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Job: United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) Campus Ambassador Programme 2018
UBA Campus Ambassador Programme

United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) is one of Africa's leading financial institutions, with operations in 19 African countries and 3 global financial centres: London, Paris and New York. From a single country organisation founded in 1949 in Nigeria UBA has grown to become a pan-African provider of financial services with over 11 million customers, through close to 1000 business offices and touch points globally.

In 2005, UBA was born through one of the biggest mergers on the African continent. capital markets with the business combination with Standard Trust Bank (STB) Plc. From the merger UBA has emerged as a Pan-African provides a full range of solutions and services that span the full value chain from retail to corporate. UBA is also the acclaimed leader in electronic payments in the sub-region.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Position: UBA Campus Ambassador Programme

Location: Nigeria

The Programme

  • UBA Campus Ambassador programme offers a unique opportunity for students of tertiary institutions in Nigeria and across Africa to be part of a dynamic and forward thinking Pan-African bank by representing the brand on campus.
  • The initiative is part of the bank’s commitment in developing creativity and leadership abilities amongst young people in the continent of Africa.
  • The programme is designed to be a learning experience and a highly rewarding one for selected students while providing them a platform to build their leadership capabilities and showcase their diverse talents.
Responsibilities for the UBA Campus Ambassador Role
  • Represent the UBA brand on campus
  • Build relationships on campus with the school authorities, faculty and student groups
  • Identify trends and opportunities that UBA can leverage on within the campus community
  • Implement various UBA initiatives within the campus
  • Provide insights that will help UBA better understand campus requirements unique to each region
  • Learn about UBA products/ services and promote their adoption within the campus
  • Plan and host fun events on campus to amplify the UBA brand
What Qualifies an Ammbassador
  • Should possess experience in engaging stakeholders within the school community
  • Should have the ability to gather feedback and provide innovative insights
  • Should be able to dedicate 3-4 hours weekly
  • Must be highly professional in general conduct
  • Should have a UBA account
  • Must be a registered full-time undergraduate student of any tertiary institution in Nigeria and Africa countries where UBA operates
  • Must be actively involved with student groups and influential within the campus community
  • Must have established social media presence with demonstrable followership
What Does a Campus Ambassador Stand to Benefit
  • Career advisory, mentorship and interaction with managers in UBA
  • Free tickets to UBA events
  • Learn about UBA culture and career opportunities
  • Inclusion of UBA campus ambassador experience to your resume
  • Awards
  • Development of Intellectual, leadership and creative skills through periodic training
  • Monthly stipend
  • Gift pack with UBA branded collaterals
  • Network and collaborate with other ambassadors from campuses across Africa
Application Duration
Applications opens between September and Mid-December yearly.

Application Steps
  • Qualified students are expected to log on to www.ubagroup.com/campusambassadors and complete an online form with required personal data and a motivation letter highlighting why they should be selected.
Other steps include:
  • Follow @ubagroup on Facebook, Twitter , Instagram and Youtube
  • Create a short video describing how your skills and experiences are relevant to the role
  • Upload the video on your social media page with the hash tag #UBACampusAmbassador
  • Ensure to tag or mention @UBAGroup in your post. Candidates with high engagement stand a chance to be fast tracked into the application process
Note: UBA reserves the right to disqualify applicants and /or rescind ambassadorship accorded to any student if deemed to have contravened the terms and conditions of the programme.

Yakubu Binuyaminu December 1, 2017
Dangote Truck Kills FUL Student, Civil Defence Officer, One Other in Lokoja
 
Mrs. Rashida Bello Rescues Survivors 
A Dangote Cement truck has crushed three people dead in Lokoja and left about three others critically injured.

The fatal accident happened this afternoon along cemetery junction within Lokoja township.
Eye witness accounts hold that a Dangote Cement truck on a high speed smashed into a commercial tricycle commonly called Keke Napep, killing three occupants instantly and leaving others fatally wounded.
 
