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Following the attack on the convoy of the First Lady of Ekiti State, Erelu Bisi Fayemi by protesting students of Federal University, Oye Ekiti(FUOYE) on Tuesday, the authorities of the Federal University has closed down the indefinitely.

In a statement signed by the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Kayode Soremekun on Wednesday, the management also proscribed the students’ union government in the institution, henceforth.

Students of the university had on Tuesday held a violent protest to demand for the restoration of electricity to the two campuses in Oye and Ikole, where on the convoy of the First lady, who was on a local government tour were destroyed and many sustained bodily injuries in the process.

He said, “We hereby announce the immediate and indefinite closure of the university to forestall further breakdown of law and order.

“In the same vein, the students’ union of the institution is disbanded indefinitely.

“Following this closure, the students population are hereby ordered to vacate the university premises no later than 10 am tomorrow 11th September .

“Further developments will be communicated in due course”.

The Government of Ekiti State in a statement by the Information Commissioner, Mr. Muyiwa Olumilua, confirmed the attack on Mrs Fayemi.

Olumilua acknowledged that the protest might have started as a peaceful one, adding that there was an escalation to violence, possibly due to infiltration by hoodlums.

“The convoy of the of the was attacked with several vehicles vandalised, leaving many people, including journalists, with varying degrees of injuries.

“While not denying the students the right to express their grievances on any issue, it is expected that such be done without resulting to violence.

“As a responsible government, it is on record that the State Government has been engaging the electricity company (BEDC) on how to improve the power situation in parts of the State, long before this unfortunate incident, and to continue to engage them on the of their service delivery to Ekiti State.

“The general public is hereby advised to go about their normal activities as the situation is now under control”, he said.

However, some journalists ; Folorunso Adebiyi of Federal Radio Corporation of , Olasunkami Ogunmuko of CORE , Raphael Ogbonnaiye of Daily Trust, Ayodele Afolabi of The Guardian, Adedayo Oladele of New Nigerian and other journalists on the first lady’s entourage narrowly escaped being killed during the attacks while some sustained varying degrees of injuries.

The Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Ekiti chapter, Rotimi Ojomoyela, condemned the calculated attacks on his members, urging security agencies to fish out the perpetrators.

Recounting how the incident happened, a journalist with Core Television station in , Sunkanmi Ogunmuko, said Mrs Fayemi was already conducting the empowerment programme at the civic centre in Oye Ekiti when the incident occurred.

Ogunmuko said they came in their hundreds from both Oye and Ikole campuses and started destroying vehicles with sticks and other dangerous weapons. They destroyed over ten cars in the convoy and wounded journalists and other participants.

“It was the security details around the first lady that alerted the entourage about the happening. They were the ones who summoned courage to remove all the bonfires and mounted road blockades before the first lady was frisked out of the beleaguered scene.

“Most of the journalists were wounded with the aid of sticks , bottles and sticks thrown by the protesting 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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NIN: JAMB speaks on sale of forms, reveals how to get UTME PIN, profile code, others

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says the date for the sales of its registration documents for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) still stands, despite the suspension of the NIN.

The Board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, who disclosed this in an interview with News Agency of (NAN) on Sunday, said that the process for the acquisition of the PIN remained the same.

He said aside the now suspended use of National Identification Number (NIN) by the board’s management, all other process remain the same.

He emphasised that candidates desirous to sit for the examination should send their surname, first and middle names in that order to 55019 for their UTME PIN and profile code.

He said portal for the registration was expected to be activated on Monday, Jan. 13, the day for the commencement of the sales of the documents.

“Candidates are advised to use one unique telephone number that will be tied to him or her. Those who have also registered for the examination before now should still use the same telephone number to get their UTME PIN.

“We are looking forward to a seamless registration exercise as all logistics to ensure its success have been fully deployed to the various registration centres.

“We will stick to the registration window or calendar as agreed by other examination bodies because they equally have their own examination schedules and will not want a clash.

“To this end, therefore, we also want to implore candidates for Directed Entry to commence the process same day as those for the UTME, as it will close the same day,” he said.

Meanwhile, Benjamin stated that it has come to the notice of the board that a large number of candidates who had been offered admission for the UTME were yet to accept it.

“We also discovered that some candidates are mistaking such acceptance as being the one put in place by their universities of choice.

“We want to make it clear that clicking ‘accept’ on JAMB’s portal does not attract any fee.

“It is free. Just go to profile on the admission menu and click ‘accept’ and then go ahead to print your admission letter.

“We therefore call on all candidates that have been offered these admissions to do the needful as we round off the process for the 2019 admission on Feb. 17,” he said.

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2020 UTME: Reactions trail suspension of NIN requirement by JAMB

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Some candidates from Badagry who were preparing for the forthcoming 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) expressed joy on Saturday as JAMB suspended the National Identification Number ( NIN) registration.

They told the News Agency of (NAN) in separate interviews that it was a welcome development.

Mr Felix Godonu, a parent said that the suspension was prompt and a welcome development.

“This will save the time during which students queue for the collection of NIN which has also given room for extortion from the students.

“The stress that the students have been going through in the last few months is uncalled for.

“The Federal Government should decentralise the registration process by using banks, tertiary institutions and online registration method.

“Our association had to support some students with transportation fares before they could travel to Ogun to register for NIN.

“It is high time for our government to have an up-to-date database; these students had written examinations conducted by WAEC, NECO and GCE in the past.

“Even, the JAMB registration process is enough for the government to generate NIN for their intending candidates,” he said.

Godonu urged JAMB to use the period between now and when the next candidates would be registering for UTME to find a lasting solution to NIN registration.

According to him, this will save the students and their parents the stress they had gone through in recent weeks because some of the children’s health cannot withstand such.

Mrs Tonia Kalu, a Deputy Director, National Population Commission (NPC), commended the Federal Government for its current action.

“When government is ready, they should make available adequate equipment to match the teeming population of students seeking admission into the country’s universities,” she said.

Mrs Sewede Pot-Balogun, a parent and the Coordinator, Badagry Women Development Forum, commended the Federal Government for suspending the exercise.

“I always feel sad every morning while passing through the NIMC office in Badagry and seeing our youths on endless queue waiting for NIN registration.

“Most of the periods they would have used to study were being wasted on the exercise. Some of our children have not been able to get it done in the past one month.

“Touts had hijacked the exercise thus extorting money from our children. This is bad and we are grateful that the pain has ended for the main time,” she said.

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