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SHEIKH LEMU AND NNPC BOSS BAG IBBUL AWARDS

SHEIKH LEMU AND NNPC BOSS BAG IBBUL AWARDS

A renowned educationalist and Islamic Scholar, Dr. Sheikh Ahmad Lemu has been conferred with an Honorary Doctorate Degree of Letters (Honoris Causa) by Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai.

Similarly, the Group Managing Director of NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Kachalla Baru conferred with award of Fellowship of the University for his doggedness to revolutionise the petroleum sector of the country and supporting the research efforts of the University on Bida Basin and other mineral resources.

Conferring the awards during the 2nd convocation ceremony of the University, the Chancellor, Alhaji (Dr.) Umaru Faruk Bahago said that the honour was in recognition of invaluable contributions of Dr. Sheikh Ahmed Lemu and Dr. Maikanti Kachalla Baru to the education sector and development of humanity in general.

Responding, the Group Managing Director, NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Kachalla Baru expressed appreciation for the honour done to them the authority of IBB University; saying that the awards would undoubtedly spur them to redouble their efforts in providing services that would impact meaningfully into the lives of the citizenry.

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IBB UNIVERSITY TOP MOST ON OUR PRIORITY PROJECTS – GOV. SANI BELLO

IBB UNIVERSITY TOP MOST ON OUR PRIORITY PROJECTS – GOV. SANI BELLO

The Executive Governor of Niger State, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has once again reiterated his administration’s determination to ensure that necessary attention is given to the development of Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai so as to improve its status in the global rankings by making her one of the excellent research and learning centres in the country.

He made this known while delivering his address at the University’s 2nd combined convocation ceremony held at the convocation arena of the Institution.
Alhaji Bello who is also the Visitor to the University stated that his administration was familiar with the challenges of the Institution and reaffirmed that no stone would be left unturned to ensure that its development remained top most of priority projects of the Niger State Government.
According to him, “we will continue to give you all the required support and will not fail in our commitment to the necessary efforts needed that would ensure that the University maintains and grow its faculties, attract and retain quality calibre of staff that would contribute meaningfully to making IBB University a world-class citadel of learning that provides best to none educational experience for our students”.
The Governor said that it was in realisation of quality and affordable tertiary education to the Nigerlites that his administration was working on establishing Tertiary Education Fund (TET Fund) for Tertiary Institutions in Niger State so as to rescue and improve the status of tertiary education in the state and appealed to all well-meaning individuals in the state to support the noble course.
The Visitor disclosed that the state government was working tirelessly to ensure that work on the construction of male and female hostels across the tertiary institutions in the state commence without further delay.
He called on well spirited individuals in the society to contribute to the University Endowment Fund Board headed by General Abubakar Alhaji AbdulSalami (Rtd) and also charged the Institution to explore other avenues of internally generated revenue to boost its sources of funding.
In his address at the occasion, the Former Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (Rtd) who spoke through the Chairman University’s Endowment Fund Board of Trustees, General Abubakar Alhaji AbdulSalami (Rtd) reaffirmed his full and continued support to the development of IBB University to make it best among equals on the globe.
He called for support from all and sundry in order to take the University to lofty heights.
The Chancellor of the University, Emir of Minna, Alhaji (Dr.) Umaru Faruk Bahago appreciated the support the University was receiving from the Niger State Government; adding that the doggedness of the Governor Abubakar Sani Bello’s lead administration in developing other sectors of socio-economy of the State was highly commendable.
He congratulated the graduands for the successful completion of their studies and appealed for funding support from relevant stakeholders towards IBB University project.
Also speaking, the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman Governing Council of the University, Dr. Muhammad Kudu Santuraki said that the objectives for which the IBB University was established was gradually yielding results.
He assured that no efforts would be spared by the Management and Council of the Institution toward accelerating its development to the desired level; saying that the enduring legacy that IBB University represent was as a result of the vision of the pioneer Visitor of the University, late Engr. AbdulKhadir Abdullahi Kure.
The Council Chairman appealed for support from critical stakeholders in the education sector to the development of the University in order to meet the yearnings and aspirations of Nigerlites.
Earlier, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Muhammad Nasir Maiturare Professor Maiturare said that the University has recorded a number of scholarly achievements both at national and international fronts with quality research grants being attracted to the University and students also winning highly competitive laurels.
The feats, he said, were a result of conscientious efforts of the students and faculty members of the University as well as provision of state-of-art teaching and learning facilities by the Management as well as unwavering support being received from the State Government.
Professor Maiturare explained that the University was rapidly developing both in academic programmes and infrastructural facilities, emphasising that quality assurance system and strategic actions were being taken to ensure that IBB University ranks among best in the comity of its peers worldwide.
He disclosed that Twenty Nine from 6, 499 Students the University graduated with First Class honour degrees from various undergraduate programmes of the Institution between 2013/14 to 2016/2017 academic sessions with Miss. Sa’adat Usman of Biochemistry Department graduating as the overall best student with CGPA of 4.86
Professor Maiturare explained that 1,281 students which represent 20.2 percent of total number graduated in the Second Class Upper Division, while 3,290 and 1,613 students representing 51.8 percent and 25.4 percent graduated with Second Class Lower Division and Third Class Degree respectively.
He pointed out that the University graduated 135 students with Pass Degree, which would be the last to be awarded in the Institution in line with the National Universities Commission’s (NUC) policy.
The Vice-Chancellor disclosed that 82 students graduated with Postgraduate Diploma Certificates, while a total of 36 students graduated with Masters Certificates in their respective disciplines from the Postgraduate School.
Professor Maiturare thanked all and sundry that have been supporting the development of IBB University and called for a sustained efforts to make her stand taller among its peers.
The ceremony witnessed re-launching of its N7billion Endowment Funds for some laudable projects which was coordinated by the Chairman, University’s Endowment Fund Board of Trustees, General Abubakar Alhaji AbdulSalami, GCFR and presentation of certificates and prizes to some students who have outstandingly distinguished themselves in academics from various Faculties by the Chancellor of the University, Alhaji (Dr.) Umaru Faruk Bahago.

