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  •  The University of Jos has appointed Prof Joash Amupitan as its Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Administration Abdullahi Abdullahi the Deputy Registrar Information and Publications of the University disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Jos Abdullahi said that the appointment was ratified by the Senate of the university adding that it is subject to confirmation by the institution s Governing Council The university senate at its third Special meeting for the 20202021 Academic Session in accordance with the Law governing the university considered the nomination of two candidates put forward by the Vice Chancellor Prof Tanko Ishaya and selected Prof Joash Amupitan for appointment as Deputy Vice Chancellor Administration The appointment which is for a renewable term of two years is subject to confirmation by the University s Governing Council he said Amupitan a Senior Advocate of Nigeria SAN is a professor of Law with specialty and experience in Law of Evidence Corporate Governance Corporate Law and Privatisation Law He obtained his Bachelor of Law Degree in 1987 at University of Jos and was called to Bar in 1997 The new DVC joined the services of the University in 1987 as an Assistant Lecturer and rose through the ranks to attain the position of Reader in 2003 and Professor in 2008 NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Unijos gets new DVC administration
     The University of Jos has appointed Prof Joash Amupitan as its Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Administration Abdullahi Abdullahi the Deputy Registrar Information and Publications of the University disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Jos Abdullahi said that the appointment was ratified by the Senate of the university adding that it is subject to confirmation by the institution s Governing Council The university senate at its third Special meeting for the 20202021 Academic Session in accordance with the Law governing the university considered the nomination of two candidates put forward by the Vice Chancellor Prof Tanko Ishaya and selected Prof Joash Amupitan for appointment as Deputy Vice Chancellor Administration The appointment which is for a renewable term of two years is subject to confirmation by the University s Governing Council he said Amupitan a Senior Advocate of Nigeria SAN is a professor of Law with specialty and experience in Law of Evidence Corporate Governance Corporate Law and Privatisation Law He obtained his Bachelor of Law Degree in 1987 at University of Jos and was called to Bar in 1997 The new DVC joined the services of the University in 1987 as an Assistant Lecturer and rose through the ranks to attain the position of Reader in 2003 and Professor in 2008 NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Unijos gets new DVC administration
    General news1 month ago

    Unijos gets new DVC administration

    The University of Jos has appointed Prof. Joash Amupitan, as its Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Administration.

    Abdullahi Abdullahi, the Deputy Registrar, Information and Publications of the University, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Jos. Abdullahi said that the appointment was ratified by the Senate of the university, adding that it is subject to confirmation by the institution’s Governing Council.

    ”The university senate at its third Special meeting for the 20202021 Academic Session, in accordance with the Law governing the university, considered the nomination of two candidates put forward by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Tanko Ishaya, and selected Prof. Joash Amupitan for appointment as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration).

    ”The appointment which is for a renewable term of two years is subject to confirmation by the University’s Governing Council,” he said.

    Amupitan, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), is a professor of Law with specialty and experience in Law of Evidence, Corporate Governance, Corporate Law and Privatisation Law. He obtained his Bachelor of Law Degree in 1987 at University of Jos and was called to Bar in 1997. The new DVC joined the services of the University in 1987 as an Assistant Lecturer and rose through the ranks to attain the position of Reader in 2003 and Professor in 2008.
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  •   Jos varProf Tanko Ishaya the Vice Chancellor of the University of Jos has advised media practitioners to be professional and focus more on investigative reporting Tanko gave the advice when Mr Kayode Olaitan the North Central Zonal Manager of the News Agency of Nigeria visited him on Thursday in Jos The Vice Chancellor who thanked the manager for the visit said that investigative reporting would help in addressing some of the challenges Nigeria was facing He opined that investigating stories before they are published would address the rising spate of fake news and hate speech generally blamed for rising violence across the country Journalism as all know seems to be in the hands of everybody everybody who is on social media assumes the position of a journalist and that is a serious challenge to the profession So I wish to call on professionals and reputable media organisations like NAN to do more of investigative reporting and be professional about it That way it will address challenge of fake news and hate speech in the society On our part in the academia we will continue to conduct researches and develop tools that will help media practitioners in identifying some of these challenges and ensure that the right things are done he said Tanko assured the manager that the university would continue to partner with NAN toward promoting national development Earlier Olaitan had explained the operations structure and credibility of NAN to the Vice Chancellor and described the agency as one of the leading news content providers in the world He advised the university administrator to subscribe to the various packages provided by agency Subscribing to NAN services will shore up your image and make you the envy of others he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Jos varsity VC tasks journalists on professionalism, investigative reporting
      Jos varProf Tanko Ishaya the Vice Chancellor of the University of Jos has advised media practitioners to be professional and focus more on investigative reporting Tanko gave the advice when Mr Kayode Olaitan the North Central Zonal Manager of the News Agency of Nigeria visited him on Thursday in Jos The Vice Chancellor who thanked the manager for the visit said that investigative reporting would help in addressing some of the challenges Nigeria was facing He opined that investigating stories before they are published would address the rising spate of fake news and hate speech generally blamed for rising violence across the country Journalism as all know seems to be in the hands of everybody everybody who is on social media assumes the position of a journalist and that is a serious challenge to the profession So I wish to call on professionals and reputable media organisations like NAN to do more of investigative reporting and be professional about it That way it will address challenge of fake news and hate speech in the society On our part in the academia we will continue to conduct researches and develop tools that will help media practitioners in identifying some of these challenges and ensure that the right things are done he said Tanko assured the manager that the university would continue to partner with NAN toward promoting national development Earlier Olaitan had explained the operations structure and credibility of NAN to the Vice Chancellor and described the agency as one of the leading news content providers in the world He advised the university administrator to subscribe to the various packages provided by agency Subscribing to NAN services will shore up your image and make you the envy of others he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Jos varsity VC tasks journalists on professionalism, investigative reporting
    General news3 months ago

    Jos varsity VC tasks journalists on professionalism, investigative reporting

    Jos varProf. Tanko Ishaya, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Jos, has advised media practitioners to be professional and focus more on investigative reporting.

