Nigeria’s President Commends His Transport Minister Over Transport University

PMNews/UTI President Muhammadu Buhari commended the Federal Ministry of Transportation for convincing the China civil engineering company (CECCC) to construct a university of transportation in Daura, Katsina state. He made the commendation during the groundbreaking ceremony of the newly established university in Daura on Monday. According to the President, the university would bring rapid development to the nation’s transport sector as well as generate both academic and none academic employment opportunities to Nigerians. He lauded the management of the Chinese company which pledged to construct the university as part of…

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LAUTECH awaits N500m as stakeholders advocate single ownership

PMNews/UTI Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Nigeria said that the state will release N500 million to offset part of the debt owing the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso. Makinde made this known on Tuesday during a stakeholders’ meeting on the challenges confronting the institution, held at the university, in Ogbomoso. The governor said that he would not shy away from taking up responsibilities in charting the way forward for the institution. He stressed that Oyo State could shoulder the responsibility of sole ownership of the institution. Makinde…

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Twenty-two NYU Professors Make List of Most Influential Researchers

NYU Release/UTI ________________________________________ Researchers Named for Publishing Papers in Top 1 Percent by Citations for Their Fields Twenty-two New York University faculty have been named to the 2019 Highly Cited Researchers list from the Web of Science Group. The annual list recognizes world-class researchers selected for their significant influence in their fields, which at NYU, range from genomics to economics and cardiology to neuroscience. The scientists and social scientists chosen from around the world have published multiple papers that rank in the top 1 percent by citations in their field…

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With Viva Africa UNILAG Choir Preaches Peace Across Africa

Omiko Awa, Nigerian Guardian/UTI The University of Lagos (UNILAG) choral concert will continue to be a delight, as organisers up their ante in each edition, showcasing A-list stars in Nigeria’s entertainment industry and providing platform for upcoming artistes to hone their skills. The event, which brought the students and their lecturers together to enjoy different genres of music, witnessed the array of artistes present songs that cut across the African continent, beginning from Nigeria to the Republic of South Africa. The concert preached love and unity, highlighting the importance these…

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Chimamanda Adichie Is First Nigerian, Youngest African to Get UN Foundation’s Global Leadership Award

UN/Nigerian Guardian/UTI The United Nations Foundation on the 20th of November, 2019 honoured Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, amongst other global leaders in its annual awards ceremony. This year’s ceremony held on the eve of the United Nations’ 75th anniversary and called We the Peoples to honour the founding ideals and vision articulated in the UN Charter. The honorees – advocates, business leaders, UN humanitarian workers, and more – strive for a more equitable and sustainable world. The award-winning writer was recognised with a Global Leadership Award for her work using literature…

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OAU Nominated in Multiple Categories of the 5th Nigeria Technology Awards (NiTA)

By OAU News/UTI OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY has been nominated for the following NIGERIA Technology Awards (NiTA), 2019 categories: 1. Most Innovative Federal University of the Year 2. Best Use of Technology Federal University 3. Best Use of Social Media Federal University 4. Federal University Website of the Year (www.oauife.edu.ng) NIGERIA Technology Awards (NiTA) is an event organized to celebrate and reward Technology Entrepreneurs, Technology Professionals, Corporate Organizations, Innovators, Academicians, Inventors and policymakers (Government) in Nigeria; the Award is aimed at building a large scale and internationally recognized Technology Awards in…

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OAU Prof. Wilson Erhun Receives May & Baker Award

By OAU News/UTI Prof W.O. Erhun, the erstwhile Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy, Obafemi Awolowo University, is the latest recipient of the May & Baker Professional Service in Pharmacy. The award was received on Tuesday, 5th November 2019 during the 92nd Annual Conference of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria held at the International Trade Fair in Kaduna. The May & Baker Award is a flagship professional award in the pharmaceutical landscape in Nigeria. PROFESSOR WILSON OYEKIGHO ERHUN’S CITATION Prof Wilson Oyekigho Erhun had his secondary school education at St…

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Delaware State University partners with AUCC Ghana

Delaware State University News/UTI Delaware State University recently expanded its international portfolio by the establishment of a new partnership in connection with Africa. The University’s Center for Global Africa (CGA) has formally partnered with the African University College of Communication (AUCC) of Ghana to collaborate on the formation of a media and communications network. The collaboration is designed to support and advance the shared interests of Africa and the Diaspora, especially with Historically Black Colleges and Universities. “The partnership will promote common initiatives and ideals of Africa and the Diaspora…

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Are there interpretive communities in the world of TV and film viewing that parallel the literary world?

Book Review by Myna German, Ph.D./Professor of communications at Delaware State University in Dover, DE. Small-Screen Souths: Region, Identity, and the Cultural Politics of Television, edited by Lisa Hinrichsen, Stephanie Rountree, and Gina Caison, (Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 2017—$49.95 [hardcover], ISBN: 9780807167144, 334 pp. The first section, “Politics and Identity in the Televisual South,” focuses on how television constructs understandings of race, gender, sexuality, and class, often adapting to changing configurations of community and identity. The next section, “Caricatures, Commodities, and Catharsis in the Rural South,” examines…

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