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  • Nigerian-born WYO President-General Assumes Office

Nigerian-born Adeniyi Adeyemi, the newly elected President-General of the World Youth Organisation, would on Monday assume duty at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

This was contained in a statement issued on Sunday by his spokesperson, Adeola Badru, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Ibadan.

NAN reports that the WYO is the youth organ of the United Nations Organisation.

Adeyemi, who would lead the affairs of youths across the globe for the next five years, would be received by diplomats, government officials, heads of missions as well as Civil Societies and NGOs

Adeyemi stated that his first assignment on assumption of office would be to seek the approval of the Security Council to appoint 967 nominees that would work with him across the globe.

He said he had commenced official duty upon election by establishing five organs for the organisation–General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council, Trusteeship and Secretariat.

“ The 967 nominees will work with my office across the globe.

“ This will enable the organisation to function effectively and bring coordination across the world,’’ he said.

Among the positions to be occupied are the Chief of Staff to the President- General, Principal Secretary, Envoys, Special Representatives and Senior Special Advisers.

Others are Senior Special Assistant, Personal Assistant, Head of Parastatals and Agencies.

Adeyemi said the listed officers would enable him to touch every lives across the world to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals(SDG) before 2030.

NAN reports that Adeyemi recently won the admiration of UN workers and leaders, when he spearheaded the passage of the Youth Empowerment Schemes bill into law.

“The scheme will make provision for adequate compensation to all categories of youth workers in the public and private sectors and their dependants.

“This will cater for incidence of injury, sickness, disability or death arising in the course of employment,” he said.

NAN recalls that Adeyemi was elected as the new WYO at a World Youth Conference held on Nov. 12, 2016, in New Delhi, India.

He had contested the election with nine others and won with 1,679 votes, while the first runner up from the U.S. secured 501 votes.

Adeyemi was a former aide of the eighth and former United Nation’s Secretary General, Mr Ban Ki-moon, before his new position.

The new WYO President was a graduate of Agronomy from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso in Nigeria, and Accounting from the Western University of Ontario in Canada.

Adeyemi, a Chartered Accountant, was the former Accounting Officer to the late Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade.

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University Of Ibadan (UI) Goes Digital, Releases Timetable for Virtual Academic Session

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University Of Ibadan (UI) Goes Digital, Releases Timetable for Virtual Academic Session

University of Ibadan (UI) on Friday announced it is going ahead with resumption on February 20 despite the second wave of COVID-19.

In a statement released by the school, the First Semester of the 2020/2021 academic session will commence virtually on February 20, 2021.

The virtual academic session will last for 13 straight weeks and end on Friday May 12, 2021, while the matriculation ceremony will hold on Tuesday March 16, 2021.

The University of Ibadan also scheduled one week for the Finalization of Continuous Assessment, to begin from Mon. 17 May and ends Friday 21 May.

The rising number of COVID-19 cases has compelled the Senate to approve the virtual academic session in an effort to ensure the tertiary institution abides by the protocols established by the Federal Government to curb the spread of the pandemic.

“It, therefore, agreed that the 2020/2021 First Semester lectures will be delivered online. In this regard, students will not be accommodated on campus,” a statement from the school said.

“Senate also approved the cancellation of the 2019/2020 session. The next session is, therefore, renamed 2020/2021 Academic Session. Consequently, students who have been admitted for the 2019/2020 session will now be regarded as the 2020/2021 intakes.

“Kindly note that online opening of Registration Portal and Orientation Programme for the 2020/2021 intakes may commence ahead of the Sat 20/02/21 date indicated above,” the statement said.

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House of Representatives Impeached Trump Over Capitol Invasion

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House of Representatives Impeached Trump Over Capitol Invasion

The United States House of Representatives on Wednesday impeached President Trump for the second time after instigating the US Capitol invasion.

Led by Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, 232 representatives, including 10 Republicans, voted to impeach the outgoing president against 197 that voted for him to remain in the office for the next six days when he would handover to the president-elect, Joe Biden.

The ten Republicans were Representatives Liz Cheney of Wyoming, the party’s No. 3 leader in the House; Jaime Herrera Beutler of Washington; John Katko of New York; Adam Kinzinger of Illinois; Fred Upton of Michigan; Dan Newhouse of Washington; Peter Meijer of Michigan; Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio; David Valadao of California; and Tom Rice of South Carolina.

Speaking before the vote, Pelosi said “a constitutional remedy that will ensure that the Republic will be safe from this man who is so resolutely determined to tear down the things that we hold dear and that hold us together.”

“He must go. He is a clear and present danger to the nation that we all love,” she said, adding later, “It gives me no pleasure to say this — it breaks my heart.

Republicans, who unanimously stood behind president Trump in 2019 during his first impeachment, were divided this time over the attack on Capitol.

A Republican representative from California, Kevin McCarthy, said “The president bears responsibility for Wednesday’s attack on Congress by mob rioters,” Mr. McCarthy said. “He should have immediately denounced the mob when he saw what was unfolding.”

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US Congress Declares Joe Biden as The 46th President of The United States After Trump Mob Left

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US Congress Declares Joe Biden as The 46th President of The United States After Trump Mob Left

The joint congress of the United States on Thursday, January 7, 2021 certified Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States following President Trump’s mob action that disrupted the congress joint proceeding on Wednesday.

After ordering his followers to disrupt proceedings on Wednesday, President Trump later announced that there will be an orderly transition on January 20.

Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, nevertheless there will be an orderly transition on January 20th,” Trump said in a statement issued by White House Deputy Chief of Staff Dan Scavino.

“I have always said we would continue our fight to ensure that only legal votes were counted. While this represents the end of the greatest first term in presidential history, it’s only the beginning of our fight to Make America Great Again!” Trump added.

While the certification was just a mere formality as Biden had secured enough electoral college votes (270) required to clinch the world’s most powerful seat, the refusal of Donald Trump to accept the results of the November 2020 election made the session a keenly watched, especially after Trump mob disrupted a joint session of the Senate.

Also read Facebook, Twitter, Instagram Lock President Trump Out of Their Platforms Following Insurrection

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