Monday, May 5, 2014


Prof Toyin Falola is a most distinguished, internationally heralded scholar and historian. He is
the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities at the University of Texas in America.

Falola, who is the author or co-author of dozens of books published over the years, has been conferred with a major Chieftaincy title by the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Odulana Odugade. Prof Falola, together with his wife, Bisi, was physically present as he was formally bestowed with the award.    

Falola was conferred with the title of "Bobapitan of Ibadanland" by the Olubadan-in-Council.    

Expressing his gratitude for this sterling accolade, Prof Falola said, inter alia: "I am very proud
of the Olubadan (King). I have to accept this honour, coming from the highly revered King. I know that he does not just dole out chieftaincy titles anyhow. He's a man of impeccable achievement with lofty

Some of the published works of Falola over the decades include: A history of Nigeria, Britain and Nigeria, Exploitation or Development?, Mouth Sweeter than Salt, Yoruba Warlords
of the 19th Century, and The Power of African Cultures.

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