Monthly Archives: October 2019

Tragedy As Flood Allegedly Washed away Final year student Of Ondo State University

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The torrential rainfall of almost eight hours on Monday evening claimed the life of a final year student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba, Akoko Southwest local government.

Sources said the deceased simply called ‘Doyin’, an Indigene of Ekiti state, was away to an unknown destination by heavy flood from a canal very close to her residence in the town.

Her landlord, Elemukona Ademola, who narrowly escaped the raging flood, said: “I had to climb a cocoa tree when many people thought I had been carried away by the flood.’’

The landlord said he had made many efforts to curtail the erosion from the canal before.

At the scene of the incident, the Ondo State Commissioner for Agriculture and indigene of the town, Otunba Gboyega Adefarati paid a sympathy visit.

He warned his kinsmen from building houses very close to the canal.

Adefarati equally cautioned those who are in the habit of blocking the drainages with refuse to desist from such act as this practice always leads to flooding.

The monarch of the town, Alale of Akungba, Oba Sunday Adeyeye Ajimo and another community leader the Seriki Muslimi of Akungba, Chief Seriki Awesu urged National Emergency Maintainance Agency (NEMA), Ondo state government, the federal government and multinational organizations to come to the aids of victims in Akungba Akoko.

According to them, properties worth millions were destroyed in the community while roads, bridges, and hotels with vehicles were badly damaged.

They appealed to their people to adhere strictly to town planning instruction and NEMA warning that those living very close to canals and rivers to quit during rainfall.

Already, the University Authorities have suspended lectures and tests earlier scheduled for Tuesday over the incident.

A statement signed by the Institution’s Acting Registrar, Opeolu Akinfemiwa, however, said all students should resume on Wednesday.

According to him: “The University is leaving no stone unturned in the quest to find the missing student.

“Divers and other volunteers have been sought to search the path of the river in a bid to find the missing undergraduate.”

The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Akungba Shakiru Ajibola, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Shakuru Ajibola, confirmed the incident and said three persons including a landlord of the house where the girl was carried away by the flood were rescued.

He noted that divers were still looking for the undergraduate in the neighboring rivers.

Already, many roads in Akokoland had become impassable as serious erosion had affected them especially Jubilee road, Hospital junction, Bankole road Ilepa Ikare, Okoja Awara road, Irun to Ojeka, Irun to Surulere to Oluta and Okeagbe to Afin to Eshe.

Two farmers, Bayo Boluwade and Alhaji Adebola Sarumi, appealed to the government to shift emphasis from urban roads to rural roads in the state to improve their economy.

Credit: The Nation

Trending-List of lectures accused for Sex for grade scandal

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By Alao Abiodun

The BBC Africa Eye sex-for-grades video is not the first time lecturers are being accused of soliciting sex to help female students.

The story is the same in virtually all citadels of learning – Universities, Polytechnics or Colleges of Education

It is an open secret that so many female students have become victims of sexual harassment.

It should be noted that in May 2016, the Senate considered a bill that would slam a five-year jail term on lecturers who exploit students sexually.

Obafemi Awolowo University

A recorded audio conversation between a senior lecturer in the department of Accounting at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Professor Richard Akindele and Monica Osetoba Osagie, a postgraduate student in Business Administration, went viral on social media.

Akindele was heard demanding to have sex with Monica five times before he would upgrade her score from 33% to a percentage of her choice.

It was also obvious that Monica was not the only student who was embroiled in the lecturer’s sex- for- marks web.

She repeatedly addressed the other person in the conversation as ‘Prof. Akindele’ who protested: ‘stop calling my name!’

Osun State University

At the Osun State University, Osogbo, a randy senior lecturer in the Department of Languages and Linguistics, Dr. Olabode Ajoniyi, was also caught on video having sex in a hotel room with one of his female students identified as Mercy Inoue.

The case is still being investigated.

UNILAG

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Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu, University of Lagos

In the 52-minute, Dr Boniface Igbenuhue, a lecturer of the Faculty of Arts in UNILAG, the current sub-dean and the head pastor of Four Square Church, was heard in one of the discreetly recorded videos telling an undercover reporter who had disguised as a 17-year-old admission seeker to switch off the light so he could kiss her.

“Switch off that light, I’ll kiss you for a minute,” he said.

Boniface quizzed the undercover journalist about her age and sexual life, things that are totally out of the purview of an academic mentor.

“Everything that we discussed here is assured that your mother will not hear and anything that happens between me and you, nobody will hear about it,” Boniface told the young undercover journalist.

Ekiti State University

A lecturer at the Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado Ekiti, Dr. Olaleye Aduwo, was also alleged to have been involved in the sex-for-grades scandal.

The lecturer, in a 29-second video that went viral, was accused of attempting to have sex with one of his students for the mark.

During the process, the lecturer was tortured, harassed and dehumanized by people brought by the lady.

University of Abuja

A lecturer of the University of Abuja whose name was withheld was also indicted to have demanded sex to award marks to one of his female students.

The alleged scandal was blown up after the lecturer, who is a dean, was caught in a hotel in Gwarimpa area of Abuja, where he had gone to have an affair with the student.

LASU

An Associate Professor of Economics in the Lagos State University (LASU) Dr. Sunkanmi Odubunmi, was allegedly caught sexually assaulting an unidentified female undergraduate of his department.

However, after a prompt investigation by the school disciplinary committee, the affected staff involved in the scandal namely Dr. Sunkanmi Odubunmi, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Dr. Ajani Ogunwande, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry were dismissed from the school.

