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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Letter of Life. 






A female student of Babcock University, Ogun state, Justina Anochie has been declared missing.








Reports gathered that the student who recently concluded her nursing course was abducted at night by unknown men from her off-campus residence at Ilishan Ogun state on Sunday 26th, of June 2016.


The family member appealed to the general public to help in the search and contact the Police station if there is any useful information about the missing student. 
The Director General, Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR), Dr. Joe Abah, on Friday, disclosed that no fewer than 89, 511 civil servants are in the Federal Government’s employ, across States of the Federation.


Abah, in a series of tweets via his Twitter handle, @DrJoeAbah said that as at November 2015, States that topped the chat with most civil servants in the Federal Civil Service are Imo (5825), Kogi (5186), Ogun (4669) Delta (4419) and Akwa-Ibom (4416).

In percentage, Imo State makes up ( 7 %), Kogi (6 %), Ogun (5% ), Delta (5%) and Akwa Ibom (5%).

According to Abah, the Federal Civil Servants by State of Origin read thus:




1. Abia 3579
2. Adamawa 1727
3. Akwa Ibom 4416
4. Anambra 3576
5. Bauchi 1172
6. Bayelsa 957
7. Benue 3951
8. Borno 1822
9. Cross River 2681
10. Delta 4419
11. Ebonyi 865
12. Edo 3890
13. Ekiti 2613
14. Enugu 2695
15. FCT 533
16. Gombe 1218
17. Imo 5825
18. Jigawa 675
19. Kaduna 3199
20. Kano 1545
21. Katsina 1237
22. Kebbi 875
23. Kogi 5186
24. Kwara 2537
25. Lagos 2180
26. Nasarawa 1452
27. Niger 2193
28. Ogun 4669
29. Ondo 3393
30. Osun 3321
31. Oyo 3244
32. Plateau 2542
33. Rivers 1675
34. Sokoto 732
35. Taraba 1112
36. Yobe 744
37. Zamfara 543
Not specified 518
TOTAL: 89,511

Nominal Roll as at November 2015
By Dr Joe Abah - DG, Bureau of Public Service Reforms.
It has been brought to the attention of the Lagos State University Management that candidates who chose LASU as 2nd (preferred) choice of institution are facing some challenges in registering for the 2016/2017 admission screening exercise.





Please be informed that:
a) Your Screening Exercise will commence after the receipt of the 2nd choice Omnibus list from JAMB after the conclusion of the 1st round of the screening exercise.
b) Screening exercise for candidates who chose LASU as 2nd choice of institution will take place in August, 2016. However, information in relation to this second (2nd) round of screening will be placed on LASU website.
c) You must constantly check LASU website for announcement on the time-table for the Screening Exercise for candidate in your category.
d) Spaces have been reserved for second (2nd) choice candidates for the purpose of this exercise.
e) Candidates that did not chose LASU are not QUALIFIED for screening. However; if such candidates apply, they will not only be DISQUALIFIED, but would also forfeit whatever payment made, as it is NON-REFUNDABLE.
f) Candidates that have earlier made payment (1st and 2nd choice) for the screening exercise are assured that they will be considered for the 2016/2017 screening exercise as appropriate.
NOTE: No space is available for candidates that did not choose LASU as University of choice.

If you have been attending this university, you’re on your own as NUC orders closure
An unregistered university in Delta state has been sealed off by the Nigeria University Commission (NUC) for illegal operation. Nigerian Tribune reports that this recent act was carried out by the NUC in collaboration with officers of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Related Offences Commission (ICPC) on Thursday, June 23. 
 
The coordinator of the institution, World Mission University, as well as the support staff were also arrested by the agency during the operation on the institution which is located along the Old Sapele road Abraka, just a distance from the Delta State University (DELSU). Courses such as Nursing, Public health, Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Management Administration, Mass Communication, Political Science, among many others are being studied in the university which is a satellite campus of a United States-based institution.






The unnamed American university which has its African Zonal headquarters in South Africa, runs scholarship admission for a 2-year degree and 6-month Diploma courses in various disciplines with 84 students already attending and the first graduation earlier scheduled for August, 2016. Moses Awe, head of NUC legal department, informed that they had monitored activities of the institution for the past six months after a student had inquired about the university’s genuineness. 

