Connect with us

Article

A NEW NIGERIA WILL RISE!🇳🇬(This is for my fellow Nigerian youth)

Published

on

A NEW NIGERIA WILL RISE!🇳🇬
(This is for my fellow Nigerian youth)


This is not the post I wanted to post for today. This all came from a sober reflection from all that has been happening in Nigeria. I thought hard about this, before I made up my mind to switch the supposed post for today, for this particular one, in the light of the present situation.

The above statement, “a new Nigeria will rise”, is not a prophetic statement. It’s a statement that reminds every Nigerian that there is work to be done! A new Nigeria cannot magically appear. We have to make it so, yes, we youths! This is not something only prayer can solve. The betterment of Nigeria rests solely on this generation, I mean my generation! This generation is the generation that will build Nigeria back to its glory.

The problem we have as Nigerian youths is misplaced purpose. I have discovered that the strength of the youth is only expended in times like this (when chaos arises). We are only strong when there is a protest! Do we have to wait till there is a problem, to show our strength?! And even as my heart and love goes out to every youth who engages in protesting for things to get better, I think we need to channel our energy towards actually making Nigeria better ourselves. Because protesting means we are still looking up to these incompetent leaders to keep showing us the way, and that’s not the way to go!

So how do we go about this?

First of all, let us realise, that the actual power, we have in our hands. When it is time to vote, stop allowing these people buy your vote with cheap money! They share 1k, and suddenly they are the ones that can rule us. Stop allowing these people BUY YOU OVER SO CHEAPLY, because eventually, when they get into power, they begin to mess us up, and even though the mess is their doing, it may be our fault. And then when they begin to mess us up, we all step out to protest, which is a great move, but there was a better way in the first place! Understand your power to vote the right person into power! Understand that we are the ones that can put them in power! Understand this.

Secondly, if there is a time to discover yourself, it is NOW! This is a time to make impact in this generation, and you can only do that when you have discovered yourself. Strive to find out the purpose for which you have been created. This is not about school, or getting a job that pays you well, or making a living. This is about MAKING IMPACT! Stop focusing on the wrong things, because then you tread in the wrong path. Keep your eyes on discovering what you are born to do. That passion that burns in you, let it out! That is your strength as a Nigerian youth! Use it! DISCOVER YOURSELF!

Thirdly, WE HAVE TO WORK TOGETHER! This is a time to love one another. We should not only show love when we have a common enemy. We should have each other’s backs both in good and bad. Support and love your brother and sister! Pray for them! Wish them well! Encourage them! Let us be each other’s strengths. Respect one another. Disagree, but in love. Aim towards peace. This is no time to hate and repel each other. Forget religion. Forget beliefs. Forget differences. Forget culture. LET US BE UNITED IN LOVE!❤ Let this be more practical. Let’s start to practise what we preach.

Finally, obey the simple rules. If Nigeria must change, then you must change too. You eat something, and you throw the wrap into the gutter, and these things block the drainage systems, channeling the water to the roads, causing flooding and road damage. And then we start protesting again! “Give us good roads!” Everything cannot be done by the government. Before you insult those in power, make sure you haven’t contributed to the cause of that problem! Be a law abiding citizen. The change we need in Nigeria starts with US, not with the leaders. We are the leaders of tomorrow, and that is true. But to be a leader, we must behave like one, and it starts with doing the simple things. Be more conscious of the things you do as a Nigerian! Uphold the integrity of your country and stop shutting it down with your words! You cannot make a change in a country you have condemned. Develop the mindset of being the change we need in Nigeria. Realise that IT STARTS WITH YOU! The little thing you do now will go a long way to create changes in the future.

As we work on ourselves individually, and work together in our youthful strength and agility, A NEW NIGERIA RISES! This cannot come just by praying. There is work to be done. Get to it already! Fellow Nigerian youths, I am your strength as you are mine. Let us rise together and restore the beauty of Nigeria, as God sees us through! WE CAN MAKE NIGERIA GREAT AGAIN!✊ One love❤.

