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UNIOSUN Student Union Competes For Vice-Chancellor Award



UNIOSUN Student Union Competes For Vice-Chancellor Award

…Ikire Campus Wins Debate, Osogbo Campus Emerges First In Quiz Competition

AS part of the efforts of the student union to unite the students and to ensure they remain focused on their studies, the Osun State University Students’ Union (OSUSU) has organized its grand finale of the maiden edition of the Vice-Chancellor Inter-Campus Debate and Quiz competition .

The event held on August 3,2021 at the Olagunsoye Oyinlola Auditorium of the University’s Main Campus in Osogbo.

The programme which had dignitaries from all walks of life in attendance as well as the students of the university started with an intra-campus debate and quiz competition at the auditorium of each of the six campuses of the university on the 8th of July, 2021 to select the representatives of each campus for the grand finale.

A statement by the University Public Relation Officer, Ademola Adesoji stated that the President of OSUSU, Comrade Muideen Olanrewaju, popularly known as Ajitech and other executives of the union organized the competition to further unite, promote better performances, boost the student’s talents, skills and inculcate the qualities of sportsmanship spirit, teamwork and cooperation.

The vice-chancellor who officially opened the event applauded the Students’ Union executives for actively engaging the management when airing grievances of students instead of employing unorthodox methods to pass their message across. He further charged them to continue being accountable to the students they represent.

The competition began with the debate section after modalities had been laid down by the panellists and the debaters from each of the campuses took turns to do justice to the topic, “The relevance of your field to the sustainable development of the nation.” They tried to convince the panellists why they should be adjudged the winner of the debate section through their arguments.

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Shortly after the debate, they rolled into the quiz section where contestants took turns to answer questions from three distinct areas: General knowledge, university-related questions and brain teaser. Upon the completion of the debate and quiz sections, the three-man panel which comprised Dr Mrs Adenike Mopa Egbuna, a lecturer in the department of behavioural studies at Redeemers University; Comrade Kehinde Ayantunji, Special Adviser to the Governor on Student Matters and Social Mobilisation; and Mr Nasri Adekunle Samuel, Director and Founder of Christ the Rock Educational Institute noted key areas where the debate contestants excelled and advised on areas that could be improved on.

The result for the quiz competition was announced and Adesemoye Oluwaseyi from the College of Health Sciences, Osogbo campus was crowned the winner while Oladejo Oluwatoyin Lateefah from the College of Humanities, Ikire Campus was declared the winner of the debate section.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration and Development, Professor Adefemi Bello presented certificates of participation to each of the contestants: Babalola Great Ayomide, Salau Tioluwani, Ogunkola Salvation Oluwatobiloba, Fagbolagun Victor Ololade, Busari Adeola Ibitola, Mukaila Nurudeen Okikiola, Adediran Fawaz Ayomide, Adesina Abdulhameed, Oyediran Joshua Boluwatife, and Ayeni Adefolake Rebecca.

Amidst ovation from the excited crowd, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Labode Popoola presented awards to the winners of the debate and quiz competition: Adesemoye Oluwaseyi and Oladejo Oluwatoyin Lateefah.

The student union under the leadership of Comrade Muideen Olanrewaju later presented an award of excellence to the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Labode Popoola, who in his address while receiving the award expressed his appreciation and commitment to support the yearly programme even after the expiration of his tenure.


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Son of Governor’s Aide, Others Sentenced For Circulating Nude Video



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For circulating a 18-second nude video, Aminu Hayatau Tafida, a son of the Special Adviser on Social Investments to Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State, and two others have been sentenced to four years and six-month imprisonment.

Those sentenced alongside Aminu are Umar Abubakar and Masaud Abubakar Gidado.

The trio were handed an option of N400,000 fine each, including compensation in the case that has suffered several adjournments.

Delivering judgement on Tuesday, Chief Magistrate Shu’aibu Ahmad of the Magistrate’s Court sitting in Sokoto, said the prosecuting counsel had proved his case beyond any reasonable doubts and as such, the three accused persons were convicted for the very offences put forward before them.

While citing Section 209 ACJN of Sokoto 2019, Shu’aibu, however, gave opportunity to counsel to the defendants to make any other submission before reading his sentences.

On the strength of that, counsel to all the defendants separately but unanimously said they did not intend to call any other witness. They, however, pleaded that justice should be tempered with mercy on grounds that all the defendants were youths who had the future before them and first-time offenders; hence the need to consider option of fine as well.

