WHY PETER OBI CAN SAVE NIGERIA

WHY PETER OBI CAN SAVE NIGERIAIntroduction

Nigeria is at a crossroads. Nigeria today is a country in crisis. The education system is broken, and religious and ethnic divisions have widened. The country has been rocked by a series of high-profile corruption scandals, which have led to falling trust in the government and its leaders. This has become disastrous for Nigeria, which relies on good governance – along with the oil sector – to drive its economy. In such times, it is imperative that men of integrity step up to lead the country out of these challenges. We all want to see leaders who can save Nigeria instead of watching our national reputation deteriorate further under corrupt politicians and officials who care more about personal gain than the well-being of fellow citizens. But how exactly do we achieve this? This article seeks to highlight some of the challenges facing Nigeria and explains WHY PETER OBI CAN SAVE NIGERIA our country from further decline if he becomes president in 2023. Continue reading “WHY PETER OBI CAN SAVE NIGERIA”

Mallam Mukthar a hero of our time!

Mallam Mukthar is a school teacher who sacrificed his life for his students in Federal government College Birnin Yauri,Mallam Mukthar is a school teacher who sacrificed his life for his students in Federal government College Birnin Yauri, kebbi state.

He is the teacher that took himself to the bandits stating that the bandits should either release his students or take him along with his students which the bandits did.

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Which lesson from Socrates never ceases to impress you?

(This is a translation of Francesca Dalle’s answer )

Socrates had the reputation of being of great wisdom. One day someone came to visit him and said:

-You know what I just heard about your friend?- Wait a moment, replied Socrates, before you tell me, I would like to give you a test, that of the three sieves.- The three sieves?

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WHY I AM ENTERING THE MONASTERY IN 2021 By Miss Getchen Erlichman

Miss Gretchen Erlichman

WHY I AM ENTERING THE MONASTERY: We live in“ unprecedented times.” This oft-repeated phrase has not only made the headlines of the daily newspaper and graced the lips of many a newscaster but has also become an ever-present mantra of our everyday encounters. Unprecedented times” describes the bewildering conglomeration of political chaos, religious tensions, and a pandemic-ridden society.

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A Reading From The Book of Mugabe: Chapter One

(This Biblical Parody was written about the life of Mugabe mainly for the fun. While you enjoy it, pay attention to verse 17, maybe there could be a lesson to ponder upon.)
1 And it came to pass that in the two thousand and seventeenth year, the ruler of the Kingdom of Zimbabwe was frail due to old age.
2 He leaned more and more on the counsel of his wife, Queen Grace.
3 Now, the Queen’s face is as comely as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon,

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THE KISS OF THE MARRIED WOMAN THAT EVENTUALLY SCATTERED MUGABE’S KINGDOM. A LESSON FOR ALL MEN. by Ata Ikiddeh

Now, it’s difficult to piece together what is going to become of Zimbabwe after now, however history gives us a peek at the key actors in the drama currently playing out.

Now, this is the story you dont’t know.

Mugabe the deposed President of Zimbabwe, Constantine Chiwenga the Head of the Zimbabwean Military and Mnangagwa the sacked Vice President of Zimbabwe are all friends, very good friends, they are comrades.
The three men were in their 20’s when they entered the bushes and took part in the liberation struggle to free Zimbabwe from white rule. Mugabe who was initially the Sect General of ZANU PF, became the head of state, the other two men were equally given plum positions of power and have continued as the 3 musketeers presiding over the destiny of Zimbabwe for 37 years.
Sometime in the 90’s – Mugabe, the first musketeer fell in love with his personal secretary who happened to be another man’s wife at the time, the lady’s name was Grace and she became his mistress. While Mugabe was still married Grace had children for him. In 1996 they became man and wife after the death of Mugabe’s first spouse.

 




But Grace was no ordinary mistress turned wife, she was not ready to take a backseat, she turned herself into Mugabe’s political confidant, she used the bed and made her way to the very centre of Zimbabwean politics straining the relationship between Mugabe and his two comrades.

 

 
Mnangagwa the 2nd musketeer after many years of loyalty became Mugabe’s Vice President in 2014, paving the way for his eventual hold on power should Mugabe retire, resign or die. But Grace had other ideas she wangled her way into ZANU PF’s politburo and began her move to take out Mnangagwa and take power from her ailing husband.

 

In August 2017 Mnangagwa accused certain persons in the party of trying to poison him and made references to Grace. This didn’t go down well with Mugabe, how could anyone accuse his beautiful harmless Rose flower. What Mugabe forgot was that boys are allowed to fight but the brotherhood must stay strong and united. In a move that shocked everyone (but didn’t shock his beloved Grace) , he removed Mnangagwa from the position of Vice President, Mnangagwa not sure of what Grace will do to him fled to South Africa.

