BULLETIN: ISSN 1595-1685       APRIL 3, 2017      VOL. 10 NO. 11

ISSN 1595-1685                                              APRIL 3, 2017                                    vol. 10 NO. 11


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










The Nigeria Institute of Public Relations, Anambra State Chapter has conferred an Award of Excellence to distinguished Nigerians during its 2017 Reputation Summit and Inauguration of its 10th Executive members, held at Parktonia Hotel, Awka recently.


Speaking during the summit, the Executive Governor of Anambra State, Chief Dr. Willie M. Obiano represented by the Commissioner for Information and Communication Strategy, Chief Tony Nnacheta said that the institute is growing stronger in the State. He applauded the institute for choosing awardees that have distinguished themselves in their area of endeavors. He stated the Government’s readiness to partner with the institute in order to move the state to an enviable height.


Speaking on governance, Chief Nnacheta opined that it calls for service to humanity, which Governor Willie has displayed especially in the provision of Security, Agriculture and Infrastructures. He therefore beckoned on all to support the State Government through the payment of taxes, so that the State can compete favorably with other States.


Welcoming all, the Chairman of the occasion, Prof. Joseph E. Ahaneku, FAS, said he was delighted to be part of the epic making event. He commended the Institute on the choice of the theme for the summit, which he said was quite apt because it will inspire all to start doing things with their divinely given skills. He therefore enjoined all to positively apply the instrument they have in order to optimize talents through this platform.


Furthermore, Prof. Ahaneku noted that the institute is very important in the society because they can either make or mar any nation through its communication. He urged Journalists to always demonstrate their skills in such a way that will foster unity and oneness in the country. Finally, he said he was optimistic that the summit will give public relations personnel new ideas that will help to restructure and refocus the media for the betterment of the Nation.  


The Guest Speaker at the Reputation Summit, Prof. Stella Okunna who spoke on the theme: “Doing Business in Nigeria in an Era of Recession: Problems and Prospects”, she started with the definition of Reputation which she said its an accumulation or aggregation of positive identity of goodwill of a person overtime.  Reputation, she said, is earned over-time and not bought or gotten through propaganda. According to her, for an entrepreneur to succeed, she enumerated  the following factors, knowing ones Strength and Weakness, looking out for Opportunities and Threat in the business and as well as its Time bound (SWOTT) to facilitate success.

Prof. Okunna spoke on the need to coordinate the affairs of Public Relations, so as not to mar the reputation of the institute and the country. She stated the need for a strategic communication for Nigeria to bounce back out of recession.


Speaking also, the National President and Chairman of Council of NIPR, Rotimi Oladele represented by the Chairman, Board of Fellows NIPR, Frank Tamunor Koko thanked the chapter for organizing the summit and their choice of theme. He said he was pleased to see students from two different institutions and implored the chapter to go to institutions in order to form the institute, for that is the only way they will have successors in future. He also commended the Chapter for their good work and prayed that they will continue to grow from strength to strength.


Earlier, the Chairman of NIPR, Anambra State Chapter, Lady Chinwe Nnedum (JP) specially welcomed and appreciated all for coming. The Summit, she said has lifted NIPR in the state to the next level. The Public Relation Practitioners Scheme is very important in any organization, which makes it known in the State.


In his remark, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Prof. Charles O. Esimone who spoke on behalf of the award recipients, thanked immensely the executive of NIPR. The Award, he said will spur them to do more in their areas of endeavors for the betterment of our country.


Among the Awardees were; the Catholic Bishop of Nnewi Diocese, Most Rev. Hilary Paul Odili Okeke, the Commissioner for Education, Prof. Kate Omenugha, Sen. Lady Uche Ekwunife (Iyom), Mr. Chuks Ochonogor, Dr. Anthony Obiora Chukwuka, Chief (Sir) Chikodi Anara, Chief Festinus T. C. Kamdikora (Nwachikunaka), Chief Onyeka Obi, Chigozie Chukwudi Okafor, and Chief Frank Sunny Okonkwo.


The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UNIZIK is set to hold its international forensic science symposium and criminal justice, in collaboration with Nebraska Institute of Forensic Sciences, USA.


The event is scheduled to hold as follows:


Date:            23rd and 24th May, 2017

Venue:         University Auditorium


Keynote Speaker: 

Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Kpotum Idris and the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph E. Ahaneku, FAS


Regular:        N15,000.00

Students:       N10,000.00 (early registration for students, N7,000.00)


Attendance to opening ceremony is free.



A staff of the Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Faculty of Health Sciences, Dr. Nkiru Rose Ukibe has won the prestigious keystone symposia Global Health Award on C9, HIV Vaccines by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.


Dr. Ukibe is one of the persons granted the award out of 168 participants that competed globally.  The meeting for the award was held recently at the Sharaton Steamboat Resort in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, USA.


