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

June 24, 2013

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VOL. 5 NO. 80

Succour for renal patient, as Unilorin donates N2.5m Inside ABU Vet students honour Unilorin VC th Olademo delivers 136 Inaugural Lecture Ladies group honours FUTMINNA VC with book Private firm partners Unilorin on commercial farming 3rd Unilorin - UCC joint conference holds Aug. 11 - 16 POGSASS elects new officers VC commends varsity cooperative societies Ambali canvasses knowledge economy to move Nigeria forward

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RESPONSIVE: The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ambali, presenting the cheque to Dr. (Mrs.) Ajiboye

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he much-needed succour came last Monday (June 17, 2013) for a renal patient, and 100 level Science Education student of the University of Ilorin, Babatunde Lukman, as the University authorities donated N2.5 million towards his treatment. A cheque for the amount was presented by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, to the Director, Unilorin Health Services, Dr. (Mrs.) M. O. Ajiboye, at a solemn event attended by Lukman's

mother, Mrs. Khadijat Babatunde, the three Deputy Vice-Chancellors, Prof. R. A. Lawal (Academic), Prof. Y. M. Fakunle (MS), and Prof. F. A. Oladele (RTI); the Registrar, represented by Mrs. R. A. Okojie; the Bursar, Mr. Ayo Sijuwola; the University Librarian, Dr. J. O. Omoniyi; the Dean, Faculty of Education, Prof. A. S. Olorundare; and the Sub-Dean, Student Affairs, Dr. A. Yusuf, among other senior officials of the University. (Contd. on page 3)

How theatre can aid national development - Nasiru By Fatima Abubakre

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Professor of Theatre Arts in the University of Ilorin, Akanji Nasiru, has underscored the significant role that theatre can play in the development of any society, declaring that the history of any developing nation like Nigeria would be incomplete without due recognition to the theatre. Prof. Nasiru made this submission last Thursday th (June 20, 2013) while delivering the 135 Inaugural Lecture of the University, entitled “The Future Has Long Arrived: New Vistas of the Role of Theatre in a Developing Nation�. (Contd. on page 4)

ERUDITE: Prof. Nasiru delivering his lecture last Thursday EDITORIAL BOARD

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


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The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, reading the citation of Prof. Nasiru at the 135th Inaugural Lecture last Thursday

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Prof. amd Mrs. Nasiru with the Principal Officers of the University and Deans of Faculties before the Inaugural Lecture

Dr. Bola Arokoyo presenting an award to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Prof. Bayo Lawal, on behalf of the Academic Multi-purpose Cooperative Society Ltd., University of Ilorin, last Tuesday

Prof. (Mrs.)Victoria Alabi presenting an award to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (MS), Prof. Y. M. Fakunle, on behalf of the Academic Multi-purpose Cooperative Society Ltd., University of Ilorin last Tuesday

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (RTI), Prof. F. A. Oladele, flanked by Prof. M. A. Belewu (right) and Prof. O. Adekunle (left)at the Animal Science Association of Nigeria Workshop in Ilorin

Participants at the Animal Science Association of Nigeria/Nigerian Institute of Animal Science Workshop in Ilorin last Tuesday

Some Mass Communication students from AlHikmah University, Ilorin, who were on a study tour of the Unilorin FM Radio station last Wednesday

The 10 female medical students who won the 2013 edition of the Media Trust Limited's Scholarship Award

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Unilorin kidney failure patient gets N2.5m donation (Contd. from front page)

Lukman, who is currently on admission at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) for kidney failure, is in dire need of kidney transplant for which a sum of N3 million is required. Presenting the cheque, Prof. Ambali stated that the University is one big family and that it is a good thing to stand up and support a member of the family. The Vice-Chancellor described the gesture of the patient's student colleagues who had earlier raised N830,000 towards his treatment as an expression of what the University stands for. Prof. Ambali said, “Whatever happens to one happens to all. Once a student steps into the campus, the University will care for him from the first day to his last day in the school as a family member,” adding that the University has procedures in place to help students academically and health-wise. Waxing philosophical, the Vice-Chancellor said that “medical challenge can come to anyone at any time and at any age,” stressing that it is important to support Lukman as quickly as possible. Prof. Ambali noted that doctors could only treat their patients but it is only God who heals. He expressed hope that the resources made available would make the best treatment available for Lukman and that the doctors would treat him successfully. The Vice-Chancellor thanked the students for standing by their colleague while also thanking the Governor of Kwara State, Dr. AbdulFattah Ahmed, for his donation of N1 million and the Senator representing Kwara Central, Senator Bukola Saraki and other well wishers who have made contributions towards the

