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Jobs/Vacancies / Re: The Consulting Refinery Has Invited You To Take TCR Aptitude Test by ceomike: 9:58pm On Nov 13, 2015
It is 100% legit and the training is very helpful if you seek to work in a multinational firm. Like okunrin mentioned earlier, The Consulting Refinery is being put together by Jobberman and Talentmine to train Nigerian graduates, helping them to get into firms like Goldman Sachs and many more.

Guys, I received this email message today, after filling out their online questionnaire (through www.) sometimes last week.
Can someone please assist me to verify if they are actually Legit, cos it beats me as to why I should pay N30k if successful.
Thank you.
Forwarded message below:
Thank you for your interest in the Consulting Refinery and for taking the time to submit your application.
You are required to complete an online assessment as part of your application. This must be completed on or before 11:59pm on Sunday, November 15, 2015. Failure to complete it within this period will be interpreted to mean you have withdrawn your application with us.
You have been invited to take TCR Aptitude. The duration of this test is 1 hours 0 mins.
You can take this test from 11 Nov 2015, 08:00 PM till 16 Nov 2015, 00:00 AM ( Timings are as per UTC + 01:00, please be sure to check the date and time in your time zone. )
A response would be sent regarding the outcome of the test on the 17th of November, 2015. Successful candidates should expect to be invited for a face to face interview between the 18th – 20th of November. Following the interview, successful candidates who are invited for The Consulting Refinery will be required to pay a N30,000 (thirty thousand naira only) as training fee. This will cover tuition, training materials and light refreshments over the 2 month programme. Candidates who successfully complete the training will be recommended for interviews for entry level roles with our multinational Consulting clients.
Please, also take note of the following important information:
• In the test, you would be asked to answer multiple choice questions. These questions are similar to what you would be faced with while applying to management consulting multinationals.
• The test consists of 26 questions to be completed in 60 minutes.
• You will need a computer with a reliable internet connection and webcam to take the online assessment as your test would be monitored via the webcam.
• The test can only run on Firefox 11.0 & above. Please install the latest version of JAVA for your browser before you start the test.
• Should you be prompted by the system, grant all necessary firewall access
• Before you start the assessment, please make sure that you are somewhere safe and quiet, and that you have paper and a pen at hand.
• No specialist knowledge is needed to answer the questions and you should not rely on any previous knowledge you have as this may lead you to a wrong answer.
• Please note that calculators are not allowed in the completion of the tests.
Please note that if you are interrupted during the assessment due to unforeseen circumstances such as loss of internet connection, you can resume the test only within thirty (30) minutes of the interruption.
If you experience any problems with the assessment, please contact +2347033288057 for help.
Thank you once again for your interest in the Consulting Refinery.
You will be monitored via webcam while taking the test. Please make sure that you have one.
Best Regards ,
The Consulting Refinery
For technical queries, call +1-650-924-9221 (USA), +91-82878-03040 (India)
or drop an email to support@mettl.com
Jobs/Vacancies / Scam Alert!!!!! by ceomike: 4:03pm On Aug 14, 2015
If you get a text message in this format, please ignore and report to the nearest police station

"We successfully invited you for an interview ikeja inside, 16 akinremi anifowose str on sat 15/8/15 by 10am ref; Jobberman.ng. call Zeolite abiola 08098016306"

This is a clear scam as Jobberman did not send this message, Abiola Zeolite is a scam and should be reported to the authorities.

Beware of scammers like Abiola Zeolite

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Jobs/Vacancies / Jobberman Commences Free Recruitment Services For Ngos,agriculture And Insurance by ceomike: 12:33pm On Aug 10, 2015
SUMMARY: Jobberman commences free recruitment services for NGO[/b]s, [b]Agriculture and Insurance companies.

Jobberman is at it again. The foremost jobs and recruitment website has yet again lived up to its reputation of being a socially responsible enterprise. The company recently announced free recruitment services which would include job posting package on its platform for employers in the Agric. Sector. This is in alignment in with the Federal Government’s economic diversification and jobs creation drive in the Agriculture sector.
With unemployment as one of the biggest challenges facing Nigeria, the federal government has sought to diversify the economy and create more employment for Nigerians. The government has launched a number of programmes in the agriculture sector in recent years. Such programmes include a fund that would finance agriculture in Nigeria by creating an opportunity for young Nigerians to access finance for agricultural ventures and also create more jobs.
In the light of this, it has therefore become imperative that players in the private sector also partner with the government to curb the menace of growing unemployment and the attendant socio-economic challenges. To this end, the introduction of a free job posting package to job creators and employers in the Agric. Sector is well-conceived and timely too. The package also extends to NGOs and Insurance companies; hence all Non-Governmental Organizations and Insurance companies wishing to employ Nigerians can now post their job vacanciesfor free on Jobberman.
This initiative by Jobberman is a laudable one and is yet another milestone by the 2013 Winner of The Future Awards Prize for Enterprise Support.
Jobs/Vacancies / Vacancies - Risk Advisors Needed At Union Assurance Plc - 300 Positions by ceomike: 9:59am On Jun 24, 2015
Union Assurance Company PLC is a composite insurance company established in 1993. The company was recently acquired by GreenOaks Global Holdings Ltd (GGH.) a United Kingdom based firm. The acquisition is in pursuit of our goal to build dominant insurance companies in emerging markets around the world.

