JAMB 2017 UTME 15th May – Live Updates!

As you prepare for the for the 2017 JAMB exam, we want to remind you of the things you are expected to take to the examination hall.

As announced by JAMB, you are not required to take any other item apart from what we are listing for you below;

1. You need at least 2 printed copies of your JAMB exam slip. You are to submit one to the invigilator while you keep the other one for reference purposes.
Note: The exam slips should be printed in coloured.

2. You may need a Biro. So we advise you go with one.

BAGS, MOBILE PHONES, CALCULATORS AND OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE EXAMINATION CENTRE FOR SECURITY REASONS.

However, if you must go to the exam centre with the prohibited items mentioned in number 5, please make sure you find a safe place to keep it or where your eyes can easily see it to avoid having them stolen.

Please also note the following
1. Please ensure Your Biometric (Thumbprints) Verification is done at the examination centre because it is COMPULSORY. If it is not done, ask for it.

2. Remember If you miss your Schedule (Exam Date and TIME), you forfeit the right to sit for the Examination.

Is there something we may have missed? Share it with others on the comment box.

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The Fallacy of Olympics

The Olympics have a problem. Countries that have bid and won the “honor” of hosting the games are finding it increasingly difficult to manage the after effects — from rampant growth to financial demands — that accompany inviting the world for a late summer visit every four years.

The last host city that substantially profited from hosting the Olympics was Los Angeles, which “earned”$93 million some thirty-plus years ago when it hosted the 1984 games. The southern California event set the template for Barcelona and Atlanta, two cities that re-envisioned their respective downtowns and central hubs thanks to the Olympics, but in the years since, it has been increasingly more difficult for host countries to justify pursuing the games, leaving too many empty and unusable stadiums in the wake.

Take Brazil. A thriving economy and a commitment to athletic excellence led Brazil to target landing the 2016 games, but the subsequent combination of a recession and various scandals have left the South American country — the first ever to land the Olympics — in tatters. Wayne Drehs and Mariana Lajolo ofDoubletruck, ESPN.com’s longform vertical, explored what has happened to Brazil just one year after the Olympics left Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and its other cities:

The opening ceremony in Brazil’s famed Maracanã was the most watched in Olympic history. More than 2.5 billion people from around the globe tuned in as 11,000 athletes marched on the stadium floor holding a cartridge of soil and a seed from a native Brazilian tree. The athletes placed the cartridges into mirrored towers. Olympic organizers called the procession “Seeds of Hope,” explaining the containers would be planted as part of an Athlete’s Forest in the Deodoro neighborhood of Rio.

But now, just over a year later, there is perhaps no greater example of the Rio Games’ complicated legacy. The seedlings sit in planting pots under a sheer black canopy on a farm 100 kilometers from Rio. Prior to last week, Marcelo de Carvalho Silva, the director of Biovert, the company responsible for the seeds, hadn’t heard from Olympic organizers in months. He had no idea what the plans were for the seeds, but he painstakingly watched over them for free, knowing what it would mean for his company — and the country — if something happened to them.

BREAKING BREAKING: President Buhari meets with APC governors and leaders in London (photos)

– President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday, July 23, met with some All Progressives Congress, (APC) governors and leaders in London

– The delegation included the APC party chairman, John Oyegun; governors of Imo, Kaduna, Kogi, Nasarawa and Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi

– President Buhari described the negative reports about him as lies

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday, July 23, received a delegation of All Progressive Congress (APC) governors at the Abuja House, in London.

Vikzzy.wordpress.com gathered that the Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha said the president was very cheerful and has not lost any bit of his sense of humour.

In a telephone conversation with Femi Adesina, the president’s media adviser, following the meeting of the APC governors and leaders with President Buhari, he said the president was delighted to receive the delegation and asked each governor about affairs in his state.

Governor Okorocha said the party delegation spent more than an hour with President Buhari over lunch, and it was very clear from the discussions that he followed developments at home very closely.

When asked to react to all the negative things being said about him, the president just laughed, describing such negative reports as lies. Governor Okorocha said President Buhari was completely unperturbed by the cocktail of lies, adding that he sent his best wishes to Nigerians.

According to Okorocha Nigerians don’t have to worry at all, adding that President Buhari will be back as soon as the doctors give him the green light.

“By our visit to London today, the merchants of lies have been put out of business and Nigerians will not buy the garbage they have been selling. All those who look up to fake news can find better use for their time,” Governor Okorocha noted.

Governors Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa; Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna; Yahaya Bello of Kogi; and APC National Chairman, Chief John Oyegun, were also in the delegation.

President Buhari left Nigeria for London on Sunday, May 7, 2017, to attend to health challenges, having earlier made a similar trip to London and upon arrival in Nigeria, stated that he was going to return to London at a later date.

Governor Rochas Okorocha transforms 305 youths into millionaires

– The governor says his administration is determined to give poverty a deadly blow in the state

– Okorocha warns the beneficiaries to put the money to good use, noting that they will be arrested if they fail to do so

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has transformed 305 youths into instant millionaires by empowering them with the sum of one million naira each.

The youths who benefited from empowerment programme were selected from the 305 wards across the 27 local government areas of the state, according to a statement by Sam Onwuemeodo, the chief press secretary to the governor.

The Okorocha explained that he chose to empower one youth each from the 305 wards in the state to encourage the youths to succeed and begin to contribute to the progress and prosperity of the state in particular and the nation at large.

