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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

Love Story by Emmark Kolo & sir Steve

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Thursday, 18 May 2017

AGAIN, FUNAI RESEARCHER EMERGES OVERALL BEST AT SECAN CONFERENCE

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

FUNAI, GOOGLE PARTNER TO BRIDGE DIGITAL GAP


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

FUNAI SHINES AT NATIONAL MATHEMATICS COMPETITION Wins two silver medals


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.

FUNAI ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES GET NUC ACCREDITATION


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


 FEDERAL UNIVERSITY NDUFU ALIKE, IKWO, EBONYI STATE NIGERIA (FUNAI)

FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE (FAG),

ANNOUNCES HER

MAIDEN CONFERENCE 2017



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.

Sub-themes:

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


KEYNOTE/PLENARY SPEAKERS:

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)



ACTIVITIES

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

REGISTRATION

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



CALL FOR PAPERS / PUBLICATION OPPORTUNIES

A soft copy of full papers to be presented at the conference should be sent to fagfunai2017conference@gmail.com and copy ogunjijo@yahoo.com, osakwe_i@yahoo.com, stxmoi@gmail.com and robertonyeneke@yahoo.com 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

ATTENTION: GOOGLE DIGITAL SKILLS AFRICAN TRAINING PROGRAMME



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

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

HOW JAMB 2017 POST UTME SCORES WILL BE CALCULATED

So long as there is no more post utme examination, there must always be a way to calculate the the overall performance of students before they are being admitted into any high institution.



JAMB has listed out how it would calculate the post utme score of every jamb applicant for the 2017 jamb admission process in other to give admission to only qualified candidates.



Below is how the 2017 jamb post utme score would be calculated.



A1-8%

B2-7%

B3-6%

C4-5%

C5-4%

C6-3%



That means;

Five A1-40%

Five B2-35%

Five B3-30%

Five C4-25%

Five C5-20%

Five C6-15%

You can calculate a combination A's and B's or C's and D's by yourself.



FOR THE UTME ITSELF



UTME Scores-60%

180-189 = 10%

190-199 = 20%

200-209.... Read more and find recommendations here>> http://schoolgistnow.com.ng/2017/05/01/jamb-2017-post-utme-score-calculated

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

6 WAYS TO ACHIEVE FINANCIAL SUCCESS

Financial independence means that you will never be broke. Whenever you need money, you can easily make it available. Even if this is not the case, you can take care of yourself and your family without any need to call on friends to lend you money. In a country like Nigeria, this is a bit difficult due to the trending economic downturn and the lack of a stable business environment. Regardless, you have no choice than to be financially independent. Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency shares tips that will help to be financially independent.



Income is not wealth



This is one mistake many people make. They think the more they earn, the more they are financially independent. Yes, it is good to have a high-paying salary. However, the truth is that you are still working very hard to make the money and you are yet to invest it. Beyond your immediate salary, you do not have anything. What happens if you lose your job? Try to do something outside your job to earn more. Just ask yourself if you lose the job, will you be stable financially? If your answer is no, you have to take action.



Financial independence requires a disciplined spouse/bae



If you have a spouse that spends all your money on Indian hair, London bags, iPhones and the likes, you will never be independent. All your money will be going to the upkeep of your spouse and you will not have anything to invest. We are not saying you should not spend but be reasonable with spending and get someone who is not too demanding.



Fund your future



The future is very important. You have to prepare for it, You should always save money to enable you to deal with any unforeseen incident. Life is unpredictable. This unpredictability makes it essential to save.



Be an investor, not a trader



A trader is someone who wants to make a profit as soon as he/she can. They are never patient. If the business is not doing well, they abdicate it and venture into another one. But an investor’s plan is long term. They foresee a future of great profit and they are very patient as they work to position the business to attain profitability. So, be an investor, not a trader.



Diversify



A particular source of income will not bring financial independence until you diversify. Do not put all your eggs in one basket. Distribute it into different basket and soon you will not rely on one income generator.



Live beneath or within your means



If you earn 20,000 as salary and you are living in an apartment worth 500,000 and eating food worth 2,000 daily, you will never be financially independent. The rule of thumb for financial independence is living within your means. Spend less even if you earn more and make sure you invest.



