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Jobs/Vacancies / Re: Market Research Job In Abuja by dreamchaser90(m): 9:00pm On Sep 27, 2019
Gbengaolowe32:

Give me details

Well, as stated above, it's a market research job to be conducted in Abuja. If you're interested, then we can discuss the details like the specific research and pay.
Romance / Market Research Job In Abuja by dreamchaser90(m): 8:37pm On Sep 27, 2019
I need someone to carry out a simple market research in Abuja or it's environs. The task can be completed within a week or two and the pay is within the range of 10k to 20k Naira. 

Feel free to send me a pm here for details.

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Jobs/Vacancies / Market Research Job In Abuja by dreamchaser90(m): 7:53pm On Sep 27, 2019
I need someone to carry out a simple market research in Abuja or it's environs. The task can be completed within a week or two and the pay is within the range of 10k to 20k Naira.

Feel free to send me a pm here for details.
Programming / Re: Apple Developer Academy Naples Calling by dreamchaser90(m): 10:13pm On Jul 30, 2019
Hi Benqsimens,

I saw that you emailed me, but I couldn't reply because I lost access to the email I used here.

Now, back to your questions.

1. Sure, there are people like you. In fact, we have similar background because I'm also rounding up my Masters in Software Engineering. Basically it's a whole mix with people that had previous programming knowledge and others that don't. We even had guys that had working experience as software developers and just decided to try something new so you won't feel out of place.

2. I don't know the detailed info about them but it seems like the regional government covering southwestern Italy including Naples. I understand though that the scholarship funds comes from the EU.
Everyone admitted to the Academy gets a scholarship with no restrictions either from Apple(the top 5%) or from Regione Campania (the remaining students). That of Apple is constant while that of Regione Campania is officially subject to availability of funds. But in reality everyone is offered a scholarship. The total amount for 9 months is €7200 and after tax deductions I was left with about €6000.

3. On accommodation, it's better to network with other newly admitted students, there are Facebook groups for that. The university also has an international desk that helps with accommodation and there's a university dormitory although it's quite a distance from the academy. So you have the choice of either renting an apartment outside or staying in the dormitory. It's also better to resume about 1 week before the course commercement date to sort out accommodation issues.

4. Yes. The equipments are only for the duration of the course and you have to return them after graduation. But at the end of the course you'll have discounts on certain Apple products.

Goodluck in your application and again, if you need more info, don't hesitate to ask.

benqsimens:
Hi dreamchaser90,

thanks for the great explanation. I applied this year and would have some questions to you:

1. I will finished my masters in computer science, so coding is nothing new to me. As far as I read it can be still pretty cool to do the academy. What do you think? Have you seen may people like me there?

2. You wrote that everyone will get a scholarship from "Regione Campania". What is this? Does really everyone get it? What are the restrictions? (I'm from Germany) How much did you get?

3. Since I'm not an Italian: Is there a good website to find a flat in Napoli? Or maybe some shared flat for students?

4. You said that one will get equipped by apple products. I guess you have to return them afterwards?

Thanks a lot! �

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Programming / Re: Apple Developer Academy Naples Calling by dreamchaser90(m): 2:41am On Jun 22, 2019
Btw, the application deadline has been extended until June 28th 2019.
Jobs/Vacancies / Re: Apple Developer Academy Naples Calling by dreamchaser90(m): 2:40am On Jun 22, 2019
Btw, the application deadline has been extended until June 28th 2019.
Jobs/Vacancies / Re: Apple Developer Academy Naples Calling by dreamchaser90(m): 2:37am On Jun 22, 2019
donvicky2007:


Thanks for sharing this great opportunity, but my question is..... if one is invited to take the test in Naples who pays for the cost of travel, the candidate or the organization in collaboration with Apple.

what did they mean by Curriculum because we were asked to upload file in curriculum

Curriculum is your CV preferably in Europass format https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/documents/curriculum-vitae.
As for the cost of travel, you are completely responsible for that. You are only offered scholarship after you've been admitted into the Academy.
Programming / Re: Apple Developer Academy Naples Calling by dreamchaser90(m): 8:34pm On Jun 18, 2019
spoilerx:
but you can't apply from Nigeria, how would you write the test?

You can apply from anywhere. In fact one of the strong points of the Academy is the number of international students from outside the EU. As for writing the test, you'll need to apply for an Italian visa to take test in July. Getting the visa might be tricky from Nigeria but you could also write the Academy to request for an official invitation. Of course it's easier if you're already in the EU, but I also knew a guy that came from Algeria to take the test so it's doable.
Jobs/Vacancies / Apple Developer Academy Naples Calling by dreamchaser90(m): 11:08am On Jun 18, 2019
So today I just found out that the application for Academy Developer Academy is open and the deadline is already this Friday - that's the 21st of July. 

