Ronaldo Hat-trick Lift Juventus into the Last Eight. Juve 3-0 Athletico.

The Portuguese star netted three times against Atletico Madrid to seal a comeback for the ages in the Champions League round of 16.

Ronaldo scored a first-half header to halve his side’s deficit, before levelling the tie with another stunning header in the second half and then scoring an 86th-minute penalty to complete the comeback.

Remember Ronaldo, signed from Real Madrid for (€100m) last summer and aiming to lift the European Cup for the fourth season in succession with Juventus.

This was his 124th goal in the Champions League and eighth hat-trick equalling Messi in the competition. Juventus fans erupted on the final whistle and the players rushed to Ronaldo.

“It was meant to be a special night and it was, not just for my goals but for the attitude we showed,” the 34-year-old said.

Amazon.com fights Brazil Government over domain name.

Amazon basin countries Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana and Suriname are happy the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) in Kobe, Japan, decided to put off a decision that was expected to favor use of the domain by the world’s largest online retailer.
ICANN has agreed to put off a decision until after April 21, Brazil’s foreign ministry said in a statement that insisted that Amazon nations remain “firmly opposed” to allowing the company (Amazon.com) to have exclusive use of the domain name.
Amazon basin countries Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana and Suriname have fought the domain request since it was made in 2012, arguing that the name refers to their geographic region and thus belongs to them.
Amazon nations should be able to share in the management and use of the domain, to defend the region’s cultural heritage, foster economic growth and the digital inclusion of the people who live in the region.

Nigeria Vs Seychelles, Obi Mikel and Iheanacho left out.

Nigerias football Head coach, Gernot Rohr, has left out forward, Kelechi Iheanacho and Middlesbrough (Rolls Royce) midfielder, John Obi Mikel from his squad to play Seychelles and Egypt, because of their little regular playing time and non-readiness.

However, Ahmed Musa, Kenneth Omeruo, Leon Balogun, Abdullahi Shehu and William Ekong, as well as midfielders Oghenekaro Etebo and Wilfred Ndidi and forwards Odion Ighalo, Alex Iwobi and Moses Simon made the team.
The team is ready for their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Seychelles on March 22 and a friendly tie against Egypt four days later, the team will be without the two players
Although Iheanacho has struggled for form at the King Power Stadium, Mikel Obi has impressed since he returned to England in January.
Rohr has also named Flying Eagles’ defender, Valentine Ozornwafor, as well as former U17 World Cup winner, Victor Osimhen and Denmark–based Paul Onuachu.
Although Nigeria has already qualified.

THE PROBLEMS WITH ELON MUSK AND WHY TESLA NEEDS TO FIND A NEW CEO

Elon Musk is the founder, chairman and CEO of Tesla, an American automotive and energy company.

Being the creator of such a brand, the iconoclastic entrepreneur has always garnered plenty of endearing attention from the press.

Lately though, that attention has not been very endearing as it has been due to his mercurial and capricious behaviour rather than his companies’ audacious ambitions and accomplishments – hence the essence of this article.
So what exactly is the problem of Elon Musk and why does Tesla Inc. need to drop him?

Well, first there was the horrendous lecturing of reporters on a Tesla conference call, then recently out of nowhere, Musk tweeted his plans to take the company private.

Nothing seemed wrong with that tweet until Musk revealed in an interview that he made that tweet while driving himself to the airport and without clearance from anyone on the Tesla team. What is wrong with that? Tweeting and driving, taking actions outside the team. Etc.

One conclusion from all of this is that Musk’s biggest problem is his habit of making uncontrolled utterances.

In the words of Eric Sherman, “these uncontrolled utterances put himself(Musk) and the board into potential jeopardy and that likely means ugly times ahead for investors”.

It’s time for Tesla Inc. to get ruthless and not let anything or anyone become a drag on it’s existence even if that someone is it’s C.E.O, co-founder and Chairman, Elon Musk.

Rethink. Refill.

The more I move forward in my knowledge for personal development and spiritual growth, I notice there is more space at the top.

The deeper I dive the deeper it get. I concluded it will never end. There is no ending to personal achievements or spiritual attainments. You will only get as much time as you put in.

It’s a new month, I want to call it another standard check on our year goals.

You want to ask, if you are doing the right things, or are your models wrong, are you heading the right direction?

Some people are on the throttle, their heads are lifted and the acceleration has picked, but pretty much some are still asking questions.

In the middle of these, I want to ask questions and seek answers. I want to think, and help myself.

