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Saturday, 9 June 2018

Donald Duke Releases 2019 Campaign Posters For Presidential Election

Former governor of Cross River State, Mr. Donald Duke, has said Nigeria has continued to lag behind in growth and development due to lack of sincerity of purpose and determination to confront emerging challenges.

According to Duke, his decision to contest the 2019 presidency is informed by the need to lead the path in the restoration and survival of the country, stressing that Nigeria would do better with the right vision.

Duke made the remarks, yesterday, in Enugu, as a guest to the Law Students’ Association (LAWSA) 2018 dinner of the Faculty of Law, University of Nigeria, Enugu campus. He said: “We all agree that we can do better than we are doing currently. The ideas are not lacking. What is lacking is the sincerity of purpose and the determination to get it right. The three things I believe we require are the vision, the will and the attitude.

“The essential element is the will. Agriculture cannot go beyond processing level if you don’t have good policies tied to it; if you don’t have the requisite infrastructure tied to it. For our education, from 1990, we have not updated our curriculum to match the realities of the world. Our healthcare methods are still the way they were in the 60s.

“Our infrastructure is deplorable. Our financing system is wrong. We cannot grow an economy, where in my estimation seven out of 10 persons are unemployed, underemployed, with interest rate regime in the upper twenties.”He lamented that while a lot of young folks would like to start businesses, the system will not allow them do that, stressing, “We need a leadership that is determined to solve these problems.”

He tasked the students: “The country is getting more and more competitive and if you don’t put your best foot forward, you will miss it. Nobody will step aside and say young people should take over. You must work for it. It will be more competitive in the next 30 years.”

Beautiful Night View of Ayade Industrial Park in Calabar

Magnificent night view of the Ayade industrial park, a park that is home to the rice seedling centre, the ultra modern garment factory and the calapharm amongst others.

Wednesday, 6 June 2018


Nollywood diva Queen Abua who is also the CEO of laqueen's media was interviewed by Daily Trust Where she urged Youths to be prayerful and focused if they must achieve their dreams of becoming good ambassadors of Nigeria.

Queen, hails from cross river and Started acting in 2011 and have since then featured in more than 20 movies.

Speaking with WEEKEND on how she started acting, the 26 year old Accounting Undergraduate said that it wasn't easy. She said going into the movie industry is capital intensive because you need to travel arround for Auditions which some may not even work out.

Queen rated Nollywood artistes as satisfactory saying "The Upcoming Artistes are doing very well, In the past no one could ever make Acting a full time job which they could earn a living from".

For those that may want to go into Acting fully maybe after school, She advised that they should be prayerful, focused and desist from oppeobria Acts. Don't Emulate anybody no matter the level of Education they have acquired she said. Acting is an Inbuilt talent.

The young Actress sees herself taking roles in Hollywood in few years. Queen dreams of being a producer and movie director at the height of her career.

I would also like to establish my own movie production firm that will create jobs to reduce unemployment in Nigeria she said.

When asked of the Project she's currently working on, she revealed her pageantry show "FACE OF LAQUEEN'S MEDIA" will be coming up soon as she urged her fans to anticipate as the pageant will comprise of extreme beauty queens cutting accross the Country.

Monday, 4 June 2018

World Cup: Super Eagles Players Get Jersey Numbers

The Super Eagles team for the 2018 FIFA World Cup have been allocated jersey numbers.

According to number allocation was announced in a video clip published on the Super Eagles’ verified Twitter handle on Monday.

Skipper of the team Mikel Obi retains his number 10, Odion Ighalo kept his number nine jersey, Victor Moses was handed number 11 and Ahmed Musa number seven. Leon Balogun and William Troost-Ekong got number six and five respectively.

