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|Gaming / Re: Official Football Manager Thread For PC by mrinfo(m): 11:25pm On May 19, 2015|
Please can anyone help with how to get FM 2014 for PC. The ones I have got show fake player names and the name cheat isn't working.
I really miss playing this game and want to be back in the groove. Help a brother!
|TV/Movies / 4 Highest Budget Movies In Nollywood In 2014 by mrinfo(m): 10:39pm On May 07, 2015|
This movies took the most millions to produce in 2014 thus the name 'high budget'
Each one cost at least 1 million dollars to produce;
Head Gone is a comedy movie fielding an A list of comedians and celebrities including Bright Okpocha (Basketmouth), Ali Baba, Tuface Idibia etc.
The movie is estimated to have cost about $1 million dollars to produce.
30 Days in Atlanta
The wave making movie by comedian Ayo Magun (AY) featured known Hollywood actresses; Lynn Whitfield, Vivica Fox. The movie shot in Nigeria and in Atlanta, USA cost more than a million dollars budget.
It had a strong showing in the cinemas running endlessly for weeks and raking in close to $2 million dollars by estimates of industry practitioners.
October 1 is a 2014 Nigerian dark psychological thriller film written by Tunde Babalola, produced and directed by Kunle Afolayan. It stars Sadiq Daba, Kayode Olaiya, David Bailie, Kehinde Bankole, Kanayo O. Kanayo, Fabian Adeoye Lojede, Nick Rhys, Kunle Afolayan, Femi Adebayo, Bimbo Manuel, Ibrahim Chatta and introducing Demola Adedoyin.
Half of a Yellow Sun
The movie ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ is argued by many critics not to be a Nollywood or Nigerian movie citing the fact that it had foreign lead actors and may have been directed and produced from outside the shores of Nigeria. However some also do argue it is a Nigerian movie with a Nigerian story shot in Nigeria.
Half of a Yellow Sun had a budget of $10 million.
|Business / Re: Simple, No Holds Barred Strategy To Becoming A Millionaire In 2 Years by mrinfo(m): 10:37pm On Apr 07, 2015|
|Business / Re: 8 Very Powerful Things In Business And Labour Market They Don't Teach In Schools by mrinfo(m): 4:22pm On Feb 09, 2015|
Very very. To think that many lecturers who teach business courses in school don't even know what it takes to run a coffee shop
|Business / 8 Very Powerful Things In Business And Labour Market They Don't Teach In Schools by mrinfo(m): 3:31pm On Feb 09, 2015|
There will always continue to be the argument on whether college or university prepares the average individual for success in the real world.
Of course college has its uses. There is abundant theoritical knowledge on almost any discipline you can think of. Still I hardly know of any successful fellow who made success based only on what he/she learnt at the university. There are many things college doesn’t prepare you for;
1. Networking: Funny how our universities do not deem it fit to develop a very practical curriculum on interpersonal relationships and networking. The benefits for the average graduate will be enormous. Many leave college still shy and unable to connect effectively with people that will link them faster to their ambitions. If you’ve been to a typical Nigerian higher institution you will have enough academic workload on your hands that you may really not have time to learn the skills that matter later in life (networking included).
Joining clubs with focus and involving in students unionism all helped me learn how to relate and meet up with people but it wasn’t easy. You did all that at your own peril or risk. So what it means is that to learn people skills you have to mix and interact, rack up meaningful relationships especially with people higher up the ladder than yourself. If the colleges would teach that most of our young people will have a tool that will serve them well in business and career.
2. Selling: Have you noticed how many graduates have the phobia for selling anything even themselves. In the past two years I had interviewed quite a lot of graduates for positions within my new company and found one alarming thing; All of them didn’t want to be put where they’ll have to sell anything to anyone or convince anyone to buy anything.
How the hell are you expecting to be paid if you don’t want to sell. All companies make money by selling something and those who are willing and prove to the company that they can sell and pull in the profits have an edge over any others any time any day. I watched appalled as all of the job seekers I interviewed dodged from any marketing or sales related job. Everybody wanted to be in the office pushing papers and generally doing nothing. We had enough office staff but very little marketing guys who could help double or triple revenue. It was not acceptable.
How do our universities not teach students how to sell. Selling is vastly important.
– When seeking a contract you sell yourself and your company to the client
– You sell yourself to the Interviewer, trying to convince him to hire you
– You sell yourself to investors asking them to invest in your startup or idea
– You sell yourself to that pretty girl you met in the banking hall because you want to date her
– You sell yourself to your boss at that’s why you always want to impress and get that raise or promotion you need so badly.
All we do everyday is sell, sell and sell some more.
How better we will be if our colleges and universities can teach us how to do that.
3. Fundraising: Getting funded is one of the biggest challenges to small and medium scale businesses and tech startups in Nigeria. The funds sit in bank vaults but are extremely difficult to get hold of. I wish I had a course (something like Funding 312) when I was in college probably taught by an established businessman who had to raise his own funds and not by a white haired, stooping professor of Business Administration whose only experience in running a business was at age 9 when he helped his mum sell groceries.
If experienced business gurus and CEOs were to hold fundraising and capital sourcing classes at least one semester for each student many graduates would have had it easier going into business for themselves and giving birth to the ideas that run riot in their minds.
|Business / Re: 17 Most Valuable Startup Companies In Nigeria 2015 by mrinfo(m): 3:21pm On Feb 09, 2015|
Good! Work on it and it could be on the next list
|Business / 17 Most Valuable Startup Companies In Nigeria 2015 by mrinfo(m): 11:10am On Feb 09, 2015|
While there remain numerous small fishes, barely making revenue and unsure of being in operation month to month, a few startups are already showing the way and getting valued at encouraging prices.
