Opinion

SARS and the Nigerian Youth: Odours From A Decaying System, By Toyin Falola

The abandoned Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) protest action, the ongoing strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), and the END SARS protests are all odours emanating from a decaying and collapsing system. It is the outward expression of the unsuitability and failure of existing administrative structures, a…
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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

Toyin Falola and the Power of Mentorship, By Moses E. Ochonu

A mentor who will suspend his involvement in a medical diagnostic procedure to attend your professional event is the epitome of true mentorship. Mentorship, unknown to many people, is not all about academics and professional accomplishment. It is also about a human connection, about commitment to another person’s success, and…
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Opinion

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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Opinion

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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