N-Power Jobs Scheme For Unemployed Graduates, Others Enter Assessment Phase

N-power, Job PortalAbout a million Nigerian undergraduates, who have applied online for the N-Power programme of the Buhari presidency, would now be assessed in order to pick the final 500,000 for the two-year volunteer positions, a government official said on Monday.

The Federal Government had earlier released a schedule for the next phase of the N-Power Programme, which is the job creation and empowerment initiative of its Social Investment Programme.

Under the next phase of the programme, candidates will be assessed in phases based on their specific chosen programmes before the final selection.

Applicants are to log in and fill in their phone numbers and surnames as contained in their original application, using their personal profile, which the government said had been created for every applicant.

The government said all candidates would be notified by SMS of their assessment the day before.

A statement by a spokesman for the Vice President, Laolu Akande, said all assessments would include some personal questions and other questions testing basic knowledge of English, General Knowledge and Quantitative Reasoning.

“Applicants should also note that they will be tested on other programme-specific questions depending on the programme they applied for.

“Applicants are to note also that they can take their tests on a smart-phone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer provided that the devices have internet connection.

“Successful applicants will be selected to participate in the N-Power programme,” the statement read.

Mr Akande pointed out that applicants could only gain access to their profile for assessment as represented in the schedule which breaks down applicants in batches by the first letter in their surnames.

Based on the schedule, applicants for the N-Power Teach programme would be first in line, starting on Tuesday September 20, 2016 and applicants whose surnames fall between the alphabets V-Z are expected to log in and take their assessments on the stipulated date.

A schedule for each programme’s assessment released by the government is represented below.

Programme Test Days
N-Power Teach 20th September – 28th September 2016
N-Power Agro 29th September – 1st October 2016
N-Power Health 2nd October – 3rd October 2016
N-Power Community Education 4th October – 6th October 2016
N-Power Creative 7th October – 9th October 2016
N-Power Tech (Software) 10th October – 12th October 2016
N-Power Tech (Hardware) 13th October 2016 – 14th October 2016
N-Power Build 15th October – 18th October 2016

N-POWER TEACH PROGRAMME
DATES SURNAME BY ALPHABETS
20th September 2016 V, W, X, Y, Z
21st September 2016 P, Q, R, T, U
22nd September 2016 Aa – Al
23rd September 2016 Am – Az, B
24th September 2016 O
25th September 2016 M,N
26th September 2016 F, G, H, I
27th September 2016 C, D, E
28th September 2016 J, K, L, S

N-POWER AGRO PROGRAMME
DATES SURNAME BY ALPHABETS
29th September 2016 A, B, C, D, F, G
30th September 2016 E, H, I, J, K, L, M, N
1st October 2016 O – Z

N-POWER HEALTH PROGRAMME
DATES SURNAME BY ALPHABETS
2nd October 2016 A – I
3rd October 2016 J – Z

N-POWER COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAMME
DATES SURNAME BY ALPHABETS
4th October 2016 A – G
5th October 2016 H – N, P – T
6th October 2016 O, U, Z

N-POWER CREATIVE PROGRAMME
DATES SURNAME BY ALPHABETS
7th October 2016 A – E
8th October 2016 F – N
9th October 2016 O – Z

N-POWER TECH (SOFTWARE) PROGRAMME
DATES SURNAME BY ALPHABETS
10th October 2016 A – H
11th October 2016 I – R
12th October 2016 S – Z

N-POWER TECH (HARDWARE) PROGRAMME
DATES SURNAME BY ALPHABETS
13th October 2016 A – J
14th October 2016 K – Z

N-POWER BUILD PROGRAMME
DATES SURNAME BY ALPHABETS
15th October 2016 A – B
16th October 2016 C – I
17th October 2016 J – S
18th October 2016 T – Z

Spate of violence in campuses a mirror of our society – Security Expert

On Sunrise today, anchors Alero Edun and Kayode Akintemi were joined by John Kolawoleto’ Secretary General of the Trade Union Congress, Dare Ogunlana; a former NANS President and now a security expert and lastly a former student union leader and now a PR Consultant Olusanya Awosan to dissect issues concerning the spate of violence in Nigeria.
Mr. Dare Ogunlana said what are now experiencing as violence across campuses in Nigerian universities is a mirror of what our Nigerian society looks like and he went further to say that in the last 42 years that he’s been living, he has never seen any good government in Nigeria.

