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Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) SUG President, suspended for alleged misappropriation, reinstated October 5, 2018.

The Students’ Union of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, has reinstated its president, Ayobami Popoola, who was suspended in August over alleged misappropriation of N612,000.

Last August, the Students’ Representative Assembly (SRA) had accused Mr. Popoola of breaching the union’s constitution that empowers the SRA to approve any decision, including spending, by the executives.


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According to the Clerk of the SRA, Taiwo Ola, the president disbursed loans amounting to N439,000 from the union’s purse to members of his executive and some students without clearance by the union’s legislative body.

Those who took the loans were the Vice President (N50,000), the General Secretary (N90,000), the Assistant General Secretary (N45,000); the Welfare Director (N70,000), Sports Director (N30,000) and Director of Finance (N70,000).

Three other members of the union were also given N84,000 loans.

The SRA also accused Mr Popoola of misappropriating N173,000 through ”refreshments, world cup subscription, and purchase of unapproved accessories.”

He was also accused of supporting impersonation of other co-signatories to the Students’ Union account to gain unrestricted access to the union’s funds.

However, on Friday, PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the president had been reinstated having admitted to contravening the provisions of the constitution.

The Chairman of the parliament’s committee on ethics and disciplinary matters, Ofubu Lucas, told PREMIUM TIMES in a telephone interview that Mr. Popoola was reinstated after providing requisition booklets and relevant documents to prove all expenses made by him and other executives.

“The student’s representative assembly voted unanimously for his reinstatement in their sitting having understood all that transpired,”

said Mr Lucas.

“The president apologised for his lapses and vowed he wo not repeat them again, stating that he won’t play with the mandate of over 15,000 students.”

Reacting to the development, Mr. Popoola told PREMIUM TIMES in a telephone interview that he was reinstated after the students’ representatives verified documents he made available to them.

“When the executives tried to carry the SRA along, they did not give us listening ears because there was rancour between us,”

he said.

“However, I begged them to set up a committee to check into the integrity of our finance. I submitted myself for investigation and when they went through the documents we submitted, they reinstated me.”


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A postgraduate student of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, has accused a man, Adesoji Orenowo, of raping her in his house at European Quarters, Meiran, Lagos.

PUNCH Metro gathered that the 24-year-old met Orenowo at a wedding ceremony in Ibadan, Oyo State, in December 2017.

The duo had reportedly exchanged telephone numbers and kept in touch through social media chats and calls.

The suspect was said to have invited the student, who resided in Abeokuta, to his house in Lagos.

It was gathered that Orenowo sent transport fare to the Osun State indigene.

The 35-year-old was alleged to have raped the victim during the encounter.

The postgraduate student, in her statement to the police, said she agreed to spend the night at Orenowo’s house because she trusted him.

She said,

“The reason I visited him was to know him more after we met in December 2017. He told me that he was always busy at work and if I were free during the weekend, we could hook up. He sent me N3,000 for transport fare. That was the first time he would send money to me.

“When I got to his place, I slept there because I met his uncle and the uncle’s wife with some cousins, who welcomed me. Though I was still uncomfortable and was contemplating on going back home, his uncle’s wife said I was safe.

“Around 10pm, I went to sleep in the room provided for me, which was opposite his uncle’s room. Around 2.30am, I saw Orenowo beside me; he was touching and harassing me. I suddenly stood up and went to the passage. Fortunately, his uncle came out to urinate and saw me reading the Bible with the torchlight of my phone. I went to sit in the sitting room.

“Orenowo came and suddenly dragged me from the sitting room through the passage into the room. While hitting my head on the wall, he held my neck. I called for help, but his uncle did not come out.

“He (Orenowo) almost strangled me, saying if I said anything, he would kill me and nobody would trace me. I received a lot of punches and slaps. He stripped me naked and threatened to tie me to the bed if I did not cooperate with him. He penetrated me through the anus and private parts.”

The victim said she reported the incident to Orenowo’s uncle and left the house for a hospital.

She said a nurse followed her to a police station to report the case.

Orenowo, however, denied the allegation, saying he did not sleep with his guest after she turned down his advances.


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He said,

“While I was touching her after we had retired to bed, she told me not to touch her that she was in a fasting and prayer programme. She took the Bible on my bed and left the room.

“When she later came back from the sitting room, we started romancing each other and she insisted that she did not want to have sex and I left her to sleep.”

