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ASUU To FG, Is Wrong Appointing Non Degree Holders To Board Of Governing Council Of Universities.



The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said it is completely wrong for the Federal Government to appoint somebody who is not a first degree holder into the governing councils of any federal university.
The President of ASUU, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke made this position known in an interview with Nigerian Tribune.
He added that the same rule is applicable to various state governments regarding their respective universities.
According to him, the agreement between the Federal Government and ASUU is that any person to be appointed into governing councils of any federal university must qualify as a member of congregation of that university, adding that he must be a holder of at least a first degree.
He explained that it is difficult for somebody to effectively superintend over a system he or she does not have a taste of as a student, let alone understand such system.
He said ASUU completely disagreed on the use of political considerations and party affiliation to appoint people into what he called sensitive position such as governing councils of universities.
He said the union observed that many of the appointees were usually either past political office-holders or party loyalists.
(Nigerian Tribune)

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Lasu, Has A New VC As Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu Approves The Appointment Of Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello. i



Lagos State Governor Mr. Babajide Olusola-Sanwo-Olu has approved the appointment of Professor Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello as the 9th substantive Vice-Chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU).

A statement signed by the Commissioner of Information & Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, Professor Olatunji-Bello was appointed following recommendation by the Joint Committee of Council and Senate of LASU in accordance with the LASU Law, Cap 169 Vol 7, Laws of Lagos State.

She was the First Professor of Physiology in LASU College of Medicine on the 2nd of October 2007 after rising through the ranks from Assistant Lecturer (1988 to 1991) to Associate Professor in 2005 at the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Idi-Araba.

In 2012, Mrs. Olatunji-Bello attended the Course 34 of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, the highest policy advisory body of the Federal Government, as a nominee of the National Universities Commission.

A member of the National Institute (mni), Mrs. Olatunji-Bello holds a Fellowship Award of the Physiological Society of Nigeria and was also appointed a Fellow of the Environmental Toxicology and Pollution Mitigation in the year 2019.

Prof. Olatunji-Bello as well as two other candidates, Professor Omotayo R. Awofolu and Professor Senapon Bakare, were recommended for the position in order of ranking respectively.

The process of selecting a substantive Vice-Chancellor for LASU commenced with advertisements for the vacant position in three National dailies on Friday, July 30th and Friday 13th August, 2021 respectively.

The tenure of the 8th substantive Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Olanrewaju Adigun Fagbohun, lapsed on January 11, 2021.

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Tragedy, Girl 14 Kills Classmate In A Fight.



Zambia police has detained a 14 year old girl for allegedly killing a male classmate during a fight.

The deceased boy is also aged 14 of Kasompe Township.

The incident happened yesterday when the two pupils picked up a fight after classes.

Copperbelt Police Deputy Commissioner Chrispin Chambwa has confirmed the death of the juvenile in a telephone interview.

Mr. Chambwa said the deceased is alleged to have been hit, leading to him falling on the ground and was pronounced dead upon arrival at Nchanga Hospital.

He said the incident is very unfortunate, adding that investigations have been launched to establish what exactly could have had happened.

Mr. Chambwa stated that the body of the deceased is in the mortuary while the suspect is currently held by police as investigations continue in the matter.

The identities of both the suspect and deceased have been withheld as investigations in the matter continue.

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Just In, Lagos State House Of Assembly Passes Bills On VAT And Open Grazing



The Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday passed bills of the State’s Value Added Tax (VAT), with Speaker Mudashiru Obasa directing the Acting Clerk of the House, Mr. Olalekan Onafeko, to transmit a clean copy to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for assent.

The House assembly also passed the bill that prohibits open cattle grazing in the state.

The bills were passed after unanimous votes by the lawmakers at the sitting after it was read thrice.

Just as the bills were passed, the Speaker Obasa commended his colleagues for their passion to see that the state continues to grow.

“I Thank you all for this historic exercise,” Obasa said.

Recall that the House held separate public hearings on the bills on Wednesday with stakeholders expressing support.

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