Wednesday, June 29, 2016


Peter Bonetti, David Seaman, David James... and now Joe Hart. If you can rely on something, it's the unreliability of an English goalkeeper.

June 27, 2016 | Euro 2016, Round of 16 | England 1-2 Iceland

Having thrown away a 1-0 lead after just a few minutes, the pressure was on England to live up to expectations and dump out underdogs Iceland in the round of 16, but the result that followed has been dubbed England's biggest ever humiliation. Kolbeinn Sigthordsson fired a shot at Joe Hart in the 18th minute, which the keeper failed to properly deal with. The ball rolled agonisingly slowly into the €150,000-a-week keeper's net and cost the Three Lions their dignity as well as a spot in the quarter finals.

Joe Hart | June 16, 2016 | Euro 2016, Group Stage | England 2-1 Wales 

Still 0-0 heading into half time, Wales were awarded a free-kick not overly far away from the centre-circle. Up stepped Real Madrid icon, Gareth Bale, renowned for his dead-ball skills, to try his luck from considerable distance. Reacting too late, Joe Hart failed to get enough on the dipping effort to push it wide, knocking it instead into his own net. England recovered in the second half, but Hart's credentials were under scrutiny from then on.

U.S First Lady Michelle Obama, Daughters In Africa to Promote Girls’ Education

MARRAKECH, MOROCCO - JUNE 28: The US President Barrack Obama' s wife Michelle Obama delivers a speech during a program held for girls whose education is interrupted in Marrakech, Morocco on June 28, 2016. (Photo by Jalal Morchidi/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

America’s first lady, Michelle Obama, her mother, Marian Robinson and her daughters Sasha and Malia are in Africa to promote girls’ education with her signature “Let Girls Learn” campaign.

The aim of Michelle’s trip is to tackle the exclusion of girls in education worldwide. “We will emerge together as a group of women to tackle this exclusion,” Michelle said during a talk on the Let Girls Learn Initiative.

On Monday, they visited a leadership camp for girls in Liberia, urging the teens to keep fighting to stay in school.

“I’m just so thrilled to be here with you. I’m here to shine a big bright light on you,” Michelle told the girls.

The First Lady also visited the Moroccan city of Marrakech, where she met withKing Mohammed VI‘s wife Princess Lalla Selma.

Minister of Education Frowns At Schools Conducting Post-UTME, Orders Refund

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu has ordered every tertiary institution that has conducted post-UTME examination to quickly refund cash taken from applicants.

The Minister has likewise announced that post-UTME examinations effectively taken are invalid and void.

The Education Minister made this position known yesterday, in a press proclamation issued by Deputy Director Press and Public Relations, Ben Bem Goong. The solid worded articulation repeated the Ministry's position that post-UTME examinations have been scrapped with prompt impact and no foundation ought to direct such examinations. The Minister cautioned that once the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has confirmed an applicant deserving of admission into any of the tertiary institution, such applicant must be esteemed fit by the Institution.

As indicated by the announcement, students who have as of now been offered admission by JAMB might be screened by the tertiary institutions however this must not include the Post-UTME Examinations.

Mallam Adamu, in this way, coordinated the National Universities Commission (NUC) and proper offices in the Ministry to convey the mandate to significant offices and establishments to guarantee strict adherence.

“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,

The mandate to stop the post-UTME examinations was earlier given by the Minister almost a month back.

He confirmed that the obligation regarding induction into tertiary institutions lies exclusively with JAMB and under no individual institution at all.

For secondary school leavers who are seeking admission into the tertiary institutions, Malam Adamu said that subjecting them to too many examinations all in one year, is traumatic, exploitative and absolutely unnecessary. This is besides the cost of travelling, hotel accommodation and examination fees that parents have to incur in their bid to secure admission for their wards.

