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

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April 28, 2014

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VOL. 6 No. 24

Justice hurried is justice denied - Ayo Salami In This Edition VC tasks CDE on nation's security challenges p.5 Alumni organise lecture tomorrow p.5 Prof. Omotoso's daughter weds p.5 Why we enjoy stable academic calendar at Unilorin - Omotesho p.6 th 49 SAN Annual Conference kicks off p.6 Water resources management lecture holds Tues p.7 Agboola's father-in-law for burial May 2 p.7 Unilorin Weekly Financial Digest p.8 The Alma Mater: Unilorin and the language question p.12 Justice Salami delivering his lecture By Fatima Abubakre

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former President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Justice Salami made this submission last Isa Ayo Salami, has added a new dimension to Thursday (April 24, 2014) while delivering the 7th the well-worn aphorism, “justice delayed is Muhammad Mustapha Akanbi Faculty of Law Annual justice denied�, as he declared that undue hurry in the Public Lecture Series at the University of Ilorin, dispensation of justice, especially in an election matter, could also amount to a denial of justice. (Contd. on page 3)

How Nigeria's first varsity eluded Ilorin in 1948 Belgore By Fatima Abubakre

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former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice S. M. A. Belgore, has revealed that in recognition of the legendary scholastic prowess of Ilorin, the colonial masters would have sited Nigeria's first University in the city in 1948. Justice Belgore, who disclosed this in his keynote address at the Second National Conference of the Centre for Ilorin Studies (CILS), University of Ilorin, last Tuesday (April 22, 2014), said that Ilorin had actually been penciled down by the colonialists to host the nation's first university, a proposal that was however opposed by people like the late Reverend Ransome Kuti on the ground that such a novel institution ought to be sited in a fairly cosmopolitan city with social amenities like electricity and pipe-borne water. That was why the University College (Contd. on page 4 ) was sited in Ibadan.

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The Vice-Chancellor. Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali (left), exchanging pleasantries with Justice Mustapha Akanbi (rtd) at the 7th Annual MMA Faculty of Law Public Lecture last Thursday

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ambali (right), congratulating the Keynote Speaker at the 7th MMA Faculty of Law Lecture, Justice Isa Ayo Salami, after the lecture

The Director, Centre for Ilorin Studies (CILS), Prof. A. G. A. S. Oladosu, delivering his address at the 2nd National Conference of the Centre last Tuesday The Vice-Chancellor of the Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete, Prof. AbdulRasheed Na'Allah, delivering the Chairman's address at the CILS Conference

Some dignitaries at the 7th Annual MMA Faculty of Law Lecture last Thursday Some participants and dignitaries at the 2014 Conference of the Committee of Deans of Education of Nigerian Universities last Wednesday The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Prof. Bayo Lawal, delivering the ViceChancellor's address at the 2014 Conference of the Committee of Deans of Education of Nigerian Universities last Wednesday

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ambali (left), exchanging pleasantries with the Keynote Speaker at the CILS Conference, Justice S. M. A. Belgore

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How judiciary can sanitise Nigeria - Ambali

