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No transformation without research-based policies – Ambali In This Edition Muslim community congratulates members on Ramadan Centre convenes 3rd biennial international conference UBEC boss stresses need for functional education Encomiums as CIS Dean, Aina, bows out We’ll ensure well-equipped Vet Teaching Hospital - VC Student leaders tasked on responsible unionism Muslim advised on healthy Ramadan diet I will sustain the tradition of Arts - Akinwale Unilorin driver dies Vacancy for the Post of Bursar Town & Gown: On Unilorin’s new mandate The Dean of Education, Prof. A. S. Olorundare, presenting the Vice-Chancellor's address at the NAERE conference By Olusegun Mokuolu

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he Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, has stated that societal transformation would only take place when appropriate policies emerge from research and are channeled for implementation through well planned

development programmes and activities. Prof. Ambali stated this last Tuesday (July 9, 2013) at the 15th Annual National Conference of the Nigerian Association of Educational Researchers and Evaluators (NAERE) held at the University of Ilorin Auditorium. (Contd. on page 3)

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Professor of Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota, United States of America (USA), Kola Okuyemi, has called for proper funding of the existing healthcare infrastructure in the country to enable Nigerians have better access to adequate health care facilities. Prof. Okuyemi made the call last Thursday (July 11, 2013) in a chat with Unilorin Bulletin after delivering a Public Lecture at the College of Health Sciences (CHS), University of Ilorin. The don, who is also the Director, Programme in Health Disparities Research and Minnesota Centre for Cancer Collaborations (MC3), USA, appreciated the efforts of the Federal Government in health care delivery but said that more could still be done. (Contd. on page 4) EDITORIAL BOARD

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The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ambali, presenting the key of a brand new Toyota corolla project vehicle to the Dean of CIS, Prof. L. O. Aina

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ambali, presenting the key of a brand new Toyota corolla project vehicle to the Director of Works, Engr. M. S. Sanni

Some dignitaries at the opening ceremony of the NAERE conference last Tuesday

Prof. Kola Okuyemi presenting a souvenir to the representative of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. F. A. Oladele, during a visit to the University last Friday

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The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ambali, presenting the key of the ambulatory to the Dean of Veterinary Medicine, Prof. S. F. Ambali

Dr. C. Agamo, who represented the keynote speaker, Prof. Onocha, at the NAERE conference last Thursday

The Guest Lecturer, Prof. Okuyemi, with the Provost, Deans and Directors after the Public Lecture at the College of Health Sciences, last Thursday

The Deputy Director, Corporate Affairs, Mr. Kunle Akogun (middle), with the Students' Union leaders who visited him in his office last Tuesday

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‘How to ensure success of FG’s transformation agenda’ (Contd. from front page)

In the address entitled “What an Opportunity to Make Your Mark in National Development?”, the ViceChancellor said that the transformation agenda of the Federal Government would only yield the required fruit when attention is given to correcting the multifarious ills bedeviling the society. The Vice-Chancellor, who was represented at the Conference opening ceremony by the Dean of Education, Prof. A. S. Olorundare, told participants that it is high time the academia came together for the progress and general well being of the Nigerian society. He commended the choice of the conference theme, “Functional Education and Graduate Employability”, noting that it is very relevant because the nation has witnessed increase in the rate of graduate unemployment. The Vice-Chancellor stressed that the strong opinions expressed about the quality of graduates of institutions at different levels warrant a deep analysis of the current state of affairs, how we got there and the way forward. He said, “Social critics have observed that some graduates hold degrees, certificates and diplomas in fields that are not relevant to societal needs. Some others feel that many graduates who might have studied relevant courses are lacking in skills for efficient performance on the job. The forum provided by NAERE in this year's conference is fertile for a harvest of ideas to address these and various other issues and thereby move the nation close to solving the myriad of problems.” Prof. Ambali charged the conference participants to make the best use of the opportunity provided by the forum to move the educational system and the entire nation forward, saying that the interest of the Association to seek and promote knowledge through research synchronizes with the goal of the University to build and promote character in learning. In a related development, the Vice-Chancellor has disclosed that in line with its policy of identifying and rewarding excellence, the University has concluded arrangements to give the researcher of the year award to two deserving researchers in Sciences and Humanities respectively. Prof. Ambali disclosed this last Thursday (July

