Opinion

Adebayo Faleti: the Portrait of a Cultural Connoisseur, By Tunji Olaopa

As a cultural icon in the South-West of Nigeria, Alagba Adebayo Faleti speaks to an urgent necessity of inculcating the demands of cultural innovation and experience into national planning. Culture plays a significant role in many nations of the world. Take India for instance. And Faleti was a quiet reminder…
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Reconstructing the Global Academy: Falola and African Scholarship, By Tunji Olaopa

Professor Toyin Omoyeni Falola represents a significant figure whose entire corpus points us in the right methodological direction for a postcolonial intellectual restructuring of the African continent. In my last reflection on the global personality, Professor Toyin Falola, the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities at the…
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Toyin Falola, Nigerian History and the African Humanities, By Tunji Olaopa

Professor Toyin Falola stands at the core to rethink and restructure the way we think about the humanities, the development initiatives and higher education in Nigeria. And these alone recommend his unique scholarship and intellectual contributions for critical My celebratory critique of those I have been calling intellectual heroes and…
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Opinion

Rethinking Heroism and the Nigerian Civil Service, By Festus Adedayo

Unarguably, the dominant perspective on heroism in Nigeria today is that of a land where that specie is endangered. Aside the political exploits of the Obafemi Awolowos, Nnamdi Azikiwes, Ahmadu Bellos; that of the Da Rochas, Aminu Dantatas, Louis Phillip Odumegwu Ojukwu in the economic sphere; public service: the Babatunde…
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“Eskor Shall Not Pontificate; Eskor Shall Polemicise”: Eskor Toyo (1929 – 2015), By Osita Okechukwu

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today a gift, which is why its called the 'present'. One can quip that whom we have appreciated, we can never lose. Asuquo Ita left indelible marks that can never be This is a reminder that when you are sorrowful, look again in…
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Opinion

Our New Nigeria: The Role of Professionals In Government, By Kayode Fayemi

It is unlikely that there would have been this much controversy if government positions were truly perceived in terms of responsibility and service rather than power, privilege and prestige. Our national struggle with graft is inextricably linked to the popular perception of public office as an opportunity for self-enrichment -…
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Opinion

Which Path to Economic Growth and Development in Africa?, By Kunle Ajibade

Last week, The Economist of London (June 20th–26th 2015 edition) ran a story on the near-collapse of the economy of Ghana. In that story, we are told that public debt could reach 70 percent of the GDP of Ghana before the end of this year. Because investors continue to shun…
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