In Response to Stolen Mace in Nigeria


Today, some armed hoodlums led by suspended Senator, Ovie Omo-Agege, walked into the Senate plenary and seized the symbol of authority of the Upper Legislative Chamber, the mace.

This action is an act of treason, as it is an attempt to overthrow a branch of the Federal Government of Nigeria by force, and it must be treated as such. All security agencies must stand on the side of due process and immediately mobilise their personnel to retrieve the mace and apprehend the mastermind and the perpetrators of this act.

This action is also an affront on the legislature, and the leadership of the House has come to express their support against this action.

The Senate is now in an Executive session.

An updated statement will be released immediately after the closed door session.

Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi

Senate Spokesperson

Source: Premium Times

Gov. Fayose addresses the people of Ekiti for the New Year

NEW YEAR BROADCAST BY HIS EXCELLENCY, DR. PETER AYODELE FAYOSE, GOVERNOR TO THE PEOPLE OF EKITI STATE ON JANUARY 1, 2018.

Good people of Ekiti State,

I give thanks to the Almighty God for conducing this opportunity for me to address you on this significant milestone of a New Year 2018.
This milestone is significant to me, as you are aware, that this will be my last New Year address to you as Governor of Ekiti State. To God be the glory now and forever more.

I am grateful to you my good people of Ekiti State for giving me the rare opportunity to govern this State for a second term. It has afforded me the opportunity to consolidate on the achievements of the past and correct some erroneous impressions and deliberate mischiefs peddled against me towards the twilight of my first coming.

I thank our Royal Highnesses, Elder Statesmen, Community and Religious Leaders, Market Women, Artisans, Okada Riders, Members of the Transport Union who turned out enmasse to vote for me in the election that produced me as Governor, a second time, after eight years of forced exit.

I thank the Public Service, members of the Organized Private Sector, the Legislative arm of government, members of the State Executive Council and indeed the Judiciary.

I thank the Youth, Students and of course children for their demonstration of love and support for me as was witnessed during the last few weeks when I went round the State to give out Christmas and New Year gifts to our people.

In not too distant future, I hope to embark on a farewell tour of our State, to thank you all for the priviledge given to me to lead you.

My dear people, I have a sense of fulfillment as I proceed to complete the two tenures of my mandate. God has helped me to justify the huge confidence reposed in me.

I have opened up the horizon of Ekiti State from a rustic countryside to an emerging urban centre in the provisions of infrastructure notably in road construction, public buildings and socio economic transformation generally.

During my first tenure in office, I started the dualization of the Ado-Ekiti major motor ways. My government, during this second term, has been able to extend the dualization of roads to most of our Local Government headquarters.

The icing on the cake is the construction of the multibillion Naira 1.3km Ado-Ekiti overhead carriage which now links Fajuyi park, flying over the Okesa market to the Ojumose road axial.

I am also happy to remark that the public building projects which we started during my first tenure in places like the Government House, the State Secretariat and the Trade Fair Arena, to mention but a few, have continued with a new Governor’s office, a befitting complex for the Judiciary and a new residential apartment for the Speaker of the House of Assembly. My Government will complete these projects including the ultra-modern market in Ado-Ekiti.

The Adunni Olayinka Multipurpose Women Development Centre was built during this second tenure by my government to provide guidance and counseling and other support services for women and children.

We decided to name the edifice after a Former Deputy Governor produced by an opposition party to underscore our commitment to politics without bitterness.

Aside these monumental infrastructural projects, my government has also undertaken far-reaching human and human capital development programmes which has impacted positively as could be seen in recent rankings of Ekiti State performances in competitive national Examinations and other human development indexes. For instance, our State recorded the first position consecutively in 2016 and 2017 in the National Examination Council (NECO) assessments for Secondary Schools in Nigeria.

I have asked that these landmark achievements be put together in a compendium which shall be presented to the people of our State at the point of my exit.

On the other hand, my government has had a fair share of moments of challenges and travails. I should also thank my adversaries, including my virulent critics for expressing their views and perspectives on my person, my style and on my government.

I consider this as part of nation building as we cannot have same views and attitudes on issues of development and progress.

I have seen all attacks, jibes and vituperations as rights of individuals and groups to express themselves as guaranteed by the Nigeria Constitution.

Consequently, I owe neither grudge nor malice against anyone. My government had not for once intimidated, harassed or used the instrument of State against any real or perceived opponents. Instead, I have always believed in dialogue and the inclusion of all in governance.

Fellow citizens, the last few years of this government had not been very smooth. Ekiti State was not immuned from the consequences of the national economic recession besetting our country.

This together with the huge debt burden which we inherited from the administration of Governor Former Kayode Fayemi actually made it very difficult for us to meet up with certain basic obligations particularly in the payment of workers remunerations. We have however tried our best within the limits of available resources.

I like to put it on record that my administration did not commit this State to any indebtedness despite the financial challenges that confronted us. Let me also state that the Federal Government made available, a facility of N10 billion to each State of the Federation, for capital development.

This had been netted against our equitable shares from the Excess Crude Account (ECA). I am happy to state that the portion for Ekiti State had been judiciously deployed for monumental capital development projects including the Ado-Ekiti overhead road, the new Ado market among others.

We ran an open government by which the cross section of the populace is involved in the mobilisation and expenditure of public funds.

In the New Year, we shall continue in that same style and redouble our efforts as I do not want to leave Ekiti Government House as debtor of salaries.

I am not also unmindful of the yearnings and aspirations of our people in other arrears of government responsibilities but we can only do one thing at a time. The insufficiency of today will turn out to be abundance of tomorrow if we can improve on our efforts and dedication. Let us keep hope alive and continue to support government in all its endeavours.

