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www.unilorin.edu.ng A Weekly Publication of the Office of the Vice-Chancellor

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The DVC (MS), Prof. Fakunle, reading the ViceChancellor's address at the training workshop

Physical Sciences Faculty wins VC's Cup Olorundare commends youth corps member on art exhibition Adedimeji tasks UNILOMGA on participating in Unilorin activities List of students with various disciplinary actions 2 Unilorin students, 1 other create medical website Unilorin Muslim Community holds 7th quarterly lecture 7 NDA cadets complete Unilorin Arabic immersion programme Unilorin Weekly Financial Digest The Podium: The slogan that defines our identity

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he Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, has again emphasised the importance of continuous professional training to the attainment of institutions' goals and objectives, saying that it is critical in staying up to date. Prof. Ambali made this submission last Tuesday

(May 27, 2014), while declaring open a training workshop organised by the Centre for Research, Development and In-House Training (CREDIT) for the University security personnel. (Contd. on page 3)

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he University of Ilorin took its well-known innovativeness a step further last Wednesday (May 28, 2014) when its students elected new leaders, using the electronic voting (e-voting) system. The new Executive Committee, led by Ahmed Yakub Ishowo, a 300 Level Mathematics student, will pilot the affairs of the Students' Union in the 2014/2015 session. Ishowo emerged the President-elect after polling 919 votes to defeat his five opponents, Aweda Jeremy, who got 505 votes, Alao Idris, 322 votes, Agboola Jolayemi, 175 votes, Olayemi Michael, 147 votes, and Akanbi Damilare, 86 votes. In its bid to conduct a free, fair, credible and convenient election, the Union’s Independent Student Electoral Commission (ISEC) adopted the e-voting system, in which students voted through the University portal. (Contd. on page 4 ) EDITORIAL BOARD

ANOTHER FIRST: The gateway to the citadel of innovation

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The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (MS), Prof. Yisa Fakunle (middle),presenting the Trophy to the Captain of the Faculty of Physical Sciences that won the ViceChancellor's Cup finals last Wednesday

L-R: Mr. Opeyemi Ajibola, Prof. O. A. Mokuolu, Mr. Oluwafemi Balogun and Mr. Faisol Oladosu, at the launch of the medical website developed by the students penultimate Friday

Members of the Unilorin Campus Eatery Regulatory Board with the Campus Eatery Operators after the Third Annual Workshop organised for them last Friday

A cross section of the University security personnel at a training workshop organised for them last Tuesday

AT THE PUBLIC PRESENTATION OF ‘MUSIC OF THE MUEZZIN’ AND ‘MELODREAMS’

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Prof. Adebayo Lawal, and his wife, Dr. (Mrs.) Salmota OmowumiAdebayo, at the presentation of two poetry books, Music of the Muezzin and Melodreams, written by him, last Saturday

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Management Services), Prof. Yisa Fakunle, who represented the ViceChancellor, presenting the books to the public at the University Auditorium

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The Ag. Director, Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies, and Book Reviewer, Dr. Mahfouz Adedimeji, reviewing the two books on the occasion


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(Contd. from front page) The Vice-Chancellor, who spoke through the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Management Services), Prof. Y. M. Fakunle, explained that the society is getting more complex and that population is increasing rapidly, a situation that is giving rise to more conflicts that need to be managed. This, he said, makes training and retraining an important part of modern administration. Prof. Ambali then commended the Director of CREDIT, Prof. (Mrs.) Temidayo Oladiji, on her passion in driving the training programme of the University. In her remarks, Prof. (Mrs.) Oladiji pointed out that capacity building is a must, stressing that the University security personnel need to increase their surveillance structure. The Director added that the workshop was organised in batches to ensure that all security personnel were trained. She stated further that the training would be continuous. Prof. Oladiji said that the Vice-Chancellor is very passionate and committed to training and re-training of all cadres of staff in the University while also commending the University security personnel for their keen interest in the training. Among topics discussed during the one-day

workshop were: “Discipline and disciplinary offences among security staff”, “Encroachment and illegal activities in the University land: Security measures”, and “Modern trends of preventing fire incidents in organisations”. The Vice-Chancellor also on Tuesday led a team of the University on a condolence visit to the State Security Service on the death of their Deputy Director, Mr. Christopher Abijogun. The team was received by the State SSS Director, Mr. Adakali Taminu, who thanked the University for their concern and support. Mr. Taminu pointed out that we will all be tested in life but that no one knows when their time would come. He commended Prof. Ambali who was represented by Prof. Fakunle. Also on Tuesday (May 27, 2014), a Professor of Medicine and Consultant Physician at the Medical Faculty, University of Istanbul, Turkey, Dr. Sarper M. Erdogan, visited the Vice-Chancellor in his office. Prof. Erdogan was in the University to deliver a public lecture and to seek collaboration between the University of Ilorin and his University in the area of Public Health.

