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  •  Stakeholders in the Water and Sanitation sector in Northwest geopolitical zone have called for the overhauling of the sector to enhance the provision of potable water nationwide In their contribution to a News Agency of Nigeria survey on how to revive the public water supply system respondents in Kaduna Kano Sokoto Zamfara Kebbi and Katsina states were of the consensus that the state of potable water supply in Northwest and the country in general lacked much to be desired In Kano respondents called for the upgrading of the water supply system to boost potable water supply across the nation Some of them identified lack of maintenance culture as one of the factors responsible for the state of affairs observing that most people never imbibed the habit of prudence in managing potable water that government spent huge amount of money to treat One of the stakeholders even suggested the privatisation of the sector revealing that a research conducted indicated the willingness of people to pay for improved potable water A respondent from Kano Prof Salisu Dan azumi of the Department of Civil Engineering Bayero Univeristy stressed the need for collaboration amongst stakeholders The need to revive public water system cannot be over emphasized we cannot sustain our life without water for household activities The problem of water supply comes from the intake treatment transmission and distribution which are the major processes water system undergo before it passes for consumption The quantity of water being supplied to the public is less than 30 per cent of demand making it difficult for people to access sufficient public water they now source water from boreholes water vendors and other sources Danazumi said The Don advised people to look at water as an economic product rather than a social product so that everyone would learn to safeguard the little they have Furthermore he revealed that a survey conducted by his department indicated that people were willingness to pay for improved water supply as such he advised government to look into the possibility of partial privatisation of the sector to guarantee improved services On his part Prof Aliyu Barau of Urban and Regional Planning Department Bayero University Kano said that less than 20 million Nigerians had access to clean water He explained that the statistics was released by the National Bureau of Statistics saying that the period of review was the last two years He stressed that governments needed to double efforts in water resources development and distribution to Nigerians in urban and rural areas Meanwhile a staff of the Kano state Ministry for Water Resources Mr Yusuf Lawan said that the Federal and State Governments had been making effort to develop the water sector He said that with support from development partners the water and sanitation sector had recently been receiving a lot of attention Mr Lawan said that apart from reviving water supply systems there was need to pay attention to the rehabilitation of existing solar powered boreholes A Civil Engineer in Kano Alhaji Mukhtar Sheriff also emphasised the need to review the water supply scheme of the country to ensure adequate supply Sheriff also called on governments at all levels to place priority on sanitation and provision of potable water in their annual budgets In Kaduna Mr Sanusi Maikudi Managing Director of Kaduna State Water Cooperation KADSWAC said Kaduna State Government was doing its bests in the area of water supply He attributed the water scarcity being witnessed in parts of Kaduna metropolis to the ongoing urban renewal projects Due to the dualisation and expansion of roads pipes were removed and expansion is ongoing but after completion water supply would be restored assured On challenges the director said most of the items used for water treatment both infrastructure and consumable had to be imported Also the COVID 19 pandemic and the Russia Ukrane war have disrupted the final supply value chain he said Meanwhile some residents of Kaduna who spoke to NAN said water supply within the metropolis had been very poor Mr Kabiru Ladan of Ungwan Mu azu said he could not recall when last he saw water gushing out of the pipe borne water in his house We depend on well water and water from neighbors who are generous enough with their boreholes he said Also Isa Mahmud of Ibadan street in Kaduna noted that although the ongoing construction of roads affected water supply the scarcity in supply had existed long before the commencement of the road projects Also Mrs Deborah Musa of Sabo area lamented cases of unattended broken pipes in their settlement which affected water supply Meanwhile Zamfara State Commissioner for Water Resources Ibrahim Mayana said government had commenced the process of fine tuning the State Water Policy He said the process had gone far adding that all stakeholders were being carried along Very soon we are going to complete the drafting process and present same to the National Council on Water Resources The policy which is the first of its kind since the creation of the state would help in addressing challenges of water supply in the state the Commissioner added According to him the policy will help the state meet international standards and also receive support from International Organizations On its part Kebbi State Ministry of Water Resources said it had concluded arrangements to revive public water supply system across the state The Acting Permanent Secretary of the ministry Alhaji Aminu Umar told NAN that the four main water supply plants in the state would be revived Umar identified lack of maintenance culture of the facilities as one of the major challenges faced in sustaining water supply in the state In his contribution the Managing Director of Hydroelectric Power Producing Areas Development Commission HYPPADEC Alhaji Abubakar Yelwa said the Commission had earmarked over N900 million for the reconstruction of the 42 year old Yauri Water Works in the state to ease difficulties faced by people in Yauri Emirate He said that similar intervention would be extended to other power producing communities in the area facing similar challenges as a result of unfulfilled agreement reached when Kanji dam was constructed Yelwa who lamented the dilapidated state of the water works said that some aspects of the project required upgrading or replacement Also the General Manager of the State Water Board Engineer Zayyanu Shehu told NAN that several boreholes had been sunk with massive reservoirs storing water as back up and for emergency purposes This is an antidote to the global warming that may likely force dams and lakes supplying water to the water works to dry up Shehu said Moreover the Chairman of Board of Trustees of Khadimiyya for Justice and Development Initiative KJDI a Non Governmental Organisation Alhaji Abubakar Gotomo said that the NGO had drilled over 365 motorised boreholes across the 225 political wards in the state Gotomo also commended the founder of the foundation Abubakar Malami SAN the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Jusruce for standing firmly in the service of humanity describing him as a rare philanthropist On it s part the Katsina State Government said it had expended over N2 6 billion on provision of water to over 2000 rural communities in the state State governor Aminu Masari said all the urban and rural water projects captured in his Restoration Agenda would be completed to provide potable drinking to the people In Sokoto Alhaji Dahiru Yabo State Commissioner for Water Resources told NAN that the state government had been doing its best to ensure supply of potable water to its people He said there were about 10 mega water supply projects that comprised treatment plants semi urban water supply schemes drilling sources distribution processors and storage facilities across the state NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Northwest stakeholders advocate overhauling, privatisation, of public water supply system.
     Stakeholders in the Water and Sanitation sector in Northwest geopolitical zone have called for the overhauling of the sector to enhance the provision of potable water nationwide In their contribution to a News Agency of Nigeria survey on how to revive the public water supply system respondents in Kaduna Kano Sokoto Zamfara Kebbi and Katsina states were of the consensus that the state of potable water supply in Northwest and the country in general lacked much to be desired In Kano respondents called for the upgrading of the water supply system to boost potable water supply across the nation Some of them identified lack of maintenance culture as one of the factors responsible for the state of affairs observing that most people never imbibed the habit of prudence in managing potable water that government spent huge amount of money to treat One of the stakeholders even suggested the privatisation of the sector revealing that a research conducted indicated the willingness of people to pay for improved potable water A respondent from Kano Prof Salisu Dan azumi of the Department of Civil Engineering Bayero Univeristy stressed the need for collaboration amongst stakeholders The need to revive public water system cannot be over emphasized we cannot sustain our life without water for household activities The problem of water supply comes from the intake treatment transmission and distribution which are the major processes water system undergo before it passes for consumption The quantity of water being supplied to the public is less than 30 per cent of demand making it difficult for people to access sufficient public water they now source water from boreholes water vendors and other sources Danazumi said The Don advised people to look at water as an economic product rather than a social product so that everyone would learn to safeguard the little they have Furthermore he revealed that a survey conducted by his department indicated that people were willingness to pay for improved water supply as such he advised government to look into the possibility of partial privatisation of the sector to guarantee improved services On his part Prof Aliyu Barau of Urban and Regional Planning Department Bayero University Kano said that less than 20 million Nigerians had access to clean water He explained that the statistics was released by the National Bureau of Statistics saying that the period of review was the last two years He stressed that governments needed to double efforts in water resources development and distribution to Nigerians in urban and rural areas Meanwhile a staff of the Kano state Ministry for Water Resources Mr Yusuf Lawan said that the Federal and State Governments had been making effort to develop the water sector He said that with support from development partners the water and sanitation sector had recently been receiving a lot of attention Mr Lawan said that apart from reviving water supply systems there was need to pay attention to the rehabilitation of existing solar powered boreholes A Civil Engineer in Kano Alhaji Mukhtar Sheriff also emphasised the need to review the water supply scheme of the country to ensure adequate supply Sheriff also called on governments at all levels to place priority on sanitation and provision of potable water in their annual budgets In Kaduna Mr Sanusi Maikudi Managing Director of Kaduna State Water Cooperation KADSWAC said Kaduna State Government was doing its bests in the area of water supply He attributed the water scarcity being witnessed in parts of Kaduna metropolis to the ongoing urban renewal projects Due to the dualisation and expansion of roads pipes were removed and expansion is ongoing but after completion water supply would be restored assured On challenges the director said most of the items used for water treatment both infrastructure and consumable had to be imported Also the COVID 19 pandemic and the Russia Ukrane war have disrupted the final supply value chain he said Meanwhile some residents of Kaduna who spoke to NAN said water supply within the metropolis had been very poor Mr Kabiru Ladan of Ungwan Mu azu said he could not recall when last he saw water gushing out of the pipe borne water in his house We depend on well water and water from neighbors who are generous enough with their boreholes he said Also Isa Mahmud of Ibadan street in Kaduna noted that although the ongoing construction of roads affected water supply the scarcity in supply had existed long before the commencement of the road projects Also Mrs Deborah Musa of Sabo area lamented cases of unattended broken pipes in their settlement which affected water supply Meanwhile Zamfara State Commissioner for Water Resources Ibrahim Mayana said government had commenced the process of fine tuning the State Water Policy He said the process had gone far adding that all stakeholders were being carried along Very soon we are going to complete the drafting process and present same to the National Council on Water Resources The policy which is the first of its kind since the creation of the state would help in addressing challenges of water supply in the state the Commissioner added According to him the policy will help the state meet international standards and also receive support from International Organizations On its part Kebbi State Ministry of Water Resources said it had concluded arrangements to revive public water supply system across the state The Acting Permanent Secretary of the ministry Alhaji Aminu Umar told NAN that the four main water supply plants in the state would be revived Umar identified lack of maintenance culture of the facilities as one of the major challenges faced in sustaining water supply in the state In his contribution the Managing Director of Hydroelectric Power Producing Areas Development Commission HYPPADEC Alhaji Abubakar Yelwa said the Commission had earmarked over N900 million for the reconstruction of the 42 year old Yauri Water Works in the state to ease difficulties faced by people in Yauri Emirate He said that similar intervention would be extended to other power producing communities in the area facing similar challenges as a result of unfulfilled agreement reached when Kanji dam was constructed Yelwa who lamented the dilapidated state of the water works said that some aspects of the project required upgrading or replacement Also the General Manager of the State Water Board Engineer Zayyanu Shehu told NAN that several boreholes had been sunk with massive reservoirs storing water as back up and for emergency purposes This is an antidote to the global warming that may likely force dams and lakes supplying water to the water works to dry up Shehu said Moreover the Chairman of Board of Trustees of Khadimiyya for Justice and Development Initiative KJDI a Non Governmental Organisation Alhaji Abubakar Gotomo said that the NGO had drilled over 365 motorised boreholes across the 225 political wards in the state Gotomo also commended the founder of the foundation Abubakar Malami SAN the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Jusruce for standing firmly in the service of humanity describing him as a rare philanthropist On it s part the Katsina State Government said it had expended over N2 6 billion on provision of water to over 2000 rural communities in the state State governor Aminu Masari said all the urban and rural water projects captured in his Restoration Agenda would be completed to provide potable drinking to the people In Sokoto Alhaji Dahiru Yabo State Commissioner for Water Resources told NAN that the state government had been doing its best to ensure supply of potable water to its people He said there were about 10 mega water supply projects that comprised treatment plants semi urban water supply schemes drilling sources distribution processors and storage facilities across the state NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Northwest stakeholders advocate overhauling, privatisation, of public water supply system.
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    Northwest stakeholders advocate overhauling, privatisation, of public water supply system.

