Cross section of the Executive and Principal Officers of the University
Cross section of the Executive and Principal Officers of the University


The New National Executive Council of the Federal University of Technology, Akure Alumni Association rose from a 3-hour meeting, where programmes and a model for execution of value adding ideas in the interest of the development of the Alumni Association was designed.

A lot of ideas were submitted from different offices of the executive and after thoroughly dissecting various ideas, an agreed ideas was arrived at and the entire executive decided to move on to change the status quo and reposition the Alumni Association.

The executive members believe that the government cannot do everything and therefore we have to prepare for whatever might happen in the future that may affect the structural and fundamental principles of the purpose of establishing the school.

The NEC resolved to do the following, learning from the Alumni association of Harvard and other notable world class universities:

  1.  Having a synergy with the School to make FUTA great gain
  2. Private Partnership Participation in the area of infrastructural and research development
  3. Supporting researches through encouraging researchers whose works have added value and/or promising to add value to the institution.
  4. Exploring the nest of the Alumni to assist the school’s infrastructural development
  5. Adopting other developmental steps in strengthening the branches and creating more Alumni branches to sustain the association.

Thereafter, a meeting was held with the Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Joseph Adeola Fuwape, who commended the grand steps taken by the new executives and promise to give all the necessary support in the interest of the Alumni.

He also charged the new executive to perform optimally and encourage the younger generation through value adding programmes that will affect the school positively and position the school among the best University of Technology in the world.

Prof. Adeola Fuwape (Vice Chancellor, Federal University of Technology, Akure

He gave an insight into one of his trips to other countries, where FUTA was made a reference point in the area of space development and other notable researches that have been accomplished by the school.

He narrated how proud he was in the presence of other Vice Chancellors in the academic gathering, he therefore encouraged the new team to be up and doing to lift the glory of the school.

In response, the President of the Association, Mr. Adesomoju Olaitan Adesanya, promised the Vice Chancellor on behalf of the new team that the school will not be let down.

Mr. Adesomoju, Olaitan Adesanya, the President FUTAAlumni Worldwide

The School Registrar, Mr. Adeyinka Arifalo also congratulated the new executives and made them realize that his door is open for any profitable discussion in the interest of the school and that he will be willing to entertain every value adding discussion any time in the interest of the institution.


Adegbuyi, Adejare Olawale

National Public Relations Officer

the shop
the shop

Bizarre: man kills woman friend when caught with another lover


Oguntolu Community witnessed an odd situation on Sunday when Engr. Femi popularly called “God Bless” the owner of the beer parlor on Ebijimi Street burnt her lover who was managing the shop for years when he discovered her moves with another lover popularly called “Currency” and they were both burnt to the extreme before rescue could come.

It was gathered that the man Engr. Femi popularly called “God Bless” owns the beer parlour and engaged the lady who she was with three children when she was abandoned by her husband and was left uncared for. He employed the lady who was dubbed “Iya Corner” and took good care of her and her children, infact the source who remained anonymous, expressed how Engr Femi will take her children to school with an umbrella in the rain and attend to them while they were growing up, but one thing lead to the other Engr. Femi started dating the lady and for four years she was asked not to return anything just on the investment for her to be fine with her children.

the shop
the shop

One thing lead to the other the woman grew wings and became more confident and started engaging in an illicit affair even to the face of the man, and the children also contributed in embarrassing the man, out of frustration the man committed the sacrilege and both the woman and the lover “Currency” who was noted as an associate of “Jawe” a PDP stalwart was said to die on Tuesday due to the burnt injury he sustained. But the woman “Iya Corner” died Sunday night. News filtering the air also confirmed that Engr. Femi poisoned himself after realizing the gravity of his action.

Little was gathered about the woman, except that she was a native of Ijare in Akure, Ondo state abandoned and pushed out by the father of her children before Engr. Femi came to her rescue.

Engr Femi hails from Ikerre Ekiti in Ekiti State and he was said to be a brilliant man who was a school prefect in his final year in 1973 and joined Army in 1977 but left as a staff Sergeant to become a contractor, he was noted to be successful and married nine wives with only four children. He married many wives because he was looking for children, the man who was about sixty when he committed the sacrilege, was a friendly and stubborn man but he ended it in frustration and it was established by all the fact we gathered. Because he was embarrassed, subdued and became financially broke by the woman he trusted and gave his life to, according to the news filtering the air.

