Thursday, 27 April 2017

Tansian University Vows to Become the Harvard of Africa, Moves to Permanent Site

Tansian University, a private institution based in Obosi, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State and named after the legendary Rev Fr. Iwene Tansi, has declared its readiness to take become the best university in Nigeria and one of the best in the world.

Speaking during a press conference at the School’s Permanent Site in Umunya, Oyi LGA of the state, the Founder of the University, Prof. Johnbosco Akam, pointed out that the institution was named after late Rev Fr. Iwene Tansi in order to immortalise him and use him as a pointer to imbibe morals in the students trained in the school.

Akam, who spoke as Tansian moved into its permanent site, said that although the university has Catholic affiliation, its doors are open to students from all religious backgrounds to obtain quality education.

“Tansian has a heart for everyone, be you Anglican, Catholic, Muslim, Seventh Adventist, etc. Admission here is open to all, provided you abide by the rules and regulations of the school,” Akam said.

He stated that the criteria for admission into the institution is in accordance with the guidelines set by JAMB, which is 180 score and above in the UTME with five credits in SSCE. The University, according to Akam, has a rigorous academic regime through assignments, handouts, practicals and text books.

He stressed that the school boasts 24-hour power supply and a standard ICT centre.

Akam said that the Tansian is to be the Harvard and Oxford University of Africa. The institution, he said, has zero tolerance for crime, cultism, sexual harassment and any sort of exam malpractice, be it sorting or sleeping with the lecturers to get marks.

The Tansian University Founder/Chancellor Akam called on school leavers who scored 180 and above at the last UTME but could not get admission in their school of choice to embrace the opportunity given by Tansian University to secure a good quality education by purchasing the School’s form.
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Saturday, 22 April 2017

JAMB To Deploy New Exam Questions For Each Batch Of Candidates

The Joint Admission and Matriculation board (JAMB) has disclosed that it has put a new innovation in place that will enable it deploy enough questions for the JAMB exam for all the candidates writing on a particular day.

This was disclosed by JAMB's Head of Information, JAMB, Dr Fabian.

He explained that in previous years the board can only deploy questions once in a day. So even if there are three batches of candidates (morning, afternoon and evening) writing the examination on the same day, they have to answer the same questions. But this is no longer the case.

According to him, if we have three sessions or batches, we will deploy three times; this is a new innovation to ensure that even the person at the centre does not compromise the sanctity of the examination.

He equally mentioned that so far, about 1.3 million candidates have registered for the examination billed to hold between May 13 and 20.
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Friday, 21 April 2017

President Muhammadu Buhari Anti-Corruption War is Noise - Sule Lamido

Former Jigawa State Governor, Sule Lamido
The Former Governor of Jigawa State, Mal. Sule Lamido, has described the anti-craft was of President Muhammadu Buhari as a noise.
The former governor made this statement in an interview with the Hausa Service of the BBC, the Ex-governor wondered how a man who worked with Sani Abacha, the late military dictator, could be talking about fighting corruption.
He said, the Late Abacha appointed Muhammadu Buhari as chairman of the then Petroleum Trust Fund, PTF.
He said, “Buhari worked under Abacha; in fact was the closest to the late military ruler and when it comes to corruption, everybody knows where Abacha’s government stands.”
The former governor added that Buhari is just making noise and there is no iota of truth in his so called corruption war.
In his words he said, “Buhari is just making noise, there is no iota of truth in the so-called commitment to the improvement of security and halting graft in the country.”
According to Vanguard News, Lamido also faulted the Economic and Financial Crime Commission EFCC, for its refusal to disclose the owner of the monies recovered in an apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos.
In his words he said, “It’s unthinkable to say EFCC had discovered huge monies in a building in Lagos but could not track the real owner; who leaked the story? Who did the source say is the owner of the find?” Has asked.
“Those in position of the authority should always have the courage to tell and lead the truth because leadership is sacred.”
Lamido’s criticisms of the All Progressives Congress (APC) government started before the ruling party formed government at the center.
Two months before the election that ended the 16-year reign of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), he said the country was too big for the APC to govern.
In his words he said, “If you go through the social media, what they paint is that APC has won almost 99 percent in Nigeria.” “
What is APC? An amalgamation of pain, anger and desperation. And this country is too big for them.”
According to Vanguard News, In July 2015, Lamido and his sons spent four days in Kano prison after being arrested by the EFCC. They were arraigned on a 28-count charge of corruption and money laundering.
The commission accused them of siphoning billions of naira belonging to the state government.
When he regained freedom, Lamido said only those detained with him would understand what he and his children went through.
“People hate me because I am outspoken,”
The former governor said. “It is difficult to share my prison with anyone because it’s not like hunger or something tangible. You have to be in there to feel what I and my children went through.

