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

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February 10, 2014

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New Unilorin ASUU chairman unveils agenda Inside University School pupils shine at Islamic contest nd Akande delivers 142 Inaugural Lecture List of students with various disciplinary actions 76 Unilorin athletes to vie for honours at 24th NUGA Games NASU Women Committee visits Unilorin Thursday Unilorin Weekly Financial Digest Town & Gown: Unilorin ASUU's week of double glory

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he new Chairman of the University of Ilorin Chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Dr. AbdulRasheed A. Adeoye, has unveiled his agenda, pledging to promote and sustain peace within the academic community, champion the welfare of members and join hands with the management to move the University forward. In an interview with Unilorin Bulletin last

Wednesday (February 5, 2014), Dr. Adeoye, while noting that the University of Ilorin has been lucky to have seasoned and competent administrators over the years, said that the new ASUU Executive Committee would accommodate diverse opinions and mobilise members for positive action which would engender peace in the University. ( Contd. on page 3)

Microfinance banking, tool for poverty alleviation - Jubril By Mustafa Abubakar

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he Managing Director of Citiserve Ltd, Dr. S. Jubril, has identified microifinance banking as a powerful tool to fight poverty and alleviate the sufferings of the poor. Dr. Jubril stated this while delivering a lecture at the Trade Seminar and Annual General Meeting of IMAN Trust Non-Interest Cooperative Society of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH). The financial expert, who spoke on “Islamic Micro-finance Development: Challenges and Initiatives”, defined micro-finance banking as “the provision of financial services to poor and low-income people whose low economic standing excludes from formal financial systems,” adding that there is microfinancing when “access to services, such as credit, venture capital, savings, insurance, remittance, is provided on a micro-scale.” ( Contd. on page 4)

Dr. Jubril

Dr. L. A. Azeez (Chairman), Dr. S. B. Olajide, Dr. M. A. Adedimeji,


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The Vice-Chancellor, University of Ilorin, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali (left), and the Chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, Prof. Rebecca Blank, during Prof. Ambali's recent visit to the US.

The former Vice Chancellor, University of Ilorin, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede (right), presenting marriage certificate to Zainab, daughter of Prof Badmas O.Yusuf, and her husband, Ismail, during their wedding in Ilorin recently

The Ag. Head, Department of Mass Communication, Mr. Mahmud AbdulRaheem (middle) and some lecturers in the Department with members of the Kwara NUJ Press Week Committee during their visit to the University recently

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The Deputy Registrar (ASS), Mrs. R. A. Okojie, who represented the Registrar, presenting a souvenir to the Chairman, Egja Meceng Nigeria Limited, Oba Isiaka Ajede of Ijebu Mushin, Ogun State, during his recent visit to the University PHOTOS BY OLUSOLA OLOWOYEYE

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The Emir of Ilorin, Dr. Ibrahim Zulu Gambari (right), with Zainab Badmas, daughter of Prof. Badmas O.Yusuf, during her Walimat in Ilorin recently

The Kwara State Police Commissioner, Mr. Oshodi Glover (left), presenting a souvenir to the President, Unilorin Postgraduate Students Association (POGSASS), Mr. Adebola Moses Olalekan, during a visit to the Commissioner recently


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‘We will sustain Unilorin’s atmosphere of peace’ (Contd. from front page) The ASUU Chairman said, “We want peace with our neighbours, we want peace with our friends and we have no enemies to fight. The idea is that, in the making of a better society, you cannot take peace away from it. That is what the immediate past Executive Committee worked for and at great cost. We will continue with this legacy.” Dr. Adeoye, however, stressed, “We do not want anybody to take us to the slaughter slab for execution or for a ride because of peace. We want genuine peace.” The Associate Professor and Ag. Head, Department of the Performing Arts pointed out that “as far back as 1999, the National Executive Committee of ASUU, through the Maiduguri Declaration, had actually directed ASUU Chapters in the universities to do everything to help university managements to succeed,” adding, “We will not deviate from this.” Dr. Adeoye said, “The present Union will not be a mumu Union, the same way the present Union will not be a bolekaja Union. We will not criticise for the fun of it. We will not make noise because we want to make noise. Media is good but there won't be media hype and we will not blackmail the management. What we will do is to help the management to grow and the only way is to be proactive by telling the management we want this or we want that; that Mr. Vice-Chancellor, this is the reality on ground, do this for us. There are serious issues affecting our members and we will negotiate with management and resolve them”. The ASUU Chairman further said, “We have been lucky with Vice-Chancellors except if we are not grateful. If we do serious analysis of universities established when the University of Ilorin was established, you will discover that we are better off.” Dr. Adeoye maintained that the welfare of all ASUU members remain paramount and non-negotiable “as the Union will continue to champion their interests especially on issues of promotions and appointments.” While not foreclosing the possibility of the Unilorin Chapter working with the national leadership of the body, Dr. Adeoye said, “We are ready to discuss with groups or individuals. However, to be truly national or international, one has to be local, without the local

