Runcie Chidebe Awarded 2020 IVLP Alumni Award for Social Innovation And Change

Runcie Chidebe has emerged recipient of the 2020 Global Ties U.S. International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) Alumni Award for Social Innovation and Change.

Runcie is a health advocate, civil society activist, and a leading voice in making cancer control a national health priority in Nigeria. His many accomplishments include launching trainings for oncology care, volunteer mentorships, establishing breast cancer support groups, and advocating for improved cancer care and mandatory health insurance. He also led campaigns to establish the National Institute for Cancer Research and Treatment through an act of the Nigerian Parliament, and sits on several committees to ensure its implementation, as well as other programs for cancer prevention.

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Bashir Umar, Murtala Aliyu Ibrahim, Kadiri Kehinde & Agba Jalingo Win 2019 Gani Fawehinmi Impact And Integrity Award

Bashir Umar, Murtala Aliyu Ibrahim, Dr. Kadiri Kehinde and Agba Jalingo have emerged winners in the 2019 Gani Fawehinmi Impact and Integrity Award organized by the Human and Environment Development Agenda, (HEDA Resource Centre).

The event which is second in its series held in December 10 [2019] – the World Human Rights Day was organized as a mark of honour for the late human rights icon who died of cancer in 2009.

The award aims to encourage, promote and celebrate the uncommon principles of openness, honesty, accountability and transparency in both public and private spheres.

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OAU Wins 2019 CFA Society Nigeria Ethics Challenge

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, have won the national finals of the 2019 Ethics Challenge of the CFA Society Nigeria in Lagos.

OAU emerged winner ahead of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) and Covenant University, who came second and third respectively in a competition that involved seven (7) universities.

The universities are: University of Ilorin, University of Nigeria Nsukka, University of Abuja and University of Ibadan. Others are: Obafemi Awolowo University, Covenant University and the University of Lagos.

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