FREEDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING Vols 508, 509, 510, 511, 512, 513 and 515 +How Blacks re-enslave themselves again+Sex and Cancer+Free Madness in Nigeria+INVESTORS IN DEATH! +A Deadly Frozen Night + Top 10 Fela Songs

FREEDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING Vol  508

A White man said:
“BLACK PEOPLE ARE STILL OUR SLAVES”. We can continue to reap profits from them without the effort of physical slavery.
Their IGNORANCE is the primary weapon of containment. A great man once said, ‘The best way to hide something from Black people, is to put it in a book.’
They have the opportunity to read any book on any subject through the efforts of their fight for freedom, yet they refuse to read. Few read consistently, if at all.
GREED is another weapon of containment. Last year Blacks spent 10 billion dollars during Christmas, out of their 450 billion dollars in total yearly income (2.22%). We can use them as our target market, for any business venture we care to dream up, they will buy into it.
They function totally by greed, disrespecting their own friends and families. They continually want more, & hardly save.
They’d rather buy new sneakers, name brand shoes, nails and hair rather than invest in a business or a home. Some neglect their children to have the latest Michaels (Jordan & Kors. Plus they still think that having a Mercedes, gives them ‘Status’.
They’re fools! A vast majority of them are still in poverty because of their greed holding them back from making better communities.
With the help of BET, and the rest of their black media that often show destructive images into their own homes,
we will continue to see huge profits like those of Tommy and Nike. Hilfiger has even jeered them, saying he doesn’t want their money, and look at how the fools spend more with him than ever before!. They’ll continue to show off to each other while White communities improve with the profits from our businesses that we market to them.
SELFISHNESS is one of the major ways the (3%) “three percent of the WORLD” continue to contain them. There are segments of their culture that has achieved some ‘form’ of success but they didn’t read that the talented 10℅ was responsible to aid The Non-Talented 90℅ in achieving a better life.
Instead, that segment has created another class that looks down on their people or aids them in a condescending manner.
Their selfishness does not allow them to be able to work together on any project of substance. When they do get together, their egos get in the way of their goal. Their so-called help organizations seem to only want to promote their name without making any real change in their community.
They are content to sit in conferences & conventions in our hotels, and talk about what they will do, while they award plaques to the best speaker not the best doer.
They refuse to see that Together Each Achieves More (TEAM). They do not understand that they are no better than each other because of what they own, as a matter of fact, most of them are but one or two pay cheques away from poverty.
All of which is under the control of our pens in our offices and our rooms. Yes, we will continue to contain them as long as they refuse to read, continue to buy anything they want, and keep thinking they are ‘helping’ their communities by paying dues to organizations which do little other than hold conventions in our hotels.
By the way, don’t worry about any of them reading this,THEY DON’T READ!!”
Prove them wrong. Please pass this on! After Reading. We MUST rise from this post-traumatic slavery disorder.

 FREEDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING Vol 509
A Deadly Frozen Night (A True Story)
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There was a Jewish man named Yankel, who had a bakery, in a town, Crown Heights, Germany. He always said, “You know why I’m alive today?”
He said “I was a kid, just a teenager at the time in Germany.
Nazis were killing Jews with no mercy.
We were on the train being taken to Auschwitz by Nazis. Night came and it was deathly cold in that compartment.
The Germans left us on the side of the tracks overnight, sometimes for days, without any food. There were no blankets to keep us warm. Snow was falling everywhere. Cold winds were hitting our cheeks, every second. We were hundreds of people in that terribly cold night. No food. No water. No shelter. No blankets “.
“The blood in our bodies started freezing. It was becoming ice.
Beside me, there was a beloved elderly Jewish man from my hometown. He was shivering from head to toe, and looked
terrible. So I wrapped my arms around him to warm him up.
I hugged him tightly to give him some heat. I rubbed his arms, his legs, his face, his neck. I begged him to try to be alive.
I encouraged him.
All night long, I kept this man warm this way.
I was tired, and freezing cold myself. My fingers were numb, but I didn’t stop rubbing heat into that old man’s body.
Hours and hours went by. Finally, morning came and the sun began
to shine. I looked around to see the other people.
To my horror, all I could see were frozen bodies. All I could hear was deathly silence.
Nobody else in that cabin were alive. That freezing night killed them all.
They died from the cold. Only two people survived: the old man and me.
The old man survived because I kept him warm… and I survived because I was warming him.
May I tell you the secret to survival in this world?
When you warm other people’s hearts, you will remain warm yourself.
When you support, encourage and inspire others, then you will discover support, encouragement and inspiration in your own life as well.
My friends, That is the secret to a happy life.”
Bear one another’s burdens and so fulfill  the law of christ. Galatians 6:2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREEDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING Vol  510

INVESTORS IN DEATH!
_Yes. That is what so many people are, mostly in the South and more so in the South East and even South West_
_Sad. But very real and very wrong._
*The other day a patient was brought to the hospital, a 59 year old, very pale with fast breathing. Urgent tests and scan showed severe anaemia and massive pleural effusion. The man needed blood ASAP with chest tube for drainage of the effusion. He was brought by his son and his brother. So when they found out that a pint of blood costs #8,000 they requested for discharge. No money to get the blood was the reason. Two days later he died. A month later a ”befitting” burial was conducted, hundreds of thousands of Naira spent. This scenario plays out regularly in our hospitals. Investors in death!*
_Your mother or brother is sick and you live in Lagos, UK or America. If you are nice you send a paltry sum. Few days later they call you he/she is more serious. You are busy. A week later they tell you it’s getting worse, you can’t get off duty. Then they call you he/she is dead and you enter the next available flight home to arrange for the burial. Investors in death!_
*Your mum/dad never drove a car all their lives (despite the fact that you can afford one) and then they die and they ride in Hummer ambulance to their burial. Investors in death.*
_Your aged parents live in ramshackle house with no amenities. Then they die and like a witch’s trick a grand house erupts in 3 months. Investors in death!_
*Note that everything you do at burial you do for yourself. You kill cows? the dead does not partake in it. Souvenirs? they don’t take one to judgement seat. All the dancers, asoebi and cooling vans, they don’t notice. All is for your personal glory.*
_What is a befitting burial without a befitting life?_
*It is better to give someone a chicken in life than to bring a cow to their burial.*
_I think we invest too much in death. Sometimes the living lose their source of livelihood for burials. All is vanity._
*This is one thing our people need to change!*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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*What an irony?*

One noteworthy reality about Europe’s current political leadership is summarised here by Phil Lawler:

“• Macron, the newly elected French president, has no children.
• German chancellor Angela Merkel has no children.
• British prime minister Theresa May has no children.
• Italian prime minister Paolo Gentiloni has no children.
• Holland’s Mark Rutte,
• Sweden’s Stefan Löfven,
• Luxembourg’s Xavier Bettel,
• Scotland’s Nicola Sturgeon—all have no children.
• Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, has no children.

“So a grossly disproportionate number of the people making decisions about Europe’s future have no direct personal stake in that future.”
But Africans who have children and therefore ‘care about the future’ , steal all the money and consequently steal the future.

FREEDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING Vol 512

I10 Fela Songs That Are Still Relevant In 2017, 20 Years After His Death

1. Original Sufferhead (1981)

This song describes the problems and sufferings that abound in Africa as a continent, despite its rich resources. He condemns the ‘big big man’ and ‘white man’ for taking up everything and leaving nothing but suffer and anguish for the average African man.

This song, released over 20 years ago sadly still applies greatly. The economic disparity between Africa and other continents is displayed in the fact that basic resources like food, water, electricity and the likes are still unavailable to a large number of people living in this part of the world. Such disparities are even found within countries, where we have the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer.

2. Suffering and Smiling (1977)

Fela describes the life of the average Nigerian who is constantly suffering, but smiling through the pain, believing in the rewards that await them in the afterlife due to the teachings of religious leaders, who themselves live the most lavish lives, enjoying the so-called earthly pleasures. He warns people to open their eyes to this injustice and stop being blind followers of religion.

Things haven’t changed much today, as people still blindly follow religion (and religious leaders), without necessarily understanding its true meaning.

3. International Thief Thief (I.T.T.) (1980)

Fela uses the abbreviation of International Telephone & Telegraph (IT&T) to directly attack the company’s CEO, Moshood Abiola, and other politicians like Obasanjo who continuously betray the continent and their fellow Africans in their bid to get rich off the white man’s wealth.

This song is relevant in today’s world as seen in the violence that goes on in the Niger Delta as a result of the insufficient resources and recognition that the region is given despite being the major supplier of oil and the bulk of the county’s wealth.
Politicians are still looting, extorting and selling out their people in their bid to get richer.

4. Authority Stealing (1980)

This song, like may others, talks about how the government steals and loots the country’s resources on a daily and goes unpunished, while the petty thief gets killed and burned on a daily basis. For him, the people in authority are just civilized thieves who get away with their crimes because of their position.

Our government still steals from us and feeds us lies and we let them get away with it. The petty thief gets thrown in jail while the political robbers remain scot free and given liberty to continue looting.

5. Coffin for Head of State (1981)

This song also condemns politicians. Here, he speaks about the corruption that abounds in religion, especially by hypocritical leaders like Obasanjo and Yar’adua. These leaders were the most corrupt people in the world, killing and stealing from innocent people, yet they openly condemn such activities and hide behind Christianity and Islam.

Today, we still see a great deal of corruption and hypocrisy in the guise of leadersgip and religion. Our leaders are still stealing from us, but yet are the quickest to attend church programs and quote bible verses.

6. Beasts Of No Nation (1989)

This song talks about the many unusual happenings in the country and how the citizens all behave like crazy people. It touches political, economic, social matters and talks about the silence of the Nigeria people against government oppression and brutality while speaking up against apathy in foreign nations like South Africa. According to him, these could only happen in a crazy world.

This song remains relevant today as the same hypocrisy and silence in the face of government injustice is still the order of the day in our beloved country and continent as a whole.

7. Yellow Fever (1971)

In this song, Fela warns about the dangers of skin bleaching that was becoming a trend for women. He lists the many unappealing aspects of bleaching and tells women that they were better off leaving their skin in its natural form.

Today, bleaching has become even more rampant than in the times of Fela. According to the World Health Organization, Nigeria has the highest number of women in the world who use skin-lightening products.

8. Teacher Don’t Teach Me Nonsense (1980)

This song highlights the fact that the white man seems to be living our lives for us, while they make their own decisions based on their culture and tradition. The white man, instead of condemning the bad leadership that goes on here, overlooks them while doing the exact opposite in their own countries.
He condemns the so-called democracy and begs Africans to open their eyes and realize that they are being misled and stolen from.

Today, instead of drawing away from the chains of colonialism, we still rely on foreign countries to help us make some of our major decisions and try to imitate every aspect of their lives, forgetting our cultures and traditions in the process.

9. Colonial Mentality (1977)

He speaks about the fact that Africans have colonial mentality and still live in the past despite having gained independence. They embrace everything foreign and believe theirs to be inferior, from basic things like food and clothes down to their names and religious practices.

This song is still very relevant today, as Africans in general would rather purchase foreign made products and would use foreign names instead of their traditional ones.

10. Confusion Break Bone (1990)

This song talks about the confusion that abides in the country and the lack or proper organisation. His tone here sounds sadder and more resigned to the fact that things might never get better for the country. He highlights all the problems he had mentioned in his earlier songs and says that nothing has changed and wonders at the insanity of things.

Nothing has changed today. The country is still in a permanent state of disorderliness and disunity. The government still gets away with being corrupt and unjust, and the innocent man still gets punished for crimes committed.

FREEDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING Vol  513

5 SEXUAL ACTS THAT MAY CAUSE CANCER

Sex as an act does not cause cancers but the viruses and infections transmitted from an infected partner during unprotected sexual activity can lead to cancer. As individuals, we are aware of sexual transmitted diseases transmitted during sexual intercourse but little or no awareness has been done to enlighten the population on certain cancers that can occur as a result of sexual activities. In this article, we will discuss on 5 sexual acts that may cause cancer.

1. Oral sex

Oral sex is the act of stimulating the genitals of one’s partner during sexual activity with the use of the mouth including the tongue and lips. This act can be enjoyed by most partners and it is termed as ‘fellatio’ when it is performed on the male by the female partner and ‘cunnilingus’ when performed by the male on the female partner. Oral sex also includes the use of the mouth to stimulate the anal region.

It is now widely acceptable as a form of sexual pleasure by most people and it is no longer seen as a taboo. As harmless as it may look, oral sex can pose great health risk to both sexual partners. The risk of STI is, however, lower when compared to other forms of sexual activity. During oral sex, the risk of transmission of Human papilloma virus (HPV) increases and this can lead to cancer of the mouth and the throat.

HPV transmitted during oral sex gets into the cells of the mouth and throat leading to the mutation in the genes of the cells hence causing cancer of the mouth and the throat. The risk of developing throat cancer is higher in patients with HIV co-infection.

2. Unprotected vaginal sexual intercourse

Much awareness via the media has been done to enlighten the public on the risk of contracting HIV by having unprotected sexual intercourse with a casual partner. However, little has been done to enlighten the public on cancers that can occur as a result of unprotected sexual intercourse. During unprotected sexual intercourse, there is contact with body fluids (semen, saliva, vaginal secretions) which acts as media for transmission of viruses e.g. HIV, HCV, HBV and HPV (present in the cells of the skin around the genital regions). This can lead to cervical cancer from HPV; HIV can lead to Kaposi’s sarcoma and liver cancer from HBV and HCV.

3. Anal sex

Engaging in unprotected anal sex increases the risk of HIV and HPV transmission with anal sex leading to cancers. This is because of the higher risk of bruises of the delicate anal mucosa. Several studies carried out in homosexual men revealed that they have a higher chance of HIV, HPV, HBV and HCV transmission than in heterosexual couples and this can lead to anal warts, cancers of the anal region, colorectal cancer and even liver cancer from the transmission of HBV and HCV.

4. Fingering

In fingering, the hands of the male partner are used to stimulate the vagina and the genital regions of the female partner. This is a very common sexual practice that is termed to be harmless. Although the risk of transmission of HIV and other STIs is very low with fingering, it still poses some health risk. Sores or slight bruises of the fingers can act as an entry point for viruses to gain access into the body and establish an infection. Cancers of the skin of the hands and fingers have been reported in men who frequently engage in fingering with partners infected with HPV. The virus gain access into the cells of the skin of the fingers via the cut. It then enters into the cells and alters the genetic makeup of the cells causing an uncontrolled growth of the cancerous cells.

5. Kissing

This is the most common form of sexual activity and it is usually the first act that develops into sexual intercourse. During passionate kissing, there is exchange of saliva which is termed to be a body fluid and it may act as a medium for the exchange of viruses like Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) which cause infectious mononucleosis commonly referred to as “the kissing disease”. EBV has been implicated a risk factor for Hodgkin’s lymphoma (cancer of the lymph nodes) and nasopharyngeal cancer. Also, HPV can be transmitted via the mouth of an infected person during kissing to a susceptible partner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREEDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING Vol 515

MADNESS in most Nigerians

If you’ve been following what has been happening in Nigeria since 1960, you don’t need to be told that 65% of Nigerians are MAD. The cause I don’t know but Some proof are:

1)Will a normal Nigerian be supporting a former president even with the overwhelming evidence of corruption levelled against him? MADNESS.

2) Can a normal Senate President be going to the same court with the same case repeatedly in order to delay a corruption case levelled against him? MADNESS.

3)Will a normal human being set his landlady and others ablaze simply because she prevented her daughter from dating him? MADNESS.

4)Will a normal marketer mix kerosene with aviation fuel in order to make huge profit not minding the repercussions? MADNESS.

5)How can a former Head of State embezzle over N500 billion and at the age of over 60? Where’s he taking the money to? MADNESS.

6)How can someone say he want his people to secede from Nigeria and install a radio transmitter on an MTN mast and call it Biafra radio? MADNESS.

