Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas...

Wish you
Merry Chistmas 
May the Joy that comes
 with the season fill your hearts
Be happy, have fun, give gifts, 
God so loved us he gave us His son
We remember his birth in this season 
Without forgetting the whole essence of this birth
He came that we might have life. Christmas is a
 season for us to reflect, and see
 where we are 
in Gods 
ultimate plan for us
Remember Christ is the reason for the season

From me to you...Happy Holidays

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Experience 2011 : Special Command Edition

The Experience has come again, This year’s event is going to be a Special Command Edition holding on Friday 2nd of December, 2011 from 5pm to 1am. This is very different from the 5 previous editions that was held at the Tafawa Balewa Square(TBS) . The Experience has been known as the world’s largest gospel music concert and the largest music event in Africa with last year’s edition recording over a million people in attendance.
 The Experience has featured artists such as Don Moen, Kirk Franklin, Ron Kenoly, Cece Winans, Israel Houghton, Donnie McClurkin, Kurt Carr, Bebe Winans, Tye Tribbett, Lionel Petersen, Panan Percy Paul, Papa San, Phil Driscol, Mary Mary, Micah Stampley, Judy Jacobs, Mike Aremu, Isreal Houghton, Sammy Okposo, Fred Hammond, Chevelle Franklyn, Lara George and the Chosen Treasure Choir and a lot of indigenous gospel artistes.
This year’s event will be holding at the New Expo Hall of the Eko Hotels, Victoria Island Lagos which is limited in space hence the need for tickets for attendance. The tickets were however given out free. This was achieved by giving codes upon registering on a ticket portal. These codes were later used to redeem tickets for the event. The codes were limited and therefore ran out in a short time. Its not easy trying to compress an event that has about a million people in attendance into 6000.
This year, there are also many ways to experience The Experience. There will be live-streaming of the event on The Experience website and on these other pages:
1.       Facebook:
2.       HiBuzz: or download Hibuzz to your Symbian, Android or Blackberry phone
3.       Liveway TV:
It can also be watched at the satellite viewing centres in these locations in Nigeria and London:

House on the Rock, London
The Rock Tower

The Citadel & Towers,
James Wolfensen Drive,
right turn before City gate.

House On The Rock Auditorium
Hotel Presidential
1 Rangers Avenue Presidential Road,
(Behind Ministry of Culture Building)
Independence Layout

Port Harcourt
Field of Music
Hotel Presidential
Birabi Street, GRA
Port Harcourt
Just like last year, I'll be working with the electronic media team for live updates and streaming, live blogging, Facebook updates, twitter, i-reporting, etc.
I'll be tweeting live at the event so you can follow me @9jaboyb
You can also follow the event on Facebook , @theexperiencelg and  #TheExperience2011 on twitter 
Would you like to attend? Lemme know at the comment segment you might just get a ticket.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Wisdom Series: Day 28

Chapter 28:9  God has no use for the prayers of the people who won't listen to him
Why Pray to God if you wont listen to him? Some versions call it an abomination. He is not a magician, He wants us to believe his word and walk according to his will concerning us. Don't turn a deaf ear to his counsel, direction, instructions and reproof

Monday, November 28, 2011

Wisdom Series: Day 27

Chapter 27:6  Faithful [are] the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy [are] deceitful. 
When our friends reprove us or tell us our faults it might be painful and sometimes its like a wound. it is supposed to correct us and move us from our comfort zone. A friend will correct you in love, not with a wrong motive. The enemy will only show an open love and secret hatred.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Wisdom Series: Day 26

Chapter 26:4-5 Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.
 Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit. 
To “answer a fool according to his folly” means to descend to his level of reasoning, coarse anger and abuse; in 5 it is to say the right word to him at the right time, to expose his lack of wisdom, not by a telling him what is beyond his comprehension because it will be useless to him. Answer a fool in your own wisdom and not in his foolishness. Don't come down to his level!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Wisdom Series: Day 25

Chapter 25:28  A person without self-control is like a house with its doors and windows knocked out
Imagine a house without doors and windows, there is free entry and exit, there is no restraint. So is a man without self control, He is without restraint, his desires are not controlled. he is exposed to sin, snare and temptations. A wise man is of good character, He has the rule of his own thoughts, his desires, his inclinations, his resentments, and keeps them all in good order.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Wisdom Series: Day 24

