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  •  Sen Teslim Folarin the Governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress APC in Oyo State and Mrs Florence Ajimobi widow of the late Gov Abiola Ajimobi say they will support Bola Tinubu to ensure his victory as the nation s president in 2023 Folarin and Ajimobi s widow made the pledge in separate statements on Wednesday in hellip
    Folarin, Ajimobi’s wife pledge supports for Tinubu’s presidency dream
     Sen Teslim Folarin the Governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress APC in Oyo State and Mrs Florence Ajimobi widow of the late Gov Abiola Ajimobi say they will support Bola Tinubu to ensure his victory as the nation s president in 2023 Folarin and Ajimobi s widow made the pledge in separate statements on Wednesday in hellip
    Folarin, Ajimobi’s wife pledge supports for Tinubu’s presidency dream
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    Folarin, Ajimobi’s wife pledge supports for Tinubu’s presidency dream

    Sen. Teslim Folarin, the Governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Oyo State and Mrs Florence Ajimobi, widow of the late Gov. Abiola Ajimobi, say they will support Bola Tinubu, to ensure his victory as the nation’s president in 2023.Folarin and Ajimobi’s widow made the pledge in separate statements on Wednesday in Ibadan.Folarin is currently representing APC-Oyo Central at the Senate as the Chairman, Senate Committee on Local Content, while Ajimobi is the President of Senator Abiola Ajimobi Foundation (SAAF).The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Tinubu was elected as the APC presidential candidate at the party’s presidential primary on Tuesday morning, having polled 1, 271 votes to defeat all other presidential aspirants.Folarin, lauded Tinubu for “his doggedness, sacrifices, maturity and sense of patriotism”.According to him, majority of APC national delegates and presidential aspirants have spoken with their votes that Tinubu has the capacity to defeat the PDP Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, in the coming general elections.He urged Tinubu to extend hands of fellowship to his co-contestants and their foot soldiers with a view to uniting them ahead of the 2023 general elections.“I have absolute confidence in Asiwaju’s long years of experience in the democratic space.“I know he has all it takes to galvanise the entire membership of the party into a formidable force that will ensure victory for our party in 2023 and beyond,” he said.Also, Ajimobi’s widow described Tinubu’s victory as “an icing in life-long career of public service, administrative sagacity and fitting tribute to a man who gave his all to the enthronement of democracy in Nigeria”.According to her, his working with like minds to bring to fruition the idea of APC, identifying and building talents across the country, irrespective of religion or ethnicity, have clearly shown.“This has shown Asiwaju Tinubu as the long awaited saviour that will take the country to where it ought to be,” she said.Ajimobi expressed confidence that her late husband, who was a core loyalist of Tinubu, would be pleased with the turn of event that saw the emergence of Tinubu.Commenting, the Ajimobi Legacy Forum (ALF) described the emergence of Tinubu as the beginning of good things for the country.The forum said his emergence clearly showed that majority of the delegates at the convention realised the worth and contributions of Tinubu over the years in the entrenchment of democracy in the country.“Asiwaju is a thoroughbred progressive, whose records of achievements, are major force in the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) that saw the end of military rule in Nigeria.“His records is indelibly written in our country’s march toward democratic governance. What sets him apart is his ability to identify and nurture talents,” it said.The ALF urged Nigerians to queue behind Tinubu during the general election, saying that he remained the only visionary leader who could take Nigeria to the promised land.(NAN)

  •  The Edo Chapter of the All Progressives Congress APC has congratulated former governor of Lagos Sen Bola Tinubu for emerging the Presidential candidate of the party In a statement on Wednesday in Benin the state party Chairman retired Col David Imuse applauded Tinubu for his patriotism and remarkable spirit of sportsmanship he displayed throughout the hellip
    Edo APC rejoices with Tinubu over victory as party’s presidential flagbearer
     The Edo Chapter of the All Progressives Congress APC has congratulated former governor of Lagos Sen Bola Tinubu for emerging the Presidential candidate of the party In a statement on Wednesday in Benin the state party Chairman retired Col David Imuse applauded Tinubu for his patriotism and remarkable spirit of sportsmanship he displayed throughout the hellip
    Edo APC rejoices with Tinubu over victory as party’s presidential flagbearer
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    Edo APC rejoices with Tinubu over victory as party’s presidential flagbearer

    The  Edo Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has congratulated former governor of Lagos, Sen. Bola Tinubu, for emerging the Presidential candidate of the party.

    In a statement on Wednesday in Benin, the state party Chairman, retired Col. David Imuse, applauded Tinubu for his patriotism and remarkable spirit of sportsmanship he displayed throughout the consultation to the point of the national congress.

    “On behalf of the Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, I congratulate your Excellency, the National Leader of our great party and former Lagos State governor, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on your victory as the presidential flag bearer of our great party.

    “Dear National Leader, I commend your courage, patriotism and remarkable spirit of sportsmanship which you displayed throughout the consultation period up to the National Convention.

    “I also salute the doggedness, determination and the charisma which you brought to bear on the Presidential primaries; this helped in no small way in uniting all the delegates across the country, including all of us from Edo State, in your favour,” he said.

