The Tafawa Balewa Square, (TBS) is a 35.8-acre ceremonial ground in Nigeria designed for elegance and functionality. It was named after the nation’s first Prime Minister, Tafawa Balewa. Unfortunately, he was overthrown and murdered in a military coup on January 15th, 1996. The square is a prominent site for tourism and urban rejuvenation.
Korope is to Osun as Danfo is to Lagos, they are both public transit buses that primarily operate within the states. There are also sharp contrasts between the buses and their operators (drivers). Starting with colour, the korope is painted blue (vinyl: yellow) while the danfo is yellow (vinyl: black). The korope’s colour bears a striking … Continue reading THE COMMERCIAL BUS EXPERIENCE: KOROPE VS DANFO
After a lengthy discussion the Chief reached a conclusion, “I have heard all you have said but *mbanu, it is against my tradition to encroach on another man’s land, I and my father suffered before we acquired this property to build this mansion, it is family, I’m sorry”
The land is no respecter of persons and its terrain to commercial success is rough. Florence recently divorced her husband, marital scandals that stemmed from infidelity and adultery prompted her to push for this. In a way, that action plunged her into the arms of poverty. The man gave her and the children nothing! nevertheless … Continue reading THE PERILS OF MOTHERHOOD II