Chapter 24:10  If you fall to pieces in a crisis, there wasn't much to you in the first place. 
Trials and temptations are bound to come. When they come, yielding to them, getting discouraged, growing weak shows how much of strength we have stored up.Our strength is not tried till we are in trouble. Staying courageous even in trying times is  a measure of our strength. Understand that we do not have any strength of our own. Without God, we can do nothing, Therefore in time of crisis, holding on to God is the surest source of strength.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Wisdom Series: Day 23

Chapter 23:12  Give yourselves to disciplined instruction; open your ears to tested knowledge. 
This is very important in living our lives. The instructions may come from a higher authority God has placed over us or from parents. It is a disciplined instruction because it might not be convenient but it will make us grow. Tested knowledge is a tested application of wisdom. 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Wisdom Series: Day 22

Chapter 22:29  Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.[KGV]. Observe people who are good at their work-- skilled workers are always in demand and admired; they don't take a back seat to anyone.[MSG] 

There is a reward for persistent and hard-working effort in doing something. This tells us that whatever our hands finds to do, do it with all your heart. The reward is standing before great men, men with great reverence

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Wisdom Series: Day 21

Chapter 21:20 Valuables are safe in a wise person's home; fools put it all out for yard sales. 
The wise takes a very good care of things in his possession;  treasure, wealth, riches, substance of every sort, he is heir to. The fool lavishes it. He does not know the usefulness or the worth so he abuses and misuses it. He doesn't think about the future need. He is concerned about satisfying his present need

Wisdom Series: Day 20

Chapter 20:4 The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.
The excuse of the lazy person is the cold. under the pretense of an unfavourable weather, he stays indoor when others are toiling, plowing and sowing. When the harvest comes, and the weather is warm, he comes out hoping to harvest what he didn't sow. There is a time for everything, a time to sow and a time to reap. The lazy will stay hungry and be in lack and he turns to a beggar.
 He did not work when the time was right and the conditions were right even though it was not convenient and comfortable. There is a time for everything....

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Wisdom Series: Day 19

Chapter 19:20 Take good counsel and accept correction-- that's the way to live wisely and well.
Wisdom comes from taking GOOD counsel and being open to constructive correction. A counsel or advice can come in different ways and this verse shows that not all counsels or advice will make us wise.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Wisdom Series: Day 18

Proverbs 18:22 Find a good spouse, you find a good life— and even more: the favor of God!
This is for the unmarried. its a call to note that the choice of a spouse has a lot to do with our life and how we relate with God. People say its one of the greatest decisions that can be made in life. It has a way of affecting so many things in the present and our future. The choice of a spouse will affect your relationship with God, career, finances, health, family, children, etc There is no gambling in this case therefore we need God's help in making the right decisions.
Find a good spouse = A good life + favour of God

Friday, November 18, 2011

Wisdom Series: Day 17

Chapter 17: 22 A cheerful disposition is good for your health; gloom and doom leave you bone-tired.

More than physical exercise, food or drugs, a cheerful or a merry heart improves our health. Having a joy,  peace of conscience, happiness invigorates the body and improves our health. Sorrow, grief, sadness, anxiety, fretfulness, bad tempers ruin health

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Wisdom Series: Day 16

Chap 16:7 When God approves of your life, even your enemies will end up shaking your hand.
Mans's purpose is to give pleasure to God, therefore when our ways please Him, we are in harmony with the essence of our creation.We can say we are successful in life if our life is constantly pleasing to Him. There is no joy and peace remotely comparable to the assurance that we are striving to the very best of our tiny little ability to please God every moment. A commentary put it this way "God can turn a hangman into a friend and a benefactor if his purpose requires it" when his ways and actions are directed to the glory of God.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Wisdom Series: Day 15

Chapter 15:19 The path of lazy people is overgrown with briers;    the diligent walk down a smooth road. 
Here the diligence of the wise is contrasted with the laziness of a fool. There is an uncertainty for the lazy one Everything is too hard, too long or too boring. The indecision, the procrastination is painful, he makes little progress. He has all the reasons in the world for his failures; he changes direction time and again, and usually gives up in dismay. But the [upright] know what they want, how to get it and what they must do next. Their life is not complicated by procrastination. If it needs to be done, they do it -- their way is plain. by the  procrastination of the lazy, he lays on himself burdens that do not exist.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Wisdom Series: Day 14