treatment of the student. Earlier, the Sub-Dean, Student Affairs, Dr. A. Yusuf, explained how the student slumped and was eventually diagnosed with kidney failure. He commended the University for being prompt in its intervention and being responsible for the first aid treatment the patient has been receiving. He noted that students have joined in the struggle to save Lukman's life by raising over N1, 182,000.00. The Sub-Dean also noted that the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria had also raised N625,000.00 in addition to the N1 million promised by the Kwara State Governor, disclosing that Senator Saraki had promised to make significant contributions to the treatment of the student who hails from the senator's constituency. In her remarks, the Director, Unilorin Health Services, Dr. (Mrs.) Ajiboye, said that the University has good welfare package for its students. She explained that students get free medical services even for repeated health visits. She explained that after the student was diagnosed with the medical condition, the University took care of the initial bill and commended the University management for the gesture. The Dean, Faculty of Education, Prof. Olorundare, thanked the University on behalf of Lukman's family and students of the Faculty. Prof. Olorundare also thanked the Unilorin Health Services, the Students Affairs Unit,the students body and the entire University community for their care and sacrifice. .

ABU Vet students honour Unilorin VC By Margaret Innocent

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he Association of Veterinary Medical Students, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Chapter, has presented an Award of Excellence to the Vice Chancellor, University of Ilorin, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, in recognition of his service of excellence in the area of veterinary education and clinical veterinary service, The award ceremony, which took place at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Auditorium, ABU, Zaria on Thursday, June 13, 2013, was one of the highlights of theAssociation’s Vet Week 2013. Receiving the prestigious award on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor, the Dean, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Ilorin, Prof. S. F. Ambali, promised that the Unilorin Vice-Chancellor would continue to be a good ambassador of his alma mater. He also expressed his profound appreciation to

the Management of ABU “for providing a sound background for him to excel in his chosen career.” The Chairman of the occasion, Emeritus Prof. Saka Nuru, extolled the qualities of Prof. Ambali as a worthy recipient of the award, and urged him to continue to be a good ambassador of ABU, Zaria in his new assignment as the helmsman of the University of Ilorin. In a lecture he presented at the occasion, the representative of the Vice Chancellor, Prof. S. Ambali, lamented the increasing rate of environmental pollution in the world and its adverse effect on the existence of man. In the lecture entitled “Environmental Pollution, Animals and Public Health”, Prof. Ambali stressed the need for policy makers in developing countries to design programmes, set standards, and take actions to mitigate the adverse effects of air pollution.”

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Don stresses theatre's role in national development (Contd. from front page)

The lecturer noted that while the efforts of the theatre artist to develop the society or a nation may not be visible because there are no indices to gauge such in absolute terms, the stage has become an engine room that motivates the rest of society into necessary and desirable action. Prof. Nasiru said, “Our predilection for quick and easy solutions to complex and long-accumulated problems makes us look up to something or someone to rescue us. For a while, we may accept the make-belief world created by the artist because it holds out to us a desirable ideal; eventually, hard reality sets in, and we cannot see any concrete results arising from the artist's honest effort to change society. “For one thing, clear symptoms of the same ills still abound, sometimes in greater numbers and more frightening proportions. In Nigeria, graft is now perpetrated to the tune of billions. Armed robbery used to be committed with knives and guns, now robbers bomb their way into banks and vaults. Foreign courts may have convicted the powerful and influential persons that defied our own judicial system for years, but the few who could not escape our porous system have come out of prison to be celebrated as heroes. On the surface, therefore, it may seem as if nothing is changing, and that the committed artist's effort is yielding no fruit.” However, making reference to the biblical metaphor of the sower, the don maintained that the committed artist as an incurable optimist can only go to work in the hope that some of the proportion of the seeds that he scatters is successful no matter how little. “What says that a moving story acted out in a theatre or a

