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

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Again, N'Assembly hails Unilorin's giant strides Highlights

Sen. Chukwumerije and Prof. Ambali during the visit to the University last Saturday

By Olusegun Mokuolu arely four weeks after the House of Representatives Committee on Education showered encomiums on the University of Ilorin for its academic excellence and efficient system of administration, the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly, the Senate, has also expressed similar sentiments, describing the University's feat of stable academic calendar as ” a very impressive record”. Members of the Senate Committee on Education, led by its Chairman, Senator Uche

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Unilorin student wins national essay competition Oladosu appreciates guests, staff on conference Akanbi tasks Unilorin centres on peace building Invitation for Prequalification of contractors for projects at the University Abikan eulogises student poets Shittu's daughter weds + Money Matters; Good Grammar; Unilorin in the News

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Chukwumerije, gave the kudos last Saturday (June 1, 2013) when they visited the University as part of their oversight tour of federal institutions of higher learning in Kwara State. Senator Chukwumerije commended the University for maintaining a stable academic calendar for over ten years, noting that it is a great achievement for any University in Nigeria to maintain such academic excellence despite the prevailing challenges. (Contd. on page 3)

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he Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, has noted that one of the major challenges facing Nigeria today is the need for peaceful co-existence among her citizens and urged governments at all levels to prioritize security and make the country an abode of peace for all and sundry. Prof. Ambali, who made this observation while declaring open the first National Conference of the Centre for Ilorin Studies (CILS) last Monday (May 27, 2013), said the conference, themed “Ilorin: History, Culture and Lessons of Peaceful Co-existence”, was timely as it “focuses on issues that would ultimately gear us towards peaceful co-existence in Nigeria.” (Contd. on page 4) EDITORIAL BOARD

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Management Services), Prof. Y. M. Fakunle presenting the Vice-Chancellor's opening remarks at the conference

Dr. M. A. Adedimeji (Chairman), Dr. S. B. Olajide, Dr. L. A. Azeez, Mrs. F. R. Aliyu-Ibrahim, Mrs. R. A. Adimula, K. I. Akogun (Secretary)


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VISIT OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION TO THE UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN

The VC, Prof. Ambali welcoming Sen. Uche Chukwumerije, Chairman of the Committee, to the University, while the DVCs, Prof. Lawal and Prof. Fakunle, watch

L-R: Sen. Olusola Adeyeye, Vice-Chairman of the Committee; Sen. Abubakar Atiku Bagudu and Sen. Pius Ewherido during the visit

The Vice-Chancellor (second left) leading the visitors to the University Council Chamber

The Clerk of the Committee, Mr. Felix Orumwense, the Deputy Clerk, Mr. Ahmed Hassan Lawal and Ms Paulen Ogwakhagemhe

L-R: The Director, Centre for Ilorin Studies, Prof. A.G.A.S Oladosu; the lead paper presenter, Prof. D.O.S. Noibi; and the Chairman of the opening ceremony, Hon. Justice S.M.A. Belgore at the conference

Group photograph of participants at the conference

The keynote speaker, Hon. Justice Mustapha Akanbi (Rtd), making his presentation at the conference

The second lead paper presenter, Prof. Albert, making his presentation at the conference

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Senate Education Committee commends Unilorin (Contd. from front page) He said that members of the Committee were very impressed with the well “manicured” premises and serene environment of the University campus, pointing out that the University is the cleanest of all the universities the Committee had so far visited in the country. Senator Chukwumerije said, “Your academic stability is a great feat and you should be a model to all universities in Nigeria. Our visit is for mutual partnership. We are here to see how public funds appropriated are being used. We come here in a spirit of partner in progress. We are committed to the national challenge of improving education in the country. We implore you to keep up the spirit of healthy competition.” Also commending the University, the Committee's Vice Chairman, Senator. Olusola Adeyeye, applauded the aesthetics of the campus. He stated further that the University would be able to attract more funds given its serene environment. The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, in his welcome remarks, told the visiting senators that though the University is a second generation University, it has overtaken some of the first generation universities. Prof. Ambali said that the University has not recorded any industrial unrest or student riot in the last 10 years, accounting largely for its stable academic calendar. He said this is not because there is no occasional

disagreement between management and staff but that the University has put adequate mechanisms in place for solving all differences amicably. The Vice-Chancellor disclosed that the University has always strived for excellence in all spheres of its endeavours, pointing out that it is well known for not having any abandoned project. Disclosing that Unilorin has partners all over the world, Prof. Ambali said, “We have made our mark in excellence and have signed several MoUs with universities and institutions across the world in the area of research, students and staff exchange.” Other members of the Senate Committee on the visit are Senator Pius Ewherido and Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu. With the Vice-Chancellor to receive the visitors were the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Prof. R. B. Lawal; the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Management Services), Prof. Y. M. Fakunle; the Provost, College of Health Sciences, Prof. B. O. Omotosho; the University Librarian, Dr. J. O. Omoniyi; Deans of Faculties and Directors of various Units. It will be recalled that on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, members of the House of Representatives, who visited the University for a similar oversight function, also spoke glowingly of Unilorin's accomplishments in the areas of academic excellence, efficient system of administration, beautiful environment, infrastructural development and high ranking among universities in the world.