    Stakeholders in the Water and Sanitation sector in Northwest geopolitical zone have called for the overhauling of the sector to enhance the provision of potable water nationwide.

    In their contribution to a News Agency of Nigeria survey on how to revive the public water supply system, respondents in Kaduna, Kano, Sokoto, Zamfara, Kebbi and Katsina states, were of the consensus that the state of potable water supply in Northwest and the country in general, lacked much to be desired.

    In Kano, respondents called for the upgrading of the water supply system to boost potable water supply across the nation.

    Some of them identified lack of maintenance culture as one of the factors responsible for the state of affairs, observing that most people never imbibed the habit of ‘prudence’ in managing potable water that government spent huge amount of money to treat.

    One of the stakeholders even suggested the privatisation of the sector, revealing that a research conducted indicated the willingness of people to pay for improved potable water.

    A respondent from Kano, Prof Salisu Dan’azumi of the Department of Civil Engineering, Bayero Univeristy, stressed the need for collaboration amongst stakeholders.

    “The need to revive public water system cannot be over-emphasized; we cannot sustain our life without water for household activities.

    “The problem of water supply comes from the intake, treatment, transmission, and distribution, which are the major processes water system undergo before it passes for consumption.

    “The quantity of water being supplied to the public is less than 30 per cent of demand, making it difficult for people to access sufficient public water; they now source water from boreholes, water vendors and other sources”, Danazumi said.

    The Don advised people to look at water as an ‘economic product’ rather than a ‘social product’, so that everyone would learn to safeguard the little they have.

    Furthermore, he revealed that a survey conducted by his department indicated that people were willingness to pay for improved water supply, as such, he advised government to look into the possibility of partial privatisation of the sector to guarantee improved services.

    On his part, Prof. Aliyu Barau of Urban and Regional Planning Department, Bayero University Kano, said that less than 20 million Nigerians had access to clean water.

    He explained that the statistics was released by the National Bureau of Statistics, saying that the period of review was the last two years.

    He stressed that governments needed to double efforts in water resources development and distribution to Nigerians in urban and rural areas.

    Meanwhile, a staff of the Kano state Ministry for Water Resources, Mr Yusuf Lawan, said that the Federal and State Governments had been making effort to develop the water sector.

    He said that with support from development partners, the water and sanitation sector had recently been receiving a lot of attention.

    Mr Lawan said that apart from reviving water supply systems, there was need to pay attention to the rehabilitation of existing solar powered boreholes.

    A Civil Engineer in Kano, Alhaji Mukhtar Sheriff, also emphasised the need to review the water supply scheme of the country to ensure adequate supply.

    Sheriff also called on governments at all levels to place priority on sanitation and provision of potable water in their annual budgets.

    In Kaduna, Mr Sanusi Maikudi, Managing Director of Kaduna State Water Cooperation (KADSWAC), said Kaduna State Government was doing its bests in the area of water supply.

    He attributed the water scarcity being witnessed in parts of Kaduna metropolis  to the ongoing urban renewal projects.

    “Due to the dualisation and expansion of roads, pipes were removed and expansion is ongoing, but after completion, water supply would be restored”, assured .

    On challenges, the director said most of the items used for water treatment, both infrastructure and consumable, had to be imported.

    “Also, the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukrane war have disrupted the final supply value chain”, he said.

    Meanwhile, some residents of Kaduna who spoke to NAN said water supply within the metropolis had been very poor.

    Mr Kabiru Ladan of Ungwan Mu’azu said he could not recall when last he saw water gushing out of the pipe-borne water in his house.

    “We depend on well water and water from neighbors who are generous enough with their boreholes,” he said.

    Also, Isa Mahmud of Ibadan street in Kaduna, noted that although the ongoing construction of roads affected water supply, the scarcity in supply had existed long before the commencement of the road projects.

    Also, Mrs Deborah Musa of Sabo area lamented cases of unattended broken pipes in their settlement, which affected water supply.

    Meanwhile, Zamfara State Commissioner for Water Resources, Ibrahim Mayana, said government had commenced the process of fine-tuning the State Water Policy.

    He said the process had gone far, adding that all stakeholders were being carried along.

    “Very soon, we are going to complete the drafting process and present same to the National Council on Water Resources.

    “The policy, which is the first of its kind since the creation of the state, would help in addressing challenges of water supply in the state”, the Commissioner added.

    According to him, the policy will help the state meet international standards and also receive support from International Organizations.

    On its part, Kebbi State Ministry of Water Resources, said it had concluded arrangements to revive public water supply system across the state.

    The Acting Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Alhaji Aminu Umar, told NAN that the four main water supply plants in the state, would be revived.

    Umar identified lack of maintenance culture of the facilities as one of the major challenges faced in sustaining water supply in the state.

    In his contribution, the Managing Director of Hydroelectric Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HYPPADEC), Alhaji Abubakar Yelwa , said the Commission had earmarked over N900 million for the reconstruction of the 42 year- old Yauri Water Works in the state to ease difficulties faced by people in Yauri Emirate.

    He said that similar intervention would be extended to other power-producing communities in the area facing similar challenges as a result of unfulfilled agreement reached when Kanji dam was constructed.

    Yelwa, who lamented the dilapidated state of the water works, said that some aspects of the project required upgrading or replacement.

    Also, the General Manager of the State Water Board, Engineer, Zayyanu Shehu, told NAN that several boreholes had been sunk with massive reservoirs storing water as back-up and for emergency purposes.

    “This is an antidote to the global warming that may likely force dams and lakes supplying water to the water works to dry up,” Shehu said.

    Moreover, the Chairman of Board of Trustees of Khadimiyya for Justice and Development Initiative (KJDI), a Non-Governmental Organisation, Alhaji Abubakar Gotomo, said that the NGO had drilled over 365 motorised boreholes across the 225 political wards in the state.

    Gotomo also commended the founder of the foundation, Abubakar Malami, SAN, the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Jusruce, for standing firmly in the service of humanity, describing him as a rare philanthropist.

    On it’s part, the Katsina State Government said it had expended over N2.6 billion on provision of water to over 2000 rural communities in the state.

    State governor, Aminu Masari said all the urban and rural water projects captured in his “Restoration Agenda” would be completed to provide potable drinking to the people.

