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

June 10, 2013

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Unilorin gets new 1000-room hostel next year This Week NASE institutes award in honour of Unilorin VC Don proffers solution to Israeli Palestinian conflict th Ugbomoiko delivers 134 Inaugural Lecture VC inaugurates CILS Board Ilorin community honours Oloyede for exemplary service 2012/2013 End of Year Stock Taking Ondo students honour ex-Registrar, others Unilorin don stages photography, painting exhibition Academic Cooperative Society honours VC, others

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The VC, Prof. Ambali (left) and the MD, AlphaMorgan Capital, Mr. Buraimoh after the meeting

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he hope of the authorities of the University of Ilorin to substantially reduce the hostel accommodation challenges on the campus may soon come to fruition as a private developer has vowed to complete the construction of a 1000-room hostel facility in the institution byAugust 2014.

This news was broken to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, and members of his management team last Wednesday (June 5, 2013) by the Managing Director of Alpha-Morgan Capital, Mr. Ade (Contd. on page 3) Buraimoh.

We're giving positive image to Nigeria - Ambali By Olusegun Mokuolu

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The VC, Prof. Ambali (left) with the Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Oshodi-Glover, during the visit. EDITORIAL BOARD

he Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, has noted that the University is projecting Nigeria's image positively in the comity of nations through its accomplishments that have earned it national and international accolades. Prof. Ambali made this declaration last Monday (June 3, 2013) when he received the new Commissioner of Police (CP) in Kwara State, Mr. Agboola Oshodi-Glover, who visited him in his office. The Vice-Chancellor said, “We are giving good image to Nigeria. We project Nigeria positively. We value our contributions to the nation and we don't want to lose it,� He added that parents, members of the National Assembly and the international community have recognised and applauded the positive contributions the University is making to the growth of the country. (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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Prof. Ambali welcoming the Commandant, Nigerian Army School of Education (NASE), Brig. Gen. Femi Orimogunje, to the University last Friday.

The Registrar, Mr. Obafemi (left) with the ViceChancellor, Prof. Ambali, during the meeting with the management of Alpha-Morgan Capital, last Wednesday.

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L-R: Mr. Ibrahim Ambali, Prof. Ambali, the ViceChancellor; his wife, Mrs. Hassanat Ambali (cuddling little Ismail Ambali) and Mrs. Rabiat Ambali, the baby’s mother, after the naming ceremony last Saturday.

The Director,Centre for Ilorin Studies (CILS), Prof. A.G.A.S. Oladosu, making his remarks during the inauguration of the Centre's Board while Prof. I. Adimula (right) and Mr. B. Badmus, members of the Board, watch.

Members of the CILS Board with the Vice-Chancellor and Principal Officers of the University, after the inauguration.

L-R: The representative of the Bursar, Mr. B. Badmus; the University Librarian, Dr. J. O. Omoniyi; the DVC (Academic), Prof. R. A. Lawal and the DVC (RTI), Prof. F. Oladele during the visit of the new Kwara State Police Commissioner to the University.

The Studio Manager, Unilorin 89.3 FM, Mr. Segun Alabi (left) presenting the award of best radio personality which he recently won, to the Deputy Director, Corporate Affairs, Mr. Kunle Akogun.

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L-R: Alhaji L.A.K. Jimoh, Justice Mutallab Ambali and Alhaji Woru Solihu, members and adviser of the Board of the Centre for Ilorin Studies, during the inauguration last Wednesday.


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New 1,000 - room hostel ready next year (Contd. from front page)

Mr. Buraimoh, who was briefing the University management on the progress made on the project, disclosed that the company had decided to scale up the initial plan of 300 rooms to 3,000 rooms, which he explained would be completed in three phases. He pointed out that the first phase of 1,000 rooms will be ready for use byAugust next year. He said that the company had contacted one of the leading architectural companies in Nigeria to design and build the hostels. This, he explained, was necessary to avoid any breakdown on the project and to ensure that it is completed within the proposed date of completion. Mr. Buraimoh disclosed that the proposed hostel buildings will consist of three floors for undergraduate students and four floors for postgraduate students. In his response, the Vice-Chancellor commended the effort of the company, saying that the University was anxiously awaiting the commencement of the project. Prof. Ambali assured Mr. Braimoh that the University management was making efforts to provide utilities on the campus, pointing out that plans were on going to expand water supply on the campus and to have a dedicated line from the Power Holding Company of

