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MUSIC: I Stand In Awe By Olayinka - Free Download





I Stand In Awe is a new single release by OLAYINKA which is an in depth expression of Gods love and grace in her life. This simple ballad music will surely spur you to worship the Father. 

She started singing as a choir member under Dr Kunle Pinmiloye "Ksticks"... She is currently the choir leader of The Conquerors Assembly "Highpraisers" Lagos. She is a dynamic praise and worship leader and her music dexterity has mentored and tutored many aspiring praise leaders in this regard.

Her debut album is expected to be released before the end of this year. The song is produced by Music Maestro “Dre Production" for Dawkins Audio Place.
Download the song below:

                                                    
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**You Can Also Download My Praise By Olayinka HERE

Real Reason Why Mark Zuckerberg Is in Nigeria

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The founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg, and CEO of the biggest social networking platform quietly arrives Nigeria yesterday. The 7th richest man in the world paid a surprised visit to Nigeria which arose many questions as to why Mark Zuckerberg is in Nigeria? etc 

Mark's visit to Nigeria is mainly to improve on how Facebook can be more useful to Nigerians. 
The California based guy on his visit to Nigeria yesterday, first stopped at Co-Creation Hub (CcHub) in Yaba, Lagos. Where he meet with kids at the 'Summer of Code Camp' CcHub is a place known as the Silicon Valley of Nigeria where people can learn how to code, and developers also get help launching their first products and finding mentors as well as funds to power their project.

After there, he met with some creative Nigerian developers like Temi Giwa, who runs a platform called Life Bank that makes blood available when and where it is in need across Nigeria. Life Bank is a life saver platform that mobilize blood donations, take proper inventory of all blood available in the country and deliver them in the right place where it is needed.

After his visit at CcHub, Zuckerberg, said this on his Facebook Page:

"This is my first trip to sub-Saharan Africa. I'll be meeting with developers and entrepreneurs, and learning about the startup ecosystem in Nigeria. The energy here is amazing and I'm excited to learn as much as I can. The first place I got to visit was the Co-creation Hub Nigeria (CcHUB) in Yaba. I got to talk to kids at a summer coding camp and entrepreneurs who come to CcHub to build and launch their apps. I'm looking forward to meeting more people in Nigeria."

So Why Did Mark Zuckerberg Visit Nigeria?

Zuckerberg is in Nigeria to listen, learn and take ideas back to California on how Facebook can better support tech development and entrepreneurship across Africa. He moved on to visit Andela, an engineering organization that is building the next generation of technical leaders in Africa.

Earlier this year, the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative invested in Andela after being impressed by the company's innovative model of learning and its drive to connect the global technology ecosystem with the most talented developers in Africa.

The director of Andela Lagos, Seni Sulyman said:

" We are excited and honored to welcome Mark Zuckerberg to Lagos. His visit reinforces not only his support of Andela's mission, but his belief that indeed the next generation of great technology leaders will come out of Lagos, Nigeria and cities across Africa. Andela has created a platform for passionate, driven software developers and engineers to break into the global tech ecosystem, but the barriers to entry are still very high. Mark's visit demonstrates to all Nigerian developers and entrepreneurs that they've caught the attention of the tech world, and they are capable of succeeding on a truly global level."

Lastly, Mark Zuckerberg stopped by an Express WiFi stand in Lagos owned by Rosemary Njoku. Facebook's Express WiFi lets entrepreneurs like Rosemary set up a hot spot to help their community access apps and services built by local developers. Mark was excited to see something of that kind excel in Nigeria.
The social networking platform (Facebook) has announced it will be launching a satelite into space to enable more entrepreneurs sell Express Wifi across Africa this week. Can't really wait to see that happen soon.

Meanwhile, Mark's visit in Nigeria is kind of a motivation to some of us tech lovers because it makes us believe that our creative ideas can now be more appreciated and supported outside the country by these tech inclined powerful young people and companies who understand the significant of technology in the world today. 

