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Some gunmen, suspected to be armed robbers in the early hours of Sunday, attacked another students hostel at the of Ibadan.

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DAILY POST gathered that the gunmen raided the Abdulsalami Abubakar hostel, a post graduate hostel occupied by both male and female graduate students.

Our correspondent recalls that some gunmen had in July, attacked the Awolowo Hall, one of the female hostels in the institution.

A post graduate student in the institution, told DAILY POST that the robbers, in the latest attack, invaded the hostel around 2 am and knocked down the door leading to the hostel containing four blocks, two of which accommodate males and the other two, females.

Items stole from the students included and laptops.

One of the students, said, “They had a struggle entering into the hostel because the security in New Hall is actually tight. The bang we heard when the door was axed down already told us that something was coming for us.

“But we didnt know what it was and we were wondering where the securities and potters were at this time.”

Another source told DAILY POST that one of the students who dragged his telephone with the robbers sustained a machete wound. The source revealed that the robbers took to their heels at the approaching sound of sirens.

Another female postgraduate student who asked not to be named told DAILY POST that’ “This is something else, UI security is getting worse everyday.”

Director of Public Communication, University of Ibadan, Mr. Tunji Oladejo who confirmed the incident, however, said that the university was not immuned in the prevailing security situation in the country.

Oladejo, who insisted that the university was on top of the situation, also confirmed that some of the students were injured during the attack.

“I can confirm to you that the story is . We have reported the matter to the police. They did their best.

“Let me also, say that it is Abdulsalami Abubakar hall. It is a post graduate hostel for both male and female.

“Those who perpetrated the incident knew the terrain became they did not go to male hostel. We are still working and the investigation is still ongoing.

“UI is not immuned to what is happening in , the security situation in the country. We don’t know how they came. The security did their best. They injured some students.”

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Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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NYSC: Six fake corps members arrested in Katsina

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Six suspected fake youth corps members have been arrested at the ongoing registration for National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) exercise at the Katsina State orientation camp.

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The state NYSC Coordinator, Alhaji Ahidjo Yahaya, who confirmed this in a statement to NAN in Katsina, said the suspects were caught with forged call-up letters and fake degree certificates.

According to him, the suspects were female while the other four were male.

He added that two of the suspects were caught through intelligence received from the office of the NYSC Director-General, Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim.

“I got security report from the DG that two ladies were carrying fake certificates.

“Base on that, we set out security network to trap them and they were arrested.

“The two suspects had confessed to the offence,” he said.

According to him, the other four suspects were detected during the camp registration exercise of corps members deployed to the state under 2019 Batch B Stream II.

Yahaya said that all the suspects would be arraigned in the camp court from where they will be decamped and handed over to the police for prosecution.

“Before the opening of the orientation camps, the DG issued series of warnings to members of the public not to go the NYSC camp with fake results.

“But these people ignored the warning and decided to come to the camp with fake degree results. What a shame!” he said.

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Why we’re starting strike soon – Lecturers

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President of Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union, COEASU, Mr. Nuhu Ogirima, on Friday, disclosed that the union may soon commence another strike action to press home its demands from the Federal Government.

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Ogirima made the disclosure in an interview with reporters in Abuja on Friday while commenting on the five-day warning strike by the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU).

According to him, COEASU may have no option than to down tools, due to FG’s failure to fulfill the promise made to the union, which prompted it to suspend the strike action embarked upon for over two months in December last year.

“We are also warming up now to embark on strike. The Federal Government has acceded to the demands of the universities at the expense of another sister sector.

“What we require is just about one-tenth of what the universities require. But the federal government left us out completely, refusing to attend to the resolutions we had.

“They promise to release funds in December, they have abandoned that. And now they have even listened to NASU and SSANU, in addition to what they have done for their academic staff, ASUU. In our own case, they have not done anything about it.

“It is unfortunate because they choose to attend to the elitist institution. They left us out because nobody wants to be a teacher; we don’t have the children of ministers, traditional rulers and the ambassadors in our system. That is why it is so neglected.

“And this is destroying our education foundational system. The future of the education industry is clearly the colleges of education. If we do not have colleges of education, what happens to the education of our youths, of our young ones?” Ogirima asked.

The COEASU helmsman said the union has been holdings meetings which, according to him, would continue next week and a final decision to be taken after due consultation with members.

He said: “We are consulting with our people towards the possibility of another strike action because the promise of N15b made, nothing has been done about that. There is another N2.5b. The N2.5b is about the peculiar academic allowances. That of universities is earned academic allowances. Our own is peculiar academic allowances. And it is just N2.5b that is outstanding now for 2018. That of 2017 is not up to that and they have not done anything about it too.”

On the reappointment of Mallam Adamu Adamu as Minister of Education, Ogirima described it as a welcome development, hoping that he would hard this time around to find ways of offering solutions to the plethora of challenges confronting the education sector.

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