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Sex Scandal: UNILAG To Get Security Agencies Involved

The management of the University of Lagos says it may have to involve security agencies in addition to other established means to unravel the truth behind alleged sexual harassment by one of its lecturers. The institution’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundiipe made the plan known at a news conference to announce preliminary findings on the allegation. Ogundipe explained that preliminary investigations had raised certain questions and issues that needed to be investigated further. He said investigations were ongoing and the lecturer in the Department of English, identified as Prof. Segun Awonusi,…

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AIB, UNILAG Partner On Material Lab Usage

Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Lagos (UNILAG) on the use of its metallurgical laboratory at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja. The Commissioner of AIB, Engr. Akin Olateru,  at the signing of the agreement at the Senate Building of UNILAG, said that the laboratory was to the benefit of Nigeria, students of higher institutions of learning and industries in the country. Olateru said that the sighting of the laboratory equipment in the country would save Nigeria huge capital flights,…

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Federal Polytechnic, Offa Suspends Cult Members

Two suspected cult members who are students of the Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Kwara State have been suspended by the management of the institution. The students; Tajudeen Selim and Temitope Omotosho were earlier in the week paraded as suspected cultists by the Kwara State Command of the Nigeria Police in Ilorin, the state capital. A statement signed by the polytechnic spokesman; Mr. Yinka Iroye had reported an incidence of forceful initiation by the suspects of an innocent student who reported them to the management. Iroye said the school promptly reported the matter to the…

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Innovative Education System, Panacea To Nation’s Challenges, Says Oyedepo

Chancellor, Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara State, Bishop David Oyedepo, has suggested the adoption of innovative education system to tackle the nation’s socio-economic challenges. Oyedepo, the Founder and General Overseer, Living Faith Church Worldwide, made the suggestion on Friday while addressing the 5th Convocation ceremony of the university in Omu-Aran, Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State. Speaking on the topic: “Defining Destiny by Taking Responsibility’’ Oyedepo, who is also the Chairman of the institution’s Board of Regent, said that Nigeria’s socio-economic and security challenges were surmountable through stakeholders’ responsibilities. He…

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Social Intervention Program: FG Feeds 8.7m School Children

Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, says the Federal Government has no fewer than 8.7 million school children in its Home Grown School Feeding Program.   Speaking while fielding questions from some stakeholders, on the status of the program at the Public Presentation of the 2018 Approved Budget of Consolidation, on Thursday in Abuja, Ahmed said that Home Grown School Feeding Program is one of the components of the Social Intervention Program of the Federal Government.   She said that the Social Investment program had…

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IT Assembly: Drive Innovation Through Human Capital Devt, Says Minister

The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, on Thursday urged the country to put human capital development at the front burner to drive innovation. Speaking at the 24th Annual General IT Assembly of the Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN) in Abuja, Adamu stressed the need for the country to adopt innovation that aligned with global trends to attain sustainable development. Adamu was represented by the Director of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in the ministry, Mr Ikechukwu Orji. “If Nigeria must attain sustainable development and enhance global competitiveness, innovation…

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NOUN Matriculates 16,033 Students At 17th Ceremony Saturday

The 17th Matriculation Ceremony of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) has been slated to hold this week on Saturday, 23rd June, 2018. The ceremony will be holding simultaneously at the 78 study centres of the university across the country. In a statement, the director of media and publicity of the university, Mr. Ibrahim Sheme, said the university will be matriculating a total number of 16,033 students across the country. He said the event will serve as a platform to formally welcome all freshmen admitted into the university for the 2017/2018…

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OAU Sacks Sex-For-Marks Lecturer

The Governing Council of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, has dismissed Prof. Richard Akindele who was allegedly  involved in a sex-for-marks  scandal.   The Vice Chancellor of OAU, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede, announced Akindele’s dismissal in a statement on Wednesday in Ile-Ife.   The vice chancellor of the university had on April 19 confirmed the suspension of Akindele pending the findings of the investigative panel.   Miss Monica Osagie, a student in the Masters of Business program, had released a recorded telephone conversation, which went viral, in which the lecturer identified…

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Ambode’s Wife Distributes 50,000 Branded Shoes To Public School Pupils

Wife of Lagos State Governor, Mrs Bolanle Ambode, on Tuesday commenced the distribution of 50,000 shoes and branded socks to primary one pupils of public schools across the state. Ambode, in her remarks at the Cherubim and Seraphim Primary School, Ikorodu, where the project commenced, said the initiative, tagged “Project Bright Steps,” was to boost the morale of the pupils. She said it was also to sensitise the society on the importance of the pupil’s welfare in getting the best out of them in their academic pursuits. “We observed with…

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LASG Expends N3.4bn On Security In State-Owned Colleges, Says Deputy Gov 

The Lagos State Government (LASG) on Friday said it had spent N3.4 billion to provide  adequate security infrastructure in the state’s model colleges and public schools. The Deputy Governor and Commissioner, Ministry of Education, Dr Idiat Adebule, said this at the 2018 Ministerial Press Briefing of the Ministry at Alausa, Ikeja. It was part of the activities to mark the third year in office of Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State. Adebule said that the kidnapping of some male students at the Lagos State Model College in Igbonla, near Epe, in…

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