Platform for Intellectual Debates

A platform that enables you to delve into controversial issues both on the international and national scenes.

Network of Sagacious Writers

We are building one of the strongest networks of articulate and sound writers across Nigerian universities.

Database of Solutions for Africa

We care about our clan, our country, and our continent. We don’t only make you think about the problems, we make you think about solutions. 

Audi alteram partem …

Listen to the other side | Hear the other side

Our Core Values

Integrity

We have zero tolerance for plagiarism and ensure proper citation of the sources of our information. We don’t lay claim to the ownership of an intellectual property that is not ours.

Facts

Facts are sacred and opinions are free. We don’t argue blindly with emotions, we stick with facts and make valid points. We don’t assume but find out the truth.

Excellence

This is our emblem and we don’t compromise excellence in writing and in the discharge of duties. We are fully committed to excellence because our readers deserve the best.

Dedication

We believe that what gets the job done is not interest, it is commitment and dedication. To get gold out of crude, devotion to diligence is non-negotiable.

Meet Our Columnists

Tijani Mayowa

‘Mayowa is a development journalist, a multi-award-winning public speaker, and a 2017 Chevening Scholar. He’s a graduate of Food Technology, University of Ibadan; print journalism, the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos; and just concluded his master’s degree in media Practice for Development and Social Change at the University of Sussex, UK — on a UK government scholarship.

He was named as one of 50 young leaders — and only African journalist — from over 144 countries around the world to discuss sundry human rights issues at the Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Great Park, UK. In 2017, he was named on the best team of the Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa (BMIA) cohort three. He was also a finalist for The Future Awards Africa prize for excellence in journalism, and the Thomson Foundation Young Journalist of the year 2017.

Samuel Osho

Osho is an award-winning writer, a professional mechanical engineer and a witty public speaker who loves the beauty of words. He believes in the power of the pen and its ability to stir change. He is a First-Class graduate of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Ibadan and holds a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manitoba.

In February 2012, he co-founded an advocacy column in the University of Ibadan, The Courtroom, with his friend Mayowa Tijani. The column which is a household name in the University of Ibadan has consistently won the award of the Best column on UI campus since 2012. Prior to his graduation in 2014, he was nominated in three categories of the Fifteen Outstanding Persons Awards (FOPA) by Junior Chambers International (JCI) but clinched the Most Outstanding Personality of the year in the University of Ibadan. His works have been published by TheCable, YNaija, The ScoopNG, The Manitoban, The Page, WRR NG and many more.

Oredola Ibrahim

Oredola Ibrahim is a graduate of law from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He is an entrepreneur, a writer, a skill advocate, a tech enthusiast, and a culture promoter. He is passionate about community building, skill development, effective leadership, and youth empowerment.

He has been involved as a team member in different startups like FinoFund (a crowdfunding enterprise), Hue Nation, www.huenation.com.ng (a branding outfit for SMEs) and UI Hult Prize team Ancora amongst a couple of others. In 2014, he led his team to the finals in the 3rd Edition of Unilever Ideatrophy. In 2018, Ibrahim became a Tony Elumelu Foundation Fellow when he won the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme Prize for SkillNG startup as one of the most outstanding 1,000 ideas in Africa.

‘Gbenga Adeoba

‘Gbenga Adeoba studied Communication and Language Arts at the University of Ibadan, where he won prizes in creative writing and journalism. He is currently pursuing a postgraduate degree in literature and creative writing at the University of Iowa.

An editor with Kreative Diadem and 20.35 Africa, his writing has appeared in Atelewo, Elsewhere Lit (Anthology of Contemporary African Poetry), agbowo.org, Notre Dame Review, Prairie Schooner, Oxford Poetry, Poet Lore, Salamander, Pleiades, and others. He spends some of his free time volunteering. You can find him on Twitter via @_Snowburl.

‘Kunle Adebajo

‘Kunle Adebajo is a multiple award-winning writer and journalist with a background in Law. His keen interest lies in educational reform, political transparency, and human-angle, investigative reporting. He is the author of On Words and Awards, co-author of The Road before the Fourth Estate: A Guide to Becoming the Ultimate Campus Journalist, and editor of Lines from the Fount. His works have been published by The Nation, The Cable Nigeria, Guardian Newspaper, Premium Times, Sahara Reporters, Punch, Vanguard, The Sheet NG, among other platforms.

‘Kunle has also won no less than 20 writing competitions, including the 2016 African Leadership Writing Competition organised by the Uongozi Institute Tanzania, 2016 Fisayo Soyombo Essay Competition, 2016 National Higher Education Foundation Essay Competition, 2017 Chartered Institute for Personnel Management Essay Competition, 2017 Dapo Olorunyomi Essay Competition, and 2017 Goal Nigeria Writing Games Competition.

Kanyinsola Olorunnisola

Kanyinsola Olorunnisola is a poet, essayist, and writer of fiction. He is a graduate of the Department of Philosophy, from the University of Ibadan. His writings – creative or journalistic – revolve around similar issues of human rights, equality, and social justice. In 2016, he founded the SPRINNG Literary Movement, a multimedia platform which promotes Nigerian literature while conducting mentorship programmes for upcoming writers, among other duties.

His work has been published on various international platforms including Bombay Review, Sahara Reporters, Nigerian Tribune, Kreative Diadem, African Writer, Kalahari Review, Bodega, Brittle Paper, Gyroscope Review and elsewhere. He has won a few prizes including the Sampad International Creative Writing Competition, Albert Jungers Poetry Prize, Arachi Poetry Contest, Fisayo Soyombo National Intervarsity Essay Contest etcetera

Habeebullah Asudemade

Asudemade Habeebullah hails from Oja’ba, Ibadan, Oyo State. He is an award-winning writer, a finance enthusiast, and a public speaker. Currently, Habeeb is an ante-penultimate student of the legal trade in the University of Ibadan. Unequivocally, he is passionate about law and intends to be a foremost practitioner of the trade within and without the country. Being a finance enthusiast, he is significantly interested in the corporate space of law and is currently tailoring himself to fit that purpose. He enjoys the wits and conceits of commercial transactions and investment analysis. 

He was the 2nd runner-up in the 2017 World Maritime Day Essay competition, winner of the 2018 Global Leadership Summit Essay Competition, first runner-up of the BAF 2018 essay competition, runner-up of the 2018 Writing Games Essay competition among others. His works have appeared on; AfricanWriter, Poets in Nigeria, Chartaville, Courtroom Nigeria, Writers Space Africa, Sprinng literary movement, AFAS Review, and elsewhere.

Yusuf Akinpelu

Yusuf Akinpelu is an essayist, rhetorician, budding Journalist and a darling to some friends. He loves crime and investigation – in books, movies and in the real sense of the word. After Allaah and family, Journalism is all he dreams of. He currently defends the First Runner-up Award of the Maiden SRC Essay Contest.

In 2018, he was crowned the winner of the 4th TMC National Essay Competition. A year is all that separates him from bagging a B.Sc pedigree in Statistics from the prestigious University of Ibadan. His works have featured on Premium Times, International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR), The Nation, ThePageNG, TheTransverse, Edugist and a handful of others. He judged in the 2018 Crescent Light Inter-Secondary School Debate, 2018 Faculty of Renewable and Natural Resources Essay Contest, as well as the Maiden Edition of Tedder Hall Essay contest. Also, he served as the official fact checker for Jaw War 2018, University of Ibadan biggest speaking competition.

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