Spate of violence in Nigeria is due to Military hangover – Fmr. Student Union Leader

On Sunrise today, anchors Alero Edun and Kayode Akintemi were joined by John Kolawole; Secretary General of the Trade Union Congress, Dare Ogunlana; a former NANS President and now a security expert and lastly a former student union leader and now a PR Consultant Olusanya Awosan to dissect issues concerning the spate of violence in Nigeria.
Dr. Olusanya Awosan attributed the decline in culture and values of Nigerians in Nigeria which he believes led to the spate of violence being experienced in the country now to the military tagging it a ‘Military Hangover’.

There can never be a society without crime – Sec. Gen.; Trade Union Congress

On Sunrise today, anchors Alero Edun and Kayode Akintemi were joined by John Kolawole; Secretary General of the Trade Union Congress, Dare Ogunlana; a former NANS President and now a security expert and lastly a former student union leader and now a PR Consultant Olusanya Awosan to dissect issues concerning the spate of violence in Nigeria.

That there will be a society with violence, also a crime-free society is not impossible to be achieved.

The budget of the country has always been on incremental basis- Economist

Looking at the 2013 budget presentation by president Goodluck Jonathan as another topic on Sunrise, our anchors were joined by an economist Doyin Kasunmu, a security expert Ariyo Oladehinde and a financial expert Olusegun Oye to discuss President Jonathan’s a budget of consolidation.

For Doyin Kasunmu who is an economist, said in his own opinion he is not comfortable with the dissection of the budget as he pointed out that much of figures that was allotted to the education sector is supposed to go to capital development of the schools nationwide which he said a lot of schools are in dire need of and he prayed the funds allotted to the education sector be used for its purpose and not marked for embezzlement.

2013 Budget: Police force not properly catered for – Security Expert

Looking at the 2013 budget presentation by president Goodluck Jonathan as another topic on Sunrise, our anchors were joined by an economist Doyin Kasunmu, a security expert Ariyo Oladehinde and a financial expert Olusegun Oye to discuss what President Jonathan tagged a budget of consolidation.

Ariyo Oladehinde a security expert took on the security section of the budget with his analysis being based on the police and the defence ministry where the latter got N348b and the former getting a meagre N319b.

According to the security expert, after the police budget would have been sliced by Ministry of Police Affairs and the Police Service Commission and corruption come into play too, the Inspector General may just be left with 30% of the whole amount to sprinkle down to the force men itself so what is left for the foot soldiers.

I won my first Grammy at 33 – George Benson

He has won the American Grammy award 10 times; he can pass as jazz legend as he is one the greatest guitarist in jazz history.

Now 69 years old but looking ever so young as he was born March 22nd 1943, George Benson made our day on Sunrise as he was our Guest of the Week on the Saturday morning programme to give tips on how he has succeed in evolving with his genre of music from the yester years down to the new generation making his music pass as ever green.

George has proved to be evergreen as he has so far recorded 30 albums to his credit and still waxing stronger to add to the number mentioned above.
When asked how he felt when he won his first Grammy up to the tenth, George responded saying he was already matured when he won his first Grammy which he got at 33 years old and before then the thought he had musically was that it was time for him to bow out of the industry and that was when his first three Grammy came knocking, all three in one night!.

He explained further that after he won the Grammies he thought he had moved to a planet called ‘Bensonville’ saying the feeling was really great for him on that night.

 

My mother’s nickname was ‘Sing’

George narrated how he got into the line of music at a very young age and this was prompted by his mother and according to his account, his mother was nicknamed ‘Sing’ because every time she comes around you she always will sing. He said when he was born, his mother was very young so all the time she sang to him when he was born and so he grew up with different repertoire of songs and by time George was four years old and ready to go to school.

After this was discovered at his school, George was made to sing at every event held at school.

The Grammy awards winner said the mother had already known he was going to be singer and the funny thing was that his father sings and plays trombone too even though he didn’t spend the early part of his life with him for most times he is away from home, qualifying him as Charlie Parker lover which also made him to start listening to Charlie Parker