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10 Grammatical Blunders Nigerians Make Regularly, That Have Become Normal.

10 Grammatical Blunders Nigerians Make Regularly, That Have Become Normal.

Trafficate/Trafficator

The correct word is "Indicator", when it's on a vehicle. When you use your indicator, the verb is "to indicate". The word trafficate doesn't exist in English. Trafficator is an obsolete word, used to describe an obsolete device on the side of a motor vehicle.

Night Vigil

A Vigil means a period of time when people remain quietly in a place at Night. So, really, there's no point adding Night to it when Vigils are known to mostly hold at Night. You may just want to call it a Vigil.

On/Off The Light

There isn't much to say about this grammatical blunder apart from the fact that each time you make that statement, make sure you add Switch to it. For example; Switch On the light/Switch Off the light. Can be used with any other object that can go On or Off

Reverse Back

Reverse already means; to change the direction, order, position, result, etc. of something to its opposite. So, if an object is in motion, it can be reversed. And when it is in reverse, it's surely coming back to it's initial position. No point adding Back to it.

Next Tomorrow

Most Nigerians generally use "Next Tomorrow" when speaking English. Please, stop murdering the English Language. The correct thing to say is; Day After Tomorrow.

Cattle Rearer

The word; Cattle Rearer does not exist in proper English dictionaries. Instead, you may say Cattle Herder. That's a more appropriate way of referring to people who raise/tend to cattle or other ruminant animals.

Convocate

Convocate is an archaic English word which means to call together or assemble but Nigerians mostly use it when they're graduating from tertiary institutions. Proper word is Convoke.

Plate Number

Most Nigerians including traffic law enforcement agents use the word Plate Number, which is very wrong. Number is supposed to come before Plate. So, basically, it is called Number Plate and not the other way round.

Barb/Barbing

This is very common among Nigerian men. Barb or Barbing does exist in the English dictionary but it has nothing to do with haircuts. You can go have your haircut at the Barbershop but you cannot Barb your hair because Barb means; a sharp projection near the end of an arrow, fish hook, or similar objects.

Short Knicker

Knickers ordinarily mean loose-fitting 'short' trousers gathered in at the knees. The British call it Knickers while Americans call it Shorts. Nigerians call it Short Knickers which is very wrong. It is either you call it Knickers or you call it Shorts.

Don't leave them behind

Gershom was the first son of  Moses, but we never really hear much about him.
This is as a result of one of the mistakes made by great men.

Most great men leave their children behind while they train other men's children.
They unconsciously invest in their young, uneducated errand boys who go about with them. Little do the great men know, that while their children  are at home watching TV, the uneducated young errand boy that goes around with them is understudying and learning the keys to Sucess and greatness.

Little do mothers know that as the house girl stays in the kitchen and the kids sit in the living room watching TV, they are empowering the uneducated village girl, and leaving their children behind.

Little does the pastor know, that as he goes to church investing in other people's children, and he doesn't sit daily with his children discussing the Word of God, he is like a man who is repairing another man's car when his own car needs serious  attention. When all is done, the other person will drive off, and he will have no car to drive.... No wonder, most pastors' kids become wayward and can not take over after their fathers..

Moses left his children behind with his wife and father in law Jethro, while Joshua became his errand boy, watching the different miracles,  understudying Moses.
No wonder, Joshua became the next leader of Isreal. Even though, Jethro brought them back much later.

Fathers, Mothers, Pastors, Businessmen and Women, don't leave your children  behind. Carry them along. Stop training other men's children while yours stay back at home.

Let them experience what you experience that makes you what you are.
Let them become your PAs, even your errand boys and girls.
Let people say that they are following their father's step.
Pls, DON'T LEAVE THEM BEHIND.. 
      
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Nigerians are the best

This post fired me today!

A Russian saw me in my office and said where are you from , i said am from the greatest country in the world.He looked at me with a very strange look and said let me guess u are from Nigeria , i said yes. Out of curiosity he said considering whats happening in your country now why would you say shes the best in the world and i asked him to sit down and let me tell him what he and most people dont not know about Great Nigeria and i told him these.......

 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 pat ency was awarded in 2015. This means Nigeria has the pat ency to the world's fastest computer: a 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 SΓ£o TomΓ© and PrΓ­ncipe 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.........

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 & true 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........

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

19. On the 7th of 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 world heavyweight champion is a Nigerian. The entire world still envies our uniqueness as a NATION, 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. If you don't blow your trumpet, no one will blow it for you.

VIVA NAIJA!!!

20. There are over 180,000,000 Nigerians world over and only about 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. He couldnt talk and just walked away. Am proud to be a Nigerian and be from that country.... God bless Federal Republic Of Great Nigeria.

Please Continue Sharing This....Until all Nigerians see it!

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You are only rewarded for going extra mile

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Ezra and Thomas joined a company together a few months after their graduation from university.

After a few years of work, their Manager promoted Ezra to a position of Senior Sales Manager, but Thomas remained in his entry level Junior Sales Officer position.

Thomas developed a sense of jealousy and disgruntlement, but continued working anyway.

One day Thomas felt that he could not work with Ezra anymore. He wrote his resignation letter, but before he submitted it to the Manager, he complained that  Management  did not value hard working staff, but promoted only the favoured!

The Manager knew that Ezra worked very hard for the years he had spent at the company; even harder than Thomas and therefore he deserved the promotion. So in order to help Thomas to realize this, the Manager gave Thomas a task.

"Go and find out if anyone is selling water melons in town?"

Thomas returned and said, "yes there is someone!"

The Manager asked, "how much per kg?" Thomas drove back to town to ask and then returned to inform the Manager; "they are N100.00 per kg!"

The Manager told Thomas, "I will give Ezra the same task that I gave you. Please pay close attention to his response!"

So the Manager said to Ezra, in the presence of Thomas; "Go and find out if anyone is selling water melons in town?"

Ezra went to find out and on his return he said:

"Manager, there is only one person selling water melons in the whole town.

The cost is N500.00 each water melon and N300,00 for a half melon. He sells them at N100.00 per kg when sliced. He has in his stock 93 melons, each one weighing about 7kg.

He has a farm and can supply us with melons for the next 4 months at a rate of 102 melons per day at N350.00 per melon; this includes delivery.

The melons appear fresh and red with good quality, and they taste better than the ones we sold last year.

He has his own slicing machine and is willing to slice for us free of charge.
We need to strike a deal with him before 10am tomorrow and we will be sure of beating last year's profits in melons by over N2,300,000.00.

This will contribute positively to our overall performance as it will add a minimum of 8.78% to our current overall sales target.

I have put this information down in writing and is available on spreadsheet. Please let me know if you need it as I can send it to you in fifteen minutes."

Thomas was very impressed and realized the difference between himself and Ezra. He decided not to resign but to learn from Ezra.

As we draw to mid-August let this story help us keep in mind the importance of going an the Extra Mile in all our endeavors.

You won't be rewarded for doing what you're meant to do, you only get a salary for that! YOU'RE ONLY ​REWARDED​ FOR GOING AN EXTRA MILE; Performing Beyond Expectations. 

To be Successful in Life, you must be Observant, Proactive & Willing to Do More,  Think More, Have a More Holistic Perspective and Go Beyond The Call Of Duty.

May you be Blessed with a Better Perspective to do Your Work this year and beyond, Amen

The Life ahead Needs This Mentality Of Going An Extra Mile. In ministry, career,
As Husbands, mothers, children, etc..

Let's learn to carry extra oil like the five wise Virgins. So that even in sudden situations and circumstances, we can meet up. Don't be like the five foolish Virgins who are just about normal situations and circumstances. Life is more than normalties.

☺ 😍 Happy Birthday πŸŽ‚ 🌸 🍏 Akinlabi

--------As you are a year older today --------πŸ‰ πŸ’¦ Happy Birthday to you on your birthday. Long life and prosperity. πŸ’ 😍 😊


May God Almighty prosper you and bless you in all areas of your life and prosper you and bless you in all departments of your life.

May this day be filled with wonders, joy and happiness. You will know no sorrow, pains or anguish.




I pray that as you grow, that God Almighty will increase you in knowledge, wisdom and understanding. And most importantly in His deep love of God's abundant mercy and love.


