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Travel

Getting the most out of your tourist trip to France as a Nigerian

by Gift/10 February 2020 Last updated on France, home to the most exquisite culture set to fascinate everyone on a tourist trip to France. The country presents experiences that must be experienced and enjoyed to the maximum. It can be very frustrating to go through the visa processing hustle only to realize that you have no idea where to begin your tour when you arrive in France.  Travelling on a tourist trip to France as a Nigerian can be an expensive affair especially if you are planning to travel on a budget but you do not have to feel left out if you are in that category as we have gotten some of the best places you can visit in France on a budget and still have so much fun. However, before you even begin to look for what to do during your trip and where to visit, you have to fulfil certain conditions which include: Having a valid visa into FranceA place to stay during your tripTravel insuranceEnough money for the planned duration of your stay If you have not gotten your visa, read this for the full France tourist visa requirements. After fulfilling all the requirements, you are good to go! Here are some of the best places Nigerians can visit on a tourist trip to France: Eiffel Tower The Eiffel tower is one of the most dreamt about places to visit. It was constructed to celebrate the 100th year of the French Revolution and show France?s industrial power to the world. The Eiffel tower is the most popular tourist destination in Paris and even if you are travelling on a budget, from the top Eiffel tower, you would feel like you have seen entire France. If you feel you are bold and not afraid of height, go on and climb your way to the top of the tower. One thing to ensure though is that you do not miss the delightful Eiffel Tower light shows. Louvre Museum Louvre Museum, popularly known as Louvre is the world?s largest art museum. It is located in Paris and is another feature that makes the city of Paris extremely beautiful. Those with even a slight interest in art must visit the Louvre. Among the historical features that can be found in the museum are sculptures of Mona Lisa, Great Sphinx of Tanis, Venus de Milo, and a few paintings of the Last Supper. Taking a tour around the museum is another great way to get value for your money during your tourist trip to France. Palace of Versailles The Palace of Versailles is a historical monument and UNESCO world heritage site famous for its hall of mirrors, the garden of Versailles which contains about 400 sculptures and 1400 fountains. The palace was specifically built to impress visitors and reflect the power of the king who built it and it is nothing short of impressive. Although it is located on the outskirts of Paris, it is an incredible place to visit. Disneyland Paris Disneyland which welcomes a whopping 14.8 million visitors yearly is an all-in-one package. It comprises of parks, resort hotels, shopping mall, golf, Disney nature resorts and several other recreational and entertainment venues. Even if the only place you tour during your trip is the most visited theme park in Europe, your trip is complete. The park occasionally issues discount packages for tourists who book a visit there in advance. The package mostly includes accommodation in choice areas, access to parks, Disney characters meet and greet, among other things. Taking advantage of these packages is the best option for Nigerians for a tourist trip to France on a budget. You might also be interested in: visiting abu-dhabi on your next vacation. Ancient Roman Ruins Exploring Roman ruins in France is one of the best ways to explore the country. Many of France?s great cities such as Paris, Marseille, Lyon, etc. can trace their history back to Roman times. The best place to admire the roman remains in France is in the city of Nimes which has a number of well-preserved sites such as the Maison Carree. The Maison Carree is the best-preserved Roman temple anywhere in the world. Nigerians interested in history would learn a lot from a trip to these sites. Other places that Nigerians can visit on their tourist trip to France include: Mont Saint-MichelThe Ch?teaux of the Loire ValleyThe C?te d'AzurCity of NiceReims and its Gothic CathedralBrittanyAlsatian villagesThe French AlpsLourdesLyon Apart from visiting these places, there are other enjoyable activities you can engage in during your trip, some of which are: Going on a picnic With a picnic mat, food basket and a few friends, you can have fun outdoors without having to spend a lot. If you visit France during the summer season, you would find a lot of other people engaging in this activity. In fact, picnics are a part of French Culture. A few great picnic spots in France are the Luxembourg gardens in Paris, Bois de Vincennes, Les Quais de la Seine which offers a stunning view of the Notre Dame, etc. The outskirts of the country is also a great picnic spot for nature lovers. The best part is that these picnic spots are free to use. Skiing Another way to have a wonderful stay in France is to go skiing. Skiing typically involves using skis to glide on snow mainly as a recreational activity. This would be best enjoyed if your travel falls around the winter season. The top five best ski resorts in France are Chamonix, Val d?Isere, Avoriaz, La Plagne and Alpe-d?Huez. Before you go skiing though, ensure you have your complete ski gear for safety. Shopping Shopping does not have to involve going to malls and buying expensive clothes, shoes and other things. It is also visiting the local market in France and appreciating its beauty. You would also find that some great souvenirs can be bought at the local market. Visiting the beach France is known to have the best beaches in Europe. Some of them with natural rocks like limestone found in them and others with wild dune landscapes. Tourists can visit one or more of these beaches during their trip. A trip to France is not complete without visiting a beach. Eat and drink With its reputation for having the finest cuisines in the world, not tasting a few of these French dishes is an error. Eating and drinking are a big part of the French culture and this creates an opportunity to bond with other French citizens. Lovers of cheese would find about 400 different kinds of cheese in France, this earned the country the name ?country of cheese?. No matter what you do, ensure you have a taste of France?s tantalizing dishes and wine. If you have experienced the beauty of France to your satisfaction and you still have extra cash, you can throw a party or go clubbing and let the country know how it is done in Nigeria. Staying Healthy It would be really horrible to travel to France and not enjoy your stay due to illnesses therefore the best way to avoid such is to observe certain hygienic and safety practices. Although tap water in the country is mostly drinkable, if you do not feel comfortable drinking it, do not drink it. Bottled water of different varieties such as mineral water, fizzy water, slightly fizzy and salty water can be found in supermarkets and stores around the country. Do not drink tap water found in train bathrooms especially if you find a sign saying Eau non-potable. There are also people who react to changes in the environment and no matter how careful they are, they would still be sick. Such people need not worry as healthcare in France is of impeccably high standards. Enjoying their tour would only be delayed for a while longer. Daily expenditure The estimated daily expenditure for a tourist to France is a minimum of ?45 and a maximum of 'as much you can afford to spend' lol. This would cover accommodation, transportation, feeding, visit attraction sites and other basic things but in varying qualities. France also offers travelling discounts for students younger than 26 years who are holders of the ISIC (International Student Identity Card) so get one if you want to reduce your travel costs. Etiquette Before visiting any country, there are some rules tourists should note so as to stay out of trouble in the country and to continually remain in favour of the citizens. A few of these etiquettes for the French are: Learn a few French words, especially greetings. Greet friends with a double kiss on both cheeks and stranger with handshakes. Always dress nicely so you do not feel out of place as the French are known to have high taste in fashion. Do not visit a host empty-handed. Do not talk about business when eating.If you are eating with others, do not start your meal until everyone has been asked to. The French do not talk much about religion, you should do the same. Do not keep your phone on the table when eating, it is considered rude.Always be punctual to meetings. Do not be involved in any form of criminal activity. Finally, no matter how much you are enjoying your stay in France, do not overstay your visa. S'amuser!
Island

How to Spend the Perfect Vacation at the Wealthy Coast of Bonny Island

by Eniola Arowosegbe/06 February 2020 Last updated on Bonny Island is a beauty tucked at the southern edge of Rivers state. The enchanting city is set on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean at the Bight of Bonny. The oil-rich island endowed with a vast reserve of natural gas is an economic and financial engine for Nigeria. A major vacation hotspot, Bonny Island boasts of a rich cultural heritage and history. Bonny Island is subdivided into two main sections; the mainland and the hinterland. The mainland comprises the Township, Sandfield, Iwoama, Orosikiri, Aganya, Ayambo, Akiama, Workers Camp, Finima and some outlying fishing settlements lying along the Bonny River?s coastline. The hinterland includes the villages that serve as home to natives of Bonny kingdom. Bonny Island is surrounded on the south and west by long stretches of beaches. With sumptuous seafood to combine, the Island is a fascinating place to be. Due to its oil and gas reserve, it?s home to numerous oil and gas companies such as Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (NLNG), Shell, Mobil, Chevron among others. Hence, the security at Bonny Island is strict. A vacation at Bonny Island affords you the opportunity to experience industrial oil production activities. How to get to Bonny Island? The closest Airport to Bonny Island is the Port Harcourt International Airport. Popular Airlines flying in and out of Port Harcourt are Arik Air, Air Peace, Aero Nigeria among others. There are shuttles at the Airport that will take you directly to the Bonny Kingdom. To get to the Island, there are two boat options; the public jetty and the private jetty. The private jetty is the NLNG jetty at Trans Amadi. To use this jetty, you need to book it ahead of time by contacting the staff. However, if the private jetty is not available, you can board the Borokiri public jetty. When is the best time to visit Bonny Island? The best time to visit Bonny Island is during the festive periods, especially during Easter and Christmas as there are lots of activities during this period. From December 26th ? 31st, there are annual carnivals that hold at Finima Beach. Tourist Attractions at Bonny Island Finima Beach To make the most out of your vacation at Bonny Island, you need to experience the long stretches of beaches featuring sandy shores and salt waters spreading across Bonny Island. The beach is a serenading atmosphere with lots of fun and exciting activities. Also, the site is known to hold social events and activities. Finima Nature Park Spreading across 1000 hectares of land, Finima Nature Park is a nature reserve established in 2001 by NLNG to aid environmental conservation and biodiversity. The reserve is covered by tropical rainforest and mangrove swamp with freshwater ponds. There are tall timbers separating the beach from the swamp. Finima nature park houses various wildlife species such as pygmy hippopotamuses, crocodiles, monkeys as well as different bird species. The park features a scenic view of thick forest canopies, lovely flowers, and freshwaters. A popular spot for ecotourism, the park is a fascinating place to appreciate nature?s diversity. Finima Nature Park is completely safe as it is protected by Park Rangers. Monkey Village Monkey village used to be a large forest inhabited by monkeys but with the influx of people into the area, the monkeys were driven out. Currently, the settlement is being inhabited by locals with houses made of palm leaves and branches. There are various bars and clubs to make the most of the nightlife there. Bonny Island Golf course The bonny island Golf course is a 9-hole golf course situated in Bonny Island. The Golf course plays host to the NLNG MD?s Golf Classic tournament involving different Golf associations from different states. The golf course is a social hub for relaxing, networking and bonding with influential individuals. Bonny Island is a popular attraction as it is home to numerous hotels, restaurants, and supermarkets to cater to the basic needs of tourists. One thing to note is the sumptuous seafood diners available. A buzzing island with lots of chills and thrills, do enjoy your vacation at Bonny Island.
Admissions

