30 Jul

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the University Administration has authorized the dissolution of the extant Students Union Government (September 2019- July 2021).  This is in keeping with the Students Union Constitution, established tradition and to pave the way for a seamless transition in the SUG.

The Acting Vice-Chancellor on behalf of Management hereby appreciates all the officials of the said government for their period of stewardship and wishes them good success in their future endeavours, the forthcoming second semester examinations in particular.

For the avoidance of doubt, this dissolution is with immediate effect and affects all the organs and structures of the Students Union Government save for the judicial arm.

By this notice, all the affected apparaticks of the SUG are to return all Union/University properties in their possession to the office of the Students Affairs Division latest 4pm, 28th July, 2021.

(Signed)
Ojealaro Benson Peters, Esq.
Ag. Dean of Students


Above is for the information of the University community and the general public.

Edward U. Aihevba,  FCAI
Deputy Registrar, Information/Public Relations Officer.

30 Jul

Earlier today the 2nd of July 2021, the organizers of the Face of AAU 2021 led by the Students' Union Director of Socials, Comr. Enuma Matthew with the various contestants visited the Acting Vice Chancellor of the prestigious institution, Ambrose Alli University Prof. O.B Osadolor and his management team at the University conference hall. The organizers of the event who said they came to familiarize with the vice Chancellor of the university, disclose the activities and agenda of the pageantry (Face of AAU) as well as the need to prioritize social activities in the institution, also solicited for the support of the management to enable them realize their plans and the success of their activities from time to time.

The vice Chancellor who took the floor after the organizers of the event spoke extensively on their activities, commended the effort of the group so far in making sure the image of the university is represented in the outside world in terms of social cultural activities.

According to Prof. O.B Osadolor, the performances of Ambrose Alli University in terms of social activities have been so encouraging and overwhelming. Recently, Ambrose Alli won the state Karate championship and also won the first position in the football competition organized at the University of Benin between AAU football Team and the Uniben football Team. These activities have contributed to the good image of the institution directly or indirectly hence, every reasonable human being would find cause to patronize and support these activities. In as much as we place premium on academic activities in the university, we must also prioritize social activities ~VC added

The Vice Chancellor who admires the beauty of every contestants of the face of AAU 2021 as he had a handshake with them, also admonished them to let these talents they have displayed so far reflect in their academic activities

During the vice Chancellor's speech, he promised the organizers of the Face of AAU 2021 that he would add tokens to the stipulated prize of every winners of the pageantry which the organizers and all the contestants with a clapping ovation applauded the vice Chancellor in return

At the end of the meeting which lasted for some hours, the Acting Vice Chancellor and his team took a group photograph with the organizers and the contestants.


Above is for the information of the University community and the general public.

Edward U. Aihevba,  FCAI
Deputy Registrar, Information/Public Relations Officer.

30 Jul

The Ambrose Alli University Karate Team has emerged victorious as Overall Best in the just concluded Edo State Karate Competition held on 5th June 2021.

The Prestigious Citadel of learning, Ambrose Alli University, situated in Esan West Local Government Area of Edo State and under the leadership of Prof Benson Osadolor has again proven its supremacy in the Sports sector in Edo State.

Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, was declared as the Best in the whole of Edo State, having emerged the overall winner of the 4th Edition of the Edo State Karate Competition which took place on 4th June to 5th June 2021 at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City, Edo State Capital.

The Competition, which had 13 different Clubs in Edo State struggle for who will lead in the Karate sector of the State, was taken over by the popular Ambrose Alli University, defeating all the 13 Clubs to emerge victorious in the big Competition. Among the 13 Clubs which slugged it out at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium include: University of Benin (UNIBEN), Benson Idahosa University (BIU), Federal Polytechnic, Auchi (Auchi Poly), Edo State Sports Commission, Ambrose Alli University (AAU), University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) and seven other Clubs in Edo State.

The Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma, under the leadership of the Ag. Vice Chancellor, Prof Benson Osadolor, won 6 Gold Medals, 4 Silver and 9 Bronze Medals to defeat the 12 Clubs and emerged victorious in the Karate Competition which eventually placed the name of the school higher than every other schools in the State in terms of Karate.

The Ag. Vice Chancellor in his congratulatory message to the Team led, by the Coach, Mr Solomon Ighodaro, said, "I am indeed proud of the Karate Team in particular and Ambrose Alli University in general for this great feat. This is of course just the beginning, we will go out there again and again to prove that AAU leads, while others follow".

