Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Recruitment: General Manager, Enterprise Technical Lead – MTN Nigeria

With over 42 million subscribers, MTN Nigeria is the largest subsidiary in the MTN Group, Africa’s leading cellular telecommunications company. On May 16, 2001, MTN became the first GSM network to make a call in Nigeria following the globally lauded Nigerian GSM auction conducted by the Nigerian Communications Commission earlier in the year. Thereafter the company launched full commercial operations in August 2001. Since our entry into the market, MTN has become an intrinsic part of Nigerian social and economic life, offering a wide range of products and services which act as a catalyst for fiscal and human development. We have also demonstrated our belief in Nigeria not only by investing billions of dollars in infrastructure and facilities, but by also investing in areas of need, thereby giving back to society. In May 2005, the MTN Nigeria Foundation was created to spearhead a robust corporate social responsibility agenda. MTN Nigeria subsists on the core brand values of the MTN Group, Leadership, Integrity, Relationship, Innovation and a Can do attitude. We also offer a unique Employee Value Proposition centred around the following five pillars
- Brand Strength
- Leadership Brand
- Investing in our Talent
- A Globally Diverse Culture
-Total Reward and Recognition
As we progress with our operations, MTN embraces a win-win ideology that will ultimately stimulate economic development and a vibrant, stable society.
Job Title: General Manager, Enterprise Technical Lead
Job Description
Location of the Job (Division): Enterprise Solutions
  • Monitor regulatory requirements and its impact on day-to-day product management.
  • MANCOM support of the enterprise strategy and other significant business unit
  • NWG, IS, Group Enterprise Business Unit
  • Multinational Companies and Strategic partnerships.
  • Work closely with ES Marketing Team to conceptualize, plan and develop products
  • Responsible for product support infrastructure (e.g. post sales, billing, collection..etc) and vendor management
  • Product Development and Engineering: drive and coordinate with Network, IS, helpdesk and customers support
  • Provide inputs to engineering planning and network teams to size up the technical specification, network, bandwidth, systems and hardware acquisition for new products, services and features development
  • Monitor and manage internal costs to ensure profitability vis-à-vis internal products’ and competitors’ pricing
  • Support in business case analysis together with GM, Enterprise Markets
  • Provide technical product expertise and advice to Sales and Marketing to ensure that activities and campaigns are attuned to resolving problems or meeting objectives in a cost-effective manner.
  • End-to-End technical support for ES customers (SME & Corporates)
Desired Skills & Experience
  • Business/Science degree with some commercial higher level qualification preferred.
  • Possession of post graduate degree (MBA ) will be an advantage
  • Minimum of15 years working experience
  • 10 years relevant industry experience with minimum of 5 years experience in business service delivery in Africa/ME region
  • 8 years managerial experience
Apply Now

Lee loses part of head in fall:Skull and crushed bone

Lee Charie

A BRIT tourist who lost part of his skull in a fall has flown home — with the missing piece in his LUGGAGE.

Lee Charie, 32, an extra in TV’s The Only Way Is Essex, smashed the side of his head in a 22ft plunge from a hotel balcony.
LEE Charie tells how he lost part of his head in fall
Doctors feared he would die as he spent two days in a critical state before having a quarter of his skull removed to ease pressure on his brain.
Now, after learning to walk again, he has returned from Thailand with it in his hand baggage — hoping British doctors can use it as a mould for a metal plate to reshape his head.
Lee Charie
Lee, of Stanstead Abbotts, Herts, said as he recovered at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge: “From being ‘dead’ for two days I came back to life.
"When my head has healed a bit more they are going to try to put the skull back.”
Lee Charie and Joey Essex
Extra ... with TV's Joey Essex
He still does not know what made him slip off the balcony on the island of Koh Tao — or if he was pushed.
Source: TheSun.co.uk

Florida Drive-by Shooting: Police Confirm Rick Ross In Crashed Rolls Royce

Ross' Rolls Royce being towed away after the shooting
Ross’ Rolls Royce being towed away after the shooting
Authorities have reportedly gone public about the alleged drive-by shooting involving Rick Ross. Police have confirmed that William Roberts aka Rick Ross, was indeed a passenger in the Rolls Royce that crashed into an apartment building off busy Los Olas Avenue in Fort Lauderdale early on Monday morning, The Huffington Post reports.
Witnesses say they heard “dozens” of shots fired from another vehicle.
The car was not hit with bullets but several business took gunfire.
An eyewitness said rapper Rick Ross and a woman were in the Rolls Royce.
According to him, he saw him shaken up after the drive by shooting. Another nearby business owner confirms that it was the ‘Rich Forever’ singer, saying he just bought a house in the area.
The culprits of the shooting are yet to be known, but Police have started investigation into the shooting and Rick Ross is doing fine.

