- An academic and associate professor of Journalism, Farooq Kperogi, says one Dr Yakubu Nura of the University of Maiduguri did not win World Physics Competition
- Kperogi made the disclosure on Monday, August 12, following the frenzy the purported award generated on social media
- The professor says the organisation that conferred the award on Nuru is a well-known scam operation
- Kperogi, who expresses displeasure that many people have fallen for the scam, says the organisation, does not have a website with its own domain name
Following the frenzy on social media over World Physics Competition that was said to have been won by one Dr Yakubu Nuru of the University of Maiduguru, an academic Farooq Kperogi, has said Nura did not win such competition.
Legit.ng gathers that Kperogi made the disclosure in a Twitter thread on Monday, August 12, saying the organisation that conferred the award on Nuru is a well-known scam operation that does not have a website with its own domain name.
Nura was said to have defeated about 5,720 contenders from 97 countries to win the competition.
Kperogi said anyone who pays a fee can get any award from the organisation which then publish such on its site, adding that many Nigerians in every imaginable field have been conferred with awards by the organisation.
He said: "The “contenders” for the “awards” are always in the thousands—and from more than 90 countries in the world. But nothing in Nura’s scholarly record—and those of others who have been made “fathers” of whole disciplinary specialties by the fraudulent site—suggests that he is anywhere close to the pinnacle of his career."
Kperogi expressed displeasure that as obvious as the scam appears, news media and many Nigerians are falling for it.
He said: "It's an easily detectable scam, in my opinion. Nigerians have to be the world’s greatest suckers for cheap scams!"
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a 37-year-old Nigerian-born doctor based in the United States identified as
A quarterly journal on cancer titled Applied Radiation Oncology stated that Ene received the award at the 2019 American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) annual scientific meeting which held from April 13 to April 17 in San Diego, US.
Ene, who hails from Akpugo in Nkanu West local government area of Enugu state, won the award with his research work titled: “Anti-PD-L1 Immunotherapy Enhances Radiation-induced Abscopal Response in Glioblastoma”.
NAIJ.com (naija.ng) -> Legit.ng We have updated to serve you better
Female aerospace engineer from the Tsaigumi UAV team - on