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AAU Ex-VC Osadolor Writes Obaseki, Expresses Appreciation For Appointment



AAU Ex-VC Osadolor Writes Obaseki, Expresses Appreciation For Appointment

Prof. O. B. Osadolor has written a letter of appreciation to Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki for appointing him as Acting Vice Chancellor of the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma (AAU).

In the letter, Osadolor who is the immediate past acting vice-chancellor of AAU thanked the governor for “an opportunity to demonstrate my very remarkable life of service to God and humanity with integrity, wisdom, hardwork, resourcefulness and visionary leadership.”

Osadolor thanked Obaseki “for the opportunity to contribute to the resetting of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma at the time of hopelessness and dismay during the most precarious period of the chequered history of the university. Thank you for the opportunity to serve as acting vice chancellor to show uncommon dedication to the peace, stability, progress and development of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma.”

The letter continued:
“Thank you so much for the opportunity to demonstrate my patriotism and resourcefulness in managing the affairs of Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma when stakeholders expressed fears of the indefinite closure of the university. Thank you for the staff and students who will continue to draw inspiration from the legacies to offer my best to Nigeria and Edo State.

“Thank you so much for the opportunity to introduce my blueprint of the GAINS Project and the SMILES Agenda for Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma. GAINS is acronym for Global Academic and International Networking Strategy to connect Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma to the international academic community and it is anchored on six pillars:
1. Learning Management System and Computer Based Examination;
2. Research for Development
3. Academia-Industry-Government Engagement Forum;
4. Exchange and Linkages;
5. AAUQuality Assurance Model and
6. Establishment of Centres of Excellence in Teaching, Research and Community Outreach.

READ ALSO: No Rift Between Obaseki, AAU Ex-VC – VC’s Aide

“SMILES is the acronym for:
1. Sustainable policy for Ambrose Alli University Strategy Plan, Staff and Student Welfare;
2. Manpower and Human Capital Development;
3. Infrastructure Development;
4. Leadership SWOT for Performance feedback;
5. Environmental Governance Policy for Ambrose Alli University; and
6. Security Reform and Sports Development.
“Thank you so much Your Excellency for making me proud as a distinguished scholar of international repute: Fulbright Scholar, German Academic Exchange Scholar, Laureate of the Governance Institute of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa – CODESRIA.
“Thank you so much. In all, to God be the glory.”


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BREAKING:Chicago State University Unable To Grant One Request By Atiku As It Releases Tinubu’s Academic Records



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President Bola Tinubu

The Chicago State University (CSU) was unable to meet one request by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Candidate Atiku Abubakar as it finally released to him the academic records of President Bola Tinubu.

Atiku requested the documents to back his allegation of forgery of CSU certificate against Tinubu. It would mean Tinubu was not qualified to run for the election, which he won, if the allegation is successfully proved against him.

The university, on Monday, presented to Atiku’s legal team, a cache of documents connected to Tinubu’s education at the institution and copies of certificates with redacted names issued to other persons about the same time the Nigerian president finished from the school in 1979.

It also contained Tinubu’s admission records, and a letter dated 27 June 2022 confirming that he attended the university from August 1977 and June 1979 majoring in accounting. The letter said Tinubu was awarded Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with Honours on 22 June 1979.

The District Court in Northern Illinois, had in its judgement delivered on Saturday, given the university up till 12 noon on Monday to deliver the documents to Atiku.

The judge, Nancy Maldonado, gave the other after dismissing Tinubu’s objection in the judgement.

Ms Maldonando dismissed Tinubu’s objection to the 20 September decision of a magistrate judge of the court, Jeffery Gilbert.

The judge fully affirmed Gilbert’s ruling, ordering the CSU to release Tinubu’s academic records as requested by Atiku. She insisted Atiku had the right to have access to the records.

Complying with the court order on Monday, the university produced four sets of documents copies which went viral online on Monday.

In a deposition detailing its compliance with the court order, the university confirmed it was able to grant three of Atiku’s four requests.

Responding to one of the requests it granted, the university said, “after diligent search”. it was able to locate and produce seven different certificates for Bachelor of Science degree it issued in 1979.

Atiku had apparently requested the documents to compare and contrast them with the one presented by Tinubu as his for the 2023 presidential election.

The university also handed to Atiku’s team, documents relating to Tinubu and certified by an official of CSU, Jamar C. Orr, a lawyer.

The university similarly produced, “after diligent search”, copies of three other diploma certificates issued to other students other than Tinubu in 1979.

This was in response to Atiku’s request for “true and correct copies of any diplomas issued by CSU (other than to Tinubu) that contain the same font, seal, signatures, and wording (other than the name of the recipient and the specific degree awarded)”. Atiku sought these documents to compare and contrast them with the one Tinubu claimed to have obtained on or about 22 June 1979.

But the university said it was unable to locate “a copy of the original diploma it prepared for Tinubu in 1979” as requested by Atiku.

This was the kernel of Atiku’s request which is at the heart of the issue he intends to use the documents for in his legal challenge of Tinubu’s victory at the 25 February presidential election.

The university said it “does not in the ordinary course keep copies of student diplomas, and after diligent search cannot locate a copy of the original diploma it prepared for Mr. Tinubu in 1979, hence has no documents responsive to this request.”

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Group Commends Ogun Governorship Election Petition Tribunal’s Verdict



Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun

A Civil Society Organization, Advocacy for Peace and Good Governance, has commended the Ogun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal for its verdict on  the March 18, governorship election in the State.

It would be recalled that the tribunal, on Saturday, unanimously validated the victory of Governor Dapo Abiodun, as it dismissed all the grounds canvassed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Ladi Adebutu in their petitions.

The group stated that the verdict was a victory for democracy and affirmation of the people’s choice.

The group, in a statement signed by it’s National Coordinator, Waheed Sulaimon, on Saturday in Abuja, described the judgement as explicit without any ambiguity, saying it was a true reflection of what happened across Ogun State on March 18, 2023.

The group noted that the tribunal delivered its verdict based on the facts and evidence presented before it, as well as the credibility of the electoral process.

It lauded the judiciary for its impartiality in the ongoing election petition-related cases across the country, adding that Nigerians have always reposed their confidence in that arm of government.

The group, therefore, urged all parties involved to accept the decision of the tribunal and join hands with Governor Dapo Abiodun, to work towards the development of the state.

It also called on all stakeholders in the Ogun State project to rally round the governor to make the Gateway State among the best in Nigeria in terms of economic prosperity, political stability and social cohesion.

The group also lauded Governor Abiodun for his commitment to good governance and efforts at ensuring the security of lives and property, as well as his unwavering political will to speedily develop the state.

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BREAKING: Tribunal Sacks Nasarawa Governor Sule, Declares PDP’s Ombugadu Winner



Nasarawa State Governor Abudullahi Sule

The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal on Monday declared David Ombugadu of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the state’s last election.

This was after the tribunal nullified  the election of Governor Abdullahi Sule of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Delivering the judgment virtually, the Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Ezekiel Ajayi, declared Ombugadu as the lawfully elected governor of Nasarawa State.

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