Saturday, 6 February 2016

PHOTOS: Students Attack Osun Radio Station In Violent Protest

There was pandemonium in Osun state on Thursday after some secondary school pupils in Osun State staged a violent protest against the decision of the state government to stop the payment of the West African Senior School Certification Examinations fees.

Hundreds of students trooped out in Ile-Ife to protest the new policy and some of them reportedly attacked some motorists while some of them vandalised property belonging to Orisun FM, a radio station owned by the state government.

Due to the financial crisis facing the state, the state government decided to scale down the number of pupils whose fees would be paid this year. This was said to have made the government announce that it would not pay the WASSCE fees of any pupil who failed to have four credits in the mock-examinations.

The pupils were said to have vented their anger on the radio station and vandalised some cars parked on the premises before they left.




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PHOTOS: Governor Wike Launches School Farm Initiative Project

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Friday launched the Rivers State School farm/Agri-Business Initiative Project aimed kick-starting student interest in commercial farming across the state.

Governor Wike also announced that his administration will in the coming weeks appoint principals in secondary schools without substantive principals and also promote deserving teachers.

Launching the pilot scheme of the project at the Government Girls Secondary School, Rumuokwuta in Obio/Akpor LGA, Governor Wike said the project will help in enhancing food security in Rivers State.

According to him, exposing students to the tenets of practical farming, will encourage them to embrace commercial agriculture in the future.


He directed the State Commissioner, Mrs Onimim Jacks to provide the necessary support to all the school authorities involved in the school farming project.

Governor Wike said: "It is important to introduce school farms in different schools in the state. We want to encourage our students to embrace practical agriculture."


The governor charged the management of Government Girls Secondary School, Rumuokwuta to ensure that all intruders are kept out of the institution.

He assured that his administration will develop boarding schools in all the three Senatorial Districts of the state.


In her address, the Rivers State Commissioner for Agriculture, Mrs Onimim Jacks said that the state government will revive previously abandoned demonstration farms and seed multiplication centres in different local government areas.


She said in the next phase of the project, the State Government will promote pilot farms in selected schools.


Simeon Nwakaudu,
Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media.
5th February, 2016.



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PHOTO: Students Burn Down Departmental Building In Ambrose Ali University

Aggrieved students of the Ambrose Ali University (AAU), Ekpoma in Edo state -allegedly burnt down a departmental building to register their displeasure after their results were released and they found out they had failed massively.

Below is what a witness posted:
"This is a burning office in AAU Ambrose Ali University. It happened today around 1 am. This isn't the first time this is happening. And it always happen wen results are out. The students felt the lecturers gave them bad result on purpose. And they burnt the whole department building with everything in it. The departments involved are civil engineering and philosophy. Microbiology and education were also burnt to the ground."
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Friday, 5 February 2016

7 English Words Nigerians Use Everyday Which Don't Exist In The Dictionary

Here are 7 words Nigerians use every day which don’t exist. These are the kind of words you type into your phone or computer and it draws a red line underneath it. Please read on and educate yourself.

(1.) GO- SLOW Although the word ‘go-slow’ appears in the dictionary, it is wrongly used by many Nigerians. The word go-slow means a form of industrial action in which work or progress is deliberately delayed or slowed down. It does not mean congested traffic, so it is wrong to use it in that way.

(2.) INSTALMENTALLY There is no such word in the English dictionary, this word exists only in the Nigerian edition dictionary (if such a book exists). The correct thing to say is ‘in installments’

(3.) OPPORTUNED How many times do you say ‘I was not opportuned to come’? The correct variants that exist are ‘opporteune’ or ‘opportunity’. The word ‘opportune’ has no past tense.

(4.) CUNNY “That guy is very cunny”. This is wrong, the word is ‘cunning’, not cunny. If you want to refer to someone who is sly or deceitful, use the word ‘cunning’, ‘cunny’ simply does not exist.

