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This super computer would calculate in 1 second what a human would do in 6 billion years

It’s shiny, fast and ultrapowerful. But it’s not the latest Alpha Romeo. A physics laboratory in Tennessee just unveiled Summit, likely to be named the world’s speediest and smartest supercomputer.

Perhaps most exciting for the U.S.? It’s faster than China’s.

The supercomputer — which fills a server room the size of two tennis courts — can spit out answers to 200 quadrillion (or 200 with 15 zeros) calculations per second, or 200 petaflops, according to Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where the supercomputer resides.

“If every person on Earth completed one calculation per second, it would take the world population 305 days to do what Summit can do in 1 second,” according to an ORNL statement.

Put another way, if one person were to run the calculations, hypothetically, it would take 2.3 trillion days, or 6.35 billion years. [9 Super-Cool Uses for Supercomputers]

The former “world’s fastest supercomputer,” called Sunway TaihuLight, can perform 93,000 calculations a second (93 petaflops), while humming away inside China’s National Supercomputing Center in Wuxi.

So, how did Summit become such a giant?

The supercomputer is an IBM AC922 system that’s made up of 4,608 computer servers — each comprising processors (the brains of the computer). But what’s actually going on inside these processors is what makes the difference.

“Summit’s computer architecture is quite different from what we have had before,” Daniel Jacobson, a computational biologist at ORNL, who is working on Summit, told Live Science. For one thing, the computer uses the new Tensor Core feature in its graphics cards (made by Nvidia), which is designed specifically for applications focusing on machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), and to be fast.

Basically, unlike older computer chips, these chips are optimized for a special type of mathematical operation on matrices — or rectangles filled with numbers with rules for adding, subtracting and multiplying the different rows and columns. Computers equipped with AI programs often learn using so-called neural networks, which have several layers in which lower calculations feed into higher ones. And this process requires the heavy use of matrices.

“This is a brand-new feature that has allowed us to break the exascale barrier,” Jacobson said, referring to a processing speed that’s over a billion billion calculations per second.

In addition, Summit has loads of superfast memory (RAM) available on each of its nodes, where localized calculations can take place.

“Each node on Summit has 512 Gb [gigabytes] of RAM and the network that communicates between nodes uses adaptive routing, and is thus incredibly fast, which helps us scale the calculation across all the nodes very efficiently,” Jacobson said. So-called adaptive routing means Summit has some flexibility in how it runs calculations — sort of like networks of brain cells connected to synapses.

And though pricey — a New York Times report puts the cost at $200 million — Summit could deliver big for science: The supercomputer is built to integrate artificial intelligence into its computing, which could make Summit a formidable foe in the battle for answers to some of the world’s most complex mysteries.

“There are many, many scientific uses of this sort of supercomputing capacity,” he said. “Whether this is for new discoveries for bioenergy or new discoveries for precision medicine, many things are now possible that simply weren’t before.”

For instance, just as artificial intelligence programs are being co-opted to learn to pick out cats from images, said Jack Wells, the director of science at ORNL, these AI programs running on Summit could learn to pick out and categorize all kinds of data, ranging from those in biological sciences to physics, such as detections of neutrinos and other particles.

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Femi Falana blasts Muslim Group who threatens to sue his son, Falz

Human rights activist and renowned lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) has dared the Muslims Rights Concern, MURIC, to sue his rapper son, Folarin Falana popularly known as Falz, if they are aggrieved by his trending ‘This is Nigeria’ video.

Recall that the group during the week released a statement, ordering Falz to take down “This is Nigeria” video which, according to them, ridicules their religion because some girls were seen in the footage wearing hijab and dancing Shaku Shaku.

They also threatened to take a legal action against the rapper after the expiration of the ultimatum given to him.

But reacting to the threat, the renowned lawyer told Vanguard that in as much as freedom of speech is constitutionally guaranteed in the country, nobody has the right to threaten another person.

According to him, the video in question contains a lot of messages and desired to be encouraged by anybody who has the interest of this country at heart.

Speaking further, Falana said he has confirmed that his son, who’s also a lawyer by profession is handling the threat within the ambit of the law.

“My son is a lawyer and I have confirmed that he’s handling the threat within the ambit of the law. The video in question contains a lot of messages and it should be encouraged by anybody who has the interest of our country at heart.

“Since the group has threatened to sue him or threatening to sue him. My son has promised that he would meet them in court. I support that decision.

“We all belong to this country, nobody can threaten another person. Freedom of speech is constitutionally guaranteed.

“If you are aggrieved as a result of any publication or record, the appropriate thing for you to do is to go to court. I’d hope that they will go to court at the expiration of the ultimatum given to my son,” said the renowned lawyer.

