LCS 05: PERSPECTIVES ON AFRICAN STUDIES


LCS 05: PERSPECTIVES ON AFRICAN STUDIES

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ESSAYS IN HONOUR OF TOYIN FALOLA

Edited by

Akin Alao
Rotimi Taiwo

Perspectives on African Studies: Essays in Honour of Toyin Falola is a multi-disciplinary book that covers a wide range of topics within the purview of African Studies. The book is published in honour of Toyin Falola, a distinguished African scholar at the University of Texas at Austin, USA. Toyin Falola is known to be the most prolific and versatile Africanist of our time. He is the author and editor of over 50 books and several articles on virtually every aspect of African pre-colonial and contemporary history.

The book consists of thirty-four chapters written by scholars from different disciplines, but with focus on African issues. It is divided into seven sections, each section containing chapters that address specific thematic issues. Section One contains seven chapter that address issues on past and contemporary History and Politics of Nigeria. Section Two also has seven chapters which focus on social issues. Section Three deal with language and communication in Nigeria, while Section Four handles chapters with perspectives on religion and culture. Section Six contains three papers that present perspectives on literature. The last section presents is on presents perspectives on African philosophy.

The book is edited by two Nigerian scholars, Akin Alao and Rotimi Taiwo, both of Obafemi Awolowo Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Contents Page
Table of Contents ii
Introduction viii
Acknowledgements xviii
About the Editors xix
Notes on Contributors xx

SECTION 1: PERSPECTIVES ON HISTORY AND POLITICS 1

CHAPTER ONE
Oil Multinationals and the Politics of Corporate Social Responsibility in the Niger Delta 2
Iwebunor Okwechime

CHAPTER TWO
The Dilemma of Traditional Rulers in Modern Governance: A Comparison of South Africa and Nigeria 39
F. A. Olasupo

CHAPTER THREE
Sovereign National Conference, National Conference or Constitutional Review: Which Option for the Beleaguered Nigerian State? 77
Ajayi Gboyega

CHAPTER FOUR
The 1940 Colonial Development and Welfare Act in Nigeria: An Assessment of its Socio-economic Impact 89
Bolade Adeniji

CHAPTER FIVE
Ecology of Election and Quality of Nigerian Democracy 104
Animashaun, Mojeed Adekunle

CHAPTER SIX
Deconstructing Civil Society: A Critical African Perspective 119
Kehinde O. Olayode

CHAPTER SEVEN
Palm Oil, Crude Oil and Foreign Enterprise in the History of Warri 1891 – 1991 144
Anthony Oritsegbemi Ifediora

CHAPTER EIGHT
The Roots of Ethno-religious Concflicts in Nigeria: The Arabo-Islamic/Judeo-Christian Factor 158
Adedeji Charles Ogidan

SECTION 2: PERSPECTIVES ON SOCIAL ISSUES 177

CHAPTER NINE
The Deepening Crisis of Corruption in Nigeria: A Critical Analysis of Policy Options 178
A. Sat Obiyan

CHAPTER TEN
The Emerging Network of Support for Retirees in Osun State, Nigeria 195
Adisa Ademola Lateef & Owoeye, Idowu Omotayo

CHAPTER ELEVEN
Effect of Modernisation on Obligations of Extended Family in Osun State 207
Akanmu, Olusola Esther

CHAPTER TWELVE
Community Self-governance as a Panacea for Environmental and Social Injustice in the Niger-Delta of Nigeria 220
S. R. Akinola

CHAPTER THIRTEEN
Towards an Alternative Paradigm for National Security Discourse in a Globalizing World: A View for Africa 249
Chris S. Orngu

CHAPTER FOURTEEN
The International Financial Institutions and Africa: Profits or Losses? 259
Joseph Olukayode Akinbi Dolapo Zacchaeus Olupayimo

CHAPTER FIFTEEN
Globalization, Migration and Sub-ethnic Conflicts in Nigeria 272
Olajide Olayemi Akanji

SECTION 3: PERSPECTIVES ON LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION 294

CHAPTER SIXTEEN
Ideology and Power in News Reports on the 2007 Nigerian Presidential Elections in some Western Online Media: 295
Rotimi Taiwo

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
The Syntax of Pronouns and Interrogative Markers in Mòfòlí Dialect of Yoruba ` 311
Felix Abídèmí Fabunmi

CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
Campaign Manifesto Headings as Text in Campus Politics 324
Taofik O. Adesanmi Moji Olateju

CHAPTER NINETEEN
Language and Persuasive Ideology in President Shehu Shagari’s Maiden Speech 341
M. O. Ayeomoni

CHAPTER TWENTY
The Press and the Multi-stage Determination of Public Interest in a Developing Society 358
Oladokun Omojola

CHAPTER TWENTY ONE
The Place of Indigenous Languages in the Technological Development of Nigeria 374
Faleye, James Oladunjoye

CHAPTER TWENTY TWO
Some Manipulative Dimensions of Newspaper Reporting of the Niger-Delta Conflict in Nigeria 388
Kehinde A. Ayoola

SECTION 4: PERSPECTIVES ON RELIGION AND CULTURE 405

CHAPTER TWENTY THREE
Theology of Blessing: A New wave in Nigerian Christianity 406
Olufemi Samuel Alofe

CHAPTER TWENTY FOUR
Contemporary Islamic Music among the Yoruba: The Effect of Cultural Diffussionism 422
‘Yomi Daramola

CHAPTER TWENTY FIVE
Shari’ah: An Instrument for Arresting Global Terrorism 437
Makinde, A. K.

CHAPTER TWENTY SIX
The Interconnectivity between Islam and Ifa 452
M.O. Adeniyi

SECTION 5: PERSPECTIVES ON EDUCATION 462 CHAPTER TWENTY SEVEN
Creating Learning Communities: A Strategy for Expanding Opportunities for all in Nigeria 463
Akande, J. O.

CHAPTER TWENTY EIGHT
Confronting HIV/AIDS in Nigeria through Education and Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) 477
B. A. Omoteso

CHAPTER TWENTY NINE
Development of Civic Education Curriculum for the Lower Basic Education in Nigeria 491
D. A. Falade

CHAPTER THIRTY
Religious Intolerance and the Social and Educational Implicationsfor the Developing World: The Nigerian Scenario 503
Kobiowu, S. V.

SECTION 6: PERSPECTIVES ON LITERATURE 515

CHAPTER THIRTY ONE
Yoruba Gods on Brazillian Stage: A Thematic and Structural Purview of Plays Sponsored by Teatro Experimental do Negro 516
Ebenezer Adedeji Omoteso

CHAPTER THIRTY TWO
Narrating the Hidden Virtues of Africa: J. M. Coetzee’s Life and Times of Michael K and the Empowerment of the Disabled 539
Ayo Kehinde

CHAPTER THIRTY THREE
Split Ends: Literature and Politics in Habila’s Waiting for an Angel, Saro-Wiwa’s A Month and a Day and Okpewho’s Tides 561
Remi Akujobi

SECTION 7: PERSPECTIVES ON PHILOSOPHY 574

CHAPTER THIRTY FOUR
Between Puritanism and Contextualism: Authenticity, Spirituality and the Normative Basis of African Identity 575
Idowu William

CHAPTER THIRTY FIVE
African Conception of Time, the Tensed Theory of Time and the Question of Truth makers 594
Fasiku Gbenga

ISBN 9783862885008. LINCOM Cultural Studies 05. 640pp. 2011.

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