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Top Nigerian Newspapers Headlines For Today, Monday, 25th October, 2021



Good morning Nigeria, welcome to Bennievibez roundup of top newspapers headlines in Nigeria for today, Monday, 25th October 2021

1. President Buhari, Tinubu, Pantami, Others To Depart Nigeria For Saudi Arabia

President Muhammadu Buhari will, Monday October 25, 2021, depart Nigeria for Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Naija News reports that this was made known in a statement signed by Buhari’s Media Assistant, Garba Shehu, on Sunday.

Buhari is scheduled to participate in the investment conference organized by the Future Investment Initiative Institute.

The President will be joined at the 5th edition of the flagship investment event by business executives from Nigeria, bankers, Captains of industry and energy experts to discuss issues on the future of investments across the globe.

The three-day event, with the theme, INVESTMENT IN HUMANITY, which will host global executives and asset managers, will deliberate on progress and prosperity with energy; true final frontiers in investments; science in action; and impact of climate change on communities among others.


President Buhari will perform the lesser Hajj in Madina & Makka before returning to the country on Friday.

2. VAT: Gov. Wike Says Rivers Not Fighting FG, Reveals What They Want

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has declared that there is no truth in insinuations in certain quarters that the state is fighting the federal government.

Wike spoke against the backdrop of the current face-off between the federal and Rivers State governments on the collection of Value Added Tax (VAT).

Speaking on Sunday in Abuja at an event to mark the 60th birthday of Mr Ahmed Raji, (SAN), Wike who was represented by the Rivers State Attorney-General, Mr Zacchaeus Adangor (SAN) explained that what they want to achieve is fiscal federalism and fiscal autonomy.

He added while speaking on the topic “Taxing Powers in a Federal System” that the state and federal governments are co-equals as they both derive their powers from the constitution.


The Governor noted further that what they are asking for is well within the provisions of the law, expressing hope that the courts will do justice to the matter which Naija News recalls has already been dragged to the Supreme Court level.

3. EFCC Grills Former Senate President, Anyim Pius Anyim

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Sunday questioned a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator Anyim Pius Anyim.

A senior official of the commission who spoke on the development with Daily Trust, revealed that Anyim was invited by the anti-graft agency following an investigation in a case of alleged corruption and diversion of public funds.

It was learned that the former SGF who arrived at the headquarter of the commission around 3 pm, is been questioned by operatives of the commission.

It reported that Anyim is been grilled because of a case involving a former Aviation Minister and serving senator, Senator Stella Oduah.


It was gathered that part of the rehabilitation funds to the tune of N780 million was allegedly traced to a company in which Senator Anyim has an interest.

4. Officer Seriously Wounded As Gunmen Attack Ebonyi Police Station

The Ebonyi State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has released a statement on the attack on one of its facilities by unknown gunmen.

Asserting the early morning attack, the State Police Public Relation Officer, DSP Loveth Odah, in a statement in Abakaliki on Sunday, said the gunmen attacked Unwana police divisional headquarters in Afikpo North Local Government Area of the state.

The Police PRO said the unknown gunmen, numbering about 35 struck at about 3am on Sunday but were repelled by gallant officers.

Odah added that one of the invading gunmen was killed during the attack, others escaped with bullet wounds while the police also recovered two AK-47 rifles from the hoodlums.


Contrary to some earlier figures (quoting a resident who spoke anonymously) about casualties from the attack which said three police officers were killed, the Ebonyi Police Command in its statement didn’t mention the killing of any police operative.

The Police statement, however, said one police inspector was seriously wounded during the gun battle. It added that the operational vehicles are also intact.

5. Time To Declare Bandits As Terrorists – State Assembly Speakers Tell Buhari

All the 36 Speakers of the State Houses of Assembly have appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to without delay, declare bandits as terrorists.

The Speakers who noted that the bandits are enemies of the nation made the call at the end of their meeting in Katsina State on Sunday.

The Chairman of the Conference, who is also Bauchi Speaker, Abubakar Suleiman made the mind of his colleagues on the matter known while speaking on the five-point communiqué issued at the end of their meeting.


BNVBlog understands the lawmakers gave the communiqué at the end of their third annual meeting which lasted for about 8 hours.

They noted that there is no difference in how the bandits operate and how terrorists operate as well, saying the bandits have caused pain to the nation and many households.

6. Nonsensical, Absurd: Ohanaeze Rejects IPOB Sit-At-Home Order Over Nnamdi Kanu

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide has rejected the planned sit-at-home order declared by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

Ohanaeze in its reaction, not only condemned the sit-at-home order, but described it as “nonsensical, absurd, and anti-Igbo agenda, for the enemy’s amusement.”

BNVBlog recalls IPOB had on Saturday promised to lockdown the Southeast region if the federal government failed to unconditionally release its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, from detention by November 4.


In a statement issued on Saturday by its spokesperson, Emma Powerful, IPOB said it will honour Kanu with the fresh lockdown, which will be enforced between November 5 and 10, except on Sunday, November 7, to allow for Church service.

