Friday, 6 December 2013

FIFA unveiled its official ball for the 2014 World Cup – the ‘Brazuca’. This name was given to a ball following a public vote in Brazil which involved more than one million fans.
Its design is said to be “inspired by vibrant colours, passion and heritage of Brazil.” Its name is a term used by natives of the country, meaning ‘Brazilian’ or to describe the Brazilian way of life.
The ball was unveiled during a spectacular 3D event held at the iconic Parque Lage in Rio de Janeiro, but went through a rigorous two-and-a-half-year testing process which involved more than 600 of the world’s top players.
Players and Adidas testimonials such as Lionel Messi, Iker Casillas, Bastian Schweinsteiger and former France international Zinedine Zidane were all involved in the process and have since signed off on its use for next year’s World Cup.

World in his hands: Lionel Messi will be hoping to lead Argentina to glory at next summer's showpiece in Brazil.

Barcelona midfielder Xavi shows off his skills with the Brazuca ahead of Spain's World Cup defence.

On the volley: Uruguay striker Edison Cavani gets acquainted with the new Brazuca ball.
Ailing former South African President Nelson Mandela is not "doing well"  but is continuing to put up a courageous fight from his "deathbed", according to his family.

His daughter, Makaziwe Mandela, said in an interview: "Tata is still with us, strong, courageous. Even for a lack of a better word... on his "deathbed" he is teaching us lessons: lessons in patience, in love, lessons of tolerance.
"Every moment I get with him I'm amazed. There are times where I have to pinch myself that I come from this man who is a fighter even though you can see he is struggling, but fighting spirit is still there with him."
Mandela spent almost three months in a Pretoria hospital after being admitted in June with a recurring lung infection.
The 95-year-old liberation struggle icon was discharged in September and has been receiving home-based medical attention since then.
Since June the Presidency has consistently described his condition as "critical but stable".
"He is still with us although he is not doing well in bed," his grandson, Ndaba Mandela said.
Last month Mr Mandela's oldest grandson, Mandla Mandela said he found him in a "good state."
"He is still progressing steadily but very much under a critical condition," Mandla Mandela told reporters.

Infection: Mandela was discharged from hospital, where he had been for three months, on September 1 and taken by ambulance, pictured, to his home in Johannesburg where he receives intensive care
However, Mandela's former wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela told a local newspaper that he remains "quite ill" and is unable to speak because of tubes being used to clear his lungs of liquid.
He is using facial expressions to communicate, Ms Madikizela-Mandela added. The Nobel Peace Prize winner is under the care of 22 doctors.
While his pneumonia has cleared, his lungs remain sensitive, Ms Madikizela-Mandela said, adding that it was "difficult for him".
In a rare act of bravery, 14-year-old Gunjan Sarmah volunteered to be kidnapped in order to save the lives of 10 other kids from their school van at Simaluguri in Sivasagar district of Assam on Wednesday, India.
And not just that, she lumbered through dense forest on Thursday along the Assam-Nagaland border, where she was left abandoned by her armed kidnapper, and reached the house of a tea garden worker who called the police. Her ordeal lasted around 14 hours.
"The kidnapper picked up a small girl in the school van who started crying. I volunteered to be kidnapped instead. He clutched my hand and ran with me towards the forests," Gunjan told reporters at her home in Simaluguri.
"We crossed a river and walked through the forest for some time and stopped at one place. It was pitch dark and I couldn't see a thing.
I didn't eat anything all night. In the morning, I couldn't see him and escaped to reach a village. The villagers called up police and I was brought home," she added.
Sivasagar DSP Bijay Kuligam told TOI, "When I spoke to her this morning, she was very calm. She even referred to her kidnapper as 'uncle'." But for Gunjan's father, Shankar, a small-time trader, it was a torrid time.
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Monday, 11 November 2013

Special Recruitment Exercise for OML 138 (Usan)
Total Exploration and Production Nigeria Ltd (TEPNL) has indicated the intent to sell its equity in OML 138 (Usan) and simultaneously will resign it’s operatorship of the asset.   In this regard, the Co-Venturers have nominated Esso Exploration & Production Nigeria Ltd (EEPNL), an ExxonMobil subsidiary, as the new operator.  Operatorship transfer is targeted for July 1, 2013; however, actual timing is dependent on the fulfillment of certain requirements and NNPC’s approval

As a result of this operatorship transfer and the associated opportunities within our Deepwater function, technical and non-technical career opportunities exist for ambitious and result-oriented individuals (national and expatriates).

