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

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World leaders will emerge from Unilorin - Ambali This Week Unilorin FM honours graduating student volunteers SEMIIF Ramadan Lecture holds Saturday Training and Research Farm commences sales of eggs No disagreement between Science and Religion - Ambali Varsity pensioners inaugurate fund-raising committee Why African economy is in crisis - Ambali Oloyede becomes Fellow of Academy of Letters Cooperative society holds OGM today Mokuolu recommends new approach for managing malaria Unilorin School pupils shine at NTA Children’s Expo The Alma Mater:

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ith over 170 students from more than 14 foreign countries currently studying at the University of Ilorin, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, has expressed happiness that the institution is on its way to producing political and business leaders for various countries across the

BRAVO: The UISA President, Mr. Koroma Abdul (left) presenting a copy of the Association's magazine, Eduglobe to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ambali, during the visit world. Prof. Ambali stated this last Monday (July 1, 2013) when he received members of the Unilorin International Students Association (UISA) who visited him in his office. (Contd. on page 3)

FG has responsibility to pay earned allowances – Unilorin ASUU By Fatima Abubakre

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he Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Ilorin Chapter, Prof. Abdulwahab Egbewole, has said that the Federal Government has responsibility to pay the earned allowances of university lecturers in the country, noting however that the University of Ilorin would not embark on any strike action over the issue. In a chat with Unilorin Bulletin last Thursday (July 4, 2013), Prof. Egbewole said that the University of Ilorin ASUU is not part of the on-going strike but would rather advocate a roundtable dialogue in resolving the matter amicably. (Contd. on page 4)

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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The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ambali, exchanging pleasantaries with some journalists during a media interactive session in his office recently

Members of the Unilorin Standing Committee on Public Health (SCOPH) with some secondary school students during a workshop to mark the World Health Malaria Day at the College of Health Sciences recently

A cross section of members of the Unilorin Muslim Ladies Circle at the the presentation of a book, “Prof. Musbau Akanji’s Friday Scientific Admonitions”

The Editor of Nigeria Peace magazine, Mr. Benjamin, presenting an Award of Excellence to the Registrar, Mr. E. D. Obafemi, in his office

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The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ambali (left) with the DVC (MS), Prof. Y.M. Fakunle, at media interactive session

The DVC (Academic), Prof. Bayo Lawal, reviewing the book, “Prof. Musbau Akanji’s Friday Scientific Admonitions” during its presentation last Saturday

Officials of UISA with some senior management staff members of the University during the Association's visit to the Vice-Chancellor

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The Station Manager, Unilorin 89.3 FM, Mr. AbdulGaniyu Durodola, presenting Certificate of Merit to one of the graduating student volunteers, Miss Nana Mohammed, during a send-off party organised for them by the Radio Station


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Foreign students happy over Unilorin’s welfare package (Contd. from front page)

The Vice-Chancellor, who was presented with the maiden edition of UISA magazine, Eduglobe, told the international students, “I am happy about your integration. By the time you graduate from this University, you are ready for the international market. Your exposure to different cultures is part of your training and I urge you not to forget your alma mater.” Prof. Ambali added that some of the students would go on to become presidents, ministers, ambassadors and hold various leadership positions in their countries, while assuring them that the University would continue to give its students the necessary skills to adequately prepare them for life after graduation. In his remarks, the UISA President, Mr. Koroma Abdul, thanked the University for the welfare programmes it puts in place for international students. He also echoed the Vice-Chancellor's optimism that heads of state would rise among the international students studying in the University.

Mr. Koroma stated that through the Centre for International Education (CIE) of the University, the international students have had a hitch -free association with members of the University community and commended the CIE for living up to its expectations. The UISA President also commended the contribution of the University administration towards the success of the International Students' Day held recently. He said, “We are grateful to be in the University of Ilorin where we receive all round education. We look forward to undergoing our postgraduate programmes here. The production of our magazine is the result of the good education we have received from the University’’. Members of UISA executive committee that visited the Vice-Chancellor included Kassoum O. Kassoum, General Secretary; Hodonou Pascal, Social Director; and Youssoufou Hamed, Financial Secretary.

