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There Is No Perfect Husband Anywhere, Cover Your Husbands Nakedness : Funke Felix-Adejumo:

 Popular Nigerian clergywoman, Pastor Funke Felix-Adejumo has once again dished a piece of advice to married women.



In a trending video, the clergywoman while preaching asked women to ensure they always cover their husband's unclothedness as there is no perfect husband anywhere.


Speaking during her sermon, Adejumo said; "Let me say this to you that are married. Cover your husband's unclothedness. There is no perfect husband anywhere. Stop celebrating your husband's failures. Is it because people are not telling you their stories? Do you know what people have gone through and are going through? You talk about your husband everywhere you go in the neighborhood. Everybody knows your story. It's not right.''


Watch the video below:


CEO, Usifo Ataga Murder Court Case Arraigned

 Nkechi Mogbo, the owner of the short-let apartment at 19, Adewale Oshin Street, Lekki Phase 1, where the body of Super TV CEO, Usifo Ataga was found, has explained why the details of Chidinma Ojukwu, the prime suspect in the murder case, was not captured in the facility's logbook.


Mogbo, a witness in the case had last week narrated how different leads pointed to Chidinma as the prime suspect in the case.


Giving an account before the court, Mogbo had explained the mode of the transaction between her firm and Chidinma.


However, when the trial resumed on Monday, she was cross-examined by Onwuka Egwu, lawyer to Chidinma, who queried why there was no proper identification of the young lady prior to her lodging in the hotel.


Responding, Mogbo said Chidinma lied that she was just returning from overseas and only wanted to isolate due to COVID-19 protocols in place as her means of identification were with government officials at the time.


Also, Egwu asked if Mogbo was registered with the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation but the property said no.


Also, Mogbo was asked if there was CCTV installed in the apartment but she claimed it was still being installed as of the time of the incident.


Onwuka Egwu reportedly did a cross-examination for Mogbo which lasted for almost three hours.


Meanwhile, Chidinma was not questioned but was arraigned before the court alongside Quadri and her sister.


The two defendants, Chidinma Ojukwu and Adedapo Quadri, are facing the first eight counts on the charge bordering on conspiracy, murder, stabbing, forgery, making of bank statements and stealing.


The third defendant, who is the first defendant’s sister, Chioma Egbuchu, is facing the ninth count charge of stealing an iPhone 7 belonging to the late Ataga.


Last week, the apartment owner said she advertised her apartment on property websites like Airbnb for a short stay and had agents on the market that advertised for her.


“It is a self-serviced apartment, fully furnished with TV, DSTV subscription, internet, kitchen alliances, 24 hours power supply, and others.


“The only time we come to clean is just to take out the trash, that happens every two or three days,” she had told the court.


She added that when clients get access through the agents or via the websites, they get direct access to her for booking and possible negotiation.


“On June 13, it was on a Sunday, I was at home. About 4pm, I got a phone call from a private number, the first I ignored and the second I picked up. Then there was a lady who said she saw the apartment online and enquired as to whether we have the necessary facilities, to which I responded yes.


“She said she would like to have a look at it and I said she could. She sent a message on WhatsApp with the picture of the apartment obviously indicating where she got it from. I sent her the address and she confirmed she would be on her way to the place.”


She said she further put a call through to the security, Abubakar, explaining that the lady would be coming to see the place.


Upon checking, the lady, who identified herself with the name ‘Jewel’, said she would take the apartment for three days.


“She asked for payment details, which I forwarded across to her, within a couple of minutes, she sent the proof of payment of N125,000. It contained the initiator of the payment, Michael Usifo, from a GTBank account, the time and date of the transaction, and my name as the recipient,” she said.


The owner said following the payment, the security man handed her the key to the apartment on the same day.


“Two days after, at about 5:30pm – June 15, she was due to check out on June 16, I got a message from the lady that her friend would like to extend for three more days, and that he would be making the payment the next day, which would be on the 16th.”


She said at 10 am on June 16, she received a credit notification from the same GTBank account, confirming payment of N50,000 for two additional days by the same Michael Usifo.


“Hours later, I put a call across to my security man on a different issue, upon which he made a remark that they had noticed a body on the ground of the said apartment.”


Mogbo told the court she immediately started panicking but asked the whereabouts of the lady because the security man confirmed the deceased was a guy.


“He said she left the night before at about 7:30pm to 8pm and didn’t return. I got off the phone and tried to reach the lady. I put a call across to her but she cut the call, she then sent a message saying she was in a meeting. I didn’t want to alert her as to what I was aware of.


“I carried on, saying the payment which she sent in the morning, unfortunately, wasn’t credited; I told her, so can you make the payment again because I made a mistake to acknowledge receipt? She said she would reach her friend for him to make the payment.


“Couple of minutes after, I got another initiation of payment for the same sum of N50,000 from the same initiator, the person of Mr Michael.


“When she made the payment, I was already on my way to the property to get a proper understanding of what had happened, after which I went straight to the police station,” she narrated.


She further said she sent a message to the lady that she had received the initial N50,000 which she (the owner) claimed she didn’t receive, and that she had given the security man the cash of the extra N50,000, so she should pick it from him.


“I devised the means to lure her to come to the property, after the security had confirmed she left the day before. She sent a message that she would like to use the N50,000 for another two days.”


Mogbo further narrated that she filed a report at the Maroko police station, and police officers followed her back to the apartment to get photographs and a better understanding of what happened.


She said she wrote a statement and the police arranged for the body to be taken out to the morgue and took his personal items including the car as evidence.


She said she reported back to the police station the next morning, and they went to state CID, Yaba, where she met with the Deputy Commissioner of Police.


“I was made to write more statements and was detained for seven days, to assist with the case. During this time, I was interviewed, they collected different evidence.


“On the sixth night, I was called by the DCP to his office; there was a young lady present, two older ladies, and a couple of officers. He asked me if I could recognise the young lady and I said no.”


