Opinion

AMALA FIESTA: A QUICK DIAGNOSIS OF A MAIDEN FOOD-CULTURE GATHERING IN IBADAN

  Recently, the media was awash with stories which ordinarily would not have taken hold of the headlines. I cannot remember the last time a story about food-related fiesta/event enjoyed media attention like it did when the Oyo State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr. Toye Arulogun made a press statement few months ago that the State government through the Ministry he supervises will celebrate the largest gathering of food vendors, farmers and exhibitors called ‘Amala Fiesta’ in the ancient city of Ibadan. Perhaps, this confident statement picked itsRead More

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Lagos Mob Killing: A tale of blood and the sanctity of human life

  Recently, the social media was awash with the gory sight of a video that went viral on the internet. The video was a gruesome lynching of an unidentified person who was badly beaten, with blood running down from his face before he was set ablaze by some unknown persons. It is difficult to ascertain the veracity of the story based on conflicting media messages that deluged the social media on the incident. One account of the story has it that the victim was a boy of about about 7-year-oldRead More

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