UI FIX POST-UTME DATES


SPECIAL RELEASE

Candidates who could not find their names on the Admission Portal
This is to inform candidates who could not find their names on the Admission Portal during the login exercise to kindly check their names in the list that is now available online to login. They should follow the instructions on the admission portal to submit their bio-data.
Candidates who changed course
This is also to inform candidates who changed course to login to the Admission Portal, update their O’level subjects and print out a new copy of ‘Evidence of Completion of Bio-data Form’.
The portal will close on Wednesday, 11 October, 2017.

SPECIAL NOTICE TO UI UTME APPLICANTS

Post-UTME Test Date
Please, be informed that the post-UTME test for those who have successfully completed their biodata on the website of the University of Ibadan will be coming up ON FRIDAY 20 AND SATURDAY 21 OCTOBER 2017. You will receive further information soon.

Thank you.
O. I. Olukoya, MNIM, FPA
Registrar
https://www.admissions.ui.edu.ng/#/

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Two FRSC Officials Stabbed By A Reckless Driver


According to Daily post, a commercial driver identified as Donatus, stabbed two FRSC officials in Otukpo on Tuesday, after been pulled over for reckless driving.

Donatus, who was travelling from Okigwe in Enugu to Lafia in Nasarawa State with a blue Toyota Primera, was halted by the FRSC officials, who seized his license and vehicle particulars for reckless driving. 

However, in an attempt to escape, he repeatedly stabbed the two officers that approached him and drove off. He was later traced and arrested by members of a local vigilante group alongside some officers of FRSC Otukpo branch. 

He was then handed over to the police with two daggers found on him. Speaking, Donatus said he didn’t plan to kill the officers. 

“I was only trying to catch up and return to Okigwe as soon as possible because I am supposed to pay up a loan I took sometimes ago in order to avoid my car from being impounded.

It was what I used as collateral. I was only angry and trying to protect myself,” the driver claimed. It was gathered that the two officers are receiving treatment at undisclosed hospital in the area

SSANU,NASU, NAAT DECLARE INDEFINITE STRIKE

A fresh trouble has steer up in Nigeria as the major non-teaching staff unions of Nigerian public universities have resolved to embark on an indefinite strike from September 11.
The Joint Action Committee, JAC, of Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU; Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities, NASU; and the National Association of Academic Technologists, NAAT, announced the strike on Wednesday.
At a press conference in Abuja, the chairman of JAC who is also the President of SSANU, Samson Ugwoke, explained reasons for their decisions.
Mr. Ugwoke said the nationwide strike would be total and comprehensive.
“During the strike, there shall be no provision of services, no matter how skeletal. Concessions shall not be granted while all our members are to stay at home till further notice, unless as directed by JAC through their respective presidents,” he said.

 

 

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Pastor Adeboye Pleads With FG Over Asuu Strike, Tell Union To Be Considerate


The General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor E. A Adeboye, has urged the Federal Government (FG) and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to resolve the ongoing impasse without delay.

He said in a report by the Guardian that the industrial action embarked upon by ASUU was caused by governments’ failure to address their demands, adding that the more the strike was prolonged, the more the economy and the development of the country suffer.

He said this yesterday at the monthly thanksgiving service, where he celebrated the 50 years anniversary of his marriage with prayers for families and the unmarried at RCCG’s headquarters in Ebute-Metta, Lagos.

Adeboye, who spoke through the Assistant General Overseer, Administration and Personnel, Pastor Johnson Odesola, said that the need for the Federal Government and ASUU to reach a consensus immediately becomes very crucial because education was the livewire of every successful country.

He added that the students were not only at the receiving end but also that the future of the country was at stake if the strike was allowed to continue.

“Higher institutions of learning are the citadels where learning takes place to bring development to any country. Therefore, continuous strike will only continue to aggravate the chaos that would eventually lead to retrogression in the economy.

“I, therefore,  plead with the Federal Government to realise that education is the live wire of this country and to the best of its ability, accede to the demands of ASUU, while the union should be considerate with its demands knowing the present state of the country’s economy”, he said.

Serena Williams Welcomes Baby Girl

Tennis superstar Serena Williams, who is engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian gave birth to a baby girl on Friday, US media reported, prompting an outpouring of delight from fellow professionals, celebrities and fans of the sporting icon.

Williams, who will turn 36 later this month, was admitted to the St Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida on Wednesday before going into labor overnight.

