Sunday, June 30, 2013


SUNDAY                                                       30. 06. 13

Greetings of the new day.

It is Sunday, the Lord’s day
The day that He rested after creation and He decreed that it should be kept holy.
Holiness is the word

How do you keep a day holy?
In the worship of God in His Holy Sanctuary
In the service to persons not in a position to reciprocate
In the giving of self
In thoughts beyond self
In actions genuine and sincere
In words that edify

Holiness is life, it is not a costume

Today, as much as you can ------ BE HOLY even as Your Father who is in Heaven is Holy

Bless and be blessed

Your Brother and Friend

Dr. Jerry - the First

Friday, June 28, 2013


FRIDAY                             28. 06. 13

Greetings to all my good friends

Thank God that we are able again to be alive in the land of the living - being alive is the greatest miracle on earth, because only the living can still have hope and exercise faith.

It's Friday, the weekend is drawing near

Most of us who have jobs to do today might do it without all the attention they deserve because we can't wait to take off

My dear, if you have a job to do, put in a full day's job for a full day's pay.
In this generation of unemployment, finding and keeping a job has become like the search for gold.

Do all you can to keep your job if you have one

and if you don't have a job, don't just sit there and moan, go get busy
join me in RCI - HLN and let's work it together.

Money made legitimately and legally does not cause loss of sleep.

Oh dear
Thank God It's Friday


Every day as I always do, remind yourself that it is good to be alive
So, go make the most of it.

Have a great day
And I’ll see you on the morrow

Bless and be Blessed

Remember that I love you as always!!!!!!!

Your Brother and Friend

Dr. Jerry - the First

Thursday, June 27, 2013


THURSDAY                                                              27. 06. 13

Good morning my friends

It’s a brand new day

Even though it is called Thursday like other Thursdays that have passed but this Thursday is special.

Before today, there had been no Thursday like it and when it is gone, there would be none like it. So what we ought to do with it?

Each and every day begins with a clean virgin slate, so that no matter what you did yesterday, today begins anew and you have the same rights, opportunities and priviledges as any other person to get the best out of the day as you want.

In some parlance, it is said that yesterday is a cancelled cheque, tomorrow is a promissory note, only today is a present, so you are asked to live in the NOW.

What does it mean to live in the now?
To live in such a way that the carryovers, leftovers and hangovers of yesterday do not spoil the fun of living today.

So whatever happened to you yesterday has been become history and no matter how much you berate yourself for that mistake, it has been made means that it has been made, so look beyond it but learn a lesson or two from it. Live the life that you were born to live. Remember that the only Person to Whom you owe an account is your God or Creator because He is the Author and Finisher of your faith, other mortals are only there to criticize and condemn, pay less heed to them!!!!!

Today is the cash that you have my friend, SPEND IT WELL.


Every day as I always do, remind yourself that it is good to be alive
So, go make the most of it.

Have a great day
And I’ll see you on the morrow

Bless and be Blessed

Remember that I love you as always!!!!!!!

Your Brother and Friend

Dr. Jerry - the First

Wednesday, June 26, 2013


WEDNESDAY                                                                      26. 06. 13

Greetings of the new day to all my friends and well wishers

It is Wednesday, the middle of the week.
It is a day to take a mid week stock of the things we have planned to do this week
And to know what percentage has been covered or achieved, the figure of which shall help us to  activate the engine of completion

It is also a day to go for anointing to re-new our strength to continue marching forward even in the face of daunting challenges.

And talking about daunting challenges, it is very important that we always remember that “what does not kill a man, only makes him stronger” and be comforted by those words.

Whatever happens, it is for the now, in a few months time, it shall become history and would be remembered with faint memory.

God is on the Throne, and our hope should actually be in Him.

Today, live like you have never lived before

Enjoy the sunshine and if the rain comes, enjoy it too for both are sent by God to make the earth habitable.

Every day as I always do, remind yourself that it is good to be alive
So, go make the most of it.

Have a great day
And I’ll see you on the morrow

Bless and be Blessed

Remember that I love you as always!!!!!!!

