How To Prepare For An Interview.

Do you have a job interview on your schedule? There are a number of steps you can take before (and after) the interview to ensure that you make a terrific impression during the interview. Below are tips on how to prepare for an interview.

1. Analyse the job
An important part of interview preparation is to take the time to analyze the job posting, if you have it. As you review the job description, consider what the company is seeking in a candidate.Make a list of the skills, knowledge, and professional and personal qualities that are required by the employer and are critical for success in the job.

2. Make a match
Once you have created a list of the qualifications for the job, make a list of your assets and match them to the job requirements. Create a list of up to 10 of your assets that match the requirements of the job. These might include skills, qualities, certifications, experiences, professional qualifications, abilities, computer skills, and knowledge bases. You can bring up some of these assets when you explain to the employer why you are a great fit for the job.Also think of examples from past work experiences that show you have these qualities. This way, if the interviewer asks you to describe a time when you demonstrated a particular skill or ability, you will be ready.Review the job requirements, your list of assets, and your examples, prior to the interview so that you’re prepared to share them during the interview. This preparation will help you be ready to answer job-specific interview questions and behavioral interview questions designed to determine if you have the knowledge, skills, and qualities needed to perform the job.

3. Research the company
Before you go on a job interview, it’s important to find out as much as you can about not only the job, but also the company. Company research is a critical part of interview preparation. It will help you prepare to both answer interview questions about the company and to ask the interviewer questions about the company. You will also be able to find out whether the company and the company culture are a good fit for you.For a concise understanding of the company, check out the company website, specifically the “About Us” page. Get a sense of how the company compares to other organizations in the same industry by reading articles about the company in industry magazines or websites. You can also check out company reviews from clients and current and former employees.

4.Practise interviewing
Take the time to practise answering interview questions you will probably be asked during a job interview. This will help give you a chance to prepare and practise answers, and will also help calm your nerves, because you won’t be scrambling for an answer while you’re in the interview hot seat.Practise interviewing with a friend or family member ahead of time and it will be much easier when you’re actually in a job interview.Try to conduct the practice interview in the same format as the real interview. For example, if it is a phone interview, ask a friend to call you to practise answering questions over the phone. If it is a panel interview, ask a couple of friends to pretend to be a panel.

5.Get your interview clothes ready
Don’t wait until the last minute to make sure your interview clothes are ready. Have an interview outfit ready to wear at all times, so you don’t have to think about what you’re going to wear while you’re scrambling to get ready for a job interview.Regardless of the type of job you’re interviewing for, that first impression should be a great one. When dressing for an interview for a professional position, dress accordingly in business attire.If you’re applying for a job in a more casual environment, such as a store or restaurant, it’s still important to be neat, tidy, and well-groomed, and to present a positive image to the employer.It is also important to think about your makeup and accessories when dressing for an interview. Review these tips on how to accessorize for an interview.

6.Practise interview etiquette
Proper interview etiquette is important. Remember to greet the receptionist, your interviewer, and everyone else you meet politely, pleasantly, and enthusiastically.During the interview, watch your body language – shake hands firmly and make eye contact as you articulate your points. Pay attention, be attentive, and look interested. This is something you can work on in your practice interviews.The more positive an impression you make
, the better you’ll do during the job interview.

7.Listen and ask questions
During a job interview, listening is just as important as answering questions. If you’re not paying attention, you’re not going to be able to give a good response.It’s important to listen to the interviewer, to pay attention, and to take time, if you need it, to compose an appropriate answer.Also, be ready to engage the interviewer. You want there to be a give and take in the conversation, so you’re building a relationship with the interviewer rather than just providing rote responses to questions. Have questions of your own ready to ask the interviewer.Towards the end of the interview, let the recruiter know that you believe the job is an excellent fit and that you are highly interested.

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Top 100 Universities In Nigeria 2018: By 4 International Colleges & Universities.

Top Universities in Nigeria: Year 2018 Edition of the top 100 universities in Nigeria as released by the 4 International Colleges & Universities (4ICU) Organization.

This uniRank page features the 2018 Nigerian University Ranking of all officially recognized Nigerian higher-education institutions meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

being accredited, licensed and/or chartered by the appropriate Nigerian higher education-related organization
offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (Bachelor degrees) and/or postgraduate degrees (Master or Doctoral degrees)
delivering courses predominantly in a traditional face-to-face, non-distance education format
The uniRank University Ranking aim is to provide a non-academic League Table of all Nigerian Universities based on unbiased and valid web metrics.

Based on the ranking released by 4 International Colleges & Universities (4ICU), an international higher education search engine and directory reviewing accredited universities and colleges in the world, we present you the top 100 universities in Nigeria for the year 2018.

