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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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“My Stewardship”: Reflections on the Interview with President John Agyekum Kufuor

By Toyin Falola   (***This is a report of the two-hour interview with President John Kufuor. For a complete recording of the interview, visit:   https://youtu.be/XSRghCf0IAQ)       Born John Agyekum Kufuor in Kumasi in 1938, His Excellency John Kufuor is the second-ever democratically elected President of Ghana. Elected in …

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A CONVERSATION WITH SEGUN ODEGBAMI PART 2

Mathematical 7 Goes on Stage: Segun Odegbami, Abeokuta, and the Making of “Ayinla” by Tunde Kelani   Kelani and Odegbami  ABEOKUTA: THE PATH TO “AYINLA” By Toyin Falola     Without Abeokuta, Kelani’s movie on Ayinla Omowura would not have been possible. Segun Odegbami describes the connections thus: Abeokuta provided …

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A CONVERSATION WITH PROFESSOR KENNETH HARROW

PART 1:  A PRODIGOUS CAREER By Toyin Falola   Several intellectuals have dedicated their research studies on Africa and Africans by exploring various African experiences. Not many, however, have concentrated on the exploration of post-colonial African cinematic culture like Kenneth Harrow does with energetic zeal. Harrow has been a Distinguished …

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CONVERSATION WITH TUNDE KELANI

  The Nigerian entertainment industry is dominated by a group of passionate African storytellers with a flair for intellectualism, and Tunde Kelani is not just one of them, but has established himself and his crafts as household names in Nigeria. Born in Lagos State, Nigeria, to Yoruba parents, he was …

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ASSU ignored my counsel not to go on strike, says Prof Falola

Prof Toyin Falola is currently the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities at the University of Texas at Austin, USA. Before relocating abroad, he taught at the University of Ife, Ile-Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University). Although he has been abroad for decades, Prof Falola still get concerned …

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How to resolve UNILAG crisis, by Prof Falola

Prof Toyin Falola is currently the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities at the University of Texas at Austin, USA. Before relocating abroad, he taught at the University of Ife, Ile-Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University). In this interview with Olayinka Oyegbile he proffers solution to the crisis …

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Delayed gazette of Tobacco Regulations a Ticking Time Bomb – Philip Jakpor

In this interview with our correspondent, Head, Media and Campaigns of the Environmental Rights Action, Philip Jakpor re-echoes the need for the federal government to swifly gazette the National Tobacco Control Regulations 2019 and the dangers Nigerian youths are exposed to due to the continued delay. Excerpt: ERA/FoEN recently rewarded …

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Why Rapists Must Get Capital Punishment – Bunmi Dipo-Salami

Bunmi Dipo-Salami is the Executive Director, BAOBAB for Women’s Human Rights a fledgling human rights organisation in the vanguard of fighting the rights of women and girl child. In this interview, the woman activist, worried and alarmed by the seemingly unending cases of rape in the country, expresses the need …

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My Mission is to Make Ekiti Work For All -Ojudu

    Senator Babafemi Ojudu is the Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters and a Governorship aspirant under the All Progressives Congress (APC). You were born about some six decades ago. How was growing up like in your own part of the country? It was fun for us …

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