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Amodu, Keshi farewell game will be played on July 23

The Lagos State Government in conjunction with the Sports Writer’s Association of Nigeria (Lagos Chapter) and the Nigeria Football Supporters Club, have set up a committee to oversee the Lagos farewell testimonial match for late ex-Super Eagles coaches Amodu Shaibu and Stephen Keshi. The match has been scheduled for the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos on July 23.
The chairman of the committee who is also the President-General of the NFSC, Rafiu Ladipo, said the event is meant to raise money for the families of the departed coaches and also celebrate them.
 He said, “The match would have Eagles players battle against a Lagos All Stars team in the main match of the day, while the curtain-raiser would be a game between the Lagos SWAN team and the supporters club. This would be followed by a musical concert where prominent Nigerian musicians and comedians would perform in the entertainment aspect of the programme. This aspect of the event will be coordinated by veteran musician, Chris Mba.”
The coordinator of the event, Effiong Nyong, said, “Amodu and Keshi must be celebrated with fanfare as they left their footprints on the sands of time. It is sad that we won’t see the two coaches that qualified Nigeria for three editions of the World Cup out of the five the country competed in, again.”

Nigeria’s sovereignty is negotiable, says Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has lent his voice to the growing calls for the restructuring of the Nigerian federation, saying the sovereignty of the nation is negotiable.
Speaking during a visit to PUNCH Place, the corporate headquarters of PUNCH Nigeria Limited, Kilometre 14, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Ogun State, on Tuesday, Soyinka said decentralisation of the nation would ensure healthy rivalry among the component units.
The laureate said it was wrong for previous administrations in the country to say that Nigeria’s sovereignty was non-negotiable, submitting that the position was antithetical to development.
Soyinka added, “I am on the side of those who say we must do everything to avoid disintegration. That language I understand. I don’t understand (ex-President Olusegun) Obasanjo’s language. I don’t understand (President Muhammadu) Buhari’s language and all their predecessors, saying the sovereignty of this nation is non-negotiable. It’s bloody well negotiable and we had better negotiate it. We better negotiate it, not even at meetings, not at conferences, but everyday in our conduct towards one another.
“We had better understand it too that when people are saying ‘let’s restructure’, they have better things to do. It’s not an idle cry; it is a perennial demand. The Pro-National Conference Organisation was about restructuring when this same Obasanjo said it was an act of treason for people to come together to fashion a new constitution. Those were fighting words; that you’re saying, ‘I commit treason because I want to sit with my fellow citizens and negotiate the structures of staying together’ and ask the police to go and break it up and arrest us.
“I remember that policeman, who said if we met, that would be treason. I wasn’t a member of PRONACO at the time. That’s when I joined PRONACO. If you’re saying to me, ‘I am a second-class citizen; I cannot sit down and discuss the articles, the protocols of staying together’ and you’re trying to bully me, I won’t accept.”
He said Nigeria could not continue with a centralisation policy, which encouraged what he described as “monkey dey work, baboon dey chop” mentality.
Soyinka said the over centralisation of government had resulted in resentment among constituent states, adding that the phenomenon was insulting and promoted anti-healthy rivalry among states.
He stated, “We cannot continue to allow a centralisation policy which makes the constituent units of this nation resentful; they say monkey dey work, baboon dey chop. And the idea of centralising revenues, allocation system, whereby you dole out; the thing is insulting and it is what I call anti-healthy rivalry. It is against the incentives to make states viable.”
