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Are you Ready for the Future you Beckoning to Come?

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The central idea of this post was curled from one of the Facebook live session of popular multiple Amazon Bestselling Author, an award-winning Entrepreneur, and International Speaker " Edirin Edewor ". The theme of the session was: so you want to go viral? In the session, I learnt the importance of being ready for the future we calling to come. How we get set before it happens? All credit goes to her for continually shunning out values every now and then. From the session, I saw that preparedness is the mother of success. Your preparedness now determines your future when it finally comes. How prepared are you for the journey? Edirin shared three stories in the live session but I will share one here. One of the stories she shared was about Amanda Gorman, the first National Youth Poet Laureate at the age of 22years. Her story got to me because of how hardwork and persistence pay within a twinkle of an eye. Note, you only need one person, one moment, one event, one idea, one pla

Why Ponzi Scheme is not for you? See Five (5) Important Lessons

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We all want to make money and live happily, right? It's a good thing. The path to get riches and happiness is what separates us. Some of us are so heady about getting rich through the fast route while some people are so calm and strategic to delay the gratification towards getting rich. Whichever way you sought, it usually comes with consequences. Fast-illegal routes can be so sweet at first, burning and painful eventually while the long elongated routes might be stressful and worth it at the end of the day.  Ponzi schemes from MMM down to the recent one "RACKSTERLY" came to teach us lessons. I was once a victim too but the loss was well calculated and prepared for in my own case. Let me tell you my story. For a very long time, my clique knows I don't believe and deal in money doubling schemes no matter who is selling the idea to me. Fortunately, I keyed into Tradera's educational plan to learn how to make money through FOREX. In the midst of work and familial eng

What puts you off in the current situation of Nigeria? As for me, it is...

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almost everything from the beginning to the end? I will be so unfair if I say that. However, what exactly can we say makes us happy under this current administration? Food, Electricity, Roads, Healthcare, Security, just name it. The list is so long that we can't even look into it holistically in this post.  As for me, my major worry about this country right now is the state of the road. The roads are bad at least from what I have seen down south; Lagos-Ogun axis. What a pity to see humans ply such roads in the 21st century! Normally, that roads are not friendly for animals of all categories, how much more us. I cannot imagine the way and manner the agencies in charge of road management does their things. Damn! It's so crazy to think big-big granites could be dumped on the roads to fill the potholes without using machines to run it over before use. Unfortunately, this is our reality in Nigeria which has therefore caused a lot of accidents for both the users and the car itself. I

Nigerian Youths, Why Do Drugs?

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The word drugs means different things to different people in different settings. Drugs as used in this article doesn't refer to the medicine prescribed by the medical doctors for one ailment or the other. It is simply the element used by an individual to energize, slow down, pump action, get high, cool off e.t.c. Examples of these drugs are; Colorado, Loud, Marijuana, Gum, Codeine, Refnol to mention but a few. These drugs are sniffed, drank or smoked which naturally comes with its side-effects. READ ALSO: How to Make the New Nigeria Possible What worries me more is the rate of drugs use by youths in this present age as against my days as a teenager. These youths now do drugs excessively with the notion of enjoying themselves. What happens to family gatherings? What happens to friends get-together? What happens to the midnight calls? What happens to tourism? What a shame we find ourself in this mess of excessive drug abuse! Some parents are contributors by being reckless in raising

#Silouhettechallenge everywhere: Where do we go from here?

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Technology no doubt brought good tidings to the world by making the world closer and making things easier to do. On the other end, this same technology has been successfully interrupting existing status quo, especially cultural standards. In some nations where they preach and practice liberalism, it isn't a worry for them but a continent like Africa naturally despise such behavioural displays in the public arena. Although, what Nigerians have traditionally frowned at is gradually becoming the order of the day, today. All these can be publicly seen in dress codes, hair styles/cut, music genre and all, thanks to the internet.  The internet no doubt quite useful but it's porosity is gradually becoming a major issue, especially through the #onlinechallenges rolled out every now and then. There are good online challenges (on food, health, exercises...) put together by celebrities for cultural enrichment. However, there are those online challenges threatening to pluck out one's e

How Feasible is it to Follow COVID-19 Guidelines in Nigerian Public Tertiary Institutions?