satirical song waxed on a record cannot be the seed that falls on a fertile piece of soil that goes on to yield hundreds and thousands?” he asked. Challenging artists to ensure that produced works are put to socially useful ends rather than solely for aesthetic considerations, Prof. Nasiru pointed out that without strong financial backing from dependable sources, many good ideas that could have made significant impact on the society may not be translated into concrete action and thus, end up being forgotten. He said, “The arts need financial support, especially when they are goal- rather than commercialoriented. In Nigeria, a great deal of government funding of the arts goes into bureaucratic setups like Arts Councils. Sadly, those organisations often peddle nothing more than mindless entertainment of dignitaries at state occasions. Sometimes, they are brazen machineries for political ends. Given the personnel, material resources and funds at their disposal, Arts Councils can, among other things, be laboratories available to university departments of theatre to pursue innovative projects. Their halls can be regular venues for the staging of university theatre productions, so that theatre can be taken beyond the ivory tower and into the larger community.” On scholarship, Prof. Nasiru challenged students to look into other areas like theatre history, criticism, production styles of leading Nigerian dramatists, and applied theatre for postgraduate work, adding that, research work in conjunction with Medicine, Sociology, and Education can help to collectively address issues of public concerns.

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rofessor (Mrs.) Oyeronke Olademo of the Department of Religions, Faculty of Arts, will on Thursday (June 27, th 2013) deliver the 136 Inaugural Lecture of the University of Ilorin. A statement by the Registrar, Mr. Emmanuel Dada Obafemi, said the Lecture, entitled “The Paradox of Love: Women and Religion in Society”, will hold at 5.00 p.m. at the University MainAuditorium. The Vice-Chancellor, Prof.AbdulGaniyuAmbali, will be the chairman of the occasion. Members of the University community and the larger public are cordially invited.

Ladies group honours FUTMINNA VC with book

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book in honour of the Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Minna (FUTMINNA), Prof. Musbau A. Akanji, will be launched at the University of Ilorin Auditorium on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 10.00 a.m. The book, entitled “Professor Musbau Akanji’s Fridays Scientific Admonitions”, compiled by a lecturer in the Department of Biochemistry, University of Ilorin, Dr. (Mrs.) F. A. Sulaiman, will be reviewed by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Prof. R. A. Lawal. According to a statement issued by the Muslim Ladies Circle, the Chairman of the occasion is Hon. Justice Mustapha Akanbi while the special guests and guests of honour include current and former Vice-Chancellors, traditional rulers and other dignitaries.

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Private firm partners Unilorin on commercial farming By Olusegun Mokuolu

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he University of Ilorin has taken another step towards ensuring food security in the country by partnering Vegefresh, an experienced agricultural firm, to commence large scale commercial farming on campus. This was the outcome of a meeting held on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 between the Faculty of Agriculture and a team from Vegefresh on the proposed collaboration that will make the University contribute substantially to the food needs of the nation. In his remarks at the meeting, the Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Prof. A. A. Adeloye, expressed optimism that the project would see the light of the day. He expressed the willingness and disposition of the Faculty in particular and the University administration in general to ensure that the project is successful. Also in his comment, the Vegefresh team leader, Mr. Olumide Ojo, expressed his organisation's commitment to implementing the project, stressing that his team would go back and perfect its strategies to facilitate the smooth take-off of the project. Mr. Ojo disclosed that the project would focus on

production, marketing and research, noting that Vegefresh is prepared to present a model that would be a platform for national agricultural development. Earlier during a courtesy visit to the ViceChancellor, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, in his office, the Vegefresh team leader had disclosed that the company was proposing a meeting with all Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian universities on ways to move agriculture forward in the country and that the University of Ilorin is being proposed to host the meeting. In his response, the Vice-Chancellor, who was represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Prof. Bayo Lawal, described the venture as a welcome collaboration, noting that it keys into the University's goals of teaching, research and community service. He also welcomed the proposed meeting with Vice-Chancellors in the country and called on the group to expedite action on their plans. The team from Vegegroup included Mr. Sankey Ekanem, Mrs. Marinho Olabisi and Mr. Abraham Richard-Mark.

