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Just in!! Canada extends restrictions on international travelers

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Just in!! Canada extends restrictions on international travelers

Canada has prolong its ban on non-essential international entries until the end of November as Coronavirus cases continue to rise.

The North American nation has, however, eased the quarantine rules for some of the cut-off Canada-US border communities.

The travel ban has been in effect since mid-March, while Ottawa and Washington have a separate agreement banning non-essential travel between their two countries, which is due to expire one week earlier.

Travelers permitted to reach Canada despite the ban are still expected to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.

But Public Safety Minister Bill Blair on Friday said, “some practical adjustments” to the rule would be made to allow residents of a few outlier communities, to cross the border to access necessities such as food and medical care without having to self-isolate after each trip.

He specifically listed Campobello Island in New Brunswick; Stewart, British Columbia; Northwest Angle, Minnesota; and Hyder, Alaska – all cut off from their respective countries due to border irregularities, such as panhandles.

The government will also allow exemptions for a pilot project with the province of Alberta on alternatives to quarantines.

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Canada to admits 1.2 million immigrants for the next 3 years

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Over the next three years, Canada has announced plans to admit more than 1.2 million new immigrants.

Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino rendered the news to journalists in Ottawa on Friday.

The Government has clarified that they wants to fill the holes in its labor market and improve the economy.

Sectors have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic .

Canada will accept 401,000 new permanent residents in 2021, 411,000 in 2022 and 421,000 in 2023.

Mendicino admitted that his country needs more workers, adding that, “immigration is the way to get there”.

“Before the pandemic, our government’s goal to drive the economy forward through immigration was ambitious. Now it’s simply vital,” he said.

Ottawa, the capital of Canada, has projected 232,500 newcomers from the economic class of immigrants in 2021.

The state will receive 103,500 family members of people already in Canada, 59,500 refugees and other protected persons.

At least, 5,500 people will be accepted on humanitarian grounds.

Robert Falconer, immigration and refugee policy researcher at the University of Calgary School of Public Policy, has reacted to the target.

“Canada announced new immigration targets today for 2021-2023. If they hit them, it will be the highest years on record since 1911”, he tweeted.

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Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo recovers from COVID-19

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Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo recovers from COVID-19

Juventus verified that Cristiano Ronaldo has completely recovered from COVID-19 after getting a negative test result.

Ronaldo’s negative status clears him to end his quarantine time and makes him to return to the club’s training facility and join his teammates in training ahead of Sunday’s Serie A game against Spezia.

Whether or not the Portuguese forward will be picked immediately in Andrea Pirlo’s match-day squad remains to be seen. Ronaldo played the first two league games of the season in Juve, scoring three times in 180 minutes of action, before being found positive for COVID-19 while on international duty.

He subsequently missed two league games and two Champions League games, including Wednesday’s highly-anticipated clash with Lionel Messi and Barcelona, over the last two weeks.

Juventus currently sit fifth in the Serie A table with nine points from their first five games. The nine-time defending champions trail leaders AC Milan by four points.

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Man United’s Scott McTominay lauds Donny van de Beek’s quality

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Man United's Scott McTominay lauds Donny van de Beek's quality
Man United’s Scott McTominay lauds Donny van de Beek’s quality

Manchester United Scott McTominay praised teammate Donny van de Beek who struggled to make his way to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Goal said.

Van De Beek, who joined United from Ajax, managed to make a few starts but was handed his debut against RB Leipzig as the side secured a comfortable 5-0 win.

McTominay said that the 23-year-old is a top player who can make a difference in the squad with his talents as the season progresses.

“Donny van de Beek is a great lad and a brilliant football player,” McTominay told United Review.

“I’m sure, the way he is working in training and how hard he’s working, his time will definitely come to get more minutes on the pitch.

“I spoke to him a little bit and he’s a top kid. The way he applies himself every day, he is never late – always on time – and always trains to his absolute maximum. We have got a really, really good player and really good person there.”

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also has a variety of midfield options precisely the duo that is McTominay and Fred which the Scotland international praised as United continue to find their rhythm this season.

“I feel like obviously, Fred is a terrific player but we’ve got Nemanja Matic, we’ve got Paul Pogba,” he said. “Phew, there are endless options in midfield really. We can play Bruno Fernandes in midfield.

“With regards to the players we’ve got in midfield, Nemanja is so experienced and I feel comfortable playing with him, but I am comfortable playing with every single one of them.

“I am sure they would all say that and it can only bode well for us going forward.”

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Apply for Sourcing Specialist at Seven-Up Bottling Company Ltd

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Apply for Sourcing Specialist at Seven-Up Bottling Company Ltd
Apply for Sourcing Specialist at Seven-Up Bottling Company Ltd

Seven-Up Bottling Company Ltd is one of the largest manufacturing companies in Nigeria, making and selling some of the country’s most popular drinks such as Pepsi, 7Up, Mirinda, Teem, Mountain Dew, H2oH! Lipton Ice Tea and Aquafina Premium Water.

SBC has recently joined the Home & Personal Care market with the brand 2SURE and launched its first product, the Hand & Surface Sanitizer. Seven-Up has nine state-of-the-art bottling plants strategically positioned in different regions of the country.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Sourcing Specialist

Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Responsibilities

  • Handling material procurement, leveraging on external relationships to support the innovation process.
  • Supporting the implementation and operational execution of sourcing strategies.
  • Supplier capacity planning, communicating the company’s requirement to suppliers.
  • Driving Sourcing Team’s cost savings program.
  • The candidate should be able to conduct periodic competitor analysis and benchmarking to drive competitive pricing for material inputs.

Requirements

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree qualification.
  • Interested candidates should have at least 3 years experience in sourcing/procurement in the FMCG industry.

Application Closing Date
13th November, 2020.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and cover letter (as the body of the email) to: careers@sevenup.org using the Job title as the subject of the mail.

Note: Only qualified candidates will be shortlisted.

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I’m in government to provide, not for money, fame – Obaseki

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I’m in government to provide, not for money, fame – Obaseki

The governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki, has confirmed that he is in government to serve, not for glory or wealth.

He said that politicians must begin to prioritise the vehicle of governance for the good of the people, while political leaders must remain selfless in order for Nigeria to reach its full potential.

Obaseki talked to the Government House reporters on Thursday in Benin.

He pointed out that there was a need for a system to ensure accountability in government.

He said: “Only few persons in government are held accountable for their decisions in government.

“I am not in government to make money. I am not in government for fame. I am in government to serve. The youths are the reasons why I am in government. If I cannot serve you, I will quit.

“The issues of better government, proper governance and transparency are what we are emphasising. When we have younger people who can use technology in government, we will have transparency and accountability, which informed my decision to have many younger people working for my government.

“For things to be working in Nigeria, there are structural challenges that we must fix. Let us not gloss over the cracks. Let us go to the foundation and begin to fix the conditions, because the cracks are expanding so wide.”

Obaseki also stated that in a democracy, there was the need for an institution that would ensure law and order, thereby necessitating having security agencies.

He said: “Our security arrangements in the country must reflect our federal system.

“I cannot be a governor of a state and not able to hire and fire my commissioner of police, but #ENDSARS protests have helped us start the process.”

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Peacekeeping: Nigerian policewoman bags UN recognition

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Peacekeeping: Nigerian policewoman bags UN recognition
Peacekeeping: Nigerian policewoman bags UN recognition

Peacekeeping: The CSP Catherine Ugorji of the Nigerian Police and working with the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has been named by the UN as one of the two runners-up to the prestigious UN Women Police Officer of the Year award for 2020.

Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, in a statement by Oluseyi Soremekun, the National Information Officer of the United Nations System in Nigeria, said by both her words and her actions that UN Police Officer Ugorji exemplifies the best of the UN police force.

Of the 1,300 UN policewomen serving in UN peacekeeping operations, 21 were named for the award.

Ugorji joined the Nigerian Police in 2003 and served as Criminal Investigator from the local to regional level, Child Protection Officer, Divisional Crime Officer up to Acting Deputy Commander of the Ogudu Police Division in Lagos.

The UN said 1,300 UN policewomen deployed in UN peacekeeping operations, twenty-one were nominated for the award and Chief Inspector Doreen Malambo of Zambia, serving with the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), would receive the award.

The award would be presented during a virtual ceremony presided over by Mr Lacroix on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Also, Luis Carrilho, UN Police Advisor, congratulated Ugorji for being chosen as a runner-up and described her leadership of “three Formed Police Units(FPU) in Gao” as remarkable.

“Catherine has introduced tactical operations that have been instrumental in reducing crime in the area, in support of the Malian security forces and the host population.

“In addition to this very demanding role, Chief Superintendent Ugorji has worked diligently to improve living conditions for women police officers so they can serve safely and with dignity,” Carrilho said.

Ugorji was commended for her work to extend the outreach of the FPU to the Ansongo area, “close to the Mali-Niger-Burkina Faso border area, where terrorists and spoilers of the Malian peace agreement are increasing their influence.”