Chap 14 : 12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death
Somethings look very good and inviting at first sight but a careful consideration of such reveals much more.  'Things are not what they seem.' A flame seems good to a moth; thin ice, safe to a heedless child;  the sparkling water, refreshing to one who knows not that the well from which it is drawn has been poisoned. The bad social custom appears to be innocent to the slave of fashion. Remember that such a way 'seems' right' so there might be no indicators telling us not to take such decisions. From a simple assessment, nothing is really wrong with it. Do not make hasty decisions,look again.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Wisdom Series: Day 13

Become wise by walking with the wise; hang out with fools and watch your life fall to pieces.
The company we keep has a lot of influence on us, a good company will contribute to your growth and safety..  We are clearly advised to be mindful of the association we have with fools'Bad company corrupts good character' .  Think about the people around you, how do they influence you? will they help you become who God wants you to be or they are pulling you miles away from it. Are they adding to you or they are only draining you. Do not watch you life fall to pieces, Stay with the wise.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Wisdom Series: Day 12

Chap 12: 1 If you love learning, you love the discipline that goes with it— how shortsighted to refuse correction!
There is wisdom in obedience and folly in disobedience. Response to discipline distinguishes the wise and the poor. The wise loves knowledge that comes from learning and he endures the discipline that comes from the means to get it. Wisdom loves.... folly hates. BE WISE!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Wisdom Series: Day 11

Chap 11:25 The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed;  those who help others are helped.
 God deals with us the way we deal with others. We are taught the great lesson, that to get, we must give; that to accumulate, we must scatter; that to make ourselves happy, we must make others happy". In trying to teach others, we gets instruction for our life too. BE WISE!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Wisdom Series: Day 10

Chap 10:4 Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth

There is a reward for the lazy and the diligent. The lazy is idle, slothful or does not put his hands to work. The diligent is skilled at what he does, works with his hands,  busy with his business and committed to handwork.
There is a reward for both. BE WISE!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Wisdom Series: Day 9

Chap 9:12 Live wisely and wisdom will permeate your life; mock life and life will mock you

The way we live our lives will determine what results we get. This is an individual matter that involves individual decisions. "Belonging to a fine family, attending a faithful church, or studying in an excellent school can't guarantee the building of our character. Character is built on decisions, and bad decisions will create bad character."

Wisdom Series: Day 8

Chap 8:10-11 Prefer my life-disciplines over chasing after money, and God-knowledge over a lucrative career.
For Wisdom is better than all the trappings of wealth; nothing you could wish for holds a candle to her.
Setting our priorities in the right order is the key thing. We spend a lot of time, energy and resources on the things we place value on. Money and riches are good but they are temporal and the level of satisfaction it will give is limited when not sought with wisdom. Put wisdom first and it will teach you how to attain all you want. Which is more valuable to you?

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Wisdom Series: Day 7

Chapter 7 : 3 Write it out on the back of your hands; etch it on the chambers of your heart 
The wise keeps instructions close to the heart not on paper or on materials that can be easily destroyed and it can be easily recalled when needed.Write the instructions where you can easily recall it when you need it, ready and familiar, where it can easily weave into your character.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Wisdom Series: Day 6

Chap 6: 10-11 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to lie down;  so shall your poverty come as one who travels, and your need like an armed man. 
"It is by little procrastinations that men ruin their souls. They have no intention to delay for years -- a few months will bring the more convenient season -- tomorrow if you will, they will attend to serious things; but the present hour is so occupied and altogether so unsuitable, that they beg to be excused. Like sands from an hour-glass, time passes, life is wasted by driblets, and seasons of grace lost by little slumbers."

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Wisdom Series: Day 5

Chap 5:21 Mark well that GOD doesn't miss a move you make; he's aware of every step you take.