Justin Bieber gropes fans Tit during a meet and greet session

The 18 year old was photographed kissing the chick and cupping the breast of a fan during a meet and greet session yesterday in Miami...hmmmm

Peter Okoye Flaunts His LV Sneakers

Check out Peter flaunting his Louis Vuitton Sneakers that worth about a thousand bucks. This dude is sweating me man. I know most you would love to get one of those? Relax and do your home work then you too can flaunt yours....That's right, do your home work...you know what i mean.

"I'm not interested in marriage' Seun Kuti says

The Afrobeat prince who recently turned 30 told an Encomium mag reporter that he 'doesn't do marriage' when asked when he plans to get married...
"No, I don't do marriage. Anything that I stand the risk of potentially losing half of my earnings is not something I look forward to. Anything that has the potential of that for any reason whatsoever, I try not to indulge.

Lynxxx and Oge Okoye cover Red Sheet Magazine

More Photo of them bellow......These guys are cute....Some friends say that i look like Lynxxx, but i'd rather put it this way "Lynxxx and Alvin are look alikes" hahaha!

Don Jazzy's Marvin Clothing Line Coming Soon


Thursday, 24 January 2013

Mercy Johnson Names Daughter

Popular actress, Mercy and her husband have named their daughter, Purity Okojie according to a very close friend of the actress.
Purity was born on Sunday December 30th 2012. Mercy is due back in Nigeria next month February.
Meanwhile, there have been some information that some movie producers have been sending movie scripts to the actress in the US.
She’s been accepting them and plans to immediately hit a movie set once she returns to Nigeria.

Bovi Stages First Show This March

A-list comedian Bovi has finally come up with his own show billed to take place at Eko hotel on the 10th of march. According to Bovi, the self titled show with the rider "Man On Fire" is a one-man stand-up comedy show that will afford him the opportunity to entertain his audience for an hour non-stop.

Bovi- Man On Fire will also feature several leading musical acts to spice up the evening. More details on the show coming soon.

Charly Boy quits smoking after 45years • Slams Nigerian Idol organisers

Charles Oputa, popularly known as Area Father, an unashamed smoker, has quit smoking. He had been addicted to cigarettes since he was 16 years old.
Some of his friends and fans were said to have been stunned at a recent function when Charly Boy arrived at the venue of the said event without holding his smoke. While some were said to be happy seeing a reformed CB, others were of the opinion that it was one of his tricks to arrest people’s attention. But in a swift response to people’s insinuations, CB said that he had since parted with smoking and that he did not pray to go back to the bad habit.
CB stated this during an exclusive chat with R at his Gwarimpa residence in Abuja recently,discloing  that he had battled hard over the years to quit smoking. He had actually quit the habit about a year ago. He said further that he never thought he could stop, saying that if he could stop smoking, he could do other things that appear difficult to him over the years.
‘’I am not ashamed to say that I have been smoking since I was 16. I know a lot of my associates who smoke and the funny thing is that when I see them smoking, it turns my stomach. I had been trying to drop it for the past three years, but I am glad that I have been able to drop the bad habit now.
When asked what prompted his decision to quit the habit, CB said ‘’I hated how some smokers smelled when they come around me. I didn’t want to walk around with such offensive odour even when I chew a lot of gum and made sure I wear my perfume each time I smoked. I actually quit because I was becoming a health freak and I always wanted to smell clean at all times.
Asked on if he had also stopped womanising, CB said ‘’I used to like women but I don’t follow them again. My body is now fit for the Lord and my wife. In fact, the urge to satisfy them is no more there. I can tell you that my wife is my rock and she rocks me well’’.
Charly Boy who was one of the judges during the last edition of the popular television reality show, Nigerian Idol also claimed that he decided to pull out of the reality show this season because he was not comfortable with the way the organisers handled the programme.
“I know a lot has been said and written about why Charly Boy was not part of the show this year, but I can tell you categorically that the organisers were did handle some aspects of the show professionally and I didn’t want to be part of it, so I pulled out’’, he explained.

Justin Bieber gets suspended in mid-air on stage

Justin Bieber performs at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia

JUSTIN Bieber looks almost lifeless as he strikes an angelic pose on stage during his latest concert.

