Monday, January 30, 2012

Of The Wanton Killing and Boko Haram: A False Flag Operation or A Genuine National Migraine?

Save my article ‘Nigeria at 51: My Reflections on security’, in which I dedicated a few lines to the Boko Haram menace, I have maintained a disturbing silence on the issue since the first suicide bombing incident took place in the country. I mean whoever will jump into analysis in a country once regarded as the happiest people on earth; a country where the romance between an average citizen and life is so hot that the mention of death will bring their heart into their mouth. Though the infamous Abdul Mutalab drama should have served as an eye-opener, one cannot readily accept that truly, a Nigerian can commit to blow himself up for whatever cause!

I have tried, over a period of fourteen months, to analyze and understand the

False Flag Operation.

"False flag terrorism" occurs when elements within a government stage a secret operation whereby government forces pretend to be a targeted enemy while attacking their own forces or people. The attack is then falsely blamed on the enemy in order to justify going to war against that enemy. Or as Wikipedia defines it:

False flag operations are covert operations conducted by governments, corporations, or other organizations, which are designed to deceive the public in such a way

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Walk Out On The Ovation

The year 2011 was no doubt a busy one for me; quite eventful and appreciably rewarding as well. I met with new friends who took interest in me for various reasons. While some took interest in me for a reason I still could not decode or decipher, others did simply because of my writings, social work, and most humbly, creative ideas. Now I’m blushing. I always have to deal with the numerous accolades showered on me by my admirers, with genuine humility though.

Silently however, I had always craved an eye-opening critique of my works. After every publication, I usually found myself loitering on the internet, combing my facebook and blog comment box to see whether someone has dropped the very comment I had impatiently waited for.

Monday, January 23, 2012

To All National Youth Service Corps Members

Are you a Youth Corps member? Do you currently serve in Oyo, Kwara, and Akwa Ibom State? Do you have a genuine passion for a transforming CDS in your host community, LG, & State, but you don't know how to go about it? Then, you should talk to GetFired.

In pursuance of its vision, GetFired, an educational revival and student redemption project, commits to mentor 10 Youth Corps members in each of the listed States. With a clear understanding of the needs of the listed States, we will help you to come up with brilliant CDS idea, winning proposal, and

Monday, January 16, 2012

The Beacon.

More often than not, I have come to discover, some certain two elements are the most needed of all pre-conditions to fulfillment, not minding our yardstick of measurement. These two elements are SIGNAL and SENSITIVITY. Though when placed into context, it appears one is much more important than the other, but that is not the case as they both means a lot to each other.

Most of the chances, opportunities and what have you that sets us on the path of destiny fulfillment in life are not that strong a signal, which makes strong sensitivity a sine qua non. I looked into the scripture and two experiences struck me lame:
Moses and the burning bush – Exodus 3 v 1 – 4.
Joash, Elisha and the arrow experience – 2 Kings 13 v 14 – 19. In these two scenarios, I saw how men fulfilled destiny and how men failed.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Interlude.

I've come this far! But I know I still can go that far. Only one thing stands up to me - the interlude is so unpleasant,tempting & frustrating. Oh Lord my God, give me the grace to weather the storm. Hmn....

Monday, January 9, 2012

Peculiar Routes.

Why should we all be anxious, envious and agitated by the rate at which our contemporaries go their journey. Our journies are all about different things, hence the peculiar routes.
The simple reason why you presently feel so heartbroken is because you haven't understood what your journey is all about, hence your unacceptance of its peculiar route.

Take your peace, stop putting it away!

Friday, January 6, 2012

My Idea of Protest: Reaction As Seen From My Binoculars.

I've read about scores of them, and I've also seen few of them. Protest I mean! While some are effective, many proved to be no more than rabble-rousing. I would have love to mesmerize you with another historical epistle, but time is a big issue. What choice do I even have, I'm feeling the effect of the subsidy already as I cannot afford a new pen, hence the need to be stingy with the almost inkless pen I presently boast of. In view of this, I'd go straight to what moves me to purpose here, MY IDEA OF PROTEST.

Without wasting much of your time, I propose a protest in the shade of the 'Bolsheviks Revolution' of 1917,

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

My Dream Team: 2012 Under The Microscope Of A Soul That Seeketh.


Obviously, the enthusiasm is no longer tripping as 2012 is 4 days gone already! This reality notwithstanding, 363/4 days is no small a battle to fight. One of the few writings that set my mood for 11:59pm, December 31, 2011 was Gbemi Akande’s note on team. I had just finished working on some media items in the studio, and was about shutting the system down when God inspired me to design the picture you are seeing in this piece. I rushed it through on Corel Draw 11 and was soon at watch night service at a Boko Haram-proofed cathedral.

At about 11:57pm, I found myself still crying to God asking my long-standing question, “God, what is the blueprint for 2012?” It was just then He told me He did not ask me to design the pix for fun or the sake of it. I present to you the blueprint for 2012 – My Dream Team; and just so you know, we will be playing a 4-1-4-1 formation. I hope someone is not envying my first 11, or my whole team. On a different note however, I expected someone to see beyond the Samson-centered composition, and grab the underlining message.

One critical reality you must factor in this year is the necessity of a blueprint, and the instrumentality of good friendship, relationships, and team to its eventual success. While you will need to make frantic efforts to cultivate good ones, you should also make concerted efforts to revive and refocus the deteriorating ones. Do not be arrogant about anything. You will need a crack team to go all the way in 2012.

OF THE FUEL SUBSIDY AND NAIJA SENSE: A New Way To Buy Recharge Card.

" you are mad!" "you too you are stupid! Abeg no just vex me o 'cos me dey para well well. You sabi speak grammar na im you no go bomb Jonathan with oyinbo for Aso Rock?"
This was the drama that doused my tension a little bit. The Man City v Liverpool match wasn't going my way, and my blood was getting hotter when,

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

I See Hope!!!

I might not want to accept it,
but I see hope, hope for Nigeria.
I see hope in our Tears,
I see hope in our Smiles.
I see hope in our Failures,

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Nothing is fictional about the spiritual facts of life...

Nothing is fictional about the spiritual facts of life...

Expectations for 2012 are high, plans grafted in got to be great, hence, find out the specific laws that governs your purpose and obey them diligently. Do not be moved nor discouraged by the things that can be seen, rather,