Surprises as UNN slashes school fees

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Tuesday, 31 October 2017

After a social media protest by some of the students of the University of Nigeria,  nsukka about the hike in school fee,  the government has decided to reduce the school fee by 6,000 Naira.  This information will still be updated after series of interrogation with the information officer and the University gossips team. We urge every student of UNN to please be alert and be attentive to the news online. You should not be misled. Thanks.  Share this vital information.  More information coming through by tomorrow from the SUG information officer,  UNN

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Catalan parliament declares independence

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Saturday, 28 October 2017

Catalan parliament declares independence

Catalan president Carles Puigdemont (C) leaves the hemicycle after Catalonia's parliament voted to declare independence from Spain on October 27, 2017 in Barcelona. Photo: AFP

Catalan lawmakers voted Friday to declare independence from Spain, as Madrid vowed in turn to “restore legality” and quash the region’s secessionist bid.

With thousands of pro-independence activists gathered outside, the regional parliament in Barcelona passed a resolution to “declare Catalonia an independent state in the form of a republic”.

Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy responded immediately, urging “all Spaniards to remain calm”.

“The rule of law will restore legality in Catalonia,” he tweeted immediately after controversial vote.

Under the eyes of a nervous nation, Catalonia’s regional parliament held a secret ballot, despite an opposition walkout, on a resolution the region´s authorities have no legal power to execute.

The motion was approved with 70 votes in favour, 10 against and two abstentions, a result that immediately saw Spanish shares fall sharply.

– ‘Dark day for democracy’ –

Catalan opposition MPs, refusing to even consider the resolution, walked out en masse on what one described as a “dark day” for democracy.

But those who stayed behind, cheered, clapped and embraced before breaking out in the Catalan anthem as the tally was announced.

– To the wire –

Shortly before the Catalan vote, Rajoy  urged lawmakers to give him the power to dismiss Catalonia’s secessionist leader Carles Puigdemont, his deputy, and all regional ministers.

If approved, the measures under Article 155 of the constitution, designed to rein in rebels among Spain´s 17 regions, would enter into force on Saturday — effectively leaving Puigdemont and his team out in the cold.

Puigdemont had opted Thursday not to call elections for a new regional parliament, considered by many to have been the only way to prevent Madrid’s power grab.

Instead, he left it up to the regional parliament “to determine the consequences” of the threatened takeover — thus leaving the door open for Friday´s independence push.

Roughly the size of Belgium, the semi-autonomous northeastern region accounts for about 16 percent of Spain’s population and a fifth of its economic output.

Resentment to Madrid’s perceived interference has been growing for years, culminating in an October 1 independence vote deemed illegal by the central government and courts.

But while fiercely protective of their language, culture and autonomy — restored at the end of the 1939-1975 dictatorship of Francisco Franco — Catalans are deeply divided on independence.

Catalan authorities said 90 percent voted “Yes” in the unregulated plebiscite held up by secessionist leaders as a mandate for independence for the wealthy region of 7.5 million people.

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UNN 2017/2018 Primary Admission List

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Wednesday, 25 October 2017


Candidates offered provisional admission are required to adopt the following guidelines to regularize their acceptance of the offer:

  • Visit the University of Nigeria website ( or portal (, log in your JAMB Registration number to generate and download a Payment Invoice which contains a Remitta number, the invoice will enable you to make payment at any Commercial Bank.
  • With the Payment Invoice, the candidate is requested to pay Twenty Five Thousand Naira Only (N25, 000.00) acceptance fee. Ensure that the Invoice number is keyed in appropriately at the Bank and obtain a confirmation slip containing your Confirmation number and Invoice number.
  • Visit the University of Nigeria website ( or portal ( again and login your JAMB Registration Number, the Confirmation Number and Invoice Number, then print the Admission slip and complete the Acceptance Form online.
  • Proceed with other fee payments and registration as indicated on the University of Nigeria website.


