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  •  The Council of Student s Union Presidents CSUP says that it is losing students to incessant killings from bandits attacks as a result of their prolonged stay at home due to the ASUU strike The Student Union President SUG Federal University of Technology FUT Minna Mr Ishaka Yahaya spoke on behalf of all SUG presidents across tertiary institutions at a news conference in Abuja on Thursday Yahaya said that many students who were to be in school but resorted to doing other jobs were being kidnapped and killed in the process He appealed to the government to look into the demands of ASUU and attend to them so that they could return to school It is true when they say when two elephants meet only the grass suffers It is quite obvious here that both the Federal Government and ASUU have nothing to lose in this fight This is because while the strike is ongoing the salaries of Federal Government staff keep flowing and at the end of every strike nothing stops the salaries of ASUU members from also flowing The only most unfortunate and innocent victim here you would agree with us are the Nigerian students who have everything to lose Even when the strike would have been called off so many of the students will not be able to serve the nation due to age limit So many students after graduation would not be able to get government jobs due to age limit consideration he said Yahaya said that the strike had increased the rate of drug abuses prostitution and thuggery amongst other corresponding wantonness and purposelessness by the Nigerian students who under normal circumstances should be in school acquiring knowledge He said that the Nigerian students and campuses had been exposed to insecurities and as such students had now become daily victims of kidnapping by the bandits He said that the CSUP had written to the Ministry of Education issuing a seven days ultimatum to reach an amicable resolution with their counterparts ASUU He said that failure to do so would lead to the mobilization of students across the country in a mass peaceful demonstration to end the strike We hereby appeal to the Federal Government to meet the demands of ASUU within the shortest period of time as failure to do so would leave us with no option but to go ahead with our peaceful demonstration even amidst this security instability For it is better to die for something than to live for nothing nbsp Also the SUG president of the university of Jos Mr Danladi Adankala recalled an incident that happened to a 500 level student of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology LAUTECH Ogbomosho who was kidnapped and murdered after paying the ransom In LAUTECH yesterday a 500 level Rachael Opadele of the Department of Fine Art was murdered She was supposed to be in school finalizing her education but because of the ASUU strike she opted to work in a hotel where she was kidnapped and killed after paying the ransom This is one of the many we know Students can also be killed during a protest so it is essential for the government to meet the demands of ASUU so that students can return to school he said In the same vein the SUG President Nasarawa State University Keffi Mr Naajim Gbefwi called on the government to prioritize education in the interest of Nigerian students The News Agency of Nigeria reports that ASUU had been on strike since February demanding the adoption of UTAS against IPPIS funds for the revitalization of public universities Others are refusing to honor the 2009 agreement between the Federal Government and ASUU among others NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ASUU strike: We are losing students to incessant killings — Students union
     The Council of Student s Union Presidents CSUP says that it is losing students to incessant killings from bandits attacks as a result of their prolonged stay at home due to the ASUU strike The Student Union President SUG Federal University of Technology FUT Minna Mr Ishaka Yahaya spoke on behalf of all SUG presidents across tertiary institutions at a news conference in Abuja on Thursday Yahaya said that many students who were to be in school but resorted to doing other jobs were being kidnapped and killed in the process He appealed to the government to look into the demands of ASUU and attend to them so that they could return to school It is true when they say when two elephants meet only the grass suffers It is quite obvious here that both the Federal Government and ASUU have nothing to lose in this fight This is because while the strike is ongoing the salaries of Federal Government staff keep flowing and at the end of every strike nothing stops the salaries of ASUU members from also flowing The only most unfortunate and innocent victim here you would agree with us are the Nigerian students who have everything to lose Even when the strike would have been called off so many of the students will not be able to serve the nation due to age limit So many students after graduation would not be able to get government jobs due to age limit consideration he said Yahaya said that the strike had increased the rate of drug abuses prostitution and thuggery amongst other corresponding wantonness and purposelessness by the Nigerian students who under normal circumstances should be in school acquiring knowledge He said that the Nigerian students and campuses had been exposed to insecurities and as such students had now become daily victims of kidnapping by the bandits He said that the CSUP had written to the Ministry of Education issuing a seven days ultimatum to reach an amicable resolution with their counterparts ASUU He said that failure to do so would lead to the mobilization of students across the country in a mass peaceful demonstration to end the strike We hereby appeal to the Federal Government to meet the demands of ASUU within the shortest period of time as failure to do so would leave us with no option but to go ahead with our peaceful demonstration even amidst this security instability For it is better to die for something than to live for nothing nbsp Also the SUG president of the university of Jos Mr Danladi Adankala recalled an incident that happened to a 500 level student of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology LAUTECH Ogbomosho who was kidnapped and murdered after paying the ransom In LAUTECH yesterday a 500 level Rachael Opadele of the Department of Fine Art was murdered She was supposed to be in school finalizing her education but because of the ASUU strike she opted to work in a hotel where she was kidnapped and killed after paying the ransom This is one of the many we know Students can also be killed during a protest so it is essential for the government to meet the demands of ASUU so that students can return to school he said In the same vein the SUG President Nasarawa State University Keffi Mr Naajim Gbefwi called on the government to prioritize education in the interest of Nigerian students The News Agency of Nigeria reports that ASUU had been on strike since February demanding the adoption of UTAS against IPPIS funds for the revitalization of public universities Others are refusing to honor the 2009 agreement between the Federal Government and ASUU among others NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ASUU strike: We are losing students to incessant killings — Students union
    Metro2 months ago

