BREAKING: Ben Bruce Quits Senatorial Race

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Ben Bruce Quits Senatorial Race

The senator representing Bayelsa east, Ben Murray Bruce, has withdrawn from the race to represent his constituency in 2019.

Bruce made this known in a letter he wrote to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday.

The Commonsense Senator abandoned his ambition to represent the Bayelsa East Senatorial District following widespread rejection of his candidacy by the stakeholders of the district.

The letter said: “I thank God and the good people of Brass, Bayelsa East Senatorial District who offered me the golden opportunity four years ago to represent them and the state in the Senate, Nigeria’s highest lawmaking chamber.

“It is without doubt that I have tried to discharge my duties as a legislator and representative of my people creditably to the best of my ability so far.

“My voice has been very loud on the issues that matter to our people and our country at all time.

“My support to our party, my people and state government is unquestionable. I am humbled that the national leadership of my party supported by the State chapter in appreciation of my efforts offered to support my reelection to the senate to continue my service.

“I have also intensified consultations in the last couple of week in the course of which I have come to realize an existing local rotational arrangement of over 20 years beginning with the late Great Chief Melford Okilo, by which arrangement the Senatorial seat rotates per local government area among the three councils for four years in the Senatorial District.

“Even with the support of my party at the National and state levels with the full backing of my state government and leadership, as a man of honour interested in the well-being of my people, I hereby announce my withdrawal from the Senatorial race.

“I do not want whatever reason to appear to have used my privileged position and influence to do anything other than the well-being and the stability and the good of the people.

“I am in all of these for the people, not for myself.

“Once again, I thank the former President, Dr. Goodluck Ebelo Jonathan, the National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, my colleagues in the Senate and Governor of Bayelsa State, the Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson for their support and encouragement.

“I also thank the leadership of my Senatorial District and state, for being there for me.

“I thank specially the people of my constituency for their trust and confidence in me to serve and represent them in the Senate.

“By trusting me with this mandate, I have come to know them and our people even better, an experience I will never forget for the rest of my life.

“I am indeed grateful to my darling wife, my children, and other members of my family for their support and prayers. I appreciate the efforts of my hardworking campaign staff for their support and dedication.

“Again, I thank the leadership of the party for their continuing support. I also assured the party of my availability and readiness to serve at any capacity when the opportunity comes”.

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#AFCON2019: Mikel Obi Missing As Rohr Reveals 24-Man Squad List Against Libya

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#AFCON2019: Mikel Obi Missing As Rohr Reveals 24-Man Squad List Against Libya

The Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr has revealed a 24-man team list for this month’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against Libya, according to a publication on the NFF website.

While Ahmed Musa, William Troost-Ekong, Alex Iwobi and 21 others were called for the game against Libya’s Mediterranean Knights, Rohr left out captain John Mikel Obi, Joel Obi and the pair of Simeon Nwankwo and Kelechi Nwakali from the squad.

Bear in mind that Mikel also was excluded from the Super Eagles last game away at Seychelles.

The team will go into the game seeking six maximum points against the Group E leaders.

Nigeria will host the first leg at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo on October 13 while the return is scheduled for October 16 at Stade Taïeb Mhiri, Tunisia.

The invited Eagles

Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (Elche FC, Spain); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Enyimba FC); Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United, South Africa)

Defenders: Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor FC, Turkey); Semi Ajayi (Rotherham United, England); Bryan Idowu (Lokomotiv Moscow, Russia); Chidozie Awaziem (FC Porto, Portugal); William Ekong (Udinese FC, Italy); Leon Balogun (Brighton & Hove Albion, England); Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany)

Midfielders: Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor FC, Turkey); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (Stoke City FC, England); John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Al Nasr FC, Saudi Arabia); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Moses Simon (Levante FC, Italy); Henry Onyekuru (Galatasaray SK, Turkey); Odion Ighalo (Changchun Yatai, China); Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England); Samuel Kalu (Bordeaux FC, France); Isaac Success (Watford FC, England)

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Naira Strengthens As Politicians Pump ‘Election Dollars’ Into Nigeria’s Economy

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Naira Strengthens As Politicians Pump ‘Election Dollars’ Into Nigeria’s Economy

The Nigerian currency naira is reported to have strengthened in recent days as politicians pumped stockpiled dollars into the economy for campaigns ahead of the 2019 general elections.

CBN To Shutdown 154 Microfinance Banks, 28 Others

The Nation reports on October 1, that the naira, which exchanging at N361 to dollar early last week, firmed at N357 in the parallel market at the weekend, as politicians flooded the market with the greenback in the wake of the ongoing governorship primaries.

Speaking on the development, President, Association of Bureaux De Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON) President Aminu Gwadabe said “several customers were seen at the weekend, flooding the market with dollars possibly for primary elections and screening across party lines”.

CBN Explains Why Nigeria’s Economy May Slip Back Into Recession

He said the Bureau de Change (BDC) operators were taking advantage of the development to earn commissions from naira exchanges for the dollars, adding that the naira has made considerable gains in the last few days.