(Contd. from front page) The learned jurist said that the 180 days time limit for the disposal of election petitions may not allow a petitioner, “due to no fault of his,” to prove his case adequately before the election tribunal. In the lecture, entitled “2015 General Elections and Sustainable Democracy: Judicial Challenges and Public Expectation,” the former Appeal Court President said that the time limit amounts to a violation of the petitioners' rights to fair hearing. Justice Salami said, “There is an aphorism that justice delayed is justice denied; I make bold to say afortiori that justice hurried in an election matter equally tantamounts to justice denied.” He then urged the Nigerian judiciary to be alive to its responsibilities of ensuring compliance with the rule of law and guarantee petitioners' rights to fair hearing by making sure that they are provided adequate time to prove their petitions before the expiration of the statutorily- fixed time limit of 180 days to dispose of electoral matters. The Guest Lecturer said that the Court of Appeal, which is saddled with the constitution of election tribunal panels, must take into account the number of election petitions that may be pending in each state of the Federation, saying that a situation in which the Court constitutes just a single election tribunal for a state that has more than one election petition cannot be in the interest of the petitioners who must all prove their case within 180-days limit. Justice Salami said, “I submit that a period of two to three months must first be given to the parties to sort out preliminary matters of documents, inspections and interlocutory applications where necessary,” adding that “these two to three months will not form part of the 180 or 60 days, as experience has shown that in most tribunals, the first three months are usually devoted to these preliminary matters.” “Worse still, most respondents usually ensure that precious time is wasted thereby gradually plotting the death of the petition itself as the remaining period may not just be enough for the proof of the petition as required by law,” he said. While acknowledging the constraints caused by limited number of judges available for constitution of election tribunals, the legal luminary recommended at least one election tribunal for each senatorial district, expressing the hope that the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Aloma Mariam Mukhtar would afford litigants the opportunity to vent their grievances and permit the courts to settle these vexed issues one way or the other. Justice Salami said the judiciary must always be at the forefront of the struggle for the enthronement of democratic tenets through its judgments, saying that a situation where the courts almost readily declare a suit non-justiciable where such suit is labeled an intra-party contests amounts to bowing to the forces of the rule of

man and not the rule of law. The learned jurist asked, “Do we take the court to be saying that even where the most notorious rogue is about to be elected as the President of the most populous black nation on earth, we should all keep mute and say nothing?” saying, “I think with the greatest respect that cannot be the contemplation of the drafters of our laws.” In his remarks, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin who chaired the occasion, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, described Justices Akanbi and Salami as “men of tremendous courage and judicial forthrightness” as well as “men of laudable achievements and indelible footprints.” Prof. Ambali said, “If the judiciary is alive to its duties, the excesses of other arms of government would be curbed and Nigeria would be better for it. If politicians for instance know that electoral malpractices would be counter-productive and justice would be done, they would not be wasting their time and energy rigging elections and undermining democracy. It is the role of the judiciary and it is the public expectation of Nigerians that the judiciary will save the country and its democracy from the antics of our politicians.” In his speech, the Dean of the Faculty of Law, Dr Yusuf Ibrahim Arowosaiye, eulogised the honouree, Justice Mustapha Mohammed Akanbi, and advised students present at the event on the need to have role models. Dr. Arowosaiye said, “Even though we have provided and will always provide for you mentoring that you require to grow, that is not sufficient! You need a role model; but the question we must ask ourselves is “where are the real role models in our present day society where honesty and integrity have become scarce commodities?” Justice Akanbi expressed appreciation to the University for making it a point of duty each year to give a talk in his honour, praying that the University will continue to grow from strength to strength. Addressing potential legal practitioners in the audience, the former ICPC Chairman said, “These are the people that matter because they are in their formative years. The years when you can plan your future, the years when you can decide whether you will be corrupt or not corrupt; the years when you decide you will serve your country with best of intentions, the challenge is for you.” The former ICPC Chairman also condemned the recent bombings in Nyanya, and the spate of terrorism in Borno State. The event was well attended by Principal Officers of the University, a representative of the Kwara State Governor, members of the bar and bench, as well as staff and students of the University.


