Saturday, 12 August 2017

UPDATE: ASUU To Decide On Nation Wide Strike This Weekend
UPDATE: ASUU To Decide On Nation Wide Strike This Weekend

There is a report reaching us stating that the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, [ASUU] will hold a crucial meeting this weekend to determine if the union will proceed on a nation wide strike action.

ASUU had earlier asked all its branches in the various universities to conduct referendum of members to decide whether or not a nationwide strike should be held over its demands.

The final decision on the strike is expected to be made after a review of the referendum conducted by the chapters.

An earlier deadline given by ASUU to the federal government to meet its demands ended today (Friday).

The scheduled meeting where ASUU will take its final decision starts today (Friday) and ends on Sunday (August 13) in Abuja.


ASUU major demands include issues concerning the welfare of members as well as funding of universities among others. The Union and the federal government have been negotiating these demands since November 2016.

Thursday, 27 July 2017

GOODNEWS: UNICAL Vice Chancellor Zana Wins Best VC Award
GOODNEWS: UNICAL Vice Chancellor Zana Wins Best VC Award

Report reaching us has it that the Vice Chancellor (VC) of the University of Calabar, Calabar (Unical), Prof. Zana Akapgu has been awarded “Best Performing” VC in Nigeria in the last one year by a London based news platform, ‘The Nigerian’ and the ‘Nigeria Print Journalism Magazine’.

It was gathered that the Vice Chancellor was selected after a critical evaluation of his achievements since he assumed office.

The VC is to be conferred with the award of the “Best Education Leadership Icon” on August 25th in London, United Kingdom.

The award was in recognition of the VC’s “immense contributions to educational development and nation building through transparent and inclusive leadership at the University of Calabar”.

Monday, 24 July 2017

UPDATES: Abia Emerges Best In WAEC 2017 May/June Results - See The Top Ten States
UPDATES: Abia Emerges Best In WAEC 2017 May/June Results - See The Top Ten States
Report has emerged that Abia State recorded the best performance in the recently released 2017 WAEC May/June SCCE results.

According to the report, Abia State presented 51,839 candidates for 2017 May/June WASSCE. 81.54% of the candidates obtained five credits with English Language and Mathematics which made the state the best in terms of performance.

Rivers, Edo, Imo, Bayelsa finished second, third, fourth and fifth respectively behind Abia.

Anambra, Lagos, Taraba, Enugu and Delta occupied the sixth to tenth position in that order.

While it can be said that the South South and South East States dominated the top ten, it can be said also that Taraba State recorded a major improvement in their students’ performance, rising from 21st position last year to 8th position this year.


Monday, 17 July 2017

Buying Your Direct Entry Form Just Got More Easier!!!
 It has become much easier for prospective candidates seeking admission into various universities across the country to purchase their JAMB Direct Entry forms.

Now, by simply using Remita, the electronic payment solution, they can buy their Direct Entry form from the comfort of their mobile phone or any other internet-enabled device. And as soon as such payments are made, their pin is instantly delivered to their registered email address.

No more waste of precious time on long queues or waiting till the next working day because the banks have closed, or because it?s a weekend or a public holiday! With Remita available round-the-clock, even after working hours, weekends and public holidays, they can pay for their forms at any time and from anywhere, especially with the Remita mobile app on their phone.

Thousands of prospective DE candidates are already enjoying this ease. What are you waiting for?

HOW TO PURCHASE JAMB DIRECT ENTRY FORM USING REMITA.NET
1.Visit www.jamb.org.ng/efacility and login with your email or sign up
2.Under "Sales of Form", click "Direct Entry"
3.Click "Pay With Remita" and Continue to payment
4.Pay easily with any of the options below:

  • Download Remita mobile App, select 'Do More' to 'Pay RRR invoice' directly from your bank account or with your Debit Card.
  • Internet Banking of select Banks
  • Your VISA or MASTERCARD
  • Process your RRR at any Bank Branch

5.After payment, your PIN will be sent to your JAMB profile email address.

For more information, please visit www.remita.net/jamb

Thursday, 13 July 2017

UPDATE: Adam Smith Undergraduate Essay Challenge 2017 – ALOD
UPDATE: Adam Smith Undergraduate Essay Challenge 2017 – ALOD
This is to inform you that African Liberty Organization for Development (ALOD) is inviting entries from suitably qualified candidates for the 2017 Adam Smith Essay Contest.

Description:
  • Adam Smith is one of the traditional anchors of free market and ALOD believes giving young students the dividend to study the position of Smith on the market process is important for a economic education.

