We have not fixed date for 2017 Batch A (Stream II) Orientation Course – NYSC

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has dismissed reports which claim that it has fixed 24th June, 2017 as date for the commencement of the 2017 Batch ‘A’ (Stream II) Orientation Course.

According to a statement issued during the weekend by its Director of Public Relations, Bose Aderibigbe, NYSC said: “The attention of the NYSC Management has been drawn to an online statement, which claims that the 2017 Batch ‘A’ (Stream II) Orientation Course has been scheduled to commence on 24th June, 2017.

“We wish to state that the information is false and, to say the least, misleading.

“Management assures Prospective Corps Members and other stakeholders that the date of commencement of the 2017 Batch ‘A’ (Stream II) Orientation Course will be made public through our official channels in due course.”

It could be recalled that the NYSC had earlier said that the 2017 Batch A Orientation course for stream I, which commenced on Tuesday, 23rd May will end on Monday, 12th June, 2017 nationwide. It however remained silent on the date for the Orientation course for stream II.

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Six Corpers Are Posted To A Haunted Village In The Trailer For ‘Ajuwaya’

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Like Jennifer Kent’s grief-fuelled The Babadook and Jordan Peele’s racially-charged Get Out, the most effective horror films are the ones that are able to successfully ground their bizarre premise in very real feelings of anxiety.

You, watching a good horror film:

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This is why Tolu Tanner’s Ajuwaya  has me legitimately excited. As a (relatively) young Nigerian, I can’t remember any situation – in the past couple of years – giving me more anxiety than checking where I’d been posted to for NYSC (I got Lagos btw).

This feeling of anxiety is one I know a lot of us – whether you’ve survived a gruelling service year or are still waiting to get posted – can relate to; and that’s exactly why Ajuwaya‘s NYSC-horror premise is a stroke of genius.

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Ajuwaya follows six corpers (played by Rahama Sadau, Timini Egbuson, Lanre Hassan and other newcomers) who get posted to a remote village in Osun state for their youth service and unwittingly awaken an age-long evil.

While the iconic Nollywood films we grew up with – like Nneka The Pretty Serpent and Living in Bondage – were spread over various genres, the new Nollywood filmmakers seem to be stuck in a rom-com rut; so yeah, Ajuwaya feels like a breath of fresh air.

Ajuwaya, which was successfully screened at the Lagos NYSC camp just this week, will be released in cinemas nationwide on July 7.

Read More -> Watch The Star-Studded Trailer For Upcoming Movie ‘Ladies First’

AFRICAN ACHIEVE

Our good works got featured on AFRICA ARCHIVE a😀 destination for amazing video and pictures from this great continent… Here is what they said.

There is a glamour in the ordinary, an exquisiteness in the common things of life, visible to those with an inkling to see the world’s beauty in its most ordinary form.
The essence of the NYSC scheme is to bring to the consciousness of Nigerian youths the glaring beauty in the other faces of the country apart from that which they have known and seen. This beauty is made visible through her diverse regions and states, hence the need for sociocultural integration.
Following this, Corps members in Gusau, Zamfara state took it upon themselves to show the city to the world in its most naked form through the lives and chores of its people particularly those who earn a living off the streets.
RAW, a project of Zmcorps in conjunction with Crystal pictures took to the streets of Gusau to showcase her aesthetics in its raw and realest form through pictures of corps members assuming different roles and occupation.
An interesting and exciting adventure, the very first of its kind in the history of the NYSC scheme in the state, Zmcor pesents to you photoshoot on the streets of Gusau, the capital of Zamfara state.
Below are the pictures. Do enjoy!
To view more pictures check the #PhotoShootOnTheStreetsOfGusau on instagram and follow Zamfara Corper page on instagram

“a beautiful woman” – quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing

GLADYS ELVIS

 

She appeared in the room with the winter snow billowing around her skirt. Most did not pay attention to her beauty, but rather her color. Burnt Sienna never looked so beautiful on a woman. With black hair of wool and her head held high, she waltzed on with an effortless saunter. The clicking of her heels added rhythm to the soft classical music that played onward without pause. Her eyes scanned the room with determination in search of someone when her eyes met mine she smiled. So beautiful it was like the stars themselves, decided to rest behind the soft cushion of her lips.