See the numbers below;

Super Eagles squad numbers:

1 – Ikechukwu Ezenwa

2 – Bryan Idowu

3 – Elderson Echiejile

4 – Wilfred Ndidi

5 – William Troost-Ekong

6 – Leon Balogun

7 – Ahmed Musa

8 – Oghenekaro Etebo

9 – Odion Ighalo

10 – John Mikel Obi

11 – Victor Moses

12 – Shehu Abdullahi

13 – Simeon Nwankwo

14 – Kelechi Iheanacho

15 – Joel Obi

16 – Daniel Akpeyi

17 – Ogenyi Onazi

18 – Alex Iwobi

19 – John Ogu

20 – Chidozie Awaziem

21 – Tyronne Ebuehi

22 – Kenneth Omeruo

23 – Francis Uzoho


The National Association of Ebonyi Students NAESS AE-FUNAI Chapter under the Leadership of Comrade Echofe Williams held their meeting today 2nd June, 2018 at the the old Auditorium temporary site.

The Meeting started at about 10am and recorded a huge attendance from all members including the recently inducted year 1 students.

During the meeting everyone had hoped to see Comr. Akuma fortune walking into the meeting, being the Senate president of NAESS And one out of the three Ebonyians aspiring for the post of SUG president. but fortune was no where to be found. Meanwhile Ceaser was late to the meeting and being the Provost and also a presidential aspirant, this raised so much dust as he was cautioned by one of the members to desist from coming late to meetings and then coming to ask people to move to the front row, this was as a result of the supposed relevance the campaigner was seeking.

Meanwhile LEO who is the third aspirant for president also from EBONYI was pictured sitting very calm as usual. Such a perfect gentleman, little wonder he's the Ag. SUG president favorite. one would wonder if he has the ability to even struggle, but remember a book is not judged by it's cover.

Another person that cought people's attention was the Queen herself. Queen Gloria Ukpai the Vice Presidential aspirant. The highpoint was when the NAESS President urged all Ebonyians to vote Gloria Ukpai for Vice President.

The meeting ended by the president assuring every member of the University community of a free, fair and violence free Elections saying #ElectionNoBeFight a hashtag created by Aguero Banks and fostered by Baron crew.

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Outstanding Nigerian Student Graduates From American University In Style (Photos)

Congratulations are in order for a Nigerian man, Mopileola Tomi Adewumi , who graduated in flying colors at the Oklahoma State University in America.

The young man won the Winner School of Healthcare Administration, 2018 outstanding graduate student award.

His family and friends were present at his convocation ceremony to share in his moment. Sharing the tremendous news on his social media page, Tomi wrote:-

Not sure where to start all I gotta say is Thank you Lord!!!

It’s been a long time coming… Today marks the end of a very long journey… very rough, humbling but exciting journey!!! I am nothing but grateful for this wonderful opportunity given to me!!! M.S. Biomedical Sciences &M.S. Healthcare Administration (2018, Outstanding Graduate Student Award Recipient).Oklahoma State University!!! One time

DEMOCRACY DAY:- After 3 Years In Office, What Do You Think President Buhari Has Accomplished? (Watch Video)

On the 29th May, 2015President Buhariwas sworn in to office as the President Of The Federal Republic of Nigeria and today marks his 3rd year as democratically elected president.

Using the “Change” mantra, President Buhari won the hearts of Nigerians with many campaign promises ranging from Crushing Boko-Haram, fighting corruption in public officies, massive job creation and general economic improvement.

Meanwhile, on this edition of NL TV Voice Of The Street, Nigerians aired their views on the performance of the president 3 years after being elected.

