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NUC approves 69 Postgraduate programmes of Akwa Ibom State University

What is NUC Stands for or represent?

NUS is an acronym for “National Universities Commission“. It was established in 1962 as an advisory agency in the Cabinet Office. However in 1974, it became a statutory body and the first Executive Secretary, in the person of Prof. Jibril Aminu was then appointed.

The National Universities Commission (NUC) is a parastatal under the Federal Ministry of Education (FME). The Commission has a Governing Council, its Executive Secretary is Prof. Abubakar Adamu Rasheed mni, MFR, who assumed office on August 3, 2016.

Over the years, the Commission has transformed from a small office in the cabinet office to an important arm of government in the area of development and management of university education in Nigeria.

The main functions of the Commission are outlined as follows:

i. Granting approval for all academic programmes run in Nigerian universities;
ii. Granting approval for the establishment of all higher educational institutions offering degree programmes in Nigerian universities;
iii. Ensure quality assurance of all academic programmes offered in Nigerian universities; and
iv. Channel for all external support to the Nigerian universities.

The Commission has twelve Directorates; Directorate of Academic Planning, Directorate of Inspection and Monitoring, Directorate of Management Support Services, Directorate of the Establishment of Private Universities, Directorate of Students Support Services, Directorate of Research, Innovations & Information Technology, Directorate of Finance and Accounts, Directorate of Accreditation, Directorate of Open and Distance Education, Directorate of Liaison Services and International Cooperation, Directorate of Corporate Communications,  and the Directorate of the Executive Secretary’s Office. Each of the Directorates is headed by a Director.

The Commission has recorded a number of successes since its inception. These successes can be attributed to quality of leadership, dedication and commitment of the staff, the quality of its Board members, cooperation received from Universities and support from the Federal Government.

As a coordinating body, the Commission ensures it discharges its responsibilities by recruiting adequate and relevant man power and appeals to the Universities for their sustained support and understanding. The Commission also relies on support from the Federal Government, State Governments and other stakeholders in its bid to improve on the quality of tertiary education and graduates of the nation’s university system.

About 59 programmes/ coursess in Aksu are now approved by the NUC to carrie

This is how Americans spend their money based on their education level

A new analysis determined what Americans spend their money on based on their education level.

A new analysis determined what Americans spend their money on based on their education level.

The study by Visual Capitalist, a media company, compiled its findings using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The company split the education levels into four groups: less than a high school degree, high school degree, bachelor’s degree and master’s degree. The top level was “defined as having achieved a master’s, professional or doctorate degree.”

The first level, less than a high school degree, found the average household brings in about $17,979 income as well as $7,503 from social security. The study noted about 98.5 percent of all the money is spent and most of it is used on housing (23.5 percent), food at home (12.3 percent) and gas and insurance (8.2 percent).

Those with a high school degree bring in about $29,330 along with $9,008 in social security. That group spends about 87.3 percent of their income and most of it is used on housing (21.7 percent), insurance (10 percent) and vehicles (7 percent). The households put about $3,113 aside for savings each year.

Americans where at least one person has a bachelor’s degree earned about $81,629 per year as well as $11,000 in social security, dividends, property and other income. About 68.6 percent of the income is spent and it goes mostly to housing (22.4 percent) and household expenses (7.9 percent). Those households put aside about 16.6 percent of their income to savings.

Those on the most-educated level earned an average salary of about $116,018 a year with an additional $17,000 from social security, property, dividends and other income. About 62.9 percent is spent and 17.3 percent is put aside for savings. Again the most money went to housing (23.2 percent), household expenses (8.4 percent) and gas and insurance (7.2 percent).

Marketwatch first reported a trend with the study that those with a higher education spent more on alcohol. Those with less than a high school degree spent about $102 a year on alcohol versus those with a graduate degree or more that spent about $992 a year on booze.

Jessica Biel Lobbies with Anti-Vaxxer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Against New Vaccination Bill

On Tuesday, Kennedy Jr., 65, shared a slideshow of photos of himself and Biel, 37, posing alongside activists and legislators.

“Please say thank you to the courageous @jessicabiel for a busy and productive day at the California State House,” Kennedy Jr. wrote of the actress, who is married to singer Justin Timberlake, 38. The couple share 4-year-old son Silas Randall.

Biel and Kennedy Jr. lobbied against SB 276, a California state bill that would limit medical exemptions from vaccinations without approval from a state public health officer.

Atiku Presents Niger, Yobe results, says INEC has two separate outcomes in LG

The presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar along with his party members and supporters on Thursday opened the trial at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja by tendering the results of the polls in Niger and Yobe states.

Atiku and his party had petitioned the tribunal challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressives Party at the February 23, 2019 election.

 renowned constitutional lawyer, Prof. Ben Nwabueze (SAN), made what turned out to be a solidarity appearance at the tribunal on Thursday. Nwabueze arrived the courtroom in a wheelchair, and was wheeled out shortly thereafter.