Source: http://www.opinions.ng/6-ways-achieve-financial-independence/

» Female Corpse Floats On River Niger In Onitsha (Viewers' Discretion Advised)


A female corpse was seen floating on the River Niger as people
gathered to behold it.

Storiesmagic was also present at the scene to find out more.

As gathered,it rained the previous night and many believed she might
have been drowned while others insisted she was murdered and pushed
into the river.

The photos were captured from the stands were the main market traders
urinate into the river which also happens to be the place where some
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Saturday, 29 April 2017

FG APPROVES ECOLOGICAL FUND FOR FUNAI


  • Roads, drainages, culverts, walkways to be constructed
The Federal Government of Nigeria has approved an ecological fund worth N1.498 billion for erosion and flood control at the Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo (FUNAI), Ebonyi State.
The contract which was attracted through the tireless efforts of the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba would see the construction of intra campus roads, drainages, culverts, pedestrian walkways and others, reducing the ecological challenges facing the University and its adverse effect on staff and students.
Receiving the delegates from the Ecological Fund Office, Abuja who came to take possession of the project sites yesterday, Prof. Nwajiuba expressed his sincere appreciation to President Mohammadu Buhari for approving the Fund and the Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF) for living up to the promise of ensuring the prompt release of the Fund and mobilization of the contractor to site.
VC, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba pointing out the priority areas during the meeting
The Vice Chancellor also used the opportunity to charge the contractor, Mecca Nig. Ltd and Project consultant, SURD Engineering Services Ltd to bring their experiential competences to bear in the execution of the works, noting that the University would not tolerate shoddy jobs, which in his view lead to colossal waste of scare resources. He reiterated the university’s commitment to assisting them where possible in other to ensure that the project is of the best quality and also completed on time
“It is better to do a small work of high quality than large job devoid of standard’, he said, adding that it is only the quality of work done that would give the contractor and consultant a lasting relationship with the university.
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VC, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba (C) , Registrar, Mrs. Odisa Okeke (2nd R) and the team from the Ecological Fund Office, Abuja led by Engr., Umar Abdulkarim (3rd R)
The Vice Chancellor further highlighted the priority areas within the campus, and urged the contractor to begin from those areas because of its direct and immediate positive impact on the staff and students of the University as well as visitors.
Responding, the leader of the delegation, Engr. Umar Abdulkarim, noted that the president approved the project because of its envisaged positive impact on the University, adding that the commitment of the Vice Chancellor towards getting the approval also made it possible.


Engr, Umar Abdulkarim of the SGF Office, Abuja speaking during the Event
He also assured the University authorities that both the contractor and consultants would live up to expectation in terms of quality of work to be done and adhering to the expected time of project completion, which is 8 months.
The contractor and consultants in their views expressed their readiness to leave positive footprints in the University through their works, stressing that quality and timeliness would be their watchword.
Meanwhile, the Director of Centre for Development Assistance Management, Partnership and Training, Mr. Chris Uwadoka has expressed his happiness for the intervention of the Federal Government in arresting ecological challenges in the University.
“I am very excited that the Federal Government has approved such intervention in the University at this auspicious time
“It will lead to the construction of roads, culverts and walkways in the University, making the campus more habitable for both staff and students
“This will definitely rub off on the status of the University as a world-class institution”, he noted.

Ecological Team at one of the sites in the University
The high point of the event was the takeover of the project sites by the contractor

Stop Building New Structures on University Land, Chief Francis Igwe Charges Members of Host Community