Chris C. Igbokwe, Esq




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Tuesday, 24 October 2017





Tuesday 03 – Sunday 08       –           FOUNDERS DAY CEREMONIES

Thursday 19                            –           Arrival of freshmen/provision of accommodation

Monday 23                              –           Registration begins for freshmen

Thursday 26                            –           Arrival of old students/provision of accommodation

Monday 30                              –           Registration begins for old students


Wednesday 01                                    –           University-wide Orientation for freshmen begins

Friday 02                                  –           Departmental Orientation

Monday 06                              –           Lectures begin for both fresh and old students

Friday 10                                  –           Registration ends for old students

Monday 13                              –           Late registration begins for old students

Friday 24                                  –           Late registration ends for old students



Friday 15                                  –           Registration ends for freshmen


Wednesday 20                                    –           Lectures end and Christmas break begins


Tuesday 02                              –           Christmas break ends/Students return to campus

Wednesday 03                                    –           Lectures resume


Monday 19                              –           Revision begins

Friday 23                                  –           Revision ends

Monday 26                              –           Departmental Examinations begin

MARCH 2018

Friday 02                                  –           Departmental Examinations end

Monday 05                              –           Examination in inter-faculty and inter-disciplinary

courses begin

Friday 16                                  –           Examination in inter-faculty and inter-disciplinary

courses begin

End of First Semester and Students vacate Campus


APRIL 2018

Monday 02                              –           Students return to Campus

Tuesday 03                              –           Registration begins for all students

  • Lectures begin

–           Last day for submission of first semester results to the

Department. Processing of results begins in the


Friday 13                                  –           Registration ends

Monday 16                              –           Late registration begins

Friday 20                                  –           Last day for submission of first semester results to the

Registry (Examination). Processing of results in the


–           Late registration ends

Friday 27                                  –           Deadline for checking of results by the Heads of


Friday 30 – Monday 02         –           EASTER BREAK

JUNE 2018

Friday 29                                  –           Lectures end

JULY 2018                 

Monday 02                              –           Revision

Friday 06                                  –           Revision

Monday 09                              –           Departmental Examinations begin

Friday 13                                  –           Departmental Examinations end

Monday 16                              –           Examinations in inter-faculty and inter-disciplinary

courses begin

Friday 27                                  –           Examinations in inter-faculty and inter-disciplinary

courses end

End of 2017/2018 Session and Students vacate Campus


Friday 10                                  –           Last day for submission of second semester results to

the Department and processing of final year students results begins in the Departments

Friday 17                                  –           Last day for submission of second semester results to

the Registry (Examinations). Processing of results begins in the Registry.


Friday 14                                  –           Deadline for checking of results by Heads of


Tuesday 18 – Friday 21         –           Faculty Boards meet to consider and approval final

year students’ results


Wednesday 31                                    –           Senate meets to consider and approve final year

Students’ results.


First Semester:                 Lectures                –        12 weeks 4 days

Revisions             –        01 week

Examinations       –        03 weeks

                                         Total                    16 weeks 4 days

Second Semester:             Lectures                –        12 weeks 3 days

Revisions             –        01 week

Examinations       –        03 weeks

                                        Total                    16 weeks 3 days

  TOTAL FOR THE SESSION                           33 WEEKS

Another popular Catholic priest resigns in Nigeria

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Monday, 23 October 2017

Another popular Catholic priest resigns in Nigeria

A popular Roman Catholic priest, who was kidnapped last year, Rev. Fr. Gospel Inalegwu, has “resigned” from priesthood.

His resignation sent a wave of shock across the church in Kano where he is based.

Inalegwu upon tendering his resignation letter to the Bishop of Kano Diocese, Most Rev. John Namawzah Niyiring, traveled out of the state with all his belongings.

Commenting on the development in a chat with reporters, Bishop Niyiring said during the weekend that, “Priests do not resign as they do in the public service, but are laicized”

He also confirmed that Father Inalegwu was no longer available for his pastoral assignments in the diocese; stressing however that the only authority that could process the request of a priest wishing to return to a lay status was the Holy Father, the Pope.

Asked if he had tried to talk to the priest, he replied: “Yes I did that. I had some discussions with him to try to persuade him not to do what he is doing. I think he probably wants something else.”

The Bishop went further to debunk insinuations that the priest’s action was informed by his abduction experience, insisting that, “Long before his kidnap saga, he had voiced out his desire to do what he did. And we have a record of that”

The Benue born Catholic priest, who was kidnapped at his parish at St Joseph Catholic Church, Jitan – Dutse, in Tudun Wada Local Government Council, Kano State, was ordained in Kano State in 2013.

