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Thursday, May 19

LAUTECH ASUU Still on Strike Despite Seyi Makinde’s Directive

LAUTECH ASUU Still on Strike Despite Seyi Makinde’s Directive

Prof Abiodun Olaniran, LAUTECH ASUU Chairman has confirmed that the institution’s Union is still on strike despite the State Governor and school visitor, Seyi Makinde’s Directive.

On Wednesday, 18th May 2022, during a meeting held with the Oyo State Commissioner for Education and the LAUTECH Academic Staff Union, the Commissioner urged the union to reconsider its stand on the national strike and pull out. Therefore, in accordance with this, the school released a memo on Thursday, announcing the continuation of activities for the first semester. The memo read:

“Upon the directive of the visitor to the university, the Management hereby inform all staff and students that the university will continue it’s activities for the first semester of the 2021/2022 on Thursday May 26, 2022.”

“The amended Academic calendar for the semester will soon be made available. Staff and students are hereby enjoined to abide with this directive.”

On the other hand, when the Union of Campus journalists correspondent reached out to the LAUTECH ASUU chairman, Prof Abiodun Olaniran, he stated that the LAUTECH Academic staff university union is still on strike.”

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Friday, April 22

BREAKING: Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi, Joins His Ancestors

BREAKING: Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi, Joins His Ancestors

The Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi, has joined his Ancestors.

According to the Premium Times, Alaafin Adeyemi, the third from the Alowodu Ruling House, died in the late hours of Friday at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti.

The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is expected to make an official announcement upon receiving the report of the monarch’s passing from the Bashorun of Oyo, Yusuf Akinade, who will now lead Oyo before a new Alaafin is installed.

Wednesday, August 25



The members of staff of the newly-created College of Agricultural Science and Renewable Resources of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Iseyin Campus will resume in Iseyin on Monday, as academic activities will commence by September.

This was disclosed by the Provost of the College, Professor Jacob Adewale on Tuesday evening after inspecting facilities provided by the Iseyin community for the take-off of the institution.

Adewale said the inspection tour was in accordance with the directive of the State governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde that the College should start academic activities by September and for the management of LAUTECH to see the readiness of the community to host the institution.

He told community leaders after the tour that the College will start off with two faculties, which are Faculty of Agricultural Science and the Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources.

He said “no doubt, the establishment of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Renewable Natural Resources, the Iseyin Campus of LAUTECH, is the dream come through. I reliably gathered that the Iseyin community had been looking forward to establishing a Higher Education Institution, by the Government, in the town, since about seventy (70) years ago. Thanks be to God and the Executive Governor of Oyo State, His Excellency, Engineer ‘Seyi Makinde for the actualization of the dream of this community, by the establishment of the College.

“The College of Agricultural Sciences and Renewable Natural Resources, Iseyin Campus of LAUTECH, has two Faculties: (1) Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and (2) Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources, While the former is already in existence, the latter is newly created. 

“The existing Faculty has six Departments, and the new Faculty has four Departments, making a total of ten Departments. The existing Faculty has Professor A. A. Akingbade as the Dean, and Professor L. A. Alamu is the Acting Dean of the new Faculty.

The departments in the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences are

Agricultural Economics (AEC),

Agricultural Extension and Rural Development (AER),

Crop Production and Soil Science (CPS), Crop and Environmental Protection (CEP), Animal Production and Health (APH), Animal Nutrition and Biotechnology (ANB)

“The departments in the Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources are Aquaculture and Fisheries Management (AFM), Forest Resources Management (FRM), Wildlife and Ecotourism Management (WEM), Environmental and Resource Economics (ERE).

“The academic development of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Renewable Natural Resources, Iseyin Campus of LAUTECH, is of paramount importance towards the actualization of the mission of LAUTECH, which is “to provide suitable condition for the advancement of knowledge through research and learning; produce self-reliant graduates, apply technology-driven knowledge to creativity and positively impact on the global environment, It also aims at becoming an epitome of integrity and service”. 

“A carefully-crafted academic plan of the College has been set for its academic development. In the first academic session of the existence of the college (2021/2022), the University shall present an academic brief and a detailed curriculum on Renewable Natural Resources programmes to the National Universities Commission (NUC) in Abuja for approval in order to admit students into the new programmes.

“Resource Accreditation by the NUC will take place in the second session (2022/2023). That is, one year after students’ admission into the Renewable Natural Resources programmes, the University is already working on the requirements of curricula, personnel, physical structures and facilities for teaching and training, such facilities include workshops, laboratories, and studios. In addition, in 2022, the NUC shall be invited to carry out re-accreditation of programmes in Faculty of Agricultural Sciences.

