5 Ways to Manage Your Time Effectively – By Ogundimu Oluwadamilola

One of my passion is to help people and share experiences to provoke them to believe they can do more than their limited expectation. Lately, I discovered that in our quest to “Step up” and change the pace of development in our personal life. It all begins with the mind. Your biggest asset is your mind. Today as we spend time discussing time management, if you will not accept these thoughts I share intellectually with your mind and decide to take action with your mind, today will just be an occurrence and mere say. One of the qualities of a serious person suffice is the art of time and life management. As students, we need to be aware of the fact that the University community is a complex one. It’s a world of no man’s business full of activities and funny enough, unlike primary school and high school, we got no teacher to follow us up and make sure we do the assignment, you read the book, you attend the classes.

Effective time management is very crucial to academic success. As endless as time is, you cannot hold onto it. Time is a free but it’s a non-renewable resource. Many students are controlled by activities instead of controlling activities.

So, what therefore Is time management?

It includes a range of skills used to manage time in accomplishing a set goal. The measure of a productive life on campus depends largely on how one manages his or her time.

The best students are not necessarily those who are smarter but those who use their time effectively.

Also, craving for academic excellence doesn’t mean shutting down all other facet of your life and spend the whole 24 hours in the library. That’s a boring life. As much as you aim for excellence, you must put God first and also develop other areas of your life.

Frankly, in today’s highly competitive world, if you are lucky enough to be in school you are holding a highly coveted spot desired by many.

The following are Five basic ways to manage your time effectively

Man, know thyself

The first step in determining a schedule is to know yourself.

Get Organised

AT the beginning of every semester purchase or make some type of scheduling note book. This may seem simple but you would be surprised how many people do not use this necessary instrument.

Always prepare a to-do list

There is this common saying, “Fail to plan, Plan to fail”. Daily set out what you want to achieve and jot them in your schedule pad and mark them in this kind if order; Your fixed commitment such as classes, tutorials, church and part time jobs are first considered.

Add in your study time, block off that section of your day reserved for studying. Organise your study time to coincide with times of the day when you are most awake and alert.

Mark in other non study activities; these are important but lower priority items. Always go round with your to-do list to review what’s next


After the end of each day, evaluate how much you have invested your time into the days activities and wherever you faltered improved in the next to-do list.

Lastly, plan some down time.

You are not a robot; I have a funny but true statement I say in Yoruba, “OKU O LE GBA B.Sc.” meaning a dead student can’t acquire B.Sc. Take time to rest and treat yourself.

Academic excellence comes with a price. Someone said its not easy living a programmed life. I would rather say its not easy living an organised life, So make efforts to be organised.

Henry Wadsworth said, the height by great, they weremen reached and kept were not attained by sudden to the night flight, but why their companions slept, they were busy toiling upwards in the night.

Ogundimu Oluwadamilola is a student of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. She is a life coach and motivational speaker. She can be reached via Email: dammyabike95@gmail.com

BREAKING: Donald Trump Is The TIME Person Of The Year For 2016

Donald Trump, 70, beat out the following to be named 2016’s TIME Person of the Year, just about one month after he was elected the next President of the United States:

Simone Biles

Hillary Clinton

CRISPR Scientists

Recep Tayyip Erdo?an

Nigel Farage

The Flint Whistleblowers


Narendra Modi

Vladimir Putin

Mark Zuckerberg

“It’s been a great honor, it means a lot, especially me growing up reading TIME magazine, it’s a great magazine,” Donald said in a phone interview with the Today Show. “I’ve been lucky to be on the cover many times this year and last year, so it’s a great honor.”

It’s not as a complicated process to select the Person of the Year as it seems. The TIME magazine staff meets starting in September, and pore over their issues from the rest of the year. Whether good or bad, they decide who had the most influence that year. The staff decides on the shortlist, and the selection is ultimately made by the magazine’s managing editor.

The Person of the Year could be anyone, or anything. TIME controversially made the Person of the Year “You” in 2006, using a mirrored cover to reflect back the reader. They decided that in the age of social media, the millions of people who contribute content online are the most influential. And in 1938, they picked Adolf Hitler…yikes. But again, it can be anyone, good or bad.