PERSINALITY OF THE WEEK: Meet Dehlia Umunna, The First Nigerian Professor Of Law At Harvard Law School.

Meet Dehlia Umunna, The First Nigerian Professor Of Law At Harvard Law School.

Dehlia Umunna was appointed Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School (HLS), thus becoming the first Nigerian to achieve the feat. Continue reading PERSINALITY OF THE WEEK: Meet Dehlia Umunna, The First Nigerian Professor Of Law At Harvard Law School.

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA TO PARTNER WITH MARLBORO COLLEGE, ACADEMIC COOPERATION

AUN partners Marlboro College on student exchange, academic cooperation.

TO enhance the educational experience and cross-cultural understanding of students and faculty of the American University of Nigeria, Yola and Marlboro College, USA, both institutions recently entered into partnership. Continue reading AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA TO PARTNER WITH MARLBORO COLLEGE, ACADEMIC COOPERATION

University Of Lagos (UNILAG) to establish Refineries

University Of Lagos (UNILAG) To Establish Refineries.

The University of Lagos, UNILAG, have announced it would soon set up conventional and standard locally-built refineries to boost the nation’s refinery capacity.

The Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, made this known at the 1st Annual General Meeting, AGM, and 2nd Alumni Lecture of the UNILAG Faculty of Engineering Alumni Association.

According to Ogundipe, the students of the school needed to be exposed to refining process as an institution that produced graduates in Chemical Engineering.

According to him, “Committee has been set up to under-study the process from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

“If you go to some of the universities in Texas, when their students graduate, because they have refineries in their universities they do not need to do certain courses when it comes to professional courses. Engineering has left that level of just setting down and starts computing.

“It is now about turning ideas to realities. It is about producing entrepreneurial skills and developing the skills in the life our students.

“We need to develop our students, all of them have skills that are unique to them, and the skills can help them set up their own businesses in future.

“Most of our students can develop application while some are with different skills. As a Vice Chancellor, faculty by faculty I am going to interact with students to encourage them, to develop their skills and we have already gotten the commitment of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, and Bank of Industry, BOI for funds.”

Mysterious snake swallows N36 million at JAMB office

A mystery snake is said to have sneaked into the accounts office of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, in Makurdi, the Benue State capital and made away with N36 million cash.

Before now, JAMB candidates purchased scratch cards from JAMB state offices and other designated centers, to gain access to the Board’s website for either registration or to check their admission status but the reforms introduced by JAMB registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, recommended an end to the use of scratch cards.

A team of auditors was dispatched to different state offices of JAMB to take inventory of the sold and unsold scratch cards and recover whatever money that might have either been generated or mismanaged during the period of the sale of scratch cards.

On their visit to Makurdi office of JAMB, a sales clerk, Philomina Chieshe, told JAMB registrar and his team that she could not account for N36 million she made in previous years before the abolition of scratch cards.

In the course of interrogation, Philomena confessed that it was her housemaid that connived with another JAMB staff, Joan Asen, to “spiritually” steal the money from the vault in the accounts office.

She said: “I was one of the four sales clerks attached to JAMB office in Makurdi. My responsibility was to sell scratch cards to candidates and not involved in handling the revenues. It was the responsibility of Joan Asen and my other senior colleagues. I only remit money when am done selling the cards.

“Few months ago, there was issue of fraud in the Makurdi office. Auditors were sent from Abuja to carefully flip the record books of the office, to perhaps, ascertain the current state of affairs.

“The state Coordinator, Obilo, was not around when the audit team came. But in the course of the audit, N36 million was discovered to have been missing from the account. An investigation was launched. In the course of the investigation, it was discovered that Joan Asen, who is account staff and a lady outside JAMB have connived to steal the money.”

Philomina in her confessional statement said that Joan Asen and her accomplices confessed that they have been stealing the money “spiritually” through a mysterious snake that always sneak into the office to swallow the money from the vault.

According to her “It was a mystery to me too. I have been saving the money in the bank, but I found it difficult to account for it. So I started saving it in a vault in the office. But each time I open the vault, I will find nothing. I became worried and surprised how the millions of Naira could be disappearing from the vault. I began to interrogate everybody in the house and office, and no one could agree on what might have happened to the money. I continued to press until my housemaid confessed. She said that the money disappeared “spiritually”. She said that a “mysterious snake” sneaked into the house and swallowed the money in the vault.”

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Wife Loses 22 years of marriage for wearing trousers

Lagos – A 42-year-old housewife, Fatimot Abiola, on Wednesday in Lagos lost her 22 -year-old marriage to her husband, Rasheed, for wearing trousers against her husband’s wish.

