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Why we sacked randy lecturer – UNIOSUN VC


The authorities of Osun state University UNIOSUN, has given reasons why a former lecturer of the institution, Dr Olabode Ojoniyi, who was involved in a sex video scandal was sacked.

Fielding questions from newsmen during an interactive session in Osogbo yesterday, the newly appointed Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Labode Poopola stated that the randy lecturer was disengaged from the institution to send a warning signal to others who are also in the act or may want to involve themselves in such act in the future.

He expressed disappointment that a lecturer who is supposed to be a parent or guardian to the students could engage in such ‘immoral’ act.

He said, “We have to nip the scandal in the bud. Whatever has happened in UNIOSUN happens in any profession. Just that it is worse if it happens here (UNIOSUN). Because a lecturer is supposed to be a parent. It is worse, it is an immoral act and should be condemned.

“The system has laid down methods of dealing with anyone that engages in such. There are disciplinary measures, no lecturer will have infractions on our values and won’t be disciplined.

“If you followed the story, you will realise that this university is a product of law and none of its statutes can be stampeded. When we find someone defaulting, the university takes all necessary steps.

“On this matter, the university took all the steps at all levels – Departmental, Faculty, Senate. Whatever you might read lately is the decision of the council. I am not in a position to say what next will be done.”

When asked whether Ojoniyi’s doctorate degree could be withdrawn, he said, “Degrees are earned and worked for. UNIOSUN can’t strip him of his degree but wherever he got it from. Degrees are issued on learning and character.”

He, however, called on media practitioners and stakeholders in Osun State to support the vision of making the university a 21st-century one.

He assured the students and parents that crisis would no longer affect the operation and activities of the university.

He added, “Teaching, learning and community service never stopped at any time despite the crisis. The crisis might have affected morale and confidence of some but it has not stopped us from working.

“All the stakeholders have agreed to put the challenges behind us and move forward. We enjoin everyone, including the media to join us.”

source: Vanguard

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Super Falcons striker, Asisat Oshoala, comes to Falz defence with regards to statement about glorifying fraudsters

Asisat Oshoala

Nigerian professional footballer, Asisat Oshoala, who plays as a forward in the Chinese Women’s Super league for Dalian Quanjian F.C., took to her Instagram to express deep concern about how people are now proud to be fraudsters.

 

 

In Falz’ defense, she insisted fraudsters shouldn’t be glorified.

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Police reacts to report of its officers collecting bribe with POS

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) on Wednesday, June 21, reacted to a viral video of an officer caught on camera using Point of Sale (POS) machine to collect bribe.

Many Nigerians had expressed dismay at the attitude of the officer, which they said represented the level of corruption in the Nigeria Police Force.

We gathered that Abayomi Shogunle, the Assistant Commissioner Of Police, Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit in a statement released on its Facebook page said the force once used handheld machines to verify vehicle registration details.

Police officer using handheld device to check registration details of a vehicle

Shogunle also asked anyone who at any time paid a bribe to a police officer using a POS to come forward with proof.

It was reported earlier that the incident reportedly took place on Tuesday, June 20, at Olowora Street, in Mafoluku area of Oshodi.

The Lagos state Police Command also dismissed the video footage making the rounds on social media about one of its officers using a Point-of-Sale machine popularly known as POS to extort a commercial motorcyclist.

PPRO ASP Olarinde Famous- Cole, the motorcycle rider, and policemen Involved

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, on Wednesday, June 21, said it was necessary to address the situation so as to clarify the account of how the incident in question was reported on various social media platforms.

He disclosed that the video, which drew the attention of well-meaning Nigerians, saw a police officer, attached to the Makinde Police Division, allegedly using a POS to extort a motorcyclist and his passenger on Olowora Street, Mafoluku in Oshodi area on June 20, 2017.

Famous-Cole in a statement said, “The Lagos state police command would like to inform the general public that none of its personnel is in use of a POS machine in any part of the state.”

“The command would also like to state that the officer in the video is being investigated and the commercial bike rider has given a factual account of the event that happened to justify the actions of the police officer.”

“The officer and his team on that fateful day accosted a commercial bike rider and passenger who had a bag on him. The passenger upon inquiry from the police officer about the contents of his bag brought out a POS machine and other documents.

“When asked why he was in possession of a POS, the passenger said his customers usually paid for their utility bills with the POS machine. The passenger was then asked to produce a form of identification which he did and was asked to go by the policeman that accosted him. Famous Cole Added

The PPRO, however, urged members of the public to verify information and its sources before use on social media to avoid misconceptions emanating from false information.

In a previous report,  two traffic wardens, Musa Muktar with force number 394120 GDI and Shuaibu Suleman with number 10627 were sacked for alleged extortion.

The announcement was made by ACP Abayomi Shogunle, the assistant commissioner of police in charge of the Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU), in Abuja on June 20, 2017.

The statement showed that the sacked officers were attached to the Wuse Police Division in the Federal Capital Territory Command.

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“Even dead people signed my recall petition” – Dino Melaye alleges as he sues INEC

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The Senator representing Kogi West in the house of assembly, Dino Melaye has dragged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) before the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, seeking an order stopping the ongoing process by his constituents to recall him.

The Embattled Senator revealed this on Twitter Friday evening, while also sharing a photo of a copy of the court paper.

Dino Melaye

He alleged that the recall letter collated and sent to INEC on Thursday were being signed by fictitious, dead and none existing persons in his senatorial district.

Dino Melaye

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