So we took a long, deep look at the very best of Nigeria’s most valuable startups taking into consideration estimated valuations as at their last fundraise, rough estimate of revenue and market value and social media/web influence. This list is by no means ordered by biggest or smallest
Jumia is one of the two biggest, generalist ecommerce startups operating in Nigeria. Originally the brain-child of the famed Rocket Internet operation Jumia which now appears to be part of Africa Internet Group a leading global startup incubator with special focus on ecommerce.
Konga is the other big ecommerce company in the country. Founded by Sim Shagaya a tested entrepreneur in 2012 Konga has grown to become the major competitor with Jumia in the ecommerce space. Both have raised tens of millions of dollars to help their various push to capture the ecommerce market.
Iroko Partners (IrokoTV)
IrokoTV, founded by Jason Njoku and Bastian Gotter is the poster boy of Nigeria’s tech startup ecosystem. Iroko Partners the parent company owns IrokoTV, a platform for video on demand (VOD) content from Nigeria’s Nollywood industry and more recently even from Bollywood, Hollywood and other movie/film production environment. IrokoTV is currently valued at around $50 million after having raised millions of dollars from Tiger Global Investment and a few other investors.
Kuluya is a game development company funded by SPark, the local seed investment firm founded by Jason Njoku, Bastian Gotter and Jason’s wife Remmy. As at its last funding Kuluya was valued at $2 million. Kuluya gas developed over 100 game titles with titles like ‘Oga at the Top’ tapping into social and online memes at the time.
Jobberman, one of the top jobs websites in Nigeria was started by the trio; Opeyemi Awoyemi, Ayodeji Adewunmi and Olalekan Olude in 2009 during the famed ASUU strike. After getting funds from a local angel investor Jobberman got a $1 million series A investment led by Tiger Global Management. It has since become part of the One Africa Media group which also comprise of Cheki (car listing site) and Brighter Monday (a job site in Kenya). Jobberman is worth at least a few million dollars.
Dealdey is an online shopping and daily deals site that connects users to various ongoing deals from sellers. The Deal site was Sim Shagaya’s previous startup before he moved on to find Konga. Dealdey is understood to have raised substantial amounts of money but it is not clear how much and on what valuation.
Privateproperty is a property listing website that boasts of listing over 20,000 properties for sale and rent.
Paga is a payment solution provider that primarily enables people make payments and transfer money via their mobile phones. It also recently introduced its own merchant online payment processor to enable people make payments and receive money online.
Tolet is another of the major players in the online property rental and sale listing sector. It is backed by Spark.
Easytaxi is a cab/taxi booking app that is backed by Rocket Internet. It’s taxi hailing service is also available in about 27 other countries.
Ngcareers is one of Nigeria’s top jobs sites. It prides itself as a job and career platform and provides aside job opportunity information, insights and career information to enable users make better career choices. Ngcareers has attained its position in Nigeria’s job and recruitment industry via bootstrapping and self funding by the co-founders.
Drinks is Nigeria’s number one drink store helping people book and get drinks of all types delivered to their location of choice. Drinks.ng is one of the several startups backed by Spark.
full list - http://nairabrains.com/2015/02/nigerias-17-most-valuable-internet-companiesstartups-valuation-websocial-media-influence/
|Business / NCC Block Buhari And APC Fundraising Platforms by mrinfo(m): 5:03pm On Jan 23, 2015|
A couple of initiatives put up by the Buhari Campaign Organisation and his party the All Progressive Congress (APC) in order to raise funds for his electioneering campaign has been blocked by the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC).
Some hours after the APC announced its online and mobile based fundraising platforms the NCC made moves to scupper it. One of the initiatives by the APC was to launch an sms based fundraising system which enables mobile phone users to donate N100 to the Buhari campaign by texting to a particular short code; 35350. The 35350 sms platform was shut down as the NCC directed Telcos not to run or promote any partisan campaign.
We learnt that before this was shut down the Buhari campaign organisation had already received donations from 5,400 people which amounted to N540,000 (would be much less when you deduct the customary high percentages taken by the Telecom companies).
Another initiative banned was the scratch card platform where people could buy a Buhari scratch card in order to donate.
According to Fashola, the NCC shut down the platform on Wednesday afternoon after it wrote to the telecom operators not to carry such messages.
“The NCC has shut down the 35350 platform for sending N100 message to the Buhari fund raising campaign yesterday afternoon. Before it was shut down, 5400 people had contributed N100 to the Buhari campaign fund using the platform,” he said.
Fashola added that since Wednesday, he had been receiving messages from people wanting to contribute that they could not get through to the line because NCC had shut it down.
He said in 2010, the same platform was granted by the NCC to raise fund for the Jonathan-Sambo campaign, while appealing to the president to direct NCC to restore the platform as the people’s freedom was being gagged.
The governor restated that it entered into business relationship with the telecom operators and was never a political issue to make them partisan.
source: NairaBrains.com - business, tech, people
|Religion / Re: Stop Financing Pastor's Extravagant Lifestyle With Your Tithe! by mrinfo(m): 1:25pm On Jan 18, 2015|
And since when is the Pastor your responsibility? Is his hands broken that he cannot work. Does your Pastor do more work than Paul of the new testament did? Yet Paul clearly was a lawyer and still mended tents for a living so that he will not be a burden to the church of Christ.
