When younger we make various choices without the future in mind. Sometimes those choices bite us in our mid-life. These are some of the things one might regret when they’re older.
1. *Marrying the wrong person*
When you’re young, check your motives for marrying. Don’t marry to copy your peers, or for social standing or out of pressure. Marry for love and companionship, marry the right person, marry your best friend. For if you marry the wrong person or for the wrong reasons, you will have to put up with that person the rest of your life. Things might get worse between you two; then depression, physical abuse, affairs, pain, shame, court cases, bitterness will define your mid-life years all because you chose the wrong one. Things will get worse when children are involved. Make the right choice of a spouse when you are young.
2. *The opportunities you did not seize*
When you are younger many doors will open, you will get many chances. Many young people let these opportunities go because of fear, laziness, or pride; yet well younger and with more energy is the best time to start a venture and a name for yourself. Some think the opportunities are too big for them. Take advantage of them or one day when you’re older you will want to go back and grab those missed chances.
3. *The bridges you burned*
When we are younger, we care little for relationships, what most think about is getting money and moving up the ladder of success at all cost. Many use and trample on people to progress, they take relationships for granted, messing up bonds, sleeping with people for personal gain. But these bad actions will catch up with you ahead. When you will realize how empty life is without love and friends. When you will have success but no one around you or no one to trust you.
4. *The child you aborted*
You are a young lady, you get pregnant and you are scared. You take the aborting option quickly thinking of that moment then. But when you are much older, you will look back and wish you kept that baby. When you will be rich and successful you will wish that child you gave up on would be around to enjoy the fruits of your hard work. Being a single mother doesn’t mean you can’t make it in life or you can’t find a man in future.
5. *The child you rejected*
Young man, you impregnated a woman, she told you she’s pregnant with your child. You rejected her and the baby and ran. But years later when you’re 50 something, you will wish you were responsible, you will wish you manned up and became a father to that child. You will see that child excel and become an adult but will have no claim to that grown child who you rejected from the beginning. You will regret being a Dead Beat Dad by choice
6. *The marriage you destroyed*
So you get married to your good fiance; the first months in marriage were good but shortly after, with your money and charm, you started having affairs. You became unfaithful. Your spouse begged you to stop, your children started hurting, your marriage was collapsing. One day when you are older, it will hit you how foolish you were to destroy the good marriage you had began to build for mere temporary thrills in affairs that did you no good. You will realize the damage you caused to your children and spouse.
7. *The God you disowned*
When you are much older you become wiser, God becomes more real as you see life in a more meaningful way. But don’t wait to get older to start enjoying a relationship with God. Know God when you are young, build your future with God. Don’t be a young rebel who runs back to God when age catches up.
8. *The body you messed up*
You have only one body to live with all your life. The cigarettes, the alcohol you are abusing, the drugs you are taking, the unhealthy food you’re consuming; all that will destroy you slowly. When you are 50 and lifestyle diseases catch up with you, you will wish you took care of your body when younger, that you exercised more; but now the damage is done.
9. *The time you wasted*
The time you are wasting when younger in worry, wrong relationships, laziness, being a couch potato, giving excuses and pursuing meaningless things; you will never get it back.
10. *The dreams and talents you shelved*
Are you talented when young; are there things you love to do and you are good at them? Nurture those talents, exploit them, don’t give up even if you encounter set backs, don’t give up on your dreams. If you give up, when you’re older you will look at your peers who stuck to what they love and made it and think to self, “That could have been me”. Pursue a career, study a course you love. Don’t waste years of your life in a field that doesn’t fulfill you.
11 *The name you defamed*
When you are older, a legacy is very important, the value of your name is crucial. You will ask yourself what is your reputation, what are you leaving behind? Your legacy is a sum total of your actions since youthful days. We write our biography by how we live life everyday. When you look back your path and you see the mud you threw at your own name, the shame you attracted and the little value you have added to the world; you will regret.
12. *The wealth you threw away*
Are you riding on good money during your productive years? Earning good money? Don’t throw away that money in clubs, reckless living and wasteful shopping. Invest with that money, widen your revenue stream, make that money work for you and keep it safe to take care of you in your older years. Leave an inheritance for your loved ones so that you will never say “I wish I knew better”
13. *The good love that got away*
Is there that great person in your life loving you good? Don’t push that person away, or else that person will walk out your life and you will never ever find someone that incredible and who connects with you all your life. It will torment you to grow older with thoughts of “What if I was still with that person?”
14 *The parents you despised*
When younger, it is easy to show contempt to your parents; what do your parent’s know? They are old-fashioned, shady and small -minded. But your parents are still your parents whether you agree with them or not, whatever their style. Don’t let your parent die or age separated from you, reconcile and make up. When you get older, you will realize why your parents wanted to be close to you. The older you get, the more you see the value.
Thanks for reading
Read quietly then send it back on its journey
The value of a sister/brother
Who doesn’t have one.
The value of ten years:
Ask a newly
The value of four years:
Ask a graduate.
The value of one year:
Ask a student who
Has failed a final exam.
The value of nine months:
Ask a mother who gave birth to a stillborn.
The value of one month:
Ask a mother
Who has given birth to
A premature baby.
The value of one week:
Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.
The value of one minute:
Ask a person
Who has missed the train, bus or plane.
The value of one second:
Ask a person
Who has survived an accident.
Time waits for no one.
Treasure every moment you have.
You will treasure it even more when
You can share it with someone special.
To realize the value of a friend or family member:
The origin of this letter is unknown,
But will be good if you don’t let the chain cut by sending it to others.
Hold on tight to the ones you love!
God Bless You
“Croatia came to this World Cup with only two natural strikers. Mario Mandzukic, the guy who scored the winner in d match against England.
The other was Nikola Kalinic He was on the bench for Croatia’s first game against Nigeria. With five munites to end that game, coach instructed him to dress up and replace another player.
Kalinic angrily refused to play, in protest of being left on the bench.
