UNILAG Student Faces 4 Semesters Rustication For Social Media Post

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A student of the Lagos State University (UNILAG), Adeyeye Olorunfemi of the Faculty of Environmental Sciences department of Building has been rusticated for 4 semesters for criticising the management of the institution.
It will be recalled that the authorities of the institution recently rusticated 11 executive members of the school’s Students’ Union executives, including its president, Muhammed Olaniyan, over the April 2016 protest.
The affected students were rusticated between two and four semesters, which took effect from the second semester of the 2015/2016 academic session.

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Those serving two-semester penalty were informed to apply for readmission at the beginning of the second semester of the 2016/2017 academic session, while those that are out for four semesters are advised to reapply in the second semester of 2017/2018 academic session.
One of the students, Adeyeye Olorunfemi’s was suspended for criticising the leadership of the institution on their inability to manage situations as “democrats”.
The student expressed his mind in his article titled, ”The Senate of the University of Lagos; a Conglomeration of Academic Ignorami”.
The article reads:
The Senate of the University of Lagos; a Conglomeration of Academic Ignorami.
The University of Lagos prides itself as a cosmopolitan University and over the years has maintained the status quo of excellence among her peers in Nigeria and the world at large. I promise not to make this BOMB as lengthy and circuitous as my last post on this medium. I will also make it as lucid as possible.
I mentioned in my last article WHAT IS GREAT ABOUT THE GREAT NIGERIA STUDENTS the jejunity of the Mission statement of the UNILAG,Hardly had I finished the article when the whole statement of mine started receiving fulfillment .One would call me a prophet!.
I now see the reason for the backwardness of my Nation, we blame those at the corridor of “power” forgetting those at the corridor of “education”; the corridor of “common sense “.I am a discussant of History and it has made me realise that from time immemorial, whenever there is
problem in the society ,tertiary institutions are places of solace,they are citadels of solutions.
Government would go to schools to consult undergraduates, lecturers; professors as they posed to be the backbone of the society. Now, Nigeria is in shambles, the economy is crumbling, where is Dr Nduibisi Nwokoma of the Economics department?, Buhari is still waiting for your economic model computation and those econometrics rubbish theories you teach your students.
Prof. G.L Oyekan!.., there is infrastructural decay!. Prof. Idoro Godwin, buildings are collapsing and projects are poorly handled!. This is not project planning class where you come to disturb students with your unending battery of questions e.g What is Objective? ..answer- Objective is ….Question 2- What is “is”?. What a comedian!
Vice Chancellor sir!, you remain a first class Chemical engineering graduate from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife.What has happened to the Great Ife in you!. Our power generation is deteriorating and you are alive . The Nation’s investment of knowledge on you to make you a scholar is a WASTE. Your first class honours degree is the true definition of a FIASCO.
That’s by the way,the protest that led to Senate’s resolution to dissolve the Student Union and the forceful blood covenant Oath-taking was a peaceful one. One that started on a calm note with the intention to end in a day only if the DSA or VC came to talk to the students during the act. The Egocentricity of an African man would not just allow them to come, They are PhD holders. I call them ACADEMIC IGNORAMUSES! .
The irresponsibility, insensitivity and irresponsiveness to the welfare of the students of the VC and his misMANAGEMENT have shown that they are all misfits when it comes to parenthood.
They all stood up when the former mistake we had as president tried to rename Unilag to Maulag because the brand UNILAG gives them the pride they need to sleep with any girl-student and admission-seekers effortlessly. These are the goings-on in Unilag, let the world know!. The likes of Ogbinaka Karo were ready to tear down the nation if the renaming was not revoked.
Now, this is our own issue; Welfarism, we can’t find them. Are they telling me that the Name issue is greater than Welfarism. Is the aesthetics of a building more important than the structural stability? , If you don’t know, go ask the MD, Lekki Gardens.
My secondary school teacher once told me that during his days at the University of Ibadan, they protested when the chicken on their breakfast meal was reduced to 1 instead of the usual 2. For Christ’s sake ,was it this same Nigeria? .
We never asked for all these things Bello and his cohorts enjoyed,all we asked for was water/light and all we could get from a sensible Senate is the threat of expulsion. Are there no “common sense” persons in the management anymore? .We mourn late Prof. Ayodele Awojobi freshly..
I promised not to make this too lengthy but I stand in this era for change as I don’t want to be much too a victim of circumstances because I have never gained anything from this system of education. I learn everything myself just like most of us. My lecturers are too busy to teach but are very ready to threaten you with failure. Where is Julius Faremi? .
I am ready not as Adekunle Gold but as an active citizen for any step they might want to take against me. E e ba mi . I remain Adeyeye Olorunfemi.
#IwontSign.
#RescueULSU

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Those Behind Zamfara Poly Murder Must Be Brought To Justice! Minister Speaks

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Condemnation has been raised from different quarters over the murder of eight students of Abdu Gusau Polytechnic, Talata Mafara in Zamfara State for blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad, describing the act as inhumane.
President Muhammadu Buhari has immediately condemned the act while the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has also expressed diasappointment over such cruel treatment.

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The Minister of Interior, Leuitenant General Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd) has also on Thursday called for the head of those behind the evil act.
The Minister ordered the police to ensure that the perpetrators were brought to justice and directed the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to reactivate the university and polytechnic campus intelligence network to nip in the bud such violence.
He warned the youths to stop taking the law into their hands, and to adhere to laid down procedures in settling their differences, “as enshrined in the social contract which shifts the burden of redress to constituted government authorities.”