    Tanko gave the advice when Mr Kayode Olaitan, the North-Central Zonal Manager of the News Agency of Nigeria , visited him on Thursday in Jos.The Vice Chancellor, who thanked the manager for the visit, said that investigative reporting would help in addressing some of the challenges Nigeria was facing.

    He opined that investigating stories before they are published would address the rising spate of fake news and hate speech generally blamed for rising violence across the country.

    ”Journalism, as all know, seems to be in the hands of everybody; everybody, who is on social media, assumes the position of a journalist and that is a serious challenge to the profession.

    ”So, I wish to call on professionals and reputable media organisations like NAN to do more of investigative reporting and be professional about it.

    ”That way, it will address challenge of fake news and hate speech in the society.

    ”On our part in the academia, we will continue to conduct researches and develop tools that will help media practitioners in identifying some of these challenges and ensure that the right things are done,” he said.

    Tanko assured the manager that the university would continue to partner with NAN toward promoting national development.

    Earlier, Olaitan had explained the operations, structure and credibility of NAN to the Vice Chancellor,  and described the agency as one of the leading news content providers in the world.

    He advised the university administrator to subscribe to the various packages provided by agency.

    “Subscribing to NAN services will shore up your image and make you the envy of others,” he said.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Prof Assisi Asobie former Chairman of the Nigerian Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative NEITI has advised the Federal Government to use research based insights to address the nation s persistent security challenges Asobie gave the advice at a public lecture and public meeting organized by the University of Jos chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU on Thursday in Jos The Nigerian News Agency reports that the public lecture was themed Exploring Radical Remedies for the Roots of Widespread Insecurity in Contemporary Nigeria Asobie former president of ASUU said effective utilization of the avalanche of research conducted by Nigerian universities would go a long way in addressing current security challenges Asobie who advised the government to use local solutions to deal with the threat denounced the underuse of local knowledge to address the vast amount of insecurity in the country It is possible to solve insecurity effectively if the research accumulated in our Universities is used Insecurity can be combated in Nigeria today because there is enough research knowledge in that area and this knowledge has not been harnessed effectively As a discipline the social sciences have accumulated research based knowledge about national security over centuries and must be used effectively But if we continue to neglect research in our universities security will continue to elude us and if we continue to look abroad for solutions it will not give us the desired results he said Asobie who said that organized crime insurgency and social conflicts are the root causes of insecurity in the country stressed that all hands must be ready to face the increase The Don however called on the working class and universities to put pressure on political authorities to use available knowledge to address the threat Also at the event Professor Tanko Ishaya Vice Chancellor of Jos University thanked ASUU for organizing the conference and public meeting The vice chancellor advocated regular and adequate funding for the country s universities adding that such a move would promote quality research that would solve most of the challenges facing the country We need to review the financing models of public universities to sustain them and promote quality research If we have a sustainable university system it will go a long way in addressing the growing insecurity in this country So the government needs to start adopting a funding model that supports universities for optimal performance to solve our problems he said Earlier Dr Lazarus Maigoro president of the union at the university said the public conference was part of the union s efforts to address social challenges The event was chaired by Professor Isa Fagge from the Bayero University of Kano and former president of ASUU The current president of the union Prof Victor Osodeke interacted with the stakeholders during the meeting NAN
    Use research-based knowledge to address insecurity, Don advises FG
     Prof Assisi Asobie former Chairman of the Nigerian Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative NEITI has advised the Federal Government to use research based insights to address the nation s persistent security challenges Asobie gave the advice at a public lecture and public meeting organized by the University of Jos chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU on Thursday in Jos The Nigerian News Agency reports that the public lecture was themed Exploring Radical Remedies for the Roots of Widespread Insecurity in Contemporary Nigeria Asobie former president of ASUU said effective utilization of the avalanche of research conducted by Nigerian universities would go a long way in addressing current security challenges Asobie who advised the government to use local solutions to deal with the threat denounced the underuse of local knowledge to address the vast amount of insecurity in the country It is possible to solve insecurity effectively if the research accumulated in our Universities is used Insecurity can be combated in Nigeria today because there is enough research knowledge in that area and this knowledge has not been harnessed effectively As a discipline the social sciences have accumulated research based knowledge about national security over centuries and must be used effectively But if we continue to neglect research in our universities security will continue to elude us and if we continue to look abroad for solutions it will not give us the desired results he said Asobie who said that organized crime insurgency and social conflicts are the root causes of insecurity in the country stressed that all hands must be ready to face the increase The Don however called on the working class and universities to put pressure on political authorities to use available knowledge to address the threat Also at the event Professor Tanko Ishaya Vice Chancellor of Jos University thanked ASUU for organizing the conference and public meeting The vice chancellor advocated regular and adequate funding for the country s universities adding that such a move would promote quality research that would solve most of the challenges facing the country We need to review the financing models of public universities to sustain them and promote quality research If we have a sustainable university system it will go a long way in addressing the growing insecurity in this country So the government needs to start adopting a funding model that supports universities for optimal performance to solve our problems he said Earlier Dr Lazarus Maigoro president of the union at the university said the public conference was part of the union s efforts to address social challenges The event was chaired by Professor Isa Fagge from the Bayero University of Kano and former president of ASUU The current president of the union Prof Victor Osodeke interacted with the stakeholders during the meeting NAN
    Use research-based knowledge to address insecurity, Don advises FG
    Education7 months ago

