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UBA to Boost Students’ Leadership Skills though Campus Ambassador Programme

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The Unified Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc has revealed 30 understudies from 10 colleges the nation over as UBA Brand Envoys for 2019 in the third release of its Grounds Represetative Program.

The 30 understudies, made up of 17 guys and 13 females, were chosen dependent on various cautiously characterized criteria, including clear initiative and imaginative aptitudes, just as the sharp capacity to advance the UBA brand as grounds represetatives.

The Grounds Diplomat Program is UBA’s drive to recognize youthful rising pioneers from tertiary establishments the nation over and give them a one of a kind and compensating learning knowledge while likewise preparing them to be efficacious pioneers in their social orders and the nation. The program is likewise an open door for the bank to offer back to understudies who remain a center part of its inheritance.

Talking at the revealing service, which held at the bank’s Head Office in Lagos, weekend, the Gathering Official, Advanced and Purchaser Banking, Anant Rao clarified that the UBA Grounds Represetative program offers a special chance to understudies of tertiary establishments in Nigeria to be a piece of a dynamic and ground breaking Container African bank by speaking to the brand both inside and outside the grounds.

He expressed that the program is intended to be a success win for both the understudies and the bank as it shows a learning background and a compensating interest for chosen understudies, while giving them a stage to show their administration capacities and assorted abilities which will thusly drive further development to the bank.

Tending to the understudies, he stated: “We are happy in light of the fact that since we started this program a couple of years prior, the story has surely changed. We are presently observed as a bank for the youthful and lively and we have had the capacity to create initiative abilities and imagination among the young people. Thus with your effective determination, I am glad to state that your learning knowledge has just started. You are presently expected to display the fundamental beliefs of the bank, demonstrate the soul of perfection, execution and undertaking in whatever you do.”

Rao included: “We trust that the young people are the eventual fate of each nation so we chose the best from the colleges to team up with them to assemble their authority and imaginative abilities so they can be better pioneers later on, regardless of whether they work in the open segment or the private segment.”

He clarified that the understudies were chosen after an evaluation to guarantee that they have the characteristics that UBA highly esteems, including, “you have to demonstrate that you have the soul of big business, greatness and that you do what you state you will do, which is execution. These characteristics are of high repute to us and to a big motivator for we here in UBA. Furthermore, in light of the fact that these individuals presently speak to the brand, they should likewise share this energy and have the capacity to extend the brand and a big motivator for UBA that is our guiding principle.

The Head, Retail Liabilities, Tomiwa Sotiloye, clarified that the understudies will experience vital preparing and will be required to execute explicit undertakings intended to enhance nature. This he said will assist them with understanding all that is anticipated from them as brand represetatives of the bank.

He from that point charged them to be great pioneers and positive influencers who should emerge by guaranteeing that the bank’s notoriety takes off in their individual grounds and past.

“We realize that we have chosen the best out of each one of those of the individuals who connected to be a piece of this program thus we don’t expect anything shy of the best from you as you pay attention to your examinations, increase the value of your schools and the general public everywhere and speak to the UBA brand in positive light dependably.”

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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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COVID-19 second wave: Parents lament as Nigerian govt reopen schools

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Some Parents have lamented while others have expressed fear as private and public schools resume in Nigeria despite the rise in number of COVID-19 cases.

In the last 24 hours, Nigeria has recorded fifteen deaths due to complications from COVID-19.

Also, COVID-19 cases in the country has risen to 110, 387 with 1,435 deaths in total.

However, the federal government had announced today, January 18 for reopening of schools across the country, even as it continues to deal with the second wave of COVID-19.

Some states like Edo have refused to resume school while others in Lagos State for example have resumed.

Although some students of both public and private schools returned to school today, some parents and guardians have chosen to keep their wards back.

They fear that schools are not well-equipped to put mandatory protocols in place to deal with the new strain of coronavirus which is more deadly.

Reacting, one Ideonrex told this reporter that, “I am honestly afraid about the school resumption. Although the Reps had suggested that reopening of school should be postponed, I feel they should make provision for studies online from primary and secondary schools. It will limit the spread of the virus.

Another parent in Abuja identified as Mr Ebubechukwu Onurah said, “No school should have reopened today if we are really serious about tackling this virus. The FG hasn’t done anything regarding safety measures in all public and private schools in the country. We know the Nigeria govt does not value or respect the lives of its citizens but as a parent, I’m unhappy about this resumption.

Also speaking, a Lagos businessman, Babatunde Akinwumi told our correspondent that, “I’m more worried about Lagos State, yesterday Lagos recorded almost one thousand cases and today the Governor reopened schools but ordered level 1-12 to work from home. Are our children’s lives not important like their parents? A serious Governor would give more time to put the right measures in place but since we do selectively value lives in this county, they do not care.

Edidong Akpan said, “I think we run a confused government in the country. Every day, the NCDC announces increasing figures, but they do not advise the government to shut down schools. They are the disease control centre body, but they rather decided to endanger the lives of our kids. May God help protect our loved ones.

Hillary Thomas said, “ I didn’t send my kids to schools. With the rise in COVID-19 cases, I’m worried there’ll be many kids without symptoms back in classrooms. We’ll see how this week goes.”

But speaking in support of the reopening, Ojibwa Ojone said “I am not against school resumption because teachers need to earn salaries. Especially private school teachers who have gone months without tangible or no salary. I think the government should strictly enforce the use of face mask, proper hygiene and other protocols to keep the session going. Nigeria doesn’t have the capacity to run schools online.”

Here are other comments us gathered on Twitter.

@gbemy01, “Why are we rushing to reopen schools without adequate verifiable and sustainable arrangements to protect and secure our children? They want to balance record?”

@Stabdulraheem, “The execrable actions of govts are enough to make skeptics doubt the existence of COVID-19. The NIN/NIMC exercise, the resumption of schools, inane political activities, etc, for examples. And the country has a weak, collapsing, over-burdened health structure. Most facilities lack.”

@Umaruabu, “If WAEC , NECO, NABTEB were conducted during the peak of the VIRUS-corona. Plus school resumption in October, and there was no upsurge reports by NCDC…The school is safe to reopen but strict COVID-19 adherence should be applicable.”

@Kesslim, “Honestly, I’am not comfortable with the resumption, kids can’t really protect themselves enough.”

@Fagbohun_A, “Yess”, there is a need for schools to resume because of the effect on the academic calendar. People keep complaining about school resumption. Go and take a look at our overcrowded markets without safety precaution. Take a look at our Shopping Malls and Cinemas. In the past few months of Lockdown and strikes, I can tell you that some students have engaged in fraud, drug abuse, pilfering due to idleness.”

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