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Driver Lost Control Trying To Escape From The SARS Members


Thursday, 28 June is a day Students of the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, FUNAAB will never forget. At around 1pm today, members of the Special anti robbery Squad populatly known as SARS chased a mercedez benz c350 for yet to be known reasons.

 


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The driver of the benz c350 in a bid to maneuver and escape the pursuit of the SARS members lost control of his benz vehicle and crashed into the fence of a student hostel at isolu, alabata road abeokuta which is less than a 1 min drive from the university campus main gate.

 

 

At the time of reporting this, the owner of the benz is yet to be ascertained.  Contact us if you have any valuable information at info@funaabgist.com

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The benz

What do you think might have happened? Drop your comments below.


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FIIRO Season 1 – Do You Think You Have What It Takes To Be Africa’s Best Technopreneur?


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We murdered Oriade, Olabisi Onabanjo University student, girlfriend for sponsoring rival group — Suspected cultists


Two  self confessed members of  a  cult group, Aiye Confraternity, have narrated how they murdered one Oriade Adebisi, 22, and his girlfriend, Juliana Eke Imaga, both students of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye who were reported missing some days ago

 

Murtala Babatunde, 29, and Taiwo Razaq, 18, arrested in connection with the murders, said they kidnapped the victims around Oru-Ijebu Junction on Lagos – Benin Expressway on Thursday, May 28.

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Deceased

A police report said the arrest of the suspects followed the information received, on June 3, from one Oriade Adeola Rafiu (a relation of one of the victims,  Oriade Adebisi).

Rafiu was quoted in the police report as saying that, on the fateful day,around 11 pm, Adebisi was driving in his Honda Crostour Car together with his girlfriend, Julian, at Oru-Ijebu after paying his friend ‘Akogun’ a visit.

“All of a sudden as he was driving towards Oru junction, three armed men emerged on a motorcycle and whisked away the said Oriade Adebisi and his friend together with the car to unknown destination”, the report said.

“On the receipt of this complaint, operatives of the IGP-Intelligence Response Team (IRT), led by DCP Abba Kyari, in collaboration with Oyo State Federal SARS and Ogun State Police Command, swooped on the hoodlums and two of the principal suspects (Muritala Babatunde and Taiwo Rasak) were  arrested.

Missing student
Deceased

“An iPhone X with etisalat sim and two pairs of canvas shoes belonging to the deceased Oriade Adebisi were recovered from the first suspect (Muritala Babatunde)”.

The police report quoted one of the suspects, Babatunde, as saying he dropped out  of the university in Ago Iwoye where he was initiated into cultism called Black Axe Confraternity, popularly known as ‘AIYE’.

Describing the suspect as ‘Number One Aiye, Ijebu North Axis’, he was said to have had in his possession two locally made pistols which he and his gang members had allegedly been using to perpetrate their nefarious acts.

“He added that, on  May 28, 2018, at about 2300hrs, having noticed the said Oriade Adebisi’s movement along Oru-Ijebu Junction, whom he had been nursing criminal intents against, he quickly called his gang members (Rasak Taiwo aka IKU and Sodiq) and the said Oriade Adebisi and his girlfriend were kidnapped in Adebisi car and taken to the bush along Ijebu-Ode Awa/Ibadan expressway where both of them were killed”, the report said.

“He confessed further that before Oriade Adebisi was killed, he ordered him to deactivate his password on his iPhone and he took the iPhone and two pairs of shoes from him and thereafter abandoned the car at the expressway, having dumped the bodies of Adebisi and his girlfriend in a bush at the back of an uncompleted building where they were murdered.

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“He confessed that the late victim, whom he said was a Yahoo Boy, was giving money to a rival cult group and was not giving him money and had not recognized him as the overall cult leader in that area”.

Rasaq, on his part, was said to have confessed that he was initiated into AIYE Confraternity in  2015.

According to the police report, he went to stay with Babatunde (first suspect) at Oru-Ijebu.

“He added that on May 28,  in the late hours of the night, Babatunde called him and one Sodiq (suspected cult member) to meet with him at Oru junction.

“On their arrival, Babatunde Muritala told them that he wanted to kill Oriade Adebisi who had parted away with his money.

“He confessed that Muritala then called his girlfriend Seun Yetunde who had been monitoring the said Oriade’s movement and she brought a bag that contained two guns and a cutlass.