3rd Unilorin–UCC joint conference holds Aug. 11–16 By Fatima Abubakre

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he third edition of the International Conference jointly organised by the University of Ilorin and the University of Cape Coast (UCC), Ghana, will hold betweenAugust 11 and 16, 2013. A statement by the Conference Organising Committee, made available to Unilorin Bulletin, indicated that the Conference, themed “Education for Sustainable Development in Africa,” will hold at FELT 900, University of Cape Coast, Ghana. The sub-themes for the conference include: “Theories and Paradigms of Education for Sustainable Development”, “Humanities Education for Sustainable Development”, “Environmental and Health Education for Sustainable Development”, “Informal and Indigenous Education Systems for Sustainable Development”, “ELearning for Distance Education for Sustainable Development” and “Science and Technology Education

for Sustainable Development”. All papers, which must be original contributions, will be peer reviewed and accepted papers will be published by the Conference Secretariat as Conference Proceedings. Interested participants have been directed to submit Abstracts by June 20, 2013 while the deadline for registration is July 1, 2013. According to the organisers, registration fee for the conference is US$170 and US$220 for late registration. “Acceptance of Abstracts is July 5, 2013 while extended time for registration is July 15, 2013”, the organisers stated, adding that “submission of full papers, in electronic and hard copy format is August 11, 2013 at the Conference Desk.” Further information can be obtained at www.unilorin.edu.ng or www.ucc.edu.gh.

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he Postgraduate Students Association (POGSASS), University of Ilorin, has elected new officers to run its affairs for the 2013/2014 academic session. According to a statement by the Chairman, Independent Postgraduate Electoral Committee, (IPEC), Jimoh Abdulhameed, those elected include, Adebola Moses Olalekan, President; Oyewale Oluwabunmi Timilehin, Vice President; Balogun Ishola Kabir, General Secretary; andAremuAbubakar, Financial Secretary. Others are: Dunmoye Temitope Ismail, Treasurer; Ayeni O. David, Welfare Director I; Famuyiwa Olawumi Olufunke, Welfare Director II; Ogunmodede Ezekiel Oloruntoba, Social Director; Badru Babatunde Muhaley, PRO; and AdefolaluAdedotunAdeola, Journal Director.

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VC commends varsity cooperative societies By Fatima Abubakre

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he Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, has commended the various cooperative societies on campus for championing the welfare of their members and promoting the development of the University environment. The commendation was given by the ViceChancellor last Tuesday (June 18, 2013) at the Ordinary General Meeting (OGM) of the Academic Multi-purpose Cooperative Society Limited of the University of Ilorin and foundation-laying ceremony of a new Postgraduate Hostel to be built by the Society. The Vice-Chancellor, who was represented at the occasion by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Management Services), Prof. Y. M. Fakunle, said that the University administration recognised the important role played by cooperative societies because over the years, they have become avenues for economic empowerment and have complemented the efforts of the University administration in staff welfare. The DVC (MS) assured the audience that the Academic Multi-purpose Cooperative Society would always enjoy the support of the University administration. At the Ordinary General Meeting (OGM), the Society's audited accounts for the period, January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012, was presented while awards were also conferred on some distinguished personalities in the University. Those honoured at the meeting included the ViceChancellor, Prof. Ambali; the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Prof. Bayo Lawal; the University Librarian,

Dr Joseph Omoniyi; a former President of the Society, Prof. Rotimi Williams Omotoye and the Head of Finance and Banking, Kwara State Ministry of Commerce and Co-operatives, Mrs. EstherArinolaAjayi. Earlier in his address, the President of the Academic Multi-purpose Cooperative Society Limited, Prof. Noah Yusuf, disclosed that the decision to build the proposed Postgraduate Hostel, which is expected to be completed before the commencement of the 2013/2014 academic session, was part of efforts to boost the financial base of the Society and improve members' yearly dividends. Prof. Yusuf praised the people-centred administration of Prof. Ambali since he assumed office as Vice-Chancellor, disclosing that the administration is not owing a kobo to any cooperative society in the University, noting that “Co-operators in institutions where the administration diverted check-offs for other purposes would be in better position to appreciate this issue.” According to him, “Many of us would recollect the personal telephone message sent to all staff in the University in December 2012 by the Vice-Chancellor; this is in addition to the “Rice bonanza” enjoyed by all university staff at the same period. It is in appreciation of these and other gestures that our Vice-Chancellor is today being conferred with the Distinguished Leadership/Honorary Membership Award of our society. As the first academic staff in the university, we are convinced that the Vice-Chancellor should rightly be a member of our society which is wholly comprised of academic staff”.