The primary season and pre-election spending have been building up since the beginning of September and will continue till early next year when elections will take place.

Other analysts said the naira was fast appreciating following renewed confidence and increase in dollar supply in the parallel market.

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Buhari’s 4th Independence Day Celebration And The Groaning Of Nigerian People

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Buhari’s 4th Independence Day Celebration And The Groaning Of Nigerian People -Ademola Adeoye

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Going down memory lane, the flag of Nigeria between 1914 and 1960—was a British blue ensign with a green Star of David surrounding a Tudor Crown (later changed to a St Edward’s Crown in 1953) with the white word “Nigeria” under it on a red disc. It was adopted by the Colony and protectorate of Nigeria—following the amalgamation of the Southern Nigeria Protectorate and Northern Nigeria Protectorate. But on the 1st of October, 1960, something epochal happened. How do I mean?

This piece was written by Ademola Adeoye. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of 360Nobs.com.

At midnight on the 30th of September, 1960, Omatsola was the radio commentator—from the Race Course in Lagos—who announced to Nigeria and the whole world that “Nigeria is a free, sovereign nation,” graphically unfolding the ceremony of the lowering of the British Union Jack flag and the hoisting (for the first time) of the Nigeria flag of Green, White, Green perpendicular section. The Nigerian National Anthem (Nigeria We Hail Thee), played by a Massed Band, was sung also for the first time. On a Friday, the 1st of October, 1960, Nigeria became a sovereign nation and we were 35,000,000 million people! Three years after, we gladly became a Republic.

#NigeriaAt58: Here’s Buhari’s Full Independence Day Speech

Every Nigerian alive at the time I am x-raying was full of hope. The whole world saw Nigeria as the giant of Africa. And we were not doing badly economically, but over the years, I have come to conclude that the British left our shores too early. They should have waited for forty (40) years more before leaving for their land, because the mantle of leadership we were given on the 1st of October, 1960 has succeeded in impoverishingmost Nigerians, enriching a few ruling class though. Till today, we do not understand a hoot what leadership is all about. And because we do not know the purpose of leadership, we have been abusing it for decades.

For the umpteenth time, in fifty-eight (58) years, what have we done with the mantle of leadership that we collected from the British Governor—General of Nigeria, Sir James Robertson? Tafawa Balewa said and I quote: “I promise you, we shall not fail for want of determination. And we come to this task better-equipped than many.” Maybe the generation of Sir Tafawa Balewa was well-equipped for leadership, but the current crop of leaders is obviously and definitely ill-equipped for leadership. The major task of leaders is creation of happiness for the people, but from Kaduna to Lagos, from Kogi to Sokoto, and from Adamawa to Oyo, who amongst them is creating happiness for his people? When someone becomes a leader in Nigeria, he or she becomes larger than life and bigger than everyone.

Also, Tafawa Balewa said and I quote verbatim: “…and Nigeria is now indeed an independent sovereign nation.” Nigeria is free, but are Nigerians free? Also, how free is the common man in Nigeria? Is the common man free economically? Is he free to become who he aspires to become without knowing anyone in the corridors of power? Does he truly enjoy freedom of worship and speech? How secured is he in a nation that we call sovereign? Once again, of what importance is a nation that is free when her citizens are not truly free?

Independence Day: Nigeria Declares October 1 Public Holiday

The first Prime Minister of Nigeria also did say: “At the time when our constitutional development entered upon its final phase, the emphasis was largely upon self-government. We, the elected representative of the people of Nigeria, concentrated on proving that we were fully capable of managing our own affairs both internally and externally…” Fifty-eight years after, can we truly say that we are capable of managing our own affairs internally, let alone externally? Are Nigerians being daily led as people are being led in saner climes? Until the common man is opportune to travel out of Nigeria, he cannot know that he is not being led as a human being.

Furthermore, Nigeria is probably the only nation where an election would be rigged todayand a few days after, those who benefited from it would go to either church or mosque for thanksgiving. Where are values like honesty, integrity, good neighborliness, religious tolerance that once defined our society?Whatever happened to being our brother’s keeper?Right now, Jos, Plateau State is boiling. Those in leadership of Plateau State and Nigeria in general clearly do not have an enduring answer to the ongoing crisis spreading through the length and breadth of our land.

The 58th Independence Day celebration speech would be given today and hopes that would soon be dashed would be intentionally raised. For about seven (7) years, I was always eagerly awaiting—Independence Day celebration speech. I later stopped, because I have seen that the arrow-head of each administration only comes to tell us what they arenot committed to a hoot. President Buhari will be addressing Nigerians today for the 3rdtime since he became the C-in-C and flowery and fancy words are going to be used as usual. He is going to tell us about too far many great things his administration has done and is doing. The only problem is that the common man isn’t feeling all they are doing and have done on paper. This is what happens in every administration.

