Thursday, 16 March 2017

"I Will Fight To Finish"– Acting EFCC Boss Magu Vows

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has vowed to continue fighting corruption whether he is confirmed head of the anti-graft agency or not.
The Senate on Wednesday rejected the nomination of Magu, anchoring its reason on a report from the Department of State Services (DSS).
Magu was said to have ‘failed integrity test.’
But speaking with members of some civil society organization in Abuja shortly after his rejection, Magu said the rejection had not changed his priority to fight corruption.
Magu said;
 “My priority is to fight corruption. My non-confirmation has not changed anything I will work until the last day whether confirmation or no confirmation,”  
 “The greatest violation against human right is crime against the society and the humanity… everybody has a duty and responsibility to fight corruption, and I also have a responsibility. I assure you that we will fight to finish”,
He said the allegations by the DSS “cannot stand the test of time”, saying;
 “You know, you can’t just raise mere allegations without giving the person opportunity to answer you. There is also the issue of fundamental human right, right of fair hearing," 
 “Up till this time, DSS has not called me, and I am even surprised that the same report is coming back. I doubt the genuineness of that report, but I think we need to identify those who have the interest of this country at heart”,
He said the aim of the anti-graft war was to “recover what has got lost before and protect the future of our children.”
 “We must all wake up, wherever you find yourself, fight corruption, and anytime you discover 

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

N450m fraud: EFCC amends charges against Belgore, joins Madueke

There was a twist on Monday in Lagos in the ongoing trial of Mohammed Belgore (SAN), and a former Minister of National Planning, Prof. Abubakar Sulaiman for alleged N450 million money laundering as the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke, was joined in the suit.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)’s prosecutor had amended the five-count charge and joined Allison-Madueke, as an accused in the case at a Federal High Court, Lagos.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN reports that Allison-Madueke was charged in absentia alongside a one-time governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Belgore and Sulaiman.
Belgore and Sulaiman were first arraigned in February before Justice Mohammed Aikawa on a five-count charge bordering on money laundering.
At the resumed trial of the two accused persons on Monday, the prosecutor, Mr Rotimi Oyedepo, informed the court of an amended charge in which the name of Allison-Madueke had been joined as an accused.
Allison-Madueke was, however, described as being “at large” in the new charge.
Oyedepo then urged the court to allow the amended charge to be read over to Belgore and Sulaiman who were present in court for their pleas to be taken afresh.

The love my daddy has for Nigeria and her people is indescribable – Zahra Buhari-Indimi

President Buhari’s daughter has praised his love, sincerity and passion for Nigeria and her people. Posting a photo of the President walking towards his office to resume work after 50 days vacation, Zahra Buhari-Indimi, wrote:
“#fromthestart. #determination. #sincerity #trust #wholeheartedly #bythe people #forthepeople. The love daddy has for Nigeria and her people, I can’t describe….I can never explain the depth and the passion he speaks with about our dear country.”

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

"President Buhari Is “Over Ready” To Work’ – Vice President Osinbajo Reveals

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is fully fit to perform his duties as president.

The President, who returned home on Friday after 51 days medical vacation in the United Kingdom, was at his desk yesterday.

The Vice President yesterday told reporters after briefing President Buhari, saying;
 “He is very well. We just had a very long meeting where I basically was trying to bring the President up to speed as to some of the things we have done while he was away.. 
 “And he has given a few directives on what we should be doing on so many areas, the Northeast, the budget, the economy, a wide range of issues.” 

On whether the President is ready for work, Osinbajo said: 

 “He held a meeting with me for over an hour where we discussed a wide range of issues, so his readiness for work is not in doubt at all. In fact he is over ready.”

 When asked if he had handed over to Buhari, he replied:

“Oh yes! I’m back to my regular position as vice president.”