The teen heart-throb was suspended in mid-air above the stage attached to two huge silver wings made in the shape of piano keys and cymbals.
Dressed in white from head to toe the Baby singer almost pulls off his angel-inspired guise at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.
However fans will be shocked to discover that their idol has been accused of verbally abusing a US radio presenter in the gym.
Justin Bieber on stage in Atlanta
According to US gossip site TMZ the North Carolina radio host Colette Harrington has claimed that she was trying to enjoy her work-out when Justin and his entourage entered the gym and started harassing her after she asked for a picture.
Justin allegedly declined the snap and then started mocking her as she continued her exercise session.
She told TMZ: I always count out loud my reps. Then Justin starts imitating me and whenever I'd get to 20 he and his buddy would say 'Shut the f*** up.'"
Justin Bieber
Colette also claims that Justin or one of his pals spat blue Gatprade in to her water when she wasn't looking and that she unwittingly took a sip before realising what had happened.
She added: "I did not look at my water bottle before taking a drink."
She is now allegedly going to sell the bottle on Ebay and donate the money to charity.
However Justin's representative has made it clear to TMZ that he was in the gym but only interacted with his trainer and made no comments aimed at Colette.

Michael Jordan and Justin Bieber are totally besties now

Two titans of basketball and popular culture finally crossed paths in Charlotte on Tuesday night, as 2011 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game MVP Justin Bieber, in town for the Charlotte stop on his "Believe" tour at Time Warner Cable Arena, met "Pro Stars" principal Michael Jordan, owner of the building's primary tenant, the Charlotte Bobcats. If you felt a slight tremor beneath your feet last night, it's only natural; this is what happens when mega-powers collide, which is word to Hulk and Macho.
After the encounter, Biebdawgs took to Twitter — duh — to share his giddiness with his fans:
This just confirms one of my long-held suspicions — meeting Michael Jordan in the bowels of an arena in Charlotte is more exciting than sitting front row at a Los Angeles Lakers game. Glad I stuck to the scientific method to find definitive proof to support my theorem.
It does still seem weird, though, that Bieber didn't have the same kind of reaction to meeting Sam Perkins. I mean, that's "Big Smooth," man. Still, shouts out to Biebs for completing the rare "Nov. 28, 1983 Sports Illustrated cover" two-fer. Man, this kid's good.
Photo via the Charlotte Bobcats' Instagram account, duh. Hat-tip to Seth Rosenthal at SB Nation.
Source- YahooNews

Saturday, 19 January 2013

AFCON 2013: Pepsi Nigeria to give 3 day all expense paid trip to SA

Here is your chance to win a 3 day all-expense paid trip to South Africa where the Africa Cup Of Nations (AFCON) will hold. Pepsi Nigeria will be giving away return tickets to South Africa, Ipad 3, Iphone 5, Beats By Dre headphones, Ice Wrist watches and loads of other exciting prizes. 
To participate, simply go to Pepsi Nigeria FaceBook page on https://www.facebook.com/PepsiNigeria  and share your predictions to win, you can also predict on you mobile phones by clicking on http://bit.ly/pepsigame.  
It is never a dull moment with Pepsi Nigeria, just after the completion of ‘’VOICE YOUR DREAMS’’ lyrical challenge where winners emerged and won 150,000 cash prize and other exciting prizes,  here is your chance to win big, don’t be left out.

For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/PepsiNigeria 

The battle for Nigerian Idol top spot begins as the top 30 battle it out

The third season of the ever popular music reality show, Nigerian Idol is up to a promising start as the show enters the top thirty stage. This stage will see ten contestants battle it out every week for three weeks and then a wild card show with some of the old contestants given the opportunity to make it into the next stage of the show. Twelve in total will emerge victorious and go on to the core elimination stage of the show.

Fan favourite and Afrobeat Legend Femi Kuti is unavoidably absent as he is on tour outside the country but he is ably represented by Naeto-C who in his first appearance on the show played the bad guy by drilling the contestants. He however mentioned that it was only to gear them to step up their game in the competition.
The Head of Events and Sponsorship, Etisalat Nigeria, Modupe Thanni said that she was impressed with the level of talent that the competition had to offer, stating that the competition will be even stiffer than the previous editions. She also added that Etisalat as a proud supporter of the aspirations of youths is supporting the competition in an even bigger way this season.
The first ten of the top thirty saw return contestant Obinna Michael AKA Mr. Byno making it to the top thirty stage of the competition. Speaking on his progress, he said, “Making it to this stage is not a small feat, there were many talented contestants but it is my hope this year that I would progress past this point in this season”. Contestants performed songs of their choice by foreign artistes in a bid to show their skills before the Judges.
Afrobeat legend and Nigerian Idol Judge, Femi Kuti, was unavoidably absent from the show but was ably represented by Naeto-C as well as his fellow Judges, Yimka Davies and Jeffry Daniels. Speaking on the performances, Jeffry Daniel advised the contestants to focus more on their vocal skills and less on their showmanship as the show was about finding the best singer.
This season is bigger and better as winner will go home with N20 million worth of prizes, including N7.5 million in cash, a brand new SUV, and a recording contract with a record label. The first runner–up will receive the sum of N1.5 million and a saloon car which will be presented by Etisalat. The show airs on STV, NTA network and AIT.


