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Nigeria’s president-elect, General Mohammadu Buhari, has stated that he does not know the whereabouts of the Chibok girls and cannot guarantee that his government when sworn-in will be able to rescue them.

“As much as I wish to, I cannot promise that we can find them,” he said in a statement.

It will be recalled that it’s been over a year since the 276 girls were kidnapped by the members of Boko Haram from their school in Chibok, Borno state.

The president-elect in a statement said that from the first day of his administration, Boko Haram would be met with the collective will of the Nigerian people.

The statement read thus: “Today we remember the kidnapping of 276 girls from a school in Chibok one year ago. This crime has rightly caused outrage both in Nigeria and across the world.

“Today is a time to reflect on the pain and suffering of the victims, their friends and families. Our thoughts and prayers, and that of the whole Nigerian Nation, are with you today.

“I want to assure all of them, and particularly the parents, that when my new Administration takes office at the end of May, we will do everything we can to defeat Boko Haram. We will act differently from the Government we replace: we hear the anguish of our citizens and intend to respond accordingly.

“This new approach must also begin with honesty. We do not know if the Chibok girls can be rescued. Their whereabouts remain unknown. As much as I wish to, I cannot promise that we can find them.
But I say to every parent, family member and friend of the children that my Government will do everything in its power to bring them home.

“What I can pledge, with absolute certainty, is that starting on the first day of my Administration Boko Haram will know the strength of our collective will and commitment to rid this nation of terror, and bring back peace and normalcy to all the affected areas.

“Boko Haram” means “Western Education is Sinful”. When they are defeated militarily, as they will be, we will ensure our citizens in the affected areas have improved educational opportunities as a direct counterbalance to Boko Haram’s twisted ideology. In particular we will educate ever more young girls ensuring they are empowered as citizens of Nigeria.

“Let us use this anniversary to remind each other that the attack on Chibok was an attack on the dreams and aspirations of our young people.

“We stand united in our pledge to resist terror in Nigeria– not just through military means but also through the power of opportunity and the hope of a better future for all”.

Meanwhile, more than 50 of the girls abducted by Boko Haram militants in Nigeria last year were seen alive three weeks ago, a woman has told the BBC.

Friday, 17 April 2015 15:43

Chibok Girls: One Year In Captivity

 

Hope, expectation and tears exacerbate as kidnaped Chibok Girls clocks one year in captivity. Well wishers and concerned Nigerians morn in tears and

 reflect on the pain and suffering of the victims, their friends and families

 

Here is a timeline of significant events since the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls from the town of Chibok in northeastern Nigeria over one year ago

- April 2014 -

– 14: 276 girls, aged from 12 to 17, are seized from the remote town of Chibok in Borno state, northeastern Nigeria.

Boko Haram gunmen storm the girls’ boarding school, forcing them from their dormitories onto trucks and driving them into the bush. Fifty-seven girls manage to flee.

– 29: Parents lash out at the government’s failure to rescue the girls.

- May -

– 1: Hundreds of parents, many dressed in red, protest in Chibok to demand help from the government and other countries.

– 5: Boko Haram’s leader Abubakar Shekau claims responsibility in a video statement for the mass abduction, and vows to sell the girls as slave brides.

– 7: US First Lady Michelle Obama tweets a picture of herself with a sign reading #BringBackOurGirls, joining a social media storm.

The campaign also attracts politicians, actors and other prominent public figures, such as Pakistani education activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai and CNN star anchor Christiane Amanpour.

– 9: Amnesty International claims Nigeria’s military was warned of the school attack but failed to take action due to lack of manpower. The military denies the allegation.

The UN Security Council strongly condemns the mass kidnappings which it says “may amount to crimes against humanity” under international law.

– 10: British, French and US experts provide help for the search operation. China and Israel also offer assistance.

– 12: Boko Haram releases a new video showing about 100 of the missing girls, alleging the teenagers have converted to Islam and will not be released until militants are freed in a prisoner exchange.

– 17: Nigeria and its neighbours Benin, Chad, Cameroon and Niger vow to work together to fight Boko Haram in what Cameroon President Paul Biya describes as a “declaration of war”.

– 21: The United States deploys 80 military personnel to Chad to help regional efforts to rescue the schoolgirls.

