ACEGID Of Redeemer’s University Named Regional Repository And Bioinformatics Centre By WHO And Africa CDC [2020]

The African Centre of Excellence for the Genomics of Infectious Disease (ACEGID), Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun State, has been named one of the regional repository and bioinformatics centres by the WHO and Africa CDC to provide sequencing, data analysis and other technical support services to the countries where they are located as well as to neighbouring countries and countries in their sub-regions.

This development was announced on Thursday, September 10, by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through a press release announcing the launch of a network of laboratories to reinforce genome sequencing of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes COVID-19, in Africa.

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Dr. Adesola Kazeem Adeduntan Receives Forbes Best Of Africa Award [2020]

Dr. Adesola Kazeem Adeduntan (FCA) has received the Forbes Best of Africa Award, in New York City, United States of America on September 11, 2020.

Dr. Adesola Kazeem Adeduntan (FCA) who is the Managing Director/CEO of First Bank of Nigeria Limited is honoured by Forbes Africa for his contributions to the financial services sector in the country and the African continent.

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Professor Florence Obi Emerges First Female Vice-Chancellor Of University Of Calabar (UNICAL)

Professor Florence Obi has emerged the first female Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calabar (UNICAL) in its 45-year-old history.

Professor Florence Obi of the Faculty of Education is to succeed Professor Zana Akpagu, whose tenure would elapse on November 30 [2020].

The choice of Professor Florence Obi was announced on the 11th of September 2020 by the 12th Governing Council of the university as the 11th Vice Chancellor-elect at the UNICAL Hotel in Calabar after emerging winner out of 13 contestants.

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