Unilorin FM honours graduating student volunteers By Mustafa Abubakar

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he University of Ilorin Radio Station, UNILORIN 89.3 FM, has issued Certificates of Merit to 19 graduating student volunteers in recognition of their contributions to the development of the radio station. The student volunteers include Bamisedun, Mabayomije Abidat (English); Oguntimehin, Samuel Pelumi (Geography); Ojadi, Stephanie (Arts and Social Science Education); Onalaja, Gbenga Olufunmibi (Mass Communication); Adeboye, Priscilla (Accounting); Babajide, Balogun (Sociology) and Mohammed, Nana (English). Others are Felix, Michael(Mass Communication); Yekeen, Zainab (English); Odesola, Aminat Titilope (Geography); Femi, Isaac(Mass Communication); Omolola, Seun Ogunsanya (Educational Management), Aanu, Akindoyin (Mass Communication); Hodonou Pascal; Olurinade, Mutiu Adewumi, Ayodele, Olubuse (Mass C o m m u n i c a t i o n ) ; Vi c t o r M u k t a r ( M a s s Communication), and Olanrewaju Omobolanle. Speaking at the send-off for the student volunteers on Friday June 28, 2013, the Deputy Director, Corporate Affairs, Mr. Kunle Akogun, urged them to be good ambassadors of the radio station and always portray the image of the University in positive light wherever they may find themselves in future.

Represented by the Radio Schedule Officer, Mr. M. M. Abubakar, the University's image maker commended the outgoing volunteers for their valueadded contributions to the development of the radio station. He also wished them success in their future endeavours. The Director told the volunteers that no knowledge is wasted as they would find the experience garnered while working at the radio station a handy advantage by the time they start to job-hunt after their national youth service. He said, “Indeed, the certificate we are giving you today is a worthy addition to your credentials.” Earlier in his remarks, the Station Manager, Mr. AbdulGaniyu Durodola, disclosed that the programme was the first since the inception of the radio station in 2011, adding that the graduating volunteers should count themselves lucky to be among the few setting the pace. Also speaking, a member of staff of the radio station, Mr. Abdulgaffar Arikewuyo, charged the outgoing volunteers not to see any action taken against them while in the studio as cruel but as part of the training of a reputable broadcaster. Responding on behalf of the honourees, Miss Stephanie Ojadi thanked the management of the station and the University authority at large for giving them the enabling environment to operate.

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The Professor of Law maintained that, “As far as Unilorin ASUU is concerned, we are not part of the strike and it has been our standing resolution that strikes don't resolve issues; strikes escalate issues, strikes put pressure on the students, parents and they promote economic waste.” He explained that “at the end of the day, the dispute leading to the strike will eventually be resolved at a roundtable; so why don't we do whatever it takes to sit down and resolve the issues?” Pointing out that he does not hold brief for the Government, the ASUU Chairman noted that issues leading to the current strike are not new. He added that the strategies adopted by the Union in the '70s and '80s could no longer be the viable solutions to the problems of 2013. He said, “I agree completely that the Government is culpable but there are so many means to kill a bird and we felt that as academics, we must endeavour to think outside of the box. The issue of earned allowances was part of the 2009 agreement; I see from their own showing and I read in the papers that the Chairman of the University of Lagos ASUU said 90 percent of the provisions of that agreement had been fulfilled, I believe all academic staff members deserve the earned allowances.” Prof. Egbewole explained that embarking on a strike action when staff would eventually be paid the earned allowances has spiritual implications, noting that the position of the union in the University of Ilorin