11, 2013) when he received members of the new executive committee of the Nigerian Association of Educational Researchers and Evaluators (NAERE) who visited him in his office. The Vice-Chancellor, represented by the Dean of Education, Prof. A. S. Olorundare, commended NAERE for their efforts at ensuring the development of the Nigerian educational system, expressing happiness that a group of researchers within the Education discipline are determined to make a difference. Prof. Ambali disclosed that the University has a research policy to which it is very committed for national development. He then tasked NAERE to publish its research findings and make them available to heads of educational institutions. The Vice-Chancellor assured the Association of the University's support and thanked the officials for choosing to hold their conference at the University of Ilorin. Speaking earlier, the NAERE President, Dr. A. O. U. Onuka, noted that the Association felt compelled to visit the University and thanked the Vice-Chancellor and his management team for their wonderful hosting of the conference participants. Presenting a letter of appreciation to the ViceChancellor, Dr. Onuka disclosed that the Association has now changed its name to the Association of Educational Researchers and Evaluators of Nigeria (ASSEREN). In the company of the Vice-Chancellor to receive the visitors were: the representative of the Registrar, Dr. B. S. Adisa; the representative of the Bursar, Mr. B. Badmus; the Dean, Postgraduate School, Prof. C. O. Bewaji; and the Director, Centre for Research Development and In-House Training (CREDIT), Prof. (Mrs.) Temidayo Oladiji. Members of the ASSEREN executive committee that visited the Vice-Chancellor included, the Vice President, Dr. (Mrs.) P. N. Uzomah; the Secretary, Dr. B. A. Faleye; the Treasurer, Dr. E. O. Adeyemo; Board of Trustees member, Prof. E. R. I. Afolabi; and Dr. David Omole; Ex-officio. Others were, Prof. (Mrs.) N. Y. S. Ijaiya; Chairman, Local Organising Committee (LOC), Dr. Henry O. Owolabi; Secretary, LOC and Mr. Odiagbe Ighalo Sunny.

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he leadership of the Muslim Community, University of Ilorin, has congratulated its entire members on the holy month of fasting, Ramadan, which started last Wednesday (July 10, 2013). In a statement signed by the Secretary General of the body, Dr. Mahfouz Adedimeji, members are urged to use the holy period to renew their commitment to the observation of their religious duties and responsibilities to Allah and humanity. The statement added that members of the community who have not been receiving the daily Ramadan text messages should send their names, departments and phone numbers to 08066372516.

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“The Nigerian health structure is okay but there is need to make it work by spending more to maintain it”, he said, stressing the need for more emphasis on the basic health care needs of average Nigerians. Prof. Okuyemi said, “I believe health care should be free but the case is different as people still pay for basic health care and at times such is not available.” Earlier in his lecture, entitled “Nuts and Bolts in Writing Academic Research Grants: Case Studies from the U.S National Institute of Health”, the guest lecturer said that grants by the US National Institute of Health (NIH) are competitive and urged researchers not to limit themselves to their local environment. Urging researchers to continue striving, Prof. Okuyemi said, “Success rate is low, as one in 10 researches are funded. There is no crime in failing you can only get better from the experience”. In the lecture that centered on what he called “The 10 to 90 percent vicious cycle paradigm between rejection and dejection analysis paralysis”, the don said that NIH grants involve developing proposal writing skills and doing one's home work by knowing the mission of the agency, adding that the key to successful grant is identifying the need, propose, solutions and commitment. Prof. Okuyemi, who is an alumnus of the University of Ilorin, said that the anatomy of research grant proposal include title, critical component, abstract/project summary, adding that a researcher needs to identify the need he/she wants to address by bringing out the uniqueness of the research proposal.

“Be disciplined, sacrifice, endure and persist. Do not be afraid of failure”, Prof. Okuyemi counselled. In his address, the Provost of the College, Prof. A. B. O. Omotosho, who said that the topic is relevant to them as academics and researchers congratulated the organisers, the Centre for International Education (CIE), Centre for Research and In-House Training (CREDIT) and the College of Health Sciences (CHS). Acknowledging the guest lecturer, who he said started his career at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), Prof. Omotosho said that it is a reminder to other groups and to encourage others to galvanise their alumni set by building capacity on various aspect that can make impact. He said that the lecture is to concretise the collaboration between the University of Minnesota, United States of America (USA) and the University of Ilorin. The Director of the Centre for International Education (CIE), Prof. O. A. Mokuolu, who said that the lecture called for persistence and not immediate actions, added that the collaboration is part of the needs to have counterparts across the globe and urged researchers to try and log into the details of research grants agencies. Present at the occasion were the Chairman, Medical Council, Dr. B. S. Alabi; the Dean, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, Prof. A. A. Akande; the Dean, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, Prof. W. Johnson, the Dean, Faculty of Science, Prof. B. L. Adeleke, and the Director, CREDIT, Prof. T. Oladiji, among others