But Ohanaeze in a reaction on Sunday through a statement issued by its secretary-general, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro said the IPOB order will only unleash untold hardship on the people of the region.

He added that it is obvious Nnamdi Kanu can only be released by the court, arguing that subjecting the people to such anguish is counter-productive and selfish.

7. ‘Fleeing Inmates Will Be Recaptured’ – FG Reacts To Attack On Oyo Prison Facility

The Federal Government has reacted to the invasion of the Abolongo Correctional Centre in Oyo town by unknown gunmen.

Bennievibez reports that 837 awaiting trial inmates escaped from the facility after the attackers stormed the facility around 10pm on Friday night bearing weapons and deploying grenades to gain access.


However, Oyo State Command of the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) revealed that a total of 262 escaped prisoners had been recaptured, while 575 were still at large.

During an inspection visit to the facility on Sunday, Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, vowed that all fleeing inmates will be pursued and recaptured.

The minister assured the fleeing inmates that they will not be prosecuted for unlawful escape if they return to the facility willingly.

Aregebsola added that he has directed the NCoS to immediately begin the rebuilding of the damaged part of the facility.

8. ICC To Probe Buhari Govt, Northern States Over Kidnapping Of Students, Schools Closure

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has expressed readiness to investigate kidnappings in northern Nigeria, closure of schools, and the persistent failure of the federal and state authorities to end such.


Naija News reports that this was made known by ICC’s prosecutor, Karim A. Khan, in a statement to newsmen on Sunday by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP).

Recall that SERAP had in September called on the ICC to probe and prosecute those responsible and complicit for kidnappings and shutting down of schools.

Reacting to SERAP in a letter dated October 22 and signed on the prosecutor’s behalf by Mark P. Dillon, Head of Information and Evidence Unit, ICC revealed that the criteria for investigating the kidnapping have been met.

According to the prosecutor, under Article 53 of the Rome Statute, the next step in the judicial process “is to prepare and submit a request to the Pre-Trial Chamber for authorization to open an investigation on Nigeria.

9. APC Chieftain Reveals How IPOB Can Secure Kanu’s Release

The Director-General of the Voice of Nigeria, Osita Okechukwu, has charged the Indigenous People of Biafra to work with the Ohanaeze Ndigbo to seek the release of it leader.


Okechukwu in a chat with newsmen on Sunday in Enugu said the decision will help the South-East pursue its presidential ambition.

He stated, “IPOB should join Prof. George Obiozor-led Ohanaeze Ndigbo to kill two birds with one stone.”

The DG of VON said shutting down states in the region would only lead to more loss of lives.

Okechukwu added putting the states on hold would also lead to poverty, underdevelopment, and stagnation of the region’s economy.

10. Tinubu Snubbed Osinbajo In London – Source

The battle ahead of the 2023 general election is getting stronger daily as strong politicians express interest in running for the presidency.


There had been speculations that there is a rift between the National leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, and the Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo due to their wishes to take over from President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.

Its no longer hidden that Osinbajo failed to visit Tinubu during his medical vacation in London and upon his return to the country.

The likes of President Buhari, Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, Umar Ganduje of Kano State, and many others had visited him in London.

A source that spoke with Thisday, revealed that the APC leader snubbed the vice president during his medical vacation in London.

Those are the top Nigerian newspapers headlines for today. Read more Nigerian news on Bennievibez. See you again tomorrow.

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Top 5 In-Demand Skills For Students To Earn Money.



Being a Student is arguably the hardest stage of adulthood. This is because you are still dependent on Parents and Other Relatives for money at this stage. You are expected to bury your heads in books only and care about grades alone. But it doesn’t have to be this way for you.

There are many hot in-demand skills you can earn from even as a Student. You don’t have to wait till you finish graduate and finish NYSC before you start looking for Technological growth that has changed Society and the market too. Money follows value now.  Nobody cares if you are a Student or a Graduate. The only important factor is if you can deliver. Also, all the 5 hot in-demand skills you can earn as a Student which we will expose here are remote jobs. This means that you can do them from anywhere you are. Your schooling will not suffer at all.

Moreover, there are already avenues where you can offer your skills for sale, even from the comfort of your dormitory… So you do not have to bother about dropping your CVs at the Reception offices. All you have to do is select a skill from the 5 we are going to explore, learn it and start earning from it for life if you wish.

Below are the 5 hot in-demand skills you can earn as a Student:


Copywriting is one of the hottest skills in demand right now. Copywriting simply involves writing texts for advertisement purposes. You must have seen or heard adverts on TVs, Radios, Billboards, and even while scrolling on Facebook or Instagram. You might have also received marketing emails targeted at getting you to make a purchase or subscribe to a service.

The dialogue that accompanies the TV advert dramas or the text you read on the Facebook ad urging you to buy a smartwatch is the work of a Copywriter.