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400 level student of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, University of Ilorin, Jimoh Ibrahim, has won a national essay competition organised by a Lagos- based non-Governmental Organisation. Mr. Ibrahim’s essay was adjudged the best by a team of experts and professionals at a ceremony held

recently at the 1004 Estate Victoria Island, Lagos. It is the third consecutive time that University of Ilorin students would top the national essay competition, which involves scores of participants from various Nigerian universities, having been won earlier by Akinde Hafiz in 2011, Muhammed Abdullahi in 2012 and now Jimoh Ibrahim in 2013.

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he Director of the Centre for Ilorin Studies, University of Ilorin, Prof. A.G.A.S Oladosu, has thanked the management and staff of the University for their support and contributions towards making the first national conference of the Centre a stunning success. According to a statement by Prof. Oladosu, a copy of which was made available to Unilorin Bulletin, the Centre expressed its gratitude to the Chairman of the

opening ceremony, Hon. Justice S. M. A. Belgore; the keynote speaker, Hon.Justice Mustapha Akanbi; the lead paper presenters, Prof. Dawud O. S. Noibi and Prof. Isaac Albert for their important roles in the conference. While thanking the Principal Officers, Deans, Directors, staff, paper presenters and members of his Central Organising Committee, Prof. Oladosu prayed that Allah reward all abundantly and continue to support everyone in their positive endeavours.

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Ambali recommends ‘Ilorin Peace Model’ for Nigeria

(Contd. from front page)

In his address, entitled “New Heights” and read on his behalf by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Management Services), Prof. Y. M. Fakunle, the ViceChancellor said, “As we are all products of history with all of us groomed and influenced by one culture or the other, it is understandable that a reflection on our historical and cultural antecedents would get us better prepared for the challenges ahead.” Prof. Ambali, however, noted that Ilorin has commended itself as a good example of how cultural plurality and linguistic diversity can be translated to a formidable socio-political system that fosters peace and tranquility, pointing out that “one thing Ilorin prides itself over is being a home to all as everyone realises that peace is the characteristic of the historic city.” He said that for many years, Ilorin has provided a veritable platform for people of diverse religious and cultural backgrounds to co-exist in an atmosphere of mutual respect and understanding, stressing that “there is no doubt that other cities and the country at large have abundant lessons to learn from Ilorin in terms of security, stability and social cohesion.” The Vice-Chancellor noted that the establishment of the Centre for Ilorin Studies by the University was predicated on the need to fill a vacuum and place Ilorin on new heights as the famous “city of scholars” so that researchers from all over the world can be academically inspired by it to advance development. “In this regard, among other things, the Centre is interested in the works of scholars, both historical and contemporary, whose ideas have benefitted humanity”, Prof. Ambali said, adding that “as such, the Centre is interested in the works and manuscripts of the triad of scholars of Ilorin origin, scholars resident or active in Ilorin and scholars whose works focus on Ilorin one way or the other all over the world.” The Vice-Chancellor explained that the work of the Centre is particularly “crucial now that many places where people had been living harmoniously in the years past are becoming volatile with the forces of politics and economy making people forget that we all share common ancestry.”

Prof. Ambali therefore commended the organisers of the conference, which he said is “relevant to governments, organisations and individuals through highlighting aspects of Ilorin history, heritage, culture and practices as models of harmonious co-existence.” In his welcome address, the Director, Centre for Ilorin Studies, Prof. A. G. A. S. Oladosu, disclosed that the Centre was established during the 2010/2011 academic session with specific mandate to acquire Ilorin Emirate-related manuscripts and publications in Arabic and other languages as well as organise lectures, conferences and workshops on issues of development. Prof. Oladosu said the ultimate goal of the Centre is to preserve the materials and to immortalise their authors. Among those who attended the conference opening ceremony were a former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Alfa Belgore, who was the Chairman of the occasion; the former Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC), Justice Mustapha Akanbi, who was the keynote speaker; the Executive Secretary of the Muslim Ummah of South West Nigeria (MUSWEN), Prof. Dawud O. S. Noibi, and the Director, Peace and Conflict Studies Programme, Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, Prof. Isaac Olawale Albert, both of who presented the lead papers. Also in attendance were the Grand Khadi of Kwara State, Hon. Justice Idfris Haroun; Justice S. O Muhammed, Justice Umar Kalgo, Justice Dahiru Saleh, the Mogaji Oju Ekun of Ilorin, the Waziri and Chief Imam of Auchi, Prof. Z. I. Oseni; Alhaji Saad Ayinda, Senator Ayinde Olomoda, the Majority Leader of the Kwara State House of Assembly, Hon. Saadu Yusuf. Others were former Vice-Chancellors of Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, and the Fountain University, Osogbo Professors R. D. Abubakre, and O. B. Oloyede , respectively; the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Prof. R. B. Lawal; the Registrar, Mr. E. D. Obafemi; the University Librarian, Dr. J. O. Omoniyi; Prof. N. Y. S. Ijaiya, Prof. O. E.Abdullahi and Prof. Badmas Lanre Yusuf. A major highlight of the occasion was the entertainment of the guests by two Ilorin musicians, Alhaji JaigbadeAlao andAlhaja Ruqayat Batimoluwasi.