NOTICE STUDENT AFFAIRS UNIT The following students have been accused of various acts of misconduct and are to appear before the Students Disciplinary Committee (SDC) on Tuesday, July 23, 2013: S/No Name Matriculation No Faculty/Department 1. OGBARAN, Benson Ezeoghene 07/40IA136 Law 2 OYINLADE, Timilehin Moses 07/40IA163 Law 3. OYEKANMI, Mathew Alaba 12/15CO94 Arts/Religions 4. BAMIGBOYE, AzeezLekan 09/66MB039 BSS/Accounting & Finance Signed Mrs.K.W.Sallee Secretary, SDC. rd

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he Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies (CPSS), University of Ilorin, is organising its 3rd biennial international conference between August 13 and 16, 2013 at the University Auditorium. The theme is ''Democratisation, Development and Security inAfrica: Challenges and Options.” The deadline for the submission of abstracts, which should not be more than 250 words, is July 27, 2013. Submissions are to be made to cpssilorinconference@gmail.com and cpssilorinconference@hotmail.com.

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UBEC boss stresses need for functional education

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he acting Executive Secretary of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Prof. Charles O. Onocha, has called on universities and other educational institutions in the country to make functional education their watchword. The UBEC boss gave this charge last Tuesday (July 9, 2013) while delivering a keynote address at the 15th Annual National Conference of the Nigerian Association of Educational Researchers and Evaluators (NAERE) held at the University of IlorinAuditorium. In the address, entitled “Functional Education and Graduate Employability”, Prof. Onocha opined that the provision of functional education “should equip the individual with skills, knowledge, attitude and understanding that would make the students useful to themselves and the society at large. The guest speaker, whose address was presented by Dr. C. Agamo, explained that the purpose of functional education is to develop the life of the mind that acts from the wholeness of organic life, with relation to practical life in the present and in the future. According to Prof. Onocha, graduate employability is the ability of a person who has graduated from tertiary education to gain meaningful employment and to maintain or keep the employment at any given time. He stressed that functional education should equip an individual with the requisite skills needed by an employer or which the employer considers would make the individual an asset to the organization.

He stated that employers want their graduate recruits to be technically competent in their chosen fields and be well-equipped with complimentary Life Skills, such as problem solving, reflective and critical thinking, effective communication, character and integrity. Prof. Onocha suggested that well-grounded graduates should be produced not only in academic programmes, but also in co-curricular activities and self-improvement programmes, adding that graduates should also be broad-minded and be ready to learn and develop in the work place. “Putting Nigerian graduates to gainful work means that higher education institutions should set a curriculum to develop employability content in higher education and provide formal life skills training for students,” Prof. Onocha said, adding that “this will go a long way in ensuring that our graduates do not wait for the non-existent white-collar jobs but become entrepreneurs on their own.” Among the dignitaries who attended the conference opening ceremony were the Dean, Faculty of Education, Prof. Adekunle Olorudare, who represented the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali; the National President of NAERE, Dr. A. O. Onuka; the National Secretary, Dele Faleye; the Chairman of the Conference Local Organising Committee (LOC), Prof. (Mrs.) N. Y. S. Ijaiya and the Deputy Registrar,( Human Resources), Dr. B. O. Adisa, who represented the Registrar, Mr. E. D. Obafemi.