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he Faculty of Physical Sciences last Wednesday (May 28, 2014) emerged the 2013/2014 Champions of the University of Ilorin ViceChancellor's Cup after defeating the Engine Boys of the Faculty of Engineering 4 – 1 on penalties as both sides failed to score during the 90 minutes of action. The team, which has been under the management of Dr. O. O. Ige of the Department of Geology and Mineral Sciences for the last ten years, won the VC Cup the second time in a row. It had earlier defeated the Faculties of Arts and Education in the quarter and semifinals respectively to qualify for the final match. Also in the Third place match, the Faculty of Education defeated the Faculty of Agriculture by two goals to one to claim the Bronze medal. In a chat with Unilorin Bulletin at the University Stadium, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Management Services), Prof. Yisa Fakunle, who represented the ViceChancellor, Professor AbdulGaniyu Ambali, said that the University is proud of the age-long competition and will continue to support its sustenance. ''It is an excellent idea and I am very happy; I am sure the Vice-Chancellor is delighted that we are able to sustain that tradition,'' Prof. Fakunle said. On the maintenance of the football pitch where the final of the 2012 West African University Games (WAUG) was played, the Director of Sport, University of Ilorin, Professor A. Adesoye, assured sport fans that the University management has always supported the

Sport Unit with the required manpower to maintain the field regularly. ''We have the manpower to maintain the field. We maintain the field regularly and the University has given us support in terms of manpower; we have grassmen, we have cutters and we have people who take care of the field,'' Prof. Adesoye said. Novelty activities such as Athletic events and free-styling with the ball also took place after the first half of the match. Mariam Otaru, who did the University proud during the Nigeria University Games (NUGA) at Obafemi Awolowo University earlier this year, participated in the novelty activities amongst other athletes. Also, Joel Kerimu Ikazuwagbe, a student of Human Kinetics Education, free-styled with the ball to the admiration of the spectators. Ikazuwagbe has been invited to the United Kingdom (UK) for the Global Children Conference, where he is expected to show his free styling abilities to children across the world. Among the dignitaries who accompanied the Deputy Vice-Chancellor to the match were the University Bursar Mr. Saka Yusuf; the University Librarian, Mr. Joseph Omoniyi; the Director of the Centre for Research, Development and In-House Training (CREDIT), Prof. Temidayo Oladiji; the Director of Sports, University of Ilorin, Prof. A.A. Adesoye; and the Chairman, University of Ilorin Sports Council, Prof. Donald Nzeh.


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The Chairman of the electoral body, Sulaimon Funsho, described the e-portal voting system as an innovation that affords students the opportunity to vote for their candidates of choice without necessarily having to leave the confines of their classrooms or hostel rooms. The system removed the cumbersome nature of students having to go and queue to be able to vote, thereby missing their lectures in the process. Before the election day, students were required to complete their voter's registration through the University portal. On election day, voting commenced at exactly 7.00a.m. and ended around 6.00p.m. At the end of the election, the ISEC Chairman, Sulaimon, announced the results at Lecture Theatre 1 in the presence of all the agents of the various aspirants, security men and campus journalists. Also present

during the announcement of the result were the Dean and Sub-Dean of Student Affairs, Prof. Abayomi Omotesho and Dr. Abdulraheem Yusuf respectively. According to the results announced by ISEC, Anifowoshe Titilope emerged the new Vice President, Main Campus, while Alabi Elizabeth became the Vice President, College of Health Sciences Campus. Also elected were Kadiri Kofoworola, General Secretary; Oseni Salmat, Assistant General Secretary; Oludowole Faith Oluwatomiwo, Financial Secretary; Bakare Hammed, Welfare Secretary, College of Health Sciences; and Mohammed Lawal, Welfare Secretary, Main Campus. Others are Ayinde Bashir, Sports Secretary; Adeniran Abdulkareem, Public Relations Officer; and Osarentin David, Social Secretary.