Picking the Person of the Year is a tradition that dates back to 1927. The TIME staff realized that they had never put legendary pilot Charles Lindbergh on their cover that year, despite his achievement. So they covered themselves by naming him their “Man of the Year”. The practice continued every year since.

HollywoodLifers, are you excited — or disappointed? — that Donald was named the TIME Person of the Year? Tell us in the comments!

TIME Announces 2016 Person Of The Year, Meet The 11 Finalists

The shortlist of candidates for the 2016 Person of the Year—TIME’s annual selection of the person who most influenced the news, for better or for worse—was revealed Monday morning on NBC’s Today.

In alphabetical order, the 11 candidates chosen by TIME magazine’s editors are:

Simone Biles

Making her Olympic debut in Rio de Janeiro, the talented 19-year-old gymnast earned four gold medals and one bronze, leading her “Final Five” team to victory and affirming her status as the best in the world.

Hillary Clinton

The former First Lady, New York Senator and Secretary of State became the first woman to receive the U.S. presidential nomination of a major political party, going on to lose the election but win the popular vote—the culmination of a hard-fought, divisive presidential race.

CRISPR Scientists

These scientists have developed a groundbreaking new technology that can edit DNA, a technique that has the potential to transform science and the human experience, as it could be used to find and remove mutations responsible for incurable diseases.

Recep Tayyip Erdo?an

After an attempted military coup failed in July, the Turkish president has tightened control over the country, arresting political opponents, firing thousands of state employees and shutting down news organizations.

Nigel Farage

As head of the U.K. Independence Party, Farage was a face of the successful campaign for Britain to leave the European Union, positioning the referendum as the start of a global populist wave against the political establishment.

The Flint Whistleblowers

Local residents, along with civil-engineering professor Marc Edwards and local pediatrician Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, blew the whistle on the lead-poisoned water in Flint, Mich., drawing national attention to an environmental crisis that still has yet to be fully resolved.

Beyoncé Knowles

With a headline-worthy Super Bowl halftime performance, a world tour and a powerful second visual album, Lemonade, Beyoncé continued to surprise and provoke a global audience, using her platform to speak out about racial injustice, police violence and feminism.

Narendra Modi

At the head of a powerful government, the Indian Prime Minister has guided his country’s economy into position as the “emerging-market world’s most positive story.” Late in the year, however, he also stoked concern when he unexpectedly banned 500- and 1,000-rupee bills—a move that aimed to curb untaxed wealth but now threatens to slow the country’s economic growth.

Vladimir Putin

The Russian president made headlines this year with his country’s intervention in Syria and evidence showing that Russian operatives were responsible for the hack of Democratic National Committee servers.

Donald Trump

After campaigning as an anti-establishment, populist candidate, Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States—a stunning end to a presidential bid that repeatedly broke with political precedent.

Mark Zuckerberg

In the year that Facebook surpassed the 1 billion mobile daily users mark, the social-media titan has an unprecedented global reach. The CEO has also faced pressure to take responsibility for the site’s role in spreading fake or misleading news, amid criticism that those stories influenced the outcome of the U.S. presidential election.

The 2016 Person of the Year will be unveiled on Today on Wednesday morning, when the news will also be shared on Time.com.



Kaduna Govt. Extends Time For Investigation Of Shiite/Army Clash

The Kaduna State Government has granted a four-week extension to the Judicial Commission of inquiry in Shiite/Army clash in Zaria

The statement stated that the state government granted the extension following a request by the Chairman of the commission, Justice Muhammed Garba.

This is contained in a statement by Samuel Aruwan, Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity in Kaduna on Tuesday.

The statement stated that the commission, which had six weeks to submit its final report, had inaugural sitting on Feb. 22 and was expected to wind up on April 4.

It stated that the commission’s proceedings had been repeatedly adjourned to enable the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) to submit its memorandum.

The statement stated that the proceedings were adjourned on Feb. 24, Feb. 29, Feb. 7, March 1, and March 14, respectively.

It stated that these adjournments were to provide a level playing ground and opportunity for fair fairing to all parties involved in the subject of the inquiry.