Encomiums as CIS Dean, Aina, bows out. By Fatima Abubakre

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taff members of the Faculty of Communication and Information Sciences (CIS) have showered encomiums on the first substantive Dean of the Faculty, Prof. Lenrie Olatokunbo Aina, as he bowed out after completing his tenure. Prof. Aina first served as the Acting Dean of the Faculty between August 2009 and June 2011 after which he was appointed substantive Dean in July 2011. At the send-off ceremony, which took place at the Faculty Board Room last Wednesday (July 10, 2013), both academic and non-academic staff members took turns to eulogise the outgoing Dean. In his remarks, the former acting Head, Department of Mass Communication, Dr Adeshina Luqman Azeez, praised the significant roles played by Prof. Aina, who he described as “a father and a go-getter for the Faculty.” In the same vein, Dr E. G. Jimoh of the Department of Computer Science said the outgoing Dean has established himself as a mentor who provides direction to

all young members of staff of the Faculty. Others who paid glowing tributes to the outgoing Dean included Prof. Olowoade and Dr. Ayeni of the Department of Telecommunication Science, In his response, Prof. Aina expressed appreciation to all members of the Faculty for their support during his tenure, saying, “We have a great future and as long as we all work together as a family, we will remain the flagship Faculty in this University.” Highlighting some achievements recorded during his tenure, the outgoing Dean said, “The Faculty strived during my tenure to make teaching more effective by adopting the online platform for our teaching through the use of online discussion forums in all our courses, which enable students to interact with their lecturers outside the classroom setting.” He then urged the Faculty staff to cooperate fully with the Dean-elect, Prof. Sadiku of the Department of Computer Science.

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We'll ensure well-equipped Vet Teaching Hospital - VC By Olusegun Mokuolu

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he Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, has pledged to ensure thast the proposed Veterinary Teaching Hospital of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine gets the deserved attention and adequate equipment. Prof. Ambali, who made this pledge last Monday (July 8, 2013) while presenting an ambulatory to the Faculty Clinic, assured the Faculty that every facility needed would be provided to make the Faculty ready for clinical training. The ambulatory, a brand new Toyota Hilux, which was among three project vehicles presented to various units of the University, was received by the Dean, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Prof. S. F. Ambali. Other Units that got project vehicles are the Faculty of Communication and Information Sciences (CIS) and the Works Department, which got a brand new Toyota Corolla each. Presenting the new project vehicles to the Dean of CIS, Prof. L. O. Aina and the Director of Works, Engr. M. S. Sanni, the Vice-Chancellor stated that the vehicles

have been given to facilitate the supervision of University projects in the various Faculties and Units. Pointing out that the intention of the University is to ease the movements of the officers in charge of the projects and enhance the performance of their supervisory roles, Prof. Ambali pleaded with the beneficiaries to “keep the vehicles safe and well maintained.” He stressed that the University is working towards ensuring that all Faculties and Units have their work enhanced through project vehicles, noting that the vehicles have been purchased through the Tertiary Education Fund (TETFund) and thanked the Federal Government for the provision of such fund. Earlier, the Director, Physical Planning Unit, Engr. Demola Adesiyun, had explained that the University provided the vehicles for the supervision of ongoing projects and thanked the Vice-Chancellor for giving approval for the purchase of the vehicles. Responding on behalf of the recipients, the Dean of CIS, Prof. Aina, thanked the Vice-Chancellor and promised to use the vehicle judiciously.

Student leaders tasked on responsible unionism By Fatima Abubakre

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he Deputy Director, Corporate Affairs, University of Ilorin, Mr. Kunle Akogun, has advised leaders of the Students' Union of the University to discharge their duties of championing the cause of their fellow students with decency and responsibility. Mr. Akogun gave this charge while receiving members of the newly inaugurated Executive Committee of the Students Union who visited him in his office last Tuesday (July 9, 2013). Congratulating them on their success at the union polls, the Director stated that the position of Students' Union leadership is not a joke because it is the building ground for future positions of responsibility at various levels. He said: “Many of today's political and business leaders were students' union leaders during their school days,” noting that the University of Ilorin as an itnstitution has a tradition of responsibility where everyone performs his/her roles with a great sense of responsibility. The University's image maker reminded the student leaders of the Vice-Chancellor's admonition during their swearing-in that the University has a culture of stability, which the Students' Union must strive to

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sustain. While noting that the University management is passionate about the welfare of the students, Mr. Akogun said the authorities also expect the student body to reciprocate the gesture through responsible unionism. Pledging the support of the Corporate Affairs Directorate to the activities of the union, Mr. Akogun explained that Unilorin Bulletin and Unilorin 89.3 FM station were established to project the image of the institution, adding that they are also outlets through which the student leaders can reach out to their members. Speaking earlier, the Students' Union President, Lawal Ahmed Abiodun, solicited the support of the Directorate in promoting the activities of the Union. He assured the University management and the entire students body of a vibrant and accountable Union under his leadership, adding that the Union would always champion the cause of students. Other executive committee members in the Students' Union delegation included Jimoh Kabir Opeyemi, General Secretary; Ajetomobi Roland Shola, Financial Secretary; Balogun Olarenwaju Isiak, Public Relations Officer, and Ayilara Lukman Olamide, Welfare Secretary.


