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Akeem Alao

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About Akeem
Akeem Alao is a Lagos-based freelance journalist and language instructor.

He works at Parkchester Times, The Naija News and Edugist.

He also writes opinions media platforms. He can write fluently in English and Yoruba languages.
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English Yoruba
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News Gathering Feature Stories Content Writing
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Breaking News
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Preserving History, Fostering Creativity, and Empowering Youth: The Relevance of Historical Galleries, Museums, and Creative Arts in Nigeria

02 Nov 2023  |  The Naija News
Duke diipo Akinsete passionately advocates for the importance of historical galleries, museums, and creative arts in Nigeria, emphasizing their roles in preservation, education, and community engagement. He highlights the need for such institutions in his community, Mushin, to benefit the youth and foster cultural appreciation. Akinsete envisions these establishments as sources of revenue and cultural hubs, promoting local heritage through events and exhibitions. He encourages Nigerian youth to pursue their creative passions and calls for community support to establish a historical gallery and museum. His efforts have garnered attention from politicians and local officials, indicating a promising future for creative arts in Nigeria.

CUSTECH Sacks Seven Staff Allegedly Collecting Double Salaries

06 Oct 2023  |  edugist.org
The Confluence University of Science and Technology (CUSTECH) in Osara has terminated the employment of seven staff members for collecting double salaries from different Kogi State Government establishments. The decision followed an audit by the Office of the Kogi State Auditor General. The affected staff were found guilty of gross misconduct after an interactive session with a panel constituted by the Vice Chancellor, Engr. Prof. Salawu Sadiku. Additionally, a senior patrolman was dismissed for abandoning his duties.

Naira Scarcity: Gov Abiodun's palliative intervention timely, commendable

01 Oct 2023  |  edugist.org
The National Association of Nigerian Students commended Ogun State Governor Prince Dapo Abiodun for his timely palliative intervention to alleviate the effects of naira and fuel scarcity. The students criticized the Central Bank of Nigeria for the hardships caused by the Naira redesign policy and fuel scarcity. They praised the governor's commitment to the welfare of Ogun State residents, highlighting the distribution of 400,000 food items to vulnerable residents. The students urged prioritization of their constituency, noting the severe impact of the cash crunch on their access to essential materials and funds.

University of Abuja Student Wins Malaysian Essay Competition

29 Aug 2023  |  Edugist - Leading Africa’s Education Conversation
Joshua Omale, a student at the University of Abuja, won first place in an essay competition organized by the Malaysia High Commission in Abuja, titled “It’s Time to Discover Malaysia.” He surpassed over 45 participants with his 800-word essay on the topic of Malaysia’s allure. The competition was part of the Malaysia Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP) Outreach Programme, which also included the event “Colourful Malaysia, Warna-Warni Malaysia,” co-hosted by the Malaysia High Commission and the University of Abuja Centre for Asian Studies. The High Commissioner, Sharmini Devi Gopal, highlighted the MTCP's role in promoting technical cooperation and human capacity development, offering scholarships for various courses in Malaysian institutions. Joshua Omale expressed his gratitude and determination to continue honing his writing skills.

The Power of Strikes in Nigeria: A Tool for Change or a Call for Peaceful Protest?

02 Aug 2023  |  The Naija News
The article discusses the prevalence of strikes in Nigeria as a means for citizens to express grievances and demand changes from the government. It highlights a recent successful strike in Oyo State, which led to dialogue and commitments from Governor Seyi Makinde. The piece also covers the upcoming nationwide protest by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC), scheduled for August 2, 2023, to address economic hardships. The acting Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, has issued a statement urging peaceful protests, acknowledging the right to protest but cautioning against violence. The article suggests that while the IGP's call for non-violence is important, it may overlook the effectiveness of strikes in prompting government action. The author concludes that strikes are a vital tool for Nigerians to voice concerns and seek accountability from their leaders.

Eid al-Adha: Spiritual Exercises And Benefits — Integrity News Nigeria

26 Jun 2023  |  Integrity News Nigeria
The article discusses the significance of Eid al-Adha, a major Muslim festival celebrated worldwide. It features insights from Sheikh Shakirulah Daud of Ijabatu Da’wah Islamic Foundation, who explains the origin of the festival, tracing it back to Prophet Ibrahim's divine command to sacrifice his son, which was replaced by the sacrifice of a ram. Sheikh Saheed Oladele of NASFAT highlights the spiritual aspects of the celebration and the importance of following Allah's commands. The article also includes comments from Islamic scholar Moshood Alabi, who emphasizes the festival's symbolism of sacrifice and the rewards associated with the act of slaughtering a ram. The article touches on the practices and spiritual exercises Muslims are encouraged to perform during Eid al-Adha, as well as the connection of the festival with the Hajj pilgrimage.