– 26: Nigeria’s highest ranking military officer, Chief of Defence Staff Alex Badeh, says they have located the missing teenagers but warns a rescue operation would put their lives at risk.

– 27: News emerges that Nigeria’s former president Olusegun Obasanjo has been in talks with Boko Haram to broker a deal to release the girls.

- June -

– 12: Representatives from Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Benin agree to strengthen joint efforts to find the schoolgirls and defeat Boko Haram.

- July -

– 18: Borno state Governor Kashim Shettima says 176 teachers have been killed and 900 schools destroyed in Borno since Boko Haram began attacking them in 2011, because they are centres of Western education

– 22: First meeting between Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and the schoolgirls’ relatives.

- September -

– 25: Nigeria’s police claim that one of the schoolgirls has been found but elders reject the claim.

- October -

– 14: Protesters mark six months since the abduction with a march on the Nigerian presidency but are blocked.

– 17: Nigeria’s chief security spokesman Mike Omeri says no deal is in place to release the girls after the presidency says a ceasefire deal has been reached with Boko Haram.

Boko Haram chief Shekau later dismisses the ceasefire claim and says all the girls have been “married off”.

- November -

– 14: Boko Haram seizes Chibok. The army recaptures it two days later.

- February 2015 -

– 8: Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai calls for global support to demand “urgent action” to release the girls, on their 300th day in captivity.

- March -

– 6: Work begins to rebuild the kidnapped girls’ school in Chibok.

– 17: Nigeria’s army chief admits there is “no news for now” about the girls’ fate, despite military successes in recapturing towns from the insurgents.

The Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN), Oron invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the institution for 2015/2016 academic session.

Available Programmes:

NATIONAL DIPLOMA

a) Nautical Science (2 Years)
b) Marine Engineering (2 Years)
c) Boat/Ship Building Technology (2 Years)
d) Electrical/Electronics Engineering (2 Years)
e) Hydrography (2 Years)
f) Marine Meteorology and Oceanography (2 Years)
g) Hydrology and Coastal Resources Management (2 Years)
h) Maritime Transport and Business Studies (2 Years)

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
[A] National Diploma [ND] in Nautical Science/Marine Engineering/ Boat & Ship Building Technology/Electrical Electronics Engineering/Hydrography/Marine Meteorology and Oceanography/Hydrologyand Coastal Resources Management:

Applicants must posses the Senior School Certificate [SSC] or its equivalent with at least FIVE CREDIt passes in subjects which must include Mathematics, English Language, Physics, and any two of Geography, Technical Drawing, General Science, and Chemistry, obtained at NOT MORETHAN TWO SITTINGS.

[B] National Diploma [ND] In Maritime Transport & Business Studies:

Applicants must possess at least FIVE CREDIT passes at NOT MORE THAN TWO SITTINGS of the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) or its equivalent. The subjects must inIudeEnglish Language, Mathematics, Economics/Commerce and any two of the following: Geography, Government and Book-Keeping.

Other Requirements for admission into all National Diploma programmes include:

1. Success in the competitive Entrance Examination
2. Success in the Oral/Written Interview following the Entrance Examination.
3. Passing the medical and physical fitness examinations and eye-sight test to be conducted by the Academy’s Medical Doctor.

Applicants must be single and remain single throughout the duration of the programme at the Academy arid be between the ages of 16 and 21 years for 1A (a-b) and between 16 and 25 years for 1 (A) (c), (ci), (e), (f) (g) and (h) by the date of commencement of the session for which they are applying for admission. Applicants awaiting result of the SSCE or its equivalent need not apply.

Note: Candidates are not required to bring recommendation letters from referees.

Admission will be based strictly on:

Conformity with the prescribed age limit;
Possession of the requisite credit passes in the relevant subjects at Senior School Certificate level;
Medical and physical fitness; and
Performance in the competitive Entrance Examination and subsequent written/oral interview.

HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA

a) Nautical Science (2 Years)
b) Marine Engineering (2 Years)
c) Maritime Transport & Business Management (2 Years)
d) Naval Architecture (2 Years)

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

Candidates must:

Satisfy all the requirements for admission into the National Diploma Programme in Nautical Science, Marine Engineering, or Naval Architecture as applicable;
possess a National Diploma in Nautical Science, Marine Engineering or Boat & Ship Building Technology from the Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron or from a recognised institution, with a Cumulative Grade Point Average of not less than 2.50 (Lower Credit); and have undergone a minimum of one year Post-ND Apprenticeship Training or acquired Cognate Work Experience in a relevant establishment or organization.

HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA (HND) IN MARITIME TRANSPORT & BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
Candidates must:

satisfy all the requirements for admission into the National Diploma in Maritime Transport and Business Studies Programme;
possess the National Diploma in Maritime Transport and Business Studies from the Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron or from a recognized institution, with a Cumulative Grade Point Average of not less than 2.50 (Lower Credit); and have undergone a minimum of 12 months [One year] Post-ND industrial attachment for cognate work experience in a relevant establishment or company.

Important Note:  All candidates for the HND programmes must request the schools they attended to send the Transcripts of their Academic Records to the Academy under confidential cover.

POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA

a) Shipping and Transport Management (1 Year)
b) Maritime Transport Technology (1 Year)
c) Maritime Engineering (2 years)

Admission Requirement

1. PGD Shipping and Transport Management (one year)

Applicants must possess a good Honours Degree (B.Sc.) or a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Business or Social Science from a recognised University or Polytechnic.
Membership of relevant Professional body will be an added advantage.
Candidates with qualifications equivalent to (a) above may be considered for admission based on maturity and length of service in the maritime industry.

2. PGD Maritime Transport Technology (one year)

Applicants must possess a good Honours Degree or a Higher National Diploma (HND) in the Physical Sciences or Engineering from a recognised University or Polytechnic.
Membership of relevant Professional body will be an added advantage.
Candidates with qualifications equivalent to (a) above may be considered for admission based on maturity and length of service in the maritime industry.

3. PGD Maritime Engineering (Two Years)

Applicants must possess a good Honours Degree or a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Engineering from a recognised University or Polytechnic.
It Class Marine Engineering Certificate (Foreign going).
Candidates with qualifications equivalent to (a) above may be considered for admission based on maturity and length of service in the Maritime industry.
Membership of relevant professional body will be an added advantage.

Important Note:  All candidates for the PGD programmes must request the schools they attended to send the Transcripts of their Academic Records to the Academy under confidential cover.

How To Apply:

Interested applicants should visit any branch of;
o Access Bank Nigeria Plc
o Diamond Bank Plc
o Ecobank Nigeria
o Entreprise Bank Plc
o Fidelity Bank Plc
o First Bank of Nigeria Plc
o First City Monument Bank
o Guaranty Trust Bank Plc
o Jaiz Bank Plc
o Keystone Bank
o Mainstreet Bank Plc
o Skye Bank Plc
o Stanbic IBTC Bank
o Sterling Bank Plc
o Union Bank Nigeria Plc
o United Bank for Africa
o Unity Bank Plc
o WEMA Bank Plc
o Zenith Bank International

and obtain the application form for just Ten thousand Naira Only (N10,000). Upon successful payment, a receipt will be issued to you by the teller.

Then visit macademyoron.org for online application. After filling the form successfully, print out your receipt.

Entrance Examination/Screening:

You will receive an invitation for screening via Email and SMS. The Screening date will also be made available on the website, so we recommend that you check back frequently for updates.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified
candidates for admission into PRE-DEGREE PROGRAMME of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria for the 2015/2016 Academic Session.

PRE-DEGREE PROGRAMMES ON OFFER
The Pre-degree programme last for one academic session. Each candidate who successfully completes the programme after adequate counseling will choose from the degree programmes listed hereunder. Placements would however depend on performance and available
spaces.

Candidates must also take the 2016 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to be eligible for consideration for admission to the University and must obtain a minimum pass mark as may be agreed upon by the University and the JAMB.

PRE-DEGREE SCIENCE
Biochemistry, Chemistry, Environmental Biology &
Fisheries, Geology, Mathematics, Microbiology, Physics with Electronics, and Plant Science & Biotechnology.

PRE-DEGREE SCIENCE EDUCATION
Biology Education, Chemistry Education, Computer
Science Education, Health Education, Human Kinetics, Integrated Science, Mathematics Education, Physics and Technical Education.

PRE-DEGREE ARTS
Linguistics & Yoruba, Religion & African Culture,
Yoruba, Linguistics, Philosophy & Religious Studies.

PRE-DEGREE ARTS EDUCATION
Adult Education, English Education, History Education, Religious Studies Education, and Yoruba Education.

