Thursday, 7 January 2016


Someone once said, “In the school of wisdom, everything is a teacher” – including the ants. 

A major challenge affecting the “school of enlightenment” had been not just what to learn, but who and who to learn from, what is the scope of our yearning for knowledge, how far are we willing to go to satisfy the appetite “to know”.
There are those who have narrowed their learning only to certain kinds of books, movies, associations, music, and a few others. Reasons being that there are certain kinds of information that one must not dabble with, no matter what. There is nothing wrong in doing this, but without carefulness some may have shut the door to much of what or whom to learn from, or they may have limited their embodiment of knowledge as against what they would have known.
Since the Holy book admonishes us at some point to “…go to the ant…” and learn, it signifies that there are quite a number of things we could observe and take advantage of, from areas, persons, and things not so considered to be virtuous of them. For example, is there anything one can learn from witches and demons? The very ready answer to this is “Not at all!” But think again, and read below, you might find what I discovered interesting – if it is not, again, it is just you.

I AM NOT A WITCH but understudying witches and demons I find something very very striking about them. And that is summed up in the word “TRY”.
The major assignments of witches and demons are to steal, kill and destroy; that is, to frustrate, scatter, and mar any effort or progress of good people. I discovered that these witches or demons hardly ever bow out without a TRY. They never considered anyone or anything UNTRY-ABLE. They tried God – Rev. 12:7, they tried Adam – Gen. 3:1 – 7, they tried Job – Job 1 – 42, and they even tried Jesus – Matt. 4: 1 – 11. There had never been a time when they doubted to the extent of giving up without a try. As a matter of fact, trying for them is a lifelong exercise that introduces them to NEW METHODS of doing OLD THINGS. I believe that is why they use the word “tempt” to describe their ordeal. “Tempt” is a verb coined out of the proper verb “attempt” which may mean the same thing as “to test” or “to try”. 

It matters little asking whether they succeed all the time or not, but one thing is of great importance here – they are always attempting or tempting or testing or better still, TRYING out what they know best in doing. I think that if we should practice the same kind of attempt, and trying out on all our good endeavors without giving up too easily, we might just begin to get better results in our engagements. I have fondly quoted that “things don’t work simply because they’re meant to work; they do simply because people believe it enough to TRY it out.” And in reverse; “things don’t fail because they’re meant to, but they do because people do not believe it enough to TRY it out.”
. In this year 2016, what do you want to do? Where would you like to be? When would you like to arrive at your destination? It all boils down to how much TRIAL you give to your engagement.

Like witches and demons, DON’ STOP TRYING!

Thursday, 3 December 2015


Words are so powerful that they could either lead to or mislead from our place of success. How and what we hear go a long way to not just determine our mood day to day, but also our overall accomplishments. Such simple statements as “You can make it” or “You will lose” sink deep into the heart [MIND] of the hearer and create a perspective that with certainly influence the result of any endeavor by and large.
There are so many notions we hold on to, guiding our daily activities. Quite a number of these notions are not absolutely correct. But we hardly do anything to ascertain that before believing or using them.

We are very familiar with the assertion – “EXPERIENCE IS THE BEST TEACHER”. It makes us believe that anyone with experience can actually teach better than the one who does not have it. The statement above sounds or appear to be true at face value.

But think again…

If this statement is really true, do we need to experience death before we know that “the wages of sin is death”? Must encounter failure before we know that if we don’t plan we would fail? This goes to mean that 1. Experience is not the best teacher. 2. In this present times, it is possible and better for one to know about something without experiencing it. KNOWLEDGE IS THE KEY.

The place of knowledge cannot be overemphasized. Knowledge is far better than experience. Experience is a form of knowledge but it is never ideal to know something through experience. As a matter of fact it is better to know about anything before attempting to experience it. Knowledge is what makes experience interesting.

In our society people believe that one needs to be successful before you teach or talk about success – experience. They want you to first have money before you begin to talk about financial intelligence – experience. They want your marriage to be successful before you can teach about marital bliss.

It is very wrong to think so. What if the person you want to learn success, financial intelligence, or marital bliss from had a bad or wrong experience? It means that you too would get it wrong as well. We must come to understand that EXPERIENCE DOES NOT MAKE PRINCIPLES CHANGE. Whether I experience it or not, there is no denying the fact that if one plans to succeed, and takes the required action, he will succeed in the end no matter what.

So rather than wait and learn from someone who has gotten the experience, why not go for the search of knowledge concerning our desired outcome. It is very possible that the person that is giving the information may not look like someone who is presently swimming in the information per se, but if you see that he is practicing what he is saying, or you cross reference the information and find it to be true then you can begin to practice.

Take an example from Jesus Christ, he never looked like whatever he preached. He never appeared as a king, he was not a millionaire, he had no farm, or any enterprise, he was not married, but he offered the best and evergreen information on these subject matter. And we believe him. If we do believe him, why then would we despise those who have information but are yet to have the experience.

I think if I have the knowledge of what would make people rich, great or happy, while I am practicing it, nothing stops me from sharing it to those who may want to follow the precepts as well. After all, I would have hindered a lot of people who would have learned from me on the way to success, from becoming successful until after my success.

The bottom line is that we should not despise knowledge wherever, and however it comes but let us process it, try it, and make it sure irrespective of the person or channel through which the information had come.


