Monthly Archives: January 2012

AN EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF THE SALARY OF MAJOR POLITICAL OFFICE HOLDERS.

PLEASE share after reading

1).
President Barack
Obama (USA)- $400,000.002.

2) Prime
Minister Davaid Cameron (UK) –
$222,000.003.

3)President Nicolas
Sarkozy
(France) – $302,000.004.

4)Chancellor
Angela Merkel (Germany) –
$296,000.005.

5)President Hu Jintao (China)-
$11,000.00.

Now Compare the above with the
yearly
salaries of Nigerian. Federal
Lawmakers

1) Senator (Nigeria) – $
1,100,000.00 (x
109)

2) Member, House of
Representative
(Nigeria) – $834,402.00 (x360).

A
SNEAK
PREVIEW OF OUR PRESIDENT AND
VP’s
PROPOSED EXPENDITURE FOR 2012:

* If u buy
40 newspapers/day for 366 days
@ N350,
u’ll spend N5.12m..
Our VP’s
Newspapers
budget in 2012 is N45.08m!

**Jonathan’s feeding allowance is
N1 billion
naira for this year… At an
exchange rate
of N159 to $1, N1b equals
$6.3million
dollars this equates to about
$17,231 that
is N2,739726 per day on food
President.
Obama will not spend this!!!

**At
N70,000 a
month the money spent on
feeding by the
President will pay the salaries of
1200
Nigerians for a year!!!

**The
Federal
Government earmarked a curious
N16.64million as rent payable on
the
official residence of Vice
President Namadi
Sambo, although the president
and his
deputy are not known to pay
rents for
their official residences.The
presidency
would spend another
N230.133million on
the acquisition, upgrading and
furnishing
of the VP’s official guest
house.

**Over
N1.06billion comprising
N500million for
the construction and furnishing
of the
extension of the same VP lounge,
and
another N560million for the
construction
of official quarters for the VP’s
director of
protocols.N116.733million is
provided for
the installation of universal
power system
(UPS) facilities at the VP’s
residence, while
about N108million is to be spent
on
communication equipments at
the VP’s
guest house and the presidential
villa.Other expenses include
N20.80million for
plant/generator fuel cost, and
N10.40million for maintenance of
plants/
generators, as against
N54.33million and
N15.216million respectively by
the
president.Also, the Presidency is
to spend
about N203.88million for the
construction/provision of
electricity at the
villa this year, in addition to
about
N85.21million electricity charges
and
another
N168.72million provided in the
budget for
fuel and general lubricants.
Honorarium
and sitting allowance,
N173.75million;
publicity and advertisements,
N77.56million; medical expenses,
N84.3million; postages and
courier
services, N14.06million as well as
welfare
packages, N285.14million.The
provision for
general utilities include
N56.48million for
telephone charges; N42.94million
for
water rates and N80.8million for
leased
communication lines(s) Who is
deceiving
who?
What are these people
contributing
to the growth and development
of the
Nigerian economy to deserve
such hefty
salaries?
Just this week, there
was massive
pay cut (up to 52%) for
politicians in
Singapore. On which planet is
Nigeria?
One
of the very few underdeveloped
countries
that can afford such blatant
waste of our
very limited resources… Enough
is Enough
of this LOOTING OF OUR
TREASURY.
Nigeria is ranked as one of the
countries
whose citizens have a high
tolerance level
but this oppression has gone on
for too
long. Its time to stand up for our
rights!!!!!
#OCCUPY NIGERIA!!!

Odu Oluwafemi Daniel

PLEASE READ THIS….

Hello y’all, whether or not you are in a relationship, kindly read this post…I came Across it on a friend’s Facebook page, but I’m sharing it because I know it can and will save marriages and relationships…

“When I got home that night as my wife served dinner, I held her hand and said, I’ve got something to tell you. She sat down and ate quietly. Again I observed the hurt in her eyes.

Suddenly I didn’t know how to open my mouth. But I had to let her know what I was thinking. I want a divorce. I raised the topic calmly. She didn’t seem to be annoyed by my words, instead she asked me softly, why?

I avoided her question. This made her angry. She threw away the chopsticks and shouted at me, you are not a man! That night, we didn’t talk to each other. She was weeping. I knew she wanted to find out what had happened to our marriage. But I could hardly give her a satisfactory answer; she had lost my heart to Jane. I didn’t love her anymore. I just pitied her!

