The Vice Chancellor of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria, Professor Igbekele Ajibefun, on Wednesday last week, admonished the University’s Centre for Research and Development, CRD, to further its good work by driving cutting-edge research in the Institution. CRD is the University’s academic centre charged with the responsibility to moderate and coordinate the varsity’s research efforts. The Vice Chancellor gave the charge while giving his Opening Remark at the 3rd Lecture Series of the CRD whose themes were: The Noble Role of Space Journalism in Global History and Nigerian Media Control: In whose Interest?, held in the University’s Multipurpose Hall. The VC said, “I would like to use this medium to urge the Centre for Research and Development to take its good work further by driving the University to engage in cutting-edge research that will achieve the vision of the founding fathers of the University, put the University on the global radar and deliver development to the nation and the world.” Professor Ajibefun also encouraged the media to delve into all the spheres of human endeavour as the society’s watchdog, to ensure good governance and to build an egalitarian society. He said, “The media is regarded worldwide as the watchdog of the society. The ultimate purpose of the media’s watchdog role is to ensure good governance and build an egalitarian society. To perform this role effectively, the media is expected to be involved in all the spheres of human endeavour with the goal of educating and informing the society by applying the ethics of impartiality, balance, fairness and objectivity among others.” The Vice Chancellor thanked the Centre for Research and Development under the leadership of Professor Olu Aboluwoye for regularly organizing lectures of developmental importance. In his address of welcome, Prof. Aboluwoye said one of the reasons for organizing the Lecture was to spur the members of the University community to explore the space-based technologies, especially space journalism, in their research efforts. He thanked the Vice Chancellor for his usual support to CRD and for giving approval to hold the Lecture. While Dr. Ale spoke on The Noble Role of Space Journalism in Global History, Dr. Raphael Olugbenga Abimbola of AAUA’s Department of Mass Communication examined the topic, Nigerian Media Control: In whose Interest?.