A farmer in a particular village planted a mango tree in his backyard just like every other grains were planted and they go through the normal process of growing and germination process before it can be harvested. In this piece I will want you to read through and take cognizance of these words: PLANTING, GERMINATION AND HARVESTING.
The mangoes grew up after passing through it process successfully and were all ripe and edible for harvest. This two mangoes, one was opened to everyone to see and the other was hidden and covered by some leaves, the one that’s opened were very visible to birds and every passers-by making it more attractive for everyone to want to have but it wasn’t easy to plough even as stones and long sticks were used to plough the mango that was visible, mind you, during this process, the mango has developed some bruises even as birds too began to feed on it but however the one that’s covered by the leaves still remain fresh and colourful, making it more attractive than the open one (mango).
Moral Lesson: The farmer symbolises our parents after giving birth to us, they fed and train us to be a better person in the society and that when we are ripe to get married we should be a benefit to our society but during that process some of us so much expose ourselves to every passerby (good, ugly and bad people) which in turn make our lives miserable for society and people there about. Let’s be descent in our life style and protect our dignity as good name is far better than silver and gold. You mustn’t expose your body to show how beautiful you are because beauty always lies in the eyes of the beholder.
Do not be like the mango that was stoned and birds began to feed on.
It’s no longer news any longer that eighty two 82 Chibok girls were released on Saturday 6/5/2017 after a long period of negotiations from the Nigerian government, it’s indeed a breakthrough which might in turn have a negative impact at the long run. During the period of negotiations we do not know what transpired between the duo, all we saw was the outcome which put smiles on people’s faces but I believe this dreaded group won’t have released those girls for free, yet our government felt it’s not ours to know how that miracle happened and how our sisters were rescued. Meanwhile, whatever is given to them MIGHT still be used by them to still get what they wanted from the government and secondly it means our government is a coward by stooping so low to negotiate with terrorist and even granting their request, I think better means would have been implore to rescue those girls instead of this, now if they demanded that our president resigns before releasing other kidnapped girls will he resign?
We pretend to be comfortable in any situation, everyone decides to keep quite because of the fear of the unknown but whether you talk or not what will happen will surely happen. I jokingly posted something on my Facebook wall requesting about Kabiru Sokoto’s where about and you won’t believe the kind of response I got from people, we think the end has come to the dreaded BH abi? An adage says “any society that’s peaceful, it simply means the bastard of the community has not grown” my fear ND concern mostly are the masses because you guys are always at the receiving end and yet you decide to be mute about the current state of things in the country. Nigerians wake up to see what is happening under your nose. United we stand and divided we fall. God bless Nigeria.
The level at which Nigerian ladies/women are treated by their male counterparts have become so alarming. It is on this note that this treatise is written to give advise on the way forward. It’s a call to establish and/or protect the rights of women in Nigeria. The paternal rights being exercised by Nigerian men or the privileges they are enjoying should be extended to Nigerian women as well because some Nigerian men are deriving pleasure in the pains they inflict on their woman.
However, this is a different piece from the previous blog that call for a stop in domestic violence. Domestic violence can be experienced by both men and women as the case may be (all to the detriment of the children) but on this note, the privileges enjoyed by men in Nigeria should be extended to women and be backed by law.
The Nigeria constitution which gives men upper hand in the society has turned some men into monsters and abusers of women most especially their wives. For instance, a man has the right to impregnate a lady who he is not legally married to and deny the pregnancy because it seems the constitution is mute about punishing people with such actions, meanwhile, the man who once rejected a pregnancy can later claim the child in the court of law once the child is 18years; So what happens to the labor and the time spent by the woman in bringing up the child? have we ever think of the emotional trauma that she will be left with?
I want to write emphatically on men/women, pregnancy and child bearing. The Nigeria law makers should see to this and make a law that will punish any defaulter of this act so as to enable us insure the future of nigeria children who are being deprived parental guidiance and reduce the rate at which the children pass through emotional trauma and lack of proper parental upbringing. The law should deter men from denying pregnancy if they in one way or the other connected to the lady in question and if they do they should not have any single right over the child and must contribute to the upbringing of the child including shelter, feeding, clothing, school fees among others or be allowed to face the wrath of the law if he is not able to provide the foregoing. The law should also seek to redress the paternal privileges enjoyed by men alone and seek to include maternal right/privileges so that the women too can have some rights and shouldn’t be used and abused by the same men who are supposed to be their protector .
