Sunday, 20 November 2016

Overthrown


Hey novel readers! Do you know you can read my first published ebook 'Overthrown' ?
Here are some links to follow to get it in soft copy:

1. smashwords.com: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/691394

2. amazon.com : https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01MYB0HLJ

3. wattpad.com : https://www.wattpad.com/story/57565760-overthrown-projectnigeriauc2017

4. myebookhub.com : http://myebookhub.com/downloads/overthrown/

5. "Overthrown" on okadabooks.com : http://www.okadabooks.com/book/about/overthrown/13021

 Simply go to www.smashwords.com and search for 'Overthrown'. It would come up. Click on it to buy and get it in any format you want: pdf, epub, pdb, etc

The good news is that it is also available on other websites for purchase like: 'Barnes and Noble', 'Kobo', 'Scribd', 'Hive.co.uk', 'Baker & Taylor' and many other eBook platforms. To search for it on these websites, type 'Overthrown by Mimie'.

If you are Nigerian, you could purchase it at www.okadabooks.com. To search for it on the website, simply type 'Overthrown' and it would come up. Preferably, you could email me at florah340@gmail.com to order. Then I would send you the Pdf or Word format.

Please feel free to comment on the book here or by email. I would love to get a feedback from you. :)

Thanks!

Friday, 11 November 2016

Students in networking business

STUDENTS IN NETWORKING BUSINESS

"The most important piece of advice I would give to a student in college is don't start looking for a job your last semester or after you graduate. Job hunting begins with networking, interning, having a part-time job in a field of interest prior to graduation," Randy Harrison.

  It's no news students can generate income through the internet while in school. Internet businesses are less stressful, less distracting and reduces job hunting.

Internet businesses include:

1. Selling used products on classified ads like OLX, JIJI.

2. Get paid for online tutoring jobs on sites like tutor.com, tutorcare.com.

3. Get paid for writing articles on sites like iwriter.com, writerlance.com.

4. Create an online store where you sell personal creations or services.

5. You could sell last semester books on sites like eBay, Amazon, Cash4Books.com.

6. Register on YouTube, post videos and get paid as viewers watch them.

7. Write books for EBook and sell them.

8. Register in sites like stockxpert.com, photoshelter.com, upload pictures and get paid as people download them.

Look for sites where you can make honest money. Don't wait until the last minute!
Start small.

Job 8:7: "Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase."

20 quotes on why you should never give up

20 quotes on why you should never give up

1. 'When you feel like quitting, think about why you started' - Judith .A. Khan

2.'Don't be so hard on yourself, you are a work in progress.' - Judith .A. Khan

3. 'If you feel like giving up, just look back on how far you are already.' - Anonymous.

4.'Never give up on something you really want. It's difficult to wait but worse to regret.' - Unknown

5. 'Never give up. Great things take time.' - Unknown.

6. 'I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.' - Thomas Edison

7. 'It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up.' - Vince Lambordi

8. ' Never give up. The beginning is always the hardest.' - Anonymous.

9. ' Your dreams are your life's purpose. Never give up'.- an adage.

10. 'Never give up on your dream just because of the time it would take to accomplish it. Time would pass anyway.' - Earl Nightengale

11. 'Throw me to the wolves and I will return leading the pack.' - Unknown.

12. 'You get out of life what you put into it. You have to keep on practicing, keep on rehearsing and believe. Never give up believing in your dreams.' - Not known.

13. 'Don't be discouraged. It's often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.' - unknown speaker

14. 'Don't cry about the past, it's gone. Don't stress about the future, it has not arrived. Live in the present and make it beautiful.' - Someone.

15. 'God has a purpose for your pain, a reason for your struggle and a gift for your faithfulness.' - Unknown speaker

16. 'No one makes a lock without a key, that is why God won't give you problems without solutions.'- Somebody said this

17. ' Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life a champion.' - Mohammed Ali

18. 'A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity. An optimist sees the oppurtuniy in every difficulty.' - Wiston Churchill

19. 'Never give up. Go over, go under, go around or go through but never give up.' - Anonymous.

20.'It's hard to wait for something that might not happen but it's harder to give up when you know it is everything you ever wanted.' - Unknown.

Is God taking a nap?

IS HE TAKING A NAP?

       Is God aware of what I am going through? Does He care? Did I do something so wrong that made Him turn His back on me and not take me as His child anymore? Maybe He's just taking a nap?
        How often do typical questions come to our minds especially when we are passing through crises or when watching a loved one suffer. During such times, everything seems to be against us and we begin to lose hope. We may wonder if serving God is worth it. After all,we have prayed, fasted, obeyed Him and yet it seems to no avail.
         Whether we going through such hard times, have gone through such or have never been there, God has given us His word to help us overcome and strengthen our faith in Him. Here are a few faith-building verses:

1. Numbers 23:19 : God is not a man,that He should lie, neither the son of man, that He should repent: hath He said, and shall He not do it? or hath He spoken, and shall He not make it good?
     The word of God- the Bible- is one of the many ways God speaks to us, therefore we should read and believe. READ ALSO: Isaiah 55:11.