remains that Government must pay all earned allowances. He said, “The explanation that government will not listen unless we go on strike appears logical but I still insist that in spite of the seeming logicality of that position, this is not in tune with best practices in the world. “I only wish that the leadership of ASUU at the national level appreciated the point we are making that there is need for them to open a dialogue. They had for ten years foreclosed relationship with the University of Ilorin. We have more than 1000 academic staff members in the University of Ilorin today. We cannot continue to suffer from the tyranny of the minority; it is time for them to rethink their strategy. They are academics and therefore the way to go is to sit down, discuss, agree, disagree and find a way forward to the lingering dispute”, he said. In apparent reference to the insinuation in certain quarters that the Union is factionalised in the University, Prof. Egbewole said, “As far as we are concerned, the ASUU Unilorin is solely on the ground; there is no faction, and the national leadership of ASUU should not be deceived; they have come to the University four times, they have seen that these people have no supporters. So, why do you have to be bent on supporting the minority; an insignificant minority? We have never gone on strike in the last ten years and we will not start now.”

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he Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, will on Saturday (July 13, 2013) preside over this year's Sheikh Mukhtar Isale Koto Islamic Foundation (SEMIIF) Ramadan Public Lecture at the University of IlorinAuditorium. Other dignitaries expected at the Lecture, themed “Calling Muslims to their Responsibilities”, include the Founder of Al-Hikhmah University, Ilorin, Alhaji AbdulRaheem Oladimeji, Guest of Honour and the former Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), Justice Mustapha Akanbi (rtd.), Father of the Day. A renowned Islamic Cleric, Sheikh Sulaiman Abubakar Danbornu and the Dean, Postgraduate School, AlHikhmah University, Ilorin, Prof. AbdulRasheed Ajani Raji, are the guest speakers at the event which begins at 10.00 a.m.

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his is to inform the entire members of the University community that the Teaching and Research Farm has commenced the sale of eggs. Bookings can be made daily from 9.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. at our Kiosk on Walkway. Interested buyers may also call the following numbers: Farm Manager – 08035817834; Mr. Famolu – 08035850691; Mr. Adebiyi – 08065538435 or Yemisi – 08075577457. Price: N550 – N650 per crate Signed Dr. Azeez, K. O. Principal Farm Manager

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No disagreement between science and religion – Ambali By Mustafa Abubakar

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he Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, has rejected the notion of any fundamental disagreement between religion and Science. The Vice-Chancellor made this observation on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at the presentation of a book in honour of the Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Minna (FUTMINNA), and immediate past Director of Academic Planning, University of Ilorin, Prof. MusbauAkanji. Prof. Ambali, who said the notion was fanned by an unfounded fear among the people that Science is against God, blamed the situation on the lack of proper understanding of the Qur'an and the message it is trying to convey. The Vice-Chancellor, who was represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Management Services), Prof. Y. M. Fakunle, called for “proper study of the Islamic religion as enshrined in the Qur'an for us to have a proper understanding of how God revealed Himself and the way He created the universe.” Prof. Ambali said that the book, “Prof. Musbau Akanji's Friday Scientific Admonitions”, compiled and illustrated by Dr. (Mrs.) F.A. Sulaiman of the Department of Biochemistry, University of Ilorin, presented Prof. Akanji's viewpoints on the interface between Science and religion. “Prof. Akanji made a lot of references to the Qur'an particularly when it comes to Science. The Qur'an is beautiful for anyone who understands it and those who do not but get the English translation will be able to understand the 'gem' of the message,” the ViceChancellor said, adding that “Science doesn't stay in one spot. Let us all study the Quran and see its beauty, add it to our daily life and see how God revealed himself in the way He created the universe and allow it to move and move forward”. While reviewing the book, the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), Prof. AbdulRaheem Adebayo Lawal, remarked that “literature, science and religion intersect at the crossroads of service to humanity