Competition include:

  1. Taofeek Atairu -Med. Lab Science .300 Level  (60kg) Kumite-Gold.Kata- 2nd Bronze
  2. Oriabure Timothy- Biochemistry .300 level (69kg) Kata-Gold, Kumite- Bronze
  3. Innocent Ahmed A. Abdulamin- Mech Engr 300level (84kg) Kumite- Gold, Kata- Silver
  4. David Ogere- Med. Lab. Science 200 level (60kg) Kumite- Gold
  5. Larry Harrison Physics 200level (67kg) Kumite- Gold
  6. Femi Adebayo Pub. Admin 200 level (84kg) Kumite- Gold
  7. Williams Ndubuisi Medicine 200 level (75kg) Kumite- Bronze
  8. Godsent Oyarekhu Medicine 200 level (60kg) silver and Kata 1st Bronze
  9. Ibrahim Muhammed Usman Med Laboratory Science 300 level (60kg) Kumite- 1st Bronze
  10. Micheal Asiwaje, Law 200 Level (75Kg) - Kumite - Silver.

Above is for the information of the University community and the general public.

Edward U. Aihevba,  FCAI
Deputy Registrar, Information/Public Relations Officer.

30 Jul

Dr Stephen O. Dania, HOD, Soil Science, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, is the leader of a research team currently involved in a research trial based on a research grant provided by Indorama Fertilizer Company, Eleme, Port Harcourt, undertaking research on the efficacy of a Neem -coated urea and Micro-nutrient coated urea as an effective fertilizer for the production of maize, rice and other food crops.

The collaborative effort for the production of this novel farm fertilizer is between Indorama, the largest fertilizer company in Africa, Faculty of Agriculture Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma and the Farm Input Support Service Dept. of Federal Ministry of Agriculture & RD.

The research trial is almost complete and the head of research of Indorama fertilizer company Eleme led a team from Eleme and Abuja to interact with scientists at AAU Ekpoma concerning the final trial report. At a courtesy visit to the Acting Vice-Chancellor AAU, Prof Osarhieme Benson Osadolor, ably represented by Prof A. I. Onigbinde, HOD, Human Nutrition and Dietetics, the team gave information that a new more effective neem-coated urea fertilizer has been produced that will increase farm yield, reduce the effects of pest on crops and will be of immense benefit to farmers.

The team informed the AVC that Indorama has been in collaboration with AAU since 2018 for research synergy that has benefited many Masters and PHD students and for the improvement of fertilizer production in Nigeria.

The collaboration has provided a platform for the training of more than 45 thousand local farmers between January and May 2021 and the final trial of this highly beneficial neem- coated urea is the high point of this collaboration.

In his response, the Acting Vice-Chancellor, ably represented, welcomed the team from Eleme and Abuja and thanked them for selecting AAU for this mutually beneficial collaboration for the improvement of the yield of food crops in Nigeria. He observed that this new research breakthrough will go a long way to improving the food security in Nigeria, which is an important component of national security.

Undeniably AAU is forging ahead strongly in fulfilling its mandate for the creation of knowledge, training of research giants and contribution to the development of society. Other members of the research team that visited the AVC were Prof V. B. Okaka, Professor. Of Crop Science, Mrs R. A Eniola, a researcher in the Department of Soil Science and Prof I Ikhimioya, Dean, Faculty of Agriculture.


Above is for the information of the University community and the general public.

Edward U. Aihevba,  FCAI
Deputy Registrar, Information/Public Relations Officer.

30 Jul

The College of Medicine, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma has produced another qualified neurosurgeon. He is Dr Mark Okhuelegbe.
Neurosurgery is a very specialized aspect of the medical field, with only few practitioners, because of the skills required and the difficulty in qualifying in that field. At the moment Nigeria has less than 70 Neurosurgeons trained from all over the world, out of the 75,000 medical doctors in the country.

A few years ago, Ambrose Alli University produced its first neurosurgeon and that was Dr Eghosa Morgan. Both him and Dr. Mark Okhuelegbe are Fellows of the Nigeria College of Surgeons (FNCS) and also Fellows of West Africa College of Surgeons (FWCS).
Interestingly Dr Mark Okheulegbe is the first in a family of four children, all medical doctors, and all graduated from Ambrose Alli University. His immediate younger sisters are twins ( Dr Mrs Odion Ebueburho and Dr Mrs Akhere Ernest –Ekwe). The baby of the house is Dr Mrs Augusta Orji-Okhuelegbe .

This information was received when the Exco of the Nigeria Medical Association led by its Chairman, Dr Harrison Omokhua, paid a courtesy visit to the Acting Vice - Chancellor Prof Osarhieme Benson Osadolor, on Tuesday 6th of July 2021. In his remark, Dr Harrison Omokhua congratulated the Acting Vice - Chancellor on his appointment and the astute and timely administrative interventions he displayed in some of the challenges being faced by the College of Medicine and the university. He added that Ambrose Alli University is becoming famous worldwide for producing exceptional well trained medical doctors who are making waves in foreign countries as far as Canada, United State of America, Europe, United Kingdom, South Africa and many other countries.

