Wednesday, 26 July 2017

GTBank Releases 737 Moments, Music Video of its Popular 737 Theme Song

In the end, all business operations can be reduced to three words: people, product, and profits= Lee Iacocca

Teeming with colorful scenes, groovy beats and a melody that you won’t forget easily, the video of GTBank’s 737 theme song 737 moments has all the staples of a hit. Its purpose, though, is not to climb into the charts and claim the number one spot (where it rightly belongs) but to highlight the simplicity of 737 and its availability to every Nigerian at every moment in time.

737 Moments is a celebration of every moment—at home, in the office or on the go—when the bank’s customers have dialed *737# to buy airtime, transfer funds, pay bills or complete any of their transactions. Bereft of a super star cast and featuring people from all walks of life, the 737 Moments Video emphasizes the simplicity and universality of 737 with its promise of Simple Banking for Every Nigerian.

Watch the video and feel free to share your own 737 moment. #737moments


“The aim of marketing is to know and understand the customer so well the product or service fits him and sells itself” Peter Drucker 
In a Rare union,  Ford Motor Company and its dealer in Nigeria, Coscharis Motors, have once again, reiterated their commitment to investing in youth skills development in the country. The rededication was made in celebration of World Youth Skills Day marked every year on July15 as approved by United Nations (UN) International Days of observance established by the UN General Assembly in 2014 Noting that Africa has the world’s youngest population that is growing rapidly, both Ford and Coscharis believe that African countries, including Nigeria, need to address the rise in youth unemployment.. According to Trading Economics, approximately 25 percent of the youth in Nigeria are unemployed.
Industries such as the auto sector present an opportunity for governments to tackle youth unemployment. It’s essential that the youth are given the necessary skills to succeed in the industry to ensure competitiveness. Adequate training is the bedrock of any industry.

Coscharis Motors in partnership with the Lagos State Government has designated an automotive training centre in the revamped premises of Eko Engineering Ventures. The objective is to produce qualified staff for the local motor industry. The ultra-modern training centre was officially opened in 2012.
Ford and Coscharis Motors have donated several vehicles to the CG-Eko LLP training centre to be used for practical training. These include three Ford Ranger pick-up trucks, a Ford Everest SUV, 1.5-litre Ford Figo and a Ford EcoSport. From the years 2013 - 2017, as many as 41 technicians were trained using the donated Ford vehicles at the training centre.
Abiona Babarinde, Coscharis Group General Manager, Marketing, and Corporate Communications, says: “The role of employees in the much-changed motor industry of the 21st century – particularly technicians – means that extensive training is required as vehicles become increasingly high tech. Today’s automotive technicians are very different from the general mechanics of old. We, at the Coscharis group, are thankful that Ford believes in our mission and vision by providing practical support to our projects. We will continue to work together with Ford to develop the automotive industry in Nigeria.”Ford, Coscharis Support World Youth Skills Day


"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them" IS a world famous quote by lord of pen, Sir  William Shakespeare
Many decades after he wrote the quote , it still makes sense till date 
Ever since we starred our project work on late man of Faith, Archbishop Benson Idahosa, who was once described by T.L OSBORN as "Africa greatest Ambassador of faith to the world"..many have called and written us to tell them the true story of his links with Africa's riches  man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, is  there a true link?

In our usual style, World leaders, went  searching, and today we provide the result, this piece is courtesy of : The African Apostles: Volume 1 (Patriarchs and Pacesetters)

Enjoy it, and keep being good to your neighbor or anyone you  meet along the road of life
Aliko Dangote was born on April 10, 1957 in the then Northern Region (Kano State), he was born to Mohammed Dangote and Mariya Sanusi Dantata.

An ethnic Hausa from Kano State, he showed his love for business by selling sweets even in primary school.

As a teenager, he began to work for his uncle, Sani Dangote and it was said of him that he served diligently.

Sometime in 1977 and after his 20th birthday, he approached his uncle and master and told him about his plan to establish a business outfit which would trade in cement, sugar, rice, pasta, salt, cotton, millet, vegetable oil and other products.

His uncle provided a loan of N500,000 but gave a caveat to Aliko to return the loan within a deadline of three-months(this was the practice at the time).

