Wednesday, January 29, 2014

CALL FOR APPLICATION: Economic Rights of Women

The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) in partnership with Akina Mama WA Afrika (AMwA) is pleased to invite applications from interested and qualified persons to a 5-day training on “Economic Justice for Women working in the Oil and Gas sector”.

The training which is specially designed for African women is scheduled to hold from March 31 - April 4, 2014 in Accra, Ghana with primary focus on "Economic Rights of Women", mainly in Oil and Gas sector.

It also seeks to strengthen the capacities of African women to effectively influence related policies and build a regional network of women in the extractive industry in Nigeria, Liberia and Ghana.

AMwA will cover the costs towards accommodation, air travel and meals. We kindly request that you cater for your medical travel insurance as AMwA does not cover this. 

Applicants must be from Nigeria, Ghana and Liberia

Application Deadline:
Thursday February 6th, 2014.

Application Link:

Please visit the website for detailed Call for Application, Application form and other important documents.

Completed application forms and MOU forms should be sent to the following email addresses:
· vivian@
· policyadvocacy@

Tuesday, January 21, 2014


Today I will be sharing with you how you can be smarter using the smart phones!

Do you know you can increase productivity by just having a smart phone! Smart phones are not just for calls, sms and playing games!

Below are three (3) powerful ways to use your smart phone to increase productivity:

1. Mind Recalling:
You can use your smart phones to help your mind to recall things!
Your productivity will increase by 50% if you remember what you said you will do or be reminded to do it! You don't have to cram stuff when you have a NotePad on your phone, it helps you to jot down your "quick drops" that you may need to remember later! Calculator, Organizer and To Do App are all available to increase your capacity to produce!

2. Voice Recording:
Most time we attend meetings that we wish we could play back again!
We go for events we wish we could see again! Your brain does not have the capacity to retain all the activities of meetings or events but your smart phone does! You can record voices or videos on your phone, watch them or listen to them over and over again, you will be surprised by your level of productivity after this!
Don't just use your phone to snap use it to bridge gaps!

3. Task Reshuffling:
Friends, you can work and rework on your smart phone!
You can download files, PDF files, documents, powerpoint presentations and other function you use your computer system for! You can read, edit and re-send any document, all these you can do at your comfort at anywhere! Why are you complaining that the lack of a computer has shut down your productivity when you have a smart phone!

As you go out this week, make maximum use of your smart phone and increase your capacity to produce!

Thank You

Remi Dairo
(Your Life & Productivity Coach)

Don't miss the next session of the SCHOOL OF PRODUCTIVITY.
Recommend your staff or family!

Feb 15th & 22nd.
March 1st & 8th.

Call or send SMS to:
Tomisin - 08180774305.

See you there!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

StepUp! A Teenage Value Orientation Workshop

Have you realized that while we work hard to satisfy our today's need and get to a desired tomorrow, we may arrive there alone?

Statistics show a high steady rise in juvenile delinquency, my research showed that delinquency has been influenced by the following factors among others:
    - Poor parental influence
    - Boredom (nothing to productively engage time)
    - Identity Crises (understanding who & why they are)
    - Undefined life, career, financial and other goals
    - Inability raising funds to support themselves
    - Late admission into tertiary institutions

One best way to secure and preserve the future of our dreams and future is to invest in today’s youth. These young ones will sustain our legacy but if not founded in value, the fear of failure is imminent.

To this we are hosting StepUp!, a Teenage Value Orientation Workshop, in about 9 states: Delta, Edo, Rivers, Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom, Cross Rivers, Lagos, Abuja, and Jos from January 17th - March 15th 2014.
It is targeted at helping teens build right value system, set and achieve practical life goals as well as exciting their creative skills to enable them live productively with tangible results.

I NEED YOU to make this happen. If there is anyway you can join the working team, share ideas, raise sponsors, it will be joyfully welcome.
Thanks and have a productive day.. .Impossible is Nothing!

Chunu Teajay
Creative Team Head
IMAGINIT Media Resources
Tweet @stepupng
FB Page: StepUp Nigeria

NIGERIA 2015 - We Are Still Waiting (by George Ashiru)

Look around you, very few politicians care about God or righteousness, yet some citizens are screaming religion in campaign mode. Very few political gladiators have done anything consistently in and for their communities, yet, their bigotted ethnic clones are clamouring into high heavens for votes biased with ethnic tones.

Where are the issues, the values, the programmes, the character, as the substance of our debates?

Alas! Even the reformers have gone with ethnic or religious winds...neither of which have taken us out of this developmental cul de sac for 53 years.

We are still waiting for a transformational generation which rises above primordial instincts that even good education finds hard to rub off. God bless the true Nigerians.

Written by:
George H. Ashiru
Blog: Man of Contrasts
Twitter: @ManOfContrasts and @masgee1

Monday, January 13, 2014

Apply and be Certified as a Strategic Manager

Join the African Institute of Strategic Managers and be Inducted as a Strategic Manager in the forthcoming Induction of New Members by Qualification and Experience which comes up in the following locations:
* Ghana:
Accra: 15th March, 2014.

* Nigeria:
1) Abuja: 19th March, 2014.
2) Portharcourt: 22nd March, 2014.
3) Lagos: 29th March, 2014.

Visit the website @ for Online Application and Understanding of Membership requirements.

African Institute of Strategic Managers (AISM) is an independent professional body for managers which has proved to be one of the most dynamic and vigorous strategic management research Institute in African.

Through evidence-based strategic management research and analysis, we generate knowledge to support national, regional and international development policies.

Sunday, January 5, 2014


Lay down your head each night

And let your heart be at rest.

Angels are roundabout your bed

To save you from sleeping to death.

Let your heart be at rest each night

A new day will always dawn for you.

Written & Authored by:
Ebenezer O. Akinrinade (CYFI Fellow)
|Social Worker | Poet | Editor | Social Media Strategist |

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