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Only 2.6m Students Secure Varsity Admission In Six Years, Says NBS

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A report titled: “JAMB Admitted Candidates by State and Gender Within Faculty Report (2010-2016),” made available to The Guardian on Monday lamented the disparity in the number of students seeking admission through JAMB and those who eventually secured admission.

“The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board data showed that 11,703,709 applications were received between 2010 and 2016 while only 2,674,485 students were actually admitted across the 36 states and the FCT between 2010 and 2016,” the NBS said.

Similarly, in 2011 a total of 1,636,356 applications were received while 417,341 students were admitted. This means only 26 per cent of students who applied for admission were offered across the 36 states and the FCT.

Yobe State with 7,879 applications and 3,185 admissions had 40 per cent of students who applied for admission admitted. In 2012, applications received came to 1,632,835 while 447,176 admissions were granted, representing 27 percent of the applications during the year. Yobe State with 9,064 applications and 4,138 admissions had the highest percentage of applications, which translated to 46 per cent.

The lowest percentages of applications were recorded in 2013 and 2014 with 24 per cent and 25 per cent of the students actually admitted during the period under review.

With 11,222 applications and 4,084 admissions, Yobe state had the highest percentage of admissions with 36 per cent recorded in 2013, while Jigawa State with 16,214 applications and 6,169 admissions had the highest percentage of students admission with 38 per cent recorded in 2014.

The highest percentage of applications was recorded in 2015 with 30 per cent of the students who applied actually getting admission into tertiary institutions.

Yobe State with 17,461 applications and 9,703 admissions had the highest percentage of student applications converted to admission in the year, which represented 56 per cent.

Source: Guardian

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Government official has a hand in the present situation of the country – Babangida

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Government official has a hand in the present situation of the country – Babangida

Former Military president of Nigeria, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida has disclosed that the government has a hand in the mayhem going on in the country.

The 79-year-old made this remark owing to the massacre in Lekki toll gate and other parts of the country. He quoted Gen. Sani Abacha and disclosed that any insurgency that exceeds 24hours is being manipulated by the government.

Taking to his Twitter page he wrote;

“Once again, I will like to quote Late Gen. Sani Abacha: “Any Insurgency that lasts more than 24 hours, a government official has a hand in it.”

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RIP Oke: Barely 3hours After Tweeting “Nigeria Will Not End Me” #EndSARS Protester Dies From Gunshot

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RIP Oke: Barely 3hours After Tweeting “Nigeria Will Not End Me” #EndSARS Protester Dies From Gunshot

A young Twitter user called Oke who tweeted around 1:54 PM saying “Nigeria will not end me” has been shot by the Nigerian police force.

His demise has sparked reactions on the microblogging platform as Nigerians mourn the fearless youth.

https://twitter.com/meksclint/status/1318951129250758656?s=20

Here are some reactions from Nigerians;

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Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu Explodes Over #LekkiMassacre Of #EndSARS Protesters

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Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu Explodes Over #LekkiMassacre Of #EndSARS Protesters

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has condemned the attack on peaceful #EndSARS protesters at Lekki toll gate in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city.

It was reported earlier that soldiers of the Nigerian Army invaded a peaceful protest at Lekki toll gate on Tuesday evening.

Reacting to the attack on the peaceful protesters in Lagos in a tweet, Kanu, a director of Radio Biafra, said it is “shocking that Southern Nigerians are tolerating a Northern Muslim” President Muhammadu Buhari “using the Army to kill unarmed Southern #EndSARS protesters in Lagos” on a “Southern soil”.

The apparently furious IPOB leader wondered if “Southern Christian President” would ever “contemplate killing unarmed Northern Muslim protesters in Kano”, northern Nigeria.

Kanu tweeted: It’s shocking that Southern Nigerians are tolerating a Northern Muslim @NGRPresident using the Army to KILL unarmed Southern #EndSARS protesters in Lagos, a Southern soil? Would a Southern Christian President ever contemplate killing unarmed Northern Muslim protesters in KANO?”

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