    In Sokoto, Alhaji Dahiru Yabo, State Commissioner for Water Resources told NAN that the state government had been doing its best to ensure supply of potable water to its people.

    He said there were about 10 mega water supply projects that comprised treatment plants, semi urban water supply schemes, drilling sources, distribution processors, and storage facilities across the state.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Prof Bala Muhammad of the Bayero University Kano has advocated for humanitarian journalism to be included in the university curriculum for better knowledge about crises and issues that affect human welfare Muhammad Lecturer in the Department of Mass Communications said this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria after a two day workshop for media professionals in Kano He said that the workshop was aimed at improving the reportorial skills of journalists in reporting humanitarian issues which was organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross ICRC According to him humanitarian journalism can be defined as the production of factual accounts about crises and issues that affect human welfare Muhammad called on ICRC and other organisations to collaborate and propose to the universities especially at the graduate level for humanitarian journalism to be a part of the studies It will help the journalists to have knowledge of crisis and conflict reporting Most universities have health development communication population journalism except humanitarian journalist he said He says the five pillars of Nigeria s insecurity are guns make them bold drugs make them reckless forests hide them motorcycles give them mobility and corruption fuels their impunity A humanitarian journalist needs to be creative vibrant innovative resilient and must not be biased write fake news and uninformed he said According to him generally the news of conflict involves other news values as drama and oddity therefore has an emotional impact factor that appeals to many people Muhammad said a journalist must know history of the place the geography and how to understand fake news He advised that journalists should bring out the side of the victim perspective to limelight because the person was also newsworthy The culprit has been the centre of news all the time we are trying to tell our journalists that the victim is also newsworthy the victim should also be considered a news material Muhammad said He said that the criminal deserved punishment and the victims deserved people s sympathy and so journalists should look at both ends NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Don advocates humanitarian journalism in university curriculum
     Prof Bala Muhammad of the Bayero University Kano has advocated for humanitarian journalism to be included in the university curriculum for better knowledge about crises and issues that affect human welfare Muhammad Lecturer in the Department of Mass Communications said this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria after a two day workshop for media professionals in Kano He said that the workshop was aimed at improving the reportorial skills of journalists in reporting humanitarian issues which was organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross ICRC According to him humanitarian journalism can be defined as the production of factual accounts about crises and issues that affect human welfare Muhammad called on ICRC and other organisations to collaborate and propose to the universities especially at the graduate level for humanitarian journalism to be a part of the studies It will help the journalists to have knowledge of crisis and conflict reporting Most universities have health development communication population journalism except humanitarian journalist he said He says the five pillars of Nigeria s insecurity are guns make them bold drugs make them reckless forests hide them motorcycles give them mobility and corruption fuels their impunity A humanitarian journalist needs to be creative vibrant innovative resilient and must not be biased write fake news and uninformed he said According to him generally the news of conflict involves other news values as drama and oddity therefore has an emotional impact factor that appeals to many people Muhammad said a journalist must know history of the place the geography and how to understand fake news He advised that journalists should bring out the side of the victim perspective to limelight because the person was also newsworthy The culprit has been the centre of news all the time we are trying to tell our journalists that the victim is also newsworthy the victim should also be considered a news material Muhammad said He said that the criminal deserved punishment and the victims deserved people s sympathy and so journalists should look at both ends NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Don advocates humanitarian journalism in university curriculum
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    Don advocates humanitarian journalism in university curriculum

    Prof. Bala Muhammad of the Bayero University Kano has advocated for humanitarian journalism to be included in the university curriculum for better knowledge about crises and issues that affect human welfare.

    Muhammad, Lecturer in the Department of Mass Communications, said this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria after a two-day workshop for media professionals in Kano. He said that the workshop was aimed at improving the reportorial skills of journalists in reporting humanitarian issues which was organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

    According to him, humanitarian journalism can be defined as the production of factual accounts about crises and issues that affect human welfare.

    Muhammad called on ICRC and other organisations to collaborate and propose to the universities, especially at the graduate level for humanitarian journalism to be a part of the studies.

    “It will help the journalists to have knowledge of crisis and conflict reporting.

    “Most universities have health, development, communication, population journalism except humanitarian journalist,’’ he said.

    He says the five pillars of Nigeria’s insecurity are guns, make them bold; drugs, make them reckless; forests, hide them; motorcycles, give them mobility and corruption fuels their impunity.

    “A humanitarian journalist needs to be creative, vibrant, innovative, resilient and must not be biased, write fake news and uninformed,” he said.

    According to him, generally, the news of conflict involves other news values as drama and oddity; therefore, has an emotional impact factor that appeals to many people.

    Muhammad said a journalist must know history of the place, the geography and how to understand fake news.

    He advised that journalists should bring out the side of the victim perspective to limelight because the person was also newsworthy.

    “ The culprit has been the centre of news all the time, we are trying to tell our journalists that the victim is also newsworthy, the victim should also be considered a news material,’’ Muhammad said.

    He said that the criminal deserved punishment and the victims deserved people’s sympathy and so journalists should look at both ends.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Federal Universities CVCNU has elected the Vice Chancellor of University of Benin Prof Lilian Salami as its chairman This is contained in a statement signed by its Secretary General Prof Yakubu Ochefu in Abuja on Thursday Ochefu said that the new chairman was unanimously elected at its meeting held at its secretariat in Abuja He said that the Vice Chancellor of Bayero University Kano Prof Sagir Abbas was also elected as the Alternate Chairman Ochefu said that the secretariat wishes the two members of the Executive Board of the Committee success as they take over the mantle of leadership Recall that until the election of Salami she was the Alternate Chairman to Prof Sulyman Abdulkareem who will be completing his tenure as the Vice Chancellor University of Ilorin on Oct 15 With the election she becomes the second female Vice Chancellor to head the Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Federal Universities NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Committee of Vice-Chancellors gets new chairman
     The Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Federal Universities CVCNU has elected the Vice Chancellor of University of Benin Prof Lilian Salami as its chairman This is contained in a statement signed by its Secretary General Prof Yakubu Ochefu in Abuja on Thursday Ochefu said that the new chairman was unanimously elected at its meeting held at its secretariat in Abuja He said that the Vice Chancellor of Bayero University Kano Prof Sagir Abbas was also elected as the Alternate Chairman Ochefu said that the secretariat wishes the two members of the Executive Board of the Committee success as they take over the mantle of leadership Recall that until the election of Salami she was the Alternate Chairman to Prof Sulyman Abdulkareem who will be completing his tenure as the Vice Chancellor University of Ilorin on Oct 15 With the election she becomes the second female Vice Chancellor to head the Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Federal Universities NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Committee of Vice-Chancellors gets new chairman
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    Committee of Vice-Chancellors gets new chairman

    The Committee of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Federal Universities (CVCNU) has elected the Vice-Chancellor of University of Benin, Prof. Lilian Salami as its chairman.

    This is contained in a statement signed by its Secretary General, Prof. Yakubu Ochefu, in Abuja on Thursday.

    Ochefu said that the new chairman was unanimously elected at its meeting held at its secretariat in Abuja.

    He said that the Vice-Chancellor of Bayero University, Kano, Prof. Sagir  Abbas was also elected as the Alternate Chairman.

    Ochefu said that the secretariat wishes the two members of the Executive Board of the Committee success as they take over the mantle of leadership.

    Recall that until the election of Salami, she was the Alternate Chairman to Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem, who will be completing his tenure as the Vice-Chancellor, University of Ilorin on Oct. 15With the election, she becomes the second female Vice-Chancellor to head the Committee of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Federal Universities.


