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THE BORROWER - Some people ehn, I don't really know if it is lack of home training or Lack of NYSC training, they can borrow anything.

How will you come to camp and ask someone you just met to borrow you his sponge and bathing soap?

What if the person is unfortunate?

What if his village people are observing him on VAR?

These ones don't even want to know that there is limit to borrowing things.

You will borrow charger, slippers, bucket, detergent, brush, toothpaste, or just name it...

Is it that you were forced to nysc Camp ni?

Don't Sha goan borrow something Tha will reduce the megabytes of your glory.

BORROWERS x2 -

there are two sets here.

The first ones will borrow but will legit not return because it's in their blood, they lack NYSC ETIQUETTE 101.

But you see the other Anini's, the kleptos, this one can steal your soul if they get the opportunity.

How can you steal plastic spoon? Ahn ahn? Steal bailer, brush, toothpaste, clips, buckets, white shirts, pant n bra, cream, sponge and soap.

One day you will goan steal someone's personal effect that has been cursed. You wee know that madness is real.

Sha return my bucket and my bailer, you have made the join the first borrower gang.

OMO MUMMIES - these ones ehn, their case is special. It's not that they are from one rich family like that oh.

No oh, but they will be like "I can't eat kitchen food, I can't eat beans, I can't drink pap, I can't eat only one meat," whereas, them no dey use fish chop for house.

So we that our meal ticket has been ticked like PPA attendance, we are mad Abi?

You will be wasting your money at maamy market but you will still be borrowing bucket to baff - can you see that you mistakenly packed your village people in your luggage while coming to camp? No worry na

PHILANDERERS - when some people were coming to camp, they had 2GB of destiny, but when they are going back, I pray they still have 25MB. they are always jumping from one girl to the other.

You will see them at mammy water with efom, you will see them in the hall with titi, and still see them at the red cross shade with Rita. Oshey trinity corper, 3 - in - 1 otondo.

Your 1,800 na woman collect am. You collect bicycle allowance na woman collect am. We don't need an herbalist to know that your allowee will follow yansh.

We that have decided to look away from all immoralities, are we mad?

SPRING ROLLS - you will see them in red cross, quarter guard, band, parade, dance and drama, SAED, WAED, Carol, debate, sanitation, platoon leader, hostel president, security...

Uncle easy, NYSC is not running away now.

What if you collapse? One step at a time now. You lack focus, ehn, you lack focus.

Pick something and do it very well, don't goan be uselessly filling spaces, hence, stopping people who would make better impact look from the background.

Na this kain people you go give mic for worship ground and they won't pass it to the next person.

If you desperately want to work, AI hostel needs sweepers and cleaners oh...

WAY MAKER - these ones ehn, with all the restrictions and rules, they will still find a way to do it.

They can't hold body. If they are not dancing to that Naira Marley's popular song, they are finding the best Mammy spot for it. Besides, wait, how can you come to camp and fall in love to the point of doing It?

What is she's cursed, unfortunate, damaged, trapped, bewitched, enchanted?

For a girl to meet you in camp and allow you to do it, it's not normal, she's either an addict, a pervert or it's spiritual. But uncle just wants to enter any hole. Sha don't goan enter hole that has snake in it.

And if Lady Doris Eromsen catch you, sha know that the color of your cloth will change earlier than expected.

One word is enough for a corper.

ANGELINA JOLIE'S - the slay mama's, they Wan go man o war drill, they make up, them dey hot sun, they make up. Paint face, paint facts, paint figures like michelango.

You are coming to NYSC Camp with a massive WMD behind you, and yet, it's that short kit you could get?

Why is your short always entering into your office?

In case no one is telling you aunty, your short is transparent, we are seeing terrible things.

Some of us have home training but you have spoilt everything. If you dress decently, will you die? All because of Mammy Market.

Look sexy, not cheap. Well, what do I know?

(WMD is Weapon of Mass Destruction.)

THE MATRESS GANG - you think you have a sleeping talent? Then you have never been to an NYSC lecture. People are sleeping out here man.

If no be for NYSC officials wey dey enter guys, some people ready to sleep throughout a four hour lecture.

They tilt their head back, press their legs forward, put a cap on the head positioning it to cover the face and nose, or just use a sunglasses - yes, El Dorado here we come.

OBS PUNDITS -

"I am 3356 from platoon 6. I want to send a shout out to Victor, he's the highest goal scorer in platoon 10, I really have a crush on him, tell him 'I love you baby' for me"

Oshey eyan Granite crusher.

If your village people are not making fruit salad with your glory, You met someone in camp, barely 5 days, and you are already doing PDA (Public Display of Affection) on radio.

What happened to your bf in school?

He is on strike?

Later you will be shouting "all men are scum" after Victor has scored many goals and you still received a red card.

Abeg leave our Victor for us, make he know go play penalty go throw in.

Always texting OBS crushing on every body in camp.

IMITATORS - na this set I hate most.

Them go just stay behind the door start to dey shout "GET OUT, DOUBLE UP, WHAT ARE YOU DOING THERE."

So in your mind you are imitating soldier Abi.

Don't you have human conscience?

You go just dey wake person anyhow, they put unnecessary tension for person body.

If you don't desist from this act, don't lemme say God will trick you with a miracle. I dey vex.

PLEASE ADD YOUR OWN LOL

AS WRITTEN BY DARA AYODEJI MARVELOUS

TIPS YOU REALLY NEED IN CAMP.

Don't shout back at an officer - it's a trap.

Don't be unnecessarily proud. You don't know who you are talking to, don't be your own downfall.

Don't jump at every body, everyone will not be your friend.

Don't be lousy.

Be tidy, pick dirts, greet people, smile, be reserved and flatter people.

Don't steal, manage, you won't die.

Don't tell the camp director "I love you baby" she's your village people representative - you can be decorpered - sorry, dekitted.

AS WRITTEN BY DARA AYODEJI MARVELOUS
Okokomaiko Of Mass communication AAUA

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Many have been expectant and patiently waiting for the response from the Abduction of Amuta Abraham by Boko Haram in Bornu State, a Batch “B” Corp Member with Registration Number: BO18B0667, was abducted on the 10th of April on his way to church with two others.

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Yesterday makes it 9 months to his abduction, the question really is

Till when will he be released?
How long are will going to wait?

We know how long it too to get some Chibok girls out not even all. Yesterday the DG of NYS , Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, Wednesday visited the family of Abraham in Jos, Plateau state

Where he spoke to the parents of the Corps member, Mr. Daniel Ochogwu Amuta and Mrs. Esther Amuta, that the Scheme is "fully committed to the rescue of Abraham. And that they are working with relevant agencies to ensure that he is released unhurt and reunited with the family."

This is hope, but till when, we all know that the whole nation is committed to rescuing girls and it too so long to get some back. Till when for our beloved Abraham return home and to safety.

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FRSC and NYSC collaboration, following the meeting between NYSC DG and the FRSC boss on Wednesday 4th December 2019

Boboye Oyeyemi, corps marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), says no driver should transport corps members leaving orientation camp from 6pm.

He gave the warning during the FRSC end-of-the-year meeting with transport union stakeholders, in Abuja, on Tuesday.
The meeting is one of the programmes done in preparation for the end of the year activities. It particularly looks at how vehicular accidents can be reduced during the festive periods.

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members for Batch C Stream II had resumed orientation camps on November 28 and would end December 19.

Boboye said any driver that transports the corps members from 6pm above, will face serious consequences.

“No transport union should convey any corp member and those leaving the orientation camp on Thursday, December 19, 2019 from 6pm. Any vehicle that violates this order will be dealt with seriously, as the FRSC is committed to the safety of lives and properties,” he said.
“I want to urge the state coordinators of different NYSC orientation camps to send signals to the corps members to be aware of the information. This has become necessary to address road accidents and crashes that occur during the festive periods across the country.

The safety of the youths, goods and Nigerians’ lives at large is our major concern.”

The FRSC also boss urged corps members to use motor parks while boarding vehicles. He urged them to avoid roadside vehicles for security reasons.

He called on the transporters to reduce prices of transportation fares for corps members in order to make it affordable for them.

“This is the main reason why you see corps members boarding vehicles at night and, sometimes, on the roadside,” he said.

“The belief is that the prices of transportation would reduce at night by boarding at the roadside. This is not safe at all.”

