politics

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 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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“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 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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“Balancing Progress and Preservation: Oyo State’s Battle Against Illegal Structures and the Path to Sustainable Urban Development” by Idris Animasaun

Following the indiscriminate springing up of shanties, illegal structures and kiosks around the perimeter of Ojoo Bus Terminal, The Oyo State Government had earlier issued a seven-day relocation notice to all squatters, stall and kiosks owners to vacate the area. The development led to protest being made to the Chairman of Agidigbo FM Oriyomi Hamzat

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Title: The Government Negligence and Look away syndrome on the Lingering Impact of Gully Erosion: A Case of Atenda, Ibadan. By Babajide Aseyan and Idris Animasaun

Gully erosion is a significant environmental issue that adversely affects many regions worldwide, including Atenda, a community in Ibadan, Oyo state. Despite the Ministry of Urban Development’s ten-year demolition marking initiative, the government’s negligence in addressing the root causes of this problem has led to persistent and devastating consequences. This article aims to shed light

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RE: EMERGENCY: ACCIDENT WAITING TO HAPPEN ON RINGROAD IBADAN AN OPEN LETTER TO HC OYO STATE MINISTRY OF ENERGY

Sometimes in April 2023, I did a post drawing attention of the state government of accident(s) waiting to happen because of an heavy concrete base lying along MKO Abiola way ringroad. It is important to note that the responsiveness of the Hon. Seun Ashamu, the Honorable Commissioner for Energy to avert any unforseen crises. There

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How GSM is making Oyo State a major investment destination.

Oyo, Lagos state as well as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have emerged as best performing states in Nigeria’s socioeconomic scorecard, according to Analysts Data Services and Resources (ADSR). A total of 57 relevant indicators were used in the construction of the scorecard across 12 key broad socio-economic segments. Mr Afolabi Olowookere who is The Managing

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PALLIATIVES: A BLESSING OR CURSE

The Collins dictionary defines the word PALLIATIVE as an action that is intended to make the effects of a problem less severe but does not actually solve the problem. At the inauguration speech of President Bola Tinubu, he declared that the subsidy on fuel will be removed with immediate effect. This announcement/declaration had a domino

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