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Her name is Pastor Mildred Kingsley-Okonkwo. Yes, she is the wife of Pastor Kingsley Okonkwo the popular relationship pastor and host of Love, Dating and Marriage on television.
Before you are quick to affirm my choice of topic as being true or even a fact, I will like to ask you; who made you a judge of the fidelity and infidelity of all men on planet earth? That is one.
Secondly, have you in your lifetime dated all men
Welcome to this week’s edition of Sparks from Zion where I get to share truths and inspirations from fellowshipping in the midst of God’s people. No idea can be more truthful from His (God’s) presence. One quick tip for accessing ideas beyond what happens in church is to listen to
They say all fathers are men, but not all men are fathers. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a father to the Hausas, Swahilis, Muslims, Arabians, Christians, Amharics, Igbos, Oromos, Yorubas, Zulus, Shonas and a long list of different tribes. In fact Madiba was a father to Africa. He was that great
Transformation as the word implies is the change or formation into a higher level or state. You can make this personal by using the keys we mentioned last week.
Your thoughts make up a vital part of who you are. The bible says in Proverbs 23:7, “As a man thinks
Sunday’s service was sure great; I danced like I have not done in ages and the pastor led the praise session before the Word came forth. I am sure you had a great time in the presence of the one and only true God despite your denomination.
Welcome to this edition
Nigerian agencies such as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and Department of State Security (DSS) have been very busy of late at least on the headlines.
This is as a result of the body
This topic is quite vast and extensive but we would start from the very important and basic facts to know, if YOU would embark on this life long journey.
Personal Transformation (PT) is a conscious effort to see change. It is a decision to change yourself and anything that concerns YOU
Victoria Eruogho is an amazing fashion entrepreneur who sits atop the fashion brand, LSC Designs.The bubbly youngster got dissatisfied with her job at a portfolio management company, and then she took the bold step to start her own fashion enterprise. Today, Victoria’s clientele ranges from entrepreneurs, entertainers, leading ladies and
Welcome to Eureka Magazine; oblige me to share a story with you…
Before I started this blog I had this vision of having my own print magazine where young people will be proffering answers to questions that bother on nation building, leadership, politics and other life issues with the hope of
Welcome to today’s edition of Sparks from Zion where I have the opportunity to share with you discoveries, light and revelation gleaned from the presence of the Creator of the whole universe. They differ by time, people and depth and no scripture has any private interpretation.
I had the honour of
About over a week ago, some dishonorable members of the House of Representatives engaged in a brawl right in the green chambers. Some of them ran for the mace, others tore their clothes gotten from the controversial wardrobe allowances paid to them. They took a month-long recess after the show
It is no news that one of the first major challenges that confronted the election of President Muhammadu Buhari was the issue of unpaid salaries, allowances and pensions by different states in the Nigerian Federation. We are in a nation where we don’t have enough systems that can sustain our
The defunct Republic of Biafra’s flag is based on the Pan-Africanist teachings of Marcus Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL).
