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Thursday, June 6, 2019

THE NIGERIA OF MY DREAM by MAIYAKI

THE NIGERIA OF MY DREAM
(By MAIYAKI)
 An average Nigerian seems more keen about events than the causations, that it is even easy to conclude how bad our generation has degenerated, as students of history. In other words, nobody cares about the process like the progress. Forgetting that everything has its formation stage which, is  a determinant factor in its development.

But with our nonchalance at history, we gave up knowledge about procedures for incessant errors. This might have occurred perhaps, in a bid to expedite or manipulate some due process.

No wonder we are accustomed with several enigmatic phrases such as;
 *'The same rain responsible for housing and protecting the fish in the pond is equally responsible for making it a prey in the pot.'*
The above statement is undoubtedly a fact to behold but unfortunately, a misleading impression. Because more ponderous thought will give room to possible interpretations such as, 'Na condition make fish bend'.

Therefore when your lover becomes really  toxic, you will no longer long to see her but try keeping a healthy distance. Its called CONDITION. Even in contractual documents, there are clauses which could spark a change in understanding. In the same vein, during adverts, one familiar phrase is always that, terms and conditions are applied. This further places an emphasis on the need to asses situations, and try to do away with the familiarity syndrome when dealing with issues.

When dealing with issues, we always tend to compare and not contrast, which is too banal. You can not do it the same way for years and be expecting a miracle. You want something different?
Try something new!

Once upon a time, Malaria dissuaded the colonial outreach from Nigeria. Today, the United Nations Organization longs to visit a malaria blazing society with the hope of lending a helping hand. An issue of old fact versus global trend.
Obviously, its two different ball games.

Imagine a digital world with analogue thinkers. You find this set of people in the remote areas of the world. They are still in shock by the realities of the 21st century. They always go for the old lifestyle because to them, Its evergreen. And that's not even as a result of nostalgia, they are just backward.

I feel the previous paragraph is a perfect one for anyone who is still puzzled about the current state of Nigeria as the headquarters of poverty, land of crisis, kidnapping, and the home of corruption, which automatically and unanimously place us on the map, as the giant of underdevelopment.

The truth is, when a society is too crude, it births and nurtures crooks. And until this crudeness is crushed, our manual industries will continue to outshine technology, our political structure will still be duplicate, and we will always borrow to finance our budgets, even as our cultural heritage is drifting.

Here is a dependent state on paper and not by practice. I stand for a Nigeria with difference. A state that will understand and utilize its rich potentials. A country that will transit from copy cat to copyright.
A state where we can stand our ground, identify our problems by ourselves and solve them by ourselves.

The Nigeria of my dream is a country that will shun division and embrace unity. Where no one will truly be above the law. I desire a Nigeria where I will not be judged by the size of my pocket but the content of my character. A Nigeria where votes will count and promises will be fulfilled. I dream of a digital Nigeria, where decision making will be expedited. Where children will have free education and women will have equal rights.

I truly dream of a country where youths will regain their sanity and stop advocating for criminality. Where the youths will rise up to responsibilities. Where I will be proud to inspire with the pen, just as those who entertains with music, comedy or acting.
May God make it possible. Amen.

Written by Maiyaki Abubakar Damilare[MAIYAKI]

Sunday, May 19, 2019

A Clarion Call Against Social Exclusion of ILORIN SOUTH Local Government in Kwara State Affairs.

A Clarion Call Against Social Exclusion of ILORIN SOUTH Local Government in Kwara State Affairs.

