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.”
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)
Here’s a bit to know about the Artiste, Oluwa Benny.
INTERVIEWER: A brief introduction about yourself
OLUWA BENNY: My name is Wagoha Ebenezer Chimene popularly known as oluwa benny…(my music name)
INTERVIEWER: What led you into Music?
OLUWA BENNY: my love and I’m naturally grinded into it
INTERVIEWER: So how do you blend both Music and Education
OLUWA BENNY: yea i believe in time for everything but i have a deep passion for music but i still make my education my piriority
INTERVIEWER: Ok just tell us a bit about your newest hit
OLUWA BENNY: ok
BLACK MAGIC is one of my single(third single)
that was mixed and mastered by dsbeats.
INTERVIEWER: Any info about it?
OLUWA BENNY: it dropped officially on phcitypromo and other websites on Monday 2nd october and the links to the song
INTERVIEWER: What led you to title it ‘Black Magic’? What’s the inspiration?
OLUWA BENNY: the song was inspired by an african lady who values the black culture
INTERVIEWER: Any hint on who?
OLUWA BENNY: it remains undisclosed for now🙏
INTERVIEWER: A line of your New hit?
OLUWA BENNY: “girl i say kibumbum kibumbum ki the girls them like the black magic ehh”
INTERVIEWER: Who’s your role model? Who you look up to in Music?
OLUWA BENNY: My role model is Ycee and Burna Boy
INTERVIEWER: Any reason for this?
OLUWA BENNY: I love their musical concept and I’m in their line of music
INTERVIEWER: So which line of music are you into?
OLUWA BENNY: HIP POP, Agro Pop and Ghana Alkaida
INTERVIEWER: What are your expectations after this New single of yours?
OLUWA BENNY: I’m expecting more downloads from my fans and higher heights.
INTERVIEWER: So what have you got to say to your fans, Fam and well wishers?
OLUWA BENNY: I want to say a big thank you to my fans for believing in me and my advice is “never give up on yourself”.
your struggle now pays later.
The Calabar University Medical Students Association Games began on a very high note on Friday, 20th October at the Abraham Ordia Stadium, University of Calabar. The games began with a match between Association of Resident Doctors UCTH-Chapter and the CUMSA All Star team and an invitational inter-faculty (4*100)relay race.
The Games was officially opened with a kick-off by the Dean of Faculty Of Medicine, Prof. Victor Ansa. Other dignitaries were; Deputy Dean, Dr. Odey , ARD-UCTH President, Dr. Akan Ekereuke, ARD-UCTH President and Editor in Chief National Association of Resident Doctors, Dr. Ekpoke Ejike, Dr. Henry Okpara (former H.O.D.) Chemical Pathology and past CUMSA president, Dr.Ogar Emmanuel. Also were Student Union Government Executives, SUG vice President, Director of Sports, Director of Information, Financial Secretary and Former Attorney General of the Students Union Government.
The Match between the ARD and CUMSA all Star Team was action packed an all thrilling, with a goal for the CUMSA team on the third minute, by Ukeme Samuel of the C1A class. The ARD team showed resilience having 3 former CUMSA Presidents featuring for them, Dr. Antigha Cobhams, Dr. Jerry Ani and Dr. Emmanuel Ogar. Superb ball play came from Dr. Okeke who got a shot at goal that hit the wood work after a wonderful run-up, the rebound was converted to an equalizer by Dr. Jerry Ani at the 34th Minute. The game ended in a 1-1 draw with the trophy going to the ARD team for superior performance.
The spectators were yet to get their breath back before the start of the Invitational relay.
Invitational 4*100 relay Girls
The race feautured 3 faculties and the following were the order of results.
1st LAWSAN ( faculty of Law).
2nd CUMSA (faculty of Medicine)
3rd FABAMSSA (faculty of Basic Medicals.
Invitational Relay Boys.
The race feautured 5 faculties. With an early lead from the Faculty Of Education, but for Eyo Akwa(2016 200m Gold Medalist) who took the 2nd curve for the CUMSA team delivering Baton first to Oshie Emmanuel(2016 100m gold medalist). And an error from the Faculty Of Education team in the exchange area for the last 100meter stretch, Oshie Emmanuel capitalised under the deficit to give a gold medal with a wide margin.
1. CUMSA (faculty of Medicine)
2. LAWSAN (faculty of Law)
3. FAMEDSA (faculty of Allied Medicals)
4. FABAMSA (faculty of Basic Medicals)
5.NUESA Faculty of Education
Day one ended with a match between the PC1 (year 2 ) and C1B (junior year 4)
PC1 VS C1B
The match was balanced with these two teams evenly matched, but for a counter attack being converted to a goal for the C1B class in the 12th minute, by Utibe Udofia an assist from Ewa Anthony(Ishuz).)
Oshie Emmanuel(PC1) was removed from the game for injuries sustained after a collision in the 1st half, being replaced by Callistus(Kaka) who was unable to provide his team with an equalizer. Anselem Uduak (C1B) was man of the match.