This is a special recruitment exercise and is open only to individuals currently engaged in managing the asset (Usan) and personnel with previous relevant Usan experience.  
OML 138 (Usan) Positions with ExxonMobil in Nigeria

Operations Technician
17215BR               Production Operation Technician(Usan)
17216BR               Senior Production Operation Technician(Usan)
17218BR               Operation Team Lead/Specialist(Usan)

Control Room Operator
17217BR               Control Room Operator (Usan)

Marine17098BR               Marine Technician (Usan)
17236BR               Senior Marine Technician (Usan)
17276BR               Marine Control Room Operator (Usan)

Maintenance Technician
17219BR               HVAC Technician (Usan)
17088BR               Mooring Master (Usan)
17220BR               Mechanical Technician (Usan)
17221BR               Senior Mechanical Technician (Usan)
17222BR               Mechanical Team Lead/Specialist (Usan)
17229BR               Electrical Team Lead/Specialist (Usan)
17228BR               Senior Electrical Technician (Usan)
17229BR               Electrical Team Lead/Specialist (Usan)
17230BR               Instrument Technician (Usan)
17231BR               Senior Instrument Technician (Usan)
17232BR               Instrumentation Team Lead/Specialist (Usan)
17233BR               Distributed Control Systems  (DCS) Technician (Usan)
17235BR               Planner/Scheduler (Usan)

Drilling Operations & Engineers
17099BR               Drilling and Completion Engineer (Usan)
17099BR              Drilling and Completion Engineer (Usan)
17191BR              Quality Coordinator/Advisor (Usan)
17190BR              Contracts Engineer Specialist (Usan)
17097BR              Drilling Supervisor (Usan)
17189BR              Marine Advisor (Usan)

Geosciences17087BR               Geoscientist (Usan)

Petroleum Engineers
17092BR               Reservior Engineer (Usan)
17091BR               Sub-Surface Engineer (Usan)

Facilities Engineers
17197BR               Surveillance & Reliability Engineer (Usan)
17207BR               Subsea & Pipelines  Engineer (Usan)
17208BR               Machinery/Rotating Equipment Engineer (Usan)
17209BR               Instrumentation and Controls Engineer (Usan)
17211BR               Electrical Engineer (Usan)
17212BR               Materials & Corrosion Engineer (Usan)
17213BR               Marine Engineer (Usan)

Financial Services & Business Support Professionals17086BR               Accountant (Usan)
17096BR               Procurement Specialist (Usan)
These positions offer competitive compensation and benefit package commensurate with what is obtainable in the oil and gas industry.

Typical Work Locations
  • Usan FPSO, Lagos or Eket, Nigeria
  • Potential assignments in Houston, Texas and other worldwide affiliate offices

What can ExxonMobil do for me?As an employee of ExxonMobil in Nigeria, you will have the opportunity to:
  • work with a diverse technical team of incredibly talented people
  • apply your knowledge, ideas, experience, and skills to solve complex challenges
  • gain expertise in the application of state-of-the-art industry leading tools and techniques
  • contribute to a world class organization by utilizing your personal drive, initiative, creativity, and commitment to excellence
New hire development programs have been developed with the goal of providing you with early career competency through on-the-job assignments and responsibilities as well as through structured formal training in your initial assignment.

As your career progresses, higher level training and job assignments are individually structured to allow your specific career objectives to be met.

Worldwide, ExxonMobil is committed to maintaining a global standard of technical excellence and common standards for professional advancement based on individual merit and contribution regardless of location or nationality.

