JAMB Sells Over 1 Million Forms For UTME in 2016 JAMB Sells Over 1 Million Forms For UTME in 2016 The Director of Media and Information, Joint Admission And Matriculation Board (JAMB), Dr Fabian Benjamin, has disclosed that the Board has sold over 1 million application forms for the 2016 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). He equally revealed that over 400 CBT centres within and outside the country have been accredited for this year’s UTME, JAMB. He further stated that all necessary arrangements towards the successful conduct of the examination have been made including the training of technical staff and engineers. Concerning the actual date the examination is to commence, Dr Fabian stated that the Board is still holding consultations to determine the exact date in February when the examination will hold. The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) is a Nigerian entrance examination board for tertiary-level institutions. University Matriculation Examination Acronym JAMB Type Internet-based. Knowledge / skills tested Academic performance in selected subjects. Purpose Admission into tertiary institution. Year started 1978 Duration 3 hours 10 minutes. Score / grade range 0 to 400 Score / grade validity 1 year Offered Once in a year Countries / regions Over 500 centres in all states of the federation Languages English Annual no. of test takers more than a million Prerequisites / eligibility criteria SSCE results or awaiting SSCE results. Scores / grades used by Over 900 universities, agencies and other institutions in Nigeria. Website www.jamb.org.ng The board conducts entrance examinations for prospective undergraduates into Nigerian universities. The board is also charged with the responsibility to administer similar examinations for applicants to Nigerian public and private monotechnics, polytechnics, and colleges of educations. All of these candidates must have obtained the West Africa School Certificate, now West African Examinations Council, WAEC, or its equivalent, National Examination Council (Nigeria), NECO.
How To Take the Best Lecture Notes How To Take the Best Lecture Notes This post discusses taking Lecture Notes. Going for a lecture and then sitting all through without taking notes, seems like a waste of time to me, unless you have a audio recording device. Yet, even your recording device can pick up unwanted interference. So how do you take notes that will help your studies? Taking good notes requires students to evaluate, organize and summarize information. It’s a key survival skill. First you have to: Start a new page for each new class each day. Date it. Leave space between topics or ideas so you can scan the page more easily later in your Lecture Notes. Take down key words and concepts, not sentences. Develop your own system of abbreviations or symbols (such as w/ for “with” or math symbols such as > or =) to take down key points. Here are some abbreviations to get you started from the English-Zone Web site. Listen for word clues from the teacher. Teachers often signal what’s important to note, using phrases such as “the three incidents that led to the War of 1812 were… …” Here are some examples of word clues. Review notes after class to make sure they’re accurate and complete. Doing this just before starting homework in a particular subject can help a student focus on the topic at hand. Be Prepared It may sound pretty basic, but it’s important to have all of your note-taking materials organized and ready to go before the start of any class, meeting or lecture, so you can have good Lecture Notes. Before you come to a class, lecture, or meeting, make sure to review your notes from the last time round. This will bring you fully up to speed and ready to pick up where you left off. If you were advised to do any background reading to prepare for the class, make sure that you get it done. This will help you to understand any themes, concepts or ideas that the teacher/lecturer is likely to present in class. A good idea would be to outline the section, article, or chapter before hand. Write your outline on one side of the paper so that you can add your class notes to the other side.
5 Ways To Get That Dream Job 5 Ways To Get That Dream Job Whether you recently lost your job or are ready to jump ship from your current one, i feel you should not just search for any job, but that dream job. Many people are stuck in dead end jobs, and are simply plodding on. Yet, it is possible to break free, and strike out in search for a dream job that makes you eager to leave bed daily. How can you do this? 1. Online Profile Start by updating your resume and your LinkedIn LNKD +3.05% profile. (See “Five Top Resume Turnoffs”). Then come up with a brief pitch, highlighting what makes you special, that you can tailor as you approach potential contacts. Put in those things that are tailor made to your dream job. 2.Tap your network Everybody knows somebody. Within your existing network there are probably three jobs that would be appropriate for you, but the people who could help open doors to those jobs just haven’t thought of you. Make a list of everyone you know. Set a goal to touch base with three people you have not talked to for a year or more. Meet one of them for coffee or lunch. Identify the 25 most influential people in your network and brainstorm ways to strengthen your relationships with each. 3. Attend events These include ones hosted by charities and professional organizations. Talk to at least one person at every meeting who you haven’t met yet. If you can get the list of attendees beforehand, identify at least one person who you would like to meet and make arrangements to connect there in person. Without imposing, look for an excuse to follow up—by meeting again, or getting a referral to someone else. 4. Check job boards Many companies and recruiters use them to find the right candidate. Define the top job boards for your skill set and put your resume there. Choose a catchy, succinct headline that encourages the reader to open the attachment. Many show when your resume was last updated. To avoid getting shifted deeper into the pile of applicants, update it weekly. 5. Improve your skill set No one hires someone who adds no value to their organization. Therefore, ensure you work on your skill set. What are those skills that are needed in your dream job? improve, expand and acquire more. Stay abreast of developments in your industry too
Nigerians are known for their love for weddings. Whether it be traditional, civil (court) or white wedding, we are very ready to turn up. And Nigerian artists are not slackers. Since South African artist Brenda Fassie released the video for her wedding song, Wedding Day, Nigerian musicians have tried to and succeeded in topping her. A wedding reception is all about the couple (sure) and a DJ who knows his stuff knows to fit in one of these songs on their playlist either for the couple’s entrance or their dance. Some of them are classics released over 10 to 20 years ago while others are more recent as artists continue to try to out do themselves and record and releasing THE wedding song; the one that will remain evergreen like Sunny Neji’s Oruka or Flavour’s Ada Ada. We present you with 10 songs that you are sure to hear at a Nigerian wedding. Although no one really plays Brenda Fassie’s Wedding Day anymore, we included because of the memories and for being a strong inspiration. 1. Brenda Fassie – Wedding Day READ ALSO: When Wedding Photographer Said “Kiss,” 4-Year-Old Flower Girl Did THIS 2. Sunny Nneji Oruka was released in 2003, off Sunny Nneji’s third album Uncahined. The highlife inspired song was an instant hit and since then has become more or less a staple at weddings. 3. Tosin Martins – Olo Mi This is the song that put Tosin Martins name on the lips of many Nigerian music lovers. It is often played as an entrance song at most wedding receptions. 4. PSquare – No One Like You Psquare has released many love songs but maybe because of the wedding theme in the video, this one remains one of the more popular at weddings. It also played as an entrance song. 5. Patoranking – Happy Day This highlife infused dancehall song brings to mind Sunny Nneji’s Oruka, which probably inspired it. READ ALSO: Naija Brides Outshine Others With Ease In The Wedding Game (PHOTOS) 6. Flavour – Ada Ada No wedding, especially traditional, was complete without this song in 2013 when it came out. The song is still played at weddings and has joined Olo Mi and Oruka in the league of classic wedding songs. 7. Kay Switch – Obi mo This song may not be popular as others at weddings but it should be. 8. Wizkid – Love My Baby When this song is played at weddings, it is almost hard to hear it over the speakers as guests tend to sing along to it; it’s that popular. 9. Tiwa Savage – My Darling Tiwa’s My Darling is a great song for a couple’s dance and you find the bride and groom staring into each other’s eyes as they sway to the beat. 10. eLDee – Today Today Also a great couple’s dance song. READ ALSO: See Shocking Gift A Couple Received On Their Wedding So let’s us know in the comments if you agree or which songs should replace any on the list.