Tuesday, 1 December 2015


For “LACK OF KNOWLEDGE”, as the main crux of our national predicament, there are so many things we may never have a taste of, until…

For many years we have been called the LEADERS OF a TOMORROW that may never come. And all we have seen is a reshuffling of old and past leaders fronting themselves as Nigeria’s “Messiah”.
The debate on why the youths have not been able to find a proper place in leadership positions (Except for hand-tools and pawned position) in Nigeria has been one without fruitful consideration. While a lot of people believe that our so-called OLD and OUTDATED leaders have been very unfair to the youths as to oppressing them of their leadership position of the TODAY-Tomorrow, a notable question that one elderly concerned Nigerian asked was this;

 “Are the youths really ready?”

IF you are to respond to this question immediately, you would say ‘yes’. But think again; ARE WE REALLY READY?

The Nigerian youths must come the UNDERSTANDING that nothing of great value drops on your laps. The youths are expecting that ONE DAY the now leaders would call the youths together and hand over power to them. While that may never happen, we still will not win the war if we go on rampage, riot, or protest.

I try to imagine;
Would it have been impossible, during the past election, if a young vibrant candidate had vied for the presidential position knowing that 70 per cent of the Nigerian population are youths, and won. Again I ask, are we really ready…?

I try to imagine again;
Will it be impossible that between now and the next two elections, we begin to prepare ourselves to vote our own young leader in? I ask again, are we really ready…?

YOU CANNOT LEAVE ANYTHING TO CHANGE AND EXPECT A CHANGE. If we must take up this ‘LEADERS OF TOMORROW’ position, then we all must look forward to putting our hands on deck, making some kind of sacrifices to see its fruition. Nothing of great value drops on your laps; you have to pay a price to get it.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015


My Fellow Citizen,
What do you think about the situation of Nigeria now? For too long we have borne this burden. For too long we have tarried in this mess. For many years we have dragged our lives through the paths of harsh and bitter conditions; with a hope of reaching something better, until we lost hope - or almost we did. We have folded our arms for so long a time and watched the decadence of our society reach her optimum, and passed. We have allowed this predicaments to linger for too many a generation now. We smile as though all is well but a baby newly born here knows the truth of the matter. While just a handful of us live in fame, all of the rest wallop in terrible shame. How much longer can we keep up with all these? The time has come for us; you and me, to do something about this.

The present situations of our city, state, and nation, has become more alarming than ever. Is there no solution aside just complaining? How much longer do you think we can hold up in this circumstance? What’s the worst that could happen if we just give in a little try? Is there really nothing you can do? Is there really nothing we can do together? If we think we can’t then we are absolutely right. But so it is if we also think otherwise. It will begin when we all say, “ENOUGH IS ENOUGH” and stand up for it. Enough of suffering, poverty, unemployment, frustration, injustice, marginalization, etc. Be rest assured that we will remain in these predicaments if we do nothing but talk; or think that someone else would do something for us.

Every situation has a solution. Know that you in particular, have a part to play in all of these. We cannot leave anything to CHANCE and expect a CHANGE. The actual problem we have in our country, which is common to Africa is “lack of knowledge." and the solution is simply the acquisition of the same. Information is the KEY. The transformation of any country is largely dependent on the quality of information available to her citizens. This means that the fastest and simplest way for all Nigerians to get out of this mess is to go for relevant information. Information that would make us better. The moment we become thoroughly informed, we become truly FREE. We must emancipate ourselves from the holds of ignorance in order to secure a better Nigeria. So be informed!

There is a small handbook, with the above title on sale around you. It is cheap and contains very vital information that would serve as catalyst to the change we truly desire. We discovered that the information contained in this book has not been known by so many people in this recent generation; and those who know about it are not doing anything about it. And until we all have this common information we might be unable to understand the gravity of the situation we are in, the root cause and perhaps the need for information as the panacea for change in Nigeria. Please I would advise you to get the book, read it and encourage others to get it. Our target is to ensure that there is a copy in every home and office across the nation, and that about 10 million Nigerians have this information. By the time we all have this information it will be clear to you what you need to do to ensure the change in Nigeria. Please get your copy now.

Change Begins With You
I would like you to believe in this transformation agenda. We have a plan and there is a part you must play. Enough of the fighting, enough of the protests. Let us take advantage of the time we are now. This is the best time we have TO ARISE. We must not let this situation pass on to the next generation without doing something. There is something you can do. Since INFORMATION is the key, the part you are to play is to get this information and read, then join those in search for relevant information that would better their lives, families, and immediate society, causing rippling effect around the nation and Africa at large. Do not ignore this collective opportunity in our hands. Join the information army of Africa and save your country from retrogression. Knowledge is what we need. Therefore, GO FOR KNOWLEDGE and encourage everyone around you to Go For KNOWLEDGE!

Please be informed that this information is solely distributed by a body of JUST concerned Nigerians who are tired of the harsh and unconducive situations of the nation that has daily affected us directly or indirectly, especially the youths.

It is important for you to note that this information is not politically or economically influenced. We are not sponsored by any political party, government parastatal, or foreign body. We have just observed the obvious situation of Nigeria and WE believe that rather than sit idle and watch the nation rot, we should do the little we can to bring about this transformation through information – and YES WE CAN!

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