Prof. Ekanola A.B.

Ekanola A.B.||University of Ibadan

Adebola Babatunde EKANOLA 


Academic and Professional Qualifications

B.A(Ife), M.A, PhD (Ib)




Area of Specialisation




Department of Philosophy, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.




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Research Projects/Activities


In Progress

  1. “The Challenge of Sustainable Development and the Imperative of a Moral Renaissance in the Niger Delta Debacle: Augmenting UNDP’s Human Development Agenda”


Dissertation and Thesis

  1. “Public Interest: The Individual and the State”, (1996), M.A project, Department of  Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, University of Ibadan.
  2. “Peace and the Problems of Justice and Group Loyalties in Contemporary Society”,  (2003) Ph.D Thesis, Department of Philosophy, University of Ibadan.



  1. Oladipo, O. and Ekanola, A. B. (eds.) (2009). The Development Philosophy of Emmanuel Onyechere Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe. Vol.1. Ibadan: Hope Publications. 163 pp. [ISBN: 978-8080-48-0].
  2. Oladipo, O. and Ekanola, A. B. (eds.) (2009). The Development Philosophy of Emmanuel Onyechere Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe. Vol.II. Ibadan: Hope Publications. 228 pp. [ISBN: 978-8080-50-2].
  3. Irele, D. and Ekanola, A. B. (eds.) (2010). The Development Philosophy of Emmanuel Onyechere Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe. Vol.1II. Ibadan: Hope Publications. 258 pp. [ISBN: 978-8080-53-7].
  4. Ekanola, A. B. (1999). “Ethics and Society”. In Ayo Fadahunsi (ed.).   Philosophy and Society. Ibadan: Hope Publications. pp. 47-54. [ISBN: 978-34596-4-3].
  5. Ekanola, A.B. (1999). “Nature of Philosophical Problems”. In ‘Dipo Irele (ed.). Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Reasoning. Ibadan: New Horn Press pp.14-22. [ISBN: 978-32518-5-6].
  6. Ekanola, A. B. (2000). “The Nature of Political Philosophy”. In Kolawole Owolabi (ed.). Issues and Problems in Philosophy. Ibadan: Grovacs Network. pp. 222-230. [ISBN: 978-044-311-8].
  7. Ekanola, A. B. (2001). “Morality of Peace and War”. In Ebun Oduwole and Mabol Olaolu (ed.). Fundamental Theories and Issues in Ethics Ibadan: Ben-El Books. Ibadan. pp. 157-165. [ISBN: 978-35051-2-2].
  8. Ekanola, A. B. (2005). “Metaphysical Issues In African Philosophy”. In Olusegun Oladipo (ed.). Core Issues in African Philosophy, Ibadan: Hope  Publications. pp. 74-89. [ISBN: 978-8080-14-6].
  9. Ekanola, A. B (2005). “Tasks of the Philosopher in Contemporary Africa”.  In R.A Akanmidu (ed.). Footprints in Philosophy. Ibadan: Hope Publications.  pp. 84-95. [ISBN: 978-8080-17-0].
  10. Ekanola, A. B. (2005). “The Imperative of Justice in the Quest for Peace in Contemporary African Society”. In Isaac Olawale Albert (ed.). Perspectives on Peace and Conflict in Africa: Essays in Honour of Gen. (Dr.) Abdusalami A. Abubabakar. Ibadan: John Archers Publishers and Peace and Conflict Studies Programme. Institute of African Studies. University of Ibadan. pp.44-55. [ISBN: 978-2188-36-0].ABSTRACT
  11. Ekanola, A. B. (2009). “A Critical Exposition of the Views of Emmanuel Onyechere      Anyiam-Osigwe on Youths, Education and Social Development”. In Olusegun Oladipo  and Adebola B. Ekanola (eds.). The Development Philosophy of Emmanuel Onyechere Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe, Vol.1. Ibadan: Hope Publications. pp. 135-147. [ISBN: 978-8080-48-0].
