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Nigerian Universities Distinguished Professors Award (NUDPA)

The Department of Research and Innovation on 12th December 2011 organised and hosted the 2nd Edition of the Nigerian Universities Distinguished Professors Award. The award was presented to 17 eminent Professors, who were selected based on merit demonstrated by the feat they achieved in their individual fields as well as their service and contributions to society. Specifically, the award aimed at appreciating the value and outstanding service provided by the Professors as academic in the Nigerian University System. The presentation was done by the Honourable Minister of Education, Prof. Ruqayyatu Ahmed Rufa’i and assisted by Prof. Julius Okojie, Executive Secretary, and NUC. The event was held at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Abuja.

The Names and Disciplines of the Awardees are as follows:

 

NAME                                                                  DISCIPLINE

1.      PROF. JULIUS O. ONAH                            ADMINISTRATION

2.      PROF. BEDE N. OKIGBO                           AGRICULTURE

3.      PROF TEKENA N. TAMUNO                     ARTS

4.      PROF SHEHU A.S GALADANCI              ARTS

5.      PROF. ABIYE A. OBUOFORIBO              BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCES

6.      PROF. DAVID A. BAIKIE                                        EDUCATION

7.      PROF OSONU J. EZE UZOMAKA                        ENGINEERING

8.      PROF DAVID A. IJALAYE                                     LAW

9.      PROF UMAR G. BENNA                  ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

10.  PROF. KUNLE. A. WAHAB                                   ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

11.  PROF. KELSEY A. HARRISON                 MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY

12.  PROF. IYA ABUBAKAR                            PHYSICAL SCIENCES

13.  PROF. DEBORAH E. AJAKAIYE              PHYSICAL SCIENCES

14.  PROF. GABRIEL E. OSUIDE                     PHARMACY

15.  PROF. SAIDA A. MABADEJE                   BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES 

16.  PROF. CHUKWUKA OKONJO                  SOCIAL SCIENCES

17.  PROF. IDRISU A. ABDULKADIR                        VETERINARY MEDICINE            

 

Nigerian Universities Research and Development Fair (NURESDEF)

The Department organised and hosted the 4th Edition of the Nigerian Universities Research and Development Fair (NURESDEF). The theme of the event was “Research and Realization of Vision 20-2020”, it took place at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka from the 22nd to 26th November 2010. The Fair had in attendance a total of 27 Universities and 2 representatives from Industries.

The fair is a bi-annual event with the main purpose of providing for a for Nigerian Universities to exhibit their achievements in terms of development oriented research works and also to provide avenues for linkages and collaboration amongst Universities and industries to sponsor research works for further development and commercialization.

The exhibitions were assessed based on discipline by eminent Professors selected from Universities and awards were given to the three (3) outstanding research works from each discipline. Below is the summary of research exhibits that were adjudged best at the Fair.

1.      OVERALL BEST IN LIFE SCIENCES AND MEDICINE

1ST Position:

Title: Development of Herbal Drugs from Nigerian Medicinal Plants: Drug Research and Production.

Authors: Agbedahunsi J.M and Elujoba A. A

University: Obafemi Awolowo University

Score: 78%

2nd Position:

Title: Probiotics Effects of Yeast (Saccharomyces Cerevisiae) on Broiler Chicken fed low-cost Palm Kernel Cake Base Dried

Author: Ezeoma Chuka

University: University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Score: 77%

3rd Position:

Title: Anatomical Modelling: An Innovative Material Intervention in Anatomy Research

Author: Fawenhimi H. B

University: University of Port Harcourt

Score: 76%

2.    OVERALL BEST IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

1ST Position:

Title: Pilot Plant for the Production of Bio-Diesel Fuel from Jatropha curcas Oil.

Authors: Onumowo D. V and Enaburekhan J.S

University: Bayero  University Kano

Score: 86%

 

2nd Position:

Title: Convenant Electric Car

Author: Omoleye I. A

University: Covenant University

Score: 85%

 

3rd Position:

Title: Structural Investigation of the Properties of Foamed Erected Concrete

Author: Falade .F.

University: University of Lagos

Score: 84%

 

3.      OVERALL BEST IN AGRICULTURE

1ST Position:

Title: Organic Formula for Growing High Premium Crops

Author: Prof Uguru M.I

University: University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Score: 95%

 

2nd Position:

Title: Dried Cassava Fufu Meal (DCFM): An Alternative Source of Dietary Energy for Poultry Production.