During the out-going year, we took the bull by the horn by confronting headlong, security issues that confronted our State especially the menaces of abductors, kidnappers and cultists. Also we tackled the nefarious activities of cattle rearers. We have put in place appropriate legal and structural frameworks to silence those anti-social behaviours permanently. We have made significant progress along these lines.

I am sure that history and posterity will remember us for good in all these strides.

Good people of Ekiti State, let us enter the New Year with joy and gratitude to God. Let us renew our faith and hope in a better tomorrow. The greatest thing that has happened to us is the identity that we have in a State of our own.

Ekiti has been led by different leaders and Political Parties but the people remain the common denominator and will be able to discern their friends from pretenders. Now I belief you know the true patriots and lovers of this State.

It is time for us to have continuity and stability at the political front. We have lots of lessons to learn from Lagos State which has put its economic endowment in the hands of competent and stable managers over time, using the same political platform.

It is certain that continuity has the capacity to secure for us landmark and sustainable development.

I urge you all to support me and my party – the Peoples Democratic Party – to transit and produce the next leadership for this State. Economic and Social Development are veritable outcomes of very sound, consistent and stable political superstructure.

Once again, I thank you all for the journey so far while I look forward for more cooperation from you in the New Year.

Thank you, happy New Year and May God bless us all.

“Throw Away That Degree Otherwise You Will Die Poor” – Open Letter to Nigerian Youths

”Throw Away That Degree Otherwise You Will Die Poor” – Open Letter to Nigerian Youths” is a must read for all Youths in Nigeria.

Below is mind bugging open latter to Nigerian youths from “TIMOTHY REX GOMA”

Most of the educated people in Nigeria are poor. Majority of the educated earn less than N55,000 for a salary before tax and other deductions.

When the deductions are put into consideration, the net salary comes to around N50,000. The net salary then suffers from loan deductions of up to N15,000 leaving the salary at around N35,000. The landlord then demands for his N15,000 and monthly shopping takes away N10,000 leaving one with a N10,000.

The bus will demand for N300 going to and from work and relatives get another N2,500. The whole salary is gone and borrowed money starts operating. The borrowed money includes short loans and salary advances.

The difference between poverty and prosperity is property. A prosperous person has property to his name while a poverty stricken person has no property to show. Using this understanding, therefore, most of the degree holders are poverty stricken, borrowing money to buy chicken and chips, pizza, and a car.

The biggest excuse for getting paid such low amounts of money and having to sit and work for another person for 30 days is THE DEGREE that one possesses and that’s all.

This has made most of the degree holders very poor to poverty stricken and will die that way most likely. A degree holder does not know how to generate money unless that money is generated for the employer. A degree holder is so dependent on the salary that he can do anything to get a job but will not think of starting a business of his own to employ others.

Interesting Facts!

1. A degree holder is not prepared to sell chips but is very happy to work for hungry lion (companies).

2. A degree holder is not prepared to sell popcorn in the street but is very happy to work for Dangote outlet in the city and mum river-sides.

3. A degree holder is not prepared to sell second hand clothes but is very happy to be employed by Zenith Bank which the business of selling stocks and looking for customers in a scorching Sun.

4. A degree holder is not prepared to make N150,000 monthly doing his own business but is very happy to work at the till in a bank getting paid N25,000.

5. A degree holder is not prepared to start a company and grow it in two to three years but will spend three years searching for a job.

6. A degree holder is not prepared to sell food to students but will be happy to be reporting to a boss with no qualifications as Office Assistant as long as he is paid N30,000 for a salary.

7. A degree holder is so eager to get out of this country and work in another country than spend time to develop his own country.

8. A degree holder staying in a foreign land (Nigerian) is very keen to condemn Nigeria but never contributing to the development of this country.

9. A Nigerian degree holder would rather sweep the streets of London or USA than start a business to make money in her father land – others work in people’s homes doing some work (cleaners).

10. A degree holder in Nigeria will watch porn on his laptop but never sit to write a book using the same laptop to sell and make money.

11. A degree holder will blame the government for lack of jobs even after he was on government bursary for him to have his degree.

12. Nigeria is blessed with young people who have master’s degree and others are doctors in different technical fields such as IT and Engineering but all of them have failed to create a cartoon character or develop a movie from the same instead very happy to buy Tom and Jerry for their children thereby promoting American and UK.

A school I visit, there is a man that is of very humble background. He does not speak English but sells Coke, Fanta and Sprite at N80 each making a profit of N10 on each drink. He also sells chips at N50 making a profit of N17 on each portion. Not less than 80 students buy chips and a drink every single day. This means he makes a profit of N27 for a drink and chips and a total profit of N2,160 per day…every single day. In ten days he makes a profit of N21,600 in twenty days N43,200 and in thirty days N64,800.

The degree holder working in a bank at the till gets a salary of N45,000 every month.

Why are the degree holders poor?

Because they have decided to pride themselves in a degree and failed to think better than a man who does not have even a certificate to his name.

Degree holders spend their time liking articles on linkedIn and facebook but never have any care in the world to implement what they like. Poverty starts from the mind, a mind that just likes things but never to implement those things.

If you want to progress, keep that degree and start thinking better than someone without a degree. There’s no white collar Job anywhere bro!

Be prepared to get your hands dirty and work like an ox for your business. Your hard work will pay off.

Yours Sincerely. ..

100 days of President Muhammadu Buhari abroad: Nigerians didn’t vote for a fragile picture-posing foreign-based mannequin to be a President – Fani Kayode


President Muhammadu Buhari has been away from our shores for over 100 days in a stretch treating an undisclosed and mysterious illness in far-away London.

Since May 29th 2015 when he was sworn into office as President he has spent 350 of his over 740 days in power abroad treating the same strange ailment.