We require the skills of professionals and individuals who want to build a career in the insurance industry to fill the following roles in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt.


Insurance Risk Advisor - 300 positions to be filled Lagos

Job Description

Job Description

• Ensure fulfilment of all underwriting conditions such as medical examinations and accurate completion of proposal forms.
 Evolve sales strategies to compete with other Advisers/companies that sell insurance
 Calculate premiums and establish payment methods.
 Attend meetings, programs and seminars to learn about products, sales.
 Ensure renewal of policies
 Attend meetings, programs and seminars to learn about products, sales
 Sell various types of insurance policies to individuals
 Generate lists of prospective clients
 Seek out new clients and develop clientele by networking
 Explain features, advantages and disadvantages of various products to promote sale
 Customize insurance products to suit individual customers

By a combination of commission on own business (O/B), quarterly reimbursement and Reward & Recognition.

Qualification – HND/BS.C
Age – 23years – 40 years

If you are aged between 23 – 45 years, have ND/BSC, looking to have a great career and you think this deal is good for you, simply send your CV to Cv.Ikeja@unionassuranceng.com on or before 19th of July 2015.
Jobs/Vacancies / Insurance Risk Advisor Recruitment At Union Assurance by ceomike: 5:04pm On May 05, 2015
If you’ve ever wondered what it feels like to be your own boss, here’s a sneak peek:

You get to choose your working hours, go on vacation at your own time, spend more time with your loved ones and live your life based on your own terms? Interesting right? Now, that in simple English, is called FINANCIAL FREEDOM!

Do you know you can use your skills to help people achieve financial stability and security while earning extra income for yourself. Whether you are a fresh graduate with no prior experience, a house wife, an employee or you simply run your own business.


I know this sounds like one of those multilevel marketing or affiliate marketing hoaxes, BUT IT ISN’T. YOU WILL NOT EVEN BE ASKED TO PAY A KOBO. That is a guarantee!

If you are selected, you will work as an Insurance Risk Advisor wherein you will essentially
• Provide competent consultation to potential clients in the area of financial security.
• Help potential clients plan for a better and secure life through proper financial planning.
• Help potential clients plan and provide for those special occasions in life like children’s education, buying of assets etc.

If you are aged between 23 – 45 years, have ND/BSC, looking to have a great career and you think this deal is good for you, simply visit http://www.unionassuranceng.com/agencyrecruitment or send your CV to agencyrecruitment@unionassuranceng.com on or before 5th of June 2015.

Business / Re: Multiply Your Income With These 50 Ideas - Free Download by ceomike: 1:01pm On Feb 19, 2015
It was a great read. I enjoyed the bits and pieces of suggestions. Thanks a lot for giving out for free. I learned great doable tips. We need more well organized stuff like this
Sports / Jay Jay Okocha’s Nephew, Alex Iwobi Trains With Arsenal First Team by ceomike: 8:42am On Feb 02, 2015
Ahead of the win against Aston Villa on Sunday, Alex Iwobi joined the rest of the Arsenal first team in training at London Colney.

Unlike his uncle, Jay Jay Okocha who was not really merciful when playing against Arsenal during his time at Bolton, Alex Iwobi prefers to play for a club he has loved for a very long time.

Although the 19 year old is yet to make a first team appearance since signing a professional contract in 2014, Arsene Wenger is believed to admire him a lot. The manager on several occasions has allowed the young Nigerian train with the likes of Santi Cazorla, Alexis Sanchez, Olivier Giroud and Mesut Ozil. Iwobi was also an unused substitute in the win over West Brom last year.

Iwobi was born on the 3rd of May, 1996 in Lagos. He would later join the Arsenal academy where he has grown to be a major player in the cadet teams. Iwobi played for all three academy last season and caught the eye of Arsenal fans after an amazing display for the under 18’s in the Youth Cup semifinals.

Iwobi is an exciting dribbler like his uncle and can on the wings and in midfield. He also dreams of becoming like Jay Jay Okocha someday.


Politics / African Union To Send 7,500 Troops To Fight Boko Haram by ceomike: 10:26pm On Jan 31, 2015
Members of the African Union on Saturday, agreed to send 7,500 troops to fight the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria.

African leaders recently endorsed the deployment of troops by 5 West African countries to eliminate terrorism in the continent.

The leaders are members of the 54-man African Union meeting in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa for a two-day summit that ends Saturday.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaking to the press at the Summit also endorsed the move by the African Union to send a force to fight Boko Haram.

Politics / US To Help Fight Boko Haram As John Kerry Set To Visit Nigeria by ceomike: 10:42pm On Jan 23, 2015
US Secretary of State John Kerry is set to visit Nigeria “in a couple of days” as part of the fight against terror groups Boko Haram.