Nigeria (PHCN) to guarantee regular electricity supply. The Vice-Chancellor however told the developer that the University has a tradition of not having abandoned projects. He maintained that apart from being known for its academic excellence, the University of Ilorin also wants to be known for having good aesthetic environment and charged the investor to use the hostel project to add aesthetic value to the University. With the Vice-Chancellor at the meeting were the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Prof. R. A. Lawal; the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Management Services), Prof. Y. M. Fakunle; the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (RTI), Prof. F. A. Oladele; the Registrar, Mr. E. D. Obafemi; the Bursar, Mr. Ayo Sijuwola; the University Librarian, Dr. J. O. Omoniyi; the Director, Physical Planning Unit, Mr. A. Adesiyun; the Director of Works, Mr. M. S. Sanni; the Director, Legal Services, Mr. Dare Akanbi and the Deputy Director, CorporateAffairs, Mr. K. I.Akogun. On the Alpha Morgan Capital team at the meeting were Miss Tosin Ilesanmi, Mr. Franklin Ndubiokwu and Toyin Cowlerick fromATOArchitects Ltd.

NASE institutes award in honour of Unilorin VC By Olusegun Mokuolu

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he Nigerian Army School of Education (NASE) has instituted a yearly award for the best behaved graduating student in the school in honour of the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof.AbdulGaniyuAmbali. The NASE Commandant, Brig. Gen. Femi Orimogunje, who disclosed this last Friday (June 6, 2012) when he visited the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ambali, in his office, noted that the award became necessary in order to give the University the recognition it deserves. He commended the Vice-Chancellor for his commitment to human capital development and thanked the University for its supports to NASE in the areas of moderation of its NCE examinations and marking of scripts. The NASE Commandant also thanked the University for offering admission to deserving officers' children. He disclosed that about 80 percent of the resource persons for the school's Executive Management course are from the University of Ilorin. In his remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof.

Ambali, assured the NASE Commandant of the continued support of the University for the institution, stressing that supporting NASE is part of the core mandate of the University. Prof. Ambali described the relationship between the two institutions as symbiotic as he noted that the Army helps with the prevention of unrest while the University helps in the training of his personnel. The Vice-Chancellor called on the Army to help train the University security staff particularly in undercover assignments. He also urged NASE to take advantage of courses offered by the University's Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies (CPSS). Prof. Ambali thanked the school for instituting the award for the best behaved graduating student and promised to attend the school's next graduation taking place on June 28this year. On Brig. Gen. Orimogunje's entourage were: Col. C. A. Bossman, Col. Y. Z. Momoh, Lt. Col. Bob Ewemade and Capt. M. L. Williams.

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New Kwara Police boss assures Unilorin of support

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He noted that the University is very unique as it has maintained a stable academic calendar for over a decade. This, according to him, is due to the peaceful atmosphere on campus. The Vice-Chancellor explained that the University has zero tolerance for cultism and other anti-social behaviour, thanking the police authorities for partnering the University to fight cultism. Stating that most of the students in the University are disciplined and well- behaved, Prof. Ambali however said that a few bad ones among them are being fished out. Prof. Ambali expressed his condolences to the Kwara State Police Command over the death of the former Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Chinwike Asadu, who he described as a friend of the University. He congratulated the new Commissioner of

Police on his appointment and wished him a successful tenure. The Vice-Chancellor assured the new Police boss of the University's cooperation, noting that the University had enjoyed a good working relationship with the law enforcement agents in the state and tasked the Commissioner to be ready to help the University whenever he is called upon. In his remarks, the new Police Commissioner, Mr. Oshodi-Glover said that he was on familiarisation visits to stakeholders in the state with a view to strengthening the joint work on community policing. He assured the University of the support and cooperation of the Police in ensuring the security of life and property on campus and the larger community. The CP was accompanied by the Divisional Police Officer, Tanke Police Station, Mr. Yinka Hassan. Ojo.