He said the centralisation of government led to the proliferation of states during the military era when, according to him, a state was created because the girlfriend of a certain military leader hailed from the state.
He said it was high time government established state police to check the rising security challenges in the country, stressing that policing was more effective when localised.
Soyinka added, “I know people get nervous about that expression. If you go to a place like England, you sometimes see two, three, four police (officers) just walking casually unarmed, but they are observing everything.
“Now, if policing is all of that, then I think the police are more efficient if they are based within a smaller constituency than a larger one. Within such constituencies, the policeman virtually knows everybody. A federal, centralised system of police lacks that advantage.
“So, I find it very difficult to accept that people can be nervous about the state police. State police has been abused. Nobody is denying that; it’s historical. Don’t tell us because we know already. But isn’t centralised police also abused? Look at what’s been coming out from the last elections, not just the police, but the military.”
Condemning the killings perpetrated by Fulani herdsmen across the country, the Professor of Comparative Literature said the phenomenon had become an albatross that must be tackled frontally by the Federal Government.
Soyinka said the intrusive nature of Fulani herdsmen was no longer a remote problem for him personally, alleging that some Fulani herdsmen had invaded the privacy of his residence in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
“It is no longer a remote problem for me. It is an actuality,” he said, recalling that the killings carried out by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Enugu some months ago was mismanaged by the government.
“In Enugu, why did it take so long to investigate the killings? It’s like the case of Ese Oruru. What is all this? What is security for? That thing should have been addressed immediately. (In Enugu), they shouldn’t have waited for directives from Buhari or anybody. This is a crime against humanity. There should be no debate about it.
“The military should have been drafted there immediately; the police, first of all, and the military – if necessary. I found out that the victims were arrested; what’s all that about? This menace is underestimated. If they had reached my secure place in Abeokuta, then it is no longer a remote problem.”
He faulted the proposal to create grazing reserves for herdsmen in the country, saying rather than do that, ranches, where members of the public could go to buy cows and goats, should be created.
The octogenarian said the term “grazing reserve” would convey the meaning that government had carved out some people’s land for herdsmen to use for their commercial enterprise.
 “The word ‘reserve’ is the problem. If there are ranches, it doesn’t matter where they are built, ranches are a commercial proposition, it isn’t a Fulani issue. You can create ranches so that cows, goats could be bought there. This shouldn’t be an instrument of politics, race or ethnicity.
“But when you talk about reserves, it suggests that people can bring cattle from Futa Djallon, Senegal, and if they get here, they can get reserve. If it’s a ranch, it’s a pure commercial proposition, you want to trade. I will like to see these cattle people go back to the position they were before in which there was mutual collaboration between them and farmers,” he said.
Soyinka called on Buhari to consider the report of the 2014 National Conference convened during the tenure of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, lamenting that the country had been moving round in circles without direction.
 “We have a habit of consigning files to the dust shelves and then we start all over again. The (confab) report that came under Jonathan is even more superior to the one that I participated in as a member of PRONACO and I think that should be addressed seriously.
“The recommendations strike me as workable, practical, and in fact, as answering some of the anxieties of this nation. This is something I think that Buhari should tackle seriously,” he said.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Hilarious Photo:- When You Hear That Bill Gate’s Son Has Impregnated Your Daughter