Your Brother and Friend

Dr. Jerry - the First

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


TUESDAY                                                    25. 06. 13

My People,

Greetings of the new day

It is good to have you here again this day.
It is not easy going to bed and waking up
Our God is really great.
And may all glory, all honour, dominion and majesty be His for ever - Amen

It’s Tuesday
A new day whose potentialities are unlimited but limited only by our thoughts and our outlook on life.

Have you been in a situation where everyone you met told you “this is the way to go and not that way”
What did you really consider about that piece of advise?
Did you think of who was giving the advise, did his or her life reflect the way s/he was pointing you to?
Was the advise in conflict with your inner leading or outer leaning?
Whose report would you really believe?

Well, whatever your responses would be to the above questions, I have lived long enough to know that in this life, the only Person to Whom you owe responsibility of living is YOUR CREATOR – GOD.

Some persons give pieces of advise to satisfy their inner cravings for assisting or helping out; some others give to show off, and yet some others give just to keep themselves busy.

When I was 18, I told myself that this life is mine to live and I am going to live it my own way, guided only by my Creator. Sure I had issues, I had quarrels, I had threats, insinuations and innuendos, but I made up my mind and happy now that I took that decision then.

I have had the taste of life – the good, the bad and the very ugly – but I live my life; nobody has lived his life through me and I surely am not any man’s alter ego or re-incarnation.

Do you feel me this morning? Are you really living your life or you are living in the shadows or under the wings of some persons?

Do you feel claustrophobic and you want to be free? By all means do just that.

This life is yours to live, LIVE IT THE BEST WAY YOU CAN. But remember, there is an account to be given when it is all over, believe it or not, it shall surely come to pass. So ALLOW GOD to lead you.

Your life is God’s gift to you and the way you live it is your own gift to God
Bring Him wholesome gifts

Every day as I always do, remind yourself that it is good to be alive
So, go make the most of it.

Have a great day
And I’ll see you on the morrow

Bless and be Blessed

Remember that I love you as always!!!!!!!

 Your Brother and Friend

Dr. Jerry - the First

Wednesday, June 19, 2013


WEDNESDAY          19. 06. 13

Hello People

Greetings of the new day.

Thank God for this wonderful gift of life from which all things flow, for if there is no life, there can not be hope and definitely no achievements. Father may Your Holy Name be for ever praised with these lips, mouths and hearts of ours - Amen.

It’s Wednesday people, the 3rd day of this week and a day to seek for renewal of strength to complete the journey of t he week.

I encourage you to take out time this evening and just be in His presence. It is refreshing and it yields great dividends.

Remember that this is a world of infinite possibilities, if only we are spiritually, socially, physically, psychologically tuned. The ball of success is right there in your court and it’s you alone that can play it to move yourself from one point in space to another, any other person is just an adjunct. If you position yourself properly to receive help, HE will be there to see that you get it.

Don’t you ever think that life owes you anything or that the man or woman who happened in your life, owes you, truth is YOU ARE HERE ENTIRELY ON YOUR OWN and just like others before you, if you must succeed, you must be willing to pay the price. Success costs quite a lot, it is not cheap, go ask a successful person.

Life owes you nothing and it comes with NO GUARANTEES but He has promised that He would be there for you to ensure that you are able to bear whatever it is that comes your way – the good, the bad and the ugly. So TRUST HIM.

And while you do that, may He that blesses and no man curses bless you out of Zion.

Every day as I always do, remind yourself that it is good to be alive
So, go make the most of it.

Have a great day
And I’ll see you on the morrow

Bless and be Blessed

Remember that I love you as always!!!!!!!

Your Brother and Friend

Dr. Jerry – the First

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


TUESDAY     18. 06. 13

Hello People

Greetings of the new day. Thank God for His mercies and grace which have seen us to the beginning of a brand new day. May His Name be praised for ever – Amen.

Tuesday is here people. The 2nd day of the 3rd week of the 6th month of the year 2013, it brings with it all possibilities, all hopes of achievement and all momentum for living and how are we to respond to it?

Yesterday is gone, all the things we wished we did yesterday and didn’t do can still be done today and in the days to come.

