Naps Inauguration

“I like the dreams of the future than history of the past”, says Thomas Jefferson. On this plane of aspiration laden with dreams of the future, The Dominican University, Ibadan on the 18th of January, 2019 inaugurated The National Association of Philosophy Students (NAPS). This was a historical event befitting of such citadel of learning […]

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A Three-Day Workshop for Candidates for Diaconate and Priestly Ordinations

Priestly Life and Ministry (PLM) workshop is a programme that draws its inspiration from the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Saint John Paul II, Pastores Dabo Vobis, a document that speaks to the question of the formation of priests in our contemporary context. Observing the interconnectedness of the four areas of priestly formation, namely human […]

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Welcome Back

Welcome back from the Christmas and New Year Break! We trust you had a blessed and wonderful Christmas celebration and New Year experience. It’s exciting to resume academic work in anticipation of the goals of integral learning experiences. As academic activities resume, Dominican Institute wishes all students a happy new year and a wonderful semester […]

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Redesigning African Universities for Today’s Challenges

DU invites all the members of the university community and indeed every well meaning African who dreams of a better Africa to participate in her first distinguished lecture towards repositioning African Universities… On Nov 15, by 4pm at the Tom Carolyn Walker hall the founder and director of Songhai Regional Centre, Porto-Novo, a man who […]

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Dominican University Hosts Meeting Of Officials Of World Bank, N.U.C And Some Private Universities

On Tuesday, November 06, 2018, the Dominican University played host to a meeting held at the instance of the World Bank to look critically into the problems and challenges, dreams and aspirations of private universities in the task of providing sound tertiary education. Only eleven of all the private universities in Nigeria were selected for […]

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How to Achieve Academic Excellence

The Seminar on ‘HOW TO ACHIEVE ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE’ BY FR. PATRICK AKUNNE, O.P on the 19th of October, 2018 started at 11:00am prompt with an opening prayer The speaker presented to us some tips on how to achieve academic excellence, how to retain knowledge, how to write Long Essays and finally, examinations. Below are some […]

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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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