    ASUU strike: We are losing students to incessant killings — Students union

    The Council of Student’s Union Presidents (CSUP) says that it is losing students to incessant killings from bandits attacks as a result of their prolonged stay at home due to the ASUU strike.The Student Union President (SUG), Federal University of Technology (FUT) Minna, Mr. Ishaka Yahaya spoke on behalf of all SUG presidents across tertiary institutions at a news conference in Abuja on Thursday.Yahaya said that many students who were to be in school but resorted to doing other jobs were being kidnapped and killed in the process.He appealed to the government to look into the demands of ASUU and attend to them so that they could return to school.“It is true when they say when two elephants meet; only the grass suffers.“It is quite obvious here that both the Federal Government and ASUU have nothing to lose in this fight.“This is because while the strike is ongoing, the salaries of Federal Government staff keep flowing and at the end of every strike, nothing stops the salaries of ASUU members from also flowing.“The only most unfortunate and innocent victim here you would agree with us are the Nigerian students, who have everything to lose.” Even when the strike would have been called off, so many of the students will not be able to serve the nation due to age limit.“So many students after graduation would not be able to get government jobs due to age limit consideration,” he said.Yahaya said that the strike had increased the rate of drug abuses, prostitution, and thuggery amongst other corresponding wantonness and purposelessness by the Nigerian students who under normal circumstances should be in school acquiring knowledge.He said that the Nigerian students and campuses had been exposed to insecurities.and as such students had now become daily victims of kidnapping by the bandits.He said that the CSUP had written to the Ministry of Education, issuing a seven days ultimatum to reach an amicable resolution with their counterparts – ASUU.He said that failure to do so would lead to the mobilization of students across the country in a mass peaceful demonstration to end the strike.” We hereby appeal to the Federal Government to meet the demands of ASUU within the shortest period of time as failure to do so would leave us with no option but to go ahead with our peaceful demonstration even amidst this security instability.” For it is better to die for something than to live for nothing.” Also,  the SUG president of the university of Jos, Mr. Danladi Adankala, recalled an incident that happened to a 500-level student of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomosho who was kidnapped and murdered after paying the ransom.” In LAUTECH yesterday, a 500-level Rachael Opadele of the Department of Fine Art was murdered.” She was supposed to be in school finalizing her education but because of the ASUU strike, she opted to work in a hotel where she was kidnapped and killed after paying the ransom.” This is one of the many we know.Students can also be killed during a protest, so it is essential for the government to meet the demands of ASUU so that students can return to school,” he said.In the same vein, the SUG President, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Mr. Naajim Gbefwi called on the government to prioritize education in the interest of Nigerian students.The News Agency of Nigeria reports that ASUU had been on strike since February demanding the adoption of UTAS against IPPIS, funds for therevitalization of public universities.Others are refusing to honor the 2009 agreement between the Federal Government and ASUU, among others.NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Students Union Government SUG of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology LAUTECH Ogbomoso on Wednesday mourned the killing of kidnapped Racheal Opadele a final year student of the Department of Fine and Applied Arts of the institution Mr Anuoluwa Adeboye the SUG President of LAUTECH who made this known in a statement in Ogbomoso said that the development had brought a dark moment to the institution Adeboye said that Rachael was kidnapped where she was working at hotel in a community close to LAUTECH He recounted that the Students Union Government immediately wrote Governments security operatives and all concerned stakeholders to see to her rescue without her dying but all efforts prooved abortive It is with heavy hearts that we announce the gruesome killing of our dear student Rachael a final year student of LAUTECH that was kidnapped where she was working in Ogbomoso due to ASUU strike on behalf of the entire students of LAUTECH This is a dark moment in our school as we were lashed with the death of one of us We were consumed when we first heard about her kidnap and we led the team to write to Governments security operatives and all concerned stakeholders to see to her release without her dying It s so disheartening and terrible to have heard her dead in the early hours of today he said He call on the government to administer justice on Opadele s killers The government should act fast and let justice be served As a matter of urgency we are challenging the government to present to the public the killer s of our dear colleague The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Rachael Opadele was abducted in the early hours of Friday in an hotel at Aaba a community close to LAUTECH She was said to be working at the hotel following the ongoing protacted ASUU strike that has kept all Nigerian students outside the institutions The LAUTECH SUG in its July 30 statement said that students could no longer walk or move freely sleep conveniently travel or do anything without fear of being abducted or kidnapped robbed raped or maimed within or outside the University Community NewsSourceCredit NAN
    LAUTECH SUG mourns killing of kidnapped colleague
     The Students Union Government SUG of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology LAUTECH Ogbomoso on Wednesday mourned the killing of kidnapped Racheal Opadele a final year student of the Department of Fine and Applied Arts of the institution Mr Anuoluwa Adeboye the SUG President of LAUTECH who made this known in a statement in Ogbomoso said that the development had brought a dark moment to the institution Adeboye said that Rachael was kidnapped where she was working at hotel in a community close to LAUTECH He recounted that the Students Union Government immediately wrote Governments security operatives and all concerned stakeholders to see to her rescue without her dying but all efforts prooved abortive It is with heavy hearts that we announce the gruesome killing of our dear student Rachael a final year student of LAUTECH that was kidnapped where she was working in Ogbomoso due to ASUU strike on behalf of the entire students of LAUTECH This is a dark moment in our school as we were lashed with the death of one of us We were consumed when we first heard about her kidnap and we led the team to write to Governments security operatives and all concerned stakeholders to see to her release without her dying It s so disheartening and terrible to have heard her dead in the early hours of today he said He call on the government to administer justice on Opadele s killers The government should act fast and let justice be served As a matter of urgency we are challenging the government to present to the public the killer s of our dear colleague The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Rachael Opadele was abducted in the early hours of Friday in an hotel at Aaba a community close to LAUTECH She was said to be working at the hotel following the ongoing protacted ASUU strike that has kept all Nigerian students outside the institutions The LAUTECH SUG in its July 30 statement said that students could no longer walk or move freely sleep conveniently travel or do anything without fear of being abducted or kidnapped robbed raped or maimed within or outside the University Community NewsSourceCredit NAN
    LAUTECH SUG mourns killing of kidnapped colleague
    General news2 months ago

    LAUTECH SUG mourns killing of kidnapped colleague

    The Students Union Government (SUG) of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Ogbomoso on Wednesday mourned the killing of kidnapped Racheal Opadele, a final year student of the Department of Fine and Applied Arts of the institution.

    Mr Anuoluwa Adeboye, the SUG President of LAUTECH, who made this known in a statement in Ogbomoso, said that the development had brought a dark moment to the institution.  

    Adeboye said that Rachael was kidnapped where she was working at hotel in a community close to LAUTECH.  

    He recounted that the Students Union Government immediately wrote Governments, security operatives, and all concerned stakeholders to see to her rescue without her dying but all efforts prooved abortive.

    “It is with heavy hearts that we announce the gruesome killing of our dear student, Rachael, a final year student of LAUTECH, that was kidnapped where she was working in Ogbomoso due to ASUU strike on behalf of the entire students of LAUTECH.

    “This is a dark moment in our school as we were lashed with the death of one of us.

    “We were consumed when we first heard about her kidnap and we led the team to write to Governments, security operatives, and all concerned stakeholders to see to her release without her dying.

    “It’s so disheartening and terrible to have heard her dead in the early hours of today, “he said.

    He call on the government to administer justice on Opadele’s killers.

    “The government should act fast and let justice be served.

    As a matter of urgency, we are challenging the government to present to the public the killer(s) of our dear colleague.  

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Rachael Opadele was abducted in the early hours of Friday in an hotel at Aaba, a community close to LAUTECH.  

    She was said to be working at the hotel following the ongoing protacted ASUU strike that has kept all Nigerian students outside the institutions.

    The LAUTECH SUG, in its July 30 statement, said that students could no longer walk or move freely, sleep conveniently, travel, or do anything without fear of being abducted or kidnapped, robbed, raped, or maimed within or outside the University Community.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The abducted student of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology LAUTECH Ogbomoso in Oyo State Rachael Opadele a Hotelier Mr Olugbenga Owolabi and one other have been killed by their abductors Opadele who was working with the hotelier Owolabi due to the ongoing nationwide strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU were abducted on Friday in Ogbomoso The News Agency of Nigeria gathered on Wednesday that the victims were reportedly shot dead on Tuesday evening by the kidnappers after collecting N5 million as ransom A family source who pleaded anonymity said that a motorcycle operator who carried the man with the ransom to the designated spot in the bush was also killed while the ransom carrier sustained injuries The source said that the abductees and motorcycle operator were shot dead in anger while the ransom carrier is currently receiving medical attention in an undisclosed hospital The ransom was taken to the bush on Ogbomoso Ilorin Expressway around Igbon area The source said that the kidnappers became angry when they noticed the presence of soldiers at the LAUTECH area The soldiers had stormed Ogbomoso on Tuesday in order to beef up security as a result of increasing rate of kidnapping in the area When contacted SP Adewale Osifeso the Police Public Relations Officer who neither confirmed nor denied the reports promised to get back to NAN However as at the time of filing this report at about 4 33 p m Osifeso has yet to get back to NAN Correspondent NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Kidnappers kill abducted LAUTECH student, Hotelier, other after ransom payment
     The abducted student of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology LAUTECH Ogbomoso in Oyo State Rachael Opadele a Hotelier Mr Olugbenga Owolabi and one other have been killed by their abductors Opadele who was working with the hotelier Owolabi due to the ongoing nationwide strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU were abducted on Friday in Ogbomoso The News Agency of Nigeria gathered on Wednesday that the victims were reportedly shot dead on Tuesday evening by the kidnappers after collecting N5 million as ransom A family source who pleaded anonymity said that a motorcycle operator who carried the man with the ransom to the designated spot in the bush was also killed while the ransom carrier sustained injuries The source said that the abductees and motorcycle operator were shot dead in anger while the ransom carrier is currently receiving medical attention in an undisclosed hospital The ransom was taken to the bush on Ogbomoso Ilorin Expressway around Igbon area The source said that the kidnappers became angry when they noticed the presence of soldiers at the LAUTECH area The soldiers had stormed Ogbomoso on Tuesday in order to beef up security as a result of increasing rate of kidnapping in the area When contacted SP Adewale Osifeso the Police Public Relations Officer who neither confirmed nor denied the reports promised to get back to NAN However as at the time of filing this report at about 4 33 p m Osifeso has yet to get back to NAN Correspondent NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Kidnappers kill abducted LAUTECH student, Hotelier, other after ransom payment
    Defence/Security2 months ago