there won't be national. So this larger than life posturing of saying to hell with us will not work. We are not talking about passion or emotion here; we are talking about lecturers who should be critical. And you should not forget that it takes the consent of another man for another man to lead him.” The ASUU Chairman said, “The University of Ilorin working with the national body is very feasible, it has always been what we hope for and we should not just forget that this is one of those vibrant chapters of ASUU in the past. What we are saying is that our doors are open for negotiation, we are ready to work with the national, but nobody will take us to the slaughter's slab. “The truth is, you are there in the national and you have this larger than life posture, and you are claiming that the case can drag for 50 years, we will not discuss with anybody except one or two or three people, could you say you are a genuine father? Could you say you are sincere in fighting or struggling for unity among your members in the Unilorin Chapter? Why are you closing the door? Why are you putting up a ceiling by claiming that you can only talk with A, B, C or D? And in that sense you, through dictatorial act, ignore the teeming and vibrant majority in the University of Ilorin. “For us, we are agents of peace, we don't want to mention names, we don't want to be distracted, we want to face issues. If you want to deride people or use derogatory words on them and say they are fake people... fake by what standard? I am not a fake person. My identity is known, so also every member of the exco who has served the people and are still serving people genuinely. The fake people that built the ASUU Secretariat? The fake people that built the Cafeteria where you are eating on a daily basis? Or the fake people that have just commissioned theASUU hostel? Let reason prevail, let reality take over and that is the sense of being objective, being a positive critic. But do not forget my refrain: nobody will take us to the slaughter slab for execution, we are formidable and we are on ground”. Urging ASUU members to cooperate with the new Executive Committee, Dr. Adeoye said, “With God, things will be better in this University”.

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wo pupils of the University Primary School, University of Ilorin, Abdulraheem Faiz and Abdulquadri Kannike, have won prizes at a Quiz Competition organised by the Muslim Ladies Circle of the University of Ilorin during the 1435 A.H.

Maolud Nabiyy Celebration. The duo took the third position at the competition which took place at the School of the Handicapped and Special Needs, Ilorin, Kwara State on Sunday, January 19, 2014.


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Expert canvasses inclusive financial systems (Contd. from front page)

Dr. Jubril, however, pointed out that a large number of studies on poverty shows that a large segment of the poor population is excluded from the financial system, adding that this “is a major factor contributing to their inability to participate in the development process.” Declaring that “in a typical developing economy, the formal financial system serves no more than twenty to thirty percent of the population,” the Citiserve boss stressed that “building inclusive financial systems therefore is a central goal of policy makers and planners across the globe.” Dr. Jubril said both Microfinance and Islamic finance have much in common as they both emphasise ethical, moral, social, and religious factors to promote equality and fairness for the good of the society as a whole, adding that for a successful microfinance programme, “there must be access of the poorest of the poor to the programme.” The financial expert, however, said that the Islamic finance approach to poverty alleviation is more inclusive than the conventional one because “it provides for the basic conditions of sustainable and successful microfinance, blending wealth creation with empathy for the poorest of the poor.” In his own lecture, entitled “Rich Nigeria, Poor Nigerians: Role of Islamic Cooperative Societies”, a former acting Head of the Department of Economics, University of Ilorin, Dr. Abdulhakeem Mobolaji, said that cooperative societies will play vital roles in restoring economic security of the nation if they promote financial inclusion faithfully and diligently and are less exploitative in practice. Dr Abdulhakeem said, “The challenges facing these cooperatives are numerous but surmountable, thus, right attitude and continuous striving are the key driving forces to achieve these desirable objectives of saving the world from imminent and persistent global economic insecurity.” Despite enormous resources and opportunities in Nigeria, he said that many Nigerians perpetually live in

