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  •  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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  •  The Vice Chancellor University of Benin Prof Lilian Salami has challenged medical and dental consultants to urgently address the escalating incidences of brain drain in the country Salami made the call in a statement issued through the university s Public Relations unit and obtained by newsmen on Saturday in Benin He gave the challenge at the opening of the 2022 National Executive Council NEC meeting of the Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria MDCAN in the state The vice chancellor who was the chairman of the event asserted that the incidences of brain drain had plagued the country s health sector for too long The don frowned at the exodus of doctors consultants and other health workers from the country Salami said it is normal for people to seek greener pastures adding that there was the need for health care practitioners to take their professional oath of care for others more seriously and make necessary sacrifices The country is going through challenges and all hands must be on deck to make the society a better place for all The university of Benin has made tremendous strides and contributed immensely to the development of quality education in Nigeria This it achieved by training the needed manpower resources in the medical and other fields positioned to galvanise the advancement of the society she said Salami reiterated the university s commitment to the provision of cutting edge facilities for research teaching and learning This she said is in order to make the students to become competitive internationally and without any feeling of inadequacy NewsSourceCredit NAN
    UNIBEN VC challenges medical, dental consultants on brain drain
     The Vice Chancellor University of Benin Prof Lilian Salami has challenged medical and dental consultants to urgently address the escalating incidences of brain drain in the country Salami made the call in a statement issued through the university s Public Relations unit and obtained by newsmen on Saturday in Benin He gave the challenge at the opening of the 2022 National Executive Council NEC meeting of the Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria MDCAN in the state The vice chancellor who was the chairman of the event asserted that the incidences of brain drain had plagued the country s health sector for too long The don frowned at the exodus of doctors consultants and other health workers from the country Salami said it is normal for people to seek greener pastures adding that there was the need for health care practitioners to take their professional oath of care for others more seriously and make necessary sacrifices The country is going through challenges and all hands must be on deck to make the society a better place for all The university of Benin has made tremendous strides and contributed immensely to the development of quality education in Nigeria This it achieved by training the needed manpower resources in the medical and other fields positioned to galvanise the advancement of the society she said Salami reiterated the university s commitment to the provision of cutting edge facilities for research teaching and learning This she said is in order to make the students to become competitive internationally and without any feeling of inadequacy NewsSourceCredit NAN
    UNIBEN VC challenges medical, dental consultants on brain drain
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    UNIBEN VC challenges medical, dental consultants on brain drain

    The Vice-Chancellor,  University of Benin, Prof. Lilian Salami, has challenged medical and dental consultants to urgently address the escalating incidences of brain drain in the country.

    Salami made the call in a statement issued through the university ‘s Public Relations unit and obtained by newsmen on Saturday in Benin.

    He gave the challenge at the opening of the 2022 National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the Medical and Dental Consultants’ Association of Nigeria (MDCAN), in the state.

    The vice-chancellor, who was  the chairman of the event, asserted that the incidences of brain drain had plagued the country’s health sector for too long.

    The don frowned at the exodus of doctors, consultants and other health workers from the country.

    Salami said, ”it is normal for people to seek greener pastures,” adding that there was the need for health care practitioners to take their professional oath of care for others, more seriously and make necessary sacrifices.

    “The country is going through challenges and all hands must be on deck to make the society a better place for all.

    “The university of Benin has made tremendous strides and contributed immensely to the development of quality education in Nigeria.

    “This, it achieved, by training the needed manpower resources in the medical and other fields positioned to galvanise the advancement of the society,” she said.

    Salami reiterated the university’s commitment to the provision of cutting edge facilities for research, teaching and learning.

    This, she said, is in order to make the students to become competitive internationally and without any feeling of inadequacy.