    Kidnappers kill abducted LAUTECH student, Hotelier, other after ransom payment

    The abducted student of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso in Oyo State, Rachael Opadele; a Hotelier, Mr Olugbenga Owolabi and one other, have been killed by their abductors.

    Opadele, who was working with the hotelier (Owolabi), due to the ongoing nationwide strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), were abducted on Friday in Ogbomoso.

    The News Agency of Nigeria gathered on Wednesday that the victims were reportedly shot dead on Tuesday evening by the kidnappers after collecting N5 million as ransom.

    A family source, who pleaded anonymity, said that a motorcycle operator, who carried the man with the ransom to the designated spot in the bush, was also killed, while the ransom carrier sustained injuries.

    The source said that the abductees and motorcycle operator were shot dead in anger, while the ransom carrier is currently receiving medical attention in an undisclosed hospital.

    The ransom was taken to the bush on Ogbomoso-Ilorin Expressway, around Igbon area.

    The source said that the kidnappers became angry when they noticed the presence of soldiers at the LAUTECH area.

    The soldiers had stormed Ogbomoso on Tuesday in order to beef up security as a result of increasing rate of kidnapping in the area.

    When contacted, SP Adewale Osifeso, the Police Public Relations Officer, who neither confirmed nor denied the reports, promised to get back to NAN.

    However, as at the time of filing this report at about 4.33 p.

    m, Osifeso has yet to get back to NAN Correspondent.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  A socio political group Omituntun Initiative in the Diaspora OID has lauded Gov Seyi Makinde for the successful transfer of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology LAUTECH to the Oyo State Government This is contained in a statement signed by its spokesperson Ayotomiwa Adebayo and made available to newsmen in Ibadan on Tuesday The News Agency of Nigeria reports that OID is a support group to the Makinde led administration in Oyo state The group said the governor had since assumption of office achieved tremendous feats in the education sector According to the group The resolve of the 14 year joint ownership tussle between Oyo and Osun states over LAUTECH is a landmark achievement The group commended Makinde on the success describing the development as a giant stride for the entire state The consistent effort of the governor towards the development of the education sector in the state has again achieved a milestone This decision of giving education a priority and ensuring that the sector tops the budget as enshrined by UNESCO standards has shown that the governor is visionary it said The group said the governor has proved that he is committed to changing the narrative and taking the state to greater heights Dr Aaron Ogundiwin OID Coordinator in Oyo State said that the people of the state are now enjoying the dividends of democracy since he assumed office Ogundiwin described Makinde as an outstanding record breaker who had since been fulfilling his campaign promises to the good people of the state As a group we will not relent on our support to the state government in transforming the state and building visionary leaders he said Mr Kehinde Oluwatosin a LAUTECH alumnus and OID Coordinator in Dublin Ireland said that LAUTECH as a technology driven university will soon be ranked among the global institutions LAUTECH will soon become a silicon valley of Africa for technology research like MIT Stanford Harvard Oxford Cambridge among other notable universities of Technology globally he said He expressed optimism that LAUTECH with proper funding under the Makinde led administration will live up to its expectation as the best university of technology in Africa Mr Adebowale Fafore the OID Coordinator in Hungary commended the governor s position on the win win claim for all LAUTECH stakeholders Fafore said that the resolution of the tussle will chart a new course for the institution to excel We in the diaspora are excited that the lost glory of the institution has eventually been restored and normalcy will come back to LAUTECH Students are delighted parents are grateful lecturers are happy and everybody will always remember this as history Both Makinde and Gov Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State displayed maturity and displaced selfish interests by putting education first over politics History will not forget them in a hurry We are hopeful that the development will open the door for foreign investors to partner with the institution and invest in the state he said Meanwhile Mr Samson Oloyede OID Executive in the UK said Makinde had recorded tremendous feats in the education and other critical sectors which are being felt in Nigeria and the diaspora His Excellency Gov Makinde has turned his manifesto into a blueprint for the implementation of well articulated policies These have become a template for other state governments to emulate in piloting the affairs of their respective states he said Edited By Moses Solanke Vincent Obi NAN
    Group lauds Makinde’s giant strides on LAUTECH, education development
     A socio political group Omituntun Initiative in the Diaspora OID has lauded Gov Seyi Makinde for the successful transfer of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology LAUTECH to the Oyo State Government This is contained in a statement signed by its spokesperson Ayotomiwa Adebayo and made available to newsmen in Ibadan on Tuesday The News Agency of Nigeria reports that OID is a support group to the Makinde led administration in Oyo state The group said the governor had since assumption of office achieved tremendous feats in the education sector According to the group The resolve of the 14 year joint ownership tussle between Oyo and Osun states over LAUTECH is a landmark achievement The group commended Makinde on the success describing the development as a giant stride for the entire state The consistent effort of the governor towards the development of the education sector in the state has again achieved a milestone This decision of giving education a priority and ensuring that the sector tops the budget as enshrined by UNESCO standards has shown that the governor is visionary it said The group said the governor has proved that he is committed to changing the narrative and taking the state to greater heights Dr Aaron Ogundiwin OID Coordinator in Oyo State said that the people of the state are now enjoying the dividends of democracy since he assumed office Ogundiwin described Makinde as an outstanding record breaker who had since been fulfilling his campaign promises to the good people of the state As a group we will not relent on our support to the state government in transforming the state and building visionary leaders he said Mr Kehinde Oluwatosin a LAUTECH alumnus and OID Coordinator in Dublin Ireland said that LAUTECH as a technology driven university will soon be ranked among the global institutions LAUTECH will soon become a silicon valley of Africa for technology research like MIT Stanford Harvard Oxford Cambridge among other notable universities of Technology globally he said He expressed optimism that LAUTECH with proper funding under the Makinde led administration will live up to its expectation as the best university of technology in Africa Mr Adebowale Fafore the OID Coordinator in Hungary commended the governor s position on the win win claim for all LAUTECH stakeholders Fafore said that the resolution of the tussle will chart a new course for the institution to excel We in the diaspora are excited that the lost glory of the institution has eventually been restored and normalcy will come back to LAUTECH Students are delighted parents are grateful lecturers are happy and everybody will always remember this as history Both Makinde and Gov Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State displayed maturity and displaced selfish interests by putting education first over politics History will not forget them in a hurry We are hopeful that the development will open the door for foreign investors to partner with the institution and invest in the state he said Meanwhile Mr Samson Oloyede OID Executive in the UK said Makinde had recorded tremendous feats in the education and other critical sectors which are being felt in Nigeria and the diaspora His Excellency Gov Makinde has turned his manifesto into a blueprint for the implementation of well articulated policies These have become a template for other state governments to emulate in piloting the affairs of their respective states he said Edited By Moses Solanke Vincent Obi NAN
    Group lauds Makinde’s giant strides on LAUTECH, education development
    Education2 years ago

