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Thursday, 25 December 2014

Merry Christmas from Pmoney!

Hey guys!!!

It's that time of the year again. Everyone and everywhere is buzzing with activity, and filled with excitement! It's a good time to remind ourselves about the true meaning and reason for the season.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

How our Addiction to Religion Kills Us


It was a weird Sunday for me. I was so tired from a hectic work week and overslept last night.

And for the first time in many years, I woke up late and couldn't make it to church-unlike me.

I decided to use the time to do some clean up, personal devotion - with a little bit of personal praise and worship session (the type where I play danceable gospel music, sing along and dance to the tunes), plan my schedule for the week and wrap

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Who Will Save Abia?... In Search of a Political Messiah 2015




WARNING: This is NOT a Political Rant!



Who will save Abia State?

As I moved through the streets of Aba, Abia State, I couldnt help but feel ashamed, disgusted and utterly disappointed.

Who lives beside a pile of trash?

Thursday, 30 October 2014

My Problem with Secretaries!


I walk into the office of this top government official. I have an appointment to meet with him to discuss some important business.


As a matter of procedure, I have to go through his secretary who is his official "gatekeeper".


After introducing myself and my objective, I am asked by this secretary to "sit down and wait for Director".

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Do We Still Read Books?



Who still reads books, fairy tales?


Growing up as a kid, I had this penchant for reading. I read anything and everything: from newspapers to magazines, story books, comic books - especially fairy tales, and even the dictionary! Story

Monday, 20 October 2014

Leaders of Yesteryears... Why Nigeria Cannot Progress




1993 - Babangida to the youth "You are the leaders of tomorrow"

2014 - Gen. Buhari contesting for Presidency of Nigeria...

My response: Abi tomorrow never reach?

Thursday, 16 October 2014

SHIT On Board!


...A True Story


I remember a day few years ago, I was on a bus from Lagos heading to Calabar. It was a long, bumpy and stressful journey. The interesting thing about this particular trip, apart from the fact that it was a day before Christmas Eve,

Sunday, 12 October 2014

5 Conspiracy Theories That Are Dumb & Real



It's a scary world we live in today...lots of conspiracy theories and myths surrounding almost everything.

In my curiosity to dig deep into some "conspiracies", I came across some really weird and interesting one's on the internet.

Here are excerpts below...

"It would be nice to live in a world where there's no such thing as random tragedy and where every terrible event could be linked back to a villainous puppet master via a chain of subtle but obvious clues. We don't, though. Luckily, there is a fiercely insane contingent of people who are convinced that everything is a conspiracy, and reading their hilariously daffy theories about the exhausting web of deceit hiding behind recent events can occasionally make our indiscriminately destructive existence more bearable. Here are five of the most ridiculous examples.

#5. "The Ice Bucket Challenge

Friday, 10 October 2014

#Lindagate Linda Ikeji Returns! The inside story & 7 Lessons to learn

  
A few days ago, the entire blogosphere and social media was flooded with news about the taking down of popupar female blogger, Linda Ikeji's blog (www.lindaikeji.blogspot.com)

The blog was taken down by Google after

Monday, 6 October 2014

#Guys, Would You Sell Your Sperm to Make Money if Flat Broke? Plus #7 Crazy Ideas to Make Cash

What would you do to make money and survive if you were flat broke?


I thought about this a while ago and some weird and amazingly creative ideas came to my mind!


ADVANCE WARNING: Some of the ideas I would be sharing might sound outlandish and crazy! But, trust me, they are all perfectly legal stuff - depending on the laws where you live.

Ok, let's get into it...

Sunday, 5 October 2014

The danger of Lack of Originality aka Copy and Paste



Today's world is one where you really dont need to invent something entirely new to be famous or successful. You just need to improve upon what has already been invented, and that's it!

Thanks to the inventor of copy and paste, we can simply lift material (including proprietary content and intellectual property) from the internet, CDs, pictures, etc and use them like we are the originators without giving credit to the authors.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Inspiring Story of Two Chinese Entrepreneurs



Just the
 other day, I stumbled upon an inspiring story about two Chinese entrepreneurs. I was looking for Details about the Alibaba IPO which I found to be the largest 
in history on the stock market, going on to make the founder, the richest man in China.

