15 Cheapest Universities In Nigeria & Their School Fees in 2017


Education is key, it is important. Because of its importance, it is not an easy venture coupled with rising cost of educational materials. In Nigeria, there are publicly funded and privately funded tertiary institutions.

The publicly funded ones are more cheaper than the privately funded ones.

So before you chose your choice of institution, it is better to know how much they are paying as fee.

You might apply for admission into any University and finds out that the tuition fee is above what you bargain for. Because of that, we have list all the Nigerian Universities and their school fees for 2017.

Takemeto Naija, did a thorough job in helping us to choose wisely the pocket friendly ones.

Here are the lists:
1. Ahmadu Bello University (ABU)

Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) is a federal government research university located in Zaria, Kaduna State. ABU was founded on October 4, 1962, as the University of Northern Nigeria. The university operates two campuses: Samaru (main) and Kongo in Zaria. There is also pre-degree School located in Funtua few kilometres away from main campus owned by the university.

The Samaru campus houses the administrative offices, faculties of; sciences, social-sciences, arts and languages, education, environmental design, engineering, medical sciences. agricultural sciences and research facilities. The Kongo campus hosts the faculties of Law and Administration.

The Faculty of Administration consists of Accounting, Business Administration, Local Government and Development Studies and Public Administration Departments. Additionally, the university is responsible for a variety of other institutions and programs at other locations.

School Fees Range: ₦ 27,000
2. University of Ibadan (UI)

The University of Ibadan (UI) is the oldest and one of the most prestigious Nigerian universities, and is located five miles (8 kilometres) from the centre of the major city of Ibadan in Western Nigeria. Besides the College of Medicine, there are now eleven other faculties: Arts , Science, Agriculture and Forestry, Social Sciences, Education, Veterinary Medicine, Technology, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Dentistry. The University has residential and sports facilities for staff and students on campus, as well as separate botanical and zoological gardens.

School Fees Range: ₦ 30,000
3. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB)

The Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Ogun State, or FUNAAB, (FUNAAB) was established on 1 January 1988 by the Federal Government when four universities of technology, earlier merged in 1984, were demerged. This led to the creation of the first two universities of agriculture in Abeokuta and Makurdi.

The university is one of the three universities of agriculture in Nigeria, the other being in Makurdi (Benue State) and Umudike (Abia State). The university started at its mini-campus in Isale-Igbein in the heart of Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State.

In December 1997 it moverd to its permanent site on a 10,000-hectare campus which is located next to the Ogun-Oshun River Basin Development Authority on the Abeokuta-Ibadan road in the North Eastern end of the city, 15 km from Abeokuta City Centre.

School Fees Range: ₦ 32,000
4. Bayero University, Kano (BUK)

Bayero University Kano (BUK) is a university situated in Kano, Kano State, Nigeria. It was founded in 1977, when it was renamed from Bayero University College and upgraded from university college to university. It has Faculties of Agriculture, Arts and Islamic Studies, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Science, Earth and Environmental Studies, Pharmacy, Social, Management Science and the recent Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology.

Research Centers include: Center for Dryland Agriculture, Center for Biotechnology Research, Center for Renewable Energy and Center for the Study of Nigerian Languages among others.

School Fees Range: ₦ 33,000
5. University of Calabar (UNICAL)

The University of Calabar – also known as UNICAL – is a university situated in Calabar, Cross River State, southeastern Nigeria. It is one of Nigeria’s second generation federal universities.

The University of Calabar was a campus of the University of Nigeria until 1975. The architecture was designed by John Elliott. It was established by decree to fulfill this traditional mandate, its motto “Knowledge for Service”.

The male students are known as Malabites, while the female students are Malabresses. The male hostel is called Malabo. This was a result of challenges faced by the students at a time which coincided with the suffering experienced in Malabo by Nigerian deportees from Equatorial Guinea (whose capital is Malabo) at the time.

School Fees Range: ₦ 35,000
6. University of Abuja, Gwagwalada (UNIABUJA)

The University of Abuja in the Nigerian capital Abuja was established on January 1, 1988 (under Decree No. 110 of 1992 as amended) as a dual-mode university with the mandate to run conventional and distance learning programmes.

