Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Ethiopian Church To Unveil The Ancient Hebrew Ark of Convenant On Friday

Bible’s ‘Ark of the Covenant’ about to be unveiled? Ethiopian patriarch tells pope he will show artifact to world

The patriarch of the Orthodox Church of Ethiopia says he will announce to the world Friday the unveiling of the Ark of the Covenant, perhaps the world’s most prized archaeological and spiritual artifact, which he says has been hidden away in a church in his country for millennia, according to the Italian news agency Adnkronos. Abuna Pauolos, in Italy for a meeting with Pope Benedict XVI this week, told the news agency, “Soon the world will be able to admire the Ark of the Covenant described in the Bible as the container of the tablets of the law that God delivered to Moses and the center of searches and studies for centuries.”
The announcement is expected to be made at 2 p.m. Italian time from the Hotel Aldrovandi in Rome. Pauolos will reportedly be accompanied by Prince Aklile Berhan Makonnen Haile Sellassie and Duke Amedeo D’Acosta.

Abuna Pauolos, patriarch of the Orthodox Church of Ethiopia “The Ark of the Covenant is in Ethiopia for many centuries,” said Pauolos. “As a patriarch I have seen it with my own eyes and only few highly qualified persons could do the same, until now.” According to Pauolos, the actual Ark has been kept in one church, but to defend the treasure, a copy was placed in every single church in Ethiopia. He said a museum is being built in Axum, Ethiopia, where the Ark will be displayed. A foundation of D’Acosta will fund the project.
The Ark of the Covenant is the sacred container of the Ten Commandments as well as Aaron’s rod and a sample of manna, the mysterious food that kept the Israelites alive while wandering in the wilderness during their journey to the promised land.

The Bible says the Ark was built to the specifications of God as He spoke to Moses. It was carried in advance of the people and their army by priests. It was also carried in a seven-day procession around the walled city of Jericho. The idea that the Ark is presently in Ethiopia is a well-documented, albeit disputed, tradition dating back to at least 642 B.C. The tradition says it was moved to Elephantine Island in Egypt, then to Tana Kirkos Island in Ethiopia and finally to its present site at St. Mary’s of Zion Church in Axum. Ethiopians believe it is destined to be delivered to the Messiah when He reigns on Mount Zion – the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

Jeremiah 3:16 points to a time when the Ark will vanish not only physically, but from the minds of the people: “And it shall come to pass, when ye be multiplied and increased in the land, in those days, saith the LORD, they shall say no more, The ark of the covenant of the LORD: neither shall it come to mind: neither shall they remember it; neither shall they visit it; neither shall that be done any more.” The Book of Revelation says the Ark is in the temple of God in heaven (Rev. 11:19). Muslim scholars say it will be found near the end of times by the Mahdi – a messianic figure in Islam.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Funmi Iyanda turns down being a presenter on CNN

She explains why “Surely, that would have taken my career backward. Why would I want to be a presenter on CNN when I make shows that CNN would happily commission and buy? I have been offered several shows to produce and host for a number of international platforms. Two are in development, both are continental and audacious. If CNN offered me my own Piers Morgan type of gig, then yes! You know what would be great? If I am able to do the same for a coalition of NTA, AIT and Channels. Right now the policies and economies that are against it are daunting but time will tell.”

Monday, 27 June 2011

Tuface, D'Banj Win BET Awards

The BET Awards took place last night at the Shrine Auditorium in LA and Nigeria's Tuface Idibia and D'Banj won Best International Act For Africa. It was a tie between them. Other nominees for the category were: Fally Ipupa (Congo DR)  D-Black (Ghana), Angelique Kidjo (Benin), and Teargas (South Africa).
Big congrats to them. But why a tie? Why not one or the other? What do you guys think of this?  Who would you give best dressed?

Sunday, 26 June 2011

D'Banj, Tuface at 2011 Pre-BET Awards Party in LA

                                 Cecil Hammond, Fally Ipupa, Trey Songz and D'Banj
                                      2face, Fally, Tiwa Savage and D'Banj

Pictures from the 2011 pre-BET awards party that took place in LA yesterday

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Miss Taraba, Sylvia Nduka, is the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2011

Most Beautiful Girl In Nigeria 2011 is Sylvia Nduka, a University of Lagos Accountancy undergraduate from Anambra State. Apart from the title, Sylvia also won N3m cash prize and a brand new Hyundai car.

Friday, 24 June 2011

Italy calls it quit on Libyan war

Italy's call for immediate halt of Libya war hits NATO

Three months after NATO first bombed government targets in Libya on March 21, one of the top three powers driving the coalition's anti-Qaddafi campaign, has had enough. Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini called for an immediate halt in hostilities in Libya "to allow humanitarian aid to reach civilians in the country." Following his announcement to the lower house of parliament in Rome, the government won a confidence vote over a package of tax cuts and an end to Italy's involvement in the NATO-led military campaign in Libya.

Military sources report that since 90 per cent of NATO's air strikes and operations for enforcing a no-fly zone come from bases and command centers in Italy, Rome's pullout badly jolts the entire war effort against the Libyan ruler Muammar Qaddafi. France may decide to carry on its air strikes from the French aircraft carrier the Charles de Gaulle and Britain from its air bases in Cyprus. But the operation will be seriously hampered and its prospects of victory against the Qaddafi regime undermined. The only chance of success would depend on US President Barack Obama overruling the Italian decision and restoring the United States to full participation in the coalition's military assault by operations similar to its Tomahawk missile and air bombardment in the first two weeks of the campaign. However, the White House, already facing overwhelming congressional opposition to any US military involvement in the Libya, would never get its expansion past this wall of resistance.

Berlusconi viewed as unhealthy the combination of the euro zone's decline and the receding prospects of a coalition victory in Libya. The only way to save the country from being sucked into deep economic distress, he calculated, was to pull out of the war on Qaddafi and restore Rome's pre-war economic ties with his regime. Italy must now help repair Libya's damaged oil industry, the source of a third of its energy needs before the war and get its fuel exports back on track. The Berlusconi government survived a no-confidence vote Wednesday, June 22, only by the offer of a package of tax cuts and Italy's withdrawal from the Libya war.  After giving up on the Benghazi-based rebels' competence to get their act together and set up viable institutions of government - at least in the areas under their control - the Italian prime minister decided that mending his fences with Muammar Qaddafi was the better option

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Three Russian designers of Iran's nuclear plant die in plane crash.