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  •  The Edo State Government says it has concluded arrangement to revitalise the Ojirami Dam in Akoko Edo Local Government Area of the state to provide and supply portable water to residents of the locality Edo Governor Godwin Obaseki made the disclosure at the 25th coronation anniversary and birthday celebration of the Otaru of Igarra Oba Emmanuel Adeche Saiki II held in Igarra Akoko Edo Local Government of Edo on Saturday Obaseki represented by the Commissioner for Culture Tourism and Diaspora Affair Mr Bamidele Obaitan said the government was developing a tourism master plan aimed at creating job opportunities for the people of the state According to him the Akoko Edo Local Government is part of the tourism master plan due to the huge tourism sites located in the council area and Edo North in general We are working on a tourism master plan to develop the tourism potential in Edo Akoko Edo is abound with huge tourism potential and the local government is part of our tourism master plan due to various tourist sites in the area With the development of the local government tourism potential the area will bring more businesses and money to the people and the state Obaseki said Obaseki promised the people of the local government of establishing more health centres and construction of more roads to boost economic productivity in the council area as part of his mega project The governor congratulated the Otaru of Igarra on his 25 years on the throne adding that the years had witness peaceful reign in Igarra I must congratulate you on your 25th year as the Otaru of Igarra and your reign has brought valuable services to the people of Igarra As you mark your 25th year coronation anniversary may Almighty God grant you many more years on the throne Obaseki said In his welcome address the chairman of the Igarra community Mr Tajudeen Alade said Igarra was celebrating over two decades of peaceful and successful reign on the royal throne of Otaru of Igarra This is why with one voice all members of Igarra community are praying that God in his infinite mercy continues to protect and guide him give him good health long life wisdom and zeal We pray God to usher into his domain greater unity love peace and accord him all necessary ingredients for the development of his immediate domain he said The community chairman however appealed to the state government for the establishment of a processing or manufacturing industry to provide both manufactured materials due to different solid minerals that abound in the local government Earlier the Otaru of Igarra Adeche thanked the state government and the people of the community for the support and cooperation in the last 25 years as the traditional ruler of the area Adeche said that his 25 years as the paramount ruler of Igarra have brought meaningful development to the area I am immensely grateful to Almighty God and our ancestors for the protection and guidance accorded me since Sept 20 1997 when officially I was installed as the 21th Otaru of Igarra Since my coronation as the Otaru of Igarra and the paramount traditional ruler of Clan I have been having the very best cooperation and wise counsel of the state government Akoko Edo local council traditional rulers council palace chiefs elders and the entire people of Igarra community Their collective contributions have made governance in Igarra royal palace peaceful he said The Otaru enjoined every Igarra person to have a new heart that exhibits love and a new spirit that must promote unity and and not division in the community He however appealed to the state government to create a higher institution in the local government for more development in the council area The highpoint of the event was the bestowing of a chieftaincy titleon the Vice Chancellor of the University of Benin Prof Lilian Salami as the Oganete of Igarra and Dr Mariam Ibrahim Deputy Director Admin Legal Aid Council of Nigeria as Otuonoguvo of Igarra NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Edo govt. to develop tourism master plan, revitalise Ojirami dam
     The Edo State Government says it has concluded arrangement to revitalise the Ojirami Dam in Akoko Edo Local Government Area of the state to provide and supply portable water to residents of the locality Edo Governor Godwin Obaseki made the disclosure at the 25th coronation anniversary and birthday celebration of the Otaru of Igarra Oba Emmanuel Adeche Saiki II held in Igarra Akoko Edo Local Government of Edo on Saturday Obaseki represented by the Commissioner for Culture Tourism and Diaspora Affair Mr Bamidele Obaitan said the government was developing a tourism master plan aimed at creating job opportunities for the people of the state According to him the Akoko Edo Local Government is part of the tourism master plan due to the huge tourism sites located in the council area and Edo North in general We are working on a tourism master plan to develop the tourism potential in Edo Akoko Edo is abound with huge tourism potential and the local government is part of our tourism master plan due to various tourist sites in the area With the development of the local government tourism potential the area will bring more businesses and money to the people and the state Obaseki said Obaseki promised the people of the local government of establishing more health centres and construction of more roads to boost economic productivity in the council area as part of his mega project The governor congratulated the Otaru of Igarra on his 25 years on the throne adding that the years had witness peaceful reign in Igarra I must congratulate you on your 25th year as the Otaru of Igarra and your reign has brought valuable services to the people of Igarra As you mark your 25th year coronation anniversary may Almighty God grant you many more years on the throne Obaseki said In his welcome address the chairman of the Igarra community Mr Tajudeen Alade said Igarra was celebrating over two decades of peaceful and successful reign on the royal throne of Otaru of Igarra This is why with one voice all members of Igarra community are praying that God in his infinite mercy continues to protect and guide him give him good health long life wisdom and zeal We pray God to usher into his domain greater unity love peace and accord him all necessary ingredients for the development of his immediate domain he said The community chairman however appealed to the state government for the establishment of a processing or manufacturing industry to provide both manufactured materials due to different solid minerals that abound in the local government Earlier the Otaru of Igarra Adeche thanked the state government and the people of the community for the support and cooperation in the last 25 years as the traditional ruler of the area Adeche said that his 25 years as the paramount ruler of Igarra have brought meaningful development to the area I am immensely grateful to Almighty God and our ancestors for the protection and guidance accorded me since Sept 20 1997 when officially I was installed as the 21th Otaru of Igarra Since my coronation as the Otaru of Igarra and the paramount traditional ruler of Clan I have been having the very best cooperation and wise counsel of the state government Akoko Edo local council traditional rulers council palace chiefs elders and the entire people of Igarra community Their collective contributions have made governance in Igarra royal palace peaceful he said The Otaru enjoined every Igarra person to have a new heart that exhibits love and a new spirit that must promote unity and and not division in the community He however appealed to the state government to create a higher institution in the local government for more development in the council area The highpoint of the event was the bestowing of a chieftaincy titleon the Vice Chancellor of the University of Benin Prof Lilian Salami as the Oganete of Igarra and Dr Mariam Ibrahim Deputy Director Admin Legal Aid Council of Nigeria as Otuonoguvo of Igarra NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Edo govt. to develop tourism master plan, revitalise Ojirami dam
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    Edo govt. to develop tourism master plan, revitalise Ojirami dam

    The Edo State Government says it has concluded arrangement to revitalise the Ojirami Dam in Akoko Edo Local Government Area of the state to provide and supply portable water to residents of the locality.

    Edo Governor, Godwin Obaseki, made the disclosure at the 25th coronation anniversary and birthday celebration of the Otaru of Igarra, Oba Emmanuel Adeche Saiki II, held in Igarra Akoko Edo Local Government of Edo, on Saturday.

    Obaseki, represented by the Commissioner for Culture, Tourism and Diaspora Affair, Mr Bamidele Obaitan said the government was developing a tourism master plan aimed at creating job opportunities for the people of the state.

    According to him, the Akoko Edo Local Government is part of the tourism master plan due to the huge tourism sites located in the council area and Edo North in general.

    “We are working on a tourism master plan to develop the tourism potential in Edo. “Akoko Edo is abound with huge tourism potential and the local government is part of our tourism master plan due to various tourist sites in the area.

    “With the development of the local government tourism potential, the area will bring more businesses and money to the people and the state,” Obaseki said.

    Obaseki promised the people of the local government of establishing more health centres and construction of more roads to boost economic productivity in the council area as part of his mega project.

    The governor congratulated the Otaru of Igarra on his 25 years on the throne, adding that the years had witness peaceful reign in Igarra.

    “I must congratulate you on your 25th year as the Otaru of Igarra and your reign has brought valuable services to the people of Igarra.

    “As you mark your 25th year coronation anniversary, may Almighty God grant you many more years on the throne, ” Obaseki said.

    In his welcome address, the chairman of the Igarra community, Mr Tajudeen Alade said Igarra was celebrating over two decades of peaceful and successful reign on the royal throne of Otaru of Igarra.

    “This is why with one voice, all members of Igarra community are praying that God in his infinite mercy continues to protect and guide him, give him good health, long life, wisdom and zeal.

    We pray God to usher into his domain, greater unity, love, peace and accord him all necessary ingredients for the development of his immediate domain, ” he said.

    The community chairman, however, appealed to the state government for the establishment of a processing or manufacturing industry to provide both manufactured materials due to different solid minerals that abound in the local government .

