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The spectacle of death

In preparing a booklet I called Let’s Talk about Death published in 2003, one source I found useful is Khawalaja Muhammad Islam’s The Spectacle of Death, the adopted title of this column. A first reading of the... Read More...

The august people of August

Though the month of August 2016 will be remembered by millions of people as the month of the Rio Olympics, where the Nigerian athletes ran well like pregnant women and our poorly motivated football team managed... Read More...

Float like a butterfly

On Friday June 10, 2016, I was aboard an Emirates flight to Chicago enroute to the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, where it emerged that the University of Ilorin, based on its commitment to peace, is the onl... Read More...

10 years after Fulbright

The alumni of the US exchange programmes had a meeting with the visiting US Embassy cultural attaché, Mr Bob Kerr, and his team at a beautiful location in Ilorin last Wednesday (June 1, 2016). For Fulbright sch... Read More...

Quintessential Quadri

When the University of Ilorin was to organise its epoch-making 40th anniversary last October, it chose the right man to lead the organising team, in person of that doyen of intellectualism, Prof. Yasir Anjola Q... Read More...

Adieu! Oladele as I knew him

“Man becomes discourse after his demise/ Be a good discourse for him who observes” – Arab poet When the text message of the Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Ilorin Chapter... Read More...

A day with Oloyede

Last Thursday (February 18, 2016) will remain evergreen in the annals of the Nigerian Academy of Letters (NAL) as it was the day it held its 2016 Annual Lecture, delivered by our mercurial former Vice-Chancello... Read More...

The January obituaries

The month of January 2016 has come and gone but its memory will continue to linger because of the sour taste it left in our throats. At least, two tragedies befell us as a community. These were two obituaries w... Read More...

Let’s talk about peace

Today (i.e. September 21), various governments, institutions, organisations and people across all countries will mark the International Day of Peace. In our world ravaged by war and enmeshed by conflict, at lea... Read More...

As BOY breaks the jinx…

When the University of Ilorin was established in August 1975, one of the pioneer three Faculties of the new University was the Faculty of Arts. Forty years after, the University would become the flagship of the... Read More...

12 tips and two other things

  The same feeling a footballer has when he scores a goal is the feeling a writer has when he is told how his writing has positively affected the audience. That was the same feeling this columnist had w... Read More...

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