JAMB Withdraws Candidates’ 2016 Admission List Sent To Nigerian Institutions

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has withdrawn the list of recommended candidates for 2016 admission, it earlier sent to the tertiary institutions in the country, a statement from the Board asserted on Sunday.

READ ALSO: JAMB 2016 Admissions: Post-UTME Twist And The Point System Drama

Confirming the development, in a statement, Fabian Benjamin, spokesman of the board, said:

“This is to ensure that the University Senate perform its statutory responsibility of conducting the selection of candidates and refer it to JAMB for confirmation in line with the admission criteria of merit, catchment and educationally disadvantaged states as directed by the Hon Minister of Education at the policy committee meeting.”

“The earlier list was sent to help fast track the process of admission so as to allow other tiers of institutions also conduct their admission.

“Candidates should not panic because this is part of the process of the 2016 admission exercise. JAMB regrets any inconvenience this decision would have caused the tertiary institutions

“The Board regrets any inconvenience it’s proactive step would have caused the tertiary institutions.”

Meanwhile, you can also read more on the recent developments from JAMB as regards to admission into Nigerian Universities below:

READ ALSO:Is JAMB Distancing Self From Points System Option For Screening?

READ ALSO:JAMB Unveils Portal For Admission Status | Check Yours Here

READ ALSO: JAMB 2015 Cut-Off Marks For Admission Into Universities, Polytechnics, Colleges of Education & Monotechnics

READ ALSO: JAMB Issues New Guidelines For 2016/2017 Varsity Admission

READ ALSO:JAMB Issues Admission Modalities Into Federal, State And Private Universities (2016/17)

READ ALSO: JAMB Clarifies On ‘Point System’, Issues Criteria For Admission Into Nigerian Universities

READ ALSO: Scared Of FG Sanctions? UNIBEN Suspends Post-UTME

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Soulja Boy Narrowly Misses Dying On His 26th Birthday

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Soulja Boy missed being shot to death in a robbery attempt, Friday (July 29) while celebrating his birthday with a couple of friends at a Hollywood studio.

The bullet which was meant for him hit his friend and artist, Killa J instead.

While the police are presently investigating the crime, the incident reportedly happened thus:

Soulja’s crew noticed a suspicious black Ford SUV with four men in it, parked outside the studio after Soulja boy’s crew had turned up to celebrate his birthday.

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Soulja Boy narrowly missed dying on his birthday

Read: Scam! Soulja Boy Caught Posting Fake Stacks Of Money On Instagram [PHOTOS]

While they were through with the party and considered leaving, they decided to check the security cams in the studio’s building where they observed the men were still parked outside.

Killa J decided to go out and investigate what the men wanted.

Upon stepping out of the studio building, the Memphis-rapper was cornered by the men who commanded him to hand over Soulja Boy’s Gucci bag which he was carrying as that’s the rappers cash-bag.

The men also asked specifically for Soulja Boy by name and Killa J adamantly refused cooperating which led to him getting shot at.

The bullet hit Killa J’s arm. He is expected to make a full recovery.

It was disclosed that the bullet was meant for Soulja who had been flashing wads of cash on his Instagram page.

There is also reports of the robbery being an in-house plot orchestrated by one of Soulja’s own.

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Soulja Boy flashing wads of dollars on his social media handle

Some of the rappers birthday captions read, “I’m that Nigga 💯 thanks for all the birthday wishes and shout-out everyone who came to my party. I’m just living life and chasing my dreams. Good vibes only enjoy life! Nah for real 💯.”

“They love you then hate you then love you again. Focus on the goal. I remember being broke now I’m rich. Anything is possible.”

Read: Soulja Boy Turns Suicidal, Says He’s Going To Die Soon

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VIDEO PREMIERE: Seyi Shay – Airbrush

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Seyi Shay is out with a brand new clean and crisp touching video to her new single Airbrush for you to watch download and enjoy.

The super-talented multi-award winning songwriter and singer definitely shows why she is so highly rated with such a heart warming rendition. She comfortably hit those notes and confidently crosses over oceans genre-wise.

The visuals were directed by Matt Maxx and it is definitely a breath of fresh air.