Watch what Nigerians have got to say below:-

Wednesday, 30 May 2018


     1. Okwemgbe Leonard  -                FUNAI/B.Sc./15/2134
     2. Akuma Chijiuka Fortune - FUNAI/B.Sc./15/1416
     3. Igwe Nelson Chiemezie - FUNAI/B.Sc./15/1956
     4. Njoku Francis Ogbonna - FUNAI/B.Sc./15/2231
     1. Ikeh Nwadinaka Bibian Mary - FUNAI/B.A/15/2253
     2. Ukpai Gloria Ekwutosi - FUNAI/B.Sc./15/2087
     1. Odono Samuel. M - FUNAI/B.Sc./15/2078
     1. Iwu Ebubechi Felicitas -         FUNAI/BA(Ed)/16/2932
     1. Ngah Adanna Rebecca -                        FUNAI/B.Sc./15/2122
     1. Okafor Christian Chiemezie -           FUNAI/B.Eng/15/1734
     2. Emeasoba Chinedum -           FUNAI/B.Eng/15/1643
     1. Akani Paul Otu - FUNAI/B.Sc./16/2732
     2. Chukwu Kingsley Thomas                                                 FUNAI/B.Sc./16/2645
     1. Onele-Ogah Lucia Amara - FUNAI/B.Sc./16/2806
    1. Ugwuoke Jude Ifeanyi - FUNAI/B.A/16/3108
    1. Chiemeka David Enoch -           FUNAI/B.Eng/15/1723
    2. Onwuegbusi Abuchi. E -           FUNAI/B.Eng/15/1672
    3. Eni Otu Alexander. E -           FUNAI/B.Eng/15/1624
     1. Ukangwobia Comfort  .O.-                                               FUNAI/B.Sc./15/2086
     1. Eneh Chukwuebuka. J. -           FUNAI/B.Sc./15/1778
      1. Okechukwu Robert . O - FUNAI/B.Sc./16/3993
      2. Nweke Sunday Marcel - FUNAI/B.Sc./16/3669
      3. Udom Jeremiah Ita - FUNAI/B.Sc./16/3701
Onuoha Chinedu . D - FUNAI/B.Sc./16/3058
Okorie Obinna Collins - FUNAI/B.A/16/3126
Ngwueche Christabel . C -                      FUNAI/B.Agric/16/2889
Eze Chukwuemeka Emmanuel -           FUNAI/B.Eng/16/3451
Nweke Chibuike Jerryson -           FUNAI/B.Eng/16/1731
Chukwudi Chukwudubem.A -           FUNAI/B.Eng/16/3317
Chima Solomon Chijioke - FUNAI/B.Sc./16/2577
Njoku Emmanuel Great - FUNAI/B.Sc./15/2199
Nwaokorie Amuchenna Mavis -        FUNAI/BA(Ed)/16/2933
Williams Chiemeria Victor -        FUNAI/B.A(Ed)/16/3003
Mbachu Eberechukwu Patience - FUNAI/B.Sc./16/2297
Onyemauchechukwu Chijiuwa.M - FUNAI/B.Sc./16/2370


The electoral committee through it's chairman Dr. Charles Nkem Okolie (Dean of Student Affairs) just released some vital information for the SUG contestants and the entire students.

This development came up because of the misguided information going on in various websites and platforms in order to win the vote of the students.

Therefore, the committee came up with some don'ts in the upcoming AE-FUNAI SUG election which includes:

1. There should be no form of gratification       or inducement with gifts. 

2. Colored posters or it's kind is banned or       not accepted in the forth coming                   election. 

3. Motor convoy is not allowed within and      outside the campus while campaign. 

4. No external body is accepted to parade      within the campus.

5. No form of character assassination by        co-contestants.

Anyone found going contrary to the above stated instruction stands the risk of being disqualified, therefore contestants and the entire students are advised to obey the instructions.

How ever this may be a pill too bitter for the BG time ballers who have been warming up to start showering some students with gifts in exchange for Votes. One can now say the Electoral committee has succeeded in creating a level ground for all contestants, feel free to leave your comments below. 
Sir steve

Friday, 29 September 2017

Lagos City Suya Carnival by Suya Stops In Conjunction with Lagos State Government and Ministry of Arts...

