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Those behind scrapping NYSC don’t mean well for Nigerians – Sultan

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, says those clamouring for the scrapping of the National Youth Service Corps scheme did not mean well for the country.

Sultan said this on Monday in his palace, when the Batch A, Stream 2 corps members currently undergoing orientation exercise paid him a courtesy visit.

His Eminence explained that the NYSC scheme was established to foster unity among Nigerian youths.

“I heard there is a bill for the scrapping of NYSC scheme at the National Assembly, let me tell you those behind that bill did not mean well for this country.

“NYSC scheme is most needed now when Nigeria is divided along ethnic, religious background.

“I welcome corp members posted to Sokoto, the most peaceful state in Nigeria. You should look at the state as your second home. I enjoined you to respect the customs, and traditions of your host communities.

“I urged you to be security conscious while staying in Sokoto, you know there are security challenges now all over the world which we here have our own share, don’t stay outside late at night, if you have any challenges, contact your district head because they are like your father and guardian,” he added.

He also affirmed that no non-indigene in the state would be touched because a Northerner is killed in Owerri, Enugu, Aba, as another person cannot bear the punishment for what someone did elsewhere.

He further disclosed that the two major religions in Nigeria, Christian and Islam are against killing innocent people for no just cause saying, “life is sacred and no one has right to take it except God.”

Earlier, the State Coordinator of NYSC, Mr Philip Enaberue, thanked Sultan for his unflinching support to the scheme in the state.

Enaberue further said as tradition, they were in the palace to pay homage to Sultan and seek his fatherly advice.

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Why candidate who scored 302 in UTME was not admitted for medicine in ABU

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has provided insight into why a candidate who scored 302 in the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) was not admitted for Medicine at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria..Goodness Shekwobyalo Thomas from Niger State was not admitted despite her high UTME score sparking nationwide uproar and negative reports against ABU and JAMB in the traditional and social media..But speaking in Abuja Thursday at a meeting convened to review the matter, JAMB Registrar, Ishaq Oloyede, said the candidate caused the confusion that led ABU not to admit her for medicine..“The evidence before us is that the candidate changed her course from Medicine to Anatomy,” Mr Oloyede, a professor, said. “We can see that clearly in the Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS). She did that on her own and she was therefore not in consideration for medicine at all..“If she had not changed her course, she would have been number 36 (of 80)on the merit list of ABU for medicine..“After she changed, she became number one in Anatomy and she was offered admission for that course. When we asked her why she changed, she said someone in ABU called her on phone to change her course. We asked her for evidence, there was none. ABU said they never advised her to do so..“But despite that, ABU still went ahead to reverse the change she made and offered her admission in Medicine even though that was not cleared with CAPS. I asked her why she is not telling the world that ABU offered her admission in Medicine eventually. She had no answer.”.Ms Thomas has an aggregate score of 288 after scoring 302 in UTME and 274 in ABU post-UTME screening, JAMB records show..Her average score placed her in third position among candidates from Niger who applied to ABU to study medicine. Isa Mujahid and Hassan Rukayat Nda-Isah scored 299 and 292 respectively to place first and second in the tally..At the meeting held at JAMB headquarters in Bwari were Bello Attahiru, Niger State’s director of schools and educational services, who represented the state’s commissioner of education; Haruna Ali Mohammed, ABU admission officerand relevant JAMB officials..The candidate and her parents failed to show up despite assuring JAMB officials they would attend..It was resolved at the meeting that ABU and JAMB would work together to see that Ms Goodness was approved for her initial preferred course – Medicine..JAMB also promised to assist her if she preferred to move to another university to study medicine..“If they want her to be in another University, we can facilitate her movement,” Mr Oloyede said. “Having created that kind of controversy and sensation, she may no longer be comfortable studying in ABU. But for her to change university, the right processes must be followed. No Nigerian university can admit her without the right processes because she already has an admission in ABU.”.Mr Oloyede advised Nigerians against sensationalising issues or reading ethnic and religious meanings into them when do not have all the facts..Also speaking, Mr Attahiru, the Niger State official, said with the evidence he saw, he could say confidently that the candidate changed her course and caused the confusion that arose..“All the doubts I had have been cleared,” Mr Attahiru said. “They just wanted to sensationalise the issue. If her (the candidate) and her parents were here, they would have been shown the evidence of what happened.”
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2020 UTME: JAMB under fire over NIN requirement

