500. FREEDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING Vol 500 ( Special Edition )
THE UNFORGETTABLE NIGERIAN : NIGERIA’S FIRST MILLIONAIRECANDIDO JOAO DA ROCHA (1860 – 1959)
Have you ever asked any of your parents for money, especially continuously, and they gave you this reply: “Do you think I’m da Rocha?”
Well, I experienced it and growing up, I never knew the meaning of the statement, until I came across a book a friend gave me, when I stumbled on the name “Candido da Rocha”.
He was a rich man who would, from the balcony of his one-storey building, throw down coins to children who would, in a tangle of bodies and flapping hands, struggle for them. So, I remembered vividly why my parents denies being “a da Rocha” anytime I ask for monies I don’t literally need as a child.
Also known as Nigeria’s first millionaire, he was a rich entrepreneur, businessman, landowner and creditor who owned Water House or Casa d’Agua on Kakawa Street, Lagos Island, Lagos. It was named Water House because it was the first and only house in Lagos in those days to have a borehole and in turn sell water to the residents.
Candido da Rocha, a native of Ilesha, present day, Osun State, was born to the family of Joao Esan da Rocha, who was captured as a slave when he was 10 years old on his way to school in Ilesha. Candido was born in the Bahia region of Brazil. His mother was Angelica Josephina da Rocha. His father returned to Lagos, Nigeria in the 1870’s where he built his wealth and passed it to his son, Candido.
Due to his wealth, his friend, Herbert Macaulay, nominated him as a candidate in one of the elections of the time. And when da Rocha met the electorate, he told them: “I am Candido da Rocha, your candidate into the House. Vote for me if you like. And if you don’t, all well and good.” That statement ended his sojourn in politics as he lost the elections with acquiring just 20 votes.
Indeed, da Rocha was a very modest and generous capitalist.
During the Second World War (1939 – 1945), when the authorities of Kings College were looking for a place to relocate the students in the boarding house – among whom were Tiamiyu Bello-Osagie, who would become one of Nigeria’s most celebrated gynaecologists; Adenekan Ademola, son of Nigeria’s first indigenous Chief Justice, Adetokunbo Ademola; Dapo Aderemi, son of Sir Adesoji Aderemi, the legendary Onni of Ile-Ife – da Rocha volunteered his Bonanza Hotel on Customs Street, Lagos, and did not collect a dime for the period it was used.
Even after the war, when government asked influential Nigerians to contribute to the rehabilitations fund, he made substantial donations and he instructed that the amount should not be disclosed to the public.
Despite his wealth and political clout, no street in Lagos is named after him. Candido da Rocha died in 1959 and his remains lies at the Ikoyi Cemetery.
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You Will Be Shocked To Find Out That You Do Not Know 99% Of These:
Do you know that?
1. The River Niger Bridge at Onitsha was constructed between 1964 and 1965 by Dumez- a French construction company and cost £5 million.
2. Patience Jonathan is one of Nigeria’s most-educated First Ladies, with an NCE, a B.Ed, and a PhD from University of Port-Harcourt.
3. The highest peak in Nigeria is located in Taraba and is called Chappal Waddi which means “The Mountain of Death”.
4. There are 196 countries in the world and at least one Igbo person from Nigeria lives in every one of them.
5. The Pidgin word ‘Sabi’ came from ‘Saber’, Portuguese and Spanish for ‘to know’. Both country’s ships traded slaves from the Bight of Benin.
6. Katsina College (now Barewa College in Zaria) has produced 5 Nigerian Presidents/Heads of State since it was founded in 1921 in Katsina.
7. Ojukwu taught Murtala Mohammed and Ben Adekunle at Regular Officers Special Training School, Ghana. Both ‘fought’ their teacher during the civil war
8. At Nigeria’s independence in 1960, there were 41 Secondary Schools in the North and 842 Secondary Schools in the South.
9. In 1983, Senator Arthur Nzeribe spent $16.5 million to win a Senatorial seat in Orlu (in Imo State).
10. In 1973, the Federal Government of Nigeria considered officially changing the name of “Lagos” to “Eko”. Regarding “Lagos” as a colonial name.
11. The geographical area now referred to as Nigeria was once referred to as ‘Soudan’ and ‘Nigiritia’.
12. Offences punishable by death sentence after the 1966 coup included embezzlement, rape and homosexuality.
13. MKO Abiola was named Kashimawo (Let us wait and see) by his parents. He was his father’s twenty-third child, but the first to survive infancy.
14. Jaja Wachucku was the first person to refer to Lagos as a “no-man’s land” in 1947, provoking a national controversy.
15. Jollof rice, chicken breast, serve of ice cream, tea, coffee or Bournvita, with full cream milk and sugar: Meal Cost = 50Kobo- Unilag in the late 1970s
16. At the point death in 1989, Sam Okwaraji was a PhD candidate and qualified lawyer with an LL.M in International Law (University of Rome)
17. When British Bank of West Africa (now First Bank) opened a branch in Kano in 1929, Alhassan Dantata (Dangote’s Grandfather) opened an account depositing 20 camel-loads of silver coins.
18. Jaja Wachuku is reputed to have owned the biggest one-man library in West Africa. Balewa sometimes referred to him as “Most Bookish Minister
19. The colonization of Nigeria took more than 40 years to achieve and the territories were integrated by the use of force.
20. Yoruba is spoken as a ritual language the Santeria cult in Carribean and South-Central America.
21. Slavery existed in the Nigerian territory before the 15th century and was abolished in the 19th century- 1807 by the British.
22. At least 55 women were killed in South-East Nigeria, in 1929 when the women forced the Umuahia warrant chiefs to submit to their rule.
23. The coinage ‘Supreme Court’ was first used in 1863 by the colonial administration through the enactment of the Supreme Court Ordinance No. II.
24. MKO Abiola died suddenly on July 7, 1998, exactly one month after General Sani Abacha died mysteriously on June 8, 1998.
25. Agbani Darego was the only one to wear a maillot as opposed to a bikini during the Miss Universe contest in 2001.
26. The ‘Ankara’ material is not indigenous to Nigeria. Our indigenous textiles include the Akwete, Ukara, Aso-Oke and Adire.