Watch, listen, enjoy and download mp3 of Seyi Shay’s Airbrush below.

Top African act & Humanitarian Seyi Shay officially releases the video to her soulful ballad “Airbrush”. The video was shot by top Nigerian video director Matt Maxx in South Africa. 

After a very eventful 2016 which has seen her go on tour and showcase herself around the world, the soulful singer for the first time wanted to create a song that forced her to reach deep in her self & her emotions. Airbrush enjoyed a strong reception when it first hit the airwaves due to a leak in 2015, many important people came out to show their appreciation for this soulful ballad that has become one of Seyi Shay’s famous works in her glittering career.

The video which takes a very emotional setting depicts how nothing is really perfect, it might be all smiles on the outside but there is always a reality on the inside which isn’t always pretty. Seyi Shay was recently quoted when she said; “I have realised that nothing is perfect be it relationships, friendships or careers.” this explains where she was coming from with this song.

 

Airbrush was produced by Grammy Award winner Drew Scott (aka Druski of the Chartbreaker Music Group) and the video can currently be viewed on YouTube (link below). Seyi Shay continues her rise to the top of the pecking order as she continues to wave Africa’s flag highest wherever she goes. Seyi Shay was recently part of a UN campaign aimed at women empowerment as they did a remake of Spice Girls’ 20 year old hit “Wannabe”.



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Seyi Shay - Airbrush

Seyi Shay – Airbrush

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ICYMI: Djokovic To Play Nishikori In Rodgers Cup Final

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Novak Djokovic beat 10th seeded Gael Monfils 6-3, 6-2, to reach the Rodgers Cup final. He us now 12-0 against the Frenchman.

The top seed will play Kei Nishikori in the final. Nishikori beat Wawrinka 7-6 6-1, to make it to the final.

Djokovic is trying to win a record 30th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title. The 29-year-old Serb has 12 Grand Slam titles, winning this year in Australia and France.

“You do have a certain mental comfort knowing that you have had plenty of success against your opponent,” Djokovic said. “Nevertheless, that is not a certainty. That’s not a guarantee that you can win the match. Actually, it makes him more eager to come out and play his best tennis.”

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Vardy: It Was Easy To Reject Arsenal

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Jamie Vardy has revealed that it was easy to reject Arsenal, and stay at Leicester, insisting a move was not in the works.

The forward was believed to be on his way to Arsenal, after they triggered his release clause. But he signed a new contract with the EPL holders instead.

The 29-year-old has now reflected on his decision to stay put and is adamant staying at the Premier League champions was an easy call to make in the end.

“[Turning down Arsenal] wasn’t that big when I think about it. It was quite easy and this is where I want to be,” Vardy told Sky Sports.

“I was away with England so [a move to Arsenal wasn’t close]. No [I didn’t speak to them.]

“There’s a lot of unfinished business here. I feel that the club is only going one way and that is forward, that’s why I want to be a part of it.”

Vardy also hopes Riyad Mahrez, who has been strongly linked with a move away this summer, follows in his footsteps and stays put at the King Power Stadium.

“I think everyone in the squad would want him here, playing with us,” Vardy added.

“But that’s nothing to do with us and it’s down to Riyad and the club to sort.”

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Xhaka: Arsenal’s Style Suits Me

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Granit Xhaka has stated that he is better suited to Arsenal’s game. And has promised to help them to silverware in the upcoming season.

The Switzerland international joined Arsenal from Borussia Mochengladbach. And he made his debut in the 2-1 win over MLS all stars.

“It’s a really nice feeling to play for such a great and big club for the first time,” Xhaka told the official Arsenal website after his debut.

“I really enjoyed it and I think it showed on the pitch that I’ve been welcomed really well, that I have the trust of my team-mates. I’m really pleased to have finally played my first game.

“This club fits to me and I fit to it. Arsenal play attractive football and I enjoy that.

“This team has a lot of quality and we’ll give our all to show that on the pitch. We will give our all to win something. I’ve already noticed how high the expectation levels are at this club. You realise that quickly.

“But we’ll go from game to game and will make sure that we’re well prepared for every game.”