Author: Prof: Udedibie A. B. I

University: Federal University of Technology< Owerri

Score: 77%

 

3rd Position:

Title: The Use of Scent Leaf (Oscimum gratissimum): A Pure Nigerian Insecticide Herb for the Production of Mosquito Incense

Author: Opara M.U

University: Cross River University of Technology

Score: 76%

 

4.      OVERALL BEST IN HUMANITIES AND ARTS

1ST Position:

Title: Experience in Making Paper Frame 3D

Author: Dr Mashal Enenajor

University: University of Port Harcourt

Score: 77.5%

2nd Position

Title:  Fire Wood Resuscitation (A Set of Locally Handcrafted Chairs and Tables)

Author/ Artist: Erasmus Onyishi

University: Cross River University of Technology, Calabar

Score: 77%

3rd Position:

Title: Cartoons

Author/ Artist: Jimoh Ganiyu

University: University of Lagos

Score: 68%

 

5.      OVERALL BEST UNIVERSITY IN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

1ST Position:

University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Total Score: 877 points

       2nd Position:

       University of Lagos

      Total Score: 623 points

     3rd Position:

    Babcock University

   Total Score: 620 points

 

2008/2009 Nigerian Universities Doctoral Thesis Award Scheme (NUDTAS)

The National Universities Commission (NUC), the regulating body of all universities in Nigeria, has been introducing various laudable schemes as it partners with the universities to improve the standard of education in the country. One of such programmes is the Nigerian Universities Doctoral Theses Award Scheme (NUDTAS).

NUC instituted the Nigerian Universities Post graduate Theses Award Scheme (NUPTAS) in 2001 to cover both doctoral and masters research work. The award, was later streamlined into NUDTAS (Nigerian Universities Doctoral Theses Award Scheme) for only Ph.D Theses, to have a more comprehensive assessment of contributions to knowledge by postgraduate students, and for the purpose of recognizing Ph.D Theses adjudged to be outstanding in the
different disciplines, was aimed at stimulating a culture of high quality research by fostering healthy competition among university postgraduate students and academic staff.

The main purpose of NUDTAS is to encourage scholarship for academic excellence in postgraduate research projects in Nigerian Universities through:

i.              Identifying research projects in Nigerian Universities doctoral theses irrespective  of discipline;

ii.             Bringing about increase in research funding and national development;

      iii.        Giving formal recognition to the most deserving of such theses; and

          i.          Awarding prizes to their respective authors.

The objective of the NUDTAS initiative is to institute a recognition and reward scheme that identifies and rewards outstanding Ph.D theses in Nigerian universities.  On a broader note, the scheme was also intended to "arouse stronger interest in research work, stimulate scholarship, academic excellence and create a healthy competition among our doctoral students."

The Department is set to hold the award ceremony having finalized the assessment of 2008/2009 theses held in December 2011. The award ceremony will take place in University of Agriculture Makurdi, on the 24th – 26th April 2012.

THE AWARD WINNERS

Award Winners

Discipline and Year

Dr. Anyim, Francis Chukwudike [University of Lagos]

Administration [2009]

Dr. Ibiyo, Lenient Mercy Onivie [University of Ilorin]

Agriculture [2009]

Dr. Faturoti, Babatunde Olusegun [University of Nigeria, Nsukka] 

Agriculture [2008]

Dr. Ogunyemi Adetunji Ojo [University of Lagos]

Arts  [2008]

Dr. Alabi, Taofiq Adedayo [University of Ilorin]

Arts  [2009]

Dr. Oyelekan, Oloyede Solomon [University of Ilorin)

Education [2009]

Dr. (Mrs.) Emagbetere, Joy Omoavowere [University of Benin]

Engineering [2008]

Dr. Ojuri, Oluwapelumi Olumide [FUT, Akure]

Engineering [2009]

Dr. Aniekwu, Nkolika Ijeoma [University of Lagos]

Law [2009]

Dr. Okunlola Adenike [University of Ibadan]

Pharmacy [2008]

Dr. Awodele, Olufonsho [University of Lagos]

Pharmacy [2009]

Dr. Jimoh, Abayomi Abdul-Azeez [Lagos State University]

Sciences (Bio.) [2008]

Dr. Yusuf-Okareh, Oladapo Titus [University of Ibadan]

Sciences  (Basic Med.)

[2008]

Dr. Ekor, Martins  [University of Ibadan]

Sciences  (Basic Med.)

[2009]

Dr. Chukwunonyelum Okpala Okaka [Nnamdi Azikiwe University]

Sciences (Env.) [2008]

Dr. Olorunmeye, Fredrick Job [University of Jos]

Sciences (Env.) [2009]

Dr. Okuongae, Uhunoma Daniel [University of Benin]

Sciences (Phy.) [2008]

Dr. Ojo, Joseph Sunday [FUT, Akure]

Sciences (Phy.) [2009]

Dr. Ali, Vincent Egwu [University of Nigeria, Nsukka]

Sciences (Social) [2009]

 

 

 

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