The latest is the song-stealing drama. First it was Dammy Krane vs. Wizkid, then former Plantashun Boy, Blackface came out with his own accusation against Wizkid. He also came for his former band mate 2baba, formerly Tuface, who has since expressed his surprise at the attack. So in the spirit of the season, Naij.com brings you a (not exhaustive) of Nigerian artists who have been embroiled in song-stealing fights. 1. Timaya vs. Psquare The singing twins are not exactly known for their originality. Since the start of their career in the early ’00s, one song after the other has been “inspired” by beats or lyrics created by other artists, mostly international stars. Timaya, who first came on the scene with his hit album, True Story, has since gone on to embrace Naija pop with all his might, with one song seamlessly running into the other. Still, we can agree that he is a bit more creative in masking his inspirations than the Okoye twins. In 2012, the I Concur singer accused PSquare of stealing the beats to his song Shake Your Bum Bum on their own hit Alingo. However, before the ‘controversy’ blew up much further some astute listeners were quick to point out that Timaya himself copied the beat from some foreign dancehall star. 2. Timi Dakolo vs. Darey Art Alade When Darey released his single Pray For Me in 2015, some music lovers experienced a lot of deja vu. The song and lyrics sounded more than familiar and it was not hard finding out why. Timi Dakolo earlier in the year had released Wish Me Well, and there was marked similarities in both songs. Although, Darey insisted on the uniqueness of his song, music lovers were not fooled. READ ALSO: 2Face Finally Speaks On Dammy Krane & Wizkid’s Fight 3. Dvee vs. Olamide In 2015, Dbanj’s manager, Dvee, on Twitter, accused YBNL boss Olamide of stealing one of the Kokomaster’s unreleased song, Don’t Stop. The claim was backed up by Dbanj in an interview but he denied any animosity towards the Shakiti Bobo rapper. He said he won’t call what Olamide did theft rather, he would like to think of himself as a mentor who inspired other artists. 4. Dammy Krane vs Wizkid Just a few weeks back, Hypertek artist, Dammy Krane, went on a Twitter rant, accusing fellow artist Wizkid of stealing his song. The fight soon went off the internet too the club, where Wizkid allegedly smashed a bottle over Dammy Krane’s head. Luckily, several concerned celebrities stepped between the warring singers, cercing them into a truce. READ ALSO: Wizkid Accused Of Stealing Yet Again 5. Blackface vs. Wizkid Late nineties superstar and former Plantashun Boiz memeber, Blackface, is trying to revive his (dead) career. After they broke up in the early ’00s, Blackface, who reportedly wrote the group’s songs, was slowly edged out of out of the limelight after he tried for a change of sound – from RnB to dancehall. Following years of silence on the music scene, he released a single, Killah, last week. In the song, he accused Wizkid of stealing one of his songs. Later, in a series of tweets, he pointed out how Wizkid’s Ojuelegba was similar to a song on his album Ghetto Child. 6. Blackface vs. 2baba Not satisfied with coming for Wizkid, Blackface in the same week went after his former best friend/ bandmate, 2baba, accusing of trying cheat him off songwriting rights for Let Somebody Love You. He also threatened court action. It wont be the first time Blackface is accusing his former friend of stealing from him. 2baba was reporteedly forced to pay Blackface royalties for the award winning hit African Queen; the song that started 2baba’s journey to legendary status. Reacting to the latest accusation, 2baba expressed his surprise at the public nature of the attack and wondered where it came from. Want to read news with extra convenience?
-David Mark applauds Idoma people for sanding by him for 16 years -The former Senate president vowed to continue to deliver to his people -Two groups volunteered to campaign for his re- election Senator David Mark has commended his people for standing by him for the 16 years he has been a senator and has pledged to deliver on his promises The election of the former Senate president was annulled following charges of electoral irregularities brought by the candidate of the All progressives Congress in the Benue south election. Leadership reports that ahead of the February 20, 2016 Benue South reruns election, Mark applauded his people for standing by him for 16 years. In a statement issued by Paul Mumeh, the media aide to the senator on Friday, January 29, Mark received members of Idoma Dreams and Idoma Young Professionals who were already campaigning for his re-run. “I am deeply touched by this uncommon show of brotherhood and solidarity.” READ ALSO: National Assembly deletes Mark from Website The two groups volunteered to campaign for his re- election and Mark assured them that he was committed to the development of Benue and beyond. He said: “I am deeply touched by this uncommon solidarity. Let me also remind you that in going about the campaign for me please always be law abiding. I need you to be peaceful during the pre election, election day and post election. “Like I mentioned before, no election is worth injury or loss of life . I crave for a peaceful conduct of election at all times. The choice of representation resides with the people and ultimately God. “I want to thank you for believing in my leadership and understanding that credible representation at the Senate is of utmost importance. READ ALSO: God will ensure my return – David Mark “By the grace of God, we shall triumph at the rerun election. I will defend the interest of our people at all times,” Mr. Donald Ogah, the team leader of the Idoma Dreams said returning mark to the Senate was not negotiable “because he represents Idoma Dreams. This battle is not for you ( Mark) but for the survival of Idoma nation. “We would not sit and watch outsiders determine our future and destiny. We have a choice in Senator Mark”. Meanwhile, about ten groups, under the auspice of the United Idoma Citizen (UIC), on Sunday, January 24, urged the former Senate president, who had been in the Senate since 1999, to step down for other to lead.
All is set for the okwute ndigbo, Governor Peter Obi to join the race for the senatorial election into Anambra Central. Even though he has not said a word but the stars are alligning. Just when APGA and Chief Victor Umeh campaign organization jubilated during a road show in solidarity of Umeh when the disqualification of Senator Uche Ekwunife filtered in. Ekwunife who has since moved to the Labour Party could still stand the chance of winning the Anambra central senatorial zone. Well that was before the announcement of the Okwute Ndigbo's arrival. Later today we await the official announcement of one of igbos icon PETER OBI picking the form and representing Anambra central in the chambers. THIS IS THE ONLY REMEDY, THIS IS THE VOICE OF THE god'S AND THIS IS THE MIND OF THE PEOPL. "biko obi bia jelanyi senate"
Jean Kennoway Howells University of Edinburgh Scholarship UK 2016 This is to bring to your notice the University of Edinburgh Scholarship UK 2016. Nine scholarships available for taught master’s programmes offered by the Reid School of Music. Each award is worth £1,000 and is tenable for one academic year. Eligibility The scholarship will be awarded to a student who is accepted for admission on a full-time basis for a postgraduate taught Master’s programme of study within the Reid School of Music. To be eligible, applicants must have received an offer to study by the scholarship deadline. The scholarship will be awarded broadly on the basis of academic merit. Candidates must have, or expect to obtain, a UK first class or 2:1 honours degree at undergraduate level or the international equivalent. However, the selection panel will also take into account financial circumstances to ensure that as far as possible financial need does not impede a university education. This is true for the University of Edinburgh Scholarship UK 2016. Please note: This scholarship cannot be held alongside the Bucher-Fraser Scholarship. Applying To apply for a scholarship you must first apply for admission for an eligible programme of study at the University of Edinburgh. Eligible applicants should complete an online scholarship application. All applications must be submitted no later than 4th March 2016. Please note you will not be able to access the online application form unless you have applied for admission to the University of Edinburgh and have full EASE authentication. Postgraduate Master’s Online Scholarship Application Notification Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application in May 2016.