(5.) WAKE-KEEPING I’m sure most people will argue with this, but argue as you may, what you will find in the dictionary is ‘wake- keep’. (

6.) SCREENTOUCH PHONE Oyinbo people made these devices and called it ‘touchscreen’, by the time the phones go enter Naija, we rename them ‘screen touch’

(7.) DISVIRGIN No, you did not dis virgin that babe, you deflowered her, you took away her virginity, but you certainly did not disvirgin her, because the word ‘disvirgin’ simply does not exist!
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PHOTOS: 26-Year-Old LASU Alumnus Now Youngest Ph.D Graduate In South Africa University

The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, UP, says Romola Adeola is its youngest doctoral graduate. In a statement on its website, the centre said: “Romola Adeola, 26, has set a record in being the youngest person to obtain a Doctor of Laws degree (LLD) in the 30-year history of the Centre for Human Rights.

Furthermore, she is only the 2nd youngest person to achieve this in the Faculty of Law, UP, since its establishment 107 years ago. She distinguished herself by completing the LLD in under 3 years. During her undergraduate years at Lagos State University (LASU), she was the Best Student in International Law.

Romola’s relationship with the Centre for Human Rights began from her participation in the 2008 African Human Rights Moot Court Competition. In 2012, she was selected as a DAAD scholar to study for the LLM/MPhil degree in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa.

She graduated cum laude, earning two awards: the Kéba M’Baye award for the overall Best Dissertation and the Victor Dankwa prize for the Best Performance in the module: Human Rights in Africa. Her excellent record earned her admission to the Centre’s doctoral programme in 2013.

In her PhD thesis, she analyzed the obligation in article 10 of the African Union Convention in relation to the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa. She has given interviews, presented papers at international conferences and been the voice of the Centre on issues of internally displaced persons, migrants and refugees. .

During her time here, she led the Disability Rights Clinic and served as Alumni Coordinator. In this latter capacity, she led a campaign calling for the release of prominent Swazi human rights activist – Thulani Maseko, and raised funding to support his family.

She attributes her success to her supportive parents, personal discipline, perseverance and prayer. In her words, ‘be faithful to God, be true to yourself and be of service to humanity.’ She also holds two diplomas from Åbo Akademi University.”


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Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Total Oil And Gas Young Graduate Program 2016

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This program is dedicated to graduates with less than one year post graduate experience
Be geographically mobile
Have the right Total attitude attributes, being innovative, easily adaptable to different environments, flexible, open minded and a good team player

How to Apply
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Today News Headlines [3rd February, 2016]

Nigeria Info 99.3's photo. THE GUARDIAN
* Crude oil prices slide as hopes of production cut dim
* Mosquito-transmitted Zika virus may spread to Nigeria
* Nigerians divided over World Bank, AfDB loan
* We are all guilty...since 1999, Saraki replies Obasanjo
* ‘N20 billion budget, indication amnesty programme winding down’
* Buhari decries decay of public facilities
VANGUARD
* No subsidy paid in January— Kachikwu
* Boko Haram fear spreads as explosion rocks Benin
* Arms probe: Falana’s petition against Dasuki, Okonjo-Iweala arrives ICC
* Buhari’s incessant foreign trips crippling economy — FAYOSE
* Money laundering: EFCC recovers looted $2trn in 12 years
* Kerosene Subsidy: Marketers May Sell Above N200/L
PUNCH
* How Dariye shared N1.162bn to Atiku’s firm, Mantu – Witness
* $2.1bn scam: Dasuki asks court to discharge him
* $620,000 scam: Lawan’s ‘accomplice’ now ICPC witness
* INEC shifts Rivers rerun to March 19
* Bank workers arrested for diverting customers’ savings
* Ex-NAF chief, Amosu, refuses EFCC’s offer to return funds
TRIBUNE
* NIMASA paid me N905 million for contracts I did not execute- witness
* S/Court affirms Govs Ajimobi, Okowa, Gaidma's election
* I will support creation of Ijebu State if ...OBJ
* Buhari's CoS to staff: don't leak mails or sit on files
* NASS can’t stop NERC from increasing electricity tarrif —Fashola
* 7 years later, 40-year-old alleged phone thief found innocent, released
THE SUN
* NAF drones bombard Boko Haram strongholds
* Arms deal: Dasuki’s trial stalled again
* Re-run polls: INEC disqualifies fresh candidates
* Obasanjo, Awujale disagree over creation of Ijebu State
* Fayose counsels Buhari over incessant foreign trips
* Nigeria seeks $1bn loan from AfDB

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Today In History [3rd February, 2016]

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on this day in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened today in history.

