My Special Request to Mark Zuckerberg

*External Sharing of Facebook Posts* As a very ardent user of Facebook, at times I would want to share some of my posts instantly to Twitter, Instagram or my blogs, but I just can’t. All I do is do a fresh post on those platforms as I am doing now. Yeah, I earlier posted this…

Hundreds of German universities set to lose access to Elsevier journals

Post copied from: NATURE: An International Journal of Science Hundreds of German universities set to lose access to Elsevier journals Negotiations to reduce journal prices and promote open access are progressing slowly. Around 200 German universities will lose their subscriptions to Elsevier journals within weeks, because negotiations have failed to end a long-term contract dispute….

20 TIPS OF CHRISTMAS DRIVING

20 TIPS OF CHRISTMAS DRIVING It’s EMBER month(s), YES!   Some people say ‘One thing must kill a man’. Hmmmmmmm….   But PLEASE, let’s REMEMBER to observe these:   1. No unnecessary overtaking – there is no prize for the best ‘over-taker’ on Christmas day. Better to answer an ‘undertaker’.   2. No over-speeding –…

Chukwuma Agubata of UNN wins 2017 LNG prize for science

THE Advisory Board of the Nigeria Prize for Science and Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) has announced three research works as joint winners for this year’s edition of the prize after two years intensive search for innovations in the fight to end Malaria. The winning research works from 27 entries for this year’s edition of the…

WACREN Conference 2018

WACREN is organizing its 4th Annual Conference on 15-16 March 2018 in Lomé, hosted by TogoRER, the NREN of Togo. The main theme of the conference is: “WACREN – Unleashing Potentials”, with the following sub-themes: i)    Advanced Network Technologies and Services (SDN, Cloud services, mobility services, NOCaaS, …) ii)   Building and Strengthening User Communities (research communities, librarians, etc.) iii) …

Lessons From Ebuka’s Agbada

Lessons From Ebuka’s Agbada A few days ago, a young man named Ebuka wore an “Agbada” to his friend’s wedding and it broke the internet in Nigeria. Just in case you don’t know what an Agbada is, it is a traditional attire worn by African men to formal events. For a long time, the Agbada…

JP Outreach Essay Competition 2018

JP Outreach Essay Competition 2018 APPLICATION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 25TH 2017 Date: December 9th, 2017 Venue: Faculty of Education Lecture Theatre UNN Time: 11.25am – 4.00pm Click on Flyer for further details

THE TEST: Uka Madam’s Tale (Short Story by Helen N. Okpala)

Mama’s Weekend Visit She was reading in the sitting room not knowing it was raining outside. Soon after oga came in, she realized she hadn’t prepared food since morning but was rather lost in what she loves doing day in, day out – Facebooking. Oga just looked at her, gave her the ‘smh’ (shaking my…

Successful Open Access Event at University of Nigeria, Nsukka

It was really great to host the very first Open Access Week at University of Nigeria, Nsukka which was on 24th October, 2017. The event was organised by a group of Open Access Advocates ranging from Librarians, Pharmacists, Scientists and other lecturers who think that scholarship has come to a point where research data and…