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Meet Prof Christopher Isike, the Nigerian academic who made history in South Africa

In October 2016, the major Nigerian newspapers reported the remarkable achievement of a South Africa-based Nigerian scholar who was elected as the first black person to attain the position of Vice-president of the most significant association for political scientists in South Africa – the South African Political Studies Association (SAAPS). The distinguished scholar is Professor […]

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Nigeria’s private universities: so far, so good

After its emergence in 1999, the Obasanjo government realised the great extent of decay in all the sectors of the state including the economy, which warranted its decision to embark on a series of reforms. In the first part of the administration, efforts were primarily directed towards stabilising the polity and laundering the already battered […]

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Five-year jail term for randy lecturers: lecturers and students react

Frustrated by the rising cases of sexual harassment in the higher institutions, the upper chamber of the National Assembly passed a bill labeled the “Sexual Harassment in Tertiary Education Institution Prohibition Bill” as a measure to address the scourge. The bill, which was sponsored by Senator Ovie Omo–Agege of the Delta Central Senatorial Zone, prescribes […]

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Ekiti State University lecturer wins German prestigious fellowship award

Dr. Azeez Olaniyan of the Department of Political Science, Ekiti State University (EKSU), has been awarded a highly competitive fellowship at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society in Munich, Germany. The Rachel Carson Center is a joint initiative of LMU Munich and the Deutsches Museum, which is supported by the German Ministry of […]