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|Travel / Re: U.S Asks Citizens To Avoid 14 Nigerian States by picklighthouse: 12:34pm On Apr 22|
Better pray for safety wherever you are. The America issuing travel advisory are killing thereselves like rats back home with mass shootings daily.
You can stay back in America and still be hurt badly. May God keep us safe. Amen.
|Education / Re: I Ran Into My Classmate After 10 Years And She Did This by picklighthouse: 12:19pm On Apr 22|
Guy, I have read people's comments and your responses and honestly you marvel me.
My first question to you and maybe you should take this as a counsel: My friend never ever forget this, you don't have a mate.
Who are your mates please? Those you were born with the same year or these you entered school with same year? Are they those you graduated from school with or those you resumed employment with same day? Are your mates those you got married same year or those your wives put to bed with same month/day? Deliver yourself from that mentality of my mates, it doesn't exist. You are all on your individual lanes moving at your paces in life.
Now about the lady you saw and have vowed not to call, again you surprise me. Why are you so proud? And what does it matter if she has "made it" while you are still on your way? Have you given up on yourself already? So because you are holding a polythene bag along the road today, it means you will never drive your own car or be chauffeur driven in your life? What is wrong with you?
I will not tell you to bank on the lady helping you, so please don't put your mind there. But what if she could assist you? Probably through recommendation, contact or whatever way? So pride will stop you? You pray for God to bless you and he lets you meet a friend or an acquaintance, but arrogance won't let you speak him or her? Really?
Better pick up your phone now and call her. Speak with so much confidence, like someone who knows he has a bright future. Like someone who knows he might even be of assistance to the lady should she need your help. And not a loser begging for crumbs.
Guy, trust in God. Focus on your bright future. Continue to do your best. And before you know it, things will start easing up and you will soon have a great story to share with others too.
Good luck man.
|Pets / Re: See The Nigerian Rottweiler That Understands Yoruba (Photos, Video) by picklighthouse: 7:07pm On Apr 21|
Nice one. But which one is "se bi oku"? Leave the fine dog jare.
|Religion / Re: Oyedepo’s 100,000-Seater Auditorium ‘The Ark’ To Gulp ₦160 Billion by picklighthouse: 12:50pm On Apr 19|
Believe me I've read it and still do. And I can say we should be grateful to God we have the likes of these men in Nigeria at the moment, helping out with the deficit in our educational sector that our government can't meet.
Check the list of the private Universities in Nigeria and can't miss the obvious presence of Church owned institutions, all trying to put up world class standard facilities that our aged government institutions lack. Are they expensive? Well yes. But are they stiving for excellence in research and providing a propitious learning ambience for students? Yes!
Nigerians love good things and wants to have them. And infact believes they deserve them. But atimes we forget good things comes at a price. We have charlatans parading as real men of God. But we also have real men of God, people we should be proud of. Bishop Oyedepo is one of them. His criticism and stance may be hard atimes. But he truly loves Nigeria and wants to see her take her bride of place in the world.
|Politics / Re: Sanwo-Olu Speaks On Projects Lagos State Is Embarking On by picklighthouse: 12:29pm On Apr 19|
|Religion / Re: Oyedepo’s 100,000-Seater Auditorium ‘The Ark’ To Gulp ₦160 Billion by picklighthouse: 9:50am On Apr 16|
What people often miss again is that no Church puts a gun on any body's head to give money. If you cannot afford the fees of the school then go where you can afford their fees. It's simple actually.
|Religion / Re: Oyedepo’s 100,000-Seater Auditorium ‘The Ark’ To Gulp ₦160 Billion by picklighthouse: 12:22pm On Apr 15|
Don't generalise. What makes you think the Lord Jesus doesn't want this built?
Nigerians often misdirect thier criticism. A Church has two Universities, (Covenant University, and Landmark University), Faith Academy and over 150 Kingdom Heritage Model Schools with none substandard in anyway. Yet they are the target of our criticisms? The Nigerian government that controls our state and national budgets, how have they faired in education?
People working in these institutions are not Congolese they are Nigerians. Imagine the families catered for, lives and living standards enhanced. But for the Church in this Country only God knows where the nation would have been when checking some indices.
Do you know the number of people that fly into the country annually for some of the Churches congresses and programmes? And how that affects aviation, hospitality, commerce, transportation and so on?
