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Saturday, October 5, 2019

Recruitment into The Nigerian Army 2019

This is to inform the general public and interested qualified candidates that the online registration for the 79 Regular intake for both Trades/Non Trades men and women will commence on 7 October 2019 and end 29 November 2019.


Method of Application In the 2019 Recruitment of Nigerian Army
Interested Candidates are to;

Apply online at the recruitment portal http://recruitment.army.mil.ng

 log on to the above link using username and password.

Complete application form, submit online and print a copy, then print and fill the guarantor form as appropriate.

Come along to the designated recruitment centre with copies of application and guarantor form.

Applicant mist be a Nigerian by birth, and posses National identity card.

Must possess a minimum of 4 credits in not more than 2 sittings in WASSCE/NECO/NABTEB/GCE one of the credits must be English language.

In addition to the above qualification, those Apple as trades men/women must also possess OND/TRADE TEST/CITY and Guild certificate details are available on the website.

Applicants must be between ages 18-22years  for non trades men/women while trades men/women must be between the ages 18-26 by 21 December 2019.

Applicant must not be less than 1.68 metres and 1.62 metres tall for male and female applicants respectively.

Knowledge of additional Nigerian languages other than mother tongue is an additional advantage.
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How Do I Check Admission Status On Jamb CAPS

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Central Admission Processing System (CAPS) also known as Jamb CAPS is a platform created to ensuring quality control, transparency and credibility of the admission process.

The Central Admission Processing System (CAPS) is expected to make provision for a ‘market place’ in the JAMB portal where institutions can go and ‘request for students in Nigeria who score their cut off points.’

The system is such that institutions can only admit those who meet their cut off points. If a candidate fails to meet the cut off mark, that student would certainly be denied admission irrespective of the candidate’s connection.

The JAMB CAPS for the 2019/2020 admission exercise is now active. Candidates can now monitor their admission status and easily know when they have been offered an admission. Once a candidate has been offered admission on JAMB CAPS, such candidate is required to do either of two things; to accept the admission or to reject it.

Schools have already started uploading their Admission Lists on JAMB Portal. We therefore advise candidates to closely monitor their admission status on JAMB CAPS so as to do the needful as soon as possible.

Some schools may not publish list of admitted candidates on their own portal or notice board. So for candidates that applied for admission in such schools, the only way to know when they have been offered admission is to check their admission status on JAMB CAPS.

TO CHECK ADMISSION STATUS ON JAMB CAPS 

Visit: http://www.jamb.org.ng/efacility/ and login with your registered email address and password to access your dashboard
After Successful login, locate the "Admission Tab" on the left hand side on the page, Click on it to reveal the drop down menu which contains the "Check Admission Status Button"
Click on the Check Admission Status Button under the Admission Tab button.

Select your Examination Year from the Drop-Down and provide your JAMB Registration Number in the column required
Click on the "Check Admission Status Button" and wait for your admission status to be displayed.

If you have been admitted you will get a response with your Photo Image being displayed and a text Congratulating you on your admission offer, But if you are not offered any admission yet you will get a text response with "Sorry No Admission has been Given Yet"
If you have been offered admission, you can proceed to ACCEPT OR REJECT ADMISSION

Using Mobile Device:
Note: If you are using a phone, you may not see the option to check your Admission Status on CAPS. Most phone users may only see the welcome message. The caps page shows only welcome because it requires you to use desktop mode to view the complete page. This is why the chrome browser is recommended if you are a using a phone. All you need to do is go to Chrome option and choose request desktop site for the complete page to display as explained below:

Go to http://www.jamb.org.ng/efacility/.
Login with your registered Email and Password.
Locate and click on ‘Check UTME/DE Admission Status on CAPS‘.
You will be welcomed with a white screen

Select the three doted line at the top right-corner of your browser ( i.e. ⋮) and then tick ‘Desktop site‘.

