The Gambia’s gamble After attending the week-long 26th Biennial Conference of the International Peace Research Association (IPRA) Conference hosted by the University of Sierra Leone, Freetown, and being given what I referred to as the “Arik treatment” by the Air ...

In part of what was evidently his last contribution to knowledge and scholarship, the late former Minister of Education and well-acclaimed educationist, Prof. Babs Fafunwa, wrote “The Beginnings and Evolution of University Education in Nigeria” which was published in “Fifty ...

Easy speak There is an old saying that different languages are good for different occasions and for one to be understood properly, many languages are required. Therefore, when you are speaking to God, use Latin; to the military, German; to ...

Though the quote of Nelson Mandela that education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world is often touted among us, there is nothing to suggest that due regard is paid to that all-important bedrock of ...

Today, we live in the world of words. More than any other time in history, we communicate more.  As I once wrote, “…everywhere one goes, words are there blasting over radio and television sets, jarring ear-drums with (un)intelligible messages, words ...

On Saturday, October 22, 2016, news broke that a PhD graduand of the University of Ilorin died just a few hours to his convocation ceremony. While it was another tragic news to many people in our tragedy-generating country, to me, ...

(Dedicated to Salaudeen Oladipo) One August evening some years back, the then 43-year old veteran boxer, Saoul Mamby, said something that every student or youth should bear in mind. It was in Westchester, New York, and the veteran boxer had ...

Last Wednesday (September 21), the world commemorated the 2016 International Day of Peace, otherwise known as Peace Day, with various activities across the world. A creation of the United Nations General Assembly in 1982 by Resolution 36/67, Peace Day was ...

The 4th international conference of U6, themed “Addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through Collaborative and Transnational Research”, was held at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, between September 12 and 16. By the way, what is U6? U6 is ...

The advent of the social media in Nigeria has come with many positive developments such as connecting old friends and people generally, promoting business, sharing information with ease as well as serving as education and  entertainment platforms, among others. There ...

At the instance of the Nigeria Inter-religious Council (NIREC), a Technical Committee comprising top academics, scientists, scholars and professionals from our two major religious divides was inaugurated recently in Abuja to examine the issue of the Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). ...

William Shakespeare might have thrilled the world with his spell-binding “The Comedy of Errors” first performed in December 1594. However, what happened at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) in August 2016 was heart-rending that it could be described ...