Delivering the judgment, the President of Igando Customary Court, Lagos, Mr Akin Akinniyi said that it appeared that the estranged couple was tired of the marriage and all efforts to reconcile both parties had failed.

Petition for marriage divorce
“Since both parties consented to the dissolution of their marriage, this court has no choice than to dissolve the marriage.

“The court pronounced the marriage between Mr Rasheed Abiola and Mrs Fatimot dissolved, both parties henceforth cease to be husband and wife.

“Both are free to go their separate ways without any hindrance and molestation,” Akinniyi ruled.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Abiola had earlier told the court that his wife wears trousers which he had warned her severally to desist but she refused.

“My mother and I had warned Fatimot severally to stop wearing trouser but she will not listen, I can no longer cope with her way of life and her deviant attitude,” he said.

The 47-year-old custom officer said that his wife was threatening him from marrying another wife.

“Fatimot is threatening to harm me if I make any attempt to marry another woman.

“But Fatimot and I have not been sleeping together as husband and wife for years,” he said.

“She once left the house and never return until after a year,” the estranged husband said.

According to him, he is experiencing depression because he does not have peace of mind.

He begged the court to dissolve the union that he did not love her again, he wants to move on with his life.

However, Fatimot said that her husband kicked against her wearing trouser claiming she wanted to be trading in prostitution.

She said that she never threatened him not to marry another wife.

The mother of three children urged the court to grant her husband’s wish. (NAN)

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Father of 7 accused of raping 3 year old to death sent to prison

You would be wondering what other satisfaction will a married man with 7 children want from an infant, as minor as a three year old. Well, just not too long ago, a father of seven, Abdullahi Sani, was on Thursday docked at a Senior Magistrate court in Kastina for allegedly raping a three year old girl to death.

The 50-year-old resident of Jabiri Quarters, Fantua, was alleged to have committed the offence on October 12.

Sani is now facing rape and culpable homicide charges, which the Police said are in accordance with Section 283 and 221 of Penal Code Law.

While reading the First information Report (FIR), the police persecutor, Inspector Sani Ado stated that, Sani had called the victim who was of the same address, took her to an uncompleted building, covered her mouth and raped her.

“In the process, she died instantly”, he said.

The Police prosecutor however said investigation on the case was ongoing and requested that the case be adjourned to another date.

Abdulkadiri Umar, the Senior Magistrate directed that Sani be remanded in prison custody till December 18, when the case is to come up for mention before Senior Magistrate Falile Dikko.

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Married Lecturer caught in hotel room with female student in Cross River State

It’s not so much of a new news, hearing Lecturers having affairs with students, most especially as a consideration for academic marks/privileges. Same was the story in Cross river State were a married lecturer was arrested yesterday for inviting a female student he was assigned to supervise her final year project to a hidden hotel in barracks road, Igoli Ogoja, Cross River state.

In a video gone viral on social media, the lecturer was caught asking the student, “Have I done any wrong? Then he turned to explained to the officers that he was set for his promotion interview before the female student called him.

The officers then ordered him to their vehicle.

From the video, the man was seen begging to be allowed to go for his promotional interview which he missed due to the arrest.

The lecturer is alleged to be working at the College of Health Technology, Iboko, Yala LGA of Cross River State.

He’s also the HOD of the Laboratory Services Department of General Hospital Ogoja Cross River State.

JAMB NEW CUT-OFF: 120? Shocking!

Mixed reactions have welcomed the new cut off mark for university admission by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) fixed at 120 score.
The board also pegged entry qualifications benchmark into polytechnics, colleges of education and monotechnics at 100. But candidates seeking degree admission into the colleges of education must equally possess 120 like that of the universities. Continue reading JAMB NEW CUT-OFF: 120? Shocking!

UNIVERSITY STUDENTS TO GET FREE WI-FI FACILITY

University students can now enjoy free internet on campus.

The campus free wi-fi initiative is said to be a Corporate Social Responsibility program of Surfwella.

Nigerian University undergraduates across the country will soon start enjoying free wi-fi facility on campus.

Continue reading UNIVERSITY STUDENTS TO GET FREE WI-FI FACILITY

University of Calabar, UNICAL pre-degree programmes admission application form for the 2017/2018 academic session is out.

 

UNICAL pre-degree admission form

The management of the University of Calabar (UNICAL) is inviting qualified and interested members of the public to apply for its 2017/2018 academic session supplementary Pre-Degree  programmes. Continue reading University of Calabar, UNICAL pre-degree programmes admission application form for the 2017/2018 academic session is out.

