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NANS 2020: Oguche Divine Campaign Train Hits Kogi (Photos)

The campaign train of Comrade Oguche Divine Omale, frontline aspirant for the position of National Public Relations Officer in the forthcoming National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) election was on Thursday, in Kogi state.

In a statement made available to Campus Gist Thursday night by the Oguche Divine Omale Campaign Organisation (ODOCO), it said the visit was in continuation of the campaign process for the NANS national election.

ODOCO said although schools have been shut nationwide owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, there was, however, need to establish and strengthen relationship with students’ leaders in the state.

Highlight of the visit was a meeting with the newly appointed Rector of the Kogi State Polytechnic, Dr. Usman Ogbo, where the team congratulated him on his emergence as the administrator of the institution, and also eulogised him on his “landslide achievement in infrastructural and administrative capabilities.”

The visibly elated rector who received members of the campaign organisation with open arms, thanked the ODOCO team for coming and wished them success in their political engagements.

He also assured Comrade Oguche Divine Omale, an indigene of Kogi State, of his full support in his aspirations and pursuit to cling on to the NANS National PRO position.

“In the overall interest of Nigerian students, we discussed about the need to reopen tertiary institutions in the country and we were informed that plans are already on ground pending directives from the federal government in the shortest possible time.

“As we resume campaign, we assure every Nigerian students through our meeting with the students leaders in every tertiary institution and in different states across the federation, that the paramount interest of Oguche Divine Omale upon emergence as the NANS National PRO is to serve the students community,” a statement from ODOCO added.

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UNIBEN urges Police to intensify investigation on student’s rape, murder

Authorities of the University of Benin has expressed concern over the slow phase of the Police investigation into the rape and gruesome murder of a student, late Uwaila Omozuwa.

In a statement, issued by Dr Benedicta Ehanire, the Public Relations Officer of the institution, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Lilian Salami, had complained about the slow phase of investigation when she visited the Edo State Police Commissioner, Mr Johnson Kokumo in Benin City on Monday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that late Omozuwa, 22, a 100 level Microbiology student, was reportedly raped and murdered in a church in Benin City on Wednesday, May 27.

She later died at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) on Sunday, May 31.

Salami appealed to the Police to support the institution in crime prevention and management.

“My heart is still heavy, especially, because the circumstances of Miss Omozuwa’s death are yet to be unravelled and the perpetrators brought to book,’’ she said.

The VC urged the Police to do all in their power to ensure that no stone is left unturned in their investigation of the crime.

In his response, the Police Commissioner described the DNA and Forensic Centre of the University of Benin as one of the best in the country.

Kokumo told the VC that efforts were being made to bring the culprits to justice with the arrest of two key suspects.

He said that the Police would be happy to collaborate with the university in training its officers in forensic.

(NAN)

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