Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Omoniyi Ibietan

    Onigu Otite: A founding father of Nigerian sociology

Onigu Otite: A founding father of Nigerian sociology

A fortnight before my expulsion, ostensibly for radicalism, from the first university I attended, I was elected the first president of the local chapter of the Nigerian Sociological and Anthropological Students Association (NSASA). As a student of sociology, I had an illuminating encounter with the works of many Nigerian sociology scholars. Professors Onigu Otite and William Ogionwo became particularly prominent [...]

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    Tony Ojobo: The clinical brand oxygenator exits NCC

Tony Ojobo: The clinical brand oxygenator exits NCC

The Public Affairs Department (PAD) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has benefited from the superintendence of two great and wonderful men that I know and worked with. The first is Dave Imoko, UgwuAro, avuncular and thoroughbred public servant who retired from NCC some years ago. Imoko’s defining and unique selling power was the rare creative ability to make meaning [...]

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    A recall of history as Danjuma addresses House of Lords

A recall of history as Danjuma addresses House of Lords

General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma – former Chief of Staff of Nigerian Army, and erstwhile Minister of Defence – will today address the British House of Lords on the seemingly intractable herdsmen attack and its implications for ethnic minority rights and stability in Nigeria. General Danjuma will be accompanied to the forum by Archbishop Ben Kwashi, the Anglican Bishop of Jos. The [...]

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    McCain: Another profile in courage and uncommon patriotism

McCain: Another profile in courage and uncommon patriotism

"We weaken our greatness when we confuse our patriotism with tribal rivalries that have sown resentment and hatred and violence in all the corners of the globe". — The New York Times Early this morning as I combed the net in search of knowledge, I stumbled on the lovely words above in the latest edition of The New York Times. It was [...]

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    Anne Nnenna Nnaji: Call me a woman!

Anne Nnenna Nnaji: Call me a woman!

'Call me Woman' is the title of an autobiographical work by Ellen Kuzwayo, one of the noblest of South African women who waged scientific war against Apartheid. The Foreword to that book came from Nadine Gordimer, South African writer and political activist who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1991. I do not intend to write about Kuzwayo. Neither do [...]

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