Bowen, UNILAG, EKSU emerge winners of 3rd Maritime Competition

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Three universities emerged winners in the Maritime Blueprint Competition in which law students from six universities participated. The universities are Bowen, University of Lagos and Ekiti State University. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the competition, held in Lagos on Monday, was sponsored by SIFAX Group as part of activities of the Taiwo Afolabi Annual Maritime Conference which entered its third edition. SIFAX Group is one of the terminal operators in Lagos ports. The competition was also held in partnership with the Maritime Forum of Faculty of Law,…

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UNILAG sex-for-marks: Why Linda Ikeji should help varsity – VC

  The management of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has called on the publisher of Linda Ikeji Blog, Ms. Lynda Ikeji, an alumnus of the institution to assist the university with relevant information about the female student that accused one of the university’s professors, Olusegun Awonusi of alleged sexual harassment. The Linda Ikeji website had few weeks ago published the semi-nude photographs of the professor, who was accused of sexually harassing the female student. The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, said the publication had subjected the institution to public ridicule and…

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Unilag, AIB sign metallurgical laboratory pact

  The University of Lagos and the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the usage of the bureau’s $5.8 million metallurgical laboratory at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Both parties signed the pact at the University of Lagos Senate Building, according to a statement. The Commissioner of AIB, Akin Olateru, an aircraft engineer, at the signing ceremony that was witnessed by the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe and his management team said that the partnership would be beneficial to the agency…

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Sex-for-marks: UNILAG may involve police to invite accuser

As part of efforts to unravel the truth about the sexual harassment allegation against a Professor of Linguistics at the institution’s Department of English, Prof. Segun Awonusi, the management of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, has said it may involve the police to compel the accuser to appear before a fact-finding committee and substantiate her allegations. This was as the university has also appealed to the Publisher of Linda Ikeji Blog, the website that published the semi-nude pictures of the accused, Ms. Lynda Ikeji, to help the university in…

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Sex-for-marks: Stigmatisation fear forces UNILAG girl into hiding

Saturday Telegraph can authoritatively confirm that the former student of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, Miss Joy Nwanna, who accused a lecturer in the institution’s Department of English, Prof. Segun Awonusi, of sexual harassment, has refused to meet the panel to defend her allegation. This was as the Prof. Chioma Agonma-led panel set up by the university to look into the matter, has failed to reach Miss Nwanna or any of her family members to convince her of the need to come forward to tell her story. However, against…

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Don tasks FG on medical tourism, brain drain in health sector

A Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and General Secretary of the Nigerian Academy of Pharmacy, Fola Tayo has blamed poor state of the nation’s healthcare delivery system on lack of deliberate policy that would reposition the sector and address the needs of the people. Also, he harped on incompetence of those handling the sector while expressing worry on the dwindling fortune of the sector which had been characterised by “high profile medical tourism,” and failure of the government to deliver quality healthcare system. Tayo, a retired University of Lagos (UNILAG) Professor…

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UNILAG to host 2019 NUGA Games

President, Nigerian University Games Association, Prof Stephen Hamafyelto, has revealed that the 26th edition of the NUGA games slated for 2019 will hold at the University of Lagos. The NUGA boss stated this in a chat with sports writers, adding that findings from the inspection team to the council favoured University of Lagos ahead of University of Jos, having both signified interest to host the biennial sporting event next year. He said that after the twoday NUGA Council meeting in Abuja, activities at the 25th NUGA Games held in 2017…

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Our varsities’ll produce innovations to shape Nigeria – Osinbajo

Vi ce-President Yemi Osinbajo has restated his belief that innovations that would address major challenges facing this nation and the continent of Africa by extension would be produced by students. The Vice President stated this on Friday at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, during the launch of the South West region’s edition of the Students Innovation Challenge. The challenge, which according to Osinbajo was in partnership with governmental and nongovernmental organisations such as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Bank of Industry (BOI), MTN, Civic Foundation for Innovation and…

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Sex-for-marks: Stakeholders root for implementation of extant laws

SEX SCANDAL As universities are once again embroiled in sex-for-mark scandals critical stakeholders in the education sector are calling on the authorities to implement the extant laws   VC: UNILAG’ll be open, fair but ruthless     While the dust raised by the sex scandal at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) is yet to settle, the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, was also, last week, enmeshed in a fresh similar controversy. Thus, the last Thursday allegation of sexual harassment by a yet-to-be-identified student of the university, against a Professor of…

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Ex-VC, UNILAG prof in sex scandal

Don: She’s a blackmailer, once demanded N400,000 from me Varsity: We’ll probe allegation   A professor of English Studies in the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, and former Vice-Chancellor of Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Ijagun, Ogun State, Olusegun Awonusi, has been accused of sexual harassment by an unnamed student of the institution. The fresh allegation came a day after the Senate commenced probe into a similar allegation against a professor of Management and Accounting in the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Richard Akindele, who was accused of molestation…

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