He saw himself a top player, and wouldn’t come on for just five munites. The coach turned to other player Pjaca for the substitution.
After the match, Kalinic refused to apologize, despite appeals from other coaching staff.
The coach then sacked him from the team, and sent him home from Russia. Kalinic flew for holidays, and even posted pictures of himself enjoying elsewhere.
After all, he seem to imagine, Croatia won’t go anywhere in the tournament. But without him, the team managed to win their matches.
Croatia has achieved their greatest football achievement in history, reaching the World Cup final.
The remaining 22 players are national heroes. Their names forever inscribed in the hearts of generations.
Kalinic should have been part but minus him. All because of minutes of anger. Minutes of pride and bloated ego.
He may have regretted now. He may have realized his tomfoolery. But it is too late. These stories about life are quite familiar to us, but do we really learn lessons from them? As they profoundly apply to all spheres of life?
Learn to CUT PRIDE. Learn to control anger and DEFLATE EGO and ultimately, learn to say SORRY.
Years of SWEAT & DEDICATION can all be shattered by moments of ANGER and PRIDE.
DON’T BE A KALINIC”
With the 1959 elections ending with no clear winner, an alliance had to be formed to determine who would rule. It was no brainer that AG and NCNC should form a coalition. Awolowo had already humbled himself to be a Deputy Prime Minister or Finance Minister in Zik’s government. Zik invited AG’s team to Asaba, West’s door to the East, to have coalition talks. The talks were a clever ruse to keep AG’s hopes high so that AG would be kept distracted from going upwards to the North for talks. Then the AG read in the news that Zik and Michael Okpara had gone up North and clinched the deal with the Sardauna on forming the government. Tafawa Balewa would be the Prime Minister for the new nation and Zik, the President. Even Nkrumah was shocked. He asked Zik why having spent so much energy fighting for colonial emancipation and then settling for a toothless bulldog role when Nigeria needed him the most? But it was a trap.
As he said in his autobiography, My Life, the first time Sardauna came to Lagos to participate in national politics was in 1947. Then, with over £13,500 raised from all over Nigeria – a doctor’s annual salary, then was a little over £200 – Zik had led other six prominent NCNC delegates to London to protest the “obnoxious laws” of Governor Arthur Richards. The trip ended in failure with backbiting, abuses and accusation of theft. Zik’s opponents at the NYM, accused him of squandering the money and trust of Nigerians. Zik replied insinuating that the Yoruba on the team, that is: Mrs. Fumilayo Ransome-Kuti, Prince Adeleke Adedoyin, Dr. A. B. Olorunnimbe, were the problem.
There erupted a heated and prolonged press war between Zik’s Political Reminiscence in his West African Pilot and H.O. Davies’ Political Panorama in Daily Service. This led to Lagos Igbos rushing to buy machetes en masse thinking a tribal war was imminent. The Governor and his General Secretary, Hugh Foot, quickly called Zik and H.O. Davies to order at the Government House.
In the middle of all this was the time Sardauna came to Lagos for the first time. As he wrote in his autobiography, he went away with the resolve that “the North must take politics seriously”. And later when the Daily Service published the speech of Zik about Igbos been destined by God to conquer and rule over others, Sardauna’s resolve went deeper. He had been reading Zik and the Igbos through that lens ever since. His way of neutralising Zik when the opportunity came in 1959 was to offer him a powerless post, which surprisingly Zik and Okpara dutifully accepted in place of being Nigeria’s first Prime Minister. It was this historic mistake that Nzeogwu, Ifeajuna and other coup plotters tried to undo in 1966.
This is 1969 Judgment on open Cattle Grazing..
The battle between cattle rearers and farmers had been as old as mankind. But most people did not know is that there is a decided case on the issue. I forward the post as received.
*Hon.Justice Adewale Thompson’s 1969 Judgment on Open Cattle Grazing – Suit no AB/26/66.*
Hon.Justice Adewale Thompson: 17th April,1969.
Suit no AB/26/66 at Abeokuta Division of the High Court.
“I do not accept the contention of Defendants that a custom exists which imposes an obligation on the owner of farm to fence his farm whilst the owner of cattle allows his cattle to wander like pests and cause damage. Such a custom if it exists, is unreasonable and I hold that it is repugnant to natural justice, equity and good conscience and therefore unenforceable…in that it is highly unreasonable to impose the burden of fencing a farm on the farmer without the corresponding obligation on the cattle owner to fence in his cattle.” Sequence to that I banned open grazing for it is inimical to peace and tranquillity and the cattle owners must fence or ranch their animals for peace to reign in these communities.”
There is no appeal on record on this judgement yet .
( Copied )
Nothing Is Permanent In This Life
*Whatsapp* killed *BBM*
*Youtube* killed *DVD*
*Bluetooth* killed *Infrared*
*Xender* killed *Bluetooth*
*CDs* killed *Cassettes*
Android phone killed Windows
*Uber* killed *Yellow Cab*
*Phone* killed *Post Office*
*SMS* killed *Letter Writing*
*WhatsApp* killed *SMS*
*Email* killed *Fax*
*Civilization* killed *Culture*
*Computer* killed *Typewriter*
*E-card* killed *Hallmark Card*
*Maggi* killed *Dawa Dawa*
*Money* killed *True Love*
What else killed what again?
*Internet* killed *Library*
*Google* killed *Dictionary*
Wikipedia killed Encyclopedia
Condom killed Sex
Sex Dolls killed Prostitution
Election Rigging killed Democracy
Online degrees killed Education
Bukola Saraki killed NASS
Buhari killed Corruption
*No condition is permanent in this world. Be humble.*
The world was not made flat but spherical. We cannot all be on the same plane.
But again, no matter where people are in the world, nobody stands or walks on their head!
This should tell you that what or wherever you are in life or life places you, you are to remain standing. If you can stand, you can or at least will have a better chance of seeing ahead or can move even forward.