    Earlier, the Otaru of Igarra, Adeche thanked the state government and the people of the community for the support and cooperation in the last 25 years as the traditional ruler of the area.

    Adeche said that his 25 years as the paramount ruler of Igarra have brought meaningful development to the area.

    “I am immensely grateful to Almighty God and our ancestors for the protection and guidance accorded me since Sept. 20, 1997 when officially I was installed as the 21th Otaru of Igarra.

    “Since my coronation as the Otaru of Igarra and the paramount traditional ruler of Clan, I have been having the very best cooperation and wise counsel of the state government, Akoko Edo local council, traditional rulers council, palace chiefs, elders and the entire people of Igarra community.

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    “Their collective contributions have made governance in Igarra royal palace peaceful,” he said.

    The Otaru, enjoined every Igarra person to have a new heart that exhibits love and a new spirit that must promote unity and and not division in the community.

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    He, however, appealed to the state government to create a higher institution in the local government for more development in the council area.

    The highpoint of the event was the bestowing of a chieftaincy titleon the Vice Chancellor of the University of Benin, Prof. Lilian Salami as the Oganete of Igarra and Dr Mariam Ibrahim, Deputy Director Admin Legal Aid Council of Nigeria as Otuonoguvo of Igarra.


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  •  Baker Hughes Nig Ltd a multi national oil servicing company has donated multi million naira laboratory equipment to the Department of Petroleum Engineering University of Benin UNIBEN The donation was announced in a statement issued by the Public Relations Unit of the university on Friday The company s Team Leader Geoservices Mr Ndokwe Chidi Ndokwe while handing over the equipment said that the gesture was to bridge the gap in training students of the department Ndokwe added that the gesture was in fulfilment of the organisation s corporate social responsibility Receiving the donation UNIBEN Vice Chancellor Prof Lilian Salami lauded the company for the donation which she said would aid teaching and learning Salami said that the university was committed to effective teaching and learning to enable its students to compete favourably with their counterparts globally The vice chancellor called on other public spirited organisations to emulate the gesture The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the equipment include sand content kit pH meter water analysis kit retorts kit and hydrometer NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Company donates lab equipment to UNIBEN
     Baker Hughes Nig Ltd a multi national oil servicing company has donated multi million naira laboratory equipment to the Department of Petroleum Engineering University of Benin UNIBEN The donation was announced in a statement issued by the Public Relations Unit of the university on Friday The company s Team Leader Geoservices Mr Ndokwe Chidi Ndokwe while handing over the equipment said that the gesture was to bridge the gap in training students of the department Ndokwe added that the gesture was in fulfilment of the organisation s corporate social responsibility Receiving the donation UNIBEN Vice Chancellor Prof Lilian Salami lauded the company for the donation which she said would aid teaching and learning Salami said that the university was committed to effective teaching and learning to enable its students to compete favourably with their counterparts globally The vice chancellor called on other public spirited organisations to emulate the gesture The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the equipment include sand content kit pH meter water analysis kit retorts kit and hydrometer NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Company donates lab equipment to UNIBEN
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    Company donates lab equipment to UNIBEN

    Baker Hughes Nig. Ltd, a multi-national oil servicing company, has donated multi-million naira laboratory equipment to the Department of Petroleum Engineering, University of Benin (UNIBEN).

    The donation was announced in a statement issued by the Public Relations Unit of the university on Friday.

    The company’s Team Leader, Geoservices, Mr Ndokwe Chidi Ndokwe, while handing over the equipment, said that the gesture was to bridge the gap in  training students of the department.

    Ndokwe added that the gesture was in  fulfilment of the organisation’s corporate social responsibility.

    Receiving the donation, UNIBEN Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Lilian Salami, lauded the company for the donation which, she said, would aid teaching and learning.

    Salami said that the university was committed to effective teaching and learning to enable its students to compete favourably with their counterparts globally.

    The vice-chancellor called on other public-spirited organisations to emulate the gesture.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the equipment  include sand content kit, pH meter, water analysis kit, retorts kit and hydrometer.


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  •  The Tertiary Education Trust Fund TETFUND has approved 40 Institution Based Research IBR N60 million grant for the University of Benin UNIBEN The university announced this via a statement issued on Tuesday in Benin by the Public Relations Officer of the institution Dr Benedicta Ehanire The grant she said followed efforts by the Vice Chancellor Prof Lilian Salami to reposition the institution s research innovations for effective service delivery She said the vice chancellor was briefed by the Director of Research and Development Prof M A Bamikole who also delivered the letter of award from TETFUND to her According to her the number is unprecedented in the history of IBR grants in the UNIBEN The Vice Chancellor commended the University s Research and Development Committee URDC for the thorough screening and peer review process of the research proposals submitted by staff before they were presented to TETFUND Since research is central to innovations and development the vice chancellor reaffirmed her commitment to research revolution in the university and congratulated the 40 Lead Researchers and their teams for making the University proud the university s spokesperson said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    TETFund approves 40 Institution-Based Research (IBR) grant for UNIBEN
     The Tertiary Education Trust Fund TETFUND has approved 40 Institution Based Research IBR N60 million grant for the University of Benin UNIBEN The university announced this via a statement issued on Tuesday in Benin by the Public Relations Officer of the institution Dr Benedicta Ehanire The grant she said followed efforts by the Vice Chancellor Prof Lilian Salami to reposition the institution s research innovations for effective service delivery She said the vice chancellor was briefed by the Director of Research and Development Prof M A Bamikole who also delivered the letter of award from TETFUND to her According to her the number is unprecedented in the history of IBR grants in the UNIBEN The Vice Chancellor commended the University s Research and Development Committee URDC for the thorough screening and peer review process of the research proposals submitted by staff before they were presented to TETFUND Since research is central to innovations and development the vice chancellor reaffirmed her commitment to research revolution in the university and congratulated the 40 Lead Researchers and their teams for making the University proud the university s spokesperson said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    TETFund approves 40 Institution-Based Research (IBR) grant for UNIBEN
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    TETFund approves 40 Institution-Based Research (IBR) grant for UNIBEN

    The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) has approved 40 Institution-Based Research (IBR) N60 million grant for the University of Benin (UNIBEN).