An opinion leader in Ikwo Noyo clan and father of the Deputy Governor of Ebonyi State, Chief Francis Igwe has charged members of the University host community to stop the ongoing erection of new buildings on the University land.
He made the charge on Thursday, 27th April, 2017 when he visited the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba.
Chief Francis Igwe speaking during the visit
Recounting how Ndufu-Alike and Echara communities donated their land for the siting of the University, Chief Igwe called on those whose land was taken by the virtue of the institution been sited at the community to desist from erecting new structures on the land to ensure peaceful coexistence in the area.
The opinion leader noted that some land owners were yet to vacate the University land because the Ebonyi State Government was yet to compensate them for their land, buildings and economic trees, and appealed to the University authorities to allow the villagers carry out their farming activities on any part of the land that is not presently been deployed for infrastructural development.
He further thanked the Vice Chancellor for giving employment opportunity to the President of Ndufu-Alike Development Union, Engr.  Joseph Alo.
Responding, the Vice Chancellor reemphasized his commitment to the development of the University and its host community stressing “I am happy that the University is sited at Ikwo.”
“This part of Igbo land needs to be developed
“We are committed to it and have been putting our personal resources and contacts to it
“This University is contributing significantly to the financial wellbeing of the people of Ikwo”, he stated.
VC, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba (R), in audience with Chief Francis Igwe
He further appealed to members of the host community to share in the burden of the University by vacating the University land and stop the ongoing erection of new structures to allow the University to develop speedily.
“Please tell them not to stop our work
“It is not the responsibility of the University to pay compensation to land owners but we have actually gone out of our way to compensate for crops so that peace could rain
“As the people are farming, development cannot stop. It will continue to go on
“This University is God’s Project and we are doing everything with all sincerity, the Vice Chancellor concluded.

VACANCY: Apply as substitute facilitators in the Language enhancement programme of the University.


The Centre For Entrepreneurship and Employability, Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo Ebonyi State invites suitably qualified individuals with a degree in English Language to apply as substitute facilitators in the Language enhancement programme of the University. All applications must be submitted to funaicee@funai.edu.ng  not later than seven (7) days from this announcement and must contain scanned copies of all relevant credentials. Shortlisted candidates will be freely trained and may serve as substitute facilitators in the Language enhancement programme.
Signed: Ag. Director, FUNAI-CEE.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

FUNAI VC PLEDGES SUPPORT FOR DECEASED DRIVER’S CHILDREN

The Vice Chancellor of Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo (FUNAI), Ebonyi State, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba has pledged the University’s support to the wife and children of the late driver, Mr. Dan Nwangbo, popularly known as lecturer.
The Vice Chancellor made the pledged on Monday, 24th April, 2017 when he paid a surprise visit to the family of the deceased at Igweledeloha Ishieke village in Ebonyi Local Government Area of the State.
VC, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba (c ) with 2 sons of the deceased during the visit
In an emotion-laden speech, he commiserated with the family on the death of their breadwinner, pledging to ensure that the family, especially the children is not abandoned by the University authorities at this challenging time.
The Vice Chancellor who was visibly touched by the state of things in the family promised to ensure that the 7 children of the deceased were given quality education to ensure that the death of their father did not pose a stumbling block to the fulfillment of their destiny. On that note he immediately directed that a workable plan be developed and submitted to his office the next day for the actualization of the goal.
VC, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba greeting the mother of the deceased (on blue T-shirt) and other members of the family
He further noted that an educated member of the immediate family of the deceased could also be offered employment in the University to assuage the pains of their loss.
Prayers were offered to God on behalf of the family, for the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss, their protection and sustenance.
A relation of the deceased, Mrs. Kate Nwankwo in their response thanked the University community for their support since the incident happened; appreciating the Vice Chancellor in particular for sparing time out of his tight schedules to be with them in their time of grief.
“VC is a gift to FUNAI.
“Sir, you have taken away a great burden from us by the demonstration of an uncommon love that made you to leave your tight schedules to sympathize with us right in our village despite the distance”, she stated.
The Vice Chancellor was accompanied to the condolence visit by the Director of Physical Planning, Works and Services, Dr. A.I Ezeocha, Director of Centre for Development Assistance Management, Partnership and Training, Mr. Chris Uwadoka, Coordinator of Works, Engr. Etche Nwali, Chief Security Officer, Major Mgbebu Onwe (Rtd.), Dr. Charles Ogbaekirigwe, University PRO, Mr. Elom Iyke Ubochi, Head of Junior Staff Matters, Mr. Ama Omaha and some staff of the Transport Unit.
VC, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba (1st L) consoling the wife of the deceased (on green T-shirt) during the visit.