Should I remodel, maybe I have missed it. Should I ask more questions. I think I should hold on and refill?

The Juice.
It can only come to one thing, GROWTH. Are your methods laddering you. If you check your progress bar, are you climbing? If your bar level is still at 0/700, your job at this point is to start filling.

If your goal is to write a book, you must break it down further if your previous model is exhausting. But you must never stop writing or skip the models that will help you achieve the book.

Sometimes our models are cumbersome, because we sometimes assume it is easy, we soon get tired, so break your goals down.

If you want to read 5 chapters in a day at a sitting, you might have to read 2 chapters first then later the same day read 3 chapters. You see how easy it is to accomplish the same task.

One motivational quote says
“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments”

Your goals will never be achieved without discipline.

Think, think, think again and start filling your progress bar. Your goals are just few steps away.

How your heart makes you happy.

To be happy you must be healthy. Your good health is your happiness. It is hard to happy when sick, there is always a constant remembrance of pain or inadequacy.

Some years back I developed tooth ache and I had to remove the tooth eventually.

Oh geees, the pain I went through for months can not be explained. I remember days when I self medicate, take doses of pain killers because the pain was unbearable.

Happiness is nothing more than good health. 

Also there are pains that are not physical, which affects our heart, our happiness.

Have you wondered why or how the heart is associated with love.

A man can developed a heart attack immediately he hears the news of Infidelity. 

The thought of a bad business, loss of business. Sad news easily affects our heart and in some cases leads to severe illness, sometimes even death.

We experience symptoms of chest pain, discomfort and pressure, pain in areas such as the arms, neck, back and jaw, as well as shortness of breath, sweating and discomfort that mimics heartburn.

How is it even possible that thoughts, news, stories, affection, feelings is linked to our heart. Meanwhile There is no physical cell that can be easily attributed to it.

o be happy you must be healthy. Your good health is your happiness. It is hard to happy when sick, there is always a constant remembrance of pain or inadequacy.

Some years back I developed tooth ache and I had to remove the tooth eventually.

Oh geees, the pain I went through for months can not be explained. I remember days when I self medicate, take doses of pain killers because the pain was unbearable.

Happiness is nothing more than good health. 

Also there are pains that are not physical, which affects our heart, our happiness.

Have you wondered why or how the heart is associated with love.

A man can developed a heart attack immediately he hears the news of Infidelity. 

The thought of a bad business, loss of business. Sad news easily affects our heart and in some cases leads to severe illness, sometimes even death.

We experience symptoms of chest pain, discomfort and pressure, pain in areas such as the arms, neck, back and jaw, as well as shortness of breath, sweating and discomfort that mimics heartburn.

How is it even possible that thoughts, news, stories, affection, feelings is linked to our heart. Meanwhile There is no physical cell that can be easily attributed to it.

Our heart beats 100,000 times a day and pumps like 2000 gallons of blood. 

We also read that the heart, which is a muscle, has twice the power of the leg muscles of someone sprinting. 

If the hearts works this hard, is it very important we care for it well. Doing the right things, eating the right foods and having the right thoughts. 

A man can die faster if the thoughts in his heart are unhealthy. Unhappiness leads to depression, eventually death.

We have been told:

  1.  To exercise regularly. 
  2. To check up with the doctor periodically.
  3. Cut down cholesterol.
  4. Reduce salt.
  5. Quit smoking.

Always do this and your heart muscle will be fine.

What about the aspect of our heart that is connected to love, emotions, feelings. How to we care.

We will discuss this too.

Remain happy.

 heart beats 100,000 times a day and pumps like 2000 gallons of blood. 

We also read that the heart, which is a muscle, has twice the power of the leg muscles of someone sprinting. 

If the hearts works this hard, is it very important we care for it well. Doing the right things, eating the right foods and having the right thoughts. 

A man can die faster if the thoughts in his heart are unhealthy. Unhappiness leads to depression, eventually death.

We have been told:

  1.  To exercise regularly. 
  2. To check up with the doctor periodically.
  3. Cut down cholesterol.
  4. Reduce salt.
  5. Quit smoking.

Always do this and your heart muscle will be fine.

What about the aspect of our heart that is connected to love, emotions, feelings. How to we care.

We will discuss this too.

Remain happy.

Bridge Builder

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Let me share this story, I am sure it will bless someone.
In the little town where I now work, though its a state capital but in the real sense it not as active as many local government areas where I had lived.
Farming is the major occupation, and I hope to start my big farm one day. 