In reaction, Yusuf Adeniyi, national secretary, Road Transport Employer’s Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), said the directive will be complied with, adding that the transportation fare will be reduces for corps members during the period.

“We will direct all the offices nationwide to bring down the prices and provide good vehicles for their safety,” he said.

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Passive income generation for corp members

This for every Corper or Prospective Corps Members who is thinking what can I do to make extra money while I don't touch my allawee during my service year

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Note what works for someone else might not work for you. So just find the convinent one that fit into your PPA schedule and area

1. Tutoring

This is one of the easiest businesses you can start during NYSC. You first start it as home tutoring or coaching then extend it to lesson centre. There may be a bit competitive in some locality and where that exists, you must try to show some level of expertise. Many parents are willing to pay for children home tutoring.

2. Photographer and videographer

This is another small business idea to start during NYSC. The advent of camera phone have reduced the lucrative nature of this business, however the business is still somewhat profitable.

3. Mini computer business centre (mainly photocopying, laminating and typing)

With 3 in 1 HP printer, laptop or desktop; you can start a mini computer business centre. This you can site close to your family house or school area depending on your residential area. There is lots profit in this business.

4. Game and life fitness centre

If you are the game type, you can open a game and fit centre. Youths of these days enjoys games so much. There are different games you can start like; table tennis, weight lift, chess game in addition to personal fitness exercise room. This is usually lucrative if you are posted to the city for your primary assignment.

5. Research Award project centre

Setting up research award project centre in conjunction with those had passed out from NYSC service can be a profitable venture. Local, state and federal award are what every NYSC corper member is aiming for. So, setting up a centre that will see to this and help corp member achieve it can be lucrative.

6. Seminar and workshop centre
7. Career development centre
8. Website development and designing
9. Computer and laptops repairs
10. Hairstylist

This business will best suit female corp member but I have male corp member making money as hairstylist.

11. Beads knitting and selling
12. Cloth designing and tailoring
13. Blogging

Blogging is an online business which you can be doing on your spare time or at leisure. You can start this business at any locality in as much as there is availability of internet connection and you have your own laptop or desktop. For more information on blogging, you can read this now; how to start a success blogging in Nigeria. You can also read this; how to a blog, grow traffic and make money.

14. Trading

Trade is the most common business for NYSC corp member. So, you can start trading. Most corp members posted to North buy product there and send to east for selling.

15. Fresh fruit Juice production

If you posted to a town like Lagos, kano, Onitcha, partharcourt, Aba, etc; these towns are highly business area. You can easily start up fresh fruit production in these towns and it will sell very well.

More on business to during NYSC

• Liquid soap and detergent production
• Perform and body deodorant production
• Haircut and barbing saloon

There are some factors that will likely affect your overall success in any of the above business idea. These factors include;
• The locality/state where you are posted for NYSC
• Your business orientation
• Passion
• Dedication
• Hard work
• Capital
• Skill

So, try as much as to factor in these factors when thinking of business to do during NYSC. As I have already said, you don’t to wait until you pass out from NYSC before you start up a business. That one year NYSC period is the best time to start.


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A lady identified as Praise Folorunsho serving in Kebbi was buried on Thursday after she died in tragic accident.

An aggrieved online user who shared the pathetic story wrote....

'TODAY 4TH DECEMBER MAKE IT A MONTH YOU LEFT FOR KEBBI STATE, TO OBEY THE CLARION CALL TO SERVE THE NATION.
LITTLE DID I KNOW THAT, THAT WILL BE THE LAST DAY, TIME AND MOMENT I WILL SEE YOU.
YOU LEFT WITH HOPE, ZEAL AND COURAGE TO CHAMPION THE GOSPEL OVER THERE.
BUT YOU NEVER CAME BACK TO US, AS YOU SAID. RATHER YOUR LIFE JOURNEY ENDED IN KADUNA IN A GHASTLY MOTOR ACCIDENT.
YOUR EXIT IS PAINFUL TO BEAR, BUT GOD KNOWS WHY.5dea6a0e5e3d5

TODAY 4TH DECEMBER, 2019 YOU WERE LAID TO REST FINALLY TO MOTHER EARTH AND YOUR SOUL RESTING IN PEACE IN THE BOSOM OF OUR REDEEMER.
FAREWELL TWENNY
WE SHALL SEE, AS YOU TOLD ME., BUT WHEN AND WHERE?'
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Today let us answer a major question

HOW DO I WRITE A LETTER TO NYSC SECRETARIAT?

You will be able to know how to write acceptable letter for any reason you want has a corp member. For easy access to all the letter you might need and to avoid embarrassment just follow the format. Here are the format letters with pics to see and replicate them.

Format Letter;

Permission to travel

Clearance letter Here

Letter of reposting Here

Medical leave letter Here

Medical bill refund letter Here

Personal CDS letter Here

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The Management of the National Youth Service Corps Scheme notes with trepidation the attack on FC Ifeanyi Ubah Football Club by some daredevil gunmen dressed in NYSC uniform.

While Management sincerely commiserates with the notable football team over the attack which sadly resulted in severe bodily harm to the bus driver who was shot and some team members who also sustained injuries, it wishes to dissociate the National Youth Service Corps from the dastardly attack, as Corps Members neither bear arms, nor carryout stop - and - search.

Management wishes to reiterate that under the NYSC Act CAP N84 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004, it is a criminal offence for any person who is not a member of the Corps to put on NYSC uniform or any part of it.

Management therefore calls on law enforcement agencies, especially the Police and Department of State Services to immediately apprehend and prosecute any unqualified person caught in NYSC uniform since such person poses a big threat to national security.

In the same vein, the Corps will spare no effort in shielding the uniform from unwarranted abuses by some film makers, as well as comedians who employ NYSC uniform as costume, without first and foremost seeking express permission from the Scheme to do so. Henceforth, the full weight of the law will be brought to bear on such culprits.

As Management wishes the injured team members speedy recovery, the Director - General of the Scheme, Brig Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim in the same vein admonishes all Corps Members to, at all times make their identity cards readily available for identification.

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It came so fast we were still preparing for convocation when the registration started for Batch C stream 1.I and my friends had preferred states in mind,we asked friends who served already for advice on the states to pick,fast forward we were to pick States and Lagos,Abuja wasn't on the portal well we move even if it broke a lot of people's heart.The states I picked were
Kano
Oyo
Edo
Borno,

I'll say Borno was the last on my mind and in as much as I wanted to serve in the North I expected to be given Kano.
Convocation came and went NYSC became the next on our minds. My friend who saw hers first saw Kogi,I was laughing and in my mind worse come to worse I'm given Borno I'll redeploy I didn't know I was joking,another set of friends checked they were both given Enugu okay the network was bad so I couldn't check on my phone, late that Friday when the whole family has slept I knew my fate it is Borno. And that was how the journey began.

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The National Accreditation Board (NAB) has said it is working on a legislation to ban the use of honorary degree titles.

NAB boss, Dr Kingsley Nyarko said some people are abusing the honorary degrees by buying them for as much as $12,000 from certain institutions.

Speaking to journalists at a seminar organised by NAB for some selected media houses in Kumasi on Thursday, 28 November 2019, Dr Nyarko said the honorary degrees are meant to be part of achievement but not to be used as titles.

He said some institutions that award these degrees are not even accredited.

Dr Nyarko indicated that the abuse of the Doctorate titles has the potential to affect doctorial programmes offered in tertiary institutions, and NAB will not sit aloof for that to happen.

He said: “Our worry is that the practice is being abused mainly as a result of financial considerations. We know some of these institutions who are conferring honorary doctorial titles to persons ask them to pay as much as $12,000 then it becomes a business activity and that is what we are against.

“When persons get this honour deservingly, they are not supposed to use the titles, the titles are meant to be part of their achievements as a decoration or on their CVs.

“If we don’t check this abuse of academic titles it will undermine the quest of persons to earn these degrees. If persons know they can obtain these honorary doctorial titles by paying, the motivation to study and contribute to knowledge to earn a doctorial title will not be there and if we are not careful gradually, we are going to kill the interest of persons who want to legitimately acquire this degree by enrolling in accredited institutions and going through the programme to attain this qualification…”

Dr Nyarko, therefore, called on the media to stop adding the titles to the names of people who have received honorary degrees when publishing stories about them.

