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The Guardian’s columnist, Afejuku, delivers FUOYE convocation lecture tomorrow


Tony Afejuku

A Columnist with The Guardian, Prof. Tony Afejuku will deliver the convocation lecture of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) tomorrow.

The lecture titled “Anticipating the Birthday Boy: Options and Possibilities for a Besieged Nation at 60”, is part of a week-long combined convocation of the institution, which commenced on August 26.

Afejuku, an intellectual, poet, scholar and professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Benin, Edo State, will through the lecture reflect in retrospective and prospective fervour, Nigeria’s thorny journey ahead of the nation’s diamond anniversary in 2020.

After the lecture, there will be a performance of a play: Once Upon a Tower in the evening.

Written by Nigeria’s first Professor of Dance, ex-Abuja Carnival’s CEO/artistic director and currently, FUOYE’s Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies, Prof. Rasaki Ojo Bakare, Once Upon a Tower x-rays the dire consequences of the rot being perpetrated by some dissident elements in the nation’s tertiary institutions.


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