I can't wait to see that beautiful edifice completed. And I hope to visit the site one day too. By the way, that structure you see is designed by a Nigerian not a German or Chinese. Another proof these people seems to even believe in Nigeria than our often tongue in cheek government. Who would rather use BMW or Lexus cars than a home built Innosson.
|Politics / Re: Qatar To Invest $5 Billion In Nigeria's Economy by picklighthouse: 11:55am On Apr 15|
I never believed that, "government has no business in business" idea for once. If government doesn't jump start this economy, we will be at this low level of development for a long time.
Look at the NLNG for example. Shell holds a 25.6% share, NNPC (49%), Total (15%) and ENI (10.4%). It is a success story. It is among the best in the world. Government needs to take the lead. It may not manage the business directly because we don't have a good record of that. But at least start it, then hand it over to competent hands while retaining a good percentage.
Imagine replicating mega companies like that across board? In agriculture, transportation, aviation, IT, housing etc. They will all be world class and thriving. There is need for collaboration. For Nigeria to catch up with the rest of the world, government needs to be involved in business.
|Jobs/Vacancies / Re: Will You Receive A 25k Salary With An Msc Degree Because You Can't Get Job? by picklighthouse: 1:57pm On Apr 09|
Myles Monroe said "God hide things in things".
If you take it you would be productive. You would gerner experience you wouldn't have had sitting at home. You could meet people who would refer you elsewhere when they see how good you are at what you do.
I heard of a guy who took up a driving job at a company because that was what was available even though he had his Masters. One day he over heard the staffs talking about a job opening in the company and asked if he too could apply and they told him why not? The driver applied this week, the following week he was a parmanent staff holding a high position in the same company. Remember he had the added advantage of being temporary staff of the company?
So, look beyond the pay for now. Look at the opportunities.
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|Food / Re: The ₦5,000 Tortoise I Bought And Ate (Photos) by picklighthouse: 8:20am On Mar 29|
There was actually a twist of sarcasm to what I wrote oga. If the person addressed didn't get offended i wonder why you are. You need to calm down.
|Politics / Re: Buhari Didn’t Understand The Picture Ganduje Presented To Him, Kwankwaso (pic by picklighthouse: 10:16am On Mar 27|
I disagree with Kwankwaso on this. Yes it is a federal road and the bridge should normally be the responsibility of the federal government. But such mindset is the very reason we are where we are as a country.
I doubt if Kwankwaso plies that road. The traffic along that route in the evening should be the worst in Kano now if I am not mistaken. With heavy duty vehicles, vans, scores of cars, tricycles all locked down at the same spot, and you want the governor to tell the President to come and construct the interchange? He thinks Kano is the only challenged State in the country, So that the President will say, we will do it for you immediatel? As a former governor too he should know it doesn't happen like that.
The earlier the governors take their State's development personal the better. That interchange is billed to be finished in18months. I can't wait for it to be completed. When you fly planes across the state all the time how would you know what people go through connecting to their offices and houses daily?
On this, i say way to go governor Ganduje.
|Health / Re: Strange Disease In Kano Caused By Dansami Poisoning - NAFDAC by picklighthouse: 8:14am On Mar 18|
When last did you read or hear of Kidnap, bandit or bokoharam activity in Kano? Hisbah occasionally, yes. And usually for funny reasons. And that's it.
Kano is one of the most peaceful states in Nigeria right now. And by the grace of God it will remain so. Amen.
|Business / Re: Emmanuel Chigozie Eze: P&G Head Of Sales Spent Firm’s N20m On Online Betting by picklighthouse: 8:33am On Mar 17|
For someone heading a position like Head of Sales of such a reputable company to be floored by his habit is something worth taking note of.
Gambling is a vice. Don't indulge in it.
|Business / Re: Shoprite Concludes Sale Of Its Equity Stake (100%) In Its Nigeria Subsidiary by picklighthouse: 12:00pm On Mar 16|
This is purely a business decision from all I see and has nothing to do with the Nigerian business environment. After all, the record posted showed profits and not losses. And they are not only divesting from their Nigerian company they already did so in Kenya. So it happens. Business managers know when to reduce investments in certain arears to reinvest the funds in other areas.