Nigeria

EndSARS

EndPoliceBrutality

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Article

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN TODAY’S MARRIAGE; WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I’M IN SUCH CONDITION AS A BELIEVER?

Published

on

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN TODAY’S MARRIAGE; WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I’M IN SUCH CONDITION AS A BELIEVER?

Domestic violence is a violence or other abuse in a marriage.
Domestic violence could involve any body but I’m looking at it in a family setting between a man and his wife.

Domestic violence includes

  • Physical, verbal, emotional, economic, religion reproductive and sexual abuse.

Many people are going through a lot in marriages today, some Christan homes inclusive. This has caused a lot of harms in homes, churches and the society at large. So many women have lost their lives in the process,men inclusive but women are mostly at the receiving end. And they endure mostly even to the point of loosing their lives. This they do because of:

  1. The love they have for their spouse
  2. Because of their children
  3. What the society will say about them
  4. Because of their faith and religion.

Please when beating and sexual molestation becomes the case in your home, there’s need for separation.

Now in as much as the Bible frowns at divorce, I don’t think it’ll be reasonable for one to remain in an abusive marriage where his/her life is a stake. The same children you think about will still be maltreated, neglected and will be forced to face horrible situations the moment you are gone. The same society you are thinking of what they will say will still blame you for not speaking out on time. Your making heaven is even very slim because I don’t think your heart is clean in that condition. Your bad thoughts, unforgiveness and bitterness is enough to send you to hell. And instead of you to commit murder, I think you should separate if that’s the only option left.

Many women are going through alot. When a domestic violence involves life threatening abuses, there’s need for you to seek for help.

Many women have died in this process. Pls being born again doesn’t mean your brain should be suspended. Yes divorce is a sin but you shouldn’t die either because you are married. You are being asked to keep praying often times, yes but you could do that also while away. Many women are dying silently. Women please speak out in such conditions, don’t keep quiet. Make sure the problem is not from you. Make sure you are not the cause of it.

I have seen a woman beating blue black by her husband. Not once not twice. Infact the man always use cane,belt etc on her. And she’s asked to keep praying. What if she die one day? What if she couldn’t take it any longer and tries to defend herself and kill her partner in the process, what will be her lot?

Women should take the necessary steps the moment they see that things are getting out of hand.

Try to see how you could save the situation by involving your spiritual leaders, your both families,the people your partner respects so much and if there’s no changes please take a break while you pray and take the necessary steps to save your marriage.

Pls note that your being away is for the mean time. Even while away you are to remain and keep your body. It’s not a time to go about messing up. If you do that you are commenting sin. You are to maintain sexual purity. Even when your partner is doing otherwise. The only time remarriage is possible is when one partner is dead. See Romans 7:2,1cor.7:39.

Neighbors should as well look out for their fellow women/men. Please speak out for them. Some of them are in a tight corner and can’t help themselves.

Stay tuned for the next post on this same topic!

Say no to domestic violence.

What’s your take on this? Share your opinion.
Will you allow your daughter, sister, brother,son go through domestic violence?
What will you have them do;the abused?

By Chika Helen Nwabueze’

Continue Reading

Article

LEKKI SHOOTINGS: SANWO-OLU HAS LOST CREDIBILITY, SAYS FSD

Published

on

LEKKI SHOOTINGS: SANWO-OLU HAS LOST CREDIBILITY, SAYS FSD

By Oladimeji Ramon

A group, the Federal Social Democrats, says the credibility and integrity of the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, have been diminished by the alleged shooting of #EndSARS protesters by soldiers at the Lekki tollgate on the night of October 20.

According to the group, the Lekki incident has eroded the admiration that Sanwo-Olu won with his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The group, in statement on Sunday signed on its behalf by Olutola Mobolurin, also condemned the harassment of #EndSARS protest leaders through the freezing of their bank accounts and stopping them from travelling outside the country.

The FSD’s statement was titled, ‘Statement by the Federal Social Democrats On the #EndSARS Movement and Violence in the Wake of Lekki Shootings.’

