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PHOTONEWS: Immigration Job Seekers Take Over Lagos Traffic In Protest



Thousands of job seekers invited to take an aptitude test by the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) have taken control of all access roads to the National Stadium Lagos, venue of the test in protest.


The applicants, who alleged that they were shortchanged by the Immigration Service, according to Sahara Reporters, are currently chanting anti-government songs insisting they won’t be going back home anytime soon.

Several of them said, “after all, we have no jobs and, therefore, there is nothing to return home to do”.

They are also calling for the refund of N1, 000 they paid as application fee for them to enroll for the NIS job screening test that did not hold in Lagos as planned.

It was reported that no fewer than 100, 000 of the applicants thronged the 45, 000-capacity National Stadium Saturday morning with the hope of getting a position out of the 3,000 job openings declared by the NIS but the screening exercise was cancelled.

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  1. Peter

    March 16, 2014 at 7:57 am

    No job, yet you have to pay through your throat to be molested and duped by government agents. The more you look the less you see.
    NIS knows it needs just 3000 recruits, yet it sold out millions of application forms to unemployed youths, thereby extorting money from them.
    The venues for the recruitment exercise show that the orgabizers are aware of the population involved. Since the trend in our politics has made it to us that our leaders care less about human dignity, value and respect for human rights and welfare, it is no surprise what NIS subjected the applicants to. How can a management in its right sense call over a million candidates for written examination for just 3000 vacancies? No screening to prune the number to manageable size, criteria for application was made too opened-later to be changed the very day of recruitment, the venues were too small to accommodate the invited population-an unmanageable size.
    This is a clear case of exploitation and human abuse. Must government representative add more to the hardships of the less privileges? Is it the percentage that the controller and his principal officers will share from the sales of form that made them blind to foresee that hazards? Is it a mere demonstration of fake recruiting process? It is no secret, we know the final list will not reflect merit because the appointment must have been concluded prior to the recruitment exercise. There must have been chains of lists of employ the following or the bearers from political big wigs, top ranking government officials, etc. Some of which must be complied with.
    The candidates already suffering from financial inadequacy were made to spend on fitness training kits in preparation for the recruitment. The physical exercise meant to be part of the recruitment did not hold. Had it been that such exercise was embarked upon more casualties would have been recorded. How on earth would people out of their selfish end damn the consequences of their greed and incompetence on people’s lives.
    Patriotism is nil in the way we carry out national assignments. It is high time we made the human values first priority in our administrative process.
    The idea of outrageous sales of forms for employment, admission, contract, etc should stop. Exploitation of the less privileges cannot help our already bad situation in Nigeria, rather it will complicate it.
    Whatever corrective measures FGN will take on this unwarranted exploitation, let it include the POST – UME / JAMB and GRADUATE admission forms. The VCs, RECTORs PROVOSTs of these tertiary institutions are after their own percentage of the stake. The cost of the application forms and the ratio of applicants to the available vaccancies should be fixed reasonably.
    All possible laws, rules and regulations should be enacted and enforced in order to stop this type of unholy activities. Poverty and less privilege should not be made a curse or a cause of rejection in the society.
    If we fail to act now, we bound to experience worse situation. This is enough excuse for this administration to take necessary steps to convince the public that it is not promoting corruption.

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Amotekun: Oyo Releases List Of Successful Applicants



Amotekun: Oyo Releases List Of Successful Applicants
Amotekun: Oyo releases list of successful applicants

Amotekun Operation vehicles

The Oyo State Government has released the list of successful applicants for Amotekun Corps in the State.

The process of documentation for successful applicants is billed to commence on Tuesday at the Emmanuel Alayande College of Education.

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This was contained in a statement made available by the State Commandant of the Amotekun Corps, Colonel Olayinka Olayanju on Saturday.

He indicated that all candidates are to check their names at their various local government headquarters or online through the Oyo State job portal.


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Zamfara Governor Commiserates With Victims Of Bandit Attack



Zamfara Governor Commiserates With Victims Of Bandit Attack
Zamfara Governor Commiserates With Victims Of Bandit Attack

Bello Matawalle

Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle has commiserated with families of victims of the attack on citizens of Gidan Goga community by armed bandits.

The Governor assured that what is happening in terms of banditry attacks is not a security lapse but a momentary hiccup that will not be allowed to last.

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He said the attack further exposed the desperation of the bandits who are experiencing heavy pressure from the offensive launched by security operatives in recent times.

“I want to assure our law obedient citizens of Zamfara State that the experience we are undergoing will not last. The bandits are experiencing our sustained pressure which they have reacted through cowardly and desperate attacks on innocent citizens,” Matawalle observed.

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First celebrity Limited Edition Smartphone in Sub Sahara Africa: Davido Special Edition of Infinix NOTE 8



Over the last few weeks, Infinix has floated its candy before the eyes of tech enthusiast intensifying their craving for the soon to be released device. Through several social media posts, Infinix has hinted on the imminent release of the NOTE 8 and we all can’t wait for the device to hit the shelves.

Although the proposed date for the launch in its initial teaser videos and banners have passed without
any launch, we have reasons to believe that the launch will take place sometimes this month.

However, here’s a more interesting news. Infinix is set to be the first smart phone company in sub Sahara Africa to launch a limited edition device with a celebrity. A special edition of the NOTE 8 will be released alongside the primal version of the NOTE 8 and the NOTE 8i. The special edition is  signed by Infinix’s brand ambassador David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido.

The available stock for the special Davido-signed edition is limited. However, interested shoppers can
get one for themselves at exclusive SLOT outlets nationwide and on their website Here. Exciting free
gifts are also available if you’re among the lucky few to buy this device while stocks last.

The Infinix NOTE 8 is targeted at the mid-to-high-end market segment and it comes with several
interesting features. The device on-boards a super-fast processor – the MediaTek Helio G80
processor, which supports ultra-fast gaming speed, stable graphics in-game, easy multi-tasking as
well as an all-round optimal performance.

The device also sports six cameras in total. It comes with a dual selfie camera which is cut out from its
super-wide 6.95inches screen. On the back, the NOTE 8 crams a 64MP super night shot camera for
amazing night shot photographs and other photography needs.

Many of Infinix loyalists and smartphone enthusiasts are already clearing their carts and lining up in
preparation for the launch of the Infinix NOTE 8. Now that there’s a special Davido edition in sight, the
queue might just be doubling up.

To stay ahead of interested shoppers and ensure that you’re one of the first to get your hands on this
special edition of the NOTE 8, follow Infinix on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @Infinixnigeria.

You can also join their community of young and vibrant fans on XClub via the app on your Infinix
device or click on this link to download the app if you’re a non Infinix user.

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