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  •  Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development has inaugurated Strategic Technical Working Group to enhance effective dissemination of information on humanitarian activities in Nigeria Farouq inaugurated the Group at a 3 Day Communications Strategy Technical Working Group Retreat on Monday in Abuja The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the members of the group comprises heads of media and publicity from the nine agencies under the Ministry of Communication experts from UN and the academia Farouq stressed that the roles of the ministry s communications media and press teams and that of the stakeholders and relevant partners were interrelated and interdependent This underscores the need for them to work together in developing a strategy that cuts across board and works for all whether state or non state actors Furthermore establishing inter governmental and inter agency communications networks and collaborations will encourage cohesion and improve the overall effectiveness of humanitarian interventions In the three years of its existence the ministry has put in place humanitarian policies to guide humanitarian response and provide an enabling environment for the effective coordination of National and international humanitarian interventions Humanitarian crisis disasters and social issues are complex in nature and communicating such complexities has become increasingly difficult So also communicating these complexities to multiple players and the general public requires the adoption of a coherent cohesive and coordinated approach Farouq said She further explained that the approach required communication solutions that provided information advisories and guidance across broad range of issues to all groups partners stakeholders people of concern and public According to Farouq the Communication Strategy to be developed is not intended to duplicate or replace any existing communication media or advocacy activities or tamper with their brand identity Rather it will identify strategic ways that joint communications can help to achieve their vision and the community achieve their collective vision and goals The Strategy must speak to the peculiarities and nature of the assignment of all those involved in humanitarian response NAN reports that Farouq was represented at the event by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry Dr Nasir Sani Gwarzo Speaking the Special Assistant to Farouq on Corporate Communications Mrs Halima Oyelade said the essence of the retreat was to have a document and structure for synergy and effective media engagement that could also solidify sustainability Similarly Dr Oluseyi Soremekun the National Information Officer NU Information Centre Nigeria said when an organisation was doing a lot but not communicating enough its effort would not be appreciated He added that the timing and inauguration of the group was apt Also Dr Bala Muhammed a lecturer at the Bayero University Kano said expertise was not effectiveness adding that there was a need to have strategic system of communication that would be purposeful and effective There is a communication and Information Policy but there is no policy on how we communicate what we do I hope that God will see us through and I also hope that our efforts here will not meet the bureaucratic bottleneck of governance NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FG inaugurates Technical Group for communication on humanitarian activities
     Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development has inaugurated Strategic Technical Working Group to enhance effective dissemination of information on humanitarian activities in Nigeria Farouq inaugurated the Group at a 3 Day Communications Strategy Technical Working Group Retreat on Monday in Abuja The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the members of the group comprises heads of media and publicity from the nine agencies under the Ministry of Communication experts from UN and the academia Farouq stressed that the roles of the ministry s communications media and press teams and that of the stakeholders and relevant partners were interrelated and interdependent This underscores the need for them to work together in developing a strategy that cuts across board and works for all whether state or non state actors Furthermore establishing inter governmental and inter agency communications networks and collaborations will encourage cohesion and improve the overall effectiveness of humanitarian interventions In the three years of its existence the ministry has put in place humanitarian policies to guide humanitarian response and provide an enabling environment for the effective coordination of National and international humanitarian interventions Humanitarian crisis disasters and social issues are complex in nature and communicating such complexities has become increasingly difficult So also communicating these complexities to multiple players and the general public requires the adoption of a coherent cohesive and coordinated approach Farouq said She further explained that the approach required communication solutions that provided information advisories and guidance across broad range of issues to all groups partners stakeholders people of concern and public According to Farouq the Communication Strategy to be developed is not intended to duplicate or replace any existing communication media or advocacy activities or tamper with their brand identity Rather it will identify strategic ways that joint communications can help to achieve their vision and the community achieve their collective vision and goals The Strategy must speak to the peculiarities and nature of the assignment of all those involved in humanitarian response NAN reports that Farouq was represented at the event by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry Dr Nasir Sani Gwarzo Speaking the Special Assistant to Farouq on Corporate Communications Mrs Halima Oyelade said the essence of the retreat was to have a document and structure for synergy and effective media engagement that could also solidify sustainability Similarly Dr Oluseyi Soremekun the National Information Officer NU Information Centre Nigeria said when an organisation was doing a lot but not communicating enough its effort would not be appreciated He added that the timing and inauguration of the group was apt Also Dr Bala Muhammed a lecturer at the Bayero University Kano said expertise was not effectiveness adding that there was a need to have strategic system of communication that would be purposeful and effective There is a communication and Information Policy but there is no policy on how we communicate what we do I hope that God will see us through and I also hope that our efforts here will not meet the bureaucratic bottleneck of governance NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FG inaugurates Technical Group for communication on humanitarian activities
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    FG inaugurates Technical Group for communication on humanitarian activities

    Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has inaugurated Strategic Technical Working Group to enhance effective dissemination of information on humanitarian activities in Nigeria.  

    Farouq inaugurated the Group at a 3-Day Communications Strategy Technical Working Group Retreat on Monday in Abuja.  

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the members of the group comprises heads of media and publicity from the nine agencies under the Ministry of Communication, experts from UN and the academia.

    Farouq stressed that the roles of the ministry’s communications, media and press teams, and that of the stakeholders and relevant partners were interrelated and interdependent.

    “This underscores the need for them to work together in developing a strategy that cuts across board and works for all, whether state or non-state actors.

    “Furthermore, establishing inter-governmental and inter agency communications networks and collaborations will encourage cohesion and improve the overall effectiveness of humanitarian interventions.

    “In the three years of its existence, the ministry has put in place humanitarian policies to guide humanitarian response and provide an enabling environment for the effective coordination of National and international humanitarian interventions.

    “Humanitarian crisis, disasters and social issues are complex in nature and communicating such complexities has become increasingly difficult.

    “So also, communicating these complexities to multiple players and the general public requires the adoption of a coherent, cohesive and coordinated approach,” Farouq said.

    She further explained that the approach required communication solutions that provided information, advisories and guidance across broad range of issues to all groups, partners, stakeholders, people of concern and public.

    According to Farouq, the Communication Strategy to be developed is not intended to duplicate or replace any existing communication, media or advocacy activities or tamper with their brand identity.

    “Rather it will identify strategic ways that joint communications can help to achieve their vision and the community achieve their collective vision and goals.

    “The Strategy must speak to the peculiarities and nature of the assignment of all those involved in humanitarian response.

    NAN reports that Farouq was represented at the event by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Dr Nasir Sani-Gwarzo.

    Speaking, the Special Assistant to Farouq on Corporate Communications, Mrs Halima Oyelade, said the essence of the retreat was to have a document and structure for synergy and effective media engagement that could also solidify sustainability.

    Similarly, Dr Oluseyi Soremekun, the National Information Officer, NU Information Centre, Nigeria, said when an organisation was doing a lot, but not communicating enough, its effort would not be appreciated.

    He added that the timing and inauguration of the group was apt.

    Also, Dr Bala Muhammed, a lecturer at the Bayero University, Kano said expertise was not effectiveness, adding that there was a need to have strategic system of communication that would be purposeful and effective.

    “There is a communication and Information Policy, but there is no policy on how we communicate what we do.

    I hope that God will see us through and I also hope that our efforts here will not meet the bureaucratic bottleneck of governance.


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  •  Women s Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative WRAPA and Bayero University Kano Centre for Islamic Civilization and Interfaith Dialogue CICID have organised a national dialogue to proffer solutions to the Violence Against Women and Girls VAWG The dialogue had as its theme Supporting Social Norms Changes and Scaling up Commitment to Accountability Towards Curbing the Prevalence of Violence Against Women and Girls VAWG Moving from Rhetoric to Action The News Agency of Nigeria reports that no fewer than 100 interfaith and cultural leaders from across the country participated in the programme on Tuesday in Kano The founder and Chairman WRAPA Board of Trustees Justice Fati Abubakar said that the choice of Interfaith and Culture Leaders was of utmost importance given its over 22 years efforts and campaigns in curbing the prevalence of VAWG Abubakar also said that WRAPA would continue supporting survivors to access justice directly or indirectly through advocacy for legal reforms She said Religious traditional leaders and institutions are deeply rooted at all social levels in all communities They command respect trust and loyalty enabling them to exercise acceptable albeit limited sanctions for social deviations by members in their domains or congregations It is also my appeal that you continue to commit to supporting survivors of violence in private and public spaces by strengthening their abilities and voices to speak out seek help and access justice We must move from rhetoric to action with everyone playing their roles to achieve as well as demonstrate zero tolerance to Violence Against Women and Girls and its consequences Abubakar said In his remarks the Vice Chancellor Bayero University Kano Prof Sagir Adamu Abbas represented by the DVC Academics Dr Sani Gumel said that programme would assist to strengthen unity and curb the menace in the society The National Dialogue is in conformity with the vision and mission of the university to lead in research and education in Africa and commitment to addressing African development challenges he said Also speaking Alhaji Umar Musa Chief of Ninzo in Sanga Local Government of Kaduna state who spoke on behalf of traditional rulers said they have a lot to do to check the menace in their respective areas He commended WRAPA for the efforts assuring to continue supporting it to achieve the set objectives The WRAPA Secretary General Hajiya Saudatu Shehu called for stiffer punishment of perpetrators to serve as deterrent to others Shehu said that women required special attention in the society and also called on the society do away with negative norms against women as well as continue to protect their rights Papers were presented by both Christian and Islamic clerics on the causes of the menace as well as the ways forward NewsSourceCredit NAN
    WRAPA, BUK organise dialogue to address Violence Against Women, Girls
     Women s Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative WRAPA and Bayero University Kano Centre for Islamic Civilization and Interfaith Dialogue CICID have organised a national dialogue to proffer solutions to the Violence Against Women and Girls VAWG The dialogue had as its theme Supporting Social Norms Changes and Scaling up Commitment to Accountability Towards Curbing the Prevalence of Violence Against Women and Girls VAWG Moving from Rhetoric to Action The News Agency of Nigeria reports that no fewer than 100 interfaith and cultural leaders from across the country participated in the programme on Tuesday in Kano The founder and Chairman WRAPA Board of Trustees Justice Fati Abubakar said that the choice of Interfaith and Culture Leaders was of utmost importance given its over 22 years efforts and campaigns in curbing the prevalence of VAWG Abubakar also said that WRAPA would continue supporting survivors to access justice directly or indirectly through advocacy for legal reforms She said Religious traditional leaders and institutions are deeply rooted at all social levels in all communities They command respect trust and loyalty enabling them to exercise acceptable albeit limited sanctions for social deviations by members in their domains or congregations It is also my appeal that you continue to commit to supporting survivors of violence in private and public spaces by strengthening their abilities and voices to speak out seek help and access justice We must move from rhetoric to action with everyone playing their roles to achieve as well as demonstrate zero tolerance to Violence Against Women and Girls and its consequences Abubakar said In his remarks the Vice Chancellor Bayero University Kano Prof Sagir Adamu Abbas represented by the DVC Academics Dr Sani Gumel said that programme would assist to strengthen unity and curb the menace in the society The National Dialogue is in conformity with the vision and mission of the university to lead in research and education in Africa and commitment to addressing African development challenges he said Also speaking Alhaji Umar Musa Chief of Ninzo in Sanga Local Government of Kaduna state who spoke on behalf of traditional rulers said they have a lot to do to check the menace in their respective areas He commended WRAPA for the efforts assuring to continue supporting it to achieve the set objectives The WRAPA Secretary General Hajiya Saudatu Shehu called for stiffer punishment of perpetrators to serve as deterrent to others Shehu said that women required special attention in the society and also called on the society do away with negative norms against women as well as continue to protect their rights Papers were presented by both Christian and Islamic clerics on the causes of the menace as well as the ways forward NewsSourceCredit NAN
    WRAPA, BUK organise dialogue to address Violence Against Women, Girls
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    WRAPA, BUK organise dialogue to address Violence Against Women, Girls