It could be recalled that barely two months ago, a popular Uyo-based Catholic Priest and radio preacher, Rev. Fr. Patrick Henry Edet, announced his resignation from the Roman Catholic Church on radio

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Australia Scholarships now Open: Apply Now

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Where is Nnamdi Kanu??.the unanswered question

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The Federal Government has replied to Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe’s application seeking to withdraw as one of the sureties for the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, describing the application as belated.

The government, in its counter-affidavit and written address filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja to oppose Abaribe’s request, told Abaribe that Kanu was in his custody and he had to produce him for the continuation of his trial.

It stated in its counter-affidavit that Abaribe was aware that Kanu “has long violated the bail conditions handed down by this honourable court” on April 24, 2017 before September 11 when he claimed to have lost contact with the defendant.

The counter-affidavit read in part, “That it was at this point at violating the conditions at the bail that the senator surety ought to surrender the 1st defendant and or bring up this application; “That this application is belated and ill-timed;

“The applicant failed to apply to the court timeously, stating on oath that the defendant bound by recognizance to appear before this court had violated the bail condition given by this court.”

The prosecuting counsel, Mr. Shuaibu Labaran, argued in the written address that Abaribe “failed woefully” by allegedly aiding and abetting Kanu to flout his bail conditions.

The written address stated, “My lord, the surety has failed woefully to abide by the terms of the contract he entered into with this court and therefore cannot claim frustration.

“My lord, we urge that the court hold, that surety having refused to do what he ought to have done pursuant to section 174 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015 aided and abetted the 1st defendant in the flouting of the bail conditions of this court and should forfeit the bond he entered into.”

Denying that Kanu was not in the custody of the Nigerian Army, the Federal Government stated in its counter-affidavit that the defendant remained in Abaribe’s custody.

“That the military activities in Abia State tagged ‘Operation Python Dance II’ was a routine exercise in its second year carried out by the military at the end of every year.

“That the 1st defendant is not in the custody of the Nigerian military or any other security agency in that regard.

“That the 1st defendant is in custody of the applicant (Abaribe).”

Kanu was absent from court when his case came up on October 17, 2017, but his co-defendants with whom he was being prosecuted on charges of treasonable felony were produced in court by prison officials.

Abaribe’s lawyer, Ogechi Ogunna, informed the court of the motion by his client seeking to withdraw as Kanu’s surety but the judge said she would not hear it until the senator first produced the missing defendant.

She gave Abaribe and the two other sureties up till November 20 to produce the defendant in court.

Meanwhile, the Indigenous People of Biafra on Sunday insisted that the Federal Government of President Muhammadu Buhari knew the whereabouts of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

It asked the government to produce Kanu without further delay in order not to provoke the group to go into armed conflict with the government.

In a statement made available to our correspondent in Awka, Anambra State by the group’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, IPOB accused Buhari and some leaders in the South-East geopolitical zone of conspiracy of silence on the issue.

The statement read, “We are asking Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, Nnia Nwodo and South-East governors to produce Nnamdi Kanu because they or their representatives all participated in countless meetings in Abuja and Enugu where the modus operandi of the genocidal Operation Python Dance II was agreed and ratified.

“It was as a direct result of military invasion of the home of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and massacre of 28 innocent unarmed civilians with many missing that has led us to once again politely ask that our leader be presented to us dead or alive.

“It is becoming clear to everybody that Muhammadu Buhari, Nnia Nwodo and South East governors are desperately trying to draw IPOB into armed confrontation and militancy to justify their genocidal clampdown on innocent people of the South-East and South-South.”

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Facts about UNN 2017/2018 school fees: see breakdown

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Monday, 16 October 2017

In line with the updates we are giving freshers for admission purposes, today UNN Gate chose to make this post on UNN FEES.
It is known that UNN stands as one of the very expensive federal universities in Nigeria. This is in contrast to lesser expensive schools like UNILAG, UNIBEN and other.
But, frankly Speaking, are they not the same federal universities? Why can't we have similar fees? ...Question for some other day.

