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Stella Oduah Lied About Her MBA Degree - Sahara Reporters by rockbase360: 11:25pm On Jan 06, 2014
Stella Oduah, Nigeria’s Minister of Aviation who is embroiled in a scandal of towering proportions in the ministry, faces new integrity questions as her Masters’ degree has been challenged by the United States school which supposedly awarded it.

Her resume, which she presented to the Senate as a ministerial nominee in 2011, indicated she obtained a Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) from St. Paul’s College Lawrenceville, Virginia, United States.

But SaharaReporters has learned from the President of the college that it has never in its 125-year history had a graduate school or graduate program.

The Provost Vice President of Academic Affairs, and the Vice President of Institutional Development said in response to our inquiries, “We don’t offer any graduate programs here.”

Similarly, the school’s website states: “Saint Paul's College is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate [bachelor’s] degrees.” There is no mention of graduate degrees.

The Minister’s documentation shows she received an undergraduate degree in accounting from the college in 1982, but Dr. Claud Flythe, St. Paul’s current president, could neither confirm nor deny this during a phone conversation with SaharaReporters. Further verification with the Office of Alumni Affairs is also currently impossible, the school said, because the college has been closed since June 2013 to loss of its accreditation.

“[Oduah] realized very early in life the indispensability of a sound education in her growth plans in life and therefore pursued her education with all diligence and sense of purpose,” her documents claimed, adding that a determination “to have the best education at the highest level” prompted her stay at the Virginia college in 1983 for the MBA programme.

As her public relations machinery marched on, in December 2012 The Sun newspaper published an article headlined “Stella Oduah: An Amazon of transformation,” which lauded her “MBA from St Paul’s College, Lawrenceville Virginia USA.” The story also praised her for being an official who brought her “rich educational background to bear on the aviation sector by automating revenue centers in all the agencies and parastatals to boost their revenue profile and enhance transparency and accountability in the system.”

In October, SaharaReporters broke the story that Mrs. Oduah, a former campaign manager for President Goodluck Jonathan, purchased two bulletproof BMW cars worth $ 1.6 Million (N255m) through the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, for her own use.

Following an investigation, the House of Representatives Committee on Aviation dismissed the Minister’s pleas of innocence and all her rebuttals during her testimony. The committee’s report, which was subsequently adopted by the House, declared that no budgetary appropriation had been made for the purchase of the cars, and that the NCAA proposal for their purchase was rejected.

President Jonathan also set up a three-member administrative panel to investigate the matter, but he immediately travelled out of the country with Mrs. Oduah and Colonel Dasuki, the National Security Adviser who was to serve as a member of the panel. Not only did the panel submit its report much later than the two weeks it was given for the assignment, Mr. Jonathan has refused to release its report.

Mrs. Oduah’s new certificate questions are certain to feed into national concern about her credibility as an elected official, but also about Mr. Jonathan’s credibility, and about the nation’s security apparatus which verifies official documents offered to the Senate for official nominations.

If Mrs. Oduah deliberately deceived the Senate, it remains to be seen if the Upper House will be sufficiently motivated to take up the matter with the Executive.

Meanwhile, Nigeria’s aviation industry continues to face a massive challenge, with struggling airports and airlines, as well as financial and administrative pitfalls that hinder expansion and development.

http://saharareporters.com/news-page/us-college-says-it-did-not-award-mba-stella-oduah-it-has-no-masters-programme

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Re: Stella Oduah Lied About Her MBA Degree - Sahara Reporters by Nobody: 11:30pm On Jan 06, 2014
Re: Stella Oduah Lied About Her MBA Degree - Sahara Reporters by waleadex(m): 11:30pm On Jan 06, 2014
Oops! I have a feeling this post will generate serious 'HEAT' soon. But why Stella again?


And the 'HEAT' is on.......(Modified)

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Re: Stella Oduah Lied About Her MBA Degree - Sahara Reporters by bloggernaija: 11:32pm On Jan 06, 2014
Good investigative work by Sahara reporters

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Re: Stella Oduah Lied About Her MBA Degree - Sahara Reporters by Clerverly: 11:34pm On Jan 06, 2014
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Re: Stella Oduah Lied About Her MBA Degree - Sahara Reporters by iamtheprincipal: 11:34pm On Jan 06, 2014
I really don't know what she is still doing in government.

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Re: Stella Oduah Lied About Her MBA Degree - Sahara Reporters by rockbase360: 11:36pm On Jan 06, 2014
Promhize: Sahara reporters go and die! Where is the evidence that the school refuted her claims.

