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The New Year Guide: There Are Footprints in the Sky!



By Tolulope A. Adegoke

“The sky is the ground (foundation) for champions! The sky isn’t the limit, but the beginning. So, it is abnormal to be normal (ordinary). There are more rooms above to be above the norms, always!” – Tolulope A. Adegoke, PhD., MNIM, FIMC, CMC, CMS

There are footprints in the sky…Don’t be limited! Don’t be intimidated! Don’t be lazy!

You need to tear up the ceilings of the sky to break through into its beyond…

There is a world beyond the sky! I have seen it and I’m going to be launched into the sky, breakthrough into the world beyond it…

The Earth would be sealed up soon…! Only those that can breakthrough into it would sail through! There are footprints in the sky…

The sky is a ground (foundation) for the champions! The sky isn’t the limit but the beginning…

Only the bold, the fearless, the indefatigable, the faithful, the humble, the graceful and grateful would thrive with wings and strengths to soar into it then breakthrough! There is a life beyond the sky…

The sky is in layers! The humbler you are, the stronger you would be…

The stronger you become, the higher you will soar…Your strength lies in your obedience to the tiny still voice…

Stay focused on the world beyond your limits! You are stronger than you think! Yes!

There are footprints in the sky! It is meant for human beings who are not self-centred, who carries ‘divini-stic’ mentality and grace…

The higher you soar, the better you discover! The farther you see, the brighter you understand! The deeper you know, the better you know!

The swifter you are in taking actions towards your life goals, the nearer and faster you are to your destiny!

The nearer you are to your destiny, the greater and more fulfilled you will become! The strength of an eagle lies in its mentality, its unfailing faith to reaching the peak, its mentality is not submitting to the storm, rather maximizes the storm to soar to the yonder while other species of birds are already in their hidings.

It takes a deeper sight and stronger mentality to get to the PEAK! One constant thing about the PEAK is that it’s already prepared and spacious, but just for a few who are not ordinary (normal)…

It is abnormal to be normal (ordinary). And that is why the road to the TOP is so narrow! And in reality, narrow is the way to freedom. At the PEAK, there is FREEDOM! The sky is so wide for every species of birds to fly in it without obstructing another.

There are footprints in the sky! The sky is in layers, but it is not meant for the slothful! It is meant for the hard-workers because only the hard workers can think smarter (thinking beyond their limits)!

The smart workers are high flyers! The indefatigable mentality of an eagle!

There are footprints in the sky, only the champions can leave their marks on it!

We all have got footprints, but where in reality are you leaving your marks? The sky is the beginning…

Don’t be limited! You cannot become what you cannot see from within! You may never understand what you have never worked for!

Only the solution providers value the sky and lay their foundations on it! They are conquerors, they are survivors, they are leaders!

They lead and conquer! They do not only leave the prints on the sky, but build castles in it with the stones thrown at them by mockers who have not even found their bearings on the ground!

Not until you wake up from your slothfulness, from your limitations you cannot reach for the sky!

You must fight your way up with your mentality and actions towards building, helping, providing, leading, sharing and focusing beyond ‘self’… Then the sky is yours to take every time!

Find your way up into the sky before you get sealed in your limitations! You are not growing younger; you have a role to play not only on the ground but in the sky! You have a ‘destiny’ to reach, and a purpose to fulfil!

Don’t toy away! Don’t give up! Arise and Shine (Isaiah 60:1)! You cannot shine without taking the step of rising beyond limits!

The reason why we all value the moon, the sun, the galaxy of stars is because they are all beyond our limits (in the sky)! 

We can also be there, to be valued by others, to be an example of relentless efforts and step takings, to be living Legends, solution providers, graceful and grateful!

But, before reaching for the sky you must be very humble to the ground so as to spin to the sky!

While you are still on the ground, what are you doing, what prints are you leaving, how many lives have you touched, how many destinies have you saved?

Be very humble in clear essence (sincerity), having a positive mentality of impacts, then the STAGE is yours in the sky!

There are footprints in the sky! You are not exempted; you can make it there too, but it must start from your within!

Learn, Apply & Share.

Please note: Spoken word titled There Are Footprints in The Sky by Tolulope A. Adegoke is available on Reverbnation, NotJustOk.Com and other online platforms.

