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BBC Investigation Exposes Nigerian, Ghanaian Academics Sexually Harassing Students For Grades

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In a year-long investigation, a BBC Africa Eye investigation, using undercover reporters posing as students, has revealed how female students are blackmailed and sexually harassed by male lecturers in exchange for better grades and mentorship.

The BBC invited PREMIUM TIMES for an exclusive viewing as well as an interview with Kiki Mordi, the lead reporter of the investigative documentary on Sunday.

The award-winning Africa Eye team focused its investigation on two of West Africa’s leading universities – the University of Lagos and the University of Ghana – to expose how the epidemic of sex for grades have left several victims traumatised for years.

The documentary also focuses on how lecherous academics target the most vulnerable female students – those struggling with studies, seeking admission or in search of mentors.

Through the use of secret cameras, the undercover reporters captured the gut-wrenching and cringe-inducing dialogues of four predatory lecturers from both institutions as they attempted to cajole and manipulate the undercover journalists into engaging in sexual acts with them.

Perhaps the most shocking case of the four instances of sexual harassment featured in the documentary was the case of Boniface Igbenegbu, a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Arts of the University of Lagos, who tried to manipulate an undercover reporter posing as a 17-year-old girl seeking admission into the university.

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Messi wins his 6th BALLON D’OR

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Lionel Messi wins his 6th Ballon D’or of his Career, the Argentine has been described as the Greatest Of All Time by most Football fans and the debate gets more interesting as he becomes the only Player in possession of the Award Six times.

What an incredible season he had as his long spell at FC Barcelona keeps yielding World Class achievements for him, now leading Cristiano Ronaldo with just 1 Ballon D’or ahead, what happens next who knows???

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Arsenal Manager Unai Emery has been sacked

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After a poor run of results and controversy with first team players and his captain Unai Emery departs from Arsenal at the early hours of Friday morning, Leaving after a defeat yesterday in the Europa League against Frankfurt.

The managers Job has been on the line for his inconsistency in delivering results and poor decisions of selection during match days according to the fans.

It’s a Good bye from Arsenal football club as the Club made a statement this morning about them parting ways with the Europa league winning manager.

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Dennis Emmanuel scores against Real Madrid making him the 3rd African to do So.

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Emmanuel scored In the Champions League against Real Madrid.

Emmanuel Dennis has become the third Nigerian to score against Real Madrid in the Champions League, MySportDab reports.

Dennis failed to control a cross into the box but in doing so manages to wrong foot Thibaut Courtois and bundle the ball into the net.

– Obiorah (Lokomotiv) in 2002
– Yussuf (Dinamo Kiev) in 2004
– Dennis (Club Brugge) in 2019

He has scored again! FT Real Madrid 2-2 Club Brugge.

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Messi Named Best FIFA Men’s Player

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Barcelona’s Lionel Messi won the best men’s player at the Best Fifa Football Awards in Milan.

as Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk missed out on the top prize.

It is the sixth time Messi has been voted the best player in the world.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp won the men’s coach of the year. Klopp was nominated for the award along with two other Premier League bosses – Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola and Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino.

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson was also a winner as he took the best goalkeeper prize ahead of Manchester City’s Ederson and Barcelona’s Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

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Belgium leads in the New Fifa Ranking.

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Belgium has over taken France as 1st while Nigeria makes the list as the 34th Team.

the top ten teams are Belgium, France, Brazil, England, Portugal, Uruguay, Spain, Croatia, Colombia and Argentina respectively.

Meanwhile, Senegal remain Africa’s highest-ranked nation in 20th position, with Tunisia a further nine places behind and Nigeria 34th, while Iran are wedged in between, in 23rd place, as Asia’s leading country.

However, Kosovo, (119, plus 1) have been rewarded for their valiant showing in UEFA EURO 2020 qualifying by reaching their best-ever position in the FIFA Ranking.

The Cook Islands are not ranked in the latest standings due to not playing an international “A” match in the last four years.

The next edition of the rankings will be released on October 24.

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Who will be the 2017 BBC African Footballer of the Year?

Africa’s finest footballers are celebrated every year with a prestigious award from BBC, voted for by football fans across the globe.

Former winners of the BBC African Footballer of the Year include Didier Drogba, Jay-Jay Okocha, Yaya Toure and George Weah.

But, who will join this illustrious line-up and succeed last year’s winner, Riyad Mahrez?

Winning last year’s award, Mahrez said: “It means a lot; it’s something big for African players so I am very happy, I am very proud. It’s always good to receive awards and for African players its a huge honour.”

The five shortlisted players will be unveiled on November 11 in front of a live audience at the BBC’s headquarters in London.

Television viewers will see the ceremony live on BBC World News television…

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