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The Keynote Speaker said, “When the first University was to be built in Nigeria, it was decided it would be in Ilorin; if you go to the Colonial Office records you will find it. The reason being that Ilorin was the town of scholars. The north of the Niger, you have Muslim people, the south of the Niger, you have some Muslims especially to the South West, right to Accra, to Cote d'Ivoire but there was no place like Ilorin for scholarship, for writing, and for men who fear God. The University should have been in Ilorin, but some people, like that great teacher, Rev. Ransome Kuti, said no, because Ilorin had no pipe-borne water and no electricity; so it is better to site it in Ibadan, and that is why it was named University College, Ibadan; it would have been in Ilorin.” Justice Belgore however pointed out that the lateness by Ilorin to realise the dream of hosting a university has been adequately compensated for by the giant strides currently being recorded by the University of Ilorin, which was established some 27 years after the idea was first mooted. The learned jurist said, “It may disappoint you but to be successful by the lateness is the greatest thing you will achieve. University of Ilorin has the largest land area inAfrica. It is the only University not going on strike and it has given birth to some Universities like the Kwara State University. Ilorin will continue to grow and go bigger.” Justice Belgore, whose address was entitled, “Religious Scholarship in Ilorin: A Historical Perspective”, demonstrated an astounding grasp of History, as he held the audience spell-bound with his narration of the story of Ilorin from a fresh perspective. The Guest Speaker recounted the nobility of Afonja from his maternal line and the spiritual endowment of Sheikh Muhammad Saleh, popularly known as Alfa Alimi, who assisted Afonja against his cousin, the then Alaafin, the imperial ruler of the Yoruba Kingdom. While noting that Ilorin has produced thousands of Islamic scholars including Sheikh Mohammad Kamaldeen and Sheikh Adam Abdallah Al-Ilory, Justice Belgore submitted that Sheikh Alimi showed a latent attribute of Muslims – the unalloyed respect for constituted authority - by his refusal to hand over the Alaafin to Afonja to be sacrificed at the shrine; rather he arranged an escort that led the captured Alaafin back to his palace in Oyo-IIe. The jurist pointed out, “But for the Alaafin, the humiliation was too much and unbearable. If not for this Fulani man (Sheikh Alimi), Afonja would have sacrificed him at the shrine.” In his own presentation, Prof. Bamidele Rotimi

Badejo of the University of Maiduguri, described language as a facilitator in the task of promoting religious scholarship in WestAfrica. The Lead Paper Presenter, who was represented by the Research Manager (Humanities Cluster) at the University of Ilorin Centre for Research, Development and In-House Training (CREDIT), Prof. Yahaya Imam, said, “It is incumbent on all stakeholders to ensure that all hands are on deck in the onerous task of employing, developing, promoting and ultimately reaping the benefits of our valuable natural endowment: language.” In his opening remarks, the Chairman of the occasion, Prof. AbdulRasheed Na'Allah, extolled the oratorical prowess of the Ilorin people, saying the identity of Ilorin is inherent in its language and its religion, Islam. Prof. Na'Allah, who is the Vice-Chancellor of the Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete, pointed out that the Ilorin people possess superior and massive oratorical powers, adding that they are also known to be master strategists, in addition to having a great sense of humour. The Chairman told participants that the theme of the Conference should be further explored in order to ascertain the “significance of Ilorin in the way it understands itself and the way it has cast its own history”. The Chief Host and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, in his address, entitled “High Regards”, said that the linguistic proficiency of the Ilorin people has always been accorded high regards and due attention such that people are known to have come to the historic city mainly to acquire communicative competence and eloquence. Prof. Ambali said, “If we understand how the Yorubas, the Fulanis, the Hausas, the Nupes, the Barubas, the Gobirawa and the rest of the groups that make up Ilorin have been able to live together harmoniously, we will appreciate that Nigeria, despite our cultural plurality, can also be a peaceful and harmonious abode for us all. I therefore call on the Federal Government to understudy Ilorin and apply the principles through which the city achieves some unity in diversity to Nigeria.” Earlier, in his welcome address, the Director of CILS, Prof. A.G.A. S. Oladosu, traced the history of the Centre and enumerated its achievements since its establishment in August 2011. He said the Centre would continue to collaborate with local and international research centres and engage in other activities with potentials for promoting Ilorin Studies. He added that all the collections of the Centre would be digitised so that they could be easily accessed online.


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VC tasks CDE on nation's security challenges By 'Yinka Ademuyiwa