“That Muritala then gave him one of the guns; handled one and handed over the cutlass to Sodiq while waiting patiently for Oriade to come.

“ A few minutes later, Oriade and his girlfriend arrived in a car. Suddenly, we based him down with the gun.

Missing student“Muritala took over the steering having ordered the said Oriade and the girl to the backseat while himself and Sodiq were at the back seat with them and they drove off the junction.

“He added that they took them to the bush along the expressway where they were killed with planks and gun”.

The police report said the decomposing corpses of the  deceased were recovered on June 19, 2018 and deposited at the General Hospital’s morgue Ijebu Ode for autopsy.

The car was also recovered and parked at Awa Division, Ogun State and the suspects guns were equally recovered.


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One Million Naira Also Donated By FUNAAB Alumni.


To boost transportation of students within and outside campus, the Alumni Association of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), has supported the institution with 10 mini-Suzuki branded buses.

Presenting the buses to the Vice-Chancellor (VC), Prof Kolawole Salako, the association’s President, Mr. Olusola Tobun, said the shuttle buses were meant to support the movement of students within the university and neighbouring communities like Isolu, Harmony Estate, the First Gate, Hostels, Farm, and other locations.

Tobun also spoke of plans to add bigger buses, promising that the fares would be affordable.

Responding, the VC thanked the Association for the noble gesture, which he said was timely in addressing the transportation challenge which had been giving Management concern.

“Last Monday, we had just seven buses working, but by today, we can boast of about 12 and more are still being repaired. Management has started reviewing students’ time table so that we don’t have too many students coming to the park at the same time. We are going to engage the student union to sensitise the students to always come in such a way that the batches will be convenient for the buses to pick them according to their time table,”

he said.

Lauding the association further, Salako disclosed that only recently, the Alumni donated N1 million to the university to computerise the Exams and Records Unit to facilitate the processing of transcripts.

He assured the association of the highest level of transparency in the utilisation of the fund, adding that a committee, which would include two alumni  would be set up to oversee the spending of the funds and report to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics) and the Registrar.

The VC solicited more support saying:

“We will be expecting more support from the alumni. My thanks to every alumnus, those around and even those in diaspora and we want to believe we would have stronger ties.”

Source: The Nation

FUNAAB Veterinary Graduates Among the Best in the Continent


The Veterinary Council of Nigeria (VCN) has admitted 43 Graduates of College of the Veterinary Medicine (COLVET), Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) into the Veterinary Profession.

Speaking at the occasion, the Acting Registrar of the Veterinary Council of Nigeria (VCN), Dr. Josiah Kantiyok commended the exceptional quality of FUNAAB’s Veterinary Medicine Programme, saying that her College of Veterinary Medicine (COLVET) has what it takes to train graduates that will favourably compete with their counterparts internationally.

Earlier in his address, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Kolawole Salako ranked the veterinary graduates of the institution among the best in the continent, pointing out that the University does not only train the Veterinarian but go the extra mile to build them.

He stated that the university had always worked hard to improve on learning and training facilities in her College of Veterinary Medicine, in order to maintain high standard and excellence, saying it had given the Veterinarians trained by the institution to compete favourably with their colleagues within and outside the country.

He disclosed that the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) programme in FUNAAB has enjoyed full accreditation of National Universities Commission (NUC) since 2009.

Hon. (Dr.) Godwin Ejikeme Abonyi, the President of Nigeria Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA), represented by NVMA National Vice-President, Dr. Teddy Essien, reminded the Inductees to uphold the ethics of the Association and urged them to be hardworking and result, oriented professionals.

Dr. Segun Akinlolu, a Veterinary Doctor, popularly known as ‘Beautiful Nubia’ urged the inductees to learn to be comfortable wherever they find themselves, saying

  • “what you do after school is what makes you a Veterinary Doctor and not just graduating from the College”.

Renowned Musician, however, disclosed to the surprise of the inductees and invited guests that he is a Veterinary Doctor.

Source: Independent.ng

 EXPENDITURE + REVENUE


The simple formula written above is as simple as ABC, with expenditure telling us how money would be spent and REVENUE tells us how much we are to expect or generate from every means legally possible. It’s quite unfortunate that the current leadership of the FUNAAB student’s union failed in their efforts to present a complete budget whilst presenting an over bloated expenditure chart.