God sees it all, He is aware of every step we take and every move we make. The things we do in private and public he is aware of it, the good and the bad. The things we do in secret and in open, He knows everything, We cant conceal or hide it. You can only run, you cant hide!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Wisdom Series: Day 3

Chap 3:5 Trust GOD from the bottom of your heart; don't try to figure out everything on your own. (MSG)
God asks us to be dependent on Him with all consciousness, not with a part of our heart but in all things. As humans its possible to try to work out things ourselves and try to figure out what we need to do. This also shows that our wisdom, strength is limited unless we rely on God. We should be confident that God is able and willing. BE WISE!

Wisdom Series: Day 4

Chap 4: 7 Above all and before all, do this: Get Wisdom! Write this at the top of your list: Get Understanding! (MSG)
This emphasizes the importance of wisdom in all we do. It doesn't just stop telling us to get wisdom, it also insists we have an understanding of what we do. BE WISE, UNDERSTAND WHY YOU DO WHAT YOU DO!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Wisdom Series: Day 2

Chapter 2: 4 Searching for it like a prospector panning for gold, like an adventurer on a treasure hunt (MSG)

Imagine what goes into the search for gold. It takes great care and patience or the search for a hidden treasure. The value placed on these things will keep you going. Wisdom is worth searching for.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Wisdom Series: Day1

It does no good to spread a net within the sight of any bird (GW)
Nobody robs a bank with everyone watching (MSG)
Consider setting a snare for a bird when it is watching,  you would expect the bird to stay away from the looming danger of being caught. Foolishly the bird ignores the snare and goes for the bait and it it ensnared.

Its no surprise that people do things that  have grave consequences that are well known to them and they still go ahead without any thought of it. They look at the immediate satisfaction of their needs without the end in view.

Wisdom Series + Happy New Month

Welcome to the month of November!
God has been faithful in the last 10 months even when we choose to be unfaithful.
Our unfaithfulness has not made His faithfulness to be without effect.
It has been challenging but God has been my present help even in the time of need.I believe you can also say the same.
Look back at the last 10 months and Thank God for all he has done for you.
You might not be where you want to be but surely you are not where you used to be.
Cast your minds back, count your blessings name them and you will be surprised at what God has done for you .
Remember God is able to do what He said HE will do.

The book of Proverbs provides profound insights, advice and exceptional wisdom on how to live a happy and a peaceful life and honour God. Wisdom is commonly defined as the right application of knowledge. Can we apply what we don't know?
Join me as I go through each chapter of the book each day of this month.

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.-Poverbs 4:7

Monday, October 17, 2011

Lost Generation - Poem

I read this poem sometime ago and I thought to share...
This poem has a read-and- reverse  style and was written by Jonathan Reed. It is a  pessimistic monologue of how this generation looks. When read in the reverse, it paints a brighter future

I'm a part of Lost Generation
and I refuse to believe that
I can change the world
I realize this may be a shock but
"Happiness comes from within"
is a lie, and
"Money will make me happy"
So in thirty years I'll tell my children
They are not the most important thing in my life
My employer will know that
I have my priority straight because
Is more important than
I tell you this
Once upon a time
Families stay together
But this will not be true in my era
This is a quick fix society
Experts tell me
Thirty years from now I will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of my divorce
I do not concede that
I will live in a country of my own making
In the future
Environmental destruction will be the norm
No longer can it be said that
My peers and I care about this earth
It will be evident that
My generation is apathetic and lethargic
It is foolish to presume that
There is hope


Saturday, October 1, 2011

419 Reasons to Like Nigeria

419Reasons logo.jpgFor too long, Nigeria and Nigerians have been readily associated with the online scams, financial crime and impersonation - termed ‘419’. However, beyond the unfortunate stereotyping, there are several positive characteristics and cogent intriguing traits of the country, Nigeria and its people, some of which are highlighted below as part of the ‘419 Reasons to Like Nigeria’ campaign which enlisted 100 volunteers and bloggers to share reasons why they like Nigeria. These reasons echo the voices of Nigerians, with resonating similar themes. The campaign is being facilitated in partnership with ‘The 419Positive Project’.
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The full list of ‘419 Reasons to Like Nigeria’ is available here  (
The list of contributors to ‘419 Reasons to Like Nigeria’ is available here
If you would like to say something positive about Nigerians and Nigeria, please do so here.

