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This is a discussion forum about Nigerian affairsenFri, 18 Apr 2014 23:16:55 GMTvBulletin60http://nigeriavillagesquare.com/forum/images/magnetic/misc/rss.jpgVillage Square Forum - Blogs - Shooting Breeze by emj
Those Multi-Level Hard Labor(MLM)
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 03:33:35 GMTA distant acquaintance...distant because i got to know this said woman through a women outreach several years ago and later connected outside the...A distant acquaintance...distant because i got to know this said woman through a women outreach several years ago and later connected outside the group.
She called me out of the blue one day to tell me that she is working on a project.
I was happy for her cos i knew that she had taken a form of sabbatical from where she was working.
We set an appointment to meet in my house one fine saturday before noon, something i dont normally do. I mostly try to relax and the last thing on my mind is business, but i thought she needed my help with the said project.
She got to my house alright, but said she was expecting a member of her team. I was curious but didnt say anything.
A dude arrived a couple of minutes later with a huge folder, introduced himself and started asking me some curious questions about what i do.....
He then spread the huge folder and started discussing a concept. I turned and looked at the lady but kept quiet.
The next few minutes had me fuming because i could see that this wasnt what i thought my friend needed help with, or rather it wasnt what i thought it is.
It turned out to be one of those strange Team Sales pitch that promises you a Yacht, Jet, Time shared in Florida and mingling with the Jet set if you meet some ridiculous goal.:rolleyes:
The dude didnt even give me any chance to get a word in...or maybe i was too stunned to say anything but stared.
He kept saying Juice, Juice, you drink the juice so you can experience how it works and sell them.
I have to attend certain Seminars blah blah blah, i will make more money doing this than i currently do and will be free to live the way i want....this was about 5yrs ago, i can still remember the torture i went through becos i had to bridle my tongue.
The Lady that brought him was prepped/trained not to tell me what the meeting was all about....i could have walked both of them out of my house, but i just exercised unusual retraint.
All this crap about selling and earning so much is still going on and people are being made to believe that the more and harder they push, the more successful they will be....unfortunately i dont even give anyone the chance to make up my mind for me.
I dont buy what i dont believe in. Some people are so hooked on this, i dont blame them, but they should leave those of us who dont have a taste for quick and easy money alone....
To be contd
]]>emjhttp://nigeriavillagesquare.com/forum/blogs/emj/those-multi-level-hard-labor-mlm-2201/Taking Charge...Series. Dont start what you cant finish
Sat, 01 Mar 2014 01:07:40 GMTOro oko pelu aya, oro nla ni.
Oro yiyan ale burewa..very bad
Marriage is desirable and honorable.
Fidelity is key and essential in a...Oro oko pelu aya, oro nla ni.
Oro yiyan ale burewa..very bad
Marriage is desirable and honorable.
Fidelity is key and essential in a relationship and marriage.
I remember a thread we had in the square in the days of real exchange of genuine banter, it was about Test driving.
What does a woman want from her husband or man?
Whay start something that will destroy or derail your relationship?
Lets even say you didnt go all the way during courtship..meaning you didnt really test drive. You should be able to speak up when you finally get there ke.
You cant because your partner cannot satisfy you start sleeping around.
Yes men sleep around, but why will a woman?
If you do and do all around and your down below becomes too elastic dont you know that you will suffer the consequence later in life? Forget about all the alum blah blah blah.
The fact that he cant satisfy you does not mean that you should give up on trying to groom or train him to take you there....
Why exactly are women too shy to get their husband's or partners attention when it matters most?
If he's not satisfying you, tell him..hoo-ha...ogbeni, kini yin ko dey bee rara..abeg the thingy no reach.....na wetin:rolleyes:
What do you want as a woman from your man that you cant tell him?
Hope you enjoyed the above movie..i did
Why all the deceit? One lie leads to another...do you want to continue to live a lie?
If he cant take you to Dogon Tashi tell him.....so he can do something about it.....not useless yourself..abeg no turn yourself to toilet ....and if your ofe owerri becomes stale, dont blame the poor principalities and powers in Africa...
]]>emjhttp://nigeriavillagesquare.com/forum/blogs/emj/taking-charge-series-dont-start-what-you-cant-finish-2163/Yes Sir, No Sir
Mon, 24 Feb 2014 23:53:42 GMTPhone rings, kept ringing because the caller id shows private number...i allowed it to go to vm.
No vm but Phone rings again and this time i...Phone rings, kept ringing because the caller id shows private number...i allowed it to go to vm.
No vm but Phone rings again and this time i picked the call and it was Uncle...:
Aisha: Uncle e kasan sir..uncle good afternoon sir(more emphasis on uncle and sir)....i quickly bend my knees with my chin almost touching the floor(pls dont laugh at me).
Objokes: iwo omo yi(u dis pikin)
Aisha: Yes sir, se alafia ni sir.
Objokes: Where are you and what are you doing?
Aisha: sir, am on my knees with my chin on the floor sir.
Objokes: ok gbere, i meant where and what have you been up to.
Aisha: I am at home and was browsing when my phone rang.
