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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 […]

Posted in: Matriculation,
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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The Significance of Egypt in the Economy of Salvation

We have just come out of the Christmas season. Our topic advances the cause and value of the incarnation. Christmas is a one – time event, but its effects will last until time is transformed into eternity. The mystery of the incarnation, which we celebrate at Christmas, is indispensable, thus every important aspect of the […]

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Sacerdotium Et Regnum

Just before the general election in March 2015 the question was asked in certain quarters in Nigeria who or what political party the Catholic Church was supporting. Or who were the Catholic Bishops asking Catholics in Nigeria to vote for in the general election? A more poignant open letter was written to the Archbishop Obinna […]

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The Wisdom In Knowing Nothing

“The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance; it is the illusion of knowledge[i].” Edward Bond, Washington Post, 29 January, 1984 There is a sense in which I can say I came to philosophy knowing nothing; well not knowing anything per se, but knowing nothing about philosophy as an academic discipline. Although, I had occasionally […]

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Integral Humanism and the Integrity of Education

After an attempt to articulate an integral humanism, the paper makes use of what is articulated. to describe what constitutes authentic development. By way of two submissions, it proposes a notion of education of the whole human person, a holistic education that can lead to the complete and positive transformation of the human person   […]

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Ethnicity and Episcopal Appointment

A faculty lecture titled “Ethnicity and Episcopal Appointment” was given by Rev. Fr. Francis Emeka Nwosuh, O.P, STD on November 19th, 2014 at the Tom and Carolyn Walker Hall, Dominican Institute. You can follow the link below to download the audio version of the faculty lecture.

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Inaugural Lecture
After the inaugural mass, an inaugural lecture was held at the Carolyn Walker Hall which started by 11:30am with opening prayers by Sr. Nathaniel and anchored by Fr . Nestor. Speaking at the inaugural lecture was a man with vast knowledge in tackling issues in the field of epistemology and metaphysics (Dr. Isaac Ukpokolo – [...]
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