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The Odyssey of Self-Discovery and Entrepreneurship

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I stumbled on the words of the richest man in China and he said: “If you put bananas and money in front of monkeys, monkeys will choose bananas because monkeys do not know that *Money can buy a lot of Bananas*”. These words struck me indeed because this is the reality of some youths of the 21st Century. When you offer Job and Business to some people, they would choose “Job” because they do not know that business can bring more money than wages.

Similarly, a business partner of Donald Trump (Robert Kiyosaki) who is an author of the bestselling book-RICH DAD, POOR DAD- also said:

“One of the reasons the poor get poorer and the rich get richer is because they are NOT TRAINED TO RECOGNIZE ENTREPRENEURSHIP OPPORTUNITIES. They spend too much time in school and what they have learnt in school, is to WORK FOR WAGES instead of MONEY WORKING FOR THEM.”

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Profit is better than Wages, for Wages can make you a living but Profits can bring you a Fortune. Everyone should be “Thinking Investment” and stop fighting over increments of salaries because it won’t still be enough.

An Acting DVC Academic and a professor at a new university in Kenya said these words to freshmen and women during their orientation. He said;

 “Academic excellence is overrated! Being top of your class does not necessarily guarantee that you will be at the top of life. You could graduate as the best student in Finance but it doesn’t mean you will make more money than everybody else. The best graduating Law student does not necessarily become the best lawyer. The fact is, life requires more than the ability to understand a concept, memorize it and reproduce it in an exam.”

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He continued;

“School rewards people for their memory, Life rewards people for their imagination.

 School rewards caution, life rewards daring.

 School hails those who live by the rules, Life exalts those who break the rules and set new ones.”

 Yeah! Getting educated and passing through the 4-walls of a High Institution is great achievement but don’t sacrifice every other dreams and passions you’ve have on the altar of First Class. Don’t limit yourself to the classroom. Do something practical; take up leadership position, start a business- even if you fail, it’s a better Entrepreneurship lesson for you. Join or start a good club, contest an election- even if you lose, it will teach you something in politics that Political Science classes will not teach you. Every day of your life is an opportunity for you to learn something new and add value to yourself. Attend seminars, read books outside the scope of your field.

Do something you believe in! most especially believe in yourself and your dreams- “do you”. One mistake I made as a student is sacrificing other passions I had in life to become an “excellent student” instead of striving to become an “excellent person” in general. Now I’m fixing the reality puzzles one after the other which I wished I’d started earlier.

Therefore, I urge you to step out of your cocoons, try out those business ideas. you wouldn’t know how successful you can be in that business if you don’t explore it. Try some thing new; try politics, try farming, try businesses, acquire new skills and diversify your income. “Entrepreneurship is the salt of life” share this message with especially youths of this 21st Century.

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FIGHR TO TRAIN VOLUNTEERS ON GENDER BASED VIOLENCE

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FIGHR TO TRAIN VOLUNTEERS ON GENDER BASED VIOLENCE
FIGHR TO TRAIN VOLUNTEERS ON GENDER BASED VIOLENCE

By Millicent Umoru-O

The Federation of International Gender and Human Right (FIGHR) a Division of the Maternal Care Project of United Nations (UN) Women Gambia, New York held its 2020 cohort Fellowship on Gender Based and Human Rights Violence (GBV) Advocacy program.

Gistflash gathered that the fellowship which is the first of its kind will be a joint venture, focusing on the development of the Global Ambassador Program as offered by Global Minds Connect (GMC) and Peer Advocacy Education Program as offered within FIGHR. This cohort offers to assist GMC and their pledge to educate and embark on ‘‘One Million Ambassadors’’ to help eradicate GBV and governing bodies of the African Union, ECOWAS and the United Nations in their effort of ending Gender Based Violence, internationally.

The Founder and Lead Advocate, FIGHR, Dr Ameena Ali, during the FIGHR 2020 Gender Based Violence Advocacy Fellowship organized to raise Global Youth Ambassadors said the mission of the fellowership, amongst others is to make sure there is a voice for all those affected by Gender based violence. Adding that the vision is to be a solution to GBV and empower the younger generations with education and knowledge in eradicating GBV.