    Women’s Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative (WRAPA) and Bayero University, Kano, Centre for Islamic Civilization and Interfaith Dialogue (CICID), have organised a national dialogue to proffer solutions to the Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG).

    The dialogue had as its theme : “Supporting Social Norms Changes and Scaling up Commitment to Accountability Towards Curbing the Prevalence of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG): Moving from Rhetoric to Action”.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that no fewer than 100 interfaith and cultural leaders from across the country participated in the programme on Tuesday in Kano.The founder and Chairman, WRAPA Board of Trustees, Justice Fati Abubakar, said that the choice of Interfaith and Culture Leaders was of utmost importance given its over 22 years efforts and campaigns in curbing the prevalence of VAWG.

    Abubakar also said that WRAPA would continue supporting survivors to access justice directly or indirectly through advocacy for legal reforms.

    She said: “Religious, traditional leaders and institutions are deeply rooted at all social levels in all communities.

    “They command respect, trust and loyalty enabling them to exercise acceptable albeit limited sanctions for social deviations by members in their domains or congregations.

    “It is also my appeal that you continue to commit to supporting survivors of violence in private and public spaces by strengthening their abilities and voices to speak out, seek help and access justice.

    “We must move from rhetoric to action with everyone playing their roles to achieve as well as demonstrate zero tolerance to Violence Against Women and Girls and its consequences,” Abubakar said.

    In his remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Bayero University, Kano,  Prof. Sagir Adamu-Abbas, represented by the DVC, Academics, Dr Sani Gumel, said that programme would assist to strengthen unity and curb the menace in the society.

    “The National Dialogue is in conformity with the vision and mission of the university to lead in research and education in Africa and commitment to addressing African development challenges,” he said.

    Also speaking, Alhaji Umar Musa, Chief of Ninzo in Sanga Local Government of Kaduna state, who spoke on behalf of traditional rulers said they have a lot to do to check the menace in their respective areas.

    He commended WRAPA for the efforts, assuring to continue  supporting it to achieve the set objectives.

    The WRAPA Secretary-General, Hajiya Saudatu Shehu, called for stiffer punishment of perpetrators to serve as deterrent to others.

    Shehu said that women required special attention in the society and also called on the society do away with negative norms against women, as well as continue to protect their rights.

    Papers were presented by both Christian and Islamic clerics on the causes of the menace as well as the ways forward.


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  •  Some private universities in Northwest say the prolonged strike by Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU has resulted in increase in their admission figure The institutions based in Kano Kaduna and Katsina said although the ASUU strike was not something to celebrate because of its negative impact on the education sector they were reaping from it In Kano sources from five private universities who spoke to NAN said the over six months old strike had resulted in a boost in their enrollment figure NAN reports that the state has about five private universities namely Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria MAAUN Skyline University Kano Al Istiqama University Sumaila Capital City and Baba Ahmed University The MAAUN s Head of Corporate Communications Unit Alhaji Tukur Masanaw said the institution commenced academic session in 20212022 He said that about 1 000 students were matriculated which is the university with the highest number of students in the country Out of the 111 private varsities in Nigeria it is the only varsity that started with the highest enrollment in the country he said On his part the Proprietor of Al Istiqama University Sumaila Alhaji Abdurrahman Sumaila said the ASUU strike had boosted their enrollment figure Al Istiqama University is witnessing increase in its enrollment this time around courtesy of the ongoing nationwide strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU Though that could not be the only factor that led to the recent development however it has contributed immensely As I am speaking to you we have between 400 500 applicants for various courses on our website waiting for approval and this is prior to the commencement of admission for the next academic year This is to tell you that when the admission starts the figures will surely increase he said Kawu Sumaila added that dozens of students from various public universities were also joining Al Istiqama University on transfer since the commencement of the ASUU strike Also the Registrar Skyline University Kano Mr Haruna Aliyu said that the institution admitted 170 students into level one in August 2022 He said that admission was still ongoing adding that the school received more students this year compared to 2021 In 2021 162 students were enrolled into the Skyline University but this year we were able to register 170 students Most of the students were transferred to Kano Campus from outside the country because they could not continue to school abroad due to increase in the dollar exchange rate Students on transfer must study in Skyline for two good years before they graduate This year we also received about 36 transfer from neighbouring university which include Bayero University Kano and Yusuf Maitama Sule University Kano among others he said According to him the school offers 18 courses in three faculties namely the School of Science and Information Technology School of Arts and Management Studies and Medical Sciences Aliyu further explained that during the 2022 JAMB exam 257 students chose Skyline as their first choice while 165 chose the institution as second choice On her part The Public Relations Officer Capital City University Mrs Walida Bello said that due to ASUU strike parents had been coming to make enquiries to enroll their children in the university So far 22 people came and collected admission forms out of which eight had filled and returned the forms Also the Dean Student Officer of Baba Ahmed University Kano Dr Suleiman Kofar Naisa said registration of students was ongoing in the school Some have brought their credentials for screening to check if they are qualified for admission while others who choose Baba Ahmed as second choice were asked to buy green card and make the school as their first choice to enable them gain admission he said Meanwhile the Greenfield University the first private university in Kaduna State said but for the security challenges the institution too would have recorded a boost in enrollment courtesy of ASUU strike Dr Valantine Nwakacha Dean of faculty of Science and Technology of the university told NAN that the volatile security situation in the state was discouraging prospective students who wanted to enroll to study in the university Nwakacha a former Director of Academic Planning in the university said that Greenfield University began academic activities under the 20182019 academic session with 13 students He said that while the lingering strike by the ASUU provided opportunity for enrollment of students to swell insecurity had snatched such an opportunity The official who said that the total enrollment currently stood at about 85 stressed that the number would have been more because of the facilities provided as well as the standard and quality academic programmes offered by the institution Just when many students were beginning to indicate interest in the university bandits invaded the university in April 2021and kidnapped some of our students As a result some of the students left the university because of the insecurity while others were killed this unfortunate incident made prospective candidates to change their minds for security reasons This development forced us to relocate the university formerly located at KM 33 along Kaduna Abuja expressway to Kudenda in Chikun Local Government Area of the state he said Nwakacha said that the 20222023 academic session would commence in two to three weeks time adding that so far about 50 students were seeking admission In Katsina the Head of the Public Affairs and Communications of Al Qalam University Alhaji Akilu Abubakar said it would only show in their next admission if there was any increase in student s enrollment Abubakar explained that by Feb 2022 the University had already started registration for the session saying that was the period when ASUU members began their strike Abubakar further said that the students of Al Qalam had completed their first semester went on break and had now returned for their second semester He added that the University may not have the statistics of the enrollment until January 2023 when the admission list for the 20222023 academic session would have been released I have been receiving a series of calls from people especially parents who said they are losing confidence in the public universities due to the persistent ASUU strike They have been asking when Alqualam is commencing the next admission because they are planning to return their children to the institution he said ng ASH NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ASUU strike: Northwest private varsities record boost in admission figure
     Some private universities in Northwest say the prolonged strike by Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU has resulted in increase in their admission figure The institutions based in Kano Kaduna and Katsina said although the ASUU strike was not something to celebrate because of its negative impact on the education sector they were reaping from it In Kano sources from five private universities who spoke to NAN said the over six months old strike had resulted in a boost in their enrollment figure NAN reports that the state has about five private universities namely Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria MAAUN Skyline University Kano Al Istiqama University Sumaila Capital City and Baba Ahmed University The MAAUN s Head of Corporate Communications Unit Alhaji Tukur Masanaw said the institution commenced academic session in 20212022 He said that about 1 000 students were matriculated which is the university with the highest number of students in the country Out of the 111 private varsities in Nigeria it is the only varsity that started with the highest enrollment in the country he said On his part the Proprietor of Al Istiqama University Sumaila Alhaji Abdurrahman Sumaila said the ASUU strike had boosted their enrollment figure Al Istiqama University is witnessing increase in its enrollment this time around courtesy of the ongoing nationwide strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU Though that could not be the only factor that led to the recent development however it has contributed immensely As I am speaking to you we have between 400 500 applicants for various courses on our website waiting for approval and this is prior to the commencement of admission for the next academic year This is to tell you that when the admission starts the figures will surely increase he said Kawu Sumaila added that dozens of students from various public universities were also joining Al Istiqama University on transfer since the commencement of the ASUU strike Also the Registrar Skyline University Kano Mr Haruna Aliyu said that the institution admitted 170 students into level one in August 2022 He said that admission was still ongoing adding that the school received more students this year compared to 2021 In 2021 162 students were enrolled into the Skyline University but this year we were able to register 170 students Most of the students were transferred to Kano Campus from outside the country because they could not continue to school abroad due to increase in the dollar exchange rate Students on transfer must study in Skyline for two good years before they graduate This year we also received about 36 transfer from neighbouring university which include Bayero University Kano and Yusuf Maitama Sule University Kano among others he said According to him the school offers 18 courses in three faculties namely the School of Science and Information Technology School of Arts and Management Studies and Medical Sciences Aliyu further explained that during the 2022 JAMB exam 257 students chose Skyline as their first choice while 165 chose the institution as second choice On her part The Public Relations Officer Capital City University Mrs Walida Bello said that due to ASUU strike parents had been coming to make enquiries to enroll their children in the university So far 22 people came and collected admission forms out of which eight had filled and returned the forms Also the Dean Student Officer of Baba Ahmed University Kano Dr Suleiman Kofar Naisa said registration of students was ongoing in the school Some have brought their credentials for screening to check if they are qualified for admission while others who choose Baba Ahmed as second choice were asked to buy green card and make the school as their first choice to enable them gain admission he said Meanwhile the Greenfield University the first private university in Kaduna State said but for the security challenges the institution too would have recorded a boost in enrollment courtesy of ASUU strike Dr Valantine Nwakacha Dean of faculty of Science and Technology of the university told NAN that the volatile security situation in the state was discouraging prospective students who wanted to enroll to study in the university Nwakacha a former Director of Academic Planning in the university said that Greenfield University began academic activities under the 20182019 academic session with 13 students He said that while the lingering strike by the ASUU provided opportunity for enrollment of students to swell insecurity had snatched such an opportunity The official who said that the total enrollment currently stood at about 85 stressed that the number would have been more because of the facilities provided as well as the standard and quality academic programmes offered by the institution Just when many students were beginning to indicate interest in the university bandits invaded the university in April 2021and kidnapped some of our students As a result some of the students left the university because of the insecurity while others were killed this unfortunate incident made prospective candidates to change their minds for security reasons This development forced us to relocate the university formerly located at KM 33 along Kaduna Abuja expressway to Kudenda in Chikun Local Government Area of the state he said Nwakacha said that the 20222023 academic session would commence in two to three weeks time adding that so far about 50 students were seeking admission In Katsina the Head of the Public Affairs and Communications of Al Qalam University Alhaji Akilu Abubakar said it would only show in their next admission if there was any increase in student s enrollment Abubakar explained that by Feb 2022 the University had already started registration for the session saying that was the period when ASUU members began their strike Abubakar further said that the students of Al Qalam had completed their first semester went on break and had now returned for their second semester He added that the University may not have the statistics of the enrollment until January 2023 when the admission list for the 20222023 academic session would have been released I have been receiving a series of calls from people especially parents who said they are losing confidence in the public universities due to the persistent ASUU strike They have been asking when Alqualam is commencing the next admission because they are planning to return their children to the institution he said ng ASH NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ASUU strike: Northwest private varsities record boost in admission figure
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    ASUU strike: Northwest private varsities record boost in admission figure