Alibaba's founder, Jack Ma who was the subject of the article shared his inspiring story

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Top 5 Countries I would Love to visit in the next 365 Days


It’s dreaming time again!

Years ago while still growing up, I remember having dreams of me traveling to beautiful cities in distant foreign lands, going on train rides, playing golf and having fun.

I held these dreams so dear until they began to happen

Thursday, 18 September 2014

A Lesson from Mr Biggs


I remember growing up as a kid and I one of my favourite places to go have fun was Mr Biggs!  Back then, all we knew about fastfoods was Mr Biggs.  From their food, to the snacks, the children's playground and for me especially, their collection of Super Strika's comics that got me hooked for hours unending.

It's unfortunate and rather heartbreaking that, passing by a Mr Biggs outlet a few days ago, I observed that they had SHUT DOWN.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

#Definitions101: My Witty and Funny Definitions



When I look at the dictionary sometimes, I wonder why it is so hard to find definitions that actually relate to and apply to reality.

Anyways, I'm not an English Language Professor, but I think I have been able to come up with some easy and "un-complicated" definitions -unlike the dictionary-  to some frequently used words and phrases.

Let the classes begin!

Friday, 12 September 2014

7 Tips to Help You Have a Stress-free Life

  In our ever busy, sometimes crazy and in extreme instances, even depressing world, we sometimes find ourselves pressured
by cares, worries fears, work, chores, bills, everything! Some of us do a better job at concealing the inner struggles and troubles they go through on a daily basis, while some others cry out, run mad or commit suicide.

To help me go through my day, I do a few things– which

Monday, 11 August 2014

HOW TO PROFIT FROM EBOLA

a satirical perspective

The rate at which Nigerians are peddling fear, it’s almost palpable in public places, on social media, everywhere even a dummy can make a killing from the Ebola virus!

In my usual way of sharing opportunities with readers of my blog, I want to share 9 Secret, Highly profitable ways to Profit from Ebola in Nigeria:

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Change: The Power of a #Hashtag


Our world today has changed tremendously over the past few years, with the emergence of social media as a major frontier.

Change itself has been changed. Impact has been redefined. Today, we don’t need to be military powers, political leaders, scientists or even religious gurus to effect change in this world.

Monday, 28 July 2014

Job Board July Week 3 2014

Happy Holiday Folks!

Here are this week’s Job openings…


Employer:     Non-bank Financial Institution
Location:       Ibadan
Position:       Sales Manager
Qualifications: B.Sc in Civil Engineering or Social Sciences.
                   Minimum of Second Class Upper Division
                   MBA will be an added advantage
Salary:          Very attractive commission on sales

Friday, 25 July 2014

Alert! Ebola Virus Hits Lagos!

A suspected case of the dreaded Ebola virus which has been ravaging parts of East and Central Africa has been reported in Lagos within the last 24 hours. A 40-year-old Liberian who entered Lagos from Liberia at 4.00pm on Sunday was tested for the virus according to recent breaking media reports, but has been reported dead a few hours ago. If all suspicions are proved correct, this would be the first recorded case of one of the world’s deadliest diseases in Nigeria.

8 Important Rules To Avoid Getting Scammed!!!

Dear Reader,


These days, Fraudsters and scammers are continuously barging at us on every front – from our mobile phones, to our emails, to our facebook accounts, to our bank accounts! They keep coming up with “clever” ways to get unsuspecting mobile phone and internet users to part with personal information that can lead to unauthorized access of their bank accounts.

Monday, 21 July 2014

StreetSkillz: Skills Training for Career, Business & Life!

Success in business, career and life in general requires the possession of certain critical skills. Without these skills which enable you to attract and maintain the right opportunities, jobs and relationships, it would be extremely difficult to achieve success in whatever endeavor one chooses. The skills we develop for the marketplace make us stand out from the crowd in our chosen career, business or life path. This is why it is important for us to build and develop skills that empower us for the marketplace.

7 Interview Mistakes Job Seekers Make… & How to Avoid them

Image Credit: internmatch.com

Over the years, I have had the rare opportunity of being on both sides if the table at interviews through my career, and I can tell from experience that being interviewed (physically/orally) is one thing a lot of job seekers fear and fail woefully in.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Why Brazil Lost And What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Their Loss

When Neymar fell to the ground grasping his back in the 82nd minute of the Brazil versus Colombian world cup quarter-final, the entire nation of Brazil as well as several other millions in other parts of the globe held their collective breath!