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Its after you must have graduated that you will understand that those who were in the house five years after school are not actually lazy.😂😂 Although some are unemployable due to lack of Out-of-school skills or other limitations like age and class

According to the 2019 National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the unemployment rate as at May was 23.1 percent, and underemployment at 16.6 percent.
The Federal Government has also said the Nigeria unemployment rate will reach 33.5 percent by 2020.

With these, if you're still looking for job, you're only going to add up to the projected statistics of the unemployed by 2020.

Do you now realize that most of the students that are doing their small business while in school are not dessperately looking for job like those who did nothing other than schools.

So, If you have gone to school and you don't have a job, it's not because you have not gone to school enough but because you're not yet Educated enough(Kehinde).

If you want to be FINANCIALLY SUCCESSFUL, there are three types of education you required: Scholastic, Professional and Financial education (Robert Kiyosaki) and Believe me, school doesn't teachs Financial Education.
If you have gone to school, you should be able to do things differently. Winners don't do different things, they just do things differently.

While waiting for job, Go for Graduate training, Professional training in DATA PROCESSING and ANALYTIQUE, DIGITAL MARKETING(covering content writing and other digital marketing tools), REAL ESTATES (is the most easiest way of becoming a millionaire. Read about Donald Trump, Robert Kiyosaki, Dr Augustine Onwumere are now world renowned people in real estate) EVENT MANAGEMENT AND VIDEO EDITING( u can work with news paper agency or radio and television company irrespective of your field), etc

Its not your BSc, MSc or PhD or good CV etc that will offer you a job this dsys, we have thousand of people carrying thesame certificate for years without job. Its the value that you added to your own that may give you an edge.

Research have also prove that most highly successful people wasn't through their University Degree. What they are doing today is not what they actually study in University.

What will eventually bring food to your table and money into your pocket may be that skills you acquired in few months and not necessarily what you spend four to seven years studying in University. So don't despise any opportunity to learn new things.

These days We have a lot of Companies that OFFER absolutely free professional trainings and seminar in most of these areas irrespective of your status and also have a fully supported business model to help you get started.
Its all about you getting to know them and be open to learn.

You didn't Go to school to come out and be searching for job, adding more burden to the family and society. You were trained to come and add value to your society. Once you begin to see how you can add value to life, the job will be looking for you and not you looking for a job.
If You want Short Term training in any of the Aforementioned areas, I can link you up. Some are free and some are not. And if you studied Real Estate management and Valuations or into Property management or Marketing, their may be good news for you.

Just send (1) YOUR LOCATION (2) SKILLS OR TRAINING INTERESTED IN (3) YOUR SKILLS if any. THANKS

LASTLY AND MOST IMPORTANT STATE CONNECT, TELEGRAM IS A WAY TO DO THIS ESPECIALLY WITH ITS CAPABILITY TO ACCOMMODATE ALOT TOGETHER

You can be part of the

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THE RUDIMENTS AND STYLES OF REFERENCING

Volume 5
27th November 2019

FROM THE DESK OF BUTY GLOBAL

1.0 INTRODUCTION

Academic writing is not usually limited to the ideas of one author; it employs the ideas of other sources. Among are journaled articles, websites, and so on. These other sources may be used to support the author's ideas, or the author may be discussing, analysing, or critiquing other sources (Massey University). Constructive critiquing is among the beauty of academic writing, hence the need for referencing and citation.
The constructs of referencing and citations cannot be farfetched from each other when defined; however, there is a need to clarify its definitions for the sake of purpose.

2.0 CONCEPTUALIZATION

2.1 The Pertinence of Referencing

In the 4th Volume released, references were defined as the list of all the relevant journals, books and all sources of information consulted in the research work, either online or print. It prevents academic fraud or academic theft which is referred to as plagiarism. Plagiarism should be avoided at all costs, all quoted and exact words of different sources should be properly referenced, in-text and at the references’ list/bibliography. MLA, APA and Chicago styles are the commonest referencing styles.
Referencing is usually employed to inform the reader where ideas from other sources were initially used. The pertinence of correct reference sources is to:
i. Give the right credits to the originators of ideas, theories, and research findings;

ii. Prove to the reader about proper finding and usage of various sources to create a convincing argument;
iii. Presents the argument that validates reality.

In a situation whereby proper acknowledgement is not given to sources, it is referred to as plagiarism. The only exception to acknowledging sources of information is when the information is known to be a common knowledge that is known to anyone. Also, when a researcher is unsure whether to reference a source or not, it is better to reference it.
There are two elements used in reference, they are:

  1. Citation in the text (in-text citations); and
  2. An entry in a reference list at the end of the study

The citation contains enough information for the reader to find the source in the reference list. This is usually the name of the source’s author and the year the source was published. For example: When some developed countries were implementing anticorruption strategies, it was recorded that top political leaders set themselves as role models for civil servants, divesting themselves of commercial ties, demonstrating high work ethics, avoiding any behaviour that could be construed as an abuse of their office, and showing zero tolerance for corrupt behaviour (Adeniran, 2019).
In this example, (Adeniran, 2019) tells the reader that this information has come from a source written by Adeniran, which was published in 2019. This is a signpost, pointing the reader to the reference list. References are a list of all the citations used in a study. It is alphabetized according to the names of the authors. Each entry in the reference list contains detailed information about one source which usually includes the author’s name, the year of publication, the title of the source, and other publication details.

2.2    The Pertinence of Citation

According to Turnitin (2017), a citation is a technique by which the writer informs the readers that certain material in the study emanates from another source. It also presents to the readers the necessary information to find that source again.

Acknowledging the original author of materials by citing sources is the only way to adopt other people’s work without plagiarizing. It enhances the tracing of the author’s ideas and the originator of ideas. Because of this, it will help to present if one's ideas could be more accurate or interesting than ideas gotten from other sources. Indeed, an accurate citation will help illustrate the amount of research that a researcher has carried out, and will actualize the originality of research.

3.0 REFERENCING STYLE

Each referencing styles has its peculiarities and purpose. For instance, the MLA style is suitable for writing humanities paper with a lot of quotations. It is a good choice to cite page numbers without interrupting the flow of your argument. APA or Chicago is suitable for writing a scientific paper where many studies are being cited. Ten popular ways of referencing styles are listed below:

ACM:

ACM referencing style is developed by the Association of Computing Machinery is based on Chicago style and is primarily used in computer studies.
Adeniran, A. O. 2019. Anti-Corruption Policy Strategies for Nigeria towards National Development: Evidence from Least Corrupt Countries. American International Journal of Social Science Research. 4, 2 (Jun. 2019), 1-8.

ACS:

ACS referencing style is developed by the American Chemical Society. It is used primarily in chemistry papers. ACS style has three variations for the in-text citation. The choice of style depends on the journal.

Adeniran, A. O. Anti-Corruption Policy Strategies for Nigeria towards National Development: Evidence from Least Corrupt Countries. aijssr 2019, 4, 1-8.

APA:

APA style was created by the American Psychological Association and was originally used in psychology and social sciences. It is the most dominant referencing style adopted today in many other disciplines. APA citation style uses an author-date system of the parenthetical citation. The revised 7th edition of the APA Publication Manual was released in October 2019.
Adeniran, A. O. (2019). Anti-Corruption Policy Strategies for Nigeria towards National Development: Evidence from Least Corrupt Countries. American International Journal of Social Science Research, 4(2), 1-8. Retrieved from

ABNT:

ADENIRAN, A. O. Anti-Corruption Policy Strategies for Nigeria towards National Development: Evidence from Least Corrupt Countries. American International Journal of Social Science Research, v. 4, n. 2, p. 1-8, 22 Jun. 2019.

Chicago:

Chicago style is published by The Chicago Manual of Style. There are two variations:
Chicago A: In this case, the citation is sourced in a footnote or endnote; and
Chicago B: In this case, a parenthetical author-date citation is adopted in the text.
Adeniran, Adetayo Olaniyi. 2019. “Anti-Corruption Policy Strategies for Nigeria towards National Development: Evidence from Least Corrupt Countries”. American International Journal of Social Science Research 4 (2), 1-8. https://www.cribfb.com/journal/index.php/aijssr/article/view/328.