The Lagos City Suya Carnival.
The idea was borne out of the need to celebrate Africa, Nigeria and most especially our Lagos using one of the chops that has become a household name across metropolis over several years.
Suya, as we all know, didn’t originate from Lagos but you will all agree with me that the average Lagos street or road has one Suya joint or a nearby Suya Mallam joint just few streets away. Such is the love we have shown this delicacy that has seemingly become part and parcel of Lagos.
A Suya carnival, you might wonder? Well, this is one carnival that isn’t been replicated from anywhere in the world as it has its own origin here in Lagos, Nigeria. Which better way could we have launched such a carnival with such magnitude? Where could we have launched this and when could we have launched the Lagos City Carnival are the questions that ravaged our mind when this idea came to me.
For us, after so many deliberations we concluded that no where other than Lagos is perfect for us to berth with this carnival. And which better way to launch it than the commemoration of the Lagos at 50 celebration with the event rounding it off. Making a 50ft long Suya steak and breaking a record hence putting Lagos state as a whole on the world map isn’t a bad way to launch the event of this magnitude.

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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

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Thursday, 18 May 2017


A young scholar in the department of Anatomy, Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo (FUNAI), Ebonyi State, Gabriel Godson Akunna has again shone like a lone star in the midst of other researchers at the just concluded 16th Scientific Conference and Annual General Meeting of the Society of Experimental and Clinical Anatomist of Nigeria (SECAN) held in Osun State University, Oshogbo, Osun State, Nigeria.
At the conference, Akunna was returned the 2017 overall best research presenter. Recall he had won the award in the last three editions of the competition, in 2014, 2015 and 2016respectively.
Gabriel Akunna (L) receiving his prize at the event
His success and meteoric rise in the field of Clinical Anatomy is attributed to the conducive academic environment created by the Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Chinedum Nwajiuba whom he described as “a bastion of academic excellence.”
The SECAN overall best researcher said the University parades the best brains in the field of basic medical sciences with vast areas of research interest and specialisations, adding that the Vice Chancellor’s commitment towards global academic best practices is making all staff of the University to be resourceful.
He further expressed his gratitude to the University, saying “I will like to personally thank the University for creating an enabling environment for staff development”, adding that “the University has given us the space to reach for the sky just like eagles.”
Gabriel Akunna being congratulated by members of the Society for the feat
Commending Akunna for his academic dexterity, the Vice Chancellor promised not to rest in his oars until the University attains its vision of a world-class institution, where globally competitive graduates are churned out every year.
He added that the University would continue to support and prepare its staff and students to fulfil their potential and soar like eagles in their respective fields, and called on other staff to emulate the diligence and excellence shown by Akunna in winning the coveted prize for the 4th consecutive time.
Gabriel Akunna at a dinner organized in his honour by the Society

Friday, 12 May 2017


The Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo (FUNAI), Ebonyi State and the leading internet search engine, Google, are partnering to bridge the digital gap among students of the University. The Capacity Building Program is part of Google’s initiative for the African youths, and is geared towards equipping them with digital skills, to become globally relevant in the age of globalization.

A cross section of students that attended the workshop

Declaring the workshop open recently at the University auditorium, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Chinedum Nwajiuba represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Sunday Elom charged the students to make good use of the opportunity provided by the workshop to become digitally compliant and internet savvy.

DVC, Prof. Sunday Elom speaking during the workshop

He added that the University would continue to explore ways to make students of the University competitive in a fast-paced information-driven world, adding that the partnership with Google would also give the University global visibility.

Earlier, the Acting Director of ICT Services, Dr. Friday Nwalo explained the rationale for the collaboration, and noted that it was necessary to ensure that students of the University are equipped with digital skills so that they can compete favourably with their peers anywhere in the world.

Acting Director of ICT, Dr. Friday Nwalo speaking during the workshop

Nwalo further stated that the digital workshop, if properly digested, is expected to launch the students into global relevance.

Speaking in the event, the Executive Director of SANSTONZ Consulting, Mr. Chima Uba noted that the 21st century is the age of Information Technology, adding that anyone that wishes to succeed in his career should imbibe digital skills.

MD, SANSTONZ Consulting, Mr. Chima Uba emphasizing the benefits of digital skills

He further explained that the era when information was primarily sourced from books, television and radio was over; stressing that from 2010, information and knowledge sharing have witnessed dramatic change because Internet has become the epicentre of knowledge.