With a deep sense of guilt, I drafted a divorce agreement which stated that she could own our house, our car, and 30% stake of my company. She glanced at it and then tore it into pieces. The woman who had spent ten years of her life with me had become a stranger. I felt sorry for her wasted time, resources and energy but I could not take back what I had said for I loved Jane so dearly. Finally she cried loudly in front of me, which was what I had expected to see. To me her cry was actually a kind of release. The idea of divorce which had obsessed me for several weeks seemed to be firmer and clearer now.

The next day, I came back home very late and found her writing something at the table. I didn’t have supper but went straight to sleep and fell asleep very fast because I was tired after an eventful day with Jane. When I woke up, she was still there at the table writing. I just did not care so I turned over and was asleep again.

In the morning she presented her divorce conditions: she didn’t want anything from me, but needed a month’s notice before the divorce. She requested that in that one month we both struggle to live as normal a life as possible. Her reasons were simple: our son had his exams in a month’s time and she didn’t want to disrupt him with our broken marriage.

This was agreeable to me. But she had something more, she asked me to recall how I had carried her into out bridal room on our wedding day. She requested that every day for the month’s duration I carry her out of our bedroom to the front door ever morning. I thought she was going crazy. Just to make our last days together bearable I accepted her odd request.

I told Jane about my wife’s divorce conditions. . She laughed loudly and thought it was absurd. No matter what tricks she applies, she has to face the divorce, she said scornfully.

My wife and I hadn’t had any body contact since my divorce intention was explicitly expressed. So when I carried her out on the first day, we both appeared clumsy. Our son clapped behind us, daddy is holding mommy in his arms. His words brought me a sense of pain. From the bedroom to the sitting room, then to the door, I walked over ten meters with her in my arms. She closed her eyes and said softly; don’t tell our son about the divorce. I nodded, feeling somewhat upset. I put her down outside the door. She went to wait for the bus to work. I drove alone to the office.

On the second day, both of us acted much more easily. She leaned on my chest. I could smell the fragrance of her blouse. I realized that I hadn’t looked at this woman carefully for a long time. I realized she was not young any more. There were fine wrinkles on her face, her hair was graying! Our marriage had taken its toll on her. For a minute I wondered what I had done to her.

On the fourth day, when I lifted her up, I felt a sense of intimacy returning. This was the woman who had given ten years of her life to me. On the fifth and sixth day, I realized that our sense of intimacy was growing again. I didn’t tell Jane about this. It became easier to carry her as the month slipped by. Perhaps the everyday workout made me stronger.

She was choosing what to wear one morning. She tried on quite a few dresses but could not find a suitable one. Then she sighed, all my dresses have grown bigger. I suddenly realized that she had grown so thin, that was the reason why I could carry her more easily.

Suddenly it hit me… she had buried so much pain and bitterness in her heart. Subconsciously I reached out and touched her head.

Our son came in at the moment and said, Dad, it’s time to carry mom out. To him, seeing his father carrying his mother out had become an essential part of his life. My wife gestured to our son to come closer and hugged him tightly. I turned my face away because I was afraid I might change my mind at this last minute. I then held her in my arms, walking from the bedroom, through the sitting room, to the hallway. Her hand surrounded my neck softly and naturally. I held her body tightly; it was just like our wedding day.

But her much lighter weight made me sad. On the last day, when I held her in my arms I could hardly move a step. Our son had gone to school. I held her tightly and said, I hadn’t noticed that our life lacked intimacy. I drove to office…. jumped out of the car swiftly without locking the door. I was afraid any delay would make me change my mind…I walked upstairs. Jane opened the door and I said to her, Sorry, Jane, I do not want the divorce anymore.

She looked at me, astonished, and then touched my forehead. Do you have a fever? She said. I moved her hand off my head. Sorry, Jane, I said, I won’t divorce. My marriage life was boring probably because she and I didn’t value the details of our lives, not because we didn’t love each other anymore. Now I realize that since I carried her into my home on our wedding day I am supposed to hold her until death do us apart. Jane seemed to suddenly wake up. She gave me a loud slap and then slammed the door and burst into tears. I walked downstairs and drove away. At the floral shop on the way, I ordered a bouquet of flowers for my wife. The sales girl asked me what to write on the card. I smiled and wrote, I’ll carry you out every morning until death do us apart.