    Some private universities in Northwest say the prolonged strike by Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) , has resulted in increase in their admission figure.

    The institutions, based in Kano, Kaduna and Katsina, said although the ASUU strike was not something to celebrate because of its negative impact on the education sector, they were reaping from it.

    In Kano, sources from five private universities who spoke to NAN, said the over six months old strike had resulted in a boost in their enrollment figure.

    NAN reports that the state has about five private universities, namely Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria (MAAUN), Skyline University, Kano, Al-Istiqama University, Sumaila, Capital City and Baba Ahmed University.

    The MAAUN’s Head of Corporate Communications Unit, Alhaji Tukur  Masanaw, said the institution commenced academic session in 20212022. He said that about 1,000 students were matriculated, which is the university with the highest number of students in the country.

    “Out of the 111 private varsities in Nigeria, it is the only varsity that started with the highest enrollment in the country,” he said.

    On his part, the Proprietor of Al-Istiqama University, Sumaila, Alhaji Abdurrahman Sumaila, said the ASUU strike had boosted their enrollment figure.

    “ Al-Istiqama University is witnessing increase in its enrollment this time around, courtesy of the ongoing nationwide strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

    “Though that could not be the only factor that led to the recent development, however, it has contributed immensely.

    “As I am speaking to you, we have between 400-500 applicants for various courses on our website waiting for approval, and this is prior to the commencement of admission for the next academic year.

    “This is to tell you that when the admission starts, the figures will surely increase ,” he said Kawu-Sumaila added that dozens of students from various public universities were also joining Al-Istiqama University on transfer since the commencement of the ASUU strike.

    Also, the Registrar, Skyline University, Kano, Mr Haruna Aliyu, said that the institution admitted 170 students into level one in August, 2022. He said that admission was still ongoing, adding that the school received more students this year, compared to 2021. “In 2021, 162 students were enrolled into the Skyline University, but this year, we were able to register 170 students.

    “Most of the students were transferred to Kano Campus from outside the country because they could not continue to school abroad due to increase in the dollar exchange rate.

    “Students on transfer must study in Skyline for two good years before they graduate.

    “This year, we also received about 36 transfer from neighbouring university which include Bayero University, Kano and Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano, among others,” he said According to him, the school offers 18 courses in three faculties namely, the School of Science and Information Technology, School of Arts and Management Studies and Medical Sciences.

    Aliyu further explained that during the 2022 JAMB exam, 257 students chose Skyline as their first choice while 165 chose the institution as second choice On her part, The Public Relations Officer, Capital City University, Mrs Walida Bello, said that due to ASUU strike, parents had been coming to make enquiries to enroll their children in the university.

    “So far, 22 people came and collected admission forms, out of which eight had filled and returned the forms.

    Also, the Dean, Student Officer of Baba Ahmed University, Kano, Dr Suleiman Kofar-Naisa, said registration of students was ongoing in the school.

    “Some have brought their credentials for screening to check if they are qualified for admission, while others who choose Baba Ahmed as second choice were asked to buy green card and make the school as their first choice to enable them gain admission”, he said.

    Meanwhile, the Greenfield University, the first private university in Kaduna State, said but for the security challenges, the institution too would have recorded a boost in enrollment, courtesy of ASUU strike.

    Dr Valantine Nwakacha, Dean of faculty of Science and Technology of the university, told NAN that the volatile security situation in the state was discouraging prospective students who wanted to enroll to study in the university.

    Nwakacha, a former Director of Academic Planning in the university, said that Greenfield University began academic activities under the 20182019 academic session, with 13 students.

    He said that while the lingering strike by the ASUU provided opportunity for enrollment of students to swell, insecurity had snatched such an opportunity.

    The official, who said that the total enrollment currently stood at about 85, stressed that the number would have been more because of the facilities provided, as well as the standard and quality academic programmes offered by the institution.

    “Just when many students were beginning to indicate interest in the university, bandits invaded the university in April 2021and kidnapped some of our students.

    “As a result, some of the students left the university because of the insecurity, while others were killed; this unfortunate incident made prospective candidates to change their minds, for security reasons.

    “This development forced us to relocate the university, formerly located at KM 33 along Kaduna-Abuja expressway, to Kudenda in Chikun Local Government Area of the state,” he said.

    Nwakacha said that the 20222023 academic session would commence in two to three weeks time, adding that so far, about 50 students were seeking admission.

    In Katsina, the Head of the Public Affairs and Communications of Al-Qalam University, Alhaji Akilu Abubakar said it would only show in their next admission if there was any increase in student’s enrollment.

    Abubakar explained that by Feb. 2022, the University had already started registration for the session, saying that was the period when ASUU members began their strike.

    Abubakar further said that the students of Al-Qalam had completed their first semester, went on break, and had now returned for their second semester.

    He added that the University may not have the statistics of the enrollment until January 2023 when the admission list for the 20222023 academic session would have been released.

    ” I have been receiving a series of calls from people, especially parents, who said they are losing confidence in the public universities due to the persistent ASUU strike.

