Open Jobs At Punch Newspaper

Punch Nigeria Limited, publishers of The Punch, Saturday Punch and Sunday Punch, is employing to fill the positions of

Job Title: 
Chief Correspondents
Location:
 Lagos
Requirements

  • Applications are welcome from experienced, ethically- minded and high-flying journalists from across Nigeria and beyond.
  • Candidates, who are expected to be numerate, must have a minimum of a first degree and a proven track record.

Job Title: Senior Correspondents
Location:
 Lagos
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I See A New Nigeria Filled With Love – Jonathan

 

 

 

President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday assured Nigerians that the security challenges facing the country, especially in the North Eastern states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa are euphemeral which the nation will overcome.

The President who spoke yesterday at a thanksgiving service to conclude the centenary celebration urged Nigerians to show more love to one another. Continue reading

SUCCESS: Nigeria Gets First World Certified Coach

Head coach of Tony International Gymnastics, Abuja, Anthony Asuquo has emerged the first Nigerian coach to be certified by the world gymnastics body, International Federation of Gymnastics (FIG).

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The gymnastic tactician who just returned from South Africa where the training programme was held expressed delight to have acquired the certificate.

“I wouldn’t say I am the best in Nigeria but I was opportuned to be there for the training. It was an FIG course and this course certifies you as  gymnastics coach all over the world just as in the case of FIFA license.

“The course is run once in four years. I gained a lot in South Africa because I was able to learn about anatomy, bi-mechanics, psychology and trying to fix gymnastics in the proper way and every other thing you need to impart in a gymnast to become a champion,” he said.

“These and the flexibility aspects of gymnastics are what have been missing in me but I’m better prepared now as a coach.”

He said having gone through the course; he was now well positioned to groom world champions in Nigeria.

“I have started training (the athletes) since I returned from South Africa. I have seen how it is done over there and I am determined to impart same into Nigerians.”

NNPC Denies Conniving With Swiss Oil Firms To Defraud Nigeria

FROM LEFT:NNPC, GROUP MANAGING DIRECTOR, MR ANDREW YAKUBU (R), WITH MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE JOINT COMMITTEE ON PETROLEUM RESOURCES DOWNSTREAM, UPSTREAM AND JUSTICE, INVESTIGATING THE ALLEGED CONNIVANCE OF NNPC WITH SWISS OIL DEALERS TO ROB NIGERIA IN ABUJA ON TUESDAY (25/2/14).

FROM LEFT:NNPC, GROUP MANAGING DIRECTOR, MR ANDREW YAKUBU (R), WITH MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE JOINT COMMITTEE ON PETROLEUM RESOURCES DOWNSTREAM, UPSTREAM AND JUSTICE, INVESTIGATING THE ALLEGED CONNIVANCE OF NNPC WITH SWISS OIL DEALERS TO ROB NIGERIA IN ABUJA ON TUESDAY (25/2/14).

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Tuesday debunked claims that the corporation connived with Swiss oil companies to defraud Nigeria.

Mr Andrew Yakubu, Group Managing Director of the corporation, made the denial at the investigative hearing on the alleged connivance of NNPC and Swiss oil companies to defraud Nigeria of billions of dollars. Continue reading

Geophysicist Job At Baker Hughes

Baker Hughes is a leading supplier of oilfield services, products, technology and systems to the worldwide oil and natural gas industry. By being the service company that best anticipates, understands and exceeds our customers’ expectations, Baker Hughes Advances Reservoir Performance.

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Position: Geophysicist

Employment Status: Full Time Regular

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As a leader in the energy consulting sector, GCA offers opportunities for qualified people who want to grow in our high performance organization. GCA is an international advisory firm focused on providing integrated technical and managerial services to all sectors of the oil and gas industry. Continue reading

Yobe Attack: Islamic Cleric Loses 6 Sons

An Islamic cleric, Imam Lawan Alkali, who lost six of his male children at the recent attack on Government Secondary School, Mamudo has condemned the attack by gunmen suspected to be members of Boko Haram sect, even as he kicked against government’s plan to negotiate with the group.

boko-haram-400x300_8Imam Lawan Alkali explained his ordeal in Mamudo and revealed that those who massacred his sons will be dealt by the almighty Allah, even before they perish as according to him, Islam abhors violence.

The cleric, who lost six boys in the attack, said that he had taken the incident in good faith as whatever happens to a man had already been ordained by Allah. “He takes and gives,” he said. Continue reading

Aftermath Of 67-0 Goal Glut: Losing Side Owner Disbands Team.

Shuaibu-Gara Ahmed Gambo, Owner, Babayaro FC.

Shuaibu-Gara Ahmed Gambo, Owner, Babayaro FC.

 

In the wake of the 67-0 goal glut suffered by Babayaro FC in the hands of Police Machine in a crucial tie, the owner of the Nigerian side has disowned and disbanded the club.

Police Machine and Plateau United Feeder were gunning for promotion to the lowest tier of the Nationwide League Division, tied on the same points pending the ensuing tie with Babayaro FC and Akruba respectively.

Their chances of promotion hinged on goal difference and thus the story goes- Police Machine went on to defeat Babayaro FC 67-0, while Plateau United Feeder won Akruba 79-0 in an encounter played simultaneously. It has been reported both United Feeder and Machine scored 72 and 61 goals after the interval.

The final result would have meant Plateau United gained promotion at the expense of their rival, but the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has suspended the four clubs involved and termed the “scandalous” result “mind-boggling.”

Shuaibu-Gara Ahmed Gambo, Babayaro owner, who wasn’t chanced to witness the encounter, told BBC Sport he has ordered the team not to play the match but he was ignored by team officials.

“As soon as I heard the result, I disbanded the team,” Gambo said.

“It is disappointing that some people would bring the game to disrepute out of desperation.

“I have written a petition to the (state) police in Bauchi to investigate this shame and arrest anyone found to be involved,” club owner Gambo added.

Reports claim both officials and players immediately disappeared after the Babayaro match, making every attempt to arrest the culprits difficult.

Many have wondered how such a heavy scoreline could be witnessed in a ‘football’ match. Witnesses of the two matches said is owed to questionable refereeing decisions, club officials rather than ball boys returned the balls into play immediately after goals and inexplicable added time.

A journalist who witnessed the Babayaro versus Police machine match (pleaded anonymity) told BBC Sport:

“In the second half, we started witnessing outrageous own goals, free-kicks and terrible goalkeeping.

“Feeders blasted goal after goal past Babayaro. Officials of the club turned into emergency ball boys, instead of retrieving the ball from the net, they quickly threw another ball into the centre circle.

“It was ridiculous, because the losing side didn’t make any effort and officiating was abysmal, with controversial calls being made and unaccounted additional minutes played.

“Some people were on their mobile phone updating officials at the other venue.”

FG Secures $500m Loan From China For Construction Of Airport Terminals

President Goodluck Jonathan with China's President Xi Jinping

President Goodluck Jonathan with China’s President Xi Jinping

The Federal Government has finally signed a $500m loan agreement with China for the construction of four international airport terminals in Abuja, Lagos, Port Harcourt and Kano.

The loan, which was one of many agreements and Memorandum of Understandings signed by both countries, was approved in Beijing on Wednesday as President Goodluck Jonathan formally commenced a two-day state visit to China. Continue reading