27. Aloma Mukhtar is the first female lawyer from the North and went on to become the first female Chief Justice of Nigeria.
28. The area known as Makoro town in Lagos was first a swamp, later sand-filled by the colonial government and served as the first bridge to the Island.
29. Esie Museum is Nigeria’s first museum, established in 1945. Once reputed to have the largest collection of soapstone images in the world.
30. Aminu Kano formed the Northern Teachers’ Association (NTA) in 1948, the first successful regional organization in the history of the North.
31. George Goldie, who played a major role in founding Nigeria, placed a curse on anyone who attempts to write his biography.
32. In 1996, John Ogbu, a Nigerian Anthropologist firmly advocated for the use of African-American Vernacular to teach in the U.S
33. Hause Language indigenous to Northern Nigeria is spoken in 11 African States. Germany, French, U.S., and British International radio stations broadcast in Hausa.
34. The surgeon who ‘killed’ Stella Obasanjo was sentenced to 1 year in prison, disqualified for 3 years and fined €120,000.
35. The word ‘asiri’ means ‘secret’ in Hausa, Yoruba, Nupe and Igarra. It also means ‘gossip’ in Igbo.
36. Igbo-Ora in Oyo State, Kodinji in India and Candido Godoi in Brazil are the towns that produce the highest number of twin births in the world.
37. Bishop Ajayi Crowther, a Yoruba, in 1857 produced a reading book for the Igbo Language and a full grammar and vocabulary of NUPE in 1864.
38. The first TV broadcast in Nigeria and Tropical Africa was on October 31, 1959.
39. In 1978, a 50Kobo increase (from #1.50 to #2) in the cost of University Students’ meal per day caused the ‘Ali Must Go’ protests.
40. Albert E. Kitson discovered coal in Enugu in 1909. This discovery led to the building of Port-Harcourt town in 1912.
41. Today, only Nigeria has a larger black population than Brazil. More than 3.5 million Africans were captured, enslaved and transported to Brazil.
42. Groundnut pyramids were the invention of Alhaji Alhassan Dantata to stack bags before export.
43. In 1967, old traditional ruler, Oba Akran and A. Ademiluyi were jailed for 14 years (7 each) for stealing £504,750 (#2.5b).
44. Since 1960, Nigeria has been either ruled by an ex-lecturer/ex-teacher or military man. The only exceptions are Azikiwe and Shonekan.
45. If you visited Lagos in 1975, you could spend a day at the Presidential Suite of Federal Palace Hotel for #100, single room for #19.
46. The first aircraft to land in Nigeria landed in Kano in July 1925. A British fighter jet flew from Khartoum (present day Sudan).
47. In 1895, Koko of Nembe (now in Bayelsa) took 60 white men hostage. When the British refused his demands, more than 40 of those men were eaten.
48. The ‘Naira’ was coined by Chief Obafemi Awolowo when he was serving as the Federal Commissioner of Finance.
49. Koma Hill (settlement in Adamawa where people lived and practised the killing of twins) was discovered in 1986 by a NYSC corps member.
50. The pilot (Francis Osakwe) that flew Ojukwu away from Biafra (1970) was the same pilot that flew Gowon to Uganda (last flight as Head of State).
51. In 1986, Shehu Shagari was banned from participation in politics for life. The ban has still not been lifted.
52. As the wife of the deputy Head of State (Vice President of Nigeria) in 1984, Biodun Idiagbon personally ran a small ice cream shop in Ilorin..
53. Koma Hills (Adamawa State) inhabitants when discovered were observed to engage in the practise of borrowing wives among themselves.
54. Juju, Dashiki, Yam and Okra are words in the English dictionary that originated from ethnic groups located in present day Nigeria.
55. Nigeria has more English speakers than England, and more Muslims than Saudi Arabia and Syria.
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Comparative Analysis Between Wives of Today and Those of Yesterday:
I sincerely thank You for giving me a yesterday’s Wife.
1). *Yesterday’s Wives* :
Welcome my husband, hope the office was not stressful., your favorite food is ready, let me lead you to the bathroom first, then you take your dinner, you look so tired, am sure you’ll be okay after taking your dinner, welcome my one and only.
Please don’t put unnecessary pressure on me, you can go to the fridge pick up the stew, microwave it and boil the remaining rice, I am your wife and not your cook.
2). *Yesterday’s Wives*:
Darling stop thinking about our lack of money. It’s going to be temporary. God will see us through and we are going to come out of it stronger. After all, we can still feed ourselves and the children. We need to give the Almighty that glory. I am with you through thick and thin, my husband, the owner of my dowry.
*Today’s Wives*: ________________Look I am sick and tired of living in this abject poverty with you. Why did you bring me to your house when you know that you are not ready for marriage? Every day is one complaint or the other. Are you the Complainant General of Nigeria. We don’t have cars, our house is Face me and slap you, when your mates are in GRAs. Look if you don’t find solutions to your problems, you will come back and not find me in this your rotten house.
3). *Yesterday’s Wives*: ____________My husband, we only have 2 children, don’t you think we should have more. You know children are gifts and mercies from God. And the more the merrier.
*Today’s Wives*: _______________Look am sick and tired of this marriage. You won’t allow me to rest by your constant urge to have more children. I am okay with our two children. I can’t allow you to spoil my figure 8 by bearing another 4 children. You are so wicked that I feel you want to spoil my psychedelic looks. If you dare force me, I will sue you for rape.
4). *Yesterday’s Wives*: ___________My husband, take heart and don’t worry. I shall go with you to Zaria. Your being transferred from the glitterati of Abuja to Zaria might be a blessing in disguise. We shall take the advantage of the educational institutions to advance our education. Some disappointments could be a blessing.
*Today’s Wives*: ______________Me I can’t follow you to Zaria o. God forbid bad thing. From Abuja to Zaria? I can’t cope with such a demotion. To start living in a village? You had better look for another wife. I can’t live in a city without silver birds, Amigo Supermarket or Dunes
5). *Yesterday’s Wives*: __________My husband, I have enough clothes. This N30.000 you are giving me, pls keep it and save for a rainy day.