Even at forty Mila’s mother still outshone her. Five foot seven, willowy and a face cut right from the pages of a men’s magazine. Any copy of GQ would show them what she looked like in lingerie. Mila on the other hand had stopped growing at five foot three inches, had the sort of face people forgot even before they’d stopped looking at it and had gained thirty pounds since her fifteenth birthday, mostly around the hips.

Celine wasn’t beautiful in the classical way, no flowing golden curls or ivory skin; no piercing eyes of green. She was shorter than average and certainly larger than a catwalk model, but in her ordinariness she was stunning. Something radiated from within that rendered her irresistible to both genders. Men desired her and women courted her friendship.

Archer lay upon a soft feather mattress, cocooning himself in the silk sheets. At the bottom of the bed stood a woman. He gazed upon her perfect, naked form, her skin glistening with a sensual sweat. His eye’s were drawn to the golden river that gently caressed its way down her neck, reaching to just below her shoulder blades. If the gods are real, he told himself, then this woman is their masterpiece.

She had a kind of understated beauty, perhaps it was because she was so disarmingly unaware of her prettiness. Her black skin was completely flawless. I doubt she used face masks or expensive products, that really wasn’t her m.o. She was all about simplicity, making things easy, helping those around her to relax and be happy with what they have. Perhaps that is why her skin glowed so, it was her inner beauty that lit her eyes and softened her features. When she smiled and laughed you couldn’t help but smile along too, even if it was just on the inside. To be in her company was to feel that you too were someone, that you had been warmed in summer rays regardless of the season.

 

Gina was a beautiful woman, but only on the outside. She was highly practiced at seduction. With her latin looks and high cheek bones it was all too simple. Nothing so pretty could possibly harm you, right? Mostly she just let them feel in charge, guiding the conversation with unnoticed prompts. It was only seconds before her new target was jumping through hoops to please her. Her face and some cleavage could get her anything and anyone. No-one knew how she’d take a rejection because it had never happened.

When finally she arrives her gait is halting like there’s something wrong, she’s almost walking right but there’s something out of sync. Perhaps one leg is stopping a little short or maybe going long, it’s so hard to tell. But when she turns and smiles all thoughts of inquiry flee, she isn’t conventionally beautiful, but to me she’s simply haunting.

Tyler wasn’t about to wait another minute, this chick was late and he wasn’t having it. Her picture wasn’t that great anyway, likely there were better looking women in the club tonight – like the one coming down the sidewalk at that moment. Her hair was straight black, eyes dark, figure a perfect hour glass. Out of habit his eyes fell to her hand to look for rings. When she stopped right in front of him he prepared to give her directions, she didn’t really look like she belonged here anyway, she was like a magazine cut-out dropped onto the Brooklyn sidewalk. “Hey, Tyler?”

His usual swagger fled faster than a gambler from a bookie. He swallowed. “Um, yeah. That’s he. I mean me. I’m Tyler.” She smiled, eyebrows raised and extended a manicured hand.

“Olivia. Shall we get out of here?” Tyler took his hands out of his pockets, suddenly unsure of where to put them. Shyness wasn’t usually his gig, what the hell was going on here?

“Um, yeah. Where d’ya wanna go? I know some good places…”

The woman that walked in could have graced any billboard or magazine cover, but she was better than those two dimensional photoshopped models. Somehow her imperfections made her perfect. There was a shyness to her, hesitation in her body movements and a softness in her voice. Her cream suit had a tailored look that was bold against her dark skin, but I could already see her in jeans and a t-shirt, feet up on the couch and painting her nails. She was right there, only feet away, but in her understated glamour she might as well be on the television or a girl in a pop video. So I gathered up my things to go, I’d never see her again, but that was alright. She didn’t need a plain guy like me. In that moment my eyes were down on the table that’s when the chaos began…

…She was the kind of girl that women loved to hate. She was an adult I suppose, but so young that she still had the exuberance of youth. She had that movie star look, not overly tall and willowy, but more like an action star. Her muscle definition was perfect and she walked with the confidence of someone a decade older. She wasn’t just flawless in her bone structure, her skin was like silk over glass and she radiated an intelligent beauty.

