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Probe ASUU! -Group Tells Police (See Why)

A civil society group has urged the Nigeria police to investigate officials of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) over the hacked website of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
The group, Concerned Stakeholders in Education and Governance said the officials must be investigated to ascertain the roles in the hacked website.

 A statement jointly signed by group’s president Bala Kuta and its secretary general Silas Awulu said the CSEG condemns the statement credited to the ASUU University of Ibadan chapter’s chairman Deji Omole. Omole had called for the sack of Ishaq Oloyede, JAMB’s registrar, and scrapping of the examination bodyBut in his reaction, Kuta said CSEG view Omole’s statement against Oloyede and the examination body as a plot to sabotage the admission process in Nigeria.

He said the plot is also aimed a favouring syndicates that some dubious lecturers, who are no doubt ASUU members, use for populating the nation’s higher institutions with mediocre candidates.We also demand that the Police should further probe the hackers of the JAMB website to see if there is any nexus between the criminals and members of ASUU, University of Ibadan that they can go any length to destroy Professor Oloyede and his good reforms for Nigeria,” Kuta said.

Recall that the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) arrested five suspects in this regard. We think that it is no coincidence that some of these suspects were arrested in Oyo state, where Dr Omole is based, in addition to the others caught in Ogun and Borno state.He added that the solution ASUU’s tactics is simply to get back at the chief executive of a government agency.

The group said the statement attributed to the University of Ibadan ASUU chapter chairman on scrapping of JAMB is a ploy to sabotage the education in NigeriaHe said that members of ASUU have focused on the perennial demand for increase in their wages while leaving the welfare and quality of education to the dogs that they cannot appreciate trends in education.Even as it tries to remove the speck from another’s eye, in the ultimate insult to Nigerians, ASUU has refused to address the numerous cases of cultism, examination malpractice and sexual abuses perpetrated by its members on Nigerian campuses.

 “It is therefore ridiculous that it has appointed itself into a tribunal over the Governing Board of JAMB. “We therefore call on the University of Ibadan Chapter of ASUU and Dr Omole to apologize to Nigerians for calling for the scrapping of JAMB,” Kuta added.

Information for All AAUA Students

This is to inform all students that, Senate had, at its 145th Regular Meeting held on Wednesday 26th April, 2017, decided that registration exercise for the First Semester, 2016/2017 Session shall end on Thursday, 11 May, 2017 and consequently, the edu-portal shall be closed at midnight of that day.

All students admitted in 2016/2017 Session have up till mid-night on Thursday, 11th May, 2017 to complete their registration, as no reason for inability to complete registration shall be entertained.
For the purpose of clarification, the following information should be noted:
i. That the edu-portal closes at midnight on the stipulated date; and 
ii. That submission of on-line registration printout to the Department also closes on the expiration of the deadline. 
Therefore, all students are to avail themselves of this opportunity of extension to complete their registration on or before the deadline. 

Any fresh student who fails to complete his/her registration on or before   the date will be deemed to have forfeited his/her admission, while returning students will have missed the First Semester of 2016/2017 Session. 
All students are strongly advised to ensure that they complete their Registration or Screening on or before MID-NIGHT ON THURSDAY, 11TH MAY, 2017 as the case may be. 

Thank you.

Signed:

M S AYERUN,

REGISTRAR

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Dangote is Giving Out 3,000 Job Offers!, Rolls out First Made-in-Nigeria Trucks

Dangote Sinotruck West Africa Limited, a multi-million Nigeria truck assembly plant established in Lagos by Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has rolled out its first set of locally assembled trucks for local consumption.