🌸 Happy Birthday πŸŽ‚




πŸŽ‚ Congratulations 🎊 Formerly Miss Oluwabunmi Babalola ☺ Double Honour, Gracious Blessings 🍏 πŸ†

Congratulations on your wedding Thanksgiving and Happy birthday πŸŽ‚ 

Long live and prosperity 

It is truly rewarding to serve God because He is the rewarder of those that diligently serve him 

Happy Married life 


------As you are a year older today --------πŸ‰ πŸ’¦ Happy Birthday to you on your birthday. Long life and prosperity. πŸ’ 😍 😊




May God Almighty prosper you and bless you in all areas of your life and prosper you and bless you in all departments of your life.

May this day be filled with wonders, joy and happiness. You will know no sorrow, pains or anguish.


I pray that as you grow, that God Almighty will increase you in knowledge, wisdom and understanding. And most importantly in His deep love of God's abundant mercy and love.




🌸 Happy Birthday πŸŽ‚


🍌 🍏 Bukky Bolujo ☺ 😊 Long life and prosperity πŸ‘ πŸ‘•

-Just like yesterday..... You are already a year older. You are not older but newer. 

As you are a year newer today, I pray that God Almighty will continue to bless you 

-------As you are a year older today --------πŸ‰ πŸ’¦ Happy Birthday to you on your birthday. Long life and prosperity. πŸ’ 😍 😊




May God Almighty prosper you and bless you in all areas of your life and prosper you and bless you in all departments of your life.

May this day be filled with wonders, joy and happiness. You will know no sorrow, pains or anguish.





I pray that as you grow, that God Almighty will increase you in knowledge, wisdom and understanding. And most importantly in His deep love of God's abundant mercy and love.


🌸 Happy Birthday πŸŽ‚




People ask me why do good when all we receive is bad.. Here is the answer?

People ask me why do good when all we receive is bad.. Here is the answer?

A 6 yr old boy was in the market with his 4 yr old sister........Suddenly the boy found that his sister was lagging behind.

He stopped and looked back. His sister was standing in front of a toy shop and was watching something with great interest.

The boy went back to her and asked,"Do you want something ?" The sister pointed at the doll. 

The boy held her hand and like a responsible elder brother, gave that doll to her.The sister was very very happy...

The shopkeeper was watching everything and getting amused to see the matured behaviour of the boy...

Now the boy came to the counter and asked the shopkeeper,

"What is the cost of this doll, Sir !"

The shopkeeper was a cool man and had experienced the odds of life. So he asked the boy with a lot of love n affection,"

Well, What can you pay ?"

The boy took out all the shells that he had collected from sea shore, from his pocket and gave them to the shopkeeper. The shopkeeper took the shells and started counting as if he were counting the currency. Then he looked at the boy.The boy asked him worriedly,"Is it less ?

" The shopkeeper said," No,No...

These are more than the cost. So I will return the remaining." Saying so,he kept only 4 shells with him and returned the remaining. 

The boy, very happily kept those shells back in his pocket and went away with his sister...

A servant in that shop got very surprised watching all these. He asked his master," Sir ! You gave away such a costly doll just for 4 shells ???

"The shopkeeper said with a smile," Well, For us these are mere shells.

But for that boy, these shells are very precious. And at this age he does not understand what money is, but when he will grow up, he definitely will.

And when he would remember that he purchased a doll with the Shells instead of Money, he will remember Me and think that world is full of Good people.

It will help him develop a positive attitude and he too in turn will feel motivated to be Good !

Mind Mantra - Whatever emotion you infuse into the world, it will further spread. If you do good, goodness will spread. If you do bad, negativity will spread.

Realize you are a very powerful source of energy. 

Your good or bad will come back to you magnified. Not in the ways you want it, and probably not in the ways you can imagine or understand it. But it will come back...

This is for our children. Please pray these prayers. They are Prayers from London Mothers’ Summit 2017

This is for our children.
Please pray these prayers. They are Prayers from London Mothers' Summit 2017

Prayers for Children

1.      I decree that my children are supremely blessed.

2.      My children will be at the highest ranking of the land, highest ranking of their education and their careers.

3.      I pray that the anointing and the power to be supremely blessed be placed upon my children.

4.    Lord make my children's name popular, make them well know all over the world for good.

5.      Lord remember my children for good in Jesus name

6.      O Lord remember my children in your mercy.

7.      Thank you Lord for preserving the lives of my children

8.      O Lord I pray that you multiply my children greatly.

9.      O Lord make my seeds be great nations.

10.   Lord establish your covenant with my children, let my children enjoy your covenant.

11.   Lord make my children palace pillars because they are supremely blessed.

12.   Everywhere my children go, somebody will rise up on their behalf, help will always arise for them.

13.   My seeds shall not be the weakest link in life.

14.   I exclude my children from rape, from jail, from kidnap, from abduction, from drugs, from terrorists, from every evil pop culture in the world.

15.   I erase my children's names from the list of the devil.

16.   I snatch my children out of the hands of the devil.

17.   My seeds shall not be wasted; I shall not bury my children.

18.   I shall not be represented on my day of joy because I will be there myself.

19.   I delete any relationship that will separate my children from you Lord.

20.   I pray away evil from my children's lives. Evil will not come near my children.

21.   Every evil planned concerning my children, I return to senders. My children will not suffer evil or suffer from other people's mistakes in Jesus name.

22.   My children will not be victims of anybody's mistake.

23.   I will not mourn or cry over my children. I pray that the devil's plan over my children be frustrated.

24.   Every troubler of children, I pray that you expire in the name of Jesus.

25.   My first born will not be at the mercy of his siblings.

26.   Nobody will take the position of my firstborn

27.   Miracles and anointing that will terminate insults, Lord place  on my first born.

28.    My firstborn will not beg for bread.

29.   I shall not see trouble over my children.

30.   My children will not marry the wrong person and they will not marry my enemies.

31.   My children's destiny shall not be used to balance evil accounts.

32.   In my time of harvest over my children I will not mourn.

33.   I will not do for my children what my children should be doing for me.

34.   My seed shall be strong in every way.

35.   The Lord will distinguish my seed.

36.   I tear every garment of disfavour, disgrace and shame, delay, lack, sickness, financial challenges, stagnancy from my children's lives.

37.   I put on the garment of favour, progress, success and abundance on my children.

38.   My children will not lack food. God will always sustain my children.

39.   My children's voices will not be defeated. When they speak kings and nobles will hear.

40.   Lord turn every one of my children's mistakes to miracles.

41.   May my children find favour with God.

42.   The Lord will not leave my children, especially before or after they succeed.

43.   May Jehovah fight for my children.

44.   I destroy every relationship that is not God ordained in my children's lives.
Pls pray dis prayer regularly 4 d children always
No matter how cheap the promo on casket may be, in this year 2017, it will not be used 4 me in d name of the Almighty God.
Pls send it to 12 people u love including me if u love me. I love u

SIMPLE Home safety rules

John, my friend, was on his way to work when he realised that he had forgotten his mobile phone at home. He wondered if he should let it be and continue his drive to the office. But he was expecting an important call that would not be in his interest to miss. So, he made a turn and headed home.

As expected, his apartment was locked. His wife left for office about the same time with him, and she took the children with her to school, on her way to work. As he walked briskly through the sitting room, he perceived the smell of burning food. His heart skipped a beat. Was it from his kitchen or from the neighbour's?

He rushed to the kitchen and flung the door open. Something was truly burning in the kitchen. He opened it and saw that it was a pot of tomato sauce. His wife must have wanted it to dry and had forgotten to turn off the gas cooker before leaving. He turned off the light.

He began to sweat as his heart continued to beat fast. He imagined all that could have happened if he had not come back to take his phone. The earliest time someone would have come back to his apartment was around 5pm. If that tomato in the pot had dried up, a fire would have started. The compound was usually deserted during the day that by the time help would come, the house would have been burnt down.

John was luckier than David. This cold weather has necessitated his family having their bath with warm water morning and night. This past Saturday, their home-help boiled water and poured it into a bucket and was coming out of the kitchen. His four-year-old daughter was chasing after her elder brother, who ran around the sitting room. The home-help emerged from the kitchen that same time, and the little boy ran into her and the hot water she had in a bucket. The hot water splashed up unto her face and the chest of the boy. It was a terrible sight to behold.