In the view of developing this new business idea into a reality, Dangote relocated to Lagos in June 1977, Lagos use to be the strength of business, finance and commercial activity in Nigeria then, he began to develop a smooth and effective system of delivery for his products.

A few years earlier, the Benin Airport had been constructed. This served as one of his routes to the Niger-Delta or South-South area of Nigeria.

Benin, formerly known as the City of Blood was then experiencing a great revival through 39 year old Benson Andrew Idahosa, a Bini man, who was established as a young Christian in the Assemblies of God and now pastored the Church of God Mission. Idahosa who had recently returned from a missionary school in America had established strong links with a number of pastors such as Gordon Lindsay, Jim Bakker and T.L Osborn among others.

Image result for aliko dangote and the tl osborn connection

Tommy Lee Osborn, one of the greatest evangelists in modern times had first responded to Benson Idahosa’s letters in 1962. Subsequently, a solid relationship was established over the years resulting in Osborn’s visits with his wife, Daisy to Benin on a few occasions, either for his crusades or specifically to Idahosa’s Church.

Of all the visits however, one specific visit in the late 1970s was very unique. T.L and Daisy Osborn had stayed late ministering at the Miracle Centre of Church of God Mission just opposite the Airport.

They therefore went late to catch their flight to Lagos which was supposed to be a connecting flight from Johannesburg to France, England and then the USA.
By the time Idahosa took his guests to the airport, they were told that the last flight for the day was overbooked. Not one seat was available, the passengers had boarded and the flight about to take off.

Not only that, the jetliner had begun to taxi towards the runway. Benson Idahosa”s new mercedes sped towards the tarmac and screeched to a halt in front of the plane. Benson Idahosa came out and waved at the pilot frantically.

The plane stopped and the steps were lowered as the pilot came down to know what the issue was. Idahosa began “I have two of God’s important servants who must go to Lagos”. “But we are loaded to capacity. Every seat is full” said the captain. “Never mind.

Let me on board. They all know me; they see ‘Redemption Hour’ (Idahosa’s TV program).

Let me talk to them”. Idahosa obliged, climbed into the plane and walked down the crowded aisles. The passengers were annoyed. He prayed silently as he returned to the front.

He turned round , facing the passengers and started “Excuse me friends, I have two of God’s special servants in my car.

They must go to Lagos today on this plane.

Two of you will get off now so God’s servants can board.

God bless you.

He waited a minute, no one moved.

The silence showed annoyance by the impatient passengers.

Some pretended to be asleep and others it seemed were praying.

Idahosa slowly walked the aisle again.

As he approached the rear, a young man rose from the back of the plane and asked the person sitting next to him to get up. Yes, said Idahosa pointing, you can go tomorrow.

You can travel later he said, pointing to the other man.

They both gathered their belongings and proceeded from the plane.

Benson Idahosa stopped the first man in in the aisle of the plane. He asked him “young man, what is your name and what do you do?

“My name is Aliko Dangote and this is my assistant” the young man replied. “I am a trader, a businessman”. Impressed. Benson Idahosa responded

“The World will get up for you”
the mostly Christian passengers responded “Amen”. “My God will bless you! God will take you and your business beyond Africa and bless you beyond measure“.

Just before descending the steps, Idahosa turned and raised his hands with tears in his eyes, praised the Lord and blessed the remaining passengers for their patience.

They all broke out in spontaneous clapping.

See you on ‘Redemption Hour‘ this Sunday evening he said. They clapped as T.L and Daisy Osborn boarded for the subsequent flight.

The world has since stood up for that twenty something year old man.

Today, Aliko Dangote is a Africa's biggest Billionaire ($18.6Bn networth) He flies one of the best jets in the country AND anything he touches turns to gold

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

NO SUBSTITUTE TO HARDWORK : EX PRESIDENT OBASANJO GETS A RARE DEFENDER IN MAN WITH VOICE, KING KARIBO,SUBMITS :..... " It is only logical to teach hardwork as the only way to miracle"


"A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work" -Colin Powell


Not so long ago, very outspoken former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo attacked vast majority of today's men of God, for preaching prosperity, wealth and more prosperity without backing it up, on need for extreme  hard work and prayer

For his frank stand, many attacked the former leader, but months after, a Voice.a respected big stage speaker  based in Abuja, Pastor King Karibo of the fast growing KINGS PALACE MINISTRY has come out to defend the two time head of stage and commander in chief, Obasanjo