The three Russian nuclear scientists who planned, designed, built and put into operation Iran's first nuclear reactor at Bushehr this year, died Tuesday night, June 20, when a Rusaero flight from Moscow to Petrozavodsk in northwest Russia crashed. They were among the 44 passengers who were killed. Their loss is a severe blow to Russia's atomic reactor industry as well as its nuclear program as a whole, since the three, Sergey Ryzhov, Gennady Banuyk and Nikolay Trunov, specialized in running installations in tandem and synchronizing various systems.

The Russian company OKB Gidropress, Moscow, which employed them as chief planners of nuclear plants, is proud of having sold reactors to five countries including Iran. The authorities have ordered an investigation to find out why all three senior nuclear scientists were aboard the same airliner in violation of Russian security regulations which prohibit more than one high-ranking politician, military figure or executive of a sensitive industry taking the same flight.

New report ranks Nigeria the 14th most failed state in the world.

Nigeria has once again been ranked the 14th most failed state in the world; only better than Somalia, Sudan, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan, Central African, Iraq, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea, Pakistan, and Yemen.

The is according to the seventh annual Failed States Index report 2011 ranking by Fund for Peace, an American independent non-profit research and educational organization that works to prevent violent conflicts and promote sustainable security in the world.

Nigeria maintains its same position as that of last year. 

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

War fever in Syria

War fever in and around Syria after Syrian President Bashar Assad’s speech Monday, June 20, sparked riots by disappointed protesters in Damascus and Latakia.

Military sources checked reports from Cypriot aviation sources that Syria had closed its airspace to civilian traffic and found its skies were still open. According to other sources, some Iranian, Turkish military helicopters are infiltrating northern Syria on reconnaissance missions.

Arab sources report NATO is planning to fly extra troops from Spanish and Germany bases to the Izmir Air base in western Turkey to expand the current number of 400. Damascus accuses Turkey of seeking to seize Syrian territory on the pretext of providing a buffer zone for Syrian refugees.

Forbes: The Highest Paid African Soccer Players

Based solely on their annual salaries, these are the highest-paid African soccer players:

Yaya Toure
Country of citizenship: Ivory Coast
Club: Manchester City
Annual salary: $13.5 million

Samuel Eto’o
Country of citizenship: Cameroon
Club: Inter Milan
Annual salary:  $12 million

Emmanuel Adebayor
Country of citizenship: Togo
Club: Manchester City
Annual salary: $12 million

Kolo Toure
Country of citizenship: Ivory Coast
Club: Manchester City
Annual salary: $10.3 million

Frederic Kanoute
Country of citizenship: Mali
Club: Sevilla FC
Annual salary: $8.6 million

Didier Drogba
Country of citizenship: Ivory Coast
Club: Chelsea
Annual salary: $8 million

John Mikel Obi
Country of citizenship: Nigeria
Club: Chelsea
Annual salary: $5,800,000

Michael Essien
Country of citizenship: Ghana
Club: Chelsea
Annual salary: $5,500,000

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Happy Fathers Day: Peter Okoye of Psquare steps out with son

Truly there is joy in fatherhood. See how father and son are happy...

Nigerian greatest footballer of all time.

It's a list compiled by Super Sports. Check it out and tell us if you agree with them or not.

1. Nwankwo Kanu
2. Austin Okocha
3. Sunday Oliseh
4. Rashidi Yekini
5. Segun Odegbami
6. Stephen Keshi
7. Emmanuel Amuneke
8. Finidi George
9. Christian Chukwu
10. Muda lawal
11. Peter Rufai
12. Daniel Amokachi
13. Taribo West
14. Uche Okechukwu
15. Teslim “Thunder”Balogun
16. Victor Ikpeba
17. Samson Siasia
18. Adokiye Amiesimaka
19. Vincent Enyeama
20. Celestine Babayaro
21. Thomson Usiyan
22. Taiye ‘Taiwo
23. Henry Nwosu
24. Emmanuel Okala
25. Felix Owolabi
26. Haruna Ilerika
27. Joseph Yobo
28. Aloysius Atuegbu
29. Richard Owubokiri
30. Elkanah Onyeali
31. Patrick Ekeji
32. Best Ogedengbe
33. Bright Omokaro
34. Peter Anieke
35. Yisa Shofoluwe
36. Ben Iroha
37. Julius Aghahowa
38. Osaze Odemwingie
39. Albert Onyeawuna
40. Augustine Eguavoen
41. Yisa Shofoluwe
42. Obafemi Martins
43. Yakubu Aiyegbeni
44. Tijani Babangida
45. Tony Igwe
46. John Obi Mikel
47. Sam Garba Okoye
48. Friday Okoh
49. Etim Esin
50. Dan Anyiam

Do you agree that Kanu Nwankwo is the greatest Nigerian footballer of all time?

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Star of David OR Star of Lucifer?

Star of David = Star of Moloch = 6 sides, 6 angles, 6 points = 666 = The Mark of the Beast
To this day, the star of the god Remphan or Kaiwan or Chiun stands on the Israeli flag as the star of David which it is not. It and the crescent moon stand on the flag of Islam also, symbolizing the morning star of the planet which is the god of this world (2Cor. 4:4).  A hexagram is made of two triangles, one superimposed on the other. This is used in magic to master spirits. The hexagram's two triangles, one pointing up and one pointing down, combine ABOVE and BELOW, and so it is a symbol of man as God. It is used in SATANIC OCCULTS because it combines male (THE TRIANGLE POINTING UP) and the female (THE ONE POINTING DOWN). These triangles are the symbols for FIRE and WATER.

The Star of David, the Pentegram, has 6 sides, 6 angles and 6 points. Seeing the Exodus as a spiritual experience of our spiritual fathers, or as a pattern for worship and community (commune), or restoring the Jubilee which was always for the atonement or restoring Levitical singers and musicians is an end-time rejection of Christ's finished work as our 'central story.

Why does the Israeli flag have the Star of Moloch on it?
The hexagram was brought to the Jewish people by Solomon when he turned to witchcraft and idolatry after his marriage to Pharaoh's daughter in 922B.C. It became known as the Seal of Solomon in Egyptian magic and witchcraft. David had absolutely nothing to do with the hexagram and that star most certainly did not, in any way, represent God's people. Solomon gave himself up to satanic worship and built altars to Ashtoreth and Moloch (Saturn).