fear and hopelessness, disclosing that Nigeria is rated among the highly poor countries, low human development, second most accident prone state and ranked among the most corrupt nations and high among th investment risk nations, 13 among failed states in the world and a perfectly competitive beggar state. The don therefore recommended, “continuous training of personnel, setting up of interest-free banks, greater awareness among members, emphasis on both moral and social concern than economic interest, need for versatile Islamic clerics, setting up more ideal societies, formulation of Islamic cooperative union and good relationship with the government.” In his remarks, the Chairman of the Society, Dr. H. K. Omokanye of the ENT unit, UITH said that the topic was chosen as a pointer to the direction of future growth of the society and to serve as stimulus for members and stakeholders. Dr. Omokanye said that since inception, the society had placed high premium on standardisation of operations, general accounting policies and documentation procedures within the stimulation of Shari'ah. “With the undoubted support of all members, we have tackled these challenges of reorganisation head-on and result in the sustained vision of an ideal interest-free cooperative society providing exceptional value to our members.” Highlights of the event included the presentation of the 2011-2013 End of Tenure Reports and Accounts followed by the appointment of new IMAN TRUST Board Executive members to run the society for the next three years. The appointed executive members are Dr. H.K. Omokanye, who was returned as Chairman; Dr. A. A. Nasir, Vice Chairman; Mr. Nasir Lawal, Secretary; Mr. Abdulrasaq Mohammed, Assistant Secretary; Mrs. Afolabi Fatimah, Financial Secretary; Dr. Idris Saadudeen, Publicity Secretary and 12 members of Loan and Venture Committees. nd

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he 142 Inaugural Lecture of the University of Ilorin holds this Thursday (February 13, 2014) at the University Auditorium, beginning from 5.00p.m. The lecturer is Prof. Tanimola Makanjuola Akande of the Department of Epidemiology and Community Health, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Health

Sciences. The title of the lecture, which holds under the Chairmanship of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, is: “Population with Illhealth Burden; Faced with a Sick Health System.” Members of the University community and the general public are cordially invited.


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181 SDC emergency meeting held on 30 May, 2012 S/N Name 1.

OYELEYE, Hezekiah Tunde

Matric. No Nature of offence

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Unlawfully gave his ID card string to a nonstudent to gain unlawful entrance into the University

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YUSUF, Ibrahim Olawale

10/30GA085

Engineering & Technology

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HAMEED, AbdulhameedBabatunde

11/30GC048

Engineering & Technology

Expulsion

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BABALOLA, OluwatomisinEniola

08/55EK051

Science

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SALIU, Sikiru

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Offered money to a staff of the COMSIT Unit to assist him in upgrading his scores Offered money to a staff of the COMSIT Unit to assist him in upgrading his scores Wrongly and deliberately altered her scores at a cybercafé Offered money to a staff of the COMSIT Unit to assist him in upgrading his scores

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ABDULKADIR, ZeinatAdenike ODUGBEMI, Joseph Abiodun ODEDIRAN, Elizabeth Omotunde

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Examination Malpractice Theft

Arts

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Arts

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08/15CC017

Deliberately & wrongly attacked a fellow student

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JIMOH, SelimAyinde

09/66MB051

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ADEBAYO, RukayatRomoke OYEKANMI, Segun Samuel

09/52HJ006

Business & Soc. Sciences Business & Soc. Sciences Education

OLADIMEJI, Oluwatobi Samuel IBUOYE, Stephen Olumide

08/55EK099

Examination Malpractice Examination Malpractice Hired some prospective candidates into believing that he can influence admission into the University Theft

Warned & Advised to be of good behaviour Expulsion

IBRAHIM, OlayemiAdedeji

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10/15CH034

10/25OS090

11/55EF079

Offered an amount to a staff of the COMSIT Unit to assist him to upgrade his cores Theft

Expulsion Exoneration

Science

Expulsion

Science

Exonerated but strongly warned

Education

Expulsion

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ADEBUNMI, Tobi Paul

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OGUNNIYI, Abayomi

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ISAIAH, Tope Paul

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DAMISA, Oke Emmanuel

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GODFREY, Agbokhade Ajabiowe PEARCE, Adewale Babajide

