Study in Canada: University of Winnipeg President’s Scholarship for International Students 2018/2019

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Thursday, 31 August 2017

Study in Canada: University of Winnipeg President’s Scholarship for International Students 2018/2019



University of Winnipeg  scholarships will be given to international students who are entering any of the University’s divisions for the first time – Undergraduate, Graduate, Collegiate, Professional, Applied and Continuing Education (PACE) or English Language Program (ELP). Applicants must be involved in activities that demonstrate leadership.

Application Deadlines:

2nd June, 2017 and2nd October, 2017.

Eligible Countries: International

To be taken at (country): Canada

About the Award: The University of Winnipeg President’s Scholarship for World Leaders will be given to international students entering any of the University’s divisions for the first time  through the following ways –

Undergraduate,Graduate,Collegiate ,PACE orELP

Type: Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Eligibility: Candidates must meet the following criteria:

Have a minimum 80% admission average or equivalentBe an international studentEntering first year of any programDemonstrate exceptional leadership qualitiesApply for admission by the scholarship deadline date

Number of Awardees: 

English Language Program: 3Professional, Applied Continuing Education: 3Undergraduate: 3Collegiate: 3Graduate: 3

Value of Scholarship:

English Language Program: $3,500Professional, Applied Continuing Education: $3,500Undergraduate: $5,000Collegiate: $3,500Graduate: $5,000

How to Apply: Please submit your completed form and documents to:

Awards and Financial Aid
The University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2E9
CANADA

Only complete applications received on time will be considered. Documents sent with your application will not be returned. Scanned applications are accepted in PDF or JPG format.

Scanned applications and associated documents should be sent to [email protected]

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

India doctor fight during operation goes vira

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India doctor fight during operation goes viral


Image captionThe doctors are seen trading insults in Hindi

Two doctors in India were temporarily released from their duties after a video surfaced of them arguing while standing over a pregnant patient during an operation, their hospital says.

Footage of the incident, at the Umaid hospital in north Rajasthan, has been widely circulated, causing outrage.

A senior hospital official told the BBC that the woman and her baby are fine.

The source of the leaked video is unclear, but the official confirmed that it came from within the hospital.

Trading insults

After the video emerged online, many media reports claimed the woman pictured on the operating table gave birth to a baby who did not survive.

But Dr Ranjana Desai, the superintendent of Umaid Hospital in Jodhpur, said this was inaccurate. "By the time I saw the video and conducted an internal inquiry, the media had already reported that this baby had died," she told the BBC.

A baby did die, but not the one the media reported, she said. A few feet away, on another operating table within the same room, a different woman gave birth to a stillborn baby. "These two incidents are not linked," Dr Desai told the BBC.

In the video, which has been shared widely across media and online, the two doctors can be heard slinging insults at each other in Hindi before arguing over whether the patient had eaten before surgery.

Dr Desai identified the two doctors as Dr Ashok Nanival and Dr Mathura Lal Tak.

She said that the two doctors were not formally suspended, but had been released from their duties at the hospital while they proceed with an internal inquiry. Additionally, the hospital is in the process of collecting statements from staff to find out who shot the video and how it came to be leaked.

The Rajasthan High Court has ordered the hospital to submit a report, while they proceed with a separate state level investigation into the incident.

Ehiz,Davido Wizkid Makes Africa's Top 100 Most Influential Youths 2017

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Ehiz,Davido Wizkid Makes Africa's Top 100 Most Influential Youths 2017


Yesterday,the Africa Youth Award released a long list of its top 100 most influential youths in the continent for the year 2017..See the list below

See The Full List Arranged In Alphabetlcal Order;

1. Achaleke Christian Leke
2. Aigbe Omoregie 
3. AKA 
4. Akani Simbine 
5. Albert Kusl 
6. Ali Kiba 
7. Alloysius Attah 
8. Alma: Ayana 
9. Amel Bouchoucha 
10. Ameyaw Debrah 
11. Arm Sobhy 
12. Anta Babacar N. Bathily 
13. Asamoah Cyan 
14. Asma Khaiifa 
15. Bashir Ahmad 
16. Berla Mundi 
17. Bonang Matheba 
18. Bongani Baloyi 
19. Boniface Mwangl 
20. Bosun Tijani 
21. Cassper Nyovest 
22. Caster Semenya 
23. Catherine Constantinides 
24. Cyprian Nyakundi 
25. Damien Mouzoun 
26. Damllola Oluwatoyinbo 
27. Davido 
28. Diamond Platnumz 
29. Diana Elizabeth Michael 
30. DJ Arafat 
31. DJ Zinhle 
32. Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng 
33. Dr. Kelechi Anyikude 
34. Ehiz 
35. Ekow Mensah 
36. Elijah Amoo Addo 
37. Ellen Chilemba 
38. Eric Kinoti 
39. Fiaviana Matata 
40. Francine Muyumba 
41. Frederick Bohasu 
42. Gakii Biriri 
43. Gigi Ibrahim 
44. Gwendolyne Halie 
45. Hlomela Bucwa 
46. Hon. Samaila Suleiman 
47. lbtissam Tiskat 
48. llwad Eiman 
49. Ines Boubakn' 
50. ltumeleng Khune 
51. Jean Bosco Nzeyimana 
52. Jessica Francisca Colaco 
53. Jimi Tewe 
54. Johnson Sakaja 
55. Jokate Mwegelo 
56. Julius Malema 
57. Kansiime Anne 
58. Kelvin Doe 
59. Khoudia Diop 
60. Knight Ganje 
61. Larry Madowo 
62. Lilian Makoi 
63. Ludovlc Blyong 
64. Maps Maponyane 
65. Mark Angel 
66. Mercy Johnson Okojie 
67. Mike Chllewe Jnr 
68. Millard Ayo 
69. Mumbi Ndungu 
70. Muna Onuzo-iyanam 
71. Mutoba Ngoma 
72. Nana Diaby 
73. Nancy Sibo 
74. Nancy Sumari 
75. Nasty c 
76. Plerre~E. Aubameyang 
77. Randy Osae Bediako 
78. Riyad Mahrez 
79. Robtel Neajai Paiiey
80. Sadie Mane 
81. Salimatou Fatty 
82. Samson Itodo 
83. Sandile Shezi 
84. Sarkodie 
85. Shana Wale 
86. siyanda Mohutsiwa 
87. Sonia Mugabe 
88. Souhila Ben Lachhab 
89. Sylvia Kakyo 
90. Teacher Mpamire 
91. Tebogo Ditshego 
92. Thabo Msibi 
93. Toke Makinwe 
94. Tonye Rex Idaminabo 
95. Toyosi Akerele 
96. Uche Pedro 
97. Victoria lbiwoye 
98. Wizkid 
99. Vasmin Mahfouz 
100.Vasmine El Baggari 

Blind man arraigned for watching child pornography

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Blind man arraigned for watching child pornography

A 44-year old British man has been arraigned for watching the “worst variety” of child pornography, despite the fact that he’s actually blind.

Andrew Shaw whose wife is also blind in support of her husband were helped into the Blackpool Magistrates Court by their guide dogs.

According to the Blackpool Gazette, Shaw faces three counts of possessing 71 obscene images of children on his computer. Twelve of the images are alleged to be of the worst variety.

His lawyer Allan Cobain said: “This is an unusual case as my client is registered blind. He has no sight in one eye and only a small amount in the other. It may be argued that difficulty with his vision makes it difficult for him to put an age to images he downloads. He may think he is looking at 16-year-olds.”

He successfully asked magistrates to adjourn proceedings so that the Crown Prosecution Service could look at the file again.

JUST IN: Universities, polytechnics, colleges of educations release cutoff marks: see cut offs marks for all the schools

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JUST IN: Universities, polytechnics, colleges of education release full list for admission cut-off mark

Nigerian tertiary institutions in Nigeria have fixed cut-off marks for admissions into their first year.

xclusivefx.com gathered that the cut-off marks, decided by the Senate and management of each institution, have also been sent to JAMB. See the full list below:

1 AFE BABALOLA UNIVERSITY, ADO-EKITI, EKITI STATE 180

2 COVENANT UNIVERSITY, CANAAN LAND, OTA, OGUN STATE 180

3 ODUDUWA UNIVERSITY, IPETUMODU, OSUN STATE 180

4 PAN-ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY, AHMED ONIBUDO STREET, VICTORIA ISLAND, LAGOS STATE 180

5 VERITAS UNIVERSITY, ABUJA, FCT 180 6 RITMAN UNIVERSITY,IKOT-EKPENE, AKWA-IBOM STATE 180

7 ADEYEMI COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, ONDO STATE. (AFFL TO OAU, ILE-IFE) 180

8 PIAGET COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, IBARA, ABEOKUTA, OGUN STATE 180

9 BABCOCK UNIVERSITY, ILISHAN-REMO, OGUN STATE 170

10 BINGHAM UNIVERSITY, KARU, NASARAWA STATE 170

11 LANDMARK UNIVERSITY, OMU-ARAN, KWARA STATE 170

12 REDEEMERS UNIVERSITY, OGUN STATE 170

13 EDO UNIVERSITY, IYAMHO, EDO STATE 160

14 AL- HIKMAH UNIVERSITY, ILORIN, KWARA STATE 160

15 AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, YOLA, ADAMAWA STATE 160

16 AJAYI CROWTHER UNIVERSITY, OYO, OYO STATE 160

17 BAZE UNIVERSITY, ABUJA, FCT 160

18 BELLS UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, OTA, OGUN STATE 160

19 GODFREY OKOYE UNIVERSITY, URGWUOMU- NIKE, ENUGU STATE 160

20 JOSEPH AYO BABALOLA UNIVERSITY, IKEJI-ARAKEJI, EKITI STATE 160

21 KWARARAFA UNIVERSITY, WUKARI, TARABA STATE 160

22 MADONNA UNIVERSITY, OKIJA, IMO STATE 160

23 PAUL UNIVERSITY, AWKA, ANAMBRA STATE 160

24 HALLMARK UNIVERSITY,IJEBU-ITELE,OGUN STATE 160

25 AUGUSTINE UNIVERSITY, ILARA, LAGOS, LAGOS STATE 160

26 NANA AISHAT MEMORIAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, KWARA STATE 160

27 LEAD CITY UNIVERSITY, IBADAN, OYO STATE 150

28 NIGERIA TURKISH NILE UNIVERSITY, ABUJA, FCT 150

29 OBONG UNIVERSITY, OBONG, NTAK, AKWA IBOM 150

30 SALEM UNIVERSITY, LOKOJA, KOGI STATE 150

31 JIBWIS COLLEGE OF ARABIC AND ISLAMIC EDUCATION, GOMBE, GOMBE STATE 150

32 UNIVERSITY OF MKAR, GBOKO, BENUE STATE 140
33 CATHOLIC INSTITUTION OF WEST AFRICA, PORT HARCOURT. (AFFL TO UNIV OF CALABAR) 140