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midst growing concerns over the state of insecurity in the country and the role and exposure of youths to the conflicts, the ViceChancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof AbdulGaniyu Ambali, has tasked the Committee of Deans of Education (CDE) in Nigerian Universities to connect their functions to the security of the Society and provide solutions to youth restiveness. Prof. Ambali, who gave the charge last Wednesday (April 23, 2014) while declaring open the 2014 Meeting/Conference of the CDE at the University Auditorium Complex, asked rhetorically, “What is the relationship between education and security?” The Vice-Chancellor said, “An idle hand is the devil's workshop and people without education are cannon fodders for trouble shooters”, adding that one challenge facing education in the country today is access to which he urged participants at the Conference to find lasting solutions. Prof. Ambali, who was represented on the occasion by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Prof. R.A. Lawal, further said, ”We must innovate and produce self-employable graduates”. Noting that the tripartite mandate of universities - teaching, research and community development - is no longer enough, the Vice-Chancellor said, “We need to add innovation and advocacy”. He asked, “Of what use are theses stored in the libraries if the researchers cannot move beyond knowledge acquisition and innovatively create tangible values that are of commercial benefits and court relationships and helps through vibrant advocacy for such tangible values to be transformed into products and services that solve human needs?” Earlier in his welcome address, the Chairman, Committee of Deans of Education (CDE) in Nigerian Universities and Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Ilorin, Prof A.S. Olorundare, reminded his colleagues of the goals of CDE, which include the promotion of

professionalism in education in Nigeria; contribution to the implementation of the National Policy on Education; promotion of quality education; promotion of accessibility to education for all as a culture in Nigeria; fostering mutual cooperation and understanding among Deans of Education in Nigerian Universities and liaising and cooperating with other stakeholders in advancing education. Prof. Olorundare said, “It is my hope that we the Deans and, consequently, the custodians of education traditions in theory and practice, would double our individual and collective efforts towards the realisation of the objectives of CDE, lifting teacher training programmes and educational practices.” The CDE Chairman lamented that “many times, the Committee is left out of many major decisions and programmes,” stressing that “there is also the need to access funds for our Teaching Practice programmes since Teaching Practice is pivotal to our students' career training which should be handled and conducted with dedication”. The Keynote Speaker on the occasion, Prof. R.D. Olarinoye, a former Chairman of CDE, who now works with Landmark University, Omu-Aran, spoke on “Preparation and Certification of Education Graduate Teachers for Global Changes.” Among those who attended the Conference were the founding Chairman of the CDE, Prof. Olufemi Durosaro, a former Dean of the Faculty of Education, University of Ilorin; his wife, Prof. (Mrs.) A. Durosaro, also of the Faculty of Education, University of Ilorin; Prof. Joel Babalola from the University of Ibadan; the Director of Technical Entrepreneurship Centre (TEC), University of Ilorin, Prof. Michael Olubusuyi Fajemidagba; and the Director of the Institute of Education (IOE), University of Ilorin, Prof A.Y. Abdulkareem.

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he Kwara State Chapter of the University of Ilorin Alumni Association is organising a lecture themed “Life in the University” at the University Auditorium on Tuesday,April 29, 2014, beginning from 10:00a.m. According to a statement signed by the Chairman of the Chapter, ComradeAbdullahA. Olookoba, a copy

of which was made available to Unilorin Bulletin, the lecturer is Dr. Olatunde Ayodabo of Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo. All students of the University, especially freshers, are expected to be there.

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he daughter of Prof. and Mrs Ayodele Babatunde Omotoso, the Provost of the College of Health Sciences, Miss Ayotade Boluwatife Olajumoke Omotoso, will, this Saturday (May 3, 2014), tie the nuptial knots with her heart-throb, Mr. Olutobi Babatope Kolawole Ojuawo. The wedding takes place at Chapel of the Light (Permanent Site), University of Ilorin, Ilorin, by 10.00a.m. Reception follows immediately at the New

MultipurposeAuditorium, University of Ilorn. A wedding notice made available to Unilorin Bulletin indicated that an engagement ceremony will take place on Friday, May 2, 2014 at Mount Olives Anglican Church's Multipurpose Hall, Pipeline Road, Tanke, Ilorin, by 2.00p.m. Members of the University community are cordially invited.


