Ize-Iyamu Demands Swift Prosecution Of Suspected Killers Of Uwa

The candidate of the APC in the Edo Governorship election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has tasked the Police to commence the swift prosecution of the suspected killers of Uwaila Vera Omozuwa and ensure justice.

Miss Omzuwa, a 100-level microbiology student of the University of Benin, was raped and murdered in a church in Benin City where she had gone to study. Her death sparked national outrage and refocused attention on the prevalence of sexual assault and abuse of women in the country.

On Wednesday, Edo State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Johnson Kokumo, paraded six suspects involved in the murder following what he described as “united efforts” of the Police, including homicide experts and State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID).

In a statement forwarded to CAMPUS GIST by Mr. John Mayaki, the Chairman of Edo APC Campaign Council, Ize-Iyamu commended the Police for the arrest but insisted that it was only the beginning of the process toward ensuring justice for the family and friends of the late Uwa.

Condemning the rape and murder of Uwa as a heinous crime, he says the perpetrators must be made to face the full weight of the law without delay, and sensitization and legal efforts to prevent and protect women from sexual assault and other forms of abuse are intensified.

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Ondo Gov ‘Reduces’ AAUA Tuition Fee Weeks To Governorship Poll

The Ondo State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, has approved the reduction of the tuition fees payable at the state-owned Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba (AAU).

This was contained in a circular on Thursday made available to CAMPUS GIST issued by Opeoluwa Akinfemiwa, Acting Registrar and Secretary to Council of the Institution.

It reads;



“I write on the directive of the Acting Vice Chancellor, Professor Olugbenga E. IGE to inform all returning students of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko that following an earlier appeal by students, and in view of the economic effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic in the country on parents and students, the Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Rotimi AKEREDOLU, SAN, has directed that the University should consider a reduction in tuition fees in a way that quality education can still be sustained in the University.

“As a follow up to the above, a meeting between the Governor, the University and the student leaders was convened.

“Consequently, the Visitor has approved the underlisted reduction of tuition fees with effect from the 2019/2020 academic session, as recommended by Council:

“Current Tuition and Reduced Tuition for all Returning Students …

“Science N150,000.00 reduced to N120,000.00

“Social & Management Sciences N150,000.00 reduced to N120,000.00

“Agriculture N150,000.00 reduced to N100,000.00

“Arts N100,000.00 reduced to N80,000.00

“Education N100,000.00 reduced to N80,000.00

“Law N150,000.00 retained at N150,000.00

“All students are therefore advised to take advantage of the reduced fees by paying their school fees and registering for their courses without further delay.

“By copies of this circular, all Deans, Heads of Department and stakeholders are requested to note this information, please.”

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Strike: ASUU Begs Nigerian Students For Cooperation

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is asking for the understanding of Nigerian students to sustain its ongoing strike.

The union solicited for the students help in a series of tweets sighted by CAMPUS GIST on its official Twitter handle, @ASUUNGR, on Monday.

ASUU insisted that the ongoing strike action and its demands were genuine and in the interest of the nation.

“Students who are our children and partners in progress should show understanding, what we are asking from the government are in their interest and the interest of the nation, good hostel accommodation, good classroom blocks that can engender effective learning,” it said.

“Laboratories where cutting edge research can be carried out and offices that can drive the process of quality university education.

“So what we are asking of the government are not baseless things, but those things that in 2012, the government conducted during a needs assessment survey and found out that there is widespread rot and decay in the university system,” ASUU tweeted.

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) had embarked on strike in the wake of the coronavirus-imposed lockdown of the nation’s higher institutions.

Although there are moves by the federal government to reopen universities soon, ASUU has however vowed to sustain its strike action until government addresses all its demands.

ASUU president, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi said the Union was asking the Federal Government to implement the 2012 universities’ needs assessment it conducted.

Ogunyemi lamented that universities lecturers still receive the same salary scale of 2009 in 2020, noting that the sad reality must be addressed before ASUU would suspend the strike action.

Meanwhile, in a related development, ASUU has formally written to the federal government, requesting for a date for the reopening of negotiations, which were abandoned in February due to the disagreement over the implementation of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).

The union also urged the federal government to initiate a process that would lead to the validation of its alternative salary payment platform, the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS).

In a statement obtained by CAMPUS GIST, Monday, ASUU demanded that government should pull out all academic staff already captured on IPPIS and enrol them on UTAS.

ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, said the Union is seeking for an opportunity to reopen negotiations stalled by the COVID-19 pandemic to also enable the union to demonstrate the efficacy of UTAS.

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2020 NNPC/SNEPCo Scholarship For Nigerian Undergraduates

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in collaboration with Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited (SNEPCo) and its co-venture partners is currently offering a scholarship opportunity to Individuals who are seeking to study for a degree program in Nigeria.

The programme aims to promote academic excellence and improve the skills of young Nigerians. It provides yearly grant to the successful applicants from their second year to the completion of their undergraduate degree programme.

Application Deadline: August 28, 2020.

