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Vacancy: Monitoring and Evaluation officer needed for Sightsaver International

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Sightsavers is an international organisation that changes lives for the long term. We work in more than 30 countries to eliminate avoidable blindness and support people with visual impairments to live independently.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Location: Kaduna State
Reports to: Kaduna State Lead/Snr NTD Manager
Responsible for: Programme Monitoring & Evaluation activities
Department: Finance and Performance

Job Summary

    The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (MEO) will to be a member of the Kaduna State DFID supported Integrated NTDs Control Programme Management Office team and will report to the State control NTD Programme Officer.
    Will be responsible for all programme implementation monitoring and evaluation according to a detailed plan guided by standard protocols for NTDs control.  Also will be responsible for actively sharing and using information emerging from evaluation/review, adjustment of interventions and implementation of recommendations.

Overall purpose and Responsibilities

    Guide the overall M&E strategy, managing the interventions’ use of M&E methodology to meet proposed goals, and providing timely and relevant information to programme management.
    Support the NTDs control Programme Officer and team to develop a detailed programme monitoring plan and jointly use it to guide programme management.
    Support the NTDs control Programme Officer to monitor and implement appropriate actions to improve efficiency and quality of project implementation.
    Ensure harmonisation of the programme’s M&E with the State  Ministry of Health systems
    Work with the programme team and other collaborating agencies to ensure that lessons of sound practice are documented and disseminated.
    Facilitate and participate in regular monitoring of on-going programme activities in close coordination with the Programme Officer
    Work with key stakeholders and undertake regular visits to LGAs and communities  to oversee and ensure quality and efficiency of monitoring activities
    Proactively verify quality of NTDs control data from the field
    Ensure NTDs control data is updated as required and shared with relevant agencies

Job Purpose

    The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (MEO) will to be a member of the Kaduna State DFID supported NTDs Programme Management Office team and will report to the State Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Programme Officer.
    She/he will be responsible for all programme implementation monitoring and evaluation according to a detailed plan guided by standard protocols for NTDs. She/he will ensure that information from monitoring, evaluation and other assessments is actively used to inform and adjust project implementation. She/he will be responsible for actively sharing and using information emerging from evaluation/review, adjustment of interventions and implementation of recommendations.
    The MEO will be responsible for actively seeking and providing feedback on NTDs control and submission of all required NTD control deliverables to the programme office (PO) and Sightsavers as required by donors.

Principal Accountabilities
Quality of Programme (40% of time):

    Support the NTDs PO and team to develop a detailed programme monitoring plan and jointly use it to guide programme management.
    Support the NTDs PO to monitor and implement appropriate actions to improve efficiency and quality of project implementation.
    Work with the programme team and other collaborating agencies to ensure that lessons of sound practice are documented and disseminated.
    Manage monitoring and evaluation system and structures of the programme
    Support NTDs team to proactively analyse and submit NTDs data
    Ensure submission of timely programme reports as per agreed format and timelines
    Provide periodic update and reports on programme implementation monitoring
    Support in planning and conducting baseline studies and evaluation if required

Management quality (50%):

    Facilitate and participate in regular monitoring of on-going programme activities in close coordination with the PO
    Work with key stakeholders and undertake regular visits to LGAs and communities to oversee and ensure quality and efficiency of monitoring activities
    Support the NTDs teams to develop and use quality standard indicators/checklist during monitoring visits
    Support the NTDs teams in monitoring drugs and other NTDs supplies inventories and balances in LGAs and communities
    Support the NTDs PO in proactively identifying programme implementers’ training and other needs and provide recommendations for improving performance.
    Provide regular update of reporting formats
    Ensure that programme monitoring system and reporting are enhanced through innovative approach.
    Proactively verify quality of NTDs data from the field

Representation and Networking (10%):

    Represent the programme office on monitoring and evaluation issues at relevant state ministries and other agencies
    Ensure NTDs data is updated as required and shared with relevant agencies.

Jobholder Entry Requirements
The essential knowledge, skills and behaviours required:

    Technical knowledge of one or more of the five leading NTDs.
    Experience in managing an integrated NTDs programme in Nigeria.
    A demonstrated record of accomplishment in developing and managing public health programmes.
    Experience in monitoring and evaluation.
    Minimum of 5-6 years working experience, ideally in an INGO setting.
    International development experience with light to moderately complex projects.

Knowledge (education and related experience):

    Must have at least a first Degree in Computer Science or Information Systems Management or related disciplines
    Computer literacy including hands on experience in statistical packages.
    Experience in database management systems for an integrated programme.
    Minimum of 5-6 years working experience, ideally in an INGO setting.
    Experience with participatory methods and partnerships
    Cultural sensitivity, patience and flexibility
    Flexibility to work both in a team and independently.

Skills (special training or competence):

    Excellent analytical skills.
    Ability to influence high-level government officials
    Ability to build strong working relationships to enable effective management of partnerships
    Proven ability to think strategically and translate concepts into effective action plans.
    Proven experience in monitoring and evaluation of light to moderately complex projects
    Programme management and interpersonal skills.
    Ability to understand and work with project budgets, forecasts and reports.
    An understanding of and commitment to equality of opportunity for disabled people.

    Change and Improvement
    Communicating and Influencing
    Decision Making
    Team Working
    Planning and Organising
    Delivery and Implementation

Plus, we would expect the following:

    Interpersonal and intercultural sensitivity
    High degree of integrity
    Active listener

Key relationships
Internal:

    State NTDs control PO
    State Programme teams
    Relevant State Ministries
    LGAs NTDs Coordinators
    LGAs NTDs control teams

External:

    Head of PMO
    Lead Person for Kaduna State Programme
    Partners
    Consultants
    Other Non-Government agencies

Financial data:

    Budget responsibilities.

Salary
Local T's & C's.

Application Closing Date
14th April, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download an Application Pack ( Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form) below and return the completed Application Form and Equal Opportunities form as two separate documents to: jobs@sightsavers.org

Vacancy: Facility Supervisor needed for Dangote Group (MHF Properties Limited)

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Dangote Group is one of Nigeria's most diversified business conglomerates with a hard - earned reputation for excellent business practices and products quality. Our operational headquarters is located the bustling metropolis of Lagos, Nigeria. Dangote Group continues to grow its vision of becoming the leading provider of essential needs in Food and Shelter in Sub-Saharan Africa with sustained market leadership in Cement Manufacturing, Sugar Milling, Sugar Refining, Flour Milling, Manufacturing of Pasta (Spaghetti & Macaroni), Operation of Cement Terminals, Port Operations, Noodles Manufacturing, Packaging Material Production and Salt Refining.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Facilities Supervisor

Location: Lagos
Organization: MHF Properties Limited
Employment Type: Full-Time

Job Description

    Supervise daily facilities management services and monitor the timely repairs and maintenance of facilities by contractors.
    Keep and update records of facility maintenance activities on the property (historic maintenance logs).
    Maintain professional and working relationship with tenants, maintenance service vendors.
    Manage and oversee activities of on-site staff and contractors.
    Maintain tenancy record; prepare status reports, and compose correspondence on facilities matters.
    Ensure follow up with tenants on payments of service charge, diesel deposit, utility bills and issuance of receipts.
    Ensure adequate restock level of frequently used items and consumables i.e diesel. electrical items, water treatment/pool chemical.
    Ensure that the tackles meets Government statutory regulations, environmental health and safety standards.
    Substitutes for other facilities supervisors of the same level.
    Perform other clues as assigned by the Head, Facilities Management.
    Conduct daily routine inspection of the facility to ensure all building services are fully operational and is good working condition; and alt vendor related services are properly handled and maintained.