It was revealed in the statement that her support for the joint operations with the Malian police, gendarmerie and National Guard have helped to ensure the security of the local population.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the UN Woman Police Officer of the Year award was established in 2011 to recognise the exceptional contributions of female officers to UN peacekeeping and to promote the empowerment of women.

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Just in!! CAF President, Mr. Ahmad Ahmad, tests positive for COVID-19

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Just in!! CAF President, Mr. Ahmad Ahmad, tests positive for COVID-19

The President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Mr Ahmad Ahmad, tested positive for COVID-19.

The statement on the website of the continental football governing body on Friday read: “The President showed mild flu symptoms after his arrival in Cairo on 28 October and submitted to the COVID-19 protocol.

”Today, the test results are positive and the president immediately self-isolate for at least the next 14 days at his hotel.

”All those who have come into contact with Ahmad over the past seven days, especially during his trip to Morocco for the Confederation Cup, have been informed and requested to take the necessary measures.”

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Lagos State to train 4,000 school leavers on skill acquisition

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Lagos State to train 4,000 school leavers on skill acquisition
Lagos State to train 4,000 school leavers on skill acquisition

The  Lagos state government is preparing to train 4,000 unemployed graduates for six months as part of its internship programme to minimize unemployment in the state.

The program approved by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is in line with the T.H.E.M.E.S agenda of the current administration and the State Youth Development Programme.

In a recent speech on the programme, the Commissioner for Wealth Development and Employment, Mrs Yetunde Arobieke, said that the Graduate Internship Placement Program (GIPP) is designed to make graduates employable by equipping them with the skills they need to be ready to work in order to secure a good job.

Arobieke said that the Internship Program would address the third and fourth pillars of the new T.H.E.M.E.S administration agenda, which are Education and Technology and Make Lagos a 21st Century Economy.

Adding that the beneficiaries will be paid a monthly stipend of N40,000 for the six months duration of the internship.

The commissioner said that at the end of the internship period, interns are expected to have gained valuable applied work experience, build up their professional skills and would have been exposed to possible entrepreneurial opportunities to strengthen their professional skills and interpersonal relationship.

Interested candidates are to apply through the dedicated link for the programme: gipplasg.lagosstate .gov .ng.

Applicants are expected to posses NYSC Certificates or letters of exemption, and must be registered residents of the State with Lagos State Residents Registration Agency, LASRRA.

She disclosed that over 50 off-takers have shown interest in having the Interns work in their organisations.

Arobieke assured that the selection process will be transparent “as successful candidates after taking an online test will be trained on employability skills for two weeks and evaluated.

“They will subsequently, be placed on six months paid Internship with private organisations and selected public agencies in line with their qualifications.”

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Globus Bank expands operations with 3 new branches at strategic locations in Lagos

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Globus Bank expands operations with 3 new branches at strategic locations in Lagos
Globus Bank expands operations with 3 new branches at strategic locations in Lagos

Globus Bank Limited celebrated the 2020 Customer Service Week with the launch of three new branches at strategic locations in Lagos, in support of its efforts to provide value-added customer experience.

The three new branches were Plot 17, Admiralty Way, Lekki; Plot 2B, Aromire Street, Allen Avenue, Ikeja and Plot 17, Warehouse Road, Apapa, Lagos.

Elias Igbinakenzua, Managing Director of Globus Bank Limited, said the bank was prepared to strategically branch out in a way that aligns with its vision to give the banking public a viable alternative that is built to provide end-to-end and endearing customer experience.

According to him, Globus Bank began operations on 6 November 2019 and, in line with its pledge of service, continued to operate branches in very strategic locations across the country.

He noted that the launch of three new branches in one week showed the Bank ‘s determination to balance words with action.

He pointed out that in order to serve the retail customers, the bank is currently active on USSD code, *989# and has a mobile banking application, Globus Mobile, that is seamless and provide end-to-end solution for retail customers.

“Accounts are fully opened in two minutes without the need to physically visit any branch. The transfer service on Globus Mobile is the most enjoyable in the industry. Individuals can switch between personal and corporate accounts on Globus Mobile and do transactions seamlessly, including bulk payments. With Globus Mobile, your corporate account is on your palm. This is a robust solution for individuals and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs),” Igbinakenzua said.

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Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo recovers from COVID-19

Juventus verified that Cristiano Ronaldo has completely recovered from COVID-19 after getting a negative test result. COVID19 - Guarito @cristiano ➡️https://t.co/JOgE7nPpz4 pic.twitter.com/ITQW5cVAwB — JuventusFC (@juventusfc) October...