Sunday, September 2, 2018

How To Know That Your Closeness To God Has Dropped Due To Social Media

Social media has taken a lot of people's attention away from the things of God. People now glue their faces to screens doing irrelevant things while their spiritual self dies gradually. Below is a yardstick to know if social media has not reduced your closeness to God.

1. You remember to check your email for messages every morning but never check the Bible for messages from God.
2. You check Facebook everyday to see what your friends posted but you forget to check what Christ your friend posted in the Bible.
3. You know the model of different phones but you don't know more than one bible version.
4. You are always quick to share social media posts, but you runaway when it comes to sharing the gospel.
5. When you read a Bible verse that condemns fornication, you don't Like it. But when a girl shares semi-nude picture of her self on Facebook, you Like it quickly. Bad guy!
6. If the church elders should check your social media accounts, they are likely going to find immoral pictures and posts of you boasting which are all against the Bible.
7. You never leave the house without your phone, but your Bible is always in a dusty place.
8. It takes you 2 secs to approach a lady. But when it comes to opening the Bible book of Hebrews, you spend 2 minutes.
9. You follow every celebrity on social media and imitate their silly lifestyle instead of following the ways of prophets Daniel, Jeremiah, Job, Zechariah and even Yahshua the Messiah.
10. You Like your friend's pictures on Facebook but hate him in real life.
11. Your Followers are not following you to Christ but to destruction because of the shameful things you post.
12. You find it difficult to invite friends to church but you are always happy to invite people to Ponzi Schemes.
13. You feel too shy to give testimony in church but your testimonies are all over Ponzi Scheme websites.

Meet the First Twin Bloggers in The world, Clifford and Stanford (talk talk twins)

Nigeria is at it again by setting another great record  in producing the first Twin Bloggers in the world, today lets see the Nigerian Twin Bloggers who became the first Twin Bloggers in the world, Igbo Clifford Chimaizuobi and Igbo Stanford Onyemaizuchi are the first Nigerian twin bloggers and the first Twin Bloggers in the world and the founders of Information Guide Africa, Opportunities for Youths and Reporter 247. Popularly known as Talk Talk Twins, the duo were identified in the blogging industry in the year 2016, with their first blog Afra Tales and have been since then active in the blogosphere. According to them, n their interview with GiftNaija Tv, they stated that what motivated them to start blogging was their quest to change the quality of information dished out to the Africans, and they have been doing more than that. Biography and Early Life Clifford and Stanford were born on the 11th of August 1998, and they are the only children of their parents. They grew up in Owerri Imo State and later moved to Otulu, Oru West LGA of Imo State. They had their early education at the Logos International Nursery and Primary School, Awo Omamma and proceeded to the Logos International Secondary School in the same location. After that, they both pursued their first degree programs at the Imo State University with Clifford studying Nutrition and Dietetics and Stanford pursuing Plant Science and Biotechnology. Career They started blogging in the year 2016 and have been very active since then. Aside that, they are also freelance writers with articles published in many top websites and blogs including Blasting News, Forbes, Huffington Post, Mental Health matters, Reuters, Broccas and many more. They are also YouTubers and work with several affiliate agencies both Nigerian and foreign. Hobbies According to them,they said their hobbies include reading, writing, listening to music and of course, shopping. They also enjoy using the internet to create and discover new stuff.  Their best artists include the likes of Justin Bieber and Alicia Keys. They are also active members of several groups like the Uncommon Me International, SESSNet, ISBA and the Rotaract Club. Social Media Handles Clifford and Stanford are addicted social media users….lol. You can connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest, @TalkTalkTwins, @Chimaizuobi and @Onyemaizuchi.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

How To Join a Political Party In Nigeria

Join Political Parties in Nigeria… Have you ever wondered how possible it is for normal persons to form a body of government of a state or country? This might seems like magic whatever, but i will unveil the step by step procedure of how this is done. Stay focus and read through.
a political party is as simple as enrolling ones child to school.  We must stop calling or seeing politics as a dirty game.  A political party is a group of people who share the same views about how the government should be run and what it should do. Below are the guidelines on how you can join a political party in Nigeria

