Change Will Come but we must all be Patient – By Raheem Oluwafunminiyi

By Raheem Oluwafunminiyi | NNP | May 3, 2016 –  “God will not change the condition of a people unless they change what is their hearts.” – Holy Qur’an In the run up to the 2015 election, Nigeria found itself at a boiling point. Not only were prophets of doom waiting to see the outcome of […]

Lagos and the ‘Lagoon’ Challenge: Confronting the Native/Settler Discourse – By Raheem Oluwafunminiyi

By Raheem Oluwafunminiyi | Ibadan, Nigeria | January 16, 2016 – No doubt, the 2015 election in Nigeria will remain one of the most discussed political events in many years to come. This is because a lot of surprises sprang up in its wake and thereafter. Nobody would forget in a hurry the telephone conversation […]

Is the PDP Beyond Redemption? – By Raheem Oluwafunminiyi

By Raheem Oluwafunminiyi  | Ibadan, Nigeria | Oct. 4, 2015 – Few years ago, a popular Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stalwart once boastfully claimed that the party was going to rule for 60 years. At the time, it seemed for many as a very genuine and plausible statement, given the fact that the party was […]

Prof. Siyan Oyeweso: the Mark of a Scholar, University Administrator and Mentor- By Raheem Oluwafunminiyi

By Raheem Oluwafunminiyi | Ibadan, Nigeria | August 1, 2015 – The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr. – Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) ***** It was the Scottish historian and essayist Thomas Carlyle (1795 – 1881) who once said: “No great man lives in vain. The history of the world is but the […]

Osun State and the Lost Hope of the Common Man – By Raheem Oluwafunminiyi

By Raheem Oluwafunminiyi | Ibadan, Nigeria | June 27, 2015 – These are really disturbing times in Nigeria. Almost everywhere one goes, the stories are the same. Epileptic power supply, biting fuel scarcity, tanker explosions, intense Boko Haram bombings and attacks, petty agitations in the Niger-Delta, spiralling debts, economic downturn, naira depreciation to mention a […]

2015 Election and the Misappropriation of History – By Raheem Oluwafunminiyi

By Raheem Oluwafunminiyi | Ibadan, Nigeria | June 7, 2015 – The 2015 election has come and gone, yet leaves plenty in the mouth to talk about. There is no doubt that the recent national election will continue to be debated by scholars of history, sociologists, political scientists, international relations experts among others for a […]

Celebrating Samuel Olusegun Osoba at 80 – By Raheem Oluwafunminiyi

  By  Raheem Oluwafunminiyi  | Ibadan, Nigeria | Feb. 12, 2015 – My intention was to teach history as I knew it, research into history as I understood it and share the product of my intellectual excursions with as many people as possible. — Segun Osoba It is rare these days for people to live till […]

Celebrating US-Cuba “New Start” – By Raheem Oluwafunminiyi

By Raheem Oluwafunminiyi | Ibadan, Nigeria | Dec. 27, 2014 – “It’s a courageous and historically necessary step. It’s possibly the most important step of his [Obama] presidency.” Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro  ******* Not many people saw it coming yet it did. In fact, not many would think this day will ever come in the history […]

The Sir Emeka Offor Foundation: A Beckon of Altruistic Philanthropy – By Raheem Oluwafunminiyi

By Raheem Oluwafunminiyi| Ibadan, Nigeria | August 8, 2014 – It was Muhamed Abdel Moneim Al-Fayed who was once quoted to have said: I will continue to distribute blankets, sleeping bags, warm clothing and food on a regular basis; in the hope that my modest efforts will give some comfort to those people we are […]

What is Wrong with Islam? – By Raheem Oluwafunminiyi

By Raheem Oluwafunminiyi  | Ibadan, Nigeria | August 8, 2014  – What is wrong with Islam? Lest anyone think the question meaningless or superfluous, this piece, without prejudice to any one religious institution or belief, comes at a time when the eyes of the world is currently on the religion and most importantly the millions […]

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