And as for the staff I don't think it will adversely affect them really, since another company will be taking over the management of the franchise. The new managers will still need experienced hands to man their operations to ensure profitability. It happened in Etisalat, now 9mobile with no major job losses. Inevitable tweaking here and there but it will be fine eventually.
|Celebrities / Re: Blessing Ebigieson Gifts Her Brother A Lexus Jeep (Photos) by picklighthouse: 2:49pm On Mar 13|
Something has seriously gone wrong with us. So I will buy a car or even build a house for my brother or parents now and I will have to show it on social media? So that people will see what has never before been done in the world? It is a good thing if you do it for people, but must everything be out for the world to see? Na wa o.
|Celebrities / Re: Davido Will Be Shot Dead – Prophet Osei Kofi by picklighthouse: 2:32pm On Mar 13|
Of all prayer points available, it is prayer against Davido's death and Nigeria not catching fire that he is broadcasting via his platform for the whole world to see that concerns him? And people still believe these charlatans?
Who won't be interested once you mention artists like Davido, Wizkid or 2Face? Who won't be interested once you mention a country like Nigeria? Try mentioning Cambodia or Seychelles catching fire if peoples interest will be a roused.
|Food / Re: See 200 Naira Tomatoes In Kano by picklighthouse: 10:12pm On Mar 03|
Which village are you staying guy. Because if you claim this is inside Kano city market then it is a fat lie. So which market please? Yankura, Ibo road or Yankaba?
|Celebrities / Re: Bobrisky Gives Cash To 3 Fans Who Drew His Tattoo On Their Bodies (Video) by picklighthouse: 1:35pm On Mar 03|
"Ones the restraint of God's word and his Spirit are rejected no man can know to what depths of degradation he may sink" E.W.
It is bad enough that he is living this life. It is getting worse now that he is influencing others. Sad.
|Food / Re: The ₦5,000 Tortoise I Bought And Ate (Photos) by picklighthouse: 7:32pm On Mar 02|
You wanted to eat meat and what appealed to you was a tortoise? Really? Its not a crime o. But I'm just wondering. What part of the country are you from? Or you have roots in Asia somewhere? Tortoise? You stopped to actually buy one to take home and eat? I don't know what to say. Wish you well bro.
|Business / Re: Femi Otedola Visits ‘Dangote Wonderland’ Second Time in One Month (Photo) by picklighthouse: 9:51am On Mar 01|
Thanks so much. Your analysis is very in dept too.
|Business / Re: Femi Otedola Visits ‘Dangote Wonderland’ Second Time in One Month (Photo) by picklighthouse: 8:18am On Mar 01|
On the contrary I think Dangote is more strategic than that. He knows his products would still be in high demand for a very longtime to come. The refinery isn't just for PMS or diesel. It is built to produce the best grade of fuels that would be needed in Europe, Asia and the Americas.
Yes alternative energy sources, green energy and all that, but none of that is replacing PMS anytime soon. And what about aviation? Are we not going to keep flying? His refinery produces the best grade of it anywhere in the world. Even Elon Musk would need that if he wants to move around and get his aircrafts into space.
Fertilizer? Agriculture is presently the new bride in Africa and around the world. Believe me, he and his team thought it out so well to commit about 20billion in US dollars into it. The guy is one smart industrialist.
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|Politics / Re: Woman Steals N50k In Kiki Osinbajo's Shop (Video) by picklighthouse: 7:21pm On Feb 28|
There is no point replying some people. The other one that falsly accused DJ Cuppy is till looking like a rain beaten fowl when he saw whats coming for him. Leave them, people don't learn.
|Politics / Re: Woman Steals N50k In Kiki Osinbajo's Shop (Video) by picklighthouse: 7:17pm On Feb 28|
Some people are truly possessed. You want to steal and it is the shop of the daughter of a serving Vice President of Nigeria you went to? Who do you this strong thing? You no fear, POLICE, DSS, NSCDC, ARMY? You get mind o. Did it occur to you her dad is a SAN? To rot in prison no fear you? Oga o.
|Sports / Re: Turkish Women’s Cup: Super Falcons Thrash Equt Guinea 9-0 : Claim First Title by picklighthouse: 1:25pm On Feb 23|
Where are the women in these picture please?
|Nairaland / General / Re: Confidence Imuo: Surviving Car Accident That Somersaulted 5 Times Is A Miracle by picklighthouse: 12:18pm On Feb 22|
My broda, while i agree with you absolutely on us doing our part, applying safety measures and all.