I got to know two brothers who lived on adjoining farms, big farms l tell you, each will be like 10 hectares.
One of the brothers is my friend, this means i get fruits always. 

One day he fell into conflict with his elder brother, It was the first serious fight since they have been farming side by side, sharing machinery, and trading labor and goods as needed without a hitch.

 There long collaboration fell apart. It began with a small misunderstanding and it grew into a major difference, and finally it exploded into an exchange of bitter words. 

One morning, after we ate breakfast (Masa and fish vegetable soup)  masa is a dish in the northan Nigeria made with rice. You can call it rice cake.  

There was a knock on Ibrahim’s. His wife opened it to find a man with a carpenter’s toolbox.

 “I’m looking for work,” he said.
“Perhaps you would have a few small jobs here and there.

 Could I help you?”
“Yes,” said Ibrahim from the dining table. “I do have a job for you. 

Look across the river at that farm. That’s my neighbor, in fact, it’s my brothers. 

Last week there was a fight between us and he took his bulldozer to the river  and now there is a creek between us. Well, he may have done this to spite me, but I’ll get at him.

See that pile of wood by the barn? I want you to build me a fence – an 8-foot fence – so I won’t need to see his place anymore.  

The carpenter said, “I think I understand the situation. Show me the exact location so that I will be able to do a job that pleases you.”
The carpenter worked hard all that day measuring, sawing, nailing. 

About sunset when myself and Ibrahim returned, the carpenter had just finished his job. Our eyes opened wide,  jaw dropped. 

There was no fence there at all. 

It was a bridge… a bridge stretching from one side of the creek to the other! A fine piece of work handrails and all.

You are quite a fellow to build this bridge after all I’ve said and done.” My friend told the old Carpenter.


To cut the long story short:

The two brothers stood at each end of the bridge, and then they met in the middle, taking each other’s hand.  

I was glad these two are back together, not because of the plenty fruits and food crops I get at harvest, and not for the fact that I will soon be investing in agriculture.  

But they did not know I called the old Carpenter to help settle the rift between them. 

I am happy i am a bridge builder, you too can be a bridge builder. 
Like me, if you cannot build the bridge yourself get someone, people you think are filled with wisdom, maturity, who will be willing to help. 

Bridge builders are people with a big heart they love to see others happy. 

 They encourage others and help them achieve more.
So many times we fall short of how to help people, but we know who can help. 

Well, if you have the qualities below, you might consider yourself a bridge builder. Rather if you are looking for one, you can check out this qualities in them.

  • A bridge builder listens. 
  • They provide opportunities. They help others to learn.
  • They are good communicators.
  • A bridge builder is patient.
  • They encourage you, help you.
  • They are always happy with your achievements.

When we see people in difficult situations, in pain, some made big mistakes don’t laff at them, like we do these days on social media. 

Reach out to help, console them, advice them and encourage them, point them to someone that can help.

You are building the bridge gradually.

Share these article with your friends and discuss on building bridges, that is one step to raise bridge builders.

Remain happy.

What I Told The Pencil

There are 5 things you need to know,” about the pencil. 

Before you continue to read, remember, to get ahead in this world we live in, Self Discipline is the key.

The ability to ask yourself honest questions and answer correctly and then follow them with actions will make you happy. 

PENCIL STORY CONT…

Always remember these principles and never forget, and you will become the best you can be. 

I TOLD THE PENCIL 5 THINGS

One: “You will be able to do many great things, but only if you allow yourself to be held in someone’s hand.”

Two: “You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time, but you’ll need it to become a better pencil.” 

Three: “You will be able to correct any mistakes you might make.” 

Four: “The most important part of you will always be what’s inside.” 

And Five: “On every surface you are used on, you must leave your mark. No matter what the condition, you must continue to write.” 

There is a price to pay for success. If you look at your lifestyle, if you look at your bank account, if you look at your marriage, if you look at your job. To become better you must put in efforts. Won’t you rather pay and be happy.

PENCIL STORY CONT…

Now replacing the place of the pencil with you. Always remember them and never forget, and you will become the best person you can be. 

One: “You will be able to do many great things, but only if you allow yourself to be held in God’s hand. And allow other human beings to access you for the many gifts you possess.”

Two: “You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time, by going through various problems in life, but you’ll need it to become a stronger person.” 

Three: “You will be able to correct any mistakes you might make.” 

Four: “The most important part of you will always be what’s on the inside.” 

And Five: “On every surface you walk through, you must leave your mark. No matter what the situation, you must continue to do your duties.” 

