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2017 COMPRO PAST QUESTIONS – PUBLIC SERVICE RULES

Wednesday, 20th September 2017 Instruction: Answer any five (5) questions. All questions carry equal marks. 1. Your Colleague is about to retire from the Service, advise him on documents he shall present to his Departmental Pension Officer. 2. With the aid of the PSR, list five (5) ways an officer

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My Maid of Honour Toast

Having been a member of the Toastmasters Club, I like to think that writing and giving toasts are right up my alley. However, putting this together and delivering it proved to be more challenging than I had anticipated. First, my friend drives me crazy half the time and writing this, I realised that I took a lot of her amazing qualities for granted.

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My Bestfriend’s Wedding

Anytime I expressed my happiness and excitement for her there was always someone there to compare our personal lives and tell me to “tap into her blessing” or ask me “So, when is your own?”. It felt like I was supposed to be in some kind of competition or at the very least want to be married because she was getting married.

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Review: Downtown Chicken Shawarma

I know I said I had done my last Abuja Shawarma review for this year but I keep getting interesting recommendations, and well I like food. Downtown Restaurant is a cosy clean place. Located on Gana Street, Maitama, it’s popular and easy to find using Google Maps (if you don’t

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Beauty Haul October 2017 – Montaigne Place

It’s been a while since I invested in any beauty product, so I decided to buy a few small things from Montaigne Place in Silverbird Abuja. I got Murad Rapid Age Spot and pigment Lightening Serum and some Yves Rocher Nail Polish. Murad Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum

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Saturday Out Grocery Shopping

You know how you ĺook at someone you absolutely love and see all the good things you want to do to them? Yeah, just looking at these tomatoes I had that Halo moment. I could see future, bright with a salad and three different kinds of stew!

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Review: Dunes Grill & Burger Bar Chicken Shawarma

Following my previous posts hunting down the best Shawarma in Abuja I decide to try Dunes Grill & Burger Bar Chicken Shawarma while at the Waffle Stop. Thing is, they seem to share the same sitting area and I was served both menus. On spotting Shawarama at the bottom left corner of the page, I decided to take one for the team.

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Review: Waffle Spot, Dunes Center – Maitama

Oh, I’m quite excited to tell you about this one. I had the heartiest breakfast in the most serene environment, prepared and served by courteous and friendly staff. I think it is a great place for a family breakfast and I’m sure your kids would enjoy the choice of ice-cream along with breakfast, and find the colourful fresh fruits a delight.

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Asaba Massacre Memorial Day 2017 Itinerary

Exactly 50 years ago today, Saturday, the 7th of October, over a thousand civilians in Asaba, mostly men, were murdered by soldiers of the Nigerian Army. Though on hearing that the war was approaching the town, many indigenes had fled across the Niger, a good number remained because the town was not part of Biafra, not even on the Biafran map. They were Nigerians, many of whom were professionals and civil servants working in Benin before the war.

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Book and Movie Review: It by Stephen King

After 2 weeks and 1,138 pages I’ve come to 2 conclusions; first it is impossible for any director to bring the book to life in its entirety because of its sexually explicit and truly horrifying murder scenes, and second Stephen King is either unimaginably talented or simply disturbed if not possessed by a malevolent spirit.

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Daddies & Mummies: Are You a Psychologically Wise Parent?

According to Dr Angela Duckworth, author of the New York best-seller Grit: Passion, Perseverance, and the Science of Success, over the past forty years studies have found that the children of psychologically wise parents fare better than children raised in any other kind of household. So my Nigerian Parents, are you a psychologically wise parent?

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Food: Poached Eggs and How to Make Yours

For most of us in Nigeria, we prefer our eggs hard-boiled, fried or stewed, and like our meat, we like them very well done. However, despite being semi-cooked, they are easy to make, healthful and low in calories, and with a little salt and black pepper, a delicious addition to your breakfast or salad.

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When You Can’t See Yourself in 5 or 10 Years

In the Nigerian educational system, your ambition is one of those things everyone expects you to figure out for yourself. With little mentoring at every level, most of us just stumble around till we find a place where we excel, fit in or are forced in. Others who don’t, just lie about it.

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Funding Research For A Cure to Sickle Cell Disease

Being AA genotype is now a bragging right online, up there with light-skinned and able to cook. #WifeMaterial. If you are unfortunately a carrier or have the disease, “You must marry AA genotype oh, or your children will be dying”.

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Lounging in Lagos

Lagos for me is a lot like that loud unattractive lover you can’t stand to be around too long, but are enamoured with regardless. The hustle and bustle in this concrete jungle is characterised by the unpleasant smell of what I like to think is the sea, crowds of people at bus-stops, and the constant riotous noise; a mix of blaring horns and shrilling voices. But, it’s Lagos, my place of love.

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Review: Uber Nigeria Yay or Nay?

I landed in Lagos, tried to get an Uber taxi to pick me up. Turns out the driver that took the call was too far away and I had to cancel, costing me N1000. I mean, “somebody cannot make mistake with your service?”

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10 Reasons Why Nigerian Women Can’t Save

“Aunty, I kept this shoe for you”. “Sister, this bag will fit you”. But is this in your budget? Understand something, these sellers are not your BFF. They are about their hustle and profits. Your financial well-being is not their priority.

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