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Informative but doomed-to-fail Al Jazeera America to shut down by April ending!

January 14, 2016

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Al Jazeera America To Shut Down By End Of April – Michael Calderone/Huffington Post “It’s journalism, so everything’s unstable and you kind of roll with it,” said one staffer. “But there was no indication that this sort of thing was coming.” – An Al Jazeera Staffer http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/al-jazeera-america-to-shut-down_5696a615e4b0b4eb759cdead THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 2016. 2:43 p.m. [GMT] Advertisements

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21st Century Computer Market (Nigeria) or 16th Century Oriental bazaar with requisite tricksters, magicians …? Tao

January 4, 2016

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For many years, I’ve always tried to come up with essays that would either educate/entertain even more than my usual attempts, before January ended, and this started from the period of weekly newspaper essays. Such essays, which you MAY read AFTER having read Tao’s paper through the link below,  have included “serious” subjects, i.e. those […]

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SPEAK AFRICA APPS: Live near London & speak Yoruba? ajalaco.com

November 17, 2015

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We need you! If you speak Yoruba fluently, live in the London area and are willing/able/ready to come to our recording studio to record ~20 minutes of Yoruba speech, please get in touch! Participants who come in to the studio to record will receive £30 for recording 20 minutes of speach. We’re also accepting voice […]

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The Challenge of Achieving Educational Excellence in Ondo State – Professor Ladipo Adamolekun

November 9, 2015

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Text of a Lecture delivered at the invitation of Ondo State Public Sphere Akure, Thursday, November 5th 2015. Tertiary Education The architecture of tertiary education in the state needs to be reconfigured. Besides the unclear binary distinction between RUGPOLY and the universities, there are no apparent interlinkages among all the four tertiary institutions. Furthermore, the […]

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Rape: Nigerian universities must have units to investigate gender and sexual harassment – Oludayo Tade

October 5, 2015

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From a Part-time Lecturer at the University of Lagos (Unilag) to the Professor of Law at the University of Calabar (UniCal) , the sad involvement of intellectuals in moral debauchery of sex exploitation of female students has further confirmed the slip of the Nigerian society into moral anomie. In the Judeo-Christian tradition, the university symbolizes […]

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Urgent real restructuring of Nigeria necessary “so that States and Local Governments can truly serve as the engine of development” – Jerome Afeikhena

April 15, 2015

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For  the benefit of new blog visitors, The Iju Public Affairs Forum Series (IPAF), a lecture presentation that is now in its tenth year, has been presented on this blog from the beginning.  Despite its generally very academic look at various subjects in governance in Nigeria and the society, it has generated impressive numbers, mostly […]

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A Nigerian immigrant got admissions to the eight Ivy League Colleges a year after a Ghanaian immigrant scored the same feat – Tola Adenle

April 5, 2015

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It will soon be that time of year with an important rite of passage for many teenage Americans, the high school graduation which is a big ceremony that rivals college graduation and big business.  It is generally an occasion of big celebration and big dollar ticket expenditure for parents with estimations for prom gowns – […]

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Two Japanese & a Japanese-American win 2014 Nobel Physics Prize – Huffington Post

October 8, 2014

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Youngest 5 Nobel Prize Winners in ALL Categories AND THIS YEAR’S WINNERS: The 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded on Tuesday to Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs), which have “enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources.” READ THE WHOLE STORY HERE: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/07/nobel-prize-physics_n_5943578.html?ir=Science&utm_campaign=100714&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Alert-science&utm_content=FullStory WEDNESDAY, […]

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How three students created Nigeria’s online jobs giant – BBC/Jason Boswell

September 2, 2014

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Three students had time on their hands in the summer of 2009 when their university lecturers in Nigeria went on strike. Instead of slacking off, Ayodeji Adewunmi, Olalekan Olude and Opeyemi Awoyemi started an online job search company. Five years later their start-up, Jobberman, has got a multi-million dollar valuation, employs 125 people, and is […]

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Cambridge Alum reveals the insane competitiveness of students there – Barry Bridges/Quora

August 16, 2014

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    This post originally appeared on Quora, as an answer to the question, “What is it like to attend the University of Cambridge?” We have republished an answer from Barry Bridges with his permission.     Entrance to one of Cambridge University’s colleges, Clare College.  [Photo:  Google images]   I attended Cambridge between 2002 and […]

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