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he Dean of the Faculty of Education, Prof. Solomon Olorundare, has commended the efforts of Mr. Ikechukwu Unegbu, a youth corps member serving in the Department of Educational Technology, on his creativity in staging an art exhibition. The exhibition took place between May 19 and May 22, 2014 at the Auditorium Basement. Prof. Olorundare, who spoke while declaring the event open, described it as a mark of excellence. He said, “I believe what we have seen this morning are great expressions of art work and for our friend, Mr Unegbu, who is able to have done this excellent work on various formats, I think it is a mark of excellence; we want to congratulate you.” Also in his remarks, the Ag. Head of the Department of Educational Technology, Dr S. Onasanya, described the exhibition as “one of the best of its kind”. He said, “For quite a long time now, we have not had an exhibition by a youth corps member in this institution. The effort is commendable. Going through the exhibition items, I discover that they are great works of art, done under very creative mind and hard work. The artist is very resilient and hardworking; if not so, this kind of artwork will not have actually surfaced.” Dr. Onasanya added, “I just want to encourage other youth corps members that are coming on board that they can also perform creditably; it is not only the

area of arts but in whichever field they find themselves, they can actually put their footprint on the ground.” The artist, Mr. Ikechukwu Unegbu, an indigene of Anambra State, who studied Fine and Applied Arts at the Federal Polytechnic, Oko, said the aim of the exhibition was to convey messages and create awareness through the visual arts to the general public. While pointing out that Nigerians are beginning to see the value in art, Mr. Unegbu noted that the level of appreciation of arts in the country is unlike what is obtained in the western world. He said, “a lot of persons still have the mindset that arts is fetish; arts is not lucrative; arts is a lazy man's job.” The artist pointed out that Fine and Applied Arts, as a profession, should be repositioned to meet global demands as obtained in some developed countries. “But that is not to say that there are no good artists around,” he said. Mr. Unegbu said, “There are a lot of good artists but we are still struggling to make people to appreciate arts; this is why exhibitions are being organised so that people will now come, and know that art has evolved into a more aesthetic level. And the more the environment is beautiful, the more you see beautiful things, you become happy and the more you are happy, the person's life becomes prolonged and that is the title of this exhibition, “Life in Art”.

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he Ag. Director, Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies, University of Ilorin, Dr. M. A. Adedimeji, has charged the University of Ilorin Muslim Graduates Association (UNILOMGA) to key into the activities of the University as a part of the larger University of Ilorin Alumni Association. Dr. Adedimeji gave this charge last Thursday (May 29, 2014) at the maiden meeting of the group, which was held at Sanrab Mosque, Tanke, Ilorin. The don commended all those who attended the maiden meeting of the group for having the interest of the University and that of their fellow graduates at heart and charged the organisation to meet regularly and remain committed. He noted that the members should also be financially committed to the association within their means in order to achieve the objectives of the

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wo Medical students of the University of Ilorin College of Health Sciences, Faisol Oladosu and Oluwafemi Balogun, have created a medical website in conjunction with an Electrical Engineering graduate and lecturer at the University of Ado-Ekiti, Mr. Opeyemi Ajibola. The website, www.afrimedinfo.com, was unveiled on Friday, May 23, 2014 at the University Auditorium Basement. Speaking on the occasion, the Deputy ViceChancellor (Management Services), University of Ilorin, Prof. Y.M. Fakunle, observed that the new possibilities, which technological innovations have brought to mankind, constitute proofs and evidences that after-life is not as far-fetched as some people believe. Prof. Fakunle pointed out that the fact that human beings can create different and exclusive identities for billions of individuals across the world through their mobile phone numbers with consistent accuracy shows that there would be no case of mistaken identity in afterlife. The Professor of Internal Medicine commended the founders of the website for making health related information available to the general public and for connecting doctors, health practitioners and medical students on the African continent through their innovation. In his goodwill message, the Deputy ViceChancellor (RTI), Prof. F. A. Oladele, who was represented by the Head of the University of Ilorin Network Operations Centre (NOC), Engr. Hussein Akande, congratulated the founders of the website on their feat and tasked them to sustain the innovation. Prof. Oladele noted that the new website constitutes an invaluable resource in the health sector, and as such, it should be protected from the threat posed by potential hackers. Also speaking at the launch, the Director of the

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he 7th Quarterly Lecture of the University of Ilorin Muslim Community holds on Sunday, June 8, 2014 at the School of Preliminary Studies Auditorium, Fufu, by 10.00a.m. A statement made available to Unilorin Bulletin disclosed that the occasion would also be used to launch the Community's N100 million mosque projects appeal fund. According to the statement, Prof. Ishaq Lakin Akintola of the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos, who is also the Director, Muslim Right Concerns (MURIC), will deliver the Lecture on the topic, “Muslims, Where Are You Going?”