Don proffers solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict By Felix Michael

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research Associate from the Institute of French Research in Africa (IFRA) University of Ibadan, Dr. Manuel Reinert, has described the imposition of an agreement by a third party as the best solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Dr. Reinert disclosed this while delivering a lecture entitled “The Second Intifada: Paradigm of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” at the Faculty of Arts Board Room, University of Ilorin recently. The don noted that if the Israeli-Palestinan conflict will be brought to an end, there is a need for the interest of the two parties involved to be represented as the conflict involves two parties with unequal strengths. According to him, “there will be no fair agreement between the two parties as we have an Israel that is too powerful and will not relinquish power to a weak Palestine if it doesn't have to”. Dr. Reinert, who presented books donated by the

Institute to the History and International Studies Department of the University of Ilorin, disclosed that the conflict which is not a religious one has a religious coloration. “It is not a religious conflict but it has relationship with religion as you have religious organisations competing against each other in both countries”. Speaking on the relationship between Boko Haram and Al-Qaeda, Dr. Reinert asserted that terrorism should be looked at from a local context and not as a general force plaguing the nations of the world. Earlier in his address, the chief organiser of the event, Dr. Ibrahim Jawondo commended the Institute of African Studies and the guest lecturer as well as the Department of History and International Studies and the University as a whole for allowing such an important lecture to hold in the University.

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he 134 Inaugural Lecture of the University of Ilorin holds this Thursday (June 13, 2013) at the University Auditorium, beginning from 5.00 p.m. prompt. The lecturer is Prof. Uade Samuel Ugbomoiko of the Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science. The title of the lecture, which holds under the Chairmanship of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, is “That We May Lay Siege.” Members of the University community and the larger public are cordially invited.

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VC inaugurates CILS Board By Olusegun Mokuolu

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Board to drive the vision and goal of the Centre for Ilorin Studies (CILS) has been inaugurated by the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof.AmdulGaniyuAmbali. Inaugurating the nine-member Board headed by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Prof. Bayo Lawal, at the Council Chamber last Tuesday (June 4, 2013), Prof. Ambali noted that the establishment of the Centre is in line with international best practices. The Vice-Chancellor added that the University of Ilorin has attained an international status and that the history of the University cannot be complete without the history of Ilorin town. Prof. Ambali urged the new Board members to ensure that the history of Ilorin is properly documented. He stated that the Board is made up of experts from all fields of life. Among its terms of reference, the Board is expected to: collect, catalogue and preserve digital copies of manuscripts on Arabic, religion, history and cultural heritage of Ilorin, and collect and preserve electronic and hard copies of publications of Ilorin indigene scholars in all disciplines. The Board will also collect and preserve electronic and hard copies of publications relating to Ilorin Emirate by the lecturers of the University in all disciplines and collect and preserve all publications relating to Ilorin Emirate from any part of the world. The Vice-Chancellor added that the Board is also expected to publish regular bulletins on Ilorin studies and collaborate with other concerned institutions and organisations to publish journals, books or documents on socio-cultural issues relating to Ilorin Emirate. In his response, the Chairman of the CILS Board,

Prof. Lawal, commended the immediate past ViceChancellor of the University, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, for conceiving the idea of the Centre. He said that the establishment of such a Centre was long overdue, stating that there is need to document Ilorin scholars and scholarship works on Ilorin. Describing Ilorin as a cultural melting pot and very strategic as a gateway to northern Nigeria, Prof. Lawal pledged the commitment of the Board to the realisation of the goal and vision of the Centre. Earlier in his remarks, the Director, Centre for Ilorin Studies, Prof. A. G. A. S. Oladosu, noted that the establishment of the Centre is in line with national and international best practices as exemplified by similar centres within and outside the country. Prof. Oladosu pointed out that the Centre is mandated to acquire Ilorin Emirate related manuscripts and publications in Arabic and other languages, particularly, those of them that border on historical, religious, cultural, and other features of growth and development. Other members of the Board are: the Registrar, Mr. E. D. Obafemi; the Bursar, Mr. Ayo Sijuwola; the University Librarian, Dr. J. O Omoniyi; the Dean, Faculty of Arts, Prof. Charles Bodunde; the Director, Centre for Ilorin Studies, Prof. Oladosu; the Director, COMSIT, Prof. I. A. Adimula; a prominent historian and Ilorin community leader, Alhaji L. A. K. Jimoh and the former Grand Khadi of Kwara State, Justice Mutalib Ambali (rtd.). While the Mogaji Nda of Ilorin, Alhaji Woru Solihu, will serve as a link between the Board and the Emir's palace; the Secretary, Centre for Ilorin Studies, Mrs. R. A. Babamale, will serve as Secretary to the Board.