University School, University of Ilorin 2013/2014 Session Admission Exercise! Admission Form: N700.00 (available in the school) Entrance Examination Dates: Tuesday, July 9; Tuesday August 20; and Thursday, September 26, 2013 Time: 9.00 a.m. Venue: University School, Unilorin Permanent Site, Ilorin Signed Headmistress

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Akanbi tasks Unilorin centres on peace building By Olusegun Mokuolu

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former Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), Justice Mustapha Akanbi (Rtd.), has called on the Centre for Ilorin Studies and the Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies, both of the University of Ilorin, to work together to promote peaceful co-existence in Ilorin further. Justice Akanbi gave this charge in a keynote address he delivered last Monday (May 27, 2013) at the first national conference organised by the Centre for Ilorin Studies (CILS) with the theme “Ilorin: History, Culture and Lessons of Peaceful Co-existence.” The retired jurist said that the two centres can work together to ensure that Ilorin remains a shining example in harmonious co-existence of people from diverse backgrounds. He added that many people prefer to work and retire in Ilorin because it's “a land of peace and glory.” Justice Akanbi said, “By nature, Ilorin people are not aggressive or war mongers. They are very accommodating and peace-loving and would only react if they are provoked. During the political crisis which enveloped the North in the 1960s and even when the Western crisis almost tore the West apart, Ilorin remained peaceful and calm and had always played host to those that came to seek refuge in a peaceful environment.” The keynote speaker explained that the liberal, tolerant and fair-minded attributes of Ilorin people go back to antiquity, submitting that the people of Ilorin are convinced that since their forebears had no cause to spew hatred among other ethno-religious groups, they should equally bend over backwards to pursue peaceful coexistence within the city. However, in his lead paper at the event, the Director, Peace and Conflict Studies Programme, Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, Prof. Isaac Olawale Albert, observed that the peaceful coexistence, which Ilorin is known for, is being threatened and urgent steps are needed to address the issue. In the lecture, entitled “Rethinking Peaceful Coexistence in a Multicultural Setting”, Prof. Albert warned that the failed efforts of the Action Group to bring Ilorin Emirate under Western Nigeria during the First Republic, the recent call for a Yoruba Oba in Ilorin and the growing tension between Christians and Muslims in the town are warning signs that Ilorin is still a work in progress. He said that the third-party role of the Oodua People's Congress (OPC) in the conflict between the late Dr. Olushola Saraki and late Governor Muhammad Lawal of Kwara State was an indication that the peace in Ilorin must be well managed.

Prof. Albert explained that the events were significant for students of strategic studies, noting that they are seeds of future discords, “which if not well managed could emerge one day as a serious crisis situation.” He stressed that these problems are better understood by the traditional leadership of Ilorin and should be dealt with as they could snowball into bigger problems in the future. The erudite don urged policy makers to be guided by the lesson of history, noting that the Jos and the Tafawa Balewa crises started in little ways. “A manifestation of this problem is the occasional reports read in the dailies about the frictions between the Christians and Muslims in the town. The problem should be given better attention and prevented from assuming a crisis dimension. The Christian and Muslim religions must find a better way of coexistence in the city of Ilorin,” Prof.Albert counseled. He cautioned that the best solution to the social issues in Ilorin is the one that comes from the Ilorin people themselves. He then called on the Kwara State government and local government councils in Ilorin to invest in programmes that promote regular dialogue. In another paper, entitled “Ethno-Religious Plurality and Harmonious Co-existence in Nigeria: The Ilorin Experience”, the Executive Secretary of the Muslim Ummah of South West Nigeria (MUSWEN), Prof. Dawud O. S. Noibi, observed that the increase in the occurrences of conflicts over the past three decades is clearly observable and worrying. He said, “Mutual understanding and harmonious co-existence in any human community is essential if we are to preserve pristine and universal human values. These are values intended to achieve holistic goals namely: preservation of life, property, intellect, honour and faith (or appropriate relations with the Creator). These goals are particularly violated where ethnoreligious unrest exists, the likes of which we have witnessed in our country over the past decades.” According to Prof. Noibi, the current spate of violence and unrest in the country belies our long history of harmonious living despite ethnic and religious diversity. He however noted that the enviable position of Ilorin as an economically buoyant city in the pre- and post-colonial era cannot be ignored, saying, “There is much more that the nation can learn from the rich experience of Ilorin for peaceful co-existence among people of diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds.”

