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|Business / Re: The Laws Of Money by fuzek: 10:01am On Sep 17|
THE LAWS OF MONEY
Here I wish to begin to give you some appetizers on the laws of money. Let’s start the journey:
1. The First Law of Money that I wish to expound with you today is – MONEY IS NOT MEANT TO BE SPENT.
The first instinct of uninformed men when it comes to money is to spend it and that is the proof that they are uninformed. It is also a proof of why they will never really become wealthy. Some people even say, what is money meant for, if not to be spent.
People who understand money and its laws will tell you that when you are given a hundred dollars, you are only permitted to spend a hundred dollars when the original hundred dollar has made at least three times its original value. So if you are given a hundred US dollars and you have not found a way to multiply it or put it to work, so that it will produce for you three hundred dollars, you are not entitled to spend the original hundred dollars. If you do that and indiscriminately spend the money that comes into your hand, it shows that you will never really become wealthy.
Many people ask me, how then do I pay my bills and meet my needs? To the informed that is easy; out of the hundred dollars that came into your hand, put thirty dollars to work so that in the next few months or maybe a year or more, that thirty percent will keep on working for you. Because that one hundred dollars keeps on working for you, it is returning the original hundred dollars and more to your pocket. I am talking about increase and multiplication.
The mistake poor people make is that they see rich people buying and using flashy stuff and they want to copy them. The poor man only sees the luxury of the rich, not the laws that brought him there. Since the poor do not know or are aware of the mechanism that is working for the rich, they are not aware that the rich man is only spending after many returns have come back on his dollar. Rich people don’t spend the original capital they have, they only spend the overflow.
On the other hand, the poor man sees the luxury of the rich and rushes to become like him and throws away the initial meager amount of money in his hands. Some people even do worse, they don’t just spend the little money in their hands, they go ahead and borrow or spend in installments what they have not yet made. That way these people perpetually not only become poor, but slaves to the rich people since they have to keep on going to work for them so as to pay for their debt.
Meanwhile, those rich men that the poor men are copying have already built companies, factories, stores, where the poor man eventually goes to spend the little money he has in his hands. So as soon as the rich men pay their poor workers their salaries, they have already built outlets where the poor men immediately rushes to go spend this money, returning this money into the pocket of the rich.
A good help in the service of the rich is the advertisement industry. This becomes an effective manipulator of the poor man to go and part with his hard earned money, back into the pockets of the rich. Thereby, leaving the poor poorer and the rich richer. (More on this in my book, “Money Won’t Make You Rich”)
2. The Second Law of Money that I wish to share with you today is that – MONEY MUST BE RETAINED. The ability to retain money that comes into your hands is one of the greatest qualities of a future millionaire. What does that mean? What I mean is that whenever you are given a hundred dollars, money acts like God. Money dictates to you its wishes. Once the hundred dollar comes into your pocket, money begins to dish out to you instructions on how you must obey its command by going to spend it. This is what made Jesus call money a god – Mammon. Because money acts like God.
God gives out commandments. God commands. God orders. Money does the same things. Money desires to be obeyed just like God desires to be obeyed. So when money comes into your hands, immediately, the spirit of mammon begins to exact its authority and claim its authority over you. By retaining the money in your hand however, you are declaring your liberty and freedom over the God of mammon. You are thereby proclaiming your own independence over the spirit of greed, anxiety and lust.
If you could take a hold of the money and put it down not looking at it and not obeying its dictates by running out to spend it, you have just turned the tables on the god of mammon. You are telling money that it is no more your Lord. You’re asserting your authority over the power of money by telling it, I can have you here and not spend you because I am the one in charge. I tell you money what I want to do with you, you don’t dictate to me. I only obey the dictates of my Lord and Master Jesus Christ. That is how you break free from the power of money. Remember that money is a good servant, but a bad master.
The ability to retain money enables you to become the master of money and mammon. You stop being its slave and you assume the rulership over it. Ladies and gentlemen let me tell you why this is important. It is only the man that has mastered the act of retaining money that can calmly dispense that money to judicious use. When you already have victory over money, only after that can you begin to hear the voice of God, the leading of the Spirit, because when the voices and dictates of money stop coming to your ear, another voice comes, the voice of the Holy Spirit that begins to lead you to where you can judiciously spend that money because God only speaks in stillness and calmness.
You must stop listening to the voices and dictates of mammon before you can begin to distinctly differentiate and hear the voice and the leading of the Holy Spirit. He will lead you where to invest, He will lead you where to save, He will lead you to the right people, He will give you the understanding of the right area of business to invest in, etc.
You must be able to prove to mammon that you have the will power to ignore it, bypass it and disregard its dictates. Only the person who has been able to do this can dominate and subdue money. Once you stop taking its orders, it now begins to take your orders. When you stop being at its service, money now begins to come to your service.
3. The third law of money that I would like to share with you today out of about 25 that I have is – ANY AMOUNT OF MONEY THAT COMES TO YOUR HAND MUST NOT BE SPENT UNTIL A SIGNIFICANT PART OF IT IS INVESTED.
The lesson of the parable of the talents as told by Jesus in Matthew 25:13-30, is that any person that spends all that comes into his hands either on bills or pleasures is both wicked and lazy. The servant that Jesus condemned in that story was condemned because, he did not invest the primary capital that was entrusted into his hands. I think I would not be exaggerating if I said most of the people reading this article fall into the same category as this servant. Most of us don’t even consider investing the money that is entrusted into our hands. The reason is because we are mostly not aware of the first two laws of money I have stated above.
Before my own personal encounter with the Lord in this regard, I lived like everybody else. At that point our church was making 20,000 US dollars a month, yet before the end of the month we were already in the red. It was catastrophic, until the Lord pointed out to me to read this story again. While reading the story, I kept on comforting myself that I was a good servant, because I had a big church at that time and people were grateful to me for the changes and differences, that God had used me to make, in their lives.
