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I wrote Striking Expressions to assist scholars — Prof Duro Oni

By Dayo Adesulu

lagos—THE immediate past Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Management), University of Lagos, UNILAG, Professor Duro Oni has said that the need to assist researchers and scholars informed his decision to write the book entitled: Striking Expressions.

He said this yesterday, at the public presentation of the book which attracted people from diverse backgrounds.

His words: ‘’In the academia, you get to write  quite a number of articles, you get to give lectures and present papers. ‘Some of them are published. Some of them are just there on our laptops.

File: From left: Dean, Faculty of Arts and Chairman, Faculty Board, Unilag, Prof.(Mrs) Mopelola.O. Omoegun, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Management, Unilag, Prof. Duro Oni and Lagos Regional Director, Airtel Nigeria, Mr. Adebayo Osinowo exchanging pleasantries at the official commissioning of Airtel’s Service Point at the University of Lagos, Akoka on Thursday.

Sometimes when you have research students, they are looking for your published works and they are looking for these work in other various outlets. We now decided to put together works of my 25 papers into one book.

‘’Some of them have been previously published. Some of them have never seen the light of the day. So, I put them together for researchers and scholars to look at and make some necessary quotations from them. Otherwise, it is impossible for you to see a journal published 20 years ago, the journal is no longer available, it is not online. But now they have access to a lot of these works.

‘’You can see the enthusiasm of students in the Creative Arts in the Faculty of Arts and the university generally. This has been my most wonderful day and I am very happy that all our special guests were able to make it.”

Those in attendance include the Vice-Chancellor of UNILAG, Professor Rahamon Bello, represented by Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, Professor Ebun Clark, Professor Olu Obafemi, Professor Abraham Osinubi and Professor Segun Awonusi, Oba Gabriel Adekunle Aromolaran II, Professor Sunday Edodo,  Dr Rruben Abati, Dr. Dele Ashiru and Dr. Dakuku Peterside, represented by Mr. Abdusalam Suleiman.

In his remarks,  Ogundipe said: ‘’We are celebrating a scholar and a teacher who has been in the field of academic for 41 years.

On his part, Osinubi said: ‘’Oni is a teacher and publisher of books.

Also,  Ododo said: ‘’Oni is an asset in any given enterprise because he is well endowed. Buy a copy of  Striking Expressions”


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