Harvard:

Harvard style is often used in the field of economics. There is no official style guide, which means there are a few variations. Some organizations have published their style guides for Harvard style:

British Standards Institution;
Australian Government Publishing Service (AGPS)
Like APA style, Harvard style is based on an author-date system.
Adeniran, A. O. (2019) “Anti-Corruption Policy Strategies for Nigeria towards National Development: Evidence from Least Corrupt Countries”, American International Journal of Social Science Research, 4(2), pp. 1-8. Available at: https://www.cribfb.com/journal/index.php/aijssr/article/view/328 (Accessed: 27 November 2019).

IEEE:

IEEE referencing style is developed by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. It is a citation style often used in technical studies, such as IT and electrical engineering. IEEE style has guidelines for specific types of sources. For source types that are not covered in IEEE, Chicago style is used. IEEE uses a numeric system.
A. O. Adeniran, “Anti-Corruption Policy Strategies for Nigeria towards National Development: Evidence from Least Corrupt Countries”, aijssr, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 1-8, Jun. 2019.

MLA:

MLA referencing style is currently in its 8th edition. It was developed by the Modern Language Association and is especially popular in language and literary studies. MLA uses parenthetical citations containing the author and page number.
Adeniran, A. O. “Anti-Corruption Policy Strategies for Nigeria towards National Development: Evidence from Least Corrupt Countries”. American International Journal of Social Science Research, Vol. 4, no. 2, June 2019, pp. 1-8, https://www.cribfb.com/journal/index.php/aijssr/article/view/328.

Turabian:

Turabian was developed based on the Chicago style. It is specifically designed for students writing a research paper. Just like Chicago style, Turabian has two citation options:

A note system; and
An author-date system
Turabian note system is adopted in humanities (literature, history and the arts), while the author-date system is used in social sciences.
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Turnitin (2017). What is a Citation? Retrieved from: www.plagiarism.org/article/what-is-citation
Massey University (2019). What is Referencing? Retrieved from: will.massey.ac.nz/referencing/what-is-referencing.php
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The NYSC Foundation has presented a soft loan of Four Million, Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira to some Ex-Corps Members as start-up capital for their businesses.

It also said the foundation would continue to strive for the well-being of serving and Ex-Corps Members.

The Chairman, Board of Trustees, NYSC Foundation, Mallam Mohammed Hamza stated this today while presenting cheques to some of the fifteen beneficiaries of the gesture.

He said the foundation which operates as a Non-Governmental Organisation was established in 1999 as a bankable platform to provide and promote the welfare of Corps Members under the NYSC Scheme.

The Chairman appealed to the loan beneficiaries to utilise the opportunity to start up their businesses and transform their creative ideas into wealth.

He urged interested applicants to login in to nyscfoundation.org.ng for further details on how to apply for the loan.

The Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim said NYSC Scheme has evolved various programmes including Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development for Corps Members aimed at equipping them with entreprenurial and vocational skills for self-employment and job creation.

He stated that one of the critical needs of the Corps Entrepreneurs is access to funds to kickstart their businesses, hence the Scheme's partnership with funding institutions like the Central Bank of Nigeria, Bank of Industry among others.

'It is gratifying to note that the NYSC Foundation has been supporting the empowerment of Corps Entrepreneurs over the years through a revolving loan Scheme for business financing'.

'I enjoin all beneficiaries of the Foundation's loans to ensure timely repayment of the loans so as to enable others benefit in future', the NYSC boss added.

Ibrahim also commended the NYSC Foundation for other forms of support for the NYSC Scheme especially on Corps Welfare while he encourage other Ex-Corps Members to join the Foundation and contribute towards achieving its noble objectives.

The Minister for Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, who was represented by Dr (Mrs) Maryam Abdullahi commended NYSC Foundation for its support for the NYSC Scheme which he said is in line with Federal Government's initiative at making youths employers of labour.

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The news that I have been posted to Anambra State for the mandatory one-year national youth service greeted me with mixed feelings. For one reason, I was elated that I will be travelling very far from home for the first time having spent over two decades in my hometown, Ado Ekiti. I was delighted that I will be able to see other parts of my beloved country; learn a new language, and as a culture enthusiast, taste yet another sumptuous spread of Nigeria’s cultural heritage.

On the other hand, I was a bit worried that I will be leaving home to a place where some of my kinsmen, who are perhaps uninformed, said its inhabitants wear rudeness and unruliness like a flowing Agbada. Despite being torn between the two, I was resolute not to seek redeployment to another state. I wanted to confirm myself some of these allegations because I secretly believed they are mostly products of unfounded stereotypes and hearsay.

I was eventually posted to the ancient town of Abagana for my primary assignment. In Abagana, I lived at Enugu Ukwu in Njikoka LG. I am thankful for my posting because it helped re-orientate and change my perception of the Igbos. I became a keen observer, then gradually a lover of the Igbo people. I fell in love with their way of life —food, language, mode of dressing and their industriousness

The Land of Beauties
One is immediately fascinated by the unrivaled beauties across Igboland. There, I saw independent women that glow more than the radiation of the sun and young ladies, and in fact, babies with stunning coverings. Yes, you might say pretty women are found in all societies and that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, but I have my personal conviction and that I hold dear to myself.

Another endearment of the South East is the unrelenting business acumen of the Igbos. The Igbo men are fantastically industrious and business smart. The business sagacity of the Igbo people is second to none in the whole country, little wonder one of the busiest markets in West Africa is the Onitsha main market in Anambra State.

Most of the civil servants in the state also have other businesses that serve as a second, and perhaps a third source of income. This enterprising mindset is visibly transmitted to their young wards at an early age and this has not only helped to improve the living standard of the people but has also affected the economy of the state positively.

Catholicism Reigns Supreme
Catholicism is king in Igboland. The practice of Catholicism in Igboland seemed strange to me at first. Perhaps no phrase describes the Igbos religious leaning better than ‘more catholic-than-the-pope’. Once, I had thought I was in the heartbeat of Rome for I gasped Papacy in reverend fathers there. The unfettered regards for statues of Mother Mary, the Ave-maria girls with their long rosaries on hot Saturday afternoons, the pages boys zeal for service on holy Sundays and the profuse dedication of the catholic women and men to the church’s growth might be seen as fanatical to some extent to a newcomer, but later one is drawn in by the pervasiveness of it all that it becomes entrancing and enticing.

There are also countless Anglican churches with large edifice and the endearing zealousness of its parishioners. There are splattering of Pentecostal churches but their spiritual impacts are barely felt among the people.

Igbo Delicacies
How does one forget the mouthwatering Igbo delicacies? Although I am not a big fan of the oha soup, I find solace in the ever grinning Ofe akwu, the joyous nsala soup, the pale-looking bitter leaves soup and some other sumptuous meals I can’t stop gushing about. Street delicacies like Abacha and Okpa (somehow related to Yoruba’s moimoi) are always seen displayed by energetic hawkers. Akpu (foofoo), the staple in Igboland is paraded in every street corner and stall. Most times I wonder who buys the Akpu when almost everyone sells it. The matrimony of garden eggs and groundnuts in Igbo traditional events is supe

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Generally, in war the best policy is to take a state intact; to ruin it is inferior to this. To capture the enemy's entire army is better than to destroy it; to take a regiment, a platoon, a company, or a squad is better than to destroy them. Consequently, the art of using troops is this:
1.When ten to the enemy's one, surround him.
2.When five times his strength, attack him.
3.If double his strength, divide him.
4.If equally matched, you may engage him with some good plan
5.If weaker numerically, be capable of withdrawing.
6.And if in all respects unequal, be capable of eluding him, for a small force is but booty for one more powerful if it fights recklessly.
Now, the Director-General (NYSC) is the assistant to the sovereign of the state. If this assistance is all-embracing, the state will surely be strong.
Thank you! Correspondence course: Finian Eric Davo [FEF] ,
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Kopa posted Nov 16 '19 at 11:20 am

Have you ever had a message like this before

"gudmorn Emeka. is me Emmanuel Victor. Ur kopa mate @ OG state. where are u now? my inlaw secured a job 4 m in shell (SPDC) Oil company and right now employmnt is going on cal me now let me link u 2 my inlaw."

This is a scam don't fall victim. They will end up collecting money from you.

Let now identify the symptoms to recognise this kind of message

How To Spot A Job Scam

  1. You are asked to pay money

  2. Dream jobs that sound too good to be true

  3. Exaggerated salaries & benefits

  4. Simple job requirements - everyone qualifies

  5. Job offer with no interview

  6. Pressure to accept offer quickly

  7. Being asked for personal information upfront e.g. your banking details, identity documents

  8. Unprofessional communication or badly written emails

  9. Using free email addresses e.g. gmail, yahoo

  10. Little to no information about the company online

Note this, jobscams

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The video below shows the list of past NYSC DG till date 2019.

