The Alma Mater

Unilorin and Innovation

In a 2010 article, “UNILORIN: A meteoric rise in 35 years”, published in Unilorin Star of the year, I attempted to periodise the development of the University of Ilorin in its various stages. The identified pha... Read More...
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Beyond fasting

Everything that has a beginning surely has an end. The month of Ramadhan, which started just like yesterday, has ended. It is therefore auspicious to thank God because it is not automatic to live beyond fasting... Read More...
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The Right Track

When the Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, came to the University of Ilorin on Thursday, May 15, 2014 for the inauguration of our oil palm plantation project,... 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...

Once upon a Registrar

Another milestone unfolds in the annals of the University of Ilorin today as a new Registrar, Mr. E. D. Obafemi, assumes office having received the hand-over note last Friday from Mrs. O. O. Oyeyemi. The former... Read More...

What is academic humility?

During an interactive session he had with the academic staff of the Faculty of Arts, University of Ilorin, on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, Prof. Jacob Kehinde Oluponna of Harvard University, USA, struck a chord i... Read More...

Oseni’s example

One of the hallmarks of the academia is passion through which one’s calling is pursued with vigour and zeal.  Even outside the university system, without being passionate about whatever one does, one cannot aim... Read More...