PUBLIC NOTICE Centre for Research Development and In-House Training (CREDIT)

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he programme provides support to high-level and promising research projects in the following fields of science and technology: earth sciences, engineering sciences, information technology and computer sciences, materials science including nanotechnology, pharmaceutical sciences and renewable energy to enable them purchase the research facilities they need to enhance their productivity. Individual applicants must be nationals of OIC Member States (Nigeria inclusive), with a PhD, some research experience, but at the beginning of their careers. They should hold positions at universities or research institutions in one of the OIC countries and under the age of 40 years. 路 A research Grant amounts to a maximum of US$15,000 and normally provided for a period of 18 months and is renewable once. 路 A grant may be used to purchase scientific equipment, consumables and specialised literature textbooks and proceedings only). The grant does not cover salaries of researchers and/or students, field expenses, travel expenses and/or participation in international conference. Please visit http//twas.ictp.it/prog/grants/twas-comstech-joint-research-grants for more details. Deadline:August 31st, each year.

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Ilorin community honours Oloyede for exemplary service By Abdulgaffar Arikewuyo

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embers of Ilorin community have honoured the immediate past Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, for his remarkable and dynamic leadership during his tenure at the University. At the reception in honour of the former ViceChancellor, held on Sunday, June 2, 2013, the pioneer Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Comission (ICPC), Justice Mustapha Akanbi, who was also the Chairman of the occasion, said that Ilorin people are ever grateful to everyone who serves them well. Justice Akanbi said, “During his time in office, Prof. Oloyede was able to admit quite a number of Ilorin indigenes and I bear testimony to the fact that the pressure I was having from people is unbelievable, but let me say that Oloyede was able to assist a lot of our sons and daughters.� The retired jurist described Prof. Oloyede as a disciplinarian, stating that during his tenure in office, the University never had any problem of cultism or any form of indiscipline on campus. He said the Ilorin community feels the only way they can appreciate him for helping to raise the flag of the University high is to organise such a reception in his honour.

Justice Akanbi also commended the former Vice Chancellor for the establishment of the Centre for Ilorin Studies, stating that the people of Ilorin will continue to appreciate it. In his remarks, Prof. Oloyede thanked the organisers of the event for finding him worthy of the honour, stating that the event meant a lot to him and his family. Prof. Olyede, who attended the event with members of his immediate family, said he had realised that he is loved by many people in Ilorin. He said that the event had sent the right signal to him that the elders of Ilorin are showing the upcoming ones the right path to follow, adding that since he came to Ilorin, he has never had any cause to regret his stay. Among dignitaries at the event were the Vice Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali; the Vice-Chancellor, Kwara State University, Prof. Abdulrasheed Na-Allah; a former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Oba Abdulraheem; the immediate past Chairman of the Council of the University of Ilorin, Alhaji Saka Saadu; a representative of the Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Saka Onimago; and the governorship candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in the 2011 election, Mr. Dele Belgore,SAN.

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he National Association of Ondo State Students (NAOSS), University of Ilorin Chapter, has honoured the immediate past Registrar of the University, Mrs. Olufolake Oladunni Oyeyemi and other distinguished indigenes of Ondo State, as part of activities marking the 2013 Cocoa/Bitumen Day celebrations. At the event, held on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, the former Registrar was invested as the Grand Matron of the Association. Other personalities honoured at the occasion included the Deji of Akureland, Oba Adebiyi Adesida, Afunbiowo II, the immediate past Attorney General of Ondo State, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede; Dr Modupe Omololu of Dayspring Medical Centre, Ilorin and Mr. Atanlogun Bankole of the Centre for Ilorin Studies, University of Ilorin. In his remarks, the former Attorney General of Ondo State, Mr. Jegede, commended Mrs. Oyeyemi for her contributions to the service of the University.

Noting that the quality of graduates produced by Nigerian universities has declined over the years, Mr. Jegede, who was represented by the immediate past Chairman of the Governing Board, Rufus Giwa Polytechnic Owo, Dr Laoye Adegoke, charged the students to strive to make a difference by being employers of labour after graduation. He pointed out that having a university certificate is not a guarantee for a meal ticket, saying, “Life after graduation is what you make it to be as individuals. Our entrepreneurial spirit is our priceless commodity. Life after graduation should be a valuable addition to our society, where the average graduate should look for a way to contribute to the economy.” The former Attorney General, who enjoined the Federal Government to create an enabling environment for human capital development, urged the Government to tackle the challenge of epileptic power supply in order to boost the economy of the country.

