Army insists personnel did not kill Ogun State resident

The Nigerian Army Monday said none of its personnel attached to the 174 Battalion Ikorodu, Lagos, was responsible for the death of one Mr George at Ogijo, Ogun state.

The deceased was alleged to have died as a result of the beating he received from some soldiers by one Kenny Abel Adesanya on Twitter.

But the Army spokesman Sani Usman disputed Adesanya’s account of what led to George’s death, noting that investigation showed that George was not beaten by soldiers by some people contracted by his landlady’s son.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the location where the incident took place, Ogijo, is in Ogun State and 174 Battalion does not have any deployment there, neither do any of our troops patrol the area,” Usman said in a statement.

He said the Army dispatched a team to Ogijo Divisional Police Station, Ogun State, to investigate the matter, where it was confirmed that the incident dated back to 8th March 2017, when “one Mr George (now late), was threatened by the son of his landlady that he will invite his soldier friends to come and beat him for failing to pay his rent which was long overdue.”

“On the said day, the tenant was taken from the compound by three young men and beaten up. The case was reported to Ogijo police station. The parties involved were arrested and their statements were taken. Thereafter, the police wanted to charge the matter to court for which the tenant and the landlady opted for out of court settlement. The young men who carried out the beating were neither arrested nor their identity ascertained by the police.”

The army spokesman said the police claimed the landlady’s son contracted his friends to beat George and the case was treated as an assault. He said there was no correspondence sent to the Nigerian Army since those involved were not soldiers even after the death of the tenant.

Usman said, “On 24th March 2017, the said tenant Mr George died in his house and his corpse was taken to the frontage of the landlady who quickly reported to the Ogijo Police Station.

“She was arrested and the corpse was deposited at the mortuary. The son of the landlady who is currently at large is being hunted by the police authority.”

Usman, therefore, advised Adesanya to apologise to 174 Battalion in particular and the Nigerian for his ‘false’ post or face legal action.


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Kwara High Court Jails Student 10 Years for Cultism

A Kwara State High Court, sitting in Ilorin and presided over by Justice Sikiru Oyinloye, has sentenced a student of Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Fatai Olasile, to ten years’ imprisonment and a fine of N50, 000 for membership of a secret cult and involvement in cult-related activities in the state.

Olasile was arraigned on a two-count charge bordering on membership of Eiye secret cult, contrary to section 2 of Secret Cult and Secret Societies Law of Kwara State.

He was also sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment for unlawful possession of a locally made pistol punishable under section 3 (1) of the Robbery and Firearms Act, 2004.

The prosecution, led by Barrister Kamaldeen Ajibade, the State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, called three witnesses and tendered exhibits to prove its case.

Another person identified as Mohammed Kehinde and two others were also arraigned on a three-count charge of criminal conspiracy, initiation of new members to secret cult and membership of the secret cult.

After a careful analysis of the case and the evidence presented by the prosecution, led by Barrister Ajibade, Justice Oyinloye found the first and second accused persons guilty and sentenced them to 10 years’ imprisonment each with a fine of N50, 000. The third accused person was however discharged and acquitted of the said offences.

Also, on 3 November, 2016, a middle aged man, Rasheed Abiola and one other were also arraigned before Justice I. A. Yusuf of the Kwara State High court on a two-count charge of membership of secret cult and illegal possession of firearms.

Justice Yusuf found the first accused person guilty of count two of the offences of dealing with illegal possession of firearms and sentenced him to four years’ imprisonment and discharged him of the second offence of cultism.

The second accused person was, however, discharged and acquitted of count one and two of the alleged offences.
Commenting on the outcome of the cases, Barrister Ajibade applauded the judgments and emphasized the Ahmed administration’s zero tolerance to cultism due to its negative impact on youths and the society at large.

He stressed that the government will continue to employ all lawful means to stamp out cultism and other related crimes in the state.

Zimbabwe student fined $50 for demanding Jobs from Mugabe.

A Zimbabwean student who demanded jobs from President Robert Mugabe during a graduation ceremony last week at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) has been sentenced to two weeks behind bars or pay a $50 fine.

According to New Zimbabwe .com, student activist Advance Musoki pleaded guilty to a charge of criminal nuisance in contravention of section 46 of the criminal law.

Musoki appeared at the Bulawayo magistrates court on Tuesday.

Musoki was arrested last Friday at NUST in Bulawayo for “raising a placard as students fight for their future, with bleak employment opportunities”.