 He said the president was reasonably satisfied with the way he handled issues when he was on vacation. On whether more assignments would be delegated to him because of Buhari’s health, he said;

  “The president as you know has always given me several responsibilities. I think what we must recognize is that the way this administration works is that it has always been team work. “Very little is done without the president’s clearance.  
 So, generally speaking even with my constitutional responsibilities, we have full discussions on them, we have full agreements on all of those issues. 
 “It is not necessarily delegation, yes in some cases delegation but by and large practically everything I discuss fully with him and have his endorsement before we are able to go on and do anything at all.” 

Chocolate City Boss, Audu Maikori, Granted Bail

CEO and founder of Chocolate City, Audu Maikori, has been granted bail by a Kaduna magistrate court. 

Maikori was on Monday arraigned over alleged criminal conspiracy and spreading falsehood. 

The music executive and one Simon Joseph were accused of inciting disturbance of public peace through the circulation of fake reports. 

Chief magistrate, Emmanuel Yusuf,  however said his court does not have the jurisdiction to hear the case. 

 Consequently, he granted the accused persons bail in the sum of N100, 000 and one surety each. He adjourned the case to Thursday April 20 for further mention.

God Brought You Back Alive… Why Not Show Mercy To Kalu? - Fayose Tells Buhari

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says it is God who made President Muhammadu Buhari to come back alive after a 49-day medical vacation in the UK.

Speaking with members of his cabinet shortly after he returned to the country on Friday, Buhari said he could not recall being “so sick” in his entire life.

 “I have received I think the best of treatment I could receive. I couldn’t recall being so sick since I was a young man, including the military with its ups and downs. I couldn’t recall when last I had blood transfusion, I couldn’t recall honestly, I can say in my 70 years,” he had said.
In a statement issued on his behalf by Idowu Adelusi, his chief press secretary, Fayose said Buhari received the mercy of God.

He advised the president to also show mercy to Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser, Nnamdi Kalu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), and other Nigerians “suffering illegal and unconstitutional incarceration under your directive”.

 “You have received the mercy and favour of God. You have come back from medical vacation alive. By what people had said and by your own account, it is the mercy and favour of God that have seen you through as well as the prayers of everyone,” he said.
 “It is incumbent on you to now also show mercy. I advise you to show mercy to Nnamdi Kanu and Sambo Dasuki and such other Nigerians that are suffering unjust, punitive, illegal, and unconstitutional incarceration under your directive or administration.

 “Allow all those who have been granted bail by the court to enjoy their bail while their trial continues. This is the right, just, and merciful thing to do. To continue to disdain the court is reckless and unconstitutional. Moreover, it is a sin and it is oppressive.”

Taunting Buhari, Fayose added: “While you were away, peace returned to the Niger Delta, impacting positively on crude oil production and sales. The economy also improved with the appreciation of the Naira. Now that you are back, it will not be right to put the country on the reverse gear again through some pig-headed policies and truculent, militarist posturing.”

He went spiritual, saying God is not happy with the “oppression of the poor by the rich”.

 “God is not happy at the oppression of the poor by the rich and of the weak by the strong,” he said.
“Those of us in authority must not use our God-given powers to oppress the citizens placed under our charge. Only righteousness exalts a nation, Sin is a reproach and God is continually angry with the wicked.
“It is wickedness to refuse to obey court orders and trample upon the constitutional and God-given, fundamental human rights of citizens.”

National Assembly Clerk Slumps And Dies

A National Assembly clerk attached to the House of Representatives committee on agricultural production and services, Mohammed Shuaibu slumped and died on Monday as he walked a staircase at the assembly complex.

Shuaibu was said to have suddenly dropped to the floor around 12pm and was immediately rushed by passers-by to the National Assembly clinic.

It however appeared too late as doctors at the clinic confirmed the national assembly clerk dead on arrival.

 Shuaibu’s remains have been taken to his hometown for burial. Chairman of the House of Representatives committee on agricultural production and services, Hon Mohammed Tahir Monguno (APC, Borno), is quoted by Vanguard to have said that the clerk returned to Abuja from Zaria on Sunday ahead of a meeting of the committee but died few minutes before the meeting.

