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Dangote Recruiting Truck Drivers, Only Graduates Need Apply: Any Big Deal?

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The Dangote Group recently announced about two thousand vacancies for truck drivers in the organization for its newly established Super Fleet. The organization said it did not need experienced truck drivers as successful applicants will be duly trained by the organization.

However, what has sparked a lot of controversy is the fact that the organization wanted only graduates for this special position. Some Nigerians believe this is too demeaning for Nigerian graduates. An excerpt of the group’s advert is presented below:

The Academy has just initiated a project called, “The Drivers Academy” which aims at recruiting and training 2,000 Nigerian graduates to become professional heavy vehicle drivers for the newly established Super Fleet of the Group. This initiative will assist to uplift the operating standards in road transport industry, promote entrepreneurship and open up career opportunities.

The ideal Candidate should:
• Have a B.Sc., HND, OND or NCE certificate (in any discipline)
• Not be less than 25 years of age
• Be physically fit
• Be responsible and mature
• Not necessarily have prior driving experience

All forms of condemning statements have been made concerning this programme, but most of them have no solid arguments against it. Meanwhile, another school of thought believe it is a welcome development, considering what a lot of road users currently suffer in the hands of the current crop of truck drivers on Nigerian roads. Others also argued that some Nigerians who have even better qualifications and travel abroad in search of “greener pastures” do worse jobs! What do you think?

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  1. Sulyman

    August 8, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Is that the best job dangote can offer sm1 that has spend so many year in skul 2 build a future,and nig govt would watchin,Truck driver that has no work moral value,Can he dangote gve his children or 1 of his closet blood truck 2 b driving in d context of dis nig road?

  2. licia

    August 8, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    mtcheeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwww, rubbish in the highest order. wetin no go happen for this we country .

  3. Legal

    August 8, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Sulyman its not by force. Go work in your father’s company. Your legion of “gbagauns” makes it obvious that our educational institutions would do better at training conductors than minds that can help our situation. Thumbs up for dangote. Pips, Its an invitation to treat; applying for the job is an offer so nobody should complain. Go and create your own business and employ agberos that will drive like they are sitting on there cranium.

  4. sos

    August 8, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    In a bid to reduce unemployment facing Nigerian Graduates, we thank Dangote Group. however, we were told that in this our country, there was a time companies were going from University to University booking for students to take up Executive positions. We were also told that our graduates rank among the best in the world. But today, graduates have become object of carricature. History will not forgive those who turned our economy and society the way they are today.

  5. Victor

    August 8, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    For real! Is this meant to celebrate or ridicule the quality of our educational system?
    What a shame!
    Although, we can condemn the private firms for their actions or in-actions but if the Government at all levels rises to their responsibilities situation like can not and will not exist.

  6. JT

    August 8, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Dangote is not 2 b blem, it’s never his fault. The Fed. Govt dat cannot create job opportunity 4 our graduates & also OBJ 4 monopolizing major of our production 2 one individual & dat is why he tell us what 2 do fix market price we have no choice & then prefer graduate as truck drivers. Nigeria youths, our future is in our hands.

  7. cross

    August 9, 2012 at 8:26 am

    Thank u 4 the offer, we will apply

  8. Moses

    August 12, 2012 at 10:57 am

    at least it will reduce d rate of unemployment of graduate in d country .
    99% of unemployed graduate study useless course in Nigeria , take 4 instance we have about 30,000 political science student n about 10,000 psychology student how many of d politician in Nigeria today study political science or psychology in school ?
    Tank u Dangote for d offer but we also nid sometin more beta .

  9. onaghise osayamen

    August 17, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    i am intrested

  10. ifeanyichukwu elvis

    August 25, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    employing graduate as truck drivers in ur organisation is actually not a bad idea as most of our graduate dojobs dat are even worst outside the country.i think it a good thing provided that the sarlary is something befiting to a graduate. we have graduate driving cranes in construction site so pls there is nothing to it.

  11. fadesayo yimika

    September 2, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Dady, your ideal is good to some of nigeria but if you want to create a academic for truck driving,sir, i have apply for job.

  12. Olaoye Matthew

    September 6, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    I am interested but don’t know how to go about it.

  13. izuchukwu/ law graduate

    August 19, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    it sounds ridiculous. but still better than to seat for many years at home after graduation with out job. i believe that this opportunity is meant for unemployed graduates and others who think that this opportunity is better for them than where they are currently engaged. this calls on Nigerian Government to tackle the unemployment in the Nation. No one know what could be the next. to be frank, it is an opportunity which has negative impression about Nigerian work condition, mostly to the other countries.