What a shock it was to me when God told me that in this story I wasn’t the good servant, I was not even the second servant that got two talents. What totally devastated me was when the Lord told me that I was worse than the last servant whom He condemned in that parable. My sense of pride and self-worth was so much offended that I was angry with God momentarily. I felt it was by all means unfair to have compared me to a wicked and lazy servant. But to now say I was worse than him totally shattered and ruined my day. I needed proof and an explanation. Then God began to take me to school.
He said, at least in the case of the wicked and lazy servant, he was smart enough not to spend everything that his master had trusted into his hands. In my case however, I was spending over 20,000 thousand US dollars on needs and bills, thinking I had excuses. I could not get myself to save, talk less of multiplying. The Lord also reminded me that there was a time I was making only 2,000 US dollars in a month.
At that time I had prayed to God that He should increase me. My belief was that if God could only help me make 5,000 US dollars in a month, I would be grateful and that that would be more than enough for me. Guess what? God answered that prayer, but once we started making 5,000 US dollars, the needs were already overwhelming, so much that the amount was again not enough, because I was not following the laws of money. When you don’t abide by the laws of money and like in my case you don’t even know them, it means that caterpillars and cankerworms are always standing by to consume the little that you make.
Here I was again rushing to God in prayer to increase our income to 10,000 US dollars. I was sure that if we could earn 10,000 US dollars we would never be in need again. Well, you can guess what happened. My rude awakening happened when we were already making 20,000 US dollars and yet not meeting our needs. God’s conviction was so strong that I had no option but to break down in sorrow and repentance. The straw that broke the camel’s back came when I said to the Lord, I know I am not lazy by any standard, but you spoke of that man as being lazy.
At that point I was working 18 hours a day. How can I be working for 18 hours and still be called lazy? Again the Lord came to my rescue, He said by being lazy here, He was talking about my refusal to think, laziness of the mind in relation to money. He said the laws and the principles of managing money are out there; I should not have been so lazy not to go in search of them and my failure to develop myself in the question of finances was also a form of laziness.
The fact that I did not bother to study financial matters or even go for financial consultations all pointed in the direction of this laziness – mental laziness. I thought I had an excuse, my argument was I am a pastor, I want to do my business, besides I had never heard any pastor preach or teach on this. To which the Lord told me, that is not an excuse and I am answerable only to Him. He has all the knowledge for anyone that is diligent enough to ask, seek and knock.
This revelation changed my life for good. Immediately after this, I called the board of our church and I declared to them that we were going to cut a lot of our expenses with a significant part of our income going on savings and eventually into investments. That was another hurdle that I needed to surmount, because my board said, we are a church, and we don’t do investments, we only spend, we don’t invest or multiply.
To cut the long story short, I was able to get the church to start putting aside the first ten percent of all that came in for savings and investments. We gradually moved from there to thirty percent of all that came in for savings and investments. As a result, I was able to make our church a millionaire church in one year, that is in surplus. After attaining this with the church, I dared to challenge myself to make my first million US dollars in the next two years. I studied all I could on the subject. With my experience from helping the church make money, I was surprised when after 9 months I was able to make my first million US dollars instead of in 2 years.
For my next target, I decided to prove the efficacy of these principles by helping my church members become millionaires. I started with ordinary people and by the grace of God in the next three years, I was able to raise 200 millionaires in US dollars from within our congregation. Yes, the die had been cast. The Lord was right after all. I had learnt my lessons. No more going back!!!
Ladies and gentlemen, what am I trying to tell you – why am I taking my time to go into all these details? I simply want to help you to understand that if we could open the eyes of our people in Africa and other developing countries to know the laws of money, then we would be indeed able to help our continent. I am convinced that giving out food or money will not last for long, but if we will change the approach to money with our people, we will empower them to be forever free. Ignorance indeed is the only killer around. “My people perish for lack of knowledge.” Hosea 4:6.
It is what we don’t know that is killing us. Because of ignorance, most people waste money, others spend money, while only a few invest money. Looking back, I can actually see now that even in my 40 hut village of Idomila, with the abject poverty around, I could have had enough, if only I had known these laws of money. Nobody could have been living in the type of poverty that I grew up in if only we had been educated in the rudiments of the laws of money. It is therefore my belief that the true key to financial liberty for our continent and the world at large is to bring the knowledge of the laws of money to become a common subject in schools, governments, institutions, community centers, cultural centers, churches, mosques, etc.
If we could teach our people not just to know these laws, but to religiously observe them, we would have dealt a heavy blow to the dragon of poverty in our world.
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, CHURCH AND NATION
By Pastor Sunday Adelaja
|Business / The Laws Of Money by fuzek: 10:01am On Sep 17|
It was a sunny day, the breeze was drifting in from the nearby river, the birds were singing as only they can be heard in Africa. The peaceful, serene atmosphere of the nearby forest communicated the rest and peace that God Almighty Himself had implanted in nature. Yet, despite the obvious blessings of nature all around, a young lad of 13 years old, was looking for a way to end his own life. He had heard several times of people writing and talking about suicide.
The meaning was clear to him. He knew suicide was a means by which people end their own lives. His dilemma was however, just how do they make it happen, how? Thoughts of poison came to his mind, that is not a bad way, but where do you get poison? These and many other thoughts clouded the mind of this young 13 year old boy so that he could not as much notice or pay attention to the still call of nature to behold her beauty. He was immersed in his own frustrations and anger so much that it would have been an insult for him to have been told that there is something beautiful in the world that he lives in.
That young man is your writer today. My name is Sunday Adelaja. Will you be interested in knowing the reason that almost led me to commit suicide at the tender age of 13? As absurd and bizarre as this might sound, the reason is just because I couldn’t get enough money to supply myself with breakfast, lunch or dinner for several days running.