Objokes: Are you screening your calls now?
Aisha: No sir, i am only following normal security protocol ni sir, too many unwanted calls.
Objokes: You said you are browsing, where exactly?
Aisha: eherm eherm, FB and NVS.
Objokes: ewo ni won tun pe bee?
Aisha: Sorry Sir, mi mo pe e jasi, Facebook and Nigeria Village Square
Objokes: Ehen i knew it, i know...sho ri aiye ni kodak?
Aisha: Ha, kini mose sir? What have i done sir?
Objokes: Thats the reason for my call o. I received a security report about your activities on social media.
Aisha: Sir, what did i do wrong?
Objokes: Akoni sita omo ni e, your rascality cannot be quantified. I even dreamt of your maternal great great grandmother hailing you as you were yabbing me everywhere. You took after her.
Aisha: Eherm, sir dat wasnt me. Mi o to be, mio to wo yin loju sir, no be me:lol:
Objokes: Not you, who in the world is EMJ?
Aisha: Oh, it is somebody i hang out with and sir eherm
Objoke: Gbenu sohun ojare, not you indeed..do you know how long we've been monitoring you?
Do you know how many files i have on your activities on FB, NVS and twitter?
Aisha: Eherm sir, yes and no sir, you know i've got to hang out with friends, but not yab you sir.
Objokes: Btw who are those clowns that are always looking for an opportunity to poke fun at me. They call me congo-shiner, another sees me in his dreams, some blame me for baby pancakes and much more. There's also a very flamboyant bishop who does some spin on me.
Aisha: Sir they are all villagers. They are no different from the ones in owu. Remember this are children of a lesser god. Your son Reuby calls them children of anger.
Objokes: I see, what about your gangs on FB, those FGC boys and girls and that other talkative one, that aluta girl?
Aisha: Sir, i dont belong to any gang but hangouts.
Objokes: Ewo ni won pe ni hangout?
Aisha: Sir, i cant hear you clearly, the connection is now bad/faint, cant make out what you said.hello, hello sir, can you hear me..(i can still hear him, but didnt want to continue with the inquisition):lol:
Objokes: What kind of service are this fellows providing this days, i cant even get an hour of call time in to North Pole, oma ga o..whats are this boys doing? What are they up to(i can hear him instruct his SPA to call the chairman of the gsm company).
to be contd
EMJ (c) Feb 2014
Sun, 23 Feb 2014 02:17:38 GMTI will try my damnest not to get distracted as i put pen to paper this evening(pen to paper indeed)..isnt that what we did before the advent of...I will try my damnest not to get distracted as i put pen to paper this evening(pen to paper indeed)..isnt that what we did before the advent of computers and other devices that have now overtaken good old fashion writing?
Ibere ote will take us back to the Oteh saga when a certain person or persons tried to shine light on certain recklessness of an officer appointed by GEJ to do the needful at SEC.
I dont know what later happened to all the allegations and how it was all resolved, but one thing i know is that Ms Oteh was never indicted(maybe suspended) and she's still sitting pretty after a bloodied nose.
The bloodied being Hembe and members of the Capital Market committee...
Lesson being you dont take a knife to a gun fight:cool:
Now fast forward the Otedollar/Farouk Lawan saga...not only was Mr Integrity(Farouk) humiliated with the help of state apparatus, he was given a knock out and still an out-patient as i write.
He is yet to recover from the pain....
You can imagine a situation where all state apparatus was deployed to pull him down and make him look like a bandit...the smart guy was made to look like a fool as his well planned game-plan was turned against him.
Someone probably made off like a bandit by selling his plans to the fellow he decided to lock horns with....
There wasnt even a whimper from his colleagues who were in the know....the cabals who think that tomorrow will never end gained the upper hand..forgetting that tomorrow is only given and can be withdrawn within the twinkle of an eye..they should ask a certain somebody who is now late...just like that.
We currently have a very rascally individual who knew and understood the powers he has and made use of it to the T.
He did not only kick azz, he azzed up the kick and his foot made a mark...:razz:
Pls free your mind with the beautiful piece below:
Akin Oyebode published The Case Against Sanusi Lamido Sanusi - Akin Oyebode on his blog today.I do not come to venerate Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, for he is not a saint. As much as I admire him, there are flaws too obvious to ignore. But this is not a time for psychoanalysis; it is a time to set truth apart from fiction. When the (suspended) CBN Governor made his submission on how our nation was being robbed at the Senate, the response was predictable; ignore the message, and go after the messenger.
I read the Financial Reporting Council report that formed the basis of Governor Sanusi's suspension and I thought it useful to leave a few comments. While most of the accusations in the report are ambiguous and unclear, some of the more sensational are easily explained.
1. The CBN paid N38.223 billion to the Nigerian Security Printing & Minting Company in 2011 to print bank notes, whereas the entire turnover of NSPMC in that year was N29.37 billion.
The CBN uses four companies to print notes; NSPMC and three foreign companies. If NSPMC recorded 75% of the total amount spent, it only means the other three companies got 25% of the business. Let us move to the more serious ones.