Tomorrow is a day away, while we hope for a better tomorrow, but we don’t have to waste today while hoping for tomorrow because it is the seed that we sow today that would germinate tomorrow to grow up and yield us a bounteous harvest. Sure it is good that we prepare for tomorrow, but forgetting to live today because we want to live tomorrow is like harvesting before planting which is practically impossible.

Today is the now, that is the only present that we have, let us maximally and effectively use it well because it is in the handling of the issues of today that our tomorrow would be assured, but let us live today in such a way as to really be happy if it eventually turns out to be the last.

We sure can’t do much about yesterday (it is gone), we can only do so much for today but as for tomorrow, we surely can’t predict what it may bring with it (no matter how well prepared we may think we are, life keeps throwing bones into the flesh of living). So we may not know tomorrow as it were, but if we know the OWNER OF TOMORROW then we are assured of  a “good hope and an expected end”

People it’s nice to have you here with me. Don’t let the fear of yesterday and the apprehension of tomorrow stop you from living today

Every day as I always do, remind yourself that it is good to be alive
So, go make the most of it.

Have a great day
And I’ll see you on the morrow

Bless and be Blessed

Remember that I love you as always!!!!!!!

Your Brother and Friend

Dr. Jerry – the First

Monday, June 17, 2013



"The most important thing a father can do
for his children is to love their mother."
~~Author Unknown

"To her the name of father was another name for love."
~~By Fanny Fern.~~

"They didn't believe their father had ever been young;
surely even in the cradle he had been a very,
very small man in a gray suit,
with a little dark mustache and flat, incurious eyes."
~~By Richard Shattuck.~~

"Fathers, like mothers, are not born.
Men grow into fathers-
and fathering is
a very important stage in their development."
~~By David M. Gottesman.~~

"It is a wise father that knows his own child."
~~By William Shakespeare (1564-1616)~~

"It doesn't matter who my father was;
it matters who I remember he was."
~~By Anne Sexton (1928-1974) U.S. poet.~~

"I cannot think of any need in childhood
as strong as the need for a father's protection."
~~By Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)~~

"A Man's children and his garden both reflect the
amount of weeding done during the growing season."
~~Author Unknown.~~

"The greatest gift I ever had
Came from God, and I call him Dad!"
~~Author Unknown.


MONDAY    17. 06. 13

Hello my good friends,

Good morning
I just thank God for His grace that has seen my family and I wake up hale and hearty this morning. I am also fully persuaded that you and yours also woke up well today. To Him only shall all our adoration and thanksgiving go.

Monday is here and what a glorious day it is, I am just looking up to the sky and watching as the new day dawns, it is a wonderful experience and all I can say is thank You Lord for this great opportunity.

Who is afraid of Monday?

So because you are working at a job you hate, working with a boss who breathes down your neck, gives you no respite, always harassing and threatening you with sack and whom you hate with a passion, working with colleagues who have refused to mind their own businesses but rather minding yours for you, who gossip about you sometimes even right before you and who make a mockery of you and make you a laughing stock?

So when you remember all these things (and after the respite you have had for close to 60 hours of peace of the weekend) you dread Monday as it is a reminder that your stress level is going to increase again!!!!

You don’t have to be afraid of MONDAY.

Whatever the situation is at your place of work, YOU MUST ADAPT to it. It was your choice in the first place to work there (you might say that you really had no choice given the unemployment rate in the Country, BUT I TELL YOU IT IS STILL YOUR CHOICE). So you make out a good thing out of a really bad situation.

But if every Monday brings on a heart “attack” for you because of where you are working or what you are doing, THEN MAKE A CHANGE.

Develop inspirational dissatisfaction to aid you make a move. Remember if ONE DOOR DOES NOT CLOSE, ANOTHER WILL NOT OPEN.

Every day as I always do, remind yourself that it is good to be alive
So, go make the most of it.

Have a great day
And I’ll see you on the morrow

Bless and be Blessed

Remember that I love you as always!!!!!!!

Your Brother and Friend

Dr. Jerry - the First

Sunday, June 16, 2013


Fathers: Career Highlights Won't Be On Your Tombstone

By Dave Kerpen

Last Sunday morning, at 8:25 AM, I stood at Gate B5 in Memphis, Tennessee, tears streaming down my face as I watched my flight home to New York take off. 