34 KINSEY COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, ILORIN, KWARA STATE 140

35 LESSEL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, LESSEL, USHONGO LGA, BENUE STATE 140

36 ECWA COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, IGBAJA, KWARA STATE 140

37 ACHIEVERS UNIVERSITY OWO, ONDO STATE 120

38 ADELEKE UNIVERSITY, EDE, OSUN STATE 120

39 CALEB UNIVERSITY, IMOTA, LAGOS STATE 120

40 CARITAS UNIVERSITY, AMORJI-NIKE, ENUGU, ENUGU STATE 120

41 FOUNTAIN UNIVERSITY, OSOGBO, OSUN STATE 120

42 NOVENA UNIVERSITY, OGUME, DELTA STATE 120

43 RENAISSANCE UNIVERSITY, OJIAGU-AGBANI, ENUGU, ENUGU STATE 120

44 EVANGEL UNIVERSITY, AKAEZE, EBONYI STATE 120

45 McPHERSON UNIVERSITY, SERIKI SOTAYO, OGUN STATE 120

46 SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, OKUN-OWA, OGUN STATE 120

47 SAMUEL ADEGBOYEGA UNIVERSITY, OGWA, EDO STATE 120

48 WELLSPRING UNIVERSITY, IRHIHI-OGBANEKI, BENIN CITY, EDO STATE 120

49 WESTERN DELTA UNIVERSITY, OGHARA, DELTA STATE 120

50 WESLEY UNIVERSITY, ONDO, ONDO STATE 120

51 SUMMIT UNIVERITY, OFFA, KWARA STATE 120

52 EDWIN CLARK UNIVERSITY, KIAGBODO, DELTA STATE 120

53 HEZEKIAH UNIVERSITY, UMUDI, IMO STATE 120

54 KINGS UNIVERSITY, ODE-OMU, OSUN STATE 120

55 ARTHUR JARVIS UNIVERSITY, AKPABUYO, CROSS RIVER STATE. 120

56 CROWN HILL UNIVERSITY, EIYENKORIN, KWARA STATE. 120

57 CLIFFORD UNIVERSITY, OWERRINTTA, ABIA STATE. 120

58 COAL CITY UNIVERSITY, ENUGU, ENUGU STATE. 120

59 IPERE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, AGYARAGU, NASARAWA STATE 120

60 CORONA COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, LEKKI, LAGOS STATE 120

61 TANSIAN UNIVERSITY, OBA, ANAMBRA STATE 110

62 JIGAWA STATE COLLEGE OF ISLAMIC AND LEGAL STUDIES, RINGIM, JIGAWA STATE 100

63 COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, KATSINA-ALA, BENUE STATE 100

64 GBOKO COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, GBOKO, BENUE STATE 100

65 HILL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, GWANJI, AKWANGA, NASARAWA STATE 100

66 INSTITUTE OF ECUMENICAL EDUCATION, THINKER CORNER, ENUGU, ENUGU STATE 100

67 ST. AUGUSTINE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION (PROJECT TIME), YABA, LAGOS STATE 100

68 PAN AFRICAN COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, OFFA, KWARA STATE 100

69 FESTMED COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, AJOWA,ONDO STATE 120

70 SUNNAH COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, BAUCHI, BAUCHI STATE 140

71 BIGA COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, ARKILLA, FEDERAL-LOW COST, NASARAWA, SOKOTO STATE 120

72 DIAMOND COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, ABA, ABIA STATE 120

73 ABUBAKAR TATARI ALI POLYTECHNIC, BAUCHI, BAUCHI STATE 120

74 COLLEGE OF ARTS, SCIENCE AND REMEDIAL STUDIES, KANO STATE 100

75 FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION(TECH.), BICHI, BAUCHI STATE 140

76 FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION (TECH.), GOMBE, GOMBE STATE 100

77 FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION (TECH.) (FEMALE ONLY), GUSAU, ZAMFARA STATE 120

78 FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION (TECH.), OMOKU, RIVERS STATE 100

79 FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION (TECH.), POTISKUM, YOBE STATE 140

80 FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION (TECH.), UMUNZE, ANAMBRA STATE 120

81 COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, AGBOR, DELTA STATE 180

82 CROSS RIVER STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, AKAMKPA, CROSS RIVER STATE 100

83 AKWA-IBOM STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, AFAHA-NSIT, AKWA IBOM STATE 130

84 COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, AKWANGA, NASARAWA STATE 150

85 COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, ANKPA, KOGI STATE 100

86 ADAMU AUGIE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, ARGUNGU, KEBBI STATE 100

87 AMINU SALEH COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, AZARE, BAUCHI STATE 100

88 EMMANUEL ALAYANDE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, OYO, OYO STATE 100

89 ENUGU STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION (TECH.) ENUGU ABAKALIKI RD. ENUGU STATE. 100

90 UMAR SULEIMAN COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, GASHUA, GOMBE STATE 120

91 COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, GIDAN-WAYA, KAFANCHAN, KADUNA STATE 120

92 COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, GINDIRI, PLATEAU STATE 120

93 JIGAWA STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, GUMEL, JIGAWA STATE 130

94 TAI SOLARIN COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, IJEBU-ODE, OGUN STATE 100

95 COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, IKERE, EKITI STATE 100

96 COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, ILESHA, OSUN STATE 100

97 NWAFOR ORIZU COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, NSUGBE. (AFFL TO UNIV OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA) 180

98 OSUN STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, ILESA, OSUN STATE. (AFFL TO UNIV OF IBADAN) 100

99 THE SAMUEL BILL THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE, ABAK, AKWA IBOM STATE.(AFFL TO UNIV OF UYO) 100

100 ST. AUGUSTINE’S COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, AKOKA, LAGOS (AFFL TO UNIV OF IBADAN) 120

101 FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, OBUDU(AFFL TO UNIVERSITY OF CALABAR) 130

102 FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION(TECH.)UMUNZE( AFFL TO NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIV, AWKA) 180

103 FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION(TECH.) OMOKU(AFFL TO UNIV OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA) 130

104 UMAR SULEIMAN COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, GASHUA(AFFL TO UNIMAID, MAIDUGURI) 150

105 COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, WARRI (AFFLIATED TO DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY, ABRAKA, DELTA) 180

106 FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUC. (SPECIAL), OYO, OYO STATE 120

107 COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, KATSINA-ALA, BENUE STATE. (AFFL TO UNIV OF CALABAR) 120

108 KASHIM IBRAHIM COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, MAIDUGURI , BORNO STATE.(AFFL TO UNIMAID) 120

109 SHEHU SHAGARI COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, SOKOTO (AFFL TO UDU, SOKOTO) 120

110 ABUBAKAR TATARI ALI POLYTECHNIC, BAUCHI STATE. (AFFILIATED TO ATBU BAUCHI) 180

111 ST. ALBERT THE GREAT MAJOR SEMINARY, ABEOKUTA. (AFFL. TO UNIVERSITY OF BENIN) 200

112 NIGERIAN AIR FORCE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, KADUNA, KADUNA STATE 130

113 AUCHI POLYTECHNIC, AUCHI, EDO STATE 150

114 FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, ADO-EKITI, EKITI STATE 160

115 AKANU IBIAM FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, UNWANA, AFIKPO, EBONYI STATE 100

116 FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, BAUCHI, BAUCHI STATE 150

117 FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, BALI, TARABA STATE 100

118 FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, EDE, OSUN STATE 150

119 FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, EKOWE, BAYELSA STATE 100

120 FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, IDAH, KOGI STATE 140

121 FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC,ILARO, OGUN STATE 150

122 FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, KAURA/NAMODA, ZAMFARA STATE 150

123 FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, NASSARAWA, NASARAWA STATE 150

124 FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, NEKEDE, IMO STATE 180

125 FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, OFFA, KWARA STATE 150

126 FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, OKO, ANAMBRA STATE 120

127 KADUNA POLYTECHNIC, KADUNA, KADUNA STATE 150

128 HUSSAINI ADAMU FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, KAZAURE, JIGAWA STATE 100 129 FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, UKANA, AKWA IBOM STATE 150