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Muslims advised on healthy Ramadan diet By Fatima Abubakre

get the right nutrition during iftaar (the fast-breaking s Muslims begin the Ramadan fast, the Head of meal) and sahur (the early morning meal). Department of Food Nutrition and Home She added that meals that require fast digestion like pap, Economics in the University of Ilorin, Dr. (Mrs.) moin-moin are suitable for iftaar while heavier foods like RamotaKarim, has advised fasting staff eba, amala or pounded yam could be members to eat dates in breaking the fast or served during the sahur because the take ordinary water if fruit is not available. body is going to abstain from food for In a chat with Unilorin Bulletin last at least twelve hours. Tuesday (July 9, 2013), the nutritionist She however explained that noted that aside from its spiritual the two meals must be taken along component, Ramadan provides physical with lots of fruits, vegetables and and nutritional blessings because it helps to fluids to maintain a balanced and prevent killer diseases like hypertension, healthy nutrition and prevent diabetes, cancer and other ailments that are dehydration. rampant in the society. Dr. Karim pointed out that According to her, fasting is good for theAfrican diet consists mostly of over the body as it gives the body systems 90 percent plant sources with a small opportunity to rest and rejuvenate. Dr. (Mrs.)Karim percentage coming from animal “I will advise you break your fast with dates; if sources which are usually the richest in protein, minerals unavailable, break with water. Dates has been found to and vitamins. contain so many phyto-chemicals that consist of antiShe said: “We consume more of plant foods than oxidants, minerals and vitamins that can help to stimulate animal foods”, adding that “people spend less than a and boost the digestive system”, she said. dollar or less than N150 on food daily whereas you will Dr. (Mrs.) Karim, who also oversees the need about N700 for one kilogramme of meat and University catering services, explained that our meals are aboutN650 for one crate of eggs. How many families can mostly determined by the food available in the afford this in our community?” environment and therefore advised that it is important to

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he Dean-elect of the Faculty of Arts, Prof. Ayo Akinwale, has pledged to uphold the tradition of the Faculty which has made election into the office of the Dean devoid of rancour and acrimony. Prof. Akinwale made this commitment last Tuesday (July 9, 2013) after his election as an unopposed candidate for the Office of the Dean. The Professor of the Performing Arts appreciated all lecturers of the Faculty, especially the Dean, Prof. Charles Bodunde, and the Sub-Dean, Dr. Hashir Abdulsalam, for being as constant as the Northern Star in making the transition process an

enviable one. He then sought the cooperation of all stakeholders in making his tenure successful. Earlier in his address, the out-going Dean of the Faculty, Prof. Bodunde, commended the staff members for working hard to sustain the image of the Faculty as the “heart-beat of the University.” The Registrar, Mr. E.D. Obafemi, who was represented at the occasion by Mr. Toyin Bamgboye, supported by the Faculty Officer, Arts, Mr. B.S. Baba, expressed satisfaction with the impressive conduct of the Faculty and wished the Dean-elect a successful tenure.

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he Unilorin Drivers Welfare Association has announced the death of one of its members, Mr. Ibrahim OladapoOladosu. According to a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the Association, Mr. Samuel Kehinde, the late Mr. Ibrahim died on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 and was buried on Wednesday, July 10, 2013. May his gentle soul rest in peace.