PUBLIC NOTICE Centre for Research Development and In-House Training (CREDIT) American Academic of Religion, US (Collaborative Research Grants)

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he American Academy of Religion invites applications for collaborative research grants. These aim at encouraging cooperative research among scholars in different institutions, with a focus on a clearly identified research project. Grants may also be used for interdisciplinary work with scholars outside the field of religion, especially when such work shows promise of continuing beyond the year funded. The awards range between $500 and $5,000 each and can provide funding for networking and communication, or small research conferences if these are designed primarily to advance research. The applicant must hold a Ph.D. and must not have received an AAR research award in the past five years. Groups must apply through an AAR member designated as the project director who must have been a member of the academy for three years. Closing date: August 1, 2013 Contact: Jessica Davenport; Email: jdavenport@aarweb.org; Telephone+1 404 727 4707; Fax--- Address: Research Grants Program American Academy of Religion825 Houston Mill RD STE 300Atlanta, GA30329-4246 For further details, visit http://www.aarweb.org/Programs/Grants/research/collaborative.asp

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Ambali canvasses knowledge economy to move Nigeria forward By Mustafa Abubakar

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he Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, has said that for Nigeria to keep pace with leading nations in the world, she has to increasingly rely on transforming her economy into a knowledge economy. Prof. Ambali made the call last Tuesday (June 18, 2013) while addressing the First Continuing Animal Production Education (CAPE) Workshop organised by the Kwara State Chapter of the Animal Science Association of Nigeria/Nigerian Institute of Animal Science (ASAN/NIAS) at Kwara Hotel, Ilorin. He said this would require broadening the proportion of the country's population that holds advanced skills and knowledge in specialist areas such as animal nutrition. The Vice-Chancellor, who was represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (RTI), Prof. Felix Oladele, commended the organisers of the workshop, especially those who are staff members of the University of Ilorin. Prof. Ambali said that the workshop, themed “Feeding Livestock for Optimum Profit”, offers members of the Association in the state the platform to contribute to the progressive transformation of the

NationalAgricultural Sector in the country. In his key note address, a Professor of Animal Nutrition at the University of Ilorin, J. O. Atteh, said in order to ameliorate the problem of livestock feed resources shortage in the country, there must be researchindustrial collaboration, dissemination of research findings, increased crop production and attitudinal change of researchers. Welcoming participants to the workshop earlier, the President of the Kwara State Chapter of the Association, Prof. M. A. Belewu, said that the workshop would establish possible inroads for the Association to provide professional advice to farmers and other operators in the field of livestock production. Among dignitaries at the workshop were the Kwara State Commissioner forAgriculture, Mr. Olabode Olayemi; the Registrar, University of Ilorin, represented by the Deputy Registrar, Academic Support Services, Mrs. A. R. Okojie; the Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Prof. A. A. Adeloye; the Dean, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Prof. S. F. Ambali; the Dean of Science, Prof. B. L. Adeleke; and the Head, Department of Agricultural Extension, Prof. OlusegunAdekunle.

PUBLIC NOTICE National Centre for Hydropower Research and Development, University of Ilorin, Nigeria (Energy Commission of Nigeria)

Engagement of Research Associates INTRODUCTION he National Centre for Hydropower Research and Development is an Energy Research Unit of the Energy Commission of Nigeria. It is situated in the University of Ilorin, along Ajasse-Ipo Road (Opposite ARMTI). It was established in 2008 by the Federal Government of Nigeria and officially commenced activities in 2009. The Center wishes to engage ResearchAssociates in the following areas: Small Hydropower · Hydrology and Meteorology · Reservoir Operations · Social, Economic and Environmental · Impact Studies of Hydropower Systems Turbo machines Design and Testing · Power Systems Engineering · Renewable Energy (Wind, Solar, · Biomass, Hybrid Systems) RESEARCH FUNDING The Centre receives funding for its activities from the Energy Commission of Nigeria. Parts of the

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AMOUNT 512,000.00 16,600.00 21,850.00 14,000.00 70,000.00 1,500.00 10,000.00 2,400.00 1,200.00 3,000.00 12,000.00

