The ever-evolving job place, with growing access to the internet has driven E-conext to take a critical look at the nature of work, employment search and online education.
The e-learning platform, www.e-conext.com, recently identified online courses which will help develop new skillsets and alleviate poverty with global opportunities to work from home in companies like Facebook, Amazon in Europe and America while in Nigeria.
Online learning is a form of distance education that uses the internet to promote interaction between students and content, teachers, and other students. E-conext provides top courses ranging from content writing to digital marketing, emotional intelligence, programming, data entry, software development, supply chain, networking and internet security, customer relationship management and safety health.
During an interactive session, Mr Kennedy Ugege, Principal Consultant of Jungu Media and E-conext partner in Nigeria, shed more light on different courses which are delivered via blogs, podcast, webinars, online chats, discussion boards and virtual study jams:
- Content writing involves producing documents that are suited to the requirements, comprehension level, and background of its readers. The course trains participants how to avoid common writing pitfalls, and structure your writing effectively.
- Digital Marketing provides goals and methods so you can plan the best strategy and mix for different organizations. It surveys a variety of methods and tools for reaching customers at every stage of their decision-making process, with a focus on social media marketing.
- Emotional Intelligence explores the power of emotions and the concept of emotional intelligence via discussions of competencies in the areas of self-awareness, self-management, empathy, and relationship management.
- Programming on various levels of Java Programming for beginners, intermediate and advanced participants. The course is just as helpful for a beginner as it is for systems engineers, web application developers, mobile app developers, software engineers and other potential student with a technical background.
- Data Entry basically teaches the act of entering information into electronic formats by using word processing or data processing software.
- Software Development looks at the common set of methodologies used when creating programs with a variety of programming languages. Here you will explore how to create programs, what decision structures are, and identify the basics of object-oriented programming.
- Supply Chain demonstrates to consumers the suppliers and sub-contractors that companies engage vis-à-vis favourable human rights practices. The course also sheds more light on corporate social responsibility in this context, confronting exploitation in labor and supply chains against human trafficking activities.
- Networking and Internet Security is the concept of network architecture bringing together network devices, services, models, cabling, topologies and the different WAN technologies to configure network services such as DHCP and DNS.
- Customer Relationship Management helps professional workers find better ways to manage and grow their business while training others to effectively utilize the features of a Free CRM software.
- Health & Safety provides an in depth guide to the responsibilities of employers and employees at work and everyone in the workplace.
The E-conext platform parades a diverse and multinational team of experts across the globe with the central hub in Zurich, Switzerland. The online platform has a software group with over 20 years of industry experience and a client base spanning more than 10 countries on a month-by-month increase.
Buhari Swears-in Bello Shehu as RMAFC Chairman
By Adedapo Adesanya
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, August 17 swore in the newly appointed Chairman of the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), Mr Mohammed Bello Shehu.
The new RMAFC chairman was administered an oath in the council chamber of the State House in Abuja just before the president presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting.
Speaking with journalists after the swearing-in, Mr Shehu explained that although the task ahead of him is daunting, he is certain that the commission will assist the Buhari-led administration to block leakages.
He also noted that he will assist the appropriate bodies to generate more revenue for the Federation and implement its constitutional responsibility.
As one of the 14 constitutional Commissions, the RMAFC chairman maintained that he will ensure that the commission’s independence is upheld as enshrined within the Constitution.
Alongside the president, others physically in attendance at the FEC meeting included the Secretary to Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha; Chief of Staff to the President, Mr Ibrahim Gambari; and National Security Adviser, Maj. Gen. Babagana Mungonu (rtd).
Others were Ministers of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, and Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami; Mines and Steel Development, Mr Olamilekan Adegbite, Niger Delta, Mr Umana Umana; Power, Mr Abubakar Aliyu, Sports, Mr Sunday Dare; Water Resources, Mr Suliaman Adamu, Science and Technology, Mr Olorunibe Mamora.