In his remarks before taking his leave, the 87-year-old noted that the generality of Nigerians believed that the presidential election was rigged but yet to find who perpetrated the rigging.

He urged the tribunal “to rise above the self-imposed shackles” in order to “find out the truth about what happened during that election”.

The trial commenced, shortly after Nwabueze left with Dr. Livy Uzoukwu (SAN), resuming as the lead counsel for the petitioners.

Uzoukwu tendered Forms EC8A, EC8B and EC8C – the polling units, wards, and local government result sheets for Niger and Yobe states.

The Independent National Electoral Commission, along with the two other respondents, Buhari and the APC, objected to the tendering of the result sheets which were all certified by the electoral body.

The respondents, through their respective lawyers, also objected to the tendering of the receipt of certification issued on June 7, 2019 by INEC in respect of the Niger State result sheets.

While opposing the admissibility of the receipt, Buhari’s lead counsel, Mike Igbokwe (SAN), said, “If INEC objected to the admissibility, who am I not to object? It’s their document but they are objecting to it.”

Facebook COO Sandberg downplays calls for a breakup, ignores WSJ bombshell

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See how Big Bite’s custom blocks streamline publishing for Amnesty International.

Agency partner Big Bite has built an entirely new site platform for Nobel Peace Prize Winner Amnesty International, with the new WordPress editor as its foundation, via the Gutenberg plugin. They focused on developing custom blocks and a core theme that serves as the heart of Amnesty’s digital efforts moving forward. More than a new site, this is a framework for applying consistent brand identity, design, and user experience standards to many new sites and for allowing creators to spin up new, powerful sites quickly and with ease. And as a part of Big Bite’s and Amnesty’s shared commitment to giving back to the community, large parts of the project will be released as open source components for anyone to use.


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Kevin Durant confirms he suffered ruptured right Achilles

Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant says on social media he underwent surgery for a ruptured right Achilles tendon.

Durant revealed the severity of his injury Wednesday, two days after getting hurt during Game 5 of the NBA Finals in Toronto in his return after being sidelined for a month with a right calf strain.

The photo posted on Wednesday shows Durant recovering from surgery in a hospital bed.

“My road back starts now!” Durant wrote in the caption. “I got my family and loved ones by my side and we truly appreciate all the messages and support people have sent our way.

“Like I said Monday, I’m hurting deeply, but I’m OK. Basketball is my biggest love and I wanted to be out there that night because that’s what I do. I wanted to help my teammates on our quest for the three peat.

“Its just the way things go in this game and I’m proud that I gave it all I physically could, and I’m proud my brothers got the W. It’s going to be a journey but I’m built for this. I’m a hooper I know my brothers can get this Game 6, and I will be cheering with dub nation while they do it.”

The Warriors also released a statement a few hours later to say the surgery was successful and performed at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr said during Wednesday’s media availability that the team had no idea Durant risked a serious Achilles injury by returning from a strained calf.

“Kevin checked all the boxes,” Kerr said. “He was cleared to play by everybody involved. Now, would we go back and do it over again? Damn right. But that’s easy to say with the results.

“When we gathered all the information, our feeling was the worst thing that could happen would be a re-injure of the calf. That was the advice and the information that we had. At that point, once Kevin was cleared to play, he was comfortable with that, we were comfortable with that. So the Achilles came as a complete shock.”

Stephen Curry can only imagine how much Durant is hurting emotionally not being able to play – but second-guessing benefits nobody at this stage, the two-time MVP said.

Stephen Curry can only imagine how much Durant is hurting emotionally not being able to play – but second-guessing benefits nobody at this stage, the two-time MVP said.The Warriors are determined to win Game 6 of The Finals for Kevin Durant.

Durant left in the second quarter of Game 5 of the NBA Finals, a game Golden State went on to win 106-105 to keep its season alive. The Warriors All-Star forward was seen leaving the arena on crutches and in a walking boot.

He got hurt on a dribble on the right wing, coming up lame on a crossover move and falling to the floor. He grabbed the back of his leg, appeared to grab below the calf and more toward the Achilles area, and needed help to limp to the bench area and more help to get back to the Warriors’ locker room. Warriors forward Andre Iguodala was on Durant’s left side as they made the long walk back to the room, with Warriors GM Bob Myers and Curry in the group immediately behind them.

Players have made comebacks off Achilles surgery, with relative levels of success.

DeMarcus Cousins, Kobe Bryant, and Rudy Gay all came back; Cousins hasn’t regained past form yet. Dominique Wilkins had an Achilles tear happen to him at the peak of his career and he arguably was as good as ever afterward. Elton Brand, now leading the Philadelphia 76ers’ front office, had it as a player and said he was never the same. Christian Laettner went from a star to a role player when his Achilles ripped.

“I’ve been there,” 15-time golf major winner Tiger Woods said Tuesday at the U.S. Open. “I’ve had it to my own Achilles. I’ve had it to my own back. I know what it feels like. It’s an awful feeling. And no one can help you. That’s the hard part.”