Don Jazzy and younger brother set up diesel supply company

The Mavin CEO and his younger brother James Collins have set up a diesel supply company called Mavin Energy Limted. James is the Chief Executive Officer of the company. According to their website, Mavin Energy is a 24hours door to door diesel delivery service which supplies diesels to homes, small/medium scale businesses, with also the intention to supply to public establishments, large industries, construction companies, power companies and both Federal/State Parastatals and Agencies. Read more about their operation on their website mavinenergy.com

Don Jazzy-Slim Ladies Don’t Attract Me

At the last count by Forbes, Michael Ajereh, aka Don Jazzy, is rated as the 36th Most Influential Personality in Africa.
He is young, rich and famous, no doubt, but has remained single for God-knows-how-long after a previous attempt at matrimony collapsed like a pack of cards.
“I’m single because I’ve not found the woman that my spirit agrees with. I was once married in the United Kingdom, but it was short lived.
The union produced a son named after me. I don’t want to experience a collapsed marriage again. That is why I am taking my time, working and praying for a soul mate,” he says.
But what does he really find attractive in a woman?
“The way she looks, talks and how she carries herself. With due respect to slim ladies, there is no way any lady shaped like a broom can attract my full attention. I’m sorry but that’s the truth.
“My ideal woman must be God-fearing. She must have all the basic curves in the right places.
The rounder and bigger her chest and backside, the better,” he says.

Singer, Kas Offers $2,000 To Anyone Who Finds His Missing Camera

The camera is not worth $2,000 but the UK based Nigerian singer is offering that amount to anyone who finds the missing camera.
He said he lost it in December at a Night club.
Kas said:
“That digital camera contains my private stuff that I am not ready to share with the public. I’ll give $2,000 to anyone or group of persons who are in its possession,”
Some mischievous people are alleging that there are some unclad photos of the fimile crooner and a Nollywood actress in the camera, that’s why he’s so desperate to get it back.

Friday, 18 January 2013

Recruitement:Shell Nigeria Recruitment 2013 (18 Positions)