May I state clearly that the STUDENTS UNION would be expected to generate between 6-7million naira as revenue from the collection of dues from its members but a budget of an excess of 18 million naira was presented for ratification.

Now please don’t get me wrong at this point because personally, I love the programs and events lined up for funaabites coupled with the projected A-list artists that the union would love funaabites to see in the school but it’s just sense knowledge that one must cut its coat according to its size.

And when the budget was presented to the SRA arm of government, it was cut down back to fit the expected IGR from dues collection and lots of the cool programs were either awarded grants or were cancelled out rightly because the union can’t afford it. A grant is a certain amount of money allotted for an event, to be used by the organizing committee to plan the event and the grant mustn’t be touched by the person executing an event if he or she knows that the program won’t be feasible. In any case, I personally like this style, provided an effective audit committee and not public figure heads would carry out their duties when the time is right.

That’s how sports director added funaab Olympics to his own plan ooh. This one was very funny for me. The difference between what he wrote in his own part of the expenditure chart and intercollegiate competition is simply no difference. In other words, NA SCAM…lol. He messed himself up when he wrote for the purchase of equipment and sports accessories that the school’s sports center has already. To show that he didn’t carry out his research properly, he wants to buy CHESS, MONOPOLY AND SCRABBLE for N6000. Offside flag N8,000 and corner flag N10,000 as if they want to collect the one from Russia. Well, I am a chess player and 1 good chess board costs just N3500…lol. Thank god for the good men and women in the SRA arm of government who scrapped it sharp sharp.

PRO said he wants to build a website for N60,000 plus a camera(CANNON) for N100,000. It looked like a noble idea but the SRA members didn’t buy into that at all. SCRAPPED.

SOCIAL DIRECTOR brought a new innovation, requesting for a sum of N925,000 for FUNAABSU ULTIMATE SEARCH. This one is like saying PERU would win world cup… it was SCRAPPED my people.
Lastly, PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT would have a lot to do as they have great and life changing initiatives that I believe can stand the test of time. But it’s important that misappropriation of funds must be avoided especially during the union week and the production of souvenirs through the office of the welfare director.

Meanwhile, the leadership of the SRA should address the issue of the expenditure chart by asking the executives to show them ways the union would be generating revenue and we can start to have a running system that can become a strong government in years to come.

Source: Ofubu Lucas Lugiboss Zeus for Fonny Clown Media

“I happen to be a direct beneficiary” – Hon Mancot


Wholeheartedly, some FUNAABITES during the previous 2016/2017 Academic session decided to improve the Academic Excellence of fellow students with some of their Audacious moves with various Academic Stakeholders in the University. Majority of Students don’t know the merits of the movement which yielded a lot of positive outcome for majority of the Final Year students. As the First Semester Examination is Approaching all Students need some holistic Measures in the way their Academic career would be Addressed.

Any Achievement in life that is not sustainable is not worthy of being referred to as an Accomplishment since majority of the Students Leaders engaged in the Group then were Finalist which broke the continuity of the Initiative. The Group is a movement that is supposed to be a continuous one due to the relative success Achieved in the previous Academic year. I want to Kindly challenge all Undergraduate to look inward and make a plan on how to sustain the movement so that you too can also improve the Academic performance of yourself and other Students.

Majority of Students were helped during the time frame of the SSANU, NASU and NAAT strike action, Some record of 0F result were tabled diplomatically to the Approximate quarters, Tutorials were conducted among all levels most especially Final year students, Reasonable and Justifiable Rectification were followed up duly without any bias, The Student Group was able to secure Some special lecture halls for Night Study/Class, other Assistance were rendered in all Ramifications and lest I forget the strike Action affected the move of the group in collating the Statistics of Students with lower Level courses for a Proper Attention from the Course Coordinators.

I happen to be a direct beneficiary of the Group because of the help of some Brilliant students among us in teaching us Adequately during Tutorial for difficult courses such as SOS 513, SOS 515, PCP 501 etc. The Group also helped me directly in gaining access to the most silent environment for Study as well as Precision Practise of the Question of Our Academic Seniors.

