The paradox of our time

Though he was known to many as a stand-up comedian, George Carlin (1937 -2008) was also a philosopher whose words, forget his lifestyle, aptly capture the reality of our today’s world. He might have had the Ame... Read More...

Violence! The writer died

In his well-acclaimed novel, “Violence”, the late Festus Iyayi describes the condition of an average Nigerian symbolised by Idemudia, writing that the character’s “unfinished education, his joblessness, his hun... Read More...

Corruption has no gender

To set the records straight, the title of this piece is inspired by one of the plays of Olu Obafemi, our well-acclaimed Professor of English and celebrated former President of the Association of Nigerian Author... Read More...

AMERICA: HERE I COME

The U.S has a fascinating history – of discovery, of hope, of repression, of slavery, of war, of freedom, of global ascent, of material progress and development as well as of hypocrisy and double standard. It a... Read More...

Hi, My Name Is Nigeria

(This is the presentation I made as part of the Strategic Language Initiative Program organized by College of Arts and Sciences, Governors State University (GSU),Illinois in collaboration with U.S Department of... Read More...

What is academic freedom?

One of the common myths about the University of Ilorin is that the staff and students are not “free”. Like all myths, including the myth of creation among the Yoruba which traced the beginning of the world to a... Read More...

What is academic integrity?

There was a rumble in the Nigerian university system, the University of Calabar as a microcosm, two months ago when the eerie news concerning some senior academics of the University jolted the world. It was the... Read More...

The Indomie generation

Though Prof. Wole Soyinka refers to his as “the wasted generation” based on his perception of the acute leadership failure in Nigeria in a 1984 article published in The Punch and just early this month, in an ar... Read More...

Tasks before Obafemi

The news of the announcement of the Registrar, Mr. Emmanuel Dada Obafemi, as successor to the immediate past Registrar, Mrs. Olufolake O. Oyeyemi, on February 9, 2013 was greeted with approbation and acclaim am... Read More...