Yuk!! Inability to think and question critically is the worst thing that can happen to a human.
|Politics / Re: Under GEJ: Profile Of Most Notable Things That Happpened Under Goodluck by mrinfo(m): 7:37pm On Jan 06, 2015|
If majority of the listed events above happened or were not curtailed and it wasn't GEJ's fault then maybe it's the fault of you and I abi? or maybe the devil oversaw the affairs of the country for the past 4 years. SMH
List any positive events that took place under him to counterbalance the ones in the thread. That is why I asked for inputs
|Politics / Under GEJ: Profile Of Most Notable Things That Happpened Under Goodluck by mrinfo(m): 7:24pm On Jan 06, 2015|
It's election time and lies are in abundance as the leaders seek reelection and opposition seek to oust the incumbents.
Courtesy of a new twitter trend "#UnderGEJ' take a look at some of the most high profile events and occurences that took place under Goodluck Jonathan's watch and conclude if the present government deserves a chance or not.
1. $20 Billion Missing: This was an alarm raised by the former CBN governor. This eventually set him on the war part against the Presidency. No proof or further digging into the veracity of the alledged financial mess was made.
2. Borno Massacre
3. National Immigration Service Job test (Stampede and Deaths): The whole nation was stunned as the federal government through one of its agencies - the Immigration service took billions for hundreds of thousands of young Nigerians, packed them into stadiums across the country for a job test. A few died in some venues as young people struggled to do the test. Till today - no resignation, no demands from the President to the Immigration chiefs and Minister of Interior on fishing out culprits for the insult against the people. And more particularly no jobs were given. Money taken was never refunded and no one knows who ate the billions.
4. Adamawa Massacre
5. Abuja Bomb Blast
6. Dana Crash
7. Maiduguri Massacre
8. Kidnap of the Chibok Girls
16. Add more if you can remember
|Education / 3 Months Internship Work For Students And Graduates Awaiting Call Up by mrinfo(m): 11:33am On Dec 22, 2014|
If you are a student looking for a challenging and interesting place to do your industrial training attachment, learn skills and make some money or
You are a graduate awaiting call up for NYSC and in need of a short (3 month) work this may be for you
Data Entry Assistant
Duration: 3 months or more
To work with an online startup company in Enugu.
Upload and publish content on the company's CMS
Handle some assigned administrative duties
You are just required to have practical knowledge of MS Word and browsing the internet on a PC
Interested persons must be living in Enugu or able to live in Enugu during the period without assistance.
Send your brief CV or information to paul at ngcareers . com or call 07065190548 on or before Friday 26th Dec, 2014.
|Autos / Anyone Owned A Nissan Primera Here Before? How Reliable Is The Car? by mrinfo(m): 4:38pm On Dec 15, 2014|
Please anyone who has had some driving experience with or has owned a Nissan Primera (from 2002 model upwards) will you kindly let me know how you rate the car in terms of reliability.
Thanks in advance
|Career / 2 Strategies To Sniff Out Scarce Job Openings Ahead Of Others by mrinfo(m): 10:50am On Oct 15, 2014|
The situation of the job market in Nigeria means that jobseekers are in a mini-war; it’s a survival of the most connected, smartest and fastest scenario. Thousands of people out there are looking for the same jobs you are also on the lookout for. So the question is how do you outsmart others and get information on jobs that ordinarily will not be openly advertised.
A very good percentage of available jobs in Nigeria do not get advertised openly. Only the ones with insider access to information stand a chance of being hired. A good number of graduates I know working today got hired on jobs that weren’t openly advertised. So as you apply for jobs on job sites in Nigeria you also need to have a plan B as a way of getting hold of unadvertised or scarce job opportunities.
1. Become visible where employers usually search for candidates
A very high number of jobs don’t get advertised so how do you ensure you get a chance of being considered for these kind of good jobs?
Simple. Put yourself where you can be found.
If you are a serious career person your career profile should be on Ngcareers, your professional profile should be on LinkedIn. And to a lesser extent you should be on Twitter.
For the first two they are places hundreds of recruiters and employers go to search for and appraoch candidates whose profile show suitable skills and experience for the job opening they want to fill. You can join Ngcareers here and create your career profile in less than 2 minutes.
2. Engage in the Right Conversations
Right now Twitter seems to be the best place online to engage with other players in an industry of your interest. It’s easier there to connect with decision makers, managers and other C-level players.
Your approach should be to show value and never ask anyone upfront for a job. Use the 160 character limit to present a concise decription of yourself. Follow the right people, find relevant bits of information in your preferred career area and improve as much as you can while joining in conversations that will boost your chances of getting to know about openings.
source: Ngcareers.com - where professionals enhance their visibility to employers
|Career / How To Switch Careers Successfully As A Professional by mrinfo(m): 10:41am On Oct 15, 2014|
Switching careers is never a small feat not to talk of doing it successfully. Just what does it take to decide you no longer want to be a banker for instance and instead pursue a life long desire in human resources?
Difficult I can tell you.
The level of difficulty depends on the person involved.
Man naturally has so much inertia; we really would avoid leaving a decent career to go into something new all over again with all the uncertainties that come with it.
However as with most human endeavours you can switch careers successfully if you are truly determined and willing to do what it takes for a smooth transition.
While I cannot give a 100 percent fail proof plan to switching careers the below tips will help you get the transition safely done. And when you finally set up on your new career you can come back for the thanksgiving.
Be Sure of What You Really Want to Do
Before you decide to leave your current career path it’s very essential to know exactly what else you intend to move into. The importance of knowing cannot be over-emphasized as at this stage you do not need to act on hunches.
Find out All You Can About the New Path
Dig into researching your new and intended career path. What opportunities are available?
Do the SWOT
At your current status are you adequately equipped to make a successful switch? If not what skills and knowledge do you require to be able to compete very well when you make the step over.
