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August 16, 2018

Why I want to be governor of Imo State – Prof Jude Njoku

Jude Njoku

  The former Vice-Chancellor, Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO), Prof. Jude Njoku has declared interest in the Imo State governorship election.   The former Commissioner for Education disclosed this during a Press Conference at the NUJ Press Centre, Owerri, May 3. He encouraged journalists, as the watch dog of the society, to be part of the process of accessing the credibility of all governorship aspirants in the state. Prof. Njoku claimed that he is the most educated, knowledgeable, trusted, experienced, humble and easily accessible amongst all the aspirants in Imo State. The former Commissioner revealed that for Imo State…

Why FUTO is not paying full salary – Vice-Chancellor

The Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology Owerri, Professor Francis Chukwuemeka Eze has given reasons why the university is paying 80% of salary to the staff, instead of 100%. In his address on the occasion of the 26th General Assembly of the University held August 16, 2017, Professor Eze went down memory lane. He recalled that on 3rd March, 2017 at the 24th General Assembly of the University, he informed members of staff on the short fall in the personnel cost allocation releases to the University, stating that Management had over two years received shortfalls in personnel cost allocations…

Don warns against under funding agric sector

…As FUTO holds 29th inaugural lecture The need for adequate budgetary provision and release of funds to implement agricultural policy initiatives in the country has been stressed. This came in a presentation at the 29th inaugural lecture of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO), Imo State delivered on Thursday, 22nd September, 2016 at the hall of excellence by Prof. Julius Sunday Orebiyi of the department of agricultural economics FUTO. It was the first inaugural lecture since the inception of the substantive VC Prof Francis Eze. Prof Orebiyi while delivering the lecture entitled “Agricultural credit: A policy catalyst needed for…

LAND INCURSION: FUTO solicits government’s intervention

…As host communities encroach varsity land The authorities of the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) have cried out to the federal government to rescue it from members of their host communities who are encroaching on the university’s land. The cry was sequel to the recent invasion and on-going sale of the portions of the institution’s land by members of the host communities along the Avu axis of Owerri-Port Harcourt road including the site meant for their teaching hospital. Addressing journalists at the senate chamber on Thursday, September 8, the Vice Chancellor, Prof Francis Eze and the Pro-Chancellor/Chairman governing council,…

FUTO: Experts brainstorm on role of Tech. in healthcare delivery

Health scientists from various universities in the country and beyond, recently converged at the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) for a four-day international congress on Health Sciences and Technology. The meeting, the first of its kind in Nigeria, which lasted from Monday August 1 to Thursday August 4, 2016, held at the university’s Hall of Excellence, had as its theme: “The Role of Technology in healthcare Delivery”. Dignitaries present included: the Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic of FUTO, Prof. Okoro Ogbobe, who represented the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Francis Chukwuemeka Eze and Prof. Chukwuemeka Nwajuba, VC Federal University Ndifu Ikwo Ebonyi…

St Paul’s Obi-Orodo marks feast day … Bestows 21 with Ezi-nwa, Ezi-ada, Ezi-enyi award

Parishioners, friends and well-wishers were all in attendance, Sunday July 10 when activities marking this year’s feast of St Paul were concluded at St Paul’s Catholic Parish Odunmara, Obi-Orodo, Mbaitoli LGA, with the injunction: If you have something – give something; if you have small – give small; and if God has given you so much – give so much. Rev. Fr. Dr. Jude Ike who put this message across while delivering homily during the feast’s Eucharistic celebration reflected on the readings of the day. Explaining the gospel story of the Good Samaritan, Fr Jude who is the Chaplain, Federal…

Owerri Girls wins more laurels …Excels in NDDC national contests for schools

Owerri Girls Secondary School has once again come tops in a national inter-state competition. This time around the contest was organized for Girls in Engineering, Mathematics and Science (GEMS) of SS1 and SS2 classes in the nine oil producing states of the federation.   The states are: Rivers, Bayelsa, Cross River, Akwa-Ibom, Edo, Delta, Ondo, Abia and Imo.   It would be recalled that Owerri Girls had in the past won laurels from both intra and inter-state competitions in several areas of endeavour, including French, Computer Science, Chemistry and sports competitions.   Reports reaching our News Desk show that Owerri…