In the part of Europe that I live in today, hardly anyone would believe that it is actually possible for a kid as young as 13 to go several days without food. This is in Europe. The reality of our world however, is that on the other side of the world on the continent of Africa, my story is not unique. I would not be exaggerating if I said that millions of kids are in the same condition as I have described that I was in when I was a kid.
How can our world live with the thought that in the 21st century, there are actually millions of kids that would rather go through the pain of suicide just to avoid the pain of hunger? Let me tell you friends, the cruel reality is that as long as we are living in such a world where some go to bed hungry, and others live in opulent wealth, we are all guilty!
The reality is that, as long as there is poverty in our world, we are all indeed poor. The condition of our environment talks of the reality of our souls. We are all as rich as the world we live in. If the world we live in is poor then we are all poor, even with our opulence, wealth and riches.
Poverty is a reality in our world. It is a cruel, wicked and heartless reality. The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) states that every year, consumers in industrialized countries waste almost as much food as the entire net food production of sub-Saharan Africa (222 million vs. 230 million tons). The amount of food lost and wasted every year is equal to more than half of the world’s annual cereal crops (2.3 billion tons in 2009/10).
In actual fact, no one should be hungry talk less of contemplating suicide in our world. The world produces more food than is needed to feed all the inhabitants of our planet; but because of the heartless and callous attitude of the people and nations who have this wealth, we are forced to live in a world where some throw food away while others die because of a lack of food.
I will however not sit down here and whine all day long about how unjust our world is. I have come to the conclusion that the world will not become what it needs to become just by itself. Unfortunately, people are people. Meaning people are first of all selfish, egocentric, before they are considerate or compassionate. People don’t really care what is happening in the world they live in as long as they are okay, that is just the cruel reality of our world.
Recently, I have started to observe the panic response of wealthy nations to the plight of immigrants and refugees trying to escape their home lands in search of better lives, who in the process have perished in the sea. All of a sudden, nations and Prime Ministers have begun to offer asylum and refuge to the survivors. I laughed out of amusement, not because I was mocking the kindness of these people, but more because, I wondered why it had to take such a grave tragedy for them to notice that the rest of the world has been languishing in need and want all the while.
I’m sorry friends, that is the nature of man. Until pain and devastation happens to us or in our backyard, we don’t really notice that this has been going on around us all the time. It is only when we feel ourselves the pain of loss or tragedy that we normally come alive with a heart of compassion. Otherwise, we just live our lives caring only about how to make ourselves more and more comfortable. If I have one car then I am thinking of how to get a second one. If I have just one apartment then at that time I am not thinking of some poor homeless kids dying in some other country, I am rather thinking of building a house. This is just the reality of human nature.
I will not say that only the rich individuals and wealthy nations have these moral challenges, it is common to all of us. Even in those countries where millions are dying on a daily basis, there are many others who could easily afford to take care of others. But just like in wealthy nations, they too are busy with getting more comfortable on a daily basis.
It is because of my awareness of this egocentric nature of man that I have come to the conclusion that the best way to resolve the problem of poverty in Africa and other developing countries, is not really through the distribution of food or money. My personal journey from a 40 hut village to an international speaker, has taught me that the best way out is to empower our people with knowledge. The reason, as I was later to discover, behind my suicide attempt was really not the lack of money or food. The main reason that led to my poverty which almost killed me prematurely was a lack of knowledge.
I have since come to discover that even in wealthy nations, this menace of ignorance especially in the area of money, is as deadly as in my 40 hut village of Idomila. Ignorance is indeed the biggest enemy of all. When it comes to poverty, the biggest reason for it is still ignorance. I therefore can boldly say that poverty is not a product of productivity or lack of it, even though that could be its consequence.
The real reason behind poverty is THE IGNORANCE OF THE LAWS OF MONEY. It is that ignorance that later leads to a lack of discovery, it leads to a lack of productivity, it leads to a lack of sales, it leads to a lack of opportunities, it leads to a lack of services, etc.
Where that ignorance is present, poverty is a possibility. That could be both in Africa and Europe. I have since come to the conclusion that to liberate Africa from the grip of poverty, we must first empower Africa with the revolutionary knowledge of the laws of money. Back to my case in the village and my attempt at suicide, the flow of my thought at that time as I can still vividly remember was; why are some people around me so wealthy and yet my family is so poor? I often wondered why I was so unfortunate to have been born into such a family.
I never could consider that those families who were wealthy were not just lucky or fortunate. I was never told that anyone who controls real wealth was first wealthy in their minds. Even those who were illiterate in the village nevertheless were very literate in the laws of money. The problem was not in the family where I was born, my problem was that my family was not exposed to these laws. We were not told of these laws either by our wealthy neighbors or by the society I lived in. Neither our school system nor any media program gave out any hints on how to make money.
To make things worse, the churches around us were not teaching anything in the area of economic empowerment or about the laws of money. On the contrary, our family and many other families around were rather constantly embarrassed that we could not give to the church as much as other families. In some cases, churches were actually responsible for the feelings of guilt and inadequacy through their constant push for more and more offerings.
If Africa is to break the claws of poverty, all our churches, cultural and community centers, must begin to teach and educate the people on the laws of money and the principles of economic empowerment. Our churches must be reoriented. We must begin to tell the people to not just come to church on Sundays to pray to God, but that after Sunday they have a place to come to on Fridays and Saturdays to learn the laws of productivity and other basic skills that will help them put food on the table for their families.
If we could get every church, cultural and community center in Africa to begin to teach skill acquisitions, economic empowerment, the process of production, and other laws of money, only then would we be able to liberate our land and continent. It is for this purpose that I put in book form all the laws and principles of making and multiplying money that I have learned over the years in the book called “MONEY WON’T MAKE YOU RICH.” My goal is to liberate 40 million people from the grip of poverty in Africa and beyond.