About Nigeria Political Parties

According to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) website, there are currently 35 registered political parties in Nigeria.
Every Nigerian, young or old, should join a political party in order to have a say in the formulation of political ideology, development of policies and programmes and selection of candidates that emerge from the various political parties. It is not enough to simply show up to vote on election day.
If you’re not involved in the activities of political parties, then you’ll be forced to choose between whatever disagreeable candidates they might present at the election. This is particularly true because our political system doesn’t yet allow for independent candidacy. Even if it did, there are still more reasons to be part of an organised political party then to try to go it alone
The importance of being active in politics should be a no-brainer; yet its quite disheartening that many good people would rather remain on the fence because of a fear of tarnishing their ‘good’ names. This is a short sighted and defeatist viewpoint because ultimately your ‘good’ name will be dragged into a collective mire when the society degenerates because of a scarcity of good men and women at the helm of power. People will ask you where you were when the society was going to hell in a handbasket, without a compass or a whistle to raise the alarm

Reasons Why You Should Join a Political Party

1). According to the 1999 Constitution, you can only be elected into a political office if you are a member of a party. This point is reinforced by INEC in a recent public notice.
2). Even if you don’t ever want to run for office, if you are passionate about politics, you should want a seat at the table when decisions are made about who gets to run for office. These decisions are generally made during party primary elections and only party members can vote in such primaries.
3). Under our political system, the government is formed by the party that wins the election, whether at local, state or national level. While this is not a hard and fast rule, it is easier to become a federal, state or local government appointee if you are a member of the party in power.
4). If you believe that the country is moving in the wrong direction, the first place to begin to change this is through the political parties, which in theory formulate the ideology, policies and programmes that their members will execute if and when they get into power. If you are as intelligent, exposed and experienced as you believe you are, then you should be able to make your voice heard within the party system.
5). Parties are run with a relatively high level of secrecy. You will always be an outsider if you don’t join a political party. Of course, not everyone is built to be a member of a disciplined and hierarchical organization like a party. But when you’re young, politically aware and passionate about your country, there’s no better place to make your presence felt.

List of Political Parties in Nigeria

  1. Advanced Congress of Democrats (ACD)
  2. Alliance for Democracy (AD)
  3. Action Democratic Party (ADP)
  4. All Democratic Peoples Movement (ADPM)
  5. All Progressives Congress (APC)
  6. African Democratic Congress (ADC)
  7. Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA)
  8. All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA)
  9. All People’s Party (APP)
  10. African Renaissance Party [ARP]
  11. Conscience People’s Congress [CPC]
  12. Communist Party of Nigeria (CPN)
  13. Citizens Popular Party (CPP)
  14. Democratic Alternative (DA)
  15. Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM)
  16. Fresh Democratic Party (FDP)
  17. Labour Party [LP]
  18. Masses Movement of Nigeria (MMN)
  19. National Conscience Party (NCP)
  20. New Democrats (ND)
  21. New Generations Party of Nigeria (NGP)
  22. National Democratic Party (NDP)
  23. People’s Democratic Party (PDP)
  24. Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA)
  25. People Progressive Party (PPP)
  26. People’s Redemption Party (PRP)
  27. People’s Salvation Party (PSP)
  29. Social Democratic Mega Party (SDMP)
  30. Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN)
  31. Social Democratic Party (SDP)
  32. United Nigeria People’s Party (UNPP)
  33. United Progressive Party (UPP)
  34. Mega People Political Party
  35. Young Progressive Party (YPP)

Admission into Membership of any Political Party in Nigeria

1). Membership of the Party shall be open to all Nigerians who are not below the age of 18 years, and who undertake to abide by the constitution of the party.
2). A register of members shall be kept at the Ward level of the party and the register shall not be removed from the ward secretariat.
3). The membership register maintained at the ward shall be authenticated by being signed by the ward chairman and the ward secretary.