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SUMMARY OF RECEIPTS & PAYMENTS FOR THE PERIOD 4 to 11 July 2013 RECEIPTS Academic Transcript Scroll Order of Proceedings Academic Gown Change of Course Clinic Registration Contractor Registration Fees Student I.D. Card

AMOUNT 203,000.00 8,250.00 13,750.00 12,750.00 5,000.00 53,000.00 20,000.00 600.00

T/Shirt

7,500.00

Housing Loan Form

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Verification of Result

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Staff I.D. Card

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Rent of Shop

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Contractor Registration Form

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Total Receipts for the Period PAYMENTS : Payment to Contractors/Suppliers:

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Multisystems Consultants Consultancy Service Project Costs ,, ,, Joladia Nig Ltd ,, ,, Habsafhad Nig Ltd Rehabilitation of University Secondary School Bofed Associates Consultancy ,, ,, ,, Hilton Import Ltd Department of Anatomy Laboratory & Workshop Equipment Mandillas Ltd Toyota Hilux 4WD Double Cabin Kadis Nig Ltd Rehabilitation of Engineering Workshop Terraglobal Ltd Faculty of Science Phase 3 FAB Confidential Rehabilitation of Main Library Alim & Associates Consultancy JBA Consultants Nig ,, OTHER PAYMENTS: Various, i.e Refund, etc Admission Screening Expenses Total Payments for the Period

8,647,717.09 4,077,159.10 9,617,996.16 1,554,000.26 474,991.61 442,036.02 7,854,154.09 5,610,000.00 2,936,241.50 9,821,459.76 1,283,073.39 3,617,848.07 1,790,597.81 509,600.00 6,966,750.00 65,203,624.86

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Try to get all your nutrition from the food you eat. If you aren't getting it though, multivitamins and nutritional supplements are a good option.

LAUGH LINES W O R D S: A husband read an article to his wife about how many words women use a day. “30,000 to a man's 15,000”, the wife replied, "The reason has to be because we have to repeat everything to men. The husband then turned to his wife and asked, "What?”

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article written by the Deputy Director, Corporate Affairs, University of Ilorin, Mr. Kunle Akogun on the developmental strides made by the institution has been published. ('Unilorin and FG's new education agenda', Nigerian Tribune, Saturday, July 6, 2013, p.34; see also, 'Unilorin: Pioneering FG's new education agenda' Sunday Sun, July 7, 2013, p.15; ‘Unilorin and FG’s new education agenda’, The Herald, Sunday, July 7, 2013, p.11; 'Unilorin and FG's agenda', Daily Newswatch, Monday, July 8, 2013, p.13; Unilorin and FG's agenda', Daily Newswatch, Tuesday, July 9, 2013, p.13; 'FG's mandate to Unilorin', The Nation, Wednesday, July 10, 2013, p.22; Unilorin and FG’s new education agenda, Daily Champion, Friday, July 12, 2013, p.15) The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Chukwuka Okonjo, has lauded the antecedents of the University at a meeting held recently with the management of the institution. ('Unilorin gets new FG mandate', The Herald, Monday, July 8, 2013, p.14; see also, 'FG tasks Unilorin to Restore Nigerian Varsities to World Reckoning Position', The Premier, Tuesday, July 915, 2013, p.15) Budgetary allocations and releases of funds to federal universities, including the University of Ilorin, between January 2012 and June 2013, made available by the National Universities Commission have been published in an advert. ('Budgetary allocations and releases to Federal Universities and Inter-university Centres (January, 2012-June, 2013)', Vanguard, Monday, July 8, 2013, p.42-45; see also, 'Nigerian Pilot, Monday, July 8, 2013, p.32-33) The Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Ilorin Chapter, Prof. Abdulwahab Egbewole, has stated that the Federal Government has responsibility to pay lecturers’earned allowances. ('FG has responsibility to pay earned allowancesUnilorin ASUU', Daily Sun, Tuesday, July 9, 2013, p.12) While delivering a Public Lecture at the 4th International Students Day organised by foreign students in the University of Ilorin, Mr. Ituah Ighodalo has said that Africa needs leaders who are thinkers to engender development in the continent. ('Africa Needs Thinker-Leaders, says Ighodalo', The Premier, Tuesday, July 9-15, 2013, p.26). The Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Ilorin Chapter,