7)How can a Military General, that swore to uphold the unity of his Country, start a secession war but later ran away from the battle front, still come

back to the country he once said he want his people to secede from and contest for President? MADNESS.

8. Can a normal person go to the fuel station unclad just because he wants to buy fuel and some mad people still stand behind him at the filling station instead of running for their lives. I wonder wat the story could have been if the guy was with a lighter. MADNESS.

9) Can a normal father rape his daughter? MADNESS.

10) Can a normal Minister of finance approve bail out fund without asking for some austerity measures and hoping the states won’t ask for more? MADNESS.

11) Can a normal State Governor conduct an irrelevant LG election at the cost of over N6 billion but the same Governor can’t pay workers over 4 months salary? MADNESS.

12) Can a normal President of a country say stealing is not corruption? MADNESS.

13) A certain State Governor couldn’t pay salaries of the State’s workers for over 5 months but was quick to award a N6 billion contract for the building of a fly over where there’s no any traffic jam. MADNESS.

14) How can a normal religious group attempt to stop a convoy of an army Chief with ordinary stick? MADNESS.

15)How can a dreaded group say Western education is a sin and still use camera to shoot their videos and use AK 47 riffles as their favourite weapon of choice? MADNESS.

16) Can a normal group of people say they are fighting for their people because oil Companies degrade their environment, by blowing up pipeline to degrade same environment? MADNESS.

17) Where on earth will a Policeman use live bullets on peaceful protesters and still say ‘police is your friend’? MADNESS.

18) Where on earth will a normal driver overtake on a sharp bend/corner and probably making calls on his phone? MADNESS.

19) How can over 100 lawyers and 24 SAN accompany their colleague who is charged to Court with bribery allegation? MADNESS.

20. How can over 80 SAN storm a Court in defence of a Senate President accused of stealing, abuse and mismanagement of office? MADNESS.

21) Can a normal Customs Authority destroy seized rice, turkey, cooking oil, clothing whereas our IDPS , motherless babies, poor and hungry Nigerians are in abundance? MADNESS.

NB
Beware, many arround you are mad but few roams the streets. Be careful when relating with people.

 

Forbes: Checkout list of the 10 richest Nigerians and their net worth for 2017

Forbes, the world renowned organisation for ranking of rich individuals, has released the list of richest people in Nigeria for 2017. The shows Aliko Dangote retaining his spot as number one. Checkout who made the top 10 and their net worth below…


Full list below…


1. ALIKO DANGOTE: Aliko Dangote is the richest man in Nigeria, Africa and of course the richest black man in the world. In 2014, he ranked as the 24th richest man in the world but has since then fallen to positions below 100 due to Nigeria’s poor Naira.

Net Worth: $12.5 billion.


2. MIKE ADENUGA: Mike Adenuga is the second richest man in Nigeria with interest in Oil and Gas and telecoms. He is the owner of Globacom, Nigeria’s second biggest telecom operators and the chairman of Conoil.

Net Worth: $10.5 billion.


3. FEMI OTEDOLA: He is the CEO of Zenon Oil and Gas and Forte Oil Plc. He has interest in real estates amongst other sectors.

Net Worth: $2.3 billion.


4. FOLORUNSHO ALAKIJA: Folorunsho is a business tycoon who has interest in fashion,oil and printing industries. She is the richest Woman in Nigeria and the richest woman of the African descent in the world.

Net Worth: $2.1 billion.


5. THEOPHILUS DANJUMA: Former Nigerian Chief of Army staff between 1975 to 1979. He is the current chairman of Athlantic Petroleum.

Net Worth: $1.7 billion.


6. ABDUSALAM RABIU: Abdusalam is the founder of the famous BUA Group. A conglomerate active in sugar refining, cement production, real estate and port operations. In September 2015, his Group signed a $600 million deal with a chinease cement equipment service provider Sinoma Internation Engineering to construct a second production line located in Edo State Niger Delta, Nigeria.

Net Worth: $1.5 billion.


7. TONY ELUMELU: A philanthropist and founder of the Transcorp and Heirs Holdings. He was the chairman of United Bank for Africa.

Net Worth: $1.4 billion.


8. ORJI UZOR KALU: The former governor of Abia State. He is the founder and chairman of Slok Holding. A conglomerate with interest in shipping, banking, oil, trading, manufacturing and the media. He became a real business man at the age of 19 after being expelled from a Nigerian University for allegedly spearheading a series of student riots.

Net Worth: $1.1 billion.


9. JIM OVIA: Jim Oviah is the founder of Zenith Bank. He is the chairman and the largest shareholder with a stake of almost 10%. He also manages a mobile telecom Visafone which has over 3 million subscribers.

Net Worth: $1 billion.


10. OBA OTUDEKO: Oba Otudeko is the Chairman and founder of the honey well group. He is also the chairman of FBN Holdings Plc. His operations spread across oil and gas, flour minning, real estate, and marine transportation.

Net Worth: $650 million.

FREEDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING Vol  514, 516 , 517 , 518, 519 , 520, 521 and 522 +Sam Okwaraji: 28years after+God crowns efforts+When a church is spiritually empty+Fern and Bamboo+Neymar Vs Bill Gates +Authority is transient:Arnold Schwarzenegger +Dieziani Loot +Top 10 richest Men in Nigeria 2017

FREEDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING Vol  514

Sam Okwaraji: 28 years after

This day in History:
Exactly 28 years ago ( I still remember that day like yesterday), Nigeria lost one of her most dedicated&patrotic footballers – late Samuel Okwaraji, who died in an Italia’90 world cup qualifier against Angola on Sat 12th August, 1989.

I remember that match like yesterday. It was played at the National Stadium, surulere, Lagos. Nigeria’s Stephen Keshi captained side won 1-0 (having drawn 2-2 in Angola some mths back) and only needed to win that particular match and get a draw in their last qualifier later to qualify for Italia’90 World Cup. I remembered goalkeeper David Ngodiga’s penalty save.

Okwaraji died playing for Nigeria,even free of charge unlike this present set of over pampered, over rated mercenaries that hold Nigeria to ransome because of money. Do I blame them? Afterall, Okwaraji that was a patriot isn’t properly honoured and remembered. The best we could do was just a bust of his statue at the now abandoned National Stadium, Surulere , Lagos .

Not even a big structure like a stadium or institution named after him, yet we have many such structures named after polilooters and thieves that stole and looted us. O ma se o ( great pity )

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STOP STRUGGLING TOO MUCH FOR THIS WORLD. ONLY GOD HAS POWER TO CROWN ANYONE , EVEN WITH LESS EFFORT.

Awolowo was investigated for Corruption under Coker Inquiry, later tried for Treason in a regular court, he never said it was becase he was a Christian or Yoruba. He defended himself, and when his lawyer was denied entry visa to Nigeria, and his first son, an acclaimed international lawyer, was coming to the court to defend him, he died in a road accident on his way to the Court..Abraham Adesanya broke the news to Awo inside the Court, he expected Awo to start weeping but he did not.

Awo called the attention of the Judge to the development and asked for permission to defend himself and other Accused.

“Segun is dead already, we that are alive must defend ourselves so that we dont die too. This is treason, we must defend ourselves first before we mourn my beloved son”

LEADERS are made!

AWO was a true leader that served his people altruistically unlike the egocentric “LEADERS here in Nigeria…… You know them now.

WHAT ATIKU AND SARAKI DON’T KNOW.

BALEWA never struggled to be Prime Minister. BELLO was qualified but gave it to BALEWA……
SHAGARI never wanted to be President…….but he ruled!

ABIOLA wanted it since 1983……he never got there even in 1993….We loved him but he did not get it…..

OBJ never lobbied for or desperate to be President. Falae wanted to since 1992 but he never got it…..OBJ did.

ODILI struggled and spent billions to get it….he never got it…..Yar’adua was not even physically strong enough yet he got it without spending his personal cash. ODILI got nothing!

JONATHAN has neither the cash nor the finesse to be President but he got it. He defeated desperate IBB and ATIKU in the primaries and BUHARI in the general!

BUHARI resigned to fate. He declared that he will not contest again. That is when GOD handpicked him and made him the President after HE had earlier watched him exhausting his personal energy and killing his desperation!

The time when JONATHAN had no strength, he defeated mighty BUHARI….But when he had all the strength and money…he lost to a BUHARI who had given up!
Osinbajo was eating amala in his house when he was made the Vice President and eventually an acting president.
Leave all struggles for God to do them for you. Allow all the stacked money to be used for the benefit of the people. When it is your time God will surely spend your money as he has done to Balewa, Shagari, Obasanjo,Yar’adua, Jonathan and Buhari/Osinbajo.

This is for our reflection. I Pity my country! Nigeria

I pity those who allow their destiny to be determined and controlled by so-called LEADER who careless about their future & that of their unborn generation!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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When a Church is Spiritually empty.
God Jehovah El-Shaddai despite his love for King David, a man He anointed as King over his people did not allow David son of Jesse to build a sanctuary/Temple for Him, and you wonder why?After a successful King David looked at how blessed he was and he felt the next thing was a place for Jehovah, but God told Prophet Nathan to stop David
In 2 Samuel 7 and details of the refusal could be found in 1 Chronicles 22:8 because King David had blood in his hands and It was further mentioned in 1 Isaiah 56:7 that only a man of peace and honesty can build God’s sanctuary because a Church is a house of prayer for all nations, to God, David did not pass the test of peace and honesty.
What then do you think would have happened if David had ignored the advice of Prophet Nathan not to build the Temple?You know the answer from the way God dealt with King Saul over his action or inaction.
And a Temple built without the stamp of Jehovah, would been an empty house without the Holy Spirit and blessings of Jehovah in it, like the King before him, it could have earned David the curses of King of Kings.
However, God told David, his son, Solomon would do, when his son King Solomon did, God blessed him more, and even made a covenant to answer any prayer made in the Temple built by King Solomon.
Solomon not only built, he challenged God to fulfill his words and promises to make the Temple a place all prayers would be answered 1 King 8:22-53.Solomon asked God in time of famine, war, peace, justice, defeat, sin, if they turn to Him in the Temple he built, let their prayers be answered.
God in his mercy for the second time appeared to Solomon in Gibeon 1 King 9:2 and made a covenant with him…..”…I have heard your prayer and petition, and I have set this Temple apart to be holy, this place you have built, where my name is honored forever, I will watch over it, for it is dear to my heart.”
However, in 1 King 9:7. He said he can make mockery of the place if they turn their eyes away from him.And what is the lesson of this post? You can’t steal the public money and donate it to the Church, or the Pastor hoping to be blessed, your donation may even be weakening the spiritual strength of that very Church and the people therein.
The Church buildingbuilt with stolen money or donations from corrupt politicians or funds from drug/cocain deals and mafias and other illegal deals, may be the largest in the world, but may infact be empty without the Holy Spirit, prayers would not be answered in it, like God told Solomon he can make a mockery of the Church. It is for this reason after so many years in some Church things did no change for you and you wonder why?
The more a church or Sanctuary takes from the evil the more the loss of spiritual energy of the Church and the people therein, a smaller Church may contain your blessing than a bigger Church built with resources stolen from the people.
After Solomon finished with the Temple he was blessed to build his palace, the best in the world, meaning, when you put God first, he can do more for you, but u must come to Him with a clean hand.
Credits : <a>Zents Kunle Sowunmi</a>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREEDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING Vol  518

THE FERN AND THE BAMBOO

Author Unknown
For there is hope for a tree, If it is cut down, that it will sprout again, And that its tender shoots will not cease. – Job 14:7
One day I decided to quit – quit my job, my relationship, my spirituality. I wanted to quit my life. I went to the woods to have one last talk with God.
“God”, I said. “Can you give me one good reason not to quit?” His answer surprised me.
“Look around”, He said. “Do you see the fern and the bamboo?”
“Yes”, I replied.
“When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds, I took very good care of them. I gave them light. I gave them water. The fern quickly grew from the earth. Its brilliant green covered the floor. Yet nothing came from the bamboo seed. However, I did not quit on the bamboo.
“In the second year, the fern grew more vibrant and plentiful. Again, nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo. In year three, there was still nothing from the bamboo seed. But I would not quit. The same in year four.
“Then in the fifth year, a tiny sprout emerged from the earth. Compared to the fern, it was seemingly small and insignificant. But just six months later, the bamboo rose to over 100 feet tall. It had spent the five years growing roots. Those roots made it strong and gave it what it needed to survive. I would not give any of my creations a challenge it could not handle.
“Did you know, my child, that all this time you have been struggling, you have actually been growing roots? I would not quit on the bamboo…I will never quit on you.
“Don’t compare yourself to others.” He said. “The bamboo had a different purpose from the fern. Yet they both make the forest beautiful. Your time will come”, God said to me. “You will rise high.”
“How high should I rise?” I asked.
“How high will the bamboo rise?” He asked in return.
“As high as it can?” I questioned.
“Yes.” He said, “Give me glory by rising as high as you can.”
I left the forest, realizing that God will never give up on me.
And He will never give up on you.
Never regret a day in your life. Good days give you happiness; bad days give you experiences; both are essential to life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREEDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING Vol  519

BETWEEN NEYMAR AND BILL GATES – DON’T BE DECEIVED

Well, it is no longer news that last week Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 the biggest contract ever in the history of world football was signed. Neymar Da Silva Santos Junior officially signed for Paris Saint Germain from Spanish giant Barcelona after they met his buyout clause of €222M. Hours later the news of his weekly earnings of about €515,000 or 248 million naira broke the internet. have made out of it here at home.

Now, if Neymar without a WAEC result (according to those who claim to know) earns 248 million per week, how much does Bill Gates (who actually went as far as Harvard) earn? Mind you, Bill Gates went to school as far as Harvard, the whole talk of him dropping out is widely misrepresented. He didn’t drop out because he was not good enough, he didn’t drop out because he was irresponsible, in fact he had a meeting with the school authority when it became obvious that he needed more time to work on the Microsoft idea and in his exact words he told the school that he was going on a ‘leave of absence’ and should return if the idea failed to work as planned. He didn’t leave the school empty, he left with the knowledge he had acquired, he left having made friends and built a network of like minds, he left having access to mentors from the school (for me, these are some of the most important reasons of going to university in the first place, and not just for that paper called certificate). With that knowledge and skill acquired directly or indirectly by going to school, Bill Gates was able to build Microsoft and in 2013 he earned 11.5 billion dollars in a single year. That figure would give you 1.38 million dollars per hour. What it means is that the 248 million naira Neymar earns in a week is what Bill Gates earns in 30 minutes.

Don’t be deceived.

Why would I rather be a Bill Gates than a Neymar? Why would I rather point my kids to Bill Gates than to Neymar? It is simple. If you go by the figures, you have already seen it above. If you want to look at the future, then you will know that Neymar is 25 today, but will he still be playing football at this level at 35? What if in an unfortunate situation where he breaks his leg tomorrow (no one prays for that, but it does happen), that will be the end of everything, football doesn’t even provide for pension or gratuity. But Gates can sleep for the rest of his life and the billions will keep flowing because alert has been set on auto run, he has ‘programmed’ his business directly into his bank account – with his knowledge (you need education to set up that kind of system). What if you are looking at relevance and significance, how many millionaires have Neymar made or will he ever make in his lifetime? Bill Gates has made 3 billionaires and over 12,000 millionaires.

I asked someone what Neymar will do with this money, and he said Neymar already has a private jet, now is the time to get a yacht and start paying for the penthouse of all the 5-star hotels in the world. Do you think someone who is well schooled will choose to spend the money that way?

Don’t be deceived.

Education is still the key, education is still superior, education has birthed technology and technology is where the money is and not football. The most valuable club in the world according to Forbes 2017 rating is Manchester United and they are worth a whopping 3.69 billion dollars to edge both Barcelona and Real Madrid. But how whopping is that compared with the worth of Apple, Google, or Microsoft? In fact the total worth of the top 20 football clubs in the world (including Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United, Chelsea, Bayern Munich, PSG, Arsenal, Manchester City, Juventus, Liverpool) is 29.6 billion dollars. Mark Zuckerberg can simply pull out a cheque from his back pocket and buy those 20 clubs without even discussing with the board of Facebook (that sounds like an insult but that is the fact). That is how powerful ideas are, that is how powerful knowledge can be, that is how powerful education can be. What would you rather choose for your child?

