Sunday, 2 June 2019

Photos: Joint Nigeria Civil Society Action marks National Day of Mourning With A Walk to Remember Victims of Violence in Nigeria.

To commemorate the second National Day of Mourning, The Joint Nigeria Civil Society Action held a peaceful walk in memory of victims of violent killings in Nigeria. 

The National Day of Mourning and Remembrance, is a citizens led initiative to express solidarity, and demand accountability for the security and welfare of all Nigerians.

In 2018, several civil society organizatiions in Abuja, set aside a National Day of Mourning as a symbolic action capable of registering citizens’ dissatisfaction with the state of our national security, since protests no longer achieve its desired result.

With heigthened state of insecurity in the country characterised with kilings and kidnapping in most part of the country, the group call on government and all relevant bodies to take urgent action to end the killings across the nation.

"1 Million Pad Campaign Walk" - Pad Up Africa Campaigns For Free Menstrual Pad for Young School Girls.

Saturday 25th May, 2019 Pad Up Africa led over a hundred youth in Abuja, Nigeria in a “One million pad campaign walk" to raise mentrual hygiene awareness and demand for free or subsidized sanitary pad for school girls.
The march came ahead of the world Menstrual Hygiene Day which was on Monday 27th May, 2019.

The Covener, Ashley Lori narrated the ordeal young school girls go through for lack of proper menstrual care. "I saw some school girls with blood stained paper, on approaching them, they had used the paper to pad up for their menstrual period. That gory sight and many other unpleasant menstrual experiences, gave birth to the Pad Up Africa initiative, she said.

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

3 Quotes That Will Enhance Your Peace.

17 Quotes About Finding Inner Peace

1. “You’ll never find peace of mind until you listen to your heart.” —George Michael

17 Quotes About Finding Inner Peace

2. “Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.” —Dalai Lama

3. Love and peace of mind do protect us. They allow us to overcome the problems that life hands us. They teach us to survive… to live now… to have the courage to confront each day.” —Bernie Siegel

Monday, 25 March 2019

Street Sense on achieving a Peaceful Nigeria That Will Impress You.

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I do a weekly show that is centered on building our peace and unity as a people called "Peace Talk With Mercy." Outside interviewing prominent stakeholders, i also take to the street to tap into the huge resources of men and women who may not be elite but God have gifted with Street Sense that can help in bringing solutions to our many problems. I had an interesting time, these are extracts from the video. The sense shared by these great Nigerians on the street will marvel you. You may find some very extreme,like abolish State of Origin? #OurPeaceIsParamount.

To achieve peace in Nigeria one of the things we need primarily is love, we have to love each other, where there is no love, there can’t be peace. We need to tolerant one another and carry everybody along; everyone should be treated equally in respective of your tribe or religion.

Government Responsibility – They should ensure there’s equity and no tribe or religion is marginalized 

Citizen’s Responsibility – Citizens should reason together and be united in purpose and goal to achieve peace in Nigeria no matter what happens. We also need to forget the past because if we keep remembering the past we can’t have peace. 


Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Happy World’s Happiness Day – Living Happily Ever After in a Highly Opinionated World.

My emotion on Social Media and even offline is geared towards promoting peace, unity and greater understanding. I am usually puzzled when a social media friend will toll the route of abuse on my comment box. I may have been misunderstood but abuse is never the right response to an earnest opinion that is void of any form of insult. The last encounter was with someone I know offline. Damn, people don’t just care; they are ready to war with you at the slightest opportunity. 

We live in a highly opinionated world; people are ready to stand by, fight for or even die for their opinion but is it worth all that stress? Our opinions matter, however we need to put it in the right perspective in order to enhance our communication, foster friendship and save us the war of words that usually ensue when people share different opinions. 

Thursday, 7 February 2019

I Am More Of A Leader Than A Politician, AAC Gubernatorial Candidate Dr. Chidi Cadet Nwanyanwu says in an Exclusive Interview.

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Image may contain: 1 person, standing and outdoorDr. Chidi Cadet Nwanyanwu the governorship candidate of the African Action Congress is a patriotic Nigerian with a heart of gold. His passion for a better life for the people of Nigeria is unmatched. His driving force to be Enugu State Governor is largely to impact positively on his people.

In this one hour exclusive interview, the governorship candidate spoke extensively on his political background, his passion for the people of his state and indeed all Nigerians and his political manifesto. Read the interview below:

Thursday, 15 November 2018

To Strengthen Citizen's engagement - BBC Media Action Naija relaunches #NoSidonLook; #UdeyAmong Campaign

Wednesday, 14th November, 2018 BBC Media Action Naija relaunched it's online campaign #NoSidonLook. Bringing a new twist to it, most Nigerians were inspired not to fold their hands and watch things happen but to realize that for any meaningful change to occur #UDeyAmong those wey go make am happen. 

#UdeyAmong campaign which began online by 8.30am yesterday spanned through the day and trended on twitter as it got most notable bloggers,social media influencers and online enthusiast talking. Activities for the launch also featured a tweet interview with Kayeon Onyeka Ajah a writer and performance poet who uses words to empower people on the need to participate actively in processes targeted at moving the nation forward.

At the end of the day, a good number of Nigerians were inspired not to agonize but organize for a better community and nation. The campaign is ongoing and you can join the conversation on twitter with @TalkYourOwn. More details below:

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