Those that demand that he should “resume or resign” are being attacked and brutalised by security forces and agents of the state.

The Buhari government is a murderous contraption that has no respect for human rights and civil liberties.

Charly Boy Oputa, Deji Adeyanju, Ariyo Dare- Atoye, Jude Ndukwe and other notable figures and leaders of the “Our Mumu Don Do” movement were brutalised and almost murdered by Buhari’s savage footsoldiers at Wuse Market in Abuja the other day simply because they dared to go on a demonstration and ask for the President to “resume or resign”.


If that had happened Nigeria would have exploded yet no arrests have been made and the government seems unperturbed.

Tension has gripped the land as we approach October 1st and the Nigerian people have expressed deep concern about what is unfolding yet all we are fed with on a daily basis are pictures of an ailing Buhari, posing like a fading and ageing Playboy model, holding court in London and granting audience to his friends, political associates, family members and loyalists.

The whole thing is not only inappropiate and undignified but it is also deeply insulting. Simply put it is sordid. The Nigerian people never banked on or voted for a fragile picture-posing foreign-based mannequin to be their President.

Meanwhile the world laughs us to scorn and mocks our nation as one in which even a walking corpse that is clearly suffering from dementia can lead and hold sway.

We are a nation in which an Acting President who is scared of his own shadow, who appears to have lost touch with his senses and who has forgotten the history and heritage of the people that he supposedly represents, has been reduced to a mere national co-ordinator and that is in the power of a faceless and tiny cabal of neo-nazi racists, religious bigots and power-hungry geriatrics.

The truth is that we are now a full-fledged dictatorship that is being controlled and presided over by a tiny cabal with a religious and ethnic agenda.

This, together with an unrelenting, though unsuccessful attempt, to demonise and crush the traditional opposition and silence all forms of dissent has resulted in the irresistable rise of powerful and well-organised secessionist and separatist groups such as the Yoruba Liberation Command (YOLICOM) and the Nnamdi Kanu-led Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

The fact that the Federal Government is incapable of encouraging national cohesion and integration but is instead saddled with a morbid obsession to try to destroy President Goodluck Jonathan and rubbish his excellent legacy speaks volumes.

The lies and propaganda of the Buhari administration are second to none. Simply put they are filled with deceit, deception, mendacity and hate.

They have sought to demonise and destroy more innocent Nigerians than any other Government in our entire history.

They have killed more innocent Nigerians than any other Government in our history outside of the civil war.

They have locked up more innocent Nigerians and subjected them to shameful and barbaric witchunts and media trials than any other civilian Government in the history of our country.

Under them murderous soldiers slaughtered over 1000 Shia Muslims in one afternoon in Zaria and buried them in mass graves.

Under them thousands of IPOB youths have been butchered by security agents.


Under them hundreds of thousands of innocent Nigerians have been raped, maimed, robbed and massacred by well-armed, well-funded and well-organised Fulani militias and herdsmen all over the country yet not one of the perpetrators has been arrested or brought to justice simply because they are members of the President’s ethnic group and they are his loyal footsoldiers.

Under them Boko Haram has resurrected, restored its fortunes and won back virtually all the territory that they had lost when President Goodluck Jonathan was in power.

Under them more Christians have been butchered and more Churches burnt down than any other Govermment in the history of Nigeria.

Under them northern youths have given a chilling quit notice to our Igbo compatriots to leave the north. They have also threatened them with genocide and mass murder if they fail to do so by Octobr 1st yet not one of those murderous youths has been aprrehended, questioned or arrested.

Under them a frightful and barbaric song has been crafted and is being shared and sang all over the north which openly calls for the ethnic cleansing and total elimination and annihilation of every Igbo in the country yet the song has not been outlawed or banned and its authors have not been arrested.

Under them a culture of silence and fear has been imposed on the Nigerian people and few are ready to risk life, limb and liberty by speaking truth to power or resisting and standing up to tyranny.

Under them the worst economic recession that we have ever experienced in our history has been established and the Nigerian people have been afflicted with pain, hunger, hardship, suffering, poverty, uncertainty and despair.

Under them cows (yes cows!) have taken over our city streets, schools and places of worship and the lives of cattle are deemed to have more value than that of human beings.

There is no gain saying that Buhari and his followers are not only a curse and a terrible affliction on our nation but they are also a very real danger to our unity as a people.

Their objective appears to be to turn Nigeria into a nation of quislings and vassals and a colony of pliant and cowardly slaves.

They refer to every northern Muslim that resists their evil agenda and that does not support them as a traitor and an infidel and they refer to every southerner and Christian as a slave and an unbeliever.

Their’s is the language of hate, violence and division and it must be condemned and resisted by all men and women of goodwill regardless of their faith and ethnicity.

More than any other Government in our entire history the Buhari administration has divided us along ethnic, religious and regional lines and they don’t appear to give a hoot about the implications of doing so.

As a matter of fact the contrary is the case: they appear to enjoy doing it and they feed on the dangerous divisions that they have created.


As regards Buhari himself, I have said it before and I will say it again: he is the darkness that seeks the darkness and the most divisive and destructive leader that Nigeria has ever known. He is the quintessential biblical Amalekite and the classical “troubler of Israel”.

The Bible says “the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel” and Buhari is cruel indeeed. As a matter of fact he is not human and he is incapable of exhibiting any form of genuine compassion or kindness.

He is a demonic incarnate. He is what the great writer and historian David Icke describes as “a shape-shifting reptilian” with sociopathic and psychopathic tendencies.

Cold-blooded and ruthless, he thrives in the shadows and he is led and guided by the dark spiritual forces and entities that brought him into this world to do havoc.

