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Saturday, December 8, 2018


The National Youth Service Corps has revealed that popular artiste, David Adeleke, aka Davido, was sanctioned for violating camp rules during the mandatory three-week orientation camp, Saturday PUNCH has learnt.
Top sources in the NYSC told Punch correspondents that for “absconding” from the camp during the orientation camp, the Corps had to “dekit” the artiste, which brought to an end his participation in the 2018 Batch ‘B’ Stream II in Lagos State, where he had been posted.
The source said,
“The NYSC was constrained to “dekit” Davido for violating the rules guiding conduct and activities in the camp. As a matter of fact, he absconded because he was away from the camp without permission. That prompted the Corps to issue him a query which was sent from Abuja. So, he is no longer a serving corps member.”
The artiste, violated many of the scheme’s regulations.

Other NYSC bylaws violated by Davido include bringing vehicles into the orientation camp; disclosing official information; engaging in private practice; taking part in partisan politics and reporting late for duty.
However, it was also gathered that he may be remobilised for the scheme.
While replying to a post on Instagram during the week, the artiste had said that his NYSC programme had been terminated. He later deleted the comment from the post made by a friend.

Image result for Buhari approves NYSC, Law School for NOUN graduates.President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the National Open University Amendment Act, to allow the institution to operate as all other universities in the country.
Apparently, with this assent, the graduates of the NOUN can now participate in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and the Nigerian Law School.

Presidential Assistant on National Assembly (Senate), Senator Ita Enang announced the assent of the President while addressing State House reporters in Abuja.
“President Buhari has also assented to National Open University Amendment Act, which allows the National Open University to operate as all other universities, having the same power and functions and the same administrative structures eliminating possible discrimination as some use to want to have on its products and programmes.
“It has also allowed the establishment of some centers to be called study centers and given conditions for the establishment of such study centers,” he said.
The National Assembly had passed a bill for An Act to Amend the National Open University Act Cap N6 LFN 1983 (Amendment) Bill 2017’.

NYSC Sanctions Davido for Violated Many of the Scheme’s Rules
The National Youth Service Corps has sanctioned popular artiste, David Adeleke, aka Davido, for violating camp rules during the mandatory three-week orientation camp, Saturday PUNCH has learnt. Top sources in the NYSC told one of our correspondents that for “absconding” from the camp during the orientation camp, the Corps had to “dekit” the artiste, which brought to an end his participation in the 2018 Batch ‘B’ Stream II in Lagos State, where he had been posted.

The source said, “The NYSC was constrained to “dekit” Davido for violating the rules guiding conduct and activities in the camp. As a matter of fact, he absconded because he was away from the camp without permission. That prompted the Corps to issue him a query which was sent from Abuja. So, he is no longer a serving corps member.”
The artiste, our correspondent gathered, violated many of the scheme’s regulations. Other NYSC bylaws violated by Davido include bringing vehicles into the orientation camp; disclosing official information; engaging in private practice; taking part in partisan politics and reporting late for duty.
However, it was also gathered that he may be remobilised for the scheme. While replying to a post on Instagram during the week, the artiste had said that his NYSC programme had been terminated. He later deleted the comment from the post made by a friend.
Meanwhile, Articles 2 and 15 under the Code of Conduct subtitle in the NYSC Bylaws (Revised in 2011) state that every corps member shall not leave orientation camp without the written permission from the state coordinator, and every member shall not bring vehicles or motorcycles into the orientation camp.
The articles, however, stated that any member found guilty of violating these provisions, among other provisions, will be liable to be decamped and sent out of camp.
Section 15 (ii) added, “Any member who brings vehicles or motorcycles to camp shall not be registered, and if already registered, shall be decamped.”
The NYSC Director of Information, Adenike Adeyemi, who told Saturday PUNCH, in a response to an enquiry, that the Corps had communicated with the popular musician over his activities during his service year, however, did not say what punishment had been meted out to him for breaking several bylaws.
Davido’s enrolment for the NYSC had created a stir, as he became the cynosure of all eyes at the Iyana Ipaja, Lagos orientation camp when he arrived for registration in August 2018. He had also posted pictures of himself in the NYSC kit on Instagram, as other corps members in Batch ‘B’ Stream II swarmed him at the camp. Just afterwards, Davido left the camp and began a series of violation of the rules of the service.
Our correspondent observed from his Instagram page that just after a few days in the camp, he travelled to Boston, Massachusetts, as he embarked on a tour of the United States. He thereby violated the Section 2 of the bylaw, which says all corps members must participate in all activities in the camp.
It could not be ascertained if he did not violate the second law, which stated that corps members leaving the orientation camp should get the written permission of the state coordinator. But the Assurance crooner did not stop at Boston, as he also visited Philadelphia, New York, Washington DC, Georgia, Minnesota, London, Sao Tome, Accra, Mayotte, Lebanon, UAE, among others.Davido, within the period, was also actively involved in the electioneering of his uncle, Ademola Adeleke, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the Osun State September 22 election. For weeks, the artiste shuttled between Lagos State, where he was based, and Osun State, where the election held.
But the NYSC law not only prohibited participation in partisan politics, it also said corps members should not leave their place of primary assignments without the permission of their state coordinators. Davido’s manager, Asa Asika, declined comment, saying he does not speak to the press.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Image result for Tonto Dikeh & her son, King Andre stepped out for his school's old school themed end of year party (photos)Nollywood Actress, Tonto Dikeh and her son King Andre stepped out looking colourful for an old school themed end of year party organised by King Andre’s school.
Tonto shared the photos in a series of Instagram posts.

