I Am

​I am a royal priesthood

I am royalty from the crown of my head to the sole of my feet

I am clay in the hands of the potter moulded to perfection 

I am a rainbow bright and  beautiful in the sky

I am happiness

I am joy itself

I am a beauty specially made by God

Words do not make or break me, for I am strong 


Even when life bends me, I spring back standing tall

Even when l fall, I stand up stronger 

When the going gets tough, I get even tougher 

When I lose hope, I draw strength from up above 


I am God’s favourite, yes i definitely am 

I am a divine project waiting to be executed 

I am the reflection of Christ 

I am courageous, not afraid to take that step 

I am one  in waiting, stirred by faith hope and love 


I am God’s chosen, a solution to this community and generation 

I am a leader and God’s general 

I am a genius my wisdom transcends that of mortal men

I am a unique expression of God’s creativity 

I am priceless, my worth equates His Blood   

I am a better version of me 

I am nothing without the I am

I am who God says I am 

Who are you ? 


I’ve learned 

They’re  written by Andy Rooney, a man who had the gift of saying so  much with so few words.  ………Enjoy………
 

 

I’ve  learned …That  the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly  person.

 

I’ve  learned ….  That when you’re in love, it shows.  

 

I’ve  learned ….  That just one person saying to me, ‘You’ve made my day!’  makes my day.

 

I’ve  learned ….  That having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the  most peaceful feelings in the  world.

 

I’ve  learned ….  That being kind is more important than being  right. 

 

I’ve  learned ….  That you should never say no to a gift from a child. 

 

I’ve  learned ….  That I can always pray for someone when I don’t have the  strength to help him in some other way.  

 

I’ve  learned ….  That no matter how serious your life requires you to be,  everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.  

 

I’ve  learned ….  That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a  heart to understand.

 

I’ve  learned ….  That simple walks with my father around the block on summer  nights when I was a child did wonders for me as an  adult.

 

I’ve  learned ….  That life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets  to the end, the faster it goes.

 

I’ve  learned ….  That we should be glad God doesn’t give us everything we ask  for.

 

I’ve  learned ….  That money doesn’t buy class.

 

I’ve  learned ….  That it’s those small daily happenings that make life so  spectacular.

 

I’ve  learned ….  That under everyone’s hard shell is someone who wants to be  appreciated and loved.

 

I’ve  learned ….  That to ignore the facts does not change the  facts. 

 

I’ve  learned ….  That love, not time, heals all  wounds.

 

I’ve  learned ….  That no one is perfect until you fall in love with them. 

 

I’ve  learned …  That life is tough, but I’m tougher.  

 

I’ve  learned ….  That opportunities are never lost; someone will take the  ones you miss.

 

I’ve  learned ….  That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock  elsewhere.

 

I’ve  learned ….  That I wish I could have told my Mom that I love her one  more time before she passed away.

 

I’ve  learned ….  That one should keep his words both soft and tender, because  tomorrow he may have to eat them.

 

I’ve  learned …..  That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your  looks.

 

I’ve  learned …..  That when your newly born grandchild holds your little  finger in his little fist, that you’re hooked for  life.

 

I’ve  learned ….  That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all  the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing 

Obstetric Fistula 

Hello Friend,
Today is International Day to End Obstetric Fistula. Please join us in the quest to eradicate the scourge.
Obstetric Fistula is a hole in the birth canal caused by prolonged obstructed labor. The woman is left with chronic incontinence and in most cases a stillborn baby. Fistula is also caused by the trauma in the vagina in cases of sexual abuse.
Women with Fistula leak urine, feces or both. The leak is constant and humiliating. If left untreated, Fistula can lead to chronic medical problems including ulcerations, kidney disease, and nerve damage in the legs.
Fistula is almost entirely preventable.

Fistula is curable.
Most women with the condition do not know that treatment is available, and most times they cannot afford it. The average cost of fistula treatment and post-operative care is $500. 
Will you pledge a donation today? 

No amount is too small! 
The aggregate pennies of like-minded individuals will go a long way in giving hope to many. 
If you can’t give, but still want to support our cause, please share our page with your friends, family members, and coworkers. With more people aware of our cause, we’ll be one step closer to getting help to the girls and women in Africa who need them. 
The team at Women Shaping Africa would like to thank you in advance for your support!
#photos #tearsofachildbride #completebook #vol1 #shackledbytraditionseries #internationdaytoendobstetricfistula

Every girl child is the future of tomorrow… Stop the abuse, stop the torture and respect the pride of a woman

ICAN

Institute Of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, ICAN, is the most recognized Accounting professional body in Nigeria. It is widely recognized with his resourceful qualified professional members and students that are still on the process of becoming chartered Accountants.