Speaking in a special youth for success interview, King Karibo, sided Obasanjo and advised men of God to always tell their flocks more of hard work as they tell them of faith and miracle,as there is no substitute to hard work and action, you will recall what our late PAPA IDAHOSA
said of faith as not being superstition or inaction, but Action and more action, so on that I  agree  WITH ex president Obasanjo

Pressing further, we asked him benefit youths can derive from hard work, he was emphatic on 3 cardinal point

.*Hard Work Builds Character –  I can tell you hard work build character, . If we can’t have something in 5 minutes we don’t want it. And if getting it is hard, forget it! But hard work builds character. You learn discipline. You learn to focus. You learn to manage your time and your resources. You learn to ignore the critics who are telling you it can’t be done. Don’t be a quitter. Quitting is easy. Giving up is easy! But EASY never builds character. Strong character is built the same way strong muscles are build – Hard Work! Success – you see – isn’t the greatest reward of hard work. Character is more important than success. And hard work builds character.

*Beyond that, i can tell you  Hard Work Gets Results – It  ALWAYS accomplishes something. It might be you learn something. It might be you build something. It might be you change something. But had work always gets results. It has been said “Some people dream of success… while others wake up and work hard at it.” Laziness doesn’t result in anything but wasted time and resources. Do you want to see something happen? Work hard. I like the way Abraham Lincoln put it “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”

* From days of Bible in old testament, to now, we can see that Hard Work Draws Attention – I tell my members and where I speak around , "Do you Want to get noticed? Work hard. The diligent stand out. We live in a culture that increasingly encourages and fosters minimal effort. Want to turn some heads today? Give 110% to whatever you are doing. It doesn’t matter how many talents you have, or what you are called to do, do it with passion! Give it your heart! And soon the world will be watching. 

" For even the greatest King Solomon said " see a man diligent in his work? he will serve before Kings not ordinarily men "

Monday, 24 July 2017

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Only last week, the CEO of top Lagos boutique resort and club, chief Rodney Ogagba revealed to G. CERUTTI MEDIA TEAM how he is under pressure to open new club in Abuja and his home town,Edo

Now in part 2 of a ten part series, the highly talented showman, said" Youths must learn from me, I make money  while sleeping, I have turned my passion  into money making venture, many clubs have come and left Ikeja, but Vegas is still there and here ,

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AMAZING:The highest paid BBC stars are all white

. Where’s the outrage? Joseph Harker Joseph Harker

Did anyone wonder why Clive Myrie was reading the BBC’s News at Ten on Wednesday night? Of course he’s a dab hand at it. But was it also because this black male presenter was the only top anchor available who wasn’t on the corporation’s rich list, which led the news that day? So there was Myrie telling us all what his colleagues Huw Edwards, Fiona Bruce and Sophie Raworth were earning.
The revelations about the pay of the BBC’s top stars have received wall-to-wall coverage over the past 24 hours. Virtually every front page ran with it: “BBC’s gender pay gap revealed,” splashed the Telegraph; “Two-thirds of top-earning stars are men,” said the Times; “Bloated Blokes Club” was the Mirror’s headline; the Guardian led with “Backlash at the BBC as male stars dominate top-pay list”. These were followed by a succession of articles on why woman are losing out to men.
Of course it’s right that sexism within the industry is explored in detail. But what about the other “pay gap” revealed by the list of 96 stars earning over £150,000? Just 11 were black or ethnic minority. And of these, none were in the top 24. Indeed, seven were on the bottom rung, so if the list had been of those earning over £200,000, it would have included just four of 57 names; and of those over £300,000, there would not have been a single one. Yet beyond the Guardian and Metro, barely a single newspaper article or column led on this fact.

In truth the disparity is far starker than the above figures suggest, because the BBC list included only those on the corporation’s payroll and didn’t include all those paid by independent production companies: the David Dimblebys, for instance; all those (almost all-white) game show and comedy panellists; the food and gardening show hosts. The 96 names on the “official” talent list are a tiny fraction of all the faces and voices on the BBC earning over £150,000. Think of a show – Masterchef, Have I Got News for You, The Apprentice – and the chances are that its stars’ fees will not have been revealed. And the chances are even greater that those stars will be white.

