Job hunting could be an uphill task for
most fresh graduates considering the fact
that it is a game of the survival of the
fittest.Below are a list of 8 things you
must get done while serving your nation to
be better positioned for the job hunt
especially in the private sector.
The first thing you must do is to take a
decision on the kind of job you want.You
can even stream line it down to the list of
companies you would want to
work for, that way you know what you are
preparing for and how to go about it. It
amuses me
when job hunters come to my office and I
ask them what kind of job do you want
and they go like “oga, any job”. Any job is
no job dude, take a decision today because
it will determine a whole lot of things in
your preparation.
Carry out a research on the company(ies)
you would like to work with. It baffles me
how people submit their CVs to companies
they know little or nothing about. A little
research will do you some good. Get to
know a
thing or two about their history,
the people, their organizational culture,
their vision and their mission statement.
Acquire at least one professional
certification. This is why you
should decide first on the choice of career/
job you want as it will help you decide on
which professional course to go for. Don’t
be a party to the band wagon mentality
that is prevalent
among corps members. Everybody is going
for project management, therefore must
too go for project management? Everybody
in your lodge is enrolling for NIM, so you
too must enroll for NIM. That is not true.
Get to find out the professional
certification that best suits
your dream job. All you may just need is a
course on safety or data
base management. Trust me!
Please learn a new skill. Get your hands on
something, so when they ask you,
what can you do? You can provide a
definite answer, instead of just telling them
what you studied. What you studied and
what you can do are two distinct things
altogether. This is very important
especially for my friends with a background
in social sciences. A good skill acquired
could also be handy pending when the
dream job comes.
Dude please dress like your dream job.
Starting building a professional
wardrobe from that small alawee. It’s not
the time to spend your money on another
dirty jean, combat pants, or what have
you. Get yourself a cutting edge
professional suit (don’t bank on your
convocation suit to do the job). It doesn’t
cost much. For guys, invest on good ties,
cufflinks, shoe, shirts, and a good brief
case or bag and stop carrying your cv in
that big brown envelope, some directors
can sight you from their office and tell the
security or secretary “don’t let that guy in,
he is looking for a job.
Shun those clichés’ or fat lies on our CV, if
I go through your Facebook timeline or
twitter handle , I will tell the kind of person
you are ( I just shared a little secret of
what some employers now do, work on it
and thank me later).
If your Facebook timeline and profile is not
decent, work on it or get a new one before
you start job hunting. Follow the company
you would like to work for on twitter, like
their page on Facebook. Build a
professional online presence .Get a good
e-mail ID (Do away with the
xyz4love@yahoo.com craze and the likes
of it.). a good professional ID comprises of
name and your surname
e.g. adewalejohnson@yahoo.com.
are looking for dey some people hand,
Hello! Start building
your contact list, invest in
strategic relationships while you are still
Join associations, clubs, and forums.
Ladies you can
join Women in Management and Business
(WimBiz), the biggest association for
women professionals in West Africa. You
can enroll for their mentee program as a
young female graduate. Trust me, you
don’t need to know the caliber of women
you meet in such an association. One good
is worth more than a hundred CV
submitted at random. Build new, better,
and strategic relationships.
8.GET A MENTOR: Identify someone who
has distinguished him or herself in the
career you desire to pursue. A good
mentor can carry you along, just make
sure the person is accessible. Don’t go
telling me that Ngozi Okonjo Iweala is your
mentor, when you two don’t communicate.
She can
be your role model, but obviously
not your mentor. Identify someone that
can create time for you and probably
entrust you with responsibilities, even if
you don’t get paid. I hope you find it

Nigerian US Embassy is recruiting, you can
visit this link for more information: http://
Human Resources Office (HRO)
The Human Resources Office is responsible
providing a full range of personnel services
American and Locally Employed Staff
members. The HRO is responsible for
HR policies and procedures for the
diplomatic Mission Nigeria. The HRO
guidance on all HR related programs
Job Openings
Listed below are current job opportunities
at the
United States Embassy in Nigeria. Please
click on
the link to learn more about the specific
For more information about job
opportunities, you
may email the U.S. Embassy Human
Office at HRNigeria@state.gov ( Please
note that
this address is only for inquiries about job
opportunities. Questions about Consular or
issues will not receive a reply.)
Notice: Employment opportunities which
are open
only to currently employed Embassy local
staff or
the family members of Americans assigned
to the
U.S. Mission in Nigeria are listed on the
internal website, available through the U.S.
Department’s OPENNET system. All others
apply to HRNigeria@state.gov

The Federal Government has declared
Monday, May 2, 2016 as public holiday to
commemorate the 2016 Workers’ Day
The Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen.
Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.), who made
the declaration on behalf of the
government, congratulated Nigerian
workers for “their resilience, hard work and
commitment to the change mantra of
President Muhammadu Buhari, despite
current challenges.”
statement by the Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Interior, Bassey Akpanyung, on
Thursday in Abuja, enjoined the workers to
continue to support the President in his
desire to fight corruption, ensure security
of lives and property and stabilize the
economy through creation of jobs and
diversification of the economy.
Dambazau further urged Nigerian workers
to re-dedicate themselves to the service of
the nation and remain productive for the
growth and development of the country,
the statement said, adding that the
minister wished all Nigerian workers a
joyful and peaceful celebration.

About 8,259 new students of the University
of Calabar on Tuesday took the oath of
matriculation for the 2015/2016 session.
It was learnt that the students were
admitted out of the 21,247 candidates,
who applied to the university through the
Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination
(UTME) and Direct Entry (DE).
In his
address, Prof Zana Akpagu, the Vice
chancellor of the university advised the
freshers to work hard in order to graduate
successfully as they are the lucky ones
who were chosen from the large number of
University of Calabar grew out of the
Calabar campus of University of Nigeria
(UNN), Nigeria which began functioning
during the 1973 academic session with
154 students and a small cadre of
academic, administration and professional
staff. In April 1975, the Federal Military
Government of Nigeria announced that as
part of the National Development Plan,
seven new Universities were to be
established at various locations in the
country. The University of Calabar was one
of the seven Universities set up under this
Located in Calabar Municipal, an ancient
city with a long tradition of culture and
contact with western civilization, the
already developed area of the University
occupies a 17-hectare site on the eastern
side of the town, between the Great Qua
River and the Calabar River. Additional
land has been acquired on both sides of
the Great Qua River for the development of
the University.

Crown Polytechnic Admission announced.
Admission into 2016/17 ND & HND
Programmes of Crown Polytechnic has
been announced.
Available Programmes
National Diploma programmes are:-
1.Electrical/Electronics Engineering
2.Computer Science 3.Computer
Engineering 4.Statistics 5.Estate
Management 6.Accountancy 7.Business
Administration & Management 8.Science
Laboratory Technology 9.Fishery
Technology 10. Public Administration 11.
Quantity Survey 12. Urban & Regional
Higher National Diploma programmes are :
1. Business Administration & Management
2.Electrical/Electronics Engineering
3.Computer Science 4.Statistics 5.Estate
Management 6.Accountancy
Admission Requirements
HND APPLICANTS – Applicants must
possess Five ‘0’ level result, National
Diploma (ND) and must have completed
one year mandatory SIWES(IT)
Note: Applicants that have ‘pass’ in ND
must undergo two years SIWES before applying for HND
ND APPLICANTS – Applicants seeking
admission into any of the schools most
possess these minimum entry
i. School of Business & Management
Studies (Accountancy, Business
Administration, Public Administration) ;
Five ‘0’ level credit passes including
English Language, Mathematics and Any
other three (3) Management/Social
Science subjects.
ii. School of Applied Sciences (Computer
Science, Fisheries Technology, Science
Laboratory, Statistics); Five ‘0’ level credit
passes including Mathematics, English
Language and Any other three (3) Science
iii. School of Environmental Studies (Estate
Management, Urban & Regional Planning,
Quantity Surveying); Five ‘0’ level credit
passes including Mathematics, English
Language and Any other three (3) Science
iv. School of Engineering & Engineering
Technology ; Five ‘0’ level credit passes
including Mathematics, English Language
and Any other three (3) Science subjects.
Note: Minimum of two sittings and
combined results are accepted (NECO,
Method of Application
1.Purchase Online Admission Application
Scratch Card at N5,500 from Crown
Polytechnic main campus Ado-Ekiti or
accredited agents at selected locations in
the country
2. Visit www.crownpolytechnic.edu.ng and
click on the “ONLINE APPLICATION” link.
Fill in the SERIAL No and PIN on scratch
card and log-in
3. Please fill the form correctly and
submit.i.e you are expected to upload 2 x
2 passport photograph.Only jpeg format is
4.Ensure you finish filling form once you
Completion of online admission application
must be before the end of admission
5. Check your Admission Entry Status
48hrs after the completion of your online
admission application using the same PIN
and Serial No on your Admission Scratch
6. If provisional admission is granted ,
print out both the Attestation form and
Application Confirmation slip.