The Law Faculty being the pride of the University of Abuja, is known for having one of the most Organised Student Representative Councils (LAWSAN) in the Country.

The university has its mini campus in Gwagwalada, Abuja, Nigeria and a permanent site covering about 11,824 hectares located along the Kaduna – Lokoja – Abuja Road. The Permanent site is home to the Faculties of Arts, Science, Management Science Veterinary medicine, Agriculture and Engineering with the College of medicine and contains the university senate and other administrative building. The mini campus is still the temporary location to the Faculties of education social science, and law.

School Fees Range: ₦ 36,000
9. Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina (FUDMA)

Federal University Dutsin-Ma built by the administration of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan was founded in February 2011 and is located in Katsina state.

The school has eight faculties which include: Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Engineering & Technology, Faculty of Management Sciences, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Social Sciences and School of General and Preliminary Studies.

School Fees Range: ₦ 43,000
10. University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT)

The University of Port-Harcourt is a university in the Nigerian city of Port Harcourt. It was established in 1975 as University College, Port Harcourt, and was given university status in 1977.

UNIPORT has ten faculties which include Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Management Sciences, College of Health Sciences, Faculty of Natural and Applied Science, Faculty of Dentistry, Faculty of Pharmacy and Faculty of Agriculture.

School Fees Range: ₦ 45,000
11. Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU)

The Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, originally the Federal University of Agriculture, is a federal university in Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria established as a specialized University by a Federal Government of Nigeria Decree No 48 of November 1992.

The institution is located in the Agricultural Training and Research city of Umudike, about 10 kilometers from Umuahia (capital of Abia State). The major link road to the University is the Umuahia-Ikot Ekpene Federal Road, a direct route to the State capitals of Abia Akwa-Ibom and Cross River States.

The first set of students were admitted into the institution during the 1993/94 academic year with a student population of 82. The nickname “Umudykes” or “U’dykers” refers to students, alumni, and sports teams of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture.

School Fees Range: ₦ 46,000
12. University of Benin (UNIBEN)

The Great University of Benin – also known as UNIBEN – is one of Nigeria’s first generation federal universities. The University of Benin was founded in 1970. It started as an Institute of Technology and was accorded the status of a full-fledged University by National Universities Commission (NUC) on 1 July 1971.

Following NUC’s directives, the university experimented with the Collegiate System in 1991/92 and 1992/93. However, in the light of new developments, the university reverted to the Faculty System in January 1994. Presently, the university essentially operates the Faculty System except for the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Basic Medical Sciences, and Institute of Child Health, which reverted to the Collegiate System in August 1999, with a Provost as its administrative head.

The faculties include Agriculture, Arts, Education, Engineering, Law, Life Sciences, Management Sciences, Pharmacy, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Environmental Science and Center For Entrepreneurship Study.

School Fees Range: ₦ 47,000
13. Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO)

Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) is a Federal Government established post-secondary educational institution located in Owerri, Nigeria.

FUTO specializes in technological education. The University is a designated Centre of Excellence in Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering and has a core competence in the development of vaccines and drugs.

FUTO has nine schools which include School of Agriculture and Agriculture Technology, School of Engineering and Engineering Technology, School of Entrepreneurship and Management Technology, School of Environmental Technology, School of Life Sciences, School of Physical Sciences, School of Information and Communication Technology, School of Technology Education and School of Post Graduate Studies.

School Fees Range: ₦ 48,000
14. Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA)

The Federal University of Technology Akure (informally known as FUTA) was founded in 1981 under a drive by the government of Nigeria to create universities that specialised in producing graduates with practical as well as theoretical knowledge of technologies. It is located in Akure.

Federal University of Technology Akure has been ranked the 8th best university and 1st University Of Technology in Nigeria by webometrics as at 2015.

FUTA has seven schools which include School of Science, School of Earth and Mineral Sciences, School of Environmental Technology, School of Engineering and Engineering Technology, School of Agricultural and Agricultural Technology, School of Management Technology and School of Postgraduate Studies.

School Fees Range: ₦ 49,000
15. Federal University of Technology, Minna (FUTMINNA)

Federal University of Technology Minna (FUTMINNA) is a Federal Government established post-secondary educational institution located in Minna, Nigeria.

