Saturday, July 30, 2016
After three decades of having male Student Union Government (SUG) presidents, the north has produced a female student union leader – The new SUG president Amina Yahaya is a 400 level English student at the Usman Danfodio University in Sokoto – She said her greatest challenge is getting females to support the their kind Share on Facebook Share on Twitter First female northern Student Union President in three decades Amina Yahaya A northern Nigerian female
Friday, July 29, 2016
It was a busy night at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, as the party's leading lights like Barack Obama, Joe Biden and others made their case for Hillary Clinton.
Obama blasted Trump as a man who did business with people and left his workers feeling used and also praised Hillary Clinton, saying she was even more qualified for the presidency than him, or even her husband- Bill Clinton. Read the full transcript
Thursday, July 28, 2016
This is to inform all UTME and Direct Entry candidates who applied for admission to Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, for the 2016/2017 academic session that the Admission Screening Exercise has commenced. Candidates eligible for the screening are: Those who made Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko their first choice of University in the 2016/2017 UTME and scored 180 and above; and Direct Entry candidates who chose AAUA as their first or second choice University. All eligible candidates are to visit the University website www.aaua.edu.ngto register for the screening exercise as from 26 th July, 2016 after the payment of N2,500.00 (Two thousand five hundred Naira only) at any branch of the banks listed below via e-tranzact: First Bank Heritage Bank Keystone Bank Wema Bank Skye Bank Access Bank Zenith Bank Eco Bank Candidates are requested to collect bank-generated receipts at the point of payment, which will contain receipt number and confirmation code for the on-line registration. Guidelines to Candidates for On-line Registration i. Candidates should log on to the University portaland click on 2016/2017 ADMISSION SCREENING ii. Candidates are to obtain a print-out containing the confirmation order number from the Bank upon payment of N2,500:00 only using your JAMB Registration Number. iii. Candidates are to proceed to the Registration website ( ase.aaua.edu.ng) to confirm payment and continue with the admission screening registration. General Instructions to all Candidates i. Candidates are advised to correctly upload their results and any other required information on the portal. ii. Any falsification of results by candidates will lead to disqualification. iii. Candidates are to click on "Admission requirements" to check on O’Level requirements for their course of choice. iv. Candidates are advised to read the O’Level requirements of their courses and select the right FIVE subject combinations for their courses which must include credit passes in English Language and Mathematics. v. A maximum of two (2) sittings is allowed in the case of O’Level requirements. vi. AAUA accepts WAEC, NECO and NABTEB results. vii. Candidates awaiting results should upload such results as soon as the results are released but not later than 30th September, 2016. viii. It is compulsory for all candidates to participate in the screening exercise to enable the University to capture all relevant entry requirements for the admission exercise.
Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the Pre-Degree Programme for 2016/2017 Session. Eligibility Eligible Candidates must possess minimum of 5 Credits in 5 subjects at a maximum of two sittings including English Language (for ALL Courses),
This is to inform the public especially aspirants of Federal Polytechnic Ede (EDEPOLY) for the 2016/2017 academic session that the admission screening of the institution has been announced. Available Programmes SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
This is to inform the public especially aspirants of Federal Polytechnic Ede (EDEPOLY) for the 2016/2017 academic session that the admission screening of the institution has been announced. Available Programmes SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY Electrical/Electronics Engineering Civil Engineering Computer Engineering Mechanical Engineering SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES Architectural Technology Estate Management Quantity Surveying Building Technology Surveying and Geo-Informatics SCHOOL OF BUSINESS STUDIES Accountancy Business Administration and Management Banking and Finance Office Technology and Management Library and Information Science SCHOOL OF APPLIED SCIENCES Computer Science Hospitality Science Laboratory Technology Leisure and Tourism Management Statistics Nutrition and Dietetics Geological Technology For entry requirements for these programmes, click here Eligibility Candidates who chose the polytechnic and scored the required cut-off mark in the 2016 UTME. Method Of Application Candidates are to visit the registration portal: http://www.federalpolyede.edu. ng/entranceForm/to complete their registrations. They will be required to make a payment of N2,500.00.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo recently held a close-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Aso Rock, Abuja and part of what was discussed centred on Senate President Bukola Saraki, according to Sahara Reporters.
Hillary Clinton became the first woman in history
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Monday, July 25, 2016
After a months-long bidding processand many layoffs, Yahoo has finally found a buyer. Verizon (which owns AOL, which owns TechCrunch) is officiallyacquiring Yahoo’s core business for $4.83 billion in cash, which includes Yahoo’s advertising, content, search and mobile activities.
