Wednesday, October 18, 2017


You are invited to the first-o its-kind 'Open Access Week' to be held in University of Nigeria, Nsukka on 24th October, 2017. The Theme of the event is "Open in Order to Increase Visibility in Teaching and Research". The event is being organised by a group of Open Access Advocates in UNN to mark the International Open Access Week which is a global, community-driven week of action to open up access to research. The event is celebrated by individuals, institutions and organizations across the world.  

Event  Breakdown

Date: Tuesday 24th October, 2017

Venue: MTN Digital Library, Nnamdi Azikiwe Library, UNN

Time: 9:00am- 9:30am -Radio Call-in Programme at Lion FM    
         11:00am - 1:00pm  - Workshop at MTN Digital Library

Please Note: 

* The official hashtag of Open Access Week is #OAweek. 

* The UNN Open Access Week event hashtag is: #OAweekUNN 

* You are invited to use the hashtag #OpenInOrderTo to start an online conversation about the benefits of an open system of communicating scholarship.
*UNN Open_Con Satellite event comes up in November (Details to be announced during OA Week event)

To register for the event, click here to  fill the short online form

*Attendance is not restricted to the number of online registrants. 

To learn more about the UNN Open Access Group, visit our blog:

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Laptop Assemblage Commissioned in University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Laptops (Lion Computers) are now being assembled at University of Nigeria, Nsukka. This project was commissioned on 6th October, 2017 during the 57th Founders' Day event at the University of Nigeria. The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Benjamin C. Ozumba is really striving to restore the dignity of man, as this is the first of its kind among Nigerian Universities and beyond.

Meanwhile, the complex was commissioned  by His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammmad Sa'ad Abubakar III. CFR, The Sultan of Sokoto who was the Dignity of Man lecturer. He spoke on: " Restoring the Dignity of Man: Education as a Veritable Tool".

Education is now technology-enhanced and with this project, the sky is just the beginning for Nigerian students.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

International Day of Peace

Together-graphic-close-upThe International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution, Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace.
2017 Peace Day ThemeTogether for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.
LEARN MORE about this year’s theme and the UN’s TOGETHER campaign.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Researchers from The United States Visit Nnamdi Azikiwe Library

More recently, the University library has been getting lots of researchers, especially foreigners who deem it fit to visit our library for the rich resources therein.. Some of these researchers come unannounced, while some write to the library first, to establish contact before visiting. 

Today, these two researchers officially announced their presence at the Library by paying visit (courtesy call) to the University Librarian - Professor Chinwe N. Ezeani. See pictures after the cut...
The Univ. Librarian (Prof. C. N. Ezeani) and the Deputy Univ. Librarian (Vin Ekwelem), posing with the foreign researchers

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Prof. Chinwe N. Ezeani welcomes the Pro-Chancellor to UNN Library

Chief Mike Olorunfemi, the Pro-Chancellor of University of Nigeria Nsukka officially donated 3050 books to Nnamdi Azikiwe Library, University of Nigeria Nsukka. This event occurred on 11th July, 2017 at the library. The University Library, Prof. Chinwe N. Ezeani, welcomed him and the Vice-Chancellor, with the Council members to the event. See pictures after the cut...

Friday, June 30, 2017

TEDx UNN holds on 1st July, 2017

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TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world. TEDx was created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading.” It supports independent organizers who want to create a TED-like event in their own community.
Our event is called TEDxUNN, where x = independently organized TED event. This is the first ever TEDx event in UNN. At our TEDxUNN event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TED program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.
Date: Sat. July 1st 2017
Venue: Niger Hall, University Guest House, UNN
Time: 08:00 am prompt

Saturday, June 24, 2017



The Library Management wishes to invite all staff, students and researchers, to visit the newly upgraded Institutional Repository of the University, herewith referred to as UNNSPACE. The Repository has been upgraded from 3.0 to 6.04, and running on Ubuntu Linux which has also been upgraded from 12.0 to 16.04 LTS

Pro- Chancellor donates books to the Library

The Pro Chancellor, Mr. Mike Olorunfumi, has recently donated a total of three thousand and fifty (3,050) books to the Nnamdi Azikiwe Library.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Mark Zukerberg unveils new Facebook Mission in Chicago

Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg revealed the new mission of the company at the ongoing  Facebook Community Summit in Chicago. 

Zuckerberg, speaking to CNN said the mission is: “To give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together.” 