The world comes with times and seasons. There are general times and seasons but each person has his own specific time and season: this is your opportunity for that turning point.
Everyday, nature presents to you an opportunity to build your life which also prepares you for opportunities that will again come ahead of you.
Opportunities are sudden, instantaneous, they are never forever, it’s a window that opens and closes without your effort but requires your effort to see it and the discipline to respond to that opening because it will close without your effort or timing.
It is not the day of opportunity you prepare for it. In fact, it’s your preparation that made it an opportunity to you. If you are not prepared, it will only become one more problem – source of pain, burden and regrets to you eventually.
In life, there are only opportunities. There are, really, no problems or challenges. It is our ill-preparedness that Colours it otherwise.
Do you think God is unfair? No, He is not. You are the one that is unfair by refusing to know who you are in God and building on it.
Look inward, understand and develop the man within, it is not outward.
We have oil spillage, we cry for help; we abandon our soil. Another heard of or saw it and ran toward it. The latter took advantage of the opportunity because he has prepared ahead. The former is stuck while the latter got a turning point.
Same circumstances- one is stuck another is lifted.
Dr. Myles Munroe once said if he was a Nigerian or in Nigeria he would be a multimillionaire. He said he could see that everyone is crying about corruption. That he would conduct trainings for the government and institutions on how to deal with and have a turnaround.
What you need is within and the environment to start with is around. Right where you are, what you are hearing, seeing, the pain, discomfort and the gap is your opportunity. Don’t wait for someone to come from somewhere else to cease your opportunity. Take a step, everything may not be clear(remember, the earth is spherical) but as you continue, there will clarity.
God bless you
<a>Zunny Jill-Carlton Abu</a>
Socrates was one of the most influential
philosophers of all time. His writings are not
only inspirational, but they will make you
question life in a very unique way.
Here are 24 Socrates quotes that will make you
1) “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know
2) “The unexamined life is not worth living.”
3) “There is only one good, knowledge, and one
4) “I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only
make them think”
5) “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a
6) “Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds
discuss events, weak minds discuss people.”
7) “By all means marry; if you get a good wife,
you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll
become a philosopher.”
8) “He who is not contented with what he has,
would not be contented with what he would like
9) “If you don’t get what you want, you suffer; if
you get what you don’t want, you suffer; even
when you get exactly what you want, you still
suffer because you can’t hold on to it forever.
Your mind is your predicament. It wants to be
free of change. Free of pain, free of the
obligations of life and death. But change is law
and no amount of pretending will alter that
10) “Sometimes you put walls up not to keep
people out, but to see who cares enough to
break them down.”
11) “Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.”
12) “To find yourself, think for yourself.”
13) “Education is the kindling of a flame, not the
filling of a vessel.”
14) “Know thyself.”
15) “Let him who would move the world first
16) “The secret of happiness, you see, is not
found in seeking more, but in developing the
capacity to enjoy less.”
17) “The secret of change is to focus all of your
energy, not on fighting the old, but on building
18) “I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a
citizen of the world.”
19) “Prefer knowledge to wealth, for the one is
transitory, the other perpetual.”
20) “understanding a question is half an answer”
A pretty and wealthy woman was serving life sentence in prison.
Angry and resentful about her plight she had decided that she would rather die than to live another year in prison.
Over the years she had become good friends with one of the prison caretakers. His job, among others, was to bury those prisoners who died in a graveyard just outside the prison walls.
When a prisoner died, the caretaker rang a bell, which was heard by everyone.
The caretaker then got the body and put it in a casket. Next, he entered his office to fill out the death certificate before returning to the casket to nail the lid shut. Finally, he put the casket on a wagon to take it to the graveyard and bury it.
Knowing this routine, the woman devised an escape plan and shared it with the caretaker;
The next time the bell rang, the woman would leave her cell and sneak into the dark room where the coffins were kept. She would slip into the coffin with the dead body while the caretaker was filling out the death certificate..
When the care-taker returned, he would nail the lid shut and take the coffin outside the prison with the woman in the coffin along with the dead body.
He would then bury the coffin. The woman having pre-arranged with the caretaker for special vents in the coffin knew there would be enough air for her to breathe until later in the evening when the caretaker would return to the graveyard under the cover of darkness, dig up the coffin, open it, and set her free.
She would also carry along a small flashlight to cope with the darkness beneath until the hour of expected freedom.
The caretaker was reluctant to go along with this plan, but since he and the woman had become good friends over the years, and knowing that he stands to gain a lot from this pretty and wealthy woman, he more than agreed to do it.
The woman waited several weeks before someone in the prison died. She was asleep in her cell when she heard the death bell ring.
She got up and slowly walked down the hallway. She was nearly caught a couple of
times. Her heart was beating fast. She opened the door to the darkened room where the coffins were kept. Quietly in the dark, she found the coffin that contained the dead body, carefully climbed into the coffin and pulled the lid shut to wait for the caretaker to come and nail the lid shut.
Soon she heard footsteps and the pounding of the hammer and nails.
Even though she was very uncomfortable in the coffin with the dead body, she knew that with each nail she was one step closer to freedom.
The coffin was lifted onto the wagon and taken outside to the graveyard. She could feel the coffin being lowered into the ground. She didn’t make a sound as the coffin hit the bottom of the grave with a thud.
Finally she heard the dirt dropping onto the top of the wooden coffin, and she knew that it was only a matter of time and she would be free at last.
After several minutes of absolute silence, she began to laugh…happily feeling free already and chanting she was free! she was free!
Feeling curious, she decided to light the flashlight to find out the identity of the dead
prisoner beside her.
To her horror, she discovered that she was lying next to the CARETAKER….her only hope to freedom.
Many people believe they have life all figured out…that they are well connected and can arrange and pre-arrange things to their favour… but sometimes it just doesn’t turn out the way they planned it.
Think of a ‘Plan B’!!! Cos at times, even the BEST; plans FAIL..
