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Re: We Will Make Chima Igwe's PhD Scandal Report Public - ICPC by wisdomeze(m): 1:40pm On Sep 11
na only that im position naim go create one thousand jobs? eye service everywhere.
Re: We Will Make Chima Igwe's PhD Scandal Report Public - ICPC by Yeecar(m): 1:47pm On Sep 11
IamaNigerianGuy:


Are you ok mentally ?
I should be the one asking you that same question...
Re: We Will Make Chima Igwe's PhD Scandal Report Public - ICPC by TOPCRUISE(m): 1:58pm On Sep 11
modelmike7:

Go ahead and do just that. The law should take its full course in the case.
The Law that has been kidnapped by the government undecided
Re: We Will Make Chima Igwe's PhD Scandal Report Public - ICPC by TOPCRUISE(m): 2:02pm On Sep 11
It will be difficult for someone to make it in in this country without long legs. Those who don't have long legs will have to borrow one. Yet we call it Grace in church. embarassed
Re: We Will Make Chima Igwe's PhD Scandal Report Public - ICPC by ajayiopy: 2:26pm On Sep 11
fergie001:
A week after The PUNCH’s investigation into the non-existent doctorate of the acting Director General of the Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi, Chima Igwe, the government has refused to take action.

The Ministry of Science and Technology had stated that it could not do anything because Igwe’s academic records were with FIIRO.

The ministry had also shifted responsibility to the institute’s governing board and a former director general, Prof. Gloria Elemo.

It also claimed not to be aware of any investigation into the matter.

However, the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission has promised to make public its findings on the matter.

Our correspondent had reported that Igwe joined FIIRO in 1991 and rose through the ranks.

However, a policy in the institution made it impossible for anyone without a PhD to be promoted to the senior cadre.

Igwe then claimed that he completed his doctorate at the Abomey-Calavi University, Benin Republic, in 2001.

He was reportedly promoted several times based on the claim, despite having only an attestation letter as evidence.

The matter became contentious when there was a need to appoint a new head for the agency earlier this year.

The board of governors checked the files of senior officers and discovered that 57-year-old Igwe, who was the most senior, did not have a certificate to back his PhD claim.

After several failed ultimatums for the officer to bring the certificate, the board recommended to the ministry that the next most senior officer be appointed into the position.

The PhD case was said to have been taken up by the ICPC.

The Dr Ogbonnaya Onu-led Ministry of Science and Technology, however, rejected the recommendation of the board and insisted that Igwe be appointed.

The FIIRO spokesperson, Chris Olumuyiwa, while acknowledging that PhD was a basis for promotion to senior positions in the institute, maintained that Igwe’s doctorate was not in doubt.

The conundrum around the PhD remained unresolved until The PUNCH visited Benin Republic, where Igwe claimed to have bagged the degree.

The Deputy Director, School of Postgraduate Studies, Abomey-Calavi University, Prof. Valentin Wotto, told our correspondent that Igwe had yet to complete the degree.

Wotto added that Igwe must re-register to continue his studies and complete his academic programme before getting his PhD.

The ICPC, which has been investigating the case for many months, promised to reveal its findings to the public.

The spokesperson for the agency, Mrs Rasheedat Okoduwa, said in a text message, “I learnt that our investigation into the matter is ongoing. The outcome will be made public when the processes are concluded.”

Nigerians, who read the report, commended The PUNCH for the good job, adding that what took the ICPC a long time to do, the newspaper did within a short while.

Many also called for Igwe’s prosecution.

“Too many people out there occupying high positions of authority, while there are millions of eligible Nigerians in various fields looking for jobs. No wonder, nothing is working. It is not only the man that should be prosecuted, but many that have been incompetent should also give way as collateral – let the right people in,” a reader, de_Wale, wrote.

Another reader, with the alias, government, said Igwe should be made to refund the salary he took with the supposed certificate.

“The man should be asked to refund all the salaries he used his adulterated PhD to obtain. He should also be demoted,” he wrote.

“The PUNCH did a good job here; professional journalism despite the language barrier. No one can accuse this newspaper of shoddy journalism. Excellent! Let’s have Igwe’s reaction when confronted with the facts from the Republic of Benin,” Daoud Akano stated.