NYSC past DG.mp4

The video is till 2019, in the future you can be among let us service o

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The history behind NYSC MAMI Market is the story of Mammy Ode in the 1959

Mammy Ode, a young girl from Jericho-Ugboju in the present Otukpo Local Government Area of Benue State was married to Anthony Aboki Ochefu, a young Non-Commissioned military officer who had just been posted to Enugu from Abeokuta. They were quartered at the Army Barracks, Abakpa, Enugu. To beat idleness and perhaps earn some money to support her young family, Mrs. Mammy Ochefu established a soft drinks business. She prepared gruel, which is called umu or enyi in Idoma, or kunu in Hausa, for sale to soldiers.

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She soon became popular with her stuff as soldiers trooped to her house to buy enyi. Some of her best customers were officers, who always sent their batmen to buy some of the gruel for them, Monday through Friday.

Somehow, one of the Non-Commissioned Officers, the RSM, did not flow with the enthusiasm, which Mammy’s gruel generated among other military men in the barracks. He complained that the stuff was attracting flies into the barracks and ordered Mrs. Mammy Ochefu to stop its production and sale. Though surprised and disappointed at the order of the RSM, she stopped the production and sale of enyi. Her husband, not being an officer at the time, could not challenge the order of the RSM.

For weeks, Mrs. Mammy Ochefu agonized over the fate of her business, just as officers and men of the Nigerian Army who enjoyed her enyi because of its freshness and nutritional value lamented the situation.

From several quarters, pressure mounted on the RSM for a reversal of the order. After a while, he succumbed to the pressures and directed that a section of the barracks be reserved for Mrs. Mammy Ochefu to produce and sell her enyi. Her joy knew no bounds.
Few days after, a section of the barracks was given to her. She built a small shop and soon, her business began to boom. Most of her customers booked for their shares in advance. Before noon, she would have finished selling the available enyi for the day. Soon, other women in the barracks tapped into her fortune and started selling other items. It was not long before that portion of the barracks became known as Mammy Market. It also became a policy to establish markets inside or near military barracks in the country, initially for the exclusive use of officers and men. Today, no visit to Abuja, the Federal Capital City, is complete without a taste of fresh fish in one of the Mammy Markets, especially the one attached to Abacha Barracks. Similar markets attached to paramilitary barracks are also called Mammy Markets.

After the coup that overthrew General Yakubu Gowon, Anthony Aboki Ochefu, then a Colonel, was posted to East Central State as Military Governor. So Mrs. Mammy Ochefu and her husband returned to Enugu as the First Family; she sometimes visited the site where Mammy Market started about sixteen years earlier It must be stressed too that in retirement, Colonel Anthony Aboki Ochefu and his wife incorporated a company, Mammy Markets, which was into haulage and trading. Mrs. Mammy Ochefu is alive and lives at Otukpo as one of the prized legends of our time.”

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What is a CV?

A CV is an official document that contains the profile, educational and career background of a person.

In our part of the world, CV and a résumé means the same thing but in other climes, they mean different things entirely. Some of us have been submitting CVs like forever and yet we don't get interview invites. The problem is that your CV is not passing what is known as The 30 seconds Test. The 30 seconds test simply means that an employer or interviewer will decide if he's going to employ you or not within 30 seconds of perusing your CV.

The Do's and Donts of CV
packaging;

  1. Never start your CV with "Curriculum Vitae". Start with your name boldly written with a larger font.

  2. Ensure the address on your CV is the same with the location of the job. It will make interviewers consider you faster. e.g, if the job is in Lagos, apply with a Lagos address. If you don't stay in the same location, look for someone you know that use same location.

  3. Don't use childish email address. Use an email address with your name. Don't use email address such as sexybecky4u2luv@gmail.com. It says a lot about your maturity and professionalism. You can use michaeljacobs@gmail.com or michael.jacobs@gmail.com. If the name is already taken, add some numbers, e.g michaeljacobs236@gmail.com

  4. Under personal data or profile. Some entities like date of birth, state, local government and nationality are not compulsory. As a matter of fact, if the age they need doesn't favour you, just take off your date of birth. Keep the interviewer in doubt. Rather sell your skills.

  5. Under educational background and dates, simply write your school, your course of study and then the year you graduated. Take off the year you got admission. Some people started school in 2005 and graduated in 2012 for a 4-year course. It might not be their fault but employers wouldn't take it that way since you're not there to defend it. So I repeat, write out only graduation year.

    Also, there's no need for your grade (First class, 2.1, 2.2, etc). Just take it off.

  6. Professional Certification is another area that's making people lose out of job search in recent times. Under this section, most people don't have what to put and it pisses off most employers. It means you haven't done much to add value to yourself. If you are a Corp member here, try to do one or two professional course during your service year, else you will be submitting what we call a blank CV'. For those working, you can use your weekends to achieve same. It will help you in your next job search.

7.Under your work experience, you are expected to state where you worked, your job designation and your responsibilities. If you are no longer working in the firm, write your responsibilities in past tense. The current place of work can be written in present tense.

However, all your work experiences need not go on your CV except the one relates to the job you're applying for. it makes your CV concise.

8.Under you hobbies and interest, you need to be careful of your choices. I once saw a CV that has playing video games as the applicant's hobby. I quickly discarded the CV. Your hobbies should be within researching, meeting people, playing scrabble or chess, mentoring and travelling. But be sure you are into the hobbies as it could be placed before you one day.

  1. Under your referees or references, please you are expected to have your referees name, address, phone number and email address. You can also use your family member as your referee but ensure you don't use the same surname. Also, ensure your referees are aware you are using them as referees to avoid stories that touch.

  2. An ideal CV should be in black and white not coloured except on two occasions: if you are applying as a graphic designer and you want to wow your employer or when your CV has the logo of the company you've worked before under your job experience.

  3. Never forward a CV from your inbox to another employer. Open and compose a fresh mail then upload your CV and send

  4. When sending your CV, make sure the subject carries the job role you are applying for.

  5. Don't save your CV on your laptop or phone as 'My CV' or Edited CV'. Simple save it with your full name, e.g Adebayo Michael Samuel.

  6. When sending your CV, don't leave the email page blank. Copy your cover letter and post on the email page. Forget the usual 'Sir, kindly find attached herewith for your .

  7. You don't need to append your passport photo on your CV except the employer request for it which is quite rare.

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Corpers and INEC elections

It is another season when corpers are remember to be trained for election, will the pay be the same, because we know the risk is far more greater. The Kogi and Bayelsa elections far approaching

The INEC boss himself came to meet prospective corp members in camp for the training and to charge them

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INEC BOSS, NYSC DG READS RIOT ACT TO CORPS MEMBERS ON BAYELSA ELECTION

The Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu and the Director-General of National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim have warned Corps Members that would serve as ad hoc personnel in the forthcoming Gubernatorial Election in Bayelsa State to abide by the electoral laws.

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Mahmood urged them to avoid actions that may undermine the integrity of the election.

He stated this today in Yenagoa while addressing Corps Members during a sensitization forum.

The INEC boss also disclosed that adequate security has been provided for all Corps Members and Corps Lodges in the State during and after the election.

Mahmood, who described Corps Members as the most reliable, dedicated and committed electoral officers promised prompt payment of all Corps Members' entitlements through their bank accounts.

NYSC DG, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim said the involvement of Corps Members in the country's electoral system has added more credibility to previous elections.

He described Corps Members as patriotic Nigerians on National Assignment that deserve proper welfare from every Nigerian.

'Be neutral and non-partisan because NYSC would not tolerate and Corps Member that violate the Electoral Act', he said.

General Ibrahim also advised them to be security conscious and look for escape routes in case of any emergency.

'Be courteous when dealing with the electorates, caution yourself when provoked and ensure that your phone is fully charged with enough call cards during the election'.

'Run for your dear lives in case of any emergency and don't endanger your safety', the DG added.

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In this post we will be sharing on the best groups to join on NYSC camp

Some of this group at the NYSC Orientation Camp can get you connection for relocation, money and particularly time away the sunny parade ground

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), an organization set up by the Nigerian government since 1973 to ensure Nigerian students give a mandatory one-year service upon graduation, recently issued out call-up letters to certain individuals who have qualified to join the last batch for the year. However, while these individuals are much elated to get the opportunity, seeing as completing the service year entitles one to employment, a number of them are perturbed as to how to cope with the three weeks “orientation” period spent in a military-controlled boot “camp” away from family and friends.