The Group was also supported diligently by the following students leaders: Hon Mancot Yusuff Abdulafeez, Biobaku AK Kennybio, Hon Patrick Adeyemi Ridwan, Mack Odebowale Hopemack, Oluwajuwonlo Osunbiyi, Wahab Muhammed Oladele, Prince Sahid Abolade Bamigboye, John Egbekunle Ololade, abiodun Abiodun Horlarheeworlar Rasaq, Abdul Alim Ajenifuja, and host of others.

Conclusively, I want to urge all Academic Associations on campus to conduct Tutorial from 100- Final year, Coordinate Night Reading, Provide past Questions for preparation, See to the Emotional balance of their Annual due payers and also try to reduce failure by improving success because it is better to Maintain Success than to Manage Failure.

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The Pioneer Marshals and Patriots Never Had it Easy.


The journey of a thousand miles they say begins
with a step. Such is the story of Man O’ War FUNAAB
founded in 1988 at the establishment of the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, with  only 25 members led by the pioneer Coordinator-in-Chief,
Patriot Moshood Kolawole Badmus and other members  who shared same vision.

H o w e v e r , t h e organization became fully
registered on April 12, 1990 as the first student organization on campus.

The pioneer Marshals and Patriots never had it easy, but with their resolve to face all odds that in the  course of making the dream a reality got supports from people of like minds who shared their vision by
supporting the organization financially, physically and
morally.

The beginning was however more of an uphill task for the 25 founding members who at that time were faced with series of challenges ranging from the mobility of members, accommodation, finances and most especially, uncomplimentary gestures of other students towards the organization.

An excerpt from the Burgle bulletin: Man O’ War FUNAAB: 30 Years of Building Resilience. Click here to download the full bulletin.

DJ Enimoney’s Tour didn’t hold in Funaab. While many schools benefitted from DJ Enimoney’s repertoire and the retinue of top notch artistes he was able to bring in, sadly, Funaab missed out. Not many students noticed though, probably we all were boggled down by the religious and academic activities that startled us last month May, but a section of the students observed the show which was billed to take place last month didn’t just happen.

Before school resumed for the session, graphics were already flying over social media about the show, partners and deals were sealed and all parties involved were gearing up for what could be the greatest music concert to be held in Funaab in the last five years.

And what consequences this could have for future music shows that would hold in Funaab.

DJ Enimoney’s Tour didn’t hold in Funaab. While many schools benefitted from DJ Enimoney’s repertoire and the retinue of top notch artistes he was able to bring in, sadly, Funaab missed out. Not many students noticed though, probably we all were boggled down by the religious and academic activities that startled us last month May, but a section of the students observed the show which was billed to take place last month didn’t just happen.

Before school resumed for the session, graphics were already flying over social media about the show, partners and deals were sealed and all parties involved were gearing up for what could be the greatest music concert to be held in Funaab in the last five years.

DJ Enimoney’s Tour poster for Funaab

Truth is many established acts have had the opportunity to come to Funaab, but no one has been able to shut down a venue before. Remember when Lil Kesh came in 2015, YAGI couldn’t fill half of Yakub. Kiss Daniel came in 2016, tickets had to be put out for free just to make the students attend, but was ceremonial building filled up to the brim?
Or have we all forgotten Reekado Banks Thank You Concert that had less than 500 studentsin attendance despite the array of top notch acts(Wale Turner, Mr 2Kay, D’prince) that came?

Reekado Banks performed to a scanty crowd at Ceremonial building in 2017
hat Happened? 
The same excuse we’ve been associated with…Funaabites are not social.

However, we all were looking forward to DJ Enimoney’s Tour for a nice timeout.
With the Wobey sound still on at the max level, we were sure DJ Enimoney was coming with the creators of the Shaku Shaku Wave and having been briefed about that students are not moved by average artistes, DJ Enimoney made it known he was coming with the originators of the wobey sound. Idowest and Slimcase were confirmed for Funaab and alongside the two YBNL acts, Limerick and Lyta coupled with Lil Kesh, Ceremonial building was billed for a shutdown.

Then, All of a sudden, Hopes were dashed! The Tour was cancelled.

Funaab didn’t just missed the chance, the students also did. Everyone from the creators, facilitators of this event down to the students and upcoming artistes missed out on a crucial chance to witness a performance from some of Nigeria’s best entertainers. The timing was right, a few weeks into the semester, the tickets were affordable and ceremonial building was scheduled for a shutdown.

But it failed to hold. Why? The SUG, Your SUG, Our SUG!