Nobody prays for domestic accidents but sometimes they occur. Burns, fire, death and other disasters occur at home most times because of someone's carelessness. We can avoid many of these domestic accidents by taking some measures that will cost us next to nothing. Below are some of them.

Hot water burn:
Never carry hot water in a kettle from the kitchen to the bathroom even when you are home alone. Never pour hot water into a bucket and carry it from the kitchen to the bathroom. First, pour some cold water into the bucket, take it to the kitchen and pour the hot water into the bucket. That way, the water is not hot enough to cause any harm if it accidently pours on you or somebody else.

Kitchen accidents:
Don't allow little children into the kitchen. While taking any hot pot off the fire, make sure you protect your hands well with gloves or napkins to avoid dropping the pot abruptly because of its hotness.

Knife accidents:
Never send your little children to get you a knife from the kitchen or fridge or a pair of scissors. Teach your children and everyone in your household to ALWAYS put a knife in a saucer before moving it out. Also, teach everyone in your household that while moving any sharp object like matchete around the house, it must be held upside down.

Danger from behind the curtain:
Kids are always running around the house. Never keep a chair, hot water, mirror, matchete, glass cups, heavy materials or sharp objects behind a curtain, even for a minute. If you have to, please draw the curtain. And when you are moving towards a curtain with or without any object in your hands, please make some noise to warn others of your approach.

Never keep little children out of sight:
When a little child that is less than four years old is left alone for a short while, he may get into harm or cause some harm. Don't let such children out of your sight for more than a minute.

Keep drugs away from the reach of children:
Although this is written on every drug bottle or packet, yet it needs to be stressed. Make sure that whenever you buy drugs or receive drugs from hospitals that they are kept where your children cannot reach them. When I was young, someone had administered nerve-and-bone liniment to a child as a syrup. Thankfully it was not poisonous.

Don't smoke in bed:
No matter your alertness and self-control level, don't smoke lying down on the bed. You may doze off with the lighted cigarette dropping on the pillow, bed or rug and burning down the house.

Ban the use of candles at home:
If you have little children, please don't use candles at home, even if you manufacture candles or get a free supply of candles. If you live alone and insist on using candles at home, please get a good candle stand and never let your guard down.

Don't cook when tired/don't cook and watch TV.
When you have something on fire, please avoid watching the TV. But more importantly, don't lie down on the bed for a few minutes when you are cooking, especially if you are home alone. If you are tired or feel sleepy because you were awake all night, please don't cook, especially if you are alone at home. You may likely sleep off.

Mind the iron:
When you are ironing your clothes, don't leave the hot iron flat on the table for a second to attend to something else. Switch off the iron from the wall and pull the cable out, once you need to attend to something else or once there is a cut in power supply. If not, when power supply is restored late at night when you are asleep or when nobody is at home, it could be disastrous.

Install stabilisers:
Because of frequent power surges, good stabilisers will not only save your electrical appliances, but could save any power surge from causing a fire outbreak, especially when nobody is at home.

Install fire extinguishers:
They could save you some heartache.

Ensure there is a second exit:
In the event of an emergency, it is important that you have an alternative exit. If a threat has blocked one exit, you can escape through the alternative exit.

Have a permanent place where you keep your exit keys in case of emergency. It is better they are always behind the door. It is dangerous to be searching for keys when there is an emergency.

Do a last-minute check:
Before you go to bed, do a last-minute check in the kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms, and the exit doors to confirm that everything is in order. When you are leaving home in the morning, do the same thing. If you only remember when you have reached the gate, rush back and do the check. That check can save you a lot.

The Creator is in control of our affairs. But we need to play our part first and leave the rest to Him.

Happy DayπŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’ž

Accounting is the only profession that is practiced on earth and in heaven

"Accounting is the only Profession practised on earth and in heaven" "Account for all ur actions on earth and account for same in heaven".  Now look at this πŸ‘‰πŸ»*BALANCE SHEET Of LIFE*

            Birth is your
          *Opening Stock.*
                 
       What comes to you
                   is
                *Credit.*
                 
    What goes from you
                   is
               *Debit.*

     Your ideas are your
               *Assets.*

     Your bad habits are 
                 your
           *Liabilities.*

         Your character is
                 your
              *Capital*

       Your happiness is
                your
              *Profit.*

     Your sorrow is your
                *Loss.*

    Your knowledge is
             your
        *Investment*

      Your age is your
        *Depreciation.*

           Death is your
         *Closing Stock.*
         
    And finally :
    GOD IS YOUR AUDITOR
.
Always endeavor to have a perfect  Balance Sheet because your AUDITOR will come back sooner than later. Share with all and Keep your books correctly.✍

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☺ 😍 🍏 Happy Birthday πŸŽ‚ 🌸 Chukwudi Akinlabi 🐠 😍 🍏

--------As you are a year older today --------πŸ‰ πŸ’¦ Happy Birthday to you on your birthday. Long life and prosperity. πŸ’ 😍 😊


May God Almighty prosper you and bless you in all areas of your life and prosper you and bless you in all departments of your life.

May this day be filled with wonders, joy and happiness. You will know no sorrow, pains or anguish.




I pray that as you grow, that God Almighty will increase you in knowledge, wisdom and understanding. And most importantly in His deep love of God's abundant mercy and love.


🌸 Happy Birthday πŸŽ‚





😘 😍 🌸 Olamiji Haminu.... Congratulations to you on your birthday πŸŽ‚ 🌸 🍏

--------As you are a year older today --------πŸ‰ πŸ’¦ Happy Birthday to you on your birthday. Long life and prosperity. πŸ’ 😍 😊




May God Almighty prosper you and bless you in all areas of your life and prosper you and bless you in all departments of your life.

May this day be filled with wonders, joy and happiness. You will know no sorrow, pains or anguish.


I pray that as you grow, that God Almighty will increase you in knowledge, wisdom and understanding. And most importantly in His deep love of God's abundant mercy and love.




🌸 Happy Birthday πŸŽ‚

πŸ€ 🐢 😍 Happy birthday to You πŸŽ‚ πŸ†

--------As you are a year older today --------πŸ‰ πŸ’¦ Happy Birthday to you on your birthday. Long life and prosperity. πŸ’ 😍 😊




May God Almighty prosper you and bless you in all areas of your life and prosper you and bless you in all departments of your life.

May this day be filled with wonders, joy and happiness. You will know no sorrow, pains or anguish.




I pray that as you grow, that God Almighty will increase you in knowledge, wisdom and understanding. And most importantly in His deep love of God's abundant mercy and love.




🌸 Happy Birthday πŸŽ‚

Happy birthday baby girl Kemriochukwu

--------As you are a year older today --------πŸ‰ πŸ’¦ Happy Birthday to you on your birthday. Long life and prosperity. πŸ’ 😍 😊






May God Almighty prosper you and bless you in all areas of your life and prosper you and bless you in all departments of your life.

May thi



s day be filled with wonders, joy and happiness. You will know no sorrow, pains or anguish.




I pray that as you grow, that God Almighty will increase you in knowledge, wisdom and understanding. And most importantly in His deep love of God's abundant mercy and love.




🌸 Happy Birthday πŸŽ‚

Happy Birthday πŸŽ‚ to you πŸŽ‚ ☺





--------As you are a year older today --------πŸ‰ πŸ’¦ Happy Birthday to you on your birthday. Long life and prosperity. πŸ’ 😍 😊




May God Almighty prosper you and bless you in all areas of your life and prosper you and bless you in all departments of your life.

May this day be filled with wonders, joy and happiness. You will know no sorrow, pains or anguish.




I pray that as you grow, that God Almighty will increase you in knowledge, wisdom and understanding. And most importantly in His deep love of God's abundant mercy and love.




🌸 Happy Birthday πŸŽ‚














Snapchat may be weird a times



Teachers Have Class.... Give them the due respect

Always ever busy, always on duty 

Taiye keeper.... What goes round will surely come round

What a strange world we live in... 

Back in the days, our parents used to say don't play football, go and read your books 

But now a days we now have football academy... 

Is this meal a complete balanced diet?

