Saturday, 10 November 2007

Stock Market.

Once upon a time in a village, a man appeared and announced to the villagers that he would buy monkeys for N10.The villagers seeing that there were many monkeys around, went out to the forest and started catching them.The man bought thousands at N10 and as supply started to diminish, the villagers stopped their effort. He further announced that he would now buy at N20. This renewed the efforts of the villagers and they started catching monkeys again.Soon the supply diminished even further and people started going back to their farms. The offer rate increased to N25 and the supply of monkeys became so little that it was an effort to even see a monkey, let alone catch it!

The man now announced that he would buy monkeys at N50! However, since he had to go to the city on some business, his assistant would now buy on behalf of him.In the absence of the man, the assistant told the villagers. Look at all these monkeys in the big cage that the man has collected. I will sell them to you at N35 and when the man returns from the city, you can sell it to him for N50."The villagers squeezed up with all their savings and bought all the monkeys.Then they never saw the man nor his assistant, only monkeys everywhere!!!

Welcome to the "Stock" Market!!!!!

Thursday, 8 November 2007

Perfect world.

A father was reading a newspaper. He didn't want to be disturbed by his little girl,so he cut out a map of the world, tore it to pieces and gave it to her to assemble.After a while, she returned to him with the map all in perfect order, every piece in its place. The surprised father said, "Honey, you don't know anything about geography,so how did you do it?" The innocent girl replied, "The picture of Jesus is at the back of this map and I knew if I have Jesus in the right place, the whole world would be perfect." Have a blessed day

Wednesday, 7 November 2007

Last Faith.

Amazingly i have been staying in my present apartment in Lagos for about 3 months now,and i know very little or almost nothing about my neighbors.I know we are all young and upcoming,there are some i really want to get close to and some i hate to avoid,not because they are bad but because they are either too good or too quiet to a fault.One of those i love to see is Pastor D(not real name).He dropped me off on my way to the office yesterday and we rubbed minds on a number of things and i was lead to do something when i got back home.He then told me something,that sort of inspired me to write this post.He said "you don't understand what you have done for me,do you know what it is to exercise your last faith this is a confirmation that God is real". There are times we just pray and feel like nothing has happened,be sure a lot has happened on your behalf,read the story of the girl below as an example.

A girl went to her friends house and she ended up staying longer than planned, and had to walk home alone. She wasn't afraid because it was a small COMMUNITY and she lived only a few blocks away.As she walked along under the bike trail Diane asked God to keep her safe from harm and danger.When she reached the alley, which was a shortcut to her house,she decided to take it. However, halfway down the alley she noticed a man standing at the end as though he were waiting for her.She became uneasy and began to pray, asking for God's protection.
Instantly a comforting feeling of quietness and security wrapped round her,she felt as though someone was walking with her.When she reached the end of the alley, she walked right past the man and arrived home safely.

The following day, she read in the newspaper that a young girl had been raped in the same alley just twenty minutes after she had been there.Feeling overwhelmed by this tragedy and the fact that it could have been her, she began to weep.Thanking the Lord for her safety and to help this young woman,she decided to go to the police station.She felt she could recognize the man, so she told them her story.The police asked her if she would be willing to look at a lineup to see if she could identify him.She agreed and immediately pointed out the man she had seen in the alley the night before.When the man was told he had been identified, he immediately broke down and confessed.The officer thanked Diane for her bravery and asked if there was anything they could do for her.

She asked if they would ask the man one question.Diane was curious as to why he had not attacked her.When the policeman asked him, he answered, 'Because she wasn't alone. She had two tall men walking on either side of her.'
Amazingly, whether you believe or not, you're not alone.
PS: God is always there in your heart and loves you no matter what.'If you deny me in front of your friends, I shall deny you in front of my Father'.Relax and have a wonderful time with him.


Wednesday, 20 June 2007

Have you discovered IT?

Have you ever thought about what happens when you discover your passions and really get aligned with your destiny?

Ö Days become meaningful

Ö Success is inevitable

Ö Work is play

Ö Joy is a daily experience

Ö Life becomes magical

Ö Spirituality is natural

Ö Miracles happen constantly

Ö Happiness is spontaneous and lasting

Ö Relationships are fulfilling

Passion is that one thing which has the power to transform, regenerate, and ignite anyone’s life. Passion is the one thing which every successful person has.

Yet, even after you get clear on your passions, sometimes you forget, old habits crop up, you backslide a bit. But my friend you need to step up your game because your true happiness lies in discovering who you are.See u on top.

Tuesday, 6 February 2007

Happy New Year...Nigeria Will Be Better

Happy new, welcome to 2007. This is the year we have been waiting for, my prayer is that all our prayers will be answered and all our expectations met In Jesus name. But personally I really thank God for what he did for me as individual in 2006 it was one long year, a year that many people want to forget for so many reasons and others would not forget for obvious reasons. But either way what more can we do than be happy that we were finally able to sail through.

