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Lessons For Nigeria From EPL – Femi Adesina

Manchester City football club was on Tuesday confirmed winner of the 2020/2021 English Premier League (EPL). For those who follow football keenly, whether it is played in the dusty fields of Ajegunle, in Lagos, the La Liga in Spain, Italian Serie A, German Bundesliga, or EPL, this was one pulsating …

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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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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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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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The endless martyrdom of youth

By Wole Soyinka   Abukakar Atiku has summed up the nation’s feeling – this most recent savagery against our youth is heartbreaking.  More than the heart is broken however, more than millions of individual hearts that still lay claim to bonds in a common humanity. The already over-stretched sinews of …

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Ogunyemi: ASUU demands go beyond members’ welfare

By Biko Agozino Tough questions were posed for the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) President, Professor Abiodun Ogunyemi, during the Toyin Falola Interview Series, April 25, 2021. The grilling started from Professor Labode Popoola, Vice Chancellor of UNIOSUN. He would like ASUU to reconsider the tradition of indefinite strikes …

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A new look and insight into the history of Yoruba

History is more than the facticity of what happened….  It is also about what it meant to those who lived the experience and what it has meant to the generations of descendants – Prof Akinwumi Ogundiran The title of the book The Yoruba: A New History, is in itself a …

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