There are uncountable numbers of small businesses leveraging the powerful algorithms of Facebook and Google ads to get their businesses and products to their potential customers. Most of these Business Owners only know how to source for the products they sell. They largely depend on a Copywriter to provide compelling ads that will help convert their potential customers. Big businesses also need the services of Copywriters. In fact, they often have entire departments made up of Copywriters whose job is to write ads.

Even as a complete Novice, it doesn’t take years to get a hang of copywriting. If you don’t have much money to pay for learning, you can watch hundreds of free Youtube tutorial videos. You can also search and download free PDF books on copywriting. If you can afford to pay for lessons, it is advisable to do so as it will shorten the time you will spend learning and making mistakes.

As a copywriter, you can offer your services on Upwork, Fiverr, Moonlite, Peopleperhour, Freelancer, Facebook, Nairaland, and also by word of mouth and from Referrals.


A popular adage says that a picture is worth a thousand words. Graphics Designers work on the production of graphic content such as images, videos, flyers, logos, letterhead papers, business cards, book covers, calendars, etc.

As a Graphic Designer, you have a large client base, ranging from big companies to small businesses and even individuals. Most serious businesses have logos, which are unique to them. They work using tools such as Canva, Microsoft word Publisher, Adobe Illustrator, Affinity Photos, etc. to work.

You can pay to learn Graphics Designer from a Professional. If you are pressed for money, you can use the free lesson on the web to learn. You can google free introductory lessons on graphics design on Youtube. You can also search for free books and guides on graphics design.

You can offer your services on Freelancer, Upwork, Fiverr, Designcrowd, Crowdspring, Yokebay, Nairaland, Facebook, Referrals, etc.


This skill has been around for a while and it is not going out of fashion anytime soon. Affiliate Marketing simply involves helping other People sell their products and earning a commission anytime a purchase is made through you. Even at the various local markets, there are affiliate marketers. These are those people who have no shops of their own but they source for Customers and take them to the products they are looking for, thereby earning a commission.

It is a simple method that involves you the Affiliate Marketer sourcing for products you wish to promote; get people to buy their products through you and earn your agreed commission. This commission varies. It could be 10-30% but sometimes it could be as high as 50% of the selling price of the product.

Affiliate marketing can make you millions in no time. This is because there is no limit to the number of products you can promote. Also, you do not need to buy the products, so there is no cost on you for stocking. You are just a middleman connecting the Buyer and the Seller and earning your commission in the process.

Affiliate marketing needs minimal lessons for you to get a proper grasp of it. You can pay a Professional to put you through. You can also avail yourself of free learning materials on the internet and free lessons on Youtube.

There are many platforms you can register on and sign up as an affiliate to start promoting products and earning your commissions. These platforms include Expertnaire, Clickbank, JVZoo, CJAffiliate, Partnerstack, ShareASale, etc. There are also other companies that offer their own products for affiliate marketing. These include Walmart, SEMRUSH, Bluehost, Fiverr, Elementor, Cloudways, Shopify, etc.


This is another hot skill that is very much in demand. Like it is popularly said, content is king. Blogs, Forums, Businesses, and even private Individuals need the services of Content Creators.

You can create content centered around texts pictures or both. Also, you can write topics specific to different niches.  You can even work as a Freelance Writer or be retained by even several Clients. You need little or no technical tutoring for you to understand this and reap the financial rewards from it. Being good at the English language, having basic research skills in terms of searching for things on the internet is enough.

You can also offer your content creation service on platforms like Fiverr, Upwork, Freelancer, Nairaland, Facebook, and even Referrals. Content Creators usually charge their fees on a per word basis. And there is no limit to the number of articles you can write or Clients you can serve.


This is the last but not the least on our list of 5 in-demand skills you can earn from as a Student. Facebook Ads management simply means managing Facebook and Instagram adverts on behalf of business owners.

Facebook is currently the most popular Social media app in the World. You can literally reach billions of people all over the world via Facebook. Many business owners want to leverage this powerful outreach medium. But the majority of them do not know how best to run Facebook ads. Many of them also do not want to waste their time learning how best to run Facebook adverts. Instead, they prefer to outsource this role to an Ads Manager.

As a Facebook Ads Manager, you coordinate the adverts of your Clients. From setting up the adverts to monitoring its performance to ensure the best results. Facebook Ads Managers usually charge their clients on a percentage basis on the total amount spent for ads. Also, there is no limit to the number of Clients you can take on. If you are good at your craft, you can handle adverts running into millions of dollars per year.

You can learn Facebook ads management from a professional if you can afford his fees. But if you are not able to afford to pay to learn, there are still tons of free materials online that can help you get a firm grasp of Facebook ads management. There are also hundreds of free tutorial videos on Youtube.

You can offer your services on platforms like Upwork, Fiverr, Freelancer, Nairaland, Facebook, and by Referrals too.


Being a Student is a period in your life when you have more time and less money. It is also a difficult period as you often depend on others for sustenance. You can fortunes around by exploring and harnessing our 5 in-demand skills you can earn from as a Student. You can learn with your free time, using free materials readily available on the internet, and start earning in no time.

