EDUPEACE

From ALUTA to ALOHA

On November 11, 2015, the Students’ Union of the University of Ilorin organised a Leadership Training Programme on the theme, “Redefining Student Leadership in the 21st Century”. My presentation on the occasion... Read More...

AWAU’s intervention

Last week, from November 22 to 26, Vice-Chancellors and other stakeholders from 11 countries, chiefly from West Africa, converged on the Nigerian Turkish Nile University, Abuja, for the third annual conference ... Read More...

Minus character, plus disaster

If you ask me, dear reader, the tragedy of our today’s life essentially lies in the disaster that has befallen our education. It is a global disaster really but the consequences are more prevalent among us litt... Read More...

First things for Adamu

With the announcement of the suspense-filled portfolios of Ministers last Wednesday (11/11/2015), it emerged that the first man in the Nigerian education sector today is the man named after the first man ever c... Read More...

Be unreasonable!

The Institute of Corporate Administration (ICAD) held its 2015 Digital Entrepreneurship Summit last Saturday (October 31, 2015) at Kwara Hotel Limited, Ilorin. As guest lecturer, I spoke on “Entrepreneurship Op... Read More...

What is academic corruption?

The week-long 31st convocation and 40th anniversary celebrations of the University of Ilorin peaked last Friday with the anniversary lecture by the President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama. During the event, Pre... Read More...

Unilorin: A meteoric rise at 40

In 1975, the Federal Military Government of Nigeria established seven universities in Calabar, Ilorin, Jos, Kano, Maiduguri, Port Harcourt and Sokoto. The rationale for this step, as stated in the Third Nationa... Read More...

NANS, Noise and Nonsense

The tragedy that befell Nigeria through the bad leaderships successively foisted on the country over the years, until recently, permeates virtually all segments of national life. Character appears to be the fir... Read More...

Oloyede: an unsung hero at 61?

A brilliant article, captioned “Unsung heroes of change”, appeared in the last Tuesday edition (September 29, 2015) of “Daily Trust” newspaper (page 48). Written by David A. Onmeje, the article appraised how Pr... Read More...

A prayer for Idoko

The news hit the country like a thunderbolt. It was that the Chief Imam of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Sheikh Adam Idoko, was kidnapped in the early hours of last Thursday (September 10, 2015). To me,... Read More...

Let the Peace Committee be

In my paper, “The role of the media in promoting hate speech before the 2015 general elections in Nigeria”, presented at the 9th International Conference and General Assembly of the Society for Peace Studies an... Read More...