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INVITATION FOR PREQUALIFICATION OF CONTRACTORS FOR PROJECTS AT THE UNIVERSITY The University of Ilorin intends to engage in the construction of the following projects on its campuses in Ilorin:1. Central Research Laboratories Lot 36A (TETFund SIP) 2. External Works to Central Research Laboratories Lot 36B. (TETFund SIP) 3. ResidentialAccommodation for Central Research Laboratories Lot 36C (TETFund SIP) 4. 600 Seater Lecture theatre for Faculty ofAgriculture 5. 600 Seater Lecture theatre for College of Health Sciences 6. 600 Seater Lecture theatre for Faculty of Communication and Information Sciences 7. 600 Seater Lecture theatre for Faculty of Law 8. 300 Seater Lecture theatre for Faculty of Veterinary Medicine 9. Rehabilitation of Faculty Buildings 10. Procurement, Installation and Commissioning of Equipment for Programme Upgrade in Bio Systems and Agricultural Engineering Phase III. (LOT 21(Tetfund SIP) 11. Renovation of Two number Classrooms. (TETFund SIP) 12. Renovation of Business Hall/Classrooms. (TETFund SIP) 13. Renovation ofAdministrative Block of Business School (TETFund SIP) 14. Renovation of 4 Number Classrooms (TETFund SIP) 15. Construction of Internal roads and parkingArea for Business School Complex (TETFund SIP) 16. External Electrical Installation of a Substation and H.T Distribution for Business School (TETFund SIP) Interested reputable contractors are hereby invited to submit pre-qualification documents. The pre-qualification Bid documents should include the following:(i) Company's Tax Clearance for the last three (3) years (ii) Evidence of Company Registration with CorporateAffairs Commission (iii) Evidence of registration with Federal Ministry of Works in Category “D� (iv) ValueAdded Tax Certificate (VAT Certificate) (v) Evidence of remittance of pension contribution of employees to PENCOM in line with section 16, subsection 8 (iv) of the ProcurementAct (vi) Verifiable list of similar and other jobs successfully executed with their locations, together with letters of Awards and Certificates of Job Completion (vii) Company's financial details and audited accounts for the last three years (viii) Verifiable list of plants/machinery with years of manufacture and locations of the equipment to be used in the project. Please state whether the items of equipment are on lease, hired or owned by the company with evidence of purchase where applicable. (ix) List of key staff who will execute the project with their Curricular Vitae and relevant positions. (x) Evidence of compliance with the provisions of the Industrial Training FundAmendment Act 2011 in respect of contribution to the fund where applicable; (xi) An affidavit disclosing whether or not any officer of the relevant committees of the University of Ilorin or the Bureau of Public Procurement is a former or present director, shareholder or has any pecuniary interest in the bidding company, and confirming that all the information it presented in its bid are true and correct in all particulars. (xii) Evidence of financial capability and banking support (xiii) Sworn Affidavit in respect of non-affiliation to any staff of the University and that no director of the company is bankrupt (xiv) Short listed Contractors should note that they would be required to submit bid security in value of 2% of their quoted figure along with their financial bids.

TENDER PROCEDURE Interested Contractors are required to pay a sum of fifty Thousand Naira (N50,000:00) for each project 1,3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 Thirty Thousand Naira (N30,000:00) for projects 2, and 8 to 16 in Bank Draft raised in favour of University of Ilorin as documentation fee. The drafts should be paid to the Bursary Department of the University where receipts would be issued.

