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Youwin 2015 Application open for Submission

Applications for Youwin! Business Plan Competition is still open for submission. Submission of first stage applications will close on Friday, 30th January, 2015.

youwin 2015 business plan
What is Youwin?
Youwin! stands for Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria. It is an innovative business plan competition aimed at job creation by encouraging and supporting aspiring entrepreneurial youth in Nigeria to develop and execute business ideas.

Youwin! 4 is open to both male and female entrepreneuers between the ages of 18 – 45 years.

Application Requirements

To be eligible for the Business Plan Competition you must satisfy the following criteria

You must be a proven citizen of Nigeria no older than 45 years (proof of identity:  International passport/Drivers License/National ID/Voters card required)

You must have a post-secondary school qualification

Your proposed business venture must be within the national borders of Nigeria, and with the intention of employing Nigerian citizens.
Your proposed venture must not entail the production or distribution of weapons, alcoholic beverages, tobacco or/and gambling, or any activities in contradiction with the Nigerian constitution

You must prepare an innovative business concept summary

To apply online for Youwin! Business Plan Competition CLICK HERE


Nigeria Petroleum minister Diezani Alison Madueke on Sunday evening announced the reduction of fuel price from N197 to N187.

Here is what she said about the reduction in fuel price…

As you may be aware, there has been a lot of volatility in the oil market in the past few months and due to this the importation prices of our petroleum products have been impacted.

Therefore, with the approval and directive of Mr. President and by virtue of Section 6 clause 1 of the Nigerian Petroleum Act, it is my responsibility as Minister of Petroleum Resources to hereby announce a reduction in the pump price of Petroleum Motor Spirit (Petrol) from the current Ninety Seven Naira (=N=97) per litre pump price down to Eighty Seven Naira (=N87=) per litre pump price, effective from twelve (12) midnight Sunday, 18th of January 2015.

Accordingly, I have directed the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) and the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) to ensure strict compliance of this price adjustment by all marketing companies.

It is my hope that all Nigerians will benefit from this adjustment. I thank you and God Bless you all.

Diezani Alison-Madueke (Mrs.) CON
Honourable Minister of Petroleum Resources


UEFA Champions League Knockout Stage draw

The UEFA champions league draw for the round of 16 (knock out stage) is out. The UEFA champions league draw features reunions for Manchester City and FC Barcelona, Real Madrid and FC Schalke and Chelsea FC and Paris Saint Germain.

champions league knockout stage

Check out the full draw below…

2014/2014 UEFA Champions League Draws

Paris Saint Germain (France) v Chelsea FC (England)

Manchester City FC (England) v FC Barcelona (ESP)

Bayer 04 Leverkusen (GER) v Chlub Atletico De Madrid (ESP)

Juventus Football Club (ITA) v Borussia Dortmund (GER)

FC Schalke 04 (GER) v Real Madrid CF (ESP)

FC Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR) v FC Bayern Munchen (GER)

Arsenal FC (ENG) v AS Monaco FC (FRA)

FC Basel 1893 (SUI) – FC Porto (POR)


akwa ibom stadium

The beautiful city of Uyo is all set and ready for the opening of the Akwa Ibom International Stadium whose moniker is “nest of champions”. See amazing photos of the stadium below

This amazing edifice is an ultra modern olympic size stadium capable of taking 30,000 and is regarded as the best in the gulf of guinea.

The Stadium boasts 4-tier, covered, seating terrace, all-natural grass, high-tech floodlights and security cameras, 36 emergency exits, bullet proof VVIP and VIP along with other ultra-modern facilities.

The stadium will be opened with a friendly match between long time rivals, Super Eagles of Nigeria and Black Stars of Ghana on Friday, November 7 at 3pm, with notable dignitaries from all over in attendance. Gate fee: free



Akwa Ibom State University Tuition Fees

Here is a breakdown of Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU) tuition Fees Schedule for the year 2014:

Acceptance fees N5,000.00
School fees N52,000.00

Acceptance fees N5,000.00
School fees N52,000.00
Development fees N20,000.00
Total N77,000.00

School fees N52,000.00
Total N52,000.00


Akwa Ibom State University 2014 Admission List

Akwa Ibom State University has published the list of admitted students for 1st choice 2014/2015 academic session. The admission list for the 2014/15 session successful first choice candidates is now out.

The list can be accessed on the university’s website on www.aksu.edu.ng

Congratulations to our successful candidates!!!