4). Register at his or her Ward of origin or where he or she ordinarily resides or carries on business; and
5). Pay the prescribed registration and other fees before admission into the party.
6). Application for membership shall be considered by the Ward Executive Committee, which shall have power to accept or reject any application. Provided that any rejection shall be subject to review by the next higher organ of the party.
7). A membership card shall be issued to a registered member of the party, which shall bear the photograph of the member.
8). The Membership cards shall be produced by the National Headquarters and authenticated by the National Chairman and National Secretary.

Procedures in Joining a Political Party

Interested individuals are advised to visit the respective party headquarters at their Wards and seek the attention of the Ward Secretary (Each Local Government Area is subdivided into Wards for political purposes). The individual will fill a party registration form and provide supporting documents and payment as may be required by the party.
Once registration is judged to be complete, a membership card will be processed and issued to the individual as confirmation. Then, the individual is referred to as a ‘card-carrying member’. Political parties typically hold weekly Ward meetings which members are expected to attend. A simple process, yet, requiring increased awareness and widespread documentation.
The least expectation is that each political party manages a functional website, publishing therein its national structure – a breakdown of Zones, States, Local Government Areas and Wards with contact details for party officials at each level. An individual who seeks to join a political party should be able to pick an internet enabled mobile phone, browse the website for the party of interest, navigate the national structure down to the Ward closest to him/her, copy details of the responsible party official, make an inquiry call and/or physical visit.
Information should be at the public’s beck and call. So, while the PDP site provides initial information on ‘how to join’, it needs to incorporate information and contact details down to the Ward level. It currently lists PDP State Chairmen with few of their contact numbers but excludes details on LGA and Ward officials.
Moreover, each political party should fully explore and execute the option of online registration for prospective party members In enhancing our growing democracy, information on political processes and requirements for partial or total involvement must become readily available to the average citizen. The ease and speed of accessing reliable information are key success factors to increasing and improving political involvement especially for Nigerian youth.
Joining a political party is as simple. just look for a party that ideology or programmes suits yours, then ask around in your neighborhood when and what time such party meets need to start 4rm your zone, then you will graduate to ward, then local government, then state. That is the procedure on how you can join any political party in Nigeria.

Thursday, April 12, 2018


Good day our Dear blog readers, in-case you dont know my name, i'm
Gift Ogo, the ceo of
In our previous topic, we discussed on THE EASIEST WAY TO REGISTER A BUSINESS IN NIGERIA, so today lets look into the 7 BENEFITS OF REGISTERING A BUSINESS IN NIGERIA.
Here are 7 reasons why registering a Company incorporation in Nigeria is a smarter legal and business decision than registering a Business Name.

The first and most important reason why people incorporate is for something called corporate personality. Under Nigerian law (and the laws of almost every country in the world), there is a legal fiction where a company is deemed to be a separate legal entity from the individual(s) who created/run it. Therefore the company has powers to enter into contracts, buy property, own property etc.
The legal implication of this is if the company for instance owes a bank N10 million, it is the company that owes the bank and not the Directors, and the bank cannot then sue the Directors in their personal capacities in order to recover the debt (unless the Director(s) gave personal guarantees for the loan).
If you have a registered business name, there is no room so such ‘legal gymnastics’. The person who owns the company is one and the same as the company, and therefore if you borrow money from a bank, you are personally liable. Irrespective of the fact that you might have spent the entire money on the business, you are still personally liable.
Starting a new business in Nigeria is in most cases a risky venture, you put in your personal savings (and maybe borrow from your close friends and family) and in some instances you give up a secure and probably lucrative job. You need to be rest assured that your risk is limited to what you have already put in to start the business if the business fails. This way you are able to protect your property and personal assets from being used to pay the business debts. Without incorporating a company, the ultimate risk if your business fails, is personal bankruptcy.

