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No More Department Of Mass Communication In Nigerian Universities. Read Why 

 

NUC unbundles Mass Communication Degree into Seven degree awarding programmes while making Mass Communication to become a Faculty.

The seven new Programmes/Departments, to be domiciled in a Faculty of Mass Communication are:

1. Journalism & Media Studies

2. Public Relations

3. Advertising

4. Broadcasting

5. Film & Multi-Media Studies

6. Development Communication Studies

7. Information & Media Studies

This is a great news…better professionals will emerge from 2025!

NUC splits Mass Comm., 3 other degree programmes

The National Universities Commission (NUC) says it has unbundled Mass Communication into seven separate degree programmes to meet present demand.

The Commission also said that degree programmes in Agriculture, Architecture and Creative Art have also been split into different ones, with the changes expected to take effect in this year in all universities in the country.

NUC’s Executive Secretary, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, who made this known to newsmen in Abuja, said Mass Communication has been unbundled into Media Studies, Public Relation Studies, Cinematography, among others.

He said the present Agriculture degree programme in the universities is now broken into Forestry, Soil Science, Plant Science and others.

Prof. Rasheed, who dismissed news making round in some quarters that the Federal Government has abolished catchment area as part of criteria for admission into Nigerian universities, said peddlers of such information probably misconstrued the government decision to ensure more national spread of students in all federal universities.

The NUC boss lamented the behaviour of some communities who always want to flood institutions located in their area with their kith and kin, “saying our universities are being dangerously localized”.

On the reports of over 100 fake professors in Nigerian universities, the NUC boss confirmed that there were fake professors in the system but said he was yet to get the real figure.

Speaking further, the NUC boss revealed that there are about 61,000 lecturers teaching in Nigerian universities while only about 10,000 of them are professors.

Rasheed said institutions like polytechnics, colleges of education, inter-university centre as well as research institutes cannot produce professors as only the University’s Senate has the power to promote academic staff to the professorial position.

He expressed worry over the upsurge of illegal degree-awarding institutions, saying the Commission is compiling a comprehensive list of such illegal universities and working with the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to ensure that graduates of such institutions and other fake universities from nearby countries are not mobilised for the one-year mandatory service.

 

I Am The Sexiest In The Whole Wide World – Teni Declares

Fast-rising artiste, Teni The Entertainer has taken to her Twitter page to declare herself as the sexiest woman in the whole world.

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The self-declared humanist and defender of the chubby, who turned 27 in December, had shared a video which shows her chilling with her friends by the pool side.

See video below


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The Rift Between African-Americans And Recent African Immigrants To The US

There is a huge chasm between African-Americans and African immigrants in the United States. That chasm has widened over the years. It has caused deep animosity between many African-Americans and their African immigrant cousins.

The chasm has prevented African-Americans from participating in the current economic boom in Africa and it has shut many African immigrants out of opportunities for economic advancement here in the United States.

The problem stems from deep misconceptions, sometimes fueled by the U.S. media. Astonishingly, many African-Americans believe that Africans are backward and primitive. Some make crude jokes about Africans or do not acknowledge the great contribution Africa has made to the world.

For their part, many African immigrants buy into the erroneous notion that African-Americans are lazy and violent.

They do not appreciate the great sacrifice African-Americans made, through advocating for their civil rights, to lay the foundation for Africans to be able to come to the United States and live in a country where both blacks and whites have equal rights, at least in theory if not always in practice.

The different experiences of the two groups

To understand the deep division that exists between African Americans and Africans, one first has to examine the background of the two groups.

Before migrating to the United States, most Africans have typically dealt with white Americans who went to Africa as Peace Corps volunteers, missionaries, doctors or teachers. These Americans acted as mentors and guardians to the Africans and developed positive relationships with them.

When they come to the United States, it has been my experience that Africans can easily identify with white Americans because they understand each other. Before migrating to the United States, the majority of Africans have had little to no direct negative experiences with whites. They simply do not hate them.

On the other hand, most African-Americans grew up in black neighborhoods where they learned from older generations the history of slavery and the cruelty it inflicted on the black race. Furthermore, they have usually experienced firsthand and in their communities the legacies of racism that still exist in the United States.

With this background, many African-Americans are not generally predisposed to trust white Americans, and they look down on those African immigrants who express respect or admiration for white Americans.

How they react to racism and discrimination

A fundamental difference between African Americans and African immigrants is the way they react to racism and discrimination.