    Use research-based knowledge to address insecurity, Don advises FG

    Prof. Assisi Asobie, former Chairman of the Nigerian Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (NEITI), has advised the Federal Government to use research-based insights to address the nation's persistent security challenges.

    Asobie gave the advice at a public lecture and public meeting organized by the University of Jos chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Thursday in Jos.

    The Nigerian News Agency reports that the public lecture was themed "Exploring Radical Remedies for the Roots of Widespread Insecurity in Contemporary Nigeria."

    Asobie, former president of ASUU, said effective utilization of the avalanche of research conducted by Nigerian universities would go a long way in addressing current security challenges.

    Asobie, who advised the government to use local solutions to deal with the threat, denounced the underuse of local knowledge to address the vast amount of insecurity in the country.

    ”It is possible to solve insecurity effectively if the research accumulated in our Universities is used.

    ”Insecurity can be combated in Nigeria today because there is enough research knowledge in that area, and this knowledge has not been harnessed effectively.

    “As a discipline, the social sciences have accumulated research-based knowledge about national security over centuries and must be used effectively.

    "But if we continue to neglect research in our universities, security will continue to elude us, and if we continue to look abroad for solutions, it will not give us the desired results," he said.

    Asobie, who said that organized crime, insurgency and social conflicts are the root causes of insecurity in the country, stressed that all hands must be ready to face the increase.

    The Don, however, called on the working class and universities to put pressure on political authorities to use available knowledge to address the threat.

    Also at the event, Professor Tanko Ishaya, Vice Chancellor of Jos University, thanked ASUU for organizing the conference and public meeting.

    The vice chancellor advocated regular and adequate funding for the country's universities, adding that such a move would promote quality research that would solve most of the challenges facing the country.

    ”We need to review the financing models of public universities, to sustain them and promote quality research.

    ”If we have a sustainable university system, it will go a long way in addressing the growing insecurity in this country.

    “So the government needs to start adopting a funding model that supports universities for optimal performance to solve our problems,” he said.

    Earlier, Dr. Lazarus Maigoro, president of the union at the university, said the public conference was part of the union's efforts to address social challenges.

    The event was chaired by Professor Isa Fagge from the Bayero University of Kano and former president of ASUU.

    The current president of the union, Prof. Victor Osodeke, interacted with the stakeholders during the meeting.

    (NAN)

