BULLETIN: ISSN 1595-1685        APRIL 10, 2017  vol. 10 NO. 12

ISSN 1595-1685                                              APRIL 10, 2017                                              vol. 10 NO. 12


You are addressed as you are dressed!!!. Indecent dressers and persons of unacceptable conduct, Beware!!!  UNIZIK Dress Code Committee is watching you!!!










This is to inform the University Community especially students that lectures for the 2016/2017 Second Semester shall commence on 18th April, 2017.  To this effect, students are expected to be back for lectures accordingly.



The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph E. Ahaneku, FAS has received eminent Nigerians in his office to kick-start the first UNIZIK Business School (UBS) Dr. Emmanuel Egbogah’s Budget Roundtable.


Welcoming them, Prof. Ahaneku said he was delighted to receive distinguished personalities for the maiden Budget Roundtable. He thanked immensely the benefactor, Dr. Emmanuel Egbogah for endowing the UBS Budget Roundtable, which he said would promote good ideas for the advancement of National Development.  He noted that young people will benefit from the discussion and as well wish to be like him in future. The VC also commended the Director UNIZIK Business School, Prof. Au Nonyelu whom he described as a Planner per Excellence for bringing prominent Nigerians to UNIZIK. Prof. Ahaneku said that the theme of the event, “Budget Processing in Nigeria: Challenges and Implications for National Development” is quite apt, because the discussion will help the University in their budget implementation and the country at large. Finally, he stated Management’s readiness to assist in taking the Business School to the next level.


Earlier, the Director of UNIZIK Business School, Prof. Au Nonyelu thanked the Vice-Chancellor for his visionary leadership which has brought the University to limelight. He expressed his appreciation to Dr. Egbogah for volunteering to perpetually endow the UBS Roundtable.  He prayed God to replenish him abundantly. Prof. Nonyelu also expressed gratitude to the Guest lecturer, Prof. Pat Utomi and other discussants for coming to share from their wealth of knowledge.


Other dignitaries present at the courtesy visit were, the Deputy Chairman Appropriations Committee, Federal House of Representative, Hon. Chris Azubuogu, Prof. Pat Utomi, Secretary to Anambra State Government, Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu, the Director, Development Academy, Dr. Okey Ikechukwu, the Director, Institute for Development Studies UNN, Prof. Osita Ogbu and Prof. Ben Osisioma of the Department of Accountancy.


Nnamdi Azikiwe University has held the first Dr. Emmanuel Egbogah Budget roundtable of the UNIZIK Business School recently at the University Auditorium.  the Roundtable will henceforth be termed Dr. Emmanuel Egbogah Roundtable”. A Professor of Political Economy and Management, Prof. Pat Okedinachi Utomi was present to deliver the lecture of the day.


Speaking during his opening remarks, the Chairman of the event, the Deputy Governor of Anambra State, Dr. Nkem Okeke who was represented by the Secretary to the Anambra State Government, Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu said he was happy to be among experts in the chosen topic.  In his remarks, he said that a budget is used by the government to execute policies, show priorities and redistribute incomes and revenues. Also, that Nigeria needs competent knowledgeable and honest people.  He expressed hope that he was going to leave with a lot of added knowledge.


In his welcome address, the Director, UNIZIK Business School (UBS), Prof. Au. Nnoyelu welcomed all who have gathered for the sole purpose of interrogating the budget process in Nigeria, which he said, is faced by myriad of challenges and problems that impact negatively on service delivery.  According to him, the UBS is committed to unravel the stated issues, and hope to provide the roadmap or intellectual capital that will reorient the entire mechanisms and processes involved in budget development and implementation.  He thanked the financier of the roundtable, a petroleum Engineer, Dr. Emmanuel Egbogah, OON who has promised to perpetually finance the event annually. He also thanked all the dignitaries and experts who have come to talk about the budget process.


