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UNILORIN student expelled over alleged ransom demand on missing colleague

The University of Ilorin in Kwara State has expelled a first-year student, Olanrewaju AbdulKadir, for allegedly demanding a ransom from the parent of his missing colleague.

This expulsion was confirmed in the university’s weekly bulletin, signed by the Director of Corporate Affairs, Kunle Akogun. AbdulKadir, who had the matriculation number 22/52HL004, was a student in the Department of Information Technology within the Faculty of Communication and Information Sciences.

In another disciplinary action, the university rusticated a fourth-year student, Segun Michael Oyewole, for assaulting a female student. Oyewole, who is from the Department of Counsellor Education in the Faculty of Education, has been suspended for one academic session.

In a separate development, the university has promoted 16 senior academics to the rank of Professor.

This promotion, based on the recommendations of the University Appointment and Promotion Committee and approved by the Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman, SAN, recognizes their outstanding contributions in teaching, research, and community service.

A statement from the Office of the Registrar highlighted the achievements of these distinguished scholars.

Among the newly promoted professors are three from the Faculty of Clinical Sciences: Prof. John Kola Olarinoye, Prof. James Ayodele Ogunmodede, and Prof. Simeon Kayode Olubiyi.

The Faculty of Education saw the promotion of Prof. Abdulrahman Suyuti Omosidi from the Department of Educational Management.

Additionally, two lecturers from the Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Prof. Kamorudeen Olaniyi Yusuf and Prof. Habeeb Adewale Ajimotokan, were also elevated to the rank of Professor.

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