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NYSC Controversy: Kwara Poly Blames Hacker, Imposter Declared Wanted

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The Kwara State Polytechnic on Monday said a graduate of the institution, Rukayat Akinola, was not mobilized for the National Youth Service Corps program because her portal was hacked.

It was earlier reported that Akinola, who graduated from the accounting department of the institution, lamented that her details were used to mobilize another person for the NYSC.

The 25-year-old and her colleagues graduated sometime in 2021 and after she received her certificate around March 2022, she commenced registration for the scheme.

The accountant visited a cyber cafe close to her house to do the registration, but when she logged in her details into the NYSC portal, she discovered that they had been used to mobilize another person for service in Oyo State.

In a bid to resolve the situation, Akinola complained to the NYSC office in Kwara State but was told that the body only worked with records provided by the school.

The Oyo State indigene said she was advised to return to her school to lodge an official complaint so the issue could be resolved.

“Since I reported to the school, I have not heard anything to date. Anytime I called the director of student affairs to ask about my case, he would say NYSC had not replied to the school’s letter regarding my case. I want to serve; I need the NYSC certificate because of where I am working.

“The girl using my details to serve is aware of what she did. She has changed her number because of what she did,” the accountant said.

Reacting to the issue, the spokesperson for the school, Yunus Abdulkadir, in a statement on Monday, said Akinola was prevented from serving because her portal was hacked by the impostor.

The imposter bears the same surname as the graduate.

The statement read, “The attention of the Kwara State Polytechnic has been drawn to the above caption, ‘Graduate stranded as Kwara poly, NYSC mobilize impostor for service,’ in one of the Nigerian dallies where the portal of one of our graduands, Akinola Rukayat Atinuke, was hacked/infiltrated to prevent her from performing the mandatory national service

“The impostor, Akinola Ojuwapelumi Grace, who hacked the portal of our ex-student was never a student of the Kwara State Polytechnic and was not mobilized originally by the polytechnic. Since the NYSC registration for mobilization is online, the hacker capitalized on it to infiltrate the NYSC portal and changed the details of our ex-student.

“Immediately the ex-student, Akinola Rukayat Atinuke, lodged the complaint that someone else had used her portal for mobilization and currently serving in Oyo State, the polytechnic authority contacted the Director-General of the NYSC, intimating him of the infiltration of the NYSC portal and the Director-General of the NYSC swung into action and directed the NYSC Coordinator of Oyo State to dekit the impostor, Akinola Oluwapelumi Grace and hand her over to the police for investigation and prosecution.”

Abdulkadir stated that the institution had petitioned the state Director, the Department of State Services, to assist in apprehending the impostor.

“Similarly, the authority of the polytechnic has craved the indulgence of the Director-General of the NYSC to remobilize Akinola Rukayat Atinuke and correct the anomaly that occurred to her portal,” the statement said.

The Director, Press and Public Relations, NYSC, Eddy Megwa, said Akinola would be mobilized for service with the next batch, adding that DSS operatives were on the trail of the fleeing impostor.

She said, “The girl who faked being a normal student was discovered and the school wrote to NYSC that she took the bonafide student’s matric number to register, which is a criminal offense. So, they (school) wrote to NYSC and we dekitted and blocked her from the NYSC platform.

“She (impostor) knew that there was a problem and she took to her heels. The DSS has been on her trail and as we speak, she is not a corps member because she has been dekitted and her profile blocked on the NYSC platform.

“The bona fide student is going to be mobilized in the orientation that is coming so that she can register and follow her mates to serve.”

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[VIDEO] Herdsmen Kill Bus Conductor In Lagos Over Cow’s Death

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Persons identified as herdsmen have stabbed a bus conductor to death for killing a cow in Lagos.

This happened in the early hours of Monday and became public in a viral video from the scene of the accident.

According to one of the videos making rounds on social media platforms, the incident occurred at Mowo on the Lagos-Badagry Expressway, close to President Muhammadu Buhari Estate.

The commentator in the video said the bus conductor, who fled after the accident that led to the death of the cow, was killed close to a police checkpoint.

The driver, who was said to be heading to Badagry from Mile 12, was said to have fled as soon as he sensed danger.

This made the herdsmen go after the conductor of the bus with registration number: FKJ 756 XH.

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JUST IN: Olukayode Ariwoola To Be To Sworn In As Acting CJN

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Report has it that plans are underway to swear in Olukayode Ariwoola as a tentative replacement for the former CJN, Tanko Muhammad so as to leave no vacuum.

Ariwoola is the next highest-ranking justice of the supreme court and he is expected to take over in an acting capacity from Monday.

