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"Education Cannot Wait” By Dr Strive Masiyiwa

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New fund launched to support children and youth in emergencies

Did you know that 75 million of the world’s children and youth are missing out on school because of violent conflicts, natural disasters and health emergencies like Ebola?

I don’t need to tell you that people in such crises are more vulnerable to risk of abuse, human trafficking, extremism, and exploitation of many kinds. It’s a terrible situation and children are usually the worst affected.

How to Have a Great Day (Monday 29th May 2016)

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RHAPSODY OF REALITIES
**Faith Comes In The Word**
Monday 30th May .
Pastor Chris PhD

And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you (Luke 17:6).

Jesus emphasized that the smallest amount of faith can produce great results. Someone may say, "How am I sure I have faith, let alone little one?" The Bible says, "...God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith" (Romans 12:3). Notice that it says, "the measure of faith"; that means there's a definite measure for everybody.

Oba of Ajido Kingdom Coronation at Badagary..Photos

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Here come the AHOLU (OBA) SAHEED TEMITOPE ABIORO SEDONU ADAMSON

The Third Most Important Skill in Business (Part 2). By Dr Strive Masiyiwa

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__Presentation is extremely important.

In July 1997 I learned about a public tender for a GSM cellular license taking place in the southern African country of Botswana. I decided that we must submit a bid, even though I knew the competition would be fierce.

Having purchased the bid documents, I sat down with my team and carefully went through each page, line by line. We must have spent three days, working over 20 hours a day, reviewing this document which was not more than 50 pages long.

Governor Ambode Continues Tour of Local Government Areas

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Governor Ambode started an ‘on-the-spot assessment’ of ongoing projects in all Local Government Areas in the State today, Monday 16th May, 2016.

The Governor and his entourage including Commissioners and some Members of the Lagos House of Assembly visited some local Government Areas to examine the level of works in the areas visited.

Today, Governor Ambode and his entourage visited Ajeromi-Ifelodun, Apapa,

Lagos Vows to Deal with Land Grabbers

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The Lagos State government has reiterated its commitment to deal with land grabbers, popularly known in local parlance as “Omo Onile”, causing havoc and unrest in different part of the State by disposing legitimate land owners of their properties.

Speaking today at the Y2016 Ministerial Press Briefing of the Lagos State Government in commemoration of the first year in office of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre, Alausa, the state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem said the Government has set up a task force on the prohibition of land grabbers.

Lagos Now Officially An Oil Producing State- Ambode

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…Says feat opens new vista for revenue generation
…Receives management of Tunde Folawiyo Petroleum

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday declared that Lagos has officially joined the League of Oil Producing States in Nigeria following the discovery of crude oil by Tunde Folawiyo Petroleum Company Limited in Badagry, Lagos.
Governor Ambode who made the declaration when the management of the

The Third Most Important Skill in Business (Part 1). By Dr Strive Masiyiwa

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A few weeks ago I identified the most important skill in business as the ability to read. The second most important is the ability to count (work in numbers). I've also talked about this before. Now what is the third? It's the ability to sell!

This is a huge topic and one of my favorites: Every entrepreneur must be a good salesperson.  You must never stop selling, even if you're the richest man in the world.

I remember listening to Bill Gates one day talking passionately about one of the products from Microsoft.  I thought to

JAGABAN SPEAKS ON FUEL SUBSIDY REMOVAL...

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In a statement issued by his media office, the two-term governor of Lagos state, commended President Muhammadu Buhari for taking “a bold step”, telling Nigerians that “this pain is necessary”.

He said the new development will clear the rot in the petroleum sector, and push out “fake businessmen who became true billionaires over night”.

“We all want fuel at a cheaper price under the subsidy, we got the right price but not the fuel,” the statement read.

“One of These Days” may be too late. By Dr Strive Masiyiwa

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When I start some of my projects, I’m sure a few people think I’m really “way out there” as far as what seems possible in this world. “Too ambitious!”  “Impossible!” “You must be joking!?” Although I don’t know if many would say this to me, I expect they think it sometimes.

What about you? Do you sometimes have a great idea but, even before other people tell you, “No way! Not you!” you say those words to yourself?  Do you make the big mistake of stopping yourself in your own tracks even before you do your research? Even before you start putting real foundations under your business visions?

How to Have a Great Day (Sunday 8th May 2016)

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RHAPSODY OF REALITIES
**Don’t Lag In Zeal**
Sunday 8th May .
Pastor Chris PhD

Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord (Romans 12:11).

The Apostle Paul, in our opening verse, admonishes the Church on the right and proper attitude to maintain in serving the Lord. He says, “Don’t be slothful in business,” meaning that you shouldn’t lag in zeal, but fervent in spirit, serving the Lord. The word “fervent” as used in this context is translated from the Greek “zeó,” which means to boil with heat for liquids, and to glow with heat for solids. That means there’s a boiling in your spirit with the Word of God, and a glow on the outside. That means you’re on fire for God.