Lastly, what late Sir Tafawa Balewa said on the 1st of October, 1960 is quite different from what the common man is experiencing today. The common man daily groans. People in the corridors of power do notexperience power-outage, but the common man daily romances it. Pot-holes are everywhere in Nigeria and they make the common man dailygroan in pains. The ruling-class has an access to the kind of money that is shrouded in secrecy, but the common man day by daylives on less than two (dollars). Nigeria is rich, but the common man is wallowing in abject poverty!

This piece was written by Ademola Adeoye. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of 360Nobs.com.

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UNILAG Announces Dates, Venues For 2018/2019 Postgraduate Entrance Exams

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UNILAG Announces Dates, Venues For 2018/2019 Postgraduate Entrance Exams

This is to inform all applicants that applied for admission into the University of Lagos (UNILAG) 2018/2019 academic session postgraduate programmes that the details of their entrance examinations/interviews have been released by the institution.

According to a circular published on September 28, on its website, the School of Postgraduate Studies will hold entrance examinations for the 2018/2019 academic session between Saturday, October 6, and Saturday, October 13, 2018.

See details below:

Saturday, 6th October, 2018 (9.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.) DLI e-Learning Centre
Saturday, 13th October, 2018 (9.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.) DLI e-Learning Centre
Tuesday, 9th October, 2018 (8.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.) Jelili Omotola Multipurpose Halls A & B andDepartment of Computer Science Lecture Halls
Wednesday 10th October, 2018 (8.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.) Jelili Omotola Multipurpose Halls A & B
Thursday 11th October, 2018 (8.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.) Jelili Omotola Multipurpose Halls A & B;Faculty of Law Annex and

Institute of Maritime Studies Building

Computer Based Examinations (CBT) will be conducted at the DLI e-Learning Centre, while Paper Based Examinations will be conducted at the Jelili Omotola Multipurpose Halls A & B, Department of Computer Science Lecture Halls, Faculty of Law Annex and Institute of Maritime Studies Building respectively.

On September 29, the federal-owned university that is based in Lagos announced dates for 2018/2019 School of Postgraduate Studies Qualifying Examinations/Interviews.

Candidates are hereby informed that the selection process will be through Computer Based Test (CBT) and Written Examinations.

Dates for the Qualifying Examinations/Interviews are as scheduled below:

(A) COMPUTER BASED TEST (CBT) EXAMINATIONS 
DAY 1 – SATURDAY, 6TH OCTOBER, 2018, 9.00am – 6.00pm, DLI e-CENTER
Master of Business Administration (MBA) (F/T, P/T & Executive)
Master of Science in Actuarial Science (F/T & P/T)
Master of Science in Risk Management & Insurance (F/T & P/T)
Master of Risk Management (P/T)
PGD in Risk Management (P/T)
Master of Science in Management (F/T & P/T)
Master of Science in Marketing (F/T & P/T)
Master of Science in Operations Research (F/T & P/T)
Master of Science in Organisational Behaviour (F/T & P/T)
Master of Science in Production/Operations Management (F/T& P/T)
Master of Science in Finance (F/T & P/T)
Master of Development Finance (P/T)
Master of Industrial & Labour Relation (MILR) (P/T)
Master of Science in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management (F/T)
Master of Employment & Labour Studies (F/T & P/T)
Master of Science in Geography & Planning (F/T)
Master of Geographic Information System (MGIS) (P/T)
Master of Transportation Planning & Management (P/T)
Master of Disaster Management (P/T)
PGD in Economics (P/T)
Master of Science in Economics (F/T & P/T)
Master of Science in Public Health (F/T & P/T)
Master of Public Health (MPH) (F/T)

DAY 2 – SATURDAY, 13TH OCTOBER, 2018, 9.00am – 6.00pm, DLI e – CENTER
Master of Law (F/T & P/T)
Master of International Law & Diplomacy (MILD), (P/T)
Master of Science in Accounting (F/T & P/T)
PGD in Accounting (P/T)
PGD in Education (F/T & P/T)
PGD in Educational Admin & Planning (P/T)
Master of Education in Educational Admin & Planning (F/T & P/T)
PGD in Mass Communications (F/T & P/T)
Master of Science in Mass Communications (F/T & P/T)
Master of Public & International Affairs (MPIA), (P/T)
Master of Science in Political Science (F/T)
Master of Public Administration (MPA), (P/T)
Master of Science in Psychology (F/T)
Master of Managerial Psychology (P/T)
PGD in Psychology (F/T & P/T)
Master of Science in Estate Management (F/T)
Master in Facilities Management (P/T)
Master of Housing Development & Management (P/T)
Master of Environmental Management (MEM), (P/T)
PGD in Computer Science (P/T)
Master of Information Technology (MIT) (P/T)