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he Dean of Student Affairs, University of Ilorin, Prof .O.A. Omotesho, has attributed the stable academic calendar and the general peaceful atmosphere in the University to the unique culture of members of the University community. Prof. Omotesho told a gathering of students at the inauguration of the University of Ilorin Cultural Society Forum on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, that “at the University of Ilorin, it is our culture to respect the dignity of human life, it is our culture to be our brother's keeper, it is our culture to accommodate the religious and cultural differences that characterise most African nations, Nigeria and indeed the University of Ilorin”. The Professor of Agricultural Economics explained further, “Our better by far Students' Union has also adopted this habit of unity in diversity and that is why the Students' Union dedicated a special day for the celebration of culture during the Students' Union Week recently”. Prof Omotesho, who was represented on the occasion by the Sub-Dean, Student Affairs, Dr A. Yusuf, further lamented that cultural values have almost become extinct in the country, a situation, which he said, had “led to catastrophic ends with insurgencies in all parts of the country.” The Dean said, “The South-South kidnap for ransom, the South-West kidnap for rituals and the Northern part of Nigeria is bedeviled by the militant group called Boko-Haram. All these situations have been identified as consequences of deteriorating cultural values in our society. Youths that are supposed to be flag bearers have become flag desecrators.” He expressed the belief that the Cultural Forum being established would help to revive the almost extinct values in our students. “At this point, I hereby declare the Unilorin

Cultural and Security Forum inaugurated and recommend that every student of this great institution be registered with this Forum, which will help build leadership capacity of our youths, promote cultural diversity and inspire our youths to become voluntary cultural ambassadors”, Prof. Omotesho said. In his address, the Programme Officer, Centre for Human Security (CHS), Mr. Ibukun Olagbemiro, revealed that the proposal to institute the Cultural Security Forum (CSF) was approved in 2013 by the Governing Board of Centre for Human Security and the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation's Institute for African Culture and International Understanding (UNESCO-IACIU) which are both academic arms of the Olusegun Obasanjo Library. Mr. Olagbemiro said, “The almost six months strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) almost marred plans to institute CSF as many of the institutions contacted for take-off were on strike.” He however said, “Thank God for Unilorin, out of the schools that replied and consented to the proposal, the Deputy Registrar (Student Affairs) of the University of Ilorin, Mrs. Kikelomo Amogbonjaye Sallee, showed immeasurable leadership skills and commitment in facilitating this meeting today.” The Programme Officer disclosed that the objective of CSF is to promote African culture and human security among young Africans, adding that the Forum hopes “to promote cultural diversity in Africa, inspire African youths to become voluntary cultural ambassadors, enhance exchange of cross-cultural practices in the region and engage young people in best practices that preserve and promoteAfrican culture. “

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he 49th Annual Conference of the Science Association of Nigeria (SAN) will formally kick off today (Monday, April 28, 2014) at the Main Auditorium, University of Ilorin, by 9.00a.m. A statement made available to Unilorin Bulletin by the Vice-Chairman, Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the Conference, Prof. (Mrs.) M. T. Odunola, disclosed that participants started arriving Ilorin on Sunday (April 17, 2014) for the five-day conference, whose theme is “Exploiting Advancement in Science and Technology for National Security”. According to the statement, the Keynote Address at the Conference will be delivered by the former Executive Secretary of the National Universities

Commission (NUC), Prof. PeterAkinsola Okebukola. Other dignitaries expected at the Conference, tagged “Ilorin 2014”, include the Governor of Kwara State, Dr. Abdulfatah Ahmed, who is the Special Guest of Honour; and the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, who is the Chief Host. The SAN President, Prof. O. E. Fagade and the Chairman of the Conference Local Organising Committee, Prof. B. L. Adeleke and other officials of the Association will be on ground to welcome participants to the event that would feature Fellowship Awards, Plenary Session, Technical Sessions Annual General Meeting and Dinner.