If you wish and can do it, you can also combine two skills together. For instance, you can combine Copywriting and Facebook Ads Management. Or you can combine Content Creation and Graphics Design. The thesis will ensure you earn more as your Client base will be bigger.

There is absolutely no reason for you not to learn and then earn. You only need to study this our 5 in-demand skills, select any one or even combine two that you like, explore them in-depth and start earning cool money even as a student.

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Tokyo Institute Of Technology – Alumni, Scholarships



In this piece, we will look at some crucial information regarding the Tokyo Institute of Technology. The institution has campuses — two in Japan’s clean and one in Yokohama. The Institute’s long-cherished practical scientific and engineering teaching allows all students to experience the joys of research from an early age.

Findings from research centers such as ELSI are incorporated into curricula, and students have direct interaction with the world’s finest researchers as laboratory members. Tokyo Tech’s DLab brings together teachers, students, and the general public to develop solutions for a better tomorrow. Tokyo Tech’s hands-on approach is evident in graduate employability rankings, where school routinely outperforms.

At all levels, Tokyo Tech offers full-time degree programs in English. The Global Scientists and Engineers Program (GSEP) is a transdisciplinary Bachelor of Engineering program, whereas the International Graduate Program (IGP) is for individuals interested in pursuing further scientific or engineering degrees in Japan.

Reasons to Study in Tokyo Institute of Technology Japan
Are you thinking of studying at the Tokyo Institute of Technology? We think that’s a good idea. Below are some of the reasons that should motivate you to study in this great institution.

1. Highly Ranked
According to the Times Higher Education rating, Tokyo Tech is ranked 4th in Japan and 20th in the world in Engineering. Tokyo Tech alumni have strong post-graduation opportunities due to the school’s extensive history and credibility. According to the New York Times, Tokyo Tech is the 14th most employable university globally.

2. A Cutting-Edge Library
The Institute Library, completed in 2011, was finished in February 2011. Because of its distinctive triangular form, many people lovingly refer to it as the “cheesecake.” It also has an open-plan basement section, which gives the library a huge, expansive atmosphere – unlike most libraries. The open-plan layout also provides for a bigger overall floor space of 8,600m2. MEXT designated the library as a National Center for Overseas Periodicals. This provides Tokyo Tech students with an unrivaled array of resource material.

3. Museum and Centennial Hall Building
The Museum and Centennial Hall Building was initially constructed, with its unique, sharp edges and combination of metal and concrete standing in stark contrast to the wooden Ookayama Station. This skyscraper, dubbed Gundam after a popular anime about humanoid robot weaponry, has stood in the face of an ever-changing Ookayama environment and is now not just a symbol of Tokyo Tech but also of Ookayama.

4. Environmental Energy Innovation Building (EEI)
Tokyo Tech launched the EEI in 2012 as a demonstration of what is possible and as a promise for a brighter future. This facility is outfitted with cutting-edge green technology, which helps to keep carbon emissions at nearly 40% of those of a typical Tokyo Tech research building. 4570 solar panels adorn the walls, producing a total of 650kW, which is utilized to power the building.

The EEI Building also makes use of technologies to harness the power of inefficient energy. Many of these complex procedures are closely monitored by tiny sensors and computers, which utilize algorithms to calculate the parameters required to ensure maximum efficiency at all times.

5. Accommodation
All freshly enrolled students have the option of living in student housing. Students interested in attending Tokyo Tech have three alternatives. However, students are not guaranteed housing.

6. English-taught degrees
Tokyo Tech has only one English program at the undergraduate level, The Global Scientists and Engineer Program. This program, which began in 2016, is aimed at students who have little or no knowledge of Japanese. Students participating in the GSEP program will be enrolled in the Department of Science and Engineering. This interdisciplinary program takes a somewhat different approach to core courses than other colleges — many of the modules will be team-taught, project-based learning structures that focus more on interdisciplinary education in a wide range of areas.

Tokyo Institute of Technology Acceptance Rate
What is the Tokyo Institute of Technology acceptance rate? There is no definitive data on the institution’s acceptance rate. However, according to statistics, getting into university is not that tough if you satisfy all entry standards.

Tokyo Institute of Technology Scholarship for International Students
For international students, there are two types of scholarships offered. The Japanese government Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology Scholarship (MEXT) and private scholarships. The winner of a MEXT Scholarship is known as a MEXT Scholarship Student, whilst all other overseas students, regardless of scholarship recipient status, are referred to as privately-funded students.

There are two ways for students to be considered for the MEXT Scholarship.