The legal practitioner informed further, that the institution was neither affiliated to a foreign institution, nor was it offering genuine empowerment and scholarship programmes, as they were mere cover ups. While owners of ten unregistered universities are being prosecuted by the commission, it also informed that six unregistered schools have been closed down in the past one year. Mrs Lucky, the school’s coordinator, before her arrest, insisted that university started operations in 2010, having being registered by Corporate Affairs Commission. She said: “Our objective is to provide scholarship and run international degree programme as well as create employment,” adding that the school management was working out details to enable it register with NUC.
MUST READ: Federal government makes important announcement about post-UTME
The federal government has reiterated its desire to place a permanent ban on the Post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (Post-UTME). This much was disclosed by Malam Adamu Adamu, Nigeria’s minister of education, who confirmed that the initial ban on the exercise, stated categorically that it (the ban) takes immediate effect.





According to a press statement obtained by Leadership, Adamu said he had to emphasise the ban so as to ensure that no stakeholder is left in doubt on government’s position. Ben Ben Goong, the deputy director, press and public relations in the ministry of Education, issued the released which read: “For the avoidance of doubt, any educational institution after secondary education is regarded as a tertiary institution.  

Therefore all tertiary institutions, polytechnics, Colleges of Education, universities or by whatever name it is called after secondary education must be subjected to admission through the JAMB. The minister added that a situation where final year students in the nation’s secondary schools are subjected to too many examinations in one year could be best described as traumatic, exploitative and absolutely unnecessary
Minister of Education,  Adamu Adamu
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu has directed all tertiary institutions that have conducted Post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (post-UTME) to immediately refund money taken from candidates, Guardian reports.
In a statement issued by Deputy Director Press and Public Relations of the Ministry of Education, Ben Bem Goong, Adamu declared that post-UTME examinations already taken are null and void; threatening that any institution caught still conducting the examination under any guise would be sanctioned.
This is coming weeks after the Federal government scrapped the Post-UTME saying that it has confidence “in what JAMB is doing”. Click here if you missed it.




Those who have already advertised for the conduct of the Post-UTME under any guise should stop the exercise immediately as any university caught conducting Post-UTME will face appropriate sanctions. If any tertiary Institution has already conducted Post-UTME, such an exercise stands annulled and money taken from such candidates must be refunded immediately.
The ban is with immediate effect, and under no circumstance should any institution violate the directive.
Any educational institution after secondary education is regarded as a tertiary institution. Therefore all tertiary institutions, Polytechnics, Colleges of Education, Universities or by whatever name it is called after secondary education must be subjected to admission through the JAMB. At the end of probationary admission by JAMB, the candidates can be cleared (screened) for final admission. For any institution with a shortfall in admission, such institution can revert to JAMB for supplementary admission.
Clearing in this case (screening) entails only the verification of certificates of the candidates, JAMB scores, and any other physical examination to ensure that such candidates are not cultists. After this, the candidates are qualified for matriculation. Such screening should be at no cost to the parents or students and should be done upon resumption in order to avoid unnecessary travels in search of admission,” the minister said.
Adamu said that subjecting secondary school leavers seeking admission into tertiary institutions to too many examinations in one year is traumatic, exploitative, and absolutely unnecessary.
He directed the National Universities Commission (NUC) and appropriate departments in the Ministry to communicate the directive to relevant agencies and institutions to ensure strict compliance.


The Federal Ministry of Education on Monday in Abuja clarified its position on the scrapping of the Post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (Post-UTME).
A statement issued and signed by Mr Ben Goong, the Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations in the ministry, quoted the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, as saying that the ban was with immediate effect and directed all higher institutions to comply with the directive.
“The ban is with immediate effect, and under no circumstance should any institution violate the directive.






“The responsibility for admission into public tertiary institutions lies solely with the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and under no circumstance whatsoever, should anybody or institution take over that responsibility by proxy.
“For the avoidance of doubt, any educational institution after secondary education is regarded as a tertiary institution.