Her elder sister, Venus Williams described herself as “super excited” after being informed of the reports concerning the baby as she walked on to the court for her third-round match at the US Open in New York.

She reveived an avalanche of congratulations from well-wishers.

Pop goddess Beyonce took to Instagram to send her message, posting a portrait of a pregnant Williams in a flowing white gown with the message: “Congratulations Serena!”

Williams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou added on Twitter: “Congratulations @SerenaWilliams for your baby girl. I am so happy for you and I feel your emotion. Recover well & enjoy without limitation.”
US tennis legend Chris Evert meanwhile chimed: “I’m so thrilled for her. And what a role model she’s going to be for her daughter.”

Universities Should Be Privatised–Ben Murray-Bruce

Senator Ben Murray-Bruce has called for the privatisation of university education in Nigeria.
During his address at the 4th NIPR Stakeholders’ Conference with the theme, “Media, Communication and the Challenge of Quality Education for National Development”, held in Lagos on Tuesday August 29, 2017, Murray-Bruce said privatisation of universities in the country will help address the challenges of low capacity of institutions to admit young high school graduates in Nigeria. He said with over one million students writing UTME every year, very few were able to gain admission due to limited capacity of the institutions to take more students. He noted that most of the students always ended up schooling in neighboring countries’ such as Mali, Ghana, Cameroon and so on.
In a report by WorldStage Newsonline, the Senator stated that “the entire education sector should be privatised. Let government give scholarship to those that need it. Government has no business in running university.”
Speaking further on the need for privatisation of the university education, he said an institution such as the University of Lagos should be privatised for it to establish campuses in other part of the country to admit more young Nigerians who are seriously in need of quality university education.
He called on the media to stop running the nation down with fake stories which according to him, is not helping the image of the country.
He said Nigerian media must project the country positively to enhance its reputation outside the country.
“Almost every media organization has an agenda. For example, when something negative happens in Nigeria, CNN, BBC, RFI and SABC will cover it. But when something positive happens, they will either not cover it or they will cover it in such a way that you will hardly notice,” Senator Murray-Bruse stated.
The Chairman and Founder, Chrisland Group of Schools, High Chief Winifred Awosika who described education as the bedrock for any nation’s development said no nation paying lip service to quality education will survive in the 21st century.
The Chrisland boss said the level of education in the country was disheartened in spite of the advancement in technology all around the world. She identified inadequate funding, lack professional and quality educators, inadequate teaching facilities and remuneration and poor working conditions as some of the challenges facing the development of sector.
According to her, “I want to emphasize on the importance of quality assurance, where efforts must be made to ensure quality in every aspects: the environment, facilities, curriculum and manpower.”
She urged government to encourage owners of private schools by coming up with policies that can assist and not stifle them.

Charly Boy Calls For Alison Madueke’s Repatriation


Charly boy and his group marched down to EFCC head quarters to request for Alison Madueke’s repatriation. 
It should be recalled that he also led a #resumeorresign campaign when President Muhammad Buhari was in London for medical treatment. 
He emphatically stated that Nigeria n’s are no longer docile as people are becoming wise everyday.  He mentioned that the ill treatment of Alison Madueke is uncalled for and for this reason, she need to return to her country. 
Alison Madueke, former minster for petroleum who is battling with cancer and under a severe investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. 

Several of her properties have been seized and huge sum of money forfeited.

6 Children Rescued From Alleged Human Trafficker

The Ogun State Police Command has paraded a suspected human trafficker, Paul Aganla, who was arrested on 26th August at Isiu, in Owode -Egba area of the state. 

The state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, disclosed this on Monday. He said Aganla, a native of Ogoja, Cross River State, was caught with six children whose ages ranged between 7 and 13, who were said to have been brought from Cross River State to Abeokuta to be engage in child labour. 

The names of the rescued children were given as Promise Augustine, Elijah Emmanuel, Moses, Kariel, Victor Daniel, Glory Emmanuel and Felicia Owu.

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PHOTOS: Senator Dino Melaye rocks the beat at Nottinghill Carnival

Up rising music artiste, Senator Dino Melaye rocks his ‘Ajekun Iya’ song at the Nottinghill carnival. 

One Killed, Several Injured In Uyo

One person has been killed and several others injured as the police opened fire on people scrambling for money scattered in the streets of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, by armed robbers on Wednesday.

The robbers had attacked a vehicle occupants were said to have withdrawn a huge sum of money from a bank and were heading to government House Uyo. The state police command has confirmed the incident.