Canadian varsity appoints Nigerian academic, Nduka Otiono, director of African Studies

By Opeyemi Babalola Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, has appointed Nigerian academic, Nduka Otiono, as the Director at the varsity’s Institute of African Studies. Otiono’s appointment, which is for a three-year term, will take effect from July 1. The Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Pauline Rankin, who confirmed this in a statement yesterday, noted that Otiono, who is an associate professor in the institute, has contributions that cut across creative writing, cultural studies, oral performance and literature in Africa, and postcolonial studies. “His recent publications include the co-edited volume…

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Nigerians shine as nine bagged masters of law at University of Calgary, Canada

By Opeyemi Babalola Nigerian students who are recently graduating from the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada have made Nigeria proud as they have completed their masters in law from the institution. Interestingly, all the nine graduands are Nigerians, who were celebrated at the varsity’s spring convocation ceremony held on May 30. The Dean of the faculty, Ian Holloway, tweeted the news via his verified Twitter handle with a list of Nigerians graduating with LLM (Latin Legum Magister). “This is cool. We have 9 students graduation with their LLMs today.…

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Ajayi Crowther University signs MOU with University of Georgia 

By Moyosore Salami   Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the University of Georgia, Athens, United States of America. The document was signed by the Vice- Chancellor Professor Timothy Abiodun Adebayo, on behalf of Ajayi Crowther University while Professor Akinloye Ojo, Director of the African Institute in the University of Georgia, signed it on behalf of the University. Ojo said it was expedient that the Vice- Chancellor of ACU should visit the  University of Georgia to cement the relationship, and meet with the President…

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Nigerian comedienne bags professorship, becomes HOD at US Bible varsity

By Opeyemi Babalola Helen Paul, the Nigerian comedienne and actress, has been appointed a professor at a US Heart Bible International University (HIBU). She made the announcement on Monday via her verified Instagram page, with pictures and video from the induction ceremony. While her husband, Femi Bamisile, also bagged a doctorate from the same university, Paul announced that she’s now heading the art, music, and entertainment department at the varsity. “Such a great honor for both of us. You graduated as a Doctor of law and I was promoted too,” Paul wrote.…

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Talking leadership 26: Walter Kimbrough on supporting poorer students

The president of Dillard University says that historically black colleges and universities do a better job than the Ivy League Culled from Times Higher Education Source: Dillard University Walter Kimbrough is not impressed with America’s most prestigious universities. “If the Ivy Leagues are such great institutions, why don’t they bring in more students from the lower ninth ward of New Orleans? Poor households, poor schools. If you’re so good at teaching, teach that person for four years.” The outgoing president of Dillard University, a historically black university in New Orleans, tells Times Higher…

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Alumna Taraji P. Henson Shines at Howard University Commencement

From Howard University News WASHINGTON –Taraji P. Henson, award-winning actress and Howard University College of Fine Arts alumna who graduated in 1995 with her baby boy in her hands, returned on May 7 as the commencement speaker. Henson was conferred an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, just before delivering remarks.   I would like to take this moment to reintroduce myself: My name is Dr. Taraji Penda Henson, Howard class of 1995.   This year, Howard University awarded 1,953 degrees, including 1,225 undergraduate degrees and 711 graduate degrees. Reinforcing its status as…

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Nigerian emerges best medical student in US varsity

•Secures residency training in Harvard University Watch video of the graduation ceremony where Dr. Jones-Wonni was honored. By Opeyemi Babalola A 22-year-old Nigerian-born, Boubini Miyensinte Jones-Wonni, has graduated as the best medical student in the Howard University Medical School Class of 2022. Jones-Wonni, an indigene of Arogbo Ese- Odo Local Government Area, Ondo State, also secured admission to the prestigious Harvard University Medical School for residency training in Internal Medicine. Born on October 23, 1999, she started her primary education in Banky’s Private school Apo, Abuja. Due to an exceptional…

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Library of Congress joins Africa Month celebrations

Three-Part Series of Interviews with Award-Winning African Writers Debuts During Africa Month Celebrations Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Damon Galgut, and Abdulrazak Gurnah form lineup of “Conversations with African Poets and Writers Series” A three-part series of interviews with award-winning African writers will debut at the Library of Congress beginning today to coincide with Africa Month, an increasingly popular celebration of the continent’s peoples, cultures and history. The interviews are part of the “Conversations with African Poets and Writers Series” produced by the Library’s African and Middle Eastern Division since 2008 to promote…

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DSU Mass Comm. Students Attend Disney Internship Conversation

Dr. Renee Marine and Zak Kimball hosted a Disney Internship Conversation for Mass Communication majors at DSU on April 19, 2022. Those who participated in the Conversation included Jay Francis, VP at Disney Television Animation, Current Series, Diversity and Inclusion, Corey Savage, Disney on the Yard, Zaire Davis, DSU Alumna, Master’s Student at The Savannah College of Art and Design, and current Intern with Disney Television Animation. Dr. Marine thanked all those who participated in the Disney Conversation.   CONGRATULATIONS TO MCOM DIGITAL MEDIA SENIOR, GWENNA GENTLE, FOR BEING ACCEPTED INTO…

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