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All submissions in sealed envelopes should be delivered to the address below not later than 12.00 noon, on Monday 24th June, 2013. The envelopes should be clearly marked at the top-right-hand corner with the name of the project. Pre-qualification submissions will be opened at the Auditorium Basement, University of Ilorin at 2.00p.m. the same day the advertisement closes. The Registrar, University of Ilorin, P. M. B. 1515, Ilorin Note: i. The University reserves the right to reject any or all the pre-qualification packages; ii. Failure to comply with any of the above instructions or provide any of the listed documents may automatically result in disqualification. Emmanuel Dada OBAFEMI Registrar

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Abikan eulogises student poets By Mubarak Oladosu

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he Acting Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Ilorin, Dr. Ibrahim A. Abikan, has extolled the creative efforts of four students of the University and a student of the University of Ibadan, Akinde Abdulhafiz, Bello AbdulLateef, Jimoh Ibrahim, Muhammed Abdullahi and Otegbola Rasheed, who made a public presentation of their joint collection of poetry, entitled “Reflections of the Sojourners,” on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at the University of Ilorin Engineering Lecture Theatre. Dr. Abikan, who reviewed the book at the event, described the collection as “a good effort, which made use of different forms and literary devices in which rhyme is the mainstay”, adding that “some of the poems are narrative in nature, use of proverbs is common to many poems and vivid imageries aimed at moral lessons are employed in the poems.” The acting Dean also commended the authors for their entrepreneurial skills, which he described as a “do it yourself approach” as one of the poets founded the firm which published the work and another handled the design.

In his own speech, the Chairman of the occasion, Dr. Mahfouz A. Adedimeji, encouraged students to read wide, noting that an illustrious writing career always begins with extensive reading. Dr. Adedimeji, whose two poetry collections were acknowledged to have inspired the poets, stressed that it is what one writes that one is remembered for. He also admonished Muslim men to inculcate the virtue of caring for women, which he noted is a religious virtue. The don demonstrated his admonition by buying a copy of the book for each of the over 60 female guests at the book presentation on behalf of his wife and daughters, a step he said he took to emulate his mentor. In his speech, the publisher, Mr. AbulLateef Bello, noted that one of the impetus for their effort is the practical dimension to education which they have. The presentation was attended by Dr. Adeniyi Aremu, Dr. Ibrahim Jawondo, Mr. Ajijolakewu, students of the University of Ilorin, Kwara State University and Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, among others.

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2012/2013 Budget: Commitment to Votes

his is to inform all Principal Officers and Heads of Departments/Units that the University Financial Year for 2012/2013 ends on 30th June, 2013. th All commitments to Recurrent Votes for the year will therefore stop on 14 June, 2013. You will please ensure that all th Local Purchase Orders (L.P.Os.) and other requests get to Bursary Department on or before 14 June, 2013. Thank you Signed B. O. Badmus For: Bursar

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his is to inform all Heads of Departments that 2012/2013 imprests are due for retirement on or before Friday 14th June, 2013. Kindly endeavour to retire the imprests on the specified date to avoid any embarrassment to the imprest holders whose salaries may be withheld until their imprests are retired. Procedure for Retirement (i) Submit the imprest book together with all receipts supporting the expenditure at the InternalAudit Office. (ii) You will raise a retirement of imprest voucher for the total of your expenditure i.e. the Total value of the original imprest approved for you. (iii)You will collect the Retirement Journal from the Budget & Expenditure Unit. (iv)The Journal shall be attached to the new application for imprest in the new financial year. You may apply to the Bursar for a fresh imprest in the first week of July, 2013. Signed B. O. Badmus For: Bursar

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SUMMARY OF RECEIPTS & PAYMENTS FOR THE PERIOD 23 to 30th May 2013 RECEIPTS Academic Transcript Scroll Order of Proceedings Academic Gown Change of Course Housing Loan Form Payslip Printout Clinic Registration Rent of Quarters Student I.D. Card T/Shirt Staff I.D Card Subvention grants inflow from CBN for May 2013 Total Receipts for the Period PAYMENT: Payment to Contractors/Suppliers: Topmark System Upgrading of structure pay Arnal Servicing of Radio Generator Alh Abdulkadir & Sons Rehabilitation of Unilorin Sec. School ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, Manna Construction ,, ,, ,, ,, Habsafhad Nig. Ltd ,, ,, ,, ,, Westfield Global Construction ,, ,, ,, ,, Faiida Engr Services Drilling of borehole Rastag Global Services Rehabilitation of Unilorin Sec. School Westfield Global const. Rehabilitation of Building of Fac of Vet. Science Mubafiz Nig Ltd Procurement and Installation of Equipment Latrax Ventures Rehabilitation of Unilorin Secondary School Djanti Nig Ltd Construction of Building Fac. of Education Joladia Nig Ltd Construction of Laboratory & Pharm. Sc. Cosoft system Ltd Procurement, Installation & com of Equipment Anchor-maric Nig Ltd Rehabilitation of Building Fac. of Vet. Medicine Bashirco Invest Ltd ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, Manna Const Rehabilitation of Unilorin Sec. School Favour Electronic Supply of A/C to Fac. of Engr. chem SDK Travels Air ticket Rosaket Global Furniture to council chamber Elomaz Hotels Hotel Expenses Plaza du Mirabilis Hotel Expenses Monar Tech Supply of Projector Arnal Int’l Servicing of Senate Generating Set Environmental Consultant Legal Fees Infinitu Nig Ltd Rehabilitation of Building Fac. of Vet. Medicine Envo Const ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, Latrax Ventures Rehabilitation of Unilorin Sec. School White Hull Ltd ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, Project Cost Reimbursible Expenses Terraglobal Construction of Fac. of Science World Travel Air Ticket & AAU Alpha Spedlink Procurement, Instal. & comm. of Equipment OTHER PAYMENTS: Various, Learned Conf.Refund etc Purchase Advance Part Time Lecturers 2012 Academic Session Part Time Sandwich Prog 2012/2013 Honourarium lecturers during Harmattan semester 2012/2013 Final Disbursement of IOE 2012 Charges Dr Sulu Babaita Isiaka Entrepreneurship UK Prof M.O. Fajemidagba ,, ,, Prof Olugbenga Mokuolu Research Fund