Eligible Countries: Nigeria

Type: Undergraduate

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must;

  • Be a citizen of Nigeria
  • Currently be in their second year of full-time study in a Nigerian Federal or State University accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC)
  • Have a minimum CGPA of 3.5 in a 5-grade system
  • Not be a beneficiary of any other scholarship (National or International)

Application Process:

1. Every applicant should have a valid personal email account and phone number.

2. Applications by eligible candidates should be submitted online at

3. Candidates should include personal and educational details in the application.

4. Applicants should upload scanned copies of the following as part of the application:

  • Recent passport-sized photograph of the applicant in JPEG format, not more than 200kilobytes;
  • University or JAMB Admission Letter;
  • Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) Result;
  • O’ Level Result(s); and ‘A’ Level /OND /NCE Result(s) as applicable;
  • Letter of Identification from State of Origin indicating applicant’s local government of origin; 
  • Academic results for 100 level for 2018/2019 Academic Session

To apply, follow the steps below:

    1. 1.    Click on “Apply Now” tab.
      2.    Click on “Register Now” to create an account.
      3.    Proceed to your email box to activate your account
      4.    Click on to return to Scholarship site
      5.    Enter your registered email and password to upload your information.
      6.    Enter your personal information, National Identification Number (if available), educational information, other information and upload required scanned documents.
      7.    Ensure the name used in applications matches the names on all documentation in same order. Upload a sworn affidavit or certificate if otherwise.
      8.    Ensure you view all documents after uploading, to ensure that they are clear and accurate.
      9.    When asked to upload photo, upload a passport photograph with a white background.
      10.  Recheck application information to avoid errors
      11.  Click “Apply Now” to submit information
      12.  You will receive an email and a sms that confirms your application was successful.
      13.  Return to, enter your Email and Password to download your profile and proceed to have your Head of Department sign the document.
      14.  Upload a scanned copy of the signed profile, this would be used for verification.
      15.  If National Identification Number (NIN) number was not available in step 6, to obtain your National Identification Number (NIN)
    • Visit to register and learn more about the National Identity Number
    • Click “Create Account” and fill in the required  fields
    • Login with Email and Password to complete the form
    • After completion, schedule a date for photo and finger print capture
    • Visit any of the 37 capture centres  to complete the registration process and obtain your National Identity Number
    • You can also do your total registration at the NIMC office.
    • Return to and update application with National Identification Number (NIN) to ensure completion.

Source: MySchool 

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UNILAG Crisis: Buhari Suspends Pro-Chancellor, Sacks Acting VC

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday suspended Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Governing Council of University of Lagos, Dr Wale Babalakin, SAN and the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, over the lingering crisis.

According to Tribune, the President who is the Visitor to the University has accordingly constituted a Special Visitation Panel to look into the crisis in the university.

A statement by the Director Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Education, Mr Ben Bem Goong, said both Babalakin and Ogundipe are to recuse themselves from performing their functions in office during the period of the Visitation.

The Panel is to submit its report within two weeks while the Senate of the University has also been directed to convene urgently and appoint an Acting Vice-Chancellor for the university.

With this decision, the President has sacked the Acting Vice-Chancellor purportedly appointed by the Babalakin-led Council.

Source: Tribune

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Birthday: Prof. Ihonvbere Congratulates Hon. Abdul Oroh At 60

Prof. Ihonvbere Congratulates Hon. Abdul Oroh At 60

Chairman, House Committee on Basic Education and Services in the House of Representatives, Hon. (Prof.) Julius O. Ihonvbere, OON, on Saturday, felicitated with a former Commissioner in Edo State, Alhaji Abdul Oroh, as he clocked 60.

Prof. Ihonvbere who described the APC chieftain and former federal lawmaker as a pragmatic leader, applauded his enormous contribution to the political and socio-economic growth/development of Edo State and the Nation through his selfless service.

He said: “A very happy birthday to you my brother, friend, comrade and compatriot. Today, at 60, mark the beginning of more decades of happiness, productivity and good health for you”.

“We have been through a lot together and shared many dreams. Evil men have betrayed and tried to humiliate us in the struggle for a better Nigeria. We never gave up”.

“Today, I join family, friends, and political associates of Hon. Abdul Oroh in celebrating his 60th birthday. May God continue to shower boundless blessings on you today and beyond”.

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Prof. Ihonvbere Inspects Blocks Of Classroom In Owan West (Photos)

In a bid to ensure that pupils in Owan Federal Constituency study in a conducive environment, the member representing Owan Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, Hon. Prof. Julius O. Ihonvbere OON, has embarked on construction and renovation of primary schools in the constituency.

The Lawmaker on Wednesday, 12th of August, 2020 paid a visit to Eguaoje Primary School Oah, Okpuje in Owan West Local Government Area of Edo State to inspect the ongoing construction of the 3-Class room block facilitated by him.

Upon inspection, Prof. Ihonvbere appreciated the quality of job done so far, noting that when completed, the classroom will provide a conducive and habitable learning environment for the students.

