June 2018
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi and other eminent Nigerians are to recieve honourary awards at the 23rd convocation ceremonies of the Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti.
Oba Ogunwusi, is to be honoured with a Doctorate degree in Public Administration at the ceremonies slated for June 23, 2018.
The former Registrar of West African Examinations Council (WAEC) and that of University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University, Chief Alex Ajayi, Mr. Abiodun Adedapo, Dr. Olasehinde Olatunji, Mr. Israel Ovirih and Dr. Falil Ayo Abina, are to be honoured with Doctor of Public Administration, Doctor of Finance, Doctor of Public Administration and Doctor of Economics, respectively.
The University’s Vice Chancellor, Prof. Samuel Oye Bandele, who spoke at a pre-convocation press conference in Ado Ekiti yesterday, said the institution had set up work-study programme, where indigent students would work for the institution and get paid on monthly basis to finance their education to reduce drop out on account of poverty.
The EKSU’s vice chancellor disclosed that a total of 9,796 students will be graduated, out of which 49 bagged First Class honour degrees.

Read on;Pathway to a successful career

Bandele said the university just secured full accreditation for 35 courses with three placed on interim status by National Universities Commission (NUC), saying this will boost academic performances in the institution when students realise that they have good prospects.He said the foregoing achievements were a follow up to the approval given by NUC for the running of 11 new courses, these included: Insurance, Actuarial Science, Library and Information Science, Marketing, Cooperative and Rural Development and Tourism Studies.
Others, according to the Vice Chancellor were: Educational Technology, Entrepreneurship, Industrial Relations and Personnel Management, Anatomy and Philosophy.
“The reason for these new courses is that, we are in the world of competition. Our people need a break away from traditional courses to make them competitive in this 21st century economy”, he said.
The VC added that the university is making good exploits in academics, with many of its academic staff and students leading in national and global academic competitions.
He said one of the students of the university, Tosin Oribamise, is to represent Nigeria and Africa in Table Tennis Competition in Argentina in October.
“We are really committed to contribute to our environment. The EKSU Water, EKSU blocks and books have taken over the market in Ekiti and our bakery will soon take off.
“This is part of the ways to ensure that we shore up our IGR to be able to meet demands of academics, staff and other things that will promote this university and make them competitive in the labour market”, he said.
Also,The Ekiti State University, wishes to inform all graduands, parents, guardians and the general public as well as friends of the University that the activities marking its 23rd Convocation Ceremonies will take place as scheduled below:
(I) Event: Vice-Chancellor’s Press Conference
Venue: New Senate Chamber Time: 10.00 am
(ii) Event: Convocation Play
Title: Trial of Brother Jero Venue: Main Auditorium Time: 12.00Noon
(iii) Event: Football Match Venue: Sports Pavillon Time: 3:00p.m.
(i) Event: Environmental Sanitation
Time: 10.00am
(ii) Event: Vice-Chancellor’s Reception
Venue: 3,000-Lecture Theatre, University Main Campus, Ado – Ekiti Time:
4:00 p.m.
(i) Event: Convocation Lecture
Lecturer: Professor Peter Okebukola, OFR (Former Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC) & Pro-Chancellor, Crawford University, Igbesa, Ogun State)
Topic: Can the dry bones rise again? a peep into the Revitalization
Story of the Nigerian University System
Venue: Main Auditorium
Time: 12:00 Noon
(ii) Event: Alumni Night Venue: 3,000-Seater Lecture Theatre Time: 4:00 p.m.
(I) Event: Conferment of First Degrees and Award of Prizes Venue: University Main Auditorium Time: 10:00 a.m
(ii) Event: Dinner for the friends of the University Venue: New Senate Chamber Time: 4.00p.m
(I) Event: Award of Honorary Degree, Conferment of Higher Degrees,
Postgraduate Diplomas and Award of Prizes
Venue: University Main Auditorium
Time: 10.00 a.m.

