History Of IBBUL

Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Lapai (IBBUL) is a modern, outward-looking institution, committed to engaging with the major issues of our times. A leading multidisciplinary university, IBBUL today is a true academic powerhouse. The University was established by the Niger State University Law of 2005 and commenced academic activities during the 2005/2006 academic session.

” The University is named after the former Head of States Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (GCFR) popularly referred to as IBB, as a mark of honour to one of the most illustrious sons of the State, and former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, who has led indelible footprints on the sands of the history of our time.” – Engr. Abdulkadir A. Kure (FNSE), Former Governor of Niger State and Visitor, IBBU.

We have a national reach and global vision. A good number of IBBU students come from within and outside Niger State, attracted from all over the country and even neighboring countries. Much of the energy of IBBUL’s life comes from our students, who are clever, curious about the world and passionate about making a difference. Student life here is challenging. We provide opportunity and leadership in teaching and research, entrepreneurship, volunteering and general study. We admit excellent students – from all backgrounds – and we work with them to develop and excel.

At IBBUL, our research strategy commits us to addressing Nigerian educational Challenges, by working together right across the University in order to tackle the problems that face us today – in national and global health, sustainable cities, intercultural understanding, and human well-being. We believe in undertaking fundamental research and in applying its findings.

    Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida(Rtd), Former President – Fed. Rep. Of Nigeria.

  • Objectives of IBBU

The objectives for which the University was established are:

  • To encourage the advancement of learning and afford all persons without distinction of race, creed, sex, religion, ethnic group, political conviction, the opportunity of acquiring a higher and liberal education.
  • To provide courses of instruction and other facilities for the pursuit of learning in all its programmes, and to make those facilities available on proper terms to such persons who are equipped to benefit from them.
  • To encourage and promote scholarship and to conduct research in all fields of learning and human endeavor.
  • To relate its activities to the social and economic needs of the people of Niger State in particular and the Nation at large.
  • To undertake any other activites appropriate for a University of the highest standard.

  • Vision Statement
  • To be a World-Class Centre of excellence driven by people, partnership and technology.

  • Mission Statement
  • Committed to Producing World-Class graduates for the pursuit of all round excellence through quality research, teaching and community service.

  • Closing Statement

In light of the above, the approach of the University shall be to evolve policies and programmes, which will make the University distinct academically, in addition to the national reforms in higher education rather than a mere quantitative expansion of facilities that already exist elsewhere. The University is concentrating on some major academic programmes which are of relevance to the State and the development of the nation.


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Consequent upon the desire by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) to establish a Maritime Institute at IBBU Lapai, Niger State, a Committee was appointed on the 29th April, 2013 by the University with the mandate to develop the academic curriculum of an Institute and to make recommendations for staffing (both academic and non-academic), facilities and other things that are critical to the commencement of Professional Post Graduate Diploma Programme in Maritime Studies.
  • The Management invites applications from propective candidates into Professional Postgraduate Diploma Programs in Maritime Studies
IBBU Institute for Maritime Studies will be a career oriented and globally recognized centre of excellence in maritime education.


To produce highly qualified and versatile world class Maritime Professionals for international competitiveness.
Latest News

The Form into the Postgraduate Diploma is now on sale.

Applicants for admission into Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Maritime Studies are advised to proceed to the nearest Zenith Bank to pay for the application form fee after completing the online form registration using the details below.



Account Number: 1013505188
Amount: Five Thousand Five Hundred Naira ( 5,500 ) Only.

NOTE: Use the form number assigned to you during the online form registration as the name of DEPOSITOR, do not use your name to avoid delay in verification of your payment. This is an alternative payment system pending when the Online Payment System will be reactivated.

Proposed ban: Mercy Johnson replies marketers

Nollywood actress Mercy Johnson has reacted to the proposed plan by movie marketers to ban her for being too expensive; making it clear she would not back down on her figures.

Mercy reportedly charges between N1.8 to N2m for her movie roles.

Read her tweets below

*Mercy Johnson

*Mercy Johnson

Vanguard’s Benjamin Njoku had earlier reported of underground plans by the movie marketers under the aegis of Film and Video Producers and Marketers Association of Nigeria, FVPMAN, to blacklist Mercy Johnson Okojie,, in what they call, “ Withdrawing of service from her.”

Nollywood stars, Omotola Jolade Ekeinde, Genevieve Nnaji, Richard Mofe Damijo and Nkem Owoh in 2005 were the first Nollywood stars to reportedly come under the blacklist hammer of marketers after they allegedly began charging N1m for their roles.

The alleged blacklist ultimately gave other actresses like Ini Edo and Uche Jumbo the opportunity to rise to stardom.

Mercy has been warned she may suffer severe consequences if she refuses to back down.

Should she?

your comments….


To celebrate 100 Years of Bilateral Relations between the United Kingdom and Nigeria, the British Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the British Council are launching a project to mark Nigeria’s Centenary.

