*The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.
Lucille ball

Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
Jack Benny

You've heard of the three ages of man - youth, middle age, and "you're looking wonderful".
Francis Cardinal Spellman

Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternative.
Maurice Chevalier

The older the fiddle, the sweeter the tune.
Irish Saying
Those whom the gods love grow young.
Oscar Wilde

To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am.
Bernard M Baruch
On his 85th birthday
A man of sixty has spent twenty years in bed and over three years in eating.
Arnold Bennett

If I had to live again I would do exactly the same thing. Of course I have regrets, but if you are 60 years old and you have no regrets then you haven't lived.
Irish singer Christy Moore

Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.
Jean Paul Richter

I wanted to show I had balls at age 60. Just because society says I'm old, doesn't mean that I am. I'm pursuing happiness, even if it makes the people around me unhappy.
Sylvester Stallone Why he brought character Rocky out of retirement to make sixth and final installment for movie Rocky Balboa.
You will recognize, my boy, the first sign of old age: it is when you go out into the streets of London and realize for the first time how young the policemen look.
Sir Seymour Hicks
What could be more beautiful than a dear old lady growing wise with age? Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it.
Brigitte Bardot
Try to keep your soul young and quivering right up to old age.
George Sand

When I passed forty I dropped pretense, 'cause men like women who got some sense.
Maya Angelou
May you live all the days of your life.
Jonathan Swift

The best birthdays of all are those that haven't arrived yet.
Robert Orben

Age is a high price to pay for maturity.
Tom Stoppard

Grow old along with me!
The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which the first was made.
Robert Browning

Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the hell happened.
Cora Harvey Armstrong

Oh to be seventy again.
Georges Clemenceau
On seeing a pretty girl on his eightieth birthday.
Getting old ain't for sissies.
Betty Davis

Men are like wine. Some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.
C.E.M. Joad
Let us respect gray hairs, especially our own.
J. P. Sears
Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit and simply never leave. Our lives are measured by these.
Susan B. Anthony
Pleas'd to look forward, pleas'd to look behind, and count each birthday with a grateful mind.
Alexander Pope

It is lovely, when I forget all birthdays, including my own, to find that somebody remembers me.
Ellen Glasgow

Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.
Franz Kafka

There was a star danced, and under that was I born.
William Shakespeare

One of the signs of passing youth is the birth of a sense of fellowship with other human beings as we take our place among them.
Virginia Woolf

The spiritual eyesight improves as the physical eyesight declines.

I am long on ideas, but short on time. I expect to live to be only about a hundred.
Thomas Alva Edison

I love everything that's old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines.
Oliver Goldsmith

Age is not measured by years. Nature does not equally distribute energy. Some people are born old and tired while others are going strong at seventy.
Dorothy Thompson
We grow too soon old and too late smart.
Dutch proverb

Men grow old, pearls grow yellow, there is no cure for it.
Chinese proverb

Blessed is the person who is too busy to worry in the daytime and too sleepy to worry at night.
Author Unknown

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
Groucho Marx
Today is the yesterday you worried about tomorrow.
Author Unknown

If you survive long enough, you're revered - rather like an old building.
Katherine Hepburn

Be kind to your kids, they'll choose your nursing home one day.
Author Unknown

A diamond cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.
Chinese Proverb

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.
John Burroughs

There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will have truly defeated age.
Sophia Loren


Those whom the gods love grow young.
-Oscar Wilde

The executive Governor of Delta State, Dr Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan  who was born on the 22 October 1954-and just  celebrating his historic 6oth birthday this on Wednesday 22 October 2014, has never openly admitted being a diehard political student of the great Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavell(Niccolò Machiavelli for short) who before his historic death was an Italian historian, politician, diplomat, philosopher, humanist, and writer based in Florence during the Renaissance, who  was for many years an official in the Florentine Republic, with responsibilities in diplomatic and military affairs


Though the forward looking Delta Governor have never openly expressed passion to be a "Machiavellianism (this is a widely used term to characterize unscrupulous politicians of the sort Machiavelli described in The Prince) It can however be positively said of Udughan that many of his staying power in politics may not be farfetched by some of positive lesson that the Machiavelli often preached about

Let’s visit a few of Niccolò Machiavelli-who made global waves by being the founder of modern political science, and more specifically political ethics. He also wrote comedies, carnival songs, and poetry

·        “The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.”
·        “Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great.”
·        “Appear as you may wish to be”
·        “A prudent man should always follow in the path trodden by great men and imitate those who are most excellent, so that if he does not attain to their greatness, at any rate he will get some tinge of it.”
·        “Men are driven by two principal impulses, either by love or by fear.
Sir William Shakespeare once postulated that ‘It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves’’.