Speaking to an audience at Davos on Friday, Kerry said there is “no room for sectarian division, anto-Semitism or Islamophobia” as the US plans to help Nigeria in the fight against Boko Haram.

“Violent extremism has claimed violence at every corner of the globe and muslim lives most of all,” Kerry said.

“There is no room for sectarian division. There is no room for anti-Semitism or Islamophobia,” he added.

“In the weeks to come we… have to strengthen our efforts in Somalia, intensify our efforts to end violence in Nigeria, that’s why I m going there in a couple of days,” he said.

A spokesman for John Kerry, after the meeting confirmed Secretary of State would be in the city of Lagos this Sunday and would meet with President Goodluck Jonathan on the issue of security.

“This kind of atrocity can never be rationalised,” he said.

“We can’t change minds without knowing what’s in them.

Politics / Adeboye, Oyedepo Present As Jonathan Meets OBJ In Abeokuta by ceomike: 9:28am On Jan 13, 2015
On Monday, January 12, former President, Olusegun Obasanjo and President Goodluck Jonathan held what is believed to be a peace meeting at his Hilltop residence in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

The meeting reportedly commenced around 7pm and its subject of discussion is believed to the lingering face-off between the pair and the re-election bid of President Goodluck Jonathan.

We gathered that Obasanjo listed as a condition for the meeting, the presence of General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye and the founder, Living Faith Ministry(Winners chapel), Bishop David Oyedepo, who were reportedly at the sit-down.

However, it could not be accurately confirmed if the clerics were present, as journalists were barred from gaining entry into the premises.

The meeting is believed to have ended at about 9.53 pm, without any of the parties giving an official statement on the outcome.

Politics / Some Questions For Buhari by ceomike: 10:12pm On Jan 10, 2015
I do understand we need a change. I do understand we have faced a lot in this country already with the bombings and all but I have some questions...

1. What has Buhari done as an elder stateman to help solve the issue of Boko Haram? Martin Luther King was never close to being the President of the United States of America but he did his best to fight for a good cause. What has Buhari done in the last 3 to 4 years? Absolutely Nothing!

2. I agree GEJ has been calm and weak in handling issues which is clearly because he was never in the military and he has made mistakes too but when a 72 year old man comes to become President without backing a Protege to go for that position,then it shows he is no leader.

3 During the elections in 2011, we had a lot of youth corpers killed in the North by CPC members with Presidential Candidate Gen Buhari and his vice, Tunde Bakare. What has been their response to the killings and how have they assisted the families of the dead. Those who died then where Southerners and Easterners majorly. The killings then have grown to what we have now by the Boko Harams. I am careful here but that is what I think.

If Buhari wants to rule, he should come out and tell us he is a changed man and once supported or allowed evil. We can forgive him if he does have good intentions but he has been defensive and uses words against the opposition shows he is violent.

Do note I don't favour any of them (Buhari of Jonathan). I alone know who I would cast my vote for.

We are yet to have a leader in a long time. We have always had rulers

God Bless Nigeria!!!

By http://twitter.com/michaelokeje
Politics / Re: 10 Tweets That May Bring Buhari Down by ceomike: 2:33pm On Jan 09, 2015
This elections would be something else. God help us
Politics / Re: 10 Tweets Buhari Needs To Answer To In 2015 by ceomike: 1:10pm On Jan 09, 2015
You do have a point but does that mean Buhari didnt do all those mentioned above?
Politics / 10 Tweets Buhari Needs To Answer To In 2015 by ceomike: 12:55pm On Jan 09, 2015
As the accusations and counter-accusations fly around in preparation for the 2015 elections, here are 10 tweets from Reno Omokri that General Muhammadu Buhari may need to answer to immediately if he really wants to occupy the Aso Rock by May 29.

If Buhari really believes that power is from God as he says, then why did he take it by force in 1983? #GEJtazarce

— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) January 9, 2015

They say Buhari is now a democrat. Really? Then why did he treat the Oputa Panel with such disdain and refused to appear? #GEJtazarce — Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) January 9, 2015

Has Buhari apologized to Ooni of Ife for stopping him from travelling abroad without permit because he visited Israel in 1984 #GEJtazarce

— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) January 9, 2015

What reason did Buhari have for jailing the activist Beko Ransome Kuti who campaigned for his brother, Fela's release? #GEJtazarce — Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) January 9, 2015

Why did the Buhari regime break up a press conference of ASUU in 1984 and detain four of their executives? #GEJtazarce

— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) January 9, 2015

Can Buhari explain to young Nigerians why he banned the National Association of Nigerian Students? Does he hate students? #GEJtazarce — Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) January 9, 2015

Can Buhari explain to young Nigerians why he banned the Nigerian Medical Association? Does he hate doctors? #GEJtazarce

— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) January 9, 2015

Why did Buhari jail Fela Kuti in 1984? What was Fela's crime? Singing against military govt? #GEJtazarce — Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) January 9, 2015

What reason did Buhari have for jailing Ojukwu in 1984? Ojukwu was not in Shagari's govt and he did not steal! #GEJtazarce

— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) January 9, 2015

Has Buhari apologized for jailing Tai Solarin & denying him his asthma drugs simply because he campaigned against military rule? #GEJtazarce — Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) January 9, 2015

Source: http://www.vantage247.com/2015/01/09/10-tweets-may-bring-buhari-2015/
Jobs/Vacancies / Re: Is "jobberman" Real by ceomike: 10:34am On Nov 20, 2014
I have pondered for a while on this question before I eventually throw it out.
for countless time, I have applied to various job of different positions' advert in this website and none has called me with the name of their organization as a reference except awkward names like "HR1684", "H-recruit" ,with the same content of text like:

"medpro Global Resources invites you for test/briefing on mon,17/11/14 by 9.00am@ 161 ikorodu rd,beside lanre shittu motors,onipanu b/stop .lagos,08188560679"

and if I eventually call those numbers,their reply will always be we're into human development blah blah blah
not long I found out that they're all GNLD people.

I don't know if anyone has also witnessed this awkward scenario. so,for heaven sake, why are we wasting our time applying for jobs on this site if most of them are linked to time wasting,mouth smelling GNLD guyz

Wait! Are you guys actually thinking, is Jobberman the only job site in Nigeria? What makes you so certain that it is Jobberman that sent you those scam messages? I get these texts too! In situations like this, you contact them via their customer care unit. This is how I handle things like this. There are lots of scammers out there using big brands to scam poor people, so it's not just about Jobberman.

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Nairaland / General / What And When Is Black Friday 2014 by ceomike: 5:18pm On Nov 18, 2014
Black Friday is finally here and time for shoppers to get some massive discounts from shopping websites like Walmart, ASOS, Amazon, Ebay and many more.

What is Black Friday?
For those living outside the USA , Canada or Europe and who haven’t heard of the term ‘Black Friday’, you have missed a lot already. Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving in the United States usually seen to many as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. Black Friday is to Thanksgiving exactly what Boxing Day is to Christmas. Black Friday is never an holiday although some states in the USA observe “The Day after Thanksgiving” for government staff.
The 2014 Black Friday sale is the best way to save big on gifts items and Christmas celebrations or the end of the year.

When is Black Friday 2014?
Black Friday is usually the day after the fourth Thursday in the month of November. In 2014, Black Friday would be observed on the 28th of November. Most times, it usually starts earlier on Thanksgiving Day and extend to the major day, on Friday.

Source: http://mokeje.com/black-friday-2014-deals-ads/
Jobs/Vacancies / Re: Interview At AACE Foods Tomorrow. Fake Or Real? by ceomike: 3:23pm On Nov 12, 2014

Real !!! I will advise you to go. I am based in Sango and knows the company very well.

Please do not go for such. Its purely scam. I do not think JObberman or NAiraland are affiliated in any way. If you applied then fine, but do not try it if you did not apply.

The mails looks like a scam mail and it is very clear. Why not the customer service at Jobberman to verify this.
Jobs/Vacancies / Re: by ceomike: 4:35pm On Nov 11, 2014
This is exciting and I do agree with SegunMike and Amakal because I get paid monthly today because I applied for a job on Jobberman. The truth is there are a lot of job seekers out there and there would always be competition.

I have never been a fan of jobs website but decided to try around April 2013. I saw three cool job ads and applied. I only got one invite for an interview and to the Glory of God, that is where I am till date. I could have lost the job to if I messed up during the interview or if they had another choice. The truth is that I was invited for an interview and that makes sense.

Its not about Jobberman but you (if you do it smartly and if you have what it takes). Like SegunMike did mention, applying early is the key as employers get to view your application before thousands of others. Another trick is to look for job postings by employers who want their names to be confidential. I am aware they pay to go 'confidential' to avoid noise and rubbish applications.


Phones / 7 Top Quality Android Phones In Nigeria Between ₦10,000 – ₦25,000 by ceomike: 12:57pm On Sep 23, 2014
Have you planned buying an Android phone but feel you do not have enough cash to get one? Then you need to read through our list of seven top quality but affordable smartphones you can get in Nigeria.

1. Lenovo A316 (4 GB Internal Storage, 512 MB RAM) – Click here - N11,000
2. Infinix Zero ( 1 GB RAM, 8GB HDD, 13MP Camera) – from N20,900
3. 5. Lenovo A516 (4GB , 512MB RAM) – N21,500
4. Infinix Buzz - ₦15,000
5. Lenovo a369i (4 GB ROM, 512 MB RAM)
6. Tecno F5 (4GB ROM, 1 GB RAM) – N14,300
7. Infinix X402 ( Infinix Diamond) - ₦12,000

There are still a lot of them there but these are the ones I could pick.

Sports / Heskey : Ahmed Musa Is Nigeria’s Best by ceomike: 2:11pm On Jun 28, 2014
Ex- England international, Emile Heskey believes Ahmed Musa is the best player in the Nigerian team.

Ahmed Musa scored twice as Nigeria came back from behind twice in the group game against Argentina says Musa’s input in the game against Argentina proves he is one of the best Nigerian players.

