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A CONVERSATION WITH EBENEZER OBEY-FABIYI, PART 2

The Making of Ebenezer Obey-Fabiyi   Toyin Falola   Ebenezer Obey’s birth story is as iconic as the man himself. For about 20 years, his mother, Abigail Oyindamola, and her first husband could not have a perfect marriage due to their inability to have a child. This led to a …

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South Africa’s Ramaphosa Calls For African-Made COVID-19 Vaccines

Africa needs the skills and capacity to manufacture its own vaccines, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said Monday, as the continent lags other global regions in inoculating against Covid-19. With only around two percent of the world’s total number of shots so far administered, “Africa needs to harness its own …

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I’ve no link or sympathy for Boko Haram, says Pantami

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has denounced reports linking him with the Boko Haram insurgent group. According to him, he has been preaching against the doctrines of Boko Haram and similar groups for a long time. A video at the weekend has gone viral alleging that …

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A CONVERSATION WITH CHIEF EBENEZER OBEY-FABIYI, PART 1

PART 1   Ebenezer Obey-Fabiyi: The Commander of Music, The Evangelist of Morals, and The Professor of Culture   By Toyin Falola Chief Ebenezer Obey-Fabiyi, whose name rings a bell in the Nigerian Juju music industry, is a veteran with great participatory culture in his contribution to the country’s political …

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A CONVERSATION WITH PROFESSOR OLU OBAFEMI, PART 7 OF 7

PART 7 OF 7 PART A: THE INTERVIEW Does the African Diaspora have any role in the development of African nations—education and civilization? Africans in the Diaspora have options to make. They live in societies that are already in some socio-economic fulfilment. The infrastructure of good education subtends, the economy …

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A CONVERSATION WITH PROFESSOR OLU OBAFEMI, PART 5

OLU OBAFEMI AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF AFRICAN UNIVERSITIES       PART A THE INTERVIEW (Unedited Transcript) What do you consider as the critical challenges facing the African Universities?   The Universities in Africa suffer from two kinds of perception—exogenous and endogenous. The image that African universities have caught the …

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Buhari appoints new acting Inspector-General of Police

A few days after the attack on Police formations in Imo State, President Muhammadu Buhari has named Usman Alkali as the new Acting Inspector General of Police. Alkali replaces Mohammed Adamu who is retiring from the police and as the inspector-general. The announcement of the new police chief was made …

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A CONVERSATION WITH PROFESSOR OLU OBAFEMI, PART 4

  OBAFEMI’S HARDWARE: THE ACADEMIC AND LEADERSHIP NEXUS  By Toyin Falola PART A THE INTERVIEW (Unedited Transcript)     How and why did you choose academics out of all the career options open to you?   As I said, the academia literally chose me, initially. In our time, there was …

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A CONVERSATION WITH PROFESSOR OLU OBAFEMI, PART 3

Transnational Experience  PART A THE INTERVIEW (Unedited Transcript) By Toyin Falola How did you end up studying in Great Britain? The idea of going abroad to study was not even one of our most distant dreams as young students. Names like Wole Soyinka, JP Clark and soon being abroad were …

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DJ Switch gets American Fellowship

By Olayinka Oyegbile DJ Switch (Obianuju Catherine Udeh), the disc jockey who was at the centre of shooting the controversial shooting of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in October 2020, has been awarded the prestigious Reagan-Fascell Fellowship for Democracy. The Fellowship named after former America President Ronald Reagan …

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