IMAG0517Another Hotel operator was said to call the woman and asked her to take care of the man that the man is so frustrated that he cry all the time when never he seems him. But all ended as no positive action was taken before devil gave a helping hand to both party.

Another source who chooses to be anonymous also mentioned that Baale Oguntolu, Engr Oguntolu had already asked the woman to quit the area to avert further trouble because there was always fight in the shop between her and Engr.


Prince Tayo Adesanya Street, Adeleke (Inset). Photos: Afeez Hanafi
Prince Tayo Adesanya Street, Adeleke (Inset). Photos: Afeez Hanafi
Prince Tayo Adesanya Street, Adeleke (Inset). Photos: Afeez Hanafi

Cameroonian Cleaner kills NIgerian boss over salary advance


Joel Ludguo, a 22-year-old Cameroonian, is currently in police custody at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, (SCID) Yaba, Lagos State, for allegedly killing his boss, Miss Temidayo Adeleke.

Ludguo a cleaner who lived with the victim on Prince Tayo Adesanya Street, Park View Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos, approached his boss for a salary advance to enable him travel for the celebration. But Temidayo who pleaded with him to exercise patience because she do not have naira on her, but the devil struck and Ludguo walked away from his boss and returned with a knife and stabbed her on the chest and that was how he too Temidayo’s life over fifteen thousand advance salary.

A source told our correspondent that Ludguo wanted to flee the house, but the woman’s driver and a security guard put a distress call to the Ikoyi Police Division.

“The cleaner said the woman had not paid him his December salary. It was just a month’s salary and the month has not even ended. He collects N27,000 per month.

“He used a knife to stab the woman in the chest. The woman shouted, which alerted the driver and security guard. He wanted to escape when policemen arrived at the house and arrested him,” the source said.

The ambience of the posh estate was solemn on Thursday when our correspondent visited the deceased’s family members, who lamented that they had yet to come to terms with Adeleke’s death.

Dressed in black, the sister of the deceased, who did not give her name, said the family was in grief and would not talk to any journalist.

“I appreciate your coming. The incident is shocking. The family is sad and grieving and needs privacy at this time. We want to be accorded that respect please. Thank you,” she said.

PUNCH Metro observed that Adelekes’ surroundings were flooded with exotic vehicles of those who had come to sympathise with the family.

A resident, who asked not to be named, said Ludguo had requested N15,000 from his December salary and became angry because the request was not granted.

“He asked her to give him N15,000 from his December salary and she said she just came back from the US and did not have naira notes. She told him to be patient. He insisted that he needed the money to travel and Temidayo (Adeleke) told him to let her be.

“A few minutes later, he sneaked to where the woman was relaxing and stabbed her in the chest.”

The residence’s security guard, who identified himself simply as Abbah, said Adeleke employed the suspect about two months ago, adding that she was generous to him.

He said, “The boy is wicked and I have always warned him. He takes drugs. When policemen checked his clothes, they found tremor there. Madam bought him a new phone last month and she usually gave him money apart from his salary. She brought him home through her church member last month and they lived in her flat.

“It was the driver who lives in the adjoining flat that heard madam scream. By the time he got there, she was gasping with blood gushing out of her chest. The driver alerted me immediately to stop Joel at the gate and he was later arrested.”

A friend of the deceased on Facebook, Ibrahim Obanikoro, described her as a woman of virtues that would be missed by many, including her benefactors.

“I feel extremely low with the knowledge of Temidayo passing. How can such a beautiful, spirited human depart just like that? I wish I could ask God why, but who am I to question the Almighty?

“My heart goes to the Adeleke family and all Dayo’s friends on this immeasurable loss. A loss so painful it eats deep into everyone’s skin. Dayo was indeed an angel. Your person and ways will be missed by all those you touched in your short visitation to the world.

“I have no iota of doubt that you lived a good life and I am 110 per cent sure that your journey back to heaven is to be with the creator. Till we meet again, Temidayo Adeleke, RIP.”

The Lagos State Police spokesperson, SP Dolapo Badmos, had yet to reply to a text message sent to her line on the incident.