This project, tagged ‘Young Art @ 100′, aims to, through art in schools, engage school age children in arts education and help them use the acquired skills to reflect on Nigeria’s centenary and the country’s relationship with Great Britain. It will also open up a new sphere of discourse and debate for the participating young people especially as Arts Education in young children has been proven to improve achievement and confidence.

The project will focus on: Developing artistic skills in school children, helping these children develop their own line of enquiry into the entity Nigeria focusing on the centenary and showcasing their artistic skills.

The British council, the organisation that is facilitating this project in partnership with the FCO, has selected 100 schools from 6 States in the 6 geo political zones in Nigeria for the project. Training will be delivered to 100 art teachers from these schools on how to engage children in various visual art forms including drawing, painting, textiles and sculpture.

According to Mohammed Ahmed, Assistant Director-British Council Nigeria.”The project will give many Nigerian students the opportunity to participate in public discourse about the past and future of Nigeria. Using creative arts provides an innovative exciting medium to express their hopes for the future.”

Participating States include: Abuja, Port Harcourt, Enugu, Kano, Lagos and Bauchi.

The training for the teachers of the schools selected will be facilitated by Biodun Omolayo Art Gallery. They have a team of facilitators who have experience working with children in the arts.Workshops for the teachers will start on 28 October and end on 01 November 2013.After the training the teachers are expected to return to their schools and transfer the knowledge garnered to their students. The teachers will also arrange competitions in their schools from which the best art works will be exhibited

Nollywood Sexiest: Behold the top 10

Finally, the quest is coasting home to the climax when the Sexiest Man and Woman shall be unveiled. Making the top ten is as good as going all the way even when the prizes will go the way of the top three winners.

The latest development has seen Benjamin Joseph and Nadia Buari taking their bow, wth the top ten emerging for the final lap. For the duo, it was like an handwriting on the wall as they have been tottering on the edge of ‘drop zone’ for weeks now.
How they stand.

Yul Edochie: Yul hasn’t got anything to worry about almost from the beginning of the ‘quest’. The first spot for him has been a sort of

Ramsey Nouah: Ramsey is still on second but for him to remain so or move up, he will all the help he can get. Shaking at 2nd.
Benson Okonkwo: Benson started as a low shot who is beginning to riding home like a prince in shinning armor. Each week has been an eventful one. Holding on to 3rd,

Pope Odowondo: There hasn’t been much separating Pope from Benson until a couple of weeks back when he let slip on his hold, thus allowing Benson a thrust forward. 4th place still.

Uti Nwachukwu: Uti always looked like a trouble brewing. Now as we come to the next phase he has overtaken Frank Artus, who is looking more shaky everyday. Uti is now 5th

Frank Artus: The Ghanaian star is practically living on the edge after having pushed to the 3rd spot and then finding himself on 6th now.

Ali Nuhu: Ali has been the quiet one, though, not without some measure of strength pushing him along. This gut seems to have a faithful follower-ship that don’t give up easily. 7th place not bad.

Van Vicker: Another Ghanaian that started like a train ready to devour everything along its path, but somehow lost the will to fight. He started on 2nd, 3rd but now chilling at 8th

Odunlade Adekola: The only Yoruba star left in the ‘quest’ and this may turn out to be a strength rather than a weakness but whichever way it swings, a couple of months is all that is there to see. On 9th.

Mike Ezuruonye: Mike was looking like a guy on his way out a couple of weeks back but by some touch of genius he is still in the reckoning. Last man in at 10th.

Tonto Dikeh: Tonto is now hanging on to the first place with all the tenacity she can muster because the next person to her is breathing hot down her neck.

Stephanie Okereke: Stephanie keeps missing shooting off Tonto by hairsbreadth but yet nothing missing her in her range. The ding-dong continues between the two. Nevertheless Stephanie remains 2nd.

Ebube Nwabo: Still keeping her 3rd spot even though Yvonne looks to be having bad intention week in, week out about her. The duo are also having a tussle of sort.

Yvonne Nelson: Yvonne is still at 4th but very restless. Though she lost her grip when she moved to 2nd at a point but she’s coming back so strong again.

Angela Okorie: Angela has the funniest story among the lots. At a point she was put up for eviction, then surviving it, she seemed to develop a phobia for the exit as she has pushed herself up to the 5th.

Colette Orji: Colette too has had a scary time at one point or the other but she has survived and still surviving. She holds on to the 6th place.


Biodun Okeowo: Biodun is also the only Yoruba actress remaining in the ‘quest’ and what a week she has had as she has moved to the 7th place.

Queeneth Hilbert: Queeneth is as good as they come even though she has had some turbulent stay in the quest. She’s now on 8th spot
Cynthia Agholor: Cynthia isn’t having a bad run, it is just that the ‘quest’ is getting more intense and too erratic for anyone to be able to stick to anything. She remains on 9th

Rita Dominic: Our leading lady isn’t having a fairytale outing in this ‘Sexiest’ business. She has come short of expectation but hanging on by the strand of her hair at 10th.

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