Pleading for lenience, Musoki’s lawyer Mehluli Dube from the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) said that his client was unemployed and had no savings in his bank account.

“Your worship, the offender is unemployed and has no savings in the bank. He did not waste the courts time in denying the charge,” Dube was quoted as saying.

Discontent is rising in Zimbabwe amid cash shortages, massive unemployment and the Mugabe government’s resolute refusal to back down on bond notes, a surrogate currency that many fear will bring back the hyperinflation and shortages last seen in the pre-2008 crisis.

In September, another student Tonderai Dombo was arrested at a graduation ceremony at the main University of Zimbabwe in Harare for holding up a placard demanding jobs.

He was later released – but then summoned to a disciplinary hearing by the university.

UNIOSUN sacks randy lecturer involved in sex video.

The Governing Council of the Osun State University, Osogbo, has terminated the appointment of Dr. Olabode Ojoniyi of the Department of Languages and Linguistics, Ikire Campus, caught on video having an amorous relationship with one of his students, Mercy Ikwue.

Our correspondent gathered on Sunday that the Governing Council headed by Mallam Yusuf Ali SAN, sacked the lecturer, who appeared nude on a bed in a hotel room and caressing Miss Ikwue.

A member of the Governing Council confirmed the sacking of Ojoniyi to our correspondent in Osogbo on Sunday.

He said, “The Council met last week and the report of the panel that investigated Ojoniyi’s amorous affair with the female student was deliberated upon. His appointment was terminated because that is the penalty stated in the Code of Conduct of Staff of Osun State University.”

Apart from the member of the Governing Council, three other lecturers including two professors confirmed to our correspondent that Ojoniyi had been sacked.

Part II articles 15 and 23 of the Code of Conduct for Staff and Students of UNIOSUN read, “ An academic staff shall not conduct himself/ herself in relation to students in such a manner that derogates from his status as a lecturer, examiner and adviser. Specifically, sexual harassment of students by (members of) staff is totally forbidden. Any (member of) staff found guilty of sexual harassment shall be dismissed from the service of the university and may be handed over to relevant state authority for prosecution.

“An academic (member of) staff shall not demand from students any gratification whether in cash or in kind including sexual gratification in the discharge of his/her lawful duties. Breach of this code shall warrant appropriate sanction ranging from warning to termination of appointment depending on the gravity of the offence.”

Ojoniyi’s sex act was captured in a video which is believed to have been surreptitiously recorded by the female student.

The female student was said to have been pressurised by Ojoniyi for sex and she eventually agreed and followed him to their agreed place with a laptop computer from which she pretended to be watching a movie, Things Fall Apart. Unknown to him, Miss Ikwue was actually recording their sexual activities.

Ojoniyi had accused one of the lecturers of the university, who was recently dismissed for an alleged misconduct as the person behind the drama. According to him, the lady was contracted to blackmail him. But Ojoniyi did not deny being the one in the video.

The video clip went viral afterwards and Ojoniyi, when contacted by our correspondent did not deny that he was the one in the video and did not say his image was manipulated. He only blamed his detractors for the incident.

The Acting Registrar of UNIOSUN, Bayo Shittu, who doubles as the secretary of the council, did not pick repeated calls put across to his telephone line.

He had yet to reply to the text sent to him to officially confirm the sacking as of the time of filing this report.

A professor at the university recently resigned his appointment over the alleged rape of a female student in his office.

Some lecturers and students of the university told our correspondent that the professor knew that he would be sacked if the case was investigated and he hurriedly resigned to prevent the embarrassment which would follow.

Teacher who slept with Pupil ‘Hundreds of Times’ Claims he Seduced Her

A teacher who has confessed to sleeping with a pupil “hundreds of times” claims he seduced her.

Mary Beth Haglin, 24, told Dr Phil in a new interview: “I am the victim.”

The brunette has admitted having sex with the 17-year-old almost every day for six months and sending him raunchy selfies.But Haglin, who took a job as a lap dancer in a strip club after being sacked from school, insisted: “The student is the one who seduced me.”

She claimed the teen swept her off her feet after coming on strong and wooing her with handwritten
notes and texts.Haglin said:

 “He did so with such intelligence and such an elevated vocabulary that I was completely duped by the whole facade. “He caught me in my weakest moments, and he used that to his advantage.“I did ignore a lot of that at first because obviously, I knew that it was illegal, not allowed, frowned upon – everything.”

 She decided to respond to one of the student’s messages after a big bust-up with her boyfriend and they started their physical relationship in October 2015, she said.