And like all reptilians, to maintain his human form he drinks human blood and eats human flesh.

Simply put he is a wicked and unrelenting sadist whose failures as President are glaring and manifest for all to see.

Worse of all, he hates the children of God and despises the forces of light. Malevolence is his forte and destruction is his delight.

He thrives on both and he feeds on the energy, essence, glory and souls of his innocent victims.

May the Ancient of Days deliver our country from his evil clutches and may the Lord of Hosts save us from those that regard and worship him as a living and cultic deity.

Permit me to conclude this contribution with the following.

So obsessed, so primitive, so provincial, so evil, so insensitive, so petty, so cruel, so crude, so paranoid, so deluded, so out of touch with reality, so reckless, so hateful and so obsessed with President Jonathan and the PDP is the Buhari Presidency that they went as far as to say that the great lady and former Minister of Information Mrs. Dora Akunyili was sent to her premature death and early grave because she was given a job by the former President.

Never in the history of our nation has such a vicious, nonsensical, baseless, malevolent and specious mendacity been pronounced by an official of the Federal Government.

One wonders whether Buhari and his minions have any shame? One wonders whether they have any respect for the dead?

One wonders whether they are not all suffering from dementia like Buhari is himself?

One wonders if they have any decency or humanity left in the deeper recesses of their antedeluvian and pyschotic souls?

Nevermind the fact that the statement was issued by a very junior staff of the Presidency who I gather is as much of a palm-wine guzzling low-life and woman of easy virtue as she is an ugly old drunkard: the truth is that she looks and reasons like a blood-swirling ritualist and the product of an incestuos union. Imagine having to come home to that every night?

Yet whatever she is, whatever she drinks, whatever she smokes, whoever her parents are, whichever poor soul she goes home to every night and however repugnant her looks may be the fact remains that what she has said is morally reprehensible.

It is also a clear reflection of the callousness, the grave psychological degeneration and the deep intellectual bankruptcy of the Buhari administration.

Whatever Buhari and his minions may feel about Jonathan, the People’s Democratic Party or anyone else they should please leave Dora Akunyili out of it because this profoundly good lady that brought joy to the hearts of so many is not here to speak for or defend herself.

They should allow this great daughter of Nigeria who was not only my colleague in the Obasanjo administration over ten years ago but who also served our nation honorably and creditably through the auspices of no less than three PDP President’s and Federal Governments to continue to rest in peace.

Buhari and his staff talking about Dora is like the the devil talking about an angel. They are not fit to mention her name or to lick the bottom of her shoes.


Apply and Win: Strive Masiyiwa to give $100000 to two young entrepreneurs in Africa


Strive Masiyiwa is one of the leading Entrepreneurs in Africa. He is the Founder of the Econet Group. Strive Masiyiwa, born 1961, has been in business since 1986. He has been of help to several young African Entrepreneurs in the World. He is most suite for on Facebook as regards Entrepreneurship. Strive Masiyiwa is to give $100000 to two young Entrepreneurs in Africa. Apply and Win.

Strive Masiyiwa, Nigeria, Africa, Entrepreneurs

Today, his post again, gained so much reactions as he declares to give two outstanding Entrepreneurs $100,000 each.

Find his post as posted by him below:

Now for some news you’ve been waiting for…
__Who will work for me in January?

Next week we’ll finally launch the competition to choose two people who will be the inaugural Kwesé Entrepreneur Fellows. Working from the Kwesé offices in Johannesburg, they’ll win an opportunity to interact with me and some of my team on a daily basis.

These two people (one of whom must be a woman) will also be given an opportunity to pitch for a $100,000 investment into their idea (business or social).

(We hoped to get started earlier this year, but putting together a process has not been easy because we’ve all been very busy!)

Anyway, in preparation let me tell the people who are interested in participating, they must appreciate that it will be a very rigorous process!


Anyone can win (they don’t have to be university graduates or highly educated, or even have an existing enterprise of their own). We are interested in someone who is very hard working, methodical and diligent.

The eventual two winners will be selected by followers on this platform acting as a “Shark Tank” type panel, who will then (like investors) vote for whom they think I should give $100,000.

Contestants will be taken through a two-stage process in which they must show complete knowledge about Kwesé services, based on what I have said about them, and what is on all our websites. They will need to have a very good understanding of Kwesé programming. You don’t have to own a decoder to have such knowledge as all the information is on our websites and Apps.

If a participant gets to Stage Two by passing the programming test (a series of four quizzes over several weeks) then they will then be required to prepare a pitch on their own business or social enterprise in a short video.

If you or someone you know is interested, they can begin right away to prepare for Stage One. The information on the quizzes is available to those who can study and answer questions (which will be posted regarding on knowledge from these three websites and apps):

# Kwese.com
# Kwese.Espn.com
# Kwesefied.com
# Kwesé app
# Kwesé Free Sport app

People who have Kwesé decoders can also participate in this competition by going to the Kwese.com website where the questions will be posted.

# Remember anyone can answer these questions. You don’t have to be in Africa to participate. You can attempt from anywhere in the world. And if you win, we will bring you to Africa!

We will pay the full cost of tickets and accommodation during the two week stay with our organization.

Let the battle begin!

End.

I believe you can win this. Apply and Win as Strive Masiyiwa to give $100000 to two young entrepreneurs in Africa. I hope this post is helpful. Good luck.


Unbelievable: 88% of Nigerian Doctors Regret Studying Medicine


A Nigeria Based Doctor got over 200 Reactions after posting that 88 percent of Nigerian doctors regret studying medicine. CloudGossips gathered some of the hilarious comments below.

“Because Native doctors are taking up their places!” 

People asking why, why not? Nigeria frustrates the hell out of doctors. Nigeria is the hell specially tailored for doctors.