Top universities in Canada: University of Toronto admission process for Nigerians

by Gift/06 February 2020 Last updated on It has been observed that the number of international students applying for admission into top universities in Canada yearly is on the high side. Nigerian students, of course, are no exceptions to those seeking admission to Canadian schools especially with the level of difficulty encountered when trying to study in a Nigerian school. There are several schools in Canada that Nigerians can go to study, however, this article focuses on the detailed admission process into the University of Toronto. If you are interested in the admission process of other top universities in Canada, do not be discouraged as we've got you covered. Click here for a detailed list of the top ten Universities in Canada that Nigerians can attend. University of Toronto The University of Toronto is one of the top universities in Canada. It is actually ranked as the first best University in Canada according to the QS World University Ranking. It was founded in 1827 and is located in Ontario, Canada. U of T as the school is popularly called has three campuses, located in Mississauga, St. George and Scarborough. Programs of study The University of Toronto currently offers over 700 undergraduate and 200 graduate programs suited to meet the need of every prospective student. These courses cut across medicine, architecture, engineering, education, art, applied science, and even music. Be it a professional course or otherwise, you are sure to find your dream course at the University of Toronto as is expected from one of the top universities in Canada. Both the undergraduate and graduate programs are spread across the school?s three campuses. Applicants can visit the school?s website for the detailed course list. Admission requirements You would be examined based on the academic system followed in your origin country. Nigerian students are to have at least five credits in the West African Examinations Council Senior School Certificate. They would be required to provide their examination number, Scratch Card serial number and PIN to access their results online. If you do not have a credit in one of the required subjects for your course, you can take the SAT Subject Test, Advanced Placement exam, International Baccalaureate result or GCE A level to make up for it. English Language requirements: The top universities in Canada teach most of their courses in the English Language, therefore, International students who do not have English as their mother tongue need to meet certain language requirements as proof that they would not have issues with communication during their study in Canada. The University of Toronto accepts any of the following tests as proof of your English Language proficiency: Cambridge Assessment English C1: advanced or C2: proficiency test with a minimum overall score of 180;Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) with a minimum overall score of 70 and no part below 60; Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST) with a minimum total of 4.5; Caribbean Examinations Council English Courses with a final grade of A (I) or B (II);English Language Diagnosis and Assessment/Certificate of Proficiency in English (ELDA/COPE) with a total score of 86, 32 in writing and 22 each in reading and Listening;GCSE/IGCSE/GCE/AICE English courses with a minimum final grade of B (6) in GCSE/IGCSE/GCE Ordinary Level English, English Language, or English as a Second Language. A grade of C is accepted in GCE a Level/AS Level/AICE English or English Language; International Baccalaureate English with a minimum score of at least 4; International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic Module with a minimum overall band of 6.5; Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum of 100 +22 on writing for the internet-based test. The paper-delivered test results would be reviewed on an individual basis; University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies ?Academic English? course with a minimum grade of B at the 60/advanced level. Only official test scores sent directly to Enrolment Services by the examination body would be accepted. It is important to ensure that your result is sent as soon as it is ready and no later than the deadline for admission application. If you are worried about not meeting the required test score, you can apply for the International Foundation Program (IFP). There is good news though, if you have studied in English for at least four years then you qualify for exemption from the English Language proficiency tests. This would, however, be determined after you have submitted your transcripts. Application process There are two types of application forms available to international students: the International Applicants form which is for students who do not intend to apply to other universities and the OUAC 105 application which is for students applying to other Universities. If you submit both application forms, the University of Toronto would automatically cancel the international applicant's form and you would not get a refund for the canceled form. Each form costs $180 and in addition to this, you would also be required to pay a U of T supplementary fee of $90. After applying, upload your transcripts and complete the self-reported form through the school?s website. As much as possible, try to submit your transcripts electronically. Nigerian students must submit full transcripts for all secondary and post-secondary studies attempted and if the documents are not in English Language or French, they must be translated. Application deadlines U of T begins its application process around September each year and runs it till late May. It is important that you apply well in advance of the deadlines. If you submit your application after the deadline, your application would be canceled with no refund. Those applying for competitive courses such as medicine and engineering have to apply really early as the program may close before the final application deadlines as soon as available spaces are filled. After one week of submitting your application, you would receive an email containing your applicant number and information on the next steps to take. Please ensure that you fill in the right email address during your application. How the University considers applications Millions of students apply to U of T yearly and the University cannot admit all applicants so they go through certain steps to determine the right students to admit. These steps include: 1. Verifying if the applicant meets the University?s general admission requirements such as the English Language requirements. 2. Confirming that the applicant meets the specific requirements for their program of study and have completed any required personal statement and interviews or audition. 3. Checking the most recent academic records and strength of the applicant?s results. Only students with great academic performances and high competitive strength would be admitted. The University would then contact the applicants after going through these processes and all admissions decisions are final. Fees It is important to be aware of the required fee before applying to any school. No one wants to stop their studies half way due to financial constraints. The amount of tuition per student in the U of T depends on the program, year of study, numbers of courses and campus of study and these are updated yearly. Apart from the regular tuition, students would also have to pay Incidental fees which covers campus-based activities such as student societies, recreation facilities, health plans, etc and most of these fees are compulsory. There is also the Ancillary fee which covers field trips, course-work equipment, and library fines. Once you have settled these compulsory fees, you are to plan for other costs such as books, residence, food, transportation, telephone and internet, clothes and personal care, recreational activities, car insurance, and the likes. If you would be staying off-campus, you would need about 8000-15,000 USD per academic year for accommodation and food and above 15,000 USD for those staying off-campus. If you need financial support, you are advised to apply for scholarships or grants as soon as you apply for admission as some of these funding options also have early deadlines. You can click here for a list of Canadian Scholarships for Nigerian Students. Accommodation If you are thinking of staying on campus, you are to complete the University?s common residence application form known as StarRez. This accommodation option is guaranteed for all full-time undergraduate freshers applying to the University of Toronto for the first time. You must have completed this application before you are admitted for your course of study. The residence fees for students are different each year just like the tuition, however, if you want to stay at the Mississauga campus, you must pay a non-refundable application fee of $350 and $1,150 when accepting the allotted space. After these have been paid, you would then be required to pay the housing fee which can be paid in two installments. The St. George campus residence fee is charged based on an 8-month academic term and varies based on your room fee, meal fee and residence council fee ($15). This ranges between $10,052 and $19,877. St. George campus residence also has the graduate house which costs $842 to $1,231 per month excluding meal plan and Student family housing for $796 to $1,305 per month excluding meal plan. Each of the campuses including the Scarborough campus ensures that the students are as comfortable as possible and are safe. They also have parking lots for students with cars, although you might be required to get a permit. You would agree with me that as a Nigerian, applying to the University of Toronto is quite straight-forward and you are sure to make great alliances and connections at the end of your study in the number one ranked Canadian University. 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Road Travel

