Spokesperson for the university, Malam Lamara Garba disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Kano.
According to the statement, their expulsion was approved by the Senate of the University at its 374th meeting which was held on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.
It added that six others were withdrawn for presenting fake results from their institutions while another student was withdrawn for presenting a cancelled NECO result.
The statement, however, said 18 students would be re-invited to appear before the Senate Committee on Entry Qualification Irregularities, to give them fair hearing.
It said that the Director, Examinations, Admissions and Records (DEAR), Amina Umar-Abdullahi, had explained that their expulsion followed the adoption of the report submitted by the Senate Committee on Entry Qualification Irregularities.
It added that the action of the expelled students contravened category 3.6 and 3.8(a) of the DEAR.
A breakdown of the expelled students indicated that 10 were of the Faculty of Education, nine from Faculty of Social and Management Sciences while Faculties of Law, Agriculture, Science, Engineering and Arts and Islamic Studies had one each.
It said that the university would continue to screen the credentials of all students to ensure that they meet all criteria for admission.
Meanwhile, the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria has given five years full accreditation the university’s degree programmes in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering.
What Buhari told lawmakers in Katsina
Receiving the leadership of the State House of Assembly led by the Speaker, Tasiu Musa Maigari, Buhari said the essence of contesting elections was to serve the people, and political actors must always remain loyal, dedicated and focused on delivering on their promises.
“Having been chosen by your people to lead, you must ensure that you remain trustworthy. Ensure fairness at all times.
“Leadership at home, community or national level is a heavy responsibility. And it must be discharged with fairness, firmness and justice,’ the President said.
He urged the lawmakers to be selfless, visionary and committed to meeting the needs of the electorate while minding their constitutional responsibilities.
In his remark, the Speaker thanked the President for providing leadership at the national level, and setting a standard on integrity and forthrightness for others to emulate.
Maigari assured the President that the Katsina House of Assembly will continue to support his policies, and ensure a trickling down in the state to favour their various constituencies.
Controller speaks on ‘jail break in Keffi prison’
Okoro denied the news while speaking to newsmen in Lafia, adding that what happened at the prison was a reaction by some angry prisoners who were not allowed to smoke cigarettes within the prison yard.
The controller explained that the inmates were refused access to cigarettes because it was against the regulation of the service, NAN reports.
“These inmates here are for us to correct them; we can not allow them indulge in habits that will further expose them to more harm within the prison yard,” he said.
Okoro, who said that he personally visited the facility after the incident, revealed that the smokers became aggressive until officials were able to restrain them and brought the situation under control.
According to him, no inmate escaped or got injured during the altercation with officials of the service.
“I was there and I spoke to some of the inmates and they told me that they had no plans for a jail break and all they wanted was to smoke.
“So I informed them it was against regulations to allow smoking in the facility and they apologised.
“Lets be clear on this, what they demanded to smoke was cigarettes not Indian hemp or any other hard drugs. As I speak to you, the situation is under control,” he added.
Okoro, however, said the command would constitute a committee to immediately investigate the matter with a view to coming up with recommendations on how to prevent such ugly happening in future.
”We are setting up a committee to unravel the remote cause of the clash.
“In a week’s time, we will get a better picture of what really happened. But mark my words, what happened was not a jailbreak,” he insisted.
The Controller also expressed dismay with the speed at which some newsmen jumped to conclusion and reported unverifiable stories without contacting the appropriate authority first.
He, therefore, urged reporters to verify information before going to press.
NDLEA talks tough over Gombe farmers inducing labourers with hard drugs
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the NDLEA Commandant in the state, Mr Aliyu Adole gave the warning in an interview with the newsmen on Friday.
Adole said that investigation revealed that some farmers were in the habit of adulterating milk and pudding with drugs before giving them to labourers employed to work in their farms, to enable them work tirelessly.
According to him, most of their victims were youths between the ages of 15 and 30 irrespective of gender.
The Commandant said “I want to seize this opportunity to warn perpetrators of such act, that NDLEA will not leave any stone unturned to ensure they face the wrath of the law.
“Those found wanting will be prosecuted, therefore desist from such act.
”Research in the state had shown that youths, male and female, were the major victims of drug abuse.
”Further findings showed that the impact of drug abuse on academic activities impede with the physiological, psychological and emotional functions of the students.”
Adole said that the effect of drugs could impair the memory and affects other intellectual faculties.
He also said that some of these youths also engage in related vices of drug trafficking which seriously affect the nation’s development and render the labour market saturated with unwanted or unqualified labour force.
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