The red, black and green which were first used by Garvey’s organization symbolize a common ancestry and
Focusing on politics and national issues more on this blog might seem that is what my life revolves around, but that is far from the truth because I didn’t just delve into political discourse just for the love, drama, or material benefits it brings. Succinctly put there was an instruction
June 7-15 2015 was Africa's 25th summit which held in South Africa. Like every other continental summit, it was supposed to address the major challenges like Boko Haram, the conflict in South Sudan, migrant deaths in the Mediterranean and a host of other issues affecting mother Africa. Solutions were proffered
A nation can be said to be a group of people in a geographical location that have a collective goal for the benefit of all who are nationals. They also have what we call today elements of nationhood like flag, coat of arms, national currency, etc. So a land mass
Some weeks back I was tuned to Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) international and they were asking viewers to send in eye witness reports to their website. At that moment I remember that of Channels Television and asked myself if theirs is actually engaging like that of Channels Television. I doubt
Immediately President Buhari was declared the winner of the March 28 general elections, there were involuntary calculations on the political order for the next four years and the new ruling party. I believe you had some things running through your mind; the thought of a new Commander-in-Chief, new ruling party,
June 9th 2015 is a day that will go down in history as a memorable day in Nigerian politics. The shock that followed the emergence of Senator Bukola Saraki as president of the 8th Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is one that caught many political pundits unaware. They
Just after the Africa day celebration which held on the 25th of May, I had chat with a renowned Poet from Zimbabwe. We talked about Africa, her heroes and heroines. We mentioned the likes of Kwame Nkrumah, Nelson Mandela, Femi Ransome Kuti, Halie Salassie and others. The discussion was unified
Corruption; a curse to many nations, a deadly canker-worm that thrives on the greed and deficit in the morality of man. It is a major bane of real development, progress and an optimal system. It can run down a system internally while the external looks unscathed. Most times it is
A few days ago, I embarked on a trip to the northern part of the country. Just as we commenced the journey, I did notice the driver nodding joyously to a certain Hausa song playing on his stereo. The song was titled "ma'sugudu'sugudu" I know this might seem like jargons
It is common practice for politicians after winning an election to appoint technocrats to be at the hem of affairs of ministries, departments and agencies. The leader is to share his vision for his Nation or organization, the technocrats are there to advise, share their views and to see it
A speaker once told an audience that if he tells a lady to jump over a meter high table, she would say it’s impossible, but if a lion appears, that same lady would go over a table twice as high. This wouldn't be as a result of her body changing
Just yesterday at Anfield Liverpool Football Club celebrated one of their best players and a very influential soccer giant in the person of Steven Gerrard. It sure was one emotional event having been in the club for seventeen years, a rare path for professional players who change clubs just like making
Thank you for stopping to actually witness this war that rages on in dynamic forms. In this piece I will be painting a picture for you. So let’s ride on…
I walk into this restaurant to get something to eat after a long day on site in the Federal University. As
The world we find ourselves in is indeed a dynamic, changing and a progressive one. Men and women have been privileged to pass through it of varying size, grace, opinion, conviction, vision for the world, race, nations, tribes, ideas, values and philosophies. Some left indelible marks, made generational impacts that
The Antecedent Factor
Unlike what has happened in the past, where persons who don't have any track records of result either in the public, private sector or any form of career or personal endeavour that has stood the test of time, built on the virtues of sound leadership, hard work, integrity,
Branding, the mention of this word takes the mind to business and entrepreneurship. It is new in the creative industry where businesses now see the need to create a niche for themselves starting with a business name, logo, mantra, vision, mission statement and eventually a product to call their own.
The art of leadership from past centuries has been considered as a tool or channel of creating any meaningful change or the development that affects all mankind, whether in the family, age groups, associations, businesses, etc. It has proven to be a major driver of change, if it is done
I believe the above slogan, ‘my people, my people’ is peculiar to just one person in the present dispensation of our political history; no other person but the present amiable governor of Imo State Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha. This is one Igbo man who over the years has seen himself
There is no doubt in my mind that the year 2015 will never be forgotten in the political history of Nigeria if for nothing but for the magnanimity of the two major presidential candidates in defeat and victory. While we work in build this Nation, some lessons will not be
Growing up, I knew my Dad to be a “Manager” in every sense of the word (if you know what I mean). So it followed that making financial requests was my greatest obstacle in life, well at least I thought so. Moments before I made my request my feet and
NELSON MANDELA AS PRESIDENT OF SOUTH AFRICA ALWAYS WOKE UP AT 4:30 IN THE MORNING, GOT DRESSED, FOLDED HIS PYJAMAS AND MADE HIS BED. THIS RITUAL WAS STARTED BEFORE PRISON IN HIS FORTIES AND AS A LAWYER AND ESTABLISHED DURING HIS 27 YEARS IN PRISON.
Am I living to the best of my potential? Am I on the right course? Is there more to this life I'm living? How do I chart the course for my desired change? These are pertinent questions that should strike a chord in every youth! Indeed, our nation will be
While the chants of “Sai Baba” still echoes in the Africa’s most populous country, I am forced to ask “a 4-year question”
Will Buhari be Nigeria’s Charles de Gaulle ?