Surprised the SUG is involved in this? For the first time since last year when Mayorkun came to JAO3, we were having a grand event at a very high standard.

The official media partner, Ogbeni Opa, a social media influencer and brand promoter sums it up

“The SUG wanted a share of the gate fees and since they were the paramount students’ body, we obliged. Thing is other students’ unions in other schools that the Tour held didn’t even ask for a dime.

After agreeing on the cut, the SUG social secretary didn’t show readiness in helping the team to secure the proposed venue. And with the school strict with the use of ceremonial building for social activities, running the proposal through the SUG would help propel the cause but the social sec wasn’t forthcoming and since the event was just weeks away, and putting other factors into consideration, we decided to cancel it.”

All efforts to reach the SUG Social Secretary to hear his side of the story has been met with a brickwall as he said he’s busy. Calls to Spicey have received no response as the time of this story.

“The SUG wanted a share of the gate fees and since they were the paramount students’ body, we obliged. Thing is other students’ unions in other schools that the Tour held didn’t even ask for a dime.”— Ogbeni Opa.

There’s a reason why it’s a disappointment for Funaab and its music creators. We missed out on a chance to see these artistes perform live in our own dormitory. We’ve always been wasting data streaming videos on YouTube watching them perform. Now they had the chance to come. Imagine the “G boys” singing to Lyta’s Time or the wild screams that will be heard when Lil Kesh performs Baby Favour to the ladies. This was the Music Industry coming down to us. We missed a lifetime opportunity and we continue to bear the stigma “Funaab Students are not social”

DJ Enimoney having fun with the students of TASUED

This would be a signal to other artistes thinking of holding a tour around schools.
“Don’t go to Funaab, you would run at a loss”.

While schools like Unilag, Uniben and UI often experience the best talents in the industry coming down to their schools, it just seems we are content listening to them from our phones. We might never have any top notch artistes coming to Funaab. Can Reekado Banks ever think of coming to Funaab again? Lil Kesh didn’t even fill half of Yakub. We might just continue to have deadbeat artistes coming for our SUG night. We might just have Skuki and DJ Zeez coming back again.

DJ Zeez and Skuki performing at GTCrea8 concert in 2017

I felt disappointed not only for the students but for the upcoming artistes who missed out on a special opportunity. It was certain Funaab artistes would open the stage for these guys and also perform at certain intervals. These artistes would have been impressed by the performance of our own guys. We could have secured a Hamydgrey X Idowest feature or a Bernito and Limerick collaboration.

There are concerns that there will be repercussions as a result of the failure of the event to hold. But the bigger worry is that it will not be limited to the students alone. The fear holds that such occurrences will potentially spill over into future dealings between The SUG and Nigerian artistes and by extension, these artistes might not want to explore the Funaabmarket.

Overall, I’m disappointed. Everyone is disappointed. The Slay Mamas who had hoped to follow some of these artistes into their hotel rooms were disappointed. The upcoming artistes missed out on a chance to showcase their music to the established acts. Some of us missed out on an experience with Otunba Lamba, Slimcase. While majority missed out on the opportunity to take a selfie with some of these acts.

Source: Funaab Juice

Located in a conserved forest of about 200 meters away from the main gate of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, the FUNAAB Zoo Park, is the first of its kind in the annals of zoological gardens in academic institutions of Nigeria.
Geographically the park covers an area of approximately 62 hectares of land which offers a rich conservation area for many species of animals and plants And to aid easy movement around the park, there is an open-roof safari jeep which can take visitors around the zoo.

However, apart from serving as a resource for research for those students who offer courses in Forestry, Zoology, veterinary and botanical fields, FUNAAB Zoo Park also serves the general public as leisure garden to appreciate nature and see different animals in their natural habitat.

Particularly different from regular zoos, FUNAAB Zoo Park can be likened to a mini safari with some free-range animals like the donkey.

As a matter of fact, it is usual for tourists to come across harmless animals running here and there, occasionally

Interestingly, the various segments in the park are well designated and there are directional signs to guide the visitors as to where they are headed while inside the park.

There are sections for birds, reptiles, and other animals like monkeys, baboons, jackals, hyenas, and antelopes among others.

And to aid easy movement around the park, there is an open-roof safari jeep which can take visitors around the zoo.

Source: MYNAIJAKINGS