The $100 million project which is supporting full employment of 3,000 Nigerians to boost the national economy, also aims to meet an expected increased demand for logistics, construction and other industries in the country.
Disclosing this on Tuesday, during a media tour of the facility in Ikeja, the company‚Äôs Group General Manager, Projects, Mr  Hikmat Thapa, said the truck plant which is 65 per cent owned by Dangote and 35 per cent by Sinotruk, will assemble and produce full range of commercial vehicles covering heavy duty truck, medium truck, light truck and  other semi-trailers.
During the tour of the plant, Thapa showcased a couple of measures put in place for quality control at different stages of production, while he said the newly rolled out trucks have undergone necessary technical tests making them fit for Nigeria roads.
Speaking further in company of other management staff, Thapa said the plant is currently running an eight-hour work shift but hopes to begin full working shift in May, while the second shift which starts in June, will do 24-hour daily production.
Though currently assembling between four to five trucks per day, Thapa said the plant has the capacity to assemble and produce 16 trucks a day, which amounts to 10,000 trucks annually.
From June when the second phase of production starts with two shifts of 24-hour daily operation, the company hopes to move from Semi-Knocked Down (SKD) components to Completely Knocked Down (CKD) parts assembly.
‚ÄúCurrently we are starting with SKD and now waiting for the CKD parts coming at the end of the month, but as soon as we move on to 24-hour daily operation, we will churn out between 20 and 30 trucks per day,‚ÄĚ Thapa said.
With all these, he said the company aims to provide new employment opportunities, improve local automobile technology, equipment and technology level, and promote the economic development in Nigeria.
The company said ‚Äúwith the formation of the production base, not only the market demands in Nigeria can be met, but also the requirements of covering the neighbouring countries will be gradually met.‚ÄĚ
Besides, Dangote Sinotruk also makes contributions to build friendly relationships between China and Nigeria, the company said.
Apart from local assembling of trucks, the plant will also start the production of cabins needed by the locally assembled vehicles, and form its production line with local content plus imported ones, while engine production is also part of the company’s programmes.
Thapa said the partnership with Sinotruk, China, will be of a great advantage to boost the technological advancement of the company, being the cradle China’s heavy-duty truck, and the largest production and export base for heavy-duty truck in China.
Established in 1960, Sinotruk which is reputable for manufacturing of heavy duty truck, medium truck, light truck, bus, other special purpose trucks and military trucks, is a publicly traded company in HKSE main board in 2007, with more than 48,000 employees.

Source: Naija News

Worker’s Day: FG declares Monday May 1st as Public Holiday

The Federal Government has declared Monday, May 1, 2017 as public holiday to celebrate the 2017 Workers’ Day celebration. 

The announcement was made by the Minister of  Interior, Lt Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.)on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement on Friday by the Director, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Alhaji Muhammadu Maccido.

He congratulated Nigerian workers for their resilience, hard work and commitment to the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari despite current challenges.

The minister urged them to continue to support the¬† President ‚Äúin his desire to fight corruption, ensure security of lives and property, and stabilize the economy through creation of jobs and diversification of the economy.‚ÄĚ

Dambazau further urged the workers to re-educate themselves to the service of the nation and to remain productive for the growth and development of the country, particularly now that the government is embarking on the implementation of the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan.

The minister  wishes all Nigerian workers a joyful and peaceful celebration, the statement added

Source: Punch

AAUA: Latest Information on Missing ENT 101 Results

Centre for Entrepreneurial Development, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria.

The university management has magnanimously approved that a fresh examination be conducted for all 200l and above students who had missing result in the ENT101 during the first semester,2015/2016 academic session.


Consequently, all the affected students are to prepare for make- up examination on Wednesday, 3rd may, 2017 by 12.00noon at the underlisted venues.


AWOLOWO HALL- Faculty of science, Arts and Law.

TETF HALL ( Besides University library)- Faculty of Agriculture, Education and Social & Management Sciences.

PLEASE NOTE: 

The affected students are to come along with the underlisted materials.

1.  Course Registration Form For The Ist Semester, 2015/2016.

2. University I.D. Card.

3. Writing Materials. 

       FOR FURTHER ENQUIRIES,                     PLEASE CONTACT THE CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT.

    KINDLY GIVE THIS A WIDE PUBLICITY.

THANK YOU.

Signed.

Famuti Temitope

SECRETARY/ PAR (CED)

Dangote Bags ‚ÄėMalaria No More‚Äô Award (Photos & Video)

Africa‚Äôs richest man, Aliko Dangote, has been named the 2017 recipient of the ‚ÄėMalaria No More‚Äô Global Leadership Award.

The event which took place in New York in the United States, was attended by dignitaries from across the world, all committed to eradicating the scourge of malaria in the world.

