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.”

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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.

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. 

ASUU Commence Indefinite Strike Nationwide

More updates coming soon.

ASUU Threatens Indefinite Strike

Sequel to the Academic Staff Union of Universities’ grievance on the failure of the federal government fulfil her 2009 agreement and 2013 memorandum of understanding(MoU), an indefinte strike has been assumed due to the nationwide referendum conducted on August 10,2017.

 The result of the referendum conducted in University of Ibadan shows that majority of the staffs are in support of the indefinite strike. In a discussion with the Vice Chancellor, Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka, about the looming strike, he said,
    “Branches of ASUU Nationwide apparently conducted a referendum yesterday on some of their outstanding grievances with the Federal Government. I learnt that in UI, majority voted overwhelmingly for a comprehensive, total and indefinite strike. ASUU National EXCO will meet over the weekend to collate the ballots from various branches. We pray for a divine intervention as it seems that’s the only thing now that can still possibly prevent a complete shutdown of the various campuses as from next week. We have our fingers crossed”.
The academic calendar of the institution for the 2016/2017 session has also been affected in advance with the looming strike action.  The Vice chancellor expressed his displeasure against the forces that seem unstoppable. He plaintively responded that students would bear the brunt if such happens by going back home.
    “We don’t know as yet. I just want my boys and girls in Pharmacy to be allowed to complete their First Semester Exams. Obviously, if there is an indefinite strike, Students would bear the brunt by going back home while the already truncated calendar is thrown into a further state of disequilibrium. This hurts me personally but what can one do.”

 Most students of the University of Ibadan are of the opinion that there shouldn’t be any strike action because of the effect on the school calendar. 

Glo Declares Free Data Day

Nigerian telecommunication giant, Globacom has declared Friday, 11th August 2017, as the first Free Data Day on its network.

According to a  statement from the telecommunications, this is keeping up with the company’s promise of the Free Data Day package which was launched recently, adding that eligible subscribers will get 200 MB free data to enjoy a free day of FREE browsing, chatting, streaming, downloading, uploading and lots more.

Glo subscriber should use 100MB plus N150 on voice calls or N250 on voice calls to qualify for the data largesse.

At the launch of the product, Globacom explained that it is open to all prepaid subscribers, adding that Free Data Day gives Glo customers free data for one whole day when they meet the voice and/or data usage threshold within seven days.

29 Born Again Christians Returned WAEC Certificates

Twenty-nine born again Christians have returned their certificates to the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) for engaging in examination malpractice when they sat for the exams.

The examination body in a statement released after its 62nd National Examination Committee meeting recently, said that among the 29 certificates that were returned by the born again Christians, includes one that was issued 33 years ago (1984) and another one that was issued 32 years ago (1985).
A breakdown showed that four certificates each were returned by born again Christians who on their own confessed that they cheated while sitting for their exams between 2011 and 2013.
Others include three that sat for the examinations in 2000, 2004, 2008, two each in 1992 and 2003 while one certificate each was returned by born again Christians who sat for the examination in 1984, 1985, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006 and 2012.

LIFE

LIFE…
LIFE is beautiful
As beautiful as diamond
Diamond, a treasure dug out of dirt 
Dirt, a word attached to penury
Penury, a name for low life
Low life, an unpredictable situation
Situation, a dicey condition
Condition, dilemma of mission
Mission, package of determination
Determination, the road of actualization
Actualization, the birth of vision
Vision, the hope of commission
Life…
As priceless as diamond
Live, laugh, and love

UI ANNOUNCES NEW RESUMPTION DATE


Information reaching us from a reliable source has stated that the University of Ibadan is set to resume July 2 and examinations will commence two days after, July 4.

It should be  recallled that University Ibadan shut down activities against undergraduates students on May 29, following a declaration by the Vice Chancellor, on behalf of the Senate, after the students, led by the suspended Students’ Union President, Mr. Ojo Aderemi, held a peaceful protest outside the gate of the University.

URGENT NOTICE TO JAMB CANDIDATES

Did you write the 2017/2018 JAMB? 

You need to know the cut-off mark for your choice of institution.