 “I’m not new to detention; it’s all part of struggle for life. If the purpose is to humiliate, well that’s part of the hazard of occupying public office,” Lamido concluded.
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Gov. Fayose Asked FG to Upgrade Facilities in the Prison In Ekiti State After Visiting Inmates

Gov. Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State
The Governor of Ekiti State, Gov. Ayodele Fayose, after visiting the prison in Ekiti State, has asked the Federal Government of Nigeria to upgrade the facilities.
According to the Punch News, the governor said this when he visited the Nigeria Prison Service along Ado-Afao Road in Ado Ekiti in company with the state Chief Judge, Justice Ayodeji Daramola, and the Commissioner of Police, Ibrahim Chafe.
At the event, wives of some of the inmates, especially those whose husband were politically exposed, appealed to Fayose to release them.
But the governor told them that he would have loved to release all the inmates, his hands are tied because he had to follow due process.
In his statement he said, “We would pardon some inmates but we have to follow due process. We must have the facts and figures before approving their release.
 “We have come to see the facilities in the prison and see how we can help. We have seen the facilities here and we are not happy.
 “The buildings here houses almost 200 people but whatever their offences, they are still entitled to good condition of living. We therefore appeal to the Federal Government to upgrade the facilities available for prison inmates in the state.”
Source said that Gov. Fayose noted that the walls surrounding the prison were vulnerable, saying it partly accounted for the jailbreak in the prison.
The governor promised to support the prison with a building, borehole, health and toilet facilities, while appealing to the Federal Government to live up to its responsibilities.

He also added, that the prison inmates should be of good conduct and repent truly to get pardon.
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Three Confirmed Dead As Fulani Herdsmen Invaded Benue State Community

Photo of Fulani Herdsmen and Their Cows
Not more than three persons lost their lives on Thursday in a renewed clash between Fulani herdsmen and residents of a Tiv Community at Tse Igba Uke village near Ikpayongo, 10km from Makurdi, Benue State Capital.
According to an eye witness, the suspected herdsmen had invaded Tse Igba Uke Village closed to Ikpayongo and killed two persons.
According to This Day News, the killing led some youth in Ikpayongo mounting a roadblock along the federal highway, leaving motorists stranded, while a passenger lost his life due to the noisy disturbance.
According to a local source, who pleaded for his name not to be mentioned said, “some youths barricaded the federal highway at Ikpayongo today (Thursday) to protest the killing of two persons at Tse Igba village, a few kilometers away from Ikpayongo by Fulani herders.
“The incident happened on Wednesday night and up till mid day today (Thursday) nobody could say anything, the non-challant attitude of government propelled youths to take to the street.
“Unfortunately, some motorists were fighting with the youths which led to serious uproar until policemen came and dispersed the youths.”
According to the State Police Public Relation Officer [PPRO], Moses Yamu, who confirmed the crisis in a statement said, two persons were killed, while one was critically injured.
In his words he said, “We got report that suspected herdsmen attacked Tse Igba Uke village, killed one Sunday Kachuwa and injured Zongu Aliade. The corpse was deposited at the General Hospital while the injured is undergoing treatment.
“Youths at Ikpayongo blocked the road in protest of the killing and killed a passenger in the process.”
Furthermore the PPRO said that the police have been drafted to restore peace in the area.
The police however tasked the youths not to take the law into their own hands as according to him, “The command frowns at jungle justice.”
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Thursday, 20 April 2017

