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Opinion: The Beauty of Ashes



By Tolulope A. Adegoke

Application of wisdom, knowledge & understanding

Submission through a teachable spirit, usually initiated by

Humbling scenarios,

Empowerment cultures &

Sacrifices that makes kings & priests attract interventions from above! Anyone can give up; it is the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength. He who laughs last laughs the best…  That’s simply the ‘Beauty of Ashes!’”

There is no rainfall without sunshine…. (Vice-versa)

For both works for the continuity and purpose of living and existence

There is no death without birth (Vice-versa). It is simply the art of business and renewal of species and its upgrades in the ‘gene-nations’, humanly regarded as generation(s).

There is no present without a past (Vice-versa); and there is no future without a present state…

Miracles are God’s ways of conviction for change, balance and upgrades!

The rich we see today have their past…They were once diamonds in the gutters.

The ashes we see today were once a creative beauty of creation and amusement….

Also, the beauty of today may never end up being the same…

Problems are created for solutions to be valuable such as the creation of viruses and its anti-viruses!

Problems if seen with the invisible eyes of wonderful 6th senses on the fore-head would not be seen as a destructive avenue or force/happening but a leverage to stretch one’s imagination(s) beyond the physical and operate for a change for comforts and profits.

Frustration must not be seen as a negative situation or psychological disorder but as an indication of the passion you have a solution for!

‘Foolishness’ is the deepest foundation of wisdom, because it takes being foolish to drive the wheel of wisdom and do the unimaginable things the ordinary senses of man cannot fathom!

That is why he is called a “crazy dude” lol.

“But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty…”[KJV1Corinthians1:27]

It takes ‘foolishness,’ to value the creative products of wisdom (hmm, total submission with a teachable spirit)!

Ashes in its pure form, has its beauty and transforms the state of dirtiness into pureness! Therefore, you really cannot make your black pots white without beckoning on the “ash.”

“Problem itself is a solution to another problem!” Noticing the fact of sleeping to waking-up!

Therefore, it takes sleeping to wake up! You cannot, therefore “step-up your level” without digging low, because it takes “decay” for the “re-birth” of a seed to germinate!

So problems must no longer be seen as problem but a ‘philo-psychological’ institution of the wilderness that involves the transformation of your (psyche) orientation, “knowledge” from its former to a rugged and more confident state that propels and unleashes the sleeping giant in you to function tirelessly through the frustration!

The wilderness is an unconducive place where things are rough, a state of no-help, a state of loneliness and isolation, a state of pity and weeping. It is more or less called “the state of the nights,” but having being through with the required courses for graduation; you then graduate after completing the cycles in the phases of reality to proceed to another stage (which is tagged as the bus-stop of laughter), through the intervention of The Divine for the sake of Humanity at large.

No weeping lasts forever: joy cometh in the morning…. That delay (problem) is a design! No tears, no joy! No cross, no Crown! No cost, No Glory!

In fact, what you think is a delay is actually a divine DESIGN to get you to your Promised Land! PREMATURE BREAKTHROUGHS are actually MATURED BREAKDOWNS!  Guilt is feeling bad about what we’ve done. Shame is feeling bad about who we are. The grace of God frees us from both.

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. They were only able to understand the beauty of ashes and the glory in harshness and the heat of times; they discovered it is simply a process of incubation in realism which gives them the courage to move on!

Anyone can give up; it is the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.” He who laughs last laughs the best…  That’s simply the Beauty of Ashes!

Thank you for the time invested on this platform.

Watch out for the Book titled: “The Power of an Empowered Zero” (From Zero to HERO) by Tolulope A. Adegoke. Foreword by Dr Yomi Garnett (CEO/Chancellor, Royal Biographical Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania U.S.A., U.K., Abuja, Nigeria.) Edited by Ola Aboderin.

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Yobe Governor, Buni Marries Abacha’s Divorced Daughter, Gumsu



Yobe Governor Mai Mala Buni on Wednesday married Gumsu Sani Abacha in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The marriage was held at the Abuja residence of the new wife’s brother, Mohammed Abacha.

Buni is the All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker National Chairman; Gumsu is a daughter of former Head of State, Sani Abacha.