• 250 Views Club 21 International Scholarship For Undergraduates 2016 This is to inform you about International Scholarship For Undergraduates. The Club 21 Scholar is one who embodies exceptional personal vision, drive and potential. He/She possesses passion and potential to succeed in their own careers as well as the commitment to give back to the community through public education, teaching, mentorship and leadership. Undergraduate Scholarships The International Scholarship For Undergraduates. Applications are open to all students studying or planning to study in accredited institutions of higher learning, pursuing field relevant to the fashion and retail management industries. Students already midway through their course of study are welcome to apply. Applications are open to all students studying or planning to study in accredited institutions of higher learning, pursuing field relevant to the fashion and retail management industries. 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How To Check Futo Supplementary Admission List 2015/2016 (futoportal.org/ acceptance) How To Check Futo Supplementary Admission List 2015/2016 (futoportal.org/acceptance) This is to bring to your notice the latest updates about Futo Supplementary Admission List. It has already been uploaded at www.futoportal.org/acceptance . The futo web managers are giving unnecessary “trouble” to the university, and that’s why we have been unable to put up the notice on futo website. However, we have announced the release of the supplementary list on FUTO ICT CENTRE Facebook page. It is also on my Facebook wall. Kindly visit these site and circulate the info about Futo Supplementary Admission List as much as you can. Thanks. ABOUT FUTO MOTTO Technology for Service LIBRARY COLLECTION Available print collections of over 95,000 Books and 200 Journal Titles plus over 3,500 Technical Documents and 1,000 maps. Virtual Library (with database covering over 300 subject areas; plus availability of some rather specialized EBSCO, AGRA and OARE data bases). Added to these are some modern Internet facilities, provided under the OSIWA Project and some well co-ordinated IMO depository rights. FUTO Schools Federal University of Technology, Owerri has 6 degree-granting schools. The University has grown from few students with a single master to an enrollment of more than 20,000 degree candidates including Undergraduate and Postgraduate students. School of Agriculture and Agriculture Technology School of Engineering and Engineering Technology School of Environmental Technology School of Health Technology School of Management Technology School of Science COMMERCIAL AND ENTREPRENEURIAL VENTURES FUTO Consultancy Services Limited FUTO Micro-finance Bank Limited FUTO Farms Limited FUTO Bookshops Limited FUTO Press Limited RESEARCH CENTRES AND ACADEMIC SUPPORT UNITS Centre for Agricultural Research Centre for Industrial Studies Centre for Continuing Education Centre for Energy and Power Systems Research Centre for Vocational and Entrepreneurial Studies Institute of Erosion Studies Information and Communication Technology Centre University Computer Centre
Apply For Einstein Fellowship 2017 Apply For Einstein Fellowship 2017 This is an update on the Einstein Fellowship 2017. The Einstein Fellowship 2017 Awarded by the Einstein Forum and the Daimler and Benz Foundation. The Einstein Forum and the Daimler and Benz Foundation are offering a fellowship for outstanding young thinkers who wish to pursue a project in a different field from that of their previous research. The purpose of the fellowship is to support those who, in addition to producing superb work in their area of specialization, are also open to other, interdisciplinary approaches – following the example set by Albert Einstein. The fellowship includes living accommodations for five to six months in the garden cottage of Einstein`s own summerhouse in Caputh, Brandenburg, only a short distance away from the universities and academic institutions of Potsdam and Berlin. The fellow will receive a stipend of EUR 10,000 and reimbursement of travel expenses. Candidates must be under 35 and hold a university degree in the humanities, in the social sciences, or in the natural sciences. Applications for 2017 should include a CV, a two-page project proposal, and two letters of recommendation. All documents must be received by April 15, 2016. At the end of the fellowship period, the fellow will be expected to present his or her project in a public lecture at the Einstein Forum and at the Daimler and Benz Foundation. The Einstein Fellowship is not intended for applicants who wish to complete an academic study they have already begun. A successful application must demonstrate the quality, originality, and feasibility of the proposed project, as well as the superior intellectual development of the applicant. It is not relevant whether the applicant has begun working toward, or currently holds, a PhD. PLEASE NOTE THAT NO FELLOWSHIPS WILL BE GIVEN FOR DISSERTATION RESEARCH. THE PROPOSED PROJECT MUST BE SIGNIFICANTLY DIFFERENT IN CONTENT, AND PREFERABLY FIELD AND FORM, FROM THE APPLICANT’S PREVIOUS WORK. Applications should be submitted by mail to: Prof. Dr. Susan Neiman Einstein Forum Am Neuen Markt 7 14467 Potsdam Germany Or by email to: fellowship@einsteinforum.de For more information, call or fax the Einstein Forum at: phone: +49-331-271780 fax: +49-331-271
Job Vacancy at UNICEF 2016 Job Vacancy at UNICEF 2016 This is to bring to your notice a Job Vacancy at UNICEF. UNICEF country office in Skopje is looking to hire a Web and Social Media Consultant who will be responsible for maintaining the UNICEF office presence on a social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram) and website www.unicef.mk For full details see the Terms of Reference. How to Apply Interested and suitable candidates should submit their application to skopje@unicef.org, referencing “Web and Social Media Consultant” in email subject, no later than close of business, 5 February 2016. The application should include: 1. Cover letter; 2. CV; 3. Signed P11 form which can be downloaded at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/ P11.doc; 4. Links to samples of work (i.e. max one page links to web and social media content developed and other examples of work); and, 5. Written indicative monthly fee range in Macedonian denars. For the Job Vacancy at UNICEF, Applications submitted without a fee/rate will not be considered. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply for the Job Vacancy at UNICEF to become a part of the organization.
Google App Challenge 2016 This competition is about a Google App. Welcome to the 2016 AdMob Student App Challenge. If you’re a student with a great idea for a mobile app, here’s your chance to build your app, learn how to make money from it, and win awesome prizes. Just make sure you enter by June 28, 2016. The Grand Prize winner will score a week-long trip to San Francisco, including a visit to Google’s headquarters in Mountain View. We’ll feature your app on the Google Play Store and produce a video starring you and your app. You’ll also take home a nifty bag of goodies, including a Google device if you build a good Google App. Four regional finalists will take home Google devices and have their app featured on the AdMob website. For more information on the prizes, please see the official rules eady to showcase your app-building skills to the world? Start by completing this form. Please note that you only need to submit one form per team. Once we receive your form, we’ll send you a confirmation email with details on your next steps. CLICK HERE TO APPLY How to compete STEP 1 Register STEP 2 Build STEP 3 Promote STEP 4 Submit
– Senate president, Bukola Saraki, formally responds to former president, Olusegun Obasanjo letter – Saraki assures of transparency and good governance in the Senate – Saraki assured Obasanjo that the issues he raised will be addressed accordingly and treated with priority The Senate president, Bukola Saraki, on Thursday, January 28, formally responded to the letter sent to the National Assembly from former president, Olusegun Obasanjo. In a statement signed by Saraki, he said that the eighth Senate is committed to a leadership of transparency and good governance. Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigeria’s former president, believes that the National Assembly is really corrupt. He also said that Obasanjo’s issues will be addressed accordingly and treated with priority as a past leader of the nation. READ ALSO: Obasanjo welcomed by Algeria’s Prime Minister The statement reads: “I will want to assure President Obasanjo that the leadership and membership of the 8th Senate are committed to good governance, transparency, accountability, due process and responsiveness to the economic reality of our nation. It is for this reason that the legislative chamber has introduced bold and progressive reforms in the management of the finances of the National Assembly. “This is of even greater importance during a tough fiscal period for our country. Like i said during my closing address at the plenary after our debate on the 2016 Budget, the Senate must lead by example in terms of our own funding, budgets and accountability – showing, beyond doubt, value for money. I have canvassed that we must lay bare the budget of the Senate, nay the National Assembly and its affiliated institutions. “I equally canvassed the need to strengthen the capacity of the legislative institution to carry our effective oversight of the executive arm so that we can ensure the budget leads to the realization of the policy objectives of the Buhari Administration. “Again, let me reiterate my position in the speech i made this morning on the need for us to work towards blocking all areas of revenue leakages while also strengthening the anti-corruption agencies so that the little resources that are now available will serve the interest of the overwhelming majority. “As a former President and a father of the nation that we all hold in high esteem , i intend to reply the letter and outline the actions the Senate is taking to address his concerns. “In conclusion, I appreciate President Obasanjo for his consistent role in always reminding those of us in government about our responsibilities to the general public and offering timely advise where necessary.” READ ALSO: How NASS stopped Obasanjo’s 3rd term bid – Dogara Recall that Obasanjo wrote a letter to Saraki and House of Representatives Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, over plans by the National Assembly to buy 469 vehicles. He also criticized the legislators for being insensitive to the economic situation in Nigeria.