GIG Logistics: Goods Tracking, Terminals, Contacts and Price List 2020

by Mosimileoluwa Alabi/06 February 2020 Last updated on GIG Logistics is a subsidiary of God is Good Motors (GIGM), concerned with providing express delivery services to clients. The company which was founded in 2012, is one of the leading Logistics companies in Africa having several branches in Nigeria and Ghana. Thus helping them provide domestic and international delivery services. GIG Logistics possesses excellent technological innovation and also provides topnotch services and solutions to customers. With its world-class team, the company gives speedy responses to pick-up operations and ensures prompt delivery of goods at pocket-friendly charges. As a result, the company has been able to maintain its stance as a top logistics company in Nigeria. The logistics company also provides courier services in Nigeria, alongside haulage services, mailroom services, warehousing/distribution services, and e-commerce logistics. GIG Logistics Service Portfolio Domestic Courier Solutions GIG Logistics Domestic Courier Rider Offering Doorstep Delivery to a Client In Nigeria, GIG Logistics provides affordable courier services to nearly every location in the country. Same day delivery is also available. Your parcel will be picked from your doorstep and be delivered to your chosen destination when you choose from the company?s wide range of domestic services online. Corporate Courier Services GIG Logistics Staff Providing Corporate Services to Clients These services are rendered to organizations that need experts to handle their corporate logistics planning. Some of GIGL?s trusted partners include Miniso, Biersdorf Nivea, Swiss Pharmaceuticals, etc. International Courier Services GIG Logistics provides International Courier Services to over 100 countries around the world through Air Cargo, Air Freight Delivery and Excess Baggage Delivery. The company launched a new office in Houston, Texas, therefore making it easy to send items to and from the United States. Ecommerce Logistics Services Ecommerce Logistics Services are tailored to meet the delivery needs of eCommerce businesses. Such businesses need effective and reliable logistics services to provide the right delivery solutions for customers. How Do I Track My Item On GIG Logistics The process of goods/shipment tracking with GIG Logistics is quite easy. The steps are listed below. Step 1: Register your goods Firstly, you have to register your goods. This is usually done at the port of pick-up (either at any of the terminals or your home address). A GIG staff will ask for your name, phone contact, email address, destination and receiver?s details. After which the registration details will be sent to the company?s database. Your tracking number would then be generated. The details of your shipment including your tracking number ( called the Waybill Number) will be sent to your email address. Step 2: Use the GIG Logistics Waybill Tracking Platform The Waybill number makes it easy to track your shipment. Visit GIG Logistics page and click on the ?Track your Shipment? icon. Enter your waybill number and click on ?Track?.The progress of your shipment would be displayed on the page. GIG Logistics Terminals and Offices GIG logistics has various offices and terminals in different states in Nigeria and other countries outside Nigeria. However, the company?s head office is located at 11, Ernest Orachire, Gbagada, Lagos State. You could arrange for a pick-up from your home on the company?s official website by filling a form with details of your goods. Below is a list of GIG Logistics Terminals and Offices in Nigeria and other countries     U.S.A Office Address Phone Contact Email 6872 Highway 6 South, Suite B, Houston, Texas 77083 +128141184 [email protected]                                                          Ghana Offices Terminal Address Phone Contact Email Accra 13, Lagos Avenue, East Legon, Accra 0575341111 [email protected] Tamale M 259, Hurlingham Street, West Hospital Road, Beside Police House, Tamale 0575341111 [email protected] Takoradi Plot 65/6 J H  Kobinnah Street, Takoradi 0575341111 [email protected]                                                          GIG Logistics Abeokuta Offices Terminal Address Abeokuta 1 62, Tinubu Street, Ita Eko, Abeokuta, Ogun State Abeokuta 2 Alumni Building, Federal University of Agric (FUNAAB) Abeokuta, Ogun State.                                                             GIG Logistics Abuja Offices Terminal Address Garki Shop C11, Efab Plaza, Beside Ibrahim Coomasie Cantonment, Area 11, Garki, Abuja Gwarimpa House 38, 3rd Avenue Gwarimpa, Opposite Union Bank, Abuja Gwagwalada Ajibada Plaza.Shop 10, Plot 48, Along Park Road, Gwagwalada, Abuja Kubwa Block, 43, Gado Nasko Way, Opp. 2/2 Court  Kubwa, Abuja Maraba 132, Giga Plaza, via Nyanya, Opp. Chrisgold Plaza, Maraba FCT Madalla Near Mobil Filling Station, Along Kaduna Express Road, Madalla, Abuja Utako 1 Plot 113, I.V.W Osisiogu Str, Beside Utako Police Station, Utako District, FCT, Abuja Utako 2  Suite A13, Abraham Plaza, Plot 6 Ekikunam Street, Opposite Utako Police Station, FCT Wuse Plot 80 Aminu Kano Cresent, Opp. Shariff Plaza, Beside Wema Bank, Wuse, Abuja Zuba 206, Zuba Market, Opp. Lagos Line, Zuba Line, Zuba FCT                                           GIG Logistics Anambra Offices Terminal Address Awka Elite Shopping Complex, Opp Crunchies Fries, Enugu/Onitsha Expressway, Awka Onitsha 2, Awka Road, By DMGS Junction, Beside All Saints Anglican Cathedral, Onitsha Nnewi No 73 ? Owerri Road, Martina Chukwuma Plaza (Innoson Plaza), Opposite The Salvation Army Church, Umudim Nnewi                                             GIG Logistics Delta Offices Terminal Address Asaba 1 Asaba Onitsha Expressway, By Head Bridge, Delta. Asaba 2 445, Nnebisi Road, Opposite Zenith Bank, Asaba Warri 1 138, Effurun-Sapele Rd, By Airport Junction Warri Warri 2 116, Effurun-Sapele Warri Road, Effurun Opp. Our Ladies High School.                                               GIG Logistics Edo Offices Terminal Address Akpakpava 112, Akpakpava Road, Benin City Airport Road Shop 1, Omegatron Plaza, 47 Airport Road, Benin City Auchi Okene Express Way, Opp Auchi Polytechnic Staff Quarter Ekpoma Ukpenu Road Opp. Grail Message Centre, Akahia, Ekpoma, Benin Edo Ramat Park 42, Benin/Agbor Road, Oregbeni, Ramat Park Benin City, Edo State. Uselu 202, Uselu Lagos Road, Ugbowo Benin City                                         GIG Logistics Enugu Offices Terminal Address Enugu 1 7, Market Road, Holy Ghost Park, Opp. State Library, Ogui, Enugu Enugu 2 67, Zik Avenue Uwani Enugu                                           GIG Logistics Ibadan Offices Terminal Address Ibadan 1 Town Planning Complex, By Sumal Foods, Ring Road, Ibadan. Ibadan 2 Block E2, Preboye Shopping Complex Sango Ojoo, Opposite University of Ibadan Ibadan 3 No 76, Opposite Arisekola Mosque, Iwo Road, Ibadan Thinking of where to book hotels in Ibadan? we have got you covered.                                              GIG Logistics Jos Offices Terminal Address Jos 1 Suite B3, Emerald Royal Plaza, Zaramangada, Rayfield Road, Jos Jos 2 Angwan Soya Zaria Road Bypass, Opposite Jankwano Bingham University Teaching Hospital ?????????????????????????????????? GIG Logistics Kano Office TerminaAddressKano69 Murtala Mohammed Way, Kano.     GIG Logistics Kaduna Offices Terminal Address Kaduna 1 8 Ahmadu Bello Way, Off Kastina Roundabout, City Plaza, Kaduna State Kaduna 2 Lagos Garage by Airforce Mami Mando, Kaduna State Kaduna 3 Nnamdi Azikiwe Expressway, By Command Junction, Close to Samrada Fuel Station (beside 911 bakery).                                                GIG Logistics Lagos Offices Terminal Address Alaba Int'l CS1 Ground Floor, CornerStone Plaza By Dobbil Avenue, Along Phone Village Road, Electronics Section, Alaba International Market Ajah 1 KM 25, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Ajiwe-Ajah Ajah 2 KM 22, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Opp. Jeffrey?s Plaza, by Abraham Adesanya Roundabout, Ajah Akowonjo 41 Shasha Road, Akowonjo Junction, Dopemu, Lagos Cele Okota 103, Okota Road, Cele Festac 1st Avenue, Amuwo Odofin, Lagos, Near Festac 1st Gate, Beside INEC Office Gbagada 7, Hospital Rd, Ifako, Gbagada, Lagos Ikeja 9, Medical Road, Former Simbiat Abiola Way, Opposite Zenith Bank Ikoyi 103, Awolowo Road, Ikoyi Lagos Ikotun 29, Idimu Road, Opp. Local Govt. Council, Ikotun, Lagos Ilupeju 13C, Ilupeju Bypass, Ilupeju, Lagos International Trade Fair Shop D77 & D78, Abia Plaza, BBA, Lagos Int?l Trade Fair Complex, Lagos Ipaja 164, Lagos Abeokuta Express Way, Beside Diamond Bank, Lagos Jibowu 20, Ikorodu Express Road, Jibowu, Lagos Lekki Admiralty No 1A, Wole Ariyo Street, Beside First Bank, Lekki Phase 1 Lekki 2 Scapula Plaza, Lekki ? Epe Express Road, Lekki Peninsula II, Lekki Old Ojo Old Ojo Road, By Police Station Lagos Ogba 3 Ijaiye Road, Beside FCMB Ogba Opebi 62 Opebi Road, Ikeja Lagos Oyingbo No 25, Otto Causeway Opp Iddo Bus top, Iddo Ebute-Metta Lagos Sango 3, Abeokuta ? Lagos Expressway, Sango Ota, Opp.  Sango Bridge Surulere 78, Ogunlana Drive, Surulere, Lagos Volks Branch 169, Badagry Expressway, Volkswagen Bus Stop Victoria Island 1436 Sanusi Fafunwa Street, Victoria Island, Lagos Yaba Tejuosho Ultra Modern Market, Ojuelegba Road, Yaba, Lagos                                GIG Logistics Port Harcourt Offices Terminal Address Port Harcourt 1 OR PHC Collection HUB 67 Tombia Extension , G.R.A, PHC. Port Harcourt 2(PHC 2) LACFOG PLAZA Adjacent Choba Police Station East-west Road Choba PHC Port Harcourt 3(PHC 3) No 118 Woji Road, Same Building with Yogo Berry Ice Cream, Bodo Junction, G.R.A, Port HarcourtPort Harcourt 4 (PHC 4) No 9 Stadium Road, Beside Benjack, Port Harcourt.                                           Other GIG Logistics Offices in Nigeria State Address Abia No 5, Asa Road, Former/Old Nitel Building Aba, Abia Akwa-Ibom 3, Monsignor Akpan Avenue, Itam Industrial Layout, Opp Timber Market, Itam, Akwa Ibom.No 108 Oron Road, beside First bank, UyoANAMBRAAwka : Elite Shopping Complex Opp Crunchies fries, Enugu/Onitsha Expressway, Awka.Onitsha : 2 Awka Road, By DMGS Junction, Beside All Saints Anglican Cathedral, Onitsha.Nnewi : No 73 ? Owerri Road, Martina Chukwuma Plaza (Innoson Plaza), Opposite The Salvation Army Church, Umudim Nnewi. Bayelsa Yenagoa?? Kpansia Epia, Opposite Wema Bank by INEC Junction, Yenogoa. Bauchi Shop 7, Yandoka Road, Adjacent MTN office. Opposite First Baptist Church, Bauchi State . Benue No 4, Old Otukpo Road, Opposite Dester?s,  By Savannah Roundabout, Benue State. Calabar 29 Ndidem Usang Iso Road ( Aka Marian Road) Calabar, Cross River State Ebonyi 1A, Ogoja Road (Beside Ecobank), Abakaliki, Ebonyi. Ado Ekiti SOLA DOLA FILLING STATION, BESIDE APC PARTY SECRETARIATS, OPPOSITE MOFERERE JUNCTION, ALONG IKERE ROAD, AJILOSUN. ADO EKITI.Owerri Plot C31, Relief Road, by Relief Junction, Off Egbu Road, Owerri. Kano No 1 bompai road by Tarawa Balewa way, Opp Grand Central Hotel Kano. Lokoja No 1 IBB Way, Adankolo, Close to Federal Medical Center, Lokoja, Ilorin 190, Ibrahim Taiwo Road, Adjacent Chicken Republic/UBA, near JMK Plaza, Ilorin, Kwara State. Ilorin 2:No 1 Umar Audi road, Fate Road, Tanke GRA, besides Hotels Mirabilis. Ilorin. Kaduna Kaduna 1 : 8 Ahmadu Bello Way, Off Kastina Roundabout, City Plaza, Kaduna State. Kaduna 2 : Lagos Garage by Airforce Mami Mando, Kaduna State.Kaduna 3 : Nnamdi Azikiwe Expressway by Command Junction, close to Samrada Fuel Station (beside 911 bakery).Lafia? Shops 1 & 2 Police Officers Mess, Opposite Polaris Bank, Jos Road, Lafia.MINNA Landmark: After Mr Biggs beside Nepa Office, Farm Center Area, Tunga, Minna ? Niger State.Akure No 22 Oyemekun Road by Cathedral Junction Akure, Ondo Osogbo Ogo Oluwa Bus Stop, Gbangan / Ibadan Road, NIPCO Petrol Station, Osogbo. Ogbomosho NNPC Mega Station, Opposite Zenith Bank, Star Light, Ogbomosho, Oyo State GIG Logistics Contacts Customer Care Line: 08139851120 Pickup Service Line: 08170000021 GIG Logistics Customer Care Department GIG Logistics Price List 2020 You can enjoy awesome delivery services at affordable prices with GIG Logistics. The price rate depends on a number of factors. For example, pick-up location, destination and size/weight of the goods.   However, the prices are not available till you request for a quote. Visit GIG Logistics official website and click on ?Request Quote?, then fill the form. Similarly, you could call 08139851120 to get more information. The company's mobile app-Giggo is also available to provide users with seamless delivery options from the comfort of their homes. In conclusion, we hope we have been able to give you everything you need to know about GIG Logistics, Goods tracking, Price list, contacts and the various terminals across Nigeria. You could also read on the contacts, terminals, online booking procedures and passenger price list for: GIGM ABC Transport Young Shall Grow Motors
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Budget-friendly hotels to lodge in for valentine's day