In the late 1950’s the bloody bitter Algerian war was raging and opinion polls were split. France was war-weary, divided between communist,
Love is patient and love is kind and does not bear record of wrongs…you can check the rest of 1Cor. 13:4-7. Love is a beautiful thing, koko master said so. We all need love, Franky Edward sang. Love is what can drive out hate, MLK resounded. For there to be
It is normal and often a cliché for people to address their fathers as mentors, role models and a source of inspiration. This sometimes is not always true especially when the values and philosophies of a father are not reflected in the son who claims is a protégé. The Igbo
Foundations uplifted, high above thoughts and reasons to the structured beliefs. What then do we preach?
Somewhere within is a sanctum to relay our claims and requests but what does the world provide you with?
Flashy and flamboyant living and principles short-lived, what’s with the sweetening of these vain getting?
Famous and rolled
Due to the high level of interaction between countries in our inter-connected world of today, diplomatic offices are needed in each country to aid and allow such interactions to occur. The embassy is responsible for representing the home country abroad and handling major diplomatic issues, such as preserving the rights
By Emeka D. Azubuike
The presidential elections are over and Nigeria in few weeks time would have a new Commander-in-chief who many believe will champion a new cause and fight against corruption, graft, and all forms of impunity. Muhammadu Buhari and the team he would assemble will obviously offer a leadership
A Yoruba proverb says “gbogbo wa ole su ka kori soju kan naa”; we all cannot sleep facing the same direction. While some will take the prone positions, others might take positions like the supine, recovery, feral etc. In every normal society we have people with different opinions; it will
Growing up as a child I knew names,
We were meant to know them,
If you are to be reckoned with,
You just must recall certain nomenclature
An Illinois lawyer who gave a nation freedom,
As lanky and tall as he was, his influence,
And worth transcended abs and buffiness.
His name will never be forgotten.
It all started with the demise of our beloved and late president Alh. Umar Musa Yar’dua in 2010 and this brought in a seemingly young doctorate degree holder, from a minority group in the Nation as President of this black republic. Widely he was accepted by all, he represented something
The disposition of a leader cannot be second guessed whether in his/her closet or in the view of the public. He is regarded as a role model, a trailblazer, pathfinder and a beacon of hope despite the given circumstance. Every one of their attitude, action, words and promptings should always
By Michael O. Garuba
@weareYPAD, FUT, Minna, Nigeria
When in October 2014 the House of Representatives approved the introduction of Independent Candidacy in our elections, I perceived a new stage and act in our political scene as a nation and as a youth, I finally saw a ray of hope in breaking away
A must watch for everyone... don't bother about the data, it will be worth it. :)
Before writing this piece, I was just in dreamland, yeah was caught up in a dream in my sleep. It started out scary, with suspense but ended up as a wonderful love story that I started wishing for it. Whoever that girl was, she is loveable, sweet, intelligent and can
The main buzz in my country Nigeria is the next round of elections scheduled to hold on the 28th of March and 11th of April 2015. The gladiators of politics are gearing up and for the first time the ruling party is faced with a major opposition who are ready
There is no disputing the obvious fact that this year 2015 AD is sure a unique, interesting and watershed of all years, not only for Nigeria but for the world. Many reasons to fear, hope, doubt, tremble but in all everyone chooses how he regards this amazing year.
For the world,
By Asimi Samuel @samDoptimist (firstname.lastname@example.org)
February 1945 was the meeting between the then US president Franklin D Roosevelt and Saudi Arabia’s king Abdul Aziz aboard the US warship USS Quincy where the oil was married of to her groom the dollar and that shaped the foundation of the US-Saudi oil power
It is final year and the excitement of graduating is overwhelming and even with the thought of having loads of lecture notes to read and a project to complete. It is like a dream come true as my family will be producing a first master’s degree holder. Dad is proud,
In a former article where I gave a quick narration of the downward trend of our economy, I was able to capture areas of backwardness we have treaded as a Nation in the past decades after independence which included; increasing poverty and inequality, deficit housing and deterioration, food shortage unlike
Sometimes last year in a birthday gathering I heard something disappointing but true that our Nation Nigeria has a culture of disorder; where excellence is ridiculed without regard. Many things have been postulated about this State especially in the area of politics but what if our answer is not in
The issue of calling one a friend is often used cheaply and just for anyone you probably meet within a short time. Seeing someone as a true friend goes beyond just having someone you talk to or pick up gist and conversations with. It is far more than that and
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There is hardly any write-up I read these days where Nigeria or Africa is not compared to developed countries, the most common being the UK and US. And this trend has got me thinking seriously.
