The University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) has won the 2016 All-Nigeria Universities Debating Championship (ANUDC) which took place at the Covenant University, Sango-Ota, Ogun State between July 9 and July 16, 2016.
Students from Unilorin defeated their colleagues from 19 other universities to emerge champions in the fourth edition of the contest.
Members of Team Unilorin included: Agbede Tobiloba and Adekunbi Ademola (Team Murtala Muhammad); Abolarin Muhammad and Ambrose Omolola (Team Dora Akunyili); Bukola Smith and Usman Rukayat (Team Michael Okpara); and Jimoh Omotayo and Abikan Hawau (Team Stella Adadevoh) while for the Public Speaking Category, the students were: Usman Halimaa Ojone and Sanusi Sodiq.
The University of Calabar (UNICAL) came second while the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), took the third position.
Other universities that participated in the tournament were: the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Osun State University, Osogbo (UNIOSUN); the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO); the University of Port-Harcourt, Imo State University, Owerri; and the host Covenant University, Sango-Ota.
Others were Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti; Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka; the University of Medical Sciences, Ondo; Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki; Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma; Evangel University, Igbinedion University, Okada, Benin City; Ibrahim Babangida University, Lapai; and Godfrey Okoye University
Speaking at the event, the President of the ANUDC Council, Dr. Ndubuisi Osuagwu, praised the host University and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the tournament for “being a great team player with the Council, a high sense of responsibility and organization and for putting in place a most orderly championship, which clearly differs from previous experience”.