Under Nigerian Tax Law, registered businesses do not pay companies tax, they pay Personal Income Tax. The implication of this in a Federal State like Nigeria is that if you have a Director of a company, you pay your company income tax to the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), and you pay your personal income tax to the relevant State Inland Revenue Service (in Lagos this is the LIRS).
If you are the sole proprietor of a registered business, you will only pay personal income tax to the relevant State Inland Revenue Service. Now, while on the face of it, dealing with two different tax bodies might seem tedious, there are inherent benefits to it. However, you have to plan your taxes very well, by consulting with a tax accountant or tax lawyer.
For instance, in an incorporated company the shareholder director will receive a salary that is subject to personal income tax at one rate, and then dividends that is taxable at another rate. What a savvy person will do therefore is elect to receive the most tax efficient mix of salary and dividends.
It is also worth noting that most benefits and expenses are taxable, however in a registered company in Nigeria, you could legally offset certain costs that would have been taxable as benefits in kind under personal income tax. You should always take professional tax or financial advice based on your specific circumstances. Please note that no tax advice is offered in this article.

Electing to register a company rather than register a business name, projects a much more professional image. It signals that you are focused on the business and also committed to abiding by professional corporate governance structures, which the regulatory body in Nigeria (Corporate Affairs Commission) has created.
It suggests to the world that the business has permanence and is committed to effective and responsible management. It also instills a sense of confidence in customers and suppliers. On the other hand (and this is by no means a slight to registered business names), because of the low barrier to entry in order to operate as a business name in Nigeria, customers and suppliers are less likely to want to transact with such businesses, and therefore makes it an uneven playing field when competing with registered companies.
Also, in Nigeria certain Government departments and agencies, and multinational companies have rules that in order to tender for work or provide services to them, you would have to be a registered company. Therefore not incorporating could potentially hinder the growth of your business.

As discussed above, a registered company has its own legal identity, therefore when third parties contract with the ‘company’, they do so with a separate legal entity and not the individual directors and shareholders. This means that companies survive the death or incapacitation of the owners and it’s possible for the directors and shareholders involved with the company to change over time.
For those familiar with the concept of risk management, one of the key things in understanding the risk profile of a business is business continuity. If Mr. A, who owns the business, was to get hit by a bus, or get arrested the next week, what would happen to the business? This is important not inly from a day-to-day running of the business perspective, but also from a legal perspective. Who signs the cheques when he is not available? As the business is classified as a personal one, upon his death, it gets lumped into his estate and is subject to estate and probate laws etc.
Suffice to say that business continuity in a registered business is very risk-prone and therefore third parties are wary about over-commitment to such businesses. Apart from third parties, this is also important to employees, people are wary about working with a registered business because it is essentially a one-man show that can end abruptly and with little or no safety net for the employees.
However, if it is a registered company, its existence will only cease if it is formally wound up, liquidated or by other order of the Nigerian courts or Registrar of Companies. Amongst other benefits, this can provide more perceived security for employees and third parties than other business structures.

In very general, and oversimplified terms, there are two broad ways to raise funding – debt and equity. Debt is basically, give me X for my business and I will pay you back at a future date with X% interest; equity is give me X for my business and I will give you X number of shares in the business as well.
For debt, both business structures – registered business and registered company, can raise funding this way, however in the case of a registered business name, the proprietors are responsible personally for the debt until it is discharged, but for the registered company, as discussed earlier the company is the debtor and not the shareholders so they are in a sense more insulated.
For equity, registered businesses generally have to raise new capital from their own resources or from family and friends. However, registered companies in Nigeria are able to raise capital at any time by issuing new shares. The new shares can be offered to existing shareholders or new investors, although only public limited companies can offer shares to the public.

This is more relevant for technology companies, where to commence operations you need highly skilled and in-demand workers. As most companies commence operations with limited funding, it is difficult to be able to hire the required employees easily at the beginning. The way this has been tackled is to offer ownership of the company to early stage employees by way of equity, the employees accept little or no pay secure in the knowledge that they have some ownership in the company that is being built, and their payday is when the company starts to become successful.
However, because a registered business does not have shares and cannot share equity, this path is closed for them and therefore it is more difficult to offer varied remuneration structures to employees.


If you have a registered business, upon retirement, it is very likely that the business will retire with you. However, registering a business as a limited company can aid the possibility of selling it in the future. The original shareholder/owner of the company will be able to achieve a completely clean break and get a pay out for the business.


If you would like to incorporate your own company, you may drop your comments below and we will get the lawyers in our network to send a free quote for the legal work to be done.



