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Take advantage of new courses offered by Nigeria Maritime University, Sambo tells youths

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Brass—The paramount ruler of Sambo Ama in Twon Brass Kingdom of Bayelsa State, HRH Samuel Sambo has urged Bayelsans, especially indigenes of Twon Brass to apply for programmes in the Nigeria Maritime Academy (NMU) Okerenkoko, Delta State.

The maritime varsity which is in partnership with the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) recently announced the sale of its application forms for different academic courses including; Maritime Security and Safety (Certificate Course, PGD, M.Sc, Ph.D.)

Others are Maritime Dispute Management and Resolution (Certificate Course), Maritime Risk Analysis and Disaster Management (Certificate course, PGD), Maritime Entrepreneurship (Certificate Course)Transportation Management (Certificate Course, PGD, M.Sc, Ph.D.), etc.

Sambo, in a statement sent via mail to newsmen, noted that with the reported opening of a Bayelsa study center of the institution, Brassians and indeed Bayelsans can leverage the valuable academic programmes the school is offering for prospective students.

According to him, the maritime university offers a great opportunity to all who want to acquire degrees, valuable knowledge and skill sets which application in real-time can spur career and personal growth.

Sambo, who has been awarding academic scholarships to students over the years, advised youths to take advantage of the opportunity and be productive.

He added that despite the harsh socio-economic reality in the country, with focus and determination young people can thrive.

In his words: “Twon Brass Kingdom and indeed Bayelsa State cannot make progress if our youths are idle, addicted to all sorts of illegal substances which in turn lead to them being restive.

“That is why I have in my little way tried over the years to award educational scholarships to as many as I can knowing that the education of the young ones is key to moulding a prosperous society.

“Good thing the maritime university, in conjunction with NDA, is opening a study center in Bayelsa and I urge our people to apply to study the useful programmes being offered.

“Courses like safety management system; shipping and maritime operation; logistics and supply chain management and maritime transport technology are great educational programmes cum skills that can change the trajectory of one’s life and spawn personal development if acquired.

“I urge our people, especially the young ones to seize the opportunity and be productive not minding that the country is really tough.”

The traditional ruler opined that youths can surmount contemporary challenges if they are focused enough.

Sambo promised to assist interested applicants from Twon Brass, “as long as they will be serious with their studies when they gain admission.”

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NDCMB begins training of 500 persons in GSM phone repair in Bayelsa

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Yenagoa—The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) has kick-started the training of 500 persons in GSM Phone repair in Yenagoa, Bayelsa.

According to a statement on the Board’s official Facebook page, the training was initiated by the NCDMB Youth Empowerment Training Programme aimed at building the capacity of Nigerian Youths through sellable Skills Acquisition.

The statement further read, “The General Manager, Research Statistics & Development, NCDMB, Mr. Abdulmalik Halilu in his remark after giving an overview of the training programme urged Trainees to grab the opportunity created by the training to join the global trend of providing innovative solutions as Entrepreneurs.

“Mr Halilu informed Participants that the NCDMB worked with the Bayelsa State Government to design this 3 phase training programme for Bayelsans across the 8 Local Government Areas.

Some of the participants of the training

“Mr Halilu further congratulated all Trainees who made the list, on behalf of the Executive Secretary, Engr. Simbi Kesiye Wabote (FNSE, FIPS) and wished them the best as they set on the journey of being empowered and becoming income earners in their own right.

“The Commissioner for Labour, Employment & Productivity, Bayelsa State, Mr Stanley Braboke, in his keynote address thanked the Board for partnering with the Bayelsa State Government in bringing this training to reality. He encouraged trainees to take the training seriously.”

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There is nothing like ancestral curse, Bayelsa-born innovator declares

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Abuja—Bayelsa-born innovator, Azibaola Robert has given his perspective on the much-debated issue of ancestral curses in Africa especially Nigeria.

He stated oftentimes Africans pre-occupy themselves with negative thoughts of their ancestors, as the cause of their misfortunes.

In a post on his official Facebook page, the entrepreneur averred that “ancestral curses only exist in Africa and in reality in our minds.

“The most heinous and brutal criminal acts, including slavery, genocide, sea piracy, were mostly carried out by the ancestors of the world’s richest, most powerful people and nations.

“If their ancestors left no curses that inhibit them from further domination of the world, yours too didn’t leave any for you that prescribes your progress.

“In this life, not everyone will succeed; unfortunately the thoughts and efforts wasted in the fighting of ancestral curses have pulled a lot of us irredeemably backward.
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Robert who is also the founder of Zeetin Engineering added that the inability of some individuals to succeed shouldn’t be attributed to curses from their ancestors

“Each individual has his/her course to run; ours’ different from our ancestors. Your ancestors have done theirs; it’s our duty to do ours.

“All we owe is a duty to be good and proud ancestors to our offsprings and the coming generations. Let’s let our ancestors be; there is no curse left behind for us by them.”

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I’m where I am today because of luck, says Tony Elumelu

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Abuja—The Chairman of Heirs Holdings, Mr. Tony Elumelu, has said that luck has brought him this far.

Vanguard reports that Elumelu made this known Via his Twitter page on Monday, while motivating his followers.

He also said luck is part of the cocktail one needs to be successful.

Elumelu wrote, “I am where I am today because of luck. Let me be clear: Luck is important, but it is not a substitute for hard work or labor. Luck is a part of the cocktail that you need for success.
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“There are two ingredients for luck-hard work and passion. The more work you put into something and the more passion you apply, the “luckier” you will find yourself. You have to work hard, and be passionate and committed about what you do, to be successful and make your own luck.

“Hardwork and passion are within your power and control, and you should apply them to earn your own luck and to help us foster a better and more prosperous world.”

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