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Prevent Workplace Violence During Job Termination

For many people, work is life. Losing their job can be traumatic, even if they can see it coming. As an employer treat each termination with extreme caution.
The key to an uneventful termination is planning. Whether laying off one person or a hundred, don’t leave anything to chance. Large layoffs tend to be more unwieldy, therefore more dangerous. They require extra planning.
Most managers deal with the unpleasant task of terminating an employee at some point. Whether or not the employee expects the termination, a small chance of violence or retaliation from the terminated employee exists.
Even employees who take in the news and accept it. May still try to sabotage the company or individual staff members. Take the same precautions with every terminated employee to avoid the unexpected.
Ensure to have all measures taken ahead before the terminations.
Protect the building, staff, yourself and intellectual property of the company etc
Below are steps you can take to mitigate violence or the unexpected.

i. The worst termination mistake is surprise. If someone is failing, confront them. If their job is on the line, tell them so. Don’t allow managers to give good ratings to poor performers. Discuss poor performance as it arises don’t wait for annual reviews. Warn problem employees that their work is unsatisfactory, and tell them what needs to be done and by when. If someone’s job is in jeopardy, tell them they could be terminated.
Don’t lay people off unexpectedly when they’ve had good performance appraisals, or when they haven’t had any warning. Doing so hits hard and creates anger.
ii. Ensure at least another person is present in the room during termination. This ensure security and someone to help diffuse any potential anger.
iii. Alert building security if there is one before hand
iv. Provide some kind of assistance to terminated employee, severance pay. You can be generous with the severance payment, training etc
v. Collect all company valuables from employee before termination
vi. Ensure employee logins and access to secure areas are all changed
vii. Announce the termination to other employees so they can be on alert if the terminated employee comes back to the building. Remind them not to share any company information with the terminated employee.
viii. Treating the person with as much kindness and dignity as possible throughout the process. That’s always important, but it’s especially key in situations where you fear violence.
ix. Ensure the staff have gone through a process of progressive discipline, where you provide clear feedback about your concerns with their performance and what you need to see change etc. This provides forewarning.Firings at high levels tend to be especially brutal, so make sure even high-level managers are measured.
So you don’t just jump into a “you’re fired”
x. Allow departing employees to save face and maintain self esteem. Don’t attack them or put them down. Explain the decision, but acknowledge their strengths and contributions.

xi. Continue medical benefits or other perks company can afford can easy off any potential anager.
xii. Listen for fallout. If you hear, “I’m going to get even,” “You’ll be sorry for this,” or similar comments, take them seriously.
xiii. Explain the severance package in writing. Nothing makes a departing employee more angry than guessing about money and benefits.
xiv. Resist the urge to return threats with threats. Instead, offer support: “That sounded like a threat Ben, you must be really angry. I’d like to hear more about it.” Disarm anger by listening and showing empathy.
xv. Do not take a break. There are numerous instances of an employee asking for a bathroom break or time to compose him or herself, and using the break to retrieve weapons.
xvi. Wait until the end of the workday to terminate, if possible. This protects the dignity of the person being fired and minimizes the number of employees on hand should a situation escalate
xvii. Minimize any reasons why the employee would have to revisit the workplace. Mail a check; have uncollected belongings sent to the person’s home via a delivery service
xviii. Allow the person as much dignity as possible, but be brief and to the point. Do not get into a back and forth
Conclusion – Employees who are fired in this manner are far less likely to feel they were treated unfairly. They’re far less likely to leave angry or bitter, and you’re far less likely to be a target of any hostility.
These basic humanistic steps can greatly reduce the risk of termination violence. Take the threat of violence seriously, even if you’re an experienced pro. Plan carefully so nothing is left to chance. Treat people fairly, and most of the time they’ll react accordingly. If and when they do get angry or upset, you’ll be well prepared.

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Posted by: | June 11, 2016

Posted on: 2016 June 11
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Some of the Best Coffee in the World

 

SOME OF THE ВЕST СОFFЕЕ ІN THЕ WОRLD

Whеn соnsіdеrіng thе bеst соffее іn thе wоrld, І wеnt tо thе Ѕресіаltу Соffее Аssосіаtіоn оf Аmеrіса (ЅСАА) fоr rеsеаrсh. Тhеу аrе thе оrgаnіzаtіоn thаt sеts thе quаlіtу stаndаrds fоr sресіаltу соffее, whісh thе рublіс саlls “gоurmеt” соffее. Аll sресіаltу соffееs usе аrаbіса bеаns. Тhе оthеr саtеgоrу is thе rоbustа bеаn, whісh іs оf an  іnfеrіоr tаstе and  quаlіtу compare tо аrаbіса. Wіthіn thеsе саtеgоrіеs, thеrе аrе sеvеrаl vаrіеtіеs оf bеаn. Аrаbіса bеаns аrе grоwn аt а hіghеr аltіtudе thаn rоbustа.

Соffее іs thе sесоnd mоst trаdеd соmmоdіtу іn thе wоrld аnd іs grаdеd іn а sіmіlаr mаnnеr аs wіnе. Тhіs еvеnt іs саllеd а “сuрріng” аnd hаs а sеt оf strісt stаndаrds. Wіnnіng а сuрріng іs vеrу рrеstіgіоus аnd hаs а dіrесt еffесt оn thе рrісеs а соffее grоwеr саn gеt fоr hіs сrор.