Today, if there is one man that has taken his destiny in his hand, that man is no doubt a medical doctor by profession, prior to becoming Governor he was the Commissioner for Health, Delta State and the Secretary to the State Government. Uduaghan has been labeled as a naturally born politician even though he read medicine

Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan was born on 22 October 1954 in Warri North Local Government Area in Delta State of Itsekiri origin. He attended Federal Government College, Warri (1968–1974), and the University of Benin (1975–1980) earning a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) degree, and a Diploma in Anaesthesia. He is married, with two children. His wife, Roli, is the daughter of Brig. General Sunny E. Tuoyo (Rtd), at one time Military Administrator of Ondo State.
Emmanuel Uduaghan began work in 1983 at the Delta Steel Company, as a medical officer. From 1989 to 1994, he worked in a number of hospitals including Westend Hospital, Warri; Benoni Hospitals, Benin City and Shell Hospital, Ogunu, where he was a Consultant Anesthesiologist. In 1994 he set up a private medical practice. He was held the positions in the Nigerian Medical Association in Warri, Bendel State and Delta State. He was also active in the Junior Chamber International (Jaycees) leadership development organization.
Political career
Emmanuel Uduaghan was a founding member and Chairman of the All Nigeria Congress Association for the Warri South Local Government Area, a founder and executive member of the Grassroots Democratic Movement (GDM), and a foundation member of the PDP. On 6 August 1999, the Governor of Delta State James Onanefe Ibori appointed Emmanuel Uduaghan as Commissioner for Health, Delta State. In this position he improved the pay of medical staff and upgraded infrastructure. On 6 June 2003, Uduaghan was appointed Secretary to the Delta State Government. In November 2008, Uduaghan and State Chief Justice Rosaline Bozimo approved establishment of sanitation mobile courts to prosecute sanitation offenders in the State.
Uduaghan ran again for governor in the 26 April 2011 elections, and was reelected. He gained 525,793 votes, while Chief Great Ogboru of the Democratic People's Party (DPP) was the runner-up with 433,834 votes.


‘Terrorism, violence and kidnapping in Nigeria are triggered by the persistent youth unemployment...and poverty and I tell you, that this problem did not have an easy solution as over the years lack of employment created a “pool” of young people who are now being recruited “to become kidnappers, armed robbers, terrorists and assassins”. It was fear of poverty in Delta that motivated us to to set up the DMIS here so that we would help empower the youth in Delta and pull them out of poverty’’
 “One of the biggest problems we have in this country today is anger. 
We are angry with each other; five governors who were at a ceremony with the President walked out on the President and formed the Angry People's Congress. When you are angry with the President, you join the APC, when you are angry with the governor, you join APC, there is too much anger in the land and we need to deal with it.”


‘’ The ultimate goal of Delta beyond Oil is to provide employment for our teeming population. Specifically we are concentrating on agriculture, culture, tourism, solid minerals to achieve our “Delta beyond Oil."

‘I sincerely appreciate the decision of the management and editors of the three newspapers in choosing and bestowing the 2013 Governor and Man of the Year awards on me. The Sun in announcing its choice of Uduaghan as its 2013 joint Man of the Year, explained, “Uduaghan got the winning votes for envisioning Nigeria beyond Oil and taking practical steps about it in Delta State."
Leadership Newspaper also explained, "For his vision of a state beyond oil - a vision beyond time and politics - and for building bridges of peace across one of Nigeria's most disparate communities, massive building and renewing infrastructure and placing the economy of Delta State on a solid footing, Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan is Leadership Governor of the Year 2013."
Nigerian Pilot Newspapers on its part noted that the choice of Uduaghan as its Man of the Year was informed by the governor's landmark achievements since assuming office in 2007.The newspaper informed that Uduaghan emerged after "critical appraisal of the performance of all 36 state governors in virtually all areas of assessment."
‘My administration came into office in 2007 with a clear-cut three-point agenda of peace and security, human capital development and infrastructure development
"We have pursued these agenda with great zeal and determination to make Delta State a peaceful place, conducive for investment. Our human capital and infrastructure development agenda have also produced measurable results’’

A soccer and tennis aficionados, The Governor also loves reading, attending to political matters and relishes spending quality time with his wife and best friend, Roli Nere Uduaghan
On Wednesday 20th February 2013 in Warri, Delta state, Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan and his wife, Roli Nere Uduaghan renewed their marriage vows after 25 years of marriage.
The governor and his wife who dressed like a couple getting married for the first time walked to the altar, renewed their marriage vows, exchanged rings and cut their anniversary cake just as they did in 1988 at the same First Baptist Church, Warri.
The ceremony was attended by their children, family, friends and well wishers and was followed by a reception afterwards.The man is no doubt a man in a class apart

The African wordsmith, Cerutti M. Osagie a.k.a''Czar of letters''(born May 29) is a Nigerian Lead Columnist, for top business Monday read, BUSINESS WORLD,associate editor and non-fiction author. He is passionately called the African wordsmith on account of his passion for regularly writing on prolific tycoons and business monument-week in , week out
Over the last year, he has consulted and written for Nigeria’s fast selling Business World Newspaper as a business, premier luxury writer and brand adviser, and has now become an official investigative journalist for CNN iREPORT.

Additionally Cerutti Osagie, who is the reigning best celebrity prolific writer in Nigeria, passionately continues to write books about Industry leaders who have and still influence today's society.
He has since written 3 books on: American Billionaire Donald Trump, Nigerian Oil Tycoon Uche Ogah, and Nigerian politician, Chief Moshood Kashimawo Abiola. 1 of which have been bestsellers...
His latest book-ON Dr Udughan- is simply based on a research effort on the man whose message of hope,peace and unity, he follows passionately and it  is not a commissioned project or an autobiography.
''Czar of letters''Cerutti Osagie  can be reached for project work and speaking engagements via: youngchief@yahoo.com or chiefcerrutti@gmail.com or visit his works @ : www.worldindustryleaders.blogspot.com


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