February 3
1160
Emperor Frederick Barbarossa hurtles prisoners, including children, at the Italian city of Crema, forcing its surrender.
1238
The Mongols take over Vladimir, Russia.
1690
The first paper money in America is issued in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
1783
Spain recognizes United States’ independence.
1904
Colombian troops clash with U.S. Marines in Panama.
1908
The U.S. Supreme Court rules that union-sponsored boycotts are illegal, and applies the Sherman Antitrust Act to labor as well as capital.
1912
New U.S. football rules are set: field shortened to 100 yds.; touchdown counts six points instead of five; four downs are allowed instead of three; and the kickoff is moved from midfield to the 40 yd. line.
1917
A German submarine sinks the U.S. liner Housatonic off coast of Sicily. The United States severs diplomatic relations with Germany.
1920
The Allies demand that 890 German military leaders stand trial for war crimes.
1927
President Calvin Coolidge signs a bill creating the Federal Radio Commission to regulate the airwaves.
1943
Finland begins talks with the Soviet Union.
1944
The United States shells the Japanese homeland for the first time at Kurile Islands.
1945
The Allies drop 3,000 tons of bombs on Berlin.
1945
The month-long Battle of Manila begins.
1954
Millions greet Queen Elizabeth in Sydney on her first royal trip to Australia.
1962
President John F. Kennedy bans all trade with Cuba.
1966
Soviet Luna 9 achieves soft landing on the moon.
1971
OPEC decides to set oil prices without consulting buyers.
1984
The Environmental Protection Agency orders a ban on the pesticide EDB for grain products.
Born on February 3
1809
Felix Mendelssohn, German composer and pianist (Overture to a Midsummer Night’s Dream).
1811
Horace Greely, founder of the New York Tribune and abolitionist.
1821
Elizabeth Blackwell, first woman to get an MD from a U.S. medical school.
1874
Gertrude Stein, poet and novelist (Three Lives, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas).
1894
Norman Rockwell, artist and illustrator who painted scenes of small-town America. Most of his work appeared in the The Saturday Evening Post.
1898
Alvar Aalto, Finnish architect.
1907
James A. Michener, novelist (Tales of the South Pacific).
1909
Simone Weil, philosopher, member of the French resistance in WWII.
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PHOTOS: Governor Tambuwal Grants US Scholarship To Teenage Car Designer From Sokoto

This just shows that with handwork and consistency, the sky is just the starting point no matter how long it takes to fly. It was earlier reported about this young intellect identified as Bashar Aliyu from Sokoto -who designs dynamic and awesome car models. Luck has now caught up with the talented teenager as the Sokoto state governor -Aminu Tambuwal today awarded scholarship to him to study automotive design in an American University. Congrats to him




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Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Common French Words Used In English

Today am going to write about common French words used in English today. very often you might have come across words that are not English word but are used when you read articles or books below is a list of some of this words.

1) Rendez-vous: The word means 'a meeting at a fixed place'' and time i.e lets say you meet an old friend and you decided to catch up for diner you can say you had a Rendez-vous.

2) Deja vu: It's a feeling that you get when you get to a place and you think that you have been there before even though you might not have been there before or a feeling that you have experienced something before.

3) En route: It means "On the way". In an event that you were expecting your babe for instance and she says she is En route your house, You know what that means??.

4) Sans: She graced the occasion Sans makeup. Sans means Without.

5) A la carte: Means when you have a Menu card where every dish have separate prices. So we decided to go a la carte we ordered a plate of paste and pizza and then unfortunately the waiter made a Faux pas.

