January 28, 2010 at 12:51 am (Government, Leadership, Nation, Nigeria, People, Yaradua)

“Woe to that land whose King is a Babe” The present set of Leaders in Nigeria’s politics has given me the mission to define Leadership.
Leadership is the ability to guide, lead, direct or instruct people in the right way that they should go, takng into considetion what is best for the people.
In this case I will need you to play the Judge on whether Our Leaaders are doing that which is best for us (Nigerians) or following after there selfish desires.
What is your say on this present issues…
Below is an extract from Punch Nigeria.
Cabinet declares Yar’Adua fit to continue in office
By Agency Reporter, Published: Wednesday, 27 Jan 2010


The Executive Council of the Federation today said that President Umaru Yar’Adua is not incapable of discharging his office.

But the Senate has directed Yar’Adua to transmit a letter to the National Assembly that he had proceeded on vacation.

The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Dan Abutu, on Friday gave the council 14 days to pass a resolution to determine the state of health of ailing President Umaru Yar‘Adua in line with Section 144 of the 1999 Constitution.

The President has been receiving treatment for a heart condition in a Saudi hospital for over 60 days.

Rising from a meeting today, however, the Executive Council, through the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mr. Michael Aondoakaa, said that Yar’Adua was fit to continue in office, insisting that a medical treatment outside the country did not constitute incapacity.

The Senate during its session today directed the President to forward a letter to the National Assembly that he had proceeded on vacation in line with the Section 144 of the Constitution.

At this junction there seem to be more Questions than Answers, However I will keep you updated has events unfold.

Keep Nigeria in your Prayers, God Bless Nigeria, God Bless You.
Abraham Omotayo


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January 14, 2010 at 10:36 am (Inspiration, Thought, Family, Motivation)

To every Rule there is always an exception; the only problem is that unlike every other person that is bound by the rules.
Nigeria happens to be an exception.

Every Nation has a ruler, a Lord, a King, a President, a Prime Minister; there is at least someone in charge. Wait a minute….

Who is in control of the affairs of Nigeria is it Vice President Goodluck Jonathan or The President Umaru Musa Yar’ Adua (Dead or Alive).

Actually, if the truth must be said Nigeria lacks Leadership at this present time, because the seat of the number 1 man in the nation is vacant.

Worse of all is not the fact that the seat is vacant but that the person occupying the seat has refuse to relinquish power whether dead or alive (nobody knows, at least no one is talking).
Nobody knows for sure whether Yar Adua is dead, however there is a major truth in all of this occurrence and that is that Nigeria lacks truthful and credible leaders in power.

To say that Nigeria does not have truthful and credible leaders would be a fallacy of hasty generalization, however those occupying our political posts, those who you and I see every day in position of political authority, have made us to give up on ourselves and even on the Nation at large.

A practical example of such is the recent headline that was on the web.

The headlines of Allafricanews.com read, below is an extract from the site….

“Monday, January 11, 2010
at 2:29 PM •

By Hodderway Books
January 11, 2010

Nigerian President, His Excellency Umaru Yaradua is dead according to authoritative sources at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre.

He died on the 10th of December at 3.30pm at an Intensive Care Unit at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center in Jeddah Saudi-Arabia. Sources at the Hospital say that the First lady wants to keep the news secret for the next few days for personal reasons.

At the time of his death he was surrounded by his wife, Turai and a childhood friend, Nigerian Member of Parliament,

The president left Nigeria fifty days ago after complaining of Chest pains. Sources at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center in Jeddah say that the president suffered among many other things, kidney failure, stroke and massive brain damage.

The President has been bedridden ever since. Nigerian officials had previously lied to the country that the president’s health was getting better while his situation got worse. The president was conspicuously silent regarding the Christmas day bombing in which a 23-year-old Nigerian, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab tried to detonate a bomb on an aircraft that carried nearly 300 people.”

Allafricanews.com culled this news from americanchronicles.com, a couple hours before I visited allafricanews.com, I had visited americanchronicles.com following a link provided by Deolu Akinyemi.

Two hours after I checked AllAfricannews, I went back to the Chronicles only to discover that the news was no longer there.

Fellow Nigerian’s I have this question to ask you all:
Where is Yar ‘Adua?
Who is deceiving who? Join me as we continue the search and unleash the mystery behind the Presidents where about I will keep you posted.

Abraham Omotayo

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January 9, 2010 at 8:28 pm (Inspiration, Thought, Family, Motivation)

Mind is the seat of thought and memory, the mind has the capability to think, Understand and reason.
We each have a conscious and unconscious Mind. Even with hypnosis, you can’t really have two way communications with the unconscious mind in any effective and reliable fashion; however you can communicate with the Conscious Mind.
It is worthy of Note that the Conscious Mind and Unconscious mind appear to have significantly different personality characteristics, attitude, and motivation. I would have expected that since the Conscious and Unconscious are both in the Mind there would be little or no differences, the opposite is the case

The Unconscious mind makes rapid- fire choices. It also tends to stereotype and categorize people right down to whether someone you meet is like a person you once knew. It immediately analysis and detects an information, it does not really take a deep thought process.
The Unconscious Mind deals with now. The Conscious mind deals with the future. The unconscious mind is rigid, while the Conscious mind is flexible. The Unconscious mind is sensitive to negative information, it tends to be pessimistic. The conscious? Positive. The unconscious is a pattern detector ( It tends to treat new situations that have similar experience as other in similar patterns). The Conscious Mind is an after the fact checker. The Unconscious mind is multisystem. The conscious mind is a single system.
Conscious Mind Unconscious Mind
Future Now
Sensitive to positive Sensitive to negative
Information Information
After the fact Checker Pattern Checker
Single System                  Multisystem