This was not a typical fall…it looked more serious. A fortuitous or intentional (only Colombian defender Juan Camilo Zuniga will know) knee to the back.
In the words of Brazilian left back Marcelo, who was the first on the scene “I can’t feel my legs” were the first words uttered by Neymar. Marcelo instantly feared the worse “paralysis” and fervently beckoned for medical help.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Tips to Save Battery Life on Your Phone

Image: thezoom.com

During the week, we heard news that passengers using US and UK airports have been told that all electronic devices they're travelling with must be charged in order to meet new guidelines issued by the Department for Transport. Passengers with phones, laptops and tablets that are not charged will have to leave their items behind.This is coming on the heels of reports of possible terror attack threats using mobile devices on US and UK bound airlines.

For many of us, keeping our smartphone or tablet charged is challenging enough, especially with our not-so-good power situation, without the extra pressure of airport security bearing down on us. However, there are a few steps you can take

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

INSURANCE: The Power of Simple, Little Things...






"Insurance is peace of mind"-Robert Kiyosaki

I came across this quote several years ago, but never really understood the depth of it...until something happened. They say..."You buy insurance when you don't need it, hoping you never need it"

In life, there are a lot of simple, little things which we take for granted that are really very powerful.

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Doctors Strike! And the patients suffer


The other day, I happened to visit a government-owned Health facility in the course of my regular schedule work, and I passed by the Theatre and saw a group of people gathered around wailing and mourning. I noticed a particular lady, lying on the floor and weeping intensely,

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

CAREER TIPS: CV Writing Tips That get You Invited for an Interview


When drafting your CV for a job, it is important that you create the right impression, catch the attention of your prospective employer, get them interested in meeting you and call you up for an interview.

The problem is, most applicants do not realise that employers have and spend very little time actually looking through resumes of prospective employees. In fact, reaserch shows that employers spend an average of 30 seconds on a particular resume, the first 10-20 seconds of which tehy decide whether or not to select that applicant.

Here are a few tips to get you started in drafting a winning CV

Friday, 20 June 2014

My Testimony: Saved by Grace on the Highway!

Hi Guys!

It's been a while I posted something here. The last couple of weeks have been really challenging, busy, hectic and work-loaded.
I feel really terrible as I've not been keeping you guys updated with Job Posts, Health Tips, Career Tips, Business Tips, and my regular Blog Topics.

I will make up for the cessation and do my best as much as I can to keep you guys up-to-speed!


I just want to use this medium to express my gratitude to God for sparing my life on the Highway , and averting what could have been a tragic incident and ghastly accident.

I was on my way to Uyo from Calabar at about 14:10 pm on tuesday June 17th 2014 on a work assignment. Along the Calabar-Itu Highway, at some point around okurikang

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

WORLD CUP FEVER!!!




It’s barely 24 days to the Fifa WORLD CUP scheduled to take place starting 12th June to 13th July 2014 in Brazil.
It will be 32 days of intense, captivating and exciting footballing action! The whole world will be glued to their tv sets to see who wins the coveted trophy this year.

OFFICIAL WORLD CUP DRAWS:
Countries participating in this year’s World Cup by Groupings:

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Letter To Women: Belly Fat syndrome



Dear women,

Gone are the days when being fat with well rounded tummy was an evidence of good food and a wealthy husband. Now being healthy with flat tummy is the new sexy. Every modern lady needs to be aware of the size of her tummy, and make sure it does not bulge out

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

8 Habits of Extremely Successful Entrepreneurs


"Great entrepreneurs don't write great books. In fact, they don't write many books at all."
Great entrepreneurs don't write great books. In fact, they don't write many books at all. Neither fact is surprising. Successful entrepreneurs are typically too busy innovating to write down much of anything. And on those rare occasions when they attempt to create a book, it's filled with what they did, and not what led to their idea in the first place. As a rule, they are not particularly introspective.