by Rebecca/28 January 2020 Last updated on Lovers in the house!!!! Valentine's day is almost upon us, and like most of us that dettied our December and ended up in tears for January, we want to ensure that the same does not happen after this coming Valentine's day. You have no excuse now not to make that trip to surprise your special someone. This article is for everyone who wants to ensure that after Valentine's day, they still check their account balance and smile. Depending on your location in Lagos, decide on the one that suits you best. Unilag Guest House If you live around The University Of Lagos Akoka, or you are a student of the institution, then this is for you. Unilag Guest House is an affordable hotel located within the four walls of the University Of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba, Lagos. The guest house grants exciting front view access to the beautiful Lagos lagoon. Unilag Guest House rooms are categorized into Studio, Classic, Superior, Deluxe, Royal and Ambassadorial rooms. All these rooms vary in features and costs. Each room is individually air-conditioned, has a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a refrigerator, a king-size bed, a study desk, a soft sofa, an intercom, a wardrobe, and an en-suite bathroom. All rooms are designed with private terraces.  The facilities in Unilag Guest House include An outdoor swimming pool, a bar that provides guests with a variety of chilled drinks. The restaurant serves different kinds of local Nigerian dishes. The guest house also boasts a cocktail garden and a gallery. It has an event hall that can be booked for both corporate and social gatherings. The guest house has boardrooms that are fully equipped to provide the right atmosphere for business meetings.  Unilag guest house offers other services like 24-hour front desk, laundry/dry cleaning services, business center, ironing, free onsite parking, ATM on-site, storage room, and concierge services. Their price range is from various packages, Superior ?9,600, Deluxe ?12,000, Royal ?14,400, Fantasy Double ?16,200, Golden Luxury ?18,000, Ambassadorial suite ?20,000. Libra Hotels Ltd. Libra Hotels Limited is a 2-Star hotel located at No 1 Ramonu Oyedele street, by Total filling station, Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos. It is located in an accessible part of town and enjoys proximity to the Murtala Mohammed International Airport. The rooms at Libra Hotels fall into the categories of Standard and the Standard Double. These rooms feature facilities such as fans and air conditioners, mini-refrigerators, in-room safes, private bathrooms with bathtubs and shower facilities, plus television sets with access to a variety of local and international channels. Guests at Libra Hotels Limited also enjoy hotel services like a restaurant and in-house dining, car parking space, room service, regular power supply, reliable security arrangements, housekeeping, and round-the-clock front desk availability. Standard Room there goes for ?5,000, while the Standard Double goes for ?7,000. If you are around Oregun, you can make this your hangout location. Beni Hotels Beni Hotels is an exquisite hotel located at 11/13 Wiwo Onatere Street, off Broad Street, Marina, Lagos. Tourists particularly enjoy the nearness of Beni Hotels to the National Museum. Beni Hotel has 100 guest rooms categorized into Mini Standard, Standard, Deluxe, and Executive. Each room is spacious and tastefully designed with handcrafted wood furniture. All rooms are fitted with air-conditioners, cable TV, wardrobe, refrigerator, a desk with a chair, and a modern bathroom. An elevator is installed in the hotel for guests? convenience. Free WiFi is available all through the premises. Guests can enjoy the outdoor swimming pool and make use of the fully-equipped fitness center. A variety of international and local delicacies are available at the onsite restaurant. An array of drinks can also be ordered at the hotel bar. Services also rendered are Laundry service, housekeeping, 24 hours front desk service, room service, airport shuttle, storage room, and free internet services. Free private parking is available on reservation.  Mini Standard there can be gotten for ?7,500, Executive for ?17,000, and their Deluxe room for ?12,000 Blueseasons Hotel Blueseasons Hotel is a top hotel notable for excellent hospitality services within the heart of Lagos. It is elegantly designed to house rooms over a storeyed tower-like structure bedecked with pieces of unique exterior decor to create a contemporary outlook. This hotel is nestled in the quiet and upscale neighborhood of Surulere at 2, Thomas Animashaun Street, Off Onikoyi Street, Aguda, Surulere, Lagos. It provides accommodation and recreation to a wide range of guests. Bluseasons Hotel is about 24 minutes away from Murtala Muhammed International Airport. Blueseasons Hotel parades spacious and air-conditioned rooms in four categories - Deluxe, Super Deluxe, and Business Delux and Executive Blue. There are double and single variants of the room categories with balconies. In-room amenities include comfortable beddings, en-suite bathrooms, refrigerators, air conditioners, sofas and flat-screen TV sets with cable connection. Free Wifi connection is available in all the rooms. Available at Blueseasons Hotel, is an exquisite restaurant that offers both African and Continental dishes, a VIP lounge for relaxation and meetings and an outdoor bar filled with several alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Security is guaranteed with CCTV cameras, an electric fence, and trained security personnel while the power supply is constant. Blueseasons Hotel renders airport pickup and drop-off services, outdoor catering, laundry services, dry cleaning, business center, ironing and concierge services on request. You can get various packages like Deluxe ?8,500, Super Deluxe ?10,500, and Executive Blue ?15,000. If your location is really close, you can give it a try. LEKKI HOTEL AND SUITES Located at Elesekan, off John Soares Avenue, Ibeju Lekki, Lekki-Epe Expressway. Lekki Hotel and Suites is located at the heart of  Lekki Free Trade Zone. If you are looking for a middle budget hotel in Lekki or hotels in Victoria Island, Lagos State here in Nigeria,  then Lekki Hotel and Suites are the places to be.  If you live in Victoria Island or Lagos Island and you are visiting Lekki, you can come by and enjoy the Luxurious rooms and exquisite facilities. Lekki Hotel and Suites ranks among the best hotels in Victoria Island, Lekki and its Environment. They have Studio Room for ?7,500, Standard Room ?12,500, Mini-Suite ?15,000, and Executive Suite ?22,500 Abidap Hotels Abi Dap hotel is located at 5/7 DH Street, Alimosho, Ipaja, Lagos, Nigeria. It is equipped with state-of-the-art modern amenities to satisfy the needs of guests and help them feel at home and relaxed. Abi Dap Hotel has various categories of rooms. These categories include Executive, Super Executive 1, Super Executive 2, Royal Room, Royal Suite 1 and Royal Suite 2. These rooms have a beautiful interior d?cor and are equipped with tile flooring, air-conditioning, fitted polished work table and armchairs, a cable flat-screen TV, a mini-fridge, and an en-suite bathroom with bathtub or shower. Some rooms include a sitting area for your convenience. A number of facilities have been put in place by Abidap Hotels to meet the needs of its guests. Some such facilities include free Wi-Fi, a swimming pool, a restaurant and bar, a gym/fitness center, a tennis court, pool table, free newspapers, an on-site ATM and a free on-site parking space. Guests can select from a variety of local and continental meals at the restaurant and order from a list of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks at the bar after a relaxing session of swimming.  Abi Dap Hotel offers additional services to its guests upon requests. These services include laundry/dry cleaning services, room service, ironing services, meeting/banquet facilities, nightclub/DJ services, car rental, and concierge services, BBQ facilities, luggage storage, and 24-hour front desk services. The hotel has round-the-clock security. Imperial Garden Hotel Imperial Garden Hotel offers rooms with modern interior decor. The rooms are equipped with tile flooring, an air conditioner, work desk, telephone, king-sized bed, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a fridge, Sofa, and an en-suite bathroom. Categories of rooms available are Standard, Upper Deluxe and Executive Deluxe. Located at 44 Unity Road Off Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria. This hotel offers a bar and restaurant. Free private parking is available. A variety of delicious local meals is offered at the restaurant. A wide variety of non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks can be ordered at the bar on-site. This hotel also offers services such as 24-hour front desk, Concierge service, Luggage storage, Cleaning services, and round-the-clock security. The hotel offers Standard ?8,500, Upper Deluxe ?12,500, Executive Deluxe ?15,000 Ikeja Central Hotel Ikeja Central Hotel is strategically located at 6/8 Obe Street, By Ajao Road, Off Adeniyi Jones Avenue, Lagos, Nigeria, a stone throw from major tourist spots in the mainland like Ikeja City Mall, Shoprite, Femi Kuti African Shrine. It is furnished with the best qualities to provide superior comfort and hospitality. Its elegance, glamour and exquisite service are flawlessly combined to produce a truly unique experience. Ikeja Central Hotel offers elegant rooms comprising of single rooms, standard rooms, double rooms, and Suites. Room facilities include air-conditioners, en-suite bathrooms, sofa, LCD TV with cable channels, tea and coffee making facilities, work desk, mini-bar, refrigerator, digital safe, windows and balconies overlooking the city and high-speed Internet access. It offers facilities such as state-of-the-art conferencing and convention facilities; it is able to cater to select board meetings and executive get-together as well as extravagant product luncheon. With its premium seating facility for up to 50 delegates, it is a major attraction to local corporates as well as their national and international counterparts. The in-house restaurant offers the best in local and international cuisine, whilst the lounge serves the freshest cocktails and liquors complimented in a chic and relaxed ambiance. For events and occasions, Ikeja Central Hotel uniquely creates an alluring and enviable serene facility which in turn brings your idea to completion. Ikeja central hotel has a restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner with choices of mouth-watering menus like Chinese cuisines, Nigerian menu and continental menu. Additional services include Free parking space, security, laundry facilities, and courteous staff. Airport shuttle and car hire are charged at an extra fee. They have Standard Room ?9,000, Double Room ?14,000, and Suite ?19,000. If you find your way to Ikeja for the vals season, then you check this out. Ocean Pavilion Hotel Ocean Pavilion Hotel offers affordable accommodation in a scenic environment at 16 Ologolo Drive, Off Lekki Beach Entrance, Jakande, Ologolo Town, Lekki, Lagos. This hotel is appropriate for business and leisure travelers. All rooms are air-conditioned and fitted with a king-sized bed, flat-screen TV with satellite reception, wardrobe, refrigerator, and en-suite bathroom. The room available in the hotel can be categorized into Standard, Executive and Presidential Room. Room service is available on request. The bar and restaurant provide guests with a variety of food and drinks. Guests can enjoy afternoons at the pool area, either swimming or relaxing by the poolside. A modern gym at the hotel caters to fitness enthusiasts who can partake in various fitness exercises here. The hotel is equipped with an event hall and a business center. Laundry, concierge, luggage storage and car hire services are offered. Parking is free and security is guaranteed. You can get Executive Room ?10,000, Presidential Room ?15,000 Presken Hotel Maryland Presken Hotel Maryland (formerly Solace Hotel) is a luxurious 4-star hotel situated at No. 1 Shonny Way, Shonibare Estate, Off Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Ikeja, Lagos. The hotel lies 12km from Lagos Airport and is 2minutes away from Sheraton Hotel Ikeja. Presken Hotel Maryland (formerly Solace Hotel) offers 65 comfortable and well-furnished, fully air-conditioned guestrooms. Room facilities include climate control, direct-dial phone, emergency light bulbs, in-room safe, comfortable queen-sized beds, towels, and bedding items. Bathroom amenities include complimentary toiletries, hairdryer, makeup/shaving mirror, and shower/tub combination. Room categories include Standard Room, Deluxe Room, Executive Deluxe, Business Suite. All guest rooms also come with Cable networks, Plasma television and free wireless internet connection for your entertainment. Dining facilities at Presken Hotel Maryland (formerly Solace Hotel) include a restaurant and a cafeteria. A currency exchange facility is also available. Public areas at Presken Hotel Maryland (formerly Solace Hotel) are comfortably air-conditioned. Other hotel amenities include the Executive Lounge with free drink and refreshment. For your leisure, there is an outdoor swimming pool. Guests can also enjoy complimentary services such as pedicure, manicure, massage, concierge desk, dry cleaning/laundry services 24hours power supply and car rental services. For our business guests, Presken Hotel Maryland (formerly Solace Hotel) features a well-equipped business center complete with audio-visual equipment and conference/meeting room(s). As your security has our guest is our utmost priority, Presken Hotel Maryland (formerly Solace Hotel) has a Security-Surveillance system with Mobile Policemen around the hotel premises to ensure your safety. Hotel guests will appreciate the welcoming services of our multilingual staff. From providing great room service to our selection of tasty meals prepared by our world-class chef to our laundry service and other additional services. The staff?s mission is to make sure you are well taken care of. Lagos Hilton Hotel Lagos Hilton Hotel, located at 1 Hilton Drive, Off Ogundana Street, Off Allen Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria. This hotel offers a bar, a restaurant, and a business center. Free Wi-Fi and private parking available on the premises. Lagos Hilton Hotel offers rooms with ultra-modern interior decor. The rooms are equipped with tile flooring, air conditioner, work desk, telephone, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a fridge, armchairs and an en-suite bathroom with toilet paper, towels and linen provided free. Categories of rooms available are Standard and Executive rooms. This hotel offers complimentary breakfast and local food options at the on-site restaurant while a wide variety of drinks can be ordered at the on-site bar. This hotel also offers services such as a 24-hour front desk, Luggage storage, Cleaning services, Daily maid service, Ironing service, and Dry cleaning/laundry service. Standard Room goes for ?10,000, while the Executive Room can be gotten for ?12,500 Divine Fountain Hotel Divine Fountain Hotel is located at Plot 156, Prince Ade Odedina Street, Off Jide Oki Street, off Ajose Adeogun Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. Situated within the serene environment of Victoria Island, it is close to the Muri Okunola Park. Divine Fountain Hotel has well-furnished rooms that are of different categories. These categories are Deluxe, Junior Suite, Superior, and Pent House. These rooms are comfortably furnished and decorated with full air-conditioning, flat-screen TV with cable channels, a bathroom with toiletries, a work desk, a refrigerator. Some of these rooms come with a seating area for your convenience. The facilities at Divine Fountain Hotel include free Wi-Fi, an outdoor swimming pool, 24-hour electricity, free parking space, and an exotic restaurant and bar. Guests can choose from a wide variety of local and continental dishes from the restaurant and order from a list of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks from the bar. Security personnel monitors the premises round-the-clock. Divine Fountain Hotel offers additional services that are made available on request. Such services include 24-hour front desk and daily housekeeping, meeting rooms, ironing services, laundry/dry cleaning services, and car hire. They have a Junior Class room for ?11,000, Deluxe ?13,500, Pent House ?18,000. Peerage Retreat Peerage Retreat and Resort is a 2-Star hotel located at 1, Olabode George Street, Victoria Island, Lagos. It offers the advantage of being near Lagos Bar Beach. Additionally, it has a lot of tourism and shopping options for leisure guests to explore. Peerage Retreat and Resort has a total of 22 rooms split into the following: Standard room, Deluxe room, and the Executive room. Each room is furnished with a refrigerator, en-suite bathrooms, flat-screen TV, worktable, air conditioner, and a cabinet. It also provides Wi-Fi, and some of the rooms have a sofa and a table for additional relaxation.  Some facilities available at Peerage Retreat and Resort include An onsite restaurant, bar/lounge, and an outdoor pool. Peerage Retreat and Resort render additional services on requests, such as laundry and airport shuttle services. They have a Deluxe Room for ?11,000 and an Executive Room for ?13,000. If you are around or have used any of these hotels, then drop your reviews in the comment section for the sake of others.
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6 Things to do this Valentine if You Are Single in Nigeria