TOP 100 UNIVERSITIES IN NIGERIA 2018.
1 University of Lagos Lagos
2 Ahmadu Bello University Zaria
3 University of Ibadan Ibadan
4 University of Nigeria Nsukka …
5 University of Ilorin Ilorin
6 Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife
7 Federal University of Technology, Minna Minna …
8 Covenant University Ota
9 Federal University of Technology, Akure Akure
10 University of Port Harcourt Port Harcourt
11 Landmark University Omu-Aran
12 University of Benin Benin City
13 Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Abeokuta …
14 Federal University, Oye-Ekiti Oye-Ekiti …
15 Lagos State University Ojo
16 Bayero University Kano Kano
17 American University of Nigeria Yola
18 University of Jos Jos
19 Rivers State University of Science and Technology Port Harcourt
20 Federal University of Technology, Owerri Owerri
21 University of Uyo Uyo
22 Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka …
23 Usmanu Danfodio University Sokoto
24 Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umuahia
25 Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Ogbomoso …
26 Babcock University Ilishan-Remo …
27 Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba Akoko …
28 University of Abuja Abuja
29 Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti
30 Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi
31 Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago Iwoye …
32 Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti Ado-Ekiti
33 Enugu State University of Science and Technology Enugu
34 Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu-Ode …
35 Kwara State University Ilorin
36 Federal University, Ndufu-Alike Ikwo
37 Osun State University Oshogbo …
38 University of Agriculture, Makurdi Makurdi
39 Benue State University Makurdi
40 Nasarawa State University Keffi
41 Nile University of Nigeria Abuja
42 Ebonyi State University Abakaliki
43 Abia State University Uturu
44 Al-Hikmah University Ilorin …
45 Federal University, Otuoke Otuoke
46 Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University Katsina
47 University of Maiduguri Maiduguri
48 University of Calabar Calabar
49 Delta State University, Abraka Abraka
50 Federal University, Dutsin-Ma Dutsin-Ma
51 Modibbo Adama University of Technology Yola
52 Pan African University Lagos
53 Redeemer’s University Mowe
54 Akwa Ibom State University Uyo
55 Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Lapai
56 African University of Science and Technology Abuja
57 Cross River University of Technology Calabar …
58 Adeleke University Ede
59 Veritas University Abuja
60 Imo State University Owerri
61 Bowen University Iwo
62 Federal University, Lokoja Lokoja
63 Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun
64 Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Uli
65 Kogi State University Anyigba
66 Bells University of Technology Ota
67 Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma
68 Federal University, Dutse Dutse
69 Sokoto State University Sokoto
70 Taraba State University Jalingo
71 Niger Delta University Wilberforce Island
72 Federal University, Kashere Kashere
73 Samuel Adegboyega University Ogwa …
74 Ignatius Ajuru University of Education Port Harcourt
75 Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa
76 Baze University Abuja
77 Ajayi Crowther University Oyo Town
78 Federal University, Birnin Kebbi Birnin Kebbi
79 Kano University of Science and Technology Wudil
80 Federal University, Lafia Lafia
81 Kaduna State University Kaduna
82 Caleb University Imota
83 Benson Idahosa University Benin City
84 University of Medical Sciences Ondo City
85 Lead City University Ibadan
86 Bingham University Auta Balifi
87 Northwest University Kano Kano
88 Elizade University Ilara-Mokin
89 Kebbi State University of Science and Technology Aliero
90 Igbinedion University Okada Okada …
91 Joseph Ayo Babalola University Ikeji-Arakeji
92 Madonna University, Okija Okija …
93 Federal University, Wukari Wukari
94 Achievers University, Owo Owo
95 Edo University Iyamho
96 Paul University Awka
97 Godfrey Okoye University Ugwuomu-Nike
98 Bauchi State University Gadau …
99 Al-Qalam University, Katsina Katsina
100 Yobe State University Damaturu
101 Crawford University Igbesa
102 University of Mkar Mkar
103 Federal University, Gusau Gusau
104 Oduduwa University Ile Ife
105 Federal University, Gashua Gashua
106 Mountain Top University Makogi Oba
107 Crescent University, Abeokuta Abeokuta
108 Adamawa State University Mubi
109 Sule Lamido University Kafin Hausa
110 Novena University Ogume
111 Caritas University Enugu
112 Fountain University Oshogbo
113 Ritman University Ikot Ekpene
114 Gombe State University Gombe
115 Plateau State University Bokkos
116 Gregory University, Uturu Uturu
117 Augustine University Ilara
118 Renaissance University Enugu
119 Tansian University Umunya …
120 Wesley University of Science and Technology Ondo City
121 Western Delta University Oghara
122 Anchor Univeristy, Lagos Ayobo-Ipaja
123 Kwararafa University Wukari Wukari
124 Kings University Odeomu
125 The Technical University Ibadan
126 Edwin Clark University Kiagbodo
127 Arthur Jarvis University
128 Wellspring University Benin City
129 Rhema University Aba …
130 Southwestern University, Nigeria Okun Owa
131 Mcpherson University Seriki-Sotayo
132 Hallmark University, Ijebu-Itele Ijebu-Itele
133 Coal City University Enugu
134 Michael and Cecilia Ibru University Agbara-Otor
135 Dominican University, Ibadan Ibadan
136 Chrisland University Abeokuta
137 Hezekiah University Umudi
138 Eastern Palm University Ogboko
139 Summit University Offa Offa
Un Salem University Lokoja
140 Kola Daisi University Ibadan
141 Crown Hill University Ilorin
142 Clifford University Ihie
143 Eko University of Medical and Health Sciences Ijanikin
Un Borno State University Maiduguri
Un Gombe State University of Science and Technology Kumo
Un University of Africa Toru-Orua …
Un Evangel University Akaeze Enugu
Un Obong University Obong Ntak

Source : Emeka 7’s findings from international higher studies .

Nigerian Athlete Blessing Okagbare Breaks 22-year-old African Record.