Never allow yourself to get discouraged and think that your life is insignificant and cannot make a change.

To become someone you have never been before, you must start doing something you have never done before.

Remain Happy.

Don’t you deserve a better life?

For the best time of life, I dedicate this letter to everyone that is struggling to overcome, that has overcome but still falls back inaccuracy. Those that draws strength from the wrong places, those that cry at night before sleep, those that go on like all is well, smile at us and deep down there is pain and anger.

I came from a life of selfish ambitions, ineptitude and indifference. If you know how darken my heart has become, an expressionless-ness, dissipated by lack of motivation, callously shaped by lack of evidence and dark edges.

Don’t get me wrong, I have been lucky, at a young age, I had a diplomatic passport, I have been to places, spoken to top government policy makers, it was an honour, BUT. 

What about my loss of self discovery, purpose of living, what do I really want out of life, who am I? 

I could not answer many life questions, and if those questions remain unanswered, life become more meaningless, I embrace the future fearlessly but with vagueness.



My personality requires I see evidence in everything. Don’t talk to me about religion: if you lack it, don’t preach it, if you don’t have it why tell me to own it. I was looking for the end to things.

Larry King said he is not an atheist and he is not a Christian, he falls within the category of people that think they dropped into life. Always asking questions.

Things will only grow from bad to worse, when you have money to feed, if you can travel to places you think happiness can be found, buy yourself things that will melodify your heart for a time, if you find a lady you think will quench you fleshy needs.

WE ALL THINK THIS IS WHAT HAPPINESS IS ALL ABOUT.

Do you wake up and look around the emptiness that is around you. Do you fall back to sin and you wish life could be taken out of you. How many bottles have you drank to forget about it. 

When I used to inhale death, I did a packet, almost every day, taking in suicidal smoke destroying my heart. How many do you still take in day to calm yourself. You are in that abusive relationship and you cannot get out because you love her/him.

How many times have you gone on fasting and praying with tears in search for answers. 

Have you cut yourself with sharp objects so that you can forgive him. Did you almost drink that poison, acid because you feel trapped.

Every night the nightmares keeps coming, you are tired. Next time you slept with him you felt like half human, crying to God again for forgiveness…

I don’t mean to count all our sins and fears, no, I didn’t mean to make you feel bad again, no, I did not mean to make you remember again no.

3 years ago I made a decision, in my one room apartment. I entered my sitting room, lock the door. I just came in from work, I looked around me again and again. 

As usual, I wanted to strike the lighter and inhale that suicidal smoke again. I said to myself, “don’t i deserve a better life” 

God placed a thought in my heart, I knew it was Him. 

I answered the question, “yes I deserve I better life” 

But I need strength, I need love, I need joy, I need answers, I need happiness, I need security, I need faith.

I told God if you can help me drop this habits and you can give me all these needs I will be yours.

All the answers will not come once, but gradually as you dwell on Gods word, you find answers, to many questions.

We need a personal relationship with God, you need to find a place with God where you can draw strength and wisdom.

Accept Christ as your saviour, rededicate your life to him, you do not need a pastor to do this, it is a personal commitment.

God loves you, He does with everything.  

EPHESIANS 1:7   In Him we have redemption (deliverance and salvation) through His blood, the remission (forgiveness) of our offenses (shortcomings and trespasses), in accordance with the riches and the generosity of His gracious favor

He will turn all things round, this is my testimony of happiness. 

Everything, every other things, your job, marriage, lifestyle, will be cared for.

Some prayers don’t get answers as at when you want them but they will be answered later, go to His word and get answers, get insights, get inspiration, get wisdom for daily living.

I encourage you to read EPHESIANS 1. Read first with the King James version and Amplified, and other versions, read over again and understand that, God has called you for His purpose, a purpose of wisdom and peace and inheritance for a fruitful living.

Gradually, you will see improvement as you dedicate your daily living to him, your mind will be renewed, your thoughts will be like freshwater,  your mind will be springing with great ideas and you will marvel.

Whenever you fall back, your mind will tells you to go back to God, ideas on how to improve your marriage will spring out, your mind will not be settled for the bottom anymore, you will be elevated.

My years of life rededicated to God, I can only say, God deserve all the praise. The life I live now cannot be bought with money or things. 

Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

I see many young people troubled, in search for answers. I will love you to understand that this works, God works, Jesus works, dedicate  your life to Him.

You will find happiness and joy. 

Don’t you deserve a better life?

Remain happy.