Haglin said she became vulnerable through a troubled relationship with her boyfriend.

Haglin told TV’s Dr. Phil:

“We had sex – almost daily – in his car, my car, his mom’s house, and his dad’s house.”
She said she tried to end the affair but claimed the pupil threatened to expose her if she tried to leave him.
She added:

“When things got way out of control, and I wanted out, he began saying ‘I will light a match and burn your life down.’”

Haglin said she was too scared to stop the relationship. But it ended after another student saw them together.
She was sacked as a substitute teacher at Washington High School, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and was arrested after turning herself in to police in July.
She is charged with one count of sexual exploitation of a minor and her trial is due to start in November.
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South African Student Protesters Demand University Shutdown

South African students protesting against high tuition fees have demanded that all universities be shut until the government provides free education, Johannesburg’s University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) said on Friday.

Student leaders, whose protests have forced Wits and Cape Town universities to suspend classes twice in less than a month, could not be reached immediately for comment.

Wits was aiming to reopen on Monday after police clashed earlier this week with student demonstrators on the campus in scenes that recalled apartheid-era skirmishes.

Wits said in a statement that it had “no agreement from the protesting students that the academic program will continue on Monday” and that it had suspended a general assembly scheduled for midday Friday to thrash out differences.

“One of the latest demands of the protesting students is that Wits and all other universities should be shut down until government agrees to free education,” Wits said.

The cost of university education, prohibitive for many black students, has become a symbol of the inequalities that endure in South Africa more than two decades after the end of apartheid.

Wits’ vice-chancellor Adam Habib told a media briefing that the university was striving to save the current academic year, which in the southern hemisphere ends in December.

“The struggle for free education is a noble cause. But it is not a cause that requires the sacrifice of the 2016 academic year,” Habib said.

The government, grappling with a budget deficit of nearly 4 percent of GDP, has capped 2017 fee increases for next year at 8 percent, but warns that education subsidies should not come at the expense of other sectors like health and housing.

The National Treasury allocated nearly 300 billion rand ($21.5 billion)towards education in its 1.46 trillion rand 2016/17 budget, compared with 168 billion rand for health.

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Former California High School Student Wins $6m Settlement After Impregnating English Teacher

A 21 year old former student at Citrus Valley High School in Redlands, California who impregnated his teacher (pictured above), has received $6 million from his school district, the largest single-victim sex abuse settlements ever from a public agency.

The boy who was 16 when the incident occurred, received the large sum on Friday, three years after the arrest of his former teacher and lover, Laura Whitehurst and as at the time he was having a sexual relationship with his female teacher Laura, he was under 18 years.
According to the former student, he felt manipulated and used by Laura while he was in school, as he started having sex with her at the age of 16 in her apartment, before she gave birth to their child in June 2013 — while he was still in school
Whitehurst, a former AP English teacher, was slapped with 41 felony sex assault charges for her relationship with this student and two others, all of whom were under 18 at the time.
Laura Whitehurst, 29, is now a registered sex offender. During the court trial, the student’s attorneys accused the school of ignoring warning signs about the relationship.
Laura and the student (names withheld) now shares custody of the child with her former student.

UNILAG Final Year Student Shot In Hostel

A final-year student of Economics Education in the Faculty of Education, University of Lagos (UNILAG), was shot by an unknown gunman around 8:46pm on Wednesday.

The student, simply identified as Bayo was reportedly shot in front Biobaku hostel near the school gate.

Bayo was said to be resident in the hostel.

The perpetrators were said to have escaped in a tainted-glass car.

But, some sources confirmed they were from rival cult group, who came for a reprisal attack.

According to eyewitnesses, the victim displayed smartness to avoid being shot dead.

A student, who craved anonymity, said the victim was aimed in the head, but hit in the neck.

Bayo has been transferred to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) from the schools’ medical centre.

“Although it was not clear whether he (Bayo) is a member of any cult group, but one of his course mates, who was at the scene said there was a rift between cult groups who are not students but come around to have fun,” he said.

He said Bayo was only being too forward in delving into a discussion that does not concern him.

Bayo’s action, according to him, infuriated the aggrieved group, who had come for their target.

Some students said more crises may be looming with that attack as he (Bayo) is being described as “warlord” in the hostel.

“Some residents of the hall have been embroiled in fear of further attacks as they said some suspected cultists are hell bent of attacking more of their targets who are non-student residents in the hall,” a student said.

UNILAG Vice-Chancellor Prof Rahamon Bello, said the university was investigating the incident.