NSE Graduate Recruitment Trainee Program 2016 NSE Graduate Recruitment Trainee Program 2016 This is to bring to your notice NSE Graduate Recruitment. The Graduate Trainee Programme of The Nigerian Stock Exchange is an 11 months programme geared towards building global talents locally, and raising a new generation of leaders for the Capital Market and Nigeria’s economy. Programme Details The Programme is designed to build a talent pool for the capital market capable of bridging the existing skill gaps, and positively contributing to the growth of the Nigerian economy. Joining the NSE Graduate Trainee Programme is a great way to explore the various career opportunities offered by the Nigerian Capital Market. The Programme offers participants requisite capital market exposure, workplace experience, tools and support for both personal and career development. Trainees are guided by experts with relevant experience in soft, functional and technical skills. Participants will be exposed to the capital market ecosystem, leadership, social skills, etc. The NSE Graduate Recruitment, Graduate Trainee is expected to be a logical thinker, proactive, have a good attitude, determined, energetic and hardworking. The Graduate shall be a team player and leader with potentials to lead the growth of the capital market in Nigeria, Sub-Saharan Africa and Africa at large. We will provide the tools, support and opportunities for you to drive your own development, as you learn from professionals and acquire insights into the Capital Market sector. Attributes The NSE Graduate Recruitment Programme is intensive and applicants shall possess the following: · A high degree of emotional intelligence · Excellent communication skills ( speaking, writing and listening) · Enthusiasm about developing a long-term career within the Capital Market · Good knowledge of the Nigerian economy · High morals and ethical standards · Basic Knowledge in the use of Microsoft Office Tools · Social media savvy, etc. Application Process 1. The application process requires you to register. 2. Please remember your login details; it will be required to complete your application, and at every successful stage of the recruitment process. 3. If you forget your password, use the “Forgotten Password” option on the Login Page to retrieve it. An e-mail will be sent to your registered e-mail address. 4. To apply for the Graduate Trainee programme, please go to the Register Page and complete the registration form. 5. A notification will be sent to your registered email. Click on the provided link to activate your account and confirm your email address. 6. You will be prompted to input your ID and password to apply for the programme. 7. Application process also allows you to update and amend CV information at any time. 8. To update and amend your CV, follow the link provided. You require your ID and password
UNILORIN Harmattan Semester Continuous Assessment Timetable 2015/2016 This is to bring to your notice news about UNILORIN Harmattan Semester. The management of University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) has released the harmattan semester continuous assessment time-table for 2015/2016. The details are as indicated below; 1.DATE: Mon 1/2/16 MORNING SESSION: 8:30 – 11:30AM – EMA 407(800); MCB307(260); RIS337(200); ENG219(420); CHE241(600) MID-DAY SESSION: 12:00 – 2.30PM – SSE303(215); MCB313(457); SED 405(800); ZLY201(981) AFTERNOON SESSION: 2.30 – 6:00PM – AED 305(1,900); STA221(576); HIS323(400) 2.DATE: Tues 2/2/16 MORNING SESSION: 8:30 – 11:30AM – PHY 115(4,377) MID-DAY SESSION: 12:00 – 2.30PM – CSC211(1,345); AED403(800); BCH221(257); ENG101(554) AFTERNOON SESSION: 2.30 – 6:00PM – BCH211(1033); EDU215(2,000) 3.DATE: Wed 3/2/16 UNILORIN Harmattan Semester MORNING SESSION: 8:30 – 11:30AM – ZLY101(2,928); MCB205(550); BUS203(800) MID-DAY SESSION: 12:00 – 2.30PM – POS111(1,876); PLB201(1,368); AHE201(900); EDU213(220) AFTERNOON SESSION: 2.30 – 6:00PM – STA203(720); EDU211(2000); RCR225(450) 4.DATE: Thurs 4/2/16 MORNING SESSION: 8:30 – 11:30AM – STA131(1,460),SSE 213(205); ELE201(600); ECN101(1,430) MID-DAY SESSION: 12:00 – 2.30PM – CSC111(4,064); AXR301(250) AFTERNOON SESSION: 2.30 – 6:00PM – ZLY103(3,211); ENG103(493) 5.DATE: Fri 5/2/16 UNILORIN Harmattan Semester MORNING SESSION: 8:30 – 11:30AM – PLB 101(3,140); ECN205(541) MID-DAY SESSION: 12:00 – 2.30PM – JUMAT AFTERNOON SESSION: 2.30 – 6:00PM – CSC227(1,274); MAT213(450);FIN201(447) 6.DATE: Sat 6/2/16 MORNING SESSION: 8:30 – 11:30AM – PHY125(1,876); ELE275(600); AHE201(900); ABE205(900) MID-DAY SESSION: 12:00 – 2.30PM – MAT115(2,161); AFS201(900); ENG203(543); HIS205(461) AFTERNOON SESSION: 2.30 – 6:00PM – ECN201(1,644); EDU111(1,700) 7.DATE: Mon 8/2/16 MORNING SESSION: 8:30 – 11:30AM – CHEM 101(4,698); TCS111(285) MID-DAY SESSION: 12:00 – 2.30PM – MAT201(1,120); ENG105(392); ECN203(1,343); BUS101(724); BUS101(724) AFTERNOON SESSION: 2.30 – 6:00PM – ICS101(426); PLB203(770); STA121(648); AXR201(600); ARA143(206) 8.DATE: Tues 9/2/16 MORNING SESSION: 8:30 – 11:30AM – GNS211(5,600) MID-DAY SESSION: 12:00 – 2.30PM – GNS211(5,000) AFTERNOON SESSION: 2.30 – 6:00PM – MAT111(2,834); BUS103(887) 9.DATE: Wed 10/2/16 MORNING SESSION: 8:30 – 11:30AM – GNS111(6,241) MID-DAY SESSION: 12:00 – 2.30PM – GNS111(5,000) AFTERNOON SESSION: 2.30 – 6:00PM – GNS311(7,822) 10.DATE: Thurs 11/2/16 UNILORIN Harmattan Semester MORNING SESSION: 8:30 – 11:30AM – MAT113(1,893); PHY243(769); AXR201(600) MID-DAY SESSION: 12:00 – 2.30PM – STA201(1,018); GSE301(4,500) AFTERNOON SESSION: 2.30 – 6:00PM – GSE301(3,500)

Check Your Name on the NYSC Batch A List 2016

Check Your Name on the NYSC Batch A List 2016
Check Your Name on the NYSC Batch A List 2016

LASU Acceptance Fee Payment Procedure For Freshers 2015/2016

This is to give information on LASU Acceptance Fee Payment. Below is the procedure for payment of acceptance fee for all candidates admitted in the Additional Direct Entry and supplementary admission list of the Lagos State University (LASU) for 2015/2016.

Latest Update on LASU Supplementary Admission List 2015/2016

This post is about the LASU Supplementary Admission List. This is to inform all aspirants of Lagos State University (LASU) for 2015/2016 academic session that Additional list for Direct Entry and supplementary admissions into LASU for the 2015/2016 academic session have been released.
Prospective candidates can now check the LASU Supplementary Admission List status of his or her admission at: putme.lasu.edu.ng/putme_result_checker.php

Kaduna State University Suspends Lecturer due To Facebook Post

Kaduna State University Suspends Lecturer due To Facebook Post
Kaduna State University Suspends Lecturer due To Facebook Post

Communication and Media Internships in Brussels, Belgium 2016

Communication and Media Internships in Brussels, Belgium 2016
Communication and Media Internships in Brussels, Belgium 2016

Commonwealth Masters Scholarship, UK 2016

Let Us Scrap JAMB – University Don

Let Us Scrap JAMB - University Don
Let Us Scrap JAMB – University Don
APPLY FOR THE MO ENTREPRENEURS COMPETITION 2016 APPLY FOR THE MO ENTREPRENEURS COMPETITION 2016 The Mo Entrepreneurs Competition 2016 is a collaborative effort between Mo Dewji Foundation and Darecha Limited to recognize and support the efforts of young entrepreneurs in Tanzania. The competition launches a platform that will enable Mohammed Dewji (The CEO of MeTL Group and Chairman of Mo Dewji Foundation) to support young entrepreneurs who are running highly potential start ups but lack further support in form of growth capital, networks and mentorship which could accelerate the growth of their start-ups. The competition seeks young entrepreneurs (18-30 years old) who have the passion, drive, and determination to grow their start-ups, in order to increase their income and their contribution to Tanzania economy. A minimum of three winners of the MO ENTREPRENEURS COMPETITION 2016, is to be announced in April, will be provided with a business investment as a start-up/growth capital. They will also receive mentorship and networking support from Mohammed Dewji. DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION FORM Mo Entrepreneurs Application Form (pdf) Mo Entrepreneurs Application Form (word) ABOUT THE FOUNDATION The MO ENTREPRENEURS COMPETITION 2016 shows the foundation, Strongly believing that Corporate Social Responsibility can create a positive change, the MeTL Group’s Chief Executive Officer Mohammed Dewji has founded the Mo Dewji Foundation, which administers the CSR funding from the entire group. The aim of the Mo Dewji Foundation is: ‘To enable and empower the many under- privileged who continue to struggle in Tanzania, with a specific emphasis on health and education’ Over the last five years, Mo Dewji Foundation has spent more than $3 million on community service projects. The Mo Dewji Foundation focuses on improving life conditions in Tanzania in several areas: – Promoting education in order to create a pathway for the population, especially the disadvantaged and vulnerable groups, to lead to a more productive, equitable and just society. -Strengthening healthcare and creating purified drinking water to assist in preventing the occurrence of diseases. Mo Dewji Foundation continues to work on many community development programs and aims to involve itself in new and innovative projects to provide services and support for less fortunate members of the community. The aim is to establish relationships with both grass-root and international charities and businesses to develop partnerships that will help achieve the set goals.
