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Financing and making university education better in Africa

In this report, Olayinka Oyegbile, who recently attended an international conference on tertiary education in Africa, writes about how to make university education funding and teaching better on the continent.       Perhaps to demonstrate the importance of education to human endeavours, academics, founders, donors and all those concerned …

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Zfancy Signs Pact with Vintage Confluence on Digital Media Campaign

Prominent Nigerian prankster and comedian, Zion Ubani, popularly known as Zfancy has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with web-based cryptocurrency trading platform, Vintage Confluence LLC to air the company through a digital media campaign on his social media platforms. The media campaign, which commenced on Friday, 18 December 2021, …

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Conversations on the Impacts of Private Universities on Public Universities in Africa (Part Two)

By Toyin Falola Of all the superstructures that hold the evolution and development of a society, the education sector accounts for a wholesome characterisation of civilisations and cultures. This was the basis of the conference conveyed by the University of Texas at Austin, funded by the Carnegie Corporation. The overall …

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Buhari Appoints Salami As Chief Economic Adviser

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Doyin Salami as his chief Economic Adviser. This was disclosed in a statement issued by the president’s media aide, Femi Adesina on Monday. According to the statement, Salami, Economist,  in his new capacity is expected to address all issues on the domestic economy and present …

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The University of Texas and Carnegie Corporation hold conference on private varsities in Africa

By Olayinka Oyegbile A two-day international conference on Private Universities in Africa is to begin on Thursday, January 6 to Friday, January 7, 2021, at the Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State. Hosted by the University of Texas at Austin and the Carnegie Corporation, New York, the two-day conference is to …

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Titan Trust Bank Acquires Union Bank

Titan Trust Bank Limited (TTB), one of the fastest-growing and customer-centric financial service providers in Nigeria, has acquired Union Bank of Nigeria Plc. This followed an agreement by Union Global Partners Limited, Atlas Mara Limited and other majority shareholders to divest 88.39 per cent shareholding in Union Bank to Titan …

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I Have No Interest in Becoming FBN Holdings Chairman- Otedola

The Chairman of Geregu Energy Group and Billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola says he is not interested in holding any position in  First bank Holdings or any of its subsidiaries. Otedola said this on Wednesday at the ExecuJet  Private terminal   in Lagos He said the recent acquisition of shares in FBN …

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A CONVERSATION WITH PRINCE YEMISI SHYLLON, PART 5

The Abeokuta Prince and the Art Palace By Toyin Falola My trip to Abeokuta in November 2021 yielded treasures of performance and orality at the Ake Palace, the city itself, and the lovely home of an Egba Prince. The trip became part of what I will label, with poetic license, …

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That fairy tale about NASCO

By Olayinka Oyegbile   In a world of lies and liars, an honest work of art is always act of social responsibility – Robert McKee   It was with a heightened curiosity and the search for knowledge and information that made me to read one David Hundeyin’s long piece published …

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A CONVERSATION WITH SEUN KUTI, PART 1

    PART 1 SEUN KUTI: MUSIC, POLITICS, AND FELA’S LEGACY Toyin Falola Many questions arise on the death of an influential and famous person, and diverse matters come to play. People ask, “Who will succeed the Great?” “Will their names live on?” “Should we not immortalize them?” “What will …

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