Poor end to a glorious beginning: The story of Prof. Olayinka, the outgoing Vice Chancellor of UI By The Liberators

When Garry Ryan Blair reminded leaders that ‘ _one way or the other you’re going to finish. So why not finish strong and make yourself immensely proud of your performance rather than embarrassed by your lack of it’_ , one would have thought that it was too elementary a lesson in management, especially in the ivory tower which bakes knowledge and wisdom. The Yoruba, in their wisdom, also acknowledge the need to end well in every field of human endeavours. Most challenging is people management. However, current happenings in the…

NUC directs UI Governing Council to appoint acting VC, asks outgoing VC to hand over by Nov 30

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has directed the Governing Council of the University of Ibadan to appoint an Acting Vice-Chancellor to take over from the outgoing Vice-Chancellor, Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka, on 30th November. The directive became expedient following the stalemate in the appointment of.new vice-chancellor to replace Olayinka, whose term expires on 30th November. Executive Secretary of NUC, Professor Abubakar Rasheed, in a letter dated 27th November 2020 and addressed to the Pro-Chancellor of the University, said the appointment of an acting vice-chancellor was to avoid a vacuum in…

How We Paid Ransom To Rescue ABU Students – Parents

Parents of nine abducted students of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria have explained how they took ransom to the kidnappers in the forest in the late hours of Saturday. Two of the parents told journalists in a telephone interview they paid amount varying from N500,000 to N4million to get each of the children released. According to them, while some were made to hand their ransom to members of the kidnap syndicate in Kaduna, the rest who were contacted separately, were united by the kidnappers through phone calls at Abuja junction.…

UI Alleged Fraud:TGG petitions Education Minister,EFCC,others over activities of outgoing VC

A group known as Transparency and Good Governance(TGG) has petitioned the Honourable Minister of Education, Mall Adamu Adamu on Fraud allegedly perpetrated by the outgoing Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan. The petition which was signed by the Coordinator of the group,Comrade Bala Ayodele, also copied the Department of State Security(DSS),Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC),ICPC.and the Executive Secretary of NUC Read the petition in full : THE HON MINISTER OF EDUCATION                                   18 NOV,2020 MALLAM ADAMU ADAMU FEDERAL MINISTRY OF EDUCATION SHEU SHAGARI WAY…

Breaking: Amidst petitions,UI Council sets to appoint new VC 

In spite of all the petitions by some stakeholders, which informed the suspension of the appointment of new VC for UI, the was an indication that the Council in collaboration with the selection committee want to go ahead with the appointment of the new Vice Chancellor, inspite of the fact that the matter is before the Ministry of Education. This is contained in a confidential notice memo sent to all the members of the council reconvening a meeting for Nov. 25 in Ibadan. “Going ahead with any meeting now before…

Oyo State now Sole Owner Of LAUTECH – NUC

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has transferred ownership of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Ogbomoso to the Oyo State Government while the Osun State Government is to take over the College of Health Sciences in Osogbo. The resolution followed the lingering ownership of LAUTECH over the years. The Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission Professor Abubakar Rasheed stated this at a media briefing in Abuja. Professor Rasheed said both Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State and Adegboyega Oyetola signed a memorandum of Agreement to the development. The…

Arise O Nigeria School of Mgt holds convocation for 1st Batch graduates 

Arise O Nigeria School Of Management & Enterprise Development on the 14th Of November, 2020 graduated the first batch of Diploma students who completed a 6 months training in their various academic courses as accredited by ESTAM University, Benin Republic. The graduation exercise took place at the ESTAM University Matriculation and Convocation ceremony which held at ELIM Hall, Tunde Motors, Cotonou, Benin Republic. Following the Accreditation,Arise O Nigeria School Of Management & Enterprise Development Partnership and Distance Learning by ESTAM University to offer short and long term trainings for award…

NEPOTISM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN IN THE SELECTION PROCESS FOR APPOINTMENT OF NEW VICE CHANCELLOR 

According to a 19th century legend, the Truth and the Lie meet one day. The Lie says to the Truth: “It’s a marvellous day today”! The Truth looks up to the skies and sighs, for the day was really beautiful. They spend a lot of time together, ultimately arriving beside a well. The Lie tells the Truth: “The water is very nice, let’s take a bath together!” The Truth, once again suspicious, tests the water and discovers that it indeed is very nice. They undress and start bathing. Suddenly, the…

UI VC Update: Ayoola’s SMS sent in error goes viral, confirms plan to impose Adebowale as new VC

Prof. Ezekiel Ayoola, one of the UI controversial candidates to selection committee and a caucus member of the outgoing UI Vice Chancellor, Prof. Idowu Olayinka, sent an SMS to his Dean of Science, Prof. Ayodele but mistakenly landed in another Prof. Ayodele’s of Ecotourism number. This message which had gone viral within the University community and on social media, was sent on Wednesday morning of Oct. 28, the day the shortlisted six Vice Chancellor candidates were to be interviewed by five-member panel in which he is a member. The short…

NUC approves CUSTECH, Kogi state as 50th state University in Nigeria …institution ‘ll meet international standard ,says Yahaya Bello

The National Universities Commission (NUC) on Tuesday granted approval and recognition for the establishment of Confluence University of Science and Technology, (CUSTECH) Osara, Kogi State as the new addition to the list of State owned Universities in Nigeria. Speaking while reading out the letter of recognition for the institution’s establishment, the Executive Secretary of the Commission, Prof. Adamu Abubakar Rasheed noted that the newly recognized State University would have the maximum support of the commission. He enjoined the state government to take full advantage of both professional and technical advice…