    Group lauds Makinde’s giant strides on LAUTECH, education development

    A socio-political group, Omituntun Initiative in the Diaspora (OID), has lauded Gov. Seyi Makinde for the successful transfer of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) to the Oyo State Government.This is contained in a statement, signed by its spokesperson, Ayotomiwa Adebayo, and made available to newsmen in Ibadan on Tuesday.The News Agency of Nigeria reports that OID is a support group to the Makinde-led administration in Oyo state.The group said the governor had, since assumption of office, achieved tremendous feats in the education sector.According to the group, “The resolve of the 14-year joint ownership tussle between Oyo and Osun states over LAUTECH is a landmark achievement.”The group commended Makinde on the success, describing the development as a giant stride for the entire state.“The consistent effort of the governor towards the development of the education sector in the state has again achieved a milestone.“This decision of giving education a priority and ensuring that the sector tops the budget, as enshrined by UNESCO standards, has shown that the governor is visionary,” it said.The group said the governor has proved that he is committed to changing the narrative and taking the state to greater heights.Dr Aaron Ogundiwin, OID Coordinator in Oyo State, said that the people of the state are now enjoying the dividends of democracy since he assumed office.Ogundiwin described Makinde as an outstanding record-breaker, who had since been fulfilling his campaign promises to the good people of the state.“As a group, we will not relent on our support to the state government in transforming the state and building visionary leaders,” he said.Mr Kehinde Oluwatosin, a LAUTECH alumnus and OID Coordinator in Dublin, Ireland, said that LAUTECH, as a technology-driven university, will soon be ranked among the global institutions.“LAUTECH will soon become a silicon valley of Africa for technology research like MIT, Stanford, Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge, among other notable universities of Technology globally,” he said.He expressed optimism that LAUTECH, with proper funding under the Makinde-led administration, will live up to its expectation as the best university of technology in Africa.Mr Adebowale Fafore, the OID Coordinator in Hungary, commended the governor’s position on the ‘win-win’ claim for all LAUTECH stakeholders.Fafore said that the resolution of the tussle will chart a new course for the institution to excel.“We in the diaspora are excited that the lost glory of the institution has eventually been restored and normalcy will come back to LAUTECH.“Students are delighted, parents are grateful, lecturers are happy, and everybody will always remember this as history.“Both Makinde and Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State displayed maturity and displaced selfish interests by putting education first over politics.“History will not forget them in a hurry. We are hopeful that the development will open the door for foreign investors to partner with the institution and invest in the state,” he said.Meanwhile, Mr Samson Oloyede, OID Executive in the UK, said Makinde had recorded tremendous feats in the education and other critical sectors, which are being felt in Nigeria and the diaspora.“His Excellency, Gov. Makinde, has turned his manifesto into a blueprint for the implementation of well-articulated policies.“These have become a template for other state governments to emulate in piloting the affairs of their respective states,” he said.Edited By: Moses Solanke/Vincent Obi (NAN)

  •   Gov Seyi Makinde has declared that Oyo State now has the opportunity to restore the lost glory of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology LAUTECH Ogbomoso A statement issued on Saturday by Mr Taiwo Adisa his Chief Press Secretary said that the declaration followed the termination of the joint ownership of the university by the Oyo and Osun State Governments According to the statement the governor maintained that the real work to reposition the university and take it back to the glorious days when it was adjudged the best state run university has now begun The governor said that with the amicable ending of the joint ownership a situation that has bogged down the university for years he was ready to reposition the institution in line with his campaign promise He added that Oyo State under his watch will readily reposition the school for excellence noting that his administration s drive to industrialise the state would get the much needed boost with an effectively run technology university like LAUTECH So we give God all the glory Now the real work starts because we have to ensure that the university is properly funded so that it will be contributing to the economy of Ogbomoso in particular and Oyo state in general If we are saying we want to industrialise the state and we have a university of technology adding value in Ogbomoso the industrialisation effort can proceed very quickly Makinde stated The governor further maintained that Oyo State was ready to fully shoulder the financial responsibilities of LAUTECH He said that the state government had appropriated enough funds to the institution in the 2021 Budget adding that his administration would continue to discharge its responsibilities on the institution Makinde who described Gov Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State as a statesman equally said there is no victor nor vanquished in the arrangement that has seen the National Universities Commission NUC transfer LAUTECH ownership solely to Oyo State He added that the situation is a win win for both states even as he urged staff of the university never to discriminate against members of the workforce who are of Osun State extraction Now there is no Oyo Forum or Osun Forum anymore it is LAUTECH Forum and it should be focused on the output and growth of the university The governor added that the winners in the latest development are students of the institution and its stakeholders who can now have a stable environment that is conducive for learning and research Makinde promised that he would visit Ogbomoso soon to meet with the stakeholders I will also use this opportunity to thank my brother governor of Osun State for his cooperation and for being a statesman Makinde saidEdited By Wale Ojetimi NAN
    LAUTECH ownership: We can now restore varsity’s lost glory — Makinde
      Gov Seyi Makinde has declared that Oyo State now has the opportunity to restore the lost glory of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology LAUTECH Ogbomoso A statement issued on Saturday by Mr Taiwo Adisa his Chief Press Secretary said that the declaration followed the termination of the joint ownership of the university by the Oyo and Osun State Governments According to the statement the governor maintained that the real work to reposition the university and take it back to the glorious days when it was adjudged the best state run university has now begun The governor said that with the amicable ending of the joint ownership a situation that has bogged down the university for years he was ready to reposition the institution in line with his campaign promise He added that Oyo State under his watch will readily reposition the school for excellence noting that his administration s drive to industrialise the state would get the much needed boost with an effectively run technology university like LAUTECH So we give God all the glory Now the real work starts because we have to ensure that the university is properly funded so that it will be contributing to the economy of Ogbomoso in particular and Oyo state in general If we are saying we want to industrialise the state and we have a university of technology adding value in Ogbomoso the industrialisation effort can proceed very quickly Makinde stated The governor further maintained that Oyo State was ready to fully shoulder the financial responsibilities of LAUTECH He said that the state government had appropriated enough funds to the institution in the 2021 Budget adding that his administration would continue to discharge its responsibilities on the institution Makinde who described Gov Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State as a statesman equally said there is no victor nor vanquished in the arrangement that has seen the National Universities Commission NUC transfer LAUTECH ownership solely to Oyo State He added that the situation is a win win for both states even as he urged staff of the university never to discriminate against members of the workforce who are of Osun State extraction Now there is no Oyo Forum or Osun Forum anymore it is LAUTECH Forum and it should be focused on the output and growth of the university The governor added that the winners in the latest development are students of the institution and its stakeholders who can now have a stable environment that is conducive for learning and research Makinde promised that he would visit Ogbomoso soon to meet with the stakeholders I will also use this opportunity to thank my brother governor of Osun State for his cooperation and for being a statesman Makinde saidEdited By Wale Ojetimi NAN
    LAUTECH ownership: We can now restore varsity’s lost glory — Makinde
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    LAUTECH ownership: We can now restore varsity’s lost glory — Makinde

    Gov. Seyi Makinde has declared that Oyo State now has the opportunity to restore the lost glory of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso.

