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Opinion: The Laws of Kings!

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By Tolulope Adegoke

“There is a kid in every king, and in every kid lies a KING (Giant). To impact the world in greater dimension or capacity, there is absolute need to put the kid in the king to sleep for maximum delivery of purpose; to sometimes ease the king of undue stress, there is also need to awake the kid in the king for rejuvenation. The title isn’t just a blessing, but responsibility to impact and deliver possibilities. Leadership involves being responsible, but it takes humility to be responsible! The scale of power isn’t powwow but an authentic that must be balanced for effective deliveries. Wisdom is therefore the basic tool for effective leadership; of what use is speed when there is no direction (strategy or direction)? Wisdom of course is the principal thing” – Tolulope A. Adegoke

A king, the king, and kings have kingdom(s) where he rules and governs his people. He was chosen to be the head by divine consultation(s). Nothing surpasses the application of wisdom, knowledge and understanding, except God’s divine intervention which is a continuous mystery to mankind. Kings rules by the divine arrangement of words and power…in reality, kings are weak without the aforementioned. Every king was just a man created or born normal just as a serf was born, but what distinguishes him from the serf is simply the mystery behind his destiny which is a joker in card games of sense!

“All men were born equal but not all or never with the same destiny”. The destiny of a man is an indication or a blue-print of his future and purpose of creation. Every king is harmless without the works and the words of wisdom, knowledge and understanding and their applications joined with the mantle of power to properly discern and judge rightly. Nothing lasts forever! so is a saying, but kings believes that impacts or deeds of men speaks better for him he is gone to total rest (posterity begins it cause and course, here). A king, even though he is a king rules by the divine guide or laws which has to be properly followed so that tremendous success can be made! This laws aren’t just what we simplify or express by mere words of the mouth but truly dangerous by divine touch(es) which can only be provoked by the metaphysical (spiritual) business transactions which is called “Sacrificial giving” as a result of humility, obedience, compassion and patience-nothing goes for nothing.

The spiritual room or power of king(s) is his “mind”. Ordinarily, the mind is a powerful weapon or transformer in the human system, even though it is invisible, but triggered by the combination of senses in the human body in the capital territory of the human heart. The mind is majorly powered by the divine endowed combination of powers bestowed unto man, even in reality: the spirit, the soul and the body. If any of these grows weak, it is automatically noticed in the mannerism or attitude of the concerned individual(s), let alone the kings(s). Why guides kings is simply the ultimate foundational (early) anointing oil lavished on him from the on-set as at the time of pronouncement and impartation; this therefore activates the “god” nature in him (the state of the authentic essence of his creation to exist and also live and lead in the cycle of reality), because MAN (Made Above Nature) was originally created to be “gods” so as to be creators, inventors, builders, parents among others. The manifestation of this divine power and prowess makes and keeps him a king which consistently and conscientiously helps him to follow the realities of his mandate which is simply to DELIVER possibilities. The exact purpose of a king on the throne of power is to deliver, provide, save, lead, guide, and judge his people aright without sentiment or bias.

 The Guiding Rule

  1. The number one law of kings is simply to be SERVE-(ANTS)HANDS– to be servant to his people and not even to see himself above the people, though his words are treasures and powers that triggers instant action.
  2. Secondly, kings without the awesome treasure and power of HUMILITY are bound to die before their time! Humility is key in human endeavours, let alone kings who are the focus of power and the mortal guidance of the people as ordained by the divine order. It takes humility and compassion to give, it takes humility to deliver, it takes humility to discern, it takes humility to regard and treasure, it takes humility to operate in and engage the forces of wisdom, knowledge and understanding, it takes humility to become a serving-hands (ants) on the throne for the betterment of his people. Leadership involves being responsible, but it takes humility to be responsible!
  • Leadership shouldn’t be seen just blessings, but RESPONSIBILITY because so many people’s destinies are hanging on the king’s shoulders. So many hopes are high, so many visions are bright, and so many hearts beats are raised as their expectations are. Being king shouldn’t intoxicate him, because it is a responsibility of servants to be given (crowned) with the title “kings” as a symbol of loyalty, and of honour for brilliant expectations and deeds! It takes being responsible to serve selflessly without being disgusted by the odours of the dunghill. A leader is like a refuse ground or incinerator, he should therefore be ready to accept and condone shits (rubbish)from both the good, the bad, and the ugly. He should be ready to be spat on, criticized, challenged or confronted, and must be ready to accept blames of misinterpretations or conscious deeds. No matter how responsible a king may be, he must be wise enough not to become a fool! A fool is always working without knowing or having depth (understanding), without direction or purpose or understanding the weight or essences of his calling or assignment. A fool will never attract the right followers, a fool will never be able to raise leaders, a fool will never be able to discern accurately, a fool is not a deep thinker, but weak; a fool forgets he has a source, because he is easily carried away by public opinions and applauds. A fool believes in autocracy (absolute power), not recognizing the importance of his people (followers), a fool is greedy, selfish, wasteful, lazy, slow, gives up too soon, inconsistent, and incautious; if he fails to work on his folly to become wise, he would die untimely of fade out in no time, he has no tune of music, and no class! When a leader is working and no one is following him, then he is worthy to be called a failure, because he is simply working for nothing, on nothing, and with nothing.
  1. Apart from the aforementioned, a king must NEVER VALUE HIS OWN LIFE OVER HIS PEOPLE. A king must always be ready to surrender, give or sacrifice his life for the betterment and liberation of his people. The life of his people must be his topmost priority in his scale of preference. He must never sleep before his people, the comforts of his people must be his top desire. The king fights for the interests of his people in diverse battle fields while his people are in the comforts of their homes, expecting good results from their representative(s), their so-called SERVING-HANDS! Nothing must be too valuable for him to release.
  2. No matter his level, size or stature, a king must NEVER GIVE UP TOO SOON!