Candidates who wrote the 2014/2015 UTME and scored 180 and above but, did not chose Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU) as its First Choice, and those who chose AKSU but, were not successful in the First Choice selection are advised to apply for supplementary admissions in the University in the following degree programmes:

1. Animal Science: English Language, Chemistry, Biology OR Agricultural Science, Mathematics OR Physics
2. Soil Science: English Language, Chemistry, Biology OR Agricultural Science, Mathematics OR Physics
3. Agric Economics/Extension: English Language, Chemistry, Biology OR Agricultural Science, Mathematics OR Physics
4. Crop Science: English Language, Chemistry, Biology OR Agricultural Science, Mathematics OR Physics
5. Fisheries and Aquaculture: English Language, Chemistry, Biology OR Agricultural Science, Mathematics OR Physics
6. Agricultural Engineering: English Language, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry
7. Chemistry: English Language, Chemistry AND ANY OTHER TWO (2) SUBJECTS CHOSEN FROM Biology, Mathematics and Physics
8. Mathematics and Statistics English Language, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry
9: Physics English Language, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry
10. Marine Environmental Science: English Language, Biology, Chemistry, Physics OR Mathematics
11. Biological Sciences: English Language, Biology, Chemistry, Physics OR Mathematics
12. Genetics and Biotechnology: English Language, Biology, Chemistry, Physics OR Mathematics
13. Zoology: English Language, Biology, Chemistry, Physics OR Mathematics
14. Religious and Cultural Studies: English Language, ONE ARTS SUBJECT, AND ANY TWO (2) OTHER subjects chosen from Arts and Social Sciences
15. Philosophy: English Language, PLUS ANY THREE (3) subjects chosen from Arts AND Social Sciences
16. Education/Chemistry: English Language, Chemistry AND TWO (2) OTHER SUBJECTS CHOSEN FROM Biology, Mathematics and Physics
17. Education/Physics: English Language, Physics, Mathematics AND ANY OTHER SUBJECT CHOSEN FROM Biology, and Chemistry
18. Education/Biology: English Language, Biology AND TWO (2) OTHER SUBJECTS CHOSEN FROM Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics
19. Education/Integrated Science: English Language, PLUS ANY THREE (3) SUBJECTS CHOSEN FROM Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Biology or Agricultural Science
20. Education/Mathematics: English Language, Mathematics, AND TWO (2) OTHER SUBJECTS CHOSEN FROM Biology, Chemistry, and Physics

Supplementary admission forms are obtained with a bank draft of N1,000.00 (One thousand naira) and post UTME Screening fee of N2,000.00 (two thousand naira) respectively, made payable to Akwa Ibom State University in any of the following banks nationwide:
• Zenith Bank
• Akwa Savings and Loans Limited
• United Bank for Africa
• First Bank Plc
• Ecobank
• Union Bank
Forms should be collected, filled and returned at the following locations:
Akwa Ibom State University Main Campus, Ikot Akpaden, Mkpat Enin L.G.A.
Akwa Ibom State University Obio Akpa Campus, Oruk Anam L.G.A.
Akwa Ibom State University Liaison Office, Plot 29, Ubium Street, Unit C, Uyo
Akwa Ibom State University Liaison Office, Akwa Ibom State House, Central District, Abuja
Sales and return of completed forms commence on Monday, 3rd November, 2014 and end on Friday, November 14th, 2014 by 4.00pm.
The Supplementary Post-UTME Screening exercise will be conducted at the two campuses of the University on Thursday, November 20th,2014 as follows:

1. All Programmes as specified in the Faculties of Natural & Applied Sciences, Education and Engineering
20/11/2014 Main Campus, Ikot Akpaden, Mkpat Enin Local Government Area. 9.00am
2. All Programmes as specified in the Faculties of Agriculture and Arts respectively 20/11/2014 Obio Akpa Campus, Obio Akpa, Oruk Anam Local Government Area. 9.00am
Screening of candidates will commence at 9.00am prompt at the two campuses respectively. Therefore, candidates are advised to arrive the venue of the screening exercise early.

Candidates are to appear for screening with the following:
i. Receipts of purchase of the form and payment for the screening
ii. 2014/2015 UTME result slip showing the candidate’s photograph in colour
iii. Three (3) recent Passport sized photographs
iv. Writing materials which should include HB pencil, sharpener, eraser, ruler and ball-point pen
v. Candidates are strongly advised not to come to the screening venue with GSM phones, calculators or any extraneous materials, as any violations of this instruction will be penalized.

i. Akwa Ibom State University 2014/2015 Post-UTME supplementary admissions screening forms are not sold online. Therefore, candidates and the general public are advised to ignore any such information.
ii. Candidates must ensure that their UTME subjects agree with those acceptable in Akwa Ibom State University for the respective programmes.
S. J. Udoekong
Registrar. *If you need to make any enquires call 07038240838* The first choice list would be upload anytime from now on www.aksu.edu.ng.


NYSC Mobilization Time Table For 2014 Batch C

Here is NYSC mobilization time table / schedule for 2014 batch C corpers

1. Registration of Foreign/Local Trained Nigerian Graduates.
20th August – 12th October, 2014

2. Submission of Senate Approved List.
22nd – 27th September, 2014

3. Briefing of Final year students/Prospective Corps Members in all CPIs.
29th September – 3rd October, 2014

4. Uploading of Senate Approved List by ICT
13th – 14th October, 2014

5. Notification to Prospective Corps Members and CPIs on the status of their Senate Approved List
15th – 16th October, 2014

6. Printing of Call-Up Letters by Prospective Corps Members. 28th – 30th October, 2014

7. 2014 Batch ‘C’ Orientation Course.
4th – 25th November, 2014

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The Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron has published the list of successful candidate for admission into 2014/2015 ND Programmes on its website.Click here to view the Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron admission list for 2014.