    Imuse said: “There is no gainsaying the fact that you are eminently qualified for the high office of the President of our great country and your aspiration is driven by patriotism which tallies with the mission of the APC to move our country forward.

    “All of us as delegates have spoken and resoundingly so in electing Your Excellency as the Presidential standard bearer to lead our Party and indeed Nigerians to victory in 2023, buoyed by your performance record and unmatched popularity across the nation.

    “It is not a coincidence, that you took the mantle as Presidential candidate few days to the democracy day in the country; a date which significantly reinforces our unity as a nation, and invites you to lead the country on the path of national cohesion and economic prosperity.

    “I pray that the Almighty God who sees your goodness will continue to bless you now and always. Once again congratulations.”

    (NAN)

  •  The University of Lagos UNILAG on Wednesday urged researchers to make greater impacts toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals SDGs Prof Obinna Chukwu Deputy Vice Chancellor Management Services of the institution made the call at a two day workshop organised by the university on Wednesday UNILAG organised the event in collaboration with the International Research hellip
    Make greater impact – UNILAG tasks researchers
     The University of Lagos UNILAG on Wednesday urged researchers to make greater impacts toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals SDGs Prof Obinna Chukwu Deputy Vice Chancellor Management Services of the institution made the call at a two day workshop organised by the university on Wednesday UNILAG organised the event in collaboration with the International Research hellip
    Make greater impact – UNILAG tasks researchers
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    Make greater impact – UNILAG tasks researchers

    The University of Lagos (UNILAG) on Wednesday urged researchers to make greater impacts toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

     

     

    Prof. Obinna Chukwu, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Management Services of the institution, made  the call at a two-day workshop organised  by the university on Wednesday.

    UNILAG organised the event in collaboration with the International Research and Exchanges Board in Lagos.

     

     

    The  theme of the workshop is “CO-creating a Research Communication Strategy for Greater Impact”.

     

     

    According to Chukwu, all researches must be relevant to the society ifresearchers truly wants to be seen as  relevant in terms of tackling societal challenges.

     

     

    He said that a major way to achieve the impact  would be through robust communication strategies.

     

     

    “I will simply describe this interactive workshop as a welcome development in the sense that the university of Lagos is gradually moving toward a research-intensive hub,” Chukwu said.

     

    According to him, outcomes of  researches should not end up only in academic publications.

     

    “There is a very compelling need to disseminate research activities and outcomes to the general public.

    “This workshop is indeed a wake-up call for us, researchers, to  ensure that researches we engage in should have that needed impact.

     

     

    “When you do that, communicating such research outcomes becomes easier, as you can easily see the relevance of researches; so overall, I think it is a huge step in the right direction,” he said.

     

     

    The deputy vice-chancellor  said that he was happy that the university was deepening communication  of research activities.

     

    According to the official, effective research communication should go beyond issuing press releases.

     

    “I can tell you that when research outputs are properly reported and the relevance of the report bears upon individuals, it goes a long way to drive more research activities that will not only be locally-relevant, but also globally significant.

     

     

    “Here, in UNILAG, there is a deliberate policy for us to make the institution not only be a conventional university, but also research-driven and entrepreneurial,” Chukwu said.

     

     

    Prof. Wellington Oyibo, also of UNILAG, said that the university was in dire need of  partnership with the media for effective research communication.

     

     

    “We know as researchers or an institution that we are in an ecosystem where the media is part of. What we are trying to bring out is awareness that we must work together,” he said.

    Oyibo, UNILAG’s Director of D. K. Olukoya Central Research Laboratory, said that there was  need for both researchers and media professionals to work together.

    A panelist at the workshop, Mrs  Ijeoma Popoola, advised both researchers and journalists to guard against ambiguity in communicating research.

    She urged multi-media approach in communicating research, adding that inclusion of pictures and videos of research activities would drive impact.

     

    “Many news items compete for limited media  space or time. Securing media space or time requires clarity of the message.

     

     

    “Doing this will significantly increase impact.

    “ Also, the research should involve a major discovery. It must be something new or have a fresh angle to an existing situation.

     

     

    “The impact the research will have in the society should be played up.

    “How the research will affect the society is important. The more the number of people likely to be impacted by a research, the more chances it will have to secure media space and time,” she said.

    Popoola, a Deputy Editor-in-Chief at the News Agency of Nigeria , advised UNILAG and its researchers to involve journalists in their research activities from the onset.

     

    According to her, this will enable the journalists to report the commencement of the studies, hindrances, such as funding, and other aspects of the study requiring publicity.

    Popoola said that regular interactions between researchers  and journalists was paramount to effective research communication.

    She also called  for training of journalists on research reporting.

    According to her,  an immersion programme on research reporting, for selected journalists, would enable them to learn research terminologies and be able to interpret them effectively to the general public.

     

    Another panelist, Abigail Ogwezzy -Ndisika, a Professor of Mass Communication at UNILAG, said that the media should  be involved from the start of every research activity.

     

     

    She also urged effective implementation science which she said, involved various levels.