The hexagram faded from Jewish usage for 2,600 years. Then in the 1800’s, in Germany, it was adopted by Mayer Rothchild to mark his house (whose house later founded the modern state of Israel).  The six pointed star was used as the Rothchild coat of arms. It is difficult to pin down the date at which the six pointed hexagram star became known as the so-called Star of David. In fact the earliest Jewish application of the symbol outside the Rothchild banking and financial empire is 1873. That was the year that the Magen David was adopted as a Jewish device by the American Jewish Publication Society. It is not even mentioned in the rabbinic literature searches. Other than that fact, no one seems to know when or how the Occult or Satanic star, became the Star of David. What should a Christian or observant Jew have to do with this symbol, NOTHING, absolutely NOTHING. Keep the symbol out of your house. The evidence is overwhelming that it is a cursed symbol which may give demonic ground or license. The hexagram has remained in use within the occult and is prominent in the rituals and worship of Druids, Freemasons, Astrology, New Age, and Wicca. Witches often have this hexagram symbol, of the so-called Star of David, tattooed on the abdomens or palms of witchcraft initiates.

The so-called Star of David is essentially a hexagram, nothing more, nothing less. There is no Biblical or Jewish evidence that traces this ancient occult symbol with King David of Israel. However, there is evidence that it was used by King Solomon, after he turned to pagan gods and the occult, late in his life. It is a very sobering thought and strong case against OSAS that Solomon’s soul would end up in hell. Here is a man to whom God appeared twice, whose father was King David, who was used by God to write so much scripture, Proverbs, Song of Solomon, and Ecclesiastes.

I Kings 11:4-9 For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, [that] his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as [was] the heart of David his father. For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites. And Solomon did evil in the sight of the LORD, and went not fully after the LORD, as [did] David his father. Then did Solomon build an high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill that [is] before Jerusalem, and for Molech, the abomination of the children of Ammon. And the LORD was angry with Solomon, because his heart was turned from the LORD God of Israel, which had appeared unto him twice.

PS: The great goal of freemasonry is to rebuild Solomon’s temple – The OCCULT ONE and NOT THE HOLY ONE and once that is done, the end shall follow. Be smart people!!!

Friday, 17 June 2011

President Jonathan Assures Justice On Police HQ bombing

Dear countrymen and women, this is not a time for too many words, however, let me say that the unfortunate event that occurred yesterday in Abuja is a turning point. About two months ago, I addressed the nation and said "enough is enough". I meant what I said and the Federal Government will with level headedness but urgent priority take appropriate steps to bring justice to those behind the dastardly attack. I promised an era of transformation and I will not waver in that commitment nor allow any force hamper that resolve to bring about those positive changes that the common man in Nigeria desires and has patiently waited for.

I commiserate with the families of the victims and assure them that justice will be done and that their loved ones did not die in vain.
Finally, let me say that EVERYTHING that needs to be done to fish out the masterminds of the recent bombings will be done. Goodluck Ebere Jonathan

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Police Head Quarters Bombed in Abuja

The Police Headquarter, Louis Edet house, Abuja - Nigeria, was hit by a bomb today at about 10:50am. Not much details at the moment but the boko haram Islamic sect of Northern Nigeria has claimed responsibilities for the attack. Also the number of casualties is not yet clear. More details coming.... I pray God saves Nigeria from the north's Islamic fundamentalist.

Dec 21st, 2011, End of the World? = Fallacy !

Apparently, the world is going to end on December 21st, 2012. Yes, you read correctly, in some way,shape or form, the Earth (or at least a large portion of humans on the planet) will cease to exist. Stop planning yourcareers, don’t bother buying a house, and be sure to spend the last years of your life doing something you always wanted to do but never had the time. Now you have the time, four years of time, to enjoy yourselves before… the end.  So what is all this crazy talk? We’ve all heard these doomsday predictions before, we’re still here, and the planet is still here, why is 2012 so important? Well, the Mayan calendar stops at the end of the year 2012, churning up all sorts of religious, scientific, astrological and historic reasons why this calendar foretells the end of life as we know it. The Mayan Prophecy is gaining strength and appears to be worrying people in all areas of society. Forget Nostradamus, forget the Y2K bug, forget the credit crunch, this event is predicted to be huge and many wholeheartedly believe this is going to happen for real. Planet X could even be making a comeback.

The Mayan Calendar
So what is the Mayan Calendar? The calendar was constructed by an advanced civilization called the Mayans around 250-900 AD. Evidence for the Maya empire stretches around most parts of the southern states of Mexico and reaches down to the current geological locations of Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador and some of Honduras. The people living in Mayan society exhibited very advanced written skills and had an amazing ability when constructing cities and urban planning. The Mayans are probably most famous for their pyramids and other intricate and grand buildings. The people of Maya had a huge impact on Central American culture, not just within their civilization, but with other indigenous populations in the region. Significant numbers of Mayans still live today, continuing their age-old traditions.
The Mayans used many different calendars and viewed time as a meshing of spiritual cycles. While the calendars had practical uses, such as social, agricultural, commercial and administrative tasks, there was a very heavy religious elements. Each day had a patron spirit, signifying that each day had specific use. This contrasts greatly with our modern Gregorian calendar which primarily sets the administrative, social and economic dates.

Most of the Mayan calendars were short. The Tzolk’in calendar lasted for 260 days and the Haab’ approximated the solar year of 365 days. The Mayans then combined both the Tzolk’in and the Haab’ to form the “Calendar Round”, a cycle lasting 52 Haab’s (around 52 years, or the approximate length of a generation). Within the Calendar Round were the trecena (13 day cycle) and the veintena (20 day cycle). Obviously, this system would only be of use when considering the 18,980 unique days over the course of 52 years. In addition to these systems, the Mayans also had the “Venus Cycle”. Being keen and highly accurate astronomers they formed a calendar based on the location of Venus in the night sky. It’s also possible they did the same with the other planets in the Solar System. Using the Calendar Round is great if you simply wanted to remember the date of your birthday or significant religious periods, but what about recording history? There was no way to record a date older than 52 years.

The end of the Long Count = the end of the Earth?
The Mayans had a solution. Using an innovative method, they were able to expand on the 52 year Calendar Round. Up to this point, the Mayan Calendar may have sounded a little archaic – after all, it was possibly based on religious belief, the menstrual cycle, mathematical calculations using the numbers 13 and 20 as the base units and a heavy mix of astrological myth. The only principal correlation with the modern calendar is the Haab’ that recognised there were 365 days in one solar year (it’s not clear whether the Mayans accounted for leap years). The answer to a longer calendar could be found in the “Long Count”, a calendar lasting 5126 years. I’m personally very impressed with this dating system. For starters, it is numerically predictable and it can accurately pinpoint historical dates. However, it depends on a base unit of 20 (where modern calendars use a base unit of 10). So how does this work?