(altruism) and devotion to the cause of Allah” and recommended the book to both children and young adults. Describing the 55-page book as a commitment well-grounded in three inter-related meridian calls by the Almighty Allah in the glorious Qur'an, Prof. Lawal said, the book has exposed minds “to scan and scrutinize nature as a scientist/scholar does and then gain some knowledge of the Creator through his creation and then attain the wisdom of merging with His will”. The erudite Professor of English Education said, “The second call is to peruse and reflect on the balance, order and beauty in nature and give glory to the Creator while the third directive, which Prof. Akanji has competently discharged in his Friday Scientific Admonitions, is to invite people to Islam with wisdom and fair words, not by weapons of destruction”. In his opening remarks before unveiling the book, the Chairman of the occasion, Hon. Justice Mustapha Akanbi, represented by Dr. Salami Mudasiru, described Prof. Akanji as “a respected and distinguished scholar of Biochemistry with several research articles in national and international journals who is always there to serve Islam.” While commending the compiler, Dr. (Mrs.) Sulaiman, for deeming it fit to collate and illustrate Prof. Akanji's admonitions in the book, the respected jurist also praised the University of Ilorin Muslim Ladies Circle for its role in bringing the project to fruition. In her address, the President of the Unilorin Muslim Ladies Circle, Prof. (Mrs.) S. Ijaiya, who appreciated Prof. Akanji and Dr. (Mrs.) Sulaiman, noted that “it takes talent to recognise talent.” In her remarks, Dr. (Mrs.) Sulaiman, acknowledged all those who have contributed to the success of the book as well as those who witnessed the event, adding that the event was a child of a long dream that is finally fulfilled. She recommended the book to families and the society at large, adding that it would improve the reading culture among Nigerians.

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he Ilorin Branch of the Association of Nigeria Universities Contributory Pension Retirees (ANUCOPER) has set up a seven-member Fund Raising Committee. A statement signed by the Secretary of the Association, Mr. J. A. Akintunde, and made available to Unilorin Bulletin, indicated that Mr. S. A. Fatoye would serve as the Committee's Chairman. Other members of the Committee are, Reverend J. O. Aluko, Mrs. S. T.

Akinlabu, Mrs. Alice Afolayan, Mr. Abdullahi Moyosore, Mr. KadiriA. Baba and Mrs. H. R.Adebayo. The Committee, which has three months to complete the assignment and submit its report, is expected to visit members of the University community, serving and retired Professors, Principal Officers, executive members of all staff unions on campus as well as notable individuals in the society that are interested in advancing the course of theAssociation.

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Why African economy is in crisis - Ambali By Olusegun Mokuolu

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he Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, has blamed the economic crises facing African nations on lack of planning or inadequacy of it. Prof. Ambali stated this in his address entitled “Proper Planning Pays” delivered at the Fourth International Students' Day celebration organised by the Unilorin International Students Association on Monday, June 24, 2013. In the address read on his behalf by the Dean, Faculty of Arts, Prof. Charles Bodunde, the ViceChancellor stressed that “without serious and rigorous planning, the economic crisis bedeviling the continent would not only remain but will continue to worsen.” Prof. Ambali noted that Africa has great potentials but that her leaders appear to be deficient in the mental ability that can convert potentials to development. Citing the failure of Nigeria's national football team, the Super Eagles, at the just concluded FIFA Confederations Cup as an example of what happens to a country that fails to plan, the Vice- Chancellor said that the Super Eagles' 6 – 1 victory over Tahiti was not the result of planning but simply because they played against a very weak side. Prof. Ambali emphasised that proper planning pays and that the University had imbibed the culture of planning with the establishment of the Centre for International Education (CIE). “The truth was that the University took the initiative because it was imperative and it was borne out of the strategic plan to make the University of Ilorin a cynosure of all eyes not only nationally but also

internationally,” the Vice-Chancellor explained, adding that “to be an international Centre of Excellence in learning, research, probity and service to humanity, it would be understood that being international had been part of the plan of the University right from its inception.” He disclosed that the University has 23 staff members from 23 countries across five continents, adding that at least eight new international staff are expected to join the services of the University this year. Prof. Ambali said that between 2009 and now, some 11 international staff members had completed their tenure and have become ambassadors of the University in their various countries. “The international students' community of the University is now 170 including 14 postgraduate students. They largely come from various African, Asia, and South American countries. The University of Ilorin also has robust academic linkages with about 60 world universities,” he added. The Vice-Chancellor revealed that the University is also a rallying point for all international students in Nigeria, stating that the acculturation programme hosted by the University last year for the Commonwealth and Bilateral Agreement Scholarship holders from various countries was an indication of the University status as a rallying point for all international students in the country. “As proper planning pays, the University has achieved many of what it envisioned to achieve as an international centre of excellence despite the fact that there is still a long way to go as the sky itself is just the beginning, not the end,” the Vice-Chancellor said.