In case you're wondering what's this academy all about, well I was privileged to attend the Master class of the 2017/2018 session from October, 2017 to June, 2018. I will write later about my experience there but basically it's a partnership between the University of Naples and Apple Inc to offer training on iOS app development using Challenge Based Learning (CBL) model. The core study areas are Coding, Design and Business & Marketing. The course duration is about nine (9) months from the month of September/October to June. You don't need to have any prior knowledge about programming because you'll be taught the fundamentals. In addition, you'll gain all round knowledge beyond programming in areas such as teamwork, presentations, business, networking, marketing and basically most of what you need to become an entrepreneur. You'll also meet great people, the very young and not so young, from all walks of life, different countries and backgrounds. And did I mention the amazing Italian cuisines�. For the experience alone, it's definitely worth it. 

Application Process: 
The minimum qualification required is high school diploma/certificate and the application process is quite straightforward. You submit an application online and there'll be an assessment test in various Naples, London, Paris and Munich. I took mine in Naples, although as I was already within the Schengen zone, I didn't have to bother about Visa issues. But that's also not an issue because we had lots of students that came from far away US, Brazil, Mazico, Algeria and even Peru for the test. For the more information on how the structure of the test, you'll more information on the website and there is even now the option to practice online. 
After the assessment test, the top 550 students will be take a motivational interview by Skype and based on your score, the top 358 students will be invited to attend the academy. And then if you are outside of Italy, you can obtain a Visa by requesting for an official invitation from the Academy.

Funding/Living Cost:
The academy is totally free and the good thing is you don't have to bother about living cost. Apple provide all the students with the latest iPhone and Macbook Pro for the duration of the course (You also can loan any other Apple device you required during the course). There is an Apple scholarship for the top 5% of the students admitted into the Academy worth about 7200€. The other students (the remaining 95%) are also offered a similar scholarship by Regione Campania. The difference being that the scholarship from Regione Campania is taxed and is based on your attendance while that of Apple has no preconditions and is paid on time of course smiley.

Life after the Academy:
And what next after the Academy? Well, you have several options. Job fairs are held towards the end of the course. The demand for iOS Developers is quite high so you could also explore other opportunities in other European countries. Personally, I wasn't interested in staying back in Italy so I didn't apply for any job there. But I knew quite a number of foreign students that either took up employment in Italy or moved to other European countries mainly Germany.

Why attend? Well, if you're interested in technology or creating a technology focused, startup someday, then I strongly encourage you to apply. And as stated earlier, what you learn goes way beyond just software development. And finally, you get to meet amazing people, live in Naples and of course, have crazy fun smiley.

Link: 
https://www.developeracademy.unina.it/en/enrollment/

NB:
If you have any question, don't hesitate to ask.
Programming / Apple Developer Academy Naples Calling by dreamchaser90(m): 11:02am On Jun 18, 2019
So today I just found out that the application for Academy Developer Academy is open and the deadline is already this Friday - that's the 21st of July.

In case you're wondering what's this academy all about, well I was privileged to attend the Master class of the 2017/2018 session from October, 2017 to June, 2018. I will write later about my experience there but basically it's a partnership between the University of Naples and Apple Inc to offer training on iOS app development using Challenge Based Learning (CBL) model. The core study areas are Coding, Design and Business & Marketing. The course duration is about nine (9) months from the month of September/October to June. You don't need to have any prior knowledge about programming because you'll be taught the fundamentals. In addition, you'll gain all round knowledge beyond programming in areas such as teamwork, presentations, business, networking, marketing and basically most of what you need to become an entrepreneur. You'll also meet great people, the very young and not so young, from all walks of life, different countries and backgrounds. And did I mention the amazing Italian cuisines�. For the experience alone, it's definitely worth it.

Application Process:
The minimum qualification required is high school diploma/certificate and the application process is quite straightforward. You submit an application online and there'll be an assessment test in various Naples, London, Paris and Munich. I took mine in Naples, although as I was already within the Schengen zone, I didn't have to bother about Visa issues. But that's also not an issue because we had lots of students that came from far away US, Brazil, Mazico, Algeria and even Peru for the test. For the more information on how the structure of the test, you'll more information on the website and there is even now the option to practice online.
After the assessment test, the top 550 students will be take a motivational interview by Skype and based on your score, the top 358 students will be invited to attend the academy. And then if you are outside of Italy, you can obtain a Visa by requesting for an official invitation from the Academy.