Start the Upgrade
When you have done the basic analysis of what you have versus what is required that you may be lacking the next is to allocate some time to preparing and upgrading your professional arsenal to the required level. When you achieve this it not only makes your transition smoother you can actually start at a level maybe higher than where you currently are.
What’s Your Entry Point
Now the qualifications thing brings us to evaluating your possible entry points. Especially when you are switching between two different career and profession paths you will need to be realistic about where you can get in. The level you currently occupy as an accounting professional may not be comparable to what you will expect if you switch to something like investment banking for instance.
Chances are that given your experience and knowledge level you may realistically have to enter the investment banking world at a level lower than what you occupied as an accounting or audit professional.
So the key here is to be realistic and explore the various entry points possible for your unique situation.
Searching for Opportunities (Revamping your CV)
At this level you will have to position your profile and conduct your job search in two ways; active and passive job search. Whereas actively searching will require you to sign up to job sites, go through various industry sources of vacancies regularly for passive search you might want to create a very compelling profile/resume and sign up for Ngcareers premium job match service. The essence of the passive search is that while you may not have to search and apply to job adverts regularly your resume is visible to employers and companies on talent databases and thus when searches for candidates with similar requirements which your profile matches you can get invites or contacted by head hunters.
Strategic networking is the other third way you can start looking for opportunities.
When to Make the Leap
In these harsh economic times you simply should not wake up one morning and leave your current job because you are hopeful of making a switch. For instance resign your current job only when you have agreed terms with at least one organisation with an offer letter to prove you have something concrete.
Ngcareers.com - Let the right opportunities find you
|Jobs/Vacancies / Re: Planning For A Successful Career After National Youth Service by mrinfo(m): 10:06pm On Oct 14, 2014|
|Jobs/Vacancies / Planning For A Successful Career After National Youth Service by mrinfo(m): 9:50pm On Oct 14, 2014|
This week another batch of hundreds of thousands of Nigerians will be leaving the youth service programme and for many they don't even know what next...
Why Waiting till end of your service is a great mistake
Just like in their undergraduate days many graduates undergoing the National Youth service see their service year as not a timeto plan for their career future. Instead they wallow in the fun of the moment as youth corpers and believe tomorrow thinks for itself.
The truth is the moment you take off that khaki the federal government doesn’t care a hoot about you. You simply join the hundreds of thousands of others who have passed out before you and are now looking for jobs to keep body and soul together.
When I was serving the fatherland I recall that on the day we officially ceased being youth corpers a couple of my corpers friends were afraid to leave their rented rooms in Abeokuta back to the Southeast. It dawned on them that they were not certain of what the world out there holds for them. One of them did not actually know what next to do; he was only sure of one thing – that he never wanted to go back to live with his parents in Enugu. As i packed my bag to leave Abeokuta I asked if he wasn’t planning on leaving that day. He shook his head and said since his rent still ran for up to a month that h would likely spend some more time alone weighing his options and planning his next line of action.
As for me I already had stuff going on that I was eager to leave Abeokuta and face squarely. However I still felt pity for those guys; it was clear they had realised they came to the crossroads.
So you see the one year you spend as a youth corp member is supposed to be a year of rigorous planning and identifying the opportunities and directions you want to pursue.
Here are some tips on how to plan for a successful career during your 1 year service of the fatherland;
Start Planning on What Exactly You Want to Pursue after Service
While you may be doing whatever job you are assigned to do at your Place of Primary Assignment (PPA) you must never lose sight of the fact that you should plan on exactly what you want to do after your service. Do you wish to work for yourself or get a job in a certain blue chip company? Define what it is you want to do and move to the next step
Acquire needed professional skills
Narrowing down on what you desire to pursue as a career after service will obviously help you decide what skills and knowledge you lack currently and that are needed for success in the path you have chosen.
As soon as you are clear on the analysis of what you need the service year is a good time to embark on aggressive skills acquisition and self improvement. Most likely you will have plenty of time on your hands that you shouldn’t waste. Join professional organisations, get online and start bringin yourself up to date in your area of interest.
Start your job hunting months ahead of schedule
If you have identified clearly the sort of jobs and career you are interested in it is advisable to commence your active job search a few months before you pass out from service. Many graduates have landed jobs this way as it helps you make mistakes, send your profile to as many targets as possible when the pressure to sustain yourself isn’t yet fully on you. Create a professional career profile for yourself and join career platforms like Ngcareers.
Start identifying internship opportunities
One of the best ways to get your foot in the door in your dream career is to seek internship opportunities where you will be trained and given the chance to prove your worth. Internship opportunities are not that rampant so you woud have to know where to search.
You can search for internship and trainee opportunities on Ngcareers and any other decent job site.
Look for the right business opportunities (if that’s where your inclination lies)
If you are like some of us and interested in hustling on your own then your service year is a fantastic time to plan and prepare for this.
Your service year can be used to prepare in the following ways;
- Identify your passion area and entrepreneurship ideas you want to pursue
- Save some amount of money to help you as take off capital (to do this you will have to work on several jobs like take up teaching in one or two schools, do any job around that will fetch you some extra thousands of naira per month)
- If you are interested and passionate about it and have the tools you can take up online business and start something in an area of interest. If you go at it in the 10 months or so you may end up having a sustainable online business you can focus on after your service. You can check this blog if you are interested in exploiting work from home and online business models.
source: Ngcareers.com - jobs, companies, discovery
|Business / Best TV Adverts In 2014 by mrinfo(m): 9:19pm On Oct 12, 2014|
This year has witnessed a lot of advert campaigns on TV. Which five TV adverts do you judge as the best in terms of relevance of message, and level of interest it generates among viewers?
|Politics / Nigeria's 10 Richest Pastors 2014 (exclusive List) by mrinfo(m): 8:54pm On Sep 30, 2014|
Nairabrains, a fast-growing business & tech blog has released an updated list of 10 richest pastors after wholesome research. 3 years ago we published a well received list of Nigeria's 5 richest pastors and how they make their money.