Thank you Mark, we love to see more of your type here in Nigeria, cos your visit will definitely spur many Nigerian and African Youths to embrace the power of technology fully in any of their chosen profession                                              -
(Credit: CyracksInternetBiz)
See Some Photos from Yesterday's Visit Below:
Mark with the kids
Mark with the kids at Summer of Code Camp

Mark visit Facebook Express Wifi in Nigeria
Mark and Rosemary Njoku

7 Sure Tips That will Help You Find Out Your Real Customers and Their Needs.

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Establishing a business nowadays can be very challenging because of the many internal and external factors that the business has to contend with for it to survive.
More Challenging is the issue of determining who your real customers are, so that you can develop retention strategies that bolster more patronage and returns for the business
Below are 7 sure tips that will help you know your customers and their needs;
1. Create a Database for Your Customers (Sign – up to Customers Relationship Management (CRM) Software)
The first rule of thumb that you are supposed to put in place is to set up structures in your business. In setting up structures, it is very important to sign up to a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Software. A good CRM Software will help you effectively manage you customers and you will be able to know them and their needs as well. You can visit an online software store to source for a CRM software that suits your business needs. You can as well review the Zoho®, Insightly® and Agile® software.

2. When You Have the Opportunity to Interface with Your Clients, Deliberately Engage Them in Order To Create Relationship
There are opportunities that present itself every day that you can leverage on to get to know your customers a lot better. Much more than discussing business with your clients, when you interface with them, create a room to pose questions at them that will help you to know them better. Please note that some customers mightn’t like it when you ask them questions beyond what they came for. This is why you must apply tact when dealing with your customers.
3. Create an Enabling Business Environment Where Your Customers Can Be Free To Express Themselves (Effective Feedback System)
One of the best approaches that you can employ, if you want to know your customers and also to know their needs, is to endeavor to create an enabling business environment where your customers can be free to express themselves. Businesses that are successful and have loads of loyal customers are businesses that don’t toy with feedbacks. Dissatisfied customers can walk out on your business without notice once they realize that you don’t have an effective feedback mechanism in place.
4. Create Promos and Programs That Will Help You Celebrate Your Customers
Another approach you can adopt if you want to know your customers and their needs well is to create promos and programs that will help you celebrate them. When designing any promo or program for your customers, ensure that you put things in place that help you with discovering who they are and their expectations of your business. For example; you can be direct by asking your customers to write about themselves and their expectations from your products. If the prizes are very attractive, then you can be sure to have loads of entries.
5. Go Out of Your Way to Attend Your Customers Special Family Functions
When any of your customers invite you for a special family function, if you are chanced, ensure that you go out of your way to honor such an invitation. This could be a wedding ceremony, a funeral, a convocation   ceremony or it could also be christening ceremony, and what have you. Indeed, when you attend any of these type of functions, you can be sure to be held in high esteem. As a matter of fact, this is a way of building relationship with your customers. When you are in a good relationship with your customers, it makes it much easier to get to know them and also to know their needs and how you can improve on your brand.
6. Get Your Customers Involved When Making Plans to Develop New Products or Improve on Existing Products
What most successful business brands do when making plans to develop new products or improve on their existing products is by directly or indirectly engage their customers in the process. That is perhaps one direct way of knowing your customer’s needs.
So, if you want to know your customers and what they need, then you should get them involved whenever you want to develop new products or improve on your existing products. Getting them involved in the process doesn’t necessarily mean that you should invite them to attend strategic meetings et al. It only means that you can get your customers involved via surveys, administering questionnaires and engaging them directly (phone calls et al).
7. Invite Some of Your Customers to Attend Your Special Family Functions
Most people will feel greatly honored when they are invited by the MD or CEO of a company to attend a special family event. This is one approach that will enable you strengthen the relationship you have with your customers.
In the business terrain, relationship is everything- that is why most business people do all that is within their powers to win relationships and also to service relationships. Of course, you are not expected to invite the whole of your customers to attend your special family functions, but you can identify a few of them that you know who are influential and then get them invited.
Finally, do have at the back of your mind that if you can abide by the tips discussed above, then you will get to know your customers and their needs. And one of the best ways to know what brand serves for who in the society is by being close to the needs of your customers.                                   
 -(Credit: MyTopBusinessIdeas)

More than 30 Fresh Vacancies Opened At Nigeria Railway Corporation.






Following the recent commissioning of the Abuja to Kaduna Standard Gauge Rail Service by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) wishes to recruit both junior and senior staff to meet the new operational requirements.  


