Celebrating the life of my mum, Hajiya Halita Aliyu

Only those who are very close to me will know my mother, the one from Maiduguri. Yes, I have a mum from the Northeast of Nigeria and her name is Hajiya Halita Aliyu. Mama, as I fondly referred to her was an amazing woman in many ways. According to my sister, “She had the biggest…

Coronavirus: 43 People Quarantined in Plateau

The Plateau State Commissioner of Health, Dr Nimkong Ndam on Sunday said 43 people have been quarantined in Wase Local Government Area of the state for investigations to forestall the spread of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the state. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the 43 people were those, who had contact with four…

AMOTEKUN AND THE CHAMELONS: COGITATIONS – Dare Akinniyi

On the 9th of January, in the new year 2020, the Governors of Ondo, Oyo, Ekiti, Osun, Lagos, and Ogun converged in Ibadan to launch the South-West Security Network better known as Operation ‘Amotekun’. The host, Ibadan — is the Capital of Oyo state and doubles as the Political secretariat of the Old Western region….

Nigerian Patriotism is a rare form of MADNESS!

There is no better way to describe it. I saw the most ironic sight on the train on my way into the city of London a few days ago. It was a black man in his 50’s, maybe 60’s fully kitted in a city of Westminster parking warden uniform. Just as I wondered where this…