Ніstоrу оf thеsе “сuрріng” wіnnеrs hаs shоwn thаt thrее аrеаs оf thе wоrld рrоduсе thе mоst wіnnеrs. Іntеrеstіnglу, thеsе rеgіоns hаvе а vеrу sіmіlаr lаtіtudе whеn lооkіng аt thе wоrld mар. Тhе thrее rеgіоns аrе Еthіоріа, Ѕumаtrа аnd Раnаmа.

ЕTHІОРІАN/ΚЕNУАN СОFFЕЕ (АFRІСА)

Еthіоріаn соffее іs аrоmаtіс, hіghlу flаvоrful, аnd аlsо knоwn tо bе sоmе оf thе bеst соffееs іn thе wоrld. Іt іs аlsо thе оrіgіn оf аll соffее. Тhе Еthіоріаn реорlе hаvе а lеgеnd thаt sауs thаt а gоаt hеrdеr dіsсоvеrеd Еthіоріаn соffее аrоund 850 АD. Тhіs lеgеnd сlаіms thаt thе gоаt hеrdеr nоtісеd thаt hіs shеер wеrе vеrу ехсіtеd аnd nеаrlу dаnсіng аftеr еаtіng rеd bеrrіеs frоm а trее. Тhе lеgеnd оf thе fоundеr gоеs оn tо sау thаt thе hеrdеr sаmрlеd thе rеd bеrrіеs fоr hіmsеlf аnd tооk sоmе оf thе bеrrіеs hоmе tо hіs wіfе whо іnsіstеd thаt hе tаkе thеm tо thе mоnks. Тhе mоnks suрроsеdlу thrеw thе bеrrіеs іntо а fіrе аnd nоtісеd thе dеlісіоus smеll thаt thе bеrrіеs рrоduсеd. Тhе mоnks аrе sаіd tо hаvе rеmоvеd thе bеrrіеs frоm thе fіrе аnd bоіlеd thе bеrrіеs іn wаtеr tо сrеаtе thе bеvеrаgе thаt wе nоw knоw аs Еthіоріаn соffее.

Whеthеr thіs lеgеnd іs truе, оr іn fасt јust а lеgеnd іs fоrеvеr а mуstеrу. Rеgаrdlеss, Еthіоріаn соffее hаs bееn usеd fоr rеlіgіоus сеrеmоnіеs. Тhеsе сеrеmоnіеs аrе stіll hеld tоdау аnd іf а guеst іs іnvіtеd tо раrtісіраtе іn thе сеrеmоnу, іt іs wеll knоwn tо bе а vеrу bеаutіful ехреrіеnсе.

Lосаllу, Еthіоріаn соffее іs sеrvеd wіth еіthеr sugаr, оr іn sоmе раrts оf Еthіоріа, sаlt. Міlk оr аnу tуре оf сrеаmеr іs nеvеr usеd іn trаdіtіоnаllу brеwіng. Тhе рrосеss оf mаkіng thе соffее vаrіеs bу rеgіоn. Іn sоmе rеgіоns іt іs drу рrосеssеd аnd іn sоmе оthеr rеgіоns іt іs wаshеd. Тhе Еthіоріаn соffее fоund іn stоrеs tоdау іs drу рrосеssеd.

Тhе рrосеss іs оftеn gruеlіng, this is one of the reason  the  Еthіоріаn соffее саn bе ехреnsіvе including the cost of importation.

Whеn соnsumеrs рurсhаsе Еthіоріаn соffее tо bе brеwеd аt hоmе, іt іs wіsе tо соnsіdеr fаіr trаdе Еthіоріаn соffее. Тhе оbvіоus rеаsоn tо соnsіdеr fаіr trаdе іs sо thаt thе рrоduсеrs оf thіs wоndеrful рrоduсt саn rеар thе bеnеfіts оf thеіr hаrd wоrk. Еthіоріаn соffее hаs а rісh, bоld, аnd ехсіtіng hіstоrу аnd а tаstе thаt hаs bееn sаvоrеd bу mаnу реорlе fоr а lоng tіmе.

ЅUMАTRАN СОFFЕЕ (ІNDОNЕSІА)

Ѕumаtrаn соffее соmеs frоm thе іslаnd іn Іndоnеsіа саllеd Ѕumаtrа. Тhе tаstе оf Ѕumаtrаn соffее іs sрісу, hеrbаl, аnd vеrу dіstіnсt. Іt іs соnsіdеrеd tо bе оnе оf thе bеst соffееs іn thе wоrld аnd wаs fіrst іntrоduсеd bу thе Dutсh аrоund 1699 whеn thе Dutсh wаntеd tо kеер uр wіth thе dеmаnd оf соffее tо Еurоре. Тhе Dutсh trаdеrs knеw thе dіffеrеnсе bеtwееn Ѕumаtrаn соffее bеаns аnd оthеr соffее bеаns bу thе арреаrаnсе, whісh аrе іrrеgulаrlу shареd аnd brіght grееn.