Select ‘Admission Status‘ on the left panel.
Locate and click on the ‘Search‘ button in front of your JAMB Registration Number to load your profile.
You can now accept/reject your admission offer under ‘Admission Profile’

Note: the full meaning of JAMB CAPS is Joint Admission and Matriculation Board. Central Admission Processing System 
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Admission List for Delsu 2019 2020 Session

Admission List for DELSU (Delta State University) 2019 2020 aacdemic session has just been released. Candidates who applied and participated for admission in Delta state university, Abraka and in the screening exercise can proceed to check if they have been offered admission.

The names of admitted candidates hase been uploaded online and it's now available on the school's portal.

Candidates are to follow the procedure below to check their admission status.

How To Check DELSU Admission List

Candidates are to visit: https://delsu.edu.ng/printadmin.aspx
Enter your JAMB Registration Number in the space provided
Click on "Print" and proceed to view and print your admission details
Candidates who have been offered admission are to  proceed to JAMB CAPS and click"ACCEPT" or "REJECT" to indicate acceptance or rejection of the admission offer.

NB : Clicking"REJECT" is an indication that the offer of admission has been rejected by candidates

For procedure on how to access your admission status on JAMB CAPS,

Visit: http://www.jamb.org.ng/efacility/ and login with your registered email address and password to access your dashboard
After Successful login, locate the "Admission Tab" on the left hand side on the page, Click on it to reveal the drop down menu which contains the "Check Admission Status Button"
Click on the Check Admission Status Button  under the Admission Tab button.

• Select your Examination Year from the Drop-Down and provide your JAMB Registration Number in the column required
Click on the "Check Admission Status Button" and wait for your admission status to be displayed.

• If you have been admitted you will get a response with your Photo Image being displayed and a text Congratulating you on your admission offer, But if you are not offered any admission yet you will get a text response with "Sorry No Admission has been Given Yet"
If you have been offered admission, you can proceed to ACCEPT OR REJECT ADMISSION
Successfully admitted candidates are advised to ensure that they indicate the acceptance or rejection of admission online and timely to enable the processing of their admission.


• It is important to note also that candidates who have been offered admission are to print their admission letter after accepting the admission, as they will likely need this during clearance and registration in the school that they have been admitted.

Note: If you are using a phone, you may not see the option to check Admission Status on CAPS, Most phone users may only see the welcome message. You are to use the desktop mode to view the complete page. This is why the chrome browser is recommended if you are using a phone. All you need to do is go to Chrome option and choose request desktop site for the complete page to display.
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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Jamb Matriculation List Portal For Undergraduate

Following the new JAMB policy that all students to be mobilized for the National Youth Service Corps must be on its matriculation list, the Jamb board has enabled the portal for students preparing for youth service to check if their names are on the list to ensure a smooth and successfully mobilization.

The Matriculation list portal was also created to enable students to easily confirm if their admission is recognized by JAMB.

According to JAMB, it is important that you confirm your name from the matriculation list. Only candidates whose names are on this list are recognized as bonafide students from the various accredited institutions.

How to Verify Your Name on JAMB Matriculation List
Log on to https://jamb.org.ng/efacility/CheckMatriculationList
Select Examination Year i.e 1995 – 2019
Enter REG Number
Click ‘Fetch My Details’ Button

To qualify to be on the Matriculation List:

Print your JAMB Admission Letter Online from the e-Facility Platform
Print your JAMB Result Slip Online from the e-Facility Platform
Verify the two documents with the admission officer in your Institution
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BUK Admission List for 2019 2020 Session

Candidates who applied for admission in the Bayero University, Kano (BUK) and took part in the screening exercise are to proceed to check their admission status. BUK (Bayero University Kano) admisison list for 2019 2020 academic session has been released.

The management of the school has started sending admission notifications to the admitted candidates via text messages.

