SPE trip to NPDC Edo State

REPORT ON THE FIELD TRIP OF SOCIETY OF PETROLEUM ENGINEERS, (SPE) NILE UNIVERSITY, ABUJA CHAPTER.

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Nile University of Nigeria chapter organised a two days field trip/excursion to the Nigeria Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation in Benin City, Edo State, for her three hundred level (300L) students.

The team comprising of two academic staff (Dr Okafor Ikechukwu and Miss Rahmatu Goni) of the department and 19 students left Abuja on the 26th of May for Benin City, Edo State.

Day 1 of the trip was a visit to the company’s head office for a seminar on the overview of the company and the activities they are involved in, as well as a presentation by a Production Technologist on the activities of the company in one of their fields called Aburra Field.

On the second day, the students visited Oredo Flow Station where they were taken round the three flow stations within the Oredo flowstation, and the yet to be completed Integrated Gas Handling Facility (IGHF). The students were taken through the intricacies of how crude oil is generated, produced, separated from gas and water, to meet market specifications, before being exported to the international markets.

Like most excursions it was brief, but not without many lessons, and the students learnt a lot . The aim of the trip was to put the theoretical aspects of those thing we learnt in the class room in a practical and more feasible sense. The exposure is worth it and we can boldly conclude it bridged the gap between the class room and the industry to a commendable degree.

It is an experience worth having for every aspiring Petroleum and Gas Engineering student.

Nile PhD Students Dinner

The event started at exactly 6:50pm at the senate room in Block B. An approximate of 50 PHD students from the various disciplines were in attendance from the Economics department, Computer Science, Management, Electrical Engineering Department and Political Science department.

The MC Dr. Yusuf Wasiu opened the event by recognizing the VIPs of the event which included the Vice Chancellor, the dean of PG school, the special advisor to the VC on staff and student affairs, the DVC RICOR, the director of academic planning, the dean and deputy dean of management sciences, the dean of arts and social sciences, the HOD of political science department, the HOD of petroleum and gas engineering and the assistant director of student affairs.  

The Vice Chancellor welcomed everyone to the event and expressed his gratitude to everyone in attendance. He intimated the audience on the need to foster cordial relationships between the students and the management in order to ensure continuity.

The audience which comprised of the PHD students were given an opportunity to introduce themselves, the discipline and their places of work while dinner was served. 

The students all work at prestigious institutions and organizations in Nigeria not to mention but a few which include

  • The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)
  • The federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS)
  • The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) 
  • The Nigerian Police Force 
  • The deputy registrar from the Keffi State Polytechnic
  • Some of our staff who are lecturers or administrative staff in the university. 
  • A deputy Director at Economic Community of West African States.

The event ended at 7:40pm as gift packages were shared to the students courtesy of the Nile University Management.

Nurse Hub Africa Symposium

TheNurse Hub Africa had its symposium themed: EFFECT OF DRUG AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE ON OUR YOUTH, which took place on the 21st May 2019 and is targeted at youth and drug abuse issues.It had in attendance the Deputy Director of the Student Affairs Department and other staff of the university. Key issues were discussed and also ways of tacking them were suggested and explained. They talked on things like:

The Principles of a purpose driven lifestyle and how it apply

The importance of education and the concept of creativity thinking

The impact of patriotism on Nation Building and Development

Harmful effect of drug and substance abuse and how victims can be helped out of itAnd much more

2019 Nile Premier League

The Guidance and Counselling unit in collaboration with the Sports department also had its yearly Premier league tournament. It’s the third of its kind since its start and various teams within the school come to participates. Its a 5-aside tournament that takes place for a month and at the end of the weeks of battle, the team with the highest number of points wins the league and is issued trophy and medals. It has a total of 14 teams who participated all in allThis years league had Los Blancos as the winners, followed by Legends and third place AMG.The golden boot award goes to Abiden Almakura who has the highest goals during the tournament

Business Club Handover Ceremony

The Business Club, being one of the most active clubs had its handover ceremony to mark the end of the tenure for the current executives and signal the beginning of a new administration with new executives sworn in after the transition. The theme of the event was “The next level” and the members of the club officially welcomed its new executives to take the club to The Next Level.

It had in attendance Assoc. Prof. Gylic Jelilov (Dean Faculty of Arts and Social Science), the Deputy Director of Student Affairs Mrs. Modupe F Aleshinliye and the Senior Executive Officer, CELL, Umar Babani Mashio, who was the club advisor as well

2nd MSS Quranic Competition

The Muslim Student Society, Nile University of Nigeria Chapter organised its second annual Quranic Competition which has 47 participants both students and staff from various departments of the university. It was a two day event and it has different categories which are:

  • 20 Juz reading
  • 10 Juz hadda only
  • 5 Juz reading
  • 2 Juz reading

The three best reciters according to tajweed rules will get to win N20,000 (first prize), N15,000 (second prize) and N10,000 (third prize)

Nile Phoenix Awards Night 2019

The student Affairs Department in collaboration with the Student representative council organised yet again another Phoenix Awards Night for their students and staff inclusive.It had in attendance a famous artist (Mayor Kun) who blessed the night with his outstanding performance.Awards were issued to best and hard working students and staff alike based on different categories.

Model United Nations Symposium 2019

The Nile University of Nigeria Model United Nations (NUNMUN) Organised its first symposium on Thursday 2nd May 2019 themed: Building a Culture of Model United Nations.

Prominent well-recognised figures in the Model UN community were invited. Such as Mr Chika Nwaozuzu the Chairman & Director of the Nigerian Society of Model United Nations, Mr M.I Abdulbakai, the Chief Director of Abuja International Model United Nations, Mr Muhammed Bamalli; a multiple attendee of model UN & the Ag. Director of Student Affairs Department at Nile University of Nigeria, and Dr Sherrif Ghali, a senior lecturer at the University of Abuja and the Staff Advisor for Abuja International Model UN.

The event ran smoothly and students were sensitised on the niceties of the Model UN & its importance

Pre Ramadan Lecture 2019

The Muslim Student Society of Nigeria, Nile University of Nigeria chapter held its pre-Ramadan lecture to enlighten the muslim students and staff concerning the virtues of Ramadan. It was delivered by Sheikh Abdullahi Musa Abu Jabir (Penabdul) where he started by stressing on the importance of the state of preparedness for the holy month of Ramadan and went further to explain the verse of the Qur’an which Allah made Ramadhan fast obligatory and stressed on the objective which is to attain piety.

He stated that among the numerous virtues of Ramadhan is the revelation of the glorious book of Allah which is meant to be recited and pondered or reflected upon in the sacred month of Ramadhan.

Among the virtues the sheik mentioned is the opening of the gate of paradise and the closure of the gate of hell which makes it easier for a believer to enter paradise if he or she dies in the month of Ramadhan.

The night of Laylatul Qadr was also said to be one of the virtues of Ramadhan.  The Sheikh accentuated on seeking forgiveness if one happens to witness the night of Laylatul qadr.

Charity in the month of Ramadhan was explained as one of the virtues of Ramadhan. The Sheikh stressed on the reward of giving especially in the month of Ramadhan.

In his quest to succinctly explain the virtues of Ramadhan he touched different topics such as Tahajjud and its importance and as well the nitty- gritties.  Tahajjud and Allah’s forgiveness were said to be among the virtues of Ramadhan.  The guest lecturer talked about a number of other things which are related to fasting and it virtues.   However,  generally,  the lecturer underscored the virtues of Ramdhan and motivated his audience to prepare well to harness the countless reward it brings forth.