There’s only One Person that will never fail you:
ONE BAD EGG
One time in the kitchen, I was making egg stew. My aunt came over (whose name I cannot mention because I don’t want a family meeting<img>�) and said, “let me tell you a story”.
She is the wife of a missionary and so often hosts people in their home. She said one of those days, late at night, they had visitors. It was past dinner time and there was no cooked food, so she went into the kitchen to figure out what to quickly fix for her hungry guests.
After searching, she got some rice, few stew items and just a tin of sardines, nothing else. When the stew was halfway, she remembered she had a few eggs kept for breakfast and decided to add them up directly into the stew. She broke egg after egg, I think 3, and on the last egg into the stew… it was a rotten egg.
It was too late to get rid of it and the whole pot of stew smelled so bad she had to throw everything away and face her hungry guests with the news.
One bad egg.
When you read bios or the news of late, you’ll notice that there are people who lived such great lives… excelled in their fields/talents and got everything going on. And then one bad trait/lifestyle/activity brings everything tumbling down. I’ll give you 3 examples.
Whitney Houston. Amazing voice!!! And I guess she was a great woman too. She is the only woman to have had 7 consecutive number one Billboard Hot 100 songs.
The bad egg was the drugs, something she couldn’t deal with… in time. It destroyed a lot in her life and ultimately led to her death. One bad egg
Bill Cosby. I loved his show!!! It represented to me the black culture that was positive and inspirational. The multiple sexual harassment scandals brought everything tumbling down. Now he has been classified as a sexual predator. Shows were cancelled, honorary degrees were taken. Over 50 of his honorary degrees have been rescinded. One bad egg.
Lastly, Justine Sacco. She was senior director of corporate communications at IAC. Sacco was fired after she sent an inappropriate tweet right before boarding a flight to South Africa.
“Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just kidding. I’m white!”
Perhaps she’s made those “jokes” before or similarly said such stuff all over. Perhaps she spilled subtle racism in her talks here and there. Never dealt with such a horrible mindset and now was going open. It cost her a deserved social media uproar, loss of reputation, global embarrassment… and her job.
And hey, we all have those. The bad eggs I mean. Those parts of our lives we categorize under “my weakness” and leave unattended. The little foxes we ignore and refuse to address. The unattended anger, excessive alcoholism, excessive laziness, chronic lying, disloyalty, uncontrolled lust, masturbation, carelessness, abusive tendencies, hypocrisy, pretentiousness, backbiting, stealing, envy, covetousness, nepotism,… you know what you battle.
My aunt’s story was to advise me to always break eggs separately before adding them to my sauce. To beat them up in a separate bowl so that at least if one is bad, only your eggs are ruined, and not your whole dish.
Fight your demons now. Tackle your “weaknesses” before you thirst for the limelight. Don’t shelve them and assume they don’t exist. Dedicate time to combating them before they are “added” to all you have strived to achieve in life. Fight them before they bring harm to people around you and cause inexonerable pain
“The excuses won’t cut it once the bad egg gets into the stew”
THE DIFFERENT STAGES OF MARRIAGE…
1. THE AMAZEMENT STAGE: This is the “wow” stage. Lots of new things to discover with your spouse. The newness, the freshness is so amazing. Sleeping on the same bed, wearing the same attire, cooking for him, doing house chores with her, bathing together. Wearing your dazzling wedding ring everywhere, turning people’s head at the newest couple around. Loads and lots of fun. Sexual exploration and excitement. Being in control of your kitchen, feeding him and lots more. It’s the honeymoon stage and it’s so so beautiful.
2. THE IRRITATION STAGE: This is when you begin to notice weaknesses you have overlooked or blissfully wish they go away but didn’t. The repetition of such weaknesses begins to work on your nerves and you are getting irritated: he snores a lot, she is slow in the kitchen, she belches loudly, he screams unnecessarily, she won’t bathe before coming to bed or shave, he spends many hours watching football and ignores you when you talk. “What’s just wrong with this guy?” You think aloud, well it’s part of marriage.
3. THE ANGER STAGE: This is when the repetition of such weaknesses gets on your nerves and you display your anger. The introverted partners stuffs it in and either keep malice, avoid you or stubbornly continue with the irritating habit. It’s the stage you begin to wonder: “have I really married the wrong guy?” “Have I married the wrong woman?” No, you did not, you are simply going through a phase together.
4. THE RESOLUTION STAGE: When you both begin to face the reality of marriage and acknowledge your partner’s weaknesses. You eventually realize anger and malice does not solve any problem and begins to find ways to deal with your differences, both of you begin to compromise here and there and adjust to each other.
5. THE ACCEPTANCE STAGE: When it dawned on you that some things are just part of your partner and may never change till Jesus comes. You resigned from anger, abuse and quarrel and choose to accept them, lovingly adjust to them and enjoy them regardless of their weaknesses.
6. THE RESTFUL STAGE:This is the stage you permanently accept them with all their strengths, weaknesses, short comings and flaws and love them unconditionally regardless of what they do. This is real love -agape, divine and true. You reconnect emotionally, spiritually and physically at a deeper level and enjoy honey moon again while building a lasting marriage regardless of the challenges you face.
There is no perfect marriage. Every marriage goes through this stages. How you handle it will determine if you will come out bitter or better.
You don’t have to abuse your spouse or keep malice if Christ is at the centre of your home and you obey the word of God daily.
Nevertheless, do not be disappointed if you go through the unpleasant stages in marriage. It is a phase and will surely end.
Handle your marriage with wisdom and keep loving regardless of the challenges you face. That is what will make your marriage a heaven on earth experience. Thanks for reading.
As a Casualty clinician in the Children Emergency Room, I have seen beautiful promising babies lose their lives because of PARACETAMOL.
Yes! Paracetamol has killed so much more babies than you can ever imagined.
A case scenario:
This 2year old was rushed to the emergency room with gasping respiration… Obviously he was about to die on arrival.
As usual, we launched into action to salvage this young chap.