Funding/Living Cost:
The academy is totally free and the good thing is you don't have to bother about living cost. Apple provide all the students with the latest iPhone and Macbook Pro for the duration of the course (You also can loan any other Apple device you required during the course). There is an Apple scholarship for the top 5% of the students admitted into the Academy worth about 7200€. The other students (the remaining 95%) are also offered a similar scholarship by Regione Campania. The difference being that the scholarship from Regione Campania is taxed and is based on your attendance while that of Apple has no preconditions and is paid on time of course�.

Life after the Academy:
And what next after the Academy? Well, you have several options. Job fairs are held towards the end of the course. The demand for iOS Developers is quite high so you could also explore other opportunities in other European countries. Personally, I wasn't interested in staying back in Italy so I didn't apply for any job there. But I knew quite a number of foreign students that either took up employment in Italy or moved to other European countries mainly Germany.

Why attend? Well, if you're interested in technology or creating a technology focused, startup someday, then I strongly encourage you to apply. And as stated earlier, what you learn goes way beyond just software development. And finally, you get to meet amazing people, live in Naples and of course, have crazy fun�.

Link:
https://www.developeracademy.unina.it/en/enrollment/

NB:
If you have any question, don't hesitate to ask.
Jobs/Vacancies / Re: Someone Should Please Review My Cv by dreamchaser90(m): 6:00pm On Feb 07, 2019
makurnini:
I need a good samaritan to review my cv and tell me why I cant find a job.

Your CV needs a lot of changes. A lot of spacing and formatting errors. Also, why is hobbies at the top? The general skills are just to many. Basically, you need to first identify the position you're applying, then you can create a CV to highlight your strength in those areas. Never create a general purpose CV, it has no use. Additionally, the general skills should be divided into groups because you're currently mixing Programming Languages, OS, Frameworks, Source control and BD.

I'll suggest that you follow the CV format recommended by Gayle Laakmann, the author of Cracking the Coding Interview. Here is the link https://www.careercup.com/resume.

And if you can, also find time to read the book.
Programming / Re: Why Waste 4 Years On Computer Science In University? by dreamchaser90(m): 7:58pm On Dec 28, 2018
vezycash:


Open your mind for 4 years. Nice one. If we're to talk accounting - for job purposes, ICAN is more important than the first degree. So easy course for first degree to "open your mind" and then take ICAN on the side. By the time you get out you're more employable than the accounting major.

You're a prime example of what I've been saying. Explain what your accounting management role and supply chain's got to do with your computer science degree.

From my experience, most places in the world, first degree is geared towards opening up your mind. Then in Masters/Ph.D you can choose an area to specialize. The aim is to start wide and further specialize in an area as you study further.

And as others have earlier pointer out, Computer Science is more just programming. It involves a whole lot more. Even areas not seemingly directly related to Computer Science are covered. So saying the four years is a waste, is not looking at the whole picture.

And even outside Nigeria, if you just studied Computer Science in the university, it doesn't equip one with the skills to enter the job market as a programmer. That is why universities offer students the opportunity to go on internships or have work placements in order to acquire these skills. The practical skills acquired in addition to the theoretical knowledge already inculcated, makes for a better programmer.

Now for the question about whether Computer Science knowledge acquired is relevant at work, I'll say it is. I've had occasions to apply theoretical Computer Science knowledge in solving some problems. But that might be so because I develop critical systems where every millisecond counts, so that might not be the norm.

I would advice though that if one is aiming to just become a programmer or be involved in software development in general, then studying Software Engineering is a better choice. Because I've also seen a lot of Computer Science graduates struggle with programming or software development in general.
Travel / Re: Abuja - Dubai Trip Advice Needed by dreamchaser90(m): 4:26pm On Oct 21, 2018
bespokeset:


Of course Emirates is numero uno on this route but like I said earlier Im trying to see if I can cut some cost here and there. The two airlines that present the opportunity are Egypt and Ethiopian Airlines. Cost savings could be as much as 600k for Egypt Air and over 300k for Ethiopian Airways. Yes there's the trade off of longer lay over between the two airlines. I am seeking any experience going through Cairo... the lay over time, accommodation arrangements by airline and if one could sneak in a brief city view. Addis Ababa isn't bad but I don't mind if I can trim the flight expense a bit further through the Cairo path.

Thank you for your heads up too.


I've used Egypt Air a couple of times. It was an overnight layover and the airline provided accommodation with transportation to and from the hotel. The hotel was OK and there were also opportunity to go on a quick tour of Cairo at night. Generally, I was satisfied with their services.