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Kanye West Rants On Twitter: ‘This Tidal Apple Beef Is F***ing Up The Music Game’

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Prominent for his mastery at igniting feuds on Twitter, Kanye West may now be trying to end one, as he has spoken on the competition between two of the world’s biggest streaming services – Apple and Tidal.

The rise of Tidal and Apple Music streaming services over the last year has seen the two giants battling for subscribers, with major releases like Rihanna’s ‘ANTI’ and Drake’s ‘View From The 6’ being held exclusively within their respective catalogues.

Rumours had earlier suggested that Apple showed interest in buying Jay Z’s streaming music company, Tidal, as part of its ongoing war against competitor Spotify.

But apparently things have not been moving fast enough for West.

In a flurry of four tweets, on Saturday, the sensational and controversial rapper griped that the competition between Apple and Tidal over streaming music exclusives is nothing but a “dick swinging contest” that’s “fucking up the music game.”

Apparently, Kanye, a co-owner of Tidal, and close friend of the company’s head, Jay Z, may have been urging the tech giant with its couple hundred billion in cash to “give Jay his check for Tidal now.”

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Beenie Man Contracts Zika Virus, Says Sorry For Missing Drake’s OVO Fest

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Grammy Award-winning Jamaican singer, Beenie Man, has announced that he has contracted the deadly Zika Virus, thus missing his headlining performance at OVO Fest, as a result of his inability to obtain a Canadian visa.

READ ALSO: Zika Virus: New Viral Disease Rivals Lassa Fever | Expected To Spread Across America – WHO

This revelation was brought to light by the dancehall singer on social media, as he further shared news of his condition and apologized to his fans for missing the OVO Fest in a heartfelt Instagram post.

The dancehall singer was due to headline this weekend at Drake’s OVO Fest in Toronto tonight, but had his visa denied when Canadian officials learned of his health situation.

The Jamaican artist apologized to fans who were expecting him to perform, saying his days have been filled with “blood test[s], injections, pills.”

READ ALSO: Oh My What? Aretha Franklin Thinks Zika Virus Killed Prince

He also explained that he was infected with dengue virus by same mosquito that gave him the zika.

Beenie ended the post by praising Haile Selassie and affirming to his fans: “Wi a hol firm still,” captioning the image of himself laid up in bed with a nurse and vials of blood by his side.

“Selassie a guide I n I right through so once mi have life me a give thanks.”

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Ibrahimovic: Pogba’s Arrival Will Make Man Utd More Interesting

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic is hoping Paul Pogba joins Manchester United, as he states his arrival will make the club interesting.

The French midfielder has been continually linked with a move to United. Hopefully, the transfer drama comes to an end soon.

Despite the lack of Champions League football awaiting Jose Mourinho’s men in 2016-17, Ibrahimovic is impressed with the work the club is making and believes Pogba’s signing would boost the team.

“We have something big going on,” Ibrahimovic told Swedish television station Kanal 5 .

“It looks very interesting.

“Let’s see if Pogba will also [come], then it will be even more interesting.”

Ibrahimovic scored his first United goal just four minutes into his debut in Saturday’s 5-2 friendly win over Galatasaray in Gothenburg.

The Swede netted an acrobatic effort and said he was delighted to get his first goal on home soil.

“It felt good. Very good. The first half was so-so but the second was good,” the 34-year-old said.

“It was my first game and right now it’s important to build up my physique and stamina.

“[Scoring on Swedish soil] felt even better. It was fantastic. We had great support and this is my country. I can’t fail in my country.”

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Mancini: Icardi Remains Captain

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Despite Mauro Icardi’s impending exit from Inter Milan, manager Roberto Mancini, says he’ll continue to captain the club.

The Argentine has been linked with Napoli, who are looking to replace Higuain. He is also being linked with a move to the EPL, with Arsenal looking to sign him.

Icardi came on with around 20 minutes left in the friendly and provided one of the few good moments for Inter on a day that saw Bayern ahead after just seven minutes and heading to the locker room with a 4-0 advantage.

“Mauro is our captain,” Mancini said after a 4-1 International Champions Cup defeat to Bayern Munich. “I don’t know what can happen in the future, but he is the captain.”