by Mosimileoluwa Alabi/27 January 2020 Last updated on If you are still single at this point, you are not alone. There are millions of Nigerians who are currently in the same phase and are not certain of getting into any relationship before Valentine?s day-February 14. In Nigeria, couples like to rub your singleness in your face on Valentine?s Day-the malls, hotels and fun places are always filled with couples showing public display of affection and everything just seems to remind you that you are single. At this time of the year, being single can be tough. There is the song that trends around this time of the year-?Valentine is coming, where is ya boyfriend? You are sitting at home LONELLYYY?. Listening to the lyrics of that song can make you laugh and angry at the same time. For those who have chosen not to be in a relationship, that does not make you a robot because sometimes you feel lonely too. Guess what? You can make your singleness rock if you use your time well. You do not necessarily need a man or woman to enjoy your life on any given day. Do not let the pressure get to you. Knowing the meaning and true purpose of Valentine?s Day would help you act accordingly. What Exactly is Valentine?s Day? Valentine?s Day is an annual festival to celebrate friendship, romantic love and admiration. People celebrate this day by sending messages of love and affection to partners, family, and friends. It was named after Saint Valentine, a Catholic priest who was executed on February 14 for getting soldiers married in secret Christians ceremonies as against the rule set down by Emperor Claudius preventing soldiers from getting married. Over the years, Valentine?s Day has become a day for expression of love either between romantic couples, family members or friends. How Do I Celebrate Valentine?s Day as a Single Nigerian? Since Valentine?s Day has been tagged as a day of expression of love, you necessarily do not need a romantic partner to celebrate Valentine?s Day with. You could send love messages to your friends, enjoy dinner with your family, hang out with your best friends or most importantly, show love to yourself. Yes, Self-Love is very important. You deserve to have fun irrespective of having a partner or not Things To Do This Valentine As A Single Nigerian There are so many fun things to do by yourself this Valentine in Nigeria. Some of them include: Organize a Slumber Party Girls always want to have fun. This Valentine, gather your single friends and enjoy a night of pizza, ice-cream, popcorn, and movies. Do not look at the slumber party as an opportunity to wallow in self-pity, instead use it as an opportunity to relax and spend time with your favorite homegirls. You could talk about your plans for business and how you can help each other. You can toss your New Year diet plan in the bin for a day and consume as many carbs as you want on this day. Night Out With Your Other Single Guys You and your single guys can be there for each other on this ?inevitable love night?. This should not be the night to console each other but should be more of a night of celebration. Talk about your achievements and the marks you have set for yourselves and remind each other of how much you love yourselves. Give Yourself a Treat Most single people see taking themselves out on a date as an awkward act. Yeah, it might seem a bit strange but it is probably the best way to find happiness alone. There are quite a number of serene places (that would not be crowded by couples) that you can take yourself to on a date. You can treat yourself to an affordable buffet. You could also take yourself to your favorite smoothie or ice-cream shop. Visit hotels.ng to view hotels in Lagos that offer an affordable buffet. You could also get new things for yourself if you are bothered that seeing lovebirds at restaurants will trigger you. Stores usually give discounts on products in the spirit of Valentine. Why not tap into the spirit of Valentine and enjoy the discounts they would be offering. Make sure it is something you would most likely wear every day so that you can cherish it more. Wristwatches, shoes, jewelry and the likes would do the trick. You could do this on other days too; it does not have to be only on Valentine?s day. You could also spend your day at the spa getting pampered. Go Kayaking Kayaking is the most exciting activity to do all by yourself. Kayaking is a water sport that involves using a double-bladed oar and a small boat called a Kayak. Apart from being a good way to relieve stress, it also offers you a chance to get close to nature. It is also a great way to exercise your upper body.? You also get to meet with other people who came kayaking and just have fun. Get in the Groove With a variety of clubs and lounges in Nigeria, you can get into the groove with your single friends and feel the rush of adrenaline as you dance to hit songs. Click here to view the best nightlife spots in Lagos and Abuja. Visit Charity Homes You could show love to orphans and old people in charity homes. This is an ideal way to spend Valentine?s Day and they would truly appreciate the gesture. In doing this, you have to plan ahead with the Charity Home you intend visiting. Take gifts, play games with them and be nice. This will go a long way and in return, you will feel fulfilled for that day. Are you still confused about how to spend Valentine?s Day in Nigeria if you are single? Overthinking takes away the joy so just enjoy the moment. Whatever you think would be fun, do it.
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Top hotels in Lagos

