Education

Saraki, Kwara govt lock horns over distribution of educational materials to schools

ILORIN – Kwara State Government and former President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki are at each other’s necks over the distribution of instructional materials to public secondary schools in Kwara central senatorial district. The government positioned that the erstwhile Senate President jumped protocol by taking the materials to schools directly without carrying the ministry of education along. The state also added that personal identities of the former Senate President were emblazoned on them, stressing that it was not aware of the distribution of these instructional materials. But Saraki countered that the state government’s position, stating the the ministry has misconceptions about the true picture of the processes involved in [Read]

Police warn against illegal assembly as NANS ‘relocates’ to Ekiti

EKITI – The administrative machinery of the National Association of Nigerians Students (NANS) will relocate to Ado-Ekiti in response to the killing of two students of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti ((FUOYE), its National Secretary, Comrade Yusuf Farouk, has said. The students last Tuesday protested in Oye-Ekiti over incessant power outage in the community, leading to an attack on the convoy of the governor’s wife, Erelu Fayemi, while on an empowerment and advocacy tour to engage with women in the local government. They were said to have engaged the security operatives detailed with the governor’s wife in a clash. Two persons were killed and several others injured. Over a dozen of [Read]

CRISES: FUOYE sets up panel to investigate cause of protest

EKITI – The Vice Chancellor (VC) of Federal University Oye Ekiti (FUOYE), Prof. Kayode Soremekun , has set up a 12-member investigative panel to unravel the cause of Tuesday’s protest by students of the institution. ‎The Director of Administration, FUOYE, Mr Olatunbosun Odusanya, in statement, said that the step was part of measures to prevent such occurrence and promote academic excellence, also promised to sanitize the university system. ‎He said that the panel, has the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Abayomi Fasinaas chairman and Mrs Blessing Eyiolorunpe, is the secretary. Other members are Prof. Peter Oladele, Mr Paul Ogidi, Dr Dosu Malomo, Dr Oyedokun Alli, Dr Chika Asoqwa, Mr Mufutau Ibrahim [Read]

So sad! Abducted Ondo varsity professor found dead inside bush

The remains of the abducted professor of Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Professor Gideon Okedayo, has been found. The university don was abducted by gunmen last week Thursday on Igara road in Akoko Edo, Edo state while travelling to his hometown. A source at the University confirmed to SaharaReporters that the dead body of the lecturer was found inside a bush. “It is sad. They have killed Prof. Okedayo. We learnt about his gruesome killing yesterday (Monday) night. We were called from the police station that they have found his dead body. “And they confirmed to us that he must have been murdered by his abductors. This is [Read]

Nigerians will soon stone senators – ASUU President

ABEOKUTA – The National President, Academic Staff Union of Universities, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi has said Nigerians will soon begin to stone Senators who have remained insensitive to the plights of Nigerians, feeding fat on the taxes collected from hardworking Nigerians. Ogunyemi stated this while speaking with newsmen shortly after ASUU’s National Executive Council meeting held in the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun state. In his words; ”They move about in armoured cars at a time when those who suffered in the rain and sun to put them in office are languishing in abject poverty. “They are insensitive to the point that they are telling us they want to buy [Read]

Cyber Crime Suspect ‘Professor’, Jide-Oni Not Our Staff, Says OAU

OSUN  – The management of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, has denied any link with Charles Jide-Oni, the cyber crime suspect who claimed to be a ‘professor’ at the institution. Jide-Oni, 60, was arraigned in a federal high court in Lagos on Wednesday by the EFCC for allegedly defrauding his victims of several millions of naira through false pretence. Reacting to the matter, Public Relations Officer of the University, Abiodun Olanrewaju, on Friday, told PREMIUM TIMES that the institution has no lecturer with such name whether in the past or now in the institution. [READ ALSO] EFCC arraigns OAU Professor over cyber crime Olanrewaju, who was responding to questions asked [Read]

256 dead teachers, others draw salary in Benue – SUBEB chair

MAKURDI – The Chairman of Benue State Universal Basic Education Board, Matthew Mnyam, has said no fewer than 256 dead public primary school teachers and other undisclosed numbers of retired teachers were on the payroll of the state. Mnyam made this disclosure on Friday in Makurdi, the state capital, while briefing journalists on the activities of his board. The SUBEB boss, who said he was mandated by the state Governor, Samuel Ortom, to sanitise the board, revealed that on assumption of office he carried out verification exercise where he discovered the rot. He also disclosed that some female primary school teachers who by marriage had resigned and left the state [Read]