This current list is an expanded one and you should see the preachers of the word in Nigeria who are worth millions of dollars and own the flashiest cars and in some case luxurious private jets.
10. Lazarus Muoka
The Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Renewal Ministry
With a knack for commercial hustling which his contempoaries in the business world will find highly admirable this founder and head of the Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Renewal Ministry has over the past decade built a church of gigantic proportions in the country whose majority membership consist of the poor, struggling and ever hopeful masses.
Pastor Muoka’s church was the first to commercialise promotional materials such as the cheap apron like wears his members have come to be known for. Holding commercial crusades and rallies the Lord’s Chosen has become a mega church with countless vehicles, and increasing branches all over the country.
9. Wole Oladiyun
Christ Livingspring Apostolic Ministry
Pastor Wole Oladiyun is the founder of wave-making Christ Livingspring Apostolic Ministry popularly known as CLAM. While it is claimed he has businesses set up before going on ministerial training Pastor Wole owns a private school in Lagos, has extensive real estate investments, farm, an event centre among other investments.
8. Matthew Ashimolowo
Kingsway International Christian Centre KICC
Pastor Matthew is reported to have an annual salary of $200,000 at his Kingsway International Christian Centre. Today, his Kingsway International Christian Center is reportedly the largest Pentecostal church in the whole of the United Kingdom. His wealth comes from various business interests which includes a media company.
7. Chris Okotie
Household of God Church
While not having the massive followership and church membership of most of his contemporaries in this list Pastor Okotie has certainly carved a niche for himself in the upper class as his church in Lagos is mostly attended by the affluent and celebrity class. What he lacks in quantity he certainly got covered in quality.
A former pop musician he is an avid car collector having several flashy and exotic rides in his garage including a Rolls Royce Coupe 2014 edition worth N150 million. The former three time presidential aspirant is worth between $5 – $10 million dollars.
6. Mike Okonkwo
The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM)
A former banker Mike Okonkwo left the business world to start off as a pastor for another church before deciding to set up the Redeemed Evangelical Mission. One of his several financial controversies include accepting donations from renowned advanced fee fraud guru Emmanuel Nwude.
He is one of the creme de la creme of the gospel who own a private jet. The church’s auditorium completed in 2011 was estimated to have gulped 2 billion sourced mostly from friends and worshippers in the ministry.
5. Ayodele Oritsejafor
Word of Life Bible Church
The man in the eyes of the news recently for all the wrong reasons is the Senior Pastor of Word of Life bible church. He is also the current President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria.
Oritsejafor owns at least two private jets and recently got in the news when one of his jets was used in a suspected money laundering case involving 2 Nigerians and 1 Isreali with $9.3 million dollars on board. His ministry owns amongst other things a micro-finance bank.
Earlier this year he dedicated a 40,000 capacity church auditorium worth N500 million.
4. Temitope Joshua
Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN)
His church, the Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) has become a sort of miracle Mecca to people from all over Africa coming to seek one thing or the other. He is one of Nigeria’s richest clergymen and made the top ten richest in the world as compiled by Forbes. His church has only one branch in Nigeria but currently has branches in Ghana, the UK, South Africa and Greece.
Most of his wealth is believed to have come through donations and his relationships with the high and mighty in several parts of Africa. He has entertained several heads of state in Africa at his Synagogue Church.
3. Enoch Adeboye
Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG)
The Pastor who owns a Gulfstream jet is also founder of the Redeemer University. His church the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) is arguably the largest in the country with branches in almost every neighbourhood in many states.
2. Chris Oyakhilome
Believers’ Loveworld Ministries (aka Christ Embassy)
Worth an estimated $30 – $50 million the stylish preacher was at the center of a $35 million money laundering last year during which he was accused of looting and laundering church money to foreign accounts.
His empire include media and publishing outfits like Loveworld TV and an ultra modern printing company in Lagos, a record label, hotels and extensive real estate.
1. David Oyedepo
Living Faith Ministries (aka Winners Chapel)
This wealthy pastor is always on top of the list of richest Nigerian pastors no matter how the compilation is made. We earlier estimated his networth to be around $150 million but we believe he should be worth more than that now.
Bishop Oyedepo has, since our last rich pastors list, slapped an alledged witch during a service in his church, and increased his networth by several million dollars. Owner of a Gulfstream V jet and at least 2 other private aircrafts he is also the chancellor of Covenant University. He owns the very expensive Kingdom Heritage schools with branches in several Nigerian cities.
Church members contributed heavily towards the establishment of these schools and more universities which are underway but very few are able to pay the exorbitant school fees required in the schools.
He owns Dominion Publishing, his media and publishing arm via which he has published over 70 books on various aspects of religion and success creation. With rumours of plans to establish an airline, numerous high value cars and more private jets than any other clergy in Nigeria Bishop Oyedepo David is the undisputed wealthiest pastor in the land.
|Business / Re: Exclusive List Of Top 10 Richest Pastors In Nigeria 2014 by mrinfo(m): 6:28pm On Sep 30, 2014|
|Career / Things You Should Remove From Your CV Now by mrinfo(m): 3:16pm On Sep 25, 2013|
It only takes and employer or a recruiter about 30 seconds to scan through your CV/resume before deciding whether it is worth keeping aside or taking a longer and closer look at. It has been established that in addition to the design and layout (degree to which your CV is arranged and pleasing to the eye) the most important thing that attracts the glancing employer to take a closer look at your CV is the content.