The experienced professionals and engineers we seek will be expected to support daily equipment and facility maintenance, reliability and availability as well as production delivery onshore and offshore.
Ample opportunity exists to contribute and manage strategic projects which contribute to production availability and growth, as well as strategic cost leadership practices within the organization. Successful professionals and engineers will be expected to exhibit the highest level of technical know-how, operational expertise as well as authentic leadership and collaborative behaviors, in support of the organization’s aspiration to achieve top quartile performance and production delivery.  We therefore need competent Nigerian engineers and professionals with relevant post NYSC work experience to take up these exciting opportunities and join us to secure Nigeria’s energy future.
‘Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer’
How to Apply
Below is a list of jobs as advertised in several national dailies.
Please scroll down to locate the job which best suits your profile and click on Job Opening ID to view the full description and apply.
 All fields in the application form are mandatory.
Job opening ID Posting title Roles and responsibilities Work experience Skill set Location
40 Tanker Operations Supervisor HSE-MS: Act as focal point for Maritime Safety at FOT. Ensures compliance with the MMG6 and Life sa … 5 -7 years experience Skill Level for the following key competences: Cargo transfer operations, Navigation practice, Ef … Nigeria
39 FPSO Marine Officer HSE-MS: Act as focal point for Maritime Safety at the FPSO. Ensures compliance with the MMG6 and Li … 5 -7 years experience Skill Level for the following key competences: Cargo transfer operations, Navigation practice, Effe … Nigeria
38 Gaslift Surveillance Engineer - Act as the Gaslift expert in Operations and train new Production programmers and Operations staff … 8 – 10 years - Minimum HND (Engineering discipline) 5 – 10 years operational experience in subsurface and su … Nigeria
37 Head Metering - Responsible for metering activities across SEPCIN – Technical to site, Projects, Calibration and … 12 -15 years - HND or B.Eng. degree with at least 10years experience in oil & gas operations. – Minimum 5 years … Nigeria
36 Maintenance Management System Engineer Spares - Provide a comprehensive spare part interchangeability records system (SPIR) to enhance availabili … 5 -7 years experience - A degree or equivalent qualification together with 5 – 10 years of broad experience across Produc … Nigeria
35 Maintenance Verification Engineer - Oversee and carryout Verification Processes and Hardware Barrier Assessment program in SPDC. – F … 5 -7 years experience - Technical graduate with 5+ years experience in the oil and gas industry – Proven understanding o … Nigeria
34 Senior Mechanical Engineer (Rotating Equipment) - Provide line troubleshooting support to Asset teams on Mechanical and Rotating Equipment maintena … 8- 10 years experience - A professionally qualified maintenance operations Engineer with 10 years experience. – Should h … Nigeria
33 Senior Project Engr, CAO/SCADA Upgrade - Upgrade all obsolete DCS and Instrument field systems and revamp vandalized CAO/SCADA facilities. … 8- 10 years experience - At least a University degree in a relevant field in Science or Engineering; Proven management exp … Nigeria
32 Tanker Handling Coordinator HSE-MS : Act as Authorized person (AP) for Maritime Safety at Bonny terminal. Ensures compliance w … 8- 10 years experience Skill Level for the following key competences: Cargo transfer operations – Cargo quality and loss … Nigeria
31 Gas Allocation Engineer - Sub-process owner (Gas) for -SPDC SOX (404) F2 – Hydrocarbon Allocation Process. – Support engin … 5 -7 years experience - Since the Hydrocarbon Allocation role/function interfaces with many others namely, Production Ope … Nigeria
30 Senior Electrical Engineer Offshore (Power Generation) - To provide specialist technical services in support of the Offshore Asset in terms of technical i … 8- 10 years experience - A professionally qualified Engineer with 8-10 years experience in oil & gas, process or power gen … Nigeria
29 Head – Underwater Maintenance - Provides and manages the Corporate (East & West) Diving and Marine maintenance service – Manages … 12 -15 years - Recognised academic Engineering Degree in Marine/Mechanical/Civil Engineering or applied sciences … Nigeria
28 Senior Underwater Maintenance Engineer Ensure full offshore facilities technical integrity compliance – Ensure full offshore facilities S … 8 – 10 years - Technical graduate with 3- 5 years in maintenance of offshore facilities – Skill of maintenance … Nigeria
27 Reliability Engineer – Onshore - A University degree in Engineering Discipline with a minimum of 8 years experience in the Oil & G … 8 – 10 years PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES: – Manage the organization to implement the Reliability engineering as … Nigeria
26 Equipment Health Surveillance Implementation Project Engineer PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES: – Manage the multi-discipline Equipment Health Surveillance (EHS) proj … 8 – 10 years KEY COMPETENCES: – Skill in Leading teams – Skill in project management – Skill in Maintenance … Nigeria
25 Head of Fixed Wing Operations Principal Accountabilities: – Lead SPDC aviation staff and contractors in Lagos,Warri, Port Harcou … 12 -15 years Job Knowledge, Skills & Experience: – Current or former holder of Air Transport Pilot’s Licence (H … Nigeria
24 Vessel Quality Assurance (Pre-Mob & Ops. Compliance) Supervisor Key roles and responsibilities – Execute premob compliance inspections at all Shell Nigeria and th … 5 -7 years experience Job Knowledge, Skills & Experience: – Preferably a Class 1 and minimum a Class 2 qualification as … Nigeria
23 Integrated Production Systems Engineer - Provide technical operations support to Hydrocarbon Management Systems internal stakeholders (esp … 8- 10 years experience - Minimum HND with 10 years experience in EP production operations & maintenance. – In-depth knowl … Nigeria
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Michelle Obama Opens New Twitter Account As She Turns 49

Michelle Obama’s office said Thursday it had opened a Twitter account, as the US first lady turned 49.
The account is @FLOTUS, the acronym for First Lady of the United States, and it will be administered by the first lady’s staff.
Tweets penned by the first lady herself will bear her initials — mo.
As of midday Thursday, the account had just over 16,000 followers. That compares to 2.64 million for @MichelleObama, which opened in January 2012 and was run by President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign team.
Tweets from the @MichelleObama account have been infrequent since her husband won the election on November 6.
The first utterance Thursday from @FLOTUS urged followers to wish Mrs Obama a happy birthday.

Photos: B.I.G’s Daughter Honours Him With Tattoos Of Him

Biggie Smalls’ oldest daughter, Tyanna, is all grown up now and dedicating some of her most recent tattoos to her dad.
Remember, Biggie was the rival of the Most Famous/People’s Best Rapper, TUPAC SHAKUR.
Tyanna puts one tattoo at her back and the other inside her lips.
I What do you think?

2face, Rita Dominic, Folorunsho Alakija, others at Future Awards National Conference

The organisers of The Future Awards have announced the date of its annual conference (previously titled The Do-Something Pre-Awards Conference), convened to facilitate practical and direct knowledge exchange for young entrepreneurs, professionals, innovators and creatives.