FUTMINNA specializes in technological education. The University is a designated Centre of Excellence in Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering and has a core competence in the development of vaccines and drugs.

FUTMINNA was founded in 1983, and the first Vice-Chancellor was Professor J.O. Ndagi who served from 1983 to 1990. In the beginning, the University took over the facilities of the former Government Teachers’ College Bosso, for use on a permanent basis.

This site now serves as the Bosso Campus of the University. The main campus gidan kwano which is sited on a 10,650 hectares of land is located along the Minna – Kataeregi – Bida Road.

School Fees Range: ₦ 50,000
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I’m Not A Thief, I stopped N300m from Being Stolen Everyday, Abdulrasheed Maina (video)

The wanted fugitive in Nigeria has been talking from hiding. A video of him stating his own side of the story has just been released. He said he’s helped Nigeria to stop the bleeding of her money from thieves in high quarters.
Abdulrasheed Maina  says he is in possession of documents that will expose the level of corruption in Nigeria. He called on Nigerians not to believe the rumours about him, saying that he never stole N195 billion and alleging that N300 million was being stolen every day.
The time or date of the interview could not be verifeid
Watch the video below;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZH-zZ_PcoY

Meet the Teacher’s Governor as Fayose ties wrapper to celebrate Best teacher in Ekiti (video)

October 5 is the day the world sets apart to celebrate Teacher’s day. One Governor in Nigeria is fond of celebrating teachers in his state. Governor Fayose stands out as a governor that believes teachers reward is not in heaven. He doles out gifts and cars on annual basis.

He has been doing this consistently, and this year is not an exception.

 Mr. Egunjobi Adeyemo from Iworoko Ekiti went home with the car key as the best performing secondary school teacher of the year and Mrs. Ojo Grace Ope of SUBEB Model Nur/Pry School, Omuo Ekiti won that of the primary.

Fayose did this in grand style as you see him in this video

Check out Governor fayose outfit to the gracious event.

Big Brother Naija’s Bisola to attend United Nations General Assembly in USA (pic)

Bisola Aiyeola

For those who hold negative perception against the just concluded Big Brother Naija may have a rethink about the production. The first runner up to the winner, Bisola Aiyeola will be joining the world leaders at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), this week.

For those who are not conversant with UNGA, it is an assembly of world leaders converging in New York, USA. They deliberate on policy making and other issues facing the world at large. Our President, Muhammadu Buhari has already landed in USA on Monday. He will join other leaders as a discussant and will be delivering a paper.

 Bisola Aiyeola, will be busy sharing ideas with other experts on girl child education. Bisola who revealed she didn’t have the opportunity to go to the university, will be attending the 72nd session of the UN general assembly in New York to campaign for girls’ education.
The campaign aims to increase the access and quality of education for girls in Nigeria, with an emphasis on the northern part of Nigeria.
Aiyeola will be going as a ONE ambassador, a role she won while participating in the ‘Back to School’ presentation task, during the reality show. She  had called on Nigerian lawmakers to prioritize girls’ education.
Other ambassadors for the ONE campaign include Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Bonang Matheba, and Waje.
Be reminded that she had a better  presentation at the Big Brother and she won outrightly. Seraph Makka, ONE Nigeria’s director, said she was excited Bisola emerged top in the task, amongst others.
She said; “We are proud to congratulate Bisola! Her presentation was very moving as she highlighted the status of girls education,”

“ONE looks forward to working with her to take our Campaign to the United Nations General Assembly in New York this September.
“During the UN General Assembly we will ask Nigerian and other African leaders to make education work for every girl by 2030, in line with Sustainable Development Goal 4.”
Wishing her happy deliberation!

Amazing Words You Didn’t Know Existed 

SATE:I have always wondered, since we quench our thirst, what do we use for hunger? SATE is the perfect word for you. It refers to the act of satisfying one’s apetite.

AGELAST:

We all have that friend that never laughs. They’re called agelasts.

SCHADENFREUDE:

Growing up, I always thought a Sadist is one who takes pleasure from another person’s failure, till I came across SCHADENFREUDE. This is actually someone who derives joy from another person’s misfortune.