     

     

    She said that research fund donors, those with technical support, as well as allies in the private sector, should be involved in research communication.

     

     

    “It is a whole gamut. It is a whole component. I think we are beginning to get things right. We are beginning to look at the fact that implementation science is the way to go.

     

     

    “The old method of just putting research outcomes on the shelves, putting them out for conferences, publishing them in scholarly journals and all of that, are counting numbers, but not every number counts.

    “ Where is the impact? What we are saying in effect is that every research we are doing in the university should be about SDGs.”

    According to the professor,  there are  17 SDGs and about 167 targets.

    “ There is no research that is being done that is not linked to any of these goals.

     

    “By 2030, nations of the world will not be ruled by the number of researches done but the impacts of such researches,” she said.

     

    A Co-convener of the workshop, Mr Bolarinwa Ajiboye, expressed delight at the turnout of participants and the robust conversation recorded.

     

     

    He said that the university would   continue to improve in its research activities by deploying necessary tools to support efforts of researchers.

     

     

    Ajiboye said that  all hands were on deck to take the university to an enviable height and make it a research hub in Africa and the world at large.

    (NAN)

  •  Mrs Uzamat Akinbile Yusuf Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism Arts and Culture on Wednesday congratulated Sen Bola Tinubu on his emergence as the 2023 Presidential flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress APC Akinbile Yusuf during the launch of the training of 600 youths across three divisions of the state said that his victory was well deserving hellip
    Lagos Commissioner congratulates Tinubu
     Mrs Uzamat Akinbile Yusuf Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism Arts and Culture on Wednesday congratulated Sen Bola Tinubu on his emergence as the 2023 Presidential flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress APC Akinbile Yusuf during the launch of the training of 600 youths across three divisions of the state said that his victory was well deserving hellip
    Lagos Commissioner congratulates Tinubu
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    Lagos Commissioner congratulates Tinubu

    Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, on Wednesday congratulated Sen. Bola Tinubu, on his emergence as the 2023 Presidential flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Akinbile-Yusuf, during the launch of the training of 600 youths across three divisions of the state, said that his victory was well deserving.She said Tinubu remained a great pillar of support for the creative industry, especially as had supported the industry on several occasions.She urged Nigerians to work on acquiring their Permanent Voters Card (PVC) to be able to vote during the forthcoming 2023 elections.“I congratulate Sen. Tinubu for a well deserving victory at the just concluded primaries elections, he has been a great pilar of support to the creative industry,” she said.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Tinubu won the presidential ticket, defeating 13 other aspirants to emerge the flag bearer of the APC at the end of the Special National Convention of the party on Wednesday in Abuja.

    Tinubu polled a total 1,271 delegates votes while Rotimi Amaechi, the immediate past Minister of Transportation, came second at the primary with 316 votes, followed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo who came third with 235 votes.

    (NAN)

  •  The National Association of Academic Technologists NAAT has urged the Federal Government to hasten up the process of renegotiation to enable all outstanding issues sorted out amicably NAAT President Ibeji Nwokoma made the appeal in a statement made available to newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja The statement was entitled Blame the snail speed of negotiation hellip
    Strike: Hasten up renegotiation process – NAAT pleads with FG
     The National Association of Academic Technologists NAAT has urged the Federal Government to hasten up the process of renegotiation to enable all outstanding issues sorted out amicably NAAT President Ibeji Nwokoma made the appeal in a statement made available to newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja The statement was entitled Blame the snail speed of negotiation hellip
    Strike: Hasten up renegotiation process – NAAT pleads with FG
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    Strike: Hasten up renegotiation process – NAAT pleads with FG

    The National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) has urged the Federal Government to hasten up the process of renegotiation to enable all outstanding issues sorted out amicably.

    NAAT President, Ibeji Nwokoma, made the appeal in a statement made available to newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja.

    The statement was entitled ”Blame the snail speed of negotiation by the government for the lingering strike action”.

    Nwokoma said: “We wish to put it on record and also put the records straight that the Federal Government should be blamed for the lingering strike action by the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT).

    ”The truth is that we are tired of signing Memorandum of Action or Understanding with timelines with government for which they have over time failed woefully to abide by.”

    He added that the leadership of the union sympathises with the students for which our children are part of.

    On their part, the NAAT president therefore renewed the union’s commitment to go back to work.

    “We wish to plead with well-meaning Nigerians to prevail on the government to as a matter of urgency bring the negotiations to a logical conclusion as soon as possible.”

    He further said that it was important to re-state that the union had a conciliatory meeting with the Minister of Labour and Employment on the May 6.

    He also noted that the attended the tripartite plus meeting chaired by the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, at the villa on the May 12.

    He added that unfortunately none of these meetings yielded the desired results.

    ”The meetings of March 21 and April 21 with the Renegotiation Committee is by all ramifications slow as no financial commitment has been made by government to our union apart from the recent meetings by a sister union with government.

    ”NAAT therefore pleads with government to hasten up the process of the renegotiation to enable all outstanding issues to be sorted out amicably,” he said. (www.nanews.ng)

    Editted by AbdulFatai Suleiman Tola

    (NAN)