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Lecturer arrested for allegedly demanding ‘sex for admission’

Dr. Mohammed Yau Baire, a former lecturer in the Department of Information Technology, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, has been accused of demanding sex from a married woman, Hajiya Halimat Abubakar Bashiru, before she could gain admission into the university, Blueprint reports.

Narrating her experience to newsmen in Tudun Wada, Hajiya Bashiru said: “The whole episode began when I went to look for admission at the Nasarawa State University, Keffi.

After my husband introduced me to one of his brothers at the university, he asked me about the course I wanted to study and I told him computer science, after which he requested for my phone number for easy communication.

But after that, Dr. Baire started calling me saying that he is interested in having me as a lover. Before I told my husband, he asked me out and I told him to meet me at my house so if he has anything to tell me, he can say it before my husband, but he insisted that we should meet.”

In his reaction, Baire said he regretted his action, adding that it was the handwork of the devil. “Actually, I approached her that I wanted to be in love with her despite the fact that she is married to a prominent person that I know.

I told her that all I needed was for her to succumb to me and then she will have the admission at the university,” he said. Baire has since been handed over to the Goshen Police Station in Karu, Nasarawa state.

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NASPOLY Students Protest Over Non-Accreditation Of Courses, Extortion

NASPOLY Students – The students of Nasarawa State Polytechnic, Lafia, on Wednesday protested over non-accreditation of all courses taught in the institution.

The students, who blocked Lafia/Akwanga highway, carried placards with different inscriptions such as; “no course is accredited”, “we are tired of stories”, “our certificate is not recognized”, among others.

Umar Abdullahi, who led the protest, said the management had been charging each person N2,000 accreditation since 2013.

He explained that all courses in the institution had lost their accreditation since 2013 and the government and the management were not making any efforts to remedy the situation.

“Those who graduated from the institution find it difficult to get admission or employment because the certificate is not recognised,” he said.

It was gathered it took the intervention of Abdullahi Agwai, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education and security personnel to calm the protesters.

The permanent secretary assured the students that the government would do everything possible to address the issue of accreditation of courses in the institution.

He government would investigate and get to the root of the matter for prompt action.

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Nasarawa Poly graduates 23,000 to be ‘self reliant’ – AG Rector

Alhaji Abdullahi Alhassan, acting Rector, Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa, Nasarawa State, on Wednesday said the institution was giving priority attention to the training of its students to create job opportunities for self-reliance

Mr Alhassan stated this at a news conference for the Combined 9th Convocation Ceremony of the institution scheduled to hold on June, 30, at Ta’al Sports Complex in Nasarawa.

He emphasised that the polytechnic was poised toward effective production and convocation of quality students in different fields of academic enterprise, to make its graduates relevant, self-sustaining and employers of labour.

According to him, a total of 23,128 graduates will be awarded Higher National Diploma (HND), National Diploma (ND) and Polytechnic Diploma (PD), at the convocation ceremony.

“ Among these, 270 graduated with distinction; 4,882 with Upper credit; 12,304 with lower credit and 5, 672 with a pass,“ he said.

The rector said that the institution had been producing best polytechnic graduates in the country since its inception in 1983, adding that the product of the institution were contributing immensely to the economic development of the country.

He said the institution would continue to train people to acquire technical and vocation skills needed for the economic and social development of Nigeria in the fields of Agriculture, industry and commerce.

“ The Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa, is today among the top ranking polytechnics in Nigeria.

“ This is factual because of the availability of astute and intellectual human resources as well as the quality of graduates and undergraduates and research breakthrough recorded by the institution over the years.

“ Our focus since establishment has been toward achieving the polytechnic objective and also tailored toward our mission of moulding students to become disciplined, skilled and innovative for self-actualisation and national development.“

Mr Alhassan, therefore, expressed determination of his administration to further develop the institution by sustaining, consolidation of infrastructure and human capital development.

This, according to him, will guarantee the provision of enabling an environment for research, teaching and learning and ensure full accreditation of all programmes being run by the institution.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that four distinguished Nigerians who have excelled in their various fields of endeavour will be conferred with the Fellowship of the Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa, (FFPN).

The awards recipients are Gov. Tanko Al-Makura, Alhaji Buba Ahmed, former Minister of Sports, High Chief Ikechi Emenike, a philanthropist and Sen. Abubakar Sodangi.