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Scandal Rocks Ahmadu Bello University As HIV-Positive Lecturer Allegedly R*pes Student

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Despite punitive measures being taken by the management of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) in Zaria, many students are battling to overcome the trauma of sexual harassment and abuse by their lecturers. Daily Trust Saturday takes a look.

Asabe (not real name) was excited to secure admission into the famous Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria. She has however never envisaged that her life would be ruined while in the course of pursuing knowledge. To her chagrin, one of the people responsible for training her in character and learning, forcibly had carnal knowledge of her, in his office.

An inside source in the university confided in Daily Trust Saturday that the incident took place in the Faculty of Education: “The security unit of the university handled the case before it was taken over by the police. Every one of us was disturbed when it was discovered that the man was both HIV and hepatitis positive.”

It was learnt that the alleged victim is a 100-level student.

The source added: “When such incidents happen, we subject both the victim and the suspect to various tests. It was after the tests that this man was found to be both HIV and hepatitis positive. This aggravated the case, where the police completely took over the prosecution. We are all not happy, because this is cruel, for somebody who knows that he is carrying serious diseases, to rape an innocent girl.”

The case of Asabe is presently being handled by the police in Kaduna. Daily Trust Saturday gathered that the father of the girl is close to top government officials, which is why the case is receiving prompt attention.

Investigations by Daily Trust Saturday revealed that many lecturers – and even students – who were caught over sexual harassment were dismissed by the university, with some even prosecuted. However, the disturbing trend is yet to subside.

A recent case involved a lecturer in one of the departments of the Faculty of Social Sciences. The lecturer, according to findings, has been failing one of his female students in a 300-level course he teaches. A Security Unit source said: “He plainly told the girl she can’t pass the course without submitting herself to him. Left with no option, she came here to the Security Unit and reported. We set a trap for him by asking the girl to play along. He went and booked a hotel room, and we arrested him while he was attempting to have sex with the girl.

“We have learnt a lot of lessons, after one of the professors sacked over sexual harassment was reinstated by the Supreme Court. We now make sure that we get both audio and video evidence.

The university is doing its best in ensuring that all those arrested are punished appropriately in accordance to the statue of the institution and the laws of the country. This is why the cases are reducing drastically.”

However, findings showed that there are many cases of sexual harassment now under investigation in ABU. There is one in the Faculty of Agriculture where a lecturer is accused of raping his student. Two cases are now ongoing in the Faculty of Social Sciences, one involving a professor. Again, in the same faculty there is a case of sexual harassment where a lecturer is accused of sexually assaulting one of his male students.

Another case is that of a professor in the Faculty of Education, who was accused of sexually harassing a lady who was his student few years back. The professor in question was said to have had sexual advances on the student, who is married, and the lady alerted her husband where he was tricked and arrested at a hotel room in Kano. He was alleged to have invited the student for sex in the hotel room.

However, after receiving his sack letter from the management, the professor went to court to challenge the termination of his appointment.

“The Supreme Court ordered for his reinstatement. They argued in court that the lady was his supervisee therefore she was at his hotel room to submit the Chapter Three of her project for his vetting. Of course, the court confirmed that the lady was indeed his supervisee by the records available at the university. You know, the court would work on evidence, and he was acquitted. This is why, as I said earlier, the security unit of the university deploys other strategies. We use evidence that even in a court of law, these people would not escape justice.”

But Chief Security Officer of ABU, Colonel Tukur Jibril (rtd), declined to comment saying that “there is no need to publicise these issues since the university is effectively dealing with them.”

However, the head of ABU’s Public Affairs Unit, Dr. Sama’ila Shehu, said in a large environment like that of ABU’s, sexual harassment and other issues are bound to happen. But, according to him, the most important issue to consider are the proactive measures being put in place by the relevant authorities to curtail the trend and punish anyone caught.

He said: “What I want to say here is to call on parents to sensitise their wards to report any case of sexual advances. In this age of technology, there are many ways that a girl can generate her evidences. With those evidences, there are units responsible for handling such cases. The security and SERVICOM units are there to serve our students and the general university community.”

Shehu also said: “We, as parents, are taking solace in the fact that the university management is up-and-doing in taking decisive action on anyone involved in such acts. However, while the university is trying its best to ensure that our children get the best protection, parents are to also play their part, which is giving proper enlightenment to their children.”

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“Dating A Stingy Man Is Like A Disease, Stay Away” -Toke Makinwa

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Toke Makinwa has warned her female followers to stay away from miserly people who find it difficult to spend on themselves and on others.

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The media personality, in a new video, explained how exhausting it is dating a stingy person. She also condemned men who, when they go on dates, scrutinize the bill and keep complaining about the cost.

Sharing the video, she wrote:

I am sooooo fine ????? okkkkkk let’s focus shall we??? It is Wednesday and my crazy side is here. Let’s talk about those miserly people. I call it “scarcity mentality”. They hate to spend on themselves talk-less of spending on other people. Dating a miser is so exhausting, even if you work hard, you will always be excessive even for the basic things of life to them. They will always find a way to make you look wasteful or feel bad for wanting more out of life. ?????. Stay away from people who suffer from “scarcity mentality” for your own peace of mind or you’ll defend why your kids should go to good schools, why you want more out of life, you’ll always explain yourself forever


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Actress, Ruth Kadiri Shows Off Her Growing Baby Bump (Photo)

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Nollywood Actress, Ruth Kadiri and her hubby, Mr Ezerika, are expecting their first child and the actress took to Instagram to officially show off a glowing pregnancy photo of herself.