The base year for the Mayan Long Count starts at “″. Each zero goes from 0-19 and each represent a tally of Mayan days. So, for example, the first day in the Long Count is denoted as On the 19th day we’ll have, on the 20th day it goes up one level and we’ll have This count continues until (about one year), (about 20 years) and (about 400 years). Therefore, if I pick an arbitrary date of, this represents the Mayan date of approximately 1012 years, 7 months and 1 day. This is all very interesting, but what has this got to do with the end of the world? The Mayan Prophecy is wholly based on the assumption that something bad is going to happen when the Mayan Long Count calendar runs out. Experts are divided as to when the Long Count ends, but as the Maya used the numbers of 13 and 20 at the root of their numerical systems, the last day could occur on When does this happen? Well, represents 5126 years and the Long Count started on, which corresponds to the modern date of August 11th 3114 BC. Have you seen the problem yet? The Mayan Long Count ends 5126 years later on December 21st, 2012.

When something ends (even something as innocent as an ancient calendar), people seem to think up the most extreme possibilities for the end of civilization as we know it. A brief scan of the internet will pull up the most popular to some very weird ways that we will, with little logical thought, be wiped off the face of the planet. Archaeologists and mythologists on the other hand believe that the Mayans predicted an age of enlightenment when comes around; there isn’t actually much evidence to suggest doomsday will strike. If anything, the Mayans predict a religious miracle, not anything sinister. Myths are abound and seem to be fuelling movie storylines. It looks like the new Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is even based around the Mayan myth that 13 crystal skulls can save humanity from certain doom. This myth says that if the 13 ancient skulls are not brought together at the right time, the Earth will be kncoked off its axis. This might be a great plotline for blockbuster movies, but it also highlights the hype that can be stirred, lighting up religious, scientific and not-so-scientific ideas that the world is doomed,

Some of the most popular space-based threats to the Earth and mankind focus on Planet X wiping most life off the planet, meteorite impacts, black holes, killer solar flares, Gamma Ray Bursts from star systems, a rapid ice age and a polar (magnetic) shift. There is so much evidence against these things happening in 2012, it’s shocking just how much of a following they have generated. Each of the above “threats” needs their own devoted article as to why there is no hard evidence to support the hype.
But the fact remains, the Mayan Doomsday Prophecy is purely based on a calendar which we believe hasn’t been designed to calculate dates beyond 2012. Mayan archaeo-astronomers are even in debate as to whether the Long Count is designed to be reset to after, or whether the calendar simply continues to (approximately 8000 AD) and then reset. As Karl Kruszelnicki brilliantly writes:
…when a calendar comes to the end of a cycle, it just rolls over into the next cycle. In our Western society, every year 31 December is followed, not by the End of the World, but by 1 January. So in the Mayan calendar will be followed by – or good-ol’ 22 December 2012, with only a few shopping days left to Christmas.” – Excerpt from Dr Karl’s “Great Moments in Science“.

World's longest finger nail

Isn't this amazing? what is this dude doing with all this finger nails???? I wonder how long he has been growing them..lolz

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Adebayo Ogunlesi, The Nigerian That Bought Britains Gatwick Airport

Adebayo Ogunlesi, 57, fondly called Bayo by colleagues and friends, is the Chairman and Managing Partner, Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), an independent investment fund based in New York City, United States. Bayo, who has presided over a great number of multi-billion dollar deals, recently added the acquisition of Gatwick Airport, London, United Kingdom to its many achievements in the business circle. SEYI GESINDE reports.

Adebayo Ogunlesi, a Nigerian businessman,  born 1953, sits atop a $5.64 billion joint venture, Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), whose founding partners are Credit Suisse and General Electric, based in New York, United States, where he holds the position of Chairman and Managing Partner. GIP is a long-term investor that aims to achieve fully transparent superior returns in businesses. Being an independent venture, the company invests in infrastructure assets worldwide and works in partnership with the public sector and other stakeholders to improve infrastructure for the community.

Its major interests are in power, transport, oil and gas, water and waste. GIP capitalises on its global capability to facilitate its projects and applies industrial best practice to enhance operating efficiency with major interest. One of its major acquisitions is London’s Gatwick airport. The journey to the acquisition of London’s Gatwick airport by GIP began in September, 2008, when British Airways Aircraft (BAA) announced its plan to sell the airfield. Subsequently, GIP’s founding partners, Credit Suisse and General Electric paid £1.46bn for Gatwick, with a further £55m linked to future passenger numbers and the buyer’s capital structure. The aim of GIP in acquiring the airport according to its owners, was to upgrade and modernise the airport after airlines who operate in the United Kingdom (UK) warned they would not tolerate a lack of investment in the Sussex site and welcomed the “break up of the BAA airport monopoly.” This deal, championed by a Nigerian represents a discount to Gatwick’s Regulated Asset Base (RAB), is expected to rise above £1.6 million, and helped BAA to pay down £1bn of debt due in March 2010 and £1bn due in 2011. GIP is expected to focus on improving the speed of security and check-in at the airport, but said it will unveil its investment plans when the deal is completed.

Ogunlesi, before rising to become the Chairman and Managing Partner of GIP, was the Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Client Officer of Credit Suisse’s Investment Banking Division with senior responsibility for Credit Suisse’s corporate and sovereign investment banking clients. For two years, 2002 to 2004, he was Head of Credit Suisse’s Global Investment Banking Department, responsible for worldwide capital markets (debt and equity), mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and advisory, industry, country and regional banking businesses. Prior to that period, he had been the Head of Global Power, Utilities and Project Finance in 1994, and from 1997-2002, served as Head of the Global Energy Group (power, utilities, oil and gas, chemicals, mining and project finance).

Ogunlesi as a child did not take after his father, a Professor of Medicine. Rather, he opted for Philosophy, politics and Economics. After graduation, for some time, he worked as an investment banker, and had also worked as an attorney with the New York law firm of Cravath, Swaine and Moore after securing a degree in Law at Havard University. From 1980 to 1981, he served as a Law Clerk to the Honourable Thurgood Marshall, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Since he joined Credit Suisse in 1983, Ogunlesi has advised clients on strategic transactions and financings in a broad range of industries and has worked on transactions in North and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Before travelling abroad in the early 70s, Ogunlesi had his basic and secondary education in Nigeria. He attended the prestigious King’s College Lagos, Nigeria after which he left for the United Kingdom (UK) for his university education. He got admitted to Oxford University, UK, where he graduated with first class honours in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. After graduating with a first class degree, Ogunlesi went back to study Law and Business at  Harvard University in the United States, as one of three foreign students in his class, though the school did not usually admit students who had been born and educated outside the United States at the time.