*Today’s Wives*: ________________Why are you so stingy? Do you have super glue in your palms?What an insult. What kind of shopping do you want me to do with N50,000?What can I buy? Is it Swiss lace or Dubai gold. I am disappointed in you. Your mates are giving their wives $5,000 to shop, here you are humiliating me with naira. I don’t blame you. It is because I refused to marry Chief Antonio that’s why you are messing up with me.
6). *Yesterday’s wives ________________ Darling our children will resume next week, I have bought new bags and sandals for them, I have also kept some money for their text books, may God bless u for their tuition fees.
*Today’s wives _____________ Your children are resuming next week, I don’t want to hear story of no money o, they will change their school bags, sandals, water bottles etc and their textbooks, make sure the money is completed this time o, afterall they bear your surname not mine.
*Uhhhm!! Though we still have some good wives in today’s wives. But Where do our wives belong? Yesterday or Today <img>�<img>�?????
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*True situational Analysis of Life.*
After Secondary School..
Some of our classmates have gone out of the country,
Others have completed universities and are now
Some have married,
Some have given birth.. .
Some are dead,
(Don’t forget that too)
And others are confined in psychiatric homes.
Some are doing their masters programme, PHD, etc.
Some haven’t even gained admission into the tertiary institution.
Some own companies,
Some are now Directors and majority shareholders of huge companies.
But how do you feel
When you meet your classmate, and it seems like he/she has reached his dreams
And you’re not yet close to yours?
So many thoughts runs through your mind.
How about the one you meet on the street wearing dirty rags and feeds on the refuse dumps and drinks from the gutters?
Do you get the same thoughts running through your mind?
First God has not been fair to you.
But don’t forget some are also dead.
Somehow feels like jealousy, its a normal feeling.
But, You must not regret your life.
We all are different
And our path to greatness
Is not same in distance.
Some might reach before you,
Some might reach
But wherever level you are presently,
Please keep trying to break limitations and move further.
Celebrate the success of others, its an application
Your friend buys a car now,
Be happy with him/ her. Remember when you get yours,
Theirs might not be the latest again.
Life is not by competition,
We all will be born into one type of family,
One religion and same in everything.
Let the passion in you never quench the desire in you
Keep it burning.
What you pass through,
Write it down because one day the world would be ready to read it.
There’s no height you cannot attain,
Define goals and recognize distractions.
Spend time teaching yourself,
Because the things that
Mainly take people to the top
Are the things
They devoted time to develop.
Don’t be intimidated by your fellow’s success,
The sky is too wide
That the birds can fly
Without touching themselves.
Value the small things
That God brings
And comes into our lives
And love God
And do the work of God.
For with God,
All things are possible.
Now to those who are on top,
Never forget to give a helping hand
To those who are down.
Life is full of uncertainties;
The one you pull up today
May be the one to hold your hand
To prevent you from falling down.
A piece of advice there.
May our friendship grow
From strength to strength,
From grass to grace,
From zero to hero
And from Earth to Heaven.
WISH YOU MORE SUCCESS
IN THE JOURNEY OF LIFE AND STAY HUMBLE.
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MATTERS ARISING: THE HYENAS AND JACKALS
News about the ailing Nigerian Leader, President. Buhari has been sparse and far between as his 75th day on medical vacation extends into another week of uncertainty. But the first sign that he is still alive and recovering from another course of chemotherapy has been revealed in a subtle way by his wife Aisha and later by his vice who is acting on his behalf – Yemi Osinbajo.
Contrary to expectations that the likes of Lai Mohammed and Garba Shehu should have been giving daily briefings about the state of Mr. President’s health as they demanded when Yar Adua was ill, the twin duo of propaganda specialists have been abnormally quiet about this.
Even their Associate Spin doctors, Lauretta and Femi, have faded from public discourse as they obviously do not belong to the tribe that is entitled to privileged sensitive information. Hence it was with increased interest one analyses the social media interaction between Aisha and Shehu Sani (The verbose Senator from Kaduna), centred around the ailing President’s state of health.
“How far with the “Lion King”. We want him home as the hyenas and jackals are plotting to take over” said Shehu Sani?
” The Lion King is getting better and will soon return to scatter the hyenas and jackals. Keep on praying” Aisha Replied.
One does not need to dig up the Disney Animated cartoon “Lion King” to decode the substance of this thinly coded message. This is far from the truth of a Simba and Scarface rivalry for the very hyenas and jackals who have hijacked the Lion King’s tenure were invited into the pride lands by the King himself and not Scarface.
Aisha must be praised for her uncadid demeanour. From day one, she warned Buhari of the company he kept and he instead insulted her intellect by relegating her to the kitchen, living room and za oza Room. But today the chickens have come home to roost and it is Aisha holding his hand by his bedside while his government is fractured into splinter cells as the cabal fights for their selfish interests.
Woe betides any man who refuses to listen to his intelligent resourceful wife for commotion awaits him on the horizon. This is the pact Buhari signed when he chose to dine with Jackals and hyenas against the warnings of his wife.
As forces realign to strip his regime of the vestigeal remains of credibility, Buhari is too ill to fight back. Following the all night marathon meeting between the Acting President and the Senate President, the battle lines have been drawn as the ruling party seeks to implode from within.
A breakaway faction of the cabal of power led by AK, the Hand, is slowly beginning to see the handwriting on the wall that a Buhari Presidency may afterall have no future hence are fully aware that once a change of guard is made they will be the first to lose their seat once the musical chairs of a cabinet reshuffle is instituted.
Hence they have run cap in hand to beg BS to rattle the cage. Smarting from his Technical knock out at the Code of conduct Tribunal, BS is emboldened and stronger. He has read the riot act to the Acting President. Sack Magu or face impeachment proceedings.
Meanwhile Buhari is unable to speak on behalf of his tainted man, Magu so the Acting President has taken up the unenviable task of playing his cracked record stand on Magu in a bid to appear loyal to the cause.
But in the end every man must bear his father’s name and choose who he shall serve. Buhari or Nigerians?
Osinbajo is obviously at a loss on how to tackle the approaching juggernaut that seeks to make him the scapegoat for Buhari’s failures as a leader. To capitulate to the justified demands of the legislature will make him appear disloyal and ungrateful which will only make him canonfodder to the envious eyes of the cabal of hyenas and jackals.