During that 30 seconds you don’t want the employer seeing things that will mostly kill off your chances of getting a deeper look-in and possible consideration. You don’t want irrelevant messages and content in your CV because the more irrelevant information you leave there the more unlikely it is that your CV will hold the attention of the employer. And what you ideally want is for the employer/recruiter to be held by your CV and make him shortlist your application for possible future interviews. That in effect is the work of your CV. To make your CV achieve its mission here are things you should set about removing from your CV now.
I cannot, for the life of me, understand what purpose a picture of your smiling (or even sober) face will do for you in your CV. Unless you are applying for a job where physical attractiveness is of high importance or applying for a modelling gig I don’t see why you should paste photos of yourself or any other thing for that matter on your CV.
I still come across CVs where the owners can’t just do away with their portraits on it. It profits you nothing and depending on whom you sent your CV to might even cost you a chance to be considered. What you want is for the employer to see your work accomplishments and compelling information on why you are a good fit for the job not for him to admire your looks on your CV!
2. Unnecessary Personal Information
While drawing up your CV or talking to friends they may advise you add all sorts of information to your CV including religious affiliation (who cares what you worship) and even personal passions that have no bearing whatsoever to your professional/career goals or even to the job you are pursuing.
Revealing too much personal information will open the doors of discrimination against you even as many of the information do not have any relation to your ability on the job. Including too many useless personal information will tend to only make your CV longer and not necessarily better.
However there are some personal information that you might include because they have some relevance to the job you’re applying for. For instance if you are applying for a Regional Sales Manager job with a Tennis ball manufacturer and you are an avid tennis player it is perfectly sound to include your hobby of tennis. If you are applying to an NGO mentioning your volunteering experience will surely put your CV in a good light.
The key is to think through each information before including it. Does it make any improvement for your case? Will including that personal information (possibly about your religion, political affiliation etc) open up discriminatory doors against you?
Here are a couple of useless personal information we see in candidates’ CVs:
- “I’m father to three wonderful children and divorced.”
- “I have political sympathy for ABC party.”
3. Reasons for Leaving Your Former Job
If you have worked before there are chances that you may have left your one or two former jobs in a way you’d prefer not to have happened.
You are under no obligation to reveal why you left a previous job. If it comes up in an interview, address the question honestly. But you certainly don’t have to volunteer this information up front. You should never include ‘reasons for leaving your former job’ on your CV. You only tackle the issue when asked during interviews.
|Career / Re: National Association Of Unemployed Graduates Openly Invites Trustees And Members by mrinfo(m): 3:51pm On Sep 24, 2013|
As regards the issue of Trustees you can reach me via chukswriter[a]yahoo.com I'll be willing to help this solid association.
Also I think the leadership of this association needs much more importantly clear action plans not just rhetorics. Action plans should be broadly in form of two directions;
a) Self help initiatives and collaborations (this is vitally important and more achievable)
b) pressure and lobby: initiatives and strategy towards getting governments (at federal and state levels) to initiate policies and remove stumbling blocks to job creation.
There are certainly a few ideas towards the above. Again you guys can actually make a difference. Any executive of the association can hit me up to get started on practical steps to achieve the above. Email: chukswriter[a]yahoo.com.
|Career / Most Searched Jobs In Nigeria In 2013 by mrinfo(m): 3:26pm On Sep 24, 2013|
While Job Search and Employment data in Nigeria is hugely unavailable and where available is defragmented one of the country's fastest growing job and career platform Ngcareers has released some data on most searched jobs so far this year.
Enter Ngcareers Blog
The sample data used was from our database which we believe represent the overall job search pattern in Nigeria.Note: Our analysis and checks has shown that most Nigeria internet users (including job seekers) prefer to click on links in a site rather than using the search box. Hence, our research focused only on actually job search (a user using the search box on our site).
We reviewed over 200,000 search terms of various variations from our database to arrive at this result.
From our analysis the most searched Jobs within the period in review was Accountant which had about 4% of total searches, followed by Engineering, Director of Research , Graduate Trainee with 4%, 3%,3% total searches.
Note that various variations of search are being conducted, most closely related but this research focused on unique keyword searches.
Here is the top 50 most search job titles/ keywords in Nigeria between January 2013 and June 2013.
With over hundred vacancies listed for accountant position between January and June 2013. Accountant was the most search job title amongst our users within this period. This is a direct indication of large number of accountants looking for new or better job presently.
Engineering was our second most search term. We published over 80 engineering related position in the last 6 months. Note that this doesn’t include engineer keyword search or job listing and it appeared in the list also.
3. Director Of Research
Completing the top three is Director of research. We published a vacancy for Director of research at Air Force Institute of Technology about four months ago. This job attracted much search and application during this period. Others comes below.
full details & infograph: http://blog.ngcareers.com/1776/top-50-most-search-jobs-in-nigeria-2013/
|Education / Smart Students Wanted For Industrial Training In An Enugu Based IT Company by mrinfo(m): 10:52am On Sep 20, 2013|
If you are a female student looking for a cool company to do your Industrial training attachment (for 6 months or 1 year IT) and you know how to use the computer and the internet very well
send your CVs to firstname.lastname@example.org
Students in Social & Management Sciences, Computer Science and has knowledge of Graphics design will have an advantage.
|Politics / Re: Babangida May Pull-out Of Talks Over Asari Dokubo's Threats by mrinfo(m): 1:36pm On Sep 12, 2013|
engrfcuksmtin: Well there is this saying "who ever man cannot arrest, GOD can" So don't be too confident. Every apostle of violence, enemy of progress and development in Nigeria shall all not be found in the land, their names and generation shall be forgotten in the land. Their generation shall remain cursed. All their sympathisers shall see be dumbfounded and partake in their woes. In the name of Jesus Christ.