v  I like Nigeria because it is a land of endless opportunities and possibilities. Nigeria is one country whose true potentials I believe the world is yet to experience. I believe Nigerians are sharp, brilliant and accommodating people. Giving the right enabling environment the world will marvel at what Nigeria will become.
v  Nigeria is the most populous black nation - and a buying one at that. From a capitalist point of view, this makes for great investment opportunities.
v  The fact that Nigeria currently lags behind so much - in infrastructure and developmental terms - hints at the size of the potential for innovation and transformation, and at the huge number of vacancies that exist for 'transformers'. What I think this means is that the world will be hearing a lot about Nigeria and high-achieving Nigerians (in the public and private sectors) in the near future.

v  The Nigerian Green and White flag is a notable national symbol. The green color symbolises agriculture, seeing that the country is endowed with masses of arable land, while the white colour signifies unity and peace. Other national symbols include the Nigerian Coat of Arms, which depicts an eagle on a black shield, tri-sected by two wavy silver bands, and supported on either side by two chargers. The national motto underlies the coat-of -arms: "Unity and Faith, Peace and Progress." Her national symbols convey great meaning to its people.
v  The Nigerian accent is currently ranked by CNN Global Experiences as the 5th sexiest accent in the world.
v  Nigeria is home to Nollywood, one of the world's biggest film industries.

v  Something great to like about Nigeria is our cultural diversity. A strong affinity exists, despite our differences. Learning about other ethnic cultures in my country really helped me personally relate to other cultures when abroad.
v  I think the food is tastier in Nigeria than that I have found in other countries.
v  Nigerians live a communal life style. The extended family is part of the immediate family in a Nigerian home.

v  Nigeria has produced many world class musicians. A notable mention in this regard is Fela Anikulapo Kuti. A Broadway show titled ‘FELA!’ was produced in 2009 depicting the life and times of the Afrobeat musician.
v  Nigeria’s movie industry, Nollywood, is reputedly the 3rd largest film industry after Hollywood and Bollywood, and has grown gradually into a $250 million industry in more than 10 years.
v  Nigerian indigenous musical instruments are unique, soulful and rhythmic. They comprise the popular Talking Drum, producing proverbial and storytelling sounds, the Shaker (shekere), the Udu drum, the Lute, the leg and arm Rattle, the Omele, the Ogene (Gong originating in Eastern Nigeria), the Ekwe drum and the Kakaki (A 4m metal trumpet popular in Northern Nigeria). Many of these instruments have been incorporated in South American music over the years

v  Nigeria     Nigeria is a nation blessed with rich human and natural resources. As the 8th largest exporter of Oil in the world, with the 10th largest proven reserves, our blessings cannot be overemphasised. No earthquakes, no tsunamis, no droughts, an evergreen land. The rest of the world should live here.
v  The beauty of the Nigerian state cannot but leave one in awe. Blessed with captivating physical features and abundant wild life. From the rolling hills to the vast plains in the North Central Nigeria and the forests in the South, the beautiful scenery of the country is more than breathtaking and with the wildlife spread all over the country; Nigeria is surely a beauty to behold and a tourist's delight all year round.
v  Nigeria is blessed with tremendous agricultural resources. Cotton in the North, Cocoa & Oil palm in the south amongst many others. The flag is green for a reason

v  Nigeria has the largest population of any country in Africa. Approximately 1 out of every 2 West Africans, 1 out of every 4 Africans, and 1 out of every 5 persons of African origin is a Nigerian.
v  Nigeria is the largest contributor of troops to the ECOWAS Monitoring Group (ECOMOG) and by extension, is the largest force for peace and stability in West Africa.
v  A Nigerian will stand out anywhere you find him/her, from Libya to London, Tokyo to Timbuktu. Well known examples include Hakeem Olajuwon (Houston Rockets, USA), Olumide Oyedeji (Seattle Sonics), Tunde Baiyewu (Lighthouse Family), Sunday Adelaja (Ukraine), Chris Aire (US), etc.

