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The Disciples Of Success



Five Strategic Principles Of Success


Victoria Praise Abraham

Many desire to succeed but are unwilling to pay the price. The truth is that there is good and bad success and our values and life’s disposition determine what kind of success we end up embracing throughout our lifetimes.
A good definition of success is the attainment of a clearly set out goal, task, vision or dream. In life there are different reasons why people do not succeed and these reasons range from laziness, peer influence, environmental factors, poor educational background, lack of motivation and lack of encouragement from people around us. All these reasons are merely excuses that we must all work hard to debunk and eradicate from our lives because we were all wired by our creator and maker to succeed. God never created any failure.

We fail first in our minds before we fail in life. Failure is never final neither is failure fatal. Some people fail because they refused to try again. If you are open to trying again and again and again and again then most likely you will conquer failure. The real failures in life are those that quit too soon or those who refuse to try again and again and again and again.

Another reason why most people fail is because they do not believe in themselves enough. To succeed in life you need a very strong belief in God Almighty and in yourself. I decided to put God first in this writing because there is no need being silent about a factor that works every time without fail and just mention belief in self. Self-belief is important but a strong and vibrant belief in the living God is important, paramount and essential to really truly succeed in life.

On a personal level I did not achieve successes early in life and this was because I was in a wrong profession that stifled my creativity. I am a highly creative person that prefers to do many things tied to my area of calling and innate talents and gifting. Unfortunately I found myself in a profession that was almost automated and deeply boring to me. I struggled in it because it was not my perfect fit in a profession. Clearly this is a clear formula for failure or just mere average performance.

Today many are in a such situation where they are bored stiff, unproductive and uncreative and merely existing and just getting by in life and on their jobs. It is important to find your right profession in life. It is important to follow your heart and your passion in life because when the going gets tough your passion will sustain you and encourage you to keep at it and to never ever give up until you get to your promised land.

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I said all these to really say this……Success has disciples. These disciples are like sisters or brothers of the same mother. Every one alive today who has truly succeeded must have come across these disciples or family members in the course of their lifetime.

You cannot escape these disciples as I will like to call them if you really desire to succeed and succeed big in life. Success has no elevator. You have to use the stair case. This is a quote from Zig Ziglar that I am paraphrasing. Success has no shortcuts either. It is a long winding road that will lead you to your most cherished destination and this destination is in your mind and in your heart howbeit it will all manifest for all to see when you arrive at success-boulevard.

The disciples of success include, discipline, determination, diligence, and deliberateness. For the sake of our present discourse, I will leave them to 4 principal disciples even though my real list has altogether eight.

We might look at the remaining four another time. Let us look at the role that each of these four play in the journey of success in our lives.

First let us look at discipline as a disciple in the journey of success. Discipline is when you choose to pay the price required for you to achieve your set out goal, dream, vision or task per time. You cannot succeed in life if you are not disciplined. Success will simply elude you time and time again. You have to be disciplined to wake up early, sleep sometimes late and be on time for all your appointments without rarely being late. A disciplined life is a successful life waiting to happen.

The second disciple is determination. You need very strong determination to succeed big in life because there will be obstacles, hurdles, disappointments, discouragements and challenges on your pathway. It is your duty to be very determined to succeed. This means that you must never ever quit on the journey no matter what you encounter and no matter how tough things get. Determination is important. Determination is critical and very necessary to succeed in life.

The next disciple of success is diligence, and this disciple is a tough guy to embrace because as human beings we are really creatures of comfort. Diligence requires that you keep at it. You keep showing up, you keep writing, cooking, sewing, drawing or painting and doing whatever it is that you are good at until the very end. It requires that you never quit, you never stop working at your craft. You cannot succeed big in life without embracing this disciple called diligence.

The last disciple is called the deliberateness guy. You need to be deliberate about your life, your mission and visions of life? What do you want to achieve? Who do you want to impact? Where do you want to live? Who do you want to marry? What course of study do you want to embark on now? You must be intentional and you must be deliberate with your life. Life answers to the prepared and to be prepared you must ask the right questions both from yourself and from others.

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There is a price to pay for success. It is not for the lazy, the crooked or the unprepared. Success is attainable but as I wrote in my book titled ‘Hope on the go’… must pay the price for your prize, rise and your rice! Success is achievable but you must have these four disciples daily living in your life and in your home and office before you can succeed.

Abraham is the CEO, Vic-Abraham Media NG. LTD.

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We Did Our Best To Save Mailafia – Hospital



We Did Our Best To Save Mailafia - Hospital

Worried about the allegation of complicity, the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH) has said that it did its best to save the life of former Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Dr Obadiah Mailafia.

The hospital said those accusing it of having a hand in the death of the foremost activist were not sincere.

The acting Public Relations Officer of UATH, Michael Atiga, speaking on Mallafia’s death and allegations that trailed it, wondered how the hospital could be blamed for being responsible when its medical personnel did everything necessary to revive him.

According to him, the exceptional performances of medical personnel in Mailafia’s case earned them verbal accolade from the wife of the deceased, who he noted, was around the husband.

He explained:”The patient came in on Saturday, September 18,2021, around 2pm to 3pm in the afternoon. He was well received because the doctors even had pre-information that he was coming, so he was well received.

“And considering the nature of his illness because from what I gathered from the doctor, as he was rushed to this place, his oxygen saturation was like 60 percent, so there was a problem already. He was in a bad condition so they had to commence treatment immediately.”

According to him, the doctors ”placed him on a free-flow oxygen in order to increase his oxygen saturation and they started this medication immediately without asking for any money.

“The saturation which was 60 percent at the time they came to this place, at a point, went to like 90 percent. So they continued the treatment till like 10 clock at night.