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Prof. Abdulwahab Egbewole, has explained why the University will not go strike. ('Why we didn't join ASUU strike', Peoples' Daily, Tuesday, July 9, 2013, p.40) The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, has submitted that the University is committed to producing world leaders. ('We are committed to producing world leadersProf. Ambali', Nigerian Pilot, Tuesday, July 9, 2013, p.4) While delivering the 136th inaugural lecture of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Oyeronke Olademo has called on the Federal Government to make religious studies compulsory in secondary schools so as to build a formidable foundation in young minds against corruption. (Make Religious Studies Compulsory in Schools, Don Tells FG', ThisDay, Wednesday, July 10, 2013, p.36) A writer, Adewale Kupoluyi, has made reference to some sacked lecturers of the University of Ilorin in a newspaper article on the current strike embarked upon byASUU. ('ASUU strike setback', Daily Newswatch , Wednesday, July 10, 2013, p.13) A tribute has been paid to a former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Oladipo Akinkugbe, as he attains the age of 80 in a published article. ('Aduomailo: A tribute to Prof. Ladipo Akinkugbe', Nigerian Tribune, Wednesday, July 10, 2013, p.18) Two suspects have been charged to court with the murder of a staff member of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), DrAdewumiAriyo. ('Two charged with murder of UITH medical officer', The Herald, Wednesday, July 10, 2013, front page and p.2) The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, has expressed his support for the naming of Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete, after the late political leader, SenatorAbubakar Olusola Saraki. ('Unilorin VC, others support naming KWASU after Saraki', The Herald, same date, p.4) A personality profile of a former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Oladipo Akinkugbe, as he attains the age of 80, has been published in a national newspaper. ('Akinkugbe: Footsteps of a medical giant', Daily Newswatch, Thursday, July 11, 2013, p.56) An athlete of the University of Ilorin, Lawrence Adegbehingbe, has called for shake up in the


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management of the Nigerian Universities Games ('World Varsities Games:Adegbehingbe, George call for change in NUGA', Nigerian Pilot, Thursday, July 11, 2013, p.28) Ø Some students of the University of Ilorin have made their opinions known on the ongoing strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). ('Unilorin refuses to join ASUU strike', Daily Trust, Thursday, July 11, 2013, p.40) Ø The Federal Government has dissolved the board of the Federal Character Commission headed by a former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Shuaib ObaAbdulraheem.

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('FG dissolves Federal Character Commission Board, Kwara PDP to nominate replacement for Prof. Oba', The Herald, Friday July 12, 2013, front page and p.2) Ø In his column, Dr. Mahfouz Adedimeji of the University of Ilorin has decried the nasty experience of a female student of a private University while warning that if the safety and security of students cannot be provided as it is done at the University of Ilorin, Vice-Chancellors, Rectors and Provosts of Nigerian institutions affected should resign. ('Things fall apart patapata', Daily Newswatch, Friday, July 12, 2013, back page.)

Vacancy for the Post of Bursar Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the vacant post of BURSAR in the Bursary Department of METHOD OFAPPLICATION Applicants are required to submit a set of their credentials and the University of Ilorin. thirty-five (35) typewritten copies of their applications, giving THE POSITION the following information in the order listed below: The Bursar is a Principal Officer and is the Chief Financial Officer of the University responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for (i) Full Name the day-to-day administration and control of the financial (ii) Post Desired and Department affairs of the University. He/she should provide the University (iii) Date of Birth Management with appropriate advice and support for all of the (iv) Place of Birth and State of Origin institution's financial transactions including investments. (v) Nationality (vi) Permanent HomeAddress QUALIFICATIONSAND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED Current PostalAddress Prospective candidates must hold a good first Degree in (vii) Accounting from a recognized University. In addition, he must (viii) Marital Status Number of Children with Names andAges be a member of at least one of the underlisted professional (ix) (x) InstitutionsAttended (with dates) bodies: (xi) PureAcademic Qualifications (with dates) Professional Qualifications (with dates) (a) Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), (xii) (xiii) List of Publications with Details of Title, Publishers, or or England and Wales, or Scotland, or Ireland Journals dates and pages (where applicable) (b) Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (xiv) Working Experience: General and Specific Experience (with dates) (ANAN) (xv) Details of Administrative experience and Service to the (c) Chartered Association of Certified Accountants Community (with status and dates) (xvi) Present Employment, Status, Salary and Employer (ACCA) (xvii) Extra CurricularActivities (d) Institute of Certified PublicAccountants (CPA) (xviii) Names and Addresses of three (3) referees (two of (e) Chartered Institute of Cost and Management whom must be Professionals or an authorities in Accountants (ICMA) relevant fields) who must be requested by the applicant to forward directly to the Registrar, confidential Reports on the applicant indicating the post desired. EXPERIENCE The applicant must currently not be lower than the rank of a Deputy Bursar and must have a minimum of twelve (12) years Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged. cognate experience. SALARY: CONTISS 15 CLOSING DATE Applications are to be forwarded to the Registrar, University of Ilorin, P.M.B. 1515, Ilorin not later than six weeks from the date CONDITION OF SERVICE The successful candidate shall hold office for a non-renewable of this publication. Signed: single term of five years, on such terms and conditions as Emmanuel D. Obafemi applicable to Federal Universities in Nigeria and as may be Registrar determined by appropriate University Laws and the Council.