Baby

How to make gift box

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More on Pronouns

1.  Reflexive pronouns : These pronouns are used to show that the doers of a actions in sentences are also the receivers of actions in such sentences 
Samples : a)) Daddy drives HIMSELF to his office everyday 
                  b)) I taught MYSELF How to play the violin 
                   c)) We saw OURSELVES in the mirror at the cinema 


2.  Emphasizing pronouns : These pronouns are used to show emphasis or lay emphasis on how things are done. They appear immediately after the noun they empathize. They are also introduced by the word BY. 

Samples : a)) Daddy HIMSELF does the laundry every Saturday 
                  b)) This train is automatic. It moves by ITSELF 
                 c)) The kittens can now feed THEMSELVES 


3.  Reciprocal pronouns : These pronouns are used to show the exchange of action between two or more people. These pronouns are EACH OTHER and ONE ANOTHER 

Samples : a)) Bolu and Bola pushed each other (not Bolu and Bola pushed themselves) 
                  
            b)) The candidates taught one another during the examination (not the candidates taught themselves during the examination) 


4. Indifinte pronouns : These pronouns are called Indifinte pronouns because they do not refer to particular or specific people or things. They are used in a general sense. They include some, somebody, one, oneself, none, all, few, more, any, both etx

Samples 
A)  NONE of the student's was present at the seminar 

B) EVERYBODY is free to go home now 

Class work 
Identify the type of pronouns in capital letters 

1... In this compition, EVERYBODY is a winner 
Answer =

2... Many are called, FEW are chosen 
Answer =

3.... SOMEBODY must have stolen the phone 
Answer =

4.... WHO told you to go out 
Answer 

5...... The handbag is HERS 
ANSWER=

6....Mr James, WHO is the new principal was given a brand new jeep 
Answer =

7... The principal HIMSELF was invited to the police station 
Answer=

8...SHE loves watching football 
Answer =

9..... THESE are my disciples 
Answer=

10.... That house over there is OURS 
Answer =





The Goodness Of God

WEDNESDAY 9TH AUGUST, 2017

THEME: THE GOODNESS OF GOD
TEXT: ROMANS 2:1 - 10
HYMN: EMHB 968- Yes, God is good – in earth and sky.

The goodness of God is not only an attribute of God but also a foundational truth every Christian should embrace. Consider some of the reasons God's goodness is important to us: In His goodness to mankind He gave both the just and the unjust rain, sun, air, etc for our use. He did not differentiate nor discriminate between the white and the black. The LORD gives grace and glory; No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly (Psalm 84:11).

It is out of God's goodness that He concluded that it is not good for man to be alone and gave Adam a helper, Eve (Genesis 2:18-25). The goodness of God may thus be viewed as one facet of His glorious nature and character and also the overall summation of His nature and character.

According to Psalm 16:2 I said to the Lord, "You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing," NIV. You cannot have goodness without God, just as you cannot have God without goodness. God alone is good. God is the source of everything that is good; every good thing bestowed and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of light, with whom there is no variation, or shifting shadow - James 1:17. God does not withhold anything that is truly good from His children.

In conclusion, we simply cannot separate "good" from "God." This is what our society, and especially our educational system planners should take note of that you cannot teach values and morality without teaching about God. Parents, too, should teach their children the way of the Lord.



MEMORY VERSE: Romans 2:3 – 4 "And do you think this, O man, you who judge those practising such things, and doing the same, that you will escape the judgment of God? Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?"

PRAYER: Almighty God, in Your goodness you made all things for the comfort of human beings. Therefore, show us Your goodness by forgiving every sin we committed and lead us to Your eternal rest for in Jesus name we ask. Amen.

READ - DAY: Act 23; Night: Prov. 10-11

Police Uncovers Kidnappers Den In Lagos

Security, they use to say is everybody business. One cannot really say if there is an increase in crime nowadays or internet makes the exposure such crime public. 


Obadeyi-Ijaiye end of the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway was home to a mammoth crowd on Tuesday following the discovery of a suspected kidnappers' den in the area.



Clothes, slippers, bags, among other items, were reportedly found in an uncompleted building at the end of a tunnel in the area.

The crowd laid siege to the hideout from 7am till evening, during which five persons, suspected to be kidnappers and ritual killers, were accosted while trying to escape from the tunnel, which was part of a canal in the area.



Two of them were set ablaze by a mob while policemen rescued three others from the scene.

PUNCH Metro learnt that a highway sweeper with the Lagos State Waste Management Agency was on morning duty when she heard the voice of a woman calling for help from the canal.

The sweeper was said to have raised the alarm, which drew the attention of residents and security guards attached to a bank along the expressway.

Health Benefits of eating fruits

*HEALTH BENEFITS OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.*

*BANANAS*
🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌
•Protect your heart.
•Strengthen bones.
•Control blood pressure
•Block diarrhea.

*BEANS*
πŸ₯“πŸ₯“πŸ₯“πŸ₯“πŸ₯“
•Prevent constipation.
•Help hemorrhoids.
•Lower cholesterol.
•Combat cancer.
•Stabilize blood sugar.

*BROCCOLI*
•Strengthens.
•Saves eyesight.
•Combats cancer.
•Protects your heart.
•Controls blood pressure.

*CABBAGE*
•Combats cancer.
•Prevents constipation.
•Promotes weight loss.
•Protects your heart.
•Helps hemorrhoids.

*CARROTS*
πŸ₯•πŸ₯•πŸ₯•πŸ₯•πŸ₯•
•Save eyesight.
•Protect your heart.
•Prevent constipation.
•Combat cancer.
•Promote weight loss.

*CAULIFLOWER*
🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼
•Protects against Prostate Cancer.
•Combats Breast Cancer.
•Strengthens bones.
•Banishes bruises.
•Guards against heart disease.

*GARLIC*
•Lowers cholesterol.
•Controls blood pressure.
•Combats cancer.
•kills bacteria.
•Fights fungus.

*GRAPEFRUIT*
•Protects against heart attacks
•Promotes Weight loss
•Helps stops strokes
•Combats Prostate Cancer
•Lowers cholesterol

*GRAPES*
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•Save eyesight.
•Conquer kidney stones.
•Combat cancer.
•Enhance blood flow.
•Protect your heart.

*GREEN TEA*
🍡🍡🍡🍡🍡🍡
•Combats cancer.
•Protects your heart.
•Helps stops strokes.
•Promotes weight loss.
•Kills bacteria.

*HONEY*
🍯🍯🍯🍯🍯
•Heals wounds.
•Aids digestion.
•Guards against ulcers.
•Increases energy.
•Fights allergies.

*LEMONS AND LIME*
πŸ‹πŸˆπŸ‹πŸˆπŸ‹πŸˆ
•Combat cancer.
•Protect your heart.
•Control blood pressure.
•Smoothen skin.
•Stop scurvy.

*MUSHROOM*
πŸ„πŸ„πŸ„πŸ„πŸ„
•Controls blood pressure.
•Lowers cholesterol.
•Combats cancer.
•Strengthens bones.

*OLIVE OIL*
πŸ₯ƒπŸ₯ƒπŸ₯ƒπŸ₯ƒπŸ₯ƒ
•Protects your heart.
•Promotes Weight loss.
•Combats cancer.
•Battles diabetes.
•Smoothens skin.

*ONIONS*
•Reduce risk of heart attack.
•Combat cancer.
•Kill bacteria(bactericidal).
•Lower cholesterol.
•Fight fungal infections.

*ORANGES*
🍊🍊🍊🍊🍊
•Support immune systems.
•Combat cancer.
•Protect your heart.
•Straighten respiration.

*PINEAPPLE*
🍍🍍🍍🍍🍍
•Strengthens bones.
•Relieves colds.
•Aids digestion.
•Dissolves warts.
•Blocks diarrhea.

*STRAWBERRIES*
πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“
•Combat cancer.
•Protect your heart.
•Boost memory.
•Calm stress.

*SWEET POTATOES*
πŸ₯”πŸ₯”πŸ₯”πŸ₯”πŸ₯”
•Save your eyesight.
•Lift mood.
•Combat cancer.
•Strengthen bones.

*TOMATOES*
πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…
•Protect prostate.
•Combat cancer.
•Lower cholesterol.
•Protect your heart.

*WALNUTS*
πŸ₯œπŸ₯œπŸ₯œπŸ₯œπŸ₯œ
•Lower cholesterol.
•Combat cancer.
•Boost memory.
•Protect against cardiovascular diseases.

