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Adimula delivers 129 Inaugural Lecture How to become Fulbright scholars - Dons Accolades as Oladosu launches Mind Mantra NALT conference holds April 23 Ayorinde, Belewu bag Fellowship Award How to enthrone good governance Popoola

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+The Alma Mater, Good Grammar, Hale & Hearty, Laugh Lines... Prof. Ambali (right) and the CEO of IBFC , Mr. Garba after the signing of the MoU last Thursday By Olusegun Mokuolu

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Deans and Directors of the University last Thursday (April 11, 2013), the two developers, IBFC Nigeria Limited and Alpha Morgan, said they had concluded all arrangements to commence work on the projects subject to the approval of the University authority. (Contd. on page 3)

Nigeria loses $60m yearly to illegal fishing – Nzeh By Olusegun Mokuolu

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Professor of Zoology at the University of Ilorin, Chioma Gladys Nzeh, has disclosed that Nigeria is losing about $60 million annually through illegal fishing in her territorial waters . Prof. Nzeh, who disclosed this last Thursday th (April 11, 2013) while delivering the 128 Inaugural Lecture of the University, also said that the country is importing over $200 million worth of seafood products annually to supplement local production. The don stressed that fish stocks in Nigerian waters are depleting rapidly because of the presence of illegal industrial fishing boats carting away large quantities of fish for export. (Contd. on page 4)

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


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The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ambali, reading Prof. (Mrs.) Nzeh's citation at the Inaugural Lecture last Thursday

R-L : The VC, Prof. Ambali; the CEO of Alpha Morgan, Mr. Buraimo; and the Registrar-designate, Mr. Obafemi, after a meeting between the University management and the company last Thursday

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Prof. (Mrs.) Nzeh and her husband with the VC, Principal Officers of the University and Deans before the Inaugural Lecture

The CEO of Hesamol Nig. Ltd, Mr. Henry Olofin (right) and another official of the company during a meeting between Hesamol and the University management last Thursday

The author of Mind Mantra, Mr. Oladosu, with his parents and dignitaries during the book presentation at the University Auditorium

Dr. Musa Salawu, a former Fulbright scholar, making his presentation at a workshop organised by CREDIT for potential Fulbright scholars, at the Auditorium last Friday.

Dignitaries at the NIM Management Day celebration at the University Auditorium last Tuesday

The guest speaker, Mr. Popoola, delivering his lecture at the NIM Management Day celebration last Tuesday

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the motherless children while stressing that the company is planning to be the best hostel provider in the University. In his remarks after the briefing by the two developers, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ambali, expressed happiness for the hostel projects, which he noted would drastically reduce the hostel accommodation problems facing students of the University. Prof. Ambali noted that the University presently has more than 30,000 students out of whom only 3000 are accommodated on campus. Stating that the projects are about the welfare of the students, Prof. Ambali informed the developers that the University does not condone uncompleted or abandoned projects. He said that the Physical Planning Unit (PPU) would work closely with the developers to ensure the projects conform to the University master plan. Hesamol International Nigeria Limited was also present to sign an MoU to build a Unilorin Games and Recreation Village with world class facilities. The President/CEO of the company, Mr. Henry A. Olofin, stated that the Games Village would make Unilorin Parks a tourist destination and help to brand the University. He added that the project would create job opportunities, improve students' education experience and ease students' school life while also generating income for the University. He disclosed that the company is backed by Danish technology. The Vice-Chancellor, who recently returned from a working visit to Harvard University where he delivered a lecture, hinted after the signing ceremony that Prof. Jacob Olupona of Havard University donated books to the University. The books were presented and later handed over to the University Librarian.

The first company, IBFC, represented at the meeting by its Director General, Mr. Saidu Garba, will build five blocks of 1375 rooms, three for female students and two for male students. On the other hand, Alpha Morgan will build three blocks hostel facility of 300 rooms, two for female students and one for postgraduate students. While the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the IBFC project was signed last Thursday (April 11, 2013), that of Alpha Morgan is expected to be signed within the next seven days. The Vice-Chancellor signed the papers on behalf of the University while Mr. Garba signed on behalf of his company. Briefing the University management shortly after the signing of the MoU, the IBFC Chief Executive said the company had agreed to build 1375 rooms, under the terms of Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT). Mr. Garba said that work would commence at the site in three weeks time, adding that the company would provide independent power supply, independent water supply and internet facilities for use by students accommodated in the hostels. He also disclosed that the hostels would be equipped with relaxation centre, common room, gymnasium and kiosks. The Director General explained further that funds would be sufficiently provided to ensure a timely completion of the project, stating that his company would want to give the students a sense of belonging and comfort as they engage in their academic pursuit. Also briefing the University management, the Managing Director of Alpha Morgan, Mr. Ade Buraimo, said that funds for its planned three blocks of 300 rooms had already been set aside and assured that work would begin on their site within 60 days from the day the MoU is signed. Mr. Buraimo disclosed that a certain percentage of the revenue realised from the investment would go to

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he 129 Inaugural Lecture of the University of Ilorin holds this Thursday (April 18, 2013) at the University Auditorium, beginning from 5.00p.m. prompt. The lecturer is Prof. Isaac Abiodun Adimula of the Department of Physics, Faculty of Science.The title of the lecture, which holds under the chairmanship of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, is “The Mandate: Radio as Instrument of Dominion.” Members of the University community and the larger public are cordially invited.

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In the lecture, entitled “Dwindling Fish Stocks: Aquaculture and Sustainable Food Security”, Prof. (Mrs.) Nzeh noted that illegal fishing costs African countries over $1 billion yearly, adding that about 90 per cent of fish consumed by Nigerians is imported. According to the Professor of Zoology, illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and related activities are veritable threats to efforts to secure longterm sustainable fisheries and promote healthier and more robust ecosystems. Prof. (Mrs.)Nzeh said, “West Africa, recognised as one of the world's richest fisheries grounds teeming with snapper, grouper, sardines, mackerel and shrimp, loses over $1 billion worth of fish each year to vessels fishing in the protected zones or without proper equipment or licences,” adding that “widespread corruption and continuing lack of resources for enforcement mean huge foreign trawlers often venture into areas near the coast that are reserved exclusively for artisanal fishermen, allowing them to drag off tonnes of catch and putting at risk the livelihood of millions of local fishermen.” The scholar disclosed that a study carried out on some of the world's oceans has indicated that all fish would be gone by the year 2048. Explaining that the decline is due to indiscriminate fishing and open access policies, Prof. (Mrs.) Nzeh added that industrialised fisheries reduced community biomass by 80% within 15 years of exploitation and that 90% of large predatory fishes have been lost. She warned that if the prediction is correct, people whose businesses and sources of income are attached to fish must be concerned about remaining in business . Prof. (Mrs.) Nzeh said that the Nigerian fishing industry is facing many challenges such as over fishing

of the coastal resources, declining efficiency due to lack of technical innovation and environmental degradation, which she said is seriously impeding the productivity of the artisanal sector. Other problems facing the fishing industry in Nigeria, according to the lecturer, include, loss of stock due to flooding, damage to facilities and increased operational cost. She said, “Nigeria's vast freshwater resources are affected by environmental stress imposed by human population growth, urbanization, and industrialization. Fish and marine resources in the country face total collapse or extinction, due to over-fishing and destruction of marine life and natural habitats by pollution of water bodies.” The lecturer suggested that a combination of traditional approaches such as catch quota, community management coupled with fishing closure and more selective fishing gear, will help to rebuild some fisheries that have dwindled. She also called on the government to reduce illegal fishing by increasing surveillance in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Prof. (Mrs.) Nzeh also tasked government to provide security on the waterways to prevent pirate attacks on trawlers and to insist that foreign trawlers operating in Nigerian waters should land a percentage of the fish in the country, adding that government must reduce the size of foreign fleet on Nigerian waters. “Intensification of aquaculture should be practised in order to ensure the sustainability of our food security,” Prof. (Mrs.) Nzeh submitted, adding that “government can participate actively by employing the youth to work in fish farms to increase production of fish and make it affordable for all.” She however stressed that aquaculture is the only alternative to supplement the plummeting wild fisheries as a way of sustaining food security.

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total of 11 participating institutes and centers of the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy and the Food and Drug Administration invite Aids-related applications for their predictive multi-scale models for biomedical, biological, behavioral, environmental and clinical research (interagency U01) grants. Direct costs are limited to $500,000 per year and the maximum project period is five years. Domestic and foreign for-profit and non-profit organizations and public or private institutions are eligible to apply. Closing date: May 7, 2013.

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hree beneficiaries of different Fulbright Fellowship Programmes have provided details on how to win the competitive awards to interested lecturers of the University. The scholars, who are Fulbright alumni, and resource persons, provided insights into the procedures and strategies of winning the awards while speaking last Friday (April 12, 2013) at a workshop organised by the Centre for Research, Development and In-house Training (CREDIT) to sensitise lecturers on Fulbright scholarships. Speaking at the programme, the first resource person, Dr. O. A. Omotosho of the Department of Islamic Law explained that the Fulbright Programme is a highly competitive, merit-based grant for international educational exchange for students, scholars, teachers, professionals, scientists and artists, founded by United States Senator J. William Fulbright in 1946. He noted that the programme would assist scholars to do research work using the best facilities. He advised interested scholars to be familiar with the Nigerian culture and language. This, he said, they might need once they are entered for the scholarship. In his presentation, Dr. Musa Salawu of the Department of Biochemistry said that Fulbright Programme is the flagship international educational exchange programme sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to “increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.” He added that with this goal as a starting point, the Fulbright Programme has provided almost 310,000 participants, chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential, with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. While speaking on the objectives of the programme, Dr. Salawu said that the programme is designed to promote institutional linkages between U.S. and Nigerian universities and institutions. He stated further that the programme aims to expose Nigerian academics to the U.S. educational system and standard research facilities for timely completion of their doctoral programme. Dr. Salawu also noted that among the objectives is to promote teaching and research as well as manpower development for Nigeria's higher institutions of learning and to expose grantees to leadership skills and voluntary service with a view to sensitizing them to imbibe these values when they return home. He advised interested scholars to give all seriousness to the application process and to be at optima with their electronic mail service. He also advised them to read the application instructions carefully and obey all the rules truthfully.

Dr. Adedimeji making his presentation at the workshop Another Fulbright scholar, Dr. M. A. Adedimeji, while sharing his experience, told interested scholars in attendance that applications for the programme must be completed and submitted online. While making his presentation, “Fulbright FLTA in Full”, Dr. M. A. Adedimeji of the Department of English stressed the importance of language, which he said many people often take for granted, as the basis of all development, a fact not lost to the United States. He stressed that “the only reason 2 2 2 Pythagoras was able to tell us that a = b + c is a right angle triangle; Newton, that acceleration is a 2 function of force, Einstein, that EE = mc , Charles Boyle, that volume is a function of temperature, and pressure, a function of volume was because they had the means of communicating these ideas pure and applied language.” In the “Main Course” of his presentation, the lecturer answered the question of what, why, when, how, where and who noting that the deadline for many Fulbright programmes this year is April 30 or May 1, 2013. He narrated aspects of his experience on generosity, responsibility and simplicity saying that beneficiaries must learn, relearn and relearn during their Fulbright experience. Dr. Adedimeji stressed that the programme is rich and of immense benefits, saying, “Being a Fulbrighter can be a fascinating experience. Mine was a typical example. Apart from teaching language and culture as well as African Novel, my Fulbright experience exposed me to “Technology and Human Communication”, 'American Government and Politics”, “American Communications and Culture” as well as “Communication Theory” which are courses that I offered at my host institution, Governors State University, University Park, Illinois, USA. “ The Director, Centre for Research and In-House Training (CREDIT), Prof. (Mrs.) Oladiji was on hand to moderate the workshop.

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Accolades as Oladosu launches Mind Mantra By Fatima Abubakre

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he literary circle got a boost on Saturday,April 6, 2013 when a book, Mind Mantra , was released to the market at a public presentation at the Main Auditorium, University of Ilorin. Written by Mubarak Oladosu, the Public Relations Officer of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), Kwara State Chapter, and a member of staff of the Directorate of Corporate Affairs, University of Ilorin, the book, a collection of poems, was hailed by the reviewer, Prof. BayoLawal, the Deputy ViceChancellor (Academic), University of Ilorin, as “a collection of 92 seminal poems dripping with palpable passion”. In his extensive review of the book, the Professor of Language Education said Mind Mantra portrays the author as “a vanguard of justice who has set for himself and indeed all creative artists The author of Mind Mantra, Mr. a t a l l , Oladosu, at the book presentation Herculean and somewhat impossible order.” Prof. Lawal noted that Mr. Oladosu has tapped freely but creatively from the three streams of wisdom – Western (Judeo-Christian), Eastern (Islamic) and traditional (Yoruba oratural arts) – to which he has been exposed as the son of a renowned language educator. He said, “Oladosu has been able to judiciously blend sense with sound in a bid to harmonise both medium and message. Of all the stylistic resources at his disposal, the poet stands out as a master of

alliterative pun and phonotactic rhythm which jointly cut across the whole collection”. The erudite professor however recommended an early revision of the book, saying that “92 poems in a single collection is an overkill”. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor stressed that “with the right sieving and the inevitable drafting and redrafting in the process of self-revision, it would be possible to distill at least two distinct collections restructured both thematically and technically from the present volume.” In his remarks, the National Vice-President, Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), Mr. Denja Abdullahi, who was Chairman at the event, commended the efforts of the author while describing the b o o k presentation as an ambitious and courageous activity. The author, Mr. Oladosu, in his remarks said the collection of poems was the product of his passion for Prof. Lawal reviewing the book at r e a d i n g a n d the occasion writing as a pastime and a vocation. Other dignitaries at the book presentation included the wife of the Vice-Chancellor, Mrs. Husseinat Ambali, the poet's parents, Prof. and Mrs. Abdulganiyu Oladosu, the immediate past Vice-Chancellor of Fountain University, Osogbo, Prof. O. B. Oloyede, members of the academia, as well as members of the Kwara State Association of Nigerian Authors, among several others.

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wo Professors of Animal Production at the University of Ilorin, Kolade Luke Ayorinde and Adewale Moshood Belewu, were recently conferred with Fellowship Awards by different professional organisations in recognition of their s i g n i f i c a n t contributions to their areas of specialisation. While Prof. Ayorinde became the th 27 Fellow of the Nigerian Society for Animal Production on Prof. Ayorinde March 18, 2013, Prof. Belewu became a Fellow of the Nigerian Society for Experimental Biology on March 6, 2013. The Nigerian Society for Animal Production, the largest body of Animal Scientists in West Africa, conferred the Fellowship award on Prof. Oyerinde at a colourful ceremony in Port Harcourt in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the growth and development of animal breeding and genetics in Nigeria.

Prof. Belewu's Fellowship award was conferred th on him during the 13 annual conference of the Nigerian Society for Experimental Biology, a cosmo-society for over 1000 scientists involved in the advancement of knowledge for the benefit of humans, held at the University of Ilorin. The award was conferred in a colourful ceremony held at the Auditorium of the Univeristy of Ilorin in Prof. Belewu recognition of his immense contributions to the advancement of animal experimentation in Nigeria. While highlighting the accomplishments of the awardees, the honours conferred on Prof. Ayorinde and Prof. Belewu further underscored the high esteem in which the University's Animal Production Programme is held by professional peers in Nigeria and abroad.

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he Managing Director of Credit Bureau Limited, Lagos, Mr. A. T. Popoola, has charged well-meaning Nigerians to always blow whistle on corruption episodes and corrupt office holders for the country to move to greater heights and achieve good governance. Mr. Popoola said this last Tuesday (April 9, 2013) while delivering his paper, entitled “Good Governance: Enforcement of Law and Order”, at the 2013 Annual Management Day Celebration of the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM), Kwara State Branch, held at the University of IlorinAuditorium. The guest speaker observed that at the moment, many countries of the world are in vicissitudes of varying kinds and degrees including insurgencies, unemployment and paucity of good leadership. He said, “Good governance is an ideal and a journey. Every responsible society works towards it. It is appropriate to measure the progress we make as a nation on our Good governance journey.”

Quoting the MO Ibrahim Foundation 2012 report, the seasoned administrator reported that Nigeria ranked 41 on the MO Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) in which the regional average was 51. Speaking earlier at the event, the Chairman of the occasion, Mr. Yusuf Olaolu Ali (SAN), noted that the NIM code is enough guide for Nigerians in general and administrators in particular as adherence to the code will lead to an egalitarian society. The legal luminary noted that the progress of the Nigerian nation can begin with the NIM if its members abide by the Institute's code of conduct. In his remarks, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, who was represented by the Dean, Faculty of Education, Prof. S.O. Olorundare, said that good governance should begin at home and it not just a concern of the government officials.

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SUMMARY OF RECEIPTS & PAYMENTS FOR THE PERIOD 4 to 11 April, 2013 RECEIPTS Academic Transcript Scroll Order of Proceedings Academic Gown Staff I.D. Card Change of Course T-Shirt Contractor Registration Form Late Screening Clinic Registration Housing Loan Form Payslip Printout Contractor Registration Fee Student I.D. Card/ Lanyard Miscellaneous Fitness Centre IOE Application Form Add & Drop Form General Outstanding Payment FG Capital Grant Subvention for March 2013 Total Receipts for the Period PAYMENT Stralton Hotels Hotel Accomodation Nanet Hotels Hotel Accomodation Various i.e. Refund etc. Geology & Mineral Science DTLC Total Payments for the Period Signed AYO SIJUWOLA Bursar

AMOUNT 184,000.00 31,600.00 42,850.00 28,500.00 600.00 200,000.00 9,600.00 2,000.00 3,000.00 5,000.00 500.00 1,050.00 30,000.00 8,400.00 1,050.00 24,000.00 5,675,000.00 233,000.00 181,600.00 52,908,538.00 409,506,335.02 469,076,623.02 2,500,000.00 500,000.00 5,637,761.00 1,136,468.23 9,774,229.23

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GOOD GRAMMAR Don’t say: I bought the book at 1,000 naira; Say: I bought the book for 1,000 naira Don’t say: I cannot buy the book for such a price; Say: I cannot buy the book at such a price. Don’t say: This letter is more perfect than the previous one; Say: This letter is superior to (or better than) the previous one. (adjectives like perfect, unique, superior, right etc. are not comparable) Don't say: The conference begins from Thursday; Say: The conference begins on Thursday. Don’t say: Ade considers me as his best friend; Say: Ade considers me his best friend.

Hale& Hearty Curbing Pre-menstrual Symptoms Studies have found that supplementing with 500 to 1,200 milligrams of calcium daily may ease premenstrual symptoms (PMS). Another research suggests that getting calcium from foods (low-fat dairy, whole grains, cruciferous vegetables, spinach, and beans) may also ease PMS.

LAUGH LINES A Nigerian journalist approached a doctor of a mental hospital (a psychiatrist) and the following conversation ensued: Journalist: How do you determine whether to admit a patient or not? Doctor: Well, we first fill a bathtub with water to the top. We then give a tea spoon, a glass cup and a bucket to the patient and ask him/her to empty the bathtub. Journalist: Obviously, a normal person would use the bucket since it is the biggest. Doctor: No!!! You are stupid!Anormal person would pull the DRAIN PLUG! Nurse! Admit this idiot in Ward 7!

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Ø While delivering the 127th Inaugural Lecture of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Sylvia Malomo of the Department of Biochemistry, has called for increased funding for science and technological education in the country. ('Don identifies factors of economic growth', The Herald, Monday, April 8, 2013, p.6; See also, 'Vegetables, fruits can cure cancer, others', Daily Trust, Monday, April 8, 2013, p.10; '…Targets may be a mirage - Don', Blueprint, Tuesday, April 9, 2013, p.8; 'Don tasks NAFDAC, SON on adequate examination of drugs', Nigerian Pilot, Tuesday, April 9, 2013, p.8; 'Don warns about threat to roll back malaria', Nigerian Compass, Wednesday, April 10, 2013, p.19; 'Don urges FG to increase funding for science education', Vanguard, ThursdayApril 11, 2013, p.40) Ø A University of Ilorin don, Prof. IbraheemKatibi, while featuring on a radio programme, has enjoined the Federal Government to set aside funds for research work in Nigerian universities. ('Don seeks fund for research', The Herald, Monday, April 8, 2013, p.6; See also, 'Medical expert advocates budgetary provision for research', National Pilot, Monday 8-10April, 2013, p.4) Ø Some academics in the University of Ilorin have lauded the proposed amnesty for the Boko Haram sect, saying it will guarantee peace in the country. ('Dons justify amnesty for Boko Haram', The Herald, same date, p.8; See also, 'Boko Haram: How Northern elders convinced Jonathan on Amnesty -Akanbi', National Pilot, Monday, April 8-10, 2013, p.2) Ø A University of Ilorin student, Alabi Ismail, has appreciated the Ilorin South Local Government council for providing scholarships to indigenes of the area. ('Ilorin South awards N4.6m scholarship to 206 students', National Pilot, same date, p.5) Ø A physician at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), Dr. Fawibe Ademola, has attributed the high rate of HIV infections in Nigeria to ignorance of the people through means of contracting the disease aside from sexual intercourse. ('HIV/AIDS: Nigeria rated second most affected nation', National Pilot, same date, p.26) Ø The Association of Resident Doctors, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital chapter, has sensitised staff of the Kwara State Ministry of Education on healthy living. ('Association offers Ministry of Education tips on good health', The Herald, same date, p.14; See also,

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'Doctors screen staff for hypertension, diabetes', The Herald, Friday,April 12, 2013, p.9) Some students of Unilorin Secondary School have won prizes at an essay competition. ('Women engineers' concern on perennial flooding', The Herald, same date, p.17) Dr Pius Abioje of the University of Ilorin in an article has stressed the benefits of rotational presidency, stating that it will foster order, equity, peace and progress to the Nigerian political system. ('Igbo leaders mislead their people', The Guardian, Tuesday,April 9, 2013, p.14) The University of Ilorin has invited the public to its 128th inaugural lecture titled 'Dwindling Fish Stocks: Aquaculture and Sustainable Food Security', to be delivered by Prof. Chioma Gladys Nzeh of the Department of Zoology on Thursday, April 11, 2013. ('Inaugural Lecture', Daily Sun, Tuesday, April 9, 2013, p.49; See also, National Pilot, Monday, 2527 March, 2013) The Federal Government has appointed Prof. ChukwumaOkonjo as the new Chairman of the University of Ilorin Governing Board. ('Faces of newly appointed governing council members of selected universities', Daily Independent, Wednesday April 10, 2013, p.41; See also, 'UNILORIN gets new governing council chairman', Nigerian Pilot, Tuesday, April 9, 2013, p.10, 'Inauguration of Governing Councils of Federal Universities', Nigerian Pilot, same date, p.21) Dr. Rasheed Aderinoye of the Faculty of Education, University of Ilorin, has proffered some measures to sustaining education reforms in Kwara State. ('How to sustain education reform in Kwara', The Herald, Wednesday,April 10, 2013, p.17) While delivering a lecture at the Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, the Vice-Chancellor, University of Ilorin, Prof. AbdulGaniyuAmbali, has identified corruption and inconsistent policies as factors hindering the growth and development of higher education in developing countries. ('Lack of ideology hampers education', The Herald, same date, p.6; See also, 'Nigeria's education sector suffering from corruption, policy inconsistencies-VC', Nigerian Pilot, Tuesday, April 9, 2013, p.10; 'UNILORIN VC wants innovative accreditation from NUC', Nigerian Compass, Wednesday,April 10, 2013, p.19)


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University of Ilorin, Prof. Bayo Lawal, has stated that the alumni association of any university is a very powerful interest and pressure group that represents a critical stakeholder in an institution. ('Don gives recipe for successful campus life', Nigerian Compass, Wednesday, April 10, 2013, p.18) The University of Ilorin has been adjudged to be ready for the degree linkage programme by the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN). ('Unilorin ready for degree linkage-CIBN', Nigerian Compass, same date, p.18) Three lecturers and five students from the Department of Physiology of the University of th Ilorin have won Travel Awards to attend the 37 International Union of Physiological Sciences Congress in Birmingham, United Kingdom. ('Physiology Department wins 8 IUPS awards', Nigerian Compass, same date, p.18) Prof. Ibraheem Katibi of the College of Health Sciences, University of Ilorin, has advocated a healthy lifestyle of good diet and exercise to prevent and manage hypertension and other related diseases when he delivered the 126th Inaugural Lecture of the University entitled 'The Choice is Yours But the Burden is Ours', recently. ('40m Nigerians live with hypertension - Katibi', Nigerian Compass, same date, p.15; See also, 'Varsity Don: Right Choices Can Prevent Hypertension', ThisDay, Wednesday, April 10, 2013, pp .38 and 39) The Dean, Faculty of Communication and Information Sciences, University of Ilorin, Prof. L.O. Aina, has identified teaching as the most important responsibility of lecturers in the

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university system. ('Varsity lecturers admonished to be dutiful', Nigerian Pilot, Tuesday,April 9, 2013, p.10) While delivering the sixth Annual Mustapha Akanbi Public Lecture of the Faculty of Law, University of Ilorin, Justice Chima Nweze of the Court of Appeal has blamed delay in the administration of justice in Nigeria on continued application of anachronistic laws in the nation's judiciary. ('Outdated laws, bane of Nigerian judiciaryNweze', Daily Newswatch, Friday, April 5, 2013, p.9 Prof. Badmas Lanre Yusuf of the University of Ilorin has disclosed that the Federal Government is not sincere about granting amnesty to Boko Haram. ('FG not sincere on amnesty for B 'Haram Badmus', National Pilot, Thursday April 11-14, 2013, p.4) A former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, has advocated that universities be allowed to examine new intakes. ('What fate awaits UTME, NECO?' The Nation, Thursday,April 11, 2013, p.25) Prof. Badmas Lanre Yusuf of the University of Ilorin has appealed to the Kwara State Government to properly fund the College of Arabic and Islamic Legal Studies with a view to making it a centre of excellence. ('Don seeks more fund for college', The Herald, Friday,April 12, 2013, p.8) Prof. Abiodun Adeloye of the Department of Animal Production, University of Ilorin, has warned of imminent outbreak of diseases in farms with the approach of the raining season. ('Expert warns farmers on risk of disease', The Nation, April 12, 2013, p.14)

New Appointment Name Dr. K. I. Adam

Department Business Law

Appointment Co-ordinator, Department of Business Law

Effective Date With Immediate Effect

Quotes of the Week The works must be conceived with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coolness. - Joan Miro Countless as the sands of the sea are human passions.

- Nikolai Gogol

Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.

- Robert A. Heinlein

One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.

- Chinua Achebe

It is better to be alone than in bad company.

- George Washington

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ast Tuesday, April 9, 2013, all roads led to the new Auditorium of the Kwara State College of Arabic and Islamic Legal Studies (CAILS), Ilorin, where the former Provost of the institution and Professor of Islamics at the University of Ilorin, Badmas Olanrewaju Yusuf, was honoured by the Law Students Association of the College. The symbol of the award is a journal, The Learned: Essays in Honour of Professor Badmas Olanrewaju Yusuf. It was really an honour well deserved as the world attests to the monumental contributions of Prof. Yusuf to the academic and general development of the 20-year old institution during his eventful tenure as the Provost of the College between 2001 and 2007. To say that the selfless services of the acclaimed don to the uplift of the institution was colossal is an understatement; Prof. Yusuf actually transformed the College from a barely-known institution to a reputable and besought citadel of learning to which students now troop from far and near. The honoured don has been consistently useful to both the academia and the larger community. He has meritoriously served as the Head of the Department of Religions of the University during which period public lectures and publications were revived as another key feature of the trailblazing Department, which has produced a good number of heroes. He has served, and still serves, the hosting community of this University as a school proprietor, spiritual leader, intellectual ambassador, public affairs analyst and religious ideologue. Apart from serving as the Chairman of the Kwara State Pilgrims Welfare Board from 1993 to 1995, Prof. Yusuf also served Nigeria as the Federal Commissioner (Operations) of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Abuja, between 2006 and 2010. But beyond being useful to the University, the Ilorin community, Kwara State, Nigeria and the world at large, it is the “person” in the personality of Prof. Yusuf that is most striking to me. A highly talented scholar and academic giant with a native-like control of many languages, this versatile academic is an epitome of simplicity and humility with a passion for motivating and encouraging others. Little wonder that he has that magnetic pull, the centripetal force, as evident again on the day of his award, with the calibre and diversity of the audience that witnessed the occasion, chaired by the former Grand Kadi of the Kwara State Shariah Court of Appeal, Hon. Justice M.A.Ambali (rtd.). It is an established fact that Prof. Yusuf is so useful that

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he can be described as a man who is worthy of being celebrated at all moments. As knowledge is conscious and borne out of direct experience, phenomenologically speaking, what is said here is not a platitude but a profundity informed by the conscious knowledge of the garlanded scholar and accomplished community leader over a period of about two decades. My acquaintance with the unassuming and avuncular don began in the mid-90's when I offered a course he taught as a 200 level student. He had a minor issue with me when I was noticeably absent from his lectures on some occasions but he understood my problem of “clashes” as the only student offering the course, “Textual Study of Hadith”, in my class as I explained. I managed to secure the highest grade I received as an undergraduate from the course. Three years later as a final year student (yours sincerely was admitted to the University in 1993, matriculated in 1994 and graduated in 1999, which makes “almost seven years” authentic by simple arithmetic – if you get my drift), Prof. Yusuf willingly accepted to review a book I wrote, a collection of poems actually, as a final year student in 1998 without seeing me. For a Senior Lecturer of the University then and respectable “big man” in the society to accept to review the work of a small fry like me, who did not even meet him personally on it, was simplicity taken to another level. That experience has made me accept, no matter how tight my schedule is, an invitation to an assignment of that nature. Through that simple act of humility, I became a beneficiary, on a personal note, of his well-acclaimed usefulness. Years later, as the Provost of CAILS and my involvement in some of the activities of the College through him, some people refer(red) to me as “a friend of the College”, courtesy of his kindness. Prof. Yusuf is a compulsive speaker and prolific writer who has visited many countries of the world, including Ghana, Libya, Indonesia, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States of America, among several others. His academic contributions have been published in reputable outlets all over the world. He is a role model, a man of all seasons who has this remarkable attitude of making people, no matter how lowly like this writer, feel important. Here is congratulating Prof. Yusuf, the useful, on the deserved honour conferred on him, since I was not privileged that day to say what I know about him! Prof., more power to your elbow; more feathers to your cap, Sir!

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Unilorin Bulletin 15th April 2013  

Unilorin Bulletin 15th April 2013

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