• The Awo, Zik And Bello Legacy

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    I have been fighting hard to bridge a lacuna: the domineering political flavour of Nigeria’s story, especially with respect to the core message in my forthcoming publication. I saw that the narrative will have a gap if the contributions of at least a representative few of those who have shaped the political landscape in Nigeria…

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  • Philosophy, Humanities And The National Question

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    On the 16 November, 2014, The Guardian carried my article titled ‘Philosophy and the National Question in Nigeria.’ I wrote that article as a layman’s interrogation of the vocation of philosophy and what I think philosophers ought to be doing about the Nigerian project. I began that article with an anecdotal note about my early…

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  • Prof. Wole Soyinka

    Wole Soyinka’s White Hairs

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    Winston Churchill once expressed his frustration about Russia in an often quoted statement, “It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.” It is easy for me to re-contextualise that statement as a linguistic ode to the greatness of Professor Wole Soyinka(WS). On this occasion, I employ that statement as a critical challenge…

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