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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

My humble background motivated me to come out best

Some of the adversities we encounter in life in most cases are blessings in disguise. A lot of people that are blazing the trail in various fields of endeavours would have remained as cold as a chilled vegetable oil if they were not 'pursued' by life's challenges.

Quote of the Day

As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.” 

- Andrew Carnegie

Monday, December 22, 2014

Built to Last

Important and inspirational life lessons
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Integrity is a foundation like no other. Bribery and corruption can only flourish for a while. It's quite funny that a lot of people in their quest to make it by all means have been blinded to the truth.I challenge young people to stand for something in life. Stand up for the truth. Rule benders eventually end up being bent. That everybody you know does the wrong thing is not enough reason to follow suit. You can make a difference.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Quote of the Day

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Recent Job Openings in Nigeria

We are leading hospitality industry in Enugu, We need the service of an Accountant and a Internal Auditor who have experience in accounting work, and packages in accounting such as peachtree, Quickbook, interested applicants should have not less than 2 years post NYSC experience in finance....

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Beware of Fraudulent Job Notifications

How to identify a scam

We are committed to ensuring that all job ads placed on this blog are for legitimate job opportunities. We have zero tolerance for scam jobs and have put in place measures to protect candidates. Please note that all job opportunities offered here come at no charge. Don't take  seriously anyone soliciting for your funds in the name of offering you a job.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Recent Job Openings in Nigeria

Horizia Consulting, a Human Resource Consultancy, positioned to partner with organizations to develop strategic workplaces and increase ROI (returns on investment) in human capital through leading-edge Human Resource Services, High-Impact Training Interventions and innovative Recruitment Services....READ MORE
Discovery Cycle Professionals (A Division of Discovery Cycle Limited) is a global network of experienced academics and consultants assembled to provide world-class knowledge-based services globally. ... READ MORE

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Genius is 99 percent perspiration

inspirational quote on diligence
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There is no doubt that our quest to fulfill our potentials and dreams requires doggedness and determination to see the light of the day. Anybody who promises that it’s going to be easy is not telling you the whole truth. But the encouraging word is that if others have attained higher heights in life before, we too can. We are so formidable that nothing can really stop us, excerpt ourselves (which usually happens via mediocre thinking). God is on our side, we’ve got wonderful talents and the strength to pursue our vision.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Quote of the Day

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
- Winston Churchill

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

UNIZIK students turn waste to wealth

Entrepreneurship by Nnamdi Azikiwe University students
Treatment of polythene
This is an encouraging report from my Alma Mater. I learnt that that some students of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka have adopted innovative measures that enables them to turn waste, or better still call it trash, into wealth. If well nurtured, this will at least go a long way in ameliorating the challenge of graduate unemployment in the country as well as help rid the streets of dirt.

According to the Daily Sun’s report, the students via their research have discovered an inventive means of creating thousands of agricultural jobs from waste polythene. See the full gist after the cut…

Monday, December 1, 2014

How to Write a Cover Letter

How to write a cover letter
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Job seekers should be fully equipped with the techniques required of them to secure their dream jobs and one of the means of doing that is knowing how to write a cover letter.  In this article, we will be looking at the ideal mode of writing a cover letter. 

Recent Job Openings in Nigeria

NNPC Past Questions - After the long awaited NNPC aptitude test invitation, they have finally called! We say congratulations to those who were invited for the NNPC aptitude test slated for December 6th 201... Read more »
Workforce Management Centre is recruiting an Internal Control and Compliance Officer for a Consulting organizatio... Read more »

Happy New Month

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Happy new month to everyone that has taken out time to read my blog posts around the world since inception. Wow! How time flies. I hope our individual and collective experiences so far in the year 2014 have been quite rewarding. I pray that God will bless you all and make your dreams come true.

Please stay glued to this page because the best is still to come.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Dora Akunyili’s Daughter Njideka Crosby Wins Smithsonian American Art Museum’s 2014 James Dicke Prize

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Njideka Akunyili-Crosby, the daughter of former Director-General of NAFDAC, the Late Prof. Dora Akunyili, has won the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s 2014 James Dicke Prize.


inspirational story on dating a woman

A friend sent me this via whatsapp and I think it's worth sharing. It's quite long but worth the 'trip'. Read on and have the feel... 