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Travel / Re: Travelling To Russia For The 2018 World Cup Let’s Meet Here by dreamchaser90(m): 10:59am On May 28, 2018
kalakutta:
I will be doing a road trip from Moscow to volgograd. I missed out on the train tickets. Any info on how I can hire a vehicle and driver for the trip. It will also be a good opportunity to experience Russia. .

There are always buses from Moscow to Volgograd, it takes about 15 hours. You can buy the tickets on the day of the trip close to the vokzal or online. Due to the World Cup, you might consider buying the tickets in advance online.
Politics / Re: Igbo's Don't Like Northerners? by dreamchaser90(m): 5:18pm On May 13, 2018
selemempe:
This is not true. Even a homogenous country like japan has poor ppl. The tribal and religious diff in nigeria is the reason we are almost not progressing. The bad leaders are a manifestation of tribe and religion. To grow we must divide along tribe and religion so dat govt can become inclusive. Nigeria is the 2nd country with the most diverse ethnic grouping after u.s....and the only country with almost equal moslems and xtians...how can we progress with such individuality

I disagree with you because the stats prove otherwise. Some of the world's poorest countries are mostly homogenous. Just to mention a few, Afghanistan(99.7% Muslims), Haiti(over 86% Christians), Uganda (84% Christians), Mali(92% Muslims).
If you've stated that most poor countries are religious, then I'll have no choice than to agree with you because poor countries almost always find an excuse in God, but that's by the way.

And note that some of the European countries also have major differences between different parts of the countries. Again, just to mention a few, the same issue of south and north is also present in Italy. In the Baltic countries, there are also issues between the Estonian, Latvian, Luthenian and Russian speaking people. Yet despite these differences, these countries still found a way to make things work. So no, I don't believe that our problem is mainly because of religious and tribal differences.
If it was just because of tribal differences, then most states would have been working. But as we can all see, the rot in the centre is carried over to the state and local government level where we cannot truthfully blame tribal differences.
Politics / Re: Igbo's Don't Like Northerners? by dreamchaser90(m): 12:51pm On May 13, 2018
Reelectbuhari:



okay....never to judge people by their labels......quite cool but I took exception to northern nigerian..........naaaah......

You know, it's very sad that while we're battling to correct the bad impression of Nigerians outside(the moment you state that you are a Nigerian, you are immediately associated with fraud, drugs and prostitution) and racism in general, then you come back home and your follow Nigerian has these preconceived ideas about his fellow Nigerian. Sadly, most of the people that hold these views have never visited and lived in other parts of Nigeria or even tried interacting with people outside their region. I guess it's comforting to stay in your cocoon and believe whatever you want about others.

I guess we can only work towards making sure that the upcoming generation don't hold these same views, else we doomed as a nation.
Politics / Re: Igbo's Don't Like Northerners? by dreamchaser90(m): 9:59am On May 13, 2018
HiddenShadow:



Are you a Middle Belt or Northerner person.?

Southern Kaduna. If Nigeria breaks, we'll definitely go with middle belt.

But it's really not about Northerners or Southerners. The effect of bad governance is affecting everyone.
Politics / Re: Igbo's Don't Like Northerners? by dreamchaser90(m): 9:54am On May 13, 2018
Reelectbuhari:


I hate lies and don't start with one......which northerners killed.....when we all know their target is igbos...

the only time I said northrners were killed is just of recent coz their leaders has refused to fulfil their promise....

pls I hate lies....
even my own family was product of una wicked lifestyle b4 we relocated from north......


Imagine two storey building razed and pulled down in broad day light.....what a wicked world and u here telling me northerners were also killed......rubbish

You can believe whatever you want to believe, like I said earlier, I have parents from both north and east so I have no reason to lie against either Igbos or Hausas.

If you truly lived in the north, then you should know that there were casualties on both sides. And during these riots, it's never about tribe but about whether you're a Muslim or a Christian. That's why in places like Kaduna, you have Muslim dominated areas and Christian dominated areas.

I truly just wish that all these energy we put towards fighting tribal e-wars is channeled towards holding our leaders responsible. Because at the end there are only two tribes in Nigeria, the rich and the poor.

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Politics / Re: Igbo's Don't Like Northerners? by dreamchaser90(m): 9:45am On May 13, 2018
Reelectbuhari:


ur mum is igbo....quite accepted and ur dad from north( a serious issue).....in conclusion u are a northerner of hausa-fulani origin except ur mum....

the only effect ur mum has on ur family which we know is dat she will try and control u people not to go too murderous extreme like a well known hausa fulani.

Now let me educate you a little. Not everyone in the north is Hausa or Fulani. It's like me assuming that everyone in southern Nigeria is Igbo or Yoruba. How does that sound?