She said it was at that point she remembered she had a picture saved on her phone, and that she pulled out her phone and asked the lady if it was her, to which she confirmed yes.


“The security man, whom she was in contact with and always calling to put in the generator or pump the water said one day, she mistakenly called him with her number around 2:30am, after which she hung up and called with a private number telling the security man to turn on the generator.


“During the investigation, the security man passed the phone number as a possible lead. He saved the number and was able to get the photograph used as the profile picture.


“During the police investigation, when my phone record was printed, the same number also matched my incoming call number on Sunday 13th June, which the caller tried to hide, but couldn’t hide from the network providers,” she narrated.


Mogbo further told the court that the suspect, now identified as Chidinma, avoided calling with her phone number as the WhatsApp chat history between them was with a foreign phone number, registered as an American number.


She told the court that she provided all the chats between them and sent them to the police by email and also printed a copy while in custody.


Ataga was found dead with multiple stab wounds on June 16 at a service apartment on Adebowale Oshin Street, Lekki Phase I where he had checked in with his lover, Chidinma.


Chidinma, who was consequently arrested on June 23 over the murder of Usifo Ataga in a service apartment, said she was able to kill him because he was weak.


She confessed to stabbing Usifo with a knife under the influence of drugs and withdrawing N380,000 from the victim’s account with his ATM card.


She, however, recanted later in a video, saying she acted in self-defence.


Usifo, 50, was buried on July 30.


The duo of Chidinma and Quadri were also accused of committing forgery by procuring and making bank account statements purported to have been made by the deceased.


They were also alleged to have forged the United Bank of Africa account statement of one Mary from June 1, 2021, a passport and a driver’s license in Chidinma’s name.







Dangers Of choosing Prostitution as a career

 The Dangers Of Being A Prostitute In This Day And Age


I saw a thread shared by a good friend of mine here, @Okcornel, about a so-called pastor who arranged with some guys to get a prostitute.


Now after they got her, they killed her, after which they now had sex with her dead body. Then they cut off her head, hands and feet, roasted it, and used it to prepare a lotion, following the instructions which they had received from a native doctor to make them rich. And it was said to be the third time the pastor were attempting this, if so, that would mean that three prostitutes had been lured and killed for this same purpose.


Such ritual killings of prostitutes is no longer news though, as many prostitutes have fallen victims to such gruesome practices. The serial killings of Gracious David-West not too long ago easily comes to mind. Just like that, nine ladies were gone and they were all prostitutes. He said after sleeping with them, he'd insert a knife into their private parts.


Hence one may be compelled to ask, "why always prostitutes?"


The reason is because they are the easiest and safest to lure for such purpose. All they need is how much they'd be paid and they'd follow the person wherever he wants, do whatever the person wants and however he wants, hence they become easy preys to such animals in human skin.


But that's not even the worst, because there's is the spiritual angle to this, which is that after they die in their sins, they'd have to face judgment for the kind of sinful lifestyle they lived, so it's more like moving from frying pan to fire.


Now i'm not one to judge a prostitute on her choice of occupation, because I don't know what they've been through and the kinds of circumstances that would have led them into such. When I hear what some of them had been through that made them to begin to trade their bodies for money, I don't really blame them at all.


However I yet have to say the painful truth, which is that circumstances is not enough excuse, because the soul that sinneth shall die, and this is not speaking of the death of their body but that of their soul.


So if they're afraid of falling victim to such abominable activities, they should even be more afraid of the death of their souls, because if they die in their sins, their end is sure.


They ought to know that their case is not beyond redemption, because God is not willing that any perish but that all come to repentance, and there are several instances in the Bible that show that a prostitute can still change and be used for God's glory.


For instance, Rahab the harlot, who repented and helped God's people, hence God made to partake in the lineage of Christ. Her name was specifically mentioned, I believe, to show that the case of a prostitute is not hopeless, and that God can transform their lives and use them for His own glory. Joshua 2, 6; Matthew 1:5.


Moreover i have come to observe that apart from that sexually immoral aspect of their lives, some prostitutes are some of the nicest and compassionate persons one could possibly encounter. Hence all they need is just to repent from their life of sexual immorality, and it would be easier for them to comply with the righteous ways of God more than even some who were never such but still very heartless and cruel.


So if you happen to be one, you ought to repent and come out of prostitution now before it's too late. Forget about what men would say, and make the decision to come back to God, because it's all about what God says about you, and God says, that regardless of what you've done, if you return to Him just as the prodigal child did, He would become a Father to you, and you His child. Luke 15:18-23


2 Corinthians 6:17-18 (KJV)


Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,

And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.











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Five Major Countries Where Women Have More Than One Husband

It is not unheard of for men to have more than one wife with many cultural practices and religions of the world even supporting the habit. However, it comes across as unusual to hear of a woman with multiple husbands. Polyandry is a form of polygamy in which a woman takes two or more husbands at the same time.


For example, fraternal polyandry is practiced among Tibetans in Nepal, parts of China and part of northern India, in which two or more brothers are married to the same wife, with the wife having equal “sexual access” to them.


We have gathered five known countries with tribes that practice polyandry and they are listed below:


Nigeria


Although largely uncommon in Nigeria, there are tribes in Nigeria that also allows polyandry. Among the Irigwe of Northern Nigeria, women have traditionally acquired numerous spouses called “co-husbands”. The Irigwe people of Nigeria practiced a woman having co-husbands until their council voted to outlaw it in 1968. Until then, women moved from house to house, taking on multiple spouses, and the children’s paternity was assigned to the husband whose house the woman lived in at the time.


India


India as a country has more than one tribe practicing polyandry. Polyandry is prevalent in parts of North India by Paharis in the Jaunsarbawar region while in Kinnaur, Himachal a minority of the people justify and practice Polyandry. As descendants of the Pachi Pandavas (five brothers who were husbands to a woman named Draupadi daughter of King Panchala), they believe they have to carry on the tradition.


Asides them, the Toda tribe of Nilgris, Najanad Vellala of Travancore and some Nair caste Sytems in South India also practice polyandry. A survey of 753 Tibetan families by Tibet University in 1988 found that 13% practiced polyandry.