6) Faux pas: As illustrated in the previous point means To make a mistake/ do something socially embarrassing. for instance if we say Psquare made a fashion Faux pas, it means a wardrobe malfunction.

7) Vis-a-vis: It means In relation to/comparison to or sometimes Face to face.

cool Passe: It means past time or something that is outdated.

9) Chauffeur: Means Driver

10) Adieu: Farewell/Goodbye

11) Souvenir: It means memento. something you give people as a form of resemblance.

12)Bon voyage: Have a safe journey.

13) C'est la vie : That's life
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PHOTO: Fayose Browsing At College Of Education E-Library, Ekiti

Pictured below is governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state browsing At College Of Education E-library

I think this is just another publicity stunt by the noise making governor to create the impression that he's a grass root leader.
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2016 PTDF Overseas Scholarship: Check If You Have Been Shortlisted For Exam

NOTE:

a. This is only applicable for prospective MSc Candidates. PHD does interview only.

b. Major criteria for shortlisting was your "statement of purpose/personal statement". Some 2.2 candidates with good personal statement that tailors smoothly were shortlisted while 2.1 applicants with poorly written statement were not.

c. Use a computer to check your status.

HOW TO CHECK IF YOU ARE SHORTLISTED FOR EXAM

Go to http://ptdf.esms.cinfores.com

Proceed to "Choose Exam location"and enter your PIN then click continue.

If SHORTLISTED for the exam, you will be able to select the location of your choice
which is either Lagos, Abuja and PortHarcourt.

IF you are NOT SHORTLISTED, The following statement will appear in red; "You Are Not Shortlisted!"

Check the screenshot below of a successful and unsuccessful candidate
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JAMB 2016: Candidates Warned Against Registering With Unapproved Centres

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has again warned candidates about registering with unapproved registration centres for the 2016 UTME. This was contained in a statement signed by the board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin.



Excerpts of the statement read, “The board hereby wants to state unequivocally that it will not be liable in the event of any irregularity, challenges or inaccessible data arising from the wrong registration.

“JAMB, once again, urges candidates that their registration should be done at its approved centres, to avoid certain challenges such as no results and incomplete results.

“The essence of registration at the approved centres for the candidates is to ensure complete results without any hitches. “Candidates are also to note that the registration will be ending in January 2016,” it said. According to the statement, JAMB has put all machinery in place to ensure that next year’s examination records an improvement over the 2015 exercise.

“We are working round the clock to give the country an examination that is malpractice and stress-free; and guarantees the spirit of equality and fairness to all and sundry. “Be informed that this year’s registration has been done in a way that candidates will have additional provision for more preferred choices, in case they do not get admission in their most preferred choice.

“Candidates are allowThe Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has again warned candidates about registering with unapproved registration centres for the 2016 UTME. This was contained in a statement signed by the board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin. Excerpts of the statement read,

“The board hereby wants to state unequivocally that it will not be liable in the event of any irregularity, challenges or inaccessible data arising from the wrong registration.

“JAMB, once again, urges candidates that their registration should be done at its approved centres, to avoid certain challenges such as no results and incomplete results. “The essence of registration at the approved centres for the candidates is to ensure complete results without any hitches. “Candidates are also to note that the registration will be ending in January 2016,” it said. According to the statement, JAMB has put all machinery in place to ensure that next year’s examination records an improvement over the 2015 exercise.