Research development of the college.”

The Provost hinted that a research and development unit will soon be established to facilitate an accelerated research development in the institution.

“In order to accelerate the research development of the college, a Research and Development Unit shall be established. The academic staff shall be encouraged to take the advantage of the institution-based research funds at Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund).

“There shall be an establishment of a Training and Research Farm of the state-of-the-art, with facilities for students and staff research projects. There shall be students and staff experimental pens for livestock, poultry, fisheries, forestry, ecotourism, and wildlife. The college research programmes shall focus on the development of technological innovations in Agriculture and Renewable Natural Resources that are cost-effective, and adaptive for Agricultural and National development.

“The college shall take off on the premises of the former Teachers’ Training College, Okeho Road, Iseyin., where its administrative building, two faculty buildings, and at least four lecture theatres will be located. The Teaching and Research Farm, and the Commercial Farm shall be located at the site along Iseyin – Ogbomoso Road, Iseyin. The productions on the commercial farm shall be sources of internally generated revenue (IGR) for the institution.

“The Institution shall acquire functional and state-of-the-art ICT system in a centre as well as campus wide networking for internet services. Staff offices would be connected to the Institution’s internet server and the staff would be charged some affordable amount for the services.

“Also, there shall be a provision of the facilities in the ICT centre for an additional role as a Computer Based Test (CBT) centre for examinations, as done at the main Campus. As the institution grows, additional facilities such as laptops and connectivity shall be provided at the ICT centre for the CBT of JAMB. Registration of Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) candidates and conduct of UTME in the centre shall provide an easy access for the indigenes. It shall also be a source of IGR for the institution.”

The Chairman, Iseyin Development Union (I.D.U), Alhaji Bayo Raji said the development has called for prayer for the present administration to succeed in all its endeavors, looking at the fact that it has met the paramount need of the community.

He stressed the need for unity among indigenes to work towards a smooth commencement and sustaining the development needed in the College.

In his word, a former Senator representing Oyo North Senatorial District, Chief Gbenga Babalola, who took the management to his fish farm along Iseyin-Oyo road, said he was ready to relinquish the facility to the College, in as much as it would speed the development of Oke-Ogun and Iseyin community.

The fish farm has five functioning boreholes, feed mill, lecture room, incubation unit and a standby generator set.

A foremost indigene of the town, Alhaji Ahmed Raji also donated staff quarters of about seven chalets and boys quarters to accommodate some of the management staff of the College.

Raji who was represented at the event by the former Chairman of Iseyin local government, Alhaji Saheed Alaran said the occasion called for a true symbiotic relationship between what he called ‘the town and the gown’, adding that the community has so much to contribute for the successful take-off of the institution.

He called on other well meaning indigenes of Iseyin to rally round the College, as according to him, it is a flagship of better things to come.

Friday, July 16

Sequel to the video and information that circulated about the issue of kidnappers in Lautech.

Sequel to the video and information that circulated about the issue of kidnappers in Lautech.

Based on investigations with evidence, I have been able to reach a conclusion that it was a prank that wasn’t properly planned and as it has turned out the way it is not supposed to be.

With these I would want to implore the general public and everyone involved to be calm and rest assured that there is no cause for alarm as the people involved are very good ambassadors of the school but just want to take the quote of “all work no play make jack a dull boy” and i am writing this to plead on behalf of anyone involved and or the victims that they are sorry and they have learnt our lesson about it that even if they are into comedy, they are supposed to make proper consultation before such act. I am writing the general public to consider them and forgive them on this as it can be an example for others and it serves as a lesson to everyone and those that have the mindset of this in the future.

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Thursday, June 3

Tuesday, June 1

BREAKING: Gov Makinde Reduces LAUTECH’s Tuition Fee by 25 Per Cent

BREAKING: Gov Makinde Reduces LAUTECH’s Tuition Fee by 25 Per Cent

 Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has announced a 25 per cent reduction in the overall tuition fees paid by students of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH)

The governor, who made the announcement while paying a thank-you visit to the students of the institution, also pledged that the reduction will cut across the board benefitting indigenes and non-indigenes, adding that he is making such a move even though the institution’s tuition is the lowest in the entire South-West.

Gov Makinde also stated that in a bid to fulfil his promise to the students during his electioneering campaign, he actualized the sole ownership of LAUTECH for Oyo state and fixed the Under G road in the school.