While working to save his life, we were asking questions from the mother to know when the illness started… “It started with fever last week” was the response.
“Why then did you not bring the child since then?”, we inquired.
“The fever came down after I gave him paracetamol”, the mother answered.
That was how the mother continued to give this baby paracetamol until the child could no longer stand erect… Then the baby became breathless and was rushed to the hospital.
When we examined, it was obvious the child needs blood as an urgent test confirmed the PCV to be 09% and the baby’s heart was already failing (Anaemic Heart Failure).
We tried our best but it was too late, we lost the child to the cold hand of death.
I was grieved in my heart…
As I watched the mother crying unconsolably; she killed her own baby, though ignorantly.
Now this is the message I want to pass across:
Paracetamol is an analgesic (pain relieving) and an anti-pyretic (Fever ‘relieving’) drug… It does not cure any disease.
For the child in the story above, we later found out through a laboratory test that what the child had was Malaria.
There are so many causes of fever… Fever is not a disease, it is just one of the symptoms of a disease.
What Paracetamol does is to relieve the symptoms of fever or pain but it does not care for the disease.
Malaria was destroying that baby’s blood, but it was also giving a signal (fever was the signal in this case) but the mother ignorantly ignored the signal by giving paracetamol.
To my readers, use this story to educate people around you, especially those who have children.
When you have fever, this is what to do…
Have a warm bath… Do not use cold water. Do not run to buy paracetamol.
For younger children, do what we call Tepid Sponging… Tepid means warm…. Dip a clean towel into warm (not cold) water and rub the baby’s body… As the water dries from the body there will be cooling.
If after Tepid sponging for a while, the fever did not subside, it is time to see a Doctor.
Do not prescribe paracetamol for a child… See a Doctor and let the cause of the fever be dealt with.
First, it was an accident that almost took his life. Then came a globally celebrated sex scandal that lead to an endless can of worms and culminated in a broken marriage. Next, one after the other, every brand that had endorsed the golf legend came to strip him of their association. Then the expected happens, he slides deeply into drinking and drugs. A habit that wouldn’t stay hidden after a DUI arrest and public embarrassment. In all of these, professional performance was on the decline for 5 straight years since 2013 no trophy came his way. Not to mention 4 spinal surgeries.
The TIGER had lost his fight and the big cat now had his neck deep in the WOODS. Tiger woods…from hero to zero.
What would he do now? Take his place among the “has beens”, get drowned in drug use until he makes the news yet again as another celebrity overdosed?
The decision he took despite the pain, losses, loneliness, embarrassment and shame is the reason I bring you this motivation this morning.
He choose not to stay down. Non of the calamities above had what it took to make him feel finished. Tiger wood fought. He fought with everything he had which began with a public apology, then therapy, then an every day personal push with almost no one in his corner but he woke up every day staring at where he used to be with the aim to make his return.
The outcome ? Today, Return? He did. After 1,876 days, he showed that you can get right back to where you want to. He reclaimed his title, beating 30 players including 18 of the top 20 world best ranked golf players.
At 42, with his 80th victory, he is the new king of the golf course with $4.6m to show for this one win. He cried from a place of joy. Real happy tears. The kind that can be yours if you only believe that nothing deserves to hold you down
Tiger woods is no super human. The same decision, disposition, discipline, dedication and determination he used is yours for the taking. If he can beat these odds, what is keeping you down?
It’s time. You too are a champion. Let them hear the LION roar.
Impatience cost Omisore the governorship seat he so covets.Only if he had not been over desperate and impatient but remained in AD/ACN/APC.
Likewise Jimmy Agbaje. Only if he had been patient, and remained in AD/ACN/APC.
This year would have been both of them’s year of Glory, even if not earlier.
Agbaje’s choice of the wrong party was and is still his albatross.
Nostradamus II predicts that like Omisore lost Osun, so Agbaje will lose Lagos governorship election in 2019.
The earlier he returns to APC, the better.
What Nostradamus II sees while sitting down, others don’t see even when they climb trees, masts and skyscrapers !
Disregard Nostradamus II to your peril !!
God rules in the affairs of men !!!
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DID AHMADU BELLO CAUSE THE UNREST THAT LED TO HIS DEATH?
Excerpts culled from Pages 58 – 61 of the book Poorlitics by Bukar ABBA Ibrahim and Sam Agha Egwu.
“Ahmadu Bello’s greatest legacy from a northern point of view was the unification of Northern Nigeria, in his first period as Premier before Independence. In his later period, after Independence, this was resisted by the people of the Middle-belt, especially the Tivs, led by Joseph Tarka and his United Middle Belt Congress (UMBC) the Tiv riots. They wanted to be free from what they saw as the dominance of the Sokoto Caliphate. The Tivs were to pay dearly for this in the loss of lives as the Police, and then the Army, was sent in to suppress them.
“In Western Nigeria, other events were unravelling the First Republic. Samuel Akintola, Awolowo’s Deputy won the 1959 elections and became Premier of the Western Region. Nnamdi Azikiwe became President, and Tafawa Balewa became Prime Minister and the actual wielder of power.
“Awolowo, a socialist progressive with a massive Yoruba following, was the leader of the opposition. He was against Feudalism in Nigeria and to him, the Government of Tafawa Balewa embodied Feudalism. To Ahmadu Bello this had to be broken and they wooed Akintola who began romancing with the North. Many Yorubas saw this as a betrayal and a sell out to northern feudalists and all hell broke loose. “Operation Wetie” was a series of violent protests between political factions of Awolowo and Akintola. Nobody kept tags on the numbers killed. The Western Region became known as the Wild Wild West. The Federal Government declared a State of Emergency. Prime Minister Balewa charged Awolowo with treason. More riots broke out as Awolowo’s supporters fought attempts by the Federal Government to impose Akintola.