“We are working round the clock to give the country an examination that is malpractice and stress-free; and guarantees the spirit of equality and fairness to all and sundry. “Be informed that this year’s registration has been done in a way that candidates will have additional provision for more preferred choices, in case they do not get admission in their most preferred choice. “Candidates are allowed to choose from a list of institutions with more spaces. “This method is to give candidates a second chance of being admitted, should they miss their most preferred choice. “The board is only trying to ensure that all available spaces are being utilized,” the statement said. ed to choose from a list of institutions with more spaces. “This method is to give candidates a second chance of being admitted, should they miss their most preferred choice. “The board is only trying to ensure that all available spaces are being utilized,” the statement said.
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Word of the Day : Petulant

Word of the Day : Petulant

adjective PET-chuh-lunt

Definition

1 : insolent or rude in speech or behavior
2 : characterized by temporary or capricious ill humor : peevish

Examples

Uncle Harold is a petulant and fussy man who is always blaming everyone else for his problems.
"… this bunch doesn't care about being reasonable or meeting opposing views halfway. Like petulant toddlers, they want it all right now or they'll throw a tantrum." — Kevin Foley, The Marietta (Georgia) Daily Journal, 16 Oct. 2015
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Today's News Headlines [29th December, 2015]






THIS DAY

*Minister: Buhari to Offer Unfettered Health Services to 60m Poor Nigerians Annually

*Kachikwu: US Likely to Resume Buying Nigeria's Crude Oil

*Iraq to Cut Turkish Cooking Oil Imports over Political Tensions

*Oil Companies Rush to Exploit End of US Crude Export Ban

*Religious Crisis Looms in Osun Over Planned Demolition of Traditionalists' Shrine