2. The CBN allegedly made rogue payments as air charter fees to Emirates Airways, Associated Airline and Wings Airlines for nationwide currency distribution. Emirates Airways do not operate a local charter service, Wings was unregistered with NCAA and Associated did not have records of the payments from the CBN. The FRC is correct that Emirates Airways does not operate a domestic charter service. The only problem here is that the CBN did not contract "Emirates Airways" to move currency, it used a private charter company called "Emirate Touch Airways" instead. When you want to accuse someone, at least get the names right. If Associated Airlines does not have a record of the transaction, why is the CBN to blame? The CBN's responsibility is to show proof of payments made to Associated; if it has done so, the rest of the discussion is between Associated and the FIRS. The final one is that Wings was an unregistered airline, I am sure the NCAA can answer this with clear evidence of registration at the time of contract award.
3. Legal and professional fees spiked in 2011 compared with 2012 - N20.2 billion in 2011 and N0.46 billion in 2012. 2011 was a landmark year for banking in Nigeria; starting with the sale of eight banks that failed the 2009 special examination. Five of those banks were recapitalized via mergers & acquisitions, while the other three were nationalized. AMCON was established to acquire qualifying non-performing loans (NPLs) from all banks in Nigeria and inject equity into the rescued banks. These transactions needed significant legal services, which explain the N20 billion spent in 2011. To rationalize this, N20b is about 3% of the N620 billion spent recapitalizing the bank alone. The CBN was also sued by shareholders and owners of the recapitalized banks, and needed legal services to set AMCON up. Not so scandalous anymore? I think so too.
Promotional activities of N3.1 billion from N1.1 billion in 2012 despite not having a competitor in Nigeria. What the investigators imply is you don't need to promote your activities because you're a monopoly. It means that EFCC (remember "Maga no need pay"), NAFDAC and other federal agencies who use the media to amplify their activities and sensitize the public might be acting recklessly. It is worth remembering that the CBN introduced a Cash Lite policy and continues to focus on financial inclusion and literacy. If you don't promote these activities, how will adoption improve? If you have an answer, feel free to charge a bottle of Guinness to my account at St. Bottles Cathedral.
N1.3 billion to feed policemen and pay for private guards It is easy to see N1.3 billion and scream corruption. But let's employ some logic. The CBN is one of the biggest employers of security, especially for the regular protection and movement of currency and security documents. The question we should ask is how many security agents did that amount cover. It is well known that organizations are often responsible for police officers attached to them. If the CBN employed 2,000 police officers and paid them a stipend N2, 000 daily (or N60, 000 per month), that will come to N4 million daily and N1.2 billion per annum. Not so scandalous anymore? Moving on.
6. CBN's investment in the International Islamic Liquidity Management Corporation without obtaining a board approval. This investment was approved by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. If the approval of the CBN board was not obtained, why did the President assent to this illegality? If Governor Sanusi is held accountable for every document he signed, the same should hold for President Jonathan.
The CBN Annual Report is available here for anyone willing to read over 400 pages of boring stuff. If like me, you want to get a summary, skip to Page 21. There, you will find that the CBN reduced its overall operating expenses by 6.5%, and contributed N80.3 billion to the Federation Account in line with the Fiscal Responsibility Act. Before Governor Sanusi's term, this amount was around N8 billion. Growing the CBN's contribution to the Federation Account tenfold is the biggest indication of financial recklessness I found in the audited accounts.
I will conclude by saying that if you look hard enough at an organization like the CBN, you will find an infraction.
If you don't at the first attempt, some hair splitting will reveal something. Remember Professor Tam David-West was accused of corruptly signing the sum of $57m to an American company, Stinnes Interoil, for a wrist watch and a cup of tea. This is what we remember, conveniently forgetting Professor David-West was attacked because he criticized and exposed corruption in the oil industry.
Sanusi Lamido Sanusi might end up in prison. For taking a stand to protect the future of our children, he has my gratitude and respect. Akin Oyebode blogs at Proudly Ekiti
To be contd
EMJ(c) Feb 2014
]]>emjhttp://nigeriavillagesquare.com/forum/blogs/emj/ibere-ote-beginning-end-2157/Blessed, An Excerpt from The Prayer Stretchers Thread
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 03:54:53 GMTDeuteronomy 28: 3-13: Read, meditate and personalize:
3 "Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the country.
4 "Blessed shall be the fruit of your body, the produce of your ground and the increase of your herds, the increase of your cattle and the offspring of your flocks.
5 "Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl.
6 "Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shallyou be when you go out.
7 "The Lord will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before your face; they shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways.
8 "The Lord will command the blessing on you in your storehouses and in all to which you set your hand, and He will bless you in the land which the Lord your God is giving you.
9 "The Lord will establish you as a holy people to Himself, just as He has sworn to you, if you keep the commandments of theLord your God and walk in His ways.
10 Then all peoples of the earth shall see that you are called by the name of the Lord, and they shall be afraid of you.
11 And the Lord will grant you plenty of goods, in the fruit of your body, in the increase of your livestock, and in the produce of your ground, in the land of which the Lord swore to your fathers to give you.
12 The Lord will open to you His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand. You shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow.