Saturday, May 29

Tinubu Takes N9billion From Lagos Internally Generated Revenue Account Monthly, Says Bode George

Tinubu Takes N9billion From Lagos Internally Generated Revenue Account Monthly, Says Bode George

Speaking in an interview with Yoruba Tooto TV, George accused Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) of taking N9 billion monthly from the Lagos state internally generated revenue account.

Do you know how much is Lagos state internally generated revenue monthly? N60 billion minimum, and someone (Tinubu) is sitting somewhere, taking 15 percent of it, that’s N9 billion every month,” he said.

The former deputy national chairman of the PDP said the country’s electoral system is fraudulent.

He said, “The way we vote in this country is a scam. That’s why I do say we need to be more prayerful and do good. It’s not who people voted for that are declared as winner.

“How won’t issue of bullion van won’t be related to election? We are just deceiving ourselves. There is problem in this country, how can we move forward with this?

Friday, April 16

Wednesday, April 7



The following universities have released their admission list on their various websites..... 




2020/2021 SESSION 








Tuesday, April 6




This is to inform the general public that the management of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), has released the list of candidates offered admission into various undergraduate programmes for the 2020/2021 academic session. All aspirants of UNN can now proceed to check their admission status online. How to Check UNN Admission List? At the time of this publication UNN admission list has been released on both the school and JAMB CAPS Portal. Candidates are hereby advised to proceed to check their admission status on both platforms below. To check your admission status

WAEC Releases 2021 Exam Results With 30.11% Pass

WAEC Releases 2021 Exam Results With 30.11% Pass

  Head of the Nigeria Office of the West African Examinations Council, Patrick Areghan, has said that Nigeria is not ready for the 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination

Areghan said, "It will be calamitous to offer the exam to students in the first term; as we all know, the schools are running different terms. We do not know when the exam will be conducted, but we will conduct it if the government says so.

"If the government says, 'don't conduct exam', we cannot do it. Nigeria federation is not ready for the 2021 exit exam. We are starting all over again because we are struggling; some countries just started their educational system afresh.

"Nobody is ready for the exam due to COVID-19. If the government says we should conduct the exam today, we are ready for the exam. We can't conduct it in April, May, June, but to obey the Nigerian government and in conjunction with the other four countries and then the international timetable will be drawn."

Areghan further stated that the private examination was primarily designed to help candidates seeking tertiary institutions' admission to reduce the waiting time for results and beat admission deadlines..

The analysis of the statistics of the performance of candidates shows that out of the 7,289 candidates that sat for the examination, 2,938 candidates, representing 40.31 per cent, obtained credit and above in a minimum of any five subjects (with or without English Language and Mathematics, out of which 1,396 were male and 1,542 were female candidates, representing 47.52 per cent and 52.48 per cent respectively.

"Two thousand one hundred and ninety-five (2,195) candidates, representing 30.11per cent, obtained credits and above in a minimum of five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics," he added.

Areghan said that the results of 599 candidates, representing 8.22 per cent of the total number of candidates that sat the examination, were being withheld.

Monday, April 5

More than 2,000 Inmates Were Freed By Gunmen At Imo Prison

More than 2,000 Inmates Were Freed By Gunmen At Imo Prison

  No fewer than 2, 000 inmates at the headquarters of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS), Owerri, Imo State were set free by unknown gunmen on Monday morning.

The gunmen also attacked the nearby office of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) of the state police command, also freeing suspects there.

 the gunmen operated in over 10 vehicles, and also attacked soldiers stationed at Umuorji along Owerri–Onitsha Expressway.

The attackers were said to have had a free rein during the operation that lasted about two hours and said to have started between 1 am and 2 am on Monday. 
 The gunmen caused panic in the town as explosions were heard around the state police command headquarters and the NCC facility in Owerri.

“There was a jailbreak at the Owerri Correctional Centre around 4am after the gunmen struck. Soldiers have been called in to secure the facility but several inmates have fled,” a source reported.

This is the fifth attack on police headquarters across the state.

Four police divisional headquarters had been attacked since February. They include Obowo, Aboh Mbaise and Ihitte/Uboma, divisions.

Unknown gunmen on March 20 razed the Isiala Mbano Police Divisional Headquarters located at Umuelemai in Imo State.

The gunmen, invaded the divisional headquarters armoury and freed suspects in the detention facility and carted away arms.

It was gathered that the gunmen sacked police officers on duty, freed suspects, invaded the facility's arms storage department before setting it ablaze.

Four policemen allegedly sustained gunshot injuries from the invaders.

It was also stated that the culprits did not flee immediately but stayed by and supervised the burning of the police facility.

When contacted, the police spokesperson in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed the attacks.

Friday, March 26

Makinde Appoints Omole, Olaniyan, 3 Others As Members Of LAUTECH Governing Council

Makinde Appoints Omole, Olaniyan, 3 Others As Members Of LAUTECH Governing Council

 Oyo State governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, has appointed a former chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities(ASUU), University of Ibadan branch, Professor Ayodeji Omole, as the Pro-Chancellor of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso.

The governor equally appointed other members of the University’s Governing Council, including Professor Lanre Olaniyan, Mrs. Titilayomi Ahmadu, Hon. Adekunle Bankole and Mr. Adeosun Olukunle Idowu.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, indicated that the appointments were in line with Governor Makinde’s promise to put the Council in place to reflect the new ownership status of the University.

It will be recalled that following efforts by the Makinde-led administration, the joint ownership of the institution was resolved in favour of Oyo State.

Prof. Omole, who has now been appointed as the Pro-Chancellor of LAUTECH, chaired the Oyo State Negotiation Committee on the Sole Ownership of LAUTECH, which worked with its Osun State counterpart to negotiate what has now become an amicable resolution.

Omole, a professor at the Department of Forest Production and Products, University of Ibadan, has a career spanning about 24 years in the university system.

He is a member of several learned Societies including the Nigeria Fields Society; Forest and Forest Products Society of Nigeria; Society for Wood Science and Technology and the Commonwealth Forestry Association.

Wednesday, March 24

BREAKING: BBNaija season six returns

BREAKING: BBNaija season six returns

 Big Brother Naija will return for its sixth edition in 2021.The popular reality TV show will top previous seasons as organisers – Multichoice Nigeria – announced a grand prize of N90 million.

MultiChoice Nigeria, on Wednesday, March 24, announced that it is offering customers on its DStv and GOtv platforms the opportunity to be among the first to be auditioned for the sixth season of the Big Brother Naija reality show.

BBNaija hopefuls who are 21 years or older and of Nigerian nationality with a valid Nigerian passport, will get an early audition when they pay on either DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Confam, Yanga package or on GOtv Max or Jolli package between Wednesday, March 24 and Wednesday, March 31, 2021.

Monday, March 22

We Shall Assassinate Ortom Our Only Mission is To Get You Down—Fulani Militia Group Tells Ortom, Southern Nigerian Governors

We Shall Assassinate Ortom Our Only Mission is To Get You Down—Fulani Militia Group Tells Ortom, Southern Nigerian Governors

A Fulani group with the name, Fulani National Movement (FUNAM), has said it was responsible for the attack on the convoy of Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State on Saturday.

The governor said, “You know today is Saturday and is normal as a farmer, I usually go to my farm, so I went to my farm along Gboko road and on our way back.

“We started hearing some gunshots and we discovered people who were dressed in black and from experience we now discovered that these are Fulani militias and I do not want to take things for granted because a few days ago the media were awash with a statement from MACBAN who met in Yola, the same place they met in 2016 where they decided that they will take Nigeria and that every other person is a slave that was when they started infiltrating the entire country.”

While reacting to the attack, FUNAM in a statement signed by Umar Amir Shehu, said the assault was plotted to kill Ortom who he described as a pagan that used his resources to destruct Fulani tenets.

The Fulani group also disclosed that it only had a slight setback in executing the assassination, hence Ortom was not dead by now.

“Our attention has been drawn to media reports today speculating about who attacked the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom.

“Yes. Yes, we did. The Fulani Nationality Movement (FUNAM) carried out the attack. We have genuine reasons. We acted on behalf of millions of Fulani people in 15 countries

Our courageous fighters carried out this historic attack to send a great message to Ortom and his collaborators: Where-ever you are, once you are against Fulani long-term interest, we shall get you down. This is a clear warning. We hope those who take us for granted will get the indisputable message.”

The militia group also boasted that it would soon accomplish its task of killing Ortom and other governors in the southern part of Nigeria that was against the Fulani settlement also known as rural grazing area (RUGA).

“Our intention is unequivocal: TO KILL HIM. That mission will one day be fulfilled and very soon too.

“We state clearly, any state or individual that opposes RUGA will be confronted. Any state or individual that opposes ranching, we shall get you. Speak against ranching and RUGA even on the internet: Our noiseless fighters shall find and fix you.

“In the next few months, FUNAM will carry out attacks on strategic human and material assets of states and non-state groups or individuals known for their anti-Fulani campaigns.