Given the perennial problems associated with budget implementation across all strata in Nigeria, UNIZIK Business School through the instrumentality of Dr. Emmanuel Egbogah, OON has scheduled its first Budget Roundtable with the title: “Budget processes in Nigeria: Challenges & Implications for National Development”.


Guest Speaker       –         Prof. Pat Utomi


Keynote Speaker:  – 

Hon. Chris Azubogu, Deputy Chairman, House Committee on Appropriation, Federal House of Rep. Abuja


Date:            Wednesday, 5th April, 2017

Venue:           University Auditorium

Time:            11.00 a.m.


The Department of Cooperative Economics and Management (CEM) has started a Multipurpose Society domiciled in the Department.  The Venture is a demonstration laboratory for the Department as part of NUC bench mark, during the last accreditation.

In a letter signed by the Head of the Department, Dr. N. B. Ijeoma, the Multipurpose Cooperative Society is registered in Anambra State, and also approved by the University Management.


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 Nigerian 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 documentation 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 Faculty of Education is set to hold 2017 National Conference.


Date:          Thursday, 27th April, 2017

Venue:     UNIZIK Auditorium


Theme:    Education in the Period of Economic Recession


Paper Presentations:      

Friday, 28 and Saturday, 29th April, 2017

Registration:    N15,000.00

Vetting:              N3,000.00

PG Students:   N5,000.00


Send Abstracts and full papers to:  [email protected];

Closing date for paper submissions:  20th April, 2017


Obafemi Awolowo University, in Conjunction with Bioscience Research, Education and Advisory Centre (BREAC), Yola and the University of East London (UEL) is hosting a Summit for Scientists, University Lecturers and other stakeholders in medicinal plant research across West Africa.

The Summit will help to dialogue on how best to address several challenges earlier facing the development, commercialization and the integration of herbal medicine into mainstream healthcare system within the region.


The Summit is scheduled to hold as follows:


Date:         Tuesday, 20th June, 2017 – Wednesday, 28th June, 2017


Venue:      Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife Nigeria


Theme:     The role of Medicinal Plants Research in Sustainable Healthcare Delivery in West Africa


Workshop Regulation


Workshop only

Workshop + Summit








For further information contact:  [email protected]

The Management and staff of Nnamdi Azikiwe University High School, Awka invites the University community to her inter-House Sports Competition scheduled as follows:


Date:        Thursday, 6th April, 2017

Time:        10.00 a.m. prompt

Venue:    Coke Centre, Behind Social Sciences Faculty


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.


Applications are invited from qualified candidates, particularly Practising Journalists without any qualification in Journalism or Mass Communication for admission into the Professional Diploma in Journalism (PDJ) Programme offered by the Department of Mass Communication, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.


The programme is aimed at equipping journalists, especially those who have practiced the profession or several years without any formal qualification in Journalism or Mass Communication, with the theoretical knowledge to remedy their deficiency.


Entry Qualification

At least five O’ Level credits obtained in not more than two sittings, including English Language.


Duration of Programme

The (PDJ) is a part time programme that is expected to run for a minimum of three semesters of 18 calendar months.


Nature of Programme

The PDJ is a part-time programme in which practicing Journalists will attend lectures two to three days in a week between 2.00 p.m. and 6.00 p.m. to give them the freedom to attend to their daily professional assignments in the morning hours.


Take-Off of Programme

The programme has been approved to take off on Monday, 13th April, 2017.


For further inquiries contact any of the undersigned.

Prof. Chinyere Stella Okunna

Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences,



Dr. Victor Uche Ebeze

Head of Mass Communication,



Dr. Chinwe Uzochukwu

Co-ordinator, Diploma Programme



Prof. Anthony U. Okoro of the Department of Geological Sciences is set to attend the 53rd Annual International Conference and Exhibitions of the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS).  The theme of the Conference is, “The Extractive Industry: Imperatives for Wealth Creation and Employment Creation”.

It is also worthy to note that Prof. Anthony Okoro is a recipient of the Prestigious NAPIMS/NMGS/PROF RA REYMENT AWARD 2017.  The award is given to Geoscientists who have done consistent excellent studies and research in the soft rock Geology of Nigeria.


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


Theme:  Managing a Recessed Economy: Options for Nigeria.

Venue:   University Auditorium

Date:       18th – 19th May, 2017

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


Submission of Abstracts 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, Friday, 21st April, 2017.  All submission must be emailed as word attachment to the Department Conference.


Email:  [email protected]


Schedule for inaugural lecture presentaton





Prof. M. U. Akpuaka

15th June, 2017


Schedule for inaugural lecture presentaton (fifth batch)





Engr. Prof. Engene  E. Nnuka

16th February, 2023


Prof. Amadi, Jude Ezejiofor

20th April, 2023


Prof. Emma Chukwuemeka

15th June, 2023


Prof. Prosper O. U. Adogu

17th August, 2023


Prof. Ikemefuna C. Uzochukwu

19th October, 2023


The University of Ibadan Centre for entrepreneurship and Innovation, in coloration with the African Centre for Renewal Energy Research and Development Strategies is organizing an international conference on “Entrepreneurship, Technology, Energy Development and Management:  A pathway to sustainable Development”.