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Centre for International Education (CIE), University of Ilorin, Prof. O.A. Mokuolu, expressed his delight that two of his students, who are awaiting induction into the Medical Profession, have been instrumental to the materialization of a dream, which was conceived in the course of a lecture. The Professor of Child Health and Paediatrics noted that the website has a lot of potential in becoming a brand soon. He then urged the founders to live up to the challenge of combining currency and accuracy of information on the website such that visitors would be constantly updated with new, authentic and infallible information as often as they may pay the website a visit. In a message to the occasion, the Deputy Director, Corporate Affairs, University of Ilorin, Mr. Kunle Akogun, observed that the effort of the students was a testimony to the fact that the University is not just the best Nigerian University on the pages of newspapers but one whose achievements can be identified in terms of the strides of its management, staff and students. In his remarks, the President of the Ilorin University Medical Students Association (ILUMSA), Mr. Bernard Fatoye, said that the birth of www.afrimedinfo.com is an indication of the quality medical education which he and his colleagues are receiving from their lecturers at the College of Health Sciences. Speaking on behalf of his colleagues earlier, one of the inventors of the website, Faisol Oladosu, said that the website was “the product of multi-factorial motivations”, pointing out that the inventors wanted “to make something concrete out of the education” they received. He added that “we noticed that even educated people do not have basic health education and so we intend to build an online health education library, which can eventually earn some income.”

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, will be the Chairman/Chief Host, while the Secretary General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, will be the Special Guest of Honour. The statement added that the Chief Launchers at the event will be Alhaja Muinat Shagaya, Alhaji Abdulraheem Oladimeji, Mallam Yusuf O. Ali, SAN, Senator Gbemisola Saraki, Engr. Jani Ibrahim and Mr. R. A. Lawal-Rabana, SAN. Members of the Muslim Community and the general public are cordially invited.


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he Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, has commended the Centre for Linguistic Immersion on its commitment to the fulfillment of the objectives for which it was set up. Prof. Ambali made the commendation at a sendforth ceremony organised by the Centre for seven military cadets from the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, who just completed a six-week Arabic immersion programme. The Vice-Chancellor, who was represented on the occasion by the Registrar, Mr. Emmanuel Dada Obafemi, promised that the University would soon introduce the teaching of some African languages to complement the three foreign languages, English, French and Arabic, currently being taught at the Centre. Prof. Ambali added that the cadets must have gained a lot by coming to the University of Ilorin, saying that “when they go back they are going to tell their colleagues what they have seen in the University”. Commending the efforts of the Director of the Centre, Dr. (Mrs.) Elisabeth De Campos, for her commitment in organising the programme, the ViceChancellor commended the Faculty of Arts on the role it played in the immersion programme. In her goodwill message, the wife of the Vice-

Chancellor, Hajia Taiye Ambali, urged the cadets to be good ambassadors of the University. Responding on behalf of his colleagues, Cadet Officer Sanda Abdullah Makka, expressed appreciation to the University of Ilorin for hosting them, saying the University is unique for its discipline and academic excellence. Earlier in her address, the Director of the Centre, Dr (Mrs.) De Campos, noted that the NDA were the first set to undergo the Arabic immersion programme. Dr. De Campos expressed the hope that other organisations in the country, both private and public, would likewise take advantage of the Linguistic Immersion Programme in the University. The Director disclosed that German and Spanish may soon be introduced by the Centre. Among those who attended the send-forth programme were the Head of the Department of Arabic, Prof. Z.1. Oseni; the Deputy Director of the Centre for International Education, Dr. (Mrs.) Fawole; Dr. Lateef Onireti Ibraheem of the Advancement Centre; Professor Yahaya Imam of the Centre for Research, Development and In-House Training (CREDIT); and the Head of the Department of Languages at the Nigerian Defence Academy, Dr Ibrahim Abubakar Imam.

