Tuesday, 30 April 2013


DURATION OF INITIAL CONTRACT: Initial duration period of one year


Essential  First university degree in public health and /or planning, development economics or business/public administration. Desirable:  Advanced university degree in one of the above fields.

Essential:  A minimum of four to five years’ experience in development, planning, programming and monitoring and implementation of technical cooperation programmes in governmental or international institutions.
Desirable:  Experience with international donors, non-governmental development organizations and/or the UN system

Essential: Excellent knowledge of English.
Desirable: Good working knowledge of another UN official language an asset

UN is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. 

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

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DUE DATE: 14-May-13 


I'm reminded of what an older friend said to a few of us recently. Not exactly in his own words, he said there isn't an absolute finish line for everyone in life. Our tracks are different, our lanes are different and our durations- different. The only thing we have in common is the same judge. For example one person graduates at age 20 and struggles for the next five years to get a job. Another graduates at age 25 and gets a job immediately. One marries a virgin and spends the next decade waiting for the blessings of children. 

Another, probably after having series of abortions in the past, becomes a mum almost immediately after marriage. One becomes an MD at 30, another becomes MD at 52. Life is full of twists and turns, ups and downs plus many surprises and offers each one of us different opportunities. It is up to each of us to patiently prepare and wait for that opportunity. We learn on the way- no one knows it all or has it better. The devil always tries to tell us that lie over and over but that's just it- a lie. 

There is a reason why we all don't fall at the same time. Its so that when one is down, weak and discouraged, the other, who is strong, can encourage and uplift him. God never promised that the road would be easy but promised never to leave or forsake us. There's no competition in life so let's learn to go easy on ourselves and trust that God is working it all for good (even if it doesn't make sense at the time). The bible assures us that there is a time for everything but most importantly that "it came to pass". Whatever trials, challenge or downtime, this too shall pass and in due course, you'll be up and strong again to lift up those who maybe down around you" . It is well with us all, Amen! Lots of things in life are by choice and not by force. Let's try to have an amazing life

Police Arrest Cow Over Murder

There are some stories you hear and you can’t help but either laugh or pounder on it. Well this is one, the police at Sango Ota, Ogun State, have arrested a cow following the killing of a 24-year old man identified as Azeez Salako at Ilata area of Ota, a suburb of Ogun State.

 P.M.NEWS gathered that youths in Ilata Ota were planning to hold a carnival on Saturday 27 April, 2013 and there was an argument between some of the youths which led to a fight and one of the boys identified as Dayo broke a bottle which he used to stab Salako in the neck and he bled to death.

When the police arrived at the scene of the fracas everyone had fled leaving behind the cow bought for slaughter during the carnival and the police arrested the cow and took it to the station where it is currently being detained.

When P.M.NEWS visited Sango Area Command where the incident was reported, both the Area Commander ACP Titi Kayode and the DivisionalPolice Officer (DPO) in charge of Sango Division CSP Dibie were not available for comment. However, a source at the station who confirmed the incident on condition of anonymity said the suspected killer is on the run as no arrest has been made.
“Both the Area Commander and the DPO are not around now. We are still investigating the matter as no arrest has been made. The person who was alleged to have stabbed the deceased is on the run. It is only the cow the youths wanted to use for the carnival that was brought from the scene,” said the source.
NAIJA WE HAIL OOOOOO................


LOCATION: Onne, Rivers state

Tenaris Global Trainee Program is a combination of classroom training, e-learning courses and practical on-the-job experience lasting 2 years. During this period the person will be involved into an Induction Camp in our HQ in Argentina that brings together the latest intake of Global Trainee. These four weeks are a great opportunity for networking, learning about the company’s fundamentals and how to work as a team. Back from the camp, the rest of the program is structured around the following main pillars: on-the-job experience, training packs, performance and follow-up with work experience both in local offices and headquarters. We’re currently looking for two fresh graduates for our branch located in Onne.

The ideal candidate must be recently graduated in engineering (Mechanical, Mechatronics, Chemical, Oil&Gas, Supply Chain)
Fluent in English. 
Previous experience: less than 2 years


DUE DATE: 7th May, 2013 

Jason Collins ex-girlfriend of 8 years had no idea he was gay

Although Jason Collins has been getting lots of support from other celebrities, one facts is still so surprising which is his relationship with women. It’s honestly so painful for you to date a guy for 8yeahrs and not even have a clue that he is fucking gay. But seriously how will you be in that kind of relationship and not know that your man loves other men? Well, it's very possible. That's exactly what happened to Carolyn, a '6''6' female basketball star whom he dated for eight years and even proposed to her.