So, if we want to know what makes them successful

Monday, 28 April 2014

Of Celebrity Marriages and Fairy Tale Weddings

Looking at the gorgeous pictures of Tiwa Savage & Tee Bill’s wedding which took place over the weekend in Dubai, with a roll call of Nigerian Entertainment industry celebrities in attendance, I couldn’t help but smile shyly. Not the kind of smile that you put on when you’re happy or feeling hearty, its that smile you wear when you feel pity/sympathy for the person/people in a nice photograph who something bad may happen or has happened to.

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Special Day! Yipee!!!



In my lifetime, this date incidence will only happen again when I’m72, 82 & 92. In spite of everything, I’m grateful to God that I’m alive, I’m healthy & sound physically and mentally, not doing poorly financially, my family is ok,  friends are doing fine too & there’s no cause for alarm.
Even though I’m not yet where I dream of being, I’m definitely not where I was a few years back. I’ve gotta admit I’m truly blessed!

Friday, 25 April 2014

Starting a Business is NOT Sexy



The things nobody ever says about starting a business…

I just got home, tired from my regular days schedule of activities. With my different hats as a manager, entrepreneur, small group leader, team member, unit cordinator, friend and of course blogger, I sometimes feel like I'm biting more than I can chew for my age (sic)! But quite frankly, living through my typical day can be challenging, debilitating, time-consuming, frustrating and sometimes even depressing

Monday, 24 March 2014

The ATM is NOT your friend!


Making money is like digging with a nail, while losing money is like pouring water on the sand.”-Japanese Proverb


Just the other day, I was at the airport and needed some cash to pay some bills. I figured there was an Automated Teller Machine within the terminal and quickly paced towards it to withdraw the cash.

I had intended withdrawing just N 3,000, but on getting there, without even thinking properly, I withdrew N 5,000!

Thursday, 20 March 2014

How NOT to get a job in Nigeria: A Lesson from the Nigerian Immigration Service Recruitment


In Nigeria, that you graduate from the University is no guarantee that you will get a job. That you have spent 2, 3 or even four yours and more searching for a job, only to find none is no longer news. We have gotten so used to the unemployment thing like it's supposed to be a normal pattern of society.

The job search scenario is so grim

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Why I don’t “deal” with the police


“To serve and protect with integrity”

No offense to any one of my acquaintances who may be a member of the police force. While writing this piece, I did a quick run-through of my friends just to check if I have any one who is a police officer as a friend. I wasn’t so surprised when I didn’t find any.
I really do not have stuff to do with the police or anything against them, but even when there is a genuine reason to get their help on an issue

Sunday, 23 February 2014

On Flight AJ 174 to Lagos...




It has been quite a while, I haven’t journeyed by air. I love travelling, and I most especially relish my trips by air than by any other medium. Road trips used to be my favourite, but driving through the good, the not-so-good, and the really bad roads of South-South and South-Eastern Nigeria, can be so tiring, fun-sapping and frustrating, you wouldn’t want to make another trip by road.

On this particular trip,

Friday, 21 February 2014

WhatsApp Staff Celebrate Facebook Deal With Cristal Champagne

                                                    Image Credit: Ann Bennett of Washington Post UK

Barely 24 hours after Facebook agrees to purchase WhatsApp, WhatsApp staff were seen celebrating their buyout with cartons of Cristal Champagne! (Picture above)
A bottle of Cristal Champagne Vintage Liquor goes for anything between 250-280 dollars (N40,000-N45,000).

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Facebook Buys WhatsApp for Whooping 19 Billion Dollars!


Facebook is at it again! Just a few weeks ago, Facebook celebrated her 10th Anniversary of existence since 2004.

Founder of facebook, Mark Zuckerberg announced on his facebook page a few hours ago that plans have been concluded to buy popular instant messaging app-WhatsApp for $19 billion (£12.1 billion) in cash and stocks.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

4 Unique Side Hustles That Bring in Big Bucks



Out-of-the-box money-makers to pursue after five
by Courtney Connley



Ever thought about what you can do to make additional money on the side? Wonder what others are doing to provide that extra financial cushion? From turning your hobbies into jobs and making an extra buck off your passions, below are four unique side hustles that can bring you a little more cash flow

Friday, 7 February 2014

Lessons From The Early Days: Raising Money From The World Bank (Part 5)

I told you that I read a newspaper with a pen in my hand, and I always have a notebook. So there it was, in the newspaper: the International Finance Corporation (IFC), an arm of the World Bank, was creating a small fund to help, small businesses in Africa!