    The university announced this via a statement issued on Tuesday in Benin by the Public Relations Officer of the institution, Dr Benedicta Ehanire.

    The grant, she said, followed efforts by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Lilian Salami, to reposition the institution’s research innovations for effective service delivery.

    She said the vice chancellor was briefed by the Director of Research and Development, Prof. M.

    A. Bamikole, who also delivered the letter of award from TETFUND to her.

    According to her, the number is unprecedented in the history of IBR grants in the UNIBEN.

    “The Vice Chancellor commended the University’s Research and Development Committee (URDC) for the thorough screening and peer review process of the research proposals submitted by staff before they were presented to TETFUND.

    “Since research is central to innovations and development, the vice chancellor reaffirmed her commitment to research revolution in the university and congratulated the 40 Lead Researchers and their teams for making the University proud,” the university’s spokesperson said.


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  •  The University of Benin UNIBEN has entered into a partnership with the Geneva based European Organisation for Nuclear Research CERN The partnership is in the area of scientific and technological research development CERN is a leading scientific research centre in the world A statement from the Public Relations Unit of UNIBEN on Wednesday said that two students of the university Miss Decent Oghifo and Mr David Dosu had earlier won a globally competitive screening organised by CERN According to the statement the two students are expected to travel to Geneva to participate in the CERN Students Summer Programme This is the first time students from Sub Saharan Africa would be participating in such an event it said It said that Prof Musibau Bamikole the Director of Research and Development of UNIBEN presented the students to the university s Vice Chancellor Prof Lilian Salami and other members of the school management It quoted the director as saying that CERN was favourably disposed to collaborating with UNIBEN in project management and implementation According to the statement the vice chancellor was elated at the achievements and described the collaboration with CERN as a major boost to the research and academic profiles of UNIBEN NewsSourceCredit NAN
    UNIBEN partners foreign organisation on nuclear research
     The University of Benin UNIBEN has entered into a partnership with the Geneva based European Organisation for Nuclear Research CERN The partnership is in the area of scientific and technological research development CERN is a leading scientific research centre in the world A statement from the Public Relations Unit of UNIBEN on Wednesday said that two students of the university Miss Decent Oghifo and Mr David Dosu had earlier won a globally competitive screening organised by CERN According to the statement the two students are expected to travel to Geneva to participate in the CERN Students Summer Programme This is the first time students from Sub Saharan Africa would be participating in such an event it said It said that Prof Musibau Bamikole the Director of Research and Development of UNIBEN presented the students to the university s Vice Chancellor Prof Lilian Salami and other members of the school management It quoted the director as saying that CERN was favourably disposed to collaborating with UNIBEN in project management and implementation According to the statement the vice chancellor was elated at the achievements and described the collaboration with CERN as a major boost to the research and academic profiles of UNIBEN NewsSourceCredit NAN
    UNIBEN partners foreign organisation on nuclear research
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    UNIBEN partners foreign organisation on nuclear research

    The University of Benin (UNIBEN) has entered into a partnership with the Geneva-based European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN).

    The partnership is in the area of scientific and technological research development.

    CERN is a leading  scientific research centre in the world.

    A statement from the Public Relations Unit of UNIBEN on Wednesday said that two students of the university, Miss Decent Oghifo and Mr David Dosu, had earlier won a globally-competitive screening organised by CERN.

    According to the statement, the two students are expected to travel to Geneva to participate in the CERN Students’ Summer Programme.

    “This is the first time students from Sub-Saharan Africa would be participating in such an event,’’ it said.

    It said that Prof. Musibau Bamikole, the Director of Research and Development of UNIBEN, presented the students to the university’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Lilian Salami, and other members of the school management.

    It quoted  the director as saying that CERN was favourably disposed to collaborating with UNIBEN in project management and implementation.

    According to the statement,  the vice-chancellor was elated at the achievements and described the collaboration with CERN as a major boost to the research and academic profiles of UNIBEN.

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  •  The management of the University of Benin has ordered the closure of the institution until further notice following the two month extension of the industrial action of the University Staff Union ASUU The university which announced the closure on Tuesday through a statement issued in Benin Ademola Bobola ordered students to vacate their hostels within 48 hours of the notice Bobola explained that the decision was made after due consultation between the institution s management and the Vice Chancellor Prof Lilian Salami representing the Senate The action has become convenient as there is no justifiable reason for students to continue on campus when lectures and other academic activities are not taking place Consequently students must vacate the hostels within 48 hours of this notice They are ordered to monitor the situation closely to be aware of the eventual reopening of the school The management wishes the students a safe journey to their respective destinations the statement read in part
    ASUU Strike: UNIBEN closes down, directs students to vacate hostels
     The management of the University of Benin has ordered the closure of the institution until further notice following the two month extension of the industrial action of the University Staff Union ASUU The university which announced the closure on Tuesday through a statement issued in Benin Ademola Bobola ordered students to vacate their hostels within 48 hours of the notice Bobola explained that the decision was made after due consultation between the institution s management and the Vice Chancellor Prof Lilian Salami representing the Senate The action has become convenient as there is no justifiable reason for students to continue on campus when lectures and other academic activities are not taking place Consequently students must vacate the hostels within 48 hours of this notice They are ordered to monitor the situation closely to be aware of the eventual reopening of the school The management wishes the students a safe journey to their respective destinations the statement read in part
    ASUU Strike: UNIBEN closes down, directs students to vacate hostels
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    ASUU Strike: UNIBEN closes down, directs students to vacate hostels

    The management of the University of Benin has ordered the closure of the institution until further notice following the two-month extension of the industrial action of the University Staff Union (ASUU).The university, which announced the closure on Tuesday through a statement issued in Benin, Ademola Bobola, ordered students to vacate their hostels within 48 hours of the notice.Bobola explained that the decision was made after due consultation between the institution's management and the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Lilian Salami, representing the Senate.“The action has become convenient as there is no justifiable reason for students to continue on campus when lectures and other academic activities are not taking place.“Consequently, students must vacate the hostels within 48 hours of this notice.“They are ordered to monitor the situation closely to be aware of the eventual reopening of the school."The management wishes the students a safe journey to their respective destinations," the statement read in part.

