This site is owned and operated by Dele Ajaja, a Nigerian-American writer, author, media practitioner, civil rights activist, and social critic. Earlier in his career, the blogger reported for TELL Communications, publishers of TELL Magazine, a leading Nigerian newsmagazine, between 1992 and 1994. Subsequently, he cofounded the JUNE 12 Magazine (1994) and Ekiti News newspaper (1995,) during the struggle for democracy in Africa’s most populous country. JUNE 12 Magazine, a pro-democracy news-outlet, was named after the June12, 1993 Presidential Election annulled by the junta led by General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida.
Dele went into exile in Ghana in 1996, and relocated to the United States of America in 1999. A seasoned writer, he wrote three books during his early years in the USA, including The Return of al-Qaeda, Tear Down the Iron Curtains, and The Hidden Treasures in Gray Hair. Dele dedicates his writings to tolerance, egalitarianism, social justice, and the other issues that challenge mankind. The veteran writer, who has invested his adult life in fighting for good governance in Nigeria and the rest of Africa, is engrossed with teaching young people about the significance of African wisdom, and cherishes showcasing the continent’s philosophies to the world.
Prior to embarking on the lifelong vocation of writing and advocacy, Dele studied at the University of Ife, renamed Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife; School of Post-Graduate, Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos; and the University of Arizona, Tucson, USA. He was awarded the Lionel E. Rombach Outstanding MPA Student Award at the School of Government and Public Policy, University of Arizona, in 2013. He also delivered the valedictory at the Class of 2013 graduation ceremony. Dele is a lifelong member of the Pi Alpha Alpha – The National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration in the United States.
IMAGE: “Dele” – a cartoon of Dele Ajaja by David Fitzsimmons, renowned American cartoonist and columnist.