PRE-DEGREE SOCIAL SCIENCE
Geography & Planning Sciences and Psychology.

PRE-DEGREE SOCIAL SCIENCE EDUCATION
Geography Education, Social Studies Education,
Accounting Education, Guidance and Counseling,
Economics Education, Political Science Education, and Educational Management.

PRE-DEGREE AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE
Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, Animal Science,Forestry and
Wildlife Management, Agronomy and Fisheries.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
PRE-DEGREE ARTS AND PRE-DEGREE ARTS EDUCATION
A minimum of 5 Credit passes at SSCE (NECO or WAEC) obtained at not more than two sittings.These must include English Language, Yoruba, Religious Studies, History/Government.
(A Credit pass in Literature in English will be
required for English Education)

1. DEPARTMENT OF LINGUISTICS AND
LANGUAGE
The five Credit passes must include English Language and Yoruba (for B.A. Yoruba) or any language (for
B.A. Linguistics).

2. DEPARTMENT OF RELIGION AND AFRICAN CULTURE
The five Credit passes must include any of the following: CRK, IRK, Arabic, Government, Nigerian
Languages and two subjects from either Arts or Social Sciences.

3. PRE-DEGREE SCIENCE & PRE-DEGREE SCIENCE EDUCATION
A minimum of five Credit passes at SSCE (NECO or WAEC) obtained at not more than two sittings which must include English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

4. PRE-DEGREE SOCIAL SCIENCE
A minimum of five Credit passes at SSCE (NECO or WAEC) obtained at not more than two sittings. These must include Mathematics, English Language and three other Social Science subjects. Those willing to study GEOGRAPHY AND PLANNING SCIENCE must have Credit in
Geography in addition to two other subjects. Those willing to study PSYCHOLOGY must have Credit in Biology.

5. PRE-DEGREE SOCIAL SCIENCE EDUCATION
A minimum of five Credit passes at SSCE (NECO or WAEC) obtained at not more than two sittings. These must include Mathematics, English Language and three other Social Science subjects. Those willing to study GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION must have Credit in Geography in
addition to two other subjects. A pass in Mathematics is acceptable for Social Studies Education.

6. PRE-DEGREE AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE
A minimum of five Credit passes at SSCE (NECO or WAEC) obtained at not more than two sittings. These must include Mathematics, English Language, Chemistry, Biology/Agric Science and Physics.
NOTE: (a) Credit pass in Economics is required for Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Extension and Rural Development with at least a pass in Physics, (b) Credit pass in Agric Science is required for Agronomy,
Fisheries, Animal Science, Forestry and Wildlife Management with at least a pass in Biology.

7. IMPORTANT INFORMATION
(a) Admission into 100 level from Pre-degree is not automatic.
(b) Pre-degree candidates are required to take the 2016 UTME and obtain the minimum pass mark of UTME for Universities, and as agreed upon by the University.
(c) Admission of candidates will be dependent on their Weighted Average in the two semesters, the UTME score and their ranking with respect to the cut-off marks for the chosen courses.
(d) Any candidate who did not satisfy all the above conditions and still goes on to pay school fees into the university’s Account would forfeit such fund.

8. MODE OF APPLICATION
a. Payment:
Candidates are to pay the sum of Eleven Thousand Naira (N11,000.00) only (inclusive of bank commission/charges) using e-Tranzact
platform at any branch of the banks listed below:

i.Skye Bank Plc.
ii. Access Bank Plc.
iii. First Bank Plc.
iv. Enterprise Bank Plc.
v. Keystone Bank.
vi. Wema Bank Plc.
vii. Zenith Bank Plc.
viii. Stanbic/ IBTC Bank
b. Complete a bank deposit teller indicating full
Name and proposed Faculty of candidates
c. Candidates are to indicate as Account
Number- 2015/2016 AAUA Pre-degree Application Form
d. Obtain the e-Tranzact payment receipt at the point of payment which will contain receipt No and confirmation code.

9. REGISTRATION PROCEDURES
(i) Candidates are requested to log on to the
University website:
http:eportal.aaua.edu.ng and click on 2015/2016
AAUA Pre-degree Application.
(ii) On the Pre-degree Application page, click on
Application payment confirmation and supply e-
Tranzact receipt and confirmation order number
obtained from the bank to confirm your payment.
(iii) Once your confirmation is successful, log in
with your receipt number.
(iv) Fill the Application form appropriately, submit online and immediately print-out an acknowledgement slip.
(v) Candidates are to come to the Examination Hall with the acknowledgement slip.