The organisers say Mr Dangote was honored for his role in fighting the spread of the disease in Africa and Nigeria in particular, through his contributions to the ‚ÄėSaving One Million Lives in Nigeria‚Äô initiative.

Although the event sought to address the malaria menace, it was still indeed an evening of relaxation.

Watch the full video below


Source: Channels

There‚Äôll be no double registration for 2019 elections ‚Äď INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission has said that anyone who attempts to register twice in the ongoing continuous voter registration exercise will be caught.


According to the commission, the technology it is using for the exercise is capable of checking and flagging all attempts at double registration.

The Director of Information Technology Development, INEC, Chidi Nwafor, said this on Thursday in an exclusive interview.

He explained that attempts at double registration would be spotted an eliminated via a process called deduplication, which would be run at both state and national levels.

‚ÄúWhat it does is that when you do two registrations, it matches them and strikes one of your registration off,‚ÄĚ he said, adding that it did not matter whether an individual registered in two different states.

Nwafor also warned those who might be planning to register twice that attempting to do so is a criminal offence.

He said, ‚ÄúWhichever way you do it, before 2019 when we run the system you will be caught and you will not be allowed to vote. Also, people should know that it is a criminal offence and people have been in trouble because of that.‚ÄĚ

Nwafor explained that the continuous voter registration exercise started by INEC on Thursday would not only allow those who have turned 18 since the last general elections to register, it would also give people who could not vote due to one issue or the other with their registration to resolve the problem.

He said, ‚ÄúThis is what we call housekeeping, making sure that we start this process of doing the registration and solving the issues of the cards, making sure everybody has their cards before the 2019 elections.‚ÄĚ

With new registrations ongoing, Nwafor said that about seven million voter cards have yet to be collected from the commission, while between 52 and 53 million people had collected cards and could vote in elections.

Source: Channels

Value Of Nigeria‚Äôs Forest Cover Depletes To 5% ‚Äď Institute

The Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria has confirmed that Nigeria’s forest cover is now depleted to 5% as against the expected minimum value of 25% which is recommended by global agencies such as the United Nations, (U.N).


The Executive Director of the Agency, Dr. Adesola Adepoju, stated this during a courtesy visit to the Government House in Benin City, the Edo State capital.

He, however, lauded the Edo State government for its contribution to forest development in the country.

‚ÄúEdo State is still one of the stakeholders in the left-over forest cover of the country. Even when our forest cover has been depleted to less than 5% as against the expected minimum of 25%, according to the FAO, U.N and other conventions recommendations.‚ÄĚ

Meanwhile, the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has disclosed plans of establishing forestry commission in the state, adding that his administration is set to clamp down on illegal logging activities.

‚ÄúWhat we decided and what we have done is to take out forestry and create a forestry commission. And for us, it is urgent and important. We are not unaware of some activities that are going on and threatening our forest, and as a government, we are going to fight back and reclaim our forest‚ÄĚ.

The visit is expected to open a window of opportunities for collaboration between the state government and the institute in areas of forest development and employment generation.

BREAKING: FG To Crack Down On Cattle Rustlers

The Federal Government is set to go tough to crush cattle rustlers and militant groups across Nigeria.

The resolution forms part of the outcome of the meeting of the National Economic Council (NEC), which held on Thursday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, under Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo.

The National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, made this known while giving a report of the security situation in the country to the council.

Meanwhile, also at the meeting, governors of Nigeria’s 36 states formed a committee to audit the country’s Ecological Fund.

Speaking on the reasons behind the development, the Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, said the governors decided to audit the fund because although states have not collected any money since the beginning of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, the balance appeared to be diminishing.

‚ÄúNo state has collected money from the ecological funds in the last one or two years and we notice that the balance is going down. Somebody must be touching it,‚ÄĚ he said.

The Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, addressing journalists at the end of the meeting, stated that members of the committee include governors of Oyo, Borno, Imo, Akwa Ibom, Kaduna, Anambra as well as the Ministers of Finance and Environment.

He also noted that the balance in the Ecological Fund currently stands at 33.6 billion Naira.

Source: Channels