    A statement issued on Saturday by Mr Taiwo Adisa, his Chief Press Secretary, said that the declaration followed the termination of the joint ownership of the university by the Oyo and Osun State Governments.

    According to the statement, the governor maintained that the real work to reposition the university and take it back to the glorious days when it was adjudged the best state-run university has now begun.

    The governor said that with the amicable ending of the joint ownership, a situation that has bogged down the university for years, he was ready to reposition the institution in line with his campaign promise.

    He added that Oyo State under his watch will readily reposition the school for excellence, noting that his administration’s drive to industrialise the state would get the much needed boost with an effectively run technology university like LAUTECH.

    “So, we give God all the glory. Now, the real work starts because we have to ensure that the university is properly funded so that it will be contributing to the economy of Ogbomoso in particular, and Oyo state in general.

    “If we are saying we want to industrialise the state and we have a university of technology adding value in Ogbomoso, the industrialisation effort can proceed very quickly,” Makinde stated.

    The governor further maintained that Oyo State was ready to fully shoulder the financial responsibilities of LAUTECH.

    He said that the state government had appropriated enough funds to the institution in the 2021 Budget, adding that his administration would continue to discharge its responsibilities on the institution.

    Makinde, who described Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State as a statesman, equally said “there is no victor nor vanquished in the arrangement that has seen the National Universities Commission (NUC) transfer LAUTECH ownership solely to Oyo State.”

    He added that the situation is a win-win for both states, even as he urged staff of the university “never to discriminate against members of the workforce who are of Osun State extraction.

    “Now, there is no Oyo Forum or Osun Forum anymore, it is LAUTECH Forum and it should be focused on the output and growth of the university.”

    The governor added that the winners in the latest development are students of the institution and its stakeholders who can now have a stable environment that is conducive for learning and research,.

    Makinde promised that he would visit Ogbomoso soon to meet with the stakeholders.

    “I will also use this opportunity to thank my brother, governor of Osun State, for his cooperation and for being a statesman,” Makinde said


    Edited By: Wale Ojetimi
    (NAN)

  •   The NUC Executive Secretary Prof Abubakar Rasheed has confirmed the resolution of the crises between Oyo and Osun states over the ownership of the Ogbomosho based Ladoke Akintola University of Technology LAUTECH Rasheed said on Friday in Ibadan that both Gov Seyi Makinde of Oyo and his Osun State counterpart Gboyega Oyetola have signed a Memorandum of Understanding MoU to seal the resolution of the crises with Oyo State Government agreeing to take over the university s property in Ogbomoso while the Osun State Government would take full ownership of the university s College of Health Sciences in Osogbo Former Oyo governor Adebayo Alao Akala in a statement he personally signed and made available to newsmen in Ibadan described the final resolution of the ownership crisis between Oyo and Osun states as a welcome development Alao Akala who initiated the action for Oyo State to take full ownership of the institution while in office commended the two governors for resolving the long impasse saying I commend them for not allowing political interest or party affiliation destroy the unity and progress of Yoruba land The former governor also thanked the governors for allowing reason to prevail and for putting the interest of the students whose education has been in jeopardy for so long into consideration He also commended the NUC for its role in the final settlement and eventual take over of the institution advising the Oyo State Government to immediately commence efforts to restore the glory of the institution as the foremost technology school in Nigeria in line with the initial vision of its founding fathers Edited By Mouktar Adamu NAN
    LAUTECH : Oyo, Osun resolve lingering ownership crisis, get Alao-Akala’s backing
      The NUC Executive Secretary Prof Abubakar Rasheed has confirmed the resolution of the crises between Oyo and Osun states over the ownership of the Ogbomosho based Ladoke Akintola University of Technology LAUTECH Rasheed said on Friday in Ibadan that both Gov Seyi Makinde of Oyo and his Osun State counterpart Gboyega Oyetola have signed a Memorandum of Understanding MoU to seal the resolution of the crises with Oyo State Government agreeing to take over the university s property in Ogbomoso while the Osun State Government would take full ownership of the university s College of Health Sciences in Osogbo Former Oyo governor Adebayo Alao Akala in a statement he personally signed and made available to newsmen in Ibadan described the final resolution of the ownership crisis between Oyo and Osun states as a welcome development Alao Akala who initiated the action for Oyo State to take full ownership of the institution while in office commended the two governors for resolving the long impasse saying I commend them for not allowing political interest or party affiliation destroy the unity and progress of Yoruba land The former governor also thanked the governors for allowing reason to prevail and for putting the interest of the students whose education has been in jeopardy for so long into consideration He also commended the NUC for its role in the final settlement and eventual take over of the institution advising the Oyo State Government to immediately commence efforts to restore the glory of the institution as the foremost technology school in Nigeria in line with the initial vision of its founding fathers Edited By Mouktar Adamu NAN
    LAUTECH : Oyo, Osun resolve lingering ownership crisis, get Alao-Akala’s backing
    Education2 years ago

    LAUTECH : Oyo, Osun resolve lingering ownership crisis, get Alao-Akala’s backing

    The NUC Executive Secretary, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed has confirmed the resolution of the crises between Oyo and Osun states over the ownership of the Ogbomosho-based Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH).

    Rasheed said on Friday in Ibadan that both Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo and his Osun State counterpart, Gboyega Oyetola, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to seal the resolution of the crises, with Oyo State Government agreeing to take over the university’s property in Ogbomoso, while the Osun State Government would take full ownership of the university’s College of Health Sciences in Osogbo.

    Former Oyo governor Adebayo Alao-Akala, in a statement he personally signed and made available to newsmen in Ibadan, described the final resolution of the ownership crisis between Oyo and Osun states as a welcome development.

    Alao-Akala, who initiated the action for Oyo State to take full ownership of the institution while in office, commended the two governors for resolving the long impasse, saying: “I commend them for not allowing political interest or party affiliation destroy the unity and progress of Yoruba land.”

    The former governor also thanked the governors for allowing reason to prevail and for putting the interest of the students, whose education has been in jeopardy for so long, into consideration.

    He also commended the NUC for its role in the final settlement and eventual take-over of the institution, advising the Oyo State Government to immediately commence efforts to restore the glory of the institution as the foremost technology school in Nigeria, in line with the initial vision of its founding fathers.


