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Norway to digitise Nigerian literature

The National Library of Norway said Monday it would digitise literature from Nigeria following a seemingly unprecedented agreement which organisers hope will lead to an “African digital library”. In the northern Norwegian town of Mo i Rana, at the rim of the Arctic Circle, the National Library of Norway plans to digitise part of its … Continue reading Norway to digitise Nigerian literature

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National Library to organise readership promotion campaign in FCT‎

The National Library of Nigeria says it will hold the grand finale of its ongoing National Readership Promotion Campaign in Abuja on Sept. 20. ‎‎Prof. Lenrie Aina, National Librarian, National Library of Nigeria, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Saturday. ‎Aina said ‎the readership campaign was … Continue reading National Library to organise readership promotion campaign in FCT‎

World Literacy Day: Ogun tasks youth on reading culture

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to mark the 2017 United Nation Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) World Literacy Day, youths and children have been urged to cultivate reading. Director, Ogun State Library Services, Mr. Lateef Benson, gave the advice, in Abeokuta, during a programme by the State Library Services to mark … Continue reading World Literacy Day: Ogun tasks youth on reading culture

We target mothers in reading campaign – National Library CEO

Professor Lanrie Olatokumbo Aina is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Library of Nigeria. In this interview he spoke on falling reading culture in the country and other issues. Libraries aid students’ learning. What effort are you making to improve the usability and stock in libraries as well as other library services? Unfortunately, I … Continue reading We target mothers in reading campaign – National Library CEO

MTN Foundation Opens Pioneer State-of-the-Art Digital Library at the University of Lagos

In a bid to contribute to the educational and cognitive development of Nigerian students, MTN Foundation has recently upgraded and reopened a fully furnished, state-of-the-art digital library to the University of Lagos. Equipped with 128 networked computers, three laser jet printers, a server, and VSAT-based Internet connectivity, the digital library also boasts of Microsoft 365 … Continue reading MTN Foundation Opens Pioneer State-of-the-Art Digital Library at the University of Lagos

NLA seeks facility in basic schools

Nigerian Library Association, (NLA) National President, Dr Umunna Opara, has called on the Federal Government to build libraries in public primary schools nationwide to arrest the poor reading culture prevalent among youths. Opara, who disclosed this in Lagos during the 55th general conference of the association, regretted that youths have been lured from reading which, … Continue reading NLA seeks facility in basic schools

Edo to digitalise public libraries

Edo State government will digitise public and school libraries, to revive reading culture and make books accessible on mobile platforms, Governor Godwin Obaseki has said. He spoke in Benin City when he received a report of the Joint Implementation Team on Public and Secondary School Library System. The governor said in an era of technology, … Continue reading Edo to digitalise public libraries

Ambode approves second phase of CodeLagos

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has approved the implementation of the second phase of CodeLagos project, which will be launched in September. The approval is coming on the heels of the successful implementation of the pilot phase of the project in which 5,464 pupils of primary and secondary schools across the state were trained. A … Continue reading Ambode approves second phase of CodeLagos

Nigerian Government to spend N61m on reading campaign

Federal Government will spend a total of N61m through National Library of Nigeria to enlighten public on the importance of reading across the country. This was disclosed by the National Librarian and Chief Executive Officer of the National Library of Nigeria, Lenrie Aina shortly after he paid visit to Karshi Information Centre, in Karshi town, … Continue reading Nigerian Government to spend N61m on reading campaign

About the Gani Fawehinmi Library and Research Centre

By Sonala Olumhense I want to draw the attention of Nigerians, the Nigerian Bar Association and of the governments of Lagos State and the federation, to the Gani Fawehinmi Library and Gallery. My appeal: please help ensure the survival of this wonderful facility, in the interest of Nigerian history and culture. For those who may … Continue reading About the Gani Fawehinmi Library and Research Centre