Don’t be deceived.

The standard of education in Nigeria has dropped so badly that it is beginning to lose its relevance, but rather than turn our backs on it completely, rather than encourage our children not to go to school, rather than insult it the more, we should champion a course on how to make it what it ought to be and more attractive. We should teach our children the real importance of education and not just to come out and get a good job.

Trends are changing, the world has evolved and our educational system must evolve and not allowed to dissolve.

Don’t be deceived. Send your children to good school if you can afford it, and after that allow him or her the freedom of choice and if he or she chooses to play football he will be buying football clubs and earning 10x what Neymar earns today.

I choose to go to school, learn how to build and buy existing businesses. I choose to go to school, learn how to employ the grace God has given me to serve humanity. I choose to go to school and learn how best my ideas can be a solution to the problems of the society.

What do you choose, for yourself

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREEDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING  Vol 520

The famous actor Arnold Schwarzenegger posted a picture of him sleeping in the street under his famous bronze statue, and wrote sadly (How times changed).

The reason he wrote the sentence was not only because he was old, but because when the governor of California opened the hotel with the statue in front of him. The hotel officials told Arnold: “At any time you can come and have a room reserved in your name”. When Arnold left Government and went to the hotel, the administration refused to give him a room arguing that the hotel was fully booked.

He brought a cover and slept under the statue and asked people to imagine it. He wants to convey a message that when he was in a position they were praising him, and when he lost this position they forgot and did not fulfill their promise to him. Yes, times have changed. Do not trust your position or your owner or your power or your intelligence. All of this will not last.
In life after death.

The lesson, live your life for YOU because if you leave your position today, those you think will die for you will be the first to cast the stone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREEDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING Vol 521

DIEZIANI LOOT

“Assets seized from Diezani Alison-Madueke.

1) Permanent Forfeitures
$153Million (cash)
$37.5 Million Apartment Block.
$2.7 Million (cash)
N84.5 Million (cash)
N7.6 Billion (cash).

2) Temp Forfeitures:
$22 Million properties (56 Houses).

3) Frozen By UK Authorities:
£9.8Million (3 UK Properties).

4) EFCC Planning To Freeze:
$20.15M (2 Dubai properties).

Thus:
$155.7Million (cash)
$79.65 Million (property)
£9.8 Million (property)
N7.684.5Billion (cash)

Equivalent to – N94.8Billion

Okay. So I am still trying to wrap my head round these figures. The Government and UK authorities have thus far permanently or temporarily seized N94.8Billion of Diezani assets? N94.8Billion??

And the EFCC are still going after other property and accounts she owns across the world. There is still more Diezani loot?

If one woman stole this much, how much of our commonwealth has been stolen by all of them thieves?

These people were planning to loot us into oblivion.”

** Exchange Rate used
$ – N350
£ – N460

Jonathan obviously operated DSA Dieziani Single Account instead of TSA operated by Buhari.
Dieziani is a front for many people including Don Fortunato

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Forbes: Checkout list of the 10 richest Nigerians and their net worth for 2017
Forbes, the world renowned organisation for ranking of rich individuals, has released the list of richest people in Nigeria for 2017. The shows Aliko Dangote retaining his spot as number one. Checkout who made the top 10 and their net worth below…
Full list below…
1. ALIKO DANGOTE: Aliko Dangote is the richest man in Nigeria, Africa and of course the richest black man in the world. In 2014, he ranked as the 24th richest man in the world but has since then fallen to positions below 100 due to Nigeria’s poor Naira.
Net Worth: $12.5 billion.
2. MIKE ADENUGA: Mike Adenuga is the second richest man in Nigeria with interest in Oil and Gas and telecoms. He is the owner of Globacom, Nigeria’s second biggest telecom operators and the chairman of Conoil.
Net Worth: $10.5 billion.
3. FEMI OTEDOLA: He is the CEO of Zenon Oil and Gas and Forte Oil Plc. He has interest in real estates amongst other sectors.
Net Worth: $2.3 billion.
4. FOLORUNSHO ALAKIJA: Folorunsho is a business tycoon who has interest in fashion,oil and printing industries. She is the richest Woman in Nigeria and the richest woman of the African descent in the world.
Net Worth: $2.1 billion.
5. THEOPHILUS DANJUMA: Former Nigerian Chief of Army staff between 1975 to 1979. He is the current chairman of Athlantic Petroleum.
Net Worth: $1.7 billion.
6. ABDUSALAM RABIU: Abdusalam is the founder of the famous BUA Group. A conglomerate active in sugar refining, cement production, real estate and port operations. In September 2015, his Group signed a $600 million deal with a chinease cement equipment service provider Sinoma Internation Engineering to construct a second production line located in Edo State Niger Delta, Nigeria.
Net Worth: $1.5 billion.
7. TONY ELUMELU: A philanthropist and founder of the Transcorp and Heirs Holdings. He was the chairman of United Bank for Africa.
Net Worth: $1.4 billion.
8. ORJI UZOR KALU: The former governor of Abia State. He is the founder and chairman of Slok Holding. A conglomerate with interest in shipping, banking, oil, trading, manufacturing and the media. He became a real business man at the age of 19 after being expelled from a Nigerian University for allegedly spearheading a series of student riots.
Net Worth: $1.1 billion.
9. JIM OVIA: Jim Oviah is the founder of Zenith Bank. He is the chairman and the largest shareholder with a stake of almost 10%. He also manages a mobile telecom Visafone which has over 3 million subscribers.
Net Worth: $1 billion.
10. OBA OTUDEKO: Oba Otudeko is the Chairman and founder of the honey well group. He is also the chairman of FBN Holdings Plc. His operations spread across oil and gas, flour minning, real estate, and marine transportation.
Net Worth: $650 million.

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500. FREEDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING Vol 500 ( Special Edition )

THE UNFORGETTABLE NIGERIAN : NIGERIA’S FIRST MILLIONAIRECANDIDO JOAO DA ROCHA (1860 – 1959)

Have you ever asked any of your parents for money, especially continuously, and they gave you this reply: “Do you think I’m da Rocha?”

Well, I experienced it and growing up, I never knew the meaning of the statement, until I came across a book a friend gave me, when I stumbled on the name “Candido da Rocha”.

He was a rich man who would, from the balcony of his one-storey building, throw down coins to children who would, in a tangle of bodies and flapping hands, struggle for them. So, I remembered vividly why my parents denies being “a da Rocha” anytime I ask for monies I don’t literally need as a child.

Also known as Nigeria’s first millionaire, he was a rich entrepreneur, businessman, landowner and creditor who owned Water House or Casa d’Agua on Kakawa Street, Lagos Island, Lagos. It was named Water House because it was the first and only house in Lagos in those days to have a borehole and in turn sell water to the residents.

Candido da Rocha, a native of Ilesha, present day, Osun State, was born to the family of Joao Esan da Rocha, who was captured as a slave when he was 10 years old on his way to school in Ilesha. Candido was born in the Bahia region of Brazil. His mother was Angelica Josephina da Rocha. His father returned to Lagos, Nigeria in the 1870’s where he built his wealth and passed it to his son, Candido.

Due to his wealth, his friend, Herbert Macaulay, nominated him as a candidate in one of the elections of the time. And when da Rocha met the electorate, he told them: “I am Candido da Rocha, your candidate into the House. Vote for me if you like. And if you don’t, all well and good.” That statement ended his sojourn in politics as he lost the elections with acquiring just 20 votes.

Indeed, da Rocha was a very modest and generous capitalist.

During the Second World War (1939 – 1945), when the authorities of Kings College were looking for a place to relocate the students in the boarding house – among whom were Tiamiyu Bello-Osagie, who would become one of Nigeria’s most celebrated gynaecologists; Adenekan Ademola, son of Nigeria’s first indigenous Chief Justice, Adetokunbo Ademola; Dapo Aderemi, son of Sir Adesoji Aderemi, the legendary Onni of Ile-Ife – da Rocha volunteered his Bonanza Hotel on Customs Street, Lagos, and did not collect a dime for the period it was used.

Even after the war, when government asked influential Nigerians to contribute to the rehabilitations fund, he made substantial donations and he instructed that the amount should not be disclosed to the public.

Despite his wealth and political clout, no street in Lagos is named after him. Candido da Rocha died in 1959 and his remains lies at the Ikoyi Cemetery.

 

504. FREEDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING Vol 504

You Will Be Shocked To Find Out That You Do Not Know 99% Of These:
Do you know that?
1. The River Niger Bridge at Onitsha was constructed between 1964 and 1965 by Dumez- a French construction company and cost £5 million.
2. Patience Jonathan is one of Nigeria’s most-educated First Ladies, with an NCE, a B.Ed, and a PhD from University of Port-Harcourt.
3. The highest peak in Nigeria is located in Taraba and is called Chappal Waddi which means “The Mountain of Death”.
4. There are 196 countries in the world and at least one Igbo person from Nigeria lives in every one of them.
5. The Pidgin word ‘Sabi’ came from ‘Saber’, Portuguese and Spanish for ‘to know’. Both country’s ships traded slaves from the Bight of Benin.
6. Katsina College (now Barewa College in Zaria) has produced 5 Nigerian Presidents/Heads of State since it was founded in 1921 in Katsina.
7. Ojukwu taught Murtala Mohammed and Ben Adekunle at Regular Officers Special Training School, Ghana. Both ‘fought’ their teacher during the civil war
8. At Nigeria’s independence in 1960, there were 41 Secondary Schools in the North and 842 Secondary Schools in the South.
9. In 1983, Senator Arthur Nzeribe spent $16.5 million to win a Senatorial seat in Orlu (in Imo State).
10. In 1973, the Federal Government of Nigeria considered officially changing the name of “Lagos” to “Eko”. Regarding “Lagos” as a colonial name.
11. The geographical area now referred to as Nigeria was once referred to as ‘Soudan’ and ‘Nigiritia’.
12. Offences punishable by death sentence after the 1966 coup included embezzlement, rape and homosexuality.
13. MKO Abiola was named Kashimawo (Let us wait and see) by his parents. He was his father’s twenty-third child, but the first to survive infancy.
14. Jaja Wachucku was the first person to refer to Lagos as a “no-man’s land” in 1947, provoking a national controversy.
15. Jollof rice, chicken breast, serve of ice cream, tea, coffee or Bournvita, with full cream milk and sugar: Meal Cost = 50Kobo- Unilag in the late 1970s
16. At the point death in 1989, Sam Okwaraji was a PhD candidate and qualified lawyer with an LL.M in International Law (University of Rome)
17. When British Bank of West Africa (now First Bank) opened a branch in Kano in 1929, Alhassan Dantata (Dangote’s Grandfather) opened an account depositing 20 camel-loads of silver coins.
18. Jaja Wachuku is reputed to have owned the biggest one-man library in West Africa. Balewa sometimes referred to him as “Most Bookish Minister
19. The colonization of Nigeria took more than 40 years to achieve and the territories were integrated by the use of force.
20. Yoruba is spoken as a ritual language the Santeria cult in Carribean and South-Central America.
21. Slavery existed in the Nigerian territory before the 15th century and was abolished in the 19th century- 1807 by the British.
22. At least 55 women were killed in South-East Nigeria, in 1929 when the women forced the Umuahia warrant chiefs to submit to their rule.
23. The coinage ‘Supreme Court’ was first used in 1863 by the colonial administration through the enactment of the Supreme Court Ordinance No. II.
24. MKO Abiola died suddenly on July 7, 1998, exactly one month after General Sani Abacha died mysteriously on June 8, 1998.
25. Agbani Darego was the only one to wear a maillot as opposed to a bikini during the Miss Universe contest in 2001.
26. The ‘Ankara’ material is not indigenous to Nigeria. Our indigenous textiles include the Akwete, Ukara, Aso-Oke and Adire.
27. Aloma Mukhtar is the first female lawyer from the North and went on to become the first female Chief Justice of Nigeria.
28. The area known as Makoro town in Lagos was first a swamp, later sand-filled by the colonial government and served as the first bridge to the Island.
29. Esie Museum is Nigeria’s first museum, established in 1945. Once reputed to have the largest collection of soapstone images in the world.
30. Aminu Kano formed the Northern Teachers’ Association (NTA) in 1948, the first successful regional organization in the history of the North.
31. George Goldie, who played a major role in founding Nigeria, placed a curse on anyone who attempts to write his biography.
32. In 1996, John Ogbu, a Nigerian Anthropologist firmly advocated for the use of African-American Vernacular to teach in the U.S
33. Hause Language indigenous to Northern Nigeria is spoken in 11 African States. Germany, French, U.S., and British International radio stations broadcast in Hausa.
34. The surgeon who ‘killed’ Stella Obasanjo was sentenced to 1 year in prison, disqualified for 3 years and fined €120,000.
35. The word ‘asiri’ means ‘secret’ in Hausa, Yoruba, Nupe and Igarra. It also means ‘gossip’ in Igbo.
36. Igbo-Ora in Oyo State, Kodinji in India and Candido Godoi in Brazil are the towns that produce the highest number of twin births in the world.
37. Bishop Ajayi Crowther, a Yoruba, in 1857 produced a reading book for the Igbo Language and a full grammar and vocabulary of NUPE in 1864.
38. The first TV broadcast in Nigeria and Tropical Africa was on October 31, 1959.
39. In 1978, a 50Kobo increase (from #1.50 to #2) in the cost of University Students’ meal per day caused the ‘Ali Must Go’ protests.
40. Albert E. Kitson discovered coal in Enugu in 1909. This discovery led to the building of Port-Harcourt town in 1912.
41. Today, only Nigeria has a larger black population than Brazil. More than 3.5 million Africans were captured, enslaved and transported to Brazil.
42. Groundnut pyramids were the invention of Alhaji Alhassan Dantata to stack bags before export.
43. In 1967, old traditional ruler, Oba Akran and A. Ademiluyi were jailed for 14 years (7 each) for stealing £504,750 (#2.5b).
44. Since 1960, Nigeria has been either ruled by an ex-lecturer/ex-teacher or military man. The only exceptions are Azikiwe and Shonekan.
45. If you visited Lagos in 1975, you could spend a day at the Presidential Suite of Federal Palace Hotel for #100, single room for #19.
46. The first aircraft to land in Nigeria landed in Kano in July 1925. A British fighter jet flew from Khartoum (present day Sudan).
47. In 1895, Koko of Nembe (now in Bayelsa) took 60 white men hostage. When the British refused his demands, more than 40 of those men were eaten.
48. The ‘Naira’ was coined by Chief Obafemi Awolowo when he was serving as the Federal Commissioner of Finance.
49. Koma Hill (settlement in Adamawa where people lived and practised the killing of twins) was discovered in 1986 by a NYSC corps member.
50. The pilot (Francis Osakwe) that flew Ojukwu away from Biafra (1970) was the same pilot that flew Gowon to Uganda (last flight as Head of State).
51. In 1986, Shehu Shagari was banned from participation in politics for life. The ban has still not been lifted.
52. As the wife of the deputy Head of State (Vice President of Nigeria) in 1984, Biodun Idiagbon personally ran a small ice cream shop in Ilorin..
53. Koma Hills (Adamawa State) inhabitants when discovered were observed to engage in the practise of borrowing wives among themselves.
54. Juju, Dashiki, Yam and Okra are words in the English dictionary that originated from ethnic groups located in present day Nigeria.
55. Nigeria has more English speakers than England, and more Muslims than Saudi Arabia and Syria.

505. FREEDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING Vol  505

Comparative Analysis Between Wives of Today and Those of Yesterday:

Dear Lord,

I sincerely thank You for giving me a yesterday’s Wife.

TMC.

1). *Yesterday’s Wives* :
Welcome my husband, hope the office was not stressful., your favorite food is ready, let me lead you to the bathroom first, then you take your dinner, you look so tired, am sure you’ll be okay after taking your dinner, welcome my one and only.