These adjournments have taken up the time of the commission and as such more time is required to conduct the business of the commission.

Credit: Guardian

TIME Finally Names Woman As Person Of The Year In 29 Years

After 29 years, TIME has finally named a woman as its Person of the Year.

The magazine announced on the “Today” show this morning that German Chancellor Angela Merkel beat out Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin and ISIS leader Abu Kabr al-Baghdadi for its yearly honor.

Merkel has made headlines this year for opening Germany’s borders to thousands of refugees and for managing Europe’s economic crisis.


Credit: Cosmopolitan

Open Letter To TIME Magazine On Shekau Making 100 Most Influential List

Dear TIME Magazine,

Shekau is not influential in my country, the basis of this statement and ranking amongst the most popular positive great Nigerians you mentioned in that list makes it even more difficult for me to understand, how would you call a man who has killed over 15,000 of my people as influential? How would you call a man the world has called mad influential?

This is a man whose image has been generally of terrible reckoning and the you call him influential? I don’t understand the basis for that, if you wanted a list of most influential wicked terrorists in the world, if shekau tops that list, I would never have any problems with that, I would understand if you compiled a list filled with members of ISIS, alshabab and other terrorist groups we Nigerians would understand that.

Nigerians have converged together as one to hate this creature, our people have come together to make sure we normalize this situation. You put up some positive Nigerians on this list, like Our Baba, Obi Ezekwesili, we thank you for this, but why Shekau or what ever pseudonym he chooses to be called is on this list is what I still find very hard to understand.

Please times magazine don’t give this lunatic of a man any international recognition he doesn’t deserve, that’s the basis of their ill killings, they want worldwide coverage, they want the world to know about them, by putting them in a list like that makes their propaganda message more pronounced, think about a little child who is being taught to be a terrorist somewhere in Iraq, Iran or Libya, do you know what they have to say to him now?

Hi Habeeb, do you see our brother terrorist in Nigeria? He is among the 100 most influential people in the world, do you want to be influential too someday in the world? This is the right path! It gives them fuel to someday be on this list! Please times, take him out of this list and replace with a positive Nigerian!
Thank you…..

Bakare A.A for @wecarewelovenig

You Won’t Believe Who Made TIME’s List Of Most Influential People

Boko Haram’s leader, Abubakar Shekau has been named in the Time Magazine annual 100 influential people in the world list.

In a release on Thursday by the magazine, Shekau described as “Scourge of Africa”  was named under the leaders category.

A brief profile of Shekau reads:

“Shekau, who is believed to be in his 30s, began to stage increasingly daring kidnapping and killing raids on schools, churches and mosques thought by Boko Haram to be violating their interpretation of Islam. The taking of over 200 schoolgirls in April 2014 brought Boko Haram into the international spotlight.

“By most accounts, Boko Haram has killed more than 10,000 people and is spreading into neighboring countries. Shekau’s latest action may finally summon a U.S. response: he has publicly aligned his group with ISIS, the terrorist group that holds territory in Syria and Iraq and has expanded its reach into Yemen and Libya.”

Chimamanda Adichie Makes TIME’s Most Influential People List

Award winning author Chimamanda Adichie has been named as one of the world’s most influential people by TIME Magazine.

Other Nigerians who made the list are former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, Nigeria’s President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari and Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau.

This what TIME Magazine wrote about the writer;

It’s the rare novelist who in the space of a year finds her words sampled by Beyoncé, optioned by Lupita Nyong’o and honored with the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction. But the Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is just that sort of novelist.

 A MacArthur “genius” grant recipient, Adichie writes of the complex aftermath of Nigeria’s colonial history and her nation’s rise to prominence in an era when immigration to the West no longer means a one-way ticket. With her viral TEDxEuston talk, “We Should All Be Feminists,” she found her voice as cultural critic. (You can hear it rising midway through Beyoncé’s woman-power anthem “Flawless.”)

She sets her love stories amid civil war (Half of a Yellow Sun) and against a backdrop of racism and migration (Americanah). But her greatest power is as a creator of characters who struggle profoundly to understand their place in the world.