Read on;Excellence mind shift

(I) The Convocation ceremonies will involve the students who graduated from the University in the 2016 /2017 academic session in all programmes.
(ii) Academic robes and invitation cards will be available for collection from Faculty Officers/Secretaries of Faculties/Schools/ /Programmes from Monday, 11th June, 2018 upon payment of the following prescribed charges (excluding commission):
First Degree/Diplomas – N 7,500.00 Master’s/Post Graduate Diplomas – N12,500.00
Ph.D. Degree – N25,000.00
(a) Kindly pay the stipulated amount into EKSU IGR Account No. 1008844821 in any branch of UBA Plc stating clearly your Name, Matriculation Number, Faculty, Department and year of graduation at the top of the Teller.
(b) The printed receipt of payment for robes should be kept intact as it will be required for collection of certificates/transcripts in future.
(iii) The deadline for the submission of academic robes is Tuesday, 19th June, 2018, after which a late submission charge of Two Thousand, Five Hundred Naira (N2,500.00) per day will be paid.
(iv) Damage or loss of an academic robe will attract a penalty of N50,000.
(I) Granduands who have completed their clearance will be eligible to collect their certificates during convocation with the payment of Fifteen Thousand Naira (N15,000) only. The payment of fifteen thousand naira (N15,000) is a concession for those who attend the convocation ceremonies only. The amount will revert to N25,000 after the Convocation Ceremonies.
1. Original Statement of Result/Notification of Result;
2. Student’s Identity Card or letter of Identification from the Department;
3. Two Passport Photographs;
4. Payment of N15,000 into EKSU IGR Account Number (UBA)1008844821
5. Evidence of Clearance from (a) Alumni Office; (b) Advancement Centre and (c) Academic Affairs office
Each graduand is entitled to two invitation cards. The invitation cards and a set of academic robe would be available for collection on presentation of receipt. Convocation Brochure will be distributed to accredited graduating students inside the hall.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Samuel Oye Bandele congratulates the graduating students on behalf of the University Community and wishes all participants a wonderful ceremony.

Coconut is a fruit which belongs to the Cocos nucifera palm. Its outer part is of green in colour which turns brown as it matures. Underneath the hard shell is the white edible meat. The freshly harvested coconut contains sweet water which is extremely beneficial for health. Coconut is a healthy nut that can be used safely as a food. It is mainly reaction free. The kernel is not only healthy but is also safe to be eaten during pregnancy.
Coconuts have slowly become a very hot and versatile food commodity, and are being used in everything from our daily cuisine to our beauty regimens. Not too long ago coconuts had a bad reputation as being an artery clogging, cholesterol packed food that contributed to heart disease. Today however, the coconut is making a huge comeback as the new miracle food. Coconuts are highly nutritious, rich in fiber, and packed with essential vitamins and minerals.
 It is one of very versatile and indispensable food item for millions of inhabitants of South and southeast Asia and Pacific islands. It is one of the most sought after ingredients in the kitchen since it employed in almost each and every recipe prepared in these parts of the world.
Cocos nucifera belongs to the large Palmaceae family of palm trees. Coco palm grows well in the tropical climates. The palm requires moist, sandy, well drained soil and flourishes well all along the saline rich coastal regions.
From culinary creations to magic beauty potions, coconuts pack a good punch . What is it about this exotic food that continues to tantalize and intimidate us at the same time? Let’s explore more of the amazing health benefits of coconuts and what they have to offer.

Benefits of Coconut
1. Improves digestion and absorption of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals

2. Coconut is a very versatile and indispensable food item for most people under the tropical belt. It is a complete food rich in calories, vitamins, and minerals. A medium-sized nut carrying 400 g edible meat and some 30-150 ml of water may provide almost all the daily-required essential minerals, vitamins, and energy of an average-sized individual.

3. Coconut improves the insulin secretion and utilization of blood glucose. It controls diabetes by positively affecting the hormones for blood sugar control. This slows down the rise in blood sugar level and helps to reduce glycemic cravings. Coconut benefits quick digestion and other symptoms associated with digestive and bowel disorders. It supports absorption of nutrients and minerals while providing dietary fibre. It also reduces vomiting and nausea.

4. Coconut has antifungal and antibacterial properties. Gargling for 20 minutes with a spoonful of oil (AKA oil pulling ) can help clear up germs in the mouth, leading to fresher breath, whiter teeth, and healthier gums.

5. Coconut water is a very refreshing drink to beat tropical summer thirst. The juice is packed with simple sugar, electrolytes, minerals, and bioactive compounds such as cytokinin, and enzymes such as acid phosphatase, catalase, dehydrogenase, peroxidase, polymerases, etc. Altogether, these enzymes aid in digestion and metabolism.

6. Coconut is also beneficial in treating dangerous fats in the abdominal cavity. Abdominal fats are the most dangerous of all the fats and are associated with various diseases. A 200 grams of coconut serving daily can lead to significant reduction in both BMI and waist circumference in just 12 weeks.