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A big thanks to all and sundry that made the delivery of nine months pregnancy a success in Nigeria. This is just to acknowledge the prolonged strike action of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) against the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) in the year 2020. It wasn't an easy tussle though. During these times, a lot of events unfolded: some students drifted towards entrepreneurship, some were victims of sexual violence, some began their marital journey unexpectedly, while most lecturers were financially unstable. To rekindle the nation's academic activities, physical reopening of public schools shut down since March 2020 was slated for 18th January, 2021 by the FGN. To think this is not feasible on the count of meeting up with COVID-19 guidelines is debatable. First and foremost, to physically open tertiary institutions in Nigeria is easy-difficult considering some situational factors around the clarion call. It's indeed very easy to open the gate to the four

How to Stand Tall in the New Year "2021"

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  It's a new year again around the world at different timeframes. What a uniqueness to understand, consider and leverage on! I must say we are privileged to be here against the mighty odds of year 2020. It was indeed an unprecedented and turbulent year for the entire world. How do we project ourselves in this new calendar year? How do we stand tall in the midst of the waves of COVID-19 ravaging the world? What do we need to do urgently now? What do we need to be proactive about? All these questions are begging for answers urgently from you and I.  With the look of things, it is crystal clear that the world is gradually shifting towards "digital everything" i.e. digital money, digital learning, digital worship, digital trade, digital meetings, digital media to mention but a few. What do we have to do as students, teachers, consumers, entrepreneurs, artisans, and professionals? Do we need to learn this new selling trade? Do we need to ignore this trade? Do we need to contra

Why You Need to Reflect on the Year 2020?

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  Hello!  Can you pause a little bit, sit back and try to have a reflection of your achievements in the twelve (12) calendar months of the year 2020. I said pause before answering the next questions: What have you done this year? What did you overcome this year? What opportunities came your way? What opportunities did you grab this year? What were your winnings this year? These are questions begging for answers in the best way possible. Don't forget it's a great privilege to be alive, to reflect on this achievements in the midst of the ups, downs, shocks and surprises in the year 2020. A lot of people (professionals, spiritualists, artisans, freedom fighters , administrators...) died suddenly from different parts of the world through Coronavirus disease outbreak and mere illness that you have survived without having the wherewithal. Note, people who stacked up generational funds still lost their lives. Don't you think its worthwhile to be grateful by counting every bless

the Bill we Need against the Bill they Want in Nigeria

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Bill in a democratic setting is an important tool for achieving desired change in a given direction. Nigeria is nowhere different because of her current experience in the hands of her administrators. For now, please let’s not argue about the actual practice of democracy in Nigeria or not. We all know where we belong on a global scale of leadership and democratic governance. For decades, there has been tremendous agitations for the approval of several bills into law to enhance the efficiency of the system. Notable bill agitations in Nigeria are not but limited to police reforms, electronic voting, child marriage, and of late hate speech, social media bill. Who knows what ridiculous bill they are going to initiate to threaten us. As youths in today’s Nigeria, we have been agitating for a better Nigeria through online and offline platforms as seen this year for instance. This is in the actual sense of what we need against what we want for nation-building. What do we need, specifically

Ten (10) Tips on COVID-19 Palliatives Palava in Nigeria, Today

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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)  came as a shocker to many countries other than China in the year 2020 but many countries used their shock absorbers to manage the situation. This outbreak no doubt necessitated the total shutdown of so many activities across the globe, thereby, incapacitating its citizenry.  Due to this reality, many nations gave their citizens palliatives - foodstuff as at when due while some countries even gave out financial support to their citizens throughout the period of their forceful stay at home. This was nowhere near the reality of many states in Nigeria who were under lockdown from March till August 2020.  Although, some palliatives were shared at the 0.1% level while a larger share was hoarded for whatsoever reason by some state governors in Nigeria. It came as a shock to see many warehouses looted by hoodlums in Lagos, Nigeria at first to discover their entitlement. This tide, therefore, occurred at Kwara, Cross Rivers, Osun, Jos, Benin and other places in N