I had been delayed by weather on a connecting flight from Nashville, and had arrived to the gate just two minutes after the doors had closed. 

So I watched the plane leave, standing there, knowing that I would be re-routed through Atlanta now and instead of getting home before noon, I wouldn't be home until 5PM. I would miss the entire weekend with my family, and I was devastated.

I had begrudgingly accepted a business trip to Nashville even though it was a Wednesday through a Saturday because it was an excellent opportunity with an important business partner. 

And although weekends were typically sacred with my family, I had decided to sacrifice Daddy-daughter Saturday morning dance class this time, knowing I'd be home Sunday morning.

But when I missed that flight, I missed camp orientation, and had lost the entire weekend with my kids. I fell apart emotionally. I felt so disappointed in myself. I felt so out of control. I felt like I had made a really bad decision to not be home for a weekend. I felt like the worst dad in the world.

During the next seven hours of travel, I had a lot of time to think and reflect upon my priorities. 

I thought about the famous quote from John Crudele: "How do children spell LOVE? T-I-M-E.

I thought about my priorities.

It's easy to get caught up in our hectic careers. 

It's easy for men and women to become "busy" trying to advance up the ladder at work or build a successful company.

It's easy to check your email, take that meeting or call, or attend that networking event the boss invited you too. 

It's all too easy to skip the family dinner in the name of helping to put dinner on the table.

Somehow, it's more difficult at times to say "no" to our client or boss than it is to say "no" to our children. 

But as Senator Lautenberg taught me, your career highlights won't be on your tombstone. Your kids' names will be.

You'll never regret time with your kids. You'll never say on your deathbed, "I wish I had worked more." 

I have a lot of career goals and dreams.

I want to build meaningful companies that change the world. 

I want to one day run for public office. 

I want to teach, to speak, to invest and to inspire. 

But I'm not willing to sacrifice weekends with my kids.

That's my choice, and of course it's your choice to pursue your career and your goals and dreams as vigorously as you'd like. 

But my hope, as we celebrate Father's Day in the US, is that you'll find it a little bit easier to say no to that next weekend conference, evening networking event, or breakfast meeting. 

My hope is that you'll find it easier to say yes to the kids. 

Just think about that eventual deathbed or tombstone, and how you'll feel one day looking back.

By the way, while I was devastated to miss the whole weekend with the kids, 

I'm proud to report that I canceled three evening work activities this week, to spend those evenings with my daughters. 

The week culminated in an excellent game of RISK, pictured above. 

And the only world I needed to take over was two little girls' world.

Happy Father's Day, and enjoy that time with your children!
Now it's your turn. How do you balance your career with your family? How do you determine what to say "Yes" to and what to say "No" to at work? What kind of father (or mother) do you want to be remembered as? Please let me know your thoughts in the Comments section below. And please do share this post with the fathers (and mothers) in YOUR network

Friday, June 14, 2013


So you want to MAKE MONEY?
So you want to be FABULOUSLY RICH?
So you want to have so much to spend that nothing is a problem to you again except how to spend your money?

And you think the way to make the money is by lying on your bed and dreaming about it?
You think that the way to make money is by wishing for it?
You think that the best way to make money is by going for all night and asking God to do a miracle?
You think that the best way to make money is by pursuing every "man of God" that you hear of and receiving "anointing to make money"

My dear, I am sorry to tell you this morning that NONE OF THESE CHANNELS would ever give you the money you need to be really rich.

While it is necessary to wish for money
While it is good to dream about money
While it makes a whole lot of sense to pray for money

but (and that's a big BUT) UNTIL YOU DO SOMETHING ABOUT MAKING MONEY, the money that maketh rich and wealthy would never come!!!!! and that is the TRUTH

So you want to make money????
GO DO IT!!!!!!!



FRIDAY                14. 06. 13

Greetings of the new day. Thanking God for His mercies and love which He has bestowed on us and which made it possible for us to be alive again in the land of the living. His praise shall continually be in my mouth and on my lips.

It’s Friday people and the 2nd week of June is ending today, in the ext couple of hours, Friday the 14th of June 2013 shall become part of our history individually and collectively.

