INVESTIGATION: Nigerian Senator caught in certificate scandal

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Foster Ogola

  •      A  few weeks ago,a confidential report was made using the leaks hinting that the senator,currently representing Bayelsa west senatorial district,has fake credentials from an unaccredited university in nigeria.

        "Senator Foster Ogola has a fake PHD. His official profile on the NAS Website says he has Phd from GMF Christain University. There is no official site for the University and it is not accredited by the NUC. THere is also no research paper or thesis to his name online. Although he got the degree in 2012" the report says.

        On his Official National Assemblyprofile, the senator is credited with having a PhD in Christain University Lagos, the same course he reportedly has an Msc. in from the Imo State University, Owerri. UPon enquiry by the International Centre for investigative Reporting (ICIR), it was revealed that the federal government has not licenced the GMF  Christain University, Lagos, where Mr Ogola claims to have earned his PhD from in 2012.

        NUC reacts

        "The Director of Corporate communications of the NAtional Universities Commission (NUC), Ibrahim Yakasi, was contacted on validity of the instition. WE have never heard of that name", he said.

     

Source : IWN Online Editor

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