WHY MONEY WON’T COME
I therefore wish in this article to make a mention of some laws that are responsible for wealth and prosperity. Unfortunately, we have been fed for so long with the wrong food when it comes to money. For example, just after I became a born again Christian, the impression that I had was that I only needed to be good, in particular, to be a good Christian to prosper. The impression in Christianity was that if you could serve God with all your heart, God was going to prosper you.
Unfortunately, too many people still believe this theory and are writhing in poverty. It is not until much later in life that I discovered that it is actually the knowledge of the laws of money that are responsible for wealth. That is to say:
1. You don’t become wealthy because you are a good person. Otherwise, all the good people in the world would be wealthy. As a matter of fact in most societies, most of the wealthy people are not the best people. I have actually heard many people complain about why the bad people are the only ones that have all the money. Some have even alleged that it is counterproductive to be good, because then you will be poor. The truth however is that money doesn’t come to either good or bad people. Money only comes to people who know the laws of money whether they are good or bad. In that sense we could say that money is neutral.
2. Money doesn’t come to you because you do business. If that were true, how many businessmen do you know around you? Are they all very rich? No! Many people who do business, are not even aware of these laws of money. To me it is indeed pathetic that many people who have been involved in business for a few decades cannot even boast of a million US dollars. This is primarily because they are laboring without the necessary knowledge of the vital laws of money.
3. You don’t become rich because you are a Christian. Even though God promises Christians wealth and prosperity, but that is only on the condition that they abide by the laws of money. The Bible says God gives us the power to make wealth. Notice that God doesn’t give wealth, He gives the power to get it. Unfortunately, many Christians are still hoping and thinking that just because they are Christians, God is obliged to give them wealth. No sir, God gives you the skills that enables you to get wealth. He doesn’t give wealth, he gives you the power to go and get wealth.
“And you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day. Deut. 8:18
Unfortunately, many teachers have led the body of Christ astray by teaching that if Christians would give, that that would bring prosperity to them. Some even go to the extent of saying that the more you give, the more prosperous you will become. Well, experience and reality have shown that that doctrine is not totally true. Some have given and out given themselves, leading them to poverty and wretchedness rather than prosperity and abundance. Regrettably, the scripture upon which this principle has been based is Luke 6:38
“Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.””
That scripture was actually talking about judgment. It says we should not judge people, because if we do, we will get a several fold return of the judgment we gave out ourselves. Many have now made it to look like it is talking about money. Even though there might be some truth in that principle, but when it comes to money, you don’t just give and give hoping to prosper.
Other Christians sadly enough, are still waiting for when the wealth of the wicked will come to them. Yes, even though there is a scripture that talks about that, the truth is, that is also taking the scripture out of context. The wealth of the world will only come to you if you are good enough in what you do, because the Israelites were good at what they did in Egypt before the wealth of Egypt came to them.
Secondly, the wealth of the world will only come to you if you produce better products than your competitors, that is when you are a good representative of the Kingdom of God and God will honor you for that.
Thirdly, for any wealth to come to you, you must be busy producing either goods or rendering services. If you are only claiming promises, you will end up being disappointed at the end of the day.
For Christians to begin to enjoy the blessings of prosperity and wealth, it is high time for churches to begin to teach and educate their members, not just on how to give and sow seeds, but also in how to produce goods and services. There is no prosperity without goods or services.
4. Money does not come to you because you name it and claim it. After naming and claiming, you need to show diligence in your work. You need to show the virtue of hard work. You need to display your dedication to the principle of the dignity of labor. For money to truly come to you, you must go ahead to prove your obedience to some other laws of money. Naming and claiming will not do it alone.
|Celebrities / Re: Anna Banner's Pictures Before MBGN 2013 by fuzek: 12:01am On Jul 25, 2013|
|Celebrities / Re: Anna Banner's Pictures Before MBGN 2013 by fuzek: 11:19pm On Jul 24, 2013|
Miss Adamawa is actually Yoruba (father) - Ijaw (mum)
|Celebrities / Re: Anna Banner's Pictures Before MBGN 2013 by fuzek: 11:13pm On Jul 24, 2013|
|Family / Re: Your Sincere Opinion To A Sister Please!- Do you think I can get married again? by fuzek: 12:31pm On Jul 07, 2013|
From a Christian point of view, this marriage can be annulled because it was a false marriage. The man knew exactly his condition, that's why he was calling those things that be not as though they were. He should have told her before the marriage and then she could join faith with him if she wanted.
Now the only solution is to annul the marriage and hope he tells the next woman the truth. This has nothing to do with divorce because it is a marriage founded on lies and God cannot be part of a lie.....so it was never really a marriage.
All the best OP, and next time don't judge from outward appearances. Let God lead you.
|Religion / NASA Found Message From God Written On Tablets In A Martian Cave by fuzek: 5:42am On Jul 07, 2013|
NASA announced today that its Curiosity Rover has found an unambiguous message from God written on tablets in a Martian cave.
According to an official press release two giant stone slabs the size of small elephants were located deep inside a cavern abutting Aeolis Mons, a large mountain.
Upon one tablet is a copy of the Ten Commandments and the text of John 3:16 written in 12 languages - including English, Spanish, Chinese, Basque and Hebrew. On the other tablet is a simple message in English reading "I am real."
According to top scientists who have studied the discovery extensively, these findings may have definitively established Christianity as the one true religion.
"This is amazing," says Syms Covington, an Australian researcher working for NASA's Mars Exploration Program. "We went into the cave looking for water, and we found proof of God's existence instead.
"I mean how else did those tablets get there? I can tell you one thing: there's not a single atheist inside NASA's control room now. What we saw was jaw-dropping."