Celebrated Nigerian athlete, Blessing Okagbare, turned up with an impressive 22.04secs in her 200m race at the Wes Kittley Invitational Track and Field Meet at the Abilene Christian University, which erased the 22-year-old previous African record of 22.07secs set by Mary Onyali at a Meet in Switzerland in 1996.

Apart from becoming the new African record in the race which Cierra White followed in second place in 23.26secs, while Natasha McDonald settled for third in 24.23secs, Okagbare’s winning time also became the new national record in the women’s 200m. Okagbare’s previous personal best in the event, was 22.23secs was set at the 2014 Eugene Diamond League.

Mary Onyali, who was particularly pleased that her 22 year-old African record has been broken by her compatriot, told a ThisDay correspondent;

“My 200m African record went to my little sister yesterday. Congrats Ble-Ble Baby ! Now we are back on track !! Thanks for keeping this in the family Kitty; While we hunt for the other one ! On a mission. Stay tuned” as she gushed with enthusiasm at the feat of Okagbare yesterday.

Nigerian athlete Blessing Okagbare breaks 22-year-old African record (Emeka 7)

Okagbare’s previous Personal Best (PB) in the event was 22.23s, set at the 2014 Eugene Diamond League. She now holds the Nigerian women’s records in the 100m (10.79secs) and 200m (22.04secs).

With this new form, it is going to be difficult for the Delta-born sprinter to avoid defending the double sprint medals she won at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland four years ago.

The former Team Nigeria captain had earlier signified her intention, to race only in the 4x100m relay at the Games scheduled to hold in Gold Coast, Australia between April 4 and 15. She remains the favourite for both the 100m and 200m gold medals at the Games, even though the Wes Kittley Invitational was her first competition of the season.

The 26-year-old is one of the 37 athletes listed by the Athletics Federation of Nigeria to participate at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia, which begins on April 4.

12 Viruses In Your CV.

By Emeka Anyasi

Errors/mistakes in CVs is also an area which has been widely written on, but most of the articles are filled with conflicting dos and don’ts thus putting job seekers in more confusion. We will attempt to identify some likely ‘dents’ in most job seekers CVs.

1. Copy & Paste Syndrome: Almost all of us are guilty of this, right? I was going through the CV of an applicant for a driver’s job few months ago, the young man can neither read nor write (because he could not fill a form given to him) yet his hobbies are reading and writing. In another case, a very smart looking fresh graduate was referred to me, I asked him questions relating to his course of study he did not do well until I addressed him as Economics graduate when he snapped in to ‘correct’ me that he studied business administration not Economics, I had no choice but to refer him to the CV he gave me. Oh! He exclaimed, “I am sorry I used my friend’s CV, I forgot to change the course of study”. Many job seekers inject their CVs with this kind of virus. Most times your person and background differ from the person whose CV you are adopting.

2. Unnecessary information: Fresh graduates are mostly guilty of this. Just to make sure their CV is ‘full’, they add “viruses” to it. Who says a one page CV cannot do better than two pages? What business of the recruiter is your home town or your religious denomination? He will find out those if he needs them before hiring you.

3. The‘Jokey’ email address: Yeah! The content of your email address matters. Trust me, nobody will be comfortable sending interview invitation to beerlover@yahoo.com or hotlips@gmail.com for a position. Check if your email address qualifies for ‘jockey’ one and rid your CV of that virus.

4. Incorrect/Insufficient Personal/Contact Details: While going through some CVs for the post of ICT manager many months ago, I saw a very good CV (a candidate with the requisite experience and skills for the job), I went back to the top of the CV to invite him for interview, lo and behold! His contact information was missing. Other job seekers carelessly miss a letter or sign in their email addresses. While yet another set omit a number or mix numbers up in their contact phone numbers. All these are bottle necks to invitations for interviews.

5. Design and format: I once saw a CV so nicely designed that I stopped for a while to look at the aesthetic value of the CV. Guess what? The aesthetics drew my attention away from the content of the CV and as such the owner missed the opportunity of having the content of his CV assessed. Similarly, some CVs are badly formatted (using different font style inappropriately) that one wonders if they were not actually designed to put the recruiter off. These are viruses to CVs.

6. Telling Lies in your CV: It is unfortunate that the competition in the labour market makes most job seeker stoop so low to the extent of putting false information in their CVs. Unfortunately for them, experienced HR professionals are good at identifying such lies.

 

7. Writing a Novel as CV: The longest CV I have seen is 17 pages for the post of operations manager, isn’t that amazing? He was actually invited for interview to come and prove that he is not wasteful. And that was the question he battled with all through. Some recruiters are even of the opinion that two pages is the maximum for fresh graduates.

8. Using Photo: I sometimes wonder who started the photo thing in Nigeria. In case you don’t know, printing CVs with pictures consumes more printer ink than CV without pictures. Apart from this, instead of judging the content of your CV the recruiter’s attention is shifted to the object in the CV (your picture) and this might reduce your chances of fair assessment of your CV. This may be the norm in Far East and Europe, but sorry it doesn’t apply to us here (unless you are applying for a role in the fashion/modelling industry). When recruiters need your picture, they specifically request for it.

9. Spelling Mistakes, Typos and Grammatical Errors: How will you feel if you are looking through a CV and come across “I have had sex jobs so far…” instead of six jobs so far? This virus (typos, spelling and grammatical errors) has been over flogged, so no point dwelling much on it. The good news is, hiring managers are not grammarians and as such they are not after your spelling mistakes, typographic or grammatical errors. It becomes an issue, and a serious one, if the flaws are visible enough to be noticed.