*WATER*
🚰🚰🚰🚰🚰
•Quenches thirst.
•Combats cancer.
•Conquers kidney stones.

*WATERMELON*
πŸ‰πŸ‰πŸ‰πŸ‰πŸ‰
•Protects prostate.
•Promotes weight loss.
•Lowers cholesterol.
•Helps stops strokes.
•Controls blood pressure.
•Fights dehydration.

*APPLES*
🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏
•Protect your heart.
•Prevent constipation.
•Prevent diarrhea.
•Improve lung capacity.
•Cushion joints.

*AVOCADOS*
πŸ₯‘πŸ₯‘πŸ₯‘πŸ₯‘πŸ₯‘
•Battle diabetes.
•Lower cholesterol.
•Help stops strokes.
•Control blood pressure.
•Smoothen skin.

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Function of Nouns in sentences

1.  As the subject of the sentence eg
         Olu is a coward (Olu is the subject of the verb is) 
           Edet jumps over the fence (Edet is the subject of the verb jump) 

2. As the object of a verb in a sentence 
           Mummy sells apples (apples is the object of the verb apples) 
           The horses pulled the wagon ( the wagon is the object of the verb pulled) 

   3. As verb compliment in a sentence eg 
        
A noun is a word that represents a person, a place, or a thing. A thing in this definition can be a physical entity or it can be an abstract idea. A noun may be used as a subject of a sentence, as a direct object, as an indirect object, or it may be used as the object of a preposition. Some additional noun applications are addressed below. Some examples of noun usage appear in the following sentences.
noun as subject

Carpenters drive nails with air powered guns.

Blackhawk was a famous American Indian.

If it were Friday, John would be here.
Carpenters is the subject of the first sentence. Blackhawk is the subject of the second sentence. Blackhawk is the name of a person. A noun that represents the name of a person or a specific place is a proper noun. Some other nouns are also proper nouns, e.g., September, Easter, Holocaust. A proper noun is capitalized regardless of its position in the sentence. John is the subject of the third sentence.
noun as direct object

Mr. Liu washed the car.

The authorities commended Roberta.

Identify a direct object by asking what or whom.
First sentence. Mr. Liu washed what? Answer: car. Car is the direct object of the verb washed.

Second sentence. The authorities commended whom? Answer: Roberta. Roberta is the direct object of the verb commended.

noun as indirect object

I sent Stephanie the camera.

He bought the dog a kennel.

Identify an indirect object by asking to what, for what, or to whom, for whom.
First sentence. I sent the camera to whom? Answer: Stephanie. Stephanie is the indirect object.

Second sentence. He bought a kennel for what? Answer: dog. Dog is the indirect object.

noun as object of a preposition

He pulled the little red wagon to the store.

From her perspective, the meeting was a success.

First sentence. The preposition is to, and the object of that preposition is the noun store.

Second sentence: The preposition is from, and the object of that preposition is the noun perspective.

predicate noun

An intransitive verb cannot accept an object. A noun that follows an intransitive verb and completes the meaning of a sentence is called a complement. The word complement means to complete. A sentence has a subject and a predicate. Predicate is a generic term that includes those parts of the sentence that explain the subject of the sentence. The noun that follows an intransitive verb and completes the predicate may also be called a predicate noun or predicate nominative.
Note that a predicate noun is an alternate word for the subject of the sentence.
Mr. Chiao is a violinist.

I am a candidate.

Mr. Martinez will be governor.

In the first sentence above Mr. Chiao is the subject, and violinist is the predicate noun. The subject of the second sentence is I, and the predicate noun is candidate. Mr. Martinez is the subject of the third sentence, and the predicate noun is governor.
appositive noun
Appositive means near. In English grammar an appositive is a noun or pronoun placed near another noun or pronoun. The appositive enhances our understanding of the original noun or pronoun.
My sister, Ann, is in town for the reunion.

Miguel, the valedictorian, will deliver the commencement oration.

"We, the people. . . ."

In the first sentence above, my sister is the subject of the sentence, and Ann is the appositive. Miguel is the subject of the second sentence, and valedictorian is the appositive.
noun as possessive modifier

A noun can be used to modify another noun. That is, a noun can function as an adjective or adverb. A noun can also convey a sense of possession. Consider the following example.
The town's water supply is in jeopardy.

The word town is a noun. In the sentence above the word town's identifies which water supply is in jeopardy. Town's is possessive case. The town possesses the water supply.
noun functioning as an adjective

The water pump is broken.
The word water is a noun, but in this application it functions as an adjective that describes the kind of pump.
noun functioning as an adverb

I walked home.
The word home is a noun, but in this application it functions as an adverb that defines where I walked.
noun description

class proper noun, or common noun

number singular, or plural

gender feminine, or masculine, or neuter

case nominative, or objective, or possessive

syntax grammatical relationship of the noun to other words in the sentence.


In generations past the first six or eight years of public education were conducted in schools that were frequently called "grammar schools." Students were often rigorously instructed in English grammar. A student might have been asked to parse a sentence. Parse means to take apart and describe as a noun could be described using the information given above. The term parse is currently (circa 2003) enjoying popularity among computer programmers.
                  

University of Lagos Online Registration

The University of Lagos online registration for the Screening Exercise for Admission into ALL COURSES/PROGRAMMES for the 2017/2018 Academic Year will commence from Wednesday, August 9 to Wednesday, August 31, 2017.
ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES:
Candidates who made University of Lagos their first choice in the 2017 UTME and scored 200 and above are eligible for the screening. In addition, candidates must possess five (5) credit passes at one sitting in relevant O/level subjects including English Language and Mathematics.
Candidates, who will not be sixteen (16) years of age by Tuesday, October 31, 2017 are not eligible and need not apply.
Candidates who are awaiting results are also eligible to apply for the screening. Such candidates will be allowed to upload their results when they are released only if they applied within the specified period. Candidates are advised to check the University website for the specified period.
SCREENING FEE: – N2,500
REGISTRATION PROCEDURE:
Eligible candidates should log on to University website www.unilag.edu.ng . Then, take the following steps:
Click on Full-Time Undergraduate Admission
Click on Post-UTME Screening
Login with UTME number and surname in lowercase as password
Generate payment advice
Proceed to any commercial bank to make payment
Return to the Unilag portal to complete the screening form
NOTE: Candidates will be required to upload their O'level results to complete the application
ENQUIRIES:
Further clarification may be obtained via email:
admissions@unilag.edu.ng and the following phone numbers: 08182716045, 07046537158, 07043359831 and 08182716045.
Candidates are advised to adhere strictly to the guidelines and obtain necessary clarifications.
Dr. (Mrs.) Taiwo F. Ipaye, FNIM
Registrar and Secretary to Council

What you should never put in your cv

Too much personal information:

Your name, contact information and employment history details are relevant and necessary,
so you must have them on your CV. However, you needn't offer too much personal information. Avoid having your photo on the CV.
Nor should you feel the need to specify your gender, age, sexual orientation, religion or caste. While there is no harm in doing so, it may unnecessarily bias the employers against you. So, it is best to avoid such personal details.

Irrelevant work experience: Read the job description carefully and modify your CV accordingly.
Recruiters prefer and pay more attention to short and clear CVs, so it is advisable to exclude work experience that is in no way relevant to the job you're applying for.

Spelling and grammatical errors:

Spelling mistakes and poor grammar on the CV is surprisingly very common. One in every two persons is likely to have an error of this nature on his/her CV.
Be sure to check your spellings thoroughly (including names of organisations, names of people, titles of degrees, etc.). Use a spell check if you're not too sure of your spelling. It's also a good idea to get someone else to read your CV to point out any mistakes.

Negative language:

You have to be sure to sound positive in your CV. Don't refer to your previous job as a "mistake" or as a "waste of time" or even "boring". Instead, use words and phrases that have a positive impact on the reader, such as "valuable experience". Even if you feel negatively about an ex-boss or a previous job, don't express it in your CV. Moreover, don't emphasise what you think may be your shortcomings. Focus on your qualities, skills and positive traits...

Prayer for August

These are my prayers for you this August

Profound Meaning of Yoruba Names By Daniel Ayodele Adeniran

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Profound Meaning Of Yoruba Surnames (Learn Yours Now!)