Honestly, I am not completely against comparison; that is when it is in
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In a former article which I titled, “In Need of a Man”, I was able to highlight that in creating change especially in leadership that a tree can make a forest. How? Simply by shedding its fruits for others to spring forth; in this case a leader
It is often said that a tree cannot make a forest but we also forget that it is when that tree sheds some of its fruits and seeds, would other similar trees spring up. If it is a good tree then it would replicate its nature in other trees that
Over the years, Nigeria has gone through storms bashing it on all sides through the night from the British colonization to the civil war which left us with age-old scars to series of military government with bloody and bloodless coups and at the break of dawn, democracy.
Like a child rejoices,
The Heart of the Matter
Change is the only thing/phenomenon that is constant in all human existence either from good to bad, grace to grass, rich to poor, strength to weak and so on. A change in the lifestyle of men, in the way we do things whether in the positive
A major bedrock of any successful democracy is a thriving press and media that has their hands on the pulse of such democracy from reporting news, events, sharing of opinions and a deluge of ideas they bring on board that interests the public. With the booming social media and blogosphere,
Pro. 18:22 says He who finds a wife finds a good thing and receives favour from the Lord. Take note of the WIFE not a girlfriend but a wife because not every woman can meet the demands of being a wife, let alone the one that brings favour. Women are
In the creation story we are told that God at the end of creating or speaking forth His creatures always saw they were good. This shows He is proud of what His hands made, that is for the case of man/woman whom he made out of clay. You and I
The year that just went by has been an eventful one of both good and bad and as a friend put it including being foolish. In all of it we give God thanks and praise. 2014 will be a year of infamy especially for us a nation with the events
Hi good day to you my dear reader, depending on what part of the globe you are. It’s been two weeks since I came back from the mountain of Shiloh and it was a life changing experience and instructions for a most glorious 2015.
In this post I will like to
OIL PRICES: ISSUES AND REALITIES
The recent world news is that of the plunging oil prices in the world market. Until the last summer, the prices had been stable for almost four years at about $110 a barrel. The weak demand, however, with increasing US production has caused the benchmark Brent
Jer. 1:10; See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant. (KJV)
The above scripture is a popular one talking about the mandate of God to Jeremiah.
So today’s service was great as always and the pastor enlightened us all on the expectations of Shiloh 2014, a congregational gathering of the Winners Family Worldwide. He mentioned opening of grace, visitation of God for a change of story and the birth of end time giants. The last one
The first time I heard this word (gerontocracy) was in a conference some years ago and the speaker had something profound to say about it. It is regarded as a government by elders or old folks. Thank God for elders but experience can become obsolete (Pst. Mattew Ashimolowo, 2011).
It is no longer news to us that many celebrities are now getting involved in this interesting game of politics. Is no longer as murky as we use to know it but instead the intrigues, strategies, styles and the gaming side is really now pronounced. The celebrities are well-known among
Leadership is the capacity to influence others through inspiration motivated by a passion, generated by a vision, produced by a conviction, ignited by a purpose. – Dr. Myles Munroe
Going through my phone on that Monday morning (10th November 2014), checking the updates I have in my Blackberry Messenger and the
Experience, observation and knowledge have taught me that relationships with people are all about drama especially the romantic ones. In it you will see the real, unreal and fake ones come out in their different shades of emotions, character (good or bad), love and sometimes even hate. You would see
Your activities in the last decade has reduced this noble and worthy call to just a game that can only be played by the perverted in the society; not only playing it with the spirit of sportsmanship, decorum and maturity to accept defeat but one to be won by every
It was 7 am on Tuesday.