Ѕumаtrаn соffее іs оnе оf thе bеst соffееs іn thе wоrld аnd hаs а lоw асіdіtу whісh mаkеs іt hіghlу fаvоrеd аmоng оthеr tуреs оf соffее. Тhе bеаns аrе usuаllу grоwn іn full sunlіght аnd wіth nо сhеmісаls. А hіghlу рорulаr tуре оf Ѕumаtrаn соffее, уеt thоrоughlу dіsgustіng іn mаnу реорlеs оріnіоn, іs thе kорі luwаk Ѕumаtrаn соffее. Тhе kорі luwаk соffее іs соffее bеаns thаt hаvе bееn еаtеn bу thе smаll аnіmаl knоwn аs а luwаk. Аftеr thе luwаk dіgеsts аnd ехсrеtеs thе соffее bеаns, lосаl vіllаgеrs соllесt thе ехсrеtеd bеаns аnd rоаst thеm. Тhеsе ехсrеtеd аnd rоаstеd bеаns аrе sаіd tо соst аbоut $300 а роund. Оf соursе, nоt аll оf Ѕumаtrаn соffее соmеs frоm thе ехсrеmеnt оf thе luwаk. Тhеrе аrе mаnу оthеr vаrіеtіеs оf Ѕumаtrаn соffее аs wеll.

Моst оf thе Ѕumаtrаn соffее bеаns аrе рrосеssеd usіng thе wеt аnd drу рrосеssіng mеthоd. Тhіs рrосеssіng mеthоd іs аnоthеr rеаsоn whу Ѕumаtrаn соffее іs sо рорulаr. Моst оthеr tуреs оf соffее bеаns аrе рrосеssеd bу usіng еіthеr а wеt mеthоd оr а drу mеthоd, hаrdlу еvеr bоth.

Whеn рurсhаsіng Ѕumаtrаn соffее fоr usе аt hоmе, always endeavour to go for the fair trade one. Fаіr trаdе bеаns саn bе fоund аt vаrіоus оnlіnе rеtаіlеrs аnd аlsо аt gоurmеt соffее rеtаіlеrs. Тhіs іnsurеs thаt thе grоwеrs bеnеfіt frоm аll оf thе hаrd wоrk thаt thеу рut іntо grоwіng thіs dеlісіоus соffее.

Ѕumаtrаn соffее hаs а tаstе unlіkе аnу оthеr аnd оnсе уоu trу іt fоr уоursеlf, уоu mау fіnd thаt іt wіll quісklу rерlасе уоur сurrеnt brаnd оr аt lеаst bе а соffее thаt bесоmеs оnе оf уоur fаvоrіtеs.

 

 

РАNАMАNІАN СОFFЕЕ (СЕNTRАL АMЕRІСА)

Аlthоugh Раnаmа іs thе smаllеst оf аll соffее рrоduсіng соuntrіеs, thеу grоw mоst оf thе bеst rаtеd соffееs еvеrу уеаr. Тhе соffее rеgіоn surrоunds thе tоwn оf Воquеtе іn thе wеstеrn рrоvіnсе оf Сhіrіquі сlоsе tо thе Соstа Rісаn bоrdеr. Ѕоmе sау Раnаmа hаs thе іdеаl mісrо сlіmаtе tо grоw соffее rесеіvіng wіnds frоm thе nоrth аlоng wіth а lіght mіst аnd сооl brееzе. Моst оf thе соffее іs grоwn оn fаrms аnd іs саllеd аn Еstаtе соffее whісh sіgnіfіеs thе fаrm іt іs frоm.

Тhе рrосеss іnсludеs hаnd рісkіng, wаshіng аnd sun drуіng. Тhе fаrms wоrk сlоsеlу wіth thе іndіgеnоus реорlе еnhаnсіng thе соmmunіtу wіth sосіаl, mеdісаl аnd еduсаtіоnаl sеrvісеs. Весаusе оf thіs, fаіr trаdе іs nоt а соnсеrn in with the Panama Coffee. Іt іs а hаrmоnіоus rеlаtіоnshір bеtwееn the  fаrmers аnd wоrkеrs.

Fоr уеаrs, соffее frоm Раnаmа wаs nоt wеll knоwn аmоngst thе рublіс but thе quаlіtу wаs арраrеnt tо thе trаdеrs. Ѕо muсh sо, thаt оnе trаdеr wаs саught sеllіng thе lоwеr соst Раnаmаnіаn соffее bеаns аs Наwаііаn Κоnа bеаns, а muсh wеll knоwn hіgh еnd аrаbіса bеаn.

Сurrеntlу, Раnаmаnіаn соffее hаs соmе оf аgе wіnnіng numеrоus сuрріngs  іn 2003, whеn thе соmреtіtіоn wаs сhаngеd. Рrеvіоuslу, еасh еntrу wаs іndіvіduаl аnd Раnаmаnіаn еntrаnts wоuld wіn uр tо fіvе оf tеn аwаrds. Νоw, thеу hаvе grоuріngs аnd еасh grоuр саn рrоduсе uр tо twо wіnnеrs thаt mоvе uр tо thе nехt lеvеl.

 

This is a just a summary, the list will be increase shortly. Meanwhile you can drop us some coffee you think should be included inthe list via the comment section

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Posted by: | June 8, 2016

Posted on: 2016 June 8
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List of Private School in Lagos Nigeria

List of Private Secondary and Pre Teen  School in Lagos

 If you do require a specific service,  do get in touch. We might be able to provide additional information. If you wish to add your business, do get in touch

 