One method is through an Embassy Recommendation, in which Japanese embassies and consulates suggest MEXT Scholarship candidates. The alternative method is through a University Recommendation, which Tokyo Tech uses to suggest individuals for MEXT Scholarships. MEXT will ultimately select beneficiaries after collecting suggestions from Japanese embassies and institutions. Those who are chosen to receive the MEXT Scholarship will get the following benefits:

Students enrolled in Japanese Intensive Courses and Research Students will get 146,000 yen per month.
Students enrolled in the Master’s Program: 147,000 yen each month
Students in the Doctoral Program: 148,000 yen per month
120,000 JPY per month for undergraduate students
Expenses for Travel: Each scholarship recipient will be issued with an economy class plane ticket between the international airport nearest to his/her place of residence in his/her country of nationality and Narita or Haneda International Airport, in line with MEXT regulations. The beneficiary is responsible for paying insurance costs for travel to and from Japan. The airport from which the beneficiary travels or returns must be in the country of his or her nationality.
Tokyo Institute of Technology Ranking
Tokyo Institute of Technology is one of Japan’s top ten universities. Every year, the institution is ranked among the top 5% of the world’s best universities. It specialized in the following courses, Arts and Humanities; Engineering and Technology; Life Sciences and Medicine; Natural Science; Social Sciences and Management; Mathematics; Physics and Chemistry. When it comes to educational quality, the institution is among the finest, placing in the top 100 in worldwide rankings.

According to the Times Higher Education rankings, Tokyo Tech is placed fourth in Japan and twentieth worldwide in Engineering. Tokyo Tech alumni have strong post-graduation opportunities due to the school’s extensive history and credibility.

Admissions Requirements
Foreign applicants can get admission into the institution using two methods. Please keep in mind that all examinations, whether oral or written, are held in Japanese. You can select either technique based on your preferences.

You should take both the university entrance test conducted by the National Centre for University Admission Examinations (NCUEE, website in Japanese) and the Tokyo Tech entrance examination (Admission Division). The criteria are the same as for normal Japanese students.
You should take the Japan Student Services Organization’s (JASSO) Examination for Japanese University Admission for International Students (EJU) and Tokyo Tech’s Special Screening Examination for Foreign Undergraduate Students. These standards are designed expressly for international students.
Popular Courses in Tokyo Institute of Technology
Tokyo Tech has a vast range of English options for individuals interested in pursuing a postgraduate degree. Many of these degree programs do not need candidates to have any prior knowledge of Japanese. There are presently eight programs from which students can choose:

International Graduate Program in Science for Innovative Leaders
Super Smart Society Engineering Program
Program for Highly-skilled Professionals for a Super Smart Society Supported by Advanced Materials and Chemical Technology
International Graduate Program on Applied Artificial Intelligence and Cyber-Intelligence
Advanced Materials and Chemical Technology Supported Program for Highly Skilled Professionals for a Super Smart Society
Postgraduate Program for Environmental Designers Contributing to Resilient Cities
Graduate Program to Foster Global Ecosystems
Global Engineering Program for Inclusive Society and Sustainable Environment
Postgraduate programs at Tokyo Tech are divided into two categories: Integrated Doctoral Education Programs (IDP) and Master’s Programs. The IDP is a combined postgraduate degree program that combines the masters and doctorate programs into a single continuous course of study. Students who achieve great achievements throughout each phase of the study will be entitled to lower their duration of study in that corresponding period, allowing them to graduate with both a master’s and a doctorate in a minimum of three years.

Tuition at the Tokyo Institute of Technology
As part of the admissions process, candidates must complete tests. Tokyo Institute of Technology has one of the world’s most stringent admissions processes, admitting only one out of every ten applications. The academic year is divided into semesters, as at many other Japanese educational institutions. Tuition for bachelor’s degrees is around $4,712 USD per year, while a master’s program in a year of studies will cost you 4,712 USD. However, there are various scholarships to supplement these tuition fees.

Tokyo Institute of Technology Financial Aid
There is no information available concerning the institution’s financial assistance. Applicants can, however, apply for either a government or a private scholarship. Tokyo Tech offers both the MEXT scholarship program and the JASSO scholarship as government-funded scholarships.

To qualify for the JASSO scholarship (Monbukagakusho Honors Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students), students must submit an “Application for a Privately Funded scholarship. Alternatively, students can also apply directly for scholarships that do not require university recommendations after reviewing the application paperwork and conditions posted on bulletin boards, and application forms are accessible at the Student Support Division on Ookayama Campus. This information is also available online; however, it is only available to current students.

Popular Alumni of the Tokyo Institute of Technology
Tokyo Institute of Technology ranks 512th in the world, 104th in Asia, and 44th in Japan. Two Tokyo Institute of Technology alumni were awarded Nobel Prizes in Chemistry and Physiology or Medicine. Below are some popular alumni of this great institution:

Satoru Iwata was a Japanese entrepreneur, video game programmer, designer, and producer. He was Nintendo’s fourth president and chief executive officer (CEO). He made a significant contribution to widening the appeal of video games by focusing on unique and enjoyable games rather than cutting-edge hardware.

Kan Naoto – politician, university professor, a theoretical physicist. From June 2010 until September 2011, Naoto Kan served as Prime Minister of Japan and President of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ). Kan was the only Prime Minister to serve for more than a year since Junichiro Koizumi resigned in 2006

Yoshimoto Takaaki – Yoshimoto Takaaki, also known as Rymei Yoshimoto, was a Tokyo-based Japanese poet, literary critic, and philosopher. He is the father of cartoonist Yoko Haruno and Japanese writer Banana Yoshimoto.