Shasore was one of the aspirants reportedly supported by Fashola for the APC governorship ticket in the 2015 governorship election. However, he and Femi Amzat, Fashola’s commissioner for works, were defeated by Akinwunmi Ambode, the preferred candidate of Bola Tinubu, a national leader of APC. Following Ambode’s victory at the poll, the relationship between Tinubu and Fashola has not improved since then, and it was widely reported last year that Tinubu did not support the appointment of Fashola as minister because of their strained relationship. However, a presidency insider told The Cable: “Shasore was dropped because the president does not want anything that will stoke tension in the Lagos axis again.” According to the source, Buhari personally sought out the NERC nominees as he is doing in critical areas of his administration. He said: “The president’s expectation is that with more professionals in his team, including those from the Diaspora, he will be able to deliver the goods in these critical areas.”With his nomination, Akinwande will succeed Sam Amadi whose tenure ended in 2015. It was gathered that Buhari sent Akinwade’s name and other nominees to the Senate for confirmation before they embarked on their long recess on Thursday, July 21. Other nominees include: Musiliu Olalekan Oseni (Southwest nominee), Dafe C. Akpeneye (South-South nominee), Okafor Frank Nwoye (Southeast nominee), Sanusi Garba (Northwest nominee), Nathan Rogers Shatti (Northeast nominee), Moses Arigu (North-Central nominee). NERC, which regulates the power sector, is key to the resolution of the electricity crisis as the government has already privatised distribution and generation entities. It is under the control of the federal government and it is currently being managed by Manitoba of Canada on contractual basis.
President Buhari in a yet to be released interview with The Interview magazine, revealed he was removed from office 31 years ago because he was planning to purge the military of corruption.
In the interview, President Buhari said senior military leaders, led by former military president, General Ibrahim Babangida and General Aliyu Gusau, removed him in August 1985, to save themselves from his wrath.
He challenged Babangida and Gusau to tell Nigerians the truth on why they carried out the coup against him.
“I learnt that Aliyu Gusau, who was in charge of intelligence, took import license from the Ministry of Commerce which was in charge of supplies and gave it to Alhaji Mai Deribe. It was worth N100,000, a lot of money at that time. I confronted them and took the case to the Army council in a memo…I wanted Gusau punished.”
However former military leader, Ibrahim Babangida had told The Interview in its December edition that there was nothing in the memo which Buhari said he submitted to the Army council.
“Don’t forget that I was one of Buhari’s closest aides. I was the chief of army staff. So, I had an important position, an important role to play within that administration. I don’t think it had to do with a memo” Babangida said.
But in a tone which revealed that the past may neither have been forgotten nor forgiven, Buhari in this recent interview, challenged Babangida and Gusau to come clean on why they removed him. Buhari assumed office as military leader on December 31st 1983, after he and his loyalists overthrew the government of Shehu Shagari.
Two years later on August 27th 1985, President Buhari’s rule was ended by Babangida in a coup. In a statement on The Interview magazine's website, the Managing Director/Editor-in-chief, Azu Ishiekwene, said, “This is one edition that won’t let sleeping dogs lie.”
Francis Taiwo, the father of nine year old Korede Taiwo who was chained for weeks without food at the Celestial Church of Christ (Key of Joy Parish), in Ajibawo area near Otta in Ogun state, was arrested yesterday July 24th. According to the statement he made at the Otta police station, Francis who is a pastor in the church, said he chained his son because of his stealing habit.
According to him, he wanted to deliver his son from the spirit of stealing. Korede's mother is dead and has been living with his father and step mother. He was rescued last Friday by NSCDC officials.
Kelechi Iheanacho, Sergio Aguero and Man city players visit Great Wall of China to show off new jerseys (photos)
Man City players Kelechi Iheanacho, Sergio Aguero and Nicholas Otamendi visited the Great Wall of China on Sunday and took photos showing off the club's new home and away Jerseys as they prepare for a friendly clash with Man U in Beijing.
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Friday, July 22, 2016
The Senate of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife has appointed Prof. Anthony Adebolu Elujoba, a Professor of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy as the Acting Vice-Chancellor of the University.
Professor Elujoba has served as the Head of Department of Pharmacognosy, Dean Faculty of Pharmacy, Chairman Committee of Deans, Chairman Faculty Post Graduate Committee/ Board of Studies, Research and Selection Committee, member Faculty Review Panel, Senate Representative on OAU Teaching Hospital Management Board, Member Management Board of Natural History Museum and Post Graduate Board and Dean’s Representative, Faculty of Technology.