130 ABIA STATE POLYTECHNIC, ABA, ABIA STATE 130

131 ABDUL-GUSAU POLYTECHNIC, TALATA-MAFARA, ZAMFARA STATE 150

132 AKWA-IBOM STATE POLYTECHNIC, IKOT-OSURUA, AKWA IBOM STATE 150

133 ABUBAKAR TATARI ALI POLYTECHNIC, BAUCHI, BAUCHI STATE 120

134 COLLEGE OF ADMINISTRATIVE AND BUSINESS STUDIES, POTISKUM, YOBE STATE 150

135 D.S. ADEGBENRO ICT POLYTECHNIC, ITORI, OGUN STATE 100

136 OGUN STATE INSTITUTE OF TECH(FORMERLY GATEWAY ICT POLY), IGBESA, OGUN STATE 100

137 THE POLYTECHNIC, IBADAN, OYO STATE 150

138 JIGAWA STATE POLYTECHNIC, DUTSE, JIGAWA STATE 100

139 KANO STATE POLYTECHNIC, KANO, KANO STATE 120

140 HASSAN USMAN KATSINA POLYTECHNIC, KATSINA, KATSINA STATE 120

141 KOGI STATE POLYTECHNIC, LOKOJA, KOGI STATE 100

142 KWARA STATE POLYTECHNIC, ILORIN, KWARA STATE 150

143 LAGOS STATE POLY, IKORODU, LAGOS STATE 150

144 NASARAWA STATE POLYTECHNIC, LAFIA, NASARAWA STATE 150

145 DELTA STATE POLYTECHNIC, OGWASHI-UKU, DELTA STATE 150

146 OSUN STATE POLYTECHNIC, IREE, OSUN STATE 110

147 DELTA STATE POLYTECHNIC, OTEFE, DELTA STATE 150

148 DELTA STATE POLYTECHNIC, OZORO, DELTA STATE 150

149 UMARU ALI SHINKAFI POLYTECHNIC, SOKOTO, SOKOTO STATE 140

150 ADAMAWA STATE POLYTECHNIC, YOLA, ADAMAWA STATE 120

151 RAMAT POLYTECHNIC, MAIDUGURI, BORNO STATE 150

152 PORT HARCOURT POLYTECHNIC, RUMUOLA, PORT HARCOURT, RIVERS STATE 150

153 RIVERS STATE COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCE, IKWERRE RD, RUMUEME, PORT HARCOURT 120

154 KENULE BENSON SARO-WIWA POLYTECHNIC, BORI, RIVERS STATE 100 155 RUFUS GIWA POLYTECHNIC, OWO, ONDO STATE 150

156 NIGER STATE POLYTECHNIC, ZUNGERU, NIGER STATE 150

157 GBOKO POLYTECHNICS, GBOKO, BENUE STATE 130

158 ALLOVER CENTRAL POLYTECHNIC, LYNSON CHEMICAL AVENUE , OTA OGUN STATE 130

159 DORBEN POLYTECHNIC, BWARI-GARAM ROAD, FCT-ABUJA 100

160 FIDEI POLYTECHNIC, GBOKO, BENUE STATE 150

161 GRACE POLYTECHNIC, LAGOS, LAGOS STATE 100

162 HERITAGE POLYTECHNIC, IKOT UDOTA, AKWA IBOM STATE 100

163 IGBAJO POLYTECHNIC, IGBAJO, OSUN STATE 100

164 LIGHT HOUSE POLYTECHNIC, EUBUOBANOSA, EDO STATE 100

165 NOGAK POLYTECHNIC, MILE 2 ROAD, IKOM, CROSS RIVER STATE 100 166

THE POLYTECHNIC, IMESI-ILE, OSUN STATE 100 167 RONIK POLYTECHNIC, IKEJA, LAGOS STATE 150

168 WOLEX POLYTECHNIC, IKEJA, LAGOS STATE 140

169 KALAC CHRISTAL POLYTECHNIC, 1A SIKIRU ADEWALE STR, SANGOTEDO, LEKKI, LAGOS STATE 120

170 THE IBARAPA POLYTECHNIC, ERUWA, OYO STATE 100

171 UYO CITY POLYTECHNIC, UYO, AKWA-IBOM STATE 150

172 THE POLYTECHNIC IGBO-OWU, OFF ASA DAM, OSERE ROAD JUNCTION, ILORIN, KWARA STATE 100

173 BOLMOR POLYTECHNIC, 33 OLD IFE ROAD, PMB 32, AGODI IBADAN, OYO STATE 100

174 IBADAN CITY POLYTECHNIC, IBADAN, OYO STATE 100

175 ST MARY POLYTECHNIC, KWAMBA, SULEJA, NIGER STATE 120

176 PRIME POLYTECHNICS, JIDDA BASSA, AJAOKUTA, KOGI STATE 100

177 GLOBAL POLYTECHNIC, OYEMEKUN ROAD, AKURE, ONDO STATE 110

178 SURE FOUNDATION POLYTECHNIC, IKOT AKAI, AKWA IBOM STATE 120

179 TRINITY POLYTECHNIC, UYO, AKWA IBOM STATE 100

180 LENS POLYTECHNIC, OFFA, KWARA STATE. 100

181 BAYERO UNIVERSITY, KANO, KANO STATE 180

182 UNIVERSITY OF BENIN, BENIN CITY, EDO STATE 200

183 FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, GASHUA, YOBE STATE 140 184 FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, GUSAU, ZAMFARA STATE 150

185 FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, BIRNIN-KEBBI, KEBBI STATE 160 186 FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, LOKOJA, KOGI STATE 180

187 BEST SOLUTION POLYTECHNIC, AKURE, ONDO STATE. 100

188 FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, WUKARI, TARABA STATE 180

189 FEDERAL COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCE TECH, HOTORO GRA EXT, KANO, KANO STATE 100

190 FEDERAL COLLEGE OF ORTHOPEDIC TECHNOLOGY, IGBOBI, LAGOS STATE 150

191 FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, DUTSE, JIGAWA STATE 160 192 FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, NDUFU-ALIKE, EBONYI STATE 180

193 FEDERAL COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, ISHIAGU, EBONYI STATE 100

194 FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, OYE-EKITI, EKITI STATE 150

195 UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN, IBADAN, OYO STATE 200

196 UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN, ILORIN, KWARA STATE 180

197 FEDERAL COOPERATIVE COLLEGE, IBADAN P.M.B. 5033, ELEYELE, IBADAN, OYO STATE 100

198 UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS, LAGOS STATE 200

199 FEDERAL COOPERATIVE COLLEGE, KADUNA ABUJA RD JUNCTION, KADUNA, KADUNA STATE 130

200 UNIVERSITY OF MAIDUGURI, BORNO STATE 180

201 FEDERAL COLLEGE OF FRESHWATER FISHERIES TECHNOLOGY, BAGA, BORNO STATE 100

202 OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY, ILE-IFE, OSUN STATE 200

203 FEDERAL COLLEGE OF FORESTRY, MECHANISATION, AFAKA, KADUNA, KADUNA STATE 130

204 UNIVERSITY OF PORT-HARCOURT, RIVERS STATE 180

205 FEDERAL COLLEGE OF FORESTRY TECHNOLOGY, IBADAN, OYO STATE 120

206 FEDERAL COLLEGE OF FORESTRY, JOS, PLATEAU STATE 145

207 USMANU DANFODIO UNIVERSITY, SOKOTO, SOKOTO STATE 180

208 FEDERAL COLLEGE OF FISHERIES AND MARINE TECHNOLOGY, VICTORIA ISLAND LAGOS STATE 140

209 NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY, AWKA, ANAMBRA STATE 180

210 FEDERAL COLLEGE OF LAND RESOURCES TECHNOLOGY, OWERRI, IMO STATE 150

211 UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA NSUKKA, ENUGU STATE 200

212 FEDERAL COLLEGE OF HORTICULTURE, DADIN KOWA, GOMBE STATE 120

213 UNIVERSITY OF UYO, AKWA IBOM STATE 180

214 FEDERAL SCHOOL OF SURVEYING, OYO, OYO STATE 170

215 MICHAEL OKPARA UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE, UMUDIKE, ABIA STATE 180

216 ABUBAKAR TAFAWA BALEWA UNIVERSITY, BAUCHI, BAUCHI STATE 180

217 FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, OWERRI, IMO STATE 180

218 FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, MINNA, NIGER STATE 180

219 NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY, UROMI, EDO STATE 150

220 MODIBO ADAMA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, YOLA, ADAMAWA STATE 180

221 PETROLEUM TRAINING INSTITUTE, EFFURUN, DELTA STATE 100

222 BINYAMINU USMAN POLYTECHNIC, HADIJIA, JIGAWA STATE 130

223 AKPERAN ORSHI COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, YANDEV, BENUE STATE 100

224 ADAMAWA STATE UNIVERSITY, MUBI, ADAMAWA STATE 170

225 AKWA IBOM STATE UNIVERSITY, IKOT-AKPADEN, AKWA IBOM STATE 180

226 BAUCHI STATE UNIVERSITY, GADAU, BAUCHI STATE 140

227 CROSS RIVERS UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, CALABAR, CROSS RIVERS STATE 150

228 EKITI STATE UNIVERSITY, ADO-EKITI, EKITI STATE 180

229 ENUGU STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, ENUGU, ENUGU STATE 180

230 IGNATIUS AJURU UNIVERSITY OF EDUCATION, PORT HARCOURT, RIVERS STATE 130

231 SULE LAMIDO UNIVERSITY, KAFIN HAUSA, JIGAWA STATE 170

232 KEBBI STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, ALIRO, KEBBI STATE 150

233 KANO UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, WUDIL, KANO STATE 160

234 LAGOS STATE UNIVERSITY, OJO, LAGOS STATE 190

235 LADOKE AKINTOLA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, OGBOMOSO, OYO STATE 180

236 ONDO STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, OKITIPUPA, ONDO STATE 180

237 SOKOTO STATE UNIVERSITY, SOKOTO, SOKOTO STATE 160

238 TAI SOLARIN UNIVERSITY OF EDUCATION, IJAGUN, OGUN STATE 170

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True or False? : Men lie more than women

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Wednesday, 30 August 2017

It's official – men really are more dishonest than women.