But by now, all have learned that looks are deceiving especially with Lorelai whose skin resembled marble dusted with light specs of gold, eyes the shade of a winter sky fading into spring greens and obsidian hair like leaves in the autumn breeze. The way her long lashes framed her eyes when she captured a target turning them into stone and the way her full lips would curl into a mischievous grin every time she did so. It was inevitable and certain that once you looked at her, you couldn’t look away. She kept you still and held your beating heart with one gaze, feeding off of you. She was a succubus, beautiful and dangerous.

His mark stepped out from the black limousine, her curly brown hair falling in soft layers around bare shoulders. She had the right physique and the right hair, but he’d have to wait for her to turn to get a positive I.D. on the face. He made the siren noise, everyone turned toward it, including her. Who doesn’t want to see the ambulance or the police chase? The photograph hadn’t done her justice at all. In his magnified scopes her eyes shone and there was a genuine look of concern on her symmetrical features rather than the glee of a gawker. He wanted to reach out and touch her lips, full and glossy red even in the fading light of the evening. Her bare arms were honed from hours in the gym and about her neck sat the diamond necklace from his employers vault. She was the thief or someone close to them, either way his brief was to eliminate her. She fell without even a cry, never aware of her own end. One minute she was expecting a glittering gala and the next she was gone, dispatched.

Her tall frame and slender body were like of a Victoria secret model. Her blue eyes, like the sea, were calm and emotionless. Long, wavy blonde hair, so smooth and silky, almost as if it was tailored from gold fabric. She sat down on the bench as she looked out at the sea, her thoughts on how much her life resembled it: no burden, no emotion, no order. Everything, even the simplest things of what to eat were already decided for her. She wanted and needed a change; she turned to face him, the only man who truly loved her. She felt tears on her wind-cooled skin and smiled for once in her life as she walked to him.

The woman looked up from her morning cup of coffee. She had a warm chestnut colour hair and pastel white skin which made her beautiful pink lips stand out. Her cheeks were rouged and she was dressed in a pair of black skinny jeans and a grey band shirt,.

Blue eyes, gold hair. A confident, sexy strut that tells the world, “I’m beautiful.”
Soft hands, crows feet. And she never misses a single step.

Alluringly, she would blink her eyes from time to time, allowing her eyelashes to flutter like the wings of a butterfly. My god, her eyes were simply spellbinding. Her left eye was a rapturous shade of cerulean blue, much more appealing then my own, and hazel-auburn rondured sphere orbited in her right eye. Each one held a coruscate gleam that enhanced their beauty. Her seraph’s ears were pierced by golden hoops that were concealed by caramel colored blonde waves, enhanced by highlights of pink and blue.

 

Kayla’s ability was to let her see into the soul’s of those around her, and over the past months she’d been seeing people for who they truly were.
Marissa, for instance, had been a shock. Her beloved girlfriend, with shining blonde hair and freckles dotted on her naturally blushed cheeks and a body most women would kill to have. Sweet, beautiful Marissa. Well, her soul was a stained, diseased, twisted thing that pulsated and leaked gasses.
That girl she used to go out with back in her first year of collage, the one with the messed up teeth and the acne?
Her soul was a frail, elegant brown shape that shone under a mysterious light and swayed as if dancing to an everlasting song.
And Kayla, well, she was doubting how much faith she should put into her eyes, that were quite obviously deceiving her, to judge these two beautiful women.

PHOTOSHOOT ON THE STREETS OF GUSAU

Are you a Photographer, Writer, Video Editor, Cinematographer or Model? Well, you don’t wanna miss this special event, we called it ‘PHOTOSHOOT ON THE STREETS OF GUSAU’.

ZMCORPS in conjunction with CRYSTAL PICTURES present you the first of its kind photoshoot in Gusau.

Are you any of the above mentioned? If yes, then you are invited, just send your details (Name & Profession) to 0703284 4625 or 08181936034 e.g. Em Batsari Photographer either by SMS or on WhatsApp.

The event is going to take place as follows:

Date: 6th May, 2017.

Time: 9am prompt.

Venue: One Time, behind NNPC filling station, Zamfara Radio road, Gusau.

