Thursday, 18 December 3000

Great opportunity for your success is here!

by Igwe Henry  |  in Jobs at  12:29

 Great opportunity for your success is here! be positive and achieve your desires while showing love.

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      -Do you want to touch the lives of the less privileged?
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Friday, 15 January 2016

NUC Announces Overall Best University In Nigeria

by Igwe Henry  |  at  22:36
The Nigerian Universities Commission(NUC) has namedUniversity of Ibadan as the best among second generation Universities in the country in 2015.

University of Jos and University of Ilorin also made the list, The Nation reports.

A statement signed by Abdullahi Abdullahi, Principal Officer Assistant Registrar, Information and Publication of the university, noted that: “The second generation Universities are the 12 universities established between 1970 and 1985 to meet the increasing need for university education in Nigeria especially in the area of Science and Technology.”

Abduallhi said: “University of Jos was however ranked 7th in the overall ranking of all Federal, State and Private Universities in Nigeria.”

Covenant University was also named as the best private University in Nigeria.

UNIJOS Vice Chancellor, described the ranking as clear recognition of the enormous work being done in the university.

“It was encouraging that the university was being appreciated for the impact it is creating towards human capital development in the country, noting that the ranking was consistent with the University’s global rating.

“If not for some challenges, the University could have achieved greater success. I enjoin all stakeholders to rally round towards ensuring that the University achieves its full potential,” he said.


JAMB 2016 Registration Closing Date - Extended [see New Date]

by Igwe Henry  |  at  22:27
The closing date for the registration of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) as announced by JAMB, has been extended till 31st January.

We therefore wish to advise all Myschoolers who are yet to purchase their 2016 UTME forms to do so on or before January 31st, 2016.

This also extends to candidates who are still waiting for supplementary or additional list of their choice schools for the 2015/2016 admission year to be released.

It is always a bad idea to have all your eggs in one basket. There is no 100% guarantee that your name will appear on the list even if the school eventually releases it.

To be on a safe side, get the JAMB form before it expires. That way, even if you miss the 2015/2016 admission, you will still stand a chance in the 2016/2017 session.

Also remember the examination is expected to commence February 29th 2016 (all things being equal)

Thursday, 7 January 2016

Boko Haram Kill Seven In Suicide Attack, Raid

by Igwe Henry  |  at  08:18
Boko Haram gunmen have mounted their first attacks since Nigeria’s government declared the Islamist group “technically” defeated, killing seven people in a raid and suicide bombing, residents told AFP Wednesday.
The attacks happened on Tuesday in the northeastern state of Borno, near the group’s Sambisa Forest hideout, where the army is looking to flush out remnants of the rebel group.
President Muhammadu Buhari, who has made crushing the rebellion a priority, in December said a sustained counter-offensive had reduced the group’s ability to strike effectively.
The first attack happened in Izgeki village, said one resident, who gave his name as Isyaku, from the town of Mubi in neighbouring Adamawa state.
“I received information from my relatives who fled the attack… that some Boko Haram gunmen on bicycles attacked Izgeki across the river from Izghe on Tuesday morning where they killed two people.
“The attack forced villagers to cross the river into Izghe. The gunmen pursued them. One of them who had a suicide belt on him blew himself up near the market, killing five people.”
Izghe was previously attacked in February 2014 where more than 100 people were killed as the rebels torched homes, opened fire and set off explosives.
Thousands of residents fled the attack into Adamawa towards the town of Madagali and elsewhere but following the army’s recapture of territory, some managed to return and begin reconstruction.
Izghe is in the district of Gwoza, which Boko Haram captured in August 2014 and which the group’s shadowy leader Abubakar Shekau declared the centre of its self-styled caliphate.
Ayuba Chibok, an elder in the town of the same name, said there was also an attack in the nearby village of Nchiha at about 10:00 pm (2100 GMT) on Tuesday.
“Luckily no-one was hurt but they (Boko Haram gunmen) looted food and burnt a large part of the village,” he added. Residents managed to flee.
Boko Haram kidnapped some 276 girls from their school in Chibok in April 2014 in a daring raid that captured world attention. Fifty seven escaped soon afterwards but 219 are still being held.
Buhari set his military commanders a deadline to end the insurgency by December 31, after six years of fighting that have left at least 17,000 dead and made more than 2.6 million homeless.
AFP reporting of attacks indicated at least 1,624 people were killed since Buhari was sworn in as president on May 29 to the end of 2015.
The wisdom of setting a time limit, however, has been questioned with Boko Haram still conducting suicide and bomb attacks against civilian targets in towns and cities across the northeast.
Continued raids on remote rural villages have been seen as a sign the group’s supply lines have been cut.
On December 24, Buhari said in an interview the Islamic State group affiliate was now unable to mount effective “conventional attacks”.
“I think technically we have won the war because people are going back into their neighbourhoods,” the former army general and military ruler told the BBC.
Jacob Zenn, an Africa security analyst at the Jamestown Foundation in Washington, said Buhari’s strategy was working but warned the group was not defeated.
“Even if the Islamists appear to be on the back foot in Nigeria, this does not mean permanent defeat,” he wrote on the African Arguments website on Tuesday.
“Boko Haram may go into hiding like it did after the State of Emergency offensive in 2013 in anticipation that the security forces will let down their guard over time…
“The threat from Boko Haram has ebbed and flowed in the past five years and while Boko Haram is now on the downturn, the military group may have new tactics and strategies as well as a plan to return stronger than before.
“Nigeria’s security forces will need to anticipate this.”

