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JAMB: Rescheduled UTME to hold May 26

JAMB: Rescheduled UTME to hold May 26

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says the rescheduled Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) will take place May 26. Fabian Benjamin, JAMB spokesman, disclosed this on Sunday in an interview with NAN in Abuja. According to Benjamin, more than 12, 000 candidates are expected to sit for the mop-up examinations in few of its centres across the country. This category of candidates, he explained, are those whose biometrics were not captured during the initial period of the UTME in March. He said: “It would also include those, who are yet to see their results since the end of the examinations in March till date and have not been involved in any form of malpractice. “... »

UNN Student wins National Statistics Competition

UNN Student wins National Statistics Competition

The University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) has won the Nigeria Statistical Association (NSA) competition organised for undergraduates of statistics. Emmanuel Ugwu came overall best out of 60 final year students of statistics who participated in the competition held at National Mathematical Centre (NMC) on Friday in Abuja. NAN reports that 20 tertiary institutions participated in the competition. In his address, Sidney Onyeagu, NSA president, said the competition which was centred on probability distribution was aimed at rekindling the interest of students in statistics. Onyeagu observed that the competition would further build the students’ interest in statistics, as a career prospect as well as... »

Corps members to get health insurance in 2018 budget – Senator Lanre Tejuosho

Corps members to get health insurance in 2018 budget – Senator Lanre Tejuosho

Lanre Tejuosho, senator representing Ogun central, says health insurance for members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has been included in the 2018 budget. He said this on Wednesday while contributing to a debate on a motion sponsored by Andrew Uchendu, senator representing Rivers east. Tejuosho explained that going by the one percent of the consolidated revenue fund earmarked by the national assembly for health, corps members would be entitled to go for treatment in any hospital that is covered by insurance. “I want to refer to the budget that we are passing today that the issue of youth corpers in Nigeria is well highlighted. “In the introduction of the one percent of the consoli... »

Two rich Nigerian youth battered fellow student with shisha pipe in UK

Two rich Nigerian youth battered fellow student with shisha pipe in UK

Two rich Nigerian youth battered a fellow student with a shisha pipe after getting into a quarrel over who has a richer father. According to Daily Mail, Elvis Ilonze attacked his childhood friend Prince Nnaji in the flat they co-habit in Brighton, East Sussex, UK. The flatmates who had known each other from Nigeria came at odds when Nnaji suggested that he had the richer father which prompted Ilonze to “teach him a lesson”. As Nnaji sought to escape from the flat, Ilonze and his friend Daniel Oluyemi chased after him and beat him with a wine bottle. The incident was said to have taken place in April 2017. Louanna Rayawa, Nnaji’s girlfriend, was pushed to the ground by Ilonze when she tried t... »

Registration for WAEC GCE Begins today, Monday, May 14, 2018

Registration for WAEC GCE Begins today, Monday, May 14, 2018

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has announced that the second series of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates will begin soon. If you wish to write this exam, you’re expected to pay a registration fee of N13,950 and a commission of N500 to banks. The spokesperson of the exam body, Demianus Ojijeogu, made this known in a statement made available to newsmen on Sunday, May 13, 2018. According to the statement, registration will start on Monday, May 14 and will end on July 6, 2018. The statement says the registration procedure has been designed to accommodate biometric features that will be used for validation at the examination... »