Toshiwo Doko – Toshiwo Doko was a Japanese engineer born in Okayama’s Mitsu District who served as the Manager, President, and Chairman of Ishikawajima Heavy Industry (IHI) and Toshiba.

Hideki Shirakawa – Hideki Shirakawa is a Japanese chemist, engineer, and Emeritus Professor at Tsukuba University and Zhejiang University. He is primarily recognized for developing conductive polymers. He shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2000 with Alan MacDiarmid and Alan Heeger.

Akitoshi Kawazu – Akitoshi Kawazu is a game creator, director, producer, and writer from Japan. He joined Square (later Square Enix) in 1985 and went on to become a core developer for the first two Final Fantasy titles before becoming the founder and chief developer for the SaGa series.

Shji Hamada – Shji Hamada was a potter from Japan. He was a notable impact on twentieth-century studio pottery and a major role in the mingei folk-art movement, establishing Mashiko into a world-renowned pottery center. He was named a “Living National Treasure” in 1955.

Kenjiro Takayanagi – Kenjiro Takayanagi was a pioneer in the creation of television in Japan. Despite his lack of popularity in the West, he invented the world’s first all-electronic television receiver and is known as “the father of television.”

Kawai Kanjir – Kawai Kanjir was a Japanese potter who was a significant figure in the mingei (Japanese folk art) and studio pottery movements, with Bernard Leach, Shji Hamada, Kenkichi Tomimoto, Shik Munakata, Keisuke Serizawa, and Tatsuz Shimaoka.

Tetsuo Saito – Tetsuo Saito is a Japanese politician from the New Komeito Party who serves in the Diet’s House of Representatives (national legislature). Saito is the Minister of the Environment and is presently serving his sixth term in the Lower House via Chugoku proportional election.

In this post, we looked at some vital information on the Tokyo Institute of Technology. We hope the information provided here will do a long way in helping you out. Best Wishes!

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Black Market Dollar To Naira Exchange Rate Today 22nd January 2022



Black market dollar to naira exchange rate today 22nd January 2022 can be accessed below.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please note that the exchange rate changes hourly.… it depends on the volume of dollars available and the Demands. What it means is thatyou can buy or sell 1 dollar at ₦570 and the price can change (high or low) within hours.

January 22 dollar to naira official market exchange rate: $1 dollar to naira =₦414.76

How Much Is Dollar To Naira Exchange Rate Today Official Rate?

The exchange rate between the Naira and the US dollar according to the data posted on the FMDQ Security Exchange where forex is officially traded showed that the naira opened at ₦414.76 per dollar on Saturday, 22 January 2022, after it closed at ₦416.00 per $1 on Friday, 21 January 2022This represents a change of -0.04%.

How much is the exchange rate of the Dollar to Naira in the Black Market today?

The Nigeria parallel market (black market dollar exchange rate today) to the Nigerian Naira is as follows: For the Lagos market (black-market).


LAGOS PARALLEL MARKET RATES January 22, 2022 (BLACK MARKET): dollar to naira exchange rate today black market

Black Market Dollar To Naira Exchange Rate Today 22nd January 2022

January 22 dollar to naira black market exchange rate: $1 dollar to naira = ₦570

Lagos parallel market (black market dollar exchange rate today)

The local currency opened at N570.00 per $1 at the parallel market otherwise known as the black market, today, Saturday, 22 January 2022, in Lagos Nigeria, after it closed N570.00 per $1 on Friday, 21 January 2022.

Even though the dollar to naira opened in the parallel market at ₦570 per $1 todayBennievibezreports that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) does not recognize the parallel market, otherwise known as the black market. The apex bank has therefore directed anyone who requires forex to approach their bank, insisting that the I&E window is the only known exchange.

Black Market Dollar To Naira Exchange Rate Today 22nd January 2022
CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele.

Bennievibez reports that at the black market, the players buy a dollar for N565 and sell for N570 on Saturday morning, January 22, 2022, after they bought N565 and sold for N571 on Friday, 21 January 2022.

Meanwhile, Bennievibez reports that the USD started this week at ₦570 in Parallel Market also known as Black Market on Monday, January 17, 2022, in Lagos Nigeria, the identical amount it opened at last week Monday, January 10, 2021.

DisclaimerBennievibezBlog does not set or determine forex rates. The official NAFEX rates are obtained from the website of the FMDQOTC. Parallel market rates (black market rates) are obtained from various sources including online media outlets. The rates you buy or sell forex may be different from what is captured in this article.

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Breaking: Sterling Bank Shares Crashes



Sterling Bank shares reportedly dipped drastically in the 2021 financial year which marked a bank run for investors.

Bennievibez gathered that the dipped dropped investors’ investment in the bank by 28.10 percent.

According to report by Naija News, Sterling Bank shares kicked off trading on January 4, 2021 at N2.10 but later sold at N1.51 at the close of business on December 31, 2021.