Checked ur yeye site, no link to the school's website or any hard evidence, just stupid claims about what so, so and so said, not even names of the so-called provost vice president of academic affairs and vice president of institutional development were mentioned.

I say once again go and die!

http://saintpaulsnet.com/?page_id=500

http://saintpaulsnet.com/

The School doesn't offer a masters program....

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Re: Stella Oduah Lied About Her MBA Degree - Sahara Reporters by Garrithe1st: 11:36pm On Jan 06, 2014
This attack against Ndigbo must be resisted by all sons and daughters of Ndigbo....
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Re: Stella Oduah Lied About Her MBA Degree - Sahara Reporters by 1stola: 11:37pm On Jan 06, 2014
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Re: Stella Oduah Lied About Her MBA Degree - Sahara Reporters by joromi: 11:38pm On Jan 06, 2014
Promhize: Sahara reporters go and die! Where is the evidence that the school refuted her claims.

Checked ur yeye site, no link to the school's website or any hard evidence, just stupid claims about what so, so and so said, not even names of the so-called provost vice president of academic affairs and vice president of institutional development were mentioned.

I say once again go and die!

Bros, I can only shake my head for you....
What a pity embarassed

Most Colleges in the U.S do not award masters degrees/PhDs...
Only Universities do...

Stella goofed big time on this one... grin grin grin

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Re: Stella Oduah Lied About Her MBA Degree - Sahara Reporters by rockbase360: 11:38pm On Jan 06, 2014
Garri the 1st: This attack against Ndigbo must be resisted by all sons and daughters of Ndigbo....
cheesy

This has nothing to do with tribe, race or gender. The school doesn't offer a master program. Please be objective and reasonable for once.

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Re: Stella Oduah Lied About Her MBA Degree - Sahara Reporters by Clerverly: 11:39pm On Jan 06, 2014
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Re: Stella Oduah Lied About Her MBA Degree - Sahara Reporters by joromi: 11:42pm On Jan 06, 2014
Sahara Reporters,
You guys are on point.
Well meaning Nigerians are really appreciative of your ever efficient journalistic efforts.
Thank you.
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Re: Stella Oduah Lied About Her MBA Degree - Sahara Reporters by Nobody: 11:43pm On Jan 06, 2014
rockbase360:

http://saintpaulsnet.com/?page_id=500

http://saintpaulsnet.com/

The school doesn't offer a masters program....

Thanks for the links, so she added Masters degree after getting her in Bsc in same school, interesting!

Let's wait and hear what she has to say. If this is found to be true, then she should be sacked with immediate effect, the senate too has to questioned for gross incompetence.

I'm sure there are scores of legislators, ministers, even governors with fake certificates.

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Re: Stella Oduah Lied About Her MBA Degree - Sahara Reporters by iamtheprincipal: 11:44pm On Jan 06, 2014
Garri the 1st: This attack against Ndigbo must be resisted by all sons and daughters of Ndigbo....
cheesy


You do need your head properly examined for talking this trash.

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Re: Stella Oduah Lied About Her MBA Degree - Sahara Reporters by Nobody: 11:44pm On Jan 06, 2014
joromi:

Bros, I can only shake my head for you....
What a pity embarassed

Colleges in the U.S do not award masters degrees/PhDs...
Only Universities do...

Stella goofed big time on this one... grin grin grin

Sahara reporters shouldn't have been so lazy not add links and names to the article.

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Re: Stella Oduah Lied About Her MBA Degree - Sahara Reporters by PhysicsQED(m): 11:45pm On Jan 06, 2014
Wow. If this is true, then that's extremely dishonest. I'd like to see this story get more attention to see if she (or anyone else) can explain this.

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Re: Stella Oduah Lied About Her MBA Degree - Sahara Reporters by Clerverly: 11:46pm On Jan 06, 2014
Garri the 1st: This attack against Ndigbo must be resisted by all sons and daughters of Ndigbo....
cheesy

The Woman That Gave Us Enugu International Airport grin grin grin

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Re: Stella Oduah Lied About Her MBA Degree - Sahara Reporters by cbrass(m): 11:47pm On Jan 06, 2014
Infact some tribes need to cover their face in shame!...no apology to anyone cos I didn't mention the tribe(s)..with all this they will still find her not guilty...its just too pathetic!!!

