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MAPOLY Matriculates 1,500 New Intakes, Urge Them To Be Industrious

ABEOKUTA – The Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), Abeokuta, Ogun State on Thursday matriculated no fewer than 1, 500 students newly admitted into full-time and part-time programmes of the institution amidst glamour and glitz.  The Rector of the institution, Dr Samson Adeola Odedina in his address, disclosed this during the 2018/ 2019 Matriculation Oath taking ceremony held in the polytechnic. He urged the students to be industrious,  committed, focused and disciplined in order to graduate in flying colours. According to him, MAPOLY is a reference point in the entrepreneurial, scientific and technological industry, adding that the institution’s graduates have over the years proven to be job creators, role models and not [Read]

MAPOLY Set To Hold 2018/2019 Matriculation, Oath-Taking Ceremony

John Izabi,  ABEOKUTA – All roads lead to the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Ojere, Abeokuta, Venue of the 2018/2019 Matriculation and Oath – taking ceremony of the revered institution for newly admitted Full-Time and Part-time National Diploma and Higher National Diploma students.  In a recent release by the institution’s image maker, Mr Yemi Ajibola who expressed full readiness of the institution to stage the rescheduled event also disclosed that the Polytechnic’s rector, Dr Samson Odedina will chair the occasion. All Matriculating students are however strongly advised to be seated by 9:30am at the OGD Auditorium venue of the epoch-making ceremony holding tomorrow Thursday August 15, while the main event is to [Read]

Gunmen Kidnap College Of Education Provost In Benue

BENUE – The Benue Police Command said on Monday that gunmen have kidnapped the Provost, College of Education, Katsina Ala, Mr Tsavwua Gborigyo. The State Police Public Relations Office, DSP Catherine Anene, told NAN in Makurdi that the provost was abducted during the weekend. Anene disclosed that the provost was kidnapped at Ihugh in Vandiekya on his way back from a burial. She said no contact had been established yet with the kidnappers and appealed to the public to assist with any information that would lead to the rescue of the provost. [Read]

First Class Graduate Who Wrote Jamb Six Times Dies After Completing NYSC Programme

Simon Godwin Idoko, the young man, who graduated with First Class degree in Pure and Applied Chemistry from the Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto State is dead. It was gathered that Idoko died on Monday at the age of 29 few days after completing his National Youth Service Corps, NYSC. Idoko was attached to the Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu State, where he served as his Place of Primary Assignment (PPA) in the Chemistry Department as graduate assistant. The real cause of his death is still sketchy at the moment but sources said his burial is ongoing in his country home, Udaburu Owukpa in Ogbadibo LGA of Benue State. Speaking on the [Read]

Security man tied, two female students injured as armed robbers attack another UI hostel again

Barely four weeks after the Obafemi Awolowo female hostel in University of Ibadan was invaded, robbers again attacked Abdulsalam Abubakar Hall of the university in the early hours of Sunday and injured two students. Robbers had attacked Obafemi Awolowo hall on July 11, 2019 and injured female students. It was gathered that the robbers who attacked only the female wing of the Hall reportedly tied security man on duty to have their way. Two male students who tried to obstruct their sinister mission received machete cuts and have been treated at the University Health centre. The thieves made away with phones and other valuables. Speaking on the incident, Chairman Council [Read]

Nigerian Yakubu Nura Emerges Winner of World Physics Competition

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Dr Yakubu Nura, of the University of Maiduguri, Borno has emerged winner of the world physics competition. The World Championship 2019 in Physics (Einstein’s Planetary Equation) acknowledged the outstanding international contributions of Dr Yakubu Nura. His selection was based on an international meritorious competition. Nura’s research article was adjudged the best and beating 5,721 nominations from 97 countries that were screened for the championship. The world champion Dr Yakubu Nura is now recognized as the father of modern Einstein’s Planetary Equation studies in Physics. The purpose of the award is to identify brilliant scientists and academicians around the world through world championship. The world championship [Read]

NANS Tackle South African Firms Over Ceaseless Xenophobic Attacks

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that members of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Thursday staged a peaceful demonstration, and also picketing some major South African’s business firms in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. According to reports among the firms picketed werr: MTN offices, Stanbic IBTC bank, among others, while the action led to serious traffic gridlock had vehicular movement disrupted, forcing motorists and motorcyclists plying the Obafemi-Awolowo Way to take alternative route, and was as a result of the incessant killings of Nigerians in South Africa. The students also carry placards with various inscriptions which read: “We Say No To Xenophobic Attacks”, “We Shall Apply The Third Law [Read]