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AMOUNT 421,000.00 16,700.00 24,950.00 16,000.00 30,000.00 1,500.00 3,000.00 6,000.00 13,062.60 19,200.00 3,600.00 600.00 409,506,335.02 410,061,947.62

525,000.00 189,000.00 2,572,916.59 2,916,414.18 5,917,446.69 2,425,097.06 4,869,841.57 3,813,414.57 3,752,369.92 4,869,841.51 18,587,500.00 5,249,724.82 31,539,826.51 5,744,727.61 13,418,500.00 35,784,580.66 1,965,234.60 4,046,470.92 713,440.00 68,138.00 3,150,000.00 410,680.00 194,216.40 142,100.00 139,440.00 295,654.00 791,316.75 2,162,288.67 5,042,095.78 5,336,525.25 3,517,473.83 462,562.80 5,065,178.93 1,355,696.00 1,248,068.25 15,859,652.25 1,099,880.00 21,251,984.00 430,380.00 212,000.00 1,021,600.00 878,790.00 948,750.00 2,179,426.28


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The man has been sick for over eight months now. The man has been ill for over eight months now. ( “To be ill” is to be in bad health; “to be sick” is to be temporarily indisposed.) My friend was wounded in the road accident of last week. My friend was injured/hurt in the road accident of last week (One is wounded in war; one is injured/hurt due to an accident.) Though the questions were easy, a few students passed the exam. Though the questions were easy, few students passed the exam. Though the questions were difficult, few students passed the exam. Though the questions were difficult, a few students passed the exam. (“Few” means “not many” and emphasizes the smallness of number. “Afew” means “at least some”)

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Ø The House of Representatives Committee on Education has commended the University of Ilorin for its accomplishments. ('Federal House Committee gives kudos to Uni-Ilorin', Democracy Newsline, Sunday May 19- June 2, 2013, p.13) Ø The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, has expressed confidence on the quality of graduates produced by the University. ('Unilorin is committed to training of competent graduates - VC', Democracy Newsline, same date, p.14) Ø While delivering the 131st Inaugural Lecture of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Sunday Harrison Umoh has urged young couples to embrace genetic counseling before marriage. ('Intending couples urged to embrace genetic counselling', The Graphic, Wednesday, May 22-27, 2013, p.22) Ø While delivering the 133rd Inaugural Lecture of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Yasir Anjola Quadri, has submitted that the solution to the Boko Haram insurgency and other sectarian crises in the country rests squarely on politicians. ('Islamic scholar says Boko Haram attacks offend Qur'an', Sunday Compass, May 26, 2013, p.9; see also, 'Solution to Boko Haram insurgency lies with politicians - Don', Daily Newswatch, Monday, May 27, 2013, p.14; 'Declare your true identity, don challenges B'Haram', National Pilot, Monday, May 27-29, 2013, p.8; 'Boko Haram activities offend Qur'an, Constitution - Islamic scholar', Daily Independent, Monday, May 27, 2013, p.7; 'Don blames terrorism on unemployment, overpopulation', The Herald, Monday, May 27, 2013, p.14; 'Boko Haram Not Agent of Islam, Says University Don', ThisDay, Monday, May 27, 2013, p.75; 'Don fingers politicians in sectarian uprising', The Herald, Wednesday, May 29, 2013, p.6) Ø The Director of the Open and Distance Learning Centre, University of Ilorin, Prof. Mudathir Yusuf, has urged Muslims in Nigeria to disseminate correct ideas about Islam and guard against extremism. ('Don tasks Muslims on correct teachings of Islam', Sunday Compass, May 26, 2013, p.33) Ø A photograph of the former Registrar of the University of Ilorin, Mrs. Olufolake Oyeyemi with the Deji of Akure, Oba Adebiyi Adesida and his wife, Olori Moji Adesida at a reception has been published. (The Herald on Sunday, May 26, 2013, p.7) Ø While delivering the 132nd inaugural lecture of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Lenrie Olatokunbo Aina