  •   A News Analysis by Peter Amine News Agency of Nigeria NAN Weather affects virtually every facet of human existence Weather somewhat determines what we eat drink wear and even when and how to do such activities Weather is the atmospheric condition of a particular place and time as regards heat cloudiness dryness sunshine wind and rain among others It is no gain saying the global warming has affected weather conditions over time making it difficult for anyone to predict or forecast the weather without using modern equipment or parameters Realising these facts the Nigerian Metrological Agency NiMet has been partnering with relevant stakeholders to set up weather stations to enhance accurate weather forecast The partnership yielded positive results as Plateau government through the Nigerian Erosion and Watershed Management Project NEWMAP established three weather stations in the stations The stations were deliberately located in the three senatorial districts of the state to spread the coverage The three weather stations are situated in University of Jos Plateau North Federal College of Education Pankshin Plateau Central and College of Agriculture Garkawa Plateau South The NiMet Director General Prof Mansur Matazu at the inauguration of the new weather stations said that the stations would positively impact all sectors of the Nigerian economy Matazu who was represented by Nigeria HydroMet s General Manager Mr Daniel Okafor was excited that the agency got more stations to enhance its coverage According to the D G the stations will add to the data NiMet gathers for the nation to get tailored information and pieces of advice that will help policy makers in taking informed decisions It is also to aid different sectors of the economy that are weather dependent on making their plans towards doing whatever they want to do in their sector There is no sector of the economy that doesn t depend on weather The weather we are in which is a global phenomenon we are talking about climate change rise in temperature the amount of rainfall we used to have in some places it is near to nothing in other places it is too much With these kinds of stations and several others located in different coordinates in the country we will be able to monitor and forecast the total amount of rainfall that is expected in different regions It would enable the farmers agricultural sector to know the planting season the duration of the rainfall kinds of crops to plant the period of maturity and the rest In the aviation sector without weather information the pilot cannot fly because he needs to know the weather from where he is leaving to where he is going he said According to him the weather stations in the country are grossly inadequate Matazu said that going by World Metrological Organisation s WMO standard the weather stations should be at the maximum 100 kilometres apart Dr Salisu Dahiru NEWMAP National Project Coordinator noted that the stations usually brought essential aspects of learning to the institutions where they were located Dahiru represented by NEWMAP s Water Specialist Mr Ayuba Anda stated that students who would be in the field after graduation needed to have good knowledge of the role weather played in agriculture and other human endeavours For the institution as a centre of learning the lecturers have a dire need for more knowledge of modern weather equipment and their utilisation to enable them to teach the students better They will get data to show the students how these data would be used archived analysed and transmitted into reasonable information that would be meaningful for planning and development he said He stated that the equipment in stations were tested and guaranteed to have long lifespan and however added that for it to be sustained it requires simple maintenance culture He gave such maintenance culture as cleaning the environment dusting the solar panels and checking the battery terminals at all times He said they would ensure that there is enough current that would be running the station in order to bring out the data as required Gov Simon Lalong of Plateau who inaugurated the stations also said that it would impact on the lives of the institutions as well as other Nigerians The governor who was represented by Mr Yakubu Idi the Commisioner for Environment said that as a government it was aware of the challenges that might accompany the establishment of the stations As we encourage the institutions to put up sustainability plans the state government through the NEWMAP is going to draw another sustainability plan as an alternative In the event that the institution fails we can fall back on that of the state government I am happy that while NEWMAP is winding up we have the ACRISAL coming on board to continue from where NEWMAP stopped The ACRISAL also have a component of climate change as well as weather focus and I believe the establishment of weather stations is equally embedded in it he said The equipment in each of the stations include wind vane anemometer soil sensor thermometer pyranometer measuring sunshine instrument to measure relative humidity as well as instrument to measure radiation The heads of the institutions commended NEWMAP and other stakeholders for situating the stations in their schools and promised to secure and maintain the stations for optimum use Benefiting institutions could not hide their excitement as they rained encomiums on Plateau government for ensuring that the stations were cited in Plateau The Vice Chancellor University of Jos Prof Tanko Ishaya lauded Plateau government for citing one of stations in the university Ishaya who spoke through the Deputy Vice Chancellor Academics Prof Rahila Gowon appealed to the NiMet to train some staff of the university on the management and maintenance of station The vice chancellor also appealed to NiMet to establish one of its centres of excellence in the institution Since you have a centre of excellence in Katsina and Lagos let University of Jos house the one for the North Central zone We can house it through our consultancy or through our Geography Department so that you can train personnel for NiMet We also want you to accommodate our students under the Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme SIWES in NiMet It could either be students from University of Jos Federal College of Education Pankshin or College of Agriculture Garkawa where you have your weather stations he said Ishaya requested for some NiMet staff members to be visiting scholars to the university as some of the courses relevant to the agency were being taught at the institution The Provost of the College of Pankshin Dr Amos Cirfat who could not hide his joy thanked Gov Simon Lalong for identifying the institution to benefit from huge project saying Lalong s has rescued us in so many ways right from the inception of his administration NANFeatures NAN
    NEWS ANALYSIS: Assessing economic benefits of weather stations
