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Pathways to Nigeria’s Future: A Review of Toyin Falola’s Understanding Modern Nigeria

By Raheem Oluwafunminiyi Nigeria has often been of keen interest to the international community. It is the most populous black nation in the world, has a vast deposit of oil and mineral resources, a sizeable youthful population, and despite its constant flip-flops remains one of the largest economies in Africa. …

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Lokoja: Reminisces of History and Culture

Gratitude Speech Following the Award of a D.Litt. Honorary Doctorate from the Federal University, Lokoja By Toyin Falola On this glorious day, November 13, 2021, I reminisce on my memories of Lokoja and how they form a part of an ever-growing history of the Meeting Point, the capital city of …

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A CONVERSATION WITH OBA LAMIDI ADEYEMI III, PART 2

  Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III: On History, his Kingdom, and the Yoruba By Toyin Falola This is the interview report with the Alaafin of Oyo, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, on October 24, 2021. For the transcripts, see: Facebook: https://fb.watch/8RtsH8UVn8/ and YouTube: https://youtube.com/watch?v=S-MEj8qr0ls   …

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Beyond the cover-up

  By Olayinka Oyegbile The rules are simple: they lie to us, we know they’re lying, they know we know they’re lying, but they keep lying to us, and we keep pretending to believe them – Elena Gorokhova (Lies and the Hail of Bullets #ENDSARS The Story of Lekki Shootings …

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A CONVERSATION WITH TUNDE KELANI ON CORDELIA PART 1

PART 1   Femi Osofisan’s Cordelia: A Short Fiction of Fused Literary Genres   By Toyin Falola       On November 5th, 2021, at 8 pm, Tunde Kelani will premiere his latest movie. This is a rare world premiere to be integrated with a live symphony by the University …

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Nigerians Against GMOs Are Not Terrorists- Activists Reply DG of NBMA

Anti -Genetically Modified Organism (GMOs)  campaigners have replied to a statement from the Director-General, National Biosafety Management (NBMA), Dr. Rufus Ebegba wh referred to the activists as terrorists for the campaign against the approval of the TELA Maize into the country. The rejoinder by the groups was contained in a …

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The naira and its many enemies By Simon Kolawole

When you sow the wind, you reap the whirlwind. This always comes to mind anytime there is an outbreak of debate over the naira. It is a discussion we have been having since, I think, 1986 when Gen Ibrahim Babangida, then military president, launched the structural adjustment programme (SAP) essentially …

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Why I Crossed The Rubicon – Dele Momodu

By Dele Momodu Fellow Nigerians, I know I caught many people unawares yesterday with the sudden announcement of my membership of the leading opposition party, the People’s Democratic Party. It was practically impossible to inform all members of my extended family and many friends of such a monumental decision for …

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A CONVERSATION WITH ALAO ADEDAYO, PART 2

Musa Adedayo and Alaroye: The Future of Yoruba Language (This is the report on the interview with Mr Alao Adedayo on October 17, 2021.    For the transcript, see: Facebook:  https://fb.watch/8I5ow-akVZ/ YouTube: https://youtu.be/egEclMgd3fY/)   By Toyin Falola   Different cultural traditions are threatened as stronger states of the world compete for …

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2023 Presidency: Who is Afraid of Ndigbo?

By Jude Obuseh   In a statement issued last week Monday, Media Mogul, Raymond Dokpesi, of DAAR Communications, opined that the agitation for Biafra by Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has limited the chances of the South-East to produce Nigeria’s next President. According to Dokpesi, …

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