“My pick is Ahmed Musa – he looks very lively. He’s playing for CSKA Moscow at the moment, he’s only 21 and he’s showing all his ability on the world stage. His first goal against Argentina was a great finish. He wasn’t closed down quickly enough, but his shot was so fierce that it was past the goalkeeper before he could dive.”

“Peter Odemwingie’s fitted into the structure well since coming back into the side at the expense of Victor Moses –and he got his goal against Bosnia-Hercegovina. He deserved that and he’s serving his purpose, they have a good blend.”

“I also like Michael Babatunde, although he’s has been ruled out after breaking his wrist in the last game against Argentina. He’s been a driving force from midfield and he’s been exceptional. He’s going to be a big miss.”

“Victor Moses might have lost out to Odemwingie but he’s hardly played this last season so it’s been really difficult for him.”

Heskey who wrote on his blog also warned the Eagles not to let money be a distraction.

There were reports from Brazil, the players aborted training because they did not get their match bonuses. Heskey believes the Super Eagles players must forget the issues they have with money and give their best against France.

“Nigeria can’t let the row about bonus payments affect them against France on Monday.”

“But they will have it on their minds and if they don’t perform, questions will be asked about whether it was the right time to bring up the issue.”

“The row is a difficult one when you don’t know the ins and outs of it. It seems to be that African nations always have problems when it comes to paying money when it is due but they should pay the money they’ve said they’re going to pay.”

“It’s not the first time this has happened. It’s happened with Ghana in the past, but it doesn’t look good on the African nations when the main talking point at the World Cup is money.”

“Whatever the money situation is, they’ve got some good players.”

Webmasters / Steps To Creating A Great SEO Content On Your Website Or Blog by ceomike: 11:09am On Sep 12, 2013
With the recent developments at Google, if you do not have the best contents on your blog or website, you just might not rank at all. Content is key to your power in search engines so you’d have to get to work hard developing rich contents beneficial to your readers and not just the seaarch engines. Google have been making changes to the way they rank websites and one thing I know is that they want online searchers to get the right information they need.

The question now is, how do you write a very good content. I would show you several steps you would take to create search engine friendly contents and also contents your readers would like. So let’s get started.

Step One – The Idea
The first thing you have to do is to get a topic to write about. If you already have one, then fine but if you don’t, you need to look out for a niche you feel you can write on or pay someone to. There are a lot of niches out there that you can start with.

Step Two – Run A Google Search
The next step is to visit Google yourself, type in your keyword and do a search. Carefully study the first 10 results to see how they have prepared their contents. It’s a very good way to plan your journey in content marketing.

The very first 10 results in Google should be your example. Try to understand how the content was structured. If you can cath the clue, then you are good to go.

Step Three – Prepare At Least A 500 Word Article
Writing a 500 word article or more would place you in a very good position to be visible in Google’s first page. Google loves content and would rank you if you have a lot of it. Usually, the first sets of results are always rich in contents and I mean very good contents.

Step Four – Leverage On Images, Infographics And Videos
Try as much as possible to be descriptive in your article using images, videos and infographics to try make your contents clear to readers. Google now rank websites that implements this. Infographics can help teach a lot especially for people who would like to read for a long time but would love to see pictures.

Step Five – Include Your Keywords In The First Paragraph And Title
This is the best place to use your long-tailed keyword to rank easily on Google. Always make sure you have your keywords on the very first paragraph and also in you blog title. Search engines still make use of this so go leverage on it.

Improving your rankings on Google can only be dependent on how rich your content is.

Sports / Arsenal Confirms Matthieu Flamini Signing by ceomike: 2:57pm On Aug 29, 2013
Arsenal have confirmed the signing of 29 year old French midfielder, Matthieu Flamini

Flamini would rejoin Arsenal after playing for Italian side AC Milan for 5 years. The Frenchman had 153 appearances for Arsenal between 2004-2008 before moving to AC Milan.

Flamini has been training with Arsenal after the expiration of his contract at AC Milan.

Arsene Wenger believes his addition would help to bolster the midfield and defence.

“We’re very pleased Mathieu has agreed to re-join us,” Arsène Wenger said. “He is a player of real quality, with a fantastic work rate and great mentality. As we know, Mathieu is a strong midfielder, but is also is comfortable playing in defence too. He is a very good addition to our squad.”

Source: http://myarsenalnews.com/arsenal-confirms-matthieu-flamini-signing/

Politics / Sterling Bank Nigeria Signs Three Year Deal With Arsenal Football Club by ceomike: 2:18pm On Jul 24, 2013
Arsenal have announced a new deal with Sterling Bank to issue co-branded debit cards in Nigeria.

Speaking to Arsenal Player, Vinai Venkatesham, head of global partnerships at Arsenal says the partnership would build a strong and succesful relationship with Arsenal fans in Nigeria.

“We are delighted to be partnering with Sterling Bank, a highly respected financial establishment, to offer Arsenal branded debit cards to our millions of fans in Nigeria. We look forward to building a strong and successful relationship in the years to come.”