TACENDA:

These are things that are kept private and not to be made public, like family secrets that are better left unsaid.

PHILTRUM

This is a vertical groove in the middle area of the upper lip

HANDEDNESS:

This Is a genetic factor as some people tend to use either their left hand/right hand more naturally. This is known as handedness.

NIBLING:

Just like cousin, nibling is a gender-neutral name for either your Niece or Nephew.

UNKINDESS OF RAVENS/ MURDER OF CROWS :

As strange as the above sounds, it actually refers to a group of the mentioned. RAVENS/OWLS.

LABROSE:

As Africans, one of our characteristics is being gifted with thick lips.

Source Nairaland

Afghan girls robotics team denied visa to USA eventually wins in Washington

Afghan girls robotics teamIm a ge copyrightAFP/GETTY IMAGES
Image captionMembers of the team work with their robot in the practice area at the competition

The team of girls from Afghanistan eventually won a special award at the international robotics competition.

The six girls were taking part in the FIRST Global Challenge competition, which took place across three days and saw 158 nations compete against each other.

They took home a silver medal for courageous achievement, which was awarded to teams “that exhibit a can-do attitude throughout the challenge, even under difficult circumstances, or when things do not go as planned”.

According to the New York Times, the team’s mentor Alireza Mehraban said: “We are simple people with ideas. We need a chance to make our world better. This is our chance.”

Afghan girls robotics teamImage copyrightEUROPEAN PHOTOPRESS AGENCY
Image captionHere are the girls practicing with their robot

Their story made the news because, at first, they weren’t going to be allowed to go to the competition because of visa problems.

However, US President Donald Trump stepped in at the last minute and the girls were able to travel to the US and participate.

The competition – which hopes to inspire young people to want careers in science, technology, engineering, and maths – will take place in Mexico City next year.

So friends delay is not denial. Go for your goals and surely you will win

Twitter user, @_sherriv shared these adorable before and after photos of herself and her dad as he graduated with a masters degree.

 

From the archives: Read the letter written by Awolowo to Chief Odutola requesting for education loan (pics)

AWO VS ADEOLA ODUTOLA ON EDUCATION LOAN

By Adedara Oduguwa

We are all familiar with the ‘best president Nigeria never had’ and the most celebrated Yoruba figure after Oduduwa (Odumakin, 2012). A man of ideology and words. Although he died many years ago, we cannot stop but continue to mourn his death because; the nation refused growing after decades of his departure.

Chief Adeola Odutola
Chief Odutola , The Industrialist

Chief Jeremiah Oyeniyi Obafemi Awolowo’s exemplary leadership refuse to depart our memories even as we witness series of serial mediocre occupying leadership positions in our 55year old nation. The problem as often enunciated by some of us is  utterly not corruption, but incompetency and lack of ideological orientation.

This Article tends to remind us about one man, who was so determined from the beginning of his life on what he wants to do and how he wants to do it. I find it very significant today in our political economy that our generation (the abused generation), which was failed by the outgoing generation should learn from such exemplary clues.

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Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Lawyer, Journalist and a Renowned Politician

What is more, I have read this letter over and over in the last five years. And my conclusion is that, being focus is world’s greatest asset. Awo made a loan request of £1,400 from Chief Timothy Adeola Odutola on March 25, 1943 ,(the richest Ijebu man in those days) and promised to pay back by 1955.

Chief Odutola refused him of the Loan, Awo could not travel that year. He buckle up his lace and by August 14, 1944 (one year later) he travelled to England, became a Barrister at law and was called to the Bar in November 1946. Amazingly, by 1954 (A year to the time he promised to pay Chief Odutola the Loan ) , Chief Awolowo was already a Premier in the Defunct Western Region and already giving out Scholarship to over 200 undergraduates (First of its kind in Africa).

I find it a great pleasure, to replicate the full version of the Awoistic dedicatory letter, following a stiff request by friends that the Nigerian Youths need to see and digest this memorial document.

THE LETTER

Dear Mr. Odutola,

I think it will be an exceeding saving of time and more business-like if I avoid all sweet preliminaries and go straight into the object of this letter and say that I am writing to ask you to be good enough to lend me a sum of £1,400 (One thousand and four hundred pounds) free of interest for twelve years.