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Re: Stella Oduah Lied About Her MBA Degree - Sahara Reporters by rockbase360: 11:47pm On Jan 06, 2014
This has nothing to do with tribe, race or gender. Lets be objective and reasonable. I am hoping that this news is not true. She needs to respond to this allegation.

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Re: Stella Oduah Lied About Her MBA Degree - Sahara Reporters by manny4life(m): 11:49pm On Jan 06, 2014
Honestly I'd like to hear her response, there's nothing wrong in having a Bachelor, but adding extra that's nonexistent is wrong. Well, let's wait for her response.

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Re: Stella Oduah Lied About Her MBA Degree - Sahara Reporters by Clerverly: 11:51pm On Jan 06, 2014
Promhize:

Sahara reporters shouldn't have been so lazy not add links and names to the article.

Dont be Lazy Boy! Help yourself with the free MB from Reno! Go to google and find out!

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Re: Stella Oduah Lied About Her MBA Degree - Sahara Reporters by Nobody: 11:51pm On Jan 06, 2014
rockbase360:

http://saintpaulsnet.com/?page_id=500

http://saintpaulsnet.com/


The school doesn't offer a master's program.

What excuse? I don't give a 'two' about stella oduah or any other minister, only questioned the article.

The school itself seems like a fraud, its lost its accreditation since June 2013 but its website is still up and no notice about the school being closed

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Re: Stella Oduah Lied About Her MBA Degree - Sahara Reporters by Clerverly: 11:52pm On Jan 06, 2014
manny4life: Honestly I'd like to hear her response, there's nothing wrong in having a Bachelor, but adding extra that's nonexistent is wrong. Well, let's wait for her response.

Well Said!
Re: Stella Oduah Lied About Her MBA Degree - Sahara Reporters by donphilopus: 11:52pm On Jan 06, 2014
SaharaReporters are big time liars! They are paid agents of APC, so they are anti-government.

Stella must defend herself here! Sen. Hope Uzordinma should also be ready to face his own scandal. He has been running his mouth for some days now, undermining his certificate scandal.

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Re: Stella Oduah Lied About Her MBA Degree - Sahara Reporters by Clerverly: 11:55pm On Jan 06, 2014
Stealer Odua Is A Fraudster, A Certificate Forger, And A Thief All Rolled Into One angry angry angry

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Re: Stella Oduah Lied About Her MBA Degree - Sahara Reporters by donphilopus: 11:56pm On Jan 06, 2014
rockbase360: This has nothing to do with tribe, race or gender. Lets be objective and reasonable. I am hoping that this news is not true. She needs to respond to this allegation.
Pathetic!
Re: Stella Oduah Lied About Her MBA Degree - Sahara Reporters by Nobody: 11:59pm On Jan 06, 2014
Clerverly:

Dont be Lazy Boy! Help yourself with the free MB from Reno! Go to google and find out!

Watch ur mouth
Re: Stella Oduah Lied About Her MBA Degree - Sahara Reporters by superstar1(m): 12:00am On Jan 07, 2014
from thief to fraudster.

before you know it, alaigbo people will flood this thread, with their ''she is our daughter'' slogan

We should not even expect less from a tribe, that celebrate criminality and with get-rich-at-all-cost syndrome.

The woman is a disgrace to womanhood.

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Re: Stella Oduah Lied About Her MBA Degree - Sahara Reporters by donphilopus: 12:00am On Jan 07, 2014
Promhize:
Guy, why did you modify this post? You initially thought PPP agents would help you out?? The bashing was too much, that's why you modified it. Try and think before posting a comment, next time.

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Re: Stella Oduah Lied About Her MBA Degree - Sahara Reporters by manny4life(m): 12:03am On Jan 07, 2014
superstar1: from thief to fraudster.

before you know it, alaigbo people will flood this thread, with their ''she is our daughter'' slogan

We should not even expect less from a tribe, taht celebrate criminality and with get-rich-at-all-cost syndrome.

The woman is a disgrace to Eve.

Please enough with the holier-than-do attitude, so yes she embellished her resume (which hasn't been confirmed), you're here ranting and calling her names... Please enough with the BS.

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Re: Stella Oduah Lied About Her MBA Degree - Sahara Reporters by Nobody: 12:05am On Jan 07, 2014
donphilopus: Guy, why did you modify this post? You initially thought PPP agents would help you out?? The bashing was too much, that's why you modifies it. Try and think before posting a comment, next time.

What's your problem? Op did well to provide links to the schools website, exactly what I demanded in my post.

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