There used to be a statue
An esthetic portrayal of motherhood
And government came
With their catastrophic apparatus
There used to be a statue
By: Prof. Ndubuisi Ekekwe
Whoever is responsible for the booklets to print Nigerian passports should do his or her job. It turns out that this problem- inability to renew passports – is systemic and widespread across our foreign missions. I just checked my inmails and many others have the same problems: massive delays on renewing passports.
I have followed up and was told that a contract with a supplier is the cause of the problem. I have also received a phone number to call the minister of interior. I will not call – we need to fix this for ALL CITIZENS, not for the few who have access to me.
Last month, I had to call the Nigerian Embassy in
Washington DC via my contacts to avoid a couple in the US being messed up due to delays in renewing passports. Please everyone involved should FIX this.
Calling for another special treatment is not what I want to do now. Let everyone get help. Sign whatever contract and make the booklets available to the embassies. Mr. Minister, do your job!
By: Prof. Ndubuisi Ekekwe
Imagine finding a ‘child’ sexually attractive: such idiosyncrasy is best described as predatorial in act and pedophiliac in expression.
Children must be taught early to speak up when they are touched inappropriately. They must as well be taught early the parts of their body that shouldn’t be touched inappropriately.
Some kids get molested by members of their own family; Fathers, Mothers, siblings, extended families, some others by neighbours and teachers.
However, being too hard on your children would make them unable to confide in you. Hence, children need to be encouraged to speak out especially when they seem withdrawn.
Victims of sexual harassment can suffer significant psychological effects, including anxiety, depression, headaches, sleep disorders, weight loss or gain, nausea, lowered self-esteem and sexual dysfunction. In the final analysis, sexual harassment causes a tense and unproductive working and learning environment.
Our girls and boys deserve a better world. Let’s make it great for them.
We must respect our children, and be willing to condemn all shades of molestation thrown at them. It is our duty to keep fighting and advocating for their freedom. Because if the world is not save for children, it is not save for adult.
By: Domino Richards
if you are a growing business, I want to advise you to bring that notice back and make it your mantra. Don’t just say it or print it on your flier, mean it and stick to it. You will thank me later and I’ll be waiting for my pizza.
Be Grateful and Hopeful
Don’t hurry or worry because it’s blurry
A step after another, a day after the other; all come with light and joins the lines that will lead to the ‘morrow.
Approach this day with a renewed vigour dear friend.
Diamond, gold, great network, wealth, happiness, or anything of noble worth becomes yours if you believe you are deserving of such. But believing won’t get it completely done; it is working on what you believed that will grant you such landing that is desired by you.
Stretch out again today with a unique touch of excellence, be right from your end, and things will align at the other end in time.
Have a fantastic season of accomplishments.
By, ‘PELUMI Adiv Pelumi-Folarin
An idea is more powerful than an army
You can debate whether the truth is true or untrue, whether it is real or unreal, or whether it is believable or not believable. However, it is up to you what you do with the truth
We have always been talking about our connectivity as people. Now is the time to tweak the narrative towards the concept of individualism. When the latent capacities in individuals are given space for an expression, there will be an explosion of creativity on the surface of our continent.
Power must be devolved to the true change catalysts in Africa. The entire continent needs to be re-engineered.
Men should be seen as individuals with endless potentials to attain whatever they set their minds on to achieve, but not as political pawns on the politicians’ chessboard.
The power to a more realistic glorious future of Africa remains trapped in the people of Africa, but not in the government. The best government can do is to provide an enabling environment for the most kind, if not all kinds of potentials.
These provisions from the side of government are called INFRASTRUCTURES and systems.
Infrastructure cannot birth national productivity on its own, nor can foreign aids get us to the level of self-sufficiency that our hearts crave for.
This principle of national productivity is well appreciated by thriving nations all over the world.
If the desire of the people is truly a prosperous Africa, then must we keep on exerting pressure upon the government to ensure the advent of our well-deserved prosperity as good.
“Africans must realise that: Nations can not change individuals but changed individuals will change their nations for good.“‘PELUMI A. Pelumi-Folarin
By: ‘PELUMI A. Pelumi-Folarin (President Shining AfriTest)