Competence Requirements

    Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills.
    Computer literacy with is-depth knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
    Ability to work with minimal supervision.
    Excellent organizational and communication both oral and written skills.
    Knowledge of facilities management techniques and customer service.
    Strong personal organizational skills.

Qualifications/Knowledge/Experience

    Bachelors Degree or its equivalent is Estate Management or related discipline.
    5 years post qualification experience in facilities management.

Application Closing Date
6th April, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV's and Cover Letters to: MHFcareers@dangote.com (with the relevant position included in the subject line of your email).

Vacancy: Head Technical (Oil and Gas)

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Cradter Nigeria Limited is an Oil and Gas Services, Support and Engineering Company dedicated to providing comprehensive Services to all sectors of the Oil and Gas industry.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Head of Technical Training (Oil & Gas)

Location: Lagos

Job Description

    Plans & Implements technical training programme for the Graduate Engineer Trainees and Operator/Technician trainees in consultation with the technical departments in the company to ensure structured development of trainees within the company.
    Reviews & recommends technical training for professionals/Engineers working in technical department in consultation with departmental manager & technical Training Specialist to upgrade technical knowledge & skills of the technical professionals/Engineers.
    Evaluates Scholar’s Technical training education in various universities and Recommends for the programme for the approval to ensure that the programme/curriculum meets company’s technical requirements.
    Provides strategic consulting in all aspects related to technical training for organization-wide initiatives and participates in the design, development and implementation of training programs of a broad organizational scope to meet learning & development objectives.
    Oversees the delivery of technical training specialists/Instructors and practical training & facilities at workshop/laboratories to ensure high standard of Technical training to the company trainees.
    Consults with cross functional project teams, leaders and/or stakeholders on technical training programmes and develop & implement customised technical training solutions with external subject matter experts.
    Researches and studies advancements in educational technologies and methods; evaluates effectiveness of training and development programs to improve technical training provision of the technical learning centre.
    Coordinates with upstream & downstream technical functions of the company on On-Development Technical Training for Engineers & Technicians to provide technical training solutions for Individual Development Programme.
    Overall responsible for end to end technical training process for engineers, technician, and operators that includes Design of curriculum, arrange/conduct class room & practical training, monitor the progress and conduction of tests & issuing certification.
    Evaluate & arrange expert from industry/training providers on technical subjects for the class room training to impart best training quality.

Skills and Experience

    Minimum of Bachelor's Degree in Chemical/Mechanical Engineering, Post Graduate Degree qualification is preferred.
    Essential: Experience in the Downstream Oil & Gas Sector
    Minimum of 6 years of post-qualification experience Technical Training in oil & Gas/Petrochemical/process industry or Head of Department in Engineering at college/university.
    Knowledge of oil & gas industry technical processes and subject matter expert in one of the area of Engineering subjects related to Oil &Gas Sector.
    Extensive knowledge in designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating training plans, curricula, and methodology.
    Skilled in analysing target audience and presenting ideas in a clear, concise manner.
    Ability to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
    Strong verbal and written communication skills, Presentation skills with a focus on rapport building, listening, and the ability to deliver effective training programs.
    Ability to consult with stakeholders to offer important technological and organizational feedback.

Application Closing Date
27th April, 2017.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV's to: enquiry@cradter.com.ng

Vacancy: Business Development Manager at Splendor Entertainment

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Splendor Entertainment is an event planner that puts together a concrete and solid plan for your event to run with stress free, more enjoyment on your part and general fun team consists of dedicated and experienced professionals who will oversee the planning of your event and constantly communicate with you to ensure that the event is tailored to your wishes.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Business Development Manager

Location: Lagos

Job Description

    Works to ensure consistent lead generation.
    Creates prospecting process and lead qualification process.
    Engage in constant training to ensure success in sales and marketing.
    Manage day-to-day performance of personal sales and deliver reviews.
    Generates ideas for sales contests and motivational initiatives.
    Participate in weekly and/or monthly team meetings with sales and marketing team and leadership.
    Track sales metrics and report data to the Director of Business on a regular basis and develop direct reports.
    Embody company culture and maintain high sales employee engagement.
    Collaborate with IT on sales technology initiatives.
    Meet pre-determined revenue goals through the activities of direct reports.
    Ensure adherence to sales and marketing processes.
    Maintain sales quotas by participating in a team that will meet or exceed target sales numbers.
    Based on current economic facts, past sales numbers and future product development, helps the management forecast the annual budget.

Qualifications

    Minimum of Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences
    One year of prior management experience or demonstrated willingness and ability to learn management basics.
    Strong interpersonal skills.
    Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
    Familiarity with data analysis and reporting.
    Hardworking, persistent, and dependable.
    Positive and enthusiastic.
    Exceptional leadership experience.

Values, Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

    The ideal applicant must be a field-oriented person, with high persuasive skill coupled with eloquence and good appearance.
    Must pay attention to details, be able to work smart under pressure with or without supervision.
    Must display coordination, outspoken, goal-oriented.
    MBA would be an added advantage.
    A sense of justice or fair dealing
    Analytical Ability
    Judgment
    Communication
    Ability to Attain Targets
    Ability to Get Things Done
    Cooperation
    Initiative
    Dependability, Delegation
    Planning and Organizing
    Vision, Creativity, Problem Solving
    Technical Knowledge, Management Knowledge
    Policy Knowledge, Enthusiasm

Contacts:

    Prospects, Customers, Clienteles
    Project and Sales Team
    Management Board
    Executive Directors

Application Closing Data
5th May, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their detailed CV's to: splendoretertaiment@socialworker.net

Vacancy: Project Manager at Mar & Mor Integrated Services Limited

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Mar & Mor Integrated Services Limited, we are a building services company, passionate about customer satisfaction, best practices and standards compliance. We are in Business to continuously raise the bar in the delivery of Mechanical and Electrical engineering services that meet the quality standards, performance and price aspirations of our customers, while reducing maintenance and support requirement to the barest minimum.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Project Manager

Location: Kaduna

Duties and Responsibilities

    Supervise and co-ordinate all activities on all Mar&Mor projects/sites and ensuring that tasks on the various sites are performed to the fullest efficiency.
    Prepare bids and proposals for the prospective clients to expand business operations.
    Identify resources needed to execute a project and assign individual responsibilities to all “on site” workers.
    Manage the day to day operational aspects of the various projects and reporting to the Managing Partner
    Review deliverables prepared by the team of “on site workers” and report to the Managing Partner.
    Ensure that industry standards are followed in the execution of Mar&Mor projects.
    Carry out engagement reviews and quality assurance (in Conjunction with the Managing Partner)
    Minimise our exposure and risks on a project.
    Ensure project documents are complete, current and stored appropriately
    Track and report working hours of individuals working on projects and report expenses on a weekly basis.
    Work on project accounting in conjunction with the accounts department
    Manage project budget in conjunction with the Managing Partner
    Follow up with clients when necessary on unpaid invoices
    Determine appropriate revenue recognition, ensure timely and accurate invoicing and monitor receivables for projects.
    Analyse project profitability, bill rates and utilization.