The lawmaker who is also the Chairman, House Committee on Basic Education and Services, said he was not comfortable over the dilapidated condition of some of the schools, hence his decision to intervene.

“My interest is the people; our children deserve to study in a good environment, have access to quality education in fulfillment of the promise I made to the people during the electioneering period.

“With the renovation of the School, the teachers and pupils will be happy to study in a conducive environment and this will also increase the enrolment of more students into the school.

“I will continue to do my best to give them good representation and touch their lives in my own little way,” the lawmaker added.

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UNILAG: Confusion As ‘Sacked’ Ogundipe Insists He Remains VC

The ‘sacked’ Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, says he remains helmsman of the Institution, CAMPUS GIST reports.

Prof. Ogundipe was reportedly removed as VC of the Institution at a meeting of the Governing Council chaired by the pro-chancellor, Wale Babalakin, SAN.

He was said to have been sacked over corruption allegations by 7 members of Council. While 4 voted against, 1 asked the VC be suspended.

But in a statement forwarded to CAMPUS GIST personally signed by him, the embattled vice chancellor said the report of his sack is untrue.

Prof. Ogundipe, therefore, urged stakeholders of the University and members of the public to disregard the report, insisting he still remains the VC.

The statement reads, “The attention of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) management has been drawn to the ‘Notice to the General Public on the Removal of the Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos’; dated August 12, 2020 and signed by Oladejo Azeez, Esq, Registrar and Secretary to Council, stating that the current Vice Chancellor, Professor Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe, FAS has been removed from office with immediate effect.

“This is untrue and a figment of his imagination. Therefore, stakeholders of Unilag and the general public are advised to disregard this mischievous disinformation about the sitting Vice Chancellor of Unilag, contained in that notice. Professor Ogundipe still remains Unilag’s Vice Chancellor.”

Meanwhile, two Senate representatives in the UNILAG Governing Council have criticised the pro-chancellor, Babalakin over his alleged role in the embattled VC’s travails.

Professors Olukemi Odukoya and Bola Oboh, in different statements, pointed fingers at Babalakin adding that Ogundipe was not given an opportunity to defend himself against accusations of corruption.

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BREAKING: UNILAG VC, Prof. Ogundipe, Sacked

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Prof. Olawatoyin Ogundipe, has been sacked.

CAMPUS GIST gathered that Ogundipe was sacked on Wednesday, by governing council of the Institution.

His removal was announced at a meeting of Council held at the National Universities Commission (NUC) building, Abuja.

The meeting was presided over by Pro-Chancellor of the University, Dr. Wale Babalakin, SAN.

Seven members voted for the removal of Ogundipe as UNILAG VC, while four voted against it.

One member voted that he should be suspended.

Details later…

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Ize-Iyamu condemns Obaseki’s underfunding of AAU

…promises to prioritize Education

…appreciates Edo central for massive turnout at APC rallies

The APC candidate in the Edo Governorship election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has condemned the cut in funds allocated to the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma by the Obaseki-led Edo State Government.

He says the underfunding of the institution has had disastrous effects on its ability to meet its financial obligation to staff, fund research, and raise the standard of learning at the institution.

Pastor Ize-Iyamu was speaking at Emaudo, Ekpoma, at a campaign rally to round off his tour of the district following previous stops at Igueben, Ubiaja, Uromi, and Irrua where he was met by large crowds, some of whom hung on trees and climbed roofs to get a glimpse of the candidate.

He said, “The subvention to Ambrose Alli University when Comrade Adams Oshiomhole was Governor was N250million. But the Governor who pretends to love Esanland reduced it to N96million per month”

According to Ize-Iyamu, the deliberate underfunding of the institution, which led to its obtaining a bank loan to pay July salaries, and the lack of recorded achievements in Edo Central by Governor Godwin Obaseki, expose the falsehood of his ‘Esan Agenda’ campaign gimmick which he says he has no intention of fulfilling.

“If someone is promising you something you need to look at their actions, as action speaks louder than words. The Governor who claims to love Esan has had numerous opportunities to demonstrate that love but he repeatedly overlooked the Esan people. When his Chief of Staff resigned, they asked him to appoint an Esan person, he refused; when it was time to appoint a campaign DG, he was also requested to consider the Esan people but once again, he refused.”

Pastor Ize-Iyamu said the level of turn-out at the rallies in has strengthened his confidence that his party, the APC, will win the Senatorial District contrary to the predictions of some.

“People said Edo South will be won by APC, Edo North will be won by APC but Edo Central, they are not sure. I asked, why are you not sure? They said they are not sure. But I can tell them now that I am very very sure.”

“One of the reasons why they were not sure of Esanland is because the people said they have an Esan Agenda, which says that in four years’ time, Obaseki will hand over to an Esan Governor. But he has not been able to say this publicly just as he cannot write his promises down.”

“The very obvious fact that Governor has not made this promise publicly is all the evidence needed that he does not mean it and has no intention of fulfilling it. He merely wants to obtain the votes and support of the people through deceit, just as he did four years ago.”

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