Though The Recent Update of Android
Marshmallow 6.0 comes with couple of
improvements and Promising Features,
These update is not for everyone out there
as it comes with a lot of Issues
I have received hundreds of messages by
fans complaining about numerous
Challenges they faces After updating their
Android Devices to Marshmallow 6.0.
Well These Article is not convincing of you
not to update your Device to Mashmalow
6.0 But to make you realize the whole
issues that await after Updating.
1.Marshmallow Drains battery:
Genuine Battery Drainage is one major
issue of Marshmallow. I have received
many complaints about battery drainage
by my blog Readers.
The best asnswer to what cause this
genuine battery drainage is due to several
background processes which Marshmallow
2.Marshmallow app crashes or freezes:
This is another issue associated with
Marshmallow Update is random app
crashes and occassional freezing which is
attributed to mismatch API Issues.
Marshmallow is API 23 and not all apps
are compatible with it yet).
3.Marshmallow randomly reboots Itself:
this is a common issues that await you
almost immediately after you have updated
your device to 6.0 mostly when plugged
into power.
4. Marshmallow Wi-Fi problems:
With no reasonable explanation to this
Marshmallow sometimes fails to locate
WiFi network even when in WiFi Range.
Though this can be fix by toggling the
airplane mode and re scanning the network
again. But must we have to go through all
these every time?
5. Marshmallow data problems:
You may start experiencing occassional
data disconnection and in most cases the
network data wouldn’t even come on.

YABATECH Online application for ND part
time computer science 2015/2016 session
(Epe Campus) is ongoing at the College of
Technology Yaba Lagos.
Admission is currently available for
qualified candidates at Epe Campus of
Yaba College of Technology, Lagos.
Students who enroll into the Programme
will receive lectures on weekends.
Five (5) credits passes at SSCE/NECO/
NABTEB and not more than two sittings in
the following compulsory subject in
Physics, Mathematics and English plus any
two of Statistics, Further Mathematics,
Chemistry, Economics and Biology /
Agricultural Science.
Applicant Procedure
Please read through carefully and follow
the instructions outlined below.
-Visit www.yabatech.edu.ng
-Click on Online Application 2015/16 link
-For mobile device, click on Prospective
Students link and then on Online
Application 2015/16
-For new application, click on the “Apply”
-Select the appropriate Program, Mode of
Study and Course
-Enter the required information and click
on “Continue” button
-Print the payment information page (take
note of the application number)
-Proceed to pay by clicking on “Pay Now”
-Confirm your information and continue
with the payment process (payment is
made using any bank’s ATM)
-After payment, return to the Home page
(follow step 1 and 2)
-Click on the “Login” button
-Enter your application number as
username and surname as password
-Complete the form with appropriate
-Proceed to Upload passport
-Click on Submit Application
-Print completed form

NYSC To Deploy Doctors, Pharmacists,
Others To Idps Camps
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC)
is to deploy medical doctors, nurses,
pharmacists and other medical
professionals to Internally Displaced
Persons (IDPs) camps nationwide.
Director General of NYSC, Brig-Gen. Sule
Kazaure, made this known Thursday while
flagging-off the NYSC intervention
programme at Damare IDPs camp in Yola.
Kazaure said that the deployment of NYSC
to the camps was part of the scheme’s
contribution to government’s efforts in
assisting the IDPs.
“This programme, which is designed to
bring succour to the inmates in this centre,
is also intended to compliment
government’s efforts towards provision of
the welfare needs of members of IDPs
“The scheme, therefore, will deploy the
services of corps professionals such as
medical doctors, nurses, pharmacist, etc to
the centre to assist Federal Government in
the provision of medical and other sundry
needs of the IDPs.
“Specifically corps members will be
participating in medical outreaches,
environmental sanitation, educational
intervention and general awareness
creation on healthy living,” he said.
Kazaure also said that the scheme would
use the opportunity provided by the
programme to distribute food items and
other materials to the IDPs.
He said that the flag-off of the intervention
programme was his major official
assignment outside Abuja and this was an
indication of the importance the NYSC
attached to the plight of the IDPs.
Kazaure urged other wealthy Nigerians and
corporate organisations to assist
government in rehabilitating IDPs in the
He commended the military, NEMA, Red
Cross, NGOs and various faith based
organisations for their contributions to
welfare of IDPs.
“I want to thank you all, especially, the
corps members who despite all odds are
currently serving in the state,” Kazaure
The leader of IDPs in Damare camp,
Mallam Modu Gana, lauded the
intervention programme of the NYSC which
he said was timely.
Gov. Muhammadu Jibrilla of Adamawa and
the State Coordinator of NEMA, Mr Sa’ad
Bello, also lauded NYSC for the gesture,
which they said, reflected one of the
objectives of the scheme.

Deadline: January 15, 2017
Masters Scholarship for
International students. The Master
of Science in Foreign Service
(MSFS) at Georgetown University is
offering a full-tuition scholarship for
a talented graduate student from
sub-Saharan Africa.
MSFS is a two-year, full-time
graduate degree program in
international affairs. Students will
take courses in international
relations, international trade,
international finance, statistics and
analytical tools, and history. In
addition, students choose an area
of concentration such as Global
Politics and Security, International
Development, or Global Business
and Finance.
About MSFS
The Master of Science in Foreign
Service (MSFS) is a professional
master’s degree in the Edmund A.
Walsh School of Foreign Service at
Georgetown University. Its goal is
to prepare women and men to be
creative leaders in the public,
private and non-profit sectors of
international affairs. In keeping with
the vision of the School’s founder,
Father Edmund A. Walsh, S.J.,
MSFS seeks to instill in its students
a commitment to service in the
international community and an
appreciation for the ethical
dimension of international affairs.

UNILEVER Idea Trophy 2016 is now on. By
taking part in Unilever Africa Idea Trophy ,
you could WIN a trip to the Global Future
Leader’s League at one of Unilever’s
global hubs! And a highly coveted
internship at Unilever – Number 1 FMCG
Employer of choice for students in among
32 countries. Take a look at the highlights
from the Unilever Africa Idea Trophy Finals
for 2015 !
A multi-level competition, Unilever Africa
Idea Trophy calls on all students to take
on real business problems related to
Unilever. Competitors move through each
stage, building on their work experience,
improving their employability and
developing real-life business wisdom.
entering on your own, or as a team.
Simply make sure that one team
representative submits their details on
behalf of the team, and makes use of this
excel sheet to add the rest of the groups
details, which needs to be uploaded when
you submit your idea.
Unilever Africa Idea Trophy is a student
business competition for all university
students across Africa.
Please note: all groups must have their
Team Leader sign up and submit the rest
of their teammates’ details on this excel
spreadsheet along with their idea. There is
a maximum of 3 students per team. Please
also ensure you are all from the same
For this year’s brief we require you to
submit an ad idea for Closeup toothpaste,
in text, download the brief here. In a
maximum of 250 words, produce a
creative, powerful and inspiring idea for an
advert that explores the need for physical

NDU Lecturers have declared war.
Lecturers from Niger Delta University
(NDU) in Bayelsa State have embarked on
an indefinite strike until all outstanding
salaries accrued are paid. The NDU
chapter of the Academic Staff Union of
Universities (ASUU) voted unanimously in
favor of the strike.
“In recognition of the financial and
psychological effects of the non-payment
of salaries since January 2016, the
congress hereby resolves to stop work
henceforth until all outstanding salaries
accruable are paid,” the lecturers
announced in a resolution.
government to pay all salaries of staff not
paid since 2013. The State government is
also called upon to revoke the obnoxious
practice of promotion without financial
The resolution was preceded by an address
by the Vice President of ASUU, Professor
Biodun Owoyemi. He briefed members on
the outcome of his team’s meeting with
the State Deputy Governor, Rear Admiral
Gboribiogha John Jonah, and the Vice
Chancellor of the University, Professor
Humphrey Ogoni.
He described NDU as a university that has
been abandoned and lacks the necessary
infrastructure befitting of a university. Prof.
Owoyemi condemned the lack of perimeter
fencing, senate and administrative
buildings, and internal roads. He called on
ASUU members to be steadfast in insisting
on their rights.
The National Executive Council of the
ASUU has about 48 hours to ratify the
resolution of the lecturers.