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Dr. Ameena said the inaugural meeting is to introduce the participants and also give an insight on what the 12 weeks training will entail.

adding that, the training will all be done virtually and after the training, participants will be certified as well as become Ambassadors for Gender Based Violence in their countries.

The virtual meeting featured participants from different countries, including Nigeria, Ghana, India, South Sudan, Afganistan etc.

She urged all to take the 12 weeks training seriously so as to be able to teach and advocate for the eradication of Gender Based Violence in their various countries. She noted that, a certificate will be issued at the end of the training

According to Dr. Ameena, after the 12 weeks training, Ambassadors will be required to go out and teach, enlighten as well as help people in both urban and rural areas to know more about Gender Based Violence and assist in eradicating it.

She further stated that the certificate will facilitate the registration of Non Governmental organisation (NGOs) and Community Service Organisations (CSOs), as that will help the ambassadors reach out to the needed audience. The training which started on 4th of August, 2020 will run till October 2020.

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‘I want to be a police officer to fight corruption’- boy in ‘mummy calm down’ video

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I want to be a police officer to fight corruption, says boy in ‘mummy calm down’ video

Oreofeoluwa Lawal-Babalola, a little boy who inspired the viral “mummy calm down” video, says he wants to be a police officer in the future so as to fight corruption.

The 4-year-old boy spoke of his dream career when he featured on an Instagram Live chat with City People TV on Friday.

“I want to be a police officer to fight corruption,” he said while fielding questions from Seyi Kehinde, the host.

The little boy said his comment in the video was to plead with Toluige Olokobi Babalola, his mother, not to administer disciplinary action on him.

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He expressed excitement about the attendant popularity the video has brought to his family, while also lauding his mother.

On her part, Toluige, who also featured on the live session, said she never envisaged that the video clip — which was done out of sheer fun — could become an internet sensation in the blink of an eye.

“It was God that destined it this way, I never envisaged it would fetch us such popularity,” she said.

She said the development had turned her from the usual “everyday person with nothing special” and his boy to a celebrity, whom many people now crave to speak with.

The mother of two, however, dismissed claims that she was abusing the little boy in the video, noting that her action was borne out of her desire to correct him from further wrongdoings.

On how the video found its way online, Toluige said she had shared it with her sister in America to catch a glimpse of Ore’s trademark theatrics whenever she wants to spank him for wrongdoing.

She said unknown to her, her sister, who could also not contain her laughter after watching the video, shared it to a group she belonged to and consequently hit the internet.

She also revealed that Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos state — who earlier requested to meet Ore — had already reached out to inform them he is working something out for him.

Toluige enjoined Nigerian parents to always dissipate attention into discovering the inherent potentials in their children, adding that such could be their ticket to stardom.

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Eid-el-Kabir: DSK Fecilitates with muslims, urges selflessness, brotherliness

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Eid-el-Kabir: DSK felicitate with Muslims,urges selfleness,brotherliness

As Muslims all over the world celebrates this year’s Eid-el-Kabir, A philanthropic Chief David Sabo Kente (DSK) has felicitates with Muslim faithfuls in Taraba state and Nigeria in general task on the need to imbibe the spirit of selflessness, brotherliness and sacrifice that symbolizes the Sallah.

Kente laid the task in a Sallah message to the people of the state, on Thursday in Abuja.

While congratulating the Muslims on the celebration, the philanthropist enjoined the faithful to see the Eid-el-Kabir as a test, in commemoration of the total submission by Prophet Ibrahim (AS) to the call for sacrifice.

“This, indeed, symbolizes a call to all Muslims to live a life of selflessness, brotherhood, sacrifice and adherence to Allah’s commands,”Kente Said

He pointed out that occasions such as this, calls for all Muslims to reflect on their relationship with God, as well as fellow human beings, as a guide for righteous living, love and peaceful co-existence in the society.

Kente further urged the faithful to continue to preach peace, show love, understanding, tolerance and good neighbourliness in Taraba State and Nigeria.

He used the opportunity to draw the attention of the Muslim faithful on the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, stressing the need to adhere to all preventive measures such as maintenance of social distancing, wearing of face mask, regular hand sanitizing, amongst others.

Aluta News report that
Chief David Sabo Kente, A chieftain of APC is also the Founder of DSK Foundation,
The NGO is in the forefront of providing scholarship for the less privilege, empowering widows and orphans in Taraba State.

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