The group said, “Governor Sanwo-Olu, who before now has been credited with responsible and energetic response to the COVID-19 pandemic, has by this one act lost his credibility and integrity for many. He has a big task in regaining the confidence of the public and youths; his credibility gap surrounding what happened at the Lekki Toll Plaza is not helped by the insensitive bluster of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the governor’s residence stating that those who were injured and presumably those who died had questions to answer.”

Though the group condemned the destruction of public assets and looting that trailed the shootings at the Lekki tollgate, it said the mayhem pointed to the alienation of a large number of youths from society by government.

It said, “The so-called hoodlums are the youths that have been denied any stake in society by the self-dealing and state capture that have characterised governance over the last 30 years. Millions of our youths have been uneducated, unemployable and with no meaningful social safety net. Even for the millions who are educated and skilled, long-term unemployment has been their experience in the Nigerian prebendal political economy that serves primarily the interests of public office holders and their cronies.

“Some of the ‘hoodlums’ responsible for the trashing of Lagos are the youths and ‘the toughies’ that many politicians have over the years employed to subvert the democratic process through intimidation of voters and perpetration of violence during elections.”

The group said the organisers of the #EndSARS protests deserved commendation for the resourcefulness, transparency and accountability which they demonstrated.

The group condemned “the growing reports of compilation of names of the assumed leaders and facilitators of the protests for government reprisals.”

It said, “Those that are being targeted are reportedly being prevented from travelling outside Nigeria while accounts of some have been frozen. This is hardly the hallmark of a democratic government that is interested in dialoguing with the youths or learning positive lessons from the #EndSARS protests. It is also a violation of the spirit of government’s acceptance of the 5 for 5 agenda. The President should stop all these acts of witch-hunt.”

The FSD solicited support for the Lagos State Government to rebuild and replace the vandalised public assets.

  • PunchNg

Continue Reading

Article

APPOINTMENT OF WTO CHIEF IN DOUBT AFTER KEY MEETING CANCELLED

Published

on

APPOINTMENT OF WTO CHIEF IN DOUBT AFTER KEY MEETING CANCELLED

• Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala had been expected to be confirmed as leader on Monday

By Richard Partington

The race to find a new leader of the World Trade Organization has been thrown into renewed uncertainty after the cancellation of a key appointment meeting following the US presidential election.

The Geneva-based WTO, which acts as an international arbiter for trading disputes, said it had put off a meeting scheduled for Monday that had been called to appoint Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as its next director general.

Donald Trump’s administration opposed her selection in one of its final acts before the US election, despite the former Nigerian finance minister securing the overwhelming backing of the WTO’s 164 members.

The special meeting of the trade body’s general council had been convened to take a formal decision on the appointment. Officials had been set to put forward Dr Okonjo-Iweala as the candidate most likely to attract a majority, after most countries expressed a preference for her over South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee.

Okonjo-Iweala had moved a step closer to becoming the first woman and the first African to be director of the global trade watchdog after securing backing from the EU, China, Japan and Australia. Liam Fox, the leading Brexiter and former international trade secretary, had run as the UK government’s preferred candidate but failed to win enough support from other countries to reach the last two in the process.

Trade experts said Joe Biden defeating Trump in last week’s election may have led to countries calling for a delay in the WTO leadership race, with the aim of securing the Biden White House’s backing for Okonjo-Iweala after he takes charge in January.

The delay in selecting a new WTO director general comes at a fragile moment for the world economy amid the second wave of Covid-19, and after years of criticism of the WTO and calls for reform from Trump.

The WTO said the meeting would be postponed until further notice, during which time the organisation would continue undertaking consultations with delegations from countries around the world to pick a new leader.

It said in a statement: “For reasons including the health situation and current events, delegations will not be in a position to take a formal decision on 9 November.”

  • TheGuardian

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Continue Reading

Trending

Copyright © 2020 YouNeedToKnow. Developed by Dexcodes.