OAU STUDENT UNION PARLIAMENT SUSPENDS SUG PRESIDENT AND FINANCIAL SECRETARY, P.R.O ISSUES PUBLIC STATEMENT

The controversy that generated over the SUG president purchasing a 14 seated Toyota Hiace bus without the knowledge of other executives and the permission of the Parliament has led to students forming a group to mount pressure on the Parliament Speaker to convene a session. The Parliament Speaker finally convened a session on Monday, June 3rd.  Deliberations in Parliamentary session  saw to the suspension of the President and Financial Secretary over Procedural error and Constitutional Aberration.

Read the details as provided by the Union’s Public Relations Officer. Continue reading OAU STUDENT UNION PARLIAMENT SUSPENDS SUG PRESIDENT AND FINANCIAL SECRETARY, P.R.O ISSUES PUBLIC STATEMENT

OAU GETS NEW DEAN OF STUDENTS’ AFFAIRS, AS FORMER DEAN BECOMES GOVERNORS SPECIAL ADVISER

 

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OAU: DIVISION OF STUDENTS’ AFFAIRS GET NEW DEAN AS PROF. AKINOLA HANDOVER

By Bamidele Williams

Obafemi Awolowo University today appoints Prof.  I. O. Aransi of the department of local government studies, faculty of administration, of the university as the new Dean of students’ affairs. Continue reading OAU GETS NEW DEAN OF STUDENTS’ AFFAIRS, AS FORMER DEAN BECOMES GOVERNORS SPECIAL ADVISER

OAU STUDENT UNION CONDEMNS ATTACKS ON STUDENTS LIVING OFF-CAMPUS, SEEKS COMMISIONER’S INTERVENTION

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GREAT IFE STUDENTS’ UNION

GREAT IFE STUDENTS’ UNION CONDEMNS INCESSANT THREATS TO LIVES, PROPERTY AND GENERAL SECURITY OF STUDENTS IN MAINTENANCE AND IN OTHER PARTS OF TOWN

Great Ife Students’ Union condemns the incessant attacks against students living in Maintenance and in other unsecured parts of Ile-Ife. Continue reading OAU STUDENT UNION CONDEMNS ATTACKS ON STUDENTS LIVING OFF-CAMPUS, SEEKS COMMISIONER’S INTERVENTION

UNICAL SUG SENATE HOLDS 1ST PLENARY SESSION

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON MEDIA AND PUBLICITY.

BY SEN. DANIEL FAITHFUL

🔸 Handing over of Gavel of Justice by Emeritus Senate President

🔸 Senate President Inaugurates absentee Senators

🔸 Senate President Inaugurates Senate Standing and Adhoc Committees

🔸 Executive President Presents 71.9 Million Naira Proposed Budget to Senate for ratification

🔸 Senate Amends First Paragraph of Proposed Budget

🔸 Director of Information to Face Fact Finding Committee

The activities of the 2016/2017 Student Union Government is fast taking shape; as the legislative arm convened its first plenary session with the beginning of the new semester. Continue reading UNICAL SUG SENATE HOLDS 1ST PLENARY SESSION

FUT Minna donates books to UNIJOS

Federal University of Technology (FUT) Minna, has donated 148 titles with 458 volumes of books to the University of Jos which library was gutted by fire late last year.

Vice Chancellor of FUT, Prof Musbau Akanji, said the books were donated because the colossal loss of books and equipment in UniJos was a national calamity.

“A library is a centre of civilisation of all cultures because it is a custodian of knowledge. When a library is burnt, it is like a culture is destroyed. It is not easy to re-build a lost library,” the VC noted.

Responding, the Vice Chancellor of UniJos, Prof. Seddi Sebastian Maimako, applauded FUT Minna for coming to the aid of the institution, adding that the university was encouraged by the kind gesture.

Prof. Maimako, who was represented by the University Librarian, Dr. Stephen Akintunde, assured FUT Minna that the books would be properly channeled and classified for the use of the students.

Prof. Maimako further revealed that the university library was host to six faculties, stating that the institution lost over 60 per cent of its books and equipment to the fire.