 Monguno also described Shuaibu as a hard working person who was deployed to the committee about a year ago.

Monday, 13 March 2017


If Buhari is half the man almost everyone thought he was, he would have tendered his resignation and gone on to cater full time to his health. If not for anything but for his love for this great nation.
Osinbajo spoke with State House correspondents shortly after a closed door meeting with the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief John Oyegun, his Special Adviser on Political Matters, Sen. Babafemi and the Special Assistant to the President on Diaspora Matters, Hon. Abike Dabire at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Monday.
Revealing that he had a long telephone conversation with the President…

Pope Francis says church may consider making married men priests

Pope Francis has said that the church may consider ordaining married men who could potentially then work in remote areas facing a shortage of priests.
‘We must think about whether viri probati are a possibility,” Francis said in an interview published on Thursday. He was referring to older, married men who are already involved in church business.
‘Then we have to decide what tasks they can take on, for example in remote communities,’ he said in the interview with German weekly Die Zeit.
Many in the church believe, given the lack of priests in many places, that a new path to ordination should be opened.
They think that in addition to priests who take a vow of celibacy, older, married men with a long commitment to the church could also be considered as priests.

Registration Procedure For FUNAAB Newly Admitted Students

All newly admitted candidates of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) are hereby informed to following the procedures below to complete their registration process.
1. Go to
(i) Fill the acceptance forms;
(ii) Print the completed Acceptance Form;
2. As from March, 13th 2017, proceed to your respective College to see the Examinations and Records Officer for the verification of the entry qualification(s) on which the admission was based. If credentials are found to be in order, the College Schedule Officer will give a Compact Disc (CD).
Print and fill the following registration forms from the CD:
a. 2016/2017 fresher’s clearance form
b. Eligibility/verification form
c. Personal data form
d. Sponsor’s form
e. Declaration against cultism form
f. Verification of certificate form
g. Medical form
If not cleared by Examinations and Records Officer the candidate should be referred to Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) for further necessary actions.
3. Return online to next day(after clearance by the College schedule Officer) to generate prescribed fees invoice.
4. Proceed to any bank accepting REMITA including FUNAAB Microfinance Bank with your prescribed fees Invoice for payment or pay online using debit card or Internet Banking. Collect evidence of payment.
5. Return online to to generate your receipt. Fill your course registration forms online and print.
6. Proceed to your College Accountant to authenticate your receipt.
7. Proceed to the Department with your printed course registration forms for verification, registration and submission.
8. After the clearance and Registration at the Department, return to the Examinations and Records Office with (i)Duly signed and stamped departmental clearance (ii) Receipt for payment of prescribed fees and (iii) Other completed forms itemized in (2) above for endorsement. Thereafter, the College Schedule Officer will issue an Eligibility Certificate to duly cleared and registered students.
9 Other registration formalities at the Student Affairs Unit, the Library and the University Health Centre will run at the same time with the Departmental Registration.
10. Eligibility Certificate obtained from the Examinations and Records Office is to enable students sign Matriculation Register at the College.
11. Attendance at the Orientation Programme which is slated to hold between Monday 13th – Friday, 17th March, 2017 is compulsory for all fresh students as this will be the prerequisite for the allocation of Matriculation Number.
Note: Hostel accommodation is limited and available on first come, first served basis for interested applicants. Payment of School fees is a prerequisite for applying for bed space. Visit details.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

UMYU Release Change of Course Admission List 2016/2017

The management of Umaru Musa Yar’dua University (UMYU) has released the list of candidates who applied for change of courses and have been offered admission into the courses they applied for.
The list has been made available ob the school’s official; website.
Candidates can access the list now via this link: UMYU List of approved students for change of course (2016/2017)
Congratulations to the admitted ones!

