NOTAP hinges tech devt on industry-academia linkage

For Nigeria to develop technologically, the knowledge institution must be abreast of the global technology needs, the Director General of the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP), Dr. DanAzumi Ibrahim has said. Ibrahim, who sated this during the commissioning of an Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Offices (IPTTO) in the University of Lagos, however, said that a strong linkage between the industry and the academia is needed to develop technologically. He explained that NOTAP, in carrying out the registration of Technology Transfer Agreements (TTAs), which is one of…

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Union Bank wins award for new brand identity

Union Bank has emerged winner in the Best Rebranding category in the maiden edition of the Corporate Communications Awards (CCA). The Corporate Communications Awards, the first of its kind in Nigeria, is aimed at celebrating outstanding achievements in Nigeria’s Corporate Communications industry. Union Bank emerged winner via nominations by corporate communication professionals, public voting as well as deliberations by members of the Advisory Board which comprised of experts in the media, corporate communication and the academia. The Bank’s new brand identity, which was unveiled in October 2015 has previously won…

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Promoting theatre growth through criticism

What impact can theatre criticism make on politics? What are the values of the politics in the theatre? Indeed, how does documentation policy affect the theatre critic? And, is theory an accessible tool for the theatre critic? These are among questions that were brought to the fore at the recently concluded conference of the International Association of Theatre Critics (IATC) in Nigeria, which was on the theme: ‘Theatre, Criticism and Politics – Where Are the Limits?’ The conference, which brought together theatre critics in the media and the academia world…

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Varsity to address industry, academia gap

The Founder and Chancellor of Christopher University, Dr. Christopher Ezeh has said that the private university is structured to address the yearning gap between academia and industries in the country. Ezeh disclosed this during the maiden matriculation ceremony and official opening of the university, stressing that the idea of the institution was conceived over 10 years ago. The chancellor, who noted that the university is a product of success recorded by the founders who had at various times, established strong and fruitful linkages between the academia and industries. He recalled:…

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