That evening I arrived home, flowers in my hands, a smile on my face, I run up stairs, only to find my wife in the bed – dead. My wife had been fighting CANCER for months and I was so busy with Jane to even notice. She knew that she would die soon and she wanted to save me from the whatever negative reaction from our son, in case we push through with the divorce.— At least, in the eyes of our son—- I’m a loving husband….

The small details of your lives are what really matter in a relationship. It is not the mansion, the car, property, the money in the bank. These create an environment conducive for happiness but cannot give happiness in themselves. So find time to be your spouse’s friend and do those little things for each other that build intimacy. Do have a real happy marriage!

If you don’t share this, nothing will happen to you.

If you do, you just might save a marriage. Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”

Odu Oluwafemi Daniel

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM….I Love You

M is for the many times
you’ve stood their by
my side

O is for the only one
who has seen the tears
I’ve cried

T is for the thanks I
give to the one I hold so
dear

H is for the heart of
gold that drives away
my fear

E is for the eternal love
from such a grateful
son

R is for the rose Jesus
gave me for a mom

These letters are the
reason my life is free
from strife
For mother you are
everything my heart my
soul my life.

God gave a gift to the
world when you were
born—
a person who loves,
who cares,
who sees a person’s
need and fills it,
who encourages and
lifts people up,
who spends energy on
others
rather than herself,
someone who touches
each life she enters,
and makes a difference
in the world,
because ripples of
kindness flow outward
as each person you
have touched, touches
others.
Your birthday deserves
to be a national holiday,
because you are a
special treasure
for all that you’ve done.
May the love you have
shown to others
return to you, multiplied.
I wish you the happiest
of birthdays,
and many, many more,
so that others have
time to appreciate you
as much as I do.

Odu Oluwafemi Daniel

USEFUL THINGS YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH IN JUST 15 MINUTES..DONT WASTE YOUR TIME.

Life is made up of
nothing more than a
series of moments. If
you can find some way
to pull 15 extra minutes
out of a hat, you’d
better at least use
them wisely. Where will
you find these
moments, and when
you find them, how will
you use them?
Just 15 extra minutes a
day will convert into a
powerful 91 hours a
year. That’s a massive
chunk of time that you
can use to acquire new
skills and get things
done. The benefit is
seen when we create a
daily habit and commit
those 15 minutes to
something worthwhile.
You can wake up 15
minutes earlier, steal 15
minutes from lunch,
after work, or right
before bed — the
choice is yours.
Once you’ve figured out
which sleeve those 15
minutes are hiding
under, you’re ready to
pick your target. You
can mix-and-match
from the list below, or
choose a specific item
to focus on over
weeks, months, or
even a year. The key is
your commitment to
cultivate a habit, from
which your life will
improve.
20 Useful Things
You Can
Accomplish In 15
Minutes

1. STRETCH. If you
stretch for 15 minutes
every day you will
become very flexible. It
will be easier for you to
move around, exercise,
and it will facilitate the
flow of blood
throughout your body.
This extra flow will
improve your overall
health and improve your
mental focus.

2. READ. Pick a time
when you can read,
without interruptions,
for a solid 15 minutes
each day. You’ll find that
you’re able to get
through certain books in
a week or two, and
you’re increasing your
knowledge and mental
capacity with minimal
effort. You may
discover a new passion,
or master a subject
over the course of a
year through this small
time commitment.

3. RUN. Do a series of
short sprints with
intervals between
running and resting.
This is the best way to
build up speed and
increase your body’s
capacity to utilize
oxygen. At the same
time you will be
powering up your body
with higher energy
levels throughout the
rest of your day.

4. CALISTHENICS. This
form of exercising
involves sit-ups, push-
ups, trunk twists,
squats, chin-ups, etc.,
which basically means
using your own body
weight as resistance.
It’s very effective to
build muscle tone and
get your exercise on,
and it hardly requires
any equipment (other
than perhaps a chin-up
bar).

5. SLEEP. I just told youto find 15 minutes, and
now I’m recommending
that you sleep them
away? This one is more
useful during the middle
of the day. If you have
a set schedule, and you
can conveniently fit a 15
minute nap, you can
catch a second wind
that will leave you
feeling energized for
the second half of your
day.