Please stop this your religious hallucinations. See you see curse. SMH
|Career / 3 Tips Any Graduate Can Use To Land A Job They Want (podcast) by mrinfo(m): 11:11am On Sep 12, 2013|
In this episode, i introduce myself and i started a 3 part series episode to tell you the 3 smart tips that will help you get the job of your dream in today’s episode,you will learn: -
- Why you need to do thing differently when you are applying for a job
- Why submitting a job application for all jobs you can get around is not helping you and won’t help you to get a job.
- How to avoid the trap and feelings of doing more when in essence you are doing less when it comes to your job search effort.
- Why you nail down your job search effort to the job that suits you.
- Why you need to know what you can do and why it will help you get the right job easily and fast.
- How to know what you can do.
- Actionable tips to help you nail down what exactly you can do
- And many more…
Note: This is the first of a series of audio podcasts on Career & Job Search published on Nigeria's top Career Platform - Ngcareers.
See link for audio: http://blog.ngcareers.com/1867/3-smart-tips-to-help-you-get-the-job-of-your-dream/
|Business / Is This The Best Time To Start An Online Company In Nigeria? by mrinfo(m): 11:44am On Sep 03, 2013|
A decade ago starting a company that does most or all of its business through the web and mobile internet functionality was rare. The internet then was only just getting welcome in Nigeria and broadband speeds were sleepishly slow.
The infrastructural problems in Nigeria are still ever present but a whole lot has changed in the online world for the country.
If you are thinking of starting an internet based business here’s why now is the best time to start.
The Barriers to Entry are Lower Than Ever
Everyone knows starting a brick and mortar business is even more difficult these days with the logistics issues and infrastructure problems you have tpo face. Similar issues face internet entrepreneurs but in a way that technology has made them insurmountable.
Years back starting an internet based business came with pretty high costs associated with domain hosting, internet access (which was often very unreliable) and of course high cost of hardware. Today with as little as possible you could pick a couple of computer systems, get useful hooked up to a decent ISP and not bother about sinking hundreds of thousands in paying for office space and getting office furniture. You could actually start from a spare room in your house or share office with buddies or even get a shared office/co-working space for a fraction cost.
Starting With Your Passion
The Internet enables you start a business around your area of competence and passion and grow it quickly. You can do that offline but the internet makes it easier now.
Millions of Nigerians Are Online
Stats show just how much opportunity there is for reaching potential customers on the net. Over 34 million mobile phone subscribers are on the internet. By the end of 2012 there were an estimated 48 million internet users in Nigeria.
The prospective customers for most businesses are coming online and there is no better time to start an Internet based business.
Marketing Online is Within Reach
In the pre-internet days small businesses could never afford extensive marketing and advertising. The internet has levelled things somewhat and made it possible for small players to target a sizeable chunk of the market. Email marketing, the various advertising options, content marketing all make it possible for your internet based business to reach prospective customers at low and manageable cost.
Talent is Becoming More Accessible
It is still difficult to attract top tech talent in some areas. However the talent access is opening up and depending on the sophistication level of what you are building you can find more talents to work for you. The way you go about attracting the kind of people you want to work with will matter a great deal.
|Politics / Re: Femi Fani-kayode: A Nation Of Perverts And paedophiles by mrinfo(m): 10:59am On Jul 20, 2013|
Nnanna224: FFK desperately playing on the Nigerian psyche to gain political capital
|Career / Degrees With Lowest Employment Prospects In Nigeria by mrinfo(m): 11:27am On Jul 18, 2013|
Certainly there is no degree that guarantees one a job in and by itself however given the current economic situation and the fast pace of economic and technological shifts in the continent and Nigeria in particular there are degrees you would be better off not investing your time and resources to acquire as opportunities afforded in those areas are increasingly getting eroded. If however you have a degree in any of them and finding it tough to make career headway it’s time to put on your thinking cap.
|Education / Degrees With Worst Potential For Employment In Nigeria by mrinfo(m): 10:21am On Jul 18, 2013|
While there is no degree that guarantees employment after graduation there are degrees you would be better off not investing your time and resources to acquire as opportunities afforded in those areas are increasingly getting eroded.
If however you have a degree in any of them and finding it tough to make career headway it’s time to put on your thinking cap.
Not all degrees are created equal before employers; some are actually becoming obsolete and have less competitive advantage in the labour market of today.
1. General Arts
General arts cover anything from art history to painting/sculpture. In the western world and developed countries having a degree in the arts could fetch one decent job opportunities several years ago. After the depression however and with many European economies still struggling to recover it’s becoming increasingly tough to find opportunities for majors in such areas like archeology, painting/fine art, history etc.
Over here in Nigeria the harsh economic conditions mean that if you invest your time in any of these fields you may have to try out setting up on your own and even that is not easy given the conditions of doing business in Nigeria. The opportunities for these sort of degrees are shrinking and people with the academic credentials thinking to get themselves a job in related field would have to do a lot of innovative and proactive thinking. Career Counsellors advise those who want to study such things as art, dance, and music to have a specific strategy. Sometimes a way out could be getting a higher degree (such as Masters) and going into teaching.
2. Humanities and Liberal Arts
If you love sitting, thinking about the intricacies of life and expounding on theories of existence or analysing political theories and events there may not be enough opportunities to do that in real life with your philosophy or political science degree and earn good money.
Humanities and Liberal Art degree courses like Anthropology, Political Science, Philosophy and many more do not give the graduates who possess them specific in-road into the employment market. Unlike professional courses like Engineering, and the Business fields having a degree in any of the Humanities may not really point one to a specific career direction. The opportunities are equally not clear-cut which is why many holders of Humanities degrees find their way into the academia. Making a career headway with these degrees with require a better strategy from the person concerned.
Unless you are willing to take higher degrees and pursue teaching opportunities at higher levels of the education ladder having an education degree is hardly going to get you the best jobs. A survey of the pay for education degree holders who teach in secondary schools across the country show it is hardly worth the expenses incurred in acquiring the degree. When you remember that non-education degree holders also battle for teaching jobs with those who hold education majors the reality of the situation gets clearer.
The only way a graduate degree holder in Education will do better is either to go for higher qualifications and try to break into higher level teaching or do a career switch entirely and go for higher qualifications in a different field that has more career prospects.
|Politics / Now That Mrs Jonathan Is "Jesus Christ" by mrinfo(m): 1:25pm On Jul 16, 2013|
The lingering political crisis in oil-rich Rivers State, South-Southern Nigeria, is indeed a source of apprehension to every lover of democracy. Aside the fact that the electorates are the ones suffering the consequence of the stand-off, parties involved in the tussle have by their actions, further adulterated whatever is left of decorum and decency. At the moment, Rivers is a place where only the fittest can survive; chicken-hearted fellows have relocated either to Abuja or neighbouring states, even as some others have taken two or three steps backward to avoid getting hit in the crossfire.
Globally, disagreement between those saddled with the responsibility of leading the people is a norm, nonetheless, there’s always a convincing motive for such. In this clime, the case is mostly the reverse. Taking a critical look at it, why is ours different? Why do officials become worst enemies from best of friends, albeit on issues that wouldn’t positively add to us as an entity? Is there an end in sight to the much-talked about conflict in the land? Time, like they say will tell, but the same time has before now opened our eyes to a few things. I mean, certain events hitherto, gave us inklings to what we are witnessing these days in Rivers. Likening the entanglement to the proverbial instance, three prominent individuals constitute the hands of Esau, they point the way, during which their foot soldiers do the job of speaking in Jacob’s voice.
Goodluck Ebele Jonathan:
Fondly called GEJ, he has been the topmost Oga at the Top for more than three years, two of which are a fraction of his elected tenure. His grouse with Rivers helmsman, Rotimi Amaechi, came to the fore about a year ago. The governor as chair of the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, fervently disagreed with the Federal Government on issues including delay in disbursement of statutory monthly allocation, management of Sovereign Wealth Fund, creation of State Police among others.
Also, the President feels that the purported ambition of Amaechi is a threat to his, bearing in mind that the entry of another Southerner into a presidential (or vice presidential) contest may affect his chances. Come 2015, the doctorate degree holder in Zoology would not want split votes, either at the primaries or election proper.
Ezenbunwo Nyesom Wike:
He is the Minister of State for Education, a post he attained by the man he now perceives as an enemy. Wike hails from Ikwerre ethnic group, same as the incumbent Governor, who appointed him Chief of Staff. Wike desires to be called ‘His Excellency’, and though he has a right to run, his erstwhile boss had stated that after eight years on throne (two years from now), having another Ikwerre man replace him was unfair to other groups. The statement, which dealt a severe blow to Wike’s aspiration, is today deemed one of the reasons behind the ongoing skirmish. Not only did the Minister ensure that a duly constituted state People’s Democratic Party executive committee was ejected, he supervised the installation of his loyalists, apparently to position himself in the driver’s seat of PDP activities in the state.
Patience Faka Jonathan:
The fact that she was born in Port-Harcourt, the Rivers capital naturally suggests that she is interested in what goes on there. A permanent secretary in her native Bayelsa state, analysts view her grip in the political affairs of her state of origin, as a factor that makes it difficult to reach a truce that, in truth, is improbable.
However, the power she wields has grown skyscraping that she is now regarded as the liberator of Homo sapiens. Initially, many, including myself regarded her as an emperor; in fact, as far back as last year May, I referred to Mrs. Jonathan as “Her Imperial Majesty” in an article. That obviously was an understatement when compared to the recent re-baptismal by a legislator.
Honorable Evans Bipi, representing Ogu/Bolo constituency is the coordinator of the anti-Amaechi lawmakers in Rivers State House of Assembly. On the day he tried to lead a small band to overthrow a Speaker supported by over two dozen majority, he admitted that he is spearheading the removal of the governor for his audacity to “insult” the President’s wife. While being held by the state’s Deputy Governor, Engr. Tele Ikuru, Bipi said:
“I want to sacrifice myself for Rivers people; I am fighting for justice. Why must governor came (come) and supervise (the) beating on my colleagues? Why must he be insulting the President, why must he be insulting my mother, my Jesus Christ on earth? I can’t take this!” he declared.
In the light of the above, the gait of the Madam First Lady is now fully understood. Who wouldn’t lock down federating states for days, when some people regard him/her as Jesus Christ? Who wouldn’t breach protocol and alight from an airplane ahead of a President of 170 million people, when some people openly equate him/her with Jesus Christ? Who wouldn’t request an amount that could solve the demands by the Academic Staff Union of Universities to construct a building, when Jesus Christ is his/her mate? Who wouldn’t be accorded the reverence conferred on Jesus Christ, when the spouse watches helplessly while unwarranted prerogative is brandished? Or does Mrs. hit Mr. behind closed doors? Even if my wife made 1000 sacrifices for me to attain a great position whatsoever, that doesn’t permit her to bully those I swore to serve.
To my media friends and others, the next time you people typeset Mrs. Jonathan’s name without prefixing ‘Jesus Christ’, I will sue…for billions of Naira!
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