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Surety provided by governor’s aide is suspected fraudster, says U.S. court

The United States Department of Justice has written to the United States Magistrate Judge in Eastern District of New York, Ramon Reyes, claiming that the surety provided by Abidemi Rufai, is a suspected fraudster. Rufai is an aide of Governor of Ogun State, Mr. Dapo Abiodun. He was arrested for …

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A CONVERSATION WITH PRINCE YEMISI SHYLLON, PART 1

 Prince Yemisi Shyllon: Different Slides of Success By Toyin Falola For years, I have heard a lot about Prince Yemisi Shyllon and his art collections, especially from Victor Ekpuk, Dele Jegede, Sylvester Ogbechie, Aderonke Adesanya, Kunle Filani, and Chika Okeke-Agulu. I also heard about his plans to consolidate his collections …

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FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT IS FOR HUMAN BEINGS, NOT CATTLE AND SHEEP

By Chief Mike Ozekhome The Northern elites, including the Hon Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, SAN, miss the point sorely when they compare Igbo peaceful spare-parts dealers who go about their normal spare parts business legitimately, (building or renting their shops), with savage, maniacal AK-47-wielding herdsmen. Igbo traders …

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A CONVERSATION WITH SHEIKH ABDURRAHMAN AHMAD, NATIONAL MISSIONER, ANSAR-UD-DEEN SOCIETY OF NIGERIA, PART 5

  The role of women in Islam and the education of children By Toyin Falola (This is the third report on the interview conducted with Sheikh Abdurrahman on May 2, 2021. For its entire recording, see https://fb.watch/5eN6-jkkUu/) Religion is a sensitive topic worldwide, and discussions about religion, especially inter-religious talks, …

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A CONVERSATION WITH PROFESSOR PAUL ZELEZA, PART 5

The Diaspora Experience PART A THE INTERVIEW By Toyin Falola (Unedited Transcript)     How did your path lead to living in the West? My path to the West was long and circuitous. Like many among the new diaspora, it started in pursuit of graduate education, which was underdeveloped at …

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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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