      A News Analysis by Peter Amine News Agency of Nigeria NAN Weather affects virtually every facet of human existence Weather somewhat determines what we eat drink wear and even when and how to do such activities Weather is the atmospheric condition of a particular place and time as regards heat cloudiness dryness sunshine wind and rain among others It is no gain saying the global warming has affected weather conditions over time making it difficult for anyone to predict or forecast the weather without using modern equipment or parameters Realising these facts the Nigerian Metrological Agency NiMet has been partnering with relevant stakeholders to set up weather stations to enhance accurate weather forecast The partnership yielded positive results as Plateau government through the Nigerian Erosion and Watershed Management Project NEWMAP established three weather stations in the stations The stations were deliberately located in the three senatorial districts of the state to spread the coverage The three weather stations are situated in University of Jos Plateau North Federal College of Education Pankshin Plateau Central and College of Agriculture Garkawa Plateau South The NiMet Director General Prof Mansur Matazu at the inauguration of the new weather stations said that the stations would positively impact all sectors of the Nigerian economy Matazu who was represented by Nigeria HydroMet s General Manager Mr Daniel Okafor was excited that the agency got more stations to enhance its coverage According to the D G the stations will add to the data NiMet gathers for the nation to get tailored information and pieces of advice that will help policy makers in taking informed decisions It is also to aid different sectors of the economy that are weather dependent on making their plans towards doing whatever they want to do in their sector There is no sector of the economy that doesn t depend on weather The weather we are in which is a global phenomenon we are talking about climate change rise in temperature the amount of rainfall we used to have in some places it is near to nothing in other places it is too much With these kinds of stations and several others located in different coordinates in the country we will be able to monitor and forecast the total amount of rainfall that is expected in different regions It would enable the farmers agricultural sector to know the planting season the duration of the rainfall kinds of crops to plant the period of maturity and the rest In the aviation sector without weather information the pilot cannot fly because he needs to know the weather from where he is leaving to where he is going he said According to him the weather stations in the country are grossly inadequate Matazu said that going by World Metrological Organisation s WMO standard the weather stations should be at the maximum 100 kilometres apart Dr Salisu Dahiru NEWMAP National Project Coordinator noted that the stations usually brought essential aspects of learning to the institutions where they were located Dahiru represented by NEWMAP s Water Specialist Mr Ayuba Anda stated that students who would be in the field after graduation needed to have good knowledge of the role weather played in agriculture and other human endeavours For the institution as a centre of learning the lecturers have a dire need for more knowledge of modern weather equipment and their utilisation to enable them to teach the students better They will get data to show the students how these data would be used archived analysed and transmitted into reasonable information that would be meaningful for planning and development he said He stated that the equipment in stations were tested and guaranteed to have long lifespan and however added that for it to be sustained it requires simple maintenance culture He gave such maintenance culture as cleaning the environment dusting the solar panels and checking the battery terminals at all times He said they would ensure that there is enough current that would be running the station in order to bring out the data as required Gov Simon Lalong of Plateau who inaugurated the stations also said that it would impact on the lives of the institutions as well as other Nigerians The governor who was represented by Mr Yakubu Idi the Commisioner for Environment said that as a government it was aware of the challenges that might accompany the establishment of the stations As we encourage the institutions to put up sustainability plans the state government through the NEWMAP is going to draw another sustainability plan as an alternative In the event that the institution fails we can fall back on that of the state government I am happy that while NEWMAP is winding up we have the ACRISAL coming on board to continue from where NEWMAP stopped The ACRISAL also have a component of climate change as well as weather focus and I believe the establishment of weather stations is equally embedded in it he said The equipment in each of the stations include wind vane anemometer soil sensor thermometer pyranometer measuring sunshine instrument to measure relative humidity as well as instrument to measure radiation The heads of the institutions commended NEWMAP and other stakeholders for situating the stations in their schools and promised to secure and maintain the stations for optimum use Benefiting institutions could not hide their excitement as they rained encomiums on Plateau government for ensuring that the stations were cited in Plateau The Vice Chancellor University of Jos Prof Tanko Ishaya lauded Plateau government for citing one of stations in the university Ishaya who spoke through the Deputy Vice Chancellor Academics Prof Rahila Gowon appealed to the NiMet to train some staff of the university on the management and maintenance of station The vice chancellor also appealed to NiMet to establish one of its centres of excellence in the institution Since you have a centre of excellence in Katsina and Lagos let University of Jos house the one for the North Central zone We can house it through our consultancy or through our Geography Department so that you can train personnel for NiMet We also want you to accommodate our students under the Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme SIWES in NiMet It could either be students from University of Jos Federal College of Education Pankshin or College of Agriculture Garkawa where you have your weather stations he said Ishaya requested for some NiMet staff members to be visiting scholars to the university as some of the courses relevant to the agency were being taught at the institution The Provost of the College of Pankshin Dr Amos Cirfat who could not hide his joy thanked Gov Simon Lalong for identifying the institution to benefit from huge project saying Lalong s has rescued us in so many ways right from the inception of his administration NANFeatures NAN
    NEWS ANALYSIS: Assessing economic benefits of weather stations
    Features7 months ago