Among the casualties is a student of Federal University, Lokoja who was returning from a bank after paying her tuition fee. Another casualty is believed to be an officer of Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps who also died on the spot.
Kogi First Lady Mrs. Rashida Bello who arrived the accident scene almost immediately rushed the survivors to the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja where they are receiving medical attention.
The fleeing truck was reportedly apprehended by irate youth around Commissioner's quarters, setting it ablaze.
The truck driver was saved from being mobbed by a police patrol team and has been arrested.
 

Yakubu Binuyaminu November 30, 2017
And The Ebira Day In Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Went Well - See Photos.
Ebira Day In Ahmadu Bello University
Yesterday Saturday August 06 2017, I shared with you photos update from National Association Of Ebira Students (NAES) Ahmadu Bello University chapter Ebira Day Picnic and promised to share with you how the Ebira Day goes, I'm delighted to share with you that it was successful and a lot happens.

I recorded videos which we are currently working on, on the videos are things that really happened live at the event.

And again on the videos i will be sharing with you are Ebira Boys Performing magics like turning sand into sugar and Cowbell, making fire out of nothing and lots more and also cultural dances from both Ebira Girls and Guys. coming soon;

But before then i present to you the photos update.

Ebira Day In Ahmadu Bello University





Ebira Day In Ahmadu Bello University

Ebira Day In Ahmadu Bello University

Ebira Day In Ahmadu Bello University

Ebira Day In Ahmadu Bello University

Ebira Day In Ahmadu Bello University

Ebira Day In Ahmadu Bello University

Ebira Day In Ahmadu Bello University

Ebira Day In Ahmadu Bello University

Don't forget to share with your friends below and wait for the videos update.

Yakubu Binuyaminu August 7, 2017
Photos Update From Ebira Day Picnic In Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria - NAES
I told people to catch me live in A.B.U earlier earlier yesterday for the National Association Of Ebira Students (NAES), because I will be covering the event live and we thank God for the Ebira Day Picnic today, and tomorrow will be the Ebira Day Proper it will be marvelous because i will be their to cover it too, Ebiraland Media record some Video which we are working on the compression we will update.

 

 

 

  

 

 

Yakubu Binuyaminu August 5, 2017
Jagaban Beat Cause Fight Between GTBank MC And ABU Artists. - See Details.
The GTBank Born to Crea8 program, they are running in Nigeria Universities, its time for ABU and they were in ABU Main campus for their product advertisement (Free and Zero Student Account) with lots of fun ranging from Music, Dancing, Rap Battle and Raffle Draw.

On the 11th of July (Tuesday) was the second day of their arrival, after so much fun, it was time for Rap Battle when the Deejay played the popular Ycee Music Rap Beat (Jagaban) which all the artist were in disagreement with.



The objection was that this is Hausa land many of the artist don't like the Jagaban beat and they will not freestyle to the beat except the Deejay changed the beat. This provoked the MC that he asked the artists to vacate the stage and later told the artists their music is unprofessional.

The artists came back and tried to put a stop the program, but with the help of security officers and some of the GTBank officials they couldn't in time but later succeeded, at the end of the day they stopped the event and got a microphone to talk to the crowd: they said, GTBank has disrespect them (Artists) and the whole ABU for telling them their music is unprofessional. After paying a lot of money in the studio to produce music, use the same music to entertain people for free, while they (GTBank) are promoting their business and all they could do is to disrespect them so because of this they are not going to perform for the rest of the days GTBank are going to be in the school. Also they said GTBank MC did it because they were Hausa people that if it is in Lagos they can't try this, because of bunch of touts.

They told the GTBank officials that no one will turn up for their program on Thursday, one of the officials replied them that if the ABU artists did not perform they are going to bring their own artists.

After all the long arguments the ABU artists now announce that no artist will perform on stage again for GTBank not even the MCs will be able to step on stage and if any one should try it, they will injure such person, beat and sabotage all their instruments by casting stone on them...

 

We don't know what is going to happen on the 12th July, 2017 because the security officers has not dropped their comment on the issue on ground.. but i will update you later sha.

Yakubu Binuyaminu July 11, 2017
Federal Government Scholarship for Nigerian Undergraduate, Masters and PhD (Bilateral Educational Agreement) 2017/2018 -Overseas
The Federal Scholarship Board by the Federal Ministry of Education of Nigeria is now offering the 2017/2018 Bilateral Educational Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Awards for Undergraduate, Masters and PhD students to study Overseas.