In 2009, a few months to their wedding, Jason called it off and ended things with her. Carolyn told TMZ today that she never once suspected that Jason was gay while they were dating and only found out this past weekend when he revealed everything to her before coming out to the world and also told her his homosexuality was the real reason he ended things with her in 2009. Carolyn told TMZ:

"It's very emotional for me as a woman to have invested 8 years in my dream to have a husband, soul mate, and best friend in him. So this is all hard to understand."
"I care about Jason tremendously and only want the best for him. I want Jason to be happy for a lifetime and stay true to who he really is, inside and out."

He should have just told her the truth than making her waste 8 years of her life!!!

Quo Magnis Limited recruits for Customer Relations Manager

A leading operator in hospitality and airline industry with over 1000 staff (permanent & contract) and is heavily invested in providing world class services to its clients both domestically and internationally needs the right candidate to perform the following:


  • Formulate and implement customer service policies and procedures; recommend improvements in service procedures
  • Establish and implement strategies for improvement of customer service, productivity and profitability
  • Develop and implement customer service policies and procedures
  • Ensure the consistent achievement of customer service levels and standards
  • plan, prioritize and delegate work tasks to ensure proper functioning of the department review customer complaints, track customer complaint resolution, handle complex and customer service issues
  • Conduct customer satisfaction surveys.
  • Analyse customer service related information and evaluate the results to choose the best resolutions and alternatives to customer service challenges, and to identify opportunities to improve customer service
  • B.Sc./HND in job in a relevant field from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of 7 -10 years of full-time experience in the role
  • Minimum of 5 year working years experience at managerial level
Interested candidates should forward their resumes to: recruitment@quomagnis.com

DUE DATE: 08 May, 2013

PZ Cussons Recruits for Expport sales Manager


All Business Units – All States
  • Ensure clear company processes are in place.
  • Identify and appoint official country distributors in African markets and provide appropriate information for setting up new customers accounts in MFG in line with agreed distributor’s expectations.
  • Agree export prices / payment modalities / trading terms with customers in line with procedure.
  • Collect orders from customers and ensure product availability in site 18 on agreed time.
  • Establish proven customer payment from bank and prepare a proforma invoice of the order.
  • Arrange for registration of trademarks of products and all other documents in export countries.
  • Clarify any special requirements from customers and relate back to PZ. 
  • Forward the proforma invoice to the export logistics department for loading / stuffing arrangement.
  • Follow up on customer order shipment until delivery for effective customer service.
  • Ensure good customer relationship management / regular status update.
  • Ensure alignment with S&OP and inclusion of export orders in the monthly forecast.
  • Arrange samples and send to customers for test marketing
  • The successful candidate is required to possess:
  • B.Sc. Purchasing and Supply or Social Sciences; MBA will be an advantage.
  • 5 – 9 years working experience in a similar role.
  • Computer expertise especially in MS Word, MS Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Membership of Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) Chartered.
  • Good knowledge of ports operations and the Nigerian freight system.
  • Good working relationship with NEPC, NACCIMA, MANEG.
  • Good knowledge of inventory management, planning and organising skills.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Fluency In French Language COMPULSORY.
  • CAN DO attitude, exhibiting our core values – COURAGE, ACCOUNTABILITY, NETWORKING, DRIVE, ONENESS.
Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.
DUE DATE: 10 May 2013

PHOTOS:“Hunger Games” Actor Dayo Okeniyi & Ghanian Actress Nadia Buari Cover Complete Fashion Magazine


This cover is just OK, nothing absolutely fantastic................................

Credits for Nadia Buari’s Shoot
Hair: Ugo Igbokwe of Make Me Hair Salon
Make-up: MaryJane for Zaron
Styling: The Complete Fashion Magazine team
Photography: Moussa Moussa

Credits for Dayo Okeniyi’s Shoot
Stylist: Kanayo Ebi
Photography: Moussa Moussa


It’s official and I can’t wait to hear their new album cos Wizkid and Empire Mates Entertainment (EME) are back together this took effect after a renegotiation of contracts,
Wizkid has been seen with label mates, Shaydee and DJ Xclusive in Benin Republic where they all performed at a show early this month and then Banky W had been called on stage by Wizkid at a recently held Five Star Music Festival event put together by another Pop singer KCEE.
Wizkid will however go on with his Star Boy label as he has announced the signing of two different production units – UK based Nigerian Maleek Berry and Lagos based duo Legendury Beatz.

EFCC Arrests Ifeanyi Ubah over N43b subsidy scam

EFCC Arrests Ifeanyi Ubah over N43b subsidy scam

I honestly don’t understand why EFCC cannot simply leave Ifeanyi Ubah alone, we all know the truth. According to Vanguard, the  Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Tuesday, arrested the Managing Director of Capital Oil and Gas Industries Limited, Mr. Ifeanyi Ubah, for allegedly defrauding the Federal Government of over N43 billion under the fuel subsidy fund.
He was later released on administrative bail. Ubah, who spoke with Vanguard on telephone, denied the incident, saying that his detractors cooked up the story to tarnish his hard-earned reputation. A security source told Vanguard that Ubah was picked up from his Maitama mansion in Abuja and taken to EFCC’s head office, where he made a written statement before being released on bail later in the evening.