In his speech, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph E. Ahaneku said that the event is the first in the history of UNIZIK.  He welcomed all to the great event, while commending the Director, USB for conceiving and bringing to fruition the idea of the Budget Roundtable, not failing to thank the benefactor, whose love for good governance has led to graciously undertake to fund the event in perpetuity, in the hope that it would help in advancing national development.


On the issue of the topic of discourse, Prof. Ahaneku said that the issue surrounding national and state budgets, its appropriateness, challenges and national development have been in the domain of public discourse for many years.  He expressed hope that ideas and recommendations generated from the roundtable and the subsequent ones would be found useful by policy makers.


The keynote speaker, and the Deputy Chairman, Appropriations Committee, Federal House of Representatives, Abuja, Hon. Chris Azubogu stated the stages of budget processes as; the preparation of the budget itself, passing of the budget and monitoring and evaluation.  He however noted the hiccups associated with the processes as; late submission and poor performance, poor funding of national budget, deficit budget, high domestic debt profiles, absence of budget education, (i.e. knowing what the budget really is), lack of pre-budget engagement and lack of reporting by the executive accordingly.


During the lecture proper, the Guest Lecturer, Prof. Pat Utomi said it was a duty and a priviledge to be in UNIZIK, and, that the topic, “Budget Processing in Nigeria: Challenges and Implications for National Development”, was fundamental to where Nigeria is headed.  He said that the budget process is a very rigorous one, as it ought to begin with a vision with a clear direction.  It entails a critical planning targeted at achievable goals.  Also, Prof. Utomi noted the need for stakeholders, like civil society groups to be involved in the budget monitoring and evaluation, so that those who default would be held liable.  He commended the Anambra State Government for carrying his citizens along in the area of Agriculture, while requesting that they do not relent.


The review discussants; Profs. Osita Ogbu, Ben Osisioma and Dr. Okey Ikechukwu all commonly agreed that budget is used to achieve national priorities, and unless we get our budget right, our public finance management is definitely on the wrong track.

In his vote of thanks, the Chairman, LOC Prof. Emma Okoye, expressed so much joy at the likes of experts invited for the lecture, and the patience of everyone who graced the occasion.  He expressed hope that the outcome of the event would aid a better Nigeria, as we begin in our different levels of engagement.




S/N Name of Staff Department Faculty Rank
1. Dr. Ikechukwu Okoli Microbiology Biosciences Professor
2. Dr. Victor Igwebuike Onyiorah Histopathology Medicine Professor
3. Dr. c. K. Oranusi Surgery Medicine Professor
4. Dr. Chukwuemeka Darlington Anyiam Histopathology Medicine Professor
5. Dr. Charles U. Odenigbo Internal Medicine Medicine Professor
6. Dr. Gladys Ifesinachi Ahaneku Internal Medicine Medicine Professor
7. Dr. Emmanuel C. Ibe Commercial & Property Law Law Professor
8. Dr. Felicia Azuoma Anyogu Commercial & Property Law Law Professor



S/N Name of Staff Department Faculty Rank
1. Dr. Ifeka Ejikeme Okeke Library & Information Science Education Reader
2. Dr. Anthonia Ukamaka Nwabueze Library & Information Science Education Reader
3. Dr. Chinyelu N. Nwokolo Guidance & Counselling Education Reader
4. Dr. Bakky Adirika Educational Foundations Education Reader



The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph E. Ahaneku, FAS has received the Committee on Chief Emeka Anyaoku Institute for International Studies and Diplomacy in his office recently.

Welcoming them, the Vice-Chancellor thanked the Committee for accepting to work for the University. He said that people with integrity has been selected in order to drive the project forward, with the essence to organize the launching and inauguration of the Institute in UNIZIK.

Speaking about the Institute, Prof. Ahaneku said it would be domiciled in UNIZIK, and shall serve as a Resource Centre for the young ones. There would be update Courses for Practitioners in Government, Postgraduate Diploma programme and Executive Courses to be offered as well. He noted that Chief Emeka Anyaoku will be a resource person at the institute and that other experts will be invited from outside the Country.


