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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.

I will continue to work hard in my career - Sanches

The Portugal international joined the Bavarian giants from Benfica last year amid much fanfare, but endured a frustrating debut season in Germany.

Sanches made just 25 appearances (nine of them starts) in all competitions for Bayern as they won a fifth straight league title and reached the Champions League semi-finals.

The 19-year-old midfielder admits he needs more game time and wants to achieve that with Carlo Ancelotti's side, but refused to rule out a move away from the Allianz Arena.

"In principle I will stay at Bayern," he told Record. "Of course Bayern Munich are a great club and I really enjoy being there.

"But if I do not stay at Bayern I will not be discouraged either. I will continue working as usual.

"Of course I need to play more, playing more gives me much more confidence. Let's see what happens."

Verratti denied ever speaking on his transfer saga

Marco Verratti insists he never gave an interview issuing an ultimatum to Paris Saint-German to retain his services for another season.

The Italy international has been heavily linked with a move to Barcelona after impressing on the domestic scene and in the Champions League.

Verratti was quoted by La Gazzetta dello Sport as saying he wanted PSG to show their ambition by signing "champions" in order to keep him at Parc des Princes.

The 24-year-old midfielder took to Instagram on Saturday to question the validity of the article, which was then confirmed by the journalist who conducted the interview, Alessandro Grandesso.

But Verratti denied ever speaking to Grandesso and said he was getting fed up with all the constant speculation surrounding his future.

"I did not give an interview with anyone and I have never discussed with PSG the situation presented in the article this morning," he wrote on the social media platform.

"I hope you all stop speaking without knowing. There is a limit to all."

Muhammed Salah will shine in anfield - James Milner

James Milner believes that Liverpool's newest addition will be a hit at Anfield, saying that the Egyptian's skill and attitude off the ball will see him settle without difficulty.

Salah, who joined the Reds on Thursday for a fee of £39m, has everything a player needs to succeed in the English top-flight, says Premier League veteran Milner, including the commitment to always keep the pressure on the opposition when not in possession of the ball.

"That's what you need in our team. The way we play, you can't have any passengers," the 31-year old told the club's official website.

"Everyone mucks in and we've got great team spirit. Everyone gets on the front foot and gets the press; it only takes one person not to do it for it to break down.

"He’ll fit into that really well, with and without the ball. He’s very dangerous with it and causes a lot of problems. And without it, that’s so important the way we play.

"Looking at his stats and things like that, he has had a good season. He is a dangerous player and someone who is going to do really well for us, I’m sure."

Salah joins a Liverpool squad packed with talented forwards, ensuring that competition for places in Jurgen Klopp's starting XI will be fierce, something Milner feels is crucial of the club is to taste success this coming season.

"Liverpool is a top club, we’re a good squad of players and you’re going to attract top players. That’s what you want – the best players in and around the squad to push each other.

"The bigger the squad of top players you have, the more successful you’re going to be. The competition for places is exactly what you need all over the field."

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Paulinho's agent is in talk with Barcelona over his client transfer deal

The Catalan giants are looking to strengthen their squad under new coach Ernesto Valverde hand and are in the market for at least one midfielder.

Paris Saint-Germain's Marco Verratti remains their top priority, but reports suggested earlier this week that Paulinho was also a target.

The Guangzhou Evergrande midfielder confirmed the speculation.

"There's been contact with my agent,” he told Globo Esporte. “There's an offer. It's true, and the two parties are talking.

"I'm really proud that a great club like Barcelona are interested in my situation - there is no price for that."

The 28-year, however, is unsure about the move, as he said he is happy and settle in China.

Paulinho joined the Chinese Super League club in 2015 for £10 million after struggling at Tottenham Hotspur and has since enjoyed a resurgence in form, becoming a regular in the Brazil side under new coach Tite.

He's also settled and happy in China with his partner.

"At the moment I'm really happy with my life and with my career," he added. "When you're in a situation like the one I'm in, it's difficult to make a decision.

"There are a lot of things that I have to weigh up, one of them being my happiness.

"I think, first of all, the way things are with my partner here in China... We really like where we are, the people, how things are with the club, the success... The truth is that I don't know [what to do]."

Paulinho said he that negotiations between the two clubs have yet to start, and was unsure if and when this would happen.

