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FUTA says VC, bursar not arrested, workers protest

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The authorities of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, have said the Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Adebiyi Daramola, and the Bursar, Mr. Emmanuel Oresegun, were not arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

A statement by the Public Relations Officer of the school, Mr. Adegbenro Adebanjo, on Thursday, said the FUTA officials were invited by the commission.

The VC and the bursar were invited on Wednesday by the anti-graft commission over allegations of abuse of office and misappropriation of funds of the institution.

Both were released after spending some hours with the EFCC.

The statement by Adebanjo read partly, “As part of its statutory responsibilities, the EFCC invited the Vice-Chancellor to provide clarification over issues relating to his stewardship.

“The Vice-Chancellor, as a law-abiding citizen, duly honoured the invitation and is cooperating with the commission to provide the needed clarification and he was allowed to return to Akure (on Wednesday).

“The Vice-Chancellor has maintained that he has no fear or hindrance in rendering the report of his stewardship whenever he is called upon to do so officially or unofficially since he has nothing to hide.”

Meanwhile, workers of the institution, on Thursday, trooped out of their offices to protest against the release of the VC and the bursar by the EFCC.

The protesters, who condemned the immediate release of the two university top officials, called on the EFCC to conduct a thorough investigation into all the allegations levelled against them.

The workers, comprising academic and non-academic staff members of FUTA, moved round the campus of the university with placards, chanting unpleasant songs against both Daramola and Oresegun.

They also called for the immediate resignation of the two principal officers.

Speaking on behalf of the workers, the varsity’s Chairman of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, Mr. Dele Durojaiye, explained that the protest was to register their displeasure with the release of the officials.

He said, “The EFCC arrested him (VC) yesterday (Wednesday) and majority of the allegations levelled against him are true and he cannot be under investigation with the EFCC and continue to stay in office, using the university resources; so, he needs to vacate the office pending the completion of the investigation. This is why the workers are protesting.

“He has been running this university like an emperor and like his personal property. You can imagine a situation where a government official is living in government quarters and is still collecting housing allowance.

“This VC has travelled more that the president of this country in the last four years; he doesn’t stay on the campus and at least, he spends a minimum of N10m per month on overseas tours.

“We want to put an end to this and that’s why the unions in the school said the man must go.”

Source: Punch

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#EndSARS: People take time out to curse me in their prayers– Aisha Yesufu Reveals

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#EndSARS: People take time out to curse me in their prayers– Aisha Yesufu Reveals

Nigerian activist, Aisha Yesufu, has revealed that Muslims now take out time to curse her in their prayers.

Information Nigeria recalls that Yesufu lead #EndSARS campaign against police brutality and reforms.

 

The female activist disclosed this on her Twitter handle.

She wrote;

”Heard I am being cursed in mosques! People finish praying and take time out to curse me in their prayers I have asked they should please let me know how many of these curses they rained on me when I was making same demands during GEJ! We are all already cursed in Nigeria”

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Hoodlums loot Ndoma-Egba house in Calabar, cart away his late father’s robes

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Hoodlums who destroyed and looted the residence of former leader of the Nigerian Senate, Victor Ndoma-Egba in Calabar reportedly carted away the Judge’s robes of the politicians’ father.

Reacting to the incidence, Ndoma-Egba appeared to the hoodlums to return the robes of his late father who was a judge.

 

Ben Ayade, governor of the state, had imposed a 24-hour curfew as part of measures to contain the situation but the mob broke loose.

In a statement, Ndoma-Egba narrated how he got intelligence on the attack but despite informing security agencies, “nothing was done to stop the attack”.

“At about 2 am (local time, as I was abroad) on Saturday 24th. October 2020 I received a text informing me that there were plans by arranged hoodlums to attack my residence in Calabar, that of Senator Gershom Bassey and a hotel owned by Senator John Owan Enor,” he said.

“I promptly forwarded the texts to Senators Bassey and Owan Enoh. I also called the security agencies in Calabar to apprise them of the information. Calabar from my information was already tense from the previous day’s break-in into warehouses storing COVID 19 palliatives and the subsequent breaching of shops and other businesses. The impending attack on Senators Bassey, Owan Enoh and I was already public knowledge as later that morning I got many calls to that effect.

“Thereafter I kept calling the security agencies by the hour when in spite of their assurances that they will secure my house there was no evidence of any security personnel in my vicinity. I understand, the times were indeed confounding for everybody.

“At about 2 pm the intruders broke into my house and looted it to the ground leaving only the bare floor. All the toilets, baths, pumps and indeed every imaginable fitting were removed as were items of furniture, clothing, a huge collection of mainly rare, out of print books, documents and historic photographs. They also removed all the windows, railings, family pictures and burglary proofs. Even my private chapel was not spared.

“They set the cars ablaze and parts of the building after more than four hours of interrupted operations in my house. It was methodical. Among the intruders were obviously electricians, plumbers, carpenters, motor mechanics, panel beaters and other tradesmen. Mercifully, no life was lost. I started building the house in 1991 and moved in in January, 2009.

“While not prejudging, and without prejudice to the work of the security agencies, I have forgiven the intruders, and pray fervently for them to find meaning, inner peace, and fulfilment in their lives. I only plead that they return my late father’s judges robes which they certainly would not be needed for anything and is surely incriminating.

“The destruction of my house was clearly premeditated, wanton and unjustifiable but I understand the anger in the land especially amongst our youths. However, if looting and burning my home will better their lives and bring positive change to our land, then it is a sacrifice my family and I gladly make.”

Ndoma-Egba said there is an urgent need to educate, motivate and engage the youth if they must be a blessing to the country.

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Fan asks Kaisha to meet Erica for lessons on how to become a bad girl

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Fan asks Kaisha to meet Erica for lessons on how to become a bad girl

Nigerian entrepreneur Kaisha Umaru who shot to fame after she appeared on Big Brother Nigeria 2020 has replied a fan who advised her to meet Erica for lessons on how to become a bad girl.

Kaisha Umaru, the 25-year-old entrepreneur from Sokoto State had taken to Twitter to ask her fans how she can become a bad girl. The ex housemate stated that she needs lessons, and her fans suggested different ways for her.

However, a particular fan advised her to meet her fellow reality TV star, Erica Nlewedim who was disqualified from the last season of the Big Brother reality show.

“Ask Erica she’ll give you lessons on how to be a good and bad girl”, Kheeks wrote.

Check out Kaisha’s reaction below;

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