Unilorin cut off mark for JAMB – 180 (Please take into consideration that the cut off mark may differ depending on the university course)

University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) JAMB cut off mark – 180

University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) JAMB cut off mark – 180

University of Uyo (UNIUYO) JAMB cut off mark – 180

UNN cut off mark for JAMB – 180

Yabatech JAMB cut off mark JAMB cut off mark – 150

Yobe State University (YSU) JAMB cut off mark – 180

Akwa-Ibom State University (AKSU) JAMB cut off mark – 180

Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education JAMB cut off mark – 180

Anambra State University Uli (ANSU) JAMB cut off mark – 180

Auchi Polytechnic JAMB cut off mark – 150

Benson Idahosa University JAMB cut off mark – 180

Bauchi State University JAMB cut off mark – 180

Bells University of Technology JAMB cut off mark – 180

Bowen University JAMB cut off mark – 170

Benue State University JAMB cut off mark – 180

Bayero University Kano JAMB cut off mark – 180

Covenant University cut off mark for JAMB – 180

Cross River University (CRUTECH) JAMB cut off mark – 180

Delta State University, Abraka (DELSU) JAMB cut off mark – 180

Dental School Enugu JAMB cut off mark – 150

Ebonyi State University (EBSU) JAMB cut off mark – 180

Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti (EKSU) JAMB cut off mark – 180

Enugu State University of Science Technology (ESUT) JAMB cut off mark – 180

Federal Polytechnic Nekede JAMB cut off mark – 150

Federal Polytechnic Ado-Ekiti JAMB cut off mark – 170

Federal Polytechnic (Bida) JAMB cut off mark – 150

Federal Poly Ede JAMB cut off mark – 150

Federal Polytechnic Idah JAMB cut off mark – 150

Federal Polytechnic Ilaro JAMB cut off mark – 150

Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa JAMB cut off mark – 150

Federal Polytechnic Offa JAMB cut off mark – 150

Federal Polytechnic Oko JAMB cut off mark – 150

Federal University of Agric Makurdi JAMB cut off mark – 180

Federal University Dutse JAMB cut off mark – 180

Federal University Dutsin-Ma JAMB cut off mark – 180

Federal University Kashere JAMB cut off mark – 180

Federal University Lafia JAMB cut off mark – 180

Federal University Lokoja JAMB cut off mark – 180

Federal University Ndufu-Alike JAMB cut off mark – 180

Federal University Otuoke JAMB cut off mark – 180

Federal University Oye-Ekiti JAMB cut off mark – 180

Federal University of Petroleum Resources JAMB cut off mark – 180

Federal University of Technology Akure JAMB cut off mark – 200

Federal University of Technology Owerri JAMB cut off mark – 180

Federal University Wukari JAMB cut off mark – 180

Gombe State University JAMB cut off mark – 180

Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University JAMB cut off mark – 180

Imo State Polytechnic JAMB cut off mark – 150

Imo State University JAMB cut off mark – 180

Institute of Management and Technology JAMB cut off mark – 150

Kaduna Polytechnic JAMB cut off mark – 150

Kaduna State University JAMB cut off mark – 180

Kogi state polytechnic JAMB cut off mark – 150

Kogi State University JAMB cut off mark – 180

Kebbi State University of Science and Technology JAMB cut off mark – 180

Kano University of Science and Technology JAMB cut off mark – 180

Kwara State Polytechnic Ilorin JAMB cut off mark – 150

Kwara State University JAMB cut off mark – 180

Lagos Polytechnic JAMB cut off mark – 150

Lagos State University JAMB cut off mark – 180

Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH) JAMB cut off mark – 200

Modibbo Adama University of Technology (MAUTECH) JAMB cut off mark – 180

Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike JAMB cut off mark – 180

Nasarawa State University, Keffi JAMB cut off mark – 180

Nnamdi Azikiwe University (NAU/UNIZIK) JAMB cut off mark – 180

Obafemi Awolowo University JAMB cut off mark – 200

Olabisi Onabanjo University OOU JAMB cut off mark – 180

Ondo State University of Science and Technology (OSUSTECH) JAMB cut off mark – 180

Osun State University (UNIOSUN) JAMB cut off mark – 180 (Economics, Accounting, Law, and Political Science – 200)

Polytechnic Ibadan JAMB cut off mark – 150

Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) JAMB cut off mark – 180

TAI Solarin University of Education (TASUED) JAMB cut off mark – 180

Umaru Musa Yaradua University JAMB cut off mark – 180

Usman Danfodio University Sokoto UDUSOK JAMB cut off mark – 180

The University of Abuja JAMB cut off mark – 180

Uniben cut off mark for JAMB  cut off mark – 200

The University of Calabar JAMB cut off mark – 180

The University of Ibadan cut off mark for JAMB – 200

Unilag JAMB cut off mark for all courses – 200