Aminat Yusuf Celebrated for Historic Academic Achievement at LASU

18 Jun 2023  |  The Naija News
Aminat Yusuf, a Law graduate from Lagos State University (LASU), made history with a perfect CGPA of 5.0, becoming the Best Graduating Student in the university's 40-year history. Her achievement was celebrated at a special event hosted by Oba Adeshina Suleiman Okikiola Raji Ashade, the Oniba Ekun of Iba, who also presented her with a cheque for two million naira. The Vice-Chancellor of LASU, Professor Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, and other dignitaries, including the dean of the Faculty of Law and a member of the Governing Council of LASU, praised Aminat's hard work and role as an inspiration to others. The event was well-attended by community leaders and university officials. Aminat is set to graduate with over ten thousand others during the university's convocation ceremonies.

Seventy-Five Percent Pass English, Maths — Edugist

23 Feb 2023  |  edugist.org
The National Business and Technical Examination Board (NABTEB) released its November/December 2022 results, with 21,103 candidates passing English Language and Mathematics, representing 75.96%. Additionally, 26,561 candidates scored five credits and above with or without these subjects. The Registrar, Prof. Ifeoma Isiugo-Abanihe, noted an improvement in examination malpractice cases and emphasized the importance of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) for the labor market and academic progression. She highlighted challenges such as the lack of state-owned technical colleges, qualified teachers, and adequate funding for TVET programs.

LASU Employee Slumps, Dies while in Queue to Withdraw Cash

21 Feb 2023  |  edugist.org
Ademola Adesola, a Chief Executive Officer (Account) on Grade Level 13 at Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, collapsed and died while queuing in a bank on campus to withdraw new notes. The incident was confirmed by Jeariogbe Olaniyi, Head of the Publicity and Public Relations Unit at LASU, who described the event as unfortunate. Adesola, who had been with the university since 1986, was not a deputy bursar as some reports suggested. Despite efforts to revive him at the university clinic, he could not be resuscitated.

Benue Governor Blames Nigeria’s Challenges on Poor Education

20 Feb 2023  |  edugist.org
Samuel Ortom, the Governor of Benue State, attributed 80% of Nigeria's challenges to the lack of quality education, highlighting this during a speech at the Benue State University's convocation for four graduating sets. He emphasized education as a solution to issues such as herders' attacks, banditry, and Boko Haram. The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Tor Joe Iorapuu, celebrated the university's 30th anniversary and the graduation of 23,060 students.

Ondo Schoolboy Enters Guinness World Record

18 Feb 2023  |  edugist.org
Gbenga Ezekiel, a senior secondary school student from Ijapo High School in Akure, Ondo State, has set a new Guinness World Record for the most skips in one minute on one leg, achieving 265 skips and surpassing the previous record of 262 held by Rasel Islam of Bangladesh. His record was confirmed by the Guinness World Records and communicated to the national coach of the Nigeria Rope Skipping Federation, Chubuisi Ukandu. Ezekiel expressed immense joy and pride in his accomplishment, marking a significant milestone as the first Nigerian and African rope skipper to achieve this title.

Aren't Teachers Too Corrupt?

15 Feb 2023  |  Edugist - Leading Africa’s Education Conversation
Corruption in Nigeria has become widespread and normalized, with many justifying their corrupt actions due to poverty. The education sector, particularly teachers, are involved in corrupt practices such as examination malpractices and sexual molestation. Poor remuneration is often cited as a justification for such behavior. Examination malpractice undermines the country's international credibility, and corrupt leaders are often products of such malpractice. Reports indicate a high incidence of examination malpractice and sexual harassment in schools. To address these issues, the article proposes solutions such as parental responsibility, emphasis on student skills and morals over grades, rewarding students who report malpractice, reassessing teacher competence evaluations, and enforcing laws against malpractice and sexual molestation.

Education Minister Laments Inadequate Funding in Education Sector

08 Feb 2023  |  edugist.org
Malam Adamu Adamu, Nigeria's Minister of Education, highlighted inadequate funding as a significant challenge to the country's educational development during the 29th Convocation ceremony of Abia State University. The Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, Prof Abubakar Rasheed, represented him at the event. The university, led by Vice Chancellor Professor Onyemachi Ogbolu, was praised for its achievements and plans to introduce new programs. Abia State Governor Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, represented by Deputy Sir Ude Oko Chukwu, assured ongoing government support for education.

Lawmakers Exonerate Osun College Bursar from Allegation of Financial Misconduct

06 Sep 2022  |  edugist.org
The Osun State House of Assembly has cleared the Bursar of the Osun State College of Education, Ila-Orangun, Rasheed Olarewaju Oyedeji, of alleged financial misconduct. The allegations, which surfaced in March 2022, were deemed unsubstantiated after thorough investigation. Official documents from September and June 2022 confirm Oyedeji's exoneration, and the Governing Council's Chairman, Dr. George Olayinka Owolabi, expressed regret over the harm caused by the allegations.
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