NASA's Curiosity rover arrived on Mars in August of last year with a mission to explore the Martian climate and geology for signs for habitability.
Thus far the mission has been a success, with the discovery of an ancient seabed and chemicals needed for life suggesting that Mars was once suitable for life.
However the tablets, both of which are signed "Peace and Love - Yahweh," represent the rover's most significant find to date, and is perhaps the most important scientific event in history.
"When people find out about this, they will demand change in our society," explains a political scientist at Georgetown University. "Democracy will have to give way to theocracy. We're gonna have to build more churches and reintroduce prayer into schools. Abortion is defiantly going to be illegal within a few months."
Despite its potential significance, Covington fears that the Earth-shattering discovery may not make the impact it should.
"Unfortunately, the mainstream media is so anti-Christian, they might not even pick up this story," he explains. "But God is real. We have proof. And everyone deserves to hear the truth."
God is real!!!
|Politics / Re: Facebook Comments Shape My Decisions – GEJ by fuzek: 4:57pm On May 16, 2012|
|Family / 5 Year-old Needs A Job Before Getting Married by fuzek: 6:54am On May 16, 2012|
at her age she's not sure of her career but she's talking about marriage and a job, oh well, someone must have made an impression on her or mummy's raising an independent woman...
|Health / Re: My Pre-eclampsia Story. by fuzek: 6:00pm On Apr 24, 2012|
Wow,sad ....May God comfort your family.
Studying these diseases is actually very different from being the patient involved. Well, this is a very good way to sensitize the public. Whoever said pregnancy isn't a big deal Well what you must know is the Embryo acts like a cancer i.e it invades, feed & protect itself by the mother and then decreases immunity against 'itself'. So, its your responsibility to take care of yourself during this period. There are so many things to take note of during pregnancy but today, i'll stick to PIH (Pregnancy Induced Hypertension) is one of the major causes of death in maternal mortality, so let every woman out there take extra precautions. I will list below some of the risk factors and tests to make sure you get done when pregnant;
Nulliparous women influence by Parity, race, ethnicity, genetic predisposition
Chronic hypertension, multifetal gestation, maternal old age(>35 yrs), obesity, African, African-American ethnicity
Maternal weight and the risk of preeclampsia is progressive(try to control your weight during pregnancy)
Tests (or things to check):
- BP ≥ 160/110 mmHg (confirm with Roll-over test)
- Proteinuria 2.0g/24hrs or ≥2+dipstick
- Serum creatinine >1.2mg/dl unless known to be previously elevated
- Platelets < 100.000/mm3
- Microangiopathic hemolysis (Increased LDH)
- Elevated ALT or AST (Liver tests)
- Persistent headache or other cerebral or visual disturbance
- Persistent epigastric pain
- Persistent Edema/swelling
- BP ≥ 140/90 mmHg after 20 wks gestation
- Proteinuria ≥ 300mg/24hrs or ≥1+ dipstick
I do not mean to lecture here tho' but this story touched me so much and I feel I should at least contribute in a little way to help someone out there. Btw, I have to state here that 'Salt Restriction' does not work in THIS CASE, if at all its recommended it's for Placebo. Lastly, to Doctors out there, any patient in such situation should please be given Magnesium Sulphate in addition to the other drugs, its not just for the treatment of Seizures in Eclampsia but it's very good as prophylaxis in Preeclampsia. I really hope this little information helps someone out there.
|Education / Re: Young Nigerian Students In Malaysia Arrested For Scamming Divorced Women -video by fuzek: 9:39am On Jan 05, 2012|
Moderator, pls post it it the appropriate section
|Education / Young Nigerian Students In Malaysia Arrested For Scamming Divorced Women -video by fuzek: 9:36am On Jan 05, 2012|
This video reveals operations of some Nigerian scammers in Malaysia and how they tricked a 51 years old lady out of her life savings, promising her love.
The video is touching, watch it above:
|Health / Re: Is There A Cure For Diabetis Mellitus? by fuzek: 11:36am On Dec 21, 2011|
Diabetes Mellitus is a metabolic disease with 3 major types which are:
Type I: Insulin-dependent DM: the body can't produce Insulin on its own due to failure of the Insulin producing cells in the pancreas. This can only be treated by injecting Insulin
Type II: Insulin-Resistance DM: which can be due to low Insulin secretion or defective response of body tissue to the Insulin that's produced. This is the most common, which can be treated by Diet, Lifestyle modification, drugs etc but eventually will also need Insulin.
Gestational DM: resembles type II, but occurs only in about 5% pregnancies. It can disappear after delivery, its fully treatable under medical supervision but about 50% of affected women later develop type II DM.
So depending on which one the person has ofcourse there are drugs, herbal therapies etc to help/improve the immune system to delay the onset of Insulin therapy. But in Type I, I know the patient must start with Insulin therapy from the moment of diagnosis.
|Travel / Any Medical Resident In Sweden? by fuzek: 10:51am On Dec 21, 2011|
Hi, pls is there any Medical Resident in SWEDEN here? I just want to ask some questions regarding Surgical Specialization in Sweden, I need first hand information 'cos I have read a lot of stuffs and heard so many things from the agencies and internet but I need someone in the system to talk to. Thanks in advance
|Education / Any Medical Residents In Sweden? by fuzek: 10:50am On Dec 21, 2011|
Hi, pls is there any Medical Resident in SWEDEN here? I just want to ask some questions regarding Surgical Specialization in Sweden, I need first hand information 'cos I have read a lot of stuffs and heard so many things from the agencies and internet but I need someone in the system to talk to. Thanks in advance
|Education / Re: Nid Ur Advice 'anatomy' Or 'nursing' Which Should I Go For by fuzek: 10:41am On Dec 21, 2011|
Nursing is way better than being an anatomist esp in Nigeria.
|Religion / Re: Pastor Tunde Bakare: A Bastard Can’t Rule The Yoruba by fuzek: 1:07pm On Jun 16, 2011|
Y was dis shifted to Religion is it because 'Pastor' is added to the name or bacause it was preached in d church? He was making political statements, so let it remain in Politics
Pastor Tunde still remains a man of God tho' cos d gifts and calling of God are without repentance, but he needs to deactivate his political life. Its not helpful
|Education / Cu To Host Vice-chancellors Of Nigerian Varsities by fuzek: 11:34am On Jun 16, 2011|
Covenant University will be playing host to all Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities and other stakeholders in the nation’s Higher Education system at this year’s edition of the Association of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (AVCNU) conference taking place at the University’s campus between June 27 and June 30, 2011.