It is a staggering figure! More staggering indeed does it become, when it is realized that I, who am asking for this loan, have nothing in all the world to give as a security for this money, excepting my good faith and my brains which again are of value only so long as I continue to breathe the breath of life!

Nevertheless, I here proceed to outline in brief why i want this big loan from you. And I hope you will be kind enough to sacrifice some time to go through what I have to say, even though , in  the end you might find yourself unable to do me this grand favour.

One great ambition of mine since my boyhood days is to be a lawyer, a politician and a journalist, rolled into one. I cherish politics and journalism as a career. ; and I desire advocacy as a means of livelihood. For you will agree with me that a politician or journalist who has no money with which to support himself and family comfortably ,is like a blade which has no razor.

Now, at one time, I was on the verge of making enough money with which I could proceed to England in order to pursue the object of my ambition; but I suffered a twist in my fortune, and I crashed. Ever since, I have tried without success to recover lost grounds, financially. But spiritually and intellectually, I have made appreciable advance in spite of towering difficulties, all of which have now been surmounted.

As you are aware, I have just passed the intermediate Bachelor of Commerce Examination. Next year, I am taking the final B.Com. Having a degree is not my goal; I hate to be a government or mercantile employee. Otherwise, there are opportunities for me here and there to get a suitable and well paid job under government or one of the mercantile houses. As you know, however, once I become an employee of government or a mercantile establishment that is the end to my career as a politician and journalist. I have therefore resolved that under no circumstances will I take up such employment.

That is just by the way. I am now thirty-four years of age. After careful thought, I have come to the conclusion that if I could raise a loan free of interest sufficient to cover expenses , I should go to England , this year and within three years, I should qualify as a Barrister –at –law, and also obtain with Honours the LL.B Degree of London University. In addition this degrees apart from giving me good backing as a solicitor and Advocate will help me immensely as a politician and journalist.

But where on earth could i get the money? Who in Nigeria today could give £1400 free of interest to help his fellow-man? J.Henry Doherty, Esq., of illustrious memory who did the like to many successful Nigerians is no more. But after meticulous, shifting and weighing, I hit upon you.

 I have no doubt whatsoever in my mind that out of the bounty with which providence blesses your grit and efforts as a businessman, you can well easily afford to advance such a sum of money. I have no doubt too that as a young and progressive man you will be quite happy to give the money for the pursuit of the project for which I desire it.

But then, could you take this risk?

That is the question. As I have said before, I have no security for this loan. Moreover, I want it free of interest. So that you stand to gain absolutely NOTHING in the whole transaction ,except the satisfaction that by helping me to achieve my ambition you are indirectly or even directly helping Nigeria or even Africa.

This risk becomes greater when it is borne in mind that I might die in the course of my studies or immediately after , so that, since I have no security or surety, you stand the chance of losing not only the money but also the satisfaction which you may cherish that you are contributing to the uplift of Africa. It is indeed a great risk; the greatest any man ever embarks upon.

But, this is a big BUT, if I live, as I have no doubt I will do, you will not only get your money back in full, but you will , to the end of your days , have cause to rejoice that you have done one of the most outstanding and most philanthropic acts any human being ever does. Among other things, I shall make excellent use of the money while in England by breaking records in my examination. On my return  to Nigeria, I shall strive to be one of the foremost advocates, politicians and writers in West Africa, and while I do all these, I shall make it a point not only to pay your money back in full, but also to repay your kindness and generosity towards me in every way I can.

All the same, it is a big risk! So , Sir, I like you to think seriously about it, and see if you can take it in the interest of a young man who has brains ,industry and determination to back his ambition , but lacks the money. I know we have never been close friends, but I have a shrewd idea that you may take the risk and help me.

On this assumption, therefore, I proceed to the next and last stage of this letter.

I shall not require the whole £1,400 in a lump sum. To start with, you will help me pay a sum of £208-13s-3d to the Inner Temple. I have already received an application form from this Inn of Court; and from the details forwarded, I gather that the sum of £208-13s-3d will cover all the cost of training as a Barrister, examination fees excluded.