There are lots of reasons to be optimistic, this year as well as a lot to be pessimistic about as a nation, a lot of us would be watching with an eagle eye as events unfold towards the General Elections, on the international scene the drama would certainly continue from where it stopped last year.

This post would be a thrust of all I expect would be confronting us this year as a nation and as a people, it would be a confabulation of issues that if tackled can take us closer to the promised land and if neglected will only be ingredients for disintegration and a continue slide downwards.

We again from the beginning of this year will be battling poverty; of the mind, of pocket and of sensibilities, despite seven years of reforms we still remain one of the poorest in the globe, despite our natural and human resources, due to human mismanagement we are battling to sustain meaningful development, and growth that is equal to the expectations of our people not even the international standard.

With the emergence of the Buharis, Yaraduas and co., again though subtly we will still be concerned about tribal sentiments, ethnicity, religion and thus to a large extent none of us or few of us are thinking nor discussing meritocracy. Around these three evils and many more we are likely to be subjected to more of political irresponsibility, rascality and political arithmetic that widen the gulf between the rulers and the ruled.

We shall again be fighting against negative statistics of reality, we are still somewhere around the fifth largest HIV/AIDS infected nation, although from 2nd we have moved down to 18th in the corruption index, we still remain and have continued to feature amongst nations with the worst badly run economies.

We are insecure as a people, we are once more going to be constantly dependent on others after 46 years of paper independence, our Rice would still come from Thailand, any land but not our land, our drugs both fake and original, and we have India, Germany and co. to thank for them.

This year, will we be able to make sense of our economic macro-policies, with cars, computers, clothing, and ball point pens all from Jand or Yankee. Will we shed off the skin of a nation that is full of contradictions, a nation of millions of school leavers without jobs, a nation of millions sick with curable diseases and ailment, a nation yet blessed with fertile land, with intelligent men and women in abundance. But being punished by a handful of crooks called leaders, being ruled by a collection of mediocre. A nation where amidst these poverty a man would steal in billions.

The issues that stop us from attaining nationhood again may include, the fact that we are all hypocrites, constantly waiting for any opportunity to better Judas Iscariot in the act of betrayal, go ask Atiku and Obj. Topmost is, we shall again see leaders who grew up in Oshodi, schooled in Oshodi, lived there all their lives and get elected to serve Oshodi, and first thing on their card would be a familiarization tour of Oshodi. Our Leaders would still be exploring all means and any means necessary to steal from us.

With looting, corruption and insincerity, the ball again would be played on the pitch of underdevelopment and to think otherwise would be deceitful. Our cry would still be trying to catch the Asian Tiger; even some West African puppies have gone too far for comfort. We may suffer the rule of idiots again, because sages are kept in dust bin or how will you explain the dropping of Donald duke for the lucky one time deputy Governor Of bayelsa state (Jonathan Goodluck) who we are yet to see his performance at the state level, it is going to be like it was, while Tafawa Balewa wanted to be a broadcaster, the powers that be thought otherwise, Yakubu Gowon was not intellectually, psychologically, temperamentally, ready but the Oligarchy said it must be him. Then we had all-knowing Obj in his first coming that was forced on us by Danjuma, Shehu Yaradua and co.

In Shagari it was no different, as the man that wanted to just be a Senator, a man that was not even at the Row Park venue of the NPN primaries emerged as winner without his consent, he was not even aware that his name was on the ballot. In 1998 fresh from prison, the Baba of Aso Rock had asked "how many Presidents did Nigeria want to make of him" but we did not listen. So again we may end up with a reluctant President in Yaradua except otherwise when qualified men like Professor Pat Utomi and many more are being brushed aside. These we have to contend with this New Year. INEC would be in the eye of the storm so also the Police, the ruling PDP, EFCC, the likes of Uba, Adedibu and many ruffians that the government has created.

Things will be better, Nigeria can be great if only we can prove these men wrong, if only you and I can make a concerted effort at being right in our own little way and fight in our own small corner. The nation will fight for liberation from tribal loyalties, ethnic jingoism, religious segregation, monetary godafatherism and many more. We will have to move a ladder up from hope and expectation to reality.

In this New Year, we have to move towards a Nigeria of the people for the people and by the people I mean a Nigeria that will be committed to the vision of the founding fathers, or we continue the self deceit and watch the nation crumble like cookies. As I welcome us into this new year let me say that this is our nation, only us can stop the drift, people that claim to love us are few, many a nation are watching and waiting. Let us remember that we cannot continue to massage the ringworm and leave the sore. Almighty God we as a people thank you for a New Year and ask for the best. Have a blessed, exciting and memorable year ahead.