The Conference, which is the 26th in the series and first to be hosted by a Private University, has as its theme: Leadership and Governance in Nigerian Universities: Global Imperatives for Driving Quality and Maximizing Performance”.
The keynote address will be delivered by Dr. David O. Oyedepo, Chancellor, Covenant University, Ota, who will be speaking on the topic:“Leadership and Governance in Nigerian Universities: Global Imperatives for Driving Quality and Maximizing Performance”.
Guest speakers include Professor Peter Okebukola, former NUC Executive Secretary, whose presentation will focus on “Nigerian Universities and World Ranking: Issues and Strategies and Forward Planning,” Professor Omotade Aina, Programme Director, Higher Education and Libraries in Africa, Carnegie Foundation, USA, will speak on the topic:“Raising the Next Generation of Graduates: Current Realities and Signposts Towards the Future,” Professor Bramwell Osula of the Regents University, USA, will make presentation on “Leadership Models and University Governance – Instituting Global Best Practices,” Professor Aize Obayan, Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University, Ota, presentation will focus on “Quality Assurance and Management Drivers in the 21st Century University,” and Professor T.O. Olagbemiro, Vice-Chancellor, Bowen University, Iwo, address will focus on “The Nigerian University System: – In Pursuit of Relevance”.
Other Guest Speakers and their presentations are Engr. Umar B. Bindir, Director-General, National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP), Abuja, “Standards and Profiling in the Nigerian University System: Project Development, Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights,” Professor Oyebanji Oyeyinka, UN-HABITAT, USA, “Nigerian Universities and Global Trends in Higher Education,”Professor O.A. Bamiro, Immediate past Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan, “Innovative Financial Practices for Enhanced University Performance” and Professor V. W. Mbarika, Executive Director, International Centre for Information Technology & Development, (ICITD), USA, “Making ICT a Reality for Africa Higher Education: Research, Training and Funding.”
There will be a roundtable discussion that will have the following distinguished panellists: Professor T. Badejo, Vice-Chancellor, Wesley University of Science and Technology, Ondo, Ondo State, Professor Abubakar Rasheed, Vice-Chancellor, Bayero University, Kano, Kano State, Professor A.B. Sofoluwe, Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos State and Professor Bolaji Aluko, Vice-Chancellor, Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa State.
There will also be a Special Roundtable Session for Female Vice-Chancellors, parallel Sessions for Spouses of Vice-Chancellors, Personal Assistants to Vice-Chancellors, exhibitions, cultural display, Special presentations from industries and companies offering special services, among others.
The opening ceremony of the Conference will be graced by dignitaries within and outside the Country including the Ministers of Education, State Governors, NUC Executive Secretary and captains of industry.
|Religion / Pastor Tunde Bakare: A Bastard Can’t Rule The Yoruba by fuzek: 7:13am On Jun 16, 2011|
THE General Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly and running mate of Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) during the April 16 presidential election, Pastor Tunde Bakare, declared that it would be fool-hardy for “any bastard and the son of a concubine” to assume the leadership mantle of the Yoruba.
While preaching in his church in Lagos on the topic: “It is time to speak”, the fiery cleric said: “Look at the madness going on in Yoruba land. slowpoke, nincompoop, people without family background causing problem because of money, ill gotten wealth. If a town or settlement is at peace, the bastard there is yet to grow up.
“If you are a bastard, there is nothing you can do to cover up with money. Where is your father’s compound? A bastard pretending to be a patriot. We are proud of our heritage because we have goodly heritage. There are those who call themselves nobles who are under the influence of Jezebel. Until they drink kainkain, they cannot function. They pretend to be larger than life,” he added.
He likened the person angling to take over the leadership of the Yoruba to the Biblical Abimelech who forcefully took over a kingdom that did not belong to him and was eventually destroyed.
The Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) Vice Presidential candidate declared further: “If you are trusting the son of a concubine to deliver you, you are in trouble”.
On the 18th anniversary of the annulment of the June 12, 1993 presidential election won by the late Chief M.K.O. Abiola, he said: “I warned Abiola not to contest election but he wouldn’t listen to me. I said in one of my messages that was there no elder left in Abiola’s home to warn him not to contest? When I gave the message, Sunny Okosun stormed my church that I got it wrong this time around. I also told them what God said concerning both the National Republican Convention and the Social Democratic Party that the two parties would fail but nobody listened. I foretold the annulment also and Abiola wrote me after that asking: “What is God saying now?” and I replied: “Unless you ask Him”. The Yoruba leaders who said MKO Abiola would not stay in prison, that it would cause a serious crisis in the country, it turned out to be an empty boast. The same Yoruba leader who said Nigeria would go to blazes if he died in the gulag didn’t do anything when he was brought in a sack to Lagos for burial, instead their sons and daughters were made ministers”.
