Opinion

“School Na Scam”: Why University Students Must Return to Campus, By Toyin Falola

My plea, once again: The Academic Staff Union of Universities and the Federal Government must devise different means of settling their disagreements, which must not involve temporarily decommissioning (public) tertiary institutions of learning for a seasonal face-off. This narrative must change! We must not risk an irreparable damage to the…
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Opinion

A Past Reborn: The Pan African Heritage World Museum and Our Renaissance, By Toyin Falola

Black Lives Matter! With the creation of this new museum, our babies are safely delivered, to build our revolutionary renaissance in African culture, our civilisation, and ethos, and to demonstrate, without fear or apology, the appreciation of Africa’s contributions to humanity. Now we can tell the world about the birth…
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Opinion

The Fate of Nigeria’s Private Universities, By Toyin Falola

...if anything, private universities are the frontrunners in technological advancement, competing with tertiary institutions in developed countries and raising the standard for universities in Nigeria. This is mainly in an era of the mismanagement of public universities. Given the becomes imperative for the government to start taking note and rendering…
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Opinion

Urgent Practical Steps Towards Resolving the ASUU Strike, By Toyin Falola

We indeed have a stroke! Before we move to a stage of fatal apoplexy, we must hurry to find a cure. The first medication — for this self-inflicted and lifestyle disease — is to negotiate with all the available instruments, persuasions, and skills to return our students — the victims…
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Opinion

My Oga At the Top and the University of Lagos, By Toyin Falola

...to return to sanity, the visitor (the president) should exercise his power to dissolve the Governing Council, as constituted, and appoint a new one or, as soon as possible, select a committee to determine the so-called transgressions of Professor Ogundipe. If not found guilty, he should be restored to complete…
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Opinion

COVID-19: the Global System and the African Economy, By Toyin Falola

...the region will experience its first recession in 25 years and Nigeria’s second in less than five years, given the 2017 episode. The best case scenario is where this current growth plunge is immediately followed by an equally sharp recovery, which is highly unlikely for Nigeria, given its pre-existing myriad…
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