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UI VC confirms that ‘lecturer who committed suicide’ registered for PhD 22 years ago

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Idowu Olayinka, vice chancellor of the University of Ibadan (UI), says it is not completely true that Aminu Zubairu spent 22 years pursuing a doctorate degree and still did not get one before his death.

It was earlier reported that Zubairu, a lecturer in the department of mathematics at the university, committed suicide.

One of the persons who spoke said the brilliant lecturer took his own life out of depression and frustration, having spent 22 years attempting to get a PhD.

On Wednesday, however, the university’s vice chancellor did confirm that Zubairu registered for a PhD 22 years ago, but he added that the deceased only registered for the first three sessions.

“It is not completely true that Mr. Aminu Othman Zubairu spent 22 years on his PhD programme. I have checked his personal file at the Postgraduate College,” the VC was quoted to have said.

“What we have been able to establish thus far is that he only registered for the first three academic sessions. In effect, his original registration would have lapsed technically nearly 19 years ago.

“Many candidates in that category do apply to reactivate their studentship. The impression being created, rather erroneously, is that the late colleague had been on his PhD for 22 years.

“The information at our disposal is to the contrary. At a time the issue of his voluntary resignation of employment was brought to my notice, I invited him to my office and we had fruitful discussions but the initiative did not yield any salutary outcome. 

“In view of the wide negative publicity that this unfortunate incident has generated, and the embarrassment caused the University more so when most commentators have not be availed of the full information before drawing conclusions.

Sunday Saanu, media assistant to the VC, who released the statement also said the VC is “setting up an investigation panel to interrogate what must have transpired in this case”.

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‘The current method of education is faulty’ – Singer, Simi

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Nigerian singer, Simi has faulted the current educational system being practiced in the country which she believes has killed off lots of talents.

According to her, lots of talents are dying because the country has made many believe that one can only attain success if he or she follows a certain path.  

She tweeted:  I fee like the current method of education is faulty. Ppl have different strengths – but we were raised to believe only certain talents or career paths can bring you success. So we see a lot of potential and ideas dying cos they were born to the right ppl in the wrong climate.

While some quarters feel the teachers are to blame for the decaying educational sector, Simi feels the blame shouldn’t fall solely on them.  So the problem is not just the incompetent teachers.

 It’s sometimes the misplacement of priorities. The inadequacy of the educational system to cater to the diversity of the human kind.  

This is coming in the wake of JAMB approving 160 as cut-off mark for admission into tertiary institutions in Nigeria. The decision was made at a meeting held in Osun State, Southwest Nigeria

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IG live nude: Me and Etinosa planned she will come naked but not to the extent she went – MC Galaxy claims

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On March 15th, Actress and popular Instagram comedian, Etinosa made news after she appeared completely naked on singer MC Galaxy’s lG live video. She received a lot of backlash from Nigerians and at a point, came out to apologise and state that she regrets her action.

In a fresh interview with HIP Tv, MC Galaxy says himself and the comedian planned that she would go naked on his IG live but he did not know she would go to the extent that she did.

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”I think I need to say the whole truth about this live video thing once and for all. The live video thing we planned it. Me and Etinosa actually planned that stuff but I wasn’t happy the way the whole thing turned pout to be on me alone. We planned it but we did not plan she would ”over naked” like that. She over did it when she came on live video”.

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You are a drowning man, stop lying to Nigerians, they are not stupid – Etinosa calls out MC Galaxy over IG live nude video saga

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MC Galaxy in a recent interview admitted that the March 15th Instagram nude video saga with actress and popular Instagram comedian, Etinosa  was a planned work.

Back then, Etinosa made news after she appeared completely naked on MC Galaxy’s lG live video. She received a lot of backlash from Nigerians and at a point, came out to apologise and state that she regrets her action.

She has now reacted to MC Galaxy’s recent claim that it was pre-planned. Etinosa dragged the heck out of MC Galaxy. calling him a ‘drowning man’ and a ‘loser’.

Stop lying to Nigerians. They are not stupid. This is the last I will say on this hurtful issue. It hurts me a lot and you can tell by the harsh stupid way I cursed an innocent child because his father won’t stop throwing it at my face. However, after that happened I tried talking to a real therapist and it really works- I have made significant progress.i am working really hard to be a better person. I no longer feel rage or pain when fans troll me about it.

I laugh. Moving on process isn’t as easy as it sounds on tv. By 9pm on Africa Magic Urban you would see me again looking all perfect and talking perfect too but it’s not as easy as it looks on tv so no one should make it more complicated by adding lies. You can’t try to win Nigerians by lying to them. An effective damage control should avoid lies(MCG you would know this but you are an illiterate surrounded by illiterates) 

I have said my truth. I was caught at an unguarded moment, someone I called my friend recorded me and sent it to blogs. I take full responsibility and am trying to move on. I advice all parties involved including the nude video viewers to move on. Thanks.

See the rest of her reaction below…

You are a drowning man, stop?lying to Nigerians, they are not stupid - Etinosa calls out MC Galaxy over IG live nude video saga
You are a drowning man, stop?lying to Nigerians, they are not stupid - Etinosa calls out MC Galaxy over IG live nude video saga
You are a drowning man, stop?lying to Nigerians, they are not stupid - Etinosa calls out MC Galaxy over IG live nude video saga
You are a drowning man, stop?lying to Nigerians, they are not stupid - Etinosa calls out MC Galaxy over IG live nude video saga
You are a drowning man, stop?lying to Nigerians, they are not stupid - Etinosa calls out MC Galaxy over IG live nude video saga
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