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Nigerian inventor of anti-cancer drug laments poor research funding

Posted: August 17, 2018 at 5:35 pm   /   Campus, National

A Professor of Pharmacognosy at Obafemi Awolowo University, Joseph Aladesanmi, who invented a new anti-cancer drug, has lamented the poor funding of research as well as the attention given to education in Nigeria. CAMPUS REPORTER gathered that about 5 months ago, Mr Aladesanmi received the patent for ‘acuminatoside’, a new drug against prostate, breast, cervical, […]

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OSUN 2018: SPN candidate blasts Aregbesola over commencement of full salary payment

Posted: August 17, 2018 at 2:59 pm   /   Politics

The Osun 2018 governorship aspirant under the Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), Alfred Adegoke, has condemned the Rauf Aregbesola-led government over the ‘sudden’ payment of full salaries to the state workers. CAMPUS REPORTER reported the commencement of the payment of full salaries to civil servants on Wednesday, after three years of receiving half salaries. Prior […]

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Journalism or public relations?

Posted: August 16, 2018 at 7:26 pm   /   Opinion

What are we saying? What are we writing? If it avoids the critical topics of the society, it’s not journalism. If it is not willing to step on toes, it is public relations. George Orwell said it all by defining it as a profession which prints what others don’t want to be printed. All others […]

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Cultism: OAU students’ committee petition police

Posted: August 15, 2018 at 7:48 pm   /   Campus

The Students’ Union Action Committee of Obafemi Awolowo University has petitioned the Nigeria Police on the release of suspected cultists, who are students of the university, without any public disclosure. In the petition dated 14th of August and signed by the chairman of the committee, Gbenga Oloniniran, it was stated that the Police have to […]

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Srike: Ibadan poly workers get backed by national body

Posted: August 14, 2018 at 4:52 pm   /   Campus

The national body of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Nigerian polytechnics, NASU, has backed the industrial action declared by The Polytechnic, Ibadan, chapter. The solidarity was declared during a meeting held earlier today in Ibadan. The national body also threatened to start a nationwide strike if nothing is done to salvage the situation in Oyo […]

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Ogun Poly SU President allegedly forges signatures to steal N.785 Million

Posted: August 13, 2018 at 10:56 am   /   News

The authorities of Abraham Adesanya Polytechnic, Ogun State, have accused the Students’ Union executives of misappropriating of a sum of N785,000, CAMPUS REPORTER has learnt The SU executives have therefore been asked to refund the said misappropriated fund – though findings revealed only the president perpetrated the fraud now being investigated by the State Security […]

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LAUTECH, Ibadan Poly workers on strike; Oyo Government reacts

Posted: August 9, 2018 at 3:45 pm   /   Campus

The Oyo State Commissioner for Education, Adeniyi Olowofela, has reacted to the agitations of the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) of The Polytechnic, Ibadan. The strike commenced on Wednesday, same day lecturers at the Ldoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, co-owned by Oyo State and Osun State also commenced strike amid semester exams. Adeniyi Olowofela, in […]

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Suspected cultists kill 23-year old man in Ondo

Posted: August 7, 2018 at 10:24 am   /   Campus, Local

23-year-old Felix Olowookere was killed by suspected cultists believed to be students of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, AAUA, Ondo State, on Sunday. Mr Olowokere was killed on the Medoline Road, outside the AAUA campus, several eyewitnesses confirmed to CAMPUS REPORTER. Mosopeoluwa Fayehun, a student of the faculty of law, said the deceased did not give […]

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OAU students held for cultism granted bail by police

Posted: August 6, 2018 at 11:11 am   /   Campus

Students of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, arrested for alleged membership of cultist groups have been released on bail a week after their arrest by the Police. The security unit of OAU handed 12 students to the Police Criminal Investigation Department, in Osogbo last week, so that they would be further investigated and possibly prosecuted in […]

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Nigerian university reinstates activists after court action

Posted: August 5, 2018 at 9:00 am   /   Campus

The Federal University of Technology, Owerri, FUTO, has reinstated nine student activists expelled over a year ago for their involvement in a protest against tuition fees hike. The recall followed legal action taken by the students. The protest took place on 17 February 2017, after which the school expelled the students identified as spearheads. However, […]

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