NOTE:
Candidates are to register online on the University website between 4th May, 2015 and 3rd July, 2015.
Entrance Examination will be conducted on Wednesday, 22nd July, 2015 for Pre-degree Agricultural Science, Science and Science Education and on Thursday, 23rd July, 2015 for Pre-degree Arts, Arts Education, Social Science and Social Science Education candidates at the
University premises by 10.00a.m. each day. 

List of successful applicants for the 3rd edition of PRESSID scholarship award out.

The names of successful applicants are as indicated below;

1. ABDULHAFIZ, ONIMISI USMAN
2. ABDULHAKEEM, ONIMISI MOMOH
3. ABDULJELIL, IYANIWURA ADIO ADEBOLA
4. ABDULRAHMAN, OLAOBAJU
5. ABIODUN, ADESOLA ADETUNJI
6. ADUNOLA, CHRISTIANA FASHOGBON
7. ALOYSIUS, KENECHUKWU EZEILO
8. ATINUKE, OMOTANWA OLALEYE
9. AUSTIN, AKACHUKWU NWOKEDIUKO
10. AYODEJI, AVIS ADENIRAN
11. AYOMIDE, AYEYEMI AKINTAYO
12. BABAJIDE, OLAOLU AKINTUNDE
13. BABAJIDE, YUSUF ONANUGA
14. BAYONLE, AISHAT DAUDA
15. BEST, EDEKI
16. CHARLES, OBIOHA OSUAFOR
17. CHIAMAKA, PEACE UZOEWULU
18. CHIDOZIE, DONALD OJOBOR
19. CHIKA, VICTOR EZE
20. CHIMA, DONATUS UJOATUONU
21. CHIMA, STANLEY EKE
22. CHINEDU, AZUBUIKE AJOKU
23. CHINEDU, JOSEPH NWOKEDIUKO
24. CHISOM, IHUAKU AKAKURU
25. CHISOM, SYLVIA ANYAEZU
26. CHUKWUMA, DAVID IZUOGU
27. DANIEL, OBIORA UDENZE
28. DANIEL, OSETARE IKHALO
29. EBERE, SUNNY CHUKWUBA
30. EMEKA, NDULUE
31. EMMANUEL, OKEOGHENE EFEONAH
32. EMMANUEL, OLUWATOBI OLUGBADE
33. FLORA, TOBI OYINE OKETA
34. GABRIEL, UGOCHUKWU EGBO
35. GIDEON, IDUMAH
36. GIDEON, UCHEHARA
37. HILLARY, ONYEBUCHI ONYISHI
38. HYACINTH, CHIJIOKE ALI
39. IFEANYI, KIZITO MADU
40. IFEOMA, UCHENNA ONUGHA
41. IKENNA, CHRISTOPHER OKWARA
42. ISAIAH, OLABISI ADELABU
43. ISIJOKELU, GIFT IJEH
44. ISRAEL, MAYOMI THOMAS
45. ISRAEL, OLABISI KOIKU
46. IZUNNA, ODINAKA UMEZINNE
47. JIDEOFOR, AMBROSE HENRY ODOEZE
48. JOSEPH, OLUWABUSAYO ADETOYINBO
49. JOSHUA, ADELEKE FOLORUNSO
50. JUDE, IKAZEGBE INWUMOH
51. KINGSLEY, ONYEKACHI EGBO
52. MARTIN, CHINWEOKWU EZE
53. MARTINS, OSHIORIAMHE AINERUA
54. MARYLEEN, ULUAKU NDUBUAKU
55. MORGAN, MANUCHIM WOPARA
56. MOSES, ENWUBIKO UFFOR
57. NNAEMEKA, WALTER CHIME
58. OBIAJULU, COLLINS CHUKWUMA
59. OGADIMMA, DESMOND OKAGU
60. OGECHUKWU, VINCENTIA EZEH
61. OGHENETEGA, JOSHUA ODJEGBA
62. OGHENEYOMA, OGAGAOGHENE ADJEKPIYEDE
63. OGOCHUKWU, KINGSLEY IJEOMAH
64. OKWUNNA, MARYJANE UMEGO
65. OLADAYO, AKINOLA SIYANBOLA
66. OLAKUNLE, SUNDAY ABAWONSE
67. OLALEKAN, PETER OGUNMEFUN
68. OLAMIDE, YOMI KUMAPAYI
69. OLAPEJU, OMOSOLA BADEJO
70. OLUCHUKWU, ROSELINE OBI-ALAGO
71. OLUFISAYO, TITILOPE OSOKO
72. OLUMIDE, OLUSEGUN OSOKOYA
73. OLUWADAMILOLA, AYOTUNDE AYODELE
74. OLUWADARA, ABIDEMI OGUNKOYA
75. OLUWAFEMI, PAUL FALOLA
76. OLUWATOBI, AIKOMO
77. OLUWATOBILOBA, IBUKUN OLADUNNI
78. OLUWATOSIN, MATTHEW ADESANYA
79. ONUORAH, JOSHUA NWANI
80. ONYINYE, CHRISTIANA AZUBUIKE
81. OPEYEMI, LUKUMAN FADIPE
82. OSAGIE, AIWERIOGHENE ERIBO
83. OSEZUA, OBEHI IBHADODE
84. OYEBOLA, OLUWAKEMI OYESOLA
85. OYENIKE, IKEOLUWA OYELEKE
86. PROMISE, OBERORO AKENI
87. SAMUEL, ATU JUNIOR ABOK
88. SAMUEL, CHUKWUEMEKA OLISA
89. SAMUEL, OLUWAGBEMI IYIOLA
90. SCHOLASTICA, CHINELO OLANREWAJU
91. SHERIFAT, OMOKHUWA YESUFU
92. SIKIRU, ADEMOLA ADEWALE
93. SOLOMON, MATHEW ONWUEGBU
94. SOLOMON, OLASUNKANMI ODEYALE
95. STEPHEN, OHIMAI AGBI
96. TAOFEEQ, ALABI BADMUS
97. TEMITOPE, ANUOLUWAPO OLUGBEJE
98. TOLUWALEYI SAMUEL BABALOBI
99. TUMININU, AYOTUNDE LAWANSON
100. UCHECHUKWU, CHUKWUKA ARONU
101. UCHECHUKWU, SANDRA AGBOGWU
102. VICTOR , EMMANUEL SABO 