Like I have pointed earlier UNN fees are kind of expensive but let's look into some of the key breakdown that are obtainable with the fee.

I will be using a 100level Engineering school fees receipt to site the examples.

1. Internet access fees, N8000 for returning and N12000 for freshmen.
2. Development Charges  takes a wholesome N20,000 (highest item on the breakdown)
3. we will see some other itemized few like ICT, Handbook (First Year only) and more.

Below are the school fess schedule for all departments in 2016/2017 Session:

First year= ₦58,950.00
Second year= ₦46,250.00O
 Third years= ₦35,150.00
Final year= ₦34,700.002) 

First year= ₦57,950.00 (Pub.Admin ₦62,950.00)
Second year= ₦45,250.00 (Pub. Admin.: ₦50,250)
Other years= ₦34,150.00 (Pub. Admin.: ₦39,150)
Final year= ₦33,700.00 (Pub. Admin.: ₦38,700)3) 

First year= ₦60,450.00
Second year= ₦47,750.00O
third years= ₦36,650.00
Final year= ₦36,200.004) 

First year= ₦57,950.00
Second year= ₦45,250.00
Other years= ₦34,150.00
Final year= ₦33,700.005)

First year= ₦57,950.00
Second year= ₦45,250.00
Other years= ₦34,150.00
Final year= ₦33,700.006) 

First year= ₦57,950.00
Second year= ₦45,250.00
Other years= ₦34,150.00
Final year= ₦33,700.007) 

First year= ₦58,950.00
Second year= ₦46,250.00
Other years= ₦35,150.00
Final year= ₦34,700.008) 

First year= ₦63,450.00
Second year= ₦50,750.00
Other years= ₦39,650.00
Final year= ₦39,200.009) 

First year= ₦64,450.00
Second year= ₦51,750.00
Other years= ₦40,650.00
Final year= ₦40,200.0010) 

First year= ₦64,450.00
Second year= ₦51,750.00
Other years= ₦40,650.00
Final year= ₦40,200.0011) 

First year= ₦64,450.00
Second year= ₦51,750.00
Other years= ₦40,650.00
Final year= ₦40,200.0012) 

First year= ₦60,450.00
Second year= ₦47,750.00
Other years= ₦36,650.00
Final year= ₦36,200.0013) 

First year= ₦61,450.00
Second year= ₦48,750.00
Other years= ₦37,650.00
Final year= ₦37,200.0014) 

First year= ₦63,450.00
Second year= ₦50,750.00
Other years= ₦39,650.00
Final year= ₦39,200.0015) 

Fisrt year= ₦64,450.00
Second year= ₦51,750.00
Other years= ₦40,650.00
Final year= ₦40,200.00

However, most students have had speculations and are grumbling towards some fees they term as double extortion, and some other fees unproductive.
Fees like departmental and faculty dues. This is because these fees are being paid twice, I.e after payment in the bank you still go to your department to pay again. But this is not the case according to a Senior staff who cleared the air as regards this issue.
We will talk about that in part 2. We will also look at reasons for varying fees in universities.


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Wednesday, 11 October 2017

The striker's incomparable talents came to the rescue in Quito as a 3-1 victory meant Argentina sealed their place in RussiaCometh the hour, cometh the man. An entire nation sat in front of their televisions on Tuesday, biting their nails and waiting for inspiration to come from a single diminutive individual with the No. 10 on his back. And Lionel Messi, the Messiah and the Albiceleste's hat-trick hero, did not disappoint.
Argentina's 3-1 triumph over Ecuador that sealed qualification was tense, scrappy, and more than a bit fortunate. But ultimately their magnificent captain put in the display 43 million people were waiting for to drag them kicking and screaming into the 2018 World Cup. With another result it may even have proved Leo's final game with the national team – it would at least have been difficult to imagine him soldiering on for another five years for another crack at the apple in Qatar

The result itself was anything but a foregone conclusion. Aficionados of ominous statistics oft repeated in the build-up to the game that Argentina had won just once in the heights of Quito, the altitude of the Ecuadorian capital proving a daunting barrier to success over the years. And only a win would guarantee the Albiceleste at least a spot in the play-off, with automatic qualification out of their hands and depending on results elsewhere on a frenetic night of South American action.