Well!
Maybe 88% of medical students should withdraw and read marketing, instead😊

As a medical student in the 1990s most Govt hospital users had issues with the attitude of Health workers, in 2017 same attitude have not changed!
you are more likely to see a consultant in his private clinic than in Govt Hospital even during working hours!

Very correct!

My hubby is a medical doctor and I can tell you that for sure. They are always working, hardly enjoys the money they make .

People around them enjoy their money.

When you enter into a profession with no empathy but cash gains in mind and secondary school certificate holder is your policy maker and richer, bros the tendency is for one to feel frustrated.

Worse if you’re employed by the government.

The work environment, the health policies and doctors trainability are contributory factors.

Our problem is that as a country we have never bordered to create a health system, we have just clubbed together a Doctor centered health arrangement that places enormous pressure on doctors when there is absolutely no need for that. The Doctors we have here have also in the quest to remain the focal point assumed other extra responsibilities.
Go to the Teaching Hospitals you see doctors wasting time on cases that are best left to the health centers!

what is a patient with uncomplicated malaria doing in teaching hospital? Immunization in Teaching hospital, Family planning in tracing hospital even routine uncomplicated ante Natal care in teaching hospitals!

The system has completely failed. The exams are designed to make you fail. Bleak future for young doctors. The govt grossly underpays u. No career progression for those already employed. The older colleagues are frustrating u. Other healthcare staff are hostile. The patients are ungrateful. It’s a mess.

Medicine is a nice course ,but 96% of aspirants & doctors see the course as a meal ticket..

2 reasons!

1, They forgot, is a humanitarian profession and focus too much in making money.

2, Operating without equipments

Catch 22!

Only a person with strong humanitarian streak would operate even without proper equipment to save a life…. he could have just said “I’ve got nothing to work with, sorry I can’t help you”… but he doesn’t, instead he makes the best out of a bad situation hoping for the best. … as for the money part,my guy have u tried having a child outside the country  (UK  is an exception though) U’ll pay thru ur arse with no unequivocal guarantees… do you know any doctor who works for Govt whose earnings is anywhere close to oil company workers… ? My guy if money was the primary motivation, I would have studied engineering, I’m sure my brain can handle that….

Yeah !!!They forgot it is humanitarian service. Just as house rent is humanitarian,  food  from the market is humanitarian,  transportation is humanitarian,  children school fees is humanitarian,  electricity bill etc is humanitarian. I will tell that to my mechanic tomorrow when I go back again to fix my 12 years old car.

Kindly disallowed breast Cancer surgery , I have the cure with natural trees roots and leaf , within 2 weeks its heal permanently

5 Things You Must Avoid if You Want to Build a Sustainable Business in Africa

Are you a startup in Nigeria or African Continent? You wouldn’t want to make the same mistakes past business owners make. That’s why we I have compiled 5 Things you must do if you want to build a sustainable business in Africa. Don’t worry, you don’t need to pay for this *winks*.

Business mistakes

1. Avoid Poor Succession Planning

Africans commonly don’t prefer to contemplate things like death, hardship, etc.
While no one would wish for incident or demise, they’re some of life’s dangers and substances. Also, we should dependably consider, and get ready for them. In any case, while human life is limited and helpless against death and disaster, a business can “hypothetically” live for eternity.

In reality, making arrangements for progression doesn’t need to be intense and convoluted, as most business people think. The mystery is to make the conscious decision, and start the procedure early.

The best time to discover a successor with the correct level of duty, vision and energy to lead a business past the lifetime of the organizer isn’t the point at which the originator resigns or is on his/her deathbed.

Finding the correct successor to steer of a business is a cognizant, think and ascertained process (or choice) that ought not be left to shot, or crisis or circumstances.

All things considered, the prior the procedure of succession arranging is begun in the life of a business, the better.

2. Small Business Thinking and Inability to Prospect in Business Expansion

Quit Thinking Small, You Too Can Become Great By Choice There’s no wrongdoing in beginning little.

Most organizations begin little. Frequently, the mix-up is remaining little and disregarding potential outcomes for development. Numerous African organizations stay little all through the lifetime of the organizer. What’s more, I think one key purpose behind this is many organizers in Africa think little.

What stops that little corner shop from turning into a national or worldwide establishment? Why can’t that prevalent neighborhood item or administration that you give turn into a national brand?

Did you realize that Coca-Cola was at first created as a patent solution; a remedy that guaranteed to cure morphine compulsion and cerebral pains? This dim hued drink, created by a neighborhood drugstore proprietor in 1885, has now turned into a tremendously fruitful worldwide brand – an easygoing beverage that now epitomizes fun, companionship and refreshment!

By preparing to stun the world, the conceivable life expectancy of your business naturally increments. Development and extension are goals that could take a few eras to fulfill, and grasping this vision can wipe out foolishness and increment your mindset of conceivable outcomes.

The best part: thinking little – like planning for an impressive future – costs nothing. Do what needs to be done!

3. Lack of structure and business frameworks

One key quality of fruitful Sustainable organizations, particularly those that have existed through a few eras, is the presence of a reasonable structure and business frameworks that assistance the business to work viably.

Structure is basic to each well-run business since it gives arrange, allots duties regarding key exercises, and enhances responsibility. Actually, numerous African organizations can’t work freely of the organizer.

For instance, if the organizer is away for any reason, or inaccessible to sign checks, providers and workers may not get paid on time. In the event that she doesn’t OK a give, it’s probably going to fail to work out. His inclusion in the business is regularly so central and too personal that it hinders everything.

Business frameworks are likewise imperative. What number of medium-sized organizations in Nigeria really have approaches and methods that oversee everything from enlistment, representative direct, fund and bookkeeping, among others?

