Cambridge University college hands back looted cockerel to Nigeria

The master of a Cambridge University college has described the return of a looted bronze cockerel to representatives of Nigeria as a “momentous occasion”. The statue, known as the “Okukur”, was taken by British colonial forces in 1897 and given to Jesus College in 1905 by the father of a student. A decision for it to be returned was made in 2019 after students campaigned. A ceremony has been held at the college to sign the handover documents. “It’s massively significant,” said Sonita Alleyne, master of Jesus College. “It’s a momentous occasion.”…

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ABUAD performs first kidney transplant

Culled from The Sun Newspaper Afe Babalola University Multi-System Hospital, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), has recorded its first kidney transplant after a procedure that lasted five hours, fifteen minutes, thus making the successful transplant the first of its kind in Ekiti/Ondo axis of the country. The procedure was carried out on a 46-year-old player in the entertainment industry (name withheld) who was diagnosed to be hypertensive as far back as 2017 had not been passing urine in the last six months as a result of which he has had difficulty breathing. He also…

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VC charges intellectuals, govt. to advance disruptive innovations

The Vice Chancellor, Caleb University, Imota, Lagos State, Prof. Nosa Owens-Ibie on Wednesday challenged Nigerian intellectuals and governments to improve on innovative technology. Prof. Owens-Ibie made the call at the 2021 Caleb University International Conference in Lagos, with the theme: “Future forward: Disruptive innovations what next?” Disruptive innovation refers to innovations and technologies that make expensive or sophisticated products and services accessible and more affordable to a broader market. He said it was high time intellectuals and governments did things differently to reposition Nigeria and Africa in a rapidly evolving…

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Abia Govt converts 3 institutions into universities

By Opeyemi Babalola Abia State Government has announced the conversion of three institutions into universities in the State following the approval by the State House of Assembly.A statement issued by the State Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, and made available to University Times International (UTI), confirmed the development. The institutions are: Abia State Polytechnic, Aba, to become Abia State University of Science and Technology, Abia State College of Education, Arochukwu, to become Abia State University of Education, andAbia State College of Health Sciences and Management Studies to become…

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Google, UNESCO plan to empower 100 journalism institutions in Africa

By Opeyemi Babalola Towards enhancing good quality journalism in institutions from Africa, Google and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have concluded plan to launch journalists’ training in 100 journalism institutions in Africa.This initiative aimed to support digital journalism training is expected to continue over the next 18 months through the Google News Initiative (GNI) for Africa.Matt Brittin, President for EMEA Business and Operations, Google made this known at the ongoing inaugural Google News Initiative (GNI) for Africa virtual event. The GNI for Africa virtual events started…

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AUN’s President Ensign tasks students on problem-solving skills

By Opeyemi Babalola New intake students of the American University of Nigeria have been urged to develop the skills of finding solutions to any situation they find themselves in, adding that they, not oil and gas, are Nigeria’s greatest resource.Admonishing the students to live by AUN’s mission, the President of the institution, Margee Ensign, who spoke at the fall 2021 Convocation and Pledge Ceremony for members of AUN Classes of 2023, 2025, 2026, said, “The American University of Nigeria is fully equipped to play the traditional roles of a university…

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How Government Can Use Agribusiness to Lure Youth Away From ‘YAHOO YAHOO’ Says FUTA Don

By Moyosore Salami A Professor of Agribusiness and Marketing Management at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, FUTA, Taiwo Mafimisebi has advised governments at all levels to use Agriculture and its vast business potentials to lure youth away from nefarious activities, frauds and the internet based scams popularly known as ‘Yahoo Yahoo’ in local parlance  to self-manage multiple agribusinesses which require little or no capital while delivering the 137th inaugural lecture of the University titled: “Agribusiness Income and Conquest of Poverty: What Next?” at the University. According to him this…

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5 Best Graduating Bowen University Nursing Students get Automatic Employment

By Moyosore Salami The management of Bowen University, Iwo has offered automatic employment to five of its best graduating nursing students. The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Joshua Ogunwole, disclosed this on Thursday at the 2nd Nursing Science induction and award ceremony for the 39 inductees. Ogunwole said that the five students scored 70 per cent and above in their examinations, adding that the job offer was a way to further motivate them as well as other students of the institution to do better. Those given automatic employment by the university…

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Crawford University announces date for 13th convocation

By Opeyemi Babalola Crawford University, Igbesa, Ogun State, on Tuesday, announced 3rd of November as a day set aside for activities lined up for its 13th Convocation ceremony.The Vice-Chancellor of the private university, Professor Reuben Kolo, made the disclosure at the Pre- Convocation news conference held at the University.Professor Kolo announced that the event will kick off at 10 am at the Multipurpose Hall of the university on Wednesday, 3rd November, 2021. In a statement he made available to University Times International (UTI), he said during the occasion, there would…

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