2. ROMANS 8:35 : Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril or sword?
        We should never forget that God loves us no matter our imperfections, sins or trials we face. READ ALSO : Romans 8:31-39, John 3:16.

3. ISAIAH 43:2 : When thee passesst through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shall not be burned, neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.
           God is with us no matter what we go through and wherever we are. READ ALSO: Isaiah 43:1-6, Isaiah 41:9-10, Proverbs 3:25-26.

4. 1 PETER 3:12 : For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and His ears are open to their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.
           We should always bear in mind that God cares about us. READ ALSO :Luke 12:6-7, 1 Peter 5:7, Isaiah 41:17, Isaiah 59:1.

5. MATTHEW 7:11: If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask Him?
           We ought to keep on praying in faith, without doubt and without giving up. READ ALSO: Romans 8:32, Luke18:1-8, James 1:6-7, Matthew 7:7-11, Matthew 21:22.

6. 1 CORINTHIANS 10:13 : There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able: but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
     God knows our capacities and will not let us go through a trial beyond our capacities. We are not the first people in that kind of situation and our going through it means we have the potentials to not only overcome but to discover ourselves more and emerge as better people. READ ALSO: 2 Peter 2:9, 2 Corinthians 12:19, Luke 6:40, Hebrews 5:8, Hebrews 12:6-11, James 1:2-4.

7. ISAIAH 55:8: For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, saith the Lord.
           We may not understand why certain things happen like losing a loved one for instance, but we must depend on Him because He knows best and the reason why He allowed it. READ ALSO: Romans 8:28, Matthew 6: 30-34, 1 Corinthians 2:16.

8. JAMES 4:3: Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.
      Sometimes, we do not get answers to our prayers not because God does not hear us but we ask for the wrong things. We should keep in check that what we are asking is in line with God's word. At times, God has better things for us so He does not give us what we ask at that time. READ ALSO : Ephesians 4:20, Matthew 6:33.

9. ISAIAH 43:18: Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.
               We have made mistakes in the past and we did not always get the answer we wanted from God but those should never be reasons to get discouraged from asking God for something or to see ourselves as unworthy of asking God anything. READ ALSO: Philippians 3:13-14, Isaiah 43:19, 2 Corinthians 5:17.

10. 1 CORINTHIANS 15:57: But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
           The Bible assures us that if we persevere till the end, God would bring us out of the 'pit' and reward us and if not here on earth but in heaven also. READ ALSO: James 1:12-13, John 5:4-5, 1 Corinthians 15:58, 1 Corinthians 2:9.

         We are not the first through tough times; Ecclesiastes 1:9 puts it this way:History merely repeats itself. It has all be done before. Nothing under the sun is new (New Living Translation). Biblical characters like Job, David, Daniel, Paul and even our Lord Jesus as wall as renowned pastors like Pastor Enoch Adeboye, Pastor Oyedepo also had their fair share of trials. Dr Chris Kwavpovwe -the founder and writer of 'Our Daily Manna' devotional- attempted suicide out of depression but God saved him and today, this devotional book blesses people and heals the depressed. Pastor David Ibiyeomie at a point could only give 50 naira as offering(it was his biggest and all he had at that time) and sipped garri day in and day out but he continued serving God and kept believing. Today he is a well-known pastor of prosperity and is worth more than billions of naira.
     What we pass through is not meant to break us but to build us, neither is it meant to ruin us but to refine us. So we should keep us believing and looking up to God, think positively, dream big, take bold steps, rise after each fall(Proverbs 24:16) and in due season we would receive our rewards. A Chinese proverbs goes: 'Just as diamond cannot be polished without friction, man cannot be perfected without trials.'

Famous failures

Famous Failures.
     The people I'm going to mention here are all people who failed at different points of their lives.
Hope that after reading this, you won't give up on your dreams.

1. Henry Ford : Ford's first two automobiles failed.
That did not stop him from incorporating Ford Motor Company. He not only revolutionized the industrial production in US and Europe but also had such influence over the 20th century economy and society. He became one of the three most famous and richest men in the world during his time.
He said, 'Failure is the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.'

2.Albert Einstein : When he was young, his parents thought he was mentally retarded. His grades in school were so poor that a teacher asked him to quit saying, 'Einstein, you will never amount to anything!' Also, he didn't speak until he turned 4 and didn't read until he was 7.
Today, he is remembered as the theoretical physicist widely regarded as the most important scientist of the 20th century. In 1921, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics.
He said, 'Imagination is more important than knowledge.'