 The renamed National Enterprise Conference, now in its fifth year, will hold on Saturday, January 26, 2013, at the main auditorium of University of Lagos, Yaba.

"We usually have the conference a day before The Future Awards, but The Future Project decided to create an even more distinct identity for the gathering," said Chude Jideonwo, executive director for The Future Project. "We decided to push it as a stand-alone event so that it adds even more value separate from the Awards."

 Themed 'Our generation needs to get to work', several of the speakers slated to appear at the event are have been recognised by The Future Awards for their outstanding efforts in their respective fields, including: 2face Idibia, Rita Dominic, Stephanie Okereke, Ohimai Atafo, Omawumi Megbele, Bridget Awosika, Kelechi Amadi-Obi, Steve Babaeko, Kola Oyeneyin, Lamide Adedeji, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Funke Bucknor, and Linda Ikeji. Ugochukwu Nwosu from Microsoft and Ayodeji Adewunmi from Jobberman will join the speakers.

The event will also feature seasoned veterans and mentors including chairman of Channels Television John Momoh; chief executive of Inspire Africa Mo Abudu; cinema icons Joke Silva and Tunde Kelani; music icon Shina Peters; executive director with Nestlé Iquo Ukoh and group managing director, Folorunsho Alakija.

"What's great about this conference is that it also marks the launch of the eighth season of The Future Awards!" said Jideonwo. "Previously we had a shorter lead in of two to three months before the awards, but moving forward, we want the show to encompass as much of Nigeria as possible, extending our radius of effectiveness beyond the confines of Lagos and Abuja. To reach out to all those cities and communities, our town hall meetings will take 6 months. We're very excited to extend our reach and impact in 2013, starting now."

The event is presented by The Future Project in conjunction with BlackBerry, MTN and the Start-Up Hub. Media partners are Silverbird, Cool FM, TV Continental, 360Nobs.com and the Linda Ikeji Blog. The official media partner is Y!/YNaija.com.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Airtel Nigeria Job: Zonal Trade Marketing Manager

Airtel Nigeria (Airtel Networks Limited), a leading mobile telecommunication services provider in Nigeria and a member of Airtel Africa Group, is committed to providing innovative, exciting, affordable and quality mobile services to Nigerians, giving them the freedom to communicate, rise above their daily challenges and drive economic and social development. The company made history on August 5, 2001 by becoming the first telecoms operator to launch commercial GSM services in Nigeria and has scored a series of many “firsts” in the highly competitive Nigerian telecommunications market including the first to introduce toll-free 24-hour customer care; first to launch service in all the six geo-political zones in the country; first to introduce affordable recharge denominations; first to introduce monthly free SMS and first to introduce monthly airtime bonus.
A truly innovative company, Airtel has showed resilience, charting new paths in meeting the demands and needs of its esteemed stakeholders and enhancing distribution as well as providing affordable services to empower more nigerians.
In Nigeria, Airtel is working tirelessly to live up to an ambitious vision of being the most loved brand in the daily lives of Nigerians as it offers a superior brand experience and a portfolio of innovative products & services ranging from exciting voice solutions to inventive data packages and mobile broadband.
Job Title: Zonal Trade Marketing Manager
Job Description
Job Purpose
  • Responsible for stimulating sales through brand visibility across Trade Channels and Shops within the Zone.
Key Responsibilities
Implementation of Trade Strategy
  • Determining Merchandising requirement in the regions and ensuring availability through each Channel-Trade, Shops, Channel Partners, Street Corner, Shops etc.
  • Be the custodian of delivering the trade strategy in the zones; delivering picture of success.
Providing Brand Visibility
  • Responsible for Trade visibility measurement and tracking across the zone.
  • Working with Regional Brand Manager to drive visibility during Events and Sponsorship
  • Work with Zonal Business Manager to create and drive visibility through promotional activations in the regions.
Activations and Trade Compliance
  • Work with sales team to achieve Coverage marketing and BTS site activations
  • Ensuring shops are compliant to the Shop guide lines at each point
Desired Skills & Experience
  • First degree in Social or Pure Science.
  • A second degree in Business Management will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 5 year experience in marketing activations and channel branding from agency or FMCG industry
  • Excellent command of English language.
  • Excellent organizational, communication skills, and attention to detail.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word , Excel and Power point.
  • Technical Marketing skills A second degree in Business Management will be an added advantage
Apply Now