“By 1st January, 1963, Akintola became the Premier, but the highest Appeal Court, the Privy Council in London, had ruled against this. The Federal Government ignored the decision and jailed Awolowo for treason. This left an indelible mark of Federal Government bias. In the Army, young revolutionary socialist officers trained in the United Kingdom and influenced by the Marxist and pan-african philosophies were watching their socialist hero, Awolowo being humiliated. They began to think the unthinkable.
“By 1964, besides the violent crises in the Middle-Belt and the Western Region, the Federal Government was accused of manipulating census figures and a new crisis erupted. By June of that year the largest socialist progressive coalition ever was formed as the United Progressive Grand Alliance (UPGA), comprising Action Group, NCNC, NEPU, UMBC and other socialist progressive, anti-feudal parties across the North. Bello and Balewa went into an alliance with Akintola and won a disputed majority in the 1964 elections. At first Nnamdi Azikiwe refused to call Balewa to form the Government citing electoral malpractices, but on 4th January, 1965, Prime Minister Balewa formed a new government. In the South, they believed UPGA was rigged out. This belief also permeated the Military.
“The crises did not end there. By the end of 1965, the NNDP claimed a disputed regional election, and the Western Region exploded. The actions of Bello and Balewa was perceived as a northern attempt to dominate the South using Federal military might, as the army went in to quell the riots. On 15th January, 1966, a group of socialist progressive military boys decided to reverse what they saw as northern religious and regional domination and struck in Nigeria’s first military coup.
“Bello was killed with other leaders of the NPC such as Tafawa Balewa, the Prime Minister, and political partners such as Samuel Akintola, the Premier of Western Nigeria, were also killed. The coup plotters led by Major Kaduna Nzeogwu, cited corruption and the killings in the Middle-belt and the Western Region as the reasons for the coup.”
CONCLUSION: IT IS OFTEN SEEN THAT BELLO AND BALEWA WERE INNOCENT MEN THAT WERE ATTACKED BY AMBITIOUS IGBOS. BUT HISTORICAL FACTS SUGGEST OTHERWISE. CLEARLY IT WAS THEIR INTOLERABLE REPRESSIONS IN TIV LAND AND YORUBA LAND THAT LED TO A GROUP OF MILITARY OFFICERS ATTACKING THEM TO STOP THE KILLINGS. BELLO AND BALEWA BROUGHT THE DEATH UPON THEMSELVES BY THEIR REPRESSIVE ACTIONS IN THE MIDDLE BELT AND THE WEST.
They called it “The Vulture and the little girl”.
This photo of a vulture waiting for a starving Sudanese girl to die was taken by Kevin Carter who later won the Pulitzer for this picture, but he lived just few months to enjoy his supposed achievement because he later got depressed and took his own life.
He was actually savouring his feat and being celebrated on major news channels and networks world wide.
His depression started when during one of such interviews (phone in program) someone phoned on and asked him what happened to the child. He replied, “I didn’t wait to find out after this shot as I had a plane to catch.”…
And the person replied,
“I put it to you that there were two vultures on that day. One had a camera”.
His constant thought of that statement, led to depression and his ultimate suicide.
In whatsoever we do, let humanity come first before what we can gain out of the situation.
Kevin Carter could have been alive today if he just picked that little girl up and taken her to the United Nation’s feeding Center where she was attempting to reach.
AFRICAN PENTECOSTALISM HAS GIVEN BIRTH TO A NEW BREED OF MENTALLY LAZY CHRISTIANS WHO SEE GOD AS A REWARDER OF MEDIOCRITY.
By Kay Musonda:
”Africa is currently experiencing another form of slavery through Pentecostalism.
We are now mentally lazy and our ability to reason scientifically has been incapacitated.
The African pastor won’t talk about Usain Bolt or Serena Williams. The African Pastor won’t talk about Steve Jobs or the young people in Silicon Valley reshaping our world.
They won’t talk about young American scientists spending endless hours in search of a cure to a disease that’s predominantly in the Tropical African Region.
The African pastor won’t talk about Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie or Ben Okri. In every corner of the world, there exist young men and women who have defied all odds and become successful through hard work, creativity and dedication….
The African pastor won’t talk about them, neither will he ask his members to emulate the spirit of these individuals.
He would rather talk about sister Agatha who got a job she *WAS NOT THE MOST QUALIFIED FOR*because she prayed and fasted in line with their church programme. Or brother John who became a millionaire because he used all his salary as a seed in the church, or Papa Miracle who he laid his hands on and 3 of his children got admission in the university, or Mama Esther paid her tithe and her business started growing everywhere across the nation with no business plan, just boom, everywhere.
This has led to a new breed of mentally lazy young people who now see God as a rewarder of mediocrity.
To the African pastor, the only way to prosper is by paying your tithe and ‘ seeds in the church. So they will never talk about those, who have through hard work and dedication placed themselves on the world map.
No…..the African God only blesses the first 30 people that rush to the alter to drop $100 as seed.
The African God abhors hard work and creative thinking, he only gives to those who sow seeds and offerings…..and those who shout: “I am a millionaire” every morning and do nothing the rest of the day.
You want the Almighty to come down and help you use the talent He gave you and blessed you with, not by going to church to shout: “Daddy I receive it”, these are all jokers.
Can someone tell these jokers that irrespective of your creed, faith or religion, blessings and favours will follow you once you start using your talent and become useful to your society?
The Bible tells the story of the Talents.
Use it. Blessing is already bestowed upon us when we use it positively. The Bible says His Grace is sufficient for us.
The Western world and Asians are excelling and dominating the world.
Let no Imam or Pastor manipulate your minds while they themselves drown in amassing wealth and luxurious splendour, while our people are living in abject poverty.
Be Wise. Worship of God is from the heart. But study, work hard and always watch & pray. God bless us all.
SO MUCH FOR 50,000 JOBS
Dangote is the largest conglomerate in West Africa and one of the largest on the African continent with over 18 subsidiaries and presence in over 10 countries. Has revenue in excess of $4.1bn. The conglomerate has just a little over 30,000 employees.