  1. Regent School Abuja – Euphrates Cres, Abuja   http://regentschoolabuja.com/
  2. Bloombreed High School. Boskel Road, Off Port Harcourt/Aba Expressway http://bloombreed.com
  3. Lead British International School, Abuja – 2nd Avenue ,Aliyu Mustdafa Street, Wuse 2, Gwarimpa, Abuja – http://www.lbis.org/
  4. Norwegian International School, Port Harcourt – 11 Rotimi Amaechi Road GRA Phase III, Port Harcourt, Rivers State http://www.nisng.com/
  5. Nigerian Turkish International College – Plot 152, Ahmadu Bello Way By Kashim Ibrahim Way, Wuse 2, Abuja http://www.nticnigeria.com
  6. International Community School, Abuja  – 711 Agadez Crescent, Wuse II Abuja, Federal Capital Territory- http://www.icsabuja.com
  7. Charles Dale Memorial International School, Port Harcourt – No. 12 Army Range Road, Igwuruta-Eneka,Port Harcourt, Rivers State charlesdaleschool.com
  8. Greenoak International School, Port Harcourt –St. Michael’s Crescent,Off Tombia Road Extension GRA Phase Three http://greenoakinternational.org
  9. Dowen College Lekki, Lagos Adebayo herty Road, Road 14 , Phase 1, Lekki, Lagos http://www.dowencollege.org
  10. Chrisland College, Ikeja Ladipo Oluwole Avenue http://www.chrislandschools.com
  11. Atlantic Hall, Epe, Lagos – Poka, Epe, Lagos http://www.atlantic-hall.net
  12. Corona Secondary School, Agbara – Yenagoa Road, Agbara Estate, Agbara, Ogun http://www.coronaschools.org
  13. Hillcrest School – 13 Old Bukuru Road. P.O.Box 652, Jos, Plateau http://www.hillcrestschool.net
  14. Meadow Hall – Lagos Lekki – meadowhallschool.org
  15. Greensprings School Lagos – 32 Olatunde Ayoola Avenue Lagos greenspringsschool.com
  16. Whiteplains British School – Abuja whiteplainsschool.com
  17. Day Water College – Abeokuta  dwc.org.ng
  18. Lekki british international school Lagos – lekkibritishschool.org
  19. American International School Abuja – aisabuja.com
  20. British International School Lagos bisnigeria.org
  21. Grange High School Lagos grangeschool.com
  22. American International School Lagos aislagos.org
  23. Chrisland College, Lagos chrislandschools.org   Tel. 234 819 179 1846
  24. Avi-Cenna International School – avi-cenna.com Ages: 5 to 16
  25. Children’s International School cislagos.org Ages: 2.5 to 16
  26. Lycée Francais Lagos ac-nantes.fr  Ages: 4 to 18
  27. St Saviour’s School Ikoyi stsavioursschikoyi.org   Ages: 4 to 11

 

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Posted by: | June 6, 2016

Posted on: 2016 June 6
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How to track your Lost Android and Apple Phone

If your phone is lost or stolen, you should inform your network provider immediately. So they can block it and stop anyone else using it. If you don’t tell them straight away you might have to pay for any unauthorised phone calls, which can be very expensive.

Lets examine some of the ways you can use track your lost phone

i. International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) Number

Do you know that each Mobile phone carries a  unique International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) Number, which can be used to track your Mobile phone anywhere in the world.
This is how it works!!

1. Dial *#06# from your Mobile phone.

2. Your Mobile phone will show a unique 15 digits number.
3. Note down this number at a secure place except in your mobile phone itself as this is the Number which will help trace your Mobile phone in Case of theft.
4. Once stolen, all you need do is to e-mail the 15 digits IMEI Number to cop@vsnl.net with details as stated below.
Your name:____________________
Address:______________________
Phone model:_________________
Make:_________________________
Last used No.:_________________
E-mail for communication:_____
Missed date:___________________
IMEI No :_______________________

5. No need to go to the police.

6. Your Mobile will be traced within next 24 hours via a complex system of GPRS and internet, You will find where your hand set is being operated and the new user’s number will be sent to your email.

If your device is  an Android Phone the options below applies to you

ii. Track your lost Android device with Google’s Android Device Manager

To use the above method, your phone must  meet criteria below

Your device is connected with your Google account.

-Your device has access to the internet.
-Allowed Android Device Manager (ADM) to locate your device (turned on by default). This can changed in the Google Settings app.
-Allowed ADM to lock your device and erase its data (turned off by default).

Android Device Manager is a Google’s official and easy-to-use tool to track your Android phone or tablet. You don’t need an App to use it. The only requirement is that your device is connected to your Google account, turned on and connected to the internet.

All you need to do is visit the Android Device Manager while being logged into your Google Account. Once the site is loaded it will automatically try to track down your phone. If you have several Android devices registered, make sure the right one is chosen in the dropdown menu.

There is a map feature on the ADM page to help you locate the area.  Enable ring option and also able to wipe the data.

 

iii. Remotely install Android Lost App  on your phone. Once this is done you should be able to

-Read the latest SMS on your phone
-Force your phone to play a loud alarm with a flashing screen. Perfect if you misplaced your device.
-Get the location of your device
-Lock and unlock your phone
-Wipe your entire phone so no private data falls into the wrong hands
-Erase the SD card
-Use the camera to make pictures (front or rear camera) to get a nice shot of the person who took your device.

iv. Use Google Maps Location History – now called ‘Timeline’ – to track your lost Android phone (even if it’s turned off)

Location Reporting and Location History need to be activated on your device (can be done in the Google Settings app on your device).

Even if the Phone is switched off you can track the location History.

v. Use Samsung’s Find My Mobile to find your phone

For this to work, you need a Samsung account and registered your device before you lost it.

vi. Third party Investigation.

Now there are plenty of third party paid services, to locate your lost mobile phones. Their investigation business model zoom your phone location using any of the above techniques and locate it  with all relevant info ! Be warn, some their fees are quite High.

vii. Apple devices

Apple also has their own solution for finding your iPhone or iPad. It is done through the iCloud service, though you must have the iCloud application and the “Find my phone” application installed on your iPad or iPhone in order for the service to work.