*Doctors Threaten Strike in A'Ibom Over 15 Months' Unpaid Salaries

*Tambuwal: We won't Sack Teachers, But will Reassign Unqualified Ones

*Apprehension in Maiduguri as Female Suicide Bombers on the Prowl

*Edo 2016: Aspirant Faults Oshiomhole's Alleged Support for Obaseki

*Gale of Defections unsettle Ondo PDP
A'Ibom: The Making of a Speaker

*50 feared Killed in Boko Haram Attacks on Adamawa, Borno

*Naira Appreciates to N260/$1 on Parallel Market

*NDLEA Decries Death Sentence on Nigerian in Malaysia

*MAN Urges CBN to Stop Funding Bureau de Change Markets

*Osinbajo Represents Buhari at Inauguration of Burkina Faso's New President

*Farmers Want FG to Tackle Poultry Products' Smuggling

*Buhari is Resolute to Diversify Economy, Says Adamu

*Al-Makura: Probe Maku for Deceiving Nigerians about Release of Chibok Girls

*South Africa Initiates Nuclear Power Procurement Process

*Every Community will Feel the Pulse of Our Government, Says Ambode



PM NEWS

*Improved Man Utd fail to break Chelsea

*APC suspends Senator Sani over attacks on El-Rufai

*ADSEMA confirms 17 dead, 41 injured in Madagali suicide attacks

*Man goes berserk, kills three in Edo

*Edo guber aspirant kicks as Oshiomhole backs Dangote's man

*Road crashes reduced by 33 per cent during Chrismas' FRSC

*Boko Haram bombers kill dozens in Madagali, 2nd deadly strike in a day

*Aisha Buhari gives foodstuff to women

*Saudi Arabia to raise petrol prices by up to 40%

*Two female suicide bombers blow selves up in Cameroon

*Obafemi Martins goes into fashion, unveils 'Obagear

*Port Harcourt residents sad over carnival's cancellation

*Street trade booms as carnival Calabar comes to climax

*Ooni condoles with late House of Reps' family

*350 self-sponsored Christian pilgrims arrive in Nigeria

*I will create jobs, boost cultural industry ' Lai Mohammed

*Petrol will soon be available ' NUPENG

*20 killed, 90 injured in Maiduguri mosque bombing

*Mama Taraba sues for peace, urges unity between Christians, Muslims

*Maiduguri invasion: Army repels Boko Haram attackers

*Senator Sani adopts 60 orphans, sends 2 to China

*344 sacked workers sue Wike

*Inferno at Doctor's Quarters: Wike sympatises with victims

*Nigeria'll continue to import petrol' Kachikwu

*Police arrest pastor for burying charm in church premises

*Sokoto to commence sale of 2016 Hajj seats on Feb. 2



DAILY SUN

*Ribadu pays 'catchup visit' to Akande

*Benue: APC, PDP in fresh power struggle

*Igahlo scores again in Watford defeat

*CBN releases N250m agric loan to Lagos cooperative members

*FG to commence freighting of petroleum products by rail

*Implementation of new electricity tariff fixed for February 1

*2016 deficit: Explore capital market to reduce borrowing, Buhari urged

*Fire wreaks havoc in Lagos, consumes houses, 14 shops

*Stop playing politics with War on Terror, Fani Kayode to Buhari

*Gunmen abduct Uyo pastor, demand N50m

*FG'll not sell National Arts Theatre, says minister

*Buhari's media aide's sister dies in auto accident

*Ex-OAU HOD dies in auto accident

*Police suspend screening of officers with higher qualification

*Group raises alarm over blockade of Onitsha Bridge Head by soldiers

*Nigeria's 4 refineries to produce 10m litres of PMS daily ' Kachikwu


LEADERSHIP

*NGO To Empower 2,000 Widows Through Agriculture

*PMB, Jonathan, Adesina, Elumelu, Others Among 100 Most Influential Africans

*How We Prevented 14 Female Suicide Bombers From Entering Maiduguri ' Army

*Ribadu Moves To Join APC, Meets Akande

*Stock Market Investors Lose N4trn In 2 Years

*FG Concerned Over Huge Debts To Aviation Agencies By Airlines

*The Menace Of Street Hawking



IRISH MIRROR


*Kremlin ‘gives out Putin’s book predicting future as Christmas presents’

*Jose Mourinho scarves for sale at Man United’s crunch clash with Chelsea

Ferguson to step in and assist Ryan Giggs if he’s named new Man Utd boss

*Jose Mourinho offered Real Madrid job forcing Man United to act on Louis van Gaal

* Biggest ever giant squid caught on camera

*Charles Bronson to use help of Morgan
Freeman in bid for freedom



BBC

*Iraqi PM vows to drive IS from country

*Iran 'on track with nuclear deal

*Cuban migrants allowed passage to US

*Argentina manhunt for fugitive killers

*China anger at Filipino island protest

*Ethiopia urged to free two reporters

*Rare 'corpse flower' blooms in Australia

*'Clown Prince of Basketball' dies

*The street children who run a newspaper in India

*On patrol with Nigerian soldiers battling Boko Haram

*Snow-plough web service comes to Canada

*Watford 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur

*Everton 3-4 Stoke City

*Saudi Arabia deficit swells on oil



ENTERTAINMENT

*Calabar Carnival is the Largest Street Party in Africa, Says Ayade - This Day

#OLIC2: Davido fails to perform due to '3am traffic - Pulse

*500 Days of Kristin, Day 337: Kristin Met Trump - Gawker

*Britney Spears's Instagram Has Become a Fascinating Journey Through Her Mind - Gawker

*Carrie Underwood Shares Sweet Snap Of Her Husband And Son - Huffington Post

*Chrissy Teigen Wishes John Legend A Happy Birthday In The Sweetest Way - Huffington Post

*CNN anchor passes out live on the air - Business Insider

*Country Music Singer Disappears After Ominous Tweet - Huffington Post

*Disney's Star Wars Creates the First True Warrior Princess - Huffington Post

*The Headies 2015 shifted to New Year's Day - PM News



SPORTS

Former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers favourite to be Chelsea manager next season- Irish Mirror

*Improved Man Utd fail to break Chelsea

*Ozil fires Arsenal atop the Premier League

*Ighalo's strike not enough for Watford against Tottenham

**Hiddink: I returned to salvage Chelsea - PM news

*Ancelotti better than Guardiola, Mourinho, says Lippi - Guardian

*Arsenal hail Cech after keeper sets clean sheet record - Yahoo

*Arsenal Transfer News: Gunners Chasing Marcelo Brozovic, Mohamed Elneny
Rumours - Bleacher Report

*Barca player sacked hours after signing - BBC

*Barcelona Transfer News: Lionel Messi Manchester City Bid Rumours Emerge - Bleacher Report

