Monday, September 26, 2016
According to oaupeeps, It was toward the eventide of the 16th September - Thursday that one of the core courses at the department of English Language at the Faculty of Arts, EGL 204 result was released for her students to check. The result was overly poor for almost all of them. A correspondent of OAU Peeps News Agency was able to gather from a Student (whose name would not be disclosed) that the results were quite inconsistent. According to Dupe(not real name), at first, she checked and saw that she was 'given' 24 in total, over 100 marks.
Another affected student lamented, "how can I score below 20 over all!" And Tolu (not real name) explained that he believed he merited and expected much than what was given him.
Our correspondent also learnt that after the first upload, few left for the department to lodge complaints, they were made to understand it was due to some terrible error which would be rectified in no time. However after the alleged correction, it ws said that the grades of the few with good marks before, if not all, nosedived to Ds, Es and F s. The result was reloaded again, even, nothing was changed. And on the 22nd September, the result became cleared on the students eportal accounts - the latest development.
However at the moment, many students still believeIt that there would most plausibly be, another reload, from the department and or the bodies in charge, that would most expectedly reflect the actual grades, of her confused students. - See more at: http://www.oaupeeps.com/2016/09/students-lament-egl204-results.html#sthash.LTO9U4PA.dpuf
a. Those interested in admission into KWASU but did not take part in the first screening exercise; and
b. Those who took part in the first screening exercise but scored below 40%.
All candidates must have five (5) O’ Level credits in relevant subjects at not more than two sittings. Candidates awaiting O’Level results can also apply for the Post-UTME Screening Test but will not be considered for admission until their results are available.
The screening/test is scheduled to hold as follows:
Date: Monday 26th September – Thursday 30th September, 2016.
Venue: KWASU Sango Office, Ilorin
Time: 9.00am – 4.00pm daily.
Candidates are advised to adhere strictly to the time scheduled for their Post-UTME Screening/Test. They are also required to come along to the screening/test venue with unused scratch card(s) for their O’level results, JAMB Original result (If you do not have this document, click here to get yours), print-outs of their Post-UTME registration forms and receipt for payment for screening.
2. REGISTRATION FEES: Applicants, except those who had taken part in the initial Post-UTME Screening for 2016/2017 admission exercise are required to pay the sum of Three Thousand Naira (N3,000.00) only (i.e. Two Thousand Naira (^2,000.00) as Post-UTME Screening fee and One Thousand Naira (^1,000.00) as administrative charge).
3. ONLINE REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS
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►Click "Registration Form" link
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In addition to all the requirements stated above, all applicants must know that final admission into the University is based on meeting the cut-off points for the
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Sunday, September 18, 2016
My people, we are in this country, together and you and I truly know that things are not going well. People have complained and many are still complaining, however, there is only one solution which is JESUS CHRIST. Only Him can save and help us. HAPPY SUNDAY.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
The news in Nigeria of late has been filled
with many words, but one that scares
everyone most is the word: Recession. There
have been rumors that the Nigerian economy
was facing a rapid downturn over a long
time, but right now, those rumors have
graduated into fact.
Recession in Nigeria has affected foodstuff
The prices of foodstuff, of staples and other
things Nigerians use from day to day have
skyrocketed. The panic is spreading slowly as
people are finding it difficult to afford food
and other important things.
How though can families and individuals pull
through this economic recession
During this recession, it is vital to spend
wisely. One key way to do that is to have a
budget. Whether as a family or an individual
that lives alone, a budget needs to be created
for food, drinks, clothes, internet, recharge
cards and so on.
The budget should not only be created, but
should be adhered to. Setting a fixed amount
for each need will help you cut down on
impulsive spending and help you stay on
track. Living without a budget, might make
you start borrowing money just a few days
into the new month.
Reduce drastically the amount of times you
eat out. Even if you have to eat out once in a
while, you might need to cut down on what
you spend. One way to do this is to get a lot
of foodstuff. Stocking up the house with the
basic things you eat daily like rice, beans,
garri and so on will help reduce spending.
Also, you have to be willing to cook.
Laziness, when it comes to cooking, is one
big problem that most people face, especially
single people. However, it has been proven
that eating out eats deeper into your budget
than having home-cooked food. So you might
have to bring out those cooking skills.
3. Save up
The economic recession might take a while
before the turn-around comes. So it is
important that you save up for the days when
the rain falls harder than it is now.