Earlier, the Chairman of the Committee, Prof. Edmund A. Egboh thanked the VC for giving them the ample opportunity to serve the University. He stated the Committee’s readiness to work for the success of the institute. He also expressed appreciation to the Vice-Chancellor for the good work he is doing in the University and urged him to keep it up.

Other committee members present were: Prof. Dan Chukwu, Dr. Amaka Iguh and Dr. Kenneth Obi.



Sporting activities have been said to have positive effects on the lives of students. It does not only develop the students physically, mentally, emotionally and socially but also inculcate values such as; dedication, discipline that will atone the students horizon in Education. The Principal, UNIZIK High School (UHS), Mrs. Onyejike Chibuzo Victoria made this known during the school’s 4th Inter-House Sports Competition held recently.


In his opening remarks, the DVC (Academic) and Chairman of the Board of the UNIZIK High School, Prof Charles Esimone represented by the Director, Continuous Education Programme (CEP), Prof. Ada Sam-Omenyi commended the school for organizing the Inter-House Sports Competition. According to her, sporting activity is very essential to the life of human. She also eulogized the Management of UHS for grooming their students well, especially in the area of discipline and culture. Prof. Omenyi encouraged the students to always be of good behavior and study hard in order to become good citizens in the future.


In her welcome address, the Principal, UHS, Mrs. Onyejike thanked all for coming to grace the occasion.  She said that inter-house sports give students ample opportunity to participate in sporting activities and potential talents are discovered and groomed for future competitions.

The following events took place during the Inter-house sports: match past, Track Events, Invitational Relay and Fashion parade. The results of the competition are as follows:


Blue house     –    1st Position

Pink house     –    2nd Position

Red house     –     3rd Position


UNIZIK Nursery/Primary School on Tuesday, 4th April, 2017 held its 10th Interhouse Sports Competition at the school field.


Speaking during the occasion, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph E. Ahaneku, FAS ably represented by the Chairman, Board of Governors and Dean, Faculty of Education, Prof. (Mrs.) Nkechi Esimonu congratulated the pupils especially those that won different prizes.  Prof. Esimonu extended her gratitude to parents, PTA executive members, the headmistress and sponsors who made the event possible. She encouraged them to continue in their good works for the progress of the school and the children.


Earlier in her welcome address, the Headmistress, Dr. (Mrs.) Nkoli Ejesi, welcomed all present.  She stated that UNIZIK Nursery/Primary School started her annual Interhouse Sports Competition since 2006 without interruption, except for last year when it was skipped for some reasons.  Dr. Ejesi mentioned and appreciated those that supported the Interhouse Sports.



The Interhouse Sports had twenty-five concluded games and few field events that produced the following results:


S/N House Gold Silver Bronze Positions
1. Pink 11 8 13 1st
2. Green 10 7 5 2nd
3. Red 9 9 6 3rd
4. Blue 3 6 8 4th



Highlight of the event was the presentation of Medals and other gift items to the pupils and competing houses.

Present also for the event were: Prof. Ogochukwu T. Ibeneme, PTA executive members, Parents, Commissioner for Education, Prof. Kate Omenugha ably represented by Anambra State School Sports Co-ordinator, Mrs. Okafor Justina, and Commissioner for Youth/Sport Dr. (Barr.) Uju Nwogu represented by Mr. Joseph Umudu.



The Faculty of Health Sciences & Technology has elected Dr. Clementina Ilo of the Department of Nursing Science, as the Faculty Examination Officer.  The election has been approved by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph E. Ahaneku, FAS and it takes effect from 6th February, 2017.


The Faculty of Education, UNIZIK is set to hold 2017 National Conference as follows:


Date:          Thursday, 27th April, 2017

Venue:        UNIZIK Auditorium

Time:          10.00 a.m.


