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Oct 2018
Put Your Money Where Your Path Is

Buhari had it wrong. We aren’t lazy. It is, in fact, the exact opposite. We work very hard to make ends meet. We just play a whole lot harder. Take David who blows bae off for weeks on end because he’s trying to beat that deadline at work. He finally gets the job done and now has to make it up to bae. So he takes bae to the mall and spends 70% of what he’s just made trying to make her happy. Bae says it’s enough, she knows he doesn’t have that much, but he insists, after all......

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Nurturing The Seed

Nurturing The Seed

How is it that one’s “take-home pay” does not take one home? Akpan sat at his desk, head in hands, looking at his payslip. On the other side of the workstation divide, Lanre was smiling, looking at a similar pay slip. Akpan wondered what he was smiling at. “Guy, what are you smiling about?” Akpan asked Lanre, “is that not your payslip?” Lanre looked up from the paper and gave Akpan a broad smile. “Do you have a secret formula to this thing? I see that every month you are relaxed in spite of the many bills to be...


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Get It Out Of The Way

Get It Out Of The Way

I used to be a tomboy but as an older lady of 20, I found my sexy. Short dresses and miniskirts became a favourite and a replacement for baggy jeans and sweatshirts. Matching clothes, shoes and bags didn’t pass me buy. What about the monochromes? We don did it and don’t even get me started about boots, all types! Collections of makeup sets were part of the game and oh, I could pass as a make-up artist with my collection. Shopping is bonding; you can’t go shopping alone. I mean the giggles, the laughs, the clothes-testing and most especially,...


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Divine Settlement

Divine Settlement

We relocated to Canada as permanent residents in the middle of June 2018. Here, it is EXTREMELY hard to get a rented apartment without a high ‘credit score’, even if you have all the cash in the world! It’s ironic and a vicious cycle because it takes time to build a high credit score especially as we hadn’t been here up to 3 months. You have to APPLY to be granted a lease to an apartment – (na you go pay rent o, it’s not free). There are a ton of documents you need to submit and you’d still...


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Build Your Capacity

Build Your Capacity

Moving from one level to the next in business is dependent on your capacity in the marketplace. Money without capacity can be disastrous. Moses’ leadership exposure in Egypt gave him the opportunity to learn how to manage people, time and resources. He must have started with managing 50 people and then from 1000 to 5000, so it’s important that you start small. Eventually, Moses was able to move 1.5 Million people through the wilderness – that’s quite a logistics business! No one else has ever achieved that feat. As we consider building capacity, can you confidently answer any of...


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Supernatural Dimensions To Prosperity

Supernatural Dimensions To Prosperity

Text: Genesis 27:27-29; Galatians 3:9 Prosperity is fast becoming a controversial topic, even in the body of Christ. Today, we are exploring some of the principles that activate supernatural wealth. There are two sources of activating the blessing: Leverage the power of the covenant: (Deuteronomy 8:18). A man once wanted to become rich by means of “yahoo-plus“. His almost-successful visit to a witch doctor resulted in the witch doctor’s death. Surprisingly, wealth may actually be acquired through satanic means (Matthew 4:8-10). Isn’t it a puzzle that in Nigeria, Johannesburg and Capetown, we have sophisticated whites, but poor and backward...


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Na Money Dey Rush Us

Na Money Dey Rush Us

It’s a scene in an old Nollywood movie. The guy meets the lady who is probably an old flame, someone he wooed back in the days on the street. He is surprised she isn’t married yet and wonders how he can help her ministry. He blurts out “So you never marry?…. be say me sef don marry O, but you know fine boys like us we no dey too find girls…Na dem dey rush us ” 😁 This is the origin of the trendy new slang, “NA DEM DEY RUSH US”. Sometimes you don’t have to make things too...


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Financial Faith Works By Sight

Financial Faith Works By Sight

Timi stared into space when Nkechi in HR smiled as she announced that salaries would be paid on-time as usual. He shook his head in dispair as he calculated what would be left. What is the point of working for 365days a year for 7years and having no savings, not to talk of investments to show for it? He stared at his designer watch as he willed the time to pass faster. His car was due for servicing, the landlord would soon come knocking for his rent, his siblings had called for their monthly allowance and his wardrobe was...


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Network = Net Worth

Network = Net Worth

Rachel was grumpy and extremely irritable. In fact, she had been irritable and easily ‘offendable’ (if that’s a word) for the last 2 weeks. She just couldn’t shake off the bad mood. This morning, she thought maybe it was because she hadn’t had her usual cup of coffee, maybe she just needed a pick-me-up. She’d get better as the day progresses, hopefully. Nope. Even Sharon, the easy-going intern, was getting on Rachel’s nerves. It wasn’t hormonal, her physical health was intact and nothing odd was going on at home. So it was time for a full-on self-analysis. Like a...


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Champion By His Grace

Champion By His Grace

I am currently involved in a competition that is set up such that it feels like the odds are stacked against me on so many levels. Yet in the face of stiff competition and a not-so-perfect performance, I have scaled every stage so far, always coming out tops. As confident as I should be in my capacity to do the job, I am certain that it is only God who propels me towards and eventually past the finish line. I go into each new stage conscious of the fact that I am utterly incapable of securing victory for myself,...


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