To complete the application process:
Click on “Click to apply
Click on “Search Openings”
Enter the relevant job code in the “keyword” search box
Click “search”
More details visit the link
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well-established name in Nigeria is currently recuiting for the position of a Sales Manager. e have been an important participant in many areas of the economy. John Holt Plc is recruiting to fill the vacant position of: Job Title: Sales ManagerLocation: Abuja & Port HarcourtRole / ResponsibilityProvide multi-sales support for the various brands of products and servicesGenerate profitable orders, add new clients to existing listDevelop, evaluate feasibility.
More details follow the link

Career Requirements
Recruitment Requirements and Procedures
Prospective candidates who wish to seek employment in the Bank must fulfill the following criteria:

bullet Must have successfully completed their first degree in a reputable higher institution within or outside Nigeria
bullet Must have completed their NYSC programmes or have exemption certificates
bullet Must be a Nigerian or have the necessary work permits, if not a Nigerian citizen.
To become a member of the Zenith Family, a potential employee will have to go through the following procedure:
bullet Submit their resumes online
bullet Must have completed their NYSC programmes or have exemption certificates
bullet Attend two or more interviews
Please note that ONLY those who were successful at all levels of our recruitment process will qualify for employment, provided there are suitable openings.

Friday, 8 November 2013

Chevron Nigeria Limited Open Jobs

Chevron in Nigeria

Come be a part of a dynamic team in one of Chevron's largest exploration and production companies and one of Africa's most prolific oil-producing countries.
Chevron has been active in Nigeria since 1913, when legacy company Texaco products were first brought to the market. As Texaco Overseas (Nigeria) Petroleum Co. (TOPCON) and later Chevron Nigeria Ltd. (CNL), the company discovered Nigeria's first offshore oil fields in 1963-the Koluama and Okan fields.
In 1997 CNL started the Escravos Gas Project (EGP), the nation's first major project to gather and process natural gas. Continuing the search for offshore oil, CNL discovered the Agbami field in 1999 and uncovered potential recoverable resources of 900 million barrels of oil equivalent, Nigeria's largest ever deepwater discovery.
Today Chevron has the largest acreage position in deepwater offshore Nigeria. CNL is expanding rapidly and investing significant capital to drive long-term production growth in Deepwater and Gas, as well as other base businesses. At the same time, Chevron is committed to actively promoting a safe and healthy environment.

Opportunities with Chevron Nigeria

Chevron's Nigeria operations are based in Lagos, Warri, Escravos and Port Harcourt. Chevron Nigeria Limited is committed to hiring the best individuals for positions consistent with the long-term best interests of the company. This commitment reflects Chevron's continuing policy to afford equal opportunity to qualified individuals regardless of their religion, sex, age, disability, or veteran status. This commitment is more than adhering to laws, it is the recognition and appreciation of individual uniqueness and the value of a diverse workforce.
Whatever your career dreams, you will have the opportunities to pursue and achieve them at Chevron. As a part of the team, you will never stop learning. Individual growth is encouraged with robust opportunities for personal development and contributing to company-wide success.
To find out what positions are available with Chevron Nigeria or to apply for an open position, please access Open Jobs.
For more information, visit the site Here

Nestl Nigeria Plc Recruitment Campaign Dragnet Solutions

How it Works

Welcome to NestlĂ© Nigeria Plc Recruitment portal. Nestle Nigeria Plc is always in search of people who have the following competencies;

  • Result focused and success driven.
  • Strategic and analytical thinkers.
  • Excellent team players.
  • Good leadership, interpersonal and people skills.
  • Excellent ability to use initiative and work with minimum supervision.
  • High level of integrity.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Good computer skills.
Application process is as follows:

Use the REGISTRATION TAB to Register and obtain your login details (ID and password). Please always remember your ID and password; it will be required for you to login in to upload/update your CV and to apply for any vacancy.

Upload CV details using the Update/Upload Cv Tab You must complete all the FIELDS on the CV pages before you apply for any of the jobs. Experienced people must update their Work Experience and use the Upload CV link to attach their CVs as well.

To apply for AVAILABLE vacancies, follow the link provided. You will be prompted to input your ID and password to apply for your chosen vacancy.

Please note that you can only apply for one vacancy only. Once you have applied, the system nonetheless allows you to change your choice of application by simply re-applying to your new preferred job. Once you re-apply, you will be asked if you want to move your application. Click on Move Application to register your new choice.

If you do not find any vacancy which match your qualifications and experience, just fill out the CV pages completely and your details will be stored in the CV Warehouse.

The application process also allows you to update and amend your CV information at any time using the link provided. You will require your ID and password If you forget your ID and password, use the service provided to retrieve it.


It has come our notice that some recruitment agencies have been posting job vacancies on behalf of Nestlé Nigeria Plc on various websites.

