Opinion

History Through the Headlines (3), By Muni King-Keazor & Ed Emeka Keazor

...in 1964, he composed the track, 'Ewu n'ebe akwa'. This song was performed at a club in Kano in 1966, shortly after the January 15 coup attempt, and it led to a near riot, as it was rather unwisely misapplied by a small number of individuals in tactless jest, referencing…
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Opinion

Sheikh Dan Fodio, Our History and Educational Curriculum, By Muhammed Mahmud

There is little wonder, then, that we see torrents of unacceptable information coming out daily from 'graduates' in the social media. They are the products of our curriculum; the law of GIGO is at work! No one is in doubt that what we were/are taught in schools plays a significant…
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Adeolu Ademoyo

Soyinka and the Moronic Interpreters of the Nigerian Story, By Adeolu Ademoyo

Recently, I was accidentally but briefly involved in a conversation on Nigerian issues at a gathering on the teaching of African languages in North America. Present were professional colleagues and students from different nationalities across the globe. A Nigerian-American student sat beside me. Adjacent to us were other American students.…
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Guest Columns

Professor Tekena Nitonye Tamuno: The Sacred Canopy of our Rainbow Coalition, By Toyin Falola

"He who exalts himself will be humbled and he who humbles himself will be exalted" (Matthew 23:12). "Blessed are the meek" (Matthew 5: 5). Professor Tekena Tamuno (1932-2015), a former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, joined his ancestors on Saturday, April 11, 2015. He once used the metaphor of…
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Columns

That We May Know, and Not Play Fast and Loose with the Truth, By Ifeanyi Uddin

The run up to this year's general elections has been most unusual. So intense is the passion on both sides of the incumbent president's re-election bid that just about every artifice has been reached for, and then deployed — unfortunately, often not to telling effect. In this new process, we…
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Leadership – When Obsession is What is Needed, By Taiwo Odukoya

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart (Colossians 2:23a). Leadership is often defined by key achievements or failures. Abraham Lincoln’s two terms in office, spanning eight years, is characterised by the emancipation proclamation and the freedom of millions of black slaves. The policies of glasnost ("openness") and…
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