Question:
  • Free market is often seen as “anti-equality”, drawing from Adam Smith’s propositions, explain how free-market promotes equal opportunities.

Prizes:
Top 5 essay entries would be awarded a full scholarship to attend our summer camp in Nigeria later in August and other generous prizes.
  • 1st N30,000 & 2 days liberty Camp in Lagos
  • 2nd N20,000 & 2 days liberty Camp in Lagos
  • 3rd N10,000 & 2 days liberty Camp in Lagos
  • 4th– 10th N5,000 each & 2 days liberty Camp in Lagos
  • All qualified entries will receive the NFS CD on “Ideas For A Free Society’”

Guidelines:
  • Maximum of 500words
  • MsWord format only
  • No plagiarism. Only one quote is permitted
  • All entries should be submitted to: essay@alodpolicy.org
  • Open to only undergraduates in Nigeria.

Deadline:
  • Submission deadline July 31, 2017 and result announcement by August 11, 2017

 Relevant Materials :
Email: ibrahim.anoba@alodpolicy.org for questions.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Final Lists Is Out For  Nigerian Air Force Recruitment Exercise [2017] CHECK NOW!!!
Final Lists Is Out For  Nigerian Air Force Recruitment Exercise [2017] CHECK NOW!!!
This is to notify all the candidates that participated in the Nigerian Air Force (NAF)  Zonal Recruitment Exercise conducted nationwide between 23rd February to 16th March, 2017, that the final list for the 2017 recruitment exercise is out.

HOW TO CHECK NIGERIAN AIR FORCE RECRUITMENT FINAL LIST.
The list of successful Batch A and B candidates published online are to resume for training at the Nigerian Air Force Base Kawo Kaduna on Saturday 5 August 2017 and 6 January 2018.     

NAF 2017 FINAL LISTS BATCH [A]

DOWNLOAD BATCH [A] PDF FILE HERE




NAF 2017 FINAL LISTS BATCH [B]
DOWNLOAD BATCH [B] FINAL LISTS HERE

Candidates are to report with the following:

  • Original Credentials (including Bank Verification Number (BVN). 
  • 2 White T Shirts.                      
  • 2 Blue PT Shorts.                    
  • 1 Pair of White Canvas Shoe.                   
  • 3 Pairs of White Socks.                    
  • 3 Pair of National Dress.                            
  • 2 White Shirts.                          
  • 1 Black Tie.                     
  • 2 Black Trousers.                      
  • 3 Pairs of Smart Casuals.  

Wish you the Best in Your training 

Friday, 7 July 2017

Apply for Etisalat Prize for Literature 2018

ABOUT ETISALAT
Etisalat Nigeria is one of the major mobile telecommunications service providers in Nigeria. Established in 2008, the network has since grown in leaps and bounds, and currently holds 15% of the market share with over 15 million subscribers. Etisalat Nigeria consistently demonstrates its core values of – teamwork, integrity, passion for excellence, empowering our people and growing our people as it offers them world-class telecommunications services. Etisalat is also committed to taking its place amongst leading corporate citizens in Nigeria by making wide-impact and sustainable social investments. Etisalat believes that apart from offering a solid platform of technological innovation, sustainable investment is the bedrock of stellar growth and economic stability

ABOUT THE PRIZE
The Etisalat Prize for Literature is the first ever pan-African prize celebrating first time writers of published fiction books. The Prize aims to serve as a platform for the discovery of new creative talent out of the continent and invariably promote the burgeoning publishing industry in Africa.

By recognizing and celebrating writers and other members of the literary community across Africa, Etisalat plans to bring some much needed awareness and acclaim to the art of Fiction writing while also applauding and rewarding the efforts of those who have ventured into this genre in recent times.

At the core of Etisalat’s vision is promoting passion, nurturing talent and providing a platform for communicating ideas, The ‘Etisalat Prize for Literature’ wholly embodies this vision, bringing together celebrated high profile writers, book critics and academics from across the Continent and beyond in order to give credence and honor to ‘home-grown’ talent while also rewarding new entrants and encouraging further participation in this area.

PRIZE PROFILE
The winner receives £15,000, an engraved Montblanc Meisterstück pen, and an Etisalat-sponsored fellowship at the University of East Anglia, where he or she will be mentored by Professor Giles Foden, author of The Last King of Scotland’. The winner and the two runners-up also participate in a multi-city book tour sponsored by Etisalat. Etisalat purchases 1,000 copies of each of the shortlisted titles for distribution to schools, libraries and book clubs across the African continent.