(B) WRITTEN EXAMINATIONS
DAY 1 – TUESDAY, 9TH OCTOBER, 2018, JELILI OMOTOLA HALLS A & B (Morning Session: 9.00am – 1.00pm)
Master of Natural Resource Management (P/T)
Master of Science in Botany (F/T)
Master of Science in Cell Biology & Genetics (F/T)
PGD in Cell Biology & Genetics (Forensic Biology) (F/T)
PGD in Cell Biology & Genetics (Genetic Counseling) (F/T)
Master of Science in Analytical Chemistry (F/T)
Master of Science in Chemistry (F/T)
Master of Science in Environmental Chemistry (F/T)
Master of Applied Geophysics (P/T)
PGD in Applied Geophysics (P/T)
Master of Science in Geophysics (F/T)
Master of Science in Mathematics (Applied Option) (F/T & P/T)
Master of Science in Mathematics (Pure Option) (F/T & P/T)
Master of Science in Statistics (F/T & P/T)
PGD in Mathematics (P/T)
Master of Science in Microbiology (F/T)
Master of Science in Physics (F/T)
Master of Aquatic Resource & Pollution Management (P/T)
Master of Science in Fisheries (Aquaculture) (F/T)
Master of Science in Fisheries Biology & Management (F/T)
Master of Science in Marine Biology (F/T)
Master of Science in Marine Pollution & Management (F/T)
Master of Science in Applied Entomology & Pest Management (F/T)
Master of Science in Environmental Toxicology & Pollution Mgt (F/T)
Master of Science in Natural Resources Conservation (F/T)
Master of Science in Parasitology & Bioinformatics (F/T)

DAY 1 – TUESDAY, 9TH OCTOBER, 2018, DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE – E303/E304 (Morning: 9.00am–1.00pm)
Master of Science in Computer Science (F/T)

DAY 1 – TUESDAY, 9TH OCTOBER, 2018, JELILI OMOTOLA HALLS A & B (Afternoon Session: 2.00pm – 6.00pm)
PGD in Anaesthesia (F/T)
Master of Science in Anatomy (F/T)
Master of Science in Biochemistry (F/T)
Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (F/T)
PGD in Biomedical Engineering (P/T)
Master of Science in Clinical Pathology (F/T)
Master of Science in Clinical Pharmacy (F/T)
Master of Science in Haematology & Blood Transfusion (F/T)
Master of Science in Medical Microbiology (F/T)
Master of Science in Medical Parasitology (F/T)
Master of Science in Pharmaceutics & Pharm. Microbiology (F/T)
Master of Science in Pharmaceutics & Pharm. Technology (F/T)
Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Chemistry (F/T)
Master of Science in Pharmacognosy (F/T)
Master of Science in Pharmacology (F/T)
Master of Science in Physiology (F/T)
Master of Science in Physiotherapy (F/T & P/T)
Master of Science in Medical Physics (F/T)
Master of Science in Clinical Chemistry & Molecular Diagnosis
Master Degree in Molecular Diagnosis
PGD in Molecular Diagnosis
PGD in Health Logistics & Supply Chain Management

(B) WRITTEN EXAMINATIONS (Cont’d)
DAY 2 – WEDNESDAY, 10TH OCTOBER, 2018, JELILI OMOTOLA HALLS A & B (Morning: 9.00am – 1.00pm)
Master of Education in Adult Education Management (F/T)
Master of Education in Community Development & Social Work(F/T)
Master of Education in Manpower Training & Development (F/T)
Master of Education in Business Education (F/T & Sandwich)
Master of Education in Curriculum Theory (F/T)
Master of Education in Igbo Education (F/T)
Master of Education in Early Childhood Education (F/T& Sandwich)
Master of Education in Economics Education (F/T & Sandwich)
Master of Education in English Education (F/T & Sandwich)
Master of Education in French Education (F/T)
Master of Education in Geography Education (F/T)
Master of Education in Religion Education (CRS) (F/T)
Master of Education in Religion Education (IRS) (F/T)
Master of Education in Social Studies (F/T)
Master of Education in Yoruba Education (F/T)
Master of Education in Comparative Education (F/T)
Master of Education in Educational Psychology (F/T & Sandwich)
Master of Education in Guidance & Counselling (F/T & Sandwich)
Master of Education in Measurement & Evaluation (F/T & Sandwich)
Master of Education in Philosophy of Education (F/T)
Master of Education in Sociology of Education (F/T)
PGD in Guidance & Counselling (P/T)
Master of Science (Education) in Exercise Physiology (F/T)
Master of Science (Education) in Health Education (F/T & Sandwich)
Master of Science (Education) in Sports Administration/Mgt. (F/T)
Master of Science (Education) in Sports Psychology (F/T)
Master of Education in Biology Education (F/T)
Master of Education in Mathematics Education (F/T)
Master of Education in Physics Education (F/T)

