The Vice-Chancellor, Ahmadu Bello University, Prof. Kabiru Bala, today declared open a three-day training workshop on research ethics for staff of the institution. The main focus of the training is on how to review protocols and provide constructive feedbacks.
Represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic, Prof. Danladi A. Ameh, the Vice-Chancellor enjoined all participants to equip themselves based on the role they were expected to play.
The Vice-Chancellor, who also urged the participa...
IAIICT gets new Director
• Just as Dr. Sa’ad named Ag. Director, CILS; Prof. Mujtaba reappointed Ag. Director, Centre for Venom, Anti-Venom & Natural Toxins Research
Muhammad Shuaibu Umar has now replaced the Acting Director of Iya Abubakar Institute of Information and Communication Technology (IAIICT), Dr. A.F. Danfack Kana, as the substantive Director of the Institute.
Until his appointment which was approved by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Kabiru Bala, on 1...
University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana has appointed Prof. Kwem Bakau Kadima of Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria as a Visiting Scholar at its School of Veterinary Medicine.
Prof. Kadima’s appointment, which was contained in a letter signed by Secretary to Council, University of Ghana, Mrs. Emelia Agyei-Mensah, will hold during the 2022/2023 academic year, precisely from 20th February, 2023 to 31st December, 2023. She is expected to visit and serve for about si...
Dr. Emmanuel Oluwadare Balogun of the Department of Biochemistry, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, has been awarded a US-Africa Frontiers Fellowship by the US National Academy of Science Engineering and Medicine (NASEM).
The Academy’s Senior Director, Capacity Theme Policy and Global Affairs, Dr. Dalal Najib, said in a letter conveying the award of the fellowship to Balogun that the award followed the selection of his seed grant application.
“On behalf of the US National...
Vice-Chancellor launches tractors at Division of Agricultural Colleges for teaching, research
Three brand new tractors with implements procured under the 2022 capital development project were today launched for teaching and research at the Division of Agricultural Colleges, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Kabiru Bala.
This brings to five the total number of tractors (Massey Ferguson – 375) acquired for the Division. Two tractors were first procured in...
ABU’s Prof. Kwaga is member of Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Microbiological Assessment Risk
Prof J.K.P. Kwaga of the Department of Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, has been appointed to serve as member on the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Meetings on Microbiological Risk Assessment (JEMRA).
Kwaga, who is currently the Principal Investigator of the Rabies/Dengue Fever Thematic Area of the Africa Centre of E...
Vice-Chancellor approves more appointments, reappointments
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Kabiru Bala, has approved the appointments and reappointments of some Heads of Department as follows:
1. Dr. Mohammed Bashir Abubakar, Head of Department, Sociology, with effect from 2nd March, 2023.
2. Dr. Hadiza Usman Ma’aji, Head of Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice, with effect from 3rd March, 2023.
3. Prof. M.S. Sallau, Head of Department of Chemistry, with effect from 2...
ABU Scientists conducting research to reduce dependence on inorganic fertilizers – IAR Executive Director
A team of scientists at the Department of Soil Science and that of Crop Protection, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria are currently working assiduously to identify and isolate indigenous beneficial microbes to reduce dependence on inorganic fertilizers and chemical herbicides for crop production.
The cheering news was disclosed by Prof. Mohammed Faguji Ishiyaku, Executive Direct...
BSN inducts ABU Vice-Chancellor as Life Member
• For his commitment towards development of biotechnology field
Impressed by his dogged commitment towards the development of biotechnology field and other related areas in Nigeria, the Biotechnology Society of Nigeria (BSN) has inducted the Vice-Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Prof. Kabiru Bala, as a Life Member of the Society.
Prof. Bala’s induction as Life Member of the Society was instantly announced today by the BSN...
VC lists gains by ABU scientists in agricultural biotechnology
• Says first genetically modified crop in Nigeria was successfully developed by IAR researchers
The Vice-Chancellor, Ahmadu Bello University, Prof. Kabiru Bala, has described his institution as a pacesetter in agricultural biotechnology, saying that the Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR) successfully developed and released the first Genetically Modified (GM) crop in Nigeria for commercial cultivation.