 

Now, in comes the 3rd musketeer Chiwenga Head of the Zimbabwaean military, a friend and brother of both Mugabe and Mnangagwa, “this is all the fault of one woman”, he is probably thinking in his mind, ” we were one until this woman came. I trust Mnangagwa to takeover, I don’t know this woman; by the way, where was she when we were sleeping in the bushes before the liberation”.
Chiwenga sends a warning to Mugabe advising him to put his house in order, the first time he has ever spoken this way to his senior comrade. Thinking Mugabe will take the signal, call him, negotiate and talk things over a cup of tea. NO! Mugabe does the exact opposite, he sends his Minister of Information to tell the Army General to stay out of State matters, Mugabe then finalises plans to sack Chiwenga. The military chief at this point knows his brother and comrade in arms has drunk deep from the strange woman’s bosom, it’s not him speaking anymore, so he rolls out his tanks early this morning. He’s therefore right when he says,”this is not a coup” ; when you really look at it, 3 friends have only fallen out over the ambitions of a woman.

 

Latest reportś say Mnangagwa the 2nd Musketeer is on his way back from South Africa, i’ve just seen a report he’s been installed interim President. The 1st Musketter Mugabe is under house arrest. The 3rd Musketter is in the saddle promising calm and quick elections. The 3 men have held Zimbabwe under lock and key for 37yrs, this is nothing but a change of baton. Zimbabwe needs a real revolution out of the hands of the veterans of the liberation struggle. In the 21st century Zimbabwe is the frozen out Animal Farm in George Orwells celebrated work.

 

Meanwhile the woman Grace, who started the whole katakata, I hear has fled the country leaving her beloved husband who sacrificed everything to face an uncertain fate. 16 million Zimbabweans could not remove Mugabe but a woman did. Mama was always right when she always told me, “son – be careful who you fall in love with and eventually marry”.
A lesson to all men.

 

Nelson Mandela; No one has the gene of wickedness

Nelson Mandela; No one has the gene of wickedness: During Nelson Mandela’s 19 years imprisoned on Robben Island, one particular commanding officer was the most brutal of them all: “A few days before Badenhorst’s departure, I was called to the main office. General Steyn was visiting the island and wanted to know if we had any complaints. Badenhorst was there as I went through a list of demands. When I had finished, Badenhorst spoke to me directly
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He told me he would be leaving the island and added: ‘I just want to wish you people good luck’. I do not know if I looked dumbfounded, but I was amazed. He spoke these words like a human being and showed a side of himself we had never seen before. I thanked him for his good wishes and wished him luck in his endeavours.
I thought about this moment for a long time afterwards. Badenhorst had perhaps been the most callous and barbaric commanding officer we had had on Robben Island. But that day in the office, he had revealed that that there was another side to his nature, a side that had been obscured but still existed.
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It was a useful reminder that all men, even the most seemingly cold-blooded, have a core of decency and that, if their hearts are touched, they are capable of changing. Ultimately, Badenhorst was not evil; his inhumanity had been foisted upon him by an inhuman system. He behaved like a brute because he was rewarded for brutish behaviour.”
Source: “Long Walk To Freedom” by Nelson Mandela

Be Patient with Slow Learners!

Thomas Edison
Thomas, an eight year – old boy, rather sickly and partially deaf, very far behind his peers in class. Teachers tend to be easily angry with him because he was slow to pick up.
His class-mate
were quick to make fun of him. Thomas lived in an unkind world. But he had a mother who was happy to have him, a mother who would sit with him each evening, and listen to how badly his days has been.

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Steve Jobs’ Top 10 Rules for Success

Steve Jobs’ Top 10 Rules for Success

Steve Jobs’ Top 10 Rules for Success
1. Do what you love to do: Find your true passion. Do what you love to do and make a difference! The only way to do great work is to love what you do.
2.. Do your best: Do your best at every job. No sleep! You don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is your life. Success generates more success. So be hungry for it. Hire good people with passion for excellence.
3. Don’t live a limited life “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living

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Reinvention: The rewards of trying again

First-time wonders deserve our awe and
applause. But almost every good thing in life — from careers to ideas,
products to poetry — is more reinvention than invention.
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Who doesn’t love an invention? Think of
the light bulb, which had never shined in all of history until 
Thomas Edison switched it on on Dec. 31, 1879. Think of lasers, helicopters, microchips, elegant equations like E = mc², and even modest wonders like batteries, Velcro, and air conditioning. We honor inventors, enrich them, ask them about the meaning of life.

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Tasting Life by Anthony De Mello

Before the young man began his studies, he wanted assurance from the Master.

“Can you teach me the goal of human life?”

“I cannot,” replied the Master.

“Or at least its meaning?”

“I cannot.”

“Can you indicate to me the nature of death and of life beyond the grave?”

“I cannot.”

The young man walked away in scorn. The disciples were dismayed that their Master had been shown up in a poor light.

Said the Master soothingly, “Of what is it to comprehend life’s nature and life’s meaning if you have never tasted it? I’d rather you ate your pudding than speculated on it.”


Related Quote:

“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves… Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given to you because you will not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.” –Rainer Maria Rilke

Read Also; Living In The Now – Life Altitude (livealtitude.com)


Anthony De Mello, 1931-1987, was a Jesuit priest and psychotherapist who became widely known for his books on spirituality.