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UNN Alumni Association to hold 106th National Executive Council/Delegates meeting in Ibadan, Oyo State.

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The University of Nigeria Alumni Association has concluded plans to hold her 106th National Executive Council/Delegates conference in Ibadan, Oyo State. The meeting is scheduled to hold on the 21st of August, 2021, Time: 9am, at the Dominican University Ibadan, Samonda Campus, Oyo State.

The theme of the conference is ‘University and Nigeria: A Critical Survey.’ The Executive Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde is the Chief Host and will be among the prominent dignitaries at the 106th National Executive Council/Delegates Conference. The Executive Governor is expected to declare open the conference.

It is also worthy of note that the Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Rauf Olaniyan is an alumnus of University of Nigeria and will be hosting the event alongisde the Executive Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde. Recall that the last NEC meeting held in Ibadan was in 2012, under the administration of Governor Lam Adesina. Late governor Lam Adesina hosted the National Delegates at the Government House and the NEC meeting that year was well attended and a huge success under the leadership of the then president of Ibadan Branch , Chief Mrs. Betty Anyanwu Akeredolu, who is now the FIrst lady of Ondo state. It’s more or less a tradition for the Governor of the hosting state to host the Delegates.

His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde, (Ooni of Ife) who is the Chancellor of the University is the Distinguished Guest of Honor . Chief Micheal Andrew Olorunfemi, the Chairman of the Governing Council; Prof Charles A Igwe, Vice Chancellor and Sir Ben Okoronkwo, the National President, are all going to grace the occasion and many other dignitaries from all walks of life will be at the conference. The National President of the Association, Sir Ben Okoronkwo in an interview with GOGISTONELINE stated that the Association’s Delegates Conference is a platform to actively engage in intellectual and critical discourse on the challenges facing Nigeria University Education.

Speaking further, he commended the efforts of President of Ibadan Branch Magaji Alh Salahudeen Q Adeniyi and the Local Organizing committee headed by Rev. Fr. Francis Chiadi O.P, the executives and members for their time, energy and resources spent towards ensuring that the upcoming event is a memorable one
The chairman of the Local organizing committee, Rev. Fr. Francis Chiadi O.P., stated that the association has come to a decision to invite leading experts in their fields to lead the discourse on the theme. He further stated that the impact of the discourse will be beneficial to the delegates and to Nigeria in general.

He added that in recognition of their meritorious service, some Nigerians will be honoured and given special recognition awards.

The Association’s Delegates Conference is always a major event where people from all walks of life are invited.

This 106th National Delegates Conference of the University of Nigeria Alumni Association promises to be engaging, memorable, and impactful on Nigeria’s University system.

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FRSC Warns Against Night Travelling Over Insecurity, Bad Roads.

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has advised against traveling by night, citing the deplorable state of most federal roads and increasing insecurity across the country.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) says the FRSC Sector Commander in Kogi, Solomon Agure, made the assertions in a statement on Monday in Lokoja.

Canvassing against overspeeding, Mr. Agure said no good road experience could come out of speeding, overloading, use of phone while driving, use of mechanically deficient vehicles, failure to use a seatbelt, and safety crash helmet, and several other road use infractions.

Mr. Agure said arrangements had been made for the commencement of 2021’s Ember Months and Operation Zero Tolerance to Road Traffic Campaign in Kogi.

He said that the campaign would be carried out under the theme: “Maintain Safe Speed, Avoid Night Travels And Enjoy Quality Road Experience”, and that the safety corps would be on the lookout to enforce strict compliance to laws and orders on the highways.

Mr. Agure said there would be high visibility of the corps on the roads across the state toward achieving the goals of the operation from now till the middle of January 2022.

He said that the command was planning to deploy over 800 personnel, 20 patrol vehicles, four ambulances, and heavy tow trucks for control of traffic.

“It aims at ensuring route lining, clear obstruction and responds to distress calls for all to have maximum road use experience during and after the p, period,” he said.

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BREAKING NEWS: Update Facebook, WhatsApp, And Instagram Creak Back To Life After Unprecedented Outage.

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Users were unable to access Facebook and Instagram late on Monday evening, but many still faced problems on WhatsApp.

Facebook has issued an apology for the outage which impacted the social media giant, along with Instagram and WhatsApp, for several hours late on Monday.

Facebook Engineering said in a statement on Twitter: “To the huge community of people and businesses around the world who depend on us: we’re sorry.

“We’ve been working hard to restore access to our apps and services and are happy to report they are coming back online now. Thank you for bearing with us.”
The platforms had confirmed on Twitter they were aware of issues and worked to resolve them after thousands of people reported outages shortly before 5 pm on 5 days.

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