What number of organizations really stay up with the latest records of their exercises, including complete data about operations, accounts, exchanges, clients, providers, representatives and everything else?

It’s not shocking then that the most basic data and records concerning most organizations are housed in the leaders of their originators. They appear to be the main ones who know where everything ought to be and how the business should run.

With this sort of ‘composed mayhem’, it’s practically difficult to bear on a business when the almighty founder is all of a sudden inaccessible.

4. Incognizant in regards to business patterns and changes

Another solid component of organizations that last past an era is their capacity to adjust. In a universe of continually evolving markets, customer patterns, socio-political impacts and by and large disruption, adaptation is a key strength of organizations that will survive today and later on.

It’s a basic govern; adjust or pass on!

Numerous organizations assume that they’ve discovered a recipe for progress that will stay viable for a thousand years. Enormous lie.

Business people are regularly excessively centered around maintaining their organizations that they don’t set aside the opportunity to investigate the separation to think, distinguish present and future dangers or dangers that could essentially influence their business, or more regrettable still, show them bankrupt.

In the present globalized and interconnected world, one troublesome thought or business in a faraway nation can absolutely change the scene of your industry or market so quick you may never discover an opportunity to think or plan.

Investigating the future, and watching changes and patterns in both the nearby and worldwide commercial center has turned out to be progressively imperative for African business visionaries and organizations. With a developing number of remote organizations and brands growing their impression in Africa, even little family-possessed corner shops and neighborhood organizations may not be saved.

To get by in this season of quick change, business visionaries should be liberal and must not underestimate everything. Not at all like a couple of decades back, no business is too enormous to come up short nowadays. One minimal obscure startup could have your business for lunch in case you’re not set up to adjust.

Among a few others, über is one run of the mill case of a remote problematic thought/business that is changing the scene of business crosswise over Africa – urban transport, for this situation. Gradually, über is gobbling up the piece of the overall industry of customary city taxis crosswise over Africa, and giving new chances to anybody to enter the market.

My advice: stay up to date about improvements in your market and industry, both locally and all around. Search out creative ways and advancements to make your business run all the more proficiently; make your items and administrations more profitable; keep your representatives submitted and compelling; and enhance the fulfillment of your clients.

5. A predominant “way of life” attitude

The business reasoning of the normal African business person In this piece of the world and achievement of a business is frequently observed by numerous business people as an order to shore up their way of life. Favor cars and homes, globetrotting, costly apparel, luxurious spending, and extravagant presentations of riches are very normal.


The primary is distraction. The reserves you’re utilizing to shore up your way of life can really be committed to enhancing and growing the business into a significantly greater achievement. Those assets could likewise be utilized for key ventures that broaden or merge the business, making it more grounded and stronger. In this way, utilizing continues from the business to praise your “prosperity” is truly an indication of little considering.

The second is you’re sending the wrong signals to your representatives and potential successors. Individuals are viewing. In the event that you treat the professional an ATM, it will be truly hard for any other person to deal with the business with perseverance and judiciousness.

On the off chance that we see a business as an advantage that ought to be supported and extended past our lifetime, possibly we wouldn’t do our best to drain the life out of it, or simply consider it to be an apparatus to serve our way of life needs.

Bringing together everything…

Africa can have its own IBMs, Coca-Colas, Fords and Nestlés. In any case, it won’t occur by possibility. Business visionaries on the landmass need to take fast, consider and ascertained strides to explore the barricades and dangers I’ve imparted to you in this article.

Nigeria has a few exceptional items that can possibly wind up noticeably worldwide brands and manufacture universal companies. While they could end up noticeably worldwide brands all the same, with or without African business people, we should can pull this off ourselves.

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Angry Letter To The Nigerian Youth (5): Our National Destiny Lie In Your Hands

Dear Nigerian Youth,

Looking around the contraption called Nigeria should bring you to tears and evoke outrage within your circle. You should tear your clothes and pour ashes on your head as you seek to be part of the solution but rather you’re part of the problem. When you should be seeking answers, you’re a significant part of the question. I have watched and read in utter dismay- not shock as you can’t shock me anymore- as one group of youth after another celebrate their looters and oppressors. “In youth we learn, in age we understand”, said Marie Von Ebner but I wonder if you learn anything at all. You fight for your looters and oppressors when you should fight against them. Is it any wonder then that Herbert Hoover said “Older men declare war but it is the youth that must fight and die”?

You are like Jether in Judges 8 verse 20 : “And he said unto Jether his firstborn, Up, and slay them. But the youth drew not his sword: for he feared, because he was yet a youth”. You’re unable to draw up your sword and that is why the sword is drawn against you. You never stand up to fight for the salvation of your land and future. You constantly praise those you should erase. You easily destroy the few among you who are men of ideas. You pull down those who seek to pull you up. You fight for everyone except yourselves. You have a morbid hatred for self. You’re a willing tool in the hand of those who destroy your common patrimony. You are very fearful instead of being feared.

Let’s talk about the future, your future : a shopping centre abroad will be using computer vision, deep learning algorithms and sensor fusion to ensure you walk in, shop and just go away with your items without staying on a queue but here in 2016 Nigeria you even stay on queues to cash your own money and buy essential commodities. France has built a 1,000km solar road where cars drive on solar panels but we can’t even finish reconstructing Lagos-Ibadan expressway. By next year, there will be the first human head transplant by an Italian neurosurgeon but polio and Lassa fever has staged a comeback in this clime. By 2020, while others will be able to switch off their fat cells and eat anything they want without the fear of obesity while people die in Nigerian IDP camps because of malnutrition. Samsung will release foldable smartphones next year while your leaders grapple with production of pencils. In 2017, the robotic chef arm that can cook up to 2,000 recipes will be launched but in Nigeria we still source for cooks from Akwa Ibom and Cross River States.