Another less than encouraging statistic also weighed heavy on Argentine minds. Not since November 2016 had one of their players manage to score from open play, a fact almost incomputable when set against the rich attacking talent the nation is capable of fielding. Messi himself had netted the last goal from someone in an Argentina shirt way back in March, a rather soft penalty against Chile. But the Barcelona magician cocked his thumb at those heavy omens and instead put in a match-winning performance to down chaotic yet brave Ecuador.

Lionel Messi Argentina

At first, it appeared that disaster was set to strike. Just 39 seconds into the encounter the hosts took advantage of some atrocious defending to go ahead through Romario Ibarra. It was precisely the start Jorge Sampaoli must have wished to avoid, forcing Argentina to push even further forward in Quito's paper-thin atmosphere to seek parity and then superiority.

Luckily Messi was on the field to put things right – and this time, in a welcome change, he was not alone. So often left a forlorn, frustrated figure shorn of company in international colours, the neat pass received from Angel Di Maria 12 minutes into the clash must have felt like manna from heaven. He made no mistake, sliding home past Maximo Banguera to level the score and keep the World Cup dream alive.

The second was testament to his perseverance and commitment to the Argentina cause. Chasing up a loose ball, he powered past his marker and powered the ball into the net from an uncomfortable angle for 2-1. And the third of the evening, to mark the 44th perhaps the most important hat-trick of his entire career, was pure unadulterated inspiration. Banguera was left stranded by a lob that came out of nowhere, the mark of a true genius coming through when it really counted. No wonder that even the home fans were reduced to applauding their executioner, a scene of graciousness in defeat seldom-seen in hyper-competitive South America and a mark of the effect Messi has on his rivals.

It was not quite Messi against the world in Quito. Di Maria veered in and out of the game as is his wont, but came up with that neat one-two to grab a vital equaliser. Enzo Perez formed the link between midfield and attack so sorely lacking in recent outings, while wide out on the right Eduardo Salvio put in a workmanlike performance to keep an adventurous Ecuador at bay and push his team forward on the counter. Nor will it escape an immensely relieved Sampaoli that their opponents on Tuesday, having nothing to lose after early elimination, attacked and left spaces in a way that few other adversaries will come Russia 2018.

When it counted the captain shouted loudest, however, and dragged his team into a World Cup after 18 games of under-achieving, sub-standard performances and bedlam behind the scenes. Sampaoli will certainly be under no illusions as to the task ahead of him in whipping this team into shape, after so many years of mis-management. But at least he can do so knowing that catastrophe has been averted and his nation are on their way to Russia and for that he has one man to thank above all others.

Argentina's messiah arrived to save the day, and when he is at his incomparable best the Albiceleste should never be written off.

Amazing: StartupEnugu, the First and Biggest Southeast Tech Event


Monday, 9 October 2017

Wow, on saturday I saw myself asking the taximan to increase his speed because I was already late for an actually. 

I had to meet up with some persons at the park and find our way to Enugu.
We got to the venue at Digital Dreams , I was derm hungry. I knew I wasn’t going to learn anything if I continued with my tummy that way. So I ran off as if something was after me and thank goodness there was a shopping mall downstairs. I grabbed Fanta and meatpie.  The best meat pie I have eaten for a while. 
Event started and I was fully ready. The event is "#StartupEnugu". 
It's  a technology interactive forum for startups, tech companies, programmers, investors, bloggers, tech consumers etc in Enugu state, With a topic focusing on Building Glocal Business in Eastern Nigeria organized by Ezugwu Chigozie, The CEO of  and other Tech Entrepreneurs and Developers in Enugu State Such as Chux Edoga, CEO,  Victor Anuebunwa CTO,, Uche Anichie, Convener, , Chime Chinonso, CEO, Chimex Vinlex Tech,
Ogbonna Vitalis of to raise awareness and grow the tech ecosystem in Enugu State. 