Twenty (20) Tips on How to Make the New Nigeria Possible

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What started as a clarion call for #EndSars and #EndPoliceBrutality in Nigeria degenerated into the call to end deeper issues affecting Nigeria as a nation. Sadly, some people had died in this short time of peaceful agitations by unarmed youths coupled with the activities of hoodlums across the state. A minute silence for the fallen heroes at the Lekki toll gate protest ground, please. Indeed after the massacre, the state witnessed devastating attacks on both private and public properties by angry youths, especially the hoodlums. Places affected were not limited to TVC Communications, Shoprite, Police Posts, Lekki Toll Gate, and other small and medium scale businesses. It has been a difficult time at Lagos, Nigeria with increasing carnage of both youths and police officers. Due to these events put together, there was a wake-up call by youths across the country to get what the heroes fought for. This is linked to the call for a new Nigeria - a Nigeria where a son of nobody can become so

Ten (10) Key Observations from the #EndSARS Movement so far and the Future

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#EndSARS movement is not a new development in Nigeria as it's first call dated back to the year 2017. The movement started and usually ends by the declarations of the government that the unit Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) has been disbanded from the Nigerian Police. The same thing has been happening whenever the youths raised an eyebrow on the inhumane practices of this unit from the year 2017 up until 2019. This year's clarion call to end the brutal activities of SARS took a different shape, approaches and tactics from across the Western, Eastern, and Southern part of Nigeria while the Northerners were on the other side of the reality. What then were the keynotes from #EndSARS movement so far? Kindly feed your minds below. The acclaimed lazy youths by the President has risen in one voice regardless of their sociocultural diversities to speak against the brutal nature of the Nigerian police, especially those representing the unit SARS. The youths were so organised, well-coo

Six (6) Virtual Cultures to Edge over your Contemporaries Today

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Virtual culture literally means our behavioural pattern on the digital space. How do we behave on the internet? Some people are excessively formal on all social platforms. Some are relatively informal. While others maintain a middle ground, which means they are either formal or informal depending on the situation at hand. I must say clearly that the way you comport yourself with friends online should be different from your habits at work 'virtually'. What then are the cultures to observe, learn and display in this new age?  Culture of Attendance and Preparedness Physical attendance and preparedness are absolutely one of the coveted attributes of serious-minded people in any given environment. How then do you reveal that virtually? You do that by simply preparing yourself to attend virtual meetings before the scheduled time. If you are not familiar with the app scheduled for use, it's best you rehearse before time to be abreast with how to run the app easily. There is no roo

Twenty (20) Important Lessons from the First Half of the Year 2020

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The year 2020 has been a year praised long before its presence in Nigeria. Remember “Vision 2020”. If we had known this is what we have in stock, we would have changed the vision a long time ago. The year met us unguarded and shocked the entire world with the outbreak of Coronavirus disease leading to unexpected circumstances affecting all and sundry. It is worth saying that hunger virus also attacked many Nigerians during the lockdown session of Coronavirus outbreak. Some people lost their lives. Some lost their beloved ones. Some lost their jobs partly while some lost it completely. At the extreme, some people lost their focus. Read Also: How to Play Safe on any Date with New Found Love of Yours Positively, some people have successfully risen above the waters. This is why the saying “opportunity exist in every situation” is appropriate. What then are the important lessons from the first six months in the year 2020 filled with opportunities, shocks, disruptions, pains to mention b