10. Leaving out Information or Creating Gap: I may not blame you for not being employed, for a while after graduating from the university etc. I will only see you as a bad hire if the vacuum shows in your CV without you accounting for it productively. So if you have that in your CV then it is a virus. Make productive use of the gap.

11. Duties instead of Accomplishments: Highlighting the duties of the job you were/are doing is a waste of space. Rather than saying what your duties were/are, why not state what you were/are able to accomplish while performing those duties?

12. Irrelevant Experience: In as much as we cannot justifiably fault recruiters decision to hire applicants with work experience, Job seekers should not leverage on that to give irrelevant work experience. Two weeks of relevant work experience is more valuable to a prospective employer than two years of shelves stacking (except you are applying to work in a book shop or library). Rather than give irrelevant work experience, why not identify the aspect of what you’ve got that tallies with your target job?

Categories Of People That Won’t Pass JAMB This Year .

1. The only objectives crew : the type of people that belongs to this category are secondary school leavers who just got out of secondary school, since they have been made to believe through school exams, waec and neco that questions that has theory are always hard, and objective questions are always simple, they apply this hypothesis to jamb, thinking it would be as easy as pie because it is only objectives,so therefore the ones that dont have mentors and advisers or the ones that refused to listen to corrections won’t read or go to lesson but they will be surprised when they are faced with the hard complex questions and then they would know, that there are some objective questions that could make you wish for ten theory questions.

2. The expo (cheat) masters: these are the ones who looks for cheats instead of using their limited time to read, they browse through different websites to achieve their aim, they thought jamb is as penetrable and vulnerable as other examinational bodies, Admins of these false websites knows this and they play on their intelligence by telling them they have the answers to the jamb questions and would be released for a specified amount, but it turns out that the answers they would send are falsified and candidates who rely on this would fail drastically, when jamb was been written in paper and pencil type (ppt) some of these expos work but now that it is in Computer based test only (CBT), it is almost impossible to find correct cheats.

3. The Unserious ones : these are the ones who will neither read nor go to lesson..they are always busy whenever it comes to reading…busy doing nothing…they don’t learn from their past experiences..instead of sitting right and being focused when they attend lessons, they assume the role of fashionistas gallivanting around, engaging in unwholesome activities , wooing the opposite sex etc
Funny enough some would say they are solving past questions but instead of using their brain and knowledge to get the answers, they check the back for answers and will think they are fooling the teachers, but indirectly they are “doing” themselves and the reality of their activities would dawn on them during the exam.

4. The followers: these ones can’t decide by themselves, they choose their subjects combinations and course because their friends chose the same, not minding their weakest and strongest subjects, it is when they are writing the exam that they will find out that they are on their own.

5.The late comers ; these are the people that will come late on the D-day of the exam,lets say the exam is scheduled to start by 10:00am, these ones would come by 11:30 or later than that, mainly because they didn’t know their centers,or some other reasons best known to them, they might not be allowed to participate in some centers but in some other centers the supervisors might be kind and allow
them to do the exam, but many candidates in that situation would be flustered and their minds in disarray that they might still be struggling with the first subject when the computer shuts down as a result of time up.

6. The ITKs ( I too knows) ; the people in this category might have read, did the right things, but their only problem is, they don’t follow simple instructions, they rush to be the first to finish , so that they could boast about it, they don’t read questions twice, they could misplace synonyms for antonyms or demand for supply etc.

Popcorn Business In Nigeria | Ultimate Guide .

Popcorn Business In Nigeria

You are welcome dear reader, you have just taken a bold step when you decide to read this article about Pop Corn Business in Nigeria. Either you really want to start a Popcorn business or you are just looking for business ideas you can start or maybe you are even searching the internet for popcorn business ideas, you are very welcome here. Keep reading as I take you on this short journey of becoming your own boss.

This popcorn article will be useful for you if you are searching for how to start a popcorn business in Nigeria or anywhere else, or you want to know about popcorn business profits or you are looking for popcorn business plan and any other things related to popcorn business in general.

You don’t need to worry yourself about the popcorn machine you can start with or the popcorn machine price in Nigeria. I am going to do a review of the best popcorn machine out there. And give you the link below.

You also don’t need to worry about how you are going to market your popcorn because am going to give you some amazing marketing tips.

I am not just going to tell you how to start this business, I am going to stay with you and answer your questions until you start your own popcorn business and you are making money from it.

Pop Corn Business in Nigeria Overview
Pop Corn business in Nigeria is one of the very lucrative business you can start with little amount of money and make it big with proper planning and good marketing. One of the very many things that serves as a challenge to young entrepreneur is the capital. To start an average business in Nigeria now, many people think you will need millions of naira.

This might be true, but one of the amazing things about Popcorn business is that you can start with the little you have. There is a wise saying “Billions of miles begins with a step”

Very many people discovered the profits in selling Popcorn and decided to keep it as a secret so as to maybe to reduce the level of competition or make all the money for themselves. The sky is wide enough for all the birds to fly. So I decided to show you and tell you all you need to know about this business so that you also can be your own boss and start living like a boss.