After 21 years of Marriage, my Wife wanted me to take another Woman out to Dinner and a Movie.

She said I Love You but I know this other Woman loves you too and would Love to spend some Time with You.

The other Woman that my Wife wanted me to take out was my MOTHER who has been a Widow for 19 years,
but the demands of my Work and my three Children had made it possible to visit her only occasionally.

Quote of the Day

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
Winston Churchill

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Recent Job Openings in Nigeria

Greater Washington is a dynamic and professional supply chain management organization dedicated to helping companies perform optimally and realize value for their customers. Greater Washington has international affiliations with world-class technical and financial partners with strong background in Quality Audit and Logistics,... READ MORE

Monday, November 24, 2014

Visibility matters a lot

The labour of a lazy man wearieth him because he doesn’t know how to take his work to the city. 
Ecclesiastics 10:15

Visibility is necessary in your quest to attract the opportunities that will announce you. This is because nobody knows what you do until you tell them, either in person or through the barrage of media channels scattered all over the place.

What do you think makes multinational establishments invest billions of dollars in advertising? Their success in business is determined by their ability to get the attention of their target audience. Your visibility is as important as your ability. Don’t assume that everybody knows what you do; the people that God will use as a connecting link to the next level you’re dreaming of might not even know you exist.

Take your work samples, talents, CVs prayerfully to where people can see them and take cognizance of what you have on board. Please don’t go and hide in one village expecting a turnaround overnight. One of the best advices I got from people that inspired me is the phrase “Venture out”. Failure to venture out will make things remain as they have always been. This is because everything we see today moving around the world is made to happen by someone. There is no accidental success.

The following are some of the importance of making your business, talents or abilities visible: 

1. Creation of opportunities for people to know more about you. In a society like ours where people go about their businesses, the interest of others are secondary. So to make headway, projecting your ‘brand’ becomes paramount. 

2. Attracting people of like-mind, who would identify with your cause, and give the necessary support. Birds of a feather, they say, flock together. 

3. Future opportunities. Some people you meet now may not need what you are offering immediately, but will do so in the future. It is wisdom to tell people what you do whether they need it now or not. This has in times past worked wonders for me. Occasionally, I intentionally take my arts to people just to show them what I do. And whenever they need a portrait the first person that likely comes to their mind would be me :) It is easier for you to 'book' future opportunities via this means. 

It is a miserable life for one to be loaded with so much promising talents and yet go unrecognized. The stark truth is that when your talents go unrecognized you go unrewarded. Take it upon yourself to let the world know what you do. Many will say ‘No’ to you, in fact you will get 'Nos' in tonnes, but you need a strong resolve to wade through all the ‘Nos’ till you get a ‘Yes’.

Some people are looking for a ‘world stage' to begin, but will wait ‘forever’. Start... even if it means starting from your backyard. You can begin networking with people in your small circles by word of mouth and the social media. 

Talking about the social media, many people have failed to leverage the opportunities that abound in the aforementioned, especially Facebook. Sometimes I laugh when I see things that people do on FB. Everybody has the right to live their life as they want, but spending your time on things that don’t add value to you is a call for disaster. 

Let the world know what you do, create a blog, a website, a business card, introduce yourself discreetly to people at events; do all you can to get the attention of your destiny helpers because the journey to the top requires being seen first before being asked ‘What can you do?’ 

In conclusion, our major challenge at times in attracting the opportunities we desire in life is not lack of ability but that of visibility. So start today, pen down 5 strategic things you will start doing that will help move you from obscurity to being caught by opportunities.

See you at the top!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Quote of the Day

You get the best out of others when you give the best of yourself.
- Harvey Firestone

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

IGNITE.....from dreams to reality...

This programme, organised by Afterschool Graduate Development Center(AGDC) and the Lagos State Government, provides a platform for youths in the state to interact with the State Governor on pressing issues, especially the ones related to job creation and entrepreneurship. The event is slated for Saturday, December 6, 2014.

Register today to attend the event. Visit www.lagosignite.com.

6 Tips for Writing an Effective Resume

How to write a CV
Photo-courtesy: Essential Travel
Hiring managers and recruiters alike say they've seen more poorly written resumes cross their desks recently than ever before. In this article published by ASME.org, we will x-ray some of the techniques required for writing a CV that will attract you interview offers. The truth is that thousands are jostling for the same job you’re going for, so you need to have an edge through proper packaging of ‘what you're up to’. With these tips you’ll ensure that your resume doesn't eliminate you from being considered for a position:

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Recent Job Openings in Nigeria

Berger Paints Nigeria Plc - Founded on the 9th Day of January, 1969, Berger Paints Nigeria. Plc is a leader in the manufacturing, development, distribution and sale of paints and coatings to professional, Industrial, commercial and retail customers in Nigeria. We operate in 5 business segments; Decorative, Industrial coatings, Marine and Protection coatings, Automotive/Vehicle... Read more »

Leatherworld commenced business as a furniture retail outlet on the 1st of December 1994. She was established to meet the need for genuine furniture in the Nigerian market, specializing in the retail of exquisite furniture and accessories by exploiting partnerships with top five Italian luxury brand... Read more »

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME : To establish AFP surveillance for monitoring wild poliovirus transmission. To interrupt wild poliovirus transmission and achieve polio eradication in Nigeria. To strengthen routine immunization and reduce morbidity and mortality from vaccine preventable disease... 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Please watch it: your attitude

A young lady was waiting for her flight in the boarding room of a big airport. As she would need to wait many hours, she decided to buy a book to spend her time and also bought a packet of cookies, then sat down in an armchair, in the VIP room of the airport, to rest and read in peace. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Seeking for a Raise? Raise the bar…

My boss used to say humourously that everybody wants a raise, including himself, in salary, position, and other things. But the easiest way to make a case for a raise is to prove that you’re worth more than what you are currently earning and that sometimes might involve going beyond your limit.

Zig Zigglar once told the story of a boy, who really worked hard for a raise and got the attention he needed. This is his story:

As a youngster working in a grocery store, I knew the young boy who worked in the store across the street. In those depression years, most stores, of financial necessity, carried a very limited inventory. Of course, this frequently led to shortages, and in these cases the merchants simply borrowed from one another. Continue...

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Recent Job Openings in Nigeria

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the academic staff vacancies in the following fields: Read More
Applications are invited for the following vacant positions in our Regional offices Read More
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent humanitarian organisation.  Read More
Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM Nigeria) is recruiting for an indigenous organization in the Health Sector based in Warri, Delta. To further strengthen its capacity to deliver value and quality service, our client requires exceptional candidates in teh following areas: Read More

Monday, November 10, 2014

Quote of the Day

The greatest tragedy in life is not death, but a life without a purpose.


The Pressing Issue of Acquiring Job Experience

Sydney Smith
Majority of job vacancies in the country today are ‘no-go’ area for graduates seeking employment due to the heavy work-experience tag placed on them. A lot of companies are looking for ready-made graduates who will hit the ground running once given their employment letters, instead of newbies that would require some time to mature in a given position.

However, the question that remains thick in the hearts of many is ‘How and where do you expect me to get 2 years, 3 years or more working experience since there are fewer job opportunities around and I’m just coming out of school?’ Continue...

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Dr Myles Munroe Killed in Bahamas Plane Crash

Image credit: Forbes

I couldn't believe this report was true when I first saw it on Twitter this morning. Thought it was one of those rumours they used to peddle around. I had to crosscheck other sources to verify its authenticity, then it dawned on me that one of the men that had influenced my life and millions across the world positively is no more.

According to the report, Dr Myles Munroes, the wife Ruth, daughter and six others died in a plane crash on their way to an event. Below is the tragic report... 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

My Top 10 Realistic Pencil Portraits

This is an adjunct to my earlier post on 'The Wisdom in Diversification'. I have added for your viewing pleasure my top 10 pencil portraits in no particular order; so it is left for you to decide which one is your favourite(s). I will add the details later Happy viewing :) 
Breaking News...

The Lagos State Government has declared tomorrow, November 7th, 2014, as a public holiday to enable public servants in the state register for the forthcoming 2015 general polls.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014


"Without vision the people perish"

Without a high ideal an individual never climbs. Keep your eyes on the mountain top, and, though you may stumble and fall many times in the ascent, though great bowlders, dense forests, and roaring torrents may often bar the way, look right on, never losing sight of the light which shines away up in the clear atmosphere of the mountain peak, and you will ultimately reach your goal. 

Monday, November 3, 2014

The Journey

Napoleon Hill
I am bent on eradicating unemployment from our shores using this platform and other means. I will be grateful to have people of like mind join me in this crusade against graduate unemployment in our own little way. Continue...

Quote of the Day

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.


Sunday, November 2, 2014

Recent Job Openings in Nigeria

Jobs in Lagos for an Administrative Officer at Brick Homes Integrated Limited

Brick Homes Integrated Limited is a company incorporated in Nigeria with expertise and strength in property development and civil construction business. Read More

CA Consultants Limited (founded in Nigeria; 1987) covers the full spectrum of consulting Mechanical, Electrical, and Piping engineering projects.  

Friday, October 31, 2014

Running others down doesn't take you up...

This is for folks who take pleasure in running others down. Go to various offices and you will find them :) The easiest way to go up without any doubt is to help others succeed; gossiping about people will even help improve their popularity rank. Enjoy this story after the cut... 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Top 10 Motivational Books that will improve your productivity

A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't
Mark Twain

A room without a book is like a body without a soul. The importance of reading good books can never be quantified in any terms we know. There are books you merely open and skim through; there are others you read and shake your head; whereas there are ones you read, digest, 'regurgitate' and read all over again.

I think to stay inspired, these books should be read, digested and reread. You can get them at your local bookstores or online, and in any format of your choice. The most important thing is laying your hands on them and mining the inherent treasures.

So, in no particular order, the following are the top ten inspirational books you need to look out for to increase your productivity. Please ensure you read at least one this week and feel free to add to the list. Happy reading in advance :)  Continue...

Monday, October 27, 2014

Applying for a Government job? Read this...

Having set out to tackle the menace of unemployment on this blogging platform, I will be bringing handy information, as much as I can, that will lead to eradicating the problem. Graduates in the country have no business roaming the streets jobless and all hands must be on deck if we are to change the trend.
The article x-rays the need for 'transferable skills' to be conspicuous in a resume meant for a government job. Happy reading...

In these times of economic instability, nothing is more beneficial for most companies than to hire efficient people with a large set of varying skills. These people are those who are flexible and well-rounded to carry on and coordinate multiple tasks. Continue...

Quote of the Day

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”

Recent Job Openings in Nigeria

Good morning. Thank God for another week. I believe you had a wonderful weekend, because I did. The following are some job vacancies you might fancy…wishing you success and a splendid week ahead.
The Nigerian Navy wishes to inform the general public and all interested candidates that the online registration for the 2014 Recruitment Exercise commences today, 27 October 2014 and closes on 30 November 2014. ... Read More

Abraham Holmes is a leader in corporate team building and facilitating team change. We are in the business of creating safe, fun and meaningful team building activities. ...

Friday, October 24, 2014

Five errors that can get your resume rejected by companies like Google

How to write a resumé to get a job
Photo-courtesy: Essential Travel
In the world of job hunting, your CV can be the game changer. It determines whether you will be given a chance for an interview or declined. It is your forerunner, which speaks for you even before you have the chance to speak with your prospective employers.

So in this article written by Laszlo Bock, the Senior Vice President of People Operation, Google, we will be looking at some of the errors that can cause your CV to be rejected in your quest to secure a job. Please take good note of the enumerated points if you are searching for a job.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Recent Job Openings in Nigeria

A leading building and civil engineering construction company in Nigeria  Read More

ECOWAS is currently recruiting in Abuja, Nigeria Read More

ECOWAS is recruiting into the following job positions in Abuja, Nigeria  Read More

Chibeco Oil and Gas Nigeria Limited  recruiting to fill the positions of:...

How Nigeria Defeated the Ebola Scourge (2)

Photo-courtesy: Doctors Without Borders
Here is the concluding part of the story on how Nigeria overcame Ebola virus disease as I promised…
The WHO puts the fatality rate at 70 per cent but in Nigeria it was less than 40 per cent. The public health expert explained: “Actually, the case fatality rate in the Nigeria outbreak was 40 per cent. This means that 40 per cent of those who developed the disease died in Nigeria. This proportion includes the index case that arrived  in  Nigeria with already advanced Ebola disease.
   “Clearly, the patients in Nigeria were given the best level of care possible. We had Ebola case management experts from  WHO working with our equally qualified Nigerian medical doctors, nurses and other health care workers. They provided the highest level of clinical care to EVD patients round the clock. As you are aware, treatment of EVD is mainly supportive. However, the quality of this supportive care does determine the trajectory of the disease.
   “Furthermore, the chances of survival from the disease improve when a patient is able to report early to a treatment centre. So once an individual knows they have been exposed to the disease and develop symptoms, they should seek urgent medical care by calling the Ebola help hotline (0800-EBOLA-HELP).” Continue...

Weren’t born with a silver spoon in your mouth? Don’t worry, you can forge one…

How to tackle challenges of life
Photo-courtesy: Leopardantiques
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.

Samuel Johnson

We came into the world in different sizes, shapes and destinies. This is the reason why each person’s experience is quite peculiar to him. The Creator had destined that we would be brought out from the wombs that gave birth to us. Left for some people, they would have prayed to be borne by a family that has the wherewithal to provide for all the necessities of life, while others would say, “Oh! I wish I was born in America” and some have gone to the length of cursing their fate as Nigerians, forgetting that there are beggars even on the streets of America. Continue...

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

How Nigeria Defeated the Ebola Scourge

How Nigeria tackled the Ebola virus outbreak
Photo-courtesy: Doctors Without Borders
The World Health Organization recently declared Nigeria an Ebola-free territory. In this report by Guardian, we will be looking at how the country was able to overcome the scourge.

We must commend the efforts of those medical personnel on ground, who showed high level of professionalism, and in the process endangered their lives, to avert what could have become a major national disaster.

I do not forgot in a hurry many prescriptions by those who became ‘doctors’ overnight such as bathing with water laden with salt and making a meal of kolanut. Thank God for the happy ending, but as the epidemic is still ravaging some neighbouring countries, we must not rest on our oars by maintaining a hygienic environment.

So let’s look at the report after the cut…

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Eat in this restaurant and pay what you like

The business of running a restaurant
Can you run a business in Nigeria, like a restaurant, where you allow your customers to eat whatever they want and pay you as they wish? According to a report by Huffington Post, a restaurant owner in North Carolina whose business was in decline adopted that strategy and within a short period tripled her earnings. Thinking out of the box involves exploring all possible means to achieving one’s objective. Continue...

Recent Job Openings in Nigeria

Gloo.ng is now Nigeria's Biggest Online Supermarket and was recently featured by CNN International, by Forbes Magazine, by Financial Times of London, by BBC and by Washington Post, and was voted by Mashable No.4 in the 20 African Startups to Watch--No.1 in Nigeria. Read More

Action Against Hunger | ACF-International works to save lives by combating hunger and diseases that threaten the lives of vulnerable communities, through nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, health and advocacy. Read More

Our Client, a reputable Pharmacy in Port Harcourt, Howells Health, requires for immediate employment, the following personnel:...

Monday, October 20, 2014

...Before You Start Your First Job

Kudos to Time.com for this article, which I believe will serve well in our cause to provide handy information that will enable starters have a successful career in their chosen fields. The following are some of the things you need to know before you start your first job, after school. Please read, digest and share with friends. Continue…

First Class, 2.1, 3rd Class or Pass: The Choice is Yours

How to succeed academically (inspirational writeup)
Yes, I have thought of this for a long time now. I think it’s time to interact with my friends in tertiary institutions: universities, polytechnics, and colleges of education, ‘battling’ to get their 1st degree. Life, somebody once said, is warfare. In a war situation, a military contingent has to marshal out the relevant weapons within its armoury to win a battle. Life as a student is similar to the picture being painted here. You need to know what the situation demands and apply the necessary tools in achieving your goals. Continue...

Quote of the Day

Natural talent, intelligence, a wonderful education – none of these guarantees success. Something else is needed: the sensitivity to understand what other people want and the willingness to give it to them.

-John Luther