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345th Inaugural Lecture: Unraveling the Mystery and Misery of Endocrine Disorders in Children

345th Inaugural Lecture: Unraveling the Mystery and Misery of Endocrine Disorders in Children

The 345th Inaugural Lecture of the university holds on Tuesday 24th September 2019 by 5:00 pm at the Oduduwa Hall. The Lecture will be given by Professor Jerome Boluwaji Elutayo Elusiyan, a professor of Paediatrics and Child Health.

The lecture is titled Between too Little and too Much: Unraveling the Mystery and Misery of Endocrine Disorders in Children.

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OAU Hosts CBAAC International CONFAB

The Obafemi Awolowo Unversity, Ile-Ife hosted an international round-table conference on audio-visual heritage to commemorate FESTAC 77 at 41, organized by the Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization (CBAAC).

In his remark at the occasion, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, commended CBAAC for promoting and safeguarding African culture, noting that ‘our culture is our identity’ and advising that no stone must be left unturned in the efforts to protect ‘our cultural heritage’ at all times. He expressed his appreciation to the CBAAC for counting the University worthy to host the conference, adding that OAU’s motto is “for learning and culture”, and the University administration is always supportive of causes promoting cultural heritage at all time.

The Acting Director-General of CBAAC, Mrs. Ndidi Aimienwauu, expressed her appreciation to the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede and his management team for the positive changes the University has witnessed since the inception of his tenure, noting that being an alumnus of the institution, she was impressed with what she met on ground having left the institution many years ago.

The CBAAC boss, who was elated that the University has made commendable efforts at retaining its place as the best and the most beautiful campus in Africa, said the theme of the conference, “Remembering FESTAC @ 41: Utilizing Audio-Visual Heritage Materials as important source of history”, urged the participants at the conference to join CBAAC to realize the vision and mission of the body which is to be the foremost agency to encourage, initiate, vitiate, facilitate and coordinate, retrieval and restoration of the natural and cultural heritage of the Black and African People for the purposes of protecting, preserving and protecting them for enhanced understanding and appreciation.

She thanked the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede for allowing the conference to be held in the University.
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344th Inaugural Lecture: Enzymes - The Molecules of Life and their Applications in Industries, Medicine and Beyond

344th Inaugural Lecture: Enzymes - The Molecules of Life and their Applications in Industries, Medicine and Beyond

The University's 344th Inaugural Lecture by Prof. Femi Kayode Agboola Tagged:Enzymes - The Molecules of Life and their Applications in Industries, Medicine and Beyond is scheduled for Tuesday 10th September, 2019 by 5:00 pm at the Oduduwa Hall, OAU, Ile-Ife under the distinguished Chairmanship of Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, Vice-Chancellor, OAU, Ile-Ife.
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14th Annual Scientific Conference of the Faculty of Dentistry | Enhancing Medical and Dental Practice through Entrepreneurship and Technology

The Dean and the entire members of staff of the Faculty of Dentistry, Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife are pleased to invite you to the 14th Annual Faculty Conference scheduled to hold on Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th of September 2019.

The theme is “Enhancing Medical and Dental Practice through Entrepreneurship and Technology”.
Venue: Conference Centre, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
Time: 8am daily

The agenda for the days includes Guest Lectures and Scientific Presentations

Day 1
Opening ceremony
Guest Lectures

a. Dr. Chukwuma Emeka
Chief Executive Officer, Odontoville Dental Clinics Lagos.
Topic: Entrepreneurship in Medical and Dental practice, a means to stemming mass
exodus of doctors from Nigeria

b. Dr. Cosmas M. Maduka, CON
President/Chief Executive Officer, Coscharis Group Limited Lagos
Topic: How to succeed as an entrepreneur in Nigeria -The Coscharis Group model
Scientific presentations

Day 2
Guest Lectures
a. Dr. Olusola Adojutelegan Osewa,
Private Practice, Lagos.
Topic: Relevance of Aesthetic medicine in Dentistry

b. Mr. Saidu Abdullahi
Head of Partnership, Next Billion Users, Sub Saharan Africa- Google
Topic: The Transformative Impact of Technology in Nigeria’s Health Ecosystem.

GUEST LECTURERS AND THEIR PROFILES

Dr. Cosmas Maduka, CON is a Nigerian businessman and philanthropist, the Founder, President and Chairman of the Coscharis Group, an indigenous conglomerate with diverse interest in Manufacturing, ICT, Petrochemical, Auto care and Auto Components, Automobile Sales and Services, Agric and Agro Allied business sectors. Dr. Maduka is famous for Coscharis Motors, a leading automobile sales and servicing company. In addition to other brands of cars such as Range Rover, Ford and Jaguar, In 2015, Coscharis Motors became the sole distributors of the BMW in Nigeria and the first company to build an Assembly Plant of Ford Ranger in Nigeria and won the Auto Brand of the Year at the Marketing World Awards held in Ghana.

In 2016, Anambra State approved 5000 hectares of land for Coscharis Farms to cultivate rice, the project has been reported to generate 3000 jobs. Dr. Maduka sits on the board of several reputable companies and organizations. He served as a Director in Access Bank Plc. for 12 years. He was featured in Forbes Africa TV Series and has also appeared on CNN Marketplace Africa interview.

In 2003, he received an Honorary Doctor of Business Administration (PhD) University of Nigeria, Nsukka, he is also a Harvard Business School Alumnus. Dr. Cosmos Maduka was honoured with the National Honours of the Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) in 2012.