Application Deadline: The 2017/2018 BEA interviews are between Monday 13th February – Thursday 16th February 2017 across the six geopolitical zones. Candidates are advised to apply online before these dates.
Offered annually? Yes
Eligible Countries: Nigeria
To be taken at (country): Russia, China, Morocco, Turkey, Algeria, Romania, Serbia, Japan, Ukraine, Cuba, Greece, Czech Republic, Syria, Macedonia, Mexico, Egypt, Tunisia etc.
Accepted Subject Areas?

  • Undergraduate level – Engineering, Geology, Agriculture, Sciences, Mathematics, Languages, Environmental Sciences, Sports, Law, Social Sciences, Biotechnology, Architecture, Medicine (very limited), etc; and
  • Postgraduate level (Masters Degree and Ph.D) in all fields.
About the Federal Scholarship: The Honourable Minister of Education, is hereby inviting interested and qualified Nigerians to participate in the 2017/2018 Nomination Interview for Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Awards for:
  • Undergraduate (UG) studies tenable in Russia, Morocco, Algeria, Serbia, Hungary, Egypt, Turkey, Cuba, Romania, Ukraine, Japan, Macedonia; and
  • Postgraduate (PG) studies tenable in Russia (for those whose first degrees were obtained from Russia), China, Hungary, Serbia, Turkey, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, e.t.c.
Type: The Awards are for Undergraduate (UG) and Postgraduate (PG) studies.
Eligibility Criteria

• Undergraduate Scholarship:
  • All applicants for undergraduate degree courses must possess a minimum qualification of Five (5) Distinctions (As & Bs) in the Senior Secoundary School Certificate, WAEC (May/June) only in the subjects relevant to their fields of study including English Language and Mathematics.
  • Certificates should not be more than Two (2) years old (2015 & 2016).
  • Age limit is from 18 to 20 years.
• Postgraduate Scholarship:
  • All applicants must hold a First Degree with at least 2nd Class Upper Division.
  • The applicants who are previous recipients of Foreign Awards must have completed at least two (2) years post qualification or employment practice in Nigeria.
  • All applicants must have completed N.Y.S.C.
  • Age limit is 35 years for Masters and 40 years for Ph.D.
• Since the BEA countries are non-English speaking, applicants should be prepared to undertake a mandatory one year foreign languare of the country of choice which will be the standard medium of instruction; and
• All applicants for Hungarian Scholarship must visit the website: www.stipendumhungaricum.hu.
Number of Scholarships: Several
What are the benefits? The participating countries are responsible for the tuition and accommodation, while Nigeria government takes care of supplement, warm clothing, health insurance, research grant where applicable and take off.
How long will sponsorship last? The duration of the scholarship offer ranges from 4- 9 years depending on the level of study and the country.
Interview Dates and Zones (Venues): 
North West: Location of interview is Kasu Main Campus
  • Mon 13th Feb: Sokoto and Zamfara states
  • Tues 14th Feb: Kano and Kebbi states
  • Wed 15th Feb: Jigawa and Katsina states
  • Thurs 16th Feb: Kaduna state
North East: Location of interview is FGGC Jalingo, Taraba State
  • Mon 13th Feb: Borno and Yobe states
  • Tues 14th Feb: Bauchi and Gombe states
  • Wed 15th Feb:  Adamawa state
  • Thurs 16th Feb: Taraba state
North Central: Crowther Memorial College, Lokoja Kogi state
  • Mon 13th Feb: Benue state and FCT
  • Tues 14th Feb: Niger and Plateau states
  • Wed 15th Feb:   Nasarawa and Kwara state
  • Thurs 16th Feb: Kogi state
South West: School of Science, Okebola, Ibadan, Oyo state
  • Mon 13th Feb: Osun and Ondo states
  • Tues 14th Feb: Lagos and Ogun states
  • Wed 15th Feb:  Ekiti state
  • Thurs 16th Feb: Oyo state
South South: Federal COE Tech Permanent Site along Asaba-Ibusa rd., Asaba, Delta state
  • Mon 13th Feb: Cross River and  Rivers states
  • Tues 14th Feb: Akwa Ibom and Bayelsa states
  • Wed 15th Feb: Edo  state
  • Thurs 16th Feb: Delta state
South East: Law Faculty, Ebonyi State University, Ebonyi state
  • Mon 13th Feb: Anambra  state
  • Tues 14th Feb: Imo state
  • Wed 15th Feb: Abia and Enugu states
  • Thurs 16th Feb: Ebonyi state
What to bring to Interview: All eligible applicants are to report for interview at the venues scheduled for their respective Zones of origin for proper identification. Two sets of the Printed Completed application forms are usually submitted at the various interview centres with the following attachments:
  • Two sets of Photocopies of Educational Certificates and Testimonials of previous schools attended with the originals for sighting;
  • One certificate is accepted i.e WAEC of May/June only; • Statement of results must be confirmed by WAEC and forwarded to the Director/Secretary, Federal Scholarship Board, Abuja;
  • Two copies of Birth certificate
  • State of Origin/LGA certificate duly signed, stamped and dated;
  • Four (4) passport sized coloured photographs on white background;
  • Academic transcripts and NYSC certificates will be required from applicants for Postgraduate Studies.