APPLY For UNIPORT Postgraduate Programme 2017/2018

Suitably qualified candidates can now apply for admissions into the postgraduate Programmes of the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) at the International Institute for Petroleum, Energy Law and Policy (IIPELP).
1. PGD Petroleum and Energy Economics
2. M.Sc. Petroleum Economics, Management and Policy
3. M.Sc. Energy Economics, Management and Policy
The M.Sc. Programme is an interdisciplinary and a collaborative postgraduate programme between the University of Port Harcourt’s Emerald Energy Institute (EEI UNIPORT) and International Institute for Petroleum, Energy Law & Policy (IIPELP). The programme, which is resident at IIPELP, Abuja, is approved by the National Universities Commission (NUC).
The International Institute for Petroleum, Energy Law and Policy (IIPELP) was established in 2007 to proffer solutions to the current gaps that exist in knowledge, institutional development, governance, legal and regulatory framework for the Energy Industry in Nigeria and Africa.
The aim of the programme is to equip, empower and engage energy professionals through academic excellence, research & policy analysis, and professional & staff development in petroleum, energy economics, management & policy. IIPELP offers a conducive learning environment, enabled with full internet access, virtual library with full hands-on training for its programme.
Candidates must possess Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, Management Sciences and Engineering. A Second Class Honours (Upper Division) is required. However, consideration shall be given to candidates with Second Class Honours (Lower Division) with minimum Grade Point Average of 3.00 with at least three (3) years working experience in the energy industry. Candidates who fail to meet the above admission requirements may be considered for the Post Graduate Diploma option.
Option A: The Professional Master’sprogramme takes twelve (12) calendar months of intensive, flexible and modular study plus project report.
Option B: The M.Sc. programme takes 6 quarters of full-time intensive study or 8 quarters of modular intensive study plus a defended and passed dissertation.
Post Graduate Diploma Programme (PGD): The duration of the PGD programme shall be 12 months of full time, modular, intensive study. Industry/company workers can equally attend modular/sandwich programme. This programme has the option leading into a master’s programme upon successful completion by interested students.
The curriculum is flexible and intensive. It is delivered in modules by University Faculty and industry experts from Nigeria and abroad. On completion of this programme, the graduates would amongst others, have acquired skills that are relevant for careers in petroleum and energy industries; in government ministries, departments and parastatals that are responsible for managing petroleum and energy resources; banking/financial institutions, energy and petroleum policy consulting units, and the academia.
Students who successfully complete this programme shall be awarded M.Sc. Degree by the Senate of the University of Port Harcourt and a Professional Membership Certificate from IIPELP.
A non-refundable application fee of twenty-five thousand naira (N25,000.00) in certified bank drafts or bank transfers should be made payable to:
Zenith Bank Plc
Account Number: 1014586937
Application Forms can be downloaded online at Completed Forms could be scanned and submitted to, however, hard copies of the Form must be submitted to the Director of Academic Studies, IIPELP, 4th Floor, Toyota-Elizade House, Central Business District, Abuja.
Important Dates to Remember:
Deadline for submission of Application Forms – 31st March, 2017
Shortlisted candidates for screening will be on the IIPELP Academy website – May, 2017
Screening/Interview date- To be communicated
The programme is scheduled to commence in September 2017.

ALVAN IKOKU Release 2nd Supplementary Admission List 2016/2017

The Alvan Ikoku Second admission list for 2016/2017 Supplementary List Degree courses is now available.
The list is on notice boards in the school premises.
Please note that Acceptance fees are expected to be paid within 3 weeks of the publication date (28th February 2017) to avoid forfeiting the offer of admission.

