September 2014 ~ Welcome to Obinna Onyenali's Blog Welcome to Obinna Onyenali's Blog: September 2014

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Quote of the Day

"Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune."

Jim Rohn

Recent Job Openings in Nigeria

Posted on Mon 29th Sep, 2014 - 
Taafoo is one of the leading online destinations in Nigeria. Started in August 2009 as a social messaging platform, has evolved into a top ecommerce company in Nigeria. The team is a team that values Character and Individuality. Our work environment is flexible and you are at liberty to explore your creativity. We encourage our employees to aspire for the sky plus you have the opportunity to be a pioneer in the online retail space in Nigeria.

Monday, September 29, 2014

7 Unconventional Ways To Land Your Dream Job

How to get a dream job


There is a difference between a job that pays the bills and a fulfilling career. We wondered why the distance between our job and our dreams is often so wide.
The world has changed, technology has been revolutionized several times over, and yet our hiring process still resembles the way it was back in the 1970s. Little has changed in how we post, apply, and interview for jobs on or offline.
Perhaps the first step in creating extraordinary work places is to rewrite the rules of engagement for gaining meaningful employment. Continue...

Friday, September 26, 2014

Street sweeping in Lagos is a work in progress - Fashola

The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) has said that the street sweeping programme was established to fulfill the social contract his administration had with the electorate, which ultimately aimed at bequeathing a cleaner, safer and healthier environment to Lagosians.

Governor Fashola stated this while addressing a gathering of sweepers, highway managers and service providers at the Onikan Stadium, Lagos, during the 6th edition of the annual Street Sweepers’ Workshop organized by Lagos State Ministry of Environment and Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA). Continue...


The rate of unemployment in Nigeria has over the years remained a trending topic. Majority of graduates churned out of our higher institutions remain unemployed after many years of study. To be frank, the nation’s educational structure has systematically failed to equip Nigerian graduates with the 'technical know-how' to fit in a contemporary work environment.

Many are churned out from universities, polytechnics, colleges of education, etc ill-equipped to tackle the challenges that a competitive world has to offer. We need to bridge the gap between knowledge acquired in our schools and current work reality in order to solve the problem. The question should be, ‘How do we go about this?’ Continue...

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Recent Job Openings In Nigeria

Posted By: Job Zilla on Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Applications are invited from suitably qualify candidates for the following positions in a construction company based in Port Harcourt, Rivers State of Nigeria.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Worst Thing A Job-Seeker Can Do

We hear about the pitfalls and landmines in a job search all the time. The only people who get more unsolicited advice than job-seekers are pregnant women. Pregnant women learn to smile and say "Thanks very much, that's so kind of you" when they get bad advice.
I had people tell me not to breastfeed because it would make the baby fat. A lot of parenting advice is crazy. A lot of job-search advice is worse. We teach job-seekers to grovel and beg for a job when we should be reminding them that they are awesome. We should be empowering them. If you have a conspiracy-theory-type brain you might spend time wondering who benefits when we teach job-seekers to take any job they can get. Continue...

Quote of the Day

"Whether You Think You Can, or Think You Can't - You're Right."
Henry Ford

You may not believe it...these are not pictures, they were drawn with hands

Making a realistic pencil drawing by Kelvin Okafor
Nelson Mandela's portrait
First time I saw this guy's pencil portraits, I was short of words. "Wow" could not express how fascinated I was . A look at the details of his works leaves one wondering the amount of time he might have given to perfecting his trade.The artist's name is Kelvin Okafor, a British-Nigerian, who studied Fine Arts at Middlesex University, London and has bagged various awards for his works. I'm a portrait artist myself, but have not reached this level yet :) See more of Kelvin's pencil portraits after the cut...

Monday, September 22, 2014

Thank God It's Monday (TGIM)

Responsibility is the Price of Greatness
        Winston Churchill 

It amazes me to observe the laxity and lackadaisical attitude some people show to their work when a new week approaches. Many would prefer to have the weekend ‘Owambe’ extended till Monday than think of what to do to get themselves ready for the tasks that lie ahead.

This can be seen in the nonchalant, uninteresting manner with which they handle their activities once a new week sets in. It’s your life after all, but it shouldn't be so. Work should be seen as an avenue to add value to your immediate environment and the community at large, knowing quite well that by so doing you are improving your worth.

So let’s look at some of the things to do to remain inspired and ever-green to meet effectively the demands of a new week: Continue...

Friday, September 19, 2014

FG moves to reduce graduates’ unemployment

Minister of Works, Mr Mike Onolemenmen
According to the report, the Federal Government, worried by the army of unemployed graduates in the country, said it had put in place strategies at various levels aimed at addressing the challenge.
Minister of Works, Mr Mike Onolemenmen, who stated this in Ekpoma, Esan West Local Government Area of Edo State, explained that the strategies were not just providing the enabling environment for the jobs to be created, but massive investments in infrastructure which will serve as catalyst for growth to mitigate the harsh conditions that unemployed youths go through. Continue...

Recent Job Openings In Nigeria

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Michael Stevens Consulting - Our client, an extra-ministerial department set-up to oversee the management of pensions for "pensioners not transiting to the Defined Contributory Scheme" has recently received the mandate to carry out its functions as stipulated by the Pension Reform Act (PRA) 2004. The Organisation now seeks to fill the following vacant positions: - Click to read more..

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Engineering is all about Technical Exposure. Need A Job? Come Get Technical. ATS Allied Group is running an Oil & Gas industry training on the following departments: Piping, Pipeline, Mechanical, Instrumentation, Electrical, Structures and Process Engineering designs. Participants would also be trained on the relevant software packages in their particular departments, amongst are...

Thursday, September 18, 2014

‘99% of today's graduates are not employable’?

Nigerian graduates unemployment and youth unemployability

Could this be true? I saw the above headline on Vanguard Newspapers yesterday and felt somehow that the statistics was overblown. Still can’t believe that all the years of hardwork in school are still not sufficient to prepare an average Nigerian graduate for the challenges of the present-day workplace.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Recent Job Openings

Please find below some job openings you might be interested in. Wishing you all the best!

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Jobs in Nigeria for a Head, Customer and Shopper Marketing

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), one of the world's leading research based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, is committed to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. GSK employs over 97,000 employees in over 100 countries worldwide.

Monday, September 15, 2014

How I Overcame Unemployment In Nigeria

How to tackle challenges in life

I got a deep impression in my heart to share this story of how I overcame unemployment to inspire anyone passing through the challenge of securing means of livelihood. This is my story: 

Friday, September 12, 2014

Finally Official!

It is my pleasure to welcome you… yes, you reading this right now to my official blog, which was launched today, September 12, 2014. A sage once said when the purpose of a thing is not known, abuse is invariably inevitable. To this end, this medium is dedicated to eradicating the menace of unemployment in Nigeria, motivating youths to live their lives maximally, and from time to time will keep you abreast of happenings in the country and beyond. 

By way of introduction, my name is Obinna Gabriel Onyenali. I am a Mass Communication graduate from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka and currently reside in Lagos. It has always been my dream to be a writer, utilizing my pen to inspire a society that needs motivation to realize its full potentials even in the face of myriads of discouraging challenges. 

One of the major factors hindering many people today, especially youths in the country, from realizing their dreams of a better life is unemployment. This hydra-headed monster has over the years defied solutions proffered by authorities in high and low places. Countless graduates are roaming about the streets in search of elusive white-collar jobs. How many have succeeded in getting these jobs? Are we not alarmed by the army of unemployed graduates churned out yearly from our various institutions of higher learning, with slim hope of securing a veritable means of livelihood? I am not going to bore you with facts because it is high time we all fought this monster to a standstill, and this will be my meager contribution.

This platform will be informative,educative and lively as well; you will be provided with up-to-date news reports as events unfold, job openings, career success tips, motivational angles, and so much more. The success of our interaction also depends on your input, so your timely contributions on issues will be highly appreciated.

Once again, welcome on board! :)