SAD! 4 World Bank Consultants Die As Ekiti Boat Capsized

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Tragedy struck in Egbe River, Ekiti State as four World Bank consultants who were on an assessment mission drowned after their boat capsized.
Reports have it that four of the occupants of the boat, who did not wear life jackets died while three others survived.
The names of the deceased were given as Bamidele Waheed Alayande, Tirimisiyu Alaran, David Malu and one Albert.
The three survivors – Charles Ehinlaye, Bukky Ajet and Yahaya Mohammed were said to be receiving treatment in an hospital.
The bodies of the dead were fished out by local fishermen, who were said to have been mobilised by the Chairman of Gbonyin Local Government Area, Mrs. Folasade Akinrinmola.
The Ekiti State Commissioner for Information, Lanre Ogunsuyi, who had visited the scene, described the accident as unfortunate.
According to a popular daily, a resident said that she was notified about of the incident by the traditional ruler of the community.
She said, “We immediately mobilised a rescue team and an ambulance and those wearing life-jackets were rescued. The rescued people were the ones who told us that others were in the water. Their bodies were later retrieved by the local fishermen.”

REVEALED! What Niger Delta Militants Think Of Buhari – Wole Soyinka

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Wole Soyinka, Nobel Laureate, has said Niger Delta militants aren’t convinced the Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government is responding to them with a great degree of seriousness.
The literary icon noted that he was personally approached by some of the militant groups, hence his appeal for a positive response to their demands.
Soyinka made this known on Thursday while holding press conference to speak about the activities of Wole Soyinka Foundation.
“I wish to make an appeal to the government to respond positively to the outreach from the militant groups. That is the request which has been made by some of the groups. At the moment, they feel that the government of President Buhari is not seriously responding to them.
“And I will make a personal appeal to the government to respond positively and let us see where it ends. But I am not part of any international group, I was approached personally and I have been responding personally to some of these groups just as I did when President Jonathan was in power and MEND was the umbrella group of the insurgents.
“So, I make that appeal once more to the government to please respond to the efforts of these militant groups to arrive at a holistic and comprehensive solution. When I was ambushed at the villa the other day, I did say that I would answer questions on my visit to the Villa at a press conference that I had already planned, which is this one as a matter of fact.
“What I have to say is that today is not the day I will talk about that visitation and the real reason is this, I had a meeting with the House of Lords in London. The meeting was not about the main subject that took me to Aso Rock which, among other things, is the problem we have in the Delta.
“But I used that opportunity to meet a certain number of international figures, parliamentarians, royal heads to pass on a message internationally to prospective interveners in what is happening in the Delta at the request of some of the militant groups.
“That meeting was reported in the media and it was badly distorted. Let me make a plea, it is bad enough distorting whatever happens on certain subjects. But on an issue like the insurgency in Nigeria, the Delta, in particular, we have very delicate grounds and the media has a huge role to play in that.”

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Update: Police Speaks On Fidei Poly Crisis

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The Benue State Police Command on Thursday disclosed that 20 persons have been arrested after the violent protest which reportedly claimed the lives of two students of the Fidei Polytechnic, Gboko in Benue State.
The Command’s Public Relations’ Officer, ASP Moses Yamu who disclosed this while confirming the crisis added: ”Miscreants and students overpowered policemen during a peaceful protest in the school, injured two police officers and damaged six vehicles, one belonging to the police,” he noted.
It will be recalled that the management on Thursday shut down the institution indefinitely following the alleged killing of two students.

BREAKING: Herdsmen invade Enugu community, many killed

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– Some suspected Fulani herdsmen have reportedly attacked Atakwu community in Enugu state
– The herdsmen reportedly opened fire in the community killing a seminarian and some others
– Investigation into the attack is still ongoing
Many people have been feared dead, as suspected Fulani herdsmen allegedly attacked Enugu Atakwu community, in Nkanu West Local Government Area (LGA)
File photo: Fulani herdsmen storm Enugu community, many are feared dead.
The attack reportedly took place on Thursday morning, August 25, the attackers are said to have killed a seminarian of the Catholic Church and several others.
It was reported that the herdsmen who were armed to ‘teeth’ invaded and started shooting and maiming anybody in sight.
One of the victims, a seminarian is said to have just returned from his apostolic work.
A community source told newsmen that “they just came early this morning and started killing people.
“There is confusion everywhere now; people are running helter-skelter.”

Arsene Wenger Reveals His Greatest Fear In Life

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has admitted he is scared to retire after serving for almost two decades at the club.
Wenger who arrived at Arsenal in 1996, has gone on to become one of the longest serving managers in football history but with a year left on his current deal , there are reports that he might not sign another deal with the Gunners at the end of the current deal.
Arsene Wenger disclosed: Football has been my life, and honestly, I’m quite scared of the day. Because the longer I wait, the more difficult it will be to lose the addiction,’
‘After Sir Alex Ferguson retired and we played Manchester United over there he sent a message to me to come up and have a drink with him.
‘I asked: “Did you miss it?” and he said: “Not at all.” I didn’t understand that. It’s an emptiness in your life, especially when you’ve lived your whole life waiting for the next game and trying to win it.’
Arsenal are reportedly prepared for life after the departure of the Frenchman that has brought in a new philosophy to the North London club and helped them achieve the success of building Emirates Stadium.