Nigerian Author Makes Time Magazine’s ‘Next Generation’ List
A 32-year-old Nigerian author, Farida Ado, has made the TIME Magazine 2018 Next Generation Leaders list.
She joins Ariana Grande, The Weekend and Ghanian model, Adwoa Aboah and seven other people on the list. The author who has been described as “Kano’s Jane Austen” is a romance novelist otherwise known as Littattafan Soyayya (books of love).
“Every positive example [the reader] gets on how to solve her problems is a plus to society”, she tells TIME having come from the Islamic conservative part of Nigeria where women’s rights are more restricted. “I try to reflect the reality of society in my stories,” she adds.
At the moment, she has six books ranging from “forbidden romance, polygamy and inter-generational drama”.
Okowa Lauds Commencement Of Academic Activities At Maritime University
Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has described the commencement of academic activities at the Maritime University, Okerenkoko, as good omen that will consolidate the existing peace and sustainable development of the Niger Delta.
Buhari Fires NECO Chairman Prof. Charles Uwakwe
The registrar of the National Examinations Council (NECO), Professor Charles Uwakwe and two deputy directors of the examination body have been sacked.
Though no official reason has been given for the disengagement of the register, the two deputy directors might have been disengaged for alleged corrupt practices.
Some sources attributed the sack of the registrar to the award of N25 billion contract which was without the knowledge of either the federal ministry of education or the governing board of the council.
Others said Professor Charles Uwakwe may have been fired for allegedly recruiting some staff without the knowledge of the appropriate authorities.
The most senior director, Alhaji Abubakar Gana has been directed to take over as registrar in acting capacity.
FEC Approves Skyline University
Minister of State for Education, Professor Anwuka said the federal government has approved the issuance of the provisional license for the establishment of Skyline University in Kano, North West Nigeria.
According to him, the National Universities Commission, NUC, recommended that the University be established after going through the rigorous verification process following the application submitted to it three years ago.