He is also the President of the African AIDS Research Network, Nigerian Chapter and a Member, Board of Trustees of the Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (NEPWHAN).
It was gathered that Prof. Elujoba won the Senate election with 201 votes ahead of Prof. Lamikanra, also from the Faculty of Pharmacy, who had 5 votes.
President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to make the official announcement of Elujoba as the Acting Vice-Chancellor of the institution.
The 74-year -old traditional ruler of Iba town in Lagos, Yushau Oseni was abducted at his Iba palace on July 16.
The gunmen are said to have demanded a whooping sum of N500 million as ransom for monarch’s release.
The family of the abducted monarch of Iba town in Lagos, Yushau Oseni, on Friday said so".
Thursday, July 14, 2016
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Wednesday, July 13, 2016
I witnessed the accident of the Naira, I cry, I looked at Individual financial pockets, I cry, Oh, I discovered the Greed of our politicians, I cry, I saw the retrogression of our Education, I cry, I checked the Rate of naira to dollar, I cry, I saw our Industrial collapse, I cry, Eh,our Agriculture! I CRY.
The Federal Ministry of Education yesterday said only the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) can admit students into universities. The ministry also said universities had no business admitting candidates other than those sent to it by JAMB but could screen candidates to remove those with anti-social traits and suspicious credentials. The Director, Press and Public Relations, in the ministry, Mr. Ben Bem Goong, also denied media reports that the earlier decision to cancel post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) was upturned. He said while the ban on post-UTME stayed, screening was only for those admitted by JAMB and limited to examination of credentials and physical examination of candidates to ensure that they are not cultists. “All these should be done upon resumption. No university is allowed to have anything to do with any applicant who is not its student. Screening and registration are only for those who have been admitted by JAMB,” he said.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
“Boys, you are wasting too much of your time in front of that television. You don’t get an education when staring at television all the time. I’d asked the lord for wisdom and he has told me what to do. From now on, you will not watch television, except for two preselected programs each week, and that will be after you might have done your homework. Furthermore, you don’t play outside after school, either, until you’ve done all your homework. In addition, you have to read two books from the library each week and when you finish reading them, you must write me a book report about the books. You are not living up to your potentials, and I am going to see that you do.” Sonya Carson tells her sons, Curtis and Benjamin. If there is anyone who will always believe in his/her ability to succeed and has faith in God, it is Sonya Carson. "Learn to do your best and God will do the rest” was her life motto. In spite of the hardships she passed through, having married at the young age of thirteen to a man who eventually deserted her and her two sons, she believed that she would eventually make it in life and determined her two sons would also succeed. Ben Carson would always attribute his success to his mother, Sonya. "I not only saw and felt the difference my mother made in my life; I am still living out that difference as a man." Says the renowned Neurosurgeon. Sonya Carson believed her sons could make it and she stirred up the gem in them. She put her total self into making sure her sons did their best in school. Oftentimes, she worked long hours and two to three jobs to keep the Carson family afloat. Her relationship and dependence on the Lord provided her with the wisdom to raise her boys to graduate from high school, college, and become successful men. She did this while living as a single mom in the interior cities of Boston and Detroit. "I don't have any friends. I don't have anyone else to turn to. God, you're going to have to be my friend, my best friend. And, you're going to have to tell me how to do things and give me wisdom, because I don't know what to do” Sonya prays to God. She believed in God having accepted the gospel on the hospital bed. Sonya Carson was a woman of faith. My sons are going to be something. They are going to learn to be self-supporting and learn how to love other folks. And no matter what they decide to be, they are going to be the best in the world at it.” says Sonya to a woman who confronted her about her methods of child training. She loves her children. “Lord, if you can take nothing and make a world out of it, you can take my situation and make it work – for the boys’ sake. I don’t care so much about myself, but my boys need help. They deserve a chance.” She has a saying; “You can do anything anyone else can do. Only you can do it better.” And she made her sons to believe it. Sonya Carson overcame hardship, poverty, single- motherhood, and depression to work hard to raise two sons in the inner cities. In turn, these boys grew up to be successful men, as she believed they would be, because she lived out her motto, "Learn to do your best. God will do the rest."