Oga, for you to use your finger type wetin you just type finish na miracle. How do you guard against slumping and dying while at it?
|Sports / Re: The Nigerian Nightmare, Kamaru Usman Retains His World Title by picklighthouse: 4:11pm On Feb 14|
Why is Kamaru fighting like this nao? He wan kill persin? He thinks he is in Isale Eko or Apongbon fighting thugs?
|Crime / Re: Young Girl Steals Her Madam's ATM Card, Withdraws N80K, Buys Herself Phone by picklighthouse: 12:50pm On Feb 02|
That, right there is the problem. Many people think not having money is the problem, but believe me not being wise(foolishness), is a bigger problem.
Let's forgot about the fact that she stole the money for a moment. Do you know if she was given the money free, she would have done the same? How do you have a N80,000 and N10,000 is a gift to someone and a whooping N70,000 is expended on a single item? How in the world?
Unfortunately financial intelligence is not thought in school but without it people can hardly become rich. Many people would have acted the same way if they had a windfall. Your first hit is either an expensive phone or an expensive car or even building a house. You don't do any of that with your first windfall! There is difference between asset and liability.
Wisdom is the principal thing guys.
|Career / Re: Man Loses Job After Telling Boss Over Phone His Mum Is An Illiterate by picklighthouse: 6:11pm On Jan 26|
Some bosses are something else. If she really respected and regarded the guy's mum that much does sacking her son show it? Her action does not make any sense.
I have worked it bosses before. Female bosses to be specific. I won't ever forget one in a hurry. She could drag you over the coal without bating an eyelid. Talk you down till your dignity is drained out. And her characteristic signature after she has refused you opportunity to explain yourself: draw a long hiss and end the call on you.
She leaves you to yourself to think about your future.
I thank God I met her. I never knew I could be so patient with any human being. Now I am better person because of her villainy.
Mo win still!
|Politics / Re: Fire Engulfs Sunday Igboho's Old House In Soka, Ibadan by picklighthouse: 9:24am On Jan 26|
Humans are generally amazing. Our thoughts, views, actions are so diverse even on the same subject. And I guess that's what makes us unique.
Back to the contemporary issue at hand. I have often wondered why we just seems to conclude all the crimes perpetrated now in the Southwest are done by herdsmen. How logical is that? Suddenly all the kidnappers are herdsmen no Southerner does kidnapping again. I even saw a video of an abandon bus in the middle of the high way where kidnappers were alleged to have operated and I heard someone saying "see what the herdsmen have done". Really? Has it been investigated?
Herdsmen could be kidnappers of course, but why do we assume our own people are now suddendly immune to the horrible crime?
This Sunday guys house is burnt and the assumption making the rounds now is that herdsmen did it. Really? If you were a herder that the whole community is asking for your head on a platter, would you be that audacious to go past all the security around that area and walk into the house of such a guy to burn it down? How we think a times is amazing.
For those beating the drums of war should better be careful. And let all right thinking person apply tact in the matter at hand. The Southwest can not afford to be thrown into pandemonium over allegations and assumptions. Even if herdsmen are fingered in the crimes happening all around now, how we handle it is also important. You don't cut off the head because you have headache.
You unleash thugs on a tribe in the Southwest, think of what could happen to Southerners in the North. Think. Please let the young people just sit down and think. This is not Endsars. It can spiral out of control in no time consuming everything and everyone.
God help us.
|Religion / Re: My Father Has A Bat In His Wardrobe: Should I Be Worried? by picklighthouse: 11:02pm On Jan 23|
Many people who will make it big in comedy are on this platform. So with all the guy explained your thought is that his dad simply has a pet. Seriously?
Honestly guy, I think your dad is in occult or something like that. If all he did was smile at a bat in his closet then its strange. Really strange. Nobody keeps a live bat in the closet.
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|Politics / Re: Sanwo-Olu Commissions 252 Units Of 2-Bedroom Flats In Idale, Badagry by picklighthouse: 10:21pm On Jan 23|
Maybe there is finally light at the end of the tunnel. Because this is beautiful and very commendable. And like you outlined if every local govt can replicate this then we are moving up steady and surely..
|Politics / Re: IGP Adamu Orders Arrest Of Sunday Igboho Over Eviction Notice by picklighthouse: 3:52pm On Jan 23|
If there will be a protest it better be civil. May no one be a victim of foolishness this new year.
Why people are not wise is always a mystery to me. If the Southwest allows a riffraff foment trouble, it is the Southwest that will be consumed in the conflagration. Ask Lagos that needs over a trillion naira to rebuild what was burned down in few days of madness.
It is too early in the year to be stupid.
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