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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Breaking news!!

The Court of Appeal sitting in Owerri, the Imo capital, has declared APGA candidate, Mr. Alex Otti, as the winner of the recently held Abia governorship election and ordered him to be sworn-in with immediate effect.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Realistic Pencil Impression

realistic pencil drawing that inspires

This should be my last portrait display for the year. Yes, I still had time out of my busy schedule to design pencil portraits for my clients. It's nice "multitasking" reasonably, you know. I believe God that the best awaits us in 2016.

Subject: Mr. Ola 
Medium: graphite/charcoal pencils on paper 
Size: 16x20 inches 

I want to use this opportunity to appreciate all that gave me the opportunity to express my creativity by way of commissions. God bless you all.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Photo: Nigeria's Vice President as a school pupil

Inspirational photo of the Nigerian Vice-president, Prof Yemi Osinbajo as a pupil

Sitting with his eyes looking into the future is the Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo (1st from left - front row) as a pupil of Corona School. 

Who says dreams don't come true? Do not downgrade anybody you see on the streets, even a little kid because you never know the destiny God has hidden in their frame. 

Credit: Corona Schools, Lagos

Maintaining Balance: Life and Work

motivational story on family, life and work

Father was a hardworking man who delivered bread as a living to support his wife and three children. He spent all his evenings after work attending classes, hoping to improve himself so that he could one day find a better paying job. Except for Sundays, Father hardly ate a meal together with his family. He worked and studied very hard because he wanted to provide his family with the best money could buy.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Fashola calls for review of rent payment system in Nigeria

Minister for Works, Housing and Power, Mr. Babatunde Fashola has called for a review of the way Nigerians pay two years house rent whenever they seek to secure accommodation. He stated this at a recent press conference in Abuja. 
“The way we collect rent is something that must change. If we are collecting two years rent in advance from a salary that is going to be earned in arrears monthly, there’s an accounting mismatch. This is something many of us have experienced, you pay two years rent in advance money you haven’t earned.
Something is distorted somewhere in our accounting model. We must all resolve, property owners alike, that maybe if we changed the way we collected rent alone many houses that are unoccupied, will be occupied. I am inclined to think that if we just change the payment system for housing we will accommodate a significant number of people,” said Fashola.

Quote of the day

motivational quotes that inspire

What is withholding you from living your dreams? 

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Beware of this Mouse Trap

A mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife open a package. “What food might this contain?” the mouse wondered. He was devastated to discover it was a mousetrap.

Retreating to the farmyard, the mouse proclaimed the warning: “There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!” 

The chicken clucked and scratched, raised her head and said, “Mr. Mouse, I can tell this is a grave concern to you, but it is of no consequence to me. I cannot be bothered by it.”

Nigerian Newspaper Headlines

Take a look at what the papers in Nigeria are reporting today, December 15, 2015. To view the details, click on the headlines...


Monday, December 14, 2015

Woman gives birth to a baby girl after 17 years of barrenness

A certain woman was married for about 17 years without an issue. Beaten, battered and perplexed by her marital ordeal, she decided to seek divine intervention. 

In the course of her search, somebody advised her to attend Shiloh, an annual event organised by the Living Faith Church. At the program she caught a word that inspired her faith. 

To put this to work, she began calling things that be not as if they were. She called the unborn child by name, "Baby Flourish, it's time to take your bath" and would start bathing an imaginary baby, one she had not yet seen.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

FG Votes N500bn For Unemployed Graduates, School Feeding

Reports had it that President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday sent the Medium Term Expenditure Frame- work (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP) to the National Assembly with N500 billion voted to pay unemployed Nigerian graduates and feed school children amongst other social welfare programmes in the N6.07 trillion budget for 2016.

Buhari said “phased” social welfare programmes will be created to cater for a large population of the poorest and most vulnerable Nigerians upon the evidence of children’s enrolment in school and evidence of immunisation.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

There is nothing in the world you cannot be

There is nothing in the world you cannot be if you believe. We were meant to fly, not crawl through life sulking and begging as if that's all there is. 

Most of our limitations in life are self-inflicted. So it's time you shake them off! Dump those limiting thoughts in the dumpster. Say your prayers in morning, believe the good Lord has given you the things you asked. Move out in faith, make life happen. 

Monday, December 7, 2015

Nigerian Newspaper Headlines

Keep yourself abreast of happenings in the country and elsewhere as we look at what the papers are reporting this morning...


Unconditional Love

One day, a young guy and a young girl fell in love. But the guy came from a poor family. The girl’s parents weren’t too happy.

So the young man decided not only to court the girl but to court her parents as well. In time, the parents saw that he was a good man and was worthy of their daughter’s hand.

But there was another problem: The man was a soldier. Soon, war broke out and he was being sent overseas for a year. The week before he left, the man knelt on his knee and asked his lady love,

Friday, December 4, 2015

Police officer finds, returns woman's purse containing ATM cards with N200m in them & necklace worth N1.8m

Gestures such as this should be encouraged to inspire youths all over the country. This is the story of a Nigerian police officer, Edward Eze Onoriode, who returned a woman's purse with ATM cards containing N200m and a necklace worth N1.8 million. Read the details below...

"I was at Ikeja shopping mall two days ago on duty where I recovered a missing purse at the parking lot. The purse contained; some cash both local and foreign currencies, recharge cards worth about N2000, nine ATM cards, complementary cards, valuable documents, international passport, international and local drivers license, national ID card, voters card and a gold necklace.

China pledges $60billion to develop Africa

President of China Xi Jinping has pledged a $60bn zero-interest loan to Africa that will help in the development of the continent. He said this at the opening of the China-Africa Corporation Forum in Johannesburg this morning. He announced that China will train 200,000 technicians for Africa and also offer 40,000 training opportunities for Africans.

The Law of Garbage Truck

One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport. We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us.

My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded, and missed the other car by just inches! 
The driver of the other car whipped his head around and started yelling at us!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Nigerian Newspaper Headlines

Take a look at what the papers are saying in Nigeria today, December 3, 2015. To view the details, click on the headlines...

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Determination makes you unstoppable!

Have you been written off and seen as one that won't matter much in life? It's up to you to prove them wrong. Faith requires you taking steps even in the midst of uncertainties. If you are jobless, don't stay at home bemoaning your joblessness, move out and start something no matter how small. It won't be long before it becomes big. 

The true life story I'm about to share should inspire you to reject limitations life may have placed on you. With God on your side and persistent determination you will become unstoppable. Happy reading...

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