Saturday, July 2, 2016

Helping Hands International (H2i): Become a Partner Today!





A lot has been said about Helping Hands International (H2i) and as a partner; I wish to reiterate what (H2i) stands for. In this part of the world, people seem to be skeptical about multi-level marketing business models. But the truth is; your success in any MLM starts with your mindset. If you believe you can, there will be several positive possibilities. If you do not believe you can, then don not expect much positive results! There is this saying from MLM professionals that; a poor broke person will complain that MLM doesn’t work while a successful leader will ask himself “How can it work?” Success in this industry is not in finding the right person, but in becoming the right person.

What Is Helping Hands International (H2i)?

Helping HandsInternational (H2i) is an International NGO with a clearly defined objective of helping the less privileged in the society. This is made possible by a vision which entails working with kindhearted partners who are willing to make a donation of either N6, 600, N13,200 or N19,800 to become registered on the scheme.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Writing your first Curriculum Vitae/Resume (Pt. 1)



You finally made it out of school and now, with high expectations you are getting ready to hit the labour market, probably for your first job. A lot of questions keep creeping in and you find yourself thinking and asking how to go about it and what to do.

Well, these are normal especially if you have never attempted writing a CV before, which is common with most fresh graduates. The good news is; it is very easy to create a wonderful resume within a few hours. However, your inability to write a good CV can limit you and perhaps inhibit your getting a good job! You should note also that your CV should speak volume about you in your absence. It should get you noticed! Simply put, your CV gives you a head-start and an edge over other applicants. So, do not take it for granted!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Happy birthday to me!

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It is a day specially made for me! A day to thank God for the wonders of my being. Indeed, God has been faithful and has continued to shower His Love and Mercies upon me , though I am unworthy. I celebrate my life because I am so blessed and lifted by God. I celebrate another glorious year added to me and pray that God continues to decorate my life richly with the very best I deserve! Happy birthday to me and many more fruitful years ahead! I am unstoppable! I am a conqueror! I am a King and a blessing to the world! Let the world know...

Dear Tobe's Blog Readers (TBR)...take time to celebrate me today as I mark my birthday! I am yours truly, Tobe JP Ekeneme!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Happy International Women's Day 2016: #PledgeForParity



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The International Women’s Day is a global celebration which aims to inspire women across the world. And this year’s celebration falls on Tuesday, March 8. The campaign theme for this year 2016 is #PledgeForParity.

The first National Women's Day took place in 1909 and its roots are in campaigning for better pay and voting rights. Here are some facts you should know about the International Women’s Day:

1. While International Women's Day is now largely aimed at inspiring women across the world and celebrating their achievements, its roots are in movements campaigning for better pay and voting rights.

2. The first National Women’s Day was marked on 28 February 1909 in the United States after a declaration by the Socialist Party of America.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Court remands Femi Branch to Kirikiri Prison, as he fails to meet bail conditions

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Femi Branch was remanded to Kirikiri prison today 7th of March 2016 for failing to meet his bail conditions. At the sitting at the Rosaline Omotosho Magistrate Court, Zone 1 Ikeja, Justice Uji Ajunwa directed that the Nollywood actor, Femi Branch be remanded in Kirikiri prison until he is able meet the initial bail conditions.

It will be recalled that Femi Brach was charged to the Ikeja Magistrate court by De Santos Hotel, a 3.5 star business class hotel located at Akowonjo, Lagos for issuing a dud cheque to the Hotel in 2014. His bail was set for N500, 000, 2 sureties with certified personal income tax and photocopies of their ID’s.  Some of the bail conditions are yet to be met. His case has been adjourned to 13th June 2016, for hearing.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Senate reduces JAMB registration fee to N2,500, extends validity period to 3yrs



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The Senate today passed a resolution reducing the registration fee of Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to N2, 500 from N5, 650 that was paid by prospective university students this year. The resolution was taken following the adoption of the report of the Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFund on the inquiry into the new admission policy of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

At the plenary session today, the senators recommended the extension of the validity period of the UTME to three academic years. They also resolved to amend the Act establishing JAMB to reflect the extension of the validity period which is at the moment a year.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Gianni Infantino elected FIFA President



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Gianni Infantino has been elected as the new president of Fifa, at a vote Friday in Zurich. The Uefa general secretary beat Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa, Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan and the former FIFA deputy general secretary Jérôme Champagne. The South African Tokyo Sexwale withdrew moments before the first vote. Sheikh Salman had been favourite to succeed Blatter because of support from the Asia and Africa, while Infantino had the backing of Uefa members.
 