– The APC in the south east expressed worry
over the growing killings of innocent people
by suspected herdsmen
– The Party insisted the the president is
doing everything to end the attacks
– The party urged Nigerians to be patient as
the attacks will soon be put to an end
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has
called on the President Muhammadu Buhari-
led administration to look into the killing of
innocent people by suspected Fulani
herdsmen in the wake of the attack that
occurred in Ukpabio community in Enugu.
It was reported that herdsmen attacked the
community on Monday, April 25 leading to
the death of some people and the
displacement of many others.
READ ALSO: Fulani herdsmen have killed 710
Nigerians in 10 months – IYM
Vanguard reports that Osita Okechukwu who
is the spokesperson of the APC south east
caucus said it was tragic that while President
Buhari is decimating Boko Haram, another
menace is rearing its ugly head.
“It is painful that while the Federal
Government of Nigeria is doing everything
possible to contain the Boko Haram
insurgency; another virus in the name of
Herdsmen is dislocating the security
architecture of our dear country. Yesterday it
was Agatu in Benue State; today it is
Ukpabio Nimbo in Enugu State. It must stop.
“May we use this opportunity to deeply
commiserate with the families of the
bereaved; in particular the people and
government of Benue and Enugu States. God
in his infinite mercy will surely heal the
READ ALSO: Pandemonium in Enugu as
Fulani herdsmen attack community
“In sum, we appeal for calm and urge all to
take solace on the truism that the Federal
Government of Nigeria under President
Muhammadu Buhari is quietly working round
the clock to stop the bloodletting, fish out the
culprits and the masterminds who equip the
Herdsmen with sophisticated weapons.”
Meanwhile, President Buhari has been heavily
criticised by his silence over the recent attack
by herdsmen in the country.
Some Nigerians accused the president of
shielding the herdsmen by not reacting and
condemning the attack.

– While many are looking at the possible
conviction of Senate president, Bukola
Saraki, the APC in the south south zone
says he may be acquitted
– According to Prince Hilliard Eta, the
national vice chairman of the party in the
zone, Saraki can be found innocent of all the
allegations against him
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in the
south south zone said the Senate president,
Bukola Saraki may be found innocent of all
the charges against him.
Senate President, Bukola Saraki is facing
corruption charges
The Senate president is facing trial at the
Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) over
allegations of corruption and some are
expecting that he will be convicted.
Many have been calling on him to resign his
position to avoid being embarrassed out of
the National Assembly.
Prince Hilliard Eta, the national vice chairman
of the party in the zone said: “You see, Dr
Saraki can also be found innocent in all of
these allegations. This is one area that
Nigerians have not bothered to look at.
READ ALSO : NASS commission dares Senate
president Bukola Saraki
“All that is happening is allegations. It is
incumbent on the prosecution to convince the
court, beyond all reasonable doubts, that they
(allegations) are true.”
He said Saraki has a defence team, led by
venerable Dr Kanu Agabi and their job is to
convince the court that Saraki is innocent of
all the allegations filed against him.
“But what is important is what the law says.
If Senate President Dr Bukola Saraki is found
guilty at the end of the day by competent
court of law it is as it should be ,” Eta added.
Speaking on calls for the Senate president to
resign, he said if Saraki feels there is a moral
burden for him to step aside for the Senate
to function in line with expectations of
Nigerians, it is his decision to make.
Saraki is fighting one of the biggest battles in
his political life. He is facing charges of
corruption filed against him by the Code of
Conduct Bureau.
READ ALSO : Saraki must resign – group
protests (photos)
Many Nigerians have been calling on him to
avoid embarrassing the Senate by resigning.
However, on Wednesday, April 20, the Senate
vowed to stand with Saraki throughout his
ordeal at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

– The Igbo Youths Movement has lamented
that the federal government and the DSS
have done little or nothing to stop the
invasion of communities by Fulani warriors
– The group claims herdsmen attacks began
after the new administration took over power
– Says it is disturbing that President Buhari
who incidentally is also a Fulani has
remained silent on the serial slaughter by
the Fulani herdsmen
Fulani herdsmen have killed 710 other
Nigerians excluding the 48 Agatu people in
Benue state in the last 10 months, according
to the Igbo Youths Movement (IYM).
The Igbo Youths Movement has accused
President Buhari of being silent on the
slaughter by the Fulani herdsmen across the
The IYM reacting to the killings of about 40
indigenes of Nimbo in Uzo Uwani local
government area of Enugu state by Fulani
herdsmen on Monday, April 25, faulted the
manner in which President Muhammadu
Buhari was handling issues of herdsmen
According to Vanguard, the group in a
statement signed by the founder of the IYM
and leader of the south east democratic
coalition, Evangelist Elliot Uko, lamented that
the federal government and the Department
of State Services (DSS) have done little or
nothing to stop the invasion of the Fulani
IYM said: “For the first time, the nation’s
Department of State Services, DSS, only
interest in these avoidable blood baths,
seems only to accuse one organization of
killing five Fulani. That accusation is yet to
be substantiated with photographs or at least
a DSS invitation to media people to the
graves in order to corroborate their
“Monday morning, seven communities in
Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu
State received it hot, as usual from the
rampaging Fulani warriors. Two churches,
over 100 houses, dozens dead and hundreds
injured with many still missing.”
The group claimed that Fulani herdsmen
attacks began since the new administration
took over power, lamenting that the federal
government has failed to protect Nigerians
from the invasion of Fulani warriors, who
clearly act as if they know that the
government cannot save the helpless victims
from their attacks.
It said: “But above all, the ongoing war by the
Fulani herdsmen, have only confirmed Mazi
Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Independent
People of Biafra, IPOB, a prophet and
visionary, who saw tomorrow. Mazi Kanu
correctly predicted over the radio, what the
Fulani would do to the Middle Belt, South
East, South- South and the South West.
The group said it was disturbing that
President Muhammadu Buhari who
incidentally is also Fulani and life Patron of
Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, has
remained silent on the serial slaughter by the
Fulani and the intimidation by the security
agents, adding that this has put Mazi Kanu in
the league of avatars, who correctly predicted
events before they happened.
“This development has also greatly increased
Kanu’s popularity, especially among the
oppressed, suppressed and consistently
attacked populations, who now see him as a
hero and a legend. This has resulted in a
huge sympathy towards the gospel of IPOB
and its leader.”
Meanwhile, following bloody attacks by
herdsmen across the country, an Islamic
organisation, Muslims Against Terror, has
called on the federal government to declare
Fulani herdsmen involved in the killing of
farmers terrorists.
The group stressed that Islam forbids killing
and teaches “that anyone who kills a human
being- it shall be as though he has killed all
of the mankind; if anyone saves a life, it shall
be as though he has saved the lives of all

Tears flowed Tuesday morning as Governor
Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State visited Ukpabi,
Nimbo, in Uzo-Uwani local government area of
the state.
Ugwuanyi, who could not hold back his tears
was in the company of Enugu State
Commissioner of Police, Mr. Nwodibo
Ekechukwu, the GOC 82 Division, Nigerian Army,
Major General Ibrahim Attahiru, as well as the
Enugu State Commandant, Nigeria Security and
Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC.
The Governor, thereafter, declared two days
fasting and prayer in the State, asking residents
to commit the situation into God’s hand.
The visit coincided with the recovery of one more
dead resident, who was slaughtered by the
This is as many survivors, with varrying degrees
of injuries on the head, neck, and other parts of
the body are currently receiving treatment in
different hospitals in Nsukka.
As at the time of filling this report, some of them
are being moved to the Enugu State University
Teaching Hospital, Parklane, Enugu.
Details later…

– Nigeria’s deputy Senate President, has
condemned the killing of local residents in
Uzo-Uwani council of Enugu State, by
suspected Fulani herdsmen
– Fulani herdsmen invaded Ukpabi Nimbo
community killing scores of residents
– Ike Ekweremadu has also called for an
immediate resolution of the unending
– The deputy Senate president condoles with
the families of the victims.
Nigeria’s deputy Senate President, Senator
Ike Ekweremadu, on Tuesday, April 26,
condemned the killing of residents in Uzo-
Uwani council of Enugu State, by suspected
Fulani herdsmen.
According to The Punch, Ekweremadu, also
called for an immediate resolution of the
unending conflict between farmers and cattle
herdsmen, which is threatening to throw the
country into another round of crisis.
The deputy Senate president, speaking under
Order 43 of the Senate Standing Orders to
make a Personal Explanation over the
mayhem in Uzo- Uwani community, said over
50 lives were reportedly lost, while over 2000
persons were displaced and homes amid
property worth millions of Naira destroyed.
Ekweremadu called on the Senate to
immediately conduct a public hearing to
enable all stakeholders to state their feelings
and experiences with a view to finding a
lasting solution to the issue.
He said: “Mr. President, remember I call your
attention to a resolution of this Senate
on Thursday 03 March, 2016. Recall that on
that day, one of the issues we discussed was
a motion titled ‘tackling the perennial
conflicts between farmers and cattle
“At the end of that debate, we took a number
of resolutions. I recall that in my contribution
I suggested that the Committee on
Agriculture and Rural Development as well as
the Committee on National Security and
Intelligence do conduct a public hearing on
this matter with a view to articulating a
lasting solution to the problem.
“Up till now, that public hearing has not
started. It is important for Nigerians to know
that we are doing something about this
perennial problem. It is not enough for us to
be doing something; we must be seen to be
doing something.
“I believe that it is time for the committees to
come together and commence action on
these resolutions namely, to start a public
hearing on this problem between the farmers
and the cattle herdsmen. “I say this because
it is getting too late.
“Just yesterday, we heard that over 50
persons were killed in Uzo- Uwani Local
Government in Enugu State. We heard about
2000 people were displaced and over a
hundred people were injured. Houses were
burnt, including churches.
“As I speak, some people who live in Enugu,
especially the Hausa and Fulani are taking
refuge in the Army barracks and it is not
good for our country. These are people who
didn’t know about those who went and
attacked the ordinary people of Uzo-Uwani
and today they are now refugees.
“It also implies that if any person dies in the
process, there could also be reprisals in other
parts of Nigeria and this can engulf the whole
In a related development, President
Muhammadu Buhari has been issued a fresh
threat over the unending attacks by the
Fulani herdsmen on Nigeria’s south eastern
state of Enugu.
This threat was made by the Movement for
the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of
Biafra (MASSOB) via a press statement
signed by the group’s national director of
information, Sunny Okoreafor.
The incessant attacks by Fulani herdsmen in
some states of the federation have prompted
the pro-Biafra group to give President
Buhari a 30-day ultimatum to end the attack
on innocent Nigerians or face its wrath.

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“Basic principles of good health like eating
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healthy weight can be as effective as
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diabetes for most people,” says dietitian Sue
McLaughlin, RD, diabetes educator and
president of health care and education for the
American Diabetes Association. This is also
backed up by the Look AHEAD study, a large
clinical trial funded by the National Institutes
of Health and the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention. The researchers found that
over a four-year period, changes like eating a
healthier diet and getting more exercise led
to weight loss and improved diabetes control
in 5000 overweight or obese participants with
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Keeping close tabs on your diet is a major
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fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains,
beans, lean meats, and low-fat dairy. Focus
on eating fruits and non-starchy vegetables,
like broccoli, carrots, and lettuce, and having
smaller portions of starchy foods, meat, and
dairy products. Be especially careful about
loading up on foods that are high on the
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foods according to how they affect glucose
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3. Exercise regularly
Even without losing a pound, exercise can
help keep type 2 diabetes under control.
“When you do physical activity, such as
walking, your muscle contractions push
glucose out of your blood into your cells,”
explains McLaughlin. The result: Better blood
sugar levels.
Of course, the more intense the exercise, the
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Regular weight-lifting sessions can also help
keep blood sugar levels steady. McLaughlin
recommends using hand weights or
resistance bands for 30 minutes two to three
times a week.
4. Control sleep apnea
Many overweight people with type 2 diabetes
also have sleep apnea, a condition in which a
person stops breathing temporarily while
People with type 2 diabetes and sleep apnea
are at higher risk of death from heart attack
and stroke. Their blood sugar levels also
fluctuate more dramatically while sleeping
than in those who have type 2 diabetes, but
not sleep apnea, according to one study.
These fluctuations have been linked to a
higher risk for diabetic complications.
Severe cases of sleep apnea may need to be
treated with surgery or by wearing a special
device while sleeping, but less severe cases
can be managed by losing weight. Talk to
your doctor if you suspect you may have
sleep apnea — loud snoring is one sign. A
special sleep test can diagnose sleep apnea.
5. Soothe stress
Stress can make blood sugar levels harder to
control, says McLaughlin. Try relaxation
techniques to chase away stress. Top-notch
stress busters include meditation, massage,
and soothing music.
As a bonus, stress relief may help you sleep
better. This is very important because studies
show that not getting enough sleep can
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hours a night has also been found to
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condition that often precedes type 2 diabetes.
Besides the above mentioned ways of
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– Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and spicy foods at
– Maintain a slightly cool temperature in your
sleep environment.
– Block out all light and noise.
– Go to bed at the same time every night to
establish a sleep schedule.
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– Ex-governor, Murtala Nyako, has been
undergoing trial bordering on a 37-count
– Nyako was impeached as Adamawa state
governor on July 15, 2014
– Yakubu Maikyau, Nyako’s counsel,
rejected dome documents at the court
Murtala Nyako
Yakubu Maikyau, a counsel to ex-governor
Murtala Nyako, on Friday, April 22, rejected a
public document sort to tender by the
Economic and Financial Crime Commission
(EFCC) as evidence of witness against him.
In a cross examination of Celestine Idiaya of
Diamond bank who was brought before
Justice Evoh Chukwu of the federal high court
by the EFCC.
Maikyau said the documents sort to tender
before the court lacks merit and as well
contravenes the public document evidence
act of section 104 and section 54 of the 2011
evidence act of the constitution.
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Son N350M Bail Each
According to him, the documents were not
duly certified by the officials who are the
custodians of the documents, saying
that photocopies of international passport
and corporate affairs certificates attached to
the Diamond bank letter, were mere computer
print outs without been  certified by their
He prayed that the court rejects all the
documents for lacks of merits and document
not duly certified with names and signatures
of the officials involves which is
in compliance with section 104 of the public
document act 2011.
But Adebisi Adeniyi, a counsel to EFCC,
objected saying the document be accepted
because they were attached documents to
the letter by Diamond Bank and were not
extracted from the computer as claimed by
After consultations, Justice Chukwu said the
EFCC are delaying court proceedings by
presenting documents and witness lately.
After deliberations, he reserved ruling on the
matter to May 6 2016.
READ ALSO: EFCC Releases Nyako After 10
Hours Of Interrogation
Nyako was arraigned together with his co-
accused by anti-graft agency on a 37-count
charge bordering on criminal conspiracy,
stealing, abuse of office and money
laundering to the tune of N29 billion.
The accused persons are alleged to have, at
various times between 2011 and 2013, used
five companies – Blue Opal Nigeria Limited,
Serore Farms & Extension Limited, Pagoda
Fortunes Limited, Towers Assets
Management Limited and Crust Energy
Limited to commit the fraud.
Nyako was impeached as Adamawa state
governor by the state House of Assembly on
July 15, 2014. While his son, Abdul-Aziz
Nyako is the senator representing Adamawa
central in the National Assembly.

Dr Joe Abah , the director-general of the
Bureau of Public Sector Reforms (BPSR)
said at least 65,000 ghost workers were
found out to be among the federal
government work
– The salary collected by government
workers are not based on equity
– The DG of BSPR said the government is
setting up machineries in motion in order to
mitigate against future occurrence and he
also bared his mind on the yet to be
implemented 2016 budget
The director general of BPSR, while speaking
about the plans of his agency in the next few
years, he said: “One of the most significant
things we have achieved is the introduction
of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel
Information system (IPPIS) which has saved
the government in the region of N185 billion
so far, the IPPIS wielded out about 65,000
ghost workers.
Dr Joe Abah , the director-general of the
Bureau of Public Sector Reforms (BPSR)
“We have started to link the bank verification
numbers to IPPIS. This will expose about
23,000 fraudulent pay accounts. The federal
government has put in place a monetisation
policy. Government used to pay huge staff
housing for people, pay for gardeners, cooks,
watchmen and all that and the heavy
payment became a big burden to government
in the past but with the monetisation policy
in 2007, the cost was drastically reduced.
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Buhari’s urgent assistance
“We have also put in place a tenure policy
that means that anybody that stays for four
years as permanent secretary or director can
only do an additional four years before they
leave, which would stop stagnation and
enable people to advance their careers. It is
four years renewable for permanent
secretaries, eight years for directors. For the
wider public service, we have seen huge
improvements in things like regulation of fake
drugs. As at 2000, 80 percent of the drugs
bought in Lagos were fake and 41 percent
nationally but it is now down to 4 percent
There have calls in the past regarding
merging some federal government ministries,
departments and agencies. As this bodies
perform almost similar functions. Dr Abah
spoke about the recommendations, which
were tabled by the Stephen Orosanye
committee set up by the previous
administration and the reasons for the delay
in implementing the proposals. He stated:
“The committee was set up to look at
restructuring of all the ministries but we
realised that the two weeks period given the
committee was not enough to do that huge
work and therefore focused on the six
ministries that were affected by merger-the
Power, Works and Housing, Interior,
Information and Culture, Youth and Sports,
Budget and National Planning, Transportation
and Aviation. The committee realised that
work required technical organizational work
because the work involves job descriptions,
workforce plans, mandates and all of that.
“What the committee did was to do enough
for the merged ministries to take off and then
recommended that BPSR being the technical
experts, should lead a team of technical
experts from the Office of the Head of Service
and the Office of the Secretary to the
Government of the Federation and l can
assure that that work is going on now.
“We are actually in the ministries, every one
of those ministries as we speak now, are
doing more detailed technical work, after
which we will then look at all the other
ministries. We have a deadline of end of April
to produce what we call the functional
reviews which is called the functions of all
the departments within each ministry, to
make sure that we rid them of any
duplication, to ensure that the functions of
the ministries are contributing to the
mandate and the vision this administration
has for them.”
While the DG of BPSR was asked germane
questions on the yet to be assented 2016
budget by President Muhammadu Buhari, he
said: “It was a combination of factors. The
first is that we did not start the budgeting
process on time so we had a combination of
limited time to do the work and putting in
place a new system which takes a while to
get used to.
“There were also some allegations of
unwholesome practices by some people in
the budget office, but government has acted
swiftly on that by posting out the people
involved. There were also issues of errors
which were avoidable. A combination of
those factors led to issues.”
Apart from what Dr Abah said, there have
also been calls on the need for Nigeria to
diversify its source of income.

– 23 states received bailout fund from the
federal government in 2015 to pay workers’
– An analysis by ICPC revealed that most of
the states used the money for other reasons
– Most states are still owe their workers
An analysis carried out by the Independent
Corrupt Practises and related offenses
Commission (ICPC) has revealed that most
of the states that received bailout funds from
the federal government diverted the money
for other means.
23 states received bailout fund from the
President Muhammadu Buhari-led
government to pay the salaries of their
workers out of 27 that applied from the
Central Bank of Nigeria.
Vanguard reports that in the analysis signed
by the commissioner for public enlightenment
of ICPC, the investigation was carried out by
the agency in conjunction with the Nigerian
Labour Congress. The breakdown revealed
that most of the states that claimed to owe
their workers’ salaries lied while others failed
to pay workers and diverted it to other use.
The states that received bailout fund include
Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue, Cross River, Ekiti,
Katsina, Gombe, Kogi, Nasarawa, Niger, Ondo,
Osun, Ogun, Plateau, Sokoto, Kwara, Bayelsa
Imo, Enugu, Oyo, Delta, Kebbi and Zamfara.
The most worrisome is the case of Zamfara
that applied for N32.5 billion but had only
received N10 billion to pay its workers.
Investigation revealed that the state did not
owe any worker.
The however allegedly used the money for the
settlement of indebtedness to contractors
and other purposes.
The state disbursed N4.2 billion for
outstanding of payment to 14 local
government areas of the state, N3 billion for
outstanding payment of fertilizer for 2014
farming season, N265 million for outstanding
certificate for construction of Bungudu-
Nahuche Kyabarawa Road 22.6Km N55
million for outstanding certificate of Hostel
Block at Abdu Gusau Polytechnic. T/Mafara,
N319 million for payment of outstanding cost
of vehicles supplied to State, N20 million for
the outstanding certificate of construction
work at K/Namoda Juma’at Mosque, N6
million for the outstanding certificate of
construction work at Emir’s Palace. Gusau
and N2 billion for the share of 14 local
government councils bailout.
Imo state received N26,806,430.000.00 from
the CBN but paid the amount into two
commercial banks and transferred part of the
money into uses not related to the payment
of workers’ salaries. The Governor Rochas
Okorocha-led government transferred N2
billion into a government house account, paid
another N2 billion into Imo state project
account and another N2 billion was lodged in
a micro-finance bank and a ‘management
fee’ of N21 million paid into an unspecified
account out of the bailout fund received by
the state.
The ICPC also found out that Adamawa state
got N9,578,360, 000.00 as bailout cash but
disbursed only N2,378,360,000.00 with a
balance of N7,200,000,000.00. The state not
to owe outstanding salaries as at September
2015 but according to the report, the state
could not provide any reason for the slow
process of off-setting the debt.
Also, Benue state received N 12.503,439.787.
48 as bailout fund and disbursed
N10,852.536.702. 96 with a balance of N
1.650.903.084.52. However, double payment
of N37,760,000.00 was made in favour of
office of the deputy governor which was being
investigated by the ICPC.
Niger State received N4.396.810.000.00 as
bailout fund and the entire amount was
claimed to have been expended in off-setting
salary debts.
Osun state which has been at the centre of
salary payment crisis received
N34.988.990.000.00 as bailout fund and
disbursed N18.677.224.582.20, leaving a
balance of N16.311,765.418 billion as at
November. 2015. The ICPC was verifying
allegations that Osun state public servants
had only been paid salaries up to July 2015.
Kebbi State received N7. as
bailout fund and disbursedN2,617,152,577.20
with a balance of N4,463,975,420.27. The State claimed to have cleared all outstanding
arrears on salaries as at September. 2015.
Delta State received N10,936,799,299.36 as
bailout fund and disbursed
N8,129,888,279.86 with a balance of
N2,806,9I1,019.50. However, the state
claimed not to owe salaries as at 24th
November. 2015 although the state has a
total debt value accrued from staff salaries
and emoluments of N36,417,217,601.53.
Oyo State was granted N26,606,944,831.03
as bailout fund and disbursed
N25,495,292,422.63 with a balance of Nl, l
11.652.408.40. The State owes four months’
salaries as at April. 2016.
Kwara State received the sum of
N4.320.950.000.00 as bailout fund and
disbursed N4,291.087.985.08 for salaries and
has a balance of N29.862.014.92. The state
claimed to have cleared all outstanding
salaries as at 20th October. 2015.
Plateau State was granted
N5.357.570.000.00 as bailout fund and
disbursed N5.330.589.061.15 with a balance
of N26.980.938.85. The State owed two
months salaries as at 30th September 2015.
Meanwhile, Mr. Ekpo Nta who is the
chairman of ICPC revealed that the
commission was investigating a state
governor who received bailout but diverted it
for personal use.
He said the commission will make the
governor’s name known after investigation
has ended.

The world may not be a very good place to
live in but then, nobody wants to die either.
So while you are busy mounting the whole
pressure of the world on yourself, you should
learn to slow down and take things slow.
We all know the world we live in is filled with
trials and tribulations, beautiful moments and
perhaps moments considered gory; all in all,
we have to make the most out of it and learn
to live life to the fullest.
Without trying to be offhanded and spooky,
does being so depressed at the outturn of
things ever change the resulting events? No
man can add a day to his destined years by
worrying but you can sure add a grey hair to
the hairs on your head.
One irony of life is that people do all they
could to look older while growing in order to
command respect, but after a certain stage in
life, these same people try their best possible
to look younger than their real ages.
There are a number of factors responsible for
making people. And subsequently, we would
be addressing them in the following list of
five factors:
1. Worrying
It may be true that one may not be able to
shake off the incessant thoughts about life
and its dealings, struggling to make ends
meet seems to be the predominant thoughts
for most people.
Doing this overtime makes most people
become worked up. In the process,
depression and other things may set in.
People who worry constantly tend to lose
their youthful look overtime and add a score
to their ages in the process.
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commit as a Nigerian
2. Strenuous work
While hard work may be linked to success, it
does not translate to success. Engaging in
strenuous work could make you look twenty
years older than your real age. This could be
proved by running into your old school mates
who probably pass for your mother now.
While being active may make one agile, there
is the tendency for one’s skin to lose its
elasticity in the process.
3. Poor nutrition
Certain kinds of foods promote youthful and
healthy look. Basically, you are what you eat.
What you eat reflects what your skin is going to look like. There is every tendency for you to look older than your real age due to poor nutrition. Eating foods that boost your immune system helps enhance your complexion.
4. Inadequate rest
Many people feel they could cheat nature by
going about their everyday work like robots.
Fatigue can drain the color off someone’s
face and could make a person look older. Not
only would inadequate rest make the face
dull, it would make bags grow under your
5. Relationship stress
Many women look older than their ages after
going through series of heartbreaks. In
marriages, some women lose their youthful
vibe because of the constant stress they go
through as a result of bad or broken

– The Peoples Elephants are through to CAF
Champions League group stage
– Enyimba escape 4 – 3 on penalties after
the tie ended 3 – 3 on aggregates
The sole Nigerian flag bearers at this
season’s Confederation of African Football
(CAF) Champions League Enyimba football
club are through to the group stage of the
Although the Nigerian league champions lost
the second leg 3 – 0 in far away Sousse, Enyimba defeated the North African team 4-3 penalties as the tie between the two
ended 3 – 3 on aggregates.
The Tunisians opened the score-sheet in the
43rd minute from a freekick to give the North
African team a life-line.
Etoile played with so much intensity from the
first blast of the whistle with Enyimba playing
with ‘ten defenders and one goal keeper’.
The hosts were rewarded with the second
goal in the 61st minute and then made the
score level fifteen minutes from time.
The Nigerians soaked all the pressure in the
titanic battle as the second leg ended 3 – 0
in Sousse in favour of Etoile du Sahel.
The game went straight into penalty
shootout. With both teams losing two of their
spot kicks respectively, the epic battle went
into sudden-death.
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The Nigerian team were however lucky as the
hosts lost a kick, with Enyimba making no
The feat means Enyimba are the first
Nigerian team since 2012 to reach the group
stage of the CAF champions league.

– The American forces locate the Chibok
girls abducted by the Boko Haram two years
– The US officials say that some of the
captives may be turned to the suicide
– They assured the relatives of that the
abducted Girls have not been abandoned
The American officials said that the joint
forces of the USA and African countries have
found the whereabouts of the clusters of the
Chibok schoolgirls abducted by the Boko
Haram sect two years ago.
However, the rescue operations have not
been carried out because of fears that any
succeeding battle with the insurgents would
put the hostages at risk, or provoke some
form of revenge against captives still being
held in other areas.
According to the officials, a combination of
local intelligence, intercepted communications
and drone footage had been used to find
groups of the girls this month.
15 of the Chibok girls shown in the recent
At the same time, they claimed that efforts to
free the girls have not been left. The officials
said that a key concern is the hundreds of
other women and girls who are also held by
Boko Haram, captives who are often raped,
forced into marriages with their abductors,
and sometimes killed.
The retired head of the United States military
Africa Command Gen. Carter F. Ham said:
“You’re not just looking for 200 girls. There
are many, many others who have been taken
hostage, and more thousands killed, and two
and a half million people displaced.”
The intelligence reports show that the girls
have been separated into smaller groups.
Gen. David M. Rodriguez, the head of the
military’s Africa Command, added that the
Chibok girls have been “moved to some very
isolated places .” He continued that locating
them is “not an exact science.”
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military officers deserve kudos for
extinguishing Boko Haram”
“So the challenge is, how do you find lots of
people held hostage in different places?
That’s really complex and it stretches the
capability of local forces,” General Ham
About 200 American drone operators worked
with local troops to collect intelligence on
Boko Haram and the location of its many
In the related development, there are reports
that the insurgents are increasingly using its
captives as suicide attackers.
Col. Badjeck Didier, a spokesperson for
Cameroon’s Defense Ministry, said recently
that he worried that some of the Chibok girls
may have become suicide bombers.
He said: “When we see the kamikaze
bombers, they have the same age — 14-15
years — as the Chibok girls. A recent video
released by Boko Haram that purported to
show proof of life of a number of the Chibok
girls — something the Nigerian government
had demanded as a condition of negotiations
— was a sign that the group wants to
The mothers of missing girls who identified
their daughters
“These women did not chose to become
suicide bombers, but after two years of
incarceration and bearing children of these
men, some of them had to buy in out of
personal survival ,” Sanderson said.
“I do think that Boko Haram has considered
using these girls to kill their rescuers. And
that would cause people to have spasms
over what that symbolism meant,” added
Tom M. Sanderson, director of the
transnational threats project at the Center for
Strategic and International Studies.
On her own part, Samantha Power, the United
States ambassador to the United Nations
said that the Special Operations forces sent
by President Obama were doing “surveillance,
intelligence and reconnaissance ” and would
continue their efforts to locate the Chibok
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“I want to assure the parents of the Chibok
girls and the parents of any children gone
missing that, indeed, the United States is in
this for the long haul, ” she said.
The video, obtained by CNN, showed 15
missing girls in robes identifying themselves.
It is believed to have been made on
December 25 last year during negotiations
between the government and parties claiming
to represent Boko Haram.
Two of the three women to whom the footage
was shown identified their daughters; a third
was upset that it did not show her daughter.
The abduction of the 276 girls caused the
global social media campaign
#BringBackOurGirls, involving US first lady
Michelle Obama.
Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the sect,
shortly after the kidnap said the girls had
converted to Islam and he threatened to
force them into marriage with his fighters or
sell them into slavery.

– Fuel shortage is expected to end by the
end of next week
– “We thank Nigerians for their unbelievable
level of patience.”
Ibe Kachikwu, the minister of petroleum
resources, has extended the time
for implementing the existing plans to end the
lingering fuel scarcity in the country.
Speaking on the sore point at the end of the
FEC meetig at the State House
on Wednesday, April 20, the minister has
promised that the queues will completely
disappear by the end of next week.
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Presidency reacts
Mr Kachikwu also blamed sabotage for being
the reason of the current situation and
thanked Nigerians for their patience.
He said: “The queues are as a result of
sabotage. Some people rather than sell
products send them into interlands where
they can sell at ridiculous prices and so you
are having this price distortions where people
are making a lot of money, some are internal
and some are external but a lot of it is
marketers trying to make quick returns on
their investments wrongly.
We have asked DPR to deploy officials to
ensure products are sold at the right because
is only through price stabilization that these
system queues will disappear. As at today we
are delivering about 1,200 trucks, by weekend
we should be delivering same number of
trucks, it will take a bit of days to even out
but you can see improvement already. I hope
by the end of next week with the refineries
helping us to stay on course, every part of
the country will get fuels.
READ ALSO: Electricity: Nationwide blackout
looms, find out why
We thank President, NNPC staff and
ministries who work night and day to enforce
discipline. We thank Nigerians for their
unbelievable level of patience, we are solving
problem we met on ground and trying to find
long term solution to it and urge Nigerians to
report sabotage, where people are selling
product on higher price because we all need
to work collectively to make this thing go for
Yesterday the Nigerian National Petroleum
Corporation(NNPC) has reported on 1 ,194
trucks of petrol are set to be distributed
It would be recalled that Nigerians listen
to promises to tackle the fuel crisis in the
country since March, however, despite
desperate attempts of the NNPC and other
institutions and ministries the situation is
unfortunately far from over.