African Americans usually see racism as the main cause of poverty among their people. They are also quick to point out instances of perceived racism, even in circumstances where it is ambiguous, unclear or more complex than simple racial bigotry or discrimination.

A classic example is the currently large African-American population in prison. Most African-Americans feel that the only reason there are so many African Americans incarcerated is their race. They blame police discrimination and lawmakers who make laws weighted to punish blacks.

For Africans, after suffering many years in civil wars, military coups and other problems, they are happy to be in a country that offers them freedom. They are ready to integrate into the American culture without getting involved in the lingering racial conflicts. They do not typically get involved in the ongoing civil rights struggle – and that has angered many African-Americans.

How they react to adversity

Perhaps the greatest difference I have seen between African immigrants and African-Americans is how they react to adversity.

Most African immigrants to the United States came here for economic advancement. They do not have any political agenda. They are willing to take any job and do not blame the “system” when they fail in their endeavors.

Most African immigrants to the United States often live in mixed neighborhoods instead of black neighborhoods and they easily integrate. African immigrants know who they are. They are not easily offended when someone tries to put them down. They know where they come from and why they are here.

For African-Americans, there is often a tendency to blame slavery for most of the problems they face today. For instance, when African American students fail in school, some educators blame slavery and do not look for other factors.

However, the time has come for African Americans to realize that while racism still persists, the best thing they can do for their children is to teach them to take full responsibility for their actions. Fathers need to take care of their children and young women need to stay in school instead of having children.

It is only when black people, be they from Africa or America, unite to instill discipline and respect for each other that the chasm that has divided us will narrow. Then we can finally work together to remove poverty from our people both here in the United States and Africa.

Admission Row: JAMB Orders ABU To Offer Young Girl, Whose Story Went Viral, Medicine

Thomas Goodness Shekwobyalo: JAMB Orders ABU To Offer Girl Medicine

*Registrar meets Niger State, ABU representative

By Yusuf Alli,

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board(JAMB) has ordered Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) to admit a female candidate from Niger State, Thomas Goodness Shekwobyalo medicine instead of the Anatomy she was offered.

But it is left to Shekwobyalo to either accept or reject.

Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede gave the directive in Bwari, Abuja at a review meeting with the representative of the Commissioner for Education in Niger State, Bellu Attahiru, the Admission Officer of ABU, Haruna Ali Mohammed, representatives of the Civil Society Organisations and top officials of the agency.

Although the girl and her parents were invited, they refused to show up after reassurance that they will come.

Miss Shekwobyalo, who is not from Benue as being championed by Governor Samuel Ortom, had alleged that she was denied admission for medicine because she is a Christian.

She also claimed that she scored 309 to come top in Niger State but religious factor was used against him.

At the review session where all the facts were laid on the table, it was discovered that the girl is from Niger State and not Benue State.

It was also realised that by average score, she was not the best from the state despite her 309 score in UTME.

The breakdown of the three best candidates from Niger is as follows: Isah Mujahid(UTME,296; Post-UTME, 303; and Average Score, 299); Hassan Ruqayyat Ndaisa
(UTME,275; Post-UTME, 309; and Average Score, 292) and Thomas Goodness Shekwobyalo (UTME,309 ; Post-UTME, 274; and Average Score, 288).

But JAMB discovered that ABU decided to peg its Merit List at two candidates per state leaving out Shekwobyalo from those shortlisted for medicine.

Shekwobyalo also changed her course to Anatomy following a call/advisory she allegedly received from ABU.

She could not, however, present any evidence to JAMB or identify who advised her to change the course.

Notwithstanding, the JAMB Registrar, Oloyede said it was wrong for ABU to limit its Merit List to two per state.

He also said: “Contrary to insinuations, this meeting has shown that Shekwobyalo was not discriminated against on religious or ethnic basis.

“We discovered that she has changed her course from Medicine to Anatomy.

” I spoke with her but she said somebody called her to change to Anatomy. Up till now, she has not shown any evidence.

” We discovered that ABU did something wrong. They were distributing merit on state basis. They decided to offer Medicine to two candidates per state.

“One of the achievements of this meeting is how to legitimize her admission into Medicine( MBBS).

” We have decided to reverse her Anatomy admission. ABU should put her on notice that she has been offered to read Medicine. It is left to her to accept or reject.

“JAMB exists to ensure fairness and justice to all. I have addressed many similar cases in about seven universities without sensationalisation on the basis of religion or tribalism.”

