Monday, June 29, 2015


Enrollees at one of JARUSHUB training sessions

Unemployment is a such a huge problem in Nigeria that a large proportion of people who claim to be 'employed' cannot be said to be gainfully employed.

One Nigerian startup that has been doing a lot to stem the tide of this negative trend in recent times is JARUSHUB . The outfit has Suraj Oyewale popularly known as 'Jarus' in social media circles as head coach. He brings-in his brilliant insights of Corporate Nigeria into coaching fresh graduates and young professionals on how to get high paying and attractive jobs in Oil and Gas, Consulting, Banking and other sectors of Nigeria's economy.

Taking this further, JARUSHUB has launched a career academy where graduates and professionals looking for career advancement will be put through what is described as a "5-week course where employability and career improvement lessons are taught. "

The course has 2 variants:

1. JCA GRADUATE CLASS (JCA GC): This is for students, corps members and fresh graduates who are still unemployed or underemployed. This class is essentially focusing on EMPLOYABILITY.

2. JCA PROFESSIONAL CLASS (JCA PC): This is for people that are already working but wish to improve their careers. Essentially, the goal here is CAREER ADVANCEMENT.

Knowing Jarus and his track record of providing great value at his coaching sessions some of which I have attended, the JCA is definitely a course I recommend to graduates and professionals that want to take huge leaps forward in securing great jobs and enjoying career advancement.

You can learn more about these courses by clicking here.

Maramoja Adds Okadas to its Taxi Hailing Service in Kenya

You might know Uber, the app that allows you hail a cab at a low price. Maramoja is one of its rivals in Kenya and has added Okadas to its service offerings which makes sense with Nairobi's notorious traffic.

In Kenya, Okadas are known as 'Boda Bodas'. I wonder why they don't just make it 'Boda', it would save them and  me a lot of time because I had to type it twice!

Read more about the service by visiting the company's website here.

Anyway, I am thinking if Nairobi can do it, its bigger brother, Lagos can take it to the next level in terms of deploymnt and acceptance.

What do you think?

BlackBerry Wants to Make Bacteria Free Phones

This is a welcome idea that is good for the struggling smartphone maker...

BlackBerry considers bacteria-free phone

BlackBerry may design a bacteria-free smartphone as it bids to become the secure mobile choice for the health-care industry, chief executive John Chen said.

The Canadian mobile manufacturer is partnering with ThoughtWire and Cisco Systems to provide nurses and doctors in a Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital unit with a portable messaging and alert system. BlackBerry declined to disclose how much it is spending on the project.

Medical equipment in patient rooms, including mobile phones, can carry bacteria through the hospital, said Aviv Gladman, chief medical information officer for Mackenzie Health.

Gladman said that medical professionals are supposed to wipe their phone with alcohol before entering and exiting a patient’s room. A study published in the Journal of Applied Microbiology found that about 20 to 30 percent of germs transfer between a phone and a fingertip.

— Bloomberg News

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Awesome Travel Quotes to Inspire You to Explore The World

The world is surely a beautiful place and one awesome way to learn about the different places out there is to actually travel. You don’t have to wait till you can afford to see other countries or continents, start by visiting even the nearestcities to you.

Book a place to stay anywhere in Nigeria and explore the amazing landscapes and cultures in the country. Do you need a nudge towards getting your bags and exploring?These quotes will definitely inspire you.

Why Travel?

“We travel not to escape life but for life not to escape us” – Anonymous 

“To move, to breathe, to fly, to float,

To gain all while you give,

To roam the roads of lands remote,

To travel is to live.”
– Hans Christian Andersen. The Fairy Tale of My Life: An Autobiography

 “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta

Self-discovery and the world around us

“Travel far enough you meet yourself” –David Mitchell

“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.” – Anais Nin

 “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustave Flaubert

"You see I usually find myself among strangers because I drift here and there trying to forget the sad things that happened to me." -- F. Scott Fitzgerald, "The Great Gatsby."

"One’s destination is never a place, but rather a new way of looking at things." -- Henry Miller

“Everything you're sure is right can be wrong in another place” -- Barbara Kingsolver, "The Poisonwood Bible." 

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page” – St.Augustine

“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” – John A. Shedd

“To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world” – Freya Stark

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“One’s destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things” – Henry Miller

“Curiosity is the one thing invincible in Nature” – Freya Stark

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller

Exciting, Funny
“I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world” – Mary Anne Radmache

“When you come to a fork in the road….take it” – Yogi Berra

“Knock Knock! Who’s there? Tibet! Tibet who? Early Tibet and early to rise!” –

Scoop it