v  Nigerians are intelligent, brilliant minds who have proven their mettle in various fields - Wole Soyinka was the first African to win the much coveted Nobel Prize for literature in 1986. Chinua Achebe’s classic novel ‘Things Fall Apart’ was ranked as number 14 in a list of top 100 books in the world by Newsdesk in 2009. Others include Cyprian Ekwensi, Mabel Segun, Chimamanda Adichie and Helon Habila whose literary works have won both international and local awards at various times.
v  We have budding fashion designers. Yes! It's a line every Bunmi, Amaka and Amina has decided to tow but to disregard the effort and originality of our Fashion Designers would be disrespectful. Tiffany Amber, Lanre Da Silva and Deola Sagoe are building world renowned brands, not to mention the legacy developed by the likes of Abba Folawiyo, Maureen Onigbanjo, Remi Lagos and Zizzi Cardow.
v  Nigerians have excelled in the fields of economics and finance, managing well established global bodies. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, the current Minister of Finance, was until recently a Managing Director at The World Bank.  Obiageli Ezekwisili is currently the Vice President for Africa at The World Bank. Mr Adebayo Ogunlesi is a first class graduate of Oxford, and Managing Partner of Global infrastructure Partner (GIP), a concessionaire of London’s Gatwick International Airport.
v  We take technology and expand it in ways those who created it could not have imagined. For instance, take the BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) which allows you to send broadcast messages to all addresses on your contacts list; Nigerians recently found a unique way of advertising the different businesses they do. Someone started a message highlighting the fact that many people in Nigeria are entrepreneurs or provide a service and included his BB PIN in the message and sent to all his contacts with the charge that they state the service they provide, include their PIN and send on to all their contacts too. This seemingly small campaign has gone “viral” with whole lists of entrepreneurs and their BB PINs being passed from phone to phone. This is a clear sign of the ingenuity of Nigerians!

v  Nigeria is the 7th most populous nation in the world (over 160 million) and most populous in Africa - a gold mine of energetic, determined and talented people in each and every field. From Lagos to Aba to Kano, the Nigerian business spirit and desire to succeed is visible. It requires just proper harnessing of these human resources before Nigeria becomes the super power she was meant to be.
v  Nigerians are passionate, friendly, welcoming, hospitable, and well cultured people. The average Nigerian reflects a combination of vivacity, intelligence, energy, talent, and resolution.
v  We are a nation of people that can hardly hide their excitement at seeing family and friends. Some misconstrue this thinking we are loud but let's just say we are EXPRESSIVE! If you see us on the streets of New York making a big ruckus and hugging? No sweat. We are just happy to see each other.

v  The Giant of Africa: Not ignoring the current challenges, eventually, when we get our act right, we will reign supreme on the global scene. We have the potential and as is much touted by the Warri people - "Naija no dey carry last"
v  The 'survivor-mentality' hard-wired into the DNA of Nigeria's people. The fact that against all the odds (and there are many of them), Nigerians continue to live, hustle and seek to triumph. It is not by mistake that Nigeria is regarded as one of the "happiest" countries in the world, despite its challenging economic and social conditions.
v  We are hardy. The average Nigerian does business under circumstances that are unimaginable to people from other parts. In a place where there is no power, no credit, and scant regulation, people do business and do very well for themselves too. If you can make it in Nigeria, you can make it anywhere in the world.

v  Nigeria is an amazing tourist haven and is home to the Obudu Cattle Ranch, located in Calabar. It is only 45 miles from the Cameroon border. The Obudu Plateau is spread over 40 sq. miles and is 5,200 feet above sea level. The Obudu resort features a Gorilla Camp where tourists may observe gorillas in their natural habitat.
v  Nigeria has two UNESCO world heritage sites, the Osun Osogbo Sacred Grove and the Sukur Cultural Landscape in Adamawa. UNESCO world heritage sites are places designated as being of cultural significance.
v  Nigeria has produced great footballers like Teslim “Thunder” Balogun (the first Nigerian to play for an English Club – QPR), Segun Odegbami, Muda Lawal, Stephen Keshi, Rashidi Yekini (who scored Nigeria’s first ever goal at the World Cup), Nwankwo Kanu, Austin 'Jay Jay' Okocha, John Mikel Obi, Osaze Odemwingie, to mention but a few.
v  Nigeria has excelled in athletics over the years, still holding continental records in the 100m men and women, 4x100m men and women, 400m men and women, among others. Over 100 skilled Nigerian professional footballers played in First Division leagues in different countries all over Europe in the 2010/2011 season, 9 in England; 8 each in Finland, Norway; 10 in Ukraine and 7 in Sweden.

