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Despite 3 years unemployment, graduate rejects a driving job because it’s demeaning

A Nigerian lady identified as Anita M.V. Erskine on Twitter, recently recounted her experience with a Nigerian graduate who has been unemployed for three years.

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Nigerians vent about not getting international jobs once they mention they are from Nigeria

A Nigerian lady identified as Anita M.V. Erskine on Twitter, recently recounted her experience with a Nigerian graduate who has been unemployed for three years.

According to Anita, the young man approached her asking if there is any open position he could settle for in her company. He was in desperate need of a job, he said.

Knowing the frustrations that come with job hunting, Anita offered the young graduate a temporary role as a driver in her firm. She said there were no other positions available at the time.

Much to her disbelief, the young man rejected the job offer. The reason he gave was that he only wants something that relates to his area of study.

Anita felt the young man should have accepted the job since he has been jobless for 3 years and is in a desperate need of a job.

People’s reactions 

As expected, Anita’s tweet elicited many responses from Nigerians.

Many people disagreed with Anita’s position. According to them,  the fact that the young man has been jobless for years doesn’t mean he should jump onto any offer that comes his way; regardless of whether or not it aligns with his dreams.

Other people, however, argued that the young man should have accepted the offer and managed it for the meantime, while continuing to look for the perfect job.

What’s right and wrong?

It is understandable that passion for work is more important than merely having a job. This might be the perspective guiding the young man’s job search.

In many workplaces, there are instances of people not performing at their best. The reason is usually because their jobs do not tally with their passion.

This, therefore, shows that often times, passion drives an individual to perform better.

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Moreover, keeping keeping the wrong job can make someone lose focus of their passion. Consequently, years can pass without the individual actualising their purpose in life.

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Tip Jar, Twitter’s new giveaway feature that lets users send money to you

Twitter has introduced a new feature called Tip Jar that allows you send money to your favourite tweeters.

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Twitter has introduced a new feature called Tip Jar that allows you send money to your favourite tweeters.

According to the blog post, “Tip Jar is an easy way to support the incredible voices that make up the conversation on Twitter. This is a first step in our work to create new ways for people to receive and show support on Twitter – with money.”

The new feature utilizes different payment platforms like PayPal, Venmo, Patreon, CashApp, and others.

Users can link their Twitter accounts with Tip Jar to any of these payment providers. Twitter takes no cut.

READ: Facebook is creating an audio chat product similar to Clubhouse

You’ll know an account’s Tip Jar is enabled if you see a Tip Jar icon next to the Follow button on their profile page. Tap the icon, and you’ll see a list of payment services or platforms that the account has enabled. Select whichever payment service or platform you prefer and you’ll be taken off Twitter to the selected app where you can show your support in the amount you choose.

Twitter has released series of features this year as part of its efforts to grow Twitter’s user base to 315 million daily active users by the end of 2023.

The company also launched Twitter crop where images don’t get crop again on Twitter for Android or iOS. Standard aspect ratio images (16:9 and 4:3) will now display in full without any cropping and images will look just like they did when you shot them.

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READ: Does YouTube stand a chance against TikTok?

Lauren Alexander, a Twitter spokesperson said, “Today’s launch is a direct result of the feedback people shared with us last year that the way our algorithm cropped images wasn’t equitable, The new way of presenting images decreases the platform’s reliance on automatic, machine learning-based image cropping.”

Twitter has tested several features and more will be rolled out soon.

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Customs Apapa Command generates revenue of N65.4 billion in April

This indicates a 64% increase in collection and an unprecedented record that has never been achieved in the history of Apapa Area Command.

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Border closure: Amid N5bn daily revenue, Customs officials lament allowance slash  

The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) Apapa Area Command has announced a revenue of N65,463,398,355.85 for the month of April—an increase of N25,585,561,139.92 compared to the same period last year.

This was disclosed by Comptroller Ibrahim Yusuf, Area Controller of Apapa command, in a press briefing on Thursday.

What Ibrahim Yusuf is saying

“This indicates a 64% increase in collection and an unprecedented record that has never been achieved in the history of Apapa Area Command.

In line with the provision of extant laws, trade guidelines, and enforcement of government fiscal policy measures, the command was able to further strengthen its anti-smuggling operations against economic saboteurs through credible intelligence-driven operations.

READ: Customs revenue rises by N200 billion to hit N1.5 trillion in 2020

This led to the seizure of 4×40 feet containers laden with unregistered pharmaceuticals (674 cartons of tramadol tablets in 225mg and 120mg, and 805 cartons of codeine syrup in 100ml) at APMT and SIFAX 3 bonded terminal respectively.

Other items seized in the period under review include: two containers of unprocessed wood and one container of scrap copper wire,” he said.

He added that the progress the Apapa Command made in the month of April was possible due to the resilience of the officers, citing that the Command had taken steps to ensure efficient revenue collection by creating an enabling environment for legitimate businesses to thrive.

What you should know

Recall Nairametrics reported that the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Apapa Command stated earlier that it generated a revenue of N159.58 billion in the first quarter of 2021.

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