    “They have been asking when Alqualam is commencing the next admission because they are planning to return their children to the institution”, he said.

    ng ASH  
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  •  A new Commissioner of Police Mr Kolo Yusuf has reported for duty in Zamfara promising to protect lives and property Police spokesman in the state SP Muhammad Shehu stated in Gusau on Monday that Mr Yusuf is the 32nd commissioner of police to be deployed in Zamfara Mr Kolo Yusuf was born in 1968 in Majiko Village of Edati Local Government Area of Niger He attended Primary School in Niger from 1974 to 1979 He attended Government Technical College Lagos on Niger State government scholarship between 1979 and 1985 Shehu stated Yusuf holds a Bachelor of Law degree of the University of Abuja and is a member of the Nigeria Bar Association He also holds a Master s degree in Crime Management and Prevention obtained at Bayero University Kano and a Doctorate in International Relations He was enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force in 1988 and has served in various capacities including as Officer in Charge Anti Robbery Squad in Anambra Kano Kogi and the FCT among others Yusuf was Commander Inspector General of Police Crack Squad Zone 1 Kano Coordinator Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad and Commander Technical Intelligence Unit and Special Tactical Squad under the Force Intelligence Bureau NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Zamfara gets new police commissioner
     A new Commissioner of Police Mr Kolo Yusuf has reported for duty in Zamfara promising to protect lives and property Police spokesman in the state SP Muhammad Shehu stated in Gusau on Monday that Mr Yusuf is the 32nd commissioner of police to be deployed in Zamfara Mr Kolo Yusuf was born in 1968 in Majiko Village of Edati Local Government Area of Niger He attended Primary School in Niger from 1974 to 1979 He attended Government Technical College Lagos on Niger State government scholarship between 1979 and 1985 Shehu stated Yusuf holds a Bachelor of Law degree of the University of Abuja and is a member of the Nigeria Bar Association He also holds a Master s degree in Crime Management and Prevention obtained at Bayero University Kano and a Doctorate in International Relations He was enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force in 1988 and has served in various capacities including as Officer in Charge Anti Robbery Squad in Anambra Kano Kogi and the FCT among others Yusuf was Commander Inspector General of Police Crack Squad Zone 1 Kano Coordinator Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad and Commander Technical Intelligence Unit and Special Tactical Squad under the Force Intelligence Bureau NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Zamfara gets new police commissioner
    Defence/Security1 month ago

    Zamfara gets new police commissioner

    A new Commissioner of Police, Mr Kolo Yusuf, has reported for duty in Zamfara, promising to protect lives and property.

    Police spokesman in the state, SP Muhammad Shehu, stated in Gusau on Monday that Mr Yusuf is the 32nd commissioner of police to be deployed in Zamfara.

    “Mr Kolo Yusuf was born in 1968 in Majiko Village of Edati Local Government Area of Niger.

    “He attended Primary School in Niger from 1974 to 1979.  He attended Government Technical College, Lagos on Niger State government scholarship between 1979 and 1985,’’ Shehu stated.

    Yusuf holds a Bachelor of Law degree of the University of Abuja and is a member of the Nigeria Bar Association.

    He also holds a Master’s degree in Crime Management and Prevention obtained at Bayero University, Kano, and a Doctorate in International Relations.

    He was enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force in 1988 and has served in various capacities including as Officer-in-Charge, Anti-Robbery Squad in Anambra, Kano, Kogi and the FCT, among others.

    Yusuf was Commander, Inspector-General of Police Crack Squad, Zone 1 Kano, Coordinator, Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad and Commander, Technical Intelligence Unit and Special Tactical Squad under the Force Intelligence Bureau.


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  •  The newly posted Commissioner of Police in Enugu State Mr Ahmed Ammani on Thursday assumed duty as the 27th Commissioner of Police in the state Ammani took over from outgoing Commissioner Mr Abubakar Lawal who had been redeployed to Kano State Command At the over ceremony in Enugu the new commissioner appealed for maximum support and cooperation of citizens especially in the area of timely sharing of credible information and intelligence on crime developments He said that he would bring his wealth of administrative operational and experience garnered over 30 years to bear in reducing crime and criminality in the state With the support of the citizenry I pledge to replicate all feats I have achieved in combating existing and emerging crime and criminality within Enugu State and make the state safer for all he said Ammani hails from Malumfashi Local Government Area of Kastina State and holds a Bachelor of Arts BA Honours Degree in Hausa and Islamic Religious Studies from Bayero University Kano He also holds a Master of Science M Sc Degree in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and a Post Graduate Certificate in Corruption Studies from Hong Kong University He was appointed into the Nigeria Police in 1992 and commissioned as an Assistant Superintendent of Police from where he had risen to the rank of Commissioner of Police serving in different Zonal and State Commands The CP served in formations and on secondment at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission among others NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Ammani assumes duty as 27th Police Commissioner in Enugu
     The newly posted Commissioner of Police in Enugu State Mr Ahmed Ammani on Thursday assumed duty as the 27th Commissioner of Police in the state Ammani took over from outgoing Commissioner Mr Abubakar Lawal who had been redeployed to Kano State Command At the over ceremony in Enugu the new commissioner appealed for maximum support and cooperation of citizens especially in the area of timely sharing of credible information and intelligence on crime developments He said that he would bring his wealth of administrative operational and experience garnered over 30 years to bear in reducing crime and criminality in the state With the support of the citizenry I pledge to replicate all feats I have achieved in combating existing and emerging crime and criminality within Enugu State and make the state safer for all he said Ammani hails from Malumfashi Local Government Area of Kastina State and holds a Bachelor of Arts BA Honours Degree in Hausa and Islamic Religious Studies from Bayero University Kano He also holds a Master of Science M Sc Degree in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and a Post Graduate Certificate in Corruption Studies from Hong Kong University He was appointed into the Nigeria Police in 1992 and commissioned as an Assistant Superintendent of Police from where he had risen to the rank of Commissioner of Police serving in different Zonal and State Commands The CP served in formations and on secondment at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission among others NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Ammani assumes duty as 27th Police Commissioner in Enugu
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    Ammani assumes duty as 27th Police Commissioner in Enugu

    The newly posted Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, Mr Ahmed Ammani, on Thursday assumed duty as the 27th Commissioner of Police in the state.  

    Ammani took over from outgoing Commissioner, Mr Abubakar Lawal, who had been redeployed to Kano State Command.

    At the over ceremony in Enugu, the new commissioner appealed for maximum support and cooperation of citizens, especially in the area of timely sharing of credible information and intelligence on crime developments.  

    He said that he would bring his wealth of administrative, operational and experience garnered over 30 years to bear in reducing crime and criminality in the state.  

    “With the support of the citizenry, I pledge to replicate all feats I have achieved in combating existing and emerging crime and criminality within Enugu State and make the state safer for all,” he said.  

    Ammani hails from Malumfashi Local Government Area of Kastina State and holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) Honours Degree in Hausa and Islamic Religious Studies from Bayero University, Kano.   He also holds a Master of Science (M.

    Sc) Degree in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Corruption Studies from Hong Kong University.  

    He was appointed into the Nigeria Police in 1992 and commissioned as an Assistant Superintendent of Police, from where he had risen to the rank of Commissioner of Police, serving in different Zonal and State Commands.  

    The CP served in formations and on secondment at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, among others.


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  •  The Inspector General of Police I G Mr Usman Baba has ordered the deployment of new Commissioners of Police CPs for Kano Zamfara and Enugu states The Force Public Relations Officer FPRO CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi said this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja He said the CPs affected by the deployment were Abubakar Lawal Kano Kolo Yusuf Zamfara and Ahmed Ammani Enugu State Adejobi said the deployment of Lawal to Kano State followed the retirement of the former CP Sama la Dikko He said Lawal a native of Daura in Katsina holds a Bachelors Degree in Sociology from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and had served in various capacities since his commissioning as an Assistant Superintendent of Police in 1990 The police spokesman said Yusufu the new CP in charge of Zamfara hailed from Niger and holds a Bachelor of Law Degree and is a member of the Nigeria Bar Association He said Yusufu also holds a Masters Degree in Crime Management and Prevention and a Doctorate in International Relations Adejobi said the CP had served in various operational capacities including as Officer in Charge of Anti Robbery Squad in various states Commander I G Crack Squad and Coordinator Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad He said Yusuf also served as the Commander Technical Intelligence Unit and Special Tactical Squad under the Force Intelligence Bureau Adejobi said Ammani the new CP for Enugu state hailed from Katsina and holds a first Degree in Hausa and Islamic Studies from Bayero University Kano and Post Graduate Certificate in Corruption Studies from Hong Kong University He said the new Enugu state CP also holds a Master of Science Degree in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria He had served as Divisional Police Officer in various divisions within Nasarawa State and as Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations in Ondo State Adejobi said the I G charged the newly deployed CPs to hit the ground running in the areas of crime fighting public cooperation and safety The I G called on the public to support and cooperate with the new Police helmsmen to enable them perform optimally on their mandate The police spokesman said the postings were with immediate effect NewsSourceCredit NAN
    I-G deploys new CPs for Kano, 2 other states
     The Inspector General of Police I G Mr Usman Baba has ordered the deployment of new Commissioners of Police CPs for Kano Zamfara and Enugu states The Force Public Relations Officer FPRO CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi said this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja He said the CPs affected by the deployment were Abubakar Lawal Kano Kolo Yusuf Zamfara and Ahmed Ammani Enugu State Adejobi said the deployment of Lawal to Kano State followed the retirement of the former CP Sama la Dikko He said Lawal a native of Daura in Katsina holds a Bachelors Degree in Sociology from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and had served in various capacities since his commissioning as an Assistant Superintendent of Police in 1990 The police spokesman said Yusufu the new CP in charge of Zamfara hailed from Niger and holds a Bachelor of Law Degree and is a member of the Nigeria Bar Association He said Yusufu also holds a Masters Degree in Crime Management and Prevention and a Doctorate in International Relations Adejobi said the CP had served in various operational capacities including as Officer in Charge of Anti Robbery Squad in various states Commander I G Crack Squad and Coordinator Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad He said Yusuf also served as the Commander Technical Intelligence Unit and Special Tactical Squad under the Force Intelligence Bureau Adejobi said Ammani the new CP for Enugu state hailed from Katsina and holds a first Degree in Hausa and Islamic Studies from Bayero University Kano and Post Graduate Certificate in Corruption Studies from Hong Kong University He said the new Enugu state CP also holds a Master of Science Degree in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria He had served as Divisional Police Officer in various divisions within Nasarawa State and as Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations in Ondo State Adejobi said the I G charged the newly deployed CPs to hit the ground running in the areas of crime fighting public cooperation and safety The I G called on the public to support and cooperate with the new Police helmsmen to enable them perform optimally on their mandate The police spokesman said the postings were with immediate effect NewsSourceCredit NAN
    I-G deploys new CPs for Kano, 2 other states
    Defence/Security1 month ago

