Tuesday, May 21, 2024
More

    Latest Posts

    Tinubu appoints governing board members for 111 tertiary institutions

    President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointments of at least 555 persons to serve as Pro-chancellors/Chairmen and members of Governing Boards of 111 federal...

    Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger form new confederation after exiting ECOWAS

    Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger have finalised plans to form a new confederation, the Confederation of the Alliance of Sahel States, marking a geopolitical...

    Emefiele trial: How I paid $600,000 bribe to ex-CBN staff for contract, witness tells court

    A contractor with the Central Bank of Nigeria, Victor Onyejiuwa, on Friday, told the Lagos State Special Offences Court in Ikeja that he had...

    I’ll support Obi in 2027 if PDP decides – Atiku

    The 2023 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has said that if in 2027, the party decides that it is the...

    Ogun Poly shut over security concerns

    Authorities of the Gateway (ICT) Polytechnic, Saapade, Ogun State have shut the institution following the worsening security challenges around the polytechnic.

    The institution also indefinitely put on hold the ongoing semester examination until “the security situation improves.”

    The Nation gathered the school was shut on Wednesday as students’ battle with robbery and rape cases around their residences took a frightening dimension in the last few weeks.

    The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) had threatened showdown with the Government over abduction and robbing of students in some institutions in the state.

    Chairman of the association, Kehinde Simeon, had while speaking with reporters on Tuesday, cited Gateway (ICT) Polytechnic, Sapaade and Igbesa as examples where students grapple with fears of kidnapping and robbery.

    He asked the government to address the challenges within seven days or risk mass action.

    The Acting Registrar of the Gateway Polytechnic, Saapade, J O Popoola, ordered students to proceed on mid -semester break immediately until the security situation improves.

    The internal memo dated April 28, reads: “In line with the decision of the management, all students are to proceed on mid semester break with effect from the close of work on Wednesday, 28th of April, 2021.

    “This is due to the security challenges around the students residences. Please note that the ongoing examination shall continue immediately the security situation improves.

    “Meanwhile, all students should vacate their residences and go home. Any student that stays behind does so at his or her own risk.

    “This is for your information and strict compliance.”

    It was learnt two members of local vigilance group have been arrested in connection with the growing security challenges around the institution with some of them allegedly detained at the Police Command Headquarters, Eleweran.

    But Ogun police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the security situation in the area has not “degenerated to level of asking the students to go home.”

    He told The Nation: “They might ask them to go home for any other reason.

    “We are yet to be informed about that. And I believe that if there is anything like security threat, they suppose to confirm with the police then we all look at it and see how the security architecture of that place looks like.

    “The Commissioner of Police is always ready to entertain complaints from anybody. Not only that he will entertain the complaints, he will take urgent steps to nip such situation in the bud.”

    Asked if was aware of any insecurity in the area, Oyeyemi said: “I’m not aware unless I find out from the DPO in that area. I don’t think we have a very serious security threat in that place.”

    Latest Posts

    Tinubu appoints governing board members for 111 tertiary institutions

    President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointments of at least 555 persons to serve as Pro-chancellors/Chairmen and members of Governing Boards of 111 federal...

    Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger form new confederation after exiting ECOWAS

    Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger have finalised plans to form a new confederation, the Confederation of the Alliance of Sahel States, marking a geopolitical...

    Emefiele trial: How I paid $600,000 bribe to ex-CBN staff for contract, witness tells court

    A contractor with the Central Bank of Nigeria, Victor Onyejiuwa, on Friday, told the Lagos State Special Offences Court in Ikeja that he had...

    I’ll support Obi in 2027 if PDP decides – Atiku

    The 2023 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has said that if in 2027, the party decides that it is the...

    Don't Miss

    I can marry someone my parents don’t accept – Singer Nasboi

    Singer Nasboi has revealed that he does not need his parents' approval before marrying a woman he loves. In a recent interview with Tacha on...

    Kogi PDP crisis deepens as 13 chairmanship aspirants reject consensus candidate

    The crisis rocking the Kogi State Chapter of the People’s Democratic Party has reached a high point as 13 chairmanship aspirants on Tuesday rejected...

    Fans left concerned after Skales posted a video of his face covered in blood

    Fans and followers of Nigerian singer Skales have been left in a state of worry and concern after he posted a video of his...

    Ikeja DisCo slashes Band A tariff to N206.80/kwh

    The Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company has slashed the tariff payable by its Band A customers to N206.80 per kilowatt-hour from the N225/kWh approved by...

    Niger forces arrest Nigerian bandit kingpin, Kachallah Mai Daji

    In the fight against cross-border banditry, the Niger Armed Forces have apprehended a notorious Nigerian bandit kingpin known as Kachallah Mai Daji near the...

    Stay in touch

    To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.