Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Must Read: So You Think You Are Patriotic?

Hello everyone, been off blogging for a while due to technical issues on my system. Preparation is on top gear to get back soonest. Meanwhile here is a re-post of an article published earlier. Enjoy it below:

So you think you can dance is my favorite reality show. The show thought me a lesson that says the test of your ability to do whatever you do well by giving it your best shot. So you think you are patriotic, is an article that seeks to shade better light on what patriotism really should be. 

Yes the true meaning of patriotism. Nigerians can get really patriotic, especially on Independence Day in October, Democracy day in May and the rest. Walk down the street in Nigeria and ask one citizen after another what patriotism means and with few exceptions, you’ll get a passel of the most self-righteous but superficial and often dead-wrong answers. Nigeria’s Founders, the men and women who gave us reason to be patriotic in the first place, would think we’ve lost our minds if they could see how we have watered down acts of patriotism. Continue......

Friday, 13 May 2016

Interesting photos: Men wear high-heel shoes in a campaign to end violence against women

Following high rate of domestic violence against women, this walk/advocacy is a well needed one. It is more interesting that it is men who are advocating to their fellow men. See details below:

The 7th annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event held on Thursday, May 12 in Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto, Canada. The event was meant to highlight what men can do to help in ending violence against women. Continue to see more photos...

Thursday, 12 May 2016

What CNN, BBC, Aljezeera and Western media will not tell you about Nigerians.

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"Nigeria is fantastically corrupt." Before the completion of the statement by David Cameron, major foreign news platform already have it as their headline, but news about some great achievements of Nigerians will never get that buzz. It's time to think it over Nigerians, if CNN, BBC and the rest won't say it, we must begin to blow our trumpet, no one else will do it. This was a post done by a friend Bose Olaleye on facebook and it's so profound, read it below: 

Saturday, 7th May, 2016 at Howard University in Washington D.C history was made. Out of 96 graduating Doctor of Pharmacy candidates, 43 of them were Nigerians and out of 27 awards given, 16 went to Nigerians.

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Nigerians react to Deputy Senate President's question on what they think of Cameron calling Nigeria a corrupt country.

So this morning Senate Deputy president Ike Ekweremadu decided to ask Nigerians what they thought about UK Prime Minister David Cameron describing Nigeria as a fantastically corrupt country. Most people said Cameron is #Fantasticallyright but more interesting is that him and his party, PDP were accused of being the reason Cameron would describe Nigeria in that manner. See the responses after the cut and tell me who looked for trouble abeg...........

Gov. Fayose voice out his ambition to be the next Vice President of Nigeria.

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says he is qualified to be the running mate of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in 2019. The two-term governor said this during the May edition of ‘Meet Your Governor’ his monthly media chat.

Fayose, who is known to have influenced the emergence of Ali Modu Sheriff as the national chairman of the party, said Sheriff will continue to preside over the party till the next general election.

“Senator Ali Modu Sheriff is the PDP chairman and he is going to continue in office. If he gives me the VP slot, it is a good thing for Ekiti people even though, you cannot set out to say you want to be VP. But you people should not worry yourself about 2019 because nobody knows who will be alive in 2019 but mentioning my name for VP is good for Ekiti. I am qualified to be VP if it is the will of God. God is taking me to a higher place, how, I don’t know.”

President Buhari's epic response to Cameron's corruption comment on Nigeria.

To say Nigeria is a very corrupt country is a truism but to tag her the most corrupt country in the world will definitely get the President's attention. David Cameron, British Prime Minister, comments that Nigeria is fantastically corrupt, to that, President Buhari gave what I call an epic response when he said: “I’m not going to demand an apology from anyone, what I’ll demand is a return of assets.” 
“By the end of our summit tomorrow, we should be able to agree on rules-based architecture to combat corruption. Corruption does not differentiate between developed and developing countries. It is a serious threat to good governance, peace and security, he said.

Monday, 9 May 2016

The Strategic Implementation Plan for 2016 Budget Is finally released by the FG, See Full details

Following passage of the 2016 budget, and its signing into law by President Buhari, the focus has shifted to Implementation

For this purpose the strategic implementation Plan (SIP) has been created and released by the Federal Government to govern the use of the budget funds.

The Federal Government further explained that the SIP is a compendium of high-level interventions that it will initiate/complete this fiscal year.

10 Most Patriotic Countries in the World

Are Nigerians proud of Nigeria? Well, the world does not think so, as Nigeria is not featured among most patriotic nations of the world. Here is the listing of Forbe's top 10 most patriotic nations. 

Patriotism is measured in this study by how proud citizens are to live in their country and if they feel their country is superior or inferior to other countries.

Love, Marriage and Death - Alleged killer of wife denies the allegation, narrates his side of the story.

The man who allegedly killed his wife and mother of his 2 children, Ronke Shonde in Lagos on Friday, has given his side of the story while in hiding. Lekan Shonde spoke to PUNCH Metro over the phone line provided by his in-law, Bolatito, which was confirmed by the police spokesperson, Dolapo Badmos. Mr. Shonde told Punch correspondent that his wife, Ronke provoked him on Thursday when she described how her lover slept with her in a hotel in Abuja on Thursday night.

Lekan, a depot worker in the Apapa area of Lagos State, said his wife of eight years changed after she allegedly started dating the general manager of a publishing company she worked for. He said his late mother had warned him against marrying Ronke but he ignored his mother's warnings and still married Ronke, a decision he regrets.