    Edited By: Mouktar Adamu
    (NAN)

  •   The National Universities Commission NUC has announced the dissolution of the joint ownership of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology LAUTECH Ogbomosho Oyo state and the College of Health Sciences Osogbo Osun Prof Abubakar Rasheed Executive Secretary NUC made the announcement at a news conference on the resolution of the lingering ownership crisis of the institution in Abuja on Friday The News Agency of Nigeria reports that over the years the joint ownership arrangement of LAUTECH and the college of health sciences has been characterised by governance challenges These challenges have been affecting the appointment of Vice Chancellor and other principal officers as well as irregular payment of staff salaries Rasheed said that in response to the call by stakeholders to intervene in the crisis the commission constituted a Tripartite Committee comprising representatives of both states to interface with stakeholders toward finding a lasting solution to the seemingly intractable crisis He added that the committee which commenced its work reached an agreement with the states on the sharing of assets and liabilities of LAUTECH by Oyo and Osun states It is gratifying to note that after extensive deliberations negotiations and consultations both owner states mutually agreed terms and the joint ownership of LAUTECH was formally dissolved The mutually agreed dissolution was formalised through the signing of a memorandum of agreement by the Executive Governors of Oyo and Osun states witnessed by the Attorneys General of both states giving legal effect to the transfer of ownership of LAUTECH to Oyo state and the college of health sciences to the government of Osun state The NUC wishes to commend and express its profound gratitude to the governors of both states for their examplary statesmanship leadership and tremendous sacrifice by putting the interest of LAUTECH and its over 30 000 students above political and other considerations he said Rasheed said that the governor of Oyo state was working to upgrade the state hospital to a teaching hospital to accommodate the medical students of LAUTECH He added that in like manner the college of health sciences Osogbo would benefit the medical students of Osun state university The executive secretary however urged both states to bear full cost and responsibilities of the university to boost and expand its capacity He therefore pledged that the commission would work with stakeholders to ensure the full and faithful implementation of the terms of the agreement in all its ramifications as well as ensure LAUTECH gets on track in the discharge of its tripodal mandates of teaching research and community service NAN reports that LAUTECH Ogbomosho was established in 1990 by the old Oyo state government with the main campus located in Ogbomosho The teaching hospital was subsequently established and located in Osogbo However when Osun was carved out of the old Oyo state in 1991 both states became joint owners of the institution Edited By Felix Ajide NAN
    NUC dissolves joint ownership of LAUTECH Ogbomosho, College of health sciences, Osogbo
      The National Universities Commission NUC has announced the dissolution of the joint ownership of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology LAUTECH Ogbomosho Oyo state and the College of Health Sciences Osogbo Osun Prof Abubakar Rasheed Executive Secretary NUC made the announcement at a news conference on the resolution of the lingering ownership crisis of the institution in Abuja on Friday The News Agency of Nigeria reports that over the years the joint ownership arrangement of LAUTECH and the college of health sciences has been characterised by governance challenges These challenges have been affecting the appointment of Vice Chancellor and other principal officers as well as irregular payment of staff salaries Rasheed said that in response to the call by stakeholders to intervene in the crisis the commission constituted a Tripartite Committee comprising representatives of both states to interface with stakeholders toward finding a lasting solution to the seemingly intractable crisis He added that the committee which commenced its work reached an agreement with the states on the sharing of assets and liabilities of LAUTECH by Oyo and Osun states It is gratifying to note that after extensive deliberations negotiations and consultations both owner states mutually agreed terms and the joint ownership of LAUTECH was formally dissolved The mutually agreed dissolution was formalised through the signing of a memorandum of agreement by the Executive Governors of Oyo and Osun states witnessed by the Attorneys General of both states giving legal effect to the transfer of ownership of LAUTECH to Oyo state and the college of health sciences to the government of Osun state The NUC wishes to commend and express its profound gratitude to the governors of both states for their examplary statesmanship leadership and tremendous sacrifice by putting the interest of LAUTECH and its over 30 000 students above political and other considerations he said Rasheed said that the governor of Oyo state was working to upgrade the state hospital to a teaching hospital to accommodate the medical students of LAUTECH He added that in like manner the college of health sciences Osogbo would benefit the medical students of Osun state university The executive secretary however urged both states to bear full cost and responsibilities of the university to boost and expand its capacity He therefore pledged that the commission would work with stakeholders to ensure the full and faithful implementation of the terms of the agreement in all its ramifications as well as ensure LAUTECH gets on track in the discharge of its tripodal mandates of teaching research and community service NAN reports that LAUTECH Ogbomosho was established in 1990 by the old Oyo state government with the main campus located in Ogbomosho The teaching hospital was subsequently established and located in Osogbo However when Osun was carved out of the old Oyo state in 1991 both states became joint owners of the institution Edited By Felix Ajide NAN
    NUC dissolves joint ownership of LAUTECH Ogbomosho, College of health sciences, Osogbo
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    NUC dissolves joint ownership of LAUTECH Ogbomosho, College of health sciences, Osogbo

    The National Universities Commission (NUC) has announced the dissolution of the joint ownership of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomosho, Oyo state and the College of Health Sciences, Osogbo Osun.

    Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, Executive Secretary, NUC, made the announcement at a news conference on the resolution of the lingering ownership crisis of the institution in Abuja on Friday.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that over the years, the joint ownership arrangement of LAUTECH and the college of health sciences has been characterised by governance challenges.

    These challenges have been affecting the appointment of Vice-Chancellor and other principal officers as well as irregular payment of staff salaries.

    Rasheed said that in response to the call by stakeholders to intervene in the crisis, the commission constituted a Tripartite Committee comprising representatives of both states to interface with stakeholders toward finding a lasting solution to the seemingly intractable crisis.

    He added that the committee which commenced its work reached an agreement with the states on the sharing of assets and liabilities of LAUTECH by Oyo and Osun states.

    ” It is gratifying to note that after extensive deliberations, negotiations and consultations, both owner states mutually agreed terms and the joint ownership of LAUTECH was formally dissolved.

    ” The mutually agreed dissolution was formalised through the signing of a memorandum of agreement by the Executive Governors of Oyo and Osun states witnessed by the Attorneys-General of both states, giving legal effect to the transfer of ownership of LAUTECH to Oyo state and the college of health sciences to the government of Osun state.

    “The NUC wishes to commend and express its profound gratitude to the governors of both states for their examplary statesmanship, leadership and tremendous sacrifice by putting the interest of LAUTECH and its over 30,000 students above political and other considerations,” he said.

    Rasheed said that the governor of Oyo state was working to upgrade the state hospital to a teaching hospital to accommodate the medical students of LAUTECH.

    He added that in like manner, the college of health sciences Osogbo would benefit the medical students of Osun state university.

    The executive secretary, however, urged both states to bear full cost and responsibilities of the university to boost and expand its capacity.

    He, therefore, pledged that the commission would work with stakeholders to ensure the full and faithful implementation of the terms of the agreement in all its ramifications as well as ensure LAUTECH gets on track in the discharge of its tripodal mandates of teaching, research and community service.

    NAN reports that LAUTECH, Ogbomosho was established in 1990 by the old Oyo state government with the main campus located in Ogbomosho.

    The teaching hospital was subsequently established and located in Osogbo.

    However, when Osun  was carved out of the old Oyo state in 1991 both states became joint owners of the institution.


