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Ex-President Jonathan: JP Clark used his works as tool for nation building

Former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has described the renowned poet and playwright, Professor John Pepper Clark-Bekederemo who died on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, as a Nigerian who used his literary works as a tool for nation building and national reconciliation.

#EndSARS: The generation that said ‘Enough’

The poem quoted above: “The Second Coming” by Irish poet William Butler Yeats (1919) is probably one of the most adapted and quoted poems in world literature, and in politics and culture, to describe moments of anxiety, uncertainty and a seeming “slouching towards” chaos and anarchy in any community.
Award-winning Nigerian poet, writer and spoken word artist, Wana Udobang, has been selected to participate in the 54th International Writing Programme (IWP) Fall Residency at the University of Iowa, courtesy of the United States Department of State.

Nigerian selected for prestigious international writing programme

Award-winning Nigerian poet, writer and spoken word artist, Wana Udobang, has been selected to participate in the 54th International Writing Programme (IWP) Fall Residency at the University of Iowa, courtesy of the United States Department of State.

Nigerian selected for global writing programme

Award-winning Nigerian poet, essayist, translator and author of short stories, Tade Ipadeola, has been selected to participate in the International Writing Program (IWP) Fall Residency at the University of Iowa, courtesy of the United States (U.S) Department of State.

Odia Ofeimun urges writers to save Nigeria with works

Odia Ofeimun, a renowned Nigerian poet, on Saturday in Abuja urged writers to keep on writing for the betterment of Nigeria.
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Musician commits suicide after #MeToo accusation

A Mexican rock star was found dead Monday after tweeting that he planned to kill himself in a “radical declaration of innocence” after being accused of sexual harassment by the country’s #MeToo movement.
Rights groups have accused China of engaging in a campaign of ethnic cleansing against Muslims [Thomas Peter-Reuters]

China rejects Turkey criticism on Uighurs, denies poet’s death

China has hit back at claims by Turkey over its treatment of Uighur people, and denied reports a prominent poet and musician from the ethnic Muslim minority was tortured to death in prison.
President Buhari presides over 2018 Investiture and Conferment of the Nigerian National Order of Merit Award (NNOM) on Prof. Olufemi Obafemi on 6th Dec 2018-5

Muhammadu Buhari confers National Merit Award on Olufemi Obafemi

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday conferred the 2018 Nigerian National Order of Merit (NNOM) award on Professor Olufemi Obafemi, with a charge to the nation’s academics to sustain scholarship and research while contributing to nation building.

Muhammadu Buhari: Ikeogu Oke enriched Nigeria’s literary genre

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the passing on of one of Nigeria’s renowned poets and winner of the 2017 Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Company Limited sponsored Prize for Literature, Ikeogu Oke.

Muhammadu Buhari mourns renowned poet Ikeogu Oke

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed deep grief at the news of the death of one of Nigeria’s renowned poets and winner of the 2017 NLNG-sponsored Nigerian Prize for Literature, Ikeogu Oke.

Renowned poet Ikeogu Oke passes on in Abuja

Renowned poet and winner of the 2017 NLNG Prize for Literature, Ikeogu Oke, has passes on, according to reports.

Governor Akeredolu declares June 12 work free day in Ondo

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has declared Tuesday, June 12, work free day in honour of late M.K.O Abiola, winner of the June 12, 1993 Presidential election in the state.

Renowned playwright Akinwunmi Isola passes on at 79

One of Nigeria most renowned playwright, screenwriter, poet and actor, Akinwunmi Isola, is dead.

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Group calls for synergy among stakeholders to curb open defecation

The Centre for Environmental Sustainability and Development Awareness (CESDA) has called for synergy among stakeholders in order to curb issue of open defecation and improper way of waste disposal in the country.
Prof. Mohammed Atureta, Rector, Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja, says plans are ongoing to convocate five sets of graduates of the institution in April.

Kogi Polytechnic fixes date for Post-UTME test

Kogi State Polytechnic has announced the date for its 2020 post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) test. It will hold for one week, beginning from 3 December.
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Old students associations laud Osun governor for education reforms

Stakeholders in the education sector have commended the Governor of Osun State, Adegboyega Oyetola, for revamping the state’s education sector through the review of the former education policies of the State, describing his intervention as one that has revolutionised the sector.
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NUC: Why digital transformation is central to NOUN’s ODL system

The Deputy Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, NUC, Amb. Chris Maiyaki, has advocated a full digital transformation as well as a high level of proficiency in the application of computer software in Open and Distance Learning,ODL, institutions.
The National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, “He is fully aware of the constitutional implication of his decision to defect to another party; which is that he cannot continue to occupy the seat of the PDP in the Senate.

PDP: Nigerians already ‘stoning’ APC for failure in governance

The Peoples Democratic Party says the prophecy of Chief Tony Momoh that the All Progressives Congress and its leaders will be stoned for failure has come to pass as Nigerians are already stoning them with the words of their mouths.