DAY 2 –WEDNESDAY, 10TH OCTOBER, 2018, JELILI OMOTOLA HALLS A & B (Afternoon: 2.00pm – 6.00pm)
Master of Research & Public Policy (MRPP), (F/T)
Master of Security & Intelligence Studies (MSIS), (P/T)
Master of International Relations & Strategic Studies (MISS), (P/T)
Master of Arts in African and Diaspora Studies (F/T & P/T)
Master of Arts in Music (F/T)
Master of Arts in Theatre Arts (F/T)
Master of Arts in Visual Arts (F/T)
PGD in Music (F/T)
PGD in Theatre Arts (F/T)
PGD in Visual Arts (F/T)
Master of Art in English Language (F/T & P/T)
Master of Art in English Literature (F/T & P/T)
PGD in English Language (P/T)
Master of Arts in French (F/T)
Master of Arts in Teaching of French as a Foreign Language (P/T)
Master in Diplomacy & Strategic Studies (MDSS), (P/T)
Master of Arts in History & Strategic Studies (F/T)
Master of Art in Igbo (Language Option) (F/T)
Master of Art in Igbo (Literature Option) (F/T)
Master of Art in Yoruba (Language Option) (F/T)
Master of Art in Yoruba (Literature Option) (F/T)
Master of Art in Philosophy (F/T)
PGD in Philosophy (P/T)
Master of Professional Ethics (P/T)

DAY 3 –THURSDAY, 11TH OCTOBER, 2018, JELILI OMOTOLA HALLS A & B (Morning Session: 9.00am – 1.00pm)
Master of Process Engineering (P/T)
Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (F/T)
PGD in Chemical Engineering (P/T)
Master of Science in Electrical/Electronics (Communications Option) (F/T & P/T)
Master of Science in Electrical/Electronics (Control Option) (F/T)
Master of Science in Electrical/Electronics (Electrical Power Option) (F/T & P/T)
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (F/T)
Master of Science in Metallurgical & Materials Engineering (F/T)
PGD in Metallurgical & Materials Science (P/T)
Master of Geoinformatics Information Technology (MGIT), (F/T)
Master of Science in Surveying & Geoinformatics (F/T)
PGD in Surveying & Geoinformatics (F/T)
Master of Science in Civil & Environmental Engineering (F/T & P/T)
PGD in Civil & Environmental Engineering (P/T)
Master of Science in Systems Engineering (F/T)
Master of Engineering Systems Management (MESM), (P/T)

DAY 3 – THURSDAY, 11TH OCTOBER, 2018, FACULTY OF LAW ANNEX, BEHIND FACULTY OF ARTS (Morning Session: 9.00am – 1.00pm)
Master of Conflict Management (P/T)
Master of Dispute Resolution (P/T)
Master of Legal Studies (P/T)

DAY 3 – THURSDAY, 11TH OCTOBER, 2018, INSTITUTE OF MARITIME STUDIES BUILDING, BEHIND UNIVERSITY MAIN LIBRARY (Morning Session: 9.00am – 1.00pm)
PGD in Maritime Communications & Navigation (P/T)
PGD in Maritime Environmental Studies (P/T)
PGD in Maritime Administration & Management (P/T)
Master of Maritime Administration and Management (P/T)

DAY 3 –THURSDAY, 11TH OCTOBER, 2018, JELILI OMOTOLA HALLS A & B (Afternoon Session: 2.00pm – 6.00pm)
Master of Architecture (M.Arch)
Master of Environmental Design (F/T)
Master of Landscape Architecture (P/T)
Master of Urban Design (P/T)
PGD in Environmental Design (P/T)
Master in Project Management (P/T)
Master of Science in Construction Management (F/T)
Master of Science in Construction Technology (F/T)
Master of Science in Quantity Surveying (F/T)
Master in Urban & Regional Planning (P/T)
Master of Science in Urban & Regional Planning (F/T)
Master of Science in Sociology (F/T & P/T)
Master of Criminology (F/T & P/T)

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#NigeriaAt58: Here’s Buhari’s Full Independence Day Speech

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#NigeriaAt58: Here’s Buhari’s Full Independence Day Speech

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, October 1, addressed Nigerians as the country marked its 58th Independence anniversary.

Independence Day: Nigeria Declares October 1 Public Holiday

In a speech broadcast across the nation, the President called for unity, while promising to ensure free and fair elections in 2019.

Read full speech below:

NATIONAL BROADCAST BY H.E MUHAMMADU BUHARI PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE 58TH INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY, 1ST OCTOBER, 2018

Fellow Nigerians,

Today is a day of celebration and solemn reflection. It is the anniversary of the day Nigerians realised one of the most cherished of human desires – the desire for freedom. We, therefore, give thanks to and remember our founding fathers who laboured so hard and sacrificed so much to build and bequeath to us this wonderful nation. It is our duty to consolidate this great legacy.

2. On this first October date and on the eve of the start of the general election cycle, we should do well to reflect on what binds us together and the great strength our diversity bestows on us. Ours is an ambitious nation, and, as citizens we have every right to look forward to the future with confidence and optimism which are well founded, considering where we find ourselves today.

3. There has been a steady improvement in the security situation in the North East. We remain committed to ending the crisis and make the North East safe for all.

4. Our thoughts and prayers are always with the victims of the Boko Haram’s atrocities and their families. Beyond that, we know that the goals of the Boko Haram terrorists include capturing territories, destroying our democracy and denying our children the right to education. We will not allow them to succeed.