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The lady whose excitement about being a mother seems to be growing rapidly wore a tracksuit, while proudly flaunting her baby bump.
Ruth and her husband had their traditional and white wedding in November 2018.

Congrats to them!

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#BBNaija2019: What Frodd, Sir Dee Did To Esther On Thursday Morning (Video)

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Big Brother Naija, BBNaija, housemate, Esther, was at the early hours of Thursday pranked by fellow housemates; Sir Dee and Frodd.

It all started at the garden when Frodd approached Sir Dee all of a sudden for speaking ill about him to other housemates and hurled insults at him

This resulted into a serious argument between both housemates for some minutes, which attracted Esther and other housemates to the garden to separate them.

While Tacha and Omashola tried to calm down Sir Dee, Mercy and other housemates were pacifying Frodd.

However, when Esther got into the garden trying to separate the fight between Frodd and Sir Dee, she was thrown to one corner as Frodd shouted happy birthday to her.

He later sang a birthday song for her alongside Sir Dee and other housemates, adding that the supposed fight between him and Sir Dee was fake and intended to bring Esther to the garden to celebrate her birthday.

Esther in reaction buried her head in between her laps as she hugged all housemates in excitement.

Frodd and Sir Dee’s action earned them reactions and approval from Nigerians and BBNaija fans on social media.

Here are some comments gathered by DAILY POST from Twitter;

@Zaddy_Nomso “Wow Frodd and SirDee are good actors, Damn. This looked so real. Awww the best scene in this season yet. Esther would feel so special right now.”

@HelloAgyeimah “I was scared, but that was a good one.”

@Ciaracarlos2 “Fight is the only way to get housemates attention. Awwwn so nice Nollywood need you Frodd.”

@Siddypenzy01 “This birthday prank ehn! Chai nwaneeee this Frodd Na real Fraud! Weldon Sir Dee.”

@Cherriesgoon “Ok these guys are really good actors. Lol the birthday prank on Esther was top notch!!Well done Frodd and Sir Dee.”

@Dreamyonce “Lol I really believed Frodd and Sir Dee were fighting oh! Happy birthday Esther.”

@Kofigek “I really enjoyed the drama… Frodd and sir Dee did a good job. Omashola fell into the prank, likewise Tacha. Happy birthday Esther.”

@Neomogale “The acting between Frodd and Sir Dee was amazing, I heard them planning it but their acting was so good I started second guessing myself. I almost believed it was real.”

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Alleged Video Of Senator Kashamu Being Slapped Inside London Train, He Reacts

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The senator representing Ogun East, Buruji Kashamu, has denied claims that he is the one captured in a viral video being slapped on the head on a train in London.

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According to a report by Punch, in the seven-second video, a bespectacled bald man whose face is not shown, is sitting on a train when another man in a white shirt standing behind him gives him a heavy smack on the head and runs off before his victim can do anything.

Though the assaulted man’s face isn’t seen, many Nigerians on social media alleged that the man was Senator Kashamu.

The senator’s spokesman, Austin Oniyokor, in an interview with our Correspondent, however, denied the involvement of his principal, saying no one could identify the person in the video as Kashamu.

Onyiokor said the video had been shared on WhatsApp with people alleging that the victim was Kashamu.

He said, “Can you identify that person as Senator Kashamu?

“I wonder why you want me to react to something I cannot identify.

“If you can identify him, I want you to tell me. I cannot identify the person as my principal.

“That some people are sending something on WhatsApp does not make it (true).

“I do not expect any reporter or any medium worth its name to attach any probative value to something that cannot be proved.

“That is not my principal and I don’t know why I should react to it.”

Kashamu’s spokesman described the alleged assault as a non-issue.

According to him, no one could identify the person in the video, “except whoever is writing that is saying they went to London on the same flight or he/she was there when it happened.”

Asked if the senator was in Nigeria, he said, “Yes, if you want to see him, you can come to VI. He’s in his office — I don’t know what kind of trash. It has been on WhatsApp for about two weeks and, last week, Kashamu buried his mother in Ijebu.

“People were there; it was reported. So, I don’t know where this trash comes from. I’m not sure you or Punch can establish that that is him.”

This comes four days after former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, was physically assaulted by members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra in Nuremberg, Germany, on Saturday, during the New Yam Festival of the Igbo.

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Davido’s Girlfriend Chioma Reportedly Confirmed Pregnant

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Davido and his ‘Assurance’ Chioma are expecting their patter of tiny feet soon.

According to SDK, Chioma is picture wise off the social media radar because of her current heavily pregnant status.

Infact insiders say she became invincible on the social media when she began to show.

SDK sources also say the couple plan to tie the Nuptials after the birth of their son and are looking forward to the ceremony.

If true, this would be Davido’s third child.

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