We had no emails in those days. Using the principles I have already taught you,

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Some lessons from the beginning( Part 4): Excellence Will Always Get You Noticed


It had been quite a while since I sold my car to fund our working capital. My partner and I spent all our time just focused on our business. We worked long hours and drove around in a battered old pick up truck. We were totally consummate about our business. When I was not working, I was reading every book or article I could find on business, and business management

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Hurray! Facebook is 10!

Today marks the 10th anniversary of one of the world's most popular and widely used social networks-facebook.

Started on the 4th of  February 2004 in a dorm room by  Harvard drop-out - Mark Zuckerberg initially as "thefacebook.com, today is 10 years Old!


On Feb. 4, 2004, in his Harvard dorm room, Mark Zuckerberg launched thefacebook.com, a website where college students could post information about themselves, trade messages, and become virtual “friends” with one another. It was entering an already-crowded field of social networks. Friendster was the world’s most popular at the time,

Monday, 3 February 2014

Getting Down To The Business Of Understanding Bank Lending (Part 3)


I began by drawing up a list of all the banks in the country, and all the financial institutions that provided any kind of financing for small businesses. I began to research every single one;

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Introducing New Smart Bra That Will Only Unhook Itself For True Love


Everyone laughed last year when Microsoft announced plans to release a “smart bra” that would detect emotions. Now, though, the mecha-bras are upon us, and we’ve got Japan—who else?—to thank.

Dubbed the “True Love Tester,” Japan’s first foray into the budding smart bra industry comes from Ravijour.

Friday, 31 January 2014

Yahoo Mail resets passwords after hackers attack


If you're a Yahoo Mail user, you might want to be on the lookout for a password reset notification. Yahoo has announced that it detected a "coordinated effort" to access some email accounts.

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Talking About Money: First Things First (Part 2)


The Bank Manager had turned me down for my first loan application. What was I to do next?

In the Bible, a great king, told his son, "With all thy getting, get understanding."...


One day I had the opportunity to discuss my problem of raising money from banks with a well established business elder. He listened for a while and then said to me, "you are a very good engineer, but you need to get a better understanding of how banks work; you talk about money and banking like a man in the street. It might get you into politics, but it will not help you succeed in business."

After such a stinging rebuke, I don't think I slept much that night, but I knew he was right:

Always seek to get deeper understanding of an issue first. Never accept that anything is as simple as it looks, in fact when something looks really simple, then you should approach it with caution, particularly if you have never done it before.

I could have railed in anger at the criticism that day. I could have told him I have a degree in engineering , and I majored in economics; or I could have argued with him and told him what I thought of the system. However, if I go to someone for advice, I do not argue with them or use it as an opportunity to show them that I am smart; that's dumb! I knew that none of that mattered, I was doing something I had never done before and I needed to get "understanding of it".

…If you have never done it before, get understanding.
…If you want to improve, get understanding.
…With all thy getting, get understanding.

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One day I had the opportunity to discuss my problem of raising money from banks with a well established business elder.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

[Health Tip] Ladies, Wearing Pants To Bed Can Cause Health Issues For You

Do you wear pants to bed? Many women would likely answer in the affirmative.

 However, experts say when a woman does so on a daily basis when it’s not necessarily because she is having her period, there may be untoward side effects to it!

Monday, 27 January 2014

Some Lessons From The Early Days: Raising Money From The Bank (Part 1)


Being a young professional bachelor, my little sports car was my pride and joy. I had tweaked up its engines, and it had its own unique colours, and when I drove it everyone in my hometown knew it was me!

Thursday, 23 January 2014

5 Steps to Landing Yourself a Better Job



It's the beginning of the year and I'm quite sure that for a lot of people, getting a new or better job might be one of their top goals to achieve.
In order to help make this goal possible, let me share 5 simple steps that would most definitely bring you closer to the realization of your goal. If landing a better job is top on your agenda this year, then you should read this:

Monday, 20 January 2014

Think, Plan, Execute

Happy New Year Wonderful people!

It's already 20 days into 2014! How time flies!

If you are still caught up with the holiday feeling, then you are sitting on a long thing! New year wishes are still very much in line...as long as they come in before the 31st of January.