The Acting President is surrounded by the hyenas and jackals empowered by Buhari. Now the Frankenstein Monstor created by Buhari is threatening his Government Buhari is too ill to act decisively to cage his creation.
Buhari must return as soon as possible to save the dying embers of his presidency, is the unveiled message his wife is sending. Thus the forces at play may sheath their swords and wait to see what power play Buhari has in store. With Buhari’s return period still unknown and a wild guess, the more the delay the more the power play and the Acting President’s hand and the waters will become only more murkier.
If one could be a fly on the wall in their inner sanctum, the true state of affairs would become more vivid.
The nation can only sit and watch the drama unfold as it draws to a precarious end.
Hopefully Buhari would have learnt his lesson and on his return will disband the cabal of jackals and hyenas with a view to run a more progressive regime.
Wishful thinking though for this leader has a knack for disappointing Nigerians. Interesting days lie ahead
Additional credits: Attah Essien
Culled from 1.The hyenas and jackals by Attah Essien and
2. Osinbajo’s trip to London by Attah Essien
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A White man said:
“BLACK PEOPLE ARE STILL OUR SLAVES”. We can continue to reap profits from them without the effort of physical slavery.
Their IGNORANCE is the primary weapon of containment. A great man once said, ‘The best way to hide something from Black people, is to put it in a book.’
They have the opportunity to read any book on any subject through the efforts of their fight for freedom, yet they refuse to read. Few read consistently, if at all.
GREED is another weapon of containment. Last year Blacks spent 10 billion dollars during Christmas, out of their 450 billion dollars in total yearly income (2.22%). We can use them as our target market, for any business venture we care to dream up, they will buy into it.
They function totally by greed, disrespecting their own friends and families. They continually want more, & hardly save.
They’d rather buy new sneakers, name brand shoes, nails and hair rather than invest in a business or a home. Some neglect their children to have the latest Michaels (Jordan & Kors. Plus they still think that having a Mercedes, gives them ‘Status’.
They’re fools! A vast majority of them are still in poverty because of their greed holding them back from making better communities.
With the help of BET, and the rest of their black media that often show destructive images into their own homes,
we will continue to see huge profits like those of Tommy and Nike. Hilfiger has even jeered them, saying he doesn’t want their money, and look at how the fools spend more with him than ever before!. They’ll continue to show off to each other while White communities improve with the profits from our businesses that we market to them.
SELFISHNESS is one of the major ways the (3%) “three percent of the WORLD” continue to contain them. There are segments of their culture that has achieved some ‘form’ of success but they didn’t read that the talented 10℅ was responsible to aid The Non-Talented 90℅ in achieving a better life.
Instead, that segment has created another class that looks down on their people or aids them in a condescending manner.
Their selfishness does not allow them to be able to work together on any project of substance. When they do get together, their egos get in the way of their goal. Their so-called help organizations seem to only want to promote their name without making any real change in their community.
They are content to sit in conferences & conventions in our hotels, and talk about what they will do, while they award plaques to the best speaker not the best doer.
They refuse to see that Together Each Achieves More (TEAM). They do not understand that they are no better than each other because of what they own, as a matter of fact, most of them are but one or two pay cheques away from poverty.
All of which is under the control of our pens in our offices and our rooms. Yes, we will continue to contain them as long as they refuse to read, continue to buy anything they want, and keep thinking they are ‘helping’ their communities by paying dues to organizations which do little other than hold conventions in our hotels.
By the way, don’t worry about any of them reading this,THEY DON’T READ!!”
Prove them wrong. Please pass this on! After Reading. We MUST rise from this post-traumatic slavery disorder.
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A Deadly Frozen Night (A True Story)
There was a Jewish man named Yankel, who had a bakery, in a town, Crown Heights, Germany. He always said, “You know why I’m alive today?”
He said “I was a kid, just a teenager at the time in Germany.
Nazis were killing Jews with no mercy.
We were on the train being taken to Auschwitz by Nazis. Night came and it was deathly cold in that compartment.
The Germans left us on the side of the tracks overnight, sometimes for days, without any food. There were no blankets to keep us warm. Snow was falling everywhere. Cold winds were hitting our cheeks, every second. We were hundreds of people in that terribly cold night. No food. No water. No shelter. No blankets “.
“The blood in our bodies started freezing. It was becoming ice.
Beside me, there was a beloved elderly Jewish man from my hometown. He was shivering from head to toe, and looked
terrible. So I wrapped my arms around him to warm him up.
I hugged him tightly to give him some heat. I rubbed his arms, his legs, his face, his neck. I begged him to try to be alive.
I encouraged him.
All night long, I kept this man warm this way.
I was tired, and freezing cold myself. My fingers were numb, but I didn’t stop rubbing heat into that old man’s body.
Hours and hours went by. Finally, morning came and the sun began
to shine. I looked around to see the other people.
To my horror, all I could see were frozen bodies. All I could hear was deathly silence.
Nobody else in that cabin were alive. That freezing night killed them all.
They died from the cold. Only two people survived: the old man and me.
The old man survived because I kept him warm… and I survived because I was warming him.
May I tell you the secret to survival in this world?
When you warm other people’s hearts, you will remain warm yourself.
When you support, encourage and inspire others, then you will discover support, encouragement and inspiration in your own life as well.
My friends, That is the secret to a happy life.”
Bear one another’s burdens and so fulfill the law of christ. Galatians 6:2.
