Idris animasaun

Dear Young Folks (Series 5) “Tomorrow’s Leaders: Balancing Present Gratification with Future Consequences”

Dear Young Folks, The emerging leaders of tomorrow wield both the promise of progress and the peril of shortsightedness, as they grapple with the temptation to prioritize immediate rewards over long-term sustainability. This delicate balance between present indulgence and future responsibility echoes throughout your actions and inactions, revealing a concerning resemblance to the traits of […]

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Open Letter to the Governor: “Inquiry and Accountability: Assessing the ‘Agribusiness for Food Security Initiative’ Event and Related Investments” by Idris Animasaun

The recent event entitled ‘Agribusiness for Food Security Initiative,’ hosted at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Ibadan on April 29, 2024, garnered significant attention. His Excellency Governor Seyi Makinde, a Former President, the DG of OYSADA, and various dignitaries graced the occasion. The event, as reported is a collaborative effort between IITA

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Dear Young Folks (Series 4: Collaborate, Volunteer, Partner and Network)

Dear Young Folks, I recently had the pleasure of attending a surprise birthday gathering graciously hosted by Honorable Dapo Lam Adesina to commemorate my own birthday. Such gestures are rare and mark only the second occasion in nearly four decades of my life. The event was truly enjoyable, and I extend my heartfelt gratitude to

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Dear Young Folks (Series 3)

The importance of caution among the youth of our state when engaging in political discourse online cannot be overstated. These discussions often escalate quickly, leading to misunderstandings, hostility, and even harassment. It is imperative to uphold respectful dialogue, verify sources before disseminating information, and consider the potential impact of one’s words on others. Reflecting on

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Kennedy Ugochukwu: A Case of Sexual Exploitation, Non-Consensual Sexual Activities and Blackmail

As a social change advocate, I am compelled to bring to light a disturbing case of sexual exploitation, non-consensual sexual activities and blackmail involving Kennedy Ugochukwu. This article aims to shed light on the experiences of the victims and the need for accountability in such cases. Kennedy Ugochukwu has been accused of engaging in sexual

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“Rising to the Challenge: Addressing Irresponsible Waste Disposal in New Gbagi Market”

It’s clear that many of us either don’t grasp or choose to overlook the consequences of our actions on environmental pollution, health risks, and strain on state resources. In the past year, I’ve received numerous complaints and images of the pedestrian bridge at the new Gbagi Market along the new Ibadan/Ife Expressway. This represents the

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THE CITIZENS HAVE A BIG ROLE TO PLAY IN SUSTAINABLE WASTE MANAGEMENT by Idris Animasaun

Often times, I have been at the forefront of advocacy for government to own up to her responsibilities in tackling the menace of waste collection which has bedeviled our environment in recent years. It is interesting to see how the Omituntun 2.0 is responding as they have moved from creating awareness on different radio and

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THE GREAT OBAFEMI AWOLOWO: Just before the denigration of his name (Part 1) by Idris Animasaun

“I will, more than ever before, subject myself to severe self- discipline. Only men who are masters of themselves become easily masters of others. Therefore, my thoughts, my tongue, and my actions shall be brought under strict control always.” “Those who desire to reach, and keep their places at the top in any calling must

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