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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Bámidélé Upfront

Ìpónjú Makes Me Yorùbá: What Else?, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The Yorùbá as an ethnocultural identity has always been invented and reinvented as an adversarial reaction to the pressure of new collective identities. For a forceful, united, unified and purposeful identity, there must be ideals to live by that must never be broken, infringed upon or dishonoured. As of today,…
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Guest Columns

Adefuye: End Of A Long, Long Journey, By Azu Ishiekwene

Yet, it would never be said that he offered less than his best for his country. He built bridges on the bilateral front, taking on hot topics like regional security, good governance, institution building and electoral reform. He was impatient with red tape and cut right through to offer sincere…
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Columns

Ali Mazrui,1933-2014: A Tribute, By Toyin Falola

Laa ilaaha illal-lahuu Muhammadur Rasuulullah   Inna lillaahi maa akhaza, wa lillaahi maa a'ataa, wa kullun indahu, bi ajalim musamman, faltasbir waltahtasib.   The colossus with the feet of steel joined his ancestors in the early hours of October 13, 2014. Ali Mazrui was larger than life! The most prodigious scholar…
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Guest Columns

Ayo Olukotun: Between The Narrator And The Seer, By Toyin Falola

In his award-wining weekly column for Punch newspaper, Ayo Olukotun, Dean of Social Sciences, Lead City University, Ibadan relentlessly unleashes the main beast on his readers: Ebola-level affliction of mis-governance. His chief concern is to relate the lives of Nigerians to those of their leaders in their multiple layers, and…
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