(To be continued…)

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NIS Threatens Foreigners in Nigeria: Register Biometrics or Be Deported

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The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) said it had stopped 1,111 people from entering Nigeria since August 20, 2019 when the country’s land borders were partially closed.

It also declared that any foreigner living in Nigeria that failed to register their biometrics with the NIS before January 19, 2020, would be deported.

The Comptroller-General, NIS, Muhammed Babandede, who disclosed this during a joint press briefing in Abuja, stated that these resolutions were in accordance with the Economic Community of West African States Protocol on Transit.

He said, “The law is very clear and it says ‘Do not enter any ECOWAS country unless you have a valid travel document’. So, it is important to state that if you don’t have travel documents, we cannot allow you to enter or leave Nigeria.”

Babandede said the NIS stopped 142 Nigerians from departing the country during the period, adding that over 1,000 immigrants from other nations had been denied entry into Nigeria

He said, “We have refused entry of 1,111 people who wanted to enter our territory, but because they don’t have the required travel documents we turned them back.

“We have also removed people who had already entered. In fact, 728 people have been removed. We have arrested Pakistanis and North Koreans at the borders and they are meant to be deported.”

On why foreigners staying in Nigeria must register their biometric, the NIS boss said, “Mr President approved an amnesty for all migrants staying in this country. And this means that any migrant that has overstayed in this country can have their biometrics registered between now and January 19, 2020.”

Stakeholders have assumed different positions concerning the total border closure. While palm oil producers applaud it, freight forwarders have condemned it.

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There’s No Hunger in Nigeria, Food’s Very Cheap, Says FG

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The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, on Monday, said Nigeria was producing enough food to feed itself and send to neighbouring countries.

He described the cry by some Nigerians of hunger in the land as laughable, insisting that there was no hunger in Nigeria.

The minister, who spoke at a press briefing to mark the 2019 World Food Day in Abuja, said, “I think we are producing enough to feed ourselves. I think there is no hunger in Nigeria; there could be inconveniences. When people talk about hunger in this government, I just laugh.”

According to Nanono, food is very cheap in Nigeria compared to other countries.

“In this country, it is fairly cheap to buy food,” he stated.

He said the Federal Government decided to shut the borders owing to the excesses of neighbouring countries that had made the country a dumping ground for expired rice and other goods.

Nanono said, “That’s the basis for the closure of the border and I think Nigeria tried to make these neighbouring countries understand our predicament but to no avail. So long as these countries bordering us will not respect Nigerian stand on food importation, the borders will remain closed.”

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FirstBank Hits 100th Year of Sponsoring Georgian Polo Cup, Longest Ever

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In furtherance of its commitment to the growth and development of sports, nation building and the economy at large, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced its sponsorship of the Georgian Cup of the Kaduna Polo Tournament for the 100th consecutive year, possibly the longest running sports sponsorship in the world and a Guinness Book of Records potential. The 2019 edition of the epoch making sports championship runs from October 12 – 20, 2019 at the Kaduna Polo Club, Murtala Mohammed Square, Kaduna.

The Kaduna Georgian Cup Centenary Polo Tournament commenced in 1919, with FirstBank sponsoring the sports tournament for a 100 years. The Cup which was donated by the Bank to the Kaduna Polo Club, is the oldest and most respected Polo trophy in West Africa.

The 2018 edition of the tournament was won by team El-Amin, also billed to participate in the 2019 edition to defend its trophy, contested by other teams including Rubicon, Imani, Malcomines, and Lintex Agad. A total of 45 teams are billed for the 2019 tournament.

Speaking on FirstBank’s unwavering centenary sponsorship of the Tournament, the President, Kaduna Polo Club, Alhaji Suleman Abubakar said “the Georgian Cup Polo Tournament is indeed the Premier Polo Tournament in the country and it has proudly birthed many other sporting events across the country as well as the West African sub region as a whole. We are honoured to record such a milestone with FirstBank since the inception of the tournament 100 years ago.

“Indeed, FirstBank remains a noble brand close to our heart at the Kaduna Polo Club and the tournament has indeed been a catalyst of socio-economic growth of Kaduna and the nation as a whole” he concluded.

FirstBank’s sponsorship of the Georgian cup is perhaps the longest standing sports sponsorship in the world, a reflection of a long-lasting partnership that aligns with heritage, shared values, elite performance and quality, all attributes worthy of celebration. This record sponsorship has been filed by the Kaduna Polo Club for consideration by the Guinness Book of World Records under the longest main sponsorship of a sporting world championship title.

Expressing the Bank’s delight on the sponsorship, the Group Head, Marketing & Corporate Communications, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Folake Ani-Mumuney said “2019 is indeed an eventful year for us and one of the many highpoints since we were founded 125 years ago. Part of our excitement stems from the pride we feel at having supported the Georgian Cup Polo Tournament for 100 years consistently. We are indeed proud to achieve this feat as it reinforces our leadership role as an institution committed to the continued growth and development of sports and the economy at large. The Georgian Cup Polo Tournament is one of the many heritage sporting sponsorships supported by FirstBank over the years. Another example is the FirstBank 58th Lagos Amateur Golf Open tournament, in partnership with Ikoyi Club 1938 holding in November this year which we have also supported for 57 years. We dare say perhaps another record in sports sponsorship”

This unprecedented Polo extravaganza boasts notable players such as Chris Mckenzie, the best South African polo player; Max Charlton, the Best British polo player as well as other top Argentine players in attendance amongst many other professionals.

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