So if you are working with a budget, then you
should come up with a savings plan for the
future. A well-funded savings account can be
just the extra needed to meet bills and/or the
inevitable emergencies that life throws at us.
So even within the recession, it is important
to save up.
4. Cut Back
The recession is a time to cut back, not
borrow more money. So it is important that
you cut away as many extras as possible.
Money spent on entertainment, time at the
mall, cinemas and other things you can do
without should be cut back on.
It might be tempting to borrow, to keep up a
certain lifestyle, but the recession is not the
best time for that. So the best move is to cut
back on all the frills.
For businesses, the following steps should be
taken to keep them afloat during a recession:
Downsizing maybe inevitable at this point for
many businesses. So it is important that you
do a headcount, decide who you can do
without and then take the very painful
decision to let some people go.
You might have to change schedules and do
other things to increase productivity of your
business, even with less the amount of staff.
6. Reduce your overheard cost
it is important to reduce inventories and
overhead at any cost. You should monitor
your inventory for items that do not move
Note that that is where your cash is locked
up, in your cost of materials, labor, and so
on, waiting to be turned into cash after it’s
sold and the receivables collected. This can
cause loss of cash that is not good for a
business during this recession.
On a final note:
7. Watch out for sales
Once in a while,online sales companies have
sales, when you can get fashion items and
home appliances at a far cheaper price. So
be on the watch for this sales, they are great
times to save money.
You can also buy in markets, instead of
boutiques and malls.
Hopefully, the recession will pass soon, but
meanwhile, Nigerians should start learning to
how to cope.
The United States has identified dialogue and
practical efforts in the development of the Niger
Delta, as veritable means to resolve the security
and other related challenges of the region.
The Deputy Head of Mission of the United States
Embassy in Nigeria, Ambassador David Young,
stated this during a courtesy call on Bayelsa
State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson in
Government House, Yenagoa on Wednesday.
The Envoy, who is visiting Bayelsa for the first
time, implored the Federal Government to put in
place measures that would improve the living
conditions of the Niger Delta people.
While calling on all stakeholders to embrace
dialogue, as part of the process of resolving the
crisis in the region, Young observed that
successive governments in the country have been
making efforts to achieve the best possible
means to deploy the wealth generated from the
Niger Delta to impact on the lives of the people.
According to him, the US government was ready
to partner with Nigeria and Bayelsa state in the
area of funding development and economic
prosperity, through a variety of programmes,
including agriculture, health, education and
maritime security, without losing focus on
transparency and fiscal responsibility.
Young said, “The US government feels very
strongly that all stakeholders should be engaged
in dialogue, as part of the process to arrive at
equitable and fair solution for all involved.
“We believe that a bit of challenge for Nigeria, is
to transform the region of oil wells (the Niger
Delta) into improvement in the life of the average
Deltan. And, that is something we feel very
“We encourage Nigerians to work for common
goals as against violence and criminal activities.
We encourage Nigeria to establish conditions and
mechanisms for lasting change over time and
provide economic opportunities and services for
Deltans… US provides assistance to the region,
through maritime security training, aviation
security, treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS,
good governance planning, agric system and a
number of other activities. So we want to be
In his response, Dickson lamented the level of
environmental damage in the Niger Delta and
renewed his call on multinational corporate
organisations, particularly the oil majors to
adhere to international standards in their
operations in the region.
While calling for caution on the part of troops,
being deployed to the region, Governor Dickson
said that, the solution to the problems of the
Niger Delta lies squarely on development and
environmental justice, which he noted, could only
be achieved through meaningful dialogue.
Describing the environment as a critical heritage
of any people, the Governor commended the
Federal Government for kick-starting the
Ogoniland Clean-Up Programme and called for its
extension to other parts of the region, stressing
that Bayelsa environment remains the most
polluted in the Niger Delta.
According to him, as the place where oil was
first struck in commercial quantity, Bayelsa
records an average of three oil pollutions in a
day and requires a special attention from the
Federal Government and the multi-Nationals.
Dickson expressed gratitude to the US envoy and
his team for the visit, and solicited their
assistance in the areas of education,
infrastructural development and promotion of
peace and stability in the Niger Delta.
His said, “We believe that the issues of the Niger
Delta are not such that can be resolved by
means of confrontation or show of military
strength. We believe that these are essentially
issues of development; they are issues about the
“So, we as a government, community leaders,
corporate executives particularly the oil majors
that are operating here and the Federal
Government, its agencies and the friends of our
country should work together to resolve the
challenges of the Niger Delta.