“Therefore, all tertiary institutions, Polytechnics, Colleges of Education, Universities or by whatever name it is called after secondary education, must be subjected to admission through the JAMB.’’
The statement said that at the end of probationary admission by JAMB, the candidates could be screened for final admission.
It said that any institution with a shortfall in admission could revert to JAMB for supplementary admission.
According to the statement, screening in this case, entails only the verification of certificates of the candidates, JAMB scores, and any other physical examination to ensure that such candidates are not cultists.
“After this, the candidates are qualified for matriculation.
“Such screening should be at no cost to the parents or students and should be done upon resumption, in order to avoid unnecessary travels in search of admission,’’ the statement said.
It said that the clarification had become necessary in order to clear the doubt in some quarters regarding the real stance of the minister.
NAN recalls that Adamu recently raised concern over the post-UTME test being conducted by various universities.
“As far as I am concerned, if the nation has confidence in what JAMB is doing, the universities should not be holding another examinations.
“If the universities have any complain against JAMB, let them bring it and then we address it.
“But if JAMB is qualified enough to conduct tests and they have conducted test, then there will be no need to conduct another test for students to gain admission,’’ Adamu had said.
The statement further quoted the minister as saying that there had been no empirical evidence to show that since the inception of Post-UTME, universities had been having better quality students.
It said that students were still being expelled on a yearly basis for low performance even as they gained admission through Post-UTME.
According to the statement, Adamu is concerned about the plight of parents who spend fortunes on transportation and sundry costs just for their wards to gain admission into universities.
It further said that the minister was mindful of reported cases where some staff of tertiary institutions took advantage of the girl-child in her quest to gain admission into the system.
The statement said that the minister had directed the National Universities Commission (NUC) and appropriate departments in the ministry to communicate the directive to relevant agencies and institutions, to ensure strict compliance.
“Those who have already advertised for the conduct of the Post-UTME under any guise should stop the exercise immediately as any university caught conducting Post-UTMNE will face appropriate sanctions.
“If any tertiary Institution has already conducted Post-UTME, such an exercise stands annulled and money taken from such candidates must be refunded immediately, the statement quoted the minister as saying.
The Federal Ministry of Education on Monday in Abuja clarified its position on the scrapping of the Post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (Post-UTME).
A statement issued and signed by Mr Ben Goong, the Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations in the ministry, quoted the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, as saying that the ban was with immediate effect and directed all higher institutions to comply with the directive.
“The ban is with immediate effect, and under no circumstance should any institution violate the directive.






“The responsibility for admission into public tertiary institutions lies solely with the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and under no circumstance whatsoever, should anybody or institution take over that responsibility by proxy.
“For the avoidance of doubt, any educational institution after secondary education is regarded as a tertiary institution.

“Therefore, all tertiary institutions, Polytechnics, Colleges of Education, Universities or by whatever name it is called after secondary education, must be subjected to admission through the JAMB.’’
The statement said that at the end of probationary admission by JAMB, the candidates could be screened for final admission.
It said that any institution with a shortfall in admission could revert to JAMB for supplementary admission.
According to the statement, screening in this case, entails only the verification of certificates of the candidates, JAMB scores, and any other physical examination to ensure that such candidates are not cultists.
“After this, the candidates are qualified for matriculation.
“Such screening should be at no cost to the parents or students and should be done upon resumption, in order to avoid unnecessary travels in search of admission,’’ the statement said.
It said that the clarification had become necessary in order to clear the doubt in some quarters regarding the real stance of the minister.
NAN recalls that Adamu recently raised concern over the post-UTME test being conducted by various universities.
“As far as I am concerned, if the nation has confidence in what JAMB is doing, the universities should not be holding another examinations.
“If the universities have any complain against JAMB, let them bring it and then we address it.
“But if JAMB is qualified enough to conduct tests and they have conducted test, then there will be no need to conduct another test for students to gain admission,’’ Adamu had said.
The statement further quoted the minister as saying that there had been no empirical evidence to show that since the inception of Post-UTME, universities had been having better quality students.
It said that students were still being expelled on a yearly basis for low performance even as they gained admission through Post-UTME.
According to the statement, Adamu is concerned about the plight of parents who spend fortunes on transportation and sundry costs just for their wards to gain admission into universities.
It further said that the minister was mindful of reported cases where some staff of tertiary institutions took advantage of the girl-child in her quest to gain admission into the system.
The statement said that the minister had directed the National Universities Commission (NUC) and appropriate departments in the ministry to communicate the directive to relevant agencies and institutions, to ensure strict compliance.
“Those who have already advertised for the conduct of the Post-UTME under any guise should stop the exercise immediately as any university caught conducting Post-UTMNE will face appropriate sanctions.
“If any tertiary Institution has already conducted Post-UTME, such an exercise stands annulled and money taken from such candidates must be refunded immediately, the statement quoted the minister as saying.
The management of Babcock University (BU), Ilishan-Remo has published the school fees schedule for undergraduate and postgraduate students of the institution payable for the 2016/2017 Academic Session.
The student's tuition and other charges can be viewed from below;
UNDERGRADUATE: http://babcock.edu.ng/node/135
POSTGRADUATE: http://babcock.edu.ng/node/136
SPECIALIZED PROGRAMMES: http://babcock.edu.ng/node/137