Headline News (Sunday 8th May 2016)

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SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
Fulani Herdsmen Attacks: Food Scarcity looms...as farmers’ desert farms
I tried to avert Nimbo massacre, says South-East Fulani leader ....my people didn’t kill Fulani people---Igwe of Nimbo
South-East on red alert Herdsmen obstruct Governor Okoroacha in Imo Husband kills pregnant wife, abandons corpse with children
Only a fool will blame Ojukwu for the Civil War—Colonel Iheanacho
Tiwa Savage: I’ll love to act in Movies
Odigie-Oyegun incompetent—APC Deputy Spokesman
Anisulowo: Kidnappers trailed me for 2 months

THIS DAY
Buhari Heads for Anti-graft Summit in

OCCUPYING MINDS: #NIGER DELTA MILITANTS...

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By Akpomejevwe Nyemachi Tedheke posts on Facebook

Every time a Crude Flow Station is Destroyed by Militants in the Niger Delta, The Environment is Damaged; Our Land is Polluted and Our Communities are subjected to more hardships...Let the Bombing Continue, who will lose?...The Government of PMB is dragging the Nigerian Economy away from Crude Oil; Lagos State has Joined the League of Oil Producing States and the Northern Part of Nigeria whose Reserves have been cynically suppressed over the years will begin production within the next months to two years. With time, We from the Niger Delta would have destroyed our Lands so much that future generation will curse us their Fathers and Mothers for killing their

Congratulations!!! Pep Guardian Winning 3 Straight League

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Congratulations to Pep Guardiola for winning a third successive Bundesliga title with FC Bayern München today. Fraud? No

YOUTH FORUM ENDORSED HON. IDRIS OLUWAFEMI RUFUS METONWANU!!!

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The youth have spoken.

Today May 7, 2016, Ajido Youth Forum unanimously passed a vote of confidence and endorsed Hon. Idris Oluwafemi Rufus Metonwanu as the youth's choice for the forthcoming Chairmanship election. We are the leaders of today not tomorrow!

This is in agreement with the new agenda of Lagos State APC to set a great pace by giving only the younger ones the chance to govern their various Local Government.

Read President Buhari's Full Address to Nigerians After Officially Signing the 2016 Budget Into Law

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Shortly after signing into law the 2016 National Budget, President Muhammadu Buhari, took a minute to appreciate Nigerians for their patience, toughness and resilience in an official address.

REMARKS BY PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI AT THE SIGNING OF THE 2016 APPROPRIATION BILL INTO LAW ON FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2016, ABUJA

1. It gives me great pleasure today to sign the first full-year budget of this administration into law. I thank the

Beware of Porn, Guns and Drugs. (By Dr Strive Masiyiwa)

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If a business opportunity looks too good to be true, it could be much worse than that!

A friend of mine in South Africa who is into "BEE deals" (as they call them over there, stands for Black Economic Empowerment), called me one morning, very excited:  "I have these American guys who want to sell us a company in one of the Caribbean Islands. It's a financial services business. It makes a lot of money. Can I bring them to see you?"

He's a dear friend so I acquiesced to his request. The Americans were smooth, sophisticated guys from Texas who made a

Three Ways To Become A Learning Machine

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I smile whenever I look at my university diploma hanging on the wall, because everything I learned then is no longer relevant now. Does it means that we should stop wasting all this energy, time and money on university? Not really: rather, as soon as we complete our “formal studies”, we need to become learning machines. I’ll rephrase it: we must become machines of continuous learning. We have no choice or we will be out of the game, left behind like cavemen after the Stone Age.

For a period of 25 years, as a HR executive, I began interviews with candidates by asking: “What have you learned in the last six-twelve months?”. Unprepared for this kind of question, many candidates weren’t able to answer: the interview was over.

How to Have a Great Day (Friday 6th May 2016)

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RHAPSODY OF REALITIES
**Challenges Are Your Opportunities**
Friday 6th May . Pastor Chris PhD

Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children...No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it (Hebrews 12:7-11 NIV).

The Bible says, “For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him...” (2 Chronicles 16:9). That means He’s watching and looking for opportunities to manifest His glory on your behalf. He never leaves you alone. He never lets you down. He’s

The Future is Here . . .

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#copied#lengthy but quite good.

In 1998, Kodak had 170,000 employees and sold 85% of all photo paper worldwide.

Within just a few years, their business model disappeared and they got bankrupt.

What happened to Kodak will happen in a lot of industries in the next 10 qyear - and most people don't see it coming. Did you think in 1998 that 3 years later you would never take pictures on paper film again?

Yet digital cameras were invented in 1975. The first ones only had 10,000 pixels, but