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African Development Bank Approves WASH Investments in Nigeria and Ethiopia

The board of directors of the African Development Bank Group approved a $256 million for the financing of WASH investments in Nigeria & Ethiopia. The approvals comprise a US $150-million senior loan to Lekki Port LFTZ Enterprise for the construction of a Greenfield seaport in the Lagos Free Trade Zone, 60 kilometres east of Lagos. The project follows a 45-year concession granted to Lekki Port LFTZ Enterprise (LPLE), the Special Purpose Vehicle, by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) under a build, own, operate and transfer scheme. Continue reading

Is there Junk in Your Life?

Picture a big ship being worked on in a dry dock. Beneath the waterline is all the junk it has picked up during its several voyage. Nobody can see it, but an experienced captain can feel it because his ship lacks the drive it once had. As a result, companies complain that it takes too long to get goods for their customers, and the ship’s owners are unhappy because it hurts their bottom-line in a competitive market. Continue reading

Business Lessons from Jessica Alba

The movie star turned entrepreneur spoke with Fortune about her eco-friendly home products company The Honest Company and its latest round of venture capital funding. Actress Jessica Alba co-founded The Honest Company in 2011, to make eco-friendly baby and home products. Three years later, the company just announced $70 million in new funding at nearly a $1 billion valuation, and is looking toward an initial public offering. Alba, one of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs in 2012, spoke with Fortune about Honest Co. and what it’s like to raise money from venture capitalists as a celebrity. Continue reading

Ragamuffin: The True Story of Rich Mullins

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Few days ago, I watched a movie titled Ragamuffin. I’ll say this movie is classified as the best movie I’ve seen in 2014. It’s based on the life of Rich Mullins, a musical prodigy who rose to Christian music fame and fortune only to walk away from it and live in a local reservation. Rich is known for so many popular songs, one of which is Awesome God

 
He was raised by a somewhat callous father and a loving mother. In short, he didn’t experience true love from his father. Later on, that experience affected him in discovering the true love of God towards him.

 
Rich Mullins really loved Jesus but was a rebel in church and towards Christian music business. But he never let his own experience while growing up to affect his purpose and love towards God.

 
In all this, he decided to live a life of honesty and reckless faith amidst a culture of religion and conformity to the ways of the world.

 
I learned a big lesson from this movie. Actually, I know the lessons before but this true story helped me reassure my faith in God. I was reassured that, no matter what happens to me in this world, God’s love for me never change. I was also re-assured that, Christianity is all about learning how to love Jesus. Do you really believe in God’s love for you?

 
I’m sure you too will learn lots of lesson if you can find and watch this film. It will help you reassure and re-access your walk with God and how to make changes.

 
Below is a trailer of the movie.

 

 
No matter what you going through now, God got a bigger plan for you. You need to find and follow it with all you’ve got. That’s where you greatness lies and God is waiting to receive all the glory.

 

How Do YOU define Success?

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Up here, I have a quote about Success from a very brilliant man. I guess you think I’ll say a “billionaire”. But really, being a billionaire doesn’t define success. And as you can read from his quote, “Success is a lousy teacher…”

 
What does success mean to you? In the video below, Soul Pancake asked a couple of people, “How do YOU define success?”. I embedded the video here also so you can watch and give your own answer. I’ll be looking forward to your response as comments further below.

 
READ: My Definition of Success

 
We all want to be successful, but sometimes its hard to know what we’re really looking for. To find out more, Soul Pancake hit the streets to ask people what success means to them and how they find it. Presented by Strayer University:

 

 

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