In practice, you are not yet an accountant until you sit for ICAN or other accounting professional examinations and passed all the prescribed examinations, then, been inducted by the authority of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAN) of Nigeria before you get a professional license to practice.

Why Do I Need To Be A Chartered Accountant? 

Overtime, the profession of Accounting has been known as one of the most reputable professions in the world. Due to so many reasons. Apart from it been a recognized profession, it is also a profession in which you can be a self employed. That is the beauty of an accountant.

1. Global Recognition: With your accounting professional qualification, you can work anywhere as an accountant. You don’t need to be tied down in a particular country because you felt your B.Sc or HND would not be accepted in another countries.

With accounting professional certification, you can practice anywhere and be recognized. No other career offers the mobility that a Chartered Accountancy’s qualification does. Is that not good enough?

2. Self Employ-ability : This is self explanatory. Chartered Accountants generally have a solid foundation in economics, marketing and management information systems.

In recent, Accountants take on the role of a business advisor, aimed at driving business, improving profit margins and increasing market share for their clients/employers. Many Chartered Accountants also use their expertise to form their own businesses, becoming highly successful entrepreneurs.

The above points are just few among other reasons why you must be a Chartered Accountant. I will like to stop here, because that’s actually not the reason for this post.

Read: List Of Accredited ICAN Center In South West Nigeria

I want to be a chartered accountant but I studied Economics, Yoruba, IRS, Chemistry or some other courses entirely different from accountancy. Can I become a chartered accountant while am not an accounting student? Where will I start? Most of these questions will not stop coming from people who want to be a chartered but don’t know how to go about it.

Let me first of all answer the question of who can be a chartered accountant.

The answer is EVERYBODY .

Yes everybody can be a chartered accountant including you . Even medical doctors, lawyers, engineers, Islamists, Scientists, Technologists, I mean anybody who is interested. Even if you only have WAEC, NECO, NAPTEB or any other O’ level certificate.

Is that not good and simple enough?

So Now that You’ve Decided To Join And become A Chartered accountant, all you need to do is to read on and let me tell you what to do next.

This is simple. To become a chartered accountant in Nigeria, it is not a must that you study accounting in the university or polytechnics. To become a chartered accountant, you just need to write ICAN or other recognized Accounting Professional examinations in Nigeria.

Though, this post is about ICAN and ICAN alone. So I won’t bother you with other professional bodies with this post. Is that cool?

Also am not to talk about people with less than first degree or HND, Am not talking of registration procedures for ATS here. Only for those who has graduated and want to become a chartered accountant in order not to mixed things up.

I will make this very simple enough for you to understand. In order not to confuse you, I will separate this session into two. ICAN registration procedures for non accounting graduate/students,

and Ican registration for accounting graduates/students .

But for the group, the registration requirements are the same. So either you are an accounting students or not. ICAN Registration requirements is as below:

A.The degree of any University or Higher National Diploma of any Polytechnic accredited by ICAN.

B. O level result with five credits passes.

C. Passport Photograph

If you meet up with all of the above requirements, then you can quickly start your ICAN Registration following the below steps:

Note: This has nothing to do with your

degree/HND’s grade… Whether first class or third class, distinction or upper,

lower, pass. Every graduate is qualified

Read: List Of Accredited ICAN Center In South East Nigeria

Steps To Register Yourself For ICAN

1. Obtain PIN voucher from Zenith/Fidelity Bank

2. Use the information on the PIN voucher to log-on ICAN website that would be written on the voucher you bought from the bank.

3. Click on to Students’ Professional Registration and fill your data on the form.

4. Obtain a coloured passport photograph of yourself, scan the passport photograph on the form.

5. Click twice on submits to submit the application on-line.

6. Print out a copy of the application form.

7. Append your signature

8. Get a chartered accountant as your referee/sponsor.

9. Provide his/her membership number, name and phone number.

10. Take the printed copy of the completed application form and the photocopy of your credentials to your Referee/Sponsor for certification.

11. Attach the following:

Original copy of the pin voucher

Two copies of signed/certified passport

Original copy of the bank teller

Completed filled form on net

Package everything and send it down to ICAN head office in Lagos for consideration. The council will seat and consider your application. If your application is been granted, then you will be granted a student registration number. Which will always serve as your log in details and you will print out your registration certificate online.

The ICAN Council reserves the right to grant or refuse any application or to terminate the registration of a student. Applicants must comply with the conditions set forth and must pay the registration fee in force at the date of application. If the application to register is unsuccessful, the registration fee is not refundable.

After the registration, ICAN may not contact you to inform you of your registration status. You need to keep checking their website or call their customer care to confirm. I made the mistake of waiting for too long during my registration. I was expecting a mail or call from their head office, but they never contacted me. Until I called their customer care who told me to check their website that I have been successfully registered.

Let assumed Your Registration has been successful.

You may not want to go through all the stress of registration, applying for exemption, knowing number of papers and finding a chartered accountant to sign, taking it to Lagos, finding reliable centers and all that. Contact, Professional Tutors (An ICAN Accredited/Recognized center) .They will help you to handle everything including your ICAN PACK.

If You Are A Non Accounting Students Who want To Write ICAN, you will start from Foundation. This means that you must pass through three stages to complete your professional career. The stages are:

1. Foundation: You will write Five(5) papers at this stage

2. Skills: You will write 6 papers here

3. Professional: You will be required to write five papers here too.

Read: List Of Accredited ICAN Center In

Northern Nigeria

After this, you are done.

If You Are An Accounting Graduate In Nigeria Who want To Write ICAN

Your own is just two stages and you are not going to write more than 9 papers to become a chartered accountant. The two stages are:

1 Skills: Four papers

2. Professional: Five papers. That’s all.

For you to write only nine papers, you will have to apply for exemption. The application for ICAN exemption is as simple as:

1. Go to ICAN Website under

students and click on ‘pay for exemption’

2. Fill the necessary form online and click on ‘Pay button’

3. Make payment with your ATM card

4. Print Out Your receipt and exemption form.

5. Get a chartered accountant to sign your exemption form with all your documents

6. Attach all with your passport and send it to ICAN Head office in Lagos.

7. If your exemption is approved, they will remove all courses and leave you with only nine. Four at skills level, five at a professional level.

It all depends on the level you started and how expensive the tutorial center you attended is. The tutorial I used to attend was N30000 per diet. So for two diets, it means 60k.

Then exemption fee was N54, 500 or so. Registration and the stress up and down was N7400 paid in zenith bank to buy ICAN Voucher at the start of the registration.

I bought so many materials despite the fact that I was an accounting students in school with many textbooks, I still bought all The ICAN Parks and pathfinders. Let say all cost N25,000.

Then you will pay for the examination fee in each diet. Which can roughly be estimated to N100,000 for both skills and professional exams. Also foundation will cost you additional 40k for non accounting students.

You will also pay yearly subscription of N4000. Depends on the numbers of year it takes you to complete it. Plus another N2000 fee which is payable only once not yearly.

What all these rough estimate means is that it will cost you more as a non accounting student to write ICAN than accounting students.

After knowing the rough estimate of what it will cost you to run an ICAN program in Nigeria, it is also important to know how many papers a graduate will write to become a chartered accountant for both accounting and none accounting graduateS alike:

Accounting GraduateS: Your exam is at two stages, skills and professional levels, below are the courses to offer:

Skills Level:

B1. Financial Reporting

B4. Performance Management

B5. Public Sector Accounting and Finance

B6. Management, Governance and Ethics

Professional Level

C1. Corporate Reporting

C2. Advanced Audit and Assurance

C3. Strategic Financial Management

C4. Advanced Taxation

C5. Case Study

All these can be written in just two diet. That’s a year. All depends on you.

Your exam is in three stages, below are the papers to write as a non-accounting graduate who is interested in ICAN Exam in Nigeria:

Foundation Level

A1. Quantitative Techniques in Business

A2. Business and Finance

A3. Financial Accounting

A4. Management Information

A5. Business Law

Skills Level:

B1. Financial Reporting

B2. Audit and Assurance

B3. Taxation

B4. Performance Management

B5. Public Sector Accounting and Finance

B6. Management, Governance and Ethics

Professional Level

C1. Corporate Reporting

C2. Advanced Audit and Assurance

C3. Strategic Financial Management

C4. Advanced Taxation

C5. Case Study

All these can be completed within a year and half which is three diets.

You may want to know how many years would it take you to complete ICAN EXAM and become a chartered accountant in Nigeria.

It depends on how serious you are about it and how fast you are able to pass your exams. But the minimum time you can use to complete your ICAN Exam is one year for an accounting student. Non Accounting students is one and half years.

Exam is every May and November in a year. The arrangement is that, you will write one stage in one diet. If you are able to pass all, then you can move to the next stage.

The maximum period to write your exam is 10years. If not, ICAN will withdraw the studentship of such student.

He’s Alive And At Work In You. 

Monday, May 22nd .  
Pastor Chris 
“`For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose (Philippians 2:13 NIV).“` 
The thought in our opening verse is such a powerful blessing. It lets you know that there’s a divine force, something supernatural and completely beyond you, that makes you do the things you do as a Christian. That force or power is Christ in you. 
When you study the life of Jesus in His earth-walk, you’ll see that power at work in Him. Acts 10:38 declares, “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.” It was God working in Him to give sight to the blind, feed the hungry, clothe the naked, heal the sick, mend the broken hearted, deliver those who were oppressed of the devil, and even raise the dead. 
That same Christ, in His mighty power, is at work in you through the Holy Spirit. The Apostle Paul in Colossians 1:29 refers to how he took advantage of this energy of the Spirit that works mightily in us: “Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.” Then, in our opening verse, notice that he didn’t speculate; he didn’t say “Well, maybe it’s God that’s working in you,” no. He stated a definite truth: It’s God who’s at work in you, both to will and to act according to His good pleasure. 
The good things you do don’t just come from your head or your mind; they’re God-inspired. If it’s good for God and pleasing to Him, and good for people, then He’s the One working in you, making you willing and causing you to act accordingly! 
“Christ in you” makes you willing to serve God and helps you do it. He’s alive in you. He talks through you, walks in you, and works in and through you so your life will glorify God. He impacts the world through you. Hallelujah!

                    *PRAYER* 

_Dear Father, thank you, for you’re the One who’s active, alive, and working in and through me, both to will and to fulfil your good pleasure. I’m strengthened by the Word and your Spirit, to express your goodness and love to my world today; I live to fulfil your purpose, and help others do the same, in Jesus’ Name. Amen._

            *Further Study:* 

*|| 1 John 2:16-17 For all that [is] in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever. ||*

*|| Hebrews 10:7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God. 

*|| Philippians 2:13 AMP [Not in your own strength] for it is God Who is all the while effectually at work in you [energizing and creating in you the power and desire], both to will and to work for His good pleasure and satisfaction and delight. ||*
      Daily Scripture Reading 

 1-Year Bible Reading Plan: John 10:22-42, 2 Kings 8-9

 2-Year Bible Reading Plan: Mark 12:13-17, Numbers 25

 

EXTRACT FROM: Rhapsody of Realities Daily Devotional

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I Was Told… Breakfast In Bed 

Recently, I saw a movie where a lady was woken up to a tray of savory food and she first made a quick trip to the bathroom. Of all such scenes I remember seeing, that was the closest to reality. Or common-sensity? 

Because how does a person appreciate the taste of food when every inch of their mouth is still coated with the by-products of the overnight combustive work of several colonies of bacteria? 

I know various contexts may have us eating food with unwashed mouths but that’s the exception, no? Cos I’m thinking, if they’re served BIB every day for a month, and they eat it each time with their virgin mouth, ain’t they gonna come down with caries or something? 

And why do these movies make it look so romantic, that the spouse who has gone through the trouble of oral hygiene leans in for a kiss… from the one with the mouth laden with bacterial residue now mixed with slimy food particles? 
These breakfast in bed people, how do you fare? 
Well, movies slip all the time so I won’t even dwell on the boy who jumps from bed into his clothes and runs off to school—no suggestion of a bath—every morning or the woman who wakes up from a supposedly deep and long sleep with a completely made up face, eyebrows elaborately drawn and lips a glimpse of heaven’s pearly gates, that glossy. 

She begins to eat her BIB and I see that her fingers not only end in fear-inducing claws but some of them don chunky rings. 

I look at the bare chested husband with whom, I’m meant to believe, she was busy all night attempting biological multiplication—poor man, I’m thinking—and I hope to at least see fresh scratch-scars that will append some realness to this charade and be the reward for my long-suffering. But none. Mtchew!

#Chimuguru

Do you ever wonder….. 

SEX is a Spiritual bond (Soul tie)

How many men’s/women’s souls do you have inside of you? Every person you sleep with leaves a part of themselves with you. some of us think sex is for fun but you don’t know that sex out of marriage is the greatest covenant that you can ever think of, Sexually transmitted demons are not something to play with and are harder to get rid of than diseases!!!! Soul ties are more powerful than you think. The right mate for you will PRAY on your soul not PREY on it. Women, God made u to be protected by your husband’s and sex makes you feel married, even though you aren’t. Sex is a spiritual bond because of the connection made during love making. Do you ever wonder what your soul looks like to GOD? Sex does more to the body than the eyes can see. Be careful who and what you allow your soul to tie to!!! 

Fruits and veggies 

*HEALTH BENEFITS OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.*
*BANANAS*

🍌🍌🍌🍌🍌

•Protect your heart.

•Strengthen bones.

•Control blood pressure

•Block diarrhea.
*BEANS*

🥓🥓🥓🥓🥓

•Prevent constipation.

•Help hemorrhoids.

•Lower cholesterol.

•Combat cancer.

•Stabilize blood sugar.
*BROCCOLI*

•Strengthens.

•Saves eyesight.

•Combats cancer.

•Protects your heart.

•Controls blood pressure.
*CABBAGE*

•Combats cancer.

•Prevents constipation.

•Promotes weight loss.

•Protects your heart.

•Helps hemorrhoids.
*CARROTS*

🥕🥕🥕🥕🥕

•Save eyesight.

•Protect your heart.

•Prevent constipation.

•Combat cancer.

•Promote weight loss.
*CAULIFLOWER*

🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼

•Protects against Prostate Cancer.

•Combats Breast Cancer.

•Strengthens bones.

•Banishes bruises.

•Guards against heart disease.
*GARLIC*

•Lowers cholesterol.

•Controls blood pressure.

•Combats cancer.

•kills bacteria.

•Fights fungus.
*GRAPEFRUIT*

•Protects against heart attacks

•Promotes Weight loss

•Helps stops strokes

•Combats Prostate Cancer

•Lowers cholesterol
*GRAPES*

🍇🍇🍇🍇🍇🍇

•Save eyesight.

•Conquer kidney stones.

•Combat cancer.

•Enhance blood flow.

•Protect your heart.
*GREEN TEA*

🍵🍵🍵🍵🍵🍵

•Combats cancer.

•Protects your heart.

•Helps stops strokes.

•Promotes  weight loss.

•Kills bacteria.
*HONEY*

🍯🍯🍯🍯🍯

•Heals wounds.

•Aids digestion.

•Guards against ulcers.

•Increases energy.

•Fights allergies.
*LEMONS AND LIME*

🍋🍈🍋🍈🍋🍈

•Combat cancer.

•Protect your heart.

•Control blood pressure.

•Smoothen skin.

•Stop scurvy.
*MUSHROOM*

🍄🍄🍄🍄🍄

•Controls blood pressure.

•Lowers cholesterol.

•Combats cancer.

•Strengthens bones.
*OLIVE OIL*

🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃

•Protects your heart.

•Promotes Weight loss.

•Combats cancer.

•Battles diabetes.

•Smoothens skin.
*ONIONS*

•Reduce risk of heart attack.

•Combat cancer.

•Kill bacteria(bactericidal).

•Lower cholesterol.

•Fight fungal infections.
*ORANGES*

🍊🍊🍊🍊🍊

•Support immune systems.

•Combat cancer.

•Protect your heart.

•Straighten respiration.

   

*PINEAPPLE*

🍍🍍🍍🍍🍍

•Strengthens bones.

•Relieves colds.

•Aids digestion.

•Dissolves warts.

•Blocks diarrhea.
*STRAWBERRIES*

🍓🍓🍓🍓🍓

•Combat cancer.

•Protect your heart.

•Boost memory.

•Calm stress.

   

*SWEET POTATOES*

🥔🥔🥔🥔🥔

•Save your eyesight.

•Lift mood.

•Combat cancer.

•Strengthen bones.
*TOMATOES*

🍅🍅🍅🍅🍅

•Protect prostate.

•Combat cancer.

•Lower cholesterol.

•Protect your heart.

   

*WALNUTS*

🥜🥜🥜🥜🥜

•Lower cholesterol.

•Combat cancer.

•Boost memory.

•Protect against cardiovascular diseases.
*WATER*

🚰🚰🚰🚰🚰

•Quenches thirst.

•Combats cancer.

•Conquers kidney stones.
*WATERMELON*

🍉🍉🍉🍉🍉

•Protects prostate.

•Promotes weight loss.

•Lowers cholesterol.

•Helps stops strokes.

•Controls blood pressure.

•Fights dehydration.
*APPLES*

🍏🍏🍏🍏🍏

•Protect your heart.

•Prevent constipation.

•Prevent diarrhea.

•Improve lung capacity.

•Cushion joints.
*AVOCADOS*

🥑🥑🥑🥑🥑

•Battle diabetes.

•Lower cholesterol.

•Help stops strokes.

•Control blood pressure. 

•Smoothen skin.

In your pocket 

You don’t talk to me, in your pocket 

You hate me , in your pocket 

You ignore me, in your pocket

You despise me, in your pocket

You steal my book, in your pocket

Your angry with me ,in your pocket

You can’t be friends with me,in your pocket 

*******    ********     ******

Realising that my happiness doesn’t have to depend on anyone or anything .  “I will leave for me, make my world better and place importance where necessary “.