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carried out in cooperation with a European research institution. The fellowship is awarded for up to three years and covers salary, research, travel costs and administrative costs of up to €90,000. In addition to this, the applicant can apply for up to €25,000 to add a European postdoctoral fellow to the project, €10,000 to join an optional mentorship programme and €5,000 to be used for a preparatory meeting with the European partner. Closing Date: 27 June, 14 Contact name Annika Haverig Email haverig@volkswagenstiftun...Telephone +49 511 8381 237 Fax +49 511 8381 344 Address VolkswagenStiftung Kastanienallee 35 30519 Hannover Germany For further details visit: http://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/funding/internation al-focus/knowledge-for-tomorrow-cooperativeresearch-projects-in-sub-saharan-africa.html?L=1

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RECEIPTS Transcript Scroll Order of Proceeding Academic Gown Housing Loan Form Change of Course Clinic Registration Form Contractor Registration Form Staff I.D. Card T-Shirt Alumni Over Payment Institute of Education Application Form Total Receipts for the Period PAYMENT S: PAYMENT TO CONTRACTORS/SUPPLIERS : Wabsmart Global Concept Ltd Uniform & Materials to Security Unit Officio Electro Telecom Nig Ltd Supply of Sharp Photocopier Umez Machinery Nig Ltd Supply of Incubator & Fridge Golden Elisoft Log Tech. Ltd Car Tracking Security System Cummins West Africa Ltd Servicing of Generator Set Femi Akinbohin Engnr. Services Cleaning of Underground Tank Arnal International Nig Ltd Servicing of Senate Building Generator Set Exotic Properties Ltd . 50% Management Fees Bukmot Enterprises Ltd Production of I D Card Lanyards Infinitude Nig Ltd Retention Fees – Rehabilitation of Building Project Cost Consult Ltd Consultancy Serv.- Central Res. Laboratory Cosoft System Nig. Ltd Procurement of Bio-System Equipment Project Cost Consult Ltd Consultancy Services –Rehabilitation of Engineering Workshop Drugfield Pharm. Ltd Supply of Drugs Annie Pharm Ltd Supply of Drugs Messrs Swiss Pharm. Ltd Supply of Drugs Messrs Greenville Pharm. Ltd Supply of Drugs OTHER PAYMENTS : Various i.e Imprest ,DTAs ,Refund etc. Purchase Advance Prof.Abiodun A Adeloye Learned Conference Local Prof B L. Adeleke Visit to Cape P Uni versity of Technology South Africa Adedayo D. Animashaun Trip to India – Research Wo rkshop Jimoh A. Toyin Learned Conference Non Academic Mrs Rotimi T Bamidele Learned Conference Non Academic Mrs O.E. Obafemi Learned Conference Non Academic Rufai – Ahmad K. Staff Development Award - Academic Olalusi Kehinde Staff Development Award - Academic Prof A A Akande Learned Conference Local A A Abdullahi Student Field Trip Ibadan Electrical Distribution Co. Electric Bill for May,2014 Tijani Suleiman Learned Conference Non Academic Bashir O . Adams Workshop At Abuja Awogun S Burial Expenses Adefarakan Tajudeen Burial Expenses Total Payment s for the Period Signed A. S. YUSUF, FCA Bursar

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GOOD GRAMMAR Don't say/write: TheVice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin was present at the occasion. Say/ write: The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin was present on the occasion. Don't say/ write: I live in a city where primary school children disvirgin themselves on Valentine’s Day. Say/write:I live in a city where primary school children deflower one another on Valentine’s Day. Don't say/ write: Locusts wreck havoc on our cassava plantation every year. Say/write: Locusts wreak havoc on our cassava plantation every year. Don't say/ write: It is your lose if your dress is not loose and you loose out. Say/write:It is your loss if your dress is not loose and you lose out.

Hale & Hearty Myths And Facts About Weight Loss (3) Myth: Small changes in your habits can add up to big weight loss. Fact: An example of this concept is that if you burn an extra 100 calories a day by walking a mile, you will supposedly lose more than 50 pounds over a 5-year period. Actually, you'd only lose about 10 pounds because your body adapts to the change and your calorie requirements drop. Small changes are a good way to start, but their results have been overpromised.

