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Ebola and R2P; Africa and the International Community: 5 Lessons from the Epidemic


After completing a scintillating [cough, cough]  on the responsibility to protect [R2P] and its operation in West Africa, I shamelessly seize any opportunity to crowbar my knowledge in this area into current affairs. My thesis focused on the preventive arm of (R2P) and I continue to examine any responsibility which the international community may have in preventing human suffering in fragile states.

What is Nigeria?


The everlasting conundrum of identity of the people living in the area marked Nigeria has raised up such phrases like “geographical expression”, “geographical entity”, “artificial creation”, “colonial creation.” Are we a ‘state’ in the true meaning of the word?

Personal Legal explanation of Oscar Pistorius Verdict


Here is my considered legal opinion to the reaction on the verdict in the Oscar Pistorious case. (Which we will all have forgotten about next week). I hope anyone reading will approach with an open mind…

Never Stop Singing: A short story


Like every Sunday I had spent on Ile-Ife university campus, this Sunday was no different. 7 am, and I was dressed as sweet as dodo. Crammed myself into the uncomfortable seats of the amphitheatre; the congregation huddled close to withstand the biting wind.

How to ‘solve’ Africa in 5 easy steps


Africa has long become the poster child for war, famine and disease. Of course I really mean sub-Saharan Africa or in un-PC terms ‘Black’ Africa. I believe the solution is as simple as the solution I would give the fellow banging his head against a brick wall and taking paracetamol.

DrAjao: Nigeria vs Iran, World Cup 2014: My Crazy Interpre…

DrAjao: Nigeria vs Iran, World Cup 2014: My Crazy Interpre…: Super Eagle? Okay I’ll just let you know I don’t know much about soccer so stop me when I’m wrong. Nigeria faced Iran at 3PM…

An interesting interpretation

On the criminalization of offensive language in private conversation (aka the ‘Sterling’ effect) through the eyes of a Nigerian


I believe that in Nigeria, we are lucky not to have the politics of the ‘other’, a situation that implies the complete objectification of another group to help to get the primary group to a mental state that will permit the oppression of the ‘other’ without moral repugnance.

Hit the Child



I read some comments yesterday about corporal punishment in a Nigerian primary school. They made me think deeper about our attitude to ‘discipline’. Why do we hit children? To punish? To correct? To change them? Do we HAVE to?

Blind Aspiration


In 2014, “BLIND ASPIRATION” was a top 10 finalists in the Documentary Category of the Afrinolly Short Film Competition

Dr Ife Akintunde is a Nigerian living in the United Kingdom. Ife became the first blind student to study Law at the prestigious University of Lagos, Nigeria and also the first blind student accepted to study for a masters in international relations and doctorate in politics at Lancaster University UK .

African Child the Second

The Sahel, Bamako, Mali, Africa, 1986