– Eight states comprising of Bauchi, Cross
River, Ekiti, Kogi, Kwara, Niger, Osun and
Oyo have their single register database
which would be used by the federal
government for the targeted intervention
– The single register database is a
compilation of a nationwide single register
targeting the poor and vulnerable in the
society which was made available by World
– The Buhari administration plans to use the
single register to source for the beneficiaries
of its N5, 000 cash transfer scheme
Eight states are set for the targeted
intervention programmes of the federal
government after capturing their poor and
vulnerable on the government’s single
register database.
Premium Times, citing a report by the
Ministry of Finance, disclosed that states on
the federal government’s single register
database include: Bauchi, Cross River, Ekiti,
Kogi, Kwara, Niger, Osun and Oyo.
READ ALSO: Buhari meets with ministers
over 2016 budget (photos)
The data base is a compilation of a
nationwide single register targeting the poor
and vulnerable in the society which the World
Bank provided after paying $300 million grant
to YESSO to compile the data.
So far, the register has a total of 1,435
communities and 35,561 households made up
of 190,235 individuals from eight states
The indices which was used to determine the
poor and vulnerable include “unable to eat
properly’’, “always in tattered clothes’’,
“unable to send children to school’’ and “live
in poor housing units’’.
In gathering the data, the six poorest local
government areas in each state were
identified and once there, the poor and
vulnerable were identified through community
The Buhari administration plans to use the
single register to source for the beneficiaries
of its N5, 000 cash transfer scheme,
according to an official from the Ministry of
Finance, who spoke to Premium Times under
the condition of anonymity.
READ ALSO: APC spokesmen ask Yoruba
monarchs to pray for Fayose
“Social investment is a big deal for the
current administration, which is why it has
budgeted N500 billion for social welfare in the
2016 budget.
“Using the Single Register, it plans to reach
one million youths, poor and vulnerable; so,
getting the register right is very important.
“However, most states have not indicated
interest for the database to be compiled for
them, and since we are operating a federalist
government, their invitation in necessary, ” the
source said.
The source, however complained that the
process of process nationwide compilation of
the their poor and vulnerable in many states
was not to be free and fair due to influence
from political leaders.
“In this exercise, from the governor down to
the village chief, they have agenda. They
want to hand us a list and we are expected
to compute the names.
“On several occasions, a leader will not allow
us to carry out our research because he
wants to control the outcome.
“And, because we are determined to do the
right thing, the work has been very slow,” the
source said.
Recall that the issue of the N5000 stipend
promised to unemployed youths in the
country by President Buhari in the campaign
promises he made before the 2015
presidential election caused controversy after
the president said he would use a collation of
the funds to put up infrastructures and
empower them through agriculture than to
give out monies.
However, following the uproar that trailed the
president’s comments, the administration
made a provision for the payment of N5000
monthly stipend to 1 million unemployed
Nigerians in the 2016 budget.

– Some evidence against Bukola Saraki got
burnt, Michael Wetkas, an EFCC operative
told the Code of Conduct Tribunal
– During a cross examination, Wetkas said
he could not clarify some of the accounting
transactions because he did not have it
Michael Wetkas, an operative of the
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
(EFCC), on Wednesday, April 20, revealed that
some documents relating to the transactions
on the foreign bank accounts of the Senate
president got burnt.
He disclosed this at the Code of Conduct
Tribunal (CCT), while being cross examined
by Paul Usoro, one of the counsels to Bukola
Saraki, the Senate president.
Wetkas was asked to clarify some accounting
transactions but mentioned that he did not
have it.
He explained that the Guarantee Trust Bank
(GTB) issued an affidavit for those
documents showing that the transactions
Usoro asked that the affidavit be produced
but when Wetkas flipped through his
documents, he realised it was not there when
he said maybe it was part of the documents
that got burnt.
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case clashes with Saraki’s trial
“From your experience there should be
another document indicating that the funds
have been transferred,” said Usoro.
But the other member of the panel interrupted
and asked Usoro if the questions are relevant
which he replied that they were.
However, Wetkas replied that there was
indeed an affidavit but said he had not seen
the document.
He said: “Although the affidavit is not here
but the bank furnished us with an affidavit.
“Several telexes from American Express and
facts are here from the American Express
“All the transfers request made by the
investigating team to provide information
was an off shoot of the debit transaction that
were already consummated on that account
which showed that the bank carried out
“There is no doubt that the transaction was
actually carried out by American Express
It will be recalled that on Monday, April 18,
Wetkas claimed that Saraki bought a property
for N522m, which he failed to declare it at
the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).
READ ALSO : CCT rejects Saraki’s one week
adjournment application
He claimed the property was bought in the
name of Tiny Tee Limited from a Presidential
Implementation Committee on landed
property between 2006 and 2007.
He said the part payment was from GTB
account of Carlie Properties and Investment

– Eight states comprising of Bauchi, Cross
River, Ekiti, Kogi, Kwara, Niger, Osun and
Oyo have their single register database
which would be used by the federal
government for the targeted intervention
– The single register database is a
compilation of a nationwide single register
targeting the poor and vulnerable in the
society which was made available by World
– The Buhari administration plans to use the
single register to source for the beneficiaries
of its N5, 000 cash transfer scheme
Eight states are set for the targeted
intervention programmes of the federal
government after capturing their poor and
vulnerable on the government’s single
register database.
Premium Times, citing a report by the
Ministry of Finance, disclosed that states on
the federal government’s single register
database include: Bauchi, Cross River, Ekiti,
Kogi, Kwara, Niger, Osun and Oyo.
READ ALSO: Buhari meets with ministers
over 2016 budget (photos)
The data base is a compilation of a
nationwide single register targeting the poor
and vulnerable in the society which the World
Bank provided after paying $300 million grant
to YESSO to compile the data.
So far, the register has a total of 1,435
communities and 35,561 households made up
of 190,235 individuals from eight states
The indices which was used to determine the
poor and vulnerable include “unable to eat
properly’’, “always in tattered clothes’’,
“unable to send children to school’’ and “live
in poor housing units’’.
In gathering the data, the six poorest local
government areas in each state were
identified and once there, the poor and
vulnerable were identified through community
The Buhari administration plans to use the
single register to source for the beneficiaries
of its N5, 000 cash transfer scheme,
according to an official from the Ministry of
Finance, who spoke to Premium Times under
the condition of anonymity.
READ ALSO: APC spokesmen ask Yoruba
monarchs to pray for Fayose
“Social investment is a big deal for the
current administration, which is why it has
budgeted N500 billion for social welfare in the
2016 budget.
“Using the Single Register, it plans to reach
one million youths, poor and vulnerable; so,
getting the register right is very important.
“However, most states have not indicated
interest for the database to be compiled for
them, and since we are operating a federalist
government, their invitation in necessary, ” the
source said.
The source, however complained that the
process of process nationwide compilation of
the their poor and vulnerable in many states
was not to be free and fair due to influence
from political leaders.
“In this exercise, from the governor down to
the village chief, they have agenda. They
want to hand us a list and we are expected
to compute the names.
“On several occasions, a leader will not allow
us to carry out our research because he
wants to control the outcome.
“And, because we are determined to do the
right thing, the work has been very slow,” the
source said.
Recall that the issue of the N5000 stipend
promised to unemployed youths in the
country by President Buhari in the campaign
promises he made before the 2015
presidential election caused controversy after
the president said he would use a collation of
the funds to put up infrastructures and
empower them through agriculture than to
give out monies.
However, following the uproar that trailed the
president’s comments, the administration
made a provision for the payment of N5000
monthly stipend to 1 million unemployed
Nigerians in the 2016 budget.