However, candidates are equally advised to check their admission status on JAMB CAPS to know if they have been offered admission. Candidates are to follow the procedure below to check their admission status;

How To Check Admission Status of BUK Admission List For 2019/2020 Session

 Log on to jamb.org.ng/efacility

 Provide your username and password and login
 Scroll down then locate and click the ‘Check Admission Status‘ tab.
 Select your Exam year and Enter your registration number in the required columns.
Click on ‘Check Admission Status‘ to access your BUK admission status.
Successfully admitted are required to either: Accept or Reject Admission Offer via the JAMB CAPS Portal.
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Students Unionism in Nigeria: Pains and Gains

WHAT IS STUDENT UNION?. 
These are collection of recognized Individuals by school authority in an Institution. Leaders are been elected or selected to head this Union. These leaders are formed to promote and defend the welfare needs of students community and to SERVE as a bridge between the management, government and students.

BRIEF HISTORY HOW IT BEGINS IN NIGERIA
It all started with West African student union (wasu) which was pioneered by west African students in London in 1925 was according to records, the first step into unionism, by Nigerian students. The solanke and bankole bright led wasu fought for improved welfare for all African students in London. Their influence in Nigeria brought about NUNS (NATIONAL UNION OF NIGERIA STUDENTS). which premiered in the university of ibadan. NUNS now NANS(NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA STUDENTS). has it wings spread across all tertiary institutions in Nigeria in form of SUG.
history copied from Olushinaola Taiwo

THE PAIN OF STUDENTS UNIONISM IN NIGERIA
 government, and authorities of our institution all share various degrees of blames in brewing and giving rise to unrest in our institutions of learning in Nigeria..
UNIONISM is a bittersweet experience. Hence, if you must involve be prepared for the PAINs. 
These involves;

1. Rustication: be prepared for Rustication and humiliation. Be prepared emotionally to tackle this pain. History will always be there to tell the future., I remember vividly 2years ago if m not mistaking, the uniben student union president and four others were rusticated due to a peaceful demonstration on Nov 4, 2017, after uniben authorities had increased our fees. Also unilag students leaders were Rusticated 4years ago, . For a two day peaceful protest for students welfare. April 6&7.

2. SLAVERY: Be ready to sell yourself and be controlled By management and others. Everybody requires your loyalty, but to avoid this, you must be loyal and speak for your students if you must not be sold. Be on the students side not management. Get ready to be insulted and bamboozled by ur students if you turn a slave, get ready for emotional, and psychological pain.

 3. Imprisonment: also be prepared to go to prisons. This is part of the the pain in UNIONISM, it is not an easy task or pain to bear. 
The students union leaders of obafemi awololo university was imprisoned for refusing management orders and was arrested while addressing their fellow students. March 3, 2018.
Flash back, to 2016. When the union leader of auchi poly was harassed by soldiers brought by the rector because he wanted an election and not appointment. Be prepared for this

 4. DEATH: This is one of the pains left behind for our beloved once and family to bear. Remember William Obong? The secretary General of the sug UNIBEN, who was murdered due to his resistance to cultism and management... (rip). In 1971, in the university of ibadan, students demanded the removal of an official in the university during the demonstration, tear gas and ammunition was used by the police and a student adekunle adepoja was shot and killed.

The Gains of Student Unionism
This is a sweet one, every body thinks money money money is the Gain of UNIONISM...
If you contest an election with the aim that you want to make money. You will fail. Your gain will turn to frustration.

Students unionism builds an individual
The person who has undergone through this Union can now be able to tell good from bad and makes them to stand firm in decision making, meaning they won't tell you this and be doing contrary to what they have said. It tells you the real you. Your integrity won't be in the lips. It is shown to the world.

 Connections
UNIONISM makes us meet lot of person we won't meet ordinary, it gives us the opportunity to interact with influential people... Make good use of your connections.

Sense of humour
Students Unionism assist Students to 
develop their organizational abilities and strength of character that prepare
them for higher responsibility in the near future. A good Student Union
leadership provides the leverage for the student community to strive into the
socio-economic and political spheres of the institution and the larger society.
 And lots more
 Conclusions
It is pity that, UNIONIST today seek for gains, and try to avoid the pain, remember that you write your history yourself during your service as a union leader, POSTERITY will never forgive you, for your evil deeds... Be remember for your good struggle like Moses Oisakede.