Reasons Why Popcorn Business In Nigeria Is Not A Mistake

Maybe you are having a second thought or doubting the profitability of Popcorn business, I am going to give you few reasons why you have not made a mistake choosing to go on this line of business.

1. Popcorn Demand is high
Popcorn is liked, people love to have a bite at every opportunity they have. Popcorn is a snack and meal that is eaten by a lot of people. This is a snack and meal sold almost at every markets, malls, super markets and even on the streets which goes a long way to show how popular popcorn is. As long as the society exist, popcorn will always be needed.

2. Not restricted by age
Big girls don’t lick sweets, big boys don’t eat these children biscuit anymore. But as for popcorn, big guys and girls love it, children cannot resist it, elderly people can’t avoid it either. This product is not restricted or limited to a particular age and sex.
Popcorn is a snack that can be eaten by anybody. It is a favorite for adults and children young and old as it can be taken any time and eaten anywhere.

3. Used For Occasions and Leisure
Considering that Nigerians are generally fun loving people and love celebrations and events, a lot of ceremonies and occasions take place regularly.

There are events were popcorn is served as part of the snacks at parties. Also people use it as a form of snack to relax when they are doing recreational activities or doing their hobbies or having fun and hanging out with friends at the beach or movies. Very functional and delicious.

4. Materials are Available
One thing that make popcorn business attractive is because the materials involved in the production are not costly, anyone can afford them with little efforts. You don’t need to worry yourself about equipment or stress yourself out about the things you need.
The major material involved in the business of producing popcorn is corn. A business that has its raw materials readily and easily available has a great chance of being successful as this helps in reducing cost of production when starting. You will probably get the corn anywhere around the states.

5. Low Capital to start up
The capital to start a business can sometimes be a challenge but in the case of a popcorn business, you don’t need millions.
For those who are concerned that starting this business will require a lot of money do not need to be worried as this business can be done with little capital. You can start with what you have.

6. Location and space.
Also on the issue of space, you may not need to get a space or location immediately as you can start the business right from your home by creating space within your home or creating a spot around a busy road.

7. Fast sales
The product sells fast too because people just enjoy eating popcorn for many reasons. So you don’t need to worry yourself about the selling rate, it is a fast selling product.

Basically you can start small and gradually grow the business over time.
From the reasons above, you can see that there are so many good reasons attached to popcorn business.

Types Of Popcorn Business In Nigeria

There may be more ways or more types of popcorn business out there, but since we are here to talk about the ones that can make money for you, I am just going to talk about two. The amazing thing is that you can start with One spot and gradually expand to the commercial type. There always a room for growth.

One Spot Popcorn Business/ PopCorn Carts

This types of popcorn business have to do with finding just a spot, probably a busy place and then just stand there and make your popcorn while people will buy. This can be a lucrative side job because you will only need to sell around evening which will not hinder your normal job.

This will make you a lot of money if you can find a place around a higher institution, a busy road, a busy junction, at a wedding reception, a football stadium, near a bar or during programmes in Churches. I know of a guy who made over #500,000 during the one week Holy Ghost service at Redemption camp. That is just in a week.

One spot popcorn business is the ones you can do by yourself, less stress and mobile. You could try out different locations to see the one that works for you.

You will read more details about Popcorn carts below.

Commercial Popcorn Business

If you walk down the street, you will see popcorn packaged in Nylon been sold everywhere, in traffic congestion, you will see hawkers advertising “sweet popcorn” and persuading you to buy. It’s usually #100 and as cheap as it is, the sellers are making so much money based on quantities.

Have you ever noticed that there is always a label inside the popcorn that will give you the details about the seller and maker of the Popcorn. That is where the commercial comes in.

Those popcorn you see on the streets are not made by those guys and women selling them, there are people processing them in quantity and supply to them while they sell and make profit. Imagine your popcorn is amazing and you are supplying thousands retailers every day, that will add up and make a huge amount of money.

Being a popcorn supplier/Manufacturer is very lucrative and you can start processing popcorn in large quantity and be supplying to the retailers, hawkers, malls, supermarkets or even get a gig for a birthday party and more ceremonies in the city.

Popcorn business In Nigeria profits rough estimate
The profit potential is quite good and if you can take it to the next level, you will be assured of making even much more sales and profits. This actually depends on how creative and innovative you can be.

Also the profit margin will be determined by the location and how productive you are.
For instance,

If you produce 10,000 packs monthly and sell to the retailers at the price of (maybe) N70, the retailers will sell for N100 and make profit of N30 each.

The cost of producing a pack will not be more than N40 therefore you will be making profit of N30 each as well. With this projection, 10,000 packs will give you 10,000 x N30 = N300,000 of pure profit in a month!

If you can apply my strategy, I guarantee you will make more sells that anyone in the business. If you’re ready, here are the requirements you need to put in place to be in Popcorn business.

Requirements to start Popcorn Production Business

1. Basic Knowledge
Before starting the business you have to make sure you are familiar with the process of making popcorn. The only way to achieve this is to learn the process of making popcorn. Thanks to the internet, you don’t need to go to a school because there are tons of videos on Youtube that will teach you and get you started.

You can get someone to take you through the process at their own time and pace. This is always the best choice. You get someone who can walk you through the process. Or before you start fully, you can use some as experiments and for people around to taste and give their comments.

2. Choose a Good Location
Very important for any business and is not different for a popcorn business. When looking for place to site your business make sure it is a place where a lot of people are available and around.