According to the procedure for the appointment of the CJN, the Federal Judicial Service Commission (FJSC) shortlists two or three most senior judges among the supreme court justices and sends their names to the National Judicial Council (NJC) which then selects one candidate and forwards it to the president before it goes to the Senate confirmation.

But to leave no vacuum, an acting CJN must be appointed.

ABOUT OLUKAYODE ARIWOOLA

Ariwoola was born in Iseyin, Oyo State, on August 22, 1958. He had his primary education at the Local Authority Demonstration School, Oluwole, in his hometown between 1959 and 1967. He then moved to Muslim Modern School in the same town from 1968 to 1969 before graduating to Ansar-Ud-Deen high school, Saki area of Oyo, for secondary education.

He earned his law degree at the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) in 1980 and a year later he was called to the Nigeria bar and got enrolled as a solicitor and advocate of the supreme court.

He kicked off his career as a legal officer in the Oyo state ministry of justice and stayed in the role until he moved into private practice in 1988.

Ariwoola spent less than four years in private practice before he was whisked back into public service.

Between 1988 and July 1989, he was a counsel in-chambers of Ladosu Ladapo before moving to establish his own legal firm named “Olukayode Ariwoola & Co”. Three years later, he was called to the bench.

Ariwoola was back in public service by 1992 when he was appointed a judge of the superior court of record in Oyo.

He was named the chairman of the Oyo state armed robbery tribunal between May 1993 and September 1996.

In 2005, he then rose to the position of a justice of the court of appeal and he held the position before he was appointed a justice of the supreme court of Nigeria in 2011.

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Ekweremadu: Immigration Dismisses Organ Donor’s Underage Claim

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The Nigeria Immigration Service has stated that it followed due process in issuing a Nigerian passport to Mr. David Nwamini, who was allegedly trafficked to the United Kingdom for organ harvesting by former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.

David had allegedly claimed to be a minor after he arrived in the UK where he was to donate his kidney to Ekweremadu’s daughter.

However, photos of his Nigerian passport, making rounds on social media, showed his date of birth to be October 12, 2000, placing him at 21 years old.

Making comment on the controversy surrounding David’s age, Mr. Idris Jere, the Comptroller General of the NIS, at a press conference on Sunday, said Nwamini is indeed 21 according to his record in the possession of the NIS, discarding claims that the Service didn’t thoroughly vet the documents provided by the applicant.

Jere said, “The fact of the matter concerning the case above, therefore, is that Mr. David Ukpo Nwamini applied and paid for the e-passport using the NIS portal after which he approached the passport office in Gwagwalada, FCT Abuja, on November 2, 2021, for his interview.

“To support his application, Mr. Nwamini presented all necessary documents required including his birth certificate issued by the National Population Commission, showing October 12, 2000, as his date of birth; his National Identification Number, issued by NIMC corroborating the date of birth; a Certificate of Origin issued by Ebonyi State Government Liaison office in Abuja, and a guarantor’s form duly signed.

“NIS relies on documentation supplied by other agencies and we are not under any obligation to go to those agencies to verify those documents. What we do is that we look at the documents and applicants physically. Once that is done, we go ahead to process.”

Meanwhile, the Senator representing Bayelsa West, Mr. Seriake Dickson, has told Nigerians not to hastily pass judgment against Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice.

Dickson said this in a statement he issued on Sunday titled, ‘The Ekweremadu I know will not traffic an underage boy for organ harvesting.’

Dickson said, “I am sure from the beginning when this story broke that the Ekweremadu I know could not have taken an underage and underprivileged young man, smuggle him out to harvest organs for whatever purpose.

“The circumstances surrounding this will fully come to light in the cause of investigation.

Also reacting, the Ebonyi State Government, in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information, Uchenna Orji, in Abakaliki, on Sunday urged the UK authorities to exercise caution in the investigation of circumstances leading to the arrest and eventual trial of the senator and his wife.

The statement read, “Ebonyi State Government is following up the turn of events and twists that followed the medical intention of the former Deputy Senate President’s family.

“While we urge the UK Government to act progressively and meticulously and critically look at the intention (Mens rea) and the minds of the detained family and please give them the benefit of the doubt, we enjoin the public, especially those with shades of opinions and surge of anxieties to remain calm as we hope to see light at the end of the tunnel.

“The state government is reaching out to the family of David Okemini Ukpo from Ebonyi State, whose information to the Metropolitan Authority of UK orchestrated the criminal charge against the senator and his wife. The state government stands with Senator Ike Ekweremadu at this trial moment and hopes that the truth and nothing but the truth shall guide the outcome of the matter.”

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