The Unconscious is scared of risk, to stretch our boundaries is often something that seems risky to the unconscious self, and therefore the very idea of the change can literally feel bad. The Unconscious is scared to take risk and therefore is rigid to Change. That gut instinct is wrong but that is what the survival mechanism in the brain sends to the body. Fear. Anxiety. Maybe even panic.
It is therefore critical to evaluate the emotions of the moment or the day and discover if there is a legitimate, rational signal that your brain is relaying to you. Or is the brain simply telling you it is afraid, and the fear is False Evidence Appearing Real (FEAR)?


If you decide (consciously) that the mind and body are feeling afraid without good cause for the situation at hand, realize that it will take some significant amount of time to overcome the fear of the situation. It certainly won’t go away in a minute, an hour, or a day.
Typically it is necessary to wire in a completely new set of responses to the current situation and fight through fear and negative emotions every day until new levels of comfort can be achieved.
One of the great problems of trying to know yourself is that you really can’t completely know yourself. Study after study shows that complete strangers are almost as good at predicting our behavior as we are ourselves. We think we know ourselves but we really don’t know ourselves as well as we would like to. Because of the way the brain works, though, if we don’t like what we see ourselves doing and thinking, we can change. It is a slow process and often difficult, but once change becomes the status quo, it becomes rigid. So select well.

For you to change, you must take a Conscious effort in your Mind to change. Change is an action to make something or someone different, you have to make a choice in your mind to change for you to change for the better. The Conscious Mind would definitely help you in the afore mentioned because you tend to look at the future in a positive mode, and you make deliberate effort to cause the change that you desire, However you need the Unconscious Mind to remind you of Now and make your change come to reality..

I know that after reading this blog post you would make a Conscious effort to change for the better on Issues that might require you to change.

see you in the next post…

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Goal Setting

January 9, 2010 at 8:22 pm (Uncategorized)

In a perfect world, every mission has well−defined objectives, clear−cut guidelines to operate and exact metrics to measure success. In reality, people charge forward without having all their ducks in a row. It’s human nature. If it happens on the battlefield, it results in casualties and long−drawn−out campaigns. In the business world, it results in far−reaching concepts that never should have gotten off the ground, poor product launches, inaccurate budgeting, and business ventures that should never have been financed. The greatest enthusiasm in the world won’t make up for a business plan that doesn’t work.

So, what’s the point of having a goal, and not setting out steps on how to achieve your goals. The subject of Goal Setting seems to have been over emphasized a lot of times, by different people, in different places, and in different situation. The ultimate truth is that no matter how much we talk about this subject we can never over talk about it.

Do you think that you spend too much time on planning? Actually you need to spend some more. Do you feel that you worry too much about details? Yes it’s important that you know what you are doing and why you are doing what you doing.

If you set out on a course that you want to achieve you have to be convinced and make out plans on how you want to go about achieving it, because when the going gets tough, the tough gets going.

Success in your career, business, relationship, spiritual life does not require everything to go right at all times, so what does it require? It simply requires you to plan ahead for the times when things go wrong and how you intend to return to winning ways. The test of a true champion is that a true Champion can bounce back from failure no matter how bad it seems.

I cannot say this year that you will not face challenges; I cannot also say that your plans would be executed 100%, but I can guarantee you that if you set out to achieve goals that are feasible, achievable, realistic, and measurable and with a time limit, you definitely will achieve your ultimate goal(s).

So, what’s the gist…?

  • Choose a path and take your chances

Set out with a specific goal that you want to achieve this year, write it out, no wonder even the Holy Scripture says that “write the vision and make it plain that He might run that readeth it”

In as much as you know your plans for the year in your head endeavor to put it down in writing,

Nothing becomes dynamic until it is SPECIFIC.

Don’t chase the wind this New Year, my previous experience in year 2009, as taught me that you can actually set out to achieve goals that are not Realistic. I entered 2009 with a lot of optimism; on January 1st I decided that my goal for the year would be to have a net income of #1,000,000 (1 million Naira) at the end of the year. Did I achieve this goal? The answer is obvious to all and sundry, I didn’t make one tenth of the proposed amount.

I could not achieve this goal, simply because I did not have a plan to help me achieve the goal, secondly the goal was not realistic at the time because I had no business in mind to help me achieve this goal.

So what’s my goal for 2010? Actually, it’s the same as 2009, the only difference is that unlike the goal that I set in the previous year, I have decided to create mechanism, plans and events that would help me accomplish my goal.

I therefore implore everyone (including myself) in this New Year, that we should endeavor to CHOOSE A PATH and TAKE OUR CHANCES as they come.

Opportunities would come this year that would definitely boost you up in your arrears of specialization, However if you are not prepared, you might not see the opportunity talk more of ceasing it when it comes.

The goals that we have chosen to accomplish this year can be achieved by proper planning and goal setting.

As we plan and make attempt to accomplish the goals that we have set, we can only go far in accomplishing this goal if our thought pattern corresponds with that which we intend to achieve.

I will like to welcome everyone specially into this new year, and appreciate you all for keeping faith in this blog.

Join me in the next blog post as we talk EXTENSIVELY ON THIS.

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