Just this week, coach Luiz Felipe Scolari said that Guangzhou do not want to sell Paulinho, who has a £35 million release clause.

Arsenal FC move for Leon Goretzka signature

According to report, the Germany midfielder Leon Goretzka is reportedly mulling over a potential move to English Premier League side Arsenal in order to further his international football aspirations.

But, Goretzka currently plies his trade for Bundesliga side Schalke 04 but after a couple of below-par seasons with the Royal Blues, the lanky midfielder is considering his options.

The 22-year is hoping to find a club where the level of football will help him cement regular playing time under national team coach Joachim Low.

Gunners boss' Arsene Wenger is a known admirer of the box-to-box midfielder and after impressive displays in Die Mannschaft midfield at the Confederations Cup in Russia - a possible move away from Gelsenkirchen looks increasingly likely.

"As soon as the facts are there, I will be providing, then publicising what my decision is. But today there is no news to that effect," Goretzka said after scoring against Australia in the 3-2 win.

Low himself also commented on the rife speculation, claiming the pair had a private conversation before the pre-World Cup showpiece.

"Between the matches against Denmark and San Marino we had a long conversation about different possible scenarios because I just wanted to know what he was thinking, what kind of opportunities he envisaged," he told reporters.

"I certainly spoke my mind, but please bear with me if I don't share any details. It was a personal conversation and he said he would not focus on his future, he would focus on the Confederations Cup.

"To date, he has delivered. He played very well in both matches and, given his youth, he is already quite a personality in this team.

"It does seem to be clear that he is carefully planning his next career steps and therefore we are trying to ignore the whole issue surrounding his future club career. He is intelligent enough to come up with the right decision for his own career."

Goretzka scored eight goals and registered six assists in 41 games last season - helping Schalke to the Europa League quarter-finals and a tenth-place league finish.

Nelson Mandela sign deal with Frankfurt of Germany

Mandela has been part of the club's development side for the past 12 months, while in the process of securing a work permit to feature in the Bundesliga. Before joining Frankfurt, the 18-year-old represented Hoffenheim briefly and Barcelona's esteemed La Masia academy.

Last season his eight goals in 14 appearances for the U19 side impressed manager Niko Kovac and his technical team to secure the Cameroonian on a long-term deal.

Die Adler will be hoping the young forward will be able to step up and perform in the senior ranks after the untimely injury of captain Alex Meier, while on holiday in the US. The veteran forward's ankle break has officially ruled him out of the start of next season.

The player has received plenty of media attention since the announcement, due to sharing the name of the first black South African president - who led the country into democracy after the apartheid regime.

I am hungry and want to make my mark - Gray

The Foxes starlet, who opened the scoring in the England U21 team's recent 3-0 European Championship victory over Poland, admitted to talkSPORT at being frustrated by not being given sufficient opportunity to shine since his 2016 signing.

"I used this tournament last season to motivate me to show what I am capable of," the player, who started only nine of his 30 appearances for Leicester City, stated.

"As soon as I get a chance I want to have my best game.

"I am hungry and want to make my mark. I want to express myself as much as I can. I don't feel like I have been able to do that as much as I want," he added.

"Shakey (Craig Shakespeare) has always been there for me at Leicester. He always spoke to me one on one. With him getting the job now I am happy with that and hopefully I will get more of an opportunity," he continued.

"Managers have to trust you and give you a chance. If they do we will have more English talent coming on show."

"The way football is today, the way the game is changing all the time I think we can progress and see young players come through.

"It is all about opportunities. Playing at first team level is how you progress the best. You learn about the real game. If opportunities are given you'll see more of the youngsters coming through.

"The young England generation has some very, very good players. Hopefully, there is opportunities given to all the lads coming up from Under 17 onwards.

"The future is bright for England."

Friday, June 23, 2017

UAE princesses were guilty and charge over human trafficking

A News from Middle-East says, Eight princesses from the UAE have been convicted of human trafficking and degrading treatment of their servants by a Brussels court.

They were given 15-month suspended jail terms and ordered to pay €165,000 (£145,000; $185,000) each, with half the sum suspended.

They were accused of holding more than 20 servants they brought with them on a 2008 visit in near slavery.

However, they were acquitted of the more serious charge of inhumane treatment.

The princesses had denied all the charges.

