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Gunmen kill lecturer, student in Lagos school

A student, Razak Bakare, has been allegedly shot dead by gunmen who invaded the Michael Otedola College of Primary Health Education, in the Epe Local Government Area of Lagos State.

Few hours after the undergraduate was killed, a lecturer, Ahmed Saheed, lost his life when yet-to-be-identified armed men allegedly attacked him around Poka town in Epe.

Punch gathered that the attacks which occurred within the space of 48 hours, created panic that affected academic activities on the campus.

A security guard in the institution, who spoke to one of our correspondents on the condition of anonymity, confirmed the incident.

“The student was killed on campus on Wednesday and the lecturer was shot dead on Friday. we have informed the police,” he said.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, has yet to respond to calls made to his mobile number as of the time this report was filed. Punchng


Sex for marks: Lecturers, students form alliance

Amid complaints of sexual harrasment by students of tertiary institutions, a group, Campus Campaign Against Sexual Harassment (C-CASH) was, on Friday, officially flagged off at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN.

Dailypost reports that C-CASH is an organisation of lecturers and students who are passionate to reduce sexual harassment on campus.

In his speech at the historic event, Prof. Charles Igwe, the Vice Chancellor of University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) urged students and staff of the institution to report cases of sexual harassment to the school authorities.

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Igwe said sexual harassment had become a cankerworm which everybody should join hand to eliminate.

“UNN under my watch has zero tolerance for any form of sexual harassment, either on a student or staff.

“My administration abhors any form of sexual harassment, it’s evil and inhuman, everybody should join hand to fight it.

“Please report any student or lecturer who harasses you sexually on campus,” he said.

According to him the management had put measures in place to sanction offenders.

“UNN has created student friendly centre where students can get counseling and share the challenges they are facing in campus,” he said.

The VC, who was represented by Prof. Pat Opoko, the Deputy Vice Chancellor Administration, however, warned students, especially female ones against dressing half naked to classes and lecturers’ offices in order not to attract negative attention to themselves.

Also speaking, Prof. Sabinus Ofoefule the Director of UNN SERVICOM said that the relationship of students and lecturers should have boundary because too much familiarity leads to sexual harassment in most cases.

According to the director, two major effects of sexual harassment were depression and insecurity.

“I advise lecturers and students to ensure that there is a boundary in their relationship.

“A lecturer must know that he/she is a lecturer and the student must know that he/she is a student.

“SERVICOM will always investigative report on sexual harassment as well as try to follow it to a logical conclusion.

“Anyone found guilty will be sanctioned no matter how highly replaced in the university,” he assured.

He, however, cautioned female students to be wary of provocative dressing as it contributes to sexual harassment.

In his remarks, Prof. Anthonia Achike the Director, Gender and Development Policy Centre said that the campaign against sexual harassment did not mean that boys and girls in the university should not engage in good relationship.

“Relationship that have the consent of both is not and will not be sexual harassment.

“Sexual harassment can only occur when there is no consent and when it is obtained by force or intimidation.

“My advice to students, especially female ones is that they should avoid provocative dressing and being in a lonely place with the opposite sex,” she said.

Earlier, Dr. Ikechukwu Erojikwe, the Director of (C-CASH) said that he initiated and developed the project in 2020 with the grant he won from the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

According to him, core objective of C-CASH are to create awareness about institutions like Gender and Development Policy Centre, SERVICOM

and others that have the capacity of investigating and punishing culprits of sexual harassment.

He said the organization would “use artivism and advocacy to drive change on issues of sexual harassment and foster healthy relationships among staff and students.”

The occasion witnessed a music and drama presentation by students, which discouraged sexual harassment and encouraged reporting the case to school authorities. Dailypost


Another final year student of UNN commits suicide

A final-year student of Department of Religion and Culture, University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), Samuel Elias, 25, has allegedly committed suicide by drinking Sniper.

The mother of the deceased, Mrs. Kate Elias, a staff of the university, told the News agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the unfortunate incident happened on Monday June 17, around 5.30p.m. in her house at Justina Eze Street, Nsukka.
Mrs. Elias said she came back from work on that fateful day and discovered that the mood of her first child was bad and he was staggering when he came to collect a bottle of coke from the fridge.

“I followed him immediately to his room and started talking to him but he could not respond and when I looked closely, I discovered that his teeth had tightened up,” she said.
“As I looked around, I saw an empty sniper bottle; at this point I raised alarm and my other children rushed to the room and we tried to give him red oil but his tightened teeth did not allow the oil to enter his mouth.
“We immediately rushed him to Faith Foundation Hospital, Nsukka and were later referred to Bishop Shanahan Hospital, Nsukka, where he eventually died.”

The mother of seven said her son could have died of depression, noting that he had been lamenting of his inability to graduate from UNN because of his final year project which had been holding him.
She said also the son had not been happy how his late father’s family had abandoned them since their father died.
“I know two things he usually complained, his inability to graduate from UNN since 2016 because of the project that he has not finished as his classmates have all gone for their National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).

“Also, how his father’s family in Ihechiowa in Arochukwu Local Government of Abia State abandoned them and their mother since their father died.“Whenever he complained of these things, I usually advised him to trust God who is capable of solving every problem.
“I do not know why he will go to this extent of committing suicide, I have seven children and he was my first child.

“It is still like a dream to me that my first son and first child has died,” she said in tears.
Reacting to this incident, the Head of Department of Religion and Culture in UNN, Tagbo Ugwu, a professor, said somebody called him and told him about the unfortunate incident.
“I received the news with shock and surprise.

“I will find out from his supervisor what is wrong from the project that has stopped him from graduating,” he said.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Office (PPRO), in Enugu State, Ebere Amaraizu, confirmed the incident and said police would investigate the circumstances surrounding the death.

“The police is aware of Samuel Elias death, a final year student of the department of Religion and Culture in UNN who committed suicide on Monday by drinking sniper.
“Police will investigate circumstances surrounding the death,” he said.
It would be recalled that barely five weeks after Chukwuemeka Akachi, a 400-level student of Department of English and Literary Studies in UNN ended his own life after taking a bottle of sniper. (NAN)
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