Before you apply for the FG 500,000 graduate employment programme, here are 15 things you should know.

Earlier on, the Federal government announced the N-Power scheme which is aimed at providing employment for Nigerian graduation.

Here are some of the things you need to know about the N-Power Teacher Corps programme to enable you understand what it entails…

1. The programme is a product of N-Power, an initiative of the Federal Government, including various MDAs, agencies and ministries, which is aimed at curbing unemployment in the country by developing programmes to engage youths in entrepreneurship, skill development, handiwork and teaching, among others.

2.Applications are to start Sunday, June 12th, 2016 while the programme itself shall commence August 2016

3.The Teacher Corps is for HND and B.sc/B.A/B.Ed graduates

4. The Teacher Corps programme shall engage 500,000 unemployed graduates and deploy them to schools to teach

5.The programme is similar to the known National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) programme and recruits must have completed the NYSC programme

6.The Teacher Corps is a VOLUNTARY service to the nation. IT IS NOT AN OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT but only an avenue to develop a skillset and relevant experience as the youth applies for and gets better offers. The pay is ONLY AN INCENTIVE to encourage the corps members.

7.The Teacher Corps recruitment is not AUTOMATIC! Prospective corps members shall fill an application, PASS AN APTITUDE TEST and other RELEVANT TESTS and show dedication to developing useful skillsets in the programme. The applicant must also show willingness to get a job in the course of the programme.

8.The Teacher Corps programme is meant for ONLY those within the age brackets of 18-35 years. No more, no less!

9. Teachers will be posted in accordance with the laid down procedures of the group.

10.Technicalities such as reports/clearance will be in place to avoid "ghost-workers"!

11. The Teacher Corps recruits will work for ONLY TWO YEARS and whether or not they have a job, they have to leave so that others can participate.

12. Recruits must demonstrate reading, writing and teaching skills

13. Recruits have the burden on them to prove that they are currently unemployed whichever way they want

14. It is important to note that prospective corps members will be competing with millions of other Nigerians for this programme and so, they have to get their acts right if they want it

15. You MUST be COMPUTER LITERATE and ICT SAVVY before you can apply because reports are digitized in this programme

16.At the end of the programme, corps members will be presented with the National Skills Certificate

17. Monthly pay is pegged at N23000 which is commendable for a VOLUNTARY SERVICE TO THE NATION. While the pay may seem small given the cost of things in the country today, it should be noted that NO ONE is FORCED to JOIN!!! If you want to participate, it is because you are truly unemployed and want to develop the relevant skills that will better your chances of employment.

18.Apart from teaching, N-Power is also into other health, agricultural, technological, ICT, animation, post-production, hardware/software development & repair and other voluntary programmes.

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Here's great news for everyone, especially you who's on ground or who has got a relative where this is happening.
Employment for the youth, wealth creation of a sort, is it?

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The United States National Research Center (NRC) has been commissioned by the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) to evaluate the effects of cannabis on the human body.
They intend to do this by carrying out a comprehensive research, which will take part in seven facilities across the nation. This will determine whether or not cannabis can beused to relieve stress and stress-related disorders, whileallowing consumers of the plant to maintain normal function in their lives.This is one of the first, very promising studies, that will finally reveal the answer of the age old acquisition that stoners are 'Just Lazy'. It's an exciting new study that may push the legality of marijuana to all 50 states.Lead researcher, Michael Gregory says.For the research, over 300 participants will be required to stay at the facility for six months while performing various everyday activities such as cleaning, watching TV, reading and of course regularly consuming cannabis.During all of this, participants will be evaluated by medical staff on a daily basis and paid$3,000 for every week they take part in the study.

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NCC Set To Regulate Your Use of Social Media

Hello,  it's time to watch your backs (well, that's if you can).

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The Nigerian Communications Commission is considering a framework for the regulation of over-the-top services in the Nigerian telecoms market.Over-the-top services, otherwise known as OTT, are services carried over the networks, delivering value to customers, but without any carrier service provider being involved in planning, selling, provisioning, or servicing them.OTT services are offered through Internet communication.In Nigeria, the most common OTT services are WhatsApp messenger, BlackBerry Messenger, Facebook, and Skype which are classified under social media applications.In other words, telecom operators such as MTN, Etisalat, Glo, and Airtel lack direct control or influence over WhatsApp messenger, BBM, Facebook or Skype.Internet telephony and live streaming are also part of OTTservices.The growth of OTT services is encouraged by the access to 3G and 4G networks which offer mobile broadband and high speed IP data.A report, 'An Overview of Provision of Over The Top [OTT] Services' published recently by the Policy, Competition & Economic Analysis Department of the Nigerian Communications Commission, says OTT services were becoming a threat to the traditional telephone network operators.This development, the report said, is a global issue.The threat, according to the NCC report, comes from the fact that Internet telephony is not only cheap, and free in some cases, but it also offers many features previously unavailable with telephones, therefore making it more attractive to consumers.And unlike the traditional telephone network operator, theoperators of Internet telephony don't pay tolls for their services.Besides, the report said since telecom operators such as MTN, Etisalat, Glo and Airtel do not have control over WhatsApp, BBM, Facebook and the rest of the social media applications, they (the telecom operators) cannot do not generate revenues from services offered through these applications.

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WORLD MOST CORRUPT NATIONS - Nigeria Has Improved, Has She Not?