5. I want at this point to pay tribute to the men and women of our armed forces, the Police and other security and law enforcement agencies, who have been working under the most difficult conditions to keep the country safe. In the process, many have made the supreme sacrifice.

6. As their Commander -In- Chief, I assure these our gallant men and women that I will continue to empower them by deepening their professionalism and providing all the necessary force multipliers and enablers required for them to prevail on the field. I am looking into all reported cases of inadequacies in relation to their entitlements, their welfare and those of their families.

7. We are diversifying away from reliance on oil to increased manufacturing capacity, solid minerals development, and agriculture.

8. Efforts are on course in the Niger Delta to clean up polluted lands, restore hopes of the youths in the region and re-establish livelihoods, and strengthen their capacity to guarantee for themselves and for our country a brighter future.

9. The age-long conflict between herders and farmers that was being exploited by those seeking to plant the seeds of discord and disunity amongst our people, is being addressed decisively. We will sustain and continue to support the commendable efforts by all including civil society organisations, local and states governments and our traditional and religious leaders in finding durable solution to this problem.

10. This being a transhumance issue, we are working with countries in our region that are also facing similar difficulties to complement our common efforts. In this context I must warn that the perpetrators of murder and general mayhem in the name of defending or protecting herders or farmers will face the full wrath of the law. Meanwhile, we urge all peace-loving Nigerians to reject any simplistic portrayal, at home or abroad, of this conflict as either religious or ethnic based.

11. We are one of the countries in the world most affected by environmental degradation, as a consequence of climate change. We are signatories to almost all conventions and agreements aimed at slowing down the effect of climate change and mitigating its now evident consequences.

12. The consequences on lives and livelihoods of the shrinking of the Lake Chad and the pollution caused by oil exploitation activities alone make it mandatory on us to be at the forefront of the struggle for a safer and more sustainable environment. We will continue to mobilise international support for our efforts in this regard.

13. We are making progress in the fight against corruption and recovery of stolen public funds and assets despite vicious and stiff resistance. The shameful past practice, of the brazen theft of billions of Naira is no more. Shady oil deals and public contracts that were never delivered have become things of the past.

14. Consequently, and this is very evident across the country, we have done more with less in infrastructural developments. Roads, railways, major bridges, schools, energy and power, air and sea ports, welfare of serving and retired personnel both civilian and military including payment of legacy debt such as pension arrears, have been attended to.

15. There is now an enabling environment for local and foreign investment in Nigeria. We are building a rules-based system – a level playing field that is free from fixers and intermediaries. This is the cornerstone to help genuine investors and honest consumers, and the platform that will allow for the real reforms that we intend to deliver over the coming years.

16. We are gradually strengthening the economy with a stable Naira and falling inflation rate. We are building an economy that is moving away from over reliance on oil. Consequently we have witnessed massive return to farms and seen bumper harvest, despite recurrent floods across the country.

17. These positive developments are the result of our collective pursuit of a common vision through hard work and dedication, after the missed opportunities and disappointments that followed the return to democracy in 1999.

18. At the forefront, have always been our youths. They have been at the vanguard of the struggle for independence. They fought in the war to keep the country united. And it was they who kept alive the struggle for democracy and human rights in our country at times when these were at risk, especially following the June 12th 1993 election and the historic 2015 election process.

19. Even today, our youths play a central role in Nigeria’s continuing progress and developments in all fields of our national endeavour –technology, agriculture, mining, engineering and especially the creative arts. Together we are building a more diverse, inclusive and self-reliant economy.

20. In the past three years we have introduced many policies and programmes targeted at youth development and youth empowerment. We support the ‘not too young to run’ legislation aimed at giving the youths greater say in our national politics and governance.

21. The school feeding program in primary schools is aimed at encouraging enrolment and attendance. We are building on what we have already introduced to support schools and universities to which funds have recently been released for upgrade of facilities, training programs for our entrepreneurs, and rehabilitation schemes for victims of terrorism and human trafficking.

Fellow Nigerians,

22. Now we have in our hands technology that is a powerful tool that we can and should use for knowledge and understanding. As with other countries, we must also learn how to manage those tendencies that, instead, look to abuse new technologies to provoke passions and stir tensions.

23. Never before have we faced such a challenge. We must all rise to the responsibility of shutting out those disruptive and corrosive forces that hide in today’s world of social media. We need critical minds and independent thinking, to question and question until we are satisfied we have the facts. Otherwise, all the progress we have made as a democracy since 1999 is at stake.

24. I have committed myself many times to ensure that elections are fully participatory, free and fair and that the Independent National Electoral Commission will be exactly INDEPENDENT and properly staffed and resourced. The ballot box is how we make our choice for the governments that rule in our name.

Fellow Nigerians,

25. Developing a thriving democracy is not an easy task. There can be no quick fixes or short cuts. These are the most important lessons that we have learnt in our 58 years as an independent nation.