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has disclosed that only five Nigerian universities have standard libraries. ('Don tasks FG on inadequate library in institutions', Nigerian NewsDirect, Monday, May 20-26, 2013, p.19) Ø The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, has proffered measures for advancing tertiary education in Nigeria. ('Varsity funding should be a collective taskUnilorin VC', National Trail, Monday, 27 MaySunday, June 2, 2013, p.23) Ø The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, has suggested ways of improving tertiary education in Nigeria. ('Pursuit of Quality Scholarship', Nigerian NewsWorld, Monday, June 3, 2013, p.34 and 35) Ø Some suspected cultists allegedly involved in robbing students of the University of Ilorin of their valuables in Tanke area of Ilorin have been arraigned before an Ilorin Magistrate court. ('Suspected cultists remanded for robbing Unilorin students', The Herald, Monday, May 27, 2013, p.4) Ø While delivering a lecture at the University of Ilorin, Dr Olatunde Adekola of the World Bank has charged alumni of higher institutions in the country to rise to the challenge facing their alma maters. ('Alumni tasked on funding of higher education', The Herald, same date, p.15) ØWhile delivering the keynote address at the first national conference of the Centre for Ilorin Studies (CILS), a former Chairman of the ICPC, Justice Mustapha Akanbi, has advised Nigerians to emulate the Ilorin culture in order to achieve peaceful coexistence among ethnic groups in the country. ('Akanbi urges Nigerians to emulate Ilorin's culture of peaceful co-existence', Daily Newswatch, Tuesday, May 28, 2013, p.9; see also, 'Retired jurist calls for peace', The Herald, Friday, May 31, 2013, p.4; ‘Retired jurist calls for peace among Nigerians’, Voice of Nigeria, Tuesday news bulletin, 12.00 noon, May 28, 2013) ØWhile declaring open the first national conference of the Centre for Ilorin Studies, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, has urged governments at all levels to strengthen the security measures in safe-guarding the lives and properties in the country (’Unilorin VC tasks govt on security’, Nigerian Pilot, Tuesday, May 28, 2013, p.9) Ø Students of the University of Ilorin have elected new leaders to head the Students Union Government ('Lawal is Unilorin SUG president', Daily Sun, Tuesday, May 28, 2013, p.33)


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The University of Ilorin has been noted as one of the second generation universities in Nigeria.and how to escape the scourge', Daily Sun, same date, p.26) A renowned legal practitioner, Mr. Femi Falana, has decried the high cost of justice in Nigeria while delivering a lecture during the launch of theAnnual Law Journal of the Law Students' Society of the University of Ilorin. ('Cost of justice in Nigeria outrageous-Falana',Vanguard, Tuesday, May 28, 2013, p.40) A student of Kwara State Polytechnic reportedly shot by the police is receiving treatment at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital. ('Kwara Poly shut, gov cancels commissioning of project', Daily Sun, Wednesday, May 29, 2013, p.13; see also, 'Kwara pleads with protesting student', The Herald, Wednesday, May 29, 2013, p.7) Dignitaries have suggested ways of making Nigeria an abode of peace while speaking at the first national conference of the Centre for Ilorin Studies, University of Ilorin ('Radio Kwara, Monday, May 27, 2013 at 3:00. p.m; FRCN, Network news, Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 10:00 p.m and Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 7:00 a.m.) The Faculty of Communication and Information Sciences, University of Ilorin recently marked its fifth anniversary. ('Dean bemoans staff shortage', The Nation, Thursday, May 30, 2013, p.33) A graduate of English at the University of Ilorin, Tunmise Oladipo, and a 500 level Law student of the University, Habeeb Whyte, have paid tributes to the late Mrs. Ngozi Agbo, a former editor of Campus Life pages of a newspaper. ('Aunty Ngozi

never died', The Nation, same date, p.32) Ø Campus journalists and writers from different higher institutions have gathered at the University of Ilorin for national writing conference and workshop organised by the Union of Campus Journalists (UCJ), Unilorin Chapter. ('UNILORIN hosts its first national UCJ Conference', Nigerian Tribune, Thursday, May 30, 2013, p.14) Ø In a column, a Senior Lecturer at the University of Ilorin, Dr. Mahfouz Adedimeji, has advocated political maturity in Nigeria while drawing attention to the conference of the Centre for Ilorin Studies recently held in the University. ('Pathetic systemic failure', Daily Newswatch, F r i d a y, M a y 3 1 , 2 0 1 3 b a c k p a g e ) . ØThe University of Ilorin has established the Centre for Ilorin Studies to preserve relevant manuscripts and publications relating to the Ilorin emirate. (Wali, Dan Madami for turbanning…as Unilorin sets up centre for Ilorin studies', The Herald, Friday, May 31, 2013, p.6) Ø An article on the role of Arabic and Islamic legal education in national development written by Prof. AbdulGaniyu Oladosu of the University of Ilorin has been published. ('Role of Arabic and Islamic Legal Education in National Development', The Herald, Friday, May 31, 2013, p.20) Ø The Deputy Director, Corporate Affairs in the University of Ilorin, Mr. KunleAkogun, has written an article lauding the appointment of a former ViceChancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede as the Secretary-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for IslamicAffairs (NSCIA). ('NSCIA: Tasks before Oloyede', The Nation, Friday, May 31, 2013, p.21)