    Edited By: Felix Ajide
    (NAN)

  •  Sen Teslim Folarin APC Oyo Central has appointed Mr Shakirulah Olaniyi popularly known as YSO Elodyper as his Special Adviser on Media Folarin a former Senate Leader made this known in a statement he personally signed and made available to newsmen on Saturday in Ibadan The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Oyo born journalist was before his appointment the Editor of Pacesetter News an online newspaper NAN also reports that Olaniyi had also served as a media aide to former Gov Adebayo Alao Akala A graduate of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology LAUTECH Ogbomoso Olaniyi was also formerly a principal aide to a former Chairman of Ogbomoso North Local Government Hon Olamiju Alao Akala Folarin the Chairman Senate Committee on Local Content in the statement wished him well in his new job Edited By Chinyere Nwachukwu and NAN Wale Sadeeq
    Sen. Folarin appoints ‘YSO Elodyper’ as media aide
     Sen Teslim Folarin APC Oyo Central has appointed Mr Shakirulah Olaniyi popularly known as YSO Elodyper as his Special Adviser on Media Folarin a former Senate Leader made this known in a statement he personally signed and made available to newsmen on Saturday in Ibadan The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Oyo born journalist was before his appointment the Editor of Pacesetter News an online newspaper NAN also reports that Olaniyi had also served as a media aide to former Gov Adebayo Alao Akala A graduate of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology LAUTECH Ogbomoso Olaniyi was also formerly a principal aide to a former Chairman of Ogbomoso North Local Government Hon Olamiju Alao Akala Folarin the Chairman Senate Committee on Local Content in the statement wished him well in his new job Edited By Chinyere Nwachukwu and NAN Wale Sadeeq
    Sen. Folarin appoints ‘YSO Elodyper’ as media aide
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    Sen. Folarin appoints ‘YSO Elodyper’ as media aide

    Sen. Teslim Folarin (APC-Oyo Central) has appointed Mr Shakirulah Olaniyi, popularly known as YSO Elodyper, as his Special Adviser on Media.
    Folarin, a former Senate Leader, made this known in a statement he personally signed and made available to newsmen on Saturday in Ibadan.
    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Oyo- born journalist was before his appointment the Editor of Pacesetter News, an online newspaper.
    NAN also reports that Olaniyi had also served as a media aide to former Gov. Adebayo Alao-Akala.
    A graduate of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Olaniyi was also formerly a principal aide to a former Chairman of Ogbomoso North Local Government, Hon. Olamiju Alao-Akala.
    Folarin, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Local Content, in the statement, wished him well in his new job.


    Edited By: Chinyere Nwachukwu and (NAN)‘Wale Sadeeq

  •  The Bursar Federal University Oye Ekiti FUOYE Mrs Bolatito Akande on Thursday received the Fellowship of the African foremost Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria ICAN The Deputy Director Corporate Service of the university Mr Adeyinka Ademuyiwa made this disclosure to the News Agency of Nigeria in Oye Ekiti NAN recalled that Akande was on Dec 19 2019 appointed as the bursar of the institution by the university governing council According to Ademuyiwa Akande is a member of 14 different professional and accounting bodies including the Association of Forensic Accountant of Nigeria AFAR Institute of Legal Executives ILEX and International Professional Managers Association IPMA UK He said that the new ICAN fellow bagged Masters in Business Administration from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology LAUTECH and later studied Accounting in Afe Babalola University where she bagged another Master of Science degree Ademuyiwa added that Akande also had a Master of Science in Accounting from European American University Commonwealth Dominica He said the governing council approved her appointment because of her vast experience in Accounting diligence and professionalism in the discharge of her responsibilities with a high level of competence and commitment to the service of the university Edited By Remi Koleoso Yemi Idris Aduloju NAN
    FUOYE bursar becomes ICAN fellow
     The Bursar Federal University Oye Ekiti FUOYE Mrs Bolatito Akande on Thursday received the Fellowship of the African foremost Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria ICAN The Deputy Director Corporate Service of the university Mr Adeyinka Ademuyiwa made this disclosure to the News Agency of Nigeria in Oye Ekiti NAN recalled that Akande was on Dec 19 2019 appointed as the bursar of the institution by the university governing council According to Ademuyiwa Akande is a member of 14 different professional and accounting bodies including the Association of Forensic Accountant of Nigeria AFAR Institute of Legal Executives ILEX and International Professional Managers Association IPMA UK He said that the new ICAN fellow bagged Masters in Business Administration from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology LAUTECH and later studied Accounting in Afe Babalola University where she bagged another Master of Science degree Ademuyiwa added that Akande also had a Master of Science in Accounting from European American University Commonwealth Dominica He said the governing council approved her appointment because of her vast experience in Accounting diligence and professionalism in the discharge of her responsibilities with a high level of competence and commitment to the service of the university Edited By Remi Koleoso Yemi Idris Aduloju NAN
    FUOYE bursar becomes ICAN fellow
    Education2 years ago

    FUOYE bursar becomes ICAN fellow

    The Bursar, Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) Mrs Bolatito Akande, on Thursday, received the Fellowship of the African foremost Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).

    The Deputy Director, Corporate Service of the university, Mr Adeyinka Ademuyiwa, made this disclosure to the News Agency of Nigeria in Oye-Ekiti.

    NAN recalled that Akande was on Dec. 19, 2019 appointed as the bursar of the institution by the university governing council.

    According to Ademuyiwa, Akande is a member of 14 different professional and accounting bodies, including the Association of Forensic Accountant of Nigeria (AFAR), Institute of Legal Executives (ILEX), and International Professional Managers Association (IPMA) UK.

    He said that the new ICAN fellow bagged Masters in Business Administration from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) and later studied Accounting in Afe Babalola University, where she bagged another Master of Science degree.

    Ademuyiwa added that Akande also had a Master of Science in Accounting from European American University, Commonwealth Dominica.

    He said the governing council approved her appointment because of her vast experience in Accounting, diligence and professionalism in the discharge of her responsibilities with a high level of competence and commitment to the service of the university.


    Edited By: Remi Koleoso/Yemi Idris-Aduloju (NAN)