Theme:       Education in the Period of Economic Recession


Abstracts and full papers should be sent to:  [email protected]

Closing date for paper submissions:

20th April, 2017


Registration:      N15,000.00

Vetting:               N3,000.00

PG Students:      N5,000.00



Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka is set to host the 2017 Annual Conference/Annual General Meeting of the Academy of Management, Nigeria. The 11th Annual Conference is scheduled to hold from Wednesday 25th to Thursday 26th October, 2017.



The Nigerian National Commission for UNESCO (NATCOM) has requested the National Universities Commission to notify those in the field of Engineering on the fellowship award for research in Science, Technology and Engineering under the UNESCO/Poland Co-sponsored Fellowship proposals in Engineering Cycle 2017.  For more information visit: http://www.unesco.agh.edu.pl/on.

Deadline for submission of application should be on or before 14 April, 2017 at least with advance copy by email.




The Anambra State Christian Pilgrim Welfare Board (CPWB), is happy to announce the release of the Calendar for the 2017 Easter pilgrimage and the 2017 Pilgrimage bouquet to Israel, Greece, Rome, France, Spain etc as follows:



  • Easter Pilgrimage           –         April/May
  • Women Pilgrimage           –         May/June
  • Women Leaders’ Conference/Pilgrimage –        June/July
  • Youth/Farmers Pilgrimage –         July/August
  • Judges/Magistrates ‘Pilgrimage –         August/September
  • Church Leaders’ Pilgrimage –         September/October
  • General Pilgrimage           –         October/December
  • Christmas Pilgrimage for Families –         December


Cost of the Pilgrimage

The Cost of the Pilgrimage (Air, Fare, Visa, Accommodation, Feeding, Guided tour of Holy sites, Agricultural/Entrepreneurial exhibitions, etc), (excluding B TA) is N500,000 (Five Hundred Thousand Naira only) for ISRAEL alone and N600,000 (Six Hundred Thousand Naira only) for Greece, Rome/Spain/France etc.

Pilgrims are entitled to buy 500 US Dollars as BTA at CBN approved rate.


Sale of Forms:  Pay N3,500 only into any Commercial Bank using the following details:

  • Revenue name: Christian Pilgrim Forms
  • Government Consolidated revenue Code: 2110003-4001
  • Present Teller and E-Receipt to Pilgrim Office, Government House, Awka and collect the Pilgrimage Application Form.

Successful Applicants would pay the cost of the Pilgrimage plus the Cost of BTA (if needed) at CBN approved rate.  ALL Payments should be made into the Pilgrimage Account Bank:  UBA PLC, Account No. 2015895682; Account Name:  Anambra State Christian Pilgrim Welfare Board.


The Government wishes to appeal to ALL Churches, Public Spirited Individual, Philanthropists, Institution of Higher Learning and Organisations of all types to partner with the CPWB to sponsor some of our people to the Pilgrimage as a reward for their hard work or dedication to the service of GOD and humanity.




The Advisory Board of the Nigeria Prize for Science, sponsored by the Nigerian LNG Limited invites application and nominations into the 2017 Competition of the Nigeria Prize for Science.


In 2017, the Competition theme is, “Innovation in Malaria Control”.  The application window opened in March, 2017 and will close on Monday 12th May, 2017.


The Nigeria Prize for Science aims to encourage and reward excellence in scientific research and innovation that help to solve a pre-identified Nigeria problem.  The prize is awarded annually and features an award of $100,000 (One Hundred Thousand US Dollars).


Submission Procedure

The form should be downloaded, completed and sent back by email along with the supporting documentations to [email protected]


*  All materials in support of entry must be uploaded and sent to the email address;

*  Works of collaboration by two or more person will also be welcomed.

*  Entries not submitted by the stated deadline and according to stated conditions shall not be considered.


All entries must be received by May 12, 2017; late entries will not be entertained.



The 2017/2018 Academic Year Admission Forms for entry into the UNIZIK High School is now on sale.  Interested person(s) should pay the sum of N3,000.00 (Three Thousand Naira only) into the following account details for the purchase of the form and subsequently bring the deposit slip to UNIZIK High School for further directive.


