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The quest for knowledge leaves me insatiable – Prof Falola

Professor Toyin Falola is a world-renowned professor of History. He is a distinguished teacher and the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities at the University of Texas at Austin, USA. Born in 1953, Falola earned his first degree (1976) and Ph.D. (1981) in History from the University …

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Chimamanda Loses Mother

Mrs. Grace Ifeoma Adichie (nee Odigwe), the mother of renowned writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, is dead. She was 78. She died on Monday, March 1st, 2021 in Awka, Anambra State. A family spokesperson said, “It was very sudden and we are devastated.” Her husband, a renowned Professor of Statistics, James …

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TOYIN FALOLA’S GOLDEN ERA

By Bridget A. Teboh February 2021 will forever be remembered in the annals of African history as the month that Africa awarded its first academic D. Litt., presented by the University of Ibadan, Nigeria’s premier university, to the most deserving African scholar of our era, the pre-eminent and peerless scholar, …

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A CONVERSATION WITH BISHOP MATTHEW HASSAN KUKAH, PART 2

“We Are All Slaves of Allah”: Bishop Kukah and the Transformation of Nigeria Toyin Falola (Part 2 of 3 of Pre-Interview Series) Bishop Kukah  I   لِتَعَارَفُوٓا۟ ۚوَقَبَآئِلَ شُعُوبًا وَجَعَلْنَٰكُمْ وَأُنثَىٰذَكَرٍ مِّن خَلَقْنَٰكُم إِنَّا ٱلنَّاسُ يَٰٓأَيُّهَا خَبِيرٌ عَلِيمٌ ٱل إِنَّ  ۚأَتْقَىٰكُمْ  ٱل عِندَ أَكْرَمَكُمْ إِنَّ O mankind! We created you …

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Malami replies Sagay, says shut up

The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, has asked the chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof Itse Sagay, to allow Abdulrasheed Bawa, chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to discharge his duties in peace. Sagay The AGF said this in response to …

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A CONVERSATION WITH BISHOP MATTHEW HASSAN KUKAH

PART 1: “OAKS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS”: BISHOP KUKAH AND HIS NATION By Toyin Falola   “…provide for those who grieve in Zion – to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of …

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ICPC boss backs CBN over virtual assets, cryptocurrencies

The Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, has said virtual assets and cryptocurrencies are risky for implementation in Nigeria. Speaking during his presentation to the Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Institutions during its hearing on the Central Bank …

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Insecurity: Buhari has failed Nigerians, says Civil rights groups

Some 68 civil rights groups in Nigeria have called on president Muhammadu Buhari to act now and come to the rescue of hapless citizens who are at the mercy of bandits and kidnappers. In a statement released at the weekend, the groups said, “Nigeria is in dire straits.  All over …

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Junaid Mohammed dies at 73

The Minority Leader of the House of Representatives in the Second Republic, Dr. Junaid Mohammed, is dead. He was 73. According to a Daily Trust report, his son, Suleiman Mohammed, confirmed the death. According to him, his father took ill about three days ago, and died at his residence in …

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Falola, History professor bags D. Litt from U.I.

By Olayinka Oyegbile Nigeria’s world-renowned professor of History and African Studies, at the University of Texas, Austin, Toyin Falola, has completed his academic D.Litt. from the University of Ibadan. With this, Falola, 68, becomes the first academic awardee of the D.Litt. in the Humanities. In pursuing the academic degree, he …

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