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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.