Due to recent expansion and introduction of new routes, Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), is hereby recruiting into the underlisted job posts:


A.     MECHANICAL/ELECTRICAL/S&T DEPARTMENT
I.          PUPIL ENGINEER (GL 08)
II.         HIGHER TECHNICAL OFFICER (GL.08)
III.        TECHNICAL OFFICER (GL 07)
IV.         ASSISTANT TECHNICAL OFFICER (GL 06)

B.         CIVIL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT 
I.          PUPIL ENGINEER (GL 08)
II.         HIGHER TECHNICAL OFFICER (GL. 08)
III.        TECHNICAL OFFICER (GL. 07)
IV.          ASSISTANT TECHNICAL OFFICER (GL. 06)

C.          CORPORATE PLANNING DEPARTMENT 
I.           PUPIL HEALTH, SAFETY & ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICER (GL. 08)
II.          PUPIL RESEARCH OFFICER (GL. 08)
III.        PUPIL SENIOR STORE OFFICER (GL.08)
IV.        EXECUTIVE STORE OFFICER (GL. 07)
V.         HEALTH, SAFETY & ENVIRONMENT ASSISTANT (GL. 06)
VI.        RESEARCH LABORATORY TECHNICIAN (GL. 06)

D.         ADMINISTRATION/HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
I.         PUPIL HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER (GL. 08)
II.        CONFIDENTIAL SECRETARY (GL. 07)
III.        EXECUTIVE OFFICER (GL. 07)
IV.       SENIOR NURSING SUPERINTENDENT (CONHESS 8)
V.        PUPIL PUBLIC RELATION OFFICER (GL.08)
VI.       PUBLIC RELATION ASSISTANT (GL.07)
VII.      ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE OFFICER   (GL06)
VIII.     CONFIDENTIAL SECRETARY (GL.06)

E.        ACCOUNTS DEPARTMENT
I.         PUPIL ACCOUNTANT (GL08)
II.         EXECUTIVE OFFICER (GL.07)
III.        ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE OFFICER   (GL.06)

F         AUDIT DEPARTMENT 
I.         PUPIL INTERNAL AUDITOR (GL.08)
II.        EXECUTIVE OFFICER (GL.07)
III.        ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE OFFICER   (GL.06)

G.       OPERATIONS & COMMERCIAL DEPARTMENT 
I.         PUPIL TRAFFIC OFFICER (GL.08)
II.         PRINCIPAL STATION MASTER (GL.07)
III.        SENIOR STATION MASTER (GL.06)


GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
GRADE LEVEL 06  QUALIFICATION:
OND IN RELEVANT FIELDS

GRADE LEVEL 07 QUALIFICATION:
OND WITH MINIMUM OF THREE(3) RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
             
GRADE LEVEL 08 QUALIFICATION:
HND OR UNIVERSITY DEGREE IN RELEVANT FIELDS.

HOW TO APPLY
Interested and qualified candidates should send detailed curriculum vitae with a covering letter which should be addressed to theDirector, Admin/HR, Nigerian Railway Corporation through the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC)’s recruitment email address:  nrc.recruit@nrc.gov.ng

Application Deadline: 18th September, 2016.

Note 
  • Applicants are to submit written applications and CV's only which should include their valid contact telephone numbers and email addresses.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Coach Samson Siasia Threatened to be Exposed

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A top official of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has threatened to expose Samson Siasia, if he continues to castigate the football house.
Siasia, who recently won bronze with Nigeria’s U-23 team at the 2016 Olympics, has said he is “done” working for Nigeria.

The coach revealed he has not been contacted by any staff of the Sports Ministry or Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), since he arrived from the Games.

“My next step is that I am done with Nigeria for now,” Siasia told Vanguard.

“You can’t keep going to a place where they don’t appreciate you. It does not worth it. Sometimes it is not about the money but the approach.

“They seem not to appreciate the sacrifices. I know how much I have sacrificed since the team began camping two years ago. How can you keep going to people who don’t appreciate you?

“It does not make sense, so I am done for now. I have to go somewhere else where they will appreciate what I have done and what I can do and pay me the respect that I deserve.”

In response, the unnamed official told OwnGoalNigeria.com: “We have endured Siasia’s excesses, he knows we have our own side of the story he is telling to the press. He shouldn’t forget that our recent spate of failure to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations was started by him.

“He is an ingrate, we gave him the chance to relaunch himself with the U-23s but he showed us he is still the same person, we know how some players were selected both for the Super Eagles in the two games he handled and also for the U23s, he should just keep shut.

“We have facts to show he was involved in some dealings that led to our failures at tournaments; as a matter of fact, go and ask any board member, we received more petitions about Siasia than any other coach, he knows it.