“These are issues that working together sincerely
and following a clear roadmap, we think can be
resolved in such a way that communities will be
prosperous; Government, agencies and
businesses within our region will benefit from the
overall climate of stability and security that will
be generated when there is a consensus building
effort. That is where we stand and I believe that
has been the position of the US Mission.”
Neymar scored the winning goal as
Brazil defeated Colombia 2-1 to
maintain their 2018 World Cup
qualifying resurgence on Tuesday.
Barcelona superstar Neymar swept
home a 74th-minute strike at Manaus’s
Arena Amazonia to settle a pulsating
encounter between the two rivals.
It was a sweet victory for Neymar,
who has unhappy memories from
recent encounters with Colombia.
The 24-year-old suffered a
tournament-ending injury against
Colombia during Brazil’s ill-fated 2014
World Cup campaign.
A year later Neymar was sent off in a
stormy battle between the two sides at
the 2015 Copa America in Chile, and
subsequently banned for four matches.
Neymar’s second-half winner came
after Brazil had taken the lead in the
second minute through Inter Milan
defender Miranda, heading home his
first ever international goal on his
But Colombia fought back and forced
an equaliser when Marquinhos headed
into his home net nine minutes before
The win saw Brazil move into second
place in the overall standings, just
ahead of Argentina on goal difference
in South America’s marathon
qualifying competition for the 2018
The five-time World Cup winners now
have 15 points from eight games, one
point behind leaders Uruguay who
thrashed Paraguay in Montevideo
President Muhammadu Buhari has
extended condolences to the family of
Michael Ibru, who passed away on
Tuesday, aged 85.
President Buhari equally commiserated
with the government and people of Delta
State and the Urhobos in particular on
the passage of their illustrious son and
patriarch of the Ibru family.
“The President joins them in mourning
an accomplished businessman whose
edifying role in the corporate world and
private sector in Nigeria would continue
to inspire generations to come,” a
statement signed by presidential
spokesperson, Femi Adesina, said
“President Buhari believes that Michael
Ibru will be long remembered for his
hardwork and dedication to
entrepreneurship, which opened doors
of opportunities to many Nigerians and
associates who came in contact with his
investments in the banking, aviation,
tourism and manufacturing sectors.
“The President urges members of his
family and all who mourn Olorogun Ibru
to honour his memory by constantly
upholding the values of selfless-service,
inter-ethnic harmony, knowledge and
perseverance, which he passionately
promoted through his successful career
in the private sector.
“The President prays that God Almighty
will grant his soul eternal rest,” the
Director of Radio Kano,
Hajiya Sa’adatu Babaji has reportedly
suspended the station’s Head of
Librarians, Alhaji Habibu Musa Gwangwazo
for playing a song praising former
Governor » , Dr Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso.
A query was also issued to an announcer,
identified as Furera Umar, who was on duty at
the time the song was played, Daily Trust
“To be sincere, we are in a serious dilemma
in this station. The suspended staff is our
chief librarian and his offense was that he
chooses a song in which the former governor
of the state Dr. Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso
was praised,” a source said.
Kwankwaso has been under apparent attack
from the state due to an alleged fallout between
him and successor, Abdullahi Ganduje .
The former governor’s residence was, on
Tuesday, August 23, 2016, sealed off by police
officers who claimed that they had been given
orders to stop a proposed mass wedding on the
“We have directed our men to seal the
residence, following an intelligent report that
there is plan to conduct mass wedding at
the house,” Police Public Relations Officer
(PPRO) in the state, Magaji Majia said
confirming the incident.
The officers vacated Kwankwaso’s home about
15 hours later after the invasion was reported to
However, on Wednesday, August 24, the state
House of Assembly ordered the immediate
removal of all Kwankwasiyya inscriptions from
public buildings in the state. The Kwankwasiyya
movement is Kwakwanso’s brainchild.
Ganduje, in March, threatened to expose
atrocities committed by Kwankwaso during his
In a dramatic twist, journalists and
photojournalists assigned to report
President Muhammadu Buhari's
engagements 'abandoned' him for his
predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan » .
Ex-president Jonathan, former heads of state,
Abdusalami Abubakar , and Ernest Shonekan
were at the Villa today, September 7, 2016 for
President Buhari's first Council of State Meeting.
