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"An appropriate alternative title for this Guide would be: What Google won't teach you about NYSC. Kemi Ogunniyi has done a great job putting this together, to help intending returnees beat a smoother path through the NYSC Jungle..." - Tolu Ogunlesi, Journalist and winner of CNN Multichoice African Journalism Prize, 2009 "The book conveys the NYSC Experience from an exceptionally intelligent and entertaining point of view. It's a candid exposition of the National Youth Service programme experience." Dayo Israel, Special Representative to the United Nations Should I participate in the NYSC Scheme? What is it like? How would I register for it? What would I eat at the NYSC Orientation camp? How does the posting system work? Will I get a good girlfriend / boyfriend during the NYSC year? This informative and entertaining guide covers those questions and more, well, except the ‘getting your girlfriend / boyfriend’ part. A lot of Nigerian graduates who have studied abroad are returning home because of tightening immigration laws in their host countries and new opportunities in Nigeria. For most foreign graduates, returning home means participating in the NYSC scheme, if they are to work in the public or private sectors in Nigeria – it is a national requirement! This booklet will guide you throughout your NYSC journey – from the initial decision making to final completion. If after reading you still have any questions, visit www.otondoguide.com, where you can interact with the author and other intending Otondos. Follow us on twitter: @otondoguide and join our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/foreignotondo
For Days and A Night’ is a 54-page short story collection written and self-published by Seun Odukoya, an award-winning author. Designed carefully with art and graphics to enhance the reading experience, the book contains fourteen stories, five skits (yes; SKITS), a poem and a couple of other things not usually found in a book. It was released online on the 17th of December 2012, and has since been receiving several accolades and enjoying strong positive views and criticisms. It is a memorable read.
Your choice of a life partner will define the rest of your life and this is not something to take lightly. I won’t bore you with so much in the introduction. I will simply invite you into the book to examine your considerations and weigh your thoughts. In the end, you will find yourself putting your suitors on the right scale or putting yourself on the scale to see how balanced your considerations are. When I see marriages fail, I feel terribly bad because the trend can be arrested if single people can be told the truth. The truth is not far, many of these marriages did not fail at the marriage phase, marriage was just the imploding ground for a relationship wrongly founded. It is my hope therefore that you will find this book simple and easy to read. I pray also that as you follow the wisdom shared in this book, your testimony will be that, ‘I read it, applied it and my life has turned out so good!’ Enjoy a great read.
It is a fact that a whole lot of people around are unemployed, a large percentage of them being graduates who have been seeking for a placement for years. The irony is that while these job seekers are complaining about lack of jobs, companies are also complaining about not being able to identify many good candidates. If you are currently among the large number of job seekers, I would like you to revive your hope of getting a job quickly and easily as you align your thinking and practice the steps outlined in this book. As you launch out again to get the good job available for you, I trust that this time, you will be successful! Jimi Tewe
My name is Okechukwu Ofili and I have the following confessions. I confess that this book will be one of the most candid and honest books you would have read in a long time. I confess that if you are not ready to get your head shit-smacked with the book, you should drop it, because it would change your perceptions about a lot of things. But then again, I confess that this book will make you laugh, so you should not really drop it. I confess that I often write crazy chapter titles to shock people into reading my books. I confess that some of my crazy chapter titles include “Corruption is Like Sex” and “Our Dangerous Addiction to Intelligence.” These are my confessions and this is my book. I hope you like it…but then again the goal is not for you to like it but to be moved by it.
It doesn’t actually take as much as most people think it takes to fall in love. I was twenty seven and not so fresh out of school. I graduated at twenty from a Babcock University and was through with NYSC by twenty one. And as if I was walking on some gilded star, I landed a lucrative job as the assistant to the senior assistant to the directors of a major oil and gas firm (yes, assistants have their own assistants ;) ). Over time, I have grown in the business, and three years ago, one of the directors decided to venture out on his own when the firm refused to take a risk and pursue a certain deal. As a sharp Lagos girl, I had rightly guessed that the deal was gold and so I moved with him when he set up. It wasn’t easy in that first year, moving from the comfort and certainty of my first office but now, we are a thriving oil and gas firm, and I am the senior assistant to him, the sole owner. I am more or less the next most powerful person in the company after him. And I am just twenty seven with my own house in Lekki Phase 1, a state of the art SUV and an official salon car with my own driver. And yes, I now have my own assistants. I was a bigz girlz, and I enjoyed life to the fullest, like Wizkid sang London today, Lagos tomorrow, Reks baybay lokeloke, omo jaiye jaiye *pauses to play the song and do an Azonto to it :D *. Back to the story...see what happened next!
Abbey.... Her love at first sight. He gives her butterflies in her belly. He is the perfect man. Toba....Her first love. Long lost love of the past. He is back for good. Their love is explosive. Who is Tammy's future?
Olachi’s head popped through the back door startling Taiye. “Your 4:15 massage is here!” Taiye pressed the red button, cutting short the heated conversation she had been engaged in. Work was calling, village matters would have to wait. She tried calming herself down as she followed Olachi into the building that housed the elite spa they both worked in. “What were you doing there?” Olachi frowned. “Your client has been waiting for a while now. Better pray Madam doesn’t come in.” What was on Taiye’s mind far outweighed Madam’s wrath. Her brother needed money for a new laptop since his old one had been stolen, her younger sisters needed money for their school fees, the monthly allowance she sent to her mother was behind schedule…
London’s Metropolitan Police have officially declared Ade missing. Vicky knows exactly what happened to her dear friend, Ade – she was there the night it all happened – but she must keep quiet or face the wrath of her obsessive ex and his new gang. Or worse, she might end up in prison for being an accomplice. Determined to take control of the situation, Vicky hires John, a successful and dashing City lawyer. But if their relationship ever tries to go beyond professional, they put their lives in permanent danger.
After finally meeting her prince charming, the will of God for her, Ronke didn't expect to face another trial soon, but then in every trial, there is a lesson to learn...Double for Trouble is a sequel to The Struggling Virgin
What is school for? The economy has changed, probably forever. But School hasn't. School was invented to create a constant stream of compliant factory workers to the growing businesses of the 1900s. It continues to do an excellent job at achieving this goal, but it's not a goal we need to achieve any longer. In this 30,000 word manifesto, I imagine a different set of goals and start (I hope) a discussion about how we can reach them. One thing is certain: if we keep doing what we've been doing, we're going to keep getting what we've been getting. Our kids are too important to sacrifice to the status quo.
She may resist his bite, but she can’t resist his charms… Werewolf princess Blu won’t allow her seductive husband to consummate their marriage with his bite, marking her forever. Blu curses the marriage arranged to bring their rival nations together, especially since Creed calls out to her darkest desires. Yet when Blu uncovers her pack’s secret plot to destroy the vampire nation – and Creed – she is forced to confront her growing feelings for him. Will she choose the only life she’s ever known or accept his sensuous bite?