v  Nigerians, despite our diversity are a united people who always strive to help one another. With 774 local government areas, multi religious and ethnic affiliations, 36 States, and population of over 160 million, we still stand undeterred to move forward together.
v  Even outside the country, Nigerians remain united. This gives a quiet assurance somewhat that you can get on a plane and go to any country of the world and find a Nigerian there who will not only make you feel welcome but will go out of their way to be of really good help. I have experienced this several times on my travels and each time it amazes me how all I need to be is a Nigerian, not Igbo, Yoruba or Hausa and once I run into another Nigerian, I will immediately feel at home.
v  Our greatest strength lies in our diversity.

The ‘419 Reasons to Like Nigeria’ Campaign is in partnership with ‘The 419Positive Project’.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Half Time...

The referee blew the whistle which signalled the end of the first half of the game. That brought the chase after the ball to a halt. All the players looking tired, walked sluggishly as they approached the dressing room entrance. It had been an engaging 45mins.
For the two teams, the tales were different. They had both sides of the coin each to themselves. This was a crucial game and as with other games, no one would be happy to lose. In fact they didn't fail to prepare so the issue of preparing to fail wouldn't come in here. The next 45 mins would determine who wins the trophy in this crucial final of the prestigious league
For the winning team, their coach's job is to ensure they sustain the victory and score more goals while keeping the lead and from his words he told his team " boys we can do more than this, we can keep our lead and ultimately win the league. We are 45 mins away from the title".
During this 15 minutes break, the coach reviews the last 45 minutes of the game with his players and they discuss the game plan for the second half, the strategy, the changes to be made which will ultimately ensure they win the game.
It is usually a closed door session, to keep journalists, fans and other people away. This usually avoids distraction and keeps the game plan of each team in the right hands.
For the other team, their game needs to change, they can’t continue to play the same way and expect different results. They need to do much more than they did in the first half; they can’t accept a defeat just yet. Their coach told them “It is not over until we win, if we accept our defeat now then we have failed, we have all it takes to win this game, we have come this far and we won’t give up. The next 45 mins will make a difference if we take the challenge. We are 45 mins away from the title”
Both teams took into cognisance that their rival is not resting on its hoarse
The 15 mins talk is over and its left for either of the teams to take the game. Its either they win or they lose.
This is the half of the year 2011. The last 6 months has been a crucial part of our lives, but more importantly, is what we do with the days ahead.
Goals that have been set can still be achieved, in career, family, relationships, business, etc. Like this game of football there is an opportunity to change the game and accomplish everything you have set for the year.

  • Review the past 6 months
  • Check the goals you have set
  • What does God want you to do?
  • Set new goals
  • Act!!!
In life, starting well is important but much more important than that is finishing well and strong

Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof; - Ecclesiastes 7:8

Monday, April 11, 2011

Google is My Friend!

On this faithful day, I got a message on my blackberry from RIM telling me I needed to revalidate my gmail account. Meaning something was wrong with my account or password.
I tried to reenter the password and after several attempts which proofed futile, I decided to try it on a PC and then it dawned on me that my goggle account was deactivated due to the unusual activities noticed on my account by Google.

I did not realise the consequence of not having access to my account until I remembered it warehouses my blogger account, reader, docs, picassa, youtube, etc.
Consequently, I checked my blog link and it was no where to be found. My Blog was deactivated. Does it mean all my posts were gone? My emails disappeared?

The only option I was left with is to reactivate by answering questions that will provide details that shows I am the real account holder after a few attempts to reset the password. Details like frequently emailed contacts, the date I opened the account, the Google services I used and the date I started to use them, my last login date for the services, etc. Sigh!
As much as I could, I provided the details and in a few minutes I was able to recover my account. on logging in I saw a message informing me my account was hacked from India and the details including the IP address of the hacker was also given. the hacker had attempted to send spam messages with my email when Google deactivated the account due to the suspicious activity.