The Director of Schools and Educational Services, Mr. Bellu Attahiru , who represented the Commissioner for Education, said: ” It is obvious she was not discriminated along based on religion. I will let the Niger State Government know the facts as laid down today. We thank JAMB for reversing her admission from Anatomy to Medicine.”

In the presence of all stakeholders, the Admission Officer of ABU, Haruna Ali, effected Shekwobyalo’s course to nedicine.

 

Newly Appointed Abia LGA Chairman Dies After A Meeting

Onyekachi Okoro Is Dead: Arochukwu LGA Chairman Dies After Meeting In His Office

BREAKING!! Newly Appointed Abia LGA Chairman Dies After Meeting In His Office(Photo)

The newly appointed Chairman of Arochukwu Local Government Area of Abia, Mazi Onyekachi Okoro is dead, Igbere TV has learnt.

Igbere TV gathered that the late chairman attended a brief meeting in his office today at Arochukwu LGA headquarters, after which he visited some political stakeholders in Arochukwu.

According to our source, he died immediately he got home.

 

 

Iran Mistakenly Shot Down Ukraine Jet – US Media

US officials say they believe the Ukrainian International Airlines Boeing 737-800 was hit by a missile, CBS says.

Ukraine earlier said it was examining whether a missile strike brought down the aircraft – but Iran ruled this out.

The crash came just hours after Iran carried out missile strikes on two airbases housing US forces in Iraq.

CBS News quoted US intelligence sources as saying a satellite detected infrared “blips” of two missile launches, followed by another blip of an explosion.

Meanwhile, Newsweek quoted a Pentagon and senior US intelligence officials, as well as an Iraqi intelligence official, as saying they believed the Ukrainian plane was hit by a Russian-made Tor missile.

US President Donald Trump said on Thursday that “I have my suspicions” over the plane. “Somebody could have made a mistake,” he said.

Amid tensions heightened by the US killing of top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani on 3 January, Iran has said it will not hand over the recovered black box flight recorders to Boeing, the plane’s manufacturer, or to the US.

Under global aviation rules Iran has the right to lead the investigation, but manufacturers are typically involved.

Read Also Trump: US ‘Targeting’ 52 Iranian Sites, To Strike If Iran Attacks US Assets 

What does US media report?

In separate reports, CBS News and Newsweek said US and Iraqi intelligence officials were confident the Ukrainian plane was brought down by a missile fired by Iran.

CBS published a brief report on Twitter, saying the officials were confident the plane was shot down.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fURfbNraMn4

It said this information was based on US intelligence, which sources said picked up signals of a radar being turned on. US satellites also reportedly detected two missile launches shortly before the Ukrainian plane exploded.

Meanwhile, Newsweek quoted US and Iraqi officials as saying they believed the aircraft was hit by a Russia-built Tor M-1 surface-to-air missile system, known as Gauntlet by Nato.

Two Pentagon officials assessed that the incident was accidental, Newsweek added.

It quoted sources as saying that Iran’s anti-aircraft systems were probably active following its attacks on the US airbases.

 

Iraq Asks US Forces To Leave There Country As Mourners Attend Qasem Soleimani’s Funeral Ceremony.

ISTANBUL — Iraq’s prime minister Sunday urged parliament to take “urgent measures” to force the withdrawal of foreign forces following a U.S. drone strike that killed a senior Iranian commander and key Iraqi militia leader in Baghdad last week.

In an address to parliament, Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi recommended that the government establish a timetable for the exit of foreign troops, including the members of the U.S.-led coalition to fight the Islamic State, “for the sake of our national sovereignty.”

“What happened was a political assassination,” Abdul Mahdi said of the U.S. strike that targeted Iran’s elite Quds Force commander, Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, as traveled in a convoy near the Baghdad airport.

He said that foreign troops were in Iraq to train its forces and help target remnants of the Islamic State “under the supervision and approval of the Iraqi government.”

“Iraq cannot accept this,” he said. “No foreign troops are allowed to conduct their own military actions inside Iraq.”

His statement followed an earlier announcement from the U.S.-led coalition saying it had paused its training mission in Iraq due to “repeated rocket attacks over the last two months” by the Iran-backed militia, Kataib Hezbollah. It would now focus on protecting its bases from attack, the coalition said. NATO announced Saturday its own suspension of training programs.

Iran meanwhile said Sunday it would limit its response to the attack to U.S. military targets.