Oloyede becomes Fellow of Academy of Letters

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he immediate past Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Is-haq O. Oloyede has been admitted to the Fellowship of the Nigerian Academy of Letters (NAL) According to a letter signed by the Secretary of NAL, Prof. Dele Layiwola, Prof. Oloyede was elected st into the august body on Friday 31 may, 2013 by the

college of Fellows in recognition of the contributions he had made in his field of specialization. The investiture of the new Fellow will take th place on Thursday, 15 August, 2013 in the Main Auditorium of the University of Lagos at 11:00am, the letter further states.

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Mokuolu recommends new approach for managing malaria By Abdulgaffar Arikewuyo Consultant Neonatalogist at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Prof. Olugbenga Mokuolu, has recommended a new approach for managing malaria. Prof. Mokuolu made the recommendation, which he called “Rapid diagnostic test” during a two-day programme organised by the Standing Committee on Public Health (SCOPH), Unilorin Chapter in commemoration of the World Health Malaria Day. Prof. Mokolu said that Malaria is not the only cause of fever and advised patients to always seek medical attention from qualified doctors and avoid indiscriminate use of anti-malaria drugs. The event, with the theme “Getting tested before treated for Malaria”, was aimed at enlightening members of the public that not all cases of fever are due to malaria.

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The workshop, which held at the Lecture Theatre Complex of the College of Health Sciences, (UITH), was attended by members of the hospital community, medical students and secondary school students present. The SCOPH group visited Okelele Community of Ilorin, where about 240 residents were screened for the malaria parasite with a Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) Kit. According to a spokesperson of the Unilorin Medical Students Malaria Day Organising Committee, Miss Halima Adeniran, “SCOPH is an initiative of the International Federation of Medical Students’ Association (IFMSA) that brings together medical students from all over the world to learn, build skills, cooperate, explore and share ideas on issues concerning public health including global health issues, health policies, health promotion and educational activities.”

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rojects designed by pupils of the University st nd School have won the 1 and 2 positions in the Science category and 1st position in the Arts category in the recently concluded Kwara State level of NTAChildren Expo 2013. This was disclosed by the Headmistress of the school, Mrs. N. A. Lawal while briefing the Chairman, University School Management Board, Prof. Bayo Lawal. According to the Headmistress, the performance of the pupils has qualified them to represent the state at the final level of the Exhibition coming up soon inAbuja. Mrs. Lawal listed the entries as including “Water Proof and Fire Resistant Blocks” presented by 10 yearst old Muinat Aremu, which won the 1 position in the

Science category and “Maize Sheller” presented by 9 nd year-old Mohammed Mustapha that won the 2 position also in the Science category. In the Arts category, the entry by 12 year-old Fatoyinbo Gbemisola, “Artist Impression of Improved Healthcare Delivery at Grassroots level using Mobile st Clinic” won the 1 position. The Headmistress also disclosed that “four pupils presented for the Suleija Academy for the Gifted and Talented Examination were successful at the state level, qualifying them for the final stage in Suleija.” Mrs. Lawal also revealed that one of the pupils nd of the school, Salam O. Ridwan, took the 2 position at the Unilorin Secondary School 2013/2014 Entrance Examination out of over 400 pupils who participated.

Centre for Research Development and In-House Training (CREDIT) ARTICULUM Fellowship in Arthritis and Pain, Pfizer, GB

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RTICULUM invites applications for its Fellowship in arthritis and pain. The scheme provides opportunities for young scientists with an interest in arthritis and pain to conduct a research project. The project will be undertaken at the facility of anARTICULUM member.

