Venue: Ikeja Plot 71, Isheri-Ogunnisi Road, Akiode Bus Stop, Ojodu, Berger

Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 and Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Time: 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM (WAT)

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 More than 40% of the unemployed and underemployed in Nigeria engage in small skilled labour or what some term as unskilled or Vocations. While the debate rages on as to whether entrepreneurs are born or made, one thing can’t be disputed: polishing certain SKILLs can help you be a better entrepreneur.

Venue: Lagos Mainland Success gate, 2, Thomas Salako Street, Adjacent tantalizer, Ogba, Lagos

Date: Saturday, October 17, 2015

Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (WAT)

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download (2) Donald A. Wehrung International Student Award can be renewed for up to three additional years of undergraduate study, or to degree completion, whichever is less, provided the recipient achieves satisfactory academic standing in their faculty, continues to demonstrate financial need, and maintains their Canadian Study Permit (visa).

Application deadline: December 10, 2015.

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logoThis event is organized for both existing and new business entrepreneurs venturing into cleaning business services. All participants will be given complete training on how to start, manage and grow their cleaning business.

Venue: 37 Osolo Way, Off International Airport Road, Ajao Estate, Lagos

Date: Saturday, October 17, 2015

Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (WAT)

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download (1)After 3pm, you’re counting the minutes to clock out time. You’re finding it hard to concentrate. You don’t feel to finish your duties. You’re easily distracted. You take more frequent bathroom breaks. And bed, pillows and nap are at the top of your ‘if I was Aladdin’ list.

We have all been there. Being able to keep going when all the other non-Energizer Bunnies have fallen, will set you apart and well on your way to coveted recognition, a promotion or a little something extra (maybe like money) at the end of the month.

If you’re like most of those who suffer from the 3pm crash, try these helpful slump-busters and learn how to stay productive longer.

Chocolate? No!

Eat something healthy instead. You only want that Bubbly and Wine Gums because your blood sugar drops a few hours after you eat – which is a normal human body thing. Refueling with luxuries after a Sweets from Heaven shopping spree might give you a little boost but only for a while. And then there’s that hard crash afterwards… Be afraid, be very afraid…

Rather: Act like the responsible adult that you are and opt for a fruit, raisins, almonds, a cup of herbal tea, or a wholewheat cracker with cheese,

Walk? Yes!

Sitting for long periods of time can lead to all sorts of health problems, not to mention fatigue. Make a point of getting up every now and then, whether it’s to go to the bathroom, chat about a work-related problem or go for a quick walk around your building.

Remember: The quick walk will give you just the boost of energy you need.

Industry news? Yes!

Perhaps you need a little change of scenery on your computer screen. If you’ve heard of the internet, this should be easy. Take some time out to catch up on industry-related trends and the latest news in your field. Then share interesting revelations with colleagues– it’ll inspire new ideas and help you to be seen as a valuable employee.

Good to know: Healthy social interaction can also do wonders for your team’s spirit.

To-do list? Yes!

If you find that you really can’t concentrate even after trying all of the above, rather than being completely unproductive, try organising your tasks for the next day. Set up your to-do list, clear unnecessary emails, sort your existing emails, ensure all your work is backed up and organise your work folders.

Finally: If you really are finding it difficult to concentrate on work, don’t waste the last few hours of your time – organise your schedule to make sure your next day is more productive.

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Do you ever have days in the office where you just can’t seem to focus and get stuck into a project? Well, despite what managers expect, this is completely normal; it is unrealistic to think that employees can be productive for all the hours of the working day. So, what should you do? The most important thing is to know what time of day you will be most productive and exert yourself during these hours. According to the Harvard Business Review this is how you should plan your working day.


This graph shows that, after the working day begins, it takes a few hours for workers to reach their peak levels of productivity and alertness – generally around 11am. This is when you should schedule your most important work or tasks for the day. This peak does not last too long, however, as after lunch energy levels begin to decrease with employees hitting an all-time low around 3pm. This would be the perfect time of day to have a ‘coffee nap’ if convenient, or to carry out some of the less important tasks of the day. After the 3pm dip, motivation and energy levels start to increase again until they reach the second peak of the day at 6pm.

Now, it’s known that most people currently spend their mornings answering emails, a mundane task which eats into your most productive working hours. You are then forced to do the most important work after lunch, just when your brain and alertness is on the decrease.

So, why not take the time to plan and schedule your day to maximise your productivity? In short, do all your most important work between the hours of 11am and 1pm, and save your least important work until around 3pm when your brain is frazzled.

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flyer_gpac_scholarshipAre you a Nigerian national, younger than 40 and interested in Governance research? Apply for the Ekwueme scholarship offered within the Dual Career PhD programme in Governance and Policy Analysis (GPAC2). The scholarship will start in March 2016 and will be offered every other year.

Application deadline: October 15, 2015

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