Protesting NYSC members barricades Emir Sanusi's envoyProtesting NYSC members barricades Emir Sanusi's envoy
Stream Two, Batch A NYSC members posted to Kano State took to the streets in a peaceful protest for non-payment of their “alawey”.
The protest was as a result of non-payment of their their monthly allowances.
The protesting Youth Corps members unsettled the passing out parade of their colleagues after the usual 21 days orientation course.
The NYSC members maintained they will collect their allowances before disembarking from their camps. Pleas by the by the Brigade Commander, and other security agents to assuage the NYSC members fell on deaf ears.
According to them, every other NYSC camp in the country had paid allowances except for Kano State. The corps members demanded explanation for the non-payment.
Efforts to pacify the corps members failed just as they stressed that it is only Kano NYSC that refused to pay their allowances.
According to them, they do not know their fate at the end of the program, as most of them are due to relocate this Wednesday without any money for their transportation.
Notwithstanding the mediation of the Kano State Governor, ably represented by the Commissioner of Information, Comrade Mohammed Garba, on the occasion, the corps members maintained their grounds.
A representative of Kano Emirate Council and other dignitaries remained stranded as they failed to calm the corps members.





The protesting Youth Corps members unsettled the passing out parade of their colleagues after the usual 21 days orientation course.
The NYSC members maintained they will collect their allowances before disembarking from their camps. Pleas by the by the Brigade Commander, and other security agents to assuage the NYSC members fell on deaf ears.
According to them, every other NYSC camp in the country had paid allowances except for Kano State. The corps members demanded explanation for the non-payment.
Efforts to pacify the corps members failed just as they stressed that it is only Kano NYSC that refused to pay their allowances.
According to them, they do not know their fate at the end of the program, as most of them are due to relocate this Wednesday without any money for their transportation.
Notwithstanding the mediation of the Kano State Governor, ably represented by the Commissioner of Information, Comrade Mohammed Garba, on the occasion, the corps members maintained their grounds.
A representative of Kano Emirate Council and other dignitaries remained stranded as they failed to calm the corps members.

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, on Wednesday, kicked against the Federal Government’s directive for tertiary institutions to scrap the Post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, Post-UTME, for admission of candidates for the 2016/2017 academic session, saying the quality of tertiary education in the country could improve if the institutions are allowed to regulate their students admission process.


ASUU President, Comrade Biodun Ogunyemi, said such freedom would enhance the quality of education.

Recall that at a recent joint policy meeting to decide the cut off mark for students seeking admission into the universities, the government announced the scrapping of post-unified tertiary matriculation examination (UTME).

The Post UTME is the second stage of screening usually conducted by universities for the final selection of candidates qualified for admission for an academic session.

Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu had threatened to sanction any university or tertiary institution found conducting examinations under any guise to admit students.

He further directed tertiary institutions that had collected money from candidates for such purposes to immediately refund it or face appropriate sanctions.

The ASUU boss told NAN that such directive encroached on the autonomy of the institutions.

“I think government should give these institutions the chance to regulate themselves,” he said.

“They should decide for themselves, the process they dim fit to admit their students. The Senate of universities for example, should decide on the process they want to use in selecting candidates.

“We do not think it’s right for government to decide the method of screening of the candidates, indeed, we want to attain some level of sanity and quality in the system.”

The unionist added that government could only come into the process by putting in place the necessary guidelines as part of their oversight functions.

According to him, it may not also be easy for institutions that had already collected money for the conduct of the post-UTME or screening in whatever guise to refund such money.







He added that this was because such money could have been diverted to other purposes.

Ogunyemi noted that most universities were under-funded and therefore, might have used some of the money to attend to urgent needs of the institution.

“Some of the arguments raised in this entire episode is that universities or tertiary institutions were using the conduct of such examination to make money,” he said.

“But the truth is, these institutions are poorly funded. If universities for example are properly funded, will the vice-chancellors be looking for other means of making money?

“In the last seven months, university workers have been receiving incomplete salaries, that is, the disbursement of funds for payment of salaries has always been inadequate.