Kenya


In August 2013, Kenyan witness polyandry when two men decided to be husbands to a woman they both love. It is noteworthy that Kenyan laws don’t explicitly forbid Polyandry and legal action can’t be taken against people who practice it. There have also been reported cases of polyandry among the Massai people of Kenyan.


China


The practice of fraternal polyandry is common among the people Tibet in the Nepal parts of China and India. It is based on the belief that a child can have more than one father and usually when two or more brothers marry one woman, they all have equal sexual access to her.


The practice is encouraged if the family is poor and can’t divide their properties amongst the offsprings of separate fathers. So they keep their small farmlands and properties big by getting married to the same woman.


South America


Polyandry also existed among tribes in South America as the Bororo practiced polyandry while up to 70 percent of Amazonian cultures may have believed in the principle of multiple paternity. “The Tupi-Kawahib also practice fraternal polyandry.


Zimbabwe International Footballer Tendai Ndoro has reportedly gone bankrupt after losing all his properties to his ex-wife following their divorce

 Zimbabwe international Tendai Ndoro has reportedly gone bankrupt after losing all his properties to his ex-wife following their divorce.


The 36-year-old is said to have registered his properties in the name of his South African partner, Thando Maseko.


Ndoro and his wife, who is a model, used to live in South Africa in the footballer's multi-million dollar Kyalami Estates in Johannesburg.


However, following their divorce, the footballer is said to have lost all his cars and the apartment to her. Ndoro spent the better part of his playing career in South Africa, where he played for Cape Town City, Orlando Pirates, Black Aces and Ajax Cape Town. He also made a fortune when he earned a transfer to Asia, lining up for Omani top division side Al-Orouba.


According to a report by Zimbabwean portal Soccer24, the veteran forward has been struggling financially since his divorce.


A source close to the footballer is quoted as saying that all his properties have gone to his ex-wife, since he registered them in her name.


“As you know, Tindo (Ndoro) was married to Thando. But they didn’t have the best of marriages, they were always fighting. Despite that, he registered the house he had here in South Africa and the luxury cars they had, under the lady’s name,” the source said.

“So when they had a fall-out, he lost everything to Maseko, which explains the situation he is in now.”


Meanwhile, Ndoro is said to have received some financial help from the owner of Mpumalanga Black Aces, Geroge Morfou. His Zimbabwean teammate and Aston Villa midfielder Marvelous Nakamba is also reported to have given him some money.








Maria: Kevin's Brother Dares Cubana Chief Priest, Threatens To Expose Him (Photos)

 Maria: Kevin's Brother Dares Cubana Chief Priest, Threatens To Expose Him (Photos)


The younger brother of Kelvin Anene has released a photo he took with Maria, who is said to be dating Kelvin, as he called out Cubana Chief Priest for publicly exposing his brother, IgbereTV reports.


Cubana Chief Priest had accused her of dating his sister's husband, Kelvin Anene. He also accused her of threatening his sister.


Kelvin's younger brother spoke up in his brother's defence, claiming Kelvin had separated from Cubana's Chief Priest's sister since 2018 because she was troublesome.


To get Cubana Chief Priest more angry, he has released a photo he took with Maria, his brother's alleged sidechic.


He also threatened to leak secrets about Cubana Chief Priest and his wife because he dragged his family in public.


He asked his followers to stay tuned as more is coming then he added: "Tell Otondo Chief Priest to call me.









Japan's Princess Mako has ditched her royal status and married her university sweetheart Kei Komuro.

  JAPAN'S Princess Mako has ditched her royal status and married her university sweetheart Kei Komuro.


The 30-year-old tied the knot with her "commoner" husband on Tuesday morning after the pair announced their engagement back in 2017


Under Japanese law, female imperial family members are forced to give up their royal title if they wed a "commoner" - although males do not have to.


Princess Mako decided to go ahead with the wedding despite this and controversy that followed her engagement.


The princess, Emperor Naruhito's niece, had her marriage registered without traditional rites and turned down a large payment of around 140 million yen (£900,000) offered to royal females upon their departure from the family.


She is the first women in Japan's post-war history to do so.


Mako has now taken the surname of her husband and become Mako Komuro - the first time she has had a family name.


In Japan's imperial family, only male members are given household names, while female members only have titles.


It's understood the couple plan to move to the US following their wedding, where Mr Komuro works as a lawyer.


He moved to New York in 2018 to attend law school, returning to Japan last month sporting a ponytail - which sparked widespread criticism.


On Tuesday morning - 10am local time - Mako left the palace wearing a pale blue dress and holding a bouquet.


She bowed outside the residence of her parents, Crown Prince Akishino and Crown Princess Kiko, and her sister Kako, and then the sisters hugged each other.


The low-key ceremony, however, sparked protests against their marriage as the princess called it a "necessary choice".


"I am very sorry for the inconvenience caused and I am grateful for those... who have continued to support me," she said, reports NHK.


"For me, Kei is irreplaceable - marriage was a necessary choice for us."


The pair were due to marry in 2018, but it was postponed following claims Mr Kumuro's mother had taken a loan from her ex-partner and not paid him back.


Mr Komuro met the princess when she sat behind him at a campus meeting almost 10 years ago at Tokyo's International Christian University, where they graduated.


'SINCERE & STRONG-MINDED'


Announcing her engagement in 2017, Mako said; "First I was attracted by his bright smiles like the sun.


"He is a sincere, strong-minded, hard worker, and he has a big heart.


"Having a family still goes beyond my imagination, but I hope to make one that is warm, comfortable and filled with smiles."


Excessive media coverage of the couple in the years since caused the princess to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, the Imperial Household Agency previously said.


The Imperial House Law allows only male succession and requires women to renounce their royal status when they marry a commoner, a practice that has reduced the number of royal family members and the successors to the throne.


After Naruhito, there are only Akishino and his son, Prince Hisahito, in the line of succession.