Some readers on Twitter also queried the reaction of the Ministry of Science and Technology that it could not do anything about the scandal.

“This is wrong; so many out there who strive just to get this certificate and deserve better after all the suffering they went through just to get a better life. And now, someone who doesn’t deserve it is enjoying it all,” @EverythingisF1 tweeted.

https://punchng.com/well-make-fiiro-dgs-phd-scandal-report-public-icpc/
WHEN YOU ARE DONE GO TO FUOYE TOO
Re: We Will Make Chima Igwe's PhD Scandal Report Public - ICPC by connkg(m): 3:00pm On Sep 11
Funny. Ethnic- tinted.

I expected to see the name of the leader of the Board. After reading the phrase, "The Ogbonnaya Onu-led Ministry of Science and Technology...", I also expected an unbiased mention of the name of the Chairman, Board of Directors.
Re: We Will Make Chima Igwe's PhD Scandal Report Public - ICPC by gafaardy(m): 3:03pm On Sep 11
Un!un!
Re: We Will Make Chima Igwe's PhD Scandal Report Public - ICPC by GidiWoodsMan: 3:20pm On Sep 11
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Re: We Will Make Chima Igwe's PhD Scandal Report Public - ICPC by frog12: 4:24pm On Sep 11
what enemies the man no qualify; he no qualify. may we make things work.
Re: We Will Make Chima Igwe's PhD Scandal Report Public - ICPC by IamaNigerianGuy(m): 4:28pm On Sep 11
Yeecar:

I should be the one asking you that same question...

My friend STFU. Nobody is interested in how nice he is, and discard that primordial thinking of how unnamed 'people' are after him.

Does he have a PhD or not ?
Re: We Will Make Chima Igwe's PhD Scandal Report Public - ICPC by follock007(m): 4:48pm On Sep 11
i know folks getting degrees in europe universities on credit value
Re: We Will Make Chima Igwe's PhD Scandal Report Public - ICPC by Insectkiller: 5:38pm On Sep 11
Juju, jars, otumokpo, voodoo in display...

This China igwe must be a terrible voodoo man

grin grin
Re: We Will Make Chima Igwe's PhD Scandal Report Public - ICPC by Yeecar(m): 5:40pm On Sep 11
IamaNigerianGuy:


My friend STFU. Nobody is interested in how nice he is, and discard that primordial thinking of how unnamed 'people' are after him.

Does he have a PhD or not ?
You can type that question on google...
Re: We Will Make Chima Igwe's PhD Scandal Report Public - ICPC by ppogba: 6:02pm On Sep 11
connkg:
Funny. Ethnic- tinted.

I expected to see the name of the leader of the Board. After reading the phrase, "The Ogbonnaya Onu-led Ministry of Science and Technology...", I also expected an unbiased mention of the name of the Chairman, Board of Directors.


Just the way your comment was ethnic tainted.

Mentioning Onu's name is the problem for you.

Only God knows what would have been your comment if the minister were to be from another tribe.

When it was Kemi, you shouted 'CRUCIFY HER'. When it was the NHIS Malam is was 'NAIL HIM TO THE CROSS" but now 'Ethnic tainted".

Think about these.
Re: We Will Make Chima Igwe's PhD Scandal Report Public - ICPC by connkg(m): 8:46am On Sep 12
ppogba:



Just the way your comment was ethnic tainted.

Mentioning Onu's name is the problem for you.

Only God knows what would have been your comment if the minister were to be from another tribe.

When it was Kemi, you shouted 'CRUCIFY HER'. When it was the NHIS Malam is was 'NAIL HIM TO THE CROSS" but now 'Ethnic tainted".

Think about these.

No.
My point is, there was no need for the Minister's name. It was made to appear that the Minister had something to do with the incident, since he leads the Ministry. The name of the Chairman, on the other hand, is lacking. The names of the spokesperson and all got in.
Mrs. Adeosun? NHIS? Funny. Look further afield, not here.
An ethnic taint is an ethnic taint.

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