In his response, the Acting Vice-Chancellor, ably represented by Prof Sunny Arasomwan Adagbonyin, thanked the Chairman NMA for his kind words. He added that it is true that no AAU medical graduate has ever failed the qualifying examinations set by other countries’ Medical Boards to make them eligible to practice in their countries. He noted that Dr. Mark Okheulegbe is doing very well at Oweri Imo State.

The chairman NMA and his 10-man team, during the courtesy visit, invited the AVC, Prof. Osarhieme Benson Osadolor and all the Principal Officers to the AGM of the NMA taking place on Wednesday 7th and 8th July 2021.


Above is for the information of the University community and the general public.

Edward U. Aihevba,  FCAI
Deputy Registrar, Information/Public Relations Officer.

29 Jul

On May 28th, 2021, exactly 17 days after the appointment of Professor Osarhieme Benson Osadolor as Acting Vice-Chancellor of Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma, (AAU). The AAU Football Team defeated the University of Benin (UNIBEN) Football team at the Main Bowl of the UNIBEN Sport Complex, to clinch the coveted Edo Varsity Cup 2021.

At a brief but impressive ceremony at the Vice-Chancellor’s Conference Room, the captain of AAU FC handed over the gold cup trophy to the Acting Vice-Chancellor. The cup was accompanied by a cash price of the $500 donated by Augustine Osaware Foundation.,
It is interesting to note that the AVC, before his appointment was a Professor at the University of Benin and this is the first time that Team AAU is defeating Team UNIBEN in their home ground.

The Acting Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Osarhieme Benson Osadolor expressed appreciation and gratitude to the Ambrose Alli University Football Team for the victory. He remarked that this is the result of teamwork noting that once we position ourselves, we can catapult our team to greater heights.

He advised the members of the team to continue in academic excellence while working hard to maintain the cup in the future years.
We congratulate The Vice-Chancellor, Team AAU, the coach, Director of Sports Mr. Solomon Ighodaro and the entire Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma community for the great victory


Above is for the information of the University community and the general public.

Edward U. Aihevba,  FCAI
Deputy Registrar, Information/Public Relations Officer.

29 Jul

Mrs. Margaret Onobha Momodu was born into the Iyare family Emaudo, Ekpoma, Esan West Local Government Area of Edo State on 3rd December, 1956.

She attended Emaudo Primary School, Emaudo Ekpoma from 1961 to 1966 and Adesola High School, Ibadan from 1968 to 1973.
In her quest for University education, she proceeded to Forth-Valley State University, Ft-Valley Georgia, U.S.A. from 1976 to 1977 and Western Kentucky University Bowling-Green, KY U.S.A.; from May 5th 1979 to May 31st 1983, where she graduated in flying colours with a B.Sc. in Public Health (May 5, 1983).

Mrs. Margaret Onobha Momodu did her N.Y.S.C., at Bendel State University, Health Centre, Ujeolen, Ekpoma (12th January, 1984 to 11th January, 1985).

She proceeded to University of Ibadan, Ibadan, for her Masters Degree in Library, Archival and Information Studies in 1989 and graduated in the year 1992. After her Masters Degree, she got her first employment as a Library Assistant in the then Bendel State University (Now Ambrose Alli University), Ekpoma in 1987 and has progressed to the zenith of her career in the Library. She is also an adjunct lecturer, Institute of Education, Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma. (2005 till date).

She has more than 22 academic publications in learned International, National and Local journals, in addition to chapters in books to her credit. Also, she is involved in three(3) on-going researches.

She has worked in almost all sections of the Library including positions at the Main Library, Law Library, Medical Library, and as Head, Emaudo Annex and Agric Library.

She is an active members of several Learned Societies and Associations including the Nigeria Library Association (NLA), American Public Health Association (APHA), National Association of Women in Academic (NAWACS) etc.

She has attended many conferences, workshops and seminars which include intensive training on Administering the e-library system.

She was appointed to the position of Acting University Librarian on the 1st June, 2021.

She is happily married into the Royal family of Shaka Momodu of Irrua and the marriage is blessed with children and grandchildren.

We congratulate Mrs. Margaret Onobha Momodu on her appointment as Acting University Librarian, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma.


Above is for the information of the University community and the general public.

Edward U. Aihevba,  FCAI
Deputy Registrar, Information/Public Relations Officer.