*Today’s Wives*:
Please don’t put unnecessary pressure on me, you can go to the fridge pick up the stew, microwave it and boil the remaining rice, I am your wife and not your cook.

2). *Yesterday’s Wives*:
Darling stop thinking about our lack of money. It’s going to be temporary. God will see us through and we are going to come out of it stronger. After all, we can still feed ourselves and the children. We need to give the Almighty that glory. I am with you through thick and thin, my husband, the owner of my dowry.

*Today’s Wives*: ________________Look I am sick and tired of living in this abject poverty with you. Why did you bring me to your house when you know that you are not ready for marriage? Every day is one complaint or the other. Are you the Complainant General of Nigeria. We don’t have cars, our house is Face me and slap you, when your mates are in GRAs. Look if you don’t find solutions to your problems, you will come back and not find me in this your rotten house.

3). *Yesterday’s Wives*: ____________My husband, we only have 2 children, don’t you think we should have more. You know children are gifts and mercies from God. And the more the merrier.

*Today’s Wives*: _______________Look am sick and tired of this marriage. You won’t allow me to rest by your constant urge to have more children. I am okay with our two children. I can’t allow you to spoil my figure 8 by bearing another 4 children. You are so wicked that I feel you want to spoil my psychedelic looks. If you dare force me, I will sue you for rape.

4). *Yesterday’s Wives*: ___________My husband, take heart and don’t worry. I shall go with you to Zaria. Your being transferred from the glitterati of Abuja to Zaria might be a blessing in disguise. We shall take the advantage of the educational institutions to advance our education. Some disappointments could be a blessing.

*Today’s Wives*: ______________Me I can’t follow you to Zaria o. God forbid bad thing. From Abuja to Zaria? I can’t cope with such a demotion. To start living in a village? You had better look for another wife. I can’t live in a city without silver birds, Amigo Supermarket or Dunes

5). *Yesterday’s Wives*: __________My husband, I have enough clothes. This N30.000 you are giving me, pls keep it and save for a rainy day.

*Today’s Wives*: ________________Why are you so stingy? Do you have super glue in your palms?What an insult. What kind of shopping do you want me to do with N50,000?What can I buy? Is it Swiss lace or Dubai gold. I am disappointed in you. Your mates are giving their wives $5,000 to shop, here you are humiliating me with naira. I don’t blame you. It is because I refused to marry Chief Antonio that’s why you are messing up with me.

6). *Yesterday’s wives ________________ Darling our children will resume next week, I have bought new bags and sandals for them, I have also kept some money for their text books, may God bless u for their tuition fees.

*Today’s wives _____________ Your children are resuming next week, I don’t want to hear story of no money o, they will change their school bags, sandals, water bottles etc and their textbooks, make sure the money is completed this time o, afterall they bear your surname not mine.

*Uhhhm!! Though we still have some good wives in today’s wives. But Where do our wives belong? Yesterday or Today <img>�<img>�?????

 

506. FREEDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING Vol 506

*True situational Analysis of Life.*
After Secondary School..
Some of our classmates have gone out of the country,
Others have completed universities and are now
Doctors,
Engineers,
Teachers,
Pilots,
Lawyers,
Administrators, etc.
Some have married,
Some have given birth.. .
Some are dead,
(Don’t forget that too)
And others are confined in psychiatric homes.
Some are doing their masters programme, PHD, etc.
Some haven’t even gained admission into the tertiary institution.
Some own companies,
Some are now Directors and majority shareholders of huge companies.
But how do you feel
When you meet your classmate, and it seems like he/she has reached his dreams
And you’re not yet close to yours?
So many thoughts runs through your mind.
How about the one you meet on the street wearing dirty rags and feeds on the refuse dumps and drinks from the gutters?
Do you get the same thoughts running through your mind?
First God has not been fair to you.
But don’t forget some are also dead.
Somehow feels like jealousy, its a normal feeling.
But, You must not regret your life.
We all are different
And our path to greatness
Is not same in distance.
Some might reach before you,
Some might reach
after you
But wherever level you are presently,
Please keep trying to break limitations and move further.
Celebrate the success of others, its an application
for yours.
Your friend buys a car now,
Be happy with him/ her. Remember when you get yours,
Theirs might not  be the latest again.
Life is not by competition,
If not,
We all will be born into one type of family,
One religion and same in everything.
Let the passion in you  never quench the desire in you
Keep it burning.
What you pass through,
Write it down because one day the world would be ready to read it.
There’s no height you cannot attain,
Just believe.
Define goals and recognize distractions.
Spend time teaching yourself,
Because the things that
Mainly take people to the top
Are the things
They devoted time to develop.
Don’t be intimidated by your fellow’s success,
The sky is too wide
That the birds can fly
Without touching themselves.
Value the small things
That God brings
And comes into our lives
And love God
And do the work of God.
For with God,
All things are possible.
Now to those who are on top,
Never forget to give a helping hand
To those who are down.
Life is full of uncertainties;
The one you pull up today
May be the one to hold your hand
To prevent you from falling down.
A piece of advice there.
May our friendship grow
From strength to strength,
From grass to grace,
From zero to hero
And from Earth to Heaven.
WISH YOU MORE SUCCESS
IN THE JOURNEY OF LIFE AND STAY HUMBLE.

 

507. FREEDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING Vol  507

MATTERS ARISING: THE HYENAS AND JACKALS
News about the ailing Nigerian Leader, President. Buhari has been sparse and far between as his 75th day on medical vacation extends into another week of uncertainty. But the first sign that he is still alive and recovering from another course of chemotherapy has been revealed in a subtle way by his wife Aisha and later by his vice who is acting on his behalf – Yemi Osinbajo.
Contrary to expectations that the likes of Lai Mohammed and Garba Shehu should have been giving daily briefings about the state of Mr. President’s health as they demanded when Yar Adua was ill, the twin duo of propaganda specialists have been abnormally quiet about this.
Even their Associate Spin doctors, Lauretta and Femi, have faded from public discourse as they obviously do not belong to the tribe that is entitled to privileged sensitive information. Hence it was with increased interest one analyses the social media interaction between Aisha and Shehu Sani (The verbose Senator from Kaduna), centred around the ailing President’s state of health.
“How far with the “Lion King”. We want him home as the hyenas and jackals are plotting to take over” said Shehu Sani?
” The Lion King is getting better and will soon return to scatter the hyenas and jackals. Keep on praying” Aisha Replied.
One does not need to dig up the Disney Animated cartoon “Lion King” to decode the substance of this thinly coded message. This is far from the truth of a Simba and Scarface rivalry for the very hyenas and jackals who have hijacked the Lion King’s tenure were invited into the pride lands by the King himself and not Scarface.
Aisha must be praised for her uncadid demeanour. From day one, she warned Buhari of the company he kept and he instead insulted her intellect by relegating her to the kitchen, living room and za oza Room. But today the chickens have come home to roost and it is Aisha holding his hand by his bedside while his government is fractured into splinter cells as the cabal fights for their selfish interests.
Woe betides any man who refuses to listen to his intelligent resourceful wife for commotion awaits him on the horizon. This is the pact Buhari signed when he chose to dine with Jackals and hyenas against the warnings of his wife.
As forces realign to strip his regime of the vestigeal remains of credibility, Buhari is too ill to fight back. Following the all night marathon meeting between the Acting President and the Senate President, the battle lines have been drawn as the ruling party seeks to implode from within.
A breakaway faction of the cabal of power led by AK, the Hand, is slowly beginning to see the handwriting on the wall that a Buhari Presidency may afterall have no future hence are fully aware that once a change of guard is made they will be the first to lose their seat once the musical chairs of a cabinet reshuffle is instituted.
Hence they have run cap in hand to beg BS to rattle the cage. Smarting from his Technical knock out at the Code of conduct Tribunal, BS is emboldened and stronger. He has read the riot act to the Acting President. Sack Magu or face impeachment proceedings.
Meanwhile Buhari is unable to speak on behalf of his tainted man, Magu so the Acting President has taken up the unenviable task of playing his cracked record stand on Magu in a bid to appear loyal to the cause.
But in the end every man must bear his father’s name and choose who he shall serve. Buhari or Nigerians?
Osinbajo is obviously at a loss on how to tackle the approaching juggernaut that seeks to make him the scapegoat for Buhari’s failures as a leader. To capitulate to the justified demands of the legislature will make him appear disloyal and ungrateful which will only make him canonfodder to the envious eyes of the cabal of hyenas and jackals.
The Acting President is surrounded by the hyenas and jackals empowered by Buhari. Now the Frankenstein Monstor created by Buhari is threatening his Government Buhari is too ill to act decisively to cage his creation.
Buhari must return as soon as possible to save the dying embers of his presidency, is the unveiled message his wife is sending. Thus the forces at play may sheath their swords and wait to see what power play Buhari has in store. With Buhari’s return period still unknown and a wild guess, the more the delay the more the power play and the Acting President’s hand and the waters will become only more murkier.
 If one could be a fly on the wall in their inner sanctum, the true state of affairs would become more vivid.
The nation can only sit and watch the drama unfold as it draws to a precarious end.
Hopefully Buhari would have learnt his lesson and on his return will disband the cabal of jackals and hyenas with a view to run a more progressive regime.
Wishful thinking though for this leader has a knack for disappointing Nigerians. Interesting days lie ahead
Additional credits: Attah Essien
Culled from 1.The hyenas and jackals by Attah Essien and
                    2. Osinbajo’s trip to London by Attah Essien

 

 

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A White man said:
“BLACK PEOPLE ARE STILL OUR SLAVES”. We can continue to reap profits from them without the effort of physical slavery.
Their IGNORANCE is the primary weapon of containment. A great man once said, ‘The best way to hide something from Black people, is to put it in a book.’
They have the opportunity to read any book on any subject through the efforts of their fight for freedom, yet they refuse to read. Few read consistently, if at all.
GREED is another weapon of containment. Last year Blacks spent 10 billion dollars during Christmas, out of their 450 billion dollars in total yearly income (2.22%). We can use them as our target market, for any business venture we care to dream up, they will buy into it.
They function totally by greed, disrespecting their own friends and families. They continually want more, & hardly save.
They’d rather buy new sneakers, name brand shoes, nails and hair rather than invest in a business or a home. Some neglect their children to have the latest Michaels (Jordan & Kors. Plus they still think that having a Mercedes, gives them ‘Status’.
They’re fools! A vast majority of them are still in poverty because of their greed holding them back from making better communities.
With the help of BET, and the rest of their black media that often show destructive images into their own homes,
we will continue to see huge profits like those of Tommy and Nike. Hilfiger has even jeered them, saying he doesn’t want their money, and look at how the fools spend more with him than ever before!. They’ll continue to show off to each other while White communities improve with the profits from our businesses that we market to them.
SELFISHNESS is one of the major ways the (3%) “three percent of the WORLD” continue to contain them. There are segments of their culture that has achieved some ‘form’ of success but they didn’t read that the talented 10℅ was responsible to aid The Non-Talented 90℅ in achieving a better life.
Instead, that segment has created another class that looks down on their people or aids them in a condescending manner.
Their selfishness does not allow them to be able to work together on any project of substance. When they do get together, their egos get in the way of their goal. Their so-called help organizations seem to only want to promote their name without making any real change in their community.
They are content to sit in conferences & conventions in our hotels, and talk about what they will do, while they award plaques to the best speaker not the best doer.
They refuse to see that Together Each Achieves More (TEAM). They do not understand that they are no better than each other because of what they own, as a matter of fact, most of them are but one or two pay cheques away from poverty.
All of which is under the control of our pens in our offices and our rooms. Yes, we will continue to contain them as long as they refuse to read, continue to buy anything they want, and keep thinking they are ‘helping’ their communities by paying dues to organizations which do little other than hold conventions in our hotels.
By the way, don’t worry about any of them reading this,THEY DON’T READ!!”
Prove them wrong. Please pass this on! After Reading. We MUST rise from this post-traumatic slavery disorder.

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A Deadly Frozen Night (A True Story)
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There was a Jewish man named Yankel, who had a bakery, in a town, Crown Heights, Germany. He always said, “You know why I’m alive today?”
He said “I was a kid, just a teenager at the time in Germany.
Nazis were killing Jews with no mercy.
We were on the train being taken to Auschwitz by Nazis. Night came and it was deathly cold in that compartment.
The Germans left us on the side of the tracks overnight, sometimes for days, without any food. There were no blankets to keep us warm. Snow was falling everywhere. Cold winds were hitting our cheeks, every second. We were hundreds of people in that terribly cold night. No food. No water. No shelter. No blankets “.
“The blood in our bodies started freezing. It was becoming ice.
Beside me, there was a beloved elderly Jewish man from my hometown. He was shivering from head to toe, and looked
terrible. So I wrapped my arms around him to warm him up.
I hugged him tightly to give him some heat. I rubbed his arms, his legs, his face, his neck. I begged him to try to be alive.
I encouraged him.
All night long, I kept this man warm this way.
I was tired, and freezing cold myself. My fingers were numb, but I didn’t stop rubbing heat into that old man’s body.
Hours and hours went by. Finally, morning came and the sun began
to shine. I looked around to see the other people.
To my horror, all I could see were frozen bodies. All I could hear was deathly silence.
Nobody else in that cabin were alive. That freezing night killed them all.
They died from the cold. Only two people survived: the old man and me.
The old man survived because I kept him warm… and I survived because I was warming him.
May I tell you the secret to survival in this world?
When you warm other people’s hearts, you will remain warm yourself.
When you support, encourage and inspire others, then you will discover support, encouragement and inspiration in your own life as well.
My friends, That is the secret to a happy life.”
Bear one another’s burdens and so fulfill  the law of christ. Galatians 6:2.

 

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INVESTORS IN DEATH!*
_Yes. That is what so many people are, mostly in the South and more so in the South East and even South West_
_Sad. But very real and very wrong._
*The other day a patient was brought to the hospital, a 59 year old, very pale with fast breathing. Urgent tests and scan showed severe anaemia and massive pleural effusion. The man needed blood ASAP with chest tube for drainage of the effusion. He was brought by his son and his brother. So when they found out that a pint of blood costs #8,000 they requested for discharge. No money to get the blood was the reason. Two days later he died. A month later a ”befitting” burial was conducted, hundreds of thousands of Naira spent. This scenario plays out regularly in our hospitals. Investors in death!*
_Your mother or brother is sick and you live in Lagos, UK or America. If you are nice you send a paltry sum. Few days later they call you he/she is more serious. You are busy. A week later they tell you it’s getting worse, you can’t get off duty. Then they call you he/she is dead and you enter the next available flight home to arrange for the burial. Investors in death!_
*Your mum/dad never drove a car all their lives (despite the fact that you can afford one) and then they die and they ride in Hummer ambulance to their burial. Investors in death.*
_Your aged parents live in ramshackle house with no amenities. Then they die and like a witch’s trick a grand house erupts in 3 months. Investors in death!_
*Note that everything you do at burial you do for yourself. You kill cows? the dead does not partake in it. Souvenirs? they don’t take one to judgement seat. All the dancers, asoebi and cooling vans, they don’t notice. All is for your personal glory.*
_What is a befitting burial without a befitting life?_
*It is better to give someone a chicken in life than to bring a cow to their burial.*
_I think we invest too much in death. Sometimes the living lose their source of livelihood for burials. All is vanity._
*This is one thing our people need to change!*

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*What an irony?*

One noteworthy reality about Europe’s current political leadership is summarised here by Phil Lawler:

“• Macron, the newly elected French president, has no children.
• German chancellor Angela Merkel has no children.
• British prime minister Theresa May has no children.
• Italian prime minister Paolo Gentiloni has no children.
• Holland’s Mark Rutte,
• Sweden’s Stefan Löfven,
• Luxembourg’s Xavier Bettel,
• Scotland’s Nicola Sturgeon—all have no children.
• Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, has no children.

