Kogi State Uni shut down over N1m bribe scandal by SUG

TVC E. Kogi State University (KSU) in Ayingba, has been under lock and key following the workers' strike over salary and a N1million bribe. The cash allegedly came from the government to stop students from protesting against the indefinite closure of the school. But the government has denied the allegation, saying it has no money to throw away. The union leaders are said to be bickering over who gets the “lion’s share” of the largesse. The cash, it was gathered, was given to the students to discredit the striking workers and to prevent a recurrence of the July 13, 2016 students’ demonstration that may embarrass the government. The students grounded activities in Lokoja, the state capital, last year during their demonstration against the indefinite closure of the school. The protest, it was gathered, embarrassed the governor. To prevent a recurrence,  it was learnt that Bello secretly gave the SUG the money. The...