Also in attendance were the Ministers of Water Resources, Federal Capital Territory, Mr Mohammed Bello, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, Agriculture, Mohammed Abubakar, Aviation, Mr Hadi Sirika, Mines and Steel Development, Mr Olamilekan Adegbite and Minister of State Education, Mr Goodluck Opia.
The Vice President, Mr Yemi Osinbajo joined virtually as well as the Head of Service of the Federation, Mrs Folashade Yemi-Esan and other ministers.
Hann Succeeds Chimphondah as Shelter Afrique CEO
By Aduragbemi Omiyale
Shelter Afrique has announced the appointment of Mr Thierno-Habib Hann as its new chief executive officer, replacing Mr Andrew Chimphondah, who left the company early this year.
A statement from the Nairobi-based pan African housing development financier disclosed that Mr Hann brings to the company over 20 years of experience in housing finance, capital markets and structured finance.
According to the chairman of Shelter Afrique, Mr Ephraim Bichetero, the selection of the new CEO was very competitive, based on merit and competence.
He is expected to strengthen governance, be an embodiment of the values of the organisation and drive the investment strategy of the firm focused on delivering large-scale affordable housing.
“Mr Hann has extensive international experience in housing finance, capital markets and structured finance, set-up and management of investment funds with banking and multilateral institutions, spanning over 20 years.
“He brings with him a wealth of leadership experience in development and investment, sharp insight in the real estate landscape and a strong track record of delivery. Over the years, he has developed housing finance transactions in the US, Latin America and Eastern Europe, valued over $32 billion,” Mr Bichetero said.
Business Post gathered that Mr Hann will not resume office at the moment because he currently serves as the Asia/Pacific Lead for housing finance at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) based in Bangkok, where he leads the strategy development and implementation of the housing finance program with a portfolio of over $2 billion.
He will join the organization at the end of his current contract with IFC and in the interim, Mr Muwowo will continue to serve as Acting Managing Director.
Mr Hann, a native of Guinea, began his career at the consulting firm Arthur Andersen, LLC as a Senior Consultant in Financial Services and Capital Markets in New York City.
He has worked at JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs as Manager and Vice President respectively and led investment teams issuing mortgage-backed securities (RMBS/CMO), and credit derivatives (CDS) in these organizations.
He also served at the World Bank Group as the Private Sector Development Program Manager in Guinea, responsible for designing and implementing the business climate improvement program, while developing a bankable pipeline of investments and government advisory projects in strategic sectors of the economy.
Electricity Workers Threatens Strike from Today
By Adedapo Adesanya
Organised labour has directed workers in the power sector to down tools and commence an indefinite strike from Wednesday, August 17 over pending labour issues with the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).
The National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) on Tuesday demonstrated at the headquarters of the TCN in Abuja.
They complained about the alleged failure of the federal government to pay the entitlement of former staff of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) in December 2019.
The aggrieved workers under the aegis of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) said this is a prelude to an indefinite strike action expected to commence today.
In a circular entitled “call to action”, the General Secretary of NUEE, Mr Joe Ajaero, directed them to ensure total compliance, vowing to paralyse operations of TCN nationwide over what they consider “anti-masses activities.”
This means the nation’s electricity supply crisis could worsen from Wednesday following this decision if an impasse is not reached.
“You are hereby enjoined to mobilise immediately for a serious picketing of TCN Headquarters and stations nationwide over the directive by the TCN Board that all PMs in acting capacity going to AGM must appear for a promotion interview,” the circular read.
“This directive is in contravention of our conditions of service and career progression paths, and unilaterally done without the relevant stakeholders.
‘’This action takes effect from Tuesday 16th August 2022 and total withdrawal of services commences on Wednesday 17th August 2022. Ensure full compliance in all the stations nationwide.”
This will not be the first time electricity workers will threaten to put the nation in darkness. On May 18, the union issued a 14-day ultimatum to the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, MD/CEO of the company.
In the circular titled “Unresolved issues on the year 2021 promotion exercise and others,” the union threatened to down tools at the expiration of the ultimatum if its grievances were not addressed.
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