The award is open to scientists working in rheumatology and orthopaedic centres worldwide. Applicants must not older than 40 years of age, have an MD degree, and be enrolled in a postgraduate training programme with at least one year of specialty training in rheumatology, musculoskeletal medicine, orthopaedic surgery, or acute or chronic pain management.Fellowships may last up to nine months. A maximum of €30,000 is available per grant to support the fellow's salary. Interested applicants may contact: Email articulum@medacad.com Telephone +43 1405 138 318 Fax +43 1407 8274 Address Vienna Medical Academy Articulum Fellowship Alser Strasse 4 1090 Vienna or visit http://www.articulumfellowship.com/index.html for details. Closing date: July 31, 2013

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Inaugural Lecture of the University of Ilorin, Prof. (Mrs.) Oyeronke Olademo, has enjoined the Federal Government to rescind the policy of making religious studies optional at the secondary school level to build a formidable foundation in young people. ('Don advocates compulsion in religious studies', The Herald, Monday, July 1, 2013, p.14; see also, 'Nigerian 1st female Prof. of Religious Studies presents inaugural lecture', National Pilot , Monday, July 1-3, 2013, p.23; 'Don advocates gender sensitivity in religious studies', Nigerian Pilot, Monday, July 1, 2013, p.9; 'Make Religious Studies Compulsory at Secondary School Level, Don Urges FG', Leadership, Monday, July 1, 2013, p.10) A book compiled by Dr. (Mrs.) F. A. Sulaiman of the Department of Biochemistry, University of Ilorin, in honour of the Vice- Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Prof. MusbauAkanji, has been launched. ('Akanbi pours encomiums on Akanji at book launch', The Herald, Monday, July 1, 2013, p.14) The University of Ilorin has invited qualified candidates who applied for admission to the University to its 2013/2014 academic session preadmission screening exercise. ('2013/2014 Session Pre-Admission Screening Exercise', The Herald, same date, p.20; see also, The Punch, Monday, July 1, 2013, p.59) The 2012 Researcher of the Year at the University of Ilorin, Prof. Abdulraheem Mahmoud, has submitted that Nigeria cannot have a breakthrough in development without investing heavily in science and technological research. ('Still in the woods', Newswatch magazine, July 2013, pp.101 and 102) Some students of Delta State origin in the University of Ilorin who registered for the 2011/2012 Students Special Assistance Scheme are being paid by the Delta State Government. ('Delta State Bursary and Scholarship Board', The Nation, Monday, July 1, 2013, p.44 and 51) The remains of a former Super Eagles star, Thompson Oliha, had been deposited at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital morgue. ('Thompson Oliha, ex-Super Eagles star dies at 44, His last moment-Wife…haunted by FG's unfulfilled promise…as Saraki, others mourn', National Pilot, Monday, July 1-3, 2013, p.15; see also, 'Oliha Dies without Getting FG's House', ThisDay, Monday, July 1, 2013, p.69) The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin,

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leaders to lead by example. ('Muslim law students hold confab', The Nation, same date, p.33) A students' group, 'Greeners Association' under the Nigerian Association of Agricultural Students (NAAS), University of Ilorin Chapter, has organised a lecture to promote farming. ('Agric students hold lecture', The Nation, same date, p.36) A University of Ilorin don, Prof. Hassan Salihu, has stated that the planned merger of the EFCC and the ICPC will strengthen the war against corruption. ('Lawmaker, don differ on merger of EFCC, ICPC', The Herald, Friday, July 5, 2013, p.6) An excerpt of the 133rd inaugural lecture of the University of Ilorin, entitled “All in the Name of God”, delivered by Prof. Yasir Anjola Quadri has been published in a newspaper. ('All in the name of God', The Herald, same date, p.20) The University of Ilorin is collaborating with an agricultural firm, Vegfresh, to boost food security. ('Unilorin, firm, collaborate on commercial farming' The Nation, Friday, July 5, 2013, p.13) While condemning the military coup that ousted the first democratically-elected president of Egypt, Dr. Mahfouz Adedimeji of the University of Ilorin has drawn attention to some lessons of the development. (‘Egypt: Lessons of the Season’, Daily Newswatch, Friday, July 5, 2013, back page)