Good day our Dear blog readers, my name is Gift Ogo, the Ceo of, today we will be discussing

To register/incorporate a company, you need to first know what a company is. A company is a type of corporate structure whereby the legal status of the business is separated from the proprietor/promoter of the business. The company has something called ‘corporate personality’. There are a number of benefits to registering a company and you can read up on some of them in this article – 7 Benefits of Incorporating a Company.
There are 2 types of companies- private and public companies. In this article we will only be concerned with private companies. There are 3 types of private companies- a company limited by shares, company limited by guarantee, and an unlimited company. The majority of businesses in Nigeria are private companies limited by shares, therefore in this article we will only deal with private companies limited by shares. The law that deals with the regulation of companies in Nigeria is the Company and Allied Matters Act (CAMA). It deals with the various types of company structures, eligibility, process for registration/incorporation, and rules for operation. The regulatory body that is in charge of implementing the provisions of the CAMA is the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).



The first step to register a company in Nigeria is called the name availability search. At this stage you want to find out if the name which you want to register your company with is available and not already in use. There are 2 ways you can do a search. You can do a free public search on the CAC website. The website has a public search tool here which you may use to do an initial free  search –
If you conduct this search and finally decide on what name you want to use and confirm that it is not in use by anyone else, you can then proceed to officially conduct a search using the CAC online portal. The search costs N500 (Five hundred naira) and if your name is available you can reserve it for 60 days.
It’s important to note that when you are reserving a name, you choose a name that is considerably unique (you should have at least 2 options). You should not use generic names, as they will most likely be taken already. Also you are restricted from using certain names –
  • Names that contain the words “Chamber of Commerce”, “Federal”, “National”, “Regional”, “State”, “Government”, “Municipal” or “Chartered”, “Co‐operative” or the words “Building Society”; or “Group” or “Holding”
  • Names that in the opinion of the Commission is capable of misleading as to the nature or extent of its activities or is undesirable, offensive or otherwise contrary to public policy;
  • Names that in the opinion of the Commission would violate any existing trademark or business name registered in Nigeria unless the consent of the owner of the trademark or business name has been obtained.




Under Nigerian law, a private company must have a minimum of 2 members, and can only have a maximum of 50 members. The founding members must not be – under the age of 18 years old (unless at least 2 other members are over the age of 18), of unsound mind, an undischarged bankrupt, or disqualified by CAMA from being a Director
The information which you will need to present include – the name of the shareholders, residential address, occupation, email address and mobile phone number. You will also need to provide a recognised identity document e.g. international passport, drivers licence, national identity card etc.




The documents required for the registration of a company include:
  • Memorandum and Articles of Association
  • Notice of registered address of the business
  • List, particulars, and consent of the first Directors of the company
  • Statement of compliance by legal practitioner
Under the new CAC process, individuals are able to get all the required documentation from the CAC portal. However, please note that with respect to the Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association, the CAC portal only provides templates, and therefore if your line of business is one which requires special documentation, you should consider getting these drafted professionally by a lawyer.




Once you make the relevant payments online (the amount depends on the share capital of your company), you can upload all the documents and your submission is finalised. After submission, the CAC will contact you if there are any queries. If there are no queries, the CAC will inform you once the registration is complete, and then you can go to their office to pick up your certificate of incorporation.
If you want to find out more about the process for registration at the CAC, you may find out more on their website here –


Once you are given your Certificate of Registration/Incorporation, there are certain things which you have to do, failure of which could involve fines:
  • Registration for Companies Income Tax and Value Added Tax with the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS)
  • Special Control Unit Against Money Laundering (SCUML) Registration (if applicable)
  • Every company in each year is to hold an Annual General Meeting (AGM)
  • Filing of annual returns 42 days after admins wish you all good luck, please bookmark this website as we update you the best information you desire

