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24 September 2009

Presenting “Tai Solarin In A Nutshell”.

The much-awaited public presentation of the book “Tai Solarin in a Nutshell: Immortal Quotes of Tai Solarin” took place today at Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria, during the 5th Tai Solarin Annual National Memorial Lecture delivered by Dr. Kalu Idika Kalu, OFR, Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance under the chairmanship of Professor Oye Ibidapo-Obe,OFR, in the presence of the 85-year-old Mrs. Sheila Solarin, MFR.

The 106 + xvii pages book co-edited by the Chairman of Tai Solarin Organisation, Mr. Akinbayo A. Adenubi, mni, and yours sincerely is a compendium of 152 inspirational, edifying and critical quotes of immortal Tai. The sometimes witty but encyclopaedic commentaries of the scholarly humanist on national and global issues are as relevant today as they were when first penned by him decades ago.

Published by Tai Solarin Organisation with a foreword by one of our Patrons and former Vice-Chancellor of University of Benin, Professor Mrs. Grace Alele-Williams, “Tai Solarin in a Nutshell: Immortal Quotes of Tai Solarin” was reviewed by Nigerian Tribune of 8 September 2009. 

If you need a copy or many copies of this book and other books by and on Tai Solarin, feel free to make your request here on this blog and you will be glad you did.

14 September 2009

Tai & Sheila: The Quintessential Couple.

Today is 14 September 2009. On the 14th of September 1951, Tai and Sheila became husband and wife.

07 August 2009

15 Years On: His Great Legacy Lives On.

Monday 27 July 2009 marked 15 years after the demise of the legendary educationist and human rights activist, Dr. Tai Solarin. To this end, the Tai Solarin Organisation is inviting the Nigeria's former Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Dr. Kalu Idika Kalu, OFR, to deliver its 5th Annual National Tai Solarin Memorial Lecture entitled "Education, Merit and the Corrosion of Social Balance: The Nigerian Case Study" on Thursday 24 September 2009 at the Bankers' House, Adeola Hopewell Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, at 11 a.m. prompt.

The Special Guest of Honour is 85-year-old Mrs. Sheila Solarin, MFR, while the former Vice-Chancellor of University of Lagos, Professor Oye Ibidapo-Obe, OFR, will be the Chairman of the memorial lecture.

06 August 2009

Welcome to the World of Tai Solarin!

Tai Solarin Organisation www.taisolarin.org is keeping alive the memory and greatness of immortal Tai Solarin on daily basis through intellectual channels like:
publication of newsletters, journals and books on him,

creation and maintenance of his website and blog,
collection and development of research materials on him,
organisation of and participation in lectures, symposia, seminars and conferences about and on him.
Welcome to the world of Tai Solarin - the world of greatness.