FUTA Announce Convocation Ceremony/Schedule of Events

The management of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) hereby informs the 2015/2016 graduating set that the 28th Convocation Ceremonies of the University for the award of Certificates, Diplomas and Sub-Degrees, First Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, Masters’ Degrees, Doctorate Degrees, Conferment of Honorary Degrees and Presentation of Prizes, will take place from FRIDAY, 10TH to SATURDAY, 18TH MARCH, 2017 with the following highlights:
Friday, 10th March, 2017Press BriefingT.I Francis Auditorium10.00 a.m.
Jumat ServiceFUTA Central Mosque, Obanla2. 00 p.m
Saturday, 11th March, 2017Students’/Graduands’ Variety NightUniversity’s Sports Complex6.00 p.m
Sunday, 12th March, 2017Interdenominational Service2,500 Capacity University Auditorium3.00 p.m
Monday, 13th March, 2017Excellence and Productivity Award NightMultipurpose Hall5.00 p.m
Tuesday, 14th March, 2017Novelty Football MatchUniversity’s Sports Complex3.00 p.m
Wed. 15th March, 2017Career TalkT. I. Francis Auditorium10.00 a.m
Thurs. 16th March, 2017Alumni MeetingT. I. Francis Auditorium10.00 a.m
Convocation MeetingT. I. Francis Auditorium12.00 Noon
Alumni LectureMultipurpose Hall4.00 pm
Alumni DinnerT. I. Francis Auditorium6.00 pm
Friday, 17th March, 2017Commissioning of ProjectProject Sites9.00 a.m
Convocation LectureThe University Main Auditorium3.00 p.m
Saturday, 18th March, 2017Commissioning of ProjectsProject Sites9.00 a.m
Award of Certificates, Diplomas and Sub-Degrees, Award of First Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, Master’s Degrees, Doctorate Degrees and Conferment of Honorary Degrees.The University Main Auditorium10.00 a.m
Convocation LuncheonVice-Chancellor’s LodgeImmediately after Convocation
It is mandatory for graduating students to participate in the academic procession fully dressed in approved academic gowns. Academic gowns are limited and will be given out to graduating students on first come first serve basis after the payment of appropriate fees.
Graduating students should liaise with appropriate officials of their schools for invitation cards, details of the ceremonies and other related instructions.

Saturday, 11 March 2017

FUAM Registration Procedure For Sandwich Students 2016/2017

The management of the Federal University of Agriculture Markurdi (FUAM) wish to inform all new sandwich students  that on arrival at the department they should proceed for registration as follows:
Procedure for Screening/Registration
-After a candidate has been admitted into the University:
Students should note their admission number as displayed on the University website.
-You are expected to make a non-refundable payment of 1350.00 (including bank charges) as admission acceptance fee using the following payment options:
Bank Payment: Proceed to any branch of the following banks nation wide (UBA, SKYEBANK, ZENITH BANK AND UNION BANK). Ensure that you fill your admission number in the bank teller and collect confirmation slip as receipt of payment containing a 14 digit number (PIN)
Online payment: Click this link for instructions on payment with your debit card (ATM Card): Upon successful payment, print your confirmation slip containing a 14 digit number (PIN)

1. Visit this website to print your admission and acceptance letters. You will be required to enter your admission number as username and the 14 digit PIN as password (You can visit any cyber cafĂ© or ICT center South Core to print your letters)
2. Proceed to your department for screening with your original O’level, A’level, other credentials, Acceptance and admission letters
3. After screening, go to the designated bank to pay your school fees and obtain PIN to enable you enter your personal details and course registration on the university portal.
Please Note: Successfully screened students are to submit four files with copies of their credentials and submit each to the sandwich office, Department, Dean’s office and Academic office.
-Pay your school charges – For details of payment options, refer to 2 (a) and (b) above
Start Course Registration
Procedure for Course registration (New and Returning)
-All students’ Course Registration are online upon payment of school charges
-Students are allowed to add and/or drop courses within the course registration period.
-Submit your hard copy registered courses to all the appropriate offices
-Issues for Non-registration: Registration for each Contact is compulsory
Library Registration
1. All newly admitted students are expected to register with the University Library.
2. You are expected to go with your admission letter and passport to obtain library card from the Library Officer to allow you access to the Library’s resources
3. Any more information about Library registration procedure, please go the Library for further details.