Kudos to Nigeria federal government who have deemed it fit to remember the Nigerian youth in the fulfilment of part of their campaign promises. The provision of employment by the federal government to five hundred thousand (500,000) Nigeria unemployed youth through Npower which they have started with two hundred thousand (200,000) in the first batch targeted at graduates alone while the second batch of the scheme is designed to take care of secondary school leavers and undergraduate will kick start by 2017. The Npower for graduates intend to employ youth in the following sector: agriculture, education, health and adult literacy.
It’s a good thing to know that government is doing something to alleviate the suffering and reduce the level of unemployment among the youth as it is believed that this kind gesture by the government will help the youth to some extent as stipends will be given to participants for the period of two years. The aim of the scheme is to provide sucour for the unemployed graduates in the country and to make them a better citizens after which some of them have stayed at home and wander around in search of job for a while.
The bone of contention here is what will be the fate of these promising Nigeria youth after two years when their contract will be terminated. Though the government believes the participants should have savings to establish themselves after the period of two years but considering the rate at which prices of things are skyrocketing on a daily basis how much will be left for them to save. It is indeed a commendable effort on the side of the government. However, the fear of the majority is that, won’t these youth go back to square one after two years? can’t the government increase the stipend even though the npower is called a volunteer programme? will the government permanent these youth at the expiration of their two years contract? These and many other questions lingers in the heart of some Nigerians as to what the fate of these youth will be like after two years.
This is indeed a giant stride towards having a better society as it will help curb some social vices in the Nigerian society today because most of these youth now have what do unlike before when they can do just anything for money regardless of the consequences.
My country is a bless Nation, blessed with diverse cultures and multi ethnicity, citizens who are either Christian, Muslim or a traditionalist lives according to the teaching or their religion.
We have been living in peace and harmony before now even though we cannot deny the fact that we have conflicts a times but we always overcome before independence and after independence. its no longer news that we have three (3) major tribes in Nigeria which include, hausa Igbo and yoruba commonly known as WAZOBIA. Things are done majorly among these three tribes because they are seen as the majority, power rotate among these group of people who deprive the minorities of some constitutional rights. We all cannot be at at the hem of affairs but our rights as citizens shouldn’t be trample upon because that is what we seem to be doing to the Hausa/Fulani and it can further metamorphose into conflict when these set of people are pushed to the wall. In my last blog on TRAVELOGUE I i wrote about the level of corruption and cheating on our highway and how some security personnel extort money from passengers using another means from the previous one.
Apart from the “egunje” they collect from drivers, they also extort money from passengers who do not have any form of identification I. E national ID or voters card to alight from their vehicles without getting to their destination and if that is done I believe you know what happens thereafter. Meanwhile most of these passengers now have their ID to avoid further harassment but however, the few people who do not have maybe due to their exposure or their level of education are left alone to dance to the beats played by the security men.
I am writing this piece for the Hausa/Fulani who most of them are being maltreated even in their own land, they are being treated like aliens even in Nigeria. Fate has showcase them worldwide as we know that Fulani are know worldwide, besides we know those who belong to Nigeria either from part of Taraba, Adamawa, Borno to name but few.
A times we are the architect of our problems, these set of people have been treated so bad in recent times and who knows if that’s their reason for picking up weapons and become a threat to our community. Two wrongs cannot make a right.
Let’s embrace unity and stop treating others like animals maybe because of their level of education, social status, religious background among others because only in peace, unity and harmony can we develop our country or else some will be building and others will be destroying. We have some people on the highways who are more deadlier than armed robbers because of the evil they perpetrate in our community and to win the war against them we must work as one. They are selfish Nigerians who want to hit it big at the detriment of others.
Domestic violnce can be be simply put as violent or aggressive behaviour within the home, typically involving the violent abuse of a spouse or partner. Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical violence (beating and leaving bruises on the body), sexual violence (rape or sexual abuse), psychological violence (hurting ones reasoning), and emotional abuse (feelings leading to hatred). The frequency and severity of domestic violence can vary dramatically; however, the one constant component of domestic violence is one partner’s consistent efforts to maintain power and control over the other without minding the effects on him or her.
This has become an epidemic affecting individuals in every community, regardless of age, economic status, sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, or nationality. Domestic violence can result in physical injury, psychological trauma, and in severe cases, even death. The devastating physical, emotional, and psychological consequences of domestic violence can cross generations and last a lifetime.
You know we always think men are always guilty of this but the truth is women also bully some men or children. Meanwhile, regardless of who is taking advantage of who it should be stopped because you see lot of women maltreating their maids, waking them up with hot water, flogging them naked, putting pepper in their private parts, having canal knowledge of their maids and many other things. I call these jungle justice in disguise.
A man who bully a woman is not man enough and should be taking to a psychiatrist for a proper check up and I thing law should be enacted to stop all this social madness.