FUNAI VC CELEBRATES GOD’S FAITHFULNESS

It was a gathering of crème de la crème of the society that included members of the academia, captains of industries, politicians, clergy, traditional institution, and indeed people of all works of life as the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo (FUNAI), Ebonyi state, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba celebrated God’s timeless faithfulness in his life.
The joyful thanksgiving event which was to appreciate God for his appointment as the 2ndsubstantive Vice Chancellor of the University took place on Tuesday, 18th April, 2017 at the St Mathew’s Anglican Church, Umuezeala Nsu, Ehime Mbano, Imo State.
VC, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba, wife, Dr. Chinyere Nwajiuba and members of the family during thanksgiving
It was characterized with prayers, praises, thanksgiving, dedication and hymns sang to the glory of God for His mercies and faithfulness to the Nwajiuba’s family over the years.
In a sermon “Celebrating God’s faithfulness”, the Anglican Bishop of the Diocese of Okigwe South, Rt. Rev. David Onuoha explained that the elevation of Prof. Nwajiuba to the enviable position of Vice Chancellor was a manifestation of God’s special favour on him for his commitment to the service of God and humanity over the years.
The Anglican Bishop further noted that the thanksgiving church service was also to dedicate the Vice Chancellor to God for the arduous task ahead of him as a University helmsman.
“God does not give his grace in vain. Whatever grace God gives has a corresponding responsibility”, Bishop Okeke said.
VC, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba (C), wife, Dr. Chinyere Nwajiuba and the officiating bishops of the church service
Admonishing the Vice Chancellor to continue to demonstrate God’s righteousness in his position of authority, the Anglican clergyman said: “Make the conditions in the Nigeria University system acceptable. Be the light and guide in the University community and bring them to a place of righteousness”, and further charged him to make the Nigerian University system better, devoid of cultism, ‘sorting’ and indecent dressing.
In his vote of thanks, Prof. Nwajiuba said: ‘No doubt this God is real. He answers prayers”, advising the congregation to allow themselves to be used by God. He thanked all those that came to felicitate with him for their sacrifice.
VC, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba speaking during the thanksgiving service
Among the dignitaries that attended the event were the former Senate President, Chief Senator Adolphus Wabara, Senator representing Ebonyi South in the National Assembly, Chief Sonny Ogboji, Chairman of the University Governing Council, Prof. Mba Uzoukwu, former Chief Judge of Imo State, Justice Njamanze, former President and Secretary General of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Chief Idu Igariwe and Chief J. Nworgu respectively, and members of the University Management and many others.
VC, Prof. Chiedum Nwajiuba, wife, Dr. Chinyere Nwajiuba and members of the University Management after the thanksgiving service

MIXED FEELINGS AS FUNAI EMBARKS ON STAFF CERTIFICATE VERIFICATION

The Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo (FUNAI), Ebonyi State on Wednesday, 19th April, 2017 started a certificate verification exercise to ascertain the authenticity of academic qualifications of its staff.
This followed the directive of the Governing Council that the academic claims of all staff of the University be verified in other to ensure that the institution’s motto of excellence and integrity is entrenched in every facets of the University life.
The exercise is also geared towards ensuring that the culture of authenticity which the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba is preaching for the overall development of the University is achieved through the combined efforts of Management and competent staff.
A staff of the Council Affairs Unit presenting her certificates to the Committee for verification
Since the announcement of the exercise and its commencement yesterday, mixed reaction has continued to trail the exercise. While most of the staff see it as a welcome development in the drive to move the University forward and ensure it attains its vision of world class status, some were apprehensive about the outcome of the exercise.
Giving insight on the rationale for embarking on the exercise, the Chairman of the Certificate Verification Committee and Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Sunday Elom explained that the exercise was not targeted at specific individuals, rather the University wants to determine the genuineness or otherwise of the certificates of its staff, and fish out those who might have gained employment in the University with fake credentials, in other to place the institution in the right pedestal for improved productivity.
Chairman of the Certificate Verification Committee, Professor Sunday Elom, giving insight on purpose of the exercise while a member of the Committee, Dr. Omaka N. Omaka listens with keen interest
“We are here to authenticate the authenticity of our staff’s certificates
“There are those with forged certificates who entered the institution through the back door. We want to fish out those ones”, Prof. Elom stated.
In his own submission, a member of the Committee and the Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Prof. Jonny Ogunji asked rhetorically ‘why the panic and resentment among some staff?’ describing the exercise as ‘just a verification of claims’ and not a witch hunt.
The Acting Director of SERVICOM, Mr. Friday Onwumere on his part said that there was no cause for alarm, remarking “they are in order” and Amah Omaha whose certificates were verified yesterday (Wednesday) lent credence to the exercise saying “it’s a normal thing in institutions especially Universities.”
Ag. Director of SERVICOM, Mr. Friday Onwumere and his team was also ground to authenticate staff attendance to work for the Committee
In a related development, the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), FUNAI chapter has thrown their weight behind the exercise. The Chairman of the association, Comrade Emmanuel Chigbata said that they were in full support of the exercise if it will keep the University on the right track.
The verification exercise is billed to end on 4th May, 2017.

