Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Forbidden Fruits Ate by Nigerians in Diaspora; Tips and Considerations

How Nigerians in Diaspora Ate Forbidden Fruits
Home, Sweet-Home They Say. Whenever the home is not rosy/palatable for the homies (dwellers), hope lies outside the beloved "home" for individual/group survival, and development (financial, social, psychological...). Nigerians irregardless of their complexities (ethnic groups, religion, race...) spread across the face of the earth like the sky. Why?

Invariably, Nigerians of any color is seen as a tourist with different motive/goal achievable through socially acceptable means or the societal forbidden fruits. Forbidden fruits used in this realm is a frowned at form of behavior locally or internationally. Although a forbidden fruit in diaspora might not be such at home, one needs to be cautious of where he is; thereby accepting and internalizing their realities.

By reputation, African nations (particularly Nigerians) have been underscored in various fronts as they relate with outer worlds (other Nations of today). In essence, Nigerian like other blacks are branded/labeled as bad omen due to the way they have interacted with others- which is why Donald Trump's discrimination against blacks race is worthy of reckoning.

Nonetheless, the household name for the forbidden fruits ate by Nigerians in diaspora is "crime". Although crime is a part of every living activity but it is quite worrisome when the perpetrator of such act is an outsider - a native of other land/nation. Such frowned at form of behaviour are;
  • cyber crime
  • drug sales and trafficking
  • prostitution (male and female)
  • 491 (Advanced form of 419- fraudster)
  • organ sale (kidney/liver)
All the above are fashioned out as a surviving scheme in diaspora either to replenish the family members at home or for a status change. These acts has therefore brought the Nigeria's name to dust due to deportation rates, importation bans, temporal/lifetime imprisonment and at the extreme public extradition (deaths).

Note: the forbidden fruits in question are held in high esteem by nations today which made it attract severe punishment to any perpetrator. GOD BLESS NIGERIA to the extent that checking out other nations will only be for tourism and not for SURVIVAL.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Why you must Think Beyond Valentine's Day Celebration

Why think beyond valentine's day celebration
The special day celebration of Saint Valentine mostly called Valentine's Day anywhere in the World is nothing but a reflection of beautiful moment of love as roses (and other pleasant things) keep flying in and out (before the d-day and afterwards) from one locality to the other. I begin to ask myself why much preference is attached to this day when it's not the Christmas, the Boxing Day or even the New Year celebration.

An idea immediately pop up like my friend "Ayo Bankole" would say - its the season of love". Since love is the first and binding of all laws, I therefore succumb to the day's celebration and its' celebrants (ladies and gentleman). For the good in the day to be an everlasting one, CUNCAR must be considered by the parties involved. CUNCAR here implies;
  • C - Care
  • UN- Understanding
  • CA - Caution
  • R - Reasoning

Care and Understanding here can sustain a rapport/relationship for a while but Caution and Reasoning can make it stand the test of time. Why you must think beyond this memorable day "valentine" is worthy of mentioning due to what the day bringeth - fond memories;
  • Gifts exchange
  • Shopping
  • Outings
  • Showoffs
Beyond the good tidings, the aftermath of the day might bring;
  • Emotional trauma
  • Heart Break leading to change in status (from relationship to single and seriously searching)
  • Psychological problems
  • Eternal scar

In simplicity, the reason for the season is inherent in people's action and reaction. In other words, one of the party (either guy or lady) in an accord prior the day celebration does more than the necessity all in the name of the season and nothing more. After the show time (valentine celebration) issues begin to spring up not just because the season is over but also the fact that the proclaimed and demonstrated love was not originally there.

Valentine or No Valentine - Let Your Every Day Speaketh Truth, Life and Love.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Worries and Shame of Celebrating Ex-Convict with the Caption "Lion is Back"

Worries of Celebrating an Ex-Convict
The return of the former Governor of Delta State, Chief James Ibori, from UK jail has been applauded as a great defeat by his kinsmen. The Oghara born was welcomed with great celebration, ranging from thanksgiving to congratulatory messages on the media, even after serving a 13-year jail term in the United Kingdom.

Personally, I have less issue with people (of delta) painting the whole town red to celebrate his “victorious” return, what am mostly concerned about is the metaphor used to describe him in a congratulatory message in one of the Nigerian dailies, which reads “the lion is back”. 
I cannot but wonder the pride, effrontery, and encouragement these people have given him to do more.  What is so “lionable” in being an ex-convict?, 
  • A disgrace to the nation, 
  • A bad example to the youth, 
  • A  living testimony for corruption - who used looted public funds to buy luxury homes; fleet of cars and a private jet. 
Can the metaphor “The lion is back”  used for the ex- convict mean that since he has been bruised, he will come back like a wounded lion, or a lioness in labour and the only thing that will suffer is the Nigerian economy. In an ideal sense, he should;
  • cover his face in the light of the world
  • stay indoor for the fear of being seen
  • keep mute for a particular period until he has done something adorable for the nation.
Well, a similar case has happened with the then national vice chairman in the southwest zone of the People’s Democratic Party, Chief Bode George, who was also welcomed grand style of thanksgiving service for a “well served jail term”. I don’t blame the celebrated “Icons” but I blame those that supported in their show of shame, all in the name of celebration.