You can site it where a lot of activities are going on like near markets or schools or business centers and major bus stop centers.
This is a business that can also be located in places that have few activities going on like residential areas especially if there is no competition, just make sure there are people around in their homes or work that will be available to patronize you.

3. Popcorn Maker Machine
This is the machine that helps in making and producing the pop corn. You can buy one for a start and as the business grows and customers increase you can add another machine.

Also when buying the popcorn maker machine try and choose the machine that can work with and without power supply. There are some of the machines that use gas. This is important as such machines that use gas will be needed when power is not available.

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4. Business Name
You will need a business name. At least this will be contained in the information that be as label inside the popcorn for easy contact.

5. Sealing Machine
Manual sealing machine cost N7,000 to N9,000 in the market, find out what the exact prices are and negotiate with the seller. Buy according to the number of workers you have more hands, more machine, and more productions.

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The [http://www.corpersforum.com/business-investments/pop-corn-business-in-nigeria/]manual sealing machine[/url] is powered by electricity while you control the sealing manually. You just position the popcorn filled nylon on the machine and pressed the ‘handle like’ controller on the nylon edge and it will be sealed by the hot rim. You will get better information on how to operate it from the accompanying literature!

6. Branded Nylon
The branding is where the big deal is. To stay ahead of competitors in this business, your strongest selling point should be your brand. Make sure your packaged nylon is well branded. It’s not enough to just write your business name and phone number on the nylon, create attractive brand for your popcorn business.

Take a clue from the eateries and see how their packages are professionally branded with good and quality designed pictures and graphics, complete with professional logo. That’s what sells in business — all popcorn are the same but your brand could make yours different in the eyes of consumers.

It doesn’t cost much to get a professional branding for your business, employ a professional graphic designers to do it for you. Then use the design for all your nylons and other items like the popcorn wrappers if you are using wrapping papers.

7. Bags of Corn
Your major raw material in this business is corn. Buy enough bags of corn depending on the quantity you wants to produce. You can get as many bags of corn as you want in Mile-12 market in Lagos.

For corn to pop, There should be certain amount of moisture within the corn, so that when heated makes it pop from the inside out, when a corn don’t get popped from inside out, it’s called a dud, which means there was not enough moisture in that corn. Look for sweet corn that contain enough moisture.

8. Sugar, Salt, Butter
You need sugar and salt and butter to make your popcorn taste great. These one are difficult to get, go to any shop near you and buy as much as you need.

Note: You need to get additional training on how to mix the sugar, butter, and salt and the desired quantity. You will also need to learn how to pop the corn.

Popocorn Packaging And Selling

There are several ways you can sell your popcorn. You can sell by:
• Wholesale
• Gift Baskets
• Tins
• Bags
You just need to be creative and be inventing different attractive methods that will entice people and make them love your popcorn.

Popcorn Business In Nigeria Marketing tips
Marketing is an important aspect of every business. You need to help people discover your product by telling them and showing them with every means.

There are many ways to advertise and further make your popcorn business known. You can choose to run an advert online or offline, depending on your target. You can even create awareness through your business cards, flyers, Facebook adverts, Instagram classified adverts on newspaper, television channels, radio station etc.

Meanwhile, there are other 101 ways to sell your popcorn and make cool cash within a month. Consider the following ways;

1. Target the street hawkers.
They sell the product faster and in large quantity. If you can get 10 hawkers, you will be sure of supplying them about 500 daily that is a whooping 13,000 monthly.

2. Talk to Supermarkets and shop owners
You will be surprised of the positive response you will get if your branding is attractive enough.

3. In carts
This is no doubt the easiest method to sell your popcorn. You can set up your cart anywhere that you’re sure people will buy. Anybody can do this business, including a student who’s looking for another way to survive on campus. In fact, doing this popcorn business in a school environment is destined to succeed.

Popcorn carts are about one of the easiest methods for selling popcorn. They are an instant buying and selling gratification.
Places and events where you can possibly set up your cart:

• Street corner
• Open air flea markets
• Community parks
• Theme parks
• Carnivals
• Fairgrounds
• Farmers market
• Sporting events
• Tailgating
• Home improvement stores
• Job sites
• Outdoor malls

4. Stores
This is what depicts a serious popcorn seller who have big dreams. Having your own shop or store is a huge milestone. In this case, you don’t need to run this business alone. Employ more staffs because this will increase production thereby bringing in more profits. This should be done in other to cover up major expenses like store rent, insurance, maintenance, repairs etc. The more people you have working for you, the faster you grow as an entrepreneur.

5. Gigs
You can run an advert or a promotion or tell as many people as possible about what you do and about your capability to supplier them for ceremonies like birthday, get together, leisure, house warming, side attractions and more. You could get a gig from ceremonies and take yourself to the next level.

6. Free Promo or Price slash
People like free things and slashed price. You could arrange a particular date of the month where you will sell for half of the price of offer free popcorn for the first set of your customers.

7. Target a busy area
This will really help as more people will discover you because you are open.
Another means of promotion is that when packaging the popcorn you can print or label your package with your name and address and other contact details for people interested to easily reach and patronize your business.

Before starting the business make sure you conduct a feasibility study and register the business as well as meet all the requirements of the government as this will help ensure a smooth start for the business.

Do you have any question or any assistance I can render in other to start this business, you should just go ahead and ask me below.