*Bosso appointed El-Kanemi coach - Daily Trust

*Cech Breaks Premier League Clean Sheet Record - Daily Independent

*Complete' Ozil has shades of Bergkamp, says Wenger - Goal

*Coquelin: I didnt realise how bad my injury was - Guardian

*Arsenal amid huge Emirates clearout - Guardian

*Manchester United 0-0 Chelsea -BBC

*No reason to sack me - Van Gaal - BBC

*Wenger praises 'sensational' Ozil - BBC

*Hiddink 'happy' with Chelsea point- BBC


*Louis van Gaal: Keep him or sack him? - BBC

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Today In History [29th December, 2015]

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on this day in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened today in history.
Today in History
December 29

1170
Thomas Becket, the archbishop of Canterbury, is murdered in Canterbury Cathedral by four knights of Henry II.

1607
Indian chief Powhatan spares John Smith’s life after the pleas of his daughter Pocahontas.

1778
British troops, attempting a new strategy to defeat the colonials in America, capture Savannah.

1845
Texas (comprised of the present state of Texas and part of New Mexico, Colorado, and Wyoming) is admitted as the 28th state of the Union, with the provision that the area (389,166 square miles) should be divided into no more than five states “of convenient size.”

1849
Gas lighting is installed in the White House.

1862
Union General William T. Sherman‘s troops try to gain the north side of Vicksburg in the Battle of Chickasaw Bluffs.

1890
The last major conflict of the Indian wars takes place at Wounded Knee Creek in South Dakota after Colonel James W. Forsyth of the 7th Cavalry tries to disarm Chief Big Foot and his followers.

1914
The production of Belgian newspapers is halted to protest German censorship.

1921
Sears Roebuck president Julius Rosenwald pledges $20 million of his personal fortune to help Sears through hard times.

1926
Germany and Italy sign an arbitration treaty.

1934
Japan formally denounces Washington Naval Treaty of 1922.

1940
In a radio interview, President Roosevelt proclaims the United States to be the “arsenal of democracy.”

1940
London suffers its most devastating air raid when Germans firebomb the city on the evening of December 29.

1948
Tito declares Yugoslavia will follow its own path to Communism.

1956
President Dwight Eisenhower asks Congress for the authority to oppose Soviet aggression in the Middle East.

1965
A Christmas truce is observed in Vietnam, while President Johnson tries to get the North Vietnamese to the bargaining table.

1981
President Ronald Reagan curtails Soviet trade in reprisal for its hash policies on Poland.
Born on December 29

1721
Madam Jeanne Poisson de Pompadour, influential mistress of Louis XV, who was later blamed for France’s defeat in the Seven Years’ War.

1800
Charles Goodyear, inventor of vulcanized rubber for tires.

1808
Andrew Johnson, American vice president who succeeded Lincoln after the April 15, 1865, assassination.

1809
William E. Gladstone, British prime minister.

1907
Robert C. Weaver, the first African American to serve on a president’s cabinet. He was Lyndon Baines Johnson‘s secretary of Housing and Urban Development, the first man ever to hold that post.
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Today's Quote And Fact

Today's Quote

Never make your home in a place. Make a home for yourself inside your own head. You'll find what you need to furnish it — memory, friends you can trust, love of learning, and other such things. That way it will go with you
wherever you journey.

~Tad Williams

Today's Fact

Gatwick Airport in London, which is not that far from Heathrow Airport also in London, England is owned by Nigerian businessman Adebayo Ogunlesi.

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HOD Dramatic Arts of the Obafemi Awolowo University , Prof. Foluke Ogunleye, is dead

Head of Department (HoD) of Dramatic Arts of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Prof. Foluke Ogunleye, is dead. She died in a ghastly motor accident on Sunday.

It was gathered that the accident occurred when the lecturer was on the way from Ibadan to Lagos.
Public Relations Officer of the university, Mr. Abiodun Olanrewaju, who confirmed the incident, said the late Ogunleye was from Ipetumodu in Osun State and elder sister to Mr. Femi Adesina, President Muhammadu Buhsri’s special adviser on media and publicity.