While touch responsive prosthetics which will enable people who have been amputated have a sense of touch and can be controlled will be available from next year in the civilized world, Nigeria still gropes in the dark and some of her institutions carry out surgeries using candles and lanterns. The US Army is working on a tactical assault light operator suit which will provide fire, shock and ballistic protection to its soldiers but Nigerian soldiers are fainting because of hunger on battle fronts. Bangladesh, a country that is also considered as developing and has one of the worst flooding problems in the world has about 100 boat schools with each one having internet access, a library and is solar powered. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso has been under lock for seven months because two Nigerian states with the same tribe and language can’t agree on funding and ownership.

You use social media for every imaginable evil contraption but you can’t rally it for social good. A little while ago, some students from various universities in Pakistan aged 21-26 came together to find solutions for 13 water- and sanitation-related problems facing their community by using web-based and mobile applications for water and sanitation. You come together only to share memes of your political enemies, wail or hail on social media. Israel has an official twitter handle that has an average of five posts a day highlighting various topics from archaeological discoveries to technological breakthroughs in the country. The United Kingdom official twitter channel tweets links to what Brits are doing all over the world in the fields of human rights and medicine and what foreign officials are up to abroad. Nigeria has just launched an app that has one of its features as opportunity for all Nigerians to bid for government contracts. They know that is the only thing that interests you.

You are worse than the people you seek to replace. You are to be feared more than the people you complain about. Nigeria is a huge criminal enterprise and you are co-facilitators. Your traducers understand you more than you understand yourself. They know your god is your belly and you are a slave to your selfish desires. Your ambition is very lowly and you have a price. That is why they easily recruit you as e-rats and touts. For a morsel of pottage, you can mortgage your future because you belong to the lineage of Esau. You are unwilling to pay the price for liberty and freedom. You are unable to sacrifice for the future you so much talk and dream about. You want power served to you a la carte.

102 years after amalgamation and 56 years after independence, youths 35 years and below constitute about 70% of the total Nigerian population. Those between 15-35 years are about 70 million. Nevertheless, you are the most unproductive youth population ever. We have the most ignorant set of youths ever in the history of this nation. People blame the Minister of Youth and Sports but Solomon Dalung is just a reflection of the average Nigerian youth. Like the Minister, like the Nigerian youth.

Another year has slipped by and the Nigerian state is now worse than ever. Armageddon beckons. You represent the very last chance to salvage the ship of state if you can morph into a very virile force that accurately determines the direction of our common destiny. The old order has shown it cannot do better. Two generations should not wallow in misfortune, says a Nigerian proverb. Will your generation get it right at all? Will you listen to the voice of reason and leverage on your numbers to save all of us? You can register a new political party. Or form a critical mass or pressure groups in an existing one. Set up accountability groups across local governments and states. Participate actively in the political process. Identify some young outliers and rally round them so as to get them to political office. Create jobs. Be contributors to the economy. Start an NGO. Find a good cause and support it. No one will give you power on a platter of gold. You have to grab it.

Stop talking. Start doing. Now.

Bayo Adeyinka is the author of “The Angry Letter” Series. You can read the previous angry letters here:
1. Angry Letter To The Nigerian Youth goo.gl/K1Lxow
2. Yet Another Angry Letter To The Nigerian Youth goo.gl/Ipmwkg
3. Angry Letter To The Nigerian Youth (3): The Future Is Here With Us  goo.gl/5oWqsg
4. Angry Letter To The Nigerian Youth (4): Please Marry A Lazy Woman goo.gl/RT8cSE

Youth Arise: A Movement of Ordinary Nigerians Doing Extraordinary Things

After reading this communique, I felt a strong force in me to support the vision with my blog and I decided to offer CloudGossips for the propagation of the Vision.

Read the communique below and get inspired.

COMMUNIQUÉ ISSUED AT THE END OF THE YOUTH ARISE MEETING HELD AT YARD 158, OREGUN, LAGOS ON 17TH DECEMBER 2016.

The meeting started at about 5:15 Nigeria time with taken of the second stanza of the national anthem as the opening prayers. The meeting was moderated by Babajide Kolawole from Ekiti State Nigeria.

Attendance during the meeting was a total number of 29 members who came across the states of Nigeria especially the South West, South South and Niger Delta. Jide Kolawole appreciated the members who came from Uyo, Benin and Delta State for their nation building sacrifice. Mr Kayode Osunnubi from Ogun State briefed the meeting about the imperative, ideology and the vision of the movement.

In his briefing, he x-rayed leadership in all African nation and gave the average age of African leaders to be 65years, he posited that leadership has failed in Africa especially Nigeria and that the older generation has had their share in leading the nation and has proved beyond doubt that they lack the ideas, zeal and patriotism to build a great nation.

Hence, the youth being the larger percentage of the nation must rise from their slumber and decide to rescue the nation from valley of bad governance. He emphasized that youth must come together irrespective of their religion, ethnicity and educational background to wrestle with the nations principalities and power to get our nation back from the backward thinking leaders that has seized the instrumentalities of power for a long period of time without any record of achievement.

He concluded that Youth Arise 2019 is not a platform formed by ambition or personal interest but a front for a more calculated youth participation with a vision not to support old politician but to support and front the introduction of young Nigerians with great idea, passion, strength, patriotism and zeal to deliver leadership devoid of personal interest but greatly motivated by the interest of the people and the mindset of heralding a great revolution of the mind that will change the political landscape of the country.