Name of Account:     UNIZK High School, Awka

Account Number:      10105580275

Bank Name:             UBA


The Nnamdi Azikiwe University Women Association (NAUWA) calls on registered members, including members who registered in December, 2016 to subscribe for slots for the NAUWA Bakery.


The offer shall elapse after the payment of March salary.



Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Management Sciences is set to hold its international conference.



Theme:  Managing a Recessed Economy: Options for Nigeria.


Date:       18th – 19th May, 2017

Time:      9.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. daily

Venue:   University Auditorium


Keynote Speaker:  

  • Hon. Senator Barau Jibrin, Chairman, Senate Committee on Tertiary Education and TETFund, National Assembly.


Lead Paper Presenter:

  • Prof. Charles Soludo, former Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria.


  • Prof. Osita – Visiting Fellow, African Growth Initiative, USA, and Director, Institute for Development Studies, UNN


Submission of Abstract Papers

Guidelines for Author:

Abstract should be 100 – 250 words and full paper shall not be more than 6,000 words in APA referencing style.


Deadline for submission of the final paper is Friday, 21st April, 2017.  All submission must be emailed as word attachment to the Department Conference.


Email:  [email protected]



The 2016/2017 Academic Sandwich Lectures would commence on Monday, 10th April, 2017 and the lecture periods will last for four weeks.

According to the Director, Prof. U. J. Obidiegwu, Heads of Departments and Lecturers concerned are to be informed so that they can be well prepared to receive the students and provide them with reading materials and take home assignments.

Schedule for inaugural lecture presentaton

S/N Name Date
1. Prof. M. U. Akpuaka 15th June, 2017


Schedule for inaugural lecture presentaton (fifth batch)

S/N Name Date
1. Engr. Prof. Engene  E. Nnuka 16th February, 2023
2. Prof. Amadi, Jude Ezejiofor 20th April, 2023
3. Prof. Emma Chukwuemeka 15th June, 2023
4. Prof. Prosper O. U. Adogu 17th August, 2023
5. Prof. Ikemefuna C. Uzochukwu 19th October, 2023


The 36TH Nnamdi Azikiwe University Inaugural Lecture would hold as follows:


Date:           Thursday, 4th May, 2017

Venue:        University Auditorium

Time:           11.00 a.m.



The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph E. Ahaneku, FAS has considered the report of the Ag. Chief Security Officer on the case of Mr. Ofodile Ifeanyi Bernard, a Security Staff  involved in extortion, incessant stealing and dereliction of duty.

Consequent upon the above, the Vice-Chancellor has directed that Mr. Ofodile be suspended from duty, and he is hereby suspended for three (3) months in the first instance.  The suspension takes effect from 20th March, 2017.


During the period of suspension, Mr. Ofodile will be paid half salary, and shall not visit the University, except with the permission of the Vice-Chancellor.  The case is however, referred to the Junior Staff Disciplinary Committee for trial.




Colleagues, friends and staff of the University gathered at the University Auditorium to bid goodbye to late Prof. Gilbert Uwahamaka Okereke during a commendation service on Thursday, 6th of April, 2017.


In his speech, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph E. Ahaneku, FAS ably represented by the Director, Academic Planning, Prof. F. J. C. Odibo commiserated with the family members of the late Prof. G. U. Okereke.  Prof. Odibo eulogized the tireless nature of late Prof. Okereke towards work and his efforts which attracted the building of BIOTECH Centre in UNIZIK, IMSU and ESUTH.


During the homily, Rev. C. C. Eze stated that death is not the end of life but the beginning of another journey, he then added a question, will the journey continue in hell or heaven?

Rev. Eze called on all present to love one another as God commanded.


In a vote of thanks, late Prof. G. U. Okereke’s son, Mr. Chinedu Okereke thanked the people gathered to honour his father; he extended his gratitude to his father’s colleagues whom he believed will continue where his father stopped.