“So a grossly disproportionate number of the people making decisions about Europe’s future have no direct personal stake in that future.”
But Africans who have children and therefore ‘care about the future’ , steal all the money and consequently steal the future.

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10 Fela Songs That Are Still Relevant In 2017, 20 Years After His Death

1. Original Sufferhead (1981)

This song describes the problems and sufferings that abound in Africa as a continent, despite its rich resources. He condemns the ‘big big man’ and ‘white man’ for taking up everything and leaving nothing but suffer and anguish for the average African man.

This song, released over 20 years ago sadly still applies greatly. The economic disparity between Africa and other continents is displayed in the fact that basic resources like food, water, electricity and the likes are still unavailable to a large number of people living in this part of the world. Such disparities are even found within countries, where we have the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer.

2. Suffering and Smiling (1977)

Fela describes the life of the average Nigerian who is constantly suffering, but smiling through the pain, believing in the rewards that await them in the afterlife due to the teachings of religious leaders, who themselves live the most lavish lives, enjoying the so-called earthly pleasures. He warns people to open their eyes to this injustice and stop being blind followers of religion.

Things haven’t changed much today, as people still blindly follow religion (and religious leaders), without necessarily understanding its true meaning.

3. International Thief Thief (I.T.T.) (1980)

Fela uses the abbreviation of International Telephone & Telegraph (IT&T) to directly attack the company’s CEO, Moshood Abiola, and other politicians like Obasanjo who continuously betray the continent and their fellow Africans in their bid to get rich off the white man’s wealth.

This song is relevant in today’s world as seen in the violence that goes on in the Niger Delta as a result of the insufficient resources and recognition that the region is given despite being the major supplier of oil and the bulk of the county’s wealth.
Politicians are still looting, extorting and selling out their people in their bid to get richer.

4. Authority Stealing (1980)

This song, like may others, talks about how the government steals and loots the country’s resources on a daily and goes unpunished, while the petty thief gets killed and burned on a daily basis. For him, the people in authority are just civilized thieves who get away with their crimes because of their position.

Our government still steals from us and feeds us lies and we let them get away with it. The petty thief gets thrown in jail while the political robbers remain scot free and given liberty to continue looting.

5. Coffin for Head of State (1981)

This song also condemns politicians. Here, he speaks about the corruption that abounds in religion, especially by hypocritical leaders like Obasanjo and Yar’adua. These leaders were the most corrupt people in the world, killing and stealing from innocent people, yet they openly condemn such activities and hide behind Christianity and Islam.

Today, we still see a great deal of corruption and hypocrisy in the guise of leadersgip and religion. Our leaders are still stealing from us, but yet are the quickest to attend church programs and quote bible verses.

6. Beasts Of No Nation (1989)

This song talks about the many unusual happenings in the country and how the citizens all behave like crazy people. It touches political, economic, social matters and talks about the silence of the Nigeria people against government oppression and brutality while speaking up against apathy in foreign nations like South Africa. According to him, these could only happen in a crazy world.

This song remains relevant today as the same hypocrisy and silence in the face of government injustice is still the order of the day in our beloved country and continent as a whole.

7. Yellow Fever (1971)

In this song, Fela warns about the dangers of skin bleaching that was becoming a trend for women. He lists the many unappealing aspects of bleaching and tells women that they were better off leaving their skin in its natural form.

Today, bleaching has become even more rampant than in the times of Fela. According to the World Health Organization, Nigeria has the highest number of women in the world who use skin-lightening products.

8. Teacher Don’t Teach Me Nonsense (1980)

This song highlights the fact that the white man seems to be living our lives for us, while they make their own decisions based on their culture and tradition. The white man, instead of condemning the bad leadership that goes on here, overlooks them while doing the exact opposite in their own countries.
He condemns the so-called democracy and begs Africans to open their eyes and realize that they are being misled and stolen from.

Today, instead of drawing away from the chains of colonialism, we still rely on foreign countries to help us make some of our major decisions and try to imitate every aspect of their lives, forgetting our cultures and traditions in the process.

9. Colonial Mentality (1977)

He speaks about the fact that Africans have colonial mentality and still live in the past despite having gained independence. They embrace everything foreign and believe theirs to be inferior, from basic things like food and clothes down to their names and religious practices.

This song is still very relevant today, as Africans in general would rather purchase foreign made products and would use foreign names instead of their traditional ones.

10. Confusion Break Bone (1990)

This song talks about the confusion that abides in the country and the lack or proper organisation. His tone here sounds sadder and more resigned to the fact that things might never get better for the country. He highlights all the problems he had mentioned in his earlier songs and says that nothing has changed and wonders at the insanity of things.

Nothing has changed today. The country is still in a permanent state of disorderliness and disunity. The government still gets away with being corrupt and unjust, and the innocent man still gets punished for crimes committed.

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5 SEXUAL ACTS THAT MAY CAUSE CANCER

Sex as an act does not cause cancers but the viruses and infections transmitted from an infected partner during unprotected sexual activity can lead to cancer. As individuals, we are aware of sexual transmitted diseases transmitted during sexual intercourse but little or no awareness has been done to enlighten the population on certain cancers that can occur as a result of sexual activities. In this article, we will discuss on 5 sexual acts that may cause cancer.

1. Oral sex

Oral sex is the act of stimulating the genitals of one’s partner during sexual activity with the use of the mouth including the tongue and lips. This act can be enjoyed by most partners and it is termed as ‘fellatio’ when it is performed on the male by the female partner and ‘cunnilingus’ when performed by the male on the female partner. Oral sex also includes the use of the mouth to stimulate the anal region.

It is now widely acceptable as a form of sexual pleasure by most people and it is no longer seen as a taboo. As harmless as it may look, oral sex can pose great health risk to both sexual partners. The risk of STI is, however, lower when compared to other forms of sexual activity. During oral sex, the risk of transmission of Human papilloma virus (HPV) increases and this can lead to cancer of the mouth and the throat.

HPV transmitted during oral sex gets into the cells of the mouth and throat leading to the mutation in the genes of the cells hence causing cancer of the mouth and the throat. The risk of developing throat cancer is higher in patients with HIV co-infection.

2. Unprotected vaginal sexual intercourse

Much awareness via the media has been done to enlighten the public on the risk of contracting HIV by having unprotected sexual intercourse with a casual partner. However, little has been done to enlighten the public on cancers that can occur as a result of unprotected sexual intercourse. During unprotected sexual intercourse, there is contact with body fluids (semen, saliva, vaginal secretions) which acts as media for transmission of viruses e.g. HIV, HCV, HBV and HPV (present in the cells of the skin around the genital regions). This can lead to cervical cancer from HPV; HIV can lead to Kaposi’s sarcoma and liver cancer from HBV and HCV.

3. Anal sex

Engaging in unprotected anal sex increases the risk of HIV and HPV transmission with anal sex leading to cancers. This is because of the higher risk of bruises of the delicate anal mucosa. Several studies carried out in homosexual men revealed that they have a higher chance of HIV, HPV, HBV and HCV transmission than in heterosexual couples and this can lead to anal warts, cancers of the anal region, colorectal cancer and even liver cancer from the transmission of HBV and HCV.

4. Fingering

In fingering, the hands of the male partner are used to stimulate the vagina and the genital regions of the female partner. This is a very common sexual practice that is termed to be harmless. Although the risk of transmission of HIV and other STIs is very low with fingering, it still poses some health risk. Sores or slight bruises of the fingers can act as an entry point for viruses to gain access into the body and establish an infection. Cancers of the skin of the hands and fingers have been reported in men who frequently engage in fingering with partners infected with HPV. The virus gain access into the cells of the skin of the fingers via the cut. It then enters into the cells and alters the genetic makeup of the cells causing an uncontrolled growth of the cancerous cells.

5. Kissing

This is the most common form of sexual activity and it is usually the first act that develops into sexual intercourse. During passionate kissing, there is exchange of saliva which is termed to be a body fluid and it may act as a medium for the exchange of viruses like Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) which cause infectious mononucleosis commonly referred to as “the kissing disease”. EBV has been implicated a risk factor for Hodgkin’s lymphoma (cancer of the lymph nodes) and nasopharyngeal cancer. Also, HPV can be transmitted via the mouth of an infected person during kissing to a susceptible partner

 

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Sam Okwaraji: 28 years after

This day in History:
Exactly 28 years ago ( I still remember that day like yesterday), Nigeria lost one of her most dedicated&patrotic footballers – late Samuel Okwaraji, who died in an Italia’90 world cup qualifier against Angola on Sat 12th August, 1989.

I remember that match like yesterday. It was played at the National Stadium, surulere, Lagos. Nigeria’s Stephen Keshi captained side won 1-0 (having drawn 2-2 in Angola some mths back) and only needed to win that particular match and get a draw in their last qualifier later to qualify for Italia’90 World Cup. I remembered goalkeeper David Ngodiga’s penalty save.

Okwaraji died playing for Nigeria,even free of charge unlike this present set of over pampered, over rated mercenaries that hold Nigeria to ransome because of money. Do I blame them? Afterall, Okwaraji that was a patriot isn’t properly honoured and remembered. The best we could do was just a bust of his statue at the now abandoned National Stadium, Surulere , Lagos .

Not even a big structure like a stadium or institution named after him, yet we have many such structures named after polilooters and thieves that stole and looted us. O ma se o ( great pity )

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MADNESS in most Nigerians

If you’ve been following what has been happening in Nigeria since 1960, you don’t need to be told that 65% of Nigerians are MAD. The cause I don’t know but Some proof are:

1)Will a normal Nigerian be supporting a former president even with the overwhelming evidence of corruption levelled against him? MADNESS.

2) Can a normal Senate President be going to the same court with the same case repeatedly in order to delay a corruption case levelled against him? MADNESS.

3)Will a normal human being set his landlady and others ablaze simply because she prevented her daughter from dating him? MADNESS.

4)Will a normal marketer mix kerosene with aviation fuel in order to make huge profit not minding the repercussions? MADNESS.

5)How can a former Head of State embezzle over N500 billion and at the age of over 60? Where’s he taking the money to? MADNESS.

6)How can someone say he want his people to secede from Nigeria and install a radio transmitter on an MTN mast and call it Biafra radio? MADNESS.

7)How can a Military General, that swore to uphold the unity of his Country, start a secession war but later ran away from the battle front, still come

back to the country he once said he want his people to secede from and contest for President? MADNESS.

8. Can a normal person go to the fuel station unclad just because he wants to buy fuel and some mad people still stand behind him at the filling station instead of running for their lives. I wonder wat the story could have been if the guy was with a lighter. MADNESS.

9) Can a normal father rape his daughter? MADNESS.

10) Can a normal Minister of finance approve bail out fund without asking for some austerity measures and hoping the states won’t ask for more? MADNESS.

11) Can a normal State Governor conduct an irrelevant LG election at the cost of over N6 billion but the same Governor can’t pay workers over 4 months salary? MADNESS.

12) Can a normal President of a country say stealing is not corruption? MADNESS.

13) A certain State Governor couldn’t pay salaries of the State’s workers for over 5 months but was quick to award a N6 billion contract for the building of a fly over where there’s no any traffic jam. MADNESS.

14) How can a normal religious group attempt to stop a convoy of an army Chief with ordinary stick? MADNESS.

15)How can a dreaded group say Western education is a sin and still use camera to shoot their videos and use AK 47 riffles as their favourite weapon of choice? MADNESS.

16) Can a normal group of people say they are fighting for their people because oil Companies degrade their environment, by blowing up pipeline to degrade same environment? MADNESS.

17) Where on earth will a Policeman use live bullets on peaceful protesters and still say ‘police is your friend’? MADNESS.

18) Where on earth will a normal driver overtake on a sharp bend/corner and probably making calls on his phone? MADNESS.

19) How can over 100 lawyers and 24 SAN accompany their colleague who is charged to Court with bribery allegation? MADNESS.

20. How can over 80 SAN storm a Court in defence of a Senate President accused of stealing, abuse and mismanagement of office? MADNESS.

21) Can a normal Customs Authority destroy seized rice, turkey, cooking oil, clothing whereas our IDPS , motherless babies, poor and hungry Nigerians are in abundance? MADNESS.

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Beware, many arround you are mad but few roams the streets. Be careful when relating with people.

 

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STOP STRUGGLING TOO MUCH FOR THIS WORLD. ONLY GOD HAS POWER TO CROWN ANYONE , EVEN WITH LESS EFFORT.

Awolowo was investigated for Corruption under Coker Inquiry, later tried for Treason in a regular court, he never said it was becase he was a Christian or Yoruba. He defended himself, and when his lawyer was denied entry visa to Nigeria, and his first son, an acclaimed international lawyer, was coming to the court to defend him, he died in a road accident on his way to the Court..Abraham Adesanya broke the news to Awo inside the Court, he expected Awo to start weeping but he did not.

Awo called the attention of the Judge to the development and asked for permission to defend himself and other Accused.

“Segun is dead already, we that are alive must defend ourselves so that we dont die too. This is treason, we must defend ourselves first before we mourn my beloved son”

LEADERS are made!

AWO was a true leader that served his people altruistically unlike the egocentric “LEADERS here in Nigeria…… You know them now.

WHAT ATIKU AND SARAKI DON’T KNOW.

BALEWA never struggled to be Prime Minister. BELLO was qualified but gave it to BALEWA……
SHAGARI never wanted to be President…….but he ruled!

ABIOLA wanted it since 1983……he never got there even in 1993….We loved him but he did not get it…..

OBJ never lobbied for or desperate to be President. Falae wanted to since 1992 but he never got it…..OBJ did.

ODILI struggled and spent billions to get it….he never got it…..Yar’adua was not even physically strong enough yet he got it without spending his personal cash. ODILI got nothing!

JONATHAN has neither the cash nor the finesse to be President but he got it. He defeated desperate IBB and ATIKU in the primaries and BUHARI in the general!

BUHARI resigned to fate. He declared that he will not contest again. That is when GOD handpicked him and made him the President after HE had earlier watched him exhausting his personal energy and killing his desperation!

The time when JONATHAN had no strength, he defeated mighty BUHARI….But when he had all the strength and money…he lost to a BUHARI who had given up!
Osinbajo was eating amala in his house when he was made the Vice President and eventually an acting president.
Leave all struggles for God to do them for you. Allow all the stacked money to be used for the benefit of the people. When it is your time God will surely spend your money as he has done to Balewa, Shagari, Obasanjo,Yar’adua, Jonathan and Buhari/Osinbajo.

This is for our reflection. I Pity my country! Nigeria

I pity those who allow their destiny to be determined and controlled by so-called LEADER who careless about their future & that of their unborn generation!