BREAKING: Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Shutdown

  BAUCHI – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the Management of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi State has confirmed that four of its students were killed following the collapse of a bridge in the Gubi campus. It was reported that many students of ATBU, Bauchi State died following the collapse of a metallic bridge linking the University Monday night at 11:45 p.m. The incident was as a result of a heavy downpour in the state which lasted for several hours. The Vice Chancellor, Muhammad Abdullazeez, who spoke to journalists at a press conference on Tuesday in Bauchi State said that four students [Read]

BREAKING: MAPOLY Shifts Date For Planned Matriculation Ceremony [SEE NEW DATE HERE]

John Izabi, ABEOKUTA – The management of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta has announced a shift in date for the planned 2018/2019 Matriculation and Oath – taking ceremony originally scheduled to take place at the institution on Thursday August 8, 2019.  According to a recent release by the institution’s image maker, Mr Yemi Ajibola, a copy of which was obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG,  the new date for the epoch-making event is now fixed for Thursday August 15, 2019 at the OGD Auditorium of the institution by 9:30am prompt.  The release also added that the postponement of the planned exercise was due to logistics while urging the newly admitted students for [Read]

Why I’m in school at old age – 65-yr-old SSS3 student

A 65-year-old student of Izion College in Bomadi Overside in Bomadi Local Government of Delta State has attributed his going to school at old age to the high level of poverty of his parents. Seribo Adelabu, who spoke to journalists during the week in Asaba while explaining the reasons he chose to be educated even at his old age, disclosed that his quest to be educated had in the last few years subjected him to begging and doing odd jobs, adding that he had poor and complicated parental upbringing. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that preparing to write the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE), Adelabu said: “My life story is very [Read]

NASU, SSANU issue 14-Day Strike Notice Over Unpaid Allowances

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Non-academic Staff Union of Universities and Associated Institutions (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) have given a 14-day ultimatum to the federal government to pay their earned allowances and resolve the fate of others in universities’ staff schools or face industrial crisis. The unions have subsequently directed all their branches to resume nationwide protest in all the universities from Tuesday, August 6. In a circular to all the branches after the Joint Action Committee (JAC) meeting on Thursday, in Abuja, the unions vowed that if the federal government failed to address all their grievances at the expiration of the 14-day ultimatum, [Read]

MAPOLY is Fifth Best Polytechnic In Nigeria – Rector

ABEOKUTA – The management of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic has said the the 40 year-old institution ranks the fifth best polytechnic across the country. The Rector of the Polytechnic, Samson Odedina made this revelation while orientating the newly admitted students on conducts of institution saying the institution is coming fifth after KADUNA POLYTECHNIC, YABA COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY, RAHMOT POLY, MAIDUGURI, IMT ENUGU POLY. [READ ALSO] Mapoly To Hold Matriculation Aug 8, Fixes Deadline For Registration [READ MORE] The new students who were admitted into the 2018/2019 academic session were urged to relate their successes in admission to their prospective students thereby portraying the institution in good light. He said, “We are working [Read]

[SARS Clash]: TASUED Students defend VC, Say ‘he is not in support of cyber crimes’

Prior to the reports making rounds that Tasued VC is showing support to yahoo guys in the institution after he ordered the students of the institution to drive out SARS officers from the school premises, which saw the students of Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, yesterday clash with men of Special Anti Robbery Squad and burnt their operation vehicle. However, TASUEDSU transport director (big show) has now said that Tasued vice chancellor is not trying to support internet fraudsters but trying to make the police understand the fact that they can’t just come inside the school compound and harass students. It was gathered that the confrontation [Read]

BREAKING: [EXCLUSIVE] TASUED Students, SARS Officers Clash On Campus As Union, Mgt Call For Calm  

John Izabi,  IJEBU-ODE – Student Union Government of The Tai Solarin University of Education and Management of the institution have jointly called on the entire student community to exercise calm and maximum restrain following a clash with Special Anti – robbery Squad (SARS) officials earlier today on the institution’s campus.  NEWS FLAKES NG exclusively gathers that the SARS officers were said to have pursued some set of individuals believed to be students of the institution from Ijebu-Ode main township into the university campus. This action was however strongly condemned by the institution’s stakeholders as well as the Union body im a recent release immediately after the incident, as it maintained [Read]

Mapoly To Hold Matriculation Aug 8, Fixes Deadline For Registration [READ MORE]

The Management of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta hereby advises all newly admitted students for National Diploma and Higher National Diploma programmes to complete their registrations for the first semester 2018/2019 academic session quickly. According to a recent release signed by the Institution’s Image Maker, Yemi Ajibola and a copy of which was obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG, “this becomes imperative for them to fulfil all necessary requirements to validate their studentships before Wednesday, 31st July, 2019 in preparation for the 2018/2019 Matriculation”. Continuing, the release added that “any fresh student, who fails to complete his/her registration and submit his/her file to the School Office before Wednesday, 31st July, 2019, will [Read]