A panel of government-appointed experts are discussing a stable succession of the Japanese monarchy, but conservatives still reject female succession or allowing female members to head the imperial family.









Relationships matter more than money: Money is the lowest form of wealth, real wealth is in relationships

 It is not enough to have talent and skills; you must understand the power of building valuable relationships.


Relationships matter more than money. In actual sense, people don’t lack money, it is relationship they lack. You don’t lack money, you only lack the right relationships. It is your ‘connection’ that determines your ‘collection’. What you will collect from life is dependent on the value of your connections. The number one characteristic of a poor man is lack of relevant relationships. The more you are isolated from rich relationships, the closer you are to poverty.


One great truth about relationship is that of all the resources available to man, it is the only one that is inexhaustible. Relationship is the ultimate connector. It can connect you to opportunities that your degree and certificate would not be able to achieve in your lifetime. Relationships can open doors in a moment, which your degrees won’t open in a lifetime. I have observed that there is a strong connection between the quality of your relationships and the opportunities that you will be exposed to in life. Knowing people in high places that will recommend you for the right places will always give you a significant edge in life. Networking can get you into doors that degrees cannot.


Most people are not doing well because of certain relationships that are not in place in their lives. Likewise, everyone doing well can be traced to certain right relationships in their lives. In analysing the origin of suffering and poverty, I realized that both can be traced to the presence or absence of certain relationships. Every relationship is a bridge or a wall, it will either hinder or connect you.


If your only goal in life is just to have quality relationships, that goal is worthwhile. Build a solid base for relationship, don’t wait till you need a relationship before you build it. It can be too late.

Your network is directly proportional to your net worth. Relationship is a form of currency. You are not wealthy until you have relationships that money cannot buy. The true worth of a man is found in the quality of his relationships.


There are some people that are liabilities to your future. Take conscious effort to surround yourself with people that are assets to your future. Whether poverty or wealth, they are both functions of the people with whom you spend most of your time. As it is often said, if you surround yourself with nine losers, you’ll soon be the tenth! Do not expect positive things in your life if you surround yourself with negative people.

John C. Maxwell said: “Your network determines your net worth”. Life stories are full of friends that changed the world: James Watson and Francis Crick were complementary friends who discovered the secret of life (DNA).


Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak revolutionised the technology world with their Apple products. Bill Gates and Paul Allen were the Whiz Kids that later became software Gurus. Larry Page started Goggle with his best friend Sergey Brin. They met at Stanford University while studying for their Ph.D. in computer science and launched Google in 1998.

     

The story of HP started with two young kids with complementary abilities in a garage. For HP, their story is a product of the supremacy of human relationship. Williams Hewlett and David Packard were undergraduate students studying engineering at Stanford University in Palo Alto California when they first met. They both had great fascinations for electronics and later became friends. After graduating with degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford in 1934, Hewlett and Packard forged a friendship during a two-week camping and fish trip in Colorado. With the depression ripping the world apart and leaving along in its trail an unprecedented level of unemployment, they gave it a thought to establish their own company. Packard told the story: “Bill and I saw that we couldn’t get a job ourselves, we’ll just start our own company and the Great Fred encouraged us to do that”. The duo were further encouraged by Stanford professor and mentor Fredrick E. Terman to start a business of their own. The young engineers raised $538 in start-up capital, set up a shop in the one-car garage behind Packard Palo’s house, and flipped a coin to decide the order of the company’s name. Hewlett won the toss, and Hewlett-Packard was born. From a tiny garage, they built a company whose technical excellence, innovative management practices, consistent and commercial success will remain an inspiration and model for generations of high-tech entrepreneurs to come.


They formed the Hewlett-Packard Company in 1939 and their first product was the audio oscillator invented by William Hewlett in 1938. The company earned global respect for a variety of products. They introduced the world’s first handheld scientific electronic calculator in 1972 (the HP-41c), and the first symbolic and graphing calculator, the HP-28c.


The name Hewlett-Packard (HP) has become synonymous with high tech innovations from its early days in 1939 right up to the present; HP’s growth has been fueled by one technological breakthrough after another. What really set HP apart is not technology, but the visionary management style and enduring relationships created by HP founders – William Hewlett and David Packard. Their policy of showing sensitivity to their employees’ needs and giving their workers the chance to be creative in solving technical problems has made HP one of the most successful and admired companies in the history of American industry.


For Packard and Hewlett, the pursuit of excellence and friendship has always been more important than pursuit of wealth. Hewlett-Packard Company evolved from two like-minded friends trying to solve a problem in their communities. Today, HP employs thousands of employees and does business in more than 170 countries across the globe. On November 1, 2015, Hewlett-Packard Company split into HP Inc. (a printer and personal computer developer and manufacturer) and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), focused on servers, storage, networking, and business services. In 2019, the company reported a total annual revenue of around $58.76 billion.



Who will ever imagine that a mutual understanding in a garage will produce a formidable company and an I.T pacesetter with billions of dollars in revenue? HP’s story testifies to the fact that wealth has its origin in relationships. True wealth is in your relationships, not riches.


Kevin Eiken Berry said: “Look carefully at the closest association in your life, for that is the direction you are heading.” Don’t go into the future with a ‘liability’. Go into the future with people that will add value to you and increase your worth. You will need to audit your relationships and cut off people that are liabilities to your future. You are either a blessing or a burden; an asset or a liability; a problem solver or a problem. There are many people you will never realise that you are better off without until you cut them off. When their absence is not felt, then their presence is irrelevant.


Jim Rohn said: “You must constantly ask yourself these questions: Who am I around? What are they doing to me? What have they got me reading? What have they got me saying? Where do they have me going? What do they have me thinking? And most important, what do they have me becoming? Then ask yourself the big question – Is this ok?” Hang out with friends who are like-minded and who are also designing purpose-filled lives. Similarly, be that kind of a friend for your friends. You need people that believe in you, people that invest in your dreams and goals, and people that bring the best – not the stress – out of you.