 

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When a Church is Spiritually empty.
God Jehovah El-Shaddai despite his love for King David, a man He anointed as King over his people did not allow David son of Jesse to build a sanctuary/Temple for Him, and you wonder why?After a successful King David looked at how blessed he was and he felt the next thing was a place for Jehovah, but God told Prophet Nathan to stop David
In 2 Samuel 7 and details of the refusal could be found in 1 Chronicles 22:8 because King David had blood in his hands and It was further mentioned in 1 Isaiah 56:7 that only a man of peace and honesty can build God’s sanctuary because a Church is a house of prayer for all nations, to God, David did not pass the test of peace and honesty.
What then do you think would have happened if David had ignored the advice of Prophet Nathan not to build the Temple?You know the answer from the way God dealt with King Saul over his action or inaction.
And a Temple built without the stamp of Jehovah, would been an empty house without the Holy Spirit and blessings of Jehovah in it, like the King before him, it could have earned David the curses of King of Kings.
However, God told David, his son, Solomon would do, when his son King Solomon did, God blessed him more, and even made a covenant to answer any prayer made in the Temple built by King Solomon.
Solomon not only built, he challenged God to fulfill his words and promises to make the Temple a place all prayers would be answered 1 King 8:22-53.Solomon asked God in time of famine, war, peace, justice, defeat, sin, if they turn to Him in the Temple he built, let their prayers be answered.
God in his mercy for the second time appeared to Solomon in Gibeon 1 King 9:2 and made a covenant with him…..”…I have heard your prayer and petition, and I have set this Temple apart to be holy, this place you have built, where my name is honored forever, I will watch over it, for it is dear to my heart.”
However, in 1 King 9:7. He said he can make mockery of the place if they turn their eyes away from him.And what is the lesson of this post? You can’t steal the public money and donate it to the Church, or the Pastor hoping to be blessed, your donation may even be weakening the spiritual strength of that very Church and the people therein.
The Church buildingbuilt with stolen money or donations from corrupt politicians or funds from drug/cocain deals and mafias and other illegal deals, may be the largest in the world, but may infact be empty without the Holy Spirit, prayers would not be answered in it, like God told Solomon he can make a mockery of the Church. It is for this reason after so many years in some Church things did no change for you and you wonder why?
The more a church or Sanctuary takes from the evil the more the loss of spiritual energy of the Church and the people therein, a smaller Church may contain your blessing than a bigger Church built with resources stolen from the people.
After Solomon finished with the Temple he was blessed to build his palace, the best in the world, meaning, when you put God first, he can do more for you, but u must come to Him with a clean hand.
Credits : <a>Zents Kunle Sowunmi</a>

 

518. FREEDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING Vol  518

THE FERN AND THE BAMBOO

Author Unknown
For there is hope for a tree, If it is cut down, that it will sprout again, And that its tender shoots will not cease. – Job 14:7
One day I decided to quit – quit my job, my relationship, my spirituality. I wanted to quit my life. I went to the woods to have one last talk with God.
“God”, I said. “Can you give me one good reason not to quit?” His answer surprised me.
“Look around”, He said. “Do you see the fern and the bamboo?”
“Yes”, I replied.
“When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds, I took very good care of them. I gave them light. I gave them water. The fern quickly grew from the earth. Its brilliant green covered the floor. Yet nothing came from the bamboo seed. However, I did not quit on the bamboo.
“In the second year, the fern grew more vibrant and plentiful. Again, nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo. In year three, there was still nothing from the bamboo seed. But I would not quit. The same in year four.
“Then in the fifth year, a tiny sprout emerged from the earth. Compared to the fern, it was seemingly small and insignificant. But just six months later, the bamboo rose to over 100 feet tall. It had spent the five years growing roots. Those roots made it strong and gave it what it needed to survive. I would not give any of my creations a challenge it could not handle.
“Did you know, my child, that all this time you have been struggling, you have actually been growing roots? I would not quit on the bamboo…I will never quit on you.
“Don’t compare yourself to others.” He said. “The bamboo had a different purpose from the fern. Yet they both make the forest beautiful. Your time will come”, God said to me. “You will rise high.”
“How high should I rise?” I asked.
“How high will the bamboo rise?” He asked in return.
“As high as it can?” I questioned.
“Yes.” He said, “Give me glory by rising as high as you can.”
I left the forest, realizing that God will never give up on me.
And He will never give up on you.
Never regret a day in your life. Good days give you happiness; bad days give you experiences; both are essential to life

519. FREEDAY FREE FOOD FOR FRIENDS’ FREAKING FREETHINKING Vol  519

BETWEEN NEYMAR AND BILL GATES – DON’T BE DECIEVED

Well, it is no longer news that last week Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 the biggest contract ever in the history of world football was signed. Neymar Da Silva Santos Junior officially signed for Paris Saint Germain from Spanish giant Barcelona after they met his buyout clause of €222M. Hours later the news of his weekly earnings of about €515,000 or 248 million naira broke the internet. have made out of it here at home.

Now, if Neymar without a WAEC result (according to those who claim to know) earns 248 million per week, how much does Bill Gates (who actually went as far as Harvard) earn? Mind you, Bill Gates went to school as far as Harvard, the whole talk of him dropping out is widely misrepresented. He didn’t drop out because he was not good enough, he didn’t drop out because he was irresponsible, in fact he had a meeting with the school authority when it became obvious that he needed more time to work on the Microsoft idea and in his exact words he told the school that he was going on a ‘leave of absence’ and should return if the idea failed to work as planned. He didn’t leave the school empty, he left with the knowledge he had acquired, he left having made friends and built a network of like minds, he left having access to mentors from the school (for me, these are some of the most important reasons of going to university in the first place, and not just for that paper called certificate). With that knowledge and skill acquired directly or indirectly by going to school, Bill Gates was able to build Microsoft and in 2013 he earned 11.5 billion dollars in a single year. That figure would give you 1.38 million dollars per hour. What it means is that the 248 million naira Neymar earns in a week is what Bill Gates earns in 30 minutes.

Don’t be deceived.

Why would I rather be a Bill Gates than a Neymar? Why would I rather point my kids to Bill Gates than to Neymar? It is simple. If you go by the figures, you have already seen it above. If you want to look at the future, then you will know that Neymar is 25 today, but will he still be playing football at this level at 35? What if in an unfortunate situation where he breaks his leg tomorrow (no one prays for that, but it does happen), that will be the end of everything, football doesn’t even provide for pension or gratuity. But Gates can sleep for the rest of his life and the billions will keep flowing because alert has been set on auto run, he has ‘programmed’ his business directly into his bank account – with his knowledge (you need education to set up that kind of system). What if you are looking at relevance and significance, how many millionaires have Neymar made or will he ever make in his lifetime? Bill Gates has made 3 billionaires and over 12,000 millionaires.

I asked someone what Neymar will do with this money, and he said Neymar already has a private jet, now is the time to get a yacht and start paying for the penthouse of all the 5-star hotels in the world. Do you think someone who is well schooled will choose to spend the money that way?

Don’t be deceived.

Education is still the key, education is still superior, education has birthed technology and technology is where the money is and not football. The most valuable club in the world according to Forbes 2017 rating is Manchester United and they are worth a whopping 3.69 billion dollars to edge both Barcelona and Real Madrid. But how whopping is that compared with the worth of Apple, Google, or Microsoft? In fact the total worth of the top 20 football clubs in the world (including Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United, Chelsea, Bayern Munich, PSG, Arsenal, Manchester City, Juventus, Liverpool) is 29.6 billion dollars. Mark Zuckerberg can simply pull out a cheque from his back pocket and buy those 20 clubs without even discussing with the board of Facebook (that sounds like an insult but that is the fact). That is how powerful ideas are, that is how powerful knowledge can be, that is how powerful education can be. What would you rather choose for your child?

Don’t be deceived.

The standard of education in Nigeria has dropped so badly that it is beginning to lose its relevance, but rather than turn our backs on it completely, rather than encourage our children not to go to school, rather than insult it the more, we should champion a course on how to make it what it ought to be and more attractive. We should teach our children the real importance of education and not just to come out and get a good job.

Trends are changing, the world has evolved and our educational system must evolve and not allowed to dissolve.

Don’t be deceived. Send your children to good school if you can afford it, and after that allow him or her the freedom of choice and if he or she chooses to play football he will be buying football clubs and earning 10x what Neymar earns today.

I choose to go to school, learn how to build and buy existing businesses. I choose to go to school, learn how to employ the grace God has given me to serve humanity. I choose to go to school and learn how best my ideas can be a solution to the problems of the society.

What do you choose, for yourself

The New Olubadan Chieftancy Law: Matters Arising

On the elevated Obas in Ibadan issue, this is a long but detailed read……
For many, the newly restructured ascendancy platform to the Olubadan stool and the coronation of new traditional rulers in Ibadan were received with mixed feelings. But the Oyo State government’s insistence on the new structure has spread the grip of royalty in Ibadan.
 
The OLD ORDER
 
IBADAN, the capital city of Oyo State, is known to be at peace with itself, with a widely- acclaimed republican system of Obaship and succession without rancour. Its people had established for themselves an unusual succession principle, quite different compared with other Yoruba towns.
 
Taking the statistics of age of Olubadans in history, they are usually old men, having spent years to climb the succession ladder. It is, however, unfortunate that not all aspiring Olubadan eventually emerges, as nature has a way of keeping some of them off their ambition. The death of someone on the ladder means promotion for another aspirant.
 
So, it is apt in Yoruba Language to call aspiring Olubadan Agbotikuyo (literarily means someone who rejoices at the death of another aspirant).
It took the late Olubadan Yunusa Bankole Ogundipe 35 years from being Jagun Balogun in 1964 before emerging Olubadan in 1999. The late Oba (Dr) Samuel Odulana started the journey as Jagun Olubadan in 1972, before eventually becoming Olubadan in 2007.
 
He spent 35 years climbing the ladder. The current Olubadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, became Mogaji (the head of his family) in 1976. He became Jagun Balogun in 1978 and eventually, after almost 38 years on the ladder, he became Olubadan in 2016.
 
Except for Oba Yesufu Kobiowu, who was 55 years old when he ascended the throne in 1964, most Olubadans in history are usually about 80 when ascending the throne. The irony, however, is that Oba Kobiowu reigned for only six months!
 
It usually takes decades to groom an Olubadan for the stool, through stages of chieftaincy promotion. In Ibadan, any male born title-holder is a potential king. To join either of the lines, the first step for a prospective aspirant is to emerge Magaji of his family.
 
Thereafter, he will queue, before he eventually emerges as Jagun Olubadan or Jagun Balogun as the case may be. Such aspirant will then gain promotion when there is vacancy in the line.
 
The promotion in the line of Otun Olubadan follows this pattern: From Jagun – Ajia – Bada – Aare Onibon – Gbonnka – Aare-Egbe Omo – Oota – Lagunna – Are-Ago – Ayingun – Asaju – Ikolaba – Aare-Alasa – Agba-Akin – Ekefa – Maye – Abese – Ekaarun Olubadan – Ekerin Olubadan – Ashipa Olubadan – Osi Olubadan – Otun Olubadan, before emerging as Olubadan.
 
For the Balogun line, similar steps follow this pattern: Jagun – Ajia – Bada – Aare Onibon – Gbonnka – Aare-Egbe Omo – Oota – Lagunna – Are-Ago – Ayingun – Asaju – Ikolaba – Aare-Alasa – Agba-Akin – Ekefa – Maye – Abese – Ekaarun Balogun – Ekerin Balogun – Ashipa Balogun – Osi Balogun – Otun Balogun – Balogun, before eventual emergence as Olubadan.
 
The republican system of Obaship in Ibadanland was believed to have been firmly established in 1851, when Oyesile Olugbode became the Baale of Ibadan and Ibikunle became the Balogun; Sunmola Laamo became the Otun Baale, while Ogunmola was installed the Otun Balogun.
 
The innovation became a regular feature whereby there evolved two separate chieftaincy lines, namely the Baale line and the Balogun Isoriki line. The Baale title gave the holder mainly the civic responsibility, while the Balogun line comprised war chiefs who held purely military titles. The two lines produced the next Baale or Olubadan in a sequential order.
 
The title, Olubadan, was later adopted; it was formerly called Olori (leader), Aare Ona Kakanfo, Baale, Basorun and Balogun. The Egbe Agba, which was Otun Olubadan line as it is now called, were originally not more than eight, while the Balogun line, which represented the line of the warlords, had seven.
 
In 1946, the Ibadan Native Authority made a declaration under the Native Law and Custom regarding the appointment of a new ruler of the town that Balogun eventually ceased to be the only successor to the Baale.
 
Thus, the two lines, Otun Olubadan line and the Balogun line shall succeed in turn. There is another line of Seriki in the Ibadan system. The Seriki is the Chief Scout, with other lieutenants under him.
 
There is also the Iyalode line, though cannot produce Olubadan since it is a female line, but at the zenith of the ladder is a prominent member of the Olubadan-in-Council, the Iyalode of Ibadanland.
 
According to Reverend Samuel Jackson, in his book: “The history of Yorubas,” from the earliest times to the beginning of the British Protectorate, the Traditional Council (Egbe Agba), before the advent of the colonial administration, was the supreme organ of state while, in the exercise of power, the Baale was the chief executive.
 
The colonial government inaugurated the Ibadan Town Council in August 1897. Between 1897 and 1901, the council comprised the Baale, Otun Baale, Osi Baale, Balogun and eight to 12 other High Chiefs traditionally regarded as the most powerful.
 
A number of changes were introduced in 1901 as a result of the Native Council Ordinance of 1901 initiated by Governor (Sir) William MacGregor.
 
The Baale became the president of the Council. Rulers of Ibadan were generally referred to as Baale until 1930 when the title of Olubadan was resuscitated.
 
The 11 high chiefs that formed the Olubadan-in-Council, alongside the Iyalode and Seriki, are recognised as kingmakers.
 
They are traditional heads of the 11 local government areas in Ibadanland. The Olubadan is, however, the prescribed and consenting authorities. It is worthy of note that the 11 kingmakers have been enjoying royalty from the day they are promoted to the high chief positions.
 
They are made to oversee the affairs of 11 traditional councils in Ibadanland and though they do not wear crowns, their houses are normally turned palaces, in preparation for their becoming the Olubadan.
 
Each of the kingmakers oversees the affairs of traditional council in the local government assigned by the Olubadan of Ibadanland.
 
The traditional chieftaincy system that has been producing the Olubadan of Ibadanland has the Balogun line, with 23 rungs, while the Otun Olubadan line has 22 rungs. The ladder shows the specific steps an aspirant to the stool of Olubadan must climb before finally arriving at the zenith. The Iyalode line too currently has 23 rungs, with the Iyalode of Ibadanland as one of the kingmakers of the Olubadan-in-Council.
 
It is also important to note that the Olubadan is the paramount ruler of Ibadanland and, upon his approval, Baales are appointed for provinces and communities. Hitherto, a Baale could only appoint his chiefs for the community only with the approval of the Olubadan, being the prescribed and consenting authorities. Baales in ancient towns and settlement have been agitating that they should be promoted as Obas, to make them at parity with their counterparts in the neighbouring towns and states.
 
 
The NEW ORDER
 
The Oyo State government, under the administration of Governor Abiola Ajimobi, commenced moves to review the 1959 Olubadan Chieftaincy Declaration made pursuant to the 1957 Chiefs Laws and other related chieftaincies in Ibadanland by setting up a O.A. Boade-led Commission of Inquiry on May 9, 2017.
 
The commission, after its sitting, came up with recommendations in its report submitted to the government on August 19, 2017. Consequent upon this, the government set up a technical committee to look into the report and came up with implementable recommendations. The White Paper was published in Government Gazette No 14, Notice 27 Vol.42 of August 23, 2017 and Gazette No 15 Notice 28, Vol. 42 of August 24, 2017 respectively.
 
There had been clamour that each family producing a Magaji (family head) must look for younger candidate between ages 25 and 35. The new order, according to the Government Gazette No 14, Notice 27 Vol. 42 of August 23, 2017, did not, however, place any age limit, but to emerge as Magaji, the aspirant should have a family compound within Ibadan city, produce evidence of family support and must not combine the position with that of a Baale in the village. To, therefore, ensure emergence of a younger Olubadan of Ibadanland, the steps on ascendancy ladder is now reduced from 45 to 23.
 
In the old order, the Otun Olubadan line has 22 rungs, while the Balogun line has 23. In the new order, however, as published in the Gazette, the Otun Olubadan line has 11, while the Balogun line has 12. The entry point to the ladder on both sides is now Ikolaba instead of Jagun, with steps between the Jagun and Ikolaba levels abolished. The ladder is now shorter!
 
The sequence is now as follows on the Otun Olubadan line: Ikolaba Olubadan – Aare Alasa Olubadan – Agbaakin Olubadan – Ekefa Olubadan – Maye Olubadan – Abese Olubadan – Ekaarun Olubadan – Ekerin Olubadan – Ashipa Olubadan – Osi Olubadan – Otun Olubadan, before eventual emergence as Olubadan. For the Balogun line, this is the order: Ikolaba Balogun – Aare Alasa Balogun – Agbaakin Balogun – Ekefa Balogun – Maye Balogun – Abese Balogun – Ekaarun Balogun – Ekerin Balogun – Ashipa Balogun – Osi Balogun – Otun Balogun – Balogun, before the eventual emergence as Olubadan.
 
