Why Popcorn is More Valuable Than Corn- Reno Omokri

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Popcorn is more valuable than corn, but before it pops, it must be heated. You are valuable! Don’t get upset when challenges heat you up. God intends to pop your corn and release your value. Don’t let the heat make you bitter. It was intended to make you better.

A fool at 40 isn’t a fool forever. The founder of KFC, Harland Sanders was a failure who failed at almost everything in life until he used his talent for frying chicken to startup the business that became KFC. KFC was founded when he was 62!

Connect with him on twitter:@renoomokri

Revealed: Why Are You On Earth?

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(Halima Oyelade reveals how to achieve that thing you want to be, do or have in life!)

Halima Oyelade (Convener of #TimeOutWithHAlima)

Do you have a dream?

That thing you want to be, do or have?

  • what is your dream?
  • will you achieve it in your life time?
  • I know you hope you will?
  • But will you actually achieve it?
  • What odds would you give yourself? 1 in 5, 1 in hundred…..
  • How can you tell whether your chances are good or whether your dream reamain just that…..
  • Are you willing to put your dream to the test?

According to John Maxwell a dream is an inspiring picture of the future that energizes your mind and emotions, empowering you to do everything you can to achieve it.

Six Takeaway Quotes from Halima’s “Live your dream” Master Class on WhatsApp about achieving your dreams and fulfilling purpose.

1. The gap between what you know and where you are in life is what you do. Dreams require you to stretch, to go beyond average. You can’t reach for a dream and remain safely mediocre at the same time.

2. Failure is the price we must pay for success. One of the worst prisons in life is the prison of what people will think. Truth is people will always think and talk. All the people who changed the world were risk takers in the sense that they dared to pursue their dreams.

3. The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: “Decide what you want”-Ben Stein. For example, if I say I want to lose weight that is a general idea, but if I say I will lose 20kg by 1st of September that is a specific goal.

4. A dream is free, the journey isn’t.

5. Love what you do and do what you love.

6. The price will be paid more than once. It’s possible to pay too much for your dream. Some people make so much money and end up without a family and nobody to share that wealth with. There must be a balance!

Halima Oyelade is the convener of #TimeoutWithHalima-A leadership and personal development programme and a certified coach, trainer and Speaker with the John Maxwell Team.

She is passionate about adding value to people’s lives and helping them maximize their potentials and live their dreams. Her sessions is aimed at equipping people to become exceptional men and women who thrive in life, business and career.   

Connect with her on Instagram:@timeoutwithhalima

United States Government Rates Nigeria High, Commends NAPTIP

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NAPTIP BOSS Dame Julie Okah Donli

Efforts of the Nigerian Government in combating human trafficking through the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP)  has received commendation from  the United States Government even as Nigeria has been  upgraded from the Tier 2 watch list to Tier2 in the 2019 US Trafficking in Persons Report.

    The development came on the heels of serious efforts on expanded awareness and stakeholder advocacy in all parts of the country embarked upon by the Director General of the Agency to increase the knowledge of the people on issues of human trafficking as well as victim protection and support.

        The Report which was released recently by the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo an annual global assessment of the level of compliance of countries to the minimum standards in the eradication of trafficking in persons around the world.

        It would be recalled that Nigeria had slipped from Tier 1 rating to Tier 2 watch list years ago due to some reasons connected with the prevailing security challenges in some parts of the country which placed additional burden on the frontline Agencies.

        In the Report, the US Government stated that “The Government of Nigeria demonstrated overall increasing efforts compared to the previous reporting period; therefore, Nigeria was upgraded to Tier 2.”

        The Report further stated that: “These efforts included supporting implementation of a 2017 action plan between Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF), a government – supported non-governmental armed group, and an international organization to end its recruitment and use of child soldiers.

        “The Government convicted significantly more traffickers than the previous reporting period and initiated prosecution against seven government officials allegedly complicit in trafficking.”

        Speaking to newsmen, Director General of NAPTIP), Dame Julie Okah – Donli, disclosed that she received the Report with mixed feeling because she had expected Nigeria to be upgraded to Tier 1.

        “Even though many people including partners of the Agency have been calling to congratulate me on the upgrading of Nigeria to Tier 2, I received the report with mixed feeling because I had expected Nigeria to top the tier 1 list.

      First, I would like to thank the President and Commander –in- Chief, President Muhammadu Buhari and the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, for their support to the Agency within the period under review. The present administration has demonstrated the desired commitment and political will to combat human trafficking in the country.

      “In the last one year, we have doubled our prosecution and number of convictions and revamped our strategies aimed at combating human trafficking through massive public enlightenment and  awareness creation campaigns, advocacy as well as other preventive measures .

      “We commenced the inauguration of State Task Forces Against Human Trafficking as one of our grassroots concepts to ensure States’ participation.    Delta and Ondo States have fully taken off,  Edo State Task Force that was earlier on inaugurated were trained  while the Ekiti State Task Force will be inaugurated by Governor Kayode Fayemi next Monday 24th June, 2019. This project is bring sponsored by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes, (UNODC)

      “In addition, with the support of ECOWAS and IOM, we recently embarked on sensitization of border communities, Law Enforcement agencies and transporters within the Nigeria – Seme, Benin – Togo border corridor.

      “We have just concluded advocacy and sensitization of key stakeholders in Lagos State with a visit to traditional rulers, schools and local government officials on the need to support the fight against human trafficking in the country,” the NAPTIP boss said.

      The latest global commendation on the efforts of NAPTIP in combating human trafficking came barely few months after the Agency provided employment for three of the survivors of human trafficking rescued and sponsored through University education by the Agency and our civil society partners.

Bluetoolz WCW: Mo Abudu

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“The key to success in anything is to be absolutely consistent over a prolonged period of time.”

– Mo Abudu is founder and Chief Executive Officer of EbonyLife TV, Africa’s first and fastest growing black entertainment and lifestyle network. This Nigerian media entrepreneur and talk show host is the first African woman to launch a Pan-African TV channel. The channel currently on DSTV Channel 165, as well as in the UK on the TalkTalk platform, providing premium, original and home-grown programming to its ever increasing viewership. She has received many awards In recognition of her outstanding work in media and her services to humanity, and was most recently honoured with an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Babcock University.