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AWOYEMI, AriyoAina

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SESAY, Femi Victor

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Examination Malpractice Intentionally disrupted an election conducted by the Faculty of Education students Intentionally disrupted an election conducted by the Faculty of Education students Usage of a fellow student’s ATM card without consent Theft Acted in a suspicious manner leading to commission of an offence at Oke-Odo area at an unreasonable time Examination Malpractice Theft

Business & Soc. Sciences Education

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Agriculture

Warned & Rusticated tor 1st Semester of 2011/2012 Warned & Rusticated tor 1st Semester of 2011/2012 Expulsion

Science

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Arts

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Science

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Information & Communication Science

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Belonged to an unregistered association

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IJADAKINRO, Adebayo Akinlabi

10/52HA062

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AKANJI, Opeyemi Olasunkanmi ONIFADE, Abdulrasheed

07/55EB016

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WORANADE, Christiana Adebowale

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ABDULLAHI, Isah

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EWOMATE, Nancy

10/15CB070

Business & Soc. Sciences Arts

Expulsion

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Presented a false GSE 301 result with the intention to cause confusion in the computation of her result Examination Malpractice Deliberately destroyed the property of a fellow student

Rusticated for one Academic session and to pay Restitution fee for the damaged property of the affected student.

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UZOKA, I. Chioma

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Deliberately destroyed the properties of a fellow student

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MUSTAPHA, Tope Jamiu

09/55EG093

Theft

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76 Unilorin athletes to vie for honours at 24 NUGA Games

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s the 24 edition of the Nigeria University Games Association (NUGA) Games kick off at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), IleIfe, this Wednesday (February 12, 2014), the University of Ilorin has announced that it would be represented at the games by a contingent of 76 athletes (male and female). In a statement made available to Unilorin Bulletin last Friday (February 7, 2014), the University’s Director of Sports, Prof. A. A. Adesoye, said that Team Unilorin would compete for honours in eight sporting events, including athletics, badminton, basketball, chess,

judo, taekwondo, squash and swimming. According to Prof. Adesoye, the Unilorin contingent would be accompanied by nine coaches and six other officials. The Director of Sports, who disclosed that “Team Unilorin athletes have been in camp since February 1, 2014 in preparation for the games”, pointed out that “the University administration has been very supportive of the team.” Prof. Adesoye added that the athletes are determined to make the University proud in the games, which is expected to end on Saturday, February 22, 2014.

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he Women Committee of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions, Kwara State Council, will pay a working visit to the University of Ilorin Branch this Thursday, February 13, 2014. According to a statement by the Chairperson, NASU Women Wing, Comrade Margaret Adeola Oyedepo, the visit is part of the state-wide tour to sensitise the female members of the Union in Kwara State. Comrade Oyedepo, who is also the Unilorin NASU Branch Treasurer, urged all female NASU members in the University to assemble at the Auditorium basement by 11.00a.m. for a brief meeting with officials of the Women Committee. An itinerary of the Committee obtained by Unilorin Bulletin indicated that the state-wide tour

would commence on Monday, February 10, 2014 with a visit to the Michael Imoudu Institute of Labour Studies (MILS), Ilorin; the National Centre for Agricultural Mechanisation (NCAM), Idofian; the Kwara State College of Education, Oro; and the Federal Polytechnic, Offa. On the second day, Tuesday, February 11, 2014, the Committee is scheduled to visit the College of Education (Technical), Lafiagi. On Day Three, Wednesday, February 12, 2014, the Community will visit the National Stored Products Research Institute (NSPRI), Ilorin; the College ofArabic and Islamic Studies (CAILS), Ilorin; the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Ilorin, while it will be the turn of the University of Ilorin and the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) on Thursday, February 13, 2014.