  •  A Macrobiologist Dr Elijah Adebayo has recommended that environment and human health must be given high priority in siting base station telecommunication masts by carrying out holistic environmental impact assessments Adebayo who is a Lecturer in the Department of Pure and Applied Biology Ladoke Akintola University of Technology LAUTECH Ogbomoso gave the recommendation while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Lagos He spoke to clarify and educate the government and public based on different views or opinions available at different quarters about the Global System of Mobile GSM communication Universal Mobile Telecommunications Service UMTS and Fifth Generation 5G broadband According to him it is imperative to provide some empirical information based on scientific research on the possible effects and necessary precautions The importance of these GSM and UMTS in effective communication cannot be underestimated in our different socioeconomic areas The roles that are being played especially during the current challenge of COVID 19 pandemic attest to its universal acceptance as a means of communication and education and Nigeria as country should not be left out However there must be caution in their usage Adebayo said According to him since the introduction of wireless telecommunication in the 1990 s the rollout of phone networks has caused a massive increase in electromagnetic pollution in cities and the countryside He added that multiple sources of mobile communication result in chronic exposure of a significant part of man s life to microwaves at non thermal levels He said life has been chronically exposed to microwaves and Radio Frequency Radiation RFR signals from various sources Including GSM and UMTS 3G 4G wireless phones and base stations Wireless Local AreaNetworks WLAN Wireless Personal Area Networks WPAN such as Bluetooth that are erected indiscriminately without studies of environmental impact assessments Adebayo therefore recommended that environmental impact assessments should be thoroughly conducted published and implemented before erection siting of base station masts of any telecommunication company He also recommended that indiscriminate erection of base station telecommunication masts such as in residential places where people spend most their good lives schools where children and youth that are prone to risk of developing head tumours are found Others are hospitals where immune compromised people are mostly located and other sensitive places should be stopped The existing G networks 2G 3G and 4G exerted many exposure effects including elevated risk of cancer genetic damage and alteration in gene expression learning and memory deficits neurological disorders Alteration in central nervous system nerve cells changes in the function of the nerve myelin and ion channels and stress source in living creatures hazardous effect on ecological and environmental conditions to mention a few If existing G networks exerted the above mentioned effects one will expect more of the effects from 5G networks since it employs millimetre waves and higher frequencies than previous technologies The usage of millimetre waves in addition to the microwaves that have been used to date in 2G 3G and 4G technology for 5G will require close installation of the cell antennas to one another which result to constant exposure of the population to millimetre wave radiation Adebayo said The macrobiologist therefore advised that Nigeria as a country should put on hold the implementation of 5G networks until the coast becomes clear He added that a group of experts such as scientists engineers medical practitioners and other technocrats should be employed and given a good time to unravel the likely negative impacts of 5G networks on human being and environment and suggested the possible ways of mitigating the effects Edited By Edwin Nwachukwu Peter Ejiofor NAN
    COVID-19: Macrobiologist advocates priority of human health in siting telecom masts
     A Macrobiologist Dr Elijah Adebayo has recommended that environment and human health must be given high priority in siting base station telecommunication masts by carrying out holistic environmental impact assessments Adebayo who is a Lecturer in the Department of Pure and Applied Biology Ladoke Akintola University of Technology LAUTECH Ogbomoso gave the recommendation while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Lagos He spoke to clarify and educate the government and public based on different views or opinions available at different quarters about the Global System of Mobile GSM communication Universal Mobile Telecommunications Service UMTS and Fifth Generation 5G broadband According to him it is imperative to provide some empirical information based on scientific research on the possible effects and necessary precautions The importance of these GSM and UMTS in effective communication cannot be underestimated in our different socioeconomic areas The roles that are being played especially during the current challenge of COVID 19 pandemic attest to its universal acceptance as a means of communication and education and Nigeria as country should not be left out However there must be caution in their usage Adebayo said According to him since the introduction of wireless telecommunication in the 1990 s the rollout of phone networks has caused a massive increase in electromagnetic pollution in cities and the countryside He added that multiple sources of mobile communication result in chronic exposure of a significant part of man s life to microwaves at non thermal levels He said life has been chronically exposed to microwaves and Radio Frequency Radiation RFR signals from various sources Including GSM and UMTS 3G 4G wireless phones and base stations Wireless Local AreaNetworks WLAN Wireless Personal Area Networks WPAN such as Bluetooth that are erected indiscriminately without studies of environmental impact assessments Adebayo therefore recommended that environmental impact assessments should be thoroughly conducted published and implemented before erection siting of base station masts of any telecommunication company He also recommended that indiscriminate erection of base station telecommunication masts such as in residential places where people spend most their good lives schools where children and youth that are prone to risk of developing head tumours are found Others are hospitals where immune compromised people are mostly located and other sensitive places should be stopped The existing G networks 2G 3G and 4G exerted many exposure effects including elevated risk of cancer genetic damage and alteration in gene expression learning and memory deficits neurological disorders Alteration in central nervous system nerve cells changes in the function of the nerve myelin and ion channels and stress source in living creatures hazardous effect on ecological and environmental conditions to mention a few If existing G networks exerted the above mentioned effects one will expect more of the effects from 5G networks since it employs millimetre waves and higher frequencies than previous technologies The usage of millimetre waves in addition to the microwaves that have been used to date in 2G 3G and 4G technology for 5G will require close installation of the cell antennas to one another which result to constant exposure of the population to millimetre wave radiation Adebayo said The macrobiologist therefore advised that Nigeria as a country should put on hold the implementation of 5G networks until the coast becomes clear He added that a group of experts such as scientists engineers medical practitioners and other technocrats should be employed and given a good time to unravel the likely negative impacts of 5G networks on human being and environment and suggested the possible ways of mitigating the effects Edited By Edwin Nwachukwu Peter Ejiofor NAN
    COVID-19: Macrobiologist advocates priority of human health in siting telecom masts
    Health2 years ago

    COVID-19: Macrobiologist advocates priority of human health in siting telecom masts

    A Macrobiologist, Dr Elijah Adebayo, has recommended that environment and human health must be given high priority in siting base station telecommunication masts by carrying out holistic environmental impact assessments.

    Adebayo, who is a Lecturer in the Department of Pure and Applied Biology, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Ogbomoso, gave the recommendation while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Lagos.

    He spoke to clarify and educate the government and public based on different views or opinions available at different quarters about the Global System of Mobile (GSM) communication, Universal Mobile Telecommunications Service (UMTS) and Fifth-Generation (5G) broadband.

    According to him, it is imperative to provide some empirical information based on scientific research on the possible effects and necessary precautions.

    “The importance of these GSM and UMTS in effective communication cannot be underestimated in our different socioeconomic areas.

    “The roles that are being played, especially during the current challenge of COVID-19 pandemic attest to its universal acceptance as a means of communication and education, and Nigeria as country should not be left out.

    “However, there must be caution in their usage,” Adebayo said.

    According to him, since the introduction of wireless telecommunication in the 1990’s, the rollout of phone networks has caused a massive increase in electromagnetic pollution in cities and the countryside.

    He added that multiple sources of mobile communication result in chronic exposure of a significant part of man’s life to microwaves at non-thermal levels.

    He said: “life has been chronically exposed to microwaves and Radio Frequency Radiation (RFR) signals from various sources.

    “Including GSM and UMTS/3G/4G wireless phones and base stations, Wireless Local AreaNetworks (WLAN), Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPAN) such as Bluetooth, that are erected indiscriminately without studies of environmental impact assessments.”

    Adebayo, therefore, recommended that environmental impact assessments should be thoroughly conducted, published and implemented before erection/siting of base station masts of any telecommunication company.

    He also recommended that indiscriminate erection of base station telecommunication masts such as in residential places – where people spend most their good lives, schools where children and youth that are prone to risk of developing head tumours are found.

    Others are hospitals where immune compromised people are mostly located and other sensitive places should be stopped.

    “The existing ‘G’ networks -2G, 3G and 4G exerted many exposure effects, including elevated risk of cancer, genetic damage and alteration in gene expression, learning and memory deficits, neurological disorders.

    “Alteration in central nervous system nerve cells, changes in the function of the nerve myelin and ion channels and stress source in living creatures, hazardous effect on ecological and environmental conditions, to mention a few.

    “If existing ‘G’ networks exerted the above mentioned effects, one will expect more of the effects from 5G networks, since it employs millimetre waves and higher frequencies than previous technologies.

    “The usage of millimetre waves in addition to the microwaves that have been used to date in 2G, 3G and 4G technology for 5G will require close installation of the cell antennas to one another, which result to constant exposure of the population to millimetre wave radiation,” Adebayo said.

    The macrobiologist, therefore, advised that Nigeria as a country should put on hold the implementation of 5G networks until the coast becomes clear.

    He added that a group of experts such as scientists, engineers, medical practitioners and other technocrats should be employed and given a good time to unravel the likely negative impacts of 5G networks on human being and environment and suggested the possible ways of mitigating the effects.


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    Edited By: Edwin Nwachukwu/Peter Ejiofor) (NAN)