    NEWS ANALYSIS: Assessing economic benefits of weather stations

    A News Analysis by Peter Amine, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)

    Weather affects virtually every facet of human existence. Weather, somewhat, determines what we eat, drink, wear and even when and how to do such activities.Weather is the atmospheric condition of a particular place and time as regards heat, cloudiness, dryness, sunshine, wind and rain, among others.It is no gain saying the global warming has affected weather conditions over time, making it difficult for anyone to predict or forecast the weather without using modern equipment or parameters.Realising these facts, the Nigerian Metrological Agency (NiMet), has been partnering with relevant stakeholders to set up weather stations to enhance accurate weather forecast.The partnership yielded positive results as Plateau government through the Nigerian Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP), established three weather stations in the stations.The stations were deliberately located in the three senatorial districts of the state to spread the coverage.The three weather stations are situated in University of Jos (Plateau North), Federal College of Education Pankshin (Plateau Central) and College of Agriculture Garkawa (Plateau South).The NiMet Director-General, Prof. Mansur Matazu, at the inauguration of the new weather stations said that the stations would positively impact all sectors of the Nigerian economy.Matazu, who was represented by Nigeria HydroMet’s General Manager, Mr Daniel Okafor, was excited that the agency got more stations to enhance its coverage.According to the D-G, the stations will add to the data NiMet gathers for the nation to get tailored information and pieces of advice that will help policy makers in taking informed decisions.“It is also to aid different sectors of the economy that are weather dependent on making their plans towards doing whatever they want to do in their sector.“There is no sector of the economy that doesn’t depend on weather.“The weather we are in which is a global phenomenon: we are talking about climate change, rise in temperature, the amount of rainfall we used to have; in some places it is near to nothing, in other places it is too much.“With these kinds of stations and several others located in different coordinates in the country, we will be able to monitor and forecast the total amount of rainfall that is expected in different regions.“It would enable the farmers (agricultural sector) to know the planting season, the duration of the rainfall, kinds of crops to plant, the period of maturity and the rest.“In the aviation sector, without weather information the pilot cannot fly because he needs to know the weather from where he is leaving to where he is going,’’ he said.According to him, the weather stations in the country are grossly inadequate.Matazu said that going by World Metrological Organisation’s (WMO) standard, the weather stations should be at the maximum 100 kilometres apart.Dr Salisu Dahiru, NEWMAP National Project Coordinator, noted that the stations usually brought essential aspects of learning to the institutions where they were located.Dahiru, represented by NEWMAP’s Water Specialist, Mr Ayuba Anda, stated that students who would be in the field after graduation needed to have good knowledge of the role weather played in agriculture and other human endeavours.“For the institution as a centre of learning, the lecturers have a dire need for more knowledge of modern weather equipment and their utilisation to enable them to teach the students better“They will get data to show the students how these data would be used, archived, analysed and transmitted into reasonable information that would be meaningful for planning and development,’’ he said.He stated that the equipment in stations were tested and guaranteed to have long lifespan, and, however, added that “for it to be sustained, it requires simple maintenance culture.”He gave such maintenance culture as cleaning the environment, dusting the solar panels and checking the battery terminals at all times.He said they would “ensure that there is enough current that would be running the station in order to bring out the data as required.”Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau, who inaugurated the stations, also said that it would impact on the lives of the institutions as well as other Nigerians.The governor, who was represented by Mr Yakubu Idi, the Commisioner for Environment, said that as a government, it was aware of the challenges that might accompany the establishment of the stations.“As we encourage the institutions to put up sustainability plans, the state government through the NEWMAP is going to draw another sustainability plan as an alternative.“In the event that the institution fails, we can fall back on that of the state government.“I am happy that while NEWMAP is winding up, we have the ACRISAL coming on board to continue from where NEWMAP stopped.“The ACRISAL also have a component of climate change as well as weather focus and I believe the establishment of weather stations is equally embedded in it,’’ he said.The equipment in each of the stations include: wind vane, anemometer, soil sensor, thermometer, pyranometer (measuring sunshine) instrument to measure relative humidity as well as instrument to measure radiation.The heads of the institutions commended NEWMAP and other stakeholders for situating the stations in their schools and promised to secure and maintain the stations for optimum use.Benefiting institutions could not hide their excitement as they rained encomiums on Plateau government for ensuring that the stations were cited in Plateau.The Vice-Chancellor, University of Jos, Prof Tanko Ishaya, lauded Plateau government for citing one of stations in the university.Ishaya, who spoke through the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academics, Prof. Rahila Gowon, appealed to the NiMet to train some staff of the university on the management and maintenance of station.The vice-chancellor also appealed to NiMet to establish one of its centres of excellence in the institution.“Since you have a centre of excellence in Katsina and Lagos, let University of Jos house the one for the North-Central zone.“We can house it through our consultancy or through our Geography Department so that you can train personnel for NiMet.“We also want you to accommodate our students under the Students’ Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) in NiMet.“It could either be students from University of Jos, Federal College of Education, Pankshin, or College of Agriculture, Garkawa, where you have your weather stations,’’ he said.Ishaya requested for some NiMet staff members to be visiting scholars to the university, as some of the courses relevant to the agency were being taught at the institution.The Provost of the College of Pankshin, Dr Amos Cirfat, who could not hide his joy, thanked Gov. Simon Lalong for identifying the institution to benefit from huge project saying, “Lalong’s has rescued us in so many ways right from the inception of his administration.(NANFeatures)(NAN)

  •   Prof Efihraim Idyorough of Jos University s Department of Sociology has suggested possible ways to end the ongoing crisis between Jukuns and Tivs in the country Mr Idyorough Professor of Social Work made the suggestion while delivering the university s 100th inaugural lecture in Jos on Tuesday The conference was titled Food Sex and Safety as Triggers for Human Behavior A Treatise on the Dialectics of Man and Nature The don pointed out that before the colonial era the Jukuns and the Tivs lived together and had a cordial relationship adding however that the harmonious coexistence had been broken since then Although he attributed the crisis between the two major tribes to politics clamor for dominance lack of access to farmland and population growth among others he called for an amicable resolution of the crisis When the colonialists arrived in 1900 1911 they found the Tivs and Jukuns living together like the intertwined fingers of the left and right hand The Jukuns and Tivs are very friendly people they like and appreciate the good relationship between them Unfortunately they have been drawn into a competitive relationship that they can t do otherwise instead trying to get rid of each other in order to survive Politics is intensely competitive in Wukari followed by civil service appointment while access to farmland is last on the list of competing resources he said The don however suggested that the relationship between the two ethnic groups must be structured and built around justice fairness and cooperation in order to put a lasting end to the age old dispute The relationship between Jukuns and Tivs must be structured in such a way as to avoid intense competition for the available resources around the Benue valley The social relationship must be built on cooperation justice and equity in access to socioeconomic and political resources If there is no equity in access to food and food security the communal crisis problem will continue unabated There must be a positive equity in the exchange of political positions in Wukari and an active participation of the community in the analysis of conflicts as well as in the design of programs for their solution and implementation There has to be an aggressive conscience for peace in the communities there must be peace education and peacebuilding said Mr Idyorough Earlier the university s vice chancellor Professor Tanko Ishaya described the inaugural lecture as timely Represented by the Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences Prof Nestor Chagok the rector said that the conference was intellectually and perceptively stimulating adding that it will contribute to the body of knowledge in the country The inaugural conferences allow us to develop new knowledge and ways to apply it for the growth of society said Ishaya YAYA
    Food, sex, security cause of Jukun-Tiv crisis – Don
      Prof Efihraim Idyorough of Jos University s Department of Sociology has suggested possible ways to end the ongoing crisis between Jukuns and Tivs in the country Mr Idyorough Professor of Social Work made the suggestion while delivering the university s 100th inaugural lecture in Jos on Tuesday The conference was titled Food Sex and Safety as Triggers for Human Behavior A Treatise on the Dialectics of Man and Nature The don pointed out that before the colonial era the Jukuns and the Tivs lived together and had a cordial relationship adding however that the harmonious coexistence had been broken since then Although he attributed the crisis between the two major tribes to politics clamor for dominance lack of access to farmland and population growth among others he called for an amicable resolution of the crisis When the colonialists arrived in 1900 1911 they found the Tivs and Jukuns living together like the intertwined fingers of the left and right hand The Jukuns and Tivs are very friendly people they like and appreciate the good relationship between them Unfortunately they have been drawn into a competitive relationship that they can t do otherwise instead trying to get rid of each other in order to survive Politics is intensely competitive in Wukari followed by civil service appointment while access to farmland is last on the list of competing resources he said The don however suggested that the relationship between the two ethnic groups must be structured and built around justice fairness and cooperation in order to put a lasting end to the age old dispute The relationship between Jukuns and Tivs must be structured in such a way as to avoid intense competition for the available resources around the Benue valley The social relationship must be built on cooperation justice and equity in access to socioeconomic and political resources If there is no equity in access to food and food security the communal crisis problem will continue unabated There must be a positive equity in the exchange of political positions in Wukari and an active participation of the community in the analysis of conflicts as well as in the design of programs for their solution and implementation There has to be an aggressive conscience for peace in the communities there must be peace education and peacebuilding said Mr Idyorough Earlier the university s vice chancellor Professor Tanko Ishaya described the inaugural lecture as timely Represented by the Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences Prof Nestor Chagok the rector said that the conference was intellectually and perceptively stimulating adding that it will contribute to the body of knowledge in the country The inaugural conferences allow us to develop new knowledge and ways to apply it for the growth of society said Ishaya YAYA
    Food, sex, security cause of Jukun-Tiv crisis – Don
    Headlines10 months ago