13 And the Lord will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them
We also need to be careful of our confessions and learn to bridle our tongue as what we wish for others might backfire against us.
Someone once confessed something negative and even wrote it down, and it actually came to pass...as am a living witness of the person's carelessness..they werent in the place of authority to claim what they were dragging..
We should learn to confess positively:
Some say negative things against their spouses and children, you find some parents saying things like you will not amount to much to their children and they forget that if that child does not turn out well it will be their problem and burden and also shame...will you then start praying and fasting or binding and casting when you caused your problem?...
Our Pastor shared a story with us today from my country Nigeria of a man who didnt want a VC to seek a second term and told him over his dead body will he succeed in his quest.
All the VC did was to take the matter to God and his brothers and sisters in Christ...and he did overcome and the fellow who vowed died..he had confessed that it is over his dead body.
Psalm 91 is available for your use...draw from the confessions there(meditate) and personalize.
New King James Version (NKJV)
Safety of Abiding in the Presence of God:
1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust."
3 Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler[a] And from the perilous pestilence.
4 He shall cover you with His feathers,
And under His wings you shall take refuge;
His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
5 You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
6 Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side,
And ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you.
8 Only with your eyes shall you look,
And see the reward of the wicked.
9 Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place,
10 No evil shall befall you,
Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
11 For He shall give His angels charge over you,
To keep you in all your ways.
12 In their hands they shall bear you up,
Lest you dash your foot against a stone.
13 You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra,
The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.
14 "Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him;
I will set him on high, because he has known My name.
15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him,
And show him My salvation."
You cant dwell in the secret place if you dont study the word, it is the word that will build/empower you.. create time for God....
]]>emjhttp://nigeriavillagesquare.com/forum/blogs/emj/blessed-excerpt-prayer-stretchers-thread-2156/When Thoughts Dont Align
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 02:10:02 GMTA Reverend gentleman once shared his story. It's almost similar to the story in this video am about to post..very pathetic.
When God said dont be unequally yoke we feel he doesnt know what he's talking about.
When we are enjoined to seek his face for a life partner we dont listen and do things our way and then go to God after the fact...smart ko?
Or midway in a relationship or marriage you give your life to Christ and of course you cant do away with you partner but pray that they come to the knowledge of God and align with you.
You cant force any man but you can pray and believe God to do what only he can.....
The Anglican Reverend gentleman who shared his story a while back experienced hell on earth as his Iya yard..wife who is meant to lead the women in Church hardly go with him to the church or take part in programs.
She shows up whenever she wants and he tried his best(according to him) to make her happy.
She showed so much contempt for his Ministry and office.
She wasnt unfaithful but just didnt care for him, living like a stranger.....
The relationship collapsed and when he got an opportunity to improve himself, left the country.
She later started asking after him from his siblings when she learnt he's stepped up..now ported big time.
Anyway enjoy this video with a more illuminating story:
You can look for the part2 in Youtube...
]]>emjhttp://nigeriavillagesquare.com/forum/blogs/emj/when-thoughts-dont-align-2155/You talk Gege, You No Talk Gege
Sun, 16 Feb 2014 20:47:13 GMTIts becoming more and more difficult not to say something.
Bio o so, wahala, bio ba so ija, you say something wahala, you dont say and chose to...Its becoming more and more difficult not to say something.
Bio o so, wahala, bio ba so ija, you say something wahala, you dont say and chose to keep your mouth in the position of shutup another wahala/fight. Abeg na wetin man pikin go do.:lol:
That was the delimma a friend found herself in.
She itch to say something everyday but had to hold herself so as not to be seen as the breaker and hewer of wood..Alagi taaa;)
Ajala tan naaaaaa, oga laga ju.....real heavy stuff.
Abi how do you see something that is obviously wrong and might be very detrimental to the welfare of your friends and not say something just becos:Sarcastic:
Okay, to be contd
]]>emjhttp://nigeriavillagesquare.com/forum/blogs/emj/you-talk-gege-you-no-talk-gege-2154/Abeg Make You Shine Your Eye Well Well
Thu, 06 Feb 2014 01:57:06 GMTContainer don land?..Tehehehehe..lols.:p
No matter how goat squeeze face (frown) reach, e no stop the owner to sell am
Today's blog is in honor of a certain friend who likes pidgin english....this is a sort of english that only the initiated understands.
It is not for ajeburras or pepperless:lol: Na how goat stand, dem take dey price am, abi no be so?
Awe abeg shine your eye well well o,carry spring water or go Ikogosi go fetch the warm spring water wey dey flow naturally there take wash your face o.:cool:
No begin shake like crayfish wey think say because dem dump corpse for bottom of ocean e mean say better food don land.
Me i don talk give you finish, to be fore-warned is to be fore-armied....dont accept greek gift.
Meanwhile na wetin dey::wink_smile:
To be contd....
Sat, 01 Feb 2014 01:52:59 GMTI was in a meeting one fine afternoon with someone who just found out that his spouse has less than 24hrs to live.
He had started sorting through...I was in a meeting one fine afternoon with someone who just found out that his spouse has less than 24hrs to live.
