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NANS announces boycott of 2019 election

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The National Association of Nigerian Students has announced plans to boycott the 2019 elections over the lingering strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.

The students union disclosed this in a press release tagged ‘Operation no resumption, no Election’ obtained by Us and signed by its President, Comrade Danielson Akpan, adding that the prolonged ASUU strike is a ‘deliberate ploy to disenfranchise our members, especially those who are registered within their school environments.’

The Union said the decision was taken following the prolonged disagreement between the federal government, ASUU and ASUP, adding that the students’ constituency contains the largest percentage of voters.

We reports that the federal government has been going back and forth with ASUU over agreements and demands in order to call off the prolonged strike which began on Nov. 4th, 2018.

The union, therefore, urged Nigerian students to reject any election conducted in the country as long as ASUU strike continues.

The statement read:s “The leadership of NANS after a careful observation of the continued insensitive shut down of our universities due to the strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU and Academic staff union of polytechnics wish to unapologetically declare ‘Operation No Resumption, No Election’

“It appears that the gains recorded in the last few weeks has been eroded by the consistent shut down of our schools and barely 12days to the commencement of the general elections. it is instructive to note that the students’ constituency constitutes the largest votes segment, registered voters with 22.3m as released by INEC.

“These continuous strike actions by both ASUU and ASUP has not only brought increased pain on students and parents it is now seen by us as a deliberate ploy to disenfranchise our members, especially those who are registered within their school environments.

“Consequently Nigerian students have decided to take their destinies in their hands, enough of politics being played with our future. We wish to inform the general public that Nigerian students would resist any election conducted in any part of the country should pour campuses be shut till election date.

“We are conscious layers of the nation and on no account shall we allow this disenfranchisement of the largest voting population of our members in a major election to pass due to no fault of the students. We have 22.3m registered students, eligible to change re destiny of the nation. we refused to be sacrificed in exercising this obligatory demand to our nation at this crucial moment. our voices must be heard and our votes must count.

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A soldier is arrested by Army for killing UNICAL student in Calabar

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A soldier who allegedly killed a final year Student of the University of Calabar has been arrested by The Nigerian Army.

The Director of Army Public Relations, Brig Gen Onyema Nwachukwu, in a speech, said the Army had instituted an investigation into the allegations.

9jaflair gathered that Mr Gray Agbesu was killed on Friday by a serving soldier deployed on duty at the Calabar Correctional Service facility.

Nwachukwu said the soldier who was arrested while trying to run off, is in the custody of the Military Police and would face judicial processes after the investigation.

He further stated that the Commander 13 Brigade had also visited the scene of the incident and spoke to the youth, assuring them of justice.

”The Commander has also paid a visit to the family of the deceased, where he repeated the Army’s resolve to ensure that the family gets justice over the killing of their son.

“The Brigade Commander has equally visited the Cross River State General Hospital, where the corpse of the deceased was deposited,” he said.

Onyema Nwachukwu re-assured the family and the community that the soldier will be thoroughly investigated and made to face judicial processes as directed by the law.
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Lecturers caught on tape demanding sex, Shame on their faces as they are dismissed by UNILAG

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Boniface Igbeneghu and Samuel Omoniyi Oladipo, lecturers of University of  Lagos have been dismissed by Unilag, for insisting on sex for admission from a reporter who disguised as an admission finder.

The Senate had instigated a committee to make findings on their demand which was caught on tape.

Kiki Mordi who posed as a 17-year-old prospective student in a BBC Investigative Series, Africa Eye is an undercover journalist.

Recollect the documentary, published in October 2019, focused on sexual harassment and assaults in tertiary institutions in Nigeria and Ghana.

It roped Boniface, Oladipo, and University of Ghana lecturers Paul Butakor and Ransford Gyampo.

Igbeneghu was a lecturer in the Department of European Languages and Integration Studies.

The former sub-dean, Faculty of Arts, was dismissed as head pastor of a local Foursquare Gospel Church at the start of the scandal.

Oladipo lectured at the Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences. The partner in crime had been sacked.

A statement on Wednesday by UNILAG Registrar, Azeez Oladejo announced their dismissal for “misconduct”.

It disclosed that the Governing Council at its meeting on May 31, 2021, approved the decision.

Oladejo said the action was in line with section 18 of the University of Lagos Act 1967.

“Committee further instructed that the management should go through the sexual harassment policy as may be necessary and effective movement to prevent future occurrence”, he concluded.

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Atas Lasu Ankara Day Sponsored By 9jaflair

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Atas Lasu Ankara Day

The Atas LASU, celebrated their Ankara day in a grand style towards weekend. The event, tagged Atas Ankara day, was sponsored by 9jaflair in conjunction with LUSH.
The event was attended by lecturers from the department of Theatre art, Music, English among others. The students of theatre art in 100- 400 level and some Alumni as well as others from Music, English, History, and Philosophy in LASU, Ojo campus, trooped into the Art auditorium in their numbers in other to grace the occasion.
It was an interesting edition of the Atas Ankara day in theatre art, LASU, held in the auditorium on the 30th of April, 2021.


The Atas Ankara uniform was a tie-dye design which was received by all. The occasion featured different performances, like singing, dancing, acting and pageantry.
The pageantry part of part of the event was full of fun. The pageants were twenty in all, ten males and ten females. They came in accordance to their numbers looking colourful and rich in their splendid display for the competition.
The ceremony was in honour of the inductees of the department and the pageantry was to select the Mr and Miss Atas LASU. The competition consisted of the introduction, walk steps, talent show by the contestants and questions from the Judges.


The pageants performance was over as the Judges chose the first, second and third runner up as well as the winners. The winners were given academic scholarship by 9jaflair and gifts from LUSH.
Despite the break in transmission, the event was brought to a successful conclusion at around 6PM that friday. It was a day that would go down well in history of Atas LASU.

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