    Food, sex, security cause of Jukun-Tiv crisis – Don

    Prof. Efihraim Idyorough of Jos University's Department of Sociology has suggested possible ways to end the ongoing crisis between Jukuns and Tivs in the country.

    Mr. Idyorough, Professor of Social Work, made the suggestion while delivering the university's 100th inaugural lecture in Jos on Tuesday.

    The conference was titled: “Food, Sex, and Safety as Triggers for Human Behavior: A Treatise on the Dialectics of Man and Nature.”

    The don pointed out that before the colonial era, the Jukuns and the Tivs lived together and had a cordial relationship, adding, however, that the harmonious coexistence had been broken since then.

    Although he attributed the crisis between the two major tribes to politics, clamor for dominance, lack of access to farmland, and population growth, among others, he called for an amicable resolution of the crisis.

    “When the colonialists arrived in 1900-1911, they found the Tivs and Jukuns living together like the intertwined fingers of the left and right hand.
    “The Jukuns and Tivs are very friendly people; they like and appreciate the good relationship between them.

    “Unfortunately, they have been drawn into a competitive relationship that they can't do otherwise, instead trying to get rid of each other in order to survive.

    “Politics is intensely competitive in Wukari, followed by civil service appointment, while access to farmland is last on the list of competing resources,” he said.

    The don, however, suggested that the relationship between the two ethnic groups must be structured and built around justice, fairness and cooperation in order to put a lasting end to the age-old dispute.

    “The relationship between Jukuns and Tivs must be structured in such a way as to avoid intense competition for the available resources around the Benue valley.

    “The social relationship must be built on cooperation, justice and equity in access to socioeconomic and political resources.

    “If there is no equity in access to food and food security, the communal crisis problem will continue unabated.

    “There must be a positive equity in the exchange of political positions in Wukari and an active participation of the community in the analysis of conflicts, as well as in the design of programs for their solution and implementation.

    “There has to be an aggressive conscience for peace in the communities; there must be peace education and peacebuilding,” said Mr. Idyorough.

    Earlier, the university's vice-chancellor, Professor Tanko Ishaya, described the inaugural lecture as timely.

    Represented by the Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Prof. Nestor Chagok, the rector said that the conference was intellectually and perceptively stimulating, adding that it will contribute to the body of knowledge in the country.

    “The inaugural conferences allow us to develop new knowledge and ways to apply it for the growth of society,” said Ishaya.