He had started sorting through some documents in their house with one of his children and was confused when he came across an old document/receipt with his name.
We all at one time or the other go shopping for something for ourself or others and end up with a receipt/s which we mostly just put in our pocket, purse or for some just dump in our glove compartment never to be looked at again.
Have you ever taken a second look at those receipts?
Do you take time to read the fine prints, or some might say it's just too tiny so no need so long as the amount paid is what is agreed?
It's amazing how people append their signatures without bothering to read through the finer prints.
Also take a look at those instances where someone appoints you their attorney, have ever bothered to find out what your responsibilities are(POA)?
Do you just append your signature without getting independent legal advice when it comes to co-signing or taking on certain responsibilities?
Please always read every agreement and ask questions.
Seek Independent advice, and if you chose to co-sign on a credit product, be sure the main applicant is capable of paying or you will be held responsible when they default...always seek independent legal advice.
An acquintance shared with me how her partner of several years took her to a loan shark without telling her he wants her to co-sign on a loan.
She was alarmed and amazed when during the meeting he told them she will be co-signing on a loan of about 80k and a 2nd lien will be registered against her property..just like that.
And being a real naija no suegbe feferiti sharp babe told them she will be right back and took off like an impala...oferege till she got to a save distance..can you just imagine!
Another often overlooked aspect is the insurance on credit products.
Those insurance in most instance are meant to protect that aspect of borrowing.
You are often given disclosures and updates.
Most people just toss them in the bin without reading the updates sent to them in the mail.
We've heard instance of people complaining that the insurance companies dont pay, wont pay.
It's a lie from the pit of hell.
Did you cross your Ts and dot your Is?
Did you make your claim in a timely and correct fashion?
It's just like someone who has L&D, life and disability insurance on a mortgage who fell ill and has been off work for more than two months and didnt remember to make a claim on the disability aspect for months.
There's the normal 60days wait period before the insurance starts paying, but how will they help you when you didnt tell them you've been sick and unable to work? Are they clairvoyant?
You are meant to get in touch with your provider immediately something happens to you or your partner if joint and they will let you know what is required to make a claim.
Think smart, keep records and let the people close to you know where important documents are located...pls
Someone i know just found out he signed a document whose content is defective, he was shown where to append his signature but failed to read the document in all entirety.
His claim not to know does not hold water as the anomaly is now exposed after several years.
Read, dot your I's' and cross your T's'.
My advice to you today is to start with your employment letter, read through and digest the finer prints.
Do you have a mortgage? Dig out every document that has to do with the Mortgage agreement and cost of borrowing, including your deed and same with your fire insurance and every single bit.
Do you own a SaFE? It is time to sort out all those old documents in it.
Do you have a Will? When was the last time you updated it?
Do you have some investments?
When was the last time you met with your Advisor or Planner to update your Successor/beneficiary information and review your time horizon?
Do you always tell them you are too busy and will get your Assistant or Secretary to book an appoitment for you?
I've often come across partners who dont have an idea of what the other party is doing with the household finances and projects till they pass on or seperated as a result of a divorce and they are then left to sort through stacks of documents.
Estate Planning can be tortous if no real plan is in place, it can also be easy breezy if some effort has been put in. Same with seperation and divorce.
What to do, get yourself a kit, some of those kits contains a checklist of what you own versus what you owe.
It guides you through taking real stock of what you have that are moveable and immoveable and locations.
Dont tarry, dont wait till it's too late, put the affairs of your life in order.
Disclaimer, most of what is written in this blog is based on real life experiences and does not constitute or replace real advice from your Planner.
]]>emjhttp://nigeriavillagesquare.com/forum/blogs/emj/crossing-ts-dotting-fine-prints-2148/The Now.....Better Now Than Later
Sun, 26 Jan 2014 03:03:19 GMTShe kept saying i've got to get home before Baba Ibeji, i've got to get home before baba ibeji.
Mama Ibeji is a very hardworking business woman whose level of education is standard 4 of those days, but through sheer sagacity and native intelligence has been able to build a huge business enterprise that even a Yale, Harvard or St Monica(yes ke) graduate cant come close to in terms of success.
She has a chain of businesses with graduates in her employ.
She's into the Distribution of Cement, Soft Drinks,Importation and distribution of housewares, Textiles amongst others.
She has at least 3maids and a house boy who is the main cook/chef helping with the homefront but never fail to make her husband's dinner herself.
She's always so happy to prepare and serve him not minding the fact that she is always very busy.
She works around a very tight schedule and no matter wherever she's at try to be home before 4pm, except the once a while trip she makes herself abroad with her GMs to meet with her foreign partners.
She had received a call which was very alarming from her husband's secretary that something seems wrong as oga seems so distance and moody after receiving a call from one of their foreign contacts.....
What have you done for your partner lately?
To be contd.....
]]>emjhttp://nigeriavillagesquare.com/forum/blogs/emj/now-better-now-than-later-2147/Deliberate Character Assassination
Sat, 18 Jan 2014 04:37:28 GMTcharacter assassination noun: the act of saying false things about a person usually in order to make the public stop liking or trusting that person
Full Definition of CHARACTER ASSASSINATION: the slandering of a person usually with the intention of destroying public confidence in that person
It is always good to be good and be true to one's self.
