Not many remember what happened in Riyom, Plateau state many years ago. In case you’re among the many who didn’t, this story of mine will refresh your memory.
I met my wife, Rhoda in the UK. She was on a state government scholarship and she emerged as one of the best graduating students in her institution. I was thrilled when on our first date I found that she was a Nigerian from Plateau State. She was from Continue reading “THE ATTACK IN RIYOM by Japheth Prosper”
*“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable”(John F. Kennedy).*
For the first time in my life, I have come to accept without doubt that power lies in the hands of the masses. And that was evident in the recent ugly events in Nigeria, following the youths #ENDSARS peaceful protests, and its aftermath.
Never in history has Nigeria as one united nation, but divided into Continue reading “THE AFTERMATH OF #ENDSARS PROTESTS: HOW HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF”
A mad man handed his cheque to a bank teller and said, “I would like to withdraw N5000. ”The Male teller told the mad man “For withdrawals less than N10,000, please use the ATM”.
The mad man then asked, “Why?” The teller irritably told the mad man, “These are rules. Please leave if there is no other matter. There is a queue behind you.” the teller then returned the cheque to the mad man.
The mad man Continue reading “LIFE IS DEEP, EVERYBODY IS IMPORTANT”
According to a popular African saying, “A man who does not know where the rain began to beat him cannot say where he dried his body.” Unarguably, in the words of the renowned African writer, Chinua Achebe, “the rain that beat us as Africans began over four hundred years ago, from the ‘discovery’ of Africa by Europe, through the transatlantic slave trade, to the Berlin Conference of 1885…”(THERE WAS A COUNTRY).
But much may argue that the rain was a forceful rain that came through guns Continue reading “*NIGERIA AT 60: ARE THE GODS TO BLAME FOR ITS WOES?*”
What is INDECENT DRESSING?.
A 22-year-old lady who wants to remain an anonymous, walked up to me in my office one sunny afternoon. She asked me, “Father, I hope I’m well-dressed. I’m asking because last Sunday you preached against indecent dressing.” I looked straight her eyeballs. Immediately, I sensed the discomfort that overwhelmed her. Honestly, I was not at a loss as to what to respond. But I was surprise that she dressed indecently to my office Continue reading “INDECENT DRESSING by Israel GodsPower ANAWEOKHAI”
“We distract to attract, and we attract to distract” (Israel G. Anaweokhai)
To begin, we must first acknowledge that there is a term called ‘distraction.’ And by that, distraction is a reality. The word distraction is a borrowed word. Etymologically, it is from the middle French distraction , from Latin distractio (cf. En dictionary).
It is important to know that there are two sides to distraction. Let us classify the two sides as positive and Continue reading “KEY TO RESISTING DISTRACTIONS”
One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally he decided the animal was old and the well needed to be covered up anyway it just wasn’t worth it to retrieve the donkey. He Continue reading “Never to Give Up”
1. Dᵒⁿ’ᵗ ᶜᵃˡˡ ˢᵒᵐᵉᵒⁿᵉ ᵐᵒʳᵉ ᵗʰᵃⁿ ᵗʷⁱᶜᵉ ᶜᵒⁿᵗⁱⁿᵘᵒᵘˢˡʸ. ⁱᶠ ᵗʰᵉʸ ᵈᵒⁿ’ᵗ ᵖⁱᶜᵏ ᵘᵖ ʸᵒᵘʳ ᶜᵃˡˡ, ᵖʳᵉˢᵘᵐᵉ ᵗʰᵉʸ ʰᵃᵛᵉ ˢᵒᵐᵉᵗʰⁱⁿᵍ ⁱᵐᵖᵒʳᵗᵃⁿᵗ ᵗᵒ ᵃᵗᵗᵉⁿᵈ ᵗᵒ;
2. Rᵉᵗᵘʳⁿ ᵐᵒⁿᵉʸ ᵗʰᵃᵗ ʸᵒᵘ ʰᵃᵛᵉ ᵇᵒʳʳᵒʷᵉᵈ ᵉᵛᵉⁿ ᵇᵉᶠᵒʳᵉ ᵗʰᵉ ᵒᵗʰᵉʳ ᵖᵉʳˢᵒⁿ ʳᵉᵐᵉᵐᵇᵉʳˢ ᵃˢᵏⁱⁿᵍ ᶠᵒʳ ⁱᵗ ᶠʳᵒᵐ ʸᵒᵘ. ⁱᵗ ˢʰᵒʷˢ ʸᵒᵘʳ ⁱⁿᵗᵉᵍʳⁱᵗʸ ᵃⁿᵈ ᶜʰᵃʳᵃᶜᵗᵉʳ. ˢᵃᵐᵉ ᵍᵒᵉˢ ʷⁱᵗʰ ᵘᵐᵇʳᵉˡˡᵃˢ, ᵖᵉⁿˢ ᵃⁿᵈ ˡᵘⁿᶜʰ ᵇᵒˣᵉˢ;
Continue reading “*ETIQUETTE*”
If I were 18 at the time, I doubt if I would have voted for Moshood Kashimawo Abiola, aka MKO, considering that MKO as I later discovered in my historical research, was a man who appeared too ambitious.
From what I previously read about him, I did not know him to be over-ambitious until the heated debate I had with Cornelius Erohubie in 2019, when President
Muhamadu Buhari honored MKO with a posthumous president and declared June 12th henceforth as Democracy Day in Nigeria.
Continue reading “Beyond June 12: Nigeria Still in Search of her Lost Hope After 27 Years”
A young man saw his primary school teacher at a wedding ceremony.
He went to greet him with all respect and admiration!!
He said to him:
“Can you still recognize me Sir?’
‘I don’t think so!!’, said the Teacher, ‘could you please remind me how we met?’
The student recounted:
Continue reading “Lesson for Leaders”
Football stars, in fact, all the stars of various sports, we made them who they are.
Premier league, LALIGA, Serie A were suspended. This year’s Wimbledon (The most prestigious Tennis competition annually played in the UK) was cancelled. The ‘almighty’ Olympic games has also been cancelled this year.
Do you know what this means?
Many people have loss Millions of dollars because with Coronavirus still not contained, there will be no spectators. If there are no spectators, nobody will buy tickets, nobody will sell tickets.
Continue reading “On The Shoulders Of Each Other”
My boss drove a luxury car every day and it was my duty to greet him and to open the gates for him, as I worked as a watchman in his villa. But he never responded back to my greetings.
One day he saw me opening the garbage bags outside the villa in search of any leftover food. But, as usual, he never even looked at me, it was as if he never saw anything!
Continue reading “We Can be Wrong so Many Times Judging others Without Knowing the True Story Behind Their Actions.”
_A farmer in ancient China had a neighbour who was a hunter, and who owned ferocious and poorly trained hunting dogs._
_They jumped over the fence frequently and chased the farmer’s ? lambs. The farmer asked his neighbour to keep his dogs in check, but this fell on deaf ears._
_One day the dogs again jumped the fence, attacked and severely injured several of the lambs._
Continue reading “QUARREL DESTROYS MANKIND”
A group of frogs were travelling through the woods, and two of them fell into a deep pit. When the other frogs saw how deep the pit was, they told the two frogs that they were as good as dead.
Continue reading “Do not Listen to discouraging Words: The Story of the frogs”
One night, before a shopkeeper closed for the day, a dog came into the shop, having a bag in its mouth. The bag had a list of items to be bought and money so the shopkeeper took the money and put the items in the bag.
Continue reading “JUST A LITTLE MISTAKE”