3.Walt Disney : Disney started his own business from his home garage and his first cartoon production went bankrupt. During his first press conference, a newspaper ridiculed him because 'he had no good ideas' for film production.
But later on, he became a film producer, director, screenwriter, voice actor and animator. He founded the production company, known worldwide as 'The Walt Disney company' which makes average revenue of US $30 billion annually.
He said, ' Whatever you do, do it well. Do it so well that when people see you do it they will want to come back and see you do it again and they will want to bring others and show them how well you do what you do.'

4.Michael Jordan : Before joining the NBA, Jordan was just an ordinary person, so ordinary he was cut from his high school basketball team because of 'his lack of 'skill'.
By acclamation, he is the greatest basketball player of all time with a unique combination of grace, speed, power and ability.
He said, 'I have failed over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.'

5.Ludwig van Beethoven : Before the start of his career, his music teacher once said of him "as a composer, he is hopeless". During his career, he lost his hearing and yet, he managed to produce great music - ironic, isn't it?
He became one of history's supreme composers both inspiring and intimidating composers and audiences who were to come after him.
"Don't practice your art, but force your way into its secrets.'

5.J.K.Rowling : At one point in her life, she was nearly penniless, depressed, divorced and had to raise her child on her own. Harry Potter, a manuscript she later came to write, was rejected by 12 publishers.
However, it was later accepted for publication by Bloomberry company and is  global brand estimated to be worth $15 billion today.

6.Isaac Newton : When he was young, he did poorly in his grade school, so poor that his teachers gave up on improving his grades.
As some of us know, he became the greatest mathematician of his generation, his works on optics and gravitation made him one of the greatest scientists the world has ever known.

7.Marilyn Munroe : One year into her contract, she was dropped by 20th century Fox because her producer thought she was unattractive and couldn't act. That didn't deter her at all!
She kept on going and eventually she was recognized by the public as the 20th century's most famous movie star and pop icon.

8.Oprah Winfrey : She was fired from her television reporting job as "she was deemed not suitable for television."
As some might say, she became the undisputed queen of television with her talk show, 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' which inspires people. In our time, she is one of the richest women alive.

9.Thomas Edison : When he was a boy, his teacher told him he was too stupid to learn anything. When he set out on his own,he tried more than 9,000 experiments before he created the first successful light bulb.
Not only that, he developed many other devices and is considered one of the most prolific inventors holding 1,093 US patents to his name.
He said, 'I haven't failed, I've just found 10,000 ways that don't work.'

10.Benjamin Carson : When he was younger, he was dull and at the bottom of the class. So dull that when he managed to have a 'D' grade, his teacher praised him. He came from a poor family, abandoned by his father,often discriminated because of his race and had a bad temper.
As God should have it, he became one of the world's most acclaimed neurosurgeons, paediatricians and role model to many that inspires people.

11.Buchi Emecheta: This lady had a rough life. She was treated unfairly by her husband, discriminated because of her gender and her written works were rejected by many publishers.
But she never gave up. Eventually, she was able to publish her books. Her most famous being, 'The joys of motherhood'. Her works not only made her famous worldwide, but had also fought against gender discrimination and inspired many of us out there.


               I could go on and on, but I believe we have already got the message. Keep on trying, going and working. Someday you would look back and say, 'I am glad I never gave up on my dreams.'. And keep in mind that, 'If you've never failed, you've never tried anything new.'

The king and the spider

The King and the spider.
     Hundreds of years ago, there was a king of Scotland and his name was Robert the Bruce. The king of England was at war with him and had led a great army into Scotland to drive him out of the land and to make Scotland part of England.
Battle after battle, he had fought with England. Six times, he and his little brave army had been defeated until they were driven into flight. At last, the army of Scotland was entirely scattered and the king was forced to hide in the woods.
One rainy day, Robert the Bruce lay in a cave tired, sick at heart and ready to give up all hope. As he lay thinking, he noticed a spider over his head getting ready to weave her web. He watched her as she worked slowly and with great care. Six times, she tried to grow her thread from on edge of the cave wall to another. Six times her thread fell short.
"Poor thing!" thought Robert the Bruce, "You too know what it's like to fall six times in a row."
But the spider did not lose hope. With still much care, she made ready to try for a second time. Robert the Bruce almost forgot his own troubles as he watched, fascinated. She swung herself out upon the slender line.
Would she fall again? No! The thread was safely carried to the cave wall and fastened there.
"Yes!" cried Bruce, "I too will try a seventh time!"
So, he arose and called his men together, telling them of his plans and sending them out with hopeful messages to cheer the discouraged people.. Soon there was an army of brave men around him. A seventh battle was fought and the king of England was forced to retreat back to his own country.
It was not long before England had to recognize Scotland as an independent country with Robert the Bruce as its rightful king.
And to this very day, the victory and independence of Scotland is traced to a spider that kept trying again and again to spin her web in a cave and inspired the then king of Scotland, Robert the Bruce.