We’ll pay LAUTECH salaries owed by Osun Govt — Oyo Gov, Makinde

IBADAN – Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo, says the state will have to pay off the salary owed to workers of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso by Osun state.  Makinde said this during a media chat on his first 100 days in office with BCOS TV. The governor said the decision to pay the salary is so that students don’t suffer. The university is co-owned by both Oyo and Osun states. Makinde explained that an agreement to split the institution during the rule of Adebayo Alao-Akala (Oyo) and Olagunsoye Oyinlola (Osun) was signed but never implemented. He added that he would not shy away from splitting the [Read]

Teacher allegedly rapes, impregnates 12-year-old pupil

YOLA – A 37-year-old teacher at Gurel Primary School, Namtari, a community in Yola South Local Government Area of Adamawa State, has allegedly raped his 12-year-old pupil. NEWS FLAKES NG gathered that the girl has been confirmed pregnant by a referral centre where she was admitted for care. Bashir Tahir, a member of the Adamawa Hope Centre located at the state Specialist Hospital in Yola, where the girl was rushed to, confirmed yesterday that the girl had been impregnated, following the alleged rape by her class teacher, Nathan Yusuf. “She has received support and undergone medical tests. So far she is free from sexually transmitted diseases. But she will start [Read]

EFCC arraigns OAU Professor over cyber crime

OYO – The Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arraigned a sixty-year-old Charles Jide-Oni, who claimed to be a professor and lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State, before a Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos State for allegedly involving in cyber crime. The ‘Professor’ and 12 other internet fraud suspects before Justice Nicholas Oweibo, the Federal High Court vacation judge for the Southwest zone, on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 on obtaining on false pretence . Jide-Oni’s arraignment was sequel to the EFCC’s damning findings about the activities of an illegal financial outfit he floated through which he allegedly swindled his [Read]

MAPOLY Calls For Calm As Graduates Lament Delay in NYSC Mobilization

ABEOKUTA – Management of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta has appealed to the 2017/2018 HND graduates of the institution to exercise patience over the delay in their mobilisation for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme. The students who gained admission into the polytechnic in November 2016, were expected to complete their programme by November 2018 and be mobilised for the NYSC scheme. They were however said to be affected by the crises that engulfed the polytechnic when former Gov Ibikunle Amosun upgraded it to a university and relocated the polytechnic to Ipokia. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Lecturers of the polytechnic had refused their planned relocation to Ipokia, thereby [Read]

Student Runs Out Naked From Bathroom As Snakes Take Over Auchi Poly

EDO – Students, who reside in Auchi Polytechnic hostel, Estako West Local Government Area of Edo State have described the current situation within the institution as worrisome, calling on the school management to urgently arrest the ugly trend that may cause grievous harm to students, especially with the current alleged invasion of the hostel by reptiles. The hostel inhabitants, comprising students, canteen operators and business owners, told our reporter that they now live in fear as they don’t know who may likely be the next casualty concerning the recent discovery of snakes that now fall from the hostel ceilings. According to sources:- “We now live in fear over the recent [Read]

Gunmen abduct University Deputy Registrar

CALABAR – Unknown gunmen have kidnapped the Deputy Registrar, (College of Medicine), University of Calabar, Mrs Hannah Oboho from her house on Saturday August 31. Punch reports gunmen numbering about eight stormed the residence of the Deputy Registrar at about 8:00pm after returning from one of the ceremonies she attended. The Public Relations Officer of the university, Mr Effiong Eyo confirmed the abduction of the Senior Staff. He said he was informed of the incident through a text message sent by the victim’s son. “I just came into town. I will see the Chief Security Officer tomorrow (Monday). I only learnt from a text sent by the son that she [Read]

BREAKING: We’re Using National Idenfication Number for UTME 2020 Registration – Oloyede

ABUJA – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has announced its plan to use the National Identity Number issued by the National Identity Management Commission for the conduct of 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. JAMB Registrar, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, stated this in Abuja, when the Director, Bureau of Public Service Reforms, Mr Dasuki Arabi, visited him at the headquarters of the board in Abuja. He said said decision to introduce NIN to UTME was in line with the directive of the Federal Government that NIMC should be the primary data collection centre. He noted that the NIN would [Read]

Family Kicks As Undergraduates, Others Defile15-Year-Old Girl

The family of a 15- year – old girl, who was allegedly defiled by four men , including two undergraduates of the Federal College of Education (Technical ), Akoka, in the Yaba Local Council Development Area of Lagos State, has demanded justice for the victim.   The police, which confirmed the arrest of some of the suspects , Chibuzo Ezegbue, aka Khalifa, 24; Mudi Philip, aka Toto , 25; and Oluwabanwo Kolawole , 26, said a manhunt had been launched for Ayo Segun, aka Blackman, who has been on the run since the incident . PUNCH Metro gathered that the victim was at the institution to check on someone when [Read]