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n his maiden visit to the University of Ilorin during the last week of June, the new Pro-Chancellor and Council Chairman of the University, Prof. Chukwuka Okonjo, came with a message from the Federal Government, the institution's proprietor. The respected Obi of Ugwashiuku, Delta State, told a cross section of the University stakeholders that the Federal Government, worried by the wonky standard of education in the country, has a new mandate for the University of Ilorin to help salvage the nation's dwindling global educational rating and restore Nigeria to its former position of reckoning in world universities' ranking. The Council Chairman disclosed that the authorities in Abuja are worried that despite the fact that Nigeria is the second fastest growing economy in the world today, none of its universities is ranked among the best 5000 in the world. Obi Okonjo however explained that the antecedents of the University of Ilorin have given the government some confidence that with the necessary support, the University could make Nigeria proud. “There used to be a time when Nigeria used to feature as one of the best 200 universities in the world”, the Council Chairman said, adding that “It is important that you understand that we are in a new era; the people inAbuja want you (Unilorin) to show that Nigeria can deliver and within the next two or three years, they want you (Unilorin) to ensure that Nigeria is among the best 500 universities in the world”. Keen watchers of the steadily rising profile of the University of Ilorin in the last five to six years are not at all surprised by the decision of the Federal Government to pick the University to pioneer the implementation of this noble vision. Over the years, the University has proved to be a centre of academic excellence. In the past four years, Unilorin has been consistently ranked the best University in Nigeria by different international Ranking Agencies including Web of World Universities (Webometric), which ranked the University the best in Nigeria for three consecutive years - 2009, 2010 and 2011, and one of the best 20 in Africa”. Statistics have also shown that the University has the most stable and consistent academic calendar in the country, which makes it the most sought after institution by admission seekers. All these feats are not lost on education policy makers in the country, who, at every given opportunity, do not fail to acknowledge the numerous giant strides recorded by the “better by far” University. During their separate oversight visits to the University on May 7, 2013 and June 1, 2013, members of the House of Representatives and Senate Committees on Education could not hide their impressions about the academic excellence and environmental aesthetics of the

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University as well as the peaceful and orderly comportment of its staff and students. The respective chairmen of the two National Assembly committees spoke glowingly about the University. The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Education, Senator Uche Chukwumerije, who led his colleagues to the University on June 1, commended the University for maintaining a stable academic calendar for over ten years, noting that it is a great achievement for any University in Nigeria to maintain such academic excellence despite the prevailing challenges. He said that “this academic stability is a feat which should make the University of Ilorin a model to all universities in Nigeria.” Similar sentiments were expressed about four weeks earlier by members of the House of Representatives Committee on Education, led by Hon. Shehu Garba. After meeting with the University management and a drive round the campus to inspect on-going and newly completed projects, the lawmakers gave kudos to the University “for its accomplishments in the areas of academic excellence, efficient system of administration, environmental beautification, infrastructural development and sustained high ranking among universities in the world.” It could be gleaned from the foregoing that indeed, the confidence that the Federal Government has on the ability and willingness of the University of Ilorin to deliver on the new mandate is not misplaced. And it is heart-warming to note that all stakeholders in the University community are enthusiastically keying into the government's vision, a situation that makes its implementation easy and its attainability assured. The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, has given assurance that the University is ready for the task ahead, noting that “every staff member of the University has a responsibility to champion this new thinking of the Federal Government.” Also, all the staff unions on campus and the student body have expressed their readiness to continue to give the management the necessary complementary support in its determined effort to ensure the full and successful implementation of the new government mandate. This is reassuring, as it means that all stakeholders in the University are on the same page. Indeed, at Unilorin, the urge for advancement runs in the veins of every stakeholder. And, to put it succinctly, that is the secret of the University's quantum leap in all spheres of its endeavours these past few years!

l A Saudi Arabian woman can get a divorce if her husband doesn't give her coffee. l A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes. l A quarter has 119 grooves on its edge, a dime has one less groove.

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