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INVESTORS IN DEATH!*
_Yes. That is what so many people are, mostly in the South and more so in the South East and even South West_
_Sad. But very real and very wrong._
*The other day a patient was brought to the hospital, a 59 year old, very pale with fast breathing. Urgent tests and scan showed severe anaemia and massive pleural effusion. The man needed blood ASAP with chest tube for drainage of the effusion. He was brought by his son and his brother. So when they found out that a pint of blood costs #8,000 they requested for discharge. No money to get the blood was the reason. Two days later he died. A month later a ”befitting” burial was conducted, hundreds of thousands of Naira spent. This scenario plays out regularly in our hospitals. Investors in death!*
_Your mother or brother is sick and you live in Lagos, UK or America. If you are nice you send a paltry sum. Few days later they call you he/she is more serious. You are busy. A week later they tell you it’s getting worse, you can’t get off duty. Then they call you he/she is dead and you enter the next available flight home to arrange for the burial. Investors in death!_
*Your mum/dad never drove a car all their lives (despite the fact that you can afford one) and then they die and they ride in Hummer ambulance to their burial. Investors in death.*
_Your aged parents live in ramshackle house with no amenities. Then they die and like a witch’s trick a grand house erupts in 3 months. Investors in death!_
*Note that everything you do at burial you do for yourself. You kill cows? the dead does not partake in it. Souvenirs? they don’t take one to judgement seat. All the dancers, asoebi and cooling vans, they don’t notice. All is for your personal glory.*
_What is a befitting burial without a befitting life?_
*It is better to give someone a chicken in life than to bring a cow to their burial.*
_I think we invest too much in death. Sometimes the living lose their source of livelihood for burials. All is vanity._
*This is one thing our people need to change!*
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*What an irony?*
One noteworthy reality about Europe’s current political leadership is summarised here by Phil Lawler:
“• Macron, the newly elected French president, has no children.
• German chancellor Angela Merkel has no children.
• British prime minister Theresa May has no children.
• Italian prime minister Paolo Gentiloni has no children.
• Holland’s Mark Rutte,
• Sweden’s Stefan Löfven,
• Luxembourg’s Xavier Bettel,
• Scotland’s Nicola Sturgeon—all have no children.
• Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, has no children.
“So a grossly disproportionate number of the people making decisions about Europe’s future have no direct personal stake in that future.”
But Africans who have children and therefore ‘care about the future’ , steal all the money and consequently steal the future.
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10 Fela Songs That Are Still Relevant In 2017, 20 Years After His Death
1. Original Sufferhead (1981)
This song describes the problems and sufferings that abound in Africa as a continent, despite its rich resources. He condemns the ‘big big man’ and ‘white man’ for taking up everything and leaving nothing but suffer and anguish for the average African man.
This song, released over 20 years ago sadly still applies greatly. The economic disparity between Africa and other continents is displayed in the fact that basic resources like food, water, electricity and the likes are still unavailable to a large number of people living in this part of the world. Such disparities are even found within countries, where we have the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer.
2. Suffering and Smiling (1977)
Fela describes the life of the average Nigerian who is constantly suffering, but smiling through the pain, believing in the rewards that await them in the afterlife due to the teachings of religious leaders, who themselves live the most lavish lives, enjoying the so-called earthly pleasures. He warns people to open their eyes to this injustice and stop being blind followers of religion.
Things haven’t changed much today, as people still blindly follow religion (and religious leaders), without necessarily understanding its true meaning.
3. International Thief Thief (I.T.T.) (1980)
Fela uses the abbreviation of International Telephone & Telegraph (IT&T) to directly attack the company’s CEO, Moshood Abiola, and other politicians like Obasanjo who continuously betray the continent and their fellow Africans in their bid to get rich off the white man’s wealth.
This song is relevant in today’s world as seen in the violence that goes on in the Niger Delta as a result of the insufficient resources and recognition that the region is given despite being the major supplier of oil and the bulk of the county’s wealth.
Politicians are still looting, extorting and selling out their people in their bid to get richer.
4. Authority Stealing (1980)
This song, like may others, talks about how the government steals and loots the country’s resources on a daily and goes unpunished, while the petty thief gets killed and burned on a daily basis. For him, the people in authority are just civilized thieves who get away with their crimes because of their position.
Our government still steals from us and feeds us lies and we let them get away with it. The petty thief gets thrown in jail while the political robbers remain scot free and given liberty to continue looting.
5. Coffin for Head of State (1981)
This song also condemns politicians. Here, he speaks about the corruption that abounds in religion, especially by hypocritical leaders like Obasanjo and Yar’adua. These leaders were the most corrupt people in the world, killing and stealing from innocent people, yet they openly condemn such activities and hide behind Christianity and Islam.
Today, we still see a great deal of corruption and hypocrisy in the guise of leadersgip and religion. Our leaders are still stealing from us, but yet are the quickest to attend church programs and quote bible verses.
6. Beasts Of No Nation (1989)
This song talks about the many unusual happenings in the country and how the citizens all behave like crazy people. It touches political, economic, social matters and talks about the silence of the Nigeria people against government oppression and brutality while speaking up against apathy in foreign nations like South Africa. According to him, these could only happen in a crazy world.
This song remains relevant today as the same hypocrisy and silence in the face of government injustice is still the order of the day in our beloved country and continent as a whole.
7. Yellow Fever (1971)
In this song, Fela warns about the dangers of skin bleaching that was becoming a trend for women. He lists the many unappealing aspects of bleaching and tells women that they were better off leaving their skin in its natural form.
Today, bleaching has become even more rampant than in the times of Fela. According to the World Health Organization, Nigeria has the highest number of women in the world who use skin-lightening products.
8. Teacher Don’t Teach Me Nonsense (1980)
This song highlights the fact that the white man seems to be living our lives for us, while they make their own decisions based on their culture and tradition. The white man, instead of condemning the bad leadership that goes on here, overlooks them while doing the exact opposite in their own countries.
He condemns the so-called democracy and begs Africans to open their eyes and realize that they are being misled and stolen from.
Today, instead of drawing away from the chains of colonialism, we still rely on foreign countries to help us make some of our major decisions and try to imitate every aspect of their lives, forgetting our cultures and traditions in the process.
9. Colonial Mentality (1977)
He speaks about the fact that Africans have colonial mentality and still live in the past despite having gained independence. They embrace everything foreign and believe theirs to be inferior, from basic things like food and clothes down to their names and religious practices.
This song is still very relevant today, as Africans in general would rather purchase foreign made products and would use foreign names instead of their traditional ones.
10. Confusion Break Bone (1990)
This song talks about the confusion that abides in the country and the lack or proper organisation. His tone here sounds sadder and more resigned to the fact that things might never get better for the country. He highlights all the problems he had mentioned in his earlier songs and says that nothing has changed and wonders at the insanity of things.
Nothing has changed today. The country is still in a permanent state of disorderliness and disunity. The government still gets away with being corrupt and unjust, and the innocent man still gets punished for crimes committed.