  •   On Wednesday the Senate got into the lingering crisis at the National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration The chamber s decision to intervene in the leaders dispute followed the consideration of a report by the Committee on Ethics Privileges and Public Petitions during the plenary as contained in a statement by Ezrel Tabiowo Special Assistant Press to the president of the Senate Ahmad Lawan According to the statement the Committee s report was based on a petition received by the upper house against the Director General of the Institute Prof Olivet Jagusah for leaving his duty post and operating from Abuja Committee Chairman Patrick Akinyelure in his presentation said that Haruna Yahaya accused the Director General of NIEPA of gross misconduct and deliberate attempts to frustrate and humiliate former senior officials of the Institute by scrapping their offices According to Mr Akinyelure those affected include Prof Olatoun Akinsolu a high level academic staff member and former Acting Director General of the Institute who moved to the current Directorate General Dr Adebola Agbaje former librarian of the Institute and Dr Olaolu Festus former Acting Registrar and Secretary of the Board between 2006 and 2009 The legislator said that the petitioner also accused the Director General and the Governing Council of violating the rule of seniority in public service by impersonating Abimbola Fayanju as Acting Secretary of the Institute over his main colleague Dr Olaolu Festus He added that even though Fayanju s tenure had elapsed for the past three years no attempt was being made to replace her The legislator stated that the petitioner also accused the Director General of making a clandestine arrangement for the relocation of the Institute from Ondo to Abuja an action that he described as a disservice to the state However the Director General of the Institute Prof Olivet Jagusah in his presentation to the Ethics and Privileges Committee said that he was appointed Executive Director of NIEPA by the Federal Ministry of Education with the approval of President Muhammadu Buhari in June January 1 2020 He explained that the Institute was established in 1992 by the Federal Government in collaboration with UNESCO IIEP Paris with the mandate to develop a critical mass of Planners Managers and Administrators of the Education Sector with its take off in the defunct Federal School of Arts and Science State of Ondo He said that his appointment as general director of the institution witnessed strong resistance and protest from some individuals from the institute who organized a blockade against him adding that the actions affected his assumption of duty Mr Jagusah recalled that for three months when he assumed duty he stayed in a hotel because there was no apartment to live in around the school He further explained that the idea of moving the Institute to Abuja was raised by his predecessor Professor Lilian Salami through a letter with the reference number NIEPA LANREQ 001 dated March 20 2017 and addressed to the Minister of the Ministry Federal Education He said that based on the idea of relocating the institute correspondence was exchanged between the Federal Ministry of Education the Administration of the Federal Capital Territory and the Interministerial Committee for the Disposal of Assets seized from the Federal Government of Nigeria for possible allocation to NIEPA The Director General stated that to date the Institute does not have an enabling law that establishes it which according to him has been a traffic jam in the wheel of its progress He revealed that before taking office the institute had no administrative structure or organization chart Mr Jagusah said this led him to demand its restructuring a request that was approved by the Chief of Civil Service and resulted in the creation of six departments seven units and nine liaison offices He said that in a virtual meeting of the Governing Council of the Institute held on December 18 2020 the restructuring of the Institute was approved in line with the organization chart The Senate in a quick turnaround refused to adopt the three recommendations of the Ethics and Privileges Committee because of their failure to address the contentious issues surrounding the continuing crisis at the Institute The Committee in its recommendations had called for the cancellation of the relocation of the institute He also urged the Director General to reintroduce the abolished offices and reinstate the dismissed officials However the upper house by ditching the Committee s recommendations adopted new proposals in amendments by Senate leader Yahaya Abdullahi and seconded by the deputy minority whip Abdullahi Danbaba Consequently the Chamber urged the Federal Ministry of Education and the Office of the Head of Service of the Federation to appoint a Committee to reorient the administration and management of the institution to provide effective leadership and guidance in order to reposition it for a performance cash and operational confidence The chamber also underscored the need for an enabling law to guide the operation of the institution and provide legal support for its establishment
    Senate gets into leadership crisis at NIEPA
      On Wednesday the Senate got into the lingering crisis at the National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration The chamber s decision to intervene in the leaders dispute followed the consideration of a report by the Committee on Ethics Privileges and Public Petitions during the plenary as contained in a statement by Ezrel Tabiowo Special Assistant Press to the president of the Senate Ahmad Lawan According to the statement the Committee s report was based on a petition received by the upper house against the Director General of the Institute Prof Olivet Jagusah for leaving his duty post and operating from Abuja Committee Chairman Patrick Akinyelure in his presentation said that Haruna Yahaya accused the Director General of NIEPA of gross misconduct and deliberate attempts to frustrate and humiliate former senior officials of the Institute by scrapping their offices According to Mr Akinyelure those affected include Prof Olatoun Akinsolu a high level academic staff member and former Acting Director General of the Institute who moved to the current Directorate General Dr Adebola Agbaje former librarian of the Institute and Dr Olaolu Festus former Acting Registrar and Secretary of the Board between 2006 and 2009 The legislator said that the petitioner also accused the Director General and the Governing Council of violating the rule of seniority in public service by impersonating Abimbola Fayanju as Acting Secretary of the Institute over his main colleague Dr Olaolu Festus He added that even though Fayanju s tenure had elapsed for the past three years no attempt was being made to replace her The legislator stated that the petitioner also accused the Director General of making a clandestine arrangement for the relocation of the Institute from Ondo to Abuja an action that he described as a disservice to the state However the Director General of the Institute Prof Olivet Jagusah in his presentation to the Ethics and Privileges Committee said that he was appointed Executive Director of NIEPA by the Federal Ministry of Education with the approval of President Muhammadu Buhari in June January 1 2020 He explained that the Institute was established in 1992 by the Federal Government in collaboration with UNESCO IIEP Paris with the mandate to develop a critical mass of Planners Managers and Administrators of the Education Sector with its take off in the defunct Federal School of Arts and Science State of Ondo He said that his appointment as general director of the institution witnessed strong resistance and protest from some individuals from the institute who organized a blockade against him adding that the actions affected his assumption of duty Mr Jagusah recalled that for three months when he assumed duty he stayed in a hotel because there was no apartment to live in around the school He further explained that the idea of moving the Institute to Abuja was raised by his predecessor Professor Lilian Salami through a letter with the reference number NIEPA LANREQ 001 dated March 20 2017 and addressed to the Minister of the Ministry Federal Education He said that based on the idea of relocating the institute correspondence was exchanged between the Federal Ministry of Education the Administration of the Federal Capital Territory and the Interministerial Committee for the Disposal of Assets seized from the Federal Government of Nigeria for possible allocation to NIEPA The Director General stated that to date the Institute does not have an enabling law that establishes it which according to him has been a traffic jam in the wheel of its progress He revealed that before taking office the institute had no administrative structure or organization chart Mr Jagusah said this led him to demand its restructuring a request that was approved by the Chief of Civil Service and resulted in the creation of six departments seven units and nine liaison offices He said that in a virtual meeting of the Governing Council of the Institute held on December 18 2020 the restructuring of the Institute was approved in line with the organization chart The Senate in a quick turnaround refused to adopt the three recommendations of the Ethics and Privileges Committee because of their failure to address the contentious issues surrounding the continuing crisis at the Institute The Committee in its recommendations had called for the cancellation of the relocation of the institute He also urged the Director General to reintroduce the abolished offices and reinstate the dismissed officials However the upper house by ditching the Committee s recommendations adopted new proposals in amendments by Senate leader Yahaya Abdullahi and seconded by the deputy minority whip Abdullahi Danbaba Consequently the Chamber urged the Federal Ministry of Education and the Office of the Head of Service of the Federation to appoint a Committee to reorient the administration and management of the institution to provide effective leadership and guidance in order to reposition it for a performance cash and operational confidence The chamber also underscored the need for an enabling law to guide the operation of the institution and provide legal support for its establishment
    Senate gets into leadership crisis at NIEPA
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    Senate gets into leadership crisis at NIEPA