“If he doesn’t keep shut, we will shame him and end his coaching career, a team that should have won gold, he selected players based on favoritism and he wants us to celebrate bronze with him; we are wiser than that.”

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Improving Your People Skills Using The 5 A's to Mastering Charm

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What Are People Skills?

People skills are your ability to accept, appreciate, and admire others on a personal or professional level. Good people skills also extend to your ability to listen and empathize with others, as well as work towards common goals with others.

How To Improve People Skills By Mastering Charm

There are what I like to call, the 5 A’s to mastering charm. Learning these can empower you with the ability to charm anyone you meet.

1) Acceptance

The greatest gift you can give other people is the attitude of “unconditional positive regard.” That is, you accept them in their entirety, without limitation. The best way to express complete acceptance is simple.
You smile!
When you smile with happiness at seeing people, their self-esteem jumps automatically. They feel important and valuable and they like the person who is making them feel this way.

2) Appreciation

You can show your appreciation by saying “thank you” on every occasion, for any large or small reason. You make a habit of thanking everyone in your world from everything they do.
Thank your secretary for her work. Thank your spouse for his help. Thank your children for anything they do that you appreciate. Whenever you smile or say thank you to another person, not only does that person’s self-esteem and feeling of importance jump, but so does yours.
You actually like yourself more every time you do or say anything that causes other people to like themselves more. And the more you like yourself, the more you will genuinely like and care about others and the less concerned you will be about whether you are making a good impression, making your charm even more natural.

3) Approval

All humans have a deep subconscious need for approval.
For this reason, giving approval or praise to others often will make them feel wonderful about themselves, and they will find you to be more interesting, perceptive, highly likable, and extremely charming.

4) Admiration

When you give people a genuine, sincere compliment about a trait, possession, or accomplishment, they automatically feel better about themselves.
They feel acknowledged and recognized. They feel valuable and important. Compliment a person on an article of clothing, on a trait like punctuality or persistence, or on an award they’ve won.
Compliment for small things as well as large.


5) Attention

Attention is perhaps the most important quality of charm. It is the most powerful behavior for building rapport and is the key to instant charm.
When you pay close attention to other people, the more valuable and important they will feel they are.
If someone wants to talk to you, immediately discontinue all other activities and give that person your entire attention. Listen as if you are transfixed by what they are saying and then take a moment to pause before replying, rather than jumping in as soon as they take a breath. This shows that you actually heard the person, not only what they said but what they meant.
If you practice the 5 A’s you will be a more charming person and improve your people skills almost immediately.  See you at the Top!

Science of Money: How to Increase Your Earning Ability

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How much do you know about money?
It’s interesting that most people think about money all the time and don’t know anything about it.
By understanding the history of money you can increase your earning potential by a great deal. There is a secret to being able to earn more…

The History Of Money

At one time, there was no money, there was only bartering. If you caught a fish, you would trade with a person who had cut down a pineapple from a tree.
If you made boats, you would trade with a person who would build your house for you.
Everything was always trading goods for goods. This eventually became really awkward and clumsy, so finally we had to find something that everyone valued.
The solution to bartering eventually became money…
Things like precious stones like gold and silver, or even brass and copper were used as currency for a time. During the early times of the United States, beautiful seashells were also considered to be what is called a“store of value”.
What does this mean for you?

Your Most Valuable Asset

Your most valued financial asset is your earning ability.
Now, where does the money come from?
What happens is you trade your labor (mental, emotional, or physical) for money. And then you take that money and you buy the results of labor of someone else whether it be at the grocery store or the car dealership or the clothing store.
What we do is we trade our labor for money and then we trade that money for the labor of other people.
So if you want to be paid more, promoted faster, or increase your earning ability, you have to increase the value of the work that you do.
The whole subject of inequality is, unfortunately, self-determined. People decide to be unequal to others, especially in earning ability, because they decide to stop learning and growing and becoming better in their field.

Add Value To Everything You Do

The thing about money is that you can have all the money you want and earn it honestly by contributing value to other people.
By doing things for other people that are valuable, important, and help them get the results they want, and they will pay you for.
That is the basis of money.
When you start a business, it’s very similar. When you work for a company, it’s very similar.
But money is merely a method of exchange for the quality and quantity of your work which enables you to buy the quality and quantity of work from others.
What ONE thing can you begin doing today that could potentially increase your earning ability in the future? Send in your Comment!                                         -(Credit:Brian Tracy)

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