ABU First Nigerian University To Build Refinery (PICTURES) ABU First Nigerian University To Build Refinery (PICTURES) This is concerning ABU First Nigerian University. The Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Kaduna state, has developed a prototype refinery with a capacity of refining one barrel of crude oil per day, Guardian reports. This was confirmed on Tuesday, January 27 when the Vice Chancellor of the ABU First Nigerian University, Prof. Ibrahim Garba spoke to the press in Zaria. “This is a prototype refinery that runs on one barrel a day. It is a very long term project, we started it then Raw Materials Development Council came in to support. “The project being built in stages, so far we can produce petrol (PMS) and diesel. We need more support from potential supporters and investors to take it to the next level,” said the vice chancellor. READ: ABU to decongest campus with master plan update According to him, the ABU First Nigerian University had signed an agreement with Kaduna Refinery and Petrol Chemical Company (KRPC) on supply of crude oil but they were yet to fulfil their obligation. Garba said the institution had repositioned itself to address some of the national challenges through research and development in its postgraduate school.
Nigerian Student in Malaysia Jailed For Fraud Nigerian Student in Malaysia Jailed For Fraud A Student in Malaysia Jailed For Fraud. 25-year- old Hope Olusegun Aroke has been sentenced to 24 years in prison over N25 million Internet scam. This was disclosed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The Nigerian Student in Malaysia Jailed For Fraud, who was studying in Malaysia was convicted and sentenced by the Lagos State High Court, sitting in Ikeja. Aroke, a student of Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan University, Malaysia, was arraigned on a two- count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretence; cheque cloning, wire transfer and forgery. Spokesperson for the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren said he was found guilty on both counts and was sentenced to 12 years in jail for each of them. Both jail terms will be done concurrently, so Student in Malaysia Jailed For Fraud. READ: Nigerian Students arrested For Yahoo Yahoo “Troubles came for Aroke when an anonymous petitioner wrote to the EFCC alleging that the Kogi State-born undergraduate was involved in sundry fraudulent activities on the Internet. The EFCC swung into action and investigated the Internet dealings of Aroke. Investigations showed that he was involved in several romance scam that fetched him a total sum of 4,000 riyadh (Malaysian currency). Aroke admitted sending the money to Nigeria through one Angela, who later helped him deposit its naira equivalent, N25 million, in a new generation bank”, Uwujaren said, adding that two exotic cars were found in his possession at the time of arrest. They both worth N23 million.
WOW! OAU SUG LEADERS SUSPENDED FOR 4 SEMESTERS WOW! OAU SUG LEADERS SUSPENDED FOR 4 SEMESTERS This is in the news: OAU SUG Leaders Suspended. Authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, have suspended three student union leaders for allegedly assaulting a professor. The students are the President of the student body, Omotayo Akande who bagged six semesters (three years); PRO, Emmanuel Ojedokun – four semesters (two years); and Secretary General, Seun Oketooto – four semesters (two years). The trio are all final year students and they would have started their examinations in the next two months. Students of the university, however, argued that the suspension of their leaders have to do with their recent agitation for better welfare conditions on campus. It would be recalled that students of the OAU had staged a day peaceful protest, lecture boycott and later media campaign against the poor state of infrastructure in the university. Subsequently after the students agitation for better welfare, the authorities of OAU shut down the university by declaring a mid-semester break which lasted for about a month. The school had since the closure of the school also suspended student unionism on the campus. It was further learnt that some hall (hostel) executives ?in the university are currently facing a panel for their roles in the protest against poor welfare on the campus. Among the OAU SUG Leaders Suspended. Suspended OAU Student Union President, Mr. Omotayo Akande, confirmed the suspension in a statement aimed at dousing confusion among students. Akande, who is a 500-level Chemical Engineering student said, “We will like to note that the union is currently examining the situation and will try to adopt the best approach to handle the victimisation and achieve not only our reinstatement but also ensure that the cause for a better welfare condition is achieved in the university.” He claimed that none of the suspended students had any record of impoliteness, adding that the protest was embarked upon after diplomacy failed. Meanwhile, the Alliance of Nigerian Students Against Neo-Liberal Attacks has faulted the suspension of the students since the news spread that OAU SUG Leaders Suspended. The group described the action as not only escapist but also undemocratic. It added, “We wish to state that we strongly condemn the victimisation of student activists by the authorities under any guise; and we advise the OAU management to desist from such a vindictive action.”
BUK Business School Application Forms 2015/2016 Available BUK Business School Application Forms 2015/2016 Available Note that this post is about BUK Business School Application Forms. This is to inform the general public that online sale of the Bayero Business School application forms for the 2015/2016 Academic Session Continues from Monday, 25th January 2016 and would close on the Sunday 7th February 2016. Programmes 1. Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) 2. Masters in Business Administration (MBA) 3. Masters in Entrepreneurship (M.Ent) 4. Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship (PGD-Ent) The Masters in Business Administration (MBA) has the following specializations: 1. Finance (MBA, Finance) 2. Human Resources (MBA, HR) 3. Marketing (MBA, MKT) 4. Entrepreneurship and Venture Creation 5. Intellectual and Industrial Property Rights (MBA, IIPR) 6. Technology Innovation (MBA, TI) 7. Information and Communications Technology (MBA, ICT) 8. Agribusiness (MBA, Agribusiness) 9. Health Services Management (MBA, HSM) 10. Project Management (MBA, PM) 11. Hospitality, Tourism & Event Management (MBA, HTEM) 12. Public Private Policy (MBA, PPP) Application Procedure Step 1 Visit, http:// mybuk.buk.edu.ng/bbsforms2015/ Click on the Register Tab on the left navigation panel to go to the Create an Account Page for the BUK Business School Application Forms. At the Create an Account page, create an account by providing your First Name, Middle Name, Last Name, Personal Email and Personal GSM Phone Number. A Login credentials (username and password) will be generated for you. Please take note of them, as you need them for subsequent steps of the application process. Use Login Tab on the left navigation panel to login to your account (using your login credentials) to start/continue your application process. Step 2 Print your Personalized Payment Invoice and go to any branch of any of the banks listed on the payment invoice nationwide to make a non- refundable payment of Ten Thousand Five Hundred Naira (N10,500.00) Only Step 3 Return to the Login Page and login with your username and password to fill in the Application Forms: -Programme Selection Form -Personal Data Form & -Qualifications Form Step 4 Transcript Request Form shall also be filled in addition to the forms listed in Step 3 above. Step 5 Review all your forms to ensure accuracy of all information before submission. Step 6 Print an Acknowledgement Slip and keep it safe for the BUK Business School Application Forms. The slip will be needed during the collection of admission letter and during registration. If you have any inquiry or are encountering any difficulty, send an e-m@il toapplication.pg@buk.edu.ng
FINALLY! FUTO Supplementary Admission List 2016 Released This is the latest news about the FUTO Supplementary Admission List. This is to inform all 2015 aspirants of Federal University Of Technology Owerri (FUTO) that the supplementary list of admitted students for 2015/2016 is available on JAMB portal. Candidates are to check their FUTO Supplementary Admission List admission status on JAMB website now via this link: Admission Status Check 1.Type in your JAMB Reg number 2.Click on “Check Admission Status” to view your admission details. IMPORTANT: If you have been admitted, immediately proceed to request for your official JAMB admission Letter by clicking here. This document authenticates your admission. ABOUT FUTO ESTABLISHED 1980 FACULTY Starting with an initial enrollment of 225 undergraduate students and a staff strength of 60 (comprising 28 Academic and 32 Administrative staff) in 1981. The University’s enrollment for the 2010/2011 session has grown to 21,039 students (comprising 17,713 Undergraduates and 3,326 Postgraduate students) and an Academic Staff strength of 926 (including 156 Professors), plus over 1,200 Administrative and Technical support Staff. STUDENTS FUTO Undergraduate Students – About 14,500 Postgraduate Students– About 6,700 Total Number of Students – About 21,000 MOTTO Technology for Service LIBRARY COLLECTION Available print collections of over 95,000 Books and 200 Journal Titles plus over 3,500 Technical Documents and 1,000 maps. Virtual Library (with database covering over 300 subject areas; plus availability of some rather specialized EBSCO, AGRA and OARE data bases). Added to these are some modern Internet facilities, provided under the OSIWA Project and some well co-ordinated IMO depository rights. FUTO Schools Federal University of Technology, Owerri has 6 degree-granting schools. The University has grown from few students with a single master to an enrollment of more than 20,000 degree candidates including Undergraduate and Postgraduate students. School of Agriculture and Agriculture Technology School of Engineering and Engineering Technology School of Environmental Technology School of Health Technology School of Management Technology School of Science COMMERCIAL AND ENTREPRENEURIAL VENTURES FUTO Consultancy Services Limited FUTO Micro-finance Bank Limited FUTO Farms Limited FUTO Bookshops Limited FUTO Press Limited RESEARCH CENTRES AND ACADEMIC SUPPORT UNITS Centre for Agricultural Research Centre for Industrial Studies Centre for Continuing Education Centre for Energy and Power Systems Research Centre for Vocational and Entrepreneurial Studies Institute of Erosion Studies Information and Communication Technology Centre University Computer Centre UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS 22 ‘individuals of distinction’