He disclosed that the Federal Government, through the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), approved N729 million for the renovation of the library and that construction work would soon commence after the bidding process.
If Nigerian campuses continue like this, we fit now dey yarn about United Nigeria… Gbosa for FUT Minna jare

Bafana Bafana shock Super Eagles in their backyard

Bafana Bafana secured their maiden victory against the Super Eagles in a competitive match on Saturday night Two second half goals courtesy of Tokelo Rantie and Percy Tau, saw the South Africans claim a famous 2-0 away victory over Nigeria. Continue reading Bafana Bafana shock Super Eagles in their backyard

See the MOST SOUGHT AFTER NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES FOR THE LAST 5 YEARS ACCORDING TO JAMB, THE 1ST 3 WOULD SURPRISE YOU

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The University of Ilorin had the highest number of admission applications for any university in Nigeria between 2012 and 2016, admission statistics from the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board show. Continue reading See the MOST SOUGHT AFTER NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES FOR THE LAST 5 YEARS ACCORDING TO JAMB, THE 1ST 3 WOULD SURPRISE YOU

RSU CULTURAL DAY TURNS SOUR, AS CSO STOPS EVENT

The minds of a majority RSU Students were spoilt when in the mid of the cultural celebrations, the school’s Chief Security Officer, intervened when some ‘ethnicals’ began fighting for speculated unequal disbursement of dues. Continue reading RSU CULTURAL DAY TURNS SOUR, AS CSO STOPS EVENT

GREAT IFE STUDENTS’ UNION CONDEMNS COLORED WATER IN THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY

 

Concerning the recent challenge of pipe borne water supply facing the OAU students the Students’ Union Government have moved to make a statement on the issue reassuring students that all shall be well in due time, the press release is as follows: Continue reading GREAT IFE STUDENTS’ UNION CONDEMNS COLORED WATER IN THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY

RIVERS @ 50; A Student’s Perspective. A Must Read!!

                    RIVERS GOLDEN JUBILEE

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                                 Umoh Abraham

              OVERVIEW OF RIVERS STATE

Rivers state is located in the South-South geo-political zone of Nigeria. Rivers State, the treasure Base of the country was created on May 27, 1967 by the General Yakubu Gowon’s administration. Continue reading RIVERS @ 50; A Student’s Perspective. A Must Read!!

UI SHUT AS STUDENTS PROTEST AGAINST MANAGEMENTS INABILITY TO PROVIDE I.D CARDS AND BAN ON ELECTRICAL COOKING APPLIANCES

By DANIEL FAITHFUL M.

The Management of the University of Ibadan resorted to shutting the institution down to prevent a breakout of violence and destruction as students conducted themselves for a peaceful protest yesterday, May 27th, 2017. Continue reading UI SHUT AS STUDENTS PROTEST AGAINST MANAGEMENTS INABILITY TO PROVIDE I.D CARDS AND BAN ON ELECTRICAL COOKING APPLIANCES

CROSS RIVER AT 50: THE SAD TALE OF THE STUDENTS, 13MILLION AND THE COMMISIONER. (Detailed Eye Witness Report)

3 STUDENTS; 2 UNICAL AND 1 CRUTECH STUDENT SHOT.

13 MILLION NAIRA PROMISED TO STUDENTS.

1 MILLION NAIRA PROVIDED FOR STUDENTS TO SHARE.

BY DANIEL FAITHFUL M.

Even though the details of  27th May; that for some would remain a ‘Black Saturday‘ is cumbersome, I would like to present the details chronologically: Continue reading CROSS RIVER AT 50: THE SAD TALE OF THE STUDENTS, 13MILLION AND THE COMMISIONER. (Detailed Eye Witness Report)

LAGOS AT 50: LAGOS TURNS UP IN STYLE

LAGOS CELEBRATES ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY IN GRAND STYLE

By Orhungul ‘OD’ Usha

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The history of Nigeria and its beautiful people is littered with historical events with some glorious, noteworthy, and joyful while some others, tragic. The year 1967 would be forever etched as one of the darkest years in Nigerian history in the hearts of Nigerians as the massacres that would go on to birth the Nigerian civil war took place. 50 years later and Nigerians are celebrating the date, not because of its tragedies however but because the country’s most enterprising state, Lagos state was created.

Continue reading LAGOS AT 50: LAGOS TURNS UP IN STYLE

OOU Excursion Disaster: Tears Flow As OOU NASS President Is Finally Buried

Excursion Disaster: Tears Flow As OOU NASS President Is Finally Buried

By Aina Tolulope

The late President of National Association of science Students (NASS) OOU Ago – Iwoye Chapter, Comrade Adefuwa Christopher has been laid to rest on Sunday, May 28 2017 at his home town in Ijebu Isiwo.
Continue reading OOU Excursion Disaster: Tears Flow As OOU NASS President Is Finally Buried

LAUTECH CLOSURE: OSUN STATE GOVERNOR SAYS IS FINANCIALLY INCAPABLE TO RUN THE UNIVERSITY

OSUN STATE GOVERNOR, RAUF AREGBESOLA SAYS THAT THE STATE IS ‘FINANCIALLY INCAPABLE’ OF RUNNING LAUTECH.

