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Falola and the praise of greatness

By Olayinka Oyegbile (In Praise of Greatness: The Poetics of African Adulation; by Toyin Falola, Carolina Academic Press, 2019) In history, a great volume is unrolled for our instruction, drawing the materials of future wisdom from the past errors and infirmities of mankind – Edmund Burke It is only the …

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A CONVERSATION WITH EBENEZER OBEY-FABIYI, PART 6

The Unknown Ebenezer Obey: A Loving Father and A Darling Husband By Toyin Falola   (This is the third report on the interview conducted with Chief Ebenezer Obey-Fabiyi on April 18, 2021. With viewers on three platforms now at over 16,000, there is a strong loyalty between him and his …

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Trans Fat-Free Nigeria Campaign stakeholders laud NAFDAC

Stakeholders in the Trans Fat-Free Nigeria Campaign have lauded the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) for their partnership and commitment to the #TransfatFreeNigeria campaign. The stakeholders comprise of Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA), Network for Health Equity and Development (NHED), Global Health Advocacy …

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A conversation with Prof Mobolanle Sotunsa

By Toyin Falola From the 21st to the 23rd of June 2021, Professor Mobolanle Sotunsa will be co-convening the 6th J. A. Atanda Lectures and Conference, which will bring 400 speakers to Babcock University, Nigeria. Her talent and managerial capability are the driving force behind this success. Prof. Sotunsa does …

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We must decolonize African legal systems

By Toyin Falola   It gives me great pleasure to be here again at the University of South Africa (UNISA), one place I can solidly vouch for when it comes to upholding excellence and striving to advance the cause of Africanism. If other leading universities are consistent about their concerns, …

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Professor Sotunsa Mobolanle: Breaking down the walls of patriarchy in African scholarship

By Toyin Falola   From the 21st to the 23rd of June 2021, Professor Mobolanle Sotunsa will be co-convening the 6th J. A. Atanda Lectures and Conference, which will bring 400 speakers to Babcock University, Nigeria. Her talent and managerial capability are the driving force behind this success. Prof. Sotunsa …

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President suspends NPA chief executive

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the suspension of Hadiza Bala Usman as the managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). In a statement, presidential spokesman Garba Shehu, said the suspension followed a recommendation by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi. An administrative panel of inquiry has been raised to …

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A CONVERSATION WITH SHEIKH ABDURRAHMAN AHMAD, NATIONAL MISSIONER, ANSAR-UD-DEEN SOCIETY OF NIGERIA, PART 3

ISLAM: AN ENDLESS MARCH OF PROGRESS AND EXPANDING MODERNITY (This is the first report on the interview conducted with Sheikh Abdurrahman on May 2nd, 2021. For its entire recording, see https://fb.watch/5eN6-jkkUu/)    By Toyin Falola   I did not intend for this to be my first report on the interview …

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Sheikh Abdurrahmon Ahmad on the Toyin Falola interview: Some reflections

By Afis Ayinde Oladosu   The event was conceived in the womb of time to be a refreshingly different departure from the run-of-the-mill meet-ups on Islam. Or how else might one begin to reflect over an interview session or rather a conference, if you will, that had Prof Falola as …

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Kaduna: Bandits threaten to kill 17 kidnapped students

The gunmen who kidnapped students of Greenfield University in Kaduna have threatened to kill the remaining 17 students if ransom is not paid soon. The gunmen attacked the institution on April 18 and abducted some students. The state is yet to confirm the exact number of students taken hostage. The …

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