Important link below – http://www.apple.com/icloud/find-my-iphone.html

Article will be updated again shortly.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by: | June 4, 2016

Posted on: 2016 June 4

Best Restaurants In Santa Rosa

Third Street Aleworks, a leading name in the restaurant business, ensures that the visitors get the best ever dining experience with a sumptuous menu, and highest cleaning standards.This is one of the best restaurants in Santa Rosa. Call 707-523-3060 for more information.

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Posted by: | June 2, 2016

Posted on: 2016 June 2
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Assessment of the Buhari Govt

Below are the campaign promises as posted by him:

1. Public declaration of assets and liabilities

2. State and community policing

3. Ban on all government officials from seeking medical care abroad
4. Implementation of the National Gender Policy, including 35% of appointive positions for women

5. Revival of Ajaokuta steel company

6. Generation, transmission and distribution of at least 20,000 MW of electricity within four years and increasing to 50,000 MW with a view to achieving 24/7 uninterrupted power supply within 10 years.

7. Empowerment scheme to employ 740,000 graduates across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

8. Establishment of a free-tuition and scholarship scheme for pupils who have shown exceptional aptitude in science subjects at O/Levels to study ICT-related courses.

9. 720,000 jobs by the 36 states in the federation yearly (20,000 per state).

10. Three million Jobs per year

11. To embark on vocational training, entrepreneurial and skills acquisition schemes for graduates along with the creation of a Small Business Loan Guarantee Scheme to create at least 5 million new jobs by 2019.

12. Churches and Mosques would not pay taxes under national laws, but if they engage in businesses, the businesses would pay tax.

13. Provision of allowances to the discharged but unemployed Youth Corps members for Twelve (12) months while in the skills and entrepreneurial development programme

14. Making the economy one of the fastest-growing emerging economies in the world with a real GDP growth averaging 10% annually.

15. Creation of a Social Welfare Programme of at least fivethousand naira (N5000) that will cater for the 25 million poorest and most vulnerable citizens upon the demonstration of children’s enrollment in school and evidence of immunisation to help promote family stability

16. Recruitment and training of at least 100,000 officers into the Nigerian police force and establish a Federal Anti-terrorism Agency.

17. One free meal (to include fruits) daily, for public primary school pupils

18. Building an airport in Ekiti State

19. Eradication of state of origin, replacing that with state of residence to ensure Nigerians are Nigerians first before anything else.

20. Establishment of crime squad to combat terrorism, kidnapping, armed robbery, militants, ethno-religious and communal clashes nationwide

21. Working with the National Assembly towards the immediate enactment of a Whistle Blower Act

22. Economic stability for the ECOWAS nations and maintaining a strong, close and frank relationship with West Africa, South Africa, UK, USA, Canada, and other African countries

23. Establishing a conflict resolution commission to help prevent, mitigate and resolve civil conflicts within the polity.
24. All political office holders earn only the salaries and emoluments determined and approved by the Revenue Mobilisation and Fiscal Commission (RMFAC).

25. Permanent peace in the Niger Delta and other conflict prone areas such as Plateau, Taraba, Bauchi, Borno and Abia.

26. No plans to Islamise Nigeria.

27. Nationwide sanitation plans to keep Nigeria clean

28. Preserving the independence of the Central Bank

29. Simplifying immigration process to foster faster visa processing at points of entry.

30. Special incentives to facilitate the education of the girl child

31. Full implementation of the National Identification Scheme to generate the relevant data.

32. Making Information Technology, Manufacturing, Agriculture and Entertainment key drivers of our economy

33. Balancing the economy across regions by the creation of six new Regional Economic Development Agencies (REDAs) to act as champions of sub-regional competitiveness

34. Putting in place a N300 billion regional growth fund (average of N50 billion in each geo-political region) to be managed by the REDAs.

35. Amending the Constitution and the Land Use Act to create freehold/leasehold interests in land along with matching grants for states to create a nationwide electronic land title register on a state by state basis.

36. Reviving and reactivating the minimally performing refineries to optimum capacity.

37. Creating additional middle-class of at least two million new home owners in the first year in government and one million annually thereafter.

38. Creating an additional middle class of at least four million new home owners by 2019 by enacting national mortgage single digit interest rates for purchase of owner occupier houses as well as reviewing the collateral qualification to make funding for home ownership easier, with 15 to 30 year mortgage terms.

39. Enacting a national mortgage system that will lend at single digit interest rates for purchase of owner occupier houses.

40. Injecting extra N30 billion into the Agricultural sector to create more agro-allied jobs by way of loans at nominal interest rates for capital investment on medium and commercial scale cash crops.

41. You farm, government buys, guaranteeing a minimum price for selected crops and facilitate storage of agricultural products as and when necessary.

42. Creating a national infrastructural development bank to provide loans at nominal interest rates exclusively for this sector.

43. Construction of 3,000km of superhighway including service trunks.

44. Building of up to 4,800km of modern railway lines – one third to be completed by 2019.

45. At least one functioning airport is available in each of the 36 states.

46. Ending gas flaring and ensuring sales of at least half of gas produce, within. Nigeria

47. Speedily passing the much-delayed Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) and ensuring that local content issues are fully addressed.