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Directorate of Human Resources Pension & Gratuity Unit Enrolment of Federal Government Employees Scheduled for Retirement between January and December, 2015 under the Contributory Pension Scheme Officials of the National Pension Commission Abuja (PenCom) will be coming to Ilorin for Biometric Verification and Enrolment of staff due to retire between January, 2015 and December, 2015 by virtue of attaining the age of 70/65 years. In readiness for the exercise coming-up between th th 12 and 15 May, 2014, all affected members of staff are required to get the following documents ready as part of the enrolment requirements: (1) Original and photocopy of letter of appointment; (2) Original and photocopy of birth certificate or declaration of age; (3) Original and photocopy of promotion letter; th (4) Pay slips indicating grade level and step as at 30 June, 2004; (5) *Letter from the Ministry, Department and Agency signifying retirement and first th appointment dates, grade level and step as at 30 June, 2004 as well as the current grade level and step. st (6) Pay slips indicating grade level and step as at 31 July, 2007;

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Pay slips indicating grade level and step as at st 31 July, 2010; (8) *Authenticated past records of service; (9) Current pay slip indicating grade level and step; (10) Evidence of registration with a Pension Fund Administrator indicating Personal Identification Number (PIN); (11) *Letter of indemnity (in case of voluntary retirement) signifying non-payment of gratuity and/or pension. (12) One passport photograph. *Items 5, 8 and 11 will be provided by the Pension and Gratuity Unit. The enrolment exercise will take place at the University of IlorinAuditorium. Affected members of staff may wish to see the Pension Desk Officer for further clarification where in doubt of any issue in respect of the above. Signed O. Olajugba For: Registrar

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he Public Lecture on Integrated Water Resources Management organised by the National Water Resources Capacity Building Network-North Central Regional Centre, in conjunction with the Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, University of Ilorin, will hold this Tuesday (April 29, 2014) at the Main Auditorium, University of Ilorin by 10.00a.m. A statement made available to Unilorin Bulletin disclosed that two papers will be presented on “Integrated Water Resources Management : Evolution, Prospects and Challenges In Nigeria” and “Modular Curriculum For Master's of Science Degree in Integrated

Water Resources Management”. The statement added that the Guest Speaker is Mr. Reuben Habu, the Coordinating Director, Nigeria Integrated Water Resources Management (NIWRMC), Abuja, while Dr. Wahab A. Salami, the Ag. Head of the Civil Engineering Department and Coordinator, M.Sc – IWRM Programme, University of Ilorin, will be the second speaker. The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, will be the Chief Host while the Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, University of Ilorin, Prof. Y. A. Jimoh, will chair the occasion.

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he remains of the late Rev. H. O. Akingbehin, the father in-law of the Protocol Officer of the University of Ilorin, Mr. Olatunde Agboola, will be committed to mother earth this Friday (May 2, 2014) at Ilewo Orile,Abeokuta, Ogun State. The burial will be preceded by Service of Songs,

Lying-in-state and Christian wake-keep between Monday,April 28, 2014 and Thursday, May 1, 2014. The late Rev. Akingbehin, who was the father of Mrs. Deborah Agboola of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Ilorin, died on March 14, 2014.


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SUMMARY OF RECEIPTS & PAYMENTS FOR THE PERIOD 18th to 24th April, 2014 RECEIPTS Transcript Scroll Order of Proceeding Academic Gown Verification of Result

AMOUNT 104,000.00 17,350.00 24,600.00 14,750.00 47,000.00

Contractor Registration Form Fitness Centre Clinic Registration Form Add & Drop Boarded Property Change of Course T-Shirt Add & Drop Rent on University Property

1,000.00 1,000.00 2,000.00 667,510.00 41,000.00 665,000.00 5,400.00 667,510.00 120,000.00

