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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Vacancy: Director General/Chief Executive Officer needed by Ministry of Mineral Development

The Ministry of Solid Minerals Development is an agency set up to unlock the economic potentials of the solid minerals sub-sector in Nigeria. The Ministry of Solid Minerals Development (MSMD) was established in 1985 as a bold attempt by the Nigerian Government to spur the rapid and beneficial development of the country's solid mineral resources.

The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development has openings for interested candidates at the National Steel Raw Material Exploration Agency (NSRMEA). The National Steel Raw Material Exploration Agency (NSRMEA) has the mandate to carry out exploration of Steel Raw Materials in all part of Nigeria and elsewhere for the iron and steel industry, and to establish and execute steel raw materials base for the country.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Nigerian candidates to fill the below position:

Job Title: Director General/Chief Executive Officer

Location: Kaduna
Department: National Steel Raw Material Exploration Agency (NSRMEA)

Job Description

    The successful candidate shall be responsible for the execution of the policies and day to day running of the affairs of the Agency.
    The tenure is for a period of 4 years, but renewable.

Conditions for Eligibility
To apply, a candidate must:

    Possess at least a Masters Degree from a recognized Institution in a discipline related to the mandate of the Agency;
    Have at least 25 years post graduation cognate experience five (5) of which must be at a management level;
    Possess a combination of technical, managerial and leadership abilities, which includes, but not limited to:
    Excellent leadership skill/qualities and strategic vision coupled with organizational and managerial skills;
    Scientific and technical competence with demonstrable knowledge of mineral processing; and
    Demonstrable knowledge of the issues, laws and regulations of the Nigerian Mining Sector.
    Be a member of a professional Association relevant to the activities of the Centre.

Salary/Benefit
Conditions of Service are as provided for Political, Public and Judicial Office Holders (Salaries and Allowances etc (Amendment Bill) Act 2008) and applied to Federal Government Agencies, which may be modified from time to time by competent Federal Authorities.

Application Closing Date
24th July, 2017

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit 15 printed copies of their Applications, current and detailed Curriculum Vitae, accompanied with photocopies of Credentials giving the following information:

1.) Personal Particulars:

    Full Names, Date of Birth, State of Origin, Marital Status, Contact Address, email and Telephone Number (s).

2.) Educational Background:

    Institutions Attended with Dates, Qualifications Obtained with Dates, Membership of Professional Bodies; Prizes, Distinction/Awards obtained.

3.) Work Experience:

    Present Employer, Position and Salary; Previous Position held with Dates;
    List of relevant publications (starting form the most recent) in professional Journals or elsewhere;
    Leisure and spare time activities/hobbies;
    Any other relevant information in support of application.
    Names and addresses of three referees (not relations) who shall be able to testify to the applicant’s academic/professional competence as well as good conduct and character and be ready to send their reports/testimonies directly to the Honourable Minister of Mines and Steel Development within the valid period of submitting applications.

All Applications are to be submitted to:
The Honourable Minister,
Ministry of Mines and Steel Development,
2, Luanda Street off Ademola Adetokunbo Crescent,
Wuse II,
Abuja.

Vacancy: Director General/Chief Executive Officer needed by Ministry of Solid Mineral Development

The Ministry of Solid Minerals Development is an agency set up to unlock the economic potentials of the solid minerals sub-sector in Nigeria. The Ministry of Solid Minerals Development (MSMD) was established in 1985 as a bold attempt by the Nigerian Government to spur the rapid and beneficial development of the country's solid mineral resources.

The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development has openings for interested candidates at the National Metallurgical Development Centre (NMDC). The National Metallurgical Development Centre (NMDC) has the mandate to conduct research and development work on Solid Mineral and Metallurgical Development.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Nigerian candidates to fill the below position:

Job Title: Director General/Chief Executive Officer

Location: Jos Director General/Chief Executive Officer
Department: National Metallurgical Development Centre (NMDC)

Jos Description

    The successful candidate shall be responsible for the execution of the policies and day to day running of the affairs of the Agency.
    The tenure is for a period of 4 years, but renewable.

Conditions for Eligibility
To apply, a candidate must:

    Possess at least a Doctorate Degree from a recognized Institution in a discipline related to the mandate of the centre;
    Have at least 25 years post graduation cognate experience five (5) of which must be at a management level;
    Possess a combination of technical, managerial and leadership abilities, which includes, but not limited to: -
    Excellent leadership skill/qualities and strategic vision coupled with organizational and managerial skills;
    Scientific and technical competence with demonstrable knowledge of metallurgy; and
    Demonstrable knowledge of the issues, laws and regulations of the Nigerian Mining Sector,
    Be a member of a professional Association relevant to the activities of the centre.

Salary/Benefit
Conditions of Service are as provided for Political, Public and Judicial Office Holders (Salaries and Allowances etc (Amendment Bill) Act 2008) and applied to Federal Government Agencies, which may be modified from time to time by competent Federal Authorities

Application Closing Date
24th July, 2017

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit 15 printed copies of their Applications, current and detailed Curriculum Vitae, accompanied with photocopies of Credentials giving the following information:

1.) Personal Particulars:

    Full Names, Date of Birth, State of Origin, Marital Status, Contact Address, email and Telephone Number (s).