18 Human Heads Shipped From Italy Held at Chicago Airport

A shipment of 18 human heads, still covered in skin, was held at Chicago O’Hare International Airport by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.
Customs officials halted the heads for investigation before handing them over to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
“We are involved because they can’t store them any longer,” Tony Brucci, chief of investigations at the medical examiner’s office told ABC News. “We’ll be examining the heads in the autopsy room today, but there is no foul play suspected in the collection of the heads.”
The heads were en route to a research facility near Chicago, but there was a glitch in the paperwork.
“They were all properly preserved and tagged for the purpose of anatomical study,” Brucci said. “The paperwork just isn’t properly done.”
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officials halted a shipment of 18 human heads, at Chicago O’Hare International Airport — a sign welcomes travelers to O’Hare, Oct. 1, 2012.
Researchers in Rome had been using the embalmed heads but shipped them to the United States for cremation at a facility near Chicago.
“The crematory has done nothing wrong. In fact, they were just here to hand all the paperwork over, and we’re satisfied everything is on the up-and-up,” Brucci told ABC News. “We are releasing them back to the crematory soon.”
The somewhat grisly discovery apparently wasn’t all that unusual. Doctors, medical facilities and research organizations often ship human body parts, said Brucci. This shipment raised flags because of the paperwork problem.
“This isn’t as strange as it sounds,” Brucci said. “People ship body parts to universities and hospitals all the time, we just don’t usually hear much about it.”
In 2010, a shipment of up to 60 human heads and parts of heads was seized at an airport in Arkansas. Those heads were intended for medical training but were stopped in transit because of improper packaging and errors in the paperwork.
Source: abc news

Mercy Johnson To Feature Alongside MI, Wizkid, Sakordie In Ice Prince’s Aboki Remix

Award winning rapper, Ice Prince on Tuesday night announced the line-up for the remix of ‘Aboki’
The Chocolate City rapper tweeted on Tuesday night; “Aboki Remix!!! Zamani (Nig), Khuli Chana (SA), Mercy Johnson (Nig), Wizkid (Nig), MI (Nig)Sakordie (Ghana)!!”
As much as the star-studded line-up caught everyone’s attention, the surprising inclusion would be Mercy Johnson who apart from just being delivered of a baby has not proven her dexterity in music.
In fact, we’ve never heard her sing, even in movies…well, maybe she has done a few lines in movies, but singing along with African music stars in a remix of the song of one of Africa’s best? Mercy Johnson must have some hidden talents we are not aware of.
I can't wait to listen to this song.....lol

Segun Arinze Searches For Talents For Upcoming TV Series

segun arinze
Hundreds of existing and aspiring actors were auditioned by Segun Arinze last Friday in an exercise aimed at picking the cast of a new television series which will be directed by the actor. Arinze said those that were invited for the audition were between the ages of 10 and 50, with a good command of English language. His new protégé, Kunle Babatunde, who was discovered during a stage performance at Babs Fafunwa Millennium Secondary School, Ojodu-Ikeja, participated in the exercise.“This production I’m working on is quite unique and it will set a new standard in this industry. We no longer have.
I however, commend Segun Arinze for this great move in restoring the quality of the industry. Thumbs up bro.

Customs Arrest Man with $767,500 at Murtala Muhammed International Airport

In the latest money laundering case, the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos Command of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has arrested a passenger with $767,500.
The passenger, identified as Yusuf Taofeeq Olanrewaju, with passport number A03758685 was arrested while trying to board an Emirates Airlines flight to Hong Kong via Dubai through the E-wing of the airport. Olanrewaju, has since been handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, together with the cash, for further investigation.
Meanwhile, the Public Relations Officer, MMIA Command, NCS, Mrs Thelma Williams, said though the passenger declared the said amount on the prescribed forms CDF1A and CDF1B, he could not explain satisfactorily the source of the money. Williams explained that investigations by Customs showed that the passenger was observed to be a frequent traveller.
According to her, “Upon investigation, the passenger, Yusuf Taofeeq Olarewaju was noted as a frequent traveller with currency as follows: on April 27, 2012, $182,000,which he took to Hong Kong. On May, 26, 2012, he travelled with $280,000 to Hong Kong. On July, 21, 2012, he travelled with $395,000 to Hong Kong. On September 15, 2012, he travelled with $525,000 to Hong Kong.
“On November 3, 2012, he travelled with $10,000 to China. And this present case, January, 10, 2013, $767,500 to Hong Kong
Source- Informationng.com

Monday, 14 January 2013

Barbara Palvin speaks out about Justin Bieber romance rumours: Selena Gomez started all the drama

