ADDRESS AT THE 24TH CONVOCATION LECTURE, UNIVERSITY OF PORT HARCOURT – FULFILLING THE MANDATE

FULFILLING THE MANDATE, RIVERS STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. 24th CONVOCATION LECTURE By Nimi D. Briggs. JP,KSC, OON, MB, BS (Lag); MD (Lag); FRCOG; FWACS; FICS; FMOG (NIG); FAS. Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Port Harcourt on 3 may, 2012 OPENING REMARKS To be invited to deliver a university convocation lecture is a unique privilege […]

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ADDRESS AT THE 21ST CONVOCATION (SPECIAL), AT THE HAGUE, HOLLAND

Nigeria and Petroleum Oil It was on the 15th of March 1956, that crude oil — which is often referred to as the black gold — was first discovered in Nigeria, in commercial quantities. The site was a little village called Oloibiri which was then in the Eastern Region of Nigeria and following the creation […]

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Address at the 21st Convocation Ceremony (Special) in Paris, France

ADDRESS BY THE VICE-CHANCELLOR AT THE 21ST CONVOCATION (SPECIAL) ON THE OCCASION OF THE CONFERMENT OF AN HONORARY DEGREE ON THIERRY DESMAREST IN PARIS, FRANCE ON 21ST JUNE, 2005 Your Excellency, Ambassador Geofrey Prewariye, Nigeria’s Ambassador to France. Alhaji L.A.K Jimoh, Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council of the University of Port Harcourt. Mr. […]

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Address at the 21st Convocation Ceremony of University of Port Harcourt

AN ADDRESS BY THE VICE-CHANCELLOR PROFESSOR NIMI D. BRIGGS TO MARK THE DAY OF THE 21ST CONVOCATION CEREMONY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PORT HARCOURT ON SATURDAY, 5TH MARCH, 2005 Prefatory Remarks January 2000, the commencement of a new millennium, fortuitously, coincided with my appointment as the Vice-Chancellor of this great university. My appointment was first […]

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Address to the 21st Convocation Ceremony

TWENTY-FIRST CONVOCATION: AN ADDRESS BY THE VICE-CHANCELLOR, PROFESSOR NIMI BRIGGS ON FRIDAY, 4TH MARCH, 2005 Let me start by observing a well-known African tradition — that of welcoming visitors and ensuring their comfort first and foremost before any discussion on matters of the moment. So I extend, on behalf of the University, a very warm […]

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Address to the 2005 Graduating Medical Students

AN ADDRESS BY THE VICE-CHANCELLOR, PROFESSOR NIMI BRIGGS TO THE GRADUATING MEDICAL STUDENTS CLASS OF 2005, JANUARY 31ST, 2005 Like your parent university, your set is unique in many ways, not least by the fact that your stay in the university and its medical school have coincided with a period when many positive changes have […]

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Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow – Address at the 25 Years Anniversary and 20th Convocation Ceremony

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS AND 20TH CONVOCATION CEREMONY. THE UNIVERSITY OF PORT HARCOURT — YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW SATURDAY, 13TH DECEMBER 2003 It is with tremendous pleasure that I welcome you all to Silver Jubilee Anniversary Celebrations and the 20th Convocation Ceremony of the University of Port Harcourt. Between 1975 and 1977, the then Federal […]

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