He is a biker, who also loves playing and watching football. He has served as the President/Chairman of the Nigerian Table Tennis Federation. He has keen interest in investing in youth development and a priority agenda for attending the conference.

Dr. Chukwuma Emeka obtained his Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife Nigeria in 1990. He holds a Master of Science degree in Restorative Aesthetic Dentistry from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom.

He ventured into private dental practice in 1994 and founded one of the nation’s leading private dental organizations, Odontoville Dental Clinics. Dr. Emeka attended the prestigious Lagos Business School from where he obtained the OMP certificate in business management in 2004. He is a diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), and a fellow of the International College of Dentists (ICD).

He has pioneered the set up and management of several dental clinics and serves as a mentor in the business and practice of dentistry. As an alumnus, he is committed to improving oral health practice in the Faculty of Dentistry and supporting its vision for improved students training and private-public-partnership initiatives.

Dr. Osewa Adojutelegan Olusola graduated as a Dental Surgeon from the prestigious University of Ibadan, Oyo state and later proceeded to Europe. Dr. Osewa seeing the trend in medical tourism of Nigerians, especially among women on aesthetic issues undertook a postgraduate course in Aesthetic Medicine, making overall distinction at the renowned Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom.

As an Aesthetic Practitioner, Dr. Osewa can perform non-invasive aesthetic techniques like Botox (antiwrinkle treatment), Chemical Peel, Hydro Peel, the use of lasers and lights to treat hyperpigmented conditions, facial rejuvenation, epilation and skin tightening. Dermal fillers and many more.

She enjoys gardening, sewing and cooking. Dr. Osewa is presently setting up a private clinic in Lagos where she lives with her family.

Mr Saidu Abdullahi is the Head of Partnerships, Next Billion Users, Sub Saharan Africa Google. He graduated with a degree in Computer Science from the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University in 1999.

He has expertise in Information Technology Sales, Project Management, and Business Analysis, with cross-functional experience across Finance, Supply Chain Optimization, Operations and Trade Marketing. He was previously the Public Sector Technology Sales Director at Oracle, Industry Marketing Development Manager at Microsoft, Head of IT Kraft foods (Cadbury), Head of IT Virgin Nigeria Airways, Area IT Service Delivery Manager British American Tobacco. He has direct experience with SAP, Siebel and Oracle implementation, Wide Area Network deployments and Data Center Setup and Management.

Mr. Abdullahi is skilled in General Management, Sales (Technology & Consumer), Public Sector & Technology Intersection, Enterprise Information Technology Management, Turnaround Strategy Management, and Business Process Re-engineering.

He is an alumnus of the TURN, Turnaround Management Strategy of the Harvard Business School and an Eisenhower Fellowship Global Fellow 2019.
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2019 AISPI International Biennial Conference

The African Institute for Science Policy and Innovation, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife will be holding the 2019 edition of its International Biennial Conference from the 15th to the 17th of July, 2019 at the Conference Hall of the University’s African Center for Excellence.

The African Institute for Science Policy and Innovation was set up to conduct research on how to harness science and technology for the economic development, serve as a “think tank” for institutions engaged in the governance of the National Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) System, and develop human capabilities in Technology Management. With regard to achieving these objectives, one of the strategies of the Institute is to bring together at a conference from time to time, academics, business professionals, policy influencers and other stakeholders to share knowledge and deliberate on how to address global emerging issues on development.

This Conference is being held under the theme “Science Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development”. Research in various sub-themes such as Industrial Technology; Information and Communications Technology; Energy sustainability, policy, management and technologies; Technological Entrepreneurship; Project Management; and Foreign Direct Investment among many others have been accepted to be presented at various plenary sessions.

The Chief Host for the occasion is the Vice-Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, while the Director of the Institute Professor Timothy Oyebisi and Dean of Faculty of Technology, Professor Adesola Aderoumnu are the co-hosts. The Special Guest of Honour is Engineer (Dr) Adetunji Obawole, Technical Manager, ExxonMobil Capital Projects in Nigeria. Engineer Obawole will be giving a lecture on “Gas Resource Utilisation and Energy Needs for Sustaining Base and Development in Nigeria” at the opening ceremony which will be held from 9 am, 15th of July, 2019 at the Conference Hall of the African Center for Excellence. This is to be followed by eight plenary sessions which are to be held for the duration (15-17th, July, 2019) of the conference at the same venue.

We would like to use this opportunity to invite all and sundry, especially those interested in the on-going discourse on strategies to place Nigeria and indeed Africa on the path to sustainable development, to participate in this upcoming event, particularly in the special interactive session at the opening ceremony. We are certain that your participation in this event will bring forth fresh perspectives to the challenges of sustainable development

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UNIFEMGA Holds Special Public Lecture Luncheon

UNIFEMGA is an Association of Muslim alumni of the University. It is addressed as Obafemi Awolowo University Muslim Graduates' Association. It holds her annual Reunion Conference in the University Community with Vice Chancellor and other principal officers of the University, government functionaries and dignitaries across the world in attendance.

This year's conference, the 15th in series, will hold from 5th to 7th July. The conference lecture will take place in Oduduwa Hall under the Chairmanship of Prof. Ishaq Oleyede, Registrar, JAMB. The Chief host is Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede, the Vice Chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife.

The topic for the lecture is Power and Responsibility with Accountability in Nigeria's Democracy; Imperatives for National Development

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