5 Benefits of Blogging for Your Small Business by Gift Ogo

If you run a small business, chances are you are wondering if blogging is worth the time and effort. The short answer is a resounding YES! Blogging on a frequent basis is a relatively easy, inexpensive way to enhance your inbound marketing efforts, drive traffic to your site, and attract more perspective customers.
Statistics from Hubspot's2012 Inbound Marketing Report highlight the importance of blogging. According to the study, 57% of companies who have a blog reported acquiring a customer from their blog. In that same study, a survey of marketers revealed that 81% of businesses say that their business blog is useful to critical for their business.
The Case for Small Business Blogs
Here are some of the most important benefits of having a blog for your business:
1.Boost Search Engine Optimization-Search engines love fresh content. What better way to provide frequent content than with blog posts. By blogging consistently, you give Google and other search engines new content to index and you create opportunities to plug in those all-important keywords to increase your visibility on search engine results pages (SERPS).
2.Develop Relationships with Potential and Existing Customers-Blogging allows you to connect with your site visitors. This can be accomplished by asking your readers questions at the end of your posts to get the conversation going or by simply allowing comments and feedback. By reviewing and responding to readers’ comments, you can create a rapport with your audience, build trust, and gain valuable insight into what your customers are looking for.
3.Establish Your Business as an Industry Leader-No matter how small your business is, you can build trust and clout within your industry by providing valuable, expert information in your blog posts. Over time, you become a “go to” resource for helpful, informative content, which can ultimately lead to higher customer conversion rates. This is especially important for small businesses looking to gain credibility to compete with larger companies.
4.Connect People to Your Brand-Blog posting allows you to show a personal side of your business that perspective and current customers won’t see through outbound marketing techniques. Blogging gives others a sense of the corporate standards, vision, and personality of your company.
5.Create Opportunities for Sharing-Every time you blog, you create an opportunity for your audience to share your blog with others. Whether they link to your blog post, tweet it, or email it to others, it’s free marketing and it further validates you as a credible business.
From a practical standpoint, blogging just makes sense. With minimal effort and expense, you can build credibility, boost search engine rankings, increase website traffic, and foster relationships with potential and current customers. This is an opportunity no small business should pass up.
Are you interested in creating a blog for your organization? We can help. OpenVine offers a variety of web design solutionsto meet your needs. No time to blog? No problem. Our copywriting and content creationteam can work with you to create thoughtful, informative posts for your business blog

5 easy ways to avoid getting hacked at ATMs

That ATM you’re using may not be safe.
As Daniel Roberts points out, citing a report in the Wall Street Journal: “withdrawing money from an ATM is more dangerous than it’s been in a long time—specifically, the worst it has been in two decades.”
The story features some alarming statistics from credit-scoring company FICO. Security compromises of debit card data that have been traced to ATMs on-site at banks rose 174% from the beginning of the year to April compared to the same time last year. And off-site ATM fraud spiked 317% in that time versus the same period last year.
In other words, criminals are having a heyday. So how can you remain safe when banking on the go? Here areFortune’stop tips to keep you from getting ripped off:
1. Cover up your personal identification number
Shielding the ATM keypad as you type in your security code will help prevent onlookers from glimpsing your PIN. It’s a simple solution but one of the best ways to thwart so-called shoulder surfers from stealing your passcode. (Be careful of video cameras, too.)
2. Check for compromised machines
One of the most popular means by which criminals steal payment card data is through a device known as a “skimmer.” A crook will plant one of these gadgets on the “swipe” or “dip” port on an ATM, where it may read the magnetic strip on your card and rip its data. The thief can then create counterfeit cards, or use the card information to make purchases online.
3. Use ATMs on bank premises
ATMs that are on-site at your bank are less easily tampered with than ones outside. Just look at the numbers provided by FICO, as mentioned above: 174% increase in compromises for bank-based ATMs versus 317% increase for the rest.
4. Limit your exposure
Using ATMs less frequently will lessen the risk that you’ll encounter a bad machine. Try taking out larger sums of cash less often, or conducting more business at the counter or via mobile apps.
5. Promptly notify your bank of any bad transactions
If you suspect that something is amiss, call your card-issuing bank immediately. Many of them require that you notify them of unauthorized transactions within a 60-day period after you receive your banking statement.
Heed this advice, and stay safe out there, friends.
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