What do we gain by telling lies and being envious of other people who chose to be true to self.
People who are secured in their own skin dont need to make up stuff. You dont need to jostle for attention and attention from who?
When a certain character in the Nigerian Village Square chose to start a thread about certain women she does not like, some said she was not antiseptic or was insensitive.
They missed it, it wasnt about being insensitive.
It was about being dumb enough to run with a very unfortunate loose gossip and starting an agenda thread with a bucket of faeces on her head like an agbepo.
There's nothing wrong in gossipping but a lot wrong when it is all false and graduates to impugning on another persons character.
People they dont know much about nor have ever met they decide to make a topic?
And then run amok with baseless falsehood out of crazy jealousy?
Why attack someone you dont know with baseless nonsense?
It later turned out to be a case of running amok to be noticed which is an adrenalin rush for the said character when there's an audience, the MO which later unravelled.
Why am i writing this blog, i could have responded differently on a recent thread where out of the blues one of the characters who pretended to have left NVS(after almost destroying the site with baseless useless rubbish) came back to make very false claims about my status and person.
Yes i was married to a man who was murdered in Nigeria on the 15th of September 2005 under very painful circumstance,and am a widow who chose not to dwell on her loss, widowhood is not a disease.
Another certain ignorant child of a lesser god before this most recent incident will often come to a thread where we are discussing the political challenges of our dear nation Nigeria to fling mud, referring to the said person as being right about blah blah yada yada and one often wonder if they live with senseless nonsense and have no gray matter...that they dream up crap...That particular character stalks me around and i can see in the list of visitors to my blog sometime last year.
They had before now claimed i was too clean to be true and i must be a strange woman in my own marriage, a second, third or fourth wife.
They had appeared after several yrs to comment on an article i wrote as a tribute to my late husband(part of my healing process was to write, my real friends knew)in 2006, they appeared in December 2009 and pretended to want to know if that was me:
I didnt see the need for anything fishy till their co-traveller (when the going was good)decided to spill the bean on them that a certain paganistic character told them i wasnt who i claimed to be and my late husband was somebody elses, and that i wasnt married to him.
They of course denied when confronted and made mention that the other character lied, well fair enough, we knew that character made up loads of stuff but wont just point fingers and pick out that woman as the bearer of the false gossip.
I felt sorry for them and moved on,still interacting without care which is a normal thing to do on a messageboard.
They at every opportunity try to splash mud on my person and discredit me just because they think they are annonymous. Pls dont even make me laugh, annonymous indeed...
Nobody is annoymous on the WWW, if you want to be then dont go near the computer to post anything.
It is so easy to know who is who....
One wonders at why people who dont know jack about you make up stories about you...is it jelousy or envy?
Envy that bothers on momentarily madness?
They imagine other people trawling out handles/monikers to taunt and malign them whereas they are the main culprit.
Shameless useless mofos who stalk other people's husband and partners inspite of the claim that they are married.
They create handles to cause havoc and malign with impunity, and when you say something are too happy to run you down and believe you will cower or have won when you dont respond.
One of them had the effrontery to claim i was the handle tormenting her not knowing that her tormentor is part of their clique and now their friend...how do i know that?
I know because people cannot keep their mouth shut, the ego is a terrible thing to massage, a culprit of course wants to share his or her exploits.
They are like blind bats who launch out forgetting to cover their flanks and John Thomas.
For the records, i do not know a certain character/s bearing false claims that he/she knows me, i dont know them from anywhere. They dont have access to me or mine so beware so they dont 419 you(hey who knows).....
My late husband married me well and properly(you can go seek a copy of my marriage certificate at the Registry), am neither his second, 3rd, 4th nor 5th wife and i wasnt raised in Shomolu(nothing wrong with Shomolu). Bibire kose fi owo ra..you cant buy pedigree, you are either it or not...
I've never hidden who i am and have always written articles with my real names, i have nothing to hide and dont need to contend with Principalities and powers online or on NVS
I am not a part owner of this website, neither do i have access to members information or doings. I dont have any insider information and dont require same.
I know my way around the site and how to make proper use of online features(computer savy, not an educated illiterate).
I've taken part in projects with like minds and dont ever regret my contributions to this great website and some of the people i've met part of which are very loveable people who have graduated to being family.
The campaign to malign my person is bourne out of envy and unhealthy jealousy....
It is not a crime to support the conveners of this great website and stand by them when they are under attack.
Those who fabricate lies to malign others show terrible failings and need to get help or might die with the can of faeces they carry around like an agbepo.
I chose those i interact with wisely this days on NVS and i dont owe anyone the air i breathe.
I've forgiven all but very much alert to future foolishness.....
Now to some real word: Enjoy:
Sat, 18 Jan 2014 02:32:47 GMTThere are certain things in life or under the sun that you have control over and many more that you dont.
When Mother nature decides to move her...There are certain things in life or under the sun that you have control over and many more that you dont.
When Mother nature decides to move her bakassi, sh1t happens.