Important Notice

Date of Resumption:    Sunday 12th October, 2014
Registration/Orientation:   Monday – Friday 13th – 17th         October, 2014
Commencement Of Lectures:  Monday 20th October, 2014

Upon arrival, all new and returning cadets are expected to report to the Regimental Unit Commander (RUC) for registration formalities, accommodation and other instructions.

PAYMENT OF FEES:  All new and returning cadets are expected to log on to the Academy website www.manoron.edu.ng for schedule of fees and payment procedures.   Cadets are to pay relevant fees as stated on the Academy website indicated above to the MARITIME ACADEMY CADET ACCOUNT on PAYDIRECT platform at any branch of First Bank Nationwide.

Each cadet is expected to present a print-out of payment with bank teller attached, at the Academy main gate before entry.
Any new cadet who fails to report after the expiration of two (2) weeks from the date of resumption would be considered as having forfeited his/her admission.
Provision of Beddings As a matter of policy, the provisions of beddings are the responsibility of individual cadets. Therefore, all new cadets are expected to provide themselves with the following items of beddings which must be presented for inspection on resumption: a) 1No (New) Blanket b) 2Nos. Bed Sheets(White) c) 4Nos Pillows Cases (White)

Schedule of Fees for 2014/2015 Academic Session Click to View


Uniuyo Direct Entry and UTME Candidates Post-UTME


Candidates who applied to the University of Uyo as their 1st choice University for the 2014/2015 Direct Entry Admission as well as those candidates who duly registered for the PUTME screening exercise but missed the test are hereby invited for screening exercise scheduled as follows:

Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014
Venue: Town Campus and Town Campus Annex
Time: 8.00am

N/B: Candidates who missed the 1st choice screening should come with all teh requirements as contained in our advertisement published in the Punch Newspaper of Friday, July 11, 2014.

Eligible candidates are expected to possess a minimum number of five (5) credit passes in their SSCE or equivalent in the subjects relevant to the programmes of their 1st choce including English Language and Mathematics. They should in addition, have OND, NCE, HND, GCE A/L or a first Degree (not awaiting result).

Admission will be conducted into the following faculties:

1. Faculty of Agriculture
2. Faculty of Arts
3. Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences
4. Faculty of Business Administration
5. Faculty of Clinical Science
6. Faculty of Education
7. Faculty of Engineering
8. Faculty of Environmental Studies
9. Faculty of Law
10. Faculty of Pharmacy
11. Faculty of Science
12. Faculty of Social Sciences

Candidates must ensure that they had registered online with JAMB. Please note that candidates whose names are not found in the 2014/2015 Direct Entry JAMB printout will NOT be allowed into the Screening Venue.


(1) Eligible candidates should pay the sum of N2,000.00 (two thousand naira) only, and obtain a PIN transaction Receipt which should contain a PIn code at the folllowing banks nationwide.

1. UNIUYO microfinance bank
2. Skye bank
3. Wema bank plc
4. Ecobank Plc

(2) Note: The same PIN will be used to access the result of the Screening Test from teh internet. Candidates must provide their names and JAMB registration numbers to teh Bank during payment.

(3) With the PIN code, candidates should access and complete the University of Uyo 2014 Direct Entry (D/E) Screening Test Form online at www.uniuyo.edu.ng from the students E-portals solution menu applying the following steps:

– Click on Direct Entry Portal Link
– Log in with your direct entry registration number and PIN code
– Fill the direct entry form adn upload a recent passport size photograph (scanned) with red background
– Submit the onlin eapplication form and print out a copy of the examination schedule slip

(4) Note: (i) The same passport photograph used for the online registration will be used during the screening test and for registration in the Faculty after offer of admission

(ii) No complaint of wrong bio-data or photograph will be entertained after submission.

(iii) Candidates who upload wrong bio-data will be automatically disqualified

(5) Candidates are also required to appear for the Direct Entry Screening Exercise with the following items:

(i) Four (4) copies of the University of Uyo 2014 Direct Entry ONLINE registration form duly completed with the passport size photograph printed in colour.

(ii) 2014 Direct Entry Registration Slip

(iii) Four (4) recent passport size photograph on red background (same photograph as the one used for the online registration) with the name, Direct Entry registration number and signature of the candidate written on the reverse side of the photographs. These should be packaged in quarto-size envelope and labeled with name, course, Department and JAMB registration number

(iv) HB pencil, eraser and sharpener

NOTE: NO GSM Handsets calculators or any other extraneous materials should be brought into the screening hall.

Venue: The Screening test will hold at the University of Uyo, Town Campus and Town Campus Annexe.

Closing Date: The closing date for registration is Sunday, 21st September, 2014.

Only candidates who comply with the registration procedures outlined abov will be allowed to undergo the screening exercise.