The Sultan of Sokoto and president-general, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), AlhaJi Sa’ad Abubakakar III, has declared Wednesday, July 6, as Eid-el-Fitr day in Nigeria. The Sultan’s announcement follows report of no sign of the new moon of Shawwal 1437 in any part of the country. According to him, being that the moon hasn’t been sighted, Muslims in the country should fast on Tuesday, July 5 and observe the Eid prayers on Wednesday, July 6. A statement signed by the chairman, Sultanate Advisory Committee on Islamic Affairs, Prof. Sambo Junaidu, reads in part: “Sultanate Advisory Committee on Moon Sighting, after holding its meeting at the Sultanate Palace today (yesterday) Monday, 04/07/2016, which is equivalent to the 29th day of Ramadan 1437 AH, affirmed that there is no report of new moon being sighted by all the committees across the federation. “On the strength of that, the Sultan of Sokoto adopted the report of moon not sighted anywhere and declared that Wednesday, the 6th of July, which signifies the completion of 30 days circle of this year’s Ramadan, will be the first day of Shawwal (Eid el-Fitr). The Sultan further prayed that Almighty Allah accept the prayers and acts of worship being practised by all Muslim faithful across the globe. We recalls that he had on Sunday, July 3 asked every Muslim in the country to look for the new moon between Sunday and Monday for the Eid el-Fitri. Some countries like Saudi Arabia and Indonesia had earlier announced Wednesday as Eid-el-Fitri day. The celebrations are used to mark the end of the month-long Ramadan fast.
Saturday, July 2, 2016
Meet India's tallest policeman who measures 7ft6ins and spends most of his day taking selfies with tourists
39-year-old Rajesh Kumar, a traffic officer in Gurgaon in Haryana has become an overnight celebrity thanks to his status as India's tallest policeman. His massive, 7ft4ins bellies his gentle nature, he is depicted as a gentle giant who offers flowers and helmets to bikers and motorists not following the rules of the road.
Mr Kumar who is so big his uniform is custom made by a personal tailor gets mobbed by tourists and locals while on patrol duty who queue up to have their photo taken with him.
He is considering going into pro wrestling and cites WWE star, Great Khalie as his inspiration.
He said: 'I want to emulate the success of The Great Khalie who was also recruited as a police official with the Punjab Police.
'My aim is to be a wrestler of world repute just like him. I want to take part in the World Wrestling Entertainment.
'I love my job as a cop but wrestling is my passion.
'But I have taken up the police job for the time being. But I keep taking leave for my wrestling training.'
Mr Kumar has never been ashamed or uncomfortable around people due to his colossal height.
He added: 'In the job it is sometimes handy being so tall because I can see over the crowds in big public order situations and watch out for any trouble.
"I don't even have any health issues. I exercise regularly so I am quite fit for my job."
Mr Kumar's height could be a genetic legacy from his grandfather who measured 6ft2ins given that other members of his family are of normal height.
As a child he was always taller than his peers and was often bullied in his youth. He doesn't take it at heart and rejoices his moments at school.
He said: 'I am thankful to god that everyone loves me so much. I don't mind a few bullies as they bring some fun to life.
'Now all that I wish for is to continue my wrestling training and somehow manage to enter the professional world.'
After months of stirring, frying and toasting suggestions, Google has finally cooked a name officially for its Android N. The Android N will be officially named Android Nougat. This name is a sandwich of suggestions which Google had taken in as recipes for the final dish of the name. So the Android Nougat will now take over from the Marshmallow.
Reports have it that the Police Service Commission (PSC) has confirmed the disengagement from duty of 21 Assistant Inspectors General (AIGs) of Police, who were senior to the new acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) Idris Ibrahim, before he was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The spokesman of the PSC Ikechukwu Ani, released a statement on Friday, July 1, stating that the retired AIGs are:
1. Bala A Hassan
2. Yahaya Garba Ardo
3. Irmiya F Yarima
4. Danladi Y Mshebwala
5. Tambari Y. Mohammed.
6. Bala Magaji Nasarawa
7. Musa Abdulsalam
8. Adisa Bolanta
9. Mohammed J Gana
10. Umaru Abubakar Manko
11. Lawal Tanko
12. Olufemi A. Adenike
13. Johson A Ogunsakin
14. Adenrele T. Shinaba
15. James O. Caulcrick
16. Olufefemi David Ogumbayode
17. Edgar T Nanakumo
18. Kalafite H. Adeyemi
19. Patrick D Dokumor
20. Mbu Joseph Mbu
21. Sabo Ibrahim Ringim