Orenowo was arraigned before an Ogba Magistrates’ Court on one count of sexual assault.

The police prosecutor, Inspector Christopher John, said the offence contravened Section 261 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.

The charge read, “That you, Adesoji Orenowo, on September 7, 2018, around 2am, at European Quarters, Meiran, Lagos, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did unlawfully sexually assault one (name withheld), by penetrating her private parts.”

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The magistrate, Mr P.E. Nwaka, ordered that the suspect be remanded in prison.

SAFE – SECURING A FUTURE THROUGH EDUCATION


SAFE a NGO established by undergraduates of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta has embarked on a project to kit up fifty students of a primary school here in Abeokuta, the capital city of Ogun State. The Organiser Alli Mariam and her fellow members believe Education is an integral part of a child’s development and that children having the right standing in Education would go a long way in making Nigeria of our tomorrow a better place as the saying goes “Children are the leaders of tomorrow”.

This isn’t the first time they would be executing such projects as The SAFE group last year was also present at the OLG primary school to tutor the students on the Use of Computer in both the Theoretical and Practical aspects.

It is with this that the SAFE group presents :
BACK TO SCHOOL DRIVE


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About SAFE:

SAFE is a Non Governmental Organisation that aims at providing Quality Education for Children in Rural Communities.
The Upcoming project called “Back to School Drive” is about distributing
50 School Uniforms
50 School Sandals and
50 pairs of socks to the Children at The OLG Primary School, KOFESU- FUNAAB Gate.

For Donations, Sponsorship or Inquires. Call us at 09075952654

The Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Felix Salako, made the disclosure when he visited the state secretariat of the Ogun council of the Nigerian Union of Journalists in Abeokuta.

The Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta on Tuesday dissociated itself from any form of admission manipulation.
The Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Felix Salako, made the disclosure when he visited the state secretariat of the Ogun council of the Nigerian Union of Journalists in Abeokuta.
The vice chancellor, who insisted that admissions were offered on merit, said most of the students still find it difficult choosing courses of study.

According to him, many students, not considering the specialisation of the institution, still apply for electrical and  mechanical engineering as well as  computer science  instead of agriculture-related courses.

  1. Salako said:

“The institution is a specialised university, thus we have enough and more admission spaces for agriculture-related courses than these other ones.

“And again, it is not every qualified student that gets admission because there is a limit to the number of students we can admit.

“Scoring 200 is a pass mark, but we will give priority to someone who scored 220 or 250 over a student with 200.

“The truth is that many students will want to come to either the federal or state universities because they know their parents cannot afford the cost of private institutions.”

On the cancellation of management courses in the institution, the vice-chancellor stated that the Federal Government was looking into the matter as it concerned the institution and other specialised institutions.
According to him, there is an ongoing process to prevail on the Federal Government to rescind its decision.

He noted that the Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, had written to President Muhammadu Buhari on the issue.

Salako stressed that the availability of management courses had assisted admission seekers within the institution’s catchment area to gain admission.

Earlier, the State Chairman of NUJ, Wole Sokunbi, had promised the union’s continued support and partnership with the institution.

Source: The Eagle

Hassan Became Unconscious After Bet Was Completed


 

 

FUNAAB students advised the government to diversify instead of scrapping management courses in FUNAAB


Following the Federal Government order that specialised universities should stop management courses, the students of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, FUNAAB, are appealing to the government to restore the courses.

The students under the umbrella of the College of Management Sciences Student Association urged the Federal Government to diversify the university’s programmes instead of scraping management programs.

The students also ask the government to make education more accessible and affordable to the youths seeking admission into tertiary educational institutions in the country.

The students in their statement said: “the Federal Government should note that thousands of students and graduates, who would have not been able to fulfil their academic ambitions, have benefited from the existence of Management Science courses at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.

”It is noteworthy that, since the inception of College of Management Sciences, the university has graduated thousands of students in Accounting, Banking and Finance, Economics, Business Administration and Entrepreneurial Studies and all these courses had been fully accredited by National University Commission.

“Available records and feedback from employers to the college and the association reveal that many graduates of Management Sciences from FUNAAB are doing very well in their chosen careers. Some of them have become employers of labour through the practice of agriculture in large scale and other agro-related businesses.”

FG orders all specialised universities to stop management course

Recall that in 2017, the Federal Government ordered the scrapping of management courses in specialised varsities in the country.