Effect Of Food And Nutrition On HIV Infection

By Robert Obi   Achieving and maintaining optimal nutrition is an important adjunct in the clinical care of patients infected by HIV, since good nutrition can improve individual’s immune function, limit disease-specific complications, and improve quality of life and survival. Because HIV and nutrition are so strongly linked, nutritional assistance, which may take the form of nutritional assessment, counseling, or food provision, is often seen as an important part of the response to HIV infection. Nutritional counseling, care, and support are important from the early stages of HIV infection to prevent the development of nutritional deficiencies and improve health outcomes…

FUTO holds free eye treatment for host communities

  Host communities of Federal University of Technology Owerri, FUTO rejoiced recently as the Vice Chancellor kicked-off a two-day free medical treatment for the indigenes, Thursday 23rd to Friday 24th July, 2015 at St. John’s Anglican Church, Ihiagwa. Speaking during the programme, the Outreach Co-ordinator and lecturer in the Optometry Department, Dr. Young Azuama said that FUTO decided to provide eye care services to host communities with the help of the lecturers of the Optometry Department in order to help detect and control eye problems and in so doing eliminate blindness in the affected communities. This, he explained, was in…

We killed our master to steal his car – Guard, Driver

  The two domestic staff of late former Vice-Chancellor of Federal University of Technology, Akure, FUTA, Prof. Albert Ilemobade, said they killed him because they wanted to make good money by stealing and selling his RAV 4 Sport Utility Vehicle, SUV. Parading the suspects, including the night guard, Daniel Ita, 24, and driver Olayemi Bamitale, 36, at Ondo State Police Headquarters, police said they were on the trail of other accomplices. The parade of the suspects came as the 78-year-old wife of the deceased made a wish to the state police commissioner, Isaac Eke, to allow her have a five-minute…

Book Review: THE TEARS OF THE AFRICAN WIDOW

Name of the Book:       THE TEARS OF THE AFRICAN WIDOW Author:                             Rev. Fr Anthony Ekendu Onyeocha Year of Publication:    April 2014 Number of pages:        162 Available at:                   Assumpta Bookshop, Bishops House Owerri and Catholic College, Orji   THE CRY OF THE AFRICAN WIDOW is a discussion and an analysis of the complicated, dehumanising and unbearable plight of the African widow. Rev. Fr. Onyeocha in this book broadly defined the African widow as…

International Women’s Day Celebration in FUTO

Equality for Women is progress for all -As FUTOWA women launches her 2nd edition of FUTOWA Voice Magazine   A one-time Prime Minister of Great Britain, Mrs. Margaret Thatcher once said: “If you want anything said, ask a man; if you want anything done, ask a woman”. Prof. (Mrs.) Comfort M. Ekpo, Vice-Chancellor, University of Uyo began her keynote address on “Equality for Women is Progress for all”, with the above quotation, drawing applause from her audience. Prof. Comfort defined equality as ‘the same status rights and responsibilities for all the members of a society, group or family’. She said…

For our politicians: Do our roads or forget our votes

We are all aware that the country is in a democratic dispensation which is determined by the quality of dividends the people enjoy from government or their elected representatives in the Senate, House of Representatives, the various House of Assembly or Local Governments. It is annoying to see most communities reaping the dividends of democracy and proudly beat their chest saying they have not had it so good in the past with proofs, while some others have nothing to show as the democracy dividends others are talking about. With regards to the Eziobodo autonomous community, a major host community to…

Prof. Awuzie calls for Catholic University in Orlu

The Vice-Chancellor of the Imo State University, Owerri, Prof. Ukachukwu Awuzie has called for the establishment of a Catholic University in Orlu Diocese, Imo State. Speaking during an award ceremony organized by the Orlu Diocesan Laity Council at the Holy Trinity Cathedral Orlu, Prof. Awuzie said the establishment of a Catholic University in Orlu will help absorb thousands of Imo State candidates who could not be admitted into the Imo State University Owerri and the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO). Prof. Awuzie, who was the chairman of the occasion, revealed that of about 140,000 candidates who applied for admission…

Prof. Osaisai delivers FUTO public lecture: -Speaks on Nuclear Power Development in Nigeria

The 31st lecture of Federal University of Technology Owerri, FUTO, held on April 17, 2013 was delivered by Dr. Franklin Erepamo Osaisai, Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission (NAEC).  He spoke on the theme: “Nuclear Power Development in Nigeria, Partnership Building Amongst National Institutions for Sustainable Programme Implementation”. The lecture coincided with the formal opening of the Centre for Nuclear Energy Studies and Training at FUTO. In the lecture, Prof. Osaisai said that Nigeria currently grapples with the daunting problem of generating sufficient electricity to drive it’s developmental process. He added that quite a number of countries, particularly African…