Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Today's Quote And Fact


Today's Quote

No power in society, no hardship in your condition can depress you, keep you down, in knowledge, power, virtue, influence, but by your own consent. 

~William Ellery Channing

Today's Fact
 
In 1948, a man robbed a bank by pretending to be a public health official and giving cyanide to every bank employee as a "dysentery inoculation."
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Nigeria: Today's Newspaper Headlines [30 August, 2016]

Below are some of the headlines in some selected Nigerian Dailies for today, Tuesday, 30 August, 2016.
Nigeria: Today's Newspaper Headlines [30 August, 2016]
PUNCH:

  • Itsekiri leaders caution Buhari on ‘fake mediators’

  • Why I didn’t reappoint Ize-Iyamu in 2012 – Oshiomhole

  • PDP convention won’t hold in P’Harcourt again – BoT

  • 900 persons surrender illegal arms in Benue

  • Kaduna wants life jail for rapists

  • CAN, northern faction differ on Kerry’s visit, reunion

  • N52m debt: Firm seizes ex-minister’s generators

  • Padding: Go for ‘anti-corruption’ surgery, Jibrin tells Ogor

  • Armed herdsmen to face terrorism charge – Fayose

  • My policeman friend led team that killed my son – FatherSacked worker steals 28 TV sets, opens shop
VANGUARD:
  • Fulani Herdsmen Aren’t Criminals —Emir Of Ilorin

  • As “Operation Crocodile Smile” Begins

  • Nigeria Lost N105.9bn To Gas Flaring In Six Months

  • Police Killed My Son, But Asked Me To Say It Was Hoodlums —Mother

  • Rio Olympics: Nigeria’s Pathetic Medal Run

  • Nigeria Still Ranked 152nd In 2016 Human Development Index By UNDP

  • Regulatory Conflicts, Others Frustrating Marginal Field Operations — Experts

  • NGA Seeks Cost Reflective Tariffs On Gas, Power Sector

  • PwC Outlines Challenges With Transforming The Nigerian Power Landscape

  • GENCOs Appoints New Executive Secretary

  • Pay Siasia, Dalung Begs NFF

  • Moses, Mikel Hit Eagles Camp Today

NEW TELEGRAPH
  • EFCC, ICPC Kick

  • PDP Crisis: Kuku Dismisses Link With Makarfi, Sheriff’s Faction

  • Ajimobi To Oyo Monarchs: Stop Facilitating Criminals’ Freedom

  • New Militant Group Vows To Flout Ceasefire, End Ongoing Dialogue

  • Okorocha: Rumour Of My Death Is Opposition Taken Too Far #

  • IPOB Crisis: MASSOB Warns Detractors Of The Struggle

  • Zaria Clash: Court Declines El-Zakzaky’s Application

  • APC Secretariat Sealed With Fetish Objects

  • Experts: Refund Of NNPC Funds May Trigger Liquidity Crisis

  • MEND Disbands Ajumogobia’s Peace Initiative, Embraces Clark’s Template

  • PDP Bows To Sheriff, To Hold Convention In Abuja

NIGERIAN TRIBUNE:
  • Herdsmen Menace: Declare State Of Emergency, Senator Tells FG

  • Only Qualified, Registered Teachers Will Be Allowed To Practice —Minister

  • First Produce City In Nigeria Inaugurated

  • Edo 2016: INEC Confirms Sept 10 Election Date •Commences Training Of Presiding Officers •Distributes PVCs Friday

  • PDP Crisis : Hold Next Convention In Abuja •BoT Tell Makarfi-Led Caretaker Committee

  • Avengers Say Hostilities Halted In Niger Delta

  • Budget Padding: Groups Protest Against Dogara, Others At EFCC Lagos Office •Call For Freezing Of Dogara’s Accounts •Whoever Is Involved Will Not Go Scotfree, EFCC Vows

  • Militancy: Mind Who You Dialogue With, Itsekiri Cautions FG

  • NLC Decries Buhari Economic Policies •Says FG Sabotaging Proposed N56,000 Minimum Wage
THE NATION
  • Niger Delta Avengers To Buhari: No more Attacks

  • Fayose signs bill to try herdsmen for terrorism

  • Kwara uncovers 1,071 illegal employees in civil service

  • Fetish items surface at Ondo APC secretariat gate

  • Ajimobi: prominent individuals shieding criminals

  • How to fix the economy, by Lagos commissioner

  • Imo Police clampdown on cultists

  • Humanitarian crisis: FG to partner Rock Star artist

  • NSCDC urges unity, peace among Muslims, Christians
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Tips To Help You Write A Great CV

Without disputing fact, your curriculum vitae (CV) or resume is often the first impression you’ll make on a prospective employer, and it’s important to stand out amongst the crowd. I must confess that CV is more or less a job-seeker marketing documents that provide key information about your skills, experiences, education and personal qualities that show you as the ideal candidate. Often, selectors read CVs outside working hours. They may have a pile of 50 CVs from which to select five interviewers. Its evening and they would rather be in the pub with friends. If your CV is hard work to read: unclear, badly laid out and containing irrelevant information, they will just move on to the next CV. That is why it is important for every job seeker to treat the selector like a child eating a meal. Chop your CV up into easily digestible morsels.

In order to arrive at a successful CV, these tips provide a range of styles-classical, professional, academic, plain, and fancy-which can be adapted to fit your personal preference. Sections for employment history, education, skills, experience, publications and interests can be arranged to best show off your fit for the role you’re applying for, whether you’re a graduate fresh out of university or an experienced professional looking to change career.

The Tips:

KEEP THE CHOICE OF WORDS IN THE FIRST PERSON

This is the first tip every job seeker must adopted. If I start my CV in the first person, he should not suddenly start talking about himself in the third person. Job applications are all about selling yourself, so using I, me and my is standard practice. Do not refer to yourself as he, she or they (unless it’s a quote about you from someone else). If you do want to write I the third person, keep it consistent. Don’t flip between the two.

GET YOUR TENSES RIGHT

Most likely, this will mean talking about old jobs in the past tense and your current job in the present tense. Of course, there may be exceptions to this general rule, such as talking about a past event that occurred in your current job. The key however is to ensure it makes sense and avoid switching between tenses in the middle of a phrase. Muddling up your tenses is not only grammatically incorrect; it also makes writing confusing and hard to follow.

USE THE SINGULAR FOR INDIVIDUAL ORGANIZATIONS

It’s easy to write accidentally about a single company in the plural if you’re thinking about the people who work there. But if you are talking about one company, use the singular. If you are talking about one company, use the singular. If you work at the BBC, for instance, you are part of its team, not part of their team.

TAILOR YOUR CV TO EACH ROLE YOU APPLY FOR

We’ve all done it. Whizzed the same CV out to lots of employers to save time…Stop! Take the time to change your CV for each role that you apply for. Research the company and use the job advert to work out EXACTLY what skills you should point out to them. They will appreciate the obvious effort.

REVEAL THE TRUTH

Everyone lies on their CV, right? NO! Stop! Blatant lies on your CV can land you in a whole heap of trouble when it comes to employers checking your background and references. The last thing you want is to start work and then lose your new job for lying. You also may get caught out at the interview stage when you suddenly cant answer questions on what you claim to know. And that can be very awkward.

INCLUDE A PERSONAL STATEMENT

Don’t just assume an employer will see how your experience relates to their job. Instead, use a short personal statement to explain why you are the best person for the job. This should be reflected in your cover letter as well.

GET THE BASICS RIGHT AND PRESENT IT CLEARLY

There is no right or wrong way to write a CV but there are some common sections you should cover. These include; personal and contact information; education and qualifications; work history and/or experience; relevant skills to the job in question; own interests, achievements or hobbies; and some references. Also, always present your CV on clean, crisp white paper. The layout should always be clean and well structured and CVs should never be crumpled or folded, so use an A4 envelope to post your applications.

KEEP YOUR CV UPDATED
Lastly, it’s crucial to review your CV on a regular basis and add any new skills or experience that’s missing. For example; if you’ve just done some volunteering or worked on a new project, make sure they’re on there-potential employers are always impressed with candidates who go the extra mile to boost their own skills and experience.
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5 Checklists To Consider If You Keep Failing In School

The general purpose of training is to learn as much as you can so you can leave the institution feeling like you have improved yourself. Obviously, contemplating can get somewhat difficult and some individuals battle harder than others.

In case it feels like you are overpowered and this is making you have not exactly stellar grades, then these tips ought to help you get up to speed.

1. Request help:

If you are battling in school, you ought to try to request assistance from instructors, teachers or even your cohorts. Here and there, all you need is for somebody to take the time and persistence to disclose things to you. You can even get valuable tips on the most ideal approaches to consider in the event that you talk up about your challenges. Individuals are normally entirely ready to help others when they are inquired.

2. Get to the root:

If you see you are putting in your best and things are not turning upward, then you have to discover the underlying driver of your disappointment. Is it safe to say that you are concentrating off-base? Is it accurate to say that you are having a farfetched desire? Is it sluggishness? Do you just not think about school? On the other hand do you have a welfare issue that is making your academics a battle? Realizing what the issue is the initial move towards getting it comprehended.

3. Devote time:

If something is really critical to you, you won't falter to commit a particular time to it. Set out time to consider, go to tutorials and different approaches to better yourself scholarly. It is just what you invest your energy in that you will be effective in.

Well, You Might As Well Want To See What A Student Should Do After Failing A Course.

4. Find outside source:

Aside from looking for assistance from cohorts or educators, you ought to likewise ensure that your class addresses are not by any means the only way you get learning. Look for information somewhere else. Visit the library, or surf the web. You will be astonish how much better you comprehend things when it originates from an alternate source.

5. Consider your choices:

If you see that even after all the diligent work and focus, you are as yet coming up short, maybe this implies your course of study won't be your solid strong point. What do you do? You require significant investment out to make sense of what you need to do. What motivates you? What do you long for getting to be? Be straightforward with yourself and take after a scholarly part where you will sparkle rather than one that feels like a fight.
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15 Common Mistakes People Make When Choosing A Career

Choosing a career is generally not a one-time decision; it’s a series of decisions, made as you progress through different stages of life, experience, and responsibility. Below are the various mistakes in choosing a career.

1. Choosing a career because of the prestige attached to it.

2. Choosing a career in which one does not possess the necessary ability, interest, aptitude and personality traits.

3. Choosing a career because a friend has chosen it.

4. Choosing a career in which employment is either scarce or non-existent.

5. Choosing a career the preparation/training for which the family/personal resources are not able to carry.

6. Choosing a career just to please parents and other family members.

7. Choosing a career out of frustration or as a last resort.

8. Choosing a career that may not be actualized with the school subjects offered by the student.

9. Choosing a career without consulting professional guidance personnel.

10. Choosing a career that one may not be committed to but choosing it for the fun of it.

11. Choosing a career because of the monetary advantages.

12. Choosing a career without full knowledge about the career.

13. Choosing a career that would not help to lead one to self-actualization or self-fulfillment; i.e. achieving one’s career goals.

14. Choosing a career for which one lacks the necessary training, skills and dispositions.

15. Choosing a career that is not relevant to the needs of the society.
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Monday, 29 August 2016

PHOTOS: Nigerian Girl Makes History In Ghana, Wins 12 Out Of 15 Awards In School

A School of Medical Sciences in Ghana, The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, witnessed a historic moment since its inception with a record set by Nigerian Fathia Ayodele Kareem, who won 12 out of 15 awards to graduating students who distinguished themselves during their period of study.

Kareem, 25, an alumnus of the Wesley Girls High School, bagged the initial record of 8 out of 15.


It was a happy and proud moment for family and friends when she took several turns to receive the awards.


According to Ultimate FM, when she was asked if she expected to get the number of awards, she said: “Yes and No. Yes because I worked hard by studying and no because I did not expect to receive these number of awards.”



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Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti Bans Smartphones On Campus

In a new notice released on the 28th of August 2016 via the website of Afe Babalola University, fresh and returning undergraduate students for the 2016/2017 Academic session were briefed on new rules, including the ban on smartphones. In their words,

"Mobile Phone ; The University would allow students to use telephone but limited to non-smartphones. Any TELEPHONE aside the University’s specification, inclusive of TABLETS or IPADS shall be CONFISCATED and the Student shall be SANCTIONED"


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Ebonyi Governor Sacks Workers In State Tertiary Institutions

The Governor of Ebonyi State, Chief Dave Nweze Umahi, has ordered the immediate sack of some non-academic staff of the Ebonyi State University (EBSU), Abakaliki and the College of Education, Ikwo.

Umahi, who gave the order on Saturday while receiving the report of a committee to review the activities in the institutions, said that it is not economically viable for the institutions to recruit adjunct staff in the non-academic cadre, as the employees will be redundant in their duties.

"It does not make ‘economic sense’ for the institutions to employ 400 cleaners as one wonders the scope and nature of work they will be doing.

"We know that the managements postulated ‘professional sense’ in employing such workers but with the prevailing economic situation in the country, we should effectively merge it with ‘economic sense," he said.

The governor also ordered that promotion of staff in both institutions be suspended until the visitation panel concluded its duties.
He also directed the state’s fiscal responsibility commission to investigate activities in both institutions.

"When we conclude all reviews and investigations, I am optimistic that we can reduce their tuition fees as obtained in other states of the South East geo political zone.

"We are unhappy that our students seek academic pursuits in other states due to high tuition fees, and we are committed to solving all the problems confronting these institutions," he added.
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Vacancies: Nigerian Railway Corporation: OND, HND And University Graduates

NIGERIAN RAILWAY CORPORATION

JOB VACANCY OPPORTUNITIES


1) Due to recent expansion and introduction of new routes, Nigerian Railway Corporation is hereby recruiting into the underlisted post.

A. MECHANICAL/ELECTRICAL/S&T DEPARTMENT

I. PUPIL ENGINEER (GL 08)

II. HIGHER TECHNICAL OFFICER (GL.08)

III. TECHNICAL OFFICER (GL 07)

IV. ASSISTANT TECHNICAL OFFICER (GL 06)

B. CIVIL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

I. PUPIL ENGINEER (GL 08)

II. HIGHER TECHNICAL OFFICER (GL. 08)

III. TECHNICAL OFFICER (GL. 07)

IV. ASSISTANT TECHNICAL OFFICER (GL. 06)

C. CORPORATE PLANNING DEPARTMENT

I. PUPIL HEALTH, SAFETY & ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICER (GL. 08)

II. PUPIL RESEARCH OFFICER (GL. 08)

III. PUPIL SENIOR STORE OFFICER (GL.08)

IV. EXECUTIVE STORE OFFICER (GL. 07)

V. HEALTH, SAFETY & ENVIRONMENT ASSISTANT (GL. 06)

VI. RESEARCH LABORATORY TECHNICIAN (GL. 06)

D. ADMINISTRATION/HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

I. PUPIL HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER (GL. 08)

II. CONFIDENTIAL SECRETARY (GL. 07)



III. EXECUTIVE OFFICER (GL. 07)

IV. SENIOR NURSING SUPERINTENDENT (CONHESS 8)

V. PUPIL PUBLIC RELATION OFFICER (GL.08)

VI. PUBLIC RELATION ASSISTANT (GL.07)

VII. ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE OFFICER (GL06)

VIII. CONFIDENTIAL SECRETARY (GL.06)

E. ACCOUNTS DEPARTMENT

I. PUPIL ACCOUNTANT (GL08)

II. EXECUTIVE OFFICER (GL.07)

III. ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE OFFICER (GL.06)

F AUDIT DEPARTMENT

I. PUPIL INTERNAL AUDITOR (GL.08)

II. EXECUTIVE OFFICER (GL.07)

III. ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE OFFICER (GL.06)

G. OPERATIONS & COMMERCIAL DEPARTMENT

I. PUPIL TRAFFIC OFFICER (GL.08)

II. PRINCIPAL STATION MASTER (GL.07)

III. SENIOR STATION MASTER (GL.06)



2) METHOD OF APPLICATION

Interested candidates should send detailed curriculum vitae with a covering letter by e-mail to nrc.recruit@nrc.gov.ng

3) Deadline for application is 18th September, 2016.

4) ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.

5) GRADE LEVEL 06

QUALIFICATION:

OND IN RELEVANT FIELDS

GRADE LEVEL 07

QUALIFICATION:

OND WITH MINIMUM OF THREE(3) RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

GRADE LEVEL 08

QUALIFICATION:

HND OR UNIVERSITY DEGREE IN RELEVANT FIELDS.


SIGNED

MANAGEMENT

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Vacancies: Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) - Apply Here

FEDERAL INLAND REVENUE SERVICE INTERNAL & EXTERNAL ADVERTISEMENT FOR CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Vacancies: Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) - Apply Here
The Federal Inland Revenue Service as part of its consolidation strategies, wish to engage the services of early starters with integrity, drive and desire to win professionally, to strengthen its workforce. Applicants are to note that regardless of the position advertised, the following are minimum general requirements for all applicants:


Minimum Qualifications/Skills Base

  • A Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Accounting, Law, Economics, Banking & Finance, Engineering, Geology, Statistics, Computer Science or other relevant discipline in the quantitative field OR

  • A Higher National Diploma in Accounting, Economics, Banking & Finance, Engineering, Geology, Statistics, Computer Science or other relevant discipline in the quantitative field

  • Computer literacy and conversancy with Microsoft office, Web Applications and the use of relevant applications for efficient delivery of service

  • Strong leadership and management skills

  • Strong team spirit and ability to effectively delegate

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Strong Analytical skills

  • Knowledge of the Nigerian Tax Laws and appreciation of their application and understanding of the regulatory framework within which the FIRS operates;

  • Knowledge of business/industry environment within which taxpayers operate

  • Ability to work as a regulator with the courage to ensure full compliance with laws
Minimum Character Attributes

  • Be of good character and must not have been found guilty of any criminal offence or should not have been indicted at or dismissed from their places of work or other environment

  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
Minimum Past Performance Level

  • Demonstrated ability to determine conformity and non- conformity to set standards in processes and procedures AND demonstrated courage and ability to eliminate, rectify or close determined non-conformity to standard character attributes

  • Demonstrated courage in ensuring change within the organization he or she has worked through the effective discharge of his or her responsibility in spite of resistance to change efforts

  • Demonstrable impactful presence in the work place as a direct result of the individual’s ability to effect positive and sustainable change in his/her environment


Application Requirement(s):

Applicants are also to note that regardless of the position advertised, any of the following will be an added advantage:-

  • Master’s degree in related discipline

  • Relevant and recognized professional certification and qualification
Other General Requirement(s):

In addition all Applicants must:-

  • Have an NYSC Discharge or exemption certificate

  • Be certified as mentally fit for appointment into the Service by a recognized Medical Doctor in any of these class of Government Hospitals:

    1. National Hospital

    2. Government Teaching Hospitals

    3. Federal Medical Centers
  • Provide contact details for three references (from last employer, a close family relation and tertiary institution) from whom confidential reports on character and demonstrated abilities can be obtained

  • Present a certificate of State of Origin and Local Government signed by the Chairman/Secretary of their Local Government. Certificates endorsed by Liaison offices will not be accepted.
METHOD OF APPLICATION

FIRS considers computer proficiency a key requirement for anyone who aspires for a job in the Service. This FIRS application portal will be available with effect from Monday, 29th August, 2016. Please follow the instructions to fill in your application.

Only applications in respect of the advertised positions would be considered. All individuals are expected to apply for only ONE position. Multiple applications by one Candidate for more than one job will be disqualified. Upon submission, applicants will receive an acknowledgement containing a reference number which must be quoted in all future correspondences.

Deadline for submission of application is six (6) weeks from the date the web portal is available (Monday, 10th October, 2016) Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY
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