“Your choice of people to associate with will have more impact on what you become than any other single factor”- Brian Tracy

It is not enough to have talent and skills; you must understand the power of building valuable relationships. Relationships matter more than money. In actual sense, people don’t lack money, it is relationship they lack.


You don’t lack money, you only lack the right relationships. It is your ‘connection’ that determines your ‘collection’. What you will collect from life is dependent on the value of your connections. The number one characteristic of a poor man is lack of relevant relationships. The more you are isolated from rich relationships, the closer you are to poverty.


One great truth about relationship is that of all the resources available to man, it is the only one that is inexhaustible. Relationship is the ultimate connector. It can connect you to opportunities that your degree and certificate would not be able to achieve in your lifetime. Relationships can open doors in a moment, which your degrees won’t open in a lifetime. I have observed that there is a strong connection between the quality of your relationships and the opportunities that you will be exposed to in life. Knowing people in high places that will recommend you for the right places will always give you a significant edge in life. Networking can get you into doors that degrees cannot.


Most people are not doing well because of certain relationships that are not in place in their lives.


Likewise, everyone doing well can be traced to certain right relationships in their lives. In analysing the origin of suffering and poverty, I realized that both can be traced to the presence or absence of certain relationships. Every relationship is a bridge or a wall, it will either hinder or connect you.


If your only goal in life is just to have quality relationships, that goal is worthwhile. Build a solid base for relationship, don’t wait till you need a relationship before you build it. It can be too late.


Your network is directly proportional to your net worth. Relationship is a form of currency. You are not wealthy until you have relationships that money cannot buy. The true worth of a man is found in the quality of his relationships.


There are some people that are liabilities to your future. Take conscious effort to surround yourself with people that are assets to your future. Whether poverty or wealth, they are both functions of the people with whom you spend most of your time. As it is often said, if you surround yourself with nine losers, you’ll soon be the tenth! Do not expect positive things in your life if you surround yourself with negative people.


John C. Maxwell said: “Your network determines your net worth”. Life stories are full of friends that changed the world: James Watson and Francis Crick were complementary friends who discovered the secret of life (DNA).


Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak revolutionised the technology world with their Apple products. Bill Gates and Paul Allen were the Whiz Kids that later became software Gurus. Larry Page started Goggle with his best friend Sergey Brin. They met at Stanford University while studying for their Ph.D. in computer science and launched Google in 1998.


The story of HP started with two young kids with complementary abilities in a garage. For HP, their story is a product of the supremacy of human relationship. Williams Hewlett and David Packard were undergraduate students studying engineering at Stanford University in Palo Alto California when they first met. They both had great fascinations for electronics and later became friends. After graduating with degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford in 1934, Hewlett and Packard forged a friendship during a two-week camping and fish trip in Colorado. With the depression ripping the world apart and leaving along in its trail an unprecedented level of unemployment, they gave it a thought to establish their own company. Packard told the story: “Bill and I saw that we couldn’t get a job ourselves, we’ll just start our own company and the Great Fred encouraged us to do that”. The duo were further encouraged by Stanford professor and mentor Fredrick E. Terman to start a business of their own. The young engineers raised $538 in start-up capital, set up a shop in the one-car garage behind Packard Palo’s house, and flipped a coin to decide the order of the company’s name. Hewlett won the toss, and Hewlett-Packard was born. From a tiny garage, they built a company whose technical excellence, innovative management practices, consistent and commercial success will remain an inspiration and model for generations of high-tech entrepreneurs to come.


They formed the Hewlett-Packard Company in 1939 and their first product was the audio oscillator invented by William Hewlett in 1938. The company earned global respect for a variety of products. They introduced the world’s first handheld scientific electronic calculator in 1972 (the HP-41c), and the first symbolic and graphing calculator, the HP-28c.


The name Hewlett-Packard (HP) has become synonymous with high tech innovations from its early days in 1939 right up to the present; HP’s growth has been fueled by one technological breakthrough after another. What really set HP apart is not technology, but the visionary management style and enduring relationships created by HP founders – William Hewlett and David Packard. Their policy of showing sensitivity to their employees’ needs and giving their workers the chance to be creative in solving technical problems has made HP one of the most successful and admired companies in the history of American industry.


For Packard and Hewlett, the pursuit of excellence and friendship has always been more important than pursuit of wealth. Hewlett-Packard Company evolved from two like-minded friends trying to solve a problem in their communities. Today, HP employs thousands of employees and does business in more than 170 countries across the globe. On November 1, 2015, Hewlett-Packard Company split into HP Inc. (a printer and personal computer developer and manufacturer) and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), focused on servers, storage, networking, and business services. In 2019, the company reported a total annual revenue of around $58.76 billion.

Who will ever imagine that a mutual understanding in a garage will produce a formidable company and an I.T pacesetter with billions of dollars in revenue? HP’s story testifies to the fact that wealth has its origin in relationships. True wealth is in your relationships, not riches.



Kevin Eiken Berry said: “Look carefully at the closest association in your life, for that is the direction you are heading.” Don’t go into the future with a ‘liability’. Go into the future with people that will add value to you and increase your worth. You will need to audit your relationships and cut off people that are liabilities to your future. You are either a blessing or a burden; an asset or a liability; a problem solver or a problem. There are many people you will never realise that you are better off without until you cut them off. When their absence is not felt, then their presence is irrelevant.


Jim Rohn said: “You must constantly ask yourself these questions: Who am I around? What are they doing to me? What have they got me reading? What have they got me saying? Where do they have me going? What do they have me thinking? And most important, what do they have me becoming? Then ask yourself the big question – Is this ok?” Hang out with friends who are like-minded and who are also designing purpose-filled lives. Similarly, be that kind of a friend for your friends. You need people that believe in you, people that invest in your dreams and goals, and people that bring the best – not the stress – out of you.


QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “Everything you ever want in life is a relationship away”-Gbenga Adebambo


Source:Guardian Ng


Man Beats His Wife Over A Dress, Months After Making Her Lose Her Pregnancy

Months after allegedly making her lose a pregnancy, man again assaults his wife over a dress


A formal university lecturer, Ukachi Onyema, has been accused of brutalizing his wife, Mrs Amarachi Onyema, over a dress she wanted to wear to their child’s graduation ceremony.


It was gathered that the alleged assault occurred on Saturday, August 21, 2021, at their residence in Umuahia, Abia State.


According to a source, “They have been married for seven years and have three children. He’s fond of beating her at the slightest provocation.


Apparently, he b*at her up last Saturday and stabbed her all over her body because he said he didn't like what she wanted to wear to their daughter's graduation ceremony. He tore the dress into pieces and all of these happened in the presence of their kids.


Three months ago, this lady was pregnant with twins, and he kept beating her until the twins d*ed in her womb at 7 months. She was in and out of hospital and almost d*ed from bleeding.


My friend is still there because she is scared of leaving and her confidence level right now is zero. She needs help. She can't speak out. She can’t hear with one ear right now as a result of the constant beatings.”


Lady Slaps Her Boyfriend, Ruins Marriage Proposal

 Out of excitement, a lady slaps her boyfriend's face when he knelt down and proposed marriage to her in public, in Calabar, Cross River State.


This gets her boyfriend angry. He stands up, walks out on her while she apologized to him.



Whitemoney Compose A Love Song For His Fellow Housemates Emmanuel and Liquorose

One of the housemates of Big Brother Naija season 6 whitemoney has proven that indeed he is such a social and happy guy, well talented in dramatic behaviour by composing a lovely song for Emmanuel and Liquorose.


The relationship of these two housemates Emma and Rose is so strong that they found it rare to live the sight of each other as the journey in big brothers house.

They both where enjoying the lovely song and was making some dancing steps as whitemoney released it hot hot for them.


In a video seen, other housemates Cross, Micheal and Queen also enjoyed in the song as the dance along the music.


The talented housemate of big brother Naija season 6 has always being seen putting smiles on peoples faces as the show proceed both his fellow housemates and the viwers can attest to that. with him there is never a dull moment, no room for hate or bad energy.

whitemoney's behaiour so far in the house has taught so much lessons Thus: always be in a positive energy no matter what people has made you go through in life.

love your enermies and even pray for them, be good to them and allow their conscience to jude them.

learn to speak good about others especially behind them. These and more to be mention but a few.

i can read the viewers mind asking; what could be the fate in Big Brother's house if whitemoney been evicted from the show? 


How I Discover That I Have A Flirt As A Girl Friend

Oh women! Oh women, FEAR WOMEN oo.


Well, let me not bore you guys.i will go straight to the point.


I met this girl,and we became friends,then lovers.


She likes my looks and we both share time,massages and motivational talk together.


I thought I could just be friends with her,just random friend until we became so close that she practically confess she love me.

Though I have so many girlfriend which I told her but she said no problem,since we both love each other.


I ask her about her past as she told me,she has only dated a guy but they are no longer together.


I ask her why did they break up,she told me, he cheated on her and so she ended the relationship.


I did not believe this girl,my instinct was telling me,how can a 27years old girl has only dated once and they broke up three years ago.


My suspicion grew when I bleep her and she was wide down there.


I said ok ooooooo

I discovered she was so regular on facebook,what did I do?


I opened a fake facebook account added some friends and added some nice pictures I randomly selected.

I sent her friend request.


She obliged my request.

I waited for a week before I started chatting with her,meanwhile we are seeing, also keeping in touch.


This girl like bleep die but she like to pretend say she no dey bleep.



When I chatted her through my fake account,she responded,


To cut the long story short,girl way dey say na only me she get was ready to go and see a guy who just chatted with her.


Since I was the fake guy na,I was just reluctant to see her,if not na bleep she for get again.


Since now,she hasn't know am the guy with the fake account.


But am not interested so much with her again.


Fear women!! Fear women!!!

Nigerian DJ on the run as family accuses him of killing his 6-months pregnant lover


A Nigerian DJ, Olayiwola Olatunji, better known as DJ Scoot 007, is currently on the run, after allegedly k*lling his 6-months pregnant lover, in Ikorodu area of Lagos.


DJ Scoot and Tina Erube — a mom of five — began dating about two years ago and has a child together. It was gathered that Erube had just moved back to Nigeria from Canada when they began dating.


According to a source, “Everything was fine until yesterday, August 10, when we received the news of her d*ath and the boyfriend in question ran away with her phones where she has all vital information on her finance.


He has been d*frauding her unknown to her. She abandoned some of her projects and took up his own. She built a house for him and also bought him a car.


When she fell ill, the guy refused to contact any of her family members, he didn’t take her to the hospital despite the fact that she was pregnant. He even denied the family access to her.


She was near death before her family could get her forcefully.

They took her back to her father's house, and later rushed her to the hospital, where she was confirmed d*ad on arrival.



Although the k*lling was spiritual because some f*tish stuffs was found in the house, the guy knowing she was d*ed ran away with her phones and all her financial details. The girl’s family have no information about his own family.” 

Five Things You Must Deal With Thoroughly Before You Marry

      Tips for Building a Healthy Relationship - HelpGuide.org

 Prepare yourself for marriage by doing these...


(1) Odour and Hygiene: At all cost, make sure you don't have mouth Odour and body Odour. Make sure you are simply neat also. You may not have much, but make sure you don't have nasty body Odour or mouth Odour. If you do, deal with it now before you marry. Body Odour and mouth Odour "can silence" the power of good character.


(2) Attitude: Train yourself on how to speak less, how to react wisely, and how to be nice to people. The day you start gaining self-control in reacting to ugly situations, that shows you've attained some level of maturity. Speak the truth, iron out what is wrong, correct it clearly, and be polite in the best way you can.


(3) Ex and Past: When you meet your original future partner, please close the doors to your ex and past. You need a new beginning. Sometimes people get what they probably longed for, yet may still go back to taste what they have left.


