Many people believe that someone who has made a personal fortune will know how to make an entire nation more prosperous.
I am not claiming that business-people are stupid or that economists are particularly smart. On the contrary, if the 100 top Nigerian business executives got together with the 100 leading economists, the least impressive of the former group would probably outshine the most impressive of the latter. My point is that the style of thinking necessary for economic analysis is very different from that which leads to success in business. By understanding that difference, we can begin to understand what it means to do good economic analysis and perhaps even help some businesspeople become the great economists they surely have the intellect to be.
Nollywood actor, Afeez Oyetoro popularly known as Saka, is celebrating his 16th wedding anniversary today.
According to the actor who was quite emotional with his post, ‘the only regret I have is that I got married to her just only sixteen years ago and not earlier than that’ he wrote.
See his full post below…
Today, (May 24 2019), sixteen years ago, Olaide Saidat said “yes” and we became husband and wife. But I have a regret. In my life, the only regret I have is that I got married to her just only sixteen years ago and not earlier than that.
It has been sixteen years of loving and mature understanding. Sixteen years of sharing same vision, dreams, aspirations as a result of divine love. We have been moving from glorious heights to glorious heights. Every time that I consider the trend of things when I got married to this woman sixteen years ago, I always regret I didn’t marry her earlier, much more earlier.
May be thirty years ago, forty years ago or even fifty years ago. Well better late than never. I thank ALLAH for granting me the grace to marry this wonderful, superb, and beautiful mother of our precious kids. Glory be to ALLAH for HIS grace and favour.
Please kindly join us to celebrate our sixteenth wedding anniversary. Wishing you all a divinely blessed weekend.
Mr. Ibrahim Magu, the acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, on Wednesday, said that the Commission was not going after musicians.
Speaking on the prosecution of musician, Afeez Fashola, a.k.a Naira Marley, for charges bordering on internet fraud at an interactieve session with artistes, comedians and On-Air-Personalities in Abuja, the EFCC boss said that the commission had no issue with any member of the entertainment sector of the country.
“I have said it in the past and I will also like to restate, that the EFCC does not go after an innocent person.
“Our mandate is to rid Nigeria of any form of economic and financial crimes, and internet fraud is not excluded,”
Magu also sought to partner with Nigerian artistes and comedians in the fight against corruption particularly internet fraud.
He said, “You have a very wide reach, so lend us your voices. Please let your works propagate and promote integrity and the right values.
“I urge you to raise a collective slogan against all forms of criminality among our youths, condemn in strong terms, ostentatious living without credible sources of income, particularly the get-rich-at-all-cost syndrome among the youths.
Government derives its authority from God to promote good and restrain evil. This mandate is expressly stated in Romans 13:1-7. Elsewhere, Paul urges that prayers be made “for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life” (1 Timothy 2:1-2). Paul understood the need for Christian participation in government.
Government plays a role in the work of God’s kingdom on earth. Good government encourages an environment conducive for people living peaceably, whereas bad government fosters unrest and instability. Because of sin, the legitimate institution of government has, at times, been used illegitimately throughout history. However, numerous examples persist of Christians reasserting their influence and redeeming government to promote good and restrain evil.
In How Christianity Changed the World , Alvin Schmidt documents Christian influence in government. Examples include outlawing infanticide, child abandonment and gladiatorial games in ancient Rome, ending the practice of human sacrifice among European cultures, banning pedophilia and polygamy, and prohibiting the burning of widows in India. William Wilberforce, a committed Christian, was the force behind the successful effort to abolish the slave trade in England. In the United States, two-thirds of abolitionists were Christian pastors. In the 1960’s, Martin Luther King Jr., a Christian pastor, helped lead the civil rights movement against racial segregation and discrimination.
Carl Henry rightfully stated that Christians should “work through civil authority for the advancement of justice and human good” to provide “critical illumination, personal example, and vocational leadership.” This has been the historic witness of Christians concerned about government promoting good and restraining evil
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Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton