NPS receives UNESCO’s $20,000 prize
The Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS) has received the 2018 United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Confucius Award for Literature and Skills Acquisition for Inmates.
Scholar advocates special funds to boost research activities in varsities
Eminent scholar, Prof Olusoga Sofola has lamented the dearth of research in the nation’s tertiary institutions and canvassed the setting aside of a special fund to tackle this problem.
Dalung charges anti-doping committee to sanitise Nigeria’s sports
Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung has charged the newly appointed members of the National Anti-Doping Committee (NADC) to sanitise sports sector, saying there are potential clean athletes capable of making the country.
Malami heads committee on prison decongestion
The Federal Government has constituted a Presidential Advisory Committee on Prerogative of Mercy as part of plans to decongest the nation’s prisons.
Asalaye academy: Making pan-Africanists out of traditionalists
Government’s failure to recognise the powers and function of traditional leaders is causing African languages and heritage to face extinction, The world keeps evolving everyday leading to dramatic changes in, sometimes things that are very dear to the society or a people. Language, culture and tradition have remained the greatest victims of the fast changing…
CBCIU, Iwalewahaus partner to promote black culture, artistic enterprise
The Centre for Black Culture and International Understanding (CBCIU), Osogbo is fast recovering the lost ground suffered during the years of interregnum (2012 to 2016) when attempt was made to change the leadership of the centre.
Wole Soyinka: A birthday dialogue
Wole Soyinka needs no introduction to any enlightened person who has lived on our planet in the past 50 years or thereabouts. He wears one the most recognizable faces on terra firma...
UNESCO advocates global priotization of press freedom
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has called on governments across the globe to create policies that promote freedom of the press. UNESCO on its website said "the free-flow of ideas, words and pictures is a catalyst for freedom of expression and sustainability of global peace. "Media development in this mode enhances freedom…