The deal would be for three years and would be the first financial agreement Arsenal would have with a Nigerian firm. The debit card would offer a range of incentives and Arsenal-related benefits including match tickets and official merchandise.

Chief financial officer of Sterling Bank Plc, Abubakar Suleiman says the deal with Arseal would show the bank’s commitment and drive.

“We recognise our customer’s uniqueness and we develop tailor-made solutions that connect with their deepest passion and drive,”

Jobs/Vacancies / Tips To Succeeding In Job Interviews In Nigeria by ceomike: 10:03am On May 31, 2013
After spending so much time in preparing your resume and searching for jobs online in Nigeria,it would only make you happy when you get a call from an employer for an interview. At this point, the employer must have been statisfied with your qualifications and they only need you to show them what you are made of. Although you might have done well already to get a call for an interview, you are just halfway to landing the job in Nigeria. The other importants step is to now prepare for your interview and here are few steps to becoming a winner during interviews.

Leverage on Google.

The very first step to take is to get to your computer and do a search. You need to be able to analyse what and what the company does, how they operate, what kind of products they sell and how these products are beneficial. You would need to think of likely challenges they might face and what solutions you have in hand. If the employer does not have a website, then you can ask questions on their services and then go and do your search using Google. There are lots of companies out there with a website that have similar services to the one you applied to. Doing this would help you to understand the system and help you to answer certain questions.

Take Your Documents Along With You

We live in Nigeria and do not make the mistake of not taking your cv with you. You need to prepare your documents which includes your results and resume.

Prepare To Talk Well

Draw out a list of likely questions in your niche and try to answer all confidently. Employers would not want to employ someone that cannot answer questions or face people. Take your time to rehearse days or hours before your interview.You need to be able to talk about yourself, what you have achieved in the past and what goals and objectives you set for yourself.

Respect Time

There is a saying that he who respects time respects life, so avoid going late for interviews. The best time to hit a company is 30 -45 minutes before the interview. When you get there early enough, you do not only show how well you respect time but also give yourself enough time to study the company.

Look Your Best

Wear a smile when you enter the room. Ignore the expressions on their faces and go ahead to show what you have got. By doing this, the employer would see you as one who would still a smile whether under pressure or not atleast to some extent. Keep your shirt well ironed and avoid using flashy jewelries.

You can get the right job you want in Nigeria if you do it right. Go through the current job vacancies in Nigeria

Twitter id: https://twitter.com/michaelokeje

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European Football (EPL, UEFA, La Liga) / Three Reasons Arsenal Can Challenge For The Title Next Season by ceomike: 4:11pm On May 23, 2013
It’s nearly ten years since Arsenal last won the Premier League title, with a top-four finish having now become the primary target each season at the Emirates Stadium.

Big-spending clubs like Chelsea and Manchester City have leapfrogged the Gunners in the pecking order, while Manchester United have remained strong despite mounting debt, although there are reasons for Gooners to be hopeful when it comes to the 2013/14 campaign.

1) Arsenal finished the 2012/13 season like a train

After that 2-1 defeat at White Hart Lane in early March, the Gunners dusted themselves down and haven’t looked back since. A 2-0 win at the Allianz Arena kick-started a brilliant unbeaten run all the way to the end of the season, with only Everton and Manchester United denying Arsenal victory.

Wenger will now be urging his team to feed off the momentum that saw them pip Tottenham to a top four spot in the Premier League.

2) The Gunners defence looks stronger than ever

It was like the George Graham days all over again! 1-0 away wins at Fulham, QPR and Newcastle were pragmatic rather than spectacular; although supporters won’t mind more of the same when the season starts up again.

Laurent Koscielny was particularly outstanding in those last few games, striking up a strong partnership with Per Mertesacker, although one wonders if Thomas Vermaelen is willing to warm the bench ahead of the 2014 World Cup.

3) Manchester clubs and Chelsea all have new managers

OK, so Jose Mourinho will enjoy his second stint at Stamford Bridge although it might take a while for the new Chelsea boss to get the right blend of players, while David Moyes and Manuel Pellegrini are both unknown quantities at Manchester United and Manchester City respectively.

Perhaps there could be a chance for Arsenal to steal a march on their title rivals, especially if Wenger is allowed to strengthen and the team’s best players remain at the Emirates for a change.

source: http://myarsenalnews.com/three-reasons-arsenal-can-challenge-for-the-title-next-season/
Politics / Ejigbo Local Government Chairman Kidnapped by ceomike: 11:22am On Apr 16, 2013
Ejigbo State Local Government Chairman according to reports might have been kidnapped.

Mr Kehinde Bamgbetan was said to have been abducted in Monday morning while going home. His car was according to source intercepted while he was trying to enter his street.

Business / Re: How To Start Your Own E-commerce Business In Nigeria by ceomike: 2:05pm On Jan 28, 2013
Thanks. Expect more
Business / How To Start Your Own E-commerce Business In Nigeria by ceomike: 12:03pm On Jan 28, 2013
Its another brand new week that has a whole lot of potential to be a great one. I would like to discuss on how you can start your own e-commerce business in Nigeria. This is an area a good number of businesses is doing well today. Since E-bay started online sales, a lot of them have been set-up in different countries and doing well already. We have a good number of successful e-commerce start-ups in Nigeria like Deal Dey, Jumia and many more. In this article, I would be exposing you to what and what is needed to set-up your own business in Nigeria.


