TUTOR DOCTOR: ONE-ON-ONE HOME TUTORING FRANCHISE IS HERE

In Lagos, there will be fewer “math meltdowns” and other homework headaches now that Tutor Doctor the fastest growing “at home” tutoring franchise worldwide is being introduced to the Nigerian market.

Tutor Doctor, a rapidly expanding one-to-one tutoring service designed to help students from ages 6 to 106, announced the opening of a new franchise location in Lagos, offering the community and students a private, easy way to catch-up or get ahead in school. Tutor Doctor of Nigeria will launch on the 10th of May 2017 at Four Points by Sheraton Victoria Island.

The demand for tutoring has drastically evolved due to a myriad of reasons including the adoption of new technologies, rising student enrolments, intense competition among students, inability of standard education systems to address the unique needs of each student, lack of teaching staff at schools, and out-dated school infrastructural facilities. Tutor Doctor has come to address these issues.

Tutor Doctor uses a variety of well- known books and educational materials to supplement customized programs, but the franchise primarily leverages the curriculum and text the student is currently working with to ensure the most relevant tutoring is provided. Tutor Doctor also works with students’ current teacher to ensure that they are meeting both the student’s and teacher’s expectations. Nigerian students stand to gain significant value from Tutor Doctor.

 ‘’We look forward to assisting students in achieving their educational goals with programs that are specifically designed to fit the needs of each individual. One-to-one tutoring ensures that each student is being given the utmost attention and tools for success. It also gives our tutors the satisfaction of seeing their students’ progress. We can’t wait to start helping students reach their full potential.’’–Ignatius Inyang, Regional Manager Tutor Doctor Nigeria

In addition to providing school- age students with tutoring in various subjects, many families also hire Tutor Doctor to help students get ahead and prepare for more advanced challenges, such as Honours classes that could help them get into a preferred college or university. Tutor Doctor also caters for pupils or students with special needs. Tutor Doctor has proven valuable for the rapidly growing home-schooled population, as well as for seniors and professionals wanting to learn new technology skills.

About Tutor Doctor

Tutor Doctor was founded in 2000 as an alternative to the ‘’one-to-many’’ teaching model most extra-curricular learning centres offer by providing a personalized one-to-one, in-home tutoring service to students. The company quickly grew and in 2003 turned to franchising as a way of expanding her impact and meeting the vast market demand. Now with offices internationally in Canada, the United States, Latin America, the United Kingdom, Middle East, Australia and Africa, the Tutor Doctor vision is becoming a reality as the lives of students and their families are being positively impacted throughout the world. With over 400 franchised territories worldwide, Tutor Doctor was listed by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the fastest growing franchise brands. For more information about Tutor Doctor visit the web site at www.tutordoctor.com.

 

For more information on Tutor Doctor Lagos, please visit http://tutordoctorlagos-ng.com

NIGERIA VS ALGERIA: GASSAMA TO OFFICIATE

 

Football’s world ruling body, FIFA, has appointed respected Gambian official Bakary Papa Gassama as referee for next month’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match between Nigeria and Algeria, scheduled for the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo.

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The Matchday 2 encounter between two of the fiercest rivals in African football will see Jean-Claude Birumushahu from Burundi as assistant referee 1, Marwa Range from Kenya as assistant referee 2 and Gassama’s compatriot, Maudo Jallow as fourth official.

FIFA has also appointed Jean-Olivier Mbera from Gabon as referee assessor, Ghanaian Anthony Baffoe as match commissioner and Nicholas Chumba Musonye from Kenya as security officer.

Gassama, 37, and who has been an international referee since 2008, is one of the most respected referees in Africa. He has already been appointed as referee for this year’s CAF Champions League final, second leg clash between Zamalek of Egypt and Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa, taking place in Alexandria on Sunday, 23rd October. Birumushahu and Range will also be part of the officiating crew for that match, at which Nigeria’s Paul Bassey will serve as General Coordinator.

Group B leaders Nigeria welcome the Fennecs to the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium on Saturday, 12th November in one of the most anticipated matches of the Matchday 2 of the African qualifying race.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Football Federation has won a protest it quietly launched following the release of the official match appointment, which set the kick –off time at 5.30pm.

 “The information we sent to FIFA was that we wanted the match to start at 5pm; we were surprised when the match appointment was released and the kick –off time was set at 5.30pm. The NFF immediately protested and eventually, on Wednesday morning, FIFA agreed that the match will start at 5pm,” NFF’s Director of Competitions, Bola Oyeyode, told thenff.com.

LYNXX MESSAGE TO NIGERIAN’S IN THIS TIME OF RECESSION

Of recent, there is no doubt that the syndicate label artiste /the fine fine lady rapper has show more interest and concentration to his spiritual life more than his musical career of lately.

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Ever since the admired and athletic-looking entertainer became more serious with his spiritual life, his outlook on life has changed.