There are many Yoruba names whose meanings are now lost due to the facts that the words forming the roots of those words are no longer in use.
For instance ask the young Master Olopade the meaning of his name and he will probably tell you that his name means " policeman has come". Ask Mr Olopade, his father, and he would probably tell you it means "the owner of the staff has come". The two of them would be wrong as Olopade actually means " the Opa devotee has come". The same goes for all other Opa names like Opatola, Opadotun etc. Those names show that the ancestors of the bearers of the names were worshippers or devotees of the Opa Cult otherwise called Awo Opa, one of the religion cults or secret societies proscribed by the British in colonial days.
Or imagine another scenario: Pastor Obafemi, the pastor of a Pentecostal church, is asking Deacon Ogunyemi to change his name because he believes that the name of the deacon is associated with Ogun, an idol, without realizing that his own name is also idolatrous in its origin.

Even Professor Wole Soyinka in his book "The Man Died" gave the meaning of his surname Soyinka to be "surrounded by wizards". This is far from being the case. Names like Soyinka, Sonekan, Sonuga etc do not derive from "Oso" wizard but rather they derive from Orisaoko, the Yoruba god of Agriculture. The name Soyinka in full is Orisaokoyinka which became shortened by a gradual declension to Sookoyinka, Sooyinka and finally to Soyinka. It is the same for all the other "Soo..." names.

If a whole Professor Soyinka, a master of literature and language can be thus mistaken on the derivation and meaning of his own name, what about we lesser mortals. It is in order to put these various misconceptions right that I am publishing this little work via this medium.

This list is by no means exhaustive and other's inputs are welcome so it can be in writing for generations yet unborn so that the knowledge of the meaning of our names will not die out.

Also if you want to know the meaning of your Yoruba name, you are welcome to ask.

Agba o ni i tan lorile.

The "Oku" names like Okusanya, Okusehinde, Okusaga etc are not derived from "Oku" do-mi, a dead person. They are derived from "OkΓΉ" the Ijebu god of wealth which corresponds to " AjΓ©" the Oyo Yoruba god of wealth. Thus Okusanya means the god of wealth has rewarded me for my sufferings and not dead person has rewarded me for my sufferings.

Ore Names like Oresanya, Oredipe etc. They do not derive from Ore, do-mi (friend) but from Ore, re-do ( a deity).

Ope Names like Opeseyi, Opetola etc do not derive from Ope, do-re, palm tree but rather from Ope, do-do, an Ifa divining chain.

Igbin Names like Onigbinde, Igbintade etc do not derive from Igbin, do-mi, (snail) but rather from Igbin, re-re ( a drum beaten for the Orisaala worship). The ancestors of people bearing these names were drummers for Orisaala worshippers.
Onasanya, Onabajo these names are not derived from ona (road) but they derive from ona (craft). The name bearers of these names would be people who were craftsmen like sculptors etc in their origin

Alalade does not derive from ala do-mi (dream) but derives from Ala do-do (white, the insignia of the Orisala or Obatala deity and it means the owner of ala has come, the Orisala devotee has come and not the dreamer has come as many have supposed it means.
Elegbede does not derive from egbe, re-mi (the supposed magical means of teleporting) and is not supposed to be pronounced as Elegbede re-mi-mi as Sunny Ade sang it in one of the records he made for the Erelu of Lagos when he sang "Aya Dehinde mi kaabo, Elegbede, Abiola Fernandez ku eto". The name is derived from egbe do-do meaning support. Thus the name is more properly pronounced as Elegbede re-mi-do-mi-mi (the defender, the one who will fight or support my cause) has come
Onipede does not derive from ipe do-mi (fish scales) but derives from ipe do-do (consolation). So it should not be pronounced as Onipede re-mi-vi-mi the owner of scales has come but rather as Onipede re-mi-do-mi-mi (the consoler has come)
Baba re-re and Oba re-re names such as Babasanya, Babafemi, Obadare, Obafemi, Obasanjo do not derive from father or king. They both derive their roots from Sonponna, the god of small-pox, which used to be referred to in reverent tone in olden days as Baba so that he would not kill them. If you will recall, In olden times, the marks left on the faces of anyone who recovered from small-pox attack used to be referred to as Ila-Baba, that is father's marks.

Chief Olusegun Obasanjo at page Page 45 of his latest book My Watch gave us an insight into the origin of the names starting with Oba when he stated the origin of his name Obasanjo as follows:
"The change of fortune in my father's life was, to me inexplicable. Apart from being hardworking, he was a stickler to everything correct - correct behavior and mannerism; correct attitude in almost all things; respect for all, both younger and older. He was a good family man, wise and confident--most people in the village and many from neighboring villages sought his advice- and he was always sober and caring. My father's social drink was fresh palmwine, which contains little or no alcohol before it ferments. But suddenly, my father started taking ogogoro, the locally brewed gin. The drink is reputed to be harsh and intoxicating. As my father indulged in this drink, things started going downhill for him. He became alcoholic. People wondered and were concerned.
"My mother took to enquiring from the gods and seeking a solution from diviners. The answer they came up with was that my father was an abiku (children that are regarded as dying and coming back, reborn through the same parents). They said also that when my grand mother came to her wits' end, desperate to have a surviving child, she sought a child through the deity of smallpox, Obaluaiye. It was assumed that the neglect of Obaluaiye in our family has caused the change in my father's lifestyle. The deity had to be appeased by my sister, Wola, being made a worshiper and being inducted into all the rituals of Obaluaiye. I was then made to understand that my father's name, Obasanjo, was given to appreciate the kindness of Obaluaiye in granting my grandmother a surviving child. I later saw all this as superstition, anyway. And, in any case, my father's gradual but steady downturn of fortune was neither stopped nor reversed until he died early in 1960. My sister married a Muslim and forgot about worshipping Obaluaiye and practising its rituals"
From this one can see that the Oba in Obasanjo, Obafemi, derived from Obaluwaye otherwise called Sonponna, the god of small pox and does not derive from king.

So Pastor Obafemi in the hypothetical case mentioned above would do well to remove the log in his own eyes first by changing his own name first before insisting that Deacon Ogunyemi should change his name.
Oloko re-mi-do does not derive from the word oko re-do lorry or canoe and it does not mean the owner of a lorry or the owner of canoe, but it derives from the word oko do-do (spear) and it means the owner, master or lord of the spear. It is a war title which has become a name. It is the title borne by the group of warriors whose chosen weapons of warfare is the spare.
Adekogbe re-mi-do-mi does not mean the crown rejects excreta as the word igbe do-mi in the name does not mean excreta; rather it means a bush or a light forest. The name means the crown rejects the bush, that is to say a prince shouldn't be involved in manual labour or farming activities. Adekogbe is a name much favoured by the Ijebus, as they are of all Yoruba tribes a tribe that is more averse to farm work or manual labour than any of the other Yoruba tribes. They prefer to trade instead.
Ade re-mi names like Adeboye Adebayo Adebola are not derived from Ade (crown) but rather they are derived from the verb de which means to come. Adeboye means he who came at a time when chieftaincy has just entered into the family. Adebayo means he who comes to meet when a thing of joy has just come into the family and Adebola means he who comes to meet when wealth has just come into the family.
Apart from the misconstrued names, there are other names whose meanings are now recondite as many people no longer knows what the names mean.

Shadare Sadeko, Sadela etc, these names derive from the Orisala otherwise called Obatala deity. Shadare is an hyphenated form of Orishadare. The word Orisha whenever used alone invariably refers to Obatala otherwise called Orisala. So those names are names of people named after the Orishala deity. Shadare or Sadare then would mean Obatala has vindicated (me). Sadeko would mean that an Obatala worshipper has arrived at Eko (Lagos) Sadela would mean Obatala has arrived into wealth
Akeredolu re-mi-mi-re-mi means he who reduces himself in order to become a king. He who humbles himself to become a king like the title of that play She Stoops To Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith.
Adewuyi re-mi-re-do means the crown grows honour, that is the crown produces honour.
Olofa re-mi-do means the owner of arrows or the master or lord of arrows. It is another war title that has become a name and it is the title given to those whose weapons of war in battle is the bow and arrow, that is archers.

