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Dr Staffan Lundén of the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, who is currently visiting with IAS-UI, gave a talk on 6 December on his acclaimed book Displaying Loot: The Benin Objects and the British Museum. His talk was part of a symposium titled ‘The Benin Loot and their International Display’, which was organized under the auspices of the Initiative for Information, Arts and Cultural Development in Nigeria (IACD), with Prof Folarin Shyllon as chairman.

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The 19th Convocation and Investiture of new fellows of the Nigerian Academy of Letters (NAL) held on the 10th of August, 2017 at the J.F. Ade-Ajayi Auditorium, University of Lagos. The theme of the Convocation was ‘Patriotism’, and Prof Dele Layiwola, immediate past IAS Director, delivered the Convocation Lecture on the topic ‘The Patriot and the Nationalist in an Emergent Democracy’.

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In Honour of Prof Mosunmola Omibiyi-Obidike and Prof Olufemi Bamigboye Olaoba

Theme: History and Music in Culture and Development

On Wednesday, 5 July, 2017 IAS-UI celebrated the lifework of Prof Mosunmola Omibiyi-Obidike and Prof Olufemi Olaoba, two intellectual giants whose decease last year was deeply felt in the circles of Nigerian academia.