Education

OAU students kick as management bans unionism

OSUN – Students of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife on Tuesday took to the streets to protest against the alleged proscription of the students’ Union by management of the institution.  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the students under the aegis of Action Committee of the Great Ife Students’ Union said they are challenging the power of the university’s Vice Chancellor, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede to proscribe a “democratic union of the institution.” The protest affected free flow of traffic for about an hour at Olaiya Junction, where the aggrieved students gathered to sensitize members of the public about their plight. After the protest, the students led by Comrade Dunsin Olowolafe addressed a [Read]

Amosun inaugurates MAUSTECH Governing Council [SEE PHOTOS]

ABEOKUTA – A ten-member Governing Council of the Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology (MAUSTECH), Abeokuta, has been inaugurated by the Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the governor, after the inauguration ceremony, held at the Governor’s office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, yesterday, charged the council members to ensure a smooth take off of the new institution. Amosun said the university is expected to take off with the already existing structure of the former Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Ojere, which is now known as the Ogun State Polytechnic and relocated to Ipokia. “I am happy with the calibre of people in the council. We don’t just appoint [Read]

Meet Adeola Ahmed, FUNAAB’s first Female Students Union President After 31yrs of Existence [READ MORE]

AdeolaTawakalt Ahmed popularly known as D’ola has emerged as the first female Student Union President of the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Ogun State (FUNAAB) since the university was established 31 years ago. D’ola is a 400 Level student of the department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, College of Animal Science and Livestock Production (COLANIM), of the university. NEWS FLAKES NG further gathered that the new President of the Student Union after her emergence has assured her fellow students and the entire University Community that she won’t run a gender biased union. She said “This is not a unionism of gender, but a unionism of all by all and for [Read]

Mapoly, Ogun Poly Fix April 15 As Resumption Date For All Students [READ MORE]

The Management of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic and Ogun State Polytechnic have unanimously fixed Monday April 15, 2019 resumption date for all categories of students of the institutions.  This information was contained in a recent release signed by the institution’s Public Relations Officer [PRO], Yemi Ajibola which also urged the students concerned to complete their registration processes as well as payment of all necessary fees as soon as possible. [READ ALSO] MAPOLY debunks rumours of clash between Rector and New VC [READ MORE] See full release below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG; Authorities of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic and Ogun State Polytechnic have announced Monday, 15th April, 2019 as resumption date for [Read]

Meet ABU’s best graduating student who won 9 awards [READ MORE]

Daily Trust: What schools did you attend? A’eesha Abdullahi Abaji: I attended Plateau Private School Jos for my Nursery and Primary education; Airforce Girls’ Comprehensive School Jos for my secondary school education and then the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.   DT: What were your favourite subjects? A’eesha: Mathematics and Biology. I loved sciences; I couldn’t have done anything else. I didn’t like English, Literature and Book Keeping. So it had to be science. DT: Where you the best student while in primary and secondary school? A’eesha: In primary school, I was the best student in my own class but not the overall best in the set. And in secondary school, [Read]

MAPOLY debunks rumours of clash between Rector and New VC [READ MORE]

John Izabi,  ABEOKUTA – The Management of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic has refuted reports published by a national Online newspaper ‘Platform Times’ which had claimed that the new Vice Chancellor of the Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology [MAUSTECH] and the Polytechnic’s Rector had a clash over the true ownership of the office during a recent meeting.  The recent release which was signed by the institution’s Public Relations Officer, Yemi Ajibola and captioned “DISCLAIMER!!! MAPOLY REFUTES FAKE NEWS OF DRAMA AS MAUSTECH VC, MAPOLY RECTOR CLASH OVER OFFICE OWNERSHIP”, had utterly rejected claims contained in the said report which it described as ‘FAKE NEWS and FALSE ALLEGATIONS’.  It further explained [Read]

77-Year-Old Grandma Graduates From UNILAG

  A 77-year-old retired worker and grandma who, on Tuesday, bagged her first-degree certificate at the 50th convocation ceremony of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, says she enrolled for the programme after her retirement to avoid boredom. The retiree, Mrs. Bridget Okonji of the Department of Educational Foundations (Guidance Counselling), told journalists that the achievement was her dream come true. “I studied guidance and counselling and I am most grateful to God Almighty who made me see this day. “I am a retired officer. I have worked in a lot of countries around the world and also in Nigeria, where I finally retired,’’ Okonji, with Matriculation Number 111305030, said. [Read]

2019 UTME: JAMB reschedules printing of exam slips to April 4

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board have rescheduled the printing of the 2019/2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination slip to Thursday, April 4. JAMB’s Head of Media and Publicity, Dr Fabian Benjamin disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Abuja . NAN reports that the printing of the examination slips was initially scheduled to begin on Tuesday, April 2. Benjamin said the shift in date came after 14 Computer – Based Tests centres were on Monday , suspended due to infractions during the board’s conduct of Mock UTME, including an incident where JAMB staff were attacked at one of its centres. “The suspension has [Read]