Alokolaro re-mi-re-mi-do-mi-mi means he who has a large farm and also has a cooperative society to assist him to do the farm work. Aaro is a cooperative system among the Yorubas whereby the members agree to work jointly in the farm of each member of the group in turn until they have finished the farm-work of all the members.

Olowe re-mi-do means he who has an owe do-do cooperative group. Owe is another type of cooperative society whereby the members assist each other to work in the farm of each other. Olowe is thus somebody who has a large number of people at his beck and call whom he can call upon to assist him anytime in his farm or other work
Apara re-re-re is short for Aparaogunbienipale re-re-re-re-re-mi-re-mi-re-mi. implies he who sets war at naught. It means literally somebody who gets ready for war as easily as other people get ready for home affairs.

Okoya re-mi-re-mi means the hoe has torn into pieces. It is an Abiku name. It implies an imploration to the Abiku not to die again as the hoe for burial has torn into pieces.
Okose means the hoe has broken, same as Okoya
Popoola means the avenue of Honour or nobility. Popo means a broad street or avenue, Ola means honour or nobility
Adesiyan means the crown is good
Adelabu means the crown has passed through the deep (the sea)
Banmeke means hold or sustain the rafter of the house with me. Eke is the underlying structure upon which the leaves used to roof the house was be placed. It served the purpose now served by the rafter as forming the superstructure of the roof. It thus a very important part of the house or family.
Falade means the god of divination has intermingled with royalty, probably a name given to a child who was born of an Ifa priesthood parent and a royal parent, like the mother of the 1st Olowu who being a princess married his father's priest.
Olaniyan means nobility has swagger, that is to say noble people have a special way in which they carry themselves,
Adedeke or Dedeke re-mi-re-mi means he who comes to become a very important part of the house. Eke (the rafter) being the superstructure of the roof. The Ade there is not crown but is from the verb de meaning to come or arrive.
Oluwusi means kingship has increased
Adebosin means he that came to meet kingship
Osinbajo means the king has returned from a journey. Osin re-do means king. Bo means to come back from ajo do-do which means a journey.

Asaju re-re-mi-mi means the leader of the van. It is the war title of the chief of the unit that fights at the head of the army.
Seriki derived from the Hausa word for king sarkin. He is the head of all the junior war chiefs
Sarumi do-do-mi is another war title given to the head of the Cavalry, that is the unit of the army that fight with horses or on horseback
Alasa re-mi-mi-do is a war title that has now become a name. It does not refer to aasa tobacco, but to asa the shield. Alasa means the owner or lord of the shield, that is the shield bearer, perhaps of the king. Asa means shield.
Oshadipe. Orishadipe. The god (Obatala) has used this one (the newly born baby) to console by using him to replace a loss recently suffered by the family.
Sonibare means be careful in choosing whom you allow to get close to you.
Eesuola means the pool that is the reservoir of honour or nobility
Bamgbegbin mi-re-mi-do means assist me to carry the Igbin. It is a name borne by drummers for Orisala worship. (Igbin is the drum beaten in the worship of Orisaala/Obatala deity)
Tella do-do is a name borne only by Oyo princes and it means bend or bow to become in order to become wealthy.
Oladoyibo re-mi-do-do-mi means Honour surrounds him
Olasope re-mi-re-mi means honour has emerged completely.
Kotoye do-mi-mi is short for Kotoyesi do-mi-mi-mi-mi, which means not worthy of being honoured, a name given to a child believed to be an Abiku because the Yorubas believe that such a child if shown any love or regard by being given sweet and affectionate names would go back to his group of bad children but if shown he is despised and of scant regard and is expected by his parents to die anytime, he would stay; because Abikus have a perverse tendency to do just the opposite of what you expect them to do. For that reason, they are given derogatory names like Kotoyesi, Aja (dog) etc
Bamgbose mi-re-mi-mi means assist me in carrying the ose, that is Sango's wand. It is a name given to children born by Sango worshippers.
Sorry I could not write the names in Yoruba character as I don't have a Yoruba keyboard and all the virtual ones I downloaded and the one sent to me by the Proudly Yoruba Administrator did not seem to work.

By: Daniel Ayodele Adeniran




Deeper Meaning of Yoruba Names. Etymology. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ‘ŒThanks to Daniel Ayodele 😁😭😊

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Profound Meaning Of Yoruba Surnames (Learn Yours Now!)

There are many Yoruba names whose meanings are now lost due to the facts that the words forming the roots of those words are no longer in use.
For instance ask the young Master Olopade the meaning of his name and he will probably tell you that his name means " policeman has come". Ask Mr Olopade, his father, and he would probably tell you it means "the owner of the staff has come". The two of them would be wrong as Olopade actually means " the Opa devotee has come". The same goes for all other Opa names like Opatola, Opadotun etc. Those names show that the ancestors of the bearers of the names were worshippers or devotees of the Opa Cult otherwise called Awo Opa, one of the religion cults or secret societies proscribed by the British in colonial days.
Or imagine another scenario: Pastor Obafemi, the pastor of a Pentecostal church, is asking Deacon Ogunyemi to change his name because he believes that the name of the deacon is associated with Ogun, an idol, without realizing that his own name is also idolatrous in its origin.

Even Professor Wole Soyinka in his book "The Man Died" gave the meaning of his surname Soyinka to be "surrounded by wizards". This is far from being the case. Names like Soyinka, Sonekan, Sonuga etc do not derive from "Oso" wizard but rather they derive from Orisaoko, the Yoruba god of Agriculture. The name Soyinka in full is Orisaokoyinka which became shortened by a gradual declension to Sookoyinka, Sooyinka and finally to Soyinka. It is the same for all the other "Soo..." names.

If a whole Professor Soyinka, a master of literature and language can be thus mistaken on the derivation and meaning of his own name, what about we lesser mortals. It is in order to put these various misconceptions right that I am publishing this little work via this medium.

This list is by no means exhaustive and other's inputs are welcome so it can be in writing for generations yet unborn so that the knowledge of the meaning of our names will not die out.

Also if you want to know the meaning of your Yoruba name, you are welcome to ask.

Agba o ni i tan lorile.

The "Oku" names like Okusanya, Okusehinde, Okusaga etc are not derived from "Oku" do-mi, a dead person. They are derived from "OkΓΉ" the Ijebu god of wealth which corresponds to " AjΓ©" the Oyo Yoruba god of wealth. Thus Okusanya means the god of wealth has rewarded me for my sufferings and not dead person has rewarded me for my sufferings.

Ore Names like Oresanya, Oredipe etc. They do not derive from Ore, do-mi (friend) but from Ore, re-do ( a deity).

Ope Names like Opeseyi, Opetola etc do not derive from Ope, do-re, palm tree but rather from Ope, do-do, an Ifa divining chain.

Igbin Names like Onigbinde, Igbintade etc do not derive from Igbin, do-mi, (snail) but rather from Igbin, re-re ( a drum beaten for the Orisaala worship). The ancestors of people bearing these names were drummers for Orisaala worshippers.
Onasanya, Onabajo these names are not derived from ona (road) but they derive from ona (craft). The name bearers of these names would be people who were craftsmen like sculptors etc in their origin

Alalade does not derive from ala do-mi (dream) but derives from Ala do-do (white, the insignia of the Orisala or Obatala deity and it means the owner of ala has come, the Orisala devotee has come and not the dreamer has come as many have supposed it means.
Elegbede does not derive from egbe, re-mi (the supposed magical means of teleporting) and is not supposed to be pronounced as Elegbede re-mi-mi as Sunny Ade sang it in one of the records he made for the Erelu of Lagos when he sang "Aya Dehinde mi kaabo, Elegbede, Abiola Fernandez ku eto". The name is derived from egbe do-do meaning support. Thus the name is more properly pronounced as Elegbede re-mi-do-mi-mi (the defender, the one who will fight or support my cause) has come
Onipede does not derive from ipe do-mi (fish scales) but derives from ipe do-do (consolation). So it should not be pronounced as Onipede re-mi-vi-mi the owner of scales has come but rather as Onipede re-mi-do-mi-mi (the consoler has come)
Baba re-re and Oba re-re names such as Babasanya, Babafemi, Obadare, Obafemi, Obasanjo do not derive from father or king. They both derive their roots from Sonponna, the god of small-pox, which used to be referred to in reverent tone in olden days as Baba so that he would not kill them. If you will recall, In olden times, the marks left on the faces of anyone who recovered from small-pox attack used to be referred to as Ila-Baba, that is father's marks.