Can this be love; Rihanna buys N170million limited edition Merceds Benz for Chris Brown

I honestly don't know if this is love or if the babe is just being crazy. Right now all I can remember is when Chris Brown beat the crap out of her, cos of a reason we can’t understand. Well what’s my business; Rihanna just bought Chris a N170 Million Mercedes Benz SLR Stirling Moss, one of just 75 in the world.

Rihanna is also reportedly having the interior customized with the initials of Brown, a man who once beat the crap out of her. The gift is a surprise for Brown, because Rihanna wants to show him that she wants to be with him.

She will not be able to give Brown, who once beat the crap out of her, the gift in person, since she has a concert the night of his birthday.


31 year old man sentenced to 45 years imprisonment


On my way to work this morning, I was listening to Rhythm 93.7 where Toke Makinwa and Naya were discussing a very serious issue that had not only to do with morality, our nation, and injustice but also on corruption. The issue was all about the 31 year man who was sentenced to 45years imprisonment for stealing a N50,000 Sony Ericsson phone belonging to Governor Rauf Aregbesola,  by an Osogbo High Court.

Ighodalo stole the phone from the pocket of Aregbesola on November 27, 2010, when the governor was being inaugurated at Government Technical College, Osogbo. Justice Oyejide Falola, who heard the case, found Ighodalo guilty on six counts, which included conspiracy, stealing and fraud.
He was sentenced to 10-year imprisonment for the first three counts and five years for each of the last three which included impersonation, obtaining property by falsehood and collusion.

Falola, who ruled that Ighodalo deserved the jail term, held that the convict used the phone to obtain N500, 000 from the Owa of Ilesa, Oba Adekunle Aromolaran, while he obtained N200, 000 from Mr Shengen Rahman, an associate of the governor.
The jail term, which Falola pronounced will run concurrently, means that Ighodalo will spend the next 10 years behind bars.
Assistant principal state counsel, Mr Biodun Badiora, told the court that the convict had served six-year imprisonment in Ikoyi prison custody in connection with a murder case in 2005.

Counsel to Ighodalo, Mr. Ameachi Ngwu, prayed the court to commit him to community service, stressing that the convict should not be incarcerated but rather be placed where people could see him as a convict.
From a moral point of view do you think he deserves the charge?

Photo Credit: Punch

NBA Player Jason Collins Comes Out Gay and already has supporters

NBA Player Jason Collins has finally come out to declare he is gay. Just because  in professional North American team sports doesn't mean he's standing alone. Within hours of the NBA vet's historic announcement, famous faces from the White House to Hollywood (and seemingly everywhere in between) began declaring their support for his bold move.
As Chris Culliyer’s anti-gay remark earlier this year reminded us, homophobia still runs rampant in professional sports -- an arena that has been resistant to accepting gay players among its ranks.
Celebrities took to Twitter to sound off and cheer on Collins, and while many of his supporters feel a personal tie with him because they are gay themselves, there are others who simply admire his courage. Their reasons for voicing support varies, but one underlying message remains the same: This is a moment to be celebrated.
See twitter post after the cut

According to Guardian, the University of Abuja chapter of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) started a two-week warning strike on Monday over the failure of government to implement a visitation panel report. Dr Clement Chup, the Chairman, University of Abuja branch of ASUU, who disclose this at a press conference, said Federal Government’s delay in implementing the white paper was not in the interest of the university.
He said the union’s resolution to embark on a two-week warning strike followed government’s failure to listen to the university’s longstanding complaints over governance crisis at institution. The implementation of the report would no doubt commence the needed cleansing and rebuilding that would bring lasting solution to the crisis in the university.
“In view of the deliberate delay of Government to commence implementation of the Dr T. C. Osanakpo Report, eight months after submission, ASUU, University of Abuja chapter, has no option but to embark on a two-week warning strike.
“The Special Visitation Panel has carefully and painfully after eight weeks of work come up with a report that left no one in doubt of the near collapse of the system.
“We understand that a staggering amount of almost N400million of tax payers’ money was expended on the panel and that the panel submitted its report to government on Sept. 21, 2012,” he said.
In his reaction, Dr Mohammed Damagum, the Chairman, ASUU Integrity Group, University of Abuja, condemned the warning strike, saying members of his group should ignore the action. He said the call for the strike was unscrupulous, unpatriotic, maliciously calculated and ill-conceived to destabilise the hard-earned peace in the university.
At the tail end, it’s the students that are suffering. The effect is mostly seen when they have graduated.