At Harvard, Ogunlesi and W. Randy Eaddy became the first two editors of African descent to serve together on the prestigious Harvard Law Review, and also holds a degree in Law and Business at Harvard University in the United States. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar Association, a lecturer at Harvard Law School and the Yale School of Organisation and Management, where he teaches a course on transnational investment projects in emerging countries. For his practical hard-headed intelligence and contributions to community development, Ogunlesi has been presented with the New York’s Excellence Award, and the US popular Time Magazine’s 2002 Global Influential list, Ogunlesi was named among the 15 most-promising young executives in US, while Fortune ranked him as the Seventh Most Powerful Black Executive in the United States

Monday, 13 June 2011

What you don't know about the olympics

London is getting ready for the 2012 Summer Olympics and the Olympic torch relay will begin on May 18th 2012. This ceremonial event, where people from all walks of life carry the Olympic torch across the host country, is particularly symbolic to those who began this Olympic traditions.

In Greek mythology, the original “torch-bearer” was Prometheus, the Titan, also known as Lucifer, who stole fire from the gods in order to give it to humanity. Fire was considered by ancients as being a tiny spark of the sun, which was considered to be the physical manifestation of deity in sun god worship. By bringing fire to mankind, Prometheus has therefore enabled humans to partake in “all things divine” and even allowed them to aspire to become gods themselves. For this reason, Prometheus is particularly revered in secret societies, as his myth is the ultimate representation of the philosophy and the goals of mystery schools: ascension towards divinity and immortality through man’s own means.

                                                        Prometheus carrying the torch

In esoteric teachings, the act of “carrying the torch” is symbolic of man’s awareness of his own “divine spark” and represents his aspiration to become “one of the gods”. This is, in a nutshell, the core philosophy of the world’s elite, which is heavily influenced by the hermetic teachings of Freemasonry, Rosicrucianism and Illuminism. For this reason, Prometheus’ Torch of Illumination is often found in the occult elite’s symbolism.

Prometheus Fountain at the Rockefeller Center (USA). Behind the fountain is written: “Prometheus, teacher in every art, brought the fire that hath proved to mortals a means to mighty ends.”

Probably the most famous torch bearer in the world, the Statue of Liberty was given to the United States by French Grand Orient Temple Freemasons.

A hand carrying a torch at the top of the pyramid atop the Los Angeles Central Library

The myth of Prometheus is, in many ways, similar to the myth of Lucifer – whose name is Latin for “Light Bearer”. Since Lucifer fell from Heaven to the earthly realm – bringing with him “the light of Illumination” – he is considered in occult schools to be the Bringer of Light, of the Morning Star, of intellectualism and of enlightenment. Since the Torch of Enlightenment is the main symbol representing the elite’s philosophy, is it surprising to find it prominently featured in a ritual opening the world’s grandest sporting event?

In the olympics

The first Olympic torch relay
The first relaying of the Olympic torch was held at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, during the Nazi Regime. Despite the fact that Hitler banned Masonic organizations from Germany (he identified them as servants of the Jews), his regime was nevertheless inspired and deeply steeped in by secret societies. He had a great respect for the symbolism and the constitution of secret societies.

“All the supposed abominations, the skeletons and death’s heads, the coffins and the mysteries, are mere bogeys for children. But there is one dangerous element and that is the element I have copied from them. They form a sort of priestly nobility. They have developed an esoteric doctrine not merely formulated, but imparted through the symbols and mysteries in degrees of initiation. The hierarchical organization and the initiation through symbolic rites, that is to say, without bothering the brain but by working on the imagination through magic and the symbols of a cult, all this has a dangerous element, and the element I have taken over. Don’t you see that our party must be of this character…? An Order, that is what it has to be — an Order, the hierarchial Order of a secular priesthood… Ourselves or the Freemasons or the Church — there is room for one of the three and no more… We are the strongest of the three and shall get rid of the other two.”
Hermann Rauschning, “Hitler Speaks”

The Nazi Party was heavily influenced by Germanic mysticism. Several members of the Party were part of the Thule Society – an occult secret society based in Munich. Despite its outward differences with other secret societies such as Freemasonry, in the end of the day, when all is said and done, all of the inner-most teachings of these society are pretty much the same.

Since “occult minds think alike” the torch relay became part of the Olympic tradition. So, every two years, entire countries gather and celebrate the passing of Prometheus torch, which  can only be lit by the ultimate source: the sun – symbol of the deity.

Since most people who assist to these torch relays – including the torch carriers themsevles- know nothing about the occult meaning of the event, the carrying of the Olympic torch remains a stunning example of the elite’s rituals and philosophy being celebrated in front of a dumbfounded crowd. Clapping for and cheering their local light-bearing Lucifer, the masses celebrate, once again, the extent of their own ignorance.

So be wise people, symbols rule the world not words nor laws.

Friday, 10 June 2011

The Automatic Millionaire

The secret to building wealth by becoming an automatic millionaire is to make sure that you always pay yourself first. The most important financial habit that you can develop is paying yourself first. Once you make the decision to stick with it, you will be glad you did.

Just what is meant by paying yourself first? Paying yourself first simply means that for every dollar that you gain the first person to benefit from it is you. If everyone who wanted to become financially free practiced paying himself or herself first, lives all over the world would change for good.

The best way to ensure that you are paying yourself first is to open up your own savings account for retirement. Starting a retirement account may seem like the slowest and most boring way to accumulate wealth, but it really works.

For someone who normally works forty hours a week, the formula to retire as middle class is to save one hour’s pay every day for the rest of your life. If middle class is not good enough for you, you need to focus on saving a little more than one-hour’s pay per day. To retire wealthy, you need to save a minimum of two and a half hour’s pay every day. For many, this means working overtime week after week or investing in additional work at home.

For example, imagine an employee who makes about N25 per hour. If he or she saves an hour’s pay five days a week, fifty weeks every year, they will save N6,250 every year. Depending on the interest rate you get with your savings account, in forty years you could accumulate between N700,000 and N3,000,000.
You must begin saving money as soon as you enter the work force, especially if you have hopes to retire early. In addition, it is important to search for the best interest rates you can find in order to grow your wealth   to the fullest.

Thus, learn how to save a portion of every income that comes your way, it's the secret to becoming financially independent.

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Meet Mr Ugly, Zimbabwe

Wonders shall never  So apparently there's a pageant in Zimbabwe called Mr. Ugly. And every year, contestants come out in their hundreds to win the title. This year's pageant which took place sometime last month May and was won by Austin Mbewe, 30, pictured above with his runners-up. After winning the title, Austin told a Zimbabwean Newspaper, "I have been a subject of ridicule from society since childhood and the world has seen that there is a beautiful side to my ugliness."