While women typically avoid being honest to save someone’s feelings, men tend to fib to save them money or win an argument.

The average man fibs, or avoids having to tell the truth four times a week. In contrast, women stretch the truth three times a week.
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The most common lie is saying 'I'm fine' when you are upset, the poll of 2,000 British adults shows.
In second place is saying you like a gift, when you don't, followed by hiding the truth over the cost of an item

Men are also more likely to be deceitful to get someone else out of trouble, get them something they want or make them sound more interesting or better than they really are.

The most common lie is saying ‘I’m fine’ when you are upset, the poll of 2,000 British adults shows.

In second place is saying you like a gift, when you don’t, followed by hiding the truth over the cost of an item and lying about how ill you are.

Other untruths include ones relating to finances, not mentioning it when you have been undercharged and complimenting food you don't like.

Telling someone they look good in an outfit which doesn't really suit them, how much alcohol you have had to drink and being given too much change but keeping quiet about it completed the top ten.

We also admitted to lying in job interviews, on a CV, when dealing with insurance claims or applications, pretending to have sent an email or letter when they haven't and where, or who they have been with.

Other common untruths include ones relating to finances, not mentioning it when you have been undercharged and complimenting food you didn't enjoy eating

Other lies to feature in the top 25 include how old you are and whether you are a smoker.

But almost half of adults admit they have been caught out when not telling the truth - usually by their partner, parents or their boss.

And 42 per cent say being dishonest has got them into trouble with 27 per cent admitting they lost friends over it.

Others said they were never trusted by that person again, lost their job or relationship or struggled to get an insurance claim paid out.

The study of 2,000 Brits found that six in ten consider themselves to be 'very' honest, with another 38 per cent saying they usually tell the truth.

‘White lies or fibs are harmless but lying on your CV or in a job interview, or when talking to insurance companies can have serious consequences,’ said a spokesman for the comparison site

PayingTooMuch.com which commissioned the study.  

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My wife declares night vigil whenever I ask for sex – Man cries out in court

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A man, Kolade Atanda, has told an Oja Oba/Mapo Customary Court, Mapo, Ibadan, Oyo State that his wife, Dupe Atanda always declares night vigil whenever he demands for sex.

He said she also told him that their kids were not his.

The frustrated man, who approached the court seeking divorce, narrated his ordeal before the President of the court, Ademola Odunade.

Kolade told the court, “My wife denied me of two things which are important to me. These are sex and access to my two children.

“Her mother indirectly runs our home because she takes orders from her, but flouts every instruction I give her.

“As a result of this I feel inadequate as a man.

“I can’t tolerate this anymore. Please, separate us and give me custody of the children.

“I got married to my wife eight years ago and for those years, she refused to work.

“I got her a job through the help of my boss, but she refused to resume work on the stipulated day, ”he said.

“She denied me sex. Any night I demanded for sex, she would tell me her mother told her to pray throughout that night or attend a vigil in her church.

“I encouraged her to enroll for a part time Higher Diploma Degree (HND) course, but she failed to complete the programme.

“She made me believe she was nearly through with the course and that she was working on her project which she collected N90,000 for from me.

“She lied concerning the project for more than two years. The truth was finally revealed when my friend who lectures in her school helped me to check her result.

“He told me she performed woefully in all her courses and that she was not working on any project.

“I reported her to her mother who took side with her.

“Her mum told me she never offered her daughter’s hand to me in marriage. She added that she was already engaged to someone who fared better than I did.

“I told her she shouldn’t have taken the food items and money my family members presented to her and her husband during our traditional wedding.

“My lord, my wife and her mother told me I have no claim on our children because they are not mine.

“She later moved out of my home with the children and took my belongings like deep freezer, watching machine, mattresses among others along with her.

“She called my father some few days back and threatened to deal with him if he refused to restrain me from coming to court, “he told the court.

The woman, however failed to show up in court after being served court summon twice.
The judge, Odunade, after listening to the plaintiff adjourned the case till September 7, for judgment.

Update – NIMC National ID Card is Out, Check If Your ID is Ready, May 2011 – June 2017 Enrollment

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Update – NIMC National ID Card is Out, Check If Your ID is Ready, May 2011 – June 2017 Enrollment


The National Identification Management Commission (NIMC), has announced the web portal, that will help participants check if their NIMC National ID Card is out, and not the temporary card. For those that registered between May 2011 – June 2017, can now login and check if your ID is ready for collection by following the simple steps below:

Follow the apply link belowClick the proceed buttonFill in your First Name, Last Name and the Last 6-digits of your National Identification Number (NIN)

Also as explained by the NIMC’s Director of Technical Services, the new e-ID card can also serve as a cash card. So the card holder can withdraw money in any place. Moreover, especially within the West African sub-region, it soon would become possible to travel with this card only, passport-free.

New: The e-Identification (eID) Card can also be used as an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) Card in any Automated Teller Machine (ATM) around the world.

Man caught preparing ‘pepper’ soup with human intestines

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Tuesday, 29 August 2017


Roland Peter, the suspected cannibal and kidnapper

MEN of the Rivers State Police Command have arrested a suspected cannibal and member of a notorious kidnap gang, Roland Peter, for killing, beheading and using the liver and intestines of his victim to prepare ‘pepper’ soup and plantain pottage for himself and his gang.

The suspect was among the kidnappers that abducted, killed and beheaded one Pastor Samuel Okpara from Edoha in Ahoada East Local Government Area of the state on August 15, 2017.

State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Zaki Ahmed, who spoke with newsmen while parading Peter and 22 other suspects at the State Command in Port Harcourt, explained that the suspect was also in possession of riffles belonging to the gang.

He disclosed that the kidnap gang, including the leader, who was simply identified as Justus and also known as High Tension, had been terrorising some part of Ahoada East LGA.

Ahmed said, “The Command, in continuation of her onslaught against kidnapping, arrested one Roland Peter, a member of a notorious gang that kidnapped Pastor Samuel Okpara from Edoha Ahoada East LGA in Rivers State on August 15, 2017.

“Pastor Okpara was kidnapped, beheaded and his liver and intestines were used to prepare pepper soup and plantain pottage. He was arrested while preparing the meal for his gang.

“He (Peter) is also alleged to be in possession of the gang’s riffles. The leader of the gang is one Justus (surname unknown), but popularly known as High Tension from Abarikpo in Ahoada LGA. The suspect (Peter) is helping the police in their investigation.”

Kanu says his arresters will die

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…Insists no guber poll in Anambra
Political Editor aba—Leader of the Independent People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has rebuffed insinuations of his re-arrest, saying that anyone attempting to do so will die.

Kanu has also insisted that the governorship election scheduled to hold in Anambra State this November will not hold and that elections will not hold in the Southeast in 2019 under the prevailing federal structure.

Nnamdi Kanu Kanu spoke yesterday at the Boys Technical College (BTC) in Aba, Abia State, in response to submissions by federal authorities that he had violated the terms of his bail condition.

Affirming that he was on an unstoppable mission, the IPOB leader said: “Where we are, is Biafra Land. Aba is the spiritual capital of Biafra land.

We started in Aba in 2015 at CKC (Christ the King Catholic Cathedral.) “That day, heaven authenticated our move that IPOB will restore Biafra and that’s what we’ve come to do.

We died in Aba; at National High School. “They shot and killed us in other places in Biafra land when they were protesting for my release. As our people rest in the grave, we’ll never rest until Biafra is restored.

I don’t care what they say in Abuja. I don’t give a damn what they say in Lagos. “I’m a Biafran and we are going to crumble the zoo.

Some idiots who are not educated said that they’ll arrest me, and I ask them to come. I’m in Biafra land. If any of them leaves Biafra land alive know that this is not IPOB. Tell them that’s what I said.

“Tell Buhari that I’m in Aba and any person who comes to arrest Nnamdi Kanu in Biafra land will die here. I’ll never go on exile I assure you. “Some people talk about restructuring, are we doing restructuring of Nigeria now? Are we doing fiscal federalism? Are we doing devolution? What we want is Biafra! “Forget all the nonsense they write about us.

We are not slowing down and no man born of a woman can stop us. “They thought we are joking but God gave us a simple message that no one can stop us. The movement to restore Biafra is unstoppable. “The message of heaven is what I bring to you. Don’t be afraid. The plans of our enemies are not going to be actualized.

The enemies are planning, but we are formidable. “We are going to boycott Anambra State election. After Anambra 2017, in 2019, there’ll be no elections in Biafra land. Signed and sealed. My message is that there’ll not be elections in Biafra land ever again until they give us date for referendum.”

UI releases cut-off marks for post utme

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Monday, 28 August 2017


This is to inform prospective candidates who made University of Ibadan their first choice, parents and other stakeholders that following the Policy meeting chaired by the Honourable Minister of Education in Abuja on Tuesday, 22 August, 2017, the 2017/18 admission exercise in the University will commence very soon. Candidates are therefore requested to note the criteria for the admission exercise as listed below:

UTME CUT-OFF POINT FOR THE UNIVERSITY

The Institutional UTME cut-off point for the University is still 200 marks. Therefore, only candidates who scored 200 and above are eligible to participate in the screening exercise that will take place at a time to be announced later. For the avoidance of doubt, any candidate with a score below 200 will not be considered for the screening.

POST UTME SCREENING

Candidates are requested to note that a written post UTME screening exercise will be held at a date to be communicated very soon. To this effect, candidates are advised to be on the lookout for the date and other modalities for the written test.