VC CONDOLES STAFF, STUDENTS ON THE DEATH OF DEAN, FBMS

The Vice Chancellor of the Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo (FUNAI), Ebonyi State, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba has commiserated with staff, students and the entire University Community on the sudden demise of the Dean, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, Prof. Robert Nneli and a driver, Mr. Dan Nwangbo.
Recall, the sad event took place on Thursday, 13th April, 2017 in a fatal road accident at 135 Ezzangbo, along Abakaliki – Enugu expressway.
Late Prof. Robert Nneli
Speaking on Thursday, 20th April, 2017 during a meeting with staff of the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, the Vice Chancellor condoled with them on the death of their Dean, Prof. Nneli.
In a grief-stricken remark, the Vice Chancellor advised staff to build their confidence on Christ, noting that the late Dean was a good Christian who never hid his Christian fate. He further stated that what could have been a moment of joy for the University, as the University’s 3 academic programmes, including Physiology (Prof. Nneli’s department) have just got National Universities Commission (NUC) full accreditation, was turned soar by his sudden demise.
Recounting with nostalgia his last encounter with the late Nneli on the fateful day, the Vice Chancellor explained that the University made various efforts to save his life in the hospital but to no avail, thanking God that his only son-Victor survived the auto crash and was now responding to treatment in a hospital at Enugu.
The Vice Chancellor further noted that the University has ensured that the boy was been adequately catered for in the hospital by paying the medical expenses so far and had also been in touch with the Executive Governor of Ebonyi State, Chief David Umahi on the matter, who has promised to off-set the hospital bills of the 2nd year Engineering student of the University.
The highpoint of the meeting was a prayer session for the eternal repose of     Prof. Nneli’s soul, quick recovery of Victor and for God’s limitless protection for Management, staff and students of the University.

NIGERIA UNIVERSITY SYSTEM IS UNDER PRESSURE – FUNAI VC

The Vice Chancellor of the Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo (FUNAI), Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba said the Nigeria University system is seriously under pressure.
The Professor of Agricultural Economics made this known when members of a United States-based Christian group visited him on Friday, 21st April, 2016.
“The Nigeria University system is under pressure. Our nation veered off academically from the 70’s, a consequence of military era”, he explained.
Welcoming the team to the University, Prof. Nwajiuba who was visibly excited for the visit thanked them for their thoughtfulness in pledging to collaborate with the University, noting that the doubt about the quality of Nigerian graduates has made it more imperative for diaspora collaboration.
VC, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba (1st L) welcoming the group to the University
“The doubt about the quality of our graduates in terms of their inability to speak good English, read and write appropriately has made us to start a Language Enhancement Programme (LEP) to train our students to be different
“I believe it is the first of its kind in Nigerian Universities
“We have also started retraining our staff and changing the endemic culture of taking without giving among our staff and it is bearing fruit
“We established a Centre for Internationalization to drive our partnership with Nigerian academics in diaspora in other to make this University different”, the Vice Chancellor stated.
VC, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba speaking during the meeting
The Vice Chancellor further added that it was his vision to establish a Diaspora village in the Southeast zone of Nigeria where Nigerian academics in the diaspora could congregate to compare notes with their local peers, and called on Nigerian academics abroad to think home not just through their finances but also their intellectual works.
Earlier, the group through Apostle O.C. Obikaram said they were interested in riding the society of poverty through the provision of empowerment schemes in different parts of the world.
“Our goal as Christians is to take the church to the outside world. We have done this for over 13 years, trying to reduce the suffering of people in different parts of the world
“We believe that when people’s academics, spiritual and social life are properly harnessed and combined, it will lead to a better society”, he explained.
Appreciating the developmental strides of the Vice Chancellor, another member of the group, Joe Agumadu advised: “Keep doing what you are doing because the news is already going outside the country”, and prayed that God should sustain the solid works of the Vice Chancellor as he strives to make the University great.
A member of the group, Joe Agumadu speaking during the meeting
“We are behind you. Whatever you desire, God will give you the grace to accomplish it for this University”, he stressed.
The group was led to the University by the Anglican Bishop of Ikwo Diocese,        Rt. Rev. Ken C. Ifemene.
VC, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba (c) and some members of the University Management in a group photograph with the Dallas-based group after the visit