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PROFESSOR BAMIRO PROFFERS REQUIREMENTS FOR A WORLD-CLASS UNIVERSITY

PROFESSOR BAMIRO PROFFERS REQUIREMENTS FOR A WORLD-CLASS UNIVERSITY

A don and Former Vice-Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Professor Olufemi Bamiro has stipulated some basic conditions to be met by any university striving to become a world-class citadel of learning.
He stated this while delivering his paper as the 2nd Combined Convocation Lecturer of Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University on: “State University Funding in a Depressed Economy – Implications for Global Competitiveness” at the Institution’s Auditorium.
Professor Bamiro explained that except a university has rich quality staff, demonstrates excellence in research outputs and also have high levels of government and non-government sources of funding, it would be a mirage for such university to be ranked a world-class.
Other factors, the former Vice-Chancellor identified were high levels of government and non-government sources of funding, international and highly talented students, academic freedom, well defined autonomous governance structures and well equipped facilities for teaching, research, administration and student life.
He also added that universities aiming at becoming a world-class must ensure that their activities and result of research findings gain international reputation and must also contribute to their societies.
Professor Bamiro lauded the founding fathers of IBB University for laying a solid foundation and successive administrations in the University for conscientiously pursuing the realisation of Vision and Mission of the Institution; urging them to always works towards excellence.
The Visitor and Executive Governor of Niger State, Alhaji (Dr.) Abubakar Sani Bello speaking at the occasion reiterated his administration’s commitment to give the necessary support to the University so as to enable her competes favourably with its peers world-wide.


The Governor who was represented by his Deputy, Alhaji Ahmed Mohammed Ketso disclosed that everything was being done to ensure that development of education tops his administration’s priority list and called for a collaborative support from the relevant stakeholders in the sector towards providing quality education for the citizenry.

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IBBUL COMMISSIONS MICRO-FINANCE BANK, OTHER MULTI-MILLION NAIRA PROJECTS

IBBUL COMMISSIONS MICRO-FINANCE BANK, OTHER MULTI-MILLION NAIRA PROJECTS

The Deputy Governor of Niger State, Alhaji Ahmed Mohammed Ketso has commissioned IBB University, Lapai Micro-Finance Bank alongside other multi-million naira projects in the Institution as part of activities lined up for the 2nd combined convocation ceremony.
The projects included a 3,000 sitting capacity Convocation Arena, Automated Metrological Station donated to the University by the Nigeria Metrological Agency (NIMET) and the University Clinic.
Speaking during the commissioning ceremony, the Deputy Governor applauded the Management for embarking on laudable projects that enhance learning and research activities in the University.
He expressed delight with the feats being achieved by the University. Urging the Management to maintain the momentum and strive hard for a sustained academic excellence.
The Deputy Governor disclosed that government alone could not shoulder every responsibility and charged the Management of the Institution to continue to explore other sources of grants that could complement State Government efforts.
The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Dr. Muhammad Kudu Santuraki while making remarks during the commissioning ceremony appreciated the unflinching support of the State Government to the University and called for more.
He assured that every effort would be made by the authority of the University towards ensuring a peaceful and condusive learning environment for students of the Institution.
Earlier, the Vice-Chancellor stated that projects were executed through funds realised from the internally generated revenue and spirited efforts were being intensified explore more sources of funding to the University so that more viable projects could be executed.
He expressed satisfaction with the level of achievements being recorded in the University, saying that the event was one of the fulfil moments of his administration in the Institution.
The Vice-Chancellor appealed for more synergy between the State Government and the University for enhanced socio-economic development of the State.

