Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Stella Oduah Caught Editing Her Qualifications On Wikipedia

Stella Oduah fake certificate
There is fire on the mountain. It was observed that the embattled Aviation Minister, Stella Oduah is perfecting a "scam" to deceive President Jonathan and stop him from sacking her over her false claims.

The Minister and her associates have spent the last several hours scrambling to clean up her biographies on the Internet, following revelations that she lied about her academic qualifications, Premium Times report.
“[Stella] Oduah-Ogiemwonyi received her Bachelors and Masters Degree (in Accounting and Business Administration respectively) in the United States,” her new edited profile said, without any reference to the particular university Stella Oduah attended. Biggest fraud!

News website, Sahara Reporters, had on Monday quoted authorities at St Paul’s College, where Mrs Oduah claimed she studied for Bachelor and Masters degrees, as saying they did not award her an MBA at anytime as the university does not even have a graduate school or graduate programme.
The minister is yet to respond to the allegations. Efforts by PREMIUM TIMES to get her to comment for this story were unsuccessful.

Joe Obi, her special assistant on media, did not answer or return calls.

Yakubu Datti, the spokesperson of the aviation agencies, who usually speak for her, said he was not aware of the allegation against the minister, and that he would revert after consulting the minister. He is yet to do so as at the time of publishing this.

However, this newspaper has observed an attempt by the minister and her aides to revise her profiles on the web with a view to cleaning up any reference to St. Paul’s College in her history.

Already, Stella’s biography on the website of the Ministry of Aviation has been revised, with references to St. Paul’s College now wiped out.

The Wikipedia page of the minister too has been hurriedly edited, and it now has no reference to the university Mrs. Oduah attended.

All links and reference materials on the Wikipedia page capable of linking the minister to the university that has disowned her have also been deleted.

Even the minister’s personal website has been reviewed to remove any reference to St. Paul’s College.

While the links leading to Mrs. Oduah’s foundation and photographs remain active, the other principal link, which should lead to her history page, has been deactivated.

It’s unclear whether it was being edited at the back end when PREMIUM TIMES visited the site.

Mrs. Oduah had in a resume she presented to the Senate as a ministerial nominee in 2011 indicated that she obtained a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from St. Paul’s College Lawrenceville, Virginia, United States.
But Sahara Reporters quoted the President of the college as saying his university had 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 the website’s inquiries, “We don’t offer any graduate programs here.”

The school’s website also indicates clearly that Saint Paul’s College awards only baccalaureate [bachelor’s] degrees.

Fellow Nigerians, stay alert... we are being ruled by fraud in high places...!

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