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Together, let’s make Plateau Peaceful again – Sanni Inuwa Baba

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When we were growing up in the 80’s and early 90’s, the name of Plateau State alone was attractive. Tourists from far and near had no better place than Plateau. Combined with the amazing weather, the people were very accommodating and seemed to be more exposed than many from other places. There was religious tolerance and parents taught their children to be respectful.

These days its not the same. A lot of parents are not bothered about their kids getting involved in crime, avoiding the responsibility of parenting. And for the religious leaders, we have a major problem these days in our country. Anyone can become a religious leader overnight without any credentials. There are too many ignorant “pastors” and “imams” preaching errors and leading people astray” said the Archbishop of Abuja, Cardinal John Onaiyekan.

In a bid to promote peace in Plateau State, I explained the importance of unity and effort the state government had made in a bid to unite its citizens. All in my recent article titled “Lalong’s social inclusion Model: A sure cure for Nigeria’s prevailing unrest“.

It has been trying times in Jos in the past couple of months. With the re-emergence of thugs in our city streets. Thugs that go by the name “Sara-Suka” thugs. These young men after taking hard drugs, walk majestically on the streets with harmful objects; They attack any person including women and children they find on their way. An operation they named “Shara” (To sweep). These actions are not particular to Plateau but some neighboring states as well.

To curb this menace, the state government issued a statement that anyone seen with a harmful object would be dealt with. The thugs drastically disappeared as the military and other security agencies were seen all over the city making some arrests.

Just when we thought normalcy was returning to the once most peaceful city, came the unfortunate bloodshed that ended so many lives. Many innocent souls were lost either on the beds massacred with their loving families or on the road burned in their cars. An incidence we always prayed not to even happen to our worst enemies. Such barbaric action should be seriously condemned by any Peace loving Nigerian.

There’s hardly a political action that has effect on the Nation without the mention of Plateau. The state produced some of the best entertainers as well as footballers, whether indigenes or not. For decades, people from distance found a home on the Plateau.

In as much as it’s the government’s full responsibility to protect our lives and properties, we must equally come together and shame the devils who masquerade amongst us. We must fish them out and flush them. This is not the time for blame games. In such crisis, we need and must seek lasting solutions. We should not allow this unfortunate incidence divide us more.

Sending and posting all the videos of the killings isn’t necessary. There’s no need forcing ourselves to justify who was right and who was wrong. Taking another person’s life for whatsoever reason is inhuman. With such actions, we might unknowingly be encouraging more disasters to our lands.

We, the people on the Plateau must go back to our old ways of tolerating each other and accepting our differences. We should continue to be the role models we once were, the Peace setters.

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5 Ways Your Caterer Can Ruin Your Event or Party

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A well-planned event/party seems to run flawlessly. Drinks flow, food is served appropriately, empty plates cleared away, and there never seems to be any mess! Creating a smooth-running event is more than just arriving with food and drinks – there is also a fair bit of science behind a fabulous party! When a caterer asks you a lot of questions before giving you a full estimate, it is because they are trying to determine all the variables in the “party equation.” This way, they can determine the perfect menu. And amount of items needed to bring to your party to make your event a success!

This is really good and should be the case always for any event, but…

There are equal cases where the exact opposite of the above is experienced and events end up being a disaster in terms of food, drinks, and other refreshments. On that note, here are 5 possible ways your caterer can ruin your event.

Food Poisoning: This can be a real big disaster if you ask me. Now I’m not talking about guests being poisoned in the real sense of it. No, not at all! What I mean is a situation where the food is not well made or some guests are allergic to something in the food. And they have to keep going to the bathroom, taking turns in the process. This will totally ruin the day and give guests something unpleasant to talk about long after the event.

Not Enough Food: This is one bad experience that keeps occurring in a lot of events today. You’re invited to a party or an event with the hope that you will get proper refreshment, because you were counted (Invitation). When it’s time to be served, the catering attendant tells you there’s no more food and nothing can be done about it. This is one experience I wouldn’t want any event organiser to go through, especially if the flaw came from the Caterer.

Caterer not showing up on Time: Imagine having to organise an event where everything seemed to be going smoothly, guests are having a great time, up to the point where the time for food and refreshments come up. You look around for the Caterer, who was supposed to have showed up long before the event commenced and the caterer is nowhere to be found. Imagine if you have already paid the caterer ahead for the service, yet the caterer still shows up late or, disappears during the event or in a worse case, does not show up at all.

Corrupt Caterer: Think about this for a minute; you have paid your caterer based on your needs. You have also communicated the importance of quality to your caterer and not just quantity. Then in the middle of the event, the food is served and you notice everyone squeezing their face in a disappointing manner. You then taste the food yourself and find out that your caterer did not just go against your requirements and instructions, but went ahead to provide distasteful food. How would you feel? I sure know how I would feel…

Overall Terrible Service: Think about this as well. You’ve planned out a great birthday party, the venue is amazing, great decor, fantastic music and entertainment, and everybody is having a nice time. Then the menu is served; your caterer comes in with his/her entourage and you expect to have a great service to round things up. Imagine this is not the case, first the food isn’t tasty as expected, and the Caterer’s attendants are as rude as can be without the slightest knowledge of proper customer service & etiquette. To worsen things, the food and drinks finishes before half the guests arrive. Do I need to ask again how you would feel?

Jambolo.com, specializes in showcasing only, caterers with a wealth of experience, mostly with respect to service delivery and professionalism. Caterers on Jambolo.com are properly scrutinized and reviewed appropriately before being registered on the platform. So that when the next client comes calling, he/she will be well informed towards making a good choice/selection.

Are you looking for a Caterer to make your event special and memorable? Visit Jambolo.com today, your peace of mind matters to us.

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Introducing The Nigeria Association of Refrigerators and Air-conditioning Practitioners

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Based on research, it’s been established that not a lot of Nigerians, especially Lagos Residents, are aware that there exists a legal Association for Artisans who are into everything Refrigerator and Air-conditioners. Talking about the technicians who Install, fix and maintain these household appliances.

Did you know such an Association existed? My guess is No, you probably didn’t. That’s fine and well understood; hence the provision of this article, to somewhat officially introduce the Nigerian Association of Refrigerator and Air-conditioning Practitioners of Nigeria (NARAP), Lagos Chapter.

The association has been in existence for a number of years now; with members (Artisans) providing installation and maintenance services with regards Air-conditioners and refrigerators to residents of Lagos state. With respect to the services they offer, the association consists of competent and dedicated technicians spread across all the local government areas of Lagos state. Apart from the regular installation and maintenance of the household appliances in question; the existence of the association was to also provide some regulation in terms of consistent quality service with the technicians, as well as verification of licensed technicians.

Partnership with Jambolo.com

To further show case their availability as well as make known their services to the public, the leadership of the association in 2016, took a strategic decision to partner with Jambolo.com, Nigeria’s No.1 aggregator of artisan/blue collar services in Nigeria. Now, you can comfortably request the services of a qualified and competent refrigerator technician or an Air-conditioner technician, without the fear of getting a less quality service. From the comfort of your home.

You are also guaranteed that proper verification and profiling of these artisans are appropriately conducted before they’re registered on Jambolo.com.

Services Offered by the Association

  • Air conditioner Installation
  • Air conditioner Maintenance
  • Air conditioner Spare Parts
  • Fridge Installation
  • Fridge Maintenance
  • Fridge Spare Parts
  • Vehicle Air conditioner maintenance
  • Vehicle Air conditioner Installation

Conclusively, when next the need arises to engage the services of an AC technician or a refrigerator technician; don’t look too far. Visit Jambolo.com today and request a TRUSTED SERVICE. Note that you can login to rate and comment on the artisan you engage with after the service has been rendered.

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Introducing the Nigerian Association of Hairdressers & Cosmetologists

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The Nigerian Association of Hairdressers and Cosmetologists (NASHCO) has been in existence since the 1970s, precisely founded on the 19th of May 1978. The Association is a well known one with a huge membership database across the Country.

As part of the aim of its existence, the association was founded to provide a forum where Hairdressers as well as Cosmetologists could have their common problems dealt with fairly and timely. They also wanted to ensure that high professional standards and ethics within the field were constantly adhered to, in order to foster trust and confidence with their customers and partners. The motto of the association is “UNITY AND STRENGTH”.

However, in light of this knowledge which I believe generally precedes one’s revelation of the existence of “NASHCO”, there are 3 important things you probably did not know about the association and it’s really funny, because these 3 things are what has given the association the much credibility and recognition it continues to enjoy today.

Here they are:
1- It’s amazing to note that “NASHCO” has recorded an amazing growth in membership over the years. Just in Lagos alone, the State Chapter of NASHCO currently records over 10,000 registered members in all 20 local government areas and 37 local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) of the state.

In all states, the state body is headed by the President and Executives; the LGAs and LCDAs are headed by a Chairperson, while the various areas under each LGA/LCDA are headed by a Zonal Head. In Lagos, meetings are held on the last Thursday of each month, with the exception of December.

2- NASHCO is registered with the Lagos State Ministry of Commerce and Industry

3- NASHCO is equally registered with the Lagos State Wealth Creation and Empowerment.

The Association’s Partnership With Jambolo.com

Not too long ago, the association made a decision to partner with Jambolo.com, Nigeria’s first online aggregator for Artisans/blue collar services in Nigeria. In a statement made by the Lagos state chapter Chairperson who said, “Jambolo has provided a platform for us to showcase our products and services and as such we believe this partnership will place our members in a position to compete effectively and deliver quality services to our customers in Lagos State.” It is to be observed that the Association is positioned towards providing quality service and satisfaction to her customers, clients and partners.

Artisans that are a part of the Association include but not limited to:

1. Hairdressers

2. Cosmetologists

3. Body Care Specialists

4. Make-Up Artists

5. Nail Stylists

If you want to enjoy great styling with regards your looks. If you want to enjoy consistent affordable rates when next you are in search of an hairdresser or a cosmetologist; just log on to Jambolo.com and with one click, locate the beauty you get access to professional service, from the comfort of your home.

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