On President Goodluck Jonathan’s victory, he said: “Those who colluded with Jonathan to rig us out will suffer the consequence. After three years, the truth will unfold. If Jonathan’s victory was without rigging, everything will be well but if they rigged and are trying to cover up, the truth will soon unfold. The thing that will destroy the government is with them. Why did they allow the data capturing machine to capture us? One of our prayers at the presidential election petition that they should subject all the ballot papers they used in the South-South and South-East to a forensic text has been answered. “We learnt that Jega’s office got burnt the same afternoon the judgment was given in our favour. We pray that all the ballot papers are still intact. To me, all that we desire to happen is what June 12 did to the military. April 16 will do same to election riggers in Nigeria.
“In a particular ward in Calabar, only 6,468 people registered but they recorded over 70,000 votes for Jonathan alone during the presidential election. All these irregularities will not stand. They blamed the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) for the violence after the election, what brings violence is corruption. The crisis that has erupted in Nigeria before, was it by Buhari also? Why did it take six days for the President of Nigeria to talk about this issue? Is he not the Chief Security Officer of Nigeria?
“Let’s not give a dog a bad name to hang it. General Buhari is not responsible for what happened in any form. It happened in Egypt, it is happening right now all over the world. The people deprived are fighting for their own survival and challenging the power of incumbency that is what has happened in our nation. I thank God it has been curtailed. I ‘m not interested in bloodletting, I have never being a violent person”.
On the detention of the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, he said: “I don’t have the details about the corruption allegation preferred against him. If by tomorrow, he tells me that he is guilty, I will tell you. But let them treat him anyhow, he will spill the beans and you will know that it is kleptomaniac that is going on in Nigeria. They are all thieves, government by thieves. Because if they jail him, he will name others who are involved in shady deals too. It is a systemic failure. They are all the same. What is the difference between the ACN and PDP? ACN is not different from PDP at all. There is no difference between ACN and PDP. In fact, ACN is the other side of the coin of PDP.
|Health / Re: E. Coli Epidemic awareness in Lagos!!! by fuzek: 3:45pm On Jun 15, 2011|
That's d idea, d headline was to get pple's attention. Its just to keep pple aware, i know its not there yet dear.
Edited now, satisfied
|Health / E. Coli Epidemic awareness in Lagos!!! by fuzek: 3:15pm On Jun 15, 2011|
Against the backdrop of reported cases of the E-Coli infections in parts of Europe, the Lagos State Government has called on the appropriate authorities to mount surveillance at the nation’s borders to ensure that the deadly disease does not spread to the country.
The term ‘E-coli’ is an abbreviation for Escherichia Cole. E-coli is a bacteria that causes severe cramps and diarrhea as well as severe health complications and had so far killed scores of people in Europe.
Director General, Lagos State Safety Commission, Mrs. Odebunmi Dominga said at the weekend that though the outbreak had not occurred in Nigeria, there was the need for governments at all levels to mount surveillance at the borders to ensure that vegetables such as lettuce and others imported into the country were tested to ensure that they were free from the disease.
Speaking at the weekend in Lagos, South West Nigeria, Dominga stated that the disease could be very deadly if not detected on time and called on Lagosians to be on the alert if they observe certain symptoms associated with the diseases.
According to her, the symptoms included nausea or vomiting, watery bloody diarrhea, cramps and fever, adding that the infection comes mainly from eating uncooked ground beef, drinking contaminated water, drinking unpasteurised milk, working with cattle and lack of hygiene.
She stated that the origin of the outbreak remains unknown, but said the current spread of the infection was from Europe, Germany in particular, while caseshad been recorded in the last few days in India, meaning that the infection was transcending the continent of Europe.
Dominga quoted Mr. Segun Ekundayo, an official of the Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology, NIFST as saying recently at an event that there was the need to focus on prevention of diseases and poisoning from processing of food from farms and that there was a need for implementation of strategies to regularly review and assess the situation.
“Though it can be a serious health problem, it does not require any special treatment except drinking a lot of water and watching out for complications.
“Unless prescribed by a qualified medical doctor, do not take medicines to stop the diarrhea. This medicine, if taken without proper medical advice, might keep the intestine from getting rid of the E-coli germ,” she said.
“Members of the public are hereby enjoined to watch out for any of the symptoms and report suspected cases to the nearest hospitals. In all, attitudinal change towards personal hygiene is vital in preventing any form of disease; it all starts from home, work place, market and other places where we interact,” she added.
By Kazeem Ugbodaga
|Politics / 1st Lady Of Nigeria's Speech by fuzek: 6:28pm On Apr 29, 2011|
Fellow Nigerians: On behalf of my husband, His Excellency Dr. Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan, I want to thank you all for answering my call to please pless ya hands on the umblera everywhere and every time. My fellow widows and fellow shidrens, this has been a long journey.
From the market stalls of Abakaliki to the farmsteads of Zungeru, you listened to my voice and voted massively for my husband irrespective of your nationality. We are truly grateful. God is on the throne and it is well.
Now that we have finish election, I congratulate Professor Attahiru Jega and all the members of INEC for their success. The enemies tried but Nigeria has finally done it. Even all the international people who came to watch the election to make sure we do it properly, I am sure that when they report back to all the people that send them here to come and watch the election, they will say that Nigeria has carry third position in the business of democracy in Africa after South Africa and Ghana. This is a big ashivment my fellow Nigerians because it is not easy to carry third in democracy in the whole of Africa. Irrespective of my nationality, I am proud of Nigeria and Nigerians. If we continue like this, we will carry forst in 2015 by the special grace of God.
As I have told you before, my husband and Sambo is a good people and they will always deliver the dividends of this new democracy that you have awarded them. To all the faithful PDP members who voted umblera irrespective of your political affiliation, I say continue to have faith in our great party. To members of other political parties who did not vote for us irrespective of your political affiliation, we shall try to earn your trust and my husband will try to be the President of all of you. To the millions of youths who answered our call to come under the umblera, God will reward you by making you leaders of tomorrow. And if you have not already done so, please go to Facebook and like your President so as to move Nigeria forward with him. I am pleased to inform you that we are going to do raffle draw on Facebook for young friends of the president. The youth that carry forst will get to stand behind Chief Tony Anenih, Chief Bode George, and Baba Obasanjo on the presidential podium during inauguration ceremony on May 29, 2011.