    YAYA

  •   The 14th Governing Council of the University of Jos Plateau has approved the appointment of Prof Tanko Ishaya as the new Vice Chancellor for the University Mr Abdullahi Abdullahi Deputy Registrar Information and Publications of the university announced this in a statement on Friday in Jos According to him the development follows Council s consideration of the recommendation of the Joint Council and Senate Selection Board at its Special Meeting held on Friday November 12 He said that Mr Ishaya s appointment would take effect from December 1 adding that the appointment was for a single term of five years Mr Ishaya 57 is currently the Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic of the university and a professor of Computer Science with a Mathematics background and specialism and experience in Data Engineering Computer Security and Forensics He obtained his B Sc in Mathematics Education and graduated with second Class Upper Division in 1992 at University of Jos and began work as a lecturer in Mathematics department at the College of Agriculture Zuru Kebbi State He later proceeded to the University of Manchester United Kingdom to pursue an M Sc programme in Computation and completed in 1997 He later enrolled for his PhD in Computing Studies which he completed in 2001 and was promoted to the rank of Professor of Computer Science in 2012 He joined the University of Hull in October 2000 as a Lecturer and was Head of the Centre for Internet Computing at the institution before returning to Nigeria in 2008 as a visiting Professor to the University of Jos on Sabbatical Professor Tanko was the founding Director of the University s Directorate for Information and Communication Technology and again returned to the University of Hull in January 2009 after his Sabbatical Professor Tanko came back to university of Jos in 2012 on special request by the University to serve as the Director Information and Communication Technology ICT and doubled as the pioneer Head of Computer Science Department at the University He has served in over 60 University Committees at the University of Hull and the University Jos and a member of several professional bodies Mr Ishaya has over 40 publications in both local and international journals books conferences and research reports He has also supervised ad graduated five PhD 40 M Sc and over 100 undergraduate students in Nigeria and the United Kingdom UK Mr Ishaya who hails from Zuru Kebbi State is happily married to his wife Sharon Ishaya and are blessed with three children Mr Ishaya takes over from Prof Gray Ejikeme whose term as Acting Vice Chancellor expires on November 30 NAN
    UniJos gets new Vice-Chancellor
      The 14th Governing Council of the University of Jos Plateau has approved the appointment of Prof Tanko Ishaya as the new Vice Chancellor for the University Mr Abdullahi Abdullahi Deputy Registrar Information and Publications of the university announced this in a statement on Friday in Jos According to him the development follows Council s consideration of the recommendation of the Joint Council and Senate Selection Board at its Special Meeting held on Friday November 12 He said that Mr Ishaya s appointment would take effect from December 1 adding that the appointment was for a single term of five years Mr Ishaya 57 is currently the Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic of the university and a professor of Computer Science with a Mathematics background and specialism and experience in Data Engineering Computer Security and Forensics He obtained his B Sc in Mathematics Education and graduated with second Class Upper Division in 1992 at University of Jos and began work as a lecturer in Mathematics department at the College of Agriculture Zuru Kebbi State He later proceeded to the University of Manchester United Kingdom to pursue an M Sc programme in Computation and completed in 1997 He later enrolled for his PhD in Computing Studies which he completed in 2001 and was promoted to the rank of Professor of Computer Science in 2012 He joined the University of Hull in October 2000 as a Lecturer and was Head of the Centre for Internet Computing at the institution before returning to Nigeria in 2008 as a visiting Professor to the University of Jos on Sabbatical Professor Tanko was the founding Director of the University s Directorate for Information and Communication Technology and again returned to the University of Hull in January 2009 after his Sabbatical Professor Tanko came back to university of Jos in 2012 on special request by the University to serve as the Director Information and Communication Technology ICT and doubled as the pioneer Head of Computer Science Department at the University He has served in over 60 University Committees at the University of Hull and the University Jos and a member of several professional bodies Mr Ishaya has over 40 publications in both local and international journals books conferences and research reports He has also supervised ad graduated five PhD 40 M Sc and over 100 undergraduate students in Nigeria and the United Kingdom UK Mr Ishaya who hails from Zuru Kebbi State is happily married to his wife Sharon Ishaya and are blessed with three children Mr Ishaya takes over from Prof Gray Ejikeme whose term as Acting Vice Chancellor expires on November 30 NAN
    UniJos gets new Vice-Chancellor
    Headlines1 year ago

    UniJos gets new Vice-Chancellor

    The 14th Governing Council of the University of Jos, Plateau, has approved the appointment of Prof. Tanko Ishaya, as the new Vice-Chancellor for the University.

    Mr Abdullahi Abdullahi, Deputy Registrar, Information and Publications of the university announced this in a statement on Friday in Jos.

    According to him, the development follows Council’s consideration of the recommendation of the Joint Council and Senate Selection Board at its Special Meeting held on Friday, November 12.

    He said that Mr Ishaya’s appointment would take effect from December 1, adding that the appointment was for a single term of five years.

    Mr Ishaya, 57, is currently the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic, of the university and a professor of Computer Science with a Mathematics background and specialism and experience in Data Engineering, Computer Security and Forensics.

    He obtained his B.Sc. in Mathematics Education and graduated with second Class Upper Division in 1992 at University of Jos and began work as a lecturer in Mathematics department at the College of Agriculture, Zuru, Kebbi State.

    He later proceeded to the University of Manchester, United Kingdom to pursue an M.Sc. programme in Computation and completed in 1997.

    He later enrolled for his PhD in Computing Studies which he completed in 2001 and was promoted to the rank of Professor of Computer Science in 2012.

    He joined the University of Hull in October, 2000 as a Lecturer and was Head of the Centre for Internet Computing at the institution before returning to Nigeria in 2008 as a visiting Professor to the University of Jos on Sabbatical.

    Professor Tanko was the founding Director of the University’s Directorate for Information and Communication Technology and again returned to the University of Hull in January 2009 after his Sabbatical.

    Professor Tanko came back to university of Jos in 2012 on special request by the University to serve as the Director, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and doubled as the pioneer Head of Computer Science Department at the University.

    He has served in over 60 University Committees at the University of Hull and the University Jos and a member of several professional bodies.

    Mr Ishaya has over 40 publications in both local and international journals, books, conferences and research reports.

    He has also supervised ad graduated five PhD, 40 M.Sc and over 100 undergraduate students in Nigeria and the United Kingdom, UK.

    Mr Ishaya, who hails from Zuru, Kebbi State, is happily married to his wife, Sharon Ishaya and are blessed with three children.

    Mr Ishaya takes over from Prof. Gray Ejikeme, whose term as Acting Vice-Chancellor expires on November 30.

    NAN

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