How to Apply: Candidates nominated and finally selected by the awarding BEA countries will be required to submit to Federal Scholarship Board the following:
  • Photocopies of Authenticated academic certificates;
  • Data page of current International passport, and
  • Specified Medical Reports & Police clearance certificate.
Visit the scholarship webpage for details
Sponsors: The Federal Government of Nigeria through the Federal Ministry Of Education, through the Federal Scholarship Board (FSB), Plot 245 Samuel Ademulegun Street Central Business District, Abuja

Yakubu Binuyaminu January 20, 2017
15 Reasons Nigerian Youths Do not Like a Career in Agriculture.
 
So I ask myself, why do youth in Nigeria or Africa, in general, do not like agriculture as a business or career? Why do youth hate agriculture so much? Here below are the reasons I came up with, join in and leave your comment below.

1. Young people perceive agriculture as a profession of intense labour: 

Not profitable and unable to support their livelihood compared to white collar jobs offer. They think agriculture would not afford them to enjoy the pleasures of owning a beautiful home, fast cars, the latest gadgets and mobile phones like what their colleagues in white collar jobs have access
to.

2. When one talks about agriculture or farming, in the minds of young people, they think of someone far down in a village living in a shack, who wakes up very early every morning to go dig coming back home at sunset. This farmer in their minds, is so far away detached from civilization, wears barely no clothes and is the typical person who lives on less than a dollar a week.

3. There is very high drive towards industrialization as a way to get Africa out of poverty neglecting agriculture. For instance in Nigeria, the government places great emphasis for students to study subjects that lead to careers in medicine, oil, IT neglecting and diminishing the importance on agriculture but thanks to P M B Administration seams the administration has political will in agriculture.

4. African agriculture or farming, is mostly of hoe and machete which makes it very energy and labour intensive. This is the most common example of farmers that almost every young person knows. From an early stage, every young person detests and tries to avoid this sort of life.

As a child, if any of us did not want to go to school, our parents would intimidate us with words like “ok, you are going to end like a farmer..

living a very hard life and getting infected with lice and no one is going to want to be near you”

5. In Nigeria, parents always encourage their children to study to become doctors, Engineers, accountants, in other-words professionals in white collar jobs.(Abeg who no like better thing?).
From the onset, farming or a career in agriculture is frowned upon as a poor man's business.

6. In primary and secondary school, cultivation of food in the school garden has been used as a punishment for every offence committed at school by the children, which has made many young people hate Agriculture, I'm am a good example. For failing to get an exam pass mark, you would be made to slash a bush every evening for a week or dig half an acre of potatoes.

This punishment often attracted a lot of humiliation from peers, often being laughed at, jeered at and called all sorts of names such as “failures”; “mentally disabled”

7. In school, students in the faculty of agriculture are often treated as of little importance by almost everyone while their peers in management sciences, law, Computer Science and medical school are appreciated and held with high esteem. This diminishes the morale to study agriculture, let alone practice it upon graduation.