In a second round of voting, Infantino secured 115 votes from the 207 national delegates. Sheikh Salman, president of the governing body for soccer in Asia, came second with 88. Prince Ali bin al-Hussein had four votes, and Jerome Champagne picked up no votes at all. 

Infantino addressing the congress after the election promised to restore the glories of Fifa! Hear him; “Dear friends, I cannot express my feelings in this moment,” Infantino told the Fifa Congress. “I told you I went through a journey, an exceptional journey, a journey which made me meet a lot of fantastic people, who love football and breath football and live football every day.

#TGIF: Would You Come To Your Ex's Rescue If He or She Really Needed You?

Dear Tobe's Blog Readers (TBR), Would You Come To Your Ex's Rescue If He or She Really Needed You? Honest answers please. #TGIF

Sunday Oliseh Resigns as Super Eagles Head Coach!



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Sunday Oliseh took over from Stephen Keshi as the Super Eagles Coach and sincerely hit the ground to reposition the team. However, building a nation has never been easy anywhere not to talk of a nation that has corruption glued to every aspect of her national life like Nigeria. He faced several challenges and obviously got limited support from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and other regulatory bodies that seem to have fallen apart in principle.

Just like his predecessors, Sunday Oliseh was owed his salaries and other entitlements due to him. Also, there seem to be lack of commitment on the part of NFF to fulfill their contract terms. Oliseh may have had his weak points as an individual, which got some prominent players like Vincent Enyeama and Emenike quitting the team, but he probably had the best intensions for the team. However, not being able to continue working with individuals that seem to have set him up for failure, Oliseh took the honorable way out by resigning his position as the coach. 

He explained succinctly the major reasons for quitting the Nigeria senior national team, the Super Eagles eight months after being appointed.  Read his resignation letter after the cut...

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Miriam Wuolou, Pope Francis' pregnant secretary found dead in Rome apartment



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Pope Francis’ pregnant receptionist has been found dead in her apartment on the outskirts of the city. Miriam Wuolou, a 34-year-old of Eritrean origin, was seven-months pregnant when her body was discovered.

She had worked at Pope Francis' home and a priests' guesthouse called Santa Marta for years. According to the Italian press reports she worked as a kind of gatekeeper for the Pontiff, as well as for the bishops and cardinals who stay there. Ms Wuolou had a serious kind of diabetes which had led doctors to warn her that her pregnancy was at risk.

Meet Britain's first 'black and white' identical twins



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They have contrasting skin tones, eye colours and hair types. But remarkably, these two babies are actually identical twins. Despite coming from the same egg, the siblings look strikingly different and are often mistaken for step-sisters.

Amelia and Jasmine Appleby, who have just celebrated their first birthday, are thought to be the first 'black and white' genetically identical twins born in the UK. Amelia was born with dark skin, black hair and brown eyes, while Jasmine emerged with fair skin, blue eyes and mousey curls.


Their mum Libby Appleby who lives in West Rainton, County Durham, with her longtime partner, Tafadzwa Madzimbamuto, in an interview said that “Amelia is the spitting image of her dad, while Jasmine is a mini version of me." She added that strangers often assume their daughters are step-sisters.

More photos after the cut...

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Supreme Court upholds election of Stella Oduah, Andy Ubah, other PDP Lawmakers in Anambra




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The Supreme Court, on Wednesday, February 24, upheld the election of Stella Oduah, Andy Ubah and the other lawmakers under the Peoples Democratic Party in Anambra state.

The Independent National Electoral Commission had earlier requested the Supreme Court to clarify its ruling that returned Ejike Oguebego as the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party on Friday, January 29 upon insinuations that since Oduah, Uba and the rest did not belong to Oguebego’s faction of the party, their elections could not remain valid.

While ruling of the matter, the Supreme Court said it does not have jurisdiction as “the court shall not review any judgement given by it, as stated in the court rules. The judgement of this Court is final as reflected in the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended. On the whole I hold the view that this court has no jurisdiction to entertain this motion from INEC, this matter is hereby struck out.”

Ebube Nwagbo dazzles in new photos as she celebrates her Birthday today!

Today is Ebube's birthday and she took to Instagram to show how thankful she is to God, her family and fans! We wish her many more fruitful years ahead! More photos after the cut...

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Breaking News: 6 Catholic Seminarians dies in a ghastly Motor Accident



 
Six Vincentian Seminarians (Congregation of the Mission) traveling from Ikot Ekpene to Enugu died in auto accident on the spot, while several others were badly injured. The cause of the accident is yet to be determined as of the time of filing this report. The Vincentians are the male counterpart of the DC sisters. Please pray for the repose of their souls and for quick recovery of the ones in the hospital. More photos after the cut...