Dear reader, the message behind the story is clear: keep on trying no matter how many times you have fallen and one day, you would succeed.

Remember Proverbs 24:16a: For the righteous falls seven times and rise again.

Hidden facts about Nigeria

#FACTS_ABOUT_NIGERIA_YOU_MAY_NEVER_HAVE_KNOWN

You may already know that Nigeria is the
largest black nation in the world and the
most populous nation in Africa.


You may already know that Nigeria has
great dependency on crude oil, plus all the other opinions of David Cameron.

Here are 20 unpopular facts about Nigeria.

1. Are you aware that all over the world
Nigerians are setting the pace and becoming the standard by which others measure themselves? Do you know?

2. In the US, Nigerians are the most educated immigrant community. Type it into Google and you’ll see it. Not one of the most educated, the most educated.

3. 60% of Nigerians in the US have college degrees. This is far above the American national average of 30%.

4. Nigerians in US are one of the highest earners, typically earning 25% more than
the median US income of $53k.

5. In Ivy League schools in Europe and America, Nigerians routinely outperform their peers from other nations.

6. A Nigerian family, The Imafidon family, have officially been named the smartest family in the UK.

7. The designer of the famous car, Chevrolet Volt, Jelani Aliyu, is a super
talented Nigerian from Sokoto State.

8. The World’s fastest supercomputer was
designed by a world renowned inventor
and scientist, Philip Emeagwali, a full-
blown Nigerian whose patency was awarded in 2015. This means Nigeria has the patency to the world’s fastest computer: a Black Nigerian.

9. The wealthiest Black man and woman on earth are Nigerians, Aliko Dangote and Mrs. Folorunsho Alakija. Both have no trace of criminal record of any kind.

10. South Africa couldn’t have ended apartheid & achieved Black rule if not for the leadership role Nigeria played.

11. Of the 3 South African Presidents who
ruled after apartheid, two of them once
lived in Nigeria under asylum. Both Nelson Mandela (60s) and Thabo Mbeki (70s) lived in Nigeria before becoming President of South Africa. We gave financial support, human support, boycotted an Olympics and
our politicians, musicians and activists campaigned relentlessly.

12. Nigeria spent over $3 Billion and lost
hundreds of soldiers to end the wars in both Liberia and Sierra Leone which the world ignored because they have no oil.

13. When there was a coup in São Tomé and Príncipe in 2003, Nigeria restored the
elected President back to power.

14. Before there were street lights in European cities, ancient Benin kingdom had street lights fueled by palm oil.

15. 500 years ago, Benin casted metal alloys to create magnificent art including the world famous Queen Ida Mask.

16. Amina was a warrior queen who ruled Zaria Emirate in Kaduna state, Northwestern Nigeria 400 years ago in 1610. Google and see what she means to Africa.

17. We gave monetary gifts to Ireland during our oil boom and built a statue for
France free of charge. We are not poor blacks. Nigeria is rich and don’t be lied to.

18. The first television station in Africa was NTA Ibadan (1960) long before Ireland has their RTE station.

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Wherever you look in this great country, Nigeria, heroes abound both now and in our recent and ancient past.

If all you do is listen to mainstream Western media, you’ll not get the full picture of your Nigerian heritage.

Do not listen to any leader who says Nigerians are criminals, no matter who he is, or his height and position.

We’re not a nation of scammers, drugs & corruption, but a people with a verifiable track record of greatness.

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Here is what CNN, BBC, Aljezeera and western media will not tell you about Nigerians:

19. On the 7th May, 2016 at Howard University in Washington D.C history was
made. Out of 96 graduating Doctor of Pharmacy candidates, 43 of them were Nigerians and out of 27 awards given, 16 went to Nigerians.
The entire world still envies our uniqueness as a NATION with living together despite our ethnic diversity. One single country with over 400 languages.

They will only tell you how Nigerians are scammers and cheats, how Nigerians are into drugs overseas et al.

If you don’t blow your trumpet, no one
will blow it for you.


20. There are over 180,000,000 Nigerians
world over and only less than 250,000 of this figure have traceable criminal records.

This is about 0.14% of our entire national population in the last 20 years: nothing close to 1%. Shame on global media.

Listen Nigeria, don't let anybody woo you
into believing that you are a criminal just because you are a Nigerian.

Nigerians are NOT criminals.

You are NOT a criminal.

You are topnotch; second to none around the world.

I am proud am created a Nigerian, thank you God.

Be proud of Nigeria wherever you go.

Take out your Passport with pride.

Be proud of our GREEN HERITAGE.

Be enthusiastic of our FUTURE GREATNESS.

  PSST!: 'I got this from a What's App group.'