But the lack of coverage of the race pay gap goes to a wider problem: the lack of minority voices at senior levels of the media, who can put these issues on the agenda. Race issues are simply not on the radar of most senior journalists; and though sexism is clearly an endemic problem at all levels of society, at least there are now female editors and columnists who can call it out when it happens.
By contrast, black voices in the national press are rare. We have the news and opinion filtered through white mouthpieces, so only the extreme, unequivocal cases of racism are ever given a hearing. We hear of ex-football manager Ron Atkinson calling a player a “fucking lazy thick nigger”, or of the ex-England captain John Terry calling another player a “fucking black cunt”; or even of the excesses of Katie Hopkins or Kelvin Mackenzie, or MPs using the N-word. But the daily, more subtle but far more pernicious racism – of discrimination in housing, in schools, in employment – goes largely uncommented on. It’s as if white editors don’t get racism unless it’s presented to them in sparkling 12-foot-high letters.

The fact is, you wouldn’t even need two hands to count the number of black columnists in the national press. For something to be deemed racist therefore requires prior white approval. I hate to compare racism and sexism, but imagine if there were no Polly Toynbee, no Suzanne Moore, no Deborah Orr. No women’s pages in the national press. It would be like the 1950s, where gentlemen writers would tell “girls” that everything’s fine, and that they should be happy staying in the kitchen and raising their children. Unless something really shockingly bigoted happened and the men could rush to condemn it just to show how they really appreciated women. Welcome to Black Britain, 2017.

The women writers I’ve listed above, and many others, have educated and informed the dominant male culture immeasurably over the years, giving both an insight into gender issues, and also a different perspective on other major national and global issues. Their black equivalents are rare. We have no black pages in the national press, with a chance to write with a minority audience in mind. This leaves little chance to raise these issues on a regular basis, and to gain a wider understanding of how racism impacts on Britain’s minority populations – and also to nurture future talent. Yes, there has been progress – a decade ago there would probably not have been a single black or brown face on the BBC’s list. But change is still painfully slow.
But now I spot a chance. Given the huge budget pressures the BBC will now face after an onslaught from female stars demanding pay parity, it’s clear there’s one thing it could do if it wants to keep costs down: employ more minorities.



I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it's for or against. -Malcolm X