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While delivering a lecture at the opening of the Bodija Muslim Community Mosque in Ibadan, the Chief Imam of the University of Ilorin Mosque, Prof. A.G.A.S. Oladosu, has condemned the kidnapping of Chibok schoolgirls by Boko Haram and their alleged forceful conversion to Islam (The Nation, Saturday, May 24, 2014, front page; Also on Radio Nigeria Network News, 7.00 a.m, same date) While speaking at the official flag- off of oil palm plantation and the distribution of PC tablets to students of the University of Ilorin, the Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, has applauded the stable academic calendar of the University while urging other universities in the country to emulate the institution. (‘UNILORIN Floats Oil-palm Plantation to Improve Revenue', Leadership, Sunday, May 25, 2014, p.62; See also, 'Giant strides-Accolades as UNILORIN diversifies', Daily Sun, Monday, May 26, 2014, pp.29, 34 and 36; ‘UNILORIN: Boosting the nation’s economy through oil palm plantation, Nigerian Pilot, Wednesday, May 28, 2014, p.42) The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, has congratulated his counterpart at the Kwara State University, Malete, Prof. AbdulRasheed Na'Allah, on his reappointment for another term of five years. ('Unilorin VC congratulates KWASU counterpart on re-appointment', The Herald, Monday, May 26, 2014, p.6) The Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Ilorin, Prof. A. S. Olorundare, has described the death of Prof. Shehu Jimoh, as a great loss to the nation's education system. ('Late Prof. Shehu Jimoh was an intellectual giantUnilorin Dean', The Herald, Monday, May 26, 2014, p.3; See also, 'Kwara Poly: Shehu Jimoh's interim successor unveiled', National Pilot, Monday, May 26, 2014, p.2; 'Goodnight Professor Shehu Jimoh', National Pilot, Monday, May 26, 2014, p.6; 'Professor Shehu Jimoh, exit of an academia par excellence', National Pilot, Monday, May 26, 2014, p.20; 'Shehu Jimoh's death, a blessing-Danborno', The Herald, Sunday, May 25, 2014,p.4; 'And the advocate of continuity goes home', The Herald, Monday, May 26, 2014, p.9) th While delivering the 147 Inaugural Lecture of the University of Ilorin, entitled ''Theory into practice: Beyond Surface Curriculum in Science'', Prof.

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Adekunle Solomon Olorundare of the Faculty of Education has urged the Federal Government to establish a research institute which will be in charge of the improvement of teaching and learning science at all levels of education. ('Don calls for establishment of science research institute', The Herald, Monday, May 26, 2014, p.16; See also, 'Don calls for establishment of institute of science education research', National Pilot, Monday May 26, 2014, p.23; 'Why education is in comatose-Olorundare', The Herald, Monday, May 26, 2014, p.2; 'Don seeks better remuneration for teachers', Daily Independent, Wednesday, May 28, 2014, p.47) Ali Toyin Abdul of the University of Ilorin has written on the recent election conducted by the Law Students Association of the institution. ('Unilorin Law Faculty goes to poll', National Pilot', Monday, May 26, 2014, p.23) Dr. Oluwayemisi Deborah Adegboye of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital has presented five books authored by her to the general public. ('Medical expert presents book to public', The Herald, Monday, May 26, 2014, p.19) Photographs of the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the governing council of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Chukuma Okonjo, planting an Oil palm seedling, that of he Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of Economy, Dr, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala and the Secretary to the Kwara State Government, Alhaji Isiaka Gold, unveiling the PC Tablets for distribution to students at the University of Ilorin, as well as that of the Secretary to the Kwara State Government, Alhaji Isiaka Gold, presenting a PC Tablet to one the beneficiaries at the University of Ilorin, and that of the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, planting an oil palm seedling at the institution’s oil palm plantation site have been published, ('Daily Sun, Monday, May 26, 2014, pp.34 and 36; See also, 'National Pilot, Monday, May 26, 2014, p.23 ) A news paper columnist, Oluwakemi Elizabeth, has commended the University of Ilorin for its uninterrupted academic calendar. ('Varsity girls and unplanned pregnancies', Nigerian Pilot, Monday, May 26, 2014, p.26) While receiving members of the accreditation panel from the Computer Professionals Registration Council in his office, the Vice-Chancellor of the