UNIPORT Convocation Ceremony Postponed UNIPORT Convocation Ceremony Postponed This is to tell you about the UNIPORT Convocation Ceremony. The management of University of Port-harcourt, wishes top in form the public and graduands that the earlier announced convocation ceremony of the university slated for 6th of February, 2016 has been postponed. A new date will be announced later. ABOUT UNIPORT VC EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS 1984-1987 University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Ph.D (Agricultural Entomology). 1978-1981 University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Nigeria. B.Sc (Hons.) Agriculture (Crop Science), First Class. 1976-1978 Federal Government College, Port Harcourt, Nigeria. West African Advanced Level G.C.E. (Biology, Chemistry & Geography). 1972-1976 Ascension High School, Ogale Eleme, Rivers State, Nigeria. West African School Certificate (Division I) EMPLOYMENT & POSITIONS HELD 2014-date Member, TETFUND Screening and Monitoring Committee under the National Research Fund Intervention (Science, Technology and Innovation Sub- Committee) 2013-date Chairman Departmental Graduate Studies Committee 2012 Contested for the position of Vice-Chancellor, Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Nkpolu, Rivers State and came first. The then Governor of Rivers State for strange political reasons appointed the 5 candidate. 2012 – date President, African Sustainable Development Network. 2011-2012 Editor-in-Chief, Nigerian Journal of Entomology. 2008-2012 Member, Governing Council, Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt. 2008-2012 Chairman, Disciplinary Committee, Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt. 2008-2012 Member, Appointments and Promotions Committee, Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt. 2008-2011 Consultant to Rivers State Sustainable Development Agency on Songhai Rivers Initiative. 2006-2011 Chairman, Graduate Results Verification Committee, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt. 2005-2011 Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt 2005-2009 Chairman, Board of Governors, University Demonstration Secondary School, University of Port Harcourt. 2005-2011 Member, Appointments and Promotions Committee, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt. 2005-2011 Member, Committee of Provost and Deans, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt. 2005-2011 Chairman, Faculty Board, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt. 2012-date Chairman Governing Council, Eleme Development Authority 2005-date Professor of Entomology, Department of Crop and Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt. 2003-2005 Professor of Entomology, Department of Animal & Environmental Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt. 2000-2003 Professor of Entomology, Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri. 1997- 2000 Associate Professor of Entomology, Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri. 1992- 1997 Senior Lecturer (Agricultural Entomology), Department of Crop Science, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri. 1982-1992 Assistant Lecturer & Lecturer (Agricultural Entomology), Department of Zoology, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt. 1981-1982 Lecturer, Department of Agricultural Science, Advanced Teachers’ College, Katsina-Ala, Benue State. GRADUATE SUERVISION 1996-date Has supervised and graduated several MSc and PhD candidates EXTERNAL EXAMINATION 1994-date External Examiner (Undergraduate) Sir Kashim Ibrahim College of Education, Maiduguri. Federal University of Technology, Akure Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt University of Uyo, Uyo Niger Delta University, Amasoma 1997-date External Examiner (Post- Graduate) 5. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi 5. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria 5. Federal University of Technology, Akure 5. University of Agriculture, Makurdi 6. Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt 5. University of Nigeria, Nsukka 5. University of Ibadan, Ibadan 5. Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike 5. University of Uyo, Uyo 5. University of Calabar, Calabar 5. Federal University of Technology, Owerri 5. Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto PARTICIPATION IN AND ADMINISTRATION OF WORLD BANK FUNDED PROJECTS 1994 – 1996 Millet/Cowpea Intercropping Systems (National Agricultural Research Project under the coordination of Lake Chad Research Institute, Maiduguri, Nigeria). 1995 – 1996 Integrated Striga Control in cereals (National Agricultural Research Project under the coordination of Lake Chad Research Institute, Maiduguri, Nigeria). 1996 – 2003 Joint Coordinator for Nationally Coordinated Cowpea Research (National Agricultural Research Project). RESEARCH ADMINISTRATION 1999-1999 Coordinator, Postgraduate Studies, Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Nigeria. 2000-2002 Coordinator, International IPM Project involving Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria under the supervision of Lake Chad Basin Commission (N’Djamena, Chad) CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT 1992-2003 Actively participated in the production of the course structure and content for the graduate programme (MSc and PhD) for Crop Protection in the Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Maiduguri 2003-2004 Member of the team of three that designed and implemented the curriculum for the MSc programme in Entomology and Pest Management in the Department of Animal and Environmental Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Port Harcourt. 2005-2010 Led the team that produced the undergraduate course structure and content for the Bachelor’s degrees in Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture, and Forestry and Wildlife Management for Faculty of Agriculture, University of Port Harcourt. 2013 Led the team that produced the graduate studies course structure and content for the MSc and PhD degrees in Crop and Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Port Harcourt AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION ACTIVITIES 1989-date Resource Extensionist on Pest Control and Pesticide Education for Agricultural Development Programmes in Adamawa, Borno, Rivers and Taraba States, Nigeria. PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION 1990-date Member, Entomological Society of Nigeria. 2007 Fellow of Entomological Society of Nigeria. ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 1990-1992 Chairman, University of Maiduguri Alumni Association, Rivers State Chapter. 1985-date Member Federal Government College, Port Harcourt, Old students Association. RESEARCH INTERESTS 1. Ecology, biology and control of stored-product Coleoptera 2. Development of natural pesticides for the management of insect pests 3. Integrated management of stored-product Coleoptera in tropical post-harvest systems PUBLICATIONS Over hundred journal articles and chapters plus books cited by over 264,000 people across the globe on the net (www.google.com) GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS 1999–2000 Georg Forster Research Fellow (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation). Institute for Plant Pathology & Plant Protection, Entomological Section, Georg-August-University, Grisebachstr. 6, D- 37077 Goettingen, Germany) PROJECTS AND FELLOWSHIPS THAT INCREASED CAPACITY FOR HOME UNIVERSITY The Integrated Pest Management Project, an international project sponsored by the African Development Bank (1999-2002) for the countries of the Lake Chad Basin Commission which I coordinated, and the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship (1999-2000) which I won built great capacity for my home university through donation of equipment/facilities and/or staff training. SOCIETAL LINKAGES 1984 date: I have created both local and life- long international linkages in Nigeria, the United Kingdom and Germany for teaching, research collaboration and possible exchange programmes for both staff and students. SPECIAL ENDOWMENT 1. An enduring nationalistic disposition that is evident in the recruitment and staff (academic and non-academic) structure during my tenure as pioneer Dean in which virtually every geo-political zone in Nigeria is represented in the Faculty of Agriculture of the University. 2. High competence in the academia, technocracy and administration. 3. Deep appreciation of Emotional Intelligence/ Literacy and empathy, skills that enable one to excel in interpersonal interactions, leadership and administration. 4. Possession of an enviable degree of integrity, virtue that forms the solid foundation for building trust accounts with people when occupying leadership positions. 5. Expertise in conflict resolution and management.