7. Dandruff and dry scalp go hand in hand. To send moisture right to the roots with a nightly coconut oil treatment. Just apply lightly to roots and massage in, which will also stimulate hair growth.

8. A ketogenic diet is a low carb diet which is used to treat various disorders. Its best known application is treating epilepsy in children. The diet involves eating little carbs and large amounts of fat which can lead to increased concentrations of ketone bodies in the blood. This diet can dramatically reduce the rate of seizures in epileptic children.

9. Helps keep hair and skin healthy and youthful looking, prevents wrinkles, sagging skin, age spots, and provides sun protection

10. Helps protect the body from cancers due to insulin reduction, removal of free radicals that cause premature aging and degenerative disease

11. You can use hot coconut oil as a pre-shampoo treatment to soothe dry hair before you shampoo and condition. Leave in for at least an hour for an allover moisturizing treatment.

12. The kernel is an excellent source of minerals such as copper, calcium, iron ,
manganese , magnesium, and zinc.

13. Coconut water contains crucial electrolytes that help in maintaining hydration. People involved in easy workouts and other strenuous activities should include as much coconut water as they can in their diet. Coconut water replaces the lost electrolytes, provides hydration and increases immune response. It is a better alternative to water as it is tastier than plain water and is loaded with nutrition.

14. It is also a very good source of B-complex vitamins such as folates, riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, and pyridoxine. These vitamins are essential in the sense that body requires them from external sources to replenish.

15. Eating coconuts regularly supports the development of healthy bones and teeth. It improves the body’s ability to absorb calcium and manganese which aid bone development. It also prevents osteoporosis, a condition which makes the bones thin and fragile and loses its density. Thus it is a healthy alternative for those who are lactose intolerant.

16. Coconut oil, if used on skin prevents dryness and flakiness and keeps it moisturised and supple. It also supports the skin and works to repair the damage it has acquired over time. It eases a common skin condition called neurosis, which is characterized by dry, rough and flaky skin . It also reduces the severity of atopic dermatitis which is prone to infections like Staphylococcus aurous.
Use of coconut cleanses and neutralizes the toxins, fungi and bacteria on the outer layers of the skin which not only detoxifies but also builds the skin’s natural immune system(click here to read on how to boost your immune system) and protection.

17. Coconut meat and water contain a good amount of potassium. 100 g of fresh meat contains 356 mg or 7.5% of daily required levels of potassium.

18. Eating coconut regularly boosts oxygen in the skin and promotes blood circulation. Our cells need adequate amount of oxygen which can only be made possible by proper circulation in the body that carries oxygen. This allows proper breathing of the skin and promotes healthy and flawless complexion.

19. Reduces risk of heart health and improves good cholesterol (HDL)

20.Coconut can also help you to get shiny and silky hair.
The Vitamin K and iron content in coconut maintain the health of the hair and impart shine to it.

The benefits and uses of coconuts continue to impress, especially in the kitchen with creative
culinary delights. Due to its health advantages and natural low glycemic index rating, coconuts have replaced cream and butter and refined sugar and flour. The health benefits of coconuts have allowed more and more products that enable a broader use for coconuts to surface. Here is a list of coconut products that have replaced some of our common, everyday ingredients for healthier, delicious recipes.

Coconut flour
Coconut flour is simply dried, ground up coconut meat. Coconut flour is gluten-free , low in carbohydrates, high in fiber, and ideal for baking.

Coconut Milk & Cream
Coconut milk is made by mixing shredded, fresh coconut meat with water, then squeezing it through a sieve or cheesecloth. The thick, creamy liquid that comes out is coconut milk and can be used for Thai curries and stews. Coconut cream on the other hand is basically coconut milk without all the water. It is thicker and pastier. If you want to make a thicker coconut curry without all the added liquid, use coconut cream in place of milk.

Coconut Sugar
Coconut sugar is derived from the coconut sap, the sweet juice extracted when the budding flower is just about to grow. This process offers a delicious, sweet taste similar to brown sugar with a hint of caramel, with vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. Coconut sugar is considered a low glycemic food and is diabetic friendly. Use coconut sugar as you would commonly use other sugars and sweeteners.
The wonders of coconuts never cease to amaze. They can add flavor, variety, and healthy nutrients to our diet. Fans of coconuts these days are raving about the health and beauty powers that range from consuming coconuts both externally and internally.

Coconut water
Coconut water is very refreshing and contains simple sugars, electrolytes, minerals, acid phosphatise, catalase, dehydrogenise, peroxidise and polymerases. Not just the water, its oil is also classified as a super food. Its unique combination of fatty acids can have profound effects on your health.

