Sunday, September 21, 2014

JOBS: Corporate Communications Officer at National Pension Commission (PenCom)

Michael Stevens Consulting - Our client, an extra-ministerial department set-up to oversee the management of pensions for "pensioners not transiting to the Defined Contributory Scheme" has recently received the mandate to carry out its functions as stipulated by the Pension Reform Act (PRA) 2004.

The Organisation now seeks to recruit self driven, experienced and motivated individuals to fill selected positions. The client seeks to fill the vacant position of:

•Job Title: Corporate Communications Officer

•Ref No: DG CCO
Location: Lagos

•Job Description
This role is primarily responsible for promoting the Organisation's corporate image and managing the interface with media and the general public.
The Job Holder would report to the Head, Corporate Communication.
Duties & Responsibilities
Manage the various aspects of the Organisation's media relations strategy, including handling of media queries, interviews and press conferences.
Implement effective media / public relations and crisis management systems and processes.
Ensure strict adherence to defined policies and procedures governing both internal and external information dissemination.
Liaise with media and public relations agencies.
Handle the planning, organizing and convening of public relations and corporate events.
Ensure timely and prompt implementation of the internal communication plan.

•Job Requirements
A Bachelor's degree in Mass Communication, Journalism or any relevant discipline.
A post graduate / relevant professional qualification will be an added advantage.
A minimum of 8 years work experience of which at least 2 years in a related function.

•Key Competency Requirements
A good appreciation of strategies and key concepts in communication management.
A good understanding of the Nigerian public sector.

•Application Closing Date
Extended  to 17th October, 2014.

•Method of Application
Qualified and Interested persons should send Applications to: hr@michaelstevens.com.ng or msjobz@gmail.com stating how their skills, knowledge and experience make them suitable, and addressing the person specifications highlighted above. The suitability statement should not exceed a page and must appear on the first page of the CV, which must be saved in Microsoft Word and as applicant's full name. The subject of the mail should be the job position and code being applied for. 

Saturday, September 20, 2014

NEW VIDEO: Slim Ice ft Di'ja - YaroShirobo

Few Weeks after Don Jazzy released the beat of Yaro by Di'ja to the public, Slim Ice instantly jumped on in as he plays lyrically with the beat this time. The song is quite funny and catchy as the video shows awesome dances.Video was by Dazedfaze Pictures.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

I’m eager to return to battlefield, says Obasanjo’s son

Boko Haram insurgents   near Michika in Adamawa State   has   expressed eagerness to return to the battle front.

Adeboye, who is recuperating at a government medical facility in Yola, spoke with a former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar and the Director General of the National Orientation Agency,   Mike Omeri.

Abubakar   visited the injured soldier while Omeri spoke with him on the telephone.

A source in the hospital told one of our correspondents that the former vice-president, who recently mended fences with Obasanjo, was glad to find Adeboye in high spirit.

The source quoted Abubakar as having told the officer   that he was impressed to see him display the type of courage his father (Obasanjo) was known for.

"He even marched before me even as he was recovering from gunshots," the source quoted the ex-vice president as saying.

Abubakar was said to have wished   Adeboye speedy recovery from the injuries he sustained from gunshots in an operation to flush out   insurgents from Michika. About 25 soldiers were killed in the battle.

Also, Omeri told journalists at a news conference in Abuja that Adeboye was in high spirits when he spoke with him on the telephone on Tuesday.

The NOA boss, who coordinates the National Information Centre, said, "I spoke with the son of Gen. Obasanjo's son   that was involved in the incident of yesterday(Monday). He is in very high spirits and he is assuring Nigerians that what is on his mind now is to get well and go back to defend his fatherland.

"That was what he told me today(Tuesday). And this is the kind of patriotism and the spirit that   even those of us who are not on the line of battle should exhibit. We should continuously support members of the armed forces and support them in prayers."

Omeri also cautioned Nigerians against buying used phones and Subscriber Identity Module cards as they could have been used by insurgents.

He said, "The NIC wishes to call on Nigerians to desist from purchasing used GSM phones and pre-registered SIM cards from unknown sources.

"Such phones and SIM cards might have been used for terrorist and other untoward activities. This caution has become necessary to save members of the public the embarrassment of being apprehended for criminal activities committed with phones and SIM cards found in their possession.

"Accordingly, members of the public are strongly advised to report cases of stolen phones and SIM cards to the police, while refraining from purchasing second-hand phones/SIM cards from unknown sources."

Omeri also spoke on a recent regional ministerial meeting convened to explore ways of achieving international cooperation in tackling   insurgency in the North-East.

The meeting which was held in Abuja on September 3 under the chairmanship of Nigeria was attended by representatives of Cameroun, France, United Kingdom, United States, Canada, China, Benin, Chad, Niger, the European Union, and the Economic Community of West African States.