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SUMMARY OF RECEIPTS & PAYMENTS FOR THE PERIOD 31 January to 6 February, 2014 RECEIPTS Transcript Scroll Order of Proceeding Academic Gown Rent on University Property Co-operative Printout Income Generated from Unilorin (89.3.) FM Student I.D Card Clinic Registration Form Contractor Registration Form Change of Course T-Shirt Contractor Registration Fees Fitness Centre Restitution (Hotel Accommodation Charges) Contractor (Pre-qualification Tender) Overpayment Total Receipts for the Period PAYMENTS: Payment to Contractors/Suppliers: Jomanet Ent. Repainting of Senate Building Elegance Motors Supply of Totoya Ambulance Cytech Engr & Chemical Ltd Painting of Faculty Building Cert 3 Monar Tech Computer Tech Supply of Electronic Furniture Padson Industries Ltd Supply of Tricycle to Veterinary Medicine Aquapick Ent. Nig Additional work on supply of Broadcast Equipment MFCS Multi Invest. Ltd Painting of Faculty of Arts 4Sight Printing Press Printing of Additional 2012/2013 Annual Report Cosmic Insurance Broker Add. Motor Vehicl e Insurance Jan-Jun2014 Plaza Du Mirabilis Hotel Expenses OTHER PAYMENT S: Various i.e Refunds, DTAs, Learned Conference, Imprest etc Purchase Advance Faculty of Basic Medical External Examiner Prof Y.K.E. Ibrahim Honorarium N.Y.S.C January 2014 Corpers’ Allowance ICAN Accreditation Expenses Ceremonial Committee Order of Proceedings Unilorin Guest House Catering Services Institute of Education Internet Installation Alh.Sidikat Mosunmola Lawal Burial Expenses Mr. P.K. Bamidele 2014 Palmgroove Residence Association Due Mr. P.K. Bamidele 2014 Lagos Land Use Charge Mrs. Abdulsalam Khadijat. O Staff Development Award Prof. Raheem Adebayo Lawal Institutional Branding Workshop Fakunle Yisa Moronfola Visit to Nottingham University Ige. E. Jide Staff Development Award Olotu Olanrewaju Thomas Staff Development Award Unilorin Press 500 Copies of Inaugural Book Mr. E.D. Obafemi AUA Annual Conference , UK Unilorin Guest Houses Catering Services Ismael Funsho Yusuph Staf f Development Award Baba Dare Abubakar Staff Development Award Agaja Toluwalope. M. Staff Development Award UMFB/Works Departtment Honorarium To Works Staff on Convocation Akande Hussein Olanrewaju Internet Connection Abisoye Farouk Office Equipment for Committee Use Unilorin Petrol MGT Board Diesel to FM Radio & Marcopolo Unilorin Press Printing of Matriculation Oath UMFB/Centre for Ilorin Studies Books to Library Unilorin Petrol MGT Board Diesel to Central Power Station Total Payments for the Period

Signed A. S. YUSUF (FCA), Bursar

AMOUNT 153,000.00 5,350.00 7,850.00 6,000.00 154,600.00 3,000.00 2,466,406.70 7,000.00 5,500.00 9,000.00 10,000.00 2,700.00 58,000.00 1,000.00 50,000.00 625,000.00 200.00 N3,564,606.70

4,398,938.07 9,922,500.00 530,401.13 105,000.00 481,000.00 189,776.50 2,788,391.11 200,000.00 655,162.35 9,755.90 8,787,437.02 10,295,705.62 414,000.00 199,024.07 367,000.00 60,000.00 1,700,243.10 182,182.00 191,500.00 200,000.00 200,000.00 113,936.55 130,000.00 248,800.00 443,700.00 130,000.00 150,000.00 147,000.00 1,167,650.00 392,000.00 130,000.00 150,000.00 150,000.00 415,000.00 100,000.00 20,500.00 416,950.00 528,988.32 100,000.00 3,366,000.00 N50,178,541.74