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University of Ilorin, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, has disclosed that his institution is open to assessment of its claims on standards by any professional body. ('UNILORIN open to honest assessment, says VC', New Telegraph, Tuesday, May 27, 2014, p.11; See also, ‘Our target is to meet Europe, US varsities in standard - UNILORIN VC’, Nigerian Pilot, Wednesday, May 28, 2014, p.22) Ø The Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) is to build an Engineering Research Centre at the University of Ilorin. (‘NLNG to build research centre...as 18 lecturers win TETFUND grants’, Nigerian Pilot, Wednesday, May 28, 2014, p.24) Ø The University of Ilorin has won the first position at the 6th National Mathematics Competition for University Students (NAMCUS). (‘Ilorin Varsity emerges winner of 2014 National Mathematics contest’, National Pilot, Wednesday, May 28, 2014, p.26) Ø Hammed Muritala of the University of Ilorin has written on the institution’s Students’ Union election. ('Frenzy as UNILORIN students elect officers', New Telegraph, Wednesday, May 28, 2014, p.28) Ø A photograph of some of the students of the University of Ilorin at the student's manifestation night has been published. (New Telegraph, Wednesday, May 28, 2014, p.28) Ø Wale Bakare of the University of Ilorin has written on the one week celebration of the graduating sets of the 2013/2014 academic session of the institution. ('Graduating students hold valedictory in style', New Telegraph, Wednesday, May 28, 2014, p.29) Ø A photograph of some students of the University of Ilorin in various funny attires has been published. (New Telegraph, Wednesday, May 28, 2014, p.29) Ø Three undergraduate students of the University of Ilorin and a commercial driver have escaped death in a car crash. ('Three students, one other cheat death in Unilorin auto crash', The Herald, Wednesday, May 28, 2014, p.8; See also '3 Unilorin Undergraduate escape death', Blueprint, Wednesday, May 28, 2014, p.10) Ø In his column, 'EDUPEACE', the Ag Director, Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies, University of Ilorin, Dr. Mahfouz Adedimeji, has urged parents to carry out their responsibilities as parents so that the nation and the whole world would be better. ('Apathy of duty', New Telegraph, Wednesday, May 28, 2014, p.30) Ø The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, has emerged one of the

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20 best Vice-Chancellors and Rectors of Integrity in Nigeria tertiary institution. ('UNILORIN'S GIANT STRIDES UNDER AMBALI', The Nation, Thursday, May 29, 2014, p. A6) Ø A 400 level student of Mass Communication Department of the University of Ilorin, Azeezat Sanni, has written on the abduction of over 200 female students of the Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State. ('Our girls must come back alive', The Nation, Thursday, May 29, 2014, p.4) Ø An alumnus of the University of Ilorin and the Senior Special Assistant to the Kwara State Governor on Information and Technology, Mr. Hamza Usman, has donated a Light Emitting Diode (LED) outdoor display unit worth N5 million to his alma mater. (‘Ex-student donates N5m worth equipment to Ilorin varsity, Nigerian Pilot, Wednesday, May 28, 2014, p.21; See also, 'Governor's aide lights up UNILORIN', The Nation, Thursday, May 29, 2014, p.45) Ø While speaking at the art exhibition recently held at the University of Ilorin,, the Dean of the Faculty of Education, University of Ilorin, Prof. Solomon Olorundare, has lauded the efforts of Mr. Ikechuku Unegbu, a youth corps member serving in the Department of Educational Technology of the institution. ('Exhibition: Dean applauds corps member', The Herald, Friday, May 30, 2014, p.13) Ø An Ilorin Upper Area Court has remanded an Ilorin based musician at the Federal Prisons, Oke-kura, Ilorin, for allegedly assaulting an undergraduate student of the University of Ilorin, Miss. Aleem Suliyat. ('Musician, wife remanded in prison for assault', The Herald, Wednesday, May 28, 2014, p.18; See also, 'Court remands musician for assaulting undergraduate', The Herald, Friday, May 30, 2014,p.18) Ø In his weekly column, the Ag. Director of the Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies, Dr Mahfouz Adedimeji, has reflected on the recent meeting hosted by the former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, which focused on the negotiations towards freeing the Chibok school girls abducted by the Boko Haram insurgents since April 14, 2014. ('Bring Back Our Girls: Obasanjo's intervention', Daily Newswatch, Friday, May 30, 2014, Back page) 11


