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Story telling about Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria

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Story telling about Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria

    UniJos VC Seat: NUC Interference, Conspiracy Theories and What's Next?

    UniJos VC Seat: NUC Interference, Conspiracy Theories and What's Next?

    In accordance with the provisions of section 4 of the Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Act 2003 (https://nlipw.com/university-jos-act/), the Governing Council of the University of Jos shortlisted eighteen professors who applied for the position.

    Unfortunately, the Pro-Chancellor, Prince Tony Momoh died before the process could end. Following the alleged opposition by some members of the governing council as to the election process, the National Universities Commission (NUC) halted the process.

    The NUC's decision (https://www.premiumtimesng.com/regional/north-central/456417-unijos-students-staff-protest-nuc-interference-in-vc-selection-process.html) was followed by protests by staff and students on the University's campus. The NUC interference paved way for numerous conspiracy theories.

    In this episode, we continued the conversation on the Post-Professor Maimako's administration with a look at these conspiracy theories, the narratives that followed the protest amongst others.


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    UniJos VC : Reflections on Prof. Sebastian Maimako's Tenure

    UniJos VC : Reflections on Prof. Sebastian Maimako's Tenure

    Some refer to him as the "Architect of Modern UniJos", every Jossite and a member or friend of the University will definitely have amazing stories to tell about the immediate past Vice-Chancellor of the University of Jos, Professor Sebastian Maimako.

    The Professor of accounting and finance is the 8th substantive Vice-Chancellor of the University has contributed immensely to the infrastructural growth on the campuses of the University.

    During his tenure, the University administrative building officially moved to the Permanent Site, faculties like Management Science, Natural Science, Social Sciences now have a befitting structure to house their faculty, laboratories, and lecture rooms amongst others. 

    In this episode, I reflected on the tenure of Professor Maimako with a former aspirant of the University's Students Union Government, Mitong Dapal



    Take a listen.


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    #CovidCast: Covid-19 Uniting (Fragile) Communities amidst Security and Economic Realities

    #CovidCast: Covid-19 Uniting (Fragile) Communities amidst Security and Economic Realities

    The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic has directly affected the security and the economy of Nigeria in a dramatic way. Unemployment has been on the increase, this is a reflection of the fragility of the national infrastructure.

    In this episode, Prince Charles Dickson, Ph.D. of Tattaunawa Roundtable Initiative explored what should be the common ground of the fragile communities.

    Despite a recession from 2014 to 2016, The World Bank asserts that Nigeria’s economy may be headed toward the worst financial state the country has seen in four decades. Nigeria is extremely dependent on oil, which represents more than 80% of the country’s exports. With international travel halted due to COVID-19, the country has recorded an 18-year low on fuel prices, at $22 per barrel. 

    The National Bureau of Statistics states that 42% of almost 2,000 citizens interviewed were out of work as a result of the pandemic



    With the existing ethnoreligious conflicts in the country, this conversation focuses on how polarized communities can embrace dialogue to ensure effective management of the health, security, and economic crises across the country.


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    • 24 min
    #CovidCast: The Impact of Covid-19 on National Security and Economic Realities

    #CovidCast: The Impact of Covid-19 on National Security and Economic Realities

    The pandemic worsens the global economy, especially with the lockdown, even though some entrepreneurs used digital marketing to scale, most of them were unable due to the structure of their business.

    This affected food security and the rate of hunger increased. The World Bank projected that five million Nigerians would be pushed into poverty due to COVID 19.

    Amidst many challenges the came with the COVID-19 pandemic, this episode will spotlight the impact on national security and the economy.


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    • 21 min
    #CovidCast: Why You Need To Wear A Facemask After Vaccination

    #CovidCast: Why You Need To Wear A Facemask After Vaccination

    Masks are a key measure to suppress transmission and save lives. Masks should be used as part of a comprehensive ‘Do it all!’ approach including physical distancing, avoiding crowded, closed, and close-contact settings, good ventilation, cleaning hands, covering sneezes and coughs, and more.

    Depending on the type, masks can be used for either protection of healthy persons or to prevent onward transmission.

    In this episode, I sat with Dr. Chollom Solomon, A medical Virologist and he pointed out three reasons you need to wear a mask after taking covid-19 Jab.

    1. To shield you against other respiratory diseases

    2. To protect us from any mutants of the virus

    3. Since Science works on evidence, it helps us follow up with a vaccinated person to be sure of his status. The more reason we need to wear the mask to always stay safe.

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    #JusticeForComfortBenjamin: How Comfort Benjamin Died on Her Birthday Eve

    #JusticeForComfortBenjamin: How Comfort Benjamin Died on Her Birthday Eve

    On the 22nd of May 2021, Comfort Benjamin went missing in Jos North, Plateau state. The Police were involved in the case and the family members and friends took to social media to call for help in finding her since it was on her birthday and she was not back.

    Later on the evening of 23rd May 2021, the corpse of the 16 years old was found at Nasarawa Gwong in Jos North. According to the Police, she was raped and murdered.

    Listen to the testimony of Mary Benjamin, the elder sister of the deceased.


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