During the week, he cautioned people to be nice to people with their words and actions because majority of the populace are going through trying times as a result of the recession in the country.

Lynxx wrote,

” There’s no doubt that times are tough for everyone….. With all the craziness going on in our country, the economic recession and the madness in the world, everyone is dealing with something…..”

He went on,

“watch what you say to people: words do more damage than we can ever imagine, and to those dealing with depressing situations, talk to God, he has the answers, he he heals and comforts.”

And many of his Followers  also appreciated his comment and agreed with him, as many of them promise to support him and his new life style. And of recent his social media pages are alway full of life lessons and admonitions.

THE PAIN OF NIGERIA OF FOOTBALL BY ONIGBINDE

Former  Super Eagles coach, chief Festua Adegboye Onigbinde, has described as unacceptable the crisis bedeviling the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and the resultant negative effects on the various national teams.

These have not been the best time 4 Nigeria as the National various teams, including the Super Eagles, U-21 and U-17 side will not be  appearing in the next year’s CAF Organized Nations competitions. This is an addition to the latest FIFA rating, which placed Nigerian senior national team  as 70th position, the lowest in the history of the country participation in world football. The women national team, Super Falcons, have not fared better as they failed to qualify for the just concluded Rio Olympic football event.

Speaking to Show Time Naija, Onigbinde said the problem was selfishness and nepotism, arguing that if does administrating the country’s football put national interest above their personal gains, the nation’s football would not be in it current position.

      ” I have written series of books and I have been talking for long on what needs to be done for us to get back on track as far as managing our football is concerned. But the problem has always been that people put their interests over the nation’s aspirations;  a case of personal interest overriding that of the national interest. Just like the late sage, chief Obafemi Awolowo, said in 1983 that the people get the type of leadership they deserve…”

LINDA IKEJI ADVICED TO BE MODEST LIKE MARK ZUCKERBERG

Nigeria’s most popular blogger, Linda Ikeji is a role model to many youth across the nation. Her success in her blogging business has undoubtedly inspired many young people to work harder at their careers.

However, she also gets a lot of backlash from fans that condemn her for her ostentatious lifestyle. It should be recalled that Linda usually uploads pictures of her mult-million naira mansion in Banana Island, Lagos, as well as her shoes, clothes and other properties.

She was in the news recently online when she announced that she had gotten a new office space in highbrow Lekki of Lagos, which would cost her millions of naira in rent yearly.

Following the unannounced visit of Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg to Nigeria, a surprise Linda had taken to her twitter page to write,

‘Wait. Mark zuckerberg quietly came to Nigeria? Wow!’

A follower, @chidima_xo who wasn’t pleased with Linda’s tweet quickly responded,

‘you think he’s like you? Lol, you that can’t even go to your own house without taking 20 pictures for Instagram’

Many people thereafter liked chidima’s tweet, indicating that dey agreed with her.


So the parting word is this, dear aunty Linda, do endeavour to imitate an icon like Mark, so that people will like you more.

PARA-OLYMPICS: IS NIGERIA PARTICIPATING?

Members of the NIGERIAN PARALYMPIC team to the Rio 2016 Games are in the dark over their departure date for the Game billed for September 7-18, and it complicates matters for the athletes who have been crying over unpaid camping allowances.

The Paralympic Games for Nigeria have always been a saving grace, for a country unable to win medals at the main Olympics.

However, it seems in 2016, the camp is full of sulking athletes and it remains to be seen if they can match their 2012 feat, where they won six gold, five silver, and one bronze.

An official of the Nigeria Paralympic committee in Abuja, has this to say:

  “I don’t have any idea when we are leaving for Rio,” we haven’t heard anything concerning funds from the sports ministry, but we have tentatively, fixed our departure for August 31. We are just waiting to see if that will be possible.”

It was reported that the athletes, since they began camping in Abuja, have not received any allowance and have groaned about the poor diet they were offered.

SENDING U23 TO BRAZIL AND KOREA PROVED USEFUL – NFF

The Nigeria Football Federation says it has a sense of satisfaction for organizing the high –profile friendly against Brazil for the U23 National Team and for also enlisting the team for the Four –Nation Invitational Tournament in Suwon, Korea Republic where the team played against Korea, Denmark and Honduras ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Chairman of the NFF Media and Publicity Committee, Hon. Suleiman Yahaya-Kwande noted on Tuesday that all four teams that the Nigeria U23 played against (Brazil, in Vitoria on March 24 and; Denmark, Honduras and Korea, at the Suwon Tournament early June) reached the quarter –finals of the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 alongside Nigeria.

“Looking back, flying the team all the way to Brazil for the friendly in Vitoria on March 24 (which Nigeria won 1-0) and to the Suwon Tournament in Korea has proved sensible. The results in Suwon may not have been what we expected, but it gave the team good idea of what to expect at the Olympics and the Danish team that walloped our boys 6-2 in one of their matches eventually turned out to be opponents for the quarter final match, which our boys won 2-0.