David was still on the bed, not minding the fact that he had a course to be taken by one of the most difficult lecturers. Dr. Ifeanyi is a no-nonsense person especially when dealing with his students. He is feared in the whole architecture department.
The purpose of this piece is not to denigrate what has been achieved in terms of political system, arrangement or our democracy but to state the obvious to those who can see and how it is bad for a young Nation and what best we can work things out.
The road to 2015 general elections (which I believe is a watershed in Nigeria's history) is fast approaching and already staring us in the face. Politicians are scheming, making plans to be elected into office either as rogues or as true servants of the people, while different groups are endorsing
2 Tim. 2: 20-21; But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honor and some to dishonor.If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honor, sanctified, and
“…where do you stand General Emperor or Senate?” -Senator Falcao
Now after the war is time for some celebration and the great and yet humble General is doing some catching up with his fellow soldiers. The crowned prince Commodore pulls at him and introduces him to Senators Gaius and Falcao. They
Marcus Aurelius: You have proved your valor yet again Maximus, let us hope for the last time. Maximus: There’s no one left to fight sire. Marcus Aurelius: Oo, there is always someone left to fight. How can I reward Rome’s greatest general? Maximus: Let me go home…
Now the war is
“My friends, 3 weeks from now I will be harvesting my crops, imagine where you will be and it will be so. Draw the line, stay with me, you find yourself alone lying in green fields with the sun on your face, do not be troubled for you are in
The history of Nigeria in the past 54 years of independence has been characterised by grievances, divided visions and opinions about how, where and what we want as a Nation. Every group- ethnic or otherwise have their own perspective and ideas on what a great Nigeria should be like.
Ken as a young child was brought up in a well to do family in the city of Lagos, Nigeria. He was among those people who his parents wedded in the big city and also bore him and his brother Charles there; Lagos wedding for short. They had never traveled
Being President is like being the groundskeeper in a cemetery: there are a lot of people under you, but none of them are listening.
The road to self-government and complete freedom from colonial rule has indeed been a hectic one; series of conferences, debates, lobbying, sleepless nights and right now is like that long journey that seemed impossible is drawing to a positive close. A new nation of Africa is about to free itself
How possible is it for anyone apart from the President and his officials to be called his or your Excellency? The truth is not as many but one of them is, “The Most Reverend Desmond Tutu”.
Born Desmond Mpilo Tutu on 7th October, 1931 in Klerksdorp, South Africa. Born of a
He is a man of words, not just any kind of words but of wisdom, faith, action, caution, care, love and love for God. If you have ever sat under the anointing of his messages you would understand me because you won’t remain the same after such an encounter.
Is really sad to know that a number of the soldiers who have been fighting the insurgents in the North Eastern part of Nigeria are now charged of mutiny and stiff penalties have been meted out. Based on the news we heard these gallant men rebelled against what they called
1 John 2:14, “I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one”.
On Monday September 15 2014 brought
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse, and you say that you neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.
-Desmond Mpilo Tutu
In a recent brief discussion I had with a senior acquaintance and school mate of mine, where I sought for his advice regarding one who is interested in venturing into the Nigerian politics. In his response he advised the person joined a political party first and learn the rudiments on
This piece is one that will benefit anyone going into business, but most importantly it will benefit the young ones who plan to build businesses in the future. Life is all about building and sustaining relationships. Every young person will meet people in schools, social gatherings, churches and mosques, communal
The financial and banking sector in any country is regarded among the key sectors and the driver of change, economic development and benefits. Even the scriptures tell us that money makes the world go round and over the civilization of man, new and better ways for managing funds have been
By Oluseyi Oduyomi
Corporate Responsibility Social or corporate conscience can be defined as but not limited to a form of corporate self-regulation within any business model whereby the business observes and ensures an active compliance with the spirit of the law, ethical and international standards. The aim of which is to
The corporate world of the 21st century is now very fascinating and intriguing also. People work tirelessly and enjoy the rat race of waking up in the morning. They endure the long traffic, work for hours; some still endure the traffic a second time or more and still continue the
By Olawunmi Abraham
The concept of education is a marvellous ideology that, in its right context, ought to benefit mankind and his environs. In other words, education ideally should guarantee advancement in civilization and bring about positive and dynamic change in human ecosystem. I would be looking at what the concept
Under our watch, posterity is being decimated, lives are being cut short and our future is at risk.At a critical time in the economic and political history of this country when the masses are craving for change and a better life, that expectation is about to be cut short by
We shall overcome; Lord save our Nation and heal our land!Oh my dear country Nigeria, why have you turned and going down this dreadful path, from whence hath thou fallen almost at a point of oblivion. The success of almost 54 years is almost crashing within just 3 years. Even
By Jonah K. Yusuf
A business can be described as a commercial activity involving the exchange of money for goods and services provided (Encarta Dictionary).