The promptness of the response is one thing I would say amazed me cos Ive had similar issues with my Yahoo and Hotmail accounts. The Hotmail account remains unresolved till date.
My 4 year old Google account still had the simple password I had registered with so it made it easy to crack. So in your best interest secure you accounts with passwords that cant be easily hacked or compromised by having a combination of characters and symbols.
what more can I say Google is my friend.
Good to be back.


Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Though injustice thrives
The poor crushed by people with opportunities
the weak denied their strength
It wont last forever
tts just for a while

The day of reckoning comes
when the mute will learn to speak
The silent will regain their voice
They will break out of their comfort zones
Out of their cocoons
Out of their hiding places
Out of their timid faces

Demanding what belongs to them
Their God-ordained right of freedom
more like their birth right

They dust themselves
They wash their faces
take a bath
change their robes
wear nicely scented fragrance

They head in the path of redemption
Where they can exercise their capabilities
and explore possibilities
Till they are strong enough to sing the victory song

Monday, February 14, 2011

Love is...

Have you seen the movie- Fireproof? its about a firefighter who uses a 40 day love dare to save his marriage. Its a movie i'll recommend for anyone and everyone.
The theme song of the movie is also a Love song so I thought to share it with you.
- Adeolu

Love is not a place
To come and go as we please
It's a house we enter in
And then commit to never leave
So lock the door behind you
Throw away the key
We'll work it out together
Let it bring us to our knees

Love is a shelter in a raging storm
Love is peace in the middle of a war
If we try to leave may God send angels to guard the door
No, love is not a fight but it's something worth fighting for

To some, love is a word that they can fall into
But when they're falling out
Keeping that word is hard to do

Love is a shelter in a raging storm

Love is peace in the middle of a war
If we try to leave may God send angels to guard the door
No, love is not a fight but it's something worth fighting for

Love will come to save us, if we'll only call
He will ask nothing from us, but demand we give our all

Love is a shelter in a raging storm
Love is peace in the middle of a war
If we try to leave may God send angels to guard the door
No, love is not a fight but it's something worth fighting for

I would fight for you, would you fight for me?
It's worth fighting for.

Lyrics from elyrics

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A Life that counts...

I'm thankful for everything he has done in my life and the lives of people he has blessed me with. He has kept me, provided, sustained, protected, shielded, delivered, guided, nurtured me through the years. I thank God for my parents, my siblings, family and friends.
On my birthday last year I wrote a piece on a life that counts. Reflecting again on this
Life is not really lived unless it counts. It does not matter how long we have lived, but a true measure of living is how it counts; The values we have created, the things we have been able to do, the lives we have touched.
Birthdays are not only to number our days but to reflect on the days and apply our heart to wisdom.
This will give you a good picture of where you are coming from,where you are and where you are going.. but most importantly knowing who God wants you to be and becoming it.
Thanks for all the prayers, the presents, the calls, sms.bbm, facebook messages, tweets...God bless you real good
Say this today: "Lord make my life count"

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Stylish and Versatile Blog Award...

So I finnally put up my first post in 2011. I guess its not late to say Happy New year formally.I believe the year has been a great one so far. Its has been a mix of procrastination and being busy.
I was awarded the Stylish and versatile Blog award by Jaycee (LightherLamp)

The rules are as follows:
1. Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them in your post. -
2. Tell us 7 things about yourself.
3. Award 15 other bloggers.
4. Contact these bloggers and let them know that they have won.

Thank you Jaycee for the award and your inspiring posts.
Here are some random facts about me.

  • I can sing and I love listening to good music. I have recently found some contemporary gospel artist that i have fallen in love with. Some of them are Rebecca St James, Chris Tomlin, Barlow Girl, Brandon heath, Kutless.....just to name a few.
  • I love meeting people. If I have not met you, then we need to schedule that meeting :D
  • I love taking pictures...all i need is a camera I've got a large archive of pictures. I guess I inherited from my Dad. I currently working on getting a professional camera
  • I love to cook. Just name the meal I'll give u a good recipe.

I'll just go ahead and tag those I know have not done this

In Other News, My Birthday is in 2 days(31st). I really appreciate the presents that have come in. Its not too early to send yours too.

- Adeolu (NBB)
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