  12. Ekanola, A. B. (2009). “Introduction to Formal Logic”. In Olusegun Oladipo and Jonathan Olobatoke (eds.). Introduction to Philosophy and Logic: Oyo: Ajayi Crowther University. [ISBN: 978-37619-6-X].
  13. Ekanola, A.B. (2009). “Good Governance in the Development Philosophy of Anyiam-Osigwe”. In Olusegun Oladipo and Adebola Babatunde Ekanola. (eds.). The Development Philosophy of Emmanuel Onyechere Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe. Vol.II, Ibadan: Hope Publications. pp. 69-82. [ISBN: 978-978-902-120-8].
  14. Ekanola, A. B. (2009). “Rectifying the Evils of the Past: Social Justice and the Idea of a National Conference in Nigeria”.  In J. Obi Oguejiofor (ed.). Philosophy, Ideology and Civil Society. Owerri: Living Flames Resources. pp. 341-359. [ISBN: 978-37421-2-0].
  15. Ekanola, A. B. (2000). “Development, Social Justice and the State”. Journal of Philosophy and Development. Vol.6. Nos. 1 & 2. pp. 60-71. [Nigeria].
  16. Ekanola, A. B. (2003). “Peace in Contemporary Society: Transcending the  Bonds of   Group affiliations”. Journal of Conflict Management and Development. Vol. 1.  pp.1-14.ABSTRACT
  17. Ekanola, A. B. (2004). “Leadership Crisis and the Quest for Peace in Nigeria: A Philosophers’ Perspective”. Oye: Ogun Journal of Arts. Vol. X. pp. 98-109. [Nigeria]. 
  18. Ekanola, A. B. (2004). “Public Interest, the State and the Pursuit of Peace in Contemporary African society”, African Journal of Contemporary Issues. Vol. 2, No. 3. pp. 278-285.
  19. Ekanola, A. B. (2004). “What is This Thing Called Peace?”. Ibadan Journal Humanistic Studies. Nos. 13 & 14.  pp. 41-53. ABSTRACT
  20. Ekanola, A. B. (2005). “Beyond Isolation, Towards Cooperative Relations and Resolution of Ethnic Conflicts in a Contemporary African Society”. Africa Insight. Vol.  35. No.3. pp. 48-54.  [South Africa].
  21. Ekanola, A. B. (2005). “Socio-Economic Development and the Myth of the Invisible Hand in the Global Market Economy: Questioning the Ethics of the Global Capitalist  Order”.  Journal of Social Development. Vol. 20: 2. pp. 132-154. ABSTRACT
  22. Ekanola, A. B. (2005). “In the Quest for an Enduring Social Peace in a Violence Ridden Society: From a Culture of War and Violence to a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence”. West African Journal of Philosophical Studies. Vol. 8.  pp. 92-112. ABSTRACT
  23. Ekanola, A. B. (2005). “Human Nature, War and the Quest for Social Peace”. Journal of Philosophy and Nature. Vol. 2. No. 2. pp. 23-44. ABSTRACT
  24. Ekanola, A. B. (2006). “The Moral Demand of Peace on the Global Capitalist Order”. Peace Review. Vol. 18. No.2.  pp. 281-288. ABSTRACT
  25. Ekanola, A.B. (2006). “National Integration and the Survival of Nigeria in the 21st Century”. The Journal of Social, Political and Economic Studies.  Vol. 31. No.3. pp. 279-293. 
  26. Ekanola, A.B. (2006). “A Naturalistic Interpretation of the Yoruba Concept of Ori”. Philosophia  Africana. Vol. 9. No. 1. pp. 41-52. 
  27. Ekanola, A.B. (2006). “The Social Relevance of Philosophy”. Journal of  Philosophy and Development. Vol. 8. Nos. 1 & 2. pp. 44-55. 
  28. Ekanola, A. B. (2009). “Realizing the Value of Peace in Africa”. Peace Review. Vol. 21. No. 2. pp. 222-229. ABSTRACT
  29. Ekanola, A. B. (2009). “Pacifism and its Prospects for Social Peace”.  Hekmat va Falsafeh, Vol. 5. No. 2. pp. 23-39. ABSTRACT
  30. Ekanola, A. B. (May, 2010). “Rethinking The Question of Values in an Era of Terrorism”. Filosofia: Philosophia:International Journal of Philosophy. Vol.39:2. pp. 194-211. ABSTRACT