Saturday, 18 November 2017
Many see us in overseas, they see the bliss but fail to see the pain, it is is fun but work work work, I SING, I school reading engineering and I work, but in all I thank God for life "she stated
Friday, 17 November 2017
Many Of world’s greatest poets,novelist,essayist and philosophers have often painted great women in superlative form WORLD LEADERS today present a few submission 1: Rudyard Kipling ,an English Poets View On Women.. “The silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool
2: Coventry Patmore, A British Writer Submitted On Women " A Woman and man in foreign land from young age, the wan will never quite understand the customs, politics and the tongue, but in no time the woman is totally part of the community"
3: Legendary Wordsmith, Sir Williams Submitted " A woman troubled is like a mountain troubled" ~ Such Are Some Of The Natural Traits Of Women, This Prologue Is Aptly perfect to take us to the profile of beauty empress, Vanessa Ekeke, set to make THE soon to berth MISS NIGERIA INTERNATIONAL ENTER HER ABSOLUTE PROFILE
Vanessa Ekeke was born into a privileged existence with attendant responsibilities. Life presented her with many choices but by providence she found herself in the media and entertainment. She won the maiden edition of the Miss Commonwealth Nigeria beauty Pageant and represented Nigeria at the Miss Earth Beauty competition in Manila, Philippines. She served as an Ambassador for the Royal Commonwealth Society in London. Ironically shy and introverted, she found in the media an opportunity to participate in the world. Endowed with Multi-Potentiality, she often findsexpressions in writing, arts, photography, documentaries, events, travel and creativity. She is a diligent worker, relentless optimist and a sworn perfectionist who believes that only 100% is good enough.
Her personality is the result of the fusion of strength, resilience, determination, loyalty and humility. She is a pen disguised as women, passionately in love with real life and the words and images that capture it. She turned this into her career and sees the MNI as a center for social reformation presenting a platform where she can drive all her faculties. Her academic training from the University of Lagos and Syracuse University in New York at the Bachelors and Masters level respectively was centered on History and Documentary; and today, she is a Maestro in every sense of the word. She is a story teller and believes that Miss Nigeria International (MNI) will become a medium for giving voice to women and other people, places and events that are least represented in the media.
She is a true life survivor en-graced with the rare ability to win all the time. She is also debonair. She is fascinated by words and is on her way to becoming a sesquipedalian. Vanessa loves life and lives it to the fullest and is driven by excellence and commitment to the works of her hands. She is an uncompromising non-conformist, yet liberal. Vanessa prides her connections with people in power and is determined to balance the socio-economic inequity between women and men using education, skills and character to uphold the dignity and integrity of the Nigerian woman
*A GLOBAL CERUTTI MEDIA SUBMISSION... . Beyond Image Making; Touching Lives Positively
World respected author and positive thinker per excellence, Og Mandino ONCE POSTULATED THAT “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough”
Such is the story of Mudi Africa, from low start off in Ketu, Lagos he now berth at his imposing Anthony Flagship base
In a chat last week, WORLD LEADERS.COM was curious why many now calls him Ambassador anytime he travels abroad, he revered “Yes. most countries today our image is often bad, but they see in me an inspiration, opening new base outside my country and thereby creating job opening for their locals, they say this is nothing but image boost for Nigeria, that we Are not all criminal or
fraudsters, that we still have young men determined to do well, hence they tagged me Ambassador of Nigeria, that is my forth and if they say am ambassador, who am I to reject? I love my country's good image “he posited
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SPEAKING LIFE TO YOUR HEALTH AND BUSINESS“How a Lady Cheated Death with Her Tongue" –
Globally Respected big stage speaker and televangelist, Chris Oyakhilome is a man famed for his large faith and positive affirmation and he wants you today to speak life and positivism in all areas of your life Hear him " the things you say are so important; you can make or mar your life with the words you speak, for the current situation you find yourself in, whether good or bad, is the result of the word you ve spoken in the past"
Insisting that you can bring death into your life, family, business and finances, if all you think about all the time is death He went on to share the story of a lady who cheated death because of power of her spoken word LIFE VS. DEATH The lady had been in terrible state, and wanted to die because of her condition for she ' ve been in a ghastly accident and was coma, but she could hear everything going around her, and wanted death, but in that deep pain she heard God say to her "you cannot die now, for if you really want to die ,it'll take you sometime as you must have to reverse the order ,because in past you have spoken so much life prior to this time ;therefore to die ,you have to start talking death to undo the life you've been speaking "-SUCH WAS HOW SHE BOUNCED BACK TO LIFE
*Have you been motivated by this positive piece? It is courtesy: Rhapsody of Realities
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Beyond Image Making; Touching Lives Positively
Thursday, 16 November 2017
THAT ENDLESS WAR IN RIVER STATE .............. Of narco caste and Rivers' political slaves By Louis Odion, FNGE
If any doubt had lingered on the certainty of opioid epidemic afflicting Nigeria's youthful population, it surely was removed last week with the cold statistics reeled out by the University of Lagos.