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ame, they say, reflects one's personality – Oruko lo n roni. Name gives a sense of personal identity and uniqueness. Name affects the future character and life of a baby. Name is the symbol of what a person or something reflects in traits and qualities. It is what a person or something stands for and stands by. Indeed, people are judged on their names. Names are important. They contain meaning. They define who we are. Perhaps that is why the Bible says: “A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.” To me as a communicator, slogans are more or less representational names. Slogans play a critical role in demystifying a company's core purpose. Hence slogans advertise, in a subtle way, what the organisation's objectives are to its potential and current customers, and create brand differentiation in the customer's mind. This identity enhances brand recognition, recall and creates favorable associations for the brand. This is what our slogan – Better By Far - is doing for us. It is more than an ordinary name. It is a phrasal name that defines what we are; what we stand for; what our destiny is. It is not an empty phrasal name; it contains symbolic and spiritual meanings that influence our actions and life as an entity. When it was ingeniously adapted from the unforgettable Professor Olorunfemi's Inaugural Lecture by the then visionary management of the University, I presume that hardly would the management be doubly sure that the name will define our identity and destiny as it is doing now. Out of envy, our colleagues and competitors argue over the unique personality and claim of being better by far that our catch phrase – our phrasal name – represents and protrudes. My visit to one of the premier universities in Nigeria last week confirmed to me that we are not only the toast of the nation; we are also the cynosure of colleagues and competitors who argue over our personality and destiny. To end this piece, let me share with you part of the discussion I eavesdropped at the staff club of the premier university over our claims and destiny. Don A: Our Government's excuse for its failure to provide the necessary direction and support to make Nigerian Universities attain enviable position in the ranking order of the World Universities is always that Nigerian Universities and their dons are not innovative Don B: I think they have a point. The only University I know to be an exception is the University of Ilorin. Don C: Oh Prof! And you want to tell me that Unilorin is a University. A University they say is a garrison. Don B: You see! You have expressed a sentiment of envy and l l

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baseless bias which is absolutely an antithesis of what academic integrity stands for. Unilorin, to me, is indeed the best university today in Nigeria Don A: Why can't you move to the University? Don B: I am actually contemplating doing that. Don A: If I may ask, what makes the University better or best as you have evaluated it? Convince me that their shout about being better by far is not just an empty publicity and hype Don B: Prof. There are just too many innovations and uniqueness that make the University distinct. The University's slogan truly reflects what it is. Don C: Is it because the Coordinating Minister of Economy and Minister of Finance paid a celebrity visit to the University? Don B: Whether you call the visit a celebrity, ministerial or inaugural visit, the University deserved it. It was a visit that confirmed the University as the best in Nigeria of today. You all know that our University used to have the highest number of JAMB candidates for the past ten years or more, but this year, Unilorin has taken our position. It is a demonstration of a fact that it is now the most sought- after University in Nigeria. Have we ever reflected on that? Don C: Oh! Is it because it is now the most sought- after University in Nigeria that makes it the best? That is a baseless and frivolous criterion for evaluating a University. Don B: Not only that one of course. It is just essentially because it is only the University today in Nigeria with the greatest power of initiative for innovations. It is a trailblazer. It sets paces in innovations, integrity, dignity, passion and vision. Don A: How do you define your dignity? Is it because its staff have been cowed and suppressed to the point that they have lost their activism of intellectuals? Don B: Prof. I don't know what you mean by activism of intellectuals. If what you mean by that is going on unnecessary strike incessantly, then I agree with you, they have lost it, but I think what they have that is superior to your activism of intellectuals which not many other universities have is decorum of sagacious intellectuals. Not joining us in our selfishly defined strikes for the last 15 years or more shows that the University has a vision and collegiate commonsense and camaraderie that sustain harmonious relations for attaining its vision in an atmosphere of peace and understanding. We need to learn from this University. Don C: Are you actually promoting the University on the basis of intellectual perversion? I am disappointed in you. Don B: That is far from it. I am just expressing objective evaluation of the University that has earned good reputation for peace, calm, beauty, and serious learning. This is an echo of the evaluation of the Minister of Finance when she visited the University. You did not even care to know why she visited the University. Don A: Keep that to yourself. You did your sabbatical in the University and I give it to you that you will know better whether or not the University's catch phrase reflects its true personality.

If you are severely scared of going to the dentist or having dental work, you may actually have a phobia called odontophobia. Almonds are members of the rose flower family or rosaceae family. The peach is also a member of the rose family.

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