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Insecurity: Obaseki Declares Curfew In Edo, As Army Begins Operation (Pics)



The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has again imposed 10pm to 6am curfew across the state to checkmate the rising level of insecurity in Edo State, Igbere TV reports.

This is even as the governor urged security agencies in the state to check the activities of hoodlums and criminals following the hijack of the #EndSARS protests in the state.

Obaseki spoke on Friday when he received the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 2 Division Nigerian Army, Major General Anthony Bamidele Omozoje, at the Government House, Benin City.

Igbere TV reports that the visit was to inform the governor on plans by the military to embark on a seven-day heightened security operation to fish out criminal elements in the state.

The governor who thanked the Chief of Army Staff and other senior security officers for refusing to be compromised and ensured that Edo had a free, fair and credible election, said their actions have saved and sustained democracy in the State and Nigeria.

Obaseki said: “We have a subsisting curfew in Edo, which is being breached. To support your seven-day heightened security effort, we are reinforcing the curfew from 10pm to 6am daily. The town should be on lockdown and anyone found outside within this period should be dealt with according to the law.”

The governor said during the #ENDSARS protest, Edo was a hotspot, as hoodlums took advantage of the heightened anxieties surrounding the September 19 governorship election to cause mayhem.

Obaseki, who assured of the government’s support, thanked the commanding officer for the moves made, which he said would ensure normalcy is restored in the State ahead of the yuletide season.

He noted: “We will increase consultations with various stakeholders, traditional rulers, youth groups and religious leaders over the seven-day operation to sensitize them and solicit for their support, cooperation and information to help rearrest the fleeing inmates from our correctional centers.

“We have their data and we would commence flashing their names and pictures on social media, television stations and other media platforms. We would release hotlines for citizens to call and give vital information to security agencies, especially information on those that have arms and ammunition in their custody”.

Speaking earlier, Major Omozoje said he is in the state to collaborate with other sister security agencies to see how to consolidate on the gains being made in curbing the rate of criminality witnessed after the EndSARS protests.

“We need to go actively after these criminals in order not to give them the liberty to operate. The seven days heightened security operation will involve all security agencies to arrest criminals and recover arms and ammunition.”

He said the operation has been carried out in Osun, Kwara, Oyo, Ekiti and now Edo State, adding, “We would establish fixed check points at very critical locations within the City.

“After the operation, an evaluation will be carried out to know the level of success. We have men in Ibadan and Akure who are ready re-enforce our effort, if need be.

On Friday, suspected bandits abducted an Abuja-bound bus belonging to a popular transport company with 14 passengers in the state along the Benin – Ekpoma Expressway.

Same day, a 400 level female medical student of Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma was abducted alongside chairman of Esan Central local government council.

All kidnap victims have however been released, following the alleged payment of N9 million ransom by owners of the transport company, with the diver said to have been shot dead.

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Afia Schwarzenegger Advises Ghanaian Ladies Ahead Of The Christmas Festivities



Ghanaian comedienne, Afia Schwarzenegger has sent a word of advice to all Ghanaian ladies ahead of the yuletide.

December is here again and Ghanaian ladies will be hoping to go out and have fun with their fiancees.

It is from this backdrop that the comedienne is giving this advice. According to her, since the economic hardship due to the pandemic has been intense, ladies will have to apologize to their fiancees even if the guy is at fault.

Watch her in the video below;


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American University appoints Ganduje as mentoring scholar, professor



An American school, The East Carolina University in the United States of America, has appointed Kano Governor Abdullahi Ganduje as a visiting full Professor of e-Governance and International Affairs.

American University appoints Ganduje as mentoring scholar, professor

A statement by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Malam Abba Anwar, said Ganduje’s intellectual recognition was conveyed in a letter signed by Prof. Victor W. and dated November 30, 2020.

In the letter titled “Appointment to the position of Senior Mentoring Scholar and Visiting Full Professor of E-Governance and International Affairs”, he was congratulated by the University’s Academic Board.

The statement said the letter reads:

“Congratulations! The Academic Board of International Center for Information Technology and Development, College of Business, USA, is pleased to inform you that you have been appointed as Senior Mentoring Scholar and Visiting Full Professor of E-Governance and International Affairs.”

“Amazed at governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje’s accomplishment in good governance and genuine investment in human capital development,” said the statement.

“Not only that, Ganduje’s choice is a depiction of close monitoring of his achievements as a governor in the last couple of years. Which eventually earned him global recognition and commendation.”

As the letter acknowledges:

“You have been a source of motivation to the Nigerian youths both at home and in the diaspora at large. We are amazed at your accomplishments both as the Executive Governor of Kano State, Nigeria, Fellow National Association of Educational Administration and Planning, Nigeria, and your investment in Human Capital Development.”