What I describe here is a model/template on how to approach the procedures involved in starting out a business to ensure it becomes successful. It cuts across
"Sometimes we search this world for gold, when all we really need is a hand to hold..." -Dianna RossThis is something people experience everyday, some live it and really enjoy it, while some others feel it is over-rated. To me it is the most widely sung word in the history
The would be assets of our Nation are gradually turning into huge liabilities as the days go by...Having been in school for all these long years (like 19yrs) preparing and equipping oneself on thriving and facing the challenges of the future. The National Youth Service Corps program is always something
By Owoseni Abraham
As I returned from the BMC youth forum last week, a forum instituted to celebrate the Common Wealth Youth Week in Nigeria, it dawned on me that Nigeria, is at the verge of the envisage transformation, with regards to young people. The thematic focus of the conference was
By Ukah MacdonaldIt is just as well that United States Senator, Ted Cruz, eventually did the honours civility required of him and apologized for his utterly silly remark about Nigeria whilst attempting to leverage on the challenges besetting President Obama’s health care reform infrastructure a few weeks ago to undermine
By Femi Fani-Kayode
I thank my brother Kayode Samuel for his contribution and I shall take his advice and direct my counsel to the leadership of the APC and to the Nigerian people in general. That is the purpose of this essay and so important is the subject matter under consideration
1890047_509069912536930_1298440391_n.mp4An interview of Asari Dokubo on the ambition of the president Goodluck Jonathan.
You will be shocked by what you see and hear in 3 minutes...
Show-Me-A-Leader.mp3Show me a Leader is a sermon by Dr. David Oyedepo to the graduating set of Covenant University students. Here he espouses what being a true leader should involve in just 14 minutes.
Listen, comment and share...
God bless you!
We can't all have stakes separately but we can have collectively...Many at times when I sit and think about my Nation-our geographical location, size and population, diversity in culture and ethnicity and a whole lot, I wonder if these are blessings or curses for us. This year we as a
Leadership all through the ages and of human civilization has proved to be the bedrock of change, influence, social and economic development. It is what determines the outcome of families, groups, organizations and Nations. Whenever something is not working optimally, the first point of reference is the leadership; what have
The issue of wealth accumulation and a laissez-faire economy is not new to mankind and recent civilization. From the advent of agricultural production, industrialization, and manufacturing, men have sought to en masse wealth through the harnessing of the elements of production (land, human/labour, capital, etc). One concept that is a
Jer. 1;3, it came also in the days of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah, unto the end of the eleventh year of Zedekiah the son of Josiah king of Judah, unto the carrying away of Jerusalem captive in the fifth month.
The continuation of this passage to verse
By Adeyanju Pinheiro
The modern society has turned the word 'feminism' into a dirty one. Many people think it means hating men, when it really means a fight for equality. It's about everyday life: - equal pay, equal access to jobs, freedom from sexual harassment and violence, how girls and women
Value and Merit must stand.The dictionary meaning says it is putting or favouring relatives in positions, which means you don’t take into consideration their skill or what they have to offer but their being a relative qualifies them for the job. The Nigerian society has however widened the scope of