Friday is also the harbinger of the good news of the weekend, that period of time that most of us covet most.

Even though the working week is ending today, but a lot can still be achieved with the hours that are left. So take a good look at what is yet to be achieved of your plans for this week and go all out to achieve it. IT IS VERY POSSIBLE and all it requires is your WILL POWER and DETERMINATION and these come from the guts inside of us, not from external factors.

And when you have done all the things you need to do, forget not to appreciate God from Whom ALL BLESSINGS FLOW.

Every day as I always do, remind yourself that it is good to be alive

So, go make the most of it.

Have a great day
And I’ll see you on the morrow

Bless and be Blessed

Remember that I love you as always!!!!!!!

Your Brother and Friend

Dr. Jerry - the First

Thursday, June 13, 2013


We appreciate all of you for finding time to give a response to our June 12 question here 

However the entries from the following persons are adjudged correct
Harrison Alex Onuoha
Augustine Agbaziere
Mike Ife

Each of you is entitled to a N500 recharge card of  your choice network.

Kindly sms your phone number and preferred network to 08086595477

Waiting for you

Sir, Dr. Jerry - the First Oguzie


THURSDAY                                      13. 06. 13

Greetings of the new day to all of you my good friends here on facebook. It always gives me a thrill whenever I wake up in the morning because I know that nothing else would matter so much again since God is on my side by bringing me back to the land of the living. I do hope you also have such feelings.

It’s Thursday and by morrow this 2nd week of June would be ending. There is no gain saying the fact that these are difficult times especially for the small business owners but life must go on.

I write to encourage all who are struggling to put meat and bread on the family’s dining table to look not around or about but up and above – “looking unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith.”
It surely would be well at the end of the day

Every day as I always do, remind yourself that it is good to be alive
So, go make the most of it.

Have a great day
And I’ll see you on the morrow

Bless and be Blessed

Remember that I love you as always!!!!!!!

Your Brother and Friend

Dr. Jerry - the First

Wednesday, June 12, 2013



Just to commemorate today in my own way, I am giving out N5, 000.00 worth of recharge cards (MTN, AIRTEL, GLO, ETISALAT, VISAFONE) to 10 persons who in my considered opinion get this question correct. 

The first 10 correct answers would get the recharge cards of their choice network.

For the question please proceed to

All answers should be provided on the blog

Happy Peoples’ Democracy Day

Sir, Dr. Jerry – the First Oguzie: JP


Recently Malam Nuhu Ribadu was quoted as saying that the Nigerian Nation as presently constituted is a "sinking ship" 

If you agree with Malam Ribadu, to what period of time (date/month/year) do you think the Nigerian Ship started sinking? Justify your response

If you disagree with Malam Ribadu, justify your response with not less than 5 strong points?

JUNE 12 1993

JUNE 12 1993

It was a very bright and sunny day. It  was election day in Nigeria. after scuttling the re-election of Alhaji Shehu Shagari of the NPN in 1983 and after dribbling Nigerians for 10 years the Military was finally willing to return to the barracks and mind their constitutional responsibility of protecting the territorial integrity of the Country and so Professor Humphrey Nwosu fixed today as the election day to choose between Moshood Abiola of the SDP and Alhaji Tofa of the NRC (both parties were created by the Military President – Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida).

So like millions of Nigerians, I also queued up to vote in the Option A4 pattern of voting adopted by Nwosu for the purpose of making the election free and fair. As results were being declared from the States, they went to the election bill board erected by the then Electoral Commission so that nobody had any chance to “doctor” it before the announcement. So more or less, the overall election results could be gleaned from the election bill board. It was one election that was devoid of all the violence that used to mar previous elections in the Country and the world was on hand to declare it the “freest election ever held in Nigeria”

Despite the fact that Abiola’s ticket was a Muslim – Muslim ticket, Nigerians of various religious inclination including the atheists were in the process of choosing Abiola to be the President which was confirmed by the number of States that had made returns to the Election Bill Board before the “sword of Damocles” fell. Humphrey Nwosu’s fingers were removed from the Bill Board and his voice was arrested and his physical presence removed from the venue of the announcement and Nigerians were informed that the election was inconclusive and therefore ANNULED It was one announcement from the Powers that be then that Nigerians rejected flatly and the agitations that followed led to the death of so many innocent Nigerians who just wanted a better day and deal for their beloved Country through the election of M. K. O Abiola a man who rose from dust bin to International acclaim, who would have been a classical model for the “Nigerian Dream” just as there is an “American Dream”

