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A remarkable percentage of the Nigerian population has been reduced to helpless workers who depend on the goodwill of constituted authorities without who they will have little chance of getting their daily bread. There's another community, or communities, united by a commitment to greed and other flashes of corruption, a conclave of iniquities which cuts across generations, gender, ethnicity and orientations, the rumps of national and international embarrassments who are sworn to their own self-centeredness.

To Secure Our Space and Survive the Terrors: A Review of Oyesoji Aremu’s Policing and Terrorism: Challenges and Issues in Intelligence

Book Title: Policing and Terrorism: Challenges and Issues in Intelligence

Author: Oyesoji Aremu

Publishers: Stirling-Horden Publishers Ltd.

Year: 2014

Pages: 183

Reviewer: Aderemi Raji-Oyelade

...the major challenge is how to sustain and maintain democracy and development in the face of growing security threats. This is a matter of national importance that should be of concern to all stakeholders in the Nigerian state and one that requires comprehensive and committed contributions of all groups and interests that make up the country. 

IBPF Celebrates Scholar-Poet Harry Garuba at 60

Dateline: Sunday, April 8, 2018, IBPF celebrates Harry Garuba at 60.

Poets and critics will gather to honor the scholar-poet, Harry Garuba of UCT, Cape Town, South Africa. It is happening on the campus of the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Two events, two themes, two venues, all for one great intellectual and creative mind.

First event: "Shadows, Dreams and the Eruptions of Poetry"
Venue: Faculty of Arts Quadrangle
Time: 4.30 - 6.00pm

Second event: "Of poetry, peppersoup, palmwine and other intimations"




The Humboldt Kolleg in the Humanities in Nigeria (HKHN) Conference will hold at the Conference Centre, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria from February 19 to 22, 2018. The theme of the conference is: “Of Texts, Spaces, Signs and Symbols: Questing Corpora for Translational Research in the Humanities”.

Rudy G. Wilson: The American who was a true African

Rudy G. Wilson (June 17, 1935 – December 4, 2017)

My great benefactor, Rudy Wilson just passed on in the US. He was 82 years old.

Great man. Large heart. Patron. Educationist. Spirit of Africa-America Renaissance. Lover of all things literary and cultural. First elected African American President of the School Board in Edwardsville, Illinois. First African American to teach in an all-white school in Claremont. Silent but effective revolutionary.


S.C.O.R.E Series 13

S.C.O.R.E: Scholarships and Conferences Opportunities for Researchers and Experts

1. Call to Join Online Forum on Agriculture and Nutrition
The e-Agriculture Community of Practice, in conjunction with partners, are glad to announce the upcoming online discussion themed, “e-forum discussion on ICTs and Open Data in Agriculture and Nutrition”.