Baking Cinnamon Cake 101

Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup shortening
1 1/3 cups white sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 eggs
2/3 cup milk
1/2 cup white sugar
6 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Grease and lightly flour a 10 inch Bundt pan.
Stir together the flour, baking powder, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon and salt; set aside.

In a large bowl, beat shortening (butter), 1 1/3 cups white sugar and 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla until light and fluffy.

Add eggs one at a time, beating for at least 1 minute after each egg.

Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the milk. Pour batter into prepared pan.

Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack. Remove cake from pan while it is still warm, and poke holes around the top of the cake with a fork. Pour the warm cinnamon syrup into the holes and onto the top and sides of the cake.

P.S.. To Make Cinnamon Syrup: In a saucepan, combine 1/2 cup white sugar, butter, water, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 3/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon. Heat and stir until butter melts.

Try it and you will certainly enjoy it.. Have a lovely week Y’all…

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Welcome to the Nigerian Post Office, Wuse Zone 3

The Nigerian Post Office in Abuja definitely needs a facelift, you should imagine they will have a budget or at least someone ensuring that the premises is kept in pristine condition.

It is laughable that a huge pile of refuse welcomes you to the Nigerian Postal Service premises. We should take care of our public properties more, pictures below:

Welcome to the Nigerian Post Office, Wuse Zone 3

The Nigerian Post Office in Abuja definitely needs a facelift, you should imagine they will have a budget or at least someone ensuring that the premises is kept in pristine condition.

It is laughable that a huge pile of refuse welcomes you to the Nigerian Postal Service premises. We should take care of our public properties more, pictures below:

A Case Of Nigerian Agip Oil Company and A Global Recruitment Scam Alert

This is a recruitment scam alert story reported by Bob Sterricker, it is interesting and informative. Please Read…

I saw a listing on Global Recruitment Inc website and pasted my CV/details for a position with the Nigeria Agip Oil Company.
Then I got this: “With the approval of the Management of Nigeria Agip Oil Company, we are delighted to formally offer you the Employment to work with Nigeria Agip Oil Company for the provision of Expatriates Relation Services for the period duly specified in your Offer Letter. Please find attached a Copy of your Employment Letter for your perusal and immediate action if the terms of work are acceptable to you. Upon thorough review and acceptance of this Employment Package, dot your signature in the space indicated in the last page of the Offer Letter and return same back to us via email attachment within a period of 7 days. It was an email sent from chrisobh@agipng.net who I believe is a fraudster.

Why I Think It’s a Scam The original email was not on letterhead paper
The employment letter had no telephone number on for Agip

The job was given without an interview

The job is full pay for 4 weeks on and 4 weeks off

They wanted me to buy expatriate medical insurance. It is only available in Nigeria and all other policies are not valid

I called a few times with different name and he always answered “yo, hello”, not very good for someone from an HR department.

I stated that I have expatriate health insurance already and he would not accept it.

I asked the contact number for the medical clinic so I can introduce myself as I like to speak to my future manager just to say hello, Chris refused and he could not give me any other Agip numbers

The expatriate medical details forms I was sent from Fortress Insurance PLC were full of typing errors.

I asked for a company brochure since he had been doing this medical cover for over 10 year and he ignored my request. He offered a 2 year cover policy ( which happens to be time of my potential work)

Advice
1. Avoid the company
2. Avoid people without headed emails
3. Ask unusual questions. Ask to speak to another rep from the office
4. Check the address on google earth so you can see if it is actually there.
5. Do not be tempted into any job where you have to buy medical insurance as part of the job
6. Ring the individual up using internet, or other numbers
7. Check out websites reporting scams. You will see template letters very close to the one you will get
8. A dream job with fantastic pay without an interview is just that — a dream.
9. Be careful- they are all scum!

Be warned people are out to feed on our desperation… Never pay for anything when trying to secure employment..

Three job skills that you can develop as a Research Assistant

A research assistant position is a lot like taking a university course, only the work that you do is really relevant for your employer.

These are often term or contract positions that will give you a taste of what working in research would be like, so it’s a great chance to see whether you’re cut out for that graduate degree that you’ve been considering. However, the tasks of a research assistant are not always clearly defined, so you’ve got to learn to ask questions and communicate effectively.

As in my previous post on Job skills from part-time work, here are some three types of skills that you might take away from working as a research assistant:

  • Analytic skills – whether its history, biology, or even nursing research, you need to be able to collect and sort through a lot of data, break it down, and identify the most important parts…

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Unilever Leadership Internship Programme (ULIP) 2014

Are you a Nigerian university student in your 2nd, 3rd or 4th year(excluding finalist)? Do you possess the tenacity to function in a result driven environment? Are you passionate about environmental protection and sustainable living practices? If yes then the Unilever Leadership Internship Programme (ULIP) is the perfect opportunity for you!

Unilever Leadership Internship Programme (ULIP) 2014

The internship programmes are for duration of 12 to 24 weeks about (3-6 Months),  and successful applicants will be given the unique opportunity of working in one of the world’s leading FMCG companies. For the duration of the programme, you will interact with seasoned professionals in an exciting environment and you will have hands on professional experience working on projects that will expose you to global best practices

Come and be part of the Unilever Team working to create better futures. Discover A Career Made By You

Requirements

Internship opportunities are available for students in Engineering, Pure & Applied Sciences, Biological Sciences, Business, Finance and Social Sciences in the following business areas:
Marketing
Sales
Supply Chain
Research and Development
Finance
Human Resources
Information Technology
Application Closing Date
11th March, 2014.

How To Apply
Interested applicants should send their applications to: discoverunilever.ng@unilever.com

Hospitality Job IN Abuja

Send your CV’s and a one page relevant cover letter to: abuja5starhotel@gmail.com for the positions of:

1) General Manager
2) Food and Beverage Manager
3) Financial Controller
4) Human Resource Manager
5) Executive Housekeeper
6) Chief Engineer
7) Sales/Marketing Manager
8) Executive Chef
9) Front Office Manager
10) Internal Auditor

-The minimum years of relevant working experience is 5years for each role.

-You also need a minimum of a 1st degree.

-You must be mature and level headed

-Have resource management skills

-Must be willing to take up new challenges facing the industry