Redefining Nigeria in 2016: The Youth

January brings a false sense of security. To many, January is an extension of December’s festivities. January excuses lethargy in the workplace; individuals are accommodated in January, despite their lack of drive. Of those captured by this January curse, many have lofty 2016 goals. With the laziness that riddles January, such goals and aspirations resemble…

In 2016; The Stakes are Bigger

  Although the end of the year often brings glad tiding, it also brings heartache over proverbial roads not taken. Crumpled papers often testify of accomplishment and milestone that were never reached. Laziness and distractions – these two brothers are often rightly to blame for the promises of glory that were never fulfilled. Faint scrawls…

A Life Adventured: The migrant/refugee

In the current migration and refugee crisis, is scale trumping humanity?

Something about the way the story of the ongoing epic migration and refugee crisis is being told perturbs. Scale trumps humanity. Overwhelmingly, the focus is on the sheer girth and amplitude of the crisis.

Beyond President Buhari’s Body Language

By Mitchell Aghatise: A few weeks back, Diezani Allison-Madueke, Nigeria’s erstwhile Federal Minister of Petroleum was arraigned before the UK magistrate courts. This development sparked conversations in Nigeria. Diezani headlined virtually every major newspaper in the country, and social media was awash with banter about her ordeal. Generally, several young Nigerians saw this as proof…

Buhari Administration And The 2014 Confab Report

By Gideon Oladepo || The administration of the former President Goodluck Jonathan, despite its alienation from the public due to its lack of genuine respect for public opinions especially in its dying days, enjoyed the support of a good cross-section of Nigerians on the final outcome of the 2014 National Conference. A sagacious government would…

For Africa’s Rise, All Hands Must Be On Deck: Both At Home and Abroad

The team behind the African Youth Gala are young people of African heritage, presently residing in the UK. For nation and continent building, all hands must be on deck, both those at home and those abroad. In my analysis, these ones (the team behind AYG) never left home; for their hearts remained and are valiantly fighting for the restructuring process of our country. The organisers have observed the trends in the continent – McKinsey and Co recently stating that Africa is home to some of the fastest growing economies in the world. However, like CreativityTurf, the AYG team have noticed that, the youth need to guard our fledgling growth. For this reason, events such as the African Youth Gala, which advance the contribution of the youth, are enthusiastically supported by us at the creativity turf.