Lives were lost, innocent blood was shed, houses were burnt, properties worth millions of the old naira were destroyed in the agitation to validate the result of the June 12 election. NADECO was formed and the progressives and the opposition found themselves in one camp against a common “enemy” MKO and quite a number of notable Nigerians went into exile and NADECO in diaspora was born.

Somewhere along the line with the contraption put in place by the stepped aside Military President and headed by a Yoruba man – Ernest Shonekan, the Interim National Government was hoisted on Nigerians but they were not assuaged. The clamour to validate the June 12 election became even more intense and Abiola was persuaded to come back and fight for his mandate.
Listening to his friends and political associates, Abiola came back to a tumultuous welcome and heightened the agitation to validate the June 12 elections and declare him winner.

After about 3 months in office, the ING was scrapped and our dear Sani Abacha stepped in as Head of State. Every effort was then made to muscle and silence the June 12 election validation agitators, Abiola was declared enemy of the state and arrested and when the juicy offices of the State were being shared Abiola’s friends and associates including those who swore that they would not abandon him come rain or sunshine jumped ship and picked up offices with the Government of General Sani Abacha – what a wicked world!!!!! They led him to the gallows and abandoned him there – WHAT A BETRAYAL.

Abiola’s wife Khudirat was the one on ground and fighting for the mandate of her husband but somewhere in the twilight, life was snuffed out of her with heavily loaded shots from superior machine guns in an orchestrated accident.
Dark days indeed

So suddenly there was an apple and Abacha went home, Abdusalami Abubakar stepped in as Head of State, there were talks of reconciliation, then there were visits by foreign dignitaries to Abiola trying to persuade him to drop his agitation but it appeared like he preferred to die in detention and then subsequently Abiola died of cardiac complications as the autopsy revealed and so with the death of Abiola, the agitation for the validation of the June 12 1993 elections died a natural death but THE PEOPLE HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN.
June 12 2013 – exactly 20 years today

May the souls of all those whose blood was shed for the present civilian
administration we are “enjoying”  now continue to rest in peace.

God bless Nigeria

Amb. Sir, Dr. Jerry – the First Oguzie: JP


WEDNESDAY                                                          12. 06. 13

Greetings of the new day good people. We thank God for His grace and mercies that saw us into this brand new day. May all glory, adoration and thanksgiving be given to Him always and for ever – Amen

It’s Wednesday, the middle of the week. Today you would find time to go for midweek service to receive grace for the renewal of your strength.

You have an appointment with today, don’t go empty handed, go with full expectation and as a child of God, your expectation shall not be cut short.

It’s June 12 and we remember the MASSES DEMOCRACY DAY.

God bless you today

Your Brother and Friend

Dr. Jerry - the First

Tuesday, June 11, 2013


TUESDAY                         11. 06. 13

Good morning. It’s so nice to know that on your side, you also woke up well. All thanks be to God our Maker – Amen.

The 2nd day of the working week is here. What was it you left undone yesterday? Another opportunity is being presented by today, use it wisely.

I have observed that quite a number of men and women as the case may be postpone for tomorrow that which can be done today because they are waiting for a favourable clime for it.

For over a period of time, you have had to shift taking that decision which you know would aid your life here on earth and you are waiting for when the coast will be clear.

I bring you this message this morning, THE TIME WILL NEVER COME WHEN ALL THINGS WOULD BE EQUAL.

The only man to whom all things have “equalled” lives 6 feet below the ground at the CEMETRY.

So do you have something to do? Do you have a decision to take? Do you have something to change? Go to --- DO IT NOW

Remember that you don’t have all the time in the time in the world. Life is lived in phases, use your phase well.

So today “do what you have to do, with what you have, right where you are” --- Theodore Roosevelt

Do you need help? You can always reach us and we would be glad to help!!!!!
Very soon, I shall be starting my series on HOW TO OVERCOME PROCRASTINATION. It plagued me for a long time, am sure you would want to learn from my own experience

Every day as I always do, remind yourself that it is good to be alive
So, go make the most of it.