Bonus Popcorn Marketing And Advertising Strategies

Aside from the various ways to sell your popcorn products as described above, marketing and advertising can be an excellent means to get your brand out there into the public eye. Methods that you can plan to incorporate sooner or later:
• Online
• Billboards
• Business cards
• Flyers
• Signs
• Sponsorship
• Banners
• Coupons
• Radio
• TV
• Fundraisers
• Clothing

The market is open and limitless, you just have to be creative enough to be the best around.

NOW YOUR TURN

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Mistakes Parents Make When Traveling With Kids.

As a parent or would-be parent, travelling with your children for the first time can feel daunting and stress-inducing. From figuring out what to pack to being concerned for your child, these are the real fears of parents. Regardless, there are mistakes you should avoid when travelling with your children or kids. Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency, shares some of these mistakes.
Reducing screen time

In your house, you might have a policy about how much time your kids can spend playing games or watching movies on devices. But when you’re travelling, you might have to bend the rules a little to survive your travel. Make sure any device you’re bringing is fully loaded with approved videos and apps and allow them to have as much screen time as they want to keep them distracted.

Overplanning

You have ideas about what destination you want to visit during your trip, but remember that when you have kids, flexibility is everything. Just know that kids will create better memories – swimming in a vacation home pool and eating vacation food than they will trek or climb a mountain. It is really not difficult to satisfy them. In fact, it is probably better to allow the kids to decide where they want to go.

Choosing the wrong time of day to travel

You might not have your kids’ sleep cycle at the top of your mind when you’re trying to book an affordable flight, but if you have the flexibility to book based on your kid’s energy, sleep and food needs, it can be a huge help. You can choose a flight departure that is closest to your child’s bedtime and avoid day flights that mean your kids will be awake.

Not bringing entertainment or toys

It’s worth leaving space in your luggage for a few items that help entertain and soothe your kids. Pack your child’s favourite toy, animal or blanket so they can feel comfortable and at home wherever you are. Never forget their toys and entertainment if you want peace during your trip.

Overpacking

It’s not smart to under-pack when you’re travelling with kids. But, at the same, you don’t want to overpack. In your desire not to forget anything your kids might need, you risk bringing way too much, which only adds to stress. The rule of thumb should be to pack what is really important.

Source: Opinions.ng/Mistakes Parents Make When Traveling With Kids

Important Documents In Land Transactions. (must Read)

Land transactions is virtually happening everyday in Nigeria and some people who engage in it have little or no knowledge about the legal documents involved in this transaction.

Some people commit their finances without even knowing what title document the land they are about to buy holds.

This is why some people fall into the hands of scammers who rip them off their hard earned money and sell government acquisition land to them.

Below are some very important documents in real estate and their functions.

SURVEY PLAN
A Survey plan is a document that measures the boundary of a parcel of land to give an accurate measurement and description of that land. The people that handle survey issues are Surveyors and they are regulated by the office of the Surveyor general in Lagos as it relates to survey issues in Lagos. A survey plan must contain the following information:

1. The name of the owner of the land surveyed

2. The Address or description of the land surveyed

3. The size of the land surveyed

4. The drawn out portion of the land survey and mapped out on the survey plan document

5. The beacon numbers

6. The surveyor who drew up the survey plan and the date it was drawn up

7. A stamp showing the land is either free from Government acquisition or not

EXCISION
Land Use Decree on the 28th of March, 1978 that vested all lands in every state of the Federation under the control of the State Governors. The Land Use Act coupled with other laws made it possible for the Governor who was now the owner of all lands in the state to actually have the power to Acquire more lands compulsorily for its own public purpose to provide amenities for the greater good of the citizens.

Fortunately, the government recognizes that indigenes of different sections of the country have a right to existence . . . a right to the land of their birth. Hence, it is customary for state government to cede a portion of land to the original owners (natives) of each area.

An Excision means basically taking a part from a whole and that part that has been excised, will be recorded and documented in the official government gazette of that state. By having it recorded into the government document, it means the land Has now been gazetted.

GAZETTE
A Gazette is an Official record book where all special government details are spelt out, detailed and recorded

A gazette will show the communities or villages that have been granted excision and the number of acres or hectares of land that the government has given to them. It is within those excised acres or hectares that the traditional family is entitled to sell its lands to the public and not anything outside those hectares of land given or excised to them.

A Gazette is a very powerful instrument the community owns and can replace a Certificate of Occupancy to grant title to the Villagers. A community owning a gazette can only sell lands to an individual within those lands that have been excised to them and the community or family head of that land has the right to sign your documents for you if you purchase lands within those excised acres or hectares of land.

DEED OF ASSIGNMENT
A Deed of Assignment is an Agreement between the Seller of a Land or Property and a Buyer of that Land or property showing evidence that the Seller has transferred all his rights, his title, his interest and ownership of that land to that the Seller that has just bought land.

The Deed of Assignment has been exchanged between both parties, it has to be recorded in the land registry to show legal proof that the land has exchanged hands and the public should be aware of the transaction. Such recorded Deed of Assignment come in the form of either a Governor’s Consent or Registered Conveyance.

CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY
A Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) issued by the Lagos State Government officially leases Lagos land to you, the applicant, for 99 yrs. As already indicated above, all lands belong to the Government.

