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TEAM UNILORIN THRIVE AT NUGA GAMES 2022 IN UNILAG

On behalf of all Unilorites, we welcome Team Unilorin back from the NUGA Games 2022 which was hosted by University of Lagos.

Team Unilorin which has 213 athletes on board was able to finished 4th out of 73 Nigerian Universities that participated with 11 Gold medals, 12 Silver medals and 16 Bronze medals.

The entirety of the Union is proud of the team members and we celebrate them on this great win. We equally wish them more wins in future endeavors.

We also appreciate the teeming support of Unilorites who came from far and wide to support the team in Lagos.
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ASUU STRIKE - OUR POSITION

The Academic Staff Universities Union has earlier embarked on a four week warning strike to ensure that their demands are met by the federal Government. The demands include; the implementation of the 2009 agreement, revitalization of the University system, payment of earned allowances, change in payment methods from IPPIS to UTAS among others.

However, as the warning strike winds off, the federal government has not exhibited the traits of meeting the demands.

This is not only bad for the lecturers but terrible for the University system. As a student body, we are poised towards a better educational system and stand completely with ASUU on this sojourn.

It is highly imperative for the Federal Government to note that quality education is the bedrock of every Nation's development, and as such it will be very unwise to poorly fund the system or neglect adequate welfarism of our teachers.

Alongside other stakeholders, we call on the federal government to meet the demands of the Universities' lecturers so that they can resume to classes.

If they fail to do that, we will embark on a constructive means of ensuring compliance and adherence to the 2009 agreement among other demands. While we do this, we urge all Unilorites and every Nigerian student to stand up as we join forces together to fight for our right - quality education.

#EndASUUStrikeNow
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2020 IT/SIWES ALLOWANCE

The leadership of the Union has met the management of the University SIWES Unit to make clarifications on the payment of 2020 IT/SIWES programme allowance to students.

In our conversation with the officials, it was established that the ITF officials from the headquarters just concluded the vetting of University of Ilorin students Logbook in the month of February and collation of student details for payment is expected to follow.

Concerned students are to note that disbursement of the allowance is going to be made by ITF to students' accounts as soon as all the processes are completed.
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NATIONAL UNIVERSITY GAMES 2022

This is to announce that the University of Ilorin will be participating in the upcoming National University Games (NUGA) 2022 which is going to be hosted by University of Lagos. The competition which is scheduled to take place between 16th and 27th of March, 2022 will have Unilorin and 135 other Nigerian Universities participating in various sporting activities like football, athletics, chess, volleyball, handball and many others.

As much as the University is zealous towards ensuring adequate preparations through consistent training of participants, we equally charge every Unilorites who resides in Lagos State to come out en masse to show support for our teams at the competition.

For more information, contact:
Phenomenal - https://wa.me/2348029361572
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IMPORTANT NOTICE

This is to inform all finalists that the ongoing clearance does not have a deadline as long as the ASUU strike persists.

Finalists in school hostels are hereby enjoined to pack out of their respective hostels today Tuesday 1st March, 2022 as earlier directed by the Student Affairs Unit and Hostel Management.
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ILORIN AUTO ACCIDENT: CONDOLENCE MESSAGE

We are bereaved and sad to have received the news about the sudden death of three of our colleagues who were involved in a fatal auto accident on Sunday 20th February, 2022 along Airport road, Ilorin. The unfortunate incident involved a private vehicle and a commercial bus conveying passengers to Lagos State. The bus was reported to have caught fire after a collision between the two vehicles.

Out of the five Unilorites on board, three died leaving two as survivors of the sardonic event. Due to the injuries sustained, both of them are currently receiving medical treatment at the General Hospital, Ilorin and University Teaching Hospital respectively.

On behalf of every Unilorites, we express our condolences to the friends, colleagues and family members of the deceased and we pray God in his infinite mercy comfort them and grant them the fortitude to bear the loss. We equally pray that God also grant the survivors a sound and healthy recovery.

Finally, we urge every Unilorites to stay safe as we pray not to have such occurrence in our midst anymore.
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UNIVERSITY LIBRARY CLEARANCE FOR FINALISTS

This is to inform all finalists that the Library clearance commences today Monday 21st February, 2022 at the University Library.

Finalists are to take note of the schedule as stated below:

- Submission of clearance form: 8am-10am (everyday)
- Collection of clearance form: 10am-2pm (everyday except Monday 21st)

Submission of clearance form is expected to commence today as scheduled while collection of clearance form starts on Tuesday 22nd February, 2022.

Note that the clearance process is expected to run for a duration of two weeks.
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UPDATE: COHS TRANSPORTATION

As promised, the leadership of the Union met the Keke riders association in order to have a way forward on the increment of transportation fare from PS to College.

Temporarily, the following are the agreed transport fares:
PS - Old College (N150)
PS - New College (N100)
Old college - New college (N80)

Concerned students should however note that this agreement is tentative and normalcy will be restored as soon as the scarcity of fuel ends.
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COHS TRANSPORTATION

We are not oblivious of the increase in transport fare of Keke from PS to College which was increased from N100 to N150 and from old college to new college which was increased from N50 to N100 as a result of fuel scarcity.

