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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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Pastor Adeshina: Towering In God’s Vineyard

“Life is simple. Everything happens for you, not to you. Everything happens at exactly the right moment, neither too soon nor too late. You don’t have to like it… it’s just easier if you do.” ― Byron Katie When Pastor Elijah Oluwatosin Adeshina began his earthly journey on this day …

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  PART 2: LITERATURE AND CINEMA IN POST-COLONIAL AFRICA   PART A: THE INTERVIEW   Let me start with a most basic question: why African Cinema and how important is the nexus between Literature and Film? Looking at your transition from Literature into Film Criticism, how has it been and …

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Grandeur Exit of a Meteor

Dieudonne Kwetcha Ngnoumen (Donnie) former Chief Executive Officer of Texaco Nigeria Plc has been buried in his native Cameroun. He was 76 years old when he passed away on June 15, 2020, in Lagos, Nigeria. He was born in Douala, Cameroon on July 14, 1943, to Thomas and Tchangha Ngnoumen. …

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Olabiyi Yai: A farewell to the Pollyanna of Afro-optimism

  Yai By Toyin Falola Staring through space that drowned my muse I fight to hide unbottled emotions with every stroke; And every image I attempt to word Gets lost at the tip of my quill, or worst still; Giving life to the monster I never intended to create As …

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Conversation with Honorable Kojo Yankah   Hon. Yankah (left) with Prof. Falola   About this series In the Toyin Falola Interviews series, Dr. Falola interviews scholars, politicians, and policymakers whose work and research are particularly relevant for the African continent and its peoples, including the Diaspora. Dr. Falola also discusses …

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Despite Odds, Adesina Hopeful AfDB will Overcome Africa’s Challenges

Despite the growing demand for his probe and speculation of his stepping aside, Nigeria’s former minister of Agriculture and current president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Mr Akinwumi Adesina, has maintained his innocence insisting that the bank was committed to overcoming Africa’s challenges.   President of the African Development …

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Cornering 60 as a Social Gadfly

It was fortuitous that he was born shortly before the Union Jack was lowered in the most populous black nation in the world, one of Nigeria’s longest serving social activists and Executive Chairman of Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL, Mr Debo Adeniran seems to have his pathway in …

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Emir Aminu Ado Bayero: Majestic Walk To Royalty

By GBOYEGA ADEOYE History was made in Kano on Monday, 9th March, 2020 as the sun set on the leadership of the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as the turbaned ’Emir of the ancient city of Kano. His reign was cut in its prime …

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Sanusi in Pensive Mood in Exile

Following the abrupt termination of his reign by the Kano State governor Abdulahi Umar Ganduje, the ousted Emir of Kano, Mohammad Sanusi was said to have not been able to recover from the shock. A close aid said the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, who was …

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