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Dead libraries as image of Nigeria’s failing universities

Nigerian scholars who have visited libraries in foreign universities, especially in Europe, America, Asia, and even in South Africa, will fully understand the cliché that “the library is the heart of the university.” University libraries are not mere giant buildings housing volumes of books and where academics study, they serve many other useful purposes which […]

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The decline of radical scholarship in the Nigerian academia

Reuben Abati posed a timely question, “Where are the Public Intellectuals?” as a title of a piece published on 24 January 2016, to bemoan the sudden disappearance of informed, critical, and impactful intellectual engagement of socio-political affairs in the public space. Perhaps, one simple answer to his question is that public intellectualism has suffered retrogression […]