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ABUBAKAR GIMBA LIVES ON – PROF. BABAJO

A don from the Department of English and Drama, Faculty of Arts, Kaduna State University, Professor Ahmad Babajo has said that although, the late eminent writer, Abubakar Gimba no longer lives, his contributions to the literary world and humanity would continue to remain evergreen as his novels and writings are among the most widely read in Nigeria, serving as cornerstone of researches within and outside the country.
He made this known while delivering his paper as guest lecturer at the maiden memorial lecture organised by Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai in honour of the renowned Nigerian Novelist, Abubakar Gimba with the theme: “An Oasis in the Desert – Abubakar Gimba and the tradition of the Nigerian Novel” held in Auditorium of the University.
He pointed out that Gimba’s literary works had contributed immensely in advocating for equitable distribution of resources, balanced development and sound citizenry.
Professor Babajo stated that Gimba’s works demonstrated his nationalistic and patriotic concerns by bringing to fore questions of national integration towards addressing problems of social fragmentation through tackling issues of empowerment, gender rights and hegemony as well as quest to entrench transparent and purposeful leadership values in the younger generation.
The Guest lecturer disclosed that Abubakar Gimba’s novels and writings were inspired by ideas, passions, furies and desires that could make the readers think and explore the complexities of daily life, which made his works stand out in the Northern Nigerian Literature in particular and Nigeria in general.
He commended the University Management for immortalising the prominent Nigerian Novelist with the academic tradition of annual memorial lecture who lived a life worthy of emulation and until date remained a pride of northern Nigeria; urging the University to continue to expand his collaboration frontiers with other Citadels of learning to enhance its academic standard.
While declaring the occasion open, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Muhammad Nasir Maiturare extolled the virtues of late renowned novelist, Abubakar Gimba for living a very simple and impactful life for betterment of the society.
He said that the late famous writer did not allow his achievement take the better part of his life in spite of enormous feats in various human endeavours; adding that his valuable contributions would remain indelible in the history of the University and literary world at large.
The Vice-Chancellor disclosed that it was on record that late Abubakar Gimba has on the global database of literary giants 22 works in 62 publications and 425 library holdings of WorldCat member libraries worldwide.
Professor Maiturare appreciated the foresight and initiatives of Faculty of Languages and Communication Studies for making sure that the literary icon is celebrated annually with a scholarly activity and assured of his continued support.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Dean, Faculty of Languages and Communication Studies of the University, Professor Apegba KER underscored the contributions of legendary literary Icon, Abubakar Gimba to development of literary circle and the establishment of IBB University.
He said the lecture was organised to celebrate the achievements of the literary hero and to set a model for the upcoming generation.
The Dean expressed gratitude for the overwhelming the Faculty was receiving from the Management.
Giving his vote of thanks, the Head of Department, English Language, Dr. Muhammad Alkali expressed delight with intellectual presentation by the guest lecturer and attendance of crème of personalities at the occasion.

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IBBUL GRADUATES 29 FIRST CLASS DEGREES

IBBUL GRADUATES 29 FIRST CLASS DEGREES

Twenty Nine out of over 6,000 Students of Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai have graduated with First Class honour degrees from various undergraduate programmes of the Institution between 2013/14 to 2016/2017 academic sessions.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Muhammad Nasir Maiturare made this known while speaking at a Press Briefing on the 2nd combined Convocation Ceremony of the University, held at the Conference Room of the Consultancy Services Unit of the Institution.

Professor Maiturare explained that 1,281 students which represent 20.2 percent of total number graduated in the Second Class Upper Division, while 3,290 and 1,613 students representing 51.8 percent and 25.4 percent graduated with Second Class Lower Division and Third Class Degree respectively.

The Vice-Chancellor pointed out that the University graduated 135 students with Pass Degree, which would be the last to be awarded in the Institution in line with the National Universities Commission’s (NUC) policy.

He stated that the number of First Class honours recorded was as a result of conscientious efforts of the students and faculty members of the University as well as provision of state-of-art teaching and learning facilities by the Management; adding that the best students would be presented with certificates and prizes during the 2nd combined convocation ceremony.

The Vice-Chancellor pointed out that during the convocation, 82 students who have successfully completed their studies from the Postgraduate School of the University would be awarded with Postgraduate Diploma Certificates, while a total of 36 students would also be presented with Masters Certificates in their respective disciplines.

Professor Maiturare said that the University was rapidly developing both in academic programmes and infrastructural facilities, emphasising that quality assurance system and strategic actions were being taken to ensure that IBB University ranks among best in the comity of its peers worldwide.

He stated that the 2nd convocation ceremony was very critical to the University as N7billion Endowment Funds for some laudable projects would be re- launched and a renowned Educationalist and Islamic Scholar, Dr. Sheikh Ahmad Lemu would be honoured for his contributions to the education sector and humanity with Honorary Doctorate Degree (Causa) and the Group Managing Director of NNPC, Dr. Mai kanti Kachalla Baru would also be formally awarded Fellowship of the University in recognition of his unwavering support to the development of IBB University.

Among other events lined up for the ceremony, the Vice-Chancellor said were, Convocation Lecture to be delivered by the former Vice-Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Professor Olufemi Adebisi Bamiro on “State University Funding in a Depressed Economy: Implications for Global Competitiveness” and Commissioning of multi-million naira projects on the campus by the Visitor/Executive Governor of Niger State, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello.

Professor Maiturare stated that the ceremony commenced with a memorial lecture in honour of a legendary Writer, late Abubakar Gimba on “An Oasis in the Desert: Abubakar Gimba and the Tradition of the Nigerian Novel” delivered by Professor Ahmad Babajo of Kaduna State University.

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