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5 SEXUAL ACTS THAT MAY CAUSE CANCER
Sex as an act does not cause cancers but the viruses and infections transmitted from an infected partner during unprotected sexual activity can lead to cancer. As individuals, we are aware of sexual transmitted diseases transmitted during sexual intercourse but little or no awareness has been done to enlighten the population on certain cancers that can occur as a result of sexual activities. In this article, we will discuss on 5 sexual acts that may cause cancer.
1. Oral sex
Oral sex is the act of stimulating the genitals of one’s partner during sexual activity with the use of the mouth including the tongue and lips. This act can be enjoyed by most partners and it is termed as ‘fellatio’ when it is performed on the male by the female partner and ‘cunnilingus’ when performed by the male on the female partner. Oral sex also includes the use of the mouth to stimulate the anal region.
It is now widely acceptable as a form of sexual pleasure by most people and it is no longer seen as a taboo. As harmless as it may look, oral sex can pose great health risk to both sexual partners. The risk of STI is, however, lower when compared to other forms of sexual activity. During oral sex, the risk of transmission of Human papilloma virus (HPV) increases and this can lead to cancer of the mouth and the throat.
HPV transmitted during oral sex gets into the cells of the mouth and throat leading to the mutation in the genes of the cells hence causing cancer of the mouth and the throat. The risk of developing throat cancer is higher in patients with HIV co-infection.
2. Unprotected vaginal sexual intercourse
Much awareness via the media has been done to enlighten the public on the risk of contracting HIV by having unprotected sexual intercourse with a casual partner. However, little has been done to enlighten the public on cancers that can occur as a result of unprotected sexual intercourse. During unprotected sexual intercourse, there is contact with body fluids (semen, saliva, vaginal secretions) which acts as media for transmission of viruses e.g. HIV, HCV, HBV and HPV (present in the cells of the skin around the genital regions). This can lead to cervical cancer from HPV; HIV can lead to Kaposi’s sarcoma and liver cancer from HBV and HCV.
3. Anal sex
Engaging in unprotected anal sex increases the risk of HIV and HPV transmission with anal sex leading to cancers. This is because of the higher risk of bruises of the delicate anal mucosa. Several studies carried out in homosexual men revealed that they have a higher chance of HIV, HPV, HBV and HCV transmission than in heterosexual couples and this can lead to anal warts, cancers of the anal region, colorectal cancer and even liver cancer from the transmission of HBV and HCV.
In fingering, the hands of the male partner are used to stimulate the vagina and the genital regions of the female partner. This is a very common sexual practice that is termed to be harmless. Although the risk of transmission of HIV and other STIs is very low with fingering, it still poses some health risk. Sores or slight bruises of the fingers can act as an entry point for viruses to gain access into the body and establish an infection. Cancers of the skin of the hands and fingers have been reported in men who frequently engage in fingering with partners infected with HPV. The virus gain access into the cells of the skin of the fingers via the cut. It then enters into the cells and alters the genetic makeup of the cells causing an uncontrolled growth of the cancerous cells.
This is the most common form of sexual activity and it is usually the first act that develops into sexual intercourse. During passionate kissing, there is exchange of saliva which is termed to be a body fluid and it may act as a medium for the exchange of viruses like Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) which cause infectious mononucleosis commonly referred to as “the kissing disease”. EBV has been implicated a risk factor for Hodgkin’s lymphoma (cancer of the lymph nodes) and nasopharyngeal cancer. Also, HPV can be transmitted via the mouth of an infected person during kissing to a susceptible partner
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Sam Okwaraji: 28 years after
This day in History:
Exactly 28 years ago ( I still remember that day like yesterday), Nigeria lost one of her most dedicated&patrotic footballers – late Samuel Okwaraji, who died in an Italia’90 world cup qualifier against Angola on Sat 12th August, 1989.
I remember that match like yesterday. It was played at the National Stadium, surulere, Lagos. Nigeria’s Stephen Keshi captained side won 1-0 (having drawn 2-2 in Angola some mths back) and only needed to win that particular match and get a draw in their last qualifier later to qualify for Italia’90 World Cup. I remembered goalkeeper David Ngodiga’s penalty save.
Okwaraji died playing for Nigeria,even free of charge unlike this present set of over pampered, over rated mercenaries that hold Nigeria to ransome because of money. Do I blame them? Afterall, Okwaraji that was a patriot isn’t properly honoured and remembered. The best we could do was just a bust of his statue at the now abandoned National Stadium, Surulere , Lagos .
Not even a big structure like a stadium or institution named after him, yet we have many such structures named after polilooters and thieves that stole and looted us. O ma se o ( great pity )
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MADNESS in most Nigerians
If you’ve been following what has been happening in Nigeria since 1960, you don’t need to be told that 65% of Nigerians are MAD. The cause I don’t know but Some proof are:
1)Will a normal Nigerian be supporting a former president even with the overwhelming evidence of corruption levelled against him? MADNESS.
2) Can a normal Senate President be going to the same court with the same case repeatedly in order to delay a corruption case levelled against him? MADNESS.
3)Will a normal human being set his landlady and others ablaze simply because she prevented her daughter from dating him? MADNESS.
4)Will a normal marketer mix kerosene with aviation fuel in order to make huge profit not minding the repercussions? MADNESS.
5)How can a former Head of State embezzle over N500 billion and at the age of over 60? Where’s he taking the money to? MADNESS.
6)How can someone say he want his people to secede from Nigeria and install a radio transmitter on an MTN mast and call it Biafra radio? MADNESS.
7)How can a Military General, that swore to uphold the unity of his Country, start a secession war but later ran away from the battle front, still come
back to the country he once said he want his people to secede from and contest for President? MADNESS.
8. Can a normal person go to the fuel station unclad just because he wants to buy fuel and some mad people still stand behind him at the filling station instead of running for their lives. I wonder wat the story could have been if the guy was with a lighter. MADNESS.
9) Can a normal father rape his daughter? MADNESS.
10) Can a normal Minister of finance approve bail out fund without asking for some austerity measures and hoping the states won’t ask for more? MADNESS.
11) Can a normal State Governor conduct an irrelevant LG election at the cost of over N6 billion but the same Governor can’t pay workers over 4 months salary? MADNESS.