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Student On Trial For Stealing Fowls Worth N345, 000

A 20-year-old student, Jinung John, on Tuesday appeared before a Jos Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing 19 chickens valued at N345, 000 from a farm.

The accused was, however, granted a bail of N20, 000.

The prosecutor, Cpl. Karimu Bashiru told the court that the complainant, Mr Akoso Joseph, reported the case at Anglo Jos Police Station on June 20.

“The complainant said he was in his house and he heard an unusual noise of the layers in the poultry.

“He rushed to the farm where he sighted the accused and one Michael, now at large, in the pen and they have already stolen 11chickens.

“When the complainant challenged the accused, he quickly abandoned the chickens and ran away before he was caught,’’ he said.

“When the complainant counted the chickens, he discovered that 19 chickens which he spent N345, 000 to feed were missing.’’

The offences contravened Sections 97, 343, 387 of the Penal Code, Laws of the Federation.

The accused, however, denied the charges.

The Magistrate, Mr Tijani Zololo, who admitted the accused to bail, also granted him two sureties, one of who must be his parent.

He said the sureties should reside within the court’s jurisdiction as part of the bail condition.

No date was fixed for the hearing of the case.

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UNILAG Student Graduates With CGPA Of 5.00

Mr Ayodele Daniel Dada, from the Department of Psychology, University of Lagos has emerged the best graduating student in the 2014/2015 sessions with a cumulative GPA of 5.00.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Rahamon Bello who disclosed this on Wednesday during ?a pre-convocation press conference held at the institution’s Senate Chamber, described the 5.00 CGPA as a perfect score. He said that this means Ayodele scored As in all courses he took in the programme.

According to him, a total of 10,907 students will graduate with degrees and diplomas ?during the convocation slated for 1st to 3rd of March, 2016. In the breakdown, he noted that 5472 students will be awarded with first degree certificates, while 5435 will receive postgraduate degrees.

He said: “Out of the first degree graduating students, a total of 178 passed in the first class division, while 1,617 passed in the second class upper division. “Also, 2,496 are in second class lower degree, 884 in third class, 274 in unclassified degrees in Medical Sciences and Pharmacy, just as 50 students had pass degree. Besides , the University will graduate a total of 71 students with the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in various disciplines.” According to the Vice Chancellor, Faculty of Engineering tops with the highest number of first class degrees, having 41 first class graduating students.

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Student Stabs Friend To Death Over Girlfriend

The police in Kano has taken into custody a former student of First Grade College in Kano, Sadik Ado-maje suspected to have stabbed his estranged friend, Usman Salisu to death over a girl friend.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Kano State Command, DSP Magaji Majiya, told Reporters in Kano that the suspect have been apprehended after a futile attempt to escape justice.

DSP Majiya said that “the suspect is now cooling his feet at the Kwalli Police Division and would be arraign soon as we complete our investigation”.

“I don’t want to preempt the likely of our investigation, but I want to assure you this matter would be followed to its logical conclusion”, DSP Majiya assured.

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ICPC Rescues Female Student Who had Spent 12 Years On Campus For Refusing Sexual Advances

Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), Mr Ekpo Nta, revealed at the weekend that the commission had rescued a female undergraduate of the Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma, who had spent 12 years on campus for refusing sexual advances, adding that they were working on prosecuting all the officials involved.

He said the commission had focused its torchlight on the universities, where it has closed down over 26 illegal degree-awarding institutions and rescued a number of students being victimized. “There is also a student at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, who had spent eight years in the institution without graduating, as he was being victimised. We got involved and through us, he graduated.”

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Imo State University Student Dies During Graduation “Water Ritual”

We got this tragic report from a facebook user and this is how the story was narrated…

“Tragedy struck yesterday as a fresh graduate of the Imo State University took his last breathe as students poured him water in jubilation of final year completion. What seem to be jubilation turned into a gathering of sorrow when the victim was running away from a number of students who pursued after him to pour dirty water on him. In that quest to dodge the water being poured on him, he fell into a soakaway pit and got drowned. The dirty water from the pit however is partially passing a light current as the pit is dug beside their transformer where earth-wire is buried. Pouring of water has been banned in schools but some students would not obey this. Many students in this light unaccepted celebration of final papers have been injured, poured acid and some other dangerous liquids while some other persons have gone to the great beyond via this. I think every final year student should learn from this as well as those who dedicate them to pouring water on university finalists. Please don’t scroll down or feel too big without Typing R.I.P FOR THIS BROTHER”