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​Are Record Labels Still A NecessityIn Today’s Music Industry?

Are Record Labels Still A Necessity

In Today’s Music Industry?

With more and more new acts

trooping with some barging their way

into the music industry on a daily

basis and the established one

currently roped in legal battles with

their erstwhile labels, it was about

time for this question to be asked.

There is no denying the fact that

record labels provide artistes with

a security blanket that can not be

belittled or pushed aside. They ensure

the distribution, promotion, studio

session, shooting of videos with

sometimes the best of the best in that

area and so on and so forth. However,

when you delve deeper into the belly

of these deals, it only becomes clearer

that after scrimping and making sure

you are heard in what could only be

termed as a whisper, finally giving

rise to a forced single (on the artiste’s

part) and maybe 2 minutes video

where you are pushed around by the

director who feels he is doing you

a favor, you realize, your bank

account still has the same three zeros

just perfect to make a mickey mouse

head. Truth be told, everyone is in it

to gain financial freedom and


JAMB adopts 180 cut offmark, Minister raisesconcern over post-UTME.

​The Joint Admissions and
Matriculation Board (JAMB)

and tertiary education

stakeholders on Thursday in

Abuja adopted 180 as the cut-

off mark for 2016 admission

into universities, polytechnics

and colleges of education.

The decision was reached at

the 2016 Combined Policy

Meeting on Admissions to

Degree, Nigerian Certificate

of Education (NCE) and

National Diploma (ND)

chaired by the Minister of

Education, Adamu Adamu.

In his opening remark, Mr.

Adamu said if there was

confidence in JAMB’s conduct

of the University Tertiary

Matriculation Examinations

(UTME), there should be no

need for post-UTME.

The post-UTME is organised

by various tertiary

institutions to screen

candidates who applied to

such institutions and who

had scaled through JAMB’s


“If the universities have

problem with what JAMB is

doing, they should come

forward with it and we will

address it.

“JAMB is one of the most

active parastatals in the

ministry; I expect that

policies that would be

beneficial to Nigerian

students should be discussed

at this meeting.

“I believe there should be no

ground to lower the quality;

Nov. 30 remains the closing

date for 2016 admission.

“No institution should exceed

its quota in admission; we

will start issuing penalties to

defaulting institutions.’’

Mr. Adamu urged JAMB to provide

permanent scratch cards for candidates

per session so that they do not need to

buy new cards to effect changes or


In his speech, JAMB Registrar, Prof. Dibu

Ojerinde, said the screening of

candidates at institution level would no

longer be written examinations.

He said that the 180 cut-off mark was

the minimum benchmark as different

institutions could modify according to

their specifications, capacity and other


Mr. Ojerinde said more candidates

performed better in 2016 than in 2015.

The JAMB boss said that Imo state

retained its position as the state with the

highest number of candidates while FCT

had the least number.

He said there was also a significant

reduction in irregularities because of the

introduction of the Computer-Based Test


Earlier, Monday Joshua, the Executive

Secretary, National Commission for

Colleges of Education, said that whatever

cut-off mark adopted for universities

should also apply to colleges of


Prof. Joshua urged universities to carry

out their admission processes early

enough in order to release students who

could not secure admissions to

universities to fall back to other


However, Joe Ahaneku, the Vice-

Chancellor, Nnamdi Azikiwe University,

Awka, argued that post-UTME was vital

for quality assurance and maintenance

of standard.

He said that his institution arrested 183

impersonators during its 2015 post-

UTME, who were able to evade JAMB’s


No fewer than 1.5 million candidates sat

for the 2016 UTME.


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JAMB adopts 180 cut off

mark as Minister raises

concern over post-UTME

June 2, 2016 Premium Times

Ecobank fires 1040 staff.

​The management of Ecobank Nigeria has fired 1040 of its

staff. A source in the bank says the job cut was initially

pegged at 1400 but it was reviewed down to 1040. A

statement by the bank’s Managing Director, Charles Kie,

states that certain jobs in the bank are being streamlined for

a reduced number of people to do so as to bring about

improved efficiency. The statement in part reads;

“The bank, in its renewed drive for optimal

performance, has in addition realigned certain roles

bank wide to ensure improved efficiency. This

necessitates the exits of some staff who were

adequately compensated. This is in furtherance of a

market repositioning exercise designed to strengthen

the bank’s business across all markets where it

operates.”he said