2017 AAS & ACU CIRCLE Fellows

12 Nigerian lecturers and scientists have been awarded as CIRCLE fellows by the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), to study the impact of climate change.

They were selected from tertiary institutions in Nigeria including the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB); Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU); Ebonyi State University (EBSU); University of Ibadan; University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT); Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) and Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU.

The Nigerians and 25 others drawn from tertiary institutions in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Sudan, Uganda and Zimbabwe, were participants in the 3rd cohort of a programme supporting early career researchers to conduct research and to generate knowledge to help the continent effectively tackle climate change. They make up the 37 African lecturers and researchers scientists selected as Visiting Fellows of the Climate Impact Research Capacity and Leadership Enhancement (CIRCLE) visiting fellowship programme.

4th Edition Of Teecoks Writing Competition

The Towunmi Coker Literary Initiative has awarded winners in the 4th edition of Teecoks Writing Competition, founded by Dr. Towunmi Coker.

The award aims to promote reading and writing culture among Nigerian students, as well as, build and train emerging writers and lovers of writing in the country.

First Prize in Poetry WritingAdebogun Oluwatosin of Ansar-Du-Deen College, Isolo

First Prize in Prose Fiction Writing – Ibukun-Oluwa Addy, from Chrisland College, Idimu

 

2017 AUN #IAmABeliever Campaign

The American University of Nigeria (AUN) with its Team comprising of Zamiyat Abubakar, Abdulmalik Aminu, Exploits Nicholas, Hafiz Michika, and Ahmed Mohammed; Yola, Adamawa State, has won the first Africa Regional Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Challenging Extremism Competition; #IAMABeliever Campaign.

The AUN beat 32 other universities in the continent to clinch the top prize during the competition, which was held in Accra, Ghana and received $5,000 prize money.

The University for Development Studies, Ghana (UDS), emerged first runner-up with $3,000 received, while the Tunis Business School, Tunisia (TBS), was the second runner-up with $1,000 received.

The Accra outing was the first Peer-to-Peer Challenging Extremism competition to be organized in Africa 17-years after the program kicked was initiated.

Facebook, Edventure Partners, and officials of the United States Department, co-sponsors of the competition, commended the AUN’s #IAmABeliever campaign.