Olawale Kadri from Ekiti State was called by the moderator to brief the meeting on where we are. In his response he maintained that the nation has been

dragged into an abyss of humanistic regression through visionless and purposeless leadership and we have only two options to choose from, either to seat down and continue to watch while complaining and wailing especially on the social media or stand up and fight to bequeath of children a better nation. He said that we have decided to back our words with action and the revolution is already starting. He posited that since we don’t have the weapon to win a war, we can win an election if we strategically position ourselves to wrestle power and connect with all other youths in the country.

He said we are more than them, and we can win them (referring to the old generation leaders) Currently we are extending the movement to our friends across all other geo-political zones and the report has been overwhelming, he stressed that Kano and Abuja comrades who believed in the ideas and ideology of the movement has started mobilizing and we shall start visiting each state to meet with other young Nigerian with the intention of extending the frontiers of the movement.

Kolawole Babajide buttressed further that while we are creating awareness and meeting people to extend the frontier of the movement, we’ll continue to engage in value addition activities by training the youths, educating them and empowering them to be self reliance through skill acquisition programmes and solution focused event.

The floor was opened for opinion and good will messages and members gave suggestions and opinion to move the organization forward.

DECISION EXTRACT:
1. That Youth Arise must engage in mass awareness and extension drive through communication of the movement ideology, ideas, vision and programmes to the larger society
2. Visitations to States where youth has shown interest starting from Oyo State, Abuja and Kano in the first quarter of next year.
3. That campus activation of revolutionary mind must start in earnest.
4. That we must always publicly identify with the yearnings and aspiration of the people through our actions and programmes.
5. That personal interest must not be our driving force but the general interest of the Nigerian people through provision of policy alternatives and outline a blue print for the movement in preparation for leadership.
6. That a social media platforms be created to further acclimatize people with our ideology, ideas and visions.
7. That we must engage every means possible to support the not too young bill until it becomes law
8. That consultation to join a political party where we can build together must start in earnest as we cannot get political power without political platform. However such platform must be a platform where we’ll join in building from the scratch as youth may not be able to compete with the money bags, corrupt Nigerians and old generation in all the already established political parties.
9. That we must get a legal consultant to handle our litigations
10. That we must be ready to sacrifice all for the revolution ahead as it may means some night in police net, some bullets in some chest and some days, month, years in the jail.

The meeting therefore collapsed into round table get to know better and discussions. The meeting was adjourned till a date to be announced and in Ibadan, Oyo State, after adjournment motion had been validly moved.

Please note this is not a minute of the meeting but a communiqué and decision extract.

Signed: All members present.

N/B: More pictures shall be added as we await the photographer

Recession: Nigerians regret voting Pres. Buhari said former APC member


Following the declaration by the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS that the nation’s economy has gone into recession, social critic and former All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship aspirant in Benue state, Mr. Nath Apir has stated that Nigerians are currently regretting voting for President Muhammadu Buhari at the last general elections.

Apir who spoke Thursday, in Makurdi, lamented that the APC led government had failed to do the needful to sustain the level of economic growth recorded by ex-President Goodluck Jonathan-led administration.

Buhari presides over FEC meeting in State house Buhari presides over FEC meeting in State house Buhari
He said, “during the last administration. Our economy was performing above average. This government came in and because every government comes in to fix the problems of the previous government. It took Presidemt Buhari six months to appoint Ministers in a country where, whether rightly or wrongly was rated by the World Bank and the IMF as Africa’s largest and number one economy. We did not get that rating through bribe.

“On coming to government it behoved this administration to inflate the tyres that were low on air pressure, grease those bearings that needed to be oiled so that we don’t grind to a halt just like we are in now.

“Our country is in shambles, the people can hardly feed, the Naira has crashed to over N400 to the Dollar. They talk of recovering money from looters and we have not seen where the monies have gone to. Where exactly are the three or five key pillars of the economic policies of the APC government?

“Agree that there are issues of militancy in the south south, other governments also faced same challenge. Buhari came in with a military mentality to crush them. Look, civilized people negotiate, they don’t do that because they are weak. They do that beacuse they know that you cannot go forward in a situation of crisis and chaos.

“He has just aggravated our economic situation in the country. Six months no Minister and the country was drifting and has not recovered till today and he has brought us to this level. Nigerians are regretting voting Buhari, that is the truth.

Continuing, Apir said, “all his policies had been anti corruption, by the time he came in as military ruler in 1983 we resorted to the purchasing of essential commodities. We are back to that vicious circle. We are back to anti corruption war without real economic policies.

“Let me tell you, western countries are neck deep in corruption. Don’t be deceived, they have been receiving stolen monies from Africa without questioning the sources of such wealth. Today we are asking for the return of those monies and they are asking for proof that the monies are our own when they did not ask the alleged thieves where they got the monies from.

“These are basic things we should know, they use the monies to develop their economies. President Buhari’s war on corruption is excellent and I support it, but he must not use his anti corruption war to destroy the country’s economy.

“He should strengthen institutions to fight corruption. You want to fight corruption go after bankers, permanent secretaries as well, don’t just go after only highly exposed political people. These people cannot transfer monies without the banks. Permanent secretaries are the accounting officers of their offices. How come they are not being held to account.

“The economy is in shambles and he has no solution. The experience of the Finance Minister is low. Who is running this economy. You cannot assemble a group of yes sir people and expect good results. No one to challenge you. An educated man said, ‘we are all ignorant of everything except in that which we know’, that is why you need great minds around you as a leader. So our country is in recession, though I’m not surprise because we had same in 1983 to 1985.

“Who is running this economy? As a President he is looking at a maze but you cannot read or lead the economy inside that maze without anybody interpreting it to you, it’s a matrix. Buhari has to reorganize his administration, he has to push out those who obviously have no business in the government, corrupt and inefficient people are everywhere in this government they must leave now to save our country.”