In fact, It’s a gathering of tech men, women and tech lovers. Don't ask me what I was doing there from political science. These guys  were talking about coding like it's the name of a food and the surprising thing is that most of the guys I saw inside that hall today are all "very" handsome. Some other great and beautiful ladies like myself were in attendance. 
The event was kicked off by the Program Anchor: Chime Chinonso Simon. CEO, Chimex Vinlex Tech. That guy sha. He should be called a comedian. The event wouldn't have been more fun if not for his lively personality. I had my own full share of laughter today. Microbiologist turned tech guy and from that to a comedian tech.

Opening Speech was given by The Lead Organizer,  Ezugwu Chigozie.  Hmmm. I saw a guy motivated by something greater than what I can explain. So focused and down to earth. You can never imagine that he pulled such crowd to that event. Aahhhh. Hall became so small because people turned out more than ever imagined. Chigozie love tech and have for a while been involved in building tech companies. One of the successes so far is An educational  and Research startup that have become the go to place for  universities, researchers and students who are looking for ways to save, monetize, share or even to find other people’s research as well. 

Our Mummy, a tech lover educated us on the right way to go about start-ups, and the necessary steps to follow so as to attract the necessary government incentives meant for start-ups.
She highlighted the 3year tax free policy for start-ups and how we can go about getting them. Finally she encouraged us all never to give up.

Ilo Calistius, Founder/CEO, Gradillo  Technologies spoke extensively on the  topic "Building from Scratch as a Young Graduate". He told us of how he started from the scratch, running errands for lecturers, how he couldn't afford a house in Enugu to serve as both an office and a home b'cos of high cost. He later moved to logos and that is where he settled and started Gradillo on a big scale. Today he is offered numerous offers from Google and companies that want quality Web developers. I was highly motivated by the guy I saw today. 
Chukwuemeka Godswill, Founder/CEO and A graduate of English and Literary studies University of Nigeria Nsukka. In 2007 he was already doing his Msc in English. Such great personalJakomita,

He talked on "How None Tech Persons can Become Tech Founders (He studied English but have founded two tech startups).

He anchored his teachings on the founder of Ali baba, Jack Ma whom he also said is his mentor and the motivation behind his achievements. Jack Mua also studied English but later ventured into technology through his friends. Ali baba believed so much in sacrifices and partnerships according to him and that was what made him a one time richest man in China. 
He elaborated on partnership and synergies. He said that that is the only headway for startups. He also mentioned on how a help he rendered to a lecturer back then ended up catapulting him to a training organised by CBN and at the end  of the training he was giving two million naira to start up something and that brought about the birth of
He started as a cyber cafe owner but today he has gone beyond that and has been offered partnership by "Association of Nigerian Authors.
He concluded by saying that sacrifice and free services can actually take one places. That all mustn't start with a price tag especially as a start up. He said that the success of any tech organization is when a CEO discovers that he can't do it alone but that he has to seek the wisdom of others in the areas they specialise which he himself is not conversant with.
Engr. Sam. Onyeidu, ICT dorector, FCE, Eha Amufu and CEO Sylvester Tech LTD. Was the last speaker and he talked on the  topic: "Eastern Tech Environment".
He used an illustration which had the sun, wings, and Crown.  He started by saying that the number one problem facing the easterners in tech environment is lack of leadership. Nobody wants to be under anybody. We all want to be kings at the same time and at the end of the day we loose everything. 
He employed us to think outside the box. Identify what is needed around you and work on it through collaborating with others and seeing them as equals.

The ICT director College of Education Ihamufu was also present at the event, he told us to look critically and see how we can use technology to solve the problems and challenges, facing the south-east.

There was Product Reviews, Raadaa  Institutional Relationship Manager, Godwin Collins Obekpa made a wonderful review of the product, its features and functionalities, emphasizing on how the platform functions and where they are presently. Acording to him, more than 34,000 persons are already using the platform with over 9000 research papers uploaded and more than 30 institutions including UNN, Coal City University making using of their tools, so did Trillzapp , Team Jakomita, and 
some of which the product are still in development.

Lastly, the Lead Organizer Ezugwu Chigozie, cheerfully returned and gave the closing remarks. He equally announced that StartupEnugu will be holding monthly from now on to speed up the growth of a robust tech ecosystem in Eastern Nigeria. And the closing prayer was said. Lest I forget, there was item 7. 
I was really impressed and I leant a whole lot. I mean, I was motivated and right now, I'm thinking towards technology. 

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