Notable personalities and government officials, including the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Hameed Ali attended.

In 2019, shortly after he assumed office, Buni tied the knot with Ummy, a daughter of his predecessor and incumbent Yobe East Senator Ibrahim Gaidam.

Gumsu, 45, is the governor’s fourth wife. Her marriage to Cameroonian multi-billionaire, Bayero Mohamadou crashed in 2020.

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Wike Locks Down Rivers for LGA Elections



Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has ordered restriction of movement ahead of the local government election in the state.

The election is slated for Saturday, April 17 across 4,442 polling units, 319 wards and 23 local government areas.

In a broadcast on Thursday, Wike said the restriction from Friday night to Saturday is needed to ensure the smooth conduct of the election by the Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission (RVSIEC).

The governor assured residents that security agencies will provide adequate protection at all the polling units and collation centres.

“Consequently, vehicular and human movements, within and out of the state and the local government areas is hereby totally restricted from the midnight of Friday, 16th April, 2021, until the end of polling at 5pm on Saturday, 17th April, 2021, except for persons and vehicles strictly on essential duties with genuine and valid identifications,” Wike said.

“The security agencies have been directed to strictly enforce the restriction on human and vehicular movements and arrest and prosecute any person who dares to violate this ban. I have been briefed and received assurances from the RVSIEC that it is fully prepared and ready not only to conduct, but also to ensure that polling is hitch-free, fair and credible.

“Furthermore, the security agencies have clear directives to arrest and deal decisively with any person or group of persons, no matter how highly placed, who attempts to prevent the peaceful and orderly conduct of the election or compromise its integrity in any way.

“We call on community leaders and the general public to be vigilant and promptly report every suspicious movement and or illegal activity around polling units and collation centres in their localities to the security agencies for immediate action.”

Wike added that his administration will always ensure the promotion of democratic principles, including the election of officials at local government levels across the state.

“As a government that believes in the practice and consolidation of democracy, and in fulfilment of our constitutional duty to ensure the sustenance of democratically-elected local government councils in the state, we have since decided never to run our local government system with caretaker committees, except in inevitably justifiable circumstances,” he said.

“It is against this background that this election has been fixed to once again give our people the opportunity to effectively participate in the process of electing and constituting the next set of chairmen and councillors to administer the 23 local government councils.”

The governor urged voters to conduct themselves peacefully and refrain from any act of violence, adding that the election is not a do-or-die affair.


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EFCC Frees Okorocha after Two Days Detention



Rochas Okorocha, former governor of Imo state, has been released from the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), two days after he was invited for questioning.

Okorocha, who is currently representing Imo west at the senate, was grilled at the EFCC office in Abuja on Tuesday, over issues bothering on alleged corruption.

The former governor, who was in charge of Imo from 2011 to 2019, had been accused by the state government of various corrupt practices including diversion of public funds — although Okorocha has denied any wrongdoing.

Documents obtained by TheCable showed how the former governor awarded 12 contracts worth N20 billion in violation of the public procurement act.

TheCable had also reported how a government committee uncovered N112.8 billion “dubious debts”, which various banks owed the state during Okorocha’s tenure.

Sam Onwuemeodo, Okorocha’s media adviser, confirmed that Okorocha left the custody of the anti-graft agency on Thursday.

“With gratitude to God Almighty, we are delighted to inform the general public that the former governor of lmo state, and by the grace of God, the Senator representing lmo west senatorial district, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, is out of the office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, and he is now in his house,” the statement reads.

“He left the Commission’s office on the afternoon of Thursday, April 15, 2021.”

Onwuemeodo, who described Okorocha’s invitation to the EFCC’s office as a “trip” said the former governor had earlier given the assurance that he will cooperate fully with the agency.

“We didn’t bother about whether he spent 24 hours or 48 hours at the Commission’s office. We were only keen in his having the needed opportunity to address the allegations contained in the avalanche of petitions written by the lmo State Government, against the former governor,” the spokesman said.

“Remember also that we had alluded that EFCC was not a slaughter house, but a responsible institution, established for the good of the nation and her people. And Okorocha being in his house today, only confirmed our hypothesis that, indeed, the Commission’s office is not an abattoir.”


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