The caption on one of her post reads:
King Andre if you don’t marry Oyibo and give me ehn, I wouldn’t forgive you for making me so childish when you marry ooo!!!
Photos below ;




Gov. Emmanuel Offers Corps Members N20,000 Each For Transportation
The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel has doled out the sum of forty million and one hundred thousand naira to Batch C corps members posted in the state, which translates to N20,000 per corps member as the money is to be shared among the 2,005 of them.

Emmanuel announced the offer during the official closing ceremony for the Batch C, stream II corps members held at the permanent orientation camp, Ikot Itie Udung in Nsit Atai Local Government Area of the state, where he said the N20,000 is to facilitate corps members transportation to their places of primary assignment, PPA.
According to him, “I want to assure all of you of adequate security of your lives and property throughout your service year.
“Each and every one of you would get N20,000 each to help in facilitating your transportation to your various places of primary assignment.
“I also want to mention that your participation in the national service at this time is coming on the heels of the 2019 electioneering activities.
“I advise you to avoid partisanship when you are engaged in the election process and steer clear of acts capable of putting you in harm’s way.
“Your predecessors in national service have done the country proud in their engagements in such national duties in the past, you cannot afford to fail the nation in your own time.”
The Governor commended the corps members for the discipline exhibited by them during the orientation course, adding that Nigerian youths were highly disciplined.
He challenged them to inculcate entrepreneurial spirit so that they could be employers of labour rather than being job seekers, stressing that government alone would not be able to provide jobs for all graduates in the country.
Earlier, the state coordinator of NYSC, Mr Julius Amusan, urged the corps members to remain focused and shun acts capable of bringing the name of their institutions, family, NYSC and the nation to disrepute.
Amusan charged the corps members to proceed straight to the local government area where they have been posted and report to their employers. He urged the corps members to forge ahead with determination to succeed notwithstanding the challenges that may confront them.
“Incidentally, you are coming on board of national service at a time when the nation is beckoning on you to assist her in the efforts of deepening sound electoral process,” the state coordinator said.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Image result for NYSC cancels Davido’s one year serviceWhile one revealed how he was commended for a job well done, the other revealed how his was canceled.
Ever since news broke of Nigerian singer, Davido, going for the one-year mandatory National Youth Service Corps program, Nigerians have steady followed the progress from his end.
It was only at the beginning of the program earlier this year, we got to see the singer participate in the program as he made sure to show it on his social media page.

Not long after, he began going on his music tour, outside the confinement of the NYSC program and hence, a penalty was awarded to him – there was not much of news after this, not until recently when the singer revealed his one-year program was canceled.
After entertainment promoter, Adesegun Adeosun took to his page to reveal that he was lauded by the NYSC official body for his works during his service year, Davido took to the comment section to reveal that his was canceled.