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Marilyn Ogar Sues FG over Sack!



The former Spokesperson of the Department of State Services (DSS) Marilyn Ogar has sued the Federal Government before the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) over her termination from Office.The case comes up tomorrow Thursday 18, in Abuja before the NICN President Justice Babatunde Adejumo. Ogar and others were demoted and compulsorily retired by the FG.

Those named as defendants in the suit are the Attorney General of the Federation, the State Security Service (SSS) and the Director General SSS. Ahmed Raji SAN who filed the suit on behalf of Ogar by way of originating summons wants the court to nullify Ogar’s sack and reinstate her with all her ranks, salaries and benefits to the employment of the FG.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

ASH WEDNESDAY IS HERE AGAIN, LENTEN SEASON KNOCKING!





Ash Wednesday is one of the most popular and crucial days in the liturgical calendar of the Catholic Church. It opens and welcomes Lenten season of the church, which was traditionally informed and formed in taking good steps of the master, Jesus who fasted 40 days and nights in the desert. 

Ash Wednesday comes from the ancient Jewish tradition of penance and fasting. The practice that includes the wearing of ashes on the head and many other penitential exercises that shows our innermost readiness to ask for forgiveness and abandon our old and evil ways. 

The Ashes are obtained from the burning of the palms of the previous Palm Sunday, which occurs on the Sunday before Easter. The ashes are typically mixed with Holy Water or oil before applying them on persons. It symbolizes the dust from which God formed us, vividly brought out in the words of the priest when applying the ashes to a person's forehead, he speaks the words: "REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE DUST, AND TO DUST YOU SHALL RETURN."

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Tata to rename Zica car because it sounds like 'Zika' Virus!



Heard of the Zika virus? Well, here is a brief; Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon. 

The World Health Organization declared the spread of the Zika virus a global public health emergency on Monday, with as many as 1.5 million Brazilians potentially infected with the disease, which is believed to cause microcephaly in babies in the womb, and had links to a rare immune disorder called Guillain-Barré.

The virus seems to be affecting the corporate world, as Tata motors on Tuesday announced officially that  the new Zica motor will get a change of name/rebrand before official launch.

In a statement, Tata said that it empathized with "the hardships being caused by the recent ‘Zika' virus outbreak across many countries" — including birth defects, limited lifespan, and possibly death

Friday, January 29, 2016

Arsenal Set To Sign Kelechi Nwakali & Samuel Chukwueze



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Arsene Wenger is confident Arsenal can complete the signing of Nigerian youngsters Kelechi Nwakali and Samuel Chukwueze before the end of the January transfer window.

The duo impressed at the Under-17 World Cup last year as they guided Nigeria to the title and they have since been linked with a number of high-profile clubs, including Manchester City and Bayern Munich.
Wenger believes Arsenal are set to win the race for the 17-year-old Nwakali and the 16-year-old Chukwueze, though, and expects to see both Diamond Football Academy midfielders to arrive in London shortly.

Breaking News: Court denies Nnamdi Kanu bail!



The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu was on Friday 29th January, denied bail by the federal high court, Abuja. The judge John Tsoho ruled that Kanu was a threat to national security, and as a result would not be granted bail. He held that if released Kanu might commit the same offence again, and that there was a probability that he might jump bail because he possessed dual citizenship. He therefore ruled that Kanu be remanded in prison custody, and ordered an accelerated hearing of the case.

Meanwhile, there was mild drama at the court over legal representation for Kanu. Kanu had written a letter to the judge, stating that his lawyers were only Chuks Muoma(SAN) and Ifeanyi Ejiofor, excluding Udechukwu, who argued his bail application, and Vincent Obetta, the counsel, who had represented him since the beginning of his trial at the chief magistrate court, Wuse zone 2, Abuja. In protest, Udechukwu announced that he was standing down, and asked the court to strike out his name as Kanu’s counsel. 

But Muoma, in order not to stall the ruling, asked Justice Tsoho to rule on the defendant’s bail application even though Udechukwu, who argued it had pulled out. The judge thereafter delivered the ruling refusing Kanu bail

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Deji Adeyanju, Director New Media of The PDP, denied access to Olisa Metuh at Kuje Prison!



A lot of concerned Nigerians have continued to cry out at what is now perceived as a political silencing of the opposition, PDP by the present administration. Deji Adeyanju, the Director New Media of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) last weekend narrated his experience on Twitter after visiting PDP National Publicity Secretary Olisa Metuh in Kuje Prison. Unfortunately, he was allegedly denied access when he tried visiting Metuh the second time. He took to twitter to express how disappointed he felt.