PC1 Vs C1B
The second day of the Games began with the table tennis tournament featuring two players from each class (12 players) who went through 3 rounds before a final round.
Table Tennis Players.
Premed(Year one): Nwachukwu Precious and Ibe Frank. PC1(Year 2): Okwueze Kenneth and Iron Bar Victor. C1B(Junior year 4): Donald Ekong and Gilbert Dede. C1A(Senior year 4): Caleb Odogwu and Oyedikachi Kingsley Umoh (OKU). C2(year 5): Nathan Sinebari and Richard Adolphus. C3(year 6): Emana Alexis and Adinya Mike.
After the First round, 6 players proceeded to the Second round.
Emana Alexis Vs Donald Ekong
Nathan S. Vs Gilbert Dede
Ken Obi. Vs OKU
After the Second Round 3 players emerged for the third round to produce a 3 place winner.
Nathan Sinebari C2
Donald Ekong C1B
Nathan Sinebari was placed 3rd.
Donald Ekong faces Onyedikachi Kingsley Umeh in a fierce final battle edging out OKU to take gold after winning the two Seniors round.
Donald Ekong C1B
Onyedikachi Kingsley Umeh C1A
MATCH DAY TWO
C1A(senior year 4) VS PC1(year 2).
The C1A class who were Second at the last CUMSA GAMES FOOTBALL came into the match with an injury ridden squad with two of their top strikers being unavailable for the match and also the PC1 suffered from fatigue problems after playing the previous day.
The match was brilliant and evenly matched with the PC1 class struggling to at least pick a point or all 3 points to save themselves. Both teams lacked an attacking teeth to get a goal. The match ended in a 0-0 draw. With Irom Ekong Man of the Match.
PREMED(year 1) VS C3(final year)
The final year class came into the game with much confidence being drawn against the 100 level class who had no experience at the tournament. The Premed class were up-to a surprise start mounting pressure in the opening minutes.
The C3 class had the day with a goal from Jokah George assisted by Emana Alexis in the 23rd minute.
The PREMED class were unable to find the back of the net despite excellent performance from Ategwu Joseph.
Match ended with a 1-0 win for the final year class, with Emana Alexis being the man of the Match for a star performance.
The Long distance races also took place, Male (1500m) and Female (800m)
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!→
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.
The leadership of the Student Union Government, led by Comr. Afufu Anthony has seen to the installation of brand new television sets in all halls of residence and also satellite television (DSTV ) Decoders and subscription.
The residents of Hall 4, Malabor, one of the hostel that for some time has been ignored and poorly maintained and leading to its long-standing dilapidated state has finally come alive, after the intervention of the Vice-Chancellor who saw to the full renovation and repainting of the hostel block.
The road to the final elections into the University of Benin Student Union Government was Long and Tedious. All lot of heat was generated in the process, candidates seeking election campaigned massively employing social media in this years election. The election process which came up quickly to the surprise of many finally came to a successful end as students from various faculties assembled to elect their choose candidates at polling units.
KampusAreaBlog Team provided Minute to minute report of the election process at various polling units.
The Students’ Affairs division, Ugbowo campus, finally gave the final results presented by the Dean of Student Affairs, Prof. Osadolor announced the popular Comrade Osemu as the president of the SUG. See full list below
FINAL RESULTS AS DECLARED BY THE DEAN OF STUDENTS.
(OGBIDI OSEMUMUDIAMEN ELVIS)
(FRANCES OKOGWU IFEOMA)
Assistant Secretary General
(IRENEN RAPHAEL EFE)
PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
DIRECTOR OF SOCIALS
(ARIGBE U. JOSHUA)
DIRECTOR OF SPORTS
(GLORIOUS .O. Charles)
Congratulations to the 2017 SUG Executives From The KampusAreaBlog Team.
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
As part of efforts to mark this year’s Rivers State University SUG week, a line up of events was rolled out with the Jean Carnival on Monday, Youth summit on Wednesday, Old school on Thursday, Rag day on Friday, Cultural day on Saturday, Thanksgiving on Sunday.
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.
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.
The Rivers State University (SUG) through Office of the Director of Socials in collaboration with Hustlers Empire Entertainment has released its nominees list for the RSU Awards 2017. There are 21 categories,
The long awaited biggest campus event is already here. The Rivers State Universitity Student community is all set for this years edition of the Student week. The student week organised by the Director of Socials Adokiye Tamunosikima.
The SUG students week is scheduled to begin today, Monday 29th May 2016.
Details of the 2017 Student week Activities:
Monday: Jean/Mask Carnival
Tuesday: Sports Grand Finale
Wednesday: Rivers State Youth Summit
Thursday: Old School Day
Friday: Rag day/ Award/ Pageantry Night
Saturday: Cultural Day
The Director of Socials who stated that the Student week was an annual tradition He said “The student Union week is an annual ritual as stipulated in the school’s calendar
It is a week set aside for Students to ease them of the tremendous classroom stress
in all it’s a week of fun”. He also added that this years edition was going to be the best for students to remember in years to come.
For now all roads leads to Love garden for the commencement of the Jean and mask carnival!