8. Admission of students into the faculties of agriculture and food sciences is often by authorization, after being considered to have not enough grades for the subjects they had initially applied for. Students who enroll in agricultural courses, do it as a fall back plan, not something they are passionate about.(That's Nigeria For You)

They study agriculture because it is an easier alternative and for the sake of having a paper degree. (I pity some students)

9. Youths in farming, often complain that agriculture is not attractive enough in terms of compensation and conditions of service compared to what other professions like law, medicine, or banking offer. In Nigeria, there is nothing like compensation apart from your wage or salary.

10. Morale of professionals in the agricultural field is low, let alone the level of education in this field. This discourages many young graduates who opt to change careers immediately after graduation to other lucrative areas such as banking.
 

Yakubu Binuyaminu December 18, 2016
Kogi Poly Students Protest, Demands Removal of Rector
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Students of the Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja, today embarked on a protest and demanded the removal of the Rector of the institution, Alhaji Mohammed Isa.

The aggrieved students who locked the main gate of the institution as early as 6am prevented the rector and other top management staff from entering the campus.

They were said to be protesting against the non-availability of basic amenities such as portable water, electricity and toilets in hostels and classrooms in the school and also lack of functional clinic in the school, also accused the management of insensitivity to their plight.

According to them, the lack of toilet in the school was causing embarrassment to them as they visit the bushes around the campus to defecate even in the middle of the night.

The students also carried placards with various inscriptions like “remove our rector, we have lost confidence in him, “we need basic amenities in our school, government help” among others.

Speaking on behalf of the students, Omale Usman, said had to embark on a peaceful demonstration since their series of complaints to the management of the institution yielded no results.

He lamented that necessary hostels’ and lecture facilities needed by the students for conducive teaching and learning atmosphere at the institution were not provided.

“We pay school fees but we don’t have light, no toilet facilities and no power supply. If you enter the campus, everywhere is smelling because students are forced to defecate in the open”, he said.

They also appealed for construction of a pedestrian bridge across the ever busy Lokoja-Okene road to guarantee safety of students.

The students threatened to disallow the rector from entering the campus until those amenities complained about were provided.

Apart from the rector, the students also chased away the leadership of their students union, accusing them of compromise.

Addressing the protesters, the commissioner for education in the state, Dr Sunday Tolorunleke, appealed to the students to bear with the state government.

He said the students were protesting for their rights, saying government had already directed the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) to restore the disconnected electricity.

Speaking with newsmen, the Commissioner for Education, Dr. Sunday Tolorunleke said, “As a commissioner in charge we have been making frantic efforts since morning to address some of the immediate needs of the Students.

“The students are not violent, they are only asking and demanding for their right lack of electricity, water and there are no toilets.

“I went there for on the spot assessment and discovered that there are no toilets and with their huge population you can imagine. So in the interim what I have done is to approach electricity distribution company to come and fix the light and then we are asking water works to come and bring their water tankers to meet their immediate needs

“I am meeting with the Governor this evening along with the Rector to articulate all the problems. The Governor says he does not want any problem at all particularly anything that will affects the youths and students.

“I have understood the issues and I will articulate them before the Governor and very soon we will meet all their demands. We are bringing in water tankers to cushion the effect.
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Yakubu Binuyaminu October 1, 2016
What You Need to Know About South Africa's Student Protests
This week in South Africa, students are protesting the country's new plan to raise college tuition fees in 2017. The protests began around September 19, when Blade Nzimande, minister of higher education, said that universities can increase their fees for the coming school year. Now, the protests have turned violent as police have gotten involved. On Wednesday, in a protest by students of the University of Witwatersrand, located in Johannesburg, two students were injured by police using rubber bullets and stun grenades, The New York Times reports.



Universitys across South Africa have been facing difficulty when it comes to funding their school's programs recently, causing Nzimande to suggest that each university decide on their own increases in tuition price for 2017. However, many students are already having a hard time affording their education. While the minister feels no school should increase tuition by more than 8 percent, and says that some students will be unaffected by this depending on their personal situations, hearing that tuition prices will go up caused students to speak up for their belief that they should be getting free education.