Various papers were presented at the 2-day workshop on the practical approaches, procedures and methods of using digital skills in developing on-line presence, for advertising and marketing. These when properly utilized could cushion the effect of joblessness among Nigerian graduates.

Friday, 5 May 2017


The Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo (FUNAI), Ebonyi State has once again shone like a million stars and distinguished itself among other Universities in Nigeria. This came to the fore in the just concluded 9th edition of the Nigerian National Mathematics Competition for University Students held at the National Mathematical Centre, Abuja.

Declaring the competition open, the Executive Director of the Centre, Professor Stephen Onah noted that Nigeria was in dire need of mathematicians to enable it surmount its present developmental challenges.

He added that the competition “is one of the Centre’s initiative to produce quality future mathematicians for Nigeria”, adding that “the best team will represent the country in the International Mathematics Competition.”

FUNAI was participating for the first time in the event, which also had 33 other Nigerian Universities in attendance.

At the end of proceedings, the University was placed 8th overall and 1st among the Universities that were participating for the first time in the competition.

The University was represented by a team of four students, namely, Nkume Friday Uzochukwu, Edigbo Vincent Onyebuchi, Ozor Emmanuel Ifeanyi and Onuora Ogochukwu Theresa, all of the department of Mathematics/Computer Science/Statistics/Informatics.

The University representatives won medals in different categories. Ebigbo Vincent Onyebuchi won Silver medal with a total score of 71 points, taking 12th position out of 128 students from all the Universities that took part in the competition. Nkume Friday Uzochukwu also won a silver medal with total score of 66 points in another category and Ozor Emmanuel Ifeanyi won a bronze medal with a total score of 43 points.

Speaking after the event, the leader of the University delegation, Dr. Louis Omenyi said: “Though we got the invitation very late and the time of the competition was also very close to the first semester examinations, yet we still made an impressive result.”

He added: “The success is excellent and marvelous and I hope that by the next competition we will come first”, and thanked the Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Chinedum Nwajiuba for his unquantifiable support to the team which made them to excel in the competition.

Leader of the University delegation, Dr. Louis Omenyi

Speaking on behalf of other participating students, Edigbo Vincent Onyebuchi, a final year student of the University, thanked the University Management for giving them the opportunity to represent the University in the competition, noting that their success was as a result of the Vice Chancellor’s uncompromising stance towards academic excellence.

He further expressed optimism that the University, having come this far in its first attempt, would definitely clinch the overall first position in the nearest future.

One of the FUNAI representatives, Vincent Ebigbo speaking to our correspondent

Meanwhile, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Nwajiuba has congratulated the students and their handlers for making the University proud; charging them to ensure that by the next edition of the competition the University would occupy the prime position.

The competition was won by University of Uyo while Federal University of Technology, Akure and University of Ilorin were 2nd and 3rd respectively.


Five academic programmes of the Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo (FUNAI), Ebonyi State have secured the accreditation of National Universities Commission (NUC).

The good news was conveyed to the University in a letter dated 29th March, 2017 with reference number, NUC/ES/412/VOL.10/405 and signed by the Director of Quality Assurance, National Universities Commission, Dr. N. B Saliu.

Recall that an NUC accreditation team visited the University in the last quarter of 2016 for the purpose of determining the accreditation status of five of the University’s courses, namely Anatomy, Physiology, Biotechnology, Statistics, and Fine and Applied Arts.

The letter conveying the result of the exercise Shows that Physiology, Biotechnology and Statistics secured full NUC accreditation while Anatomy and Fine and Applied Arts received interim accreditation.

By this, the admissions of the students of the University into the respective programmes, including their call up to NYSC after graduation are now guaranteed.

The result of the accreditation exercise also underscores the goal of the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba towards ensuring that all academic programmes of the University receives full NUC accreditation before the expiration of his tenure.

