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Seyi Makinde

New Oyo governor appoints controversial politician as chief of staff

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has appointed the Peoples Democratic Party senatorial candidate for the last Oyo South polls, Bisi Ilaka, as his Chief of Staff. Mr Ilaka’s appointment - Mr Makinde's first - came just a few hours after the governor's inauguration on Wednesday. In September 2018 during…

University of Ibadan (UI)

Why Nigerians must participate actively in 2019 elections – University Don

A lecturer at the University of Ibadan has charged Nigerians to participate actively in next year's polls so as to deepen the country’s democracy. Nkechi Christopher, a professor, spoke on Thursday in Ibadan at a book reading event on Bayo Oluponda’s “Are You Not A Nigerian?’’ organised by the Ibadan…

Doyin Okupe, former media aid to Goodluck Jonathan

My son joined Buhari’s reelection campaign to spite me – Doyin Okupe

A former aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe, has said his son joined the campaign for the reelection of President Muhammadu Buhari to spite him. Mr Okupe was in the campaign team of Senate President Bukola Saraki in his failed bid for the presidential ticket of the Peoples…

Yemi Osinbajo

How technology can solve Nigeria’s unemployment problem – Osinbajo

The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Saturday said he believes the future of job creation is in technology and innovation. Mr Osinbajo made this statement while speaking at the 9th public lecture of the Sigma Club, University of Ibadan. He noted that "funding is key" and "the bank of industry…

Oladipo Akinkugbe

Accolades as UI don, Prof. Akinkugbe, clocks 85

Eminent personalities have paid glowing tributes to Oladipo Akinkugbe, a professor, for his contribution to national development, especially in the areas of medicine, governance, business education, community development and traditions. A former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, while speaking as the chairman of the occasion, during the hanging up of the stethoscope…

Osun State University (UNIOSUN)

Folorunsho Alakija to begin building of paediatric hospital for UNIOSUN – Official

The Chancellor of Osun State University, Folorunso Alakija, has announced plans to begin the construction of a paediatric hospital she promised the university this year. Mrs Alakija promised to build the facility following her appointment in 2016 as chancellor of the university by Governor Rauf Aregbesola. According to Jibola Oyekunle,…

UNILORIN entrance

103 bag first class honours at UNILORIN

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Sulyman Abdulkareem, on Friday, said that the university produced 103 First Class students in the 2017/2018 academic session. Mr Abdulkareem announced the figure in Ilorin at a press conference to mark the beginning of the 34th convocation ceremony of the University. According to…

University of Lagos {UNILAG STUDENTS)

UNILAG, OAU students win IT competition

Three students, one from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, and two from the University of Lagos, Akoka, have emerged joint winners of the first Inter-Campus Machine Learning competition. Olajide Folarin, OAU, and UNILAG's Sadiq Aderinto and Stanley Dukor, emerged winners of the competition which ended on Friday following an intensive five-day…

Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma

Ambrose Alli University gets new governing council

The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has approved the constitution of a new Governing Council for the state-owned Ambrose Alli University. The new council, announced on Wednesday, is to be chaired by Lawson Omokhodion. In a statement signed by Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie, the state government said…

University College Hospital Ibadan

UI produced 232,225 graduates since inception – VC

Nigeria's first university has produced 232,225 graduates since inception 70 years ago, an official has said. Idowu Olayinka, Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan said on Sunday that many of the alumni of the institution hold or have held high profile positions in various segments of the economy, both…