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UNILORIN Lecturers Win International Research Grants

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Two Senior lecturers of the Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, University of Ilorin, Gabriel Omotoso and Aminu Imam have won three research grants.

The University of Ilorin Management disclosed that the notification was contained in separate letters signed by the Director of Professional Development Programmes, Rebecca Hadid and Alessandro Prinetti of University of Milano, Italy.

According to the letter, Mr Omotoso won the 2019 International Brain Research Organisation-African Regional (IBRO-ARC) and the International Society for Neurochemistry- Committee for Aid and Education in Neurochemistry (ISNCAEN) Research Grants.

“Imam won the International Society for Neurochemistry- Committee for Aid and Education in Neurochemistry (ISNCAEN),” it said.

It stated that the grants that came at the instance of their various research efforts are worth 5,000 euro, 4,700 dollars and 3,800 dollars respectively, and are to be used for both travelling and local expenses during their laboratory exchanges.

It added that the duo won the grants after due consideration of various entries of 12 and 33 applicants in various categories.

In his reaction, Mr Omotoso stated that the award is a competition award given to African neuroscientists for Laboratory Exchange in developed countries.

Mr Omotoso, who is also the Head of the Department of Anatomy, said that he was one of the four Africans that received the award to allow him visit a Laboratory at the University of Huddersfield, Hudderfield, United Kingdom, to carry out Neuroscience Research.

He stated that the grant sum is 5,000 euro, adding that the visit is yet to be undertaken due to COVID-19 pandemic. He explained that the study, which is still on-going, is to investigate: “the role Kolaviron and Moringa Oleifera in enhancing remyelination in models of Multiple Scleroses”.

Mr Omotoso also explained the Grants Award for Imam, saying that he received the International Society for the Neurochemistry-Committee for Aid and Education Neurochemistry (ISN-CAEN), research grant award in February.

He stated that this would enable him to visit a foreign laboratory at the Department of Human Anatomy and Embryology, UP Medicina, Universitat Jaune 1, Castelló de la Plana, Spain.

According to him, Mr Imam will undertake a three-month research and that this benefitted the grant sum of 3,800 U.S. dollars.

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Viral video: Lagos hawker receives over N300,000 for gesture to inmates

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A hawker, Ekuma Jeremiah, who sells bottled water in Ajah area of Lagos state, has explained why he gave out money to some inmates stuck in traffic.

 

During the week, the now-viral video wherein Jeremiah could be seen giving money to some inmates inside a van of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) surfaced online emerged.

 

In the seven-second video, the hawker is seen carrying a crate of bottled water on his head while giving out some of the money he had made.

 

 

 

His gesture earned a widespread commendation from many Nigerians who applauded him for his love and generosity.

 

The hawker has received donations of over N300,000 as of Saturday with many applauding his generosity despite his condition.

 

 

 

The Nation

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Video: Leaked Tiwa Savage Sex Tape With Boyfriend Released 

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Shortly after Marvin singer, Tiwa Savage, cried out that a blackmailer was threatening to share her accidentally leaked sex tape with her boyfriend, it seems the worse has been done.

A viral video appears to show the leaked sex tape of Tiwa and her boyfriend, which has ignited outrage amongst Nigerians, even as others say she purposely let out the stunt as a promotional strategy for her soon upcoming album release.

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Africa’s 9th Richest Man Emerges As CAF President

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Billionaire owner of South African side, Mamelodi Sundowns, Patrice Motsepe has emerged as the President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) by acclamation.

In what was an easy end to what seemed like a titanic 4 horse race,his other three West African challengers pulled out for an easy coasting home for the mining magnate who is also a brother-in-law to South African president, Cyril Ramaphosa.

Fidelinfonews gathered that Motsepe who is ranked the 9th richest man in Africa, is the the first English speaking president of the confederation and the eighth president of the body.

With this development, His emergence has now completed a cycle of the four-founding countries of CAF providing the president. It will be recalled that CAF was founded on 8 February 1957 in Khartoum, Sudan by the football federations of Sudan, Egypt, Ethiopia and South Africa. The latter was represented by a certain Mr. Fall. Owing to the apartheid policy in the country, South Africa was later kicked out. Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia have produced presidents.

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