This was followed by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu‘s instruction to the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board “to delete all such courses on its portal.”

Following FG’s instruction, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof Kolawole Salako in July said the institution stopped admitting students for management courses immediately the Federal Government ordered specialised universities to stop management courses in specialised universities.

“Sympathisers told us that the driver bribed the policemen” – Alonge


A corps member identified as Simbiat Olamide aka Trendy, reportedly died last night in an accident which occurred while on her way to Ibadan, Oyo State.

Friends of the corps member who is said to be an Accounting graduate of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, have been penning down tributes to her since news of her death broke.

Few weeks ago also, it was reported that a 22-year-old member of the National Youth Service Corps, Tony Zitta, was killed in an auto accident.  Zitta had gone to drop off a friend after an event on July 29 and was on his way back when his car was bashed by another vehicle at the Diamond Bank Junction on Ademola Adetokunbo Way, Wuse II, Abuja.

One of Zitta’s friends, Sowa Alonge, who spoke to PUNCH’s correspondent, accused the police of aiding the escape of the unidentified driver. He said the driver escaped in an Uber car, adding that the police allegedly removed the number plate of his vehicle so that nobody would trace him.

Alonge, who co-founded a non-governmental organisation with Zitta, said;

“The police took his personal effects instead of rushing him to a hospital. But some ladies that were around did not allow them to take the items away.

“The driver of the BMW that bashed Tony (Zitta) got into an Uber car with his friends, and called a towing vehicle to tow his car away. But people prevented them from towing the car.

“Sympathisers told us that the driver bribed the policemen, but people around did not allow the towing vehicle to tow the car.

“They made sure that the two vehicles were towed to Zone 3 Police Command.”

Source: LailasNews.com

Hola everyone!

It’s been quite a while since we last did this. Forgive me though, these gadgets could be unpredictable.
A lot happened during the course of the break, but lets’ talk about something I’da TV never talked about before.

What more can you say about love?

You’re so deeply in love with someone, but he/she is into someone else. Ironically, a soul loves you with the whole of his/her heart, willing to save you from the clutches of a dragon, but unfortunately, you don’t feel the same way. Talking about playing your penalty to throw – in

Quite stupefying I’m blogging about love in this episode. I’ve never been the lovey-dovey type and should probably take a  LOVE101 course. Also, considering I rarely fall in love [forget those misplaced feelings we ought to be channeling to our studies back then as a teenager], I have this piece a friend shared with me, and that’s what we’re gonna be doing today. So folks, let’s get to the nitty-gritty of this episode.

One major/crucial thing that promotes a relationship is ‘communication’. How well you guys get into conversation, knowing when to do the serious talks, when to talk dirty and also, when to do the hilarious bit, could go a long way in maintaining a healthy relationship. The days of free midnight calls made a lot of relationships grow!

A very good friend of mine, who I know quite sucks at keeping/engaging in a long conversation [one thing he is trying to improve though]. The best he could keep up a discussion at some point was forty seconds, asking the Nigerian guys routine questions like ‘have you eaten?’ or ‘how was your day?’ That was all it was for him back in the day.

Apparently, there was a gorgeous lady he was seeing, things moved on well and  they got intimate and like most guys, we all fantasize how the lady of our dreams should look like, but as gorgeous as this babe was, she came nowhere close to being the lady he had always fantasized about.

He finds it very easy and comfortable to engage in discussions with her and could talk to any length. A minute is never enough to talk to her on phone and so doesn’t call and as the hustling chap, airtime no too dey.. Call me cheap but when all these telcos go carry midnight call come back ehn?

Surprisingly, he had deleted her number for quite sometimes already in a bid to deter himself from being a “no life guy”, cos after talking to her for let’s say three minutes, in some two hours he’d be having the urge to wanting to speak with her again.

Somehow, he does get the number back and naturally with anyone you talk to alot, the babe’s number was tattooed in his subconscious.

love labyrinthThe “koko” of you being in love is you wanting to hear this individual’s voice over and over again, always care for him/her and all that, so I asked him if he is in love. He said,

“ Seun, I asked myself that same question for a number of times and didn’t want to espouse that, but as much as I tried fight back this strange feeling, the more it keeps coming back”.