2,000 Visafone Workers Fired As MTN Completes Acquisition

by Igwe Henry  |  at  04:17
Feelers emerged on Wednesday that Visafone was winding down operations and had sacked more than 83 per cent of its workers as part of its acquisition by the MTN Nigeria.
Our correspondent gathered that over 2,000 employees were disengaged with effect from January 5, 2016, and were paid three months’ salaries as severance package.
The only categories of employees said to be left were those in the personnel and transmission departments.
One of the affected workers, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told our correspondent that the sacking came as a surprise to many of them.
“We learnt that the management would downsize, but we were told that that would be later in 2016. It is, however, surprising that they are sending majority of us away so early in the year. Though they paid three months’ severance benefits, but should it be this way?
“Some of us have put in five to 10 years of our lives in keeping the business going, but see what we are getting now. It is well.”
A senior management employee at Visafone confirmed the sacking, but was quick to refer media enquiries to MTN because he was not authorised to speak on the deal.
When contacted, MTN Nigeria neither denied nor confirmed the deal, but said the management was already working on a statement that would be made available to journalists later in the day or today (Thursday).
As of the time of filing this report, our correspondent had yet to obtain the statement.
Reliable sources stated that the MTN would have completed the acquisition of Visafone, the only surviving Code Division Multiple Access operator in the country, before the end of 2015, but for the N1.04tn fine slammed on it by the Nigerian Communications Commission.
Our correspondent gathered that the challenges in the nation’s economy had also frustrated plans by the MTN to absorb at least 50 per cent of the sacked Visafone workers and because “it wants to reduce its exposure in Nigeria.”

Nigerians React To Demolition Of Oshodi Market

by Igwe Henry  |  at  01:30
Nigerians on social media expressed mixed reactions concerning the demolition exercise carried out by the Lagos state government. While some saw it as a necessary development in the actualisation of a mega city, other saw it as largely targeted at people of a particular region of the country.

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Monday, 4 January 2016

OPINION: President Buhari's Media Chat & Words Of A Tyrant By Femi Fani-Kayode

by Igwe Henry  |  in Politics and life at  18:05

Mr. President, you will recall that I wrote you an open letter on December 28th, 2015 which I sincerely hope that you found most gratifying, illuminating and helpful. That was two days before your Presidential media chat which took place on December 30th. I hereby humbly crave your indulgence to add an addendum to that open letter. That is what this contribution represents. I hope and pray that this second letter, which will be the last, will further enlighten you and impart a little more wise counsel to you that will result in assisting you to properly appreciate the complexities of our times.

My Husband Will Continue Biafra Course If Released, Kanu’s Wife Declares

by Igwe Henry  |  in Politics and life at  18:03
Uchechi Okwu-Kanu, the wife of the controversial director of Radio Biafra, has declared that her husband will not relent in his agitation for the Independence of Biafra states if eventually released.
Kanu’s wife who spoke on what prompted the idea as championed by her husband in an interview with the IBTimes UK, believes her husband who has been in the custody of the DSS after his arrest on October 25 is a prisoner of conscience.

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