The authentic website from which all details about the post UTME exercise can be obtained is http://www.edu.ui.ng. The University will not take any responsibility for any misleading and fraudulent information that may be obtained from any other website apart from the official University website.

CENTRAL ADMISSION PROCESSING SYSTEM (CAPS).

The 2017/18 admission exercise will be based on the Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS), a system designed by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to automate the admissions process to tertiary institutions. The system introduces a number of innovations into the admission process.

These include opportunities for candidates to confirm provisional admissions thus eliminating cases of multiple admission or ignorance about admission status. Candidates are therefore advised to familiarize themselves with the process to enable them check and track their admission status at any point in time on the JAMB portal.

LOGIN IN OF BIODATA

Candidates will be able to login their biodata, prelude the post UTME screening with effect from the last week in August, 2017. Candidates should therefore be on the lookout for the opening of the portal. Please note that there will not be any extension to the closing date of the portal as the University is running behind schedule.

JUST IN: Tony Nwoye Wins APC Anambra Governorship Ticket

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Sunday, 27 August 2017


Tony Nwoye

A 42-year medical doctor, Tony Nwoye has emerged the governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress in the November 18 poll in Anambra State.

Nwoye, in what was adjudged a very transparent and peaceful primary, beat Senator Andy Uba and APC’s national auditor, George Moghalu, and nine others to clinched the ticket.

He polled 2146 votes, while his nearest rival, Uba got 931 votes.

Moghalu polled a total of 525 votes to come third in the race. Barth Nnaji, who came fourth in the contest, scored 414 votes.

Born on 13th September 1974, Nwoye went to Metropolitan Secondary School, Onitsha for his secondary education from where he proceeded to study medicine at the University of Nigeria, Enugu campus and Ebonyi State University where he was sworn in as a medical doctor.

Nwoye started his political career as a medical student where he functioned in different capacities. He later became the first medical student to become the speaker of the student union house of representatives in the University of Nigeria. He received an award from the then Vice Chancellor, Prof Ginigeme Mbanefo, for the role he played in fighting cultism in the school.

He became the national president of National Association Nigerian Students in December 2003.

He became Assistant Secretary of the Executive Committee of the Anambra State PDP in 2005 and by 2006 at the age of 31, he became the Chairman of the State Executive Committee of the Anambra State PDP.

In 2013 he contested for the governorship seat of the state on the platform of the PDP where he came second to the incumbent governor of the state, Willie Obiano of the All Progressives Grand Alliance.

Nwoye is currently in the National Assembly, representing Anambra East/Anambra West constituency.

Final Results: APC Anambra State Governorship Election Primary.

Paul Chukwuma- 110

Chike Obidigbo-

George Muoghalu- 525

Donatus Okonkwo-

Barth Nwibe- 414

Tony Nwoye- 2146

Andy Uba- 931

Mrs Uchendu Adaobi – 1

Obinna Uzor- 17

Nwike Patric- 20

Madison Nonso – 21

Invalid votes- 31

Having score the highest number of vote cast Hon Dr. Tony Nwoye is hereby declared the governorship candidate of APC

Sign:Alhaji Kasim Shettima
APC Anambra Primary Election Committee Chairman.

More details later

Senator Andy Uba’s Bid To Win APC Governorship Ticket Crashes

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After a bruising primary process marked by controversy and bickering, Senator Nnamdi (Andy) Uba, who represents Anambra South, has lost his desperate bid to be the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 2017 governorship tussle in Anambra State. Some months ago, Mr. Uba, a former special assistant on domestic affairs to former President Olusegun Obasanjo, had decamped from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the APC in order to seek the running party’s governorship ticket in Anambra. His loss in yesterday’s primaries marks a major political blow.

After a bruising primary process marked by controversy and bickering, Senator Nnamdi (Andy) Uba, who represents Anambra South, has lost his desperate bid to be the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 2017 governorship tussle in Anambra State.

Some months ago, Mr. Uba, a former special assistant on domestic affairs to former President Olusegun Obasanjo, had decamped from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the APC in order to seek the running party’s governorship ticket in Anambra. His loss in yesterday’s primaries marks a major political blow.

The winner, Mr. Tony Nwonye a current member of the House of Representatives and former President of National Association of Nigerian Students, secured the most votes in the primaries to beat out a field of candidates that also included a Port Harcourt-based businessman, Bart Nwibe, George Muoghalu, Obinna Uzo, Paul Chukwuma, Chike Obidigbo, and Donatus Okonkwo.

Mr. Uba had spent money lavishly in hopes of getting the ticket, hinging his campaign on the boast that he was the candidate with the financial muscle, organizational structure, and political skills to unseat incumbent Governor Willie Obiano, who earlier received the ticket of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) to seek reelection.

However, several candidates dismissed him. SaharaReporters had reported earlier about a face-off between Mr. Uba and Mr. Nwibe at the country home of former Governor Chris Ngige, with Mr. Nwibe accusing Senator Uba of lacking the intellectual credentials to carry the APC to victory. Our source at the meeting disclosed that Mr. Nwibe reminded the senator that his secondary school education was questionable.


Senator Andy Uba at the APC primarySahara Reporters Media

In a series of investigative reports, SaharaReporters had revealed that Mr. Uba, who claims to have earned a Ph.D., never obtained a first degree, having flunked out both at Concordia University in Canada as well as a university in California where he attempted to get a Bachelors degree. In addition, our investigative team found that British authorities had barred Mr. Uba from entry into the UK after they discovered that the senator falsified his West African School Certificate results, awarding himself credits that the official results issued by the West African Examination Council (WAEC) clearly showed that he never earned.

As an aide to Mr. Obasanjo, Senator Uba had smuggled more than $170,000 into the US aboard a presidential jet during one of the former president’s trips. US officials later impounded a Mercedes Benz car that a friend of his, Loretta Mabinton, had purchased for him with some of the cash he had smuggled into the US. The car was later released to Mr. Uba after he agreed to pay a fine of more than $20,000.

In the last few days, the APC primaries were marked by high drama and intrigues. A source in the party claimed that former Governor Ngige obtained a form to run as a candidate for the party’s ticket, but backed down after he failed to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari to receive clearance to be in the race. Mr. Ngige, who is Nigeria’s Minister of Labor and Productivity, would have had to resign from the cabinet in order to pursue his ambition to be the APC’s flag bearer.

If Mr. Uba had clinched the APC’s governorship ticket, he would have faced an uphill task as some of the candidates who ran against him, including Mr. Nwoye, Mr. Obidigbo and Mr. Nwibe, had reportedly vowed never to work for his success in the election, accusing him of using a slush of illicitly acquired cash in his failed bid to snatch the ticket.

Besides, Mr. Uba’s younger brother, Chris Uba, has been at loggerheads with him politically. A source close to Chris Uba told SaharaReporters that the younger Uba, who is addressed as Eselu, would never have backed the senator’s bid to become governor. “Chief Chris Uba is a chieftain of the PDP [Peoples Democratic Party],” said the source. He added, “So why should he help somebody who belongs to another party to emerge victorious in the gubernatorial election?”

Three Die in Owerri Market Protest

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Three people were killed in a protest by Owerri natives following the demolition of the Eke Onunwa Market by the state government.

But the Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Andrew Enwerem, could not confirm the casualty as he is out of the state.


The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the situation escalated when one of the protesters, a young man, was hit and killed by a stray bullet fired by security operatives deployed to maintain order in the melee which ensued after the demolition.

Following the death of the protester, Owerri natives proceeded to set fire to the property belonging to some residents.

This led to a fight between the residents and those protesters resulting in the death of two others.

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state had issued an evacuation order to the traders advising them to relocate to a new site to make way for development at the market site.

The efforts were resisted by the natives of the area, who fought the relocation of the market by the state government.

However, the market was demolished in the middle of the night by bulldozers already stationed at the scene despite the efforts of the natives.

Military and police personnel have been deployed in Owerri to forestall further breakdown of law and order. 

Good News:Minimum Wage, FG sets up committee to review workers salaries

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- The Nigerian government has agreed to set up a committee to review the minimum wage for workers

- This committee is expected to include representatives of the government, NLC and employers

- However, Osinbajo said it had nothing to do with the agitation for a new minimum wage in the country

There is some good news for government workers in Nigeria as the government has finally put plans in motion to set up a tripartite committee to deliberate on a new minimum wage for workers in the country.

Dr Peter Ozo-Eson, the General Secretary of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) said the FG had written them to forward a list of its representatives to the committee on minimum wage.

According to Punch, Ozo-Eson said:

“A week ago, we were informed in a letter that the government has now agreed on a chairman and that we should send our list and we did that immediately.

“What we are waiting for now is the inauguration of that committee so that it can do its work and we hope that is something that will happen without further delay.”

It was also said that the committee is expected to include representatives of the government, NLC and employers

However, Ozo-Eson noted that what Osinbajo said had nothing to do with the agitation for a new minimum wage in the country, noting that the vice president was specifically talking about wages in the public sector.

“From my reading of what the vice president said, I think he was referring to wages in the public sector. He was saying rather than consider a review of all wages in the public sector, the government would likely consider specific parastatals.

“That has nothing to do with the agitation or the demand for a new minimum wage. The minimum wage as it stands is excessively eroded in value. It cannot be regarded as a living wage. The demand for the committee to start work on the minimum wage is completely on course. We expect that process to start as soon as possible,” the NLC scribe said.