First Bank is the biggest bank in Nigeria by total deposits and gross earnings. Operating a network of over 750 business locations across Africa, the United Kingdom and representative offices in Abu Dhabi, Beijing and Johannesburg set up to capture trade-related business between geographies. It has a total employee of about 8,000+
The Lagos State public sector is the largest employer of labour amongst the states in Nigeria. Nigeria’s largest state economy and the 5th largest economy on the African continent. The state’s public sector has a little over 100,000 in its employment.
Facebook and it’s Instagram and WhatsApp subsidiaries, with presence and field offices in many locations outside USA and an revenue of over $40bn (2017) has a little over 30,000 employees.
The Al-Futtaim group. One of the largest conglomerate in the Middle-East and perhaps the 2nd or 3rd largest in the UAE with billions of dollars in revenue has about 42,000 employees across the UAE, Middle East and the World.
The Koch industry is the second largest privately held company in the United States and the world. If it was a listed company, it would be the 17th largest in the world. The multinational employs 120,000 people in 60 COUNTRIES, with about half of its business in the United States.
How does Atiku’s companies employ about 50,000 people? Where? How? Which of the companies? How many staff does ABTI have? How many does his water company have? INTEL, his biggest company by way of revenue cannot boast of 2,000 staff. I doubt Atiku’s companies combined employs up to 10,000. The numbers do not add up at all. It is either he pays below minimum wage, doesn’t pay at all or must have a high number of staff redundancy. Do you even know the PAYEE taxes he’d have to remit to state governments on those 50,000? Per month? If Dangote, the largest conglomerate in the whole of West Africa, and one of the largest in the world, with numerous heavy industries to boast of employs only about 30,000, which of ATIKU’S businesses are that big that require such number of employees?
Credits: <a>Olajide Abiola</a>
As a Leader, beware that at one stage or the other in your church, business or association, you will find yourself dealing with the following groups of people. If you don’t have wisdom to deal with them, your position and efforts are in danger.
1. *THOMAS GROUP* -They walk with you but they don’t really believe in you. Though God can use you in front of them, they are not easily moved they take time to believe in you. These people can delay your vision and they are also not aware they are also delaying themselves. It’s a struggle and a burden to lead people who don’t believe in you.
2. *JUDAS GROUP*- They walk with you but they have issues with you when God begins to bless you. They are not happy when things of great value are given to you. In short they are jealous of your success. When elevation comes they will say we are poor in the work place but the Boss is driving a BMW 5 series but we have people that are struggling financially in this workplace. They want you to drive a probox which will make them happy. They have serious issues if your life becomes better and better. They talk as if you don’t care about the poor. Hear these Leaders, anyone who is jealous about your prosperity in your workplace tomorrow he will betray you.
3. *ABSALOM GROUP*- You give them opportunity to teach or lead and he begins to see himself as the Leader of the place, he believes he can teach and lead better than you. When he leads, he leads to prove a point that he is better than you, he won’t even mention you in his conversation. He works behind you to steal the hearts of people so that people will follow him. He will make people to feel they are neglected in your position. He will tell people he is there for them to help them anytime they need help. This one he is in competition with you , he believes he can be a better Leader than you . Tomorrow trust me he will split your followers.
4. *KORAH GROUP*- This one will challenge your authority, he believes you are at the same level with everyone and he has issues when others give honor to you. He will say you are honoring this man too much. He has issues when you give instructions, he is rebellious and dangerous because he sees you as someone who is at the same level with him. He believes everyone is professional and everyone is educated so what is so special about you .
5. *HAM GROUP*- This one he will expose your nakedness, the day you find yourself in a shameful act, He will tell everybody your weaknesses and he will be happy to expose your disaster .
6. *GEHAZI GROUP*-He is with you but he will be collecting money from behind your back. He takes advantage that he is close to the Leader and use that to collect things from people. He borrows money from people and he does not pay them back. He goes to people to ask for financial assistance and make people feel you are not taking good care of him as he serves in the house.
7. *DEOTREPHES GROUP*- This one is too dangerous, he is famous in the workplace/group/association, he has power and influence and has a voice amongst the people. He speaks malicious words behind your back . He is poisonous, he can come with stories that can totally destroy your image as a Leader. He can come up with serious lies that cause people to leave your group. He will come with stories that you are using their money , you are sleeping with women and using charms to sustain your position. His stories are very harmful and dangerous.
Therefore I pray that God will give you wisdom to deal with all these, because, no Leader can rise to higher level of his calling until all these have been dealt with in his environment.
Please which group do you belong to?
May God help us to lead well….Ameeeen!
Unanswered Questions: Buhari vs Jubril
If the man in the Aso Rock is not Buhari as was first mentioned by Kanu before FFK amplified it few days ago then the following questions may put to rest the stupidity and assumptions behind the generalization of a Jubril from Sudan posing as Buhari if he ever died in Britain and buried in Saudi Arabia.
1. If actually Buhari died in UK which must be known to the British authority as their hospitals must have documented his death, why would a Prince Charles be fooled and he flew to Abuja almost years later to meet the impostor Jubril in Abuja few days ago? Or could there be the reason he missed the button of his Jacket after meeting this Jubril?
2. Who met with President Trump in the White House between Jubril and Buhari? Or the same impostor was so good he acted like the Hollywood Star at the Press interview? Or could there be the reason Trump called him lifeless?
3. How did Jubril fingerprints beat the FBI, Scotland Yard records?
4. How come the same Jubril fooled Yemi Osibajo, the EXCO weekly meetings, DSS, and his finger prints passed the security of all all the foreign nations Jubril went as Buhari?
5. Who has been sleeping with Mrs Buhari in the “Oza room” as her husband if in actual fact Buhari died in UK? Or why did Mrs Buhari never for a time acted like a widow or why did she not exact her new found power of blackmail like Mrs Yar’Adua did when the late President Yar’Adua went thru similar stuff?
Questions for PDP?
