Birthdays

Oluwole Akinwande Soyinka, professor of literature, playwright, poet, Nobel Laureate and political activist, 81, July 13. Born in Isara, Ijebu-Remo, Ogun State, he was educated at the University College, now University of Ibadan and the University of Leeds, England. He was a lecturer in …

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Timipre Sylva, former governor of Bayelsa State, 51, July 7. Born in Okpoma, Brass local government area of Bayelsa State, he was educated at St Paul’s Anglican Primary School, Okpoma, Bayelsa State; Ajeromi Ifelodun Central School, Lagos; Government Secondary School, Twon Brass, …

Maritime University Starts Soon

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency says that the Maritime University will soon start academic activities and that the agency has trained 2500 Nigerians in Nautical Science and other maritime causes abroad …

US Consulate Lauds Nigerian Press

Jeffrey Hawkins, consul general, United States Consulate in Nigeria praises Nigerian media for their effective coverage and voter education during the just ended political campaigns and general elections in the country …

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Udoma Udo Udoma, lawyer, and politician, 61, February 26. Born in Aba, Abia State, he was educated at King’s College, Lagos, 1966-1972; Oxford University, England, 1973-1977; Nigerian Law School, 1977-1978. He became a lecturer in law, University of Lagos, 1978-1980; senior partner, Udo Udoma …

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Simeon Afolabi, senior pastor of Firstlove Assembly, Rumuokwuta, Port Harcourt, 53, February 22. Born at Ipee in Oyun local government area of Kwara State, Afolabi attended Kwara State College of Technology (now Kwara Polytechnic), Ilorin. He gained admission into the University of Ibadan in 1980 and …

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Patrick Okedinachi Utomi, political economist, 59, February 6. Born in Kaduna, Kaduna State, he was educated at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN, and Indiana University, Bloomington, United States. He was special assistant to Alex Ekwueme, former vice president; deputy managing director, …

Five Times the NUGA Champions

– The University of Port Harcourt successfully defends its championship title by emerging as the overall winner in the just-concluded […]