(4) Your Career Structure: You may not be earning a lot, but have a defined career before you marry. If you are an accountant, define yourself to be an accountant. If you are into supermarket and trading, define yourself into it. It doesn't make sense to be in different confusing career paths before marriage. You may have other side businesses or work, but make sure you are known for a career or job before you marry. Betting is not a career, Bitcoin is not a career, crypto is not a career, forex is not a career, online business may not be a career. Some of these may give you additional income legally, but never get a tangible career before marriage.


(5) Your Integrity: You Must begin to develop integrity. Do it consciously. When you fix an appointment, honour it or politely cancel it if you can't make it. Learn to be faithful. Don't expect people to be faithful to you alone while you cheat. You know how it hurts if you are thoroughly cheated on, so if you don't want to be cheated on, don't cheat on people... Don't devastate people and then beg for forgiveness, because may not be able to forgive if you too is devastated.


15-Year-Old Brazilian Girl Dies While Having Sex With A Man In His Car

 Police are awaiting the results of a post-mortem after a girl aged just 15 died of an apparent heart attack while having sex in a car with a 26-year-old man.


Gabrielly Dickson Alves Nascimento was rushed to hospital on Thursday, July 29 after the unnamed man realised she had passed out.


He told police that he had been having sex with the teen when her lips and skin turned pale and her hands “twisted back” behind her in a spasm.


Doctors at the the UPA Jardim Casquiero medical facility in Cubatão, São Paulo, diagnosed a cardiopulmonary arrest but were were unable to save Dickson, and she died in the early hours of the following morning.


An initial medical examination found blood in the girl’s vagina, but there were no other indications of a physical assault.


The man, described as a “general services assistant” is not believed to have been charged with any crime. In Brazil, the age of sexual consent is 14.


Dickson's family was not aware of her relationship with the the man, according to local reports, and she was not thought to have been suffering from any pre-existing conditions.


“Forensic examinations were requested and the case registered as a suspicious death by the Cubatão Police Station,” the Cubatão Ministry said in a statement.


Dickson's sudden death sparked an immediate outpouring of grief among her friends, family and neighbours in the township of Cubatão, who paid their respects via social media.


The girl's friends and classmates described her as hard-working, dedicated, happy and loved by everyone.


Dickson’s final post on Twitter, published just two days before her untimely death, read “who is it that hates me?”







Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates are officially divorced

 Three months after they first announced their split following 27 years of marriage, Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates are officially divorced.


The ex-couple’s dissolution was finalized by a judge Monday in King County, Washington, according to court records. TMZ earlier reported that neither party will receive spousal support and that all property is divided pursuant to a separation agreement.


Washington laws stipulate a 90-day waiting period between when a divorce is filed and finalized.


Since the split was revealed on social media, there’s been intense focus on the future of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Warren Buffett, the only other trustee aside from the pair, stepped down, while the foundation announced it would add more members to the board. French Gates, 56, meanwhile, might exit her role in two years if she and Gates cannot work together.


The couple also committed an extra $15 billion to the organization. That money will go to the foundation’s endowment, which stood at roughly $50 billion before the announcement and has given away about as much over the past two decades.


Since the separation, more than $3 billion worth of shares held by Gates’s Cascade Investment has been transferred to French Gates’s name. That’s a fraction of their $146 billion fortune at the time of the announcement, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.


Washington is a community property state, which means anything accumulated during marriage is considered both partners’ equally. Gates and French Gates, and their respective teams of lawyers, drew up the separation contract, which the court has granted, and will likely stay private.


Bill Gates, 65, is now worth more than $150 billion, according to the index.



How Usifo Ataga Was Killed - Family Suspects Conspiracy In His Murder

      

 Says deceased’s neck was broken with bruises on his body


•UNILAG Senate to decide Chidinma’s fate


THE family of late Michael Usifo Ataga, who was allegedly stabbed to death by Miss Chidinma Ojukwu, a 300 level student of the University of Lagos, last week, in the Lekki area of Lagos, has urged the Police to carry out an in-depth investigation into the matter, to unravel identities of others involved.


The family’s position is based on the suspicion that some yet-to-be-identified persons were involved in their son’s death.


This came on a day that management of the University of Lagos, UNILAG, said it will this week suspend Miss Chidinma Ojukwu, who is a part-time student.



Usifo’s neck was broken —Family


But a member of the family, who spoke with Vanguard in confidence, yesterday, disclosed that there were minor bruises on late Usifo’s body during its inspection in the morgue.


It was further revealed that late Usifo’s neck was broken when inspected. Sources also disclosed that there were marks on his wrists, suggesting that he could have been bound.


A rope suspected to have been used to tie his hands was reportedly found inside the short-let apartment on 19 Adewale Oshin Street in Lekki phase 1.


Elder brother to the deceased, Dr. Isi Ataga, in a statement entitled: Who will speak for Usifo Ataga?’, also confirmed these findings.


He said: “Usifo died a horrific death. He was not stabbed two or even five times; he was stabbed multiple times. His hands were bound tightly and the marks were still all over his wrists, accompanied with evidence of torture and assault even as his corpse lay in the morgue.


“And no one in the entire building heard his screams because he was gagged. Let that sink in, he was bound, gagged and tortured!


“The now-viral video of the room with the deceased lying on the floor shows a room with blood-stained walls and floor, evidence of a ferocious struggle. One person could never have carried these out.”


Go beyond Chidimma’s arrest


Similarly, the Ataga family has urged the Police to go beyond the arrest of the suspect.


The family, in another statement entitled: Libelous Publications In Respect of Murder Of Michael Usifo Ataga: Demand For Restraint By Social Media Practitioners/Persons,’ by Rickey Tarfa & Co, solicitor to the family, warned those behind the social media publications to refrain from publishing falsehood that impinges negatively on the integrity of the deceased, wife and children or face lawsuits.


The statement signed by Olusegun Jolaawo, SAN, on behalf of the law firm, urged Nigerians to allow the police to conduct their investigations without any distraction or interference.