He said: “I declare myself the grand patron of all the Youth Millionaires. Henceforth, if you encounter problems in running your various businesses you should feel free to consult me by channeling your difficulties through the Chief of Staff. My dream is to make sure that in the next one year your story will change for better.

“We have employed ten young graduates from each of the 305 wards totaling 3050. We have empowered ten women in each of the wards with N100,000 also totaling N305million. And today, we have given One Million Naira each to 305 youths. Those in school are enjoying our free education programme. We are determined to give poverty a deadly blow in the state.”

The governor however told the beneficiaries to put the money to good use, warning that if the government visits them and does not see what you are doing with the money, they will be arrested and put in prison.

Meanwhile, N-Power, the empowerment scheme instituted by the federal government under current administration has told candidates who volunteered under the N-health category that their assessment tests have begun.

The scheme in a tweet on Friday, July 21,advised some candidates who have gotten the SMS about the test to log in and write the test.

It said others applicant that applied for N-Health will get their SMS between Friday, July 21 and Monday 24 July, 2017.

New White House communications boss deletes tweets Trump would not love

Donald Trump’s new communications chief has deleted tweets in which he shared views contrary to the US president’s own, saying they were a distraction.

The day after he started his new job Friday, Anthony Scaramucci, a New York financier, cleared up his Twitter trail of remarks in which he differs from Trump on illegal immigration, climate change, Islam and even gun control.

“Full transparency: I’m deleting old tweets. Past views evolved & shouldn’t be a distraction. I serve @POTUS agenda & that’s all that matters,” the new man on the White House job announced on Twitter.

A bit later, Scaramucci followed up with “The politics of ‘gotcha’ are over. I have thick skin and we’re moving on to @POTUS agenda serving the American people.”

In a 2012 comment he tweeted, he appeared to back many causes long championed by Democrats, describing himself as “for Gay Marriage, against the death penalty, and Pro Choice.”

White House press secretary Sean Spicer abruptly resigned Friday in protest aat Scaramucci’s hiring.

In a written statement, Trump said he was “grateful” for Spicer’s work and praised his “great television ratings” — a reference to Spicer’s keenly watched, combative and often-satirized news briefings.

Spicer’s departure marked rising tensions in an administration that has seen its legislative agenda falter at the same time it has been buffeted by an investigation into alleged collusion with Russia.

This lady is claiming Mr. Eazi is her boyfriend, sends him birthday shout out (photos)

– Photos and videos of musician Mr Eazi and his girlfriend Temi Otedola have gone viral on the internet

– But this hasn’t stopped one lady on Instagram from claiming she is in a relationship with Mr Eazi

– Mr Eazi is yet to respond to the claims

It’s no longer news that popular musician Mr Eazi is dating billionaire Femi Otedola’s daughter Temi. But an Instagram user has come out to claim that she is in a relationship with him.

Writing via her handle @ style_by_kj, she labelled him her boyfriend, and her number one while also wishing him a happy birthday.

Meanwhile, some fans think his real girlfriend Temi is responsible for him cancelling his show in Houston Texas. All because she had announced that she had a great day planned for both of them in celebrating his birthday.

See reactions below: Watch how Temi surprised Eazi on his birthday below: Iyanya recently told NAIJ TV how new musicians like Mr Eazi and Tekno keep him on his feet below

Nigerian doctor allegedly transfuses HIV-infected blood into boy

A man who has been parading himself as a doctor was arrested for allegedly transfusing HIV-infected blood into a little boy.
The man identified as 

Jonathan Sidi-Ibrahim, was arrested after he was discovered to be a quack doctor who had infected his 6-year-old patient, Emmanuel Alaku, with HIV.
According to reports from PUNCH, Sidi-Ibrahim who eventually confessed to running an illegal clinic at Iwashi Dogo of Sarking Dawaki ward, Doma local government area of Nasarawa state since 2015, had transfused his patient with blood which was already infected with the much dreaded virus.
He was arrested by men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) in the state.
Confirming the incident, the Nasarawa state NSCDC commandant, Mr Lawal Bashir-Kano, who said the suspect will feel the full weight of the law, said:

“The suspect was arrested for operating an unregistered, illegal clinic known as Abrason Destiny Clinic. Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect, in 2015, transfused unscreened and infected blood into an unsuspecting patient and in the process caused the patient to be infected with HIV.”

“I have been operating an illegal clinic since 2015 after I graduated from the School of Health, Keffi, in Keffi Local Government Area of Nasarawa state. My clinic is not registered and I have carried out surgical procedures on people in the state.”

Mr Sylvester Alaku, Emmanuel’s father, blamed his wife for endangering their son by taking him to the illegal clinic that has now left them in this unfortunate situation.

Na wa!

Meet Nigerian female student who made A1 in all her WAEC subjects (photos)

The student set the record high after she made all A’s in her nine subjects.
Chineche’s teacher, Chibulu Austin, who was proud of his student’s achievement, took to Facebook to share her result to the world.

In his post, Austin noted that he is very proud and happy to have taught a lady with great learning abilities.

Nigerian female candidate makes nine A1 in WAEC Photo Source: Facebook user Chibulu Austin

You may recall that the 2016 (WASSCE) also produced a Kaduna state student who also made all A’s