Lamps of Our Past

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In this essay, I will focus on the fifth theme of the Collaborative Learning Initiative: Reclaiming Security. Attempts to reclaim security in many African countries, tragically, often lead to greater insecurity as rulers respond by heightening repression. Some even close down access to social media and global communications thereby harming already fragile economies. As many of Professor Ayo Olukotun’s colleagues and correspondents, I am able to read his weekly Punch columns online. They often address Nigeria’s governance failings and security deficits. In a similar vein, Professor Tunji Olaopa, in his inaugural address at Lead City University on November 20, referred to the low perception of public service: “water, education, roads, and security are at an all-time level of inefficiency.”

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