When I am ready to sail, you will advance me a sum of £100 to cover passage, provision for my family and any other incidental expenses( NOTE: If i got torpedoed on the way, you would certainly lose this £100 but you will recover the £208-13s-3d).

At the same time you will remit to a London Bank the sum of £491-6s-9d. It is out of this amount that I shall pay the university fees for LL.B course a, and for special courses in political science and journalism, when I land in England. This is to say, the initial advance will total £800.

At the end of the first year, provided I make satisfactory progress in my studies, you will give instruction to the bank to honour all cheques from me drawn on this account. There will be an arrangement to be signed by me on my return.

On my return, I shall require TWO years within which to establish a solid practice and build a good reputation. After these two years, I should commence to pay at least £200 per annum either in monthly, quarterly or annual payments. So that in seven years after the first two years, I should pay back the whole sum of £1,400. That will be TWELVE YEARS from the time you help me to pay this in April or so this year, then I should be due to pay the whole of £1400 by April 1955.

Now, as you yourself will see, this is the farthest limit within which I can pay the money. It may be possible for me to pay the money within THREE to FIVE years of my return. As a matter of fact, the sooner I pay it off, the better. But it is much better to be on the safe side in a matter like this. It is no making promises now which will be difficult to fulfil in future. On the contrary it is better to mention a period of twelve years and pay within SIX or EIGHT years than to mention FIVE YEARS and fail to pay within TEN years. Personally, I prefer that I should fail to get the loan under theses unattractive but sure conditions, rather than succeed in getting it under attractive but precarious conditions.

Now, this is all I have to say. You have my request before you, and the reason why i make the request. It is left to you to decide whether it is worthwhile to take the risk of helping me in the manner outlined above or not.

If you do me the great favour, not only myself and all that are mine, but also God and Africa will be grateful, I shall have no cause whatsoever to grumble or to blame you, FOR THE RISK IS GREAT.

Since this is a very selfish request, I enclose herewith a stamped addressed envelope for a reply to be sent to me under registered cover.

With very kind regards.

Yours sincerely,

(Sgd) Obafemi Awolowo.

(Culled from the book, Chief Obafemi Awolowo: The Political Moses by Adedara Oduguwa, Page 119-123).

Chief (Dr) Adeola Timothy Odutola

Touching and inspiring? Yes, that is the best way to describe it. Many would be amazed that with all the grammars and accolades such requests was turned down, perhaps probably because Chief Odutola couldn’t affords it? Well, far from it.

At a glance, let me introduce Chief Adeola Odutola. Chief Odutola was born in Ijebu-Ode, seven years before the birth of Awo (1902). He was one of the pioneers of modern Nigerian indigenous entrepreneurship (He reigned in Ijebu after D.S.D. Oduguwa of blessed memory who died in 1939). Odutola started as a Court Clerk in the 30s and entered private industry by establishing Damask Stores and Fish Stalls around Western Nigeria (Wikipedia, 2015). He later entered Cocoa and Palm trading business. Odutola later joined Nigerian Youth Movement, transferred his resources gradually into energy, saw milling, gold mining and became major agent to John Holt Nigeria. By 1967 Odutola was already manufacturing Tyres, became first president of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria and later President of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (Wikipedia,2015).

The Statue of Chief Awolowo

However, as at the time Awo requested for £1400 education loan from Chief Odutola, The Chief already worths millions of naira. Now the question is why then did he refuse the request? Well, let’s say he was not filled with enough grace to give or God didn’t want to share his glory with him. Because, Awo would have owe everything he achieved in later years to him.

