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Photos: Abia State University (ABSU) Closed Yesterday Following Students Protest

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In a space of one week, three Nigerian institutions of higher learning, University of Nigeria Enugu Campus (UNEC), University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) and now Abia State University (ABSU) have been shut down over tuition fees, Aluu4 killings and tuition fees respectively.

Students Seen Evacuating The School Premises

Yesterday, Abia State University, Uturu, was shut down, following protest by the students against management’s decision not to allow them write their examinations except they pay their first and second semesters’ school fees – ranging from between 80,000 to 120,000 for second year to final year students while the first year students are to pay 120,000 and above.

Protesting Students Destroy Poster Of Gov. Theodore Orji In Their school Premises

The students said the “no-fee-no-examination” directive issued by the Abia State University management was unfair, considering the prevalent harsh economic reality in the country.

And majority of the students are reportedly yet to pay their fees. Security agents were reportedly deployed into examination halls to chase indebted students out. This move allegedly did not go down well with the final year students as they resisted and in the process destroyed public properties within the school premises.

As a result, the exams were discontinued as the riot continued and today, students are reportedly  burning tires in a sign of defiance. However, there was no report of injuries or further damage to properties as security operatives were on hand to prevent the situation from degenerating.

In order to stem the possibility of the protest spinning out of control, the school gate was shut and students were given till 6pm yesterday, Wednesday, to vacate the school premises till further notice.

 

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7 Comments

  1. Obini

    October 11, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    It is not fair at all.

  2. Ere

    October 11, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Theodore Orji is one of the worst performing Governors in Nigeria. Abians should protest on the streets for his impeachment.

  3. princedon

    October 11, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Is terrible that the poor people can no longer attend to school
    I wonder what nigeria mostly abia state is turning to that why all this
    Inmoralities are persisting because most of our youth need a better
    Education for their future and most of their parents has nothing to suport
    Mr orji or what so ever you called ur self you better wak up from sleep before thinngs get worster for the youth of tomorrow

  4. Da Emperor

    October 11, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    I’m a corp member here and i can testify to d fact dat Theodore Orji has failed in his duties as a governor. Y sud d administrative state, Umuaiah be av bad roads and stuff. Ohafia d town where d barracks is located cant boast of near constant electricity or good roads. Even d citizens of d state appreciate his activities. To make fns worse, d news about him been duped while tryn to buy a ship! Avnt yet paid july salary as at october? Then hecan be referred to as d least effective and most unconcerned governor in Nigeria.

  5. osagie aka warri boi

    October 11, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    No be una say una want fresh air? GEJ and PDP would deal with you guys you will never forget! You guys were laffing wen boko was finishing the north now the fresh air of killings and confusion has come to your land! Hasn’t GEJ given bakassi to cameroun already? Very soon he will also give bayelsa and all eastern states to ghana LOL nonsense fresh air

  6. Kc Rex

    November 30, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Ur children is not in the school and yet u ar humiliating poor Nigerian. U wil see wat God wil do you oneday. T.I Orji repent or u wil face the rat of God

  7. mimishaky

    December 4, 2013 at 11:45 am

    God will punish u theodore orji. bcos u hve faild us in many ways

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Unknown Gunmen Kill Ondo Traditional Ruler, Olufon Of Ifon

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Unknown Gunmen Kill Ondo Traditional Ruler, Olufon Of Ifon

Olufon of Ifon

Oba Adegoke Adeusi, the Olufon of Ifon under Ose Local Government Area Ondo State, has been murdered by unknown gunmen suspected to be bandits.

Oba Adeusi was reportedly killed on Thursday evening at a spot around the Elegbeka axis of the town.

According to reports, the monarch was initially kidnapped before he was eventually killed.

Also Read: Shehu Sani Raises Alarm As Bandits Allegedly Kidnap Scores On Kaduna-Abuja Road

The monarch reportedly died at the Federal Medical Centre in Owo, as a result of gunshots he sustained during the attack.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Tee Leo-Ikoro, confirmed the incident to Channels Television.

Describing the event as an unfortunate one, the Police spokesman in the state also revealed that two people in the monarch’s convoy were kidnapped.

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No Pardon For Rapists, Says Sanwo-Olu

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No Pardon For Rapists, Says Sanwo-Olu

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has expressed that there is no pardon for people indicted in reported cases of rape and gender-based violence.

The governor made this remark on Thursday when he received a 54-page compendium on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence compiled by the Stakeholders’ Committee set up by this wife, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu.

The Committee was set up to give recommendations on how the fight against sexual and gender-based violence can be won.

Speaking at the occasion, Sanwo-Olu, restated his commitment to protecting the vulnerable demographics and getting justice for victims violated.

Also Read: Don’t Allow Conspiracy Theorists Undermine Lagos Security, Sanwo-Olu Tells Residents

The governor said, “I am delighted by the work done by the Stakeholders’ Committee to bring attention to the problems facing voiceless adults and children in our society. Through your efforts, vulnerable people are building the courage to speak out on offences of sexual violence and heal their wounds.

“We will bring people, who have been perpetrating these crimes, knowingly or unknowingly, to book. We will ensure they never walk freely without the full wrath of the law brought upon them. It is part of our responsibility to ensure that the vulnerable members of our society have a voice and have access to where they can get justice when their rights are violated.”

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Vendor’s Widow Disowns Family Over N500m Lawsuit Against Gbajabiamila

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Vendor’s Widow Disowns Family Over N500m Lawsuit Against Gbajabiamila

Femi Gbajabiamila

Josephine Okereke, wife of the Abuja-based vendor killed by a security aide of Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, has rejected the family’s demand of N500 million compensation.

Okereke while speaking to newsmen on Thursday stated that what she wants is justice for her late husband, and not the compensation being sought by his family.

Recall that some days ago, Ifeanyi, her husband, was shot by Abdullahi Hassan, a Department of State Services (DSS) operative attached to the speaker.

Also Read: Family Of Slain Vendor Demands N500m Compensation From Gbajabiamila, Threatens Legal Action

Days after the Speaker promised to ensure justice, the family of the slain vendor wrote the speaker, demanding a N500 million compensation.

Okereke, however, told journalists in Abuja that she was not privy to the N500 million compensation requested by the family.

“I was in my house when within 10 minutes my father-in-law came from Abia, he went out along with his other son and the next day I heard that my husband’s people are demanding N500 million as compensation,” she said.

“I was shocked and asked how will they be doing that and how will the speaker help the children again with such demand. All I want now is that the person that killed my husband to face justice.”

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