Friday, October 21, 2016

Latest News from LivingScience Foundation

LSF Creation Science Club member tops graduating class at RUN 
Opeoluwa Adewale Fasoro, one of the founding members of LSF Creation Science Club at the Redeemer’s University emerged the overall best graduating student at the 8th Convocation Ceremony of the University. With a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.97, Opeoluwa actually became the overall best graduating student for all times at the University. Apart from handshakes with eminent personalities including the Vice President of the Country (who is also the Chair of the University’s Board of Trustees), Opeoluwa also secured automatic employment at the institution, and further went home with a cash prize of about N250,000. Sharing his testimonies earlier at the inaugural meeting of the Creation Science Club, Opeoluwa had indicated he actually came to the University to gain competence in declaring the glories of God in His creation to all, and specifically to debunk the evolution theory of origins.  Read more at
Joshua Ojo receives special Commendation Award
Prof Joshua Ojo, President of the LivingScience Foundation recently completed his sabbatical leave spent at the Redeemer’s University, Ede (Sept 1 2015 – August 31 2016). In appreciation of the quality services rendered by him during the period, Prof Ojo was among the distinguished personalities selected for special recognition and commendation at a colourful ceremony on Tuesday September 6. Read more at

2nd National Conference on Environment and Health now scheduled.  The second edition of the Environment-Health Conference sponsored by the LSF and bringing together top stakeholders across different national sectors has been scheduled for Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th April, 2017.  Venue remains the serene Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun State, with her world-class conference facilities.  The Conference general focus is on the various ways the environment impacts on human health.  It seeks in particular for creative customized solutions that would engender sustainable development in Nigeria’s peculiar circumstances.  For the Call for Abstracts and other details, visit the Conference website:  The webpages of the first edition of the Conference which held in May this year are archived at 

LSF is floating a peer-review Open-access technical online Journal.  A result-oriented approach to management of the environment must involve all relevant stakeholders: academics, professionals, industries, and the regulators.  Currently (unlike in the more developed countries), there is no Forum for all these to meet as equal partners to discuss and proffer solutions to Nigeria’s many peculiar environment-health challenges.  The Nigerian Journal of Environment and Health will provide this Forum. Maintaining the core value of Excellence which we hold dear at the LivingScience Foundation, the NJEH will bridge the divide between the key Sectors and help further LSF’s goal of enhancing public health in Nigeria..  Prof Folorunso Ogundare of the Department of Physics, University of Ibadan will serve as the Editor-in-Chief.

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Loss of a Patriot – Bashir Kanoma
We are saddened to hear the demise of our professional friend and core supporter, Dr Mohammed Bashir Kanoma from Zamfara State Ministry of Health, Gusau. A mutual friend, Dr Callistus Akinleye passed on the sad news on 15th October, months after the event. A patriot and professional to the core, we met Dr Kanoma during a research visit to Zamfara in the height of the Lead poisoning incident that resulted in the loss of hundreds of children in 2010.  Bashir was at that time the Chief Medical Director of the State Hospital, Gusau.  After hectic daytime administrative activities including long field trips and research discussions on epidemiology and public health, he would return in the evenings to deliver personal health-care to the long queue of his out-patients, who were always confident he would come back for them.  Despite differences in ethnicity and religious affiliations, Bashir and I [Joshua] developed very strong friendship and affection, founded on mutual respect. We have since collaborated on a number of projects as well as shared ideas for the progress of our people and country.  Although unable to attend the first National Environment and Health Conference in May, Dr Kanoma played very significant roles in the planning and helped mobilize participants, particularly from the North. Before his sad demise, the Board of the LivingScience Foundation had already approved his nomination to be a member of the International Advisory Council for the Foundation. His death is truly a sad and considerable loss for Nigeria. May the LORD keep his memory sweet and comfort his folks.

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