Welcome to 2018/2019 Academic Session

To mark the resumption of academic activities for the 2018/2019 academic session at the Dominican Institute, an Inaugural Mass of the Holy Spirit was celebrated in the Chapel by the Chancellor of the University, ably represented by his Vicar, Very Rev. Fr Felix Onemeghie, OP. In attendance at this opening event held on October 2, […]

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Rethinking Education and National Development in Nigeria

Ahead of the full resumption of academic activities at the Dominican University (DU), after a long vacation, DU will open the 2018/2019 academic year with an Inaugural Mass on October 02, 2018 at 9.30am. This would be immediately followed with an Opening Lecture by a distinguished Speaker, Chief Anthony Idigbe, SAN on the topic: “Rethinking […]

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Annual Graduation Lecture
The graduating students of the Department of Philosophy organized the yearly graduation lecture which took place on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at the Tom and Carolyn Walker Hall of the Institute. The 2018 Graduation Lecture titled, “Philosophizing in the Age of Technology: A Disconnect between Town and Gown?” was delivered by Prof. Francis Ofor, the [...]
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Dominican University Ibadan Fund Raising Dinner

It was a memorable evening at The Colonades Hotel, 21 Alfred Rewane Street, Ikoyi, Lagos on Thursday, 17th of March, 2018 as dignitaries from around the country gathered for the Fund Raising Dinner organized by the Dominican University Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. This event was organized to generate funds to enable the university to commence […]

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Easter Break Resumption

Welcome back after the Easter break! We trust you had a spirit-filled Easter celebration. It’s exciting to resume academic work in anticipation of the goals of integral learning experiences. As academic activities resume, the Institute wishes all students a wonderful semester of excellent outcomes.

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Duquesne University, Pittsburgh Commends the Dominican Institute, Ibadan
Marinus Iwuchukwu, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Theology, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has commended the Institute for the sustenance of its affiliation with Duquesne University. Since 2000, the Institute has successfully run a Master of Arts Theology programme in affiliation with the Duquesne University. He equally conveyed the good will message of [...]
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Aquinas’ Day Symposium

Year 2018 Aquinas’ Day Symposium (Searching for greener pastures in the desert) can be downloaded by following the links below Part One | Part two

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Welcome to a new academic year
Welcome to a new academic year, the 2017/2018 academic session. To mark the beginning of a new session, the inaugural mass opening the academic session was celebrated on Tuesday, October 03, 2017 by the chancellor of the Institute, Very Rev. Fr. Richard Adelakun Ogedengbe, O.P. At this mass, the chancellor implored both staff and students [...]
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The right to education and the challenge of knowledge production in Nigeria
Femi Falana was born at Ilawe, Ekiti State on May 20, 1958. He studied law at the University of Ife(now Obafemi Awolowo  University) and the Nigerian Law School. Since he was called to the bar in July 1982, he has been in active legal practice majoring in human rights and international humanitarian law. Through public [...]
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Bernard Lonergan and the Catholic Intellectual Tradition: Any Lessons for Catholic Education in Africa?
Cyril Orji is an Associate Professor of theology at the University of Dayton, OH, USA. He specializes in systematic and fundamental theology, with particular emphasis on the theology and philosophy of Bernard Lonergan, which he brings in conversation with works of the American pragmatist and semiotician, Charles Sanders Peirce. Dr. Orji also collaborates in interreligious [...]
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On The Concept Of Moral Agency
Determining who, or what, is responsible for actions is a critical endeavor. However, without an adequate theory of moral agency, such responsibility ascriptions are liable to lead to problematic consequences. Humans, collectives, machines and animals are presented as moral agents, and while responsibility attributions to humans are typically unchallenged, responsibility ascriptions to collectives, machines and [...]
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Language and Evangelisation
To communicate is to enter into communion with the one with whom we communicate. In communication, I reveal the content of my heart and mind before another person with the desire that the other person's own heart and mind can grasp what is contained in mine. Anthony Akinwale from whom the words above are taken [...]
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Marriage In Nigeria: Issues; Problems And Prospects
On the 8th of March every year, the world stops to celebrate International Women Day. It was on the occasion of this year’s celebration that the Institute invited the general public to a lecture titled “Marriage in Nigeria: Issues, Problems and Prospects”. The renowned retired professor of Sociology of Education of the University of Lagos, [...]
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Breaking the Mould: Priests Unlike Others
Lecture in honour of Late Prof. Joseph Kenny, OP. The Nigerian Field Society in collaboration with the Dominican Institute, Ibadan hosted a public lecture in memory of one of her own: Rev. Fr. (Prof.) Joseph Kenny, OP. Coming exactly four years after his burial, the memorial lecture which took place on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 [...]
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Aquinas Day Colloquium
The 2017 Aquinas’ Day Colloquium, organized by the Michael Dempsey Center for Religious and Social Research under the auspices of the Dominican Institute, Ibadan was an intellectually stimulating gathering of learned minds from different fields. Scholars from different tertiary institutions such as the University of Ibadan, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, and the University of Lagos [...]
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The Dominican Institute in Ibadan and Domuni Forge an Alliance
The Dominican Institute in Ibadan (Nigeria) and Domuni University, the International Dominican University, have entered a strategic alliance to strengthen the educational opportunities of students from both institutions. The alliance will include common courses, video and podcast lectures, shared digital publishing of material, and an invitation for professors at Ibadan to also become part of [...]
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23rd Matriculation Ceremony of DI

The Dominican Institute matriculated twenty-eight students at the 2016/2017 Matriculation Ceremony held on November 09, 2016 at the Carolyn Walker Hall of the Institute. The 23rd Matriculation Ceremony of the Institute was graced by the presence of principal officers from the University of Ibadan, namely the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Prof. A. B. Ekanola, […]

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The First Dominican University In Africa Is Born

The Federal Government of Nigeria, at the meeting of the Federal Executive Council, has approved the take-off of the Dominican University, Ibadan. This approval coming on the Commemoration of All Souls (November 02, 2016) in the Catholic Church not only marks the end of a ten-year journey towards getting a university licence; it also means […]

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President’s Welcome Address

It is a great honor and privilege for me to address you all as President of the Dominican Institute as we commence the 2016/2017 Academic session. Contrary to my expectation, the Chancellor of the Institute, Very Rev. Fr. Charles Chukwuemeka Ukwe, OP. appointed me as President of DI with effect from July 1, 2016, following […]

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Politics and the Common Good

You can follow this link to download and listen to Aquinas Day Lecture by Professor Amos Utuama Download Audio

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