As his academic responsibilities, the Academic Board of the University assigns for the governor, that:

“…You will mentor PhD students, junior lecturers, as well as take a lead in advising our University’s Research Center on academic issues related to E-Governance and International Affairs. We run specialised workshops for government officials (Executive, Judiciary and Legislature) from developing nations.

“The University’s keen interest in tapping from governor Ganduje’s wealth of experience, good governance posture and commitment to societal development, they said, “…we will be elated to host you even once a year to speak to them during our conferences and colloquia. This will be scheduled at your convenience.

“Speaking the obvious, the letter appreciates that, “Looking at your academic, administrative, and overall leadership record in Nigeria and Africa, you fit perfectly in East Carolina University’s goal to remain a leading research and teaching institution in the United States and beyond.

“It is our fervent hope, Sir, that you will accept this offer. Your appointment will be posted at …ECU-ICITD’s website…once we get your acceptance.”

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To tackle Unemployment in Nigeria, Jobberman aims to provide Unlimited Job opportunities for Youths



The year 2020 came with a bag full of tricks, every month seemed to hold a new surprise. The most daunting event is that of the Covid-19 pandemic that literally took the world by shock. But two pandemics are clamping down hard on Nigerian youth: The global health pandemic and unemployment.

According to new research by the National Bureau of Statistics, unemployment in Nigeria is certainly at an all-time high with over 40% of youths unemployed or underemployed.

As an individual, you can only but try to create or seize opportunities as they come; there isn’t a specific answer or routine you must carry out to be successful in your job search or career. But with an overcrowded job marketplace in our country, there are things you could do to give yourself a fighting chance.

An estimated 85% of our population is under the age of 40 making Nigeria by far the demographically youngest of the world’s eighth-most populated countries. The peculiarities of this kind of market are that everyone is desperate to be successful, they want the best jobs, they want great income, and also live a good life.

Fresh graduates, young professionals, and even experienced professionals have so many obstacles thrown at them every day, all in a bid to find a successful career path; but amid chaos lies a solution. One of the leading recruitment companies in Nigeria, Jobberman is constantly researching and providing solutions, solidifying partnerships to create dignified pathways for Nigerian youths to access quality opportunities; endless opportunities for anybody to become somebody without having to know “somebody”.

Despite these adversities, one of the leading recruitment companies in Nigeria, Jobberman is constantly providing solutions and solidifying partnerships to make it easier for Nigerian youths to find quality opportunities.

Jobberman’s Intervention

The Jobberman brand goes back to 2009 in Nigeria. For over a decade, the brand has been at the forefront of increasing workplace productivity in Africa by helping employers to find the best and brightest talent for their companies and by linking job seekers to their dream jobs.

Whether you are looking for your first job or you were laid off due to the economic effect of the pandemic, Jobberman is well-positioned to help you find your next opportunity.

In 2020 alone, Jobberman has introduced several tools and services to help its over 5 million users. From allowing employers to list their jobs for free on the platform, to launching soft skills training, to hosting the first and largest virtual career fair as well as solidifying a partnership with Coursera to allow job seekers to complete Jobberman Soft Skills course and earn certification, Jobberman has been proof that there can truly be unity in adversity.

In case you’re feeling left out of everything, maybe you’re not taking full advantage of the platform.

Gaining the attention of employers on the Jobberman platform

Having an updated and active profile on the platform is a great way to start your job search journey, position yourself for opportunities, and showcase your values. One common mistake job seekers make, even professionals are that they usually wait till they are job hunting before they update their profiles on the platform.

Jobberman has top companies advertising for quality roles on their platform and also has a track record of successfully placing qualified job seekers in these high-quality roles and companies.

A strong Jobberman profile, that highlights your values, skills, and accomplishments, could open doors to huge and exciting opportunities that will set you up for long-term career success.

It also allows you to download your profile as a CV and share with hiring managers. Another exciting feature is the profile boost feature: think of it as you advertising your CV on the platform. There is also an insights feature on the platform, that helps you discover your personal and career strengths, so you can identify growth potential and perform at your best.

Be among the new workforce

Recruiters view skills as critical when looking at job candidates. It’s important to list your skills—both hard and soft—on your profile. And if you don’t have all of the required soft skills for the job you want, the Jobberman Soft Skills course on Coursera is a great way to build them and increase your chances of getting hired.

The power of online learning has never been so apparent. Over the past few months, Jobberman has provided Soft Skills training for over 80,000 Nigerian youth from different states across the country. Some of these skills include creativity, problem-solving, critical thinking, communication skills, innovation, emotional intelligence, employability skills, teamwork, time management, business etiquette, and workplace ethics.

So, how do you find and seize opportunities in today’s world? Ask Jobberman. They know a thing or two.

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