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August 14, 2018

Sex for Marks: OAU lecturers demand probe of professor

Sex for Marks - OAU lecturers demand probe of professor

  The Chairman, Congress of University Academics at the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile Ife, Dr Niyi Sumonu, has spoken on the case involving a  professor at the university, Richard Akindele, accused of requesting for sex from a female student in order to raise her scores. Professor Akindele was on Monday fingered in sex allegations after leaked conversation between him and the student emerged online. In the said phone conversation, the professor could be heard asking the student to have sex with him five times to upgrade her score from 33 to a pass mark. Reacting, Sumonu asked the university to…

Murder of Aguiyi-Ironsi and Gowon’s ouster

In Nigeria’s political history, the fate of two military officers – one dead, one still living – was decided by a specific date. The first officer was 41 years, 10 months when he became the Head of State. Six months later, he was removed in a bloodbath. His predecessor was 31 years, nine months when he succeeded the former as Commander-in-Chief (known then as Supreme Commander). Nine years later, he was removed in a bloodless coup. That is the story of the late Major-General Johnson Thomas Umunakwe Aguiyi-Ironsi, Nigeria’s first military ruler, and his successor, General Yakubu Gowon. In 1966,…