by Rebecca/27 January 2020 Last updated on There are many hotels in Lagos and people like to visit them for different reasons. No one ever wants to lodge into a hotel only to find out that they do not offer great services or the hotel does not suit their taste and standard. This article is a guide for everyone who wants to know suitably top hotels they can visit without ending up with great regrets. In no particular order, here is a list of some of the top hotels in Lagos. Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel, Lagos, V.I. is a hotel perfectly perched along the waterfront area of Victoria Island, the business hub of the city. It is nestled along the Lagos Lagoon on Victoria Island at 1A Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, Lagos. The lounge, featuring comfortable sofas and fountains, is just one of the beautiful focal points of this Radisson Blu Hotel. The atrium opens up to the fourth story of the hotel, offering guests unique views of Lagos Lagoon. This Lagos hotel is located nearby Bar Beach. The hotel features 170 rooms and suites that are all air-conditioned rooms and suites that are designed in two original styles, Urban and Ocean. The hotel also offers stunning city and lagoon views from different angles. Business guests of the hotel get to enjoy it's proximity to corporate headquarters, banking districts, and consulates, while the leisure guests enjoy quick access to several shopping malls like Mega Plaza Mall, City Mall, the commercial district, all of the consulates and top Lagos attractions such as Bar Beach, just 5 minutes from the hotel. The hotel offers free high-speed wireless Internet and guests get to choose between international dishes or Nigerian cuisine at the on-site Voyage Restaurant. There is also the option of lingering over a light meal on the terrace at the Surface Bar & Grill. The hotel provides a variety of drinks and cocktails that can be gotten at the View hotel bar. A well-equipped fitness center is also available to ensure that guests maintain your exercise regimen. Not only that there is also a wellness area where guests can relax in the massage room, steam room and outdoor infinity pool. If you are planning a business event, wedding or other special occasions, then you can contact the hotel as they offer six flexible rooms that all come with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment and splendid views over Lagos Lagoon. The Federal Palace Hotel  The Federal Palace is located about 30 minutes' walk from Lagos city center. The hotel offers 146 non-smoking rooms contained in a 4-story building decorated in a European style. The hotel is within close proximity to major Lagos sights, such as Lekki Market and Red Door Gallery, The National Museum, A gallery, and a museum is a few minutes' walk away. The hotel offers various facilities ranging from free car parking, an ATM stand, an elevator, a mini-bar, a microwave and a dressing area that are offered in all rooms at the hotel. Many rooms feature a captivating view of the Atlantic Ocean. All rooms have their own private bathrooms, which come equipped with a tub, a rainfall shower, and toiletries. Residents can have breakfast at the on-site indoor restaurant of the hotel or at the lobby bar. The accommodation has a very stylish bar where guests can enjoy local drinks. Business tourists also get to enjoy a business center, meeting facilities, and a xerox. An outdoor swimming pool with a water slide and sun loungers is placed on site for the comfort of the guests. Guests of The Federal Palace can enjoy a gym area, aerobics classes, and a fitness center as well. The hotel has various kinds of rooms available at different prices, there is the King Room going for ?73,410 avg/room, and there have 2 Bedroom Apartment going for ?404,535 avg/room Eko Hotel Located in the heart of Victoria Island along Adetokunbo Ademola Street Lagos, the hotel is shielded from the hustle and bustle of the Lagos center. They offer services to not just corporate clients but walk-in guests as well. They ensure that all their guests enjoy a perfect blend of relaxation, activities, and African tradition delicately infused to meet the highest national and international standards. Overlooking the Eko Atlantic City and Ocean, the hotel is just a 10-minute drive to the City Centre and only 45minutes away from the Airport. The hotel provides one of the best conference and banqueting facilities that is tastefully furnished to a 7000-seater capacity. There is also a world-class swimming pool, as well as 824 excellently furnished rooms spread across 4 hotels: Eko Signature, Eko Suites, Eko Hotels, And Eko Gardens mostly with a choice of city and sea views. The hotel has 8 different restaurants and 7 different bars serving a range of international cuisines, amongst other facilities. The hotel is equipped with a state of the art health and fitness center comprising of a gym, a tennis/basketball court, a volleyball court, a sauna, spa, salon, and nail studio. There is also an in-house medical clinic as well. We host the best-themed buffet every Friday evening where we serve specialties across the globe: Africa, Asia, America, Italy, Mexico Middle East, and Mongolia The hotel offers varieties of rooms ranging from Eko Garden Standard going for ?45,000. There is also the Signature Suite for the price of ?150,000 Four Points by Sheraton Four Points By Sheraton Lagos is located at Plot 9/10 Block 2, Oniru Chieftaincy Estate, Lekki Peninsula, Victoria Island, Lagos.  It is 6 km away from Mega Plaza Century 21 Mall. Lagos city center is 6 km away. The hotel has 231 rooms with views of the ocean. The rooms are all equipped with climate control, a laptop-compatible safe and a mini-fridge. These rooms have ergonomic furnishings as well. Four Points By Sheraton Hotel also provides guests with a state-of-the-art hotel facilities, such as a restaurant with a mouth-watering menu of local and intercontinental dishes plus continental breakfast, indoor swimming pool, adequately stocked bar with lounge, fitness center and gym with world-class fitness facilities, wireless internet connectivity, 24/7 electricity supply, convenient parking arrangement, guaranteed security plus conference, banquet and meeting rooms. There is also a shuttle service, a doctor on call and room services in addition to currency exchange, allergy-friendly rooms and a smoking area available on site. The accommodation is also set next to nightclubs, restaurants and golf courses. A collection of extra services are offered guests at the Four Points By Sheraton Hotel and these include housekeeping and room services, outdoor terrace, BBQ facilities, spa and massage, barber and beauty shop, elevator and dry cleaning services. Traditional Room (Room Rate Is Not Fixed/It Is Subject to Change) Intercontinental Lagos Hotel The Lagos Continental Hotel is a 5-Star hotel located at Plot 52A Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island placing it in the popular high-brow area of Lagos. It offers 352 luxury and tastily furnished rooms. It is the tallest hospitality building in Nigeria, and with its terraces, it offers splendid views of the Lagos city, most importantly the Lagos Port and Lagos skyline. It is a 30-minute drive away from Ikoyi Club; with its proximity to Silverbird Cinemas and Embassies, it has the right location for guests to enjoy their stay. Continental Hotel offers great amenities like a flat-screen TV, a minibar, and air conditioning. During the stay, guests can take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including a rooftop terrace, a concierge, and room service. Guests of Lagos Continental Hotel are also welcome to enjoy a pool and free breakfast, located on-site. For travelers arriving by car, free parking is available. The hotel is also in close proximity to some of Lagos' most popular landmarks, such as The Cathedral Church of Christ (2.3 mi) and Central Mosque of Lagos (2.9 mi), Lagos Continental Hotel is a great destination for tourists. They have a Superior Room that goes for ?81,127 as well as a whole lot of other rooms to meet the requirements of the guests. The Wheatbaker Hotel Lagos Situated at 4 Onitolo Road (Old Lawrence Rd) Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria, the hotel is placed near the Lagos business districts of lkoyi and Victoria Island. As such, it becomes perfectly placed for any traveler as it is located only 35 km from Murtala Muhammed International Airport. they offer Luxury King (Single) for ?141,375 avg/room and there is also an Executive Suite for ?442,250 avg/room The Wheatbaker offers the corporate traveler all the comfort and convenience of a luxury boutique hotel. For inquiries, you can reach them through [email protected] or [email protected] Address Hotel Ibis Lagos Ikeja http://www.accorhotels.com/7577 Ibis hotel is located at 23 Toyin Street, Ikeja, Lagos Murtala Muhammed Intl Airport Road. The Ibis Lagos Ikeja hotel offers affordable accommodation with its 165 air-conditioned comfortable rooms. The hotel is ideal for business travelers as all guests have access to free wi-fi, a self-service business center and 4 conference rooms available for professional events or meetings. The hotel is located 10 minutes away from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport. The hotel offers guests access to a gym, outdoor pool, 2 bars and a restaurant that offers all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast.  Their standard Room goes for ?28,100. The hotel offers additional services like Airport Shuttle, Safety Deposit Boxes, Babysitting, Business Center, Car Hire, 24hrs Room Service, Ironing, Event facilities, Concierge. Hotel Ibis provides rooms and facilities for persons with disabilities as well. The Regent Luxury Suites The Regent hotel is situated at No 25 Joel Ogunnaike Street Ikeja, GRA, Lagos Mainland. It is located in an upbeat part of Lagos and is only 3km from the Murtala Mohammed International Airport. The Regent is one of the most fashionable hotels in Ikeja Lagos. Regent represents style, luxury, and class. Regent is a name that has quickly become synonymous with elegance. Other special services available to guests include concierge service, currency exchange, room service, car rental service, shops within the hotel premises for guests to conveniently purchase whatever they might need. They have a Standard Double Suite at the range of ?50,000 and their Presidential Suite for ?100,000. Banex Hotel and Suites  The hotel is located at 60 Olorunlogbon street, VOM Estate, Near Anthony Police Station Anthony, Maryland. Due to it?s proximity to the airport, the hotel has become a favorite destination for business travelers and it is a perfect honeymoon destination because of its elegant structure and the views it offers. All their rooms come with king-size beds, air-conditioning, mini-fridges and tea/coffee making facilities. All the guests get to enjoy a complimentary breakfast and free room service. They as well have a complimentary Wireless internet, flat-screen TV for guest?s entertainment. Some of their units have a seating area, and there is a fitness center alongside an on-site restaurant and bar Free parking on-site is made available for guests and there is provision for them to wine and dine in the on-site restaurant and bar respectively. Additional services are also offered on requests, such as Laundry Service, Business Centre, Airport Shuttle, Concierge service, Luggage storage, and Babysitting services. Their Classic Double room goes for ?20,000 and they have a Presidential Suite for ?105,000.  Pearlwort Hotel and Suites Pearlwort Hotel and Suites is set in Plot 7 Impressive Close, Off Lateef Jinadu Dosunmu Street, Alausa, Ikeja (the Central Business District.) The hotel has a year-round outdoor pool, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Free WiFi is available throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. The rooms include a flat-screen TV. Certain units include a seating area to relax in after a busy day. Each room is fitted with a private bathroom and they provide slippers and free toiletries a well. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. Shoprite - Ikeja City Mall is 0.8 min from Pearlwort Hotel and Suites. Lagos State Secretariat is within 1 min. The nearest airport is Murtala Muhammed International Airport, 4.3 min from Pearlwort Hotel and Suites. They have a Standard Room for ?26,700 and a Penthouse Presidential Suite for ?200,000. If you have visited any of these hotels, you can do well to drop your reviews in the comment section for the sake of others.
Destinations

