Category - From the Past

OF TOLERANCE AND RESISTANCE

OF TOLERANCE AND RESISTANCE
By Uthman Shodipe
IN the plural foundations of lib­erty the state is often stirred in a ferment of ideas. It thrives on the...

THE VISION AND THE RECTIFIER

THE VISION AND THE RECTIFIER
By Uthman Shodipe
In the governance of the state there is always a paradigmatic flavor, a discernible design in the missionary...

ON CAESAR’s CIRCUS

ON CAESAR’S CIRCUS
By Uthman Shodipe
THE stage was constructed on a field of gold. Here, everything was luminous, loud and-radiant. Here, there was a...

THE MYSTIFYING WAYS OF HEAVEN

 THE MYSTIFYING WAYS OF HEAVEN 
 By Uthman Shodipe
IN the hollowness of the times, in the savaging distortion of the clime, in the universal, sympto­matic...

A FESTIVE INTERLUDE

 
A FESTIVE INTERLUDE
By Uthman Shodipe 
THE spacious spread of the City Hall on Lagos Island glowed with colourful canopies and banners, proclaiming the...

POWER AS AN APHRODISIAC

POWER AS AN APHRODISIAC
By Uthman Shodipe
IT was Henry Alfred Kissinger, a man of profound intellectual vigour, who once described power as a distorting...

DANTE’s LUMINOUS MAN

DANTE’S LUMINOUS MAN
By Uthman Shodipe
PERHAPS in the history of Western civilization, it was the Florentine poet, Dante Alighieri, who first enunciated the...

THE HEART OF A KING

THE HEART OF A KING
By Uthman Shodipe
SINCE the chaotic provenance of the human society which necessitated the blunt, actualizing fervour of a solitary...

The tyrant as a democrat

By Uthman Shodipe.
IN an enlightened reaction to the seizure of power by the goon-squad adventurers in Sierra Leone, the Times of London illuminated the...

The Dark Days of Abacha

By Uthman Shodipe
IT was the darkest interlude in the turbulent annals of the Union. It was a period of storm and disintegrating uncertainties. It was a season...