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lecturer at the Department of the Performing Arts, University of Ilorin, Mr. Adesina Adegbite, has staged a Photography and Painting Exhibition in Ilorin. Organised by the Photo Arts Foundation in Africa and sponsored by the Alliance Francaise, the exhibition, themed “African Woman: Her Pains, Her Travails and Gains”, was jointly staged with Mr. Joel Ndaceko Alasan of the Department of Fine and Applied Arts, Kwara State College of Education, Ilorin.

According to Mr. Adegbite, the exhibition was the first of its kind, aimed at celebrating the aspirations of the African woman and conveying messages through the visual arts to the general public. He added that the African woman needs to be celebrated for her generosity in love, foresight, being industrious, the agony of childbirth, seeking the best for her children, supporting her husband and keeping the family together despite challenges in the society and for the preservation of culture.

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Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Prof. R. A. Lawal and the University Librarian, Dr. J. O. Omoniyi, would be honoured with the Distinguished Leadership Award of the Society. Also to be honoured at the meeting are: the President of Unilorin Staff Multi-Purpose Cooperative Union Limited, Prof. R. W. Omotoye and the Head of Finance and Banking Department, Kwara State Ministry of Commerce and Cooperatives, Ilorin.

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SUMMARY OF RECEIPTS & PAYMENTS FOR THE PERIOD 30th May to 6 June, 2013 RECEIPTS AMOUNT Academic Transcript 346,000.00 Scroll 15,850.00 Order of Proceedings 19,600.00 Academic Gown 10,000.00 Change of Course 25,000.00 Housing Loan Form 1,000.00 Payslip Printout 3,700.00 Clinic Registration 3,500.00 Contractor Registration Fees 9,000.00 Student I.D. Card 5,400.00 T/Shirt 1,200.00 Verification 21,000.00 Undergraduate Student Charges 13,750.00 I.O.E Form 200,000.00 Contractor Registration 7,000.00 Total Receipts for the Period 682,000.00 PAYMENTS Payment to Contractors/Suppliers: Kutu Associates Rehabilitation of Faculty of Veterinary. Medicine Azzima Nig Ltd ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, Westfield Global Const Ltd ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, OTHER PAYMENTS: Various, Security related, Refund, etc. Purchase Advance Total Payments for the Period Signed AYO SIJUWOLA BURSAR

3,776,385.37 4,775,731.03 1,581,733.13 5,709,375.00 107,450.00 15,950,674.53

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he ASUU Executive Council has been allocated a piece of land on campus to prosecute its hostel accommodation project. As a step towards the fulfillment of this project, the Executive Council hereby invites contractors to bid for the construction of the project. This project is a 20-room Hostel accommodation for female students. Interested contractors are requested to submit their bids within one week of the publication of this Tender Notice. All bids should be accompanied by the following documents: (i) Certificate of Company Registration; (ii) Profile of the Company (iii) List of related jobs already/earlier done with the certificates of completion; and (iv) Other proofs of competence.

Dr. P. O. Balogun Secretary-General

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GOOD GRAMMAR Don't say/write: Say/ write: Don't say/ write: Say/write: Don't say/ write: Say/write: Don't say/ write: Say/write:

The half year is almost spent. Half the year is almost spent. We could see the man moving fast. We could see the man move fast. The principal neither speaks French norArabic. The principal speaks neither French norArabic. Aman’s academic gown is not different from a woman. Aman’s academic gown is not different from a woman’s.

Hale& Hearty Store your toothbrush in hygienic places Store your brush strategically: Not only brushing but also keeping the toothbrush germ free after use is equally important. After using rinse it thoroughly, leaving no paste or debris left and store it upright in an open holder. Keeping it away from other brushes and sink or toilet area will prevent the chances of cross infection.

LAUGH LINES Akpos went for church service one Sunday and stole the church’s wall clock after the service. He was caught and when asked why he did that, he responded by saying that the Pastor preached that God's time is the best!