Monday, June 5, 2017

A University of North Carolina Ph.D Student Visits University of Nigeria Library

Mark Reeves
Mark Reeves is a Ph.D candidate at University of North Carolina whose research focuses on the global history of anticolonialism in the 20th century, especially intersections between anticolonialism and various forms of internationalism. He recently visited University of Nigeria, Nsukka library to further embark on his research topic tentatively titled: “Lost Horizons: Anticolonial Internationalism, 1930-1970,” compares the careers of four anticolonialists from different regions: Shukri al-Quwatli (1892-1967), the first president of Syria; V.K. Krishna Menon (1896-1974), the Indian diplomat and Minister of Defense; Carlos Romulo (1898-1985), the journalist and diplomat from the Philippines; and Nnamdi Azikiwe (1902-96), activist editor and first president of Nigeria.” (Click to learn more).
In connection with his research title, he visited the Africana Section of the Library, and paid a special visit to Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe’s house located at Onuiyi, Nsukka. Mark was warmly welcomed by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration), Prof. Charles Igwe. His contact person in the library was Mr. Vincent Ekwelem, Deputy University Librarian (Technical Services).
See pictures after the cut...

Today is World Environment Day!

Today June 5, 2017 is World Environment Day. Erik Solheim, Head of UN Environment talks about his place that matters in nature and encourages everyone to connect #WithNature this 5th of June #WorldEnvironmentDay. Watch the video to learn more! 

In this light, we urge our students to join in this trend by taking a selfie  outside to show how they are  #WithNature 

Friday, June 2, 2017

Prof. Mrs Uche Nzewi seeks solution to Youth and Pornography


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The attention of the University of Nigeria Management, has been drawn to a certain advertorial calling for purchase of admission forms for a “Proposed Take-off” of Sandwich and Evening Degree and Diploma Programmes of the University of Nigeria. The unsuspecting members of the public have been advised to purchase admission forms from the office of the Registrar-UNN or from the Ondo State Form Collection Centres at:  

i.                Akure liaison office
ii.               Owo Liaison Office
iii.              Ore Liaison Office
iv.              Akungba and Ifori Liaison Offices and
v.               Ifedore Area

Federal College of Education Eha-Amufu To Affiliate With University of Nigeria

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Image may contain: 1 person, sitting and indoorPlans are underway by the authorities of Federal College of Education, Eha-Amufu, Enugu State to affiliate with the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) for its degree programmes.


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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Vice-Chancellor’s Best Blogger Awards

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The Vice-Chancellor has instituted “Best Blogger Awards” for deserving members of staff and students who excel in blogging. Deans of Faculty, Directors of Institute, Heads of Department and Units are requested to encourage their staff and students to participate in this exercise.

Friday, May 26, 2017

EBSCO Ebooks: Building and Growing Premium E-Book Content for Student Research

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Building and Growing Premium E-Book Content for Student Research
Over the course of the 2017 fiscal year, EBSCO eBooks™ added more than 215,000 titles, hitting the one million e-book milestone marker. Now we offer you more high-quality, in-demand content from high-value academic publishers than any other aggregator. 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Globethics, MSD Vet Manual and Transplant Library

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This is to inform the University Community that we have new online libraries- “Globethics, MSD Vet Manual and Transplant Library. is a global network of persons and institutions interested in various fields of applied ethics. It offers access to a large number of resources on ethics, especially through its leading global digital ethics library and facilitates, collaborative web-based research, conferences, online publishing and information sharing.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

NUC Resource Verification, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

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Library Exhibition Area
On May 11, 2017, the NUC Resource Verification Team visited the University of Nigeria Nsukka and the Library was among the places visited. The team went through the library's collections for new departments in Faculties of Education, Agriculture and Vocational Teacher Education. Click on Read more, to view more pictures. 
The University Librarian, posing with NUC Team and others

Saturday, May 6, 2017

How to Choose the Right Journal for your Research

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Research and publishing is not really an easy task, but with the right knowledge needed, one can a lot of impact. As a researcher, it is advisable to choose a target journal before you commence on your research. One might ask: 'what is a target journal'?


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The University of Nigeria Agricultural Project Limited has in stock, 25kg and 10kg bags of UNN branded and DESTONED LONG GRAIN LOCAL RICE – “LION RICE”, for sale to interested members of the University community at:
Location:            Farm Operations Office, Faculty of Agriculture, UNN
Time:                  8.00am –  4.00pm. Monday – Friday.
Contacts:            07036882177; 08037764947; 08034024251; 08036419427

Friday, May 5, 2017

Lecture Free Day on Monday, May 07, 2017.

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The University PRO shared publicly to all staff, that the University Administration has declared MONDAY, MAY 08, 2017 from 8.00am – 2.00 pm, LECTURE FREE DAY with respect to 2017 International Conference of the School of General Studies on the theme, “General Studies in the 21st Century African Development”.

The Lecture Free Day is necessary to enable 100 and 200 Level Students of the University (ALL WHO OFFER GENERAL STUDIES’ COURSES) to participate fully in the Conference.