It is recommended that the new appointment to fill any vacancy in both Olubadan and Balogun lines should be frozen until the time the incumbent Jagun on each of the two lines had been eventually promoted to Aare-Alasa on both lines, thereby leaving Ikolaba title on both lines vacant, to be filled as the first step of the ladders of the new structure.
 
The new order allows the retention of the rotational system to become the Olubadan between the two lines, the Otun Olubadan line and the Balogun line. It, however, approves the change of titles of members of Olubadan-In-Council from High Chiefs to Obas, who will, from now, wear beaded crowns and each will be recognised as His Royal Majesty.
 
The development did not make provision for the Seriki line. The high chiefs promoted to beaded-crown obas are the Otun Olubadan, Osi Olubadan, Balogun, Otun Balogun, Osi Balogun, Ashipa Olubadan, Ashipa Balogun, Ekerin Olubadan, Ekerin Balogun, Ekarun Olubadan and the Ekarun Balogun, 11 in all. The 11 beaded-crown obas, in addition to the Iyalode, shall be the kingmakers of the Olubadan of Ibadanland.
 
To ensure a sound-mind candidate without any dispute emerges as candidate for the Olubadan of Ibadanland, the reviewed declaration, as published in the Gazette, holds that “no person shall be qualified to be a candidate for a recognised chieftaincy who: (a) suffers from serious physical infirmity, or (b) has, under any law in force in Nigeria, been found or declared to be a lunatic or adjudged to be of unsound mind; or (c) has, in any part of the Commonwealth: (i) been sentenced to death or imprisonment for a term exceeding two years; or (ii) been convicted of an offence involving dishonesty and sentenced to imprisonment therefore, and has not been granted a free pardon.”
 
With the coronation as obas and wearing of crowns, each of the 11 kingmakers of the Olubadan of Ibadanland shall become a beaded-crown wearing oba and shall be addressed as High Royal Majesty with the prefix “Oba” before his name, in conjunction with his respective title. They are to preside over the affairs of the existing 11 local government traditional councils in Ibadanland. Though they now bear obas, they are not called after a province, village or settlement. One of the high chiefs-turned Oba is the current Otun Olubadan. He is now to be called Oba Lekan Balogun, the Otun Olubadan of Ibadanland.
 
 
Ancient Baales now promoted as obas
 
All senior chiefs customarily senior to various Baales in Ibadanland are now upgraded to Recognised Chiefs under Part II of the Chiefs Law, in order to maintain the customarily- cherished seniority of the senior chiefs over the various Baales. The development was to enhance their dignity and superiority.
 
In the reviewed declaration, these Baales are now promoted to become Obas and will therefore wear coronets, symbolising their superiority over other Baales.
 
Each one of them will, henceforth, bear the title of His Royal Highness and the following titles: Onijaye of Ijaye; Oniroko of Iroko; Onikereku of Ikereku; Elerunmu of Erunmu; Ololodo of Olodo; Elegbeda of Egbeda; Onido of Ido; Alakufo of Akufo; Oloke of Okelade-Okin; Alawotan of Awotan; Olomi of Omi-Adio; Onilalupon of Lalupon; Olugbon of Ile Igbon; Olofa of Ofa-Igbo; Ologburo of Ogburo; Onilagun of Lagun; Alaba of Abanla; Onilatunde of Latunde; Alayunre of Idi-Ayunre; Alakanran of Akanran; Alajia of Ajia and the Elejioku of Ejioku.
Justification for the new order
 
While justifying his position, the Oyo State governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, said the review was in response to yearnings of well-meaning stakeholders, including the Ibadan Elders Council, Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes (CCII) and eminent sons and daughters of Ibadanland, such as Chief T. A. Akinyele, the late Chief Omowale Kuye, members of the Olubadan-in-Council who desire the elevation and the need to redress the lopsidedness in the number of beaded crown obas in Ibadanland, vis-à-vis other zones in the state. He said by virtue of the panel report, all senior chiefs on the Olubadan line will now be Part II recognized chiefs under the Chiefs Laws of Oyo State.
 
Speaking on the reasons for the review, Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji Olalekan Alli, said obas in other parts of Yorubaland were granted approval to wear beaded crowns. Therefore, to make obas in Ibadanland as par and not inferior to their counterparts, the recommendation for wearing of beaded crowns by the obas are made, especially for the Baales who are recommended for elevation. The Olubadan of Ibadanland will retain his superiority to all other obas so appointed and he shall be addressed as His Imperial Majesty. Other members of the Olubadan-in-Council will be addressed as Their Royal Majesties (with beaded crowns), while the promoted Baales will be addressed as Their Royal Highnesses (with coronets).
 
The SSG said the governor exercised the powers conferred on him by Section 28(i) Cap. Vol 1 of the Chiefs Law of Oyo State of Nigeria 2000 and the amended 1959 Declaration to effect the changes. Alli further said the review made pursuant to the 1957 Chiefs Laws and other related Chieftaincies in Ibadanland, by the Oyo State Government led by Governor Ajimobi is not peculiar or unusual, adding that successive administrations had instituted commissions of enquiry to review the declaration and changes adopted.
 
The new order, according to him, would enhance the status and title of the Olubadan as supreme ruler of Ibadanland, who shall be addressed as His Imperial Majesty, the Olubadan of Ibadanland. It will also enhance the sociocultural status of Ibadanland and give the Obas a greater sense of responsibilities. It provides justification for the upgrade of Ibadanland to the status of a state and, therefore, conforms to the cultural realities and traditional settings within Oyo State and beyond.
 
Oba Saliu Adetunji, the Olubadan of Ibadanland
 
Also justifying the position of government, the state Commissioner for Information and Culture, Mr ‘Toye Arulogun, who also is a member of the government technical committee that drafted the white paper, said it would be wrong for the high chiefs in Ibadanland to preside over Baales who had been crowned at the traditional council meeting in every local government they were assigned. He said to correct the lopsidedness, the government decided to promote the Ibadan high chiefs to crown-wearing obas, to show their superiority and supremacy over the promoted Baales and to give them a sense of leadership at whatever meeting they called at the local government where they preside. He also justified the reason for their new appellation as Their Royal Majesties, as against the appellation of the coronet-wearing Baales, who are now promoted as Their Royal Highnesses. He said “The Royal Majesty will now be able to call meeting at the local government assigned to him by the Olubadan and enforce his authority over The Royal Highness(es) at such meeting alongside the other Baales in the traditional council.”
 
 
Affirming Olubadan’s superiority
 
To avoid conflict and to affirm the supremacy of the title and office of the Olubadan of Ibadanland, the Government Gazette published on August 22 affirmed that no newly elevated oba shall add “land” to the name of his domain in his title. The “Olu” title is exclusively reserved for the Olubadan of Ibadanland, likewise the suffix “land.” The meeting of the council, now called, “Council of Obas in Ibadanland,” shall henceforth be at the Mapo Hall, pending the completion of the official residence of the Olubadan of Ibadanland at Ibadan House, Oke Aremo. The meeting shall be chaired by His Imperial Majesty, the Olubadan of Ibadanland.
 
The new order, as published by the government, also affirmed the superiority of the Olubadan of Ibadanland as the only consenting and prescribed authorities for Ibadanland. “Any oba in Ibadanland who shows disregard or disrespect to the position of authority of the Olubadan through refusal to pay necessary customary obeisance and flouting of superior customary authority shall be investigated by a committee of traditional chiefs and appropriate sanction will be recommended against any guilty offender. A very serious infraction of the tradition can be reported to the state governor, through the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters

Two boxers have beaten the ‘undefeated’ Floyd Mayweather

In his professional career, Floyd Mayweather is an undefeated 49-0, but the boxing champion has been beaten before — almost 20 years ago.

Two men in particular can claim they defeated the pound-for-pound greatest fighter of this generation. Neither of the men have seen even a glimpse of the same success Mayweather experienced.

Augie Sanchez knew Mayweather since he was young. A product of Las Vegas, Sanchez’s gym served as the training grounds for Mayweather’s two wold-title-winning uncles. As two of the brightest boxing prospects, Sanchez and Mayweather began competiting — and winning — Golden Gloves tournaments and ended up on the same team, though in two different weight classes. Mayweather weighed in at 112, while Sanchez filled out sooner and competed at 125.

They quickly grew close, even rooming together at the 1994 United States Olympic Festival in St. Louis.

“He was a nice guy,” Sanchez told the New York Times. “Very talkative, very open. We kind of clicked right away when we were together. It’s kind of cool. I didn’t know we would eventually fight each other.”

Eventually, Mayweather bulked up and began fighting in the same weight class as Sanchez. The first time the two met in the ring, Mayweather won in a close decision. The second time, things didn’t go quite as well and Mayweather lost to Sanchez in a 12-11 decision during the 1996 Olympic trials. He would have a chance to redeem himself since the United States used a best-of-three method to select their team that year.

Mayweather won handedly in both of the bouts, 22-8 and 20-10, respectively.

“I might have just been discouraged because I had to fight him again and I was like, Wait, I thought I already qualified for the Olympics,” Sanchez said. “Or maybe he was just a better fighter those days. Or both.”

Either way, Mayweather was going to the Olympics in Atlanta where he would eventually suffer his most recent — and controversial — loss to Bulgarian boxer Serafim Todorov.

“I never imagined he would become such a star,” Todorov told Boxing Junkie. “I had more difficult fights against other boxers. I never thought he would become that good. He was a strong athlete, but lacking in technique. I didn’t have to show everything I am capable of.”

Todorov is currently unemployed living in one of the poorest cities in Bulgaria after a failed professional boxing career, curtailed by strict government actions, but he’ll always have the memory of beating Mayweather.

The decision has been marred by the speculation of a corrupt judge — even the referee raised Mayweather’s hand initially before declaring Todorov the winner. While Mayweather set out to claim the top spot for his country, he had to settle for bronze. It was the last time he lost a bout.

The loss marked the end of Mayweather’s amateur career. The boxer has won every time he’s stepped in the ring since.

 

Credits: YahooSports

HOW AND WHAT MADE OYO EMPIRE COLLAPSE?

Shortly after Oyo Empire expanded her influence westwards, capturing Port Novo and making Dahomey (present-day Benin Republic) a vassal state pay tributes of 40 guns and 400 loads of cowries and corals regularly to Oyo, of course after phases of wars that made Oyo army a dread to the Dahomeyans, Alaafin(Emperor) Labisi appointed a new Bashorun (Prime Minister).

To check the Alaafin from becoming too dictatorial, the Prime Minister according to the constitution could pass a vote of no confidence that would turn the Oyo Mesi
(Legislators) against the Alaafin and an empty calabash would be handed to the emperor signaling that he was required commit suicide and pave way for a new Alaafin since the Oyo Mesi had lost confidence in his rule.

The Basorun was a high priest controlling all the cults except Sango and Ifa, so this could make him declare that the ancestors and Heavens had lost confidence in an
Alaafin. Prior to the appointment of Ga, the unwritten constitution of the empire had been amended from the
more ancient style that the Aremo (heir apparent) ruled after an Alaafin passed on.

The new constitution demanded that the heir apparent died with the Alaafin so as to pass on succession without disputes and in a way make the monarchical system a sort of republic. This made Bashorun Ga more powerful. Ga became despotic and power drunk and from the slightest accusation that an Alaafin or his Prince disrespected the Oyo Mesi to the accusation that an Alaafin was assuming airs of superiority, Bashorun Ga raised five Alaafins to the throne and successively destroyed four of them.

He and his family ruled despotically for twenty years, almost as if they were the Alaafins. By the reign of the fifth emperor, Alaafin Abiodun, the people were fed up of Ga’s dictatorship. On an appointed day, with the support of Aare-Ona Kakanfo(Military Commander of Oyo army) Oyabi, the Alaafin and the people broke the jinx of Ga’s powerful magic and rounded up all his family (except Ojo, Ga’s first son) and were seized and killed, Ga himself was burnt to death in his house.

Abiodun’s reign then went on peacefully and lasted from 1774 to 1789, his was a golden reign. However, the center was no longer holding the seams of the Empire together after 20 years of internal imbalance triggered by Ga. Taking advantage of the lawless years, Egba province under the warrior, Lishabi, had proclaimed their independence and migrated towards their present location in Abeokuta.

The Egbas had been aggrieved by the oppression of the resident Ilaris (governors) in their three provinces within the empire and the absence of any authority to hold them in check. When authority was installed by Abiodun, he sent a punitive expedition against the Egbas, but the rocky hills of Abeokuta made the Oyo cavalry failed woefully in subjecting the Egbas. This triggered a domino effect of provinces declaring their independence from Oyo. Even Dahomey had the effrontery to assault Ketu, a westernmost Yoruba district, without fear of the Oyo imperial army. As far as Ewe (in today’s Togo), Oyo began to wane.

But within the city, Abiodun restated law and order but his reign came to an end with his death in 1789 and a new Alaafin was crowned, Alaafin Awole who reigned between 1789 to 1796). Alaafin Awole did not help matters he could have consolidated Abiodun’s effort to keep the Empire together, but he did not. Under Awole, Afonja was the Aare-Ona Kakanfo (Military Commander), though the two of them had vied for the throne.

It was a taboo in Oyo constitution for the Alaafin and Aare to live in the same city, so while the emperor resided in the capital, the Aare must reside elsewhere, especially a town where enemy threat is imminent. Afonja was also from a royal family but he was slave-born and it was probable this that played against his becoming emperor, though some chiefs of the Oyo Mesi sympathized with him. Afonja’s great-grandfather had been the founder of Ilorin.

Alaafin Awole began to lose the Oyo Mesi’s confidence when he firstly requested Afonja to attack Apomu as part Ofa yearly military exercise the Alaafin must order the Oyo army to revive its strength, but Awole’s omission was that Apomu was an Ile Ife town and it is contrary to the “Coronation Oath” of the Alaafins who all received their Royal swords from Ife and sworn never to raise sword against Ife. Secondly, Awole again ordered Afonja to attack Iwere town, which was a fortified fortress impregnable to Oyo army’s weapons of swords and arrows.

​’YOU WILL REGRET THIS” He nudged my spirit and changed my life totally. (THIS IS A STORY OF A LADY) 

I fell inlove with Jewel in my first year in the University. We met through a friend who accommodated me on my admission. He was a dark and handsome guy, I think his cheerful and jovial nature drew my heart to him. He was a Christian but I can’t call him a born again.

He proposed relationship to me and being my only friend and the only person I had in my new school I accepted his hands of friendship and we started dating like a year after. Mind you, I didn’t pray to know God’s will. It was dating. Of course, he couldn’t have proposed marriage at the time because we just started our journey in the University. 
Our relationship was very interesting. So I thought. He was a very brilliant guy. He studied Law while I studied Political Science. We didn’t joke with our studies at all, we played and studied together. We were always celebrating our success after each semester. It was fun and it appeared as if we were made to be together for life.
Within few Months of our relationship; we met our families and we sealed the relationship beyond the school environment. 
I already gave my life to Christ and having established a relationship with Christ before going into the University, I made a commitment to God to keep my body till marriage and my boyfriend met me a virgin.
I told him my stand to Save Sex for Marriage, and he said there’s no problem. 
Somehow in the course of our relationship, one thing led to the other and we invented kissing. It was meant to be *only kissing* 

Later we progressed to deep caressing, fingering, smooching each others privates until he introduced me to oral sex. But I had to stop the oral sex because I wasn’t comfortable with it at all. It offends my spirit greatly and make me feel dirty, worthless and left me spiritually dry.
The assumed Little sin of *kissing and romance* continued for years until he started pressing me for sexual intercourse. After much talk and pleadings, he agreed to wait.
Along the journey of our relationship, we switched to talking marriage and having a life together. Our families gave their consent to our relationship and my greatest hope was to graduate and marry him.
I was always proud of us because all our friends were having sex. Many of them were aborting. We were the lesser evils. 
Many times the sermon in church, programs and seminars would hit me hard and burn my heart. I cried for mercy and consecration. I would make a new commitment for Total sexual purity but on meeting my *boyfriend turned fiance* the romance would continue. 