UI Important Notice To Freshers UI Important Notice To Freshers This is a UI Important Notice. This is to inform all newly admitted students of the University of Ibadan 2015/2016 that they can now login to the portal to get their halls of residence, matriculation Numbers. The portal is http://admissions.ui.edu.ng/#/ Login with your username and password and proceed to retrieve details on your hall of residence and matriculation Number. ABOUT UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN Established some 67 years ago, the University of Ibadan, UI as it is fondly referred to, is the first University in Nigeria. Until 1962 when it became a full fledged independent University, it was a College of the University of London in a special relationship scheme. The University, which took off with academic programmes in Arts, Science and Medicine, is now a comprehensive citadel of learning with academic programmes in thirteen Faculties namely, Arts, Science, Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Agriculture and Forestry, the Social Sciences, Education, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Technology, Law, Public Health and Dentistry. The Faculties of the Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Public Health and Dentistry are organized as a College of Medicine. The University has other academic units among which are: Institute of Child Health, Institute of Education, Institute of African Studies, Centre for Child Adolescent and Mental Health, Centre for Educational Media Resource Studies, African Regional Centre for Information Science (ARCIS), Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (CEPACS), Centre for Petroleum, Energy, Economics and Law (CPEEL), Centre for Sustainable Development (CESDEV), and Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI),Institute for Advanced Medical Research and Training (IAMRAT), Centre for Drug Discovery, Development & Production (CDDDP), Centre for Control & Prevention of Zoonosis (CCPZ). A new National Institute for Maternal Child & Neonatal Health (NIMCNH) & Institute for Infectious Diseases are under construction. A new School of Business (UISB) is expected to take off later this year. The University, as part of efforts to fulfil a God given mandate of promoting Nigeria’s development, established a Research Foundation (UIRF). The University of Ibadan Postgraduate School is, well acknowledged within and outside the country as one of the largest in Africa and the flagship of Postgraduate Education in Nigeria as it produces the much required human resources for the entire Nigerian University system, the Nigerian public and private sectors and beyond. The Postgraduate School enrolment takes about 50% of the entire student enrolment. University of Ibadan produces an average of 3,000 Masters & 250 Ph.Ds every year. The University currently hosts the Pan African University Life & Earth Sciences Institute on behalf of the West African Subregion. This is an initiative of the African Union. The programme is in its 2nd year and has 97 students from all over Africa. The University is, however, not resting on its oars as it intends to be ranked among the best universities worldwide, in keeping with its Mission statement: There are twelve Halls of Residence which provide accommodation for about 30% of the population of students in the regular studies mode; and three others under construction with the support of the FG Revitalisation Funds. The University has 1212 housing units, out of which of which 609 units are occupied by senior staff and 603 units by junior staff. The University of Ibadan is, therefore, a truly complex organization. Its governance is based on the Committee System; all the Boards and Committees report to Council and/or Senate. In order to carry out its main functions of teaching, research and community service, the University has been providing to a large extent, basic services like electricity and water supply, security, health facilities and other municipal services to its staff and students. Through its alumni and alumnae, the University of Ibadan has, in the past six decades contributed significantly to the political, industrial, economic and cultural development of Nigeria. Mission Statement To expand the frontiers of knowledge through provision of excellent conditions for learning and research To produce graduates who are worthy in character and sound judgement To contribute to the transformation of society through creativity and innovation To serve as a dynamic custodian of society’s salutary values and thus sustain its integrity
5 Best Universities For Masters Program in Nigeria This is to give you the Best Universities For Masters Program in Nigeria. This is a list of the Top 5 Nigerian Universities For Postgraduate Studies. A lot is happening across the country in terms of the development of education. This is especially very obvious in developed countries because the value of education over there is held with optimum concern. However, the story in developing countries like Nigeria is also changing. At least, there used to be a time in Nigeria when having primary school certificate was not only sufficient, but it was valuable enough for you to present for job applications and you were sure you would get a good job, gone are the good old days. Then as time went on it became the secondary school certificate and then first- Degree. Today, a first-degree may not even be enough to fetch you a good job. Reason why you might need something more, which is postgraduate studies. Upgrading academic qualification is what has driven quite a number of people into seeking Postgraduate Studies in order to increase the competitive advantage and chances in the labour market. Nevertheless, not all universities offer Postgraduates Studies and even if they do, it’s differing levels of quality and we need to know the best of post graduate schools. Now let us take a look at top 5 Best Universities For Masters Programs. 1. University of Lagos (UNILAG) This is one of the most popular/ expensive Federal Universities in Nigeria (if you like, you can call it the ‘private- public’ University of Nigeria). Graduates from this citadel of learning carry themselves with a lot of pride. The Federal Government of Nigeria tried not too long ago to change the name of the school which was founded in 1962 to MAULAG – Moshood Abiola University of Lagos, and this move by the government was met with stiff opposition from both present and past students of the school. UNILAG is a good choice for Postgraduate students for several reasons. Its certificates are generally well accepted. It runs one of the fastest academic calendars with relative stability. Barring all unforeseen circumstances, you should be done with your postgraduate programme in 14 months. More information here: http:// spgs.unilag.edu.ng/ 2. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) UNILORIN, one of the nation’s federal universities, established in 1975, is one of the go-to schools for postgraduate studies and even for degree courses. This has become possible because in recent times the school has been able to maintain a stable school calendar for about 7 years. If you are lucky to have a nice supervisor and your thesis is not so difficult, you should be through with your postgraduate programme within a year. Get more information here: http:// www.unilorin.edu.ng/pgschool/ 3. University of Nigeria, Nsuka (UNN) UNN is not seen as a major player in the league of schools that run postgraduate progammes, and this seemingly disadvantage is because of its location; it is not located in a city. This school that was established in 1955, remains one of the schools where you can obtain your masters quickly, in fact in less than a year, if time is a factor that you would consider in choosing a school, especially in the engineering and science studies. Though some other courses can take up to 18 months to finish (and this is not peculiar to UNN alone). Get more information here: http://www.unn- edu.info/post-graduate 4. University of Ibadan (UI) Some say this is the ‘Harvard’ of Nigeria. Well, you will not say they are far from the truth, looking at the pedigree of the school. Being the first university in Nigeria, established in 1948 initially known as University College, Ibadan (UCI) before it was changed to University of Ibadan in 1962. Getting admitted into the school for a postgraduate study is always a herculean task. This is due in part to the number of prospective applicants for postgraduate programmes. Give and take, you should be through with your postgraduate studies within 18 – 21 months. UI maintains a high standard in quality, therefore applicants must be prepared for hard work. Find out more here: http:// www.admissions.pgschool.ui.edu.ng/ 5. Covenant University (CU) One of the most popular privately owned universities in Nigeria. The Chancellor being the very enigmatic Bishop David Oyedepo of the Winners Chapel church. Since the establishment in October 2002, the school has changed the dynamics of how schools at all levels are run in Nigeria, holding herself to the highest standards obtainable in developed countries in the Western world. Regarded as one of the most equipped universities in the country, the school has won University of the Year Award more than once. Applicants can rest be assured that they will complete their postgraduate studies in this school in record time of between 12 – 18 months.