All Deans of Faculty, Directors of Institute/Centre and Heads of Academic Department are hereby directed to ensure STRICT COMPLIANCE to this directive.

Venue of the event on Monday, 08/05/2017 is Princess Alexandra Auditorium by 9.00 am.

117th UNN inaugural lecture by Professor Barr. (Mrs.) Florence O. Orabueze

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Professor Barr. (Mrs.) Florence O. Orabueze (Professor of English & Literary Studies) of the Department of English & Literary Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka is going to be the 117th inaugural lecturer of the University. It is on this note that, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Benjamin Chukwuma Ozumba invites members of Senate, staff and students of the University of Nigeria as well as members of the public to this great 117th Inaugural Lecture of the University.

The event commences at 1:00 pm at Princess Alexandra Auditorium Nsukka Campus of the University on Thursday, May 11, 2017.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Submission of Blog Addresses by Students and Staff

For all our students and staff that participated in the blogging training, please send the blog link which you created before or after the training (with your name and department ) to us by commenting on this post. Submit it in the comment box for this post or submit to: with the subject as: "Submission of blog address". Remember, there will be an incentive for the best blog as the Vice Chancellor said. Keep updating your blogs by creating UNN links on them. Tell our story on your blog. Happy submission! Please follow the blog using your email. Thanks.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

ART Exhibition in UNN Library

The Art exhibition tagged: ‘NKOLI KA’ which will hold in three cities in Nigeria including Nsukka, commenced yesterday, 27th April, 2017. The other cities are Abuja and Lagos and our library is proud to be the venue for this great event. Below are some of the art displays at the University Library basement. More to come... 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

ROAR Nigeria Hub: Special Guests and other Guests

The event was a successful one, with the Princess Alexander Unity Hall and Auditorium filled to the brim. It was attended by great personalities such as:

Special Guest of Honour, His Excellency, the Vice President of Federal Republic of Nigeria
Guest of Honour - His Excellency, the Governor of Enugu State – Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, ably represented by the Comissioner for Science and Technology
Charles Emembolu , the Director for BOC Innovations
Mr. Aniedi Udo-Obong , Developer Ecosystem Program Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa, Gooogle (Guest Speaker, event guest speaker)
Mr. James Agada, Chief Executive Officer, Computer Warehouse Group (Guest Speaker , Presentation of 1st Cohorts of ROAR Nigeria Hub)
Dr. Sven Thore Holme, Founder of Ideon Science Park (Guest Speaker, Student Impact: Call to action)
Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, Director General (NITDA) National Information Technology Development Agency (Guest Speaker, Student impact: Call to action)
Exhibition Panelists
Chukwuemeka Afigbo, Head of platform Partnerships, Middle East and Africa Facebook
Olayemi Joseph, Solution Architect, Huawei Technologies
Abdul-Hakeem Olasewere, Chief Executive Officer, Bayshare Technologies Nigeria Limited
Ogechukwu Udeagha, Manager, Media and Communications, Exxon Mobil
Professor Joy Ezeilo, OON, Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Nigeria – Former United Nations Special Rapportuer on Human Trafficking Founder Women’s Aid Collective (WACOL)
Dr. Collins Agu, Director of Infrastructure and Technical Support Services (ITTS), National Technology Development Agency
Prof. Emma Ezeani - Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship, UNN (on red cap), spotted with others

The Vice Chancellor Speaks

Tuesday, April 25, 2017


THE University of Nigeria and BOC Innovations hereby invites the University Community to the Public Introduction to the Roar Nigeria Hub which event holds at the University of Nigeria Nsukka Campus

The University of Nigeria and BOC Innovations are having the Public Introduction of the Roar Nigeria Hub, the first full-fledged university embedded technology hub in West Africa.

Roar Nigeria is a technology hub established by a collaboration between University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) and BOC Innovations (Benefiting Our Community) in 2016. It is situated at the Nsukka campus of the University and will develop an ecosystem that will foster technology innovations that become marketable products and services.

These businesses will benefit the country and the sub region by creating jobs, generating wealth, improving the local economies and empowering the Naira. Moreso, years of research and research experience resident within the University can become marketable, sustainable and social impact products to the benefit of our communities.

