Friday, January 20, 2017

Now That You Are A Graduate

You are a graduate, and this calls for celebra­tion. In few months, you are going to need a job. Do you not need a well-paid employment? Yes, you need that million Dollar per month job to help recover the money spent in the university. You all swallow this concept whole as students that a well-paid employ­ment is required. Yes, it is.

Good that you have a good grade, and I am happy you are the best product in your department. However, there is a very important question you need to ask yourself before writing an applica­tion letter. You importantly should see after answering this question that definitely, you are an irresistible prod­uct for an employer. Why not ask yourself, “Am I em­ployable?”

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

10 Reasons Why MMM Nigeria is Dying and Will Soon Be Dead

Mavrodi Mondial Moneybox - Concerned Nigerian, self-styled Activa, has listed some 10 reasons why the notorious money-spinning scheme, Mavrodi Mondial Moneybox will soon be history.

Since the return of MMM on the 13th of January, 2016 more Nigerians have continued to voice out their views against the financial social network which has been dubbed fraudulent both in Nigeria and abroad.

Friday, December 30, 2016

World's Highest Bridge Opens To Traffic In China

 Towering over 500m above a gorge in southwestern China, what has been dubbed by Chinese state media as the “world’s highest bridge” has opened to traffic.

The Beipanjiang bridge, which took three years to complete, links the province of Guizhou and Yunnan and is expected to reduce road travel times from Liupanshui to Xuianwei from five hours to two. Its 1,341-metre span of four-lane road deck soars 564 metres over the Beipan River, making it the highest if not the tallest in the world.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Access Bank emerges ‘Best Bank in Nigeria” at EMEA awards

Access Bank Plc. has emerged as the Best Bank in Nigeria at the at the 2016 EMEA  Finance  & Banking Awards by leading financial publication EMEA Finance Magazine. The Bank also won in two other categories awarded to financial institutions in the Pan-African Region. These are  the ‘CEO of the Year’, awarded to Access Bank’s Group Managing Director and CEO, Herbert Wigwe and ‘Corporate Social Responsibility award’. 

Receiving the award on behalf of the Bank at the annual African Banking Awards Dinner in London, United Kingdom, Wigwe thanked the staff of Access Bank, acknowledging their support in achieving the goal of not only becoming one of the top three banks in Nigeria, but also for participating in the firm’s CSR activities that have touched the lives of thousands of Nigerians. Wigwe said, “We are delighted to receive these prestigious awards.

Monday, November 07, 2016

10 Obnoxious Company Rules To Kill In 2017

Getting rid of pointless and insulting HR practices made it easier for companies to hire and hang onto tremendous employees, but lots of organizations are still following the same archaic rules. They don’t realize that every policy they shove down their employees’ throats is another reason for a talented person to leave them and work for a more deserving organization.

Here are ten policies that every employer should get off its books before the champagne corks fly on January 1, 2017.

These policies should have disappeared long ago so if your company is still following them, now is the perfect time to step into the modern age by killing them off!

Saturday, November 05, 2016

The trouble with Premarital sex

Sex is such an innocent sounding word – three letters with far reaching consequences.

A wise man once said of sex, “Sex to a man is like a hungry man walking into a Mr. Biggs outlet for lunch, what is his business with who cooked the food?” Therein lies the trouble, a healthy male animal wakes up with an erection and sees nothing wrong with finding a ready female to assuage his desire. So while the lady thinks she is in love, and in a relationship with a future, the guy is only having fun.

Thursday, November 03, 2016

CBN settles manufacturers’ $330m demand as production declines

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday reduced manufacturing sector’s backlog of foreign exchange demand by $330.09 million (about N105.6 billion) as real sector records persistent decline.

For the 10th time this year, production and employment levels, new orders and raw material inventories in the nation’s manufacturing sector have maintained a steady decline, according to a report by the CBN.

The report shows that the Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) report stood at 44.1 index points in October 2016, compared to 42.5 in the preceding month, indicating a slowing decline during the October review period.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Samsung keeps smartphone lead despite Note 7 debacle

Samsung maintained its lead in the global smartphone market in the third quarter despite a massive recall that has tarnished the South Korean giant’s image.

Samsung had a 20 percent market share in the quarter, well ahead of number two vendor Apple, according to reports late Wednesday from IDC and Strategy Analytics.