This post was written BY

OKUNDAYE OSARUMWENSE MALCOLM aka SOPHIST
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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Fun Fact About Nigeria

The name ‘Nigeria’ was coined by Flora Shaw. She was the wife of Lord Lugard – a British soldier who paved the way for Nigeria’s amalgamation and became the first Governor-General of Nigeria. Flora drew inspiration from the great river Niger and combined the words ‘Niger’ and ‘Area’ to form ‘Nigeria’.

Nigeria became a British protectorate in 1901. Colonization lasted until 1960, when an independence movement succeeded in gaining Nigeria its INDEPENDENCE. Nigeria first became a REPUBLIC in 1963 but succumbed to military rule three years later after a bloody coup d'état.


The Nigeria national football team played their first international match against Sierra Leone in Freetown on 8 October 1949.

It took a lot of passion, determination, and selflessness from many great Nigerians to make our independence day a reality in 1960. Here are just a few Nigerians who were instrumental to this cause:

Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe –   known as ‘Zik’, he was the first elected President of Nigeria after independence

 Obafemi Awolowo –    he introduced free education in the Western region of Nigeria and also founded Action Group.

Sir Ahmadu Bello –     founded the Northern People’s Party (NPP) in 1951 which later joined forces with Nnamdi Azikiwe’s NCNC party to fight for independence from the British. 

DO YOU KNOW 

Yorubas Have The Highest Rate Of Twins In Africa.

Nigeria Has More Muslims Than Saudi Arabia.

Until 1984, You Didn't Need A Visa To Travel To The U.K As A Nigerian.

At Some Point, The North Was The Country's Most Educated Region In Africa, With Over 25,000 Islamic Schools.

The Indigo Bird Is Unique To Only Jos, Plateau State., It Isn't Found Anywhere Else In The World.

Nigeria Ranks 136th Out of 176 In The List Of Corrupt Countries In The World.

Malam Umaru Altine, a northern Fulani man was the first elected Mayor of Enugu, in the east, and was even re-elected for a second term.

Mrs. Fumilayo Ransome-Kuti, legendary Fela’s mother, was one of the delegates that negotiated Nigeria’s independence in Britain.

Nigeria in 2013 was rated the worst country to be born based on welfare and prosperity projection.

Kumbwada in Kano today is ruled by Queen Hajiya Haidzatu Ahmed, who presides over up to half a million subjects. A throne curse which makes men sick and die, keeps males off the throne. {Sadly, the woman ruled Kumbwada is the least funded chiefdom in Nigeria.

Ilorin’s Oba Afonja utilized Fulani warriors to help rebel against the Oyo Empire. The warriors after defeating Oyo took over Ilorin and Sheikh Alimi, their leader became the first Emir.

The Cost Of Living In Abuja Is Higher Than The Cost Of Living In London.

Nigeria Has The Highest Number Of Musicians In The World.

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE
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Land Use Decree of Nigeria 1978

