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Monday, 9 July 2018

NYSC Online Registration Guide & Requirements for 2018 Batch 'B'

This is to inform all Prospective Corps Members, i.e. Nigerians who have graduated from Universities and Mono/Polytechnics both at home and abroad that the NYSC Online Registration Portal will be opened from Tuesday 10th July to Monday, 16th July, 2018, to enable them register for the 2018 Batch ‘B’ Mobilization Exercise.
The Website Address is
www.nysc.gov.ng
The Registration Portal is
www.nysc.org.ng
Social Media Platforms are
www.facebook.com/officialnysc
www.twitter.com/officialnyscng
www.instagram.com/officialnyscng

In order to ensure a seamless registration, prospective Corps Members are to note the following for strict compliance:
·         Prospective Corps Members should ensure that they have functional e-mail addresses that they can access and Nigerian (GSM) telephone numbers with which to register. Such e-mail address and phone numbers must be maintained throughout the service year.
·         Locally-trained prospective Corps Members are expected to use correct institution matriculation numbers to register.
·         For locally-trained graduates, only those whose names appear on the Senate/Academic Board Approved Result lists submitted by their institutions will have access to register on the NYSC portal.
·         Foreign-trained prospective Corps Members should NOTE that ONLY those that graduated from accredited institutions are qualified for mobilization. Any foreign-trained prospective Corps Member who is in doubt of the accreditation status of his/her institution should approach the Federal Ministry of Education for verification.
·         Foreign-trained Nigerian graduates are to visit the NYSC portal, register and upload the following documents:
(a). West African School Certificate (WASC) (with not less than 5 Credits at 2 sittings) or its equivalent
or,
General Certificate of Education (GCE O’ Level) (with not less than 5 Credits at 2 sittings) or its equivalent
or,
NECO (with not less than 5 Credits at 2 sittings) or its equivalent
or,
NABTEB (with not less than 5 Credits at 2 sittings) or its equivalent
or,
High School Diploma or its equivalent for those who attended school in the USA, etc.
(b). First Degree or Higher National Diploma (HND) Certificate (Second Degree or Ph.D. are not necessary). Holders of Higher Diploma Certificates are not qualified to register.
(c). Complete official transcript of the First Degree or HND programme.
(d). International Travelling Passport showing the following pages;
i. Personal Data.
ii. Visa to the country of study.
iii. Date of first departure to the country of study and
iv. Date of arrival in Nigeria.
(e). Graduates with dual nationalities are required to upload Personal Data Pages of both international passports and present the passports for physical verification at the orientation camp.
(f). It is the responsibility of the prospective Corps Members who studied in non-English speaking countries to get their Certificates and Transcripts translated into English Language before uploading. The translated transcripts and certificates should also be presented for physical verification.
(g). All graduates of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Physiotherapy, Radiography, Optometry, Medical Laboratory Science, Nursing and Pharmacy are expected to have their practicing license, Certificates of Registration with their professional bodies and upload same on the portal. Payment receipts are not acceptable.
·         Foreign-trained graduates seeking mobilization for national service should NOT visit NYSC Headquarters, Abuja, for physical verification of their documents. The exercise will be done at the orientation camps. They are to print their call-up letters online and report to the orientation camps in their states of deployment.
·         Foreign-trained graduates are expected to go to the camps with the original documents they uploaded for verification.
·         Provisional certificates, To Whom It May Concern, on-line print-out, scanned and photocopies of credentials are not acceptable.
·         Foreign-trained graduates who registered for Exemption Certificate shall present all their original academic credentials and international passport for physical verification when they come to collect the certificate at the National Directorate Headquarters, Abuja.
·         All foreign-trained graduates who registered and are excluded from service should also present original academic credentials and international passport at the NYSC NDHQ, Abuja, for physical verification before Exclusion Letters are printed on-line.
·         All foreign-trained prospective Corps Members who registered but were not called up for service in the last batch should log on to the NYSC portal to revalidate their registration. This category of persons need not pay N3,000.00 (three thousand naira) again.
·         Anybody who presents any fake document will be demobilized, decamped and handed over to the security agents.
·         Prospective Corps Members should ensure that passport photograph used meet the following specifications:
o. Ensure your face (eyes, nose, ears, mouth and jaw) is fully shown without bending.
o. Ensure the picture fills the frame and its centralized.
o. Ensure the photo background is white or off-white with no shadow.
·          On no account should prospective Corps Members register by PROXY. They should also remember the fingers used for their biometric capturing as this will be used for verification at the orientation camps. Those who cannot be verified with their biometric at the orientation camps will not be registered.
·          Only Prospective Corps Members who want their call-up numbers sent to them through SMS and wish to PRINT their call-up letters online are expected to pay the sum of Three Thousand Naira (N3,000.00) (see NYSC Portal on how to make payment).
·          Prospective Corps Members who do not want to pay the N3,000.00 have the option of going to their institutions to check their call-up numbers and collect their call-up letters.
·          All Prospective Corps Members who had paid for the on-line registration before but were not mobilized need not pay again.
·         A married female Prospective Corps Member (whether locally or foreign-trained) should upload copies of her marriage certificate, evidence of change of name and husband’s place of domicile during registration.
·         The Orientation Camps are not ideal for pregnant and nursing mothers. Prospective Corps Members in this category are therefore, to note that they will not be accommodated.
·         Prospective Corps Members with serious health challenge should indicate their TRUE HEALTH STATUS during registration to enable concessional deployment for them.
Signed:
Management.