LESSONS

There are lots of lessons that could be learned from this letter:

  1. Definiteness of purpose: Awo knew what he wanted and he shot at it. He wanted to become three things: A lawyer,a journalist and a reputable politician. He was so definite. Many of us don’t know what we want. To be wealthy is not a goal but a feeling. If you worth billions and you don’t stand for anything, then you have achieved nothing. Letter like this is for you.
  2. In life-war, the force of determination is greater than that of bullet: Awo was so determined and focused. He did not allow the Loan request refusal to weighed him down. He had three children already (Segun, Tola and Wole) but yet, he was so determined to become a politician, Solicitor and a Journalist. Today, we refer to him as the best president Nigeria never had (politics), Senior Advocate of Nigeria- SAN (Solicitor) andfounder of the Nigerian Tribune (Journalist).
  3. Destiny cannot be changed nor denied but can only be delayed: Awo was so optimistic of travelling abroad and achieving his goals. He planned it for 1943 but failed since Chief Odutola refused to grant him the request for loan. He was not discouraged! Worked harder for the next one year and travelled by 1944. This also explains why the only person that can fail you is YOURSELF. Never blame the third party for your failure. Take the courage to try again.
Bode Thomas, Awo and Akintola

Chief Odutola , am sure was ever disappointed for not granting that favour because Awo later installed him as the Ogbeni Oja of Ijebu Ode when he was the serving Premier of Western Region.  In addition, “in 1956, however, a  general election was called. Odutola contested on the platform of the Action Group and recorded an overwhelming victory. This was not surprising. He had fully become a man of the people. In 1955, he had been elected Chairman of the Ijebu Provisional Council. In 1956, a vote of confidence was passed on him, in recognition of his good management of the Council. He was also re-elected Chairman of the Council. In 1957, the same process was repeated. Odutola remained Chairman till 1959 (Abati,1995:78) .”

Are you surprised? Never be, the man who requested for education loan now a Premier (equivalent to some 7 states governor today) while the billionaire became one of his many Local Govt. Chairmen. They became so close that Chief Odutola was with Awo in the Action Group political party. What a life!

Conclusively, Awo did not only end up becoming his dream, he added good name to it. Today he is celebrated and respected around the world. I am a beneficiary of this name. Thus, you can be greater than your greatest admirer if only you have faith in God and determination.

A Book on Awo after 25 years

 Remember, for every Chief Odutola in your life, gets Awo!

God bless Africa.

 

After 13 Years, ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’ Ends Due To Lack Of Sponsorship

MTN - Who want to be a millionaire

For the first time since its inception in 2004, 13 years ago, popular Nigerian TV show, ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’ has gone on a temporal break.

The show’s host, Frank Edoho announced this break is because the show’s sponsor, MTN Nigeria has pulled out.

38 Nigerian universities increase their school fees (SEE new amounts)

 

The average Nigerian would normally go to a federal university because of the affordability. However, even the federal university are starting to hike their prices, leaving many scared about the future of education for the average man in Nigeria.

There have been changes in school fees of some institutions, below is a table of such changes according to Vanguard:

Institution Old fees New fees

1. UNILAG N14,500 N63,500

2. ABU N27,000 N41,000

3. UNN N60,450 N66,950

4. OAU N19,700 N57,700

5. UNIZIK N20,100 N65,920

6. BUK N26,000 N40,000

7. UNIABUJA N39,300 N42,300

8. UDU N32,000 N43,000

9. NOUN N36,000 N41,000

10. UNIBEN N12,000 N49,500

11. UNILORIN N16,000 N75,500

12. FUTA N13,560 N83,940

13. FUTMINNA N20,000 N37,000

14. FUNAAB N18,250 N33,000

15. UNICAL N30,500 N42,750

16. UNIUYO N71,000 N84,250

17. FCET Akoka N16,000 N40,000

18. Osun Varsity N95,000 N135,500

19. ANSU N76,000 N139,000

20. LASU N96,750 N158,250

21. IBBU N25000 N52,000

22. IMSU N120,000 N150,000

23. PLASU N50,000 N100,000

24. MAPOLY N57,000 N75,000

25. Ibadan Poly N30,000 N50,000

26. Abia Poly N56,550 N61,000

27. Auchi Poly N14,800 N28,000

28. Osustech N70,000 N80,000

29. ESUT N104,900 N124,900

30. KWARAPOLY N28,000 N44,000

31. LAUTECH N65,000 N72,500

32. TASUED N66,500 N76,500

33. Afe Babalola N675,000 N1,075,000

34. Igbinedion N540,000 N820,000

35. Crawford N400,000 N600,000

36. Redeemers N545,000 N605,000

37. Covenant N774,500 N814,500

38. Benson Idahosa N284,300 N1,150,000

Credit Vanguard