BREAKING: Ogun Gov-elect, Dapo Abiodun To Scrap Ogun Poly, MAUSTECH [READ MORE]

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that there is the high possibility that the governor-elect of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun on assuming office, will scrap Ogun State Polytechnic and Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology (MAUSTECH), newly established but controversial institutions by which the outgoing governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun.  [READ ALSO] EXCLUSIVE: ASUP MAPOLY honours former Rector, Prof Itiola with Outstanding Performance Award [SEE MORE PHOTOS] An inside source disclosed that one of Abiodun’s plans to save the dying Moshood Abiola Polytechnic was to discard some of the controversial educational policies of Amosun including scrapping the Ogun Poly and the university he recently established. [READ ALSO] BOOM! EFCC raises team to probe [Read]

EXCLUSIVE: ASUP MAPOLY honours former Rector, Prof Itiola with Outstanding Performance Award [SEE PHOTOS]

John Izabi,  The immediate past Rector of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Prof Oludele Itiola (of the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Ibadan) received an Outstanding Performance Award from the Executives of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, (ASUP) MAPOLY Chapter in his office recently, NEWS FLAKES NG exclusively reports.  The outstanding leadership award was presented to Prof Itiola by Comrade Kola Abiola, who’s the immediate past chairman of ASUP MAPOLY in company of Comrade Osifalujo Babatunde Chibuzor, the current Chairman of ASUP MAPOLY together with  Mrs. Olorode, the Union’s Treasurer. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: Ogun Gov-elect, Dapo Abiodun To Scrap Ogun Poly, MAUSTECH [READ MORE] Recall that Prof. Itiola served as Rector [Read]

Flavour Opens School for the blind in Liberia (SEE PHOTOS)

Popular Nigerian singer, Flavour has excited his fans after a kind gesture of building a school for the blind in Liberia. Flavour, 35, did this to honour his friend, Semah G. Weifur. Flavour linked up with Semah in 2017 for the first time after he was impressed by the youngster’s rendition of his iconic single, ‘Mama’ at a peace concert organized by Liberian singer, Juli Endee. Flavour then featured him on ‘Most High,’ a gospel track off his fifth studio album, Ijele – The Traveler. [Read]

MAPOLY Students’ Union Election is Worthy of Emulation, Says Stakeholders

John Izabi,  ABEOKUTA – Major Stakeholders in the just concluded Students’ Union Election of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta have described the exercise as the freest,  fairest and most credible in the history of the institution and  an act worthy of emulation across the country and beyond.  The election, which was conducted via e-voting system at the ICT center of the Polytechnic, was adjudged the first of its kind in the history of the 40-year old institution. Mr. Samson Omoniyi (aka Heritage) of the Department of Mass Communication was declared the Students’ Union president-elect for the 2018/2019 academic session after defeating his closest rival GENESIS by 542 votes to 486. [Read]

BREAKING: Advocate Forum Breaks 10-Yr Jinx, as HERITAGE Wins Mapoly SU Election [SEE FULL RESULTS] 

  John Izabi,  ABEOKUTA – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that Presidential candidate of the Advocate Forum of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Ojere Abeokuta, Samson Omoniyi aka HERITAGE has defeated his Reformation Forum Counterpart, aka GENESIS to win the just concluded Students’ Union election held earlier today at the institution’s campus.  According to official results released by the Students’ Union Electoral Committee Chairman, HERITAGE polled a total of 542 votes to defeat his closest rival, GENESIS who was only able to secure a total of 486 votes. Other successful candidates were also elected into the offices of the Vice president, Public Relations Unit, Financial Secretary, [Read]

REVEALED! Pius Adesanmi’s Last Interview – Near-death accident, abusive relationship, Buhari’s cluelessness” [READ MORE]

  One evening in early September last year, Pius Adesanmi, telephoned me frantically from his base in Ontario. He had been calling for days and due to my excessively busy schedule at the time and the time difference between Canada and Nigeria, we missed each other repeatedly. He would call while I was asleep, and I would do the same while he was perhaps dreaming away in Ontario. In frustration, the man I called Akowe (Book man), left a message for me on WhatsApp: “O ga o. Olorun a fun alagbara yin ni suuru o.” (May God give the powerful the patience to be gentle with the masses). He was [Read]

I am not receiving any salary from NOUN, My Service is Pro bono, says Obasanjo

John Izabi,  ABEOKUTA – Former president of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has debunked claims contained in a recent newspaper publication that he receives N40,000 as monthly salary from the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).  The former president cleared the air about this speculation in a recent release entitled “My Service at NOUN is Pro bono” and made available to newsmen by his Personal Assistant on Media, Mr Kehinde Akinyemi. According to the release, Chief Obasanjo explained that his appointment as an Instructional/Tutorial Facilitator and Project Supervisor in the Faculty of Arts at the Abeokuta Study Centre with was received with “pleasure and duty to give back to others out [Read]