Academic Transcript Scroll Order of Proceedings Academic Gown Change of Course Clinic Registration Contractor Registration Fees Student I.D. Card T/Shirt Late Screening Verification Staff I.D. Card Contractor Pre-qualification (Tender) Rent on University Property Post Graduate form Contractor Registration Form Total Receipts for the Period PAYMENTS: Payment to Contractors/Suppliers: Leomart Intergrated Nig. Ltd. Construction(Block fence) Samad Imported Furniture Supply of 4 in one workstations Oloruntobi Nig Ent. Rehab of 25 reading tables Adecon Nig Supply of Six computer Stands D. Base of wisdom Edu. Res. Supply of Local Journals BisLaw Engineering Consultancy Project Cost ,, Habcon Engr Ltd Rehab of mini campus Int’l Centre for intergrated Dev. Res Books & Journals Ife Psychologia ,, ,, Nanets Hotels Hotels Expenses OTHER PAYMENTS: : Various, i.e. Refund e.t.c. Purchase Advance Prof H. Ibrahim Repairs of Bungalow Yusuf K. Adisa Housing Loan Works Deptartment Replacement of Burnt cable CBT Unilorin Health Centre Laboratory items Unilorn Health Centre Purchase of Anti- Malaria for student U.B.B Payment for ACWU Subs Aug – July2013 Learned Conference Overseas ETF Scholarship Kadiri Kehinde Kadijat Lasisi Adewuyi April 2013 Newspaper Total Payments for the Period

1,800.00 2,150,000.00 1,217,900.00 31,025,000.00 9,000.00 35,068,250.00

30,023.09 1,016,000.00 340,060.00 676,200.00 34,790.00 5,395,503.89 346,027.50 1,403,578.04 7,350.00 22,540.00 675,353.58 3,960,950.00 813,300.00 100,000.00 200,000.00 950,000.00 277,200.00 180,000.00 484,400.00 9,720,101.00 3,234,736.00 197,000.00 30,065,113.10

Signed AYO SIJUWOLA BURSAR

French/Yoruba/Arabic Language Immersion Training University of Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria A) LECTURE Everyday: 4 – 6 p.m. for staff; 11a.m. – 1p.m. for students. Duration: One month - Courses: Phonetics, Grammar and Conversation classes. - Course Fee: N10,000 Objectives: Ability to produce everyday expression 1) Ability to use Basic Grammar 2) Ability to read and write simple passages Getting an attestation of language immersion and becoming international

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B) OTHER ACTIVITIES Excursions - Participation in debate sessions - Participation in short story reading sessions - Film show (cartoons, everyday life, etc…) st Resumption: 1 August 2013 th Deadline for Registration: 30 June, 2013` · For registration, kindly contact Mrs. Adegbite Hassana (08055530931) with a copy of your receipt. · For Further information please contact: Dr. (Mrs.) E. DeCampos - elidecamp@unilorin.edu.ng or cmdccampos@ gmail.com Tel: 08023364530


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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:

What is the cost of your handset? What is the price of your cell phone? (This is a correction of the prize that appeared last week due to the printer’s devil, please) The shop would remain opened to customers on weekends. The shop would remain open to customers on weekends. The award conferred on Prof.Ambali is an attestation of his excellence. The award conferred on Prof.Ambali is an attestation to his excellence. We heartily welcomed the new chairman, the fourth on the saddle. We heartily welcomed the new chairman, the fourth in the saddle.

Hale& Hearty WATCH HOW YOU GET UP FROM BED While we are asleep, our body remains in one position for a long time, making the muscles a little stiff and dormant. Sometimes with the wake of alarm, we get up with a jerk, hurting those sleepy but stiff muscles, which can cause back pain. To avoid this, rather than sitting up straight with your back flat on bed, turn on your one side and then slowly get up without any harsh jolt.

LAUGH LINES Teacher: Behind every successful man there is a woman. What do we learn from this? Student: We should stop wasting time on studies and find that WOMAN. Teacher: Make a sentence with 'big'. Student: The ram is big Teacher: Make a longer sentence. Student: The ram is big oooooooooooooo.

