The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has asked candidates to be wary of fake admissions in circulation, saying admission given to them not through its Central Admissions Processing System, CAPS, were fake.
The board, in its weekly bulletin, released to the media by its Head of Media, Dr Fabian Benjamin, insisted that any offer of admission that was not validated on their profile page with JAMB or offered through the CAPS was invalid.
It alerted of clandestine moves being made by three public universities to convince innocent and more qualified candidates from their preferred programmes into accepting other programmes being offered by them.
It, however, did not mention the three universities even as it warned candidates against falling to the deception.
The board noted that such admission offers were illegal and would not be recognised by the board.
It said any candidate who accepts such offer of admission does so at his or her own risk as there will be no regularisation of any irregular or condonment of illegal admission.
The board noted that appropriate caution had been given to these universities which are to promptly withdraw and desist from such illegitimate action.
It added that any such act will henceforth be visited with appropriate sanctions.
“In order to circumvent the rights of candidates, the institutions are now using their own portals to unlawfully persuade and pressurise candidates to accept another course and then make a change of course on the JAMB portal to the new course supposedly offered on their own portal.
“These tricks are improper and should be disregarded by the candidates. All institutions employing such tricks are putting into jeopardy the future of the illegitimately favoured less qualified candidates as the board will not condone or regularise such irregular admission.
“Any candidate who accepts such offer of admission, made outside CAPS, does so at his or her own risk.
“There shall be no regularisation of any irregular or condonment of illegal admission.
“Appropriate caution has been given to these universities to withdraw and desist from such illegitimate action. Any such act will henceforth be visited with appropriate sanctions,”it said.
Man Arrested For Allegedly Defiling 2 Of His Underage Children In Abuja [PHOTOS]
Men of the Abuja police command have reportedly arrested Chukwukelu Adumah, pictured above, for allegedly defiling two of his children, a four month old and his one year old son.
Activist, Harrison Gwamnishu, who shared the story online, said Chukwukelu is currently being detained at the Nyanya Divisional police station.
Read his post below:
PAEDOPHILE FATHER ARRESTED FOR DEFILING HIS TWO UNDERAGE CHILDREN IN ABUJA.
Mr. Chukwukelu Adumah from Obichukwu kindred in Aja Ani Ichida in Aniocha LGA of Anambra state who live in Gwagwalape Phase1 Abuja is currently detained in Nyanya Divisional Police station for sexually abusing his 4-month old child and engaging in Anal sex with his 1-yr 10-month old son.
In 2018, Lagos Nigeria, Chukwukelu Adumah was arrested and released by the police for raping 13-year old neighbours daughter. After the incident, he relocated to Abuja.
The victim sustained serious injury and currently receiving medical treatment.
If you reside in Abuja, we need to lend your voice on this current case.
You can’t keep silent in such cases as Paedophiles are nearby. Don’t be the next victim. Join us #FightAgainstPaedophile.
Efficient Grace Ume is following up and we want you to join her as we are currently receiving threat to withdraw from seeking justice.
Gwamnishu Emefiena Harrison
DG, Behind Bars
I Attend Churches To Steal — Suspect
Tokunbo Lekan, 21, who reportedly broke into Anglican Church of Triumphant located at Obadiah Craig Street, Falola in Ipaja area of Lagos state to steal from the church, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police.
The suspect who stole a power generating set, electric wire, welding machine and other items worth about N400,000 from the church, said he was trained as a mechanic but abandoned the job to concentrate on stealing from churches as it wasn’t paying his bills.
Lekan who entered the church by evening and stayed on till 2am before successfully carting away the items he stole, was nabbed when he returned to the church to pick his tools he forgot.
Upon being interrogated at the police station he was taken to, the suspect confessed to the crime and also disclosed that he attends churches to steal properties.
The items he hid at nearby mechanic village were recovered and presented as exhibit after he was arraigned before an Ejigbo magistrate court on charges of burglary and stealing in the place of worship.
The suspect who pleaded not guilty, was granted bail of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum. He will be remanded in prison till his bail conditions are perfected.
Chief Magistrate T.O Shomade, adjourned the case till March 22 for mention.
DSS Arrests Journalist For Allegedly Publishing Articles Criticising Buhari, Tinubu
A Journalist, Ayoola Babalola has been arrested by the officials of the State Security Service (SSS) for allegedly publishing contents deemed critical of President Muhammadu Buhari, APC Leader Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the Economic Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC).
Babalola arrest was made known by Human Right Lawyer, Inibehe Effiong in a series of tweets on micro-blogging site, Twitter on Saturday Morning.
Effiong said he was arrested on Thursday in Abeokuta by operatives of the SSS and taken before a Magistrate Court on Friday.
Effiong said DSS doesn’t have any case against his client.
According to him, I haven’t seen anything in the article he wrote or published to warrant the actions they have taken.
He said, “He was admitted to bail when he appeared in court and we will be there on the next adjourned date, which is on the 27th of January, 2020.
“They don’t have any case against him. The point is I am aware they have been on his matter for sometimes, trailing. I think they are just overreacting for nothing. Frankly speaking and they will not get away with this because whether the case is dropped or not, we will have to seek redress.
“It is actively unnecessary to arrest him as he hasn’t committed any crime. I haven’t seen anything in the article he wrote or published to warrant the actions they have taken.”
Effiong tweets read, “Late on Friday, I was alerted that my client Mr. Ayoola Babalola, a courageous student activist and young journalist, was arrested and charged to court for allegedly publishing certain articles in a Campus Newspaper called GAPOSA Trumpet in which he served as the Editor.
“Babalola recently graduated from the Gateway Polytechnic located in Sapaade, Ogun State, where he read Mass Communication.
“The said articles which were deemed critical of President Buhari, APC Leader, Sen. Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the EFCC also led to the dismissal of a lecturer of Gateway Polytechnic who served as the Producer of the campus newspaper.
“He was arrested on Thursday in Abeokuta by the State Security Service (SSS) and taken before a Magistrate Court on Friday.
“His appeal to the SSS for him to be allowed to contact me as his counsel was rebuffed.
“Mr. Babalola was only able to contact me through a third party from the Ibara Maximum Prison in Abeokuta where he was remanded by the court.
“I understand that he was arraigned on a six-count charge bothering on alleged incitement, conduct likely to cause a breach of the peace and so on for allegedly publishing critical articles against President Buhari.
“The said articles also related to the travails of the leader of the RevolutionNow movement, Mr Omoyele Sowore, and student activist, Comrade Femi Adeyeye.
“Before his secret arrest and arraignment, Babalola briefed me over repressive actions which he believed Gateway Polytechnic may likely take against him over the articles.
“Mr. Babalola also intimated me that the SSS was possibly trailing him because of the said articles.
“I condemn this despotic and needless actions by the SSS. It is a shame that at a time the country is battling serious security challenges, the SSS rather than protect Nigeria is paranoid about any form of criticism against the Buhari regime.
“The SSS has continued to expose the country to public and international ridicule over its flagrant violation of the rights of Nigerians and shameless disregard for the rule of law and democratic ethos.
“The SSS will not be allowed to turn Nigeria into a police state. We will face them squarely in court. All legal options will be explored to secure the release of Babalola and safeguard his legal and constitutional rights. Tyranny will not win” he concluded.