Commonwealth appoints Gov. Ambode VP of Enterprise and Investment Council

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has been appointed as the Vice President of Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC), an interest group established to promote trade and investment by facilitating engagement between Government and the private sector throughout the Commonwealth.

Chief Executive Officer of CWEIC, Oliver Everett, who stated this while meeting with a group of Nigerian businessmen at the Lagos House in Alausa, Ikeja, said Governor Ambode would be in office alongside Rt. Hon Jeffrey Mountevans, the Lord Mayor of the City of London as co-Vice President of the Council for the next one year, subject to renewal for another year.

#MotivationalMonday featuring Ayodele Dada, the guy with the golden CGPA.

Do you dread Mondays and desire Fridays? The former ushers in work while the the later is synonymous of fun and rest. We often scream "thank God it's Friday" and mumble an "oh my God it's Monday." 

What did you say at the early hours that ushered us into another new but most dreadful day- Monday. The first working day of the week, offers us a huge opportunity to start afresh. But the weekend rest seems never enough to Thank God it's Monday. 

So #MotivationalMonday on my blog is specially tailored to motivate us into our best energy for the week. This episode features 5 inspiring points of success from Daniel Dada the Unilag graduate who broke record with a 5.0 CGPA achievement. He took the stage at an Education summit this weekend, listed below are excerpts from his brief but highly motivational speech. Read them after the cut.......... 

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Recap: 15 ways to be the change you want to see in Nigeria.

I picked up my favorite quote in the world and made it my blog slogan. It's a quote by Mahatma Gandhi - "Be The Change You Want To See In The World." I have added a little twist to that and highlighted 15 ways to be the change you want to see in Nigeria. Published 15 of them on this blog already. Below is the recap:

1. Daily thank God for Nigeria- As simple as it sounds, how many Nigerians wake up everyday and say thank you God for my home- Nigeria. Bad as Nigeria seems, it still provides a space on this universe where you call your Nation. In the midst of all her troubles, Nigeria still stands. #ThankGodForNigeria. 

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Trump explosion hits hard on Nigeria and Buhari.

Donald Trump have again exploded on Nigeria. The Republican presidential candidate did not spare President Buhari in this recent word attack. He is said to have referred to Buhari as an ‘insensible president’.

Donald Trump is well known for his highly controversial and harsh opinion on national and political issues, but that have in no way obstructed him in his pursuit to become America's President.

Read what he said after the cut..........

Photos: Post Cocktail Party @ Tigris Jazz Worship Experience with Bidemi and Friends.

Tigris Jazz Worship Experience with Bidemi and Friends held on the 24th of April, 2016 at Transcorp Hilton, Abuja. At the April edition guest were hosted to a special post event cocktail sponsored by BOSS a leading American sound equipment manufacturer.

The monthly event have witnessed performances by great gospel art like Samsong, Solomon Lange, Omenesa, Fred Williams and others. With 8 editions to it's laurel, the May event promises to be even better, it's an experience to you cannot afford to out for it. 

Check out more post cocktail event photos after the cut.........

Interesting Read: Why Africa's future depends on its women entrepreneurs

According to CNN report, when it comes to number of women entrepreneurs, Africa is leading the world. Tides are changing, there is a decline in the availability of already-made jobs, job creation is the trend. What can you do, how can you do what you can do to ensure it creates wealth and employment opportunities? The oil, naira and economy fall been experienced in Nigeria right now, offers us an unprecedented opportunity for an industrial boom. 

Read the article by World Economic Forum on Africa below, and get some insight on the Forth Industrial Revolution etc.

What does the Fourth Industrial Revolution mean to you? Do you fear robots or self-driving cars taking your job, or do you see the blockchain, 3D printing or any other fast-developing technology as an opportunity to create a business, overtake the competition or build a fairer, more equal society?

2016 budget: NASS slashes padding from N500bn to N75bn

President Muhammadu Buhari is warming up to receive a reworked copy of the 2016 budget any time this week from the National Assembly following the agreement by the lawmakers to remove most of the unbudgeted items they introduced into the fiscal document for pecuniary gains. 

According to sources known to Vanguard, the lawmakers had realized that it was wrong for them to have usurped the functions of the executive by introducing items not contemplated by the Presidency into the budget and illegally transferring capital votes to such items. The source said that given the furore that had attended the budget, the National Assembly Committee on Appropriation and Finance had opted to drop its tough stance against the Presidency and remove the vexatious issues that made President Buhari to reject the budget. 

Delta community urges Fulani herdsmen to leave their land.

Following the recent attacks carried out by suspected Fulani herdsmen, members of Obiaruku community in Ukwani Local Government Area of Delta State, have asked the herdsmen to vacate their land so that their farmers can farm in peace.

According to Vanguard, this development comes after eight members of the community were allegedly held hostage by some suspected Fulani herdsmen on a farm in the community on April 26.

Sunday, 1 May 2016

@All Nigerians, May We Pray For Nigeria!


I love new month, it always awaken me with new zeal for new things. My utmost thought as I wake up into this new month of May is for Nigeria. We are few days to marking another Democracy Day as a nation, few days to Buhari's one year in government. As expected, analyst, activist, oppositions and indeed a great number of Nigerians will engage in analyzing our years of democracy with special focus on Buhari's one year in government. Much more than that media uproar, Nigerians need to get on their knees and pray for Nigeria.

Happy New Month, Happy May!

May May be a fabulous month for you. 
May you find extra ordinarily strength and wisdom for great accomplishments. May God grant all your desires. 
May you keep Soaring.
May you have a graceful May.
Thank you for reading my blog.

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