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Wenger: Low Quality In Transfer Market

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Arsenal gaffer, Arsene Wenger has refused to be forced into buying players, insisting he does not see options that’ll make his team better.

The gunners are looking to replace the injured Per Mertesacker, but they’re yet to announce any signing.

Wenger said he would only make signings if required, with Granit Xhaka headlining his three additions this summer.

“I buy players that I feel can strengthen our team. Today you have to be very strong inside the club when you are responsible, not just to buy [for the sake of it],” he said.

“There’s always a wave of opinions. I must say people are better informed today – they know all the players.

“They tell you always that you should buy but when you ask them who to buy, they become much shorter.

“If you look at the market in Europe, there’s a lot of money available but not many players who really strengthen the teams. If you look at the teams that spend the most money in Europe, they’re not necessarily the teams that won the championships.

“The global investment of the clubs around us didn’t stop Leicester winning the championship.”

Wenger insisted Arsenal were “still on the market for players” and that he expected to sign a defender before the start of the season.

Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez and Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette have also been linked, but Wenger was unwilling to be drawn on the duo.

“The best way to conclude transfers is not to talk about them, which is very difficult in the press conference,” he said.

“We are on the market but I don’t want to talk specifically about any player because that makes it more difficult for me – and it’s difficult enough.”

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Meunier: I Couldn’t Say No To PSG

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After starring in his debut for PSG, Thomas Meunier says the Ligue 1 club is one a player cannot reject.

The defender came off the bench to score in the ICC friendly. Meunier scored a brace in the 3-1 win over Real Madrid.

The right-back is a new arrival in Paris, having signed from Belgian outfit Club Brugge where he made over 150 league appearances, but said he was already seeing the differences between his former employers and PSG.

“There’s a big difference between Paris Saint-Germain and my previous club Bruges. This is a discovery, it’s like a new world here and that shows even on this tour in the US,” Meunier said.

“The professionalism and organisation here are extreme and this is such a great discovery.

“When a club like Paris knocks on your door, you don’t hesitate for long.

“You can ask a few questions of yourself but life is about choices and you can’t have any regrets. I’m so happy to join one of the top five teams in Europe.

“I couldn’t refuse, you don’t turn down a club like Paris Saint-Germain.”

And while he might be new to the club, Meunier said he expects to play a big role under coach Unai Emery, adding he possesses the necessary qualities to slot right into his game plan.

“The coach counts a lot on his full-backs. My physical qualities mean I can run a lot and I’m just as technically able in front of goal as I am in defence, as I used to be a forward,” the 24-year-old said.

“I think I can bring a lot to this team, especially going forward.”

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Zidane: Morata Will Continue At Madrid

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Zinedine Zidane has revealed that Alvaro Morata will remain at the club, despite interest from the EPL.

Real Madrid activated they’re €30 million buyback clause. And got the striker back from Juventus.

And despite his return to the Santiago Bernabeu, the striker has been linked with a move to Chelsea.

Zidane, however, intends to keep hold of the Spain international, who started and played 64 minutes in Madrid’s 3-2 win over Chelsea in Saturday’s International Champions Cup clash.

“Morata is a Madrid player,” Zidane told reporters. ‘We are delighted to have him back, back to his original home.

“He will remain a Madrid player.”

While Morata appears set to stay, countryman Jese is closing in on a move to French champions Paris Saint-Germain.

After PSG coach Unai Emery confirmed his interest in the 23-year-old forward, who did not feature against Chelsea, Zidane added: “Jese has had discussions within the club. I don’t really know more than that but that’s why he didn’t play.

“He has been speaking with PSG but is nothing official yet.”

Zidane was also asked about Chelsea star Eden Hazard, who scored a late double in Michigan.

Hazard has often been linked with Madrid, but Zidane said: “There are rumours about tons of players potentially linked with this club.

“He is a very, very good player. Obviously all clubs want the best players but he is a Chelsea player.”

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Conte Reveals Diego Costa Might Leave Chelsea

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Diego Costa Might Leave Chelsea – New Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has revealed he is unsure if he’d be able to keep striker Diego Costa at the club.

Costa, who is currently out with a back injury, has been repeatedly linked with a move back to former club Atletico Madrid, and Conte admitted there was a possibility of the Brazilian-born Spaniard leaving.

“I can say that today Costa is a Chelsea player,” Conte said after Chelsea’s 2-3 pre season loss to Real Madrid. “He didn’t play in these games because of injury and if he solves the injury and I see in training that he is in good shape it can be possible to see him in the next game against Milan.

“But I can say only this. I speak only for today and today Costa is Chelsea’s player. Tomorrow if you ask me if Costa will remain with us, I don’t know.”

“I do not want to speak about the players of other teams,” Conte added when asked directly about Lukaku. “This is not respectful to the club or to their players. I prefer not to speak.

“The transfer market is not the most important thing. The important thing is to build a team – a team that plays in good and bad situations and concentrates and works together.”

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Zidane Has No Plans To Sell Alvaro Morata

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Zidane Has No Plans To Sell Alvaro Morata – Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has revealed he has no plans to sell striker Alvaro Morata.

Zidane Has No Plans To Sell Alvaro Morata

Zidane Has No Plans To Sell Alvaro Morata

Morata had left Real Madrid for 2014 due to a scarcity of first team chances, and saw his stock rise during his time in Turin. This forced Madrid to activate a buy-back clause in the contract, and Zidane is adamant he’s staying this time.

READ: Zidane: Ronaldo Could Miss La Liga Opener

“Morata is a Madrid player,” Zidane told reporters. ‘We are delighted to have him back, back to his original home. He will remain a Madrid player.”

There had been speculation that Real Madrid only wanted to purchase Morata so they could re-sell him, with Chelsea reportedly interested in the hitman. Zidane however added that Morata’s teammate, Jese, could be out of the club soon.

“Jese has had discussions within the club. I don’t really know more than that but that’s why he didn’t play,” Zidane said after Madrid’s 3-2 win over Chelsea. “He has been speaking with PSG but is nothing official yet.”

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Rio 2016 Olympics: All Russian Weightlifters Banned For Doping

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Russia’s entire weightlifting team has been banned by the International Weightlifting Federation from the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Russia’s weightlifting team is made up of 8 athletes, with the IWF handing out the ban for what it called “extremely shocking” results that brought the sport into “disrepute.”

Russia have however planned to appeal the decision, with Sports Minister Vitaly Mutkov confirming that an appeal will be made this weekend to the Court Of Arbitration For Sport.

Mutko said: “CAS now works 24 hours a day, so today or tomorrow we will support our athletes and try to get them restored to the team.”

The International Olympic Committee decided not to issue a blanket on the entire Russian Olympic team, but left it up to individual sporting bodies to handle it. Apart from weightlifting, all of Russia’s track and field athletes have been banned from the Olympics.

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13 Prisoners Escape In Fresh Jailbreak In Kogi Prison

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Thirteen prisoners escaped in a fresh jailbreak recorded at Koton Karfe prison in Kogi in the early hours of Saturday, local agency said.

The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, gathered from a reliable source that the incident happened at about 7a.m. when the inmates forcefully brought down the wall of the prison.

13 Prisoners Escape In Fresh Jailbreak In Kogi Prison

13 Prisoners Escape In Fresh Jailbreak In Kogi Prison

The all male prison facility which was inaugurated in 2014 has the capacity to accommodate 180 inmates.

However, it was accommodating about 263 inmates as at the time of the jailbreak, Saturday.

One of the escaped inmates was re-arrested almost immediately by security agents, NAN reports.

This was the third jailbreak recorded in Koton Karfe as the old prison facility witnessed similar jailbreaks in 2010 and 2013.

In previous jailbreaks, 132 inmates escaped from the prison and majority were awaiting trials.

It was gathered that Comptroller–General of the Nigeria Prison Service immediately sent a representative to Koton Karfe to assess the situation.

The Kogi State Controller of Prison, Musa Maza, who would have shed more light on the incident, did not pick several calls made to his mobile telephone line.

Saturday’s jailbreak occurs about a month after two prisoners escaped in a jailbreak from a maximum security prison in Kuje, Niger State.

(NAN)

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