The organizer of the pageant is a Zimbabwean man called Lovemore Chonzi with endorsed from Zimbabwe Tourism Authority.

Kanye West finally signs D'banj & Don jazzy to his G.O.O.D music record label

It seems Kanye West has finally signed D'Banj and Don Jazzy to his G.O.O.D (Getting Out Our Dreams) Music label.

Don Jazzy tweeted this morning. "Thanks for ur love and prayers always. Now we can hear IDJA (Its Don Jazzy again) from the world's finest Stars. Thanks again, it's Naija"

Dbanj also tweeted this morning. "Just like yesterday myself and my brother did Tongolo. 7yrs later Mo'
Hits signs with Good Music. Best birthday gift ever. God thank u"

Wikipedia has already added D'Banj's name on the list of G.O.O.D music signed artistes which includes Kid Cudi, Common and John Legend.

Big up bro, keep the flag flying

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

The Berbers, the original inhabitants of North Africa before the Arab conquest

Way before the era of christianity and islam, an ancient people of black African tribe has been said to occupy the north African region which is now predominantly occupied  by the Arab/Turk invaders as there home country. The territory of the berbers stretched from Egypt down to Morrocco and this group of black African tribe are known as the Berbers.

The Berber people are indigenous, ethnic group, speaking the Berber language, a branch of the Afro-Asiatic language. The Berbers are estimated between 14 to 25 millions. They inhabit many countries stretching all the way from the Canary Island to Egypt and from the Mediterranean coast to the Niger River. Berbers are predominantly Sunni Muslims, majority following the Maliki "madhhab". Sufism is common in the western areas, but less in the east. Before their conversion to Islam, the majority of Berbers were Jews or Christians.

Generally speaking, some genetic evidence indicates that most northwest African Arabs are from Berber origin. Berbers live in Morocco comprise an estimate of 35%- 80% of the population, while in Algeria, Libya and Tunisia, Berbers are about 15%-33% of the population. Berber groups such as the Kabyles of northern Algeria, are approximately 4 million and who have kept their original language and culture. Another group is Chleuh of south Morocco, with a population of 8 million. Other groups include Tuareg of the Sahara, the Riffian of north Morocco, and the Chaouia of Algeria. There are also about 3 million Berber immigrants in Europe. Some inhabitants of the Canary Islands are also considered Berber.

The Berber community has lived in North Africa since ancient time. Several ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman records mention them. Berber groups are mentioned by the ancient Egyptians during the Pre-dynastic Period and during the New Kingdom. Some Egyptologists think that the Egyptians were ruled by Berbers, who founded the 22nd Dynasty. Over time, North Africa was hit by several invaders, such as: Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Ottomans, and the French. Most of them have influenced the Berber community.

Between 642 and 669, the Arabs sent their first military expeditions into the Maghrib, which resulted in the spread of Islam. The Umayyads dynasty recognized the strategic importance of controlling the Mediterranean. By 711, the Umayyad forces had invaded all of North Africa.
In 711 Tariq ibn Ziyad, the Berber governor of Tangier, Morocco crossed into Spain. Later Islamic Spain or Al Andalus, was under the leadership of the caliph of Damascus. Nevertheless, the largest group of Moors in Spain were mainly North African Berbers.

After gaining their independence in the 20th century, the countries of North Africa established Arabic as their official language, replacing French. As a result, most Berbers had to study and know Arabic, with no opportunity to use their own language at schools. North African states identified themselves as Arab nations, ignoring the existence and the culture of the Berbers. Political tensions have arisen between Berber groups and governments in North Africa during the past few decades, over linguistic and cultural issues. For example, giving children Berber names was prohibited in Morocco. In response to the demands of the Berbers, Morocco and Algeria modified their policies. Algeria defined itself in the constitution as an Arab, Berber, Muslim nation. Currently, in Algeria, Berber is a national language and is taught as a non-compulsory language in the Berber speaking areas. In Morocco, Berber is now taught as a compulsory language regardless the ethnicity.

Meet the black Queen of Britain and the Grandmother of all Europe's royalty

The real African ancestry of British royal family and Europe.

THE connection had been rumoured but never proved. The royal family has hidden credentials that make its members appropriate leaders of Britain's multicultural society. It has black and mixed-raced royal ancestors who have never been publicly acknowledged.

An American genealogist has established that Queen Charlotte, the wife of George III, was directly descended from the illegitimate son of an African mistress in the Portuguese royal house. Charlotte, then a 17-year-old German princess, arrived in England in September, 1761, and won public affection for her loyalty and devotion to the king even during his descent into madness. She bore him 15 children during a long and mainly happy marriage, but did not have the face of a classic European beauty.

Mario Valdes, a professional genealogist from Boston, Massachusetts, said: "People in the court noted her wide nose. Her personal physician, Baron Stockmar, said in his autobiography that she had a 'true mulatto (mixed race) face'. "Her African ancestry was certainly detectable and she wouldn't have looked as Helen Mirren depicted her in the film The Madness of King George."

Valdes has traced Charlotte's ancestry to the fifth king of Portugal, Afonso III, who had an illegitimate son with his Moorish mistress, Madalena Gil, in 1249. A small gene pool created by royal inbreeding perpetuated the physical African characteristics through the generations, he says.
"Many of the state portraits of Queen Charlotte demonstrate quite clearly her mixed-race ancestry," he said.
"Although she is chronologically distant from Afonso III and his mistress, there is a surprising genealogical proximity between the two women and six lines of descent can be traced between them. What also contributed to the perceptibility of her African heritage was the highly inbred pattern of princely German marriage alliances."

Afonso III's Portuguese descendants confirmed the connection. Duarte Nuno Souso Chichorro Marcao, 63, who lives in Lisbon and has spent years studying royal ancestry, said he was a distant cousin of the Queen.

Gil was the daughter of Madrem, the Moorish king of the Algarve capital, and met Afonso after he conquered the city, he said. "Their son, Martin Afonso de Sousa Chicorro, later married into the Portuguese aristocracy and I have traced his descendants to the British royal family."
The colour of Gil and her son would have been of little consequence in Portugal at the time, as interracial marriages were tolerated and even encouraged. Their descendants later married into the German royal family. David Williamson of Debrett's, the peerage guide, said there had long been rumours of Queen Charlotte's link with a black branch of the Portuguese royal family, but he had not been aware of the research showing a direct link. "There may have been a link because there is a lot of Moorish blood in the Portuguese royal family and it has diffused over the rest of Europe," he said. The royal family's black ancestry has been welcomed by race relations activists.