26. At the international level, we remain a responsible and respected member of the international community, playing active positive roles within ECOWAS, the African Union and the United Nations as well as all other regional and international organisations and institutions of which we are members.

27. We will continue to support initiatives aimed at addressing the challenges of our times: global and regional crises and conflicts, terrorism, trans-border crime, climate change, human rights, gender equality, development, poverty and inequality within and between nations, etc. In this context, we are working hard to achieve both the AU 2063 Agenda for socio-economic transformation of our continent; and the UN 2030 Agenda for sustainable development, which together aim at addressing these challenges

Fellow Nigerians,

28. As we celebrate the 58th Anniversary of our independence, we know we are on the right path. Although we have our differences, they count for far less than the values, virtues and common aspirations that unite us as a nation. We have so much for which we should be grateful, and in which we should rightly take pride. Our journey is not finished but we have come a long way.

29. I want to assure you that as President, I will continue to work tirelessly to promote, protect and preserve what really matters: a united, peaceful, prosperous and secure Nigeria, where all, irrespective of background, can aspire to succeed.

Thank you. I wish you a memorable independence celebration.

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Gattuso Calls For Patience To Turn Around Milan

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Gennaro Gattuso has asked for patience for AC Milan after their 4-1 win over Sassuolo gave him time to save his job.

The Rossoneri have drawn their last four games, putting pressure on the former Milan star ahead of their trip to Sassuolo.

However, Gattuso was vindicated in the absence of injured Higuain, after fielding Castillejo as a makeshift striker.

Kessie scored from 20 yards out, before Castillejo scored a brilliant goal between Suso’s brace to render Djuricic’s strike as a mere consolation.

“At the moment, our defensive movements aren’t as good and it’s not just about the defenders, but the protective shield and going too deep. That is our weakness,” Gattuso said to Sky Sport Italia.

“We don’t press the opposition on the edge of the area, we just sit back as a shield and don’t move towards them. We had four or five through balls that caused us a lot of problems, but we know that is something we have to improve. The team does many good things and this result can help us gain confidence in everything we’re working on.

“When you wear the Milan jersey and work at a glorious club like this, which wants to get back to the top, there is pressure. People aren’t so much interested in performances as results and the table, but I knew this team had promise and just needed some time to grow.”

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Van Dijk Confident In Salah Regaining Form

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Liverpool centre back, Virgil Van Dijk has not lost faith in Mohamed Salah and believes he will regain his form in front of goal.

The 26-year-old has failed to hit the ground running this season, managing only three goals and one assist in seven games so far this season.

Klopp had earlier revealed Salah’s sadness at his poor form so far this season and Van Dijk believes it is only a matter of time, before he rediscovers his touch.

“We are seven games in and Mo’s working hard. He’s still the same Mo, and he needs a bit of luck as well,” the centre-back said.

“I’m not worried at all, and he should not be worried either. We do it all together, we’ll always be there for him and he’ll deliver as well.

“He had a tough game against Chelsea [in a 1-1 draw], but it’s part of football.”

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JAMB Is Collaborating With Some Universities To Extort Students

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JAMB Is Collaborating With Some Universities To Extort Students – A Letter Written By Awunah Pius Terwase

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Sir: The Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations UTME, formerly known as Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, in coalition with many universities in the country has been duping or rather robbing students in the name of JAMB admission letter.

This piece was written by Awunah Pius Terwase and was first published on Nigerian Guardian. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of 360Nobs.com.

JAMB and universities offer admission to qualified candidates but sometimes, only the universities make their admission letters available to all their candidates, while JAMB releases its admission letters to few numbers of candidates.

During screening by the universities after the offer of admission, candidates are expected to present the admission letters issued by both the JAMB and the university.

However, this is where JAMB and the universities rob students or rather, the candidates.

Any student that is not having JAMB admission letter during the screening, the school will collect a certain amount of money from you in the name of processing your JAMB admission letter.

Thereafter, some universities after collecting the money, they will do nothing about it until your final screening before the graduation, the same university that once collected your money to process your letter of admission from JAMB but has failed, will still ask you to present your JAMB admission letter.

At this point, students go to nearby JAMB office for their admission letters and the officials of JAMB also collect money from them before releasing their letters. Is that fair?

As I write now, potential corps members from the various universities have been asked by their schools to provide their JAMB admission letters before they could fill and submit their NYSC’s mobilisation form.

This piece was written by Awunah Pius Terwase and was first published on Nigerian Guardian. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of 360Nobs.com.

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Maradona To Messi: Don’t Return To Albiceleste

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Argentina legend Diego Maradona has advised Lionel Messi to make his retirement from the national team permanent.

The Albiceleste had an underwhelming World Cup crashing out in the last-16 of that tournament, with the squad riddled with internal conflicts and substandard performances.

Sampaoli lost his job as a result and Messi has not been named in the Argentina squad by new interim manager, Lionel Scaloni in their last two games.

And while the Barcelona star has refused to confirm his international future, his former Argentina boss believes he should not return.