 When You Hear That Bill Gate’s Son Has Impregnated Your Daughter 

IT'S OVER: England’s Coach, Roy Hodgson Resigns Following England’s Defeat By Iceland At Euro 2016

Roy Hodgson has resigned as England manager after his team were beaten 2-1 by Iceland to seal their exit from Euro 2016. Assistant managers Gary Neville and Ray Lewington have also resigned. Announcing his resignation immediately after the final whistle in the post-match press conference this evening, 68 year old Hodgson said;
“My contract was always up after the Euros so now is the time for someone else to oversee the progress of this young, hungry, extremely talented group of players.
‘They have been fabulous and they have done everything that was asked of them. When I arrived I was told players didn’t turn up to play for their country or pulled out at the last minute.
‘I have not seen any of that.These players love to play and their commitment has been exemplary.
‘My staff have asked me to speak on their behalf. They came with me as part of my coaching team and they will leave with me.
‘Finally I would like to thank all my support staff, the players, the FA and of course the fans. It has been a fabulous journey these past four years. We tried.

‘I woud like to thank you the media for the support you have given me. I am sorry it has had to end in this way with another exit but these things happen, and all I can do is wish everybody the very best and hope that you will still see an England team in the future in a major finals with the success that we have been unable to achieve.’

EFCC arrests Fayose’s ‘best friend’ over N4.7bn fraud

According to THE PUNCH, The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested a man, whom it described as the best friend of Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State.
The suspect, Mr. Abiodun Agbele, it was learnt, allegedly helped Fayose to handle over N1.219bn during the Ekiti State governorship election in 2014.
The money was said to have been part of the N4.7bn that was siphoned from the imprest account of the Office of the National Security Adviser and deposited into the bank account of a company belonging to the sons of a former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro.
The PUNCH had reported last week that the EFCC alleged that Obanikoro conveyed about N1.219bn on an aircraft and handed it over to Agbele for onward delivery to Zenith Bank.
Agbele was said to have collected the money on behalf of Fayose and paid the money into the account of Fayose, who was the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party at the time.
According to five Zenith Bank deposit slips made available to our correspondent, Agbele made deposits of over N900m into his own company account and Fayose’s own.
On June 26, 2014, Agbele made a deposit of N137m into a Zenith Bank account, with Account Number 1003126654, belonging to Ayodele Fayose with teller number 0556814.
On June 17, 2014, Agbele also deposited N100m into Account Number 1010170969 belonging to Spotless Investment Limited, a company owned by Fayose and his wife, Feyisetan.
On June 18, 2014, Agbele also made a deposit of N219, 490, 000 into the account of De Privateer Limited with Account Number 1013835889 and teller number 0505890. The company allegedly belongs to Agbele. On June 19, 2014, he also made  a deposit of N300m into the same account while a third deposit of N200m was made into the same account on June 23, 2014.
“Agbele is an associate of Fayose. We are currently looking for him because he has a lot of explanations to make. He held some of the money in trust for Fayose,” the EFCC source said.
 In his reaction, Fayose admitted that Agbele was a trusted friend who paid money into his account.
He, however, maintained that the money came from the management of Zenith Bank and private donations.
He said, “The management of Zenith Bank, which majorly funded my election, called me to a meeting where I was assured that the fund would be provided for my election.  I was asked to nominate a trusted ally to be related with and I nominated Mr. Abiodun Agbele.
“All the payments into Abiodun Agbele’s account domiciled in Zenith Bank were directly from Zenith Bank. In actual fact, the account was opened by Zenith Bank hurriedly at that time and Abiodun Agbele’s identity card, which ought to have been collected before the account, was opened, was only collected last week in the bank’s desperation to perfect the account obviously after submitting to the intimidation and harassment of the EFCC.
“Most of the funds posted into Agbele’s account were through the Ibadan, Akure and Lagos branches of the Zenith Bank and sometimes, they brought cash.”
Agbele’s account with Zenith Bank has since been frozen by the EFCC as well as those of Fayose and his company.
In a statement on Monday by Fayose’s Special Adviser, Public Communications and New Media, Mr. Lere Olayinka, the governor condemned the arrest of his friend.
Fayose maintained that his campaign was funded by Zenith Bank and not the ONSA.
The statement read in part, “Our attention has been drawn to the arrest of Mr. Abiodun Agbele by the EFCC and we wish to say that we encourage the EFCC to carry out its investigations without politics, as it is being done now.
“It must be pointed out that at no time was Mr. Abiodun Agbele invited by the EFCC, and if he had been invited, he would have honoured the invitation. Therefore, there is nothing to celebrate in his arrest if it is not political.
“As already pointed out, Governor Ayodele Fayose does not have anything to do with any fund from the ONSA. He has stated how his election was funded and Zenith Bank that he said funded his election has not denied doing so.
“Also, the person said to have been arrested is an adult and will defend himself when the time comes. Subjecting him to media trial, as the EFCC has been doing since the inception of this government, will only give our adversaries momentary sense of joy.
“We await reports of the EFCC investigations and we hope that the anti-corruption agency will be civil enough to allow an open and transparent trial in a competent court of law and not media trial just to get at Governor Fayose because of his uncompromising stance against the misrule of the All Progressives Congress/Buhari-led Federal Government.”


Argentina's Lionel Messi reacts after losing 4-2 to Chile in penalty kicks during Sunday's Copa America final in New Jersey.
When he came in the 2005 U-20 World Cup Championship in Holland, nobody knew that 11 years later, he would be gone. No one ever thought it would end like this. After losing three previous Copa America finals, Lionel Messi on Sunday night had another chance to win. Argentina and Chile were locked in a scoreless tie, and the match would be decided by penalty kicks. Messi bent down to adjust the ball and backed up to get a running start. The five-time FIFA Ballon d'Or winner licked his lip, gave the goalie a quick appraising glance, and sent a cannonball-like shot over the goal, missing for Argentina when it mattered most.