Valerie Mason-John, who has written a play about a black royal throw back titled Brown Girl in the Ring, said: "Most people are not aware that the royal family has this black heritage. It is not only fascinating but many people would want to know just how diverse their background is because they are seen by many as the model family. "The fact that there are black people in the royal family just shows how we are all interconnected. It means that they are a family that reflect both us and our heritage. The problem is that in the past there was a reluctance to acknowledge this heritage." Valdes has not been the first person to try to show an African link with the British royal family. In the 1950s the author Ian Moncreiffe published Blood Royal, which claimed a link between the Queen and Zaid, the Moorish wife of Alfonso VI of Castille. "The international pool of blood royal has always been so intermingled that ultimately it tends to become one everywhere," he wrote. A more recent African connection is that of Prince Philip's aunt, Nadja, who married George Mountbatten in 1916. Nadja was the great-granddaughter of the Russian poet Alexander Pushkin, who had black ancestry. Pushkin's great-grandfather was Ibrahim Petrovich Ganni bal, an Ethiopian who was given to Peter the Great as a gift. Gannibal was well treated and was sent to France for an education in civil and military engineering. After his return to Russia he was given the rank of general.

In 1868, Pushkin's daughter Natalie married Prince Nicholas of Nassau and her daughter Sophia married the Grand Duke Mikhail. In turn, their daughter Nadja married the 2nd Marquess of Milford Haven and helped to look after Philip, her nephew, after his parents had been expelled from Greece.

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Nigerian movie super star Ini Edo goes topless

Isn't this babe super hot? but why we Africans like copy copy?

The First Step to Financial Freedom


Especially when the economy is low as it has been in recent years, more and more people begin searching for fast ways to make a lot of money. Day in and day out you pay bill after bill, emergencies come up and repairs have to be made. Thirty or forty years later, you find yourself in the same place you have always been wondering what happened.

We all know that in order to become financially free we have to pay off our debt. All we have to do is focus on reducing and eventually eliminating any debt from our lives as quickly as possible.

All too often, people tell themselves that when the bills are paid, a few months or years from now, then they will save money and focus more on creating wealth. Unfortunately, as the years go by nothing seems to happen. They become frustrated and fail to get ahead.

If you really want to create wealth, you have to save a piece of every Naira that crosses your palm. Begin by opening a bank account that is not tied to any other accounts, payments, etc. Look for a savings account with the highest possible interest rate that you can find.

Save a minimum of ten percent of any income you receive no matter what. For example, if your cheque this week is  say, N500, put N50 in the savings account. If your grandmother sends you a cheque for N100 on your birthday, put N10 in your account. Times will come when you will only have a Naira or two to deposit, but you must commit to putting away that ten percent regardless. It is the easiest way to build wealth.

No matter what happens, do not take money out of your savings account until you reach your goal. If you owe N10,000 in debt and you are putting money back to pay it off, do not spend a dime of that money on anything else until that debt is paid. It will take a great deal of discipline, but it can be done.

Sean Rasmussen
Success Communicator
Aussie Internet Marketer © 2004 – 2011

Monday, 6 June 2011

Why Many People Will Never Be Financially Free

The next time you walk down the street, take a moment to notice all the people around you. Most of these people will never be financially free. The reason for this is that middle class people tend to invest the same as everyone else, but not everyone else is financially free.

Middle class living is not living financially free. If you invest like middle class, you will always be middle class, statistically speaking. If you want to become truly financially free, you need to alter the way you think and behave when it comes to investing if you plan to succeed.

All too often, people are duped into thinking that all you have to do to become financially free is go to school, get an education, find a job, save and invest. This is a good plan, but the way you go about doing these things is important to your ultimate success. For this reason, many people following such a plan are doomed to remain in the work field for sixty-five years or longer, retiring with just enough money to survive.

By quickly researching some of the most successful people around the world, you will see that these people did not invest like middle class citizens. In order to become financially free, you must invest like the wealthy do.

Take the time to research the strategies and methods that wealthy investors use. In fact, a great number of wealthy investors have written books to help you understand the methods that they used to gain their financial freedom.

If you lack the time it takes to read inspiring books, perhaps a course on investing would better suit you. Knowledge is crucial to becoming financially free. Invest in knowledge to separate yourself from middle class and get heading in the right direction toward financial freedom.


Bush or Obama?

Please take a closer look at this picture and tell me what you see. I hope it's not what i am

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Meet The Nigerian First Family

I'm pleased to introduce to the world the first Nigerian democratically elected president of south south origin and his wonderful family.  Here is a brief profile of him;

Goodluck Ebele Jonathan was born on November 20, 1957, in his hometown in Otuoke in Ogbia kingdom of Balyesa.

The paternal grandmother of this jolly good chap had a vision for her grandson. She called him Azikwe, in the hope that the illustrious name would leave a political imprint to glory on his impressionable mind, and lead him to repeat the exploits of the Great Zik of Africa. The Old woman did not hope in vain. Early in life, the lad marked himself apart from his peers. He was christened Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. Today,many years after he took up chalk and state, he holds a doctorate degree in Zoology and serves under President Umaru Yar’adua as the first Vice president of the Fedral Republic of Nigeria to emerge from the South-South geo-political zone in the 49-year of history of Nigeria.

Goodluck Jonathan began his primary education at St. Stephen’s Primary School (now State school,Otuoke) and later moved to St Michael’s Primary School, Oloibiri, where he completed his elementary education in 1969, atr the age of his 12 His leadership traits began to come up for reckoning in the course of his secondary school days. In 1973, while in form three, he was appointed class prefect and Secretary of the food committee and administrative body of hostel masters and senior students. He occupied that position up to form five. As the prime prefect of Masterson House,he soon assumed the exalted office of Chairman, Committee of Prefects. Like a gold fish, he could no longer hide. Certificate from the famous Mater Dei High School, Imiringi, passing out with a

Afterward, Goodluck Jonathan worked as a Preventive officer with the Department of Customs and Exercise, proud of his khaki uniform, his new rank, and the official pistol by his side, struck in its holster. 1977, he secured admission into the Department of Zoology, a pioneer student of the newly established University of PortHaccourt. After a studious tenure there, he bagged a Bachelor of Science degree in 1981, graduating with a second Class Honours (Upper Division).

