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FUTO Matriculates 5,851 students amid massive turnout




FUTO Matriculates 5,851 Students Amid Massive Turn out. As The VC, Prof. Oti Harps On Skills, Assures Conducive Learning Environment.

8th October 2021 ushered in a great moment for the freshers in FUTO as the Management led by the Vice-Chancellor (VC), Prof. Mrs. Nnenna N. Oti graciously matriculated 5,851 intakes.

The matriculants, who were looking so colourful in their gowns and equally led the procession that heralded the Matriculation, were obviously very delighted to see the first female VC addressing their presence.

In her address, the ever-cheerful 8th Substantive VC, Prof. Oti notified the freshers that they were special breeds to had secured admission into the “foremost University of Technology” to pursue their respective dreams.

She told the freshers that they made the right choice in choosing FUTO, hence congratulated them in a very special way.

According her, the products of FUTO had since inception been known for excellence, as it could be attested to by various captains of industries in different quarters across the global community, hence urged the matriculants to sustain the tempo.

The boss advised each of the new students to endeavour to have a mentor, as she equally asked them to get hold of a copy of the University Handbook, to keep them on the right track.

She also advised them to steer clear of any form of social vices, saying the penalty for such offence remained expulsion or rustication, as the case my be, thus enjoined them to be very mindful of their studies as long as their programmes last on the campus.

The VC, Prof. Oti further commended the parents and guardians for the sacrifices they had made thus far to ensure their children/wards attain to such height, therefore assured them of conducive and adequate learning environment.

The highlight of the matriculation was the declaration of the VC, indicating formal induction of the freshers into the membership of the revered University, which was followed with various cheering accolades from fans, families and well-wishers of the students.

FUTO Senate The official declaration was done for each of the ten schools in the University in the presence of their Deans, in their alphabetical order, namely: the School of Agriculture & Agricultural Technology (SAAT), School of Basic Medical Sciences (SBMS) and College of Medicine & Health Sciences, School of Information & Communications Technology (SICT), School of Engineering & Engineering Technology (SEET), School of Logistics & Innovation Technology (SLIT), School of Biological Sciences (SOBS), School of Environmental Sciences (SOES), School of Health Technology (SOHT), School of Physical Sciences (SOPS), as well as the School of Electrical Systems Engineering Technology (SESET).

It’s noteworthy that the matriculation ceremony was preceded by a meeting of the Parents Management Forum (PMF) in which the VC, Prof. Nnenna Oti interacted with the parents of the students who were physically present.

In her address at the interactive session, the VC who was filled with praises, reminded the parents that students “do not pay tuition fees in Federal Universities in Nigeria”, stating they only pay a token amount for “municipal services” rendered to them on the campus.

She disclosed her administration’s determination to restore financial autonomy of the PMF by ensuring it was henceforth kept under the auspices of the Parents and Guardians, as she announced that the Chairman and other critical executive members of the forum would – under her reign – be given to the parents, not staff of the University as it had usually been the case.

She further enjoined the parents/guardians to ensure that they check-up on their wards on a regular basis towards ascertaining their wellbeing and academic performances.

Earlier at the meeting, the Chairman of the PMF, Engr. Prof. G. I. Nwandikom who is incidentally the incumbent Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC) on Academics, assured the parents and guardians that their wards were under a good care as far as the University Management was concerned.

Prof. Nwandikom used the opportunity to inform the members of the PMF that the first female VC of the University had “taken off with speed” and was so determined to succeed at all cost.

Hence, he told them that all the VC needed was the candid cooperation of the parents and guardians.

The parents who aired their views at the meeting testified that FUTO had indeed written her name in gold, hence prayed their children would graduate in flying colours to represent the University in the wider society.

One of them who stated she came from Calabar in Cross River State, informed the gathering that all her colleagues at her workplace, particularly engineers, were FUTO graduates and were all doing very well.

Both the PMF and matriculation ceremonies were spiced up by renditions from the FUTO Choral Group and the students’ Man O’ War of the University.