AFTER 50 YEARS OF DEMISE, FR. PIO'S BODY HAS REFUSED TO DECOMPOSE

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*"AFTER 50 YEARS OF DEMISE, FR. PIO'S BODY HAS REFUSED TO DECOMPOSE**

St. Padre Pio's 50-Year-Old Corpse Is Paraded Through The Streets Of Rome

A 50-year-old corpse was paraded through the streets of Rome on Saturday, cheered on by thousands of onlookers who took pictures of the dead body as it made its way to the Vatican.


The mortal remains of Catholic monk Saint Pio da Pietralcina, which were exhumed in 2008, were taken to St Peter’s Basilica to be blessed by Pope Francis, part of a celebration for the Catholic jubilee.

Speaking over the corpse on Saturday, Francis called Pio a "servant of mercy."

"He did so full-time, practicing, at times in exhaustion, the apostolate of listening,” the pontiff reflected.

Pio's bearded form, which is usually interred in San Giovanni Rotondo in the south of the country, has become a tourist attraction for the Foggia region, drawing more than a million visitors annually.

The corpse is held in such high regard due to claims that before death the monk was able to cure the sick. He was also said to have received visions and suffered stigmata -- bleeding from the hands mimicking the wounds of Christ. Pio could also tell the future and be in two places at once.

The monk died in 1968 at the age of 81. He was beatified in 1999, and canonised in 2002 by Pope John Paul II. Pio's body is to go on display in the Vatican in a climate controlled crystal coffin until Feb. 11. A second dead body, that of Croatian Leopold Mandic, who died in 1942, will also be available for viewing at the Basilica.

Handsome Nollywood actor Daniel K Daniel holds traditional marriage in Anambra (photos)

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Handsome Nollywood actor Daniel K Daniel holds traditional marriage in Anambra (photos)


Handsome Nollywood actor Daniel K Daniel is officially off the bachelor's clique! The talented young man got married to his beauty blogger fiancee, Teena traditionally in Nnewi, Anambra state on Saturday, August 26.

The actor proposed to his beau on his birthday in May this year as he clocked 31.


Beautiful photos from Daniel K Daniel’s Traditional Marriage.

Fellow actor Ken Erics Ugo and many other top actors in the industry graced the event and some of them took to their social media page to share photos of the beautiful couple.

Daniel K is a Nollywood actor who kicked off his acting career in 2009, shortly after he graduated from the university.

I Inspired P-Square, Wizkid, Timaya, D’banj In The Music Industry - Sound Sultan Brags

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 I Inspired P-Square, Wizkid, Timaya, D’banj In The Music Industry - Sound Sultan Brags

Veteran musician, sports enthusiast and entrepreneur, Olanrewaju Fasasi, popularly known as Sound Sultan, has boasted of being a source of inspiration and motivation to many Nigerian artistes who are big in the music industry today.

The Jagbajantis crooner bragged to Showtime in a recent chat that before the likes of Wizkid, D’banj, Timaya, Asa, P-Square among others hit the limelight, he mentored, inspired and moulded them into what they are today, which makes them his children in the Nigerian music industry. Sound Sultan 


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“So many artistes that are big now, when they were budding artistes I inspired and motivated them. From P-Square to Wizkid, Dbanj, Timaya, Asa, and all the other guys”, he bragged. He went on to boast that their current stardom doesn’t stop him from retaining his status as their father in the music industry, which is why he has no plans in the pipeline to take a break from doing music like some colleagues just because he wants to mentor young talents. That I want to mentor young up and coming artists don’t stop my own career movement, it’s more like a positive energy; it’s not something you need to take a break from. You don’t have to wait for your fire to die down before igniting another person’s, while your fire is burning you can use it to ignite another person’s fire, so they could feed off the good energy that you emit. That’s why I’m always here; I feel I’ve already done my own thing, all I do now is to satisfy my fans, use the attention and limelight to influence another person”

he said.


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MONEY FIGHT! Floyd Mayweather Beats Conor McGregor By 10th-Round TKO In Money-Megafight

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Saturday, 26 August 2017



Floyd Mayweather Jr. picked up the 50th win of his illustrious career, defeating Conor McGregor by 10th-round TKO on Saturday night in Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena.

With the victory, Mayweather surpasses Rocky Marciano, who retired in 1956 with a 49-0 record.

McGregor more than held his own in what was his first professional boxing fight, but the gulf between him and Mayweather grew the longer the fight went on.

After the bout reached the halfway point, McGregor began looking visibly fatigued and Mayweather sensed an opening. He showed a level of aggression rarely seen in his previous 49 victories. According to Stats, Mayweather had landed 132 punches compared to 80 for McGregor entering the 10th round.

In the 10th round, Mayweather really went on the offensive, and McGregor had no answer for the barrage. After Mayweather landed a series of blows without reply from McGregor, referee Robert Byrd called for the bell.

Mayweather also appeared to shut the door on stepping in the ring again, saying this was his last fight, per BBC Sport.



Many expected Mayweather to beat McGregor, with the biggest question being whether the fight would last the full 12 rounds. Mayweather's last knockout was against Victor Ortiz in 2011.

Although McGregor is UFC's lightweight champion, he was clearly overmatched against somebody who's one of the best defensive boxers in history. The likes of Manny Pacquiao, Canelo Alvarez, Miguel Cotto and Oscar De La Hoya have all tried to take down Mayweather and failed. McGregor stood little chance in what was his boxing debut.

Saturday's fight wasn't about putting on a competitive matchup in the ring. Instead, it offered Mayweather what's likely to be one more massive payday and granted McGregor the opportunity to earn more from one night than he had over the entirety of his UFC career to date.

ESPN.com's Darren Rovell projected in June Mayweather vs. McGregor could gross a little over $606 million. The two fighters signed a confidentiality agreement, so their full earnings are unlikely to ever be revealed, but ESPN.com's Dan Rafael reported Mayweather will take home a purse of at least $100 million, while McGregor will make a minimum of $30 million.

From an aesthetic perspective, Mayweather's victory over Pacquiao in May 2015 was disappointing, but it was a massive financial success for the pair of stars.

Rovell and Rafael reported Mayweather took home between $220 million and $230 million, while Pacquiao earned $150 million, which was to be divided among he and Top Rank founder Bob Arum.


As long as Saturday's pay-per-view meets its revenue expectations, it's doubtful either Mayweather or McGregor will walk away regretting his involvement.

If anything, the two may consider a rematch.

KANYE WEST :  ARTIST SUES INSURERS FOR $10 MILLION OVER CANCELED TOUR

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Artist sues insurers for $10 million over canceled tour

Very Good Touring, the company handling West’s “Saint Pablo” tour, said in the suit that the insurance companies had delayed making a decision.
 


The rapper Kanye West filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday accusing several insurance companies of refusing to pay out at least $9.8 million in claims he sought after abruptly canceling the remainder of his 2016 tour.

Very Good Touring, the company handling West’s “Saint Pablo” tour, said in the suit that the insurance companies had delayed making a decision in attempts to deny the claim, which was filed in November while the musician was being treated for a “debilitating medical condition” at a Los Angeles hospital.

The touring company said the insurers, which are syndicates of the insurance market Lloyd’s of London, suggested without evidence that West’s marijuana use might have contributed to his medical condition and could invalidate his claims.

“The stalling is emblematic of a broader modus operandi of the insurers of never-ending postclaim underwriting, where the insurers hunt for some contrived excuse not to pay,” lawyers representing Very Good Touring and West wrote in court documents filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

A spokeswoman for Lloyd’s of London declined to comment, saying the company does not discuss litigation.

The touring company said it had sought a ruling from the insurance companies numerous times since November and informed them last month that it might file a lawsuit to get the $9.8 million, plus interest. The insurance companies then promised to decide on the multimillion-dollar claims by this past Thursday, the suit said.

But instead of ruling on the matter, the insurers leaked damaging “privileged, private and personal information” about West to news outlets, the suit said. It did not identify the stories.

The policy for West’s tour said the insurance would cover “costs and expenses and commitments” if shows had to be canceled. In the suit, Very Good Touring said the insurance companies showed signs soon after the claim was filed that they wanted to deny the payments.

West kicked off the “Saint Pablo” tour last August and scheduled 38 shows through the beginning of November. With the tour’s success, West added a second leg of 24 shows, ending with a New Year’s Eve performance in Brooklyn, New York. All of the shows were insured by Lloyd’s of London syndicates, according to the suit.

But early into the second leg, West displayed erratic behavior onstage that left concertgoers bewildered and enraged. At a show on Nov. 17 in San Jose, California, he voiced support for then President-elect Donald Trump and commended his communication methods as “very futuristic.”

Two nights later, West ranted for 17 minutes during a Sacramento show, airing his personal and professional grievances with Jay-Z, BeyoncĂ©, Hillary Clinton, Mark Zuckerberg and others. When he finished, he dropped the mike and left the stage after having performed only three songs.

The next night, his show in Los Angeles was canceled at the last minute. That decision was made after West’s “medical condition showed no sign of improvement,” the lawsuit said, and the remaining “Saint Pablo” shows were canceled. The lawsuit does not identify his medical condition.

The next day, he was hospitalized at the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he stayed for eight days. While West was in the hospital, Very Good Touring said it filed the insurance claims for the canceled tour dates.

The insurers demanded that West, while he was still under medical care, undergo an independent medical examination, according to the suit. The companies also sought to negotiate the claim amount and suggested that West’s medical condition was caused by smoking marijuana.

West is still being treated by the doctor who oversaw his hospitalization in November, the suit said.

FG BANS HIGH HEELS SHOES

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The Federal Government of the Philippines, through its labour department, on Friday, issued an order banning private companies from demanding female employees to wear high-heeled shoes at work.

According to a labour group that proposed the new directive, the order makes the Philippines the first country in Asia to ban the mandatory wearing of high heels in the workplace. High heel shoes “We hope that the regulation will also be copied and applied for the benefit of workers in the entire Asia region,” said Alan Tanjusay, a spokesman for the Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP).