Date:  Wednesday, 14th – Thursday, 15th June, 2017.


The Institute of Women, Gender and Development Studies, Federal University of Technology, Owerri is set to hold its 6th International Conference with the theme: “Gender and Global Economic Crisis, Issues, Challenges and Prospects”.


For information contact: Prof. Emeka Oguzie, LOC CRID, FUTO Owerri; email: [email protected];

Phone: 08037026581 or Dr. Laz Ugoechi, Secretary, LOC, Department of electrical and Electronics Engineering, School of Engineering and Engineering Technology FUTO,

Email: [email protected]; Phone: 08063936311;

Website: www.futo.edu.ng.




The University of Ibadan, Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation has called for publication in its journal of Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The Journal is published biannually, and it aims at meeting the continuing educational needs of Entrepreneurs, Enterprises, Educators, as well as stimulate research in entrepreneurship and innovation.


For information: email: [email protected]: Phone: 02-8735292


Spondylolysis is defined as a defect or stress fracture in the pars interarticularis of the vertebral arch. The vast majority of cases occur in the lower lumbar vertebrae , but spondylolysis may also occur in the cervical vertebrae.


Signs and symptoms

In majority of cases, spondylolysis presents asymptomatically which can make diagnosis both difficult and incidental. When a patient does present with its symptoms, there are general signs and symptoms a clinician will look for:


Clinical Signs:

·    Pain on completion of the stork test (placed in hyperextension and rotation)

·    Excessive posture

·    Unilateral tenderness on palpation

·   Visible on diagnostic imaging (Scottie dog fracture)



·   Unilateral low back pain

·   Pain that radiates into the buttocks or legs

·   Onset of pain can be acute or gradual

·   Pain that can restrict daily activities

·   Pain that worsens after strenuous activity

·   Pain aggravated with lumbar hyperextension



The cause of spondylolysis remains unknown, however many factors are thought to contribute to its development. The condition is present in up to 6% of the population, the majority of which usually present asymptomatically. Research supports that there are hereditary and acquired risk factors that can make one more susceptible to the defect.The disorder is generally more prevalent in males compared to females, and tends to occur earlier in males due to their involvement in more strenuous activities at a younger age.


Risk factors

Sports involving repetitive or forceful hyperextension of the spine, especially when combined with rotation are the main mechanism of injury for spondylolysis.  Spondylolysis has a higher occurrence in the following activities: Baseball, Tennis, Diving, Gymnastics, Football, Soccer, Wrestling, Weightlifting, Cricket, Volleyball, Gym.



There are several imaging techniques used to diagnose spondylolysis. Common imaging techniques include X-ray, MRI, Bone Scintigraphy (Bone Scan), and Computed Tomography (CT Scan). Qualified health care practitioners are also able to conduct clinical tests such as the one-legged hyperextension test to diagnose active spondylolysis. Others include;

Activity restriction

Activity restriction of spondylolysis is advised for a short period of time once the patient becomes symptomatic, followed by a guided physical therapy program. Once spondylolysis has been diagnosed, treatment often consists of a short rest period of two to three days, followed by a physical therapy program. There should be restriction of heavy lifting, excessive bending, twisting and avoidance of any work, recreational activities or participation in sport that causes stress to the lumbar spine. Activity restriction can help eliminate and control a patient’s symptoms so they are able to resume their normal activities. Activity restriction is most commonly used in conjunction with other rehabilitation techniques including bracing.



Most patients with spondylolysis do not require surgery but, if the symptoms are not relieved with non-surgical treatments, or when the condition progresses to high grade spondylolisthesis, then patients may require surgery.


%Wedding Bells%

Ø 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.


Ø 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.


Ø The families of Pastor and Mrs. Anthony Ahaneku of Nnaranba Ahira Ahiazu Mbaise, Imo State and Late Chief J. C. Ifedigbo, Amoji village, Agulu, in Anaocha L. G. A., Anambra State invite the University Community to the Solemnisation of the Holy Matrimony of their Children, Chiamaka Deborah, a staff of the University working in the VC’s Lodge and Okezie, on Friday 8th of April, 2017 at Charismatic Renewal Ministries INC., Off Abakaliki Street, Behind Winners, Okpuno, Awka by 10.00 a.m. Reception follows immediately at Prof. Dora Akunyili Women Development Centre, Awka.


N/B:  Miss Chiamaka Deborah Ahaneku is a member of NAUWA, hence, NAUWA members are requested to come and celebrate with their own.


Ø 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.


Ø 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.


Change of Name


Former Name

New Name



Ozugbe, Anthonia Ngozi

Okoli, Anthonia Ngozi

Exams Unit


Nzekwe Cynthia Ginika

Nwogbo, Cynthia Ginika




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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