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Information & Communication Science

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he 2013 edition of the International Students' Day has come and gone but the memory of the day, especially the lecture delivered by Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, still lingers with admirable freshness. That the lecture was apt and topical is a fact attested to by the audience, who were held spell-bound by the lecturer's elocutionary prowess. If journalists had attended the programme, the message would have also resonated beyond the University. Like most first-time visitors to the University of Ilorin, Mr. Ighodalo could not hide his admiration for the University, making a Biblical allusion to the effect that what he saw at the University surpassed what he had heard. The most strident message of the lecturer is that we should get involved and refuse to be complacent about the rapacious governments that continue to rape Africa. His message of hope is that Africa will develop whether they like it or not, especially if Africans are ready to take their destinies in their own hands and refuse to leave their future in the hands of their neo-colonial oppressors. The two quotes of two Europeans that the lecturer provided should bother every reasonable African so that we all avoid the European stereotype, which unfortunately appear true. The first quote is attributed to the first GovernorGeneral of Nigeria, Lord Frederick John Lugard, while the second one is ascribed to the former President of apartheid SouthAfrica, P. W. Botha. According to Lugard, “In character and temperament, the typical African of this race-type is a happy, thriftless, excitable person. Lacking in self-control, discipline and foresight. Naturally courageous, and naturally courteous and polite, full of personal vanity, with little sense of veracity, fond of music and loving weapons as an oriental loves jewellery. His thoughts are concentrated on the events and feelings of the moment, and he suffers little from the apprehension for the future, or grief for the past”. Botha's bomb is better left for another day. In discussing the topic, “The Economic Crisis in African Nations: The Way Forward”, the lecturer provided ample statistics to buttress his points while, like most analysts, blaming African leaders for the unenviable position the continent occupies in the world socio-political stage. A victim of imperialistic scramble and aggressive colonialism, Africa is divided among foreign countries like France, Britain, Portugal, Germany, Belgium and Italy.

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The second-largest and second most-populous continent with 1.07 billion people “with 54 fully recognized sovereign states (“countries”), 9 territories and 2 de facto independent states with limited or no recognition”, Africa remains the poorest and the most under-developed continent in the world. Despite her huge natural resources, Africa has a current unemployment rate of 60% according to the Nigerian Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. Specifically, Mr. Ighodalo identified the problems of Africa as the resource curse paradox, poor infrastructure and underdevelopment. Other problems border on weak institutions, insecurity and internal conflicts, poor health delivery system, poor quality education as well as hunger and food insecurity. As every problem has a cause, the causative agents of the African condition are deliberate exploitation of the colonial rulers, who created artificial borders and deliberately designed countries along divergent ethnic, religious and tribal lines to facilitate their “divide and rule” political strategy, and poor political leadership on the part of the African leaders. Ultimately, Africa has bad and ugly leaders than good ones. Other causes of the problems we face across the continent are lack of strong political will, greed and corruption, illiteracy and ignorance. How do we salvage Africa from the ruination to which her leaders have condemned her? The way out of the current calamity that Africa is lies in a number of needs. The lecturer posited that Africa needs a new group of leaders and thinkers. Africa also has to engender a new mindset, reorientate and educate the citizenry, protect current democracies, challenge weak leadership and act as a pressure point and voice of reason as well as develop a new set of leaders based on new values. As Africans, we equally have to mobilize resources, eradicate greed, poverty and corruption, strengthen the judiciary by putting in place the appropriate rules and policies and following the rule of law, fast-track development through the use of science and technology and eradicate evil and evil thinking through a firm belief in, faith and trust in God. Essentially, the gospel according to Ighodalo lies in getting involved in political activities and being positive and optimistic that with determination and focus, the story of Africa shall be re-written.

12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily. 123,000,000 cars are being driven down the U.S's highways. 160 cars can drive side by side on the Monumental Axis in Brazil, the world's widest road.

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