Have a great day
And I’ll see you on the morrow

Bless and be Blessed

Remember that I love you as always!!!!!!!

Your Brother and Friend

Dr. Jerry - the First

Monday, June 10, 2013


MONDAY                        10. 06. 13

Greetings of the new day to all my friends here on facebook.
Glory be to God Who alone worketh great marvels for bringing us back to this land of the living from the no man’s land we had sojourned to in the course of our sleep last night, may His Holy Name be continually praised – Amen

It’s Monday, the beginning of the business and working week. Remember that the way you start the week has a way of influencing the remainder of the week. So today, start with an up-beat attitude, know that only can decide how the situations around you turn out.

Do you have a business? Then as you go to do it today, approach it with all zeal and dexterity determined to do your best for a fulfilling result

Do you have a job? Then as you to your place of work today, make a conscious decision to put in a good day’s job for a good day’s pay. Millions are out there without a job, protect your job.

I can only wish you all the best but you owe it to yourself to wish yourself the very best.

Every day as I always do, remind yourself that it is good to be alive
So, go make the most of it.

Have a great day
And I’ll see you on the morrow

Bless and be Blessed

Remember that I love you as always!!!!!!!

Your Brother and Friend

Dr. Jerry - the First

Sunday, June 9, 2013


SUNDAY                                                                   09. 06. 13

Greetings of the new day to you my friends.

I thank God that He made it possible for us to wake up this morning.

It is Sunday

No much argument, GO TO CHURCH

Have a very pleasant Sunday

Your Brother and Friend

Dr. Jerry - the First

Thursday, June 6, 2013

How Not To Train Children



Friends, Let me add the benefit of my time as a student and then resident in the UK-and I live in Lagos now.

The first thing that I discovered about UK-born, white, English undergraduates was that all of them did holiday or weekend job to support themselves-including the children of millionaires amongst them.

It is the norm over there- regardless how wealthy their parents are. And I soon discovered that virtually all other foreign students did the same-the exception being those of us status-conscious Nigerians.

I also watched Richard Branson (owner of Virgin Airline) speaking on the Biography Channel and, to my amazement, he said that his young children travel in the economy class-even when the parents (he and his wife) are in upper class. Richard Branson is a billionaire in Pound Sterling.

A quick survey would show you that only children from Nigeria fly business or first class to commence their studies in the UK. No other foreign students do this.

There is no aircraft attached to the office of the prime minister in the UK-he travels on BRITISH AIRWAYS (BA).

And the same goes for the Royals. The Queen does not have an aircraft for her exclusive use.

These practices simply become the culture which the next generation carries forward.

Have you seen the car that Kate Middleton(the lady soon to marry Prince William ) drives? VW Golf or something close to it.

But there's one core difference between them and us(generally speaking).

They (even the billionaires among them) work for their money, we steal ours!

If we want our children to bring about the desired change we have been praying for on behalf of our dear country, then please, please let's begin now and teach them to work hard so they can stand alone and most importantly be content, and not having to "steal", which seems to be the norm these days.

"30 is the new 18", which seems to be the new age for testing out the world in Nigeria now. That seems to be an unspoken but widely accepted mind set among the last 2 generations of parents in Nigeria.

At age 18 years, a typical young adult in the UK leaves the clutches of his/her parents for the University, chances are, that's the last time those parents will ever play "landlord" to their son or daughter except of course the occasional home visits during the academic year.
At 21 years and above or below, the now fully grown and independent minded adult graduates from University, searches for employment, gets a job and shares a flat with other young people on a journey into becoming fully fledged adults.

I can hear the echo of parents saying, well, that is because the UK economy is thriving, safe, well structured and jobs are everywhere?

I beg to differ and I ask that you kindly hear me out. I am UK trained Recruitment Consultant and I have been practicing for the past 10 years in Nigeria.

I have a broad range of experience from recruiting graduates to executive director level of large corporations.

In addition, I talk from the point of view of someone with relatively privileged upbringing. Driven to school every day, had my clothes washed for me, was barred from taking any part-time job during my A-levels so that I could concentrate on studying for my exams?!

BUT, I got the opportunity to live apart from my parents from age 18 and the only time I came back home to stay was for 3 months before I got married!

Am I saying that every parent should wash their hands off their children at age 18?

No, not at all, of course, I enjoyed the savings that I made from living on and off at my parent's house in London - indeed that is the primary reason for my being able to buy myself a 3 bedroom flat in London at age 25 with absolutely no direct financial help from my parents!

For me, pocket money stopped at age 22, not that it was ever enough for my lifestyle to compete with Paris Hilton 's or Victoria Beckham 's.

Meanwhile today, we have Nigerian children who have never worked for 5 minutes in their lives insisting on flying "only" first or business class, carrying the latest Louis Vuitton ensemble, Victoria's Secret underwear and wearing Jimmy Choo's, fully paid for by their "loving" parents.

I often get calls from anxious parents, my son graduated 2 years ago and is still looking for a job, can you please assist!

Oh really! So where exactly is this "child" is my usual question. Why are you the one making this call dad/mum?

I am yet to get a satisfactory answer, but between you and me, chances are that big boy is cruising around Lagos with a babe dressed to the nines, in his dad's spanking new SUV with enough "pocket money" to put your salary to shame.

It is not at all strange to have a 28 year old who has NEVER worked for a day in his or her life in Nigeria but "earns" a six figure "salary" from parents for doing absolutely nothing.
I see them in my office once in a while, 26 years old with absolutely no skills to sell, apart from a shiny CV, written by his dad's secretary in the office.

Of course, he has a driver at his beck and call and he is driven to the job interview.

We have a fairly decent conversation and we get to the inevitable question-so, what salary are you looking to earn? Answer comes straight out- N250,000.00. I ask if that is per month or per annum. Of course it is per month. Oh, why do you think you should be earning that much on your first job? Well, because my current pocket money is N200,000.00 and I feel that an employer should be able to pay me more than my parents.

I try very hard to compose myself, over parenting is in my opinion the greatest evil handicapping the Nigerian youth. It is at the root of our national malaise.

We have a youth population of tens of millions of who are being "breastfed and diapered" well into their 30s.

Even though the examples I have given above are from parents of considerable affluence, similar patterns can be observed from Abeokuta to Adamawa!

Wake up mum! Wake up dad! You are practically loving your children to death!

No wonder corruption continues to thrive.

We have a society of young people who have been brought up to expect something for nothing, as if it were a birth right.

I want to encourage you to send your young men and women (anyone over 20 can hardly be called a child!) out into the world, maybe even consider reducing or stopping the pocket money to encourage them to think, explore and strive.

Let them know that it is possible for them to succeed without your "help". Take a moment to think back to your own time as a young man/woman, what if someone had kept spoon feeding you, would you be where you are today?.

 No tree grows well under another tree, children that are not exposed to challenges, don't cook well.

That is why you see adults complaining, "my parents didn't buy clothes for me this christmas", ask him/her how old they are-30+.

Because of the challenges we faced in our youth, we are where and what we are today, this syndrome-my children will not suffer what I suffered is destroying our tomorrow.

Deliberately reduce their allowance or mum-don't cook on Saturday till late afternoon or evening, do as occasion deserves.

I learnt the children of some former Nigerian billionaires (with all the stolen billions - monies in their custody), still go about with security escort as wrecks. They are on drugs, several times because of the drug, they collapse in public places. The escort will quickly pack them up and off they go, what a life. No one wants to marry them.

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.

The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.-( Henry Ford).

Hard work does not kill.

Everything in Nigeria is going down, including family settings.

It is time to rebrand our children, preparing them for tomorrow.

We are approaching the season in Nigeria where only the RUGGED, will survive. How will your ward fare?

If the present generation of Nigerian pilots retire, will you fly a plane flown by a young Nigerian pilot, If trained in Nigeria?

People now fly first class, who cannot spell GRADUATE or read an article without bomb blast! Which Way Nigeria!, Which Way Nigerians!!

Is this how we will ALL sit and watch this country SINK?

Author --------- Unknown