“When situations like this arise, the managements will not be left with any choice than to look inwards and seek means of meeting such needs.

“And one of such strategies is by conducting such examination.”

Ogunyemi noted that the state universities were worst hit for many of them had yet to receive subvention in the last one year.

“Actually we in ASUU frown at extortion of any type from students or candidates but the government too should be alive to its responsibilities by providing the enabling environment that will aid teaching, leaning and research.”
A final year student of Niger Delta University in Bayelsa state, Obele Wilson, was shot and killed by armed robbers during an attack on banks along the Sani Abacha Expressway, Yenagoa, the state capital yesterday June 28th.








The robbers somehow gained access into one of the banks were the deceased was doing a transaction, where he and other bank customers were ordered to bring out all their cash and other valuables...


An eye-witness claimed Wilson argued with the robbers after which he was shot at close range. He died before medical help could get to him. His remains has been deposited at the state owned morgue. May his soul rest in peace, amen!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

In Nigeria, every year fresh graduates travel across the nation to different states in a scheme called National Youth Service Corps popularly called NYSC.

The NYSC scheme was an initiative of the Yakubu Gowon military regime in 1973 to reconstruct, reconcile and rebuild the country after the Nigerian Civil war.

While many Nigerians have called on successive governments to scrap the scheme as they say it has outlived its usefulness, many others have asked that the scheme should be retained.

Youth corp members working on road signs in Abuja recently
After three weeks in the camps where they are taken through rigorous physical routine, the corp members are then posted to a place of primary assignment.

Apart from the uniform salary paid to youth corp members nationwide, state governments where the NYSC members are posted also give them some allowances.

In some states, the prices of the NYSC members differ based on their course of study, with medical corp members usually favoured.

We lists the allowances of NYSC members in 26 states across the federation.




1. Abia – N5,000

2. Akwa Ibom state – N10,000

3. Bauchi – N1,250

4. Bayelsa – N3,000

5. Borno – N1,000

6. Cross River – N3,090

7. Delta – N5,000

8. Ebonyi – N15,000

9. Ekiti – N5,000

10. Enugu – N10,000

11. Imo – N2,000

12. Jigawa – N5,000

13. Kaduna – N3,000

14. Kano – N4,000

15. Kwara – 25,000 (medical youth corp members)

16. Lagos – N10,000, N20,000 (medical youth corp members)

17. Nassarawa – N3,000

18. Niger- N6,000

19. Ogun – N5,000

20. Ondo – N75,000 (medical youth corp members)

21. Osun – N5,000

22. Oyo – N4,000

23. Sokoto – N4,000, N9,000 (medical youth corp members)

24. Taraba – N10,000

25. Yobe – N2,500

26. Zamfara -N3,000

NB: Please note that some of these figures are temporary and are usually changed by the governments
According to the media assistant to a House of Rep member in Ekiti state, who shared these photos on his Facebook, the lady who is almost naked in these photos is a student of the Federal Polytechnic Ado-Ekiti. According to the story he shared, the near naked lady was attacked by the woman in red after she came home and allegedly found her in bed with her husband. The wife beat and stripped her naked. This is, of course, unconfirmed. Photo credit: Gbadura Oluwasola





Check Out The Recent NECO Math Questions Some School Teachers Couldn't Solvehttp://wapkaimage.com/pr1346223/pr1346223_b14b49a7eb89f7b9.jpg

Same order they appeared in d question paper.




Q3) A man is 5 times older than his son. Four yrs ago, d product of their ages was 448. Find their present ages.

Q7a) Find d value of n if
32n+1 - 4(3n+1) + 9 = 0

7b) Solve d eqn:
log(x2+4) = 2 + logx - log20

Q9a) A two-digit number is such that its tens digit is greater than its unit digit by 5. If d number is 14 less than 3 times d product of its digits, find d number.

Let's see how many Nairalanders can give it a shot. Anyone who answers correctly will get a reward.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Just in, this was sent to us... UNIBEN POST UME has been suspended till further notice.. Probably in line with the Ministers Of Education warning yesterday..

See picture below






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The deteriorating employment condition in the country has forced citizens to deploy any means possible to secure jobs even though it means carrying placards in public or reaching out online. A First Class Graduate from the University of Benin (UNIBEN) -has reached out on twitter after being unable to get a job. According to his CV which he shared online, he graduated with a First Class degree in Mathematics in 2014 and since then he has been unemployed.