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Ronaldo Asks Man Utd board to Replace Solskjaer with Zidane



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Ronaldo Asks Man Utd board to Replace Solskjaer with Zidane

According to El Chiringuito, Cristiano Ronaldo has advised Manchester United’s board to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Zinedine Zidane.

Following a 4-2 loss to Leicester City on Saturday, Solskjaer has been under greater scrutiny.

The Red Devils have lost three matches in the Premier League.

United’s leadership is said to have given Solskjaer their full support, believing the 48-year-old would enhance the team’s performance.

Senior officials at Old Trafford, on the other hand, are weighing their alternatives and have identified him as a viable contender, based on Ronaldo’s proposal.

According to the report, Zidane has met with United’s management, but he is interested in succeeding Didier Deschamps as France’s new head coach.

It’s also been reported that Zidane was approached by both PSG and Newcastle United, but the former Real Madrid manager declined both offers.


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Tinubu will be a presidential candidate for the APC, according to a lawmaker



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Tinubu will be a presidential candidate for the APC, according to a lawmaker.

Hon Gbolahan Yishawu, a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, has stated that the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, is ready to nominate Bola Tinubu, the party’s national leader, as its presidential candidate in 2023.

The outcome of Saturday’s State Congress, according to Yishawu, demonstrated that they were ready to appoint Tinubu the APC’s flag bearer.

The legislator, who represents Eti-Osa II, made the statement immediately after the congress, which took place at Lagos State’s Mobolaji Johnson Arena Stadium.

The success of the Congress, according to Yishawu, demonstrated that internal democracy was here to stay.

He praised party members for maintaining peace and order throughout the congress’s conclusion.

“As you can see here, everything is peaceful and orderly, and the rules and regulations of the party are being played according to the party’s constitution, and we are upholding all democratic and pragmatic stakeholders of today, internal democracy is working in the All Progressive Congress party,”

he said.

“For us in Lagos State, the Congress demonstrates that we are one and unified, and that we can galvanize ourselves, and by God’s help, our wish is for our leader, Aisiwaju Bola Tinubu, to be the party’s presidential candidate in 2023.”

Tinubu is rumored to be eyeing the presidency in 2023.

Posters have been seen in certain states, and a campaign office has been established in Abuja.

Despite the outpouring of support from his fans, the former governor of Lagos State has stayed mute about his presidential ambitions.

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Oko Chukwu, the Deputy Governor of Abia, salutes Ikpeazu, at 57 and pledges his support.



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Oko Chukwu, the Deputy Governor of Abia, salutes Ikpeazu, at 57 and pledges his support.

Rt. Hon Ude Oko Chukwu, the Deputy Governor of Abia State, has praised his boss, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, for their overall cordial relationship and synergy.

He restated his sincere commitment to continue to support and collaborate with Ikpeazu in all of his efforts to provide the people of the state and Nigeria with a strong and effective democratic government.

The praise was contained in a statement issued by the Deputy Governor and made available to journalists in Umuahia on Sunday by his Chief Press Secretary, Obasi Okibeh Onwukah, congratulating Governor Ikpeazu on his 57th birthday on Monday.

Oko Chukwu said it was thrilling to be a part of the Abia administration, which has been led by Governor Ikpeazu since 2015, especially because of the state’s historic successes in all areas of the economy, which have substantially improved the state’s face and fortunes.

According to him, there are a thousand and one plausible reasons to thank and appreciate God for the clean bill of health he has bestowed upon the State Chief Executive, adding that his entire family is relying on God’s divine assurance to confidently declare that Kinetic Governor will continue to celebrate many more glorious birthdays ahead in stronger and healthier condition.

While congratulating him on his 57th birthday, the Abia Deputy Governor prayed that God Almighty would sustain and empower him in everything that he does in order to positively and effectively lead Abia State to higher heights for the glory of God and the common welfare of humanity.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari congratulated Governor Ikpeazu on his 57th birthday milestone on Sunday.

To honor the Abia Governor, the President joined the whole Ikpeazu family, their friends, and acquaintances.

Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, made the announcement on Sunday.

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