Osun state governor, Rauf Aregbesola has openly lamented about the crisis his government is having with students of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology(LAUTECH). The institution has been shut down for months now due to the government’s inability to release funds.

Gov.Rauf Aregbesola

Students of LAUTECH have been holding several protests with the latest being occurring last Wednesday and Thursday. They stormed the state capital, Osogbo, wielding placards and condemning the government’s attitude towards the problem. The protest totally shut down activities in the state capital as vehicular movements were halted for over eight hours.

In response, Aregbesola denied statements that his government was not concerned with the issue, he revealed that the problem could not be tackled due to poor finances. He told journalists during a media night out in the Government House, which was part of activities to commemorate his 60th birthday, that “this is not a matter of not having interest in LAUTECH. With the economic realities on ground, I cannot continue with the pattern of funding the school because we are financially incapacitated”.

Meanwhile students of LAUTECH have resorted to sleeping on the streets in protest of the indefinite closure of their school

He further stated;

“I am incapable. The funds are not just there. Though I still make contributions and my deputy governor is here to testify that I still sign cheques to make payment every month to LAUTECH. It is small. It is not a matter of interest, but incapacity. The failure of the management to live within its means is another issue”.

“We stop giving financial support to Osun State University (UNIOSUN), an institution with about 12,000 student population about three years ago and the university is still running on its own till today. The population of LAUTECH is about 33,000 and the difference between the tuition fees being paid by LAUTECH and UNIOSUN is not much,”

However, he disclosed that a private audit firm had been commissioned by both Oyo and Osun, co-owners of the University, to carry out a total audit of the institution’s management and finances.

PROF. YEMI OSIBANJO DEMOCRACY DAY SPEECH

DEMOCRACY DAY SPEECH BY HIS EXCELLENCY, PROF. YEMI OSINBAJO, SAN, THE ACTING PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, COMMEMORATING THE SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF THE BUHARI ADMINISTRATION, MAY 29, 2017

Dear Nigerians, I bring you good wishes from President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, who as we all know is away from the country on medical vacation.

Continue reading PROF. YEMI OSIBANJO DEMOCRACY DAY SPEECH

LASU BEST GRADUATING STUDENT, WELCOMES BABY FEW HOURS AFTER CONVOCATING

Few hours after graduating as Lagos State University’s best graduating student, at the university’s 21st convocation held on Wednesday, March 22, 29-year-old Mrs Elizabeth Orefuwa welcomed a baby girl with her husband. Continue reading LASU BEST GRADUATING STUDENT, WELCOMES BABY FEW HOURS AFTER CONVOCATING

STUDENTS WITH LESS THAN 0.5 CGPA SHOULD BE EXPELLED – PMB

Over the weekend the University of Portharcourt held it’s 31st Convocation ceremony.  President Muhammadu Buhari (represented by the Minister of State for Education, Prof.
Anthony Onwuka)  during his speech directed Vice-Chancellors to expel students in tertiary institution who fail to make  a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) greater than 0.5 out of the maximum 5 points. Continue reading STUDENTS WITH LESS THAN 0.5 CGPA SHOULD BE EXPELLED – PMB

2017 NYSC BATCH A TIMETABLE

The 2017 National Youth Service Corps, NYSC Batch ‘A’ Mobilization timetable is out .

NYSC Batch ‘A’ Mobilization Timetable

The National Youth Service Corps has commenced the mobilization for the 2017 Batch “A” service year. See the time table for the 2017 batch “A” mobilization exercise below.
Continue reading 2017 NYSC BATCH A TIMETABLE

Mr and Miss UNICAL 2017, MEET THE FINALISTS

The 2017 Edition of Mr and Miss UNICAL has been underway, with lots of activities that has put the contestants to their best.

The event powered by the Office of The Director of Socials in collaboration with

Fidelity Bank, Sel D’Afrique, Teddies and KampusAreaBlog.

Meet the Beautiful Faces and Intellient minds…

 

 

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1. Bisong Treasure Okibe,19 year old student of Medicine and Surgery who has a passion for modelling.   Hobbies Reading, singing, talking, motivational chats with friends, dancing, traveling, trying new things. 

On what Blessing hopes to achieve through #MMU2017: Blessing hopes to achieve great success in becoming a great leader with the help of AIESEC, I should be able to impact and improve others,  I should achieve the zeal of being focused in life and never giving up no matter the circumstances. I will be able to discuss on my SDGs wherever or whenever I’m told to, I will also improve on my modelling skills, learn new dance steps, learn how to be strong, bold, confident. And effective time management.

