Saturday, February 24, 2018

Why You Should Attend Social Media Week (SMW) 2018?


Africa’s Largest Tech & Digital Event is almost here again! The Social Media Week Lagos 2018, themed “Closer” is set to hold from February 26th to March 2nd, 2018. This year’s conference promises to expose how technology can harness people "closer" amidst geographical boundaries. The event is set to hold at Landmark Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.

How to Play Safe on any Date with New Found Love of Yours

One of the most anticipated days for lovebirds in a new year is the Valentine’s Day, which incubated in itself anticipations and surprises as spouses, incoming spouses, and crushes are on the lookout. The market also feel the effect as most people are buying and making reservations for the one they love and cherish. This Romania holiday is often a day of gift exchange and romance and it is often tagged the ‘most romantic day of the year’.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

How to Outsmart Core Restrictions for Blogging Success

Blogging Restrictions and its Success
Businesses today regardless of their nature face a significant amount of competitions, and restrictions in order to make ends meet compared to yesteryears. Some of these blocks (in fact majority of such) go a long way to determine the immediate success and long-term relevance of businesses as the World continue to change.

Monday, February 05, 2018

Play these Political Cards and Smile Eventually After 2019 Election

Cards and 2019 Election
As election year draws closer by the day, incumbent officeholders and prospective ones are busy applying various strategies to win the soul of voters “the general masses” in Nigeria. Whether or not the general masses are beneficiaries of this particular government, their collective voice “vote” has the power to either retain the stone or move it completely. 

In essence, there are several cards that can be played by the general masses to enable them "smile" after 2019 electoral processes. Such cards are worthy of discussion considering the controversies surrounding President Buhari’s administration and his second term bid.

In the midst of plenty cards, it is advisable for the general masses to:
  1. get permanent voter’s card 
  2. exercise the power of the permanent voter’s card to the brim 
  3. sensitize people on the need to vote 
  4. sensitize people on the risk of low turnout 
  5. accept stomach care plan without any form of ritualism 
  6. get involve in all the electoral process
  7. be a watchdog in your environment
Getting Permanent Voter's Card
Basically, the first card worthy of playing as a Nigerian is to obtain a permanent voter’s card in the course of exercising one’s right and determining one’s preferred political leader ideally. Without permanent voters card, all the rants on social media and physical discussions about the current realities of Nigeria cannot be turned around for good. Get PVC today.

Exercising the Power of the Card to the Brim
Having obtained the permanent voter’s card, it is also worthy of reckoning that the exact purpose of the creation of the card “for voting” must be exercised amidst other latent functions – banking operations, physical verification and so on. It is hereby suggested that voting should be the paramount reason for collecting PVC - to simply determine the fate of who rules at the expense of others. Use your PVC appropriately.

Sensitization on the Need for Voting 
This card is quite necessary because the majority are fed up with current structural realities in Nigeria as against the past glories. Due to the current political and economic mess, some folks have vowed not to exercise their right to vote. Such feelings will not turn things around for good but rather continually leave things in the hands of the supposed "bad" leaders. This is where sensitization comes in - to change any government worth changing. This sensitization card is also very important because low-turnout for elections can give room for electoral irregularities which can be incontestable based on the government in power and their proposed will to continue. Hence, the turnout rate of voters is key for determining who is likely to triumph in 2019 electoral race. 
Stomach Care Plan
This card has often been a culture in Nigeria's politics. It usually manifests in various ways – empowerment programs, public distribution of cash and food items in any political meetings (as election-year draw closer). I would say accept any stomach care plan tabled before you without any form of oath not because you want to sell your votes but because you are taking your share of the "stolen" national cake. 

Get Involve
This card “Get Involve” is not a new card to the updated minds. It is a card imploring people “youths in particular” to get involved in political affairs. In this case, the Get Involve card is channelled towards electoral process – registration, voting, collation, and counting respectively. Hence, all these stages of electoral processes need proper monitoring to avoid any electoral irregularities capable of scuppering the chances of a better political candidate.

Watchdog in the environment
This card is quite crucial for determining the possible outcome of the entire voting exercise - to prevent electoral irregularities by either the officials in charge or the voters respectively. The results of the election would, therefore, be with little or zero level of malpractices based on the number of voters in the polling booths, their votes after counting, when there is a watchdog.
Against all odds, the possibility of these cards success rests on the will and interest of the government in power. In other words, the transparency level of the government in power would lead to the much-desired change or chaos at the national level.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Facts Surrounding President Muhammadu Buhari’s "Controversial" Second Term Bid

Buhari's Second Term Saga
It is no longer news that President Buhari eyes a second term bid just like his predecessors in the history of Nigeria except for the case of untimely death. This public declaration of Mr President has generated a lot of controversies among different categories of people – intelligentsias, politicians, business mogul and the general masses. 

The first direct attack on this second term bid can be traced to an open letter served by Ovation International CEO “Mr Dele Momodu”. In case you are not familiar with the letter, the bottom line of the statement he made was that Mr President should let go of the second term bid stating that majority of the frontiers were just against the Realities of Today. He noted clearly that it would be more dignifying i.e. grace saving to leave the helms of Nigeria’s affairs without further harm or accident to the general masses and the state of the economy. The embodiment of his letter is similar to a letter served by Obasanjo to Goodluck Jonathan. 
In a span of days to the Mr Dele Momodu’s letter, much-respected icon and politician Chief Olusegun Obasanjo dropped twenty pages of an elaborate letter (according to Premium Times) against Mr President’s second term bid. The content of the letter captured Nigeria’s reality as a result of the actions of the government in power and not as a product of past political administrations. The letter also emphasized on the health status of Mr President which plays against his will to lead and approach issues appropriately for the benefit of all and sundry. 

Worthy of note, this is the usual way of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo’s warning about political catastrophe, which has never failed to manifest. Some history-minded fellow “politicians” rebuffed the letter saying the writer who tried everything possible for a third term bid has little or nothing to say on Mr President’s desire to bid for a second term. 

From my end, I think Chief Olusegun Obasanjo’s past deeds are resurfacing to mitigate against his public declaration lately. This is another reason the likes of Ayodele Fayose (former allies), Dr Iyabo Obasanjo (his daughter) and host of other takes him to be a jester. As for Dr Iyabo Obasanjo, her response to her dad’s letter to Mr President is nothing but a reflection of her anger towards the kind of father she has (based on how he treated them right from childhood). 
I also want to reinstate the fact that it is crystal clear that Chief Obasanjo’s open letter touched every nook and cranny of Nigeria’s current milieus – which he believed the current government in power couldn’t manage or ameliorate at any point in time. 

For a better clarity, how best can you rate the performance of the almost concluded government in power per sector? Did you notice any “change” or “deterioration” in any of these sectors; education, health, economy, polity and religion? Nepotism is crystal clear in the operations of the current administration; the economic structure is currently in an epileptic manner; health infrastructures and facilities still not better as Mr President travels abroad for Medicare; education in a shitty state; security of lives and properties still not assured for commoner and host of other challenges. Why dream of a second term bid Mr President and his dear supporters? If four years is not enough to patch things up or put things in order, the next four years bid does not show any positive greenlight. 

This is basically a food for thought dear Nigerians as I will be dropping a piece on the basic features of who we need to lead and not rule us come 2019.