Armed men kidnaps ex-provost of college of education Ogun

Ayodele Ajayi, the recently-retired provost of the Federal College of Education (FCE), Osiele near Abeokuta in the Odeda LGA of Ogun state, was kidnapped by gunmen on Tuesday.

Around 7 o’clock at Ikija village on the Abeokuta-Ibadan road’s Olodo axis, Ajayi reportedly was kidnapped along with his wife and driver.

The kidnappers later released his wife.

A local resident told NAN that the gunmen attacked Ajayi and other drivers on the road after emerging from the nearby bush.

The source claimed that after firing into the air, the shooters blocked the road and abducted their victims.

The resident was quoted as saying that just yesterday (Monday), the gunmen kidnapped five people, but two of them were later released.

3 people were also killed last month. A well-known businessman who ran a sizable farm along the axis was one of those killed.

This week, the Olu of Odeda, Oba David Olorunisola, was almost abducted;  the driver who was shot wounded  is still receiving medical care at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Abeokuta.

The police public relations officer (PPRO), Omolola Odutola, confirmed the incident and stated that security personnel are pursuing the kidnappers.

She continued by saying that the command had received a direct message and a distress call from FCE Osiele staff stating that Ajayi had been abducted.


Professional Body Raises Concerns over Female Engineer Scarcity in Nigeria

The Association of Practising Women Engineers in Nigeria has expressed concern over the lack of female engineers in the country and urged governments, parents, and guardians to support engineering as a viable career for female students.

During a workshop titled “She Engineer and Digitalization,” Justina John Ulafor, the Calabar Chapter’s chair, gave this speech. She emphasized the association’s efforts to raise awareness and encourage young girls to consider engineering as a career path, as well as the alarming lack of female engineers in the nation.

Ulafor also spoke about their efforts to support female secondary school students taking STEM exams and inspire them to pursue careers in science and engineering. The association provides mentorship programs and entrepreneurship capacity building to further empower those who are already working in the engineering field.

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