Friday, 22 June 2018

Delta State Government Donates Hi-Tech Ambulance to UNN

The Commissioner of Information, Delta State,
 Mr Patrick Ukah (right) presenting the ambulance 
 key to the Vice-Chancellor,  Prof Benjamin Ozumba.
 With them is the Chief Job Creation Officer, Delta State,
 Prof Eric Eboh.
The Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has donated a fully equipped HI-Tech Ambulance to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka .
Presenting the ambulance to the Vice-Chancellor at Nsukka campus of the university, on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, the Commissioner of Information, Delta State, Mr Patrick Ukah said the donation was a fulfilment of the governor’s promise to reach out to the university after he was conferred the “Dignity of Man Award” at the university’s 57th Convocation ceremony.
“Governor Okowa is known for keeping to his promise, and has sent us to deliver this ambulance to the University of Nigeria”, Ukah said while handing over documents of the ambulance to the Vice-Chancellor.
In his response, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Benjamin Ozumba thanked the Governor for the gesture, describing the donation as a timely intervention that would boost medical service delivery in the university.  
“Senator Okowa does not talk too much; but he goes about doing too much”, Prof Ozumba said, while describing the ambulance as the best of its kind.
The Vice-Chancellor added that the governor “is precise and correct in his delivery of promises”
Prof.  Ozumba stated that the ambulance would complement his effort at establishing a diagnostic centre in Nsukka campus.   
On  the entourage of the commissioner were the Chief Job Creation Officer, Prof Eric Eboh; the Permanent Secretary, Directorate of Government house and Protocol, Sir Edwin Ogidi-Ebegbaje; the Corporate Affairs Officer, Mrs Marian Ashikodi; the Chief Admin Officer, Mr Lucky Nkemachor, among other supporting staff.   
Principal Officers of the University of Nigeria and other management personnel witnessed the donation of the ambulance, which started with a courtesy visit by the Delta State team on the Vice-Chancellor in his conference room.

The Vice-Chancellor addressing the team from Delta State after receiving the ambulance donated by the governor of Delta state

The Vice-Chancellor addressing the team from Delta State after receiving the ambulance donated by the governor of Delta state

The ambulance donated to the University of Nigeria by Delta State Governor

The Commissioner of Information, Delta State, Mr Patrick Ukah (left) presenting a letter from Governor of Delta State to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Ozumba in his VC’s Conference room

Principal Officers of the University of Nigeria and the team from Delta State after a courtesy visit on the VC by the Delta team 

Friday, 1 June 2018


The Nobel laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka visited The University of Nigeria recently as a Special guest to The 2nd International Conference of an Icon, Chinua Achebe, organised by the Institute of African Studies, UNN.

Prof Soyinka while addressing the audience in the Vice-Chancellor's Conference room, noted that the University of Nigeria is the first indigenous University and that he is proud to be part its beginning. He went further to express his joy over the stimulating reception he received from the Vice-Chancellor and the organisers of the conference. He promised to be back as he sees himself having  so much do with the University.

The Conference also attracted representative of the Governor of Lagos State, His excellency, Akiwunmi Ambode; representative of Senator Oluremi Tinubu and Honourable Pat Asadu, Member, House of Representative, representing Nsukka/Igboeze South. 

The Nobel Laureate with the ex- governor of Anambra State, His Excellency, Chukwuemeka Ezeife

Prof. Wole Soyinka poses with the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Administration, Prof. Charles Igwe (representing the Vice-Chancellor); the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic, Prof James Ogbonna; His Excellency, Ezeife and Odua, (representing the Obi of Onitsha)

The DVC Admin, welcoming Prof Soyinka to the Den.

The Nobel Laureate and His Excellency with some Principal Officers of the University

Prof. Soyinka signing the visitors' register at the VC's conference room

Igwe Barrister R.S.E Eze and other Royal Majesties as part of the audience at PAA
Director, Institute of African Studies, Prof Emeka Nwabueze, during his opening remarks

Prof Soyinka receiving an African Leadership Award 

Representative of Senator Oluremi Tinubu receiving an African Leadership Award

Hon. Pat Asadu and wife receiving an African Leadership Award


The Deputy Vice-Chancellor Administration, Prof. Charles Arizechukwu Igwe of soil science department, has joined the league of professors who have worked hard to inform colleagues in the University and the general public, about their research career; and update all, on their current and future research directions through Inaugural lectures.

The 135th Inaugural lecture was delivered on Thursday May 24,2018 on the topic,"Unfolding Soil Erosion in South Eastern Nigeria:From Models To Aggregation and Colloidal Materials".

In his lecture, Prof Igwe said that he found the area of erodibility as his area of interest because of the intricate nature of our soils. He said that there is need to deal with soil erosion in order to plan for the conservation of our soils.