Alongside the Prize for Literature is the Flash Fiction Award, an online-based competition open to all African writers of unpublished short stories of no more than 300 words. The winner of the Flash Fiction Award receives £1,000 and a high-end device, while the two runners-up for the Flash Fiction Award receive £500 each in addition to high-end devices.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTRY
  • Submissions will only be accepted from publishing houses
  • All books entered should have a registered ISBN number or equivalent.
  • Entries by new writers must be published within the last 24 months before submission
  • Entries for fiction books will be submitted by publishers who have published a minimum of three (3) authors.
  • Publisher should have been a registered business (with certificate of incorporation as a publisher) for minimum of three years
  • Each publisher will be allowed to enter a maximum of three (3) books – however books maybe called in by the judges.
  • Each entry will be required to be accompanied by Seven (7) copies of the book being entered along with acceptance of publicity terms.
  • The Etisalat Prize for Literature is not open to employees of any organisation under Emirates Telecommunications Corporation with branded trade name Etisalat.

HOW TO ENTER
Interested and qualified candidates should Fill and Download (Print) an Application form, the application form should be submitted along with seven (7) copies of the published book to the address below:
Etisalat Office, 
6th Floor, Building 2, 
Oriental Office Building 3, 
Lekki Road – Victoria Island, 
Lagos State.


CLOSING DATE
 The closing deadline is 18th September 2017.

Friday, 2 June 2017

NAF 2017/18 Recruitment Supplementary & Reserve List Is Out [Updated] Check Yours Now!


This is to inform all applicants of The Nigeria Air Force (NAF) 2017/2018 recruitment that the supplementary and reserve list of successful shortlisted candidates for interview is out.

All applicant who can not find their names on the 1st to 9th batch can check their names on the supplementary list released by NAF.

The underlisted candidates are hereby invited to attend Nigerian Air   Force 2017 Final Recruitment Interview at the Nigerian Army Peace Keeping Centre Jaji Cantonment Kaduna.  Candidates are to report as indicated below:


  • Supplementary (Group A)  - Saturday 3 June 2017
  • Supplementary (Group B) - Tuesday 6 June 2017
  • Reserve (Group A)  -  Sunday 11 June 2017
  • Reserve (Group B)  - Tuesday 13 June 2017


Candidates are to report with the following:

  • Original of their Credentials.
  • 2 White vests.
  • 2 Blue PT Shorts.
  • 1 Pair of Canvas Shoes.


SUPPLEMENTARY GROUP A: Download Here
RESERVE GROUP A: Download Here

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Group urges Education Minister to reverse VC's suspension
Adamu Adamu, Minister of Education

A coalition of civil society bunches has approached the Education serve, Adamu to invert the suspension of the bad habit Chancellor, Federal University, Dutsinma, Katsina state, Prof Haruna Abdu Kaita. 

The gathering in a letter to the pastor, a duplicate of which was made accessible to correspondents ordered him to examine the procedure through which Prof Kaita was suspended regardless of whether it was in accordance with set up laws. 
Repositioning Education to rev up societal change
Executive Director, Academic Affairs, Meadow Hall Group (MHG), Mr.Ola Opesan (left); former Minister of Education, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili; Executive Director, Business Affairs, MHG, Mr. Charles Imevbore; board member, Meadow Hall Foundation (MHF), Mrs. Rae Onerhime; and Head, Meadow Hall Junior School, Miss Rita Ekpenyong during the MHF’s Education Convention in Lagos<br />

The requirement for the Nigerian education community and concerned partners to sit up and interest for better strategies that will reposition instructing and learning, and furthermore quicken societal change was the primary purpose of talk at the simply finished up Meadow Hall Foundation's training tradition. 
Ambode Launches Educate Lagos, vows to mechanically Advance state
Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Education, Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh (Left); Secretary to the Lagos State Government, Mr. Tunji Bello; co-founders, Kotivu, Mr. Ogho Emore; Mr. Oma Egboh and Managing Director, SystemSpecs Limited, Mr. John Obaro, during the launch of SystemSpecs’ co-sponsored ‘EducateLagos,’ project… recently
To assemble limit and enable Nigerians with the best group of information to drive improvement, the Lagos State government has propelled an advanced library labeled "EducateLagos," which, would give access to learning materials to everybody, especially understudies and analysts. 

Saturday, 6 May 2017