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practitioner, Mr. Femi Falana, at the launch of the Law Journal of the Unilorin Law Students Society, have been published. ('Mukhtar and anti-corruption war in the judiciary', The Punch, Monday, June 3, 2013, pp.68 and 70; see also, 'The anti-corruption war in the Judiciary: How far? How well?' The Nation, Tuesday, June 4, 2013, p.38) Some students of the University of Ilorin are beneficiaries of the bursary awarded by the Ilorin Emirate Descendant Progressive Union, (IEDPU) ('214 students get IEDPU bursary award', Daily Sun, Monday, June 3, 2013, p.12) A 200 level student of the Department of Education Technology in the University of Ilorin, Babatunde Lukman, who was diagnosed of kidney disease, urgently needs N5 million to undergo surgery for the treatment of the ailment. ('Students battle to save colleague suffering from renal disease…Needs N5m to live', Daily Sun, Tuesday, June 4, 2013, p.32) A lecturer in the University of Ilorin has written an opinion article on the position taken by the House of Representatives concerning homosexual marriage. ('The law on homosexual marriage', The Nation, Tuesday, June 4, 2013, p.20) A dinner has been organised in honour of the immediate past Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, in Ilorin. ('Belgore blames NGF division on Presidency', The Nation, same date, p.60; see also 'Accolades for exUnilorin VC Oloyede', The Herald, Friday, June 7, 2013, p.5) A University of Ilorin don, Prof. Hassan Salihu of the Department of Political Science, has enjoined the Nigerian Governors Forum to resolve their grievances in the interest of the nation. ('Don urges govs to reconcile', Daily Trust, Tuesday, June 4, 2013, p.12) A consultant paediatrician with the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), Prof. Abdulwahab Johnson, has disclosed that air pollution could cause miscarriage. ('Pollution can cause miscarriage', The Herald, Wednesday, June 5, 2013, p.2) A student of the Kwara State Polytechnic reportedly shot by the police is receiving treatment at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital. ('AIG sympathises with KwaraPoly…victim assured of make-up exams', The Herald, same date, p.3; see also, 'AIG, Kwara Poly Council visit shot student', National Pilot, Thursday, 6-9 June, 2013,


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p.4) Ø The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, has advocated peaceful co-existence among citizens of the country at the first national conference of the Centre for Ilorin Studies held recently. ('Unilorin VC tasks govt on peace, security', Daily Sun, Wednesday, June 5, 2013, p.27) Ø A University of Ilorin don, Prof. (Mrs.) Sidikat Ijaiya, has called for stiff penalties against students who engage in examination malpractices. ('Don wants Exam cheats imprisoned', Daily Independent, Thursday, June 6, 2013, p.7; see also, 'Exam malpractice: Don suggests imprisonment without fine for offenders', Nigerian Tribune, Thursday, June 6, 2013, p.50) Ø Some students of the Faculty of Communication and Information Sciences in the University of Ilorin have made their grievances known over the refund of internet access fees paid to the Faculty. ('Students threaten to boycott exam', The Nation, Thursday, June 6, 2013, p.36; see also, 'Unilorin students threaten to boycott exams', Vanguard, Thursday, June 6, 2013, p.32) Ø A former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, has urged the World Bank to support existing projects in institutions of higher learning. ('World Bank to invest $56m in African Varsities', The Nation, Thursday, June 6, 2013, p.27) Ø The Vice-Chancellor of University of Ilorin, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, has approved the appointment of Magaji Nda of Ilorin, Alhaji Salihu Woru Muhammed as the Special Adviser on Palace Affairs to the University's Centre for Ilorin Studies. ('Magaji Nda appointed as Special Adviser to Centre for Ilorin Studies', National Pilot, Thursday, 6-9 June, 2013, p.4)

Ø A medical doctor with the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Dr Seun Akanbi, has disclosed that about 5.6 million people die annually worldwide as a result of smoking related diseases. ('5.6m die of smoking annually- Expert', National Pilot, same date, p.8) Ø The recent conference organised by the National Union of Campus Journalists (UCJ) at the University of Ilorin has been reviewed in a national newspaper. ('When campus journalists gathered in Unilorin', National Mirror, Thursday, June 6, 2013, p.24) Ø The University of Ilorin Chapter of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) was among those represented at the western zonal meeting of the Union held at the University of Ibadan. ('SSANU urges Nigerians to prevail on Jonathan to avert strike', Daily Newswatch, Thursday, June 6, 2013, p.6) Ø A University of Ilorin don, Dr Mahfouz Adedimeji has deplored the high unemployment rate in Nigeria in his column with a national newspaper. ('The devil's workshop', Daily Newswatch, Friday, June 7, 2013, back page) Ø A Pharmacist with the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) Mrs. Ayetoro Susan, has appealed to the government to address the problem of electricity in order to improve service delivery. ('Servicom meets with stakeholders in Ilorin', The Herald, Friday, June 7, 2013, p.3) rd Ø An excerpt of the 133 inaugural lecture of the University of Ilorin, entitled “All in the Name of God”, delivered by Prof. Yasir Anjola Quadri of the Department of Religions, has been published in a newspaper. ('All in the name of God', The Herald, same date, p.20)