According to report by Naija News, Sterling Bank shares kicked off trading on 4th of January, 2021 at N2.10 but later sold at N1.51 at the close of business on December 31, 2021.

It was learned that investors lost 21.50 percent of their investment in the bank in 2021.

Investors have however gained 2.61 percent this year as Sterling Bank’s equity has gone up from N1.53 on January 4 to N1.57 at the close of the market on January 18.


According to financial experts, this may be one of the reasons investors were unwilling to invest in its equity last year. It paid just 5 kobo as a dividend in the 2020 fiscal year.

In a 26.55 percent improvement to the N7.37 billion declared in September 2020, Sterling Bank posted N9.47 billion post-tax profit in the same period in 2021.

The bank disclosed that N156.89 billion was raked in as gross revenue in the third quarter of 2021, 6.85 percent higher than the N146.84 billion it made in the same period in 2020.

Meanwhile, Sterling Bank’s income growth was due to the 65.30 percent and 104.02 percent rise in net fee and commission income and other operating income respectively.

Net Operating Income went up by 19.4 percent to N67.9 billion, which was attributed to the growth in credit loss expenses.

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BREAKING: Naira Falls At Black Market 3rd Time In 2022, See New Exchange Rate



Naira has fallen at the black market for the 3rd time in 2022 with new exchange rate emerging.

Bennievibezreports that the Nigerian official currency, Naira has fallen against the dollar for the third time in the new year, five days after it gained for the first time this year after going on a free fall before now.

This online news platform understands that the naira has fallen against the United States dollar at the black market for the third time since the start of the new year 2022, exchanging at N571/per $1, days after it gained for the first time to exchange at N569 per dollar to naira.

A survey conducted by Bennievibez at the Bureau De Change (BDC) market in Ogba area of Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city, on Tuesday evening, January 18, 2022, shows that the naira to USD exchanged at N571/$1, falling from the N569 position of 1 dollar to naira it held for 4 days, weeks after USD to naira exchanged for N530/$1.

The local currency opened at N571.00 per $1 at the parallel market otherwise known as the black market on Tuesday, 18 January 2022, in Lagos Nigeria, after it closed N569.00 per $1 on Friday, 14 January 2022.

Even though the dollar to naira opened in the parallel market at ₦571 per $1 todayNewsone reports that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) does not recognize the parallel market, otherwise known as the black market. The apex bank has therefore directed anyone who requires forex to approach their bank, insisting that the I&E window is the only known exchange.

BREAKING: Naira Falls At Black Market 3rd Time In 2022, See New Exchange Rate
CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele.

Bennievibez reports that at the black market, the players bought a dollar for N566 and sold for N571 on Tuesday evening, January 18, 2022, after they bought N564 and sold for N569 on Friday morning, January 14, 2022.

Though the naira has fallen at the black market, it, however, showed strength at the official market, gaining more than N1 naira, from what it traded last week after the CBN adjusted the dollar to the naira exchange rate.

The exchange rate between the Naira and the US dollar according to the data posted on the FMDQ Security Exchange where forex is officially traded showed that the naira opened at ₦415.25 per dollar, but later closed at ₦416.50 per $1 the same day, representing a change of -0.05% or gain of N1.25.

Meanwhile, Bennievibez reports that the USD started this week at ₦570 in Parallel Market also known as Black Market on Monday, January 17, 2022, in Lagos Nigeria, the same amount it opened last week Monday, January 10, 2021.

DisclaimerBennievibez does not set or determine forex rates. The official NAFEX rates are obtained from the website of the FMDQOTC. Parallel market rates (black market rates) are obtained from various sources including online media outlets. The rates you buy or sell forex may be different from what is captured in this article.

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Latest JAMB News On How To ACCEPT Or REJECT Admission On JAMB CAPS 2022



Latest JAMB News on how to ACCEPT or REJECT Admission on JAMB CAPS 2022 can be accessed below.

Bennievibez has compiled the latest JAMB News on how to Accept or Reject Admission on JAMB CAPS 2022.

Did you apply for the 2021/2022 JAMB UTME/Direct entry and have been offered admission by the university/institution of your choice? If yes, you need to proceed to the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Central Admission Processing System (CAPS) portal to indicate the ACCEPTANCE or REJECTION of your admission offer to enable the processing of your admission. Candidates who are yet to be admitted can take advantage of the JAMB CAPS portal to monitor their admission.

This is to inform all the candidates seeking admission into the various universities/polytechnics/colleges/other tertiary institutions in Nigeria that the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has activated the Central Admission Processing System (CAPS) portal where UTME and Direct Entry candidates can accept/reject their admission offer and also monitor their admission.

JAMB admission policy states that all admission would be made online through the Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS); consequently, all candidates seeking admission into Universities, Polytechnics, Colleges of Education, and Other tertiary institutions in Nigeria for the 2021/2022 Academic Session are advised to visit the JAMB CAPS portal to check their admission status and also indicate the acceptance or rejection of their admission.