Requirements

    Degree or HND (or its equivalent) in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering from a reputable and accredited higher institution of learning
    Minimum of 5 years post NYSC experience working on Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing & Fire Services projects in the construction industry.
    Project Management Professional (PMP) certification will be an added advantage.
    Must be a registered member of COREN.

Skills:

    Must possess excellent leadership skills
    Must be willing to relocate
    Must possess organizational and analytical skills
    Must possess the ability to motivate people
    Must be a team player and leader
    Must possess good communication skills

Application Closing Date
14th April, 2017.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications and CV’s to: recruitment@marandmor.com State the position you are applying for in the subject of your mail.

Vacancy: Electrical engineer (project) needed for Mar & Mor Integrated Services Limited

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Mar & Mor Integrated Services Limited, we are a building services company, passionate about customer satisfaction, best practices and standards compliance. We are in Business to continuously raise the bar in the delivery of Mechanical and Electrical engineering services that meet the quality standards, performance and price aspirations of our customers, while reducing maintenance and support requirement to the barest minimum.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Project Engineer (Electrical)

Location: Kaduna

Duties and Responsibilities

    Identifying customer requirements;
    Reading design specifications and technical drawings;
    Liaising with clients and contractors;
    Attending meetings on site;
    Qualifying the final product or system;
    Servicing and maintaining Mar & Mor Electrical Installations
    Inspect completed installations and observe operations, to ensure conformance to design and equipment specifications and compliance with operational and safety standards.
    Perform detailed calculations to compute and establish installation standards and specifications.
    Research and analyze customer de specifications, manuals, and other data to evaluate the feasibility, cost, and maintenance requirements of installations.
    Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair to ensure that installations are functioning according to specifications.

Requirements

    Degree or HND in Electrical Engineering from a reputable higher institution of learning
    3 years post NYSC experience working in the Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing & Fire Services projects in the construction industry
    Must be willing to relocate

Skills:

    Ability to manage projects and multi task
    Must be willing to relocate
    Team leadership skills
    Spoken and written communication that is clear logical and well expressed
    Self confident, handles pressure well and willing to learn
    Good team member sharing ideas with others and willing to seek help from others
    Thoughtful organiser and planner

Application Closing Date
14th April, 2017.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications and CV’s to: recruitment@marandmor.com State the position you are applying for in the subject of your mail.

Dabota Lawson shopping mall

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A former beauty Queen, Dabota Lawson is a model and an entrepreneur who was married to billionaire husband, Sunny Aku came into limelight when she won the Miss Nigeria UK.

The former beauty queen took to Instagram to announce her biggest business move yet.

According to her,she is set to launch her first ever mall in the highbrow area of Lagos – a dream she still can’t believe has become a reality.

Vacancy: Mechanical engineer (project) needed for Mar & Mor Integrated Services limited

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Mar & Mor Integrated Services Limited - We are a Building Services company, passionate about customer satisfaction, best practices and standards compliance. We are in Business to continuously raise the bar in the delivery of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering services that meet the quality standards, performance and price aspirations of our customers, while reducing maintenance and support requirement to the barest minimum.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Project Engineer (Mechanical)

Location: Kaduna

Duties and Responsibilities

    Identifying customer requirements;
    Reading design specifications and technical drawings;
    Liaising with clients and contractors;
    Attending meetings on site;
    Qualifying the final product or system;
    Servicing and maintaining Mar&Mor Installations
    Inspect completed installations and observe operations, to ensure conformance to design and equipment specifications and compliance with operational and safety standards.
    Perform detailed calculations to compute and establish installation standards and specifications.
    Research and analyze customer de specifications, manuals, and other data to evaluate the feasibility, cost, and maintenance requirements of installations.
    Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair to ensure that installations are functioning according to specifications.

Qualifications

    Degree or HND in Mechanical Engineering from a reputable higher institution of learning
    3 years post NYSC experience working in the Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing & Fire Services projects in the construction industry
    Must be willing to relocate

Skills:

    Ability to manage projects and multi task
    Must be willing to relocate
    Team leadership skills
    Spoken and written communication that is clear logical and well expressed
    Self-confident, handles pressure well and willing to learn
    Good team member sharing ideas with others and willing to seek help from others
    Thoughtful organiser and planner

Application Closing Date
14th April, 2017.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV's to: recruitment@marandmor.com State the position you are applying for in the subject of your mail. Furthermore, in the body of your mail, state the means via which you got to know about the job advert.

Note

    Any CV sent after the closing date will not be accepted.
    Only those shortlisted will be contacted.

A military man was dragged to court for allegedly killing lover over phone call

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Mr. Sunday Umaru, a military man, has been dragged before a Barkin-Ladi High Court in Plateau, for allegedly killing his lover, Charity Thomas, over a phone call.

Umaru, a married man, was a Private in the Nigerian Army and on posting at the Special Task Force (STF), sector 7, Barkin Ladi, at the time of the incident, on Jan. 23, 2016.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the hearing, scheduled for March 30, could not hold following the absence of Justice Samson Gang, who was said to be attending a function elsewhere. Umaru was first arraigned on July 14, 2016 on a one-count charge of culpable homicide.

He was specifically accused of killing his lover, Charity, who came to visit him from Kaduna, by stabbing her with a knife in the stomach and slaughtering her thereafter. According to the prosecutor, Mr W.T Awe, of the Plateau State Ministry of Justice, the accused person committed the crime on Jan. 23, 2016 in Barkin Ladi.

Awe, during the arraignment, told the court that the Nigeria Army had court-martialed the accused, dismissed him after they found him guilty, and handed him over to the police for prosecution.

He said that the accused person had told the police, in a confessional statement, that the deceased visited him sometime in January 2016, after which they had a misunderstanding which led to her death.

“In the statement, the accused alleged that the deceased used a kitchen knife to stab herself after which he (accused), removed the knife and `helped’ her to complete the act by slaughtering her,” Awe stated.

Awe further quoted the accused as saying that he was in the sitting room while Charity was in the kitchen at 7 p.m. on Jan. 23, when Charity’s phone rang and he picked the call.

The accused, in the statement, said that a man’s voice at the other insisted on speaking with Charity, but that he (accused) demanded to know who he (caller) was. He claimed that instead of answering his inquiries, the voice rained insults on him.

Umaru, according to the statement, dropped the call, went to the kitchen and asked Charity who the caller was, but that Charity refused to provide answers to his questions, opting to remind him that he (Umaru) was a married man.

The accused further claimed that Charity, in a fit of anger, called off the relationship and declared that she was no more interested in him (Umaru), especially since her parents had consistently warned her against the affair.