We decided to do things differently last year December/Christmas period and had planned that i will do all the travelling rather than have everyone come down to were am at.
I had to do all the travelling plus several planning.
We booked my trip ahead of time.
I was so happy that all was set and all the gifts wrapped.
Had prepared to also do some baking before Christmas at my destination and the recipes were all over the place in my pretty head.....even as i roll my eyes now.
My outward bound flight was meant to be several days before Christmas as i was meant to avoid the rush and hopefully the delays.
The day my flight was meant to leave was the day my destination was hit by the worst storm in history, so all flights to that region were all cancelled.
The airline sent me an instant rebook immediately it was cancelled and thank God we were checking the status online and had not headed to the Airport.
My good neighbours were also in the know about my trip and when i was expected to depart as everyone in my neighbourhood watch out for each other, you leave details of destination and also let them know who might stop by to fix things in your house, or about your alarms and what to expect.
The following day we were of course hit with freezing rain at my end but had left for a friend's house to park and then they will drop me at the airport which is a few minutes away from their house.
My neighbours called to find out if i made my trip only to be told am still in town.
I was getting extremely impatient and cranky as i could not get through to the airline's customer care and was in the dark as to when my next booking will be, they didnt send me any email this time around because everyone that is anyone was busy.
It took sending someone at my destination to go to the airline's office at the airport to get me on the next available flight.
I didnt get to leave till the following day which makes 3days of trying to get out of town before Chrsitmas.
I was on whatsapp, viber, movemotion, face-me-i-tear-you-slap, wat-have-u (when am not busy trying to do some stuff at our friend's house)just to distract myself from all the craziness.
We finally made it to the airport and it was chaos everywhere. The weather was better, but all the airlines had to now find how best to deal with loads of backlog and angry passengers.
I shld have gone to the airport and checked into the new hotel at the airport at the airline's expense or use the feature on my card which allowed for certain perks for trip cancellation.....haaaaa
We were delayed for 2hrs which seemed like eternity.
There was sincere concerns around safety as most of the runways were still slippery, also concerns around weight, they didnt weigh people's hand baggage/carryons. We were all of course bearing Xmas gifts....like Oshomalos/Osofia...lols
We left late and got to my destination only to find out that my main baggage wasnt lifted.
I had just my hand-baggage and carryon and other devices on me.
I was way too tired and outta my mind, but what todo? I had to submit details of my baggage and what my luggage looks like.
I was also excited and grateful to be with family and friends and was so looking forward to dinner with my inlaws to be....
I sent several emails complaining bitterly of my experience and disappointment as most of the gifts meant for my family and soon to be inlaws were left behind, same with my clothes, coske waist beads etc etc.(yep)
I didnt receive any response for what seems like ever and vowed not to fly that airline again.
Told my youngest that it will be the last time i experiment with that airline(wasnt fully his fault though, he likes trying new options and loved the airline to bits).
I finally got a response from the CEO apologizing and explaining that no one has control over what mother nature does(just to paraphrase), was so sorry about my experience and hope i get to reconsider and chose them again. Gave me credit for about 90% value of my ticket for round-trip towards future flight within the first quarter of this year:rolleyes:( i thought it was a very personal offer, only to find out they sent almost same to other passengers)..nansense, he must be the brother of that Biafran Denks...smsh.
They must have lost some real cheddar and were in damage control/saving business mode.
They didnt mind doing the needful to save their business and retain clients who were ready to jump ship as i had already vowed that never again. They were receiving bad reviews and bashing on twitter, FB, Myhotbrain, Face me i tear u slap, everywhere and anyhow....
I had to go get a new wardrobe which i didnt budget for as i didnt intend to shop for anything during my trip.
My baggage didnt make it till two days after Christmas and was told to drop off receipts of claim for what i bought before my baggage arrived(i shld have bought some diamonds abi platinum if i had known), i shld have also claimed for stress and aggravation, a customer who was at baggage claim with me promised to sue them....we didnt want to wait for them to deliver it, preferred to go pick it.
I decided to go with them for the return leg back to my base and of course mother nature decided to dump a huge snow storm on my province, my neighbours had called to be sure i was watching the weather and that it's not likely my flight will make it. They were busy digging themselves out and were debating if it's necessary to plow my driveway that evening as i had told them things were clear at my end, one would have thought the airline will let us know on time that due to weather conditions at destination no flight will make it to that province...we went through same rigour that friday and they cancelled and automatically made Monday the default fly out day.
I was like hell no, i want the earliest flight out the following day as i believed the storm would have cleared...yea right as if it's sawdust......
I was kidding myself as the storm was unprecedented and most of my neighbours were still plowing and shoveling and i was receiving updates from them, my driveway according to them was a mess, they had to plow again(God bless them for their kind heart).
My friends too were snowed in, so everyone was white all through and everywhere.
I was able to convince a Supervisor that i have to get to my destination latest sunday as Monday wont cut it, i have to be at work and my first one on one meeting with my boss in January(though my boss had said we can have it when i finally camel my way into town).