President Muhammadu Buhari won the
March 28 presidential election defeating the
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which held
power for 16 years since Nigeria returned to
Former president, Goodluck Jonathan handed
over power to him on May 29.
Before he was elected as president, he made
a lot of promises to Nigerians. His party, the
All Progressives Congress (APC) promised
the people ‘change’.
Nigerians who were already tired of the PDP-
led administration decided to try this change
and it appears some are already regretting
their decision.
It’s close to 11 months since Buhari was
sworn in as president and Nigerians are yet
to feel the change. It’s been one challenge
after the other, from painful fuel scarcity, to
poor power supply, to a fall in the value of
the naira.
Some are of the opinion that it is still too
early to judge the president, saying the
people should exercise patience as the
hardship will soon be over.
While we patiently wait for the APC–led
government to take Nigeria to the Promised
Land, here are 6 areas President Buhari has
failed Nigerians.
1. Power supply: Nigerians have been
groaning over epileptic power supply which
has crippled many businesses. While
campaigning for the presidential election last
year, the APC on which ticket Buhari
contested, promised to expand electricity
generation and distribution to 40,000 MW.
Igerians are still waiting for this to become a
2. Economic crisis/Naira : The value of the
naira has continued to dwindle. Today, it’s
going up and the next day it’s dropping. As
at Monday, April 18, it was trading between
N317 and N320 for a dollar. During the
campaign period, Buhari was reported to
have said he would make the naira equal to
the dollar but he has since denied making
any such promise.
3. Budget : This is not the first time Nigeria is
passing a budget but this particular budget
has been the most controversial and it is
taking too long to get the passed into law.
Its four months into the year and the
president is yet to assent the controversial
2016 budget which has been declared
missing, full of errors and padding, rejected
by the National Assembly and other
4. Fuel scarcity : There seems to be no end in
sight to the lingering fuel scarcity. When
Nigerians think the scarcity is over, it rears
its ugly head once again. You can’t just drive
freely into any petrol station and buy fuel, you
would have to queue for at least 30 minutes.
Some motorists buy fuel for between N150
and N300 per litre as against the N86 per
litre fixed by the government.
5. Security challenges: While Buhari focuses
on curbing Boko Haram insurgency, he
continues to keep mute on the wanton
killings by Fulani herdsmen terrorising
farming communities across Nigeria. Fulani
herdsmen are causing havoc and nothing is
being done.
6. Unemployment : Buhari promised the
creation of 1 million new jobs annually during
2015 election campaigns. While Nigerians
wait for Buhari to fulfill this promise, some
who have jobs are being fired on a daily
basis as some companies laying off staff due
to the harsh economy. People that used to
be employed have now joined the teeming
population of unemployed persons.
The president is obviously taking his time to
put things in place. We hope the promises
don’t take too long in manifesting as
Nigerians are already tired of promises and
now want action.

Application forms are irritating. They ask
difficult questions, some of which you may
consider impertinent, others just silly. Why
do employers use them?
While most employers still rely on CVs,
large organisations that receive huge
numbers of job applications generally
prefer to use their own application form.
By using these forms they get answers to
the questions they want answered not just
the information you decide to give. They
can also more easily compare one
application with another, which is much
more difficult with CVs.
are 5
of the
Thoroughly read job descriptions. Most
recruiters will tell you a big pet peeve is
hearing from job seekers who apply even if
they aren’t qualified for the job. Take the
time to understand exactly what the
company expects from applicants for jobs
that interest you; do not ignore the
detailed description of what the job entails.
“ATS technologies can filter candidates by
those whose responses dovetail best with
specific job descriptions. For the best
response rates, make sure your content
and experience match up accordingly,” Day
2. Create an original cover letter. If the
company asks for a cover letter , be sure to
include one. Make sure to write one
specific to your accomplishments and
skills and one that addresses the job
description properly. Go a step further and
mention how you will use that knowledge
and those skills on the job. Avoid sending
out a generic, run-of-the-mill cover letter.
“Despite the cover letter being digital, it’s
often the first thing recruiters read when
viewing candidate profiles—even ahead of
the resume,” Day explains. “Use the cover
letter as an opportunity to showcase your
personality, qualifications, and desire for
the job.”
3. Identify key words and tailor your
resume. Take your time and look over your
resume. Find the key words in the job
description and make sure you indicate
how your accomplishments address those
requirements. Be sure to customize your
resume and/or cover letter slightly to each
specific job.
4. Make sure your responses are on target
and error free. “With paper applications,
poorly written submissions can be tossed
in the ‘circular file,’ never to be seen
again,” Day says. “But with digital
applications, error-laden content lives on
at that company, potentially hurting your
chances for a relationship with the
employer in the future as well.” This is a
scary thought, but one that should
motivate you to triple-check your content
for spelling, content, and grammar.
Additionally, Day suggests you make sure
all of your information is completely
spelled out—in other words, avoid
abbreviations. In many cases,
abbreviations that may be understood
readily by the hiring managers are not
familiar to the first-line recruiters.
5. Clean up your public social media
profile. A technology-savvy hiring
company is more likely to take an active
interest in your social media profile
postings. Make sure you don’t have public
images or content that would distract, or
worse yet, deter hiring managers or
recruiters from wanting to hire you. Don’t
provide red flags for recruiters and hiring
managers. “If used properly, social media
can help you connect with potential
employers—just make sure your online
data is working for you, not against you,”
Day concludes.

This is to inform 2015/2016 admitted
candidates of Obafemi Awolowo University,
Ile-Ife that they are to;
1. Accept their various admissions by
paying thier acceptance fee of #20,000
before interacting with their pages on the
E-portal .
2.The facility to download RRR for acceptance
fee payment on eportal.oauife.edu.ng
would be ready by Wednesday, 20th of
April 2016.
3. Download the RRR on the E-portal only
( eportal.oauife.edu.ng )
4. Visit banks that accept payment into
REMITAL to make your payment there
after return to eportal.oauife.edu.ng click on
“undergraduate login”. Enter your JAMB
Registration number as the username and
your surname as the password to continue
with your registration.

– Dance artists Michael Obi and Michael
Igbelagbo speak on their journeys to
greatness as stage performers in Nigeria
– Igbelagbo and his group have performed
for some of Nigeria’s biggest stars and he
says it’s all about God’s blessings
– For Obi, it’s been a thrilling experience as
he’s had to rely on ideas from the late
American pop icon Michael Jackson
Creativity is a gift and can earn many an
individual several accolades as well as
financial rewards.
Channels TV recently caught up with a dance
group led by Michael Obi and the young man
revealed how far he’s managed to thrive
based on dancing.
And what’s funny about this case is that
Michael mimics dance moves from late pop
legend Michael Jackson to thrill his audience
and he has grown over the years into almost
a household name.
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‘stealing’ from late American billionaire
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He said: “I’m a big fan of MJ really, from my
tender age. It started as a hobby, as one of
his number one fans and all of a sudden
started developing his skills and with
constant practice I just found myself doing it.
“When I put on that [MJ] costume and we
are about to go on stage, I’m always
nervous, because I’d be like ‘can I really do
this?’ ‘I hope I don’t flop, I hope the audience
don’t boo me out but when I step on stage I
get overwhelmed, there is this confidence I
gain in myself that ‘you know what, I can do
this, let’s just entertain the crowd, lemme
just relate with them’ and all of a sudden I
just find myself doing it.
“When you make a mistake on stage, you
take advantage of it. That’s what promotes
the professionalism in you, that’s what
promotes the originality in you. So whenever I
lose my steps, whenever I fall out of my
routines or choreography, I just try my
possible best to bring off using something
different to make it look as if it’s all
choreographed [with] the routine.”
Michael Obi is a Graphics Arts student of the
Yaba College of Technology and he manages
to juggle his academics with his growing
dance career. He added that he is a regular
guy who has gotten nothing but
encouragement from his lecturers and
colleagues in school.
The entertainer stated that dancing has
helped pay his tuition, clothe him and provide
for his other needs as a student.
If this wasn’t entertainment, Michael Obi
would probably be under fire for ‘stealing’
another man’s creative ideas and passing
them off as his in that he is an absolute
Michael Jackson replica.
But with the mention of creativity comes the
reminder that nothing is new under the sun.
In addition, the young Nigerian’s innovations
and modifications here and there allow him
enjoy a sizable fan base and following in
Ideas are not outrightly quantifiable, they can
only be rewarded that’s why inventors can
never get enough for their creations.
According to a 2015 report from Realty
Today, the late American pop icon who was
worth $600 million blew up to $2 billion in
total estimate of his estate just six years
after his death.
In March 2016, Gobankingrates.com reported
the deal which saw Sony purchase half of the
late pop icon’s Sony/ATV Music catalog with
a whooping $750 million.
These show that creations will always
continue to yield returns as long as they are
well managed.
Channels TV also spoke to Michael Igbelabo
another popular dance artiste who has
featured in music videos for A-list artistes in
Nigeria as he shared his perspective with
Channels TV on making a living off dancing in
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broken love affair, women and music
According to Igbelabo: “God has blessed
most of us with the gift to dance, we had it
as a hobby and from there we started to
work more on it and then from there we
decided to work more on it and then we
started making money from it. For those that
have the ability, we teach.
“It’s not easy, it takes days and weeks of
rehearsals to come up on stage and it’s not
easy to wow the crowd.”