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Nigeria: List Of Small Scale Businesses You Can Start With N10,000 (Video)

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Having a sustainable income is very essential for you to survive in Nigeria. With unemployment rate on the rise in the country, you might want to look for alternatives to make ends meet. Setting up a business venture might be the next step. With a minimum of N10,000, you can find something worth doing. All you need is the right information from the right source then you are good to go.

I guess you’re wondering what type of small scale business you can start up with such a small budget. This is where Information Nigeria comes in. Stay with us as we bring to you five business ideas you can start with a capital of N10,000.

1. Snacks making business:

This is a lucrative business in the country and it is one of the fastest ways to get returns on your money. A snack is a small service of food which is usually eaten between meals. In Nigeria, we have snacks like puff puff, akara, doughnut, chin-chin, meat pie, fish rolls and so on. I know you might have your reservations but people have shared their testimonies about how they were able to become successful from engaging in this type of small scale business. There are people who were even brought up by hard-working mothers, who fried Akara balls and puff puff by the roadside. You require very little capital to start the business but you need to find a good location to attract more customers. Learning how to make these snacks is also important and you need to be consistent.

2. Starting up an Indomie joint:

Food is a necessity because people need it to survive. Also, keep in mind that you can’t cater to the needs of everyone but you can make your mark. You need to buy a stove, pots, serving plates, spoons and forks, a carton of noodles and so on. Your culinary skills might also come in handy because you need to come up with different recipes.  You also need to set up your business at a populated location and ensure that the place is neat.

3. Okrika or bend down select:

This is a thriving business in the country due to the tough economy, You can set up the business of selling recycled clothes to people. Just like food, clothes are also a basic need because we wear them every day to cover our nakedness and we are always in need of new ones. Some people prefer okrika because they are durable and cheaper. A low-income earner wouldn’t be caught at a boutique as they would rather opt for clothes that are not very expensive. You could make use of social media to advertise your business and you also need to be creative. You don’t need to own a shop before you start selling and it is a business that will last. You could put in additional effort when you get the clothes by washing and ironing them to make them presentable.

4. Selling of recharge cards:

We consider this business idea as one of the best cause it doesn’t require much energy to set up. You can buy a certain amount of card, sell and promote your business online and also in your neighbourhood, place of worship, among others.

5. Running errands for people:

If you love shopping then this is your best option. Running errands for people is a great way to earn cool cash because not many people enjoy doing this and they would rather let someone else run them. Just like the name implies, you run errands for people and you get paid to do them. Some errand runners offer packages to their customers, which come with a fixed rate.

 Offering packages help you get money in advance and it lets you know well ahead of time how much work you can expect. If your errands involve lots of driving then you can consider charging for mileage as well.

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SEO Specialist Vacancy at Techhive Africa

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Techhive Africa is a different kind of digital agency. We specialise in using data analytics to connect brands and SMEs across Africa with their target audience. 

Our platforms have over 5 million cumulative social media followers, over 3 million monthly unique visitors and are some of the most visible in Nigeria.

We are currently looking for a talented and creative individual to fill the position below:

Job Title: Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Specialist

Location: Lagos

Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

The SEO Specialist will have the following responsibilities:

  • Lead the SEO strategy of our platforms.
  • Work with the content team to ensure content is created in the most effective ways
  • Develop effective link building strategies
  • Review website performance with data tools and look for enhancement opportunities
  • Craft strategies to improve user engagement and time spent on the website.

Job Qualifications

  • Graduate with a B.Sc or HND from any Tertiary institution
  • At least two (2) years working experience in SEO or a related role
  • Experience with SEO tools, keyword research, link analysis and data analytics
  • Highly motivated and target driven, with a proven track record in traffic growth

Application Details

  • Send an email with your CV attached to info@techhive.africa
  • The subject of the mail should be: ‘Application for SEO Specialist Position’
  • The body of the mail should detail in the best way possible why you are the best candidate for the job.
  • Application Deadline is: 27th September 2020

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Job Vacancy For Entertainment Writer At Information Nigeria

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Marketing Job Vacancy in Lagos

Information Nigeria, a leading Nigerian news portal with over 5 million social media followers, is looking to employ a content writer with a focus on entertainment.

Job Title: Content Writer (Entertainment)
Location: Lagos

Responsibilities:

The writer will be based around Yaba and its environs and shall report entertainment news, daily.

Requirements:
– A minimum of one-year Journalism experience with hands-on skills in New Media.
– Reportorial skills are essential.
– Good knowledge of global entertainment industry is an added advantage.

– The candidate should:

  • Be a fresh graduate with a good command of English
  • Have a passion for writing.
  • Be able to present information in a creative and user-friendly manner.
  • Be able to work in a team
  • Have good communication skills
  • Have an understanding of writing for the web/internet.

How to Apply:
All applicants should send CV and work samples to editor@informationnigeria.org with the position applied for as the subject of the e-mail.

Application Deadline is: 13th September 2019

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