In a promo video before the game, Sports Illustrated called Messi the "greatest soccer player ever" and compared him to Muhammad Ali, Babe Ruth and Michael Jordan. He has had a celebrated career with FC Barcelona in Spain. He's famous for breathtaking shots, often taken after a blur of footwork to get past defenders.
But aside from an Olympic gold in 2008, Messi has never been able to bring home a major international championship playing for his home country.
He was clearly devastated by Sunday night's 4-2 loss to Chile and the part he played in it. The BBC quoted Messi after the game as saying:
" 'For me, the national team is over,' he said after defeat by Chile in the Copa America final. 'I've done all I can. It hurts not to be a champion.' ...
" 'It's been four finals, I tried,' added Messi, who made his debut for Argentina in 2005 and has played 113 times for his country.
" 'It was the thing I wanted the most, but I couldn't get it, so I think it's over.' ...
" 'It's very hard, but the decision is taken. Now I will not try more and there will be no going back.' "
That sounds pretty final. But maybe not. The BBC also quoted Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero saying he hoped Messi would "reflect" on his decision to retire and reconsider:
" 'I think he spoke while he was heated, because a beautiful opportunity escaped us,' said Romero. 'I can't imagine a national team without Messi.' "
Fans around the world are undoubtedly hoping the same thing. And the sports press is speculating that Messi's "retirement" might be short-lived:
The remarks by Messi followed reports that he'd been frustrated by mismanagementof Argentina's soccer team. When the team's chartered flight was delayed for several hours on its way to New Jersey for the final game, Messi posted on his Instagram account, "What a disaster the AFA is, for God's sake."
As if the stakes weren't already high enough for Messi and his team, Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona said before the match that they shouldn't bother coming back home if they didn't win. As Yahoo Sports puts it:
"Many fans believe that Messi cannot be considered as great as Maradona until he wins a major honor with his country like Maradona did in the 1986 World Cup."
Even if Messi does go through with his retirement from Argentina's national team, he will presumably continue to play for his club team Barcelona.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

CAN president calls for religious balance and tolerance

Dr. Samson Ayokunle who is the new president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has warned President Muhammadu Buhari not to treat Christians as fools by giving preference to one religion above the other. In an interview with The Punch, the CAN president urged the president to maintain religious balance so as not to open the door for lawlessness. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Rev. Samson Olasupo Adeniyi Ayokunle “I want to advise the present government to maintain balance and keep close to constitution irrespective of the religious belief of those in government. The government should respect the constitution of Nigeria because if the government breaks the constitution of Nigeria on religion alone, they have already opened the door for lawlessness in the society.”  He advised Islamic religious leaders to call their followers to order as some of them were not giving them honour with their actions. “They (children) are bringing disgrace to the religion of Islam; we have existed together for many years without this type of development, so it is the duty of the Islamic leaders in Nigeria to look for those who are radicalising their children and turning them into murderers and be able to apprehend them and hand them over to the government or speak to them to teach what is right. “To say that they are not Muslims is so embarrassing. So, who are they? Are they Christians? Are they pagans? If they are pagans, why do they owe allegiance to the Quran? Do pagans hold Quran or owe allegiance to it?” He said Islamic leaders should find out those “radicalising their children and turning them into murderers” and each them religious tolerance. “The government of Nigeria should not take things for granted and think that Christians are fools and they will be seen to be promoting one religion above the other or favour one religion to the detriment of the other. “Whenever we see that, we are going to tell them to be very careful and we are going to speak out. Who you are going to worship is a fundamental right of every individual and government is there to protect that, not to force one religion on the other.” He described the attack on a Christian in Kaduna by some youths because he was eating during the month of Ramadan as an act of religious intolerance. “Somebody was going to eat in the afternoon; he was not a Muslim. What right do you have to go and stab that person in a law-abiding society? When you are not from the bush, you are not a beast, how can you just behave like that? What is Nigeria becoming in the name of religion? “So these are the things we must all rise to condemn. Since nobody has monopoly to guns and violence, we should not continue to provoke people.”