Quit Your Job Now, ASUU Orders JAMB Registrar

The Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU, University of Ibadan UNI-IBADAN Chapter, has called on the Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board JAMB, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede to voluntarily quit his position as the JAMB registrar, because of the hardship candidates are experiencing in registering JAMB.
According to Punch News, the Chairman of the Union Dr. Deji Omole, on Wednesday, noted that the JAMB Registration problems being experienced by applicants were a major setback, which could destroy the ambition of the applicants.
Dr. Deji also called on the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, to prevail on the registrar not to make life difficult for the children of the masses who filled great longing for higher education.
The chairman described the registration procedure introduced by the board as awkward, saying applicants had been wasting precious time trying to register.
According to the source he said, “Why will anybody make life difficult for candidates whose parents are struggling to live under the terrible condition the government has made them to live in? Why would somebody introduce changes that are only known by the members of the board?
“We have made a case for the scrapping of this body because in the present instance, the introduction of different registration procedures has turned candidates to victims of fraud while different centres now do business by arranging with private schools that bring all their students in groups to come and register while the children of the masses look on.
“This is a failed approach to change and the registrar admitted this with the cancellation of the mock examination. How can we ensure that the candidates prepare well for the examinations when they spend weeks waiting for PIN and are at the mercy of registration officers who force them to go to cyber cafes?”

Dr. Deji, who said that the candidates deserve at least three months to prepare for the examinations, expressed the fear that they might not have enough time to prepare.
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National Youth Service Corps NYSC Mobilized Batch A Registration Portal is now Opened

This is to notify the general public that The National Youth Service Corps NYSC has started their Online Registration for Mobilized Batch A, the Registration which was started earlier today; 20/04/2017 is expected to end on 06/05/2017.
Below are guidelines for the registration.
Please Carefully read the following Guidelines before you start your registration.
Make sure you have a valid email address.
Requirements For Registration/Mobilization Of Graduates
This is to inform all prospective corps members, i.e. Nigerians who have graduated from Universities and Mono/Polytechnics both at home and abroad that the NYSC On-line registration portal has been opened on Thursday 20th April to Saturday 6th May, 2017 to enable them register for the 2017 Batch ‘A’ mobilization.
In order to ensure a seamless registration, prospective corps members are to note the following for strict compliance:

1.     The Website address is any of the following For the Registration:
                             ii.   [Create your account with this link]
2.     Prospective Corps members should ensure that they have functional e-mail addresses that they can access and Nigerian (GSM) telephone numbers with which to register.
3.     Locally trained prospective Corps members are expected to use correct Matriculation numbers to register
4.     For locally-trained graduates, only those whose names appear in the Senate/Academic Board Approved Result lists submitted by their Institutions will have access to the register on the NYSC portal.
5.     Foreign-trained prospective corps members should ensure that their Institutions are accredited. Where in doubt, it is their responsibility to approach Federal Ministry of Education for verification. The letter of verification must be uploaded during registration.
6.     Those who graduated from Institutions outside Nigeria, (Foreign-trained graduates), are to visit the NYSC portal, register and upload the following documents:
                                i.            West African School Certificate (WASC) (with not less than 5 Credits at 2 sittings) or its equivalent; or General Certificate of Education (GCE O’ Level) (with not less than 5 Credits at 2 sittings) or its equivalent; or NECO (with not less than 5 Credits at 2 sittings) or its equivalent; or High School Diploma or its equivalent.
                             ii.            First Degree or Higher National Diploma (HND) Certificate (Second Degree or Ph.D not necessary).
                           iii.            Transcript of the first Degree or HND.
                           iv.            International travelling Passport showing data page and date of departure for the course of study.
7.     It is the responsibility of the prospective corps members who studied in non-English speaking countries to get their Certificates and Transcripts translated into English language before uploading.
8.     All graduates of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Physiotheraphy, Radiology, Optometry, Medical Laboratory Science and Pharmacy are expected to have their Certificates of Registration with their professional bodies. Payment receipts are not acceptable.
9.     Unlike in the past, Foreign-trained graduates should NOT visit NYSC Headquarters, Abuja for verification of their documents. This exercise will now be done at the Orientation Camps. They should simply print their call-up letters on-line and report at the Orientation camps in their States of deployment, but should come to the camp with the original documents they uploaded for verification.
10.                       Anybody who presents any fake document will be demobilized and decamped.
11.                       Prospective corps members should ensure that Passport photographs used meet the following specifications:
                                i.            Ensure your face (eyes, nose, ears, mouth and jaw) is fully shown without bending
                             ii.            Ensure the picture fills the frame and centralized
                           iii.            Ensure the Photo background is white or off-white with no shadow.
12.                       On no account should prospective corps members register by PROXY. They should also remember the fingers used for their biometric capturing as these will be used for verification at the orientation camps. Those who cannot be verified with their biometric at the orientation camp will not be registered.
13.                       Only prospective corps members who want their call-up numbers sent to them through SMS and wish to PRINT their call-up letters on-line are expected to pay the sum of Three Thousand Naira (N3,000.00) (see NYSC Portal on how to make payment).
14.                       Prospective Corps members who do not want to pay the N3,000.00 have the option of going to their schools to collect their call-up numbers and call-up letters.
15.                       All prospective corps members who paid for the online registration before but were not mobilized need not pay again.
16.                       Married female prospective corps members (whether locally or foreign-trained) should upload copies of their marriage Certificates, evidence of Change of name and their husbands’ place of domicile during registration.
17.                       The orientation camp is highly not ideal for pregnant and nursing mothers. Prospective corps members in this categoriy are therefore to note that they will not be accommodated.
18.                       Prospective corps members who graduated from Institutions located in the following Geo-Political Zones with challenges related to mobilization should contact the following Telephone Numbers between 17th April to 4th May, 2017:
                                i.            North Central - 08092142614
                             ii.            North East - 08102790538
                           iii.            North West - 08092142661
                           iv.            South East - 09038034460
                             v.            South West - 07019190810
                           vi.            South South - 08092142616
19.                       All Part-time graduates are expected to register online and wait for collection of their Letter of Exclusion at their various Institutions. For those willing to print the Letter of Exclusion online, this can be done on payment of Three Thousand Naira (N3, 000.00) only.
Correction of Date of Birth
Henceforth, information from the West African Examination Council (WAEC) will now be used to effect changes on the NYSC portal as from the 2017 Batch 'A' online Registration. The new procedure is as follows:
                                i.            Login to your dashboard and click on the link to Date of Birth
                             ii.            Enter WAEC Verification PIN, select WAEC Type, Year of exam and enter your Examination Number
                           iii.            Click on Verify button
                           iv.            Click SUBMIT or CANCEL
Correction Of Course of Study
The Following are the Procedures for Correction Of Course Of Study On The NYSC Platform.
                                i.            Login to your dashboard and click on the link for Correction of Course of Study;
                             ii.            Select Course of Study; and
                           iii.            Click SUBMIT
The PCM should go to the portal home page and follow the following steps:
1.     STEP 1
                                i.            Click on “already Have Account”-Click here to login.
2.     STEP 2
                                i.            PCM enters Email id and password to login
3.     STEP 3
                                i.            PCM clicks on “click here to make payment”.
                             ii.            After a successful login,The PCM will click on “Proceed to Payment,” once the payment confirmation page is displayed, the PCM will be redirected to Remita Payment Engine with various payment options.
4.     Option A: For Cards and Wallet Payments;
                                i.            PCM clicks on “Pay now with Cards or Wallets”
                             ii.            PCM provides card details, pin and any other information required and if the transaction is successful, the redirect URL is loaded
                           iii.            Status of the transaction..
5.     Option B Paying in any Bank Branch:
                                i.            Copy the RRR number generated by NYSC portal and take to any of the approved banks. Click on “see available bank branches” to view the banks.