12) Can a normal President of a country say stealing is not corruption? MADNESS.
13) A certain State Governor couldn’t pay salaries of the State’s workers for over 5 months but was quick to award a N6 billion contract for the building of a fly over where there’s no any traffic jam. MADNESS.
14) How can a normal religious group attempt to stop a convoy of an army Chief with ordinary stick? MADNESS.
15)How can a dreaded group say Western education is a sin and still use camera to shoot their videos and use AK 47 riffles as their favourite weapon of choice? MADNESS.
16) Can a normal group of people say they are fighting for their people because oil Companies degrade their environment, by blowing up pipeline to degrade same environment? MADNESS.
17) Where on earth will a Policeman use live bullets on peaceful protesters and still say ‘police is your friend’? MADNESS.
18) Where on earth will a normal driver overtake on a sharp bend/corner and probably making calls on his phone? MADNESS.
19) How can over 100 lawyers and 24 SAN accompany their colleague who is charged to Court with bribery allegation? MADNESS.
20. How can over 80 SAN storm a Court in defence of a Senate President accused of stealing, abuse and mismanagement of office? MADNESS.
21) Can a normal Customs Authority destroy seized rice, turkey, cooking oil, clothing whereas our IDPS , motherless babies, poor and hungry Nigerians are in abundance? MADNESS.
Beware, many arround you are mad but few roams the streets. Be careful when relating with people.
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STOP STRUGGLING TOO MUCH FOR THIS WORLD. ONLY GOD HAS POWER TO CROWN ANYONE , EVEN WITH LESS EFFORT.
Awolowo was investigated for Corruption under Coker Inquiry, later tried for Treason in a regular court, he never said it was becase he was a Christian or Yoruba. He defended himself, and when his lawyer was denied entry visa to Nigeria, and his first son, an acclaimed international lawyer, was coming to the court to defend him, he died in a road accident on his way to the Court..Abraham Adesanya broke the news to Awo inside the Court, he expected Awo to start weeping but he did not.
Awo called the attention of the Judge to the development and asked for permission to defend himself and other Accused.
“Segun is dead already, we that are alive must defend ourselves so that we dont die too. This is treason, we must defend ourselves first before we mourn my beloved son”
LEADERS are made!
AWO was a true leader that served his people altruistically unlike the egocentric “LEADERS here in Nigeria…… You know them now.
WHAT ATIKU AND SARAKI DON’T KNOW.
BALEWA never struggled to be Prime Minister. BELLO was qualified but gave it to BALEWA……
SHAGARI never wanted to be President…….but he ruled!
ABIOLA wanted it since 1983……he never got there even in 1993….We loved him but he did not get it…..
OBJ never lobbied for or desperate to be President. Falae wanted to since 1992 but he never got it…..OBJ did.
ODILI struggled and spent billions to get it….he never got it…..Yar’adua was not even physically strong enough yet he got it without spending his personal cash. ODILI got nothing!
JONATHAN has neither the cash nor the finesse to be President but he got it. He defeated desperate IBB and ATIKU in the primaries and BUHARI in the general!
BUHARI resigned to fate. He declared that he will not contest again. That is when GOD handpicked him and made him the President after HE had earlier watched him exhausting his personal energy and killing his desperation!
The time when JONATHAN had no strength, he defeated mighty BUHARI….But when he had all the strength and money…he lost to a BUHARI who had given up!
Osinbajo was eating amala in his house when he was made the Vice President and eventually an acting president.
Leave all struggles for God to do them for you. Allow all the stacked money to be used for the benefit of the people. When it is your time God will surely spend your money as he has done to Balewa, Shagari, Obasanjo,Yar’adua, Jonathan and Buhari/Osinbajo.
This is for our reflection. I Pity my country! Nigeria
I pity those who allow their destiny to be determined and controlled by so-called LEADER who careless about their future & that of their unborn generation!
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When a Church is Spiritually empty.
God Jehovah El-Shaddai despite his love for King David, a man He anointed as King over his people did not allow David son of Jesse to build a sanctuary/Temple for Him, and you wonder why?After a successful King David looked at how blessed he was and he felt the next thing was a place for Jehovah, but God told Prophet Nathan to stop David
In 2 Samuel 7 and details of the refusal could be found in 1 Chronicles 22:8 because King David had blood in his hands and It was further mentioned in 1 Isaiah 56:7 that only a man of peace and honesty can build God’s sanctuary because a Church is a house of prayer for all nations, to God, David did not pass the test of peace and honesty.
What then do you think would have happened if David had ignored the advice of Prophet Nathan not to build the Temple?You know the answer from the way God dealt with King Saul over his action or inaction.
And a Temple built without the stamp of Jehovah, would been an empty house without the Holy Spirit and blessings of Jehovah in it, like the King before him, it could have earned David the curses of King of Kings.
However, God told David, his son, Solomon would do, when his son King Solomon did, God blessed him more, and even made a covenant to answer any prayer made in the Temple built by King Solomon.
Solomon not only built, he challenged God to fulfill his words and promises to make the Temple a place all prayers would be answered 1 King 8:22-53.Solomon asked God in time of famine, war, peace, justice, defeat, sin, if they turn to Him in the Temple he built, let their prayers be answered.
God in his mercy for the second time appeared to Solomon in Gibeon 1 King 9:2 and made a covenant with him…..”…I have heard your prayer and petition, and I have set this Temple apart to be holy, this place you have built, where my name is honored forever, I will watch over it, for it is dear to my heart.”
However, in 1 King 9:7. He said he can make mockery of the place if they turn their eyes away from him.And what is the lesson of this post? You can’t steal the public money and donate it to the Church, or the Pastor hoping to be blessed, your donation may even be weakening the spiritual strength of that very Church and the people therein.
The Church buildingbuilt with stolen money or donations from corrupt politicians or funds from drug/cocain deals and mafias and other illegal deals, may be the largest in the world, but may infact be empty without the Holy Spirit, prayers would not be answered in it, like God told Solomon he can make a mockery of the Church. It is for this reason after so many years in some Church things did no change for you and you wonder why?