Please be informed that we currently not recruiting for the positions advertised.

Available job vacancies will be advertised as they occur on the dragnet job portal.

Thank you

Recruitment Team
If you have any problem applying email or call:+234 70 1196 2033, +234 70 8860 9791
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Thursday, 7 November 2013

AUF Scholarship Program

Akpan Umoren scholarships are awarded annually in honor of our late father and grandfather, Akpan Umoren, to students and pupils from the villages that make up the Afaha clan. The main criteria for the award of the scholarships are the applicant’s excellence in academic performance, financial background, leadership and their desire to provide service to the church and the community. The scholarships are supplemented by a mentoring program and a library. Read more about the AUF vision for the scholarship by clicking on the document below:
AUF Scholarship Areas of Focus and Expectations
This scholarship is generally available to students who have full time enrollment at any accredited institution of higher learning in Nigeria. Financial support is also available for selected students at the primary & secondary school levels. The application process typically includes the submission of a detailed application form, academic transcripts, school admission letters and other supporting documents. Students applying for financial support at the tertiary education level are also expected to write an essay of 700 to 1000 words to qualify. There is no restriction on course of study.
The deadline for the scholarship application for 2013 is November 25th. Please download the application forms below for your use:

For the application form and Details click Here

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

ASUU Strike "Will End Today" - Jonathan 

There have been indications that after Monday's meeting between President Goodluck Jonathan and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the four month strike of the lecturers may finally end. As of 12.30 am (Tuesday), the meeting was still ongoing. The FG is reported to be desperate to work out an agreement with ASUU.


A closed-door meeting has started on Monday at 2:40 pm inside the First Lady Conference Room, Presidential Villa, Abuja. The parties are still negotiating, as of 12:30 am (Tuesday).
Indications that the strike which is now into its 5th month may be resolved have emerged when the President stated, while shaking hands with ASUU Chairman Dr. Nasir Isa Fagge:
"My president, I hope it will end today. Our children have suffered enough. We must find a solution."
All those in attendance responded with a loud "amen."
When greeting the NLC President, Abdulwahab Omar, Jonathan said:
"My president with you around today, there will be no problem, our agreement is signed, sealed and delivered."
This is the first meeting between the lecturers and Jonathan since the beginning of the strike. The Presidency took over negotiations with the striking lecturers September 19, with the Vice-President Namadi Sambo spearheading the FG side.
The lecturers were seen meeting among themselves in their bus during the break that has started at 6.30 pm. When State House correspondents tried to talk to the lecturers, some of them replied that they would return to continue their discussions with the President. No details of there discussion have been yet made known.
Apart from Fagge and Jonathan, the meeting has in attendance the President, Vice President, Namadi Sambo; Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala; Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Pius Anyim; Supervising Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike; and Minister of Labour, Emeka Wogu among others.
The ASUU is presented by Prof. Abdulahi Sule-Kano, Prof. Dipo Fashina and Prof. Festus Iyayi, Prof. Suleiman Abdul, and Prof. Abdullahi Sule-Kano. President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Abdulawahid Omar and that of the Trade Union Congress, Bobboi Kaigama, are also there.
Preparatory to the meeting, Senate President, David Mark met with the leadership of ASUU at the National Assembly. He regretted that the strike had lingered for the past five months, and called for a win-win resolution to the industrial action. He then led the Union's representatives to the Presidential Villa after the meeting.

The 2009 agreement
ASUU has embarked upon an indefinite strike July 1, 2013. The lecturers protest against an alleged FG’s failure to honor an agreement signed between the FG and ASUU in 2009.
Part of the agreement dwelt on funding of universities where both parties agreed that each federal university should get at least N1.5 trillion between 2009 and 2011 while state universities, within the same period, should receive N3.6 million per student.
The agreement was signed by Bolanle Babalakin, the then chairman of Committee of Pro-Chancellors of Federal Universities; Gamaliel Onosode, chairman of the re-negotiation committee; and Ukachukwu Awuzei, the then president of ASUU.
It is still unclear, however, how much of the agreement have been met by the FG. The secretary to the federation, Pius Anyim, has recently stated that most of the issues contained in the 2009 document had been fully met except for the earned allowances estimated at N92 billion.
Read more details on the 2009 controversial agreement here

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