                             ii.            After making the payment at the bank branch, the PCM can check payment status on the URL: PCM inputs transaction reference number/email id or phone number used in Registering online. Click on “continue” to query Remita and view the transaction detail?
                           iii.            Click on “Get status” to view the details of payments.
Requirements For Registration Of Nigerian Foreign-Trained Graduates
The following are the requirements for registration of foreign- trained Nigerian graduates wishing to participate in National Youth Service Corps:
1.     The Originals and photocopies of the following documents are required for registration and mobilization of foreign-trained graduates into the National Youth Service Corps (please note that downloaded Certificates/Transcripts, Statement of result and Attestation letters are not acceptable); viz:
                                i.            First University Degree or HND Certificate
                             ii.            Complete official Transcript of the First Degree or HND programme
                           iii.            Marks Sheets (for Indian Schools only)
                           iv.            O’level Certificate i.e WASC, GCE, SSCE, NECO, IGCE, GCSE,NABTEB, High School Diploma for those who schooled in USA e.t.c. Note That Online result Print-out is not acceptable in place of the original certificate.
                             v.            Candidate must obtain credit in not less than 5 subjects (including English and Mathematics) in not more than 2 sittings.
                           vi.            Please note that persons who did a 'Top up' programme/Course are required to upload their foundation Certificate e.g APTECH, OND, NIIT, INFORMATICTS etc.
                        vii.            Medical Doctors and Optometrists are required to produce in addition, full Registration Certificate with Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN),Optometrists Association of Nigeria, as applicable.
                      viii.            Pharmacists shall upload and produce in addition, original certificate of registration with Pharmacists Council of Nigeria.
                           ix.            Nurses are to present original Licence and Certificate of registration with the Nursing/Midwifery council of Nigeria.
                              x.            Medical Laboratory Scientists are also to present their Licence and certificate of registration with Medical laboratory scientists Council of Nigeria.
                                i.            Entry Visa to Country of Study
                             ii.            First Departure Date from Nigeria
                           iii.            Date of Return to Nigeria
                           iv.            Data page of the passport
                             v.            Graduates with dual nationality are required to Up-load Data pages of both International Passports and present the Passport for verification at the Camp (where more than one international Passports were used during the period of study, candidates should upload Data Pages of the International Passports.
                           vi.            Residence Permit (for Graduates from Institutions located within West African Countries Only)
3.     Loss Of International Passport
In the event of loss of International Passport, a prospective Corps Member is expected to obtain the following:
                                i.            Police and Immigration reports from the country where the Passport got missing
                             ii.            Sworn Affidavit
                           iii.            Evidence of stay in country of study and a New International Passport.
                           iv.            Personal Data page of the newly obtained International Passport must be uploaded.
                                i.            Police Report
                             ii.            Sworn Affidavit
                           iii.            Confirmation of Result from either the examination body (for loss of ‘O’ Level Certificate) or the academic institution of graduation (for loss of Degree or HND Certificate).
5.     Certificates not written in English Language must be translated at the Embassy of the country of study or a University in Nigeria where the language is studied, before presentation to the NYSC.
6.     Special Note:
                                i.            Holders of Diploma of Higher Education and Higher Certificate of Education are not qualified for mobilization. Therefore, they need not register
                             ii.            Attestation Letter, Letter of completion of course To Whom It May Concern letter or any related document is not acceptable in lieu of Degree or HND Certificate, Please.
                           iii.            Statements of Results are also not acceptable in lieu of any certificate.
                           iv.            Please note that NYSC Management reserves the right to refer to Federal Ministry of Education for Verification, any institution or document which status is questionable.
                             v.            Married women would be deployed to the State where their husbands are domiciled, provided their marriage certificates, Husband’s Identification, e.g. Drivers License, International Passport, National ID Card and evidences of change of name are Uploaded/Presented.
                           vi.            Physical verification of all credentials uploaded by foreign Graduates will take place at the Orientation Camp.
                        vii.            Foreign Trained Corps Members should not send their credentials home after preliminary registration in the Camp until the credentials are physically verified by duly assigned officer(s) from National Youth Service Corps, National Directorate Headquarters Abuja. Foreign trained Corps Members should also remain in the camp until their credentials are physically verified.
                      viii.            Any Foreign trained Corps Member who is relocated must show evidence of physical verification of his/her credentials before he/she is registered in the state of relocation.
                           ix.            Oxford Brookes, Professional Certificates, Correspondence Courses and Certificates through online courses are not acceptable.
                              x.            Scanned, online print out or photocopies of Credentials are not acceptable
                           xi.            Foreign graduates who are Exempted from Service must present all academic credentials and International Passport uploaded for physical verification at the Evaluation Division, Corps Mobilization Department, National youth Service Corps, National Directorate Headquarters, Abuja before Exemption Certificate is issued.
                         xii.            Foreign graduates who are excluded from Service must also present all academic credentials and International Passport uploaded for physical verification at the Evaluation Division, Corps Mobilization Department, National Youth Service Corps, National Directorate Headquarters, Abuja before Exclusion Letter is printed online.
Distribution of Call Up Letters For Foreign Trained Prospective Corps Members
1.     Only prospective corps members who want their call-up numbers sent to them through SMS and wish to PRINT their call-up letters on-line are expected to pay the sum of Three Thousand Naira (N3,000.00) (see NYSC Portal on how to make payment).
2.     Foreign trained prospective corps members who did not pay during Online Registration are to collect their Call-up letters at the NYSC Headquarters Abuja.
3.     Foreign trained prospective Corps members are to ensure that they personally collect their Call-up letters on presentation of their International traveling Passport, and other relevant documents and not by proxies.
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