Coconut is a very healthy fruit(click here to read on benefit of fruit you probably have not heard of) that can be used safely as food. There are no reported allergic reactions of any sort notified so far following its consumption. Its sweet delicious kernel is not only cherished in healthy but considered safe and nutritious in pregnancy, infants as well as in sickness conditions.
Over the years, fashion designers have been popularized, recognised, for their ability not only to dictate the present, but most importantly their power to influence the future.
From latest trends, vintage wears, to luxury goods, fashion affect our lives and our sense of appreciation. How then do a group of people influence the world So that it depends on them.
How does a fashion designer think and How do they influence the world.
Faith Ayoola a renowned Creative Fashion Designer with many of productive experience.
When I started out in my present career I thought being a fashion designer was just cutting and joining pieces of fabric,but then I discovered that this method of thinking was crippling because I was no different from your local seamstress.
Then I started thinking and researching on how fashion designers think and how they affect every facet of life,in my research I discovered change
I then realised that change was a constant disruptive feature of life and the fashion industry more than most thrives on change.
Fashion also creates a desire for change but you might say fashion doesn't affect you
But if you remember vividly the last time you bought a piece of clothing it was to replace a piece of worn out clothing.
At the end of my research my perspective on fashion design is different.

I would say a fashion designer is a person with the capacity, and tools that can be used to relay,affect and change human behavior.... and change the world at large and yes the difference was clear I was no longer a "Help adjust this tailor "
Now What I  want to talk about is that you can fashion your future by using some of the ways a fashion designer thinks and also having a successful career (click here to read on pathway to a successful career)

ways to think like a fashion designer
1)widen your imagination
Imagination is a fantastic,  free, limitless resource that everyone has,and a true way of widening your imagination is to be creative everyday.
Creativity here is not in terms if your skills or talents,a lot of people do the same things everyday
Even though they know the results are not favourable.
Fashion designers do not have routines, they use their imagination to create new ideas and inventions,So we should try to do a different thing everyday day.

For example take a new route to work, try a different flavour of ice cream,greet someone you would normally ignore

2)be curious
Fashion designers are constantly curious about What goes on around them.
Fashion designers are curious about everything from science to accounting as they are constantly seeking inspiration,Information has never been easier to access. So next time you are online read a different article,something on architecture or maths just go out of your comfort zone

3)Be observant
Fashion designers aren't witches or seers, they can't decipher the future,Fashion designers watch and follow emerging trends.
They constantly strive to stay ahead of a curves.they constantly look for patterns that seem to weave into a new trend
As an individual you must look around you for emerging trends and find out how to become involved so as not to be left behind

4) don't overlook simple familiar things
Every inspiring prose or book or movie you have gone through was created from the simple 26 letters of the English alphabet
fashion designers use simple things (like a tee shirt) to create new products. When you use simple and familiar things well you can create endlessly

5)have lots of ideas But don't fall in love with them all
Fashion designers must have thousands of ideas But they select on the best,every second we get new ideas.
This topic I am speaking on took more than a week's  preparation,with me constantly testing it with people to see their reactions.
Imagine I tried using that one week to develop a hundred ideas
My communication would be sloppy if I didn't already pass out due to exhaustion
So remember that you need time, energy and expertise to develop an idea

6)Share your ideas
I remember in primary school after doing my assignment the next day a friend of mine would ask to see it and I would tell him to back off. Because I was afraid he was going to copy it,i realised late that I was my own undoing, I got most answers wrong while the rest of the class had higher grades
Sharing your ideas allows external influence in your material
I discovered someone may copy your idea But then they serve as a test run for your idea so you look at their pitfalls and refashion your ideas a solution to theirs

7)Be an influencer
The amount of your followers on social media or your power over others doesn't prove influence.
Back in 1950's Fashion designers described how to get clothing right,but people wanted to be different so fashion started to loose It's foothold
Now fashion designers have allowed people develop their own styles by working and learning from different influencers,so don't just be a boss influence people.

8)don't be afraid to try new things and make mistakes
Most mistakes are easily remedied,when Fashion designers make mistakes, they are public and very embarrassing.
Fashion designers learn resilience and get back on

9) be optimistic
No one knows tomorrow not even the fashion designer,learn how to be positive even when you are pushing a foreign idea,we can fashion fashion our future by thinking more like a fashion designer.

To read more:www.godzgeneralblog.com or GodzGeneral on facebook