I can’t forget when a Pastor came to my school, I made a fresh vow to total sexual purity. 
I tried severally but I couldn’t stop the foreplay/romances because it was the only thing we do to keep our relationship going on. On several occasions, he would even threatened to quit but with so much pleadings he would draw me into this arms again. Romance continued.
We dated for 7 years and no direct sex. I was feeling good thinking I was a virgin since we didn’t have sexual intercourse. 
I was a very committed Christian before I went to school but my fellowship was cold following my ungodly relationship. The relationship drained me spiritually. I started struggling with my walk with God. The communion was dry. The connection was broken. My prayer life became shallow. Bible Study turned a labour to me. The guilt ripped my heart apart whenever I tried to fellowship with the Holy Spirit. 

I was torn between pleasing the Lord with my life and body slash keeping my relationship. 
To make the matter worse I had to drag my boyfriend along to my spiritual pedestal…we were not spiritually compatibility. I was far into God than him. I would try to spiritualize our relationship by organizing prayers together, inviting him to my church and study Bible together yet God wasn’t there.

My connection with the Holy Spirit was broken. 

The self condemnation made me leave the Choir unit of my church. I was always feeling worthless. The power was gone, my melodious voice concealed my internal struggles. 
Hmmm final year! the story changed in my final year in school. He started threatening me that he would quit if i refuse to have sex with him. I was confused and torn in between pleasing my boyfriend and God. All my friends were angry with me for holding on to my virginity for too long.
To cut the long story short, one day I became tired of keeping my virginity…I wanted to be a woman. I felt I had tried enough staying a virgin till my final year in school. I was 27.
I went to my boyfriend’s house and I asked him to have sex with me. I told him that I was ready for sexual intercourse. He didn’t take me serious at first, having disturbed me for years but by the time I hugged him he saw the light.
We were right on the bed doing our usual…romancing and kissing…
I have always known the AUDIBLE VOICE of the Holy Spirit since I was a teenager but I can’t remember the last time I heard Him since my life took a new turn. 
Suddenly I heard the Holy Spirit said to my ears YOU WILL REGRET THIS”

His voice was tender and very sorrowful but tensed enough to sound a warning to me. The effect of His Word was strong on my body. 
I jumped out of the bed immediately. My fiance was shocked and disappointed. More like I was shivering. I was discomfited. I made my way to the door. He was angry. I politely explained to him exactly what the Lord said to my spirit.
I kept repeating the Word I heard in my spirit “YOU WILL REGRET THIS”

He spoke to me in my ears. I heard Him. 

It was like I was going crazy. 

This experience happened in December 2008.
I can’t thank God enough for the Holy Spirit who called me out of my 5 minutes madness,
The devil already knew a major encounter was on my way on February 27/28th 2009. 
Barely 2 Months after this escape from the altar of fornication I was in a church program when the Holy Spirit encountered my life afresh; I was baptized in the Holy ghost and given the gift of prophecy.
What a beautiful date 27th February 2009.
What a joy that flooded my heart following this encounter. It was so beautiful! My fire was re-ignited, my love and zeal for Christ was refreshed. I was restored! The broken link was mended! 
My pastor restored me to the choir unit. My singing ministry took a new turn. 
I called my fiance and narrated my encounter with him. In short I told him that I couldn’t continue the ungodly relationship or better still we should continue the relationship without romancing and kissing.
He was sweating. 
The short form of the story was that he quit. I wept at the years I wasted patching up the relationship that drained my soul. 
Letting go of that relationship was like sacrificing my Isaac. It pained me. I cried and wouldn’t listen as my family tried consoling me. 
I couldn’t trade my relationship with Christ for anything.
This marked the beginning of my making. Within 4years, I went through some cutting, breaking, bending, prunning and grooming. 

Till 2013 when I started this ministry.
I shared this same story in 2012 and 2013 when I started my ministry. But the Lord asked me to share this with you TODAY. 

The Holy Spirit is saying to me in my prayers that God is set to raise SANCTIFIED VESSELS. 

YOU ARE ONE OF THEM. 
The one who practices sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning. The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil.
No one who is born of God practices sin, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. 1 John 3:8-9
The knowledge of this Scripture is powerful.

1. The one who sin is of the devil

2. The one who is of God does not sin
If you are of God you will not sin. How?
The ”seed” of God is in you.
The seed of God is the HOLY SPIRIT. The Holy Spirit will speak THE WORD to you, warn you and guide you per time. If you keep obeying His voice YOU WILL NOT SIN.
How is your love for Christ? 

How is your spiritual life now?

Can you evaluate your love relationship as being holy or ungodly? 

Is your courtship pure? 

How is your fire for God today?

Are you in school?

Did God lead you into that relationship?

What values has your so called boyfriend/girlfriend added to your life?

How has your relationship contribute to your walk with God?

Have you mingled with ungodly friends? 

How has school life influenced you?
Is there anything you are doing contrary to the will of God and the Holy Spirit is warning you constantly beseeching you and crying “YOU WILL REGRET THIS” beloved heed His constant warnings and “YOU WON’T HAVE A REGRET”
Live your life in a way that you can look back someday and say “THANK GOD FOR MY LIFE”
With my courtship with my husband Mayowa, I know that total sexual purity is possible. 
 This Word is coming to you again, 

Glorify God in your BODY and your SPIRIT which are God’s. 

Your body belongs to Christ. 1 Corinthians 6:18-20

*39 ANCIENT WISDOM TIPS FOR SINGLES AND MARRIED**By D.K. Olukoya G.O MFM*

1. Wedding is a day but marriage is a lifetime .

2. A stingy man who is single will still be stingy when married.

3. Silence can never be misquoted.

4. If you want what no one has had, you must do what no one has done.

5. When God wants to bless you, He puts a person in your life. When Satan wants to destroy you, he puts a person in your life.

6. It is better to be single and alone than to be married to the wrong person.

7. Avoid a contentious woman.

8. 3 men to avoid:

a. A hot tempered man.

b. A womanizer.

c. A drunkard.

9. Marrying a comedian does not guarantee a happy marriage.

10. Never be yoked to anyone who will not be yoked to God.

11. 3 words that echo peace in a marriage:

a. I love you .

b. I am sorry .

c. Thank you.

12. Don’t waste your time meditating or dwelling on your singleness.

13. Cohabitation is a recipe for marital failure .

14. Deal with anti-marriage dreams.

15. Masturbation is destruction.

16. *Marriage without friendship is like a sky without the sun.*

17. *If you rush into marriage, you may end up with someone who* *will bury your destiny.*

18. *A successful marriage is always a triangle : God, a man and a woman.*

19. Why you marry is as important as who you marry.

20. Much happiness in life depends on your marital choice.

21. A man needs divine wisdom from God in choosing who to marry.

22. Do not place your priority on good looks; no woman is ugly, she just needs rebranding.

23. 3 major characteristics to look for in a woman:

a. Fear of God.

b. Wisdom.

c. Discretion (beauty is vanity).

24. The best way to enslave a woman is to show her love excessively – as a rule, women don’t run away from where they’re pampered.

25. *Love is not blind;*

*infatuation and lust are blind.*

26. Love puts God first,

lust puts sex first.

27. Test every love with your peace of mind, if it is absent, God is not there.

28. If you are a true friend, you will attract true friends.

29. Caring hearts never lack caring hands.

30. Desperation leads to frustration.

31. Bad marriages can be avoided before they begin.

32. *Keep yourself pure and your bed undefiled.*

33. *It is spiritual insanity to plan to convert someone so you can marry the person.*

34. Wage war against the devil that fought your parents’ marriage.

35. Marriage is a covenant, always look before you leap.

36. It is better to be single and believing God to be married than to be married and believing in God to be single.

37. A broken courtship is better than a failed marriage.

38. Do not marry money or property, marry a person.

39. Be presentable.

*REMEMBER, THE WORST PLACE AFTER HELL FIRE IS BAD MARRIAGE. THEREFORE, WATCH, THINK AND PRAY BEFORE GOING INTO IT.*

Buhari’s Health Challenge and foreign media hypocrisy

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has been out of the country for the past 100 days, attending to his health issues in London, United
Kingdom.

Before he becomes president, London is where Mr Buhari receives medical treatment due poor management of Nigeria’s health system. His

doctors have been the same for decades, they have his medical history and it would be unwise to change his health manager’s now, considering

his old age. This is a reality no one can ignore.

Mr Buhari is a sincere President, with high level of integrity. Upon departure from Nigeria to attend to his health, he told his country men and women about his health complications and appropriately transferred power to his vibrant Vice, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, who has since been acting with full authority in Buhari’s absence. This is a very commendable act and something unrivaled in Nigeria’s recent history.

However, since Buhari’s departure from the country, the opposition elements have been mocking the President and his health, raising all sorts of spurious claims to instigate citizens against the President. Some said he his dead already, while others claim he his on life support. But majority of Nigerians are still behind the man many consider a special breed among politicians in 21st century.

Recently, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and the United States television medium, Cable News Network (CNN) mocked President

Buhari over his continued absence due to illness. Similarly, a group known as ‘’OurMumuDonDo’’ led by Charlie Boy, a veteran comic artist

started a protest in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital to demand that the President should ‘’ResumeOrResign’’. Majority of Nigerians condemned the protest, including the Nigerian senate, which stated that the president has done all that is required of him by law.

However, the protest against President Buhari’s Health situation resonated with some people, especially Nigerians in diaspora, who maintain that a President shouldn’t remain in office if found to be ill. Some even boasted that such situation can never happen in civilized nations because of what they described as ‘’working institutions’’, but this argument is unfounded. It is not based on any known fact.

The numerous examples in U.S and Europe clearly tell us that no president resign over ill health in those part of the world, no matter how severe their conditions are, except if the situation has gone out of hand and irredeemable.

Republic records show that, former Presidents who are so ill to the extent that they couldn’t speak, stand, sit or even see in U.S, France

and U.K at different times never resigned from office. Some even went ahead to contest for second term despite their illnesses and they

still served their tenure. This is why I find the BBC and CNN mockery of Nigeria because of President Buhari’s health as uncharitable.

Woodrow Wilson for example is a former U.S President, who in the midst of a campaign to promote the Treaty of Versailles across the US in

1919 suffered a severe stroke that left him incapacitated until the end of his presidency. Records show that, despite his bad health, Wilson remained in office until the end of his term in 1921. This was said to be made possible by his second wife Edith, who acted as a mediator between the largely immobilized president and his cabinet.

What about former U.S President, Franklin Roosevelt who was diagnosed with polio in 1921? Record have it that, despite the disease leaving

him unable to stand or walk without support, he went on to serve 12 consecutive years as US president.

Again, we have another former U.S President Dwight Eisenhower, who lived through three major medical crises while in office. In September

1955 he suffered a heart attack that resulted in several weeks of hospitalization. Less than a year later, he underwent urgent surgery to treat Crohn’s disease, and in late 1957 he suffered a light stroke that left him temporarily unable to speak. But he went ahead to contest for second term despite poor health, he won and still served out his tenure.

Even the famous JF Kennedy suffers ill health while in office as U.S President. Details of Kennedy’s ill health were largely said to be unknown during his presidency, but only emerged after his assassination in 1963. According to Dallek, John F. Kennedy was hospitalized 9 times during his 2 ½-year presidency, a fact kept secret until his demise.

The people mentioned above are not the only former U.S Presidents who suffered ill health while in office, one of the pioneers of United

Nations Ronald Reagan also underwent several surgeries that raised questions as to whether he was medically fit for office. In 1985, he

temporarily transferred presidential authority to his vice-president, George H.W. Bush, yet still served out his tenure.

Even Mr Bush senior himself fell ill in office. In 1992, Mr Bush vomited and then fainted in front of television cameras at a banquet hosted by the prime minister of Japan, Kiichi Miyazawa. He still continued in office, managing his health until he finishes his tenure.

Let it be known that i am not trying to dive into the morality of holding unto power in the face of illness, but I make bold to say that, if any moral question will arise from this Buhari’s incident, many great leaders that the world celebrate today are guilty of this. But despite that, some of them still achieve great things in face of severe health challenge and we can’t take that away from them.

The above explanation is to inform those, who claimed the health status of Mr President should automatically make him resign, even after legally transferring power to his vice. This is unheard of in any part of the world and all those blackmailing Nigeria, include some UN-informed Diasporas, BBC and CNN should henceforth desist from doing so.

Furthermore, if anyone is questioning the U.S examples as articulated above, maybe we should take them to Europe, where François Mitterrand,

former French president died of prostate cancer in 1996, a year after the end of his two-term presidency. It was reported that during those

long years in the Élysée Palace, he and his doctors concealed his condition from the French public. David Owen, in his book ‘’ Sickness

in Power, reveals the lengths they went to conceal Mr Francois condition.

Owen explained that, the illness was so severe that, the President couldn’t live without daily routine of drips before he could speak in public. When Mitterrand may have been power crazy, the president’s personal physician “hung the intravenous drip on a picture hook or a coat hanger so as not to have to hammer a nail into the wall of an embassy or another government’s guest house”.

Additionally, Harold Wilson is another example of note. During the British prime minister’s second term of office from 1974-76, he suffered symptoms that were later diagnosed as colon cancer. He may also have suffered from Alzheimer’s while in office (like Reagan). But Harold is not the only UK prime minister who served his tenure with severe illness; even the famous Winston Churchill combated different illnesses all through his tenure as UK Prime minister. Apart from depression and mental over strain experienced by Churchill over a long period of time, he also suffered a heart attack at the White House in 1941 and contracted pneumonia a few years later. It was explained that, during his second term as prime minister from 1951 to 1955, Churchill was, in the words of his biographer Roy Jenkins, “gloriously unfit for office”. Ageing and increasingly unwell, he often conducted business from his bedside. He had suffered a stroke while on holiday in 1949 and, while in office in 1953, suffered another.

Despite being paralyzed down one side and doctors fearing he might not survive the weekend, he conducted a cabinet meeting without; it is

claimed, anyone noticing his indisposition. News of this stroke was kept from parliament and the public, who were told that he was suffering merely from exhaustion.

With the above, we can all see that all over the world, leaders get sick in office. Some hide their illnesses from the public, while others don’t. Nigeria is blessed with a leader who is so open about his health issues, not leaving us to continue guess endlessly. It would not be appropriate to use President Buhari’s sincerity against him.

If global practice is anything to go by as seen in the above list, then, we can say that it is not a practice for most leaders to resign from office simple because of illness and we should not demonize our President for his own choice.

President Muhammadu Buhari has proven to be among the rare few who are truthful and courageous enough to inform the people about their

condition. Even when his aides were busy trying to conceal his health situation, the President openly explained his condition to Nigerians and sorts our support during this trying period. Let us support him as much as we can; this is the least we can do.

Legendary Senegalese born U.S singer Akon, had said in one of his business interaction with young people in Africa. “Hip hop singers in U.S are very rich. The only problem is that, immediately the video shoot is over, they call uber driver to take them home, continuing their life off camera and without any Bentley as shown in the video.

In Nigeria however, The Olamide’s, Wizkid’s and Davido’s all use Bentley, Benz and others, but in this case, they really own those cars’’. The irony of it, according to the U.S music star is that, many believe it is the American rappers that are rich and the Nigerians are not, but in reality, the reverse is the case. Akon opined that, this is all about branding and we must tell our story how it should be told, not allowing others twist it for us.

The same situation is playing out in the case of President Muhammadu Buhari. While many foreign leaders in U.K, France and U.S often conceal their illnesses, the Nigerian leader informed the public and even transfer power to his Vice in compliance with the constitution,yet foreign media, whose leader are less open and sincere want us to think less of our President for daring to do what their leaders couldn’t do. This shouldn’t happen and our media have a major role to play in this regard.

It is my sincere hope that President Buhari will return home soon and achieve great things for Nigeria.

Credits: AbdulRasak O Hamzat