Their lawyer, Stephen Monod, said he was "satisfied to note that the Belgian justice has appropriately assessed this case which has generated many misconceptions for nearly 10 years".

In the reaction: Myria, a Belgian rights group which helped bring the case to court, said the importance of Friday's judgement "can hardly be overstated".

The case dates back to 2008 but only came to court this year, after the defence's many procedural challenges

The princesses are relatives of UAE President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed.

Thailand king shot by air pistol

A news from Germany says, King of Thailand was unhurt when two teenage boys shot at him in the dark with an air pistol.

King Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand who spends much of his time in Germany was cycling late at night with his entourage near Munich airport.

Germany prosecutor said, a 13-years-old and 14-year-old boys, shot at him from the window of a house in the town of Erding on 10 June.

It's not clear if they hit the king but no one was injured.

Spokesperson to Prosecution Office added: "All that is known is that the king was part of a group of cyclists and that shots were fired at this group."

He said shots were also fired later when the group drove past in the king's car.

"The total number of shots is as yet unknown. We know however that more than one shot was fired."

King Vajiralongkorn, 64, took the throne last year following the death of his father.

Barcelona soccer star prefer fine than jail

Earlier report says, Lionel Messi and his father were found guilty of defrauding the Spanish tax authorities of £3.6million and Messi was hit with a suspended prison sentence.

However, under Spanish law he will not be required to serve any time because he does not have a criminal record. The fine will also see the jail term struck from Messi's records.

Numerous footballers have been involved in similar tax fraud cases in recent times, with Javier Mascherano also paying a fine last year after he was handed a six-month jail sentence.

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is currently battling the Spanish tax office for charges of tax fraud totalling a reported £13m.

Video assistant refrees got Arsene Wenger thinking - Hear what he told his player

This year’s Confederations Cup has featured video assistant referees for the first time, and that got Wenger thinking of the potential perils of introducing the technology to the Premier League.

"The only question we have to answer now is how far will we go?" Wenger told Arsenal Player.

"For example, there is a guy in the box who should be given a penalty. The opposition win the ball, go up the other end and score. Do you cancel the goal and give the penalty to the other side?

"That could become a very controversial decision, because if the referee lets the game flow he cannot stop the game. If he comes back and gives a penalty of course that can create havoc, because he has to wait until the game has stopped to intervene. We have to think about how you deal with that.

"At the moment I would [use VAR] for offside and goals allowed or disallowed, but keep it as simple as possible.

"It would sometimes allow the linesmen to let the game go - they would be encouraged to be a bit less protective of the defenders if they knew that if a goal was scored you could come back to see if it was offside or not.

"The penalty decision I’m not 100 percent convinced about because even if you watch it 10 times on video and have 10 specialists in the studio, five might say it’s a penalty and five might say it’s not."

Manchester United have employ Javier Ribalta as scouting manager

LiveScore report says, Ribalta was seen as a key member of the Bianconeri's scouting setup but will now fill the position of scouting co-ordinator for Jose Mourinho's side.

A Juventus statement read, according to Goal: “Juventus Football Club announces that after five years of a profitable partnership, scouting manager Javier Ribalta is leaving the club to take on a new professional adventure.”

Ribalta has spent the last five years as part of the Old Lady's backroom staff but has decided to take on a new challenge at United.

Upon his departure, Ribalta added: “They have been beautiful years, in which I have worked very well. I thank everyone at the club and in particular Giuseppe Marotta and Fabio Paratici for the faith they have demonstrated in me from the first day. It has been a great experience and I will always remember it with great pleasure.”

A famous lifestyle blogger in France died by an explosive cream dispenser

According to report, the most celebrated France lifestyle blogger has been killed by an exploding whipped cream dispenser.

A Blogger, Rebecca Burger's death was announced on Facebook in what her family called a "domestic accident".

However, warning against the faulty dispensers was posted to her Instagram account, saying it had "exploded and struck Rebecca's chest, causing her death".

French media reported she had died of cardiac arrest after the incident, despite medical attention.

The popular fitness and travel figure was famous in France, with some 55,000 Facebook fans and 154,000 followers on Instagram.

One of Ms Burger's family members took to Instagram, warning readers not to use the dispenser, saying that tens of thousands of "defective devices" remain in circulation.

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...