We have hundreds of tribes in northern Nigeria that are not Hausa and have there own unique culture and tradition. So no, I'm not Hausa or Fulani. But even if I was, then I'll still be proud of my heritage. Everyone should be proud of there origins.

And again, using the wprd 'murderous' for whole group of people is so, so wrong. I've met people from different tribes, cultures, religion, nationalities, races and one thing I've learned, is never to judge people by labels.

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Politics / Re: Igbo's Don't Like Northerners? by dreamchaser90(m): 9:22am On May 13, 2018
HiddenShadow:


There is a difference between Self Defense and Attack.


Mention one attack by the Igbos

True, there is.
And also true is the fact that I've not heard of any riot that was started by Igbos in all those places I've been.

But the main topic at the beginning was about how Igbos view Hausas and I stand by my earlier submission that we have tribal bias in both tribes. So we shouldn't just label and judge people by their tribe or religion but by their deeds.
Politics / Re: Igbo's Don't Like Northerners? by dreamchaser90(m): 9:12am On May 13, 2018
HiddenShadow:




Big lie.

Igbos don't go about killing people because they have God's heart in them unlike Hausa Fulani people.


They are more good hearted people amongst the Igbos than in Hausa Fulani people.

Unfortunately, I've witnessed riots in Jos, Kafanchan and Kaduna. Even though you can blame one side for starting it, both sides were also guilty of killings.
Sad, but true.

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Politics / Re: Igbo's Don't Like Northerners? by dreamchaser90(m): 9:09am On May 13, 2018
HiddenShadow:




My friend's father was murdered by his Hausa Fulani Electrician during that riot.

Something an Igbo man will never do to his Hausa Fulani customer.


Many people were killed during the the countless riots in the north, it wasn't just Igbos. People were killed purely based on religion. My family lost everything and my sisters only barely escaped with their lives even though we are northerners although Christians. Just as we had Hausas that also lost their lives and properties.

Don't make the riots just about Igbos.

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Politics / Re: Igbo's Don't Like Northerners? by dreamchaser90(m): 9:01am On May 13, 2018
This is not about tribe, ethnicity or even race because in any group of people, we have both the good and the bad. There are Igbos that discriminate or have preconceived motions about Hausas or northerners in general(I won't use the hate, because it's too strong a word to use here). Same as we have Hausas or Northerners that discriminate or have preconceived notions about Igboes or Southerners in general.

We really need to start judging people based on their deeds and not tribe, ethnicity or religion. Btw, my mom is Igbo while dad is from the north so I've seen and experience both worlds.
Travel / Re: How Did You Raise Funds For Your First Trip Abroad? by dreamchaser90(m): 3:13pm On May 12, 2018
I was awarded a BEA Scholarship under the Federal Scholarship Board so all expenses were covered by the Federal government.

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Travel / Re: General German Visa Enquiries Part 3 by dreamchaser90(m): 6:24pm On Jun 26, 2017
Blackanada:


Boss can I hit you up on dm? I want to b know what you application profile was like cos I'm also considering applying to Saarland.

Yes, of course you can.
Politics / Re: Clear Pics Fulani Herdsmen Using People For Suya PICS by dreamchaser90(m): 9:51pm On Mar 18, 2017
@op
Have you confirmed the above information?
Are you sure of these allegations?
How can you share such information without knowing the veracity or truthfulness of what you are sharing?
Education / Re: Top Five Reasons Why Students Miss Out Of Scholarship Opportunities by dreamchaser90(m): 8:36pm On Jan 14, 2017
There are a lots of scholarships, the problem is most students don't search. Or even when they find such scholarships, they just conclude that you must know someone in order to get it. I got a federal government scholarship without knowing someone at the top and I know lot friends who did same.
Additionally, not all scholarship require English language test and even if a language test is required, it is worth it. Sure getting a scholarship doesn't come easy, but the benefits far outweigh the stress.
The point is if you try, you might or might not succeed. But if you don't try, you definitely will not succeed.

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Education / Re: Bilateral Education Agreement (BEA) Scholarship Awards - 2017/2018 by dreamchaser90(m): 11:55pm On Jan 12, 2017
valentine44:

i am not angry wit any one
i am not fighting any one
i am not in this site to seek
any information from anybody concerning the BEA Scholarship... Because i hv many beneficiary of d scholarship ...
am just here to help some people...
but few people ... and i hv gotten d required number....
so anybody saying any other thing dose not concern me....

You might have valid reasons, but by sharing whatever information you have here, a lot more people can benefit and more will also contribute.
I am also a FSB scholarship student and can contribute easily contribute here.

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