By: OLUWATOYIN Luqman Bolakale

Social exclusion is the process in which individuals are blocked from (or denied full access to) various rights, opportunities and resources that are  normally available to members of a different group, and which are fundamental to social integration and observance of human rights within that particular group (e.g., housing, employment, healthcare, civic engagement, democratic participation, and due process).
Ilorin south is a local government in Kwara state with its administrative headquarters located in Fufu town. It is a small local government in Kwara state. The local government is bordered by Ifelodun and Ilorin east local government areas.
The people of Ilorin south majors in occupation like tailoring, carpentry and welding. Some publicly and privately owned institutions, hotels, industries and banks are situated in the local government area.
the council covers the districts of Akanbi, Bologun-Fulani, Okaka and Oke-Ogun.
Ilorin South Local Government is bless in all capacity a local Government can proud of, Ilorin South Local Government houses almost all the State and Federal Government Offices in the State with about 26 Government Offices, 71 Secondary Schools both private and Public in which best 10 Secondary Schools one can think of is Located in the Local Government, with almost 246 Health center.
Don't let me bore you with talks about the Local Government but at the same time to let the public see the beauty of the Local Government and open the eyes of those concern to risk face by the local Government due to Social Exclusion,
My write up is not based on  past political appointment alone in the State or federal but about the future of the upcoming generation where I also belong, to start from the Public office holder in the State, Ilorin South Local Government is Socially excluded when it comes to the issue of appointing Public Office holder from the state Ministries, You can even count in numbers those that occupied high ranked  position in the State Ministries from the Local Government because they are few compare to other Local Government Areas in the State down to Junior cadet, most of Youth in the Local Government find it difficult to get employed into state Ministries because we don't have people at the Top Position to influence our ways into the system.
In the Educational sector,  having heard of different names heading tertiary institution in the State, I find it so hard to see names of Ilorin South indigene as heard of Tertiary institution even with those that was on the Soil of the Local Government, to God be the glory, the Local Government is coming of age gradually by producing Young Professors in their various field of studies against the reason why we are Social Excluded in terms of Education in Ilorin South, as a wake up call to those concerns , having people that are qualified already even though they are few that should give the Local Government an important to be allowed to head tertiary institution and to his grace, part of the two owned Tertiary institution Head is Vacant presently ( Kwara State University and Kwara State Polytechnic), it will be a great thing to start having the feeling that we are part of the System not Socially excluded from the System.
The state is about to be transmitted into a new administration, Ilorin South played a major role in the electioneering process that about a new change in the System, We at Ilorin South Youth Coremate making a Clarion Call to the new Administration not to dwell on the mistake on the past Administration in making Ilorin South felt Socially excluded from the state as the Leadership of Youth Coremate in Local Government will not in anyway keep quiet in fighting both closely and openly for our people not to be Marginalized.
On the recent issues of State House of Assembly member elect, representing the Local Government at the State House of Assembly, having received complaint from various quarters on the issues, Ours is not political organization but we called on the Party Concerned to look into the issue before it get out of Control.
*We at Ilorin South Youth Coremate called the attention of various Youth Association in Ilorin South Local Government with the likes of IEDPU Youth wing, Balogun Fulani Youth Development, Asunara Youth Development Association,Okeogun Progressive Forum,Okaka Youth Forum, Akanbi Youth Forum,Edun Progressive Minded forum and the likes to join us in bringing back Sanity to Ilorin South Local Government.*

God bless Ilorin South Local Government
God bless Ilorin Emirates
God bless Kwara State.
God bless Nigeria.

OLUWATOYIN Luqman Bolakale

The Convener Wake up Call Against Social Exclusion of Ilorin South Local Government and Coordinator Ilorin South Youth Coremate.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Ngige: My Neighbour And I Are Considering Suing NLC For Blocking My House

Chris Ngige, whose house was blocked by members of the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, during a protest, has disclosed that he is considering suing the organized labour group with his neighbour.Speaking with State House correspondents on Thursday, May 9, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, the minister said that blocking his house was an infringement on his fundamental human rights and that of his household, as they were all traumatized.

Ngige who denied an alleged attack on NLC members at his house, further revealed that they arrived at his resident at 4:30 am in the morning. He further said that when security operatives accosted them, they discovered that it was the president of the NLC himself that came physically with two tankers, one laden with petrol and one half-full. The minister said he immediately contacted the FCT commissioner of police and the director of SSS as well the FRSC to see if the tankers could be removed. Ngige told newsmen that findings showed that the NLC members were attacked by the thugs they hired, over some disagreements.

“They put one at the gate of my house and put the other one at the gate of the other house which happens to be that of my neighbour. People in that compound were traumatised; some of the cooks and policemen who have quarters were traumatised," he said adding: "Even my neighbours, the husband and wife and their children could not do their business yesterday. My neighbour said they would take legal action; me also. It is an actionable thing; illegal actions are actionable. Nobody is above the law,’’ he said. 

Ngige: My Neighbour And I Are Considering Suing NLC For Blocking My House

Chris Ngige, whose house was blocked by members of the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, during a protest, has disclosed that he is considering suing the organized labour group with his neighbour.Speaking with State House correspondents on Thursday, May 9, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, the minister said that blocking his house was an infringement on his fundamental human rights and that of his household, as they were all traumatized.

Ngige who denied an alleged attack on NLC members at his house, further revealed that they arrived at his resident at 4:30 am in the morning. He further said that when security operatives accosted them, they discovered that it was the president of the NLC himself that came physically with two tankers, one laden with petrol and one half-full. The minister said he immediately contacted the FCT commissioner of police and the director of SSS as well the FRSC to see if the tankers could be removed. Ngige told newsmen that findings showed that the NLC members were attacked by the thugs they hired, over some disagreements.

“They put one at the gate of my house and put the other one at the gate of the other house which happens to be that of my neighbour. People in that compound were traumatised; some of the cooks and policemen who have quarters were traumatised," he said adding: "Even my neighbours, the husband and wife and their children could not do their business yesterday. My neighbour said they would take legal action; me also. It is an actionable thing; illegal actions are actionable. Nobody is above the law,’’ he said. 

Ngige: My Neighbour And I Are Considering Suing NLC For Blocking My House

Chris Ngige, whose house was blocked by members of the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, during a protest, has disclosed that he is considering suing the organized labour group with his neighbour.Speaking with State House correspondents on Thursday, May 9, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, the minister said that blocking his house was an infringement on his fundamental human rights and that of his household, as they were all traumatized.

Ngige who denied an alleged attack on NLC members at his house, further revealed that they arrived at his resident at 4:30 am in the morning. He further said that when security operatives accosted them, they discovered that it was the president of the NLC himself that came physically with two tankers, one laden with petrol and one half-full. The minister said he immediately contacted the FCT commissioner of police and the director of SSS as well the FRSC to see if the tankers could be removed. Ngige told newsmen that findings showed that the NLC members were attacked by the thugs they hired, over some disagreements.

“They put one at the gate of my house and put the other one at the gate of the other house which happens to be that of my neighbour. People in that compound were traumatised; some of the cooks and policemen who have quarters were traumatised," he said adding: "Even my neighbours, the husband and wife and their children could not do their business yesterday. My neighbour said they would take legal action; me also. It is an actionable thing; illegal actions are actionable. Nobody is above the law,’’ he said. 

Ngige: My Neighbour And I Are Considering Suing NLC For Blocking My House

Chris Ngige, whose house was blocked by members of the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, during a protest, has disclosed that he is considering suing the organized labour group with his neighbour.Speaking with State House correspondents on Thursday, May 9, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, the minister said that blocking his house was an infringement on his fundamental human rights and that of his household, as they were all traumatized.

Ngige who denied an alleged attack on NLC members at his house, further revealed that they arrived at his resident at 4:30 am in the morning. He further said that when security operatives accosted them, they discovered that it was the president of the NLC himself that came physically with two tankers, one laden with petrol and one half-full. The minister said he immediately contacted the FCT commissioner of police and the director of SSS as well the FRSC to see if the tankers could be removed. Ngige told newsmen that findings showed that the NLC members were attacked by the thugs they hired, over some disagreements.

“They put one at the gate of my house and put the other one at the gate of the other house which happens to be that of my neighbour. People in that compound were traumatised; some of the cooks and policemen who have quarters were traumatised," he said adding: "Even my neighbours, the husband and wife and their children could not do their business yesterday. My neighbour said they would take legal action; me also. It is an actionable thing; illegal actions are actionable. Nobody is above the law,’’ he said. 

Ngige: My Neighbour And I Are Considering Suing NLC For Blocking My House

Chris Ngige, whose house was blocked by members of the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, during a protest, has disclosed that he is considering suing the organized labour group with his neighbour.Speaking with State House correspondents on Thursday, May 9, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, the minister said that blocking his house was an infringement on his fundamental human rights and that of his household, as they were all traumatized.

Ngige who denied an alleged attack on NLC members at his house, further revealed that they arrived at his resident at 4:30 am in the morning. He further said that when security operatives accosted them, they discovered that it was the president of the NLC himself that came physically with two tankers, one laden with petrol and one half-full. The minister said he immediately contacted the FCT commissioner of police and the director of SSS as well the FRSC to see if the tankers could be removed. Ngige told newsmen that findings showed that the NLC members were attacked by the thugs they hired, over some disagreements.

“They put one at the gate of my house and put the other one at the gate of the other house which happens to be that of my neighbour. People in that compound were traumatised; some of the cooks and policemen who have quarters were traumatised," he said adding: "Even my neighbours, the husband and wife and their children could not do their business yesterday. My neighbour said they would take legal action; me also. It is an actionable thing; illegal actions are actionable. Nobody is above the law,’’ he said.