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  • Onyediaka Cynthia Nwanneka, a Lecturer in the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences is set to tie-knot with her heart-throb Chukwudum Augustine on Saturday, 22nd April, 2017 at St. Matthew Catholic Church, Amawbia by 8.00 a.m. prompt. Reception follows immediately at Alexander David’s place, Zik’s Avenue, Agu-Awka, Awka, Anambra State.


  • The families of Engr. & Mrs. Anthony Ilo of Umuene in Umana Ndiuno in Eziagu L. G. A. of Enugu State and Mr. and Mrs. Tobias Iloegbuoba Ogbuefi Eziokwubundu of Enuguagu Achi in Oji River L. G. A. of Enugu State invite the University Community to the Traditional/Solemnisation of the Holy Matrimony of their children Chiazaekpere Lynda Ilo and Obum Iloegbouba, on Saturday, 22nd April, 2017 at St. Theresa Catholic Church, Idaw River Phase 2, Awkunanaw, Enugu by 9.00 a.m. Reception follows immediately after mass at Engr. Anthony Ilo’s Compound in Umana Ndiuno. Chiazaekpere Lynda is the daughter of Engr. Ilo Anthony of Works and Services Dept.


  • The families of Deacon and Deaconess Linus O. Umeh (Works Department) of Umuaku Isuochi in Umunneochi L. G. A., Abia State and Chief and Mrs. Samuel Emeka of Umuatuolu, Umueri in Anambra East L. G. A. Anambra State cordially invite the University Community to the Solemnisation of Holy Matrimony of their children Akajehova Margret Umeh and Comr. Ifeanyi David Emeka on Saturday, 15th April, 2017 at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Amawbia by Amawbia bye Pass. Reception follows immediately after service at the Church Hall.


  • The families of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Chibueze Ogbonna of Umu-owasi Amuzi in Ahiazu-Mbaise L. G. A. and Ezinna A. Mrs. Donatus O. Nwanguma JP of Umuosoehi Oboama Ezi-West, Ezinifite Mbaise L. G. A. in Imo State invite the University Community to the Solemnisation of Holy Matrimony of their children Jovita Otitochukwu and Albert Kenechukwu at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Awka Anambra State on Saturday, 22nd April, 2017 by 10.00 a.m. mass. Reception follows immediately after mass at Finotel Hotel, Agu Awka. Jovita Otitochukwu is the daughter of Mr. Kenneth Ogbonna of the Sports Unit, UNIZIK.





The University Librarian, Reverend Prof. Obiora Cyril Nwosu invites the University Community to the Solemnization of the Holy Matrimony of his son, Chukwuemerie Ernest and his heartthrob, Miss Oluchukwu Grace Mbah on Monday, 17th April, 2017 at Chapel of glory, UNIZIK, Awka by 10.00 a.m.  Reception follows immediately after service at Finotel Classique Hotels and Reservations, opposite Juhel Filling Station, Agu-Awka.



The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ahaneku, FAS regrets to announce the demise of:



  • Maria Oriaku Ozoani (nee Onyema) alias Mama Esy at the age of 80. Burial Arrangements: Friday, 21st April, 2017 by 7.00 p.m. – Christian Wake-up at Ozoani’s Compound Umudioha, Imezi-Owa, Ezeagu L. G. A., Enugu State; Saturday, 22nd April, 2017 – Body leaves Enugu State University Teaching Hospital (ESUTH), Enugu to her husband’s town Agbogwu, Umudioha, Imezi-Owa Ezeagu L. G. A., Enugu State, 10.00 a.m. – Lying-in-State at her Husband’s Compound, 11.00 a.m. – Burial Service, 1.00 p.m. – Interment follows immediately after service at Ozoani’s Compound.  Until her death, the late Mrs. Maria Ozoani was the mother-in-law of Mr. Makinde Oyewole of the Office of the DVC (Academic).




Please if you have any information on any matter bothering you ranging from extortion of money, sexual harassment, intimidation or bad work habit. Kindly send a text to the following numbers 08136006205, 08063786022 and the Vice-Chancellor will investigate and take action. Confidentiality is assured.


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