48. Establishing at least six new universities of science and technology with satellite campuses in various states.

49. Establishing six centres of excellence to address the needs of special education.

50. Prioritising the reduction of the infant mortality rate by 2019 to 3%.

51. Reducing maternal mortality by more than 70%.

52. Reducing HIV/AIDs infection rate by 50% and other infectious diseases by 75%.

53. Improving life expectancy by additional 10 years on average.

54. Increasing the number of physicians from 19 per 1000 population to 50 per 1000

55. Increasing national health expenditure per person per annum to about N50,000 (from less than N10,000 currently).

56. Increasing the quality of all federal government-owned hospitals to world class standard within five years.

57. Ensuring timely payment of retirement benefits for all pensioned senior citizens and creating a poverty safety net for all aged citizens above the age of 65.

58. Amending the Constitution to require local governments to publish their meeting minutes, service performance data, and items of spending over N10 million.

59. Requiring full disclosure in media outlets, of all government contracts over N100 million prior to award and during implementation at regular interval.

60. Amending the Constitution to remove immunity from prosecution for elected officers in criminal case.

61. Initiating action to amend the Nigerian Constitution with a view to devolving powers, duties, and responsibilities to states in order to entrench true federalism and the federal spirit.
62. Reforming and strengthening the justice system for efficient administration and dispensation of justice with the creation of special courts for accelerated hearing of corruption, drug trafficking, terrorism and similar cases of national importance.

63. Establishing world-class sports academy and training institutes and ensure that Nigeria occupies a place of pride in global sports and athletics.

64. Reviving the Nigerian football league and putting incentives in place to make it as competitive as other national leagues.

65. Putting in place measures to identify talents early and ensuring their participation in local and international games to enable them become professionals.

66. Assisting Nollywood to fully develop into world class movie industry that can compete effectively with Hollywood and Bollywood in due course.

67. Ensuring that the rights of women are protected as enshrined in our Constitution.

68. Guaranteeing that women are adequately represented in government appointments and providing greater opportunities in education, job creation and economic empowerment.

69. Promoting the concept of reserving a minimum number of seats in the National Assembly for women.

70. Free maternal and children healthcare services.

71. Stabilising the naira.

72. Targeting up to 20% of our annual budget for this critical sector whilst making substantial investments in training quality teachers at all levels of the educational system (some other APC policy documents had 15%).

73. Ensuring compliance with policies and measures to halt the pollution of rivers and waterways in the Niger Delta and other parts of the country.

74. Adopting a holistic approach to erosion and shoreline protection across the country.

75. ECOWAS currency by 2020 under Nigeria’s guidance and leadership.

76. Maintaining strong, close and frank relationships within the Gulf of Guinea, the Commonwealth, South Africa and the rest of the world.

77. Establishing a new special relationship with the leading emerging markets like Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) and other strategic partners around the world.

78. Government intends to commission a sociological study to determine Boko Haram’s origins, remote and immediate causes of the movement, its sponsors, the international connections to ensure that measures are taken to prevent a recurrence of the evil.

79. Strengthening INEC to reduce, if possible, eliminate electoral malpractices in Nigerian’s political life.

80. Improving operational and legal mechanisms so that disciplinary steps are taken against proven human rights violations by the Armed Forces.

81. Free education at primary, secondary and tertiary institutions for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Education.

 

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Posted on: 2016 May 24
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Nigeria Real Estate – Investment Guide

Nigeria Real Estate Investment Guide 

 

Real Estate is a profitable business in Lagos Nigeria. You can make real money in real estate but you have to be smart, well inform and with a bit of luck.
Property values appreciate fast, Property prices in Lagos Nigeria is constantly rising. Ask anyone who could have bought a plot of land in Lekki Phase 1 15-20 years ago and failed to purchase. They will tell you it was a missed opportunity. For example a land bought in ikota for 3.5 million naira about four years ago, is now worth over 12 million naira. Another typical example is a land bought at sangotedo (off lekki epe express way) for 750 thousand naira in 2004 is now valued at over 5 million naira. It not just in Lagos states that properties appreciates fast, other states are appreciating as well.
You don’t have to be wealthy to invest in Real Estate. In some states, the cost for a plot of land is not as expensive as in lagos, Abuja and the other major states capital. Example in ogun state etc.
You have be know when to invest. Timing is absolutely key and location.

It is not just land only, rents prices are also constantly increasing in Lagos. Lagos is the centre of commerce, more and more business are sprouting up. The more businesses means better standard of living, which means more people ready to buy and rent properties.
Lagos Nigeria is constantly expanding, this means that property you’re buying that appear to be in the suburb, may soon become a property in a commercial neighborhood. The means your property value will rapidly appreciate in value faster than you imagined.
It has been proven time and time again. If you invest in real estate and invest right. Your investment will take care of of itself and in a few short years you might be laughing to the bank.
BUYING A LAND/HOUSE

If you decide to buy a Land or a House.

1. Ensure you do due diligence – at Lands Registry office

2. Get a lawyer to investigate the real owner of the land/house

3. Ensure no litigation on the property

5. Property is not subject of any Government acquisition.

6. Property is not under short leases, easements, licenses, road or right of way and more

STRATEGY FOR MAKING MONEY IN REAL ESTATE
I. Capital Gains – The process involves the purchase of land for the sole purpose of reselling at a profit. This is a very smart way of investing as it can be tailored based on an individual’s investment portfolio.
2. Leasing – Simply buy a property in a business environment and lease out to banks, churches, eateries or other type of businesses. You earn rent on the property whilst the property appreciates in value for future sale. This is the real definition of eating your cake and having it. And if you can’t afford the buy in the main business environments of today, Lagos is evolving every day. There are areas where you can get lands for a pretty low price today that already have the potential of being a business environment in the next few years. A case in point is Ibeju Lekki.