Ten (10) E-exam Tips for Nigerian Students in Private Universities

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Running an electronic exam is not a new development in the developed parts of the world but it is a forced reality on all Nigerian private universities. Thanks to the outbreak of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). It is indeed a big issue to run online learning programmes around here due to issues of network providers, power outage, uncoordinated social networking to mention but a few. To arrest this situation is therefore imperative to triumph in examination situations. As we all know, exams are no joke for students either online or offline. What then can you do to block the waves of the village people? See the following Tips: Tips 1 of 10: Use Laptop for your examinations. This is a better way to avoid any form of distraction. Tips 2 of 10: Make sure you use a newly registered sim card if you have to use your mobile phone for the examination. All these rants on your social media platforms status for people to avoid calling you won’t do the magic. Read More: Why Venture into Thin

Notable Lessons from Chief Olusegun Obasanjo's Documentation about Atiku in his Book "My Watch"

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Writing a book for public consumption is a remarkable thing to do but documenting an autobiography requires a lot more thoughtfulness, consciousness and sagacity. These criteria are quintessential in all writings though, just that pouring down thoughts about other people "without holding anything back" can be very disastrous immediately and subsequently.

How to Live and Triumph in the Nigeria Society We Find Ourselves Today

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By nature, there are some things that are basically unchangeable. Such is the case of; where we were born, who gave birth to us, our gender, and all sorts. The beauty of this description is that where we find ourselves goes a long way to determine our lifestyles, thought pattern, orientation, belief systems and behavioural patterns.

Twelve (12) Trends that Rocked the Year 2017 in Nigeria

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In a span of 365days, there is a likely tendency for certain occurrences to manifest with 100% level of certainty in any country. Occurrences like Accidents, Birth, Death, Holidays, Seasonal Changes (Raining, Dry and Harmattan), Criminal Acts, Court Cases, and all sorts are natural mystic that comes every year in most if not all countries or communities today. For instance, it is obvious that Nigeria recorded a significant amount of birth and death rate this year; different climatic conditions; and numerous police/court cases as a result of peoples' involvement in any crime or deviant act. Having established this fact, it is, however, imperative to enlist the peculiarities of the Year 2017 among other years in Nigeria. This year alone has accommodated many dramas emanating from both the government and the governed. All these acts of theirs individually and collectively make up the trend that rocked the Year 2017 in Nigeria. READ ALSO: The Face of the Cabal Affecting Nigeri

Why Black Slave Trade Thrives in Libya Today

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From time immemorial, slave trade has been a thing of the Whites against the Blacks residing in the regions of their colonization. In essence, colonization begat the idea of the slave trade with or without the knowledge of Black frontline elders on the consequences for the Black race and its long-term benefits for the White. On a contrary note, it is appalling, shocking and unexpectedly that a Black race will ever think of enslaving one another for whatsoever reason or benefit in this present dispensation. The case of Libya today is a living proof. Basically, Libya has been one of the richest countries in Africa, at least during the long-term reign of their supreme leader "Muammar Gaddafi". This wealth, therefore, attracted all and sundry within and outside neighbouring African states to Libya. But after the forceful dethronement and death of this supreme leader "Muammar Gaddafi" on several pressed charges nationally and internationally, Libya has hereby face

As the Clock Ticks, These Things Can Happen to you Without Noticing

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As the clock ticks, you begin to ponder which way to go or what step to take;  As the clock ticks, you wonder why you have only been able to achieve some of your goals and not all;  As the clock ticks, it bothers some older people that have yet achieved nothing, while some younger people are almost at their peak;  As the clock ticks, it brings new challenges our way – some it weakens, some it breaks and some it gives strength;  As the clock ticks, it brings you to new opportunities and ideas leaving you with how you maximize them;  READ ALSO; Why Adopting Yahoo Boy Lifestyle is All You Need to Win BIG in Life As the clock ticks, it gives you so many reasons to laugh or cry – depending on your fate at the moment;  As the clock ticks, it reminds you of past memories you are grateful or sober about which makes you prepare for the future without giving a clue of the unforeseen occurrence that lies ahead; As the clock ticks, it brings you to a crossroad of