L-R:  DVC UNEC, Prof Edith Nwosu; Emeritus Professor C.C Nwosu; Emeritus Professor Oluikpe; the Registrar, Barr. Chris Igbokwe; The Vice-Chancellor, Prof Benjamin Ozumba; The Inaugural lecturer and DVC Admin, Prof, Charles Igwe; Wife of Inaugural lecturer, Dr Ngozi Igwe; DVC Academic, Prof. James Ogbonna; University Librarian, Prof Chinwe Ezeani

 VC with the Inaugural Lecturer and wife, and the Registrar

The procession led by the Lion Marching Band

The procession

The VC and wife, Pharm. Chinelo Ozumba with the Inaugural Lecturer and wife and the DVC Acad, respecting The University Song.

A cross-section of the audience at PAA

A cross-section of Academics in the hall

The Inaugural lecturer while standing for his Citation

Prof. Igwe delivering his lecture
Prof Igwe showing off his Inaugural Lecture Certificate 

Thursday, 24 May 2018


Prof James Ogbonna, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic, commissioning the Japanese collections donated to Nnamdi Azikiwe Library

Plans are in top gear  to establish  Centre for  Japanese  Language and Culture  in the University of Nigeria, Prof James Ogbonna, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic, has revealed.
Prof Ogbonna made the disclosure on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Library where he commissioned 300 book titles of Japanese literature donated by  to kick-start Japanese Literature Section in the Library.
Ogbonna said the book donation was a prelude to the establishment of the Centre for Japanese language and Culture in the university, stating that the architectural design had been sent to a Japanese firm.
“A team from Japan will arrive our university very soon to inspect a parcel of land allocated for the construction of the Centre”, Prof ogbonna said while maintaining that the University of Nigeria had a lot of collaborations with institutions in Japan, courtesy of the Vice-Chancellor’s drive for partnership.
 According to him, “over 25 staff of our University are currently studying in Japan through the university' partnership programmes.”
“What we are witnessing today is part of the benefits of the Vice-Chancellor’s drive for internationalisation”, Prof Ogbonna said.  
One of the recent benefits, according to the DVC was the instant acceptance of four engineering students from the University of Nigeria by the University of Lusaka following the signing of Memorandum of Understanding between the universities.
Prof Ogbonna noted that the benefits of the partnership have also percolated down to the primary and secondary schools.
“Two teachers from our university primary school have been selected to spend 18 months in Japan to learn how to teach mathematics”,  the DVC academic said.
Prof Ogbonna urged the library staff to ensure that the books were kept where students would read them.
The Deputy Librarian, Dr Okoye, who received the books on behalf of the University Librarian, thanked the university administration for attracting the books.
“We are very grateful to you, I hope you will attract more books to enrich our library” he said.
He promised that the books would be made accessible to students.   
Prof. James Ogbonna, DVC Academic and Deputy Librarian, Dr M.O Okoye inspecting some of the Japanese Collections 


Members of Staff of Information and Public Relations Unit thrilled the PR boss, Chief Dr. Okwun Omeaku with a surprise birthday party in his office on Friday, May 10 2018.

He came to the office on that day in his usual gorgeous outfit, filled with enthusiasm for the day's job, only to open his office and was faced with a beautiful customised cake, drinks and with angelic voices of staff singing birthday song.

Chief was close to tears while expressing his gratitude for the show of love. The staff were also glad as they left the short party with father's blessing from their boss.

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It is a tradition in the life of academics, especially the newly- promoted or appointed Professors, to inform colleagues in the University and the general public, about their research career so far; and update all on their current and future research directions. 

Professor, Samuel Nnamdi Obi, recently, at University of Nigeria Enugu Campus presented the 134th Inaugural lecture on the topic titled, " Be Fruitful and Multiply; The Turbulent Journey of Uncertainty by Infertile Couple"

L-R: The vice-Chancellor's representative, Prof. James Ogbonna ( Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic), the Inaugural Lecturer Prof. Samuel Nnamdi Obi and wife Mrs Rebecca Obi with and Deputy Vice-Chancellor UNEC, Prof. Edith Nwosu 

A Cross-Section of  professors and doctors, ready for procession

The Inaugural lecturer, Prof. Samuel Obi and wife with the DVC Academic, and Provost, College of Medicine; Prof. Ernest Onwuasoigwe

 Academics on Procession for the Inaugural Lecture

L-R: The Inaugural Lecturer, Prof Samuel Obi; wife, Mrs Rebecca Obi; The DVC Academic, Prof James Ogbonna; The DVC UNEC, Prof. Mrs Edith Nwosu; The Provost College of Medicine, Prof Ernest  Onwuasoigwe; The Deputy Provost College of Medicine, Prof Ejezie

A Cross-Section of Audience in the Hall

Prof. James Ogbonna ( DVC Acad), representative of the VC, declaring the Inaugural lecture open

Department of Music UNN, leading in the National Anthem

Prof. Chidi Nwagha reading  Citation of the Inaugural Lecturer

Prof. Samuel Nnamdi Obi delivering the Inaugural lecture