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The authorities of the University of Ilorin have refuted reports that a building under construction collapsed. ('UNILORIN denies reported building collapse', The Guardian, Friday, January 31, 2014, p.6) A University of Ilorin graduate of Political Science, Mr. Tokunbo Adedoja, has been appointed Editor of Thisday on Sunday newspaper. ('Tokunbo Adedoja Now Editor, Thisday, The Sunday paper', Thisday, Sunday, February 2, 2014, pp.1&6) A former Head of Department of Political Science, University of Ilorin, Dr. Emmanuel Ojo, has described the proposed national dialogue by the Federal Government as unfortunate. ('SAN, political scientist fault National confab', The Herald, Monday, February 3, 2014, p.3) Prof. Badmas Lanre Yusuf of the Department of Religions, University of Ilorin, has urged those in the corridors of power in the country to better the lots of their people, while delivering a lecture organised by the Young Muslim Brothers and Sisters of Nigeria. ('Political position, test of integrity - Don', The Herald, Monday, February 3, 2014, p.3) A200 level student of the Department of Computer Science, University of Ilorin, Mr. John Usman, has won the grand prize at the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) contest, entitled 'Pathways to a Culture of Peace', recently held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. ('Unilorin student wins UNESCO contest', , Peoples Daily, Tuesday, February 4, 2014,p.9;See also ‘Unilorin Student wins UNESCO contest', Nigerian Tribune, Tuesday, February 4, 2014, p.13, The Issues, Radio Kwara , same date, 7:30 a.m.; 'Unilorin Student wins UNESCO contest', www.Vanguardngr.com, Monday, February 3,2014; 'www.punchng.com, Monday, February 3,2014; A newspaper has published a photograph of the Dein of Agbor Kingdom and the Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, His Royal Majesty Dr. Benjamin Ikenchuku with the Japanese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Ryuichi Shoji, at the th 54 anniversary of Japan-Nigeria diplomatic relations, held recently in Lagos, ('Emissaries in pictures', Leadership, Tuesday, February 4, 2014, p.28) Prof. Badmas Lanre Yusuf of the Department of Religions, University of Ilorin, has cautioned politicians against using the youth in a negative way, while delivering a lecture at the Maolud

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Nabiyy celebration organised by the Badirudeen IslamAsalat Circle of Nigeria, Ilorin Branch. ('Don cautions Nigerian politicians against using youth negatively', The Herald, Wednesday, February 5, 2014, p.5; See also 'Don cautions politicians against using youth for ulterior purpose', National Pilot, Thursday, February 6, 2014, p.24) The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Ilorin Chapter, has elected new Executive Committee members that will pilot the affairs of the union. ('Unilorin gets new ASUU exco as VC commissions hostel', Nigerian Pilot, Wednesday, February 5, 2014, p.21) Hameed Muritala of the University of Ilorin has reported that the Student Union Government of the institution will soon organise a conference tagged: 'Women Participation in Governance'. ('Students set for women conference on politicking', National Mirror, Thursday, February 6, 2014, p.21; See also, 'Unilorin SUG to hold conference on women in governance, Nigerian Tribune, Thursday, February, 6, 2014, p.17) The University of Ilorin Chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has commissioned an 80 -bedroom female hostel. ('UNILORIN ASUU constructs 80-bedroom female hostel', Thisday, Wednesday, February 5, 2014, p.39; See also, 'Ambali Commissions ASUU hostel project', Nigerian Tribune, Thursday, February 6, 2014, p.26;'Unilorin ASUU builds N7.28m female hostel', Peoples Daily, Tuesday, February 4, 2014, p.7) ) The Ag. Head of the Department of Mass Communication, University of Ilorin, Mr. Mahmoud Abdulraheem, has urged students to shun all sorts of examination malpractices as the first semester examinations get underway. ('Students warned against exam malpractice', National Mirror, Thursday, February 6, 2014, p.24) Wale Bakare of the University of Ilorin, has reported the hosting of some members of Union of Campus Journalists by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. AbdulGaniyuAmbali. ('Unilorin celebrates campus journalists', National Mirror, Thursday, February 6, p.25) A photograph of the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, the Deputy Director, Corporate Affairs, Mr. Kunle Akogun, and members of the Union of Campus Journalists, has been published. (National Mirror, Thursday, February 6, p.25)


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States, and other negative developments in the society while blaming the entertainment industry for promoting inanities. ('Bestiality and other inanities', Daily Newswatch, Friday, February 7, 2013, back page.)

New Appointments The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, has approved the following new appointments:

Name Dr. Olaitan Sulyman Balogun

Department Civil Engineering

Mrs. R. T. Adebiyi Dr. (Mrs.) M. O. AbdulRaheem Dr. M. T. Ajayi

Quantity Surveying Urban and Regional Planning Estate Management

Appointment Ag. Director, National Centre for Hydropower Research and Development (NACHRED). Ag. Head, Department of Surveying and Geo-Informatics Coordinator, Department of Architecture Coordinator, Department of Quantity Surveying Coordinator, Department Urban and Regional Planning Ag. Head, Department of Estate Management

Dr. A. Babalola

Surveying and Geo-Informatics Architecture

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Mr. Z. I. Adedo

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“Efficacy of Self-Instructional Talk and Multi-component Technique in Reducing Occupational Stress among Teachers in Command Schools in Nigeria” “Production and Evaluation of Chemical Stabilizers from Locust Bean Pod Epicarp for Stabilization of Weak Soils”

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A Study of Liquefaction Potential of Soils and its Mitigation in Lagos Megacity, Nigeria”

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Quotes of the Week A young man who does not have what it takes to perform military service is not likely to have what it takes to make a living. Today's military rejects include tomorrow's hard-core unemployed. - John F. Kennedy After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.