Keeping Your Head Above the Water During Financial Crisis- TOLULOPE OLAIFA

In the present Nigerian economy, everybody is groaning under the strain of climbing prices and stagnant salaries/wages. It is important for us Nigerians to develop habits to help us cope with the situation till it eventually eases up. There are a lot of ways to reduce spending and make it easier for you to survive the crisis and avoid debt; these are a few minor things every Nigerian can do to ease thefinancial strain.
Have Clear Financial Goals- Most people find themselves having financial difficulties because of the failure to plan out a proper budget/spending plan. If you have a clear vision of what you want to achieve financially, what you want to spend and what you want to save, it is easier to maintain a particular budget and not get carried away by unnecessary spending.
Develop a Saving Habit- No matter what you earn, be sure to dedicate a particular percentage to normal savings, as well as an emergency fund that you can fall back on in case of sudden events.
Find Ways to Entertain Yourself at Home- Most people spend a fortune on going out, watching movies at cinemas, hanging out with friends and making impulse buys. If you can find ways to limit the way you go out, you will be saving yourself a great deal of money.
Be Budget-Savvy- Unplanned spending and emergencies usually take a chunk of money, but be sure to look for deals and discounts you can trust, so as to cut the spending. For example, if you are a frequent traveller, or you have to make unplanned trips in this economy, look for hotel deals and discounts on sites like
Learn to Leave Your ATM and Credit Cards at home, and to try as much as possible to use them only for emergencies. Carrying ATMs and credit cards makes it easier for people to make unplanned purchases- Not having them on you helps you to avoid impulse buys.

 With practising these simple tips, you are well on your way to financial freedom, even in the present economic crisis.

Monday, June 20, 2016


Dealing with Stress- How not to Get Overwhelmed
In Nigeria, we find ourselves facing stress on all sides- economic decline, power shortage, fuel price increase, even the “common” tomatoes we took for granted have started showing themselves. Believe it or not, accumulated stress is one of the major reasons why there has been an alarming increase in the death rate of young and middle-aged adults in Nigeria.  Unfortunately, Nigerians do not seem to understand the need to take a step back and relax for a while. Even while we are sleeping, some of us (even I’m guilty) find ourselves dreaming of unfinished work and missing deadlines. Our bodies are not built to take such amounts of stress, so once in a while, we need to take a step back and realise that life goes on, irrespective of whatever happens. These are a few tips for dealing with stress in your daily life.
DO NOT GO HOME IN WORK MODE. Leave the stress of the day and of your job at the door, so that you can relax by yourself or with your family. Your home should be a haven for relaxation, not an extension of the office.
Set boundaries and goals for each day. Do not let irrelevant worries that you can’t fix at that very moment get to you, because it will affect productivity.
Try to slide in a few minutes of exercise during the day. Sitting in one spot only serves to cloud your brain and tire you out.
If you need help, ask-You are not a superhero. Stop trying to do it all by yourself. If you find yourself stranded, ask for help from friends and colleagues.
Remember that work never ends- If you are killing yourself because you want to clear your desk up for tomorrow, you will only come back and meet more tasks. Get used to that fact.
Remember to stop and just breathe- Instead of blowing up or freaking out, remember to ask yourself “is it worth it?” Calm yourself with a few deep breaths and take a few moments to relax.
Treat yourself once in a while- Check yourself into a hotel, go to a spa or go out to dinner.  You find out that taking a trip during the weekend, or on your casual leave helps you relax better than if you are holed up at home (it doesn’t have to be out of Nigeria, Nigeria has awesome getaway spots). If you are looking forward to something, it tends to take your mind off mundane worries.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The Scrapping Of Post-UTME Does Not Mean There Won't Be Screening

One of the major decisions taken at the end of the 2016 policy meeting that has all the stakeholders in the education in attendance, was that post-UTME should be scrapped.

Obviously, many candidates do not understand the import of this going by the number of calls we have been receiving concerning this.
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Many of them think that since post-UTME has been scrapped there's not going to be any form of screening before they secure admission.

For the avoidance of doubt, schools are going to still conduct screening for candidates. However, the method of screening will differ depending on the school. 

Now you may wonder what's the big deal about scrapping post-UTME in the first place? The scrapping of post-UTME only means that schools are not to conduct screening exercises similar to JAMB UTME. Many schools screening exercises seem more like sitting for JAMB UTME again because the same subjects you sat for in JAMB UTME are what you are being tested on again. According to the education minister, Mallam Adamu Adamu, that does not make sense.

So while schools were directed not to conduct screening exercises similar to JAMB UTME, they are at liberty to conduct other forms of screening for their candidates.

So if you have been whiling away time thinking that since post-UTME has been scrapped that there won't be any form of screening before you are admitted, you better wake up now and start preparing to avoid unpleasant surprises. 

CCT adjourns Saraki’s trial over motion seeking judge’s disqualification

The Code of Conduct Tribunal in Abuja on Wednesday adjourned the trial of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, till June 21.
The tribunal adjourned for the hearing of a fresh motion filed by Saraki seeking an order of the CCT disqualifying its Chairman, Danladi Umar, from further presiding over the case.
Saraki filed his fresh application accusing Umar of bias based on the remark made by the tribunal chairman at the last proceedings on June 7, 2016, while warning the defence against delay tactics.
Umar made the statement that was picked up while warning the defence that their delay tactics would not “reduce the consequences the defendant will meet in this tribunal at the end of the trial”. Saraki, in his fresh application filed by his lawyer, Kanu Agabi (SAN), alleged that Umar’s statement would prejudice the outcome of the trial.
At the resumed hearing in the case on Wednesday, lead defence counsel, Agabi, informed the tribunal of the motion which he said had yet to be opposed by the prosecution.
“We have a motion before your lordship. No processes opposing the motion have been served,” he said.
But in response, the lawyer, Mr. Pius Akuta, who stood in for the lead prosecuting counsel, Mr. Rotimi Jacobs (SAN),said the prosecution had some moments before the tribunal started sitting, filed its opposition to the motion.
He said despite that, the business of the day was for further cross-examination of the first prosecution witness, Mr. Michael Wetkas, and not for the hearing of the motion.
Akuta said, “The business of today actually is continuation of cross-examination.
“We have filed our response to the motion this morning. We were served with this process two days ago arround 6pm. Yesterday, we were served with further affidavit.
“To that extent, we have instruction from the lead counsel (Jacobs) to proceed with the cross-examination.
“We are so sorry to inform the tribunal that the lead counsel received two hearing notices from the Court of Appeal yesterday. As we speak now he is before the Court of Appeal.
“So, we are opposing the application. The fact that they have filed a motion cannot stop the business of the day.”
He also cited section 396(2) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act to corroborate his contention that the application could be heard anytime and thus should not be allowed to
stall the business of the day.
But Agabi responded again, arguing that the provisions of the ACJ Act cited by Akuta, were only relevant when the defendant is challenging the validity of the charges which he said was not the case with the fresh motion.
He insisted that the scheduled business of the day had been overtaken by the motion which he said bordered on the jurisdiction of the tribunal and the competence of the presiding chairman.
Agabi, who was handed  a copy of the prosecution’s opposition to the motion, asked for an adjournment of the case to enable him to file a response to the counter-affidavit filed by the prosecution.
The tribunal chairman agreed with Agabi and fixed the hearing of the motion for June 21.
The fresh application is the second filed by the Senate President asking the CCT chairman to withdraw from his trial.
The Umar-led CCT had on April 28 dismissed the earlier application which sought the withdrawal of the CCT chairman from the trial on the basis of alleged ongoing investigation o‎f his involvement in a N10m bribery allegation.
Saraki is being prosecuted by the Federal Government on 16 counts, including false and anticipatory asset declaration, which he allegedly made between 2003 and 2011 when he served as the Governor of Kwara State.
He is ‎also accused  of operating foreign accounts as a public officer and of receiving governor’s salary or emoluments  in addition to his salary as a senator for some periods after completing his two terms as governor and got elected as a senator.