2. Anna Mbua Obi, 18 year old contestant who loves singing and writing poems.

Role Model: Jesus Christ.

Philosophy:  Yesterday’s dream is today’s reality, make everyday count.

What do you hope to achieve through #MMU2017? When I become Miss UNICAL, I’ll strive to utilize this platform using it as a steppimg stone to achieve my dreams and while doing this be a role model and mirror to those around me.

3. Henry Okimmonye, 22 year old student of Medicine and Surgery who loves reading, writing, listening to music and playing basketball.

Role Model: Dr. Strive Masiyiwa(Kenyan)

Philosophy: We don’t get off life trophies today for yesterday’s victories.

 

4. Mfonobong Essien Morgan, 20 year old Vocational education student who has a strong fashion to be a fashion illustrator.
Hobbies; singing, designing, dancing and cooking
What do you hope to achieve through #MMU2017Through Mr and Miss unical platform my greatest achievement won’t just rest with the crown but to implement my SDG 10 in our very own society with the support of AIESEC.

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RETURN TO ALMAMATER: Senator DINO MELAYE EATS AT A LOCAL RESTAURANT IN ABU

According to His official Instagram Page, Senator Dino Melaye shared pictures of him eating  Amala and Ewedu soup at a local restaurant in Ahmadu Bello University.

Senator Dino Melaye

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FEMALE STUDENT OF UNIVERSITY OF GHANA COMMITS SUICIDE BY JUMPING FROM BALCONY. (GRAPHIC PHOTOS)

A 400 level student of the University of Ghana has allegedly committed suicide by jumping from her balcony in the early hours of Wednesday, March 8th.

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STUDENT OF LEAD UNIVERSITY IBADAN SENTENCED TO DEATH BY HANGING. (READ DETAILS)

A 200 level student of Lead City University, Ibadan, Moshood Owolabi, has been sentenced to death by hanging for stabbing his fellow student to death.
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BUHARI’S CABINET MEMBER NAMED AS SPONSOR OF ALLEGED EXTREMIST GROUPN IN OAU – DEAN OF STUDENT AFFAIRS.

 

Source Vanguard

Ile-Ife (Osun) – Prof. Grace Akinola, the acting Dean, Student Affairs (DSA), Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, says only one group is recognised as Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN)‎ on the campus. Akinola made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday, in Ile-Ife. She said that a muslin group alleged to be operating like extremist was not recognised and had been warned to stop their activities. Continue reading BUHARI’S CABINET MEMBER NAMED AS SPONSOR OF ALLEGED EXTREMIST GROUPN IN OAU – DEAN OF STUDENT AFFAIRS.

#UTME2017: CYBER CAFÉ OPERATORS CALL ON SENATE TO INVESTIGATE NEW POLICY BY JAMB

The Association of Educational Services and Cyber Café Operators (AESCCO) has written to the Senate protesting the policy by JAMB that Cyber cafe operators will not be allowed to register candidates for the 2017 UTME. Continue reading #UTME2017: CYBER CAFÉ OPERATORS CALL ON SENATE TO INVESTIGATE NEW POLICY BY JAMB

#BeBoldForChange: International Womens Day 2017 in Nigeria and beyond

By Orhungul ‘Odee’ Usha

International Women’s Day

A lot of people around the world woke up today oblivious to the fact that today was not just “another day” but the day we set aside to celebrate our ‘heroes without capes’ worldwide, Women. Continue reading #BeBoldForChange: International Womens Day 2017 in Nigeria and beyond

BUHARI DIRECTS TETFUND TO INJECT 24 BILLION INTO 12 VARSITIES.

 

Source:  Wukari (Taraba)Vanguard Newspapers

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday directed the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) to inject N2 billion into each of the 12 new universities established by the Federal Government in 2011. Buhari, who spoke as a visitor to the maiden convocation of the Federal University, Wukari in Taraba, said that the amount was to fund critical infrastructure in the institutions.

The President who is Currently on vacation
The President who is Currently on vacation

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AMVCA 2017: See full list of winners

By Orhungul ‘ODee’ Usha

“76”, “Oloibiri”, Rita Dominic and Funke Akindele win big at the 2017 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards

amvca-2017

“Which musician do you know is having AMVCA?” goes the popular line from the hit track Bad baddo baddest. Well, the AMVCAs are here yet again and though no musician won an award it was a ceremony for the ages. We therefore bring to you the winners from The fifth edition of the prestigious Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards which held on March 4, 2017.
The event which held at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island Lagos, was hosted by IK Osakioduwa and Minenhle ‘Minnie’ Dlamini. Continue reading AMVCA 2017: See full list of winners

UNICAL CONVOCATION: INFORMATION TO GRADUANDS.

