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Toyin Falola Donates Over 500 Books To Kaduna State University Library



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Prof. Toyin Falola

More than 500 books have been donated to Kaduna State University library by a fellow of the historical society of Nigeria and the Nigerian Academy of letters.

Professor Toyin Falola of the University of Texas at Austin has donated books in different fields of study to the Kaduna State University library for the second time.

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The books were presented to the Pro-Chancellor, Mallam (Dr) Husaini Adamu Dikko and the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abdullahi Musa of Kaduna State University on Monday, 30th January, 2023 in the university library.



While presenting the books on behalf of Prof. Falola, the Director, Centre for Gender Studies, KASU, Prof. Hauwa’u E. Yusuf said the donor has been a friend of the university since the year 2008.

“‘Prof. Falola has restated his commitment to continue to partner with KASU in whatever capacity he can and looks forward to visiting the university in the nearest future,’ Prof. Yusuf said

In his remarks, the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman Governing Council of KASU thanked the donor for the gesture and said he has proven that giving back to his mother land is dear to his heart.

Mallam Dikko advised the university management and library to put the books to proper use, play the musical collections in a corner not designated for reading and ensure to strengthen the relationship between the professor and KASU as the singular act would encourage other scholars in the diaspora to replicate such in their various countries.

The vice-chancellor expressed his delight and appreciation to Prof. Falola. He promised to foster a good working relationship with the donor and the University of Texas.

The Acting University Librarian, Dr. Joshua Magoi said the Toyin Falola corner houses his books and publications in the library.

Toyin Falola is one of Africa’s greatest historians. A Professor in several universities, he is a Fellow of the Historical Society of Nigeria and of the Nigerian Academy of Letters, and has served as the President of the the African Studies Association. He is currently the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities at the University of Texas at Austin.

His research interest is African History since the 19th century in the tradition of the Ibadan School; his geographic areas of interest include Africa, Latin America and the United States; and his thematic fields include Atlantic history, diaspora and migration, empire and globalization, intellectual history, international relations, religion and culture.

Falola is author and editor of more than two hundred books.

The Professor was the first to deliver a public lecture in Kaduna State University during its formative years.

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BREAKING: Abacha’s Ex-chief Of Staff Oladipo Diya Dies




Retired Lt.General Donaldson Oladipo Oyeyinka Diya, the former Chief of Staff in General Sani Abacha’s military government, is dead.

His death was confirmed by Prince Oyesinmilola Diya. He said the former military administrator of Ogun State passed on to glory in the early hours of 26th March 2023.

Born on the 3rd of April, 1944, Diya was military Governor of Ogun State after the Buhari-Idiagbon coup of December 31st, 1983.

Diya joined the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna and fought during the Nigerian Civil War.

He later attended the US Army School of Infantry, the Command and Staff College, Jaji (1980–1981) and the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru.

While serving in the military, Diya studied law at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where he obtained an LLB degree, and then at the Nigerian Law School, where he was called to bar as Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

He held other top military posts like GOC, 82 Division and finally the Chief of General Staff (military Vice President) to Gen Sani Abacha

The statement read: “On behalf of the entire Diya family home and abroad; we announce the passing on to Glory of our dear Husband,Father, Grandfather,brother, Lt- General Donaldson Oladipo Oyeyinka Diya (Rtd) GCON, LLB, BL, PSC, FSS, mni.

“Our dear Daddy passed onto glory in the early hours of 26th March 2023. Please keep us in your prayers as we mourn his demise in this period. Further announcements will be made public in due course.

“Barrister Prince Oyesinmilola Diya, on behalf of the family.”

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Breaking: Appeal Court Retains Adeleke As Osun Governor



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The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has vacated the tribunal judgement that nullified the election of Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State.

The appellate court, in a unanimous decision by a three-member panel of Justices, on Friday held that the appeal Adeleke lodged to challenge his sack by the Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, was meritorious.

Aside from setting aside the judgement of the tribunal, the court, in its lead judgement that was delivered by Justice Mohammed Lawal, awarded N500, 000 cost against the All Progressive Congress, APC, and its candidate, Gboyega Oyetola

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BREAKING: PDP Suspends Anyim, Fayose



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Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose; former president of the Senate, Pius Anyim; Prof Dennis Ityavyar and Aslam Aliyu were on Thursday suspended from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).

The PDP made the suspension on Thursday after an extensive review of the affairs of the party, pursuant to the provisions of the PDP Constitution (as amended in 2017).

The PDP also referred the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, to the National Disciplinary Committee over his reported involvement in anti-party activities.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba.

“The PDP urges all leaders, critical stakeholders and teeming members of our party across the country to remain united and focused at this critical time,” the statement added.


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