“With this regulation, millions of Filipino (workers) … will now be freed from the bondage of unsafe and dangerous working conditions,” he added. Labour Secretary Silvestre Bello said the guidelines would take effect next month and was based on a study by a task force created following ALU-TUCP’s proposal.

“We noticed how sales ladies, for example, look very tired after standing all day in heels,” he said. “You can tell there is a feeling of inconvenience or they are uncomfortable.”

Bello said the department has not received any negative feedback about the order during consultations. Under the department’s guidelines, companies can no longer require women to wear shoes with heels more than 1 inch in height as part of the dress code at work.  

IPOB Dares Federal Government To Rearrest Nnamdi Kanu

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IPOB Dares Federal Government To Rearrest Nnamdi Kanu

The secessionist group, Indigenous Peoples Of Biafra (IPOB), has dared the Federal Government of Nigeria to attempt to re-arrest its leader, Nnamdi Kanu. IPOB’s challenge came as a response to an appeal by Nigeria’s Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, asking for the revocation of a court order that granted bail to Mr. Kanu. The minister also advocated the re-arrest and detention of the IPOB leader pending the determination of the charges against him.


The secessionist group, Indigenous Peoples Of Biafra (IPOB), has dared the Federal Government of Nigeria to attempt to re-arrest its leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

IPOB’s challenge came as a response to an appeal by Nigeria’s Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, asking for the revocation of a court order that granted bail to Mr. Kanu. The minister also advocated the re-arrest and detention of the IPOB leader pending the determination of the charges against him.

The Attorney General cited Mr. Kanu’s violation of his bail conditions as one of the major reasons the secessionist agitator should be arrested.

Reacting to the minister’s position, IPOB accused the Federal Government of playing politics, adding that Mr. Kanu could never be rearrested. The group also vowed that many tragic events would happen if Nigerian authorities ever rearrested the IPOB leader.

“IPOB is not doing anything about the order of [the Federal Government] through the Attorney General to revoke [a] court order and arrest Nnamdi Kanu again. We are just watching and waiting to see what is going to happen and how it will happen,” the secessionist group stated.

IPOB added, “Think about what his re-arrest would cause in Nigeria. The FG is just playing politics. They cannot arrest Nnamdi Kanu. This is not the first time they would be calling for his re-arrest. Nevertheless, a lot of people have written articles stating the tragic that will happen if he is rearrested.”

IPOB restated its advice to all Igbo to leave the Northern part of Nigeria on or before October 1, 2017. It warned Igbo resident in the northern part of Nigeria not to fall into a trap set by Northerners.  

In April, a Federal High Court in Abuja granted bail to Mr. Kanu who is facing trial for alleged treason. The bail, which was granted on health grounds, came with certain conditions, including stipulations that the secessionist leader should not address rallies, grant interviews, or be at a gathering of more than 10 people.

Mr. Kanu has since been addressing huge crowds of people who support his agitation for an independent republic of Biafra.Nnamdi Kanu

Electric cars to be introduced in Nigeria by 2018

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- Electric cars are to be introduced to Nigeria in 2018 according to an indigenous firm
- The firm says that its local assembly plant for electric vehicles will be ready in 2020.

An indigenous firm, Enigus Enfinity has said it will introduce electric vehicles into the Nigerian automobile market in 2018.

The firm also says that its local assembly plant for electric vehicles will be ready in 2020. Malik Ado-Ibrahim, chairman of the company, announced this to journalists in an interactive session, in Abuja on Thursday, August 24.

According to The Cable, Ado-Ibrahim said several countries across the world have set targets for the ban of petrol-fuelled vehicles with India targeting 2030, and the United Kingdom, 2040.

The company has also partnered with Build Your Dreams, a Chinese firm, to import electric vehicles at affordable costs from 2018.


He said the automotive revolution was coming and Nigeria needs to be prepared or risk becoming waste bin for banned vehicles from other countries.

“We are also working with BYD to get a local brand and start an electric vehicle assembly plant for Nigeria from 2020. Gradually we will move to an EV with the African DNA starting in Nigeria,” he said.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com earlier reported that soon no more petrol or diesel cars, buses, or trucks will be sold anywhere in the world within eight years.

The entire market for land transport will switch to electrification, leading to a collapse of oil prices and the demise of the petroleum industry as we have known it for a century.

This is the futuristic forecast by Stanford University economist Tony Seba. The professor’s report, with the deceptively bland title Rethinking Transportation 2020-2030, has gone viral in green circles and is causing spasms of anxiety in the established industries

UNN releases screening cut-off mark

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Friday, 25 August 2017


UNN ADMISSION INFORMATION

UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA

OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR

 

August 25, 2017

 

UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA (UNN) ADMISSION CUT-OFF MARK AND CONDUCT OF POST-UME SCREENING EXERCISE

FOR 2017/2018 ACADEMIC SESSION

 

This is to inform the general public that the cut-off mark for admission into the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) for 2017/2018 academic session is 200. Also, there will be a Post-UTME Aptitude Test/Screening Exercise.

 

Please continue to check our website for further information.

 

 

 

Chris C. Igbokwe, Esq.

Registrar

NEWS Biafra: US sends two attorneys to Nigeria, probes agitators’ killing

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Two United States Attorneys, Bruce Fein and Bruce DelValle of ‎Fein& DelValle PPLC have met with ten Nigerian witnesses on the suit filed in the United States District court of Columbia against 14 Nigerian defendants for their alleged involvement in the 2016 alleged torture and extra-judicial killings of pro Biafran agitators during their peaceful protests.

The two attorneys, who stormed Nigeria three days ago met with the families of the victims at an undisclosed location and also extracted various statements from them which were deposed as affidavits of facts to the suit.

Ten Biafran plaintiffs are seeking millions of dollars ‎as damages to compensate for their grievous losses and suffering following the alleged gruesome killings of pro Biafra agitators in Nkpor and Onitsha , Anambra State and Aba, Abia State in 2016 during the peaceful demonstration for the release of the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.

Attorney Bruce Fein told newsmen that they were in Nigeria as a follow up to the suit already in court because of Biafra agitators who were murdered as a result of high level military and security agencies infringement of their rights to freedom of assembly and expression while the state governors could not also protect the demonstrators.

Fein said, “after filing the case in the US court, we were able to convince the judge that revealing the identities of the complainants /plaintiffs in the suit could result in retaliations and danger against their families, hence the reason the court settled for the name John Doe etal so that it can proceed anonymously.

“13 defendants out of 16 have been effectively served with the court summons because Igbos and Christians have the right to live in the country and enjoy their full rights as citizens of Nigeria.”

The Nigerian facilitators, Emeka Umeagbalasi, board chairman, International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law and Okpalaezenri Emeka Onyeso of the Forum for the Promotion of National Ethos and Values, who spoke after the meeting noted that the struggle to ensure justice for the victims and families of those who died through the use of state power of coercion while engaging in peaceful protest is a noble cause that must be pursued to a logical conclusion.

Other defendants in the suit included former Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, former Commander 302 Artillery Regiment, Onitsha, Col Ibrahim Maigeri and Governors Willie Obiano and Okezie Ikpeazu of Anambra and Abia States, among others.

Actor, Chidi Mokeme writes open letter to President

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Nollywood actor and reality show host, Chidi Mokeme, has reacted to the President Muhammadu Buhari’s Monday’s nationwide address on the unity of Nigeria.

The 45-year-old thespian said in a letter he addressed to the President that he was mostly worried about the dictatorial tone with which the address was delivered to Nigerians.

He also faulted President Buhari’s comment that Nigeria’s unity was not negotiable, saying that under the present realities Nigerians must discuss how they want to live.

Mokeme’s letter to Buhari reads, “MR PRESIDENT YOU ARE RIGHT ABOUT THE UNITY OF NIGERIA BUT……. My major concern about Mr President’s speech is the dictatorial tone applied, negating your fatherly factor and the concerns of dissenting voices in a democracy, especially as it relates to the restructuring of Nigeria.

“These dissenting voices in my estimation does not include IPOB. Mr President I agree with you that it is good to keep Nigeria united. But to say that the type of unity we currently have is nonnegotiable smacks of dictatorship.

“In case you have forgotten the so called unity was actually discussed by our fathers and the terms of unity Nigerians wanted was agreed upon. But the military boys came in with violent disorder and destroyed what was negotiated prior to independence and in 1963, and gave us what you now describe as nonnegotiable, called 1999 constitution.

“What the military led by one man gave us is unanimity and not unity. They took away the content of what was negotiated that was supposed to be nonnegotiable and gave us inequality, stifled systems that undermine Nigeria’s progress, development and prosperity. Indeed our fathers had a detailed discussion and negotiation with the British in the 50’s about the kind of union that was acceptable us.

“They all agreed on real federalism whereby each zone maintained its own economy, peculiar political structure and institutions. These included resource control, regional/state police and prisons and many other creative structures that made Nigeria progressive pre-independence to 1967.

“Any document decided by Adulsalam Abubakar and his junta called the 199 constitution is without our general contribution ant it is largely not acceptable. And the change required cannot be made by only a council of state populated by retired generals from one region or national assembly without equal representation from across the states and zones.

“There maybe need for input from other well meaning Nigerians if we are serious about carrying zone along. A unity based on inequality and military imposition must be negotiable.”

Police arrest 25 members of prostitution ring preying on young Nigerians

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With the help of European law agencies, Spanish and Finnish police have arrested 25 members of a suspected prostitution ring preying on young Nigerian women.

