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Medical Students Of University Of Ibadan Forced Out Of Their Hostels After Protesting Tuition Fee Hike (Photos)

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Medical students of the University of Ibadan have been forcefully evacuated out of their hostel by the management after they peacefully protested what the students described as a massive increase in their school and accommodation fees.

In what has been described as unfortunate and similar to what we reported happened in UNIBEN about 2 weeks ago, the medical students of UNIBADAN have been left homeless and without roofs over their heads when the school management increased the accommodation fee of the students from N14, 000 to N30, 000 for residential halls within the university’s main campus, and N40, 000 for students residing within the premises of University College Teaching Hospital.

The students who were residents in the Medial hall, Alexander Brown Hall, peacefully protested the hike in fees on Thursday only to receive a letter signed by the school management on Saturday ejecting them from the Alexander Brown Hall.

UNIBADAN Medical students forced out of their hostel

UNIBADAN Medical students forced out of their hostel

The COMUI (College of Medicine, University of Ibadan) students who were seen outside the east gate of the University College Hospital UCH formed a guard of honour against the Anti-Crime Patrol that sent to forcefully evict them from their Hall of Residence an ordered by the school management.

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According to reports, a letter signed by the University’s registrar, O.I Olympus, the Academic Board of the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, ordered an immediate eviction of the students and closure of the hall.

The letter reads, “At its meeting of Friday, 06 April 2018, the Academic Board of College of Medicine, University of Ibadan considered the situation report with respect to students’ agitation regarding an upward review of the professional Training/Accommodation Fee as approved by the Senate.”

 

UNIBADAN Medical students forced out of their hostel and they protest

UNIBADAN Medical students forced out of their hostel and they protest

“In view of the security threat that the student action may pose, the Board, therefore, recommended an immediate closure of the Alexander Brown Hall until further notice with a review of the situation in two weeks.”

“Consequently, the vice-chancellor, on behalf of the Senate has approved the recommendation of the Academic Board of the College.”

“Students resident in the Alexander Brown Hall are therefore directed to vacate the hall in or before 12noon of Saturday 7 April 2018”

UNIBADAN Medical students forced out of their hostel

UNIBADAN Medical students forced out of their hostel

As we earlier said, medical students of UNIBEN suffered the same fate as they were forcefully evicted from their hostel when their examination was fast approaching.

 

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Abuja Violence: Wuse 2 Witness Senseless Killings

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Abuja suddenly becomes unsafe as senseless killings are becoming the order of the day.

Gunshots are reportedly been fired in the Federal Capital territory again. This time, Wuse 2, also in Abuja is the location as members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) clash with authorities. The shots are not being fired by the Nigerian Army this time around; the security agency behind the fired shots is the Nigeria Police Force.

Members of the Islamic Movement classified as the Shiites were fired at Zuba and on Monday, shots were fired at these same sects at Nyanya – by the Nigerian Army after claims that the movement aimed at stealing ammunitions and attacked the soldiers. Even though, the public claim that the movement was unarmed peaceful protesters.

Social media users, once again share videos from the scene of the shootings in Wuse 2 warning people to stay off the area.

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Abuja Violence: Nigerians React To Senseless Killings

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Abuja suffers violence as the Nigerian Army allegedly opens fire on Shiites protesters.

The Nigerian army reportedly opened fire, killing members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) in Nyanya, Abuja a day after a similar incident ensued between the same parties in Zuba. The Zuba incident ended with the defense on the claims that the Islamic Movement was trying to cart away ammunition.

According to reports, members of the movement were in a procession heading into the city when the army, failing to stop them, opened fire.

Here’s how Twitter is responding:

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Air Peace Releases Statement Addressing Plane Malfunction

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The management of Air Peace releases a statement addressing an aircraft incident on that took place on Thursday.

The Corporate Communications Manager for Air Peace, Mr. Chris Iwarah says the aircraft intended for Owerri returned back to Lagos after developing a fault while en route. However, Mr. Chris states that the fault had nothing to do with the engine of the aircraft which was fixed on landing and has soon resumed effective travel.

Read the statement below:

“Air Peace Lagos-Owerri Flight 7252 on Thursday returned to base after our crew observed that there was a change in cabin pressure. In line with our standard operating procedure, the captain-in-command descended to a level where it would be comfortable for our valued guests, before making a return to base in line with global best practices in the aviation industry.

“We wish to assure members of the public that the incident had nothing whatsoever to do with the engines of the aircraft nor was it a life-threatening situation. The aircraft has since been thoroughly checked and confirmed serviceable. The aircraft went back into operations in less than an hour after going for maintenance checks.

“Air Peace is renowned for its quality maintenance reputation and we assure members of the flying public that we will continue to sustain the high standards of our flight operations and professionalism to guarantee the safety of our valued guests and crew.”

The statement comes after a Twitter user @VikkiAngelX took to his page, publishing a series of tweets, narrating a similar event citing the engine of the aircraft as the problem with caused disarray during the travel.

“Today, a plane leaving Lagos for Owerri left at 10 am and landed back in Lagos at around 12:30. Twenty minutes after the take off the plane dropped suddenly (like your phone falling from your hand) to a lower altitude.

“People screamed and after a while, the pilot announced that he didn’t have enough fuel to continue to Owerri. And so, the plane turned back to Lagos flying at a much lower altitude. Low enough to see the ground all the way back to Lagos. Making the journey over 2 hours.

“I don’t know what’s going on but (Air Peace) and the Nigerian aviation are using lives to play chess. This completely shook my day cos my mother was on that plane. Someone who hates flying and is hypertensive. She had to purposely stay calm or risk losing her life either way.

“(Air Peace) you asked to know what happened since you want to act unaware. Abysmal. Oh and more importantly the real story is that they lost an engine, not the fuel story the pilot cooked up to calm people.”

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SOURCE: BN

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