1. Join the important groups

It is one thing to be in camp, it is another to be part of the important activities on camp

a. Join OBS
The Orientation Broadcasting Service (OBS) is a great way to serve while in the camp. A very important unit of the camp, it will offer you opportunities to not only develop your editorial and media skills, you will get to know the key officers in the camp. It also gives you a measure of authority and allows you to get an exemption from some of the camp activities which you may be averse to.

b. Join Man o war
Man o war are the special squad that welcomes dignitaries to the camp, after the quarter guards have saluted them, they are also rewarded for this duty and can keep you away from the sun on the parade ground.
That are likewise trained to lead the fellow platoon members in man o war activities, it is not a serious work like that, you will have fun singing, dancing and jumping.

c. Quarter guard and parade leader
This is not always fun, but if you have experience with matching before, it will be easy for you. You can get connected if you excel also at this

2. Run a small business
You can actually make money while at the orientation camp. You can offer services such as hair dressing or laundry to others in the camp who need them for a fee or you can rent a stall at the Mami market and sell food items which most corpers need from day to day. It is a great way to hone your business skills before you are launched into the labour market.

3. Do an online course
The orientation period does not have to be all activities and socializing, you can further develop yourself on the side by registering and going through a short online course during your stay. The good thing about online learning is that it is flexible so you can actually plan it around the time that you will be leaving the camp.

4. Socialize and actually meet new people
The NYSC scheme was originally established to encourage oneness among citizens in the country and promote national unity. By sending these individuals to other states, the expectation is that they mix with people of other tribes, social and family backgrounds and learn the culture of the indigenes in the place they are posted. Rather than sticking to yourself all through the orientation process, use your spare time to actually fraternize and get to know the people in your platoon and camp as a whole. You would be surprised how many new things you will learn about Nigeria and what connections you may make for the future.

5. Start applying for jobs
The orientation period is not too early a time to start sending out your CVs to potential employers. The NYSC orientation can actually serve as an avenue for corpers to share job information and career resources, so take advantage of that and start early.

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This post explains the first week of camp and how to navigate the activities

Below are the registration Stages in the camp and the guidelines:

Stage 1
At the gate: Right at the gate that allows entrance into the camp, the camp security men would demand you show them your "Call-up Letter"; when you show them, they will search your luggage and, depending on the method adopted by your camp management, give you a tag number.

Stage 2
Bed Space/Hostel: From the entrance gate, proceed to the second registration point where you would be allocated a hostel and bed space. At this stage, they would collect the tag number, that is, if any was given to you by the gate security men, and ask you to write your name; after which a bed space would be allocated to you.
After taking out the camp required documents, locate your bed space and drop your luggage(at owners risk) and proceed to the next stage 3.

Stage 3
Verification: At this stage you would be required to provide the original of the following documents (Of course you must have made about six photo copies for each of): Call-up leter, Statement of result, Green card, School I.D card and the Medical certificate of fitness. After verification and confirmation, then proceed to

Stage 4
Biometric Registration: At this stage, they will take your thumb print; if match with the one you did at cyber café. They will cross check your information; if everything matched, then they will determine the platoon you belong. And you will be given, "Camp Corps Member Registration Slip" and Temporary I.D, Certificate format, Performance report form, and Bio-data form.
Locate the photo copy centre and make two photocopies of the slip, and keep the slip for further use.
Check the last digit number in your state code. It ranges from, 0 to 9.
0 is platoon 10;
1 is platoon 1;
2 is platoon 2;
3 is platoon 3
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9 is platoon 9.

Stage 5
Platoon: All platoon will be directed to gather at different locations.

Your platoon officer will be there to receive you.
Locate your platoon with the camp corps member registration slip, Green Card, Call up letter, statement of result, to get your file, Meal ticket, and NYSC Kits.

Stage 6
Bank acct opening: At this stage all PCMs would be required to open a new bank account...

Stage 7
First parade:
"Pam...papa pam...; pam papa pam...; pi...po...pi...po...pam...papa paaaaaah" when you hear this sound from military trumpet, usually by 4:00am, those who have completed their registration and are kitted in white camp kits must head to the parade ground for the very first parade.

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*2019BatchCStream1CampTour

The NYSC DG Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, Tour train move from
Enugu
Where he warned about fake certificate, and meet a lady in wheel chair serving his fatherland
to Abia
Where he talked about dressing of corp members
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Today we want to talk about

Shortcut with NYSC camping

Safe journey to everyone travelling or about to travel to their respective NYSC orientation camp

Let us talk first about NYSC incamp verification, let us answer this question

CAN I TENDER DOCTOR A DOCUMENTS FOR REGISTRATION BY PROSPECTIVE CORPS MEMBERS?

Many might be doing it over the year but things are now changing in NYSC. The Management of the National Youth Service Corps are now serious with the documents you tender at the Orientation Camp any fake document for Registration. measure are been taken to scrutinize all this.

What are the consequences attached to this

According to the bye laws, NYSC can decide to prosecute anyone caught with such

The management of National Youth Service Corps has warned that any prospective Corps Member that reports at any of it's Orientation Camps across the country with fake documents would be handed over to the law enforcement agents for prosecution.

Registration officers have been instructed to be vigilant and ensure that no unqualified person is registered at the Orientation Camps. NYSC would not take lightly such act.

In conclusion I wish all PCM to be safe, security conscious and avoid night journeys as they travel to their various Orientation Camps. Wishing you safe journey to your respective camps and a memorable Orientation Course Programme.

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Camp detailed location

In todays series we talk about the details of how to locate NYSC campground. For all the 37 camps all across Nigeria

FOR THE SAKE OF OUR PCMs THAT MIGHT BE GOING FOR NYSC ORIENTATION CAMP NATIONWIDE

HOW TO LOCATE ALL THE NYSC ORIENTATION CAMPS FOR 2019 BATCH A ORIENTATION EXERCISE

  1. ABIA : On your way to Umuahia, come down at Bus stop gate in Umuahia, take a cab going to Ohafia via Igbere. Tell the driver you are going to Igbere before Abriba. Once you stop at Igbere which is just about 300-400 naira from Umuahia. Cross to the other side of the road and walk straight to camp. Please, on no account should you tell the driver that you're going to Bende, because Bende Town is a bit far from Igbere where your camp is located.

  2. ANAMBRA : Coming from Onitsha, go to upper iweka and enter a bus going to Awka, as soon as you'd enter the bus, don't forget to remind the driver or conductor that you'll be stopping at the NYSC orientation camp in Umunya. When you'd get to Umunya, look for a bike man that'll take you into the camp. The distance from Onitsha to Umunya is from 20 to 40 minutes and the total price might range from 300 to 500. Coming from Awka, go to unizik junction and enter a bus going to Onitsha, as soon as you'd enter the bus, don't forget to remind the driver or conductor that you'll be stopping at the NYSC orientation camp in Umunya. When you'd get to Umunya, look for a bike man that'll take you into the camp. The distance from Awka to Umunya is from 20 to 30 minutes and the total price might range from 300 to 400.

  3. KANO : On your way to Kano state, tell the driver to drop you at Unguwa uku. When he stops, you'll see buses waiting to drop people at Karaye camp at the rate of 500 to 700 naira, but if the driver didn't stop you at Unguwa uku, then stop at the final bus stop, Sabon-gari park at new road and board a Keke to Bata for 50 to 70 naira, from there, find a bus to Kabuga park, when you'd get to Kabuga park, board a bus to Karaye camp.

  4. JIGAWA : From Kano, take a bus going to Dutse, tell the driver that you'll stop at the NYSC orientation camp in Fanisau, the journey will last for about 1 hour 30 minutes. The camp is located opposite an Army barrack.

  5. BAUCHI : From the last bus stop in Bauchi, take a taxi to Muda Lawal park, then take another bus going to Wailo from the park. The NYSC orientation camp is located in Wailo.

  6. RIVERS : When you'd get to Port harcourt, stop at Eleme junction, and ask for directions where Nonwa or Gokana buses are loading, and board a bus to the orientation camp. Make sure you'd tell the driver that you're going to the camp, the NYSC orientation camp is along the road. The journey is about 1 hour.