6. COOK. This might not
be enough time to
make an extensive
meal, but it is sufficient
enough to put
something together.
Make yourself a
sandwich, or get some
leftovers together, so
that you don’t have to
eat out for lunch. You’ll
save a lot of money
using this method.

7. WRITE. Depending on
your writing skill, you
may be able to take a
nice chunk out of
writing a 50,000 word
novel (it’s less than you
think), over the span of
a couple of years, if you
use your 15 minutes a
day wisely. If it takes
you longer, so be it, but
eventually you will have
the finished product in
your hand. This won’t
happen unless you sit
down and write.

8. TALK (aka Listen).
You can use your newly
found time to build solid
relationships with
several people, or an
even closer one with
one special person. You
can both look forward
to these 15 minutes,
whether in person or
over the phone, and
share your goals,
dreams, and
accomplishments with
each other. If 15
minutes is too little
time for you to talk
then just listen to them
for 15 minutes and
they’ll love you for it.

9. DRAW. While 15
minutes a day, over the
course of a year, may
not be enough time to
build a professional
collection, it’s still
mighty useful. You can
use these 15 minutes
to create several nice
drawings, but more
importantly it will
sharpen your skill and
give you a creative
outlet.

10. BLOG. I’ll admit that
it takes me longer than
15 minutes to write a
blog post, but you can
take the short and
sweet approach
yourself. In 15 minutes
you can craft and
publish some witty
commentary or useful
information about a
breaking topic that your
readers would truly
appreciate.

11. JOURNAL. One of the
best gifts you can give
yourself is the ability to
reflect upon your life.
You can do this by
keeping a journal of the
biggest highlights within
your life. Taking just 15
minutes a day to write
down how you feel,
what you learned, and
what you want out of
life will help you track
where you’ve been and
where you want to go.

12. VISIT NATURE. Bask
in the beauty and
serenity that nature
has selflessly provided
us with. Go to a forest,
park, or simply sit under
a tree, and do nothing,
read a book, or chat
with a friend. While out
walking I saw a kid
sitting under a tree
with his laptop; while
not the most effective
use of nature, it still
beats doing the required
homework inside the
house on a beautiful
day.

13. MEDITATE. The
research is in, and
there’s no doubt that
stress is a killer. I’ve
learned extensively in
my Masters program
about the physiological
damage that stress
causes within us.
Meditation is one of the
very best ways to
relieve stress, and it
has many other
benefits as well. Do
yourself a favor and try
this on.

14. ORGANIZE. In 15
minute bursts there is a
lot you can do to
organize your life. You
can clean a table top,
the desktop on your
computer, your
bookshelf, organize
your clothes, vacuum
your house, bathroom,
kitchen, etc. Just know
that your 15 minutes
are dedicated to some
form of cleaning, and
you’ll notice that your
environment and
eventually your mind
will be that much more
clutter free.

15. PLAN. Spend 15
minutes planning out
your day, or week. By
spending time planning
every single day you’ll
end up saving hours by
remembering the right
supplies, making special
arrangements, and
cutting out unnecessary
steps. Planning makes a
difference.

16. NETWORK. Whether
it’s for your job, or
some kind of
recreational endeavor,
you can use your 15
minutes to network
and make friends. You
can do this by using
twitter, or creating a
template e-mail and
searching out new
people to contact with
it. Even if you contact 5
people a day, that’s
1825 potential contacts
over the year. That’s
just the point, it adds
up.

17. RESEARCH. With
Google at your
fingertips you can find
out some very useful
information about your
health, hobby, career, or
some way to improve
your life. You can even
buy access into
scientific journals and
do some significant
medical research in your
spare time.

18. PLAY CATCH. You
won’t find too many
activities easier than
tossing the ball around
between two people.
It’s great exercise, it’s
relaxing yet invigorating,
and a great opportunity
to talk and bond.

19. EAT SLOWLY. Do not
treat eating as one of
life’s little
inconveniences. Instead,
eat slowly and enjoy
each bite as if it were
your last, and if it were,
know that you got the
most out of it by using
an extra 15 minutes to
extract pleasure from
each morsel of food.

20. SELF-IMPROVEMENT . Take
15 minutes a day to
read some articles by
your favorite writers
who compress massive
amounts of information
into practical, easy to
read, and very
informative articles.

Odu Oluwafemi Daniel