Nigeria has been ranked as 136 on the list of world's least corrupt countries in the year 2015.According to Transparency International's corruption perceptions index, Nigeria's rating is a far cry from the top ten in the world as is being speculated in some quarters.Denmark, the rating revealed, tops the perceptions index for the second consecutive year but more countries are improving than worsening even as the United States and United Kingdom reached their highest rankings ever.The list released on Wednesday, January, 2016, showed that Denmark scored 91 points out of a possible 100 while North Korea and Somalia remainedat the bottom with unchanged scores of 8.Nigeria's rating is expected to be on the rise following the recent corruption bedeviling the $2.1 billion arms deal scandal for which Sambo Dasuki, former National Security Adviser (NSA); Olisa Metuh national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), among other top dogs in thecountry are presently being probed.But the report shows that the country may have stepped up in its corruption tag as President Muhammadu Buhari insists on fishing out every corrupt public officer, whether serving or out of service.The index is based on expert opinions of public sector corruption, with a focus on certain factors like whether governmental leaders are held to account for or go unpunished for corruption.Nigeria's rating on the list of least corrupt countriesof the world.Other perimeters considered include the perceived prevalence of bribery and if public institutions respond to citizens' needs.Transparency said there was still a lot of room for improvement in Europe and Central Asia, which is seen as one region.It said: "In low-scorers Hungary, Poland and Turkey, politicians and their cronies are increasingly hijacking state institutions to shore up power."It's even grimmer further down the index. In Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Uzbekistan and others, governments are restricting, if not totally stifling, civil society and free media."Check out the index of the least and most corrupt countries below:The ranking of the least corrupt countries in the world.Nigeria's rating on the corrupt countries' list.


Top 100 Universities In Nigeria, year ending 2015 (Look who's no 1)

The National University Commission (NUC), has named University of Ibadan in Oyo state as the number one tertiary institution in Nigeria. ‎Releasing its annual university rankings for 2015, the body, which is responsible for accreditation of schools, put University of Lagos in second place and rated Covenant University as the best private university.

Below is the 2015 Top 100 Universities in Nigeria by NUC:

1. University of Ibadan, UI

2. University of Lagos, Unilag

3. University of Benin, Uniben

4. Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU

5. Ahmadu Bello University, Abu

6. University of Ilorin, Unilorin

7. University of Jos, Unijos

8. University of Port Harcourt, Uniport

9. University of Maiduguri, Unimaid

10. University of Agriculture, Abeokuta,

11. Lagos State University, Lasu

12. Federal University of Technology, Futo

13. Covenant University, CU

14. University of Nigeria, UNN

15. Federal University of Technology, Futa

16. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Unizik

17. Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Esut

18. Pan African University

19. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology. lautech

20. Modibbo Adama University of Technology

21. African University of Science and Technology

22. University of Uyo, Uniuyo

23. Bayero University Kano, Buk

24. Ambrose Alli University, AAU

25. Redeemer's University,

26. Babcock University

27. Federal University of Technology, Owerri

28. University of Calabar, Unical

29. Michael Okpara University of Agriculture,

30. Ajayi Crowther University

31. Bowen University

32. Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Rsust

33. Lead City University

34. Crawford University

35. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, ATBU

36. Abia State University, Absu

37. Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto

38. Igbinedion University, Edo

39. Imo State University, Imsu

40. Niger Delta University

41. Bells University of Technology

42. Kwara State University

43. Nasarawa State University

44. Caleb University

45. Obong University Obong, Akwa Ibom

46. Adekunle Ajasin University

47. Ekiti State University, Ejiti

48. American University of Nigeria

49. Joseph Ayo Babalola, University

50. Veritas University, Abuja

51. Afe Babalola, University

52. Kaduna State University, Kaduna

53. Osun State University, Oshogbo

54. Umaru Musa Yar'Adua University, Katsina

55. Federal University, Ndufu-Alike Ndufu-Alike

56. Salem University, Lokoja

57. Novena University, Ogume

58. Achievers University, Owo Owo

59. Benson Idahosa University, Benin City

60. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki

61. University of Abuja, Abuja

62. University of Mkar, Mkar

63. Madonna University, Okija

64. Bingham University, Auta Balifi

65. Plateau State University, Bokkos

66. Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun

67. Federal University, Dutse Dutse

68. Nigerian Turkish Nile University, Abuja

69. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai

70. Landmark University Omu-Aran

71. Delta State University, Abraka Abraka

72. University of Agriculture, Makurdi Makurdi

73. Renaissance University, Enugu

74. Federal University, Otuoke Otuoke

75. Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu-Ode

76. Federal University, Oye-Ekiti Oye

77. Kano State University of Technology, Wudil

78. Tansian University, Umunya

79. Akwa Ibom State University, Uyo

80. Baze University, Abuja

81. Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Aliero

82. Benue State University, Makurdi

83. Adeleke University, Ede

84. Ondo State University of Science & Technology, Okitipupa

85. Kogi State University, Anyigba

86. Western Delta University, Oghara

87. Federal University, Wukari Wukari

88. Paul University, Awka

89. Caritas University, Enugu

90. Federal University, Lafia Lafia

91. Cross River University of Science & Technology, Calabar

92. Fountain University, Oshogbo

93. Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin

94. Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike

95. Oduduwa University, Ile Ife

96. Anambra State University Uli

97. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye

98. Federal University, Lokoja Lokoja

99. Federal University, Kashere Kashere

  • 100. Rhema University Obeama-Asa

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