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Things not to do when you want to get hired




When you want to get hired, there are certain things you should keep in mind so the process can go a more smoothly for you. Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency, shares 4 things not to do when you want to get hired.

Limiting Your Job Search

When you want to get hired, the one thing you shouldn’t do is limit your search by applying only to positions that meet your exact criteria. Try to keep an open mind because you will sometimes not know exactly what the job entails from the job ad until you go for the interview. It’s best to be more flexible with your job search so you will have more options to consider.


Applying For Jobs You Aren’t Qualified For

This is simply a waste of time. Though you shouldn’t limit your job search, you also shouldn’t waste time and effort applying for positions you are likely never going to get interviewed for because you don’t have the needed qualifications. For example, no matter how much a teacher with no computer programming training or experience wants to expand his/her job search, applying for the position of a C++ programmer is going way too far and such an application is very likely going to be rejected.

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Applying For Jobs Only Through Job Boards

Applying for jobs only through job boards can be quite limiting; it is best to be more proactive in your job search and use all available job search resources (both online and offline). Aside job boards, you can consider applying directly to the companies through their ‘careers section’. If the company has no immediate vacancy, you can leave your CV or cover letter in their database and if eventually there is a vacancy which you qualify for, you are likely going to receive an email to this effect. In addition, whether online or offline, you should take the time to follow-up on your applications to help increase your chances of securing an interview.

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Throw in the Towel

Getting a job might not be simple and it might not always be easy to stay positive and focused, but you must never give up. If you give up, you will then have lost all chances of ever getting hired but if you keep at it, eventually an opportunity will come up. The only time you can give up on your job search is if you intend to become an entrepreneur and start a business of your own; otherwise, please keep at it because eventually you will get a positive response.

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Mother Narrates How 12-Year-Old Daughter Was Gang Raped



Gang Raped

A mother has narrated the unpalatable story of how her 12-year-old girl was gang-raped by four masked men in the Ajah area in Lagos state.

According to the woman, her daughter identified as Blessing was raped at her residence on Thursday, May 4.

Recounting what happened, she said:

“I went to the office and was called (on the phone) and told that my daughter was raped in our house. I learnt she was having her online class when suddenly, there was a power outage. My husband rushed out to get fuel at a filling station so that she could participate in the class seamlessly.

“Blessing told us that while she was in the compound, four masked men jumped into the house through the fence. They took her inside and took turns to have sex with her, leaving her with multiple injuries.

“Immediately I received the call, I became so mad. I headed for the hospital where my daughter was rushed to. When I got there, I was told she suffered ‘vaginal trauma’. The underneath of her clitoris was bruised and she had a deep tear that made her bleed severely.

“She could have passed out if not that her dad got back home early. She lost a lot of blood. The bleeding stopped after the tear was stitched; although, she is still experiencing very severe pain.

“I don’t think we are secure anymore because it seems like we are being monitored. They perpetuated their evil within the few minutes it took my husband to buy fuel.

“They could not enter through the gate because of an ongoing construction at a building opposite ours. The site was crowded and that made them avoid entering through the front door. They scaled the fence. Some policemen followed us to the house and saw how the attackers scattered our things around,” the mother pf the raped victim said.


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The spokesperson of the state police command, Bala Elkana, confirmed the incident, adding that the police are currently on the trail of the suspects.

“The police have been duly informed of the atrocity and have commenced investigation into the case. We are on the trail of the culprits. It’s a bit complicated because those guys wore face masks, which makes us suspect the culprits are people close to them. They probably covered their faces to conceal their identities.” Bala said


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Mosques, Churches To Reopen On June 19, 21




Religious activities will resume in Lagos State on Friday, June 19, and 21 respectively.

According to a new directive by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the ban on religious activities will cease in the state on June 19 and 21.

Muslim services to resume on Friday, June 19, while Christian worship begins on Sunday, June, 21

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The directive however restricts children below the age 15 of 15 from attending such religious gatherings with gatherings restricted to only Fridays and Sundays.

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Godswill Akpabio Failed To Deliver On 500 Million Contract-Senator Peter Nwaoboshi




Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, the chairman of the Senate Committee on Niger Delta has accused the minister of Niger Delta affairs, Godswill Akpabio of getting a N300 million fence construction contract from the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).


According to The Cable, while still the senator representing Akwa Ibom north-west, Akpabio requested for a N500 million contract from the NDDC in 2017. The Minister was reportedly given the contract of fencing Federal Polytechnic Ukana, Akwa Ibom, (N200 million), and Federal Government College, Ikot Ekpene (N100 million).


The publication reported that Akpabio got N150 million for entrepreneurship training on the use of modern farming implements for youths and women of Akwa Ibom north-west senatorial district and N50 million for the renovation of a hostel at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu state.

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Akpabio got N300m fence construction contract from NDDC - Senator Peter Nwaoboshi


Speaking to newsmen on Wednesday, June 3, Senator Nwaoboshi said the contracts were fully paid for but there was nothing to show for it.


He said:


“Findings show that while there was no physical evidence of implementation of these projects, checks show contracts were awarded and fully paid for.

“Such practices have turned the region to sites of abandoned projects.”


This is coming after Akpabio said he would not allow the NDDC to be raped under his watch. A few days ago, the former Governor of Akwa Ibom state raised an alarm about NDDC abandoned projects and the agency being “turned to an ATM” by politicians.

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Akpabio said;


“We have also had a lot of political interference, people have not allowed NDDC to work as it ought to, people coming with ideas not to move the region forward but to move their pockets forward. It has always been so… I think people were treating the place as an ATM, where you just walk in there to go and pluck money and go away, I don’t think they were looking at it as an interventionist agency.”

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