“Since they discovered that his condition demanded utmost care, they called a nurse who was even off duty to be stationed with the patient throughout the night. The nurse was off duty but they called him to come and stay with the patient.

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“So, the doctors did all they could to salvage the situation but you know that in health, doctors can only treat, it’s God that saves lives.”

” Even the wife, in the morning of that day around 8, o’clock when they passed the news of the husband’s death to her, appreciated the doctors that this is the first time she was seeing very dedicated health workers, whose priority is to save lives,” he added.

Asked if he had the appreciation from the deceased wife on record, he said, “I don’t have it on record but this was what I gathered from the doctor on duty.”

While admitting that a foreign doctor who was contacted abroad following the development, reached out to the hospital’s doctors handling Mailafia’s case, he said,” As at the time the foreign doctor was calling, the man had passed.”

“The foreign doctor was calling from abroad through the son of the deceased instructing the doctor who had certified the man dead to go and start pressing the chest again, who now told him that “Oga, I have been into this practice for over 20 years, the man is dead, if I like, I can press his chest from now till tomorrow, that would not bring him back to life. That was what happened,” he explained.

When told there was an allegation that the hospital asked for N600,000 before administering certain medication, he responded, “No, no, no.”

“That is why I’m telling you a clear record of what transpired in this hospital. If you like, you can meet with the wife of the deceased to hear her side. Nobody asked for money,” he explained.

When equally told that the Middle Belt Forum quoted the wife as saying this, Atiga said:”That means the woman is not sincere, she is not sincere, because when he was certified death and the doctors passed his condolences to her, she appreciated them according to what I learnt.”

He explained further:”The man was admitted into the VIP wing of the infectious disease centre which attracted more attention. Nobody said they should deposit before they commence treatment.

“It was after his death, and they said no problem, that the CBN was going to foot the bill. So, we are suprised that all these things started coming up.

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“Before his death, he was even talking to them. At a point when they were trying to improve the oxygen saturation, according to what I gathered, all their efforts connecting the cylinder was going down. They tried all they could but it was going down and that was when the man passed away.

“The doctors said at the point he was requesting for ventilator, if they do that, it would even fast- track his death, they are practitioners.

“That was what happened because I went there and interviewed the doctor as a public relations officer and he briefed me on all that happened.”


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Anti-open Grazing Laws In Southern States Unrealistic – El-Rufai



Anti-open Grazing Laws In Southern States Unrealistic - El-Rufai

Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai on Tuesday described the anti-grazing laws being signed by some of his colleagues as unrealistic.

According to him, while ranching is the ideal solution to the problem, it cannot be done overnight.

El-Rufai also said Kaduna State would require at least N114 billion to put together 14 ranches to fully settle herders and their families.

The governor said this while speaking to newsmen during a visit to the National Secretariat of the All progressives Congress, in Abuja.
He said : “The northern state governors’ forum has already taken a position that open grazing is not a sustainable way of livestock production. And we must move towards ranching.

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“But moving towards ranching cannot be done overnight. We have to have a plan; we have to have resources and we have to implement it sensibly. It is not a matter of populist legislation or saying tomorrow this or that. It is not a solution. We have taken a position as northern state governors and we are implementing that.

“And in my state, for instance, we are developing a huge ranch to centralize the herders. And that is the solution, a long time. But can it be done overnight? No.”

“This project we are doing will cost us about 10 billion naira. The CBN is supporting us with about 7.5 billion. And it will take about two years to do.

“We will be settling Fulani herd families. And I hope that they will see that there are alternative ways of producing livestock instead of running up and down with cattle going to people’s farms to cause all kinds of problems. We want to solve the problem.

“It is unhelpful to politicize the situation and pass legislation that you know that you cannot implement. So, we have taken a position and we are working round the clock to implement that position.

“These herders emanate from the north and we are going to centralize them. We cannot do it overnight. We need billions of naira. This is just one ranch that is causing 10 billion. I have 14 grazing reserves in Kaduna state and I would like to convince them into ranching. Do I have 14 times 10 billion naira? I don’t have.

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“If the federal government will give me a hundred and fourteen billion, I will convert the other thirteen into ranches and make sure that nobody comes out with a cow or sheep in Kaduna state because I will have enough ranches to take care of everybody. That is the solution. You can legislate but let us wait and see. And I wish them the best of luck.”


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Sunny Ade’s Wife Dies



Sunny Ade's Wife Dies

Risikat Ajoke Adegeye, a wife of Juju maestro, King Sunny Ade, is dead. She was a former member of the Lagos State House of Assembly.

A media aide to the son of the deceased , Daniel Fayemi, and sources in the Lagos State House of Assembly confirmed Adegeye’s demise.

Fayemi said : “The philanthropic politician passed on in the early hours of Tuesday. Her remains have since been deposited at the TOS funeral homes, Lagos.

“She is survived by her grieving husband and son, Mr. George Folarin. Funeral arrangements would be communicated accordingly.”

Her son, Folarin, also confirmed the death on behalf of the family in a statement on Tuesday.

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He said the ex-lawmaker died after a brief illness.

The statement read in part: “We wish to formally inform friends, well-wishers, political associates, and the general public that Hon Risikat Ajoke Adegeye passed on after a brief illness during the early hours of Tuesday, 21st September 2021.

“Hon Risikat Ajoke Adegeye was a Honourable Member in the 6th Assembly of the Lagos State House of Assembly.

“She will be greatly missed not only by her immediate family but also by her political associates and followers. Further information in respect to her burial ceremony will be announced later after extensive consultations with the family.

“Thank you as we pray that she continues to rest peacefully and eternally with the Almighty God.”


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