UCJ UI Relieves NUESA Press Editor-in-Chief of His Position


Oluwatosin Adeoye

The Editor-in-Chief of the National Union of Education Students (NUESA) Press, Oladigbolu Taofik, has been impeached and expelled from Union of Campus Journalists, (UCJ) University of Ibadan, at the UCJ UI Senate sitting held on Saturday, March 2, 2024.

The decision was made known in a UCJ release stating that the decision was made in accordance with the recommendation of the Senate Disciplinary Committee after he was found guilty of financial misconduct.

“…was found guilty of various financial misconduct, ranging from misappropriation of funds, to budget padding among other activities that can tarnish the image of union”. The release read in part.

The release further stated that 4 members of NUESA Press, which included 3 members of the editorial team, had written a 114-page petition to the Union’s Senate earlier in the week, adding that the punishment is in pursuant of Section 25 (3)  of the UCJ Constitution which states that “any member who indulges in any act that may be frowned upon by the Union shall be liable to disciplinary action”.

Mr. Oladigbolu was relieved of his position as the NUESA Press Editor in Chief, expelled from UCJ UI Guild of Editors, UCJ UI Senate and his UCJ membership was retrieved.

The Editorial Board of NUESA Press was mandated to appoint an acting Editor-in-Chief within 72 hours, adding that Mr. Oladigbolu should immediately hand over all properties and funds of the Press organisation in his possession, back to the NUESA Press.

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