“Umaru said that he got angry and slapped her, which angered Charity, who quickly picked a knife and stabbed herself in the stomach,” Awe told the court.

The statement further indicated that Charity failed down thereafter, with the accused removing the knife from her stomach and slaughtering her “to complete the job she started”. Umaru thereafter took her body outside, left it there and reported for duty at 8 p.m.

The prosecutor said that the accused, from his duty point, went to to see his family at the Maxwell Kobe Cantonment, Rukuba Barracks, after telling his boss that his wife wanted to see him over “a very pressing issue”.

“Charity’s lifeless body was found the next day by neighbours, while military men, who came to evacuate the body, trailed the blood marks to the accused person’s house. “Friends of the accused also recognised the girl as Umaru’s lover, who was seen with him the previous day,” Awe told the court.

He said that a team of military men, mobilised to go after the accused, arrested him at his home in the barracks, while in the company of his family. According to Awe, the accused was court-martialed by the military and dismissed, after which he was handed over to the police for prosecution.

He said that during investigation, the police discovered several gory pictures and videos of the deceased that the accused took in his phone, immediately after the murder. The accused has, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge

According to NAN reports, his first appearance in July 2016, Umaru’s counsel, David Adudu, prayed the court to grant his client bail, citing section 36(5) of the 1999 constitution which says that an accused is presumed innocent until otherwise proven.

Adudu had added that if the bail was granted, his client would neither jump bail nor interfere with police investigation. Justice Samson Gang admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N200,000 and two sureties in like sum.

Gang, who ordered that the sureties must reside within the jurisdiction of the court, said that they must submit two copies of their recent passport photographs, copies of their national ID cards, GCE certificates and copies of their Rights of Occupancy.

He thereafter adjourned the matter to March 30, for hearing. NAN reports that with the judge not available to hear the case, the matter was adjourned to May 25.

News: ASUU has rejected plan by the university authority to raise registration fees for undergraduate students

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The Kano State University of Science and Technology chapter of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has rejected plan by the university to raise registration fees for undergraduate students.

ASUU in a statement jointly signed by its branch Chairman and Secretary, Abdulkadir Muhammad and Kashmir Ibn Yakubu, said the increase was ill timed and unacceptable.

The statement, issued to newsmen in Kano on Friday, noted that the institution plan to raise the fees for indigenes from N22, 000 to N50, 800, and N45,500 to N86, 000 for non indigenes.

The emergency Congress of our union held on Thursday, March 9, 2017 rejected the planned hike in fees based on a number of reasons:

“The proposed hike is ill-timed in view of the current economic recession the country is facing.

“It also negates one of the cardinal objectives of establishing the university, which is to avail indigent students access education,” the union said.

The statement added that the decision also contravened Article 1 of the Kampala Declaration on Fundamental Human Rights and Freedom, which said every person has the right to education and participation in intellectual activity.

“It is also in contravention of the Lima Declaration which states that every person has the right to education, and states should make available an adequate proportion of its national income to ensure practice and the full realisation of the right to education,” it added.

According to the union, it is the responsibility of Kano state government to fully fund the university.

The union further accused the university of not following due procedures and guidelines with regard to the fees increment.

It therefore called on the state government, civil societies, parents and the public to call the authorities of the university to order, to avert breakdown of industrial peace.

(The Guardian)

Mallam Muhammed Sanusi advocates respect for wives

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Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, has said justice, fairness, respect and mutual understanding between couples are the only solutions to the problems bedevilling the institution of marriage in the country.

The Emir of Kano, who spoke at a one-day interactive and consultative session organised by the Women’s Right Advancement and Protection Alternative in conjunction with the Centre for Gender Studies, Bayero University, Kano, on Kano Social Reform Project, decried the growing violence and maltreatment against women and children.

According to him, “a situation where an adult marry a girl and gruesomely maltreat her is untenable, even as it is unIslamic and must be condemned by all men of goodwill.

“We are not saying that a person has no right to marry any girl, but what we are saying is that a man must treat his wife or wives with respect and dignity in accordance with the religious injunctions.”

VANGUARD

UK deported another set of Nigerians, has arrive Nigeria

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The United Kingdom authority has deported 23 Nigerians for committing immigration-related offences in the country.

The deportees arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMlA) Lagos at about 6.a.m on Friday.

The deportees,who are all males, were brought back in a chartered aircraft.

According to the report, the DSP Joseph Alabi, the Spokesman of the Lagos Airport Police Command, confirmed the development.

The deportees were received by officers of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), and the Police.

Also on ground to receive them were officials of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).

The deportees were profiled by immigration authorities and given stipends to facilitate their transportation to their respective states.

The Italian Government on March 8, deported 37 Nigerians from the country for similar reasons.

Omotola display waist trainer

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Omotola Jalade Ekeinde is a Nigerian actress, singer, philanthropist and former model who made her Nollywood film debut in 1995.

The mother of four  shared hot photos of her rocking a waist trainer and wrote:

Good morning FAM, so I used to have a very tiny waist and need to get me back. Have had two of these ( waisttrainers ) but never used them. Do they really work? P.s if you say you use them, I’ll be checking your pics.

(StarGist)

President Trump former aides want immunity to testify at hearings into alleged Russian meddling U.S. election

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Mr. Michael Flynn's lawyer says his client "has a story to tell", but needs to guard against "unfair prosecution".

The Senate opened its hearing earlier, with one member warning of Kremlin "propaganda on steroids".

Mr Flynn was sacked in February after misleading the White House about his conversations with a Russian envoy.

General Flynn certainly has a story to tell, and he very much wants to tell it, should the circumstances permit," said his attorney, Robert Kelner.

He said he would not comment on his discussions with congressional panels investigating claims Moscow sought to help Donald Trump win the US presidential election.

The lawyer said the media was awash with "unfounded allegations, outrageous claims of treason, and vicious innuendo".

No reasonable person, who has the benefit of advice from counsel, would submit to questioning in such a highly politicized, witch-hunt environment without assurances against unfair prosecution," said the written statement.

Mr Kelner did not explicitly comment on a Wall Street Journal report that Mr Flynn wants immunity from prosecution.

The Senate Intelligence Committee opened its hearing on Thursday with one member saying Moscow had sought to "hijack" the US election.

Ranking Democrat Mark Warner said Russia may have used technology to spread disinformation, including fake news for voters in key states, such as Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

Panel chairman Richard Burr, a Republican, warned: "We are all targets of a sophisticated and capable adversary."

Mr Burr also confirmed there had been "conversations" about interviewing Mr Flynn, but his appearance had not been confirmed.

The Trump presidency has been unable to shake off allegations that members of its team colluded with Russian officials during the election campaign.

The president regularly dismisses the claims as "fake news" and Russia has also ridiculed the allegations.

President Putin did so again on Thursday at an Arctic forum, describing them as "nonsense" and "irresponsible".

Mr Flynn, a retired army lieutenant-general, initially denied having discussed US sanctions against Russia with the country's ambassador, Sergei Kislyak.

But he stood down after details of his phone call emerged, along with reports the Department of Justice had warned the White House about him misleading officials and being vulnerable to Russian blackmail.

