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Buhari Mourns Renowned Nigerian Geographer, Prof Akin Mabogunje

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Nigeria’s first Professor of Geography and first African President of the International Geographical Union, Akin Mabogunje, is dead.

President Buhari on Thursday, condoled with the family, friends and associates of the first African President of the International Geographical Union.

He said the departure of the erudite professor would be greatly felt by the nation, especially in the academia.

Buhari’s condolence message was contained in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, titled ‘President Buhari mourns Prof. Akin Mabogunje.’

According to Adesina, “The President commiserates with Mabogunje’s network of professional associates and experts, at home and abroad, who have shared in his vision of nation building, with cerebral works in urbanisation, human and regional development, geographic perspectives and shelter provision.

“President Buhari notes the depth, reach and extensive research of the first African President of the International Geographical Union, who in 1999 was first African to be elected as a Foreign Associate of the United States National Academy of Sciences, and in 2017, was elected a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and received the Vautrin Lud Prize.”

The President affirmed that Prof. Mabogunje’s contribution to education in Nigeria, and in many parts of the world, remained indelible, especially in the leadership positions he held, which included Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Ogun State University, Chairman of Ibadan School of Government and Public Policy, Member, Board of Trustees Nigerian National Merit Award Endowment Fund and later Chairman of the Fund.

President Buhari prayed that the Almighty God would grant the renowned geographer a peaceful rest, and comfort his family.

 

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BREAKING: CBN Extends Deadline For Old Naira Exchange

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The Central Bank of Nigeria has extended deadline for the swapping of old naira notes till February 10, 2023.

The CBN stated this in a release on Sunday.

The apex bank said it added a 10-day extension of the deadline from January 31, 2023, to February 10, 2023, to allow for the collection of more old notes…”

This is according to the CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele.

More Details Later.

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Yebumot Al-Hikmah Road Temporarily Shut As Construction Begins

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Kwara State Ministry of Works and Transport will temporarily closed the Yebumot Al-Hikmah Road from today,  Wednesday 11th January, 2023.

Fidel Info reports that the closure is effective from 11:00am to allow for the commencement of the asphalt laying of the road.

The Ministry urges road users to make use of other routes for their journeys pending the completion of the asphalt laying.

The Ministry sincerely regrets the inconveniences this may bring to the residents and users of the road.

“Our goal is to improve the city and make your travel experience better”

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Yoruba Nation Rally: Normalcy Restored At Ojota After Unrest

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Following reported unrest Monday morning involving alleged Yoruba Nation agitators, normalcy has apparently been restored in the Lagos State neighborhood of Ojota.

Fidel Info reports that Videos that have been making the rounds on social media purport to show that a person who cannot be named died amid the unrest when protesters and police allegedly battled where the protesters gathered for a large gathering.

The scene of the unrest is now reported to be calm and serene, due to the intervention of security operatives.

Additionally, armed police officers and cars were seen near the Gani Fawehinmi Park in Ojota.

Jubril Gawat, a staff member for Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, posted a status update on the incident, saying that things were back to normal at Ojota.

He wrote, “UPDATE: Ojota is calm. OP-MESA and other Police Divisions are fully on ground. People are going about their normal duties, all clear.”

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