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The Story of Unilorin’s Ascendancy

The Story of Unilorin’s Ascendancy

Uni­ver­sity of Ilorin (Unilorin) has no doubt con­sis­tently blazed the trail in its core ser­vice areas of teach­ing, research and com­mu­nity devel­op­ment. Forty years after it was planted, the mus­tard seed of the then Uni­ver­sity Col­lege, Ilorin, has obvi­ously blos­somed into a full grown oak. It has indis­putably become the flag­ship of the Niger­ian uni­ver­sity system, […]

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My successor should complete ongoing projects

My successor should complete ongoing projects

Pro­fes­sor Isaac Ade­wole, the out­go­ing vice-chancellor of the Uni­ver­sity of Ibadan, lets Newswatch Magazine’s Bolu John Folayan into the secret of his huge suc­cess as the helms­man of the pre­mier uni­ver­sity. Excerpts: As you wrap up your tenure as the Vice-Chancellor of Nigeria’s pre­mier uni­ver­sity, are you ful­filled; first as an aca­d­e­mic and sec­ond as […]

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Improving Access to Basic Education for the Almajirai

Improving Access to Basic Education for the Almajirai

The Alma­jiri (itin­er­ant Qur’anic school pupils) num­ber­ing over nine mil­lion, accord­ing to 2010 Min­is­te­r­ial Com­mit­tee on Madrasah Report, con­sti­tute the largest group of out-of-school chil­dren in Nige­ria. This seg­ment of the Niger­ian pop­u­la­tion poses tremen­dous chal­lenges to attain­ment of Edu­ca­tion for All (EFA) and Mil­len­nium Devel­op­ment Goals (MDGs) as well as other notable inter­na­tional conventions […]

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Forgery: The Travail of Ekweremadu, others

Forgery: The Travail of Ekweremadu, others

National Assem­bly is engulfed in the accu­sa­tion and counter accu­sa­tion of forgery of its rules. Truce seems not to be in sight over the lead­er­ship cri­sis at the National Assem­bly. It is fur­ther pre­cip­i­tated by the alleged forgery of the Senate’s Stand­ing Order employed in the inau­gu­ra­tion of eighth National Assem­bly in which Bukola Saraki emerged […]

August 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Nollywood Can Be World-Class

Nollywood Can Be World-Class

He caught the pic­ture of an aca­d­e­mic as he sat on a chair, rest­ing his arms on the desk, dish­ing out instruc­tions to stu­dents. He wasn’t the usual lec­turer, but Ade­bayo Oluwaro­timi Akin­femi, Hol­ly­wood actor, pro­ducer and direc­tor, coach­ing the Per­form­ing Arts stu­dents of the Uni­ver­sity of Ilorin. This mag­a­zine soon dis­cov­ered that the Hollywood […]

August 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Apc lack of zoning caused Nass crisis — Ibrahim Gobir

Apc lack of zoning caused Nass crisis — Ibrahim Gobir

Abdul­lahi Ibrahim Gobir rep­re­sents Sokoto East Sen­a­to­r­ial zone. He was chair­man of Bukola Saraki Con­tact Com­mit­tee that saw to his emer­gence as Sen­ate pres­i­dent. He speaks with Abdal­lah el-Kurebe, regional edi­tor, on the rag­ing con­tro­versy at the Sen­ate. Excerpts:   What informed the intrigues that pro­duced the Sen­ate and Deputy Sen­ate pres­i­dents who are from […]

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Snail-speed or Jet-speed?

Snail-speed or Jet-speed?

  My favourite ath­let­ics event has always been between 100 metres and the marathon. But you are look­ing for trou­ble if you ask me to pick one of the two. The rea­son is his­tor­i­cal – way back in my sec­ondary school days. We had two star ath­letes in school then – Idowu Balo­gun and ‘Crack’ (I’ve […]

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2015 elections: The Heroes and Villains

2015 elections: The Heroes and Villains

THE HEROES God Almighty Who else can we attribute last month’s polit­i­cal rev­o­lu­tion in Nige­ria to more than God Almighty. All through the Bible, when God wants to do a thing, he can’t be held back.  All through the tense moments of the pol­i­tick­ing, I put my faith in God to do His will. I […]

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On The Crest of Excellence

On The Crest of Excellence

A woman of sub­stance, Mrs. Jami­lah Tangaza, Director/Chief Exec­u­tive Offi­cer, Abuja Geo­graphic Infor­ma­tion Sys­tems, AGIS, bares her mind to Newswatch Times Mag­a­zine on her role model, her great­est chal­lenges as a top man­ager, her man­age­ment phi­los­o­phy in this chat with Haruna Salami. Excerpts: When did you become a CEO? March 28, 2013.   What has been your great­est chal­lenge as […]

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