“What would I tell Messi? To not come back any more. To retire,” the current Dorados coach told Clarin on Sunday.

“The Under-15s lose and it is Messi’s fault, the fixture list in Argentina puts Racing against Boca and Messi is to blame. He is always to blame. Stop breaking my balls.

“I would tell him: ‘don’t go anymore, man’. Let’s see if they can handle that. Let’s see if they’re really big men.

“I would have liked to see him tell us all to f**k off. Because he is not to blame for us not being world champions. Fine, we all placed our hopes in him, but when you go to the racetrack you hope your horse wins and he comes in eighth.

“In Formula One Vettel has a great engine and Hamilton beats him. Right now the national team doesn’t do anything for me or for the people. We have lost that. The passion. It cannot play against Nicaragua or Malta, no, brother. We are throwing all the prestige we earned down the toilet.”

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Klopp: Salah Is Not Happy With Goal Drought

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Jurgen Klopp has revealed that struggling Mohamed Salah is not happy at his struggles in front of goal.

The Egypt international has only managed 3 goals in 7 PL games this season, a far cry from his tally at this same stage.

The former Roma attacker continued his struggles against Chelsea, missing a number of chances, before he was replaced just after the hour mark.

Klopp has admitted that Salah is not happy with his level of performance at present but is in no doubt that he will soon be back to his best.

“Of course not. How could he be? It’s a normal situation,” Klopp told reporters when asked if the Liverpool forward was happy with his early season form.

“But now that’s what you have a manager for. We will talk about it.

“It’s easy for me because I don’t read what you write, maybe the boys do a bit more but that doesn’t make too much sense at the moment because you will all dissect (the issue) – a big nice cut and you will find pretty much nothing.

“That’s how it is, no problem whatsoever. It’s all fine. As long as he is working like he works and gets into the situations that he gets in, I’m completely fine and everything will be okay.”

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Tinubu Finally Reveals Why He Dumped Ambode

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Tinubu Finally Reveals Why He Dumped Ambode

A national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu has finally disclosed that he refused to support the current governor of Lagos state, Akinwunmi Ambode, for a second term because he deviated from the master plan created for the development of the state.

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Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State, also accused Ambode, whom he supported in 2015, of alienating those who ”contributed so much to our development”.

“Whenever a government departed from this plan without [a] compelling reason, the state and its people have borne the painful consequence of the improper departure,” Tinubu said.

He, however, agreed that the said master plan may not have been perfect.

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The ex-governor also formally endorsed the candidacy of Jide Sanwo-Olu, who served under him when he was the governor of the state, after months of speculation.

Bear in mind that Ambode had earlier on Sunday said Sanwo-Olu was not fit to lead Lagos owing to his criminal past and his mental health.

“This particular aspirant is somebody that has been arrested for spending fake dollars in a nightclub in America, and he has been detained for months,” Ambode said.

“He doesn’t have the competence to do what he is being propelled to do. This is somebody that has gone for rehabilitation before. The records are there at the Gbagada General Hospital.”

However, Tinubu described Sanwo-Olu as being ”endowed with superlative vision and commitment.”

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Sanwo-Olu also has the backing of all but four members of the state’s assembly and all the chairmen of local councils in the state.

“While possessing a wealth of experience and exposure, he is a young man endowed with superlative vision and commitment,” he said in a statement on Sunday.

“Most importantly, he understands the importance of the blueprint for development.

“He esteems it as a reliable and well-conceived vehicle for the future development of the state.”

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Silva: Aguero Can Break Shearer’s Record

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Bernardo Silva has backed his Man City teammate, Sergio Aguero to break Alan Shearer’s premier league record.

The Premier League legend has the highest goals in England with 260, with the City striker already netting 148 goals so far.

And 30-year-old Aguero has netted five goals in seven games for the Citizens this season.

“I think he can reach it,” said City attacker and Portugal international Silva. “He’s got the potential.

“Every season he keeps scoring more and more. We hope he can keep helping us win more titles in Manchester.”

 

“Sergio is the best scorer in Manchester City’s history,” added Silva. “He’s a legend not only for Manchester City but also for the Premier League, if not the best striker in the world then one of the best.

“You have to admire players that score 30 goals and next season they don’t rest, they want to score 30 or 40 again. We have to admire that and be happy to have him and enjoy it.

“If he reaches that level it will be even better because everyone knows how important Alan Shearer was for English football and for the Premier League.”

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MUSIC: Leke Lee – Bad Vibe ft. Otega x Playboi

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Leke Lee comes through with a new vibe titled – Bad Vibe
YEWO as popularly called who recently dropped the visuals to his previous released hit “Life Is Beautiful” comes through with a new one featuring ace rapper ‘OTEGA’ and ‘PLAYBOY’. “Bad Vibe” is such a classy and lovely tune which you can’t just resist.

The upbeat record is produced by Crespin Beats. Jam i!

PS: This is a straight hit!

Listen and Enjoy!


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