The African Democratic Congress (ADC) on Thursday advised the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to suspend the compulsory requirement for young tertiary education seekers to possess National Identification Number (NIN)..JAMB recently announced the dates for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) examination as well as the optional mock examination..Lagos State Chapter Chairman of the party, Pastor Kayode Jacobs, said the call followed the inability of the National Identity Card Management Commission (NIMC) to provide enough capacity to cope with the volume of persons seeking registration within the very short time limit given by JAMB…Jacobs condemned the disgraceful extortion being perpetrated by registering officials who are capitalizing on the desperate situation of the applicants..The ADC leader questioned the rationale for the urgency of the requirement and wondered why it could not have been made to take effect a year or two after the policy formulation and announcement..“Why not make it take effect from 2021 or 2022 and if it must be now, what measures did JAMB and NIMC put on ground to achieve seamless process”, he queried..“While we do not dismiss the importance of getting every Nigerian captured in the identity card registration, considering current security challenges, it is bizarre that policy administrators only consider the thought out benefits of policies without any consideration for responsibility and responsiveness in the process of execution..“At the end of the rush, data would have been wrongly filled, names wrongly spelt and money, materials and time would have been wasted in the bid just to ‘get NIN for JAMB’..“For us at ADC, what is worth doing at all is worth doing well. Getting National Identification Number is beyond JAMB, it is to get our national records straight in all facets of human endeavors. It should, therefore, be properly handled with best practice, process and delivery..We plead with JAMB to have a rethink, except they have reasons not disclosed to Nigerians. Government should avoid overburdening the people in a desperate bid to show capacity and performance, it may be counter-productive”, the statement concluded.
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If you don’t have the NIN don’t come close to CBT centre – JAMB

2020 UTME/DE Candidates To Be Accorded Preference in Obtaining NIN
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Following the decision of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to have all prospective UTME/DE Candidates enrol for the National Identification Number (NIN) before registering for 2020 UTME/DE examination, the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has directed its enrollment centres nationwide to give preference to applicants who will be taking the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)/Direct Entry (DE) examinations.
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The announcement was made by the NIMC DG/CEO Engr. Aliyu Aziz at the NIMC headquarters, Abuja.
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2020 UTME/DE Candidates To Be Accorded Preference in Obtaining NIN
He stated that this move is in pursuant to the collaboration between the Commission and the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to make the NIN a compulsory requirement for all applicants wishing to sit for the 2020 UTME/DE Examinations which is also in line with the enforcement of the mandatory use of the NIN as provided in the NIMC ACT of 2007.
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Guidelines for prospective UTME candidates to register and obtain their NIN can be found on this link: NIN Application Guidelines. 2020 UTME Candidates are also advised to start preparing for their exams using the JAMB CBT softwares and JAMB CBT app (inbox us to get yours Now!)
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Engr. Aziz said the new policy forms part of the ongoing efforts aimed at curbing all unwholesome acts and infractions that have characterized UTME/DE exams at the point of registration, examination and admission of applicants over the years.
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He advised that parents/guardians should guide their wards in carefully filling the enrolment forms to ensure names are arranged properly and the correct date of birth is registered. “Where an applicant is below 16 years, such applicant (s) would be required to provide the NIN of his/her parent or guardian and they must confirm that all information supplied to the enrolment officer on the applicant’s monitor in front of them at the point of registration is correct” he emphasized.
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The NIMC DG/CEO further enjoined all school authorities and local education secretaries to inform and educate parents and students on the importance of registering for the National Identification Number (NIN) to enable students and applicants to sit for the 2020 UTME/DE registration commencing in January.
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The DG/CEO finally reiterated that the success of this collaboration is dependent on the cooperation and participation of all stakeholders and called for the support of the general public in the exercise.

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NOT AGAIN!! Tension As ASUU Set To Go On Strike (See Details)

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has threatened to embark on nationwide strike soon.

ASUU national president, Biodun Ogunyemi, declared this on Wednesday after a National Executive Council (NEC) meeting, held at the Federal University of Technology, Minna

Ogunyemi said the union shall activate its standing resolution of “No pay, No Work’ if federal government makes any attempt to stop their salaries over Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).

This was disclosed in a series of post on ASUU’s official Twitter handle.

The post read:

“Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has threatened to embark on a nationwide strike if the federal government makes any attempt to stop salaries of their members over Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).

“ASUU national president, Biodun Ogunyemi, who declared this yesterday, after a National Executive Council (NEC) meeting, held at the Federal University of Technology, Minna from 7th-8th, December, 2019, said the union shall activate its standing resolution of “No pay, No Work.”

“He noted that the union is shocked that the OAGF said IPPIS is meant to comply with global best practices when they cannot tell Nigerians or any other country where IPPIS is extended to the universities as one of the best practices.”