A C of O however is the officially recognized Document for demonstrating Right to a Land.
What happens after 99 years? That question is still subject of debate among experts. Most have adopted a wait-and-see attitude. Others postulate that as the new owner of the land, you the buyer, can renew the certificate of occupancy when it expires.

Always be 100% sure before committing your finances into any property.

50 Prophecies About Nigeria in 2018 By Apostle Johnson Suleiman.

Apostle(Prof) Johnson Suleman the President and founder of Omega Fire Ministries worldwide has released the prophecies for 2018

1. Economy to get better in Nigeria in 2018

2. Year of serial bombings in Nigeria

3. Imo State Governor to make governorship a family affair

4. Donald Trumps health needs attention

5. A new strategies of killing perceived political
enemies in Nigeria will arise

6. Wildfire outbreak in an American state

7. Manhunt for Ekiti state Governor by the Federal Government of Nigeria

8. Government of Nigeria to disobey court orders

9. God says ” Let Sambo Dasuki go”

10.President Buhari to be flown abroad on emergency

11. A former Nigerian military President laid to rest

12. Many bloggers to be arrested and jailed

13. Bola Tinubu to have public showdown with President Buhari

14. Robert Mugabe, former president of Zimbabwe, rest in peace

15. Political blackmail to be on the rise

16. I saw two great northern kings in open conflict

17. Church buildings collapse, tears, tears

18. EFCC boss to have major setback

19. Nollywood, new stars to take over

20. 2018 budget, Senate and presidency lockjam

21. NAFDAC to pray against fire disaster

22. Senate President To Be harassed embarrassed. Many publications and threatened arrest.

23. DSS boss, to attend to his health

24. Fresh charges against Abubakar Atiku and friends to be embarrassed

25. I saw major bombings in Egypt

26. Attempt on the life of Chief Femi Fani Kayode’s wife

27. South African Jacob Zuma to be humiliated

28. Atiku’s men will betray him

29. U.K bombings, biggest in history

30. Channels TV in court crisis

31. America, Canada, Asia, to experience hurricanes.

32. Ibe Kachikwu to be removed and replaced

33. NTA to pray against losing a top boss

34. Shoprite Lagos to beef up securities, I see a major raid.

35. I see Fulani herdsmen entering Lagos and Rivers State massively

36. Oh America, I see war in 2018

37. Let’s pray against train accident. I saw a train going out of the rail

38. I saw the naira gaining relevance

39. I see a new political party that will divide APC and PDP

40. 2019, power will not move from the North

41. I see serious politics against Osibanjo

42. Nigeria pray against air crash

43. I saw a young Nigerian musician experiencing major media attack sponsored by a fellow musician of same genre

44. Kardashian family, topsy-they in 2018

45. I see some Nollywood stars permanently leaving Nigeria for better opportunities

46. 2018, the year of the Army. So much military presence and control

47. Good luck Jonathan should pray not to be bereaved

48. Nnamdi Kanu to be embarrassed both locally and internationally

49. God will give people good health and there will be cure to incurable diseases

50. I see a group rising in the North and asking for their own nation. It’s political

These 6 Tips Will Help You Get An Ideal Job in 2018.

Has 2017 been hard on you? You get any luck on the job font yet? What could be the problem? Well, no one can say for sure that you haven’t gotten a job because of something you did or didn’t do. This is why we should be careful about our dos and don’ts in preparation for the coming year. We need to ensure that we’ve done everything humanly possible on our part to get a great job

First let’s review our resume
A few people have been using the same resume they typed about 3 years ago for all the jobs they’ve been applying for. You need to keep your resume updated keeping up with the constantly changing economic world. Sit down and look at your resume; strike out what needs to be stricken out and add what needs to be added.

Go over your skills; soft and hard skills
Each employer or recruiter has a set of skills they require for their job postings. You need to keep up with the flow. Brush your skills up and pick new skills if necessary depending on what employers need. Go over the skills you can offer an employer. Make a list of it so you know which jobs to apply for.

Create a significant online presence
It’s no news that the world has gone digital. Most recruiters go out of their way to search for their potential employee online. This is why you need to have a significant online presence. Set your Facebook and other social media pages that may contain inappropriate material or too much info about you to private. Also sign up for LinkedIn and create a detailed profile.

Don’t give up

It’s tiring submitting your CV/resume from place to place, getting your hopes up, only to have it crash down again. The experience is really daunting. However, don’t give up! Quitting is for losers. Keep going. Keep hanging on. Something will surely turn up soon.

Know what you want and go for it
It is common practice for people to apply for ‘any’ job out of desperation to get a job. Just because you need to pay bills, don’t lose sight of your career goals. Don’t just apply anywhere. Apply for jobs that tally with your skills, qualifications and goals.

Don’t forget networking;
Learn to be flexible on your job search. Job postings don’t always have to be online, you could hear about a great opportunity from relatives or other people within your network circle. Someone might even recommend you for a job opening at the company where they work or somewhere else. The truth is that with the way Nigeria is headed, it will be so much better if you can get someone on the inside of the company you’re applying at. Having someone on the insider increases your chances of getting the job. This Christmas season might be a great opportunity to network.

When these tips do work for you, as they will, don’t forget that you have a choice in this matter. Just because you’re being offered a job doesn’t mean you should jump on it. Take time to go through the offer and ensure that it suits all your needs both career wise, physically and financially. Get started now and who knows? You might be starting 2018 with a new job.