Redeemer’s University appoints Akindele new registrar


The Governing Council, Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun State has appointed Olukayode Emman Akindele as the new Registrar of the institution.
Akindele became the new registrar after a rigorous selection and recruitment process by the council.
He is an alumnus of the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, where he obtained a Bachelor of Agriculture degree in Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology in 1988.
He also holds a Masters degree in Environmental Management from Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti in 2005.

ICAN to launch assessment index in public sector

Razak Jaiyeola

Days of laxity and non-dedication to duty in the nation’s public sector may soon be over, as the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), on Friday, unveiled plans to introduce an accountability performance assessment index for the sector.
Already, the Institute is putting appropriate mechanism in place to ensure that the first result of the accountability index is released by September, this year.

Abimbola Olashore becomes president of IAPM

The Association of Investment Advisers and Portfolio Managers (IAPM) has witnessed a change of leadership as Mr. Abimbola Olashore takes over as President/Chairman of Council of the Association following the retirement of its erstwhile President, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Sanni.
Mr. Abimbola Olashore is an Engineering graduate of the University of Hull, U.K. and a Master degree in Business Administration from IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain.

Abeokuta flood of fury: It’s lamentation, losses for residents

OLAYINKA OLUKOYA looks at the impacts of the Friday downpour that resulted in a flooded Abeokuta, Ogun State, which led to the loss of lives and properties. She also writes on ongoing efforts by government to address the issues.
Although, the 2018 seasonal rainfall prediction of the Nigerian Meteorological  Agency (NIMET), had it that Ogun State, may not experience severe flooding, the reverse was the case last Friday, in Abeokuta  as major parts of the city were swept away following a downpour.

Yoruba tradition takes centre stage as Alaafin hosts traditional ruler from...

The palace of the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi  Adeyemi, was the meeting point last Saturday when he received a Yoruba traditional ruler from Benin Republic. TUNDE BUSARI, who was among the gathering, reports the varied emotions that greeted the reception.
With short notice, the expansive frontage of the Alaafin’s palace was besieged by a sizeable crowd of Oyo indigenes, including princes and princess. They had all gathered to welcome the Onisolo of Pobe, Benin Republic, Oba Elechi Adegbola Camile to the ancient town.

In Ile-Ife, memories of Moremi unite Yoruba stakeholders at book launch

The intriguing story of legendary Queen Moremi Ajasoro of the ancient and historical city of Ile-Ife aptly epitomises sacrifice and passion for the survival of the Yoruba race, bearing in mind her invaluable contributions in the 12th Century, which served as the harbinger of hope for the people.

Jumia Nigeria marks 6 years of creating sustainable impact

Jumia’s six years anniversary celebration taking place throughout the month of July, aims at celebrating major milestones achieved over the period of its operations in Nigeria. These include, for instance, the listing of over 5 million unique products on the platform, supporting the growth of MSMEs (over 100,000 merchants active on the platform) and granting local customers access to new services in Nigeria.

New Horizons sensitises Caleb Varsity students on ICT skill, certifications

New Horizons, a computer learning institute, has further charged students of Caleb University, Imota in Ikorodu, Lagos State to embrace the acquisition of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and e-business skills for a secured future.

Yam export: Committee targets $10bn earnings

IN a bid to boost yam exportation Nigerian Yam Export Programme has developed a four-year action plan targeted at $10 billion earnings from yam export.
  This was made known by the National Coordinator, Technical Committee on Nigerian Yam Export Programme, Prof. Simon Irtwange, in an interview with newsmen on in Lagos.
  He stated that the 2017–2020 plan aims at ensuring the improvement and development in all aspects of yam value chain.

ASCSN blames FG for aborted promotion exam for civil servants

The Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) has expressed shock and disbelief over the canceled promotion exam for civil servants in the Directorate Cadre.
Secretary General of the ASCSN, Comrade Alade Bashir Lawal,  said the association and the workers were alarmed by the cancellation of promotion interview organised by the Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC) for members of the union in the Directorate Cadre in Abuja.
The association, therefore, demanded that the officers affected should be adequately compensated in order to avert industrial crisis.