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JAMB To Create Platform For Candidates To Know Why They Were Denied Admission


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB)has stated that the board will create a platform to enable some candidates who scored 250 yet fail to secure admission in their respective institutions of choice to know the reasons they were denied admission by these schools.
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This was disclosed by Dr. Fabian Benjamin, JAMB’s Head of Media and Information, during an interview with newsmen in Lagos.
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JAMB To Create Platform For Candidates To Know Why They Were Denied Admission
This he sid will help engender transparency and equity as well as ensure that candidates do not fall prey to fraudsters who may claim to be in a position to influence their placements if they (candidates), can meet their terms.
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“The board, has through the Central Admission Process System (CAPS), defined all parameters for admission, and once a candidate meets the requirements, such a candidate is automatically picked by the system without interference.
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“Unfortunately due to the ignorance of some of these candidates on how the system is being configured to engender transparency, equity and fairness, they allow themselves to be defrauded by some criminals, parting away with huge sums.
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“Apparently, these candidates, in an event of being able to secure admission through the CAPS, attribute their success to these criminals who had collected money from them, without knowing that they made no contribution to their success.”
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According to him, it is against this backdrop that the board has decided to create a platform that will guide high scoring candidates, from 250 and above on their admission status.
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Dr. Benjamin called on all institutions of higher learning to be part of this initiative of disclosing why some high scoring candidates may not be admitted.

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Nigerian man shares photos of mad woman celebrating with him after he graduated from school

A young Nigerian man identified on Facebook as Bashir Omobolaji Abdurraheem has taken to the social media platform to share photos of himself as he celebrates his graduation.

What actually caught the attention of the public is the mad woman who posed with him for photos as he celebrated.

Sharing the photos, he wrote;

Alhamdullah

Even a mad woman celebrate me as I dust out the dust of NSP☝## Boom##

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Yomi Alliyu, SAN, Volunteers To Defend Queens College Girl Who Was Assaulted For Fixing Eye Lashes

Chief Yomi Alliyu, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, has volunteered to defend the young girl from Queen’s College who was allegedly assaulted by a security officer for fixing eyelashes.

Recall that weeks ago, The sun Newspapers made a report about a Queens College pupil who was filmed and disgraced by the school’s security guards for making up, painting her nails and fixing eyelashes to school.

Chief Yomi Alliyu, an experienced lawyer, in an open letter condemned the act, in totality and stated that it was wrong filming the underage girl.

He emphasized that their acts have created a life long scar on the girl child which if not properly handled may cause eternal damnation in the life of this young school girl. And according to him, the negative tag from this may affect how she is treated throughout her life, and she might need a psychiatrist working hand in hand with a seasoned psychologist to bring her back to her feet and womanhood.

He wrote:

“I watched with blurry eyes the scene brought to play by security men at Queens College, Lagos. I bled inside me when I saw a young girl taking cover on her mum’s shoulder having her head pull back forcefully and/or violently by a Security man with the intention of showing her eyelashes to the world by filming an underage girl.

“This is reprehensible and should be condemned by all right-thinking people. This is punishment carried to the extreme. Even if she had committed ARMED ROBBERY the law does NOT allow filming of underage for any criminal offence!.“For crying out loud, what crime under the Law is wearing of eyelashes? Is it indecent exposure of body by a student to warrant bullying, jeering, exposure to public odium and ridicule by half-educated security outfit of Queens College, Lagos, who not only filmed but mounted the video on the internet and ensuring that it went viral.

“They had succeeded by their acts in creating a life long scar on the girl child which if not properly handled may cause eter

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Edo State Polytechnic expels two students caught having sex Inside a ‘lecture hall’

In the wake of the ‘sextape scandal’ that rocked Babcock University and forced the institution to expel the student involved, another similar scenario has occurred at Edo State Polytechnic.

Just like Babcock University who recently expelled its student filmed in a viral video having sex, the Edo State Polytechnic has also announed the expulsion of two students who were reportedly caught having sexual activity Inside a ‘lecture hall’.

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If A School Expels Your Child For Having Sex, Sue The School: Omojuwa

Popular Nigerian blogger and public speaker, Japeth Omojuwa has reacted to the viral video of two Babcock University students having sex.

Recall that in the earlier hours of the day, a video of Babcock University students having sex set social media agog.

Hours later, it was reported that the girl involved in the act has allegedly been expelled from the institution.

Reacting to this report, the media personality expressed that if a school expels a student for having sex in school, parents should also sue the school for failing in their promise to develop the student’s character.