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ne of the secrets of Unilorin's enduring peace, stability and progress is its uncommon blessing with a succession of purposeful leadership and a consistently committed workforce, joined, like Siamese twins, in a single-minded drive for excellence. This unity of purpose, more than anything else, has been the cutting edge of the University of Ilorin for over a decade now, a situation that has been responsible for its serial laurel winning streak, especially its back-to-back Webometric ranking as the best University in Nigeria for three consecutive years (2009, 2010 and 2011). Its lecturers and students have also been showing class at national and international forums even as the University has become the most sought-after institution in the country by sundry admission seekers. This culture of conscientious leadership and supportive followership is so contagious at the University of Ilorin that staff unions have invariably become partners in progress with the management as against the cat-and-mouse syndrome that often characterises the relationship between workers and managements in many universities in the country. Indeed, as I said on this page on August 26, 2013, “the fulcrum of the activities of workers' unions at the University of Ilorin these past few years is a classical study in visionary and developmental unionism.” Nothing demonstrated this assertion better than two successive events that took place on the campus two weeks ago. On Wednesday, January 29, 2014, the University's Chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) pulled through what could be described as a feat that is unprecedented in the annals of university education in the country with the commissioning of a N7.3 million hostel project that was wholly internally-financed by ASUU. And on the following day, Thursday, January 30, 2014, the same Union held a hitch-free Congress that threw up a new set of leaders in a classically seamless transition of power. The hostel project, which foundation was laid on Monday, August 5, 2013, by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, was completed in a record time of five months. It is ASUU's way of contributing to the reduction of hostel accommodation challenges facing students of the University. Indeed, as the Vice-Chancellor said during the commissioning, the hostel project, the first of its kind by any

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Union in any University in Nigeria, has shown Unilorin ASUU as an epitome of exemplary leadership and purposeful unionism. If ASUU's hostel project is worthy of emulation, its peaceful Congress and rancour-free change of leadership baton also commends itself to all lovers of democracy both at union level and in the larger society. And the presence of electoral officials from the national electoral body, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at the January 30th ASUU Congress was instructive. The cankerworm of sit-tight leadership was not allowed to fester, as the Chairman, Prof. Wahab Egbewole did only one term, a very action-packed one term that has taken Unilorin ASUU to greater heights. Electioneering rancour, that is fast becoming the bane of Nigerian national politics, did not have a place in Unilorin ASUU politics, as a superb consensusbuilding mechanism had already been perfected, leading to the seamless emergence of the new leaders. A clear indication that Unilorin ASUU would continue its progressive strides under its new Chairman, Dr. AbdulRasheed Adeoye, was gleaned from the interview the Performing Arts expert granted Unilorin Bulletin a couple of days after his election. Hear him: “The present Union will not be a mumu Union, the same way the present Union will not be a bolekaja Union. We will not criticise for the fun of it. We will not make noise because we want to make noise. Media is good but there won't be media hype and we will not blackmail the management. What we will do is to help the management to grow and the only way is to be proactive. As far back as 1999, the National Executive Committee of ASUU, through the Maiduguri Declaration, has actually directed ASUU Chapters in the Universities to do everything to help university managements to succeed. We will not deviate from this.” Indeed, empirical evidence shows that Unilorin ASUU has indeed been faithful, over the years, to this directive of the Union's national body. And if the new Executive Committee continues with that trend, it would be a demonstration of leadership continuity, a legacy of constructive unionism, the type that can truly uplift a society. It is noteworthy that this trend of progressive unionism is also being demonstrated by the other staff unions – SSANU, NASU and NAAT – at the University. Town & Gown congratulates the new ASUU Executive Committee members and wishes them a resounding success in the task ahead.

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