    I-G deploys new CPs for Kano, 2 other states

    The Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mr Usman Baba has ordered the deployment of new Commissioners of Police (CPs) for Kano, Zamfara and Enugu states.

    The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi said this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.

    He said the CPs affected by the deployment were Abubakar Lawal, Kano,  Kolo Yusuf, Zamfara and Ahmed Ammani, Enugu State.

    Adejobi said the deployment of Lawal to Kano State followed the retirement of the former CP, Samaíla Dikko.

    He said Lawal, a native of Daura in Katsina, holds a Bachelors Degree in Sociology from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and had served in various capacities since his commissioning as an Assistant Superintendent of Police in 1990. The police spokesman said Yusufu, the new CP in charge of Zamfara hailed from Niger and holds a Bachelor of Law Degree and is a member of the Nigeria Bar Association.

    He said Yusufu also holds a Masters Degree in Crime Management and Prevention and a Doctorate in International Relations.

    Adejobi said the CP had served in various operational capacities including as Officer in Charge of Anti-Robbery Squad in various states; Commander, I-G Crack Squad and Coordinator, Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad.

    He said Yusuf also served as the Commander Technical Intelligence Unit and Special Tactical Squad under the Force Intelligence Bureau.

    Adejobi said, Ammani, the new CP for Enugu state hailed from Katsina and holds a first Degree in Hausa and Islamic Studies from Bayero University Kano and Post-Graduate Certificate in Corruption Studies from Hong Kong University.

    He said the new Enugu state CP also holds a Master of Science Degree in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.

    He had served as Divisional Police Officer in various divisions within Nasarawa State and as Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations in Ondo State.

    Adejobi said the I-G charged the newly deployed CPs to hit the ground running in the areas of crime-fighting, public cooperation and safety.

    The I-G called on the public to support and cooperate with the new Police helmsmen to enable them perform optimally on their mandate.

    The police spokesman said the postings were with immediate effect.


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  •  The Governing Council of the University of Ilorin UNILORIN has approved the appointment of Dr Kamaldeen Omo Pupa as the new University Librarian and Mr Ramoni Amaoo as Director of Works The Director Corporate Affairs Department of UNILORIN Mr Kunle Akogun announced this in a statement on Monday in Ilorin He said that the development was one of the highlights of the meeting of the Governing Council of the university presided by its Chairman Mallam Abidu Yazid He said that Omo Pupa would be taking over as the University Librarian from Prof Abdulwahab Issa whose five year tenure ends in October Dr Omo Pupa an Associate Professor and former Ag Head of the Department of Library and Information Science University of Ilorin joined the services of the university as an Assistant Lecturer in 2008 He was born 52 years ago in Ilorin and attended the famous Government High School Ilorin from where he received his West African School Certificate WASC in 1987 he said Akogun added that Omo Pupa was a product of the Bayero University Kano where he earned his Bachelor s Degree in Library and Information Science in 1994 He got his Master s Degree in the same discipline from the University of Ibadan in 2005 He had earlier obtained his Master s degree in Labour and Industrial Relations from the University of Ilorin in 2000 The new librarian of the university also capped his academic credentials with a Doctorate degree in Library and Information Science from the University of KwaZulu Natal South Africa in 2016 he said Akogun similarly described the incoming Director of Works Mr Amaoo as a renowned Mechanical Engineer with about four decades experience in various sectors An indigene of Ede Osun State Amaoo joined the services of UNILORIN as a Principal Mechanical Engineer in 2011 Born about 60 years ago the new director attended the famous Muslim Grammar School Ede from where he earned his WASC in 1981 He proceeded to the Polytechnic Ibadan Oyo State for his Ordinary National Diploma OND in Mechanical Engineering which he obtained in 1984 Amaoo also received a Bachelor s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University Ile Ife in 1988 and later Master s Degree at the University of Lagos in the same discipline in 2008 he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    UNILORIN gets new Librarian, Works Director
     The Governing Council of the University of Ilorin UNILORIN has approved the appointment of Dr Kamaldeen Omo Pupa as the new University Librarian and Mr Ramoni Amaoo as Director of Works The Director Corporate Affairs Department of UNILORIN Mr Kunle Akogun announced this in a statement on Monday in Ilorin He said that the development was one of the highlights of the meeting of the Governing Council of the university presided by its Chairman Mallam Abidu Yazid He said that Omo Pupa would be taking over as the University Librarian from Prof Abdulwahab Issa whose five year tenure ends in October Dr Omo Pupa an Associate Professor and former Ag Head of the Department of Library and Information Science University of Ilorin joined the services of the university as an Assistant Lecturer in 2008 He was born 52 years ago in Ilorin and attended the famous Government High School Ilorin from where he received his West African School Certificate WASC in 1987 he said Akogun added that Omo Pupa was a product of the Bayero University Kano where he earned his Bachelor s Degree in Library and Information Science in 1994 He got his Master s Degree in the same discipline from the University of Ibadan in 2005 He had earlier obtained his Master s degree in Labour and Industrial Relations from the University of Ilorin in 2000 The new librarian of the university also capped his academic credentials with a Doctorate degree in Library and Information Science from the University of KwaZulu Natal South Africa in 2016 he said Akogun similarly described the incoming Director of Works Mr Amaoo as a renowned Mechanical Engineer with about four decades experience in various sectors An indigene of Ede Osun State Amaoo joined the services of UNILORIN as a Principal Mechanical Engineer in 2011 Born about 60 years ago the new director attended the famous Muslim Grammar School Ede from where he earned his WASC in 1981 He proceeded to the Polytechnic Ibadan Oyo State for his Ordinary National Diploma OND in Mechanical Engineering which he obtained in 1984 Amaoo also received a Bachelor s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University Ile Ife in 1988 and later Master s Degree at the University of Lagos in the same discipline in 2008 he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    UNILORIN gets new Librarian, Works Director
    General news1 month ago

    UNILORIN gets new Librarian, Works Director

    The Governing Council of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) has approved the appointment of Dr Kamaldeen Omo-Pupa as the new University Librarian and Mr Ramoni Amaoo, as Director of Works.

    The Director, Corporate Affairs Department of UNILORIN, Mr Kunle Akogun, announced this in a statement on Monday in Ilorin.

    He said that the development was one of the highlights of the meeting of the Governing Council of the university presided by its Chairman, Mallam Abidu Yazid.

    He said that Omo-Pupa would be taking over as the University Librarian from Prof. Abdulwahab Issa, whose five-year tenure ends in October.

    “Dr Omo-Pupa, an Associate Professor and former Ag. Head of the Department of Library and Information Science, University of Ilorin, joined the services of the university as an Assistant Lecturer in 2008. “He was born 52 years ago in Ilorin and attended the famous Government High School, Ilorin, from where he received his West African School Certificate (WASC) in 1987,” he said.

    Akogun added that Omo-Pupa was a product of the Bayero University, Kano, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Library and Information Science in 1994. “He got his Master’s Degree in the same discipline from the University of Ibadan in 2005. “He had earlier obtained his Master’s degree in Labour and Industrial Relations from the University of Ilorin in 2000. “The new librarian of the university also capped his academic credentials with a Doctorate degree in Library and Information Science from the University of KwaZulu, Natal, South Africa, in 2016,” he said.

    Akogun, similarly, described the incoming Director of Works, Mr Amaoo, as a renowned Mechanical Engineer with about four decades experience in various sectors.

    “An indigene of Ede, Osun State, Amaoo joined the services of UNILORIN as a Principal Mechanical Engineer in 2011. “Born about 60 years ago, the new director attended the famous Muslim Grammar School, Ede, from where he earned his WASC in 1981. “He proceeded to the Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyo State, for his Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in Mechanical Engineering, which he obtained in 1984. “Amaoo also received a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, in 1988, and later Master’s Degree at the University of Lagos in the same discipline in 2008,” he said.


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