The Alma Mater

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...

Peace is possible

When the former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prof. Bolaji Akinyemi, in his December 16, 2014 letter addressed to both President Goodluck Jonathan and General Muhammadu Buhari made his eerie prediction, my heart... Read More...

Garlands for Obafemi at 65

On Thursday, April 16, 2015, the Performing Arts Theatre of the University of Ilorin was abuzz with a jaw-dropping performance in honour of one of the most versatile scholars, prolific writers and frontline int... Read More...

When uncertainty is certain…

As preparations for the 2015 elections in Nigeria are at fever pitch with frantic preparations being made towards them one way or another, it is apposite that more political education is required towards the pe... Read More...