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AKWA IBOM GOVT SETS UP FIVE MAN PANEL ON EXPELLED STATE VARSITY STUDENT

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Following reports of the expulsion of a student, Iniobong Ekpo by the management of the Akwa Ibom State University, over gross misconduct and insuburdination, Governor Udom Emmanuel may have concluded plans to set up a committee to study the case and report back to him immediately.

The Governor, according to inside sources, was apparently unaware of the boy’s offence as well as the reported expulsion, since he had not previously received brief on the matter.

He is said to have directed that a five member committee to be headed by the Commissioner for Education, Mrs Idongesit Etiebet, be set up to study the matter and get him briefed immediately.

“Governor Emmanuel who is renowned for always ignoring series of campaigns of calumny and media attacks against him, since assumption of office in 2015, only heard of this incident of attack against him by the said Iniobong on the media today”, a source told our reporter.

The student, Iniobong Ekpo, was in his final year at the Department of Agricultural Engineering when he was expelled for publishing a “derogatory and defamatory article” in 2019 on Facebook against the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel.

He was first suspended indefinitely from studies before his expulsion two months ago.

Mr Ekpo used a pseudonym, Afrosix Jaara, to write the article in which he called Governor Emmanuel a con artiste who engaged in scamming and deceiving students.

The university, in the expulsion letter, said Mr Ekpo’s article was a “breach” of the matriculation oath and a violation of the university rules and regulations enshrined in the Student Information Handbook.

According to the rules enshrined in the university handbook, on Page 85 (Article XV) the expelled student infringed on the cyber offences of the university, one of which reads, “unauthorized use of the University’s name, logo, anthem, etc in a manner that will bring the University to disrepute;

While another of the offences listed on Page 86 says, “posting insulting /abusive messages against lecturers, the university or any of its officers/agents, other staff or fellow students either in print or on social media. Penalty shall be rustication or expulsion based on the gravity of the offence.

Another code breached by the said Iniobong Ekpo, could be traceable to Page 85 of the handbook which says, “any student found guilty of any act of insuburdination towards constituted authority shall be rusticated from the university for a period of time or may be expelled.”

But Mr Ekpo, through a letter written to the university by his lawyer, Inibehe Effiong, said the university authorities did not give him fair hearing.

He claimed he was never invited to appear before a disciplinary committee before his suspension.

Apart from challenging his expulsion, the student is demanding N20 million from the university as “general damages and gross breach of his fundamental rights.”

However it would not be the first time a student is found culpable by the university over cyber related offences.

The institution had suspended “indefinitely” a female student from the school for allegedly calling the university vice chancellor ‘foolish’ on Facebook.

The student, Joy Nkanang, was in her second year in the department of performing arts before her suspension on May 9, 2019.

She was however reabsorbed after showing sufficient remorse, a clear departure from Iniobong Ekpo, who despite breaching his matriculation oath, is still displaying arrogance and insuburdination.

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Be Prepared To Pay Ransom – NYSC Handbook Advises Corpers (Photo)

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In a shocking addition to the terrible things plaguing Nigeria of recent, the NYSC in a new handbook claimed to have been released to new corpers seems to be forewarning the corp members on the possibility of being kidnapped and they even went further to advise them to always be in touch with a relative who could pay ransom in the event of any kidnap while traveling.

“When traveling in high-risk roads such as Abuja -Kaduna, Abuja – Lokoja – Okene or Aba – Port-Harcourt roads, then alert your family members, friends, and colleagues, to have someone on hand to pay off the ransom that could be demanded.”

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How they used the words ” pay off ” as if to suggest it’s some type of debt being owed is shocking to this reporter.

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Remember My Heart When My Body Is Gone’ – Level 400 Student Dies Leaving Behind Mysterious Message

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Final year students of the University of Ghana have been thrown into a state of shock and mourning as one of their mates has mysteriously died .
A level 400 student of Legon identified as Daniel Anane Wadie has passed on after leaving a mysterious message.

According to reports, the deceased, Daniel Anane Wadie wrote on his Whatapp status,“When my body is gone, remember my heart”before his sudden demise.

It is unknown what exactly led to his death but the report says he died at the Legon Hospital when he was seeking medical care.

Legon Hyper1 who goes by the name @Elormdeezy on Twitter reported about the sad incident on the micro-blogging site whilst some colleagues of him confirmed the report.

It is believed that Daniel Anane Wadie died on September 9th, 2021, a day before his final exams.

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A’IBOM GOVT, NYSC DG MOURN NYSC MEMBERS WHO DIED IN AUTOCRASH

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Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel has commiserated with the families of prospective National Youth Service Corps members from the state who died Wednesday in a car accident on their way to Orientation Camp in Katsina State.

Governor Emmanuel made this known while receiving the Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim who was on a condolence visit to him, Thursday, at Government House, Uyo.

The Governor who expressed grief over the death of the Corps members in the auto crash noted that it is painful to lose a child after investing much in raising them educationally and otherwise.

“We received with heavy heart the news of the ghastly accident claiming the lives of our young graduates and I could feel the pains as a father because not after you have finished sponsoring your child from primary through secondary school to University and then on his way to NYSC camp this happened.

” It is a very sad moment and a black Wednesday, well we can’t question God when things like this happen, it’s God that knows everything and He’s in control of everything but our heartfelt condolences will always and ever go out to the parents and the families of those corps members. Our prayers will always go to these our beloved sons and daughters who have lost their lives”, he stated.

The Governor announced his intention to lead members of the State Executive Council on a condolence visit to the bereaved families and directed the Commissioner for Youth And Sports, Sir Monday Uko to trace the affected families for a scheduled visit and prayed God to avert such a mishap in the state.

“I pray may it never happen again, we pray for the families of these young sons and daughters of ours, that God will visit them and God will always be there for them because that’s what will make a difference, no word of man, no sympathy of man can ever fill that gap”, he said.

The Governor thanked the DG, NYSC, Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim for his prompt reaction to the incidence and condolence visit to the state and families of the Corps members, describing him as a good shepherd who has demonstrated love and concern over the wellbeing of the Corps members in the Country.

The Governor vowed to clamp down on transport agencies conveying Corps members at night to long distances, lamenting that such sad occurrence would have been avoided if the transport agency did not embark on the risky journey.

In his remarks, Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Brig. Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim described the incident as a sad moment for NYSC community and the affected families , praying God to console Akwa Ibom State and the families who lost their wards on their way to the Camp.

‘It is a very sad day for us, I refer to it as black Wednesday, we commence our batch ‘B’ stream one orientation exercise on the 27th of this month and just yesterday we got a call on what happened and the entire NYSC family and the people of the state are completely devastated. On behalf of the NYSC management and Corps members please accept our heartfelt condolences”.

The deceased Corps members include, Upere Innocent Peter and Akpan Victor Joseph; graduates of Mass Communication, Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic; Asuquo Miracle Effiong, graduate of Psychology; Ekikoh Stella Sylvester, graduate of Sociology and Anthropology and Ezuruike Coleman Chikwado graduate of History And International Studies all of the University of Uyo.

Media Unit
Govt. House, Uyo
29/07/21

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