Archive for January, 2013

Celebrate your Mom!

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THURSDAY 17TH JANUARY WAS MY MOTHER’S BIRTHDAY. ALL THANKS TO OUR BELOVED SERVICE PROVIDER, I COULD NOT DROP THESE FEW LINES OF POETRY TO CELEBRATE HER. IT IS HOWEVER BETTER LATE THAN NEVER. THIS GOES TO SAY WE LOVE YOU MOTHER. WE DAILY APPRECIATE THE FACT THAT GOD BLESSED US WITH A RARE AS YOU ARE. ‘SEYE, ‘YINKA AND NIFEMI

 

OF WHAT USE IS A MOTHER

OF WHAT VALUE IS SHE

SURELY MORE THAN RUBIES

FAR ABOVE RUPEES

                                                                          

Image                                                                           SHE KEPT ME FAR REMOVED

                                                                           FAR AWAY FROM THE DOOM

                                                                           OF A WORLD IMMUNED

                                                                           FROM ALL THE GOOD

 

 

MAMA OH MAMA

YOUR CARE IS LIKE NO OTHER

AND I SO SHUDDERImage

THAT I SO MATTER

                                                                                  MOTHERS THERE ARE

                                                                                  MOTHER YOU ARE

                                                                                   AND I AM SO PROUD

                                                                                   THAT YOU ARE MY MINE

LIKE A DIAMOND

MOTHERS DO SHINE

OF THEM ALL

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Yomi Kazeem: Dear Reno Omokri… – The ScoopNG – The ScoopNG

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“We all know that societies make progress when visionary leaders emerge to organize and direct collective actions…” – El Rufai

A New Nigeria

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In 2012, President Goodluck Jonathan’s New Year gift to Nigerians was a massive hike in the prices of petroleum products which ultimately translated into a tax of about N4,000 paid during the year by every man, woman and child in our country. The Kolade SURE-P bureaucracy alone consumed nearly over a billion naira of that surreptitious tax on offices, staff, travel and stationery.

In 2013, President Jonathan’s gift was to pollute the highways of Abuja with posters announcing that there would be no vacancy in the Aso Villa in 2015. In other words, the campaign to sustain the unprecedented insecurity, massive corruption, shameless fraud and social divisions that have become the official policies and outcomes of the Jonathan presidency has started – with all of us as spectators.

We all know the modus operandi of the sponsors of those “no vacancy” posters. They intend to take for Jonathan, the PDP…

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i think their views were skewed and based on flawed sense of judgement. Rape is violence and a criminal offense and on no account can it be justified.

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The story below is a personal experience. This happened sometime in October 2004.

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“Hello Ladies, open the door!”
A deep voice said from the back window, the one that had a thick bush directly behind it. Although it seemed only a little more than a whisper, it was very clear in the still of the night.
“We are seven, two are at your door, another two with me here and two at the other window. If you refuse to co-operate you are dead. We have guns and Knives, don’t think of getting smart.”

I sat up abruptly, sweat beads breaking out on my forehead. I glanced at the second bunk in the room and noticed that Sike was also up. We both stared at each other, and I saw naked panic in her eyes. We had left the light on during the night, something I realized to be a very…

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Desiderata – Max Ehrmann

Desiderata

“Go placidly amidst the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.

And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

With all its shams, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.

Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.”

 Max Ehrmann (1872-1945)

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The burden of souvenirs, and the fear of coming home, By Zainab Usman – Premium Times Nigeria

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