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Thursday, October 22, 2015

#MinisterialScreening – Breaking News: Rotimi Amaechi Approved As Minister

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After a successfully screening by the Nigerian Senate at the National Assembly in Abuja, barring any “last minute” glitches, former Governor of Rivers State Rotimi Amaechi is set to be appointed as a Minister.

Breaking: Senate shifts ministerial screening to Oct 27


The Nigerian Senate has postponed further screening of ministerial nominees to Tuesday, October 27, when it resumes for plenary.
This came as the Senate finally screened former Governor of Rivers State, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers); former Speaker, Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Heineken Lopkobiri (Bayelsa); Claudius Omoyele Daramola (Ondo); Baba Shehun Mustapha (Bornu) and Ocholi Enojo James (Kogi).
The screening of former Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Prof. Isaac Adewole, a ministerial nominee from Osun State, earlier billed to be screened today, has been deferred to next week.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Politicians express divergent views on ministerial screening

Senate President Bukola Saraki
Lagos – Some politicians in the Lagos area on Thursday expressed mixed reactions to the ongoing screening of ministerial nominees by the Senate.
While some praised the exercise as impressive, a few others noted that there was room for improvements.
Some others noted that if portfolios had been attached to the names of the nominees; it could have provided better impetus for the type of questions being posed to the nominees by the senators.
According to them, it will provide better insights into how they will perform on the job as ministers.
However, it was a general consensus among some Nigerians that so far, the exercise had been well-received.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Senate has since screened an appreciable number of the nominees since the first batch numbering 21 were sent in by President Muhammadu Buhari on Sept. 30.

Friday, October 9, 2015

3 Ways To Use Social Media For Business

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How do you use social media for business? Do you use it to push your message to your fans and followers? After all, they’re a captivate audience…right? Wrong. Using social media effectively for business is all about building trust and a sense of community. As your audience gets to know you, you become a known entity; and ultimately, this leads to sales. Remember: People buy from people they know and trust. This post will outline 3 ways to use social media for business – to build trust, loyalty and sales.

1. Be an Industry Resource

Business owners often ask me what types of content they should share on social media. They know they should keep the promotional content to a minimum, but beyond that they’re stumped. Your goal should be to share content that meets the needs, interests and pain points of your audience. Share relevant statistics, research and blog posts that are of interest to your fans and followers. Keep them up to date on breaking news and events. Provide information that they will want to share with their friends and colleagues. These are all ways to establish yourself as a trusted source of industry information.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Ministerial list: Senate sets criteria for screening Wed. • It’s no longer business as usual –Saraki

Senate President, Bukola SarakiThe Senate will on Wednesday decide the procedure for screening ministerial nominees submitted to it by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Senate Leader, Ali Ndume, who said this in an exclusive interview with one of our correspondents on Thursday in Abuja, assured Nigerians that the screening of ministerial nominees would not be delayed by the upper legislative chamber.
Ndume said that the screening by the Senate would be thorough just as the nomination process adopted by the Presidency was.
He said, “The communication from Mr. President, which contains the list of the ministerial nominees and which remained sealed as I am talking to you, will be opened by the Senate President as soon as we resume plenary on Tuesday.
“It will appear on the Order Paper on Wednesday morning and the Senate will set up the necessary legislative procedure for the screening exercise. I wish to assure Nigerians that the screening exercise will be thorough just the way the nomination process was thorough.”
The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, had on Wednesday confirmed receipt of the ministerial nominees list from the Presidency.
Already media speculations had indicated that 21 names were contained in the list and that a former Lagos State governor, Babatunde Fashola; and a former Rivers State governor, Rotimi Amaechi, made it.

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