Working Experience
As a corps member, Goodluck served Nigeria a devotedly as a humble classroom teacher at Iresi, at a community in Oyo State. At the end of the NYSC programme in 1982, the young man took up appointment as a classroom teacher under the auspices of the Rivers State Civil Service Commission, and began to a cultivate his independent minded spirit . Following his exceptional performance at the interview, he was promptly upgraded to the rank of Sciences inspector of Education in the ministry of Education.
But then, Goodluck Jonathan always knew that he had a bond with the academia that he couldn’t deny. Accordingly, in November 1983, he left the mainstream civil service for the Rivers State College of Education, Porthaccourt, where he picked up his chalk again, standing before the blackboard and drawing diagrams, content with his status as a lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences. He was elected as a Representative of Congress in the Senior Appointment s and Promotions Committee of the college. He performed his duties to great acclaim until he voluntarily resigned his appointment.

Given his dogged quest for knowledge, however, he propelled himself to obtain a Masters Degree in Hydro-Biology and Fisheries Biology in 1985, failed any terminal or semester examination. Ultimately, in 1995, after a long dream of academic fulfilment, he bagged his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Zoology from the University of Port Harcourt.

With the creation of the Oil minerals Producing Areas Development Commission, OMPADEC, in October 1992, Dr. Jonathan was called to serve as Assistant Director, Ecology, in March 1993 in the Directorate of Environmental Protection Sub-Department of the Commission. He performed creditably in that capacity, until he voluntarily left the services of the Commission in 1998.
The Genesis
Not much was known of him until in 1998 when he joined the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), and was picked as a running mate to the party’s gubernatorial standard bearer in Balysea State, Chief Diepreye Alamieysegha, and fortunately, they both got the mandate of the people. A close associate of his was once quoted to have said that ‘his ardent desire of going into politics was to actualize communal liberalism, growth, development, and general welfare of his people’’. Goodluck was so loyal to his boss Alamieysegha that the governor referred to him as his brother.
The good relationship between the duo deepened to the extent that Balysea state was then used as an example of a peaceful state As a result of his uncompromising loyalty, Jonathan was referred to as a weakling in some quarter.
His Emergence as Governor
On September 15, 2005, Alamieysegha was arrested by the London Metropolitan Police for an alleged money laundering and was made to stand trials. He jumped bail and returned to Nigeria on November 21, 2005 hoping that his immunity as a governor would cover him from been arrested, but it turned out to be incorrect calculation. Alamieysegha on his return was received by a riotous crowd, amid singing, drumming and dancing. Some people also took to the streets protesting for and against his escape. This cause no fewer than 1,000 riot police men and soldiers to be deployed to the state to avoid breakdown of law and order.
Alamieysegha was deceived by his overzealous aides who fed him with all sorts of unpleasant news about his deputy’s alleged gang up with the federal government to get him removed from his office.
A notice of impeachment was then served on Alamieysegha by lawmakers led by then Balysea House Speaker, Peremobowei Ebebi. After the investigations by a seven member committee headed by Port Harcourt based lawyer, Mr. David Serena Dokubo, Alamieysegha was removed and Lucky Goodluck inaugurated as the substantive governor of Balysea state.
Goodluck finished his first term and wanted a second, but some more connected politicians would not let him. They also wanted the seat. While all these were on, Goodluck maintained his calm, following the crisis gradually, and at last as fate had it, his opponents were flushed out and he got the party’s ticket to contests as the governorship post in Balysea 2007.

How he became Yar’dua’s running mate
In early, 2007, when all PDP faithful were gathered in Abuja and the party’s presidential candidate, Umaru Musa Yar’adua was saddled with the responsibility of nominating a vice, and was limited to just the South-South, he needed to go the heart of Niger Delta where the heat is, regarding the agitation for resource control. And there again Goodluck who was not among the aspirants from the zone and was not expecting to be picked, being contented with the governorship ticket of the party in the state, was picked.
‘’Luck, or best could this be described? This luck has smiled at him again. He never campaigned to be the governor of Balyesa State but it came. He never dreamed to be the Vice-president but he is, Really Goodluck is a man who waits for destiny. And this has shaped his life. He operated as if there are no politics going on around him at the presidential Villa, or anywhere else in the country.

The Good in Jonathan’s Luck
6th May, 2010, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has been sworn in as the new president of Federal Republic of Nigeria and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces and upon expiration of that tenure, he re-contested on the platform of PDP and emerge the winner of the April 2011 presidential election and has since been sworn in for a fresh 4 year term.

Is wealth the same thing as money?

What True Wealth Really Means

Too many a time, people tend to view me as a multi millionaire or the son of a multi millionaire when i introduce myself as Cypryan Wealth . They just tend to have this first impression of a "MONEY BAG GUY" when they hear my name. So i am taking my time to distinguish between these two different words. The question here is whether wealth is the same thing as money?

The word wealth has many different meanings, yet all are related somehow. Flip through a dictionary and you will discover that there is more than one way to define this term. If you were to talk to ten different people about wealth, you may be surprised to learn that they all have different answers to the question, “What does wealth mean to you?”

There is no right answer to the question. Any answer that you receive is nothing but a mere portion of what true wealth really means. True wealth is more than an abundance of worldly goods and financial stability.
More often than not, people associate wealth with money, yet these people are not seeing the whole picture. Even though financial freedom is a sure indicator of wealth, it is not all there is to having true wealth. As a matter of fact, if you were to measure true wealth only monetarily, you would be seriously misled. It is certainly true that money is important in this day and age, but many do not recognize that there are many other aspects to life that are equally essential to obtain true wealth.

In order to measure true wealth, you must take time into consideration. It is crucial that you understand the importance of both the quantity as well as the quality of your time on this Earth. All too often, we find ourselves preoccupied with the pursuit of money that we lose sight of all the other aspects of true wealth. Many people these days are so caught up with deadlines and schedules that few have time for their families let alone time to themselves.

Quality of life, good health and contentment are all important components of true wealth. Many, many people with shallow pockets are some of the most truly wealthy people you will find, simply because they know what wealth means to them and are certain they have it.

What's happening to fabolous?

Nigerian/US rapper Wale has been single for three years

Wale with Keri Hilson

"Been single for almost 3 years...its gotta be my this point I gotta take some responsibility..ha" The rapper wrote on twitter this morning

How does a guy with access to all those women stay single for three years? But being single doesn't mean he's not getting his. lol

Tuface Steps Out With Annie Macauley And Daughter

The event was the Tuface tribute concert, a Touch of Genius, which took place last weekend. Annie, who's been with Tuface for eleven years, was recently asked to describe her relationship with him and she said "We are still very close to each other. As you can see, I accompanied him to this event and we are sitting together. That tells you, we are still inseparable. After all, he is still the father of my daughter so what else do you expect to hear from me. But then again, we both have our own independent lives to live. He does what he wants to do with his life, while I’ll do what I want to do with my own life."

Still don't understand how this works.
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