“The response for sure will be military and against military sites,” Hossein Dehghan, the military adviser to Iran’s supreme leader, said in an interview with CNN. “The only thing that can end this period of war is for the Americans to receive a blow that is equal to the blow they have inflicted.

 

Trump: US ‘Targeting’ 52 Iranian Sites, To Strike If Iran Attacks US Assets 

President Trump has warned the US is “targeting” 52 Iranian sites and will strike “very fast and very hard” if Tehran hits Americans or US assets.

His comments followed the US assassination of Qasem Soleimani, a top Iranian general, in a drone strike on Friday.

Iran has vowed to avenge his killing.

Mr Trump wrote on Twitter that Iran “is talking very boldly about targeting certain USA assets” in response to the general’s death.

He said the US has identified 52 Iranian sites, some “at a very high level & important to Iran & the Iranian culture, and those targets, and Iran itself, WILL BE HIT VERY FAST AND VERY HARD” if Tehran strikes the US.

“The USA wants no more threats!” Trump added.

The president said the 52 targets represented the 52 Americans held hostage in Iran after they were seized at the US embassy in Tehran in 1979.

President Of Iran Assures Soleimani’s Daughter Of Revenge (Photos)

Iran’s President Rouhani issues chilling warning that the U.S made a ‘grave mistake’ by killing Soleimani and will face the consequences ‘for years to come’ after his family asks for revenge

President Hassan Rouhani told Soleimani’s family during a visit on Saturday that the U.S. had committed an ‘unforgettable crime’ against the Iranian nation.

When one of the notorious general’s daughter’s asked who will take revenge, the president told her: ‘Everyone’

The leader of Iran’s Quds Force was killed in an airstrike on Friday ordered by President Donald Trump

Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatolla Ali Khamenei, warned warned that ‘the continuing fight & ultimate victory will be more bitter for the murderers & criminals’

Trump said he ordered the killing because Soleimani was plotting ‘imminent and sinister’ attacks against Americans

He added that the airstrike was not to start a war, but to stop a war

In a visit to the notorious general’s house on Saturday, one of Soleimani’s daughter’s asked President Hassan Rhouani for revenge.

Also Read :Iran Hackers Hack Into American Government’s Website 

‘Who is going to avenge my father’s blood?’ she asked.

In response, he promised her that ‘everyone will take revenge’ and ‘we will, we will avenge his blood , you don’t worry.’

‘The Americans did not realize what a grave mistake they have made. They will suffer the consequences of such criminal measure not only today, but also throughout the years to come,’ Rouhani said.

 


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This Is The Number One Reason You Are Still Broke 

It was a decision you took to open this thread out of numerous threads.. Decisions can either lead you into a lifetime of happiness or regrets..

You can never get rich in life through making POOR DECISIONS. Staying broke is a reflection of your POOR DECISIONS .Becoming rich is a reflection of your RICH DECISIONS..

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You graduated with one of the best grades but still no job yet after a long while and u keep on saying that, u want to work in a well paying company or nothing else, That is is a POOR DECISION. Why don’t u think of how to source for capital and invest it in an idea that can give u a source of income while still aiming for that job. That is a RICH DECISION

Because u are a graduate and you have a Nysc certificate, Then u start feeling like some menial jobs, are not meant to be done by u, even if it could be a steady source of income for u ? That is a POOR DECISION .

You are born and raised in a poor home and u keep telling yourself that if your parents were wealthy, you would have had a better life.. That is a POOR DECISION instead tell yourself this, I grew up in a poor home but my own children must not grow up in a poor home. That is a RICH DECISION.

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Your parents are finding it hard to send u to school and even to feed u as their child is hard for them and u are silently asking yourself why God decided to put u in that family, That is a POOR DECISION Instead tell yourself this, GOD put me in this family so that i can change the story of my parents for good, That is a RICH DECISION.

In Summary.. your mind is the engine, The decisions u make is the fuel that would either power the engine through the destination to a Life u dream of..

Please here is an illustration below and please using Lagos and Akwaibom is just an illustration not that I mean u re in Lagos going to Akwa Ibom :

You are in Lagos YOUR PRESENT SITUATION) and your destination is Akwa Ibom (THE LUXURY KIND OF LIFE YOU WANT TO LIVE) ,Ur Life is the Car, Your mind is the engine, your decisions is the fuel that would power the engine which is your life to your destination. if u buy just 2 litres of fuel (POOR DECISIONS) It can never take your car (YOUR LIFE) to reach your destination Akwa Ibom (THE LUXURY KIND OF LIFE U WANT TO LIVE)

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