The council comprises all former presidents and
heads of states, as well as vice president,
governors, Senate president and House of
President meeting which is currently ongoing is
being chaired by President Buhari.
Jonathan stole the show as journalists and
photographers turned their attention on him.
This is the first time Jonathan is attending the
Council of State meeting since he handed to
President Buhari on May 29, 2015.
Today’s meeting is expected to ratify the
appointment of the Inspector General of Police
(IGP), Ibrahim Idris.
The Council would also consider possible
nominees for the positions of National and
Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) at the
Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC)
Prominent lawyer » , Dr Olisa Agbakoba
has said that Nigeria might be in recession
till 2020 if the Federal Government doesn’t
take urgent steps to resolve the situation.
Agbakoba also urged the FG to take hold of the
banking sector and exert more regulatory
The lawyer made the comments while speaking
to journalists in Lagos on Tuesday, September 6,
“We must spend our way out of recession.
When you go to the hospital and the doctor
says you’re anaemic, only one thing is done
– transfusion. So, how can the government
present an austerity programme?” he said.
“The government must be clear as to what
policy it wants to pursue. There is only one
way out of recession and it is massive
bouncing. You have to bounce the economy.
Niger Delta is crying for money, South-East
is crying for money, we all know that South-
West is crying for money, so, you have
public works to spend money on.
“You will be surprised if there’s a situation
where Julius Berger and co are given
contracts to build roads and you say for
every contract, you must have 10 per cent
labourers, you will find that the economy will
“But unfortunately, I am not seeing those
things and if it doesn’t happen, we will be
looking at a very long term, because a
recession cycle is three years, but great
economics, like the former Minister of
Greece, can make it; we can recover by Q2
2017 but that requires applying the best
possible method,” Agbakoba added.
The Federal Government has declared
Monday and Tuesday, September 12
and September 13 as public holidays
to mark the Eid-el-Kabir.
The Minister of Interior, Retired Lt.-
Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, made
the declaration on behalf of the
Federal Government in a statement
signed by the acting Permanent
Secretary in the ministry,
He enjoined all Muslims and Nigerians
in general to support and join hands
with President Muhammadu Buhari in
his sustained efforts to diversify the
economy and progressively accelerate
the pace of economic recovery.
The minister said that government was
aware of the current economic
challenges the nation was facing.
He assured that that appropriate steps
were being taken to address the
The minister said that the Federal
Government was working to revitalise
the agriculture sector and the “Youth
Empowerment Scheme” in
Information and Communication
He said that other areas of priority to
government included the “The “Change
Begins with Me”, a value re-
orientation programme, and other
social intervention programmes as
well as massive capital releases.
The minister expressed optimism that
the current economic difficulties
would soon be over, urging all to
continue to support the government
toward building a new formidable
He wished all Nigerians a happy Eid-
Nigeria technical adviser, Gernot Rohr
wants his top players to be in superb
form ahead commencement of the 2018
Fifa World Cup qualifiers.
The tactician began his Super Eagles
reign on a winning note with a 1-0 victory
against Tanzania in Saturday’s Africa Cup
of Nations qualifier.
The three-time African kings begin their
World Cup qualifying campaign with an
away clash versus Zambia on October 8,
and the former Burkina Faso handler
desires his key players to be in good form
in their quest to secure a ticket for
“We will need all our best players to be at
their very best. We had a good list for the
Tanzania match but a couple of players
were injured and we will like to look at
those ones as well,” Rohr told the NFF
“The focus is to strengthen the spine of
the team and ensure they can beat any
team. The confidence has not been there
because the team failed to qualify for the
Africa Cup of Nations, but when results
start to come, the confidence will return.”
He also lauded his assistants and the
Nigeria Football Federation for receiving
him well and hopes for more towards
achieving set goals.
“I have been well –received by my
assistant, (Salisu) Yusuf as well as
Imama (Amapakabo) and Alloy (Agu), and
also by the backroom staff,” he
“To be received with so much warmth by
the NFF Management means we are all
on the same page and we can work
together and live as a family.
“I have a very good feeling about this job
and the people I have to work with. I am
also happy that the first week went very
well because the players were able to
quickly imbibe our philosophy.
“We need to have solidarity all round. The
Technical Committee members have also
been great. Certainly, the National
Technical Director also has a role to play.
The ambience is impressive,” he
Sunday, September 4, 2016
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