The overriding concept for this initiative is that of the Triple Helix; leveraging the strengths of the Government, Academia and Private Sector for mutually beneficial success. Find herewith details of the main event forWednesday, April 26, 2017:

Main Event: Public Introduction – Wednesday 26th April 2017 (10am – 2pm)
 Introduction of Roar Nigeria Concept
·   Guest Speeches from Government, Local Private Sector,         International Private Sector and Academia

·  Presentation of 1st cohort of incubatees of Roar Nigeria Hub·  Discourse: The Triple Helix and technology innovation in Nigeria (Panel)
·  Huawei Authorised Information Network Academy (HAINA) and Roar Nigeria
·  Exhibition by 14 technology based startups will run concurrently at the Princess Alexandria Auditorium (PAA)
·  Formal Handover Event at Roar Nigeria Hub

Special Guest list includes:

·  H.E Prof. Yemi Osibanjo        -           The Vice President of Nigeria
·  H.E. Ifeanyi Ugwuany              -           Executive Governor of Enugu State
·  Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami               DG, National Information Technology Development Agency
·  Prof. Benjamin Ozumba          -           The Vice Chancellor, University of Nigeria, Nsukka
·  Dr Chukwueloka Umeh         -           MD/CEO Century Power Generation/Director Nestoil Plc
·  James Agada                            -           CEO, CWG Plc

·    Dr. Sven-Thore Holme       -           The Founder, Ideon Science Park, Lund University Sweden                                                     

·  Prof. Uwazurike                      -           President, UNN Alumni Abuja
·  Emeka Afigbo                          -           Head of Platform Partnerships, Middle East & Africa at Facebook
·  Uzo Nwagwu                          -           Finance Director, General Electric
·  Olayemi Joseph                       -           Enterprise Business, Huawei Technologies West Africa
·  Aniedi Udo – Obong              -           Developer Ecosystem Program Manager, Sub- Saharan Africa, Google
·  Adia Sowho                            -           Director Digital Business Etisalat·  Several others special guests

All should please endeavour to be present at the event and on time as the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osibanjo is expected to perform the commissioning ceremony

Okwun Omeaku – Chief (Dr.)

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Roar Nigeria Technology Hub

Lions and Lionesses! This is to introduce to you, a first-of-its- kind project, which is about being launched in the Lion's Den, and in Nigeria. University of Nigeria Nsukka is THE LIONS' DEN where the Roar Nigeria Technology Hub is to be unveiled soon. Our post of 27th February, 2017 captured the Vice Chancellor and his team who visited Lund University, Sweden for a training on entrepreneurship, innovation ecosystem and Science Parks. Roar Nigeria Technology Hub is the result of the visit. You are hereby invited to the launching of the hub on 26th April, 2017 beside Faculty of Arts new lecture theatre hall. Time is 10am prompt. Do not miss out!
**You can also find the invitation announcement on the University website

UNN Library Personalities - Picture Flash

Pictured here:  Deputy University Librarian (Administration), Dr. Michael O. Okoye (left) and the Acquisitions Librarian, Dr. Emmanuel D. Chigbu (right). Don't they look good, wearing the same pattern of shirt?

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Follow University of Nigeria Library on Instagram

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Quality Assurance in Knowledge Management and Dissemination Research Group, UNN.

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On 12th April, 2017, there was a meeting of the Quality Assurance in Knowledge Management and Dissemination Research Group in the Library, to chart a way forward for the group. The group is led by Dr. Nwabuisi Imo (Head of Serials Division, UNN Library) with the following members: 

1. Dr. Ifeanyi J. Ezema
2. Dr. Emmanuel Ihekwoaba
3. Mr. Ferdinand Ugwuanyi
4. Mrs Uche Igbo
5. Mrs Helen Okpala
6. Mrs Caroline Asogwa
...Other co-opted members.  See pictures after the cut...

Call for Applications: The AAU Graduate Internship Grant

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The Association of African Universities (AAU) has intensified its support for students from its member institutions to acquire employable skills before graduating from their universities. Through support from its development partners, namely African Capacity Development Foundation (ACBF) and Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), the AAU has secured funds for its member universities in good standing (whose annual subscription payment to AAU is up to date) to offer small grants of up to US$600 per student for graduate internships. 

We encourage our students to apply online at: 
The deadline for application is Friday 19th May, 2017.
Conditions for the Award of the Grant 
•        Grant applicants should be students pursuing post-graduate degree programmes. Applicants should note that the grants are for training purposes only and not meant for the completion of theses or dissertations.
•        Applicants shall commit to undertake an internship programme for a period between twelve (12) and twenty-four (24 weeks). 
•        Applications should be supported with an authorisation note from the Head of Department of the applicant’s university as well as an official acceptance letter from the establishment wishing to host the intern.
•        All applicants should submit a detailed curriculum vitae.
•        A detailed but confidential supervisory report would be required from the host institution on the progression of the applicant during the period of internship, and from the university of the applicant on academic progress after the period of internship. 
•        Past beneficiaries of the AAU Internship Scheme are not eligible to apply.
•        Consideration would be given to applicants who have no practical work experience.
Selection Criteria 
Selection of successful applications would be based on a quota system revolving around gender (at least 40% of beneficiaries should be females); country (not more than 10 applicants per country) and language (at least 30% from Francophone institutions).