The general public are hereby informed that the Petroleum Training Institute, Effurun, Delta State application forms into the 2015/2016 academic session is now sales and the application form can be obtained online.

The PTI Admission Sales of Form and Procedure 2015/2016 Announced can be accessed below; See the full details here: PTI Admission Form 2015/2016.

How to Apply PTI Effurun 2015/2016

Step 1. Interested applicants should Pay cash Six Thousand and Eight hundred naira, (N6,800.00) only for PTI Application Form 2015/2016 in any Zenith bank branch, with Account Number: 11012799133.

Step 2. After making payment, obtain the Confirmation Bank PIN equivalent to the amount paid for your APPLICATION FORM.

Step 3. Then Logon to PTI website at; www.pti.edu.ng.

Step 4. When the page loads up, click on the “Apply for admission” to fill in the online form.

For More information, go to the Petroleum Training Institute, Effurun portal and click on Application Procedure or download the prospectus to read the programmes available.

The closing date is 30th April, 2015.
Closing Date for late application: 29th May, 2015 (N7,500).

For admission enquiries mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 08032640578
(Mon – Fri, 9am – 4pm Only). For technical/portal support, mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 08126971127, 08052742813
(Mon – Fri, 9am – 4pm only).

Thursday, 16 April 2015 09:53

NDA Important Notice To 2015 Applicants

This is to inform  all candidates invited for the entrance examination into the Nigerian Defence Academy that they are advised to log on to the NDA Application Portal www.ndaapplications.net to choose the Examination Centre of their choice and print the Examination Slip/Card on or before Monday, 20 April, 2015.

In addition all those who observed errors in their data should try to correct same at this time.

NOTE: The conduct of NDA Entrance Examination for 67 Regular Course is scheduled to hold on Saturday 25th April, 2015.

