Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Adigun Agbaje Heads Awo Institute

The Obafemi Awolowo Institute of Government and Public Policy (OAIPP), Lekki, in Lagos State, has appointed its first director-general.
He is Professor Adigun Ajao Bolarinwa Agbaje, a professor of Political Science at the University of Ibadan and former deputy vice chancellor of that university.
According to a release by the Institute signed by the chairman of its Board of Trustees, Chief Adebisi Akande, Prof. Agbaje, a renowned scholar and university administrator, would drive the Institute’s multi-disciplinary programmes, aimed at researching issues of democracy and development.
Prof. Agbaje comes to the job with a string of qualifications, which included a first class honours degree in political science and a PhD in the same discipline from the University of Ibadan. He also obtained an MSc (with distinction) in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos. He became professor in 1998, after only 14 years as a university teaching staff, having started his academic career as assistant lecturer in 1984.
He will bring his wealth of experience and global academic connection to the job, as the Institute researches into political issues like federalism, electoral integrity, political parties, military intervention, crisis of nationhood and the impact of religion on democracy, aside from core development issues of health, education and the economy. It will also seek to establish the nexus between research and policy/decision making.


BARELY 24 hours after two black coffins draped with red strip marks were deposited at the gates of the official residence of the former Bursar of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Dr. May Ifeoma Nwoye , another coffin with an earthenware containing sacrificial items were, on  Friday night, deposited at the door steps to her apartment.
The items in the earthenware include