New Appointment Name Dr. I. O. O. Amali

Department Arts & Social Sciences Education

Appointment Adviser on Immigration Affairs for Centre for International Education

Effective Date With Immediate Effect

Shittu's daughter weds The wedding between Aisha Yetunde Shittu, daughter of Dr. Shittu of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, and Taofeek Dele Oyewo, son of Justice Hassan Oyewo took place last Saturday (June 1, 2013) at Folusho Hall, Zango, Kulende, Ilorin. The wedding was attended by dignitaries from the University community and the larger society, including Principal Officers, Deans and Directors as well as community leaders and clerics

Quotes of the Week Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.

- Mother Teresa - George Washington

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ne of the common myths about the University of Ilorin is that the staff and students are not “free”. Like all myths, including the myth of creation among the Yoruba which traced the beginning of the world to a long chain with some earth and a fowl released down from heaven to Ile-Ife, from where the fowl started to spread the earth till it covers every dry surface in the world today, it always takes a little reflection to deflate the illogic inherent in them. With reference to the better by far University, the lack-of-freedom myth can be traced to a crisis that rippled through University in the early years of this century during which propaganda was a veritable instrument. The lies spewed out then with infectious gusto still endure today in some quarters, especially among those who have not been to the University. A cursory look at the Nigerian newspapers would reveal that members of the University of Ilorin community are vibrant in expressing their opinions in public. Student journalists publish their views, news and features always and some lecturers are known to comment freely on internal and national issues in furtherance of their academic freedom and freedom of expression. Academic freedom as well as freedom of expression is demonstrated further through the establishment of Unilorin 89.3 FM by the University. Through the medium, students catch fun and entertain their listening audience with views and opinions that some may not feel very comfortable with but yet which the students are entitled to. It would take the uninformed to insinuate that there is no freedom in the University as a random browsing of the dailies would easily belie such a statement. Nevertheless, as I told campus journalists across various universities when they converged on the University of Ilorin recently, one's person's right ends when the other's right begins. Besides, discretion is the better part of valour in everything. “If you are a student and you publish an unflattering article on your Head of Department, using your real name and thinking that you are exercising your freedom of expression, believe me, you are O.Y.O. – on your own!” I said. What the heck is academic freedom? Academic freedom is traceable to medieval Europe when universities were considered “selfAST FACTS FILE Did you know?

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governing enclaves that were outside the civil law” or free as Standler (2000) reports. Its legal concept originated from Germany around 1850 when the Prussian Constitution insisted that “Science and its teaching shall be free.” However, as Ubong (2007) asserts in his “Democracy, academic freedom and tenure in tertiary educational institutions”, the notion of a citadel or an “ivory tower” that is outside the regular operations of law and the rest of the society persisted for some time even in the USA until the Courts waded in “to inform academics that the academies are part of a system and thus not insulated from extant laws.” Academic freedom thus started to be associated with the legal maxim that “your right to swing your arm ends where my nose begins.” This is why the global trend now is a vision of a university that engages/serves the community, a component part of which it is. As applicable to the larger society, (academic) freedom is not an absolute term as no one is free, for instance, to refuse to do his duty under normal circumstances the same way most people consider themselves not free to wear their bathroom slippers to the classroom or work. The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) on this note, in its 1940 Principle of Academic Freedom and Tenure, delimits the concept stressing that “academic freedom is limited to the rights of faculty to teach and students to learn without let or hindrance.” Somehow, many people agree to the concept pasted on many Iraqi universities in the pre-invasion days of yore: “The freedom of opinion and expression is a guaranteed right to the entire academic society under the rule that this does not interfere with a student's education.” It is therefore not surprising that Wilson (2002) in his paper, “Human rights, academic freedom, university autonomy and unionism: the challenge of a transitional society”, submits that academic freedom is the liberty of members of the universities and other seats of learning to pursue their operations without being subject to external control. This means that as the University has its own rules and regulations under which its members operate, external control is a breach of academic freedom (though this provision is constrained by the axiom, "He who pays the piper dictates the tune.")

Bank robber John Dillinger played professional baseball. Barbie's measurements if she were life size: 39-23-33. Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.

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