    On Wednesday, the Senate got into the lingering crisis at the National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration.

    The chamber's decision to intervene in the leaders' dispute followed the consideration of a report by the Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions during the plenary, as contained in a statement by Ezrel Tabiowo, Special Assistant (Press) to the president of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan. .

    According to the statement, the Committee's report was based on a petition received by the upper house against the Director General of the Institute, Prof. Olivet Jagusah, for leaving his duty post and operating from Abuja.

    Committee Chairman Patrick Akinyelure, in his presentation, said that Haruna Yahaya accused the Director General of NIEPA of gross misconduct and deliberate attempts to frustrate and humiliate former senior officials of the Institute by scrapping their offices.

    According to Mr. Akinyelure, those affected include Prof. Olatoun Akinsolu, a high-level academic staff member and former Acting Director General of the Institute who moved to the current Directorate General; Dr. Adebola Agbaje, former librarian of the Institute; and Dr. Olaolu Festus, former Acting Registrar and Secretary of the Board between 2006 and 2009.

    The legislator said that the petitioner also accused the Director General and the Governing Council of violating the rule of seniority in public service by impersonating Abimbola Fayanju as Acting Secretary of the Institute over his main colleague, Dr. Olaolu Festus.

    He added that even though Fayanju's tenure had elapsed for the past three years, no attempt was being made to replace her.

    The legislator stated that the petitioner also accused the Director General of making a clandestine arrangement for the relocation of the Institute from Ondo to Abuja, an action that he described as a disservice to the state.

    However, the Director General of the Institute, Prof. Olivet Jagusah, in his presentation to the Ethics and Privileges Committee, said that he was appointed Executive Director of NIEPA by the Federal Ministry of Education with the approval of President Muhammadu Buhari in June. January 1, 2020.

    He explained that the Institute was established in 1992 by the Federal Government in collaboration with UNESCO-IIEP, Paris, with the mandate to develop a critical mass of Planners, Managers and Administrators of the Education Sector, with its take-off in the defunct Federal School of Arts. and Science, State of Ondo.

    He said that his appointment as general director of the institution witnessed strong resistance and protest from some individuals from the institute who organized a blockade against him, adding that "the actions affected his assumption of duty."

    Mr. Jagusah recalled that for three months, when he assumed duty, he stayed in a hotel because there was no apartment to live in around the school.

    He further explained that the idea of ​​moving the Institute to Abuja was raised by his predecessor, Professor Lilian Salami, through a letter with the reference number NIEPA / LANREQ / 001 dated March 20, 2017 and addressed to the Minister of the Ministry Federal Education.

    He said that based on the idea of ​​relocating the institute, correspondence was exchanged between the Federal Ministry of Education, the Administration of the Federal Capital Territory and the Interministerial Committee for the Disposal of Assets seized from the Federal Government of Nigeria for possible allocation to NIEPA.

    The Director General stated that, to date, the Institute does not have an enabling law that establishes it, which, according to him, "has been a traffic jam in the wheel of its progress."

    He revealed that before taking office, the institute had no administrative structure or organization chart.

    Mr. Jagusah said this led him to demand its restructuring, a request that was approved by the Chief of Civil Service and resulted in the creation of six departments, seven units and nine liaison offices.

    He said that in a virtual meeting of the Governing Council of the Institute held on December 18, 2020, the restructuring of the Institute was approved in line with the organization chart.

    The Senate, in a quick turnaround, refused to adopt the three recommendations of the Ethics and Privileges Committee because of their failure to address the contentious issues surrounding the continuing crisis at the Institute.

    The Committee in its recommendations had called for the cancellation of the relocation of the institute.

    He also urged the Director General to reintroduce the abolished offices and reinstate the dismissed officials.

    However, the upper house, by ditching the Committee's recommendations, adopted new proposals in amendments by Senate leader Yahaya Abdullahi, and seconded by the deputy minority whip, Abdullahi Danbaba.

    Consequently, the Chamber urged the Federal Ministry of Education and the Office of the Head of Service of the Federation to appoint a Committee to reorient the administration and management of the institution to provide effective leadership and guidance, in order to reposition it for a performance cash and operational confidence.