The electronics giant discontinued its Galaxy Note 7 after its replacement devices faced the same problems of batteries overheating and bursting into flames.

“Samsung’s market dominance in the third quarter was unchallenged in the short term even with this high-profile Galaxy Note 7 recall, but the longer term impact on the Samsung brand remains to be seen,” IDC analyst Melissa Chau said.

“If the first recall was a stumble for Samsung, the second recall of replacement devices face-planted the Note series. In a market that is otherwise maturing, Christmas has come early for vendors looking to capitalize with large-screened flagship alternatives like the Apple iPhone 7 Plus and Google Pixel.”

Friday, October 21, 2016

Why south-south can’t be part of Biafra – Former Nigerian General

As the agitation for the independent state of Biafra continues, Edet Akpan, a retired major-general from Akwa Ibom State, has explained why it was impossible for the people of the south-south region of the country to be part of it.

Nigeria fought a horrendous three-year-old civil war between 1967 and 1970, to stop Biafra, led mainly by the Igbos in south-east, from seceding.

Today’s Akwa Ibom, and other states in the south-south, were part of the south eastern region at the time, and would have formed the breakaway republic if the secession had succeeded.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Back In Time - Harley Davidson Motorcycle

The Harley-Davidson motorcycle has become an American icon. Recognized around the world, it is a symbol of America's inventiveness, rugged individualism and pioneering spirit. Ironically, what would become one of the world's largest and most widely recognized motorcycle manufacturers was born out of pure and simple laziness.

Buhari names 46 ambassadorial nominees

Buhari names 46 ambassadorial nominees
President Muhammadu Buhari has sent the names of 46 nominees to the Senate as ambassadors.

Among the nominees are Pauline Tallen, Olorunibe Mamora and Musa Ibeto who was formerly nominated minister before his nomination was withdrawn in 2015.

Mr. Mamora, a former speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, was also a member of the Senate. He is an ally of ex-Lagos Governor Bola Tinubu.

Ms. Tallen is a former Plateau State deputy governor while Mr. Ibeto is a former Niger State deputy governor.
Here is the full list of the nominees:

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Buhari’s policies rooted in outdated economic model, infantile view of Nigerians – Chimamanda

Award winning Nigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie, has reacted to the state of Nigeria’s economy under President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
Ms. Adichie described Mr. Buhari’s economic policies as ‘outdated’ and his view of Nigerians as ‘infantile’.

“His intentions, good as they well might be, are rooted in an outdated economic model and an infantile view of Nigerians. For him, it seems, patriotism is not a voluntary and flexible thing, with room for dissent, but a martial enterprise: to obey without questioning. Nationalism is not negotiated, but enforced”, she wrote in an opinion for the New York Times, published on Tuesday.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Solve The Maze

Solve The Maze
How fast can you solve the maze? Its actually quite easy than you think it would be.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Aisha Buhari: Good Intention, Wrong Approach by Abdulrafiu Lawal

I have always been a supporter of Aisha Buhari, not just because she is the president’s wife, but because I see her as different from others who have served as Nigeria’s first lady. She seems to have shown some level of decency, at least in her public conduct. This was one of the reasons that prompted my piece, “Buhari’s wife, Our First lady”, even though I have never met her. I also voiced my support for her through my piece, “Aisha Buhari: Governor Fayose and Ignorance 101″, when the controversial governor of Ekiti State attempted to tarnish her image by linking her with the Jefferson bribery scandal.

However, last week I kept pondering over her British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Hausa Service interview and how to place her with regard to this. When I first heard the promo on the morning programme a few days before the full interview was played, I asked myself what could be going on within her to warrant such outburst, because the interview was nothing but a way of releasing pent up frustration about the Buhari administration. Hence, on this one, I am not with her.

Victor Moses: A player reborn

When Victor Moses signed for Chelsea from Wigan Athletic in 2012, not so long after Chelsea's triumph in the Uefa Champions League final, it was indication of the player’s incredible ambition.

The hunger and drive to prove himself at a higher level could only benefit Chelsea and the Super Eagles, but while the Kaduna-born winger had a decent first season with The Blues, playing 43 games in all competitions, and finding the back of the net on 10 occasions, that tally remains his highest return in club football.