Faculty of Agriculture Planned International Conference on Food Security and Hidden Hunger





THEME: Hidden Hunger Dynamics: Opportunities and Challenges for meeting the Sustainable Development Goals

VENUE: Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo, Ebonyi State, Nigeria (FUNAI)

DATE: 8th -11th October, 2017

TIME: 10am Daily

CHIEF HOST: Prof. Chinedum Uzoma Nwajiuba

Vice Chancellor FUNAI

HOST: Prof. Dr. Johnny Onyema Ogunji

Dean Faculty of Agriculture, FUNAI

Conference Background

Preventing hidden hunger in all its forms is essential for achieving almost all the Sustainable Development Goals. To this end, the Faculty of Agriculture (FAG), Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo, Ebonyi State Nigeria (FUNAI) will convene a conference in FUNAI, 8th -11th October 2017. The overall goal of the conference is to stimulate debate on hidden hunger, improve diets and raise levels of micro-nutrition, assess the implementation of policies and programmes that more effectively address today’s major micro-nutrition challenges, and enhance international cooperation on these challenges. The event will attract a large number of academics, members of the private sector, governments and their agencies, civil society groups, and international donor organizations.


Food Policy, Food Prices, Livelihoods and Nutritional well-being
Pregnancy, Child Development and Micronutrient Deficiency
Climate Change and Micro-nutrition
Livestock, Fisheries and Micro-Nutrition
Under-Nutrition, Over-Nutrition, and Hidden Hunger
Fortification: Bio, Soil and Food
Policies, Programmes, Plans, Strategies and Intervention Possibilities on Micronutrient Deficiency
Food Production, Food Quality Assurance and Hidden Hunger
Nutrition Education, Gender and Hidden Hunger
Social and Psychological Effects of Hidden Hunger
Forest Products and Hidden Hunger
Diet Therapy, Diseases and Micronutrient Deficiency
Food Safety, Value Chain Support to deliver Healthier Diets


Prof. Dr. Regina Birner
University of Hohenheim, Germany (Not confirmed)

Prof. N.E.S Lale
Vice Chancellor University of Port Harcourt (Confirmed)

Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu
Former Minister of Health, Nigeria (Confirmed)


Sunday 8th October 2017 –     Arrivals / Setting of exhibition stand

Monday 9th October 2017-      Opening ceremony / Keynote speeches / Lead paper presentation /                                                    Technical session

Tuesday 10th October 2017 –   Technical session / Conference tour / Presentation of certificates of                                         participation

Wednesday 11th October 2017 – Departure


Paper processing/handling = N6, 000

Early Bird Conference Registration (Local) = N10, 000

Early Bird Conference Registration (International) = $100

Late Conference Registration (Local) = N15, 000

Conference Registration (International) = $120

Late registration starts from 25th September, 2017.

All payments to be made into:

Bank Name: Unity Bank Plc.

Account Name: Faculty of Agriculture FUNAI

Account number: 0026777179

Branch: Abakaliki, Nigeria

Bank Sort code: 215024596


A soft copy of full papers to be presented at the conference should be sent to and copy,, and not later than Friday 18th August, 2017 accompanied with scanned evidence of payment of paper processing fee of N 6,000 paid into Faculty of Agriculture FUNAI account number 0026777179 of Unity Bank Plc.
Full peer review papers of high quality and standard will be published in a book of proceedings which will be provided to all registered participants.
Papers should not be more than five (5) papers, single line spacing, and font 12 with times new Roman.
Abstract not to be more than 200 words with a maximum of


The Vice Chancellor, Professor Chinedum Nwajiuba has approved Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th of May as lecture free day.

This is to enable students participate actively in the Google Digital Skills African Training Programme organized by SANSTONZ CONSULTING LIMITED in partnership with the University.

The 2 day training features the Faculty of Science, Faculty of Basic Medical Science, Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Agriculture on the 9th of May, while the Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Management and Social Science and the Faculty of Education take 10th of May, 2017.

The training is scheduled to hold at the University’s Auditorium at the take-off site.

This rare opportunity is to enhance the students entrepreneurial and employability skill in line with the vision and mission of the university.

All should ensure strict adherence.

Mma Ofoma

For the Vice Chancellor