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Canadian university remembers Pius Adesanmi

Nigerian-Canadian professor, Pius Adesanmi, remains irreplaceable one year after his death, says his former employer, Carleton University, Canada.

Women groups seek review of N50 stamp duty charges

Some women groups have called for further review of the N50 stamp duty charges on electronic payment recently introduced by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
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African Union, Carleton University partner to honour Pius Adesanmi

The Institute of African Studies, Carleton University, in partnership with the African Union and the Carnegie Corporation of New York would convene a continental forum on the role of the diaspora in higher education, research, and innovation in Africa.

Study reveals possible arrival of humans with pre-birth evidences – researcher

A researcher, Dr Sola Olorunyomi, says research has revealed the possible arrival of new sets of human beings who have evidence of pre-birth.
Mrs Iyabo Toluhi (nee Adesanmi), the elder sister of the late Prof. Pius Adesanmi, on Saturday described the death of his brother as a great loss to the family and community.

Pius Adesanmi’s demise a great loss to our family – sister

Mrs Iyabo Toluhi (nee Adesanmi), the elder sister of the late Prof. Pius Adesanmi, on Saturday described the death of his brother as a great loss to the family and community.
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SYNW mourns the passing of Prof. Pius Adesanmi

Pius Adesanmi. Prof. Pius Adesanmi, was among the 157 passengers and crew members that died in a plane crash on Sunday. The Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed on Sunday morning shortly after leaving Addis Ababa for Nairobi in Kenya.

University of Ibadan announces new professors

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, UI, Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka, on Thursday announced that 23 academic staff has been promoted to a substantive professorial cadre.
[FILES] Campaigners in Malawi won an injunction on Wednesday to temporarily halt work on a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the commercial capital as part of a $10 million construction deal with Delhi.

Mahatma Gandhi statue removed after student protest in Ghana

A statue of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi has been removed from Ghana’s most prestigious university after complaints that he was racist against black Africans.

Solomon Arase: Let’s use African culture to address security challenges

A former Inspector General of Police, Dr Solomon E. Arase, has said that the complexities of insecurity in the country could be addressed if Nigerians embraces African culture and values.

East Africa spends 8 percent of revenue to service debt

East African countries are now spending almost eight per cent of their revenues to service $29.42 billion loans borrowed in the past 10 years.

University of Ibadan promotes 20 dons to professorial cadre

The Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan, UI, Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka, has announced that the institution’s Appointments and Promotions Committee for Academic Staff today approved the promotion of twenty lecturers to professorial cadre.

UNN confers Lifetime Achievement award on Wole Soyinka

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has expressed appreciation to the Institute of African Studies, University of Nigeria Nsukka, for the Lifetime Achievement award conferred on him by the Institute.

Group calls for abolition of quota system in Nigeria

A non-religious and non-partisan organization, Cosmos Endowment Foundation (CEF), is advocating for the abolition of Nigeria’s quota system as one of the ways forward in building the country’s capacity.

Stop promoting gangsterism with your songs – Police tell musicians

The Lagos State Police Command spokesman, Chike Oti, has said that Nigerian musicians should stop promoting gangsterism with their songs.

Robert Mugabe, the West, and a Coup

Military coup has never been a solution to anything. Tanks in the public sphere will always be a pox on civilisation. I condemn the coup-not-coup-apparent-coup in Zimbabwe.

Kidnapped monarchs didn’t pass through mandatory rituals – Don

A lecturer at the University of Ibadan, Dr Obafemi Jegede, says nobody can kidnap a traditional ruler who performs his mandatory traditional rituals before getting to the throne.

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Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has confirmed that his wife, Dr. Mrs. Eunice Ortom and Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Prof. Anthony Ijohor tested positive for COVID-19.
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Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State says the state is recording successes in the COVID-19 response aimed at stemming the further spread of the pandemic.
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Coronavirus spike sparks anxiety in Bayelsa

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