Friday, 17 February 2017

5 Things People Wrongly Believe That No Longer Work

There are principles that were handed to us by people from the previous generation. These were things they applied repeatedly in their time which worked for them. The problem now is that a lot of those principles have become obsolete and have no place in today’s world. The world has gone way past them. 
It can be a very frustrating experience for anyone who keeps trying to apply these principles without recognizing that the rules of the game has changed. It is like trying to beat a dead horse. Some people get so caught up in tradition (the way it has always been done) that they frown at anything new. You will hear them say, “This is how it has always been done” or “this is how I am”. The real question here is: “what if the “YOU” is not working?” “What if HOW it has always been done is not giving you the desired results?” 
This is why it is pertinent to re-evaluate what we have believed and make necessary adjustments. Here are five popular principles you should consider for re-evaluation.

1. Good Grades Guarantees Good Jobs:

This statement which was the gospel truth in the eighties and nineties is now a suicidal advice in our time. It was true because very few people were educated during that period, making the educated ones an elite class of some sort. Juxtapose that with our time and you will see how things have changed. You think you are the only one with a certificate now? I’m sorry, but there are hundreds thousands of people with better certificates yet, without jobs. Wake up! This point does not criticize academic success. No, it emphasizes the fact that you need more than good grades to get the life you desire for yourself.

2. Living By the Rules Is Compulsory:

In school, we were all taught to live by rules. Some of the rules were good because they checked against our excesses. But the rest of the rules were horrible. Why? Because they tried to force everybody into thinking and approaching things the same way. Even teachers taught us to solve questions using only their methods. Sometimes, rules can be suffocating. It can kill creativity and destroy ingenuity. This is why so many people now live life within the confines of societal standards. They have things they should do or not do. The real question should be, “is it legal?” If it is, then you need to really think again. Forget the rules and go for any opportunity that comes your way. Thomas Edison, while working on an invention, was told by his assistants about the rules they needed to follow. Thomas replied him, "Damn the rules. We are trying to invent something here."

3. A Job is the Target:

Have you ever heard someone say, “I’m hunting for a job?” It is a popular expression amidst job seekers. I have nothing against looking for a job. The problem is when graduates think that a job is the ultimate. This has made many become prolonged job seekers. Many have lost precious months (and some years) of their lives waiting for a job that never arrived. Since all they see in their mind is a job, they have missed countless opportunities that have crossed their paths. Their desire for quick money has made them lose valuable chances life throws at them .Their hunger for a job has blinded their eyes to the opportunities around them begging to be exploited. Don’t let that be you. If a job is not forthcoming, look around and find an avenue that you can channel your creative abilities into. 

4. A Job Means Financial Freedom:

There are people who believe that sitting in an office is a sign that they have financial freedom. I call it the “white-collar job deception”. Nothing can be farther from the truth. You are not financially free because you have a job. Don’t be deceived by the false sense of job security either. It is a mirage, like a pot of gold. The only way to financial freedom is to create a venture of your own. Have a stream of income that is not dependent on your boss or a management board. Create a business of your own that will boost your finance. In that way, even if something goes wrong with your job, you will still be buoyant.

5. You need huge capital to start a business:

Nothing could be farther from the truth. If you believe that you need big money to make money, it is most likely true that you cannot make money. The basic necessity for a business is not money but ideas. Capital will always flow to anybody that has a good business idea and relentlessly acting upon the idea regardless of the obstacles obstructing him. in most cases, if the idea is valid and logical, it will require little capital to start it. Anyone who wants to immediately open a business in a big way most likely will not be able to cope with its growth and magnitude. If you have a business idea, start small. And then nurture it like a baby till it grows. Don't waste your time looking for huge capital.

Conclusively

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