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The former governor (James Ibori) after been convicted said African Politicians never retire; yes, he has every nerve to say that, because we live in a country where an ex- convict can rule the whole nation and nobody dare says anything about it. “Nobody wants to die, but they want go to heaven”. I won’t be surprised if he contests in the next election. In this part of the world, anything goes.
To Mr. James Ibori (sorry, chief Ibori), no matter what you do, you are still an ex- convict. Well its giving you fame and popularity sha.  

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

President Muhammadu Buhari Death Rumour; Tips and Considerations

Arguably, the death of a poor man in the society has no meaning and account for to the general public while the sojourn of a rich popular person raises lot of eyebrows. Simply say, the irony of life is like a chameleon full of dramas where life is light while the opposite (death) is "darkness". Respect given to such life of an individual is directly connected to their position in the society (profession, occupation, national duties/assignment) which therefore grants them the same respect at their demise.

Death rumour in Nigeria's politics is not a new development to the updated/informed being from inception till date (except for cases withheld for traditional rites). Among the list of the death rumoured dignitaries who lived afterwards were; 
  1. Awujale of Ijebu Land - Oba Sikiru Adetona,
  2. Ooni of Ile Ife - Oba Sijuade Okunade
  3. Governor of Kogi State - Yahaya Bello
  4. Former Delta State Governor - Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan,
  5. Former President - Ibrahim Babangida, 
  6. Former President - Olusegun Obasanjo, 
  7. Late President - Umar Musa Yar' Adua, 
  8. and lately President Muhammadu Buhari.
The most controversial of the issues above is the case of Ibrahim Babangida who was proclaimed dead far and near to the extent that beans cake (Akara) was prepared hot and delivered as well as showcasing his casket.
The truth of the matter at hand is faulted because the acclaimed dead has not spoken other than comments from Acting President - Yemi Osibanjo, Presidency and Minister of Information - Lai Mohammed. The hidden agenda is simply the health status of the President in diaspora which can be critical (supported by tech) as experienced by the then President Umar Musa Yar'Adua.

Another worthy point is the devastating state of the nations' economy, his prolonged absence for medical reason (beyond the date of return without any official speech by him) brought about rising protests - IStandWithBuhari Vs OneVoiceNigeria (Chaired by Tuface at first).
In addition, the death rumour has also brought controversies on social media sites (facebook, instagram, twitter...) among Nigerian home and abroad (celebrities inclusive) for unbearable hardship felt by the mases due to high rate of inflation determining the cost and standard of living while another party (low percentage) stood firm with the government.

President Muhammadu Buhari Dead or Alive #Time will Decide#
God Bless Nigeria

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Why Trumpism Ideology will Harm Americans Unexpectedly

How Trump Ideology can harm Americans
The greatness of America as a nation today has a connection with the contribution of people of different faces (white, black or half cast) from earliest time till date. Since Rome was not built in a day, special praises should be given to appropriate contributors - governor, president, entrepreneur, inventor, e.t.c.

Noticeably, the arrow head of the United States of America "the President" had been instrumental in the struggle for development from the days of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, John Kennedy, George Bush's, Bill Clinton, Barrack Obama, and recently Donald Trump. Outcome of 2016 Presidential election left people (within and outside the states) shocked as the World anticipated for the first Female President due to poll results and debate.

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However, the ideology of Donald Trump "Trumpism" during and after election remains worrisome due to its manifestation even at early days of governance. To mention but a few;
  • the twitter rift with China, 
  • the twitter rant with Iran,
  • the immigration sanctions, 
  • the open threat against terrorist nations.
The good in Trumpism is the passion to re-build and re-strengthen America "Lets Make America Great Again" as proclaimed by self during the campaign while the ugly side will only do more harm to his passion. Discrimination in whatsoever form (except for homosexual acts) in 21st century will not make the entity a safe haven but rather sprawl uncontrollable enmity among nation. So far, countries of today occupies the same geographical space "earth" regardless of their continents, open discrimination will only lead to more threats and disasters.

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In essence, if Trumpism ideology remains the same throughout his tenure - his case will not be different from the anti-corruption pursuit of President Muhammadu Buhari (which is quite unproductive). Considering, the IQ level of his cabinet - a better strategic approach is needed to protect United States of America from unnecessary  attack (remember September 11) rather than open discrimination.

To the Trumps, do not toil with discrimination because;
  • It breeds generational enmity
  • It can cause unexpected attack
  • It threatens the safety of general masses and structures
  • It is never the best path to crush enemies
  • It brings about disunity in diversity
#Obedience is better than Sacrifice#
#God Bless America#