“We are appealing to this honorable court to show leniency in its sentence, more so that they have all shown remorsefulness over their actions. We are, therefore, appealing that other options should also be considered as sentencing convicts is no longer a fashion this time around.

“If in case this court so wishes to sentence them, the court should be liberal taking into cognisance the economic hardship being faced this time around, we so appeal,” they stated.

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In his sentence, the presiding magistrate, Shuaibu Ahmad, said he had taken into consideration the fact that the defendants were first-time offenders, and that he would therefore be lenient but give maximum sentence.

Shu’aibu said, for the offences of indecent act which go contrary to Section 171 of Sokoto State Penal Code, the defendants are sentenced to pay a fine of N200,000 each ,whose default will lead to two-year imprisonment.

He said for the offence of sharing and sale of obscene book, the defendants are sentenced to pay 50,000 each, for whose default will lead to two- year imprisonment.

Shu’aibu further said that, for the offence of abatement, Section 48 of the Sokoto Penal Code provides N50,000 naira or conviction for six months in the case of default.

Shu’aibu also said that each of the defendants would pay N100,000 compensation to the complainant.

Reacting to the development, both the prosecutor, ASP Simon Sule; and the complainant said they were satisfied with the judgment, and, according to them, the pronouncements will serve as a deterrent to others.


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Police Arrest Two Men For Killing Girl For Money Ritual



Police Arrest Two Men For Killing Girl For Money Ritual

The Kwara State police command has arrested two men for the alleged murder of a girl for money ritual purposes.

They are Femi Adeniji (m) of Amuyo area, Offa and Shittu Abdul Malik Wale of Imam compound, Offa, all in Offa Local Government Area of Kwara State.

One other suspect connected with the gory incident is reportedly still at large.

The spokesman of the state police command, Mr Okasanmi Ajayi, in Ilorin on Monday alleged that the two suspects allegedly murdered one Rianat Yusuf, (f) of Amuyo area, Offa, Offa Local Government Area of the state and cut off her head and two hands.

He said the incident occurred on 14/09/2021, at about 1200 hours, when Rianat Yusuf left her home on an errand to buy ‘kulikuli’ which was to be used to drink Garri (cassava flake) and had not been seen since then.

“A case of a missing person was reported at the Offa Divisional Police Headquarters by her father, one Yusuf Taofeek of Amuyo area, Offa.”

The command’s spokesman said an “investigation led to the discovery of a headless body of a young lady with her two hands missing at an uncompleted building at Amuyo area, Offa, which was later identified by the father to be that of his missing child.”

He said investigations led to the arrest of one Femi Adeniji of the same area, who confessed to be in possession of the head and hands of the deceased.

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Femi Adeniji, further confessed that he had sold one of the hands to his accomplice who is presently at large for the sum of N20,000.

Another suspect, Shittu Abdul Malik Wale, of Imam compound, Offa, also confessed to have used the second hand of the deceased for money-making soap.

Okasanmi said the suspects would be charged to court after the completion of the ongoing investigation.

The command expressed grave concern over rising incidents of ritual murders among the youths.

It called the attention of parents and guardians to the development, warning criminal elements to vacate Kwara State or risk arrest, prosecution and accommodation in the correctional facilities.

The state Police Commissioner, Amienbo Tuesday Assayomo, advised the youth to shun the desire for quick and easy money, saying there is no alternative to hard work.


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Policeman Whose Stray Bullet Killed Girl Facing Orderly Room Trial – CP



Policeman Whose Stray Bullet Killed Girl Facing Orderly Room Trial - CP

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu has confirmed that the policeman whose stray bullet killed a girl is undergoing an orderly room trial for justice to be done.

Odumosu spoke on Monday when he paid a condolence visit to the family of the late Monsurat Ojuade.

The 18-year-old admission seeker died after she was hit by a stray bullet at Ijesha on September 11.

The bullet was fired by one of the policemen from the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, who went on an operation to arrest a robbery suspect.

Odumosu was accompanied by members of the command’s management team and other senior officers.

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The CP, on behalf of the Inspector-General of Police, Alkali Usman and Force personnel in Lagos, commiserated with Monsurat’s relatives and friends.

The commissioner expressed regret over the incident and prayed for the repose of the departed soul.He announced the name of the culprit as Sgt. Samuel Phillips.


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