Barbara Palvin and Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber and Barbara Palvin
SELENA Gomez's rumoured love rival Barbara Palvin has blamed the actress for creating drama.
The Victoria's Secret model was briefly linked to Justin Bieber last November before the pop star's first split with Selena.
But speaking out for the first time about the rumours, Barbara claims she never dated the Canadian singer and the fuss almost ruined her own relationship.
The 19-year-old Hungarian beauty said: "You know how the drama started? Selena re-tweeted the picture," referring to this photo of Justin, Lil' Twist and Barbara that she shared on Twitter on November 8 2012 with the caption "...." suggesting she was annoyed.
Justin Bieber, Lil' Twist and Barbara Palvin
Justin Bieber and Lil' Twist with Barbara Palvin
Barbara added: "I'm okay to talk about it because I know there's nothing.
"I wanted to meet him real bad. I watched his movie (Justin Bieber: Never Say Never) and I was like: 'He's such a cool kid, I want to meet him.'
"And then when I did at the Victoria's Secret show we met and of course we had a conversation and then I took the picture with him."
Justin with Selena Gomez
Justin with Selena Gomez
Barbara also claims she only went to see the Lion King with Justin because he was able to get a group of friends and family tickets to a sold out show.
She said: "It was my sister's first time in New York and we so wanted to go to Broadway, but there were no more tickets. I just came up and was telling him: 'My sister is here, but she's sad because we can't go to Broadway, no more tickets.' And he was like: 'Well, I can get you one.' And his friends came . . . like six people and then me, my sister and agent. So friends.
"We didn't hang out, that's the funny part."
Justin and Selena reunited after the incident but split again over the festive period.

Golden Globes Awards 2013: Red Carpet Photo And full list of winners

Guiliana Rancic, Eva Longoria and Jennifer Lopez
Hayden Panettiere, Amy Adams and Megan Fox
The 70th Annual Golden Globes Awards took place yesterday night, Sunday January 13th in Los Angeles. See more red carpet photos + full list of winners after the cut...

  Lucy Liu, Rachel Weisz and Nicole Richie
  Isla Fisher, Jodie Foster and Rosario Dawson
 Jennifer Lawrence
Nicole Kidman, Stacey Kiebler and Nene Leaks
 Claire Danes, Halle Berry and Glenn Close
Kelly Osbourne, Naomi Watts and Amanda Seyfried
Debra Messing, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jessica Alba
 Taylor Swift
 Adele, Anne Hathaway and Lea Michele
 Heidi Klum, Kate Hudson and Jennifer Garner
Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr and Jessica Chastain
Sofia Vergara, Emily Blunt and Thandie Newton

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, Julianne Moore and Salma Hayek

Full list of winners below...

All winners are in bold
Best Motion Picture – Drama
Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Les Miserables
Moonrise Kingdom
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Silver Linings Playbook

Best Director
Ben Affleck, Argo
Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty
Ang Lee, Life of Pi
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained

Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Richard Gere, Arbitage
John Hawkes, The Sessions
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Denzel Washington, Flight

Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Marion Cotillard, Rust and Bone
Helen Mirren, Hitchcock
Naomi Watts, The Impossible
Rachel Weisz, The Deep Blue Sea

Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Jack Black, Bernie
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
Ewan McGregor, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Bill Murray, Hyde Park on Hudson

Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Emily Blunt, Salmon Fising in the Yemen
Judi Dench, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Maggie Smith, Quartet
Meryl Streep, Hope Springs

Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Alan Arkin, Argo
Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
Amy Adams, The Master
Sally Field, Lincoln
Anne Hathaway, Les Misearbles
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy

Best Screenplay
Zero Dark Thirty
Silver Linings Playbook
Django Unchained

Best Original Song
“For You” – Act of Valor
“Not Running Anymore” – Stand Up Guys
“Safe and Sound” – The Hunger Games
“Skyfall” – Skyfall
“Suddenly” – Les Misérables

Best Original Score
Anna Karenina
Cloud Atlas
Life of Pi

Best Foreign Language Film
A Royal Affair
The Untouchables
Rust and Bone

Best Animated Feature
Hotel Transylvania
Rise of the Guardians
Wreck-It Ralph

Best TV Series – Drama
Breaking Bad
Boardwalk Empire
Downton Abbey
The Newsroom

Best TV Series – Comedy
The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family

Best Actor – TV Series Drama
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Damian Lewis, Homeland

Best Actress – TV Series Drama
Connie Britton, Nashville
Glenn Close, Damages
Claire Danes, Homeland
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Best Actor – TV Miniseries or Movie
Kevin Costner, Hatfield & McCoys
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock
Woody Harrelson, Game Change
Toby Jones, The Girl
Clive Owen, Hemingway & Gellhorn

Best Actress – TV Miniseries or Movie
Nicole Kidman, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Asylum
Sienna Miller, The Girl
Julianne Moore, Game Change
Sigourney Weaver, Political Ani

Best Actor in a TV Series – Comedy
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Louis CK, Louie
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Best Actress – TV Series Comedy
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Lena Dunham, Girls
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
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