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Just in: Protesters storm Police headquarters in Oyo over escaped suspected serial killer

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Following police announcement on Sunday, that a suspected serial killer, Sunday Shodipe, has escaped from prison in Ibadan, Oyo State, many protesters today, August 19, 2020, stormed the state police headquarters to demand justice.
Sunday, who was arrested in connection with the ritual killings of people at Akinyele Local Council of the state, escaped from police custody on Tuesday, August 11, according to a statement signed by the State Commissioner of Police, Joe Nwachukwu Enwonwu.
Recall that Sunday was arrested and paraded along with two others on July 17, 2020.

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AAUA orders closure due to death of students

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Adekunle Ajasin University AAUA Orders Closure Of School After Mother Of Three Siblings Killed In Crash Dies From Shock.

The Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State has been closed.

The end reported on Sunday will go on until additional notification. As indicated by The PUNCH, the order to shut down the school was contained in a roundabout gave by the acting Registrar, Mr Opeoluwa Akinfemiwa.

The circular read,

“Further to our circular of Saturday, January 23, 2021 and the attendant protest by students on Sunday, January 24, 2021, the acting Vice-Chancellor, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Prof. Olugbenga Ige, on behalf of the Senate, has directed that the university be closed with immediate effect until further notice.

“All students are therefore advised to vacate the campus latest by 6pm today, Sunday, January 24, 2021.”

It was gathered that three siblings were among the victims, who lost their lives in the crash.It was assembled that three kin were among the people in question, who lost their lives in the accident. As indicated by the Ondo State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps and the state order of the Nigeria Police, no less than nine people were killed, while a few others were harmed in the mishap that elaborate a truck having a place with Dangote Cement. It was assembled that the concrete loaded truck was going to Owo from Obajana in Kogi State, when its brakes failed.

Thus, the driver failed to keep a grip on the vehicle and turned off the street and slammed into certain shops straightforwardly inverse the college.

In a Facebook post, a former representative for the Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, Mr Joe Igbokwe, said the mother of the three siblings killed in the crash also died of shock on Saturday after hearing the sad news about her children.

Igbokwe’s post was titled:

‘I am in deep pains and totally diminished as a mortal’.

He wrote, “An accident occurred yesterday (Saturday) in Akungba, Ondo State….these three guys were from same parents, a trailer crushed the three of them together in their shop and they all died instantly.

Their mum died on the spot on hearing the news. Two of them are final year students of Ondo State University.”

Additionally, a previous Students’ Union President of the college, Samuel Adesomoju, famously known as Sampraise, was likewise affirmed to be one of the casualties of the accident.

The Global President of the National Association of Ondo State Students, Ayoade Kikiowo, affirmed this to writers.

The group of Adesomoju, a 500-level law undergraduate, was found in the morgue after the accident. Following the occurrence, students of the college rampaged of the town to challenge ceaseless street crashes locally, especially along the college street.

The fighting students, who were singing fortitude melodies, blockaded the streets prompting the town and asked vehicles going into the town to turn around. The irate understudies likewise sent back the state government designation drove by the Chief of Staff to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu. All endeavors to speak to them fizzled.

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Covid-19: Unilage set to conduct online Post-Utme exam

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Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, yesterday, asked Nigerians to help struggling students to get computers, as the college gets set for the non-actual post-UTME test.

Ogundipe said this during a meeting with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN.

As per him, despite the resurgence of the Coronavirus pandemic, all scholastic exercises of the organization, including assessments, would be on the web.

His words: “We are to conduct our post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (Post-UTME) test on Feb. 15 to Feb. 23; that is, it will run for about nine days.

“This examination is going to be an e-examination such that wherever the candidates are, they do not need to come to campus. It is simple and convenient”.

“We looked at the issue of indigent candidates; we then decided to see how we can carry them along. Right now, we have started talking to some friends of the university and alumni to see how we can get tablets that we can give them.

“We have got the number of these indigent candidates registered for the post-UTME test, and they are above 200”.

“Ogundipe said that the candidates would need the their tablets not just for the post-UTME exam but also to acess e-learning facilities”

“We are talking to the alumni president and friends of the university to get these tablets to facilitate e-learning processes”, he said.

He said that over 50,000 candidates applied for admission into the university in the 2020/2021 academic session, with about 22,000 scoring 200 marks and above.

According to him, 21,955 candidates have so far paid for the conduct of the post-UTME test.

“It is the first time that we are conducting this type of examination, and it is such that these candidates must have their laptops with cameras.

“If they do not have a camera attached to their laptops, they will not be allowed to participate in the examination.“We expect the results to come out within one week.”

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President Buhari speaks on building friendships with other african nations

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PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday spoke on the importance of joining hands as with other african countries to consistently secure each other’s advantages, saying their common endurance relies upon each other.

President Buhari expressed this while playing host to President Patrice Talon of Republic of Benin, who was on an authority visit at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The President in an assertion gave by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina, stated, “good neighbourliness is very important in our lives.

The survival of your neighbour is also your own, and we will continue to work with our neighbours in the light of this understanding.”

He reviewed that on suspicion of office for initial term in 2015, one of the absolute initial steps he took was to visit adjoining nations of Chad, Niger, Cameroon and Benin – all towards manufacturing a typical comprehension on pivotal issues, including security, exchange and advancement.

According to him, “And those are issues we must continue to engage on, for the good of our countries and the people. Whatever irritations that come up must be removed.”

Talking prior, President Talon stated, he was in Nigeria to show appreciation to President Buhari for the vigorous authority he shows in Nigeria and Africa. Taking note of that the difficulties of 2020 were gigantic, he focused on that similar difficulties may stay in 2021, “and our relationship as neighbours must, therefore, remain cordial.”

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