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Friday, 6 July 2018

OOU Post UTME/DE Admission Screening Form for 2018/2019 Academic Session


Olabisi Onabanjo University, OOU Post UTME/direct entry admission screening application form for 2018/2019 admission exercise is out. OOU cut-off mark is 180. Candidates with a score of 180 and above can apply irrespective of their institution of choice.

Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State will conduct a Post-UTME (PUTME) Screening for candidates who wish to be admitted into the University for 2018/2019 Academic year.
OOU Post UTME screening exercise registration will commence on Monday, 16th July and end Friday 3rd August, 2018.

Candidate eligible for OOU post UTME.

UTME Candidates
·         UTME candidates that picked the University with a minimum score of 180 in the 2018/2019 UTME Results.
·         Candidates who did not pick the University but with a minimum score of 180 in the 2017/2018 UTME results.

Direct Entry Candidates
·         Candidates with ‘A’ Level/ OND/HND/NCE/A’LEVEL/JUPEB Results/Certificate or First Degree who had applied for Direct Entry Admission through JAMB into the University.
·         Candidates who possess Diploma certificate of the University and who had applied for Direct Entry admission through JAMB into the University.
·         Candidates with Diploma from other approved institutions with minimum of Upper Credit who had applied through JAMB for Direct Entry admission into the University.


How to apply for OOU post UTME.

Each eligible candidate will pay the sum of N2, 000.00 (Two Thousand Naira) only for the Screening Exercise.  Each candidate is expected to create a profile through the school Portal http://putme.oouagoiwoye.edu.ng/apply.php and thereafter generate a payment invoice. 

Payment can be made through any of the following:
1.      On-line Payment – visit: http://putme.oouagoiwoye.edu.ng/apply.php and follow the guide-lines for payment.
2.      OOU CAMPUSES – Any of the University Point of Sales (POS) on any of our Campuses (Ago – Iwoye, Sagamu, Ayetoro&Ibogun).
3.      IJEBU-ODE – OlabisiOnabanjo University Guest House,Igbeba,Ijebu-Ode.
NOTE: CREATION OF WRONG PROFILE/ MAKING PAYMENT WITH WRONG UTME REGISTRATION NUMBER WILL MAKE THE APPLICATION INVALID.

OOU Post UTME Mode of Registration.
1.      Visit the University Registration Website: http://putme.oouagoiwoye.edu.ng/apply.phpand complete the registration form online, thereafter printout OOU PUTME Screening Pass, one (1) week to Screening date.
Any candidate with problems should call the following Telephone Numbers:
08172790399, 08160859601, 09055973073, 09095463286
2.      Each candidate should bring along the following to the venue of the screening:
o    OOUPUTME Screening Pass.
o    2018/2019 UTMEResult Slip.
Candidates (especially Direct Entry Candidates) are advised to regularly check for further information on the Screening on the University website:putme.oouagoiwoye.edu.ng


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Ogun Polytechnic gets Rector, Governing Council


The Ogun State government has announced the appointment of Dr. Samson Adeola Odedina as the pioneer Rector of the newly created controversial Ogun State Polytechnic, Ipokia and approved a Governing Council for the institution.

The appointment  made known in a press release signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Taiwo Adeoluwa stated that Ambassador Isiaka Adesola Abolurin would head the Governing council committee.

The acting rector of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY) Ayo Tella would function as the Deputy Rector for the combined and newly created Ogun Polytechnic.

The full statement reads  “As part of efforts to ensure seamless commencement of academic activities at the Ogun State Polytechnic, Ipokia, following the approval of the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) to transfer accredited courses of the old Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta to the new Polytechnic at Ipokia, the Ogun State Government has announced the appointment of Dr. Samson Adeola Odedina as the pioneer Rector of the institution. Dr. Odedina was a one-time Rector of the Gateway Information Communication Technology (GICT) Polytechnic, Itori.

“In the same vein, it also approved the constitution of a Governing Council for the institution with Ambassador Isiaka Adesola Abolurin as Chairman.

“The acting Rector of the old MAPOLY, Abeokuta, Mr. Ayo Tella will now function as the Deputy Rector for the combined and newly created Ogun State Polytechnic.

“Other members of the Council are Engr. Niyi Olumide, Alhaji Waheed Kadiri, Prof. Kayode Biodun Olurin, Messrs Olaolu Idowu, Idowu Adegbite, Akin Orebiyi and Mrs Moji Bobade(nee Abiose).

Others are Mr. Hakeem Olatunbosun Ayoade representing the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic Alumni Association, Chief Jare Oyesola representing the Ogun State Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (OGUNCIMA) and Mrs. Roselyn A. Onalaja representing the National Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA)”.

According to the release, Dr. Samson Adeola Odedina holds Ph.D in Crop Production from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, M.Sc in Crop Science from Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Portharcourt among other educational and professional qualifications.

He joined the Federal College of Agriculture, Akure in 1990 and rose through the ranks to the position of Chief Lecturer in 2012 and was appointed Provost of the institution in 2015.

52-year old Odedina had a stint with the Ogun State Agricultural Development Programme (OGADEP) as Village Extension Agent in Ajebo village between 1986 and 1987. He has over 60 publications in National and International media.

The chairman of the Governing Council, Ambassador Isiaka Adesola Abolurin was a career Diplomat who served as in various capacities at the Nigeria High Commission in Kenya, Nigerian Embassies in Germany and South Korea among other foreign Missions.

He retired in 2016 as the State Coordinator/Head of United Nations office, Malakal, Upper Nile State and holds a Masters of International Law and Diplomacy from the University of Lagos and a Bachelor of Science.

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Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Federal Poly Ilaro Post UTME Form 2018/2019 [Cut-off Mark : 150]

Application for screening and validation of credentials is hereby requested from interested candidates who wrote the 2018/2019  UTME and made Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro their 1st Choice or are willing to change to Ilaro as their 1st Choice Institution.
Candidates Eligible for Federal Polytechnic Ilaro Post UTME.
  • Candidates who chose the Federal Polytechnic Ilaro as their 1st choice and whose score is not below 150 in the 2018 UTME.
  • Candidates who did not choose the Federal Polytechnic Ilaro but are ready and able to effect change of Institution to make Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro their First Choice Institution.
  • Candidates are expected to complete the Screening Form online following the procedure below:

How to Obtain Ilaro Poly Post UTME Form.

Candidates seeking admission into the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro are required to complete the Institution’s Form available online at:  www.federalpolyilaro.edu.ng  or www.federalpolytechnicilaro.net  with immediate effect.
Each candidate is expected to pay a sum of Two Thousand Naira only (N2,000.00) as screening fee.
The authorized banks for this exercise are: United Bank For Africa (UBA) Plc, WEMA Bank Plc, SKYE Bank Plc, UNION Bank Plc, Ilaro Poly Micro-Finance Bank, Access Bank Plc, Ekuombe Micro Finance Bank, Zenith Bank Plc
FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBT, ALL TRANSACTIONS MUST BE PROCESSED ON THE REMITA PLATFORM
Instructions to Candidates
  1. Click on “College Portal ” on the main menu
  2. Scroll down to “New Application”
  3. Click on the “Generate Invoice” button
  4. To generate your invoice fill in your Name and other details (as you have them on your credentials) and select your programme and Course of study.
  5. Proceed to the bank with the invoice generated. Pay at the bank and obtain RRR NUMBER
  6. Return to the portal, repeat steps 1-3 above and click on the “Fill Application form” button
  7. Enter the RRR NUMBER obtained from the bank
  8. Complete the application form.
  9. Scan and upload the following :
    • a colour passport-size photograph of not more than 50kb in the space provided on the online form.
    • UTME notification of result slip
    • O’level Result(s) for candidates who are not awaiting their result.
    • All awaiting result candidates should indicate their year of Examination and Registration Number and put (AR) in the columns provided for this purpose. They should however upload their result when available.
  10. Confirm and submit. Print a copy of the Acknowledgement Slip
N.B: 
  • All candidates are expected to upload clear and readable copies of their credentials. Candidates whose uploaded credentials are not easily readable would forfeit their admission.
  • The invoice and RRR must be obtained in the name of the applicant; the invoice must be generated from the Portal. The Invoice contains the RRR to be processed. The institution shall not be liable for complications that may arise when RRR is generated and payment is processed without going through the Portal.
  • Awaiting Result Candidates are allowed to submit their credentials whenever they get it. Also, obtaining screening form is a continuous exercise.
  • All candidates are expected to supply personal phone numbers and e-mail addresses on their forms. However notification of admission shall be via the institution’s website.
  • Enquiries are to be directed to this e-mail address: admissions@federalpolyilaro.edu.ng
ALL APPLICANTS ARE ADVISED TO VISIT THE INSTITUTION’S WEBSITE FROM TIME TO TIME FOR INSTRUCTIONS, UPDATES AND NOTIFICATIONS.

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Jamb 2018 Change of course/Institution and correction of data

The board has directed all candidates who wish to change their course/ institution to proceed to the board’s site and follow the procedure as displayed.
The process is currently ongoing and costs N2, 500 only and can only be processed online, just like every other process of the board.

REASONS YOU MAY WANT TO CHANGE YOUR INSTITUTION/ COURSE
Low UTME Score:
After the release of Jamb results, the next thing is Post-UTME EXAMS. IF for instance a candidate applies to a federal university with a cut-off mark of 200 and above; but scores less than 200, it simply means he/she has lost the admission. But you may decide to change to another state/private University with lower cut off and have a better chance of being admitted

Low UTME score: (course)

When a candidate chose a course like Law, Medicine and Surgery, Pharmacy, Engineering, etc. which are very competitive (many applicants) and a low UTME score. . To avoid being left behind the candidate is advised to go for change of course within the same institution/faculty. Example changing from Medicine, Pharmacy to Microbiology/biological science  or from Engineering to Physics

Incomplete O’level results

In this case candidates who may have ran into deficiency of required credit passes in some key/relevant subjects may decide to go for change of course to accommodate themselves.

Mistakes during registration

Was there a mistake while filling your registration by either you or the business/cyber cafe? With this correction of data form, you can now correct any errors made during registration of your course/institution, gender, State/Local Government, Names, Date of Birth, Photo and UTME Subjects.
   
Process Flow
Step 1- Log into your jamb profile
Step 2- open the menu tab on your jamb profile
Step 3- Click Register, under register a drop box will appear showing UTME correction of data
Step 4- Click it and follow the steps to pay either online or bank. You can make your payment online via JAMB portal.

Expy Multimedia is ready to assisting candidates whose wish to change the following data in their JAMB 2018

For more details visit:
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TEL: +2348080085555

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General Post-UTME Dates for 1st & 2nd Choice Candidates

This is to inform you that the Vice Chancellors, Rectors of all tertiary institutions have agreed to conduct Post-UTME for 1st Choice Candidates between 2nd July to 16th October, 2018, while Post-UTME for 2nd Choice Candidates will commence between 17th October to 17th December.

If we are to interpret this released dates literally, it simply means that all institutions will conduct two sets of Post-UTME Screenings. The first will be for those who selected the institution as 1st choice, and later, they will conduct for those who selected them as 2nd choice. No information was released about 3rd or 4th Choice Selections.

We're not certain how these institutions intend to manage these screenings, or whether or not 1st choice candidates have more quota than 2nd choice candidates.

We expect schools to be more transparent, and give explicit information about their conduct of Post-UTME Screening for this 2018/2019 session. They should be able to state whether or not they are conducting a separate screening for those who selected them as 2nd choice or not. This will help the candidates make better decisions on whether or not they need to change their institutions.

Please ensure you check the Expy Multimedia website daily from now on, as schools are expected to rapidly release information.

For those who are set to write Post-UTME for any school, please check if we have uploaded your original Post-UTME Past Questions by clicking here

Meanwhile, we got information that JAMB actually raised the 2018 Cut-Off for Entry into Universities to 140, while Polytechnic Cut-Off is now 120, and then 100 for Colleges. This information does not really have any significant impact as the respective schools are to give the final cut-off marks for admission, while releasing their Post-UTME Information.

This is all the information we have about this, so if you have any further information, please post it as a comment below.

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Monday, 2 July 2018

TASUED Post-UTME / DE Screening Form 2018/2019 Session

This is to inform the general public that the POST-UTME screening exercise of Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED) for the 2018/2019 session will take place as indicated below:

1. THOSE WHO MAY APPLY
i. UTME Candidates who chose TASUED as first/second choice institution or seeking a change of institution to TASUED through JAMB, having scored a minimum of 180 in the 2018 UTME.

ii. Direct Entry candidates with A level/OND/HND/NCE/JUPEB qualification who chose TASUED as first/second choice institution or seeking a change of institution to TASUED through JAMB and have obtained 2018 Direct Entry JAMB form.

2. METHOD OF APPLICATION (LOG IN PROCEDURE)
i. Candidates should apply online through the TASUED Admission portal on https://my.tasued.edu.ng/admission

NB: The www.tasued.edu.ng is the ONLY legitimate and authentic website of TASUED through which the Admission portal can be accessed.

ii. Each candidate is required to make the payment of N2000 for the screening exercise payable online with either Master card or VISA ATM card.

(Please print out your receipt after payment)

iii. Candidates are required to fill and complete the online Application Form by providing all the required information. It is MANDATORY for all applicants to use the Universitys Online Result Verification System (ORVS) to submit and verify their O'level result.

(Please download and read the University Degree Brochure and carefully study the
O'Level requirements for the courses applied for, before filling the online Application Form)

iv. Print the Screening Slip containing your colour passport photograph and screening information. The printed slip will serve as candidate's identification/admission card for the screening exercise.

v. The sale of the online Screening Form/Registration commences on 3rd July, 2018 and closes on 13th August, 2018.

Note that wrong/false information provided by any candidate shall render the application invalid and such candidates shall be disqualified.

3. SCREENING DATES
Screening exercise shall be conducted for all UTME candidates at the Main Campus of the University on 14th August, 2018.

The screening date for Direct Entry (200 Level) applicants shall be announced at a later date.

Candidates
participation in the screening exercise is a mandatory requirement for entry into Tai Solarin University of Education.

4. SCREENING DETAILS
Candidates should prepare for the screening exercise and bring along the following:
(i) Colour print-out of the online Application Form
(ii) Original JAMB Examination Notification of Result slip or Direct Entry
Registration Slip.
(iii) Screening Slip and Receipt.

5. WARNING:
(i) Cell phones (GSM, CDMA, etc.) and other electronic devices are not allowed at the venue of the screening exercise

(ii) Candidates are to arrive at the screening venue an hour before the commencement of the exercise.

The results of the screening exercise should be checked on the Admission portal after the screening exercise.

All correspondence on the screening exercise should be directed to admissions@tasued.edu.ng or addressed to the Admissions Officer at the University Main Campus, Ijagun, P.M.B. 2118, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State.
Telephone Nos: 08037195133, 08053026808
Signed
FRANCIS O. ODUTUGA, FNIM, ACIPM
Ag. Registrar


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Wednesday, 23 May 2018

JAMB sets May 26 for rescheduled exams for over 12,000 candidates

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board on Sunday said that it had set May 26 for a rescheduled Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations for more than 12,000 candidates across the country.

The Board’s Head of Media, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja.

According to Benjamin, more than 12,000 candidates are expected to sit for the mop up examinations in a few of its centres across the country.

This category of candidates, he explained, are those whose biometrics were not captured during the initial period of the UTME in March.

He said: ““It would also include those who are yet to see their results since the end of the examinations in March till date and have not been involved in any form of malpractice.

“It will also include those who were unable to print out their e-slip before the earlier examinations and those whose centres were cancelled for suspected malpractices.’’

Read Also: WAEC begins registration for WASSCE private candidates

According to him, “There are centres that were cancelled because of suspicious activities but the board was unable to identify the actual culprits.

However, he said that those who were involved and caught in illicit acts and centres where a case of malpractice had been established against them would not partake in the rescheduled examinations.

He advised candidates who might have fallen into any of the categories to print their e-slips from Monday, May 21.

NAN recalls the board had earlier promised to reschedule the examinations for some candidates whose cases were exceptional, adding that candidates, who fall under such categories would be contacted before then.

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Tuesday, 22 May 2018

WAEC begins registration for WASSCE private candidates

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has announced that it would soon conduct the second series of the West African Senior School certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates.

This was made known in a statement signed by the spokesperson of the council, Demianus Ojijeogu, on Sunday.

According to Ojijeogu, registration starts May 14 and ends July 6, 2018.

He said, “After obtaining the registration pin, candidates should log on to www.waeconline.org.

“Walk –in candidates, who wish to write the examination after the close of entries may be accommodated provided they register less than 24 hours to the scheduled time of the paper they intend to write . The walk-in candidates fee is 25000 only.”

The statement added that special needs’ candidates will also register online but “they must state clearly their disabilities: blind, low vision, spastic, speech etc.

“Candidates must conclude registration within two weeks of first access to the website during registration period.”

Candidates are expected to pay a registration fee of N13,950 and a commission of N500 to banks and accredited agents.

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WAEC conducted the first series for private candidates in January 2018, while the second series will now hold in August /September 2018

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Brutal Whatsapp ‘text bomb’ will crash your phone and ruin your day

Highlights
  • The bug is being forwarded via messages
  • When tapped, it could send the app and possibly the phone crashing
  • Tapping on a portion of text makes the app 'expand' the hidden symbols

WhatsApp, the world's most popular messaging app, is a popular haven for spam and malware. Now, there's a new bug that is being forwarded via WhatsApp messages and can crash not just the app but also your Android phone. It reportedly contains a code which when tapped overloads WhatsApp and even the OS, resulting in a crash. This comes as WhatsApp plans to add new features to the instant messenger, including playing Facebook and Instagram videos in picture-in-picture mode.

"As with any message bomb, it involves sending and receiving a specially crafted message with hidden symbols in between spaces. Tapping on a portion of the text will basically make the app 'expand' the hidden symbols, potentially overloading the app and even the OS," SlashGear reported. Such messages or "message bombs" are not new and not limited to Android. Even iMessage is not immune to bugs that could send the app crashing.

"There seem to be two variants of this WhatsApp message being forwarded. One involves an ominous black dot that comes with a warning on what will happen if you tap on it which most curious cats will do anyway," the report added.

Another "message bomb" which is causing the messaging platform to crash is more "nefarious, looks too innocent" and does not come with a warning. The message includes special characters that do not display visibly but are used to change text behaviour. A superfluous amount of these invisible symbols causes WhatsApp to freeze.

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has not commented on the potentially disruptive bug so far.

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