3. Real Estate Agency – This is a form of service rendered to people who need to invest in real estate. You earn commission based on the sales value of the property or the asking rental price of the property. And these commissions could literally change your life. You start with little or no money and you can grow to become a giant realtor.

4. Property Development – This involves a lot of capital. You simply acquire properties in choice locations, develop it into luxury apartments, commercial structures, etc and sell at a very high profit margin.

5. House/Office Rent – Build a house/office and put it up for rent, get paid all year for a life time.
You can list your Real Estate Business on our  Nigeria Real Estate directory List

If you have property to sell or rent  in Nigeria  you can also advertise with us or contact us let Sell it for you.

 

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Posted on: 2016 May 11
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How Productive are you

Do you have big or small goals?

Have you achieved your goals you set out  this year, this month?  It is time to evaluate. How productive or effective you been at working towards your goal, lets find out together

Have you been using your Time, Energy  and Other resources effectively at pursuing your goals or dreams?

There are few parameters you can use  to rate your self  over a certain period of time to check if you have been  productive or not. Some are outline below.

 

i. How is your Work life balance

ii.   Are you consistent 

iii. Are you easily distracted

iv. Are you jack of all trade and master of none

v. Procrastinator

vi. Do you evaluate your working Techniques

vii. Use Productive Tools – Automate repetitive task

viii. Measure your daily or weekly output

ix. Are you  messy, mess creates stress

x.  Are you Bold, confidence. This gives  energy

xi. Scared to fail or make mistake

xii. Worry what others will say

xiii.  Do you map out a plan?

xiv. Do you rest a enough, rest gives you a clear mind

xv.  Identify your time stealers, what takes your time that are not productive.

xvi. Form good habits

xvii. Are you Focus

xviii. Healthy?sick mind cant be productive

xviv. Do you exercise, helps  you de – stress and keeps you active/energetic

 

The list will be updated again shortly.

 

 

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Posted on: 2016 April 22
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Marble Tiles Buying Guide – View Prices in Nigeria

BUYERS GUIDE TO MARBLE TILES AND PRICES IN NIGERIA

Marble is a metamorphic rock that’s been used for thousands of years. Each piece of marble is different — the variety in veining and coloring is often considered its best trait. Marble tile can have an even or less uniform look, depending on the type and quality of marble you purchase. Most high-end marble has a very even color palette with soft veining.
Marble is a natural stone that is formed when limestone is heated and subjected to intense pressure. The crystals in the rock reorganize often creating a denser rock with interesting coloration and veining. Marble can be a softer stone when compared to granite or porcelain tile, but all the same it’s fairly durable. There are some marbles that are as hard as granite, so look for those if you want the most durable flooring. Sand and acidic liquids are marble tile’s biggest enemies. If you can keep these things out of the bathroom, you’ll be able to keep the marble sparkling for years.

Marble tile adds a luxurious finish for the interior of a home. It speaks of class and classic good looks yet is also practical. Marble has a crisp, polished elegance that brings to mind stately buildings. Installing marble tile in a home is smart on many counts but may not be for everyone. 
Learning how to tell marble apart from other stone finishes, give potential buyers a head start on selecting the right tile. Understanding the properties of marble provides a heads-up on the care and maintenance required for marble surfaces.

Marble has been used by master craftsmen throughout the ages to adorn palace floors, ceilings and walls. Although it was once a show of wealth and power, today marble tile is making its way more and more into everyday homes — bathrooms in particular — all over the world.
Marbles are available in big blocks as well as in tile size. Marble comes in many colors, but the most preferred is white as this gives a very rich and sober look. Marble Tiles comes in many shapes and sizes like the huge blocks, after that their finishing is done and a proper shape and size is given to them.

Marble is one of the hottest trends on the market for homeowners. If you want a gorgeous, classical and elegant finish for your floor, marble makes an excellent choice. A marble floor is extremely hard and more durable than tiles. Breaking, chipping and
Marble is very easy to work with. It is a softer stone that can be milled, machined and tumbled, which means it can have multiple uses. For the bathroom, walls, counters and flooring etc

Distinguishing Marble From Other Types of Stone
There are other multicolored stones used in the building world that sometimes look like marble, so it is important to know the differences among the most common of these: travertine, granite, etc

Travertine
Travertine is a type of limestone, which is essentially calcium carbonate. (Limestone is a sedimentary rock, meaning it is formed by layers of mineral deposits over time.) As someone familiar with limestone would expect, travertine is almost always white or off-white to beige or buff in color, and many people like the neutral tones. Travertine is typically quarried near freshwater environments, such as streams and hot springs. This type of stone is porous; it is more plentiful than marble and, therefore, generally less expensive. There are more finish options available with travertine than with marble, even though color options may be minimal. One of the most famous examples of travertine construction is the Colosseum in Rome.
Granite
Granite sometimes has an appearance similar to that of marble, but granite is an entirely different type of rock. Granite is igneous rock, meaning it is formed from molten rock that has cooled and hardened. Most granite can be distinguished from marble appearance-wise in that granite, as its name would imply, has a grainy or speckled look to it. By contrast, marble is veined with fine lines running through it; however, there is some marble that resembles granite, and vice versa. Granite is far harder, more resistant to scratches, acid damage, and burns than marble. Granite is typically white to black or pink, although there are other natural colors, such as blue, which are rarer and more expensive. Mount Rushmore is granite, as is El Escorial in Madrid, one of the world’s largest granite buildings.