 With a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.92, Evelyn Nenuwa has emerged the best graduating student of Lagos State Polytechnic 2013/2014 academic session in the Higher National Diploma (HND) programme, beating Adeniyi Azeez and Abeeb Nureni, with CGPAs of 3.86 and 3.84, bagging HND in Mass Communication and Electrical and Electronic Engineering respectively.

Graduating from the Department of Science Lab Technology with option in Chemistry, the Edo State-born Nenuwa got a cash reward for being the best graduating student in her department and also cash prize for emerging the best graduating student of the session by the LASPOTECH administration.

Nenuwa  who was actively involved in politics while in school, explained that she never allowed her post as the Speaker of the National Association of Technology Students, School of Technology, LASPOTECH chapter to distact her studies but rather studied more.

Also,  the counselling she got from her parents and church leaders, also helped her a great deal. She explains that her father who is an ex-Navy Officer, counselled her to avoid peer pressure, manage her time judiciously and above all, move closer to God.

According to her, achieving such laudable feat is the fruit of lot of sacrifice and self-denial. Nenuwa said she avoided distractions on the campus, including having any romantic relationships with males, attending parties and succumbing to peer pressure to indulge in frivolities.

In her words: “I never gave room for distractions. One, I did not get involved in any amorous affair with the opposite sex. Again, I developed a workable reading time table for myself; and I kept to it. My parents  advised me to avoid peer presure but have a strong relationship with God and they  provided all I needed to succeed in my academics because they know the importance of education.

“I developed a workable reading time table for myself; and I kept to it. Studying in Lagos State Polytechnic is not an easy thing if truly one wants to come out with high grade because there are series of assignments to battle with and you have to be in class before 8am and all the students live off campus.  I did not joke with my studies, I always made use of the school library even on weekends since I could not study at home because the environment is noisy and not conducive for studying.”

Lagos State Governor,  Babatunde Fashola urged the graduands of the institution to be confident and create job opportunities, not only for themselves but for others too.

Fashola who was represented by his Special Adviser on Education, Chief Fatai Olukoga stressed further that the Polytechic has impacted on students what will make them stand on their own during their stay in the institution.

He said: “The unemployment rate in Nigeria is quite high with a great pointer to half of the youth population being unemployed, yet, thousands more graduate from our tertiary institutions every year widening the figure. We want our students to leave school as well rounded people that will be able to stand on their own, able not only to work but create job for others.

“However, for decades, the mentality of Nigeria has been  go to school, get good grades and get a job when you graduate, instead preaching to our children to aspire to create jobs from all indications.”

In order to create free flow of information and complaints among students, the Students Affairs Unit of the University has made its compliant boxes available in the security unit of each College of the University.

The boxes are to serve as feedback mechanisms introduced to enable students lodge complaints relating to academic issues.

Meanwhile, credible complaints will be addressed by the Students Affairs Unit.

 

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One of Africa’s renowned Pro­fessor of His­tory and for­mer Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan (UI), Emeritus Professor Tek­ena Tamuno, is dead.

Tamuno died on Saturday, 11th April, 2015 in Ibadan, aged 83.

His death came as a shock to friends and col­leagues as he was said to have recovered and looking healthy after returning from the United States where he received treatment last month.

Tamuno attended St Peter’s School in his hometown of Okrika, Rivers State for primary education. Upon completion he attended Okrika Grammar School. From 1953 to 1958 he studied history at the University of Ibadan before leaving the country in 1960 to continue his studies at Birkbeck, University of London andColumbia University. In 1962 he joined the Department of History at the University of Ibadan where he remains as Professor Emeritus.

In addition to his administrative and teaching career, he is an author and has chaired public service commissions.

Some of his books are Nigeria and Elective Representation (1966); The evolution of the Nigerian state: The Southern phase (1972); Herbert Macaulay, Nigerian patriot (1975); Nigeria: Its people and its problems; amongst others. 

The Federal University of Technology (FUT), Minna, will during its 24th convocation ceremony confer various classes of degrtees to 3,490 graduands.


According to the Vice Chancellor,Prof. Musbau Akanji, the institution would confer 34 graduands with 1st class degrees, 811 with 2nd class upper, while 1,363 would receive 2nd class lower division degrees.

The VC who revelaed that the institution is currently ranked 6th in Nigeria and 57th in Africa by the Global University Ranking stated that the institution would place more emphasis towards boosting its ranking

“The university put in place appropriate measures to discourage examination malpractice. 

The Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) and the De Montfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on how to lift the two institutions to higher level.

The FUTA Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Adebiyi Daramola, who signed on behalf of the university, said the partnership would make it possible for its workers and students to undertake knowledge sharing and skill development that will engender creativity, connections, cultural integration, leadership traits and teamwork.

According to him, the deal will benefit workers and students in the department of Architecture and Industrial Design.

He added that FUTA was already collaborating with other leading universities, including the Fort Valley University, Georgia and the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Tallahassee, both in the United States.



 

Wednesday, 15 April 2015 12:43

Yobe Governor Promises Free Education If…

The Yobe State Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, has promised to declare free education from primary to tertiary level in the state, if the monthly statutory allocation of the state is increased.

Gaidam made the pledge in Damaturu at a meeting with Yobe political stakeholders, who came to felicitate with him over his victory in the just-concluded polls.

He said that the measure was part of efforts of his administration to ensure that Yobe indigenes acquired education, to enable them to realise their potential.

The governor said that the policy would also enable indigenes of the state to acquire the relevant knowledge, skills and training needed to contribute in moving the country forward.

He said that the people of the state would enjoy more dividends of democracy in his second term as “we will invest more in infrastructural and youth development.”

Gaidam said that no society would achieve meaningful development without engaging its youth in socio-economic activities.

The governor decried inadequate funding from the Federation Account, saying that it had been a major factor militating against the development of the state.

He, however, expressed confidence that the APC-led Federal Government would accord priority to addresing the plight of the people, to enhance physical and manpower development in the state

Gaidam said that his administration inherited poor infrastructure in the state from the precious leadership.



 

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Abuja (UNIABUJA), Professor Michael Adikwu, has approved the appointment of Deans, Directors and Heads of Departments for the institution.

He appointed Dr. Peter Adakayi of the Department of Geography as the Acting Dean, Student Affairs; Dr. K.M. Waziri as Acting Dean, Faculty of Law; Professor C.O. Okwudishu of the Faculty of Education as Director, General Studies and Dr Amos Dlibugnaya of the Department of Linguistics as Acting Director Asian Studies.

Similarly the VC approved the appointment of Dr Jude Omeje of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine as the Deputy Dean Student Affair.

Other appointments approved by the Vice-Chancellor are: Dr. Yusuf A Zoaka as Head, Department of Political Science and Deputy Dean, Social Science; Dr. Alli Lukman (Deparment of Medical Biochemisty); Professor S. E. Garba; (Department of Surgery); Dr. Samuel O. Olanrewaju (Department of Statistics);    D r. Abu Mallam (Department of Physics); Dr. Oku Ukpong (Department of Mathematics) and Dr. Julius Ajah (Department of Agricultural Economics & Extension).

Others are Rev. Fr. Dr. A Essien (Department of Philosophy & Religions); Prof. O.N. Maduka-Durunze (Department of Linguistics); Professor Anyanwu, S.O (Department of Economics); Dr. W.O.Gabadeen (Department of Education Management & Planning); Mrs. Fatima Alkali (Department of Private & Islamic Law ); Mr. Aladeitan Olanrewaju (Department of Public & International Law); Dr. Benjamin Okike(Department of Computer Science); Dr. Isaac Obasi ( Public Administration); Dr. Sunday P. Ejaro ( Geography & Environmental Studies); Dr. Philip Akpen(History); Dr. Bahal Margaret(Sociology), Dr. Enem Simon as Deputy Director Entrepreneurship Centre and Dr. Shehu Abdullahi Zuru as Deputy Dean, Faculty of Law.

All the appointments are with effect from the date of their separate letters of appointment, and for a period of two years in the first instance.

Four unidentified Nigerian students on Thursday died from Carbon Dioxide poisoning from a gas leak, in their apartment in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Neighbours said that the landlord’s poor maintenance culture and neglect indirectly led to the deaths.

Two of the deceased were final year medical students who due to graduate July 9.

Their bodies were found at around 12:15am on Thursday.

Nigeria has no embassy and diplomatic representation in Georgia, so the bodies of the deceased are at the mercy of the Georgian state.

Nigerians in Gerogia have urged the Nigerian government to come to their rescue as a similar incident which led to the death of two girls also happened in Kutaisi, another Georgian city.

The bodies are currently at the Federal Forensic Bureau for autopsy.

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