The Airline supervisor came through for me, she called to said they got me a complementary seat for Sunday and i have to get to the airport in the morning(i was thinking in my mind attachment as in Ekene Dili Chukwu Bus, or Molue...lols).
I went online and still could not check in ahead of time(had no idea it was a hidden seat...lols)...she came through for me as she had told them to do all they can for me due to my experience thus far....was hungry for our business and retain as many customers as they can.
I hope that she will receive special commendation when i write my recommendation acknowledging her and what she did.
The long and short of my story/blog is we need to learn to be patient with service providers when it comes to things that we and they have no control over like nature.
Dont bother to call the customer care number if you keep getting such message as:
"Due to high Volumes of calls, blah blah blah" and you've been on the line for like 30minutes or more...just dont bother yourself.
Look for other ways to get through to them.
If the nearest office aint far, go there physically, if out of reach, get in touch through other means which includes at times the complaint/feedback link online.
We were told this winter will be mild, but it seems to mean it was going to start off with a bang..brutal is the right word...it's calm down some in my neck of the wood from as low as -40c to as high as 9c and of course been raining for the past two days.
Will i travel or use that airline again?
Will i take advantage of the credit given to me to fly within the first quarter of the year?
Will i transfer my credit by fire by force to my children or a friend?
Will i sue them?
I am yet to decide on my next line of action.
Am i grateful?
Yes i am as the flight out was turbulent and the seat belt sign was on for 1hr 30minutes of the flight.
And how do i like my steak this days?
Bloody or Medium Rare?
The definition of customer care according to urban dictionary is:
Meeting the expectations of the customers and giving them more than what they expected
Sun, 12 Jan 2014 00:50:54 GMTTo Mrs S with love:rose:
Friendship is a bond of Love and trust. Trust earned and gained over time. It is sweeter than Turkish Tea.
Friendship is a special bond. Such bond is not easy to explain.
It is the connection of minds and values.
Friendship is the best part of life
Friendship canot be bought with money.
True friends care and share each other's pains, triumphs, failures, joy and successes.
Together you solve and resolve.
A true friend understands and knows the song of your heart.
A real friend root for you and is always in your corner.
(c) EMJ 2014
]]>emjhttp://nigeriavillagesquare.com/forum/blogs/emj/friendship-amizade-2142/No Money No Comfort
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 02:52:03 GMTEnjoy this blog of a very interesting Yoruba movie:
]]>emjhttp://nigeriavillagesquare.com/forum/blogs/emj/no-money-no-comfort-2139/The fear of running empty is the bane of most supposedly rich people
Sun, 01 Dec 2013 19:27:30 GMTThe fear of running empty?
Yes the fear of the barn running low and finally empty and the jar of oil running dry is the bane of most rich people,...The fear of running empty?
Yes the fear of the barn running low and finally empty and the jar of oil running dry is the bane of most rich people, true or false?
I write today from experience and have learnt not to be offended but pity some supposedly rich people.
Not just rich but some also famous or well known in the society(Nigeria)
I recall some two decades and some shengi(not typo) ago when we were going through our wedding presents and envelopes.
My late husband had kept a special envelope that was given to us in the inner pocket of his jacket so we dont miss it or mix it with others cos the couple that gave it to us were odim loaded and well respected....i still respect them in spite of all.
We opened all others and listed the names so we can send out our individually written and signed thank you notes to them all.
Each gifts with different surprise and same with envelopes.
When we finally got round to this said special special one, my late hubby opened with care...lols.
Let me just gba brake about the amount on the cheque:wink_smile:
I've over the years learnt not to look at all the glitters as most dont have substance. You will find if care is not taken that the rich will want to cream off what is meant for you and add to theirs.
I recall a rich flamboyant business tycoon in the city of Lagos that my extended family had a running in with in respect of a family inheritance. His behaviour when it came to renewing the lease of a property left to us by my paternal great grandfather was a real eye-opener. No only did he try to cheat us, he did everything in his powers to try to subvert and great division, but for a very prominent lawyer who decided to take him on we would have lost even the property to him. He is known to rob families of their land and properties through very unconventional means....
There are times i brace myself for some excuses i know will be rolled out immediately some perceive that you might ask for financial help from them.
Some start rolling out all manner of crazy imagined woe stories. What they dont know is that they are putting a curse on themselves and at times piling retrogression on thier life.
When you utter such as "i am broke" when you are not, money will flee away from you....yes o
For some it is the fear of their bank account running low, they are so afraid of becoming poor and money has become their god/gods, it is even their master.
They grab and grab and grab some more and at the end of the day, when you take a closer look and look deeply you will see that they are poor spiritually, physically and materially....yes they might be shine shine oyoyo, you are in a better place than them.
I recall a very funny incident of someone who was in a better place to help with something and knew of that particular issue, the fellow without me saying anything kept telling stories of woe.
I almost puked at a point walahi.... when i later said the issue is taken care of they started being more friendly:sick1:
I dont know what your experience has been with our so called supposedly rich, dont ever let their atittude determine how you think or roll. Just know that anyone that helps you is rich and those who refuse to and can are very poor...in deed and in all areas of life.
to be contd:arrow: