NEVER GIVE UP!

Setting up goals one wishes to achieve is possible when one gets stronger no matter the odds that comes with it. The secret of success is never to give up, staying focused and having a good sense of hope no matter the circumstance. 

Here is a story that describes why we should never give up on our aspirations and dreams:


Colonel Harland Sanders was fired from a variety of jobs throughout his career before he first started cooking chicken in his roadside Shell Service Station in 1930, when he was 40 years old, during the Great Depression. His gas station didn’t actually have a restaurant, so he served diners in his attached personal living quarters.
Over the next 10 years, he perfected his “Secret Recipe” and pressure fryer cooking method for his famous fried chicken and moved onto bigger locations. His chicken was even praised in the media by food critic Duncan Hines. However, as the interstate came through the Kentucky town where the Colonel’s restaurant was located in the 1950s,
 It took away important road traffic, and the Colonel was forced to close his business and retire essentially broke. Worried about how he was going to survive off his meager $105 monthly pension check, he set out to find restaurants who would franchise his secret recipe—he wanted a nickel for each piece of chicken sold. He drove around, sleeping in his car, and was rejected more than 1,000 times before finally finding his first partner.
Never give up


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The picture of a man's success story shared by a twitter user shows why we should never give up on our dreams. The man was a pump attendant at a filling station in 1999, and in 2017, is now a Finance manager.

Things might be tough now but, with consistency, hardwork and reliance upon The Almighty, things will turn out the best for us.

Twitter story below:

Its up to you!

Whichever mood you decide to be in, wheather being happy or sad, gloomy or excited, moody or stable… all these are options that are presented to you everyday.You just have to make the right choice.
Its up to you to decide which mood you want to be in, but choose well because this will definitely affect how much progress you can achieve today.

The biggest sources of motivation are your own thoughts, so think big and motivate yourself to win regardless of your mood.

Wishing you success always...



  
The United Nations said the world is facing its largest humanitarian crisis since 1945, issuing a plea for help to avoid “a catastrophe.”
UN humanitarian chief, Stephen O’Brien, said more than 20 million people are facing the threat of starvation and famine in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and Nigeria.
 BBC reports, UNICEF has already warned 1.4m children could starve to death this year.
Mr. O’Brien said $4.4bn (£3.6bn) was needed by July to avert disaster.
“We stand at a critical point in history,” Mr. O’Brien told the Security Council on Friday. “Already at the beginning of the year we are facing the largest humanitarian crisis since the creation of the United Nations. Development gains reversed. Many will be displaced and will continue to move in search for survival, creating ever more instability across entire regions.”
Mr. O’Brien’s comments follow on from a similar appeal made by UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, last month.
At that time, he revealed the UN had only received $90m (£74m) so far in 2017, despite generous pledges.
Like Mr. O’Brien, he urged more financial support for the four countries.

               Our Success Stories.
Every successful person has a success story to tell. Achieving success comes with hardwork, patience, and some failure and behind every success story is an embarrassing first effort, a setback or a radical change of direction.


Success is less a matter of innate talent and more of perseverance, a willingness to stumble and stand up again and again.

Everyone's desire is to tell his /her success story, but its not possible unless we are willing to start doing something that will bring success, continue in it no matter any condition, and put our hope in The Almighty.


I hope one day, we will all sit and remember all the struggles we've gone through, and tell our success stories. 

Wishing you the best success always..

What are your goals?

Define your goals to attain your strength
Develop your plans to accomplish your aims
Desire for the best, work hard, and never be distressed
Don't mind those that are ready to discourage you
Demonstrate your plans even if it's not perfect
Dedication to your goals, motivation, and action are all needed in the journey called 'success'
Don't be deceived by what people will say, you are an authority in your domain
Do your best, depend on The Almighty, and I wish you the best
Don't forget to answer the question, What are your goals?

This is an original message from me to you! See you at the top and wishing you success always.
               Keep Moving Forward


Once you start a race, you need to keep moving in order to reach the finishing line. In order to achieve our goals, we need to put our confidence into our aim, start already, and keep moving forward.

A lot of obstacles are ahead any achievable success, but the moment you feel like giving up is the best time to keep moving forward.

You might get discouraged by so many failures ahead, but once you get stressed, just look back to see how far you have come, and you will know why you should keep moving forward.

If you can't fly, then run, if you can't run, then walk, if you can't walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.- Martin Luther King Jr.

Achieving success comes with a great deal of determination, with some few set-backs, but by taking the journey one step at a time, with hard work, and having faith in The Almighty, we can achieve the best we desire.

Be inspired, stay focused, and I wish you the best!
           SELF MOTIVATION

If you don't motivate your self, then who would? Staying motivated is a struggle, and we need it in order to keep moving forward. Our determination towards success is sometimes filled with anxiety and negative thoughts or doubts, but by keeping in mind the success we want to achieve, our zeal will keep us going.

We need to know how to nurture our motivating thoughts, so that they don't get displaced by negative thoughts.
Self motivation keeps life in its positive path. No matter what people say or do to hurt or harm you, remember that being self motivated will always give you the boost to stand above all of them...     A thought by Provinth Deepon.

Note that the major reasons why we lose motivation include, lack of confidence, lack of action and motivational thoughts that lack direction. You need to build your confidence towards your chosen plan, take action towards it immediately and remember, delay is dangerous. Also, get a direction or way you will take to achieving your desired result.



The journey through achieving ones success is inevitably filled with low energy, few disappointments, and some occasional failure, but your determination, confidence, speed of action, and direction, will make your success journey smooth. Most importantly, seek the help of The Almighty in whatever you want to do. I hope this will help you get self- motivated?

Wishing you success always!

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Don't Be Afraid To Fail

Many success made by most people started on less-perfect ideas, while some other people had their success worked out well.
 Most "new idea" comes with a lot of fear, but whenever you know you are amassing life experience, then you don't need to be afraid to fail.


Someone's being afraid of failing has lead to many dreams fading, and unfulfilled success.


The road to success is not paved with a smooth path, but with a great determination, courage and faith in God, I believe, we can make success.

Don't be afraid to fail, don't waste energy trying to cover up failure, learn from your failures and go on to the next challenge. It's ok to fail, if you're not failing, you're not growing." H.Stanley Judd.
 Stay focused, have passion for what you do, do a great deal of hardwork, and never be afraid to fail.

Wishing you success always!
       
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Hello! I know you will like to know what this is all about.

Kano food festival is an event that takes place in Kano State annually, showcasing the best of Kano foods, spices and catering services.

This year's food festival took place at Meena events center and below are some pictures Fatisticinfo captured during the event.




The event did not only feature variety of tasty foods, but it was also an avenue to bring people of the same interests together, and making new friends. 





The Federal Ministry of Finance yesterday, clarified that import duties on food items and luxury goods have not increased, as recently reported by some media.

Alhaji Salisu Na'inna, the Director (information), said in his statement,"The Federal Ministry of Finance wishes to categorically state that the correct position is that, the 2016 FPM did not involve any upward review of tariff on the affected food items and luxury goods. On the contrary, tariffs for those items remained at their 2015 levels, while duties for some other items were actually reduced. A comparison of the 2015 Fiscal Policy Measures dated 29th November 2016 will affirm this position".
                                      Kemi Adeosun- Minister of Finance, Nigeria
Meanwhile, the ministry has also re-issued the import prohibition list to include: Live or dead birds such as frozen poultry; pork, beef; birds eggs, excluding hatching eggs. Others are Refined vegetable oil excluding refined linseed, castor and olive oil. Crude vegetable oil is however not banned from importation. *Cane or beet sugar and chemically pure sucrose, in solid form containing added flavouring or colouring matter  ; in retail packs Cocoa butter, Powder and cakes Spaghetti/Noodles.
 *Fruit Juice in retail Packs; Waters, including mineral waters and aerated Waters, containing added sugar or sweetening matter or flavoured, ice snow; other non-alcoholic beverages;   ; excluding energy or health drinks – liquid dietary supplements e.g. Power Horse, Red Ginseng; and Beer and stout (Bottled, Canned or otherwise packed). 
*Bagged Cement,  *Medicament falling under Headings;   3003 & 3004 such as: Paracetamol tablets Syrups; Cotrimozazole tablets and Syrups; Metronidazole tablets and Syrups; Chloroquine tablets and Syrups; Haematinic formulations; Ferrous sulphate and ferrous gluconate tablets; Folic acid tablets; Vitamin B Complex tablets (except modified release; formulations). 

*Multivitamin tablets, capsules and syrups (except special formulations); Aspirin tablets (except modified release formulations and soluble aspirin); Magnesium trisilicate tablets and suspensions; Piperazine tablets and syrups; Levamisole tablets and syrups; Ointments penicillin/gentamycin;   Pyrantel pamoate tablets and syrups;Intravenous Fluids (Dextrose, Normal Saline etc) *Waste pharmaceuticals;  Soaps and Detergents in retail packs;  Mosquito repellant Coils (mosquito coils)  ;Sanitary Wares of Plastics and Domestic Articles and Wares of Plastic; (but excluding Baby Feeding Bottles) and (flushing cistern and waterless toos toilets).

Credits: vanguardngr.co, Channels TV


The Director (Information), Alh Salisu Na’Inna, said in a statement, “The Federal Ministry of Finance wishes to categorically state that the correct position is that, the 2016 FPM did not involve any upward review of tariff on the affected food items and luxury goods. On the contrary, tariffs for those items remained at their 2015 levels, while duties for some other items were actually reduced. A comparison of the 2015 Fiscal Policy Measures Circular dated 20th March, 2015 and the 2016 Fiscal Policy Measures dated 29th November, 2016 will affirm this position.

Read more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/01/no-increase-tariffs-food-items-luxury-goods-fg/
The Director (Information), Alh Salisu Na’Inna, said in a statement, “The Federal Ministry of Finance wishes to categorically state that the correct position is that, the 2016 FPM did not involve any upward review of tariff on the affected food items and luxury goods. On the contrary, tariffs for those items remained at their 2015 levels, while duties for some other items were actually reduced. A comparison of the 2015 Fiscal Policy Measures Circular dated 20th March, 2015 and the 2016 Fiscal Policy Measures dated 29th November, 2016 will affirm this position.

Read more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/01/no-increase-tariffs-food-items-luxury-goods-fg/


The Director (Information), Alh Salisu Na’Inna, said in a statement, “The Federal Ministry of Finance wishes to categorically state that the correct position is that, the 2016 FPM did not involve any upward review of tariff on the affected food items and luxury goods. On the contrary, tariffs for those items remained at their 2015 levels, while duties for some other items were actually reduced. A comparison of the 2015 Fiscal Policy Measures Circular dated 20th March, 2015 and the 2016 Fiscal Policy Measures dated 29th November, 2016 will affirm this position. “With regards to the 20 per cent duty on pharmaceutical products in the 2016 Fiscal Policy Measures, it should be noted that pharmaceutical products were already on the import prohibition list. “This is in support of Government’s intention to give further encouragement and desirable protection to local manufacturers of Pharmaceutical products and ensure that those who, despite the prohibition, import such products under special permission, pay the required duties.

Read more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/01/no-increase-tariffs-food-items-luxury-goods-fg/
The Director (Information), Alh Salisu Na’Inna, said in a statement, “The Federal Ministry of Finance wishes to categorically state that the correct position is that, the 2016 FPM did not involve any upward review of tariff on the affected food items and luxury goods. On the contrary, tariffs for those items remained at their 2015 levels, while duties for some other items were actually reduced. A comparison of the 2015 Fiscal Policy Measures Circular dated 20th March, 2015 and the 2016 Fiscal Policy Measures dated 29th November, 2016 will affirm this position. “With regards to the 20 per cent duty on pharmaceutical products in the 2016 Fiscal Policy Measures, it should be noted that pharmaceutical products were already on the import prohibition list. “This is in support of Government’s intention to give further encouragement and desirable protection to local manufacturers of Pharmaceutical products and ensure that those who, despite the prohibition, import such products under special permission, pay the required duties. Kemi Adeosun “This clarification is aimed at providing the Nigerian media and other stakeholders with the correct information on such sensitive matters and to urge all interested parties to cross-check information with relevant authorities for accuracy. This is especially necessary at these challenging times when the Federal Government is putting extra efforts to encourage our local industries and manufacturers”. Import Prohibition list Meanwhile the ministry has also re-issued the import prohibition list to include: Live or dead birds such as frozen poultry; pork, beef; bird eggs, excluding hatching eggs. Others are: Refined vegetable oil , excluding refined linseed, castor and olive oil. Crude vegetable oil is however not banned from importation. *Cane or beet sugar and chemically pure sucrose, in solid form containing added flavouring or colouring matter ; in retail packs Cocoa butter, Powder and cakes Spaghetti/Noodles. *Fruit Juice in retail Packs; Waters, including mineral waters and aerated Waters, containing added sugar or sweetening matter or flavoured, ice snow; other non-alcoholic beverages; ; excluding energy or health drinks – liquid dietary supplements e.g. Power Horse, Red Ginseng; and Beer and stout (Bottled, Canned or otherwise packed). *Bagged Cement. *Medicament falling under Headings; 3003 & 3004 such as: Paracetamol tablets Syrups; Cotrimozazole tablets and Syrups; Metronidazole tablets and Syrups; Chloroquine tablets and Syrups; Haematinic formulations; Ferrous sulphate and ferrous gluconate tablets; Folic acid tablets; Vitamin B Complex tablets (except modified release; formulations). *Multivitamin tablets, capsules and syrups (except special formulations); Aspirin tablets (except modified release formulations and soluble aspirin); Magnesium trisilicate tablets and suspensions; Piperazine tablets and syrups; Levamisole tablets and syrups; Ointments penicillin/gentamycin; Pyrantel pamoate tablets and syrups;Intravenous Fluids (Dextrose, Normal Saline etc) *Waste pharmaceuticals; Soaps and Detergents in retail packs; Mosquito repellant Coils (mosquito coils) ;Sanitary Wares of Plastics and Domestic Articles and Wares of Plastic; (but excluding Baby Feeding Bottles) and (flushing cistern and waterless toos toilets).

Read more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/01/no-increase-tariffs-food-items-luxury-goods-fg/

As individuals, success is all we desire in order to have a better future, as you read and make use of these quotes, i hope you will get motivated today and always.

10 Motivational quotes that will inspire you today:

   1.If you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission. ~Anonymous
  2. Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out. ~John Wooden
 3. To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong. ~Anonymous
 4. If you are not willing to risk the usual you will have to settle for the ordinary. ~Jim Rohn
 5. Trust because you are willing to accept the risk, not because it’s safe or                      certain. ~Anonymous

  6. Successful entrepreneurs are givers and not takers of positive energy. ~Anonymous
 7. Whenever you see a successful person you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them. ~Vaibhav Shah
8. Opportunities don’t happen, you create them. ~Chris Grosser
9. Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. ~Eleanor Roosevelt
10. If you don’t value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents- start charging for it. ~Kim Garst
Live well, think big and i wish you success always..
The production of tomato paste is set to commence in February at Dangote Tomato Processing Factory in Kadawa, Kura Local Government Area of Kano State.
The Managing Director of the company, Abdulkadir Kaita, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Kano.
The company, which began production in February 2016, had to suspend operation due to lack of enough raw materials.
Mr. Kaita added that preparation for production to resume was at an advanced stage.
He said the company had to suspend production when most of the tomato farms in about five states were affected by a pest, which destroyed all the tomato species.
“We expect that tomato farmers would have produced enough for the company to process, hence our decision to resume production in February,” he said.
According to him, many tomato farmers at the Kadawa, Kura, Garun-Malam and Hadeja-Jama’are irrigation sites are expected to produce enough for the company to process.
“We deliberately decided to resume production in February because we don’t want to create the scarcity of the commodity.
“We want to make sure that there is enough to process so that its price will not go up,” Mr. Kaita said.
He said that the company which had the capacity to process 40 trucks or 1,200 tons of fresh tomatoes per day, would soon begin recruitment of additional staff.
“All our trained staff are still with us and we are paying them the salary but if there is the need to recruit additional staff, we will do so to ensure effective service delivery,” he said.
NAN recalls that a pest popularly known as “Tuta Absoluta’’ destroyed tomato farms in Kano, Jigawa, Plateau, Katsina and Kaduna states. 

Credit: NAN
5 Rules To Live A Happy Life.

  • Start doing something good, little-by-little, you will get there

  • Don't ever give up- Keep trying

  • Don't make things complicated - Be simple

  • Be like a pineapple, stand tall, wear a crown and be sweet inside
  •  Always remind yourself that no one is perfect.
       Believe in yourself, start doing something by taking a bold step, and be appreciative to The Almighty always.

Written by: Fatima Salami- Suleiman