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Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, has commiserated with the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on the death of five of its officials. ('VC Condoles with NANS', The Nation, Thursday, June 20, 2013, p.32) Ø Prof. Hassan Saliu of the Department of Political Science, University of Ilorin, has written on the current state of the Nigerian foreign policy in a newspaper. ('The New Controversy on Nigerian Foreign Policy', Adekeye Adebaji vs Amedu Ode (I th th, & II)', National Pilot, Monday, June 17 – 19 2013, Back page; see also National Pilot Thursday, June 20th – 23rd, 2013, p.30- Back page) Ø In his column, a Senior Lecturer at the University of Ilorin, Dr. Mahfouz A. Adedimeji, has charged Nigerians on the need to be trustful while lambasting the delusion of a former PDP official, Chief Olisa Metuh, on the lie he told against Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State. ('Let the truth be told', Daily Newswatch, Friday, June 21, 2013, Back page.)

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Nature of Conference 2013 Nigerian Association of Law Teachers Conference (2013 NALT) 2013 Nigerian Association of Law Teachers Conference (2013 NALT) 2013 Nigerian Association of Law Teachers Conference (2013 NALT) International Multidisciplinary Conference on Research Human Developments & Practices in Science, Technology, Education, Arts, Management & Social Sciences (ISTEAMS)

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University of Ilorin, Ilorin

23rd – 25th April 2013

University of Ibadan, Ibadan

30th May – 1st June 2013

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t the beginning of a short retreat somewhere in Kwara State on a University assignment by a small team of academics recently, Dr (Mrs) Omodele Eleta of the Department of Chemical Engineering spotted a branded T-shirt of the University of Ilorin that attracted the attention of many. On enquiry on how she obtained the welldesigned material, she submitted that she got it right on the University campus at a shop. It sounded at first incredible and it turned out that many people are unaware that there is a one-stop shop on campus from where students, staff and friends of the University can obtain many products of international standard that bear the imprimatur of the better by far University. There are also those who are aware but who have never been to the beautiful place to catch at least a visual delight of its well-stocked products and items. As The Alma Mater decided to visit the place, he recalled that in his inaugural address to the Senate of the University on Tuesday, October 30, 2012, the ViceChancellor, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, disclosed, among other things, that “the University brand will be developed further with many souvenirs and imprints of the University which shall be produced and marketed/ circulated to all staff and students.� It was therefore realised that the facility is just a component of the promise being fulfilled. While many Nigerians and foreigners alike are familiar with the University brand, the brand essentially being the concept that comes to mind when a name is invoked or the selling point of a product. The University of Ilorin brand essentially revolves around academic excellence, institutional stability, cult-free campus, serene academic environment and general discipline. But having souvenirs that will always be bringing such concepts to mind is simply wow and welcome. As it is better late than never, those who wonder why the University did not have what obtains in some universities elsewhere regarding places where you obtain branded university items, the University of Ilorin appears to have given an answer. The answer is resounding as no one would get to Merchandise Shop, located at Block 7 by the walk way at the former office of the Directorate of Corporate Affairs, without being impressed by the quality and variety of products on display at affordable prices. Apart from corporate shirts for males and females on which the University logo and corporate identity are

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emblazoned, there are T-shirts in various colours, designs and sizes as well as face caps and key rings or key holders. There are also umbrellas, traveller's bags, back packs and pens, among others. In my view, there are five categories of people that actually need to obtain branded University products. The first category is that of university officials among staff and students who want to be identified with excellence, development and other concepts that the University conjures in the minds of higher education stakeholders across the world. Such people will have to share the University story especially when they are outside the University campus and can even share the products with their friends and associates. The second category is generally everyone who is proud of what the University of Ilorin represents among members of the University hosting community without necessarily being staff or student. There are alumni, traders, transporters, contractors, journalists, prospective students and many others in that category who would just want to share or rekindle the Unilorin experience through brand identity. The third category is those who attend national and international conferences and workshops and want to present gifts to their hosts and colleagues or just showcase where they are coming from. The products are good gifts in their own respect apart from projecting one's institutional affiliation. If those who do not belong to the University are proud of it and wish they belong to it, those who are connected to it as staff and students should naturally not be less proud. Visitors to the University of Ilorin will also keep their Unilorin memory alive through some of the items already mentioned while lastly, international staff and students especially would not have to explain what University they belong to when they arrive their countries during leave periods or holidays. Therefore, if personal brand is composed of the institutional brand and the University of Ilorin is undoubtedly one of the best universities in the country and continent, rated only after the University of Ibadan, according to the current National Universities Commission's assessment, it goes without saying that one can boost one’s personal brand anywhere by identifying with the brand already established by the University.

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