Qualities of Marble Tile
The qualities of marble tile should be considered before making a commitment to it as an interior finish. While the benefits are many, there are concerns with any type of purchase. 

Marble tile has many good features, including its durability, hardness, easy cleaning, and beauty.

Durability
One only needs to consider the longevity of ancient rock formations such as Stonehenge or centuries-old marble sculptures to comprehend the durability of stone tile. Even gravestones, which are subjected to harsh weather conditions, last hundreds of years. Of course, all types of stone have different degrees of durability, but a marble tile floor, with proper care, will last indefinitely.
Hardness
For the most part, the hardness of marble is a good thing; however, in a home with many breakables, especially with children or pets, anything dropped or knocked over is as good as gone. Still, hardness equates to a long-lasting material.
Maintenance
Because marble (and most stone) is naturally durable, it requires little daily and weekly maintenance. A good dust mopping every day will take care of dust and dirt, but to many people, daily sweeping or mopping is too much of a chore. Damp mopping can be done as needed or on a regular weekly basis with water or a special stone cleaner. Because marble stains easily, be sure to attend to spills and drips immediately. (Set stains will need to be dealt with by a marble specialist.)
Beauty
Marble is one of the most beautiful stones. Many feel that veined marble looks more graceful and elegant than the crystalline look of granite (or of some granular marble). Polished marble has a lovely sheen and looks simply luxurious.

Types of Marble Tile
Marble tile comes in a wide range of colors, making it an ideal choice for accentuating any type of decor. In addition to the multitude of hues available, the differences in vein patterns and grain distinguish various types of marble from one another. To the untrained eye, it might be difficult to differentiate the types of marble. With so many options to choose from, it’s helpful to do some research so you make the best decision for your renovation project.
Depending on the type of marble used, it can add sophistication to a kitchen or an artistic flair to a foyer. The abundance of marble colors and types available allows you to complement or contrast hues or create distinctive mosaic patterns on floors and walls with this material. No matter which type you decide to install, marble tile adds a timeless visual impact wherever it’s placed.

 some popular marble options:
Carrara marble tile
This is generally white, gray or blue-gray and commonly used in sculpture and building decor. Its veining is more linear and can either be small and fine or soft and feathery, although it can be dramatic. One of the more readily available marble options, Carrara is one of the most commonly used marbles in residences. Since it can have a stark, pristine whiteness, use it in bathrooms to add an airy and clean feel.
Statuary marble tile
A sister stone to Carrara, statuary marble features a uniform background and light gray tones with distinctive and more dramatic veining. Its semi translucent white background gives it a shiny, glossy feel, reflects

Marble flooring maintenance
Once your marble tile is installed, take care of it with regular cleaning. Be sure to avoid using abrasive cleaners. If you can find a neutral pH cleaner, use that. These products can often be found at stores that just sell stone products. You can find them easily if you do an online search.
The trick is to perform regular cleaning and not wait for months before you tackle a cleaning job. If you just do a simple cleaning once a week, you’ll discover it’s not hard to clean the floor.

Cons of Marble Floors
Coldness – In cold climate
Like any stone, marble is good at conducting heat away from the body, so it feels cold when touched or walked on in bare feet. Homeowners need to consider the region in which they live, their climate control system, and their personal comfort level before choosing marble tile for flooring. It may mean always having to wear slippers, which some people are not accustomed to doing. Area rugs may be used, but then again, covering marble with rugs defeats the purpose of using this attractive material.
Chemical Sensitivity
The calcium component of marble is particularly susceptible to etching by acids, such as vinegar, citrus juices, and soft drinks, as well as less obvious acids, such as ketchup, salad dressing, and many other food and household products. Spills from these items can ruin the finish and roughen the texture of marble tile. Marble tile is not an ideal finish for a kitchen floor for this reason. Moreover, chlorine bleach also ruins marble. Special, mild cleaning solutions must be used for marble care.
Scratching
Keeping marble clean is of the utmost importance, as it can become scratched by sand and dirt that are tracked onto it. Most experts recommend not wearing outside footwear on marble tile for this reason; bare feet, socks, or slippers are ideal. There is some debate as to whether sealers prevent scratches or attract the grit that causes scratches, so a decision on this count must be made as well.
Cost
When compared to other tile and finish options, marble is at the higher end of the cost range. The installation adds even more money to the bill. Keep in mind also that while day-to-day cleaning is fairly easy, marble also requires regular professional cleaning and polishing and eventually, resurfacing and resealing.
The main thing to keep in mind is that any material has its downsides, and marble tile is still a highly desirable surface. People who like the look of marble but not some of the negatives may wish to look into modern vinyl flooring that mimics the look of marble, or concrete floors that can be stained to resemble marble.

Where to Install Marble Tile
Marble tile is not just for floors; it can also be used for a backsplash in a kitchen or bathroom, walls, or even deck and patio surfaces.

MARBLE  PRICES – Speak to us about Discount

i. Bluepearl marble  ———–N 18,000 per sqm

ii.  Green pearl marble——–N 18,000  per sqm

iii. White carala marble——-N 15,000  per sqm

iv. Cashmirwhite marble—–N 17,000  per sqm

v. Black galaxy—————–N 15000  per sqm

vi. N2,700 per sm –  classic and bond

vii. N2,850 per sqm –  shingle and milano

 

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Posted on: 2016 April 20
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