In one of their long deep conversation he asked a random question and which led to him confessing how he feels for her, but unfortunately [or maybe otherwise ], she was with someone else. He wasn’t hurt nor heartbroken [though was sincerely dejected], but letting out the feeling was more of a soothing relief for him. He had to move on and one thing he should probably be a LASTMA awardee for is how well he moved on; shxt’s never easy!

On the flip side, there  was this babe, she set die! Remember Chelsea’s 3-4-3 formation last season? They still didn’t have anything on the babe!  Babe was into this my guy and all she only  wants from him is to reciprocate this feeling, but no, it wouldn’t just happen. The anguish of misplaced feelings.

Confusing right? Yeah that’s how love could be a total labyrinth.

I was at a friend’s place some couple of days back and saw these young lovers cuddling. These young folks were so much drunk in love and the sight of this got me thinking.

The world’s population is estimated at over 7 billion people. Someone somewhere will love you as much as you do love them. It probably might take time for them to come around, but they’d surely come your way.
I’m all mushy and emotional huh?

Anyway leave me a comment below telling me about a  complicated time you have been in love.

Kelekun Oluwaseun

 

 

Rats don do me strong thing


Hi folks!

I hope you did enjoy my last post. It’s after dark and I have got Simi’s angelic voice seeping through my hands free hoping it serenade me to sleep.
I have lost count on how many times I did have listened to her album “Simisola” and I have got this one “Gone for good” on repeat right now.

What more can you ask for from the young lady? Talk of quality, production, lyrical content, vocals etc, you’d agree with me the album is top notch.

I’m not writing about Simi today though, so let’s get down to the brass tack for this episode.
It was a terrifying day for me, ask me why? Chill..

We’ve heard stories of rats running rampant everywhere (Garba Shehu told guys why Mr. President couldn’t work in his office), my room was also a victim.

It all started around midnight o, it’s beyond me how these two rats scaled through my door, considering armoury I had put in place. These two apparent lovers, maybe looking for where to pass the night, survived and came in.

Their dazzling wouldn’t allow me sleep, ranging from scavenging for left over inside the waste bin, to eating the woods on the door in their bid to escape.

At some point, It was like playing the popular game “Temple run” when my chi couldn’t take it any longer and tried see if I could kill these things and get some good sleep.

My unwelcomed nocturnal beings wouldn’t allow me sleep, not until 4:00am and I’d be having an 8:00am class so must hit the road before seven; oshamo, life of an undergrad..

I don’t know what it is about time. It tends to flash away when you’re having an exhilarating time or a good sleep, I woke up around six, in a lazy man-like rolled to the other side of my bed, checked the time on my phone and in a typical procrastinator thinking, told myself to sleep for another 30 minutes, get ready before seven and zoom off to school.

Its not that I slept like that o, just to close my eyes and open it, check the time, it was 7:30am (Jesu!).WTF? This is one of those moments you did wish you had a Barry Allen’s ability. I hurriedly tried to do the necessary stuff and the most annoying part is the number of miles I had to go and fetch water ( Na the life of campite be dat o).

In some 30 minutes, I was all set, ready to hit the road and then I noticed this small hole at the back of the jean I was gonna put on (chai! Rats don do me strong thing). I changed the pair and swooshed off to school, combining my walking and running skills.

It was a busy Monday morning and most people are also trying to get to class ASAP, so transportation was hectic. I fought my way through to get a bus (as a bad sharp guy now)and then the unfortunate happened when the driver requested for our fare.

The pair of jeans I had my cash was the one these rats distorted, and I forgot to collect the cash (Ayemi temi bami!). I thanked my stars it was right there at the car park he requested for the cash, imagine we got to school and I wasn’t able to pay on demand (talking about spoiling my career be that). I had no choice than to go back home and take the money. This is not the way I had hope to start my week, but I had no choice than to run to and fro (close to what Mo Farah won 4 Olympic gold medals for o), got back to the car pack sweating profusely like a convict about to be sentenced.

I got to school around nine, jogged off to class and the most frustrating thing is that the lecturer is not even yet in class (and ASUU go talk say dey wan strike). It was all work from then to six. Imagine 8-6 class, dey wan kill person?

Talking about the Rats now, the battle line has just being drawn. Their mates are in Aso Rock enjoying the life of their head (jaye ori won), these ones are here scavenging for my left over concoction rice.

You’d seen what rat razzmatazz caused me?

Thanks for reading, drop your comments and please share with friends.

Written by Kelekun Oluwaseun