The more a church or Sanctuary takes from the evil the more the loss of spiritual energy of the Church and the people therein, a smaller Church may contain your blessing than a bigger Church built with resources stolen from the people.
After Solomon finished with the Temple he was blessed to build his palace, the best in the world, meaning, when you put God first, he can do more for you, but u must come to Him with a clean hand.
Credits : <a>Zents Kunle Sowunmi</a>
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THE FERN AND THE BAMBOO
For there is hope for a tree, If it is cut down, that it will sprout again, And that its tender shoots will not cease. – Job 14:7
One day I decided to quit – quit my job, my relationship, my spirituality. I wanted to quit my life. I went to the woods to have one last talk with God.
“God”, I said. “Can you give me one good reason not to quit?” His answer surprised me.
“Look around”, He said. “Do you see the fern and the bamboo?”
“Yes”, I replied.
“When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds, I took very good care of them. I gave them light. I gave them water. The fern quickly grew from the earth. Its brilliant green covered the floor. Yet nothing came from the bamboo seed. However, I did not quit on the bamboo.
“In the second year, the fern grew more vibrant and plentiful. Again, nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo. In year three, there was still nothing from the bamboo seed. But I would not quit. The same in year four.
“Then in the fifth year, a tiny sprout emerged from the earth. Compared to the fern, it was seemingly small and insignificant. But just six months later, the bamboo rose to over 100 feet tall. It had spent the five years growing roots. Those roots made it strong and gave it what it needed to survive. I would not give any of my creations a challenge it could not handle.
“Did you know, my child, that all this time you have been struggling, you have actually been growing roots? I would not quit on the bamboo…I will never quit on you.
“Don’t compare yourself to others.” He said. “The bamboo had a different purpose from the fern. Yet they both make the forest beautiful. Your time will come”, God said to me. “You will rise high.”
“How high should I rise?” I asked.
“How high will the bamboo rise?” He asked in return.
“As high as it can?” I questioned.
“Yes.” He said, “Give me glory by rising as high as you can.”
I left the forest, realizing that God will never give up on me.
And He will never give up on you.
Never regret a day in your life. Good days give you happiness; bad days give you experiences; both are essential to life
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BETWEEN NEYMAR AND BILL GATES – DON’T BE DECIEVED
Well, it is no longer news that last week Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 the biggest contract ever in the history of world football was signed. Neymar Da Silva Santos Junior officially signed for Paris Saint Germain from Spanish giant Barcelona after they met his buyout clause of €222M. Hours later the news of his weekly earnings of about €515,000 or 248 million naira broke the internet. have made out of it here at home.
Now, if Neymar without a WAEC result (according to those who claim to know) earns 248 million per week, how much does Bill Gates (who actually went as far as Harvard) earn? Mind you, Bill Gates went to school as far as Harvard, the whole talk of him dropping out is widely misrepresented. He didn’t drop out because he was not good enough, he didn’t drop out because he was irresponsible, in fact he had a meeting with the school authority when it became obvious that he needed more time to work on the Microsoft idea and in his exact words he told the school that he was going on a ‘leave of absence’ and should return if the idea failed to work as planned. He didn’t leave the school empty, he left with the knowledge he had acquired, he left having made friends and built a network of like minds, he left having access to mentors from the school (for me, these are some of the most important reasons of going to university in the first place, and not just for that paper called certificate). With that knowledge and skill acquired directly or indirectly by going to school, Bill Gates was able to build Microsoft and in 2013 he earned 11.5 billion dollars in a single year. That figure would give you 1.38 million dollars per hour. What it means is that the 248 million naira Neymar earns in a week is what Bill Gates earns in 30 minutes.
Don’t be deceived.
Why would I rather be a Bill Gates than a Neymar? Why would I rather point my kids to Bill Gates than to Neymar? It is simple. If you go by the figures, you have already seen it above. If you want to look at the future, then you will know that Neymar is 25 today, but will he still be playing football at this level at 35? What if in an unfortunate situation where he breaks his leg tomorrow (no one prays for that, but it does happen), that will be the end of everything, football doesn’t even provide for pension or gratuity. But Gates can sleep for the rest of his life and the billions will keep flowing because alert has been set on auto run, he has ‘programmed’ his business directly into his bank account – with his knowledge (you need education to set up that kind of system). What if you are looking at relevance and significance, how many millionaires have Neymar made or will he ever make in his lifetime? Bill Gates has made 3 billionaires and over 12,000 millionaires.
I asked someone what Neymar will do with this money, and he said Neymar already has a private jet, now is the time to get a yacht and start paying for the penthouse of all the 5-star hotels in the world. Do you think someone who is well schooled will choose to spend the money that way?
Don’t be deceived.
Education is still the key, education is still superior, education has birthed technology and technology is where the money is and not football. The most valuable club in the world according to Forbes 2017 rating is Manchester United and they are worth a whopping 3.69 billion dollars to edge both Barcelona and Real Madrid. But how whopping is that compared with the worth of Apple, Google, or Microsoft? In fact the total worth of the top 20 football clubs in the world (including Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United, Chelsea, Bayern Munich, PSG, Arsenal, Manchester City, Juventus, Liverpool) is 29.6 billion dollars. Mark Zuckerberg can simply pull out a cheque from his back pocket and buy those 20 clubs without even discussing with the board of Facebook (that sounds like an insult but that is the fact). That is how powerful ideas are, that is how powerful knowledge can be, that is how powerful education can be. What would you rather choose for your child?
Don’t be deceived.
The standard of education in Nigeria has dropped so badly that it is beginning to lose its relevance, but rather than turn our backs on it completely, rather than encourage our children not to go to school, rather than insult it the more, we should champion a course on how to make it what it ought to be and more attractive. We should teach our children the real importance of education and not just to come out and get a good job.
Trends are changing, the world has evolved and our educational system must evolve and not allowed to dissolve.
Don’t be deceived. Send your children to good school if you can afford it, and after that allow him or her the freedom of choice and if he or she chooses to play football he will be buying football clubs and earning 10x what Neymar earns today.
I choose to go to school, learn how to build and buy existing businesses. I choose to go to school, learn how to employ the grace God has given me to serve humanity. I choose to go to school and learn how best my ideas can be a solution to the problems of the society.
What do you choose, for yourself