“The importance of getting our teams to play international friendlies and at invitational tournaments can never be over –emphasized. Today, Nigeria, Brazil and Honduras are in the semi finals of the Olympics. When we qualify for the final, our opponents (whether Brazil or Honduras) will be familiar foes, which is an advantage.”

At the Suwon Tournament, the Nigeria Olympic team also lost 1-2 to Korea Republic but came back from one goal down to defeat Honduras 3-1 in their last match.

Brazil take on Honduras in the first semi final at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday, before the Nigeria U23 confront Germany at the Corinthians Arena starting from 4pm (8pm Nigeria time).

63 YRS OLD GERNOT ROHR SEALS TWO YEARS CONTRACT

The Nigeria Football Federation and Mr. GeThe Nigeria Football Federation and Mr. Gernot Rohr have signed a two –year contract that will see the former Gabon, Niger and Burkina Faso coach work as Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles.

The simple ceremony at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja saw NFF President Amaju Pinnick and General Secretary Mohammed Sanusi signing on behalf of the Nigeria federation, in-between Mr. Rohr’s own signature.

Pinnick averred that the agreement is for two years, with the former German defender, who also coached top French club Girondins Bordeaux and elite Tunisian side Etoile du Sahel, handed a target of qualifying the Super Eagles for the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russia.

“We are happy that this has been sealed and we can now focus on other arrangements for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers starting in October,” said Pinnick.

Rohr, clad in a simple shirt and jean trouser and wearing a smile, said: “I am enthusiastic to get to work. This is a big challenge because Nigeria has big players everywhere and has the ability to do well internationally.

“I have a German heart – the heart of a winner. I have confidence that with the right atmosphere and the right support, the Super Eagles have the capacity not only to qualify for the FIFA World Cup, but get to the latter stages of the competition.”

Rohr, 63, will step out with the Super Eagles for the first time when Nigeria host Tanzania in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Port Harcourt in a few weeks. Although the match is a dead rubber as both teams are out of the running for the tournament, it serves as a test game for the Eagles ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier away to Zambia on 3rd October. Nigeria will also play Cameroon and Algeria in the qualifying race.

Officials confirmed that Coach Rohr is scheduled to embark on VIP scouting immediately, which includes flying to Spain to watch the NPFL All-Stars play against Atletico Madrid and Malaga in Cadiz on Friday, in the Trofoe Carranza tournament.

MY BOYS ARE MIRACLE WORKERS – SIASIA

Nigeria U23 team’s Head Coach, Samson Siasia has described the performance of his players that saw them beating Japan 5-4 in their opening game of the football event of the Rio Olympics barely five hours after arriving Manaus as a miracle. Siasia said this during the post match press conference at the Amazonia Stadium, Manaus.

“I just can’t describe what happened today. My boys defied science to win this game; what gave us this game was the mental toughness of the boys. For a team not to train for two days and put up this type of performance is a miracle. You know that when players are tired they tend to lose focus. That is why we conceded four goals. For now, all I can say is I just want to go and savour this victory with my players.”

On his plan for the next game, Coach Siasia said: “We just won a game, we can’t and won’t allow this victory get into our heads. Our target here is to win the gold and this is just the first step of us achieving that aim. No two games are the same, for me this hurdle is over, when I wake up tomorrow I will then think of my next game.”

Describing the Japanese side as a good side, Siasia added:

“The team we defeated is a good side; I respect them for pushing my boys to the limit.”
Coach Siasia refused to speak on the issues that caused him and the team to arrive Manaus hours before the game, saying the team has put that behind them and are grateful to Delta Airlines for coming to the rescue of the team when they did.

Describing the nine -goal session as a spectacle, the 2008 Olympics silver –winning coach said:

“I knew that towards the end of the game my boys were tired and barely managed to hang on. I will not blame any one of them for the goals we conceded. We have put this match behind us. I hope my team sustains this great form and even step up a gear in our subsequent matches.”

CONGOLESE OFFICIAL FOR NIGERIA AND NIGER REPUBLIC CLASH

Mr. Soumou Flavien Serge from Congo Brazzaville will be the referee for Saturday’s Africa U17 Cup of Nations qualifying match between Nigeria and Niger Republic at the National Stadium, Abuja.

To assist Serge are compatriots Bantaba Sabhas Gislain (first assistant), Diawa Triton Franck Audiard (second assistant) and Nkounkou Mvoutou Messie Oved (reserve referee).

The match commissioner is Fred Crentsil, from Ghana.

Familiar foes Eaglets and the Junior Menas clash in the first qualifying round for the 2017 Africa U17 Cup of Nations starting from 4pm, with the return leg in Niamey in a fortnight.

The Nigerien contingent landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Wednesday night, and trained on Thursday evening.

Reigning world champions Nigeria have won the FIFA U17 World Cup on five occasions. Next year’s African finals will hold in Madagascar with the World Cup to be staged in India.