  7. OYO : When you'd get to Ibadan, stop at Iwo road. From Iwo road, take a taxi of 150 to 200 naira going to Ojoo and tell them to drop you at Iseyin park. From Iseyin park, take a bus going to the orientation camp for up to 800 to 1,000 naira and be prepared for more that 2 hours journey.

  8. DELTA : For those coming to Delta from Lagos and the whole of South West or Benin, enter Asaba bus or Onitsha bus and tell the driver to drop you at Issele-Uku junction. When you'd get to the junction, cross the express and take a bike straight to the orientation camp, which will range from 70 - 100 naira. For those coming from Enugu and the whole of South east, enter Onitsha bus and stop at upper Iweka, from upper Iweka, enter Asaba bus from 150 to 200 naira and drop at Koko junction which is the last bus stop and from there you'll see Issele-uku bus. Enter the bus and drop at Issele-Uku junction. When you'd get to the junction, cross the express and take a bike straight to the orientation camp, which will range from 70 - 100 naira. The journey to Issele-uku from Asaba is about 25 to 35 minutes.

  9. ADAMAWA : From Yola, take a taxi to Vinikilang. From Vinikilang, you'll get a Keke straight to the camp. You can also take a drop that will carry only you or with your friends straight to the camp from whichever park you are arriving from. The price for a drop will range from 700 to 1,000 naira.

  10. KATSINA : From Kano, board a bus going to Katsina, from the park in Katsina, you'll get a bike straight to the camp, located at Mani road.

  11. NASARAWA : From Abuja, board a bus and stop at Mararaba, and take about 200 naira bus to Keffi and tell the driver to stop you at the NYSC orientation camp.

  12. CROSS RIVER: From Lagos and South west states, stop at Calabar and take a straight bus to Obubra and tell them to stop you at Obubra junction, and enter a bike of 150 to 200 straight to the NYSC orientation camp. From Abuja, enter a Calabar bus and tell the driver that you'll be coming down at Obubra junction, at Obubra junction, enter a bike of 150 to 200 straight to the NYSC orientation camp. From Onitsha, stop at upper Iweka and enter IKOM motor, tell the driver that you'll be coming down at Obubra junction, at Obubra junction, enter a bike of 150 to 200 straight to the NYSC orientation camp.

  13. SOKOTO : From the park in Sokoto city, get a bike man and tell him to take you to Wamakko. It will cost you from 150 to 250 naira, the camp is located at the left side of the road.

  14. KADUNA : From the Kaduna city, enter a bus going to Chikun local government, tell the driver that you're going to the NYSC orientation camp. The camp is located at the Kaduna/Abuja expressway and costs 150 to 200 naira from the city.

  15. KOGI : From anywhere in Kogi state, board a bus going to Kabba, stop at the last bus stop and board a bike to the NYSC orientation camp.

  16. OSUN : From Osogbo, enter a bus going to Ede, as soon as they stop you, look for a bike that'll take you straight to the NYSC orientation camp for the rate of 100 to 150 naira. From Lagos, Ibadan, Kogi, Abeokuta or Abuja, look for a bus going to Osun state, immediately you get to Ife or Ilesha, tell the driver that you'll stop at Gbogan, from Gbogan, you will take a direct bus to the camp which is very close.

  17. ABUJA/FCT : Stop at Jabi park, take a taxi or Keke to Wuse market and board a bus going to Kubwa village. The last bus stop is at Kubwa market, from the Kubwa market, the NYSC orientation camp is just a walking distance or you could just board a bike to the camp.

  18. LAGOS : From Ikeja, take a bus to Iyana Ipaja, when you'd get to Iyana Ipaja, take a bus to Agege or Iyapaja and tell the driver to stop you at the NYSC orientation camp. From Ojota, take a bus to Oshodi, from Oshodi, take a bus to Iyana Ipaja and stop at their last bus stop which is under bridge, take the road on the right where you were stopped and walk down straight or ask people around the bus stop where the nysc camp is located and they will direct you appropriately. From Oyingbo, take a bus going to costain, when you'd get to costain, take a bus to Ojuelegba, from Ojuelegba, take a bus going to Oshodi, from Oshodi, take a bus to Iyana Ipaja and stop at their last bus stop which is under bridge, take the road on the right where you were stopped and walk down straight or ask people around the bus stop where the NYSC orientation camp is located and they will direct you appropriately.

  19. OGUN : From Lagos, take a direct bus to Sagamu, when the bus stops, enter a bike straight to the orientation camp. From Abeokuta, take a bus to Sagamu, when the bus stops, enter a bike straight to the orientation camp. From Abeokuta to Sagamu is close to an hour.

  20. IMO : Coming from Owerri, take a bus from Ama JK to Nkwerre. Make sure that you'd tell the driver that you're going to the NYSC camp in Eziama Obaire Nkwerre, stop at Nkume junction and take a bike to the camp. The distance from Owerri to the camp is like 40 minutes to 1 hour and the bus charge will be ranging from 300 to 500.

  21. ENUGU : Coming from any part of Nigeria please proceed to Enugu City. When you get to Enugu City, locate Holy Ghost Park, ask for vehicles going to Awgu and board one of them straight to the camp. Coming from South, for eg. Port Harcourt-Calabar Axis. You don’t have to get to Enugu City, just board a bus heading to Enugu, inform the driver that you will be stopping at Awgu NYSC Camp. Remind him again, once you have passed Okigwe. Coming by air, board an airplane to the Enugu Airport. From the terminal, hire a cab straight to the camp or you can get to Holy Ghost Park and board a vehicle straight to the NYSC Camp. A second option by air, is the Owerri Airport, from Owerri, proceed by road to Okigwe, from Okigwe you will easily get a cab to the Awgu NYSC camp.

  22. BORNO : Coming from Kano, tell the drivers that you're going to Gumel in Jigawa state, they'll direct you to a place that you'll get a taxi. The taxi will take you to a place that you'll get a straight bus to the College of Education, Gumel, where the temporary orientation camp is located.

  23. YOBE : From Kano, get a direct bus going to Yobe. The camp is located at Potiskum. From Lagos, take a direct bus to Potiskum. From Onitsha, take a direct bus to Potiskum.

  24. GOMBE : From Gombe park, enter a straight bus to the camp. The orientation camp is located at Science Technical college, Amanda, km 21, Gombe-Bauchi Highway-near International Airport Gombe.

  25. AKWA IBOM : From AKTC park in Uyo, you might see a direct bus to camp, but if you didn't see, there's another way to get to camp without problems. Take a Keke to a place called Plaza, walk down to Oron road and ask where they board Nsit Atai buses.

  26. KWARA : From Ilorin, take a bike to Maraba, that's where you'll get bus going to Yikpata camp. The buses will stop you at the camp entrance.

  27. BAYELSA : Get a bus going to Yenagoa and tell the driver to stop you at Mbiama (just before they enter Bayelsa), at Mbiama you will see cabs going to Kaiama, join one and tell them you will stop at Kaiama park. From Kaiama park, take a direct bike to camp.

  28. EDO : From Benin, take a bus to Okada. From Okada, you'll see a cab or bike that'll take you straight to the orientation camp.

  29. TARABA : The NYSC orientation camp in Taraba is located at Sibre Airport Road, Jalingo. On your way to Jalingo, you'll be dropped in the gate of the NYSC camp, because it's located at the express.

  30. ZAMFARA : From Kaduna, stop at Kawo park, get a bike or taxi to NDA junction where Zamfara park is located and get a bus to Zamfara, the camp is along the road at Tsafe LGA.

  31. BENUE : From Makurdi last bus stop, cross to the other side and directly in front of Winners Chapel church, there are cars going to Gboko, from Gboko, you'll drop at the NYSC camp just after police college by the road side.

  32. PLATEAU : From Jos, take a straight bus to Mangu where the orientation camp is located for a rate of 500 naira. The journey will take 45 minutes to 1 hour.

  33. EBONYI : From Abakaliki, enter a bus to Afikpo Macgregor camp. Stop at the junction and take a straight bike to the camp.

  34. KEBBI : From Mando park in Kaduna, get a vehicle going to Yauri/Kontagora, drop at Yauri. From Yauri, get a vehicle going to Koko. After dropping at Koko, get a straight cab to the orientation camp located at Dakingari. From Ibadan, get a vehicle going to Kontagora, Niger state, drop at Kontagora and get a vehicle going to Koko. After dropping at Koko junction, get a straight cab to the orientation camp located at Dakingari.