The statement reads: “We, hereby, admonish the publishers of these stories to employ whatever shreds of decency and decorum they can find in themselves to desist from their false and misleading stories and let the investigating authorities carry out an effective investigation in the hope of apprehending the perpetrators of this heinous crime and their accomplices.


“Yes we know that Chidinma Adaora Ojukwu has been arrested and yes we know that investigation is continuing. Our client is however convinced that there is much more to this than is already apparent from the police investigation,” Jolaawo said in the statement.


”It has become apparent even to the most undiscerning reader that from the variety and inherent malice in most of the said publications that they are planted to embarrass and malign Usifo Ataga, Brenda Ataga and the family, and to serve as a smokescreen to enable the perpetrators of the heinous crime to cover their tracks”.


”Our client appreciates the efforts of the law enforcement agencies in their investigations thus far, and will not descend into particulars concerning any of the said false narratives so as not to inadvertently aid the perpetrators of the murder in covering their tracks.”


The lawyer lamented that the tragic incident of the cold-blooded murder of late Michael Ataga has inundated all strata of the media with inconceivable stories being peddled on all sorts of platforms about the incident and therefore called for restraints from the publishers of the unfounded stories.


Jolaawo said: “Our client at this juncture requests that the well-meaning public allow the family to mourn their departed son, father and husband with some privacy and decency.


“Our client also feels very strongly about the unbridled activities of bloggers on the social media space concerning this incident and firmly demands that the said bloggers cease from peddling falsehood aimed at maligning the deceased, wife and children.


“The family will not be intimidated by these bloggers’ activities and insist that the police be allowed to do their work.


”Our client hereby demands that the false publications and the several ordinarily unrelated stories and pictures of late Michael Usifo Ataga and Brenda Ataga be pulled down with immediate effect failing which our client shall take prompt and appropriate action to seek redress for the apparent instances of libel and slander as appropriate.



UNILAG Senate to decide on Chidinma’s fate


Meanwhile, Vanguard gathered that the Senate of the institution is set to meet on the matter and decide her fate before the commencement of activities to mark the 51st Convocation Ceremony of the university.


The activities lined up for the convocation ceremony will kick off on Wednesday with a press briefing by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe.


Sources at the university said: “There are reasons the university has not officially spoken on the matter. But the Senate of the university will meet and decide her case before we start activities for our convocation ceremony. The convocation ceremony would have held early last year but for what happened then.


“The ceremony is going to start on Wednesday and we don’t want that ugly incident to take the shine off the event and when official action is taken about the matter, it won’t be what people will focus on when we are holding the convocation ceremony.


“What she reportedly told the police while being paraded, and other materials about her case would be used to decide her fate and she is going to be suspended until her fate is decided by the court.”

The Chancellor of Covenant University, Ota, Ogun, Dr David Oyedepo, has admonished youths against the excessive use of social media

          

 The Chancellor of Covenant University, Ota, Ogun, Dr David Oyedepo, has admonished youths against the excessive use of social media.


Oyedepo gave the warning on Friday during the 15th Convocation of the school in Ota, Ogun, NAN reports.


The chancellor noted that the negative impact of social media on youths has made them lose focus and robbed them of their destinies.


“The social media saga has eroded the substance of destiny as it has unconsciously robbed youths of their future and their time.


“The honour of this generation has been wiped off, chatting all day with no time left to think, plan program and engage productively in the pursuit of any task.


“Some professionals have classified social media addiction along with drugs, alcohol and sex.


“Social media that is supposed to be a plus to the youths, suddenly became a minus, as everything of value is delivered through the investment of time,” he said.


The chancellor noted that life without a vision was an adventure in frustration and that life without a bearing was a burden.


He said only those who know where they are going ever get anywhere.


“No one ever arrives at a future he cannot see, neither does anyone arrive at a future he is not prepared for.


“It is time for every youth to wake up from slumber and take his/her destiny in their hands,” he added.


Bill Gate to Divorce his Wife Melinda Gates after 27 Years of Marriage

 Billionaire Bill Gates and Melinda Gates said in a joint statement on Monday that they have made the decision to end their marriage after 27 years.


"After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage," the two said in a statement posted by Bill Gates' Twitter account.


"We no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in the next phase of our lives. We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navigate this new life," their statement said.

              

Twitter @BillGates


In her 2019 memoir, “The Moment of Lift,” Melinda Gates wrote about her childhood, life and private struggles as the wife of a public icon and stay-at-home mom with three kids. 


She won Gates’ heart after meeting at a work dinner, sharing a mutual love of puzzles and beating him at a math game.


The couple’s sprawling Seattle-based foundation is easily the most influential private foundation in the world, with an endowment worth nearly $50 billion. It has focused on global health and development and U.S. education issues since incorporating in 2000.


The couple were married in 1994 in Hawaii. They met after she began working at Microsoft as a product manager in 1987.Last year, Bill Gates, formerly the world’s richest person, said he was stepping down from Microsoft’s board to focus on philanthropy.


Gates was Microsoft’s CEO until 2000 and since then has gradually scaled back his involvement in the company he started with Paul Allen in 1975. He transitioned out of a day-to-day role in Microsoft in 2008 and served as chairman of the board until 2014.


The Gateses will be the second high-profile Seattle-area billionaire couple to end their marriage in recent years.


Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Bezos finalized their divorce in 2019. MacKenzie Scott has since remarried and now focuses on her own philanthropy. She received a 4% stake in Amazon, worth more than $36 billion.

The Video of Baba Ijesha Molesting a 14years old girl has been released to the Public by the Nigeria Police force

 The Video of Baba Ijesha Molesting a 14years old girl has been released to the Public by the Nigeria Police force.


                  

In the Video you can see Baba Ijesha romancing and kissing the young girl with intention of making love advances to her.


The video captured when Baba Ijesha is romancing and rubbing his hands in the girl legs and Breast to seduce her in other to make Love with her..

You can watch the Video Below 

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