    The chamber also underscored the need for an enabling law to guide the operation of the institution and provide legal support for its establishment.

  •  By Millicent Ifeanyichukwu Lagos Sept 24 2021 NAN Prof Lilian Salami Vice Chancellor University of Benin UNIBEN has urged fresh students of the Institution in affiliation with the Federal College of Education Technical Akoka to work assiduously to achieve their dreams Salami spoke through Prof Kingsley Omorogiuwa Chairman Affiliate Supervisory Committee and Chairman UNIBEN Admission Board She gave the advice on Friday in Lagos at the swearing in of 250 new students into various degree programmes of UNIBEN for 2020 2021 academic session held in FCT Technical Akoka Lagos You are lucky to be among the 250 persons who scaled through the selection processes Note that this ceremony for which we are all gathered here today is an integral part of your studentship and the beginning of your educational career I therefore implore you to be determined diligent and resilient in the acquisition of your various academic endeavour which is your primary aim of coming to school be good ambassadors of your families and institution Therefore the need for you all to be determined and work assiduously in order to achieve individual dream she admonished The vice chancellor who posited that UNIBEN coined its acronym as UNIBEST noted that the institution had zero tolerance for any nefarious act She added that management of the institution would not hesitate to apply appropriate sanction against offenders Salami also emphasised that obedience to rules and regulations of the institution was non negotiable I encourage you to be decent shun evil vices like cultism drug abuse prostitution examination malpractices and other immoral activities that may mar your sojourn she stated Meanwhile Dr Wahab Azeez Provost of the FCE Technical urged the fresh students made up of 137 into the 100 level and 113 in Direct Entry to endeavour to acquire the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education in they entered for Azeez assured them of quality education According to him staff of the institution are exposed to best practices locally and internationally He noted that the university in collaboration with the college have the focus commitment philosophy and value to provide qualitative science vocational and technical education You all have to take advantage of greatest benefits from the resources available in the college to prepare yourself for the task ahead note that you will in turn impact the knowledge to the larger society And to achieve this it is pertinent that you pay particular attention to academic excellence set high academic and moral standard for yourselves and above all be focused You are therefore required to cultivate the habit of attending lectures regularly be of good conduct interact with your fellow students and staff of the college he added The provost encouraged the students to combine both academics and moral excellence all through their stay in the college in the pursuit of their career nbsp NAN
    Matriculation: Work hard to achieve dream, UNIBEN VC tasks fresh students
     By Millicent Ifeanyichukwu Lagos Sept 24 2021 NAN Prof Lilian Salami Vice Chancellor University of Benin UNIBEN has urged fresh students of the Institution in affiliation with the Federal College of Education Technical Akoka to work assiduously to achieve their dreams Salami spoke through Prof Kingsley Omorogiuwa Chairman Affiliate Supervisory Committee and Chairman UNIBEN Admission Board She gave the advice on Friday in Lagos at the swearing in of 250 new students into various degree programmes of UNIBEN for 2020 2021 academic session held in FCT Technical Akoka Lagos You are lucky to be among the 250 persons who scaled through the selection processes Note that this ceremony for which we are all gathered here today is an integral part of your studentship and the beginning of your educational career I therefore implore you to be determined diligent and resilient in the acquisition of your various academic endeavour which is your primary aim of coming to school be good ambassadors of your families and institution Therefore the need for you all to be determined and work assiduously in order to achieve individual dream she admonished The vice chancellor who posited that UNIBEN coined its acronym as UNIBEST noted that the institution had zero tolerance for any nefarious act She added that management of the institution would not hesitate to apply appropriate sanction against offenders Salami also emphasised that obedience to rules and regulations of the institution was non negotiable I encourage you to be decent shun evil vices like cultism drug abuse prostitution examination malpractices and other immoral activities that may mar your sojourn she stated Meanwhile Dr Wahab Azeez Provost of the FCE Technical urged the fresh students made up of 137 into the 100 level and 113 in Direct Entry to endeavour to acquire the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education in they entered for Azeez assured them of quality education According to him staff of the institution are exposed to best practices locally and internationally He noted that the university in collaboration with the college have the focus commitment philosophy and value to provide qualitative science vocational and technical education You all have to take advantage of greatest benefits from the resources available in the college to prepare yourself for the task ahead note that you will in turn impact the knowledge to the larger society And to achieve this it is pertinent that you pay particular attention to academic excellence set high academic and moral standard for yourselves and above all be focused You are therefore required to cultivate the habit of attending lectures regularly be of good conduct interact with your fellow students and staff of the college he added The provost encouraged the students to combine both academics and moral excellence all through their stay in the college in the pursuit of their career nbsp NAN
    Matriculation: Work hard to achieve dream, UNIBEN VC tasks fresh students
    Education1 year ago