UNICAL Convocation: Information to Graduands

University of Calabar, UNICAL  30th Convocation Ceremony: Important information to graduands up to and including the 2015/2016 sessions.

UNICAL Important information to graduands

Following the publication of the Univeristy of Calabar, UNICAL 30th Convocation Ceremony Programme of Events, the authorities of the institution release some important information to all Graduands of the institution as regards the coming event.

Academic Gowns

Gowns are to be obtained from Faculty Officers on the payment of a deposit of 5,000.00 (Five Thousand Naira only). A refund of 1,000.00 (one Thousand, naira only) will be made on return of the gown. Gowns not returned by March 14 2017 will attract a fine of 1,000.00 (one Thousand naira only) per day. Defaulters will have their Certificates withheld or and reported to their places of NYSC primary assignment.

For Graduate School graduands, the following will apply:

  • Outright Purchase of Academic Gowns:
  • Ph.D New Gown = 35,000.00each Old Gown = 30,000 each
  • Masters Outright purchase = 25,000
  • Hiring of Graduate Gowns Post Graduate Diplomas (PGD) = 10,000.00 only Masters = 15,000.00 only

Invitation Cards to Parents/Guardians

Two invitation cards per graduand will be issued by the Faculty Officer. Each Graduand is entitled to two guests.

PROCESSION

  • Graduands are to be fully robbed and seated at Abraham Ordia Sports stadium by 9.30am. Graduands who are not robbed will not be allowed into the convocation venue.
  • Nobody including graduands and their parents/guardians will be allowed into the convocation venue after 10am.
  • Only accredited photographers will be allowed into the stadium
  • All small scale business operators, including photographers, video operators, food/drink vendors, clothes/shoes retailers etc wishing to do business on campus on the said day are to pay N2,000.00 only to any Commercial bank with UNICAL CBN Remita A/C no 0050217461078 from Monday 6th March, 2017 obtain a teller and forward same to the office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Admin) for the issuance of receipts for such payments.
  • Other interested business operators will pay between N50,000 – N250,000.00 as the case maybe into the aforementioned account.
  • All vehicles entering the campus on that day will pay N500.00 only as permit/parking fee. Members of the University of Calabar Community will only be allowed entry on presentation of a valid UNICAL ID card. All are please advised to comply to avoid embarrassment.

The University of Calabar administration looks forward to welcoming all her well-wishers to the Convocation ceremonies.

Live Broadcast on Channels Television
Time: 12 noon

Live Streaming on YouTube Link:
https//www.youtube.com/user/legacybossng/Live

For more information, please contact
fobi@unical.edu.ng,
enquiries@unical.edu.ng,
info@unical.edu.ng,
registrar@unical.edu.ng

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UNICAL 30TH CONVOCATION CEREMONY , PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

University of Calabar, UNICAL  30th Convocation Ceremony programme of events.

UNICAL Convocation Ceremony

The Vice Chancellor, Professor Zana Itiunbe Akpagu, on behalf of the Senate, Staff and Students of the University of Calabar cordially invites the general public to the 30th Convocation Ceremony for the Conferment of First Degrees, Higher Degrees and award of Honorary Degrees as well as the award of Diplomas and Prizes to its graduands up to and including the 2015/2016 sessions as follows:

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UNICAL SUG ELECTIONS 2017 :DEAN OF STUDENTS AFFAIRS INAUGURATES ELECTORAL COMMISSION.

SUG: Dean Of Students Inaugurate CUECO

By: Onun Endurance (NUCJ)

The Dean of Students Affairs, Professor Felix Akpan, yesterday inaugurated the Calabar University Electoral Commission (CUECO). Continue reading UNICAL SUG ELECTIONS 2017 :DEAN OF STUDENTS AFFAIRS INAUGURATES ELECTORAL COMMISSION.

ACTIONS FROM THE MR. AND MISS UNICAL 2017 AUDITIONS [PHOTOS]

ACTIONS FROM AUDITION DAY TWO

By NDIFON HENRY

Yet again was the second audition of the prestigious Mr and Miss UNICAL Pageant which held on the 25th of february 2017 at the S.U.G Senate chambers, Malabor Students centre. The audition started at about 12:45 pm with contestants from the various faculties of the university vying for the highly adored position. Continue reading ACTIONS FROM THE MR. AND MISS UNICAL 2017 AUDITIONS [PHOTOS]

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