At last summer's Republican party convention, Mr Flynn led chants of "lock her up" aimed at Hillary Clinton over her private email server.

In September, he said in a TV interview it was unacceptable that some of the Democratic candidate's aides had been granted immunity from prosecution.

BBC

Nigeria music stars gathered at Eko Hotels

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The best and brightest in Nigerian music and football stars gathered at the Eko Hotels and Suites, V.I to witness the launch of Star Music The Fusion.

Present at the event were Jay Jay Okocha,Victor Ikpeba,2Baba,Falz,M.I,Adekunle Gold and others.

Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers established its chapter in Nigeria

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Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, ICS, has launched its Nigerian Chapter, assuring that business of ship brokerage would now be carried out professionally.

Speaking at the launching in Lagos, President of the Institute in Nigeria, Capt. Samuel Olanrewaju, said the ICS was an Institute of all commercial shipping professionals which was established over a 100 years ago with headquarters in London.

He said the certificates of the Institute are respected worldwide, adding that Nigeria is the second after Ghana to get the chapter in West Africa. Capt. Olanrewaju said that one of the advantages of having the Institute in Nigeria was to advise both the government and the private sector in the ship acquisition processes.

Olanrewaju said, “In Nigeria today, people are doing all sorts of stupid things with their businesses. For example, people go out there to buy ships that are scraps as new vessels and bring them to Nigeria, they are bypassing the shipbrokers. A lot of those vessels anchored are now turning into wrecks. Whether we like it or not, it is eating into our foreign reserve because an average offshore vessel costs 34 million dollars. So, Nigerians can use this platform to get professionals to do the business for them.”

Similarly, a representative of Executive Secretary of Nigerian Shippers Council, Barr. Hassan Bello, Mrs Enoche Ogenyi, said that examinations of the ICS were now being taken by some members of the Council. He said that in the future, the ICS certificate would be made a criteria for career progression at the Council.

Also speaking at the launch, the representative of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Dr. Maduka Hope, said that recent changes in NIMASA had brought some Fellows of the ICS into strategic positions in NIMASA. He assured that the agency would support what ICS was doing to empower indigenous operators.

Acting Director General of Chamber of Shipping, Mr. Bukola Lawal, noted that the ICS was an institute that stakeholders have been striving to have in the country but which has now been brought to their door step.

He said,“ICS would give more opportunity to our people to be internationally recognised, we would also partner with you to train our professionals to be internationally recognised.”

Speaking in similar vein, Mr. Chris Ebare, Head of Membership and Media said that the Institute has concluded plans to reach out to as many stakeholders as possible, adding that the Institute has come to stay in Nigeria.

Culled from VANGUARD

What's happened to the body of Kim Jong-nam?

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Mr Kim's body was released to North Korea and flown to Beijing, where North Korean officials are expected to receive it.

Malaysia had previously said they would not release the body until a request came from family members.

On Thursday, Mr Najib said a formal request had been received from the family, but did not give further details. It is not known who exactly requested for the body.

Mr Kim's own family previously lived in Macau but they are now thought to be in hiding.

His son Kim Han-sol appeared in a video earlier this month confirming he was with his mother and sister at an unspecified location.

How was North Korea and Malaysia resolved their diplomatic crisis?

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Malaysian officials have not hesitated in branding the return of their citizens as a triumph of diplomatic deal-making.

On Friday morning Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman told reporters: "There can be no substitute for diplomacy, for level-headedness in dealing with such situations, and this has served Malaysia well in this instance."

But the exact circumstances of how the deal was struck remain unclear.

Correspondents say that Malaysia appears to have acceded to North Korea's wishes to get the Malaysians released.

Mr Najib had said earlier that, after challenging negotiations, all North Koreans would be allowed to leave Malaysia - which probably includes North Korean suspects in the murder who are wanted by Malaysian police.

Japanese news agency Kyodo said two men resembling two of the suspects were seen on a Beijing-bound flight transporting Mr Kim's body on Friday.

The suspects are Hyon Kwang Song, the second secretary at the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur, and Kim Uk-il, an employee of North Korea's state airline Air Koryo.

The two men were previously reported to have holed up in the embassy and refused to take part in investigations.

BBC

Malaysians who were detained in North Korea have arrived home

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The quarrel, over last month's killing of Kim Jong-nam in Kuala Lumpur, had resulted in both countries banning each other's citizens from leaving.

Malaysia has also allowed North Koreans to leave and released Mr Kim's body.

There is widespread suspicion that Pyongyang was responsible for orchestrating Mr Kim's murder.

Mr Kim was the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The late Kim Jong-il's eldest son is thought to have fled North Korea after being passed over for the leadership.

The nine Malaysian nationals were met by their relatives and a large media contingent at Kuala Lumpur airport early on Friday.

Those who have returned include the country's counsellor to North Korea, Mohd Nor Azrin Md Zain, embassy staff, and their families.

The counsellor said that when Pyongyang told them they could not leave North Korea, "we were very concerned especially since we had committed no wrong".

But he added they were "not particularly harassed" by North Korean authorities. "We were given the assurance that life could go on as normal," he said.

They were flown home in a business jet plane piloted by members of the Malaysian air force.
What was the spat about?

Following Mr Kim's killing on 13 February, North Korean officials demanded that the body be handed to them immediately without an autopsy.

Pyongyang reacted angrily when Malaysia refused their requests.

Malaysian authorities said they had the right to conduct an autopsy as he had been killed on Malaysian soil, and said they would only release the body to Mr Kim's family.

This prompted a war of words where North Korea's ambassador Kang Chol accused Malaysia of colluding with "hostile forces", allegations which Kuala Lumpur dubbed as "delusions, lies and half-truths".

Kang Chol was expelled and the Malaysian ambassador to North Korea was also recalled.

Pyongyang then said it would ban all Malaysians in North Korea from leaving until the "situation was resolved", which Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak called an "abhorrent act" that effectively held his citizens hostage.

BBC

Nigeria APC goes to court over Obiano’s Local Government chairmen appointment

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Almost 48 hours after Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State appointed transition caretaker council chairmen for the 21 local government areas in the state, the All Progressives Congress, APC, yesterday, vowed to contest the appointments in a court of law if they were not dissolved immediately.

Addressing newsmen at the party’s secretariat, in Awka, the state chairman, Mr Emeka Ibe, described the appointments as illegal, unconstitutional and an aberration as they ran contrary to section 7 of the 1999 constitution as amended, which stipulates that there shall be elected local government chairmen across the country.

He said: “It is a pity that Anambra State is still fixated to the days of backwardness, lawlessness and impunity. What is happening now across the country is that people are fixing dates for the election of council chairmen but here, the governor has brazenly appointed caretaker committee members at the council areas which is unlawful.

“We, in the APC, are against what the governor has done.There is a suit in court  instituted by our party praying the court to compel the governor to conduct local government election before the scheduled November 18 governorship poll.

”We are calling on the governor to, as a matter of urgency, dissolve the transition caretaker committee chairmen and councillors and conduct council election before the governorship poll because we will not recognize them.”

According to him, the chairman pre-emted the judgment of our pending matter by quickly sending a list of the transition caretaker members, on Monday, for the House of Assembly to approve on Tuesday this week.

“ But l want to tell you that we shall go back to the CJ’s court to challenge the matter. We believe that the reason for the governor to take the action during this election was for him to use the transition chairmen to raise money for his election by collecting the federal allocation due them and give them a paltry sum since they were not elected”.

VANGUARD

Vacancy: Site Assistant for Estate Development Company

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An Estate Development Company base in Ojodu, Lagos State, needs the services of suitable qualified candidates to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Site Assistant

Location: Lagos

Requirements

    OND in Building Tech, civil Engineering etc.
    A resident of Lagos Mainland,
    Applicants should not be more than 35 years.
    Minimum 2 years site supervision experience.
    Ability to drive well.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their detailed CV's to: grandppty@gmail.com stating the post being applied for in the heading of the mail.

Note: Applicants are advised to forward only their CV.

UN refugee agency stresses importance of search missions after latest shipwreck in Europe

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With nearly 150 people dead or missing in another shipwreck off the Mediterranean coast, the United Nations refugee agency today stressed the importance of saving lives at sea.

“This latest tragedy comes as a stark reminder of the vital importance of robust search and rescue capacities,” said Volker Türk, UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner for Protection.

A 16-year old boy is believed to be the only survivor of the boat that sunk with 147 passengers, including five children and several pregnant women, UNHCR said.

“The 16-year old survivor said their boat left two days ago from Sabratha, in Libya, and started taking on water after a few hours of navigation,” the UN agency said after interviewing the boy in Lampedusa.

“He survived the shipwreck by hanging to a fuel tank, until he was rescued by a Spanish ship operating under Operation Sophia,” UNHCR noted in reference to the European Union Naval Force Mediterranean (EUNAVFOR MED) operations launched after the April 2015 Libya migrant shipwrecks.

In the statement, Mr. Türk expressed deep sadness at the news of the deaths.

He commended the action of the Italian Coast Guard in coordination with Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency.

The senior UN official also noted the importance of non-governmental organizations, which provide additional and “much needed” rescue capacity. According to UNHCR figures, NGOs performed 26 per cent of rescue operations in the central Mediterranean in 2016.

“Saving lives at sea must remain the key priority for all,” Mr. Türk said.

In September 2016, when Member States adopted the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, Governments committed to intensifying international cooperation on strengthening search and rescue.

Nigeria JAMB said that, there is No going back from Computer Based Test

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Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB Thursday refuted the publication that it has canceled the Computer Based Testing, CBT, adding that the introduction of 8 keys was to enable candidates who are not computer literate answer examination questions effortlessly.

The Director of Information, JAMB, Dr Fabian Benjamin who spoke with Vanguard said:”There is no going back from the Computer Based Testing, CBT.”

According to him, the clarification became necessary following the misleading caption in the front page of yesterday ‘s Nation Newspaper that “JAMB dumps CBT, adopt eight keys”

He said: ” The headline was not only misleading but capable of causing panic, distortion and confusion in the minds of Nigerians particularly the candidates planing to take the UTME examination of a well conceived CBT examination which the Board was consolidating on the gains and feat recorded.”

Court orders flogging of teenager for stealing rods valued at N7,000

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Karmo Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, on Thursday ordered that Mohammed Ali,18, be given six strokes of the cane for stealing iron rods.

The prosecutor, Dalhatu Zannah, told the court that one Dandaura Musa of Plot 196 behind Standard Construction Company Jabi, Abuja, caught and brought Ali to Utako Police Station on March 25.

Zannah said that on the same date at about 2 a.m., Ali and one other now at large, went into Plot 196 Jabi, and stole five iron rods valued at N 7, 000
He said that the five rods were recovered from Ali during police interrogation and he made confessional statement, admitting committing the crime.

Zannah said that the offence contravened Sections 79 and 288 of the Penal code.

(NAN)

Vacancy: Contract and Procurement Manager needed for KSBC Resources Limited

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KSBC Knowledge Resources Limited - Our client is a first class indigenous Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCC) Company. For over 25 years, our client has executed massive and complex construction and engineering projects running into millions of dollars.

A resounding success in indigenous entrepreneurship, our client as part of its expansion programmes has also in the past few years established various active and profitable subsidiaries straddling the entire Oil and Gas Value Chain. With exceptional working facilities to behold, our client while playing local has adopted the best international practices as attested to by its various awards and certifications.

As a result of its continued expansion and strategic repositioning and in line with its Vision to be number 1 across its various business segments, our client seeks the immediate employment of exceptional individuals to fill the position below:

Job Title: Contract and Procurement Manager - South

Ref: RC00018
Location: Nigeria

Job Summary and Purpose

    Responsible for all Contract and procurement activities in the company

Responsibilities

    Formulate C&P strategies and drive C&P activities in the company.
    Coordinate C&P activities in all areas of the business and the OML JV including Operations, Engineering & Drilling
    Monitor suppliers’ performance, ensure service level agreements (SLAs) and key performance indicators (KPIs) are met, and drive improvement

Qualifications

    Minimum of first degree in Engineering, Law, Economics, Business Administration or Supply Chain Management is required.
    All relevant Procurement certifications
    Minimum of 10 years relevant work experience, 3 of which must be in a leadership capacity in C&P role for an oil & gas production/drilling company

Application Closing Date
13th April, 2017.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV's to: recruit.oilcompany@gmail.com and ksbcvac@gmail.com using the reference number and job title as the subject of the email.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has described Turkey as a trusted ally

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After his visit comes amid worsening relations between the two Nato allies.

Speaking after meeting his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu, Mr Tillerson said the US wanted strong links between the two countries.

They are at odds over US backing for Kurdish fighters in Syria and Turkish demands for Washington to extradite anti-government cleric Fethullah Gulen.

"In the United States, the people of Turkey have a trusted ally and a partner who is committed to its safety and security, and advancing economic opportunity," Mr Tillerson said.

We look forward to approaching these challenges together, and the Trump administration will continue to build ties with this long-standing ally and our friend."

Mr Tillerson said Turkey was an important ally of the US in the battle against the group known as Islamic State (IS) and the two countries agreed on the importance of lessening the disruptive influence of Iran in the Middle East.

The secretary of state's visit comes amid continuing tensions within Nato and as Turkey angrily criticised the arrest of a leading Turkish banker in the US.

Mehmet Hakan Atilla, a top official of the state-owned Halkbank, was detained on Tuesday on charges of helping Iran evade US sanctions.

Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said the case was designed to tarnish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Mr Tillerson is the most senior US official to travel to Turkey since President Donald Trump was sworn in in January.

BBC

Kim Jong-nam's body to be released to North Korea

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Prime Minister Najib Razak said a coroner had approved the release of Kim Jong-nam's body.

Mr Kim was murdered at Kuala Lumpur airport with a lethal nerve agent last month.

The assassination led to a major diplomatic dispute between Malaysia and North Korea.

Prime Minister Najib said nine Malaysians who had been barred from leaving North Korea had now been given permission to return to Malaysia, and North Koreans would be allowed to leave Malaysia.

Malaysia has not directly blamed North Korea for the killing, but there is widespread suspicion Pyongyang was responsible.

Mr Najib said: "I had a deep personal concern about this matter, and we worked intensively behind the scenes to achieve this successful outcome.

"Many challenges were overcome to ensure the return of our fellow Malaysians."

Malaysian investigators had demanded North Korea hand over suspects, three of whom were thought to be hiding in the country's embassy in Malaysia. It is unclear if they are among the North Koreans now being allowed to leave Malaysia.

In turn, North Korea demanded Malaysia turn over Kim Jong-nam's body and strongly denied any role in the killing.

Mr Najib said: "The government believes strongly in the principles of justice and sovereignty. Our police investigation into this serious crime on Malaysian soil will continue.

"I have instructed for all possible measures to be taken to bring those responsible for this murder to justice."

BBC

Vacancy: Cost Controller needed at Lilygate Hotel

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Lilygate Hotel located in the heart of Lekki Phase 1 is a new luxurious four star hotel with 74 rooms including 6 suites and a full range of facilities.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Cost Controller

Location: Lagos

Summary of Responsibilities
Reporting to the Director of Finance & Business Support, responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

    Consistently offers professional, engaging and friendly service.
    Prepare and analyze food and beverage costs on a monthly basis and recommend alternatives to improve costs.
    Assist in the monthly food and beverage inventories count and extension.
    Establish and maintain a database for food and beverage inventory stock including up-to-date pricing.
    Ensure proper storage and issuance of all food and beverage items.
    Establish and maintain a cost allocation transfer system for food and beverage supplies to the various departments. Summarize these transactions for each financial period close.
    Cost all food and beverage items and where practical, input these costs into the point of sales system and generate monthly potential food and beverage cost of sales.
    Price all food and beverage storeroom requisitions and compute the following:
        Monthly food and beverage actual costs by outlet.
        Monthly storeroom variances for food and beverage.
        Assist management in menu costing in order to establish menu item sale prices.
    Establish and monitor the following operational controllers in the banquets and food and beverage outlets:
        Cash Bars
        Menu Items (ensure that they are properly rung up the system).
        Liquor pouring procedures.
        Guest check void controls.
        Cash handling and check settlement.
        Operation inventories and reconciliations.
        Point of Sale system user capabilities and controls.
        Portion controls.
        Prepare F&B reports as requested by management.

Qualifications

    Previous experience is an asset
    Accounting designation or enrollment in a recognized Accounting Program.
    Previous hotel accounting experience (Minimum 3 years preferred).
    Excellent written and verbal skills.
    Ability to motivate employees and proven leadership skills.
    Familiarity with Financials System, Lanmark, Fidelio, Reporting System, Micros POS and Excel
    Must be willing to work a flexible schedule in order to accomplish all major responsibilities and tasks.
    Must be willing to accept assignments on as need basis, in order to promote teamwork.
    Must have a commitment to follow all local and corporate policies and procedures as they relate to the position.
    Must be self-motivated and possess a high degree of analytical ability and confidentiality, and work in a safe, prudent and organized matter.

Application Closing Date
11th April, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Application letters and CV's to: kehinde.badmus@lilygatelagos.com

Vacancy: Regional Manager needed at Stanbic IBTC bank

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Stanbic IBTC Bank is a leading African banking group focused on emerging markets globally. It has been a mainstay of South Africa's financial system for 150 years, and now spans 16 countries across the African continent.

Standard Bank is a firm believer in technical innovation, to help us guarantee exceptional client service and leading edge financial solutions. Our growing global success reflects our commitment to the latest solutions, the best people, and a uniquely flexible and vibrant working culture. To help us drive our success into the future, we are looking for resourceful individuals to join our dedicated team at our offices.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Regional Manager - SIPML (North- Central)

Job ID: 22384
Location: Lagos
Job Sector: Financial Services

Job Purpose

    The Regional Manager is responsible in providing tailored consultative solutions for all Pension and Gratuity related matters in the region by driving voluntary contributions across the employees of assigned institutions and growing SIPML’s market share in RSA Holders and Assets Under Management
    Responsible for co-ordinating the activities of the relationship managers in the region by ensuring clients perceive, feel and experience the Company positively through timely and conclusive resolution of pre and post sales issues; and other related/incidental matters.

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities
Achieve Regional Business Targets :

    Achieve and surpass assigned monthly regional RSA pin target
    Achieve and surpass assigned monthly/yearly regional contribution target
    Achieve and surpass assigned regional new employers targets
    Grow SIPML’s wallet share of employer’s business by generating and creating more contributing RSA pins.
    Provide advice to employers, on potential Pension/Gratuity solutions based on consultative analysis of their business model and pension industry dynamics.
    Identify, initiate and convert leads for SIPML.
    Operate within the Pencom guidelines and framework so as to avoid sanctions or infractions to the Company.
    Analyze and review potential labor challenges or peculiarities that may lead to sub-optimization for the employer or organization.
    Make physical / telephone calls / e-mails to clients for customer interactions
    Organize and facilitate Interactive sessions and Rotating Desks/PoW with clients and prospective clients.
    Effectively communicate and follow through, with client requests to back office /support units
    Maintain and update comprehensive employers’ database.
    Ensure Employers have updated contribution schedules.
    Collect schedules from Employer for upload to clients’ accounts.
    Increase number of funded and contributing RSA Pins in the department.
    Ensure not more than 5% customer attrition from assigned institutions  during the transfer window
    Proffer possible strategies/ways to improve sales and relating to customers.
    Increase number of funded and contributing RSA Pins in the department.
    Ensure that SIPML’s customers are retained at transfer window
    Drive the voluntary contributions across the employees of assigned institutions
    Ensure that clients perceive, feel and experience the Company positively through timely and conclusive resolution of pre and post sales issues; and other related/incidental matters

Manage the Relationship Management Team :

    Lead the RMs to follow up with employers on monthly pension contribution as at when due.
    Lead the RMs to collect and correct email mandates for employees in assigned institutions
    Lead the RMs to organize CFI capture with Organizations periodically by the regulator.
    Proffer possible strategies/ways to improve sales and relating to customers.
    Co-ordinate the activities of the CFI agents assigned for the Know Your Customer initiative
    Effectively lead & grow respective relationship managers to be self-led
    Ensure Business initiative are followed though within the prescribed guideline
    Ensure RM’s are being mentored, coached and build Self-Led capabilities

Manage Region’s Compliance and ensure risk appetite within minimum level:

    Follow up with employers on monthly pension contribution as at when due.
    Lead the RMs to collect and correct email mandates for employees in assigned institutions
    Lead the RMs to organize CFI capture with Organizations periodically by the regulator.
    Ensure Education of employers in line with PenCom’s regulations
    Ensure KYC of employers
    Co-ordinate the activities of the CFI agents assigned for the Know Your Customer initiative
    Ensure Business initiative are followed though within the prescribed regulatory guidelines
    Manage and Ensure compliance by employers in remittances and other regulatory requirements
    Ensure compliance with all tenant of the PRA 2014 as it relates to managing relationships

Preferred Qualification and Experience

    Type of qualification: First Degree
    Field of study: General Social Science
    Job Function: Wealth Management
    Job Family: Regional Manager
    Years: 5-7 Years
    Experience Description: Minimum of 5 years’ experience with exposure in sales relationship management & leadership position

Knowledge/Technical Skills/Expertise
Competency Label: Effective Business Communication:

    Competency Description:The ability to communicate information and ideas in a clear and concise manner appropriate for the audience in order to explain, persuade, convince and influence others to achieve the desired outcomes..
    Proficiency Level: PROFICIENT - Clear knowledge and application of the concept

Competency Label: Presentation Skills:

    Competency Description:The ability to communicate and deliver information verbally in a clear, concise and comprehensive manner to other people, using appropriate props and tools.
    Proficiency Level: PROFICIENT - Clear knowledge and application of the concept

Competency Label:Compliance-Know-Your-Customer:

    Competency Description:Knowledge and practical application of the requirements for KYC Compliance including the determination of beneficial ownership in complex client corporate structures.
    Proficiency Level: PROFICIENT - Clear knowledge and application of the concept

Competency Label:Brand Management:

    Competency Description:The ability to use marketing techniques to increase the perceived value of the organisation over time and build customer loyalty through positive brand awareness.
    Proficiency Level: PROFICIENT - Clear knowledge and application of the concept

Competency Label:Customer Understanding:

    Competency Description:The ability to analyse customer needs by engaging with them, analyzing their business objectives and their financial position.
    Proficiency Level: PROFICIENT - Clear knowledge and application of the concept

Competency Label:Applications: Microsoft Office Suite:

    Competency Description:Ability to use Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
    Proficiency Level: PROFICIENT - Clear knowledge and application of the concept

Competency Label:Compliance:

    Competency Description:The ability to interpret regulations and laws that apply to the business and to provide information to business on how to comply e.g. Pension Reform Acts 2014.
    Proficiency Level: PROFICIENT - Clear knowledge and application of the concept

Application Closing Date
11th April, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Vacancy: Assistant Finance Manager needed at Mega Lifesciences Nigeria Limited

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Mega Lifesciences Nigeria Limited  - Established in 1982, Mega Lifesciences  is actively involved in helping millions of people have access to safe, effective, world class quality nutritional & herbal supplements, OTC and ethical products. Mega is engaged in manufacturing, marketing, selling and distributing quality Pharmaceutical, Nutraceutical products and Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG).

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Assistant Finance Manager

Location: Lagos

Requirements

    Bachelor's Degree in Accounting/CA
    At least 3 years of experience
    Knowledge of Oracle software will be an added advantage

Application Closing Date
13th April, 2017.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV's to: nelly@megawecare.com

Vacancy: Front Desk Officer needed for Sahara Group

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Sahara Group nutures businesses in the energy sector. These companies operate essentially within the energy industry and its associated sub-sectors. The Group consists of individuals, who are determined to make a positive impact on the business environment.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Front Desk Officer

Location: Nigeria

Key Deliverables

    Operate telephone switchboard to answer, screen, or forward calls, providing information, taking messages, or scheduling appointments.
    Hear and resolve complaints from customers/clients or the public.
    Collect, sort, distribute, or prepare mail, messages, or courier deliveries.
    Greet persons entering establishment, determine nature and purpose of visit, and direct or escort them to specific destinations.
    Provide information about establishment, such as location of departments or offices, employees within the organization, or services provided.
    File and maintain records.
    Analyze data to determine answers to questions from customers or members of the public.
    Schedule appointments and maintain and update appointment calendars.
    Supervision of Office Assistants in respect of janitorial services whilst maintaining the lobby or reception area.
    Keep a current record of staff members' whereabouts and availability.
    Schedule space or equipment for special programs and prepare lists of participants.
    Taking messages and relaying them to the relevant department/companies.
    Administration of meeting rooms
    Adhoc duties as advised.

Requirements
Minimum Qualification / Experience:

    First Degree from a reputable University
    Minimum of 1- 2 years cognate working experience (Post NYSC) in a similar role within a corporate Organization.

Knowledge/Skills:

    Ability to work in a fast-paced corporate environment.
    Ability to handle high volume switchboard /telephone/ reception duties.
    Proven experience as front desk representative, agent or relevant position
    Knowledge of office management and basic bookkeeping
    Proficient in English (oral and written)
    Excellent knowledge of MS Office (especially Excel and Word)
    Strong communication and people skills
    Good organizational and multi-tasking abilities
    Problem-solving skills
    Customer service orientation
    Ability to work independently and under pressure

Personality Traits:

    Customer friendly attitude,
    Ability to work under pressure.
    Creativity and Efficiency
    Good coordinating/ organizational skills.

Working Relationships

    All Staff
    Companies/Departments
    Visitors
    Clients and Vendors.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications to: recruiter@sahara-group.com

Vacancy: Program Supervisor at Sahara Group

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Sahara Group nutures businesses in the Energy sector. These companies operate essentially within the energy industry and its associated sub-sectors. The Group consists of individuals, who are determined to make a positive impact on the business environment.

We are recruiting to fill the below position:

Job Title: Program Supervisor

Location: Any City, Nigeria

Key Deliverables

    To provide support to the Private Sector Advisory Group (PSAG) secretariat and manage expectations from cross sectoral partners.
    To provide regular updates on activities of the to Line Manager and ensure these activities are in line with the expectations of the Global PSAG
    Engage local communities to determine needs, develop strategies and initiate programs which would answer these needs, in connection with the company’s strategies and Business Plan.
    Ensure full understanding of PCSR strategies and work with implementing partners to coordinate the timely execution of sustainable Entrepreneurship programs
    Facilitate the process of impact assessment of programs on recipients
    Promote company-wide awareness of Sahara Group PCSR strategies and initiatives
    Day-to-day coordination of existing PCSR projects ensuring alignment with the SDGs.
    Monitor expenditure relating to the PCSR budget in accordance with financial regulations and processes.
    Initiate and coordinate Partnership Relations with business neighbors
    Provide business support to the Line Manager.

Working Relationships:

    Executive Director
    Company MD’s
    Unit Heads & Finance Managers
    Host Community Representative & Implementing Partners
    Contemporaries in other Private Sector Organizations

Minimum Qualification/Experience

    First Degree from a reputable University.
    4-5 years of cognate work experience with large organization, relating with people of diverse cultures and traditions
    Experience of implementing policies and strategies whilst encouraging change within an organization
    Experience in Corporate Social Responsibility Advisory

Knowledge/Skills:

    Knowledge of the Corporate Social Responsibility agenda
    Knowledge of computer applications including Word, PowerPoint and Excel
    Demonstrate excellent communication skills (oral and written)
    Investigative and problem solving skills
    Demonstrate organizational and time management skills with the ability to prioritize workloads
    Project management skills, including the ability to coordinate the work of others

Personality Traits:

    Candidate must be hardworking and dedicated
    Candidate must be highly analytical and creative
    Candidate must be resourceful with good interpersonal skills to relate with people across different social strata.
    Candidate must possess ability to adapt to different types of environment

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV's to: recruiter@sahara-group.com

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