Major Destinations to Tick off Your 2020 Bucket List

by Eniola Arowosegbe/27 January 2020 Last updated on With the start of the new decade, there comes the need for us to build new experiences. There is the demand to try something new, embark on new adventures and create fun memories. There are lots of breathtaking places waiting to be explored so pack your bags and set off on a new travel adventure Kajuru Castle Located on a mountaintop at Kajuru village in Kaduna, Kajuru castle was built in the late twentieth century by a German immigrant who lived in Kaduna for years. Surrounded by mountains and hills, the castle is built with crenellated stones patterned in shades of grey, making it look almost like a crocodile?s skin. Modelled after the medieval times, the elegant masterpiece contains four dungeon rooms, a baronial styled hall, a master suite, swimming pools and kitchen. The castle is privately owned and can accommodate a total of 150 people. Although Kajuru castle has no history of being associated with any monarchy, it?s bound to give this feeling of royalty. An exotic destination guaranteed to tickle your fancy. Attractions include panoramic views of the countryside, a crocodile pond, exotic pet birds, and an eco-friendly swimming pool with its own water purifying system. Also, there?s a mystery attached. Apparently, there?s a secret door that only the Hungarian caretaker, Mr. Bela Becker knows about. That sounds intriguing, right? Well, go find out for yourself. Whispering Palms Resort Tucked away in Iworo, Badagry on the outskirts of Lagos. Whispering palms is an exquisite resort that lies on the lagoon surrounded by palm trees covering about 8 acres of land. The resort features an Art Gallery, Heritage room, indoor/outdoor gym, a miniature Golf course, hire bikes, fish park, basketball court, spa, swimming pool, paddle boats, tennis court and a sports field. The cool Atlantic breeze, beautiful scenery and aesthetics makes the resort one of a kind. Whispering palms is perfect for that weekend getaway be it with family, friends or that special one. The resort has something to offer for all ages, its recreational and relaxation facilities are amazing. The beach huts and mini gardens that host various Nigerian carvings and artworks, including bronze heads of various Yoruba deities, makes it more charming. A vacation at whispering palms is something everyone should experience so make sure this doesn?t pass you by. Abraka Turf and Country Club Luxury takes another dimension at Abraka Turf and Country Club. This exotic resort located at Abraka in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria is a private country club surrounded by a rich tropical rainforest and bordered by the River Ethiope. The resort prides itself on its ecofriendly setting with the purity of its waters and rich green forestry. Attractions include golf, tennis, canoeing, kayaking, polo, horseback riding, quad biking and deep river diving. Also, the resort has a conference centre that can contain 75 people and horse stables that are arguably the best in the country. The resort features perfect villas, chalets suitable for all classes including families, vacation seekers, campers, as well as corporate groups. You can decide to a swim in its swish blue pool or go river diving in its clear emerald green river. The beauty regarding the river is because it is so pure and clear that you can see the bottom of the river from the bank of the river giving you a false sense of shallowness. There?s also provision for horse riding and fishing. Abraka Turf and Country Club is regarded as the best equestrian leisure club in Nigeria. Every year, the country club hosts an international Polo Tournament which usually takes place during Easter celebration. The breathtaking atmosphere, luxurious environment and stunning scenery makes the resort feel like heaven on earth. La Manga Luxury Villas Located along the Badagry creek on the Ilashe Island, La Manga Luxury beach resort is home way from home. The lavish resort occupies over 15000 square metres of space along the Atlantic coastline. The spectacular ocean view with the gentle sea breeze and towering palm trees makes it a soothing environment. La Manga beach villas are lavish structures designed in Spanish architectural style with four elegant beachfront bedrooms and large sliding doors that opens to private balconies. Each villa has lavished suite with rooftop Jacuzzi and private lounge, sizable swimming pool, massage room, beachfront living room with open lounge, furnished kitchen, bar and poolside barbeque grill area. Attractions at La Manga Luxury Villas include open-air gazebo for dinning and lounging, beachfront bamboo canopies for picnic and relaxation, mini-golf course, beach volleyball court, and quad bikes. Water sport activities such as jet ski and boat cruise are available but arrangements have to be requested for. La Manga Luxury Villas is yet another vacation spot waiting to be explored. La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort is a magnificent relaxation and recreation centre located at Ibeju-Lekki in Lagos. Spanning across 60 acres of land, the sophisticated resort is beautifully decorated with African paintings and furniture with a touch of modern architecture. The resort features a clean beach, lagoon and mangrove forest that ?with a wide variety of tropical Flora and fauna that include snake trees, mangroves, various species of epiphytes, monkeys, squirrels, bats, and various species of birds such as kingfishers, sea hawks, egrets and ducks. Facilities at La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort include a swimming pool, a beauty spa and wellness centre for a soothing massage, an on-site business centre for corporate dealings, a fitness and health centre with professional gym instructors to help you work towards your fitness goals, a restaurant and bar serving various local and continental cuisines, and outdoor recreational facilities including a tennis court, volleyball court, boat riding and surfing equipments. La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort gives you that ?feel good? feeling, an exotic destination that continues to provide the best of hospitality. Now that you have discovered all of these exotic destinations, it?s time to do the needful so fill your pockets, pack your bags and go have the fun of a lifetime.
Travel

Planning to work in Canada as a Nigerian immigrant? Get these Canadian certifications