The Europe’s Hague-based policing agency said, “The victims, mainly vulnerable young Nigerian women, were recruited in Nigeria and trafficked to Spain via Italy,”

“Once in Spain they were forced into prostitution, mostly in the cities of Benidorm and Malaga, but also Madrid, Barcelona, Soria and Gandia (Valencia).”

”Spanish police arrested the gang members in several Spanish cities, but its leader was taken into custody in Helsinki, where “she was arrested by the police, thanks to effective international cooperation.”

The probe was started when authorities were alerted that two Nigerian women who were seeking asylum could be victims of human trafficking, Europol said.

“Investigations revealed the existence of an organised crime group operating in Spain that had a big infrastructure in Nigeria, as well as links in Niger, Libya and Italy.”

The women were smuggled to Spain where they were told to seek international protection and asylum, “so that they could work for the criminal organisation without problems in the event of being identified by the police,” Europol said.

It was alleged that the group provided the victims with fraudulent documents to request asylum.

SSANU, NASU, NAAT set to join ASUU on strike

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There are indications that three non-academic staff unions of Nigerian universities are set to embark on industrial action.

Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) are currently on indefinite strike nationwide over non-implementation of the demands, including the 2009 signed agreement between it and the FG.

A major aspect of the issues in contention is the non payment of N880 billion Earned Academic Allowance (EAA).

The non-academic staff on the platform of the Joint Action Committee (JAC) had therefore mandated the various branches to conduct referendum to ascertain whether to down tools in protest against non-implementation of their demands by the Federal Government.

JAC made up of the leaders of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) and the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) met in Abuja on Wednesday and directed branches to conduct referendum on the impending strike.

SSANU National Public Relations Officer, Mr. Abdussobur Salaam, who confirmed the directive, said the various branches of SSANU, NASU and NAAT have up to next week Wednesday to submit the outcome of each congress’ referendum.

He told newsmen on Thursday that they have, “decided to throw back the issues to our members in various branches to take a position.

“I must let you know that our members in SSANU, NASU and NAAT are agitated. JAC gave the various branches up till next week Wednesday to send in the result of the referendum.’’

He disclosed that part of the reasons for the proposed strike was the non-implementation of the National Industrial Court (INC) ruling on university staff school teachers and earned allowance of members.

He debunked insinuations that SSANU was following the footstep of ASUU.

“We were the first union to embark on warning strike this year. We only suspended it. If the referendum gives the order, we will only resume from where we stopped in January 2017,’’ he said.

It’s FG’s ploy to destroy public varsities’ VCs, ASUU reject 120 cut-off mark for varsity admission

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•‘It’s FG’s ploy to destroy public varsities’

SOME Vice-Chancellors and the Academic Staff Union of Universities have rejected the decision of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board to peg admission cut-off mark at 120 for universities and 100 for polytechnics, monotechnics and colleges of education.

ASUU said the action, which it described as a “sad policy decision,” was in tandem “with the dream of the present government to destroy public universities in the country.”


Most of the vice-chancellors our correspondents interviewed on the issue maintained that they would not lower admission standards in their respective varsities.

The vice-chancellors stated that the decision would add no value to the nation’s university system.

For instance, in a statement issued by the Vice-Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Prof. Idowu Olayinka, on the issue and released by his Media Assistant, Mr. Sunday Saanu, on Thursday,  the premier university stated that it would never admit any candidate that scored 120 in the UTME.

The statement added, “It should worry us as patriots that candidates who scored just 30 per cent in the UTME can be admitted into some of our universities. Yet, we complain of poor quality of our graduates. You can hardly build something on nothing. The consolation here is that since JAMB started conducting this qualifying exam in 1978, UI has never admitted any candidate who scored less than 200 marks out of the maximum 400 marks.

“This translates to a minimum of 50 per cent. This remains our position as an institution aspiring to be world-class. Reality is that only about four other universities in the country have such high standard. To that extent, apart from being the oldest, we are an elite university in the country at least judging by the quality of our intakes.’’

Olayinka, however, commended the decision of the Federal Government to re-introduce the post-UTME test and exonerated the incumbent JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, from the cancellation of the test two sessions ago.

“It is gratifying to note that the Honourable Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, who chaired the meeting, apologised publicly for canceling the post-UTME screening last year.

“In effect, universities are now allowed to conduct the test using modalities approved by the Senate of each institution.

“To be fair to the incumbent Registrar of JAMB, he was not the Registrar when the policy somersault of cancelling the post-UTME test was made last year. As strongly canvassed by us at every opportunity, for UI, the need to admit the best admission seekers is the primary motivation for the test and not money, even though we do not pretend that you can run any university so properly called without funds.”

Speaking to one of our correspondents on Thursday, the Vice-Chancellor, Tai Solarin University of Education, Ogun State, Prof. Oluyemisi Obilade, said that the onus would ultimately fall on parents and employers of labour to decide “between a first-class graduate of a university which takes 120 as its cut-off mark or one that takes 180 as its cut-off mark.’’

Obilade, who said that TASUED would never go below 180, insisted that many of the VCs at the Combined Policy Meeting during which the 120 benchmark decision was made, said they would not go below 180.

She said, “But some universities chose 120 at the meeting. What the JAMB has done is to transfer power back to the Senate of universities to decide their cut-off marks.  What I can tell you is that many public universities and even private universities will not go below 200. We were told that some universities were doing what they called ‘under the table admission’ and then come back to JAMB after four years for regularisation.

“TASUED will not go below 180, not under my watch. Even in the United States, there is what we call Ivy League universities, and there are those you can call ‘Next Level Universities.’ There are also those that are termed community colleges. At the meeting, the outcome is that universities have been given the freedom to decide. It is not general legislation and it is not binding on everybody.’’

Speaking with journalists in Ibadan, the Chairman of ASUU at the University of Ibadan, Dr. Deji Omole, said it was the dream of the present government to destroy education in the country.

He said, “Rather than sanctioning the identified universities that admitted over 17,000 students illegally, the JAMB registrar simply regularised illegality and lowered cut-off marks to favour the interests of the friends of government who own private universities and are hell bent on destroying public education.”

Omole said it was vital for JAMB to be scrapped in order to save the nation’s education and its future. He said the board had outlived its usefulness and that prospective students should apply directly to universities of their choice for admission.

He said, “Where are the students that the JAMB registrar said entered universities illegally? Which universities admitted them? If 30 per cent did not take JAMB and found their way into the university system, is that not corruption and a message that JAMB is not significant anymore? What sanction did those who did the illegal thing receive other than regularisation of illegality.

“We are watching because long before now we have said that JAMB has outlived its usefulness. Let the universities set their unique standards and those who are qualified can come in. Scoring 120 out of 400 marks is 30 per cent. Even in those days, 40 per cent was graded as pass. But now JAMB said with F9 which is scoring 30 per cent you can be admitted.

“They deliberately want to destroy education. Even for polytechnic, 100 marks is 25 per cent. It is sad. And that is where we are in Nigeria. They want to destroy public education at all costs. This is not setting standard for education in Nigeria. It is purely lowering standards and digging grave for the future. This is why ASUU is currently on the struggle to influence the government to do the needful for education in Nigeria.”

Also, the Dean of Students Affairs, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Prof. Kayode Alese, who spoke on behalf of FUTA management, said that the institution would soon unveil its cut-off mark.

“However, I can assure you that FUTA has never gone as low as 120. It has never happened and it will never happen,” he said.

Alese added, “Having spoken for the university, my personal opinion is that the 120 cut-off mark will not add value to our education system.  The Federal Government has just increased the pass mark from 40 to 45 in universities. What that means is that you must score at least 45 for you to pass any course. We have enough candidates and yes you may try to increase access but tertiary education should be for those who have the capability.’’

Also, the Vice-Chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University, Prof. Tope Ogunmodede, said the institution would not admit any candidate with 120 UTME score.

He said, “Traditionally, OAU has never admitted students who scored below 200 in the UTME. For us, we are sticking to 200. The minimum benchmark is 120 but you can go higher than that. I expect that an institution should be able to determine the quality of its graduates because there are internal exams. What has been done is to provide a leeway for universities to decide their cut-off marks.”

Meanwhile, the National Association of Nigerian Students has described the reduction of the cut-off marks for admission into tertiary institutions as “a gross misplacement of priority and an exercise in futility.”

The organisation said that the reduction by JAMB, from 180 for universities and 165 polytechnics, to 120 and 100 respectively for the 2017 UTME, would translate to a disastrous outcome in the future.

The President of NANS, Chinonso Obasi, in a statement on Thursday, threatened that the decision would be resisted if JAMB refused to adhere to the status quo.

He said, “As critical stakeholders in the educational sector, NANS will vehemently resist the review and call on government to maintain the status quo and endeavour to conduct a comparative study and analysis of policies from other climes that support functional learning and production of young people that can compete with their peers globally.

 “Even with the current status, the general phenomenon is that Nigerian graduates are not employable. The lowering of standards will translate to a disastrous outcome in the future by churning out young people who cannot fit into the demands and expectations of the 21st century.’’

According to him, since the 21st century is being driven by innovation and competitiveness, lowering the entry level into tertiary institutions would only further contribute to reducing the productivity and peak performance of young people seeking admission into the country’s higher institutions of learning.

However, the Vice-Chancellor of the Christopher University, Ogun State, Prof. Friday Ndubuisi, said the new admission benchmark would have no negative implication on the quality of education.

He said, “This is not an imposition.  The cut-off mark is a minimum benchmark for admission. This idea of taking the UTME every year without getting admission is worrying. About 1.6 million candidates sat for the examination this year and about 500,000 will be admitted mostly because of the cut-off mark. Most universities will not go below 200, but with five credits obtained in two sittings, a person should be qualified for admission.  This is, however, not an imposition.  Universities still get to decide on whom to admit through the post-UTME.’’
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