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Investigation: Inside the thriving business of job scam in Nigeria (photos, video)

It was a great wedding ceremony for Ademola Dare and his bride Lolade in the city of Ibadan, Oyo state. She moved into his room and parlour bedroom in the Mpape area of Abuja soon after. However, in less than six weeks, she became pregnant, and in need of medical attention. This was when it dawned on Ademola that he needs to get a better paid job. "After our wedding, my wife got pregnant. We had to visit the hospital daily because of some medical issues that needed attention at the early stage of her pregnancy and needed more money to feed the two of us and pay for medical bills, so I started searching for a new job.

"I fell prey to people who capitalized on my predicament by demanding for money from me to obtain form in return for a job."
Victims of fake job alert in Lagos When Ademola moved to seek a new job to help his young family, he was oblivious to job scams, parting with some of his savings - he paid over N20,000 to different job agents without any success. He was l…

FRSC releases 6 documents every driver must have

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has posted a list of documents ever Nigerian driver must have to avoid been penalized or their vehicle been impounded. Below is a full list: 1. Driver's license Your driver's license is one must have by every driver. To get one you should apply to the FRSC office, undergo a mandatory driving test and pay a token. This is what your driver's license looks like:
Drivers license 2. Vehicle license After your license as a driver, getting your vehicle license is also as important. This can be easily done on the FRSC official website. This is what your vehicle license looks like:
Vehicle license READ ALSO: ICPC recovers 40 vehicles from former government officials 3. Certificate of Road worthiness This is a document certifying that a vehicle is road-worthy and can be driven on the Nigerian road for a stated period of time. This document is mandatory for all commercial vehicles and its validity is for a period of 6 months. For private vehicles, howev…

Bad news for Buhari as Fitch international ratings agency downgrades Nigeria

The Buhari-led administration's plans to diversify the economy and wean Nigeria from its total dependence on oil to the non-oil sector has been dealt a heavy blow by a new report by an international rating organization. Fitch Ratings Ltd., the world-acclaimed international rating organization, has released a negative report about Nigeria’s economy. The implication of this assessment which placed Nigeria four steps below investment grade means investors will find it difficult to come into the country to invest.
The Buhari led administration came on the mantra of change and the promise of diversifying the economy from total dependence on oil to the non-oil sector Contrary to the persistent claim of the Buhari-led administration that the economy will soon recover, the release of Fitch ratings will have a negative effect on the recovery of an already bad economy since it will technically scare investors away from the country. The revision of the economic outlook from stable to negativ…

Butcher's son now Nigeria's best medical graduate

The newly inducted doctor who is believed to be the Nigerian best Medical graduating student this year, spoke with Vanguard extensively on his achievements, ambition and challenges. Excerpts. WHO is Saheed Alabi ?I am Dr. Alabi Olugbenga Saheed, a medical graduate of the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye. I attended Ritlad Nursery and Primary School, Meiran, Lagos as well as Salawu Abiola Comprehensive High School, Osiele Abeokuta, for my secondary education. I was born in Lagos to parents who are traders. My mum sells herbs and dad, a butcher. I hail from the gateway state (Ogun State). What made you choose medicine? I chose medicine because it has always been my passion to be a doctor of repute right from the early days. •Alabi: 2017 best Medical graduating student What was the experience like in secondary school and what was your result in WAEC? Secondary school was fun. From having good teachers who mentored me both spiritually and academically to going for competition… I enj…