1. Goods to sell
2. A very good website
3. Advertising Funds
4. Delivery men.

What To Sell

Before going into your online business, you have to consider what type of goods to sell. There are products that are sure to sell online in Nigeria and there are products that just would not no matter how hard you try to sell them. The best selling products today in Nigeria are mobile phones and accessories, clothing and home gadgets.

It is also preferable you do a thorough research on products people search for online to buy. If you also have a very nice idea on a product you feel would sell, then you can take online. There are many products you can sell. You can start your own online fast food store where people would order food online and have it delivered to them. Before you decide to start your business, you must think thoroughly on the products you want to sell.

Online Website

Your website would turn out to be your office. Its your only tool to pass information to prospective clients and also get them to buy from you. An e-commerce website, can cost you between N70k-N500k depending on the level of website needed. There are some good website designers in Nigeria willing to meet your needs. For a start especially with low capital, you do not need a very big website. Pick one or two products, get your website up and start selling.

The website would come with an e-payment system so people can pay with their ATM cards or credit cards.


Its one thing to own a website and its another thing to get it exposed. One vital method to making money doing this business is good advertising. When i talk of advertising, I am talking of online marketing. Because your prospective clients are online and would search online, you would need to promote your products via the internet.

There are a lot of online advertising companies, you can start with in Nigeria today. They include:

Facebook Advertising
Google Advertising

I would be writing a detailed article on the best advertising methods later this week.

Delivery Men

This is optional but if you have big budget, you can do with one or two delivery men to help deliver your goods.

One of the basic rule in online marketing is that you have to stay strong and sell the right goods. Delivering on time is key and your product must be of top quality.

Source: http://www.michaelokeje.com/2013/01/tips-to-starting-ecommerce-business-in.html
Phones / Meet Africa's First Designed Smartphone,Elikia by ceomike: 6:18am On Dec 26, 2012
Africa has introduced its first ever smartphones into the market. Elikia is its name and designed by VMK founded by Congolese entrepreneur, Verone Mankou

Verone Mankou would like his newly introduced gadget be to Africa what Apple is forthe US and Samsung Galaxy is for Asia.

The smartphone is rich in multimedia functions like videos, photos and others.

VMK Elikia is a phone that runs on Android, has lots of features like Wifi capability, GPS, Screen Resolution of 320 x 480 (QVGA), virtual key board and many more.

The smartphone is reported to cost around $170 without contract.

Source: http://www.michaelokeje.com/2012/12/meet-africas-first-designed.html
Religion / Re: On TB Joshua's "Negative Prophecy" And Adeboye's "Non- Existence" Prophecy by ceomike: 8:00am On Dec 24, 2012
You have a point sir, I feel we can only know that when we get to heaven.

Christianity has to do woit you and God. The pastor carries his own cross but their teachings would always help us not to fall...
Religion / On TB Joshua's "Negative Prophecy" And Adeboye's "Non- Existence" Prophecy by ceomike: 7:16am On Dec 24, 2012
Pls Note: The article is not mine but was sent to my email and though I should share

Read article below:


The online storms that brew this week over the prophecy of Nigerian Pastor T.B. Joshua about the crash that ended the lives of Governor Yakowa and General Azazi seem to be slowly abating. As the news of the tragic deaths reverberated nationwide, Joshua released a controversial video on YouTube which claimed he had predicted the incident and details relating to it on four different occasions. However, I still feel the need to air my views, furnished by contextual consideration, as the dust settles on the heated debates within social media that were triggered by the prophecy.

Understandably, the video drew its fair share of criticism, the major bone of contention in the minds of viewers and observers being Joshua’s continued proficiency in predicting negative events and his seeming inability to change them after such revelations come forth. I can well understand this mindset, having been one of Joshua’s most skeptical distant observers for long. However, it was last year when my brother fell mysteriously sick that I was basically ‘forced’ to look in Joshua’s direction for help. Doctors told me he had a treatable kidney infection but what I saw was my brother transform from a healthy, vibrant young man to an almost unrecognisable emaciated figure in literally two months, on the verge of death.

After exhausting medical treatment, a good friend of mine advised me to take him to The SCOAN for prayer. Circumstantially driven, I acceded and financed his wife to take him there. Three weeks later, my brother was back on his feet, eating well and regaining his lost vigour. Thus, my interest in Emmanuel TV was born, and I must confess, it has slowly become my daily spiritual food and a constant source of discussion and wonder within our home.

I don’t claim to completely understand T.B. Joshua’s ministry at The SCOAN. On the contrary, many of the things I see there on Emmanuel TV (especially the deliverance) baffle me. However, I have seen enough to know that Joshua is a humble servant of God with quite extraordinary powers he is unequivocally using to uplift society. In my view, he is the best pastor to have come from these shores - with an uncompromising message of salvation, an admirable array of charitable projects and real solutions provided to people who come with myriads of diverse problems.