Chief Olusegun Obasanjo at page Page 45 of his latest book My Watch gave us an insight into the origin of the names starting with Oba when he stated the origin of his name Obasanjo as follows:
"The change of fortune in my father's life was, to me inexplicable. Apart from being hardworking, he was a stickler to everything correct - correct behavior and mannerism; correct attitude in almost all things; respect for all, both younger and older. He was a good family man, wise and confident--most people in the village and many from neighboring villages sought his advice- and he was always sober and caring. My father's social drink was fresh palmwine, which contains little or no alcohol before it ferments. But suddenly, my father started taking ogogoro, the locally brewed gin. The drink is reputed to be harsh and intoxicating. As my father indulged in this drink, things started going downhill for him. He became alcoholic. People wondered and were concerned.
"My mother took to enquiring from the gods and seeking a solution from diviners. The answer they came up with was that my father was an abiku (children that are regarded as dying and coming back, reborn through the same parents). They said also that when my grand mother came to her wits' end, desperate to have a surviving child, she sought a child through the deity of smallpox, Obaluaiye. It was assumed that the neglect of Obaluaiye in our family has caused the change in my father's lifestyle. The deity had to be appeased by my sister, Wola, being made a worshiper and being inducted into all the rituals of Obaluaiye. I was then made to understand that my father's name, Obasanjo, was given to appreciate the kindness of Obaluaiye in granting my grandmother a surviving child. I later saw all this as superstition, anyway. And, in any case, my father's gradual but steady downturn of fortune was neither stopped nor reversed until he died early in 1960. My sister married a Muslim and forgot about worshipping Obaluaiye and practising its rituals"
From this one can see that the Oba in Obasanjo, Obafemi, derived from Obaluwaye otherwise called Sonponna, the god of small pox and does not derive from king.

So Pastor Obafemi in the hypothetical case mentioned above would do well to remove the log in his own eyes first by changing his own name first before insisting that Deacon Ogunyemi should change his name.
Oloko re-mi-do does not derive from the word oko re-do lorry or canoe and it does not mean the owner of a lorry or the owner of canoe, but it derives from the word oko do-do (spear) and it means the owner, master or lord of the spear. It is a war title which has become a name. It is the title borne by the group of warriors whose chosen weapons of warfare is the spare.
Adekogbe re-mi-do-mi does not mean the crown rejects excreta as the word igbe do-mi in the name does not mean excreta; rather it means a bush or a light forest. The name means the crown rejects the bush, that is to say a prince shouldn't be involved in manual labour or farming activities. Adekogbe is a name much favoured by the Ijebus, as they are of all Yoruba tribes a tribe that is more averse to farm work or manual labour than any of the other Yoruba tribes. They prefer to trade instead.
Ade re-mi names like Adeboye Adebayo Adebola are not derived from Ade (crown) but rather they are derived from the verb de which means to come. Adeboye means he who came at a time when chieftaincy has just entered into the family. Adebayo means he who comes to meet when a thing of joy has just come into the family and Adebola means he who comes to meet when wealth has just come into the family.
Apart from the misconstrued names, there are other names whose meanings are now recondite as many people no longer knows what the names mean.

Shadare Sadeko, Sadela etc, these names derive from the Orisala otherwise called Obatala deity. Shadare is an hyphenated form of Orishadare. The word Orisha whenever used alone invariably refers to Obatala otherwise called Orisala. So those names are names of people named after the Orishala deity. Shadare or Sadare then would mean Obatala has vindicated (me). Sadeko would mean that an Obatala worshipper has arrived at Eko (Lagos) Sadela would mean Obatala has arrived into wealth
Akeredolu re-mi-mi-re-mi means he who reduces himself in order to become a king. He who humbles himself to become a king like the title of that play She Stoops To Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith.
Adewuyi re-mi-re-do means the crown grows honour, that is the crown produces honour.
Olofa re-mi-do means the owner of arrows or the master or lord of arrows. It is another war title that has become a name and it is the title given to those whose weapons of war in battle is the bow and arrow, that is archers.

Alokolaro re-mi-re-mi-do-mi-mi means he who has a large farm and also has a cooperative society to assist him to do the farm work. Aaro is a cooperative system among the Yorubas whereby the members agree to work jointly in the farm of each member of the group in turn until they have finished the farm-work of all the members.

Olowe re-mi-do means he who has an owe do-do cooperative group. Owe is another type of cooperative society whereby the members assist each other to work in the farm of each other. Olowe is thus somebody who has a large number of people at his beck and call whom he can call upon to assist him anytime in his farm or other work
Apara re-re-re is short for Aparaogunbienipale re-re-re-re-re-mi-re-mi-re-mi. implies he who sets war at naught. It means literally somebody who gets ready for war as easily as other people get ready for home affairs.

Okoya re-mi-re-mi means the hoe has torn into pieces. It is an Abiku name. It implies an imploration to the Abiku not to die again as the hoe for burial has torn into pieces.
Okose means the hoe has broken, same as Okoya
Popoola means the avenue of Honour or nobility. Popo means a broad street or avenue, Ola means honour or nobility
Adesiyan means the crown is good
Adelabu means the crown has passed through the deep (the sea)
Banmeke means hold or sustain the rafter of the house with me. Eke is the underlying structure upon which the leaves used to roof the house was be placed. It served the purpose now served by the rafter as forming the superstructure of the roof. It thus a very important part of the house or family.
Falade means the god of divination has intermingled with royalty, probably a name given to a child who was born of an Ifa priesthood parent and a royal parent, like the mother of the 1st Olowu who being a princess married his father's priest.
Olaniyan means nobility has swagger, that is to say noble people have a special way in which they carry themselves,
Adedeke or Dedeke re-mi-re-mi means he who comes to become a very important part of the house. Eke (the rafter) being the superstructure of the roof. The Ade there is not crown but is from the verb de meaning to come or arrive.
Oluwusi means kingship has increased
Adebosin means he that came to meet kingship
Osinbajo means the king has returned from a journey. Osin re-do means king. Bo means to come back from ajo do-do which means a journey.

Asaju re-re-mi-mi means the leader of the van. It is the war title of the chief of the unit that fights at the head of the army.
Seriki derived from the Hausa word for king sarkin. He is the head of all the junior war chiefs
Sarumi do-do-mi is another war title given to the head of the Cavalry, that is the unit of the army that fight with horses or on horseback
Alasa re-mi-mi-do is a war title that has now become a name. It does not refer to aasa tobacco, but to asa the shield. Alasa means the owner or lord of the shield, that is the shield bearer, perhaps of the king. Asa means shield.
Oshadipe. Orishadipe. The god (Obatala) has used this one (the newly born baby) to console by using him to replace a loss recently suffered by the family.
Sonibare means be careful in choosing whom you allow to get close to you.
Eesuola means the pool that is the reservoir of honour or nobility
Bamgbegbin mi-re-mi-do means assist me to carry the Igbin. It is a name borne by drummers for Orisala worship. (Igbin is the drum beaten in the worship of Orisaala/Obatala deity)
Tella do-do is a name borne only by Oyo princes and it means bend or bow to become in order to become wealthy.
Oladoyibo re-mi-do-do-mi means Honour surrounds him
Olasope re-mi-re-mi means honour has emerged completely.
Kotoye do-mi-mi is short for Kotoyesi do-mi-mi-mi-mi, which means not worthy of being honoured, a name given to a child believed to be an Abiku because the Yorubas believe that such a child if shown any love or regard by being given sweet and affectionate names would go back to his group of bad children but if shown he is despised and of scant regard and is expected by his parents to die anytime, he would stay; because Abikus have a perverse tendency to do just the opposite of what you expect them to do. For that reason, they are given derogatory names like Kotoyesi, Aja (dog) etc
Bamgbose mi-re-mi-mi means assist me in carrying the ose, that is Sango's wand. It is a name given to children born by Sango worshippers.
Sorry I could not write the names in Yoruba character as I don't have a Yoruba keyboard and all the virtual ones I downloaded and the one sent to me by the Proudly Yoruba Administrator did not seem to work.

πŸ˜œπŸ˜­πŸ˜‚By: Daniel Ayodele πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Š❤




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