Omeri said, "The meeting underscored the need to effectively address the sources of funding and supply of weapons to Boko Haram and called for greater international co-operation in tracking all forms of illegal transfer of arms and ammunition.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Jonathan eats humble pie, woos Obasanjo to help tackle Boko Haram insurgency

President Goodluck Jonathan has reached out to former President Olusegun Obasanjo for ideas as the deadly Boko Haram insurgency ravaging the North-East region of the country spirals out of control, with the terrorists capturing Gwoza, a Nigerian territory, and declaring it an Islamic caliphate.
The development suggests a rethink by the Jonathan administration which had all along disregarded Mr. Obasanjo's proposal to commence talks with the extremist Boko Haram sect through an informal channel.
Both leaders, PREMIUM TIMES learnt, met in Abuja Wednesday at the instance of President Jonathan and had extensive discussion on how to tackle the insurgency.
In fact, ostensibly desperate for solution to the problem, Mr. Jonathan offered to fly to Abeokuta to meet with Mr. Obasanjo.
The former President however offered to travel to Abuja to meet Mr. Jonathan out of respect for the office of the president.
Mr. Obasanjo confirmed the meeting on arrival back to his base in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
"Yes, I can confirm that I met with Mr. President on his invitation," he told journalists. "In fact, he had wanted to come down to Abeokuta, but as a sign of respect to the Office of the President, I had to go. We had discussion
on the country's security issues and that is all."
The former President appreciated the invitation of Mr. Jonathan and assured the administration that, in the interest of peace and progress of the country, he would continue to make himself available whenever solutions are being sought for knotty national issues.
Details of the discussions between the two leaders are unclear.
It is also not clear whether Mr. Jonathan has now given the former President the nod to explore talks with the Boko Haram contacts he has identified.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati, as well as the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Public Affairs, did not answer or return calls.
Mr. Obasanjo has for years advocated the use of force alongside peaceful negotiation as a panacea for tackling the insurgency in the North.
In May, Mr. Obasanjo commenced efforts to reach out to the Boko Haram sect, in a series of attempts at negotiating with the sect to free the over 250 school girls it abducted in April from their dormitories in Chibok, Borno State.
At the time, the former leader contacted a go-between, who assisted him in his unsuccessful attempt at mediating with the Boko Haram group in 2011.
The go-between, a lawyer, was led by a prominent civil rights activist, Shehu Sani, to meet with Mr. Obasanjo in his Ota farm in an "exploratory" effort.
After meeting with the go-between, Mr. Obasanjo contacted President Jonathan for clearance to continue with the talks. He was ignored.
"Without a response from the authorities, no one can proceed," Mr. Obasanjo told PREMIUM TIMES at the time. "If they agree to negotiate then we can begin to talk with them (Boko Haram). Nobody can do anything alone. You cannot do it alone, it is not a one man mission, it's not even a two man mission. It's a collective mission. It can even be an international mission."
Mr. Obasanjo's 2011 attempt at negotiations with the deadly sect ended on a bloody note with the murder of Babakura Fugu, the man who received him and made effort to establish a link between Boko Haram and the former president.
The effort was reportedly not at the instance of the federal government, officials said at the time.
Mr. Fugu, a brother-in-law of the slain leader of Boko Haram, Mohammed Yusuf, was shot to death shortly after Mr. Obasanjo's departure from Maiduguri, Borno State, to seek peace talks with the group.
The attack ended one of the best known efforts at reaching out to the deadly sect, which is responsible for thousands of deaths.
Since 2011, the group has killed thousands more, and recently drew the outrage of the international community with the abduction of hundreds of girls from their dormitory in Chibok, Borno State.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

7 Signs You Are in a Bad Relationship

Here are signs that you are in a bad relationship.

You are not happy

This is the number one sign that you are in a very unhealthy relationship. When asked, most couples say the best thing about being in a relationship is the happiness being with the one they love brings.

If you are not happy with your partner or he or she seems not to be happy with you, your relationship isn't healthy for one party and until things change, there will be one unwilling and unhappy partner in that relationship.

There is no trust

A lot of couples check through their other half's phone but the question is, for what? Are you sniffing through? Are you checking to see who they last called/spoke to? Are you checking to know who they regularly send messages to?

If your reason for checking your spouse's phone is to keep tabs on their lives then trust me, everything is wrong with your relationship.

Trust comes with love and the moment you start pulling an FBI on your partner's phone, it means you do not trust them and your love isn't genuine.

Y'all cheat

I am not a member of that school of thought that says open relationships/marriages are great so for me, when you are with someone that is not your partner then you are cheating.

If both of you cheat on each other and you are still together because you believe nothing can tear you apart, then be ready for a very unhappy journey which begins now.