1. When will you guys PDP go to Sudan to get details on this Jubril? Get his real family, interview, school mates, and work history?
2. File a medical report to a Court to subject Buhari or Jubril to DNA test and possible prosecution?
3. Why will PDP realize Beer Parlor allegations may not win election like the birther issues on Obama in US about 10 years ago, verification is better than allegation?
Until above three are done, Jubril will remain nothing but a form of hallucination in the minds of anti Buhari, who must have survived a near death medical problem after Pastor Adeboye visited him with anointed oil in the hospital in UK.
…there is nothing like Jubril but an entertainment for those with childish thinking or the porous into the performance of politicians.
Oracle <a>Zents Kunle Sowunmi</a> ‘s wall
10 Types of men you should never marry
Growing up as a young girl brings about dreams of how perfect your wedding will be. But the more you grow, you realize that no man is perfect and so you begin to find the one you can endure his attitude. There are some guys you should just leave in the dating pool.
Here are 10:
1. The commitment-phobe : Finally locked down the guy every girl’s been chasing? Well, I got news for you. Just because he finally decided to knuckle down and commit, doesn’t mean he’s committed. If he used to be a commitment-phobe, he may still be and you’ll always wonder how invested in the relationship he really is.
2. The rebel : A lot of women are attracted to the bad boy. There’s just something mysterious and romantic about him. But a lot of times the rebel in society is a rebel in marriage. And pretty soon you’ll find him rebelling against you, too.
3. The narcissist : Narcissus was an ancient Greek mythological figure who was so beautiful that he fell in love with himself — but because he couldn’t leave his own reflection in the water, he eventually drowned. A person who is a narcissist is so convinced of their own greatness that they don’t see their weaknesses. Marrying a narcissist is a very one sided relationship. They’re always trying to vaunt their own greatness — often at the expense of others.
4. The control freak : Everybody likes to have things their own way. Unfortunately, because men are socialized to express hostility and anger when they don’t get what they want, a man who is a control freak can often become intimidating and even abusive (physically or mentally).
5. The I-know-more-than-you : It’s a good thing to marry a person for his brains. But be careful because you might end up marrying a know-it-all. And you’ll always feel like you’re wrong — even if it’s just an opinion.
6. The mama’s boy : You’ve heard that how a man treats his mother is how he’ll treat you. So you look for a guy who is close to his mom and spends a lot of time with her. But be careful, if he’s too close you’ll find yourself married to his mother, too. So you better get used to hearing, “My mom doesn’t do it that way.” And you better get used to his mother being your marriage counselor, too.
7. The pretty boy : Get used to spending your weekends at the mall looking for new clothes instead of going to soccer practice. But at least you’ll have a great looking house and car (even if you can’t afford it).
8. The pushover : As mentioned before, everybody likes to have their own way. So when you find a guy who lets you do whatever you want and doesn’t complain about it, you want to grab him up. But after a while you’ll find yourself making all the decisions. And then you’ll find yourself complaining because he doesn’t pull his own weight.
9. The manly man : This guy talks about sports, beer and hunting all the time. Sure, he’s rugged but you better be prepared to change all the diapers and do all the housework. And forget about him getting you something nice for Valentine’s Day because real men don’t do that mushy stuff.
10. The fitness freak : Who doesn’t want a guy with chiseled abs and nice arms? But despite all his good (physical) traits you may soon find that the gym is taking up an exorbitant amount of time in your family’s life. And you’ll find yourself using phrases like “did you beat your PR today, honey?” But more importantly, a man who lets the gym run his life has let the servant become the master and you’ll soon find that he has other priorities out of whack, too.
JUST A LITTLE MISTAKE…
One night, just before the shopkeeper closed for the day, a dog came into the shop, having a bag in its mouth. The bag had a list of items to be bought and money so the shopkeeper took the money and kept the items in the bag
Immediately, The dog picked up the bag of items and left. The shopkeeper was surprised and went behind the dog to see who the owner was.The dog waited at the bus stop, After sometime, a bus came and the dog got into the bus. As soon as the conductor came, it moved forward to show his neck belt which had money and the address as well. The conductor took the money and put the ticket in his neck belt again.
When it reached the destination, the dog went to the front and wagged his tail indicating that he wanted to get down, the moment the bus stopped, it got down. The shopkeeper was still following it. The dog knocked on the door of a house with its legs. Its owner came from inside and beat it with a stick.
The shocked shopkeeper asked him “why are you beating the dog?”, to which the owner replied, “he disturbed my sleep. It could have taken the keys with it.”
This is the truth of life. There is no end to the expectations people have from you. The moment you go wrong, they start pointing at our mistakes.
All the good done in the past are quickly forgotten. Any small mistake committed gets magnified. You can do 100 things for people but once you do a little mistake they forget all that you have done for them. They capitalize on that your little mistake to hold it against you whereas they themselves ain’t perfect. The owner of the dog had no idea of what his dog went through to get those stuffs yet instead of appreciation it got beating.
Most people have no idea of what you have gone through in life to make them happy or please them but at the end of it all, instead of them appreciating you or complement you they end up looking for faults and mistakes from you just to discredit you. This is the kind of society we live in…
But don’t let that stop you from doing what you know is right and good.
God is watching…..One Day, Your Good Deeds will be appreciated.
633. FREEDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING Vol 633
Can God be mocked or bribed?
Why do we choose to isolate ‘Praying for your nation’ from the Bible and forever ignore other counsel of God regarding how a nation should be governed? It is not prayers that exalt a nation, honesty, justice and decency do.
We deliberately ignore several of God’s instructions like, ‘Don’t steal’ ‘Seek justice for the oppressed’ ‘Take the course of the Poor’ ‘Speak against injustice’ ‘Be moderate’ and all that, but capitalise on prayers.
Our forefathers had offered billions of prayers, we’ve offered more. Unfortunately, the problem of Nigeria is surely not lack of prayers.
We’ll keep roaming round the circle until we decide to be serious as people.