So, on the argument dealing with his tendency to deliver ‘negative’ predictions, I think this is a case of blaming the messenger for delivering his message. It is sadly indicative of the state of our society and nation and the type of seed we have collectively been planting. As one commenter on the issues arising from Joshua’s prophecy opined, “It's the prophecies of prosperity and ‘it shall be well with the abominable’ that has destroyed any remaining chance for Nigeria's restructuring. The ‘prophecy of doom’ is to the sharpening of man… Let those who prophesy prosperity tell us what has come of it save the acute and nauseating love for money which, as the Holy Book says, is the root of all evil.”

Everyone wants to hear good tidings but how many are genuinely pursuing a righteous and just course that will amalgamate in a tide-turning shift within Nigeria’s political and socio-economic landscape. God cannot break His own Divine statutes, set in stone from the earth’s formation, the principle of seed-time and harvest. If we continue to harbour corruption, celebrate decadence and have a compromising conflict of deeds and words, what then do we expect God to reveal to His servants about our future? Indeed, a flick through our national dailies reveals enough about the actions and attitude of our nation, its leaders and inhabitants, especially that of our youth, to know that a bleak future awaits us unless there is a radical change.

On Joshua’s revelation without apparent corresponding action and subsequent redemption, I believe the majority of people who heard about the prophecy and quickly drew such abrasive conclusions never actually took the time out to watch the video released on YouTube to the very end. Joshua is very explicit in explaining this issue. He said, “I have been wrestling with certain things. When I say, wrestle, it’s an issue that I keep praying and asking God, ‘What I’m seeing should be changed.’ But God said, ‘No, the whole nation should come together and pray’. So, when I’m hearing my country should come also and pray together, that is when I will come out and tell you what I am seeing in the vision. When I see a vision and I know I can handle it myself, I don’t need to tell you. I will call the wise men and we’ll pray. But when I know that this thing is not possible for me alone and my people to do, I will come out to tell you that this is what I have seen.”

If our eyes were opened spiritually, perhaps we would be privy to see devastating events on the verge of occurring within Nigeria that were forestalled through the prayers of God’s people at SCOAN, the news of which will never reach our earthly ears. Aside from this, the prophet prayed and enjoined the nation to join him. Did we?

I believe many of those blindly criticising the prophet are not well versed with his ministry or accustomed to watching Emmanuel TV. This prophecy is not an isolated proclamation. Indeed, every week, Prophet Joshua prophesies to individuals in the church with uncanny speed, accuracy and consistency. Whether its prayer for the terminally ill, reconciliation of a broken family, deliverance of people under demonic oppression or charity to the widow, orphan and reformed militant, Prophet Joshua is settling real problems with real solutions. It seems to me both insolent and incoherent to suggest he is just a ‘prophet of doom’ who capitalises on misfortunes to project his name. Please, don’t base your view on a single news report.

On a related note, Pastor Enoch Adeboye whose global influence on his flock and command on the common Nigerian is almost inestimable prayed for President Jonathan in his Redeemed Camp just a few hours before the ill-fated crash. The question beckons, did he not have any such revelation about the tragic events on the verge of unfolding merely hours after his public prayer with the President knelt before him? If so, were his prayers effective? Respected Nigerian journalist Femi Adesina of The Sun Newspaper, wrote in his column this week, “Didn’t Pastor Adeboye see the crash as he prayed with President Jonathan? Didn’t the Lord reveal it to him? Couldn’t he have interceded, so that the monumental tragedy would be averted… ‘The secret of the Lord is with those that fear Him,’ says the Good Book. So, why didn’t the Lord confide in Adeboye about the Bayelsa crash, which was to happen some hours after Jonathan had come for prayers… I’m sure the pastor himself must have been somewhat embarrassed when he heard the news.”

The reason I write this is not to gloat or in any way suggest Adeboye’s spiritual incompetence. I just believe it’s time Nigeria recognises who is who in God’s vineyard. Baba Adeboye is a fine preacher but, in my own humble opinion, not a prophet. This is evidenced by his yearly prophetic declarations which are almost nonsensical in nature if perceived to be divinely inspired. He declares simple biblical principles and realities of life and packages them with the title ‘prophecy’ on a yearly basis. It’s high time someone like Adeboye can publicly acknowledges God’s gift in his brother in the vineyard, instead of the baseless bickering, crude condemnation and pulpit-judgement that have caused division within the Nigerian church fold for far too long.

I believe our nation should recognise God’s voice in this trying time and acknowledge the potential pastors, who are genuinely doing God’s work, have to bring Divine direction to those in the helm of affairs in this nation, if they are willing to listen. Who knows - if President Jonathan had visited Joshua for prayer on that fateful day, perhaps Kaduna would still be with its Governor and the deaths of six men would have been averted...

Source: http://www.michaelokeje.com/2012/12/on-tb-joshuas-negative-prophecies-and.html

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