– See more at: http://zmcorps.blogspot.com.ng/2017/04/photoshoot-on-streets-of-gusau.html#sthash.VAOAUWzS.dpuf

HOLY TOASTING 💜😍

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Boy: do you have a boyfriend?
Girl: No. I don’t want a boyfriend.
Boy: Genesis 2:18 “The Lord God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him’.”
Girl: But I don’t love you.


Boy: 1 John 4:8 “Whoever does not love, does not know God, because God is love.”
Girl: So how do I discern that your words are true?
Boy: Matthew 12:34b “For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.”
Girl: But how can I be sure that you are faithful and honest?
Boy: Mark 13:31 “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.”
Girl: But why me? There are so many girls out there.
Boy: Proverbs 31:29 “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all!”
Girl: But what do you see in me, that makes you love me?
Boy: Song of Songs 4:7 ” You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you.”
Girl: But really, I’m not that beautiful … you’re exaggerating.
Boy: Proverbs 31:30 “Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.”
Girl: What will happen if I say yes?
Boy: Genesis 2:24 “That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.”
Girl: How is it that you know so many Scriptures?
Boy: Joshua 1:8 “Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. ”
Girl: Wooow, I can see you really love God.
Boy: Psalm 34:8 “Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in Him!”
Girl: Hmmm. Ok please just give me some time to think about this.
Boy: Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”
Girl: owwww I love you already
Boy: Revelations 22:21b “Amen.”
please share to make people laugh joor

LIFE AFTER SERVICE YEAR 1

In a nutshell, it is expedient that one has a clear-cut idea of what will become of his/her life and career after the National service year. We are in a society where except for the lucky ones, parents and guardians believe that training their kids or assisting their wards end as soon as after they graduate from the higher institutions. It might sound vague to some but it is an undeniable reality that the moment after National Youth Service most graduate are left alone in the struggle for survival in career and otherwise.

We only have it in history that in the past, in this same country, how Graduates, on completion of their National service got employed immediately, as against the prevailing state of joblessness among our innocent graduate youths. In light of this, the onus is on every youth to be bordered about what the future is holding for his/her individual life and career.

It is an obvious fact that the expectation of every graduate is that, after the one year of National Service, he or she will get a good job and start living a comfortable life. But let tell ourselves the truth, this is not always the case if not completely impossible. So, in all sincerity, we would all agree to it that there is a great need for a ‘plan B’, considering the present state of the nation’s economy. The big question is, where can we start from as fresh graduates?

NYSC has given every corps member the opportunity to learn certain skills at no cost during the orientation course in the camp. Though there are still challenges, considering the fact that the time or the period of training for these skills was just too short for one to master a skill. We were told in the camp that the skill acquisition training continues after camp. On the contrary, there is no such activities/program schedule officially for corps members and even if one wanted to take it up privately, the fact that some of the facilitators of the program do not have a visible address in all of the possible host communities, makes it almost impossible. For instance, I under took Power and Energy as a skill (inverter and solar energy installation as well as bio-gas generation) facilitated by West Africa Energy Solutions and Development Company Nig. All effort to reach this company in Ebonyi LGA of Ebonyi State, my host community, in order to continue the training yielded no result.

However, for those who really want to master their chosen skills and had the opportunity to further their training in the community where they were posted and have succeeded, the skill acquired is one of the factors that will give you a footing as you execute a plan ‘B’ while hoping for a better offer. Think on giving the skill you so acquired a business approach, develop a business mindset for it and you will excel.

The bottom line is to try as much as possible to avoid being idle after the service year. Lay your hands on something; I mean something legitimate. In line with this, we would have to explore every avenue at our disposal, one of which is making use of our talent or potential. Every individual is created with an inherent ability to do something with ease and do it better than any other person. Look deep into yourself and find out what your gift is and make use of it.

While doing all of these as fresh graduates we should not forget to search for job. Waiting for job is very wrong. We have to be involved. Search for job on the internet and in the national and local News paper. Take your future into your own hands, make it great. It is very possible that we can all get good jobs. Connect with people. Give out your CV/Resume to those you know could help you. Never under estimate anyone. Let as many people that you come across as possible know what you studied and what you know how to do.

Finally, the government (our leaders) should rise to their responsibilities. Create jobs, save our future and save the Nation.

