Adeolu Ademoyo

Adeolu Ademoyo, a moral philosopher and African Studies scholar at Cornell University. He is a senior lecturer of Yoruba language and culture.

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Ribadu Oil Panel: Of Oronsaye, Otti and the service of God and mammon, By Adeolu Ademoyo

As I returned from a weekend Nigerian event here in the US, I got a call.  The caller called my attention to (i) our February essay  “Ribadu And The Metaphor Of a Moral Call” and (ii) the submission of the Ribadu Panel report. The caller is a patriotic Nigerian. From…

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The Road From Ilé-Ifẹ̀ To Ikenne, Good Night Sheila Solarin, By Adeolu Ademoyo

Like all humans, she never chose when to come to this world. Like all of us she did not choose where to arrive.  For all we know, she arrived this small world of ours beyond the Lagos oceans perhaps on a gentle wintry day. But when she was able to…

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Of God, Human and Ethics: The Church and Islam in Nigeria, By Adeolu Ademoyo

Nigerians seem not to have missed a nauseating coincidence a while ago during the first round of the transportation of Muslim faithful to Mecca for the 2012 holy pilgrimage to the holy land. While on one hand, some Nigerian female Muslims were being harassed and deported from Mecca, on the…

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The best Nigerian heroes our children, youths should emulate (Part 2) By Adeolu Ademoyo

Continued from last week... “These are our children We shall either pay for or profit By whatever they become.” James Baldwin. As we celebrated our 52nd Independence, my mind was with our children and youths. A week before our independence day, I  moved around a high  school here in the…

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The best Nigerian heroes our children, youths should emulate (Part 1) By Adeolu Ademoyo

"These are our children We shall either pay for or profit By whatever they become." James Baldwin. As we celebrated our 52nd Independence, my mind was with our children and youths. A week before our independence day, I  moved around a high  school here in the US. I went to…

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Bamangar Tukur, Aríṣekọ́lá Àlàó, their children, and oil subsidy theft, By Adeolu Ademoyo

Unknown to Dr. Reuben Abati, one of President Jonathan’s media spokespersons, when he referred to Nigerian youths who are genuinely passionate about the wrong direction the only country they have is going as “collective children of anger” he, Dr. Reuben Abati took a moral stand on the moral and social…

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Farouk Lawan Must Leave The House: Illogicalities and Reaffirmation of Immoralities, By Adeolu Ademoyo

Months ago when PREMIUM TIMES asked me to write a weekly column for the paper, I made it very clear to the publishers that the history of civilizations shows that a civilization rises and falls based on its ethics. I added that contrary to popular beliefs that tend to look…