Total Receipts for the Period PAYMENT S: Payment to Contractors/Suppliers: Talim Associate Consultancy Fees I.A.S Cargo Airlines Courier Services Numasa International Construction of 600 Lecture Theatre Faculty of Law Adeshex Global Concept Installation of Airconditioners Umez Machinery Nig Supply of Tyres Reprographics Comm. Ltd Advertisement and Publicity Arnal Int. Nig Ltd Servicing of NOC Generating Set Mandilas Ent. Ltd Repair of Vehicle Yusuf .O. Alli Professional Fees Yusuf .O. Alli Professional Fees OTHER PAYMENT: Various I.E. Imprest, DTA, Refund , E.T.C Purchase Advance Association of Bursars of Nigeria University Annual Subscription Manager, Zenith Bank Hon. Financial Statement 2013 Ogunkunle Clement.O. Disbursement of Grant Fund Ibadan Electricity Distribution Coy P.S.S Res & GRA Bill April 2014 PHCN Remittance Account Mini Campus Electricity Bill April 2014 Kwara State Water Corporation Water Rate for April 2014 Prof. Ayo Ojuawo University Ethical Review committee Sensitization Programme Various ANAN MCPD August 2014 Unilorin Guest Houses Catering Services Mr Sanni Imam Trip to University of Jos Dr. David .O. Elumilade External Examiner Honorarium Unilorin Guest Houses Catering Services Dr. H.O. Owolabi Remunerations for CBT Committee Amoo .R. Kolawole Calibration of Central Power Station Diesel Tank Works Maintenance of Lawn & Grounds Senior Staff Quarters Manager, Zenith Bank 2013/2014 Scholars University Petrol Management Board Supply of Fuel Prof. Y.K.E. Ibrahim Honorarium to Adjunct Prof. January & February 2014 University Petrol Management Board Petrol for Security Use Mr. Popoola J.F Housing Loan Mr Idris Babatunde Housing Loan Mrs Nike Yusuf Housing Loan Total Payments for the Period

Signed A. S. YUSUF, FCA Bursar

N1,710,610.00

482,467.91 19,700.00 13,714,936.78 110,775.00 100,000.00 250,000.00 31,920.00 17,596.06 10,000.00 12,950,000.00 4,844,552.00 3,676,609.13 150,000.00 590,000.00 515,229.02 9,762,972.46 441,951.86 1,500,000.00 350,000.00 1,693,160.00 196,000.00 174,000.00 100,000.00 279,594.00 20,000.00 30,000.00 3,318,000.00 10,192,300.00 418,500.00 91,782.00 600,000.00 200,000.00 400,000.00 400,000.00 N67,632,046.22


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Ø The former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Shuaib Oba Abdulraheem, has commented on the recent conduct of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primaries held in Kwara State. ('Kwara PDP: Any unity after disunity congresses?', Blueprint, Wednesday, April 23, 2014, pp. 19-23) Ø The Federal Government has commended the University of Ilorin on its Open Data research initiative. ('FG commends UNILORIN on open data', New Telegraph, Wednesday,April 23, 2014, p.25) Ø In his weekly column, 'EDUPEACE', the Director of the Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies, University of Ilorin, Dr. Mahfouz A. Adedimeji, has reflected on the need for all to be grateful and peaceful while stressing that the real seven wonders of the world are to see; to hear; to speak; to taste; to feel; to think; and to love. ('The real seven wonders', New Telegraph, Wednesday,April 23, 2014, p.30) Ø Prof. Abdulwahab Egbewole of the Department of Jurisprudence and International Law, University of Ilorin, has said that Nigerians should be blamed for the recurring incidents of electoral malpractices in the country and not the electoral laws. ('Don blames Nigerians for electoral malpractice', Nigerian Pilot, Wednesday,April 23, 2014, p.11) Ø A Senior Lecturer at the Department of Jurisprudence and Islamic Law, University of Ilorin, Dr. (Mrs.) N.M. Abdulraheem, has called for a legislation to reduce the burden placed on women by the society. ('Don seeks law to reduce women's burden', Nigerian Pilot, Wednesday,April 23, 2014, p.24) Ø Hameed Muritala and Wale Bakare of the University of Ilorin have reported the recent visit to the ViceChancellor of the Kwara State University, Prof. Abdulrasheed Na'allah, by members of the University of Ilorin Chapter of the Union of Campus Journalists. ('Emulate UNILORIN, KWASU VC tells other varsities', National Mirror, Thursday, April 24, 2014, p.25) Ø The University of Ilorin Students Union has held its 2014 annual Leadership Summit and launching of an academic journal, The Erudite', in honour of a former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Modibbo Alfa Balgore. ('Union holds summit', The Nation, Thursday, April 24, 2014, p.41) Ø Members of the Union of Campus Journalists, University of Ilorin Chapter, were among the participants at the just concluded two-day National