Ogunleye headed the department from 2006 to 2009.

Ogunleye, who was reputed for writing the plays: ‘Nest in a Cage’ and ‘Jabulilee’ delivered her inaugural lecture early 2014, about three decades after Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, delivered his in the same department.

Until her demise, she was also the executive director of Ife International Film Festival of OAU.
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5 Reasons Most Students Are Not Offered Admission Despite High Post-UTME Score

Most admission seekers are often times left confused trying to get the reason they were not offered admission to the institution of their choice despite having a very high UTME score. At times, having a high Post-UTME is not a guarantee for admission. The following are the reasons students may not be offered admission despite having a high post-UTME score;

1 Wrong UTME combination
This is one of the reasons a number of students lose admission despite beating the post-UTME cut-off point. Even at times, some students are being stripped of their admission or moved to another department during the process of first-year registration simply because of wrong JAMB subject combination. For instance, a student seeking admission to study mass communication would definitely lose the admission if he or she did not take Literature-in-English as part of the four subjects for the UTME exam. Similarly, a student seeking admission to study Physics and Electronics should definitely select Physics as part of his UTME subject combination. Before any student fills his or her JAMB form, he or she should painstakingly go through the JAMB Brochure to know the right subject combination for his or her course of study.



2. University’s catchment area
Most federal universities, including some state universities, still retain the policy of catchment area in selecting students for admission. For instance, UNILAG catchment area constitutes majorly South Western states. What this implies is; prospective students from the South West have higher chances of gaining admission. For example, a prospective student from Osun state who scored 56, applying to study sociology may be offered admission while another student from Imo state who scored 60 may not be offered admission. This is so because if the catchment cut-off point for Osun is 56 while the general cut-off is 62, such a student from Imo state has definitely lost the admission despite having a higher score than his counterpart from the catchment zone. In view of the above, admission seekers should always be aware of a university’s catchment area and requirements before selecting any university.

3. University policy
Despite the general catchment area policy, some universities still have their individual policy they adopt as yardstick in admitting students. Oftentimes, such policies are not made public. It is therefore the duty of admission seekers to find out specific admission policies of their prospective universities from friends schooling in such universities.

4. Low UTME score
Often times, I pity most Jambites who score within the range of 180 and 210 because such scores limit their chances of gaining admission in a situation where they have to compete for the same admission slot with students who score as high as 250 and above. And most universities still compute both UTTME and post-UTME scores in calculating the student’s average score. Hence, having a low UTME score can also hinder one’s opportunity of gaining admission. It is always advisable for students to try to score 250 and above in order to be on a safer side. As a matter of fact, it is very necessary concerning the JAMB policy of redirecting students with lower UTME scores to less-competitive universities.


5. O’level result
I do advise admission seekers to pass ALL the necessary subjects in their O’level exam(s) very well before going ahead to take UTME exam. I have met with lots of students who lost their admission because they did not have at least credit pass in some important subjects in their O’level result. Recently, I met with a student who lost his admission to study medicine at Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye (OOU) because he did not have at least a credit pass in Mathematics in his O’level result. In fact, I felt very sorry for him because gaining admission to study a competitive course such as medicine is not easy.

Written by
Damilola Olisa
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Monday, 28 December 2015

Word of the Day: Kinesics

 

Word of the Day: Kinesics

 
noun kuh-NEE-siks


Definition

: a systematic study of the relationship between nonlinguistic body motions (such as blushes, shrugs, or eye movement) and communication

Examples

"[St. Vincent] wasn't shy about striking the classic guitar idol kinesics … —chin up and out, eyelids in some fickle, fluttering state between open and shut, her guitar neck curiously lighter than air." — Ryan Snyder, Yes! Weekly, 12 Mar. 2014
"Kinesics experts read body language. They determine a baseline, then use slight, sometimes nearly invisible, variations in posture and delivery, looking for clusters of signals that could suggest if someone is lying." — Drew Loftis, The New York Post, 24 Oct. 2015
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