To all my fellow Senators and Reps who also won election, remember that you were all once a shidren like the President so don’t go to the National Assembly and be making life difficult for him again. We need your cooperation to move Nigeria forward. Sometimes, the National Assembly will always be sitting on the budget for a long time and the president will not be able to do dehvehlopement projects. They will then carry rumour and talk opata that he spent excess crude money if he tries to look for another money to spend for dehvehlopement projects. I appeal to you to cooperate with him in the coming dispensation.
I also appeal to my fellow brothers and sisters who have just been elected Governors or declared Governors by tribunal especially in the rascality states of the southwest. Even if you are not umblera Governor, it will be good for you to cooperate with Ebele in the Governor’s foroom so as to move Nigeria forward. Do not do like Bukola Saraki who turn himself to president one time like this just because he was chairman of Governor’s foroom. As for our eminent stakeholders like Dimeji Bankole, Bode George, Iyiola Omisore, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, Gbenga Daniel, Bayo Alao Akala, Iyabo Obasanjo and so on and so forth who lost out to the rascals in that part of Nigeria, let me assure you, my brothers and sisters, that Ebele will try to find something for them, maybe Ambassador or Minister or board chairman, so that they can carry their experience back inside government and uphold our beloved Baba Obasanjo’s legacy as the founder of modern Nigeria.
I want to seize this opportunity to appeal to all the people that are fighting and killing in the north to accept the results of this election and let us build Nigeria together. They should remember that the life of every Nigerian is precious and we should not be killing ourselves to become widows. The killers should remember that it was a woman who born them. They were once a shidren and now adult now they are killing women and children and making some children a widow all over the north. I appeal to them to stop the violent.
Finally my fellow Nigerians, I wish to remember you all that we need to start working for 2015 as from today now that you have given my husband his first term so that he can carry second term in 2015. We all know that only one term will not be enough for all the big big dehvehlopement projects that he wants to do for great country.
Pless ya hands for progress!
Pless ya hands for unity!
Pless ya hands for the Federal Republic of Nigeria!
Her Excellency Dr. Dame Patience Jonathan, JP, NTA, CSSP, NGO
First Lady, The Federal Republic of Nigeria
|Education / Re: Covenant University: 3rd Convocation Ceremony by fuzek: 10:24am On Jul 02, 2008|
Gamine, ure welcome!
All this survival tactics, we all have them inside and y'all will naturally adapt & fit into it. . . . But anyway y'all r standing on the shoulder of those who have not only gone ahead but those that have succeeded with the principles they taught y'all. Trust me its better u follow ''principles with proofs'' (d likes of Papa- their principles have not fail them yet), &i want 2 believe y'all have been imparted with what is needed to succeed in life.
@all doz talking about the poor etc. . .not everyone in CU is from a rich home, some are priviledged to be on scholarships based on academic excellence
by organizations, individuals& even Bishop himself.
@all, lets celebrate success when we see/hear of it. Ur opinions honestly don't matter, in cases like dis.
|Education / Re: Covenant University: 3rd Convocation Ceremony by fuzek: 3:32pm On Jul 01, 2008|
roflmao @ Joebo's last post!!!
CU grads. . . .Congratulations again! Y'all have made us proud and my prayer 4 y'all is dat y'all will continue 2 be d envy of ur peers.
@haters/''destructive'' critics . . . it takes little/ nothing to say ''Congrats''. 1st Class ''might be a biggie &worst still from a private uni esp CU'' but some made it, so wat would it cost u 2 'imagine' they deserved it afterall u dont know them all. And whether they are prepared for d real world or not, its not for you 2 decide. . . .they'l survive whicheva way innit.
|Romance / Re: Can A Guy and a Girl Just Be Friends? by fuzek: 10:46pm On Jan 27, 2008|
|Family / Re: Tell Us About Your Marriage by fuzek: 10:14pm On Jan 19, 2008|
BTW, it's a new yr now. . .hopefully, more stories will surface
|Family / Re: Tell Us About Your Marriage by fuzek: 10:13pm On Jan 19, 2008|
WOW!!!!! Beautiful, Wondaful,Very nice thread. . .just saw this 2nite. I'm sure il v a nice sleep dreaming of 'marriage'!!!
2 all doz who lost loved ones , God is the reason u'vnt lost everything & doz facin tough times . . .it is my prayer that God will put smiles on ur faces.
w/o God, it'ld v been worse!
I luv,appreciate &pray 4y'all . . .IT IS WELL!
|Romance / Re: Ten Years Of Relationship But No Marriage by fuzek: 2:02pm On Jan 19, 2008|
I really feel this topic. . .I know some1 wit a similar situation but the difference is the guy in dis case has a drive, a vision,a dream. But still, nothing seems to be coming out of his efforts. It's like as he tries something, almost at its peak, it crashes again. D girl on the otherhand, has tried her best to help the guy wit alot of things. . .I mean both of them have really tried everything possible (prayer, fasting, investing, sowing et al) same stories, nothing happens. They love eachother and believe in his future, but for how long can they eventually wait it really saddening and breaks my heart, if God will just turn situations around 4them.
I know God hears and i believe in patience, but my dear, in a case where one (man/woman) lacks a drive/vision (@least something to hope on), d best u can do is forget every form of relationship and help him find himself, help him 'retrieve' his childhood aspirations . . .be patient with him. U might eventually move on but leave him a better person!!!
All d best. . .1luv!
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