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Kidnapped OAU Prof Regains Freedom

A lecturer at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Yinka Adegbehingbe, who was kidnapped has been released. THE WHISTLER had reported that Adegbehingbe was kidnapped on the Ife-Ibadan expressway around 9pm on Sunday. Director of media, Ooni of Ife’s palace, Moses Olafare , who confirmed the development said, “I received a call from one of the passengers who witnessed the abduction of Prof Yinka Adegbehingbe. Immediately I received that information, I called OAU PRO. I!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

OAU Professor Kidnapped Along Ife/Ibadan Expressway

Professor Olayinka Adegbehingbe of the College of Health Sciences, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology in Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, has been kidnapped. According to reports, Adegbehingbe was kidnapped during a robbery incident that occurred along the Ife/Ibadan expressway on Sunday. The professor was said to be en route Ife from Ibadan when the incident took place. The Chief Security Officer (CSO) of OAU, Babatunde Oyatokun, who confirmed the incident to Premium Times, also disclosed!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Education: Why Nigeria Always Gets It Wrong- Expert

Modupe Adelabu, a professor of education management at the Obafemi Awolowo University, has given reasons why education policies fail in Nigeria. Adelabu, who was also a former deputy governor of Ekiti State, listed the factors that make Nigeria's education policies fail or ineffective over the years as inaccurate financial and political postulations, failure to address rural and urban dichotomy, reliance on public funds to finance education and failure to integrate communities and other non-state actors in!-->!-->!-->…

Strike: OAU Replies ASUU, Says Exams Will Hold As Planned

The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ile-Ife, has announced that the 2017/2018 Semester Examinations will hold as planned. The announcement is in defiance of the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, which had warned the university from conducting examinations. ASUU, in an open letter had accused OAU management of pressurising its members to set examination questions for courses and topics not taught. “All these infractions are attempts by the University administration…

‘I’m Guilty,’ Ex-OAU Lecturer Professor Akindele Tells Court

Professor Richard Akindele, the former Obafemi Awolowo University lecturer accused of demanding for sex from a student in exchange for better grades has pleaded guilty. Professor Akindele had initially pleaded ‘not guilty’ but changed the plea to ‘guilty,’ at a resumed sitting today. Akindele, who is standing trial before a Federal High court in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, is being prosecuted by the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) on a four-count charge of corruptly asking for sexual…

Non-use Of Contraceptives Rising Among Nigerians

Family planning experts from different health organisations in the country have decried the increasing rate of non-usage of contraceptive methods among Nigerians. The experts expressed their concern at the sub-group oral sessions of the ongoing fifth Nigeria Family Planning Conference in Abuja. Alawode Oluwatobi, a graduate researcher, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife, Osun state, noted that findings from an academic study revealed that age, region, education and unemployment were some of the factors…

Sex-For-Marks: Court Denies OAU Lecturer Bail

A Federal High Court in Osogbo on Tuesday refused to grant bail to a former Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) lecturer, Professor Richard Akindele, charged with demanding sex to pass his student, Monica Osagie. Justice Maureen Onyetenu in her ruling ordered Akindele to be remanded in Ilesa Prison until Dec. 17. Onyetenu ordered the prosecution counsel from the ICPC to produce video evidence of the lecturer and his student having fun. Earlier, ICPC Senior Legal Officer, Mr Kehinde Adetoye had prayed the…

Sex-For-Marks: OAU Professor, Akindele Remanded In Prison

The Obafemi Awolowo University lecturer, Professor Richard Akindele who was accused of demanding for sex from a student, Monica Osagie, in exchange for a higher grade has been remanded in prison. Akindele was dragged to court by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, ICPC, on a four-count charge. The ICPC alleged that the accused unlawfully demanded sex from his student and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section A (1)(2) of the corrupt practices and other related…

Sex-For-Marks: Academically Weak Students To Be Blamed – Okebukola

Professor Peter Okebukola, former Executive Secretary, National University Commission, on Tuesday, said the admission of academically weak students by Nigeria higher institutions was responsible for the trending sex-for-mark menace in the system. Okebukola, who made the assertion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos, said that if universities and other institutions admitted students who were academically sound and had good scores on entry, there would be no room for any lecturer to harass such…

Buhari’s Minister, Shittu Sues APC Over 2019 Bid

The Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu, has sued his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC for disqualifying him as a governorship aspirant in Oyo State. Recall that Shittu was disqualified after he failed to present a National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, discharge certificate. The minister had argued that having a NYSC certificate was not a condition he had to fulfil before being appointed as minister. He, therefore asked the court to determine “whether by the provision of Section 2(1) of the National…
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