    Matriculation: Work hard to achieve dream, UNIBEN VC tasks fresh students

    By Millicent IfeanyichukwuLagos, Sept. 24, 2021 (NAN) Prof. Lilian Salami, Vice Chancellor, University of Benin (UNIBEN), has urged fresh students of the Institution in affiliation with the Federal College of Education (Technical) Akoka, to work assiduously to achieve their dreams.Salami spoke through Prof. Kingsley Omorogiuwa, Chairman, Affiliate Supervisory Committee and Chairman, UNIBEN Admission Board.She gave the advice on Friday in Lagos at the swearing in of 250 new students into various degree programmes of UNIBEN for 2020/2021 academic session held in FCT (Technical), Akoka, Lagos.“You are lucky to be among the 250 persons who scaled through the selection processes. Note that this ceremony for which we are all gathered here today is an integral part of your studentship and the beginning of your educational career.“I, therefore, implore you to be determined, diligent and resilient in the acquisition of your various academic endeavour, which is your primary aim of coming to school, be good ambassadors of your families and institution.”Therefore, the need for you all to be determined and work assiduously in order to achieve individual dream,” she admonished.The vice chancellor, who posited that UNIBEN coined its acronym as ‘UNIBEST’, noted that the institution had zero tolerance for any nefarious act.She added that management of the institution would not hesitate to apply appropriate sanction against offenders.Salami also emphasised that obedience to rules and regulations of the institution was non negotiable.“I encourage you to be decent, shun evil vices like cultism, drug abuse, prostitution, examination malpractices and other immoral activities that may mar your sojourn,” she stated.Meanwhile, Dr Wahab Azeez, Provost of the FCE (Technical), urged the fresh students made up of 137 into the 100 level and 113 in Direct Entry, to endeavour to acquire the Bachelor of Arts, Degree in Education in they entered for.Azeez assured them of quality education.According to him, staff of the institution are exposed to best practices locally and internationally.He noted that the university, in collaboration with the college have the focus, commitment, philosophy and value, to provide qualitative science, vocational and technical education.“You all have to take advantage of greatest benefits from the resources available in the college to prepare yourself for the task ahead, note that you will in turn impact the knowledge to the larger society.“And to achieve this, it is pertinent that you pay particular attention to academic excellence, set high academic and moral standard for yourselves and above all be focused.“You are therefore required to cultivate the habit of attending lectures regularly, be of good conduct, interact with your fellow students and staff of the college,” he added.The provost encouraged the students to combine both academics and moral excellence all through their stay in the college in the pursuit of their career. (NAN)

  •   Igbaugba Ehigimetor Usman Aliyu The management of the University of Benin UNIBEN has described the death of Nigeria s highlife music icon Sir Victor Uwaifo as a huge loss to the entertainment industry The Vice Chancellor Prof Lilian Salami said in a statement on Sunday that Uwaifo would be missed by the university community He had an uncommon mastery of the arts The death of the Joromi crooner is a huge loss to Nigeria The shocking and wicked news of the loss of this legend and great son of Benin Kingdom is shocking to us Our most painful and heartfelt condolences go to his family Edo State the university community his friends and loved ones she said The vice chancellor said the Edo born entertainer had left a void that would be difficult to fill in Nigeria s entertainment industry Victor Uwaifo was UNIBEN s second Alumni Honorary Graduate may his good soul rest in peace We pray God to grant us all the will to bear this irreplaceable loss she said On his part Mr Dennis Idahosa member representing Ovia Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives described Uwaifo as a legend and African music icon Idahosa said in a statement by his Media Aide Friday Aghedo that Nigeria s entertainment industry had lost one of its greatest inspirations Uwaifo was a pride of Edo State in Nigeria s creative industry He was a musical export and a great patriot We have indeed lost one of the bests in the creative industry Though he is gone his legacies will remain he said The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Uwaifo whose Mammy Water album was a hit for decades died on Saturday at the age of 80 One of his children Peter Uwaifo broke the news of the demise of the UNIBEN professor of Visual Arts on Saturday evening www Source NAN
    UNIBEN VC, rep mourn Victor Uwaifo6
      Igbaugba Ehigimetor Usman Aliyu The management of the University of Benin UNIBEN has described the death of Nigeria s highlife music icon Sir Victor Uwaifo as a huge loss to the entertainment industry The Vice Chancellor Prof Lilian Salami said in a statement on Sunday that Uwaifo would be missed by the university community He had an uncommon mastery of the arts The death of the Joromi crooner is a huge loss to Nigeria The shocking and wicked news of the loss of this legend and great son of Benin Kingdom is shocking to us Our most painful and heartfelt condolences go to his family Edo State the university community his friends and loved ones she said The vice chancellor said the Edo born entertainer had left a void that would be difficult to fill in Nigeria s entertainment industry Victor Uwaifo was UNIBEN s second Alumni Honorary Graduate may his good soul rest in peace We pray God to grant us all the will to bear this irreplaceable loss she said On his part Mr Dennis Idahosa member representing Ovia Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives described Uwaifo as a legend and African music icon Idahosa said in a statement by his Media Aide Friday Aghedo that Nigeria s entertainment industry had lost one of its greatest inspirations Uwaifo was a pride of Edo State in Nigeria s creative industry He was a musical export and a great patriot We have indeed lost one of the bests in the creative industry Though he is gone his legacies will remain he said The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Uwaifo whose Mammy Water album was a hit for decades died on Saturday at the age of 80 One of his children Peter Uwaifo broke the news of the demise of the UNIBEN professor of Visual Arts on Saturday evening www Source NAN
    UNIBEN VC, rep mourn Victor Uwaifo6
    General news1 year ago

    UNIBEN VC, rep mourn Victor Uwaifo6

    Igbaugba Ehigimetor/Usman Aliyu

    The management of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) has described the death of Nigeria’s highlife music icon, Sir Victor Uwaifo, as a huge loss to the entertainment industry.

    The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Lilian Salami, said in a statement on Sunday that Uwaifo would be missed by the university community.

    “He had an uncommon mastery of the arts. The death of the ‘Joromi crooner’ is a huge loss to Nigeria.

    “The shocking and wicked news of the loss of this legend and great son of Benin Kingdom is shocking to us.

    “Our most painful and heartfelt condolences go to his family, Edo State, the university community, his friends and loved ones,” she said.

    The vice chancellor said the Edo-born entertainer had left a void that would be difficult to fill in Nigeria’s entertainment industry.

    “Victor Uwaifo was UNIBEN’s second Alumni Honorary Graduate, may his good soul rest in peace. We pray God to grant us all the will to bear this irreplaceable loss,” she said.

    On his part, Mr Dennis Idahosa, member, representing Ovia Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, described Uwaifo as a legend and African music icon.

    Idahosa said in a statement by his Media Aide, Friday Aghedo, that Nigeria’s entertainment industry had lost one of its greatest inspirations.

    “Uwaifo was a pride of Edo State in Nigeria’s creative industry. He was a musical export and a great patriot.

    “We have, indeed, lost one of the bests in the creative industry. Though he is gone, his legacies will remain,” he said.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Uwaifo, whose ‘Mammy Water’ album was a hit for decades, died on Saturday at the age of 80.

    One of his children, Peter Uwaifo, broke the news of the demise of the UNIBEN professor of Visual Arts, on Saturday evening.  (www.)

    Source: NAN