FSB Scholarship 2016 latest update: application The BEA scholarship 2016/2017 is currently ongoing and below is the details of the application process Federal Ministry of Education – The honourable Minister of Education (HME), Mallam Adamu Adamu, hereby invites interested and qualified Nigerians too participate in the 2016/2017 Nomination Interview for Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Award. Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Awards – 2016/2017 Description The Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Scholarship will be Awarded to: Undergraduate (UG) studies tenable in Russia, Morocco, Algeria, Serbia, Hungary, Egypt, Turkey, Cuba, Romania, Ukraine, Japan, Macedonia; and Postgraduate (PG) studies tenable in Russia (for those whose first degrees were obtained from Russia), China, Hungary, Serbia, Turkey, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, e.t.c. Fields of Study Undergraduate level – Engineering, Geology, Agriculture, Sciences, Mathematics, Languages, Environmental Sciences, Sports, Law, Social Sciences, Biotechnology, Architecture, Medicine (very limited), etc; and Postgraduate level (Masters Degree and Ph.D) in all fields. Criteria for Eligibility Undergraduate Scholarship: All applicants for undergraduate degree courses must possess a minimum qualification of Five (5) Distinctions (A’s & B’s) in the Senior Secondary School Certificate, WAEC (May/June) only in the subjects relevant to their fields of study including English Language and Mathematics. Certificates should not be more than Two (2) years old (2014 & 2015). Age limit is from 18 to 20 years. Postgraduate Scholarship: All applicants must hold a First Degree with at least 2nd Class Upper Division. The applicants who are previous recipients of Foreign Awards must have completed at least two (2) years post qualification or employment practice in Nigeria. All applicants must have completed N.Y.S.C. Age limit is 35 years for Masters and 40 years for Ph.D. Note (For all Applicants) Since the BEA countries are non-English speaking, applicants should be prepared to undertake a mandatory one year foreign language of the country of choice which will be the standard medium of instruction; and All applicants for Hungarian Scholarship must visit the website: www.stipendiumhungaricum.hu Venue of Interview All eligible applicants are to report for interview at the venues scheduled for their respective Zones of origin for proper identification. Two sets of the Printed Completed application forms are usually submitted at the various interview centres with the following attachments: Two sets of Photocopies of Educational Certificates and Testimonials of previous schools attended with the originals for sighting; One certificate is accepted i.e WAEC of May/June only; Statement of results must be confirmed by WAEC and forwarded to the Director/Secretary, Federal Scholarship Board, Abuja; Two copies of Birth certificate State of Origin/LGA certificate duly signed, stamped and dated; Four (4) passport sized coloured photographs on white background; Academic transcripts and NYSC certificates will be required from applicants for Postgraduate Studies. 2016/2017 BEA Interview Venues and Dates from 7th – 10th March, 2016 S/ N Zone Venue Monday 7th March Tuesday 8th March Wednesday 9th March Thursday 10th March Friday 11th March 1. North- West Dutse Jigawa Sokoto and Zamfara Kano and Kebbi State Kaduna and Katsina States Jigawa State Collation of ResultsCollation of Results 2 North- East FCG, Yola Borno and Yobe States Bauchi and Gombe States Taraba State Adamawa State Collation of Results 3 North Central Govt. College Maduguri Kwara State and FCT Niger and Plateau States Kogi and Nasarawa States Benue State Collation of Results 4 South- West Abeokuta Grammar School Ondo and Oyo States Lagos and Osun States Ekiti State Ogun State Ogun State Collation of Results 5 South- South FGGC Calabar Edo and Rivers State Delta and Bayelsa States Akwa Ibom State Cross Rivers Collation of Results 6 South East FSTC Awka Ebonyi and Abia States Imo State Enugu State Anambra State Collation of Results Note Candidates nominated and finally selected by the awarding BEA countries will be required to submit to Federal Scholarship Board the following: Photocopies of Authenticated academic certificates; Data page of current International passport, and Specified Medical Reports & Police clearance certificate. Interview Time 9:00am Daily Method of ApplicationInterested and qualified candidates should: Click Here to view the guidelines and then complete the Application Form online Print the completed Application form Submit two set of the printed Application form at the venue of the interview as scheduled above Note BEA processing does not attract any processing fee. Therefore, beware of fraudsters! Double Entries will be disqualified
Important Notice To Students of Al- Hikmah University Important Notice To Students of Al-Hikmah University This is a notice for all Students of Al-Hikmah University. This is to notify all students of Al- Hikmah University that a new template has been designed for the reporting and processing of missing results. Students of Al-Hikmah University whose results are missing should make a report in writing within one (1) week to their Heads of Departments for immediate processing. It is important to inform Students of Al-Hikmah University that under no condition will requests outside this deadline will be acceded to. You should therefore, seize this opportunity to solve any problem regarding missing results. ABOUT AL-HIKMAH AL-HIKMAH UNIVERSITY, ILORIN- NIGERIA was established in 2005 by the Abdur- Raheem Oladimeji Islamic Foundation (AROIF) , Nigeria. The University came into existence via the granting of License to operate as a Conventional Private University by the Federal Government of Nigeria License No. 010 on 7th January, 2005. It commenced academic activities during the 2005/2006 academic session with 70 students spreading across the three (3) take-off Colleges: Humanities, Management Sciences and Natural Sciences. By the beginning of the 2012/2013 academic session, Al-Hikmah University could showcase four (4) colleges with the addition of College of Education to the previous colleges. By that time, the population of students was about three thousand (3000). Al-Hikmah University stands out among Nigerian universities as a private conventional university with a well-articulated mission of promoting both academic and moral excellence for the good of the Nigerian nation in particular and for furthering the course of humanity in general. The overall goal of the University is summed up in its motto: “Learning for Wisdom and Morality”. The curriculum of our Noble Institution is geared towards promoting academic excellence and also ensuring moral and spiritual uprightness of our youths, most especially in the face of the imposing vicious challenges posed to humanity at large at the wake of the 21st Century. Not only this, we are poised to contribute to the economic growth of the nation through offering employment opportunities to all, irrespective of political, social, religious, gender, racial or ethnic affiliations. From its inception to date, the institution has continued to grow and develop in its quantity and quality of human, physical and material resources. Like a Trojan horse, we began our race with calculated trotting steps. But with the vision and mission statements of the University as our propelling force at heart, we have galloped into full speed of launching scholarship with a uniqueness of some sort. Of course, we realize that we are far from being there, but at least we beat our chest and thank Allah Ta’ala that we have not derailed from our set course and goals. Twice, we have turned out crop of students, who have been baked and steeped in the Al- Hikmah rigorous academic tradition. Those students have satisfied and fulfilled the academic and moral requirements upon which the awards of this university are based. They are the worthy ambassadors of this noble citadel of learning. This we can say without mincing words, that the curriculum of the school is erected on the tenets and cornerstones of Islamic philosophy, which is rare to come by in contemporary institutions of higher learning, especially in Nigeria.
In what appears to be the shocker of the year, a retired northern military officer, Colonel Hassan Sabo has voiced a plot to massacre Niger Deltans using Obasanjo’s crime against humanity, the worthless Odi example. ALSO READ: Nnamdi Kanu: The Battle Inside Court Over Kanu’s Bail Application. Rtd Col. Hassan Sabo threatened to level communities in the Niger Delta just as former President Obasanjo leveled Odi in Bayelsa state. Sabo made the threat on live television during Channels TV Programme ‘Sunrise Daily’ while reacting to renewed bombing of oil pipelines. He said, “If I have my way, the Obasanjo leveling of Odi will take place in some of these Niger Delta communities if they don’t fish out those boys” ALSO READ: Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu Lecturing Nigerian Senior Prison Officer On How To Handcuff An Accused Person (Video). “Niger Delta communities should hand in the criminals else they should be dealt the Odi treatment”
FUNAAB School Fees Schedule And Payment Procedure 2016 FUNAAB School Fees Schedule And Payment Procedure 2016 This is to bring to your notice FUNAAB School Fees Schedule. The management of Federal University Of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB) has released the school fees schedule as well as the payment procedure for 2015/2016 academic session. The beak down and details are contained in the pdf document below; The management of Federal University Of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB) has released the school fees schedule as well as the payment procedure for 2015/2016 academic session. The break down and details of the FUNAAB School Fees Schedule are contained in the pdf document below; CLICK HERE Returning Students All returning students have their password to access the portal; in case of forgotten password, visit www.portal.unaab.edu.ng click RESET PASSWORD. A new password will be sent to any of your registered email. 1. Visit www.portal.unaab.edu.ng 2. Click on Student Fees Invoice /Payment 3. In the login page that is displayed: Input your password in the mail as password and Matric number as username. 4. Read the instruction page that is displayed and click on ‘Proceed’ to continue. 5. Create your Invoice: either print to take to bank or pay online with his/her debit card. SCHEDULE OF FEES 100 Level 200 Level 300 Level and Above charge Amount Processing Colleges Amount Processing COLBIO 32000 1100 20,250.00 800.00 18250 750 COLPHYS 32000 1100 20,250.00 800.00 18250 750 COLAMRUD 32000 1100 20,250.00 800.00 18250 750 COLFHEC 32000 1100 20,250.00 800.00 18250 750 COLEM 32000 1100 20,250.00 800.00 18250 750 COLPLANT 32000 1100 20,250.00 800.00 18250 750 COLANIM 32000 1100 20,250.00 800.00 18250 750 COLMAS 32000 1100 20,250.00 800.00 18250 750 COLENG 42000 1350 30,250.00 1,050.00 28250 1000 COLVET 42000 1350 30,250.00 1,050.00 28250 1000 charge Amount Processing