For parents who might wish to stand up in arms against its new extra-ordinary policy to administer drug test batteries randomly on students with the same aplomb road safety marshals subject any suspicious-looking driver to breath-analyzer on the highway, the outgoing vice chancellor, Professor Rahman Bello, painted a rather chilling picture likely to fill older alumni with nostalgia for the age of innocence and the paradise lost.
Last academic year, he confirmed that no fewer than 100 students tested positive to drug abuse. Of course, psychotropic substances abused range from conventional cocaine, heroine, marijuana to the new ones - Refnol, Tramadol and codeine.
Then, the UNILAG authorities chose to be supportive by not expelling them outright. Rather, they quietly put them through some rehabilitation lasting two or three semesters, re-admitting them into the classrooms only upon certification that their system had been cleaned out and an undertaking never to go back.
Now, Bello says: "With the test kit, anyone who is suspected, his or her urine or blood ... is collected for test. The thing about drug is that when you take it, it'll be in your blood for a long time, so you cannot say 'I did not use it' once the test kit detects it."
The drastic measure, he hopes, will help the institution deal squarely with the menace of drug abuse on campus because “If the individual is not stopped, he or she will influence so many others."
Indeed, UNILAG's number is even insignificant compared to the raw figures polled elsewhere in more permissive environments. In most urban centers today, drug culture is truly festering. According to Olarenwaju Ipinmisho, immediate past Director General of the NDLEA, "If you take an estimate of 10 boys, particularly in Kano, seven will be on drugs". It is that critical.
If nothing at all, this surely confirms Nigeria's transition from mere producer (of methamphetamine) and preferred smuggling route to a big-time consumer of the dark ware.
More troubling is the implication of the women folk. Whereas the indigent male who can't afford expensive cocaine goes as far as sniffing petrol or fermented human waste known as "Jenkem" with hallucinatory effects, the female prefer to source their own "high" from the overdose of regular codeine syrup.
By and large, never has drug use been this glamorized and its abuse romanticized.. We hear it in hip-hop songs topping the national chart. Musical videos airing on television during evening hours you would consider "family moment" explicitly depict the new cool as lads snorting powdery substance on the glass top. It makes them "get high".
Taken together, the deleterious effects of this new epidemic on the larger society - both in immediate and long terms - is better imagined. It is already bad enough that we are presently yoked with an underachieving nation. The dark prospects of being succeeded by a generation of drug addicts should truly terrify all Nigerian patriots today. While one is not advocating a Duterte-kind of brutal crackdown that has left thousands dead in Philippine, now is the hour to break the conspiracy of silence over the cancerous development.
To begin with, the puzzle is what is keeping the government from formally declaring an emergency and enacting a policy that not only seeks to conscientize the youths against the terminal danger but also rally the socializing agencies (including the media) in the advocacy. It certainly will be more beneficial if emphasis of the counter strategy is also extended to the demand end of the drug chain, not exclusively on the supply as presently constituted.