Monday, 29 April 2013

Various Job vacancies at Stag Engineering Nigeria Limited for Engineers and Technicians

Stag Engineering Nigeria Limited is a leading wholly Nigerian owned engineering firm in Nigeria. The company has over 40 years’ experience in providing expert engineering services and mercantile power to 
discerning clients in Nigeria and West Africa. At present it delivers over 1,000MW of mercantile power to these clients.

Stag Engineering Nigeria Limited is recruiting to fill the following vacant position of: 
Job Position:   Diesel Mechanic
  • City & Guild final or Trade Test certificate Grade 1 with 10-15 years experience
Job Position:   Electrical/Installation Technician
  • OND, City & Guild or Trade Test Certificate with 10 years practical experience
Job Position:  R A Technician
  • City & Guild or Good Trade Test Grade 1 with 5 years Industrial experience
Job Position:  Marine Engineers 
  • BSc/HND Mechanical/Electrical engineers with 10 years practical experience (Expatriate or Nigerian can apply for the post)
Job Position:   Motor Driver 
  • WASC with 10 years working experience
Job Position:  Service Manager 
  • BSc/HND Mechanical/Electrical engineers with 10 years industrial experience
  • Must be computer literate, (Expatriate or Nigerian can apply for the post)
Job Position:   Plant Engineers
  • City & Guild Full Technology/HND Mechanical/Electrical engineers with 7 years industrial experience
Job Position:  Welder /Machinist 
  • City & Guild or Good Trade Test Grade 1 with 10 years experience
Job Position:  Confidential Secretary
  • Bsc/HND. Pitman/RSA with Credit in English
  • Must be computer literate. French degree is an added advantage.
Job Position:   Service Engineers: 
  • BSc/HND Power Electrical/Mechanical engineers with 5 years experience in the industry

Interested candidates should send their C.V together with photocopies of credential should be forwarded to:

The Admin Manager
P.O. Box 353, Surulere, Lagos

Or E-mail: vi@stagengineering.com

Application Deadline 9th May, 2013 

Finance Manager, Marketing, Secretary and Driving Jobs in Lagos

A reputable company whose head office locations is at Amuwo Odofin, Involved in the sale of electronic products requires the services of the vacant positions;
Job Title: Finance Manager
Location: Lagos
  • Minimum of B.Sc/HND in accounting
  • Chartered/cost management accountant
  • Sound knowledge of financial and management accounting concepts and previous experience of working with ERP systems is desirable
  • Minimum of 5 years working experience as Head of Accounts.
  • Proficiency in excel 
  • Good oral English and written communication
Key Responsibilities: 
  • Preparation of periodic financial reports
  • Implementing effective internal financial controls to mitigate financial and operational risks
  • Ensure that there is a strong control environment over costs, working capital levels and protection of company assets
  • Analyse business performance and provide recommendations for profit maximization and improvement in asset utilization.

Job Title: Marketing Executives
  • Minimum of B.Sc/HND in marketing or other related courses
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Ability to implement strategies by using or adopting tactics
  • Minimum of 5 years post graduation and NYSC working experience
  • Not more than 35 years old. 
Key Responsibilities: 
  • The role has a strong marketing focus with the flexibility to adopt techniques into the market mix in developing business plans.
  • Undertake extensive market research, produce market plan, execute approved plans and creatively manage media and internal/external publication.

Job Title: Secretary
Location: Lagos
  • Minimum of BSc/HND in humanities/secretarial studies with 3-5 years working experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Computer literate, proficient in the use of Microsoft office packages
  • Pleasant personality and approachable mannerisms
  • Ability to use IBM typewriter when occasion demands
  • Not more than 33 years old.
Key Responsibilities: 
  • Planning/Managing and attending to MD’s official correspondences
  • Efficient file management
  • Front desk and effectively coordinate/conduct business visitors
  • Screening to control disruption to office work flow. 

Job Title: Drivers
  • Minimum of SSCE/OND
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reside in Lagos
  • Ability to communicate fluently in English
  • Avery good knowledge of Lagos roads
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision
Key Responsibilities: 
  • To carry out collection and distribution of personal or official items
  • Responsible for the cars up keeping
  • Responsible for attending to all legislative/documentation (e.g) renewal of road tax etc
  • Work with strict compliance to all traffic and company’s rules and regulations
  • Perform any other job/function that may be assigned to him by the management. 

Method of Application 
Interested and qualified person should submit application to the: 

Managing Partner 
Charles Nwogu & Co. (Chartered Accountants)
98, Broad Street, Lagos
E-mail: charlesnwogu19@gmail.com

Application Closing Date  9th May, 2013