Learned Conference Recipient Dr. A. Amoloye Adebayo

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Private & Property Law

Nature of Conference 2013 Nigerian Association of Law Teachers Conference (2013 NALT) 2013 Nigerian Association of Law Teachers Conference (2013 NALT)

Place University of Ilorin, Ilorin

Date 23rd – 25th April 2013

University of Ilorin, Ilorin

23rd – 25th April 2013

Quotes of the Week I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into the lazy habits of thinking.

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uring an interactive session he had with the academic staff of the Faculty of Arts, University of Ilorin, on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, Prof. Jacob Kehinde Oluponna of Harvard University, USA, struck a chord in the hearts of his audience. The Professor of African and American Studies/ African Religious Tradition in the renowned University disclosed that he would always give out anything he wrote for editing from a younger person in his University before he made it available for publication. He stressed that no one knows it all and nothing detracts from his status if he subjects his work to that process. Apart from his affability, simplicity and honesty in providing details of his career, including his experience at a Nigerian university (in the South West) from where he moved on to achieve his global academic reputation, Prof. Oluponna demonstrated the quintessential academic humility and really motivated those who were there. He didn't draw attention to himself or his academic achievements; his works spoke for him and he was given a standing ovation after the interaction for his erudition and humility. Also, while delivering his inaugural lecture on May 23, 2013, a foremost Professor of over two decades in this University, Yasir Anjola Quadri, told his audience in the jam-packed Auditorium that anytime he appeared in class to teach, he learnt from his students just as his students learnt from him. Through that submission, Prof. Quadri was not only reinforcing the functional theory of learning that the learner is not a tabula rasa or empty slate, he was also making manifest the academic humility that characterises genuine scholars among whom he is at the forefront. The last example here is Olu Obafemi, a senior Professor of the University of Ilorin of the larger than his frame fame. This writer had chanced upon Prof. Obafemi's recent work, The Mysteries of God: A Translation of D. O. Fagunwa's Adiitu Olodumare (2012) and obtained it immediately. Wow! It is a good read for everyone! In his preface to the masterpiece he offers us, apart from saying rather humbly that he “had neither training nor practice in the art of translation”, he notes that he had given his first draft of the work to, among other people, Dr Lere l l

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Adeyemi, a prolific and erudite Associate Professor of Yoruba in this University, with “a mandate to edit it as brutally as possible”. He goes further to say that what Dr Adeyemi did “was far less 'savage' than I commissioned him to”. Though what academic humility means is apparent from the three foregoing illustrations, in clear terms, it means that attribute of scholars which makes them to have a thirst for knowledge, seek to do it better and strive to learn and try new and more things, to paraphrase Dr. Sandra Kaplan. It involves not bragging if one knows, and not being adamant on error when one's fault is pointed out. In essence, there are two simple statements that characterize those who are academically humble: “I am sorry” and “I don't know”. It concerns being respectful and not being arrogant as knowledge is infinite but human capacity is limited. Actually, the more a person knows, the more he realises he knows little as he is confronted with the sheer volume of knowledge yet to be acquired. This reminds one of the academic humility of the great English scientist, Isaac Newton (1642-1727) who was/is renowned for his several life-changing inventions. When he was acknowledged as knowledgeable, Newton said that he was just like a mere boy “playing on the seashore, and diverting myself now and then…whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.” In his humility, he had not even started swimming not to talk of reaching the shores of knowledge! Academic humility is the trait of true scholars and the University of Ilorin fortunately has them in abundance. The academic humility of many of our academics here is amazing, honestly. There are many Professors who give this writer encouraging feedbacks on this column. Just two weeks ago, one of them said he learnt a lot every time he read this column and he told his family so. The Alma Mater was utterly embarrassed but the respected Professor said he was only telling the truth! The opposite of academic humility is academic arrogance, which is another kettle of fish. The Yoruba say that it is the empty drum that makes the loudest noise. Therefore, as T. S. Elliot tells us in memorable words, “The only wisdom we can hope to acquire/ Is the wisdom of humility: humility is endless.”

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