However, we frown at this development as the increment is way too much than what we can afford as students at this time. Students of COHS should hereby note that we are already in talks with the leadership of the Keke riders in order to have a win-win situation on both sides.

Also, to be worthy of note is that the Students' Union as a body of all students on campus reserves the right to negotiate with riders and transporters when need arises.
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IMPORTANT NOTICE

This is to announce that the schedule for the CBT Rain Semester Examinations and CBT Harmattan Semester make-up Examinations remain unchanged.

Students are urged to strictly take note of the following:

1. You are to be present at the CBT Centre 30 minutes before your examination schedule;
2. Report any case of CBT timetable clash to the President (Omoluabi: https://wa.me/2349061299822) or the Public Relations Officer (O' Smart: https://wa.me/2348140861402);
3. Both the ongoing CBT Examinations and make-up Examinations hold concurrently at the CBT Centre.

Every concerned students should hereby take note of this information and treat with utmost importance as ignorance or forgetfulness will not be entertained as an excuse.
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SUDDEN INCREASE OF TRANSPORT FARE

As much as we are aware of the scarcity of fuel, we frown at the sudden increase in price of transport fare by Korope Drivers. The increase which was made in the early hours of today was without prior consultation and notification to the Students' Union.

Going forward, we have scheduled an emergency meeting with the leadership of Drivers' union in order to fashion a way out of this menace.

We hereby urge our colleagues to remain calm and wait for final resolution.
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9TH CONTINENTAL ESSAY COMPETITION FOR THE YEAR 2021/2022

Students of the University of Ilorin are hereby invited to participate in the 9th edition of the annual Continental Essay Competition organized by the African Organization for Standardization (ARSO) for African Students below the age of 35 years and in Government approved higher
Institutions.

The Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) is responsible for coordinating the participation of Nigerian Students in the Competition.

Theme – “The Role of Standardisation in Promoting African Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Industries to Attain Self-reliance and resilience in Combating COVID-19 and Future Pandemics”

Nigeria Students from the UNN, Enugu; UniAbuja; FUTA; FUNAAB; UNIBEN and AAU, have been privileged to win in past editions. We are hopeful UNILORIN will be successful in this edition.

For more information on eligibility and cash prizes, kindly visit:
https://son.gov.ng/9th-arso-continental-essay-competition-2021-2022-edition
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2020/2021 HARMATTAN SEMESTER CBT MAKE-UP EXAMINATION

This is to announce that the CBT make-up examination for the 2020/2021 Harmattan Semester earlier scheduled to hold on Wednesday 16th February, 2022 has been rescheduled as follows:

Date: Friday 11th February, 2022
Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm

Date: Saturday 12th February, 2022
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Venue: CBT Centre

Concerned Students are enjoined to kindly check the attached list and make themselves available.

NB: Only CBT courses are going to be done at the CBT Centre
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RESCHEDULING OF EXAMINATIONS

Due to the ASUU warning strike which is slated to hold tomorrow Wednesday 9th February, 2022, the University Management has moved all examinations (both written and CBT) earlier scheduled for Wednesday 9th February, 2022 to Saturday 12th February, 2022.

Kindly note that the schedule for other examinations remain unchanged.
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OMOLUABI SIGNED OBAFEMI AWOLOWO FOUNDATION BILL INTO LAW

The Executive President of the Union, Comrade Taofik Waliu aka Omoluabi has signed into law, a bill for the establishment of the Obafemi Awolowo Foundation sponsored by the Vice President (Main Campus), Comrade Badru Haneefah to cater for payment of School charges of indigent Unilorites.

The bill which was co-sponsored by Senator Rahamatullah Feyisola passed through the first, second and third reading of the Senate Council where it was properly scrutinized by distinguished Senators of the hallowed chamber.

The implementation of this act is expected to commence during the next Administration.

Other bills signed into law by the President are:
1. A bill to facilitate the incorporation of separate hall for representatives for Veterinary Medicine Male and Female hostels by Sen. Azeez Abdulhakeem and Sen. Adegoke Rodiyah.

2. A bill on Re-establishment of the Congress by Sen. Bello Joshua, Sen. Jimoh Jubril Omotara and Sen. Abdulmalik Mariam.

The President also signed into law, amendments some part of the constitution.
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UPDATE ON "CBT MENACE"

In the last 48 hours, the leadership of the Union have consistently interacted with the CBT centre management to inquire on the cause of disagreement that almost caused friction between our dear education students and an official of the CBT centre.

We expressed our dissatisfaction in the way our colleagues were treated and also posited that such should not reoccur anymore.

Our position is that respect is reciprocal as our dear students should be respected as much as our colleagues respect the officials.

Therefore, we urge our colleagues to conduct themselves in their best manner at the CBT centre as we hope that such occurrence does not surface again.
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ASSAULT ON A FEMALE STUDENT

We deeply express our utmost displeasure and disappointment on the barbaric and despicable act exhibited by a Korope Driver who launched a 'physical' assault on a female student in the early hours of yesterday.

As a responsible and a responsive Union, we have taken up the matter as the concerned driver have been invited to ensure that appropriate sanctions are melted out to him to ensure that justice is served to our aggrieved colleague.

Focused Unilorites, we are steadfast to protecting your interest and we will continually appreciate if similar cases are reported to us for immediate actions while hoping that there is no reoccurrence.
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