By Louis Odion, FNGE

It is quite human for Ahmed Markafi and co to quickly imagine the worst storm is over following the legal life-line from the Supreme Court last week and therefore relapse to the iniquities and debauchery of the past. But unless the dominant faction of the beleaguered Peoples Democratic Party now has the sobriety to decode the hidden lessons in the adversity suffered in the past fifteen months, they may realize sooner than later their ululation was premature.
The first step to self-redemption will of course be an admission that its downfall in 2015 was brought on by years of sins, followed by a show of humility to serve a penance. Nothing emblematizes this legacy of shame more than the latest revelations from American courtroom of how PDP's erstwhile princess of oil, Diezani Alison-Madueke, and her male collaborators consistently bled the nation's exchequer between 2010 and 2015 and splurged their loot on vanity. Part of it went into bribing INEC officials to help fix results in favour of her party.
By conservative estimate so far, PDP's Diezani bled Nigeria to the tune of $6b through sweetheart concessions to her cronies or outright pocketing of oil receipt for the five years she presided over the nation's oil and gas industry.
In one telling instance, the psychedelic Jezebel was even quoted in an intercepted phone conversation as tutoring her fellow accomplices to be careful the way they went about flaunting their sudden wealth lest the people they were stealthily robbing became suspicious.
A reminder of what another kleptocrat in history, Mobutu of Zaire, once famously told those aspiring to follow in his footsteps at home: "If you want to steal, steal a little. If you steal too much, the whole town will know and will soon come after you."
To famished soldiers murmuring at the presidential gate over unpaid wages, the great capone brusquely asked, "Were you not issued uniform and guns?"
What Diezani and co purloined is different from the hefty $15b bazaar Sambo Dasuki presided over in the diversion of cumulative defence votes.
Much as PDP would wish the congenitally forgetful nation quickly loses these memories, it is doubtful if the ghosts will readily vanish. A vast number of its leaders are known to have refunded their own share of "Dasukigate". So, by now, the inheritors of what remains of the the once "biggest party on African continent" should know that nothing could be more offensive to public sensibilities, indeed suggestive of utter lack of contrition, than continuing to reserve their front-row seats for faces already implicated or tainted in that infamy.
Next in the rehab blueprint should be a resolve to purge itself of the virus of greed. It manifests in the cabal culture that upends internal democracy, a pathology that has haunted it right from Obasanjo days. It accounts for the emergence of Ali Modu-Sheriff in the first instance.
With the fall of Goodluck Jonathan in 2015 and the inevitable forfeiture of moral authority, a clique scrambled in to fill the vacuum by foisting on the party the most unlikely character who, over the years, had only proved to be an itinerant undertaker, cold-blooded mercenary, fresh from the sewer.
The cartel's calculation was simple: they wanted Modu-Sheriff to hold the horns as interim national chairman from February 2016 while they milked the cow ahead of the 2019 presidential elections.
But a ruthless schemer himself, the hireling from Borno had his eyes on PDP's presidential ticket as well. In fact, he was said to have separately wooed two of the PDP governors to be his presidential running-mate. The duo, who were quite instrumental to his being crowned the party head, only got to know this while comparing notes and soon rallied others to pull the rug from under Modu-Sheriff's feet at the now historic Port Harcourt Convention of May 2016.
If not for greed, the cabal should have known from Sheriff's antecedents that he is incapable of any commitment without a guarantee of self-aggrandizement. Even as ANPP governor between 1999 and 2007, Modu-Sheriff was known to be Obasanjo secret agent who helped suborn the then opposition party to the wiles of the ruling party.
As governor, he is reputed to have provided the feeding trough for the first generation of Boko Haram at the beginning of this Republic. They provided him muscles to chase his political rivals out of town. As part of their own share of the election spoils of 2003, the office of Finance Commissioner was allegedly ceded to the future terror organization.
But as with any partnership founded on an ideal less than noble, that political romance soon collapsed following the gruesome murder of the Finance Commissioner nominated by Boko Haram.
Again, it is a measure of of the naivety of the cabal to have recruited a man said to be related to President Buhari of APC by marriage and expected him to act differently. As a top APC player once put it half in jest, half in earnest to this writer, "Well, Sheriff just has to do the work of a Sheriff in the PDP". That is, the sort of dirty job the British colonialists would euphemistically call "pacification" in the heady days of independence struggle by native agitators.
Overall, by the judgement of last week, Supreme Court clearly acted on the side of the spirit of the law which is more morally compelling than obsession with the fine letters of the law. The lower courts that indulged and provided Sheriff shelter had undoubtedly conveniently chosen to hide behind the technicality of law.
Moments after the door was shut firmly against him in Port Harcourt, wily Modu-Sheriff quickly addressed a press conference and unilaterally declared the party was now ready to "obey" a subsisting injunction forbidding the scheduled convention.
That was a smart maneuver by a political buccaneer. He seemed right by the letter of law. Though Sheriff then continued to flaunt the party's staff of office, everyone knew it was ill-gotten. Everyone knew the Markafi group had more clout and the crowd. It soon became clear that the only one actually profiting from the hemorrhaging PDP was the ruling APC left to frolic with reckless abandon in the absence of a virile opposition.
But with the Supreme Court judgement, a flicker of hope has undoubtedly been raised for the deepening of democracy in Nigeria, without which the national space risks becoming an exclusive arena for the hallelujah choir. A republic is doomed and the polity in great peril without a check-and-balance valve. It however remains to be seen if PDP can seize this historic moment.
Some have proposed reconciliation. But it will be futile seeking to force the co-habitation of strange bedfellows. As the seemingly intractable crisis bedeviling ruling APC has demonstrated, shared value is what ultimately nourishes and grows a party, not soaring sloganeering or fancy insignia for that matter.
In his own reading of the Supreme Court verdict, euphoric Peter Obi was quoted as saying, "The current agitation over recession and restructuring will soon be over". It is precisely because of mentality like this that PDP was forced to its knees in 2015. Such verbiage only suggests the resumption of the wheeling-dealing of old.
Enough of the carnality of "share the money". What this moment calls is a change of attitude.

Fortuitously, PDP has the October convention to demonstrate to the nation that it has learnt some lessons. The process leading to it and its outcome will indeed tell if a mortician would be invited or a receiver-manager needed to help negotiate possible bankruptcy.