2.) Educational Background:

    Institutions Attended with Dates, Qualifications Obtained with Dates, Membership of Professional Bodies; Prizes, Distinction/Awards obtained.

3.) Work Experience:

    Present Employer, Position and Salary; Previous Position held with Dates;
    List of relevant publications (starting form the most recent) in professional Journals or elsewhere;
    Leisure and spare time activities/hobbies;
    Any other relevant information in support of application.
    Names and addresses of three referees (not relations) who shall be able to testify to the applicant’s academic/professional competence as well as good conduct and character and be ready to send their reports/testimonies directly to the Honourable Minister of Mines and Steel Development within the valid period of submitting applications.

All Applications are to be submitted to:
The Honourable Minister,
Ministry of Mines and Steel Development,
2, Luanda Street off Ademola Adetokunbo Crescent,
Wuse II,
Abuja.

Palestinians​ family has been split apart by the Israeli occupation

A report says, Loay Tailakh calls his family in the besieged Gaza Strip every day, but he avoids video chats, which can leave him depressed and immobile for days.

His father told Reporters that, "he feel like a failure as a father".

However, his wife and three children live just a two-hour drive from his home in Ramallah, he has not seen them for two years.

Tailakh said; "I knew I would face some difficulties bringing my family to the West Bank, but I never thought I would be in a situation where I might never see them again".

Meanwhile, over 10-years-ago, Tailakh, who received a PhD in Agriculture from Bulgaria, moved to Gaza from the West Bank to work for the agriculture ministry. He married his wife, Shireen, in 2004, and they had three children: 13-year-old Karim, nine-year-old Yusuf and seven-year-old Salem.

Tailakh added: "I am worried about the long-term psychological effects this will have on my children if we are not reunited soon," Tailakh said, his voice trembling.

He also said: "Each night, I stay awake praying that tomorrow will be the day that I can hold them again, and our suffering will finally end."

Toshiba drag Western Digital to court over memory chips

According to report, Toshiba is suing Western Digital for 120bn yen ($1bn; £835m), accusing it of interfering in the attempted sale of its flash memory business.

But the Japanese giant is offloading the unit, which makes chips for smartphones and laptops, to cover huge losses in its US nuclear division.

It has so far failed to clinch a sale to its preferred buyer, a group of US, South Korean and Japanese investors.

Western Digital, a partner of Toshiba, objects to that proposed deal.

The US firm, which jointly runs Toshiba's main semiconductor plant, has been feuding bitterly with its Japanese partner, and has sought a US court injunction to prevent any deal that does not have its consent.

Toshiba is selling its memory chip unit to cover losses from its nuclear division.

Source: BBC

FARC rebels group ends its existence in Colombia - Official

According to BBC, Colombia's FARC rebel group has formally disarmed completely as an armed group, putting an end to half a century of violent conflict in the country.

However, the event which ended the disarmament process, President Juan Manuel Santos said the "peace was real and irreversible".

The president said, the former guerrillas will now work on forming a political party.

Meanwhile, the FARC leader, Mr Rodrigo Londoño, known as Timochenko said: "Farewell to war. Farewell to arms, welcome to peace!".

President Santos is now trying to strike a similar deal with the National Liberation Army (ELN), Colombia's second-largest left-wing rebel group.

The handover of 7,132 weapons was a key demand in the peace process signed last year, which marked the end of the Farc's 52-year conflict in which 260,000 people were killed.

(BBC News)

Stolen helicopter fire grenades on Venezuela Supreme Court building

According to Aljazeera, police helicopter has dropped grenades on Venezuela's Supreme Court building and fired shots at the interior ministry in what President Nicolas Maduro called a "terror attack" against his government.

However, Information minister Ernesto Villegas said the stolen helicopter first fired 15 shots on the ministry in Caracas, the capital, as a reception was taking place on Tuesday.

But, it then flew a short distance to the Supreme Court building and dropped four grenades, two of them near the national guardsmen protecting the building.

President Maduro said no one was injured as the grenades failed to detonate during the incident.

The attack occurred as Maduro was speaking live on state television to journalists gathered at the presidential palace.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Julius Berger Nigeria PLC set to diversify to power, oil and gas

The Nigeria construction giant, Julius Berger, seeks to diversify its business and stay competitive.

The construction company is also considering bidding for business in other countries in West Africa including Ghana, Benin and Cote D’ Ívoire

But, Julius Berger Nigeria PLC has formed a partnership with Petralon Energy to work on oil fields in the Niger Delta region and is currently in talks with about eight power-industry investors to build generating plants in the country.

However, the Federal Government may soon achieve its objective of boosting Nigeria’s local refining capacity as an Indonesian firm has revealed plans to construct a modular refinery in the country.

The refinery will be located in Akwa Ibom State and on completion is expected to churn out 10,000 barrels of oil per day.

Vacancy: Director General/Chief Executive Officer needed by Ministry of Mineral Development

The Ministry of Solid Minerals Development is an agency set up to unlock the economic potentials of the solid minerals sub-sector in Nigeria...