  35. NIGER : From Minna, take a bike to Mobil filling station and take a bus straight to Paiko where the orientation camp is located.

  36. EKITI : From Ado-Ekiti, get a straight bus to the NYSC orientation camp located at Ise-Emure Ekiti. The price for the bus will be around 300 naira.

  37. ONDO: From Akure, take a taxi to Benin garage, you'll see a vehicle going to Ikare. From the last bus stop, take a bike straight to the orientation camp.

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In continuation to our series

Things to never forget for camp

This use need to start preparing for
Below is a comprehensive list of essential things prospective corps member must take to camp. Among the items are some life saving TIPS.

  1. Authentic Student ID Card – (Original and photocopies)

2.Certificate /Statement of Result from your School (Original and 6 Photocopies). If you are a Medical Doctor, Pharmacist or an Optometrist, you will be expected to carry along original of your registration certificate with the Nigerian Medical Council, Pharmacist Board or Optometrist Registration Council and evidence of completion of housemanship or internship.

  1. NYSC Call-up letter (Original and 6 photocopies)

  2. Recent Passport Photographs – WHITE BACKGROUND (24 copies)

  3. Compulsory medical certificate from a government or military hospital, showing health status.

Terms to be familiar to before going to NYSC camp:

This is how not to be an Otondo in camp

Useful N.Y.S.C Terms And Definitions You Should get Familiar With

Terms & Definitions

Allowee:- Allowance paid every month from the Government. All Corpers nationwide receive N19,800 from the federal government. In most states, corpers also receive a state allowee (amount can vary from state to state).
AI:- Area Inspector. Official in change of corp members in a given area. Same as LGI
Book of Life:- It is a real, huge book signed in camp by all corpers.
CD:- Community Development by an individual, couple or group. Also called CDS.
CD card:- An official NYSC card you attach a passport pic to, that is signed by your LGI at the end of your Cd day.
Clearance:- AN activity you must to do every month end to show that you are still alive and present. You also submit a letter from your employer to get paid.
CLO:- Corps Liaison Officer. The “head corper” of your Local Government Area
Ghost Corper:- A corper that does everything (including collect money), but nobody has ever seen them.
HSE:- Health Safety Environment. A course available in NYSC.
LG:- Local Government. You’ll meet your CD group here once a week.
LGI:- Local Government Inspector. The official rep in your LG. Same as AI(see definition above).
LGA:- Local Government Area.
Mami Market:- A collection of shops in camp where corpers can find everything they need from bukka to tailors and cobblers. Some camps even have shawarma and arcade games. Call it the chillaxing spot for corpers, camp officials and soldiers.
NIM:- National Institute of Management. A course available in NYSC.
NYSC:- National Youth Service Corps……..that’s what you’re doing!.
OBS:- Orientation Broadcasting Station. It is the station inside the orientation camp to give information to pple inside the camp and to make the camp more lively too.
Otondo:- Friendly word for new Corper but some say it actually means Mumu.
PCM:- Prospective Corp Members. Recent graduates who are just about to start NYSC.
Platoon:- In camp corpers are split into groups called platoons.
Platoon Commander:- A corper placed in charge of a Platoon.
PMP:- Project Management Professional. A course available in NYSC.
POP:- (Passing Out Parade) the end of your NYSC year. (Best day everrrrr!!!)
Posting Letter:- This letter tells you where you have originally been posted.
PPA:- Place of Primary Assignment.
PV:- Payment Voucher.
RSM:- An RSM serves as a general overseer to all the platoons. Platoon commandants report directly to RSM while RSM reports directly to captain.
SAED:- Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development. A program set up by government to provide skills to corpers enabling them to start businesses after service.
“You are wrong”:- Used in camp by soldiers if you’re in the wrong place or doing the wrong thing.
ZI:- Zonal Inspector. Person in change of corp members in a given zone.

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Solution to NYSC Registration Error.

In this post we shall examine the frequently asked questions (FAQs) on NYSC’s Online Registration Errors and their solutions

We will be posted this everyday till the day of camp, November 5. I want to believe we are all preparing, stay updated here and share your stories

Prospective corps members and other critical stakeholders have been asking certain important questions and seeking clarifications on the online registration.Below are some of those questions and the answers to them:

How do I Correct Spelling Mistake in my Name

The following procedures are to be followed:

  1. Login into your Dashboard using your username and password

  2. Click on Apply for Name Correction: Fill the required fields

  3. Click on Place Request to submit and wait for approval

NB: Please note that NYSC does not approve addition or removal of names. Contact your Institution to officially write NYSC for such request.

How do I Correct Wrong Date of Birth

The following procedures are to be followed:

  1. Get 19 or 20 digits WAEC verification pin from any First Bank branch

  2. Login to your dashboard and click on the link to Date of Birth

  3. Enter WAEC Verification PIN, select WAEC Type, Year of exam and enter your Examination Number; and

  4. Click on Verify button

  5. Click SUBMIT or CANCEL

How do I Correct Wrong Course of Study

The following procedures are to be followed:

  1. Login to your dashboard and click on the link for Correction of Course of Study;

  2. Select Course of Study; and

  3. Click SEND REQUEST

Note: This approval is strictly done by your Institution’s Student Affairs Officer (SAO).

How do I Correct Wrong Class of Study Degree

The following procedures are to be followed:

  1. Login to your dashboard and click on the link for Correction of Course of Study;

  2. Select Class of Degree; and

  3. Click SEND REQUEST

Note: This approval is strictly done by your Institution’s Student Affairs Officer (SAO).

How do I Correct Wrong Qualification

The following procedures are to be followed:

  1. Login to your dashboard and click on the link for Correction of Course of Study;

  2. Select Qualification; and

  3. Click SEND REQUEST

Note: This approval is strictly done by your Institution’s Student Affairs Officer (SAO)

Source: NYSC website

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All you need know about personal community development service. Good day to all prospective and serving corps members

It stroke me today as so many of my friends (corpers) were asking me on how to engage in National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) personal Community Development Service (CDS) because they also want to affect life positively as corps members. This gave me the passion to also share.

Some do it because of the award (state and presidential honor), some do it because of the joy in it as they change life(s), but whatever is your reason(s), these are the procedures to follow.

1. Project Title:
You must have carried out investigation on what project you want to do and where you want to do it. But it is important to note these when choosing your project because where you carried out your project matters alot. E.g A corps member that dug a bore hole in a slum (environment with poor people) will be highly recognized and valued than the one that dug similar bore hole in the government house etc. Secondly you should give the people what they need, not what they don't need at that moment e.g do not give an hungry man cloth to wear, instead you should give him food because at that moment, he/she needs food to survive before clothing.

2. Project Analysis
By now you must have known the project you want to carry out. The analysis includes;
(i) the cost
(ii) beneficiary
(iii) sponsor (only if you have any at that moment)
(iv) starting date and closing date (at which the project is expected to end).

3. Project Approval
The project approval is usually given by the NYSC. It is important you get it because your name and NYSC number will be written on it and it is required you attach it to any of your solicitation letters. In addition to that, it is only way your project will be documented by NYSC for any reward or recognition. And to get it, you must apply for it, and to apply for it, you will have to write a letter to NYSC following all the necessary chain of command and you will be required to attach your project analysis on that letter of request for approval letter.

NOW, you need two things from me

  1. Sample of of the letter to request for project approval from nysc. Look below for d sample
  2. Project analysis that you will attach to the letter 1 above. That's all you need to kick-start your project. Send me your email to forward the sample to you (free of charge) because its in diagrammatic form (with horizontal and vertical lines) as such I always find it difficult to past it for people. If you receive it all you need to do is to substitute, no stress.

For Format Letter of personal CDS

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NYSC portal database malfunction

In the dawn of the NYSC allawee news, In the early ours of today, NYSC portal experience some glitches with its database, in which serving corp members start loosing our monthly clearance presences.

Thanks to God, NYSC has paper/physical record of the data someone like me should not have been able to pass out after loosing about four month of clearance record on my dashboard, see the screenshot below.

This is part of why we should not go fully digital yet, we only know of this effect because it affect us, i only hope the glitches, has not affected other things. NYSC ICT and SIDMACH should look in the NYSC portal database malfunction

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