Now, the University of Witwatersrand, the Univeristy of Cape Town and the University of KwaZulu-Natal have started protesting. A police spokesman said that police fired the stun grenades in response to students throwing stones.

Similar protests occured in 2015 when the minister of higer education last proposed a raise in tuition costs across the country, causing him to decide there would be no fee increases for 2016, The Washington Post writes. But these protests are about more than just a raise in tution. Students are also angered by the fact that while about 80 percent of the South African population is black, they face a lot of inequality when it comes to education.
Students have also taken their protests to social media, using the hashtags #Fees2017 and #FeesMustFall.

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Yakubu Binuyaminu September 24, 2016
Kogi State University SUG Takes To The Streets In Protest
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Kogi State University (KSU) Students Union leaders this morning took to major roads in the state to protest the three months and still counting industrial strike action embarked by the Academic Staff Union of Kogi State University Chapter.0
According to the SUG leaders who were joined by some members of the National Association of Nigeria Student (NANS), the students want the State Government to come to their aide so they can resume back to school and finish their academic session.
As they marched to the State Government House, they blocked the major route of Lokoja, Kogi State Capital linking from Ganaja Junction to Falele.
And trust them they sang from the school gate down to the Government house. We hope they will be heard.

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Yakubu Binuyaminu July 14, 2016
How we were forced to sleep with 20 men daily - students
Four teenage girls, who were tricked into prostitution in a notorious Calabar brothel, Vegas Flex, weekend recounted how they sleep with more than 20 men daily and how their ‘Madam’ collects the money.
 
The girls, Felicia Nzuworgar, 17; Patience Williams, 18; Angela Benjamin, 17 and Charity Nkwogor all from Okun Local Government Area of Benue state said Abigail Aliyu whom they call “Chair Lady” took them from their homes in Benue State in January this year on the pretext that she was taking them to Lagos to work as sales girls in her drinking spot, but ended up as sex workers in the brothel located at 26 Bedwell Street, Calabar. One of the girls, Felicia, told Vanguard,

“the woman told me that she has a beer parlour in Lagos and wanted me to work as sales girl there, but when we got here she gave me boxer shorts to wear and when I asked her where the drinking parlour is for me to start working, she said I should hustle like other girls by sleeping with men and when I refused she beat me up.”

The girls, with different cane marks on their bodies, said the lady beat them to submission, adding that when they started it was very painful as they were not used to sleeping with such large number of men daily.

Patience recounting her experience said ‘

“Every day we sleep with over twenty men for N500.00 each and because we are young, men do line up to have us. At about 12 midnight, ‘Chair Lady’ will come in and collect the money, because she counts the condoms she gives to us, if you do not give her all the money she will beat you mercilessly.

The girls said Abigail and the men working for her normally, searched their room and their bodies at the close of each day to ensure they had not hidden any money and beaten if any money was found on them. They said Abigail on arrival in Calabar collected their phones and did not allow any of them to step outside the brothel for fear that they might run away. They said when Angela and Charity attempted to escape that they were beaten to a state of unconsciousness by the woman and some of her male friends. Angela said

“ When I tried running away, she brought a soldier and a policeman, who are her boyfriends, and they beat me up and poured tear gas in my eyes. I later fell sick because of that beating for many days”. On why they followed the woman without letting their parents know, they said once the woman touched them on the shoulders they became confused and went with her. “ I was walking in our market in Okun Local

Government Area when she greeted me and touched me on the shoulder and that was how I followed her and we entered vehicle to Enugu to the house of a juju man, who prepared a medicine (concoction) for us to drink which she said was to protect us from sickness, but when we got to Calabar, she said if we run away the medicine the man gave us will make our private part to rot,”Charity narrated.

But the Ebonyi State born, “Chair Lady” , Abigail Aliyu , said her arrest by operatives of the Anti Human Trafficking operatives of the Cross River State Police Command was due to jealousy, adding that she was not the one that brought the girls to Calabar. Mr John Eluu,

Cross River State Police Public Relations Officer, said the woman will soon be charged to court after investigation and warned youths to be cautious and not go with anyone who promises them jobs in Lagos or any other town without any proof.