by Rebecca/24 January 2020 Last updated on Canada is a country that loves formal professional certifications or designations in everything. It is a country of degrees and as such, the more education you have, the better your chances of getting gainful employment. So many workers don't get hired internally because they don't have the formal education requirements. They could do a great job but without the 'papers' they never seem to get ahead. HR departments love workers who would learn more outside of their job to prove that they want to move higher up in the organization. Canadian colleges and professional associations propose pathways to professional and career certification in a broad scope of fields of work from accounting to education, financial planning, health care, information technology, legal, project management and much more.  The certifications listed in this article are for professions in Accounting or Finance, Architecture or Design, Aviation, Bank or Insurance, Engineering, Education, Health, HR, Community or NGO It is important to note that some jobs require certifications to practice while some are not legally required. However, having a certification 'might' increase chances. Some of these certifications are not issued outside Canada, so it is advisable to visit their official website to confirm. CERTIFICATIONS FOR ACCOUNTING & FINANCE IN CANADA CPA (Chartered Professional Accountant): The CPAs are recognized as some of the best Canadian accountants. The certification process allows both new and experienced accountants to test their abilities, refine their skills and increase their knowledge of the discipline overall.  CFSA (Certified Financial Services Auditor): The holders of these certifications are internationally recognized by The Institute of Internal Auditors Canada. This designation audits financial institutions. If you work in any of these industries, the CFSA program will benefit you: Banking Institutions, Thrift/Savings, and Loan Organizations, Credit Unions, Insurance Carriers, Agents, Services, Security and Commodity Services, Real Estate Services, Holding and Investment Companies, Credit Agencies, Regulatory Agencies, Other Financial Service Organizations. CGAP (Certified Government Auditing Professional): This is by the Institute of Internal Auditors and they specialize in public-sector auditing. This designation is accessible to people who have a 4-year post-secondary degree, five years of internal auditing experience coupled with two years of post-secondary educational experience, or at least seven years of internal auditing experience. CIA (Certified Internal Auditor): This is by the Institute of Internal Auditors and what they do is inspect companies? finances to reduce losses. Adding the CIA credential to your resume, LinkedIn profile, and business card will help you stand out and demonstrate you are, credible and trusted internal auditor. A true expert who understands and can apply the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing. CFA (Chartered Financial Accountant): With this certification, you will get Instant Credibility and Industry Respect, Networking opportunities for faster career growth, More time and cost-effective than an MBA program, Better job prospects at the top investment firms. CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) ? Calgary: This designation is given to members accepted into the internationally renowned organization the CFA Institute. The CFA examination is considered to be the Gold Standard for Finance & Investment Professionals all around the World. The whole CFA curriculum is set up by experts from academia and industry from around various countries and consists of the newest theories and practical examples from the Investment management industry. The curriculum majorly revolves around major asset classes like Equities, Derivative Instruments, Fixed Income, Alternative Investments and tools like Quantitative Methods, Financial Reporting & Analysis, Economics, Corporate Finance & Industry-required professional Ethics. CIWM (Certified International Wealth Manager): In Canada, CSI actively promotes the CIWM designation to cultivate public awareness and industry recognition of your training and unique depth of services. Outside of Canada, the AIWM along with local chapters promote the CIWM to create increased global awareness of this prestigious designation. Marketing resources are available for promoting your business, educating clients and informing prospects (i.e. Access to CIWM client brochure - promote yourself, your practice and your credentials). CIM (Chartered Investment Manager): This is recognized by the Canadian Securities Institute and a CIM is one of the highest-rated investment managers. When you earn the CIM, you become an investment advisor qualified to manage money on a discretionary basis for an increasing number of sophisticated clients. CIM hopefuls must pass the CSC. Applicants must also have two years of relevant work experience. CSI, which administers the CIM, says work experience should include conducting or supervising investment management, the biggest benefit of the CIM is learning about investments and portfolio strategies in granular detail. CERTIFICATIONS FOR BANKING / INSURANCE IN CANADA CCSA (Certification in Control Self-Assessment) CRMA (Certification in Risk Management Assurance): Earning the CRMA helps address the impact of risk and demonstrates you have the ability to: Provide assurance on core business processes in risk managementand governance.Educate management and the audit committee on risk and riskmanagement concepts.Offer quality assurance and control self-assessment.Focus on strategic organizational risks.Add value for your organization as a trusted advisor.Increase earning potential by up to 51 percent. CCPE (Canadian Certified Professional Ergonomist) Certification is required to: Protect consumers. Users of ergonomics services will be able to identify a professional who has met a predetermined set of professional and educational standards, Protect the field, The reputation of ergonomics depends on the professionalism of its practitioners. The certification will as well enhance credibility, Independent verification of competency provides a higher level of professional credibility and improves the quality of practice. It also provides personal satisfaction. Proof of professional competence is gratifying. It improves earning capacity. Employers prefer to hire certified professionals as well. CHSC (Certified Health & Safety Consultant) Education and experience in the profession. Demonstrated commitment and specialized training and examination.Ethical behavior supported by a peer-reviewed CHSC Code of Conduct.Assurance of protection when acting on professional advice CHSMSA (Certified Health and Safety Management System Auditor) COHN (Certified Occupational Health Nurse) Pros of a Certified Occupational Health Nurse Career includes a good salary is relative to training requirements (about $82,000 in 2016)The certification also helps to minimize the impact of workplace injuries and illnesses. A holder of this certification enjoys Flexibility in terms of the job location. CRSP (Canadian Registered Safety Professional) Becoming a CRSP will help you stand out, gives you professional credibility, Return on Your Investment, Expand Your Opportunities. The CRSP certification gives you a global advantage. I t is also the only Canadian certification recognized through Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) in the United States and the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) in the United Kingdom. CRST( Canadian Registered Safety Technician.) A CRST is an individual who has met the requirements for registration established by the BCRSP Governing Board. A CRST supports a safe working environment by maintaining OHS administrative processes, conducting training and using a range of state-of-the-art tools, processes and common practice solutions to OHS risks. They oversee and drive monitoring and compliance in relation to technical and behavioral risk controls.  ROH (Registered Occupational Hygienist) ROHT (Registered Occupational Hygiene Technologist) I.T CERTIFICATIONS MOST IN CANADA EMC Data Scientist. The certification enables the learner to immediately participate in big data and other analytics projects. The certification validates the practical foundation skills required by a Data Scientist. Cloudera Certified Professional: Data Scientist. Cloudera being the topmost player in the world of Big Data and Data Science, taking up a certification from Cloudera is never a mistake that one should be worried about. Earning a Cloudera Certification will further help you put yourself in a comfortable position in negotiating with your prospective employer for a better salary, also enables you to leverage Big Data for analytics right from Big Data startups to MNC?s who work with Hadoop and in Big Data. Oracle Business Intelligence Certification. Oracle Business Intelligence Certifications can help accelerate your career as you learn to analyze and optimize business operations. With Business Intelligence certifications, you can obtain skills to help expand your proficiency at analyzing business data Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer: Business Intelligence (MCSE). Microsoft has revamped its certification, requiring you to show expertise and many will require multiple attempts to pass. Microsoft caters to those who are willing to spend money on their products, and offer invitations to special events, training sessions, and conferences to people who have the MCSE Certification. NETWORKING CERTIFICATIONS IN CANADA Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) CompTIA Network+ Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) Cisco Certified Networking Professional (CCNP) HELP DESK CERTIFICATIONS Apple Certified Support Professional (ACSP) Microsoft Specialist CompTIA A+ SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION CERTIFICATIONS Linux Professional Institute Certification (LPIC) CompTIA Server+ VMWare Certified Professional Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) DATABASE CERTIFICATIONS Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) IBM Info Management Certifications Microsoft SQL Server Database Certifications ICCP Certified Data Management Pro (ICCP CDMP) MongoDB NoSQL Certifications MOBILE CERTIFICATIONS Android Certified Application Developer Kony Certified Developer MTA Developer IBM Certified Mobile Application Developer DEVELOPER CERTIFICATIONS C /C++ certifications Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) Cloudera Certified Developer for Apache Hadoop (CCDH) Amazon Web Services Certified Developer ORACLE CERTIFIED JAVA CERTIFICATIONS (OCP, OCM, and OCE) Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional Google Apps for Business Certified Deployment Specialist Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) Red Hat Certified JBoss Developer (RHCJD) CLOUD CERTIFICATIONS High Angle View Of A Male Manager Interviewing Female Applicant In Office Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer: Private Cloud (MCSE) CompTIA Cloud+ Amazon Web Services Certified Solutions Architect (AWS-CSA) INFORMATION SECURITY CERTIFICATIONS CompTIA Security+ Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC) Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) I.T. PROJECT MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATIONS Project Management Professional (PMP) Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) Based on research by CompTIA, 72% of IT managers require IT certification for some roles, 66% of IT managers use IT certifications to identify qualified candidates, 60% of IT managers use IT certifications to judge a candidate?s expertise. So many workers are retiring and many are actively looking for workers. But remember that education is key to getting ahead anywhere. Knowledge is power. If you know of any other certifications, kindly share it in the comment section.
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Studying in Germany: Frequently Asked Questions by Nigerian Students

by Mosimileoluwa Alabi/24 January 2020 Last updated on Germany is characterized as an excellent and the most attractive non-English speaking country in the world for international students. Every year, students from all over the world apply to various German universities. This is because Germany offers one of the best standards of education in the world and is also known for offering one of the cheapest forms of education. The country boasts of the best education in the field of science, engineering and technology. As students apply each year, they ask certain questions about studying in Germany and we have compiled these questions for you. If you want to study in Germany and you need answers to certain questions, this article is for you. Why should I study in Germany as a Nigerian?Can I study in English in Germany?Are scholarship opportunities available for Nigerians to study in Germany?Do I really need TOEFL or IELTS to study in Germany?What is Studienkolleg?Are there age limits to applying for a postgraduate study in Germany?Can I work while studying in Germany?Do I need a student visa to study in Germany?What documents do I need to apply for a German Student Visa as a Nigerian?Do I need to show proof of German proficiency if my study program will be taught in English?Can I extend my student visa after completing my degree progam?What are the requirements for getting a PhD in Germany?How can I study medicine in Germany? Why should I study in Germany as a Nigerian? There are quite a number of reasons why you should study in Germany. One of them is that you will get first-class education-German Universities are among the top universities in the world. Secondly, the system of education is research-driven and focuses on output learning. Also, Germany is an important country of culture, so Nigerian students stand to benefit greatly from it. Finally, Nigerian students in Germany can attest to the fact that German universities offer some of the cheapest education in the world. Can I study in English in Germany? Yes, you can. Although the language of instruction at most universities in Germany is German, there are a number of degree courses that are taught in English Language.  You would be required to provide proof of your English language proficiency with a TOEFL or IELTS result. Even if you study in English in Germany, it is important to learn the basics of the German language to enable you communicate better with the local residents. Click to view universities that offer courses in English in Germany. Are scholarship opportunities available for Nigerians to study in Germany? There are various German scholarship opportunities for Nigerian students to study in the country. They could either be government-funded, private organization-sponsored or school-based scholarships. Click to view different German Scholarships available to Nigerian Students Do I really need TOEFL or IELTS to study in Germany? Yes. As a general rule, you need TOEFL or IELTS in order to apply for a study program that is entirely taught in English at a German university. However, if you are applying for a postgraduate program and you already hold a Bachelors degree with English as the language of instruction, you do not need TOEFL or IELTS- which is the same as saying as there is no need for TOEFL or IELTS if you are a native speaker of English. What is Studienkolleg? Studienkolleg is a one-year preparatory course for prospective students who wish to study at a German higher education institution but whose school leaving diploma/ prior qualification has been considered insufficient to apply for a degree program. The course covers full-time education in the subjects of your chosen degree program as well as the German language, for five days a week. A passing score on the final Assessment Examination qualifies you to apply for a degree program that is suitable for you at any German university. Are there age limits to applying for a postgraduate study in Germany? No, there are no age limits set on applying for a postgraduate study program in Germany Can I work while studying in Germany? According to the law, a foreign student studying full-time in Germany is permitted to work for a maximum of 120 full or 240 half days in a year. Do I need a student visa to study in Germany? As a Nigerian, you will need to apply for a student visa in order to be able to study in Germany at least three months before you are due to travel. For detailed information on how to apply for a German Student Visa, read this article. What documents do I need to apply for a German Student Visa as a Nigerian? Generally, the documents needed to apply for a German Student Visa include: An offer letter from a German University.Proof of health insurance.Proof of sufficient funds needed to cover your expenses throughout your expected stay in Germany.Transcripts/ proof of academic background.Proof of German language skills (except you plan to attend English-taught study program) It is advisable to check with the German Embassy in Nigeria to be sure of the documents that are required. Do I need to show proof of German proficiency if my study program will be taught in English? No. If the language of instruction for your study program is English, you do not need to know the German language. However, it is advisable to have a little knowledge of German as this would help in your day to day life as a student. Can I extend my student visa after completing my degree progam? Yes, it is possible to extend your student visa for one year after the completion your degree program. You could also apply for a residence permit to stay in the country and seek jobs for an additional period of 18 months. What are the requirements for getting a PhD in Germany? The most important requirement for getting a PhD in Germany is getting a master?s degree that is recognized in Germany. Each university is responsible for accessing and admitting candidates to its PhD program. This is why it is recommended that you apply directly to the faculty?s committee or Dean?s office to have your past degrees scrutinized. How can I study medicine in Germany? Studying medicine in Germany is not split into bachelors and master?s degree and will take at least six years and three months to complete. You can study medicine for free at any public university in Germany. You will need to have a strong knowledge of both German and English. The spaces available to study medicine in Germany are very competitive. You are advised to read the requirements given by the school offering the course.