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FCT Minister condemns calls for scrapping of NYSC

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The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Mohammed Bello on Tuesday October 15, condemned calls for scrapping of the National Youths Service Corps.  Bello who was represented at the opening ceremony of the 2019 NYSC Annual Management Conference by his Senior Special Adviser on Administration, Prof. Mohammed Usman said the scheme promotes …

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Expose me if I have sexually harassed you- Nigerian lecturer challenges his students

In the wake of the BBC investigative documentary ”Sex for Grades” which showed how some lecturers in the University of Lagos and the University of Ghana sexually exploited their female students, a lecturer in the Federal University of Kashere, Gombe State, Aliyu Maigodo, has challenged his students to come out and expose him …

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Olga Tokarczuk, Peter Handke win the Nobel Prize for Literature

The 2018 and 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature has been awarded to Polish author Olga Tokarczuk and Austria’s Peter Handke respectively.  There are two winners this year because the Swedish Academy which oversees the prestigious award, suspended it in 2018 after a sexual assault scandal. While 76-year-old Handke is seen as a controversial figure …

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Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics issue 21-days strike notice to FG

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has threatened to go on strike after 21 days if the Federal Government fails to address some issues bedevilling the polytechnic education system in Nigeria. ASUP issued the ultimatum during its National Executive Council meeting at the Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra on Thursday, …

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#SexForGrades: University of Lagos shuts down ‘Cold Room’ where lecturers ‘sexually harass’ students

The University of Lagos has announced the shut down of the ‘Cold Room’, where lecturers reportedly harass students sexually. This was disclosed by Taiwo Oloyede, the Principal Assistant Registrar (Communication Unit) of the university. The ‘Cold Room’ was mentioned by a lecturer of the school, Boniface Igbeneghu, who was caught …

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Gunmen kidnap former Vice-Chancellor In Ondo

A former Vice-Chancellor of the African University in Bayelsa State, Professor Valentine Aleto, has been abducted by gunmen along Elegbeka/Ipele Road in Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State. The academician was travelling from Yenagoa in his personal vehicle along the road when he was ambushed and kidnapped at about 6:45 am on …

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NYSC approves white, shoulder-length hijab for corps members

The National Youth Service Corps authorities have approved the use of white, shoulder-length hijabs for female corps members deployed for the scheme.  The document obtained by Punch which confirmed the approval, further stated that only three types of dressing used for different occasions would be acceptable for corps members. “The modes of dressing …

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15 ABU staff sacked for sexual harassment, others

15 staff of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria were on Thursday August 26 sacked by the management of the institution over offences which centered on sexual harassment, negligence of duty and corruption. The sacked ABU staff are reportedly from different departments and faculties in the institution and they were handed their dismissal …

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Ekiti First Lady, Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi denies ordering policemen to shoot FUOYE students

The First Lady of Ekiti State, Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi has denied instructing policemen attached to her convoy to shoot protesting students of Federal University Oye Ekiti (FUOYE) on Tuesday September 10.  In her statement which countered the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) claim of her ordering her security detail to shoot the students leading to …

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Nigerian senators will soon be stoned –ASUU president Biodun Ogunyemi

Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, the National President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, says Nigerians will soon begin to stone Senators who have remained insensitive to the plights of Nigerians, feeding fat on the taxes collected from hardworking Nigerians. Ogunyemi stated this while speaking with newmen at the end of ASUU’s …

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