NUC Hosts Nigerian Folklore Society Conference On Monday

Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Abubakar Adamu Rasheed

The National Universities Commission (NUC), Abuja will today host the 5th Annual Congress and 14th yearly conference of the Nigerian Folklore Society (NFS) at the Abdulkarim Auditorium, NUC Maitama Abuja in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)
The two-day congress and conference, according to Secretary-General, NFS, Prof. Sani Abba Aliyu of the Department of English and Literary Studies, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, and Public Relations Officer, NFS, Prof. A.K. Babajo, will witness several academic papers presented on the conference’s main theme, “Resilience and Dynamism in Folklore in the 21st Century” and its sub-themes, each day at 10.00.am.
Executive Secretary, NUC, Prof. Abubakar Adamu Rasheed is the chief host of the event, which would be chaired by Nigeria’s Ambassador to Egypt and Eritrea, Prof. Emeritus Dandatti Abdulkadir. President, NSF, Prof. Bukar Usman, OON is the host of the occasion, which would see Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Olusegun Rusewe, deliver the keynote address.
Commissioned presenters at the conference are Vice-Chancellor, Kwara State University, Malete, Prof. Abdulrashid Na Allah and Prof. Afam Ebeogu of the Department of English Language and Literature, Abia State University, Uturu.
Also at the event, Editor-in-Chief, The Dream Daily Newspapers, Abuja, Osigbesan Sultan Luqman, will present a research paper titled, “The Matriarchs Strike Back: Women, Courtship and Marriage Vows in Senwele Folklore,” in which he would explore gender relations in the Yoruba Cosmos through the folkloric music of the popular, Ilorin-based, Northern Nigerian Senwele singer, Hajiya Hawawu Alake-Adisa, who performs under the stage name Iyaladunke.

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