Adesegun Adeosun had written on his page,
Whatever you do, do it well and with PASSION. I love my country and I’m always super proud to represent it as well as keeping the flag flying everywhere I go!!! Wanna give a big thanks to @mreazi @bankywellington @cdqolowo @airboyrado @ushbebecomedian @kokopee_ for coming to entertain us despite the crazy traffic around camp also those that tried but couldn’t make it before lightsout. I’m dedicating this award to all Nigerian Youths striving to do something positive and making a difference home and abroad. #SelfMade #KingSMADE
And in the comment section of his post, Davido wrote,
Nah so dem cancel my own


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Be Ready For A Long Strike, ASUU Tells Members, Says FG Is Unyielding
Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, President, Academic Staff Union of Universities, has admonished members of the union to be prepared up for a long strike. Ogunyemi enjoined ASUU members “to be on the watch and prepare for a long drawn out struggle to salvage the University System”
The Punch reports that Ogunyemi made this known in Strike Bulletin No 5 sent to all members of the union.
Ogunyemi charged members to remain steadfast “and resolute in the face of intimidation or antics employed by the government through Vice-Chancellors and Governing councils to undermine the ongoing struggle”
According to the ASUU President, “Government is yet to change its ‘keep them talking’ style and stance as all the meetings held so far with the Minister of Education are yet to resolve any of the demands of ASUU.”
Also speaking after their Zonal Meeting held at Ladoke Akintola University, ASUU chairman, University of Ibadan, Dr Deji Omole said Ibadan zone of ASUU has been fully mobilised with her members to ensure the reason for the strike gets actualised.
Omole noted that it is regrettable that the federal government who has not put anything on the table for revitalising the comatose education sector is busy mobilising funds for re-election in 2019.
He, however, appealed to parents not to mortgage the future of their children by fighting for proper and adequate funding of public education

ASUU Strike: Lecturer disguises as Spider Man to attend to studentsA lecturer at the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli, Anambra State, yesterday, transformed into a Spider-Man in order to rescue his masters students from the jaws of the ongoing ASUU strike.
It was gathered that the lecturer, who is a strong member of ASUU, had to undergo the transformation so as not to contravene the union’s directive which requires lecturers to stay away from academic work.

In his capacity as a Spider-Man and not an ASUU member, he was able to attend to the students who wanted to have a final discussion with him ahead of their project defence.
See photos below;




Wednesday, December 5, 2018


A LAUTECH final year student identified as Olabisi, has been arrested for allegedly killing her boyfriend over a yet to be disclosed matter.
The LAUTECH final year student who stabbed her boyfriend identified as Adegun Lekan to death, on Thursday, is said to be a final year Biochemistry student of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State.

Olabisi is currently being held at the Iyanganku police station, Ibadan for killing the deceased, who graduated from the Department of Transportation of same institution and waiting for clearance. The deceased is said to be the only son of his parents.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Image result for 95-year-old woman enrolls in school to learn to read and write (photos)A Kenyan woman believed to be 95 years old has made news headlines after she was photographed in school wearing a school uniform.

Chebelina Mukomuga estimates that she was born in 1923, according to Wanjiku Kinuthia, the Communication Officer at Lewa Wildlife, Kenya.
Chebelina registered for adult education with a number of other elderly Kenyan women but she’s the oldest in her class and seems keen to learn, not minding her age.


Image result for UNILAG medical students reportedly sleep on the road due to power outage in their hostelsMedical students in the University of Lagos College of Medicine, have been forced to sleep on the road as their hostels have been without power supply for a few days.

The students say no one has explained to them why they have no power as other buildings surrounding their hostels have power.

See more photos of them below;
UNILAG medical students

UNILAG medical students

Image result for 300-level Unizik Student, 4 others arrested for Money Ritual.The Ogun State Police command has arrested Victor Nnachata, a 20-year-old 300-level Political Science student of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, who revealed that he went to a herbalist because he wanted charms that would make him become a billionaire.

Victor was arrested alongside 4 others suspects in Ogun State. They are: Kabiru Badmos, Nurudeen Shodaolu, Olarewaju Jimoh (a cemetery guard) and Mayewunmi Lukmon.