At the level of law enforcement, let it be known that the conventional tactic of merely having some hyperactive anti-drug goons lay ambush on the provincial highways for off-road jalopies concealing bags of Indian Hemp or jaded NDLEA officials mounting sentry at the national borders is simply no longer adequate to contain the new monster. Tramadol and the likes come in more convenient micro package and lurk around the street-corners. They circulate discreetly at both big and small night clubs.
So, the tactics of the sheriff have to change as well. For instance, the new Lagos Commissioner of Police has directed night clubs operating in the metropolis to equip their premises with surveillance cameras. That is quite imaginative. But that alone will not do. Undercover agents should be deployed in addition to apprehend those promoting drug sale and abuse. Offenders deserve to be treated with as much severity as anyone found committing felony as grave as treason against the country.
At the level of advocacy, I propose that the media take the lead. It will not be out of place if newspaper proprietors and editors jointly resolve to, as a civic duty, deliberately erect a hall of shame where, for instance, musicians whose songs promote drug use/abuse or cross the line of decency are lined up daily for public ridicule.
Things cannot continue like this.
Following media reports of the show of shame in Port Harcourt last Sunday, a reader (on 08057376075) was sufficiently enraged to call yours sincerely and ask that all the policemen involved on both sides - whether Nyesom Wike's or Rotimi Amaechi's - be summarily dismissed for "bringing shame to the Nigeria Police" and acting like political slaves.
But that will not be enough.
With the Rivers governor and Transport minister hardly seeing eye to eye anymore over political differences, what should ordinarily be a non-issue, had commonsense prevailed, was allowed to degenerate to a fierce power show Saturday along Trans Amadi Road over who had the right of way. "Mr. Projects" (Wike) was reportedly on routine inspection of ongoing constructions while the "Lion of Ubima" just breezed into town that afternoon.
Weapons capable of mass killings were cocked and brandished amid the exchange of expletives. Regardless of subsequent finger-pointing by their aides, nothing can absolve both Wike and Amaechi. It takes two to tango. As governor, the burden of leadership was on Wike to rein in his guards, even under extreme provocation. As for Amaechi, it is even more scandalous that he, as an appointed minister, could ever allow himself to be drawn into ever contesting the supremacy of an elected governor within the latter's own jurisdiction.
Logically, the power-bike outrider leads the governor's motorcade. Knocking Wike's pilot down (as seen in the newspaper photograph and on Channels TV) could only have been driven by a daring that bothers on lunacy. When Amaechi was governor himself, it is doubtful if he would have tolerated that. The bitter truth has to be told.
Beyond the show of shame, another sordid thing inadvertently exposed is the misuse of our military. One read and re-read the vigorous defense by Amaechi publicists; nowhere did they deny that soldiers were among those escorting the Minister that day. Which tends to lend credence to stories already circulating that soldiers usually chaperon the minister around in Rivers in a blatant abuse of the Nigerian military.
The Commander-in-Chief could not have approved that.
It is doubly scandalous that the now controversial head of the F-SARS (Federal Special Anti Robbery), Akin Fakorede, was also implicated in the Saturday infamy. It is perhaps a measure of the corruption of the F-SARS mandate that, rather than chasing ubiquitous criminals, its materials and men are now deployed as bouncers to visiting Abuja big men.
We know Fakorede's posting was influenced by the politicians. But must he go that far publicly to demonstrate appreciation?
The other day, rain-beaten Fakorede was pictured holding umbrella over the MD of NIMASA as the latter stepped off a jet onto the tarmac at Port Harcourt airport. Maybe, F-SARS also now offers meteorological protection.
The least expected of the high apostles of "change" of the ruling party is to be exemplary in their own public conduct and not continue the iniquities and impunity PDP was accused of yesterday.