Yakubu Binuyaminu July 10, 2016
Photos: Students Of Yabatech Protest Over Death Of Final Year Female Colleague

Students of Yaba college of technology are currently protesting the death of a final year food technology female student just two weeks to the second semester exams. Reports has it that she died due to the negligence of the school medical centre.



As at the time of writing, the school gates has been closed, nobody is allowed in or out unless you have to scale through.

Gbenga Adebayo (not real name) has this to say; "The school medical centre is messed up, when we go there for common treatments, the medical attendants will tell us to go and buy drugs as cheap as paracetamol outside. The girl that died went there for treatment, they did not attend to her properly. Now that she's dead they are claiming that she's a sickler. If we don't protest, things like this would continue"

Another student says "The stress here is too much, when we get sick, they won't provide treatment and we pay for medical bills in our school fee. She's dead now and they are saying she suffered from sickle cell.

The deceased sister who is also a student of the school claims that her sister is not a sickle cell carrier that the school is just using that to cover up.

The protestants are agitating that they won't stop till the rector or any senior officer comes to address the issue. As at the time of reporting, no school official has come to address the students.


Source Credits::: Exclusiveloaded.com

Yakubu Binuyaminu February 10, 2016
Photos: UNIBEN Students Develop Made In Nigeria Sports Car

Students from the University of Benin (UNIBEN), under the Department of Production Engineering, designed and developed a sports car recently.

The project was sponsored by the Shell Petroleum Development Corporation (SPDC)

The beautiful sports car was entered into the Shell Eco-marathon race which was aimed at pushing the technology with the focus of improving fuel efficiency in vehicles.

See photos below;

You can watch a video documentary of the rac car project from the following link; http://eng.uniben.edu/gallery.html


Source Exclusiveloaded.com

Yakubu Binuyaminu
Some Latin and French Expressions Used In English and Their Meaning.

Every educational post on English language on this blog site is a hit back to back ranging from some grammatical error in our daily use of English language to some compare ration of words in English language.

Impromptu {Latin}
Unprepared. An impromptu speech is, one made without previous preparation.
Et cetera {Latin}
And the rest generally abbreviated to etc.
Inter alia{Latin}
Among other things
Ego{Latin}
Literally “I” generally means a persons, self esteem or pride
Alter ego {Latin}
Ones other self, very intimate friend
Bona fide {Latin}
Genuine, I am a bona fide member of Ebiraland.
Id est {Latin}
That is, often abbreviated as i.e.
In situ {Latin}
In its original place or form
In extremis {Latin}
Extreme condition
Per annum {Latin}
Each year.
Curriculum Vitae {Latin}
A summary of a person’s qualifications and career, often used to support an application for a Job.
Pro rata {Latin}
In the same proportion
Ad hoc {Latin}                              
Intended for a particular purpose: temporary | an ad hoc committee.
Alma mater {Latin}
Abbr. AD. In the year of our lord.
Sine die {Latin}
Without a date fixed, adjourn meeting sine die.
Erratum {Latin}
Error in printing or writing.
Ex gratia {Latin}
Payment not legally binding but for which some moral obligation is felt.
Vice versa {Latin}
The other way round.
Versus {Latin}
Often in a sport often shortened as V or VS.
Sub rosa {Latin}
Beyond powers or authority granted by law.
Modus operandi {Latin}
Method of dealing with a piece of work.
Fiancé and fiancée {French}
A man and A woman set to get married after engagement.
Précis {French}
A summary
Déjà vu
Seen before
Malaise {French}
An uneasy feeling.
Par excellence {French}
As the best possible example.
Rapport {French}
A relationship, a sense of fellow feeling.
A communiqué {French}
An official announcement.
Cliché {French}
A phrase that is worn out by over use and has therefore lost its tradition force.
Adieu {French}
Goodbye.
A la mode {French}
According to the latest fashion

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Yakubu Binuyaminu January 25, 2016