The JAMB CAPS streamlines the Admissions Process, addresses the challenges associated with the manual approach, restores the autonomy of the tertiary institutions concerning admissions, makes candidates the focus and empowers them with information on available choices of institutions and programs, expands admission opportunities, eliminates multiple admissions, and provides easily retrievable data for decision making and research on the Education Sector in the country.


Some institutions may not publish the list of candidates admitted into their various programs on their own portal or notice board. So, admission seekers are advised to check JAMB CAPS to track their admission status continually.

PLEASE NOTE: Once you accept the admission, your admission quest is over as you will no longer be available for other schools’ admission consideration. On the other hand, if you reject the admission, you become available to other schools with free admission slots for admission consideration.

How to ACCEPT or REJECT Admission on JAMB CAPS Using PC

  1. Go to the JAMB E-facility portal at
  2. Supply your Email Address and Password in the required columns and then log in.
  3. Then locate and click on Check Admission Status.
  4. Select your examination year, supply your JAMB registration number in the required column, and click on the ‘Access my CAPS’ button.
  5. Select ‘Admission Status‘ on the left panel.
  6. Locate and click on the ‘Search’ button in front of your JAMB Registration Number to load your profile.
  7. You can now accept/reject your admission offer under ‘Admission Profile’.


If you have been offered admission, the Accept Admission and Reject Admission buttons will be active (clickable), as highlighted in Red below.

Latest JAMB News On How To ACCEPT Or REJECT Admission On JAMB CAPS 2022

If you have NOT been offered admission yet, the Accepted Admission and Reject Admission buttons will be inactive (not clickable and greyed out) as highlighted in Red below.

Latest JAMB News On How To ACCEPT Or REJECT Admission On JAMB CAPS 2022

Admission Status details (highlighted in blue) may differ.

If not yet offered admission, please keep checking.

How to ACCEPT or REJECT Admission on JAMB CAPS Using Mobile Device


Note: If you are using a phone, you may not see the option to check your Admission Status on CAPS. Most phone users may only see the welcome message. The caps page shows only welcome because it requires you to use desktop mode to view the complete page. This is why the chrome browser is recommended if you are using a phone. All you need to do is go to the Chrome option and choose request desktop site for the complete page to display as explained below:

  1. Go to the JAMB E-facility portal at
  2. Supply your Email Address and Password in the required columns and then log in.
  3. Then locate and click on ‘Check Admission Status.
  4. Select your examination year, supply your JAMB registration number in the required column, and click on the ‘Access my CAPS’ button.
  5. You will be welcomed with a white screen like this: (you can click on the image for a better view)
  6. Select the three-dotted line at the top right corner of your browser ( i.e. ⋮) and then tick ‘Desktop site‘. (you can click on the image for a better view)
  7. Select ‘Admission Status‘ on the left panel.
  8. Locate and click on the ‘Search’ button in front of your JAMB Registration Number to load your profile.
  9. You can now accept/reject your admission offer under ‘Admission Profile’.

NB: Acceptance/rejection of admission offer is free!

Candidates who have been offered admission on JAMB CAPS are to equally print their admission letter after accepting the admission. They will likely need this during clearance and registration in the school where they have been admitted.

How to Accept or Reject Program / Course Transfer on JAMB CAPS

  1. Go to the JAMB E-facility portal at
  2. Supply your Email Address and Password in the required columns and then log in.
  3. Then locate and click on Check Admission Status.
  4. Select your examination year, supply your JAMB registration number in the required column, and click on the ‘Access my CAPS’ button.
  5. Click ‘Transfer Approval‘.
  6. Finally, click the ‘Accept‘ or ‘Reject‘ button to accept/reject the course transfer.

Information for those who are yet to be admitted on JAMB CAPS

  • Candidates who have not been offered admission should closely monitor their admission through JAMB CAPS.
  • Candidates who used “awaiting result” during their registration are to upload their O’Level result on the JAMB portal so that their institution of choice will process their admission.


The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) created the Central Admission Processing System (CAPS) platform to automate the Admissions Process into the tertiary institutions in Nigeria. It also ensures quality control, transparency, and credibility of the admission process.

The Central Admission Processing System (CAPS) is expected to make provision for a ‘marketplace’ in the JAMB portal where institutions can go and request for students in Nigeria who score their cut-off points.’

The system is such that institutions can only admit those who meet their cut-off points. If a candidate fails to meet the cut-off mark, that student would certainly be denied admission irrespective of the candidate’s connection.


CAPS not only automates the process but some other innovations are also being introduced. And these include:

  • opportunities for candidates to confirm provisional admissions, thus eliminating cases of candidates abandoning admissions;
  • market place to enable institutions to source candidates from the available pool based on various criteria such as JAMB score, State, Local Government and even gender of the candidates
  •  the requirement for all awaiting O/L results candidates to upload their results into the JAMB portal before being considered for admission
  • admissions can be processed in batches and instantaneously, with candidates being able to check their admission status at any point in time on the JAMB portal.
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