Thank You!

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JAMB Releases Timetable for 2024 UTME



The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has fixed January 15 to February 26, 2024, for the sale of its Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) application document.

This was made known in a statement issued by the JAMB spokesperson, Fabian Benjamin, on Wednesday, November 29.

Benjamin noted that the development was based on series of recommendations emanating from a two-day Information Technology (IT) and Management Retreat held between November 26 and 28.

Benjamin noted that March 7, 2024, has been slated for the 2024 Mock-UTME, while the main UTME would hold from April 19 to April 29, 2024.

He, therefore, advised candidates to print their examination slips from April 10, 2024.

The JAMB spokesman added: “Candidates are enjoined to take note of these dates and other advisories issued by the Board in relation to the administration of the examination.

“They are also to visit the Board’s website www.jamb for any other information.”

Below is the 2024 JAMB schedule

2024 Jamb Official Timetable:

1. JAMB 2024 Registration Date 14th January 2024

2. JAMB Registration Deadline 14th February 2024

3. JAMB 2024 Registration Fee N4,700

4. JAMB 2024 Novel The Life Changer

5. JAMB 2024 Reprinting Date 29th April 2024

6. JAMB 2024 Mock Exam Date 20th April no 2024

7. JAMB 2024 Examination Date 29th April 2024

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Palliative: Adeleke Approves Monthly Wage Award for Civil Servants, Pensioners



The Executive Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has approved the payment of wage award of N15,000 and N10,000 respectively to civil servants and pensioners in the state as a measure to mitigate the impact of subsidy removal.

The Governor, in a statement signed by his spokesperson, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, stated that the action was in continuation of his avowed commitment to workers’ welfare and a fulfillment of his pledge for the gradual rollout of palliative measures to cushion the effect of subsidy removal.

“On the first day of my second year in office, I unveil this wage award and reaffirm our five point agenda which has workers’ welfare as number one item,” Governor Adeleke noted.

Governor Adeleke’s approval was conveyed in a circular issued by the Ministry of Human Resources and Capacity Building, disclosing that workers in the service of the state will get a N15,000 wage award while pensioners will receive N10,000.

The circular which was signed by Sunday Olugbenga Fadele, a Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, noted that the wage award will run for six months, beginning from the month of December.

“Sequel to the negotiation meetings and interactions with labour movement in Osun state, including the representatives of Nigeria Union of Pensioners, the Governor of Osun State, His Excellency, Senator Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke, has approved the monthly payment of N15,000 to each active worker and N10,000 to each pensioners in Osun state as palliatives to assuage the pains being experienced as a result of removal of petroleum subsidy by the Federal Government of Nigeria. The payment, as approved, is to commence from the month of December, 2023 for a period of six (6) months,” the circular reads in part.

“While acknowledging and appreciating the understanding of Osun state workers and pensioners for their show of understanding regarding the efforts of the State Government in the last one year to improve tremendously on their welfare, being the first on the 5-point Action Plan, the present administration will continue to ensure its commitment to the welfare of workers are met at all times.

“It is expected that this gesture of government will spur workers in the State to be more diligent and committed to their duties.”

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2023 Media Awards: Nestlé Announces Close of Entries



Makers of quality beverages and other household items, Nestlé Nigeria, has announced the end to submission of entries for the 2023 Media Awards.

A statement from the Corporate Communications and Public Affairs department, and signed by Victoria Uwadoka, stated that “The highly anticipated Nestlé Nigeria Media Awards 2023 promises to be an exciting edition with an impressive 118 submissions received from a broad range of the media at the time of the official closing of entries on
November 16, 2023.”

Victoria Uwadoka, who is the Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Manager, said, “I want to thank all the participants who have submitted the diverse range of entries, showcasing outstanding creativity and professionalism within the Nigerian media. As the stellar panel of judges commences the process of carefully evaluating each submission to determine the most deserving recipients, we eagerly anticipate the announcement of the finalists at the ‘invitation only’ award event early in December 2023.”

She maintained that the Nestlé Media Awards 2023 ceremony promises to be an elegant celebration of vibrancy, innovation and excellence in the Nigerian media in 2023.

Finalists and winners will be announced in the coming days according to statement.

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