Nnachata, who came all the way from Onitsha to Abeokuta, in search of the herbalist, disclosed that the man was introduced to him by his friend called Gabriel. He explained that when he met Badmos, the man presented three different types of money-making ritual to him. He was asked to pick one. “I’m into NaijaBet game, but the business was not doing well the way I wanted it.” He said.
Victor Nnachata
“I discussed with Gabriel on how to move it forward. That was when he gave me the phone number of Badmos. When I got to Badmos’ house, I explained everything to him. He gave me three different money rituals to choose from. The first one entails swallowing a bird, and to do that, I would have to use alcohol. The second option would only work for a month, while the third option was that he would prepare soap for me.”
“Badmos said that I would be using the soap to bathe every day before going to my shop,” Nnachata said. The suspect further said that immediately he and Badmos agreed on a price, he transferred N250,000 to the herbalist.
He added: “I decided to embark on the journey in order to grow my business and attract more customers. Most importantly, I wanted to become a billionaire through NaijaBet game.”
On his own part, Badmos said: “When I noticed that I needed human skull for the preparation of the charm, I contacted another herbalist who is a friend to buy it for me. The human skull was bought for N30,000. After they brought it, I grounded it with some other ingredients and added it to a black soap.”
The suspects were arrested after the police received a tip-off that a cemetery guard desecrated a grave in order to steal a human skull.
Image result for UNILORIN student allegedly commits suicide with Sniper after he got a 'carry over' in his project again (Suicidal Whatsapp chat revealed)A student of the University of Ilorin, has allegedly committed suicide after he was asked to carry over his project again.
27-year-old Adigun Olawale Emmanuel, reportedly committed suicide at Oke Odo Area of Ilorin, Kwara State as he was made to repeat his final year project again after he failed it for the second time.

According to reports on social media, he lamented that he had been accused of plagiarizing his project work. As a result, he wasn’t allowed to graduate with his mates. This led him into depression and he allegedly locked himself in his room on Thursday, 29th of November, and drank a pesticide called Sniper.

His body was discovered after some people went into his room on Saturday, December 1st to investigate the bad smell coming from there. When neighbours got into his room, they discovered his swollen dead body laying on the floor.
Adigun was a student of faculty of Agriculture. Social media users claim he had allegedly attempted suicide before but this has not been verified.
The Management of University of Ilorin has visited the hostel in Oko Oba where the student committed suicide and they have also contacted Adigun’s Parents.
Below is a chat he had with a friend the same day he allegedly committed suicide.



Police operatives at the Zone 2 Command, Onikan, Lagos, have arrested a 300-level political science student of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, and four others for engaging in money ritual, Punch reports.
The student, Victor Nnacheta, 20, from Aguleri in Anambra West Local Government Area of Anambra State, was said to have consulted two Abeokuta, Ogun State-based Islamic clerics, Kabiru Badmos and Nurudeen Shodaolu, who undertook to perform a money-making ritual for him with a human skull and other body parts for N250,000.
The Police Public Relations Officer for the zone, Dolapo Badmus, said on Monday that the clerics consulted two men, Olarewaju Jimoh and Mayewunmi Lukmon, who worked at a cemetery to exhume dead bodies for them.
She revealed that the skull and other human parts were grinded and mixed with black soap for Nnacheta to use before going to his Bet9ja shop.
Badmus stated,
“A modest achievement we have made is that of a 20-year-old man, who said he wanted to become a billionaire overnight. He consulted some herbalists/Islamic clerics, who asked him to get a human skull and other body parts.
“The herbalists/clerics hired two men, who work in a cemetery. The two men were able to exhume dead bodies. The two men confessed that they gave out skulls, which the herbalists/clerics grinded and mixed with black soap.
“In the process, the police got information about them and arrested the suspects.”
Nnacheta told PUNCH that he had asked the clerics to make him prosperous in his Bet9ja business as he had no parents.
He noted that he had paid the clerics to prepare the concoction that would make him rich before the police arrested them.

Image result for Nigerian couple set to wed share throwback photo of themselves from secondary school(Photo)A Nigerian Woman identified as Egwim Rossy Chinwendu is in a celebratory mood as she is set to tie the nuptial knot with her longtime partner
Rossy took to her Facebook page to share her love story, pre-wedding photos and a throwback picture she took with husband-to-be, Chinedu Ibeawuchi, when he visited her in secondary school.
Sharing the photo, she wrote ;

f the sun refused to shine, i would still be loving you. When mountains crumble to the sea, there will still be you and me. I love you Ibeabuchi Chinedu. You are my shining star

The couple are set to tie the knot in Rivers State this December.
See more photos below ;



Monday, December 3, 2018

Bowen University students burn down hostels after the school VC suspended 200 students for refusing drug tests
News coming out of Bowen University indicates all is not well.According to gists from students of the private university, the school Vice Chancellor has suspended over 170 students indefinitely and another 100 students will face disciplinary committee for refusing the school’s regular drug tests.The angry students took laws in their hands and started burning down their hostels.

See photos below

ASUU Strike: FG Withdraws `No Work No Pay’ Threat
The Federal Government has withdrawn the recent threat to activate the ‘no work no pay policy’ against striking University teachers. This was disclosed by the National President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, in a chat with Vanguard.

Ogunyemi also said that the negotiation meeting between ASUU and the Federal Government would continue on Monday, stressing that what the union was doing was to rescue the education sector from imminent collapse and to ensure that the children of the poor get access to quality and affordable education.
The ASUU boss also said that last Friday’s meeting between the two parties did not yield much results.
He said:  “well, we have confirmed that they have withdrawn that threat (no work no pay). So it appears the threat is not there for now. But even if the threat is there, we are prepared for that because for our members, no sacrifice is too much to salvage Nigeria’s education.
Shortly before our action while the NLC (Nigeria Labour Congress) hullabaloo was going on with federal government, they went to the Federal Executive Council that they were activating that rule.”

Saturday, December 1, 2018

ASUU Strike: FG Enforces ‘No Work, No Pay’ Rule On Striking Lecturers
The Federal Government of Nigeria has directed vice-chancellors of striking public universities across the country to enforce “no-work-no-pay” rule on the striking lecturers.
The directive to implement the “no work, no pay” policy was communicated to the universities in a memo sent by the Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC) to university vice-chancellors.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) had on November 4 declared indefinite, nationwide strike over non-implementation of previous agreements by the federal government and demand for increased university funding.
At least two meetings have been held between the lecturers and the government since the strike commenced. However, both parties are yet to reach an agreement.
In the memo signed by NUC Director of Research, Information and Technology S.B Ramon-Yusuf, the university regulator stated that payment of salaries from any other sources but government funding will be viewed as violation of extant rules and government directive.
The memo reads, “In view of the current Industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the federal government has directed that there shall be no payment of any form of salaries and allowances to the staff on strike in federal and inter-varsity centers.
“Consequently, I am to direct Vice-Chancellors to apply the “No-work-no-pay” rule. However, Universities and inter-varsity centers are to pay salaries and allowances to Non-teaching staff.
“All Vice Chancellors and Directors of centers should note that the salaries to staff on strike from whatever source of funds shall be viewed as violation of extant rules and directive of the federal government of Nigeria.”
In a reaction to the memo, the Chairman of University of Ibadan chapter of ASUU, Deji Omole, described the federal government as shameless for owing lecturers seven years of unpaid, earned academic allowances. He said despite the debt, the government still wants lecturers to continue to work while the presidency and the National Assembly ‘feed fat’ on the wealth of the nation.
Mr Omole in a statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES Friday evening said it is sad that a government that prides itself as having integrity has shown it lacks integrity by failing to honour agreements reached with the union. He said the government has resulted to harassment and intimidation of ASUU members on a patriotic struggle to save public education in Nigeria.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Image result for Meet Beautiful Ibadan Polytechnic Student Whose Legs Were Cut Off.
“As a toddler, Adenike’s legs began to rot away. At age 5, her two legs were amputated in order to save her life. My friend @ayaworanho3d did a documentary on Adenike’s story. It was nominated for the best documentary at the AMVCA 2018.
“Despite her state & paucity of funds, she chose to go to school, believing her condition will not stop her from having an education. Today she’s a student of the Polytechnic of Ibadan. Adenike is a cheerful girl, always smiling & full of life despite everything.”
“The current prosthetics which she uses no longer functions. She has outgrown the prosthetics, making it difficult for her to move around without human support.”
“If you know any organization that supports amputees or foundations that can help provide funds (or prosthetics) PLEASE”

“Help mention them on this tweet. If you can help make recommendations to individuals that can help Adenike get new prosthetics & a new life again, PLS help.”
“PS: Adenike did not demand this but my heart really wishes to gives this a shot for her. A new prosthetics for Christmas.”
Watch Adenike’s documentary video by Aderemi Davies.