TOP 10 MOST ENTERPRISING CORPERS IN ZAMFARA

 Zmcorps is excited to unveil your exclusive nominations for its VOL 2 2016 Batch A stream 1 & 2 “TOP 10 Most Enterprising Corpers” in Zamfara. Based on popular nominations. This young men and women ENTREPRENEURS are Zamfara corpers who are making thing happen in the sharia state of Zamfara; from running an movie theater, a photography or music disc jockey these individuals have shown they are indeed super enterprising.

These are the profiles of the most enterprising corpers in ZAMFARA from diverse domains at top of their fields and are great role models. 

They will battle it out in our online voting channel for the “ZMCORPS AWARDS” Zamfara Corpers Award Most Enterprising category coming soon by March 2017.
 
10. MARYAM ISAH
Maryam is a culinary expert with skills in baking, grilling and other culinary skill set. She is it the CEO and founder of Mimiz Fast Food Restaurant located at AS mamuda plaza on AgwanDalatu road, Gusau,Zamfara state. Mimi is strong willed and unrelenting.
 
9. MANASSEH OLADELE
…he is an awesome young fresh dude….friendly, intelligent, and real fun to be with… He is the CEO MOproductions a media and videography outfit. This davidoo look alike is very supportive, gentle and polite.
 

 
 
 
8. ITUNU ODETOKUN
NYSC Zamfara 2016 Band Captain, popularly known as HITEE. Itunu is a super creative and artistic instrumentalist with a flare for drums. Itunu is the founder and initiator of #GrooveClinic one of Zamfara most anticipated drum show to hold 24th Feb 2017. We hail thee Lord over drum sticks.
 
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7. GRACE ABIDEMI
Grace is from the editorial CDS and popular and professional tailor and fashion designer she dey sow anything!!!. this lady genius is said to have sown for almost every corper, CDs, Family house and more… some include NCCF, Baptist Corpers fellowship,Editorial cds etc. Grace come and sow for us too na… for free ooo
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6. EKWUE SANDRA 
this young female Photographer is known for her photography signature ingr_sandra Son many of Zamfara corper photoz. She is creative visualist and expressionist. Weydone Zir Weydone Maz…
 
 
 
 
5. CHUKWUNONSO ANGELO EGWUDA
Fine boy with a awesome smile CEO Haromies entertainment and Media House group, a media and event planning outfit in Zamfara. Angelo is a force to recon with not only amongst Zamfara corpers but in Zamfara as a whole. Angelo is highly supportive and smart. His brand is highly popular amongst the general Zamfara populace.

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4. KELVIN ABIDEMI OLADIRAN
Mr fyne boi too much sauce and CEO OAK photography the most popular photography signature in Zamfara. kelvin is an highly creative visualist and rapper… yes rapper. this young lad is a ladies favorite.
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3. Odunuga Ajibola Dj Nuga
MR GROOVE… A standing ovation to the king of the nightlife, dj Nuga owns and controls nightlife in zamfara with is madding disk jockey hooks… yes we have experienced how he turns the gloomy to bobbling, the depressed to happy and funky.
Dj Nuga… Kilon sele ganganna..
2. DANIA SOLOMON DAVID
Mr Fresh smile, Solomon… where do we start from… energetic, prompt and highly resourceful. This young fine handsome is the co founder of LIGHTCAVE Cinema, the only movie theater in Zamfara located at Fadama Plaza, beside Savannah Restaurant along Sanni Abacha road, Gusau. Oga Solo, you haven’t given us a free movie ticket this year naa… 

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1. OMITOGUN ABOLAJI
Hmm…Most popular Zamfara Online Personality and Blogger, ZMCORPS founder a zamfara corpers blog initiative. He is cool, friendly, intelligent and selfless… And has contributed immensely to the social life of Zamfara corpers. This dude is always super busy…
All of these entrepreneurs are unique in that they believed in themselves mostly and worked towards that goal to success in their game.
what are thoughts about our list?
is there someone you know that we forgot to add why not leave us a comment below.

– See more at: http://zmcorps.blogspot.com.ng/2017/02/top-10-most-enterprising-corpers-in_19.html#sthash.qfafoNbg.dpuf