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ast week, the Centre for Ilorin Studies, under the vibrant directorship of Prof. A. G. A. S. Oladosu, organised a widely-acclaimed national conference on language, more or less. Given the interest the following article, published on this page on March 11, 2013, generated, with calls made that it be published in a national newspaper, which was done, I present it again today because of its thematic relevance: As the world marked the International Mother Language Day last February 21, it is gratifying to note that the recent capacity building of the Department of Linguistics and Nigerian Languages, University of Ilorin, to be able to offer instruction in Hausa and Igbo, along with the already wellestablished Yoruba programme, is casting a right stone in the right direction. On the basis of that development, the authorities of the better by far University deserve a pat on the back for not only doing the needful but also sending a signal to other institutions to follow suit. Apart from the Nigerian languages, including Arabic, another robust programme in the University which many assume to be foreign, the University also teaches German and Spanish to some level, not to talk of the full-fledged French and English disciplines. There is every indication pointing towards having the Chinese Mandarin as the University is poised to position itself to new global realities. What is incontestable is that the more the languages available to an individual, the better such an individual becomes as a global citizen. Though often taken for granted, language is the most important of all man's possessions as without it, he cannot think much not talk of creating development and civilisation. It is the major distinguishing factor between human beings and all other creatures. In other words, to imagine a world without language is to imagine the unimaginable as human beings attain their uniqueness not only because they are homo sapiens but also because they are homo loquens (talking beings). As human beings, we live inexorably through “languaging”. Unfortunately, as important as language is, it is often treated with contempt among the Nigerian policy makers and even the vast majority. There is an obsession among us to see the world through the linguistic lens of others only. It is not surprising that the state of development in Nigeria is directly proportional to our language development status. Apopular myth is that Nigeria can attain development through speaking the language of others. A cursory look at the world reveals that development is grafted in the cultural and linguistic tradition of nations. Hardly will one find a truly developed country, from the Anglo-American axis to the Asian Tigers, that undermines its languages as Nigeria does and it is high time we changed for the better. l

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Prof. Chinua Achebe, who does not need any introduction, attended the 1981 Tokyo Colloquium and reported “a particularly strong impact” that the submission of one Prof. Kinchiro Toba of Waseda University had on him against the norm in Nigeria. “My grandfather graduated from the University of Tokyo at the beginning of 1880s, his notebooks were full of English. May father graduated from the same university in 1920 and half of his notes were filled with English. When I graduated a generation later my notes were all in Japanese. So...it took three generations for us to consume western civilization via the means of our own language,” Prof.Achebe was told. Instead of promoting Nigerian languages the same way other progressive nations are doing of theirs, the three major Nigerian languages are now optional subjects for senior secondary students. The implication of this is that in few years time, we are bracing for a generation that is not literate in Nigerian languages as Nigeria continues to contribute substantially to the 7,000 languages worldwide that are “at risk of disappearing in the next 100 years”. It is not uncommon nowadays to find Nigerian undergraduates, including of the University of Ilorin, who speak only one language, English, and not one of the listed 646 languages spoken as first languages in Nigeria, based on the work of Dr. Uwe Seibert of the University of Jos. Ironically, the mastery of the English language, for which we have almost totally abandoned ours, is also imperfect at both the spoken and the written levels, making it a case of double jeopardy. Many educated and not-so-educated Nigerians are guilty of this emergent trend of dispossessing their children of Nigerian languages. “Don't speak vernacular to my children!”, one parent bellowed to a visitor who said, “Bawo ni?” to a Professor's children. The same thing is characteristic of the notso-educated ones who believe that education consists of being able to speak English only and then labour hard to send their children to “good” schools in distant places where English is the alpha and omega, leading to the swelling population of “Naijasaxons”, Nigerians who speak the English language imperfectly despite their best of efforts towards having native-like control. The way to go is the one charted by the University of Ilorin, and of recent too, the Nigerian Television Authority, which now has dedicated NTA Hausa, NTA Igbo and NTA Yoruba channels on StarTimes because when the stakes are down, as our people say, “Ten eyes are not like one's own”. Nigerian languages are ours.

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