23 January 2018

How Toxic is Your Workplace?

   Not everybody wakes up on Monday morning and whistles their way into the office. Not everyone is thoroughly excited or passionate about their job. However, there is a marked difference between routine workplace difficulties and a working environment that strains you to the point of illness.

When you first start a job, it might be hard to see the red flags because you’re so excited and maybe even feel privileged to be at that workplace. But with time, you may begin to see more clearly and realize that things aren’t what they seemed from the outside. These environments usually tend to get worse the longer you stay.

One or more of these factors may mean that you are working in the land of toxicity.

Your boss has poor leadership skills
Almost every time, toxic work environments are derived from how the employers treat their employees. Statistics show that the major reason employees leave a place of work is because of a poor relationship with a boss.

22 January 2018

Greetings #TeamSLB

  Hello everyone! Have a successful week.

Tecno Camon CM Specs and Price


Tecno is a well known brand in this part of the world and its latest smartphone has a lot to say about the Chinese OEM. The Tecno Camon CM is a nice looking smartphone that features the much coveted 18:9 aspect ratio. It also comes with a bezel-less display which is the first from Tecno. However,  the smartphone will still more or less be categorized as entry-level smartphone because of its spec sheet.

Tecno Camon CM Key Specs and Price

5.7-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen,  1440 x 720 pixels (282 ppi)
Android 7.0 (Nougat)
Quad-core MediaTek MT6737 CPU with 2GB
16GB built-in storage,  up to 128GB with memory card
13MP rear camera with LED flash and 13MP front camera also with LED flash
4G LTE Data
Fingerprint sensor (rear)
3, 000mAh removable Li-Po battery

Design and Display

Tecno Camon CM is one good looking beauty of a smartphone with a polycarbonate build. Since the advent of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and other high end flagships there has been an increased number of bezel-less display in the smartphone market as young brands are trying to create a cheaper alternative or wannabe device that is available for low budget buyers.

Tecno equips its new smartphone with an HD+ display which is in par with other smartphones in its category. Here, you have an impressive high screen to body ratio thanks to the minimal bezel. The Tecno Camon CM comes with a 5.7-inch 1440 x 720 pixels display with a pixel density of 282 ppi and a colourful display at that.

Battery and Camera

Not much is on the Tecno Camon CM in terms of battery capacity as it comes with a rather mediocre 3, 000mAh Li-Po battery. The battery is also removable so you can always swap it out if you want to which is not something you see every day in recent smartphones.

If you’re a picture enthusiast or you intend to get a budget smartphone for snapchat or instagram and other related social media activities this one the smartphones to consider. Although there’s no comparison with other high-end smartphones. The Tecno Camon CM comes with a 13MP rear camera and a 13MP front camera as well, both with LED flash.

Nigeria “Successfully” Develops Drugs For Treatment Of Ebola, Malaria Other Diseases

  The National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) has disclosed that it has successfully researched and developed six traditional herbal products for the treatment of Ebola, Malaria and other diseases.

This is contained in a press statement signed by the Special Assistant, Communication and Strategy to the Minister of Health, Kazeem Akintunde, on Sunday.

The statement quoted the NIPRD Director-General, Prof. Karniyus Gamaniel, as saying this while presenting the score card of his eight-year tenure (2009 to 2017) in Abuja on Friday.

The programme, organised by NIPRD, aimed to present the products researched and developed by the institute and present staff service awards to deserving worker.

He said that ‘NIPRIBOL’, a fixed dose combination drug was developed by the institute for the treatment of Ebola Virus Disease, adding that the institute had completed the Phase I study of the drug.

20 January 2018

NYSC Member with a Great Business Idea? Apply for Bank of Industry’s N2 Billion Graduate Entrepreneurship Fund


Are you a corps member looking for how to fund your business idea? The Bank of Industry (BOI) N2 billion Graduate Entrepreneurship Fund (GEF) is calling for entries now.

Program Structure:

An indication of interest by the corps members through an online business ideas competition administered by BOI (www.boi.ng/gef).
4 days intensive entrepreneurship training on generating a business idea, business model, basic financial record keeping and marketing.
Soft loans for those with enterprises/viable business ideas
For more information follow @BOINIGERIA on Instagram and Twitter.

The Capacity Building Programme is held at selected NYSC Orientation Camps in each of the six (6) geopolitical zones.

Key Features of GEF Scheme include:

Obligor Limit Up to N2.0 million loan
Pricing Interest Rate: 0%
Tenor 3 – 5 years
Moratorium 6 -12 months from date of Loan Disbursement
Security Security for the facility is a combination of:
I.  Specific charge over the equipment

II.  Lien on the NYSC discharge certificate

III. One (1) external guarantor acceptable to BOI

19 January 2018

Votes Will No Longer Be Decided By Those Who Sit In Bourdillon

   
Mr. Fela Dorutoye, a Lagos based motivational speaker and alleged Nigerian presidential hopeful, has said the decision on those who lead Nigeria would no more come from Bourdilon, the famous resident of the National Leader of All Progressive Congress (APC), Mr. Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Durotoye said this during a meet up with #TeamFD volunteers in Lekki, Lagos on Sunday.

Addressing the electoral challenges in Nigeria, the motivational speaker urged the youth not to be deceived into selling their votes for another four years of bad governance.

Although news around town has it that Mr. Durotoye might be running for the presidency come 2019, he has not made any official announcement as regards his ambition neither has there been any indication on the platform he will run on.

18 January 2018

Startup Profile: Worka.nG — find a suitable employee or employer easily

   Unemployment remains a huge problem that plagues most developing countries and a lot of social vices have been associated with it. The latter range from poverty, armed robbery, corruption, to rural-urban migration. Despite that several initiatives have been set up to tackle this challenge, it still persists.

This is probably why co-founders, Jaiyeola David (CEO) and Chris Nwasike (CTO) intend to contribute their quota towards the eradication of unemployment in Nigeria by founding Worka.nG

Worka.nG website