Opinion

Professor Tunji Olaopa: Broadening the Career Paths To the Academy, By Toyin Falola

To ensure that graduates find their professional niche early, we need to work towards an academic workforce that is equipped with knowledge of the latest technologies and professional practice. It is time to embrace the advantages of professors from the workplace, men and women like Tunji Olaopa, Pat Utomi, Odia…
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Opinion

Celebrating Iyalode Bolanle Awe: The Matriarch of Feminist History, By Toyin Falola

Professor Awe is one of Ibadan city’s most priceless jewels. Ibadan has produced many outstanding academics and other shining stars, but Awe stands out as one of the greatest scions of Ibadan who has made the city proud time and time again. Her honorary doctorate award is as much the…
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Opinion

African History As Tradition: Chris Ogbogbo and the Quest for Nigeria’s Future, By Toyin Falola

...Ogbogbo has won an important battle on our behalf. When our children return to school this September, they will find that history is returning to our curriculum. After more than 30 years, they will resume the acquisition of knowledge that powerful people wanted to hide. That is a reason to…
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Opinion

Professor Matthews A. Ojo: Applauding A Graceful Exit From Bowen University, By Toyin Falọla

Professor Ojo’s tenure as the vice chancellor of Bowen University is a testimony to the fact that academics and scholars do not succeed in their ventures only when plowing through the dusty shelves of the past to understand where we are in history and what circumstances led us there. They…
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Opinion

Stanching the Bloodshed: Funmi Olonisakin and the Pursuit of Peace, By Toyin Falọla

Olonisakin’s contribution to the static or rigid models of developmental agenda has been to fashion engagement processes within the conflict-affected societies and do so in a way that touches them more urgently. The reflexivity that emerged from her ethnographic work in the field boosted her understanding of how structures of…
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Opinion

Professor Akinwumi Iṣola: Farewell, Curator of Yoruba Beauty, By Toyin Falọla

Iṣọla was a deep-seated practitioner of the language, and he was never apologetic about narrowing his audience to just Yoruba people. By staying within the particular, he made Yoruba He relentlessly campaigned for the Yoruba language to play a more visible role in our social life so that the culture,…
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Opinion

Borokini Jide Owoeye: The Stardom of a Scholar-Entrepreneur, By Toyin Falola

Chairman Owoeye, allow me to seek my first and last favour: develop the will to live longer in life. You deserve it, and you’ve earned it. For, to come to the world for too short a time is a wasted life. Develop the habits to live long. You have reproduced,…
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Opinion

Akin Mabogunje: the Geography of An Icon In Multiple Cities, By Toyin Falola

...the works and contributions of this wonderful scholar-cum-policy adviser can never be lost. They have spoken, and will always speak, for him. They are forever stored in treasure troves of the books he has written, the policies he has advocated, and other causes he has championed. They are the everlasting…
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Opinion

Joseph Adebowale Atanda: A Full Life that Cannot Be Fully Told, By Toyin Falola

“Òrò pò ń’nú ìwée kóbò”...as the Yoruba often say. We will gather at Olabisi Onabanjo University from October 9 to 11, 2017 to celebrate this scholar whose life, though fully lived in service to humanity, cannot be fully told because words alone are insufficient to entirely demonstrate his great contributions…
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