Check out Serial Killer who confessed to killing 93 women

By Agency Reporter

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79-year-old Samuel Little has confessed to killing more than 90 women in the U.S.

Samuel is considered to be the deadliest serial killer in US history, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said.

Little, who has been behind bars since 2012, told investigators last year that he was responsible for about 90 killings nationwide between 1970 and 2005.

In a news release on Sunday, the FBI announced that federal crime analysts believe all of his confessions are credible, and officials have been able to verify 50 confessions so far.

Investigators also provided new information and details about five cases in Florida, Arkansas, Kentucky, Nevada, and Louisiana.

Little is serving multiple life sentences in California. He says he strangled his 93 victims, nearly all of them women.

Some of his victims were on the margins of society. Many were originally deemed overdoses, or attributed to accidental or undetermined causes. Some bodies were never found.

The FBI provided 30 drawings of some of his victims – color portraits that were drawn by Little himself in prison. They are haunting portraits, mostly of black women.

The agency also provided videos taken during prison interviews with Little. He described how he spoke about a woman he strangled in 1993 – and how he rolled her down a slope on a desolate road.

“I heard a secondary road noise and that meant she was still rolling,” he said.

In another video, he described a victim in New Orleans. “She was pretty. Light-colored, honey-brown skin,” he said with a small smile. “She was tall for a woman. Beautiful shape. And, uh, friendly”.

It was 1982, and they met in a club. She left with him in his Lincoln, and they parked by a bayou.

“That’s the only one that I ever killed by drowning,” he said.

Investigators around the country are still trying to piece together his confessions with unidentified remains and unsolved cases from decades past. In August, he pleaded guilty to murdering four women in Ohio. He was convicted in California of three slayings in 2013 and pleaded guilty to another killing last year in Texas.

Little, who often went by the name Samuel McDowell, grew up with his grandmother in Lorain, Ohio. He was described by investigators as a transient and former boxer who traveled the country preying on drug addicts, troubled women, and others.

Authorities in Knox County, Tennessee, said Monday that a woman named Martha Cunningham was likely a victim of Little’s.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reported in December that a cold case investigator with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office had identified the victim who Little called “Martha”. The Knoxville mother’s body was found in a wooded area in eastern Knox County in 1975.

Cunningham’s body was found by a pair of hunters on the afternoon of Jan. 18, 1975. She was bruised and nude from the waist down; her pantyhose and girdle bunched around her knees. Her purse and some of her jewelry were missing. Her body appeared to have been dragged into the woods and dumped behind a pine tree, authorities said at the time.

Despite that evidence, detectives at the time attributed Cunningham’s death to natural causes within a day of the discovery. The medical examiner’s investigative report lists the probable cause of death as “unknown.”

Cunningham was a talented singer and pianist who grew up performing with her parents and her six younger siblings in a gospel group known as the Happy Home Jubilee Singers.

Law enforcement in Tennessee had Little in custody 19 years after Cunningham’s body was found.

Little was convicted of misdemeanor larceny in 1994 in Nashville, Tennessee, and he was sentenced to 90 days in jail, according to Tennessee Bureau of Investigation criminal records obtained Monday by The Associated Press.

Ted Bundy confessed to 30 homicides from about 1974 to 1978. John Wayne Gacy killed at least 33 boys and young men in the 1970s.

Arguably one of the deadliest globally was an English general practitioner named Harold Shipman, who an investigative panel determined was responsible for the deaths of 250. He was convicted in 2000 in the deaths of 15.

Earlier Today When SP Said He Was Ready For The Presentation Of The 2020 Appropriations Bill By Mr President- Photos

#news#All is set for the presentation of the 2020 Appropriations bill by President Muhammadu Buhari which will by Gods grace takes place today at the Nat Assembly Abuja.

President of the 9th senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawal disclosed, that he is fully ready for the days meeting as well as the presentation of the Budget.

Lawal wrote on his Facebook page that, “‪Arrived the office this morning, ready for today’s sitting and the presentation of the 2020 appropriations bill by President Muhammadu Buhari“.‬

VP Osinbanjo To Attend Nordic-African Business Summit in Oslo Today

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Vice President Yemi Osinbanjo, said he will be attending a Nordic- African Business summit which is taking place in Oslo Today.

According to the Vice President, he was personally invited by the then prime minister of Norway, Ema Solberg.

The president who made this information known through his Facebook page wrote, “I will be attending the Nordic-African Business Summit in Oslo, today on the personal invitation of the Prime Minister of Norway, Ema Solberg”.

Heads of Agencies Absenteeism To Meetings Will No Longer Be Tolerated, Gbajabiamila Warns

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House of Representatives Speaker Femi Gbajajiamila has frowned at the attitude of heads of government agencies who he said always send representatives to public hearings ordered by the House.

He stressed that the House would no longer take such attitude lightly.

Represented by the House Leader Ado Doguwa at the investigative hearing by an ad hoc committee on the non-remittance of contributions by federal, states, local government and other government agencies as well as private companies, the Speaker said it was unfortunate that government agencies and heads of companies preferred to send representatives to such hearings, rather than take them seriously.

He said the House would henceforth take attendance to its public hearing seriously as such hearings are part of the legislative duties of the House.

Gbajabiamila insisted that heads of agencies must be made to attend public and investigative hearings once they have been called to do so.

The Speaker said those summoned should attend the hearings, adding that negligence to its sittings would no longer be tolerated.

Source: The Nation