The traditional systems of land ownership in Nigeria were considered to be grossly inadequate in solving the problem of agricultural development in the country. Such problems as infighting between individuals and communities on land matters, monopoly of lands by few advantaged individuals, excessive land fragmentation as a result of importance, difficulty in acquiring land either by individuals, groups or even governments, lack of security to land ownership. It was as a result of these problems and in order to give impetus to agricultural development in the country that the Federal Government on March 29, 1978 promulgated the Land Use Decree.
The Decree, which was aimed at encouraging a proper and efficient utilization of land for better agricultural productivity has the following objectives:
(I) To assert and preserve by law the rights of every Nigerian to land in the country.
(II) To create incentive for development by making land easily available to governments and individuals.
(III) To rationalize land use in order to facilitate rapid economic and social transformation in Nigeria.
In essence, the land use decree:
a. Says all land in the country are vested in the Federal Government of Nigeria to be held in trust for the people that is, the acquisition and use of land for whatever purpose are to be controlled by the Federal Government.
b. Empowers each state Government to act on behalf of the Federal Government in all matters related to land in the State.
c. Says that before anybody could be legally recognized as owning any piece of land in the country, he/she must have applied to the State Government, paid for the land and thereafter be issued with Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) on the acquired land.
d. Allows every Nigerian to Acquire land for use once he/she has attained the age 21 years.
Implication of the Land Use Decree
(I) With the Decree, individual ownership of land whether developed or undeveloped now ceases and the only relationship between an individual and the land is that of use.
(II) With the land use decree, there will be enough land for agriculture and industry.
(III) The land use decree does not disposes any Nigerian of his/her acquired property which is being lawfully and optimally used.
(IV) With the decree, the practice of some privileged individuals whereby they buy up large tracts of land with the intent of obtaining high prices in future is prevented.
(v) Any individual above the age of 21 years is allowed to apply for certificate of occupancy or land ownership.
The advantages of land use decree lies in the fact that the land use decree makes it easier to acquire larger parcel of land for agriculture thereby encouraging commercial agriculture. It makes it possible for anybody to acquire land and helps to curb the excesses of land speculators.
   On other hand, some of the disadvantages of land use decree include the fact that the decree makes it further possible for privileged individuals in the society and government to have undue adavantage in land acquisition. It makes land held by inheritance insecure. Also, it is often very difficult to obtain land from government sources because of the frustrating bureaucratic/administrative bottle-necks.

Agricultural Laws and Reforms
(b) Traditional Land ownership and Tenure Systems in West Africa: Land tenure system can be defined as the system of land ownership or acquisition by individual, family, community or government agency either for temporary or permanent use.
   There are different land systems in West Africa, these include;
i) Individual land tenure system
This is the system whereby the land belongs to an individual. The individual could derive his ownership right either by inheritance or outright purchase or as a gift. This system is also refers to as freehold ownership.
Advantages
1. It gives the owner complete freedom on the land. He may sell it leave it, farm on it, lease/rent it out to another farmer.
2. The land can be used as collateral for agricultural loans.
3. Mechanized agriculture can be profitably practiced.

Disadvantages
1. Leads to excessive land fragmentation which makes the land very difficult and uneconomical to work.
2. Land is not readily available to everybody.
3. Sharing of land among children of a deceased father is usually a delicate affair generating bitter enmity among family members.
4. It is very difficult to assess how far the individual has the right to use and control a piece of inherited land freely.
5. Land is not usually sold out because some feel that it will rob future generations of the opportunity go inherit it.
(II) Communal Land Tenure
This is a system of land ownership in which the land belongs to a given community. (a large family or village). The land is usually allocated to members by the head of the family or the community.
Advantages
1. Every member of the community inopportune to farm each season and to grow annual/biennial crops.
2. It encourages co-operative farming.

Disadvantages of Land Tenure
1. The system relies on plenty of land for fallow.
2. It leads to fragmentation of land into small and scattered units.
3. It also discourages co-operative effort of individual farmers and therefore leading to the non adoption of modern techniques of farming.
4. Permanent crops like oil palm, cocoa, rubber etc cannot be established because the land would be reallocated later.
5. It discourage permanent land improvement such as building of farm structures and alley farming.
6. The land cannot be used as a collateral security in obtaining loan for agricultural production.

(III) Rent Tenancy/Lease Hold
In this system, an individual or a group can acquire land through rent or lease hold agreement. The owner of the land receives rents on the land each season either in cash or in kinds or if on leasehold, an agreed amount is paid for the period the lease would last.
   This system of land ownership gives partial freedom on land. The land, however, cannot be used as security for obtaining agricultural loans. Only moderate land improvement can be effected on the land by the user.
Mechanization can only be introduced if the size of the farm is large enough, but permanent crops cannot be established. The land user could go on to put the land to use other than agricultural production.

(IV) Government
Land can also be acquired through the state government in accordance with the Land Use Decree of 1978. Land acquired through the government usually becomes a property of the person or group that acquired it and as such the person or group is at liberty to use the land as is the case of freehold ownership.
Other systems are ownership by gift/donation, purchase, pledge etc. Where land is acquired by gift/donation, the owner pays nothing for it. The land may however not be secured when the donor is no more.


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