You don't respect each other

By respect, I don't mean kneeling to give him his coffee/meal, I am talking about respecting his/her wishes/decisions/opinions. I am talking doing the things he/she wants and likes and not acting like they do not exist.

A relationship that lacks respect lacks what it needs to last long. Y'all are closer to rock bottom than you think.

Your relationship is emotionally and physically abusive

For a lot of people, abuse starts and ends with the physical violence. When you are being emotionally abused, then you are as unsafe as the person who is being physically abused. And this is not just for the women, because there are a lot of men out there who are stuck with women who emotionally abuse them.

This is unhealthy for you and it means your relationship, rather than helping you grow is killing you.

You cannot recall the last time you laughed

You certainly remember the times when he/she made you mad, made you sad and made you worthless but the good times? That must be ages ago.

Your quarrels, fights and misunderstandings have overshadowed your happy moments and these days if he is not the one mad at you for something, you are the one mad at him for something.

Maybe its time to fix it or kill it, you have to decide now.

You never communicate

You just realize that these days, you both never say anything to each other anymore. Conversations are empty, you don't desperately need each other's company and you don't look forward to discussing anything with each other.

Maybe this needs to rest?

There are a million and one signs that show you are in a relationship that is unsafe for your health and if you listened carefully, you would see the signs screaming at you. Take these signs seriously and take the needed steps towards whatever decision you have decided to take.

7 Signs You Are in a Bad Relationship

Here are signs that you are in a bad relationship.

You are not happy

This is the number one sign that you are in a very unhealthy relationship. When asked, most couples say the best thing about being in a relationship is the happiness being with the one they love brings.

If you are not happy with your partner or he or she seems not to be happy with you, your relationship isn't healthy for one party and until things change, there will be one unwilling and unhappy partner in that relationship.

There is no trust

A lot of couples check through their other half's phone but the question is, for what? Are you sniffing through? Are you checking to see who they last called/spoke to? Are you checking to know who they regularly send messages to?

If your reason for checking your spouse's phone is to keep tabs on their lives then trust me, everything is wrong with your relationship.

Trust comes with love and the moment you start pulling an FBI on your partner's phone, it means you do not trust them and your love isn't genuine.

Y'all cheat

I am not a member of that school of thought that says open relationships/marriages are great so for me, when you are with someone that is not your partner then you are cheating.

If both of you cheat on each other and you are still together because you believe nothing can tear you apart, then be ready for a very unhappy journey which begins now.

You don't respect each other

By respect, I don't mean kneeling to give him his coffee/meal, I am talking about respecting his/her wishes/decisions/opinions. I am talking doing the things he/she wants and likes and not acting like they do not exist.

A relationship that lacks respect lacks what it needs to last long. Y'all are closer to rock bottom than you think.

Your relationship is emotionally and physically abusive

For a lot of people, abuse starts and ends with the physical violence. When you are being emotionally abused, then you are as unsafe as the person who is being physically abused. And this is not just for the women, because there are a lot of men out there who are stuck with women who emotionally abuse them.

This is unhealthy for you and it means your relationship, rather than helping you grow is killing you.

You cannot recall the last time you laughed

You certainly remember the times when he/she made you mad, made you sad and made you worthless but the good times? That must be ages ago.

Your quarrels, fights and misunderstandings have overshadowed your happy moments and these days if he is not the one mad at you for something, you are the one mad at him for something.

Maybe its time to fix it or kill it, you have to decide now.

You never communicate

You just realize that these days, you both never say anything to each other anymore. Conversations are empty, you don't desperately need each other's company and you don't look forward to discussing anything with each other.

Maybe this needs to rest?

There are a million and one signs that show you are in a relationship that is unsafe for your health and if you listened carefully, you would see the signs screaming at you. Take these signs seriously and take the needed steps towards whatever decision you have decided to take.

Monday, August 25, 2014

First Briton Infected With Ebola To Fly Home For Treatment

The first Briton to contract the EVD will be transported by the RAF from crisis-hit Sierra Leone (pictured), to a special isolation unit (inset) the Royal Free Hospital in north London today or tomorrow. Ebola has a fatality rate of around 90 per cent and symptoms including vomiting, diarrhoea, organ failure and internal bleeding.

The decision to fly him back was taken yesterday after a top-level meeting during which Ministers concluded there was 'no risk' that the repatriation would trigger an outbreak in the UK.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

(VIDEO) We Are Not Animals... Watch the Inhumane Treatment Nigerians are facing in Malaysia


What More can be said after watching this video.. the diplomatic structure of Nigeria is weak and is being abused currently. No matter the condition, a Nigerian citizen should not be treated like this way. it is far below humane and we as a country(Govt) have to respond to make these Malaysians understand the fact that we are not animals, we are as human as they are and better than them because we don't treat foreigners this in our motherland.... Watch and share.
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