“Three Months To The Election”

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We are almost there even if what is seen of our nation today is not quite promising. Sentiments apart, we have come to a point to decide and determine where we are going as a nation.

Today, everything looked uncertain about the path that things will take politically and economilly . The only thing that matter is power to them but the only thing that matter to us the populace is for the country to get its bearing.

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Many people I have interviewed feel like the time, February 2015 fast forwarded for it to be put behind. Talking about corruption and desperation, it’s quite obvious. But the fact of the matter is, everyone should be ready to work hard for the expected change.

In life nothing comes easy, if it does. It would not stand the test of time. We must brace up and be determine to create a new national experience and pathway to genuine development.

We have been lied to for too long. Politician squander our money, make life too unbearable fo so many. Yet at such time as this when election is knocking, they bring, come in pretence with small, small things like food and wrapper in exchange for vote.

They have been doing it over the years. Should we allow that to continue. The one you took over the past years did not lead anybody anywhere.

We have come to the time when you can use that voter’s card to turn around your life and that of your incoming generation.

Many times people ask me. Who are the people to bring the change? My answer is Nigerians should begin to look at track record of perfomance to know who that will bring the change. Afterall we would not import leaders from somewhere else.

Let power change hands, most especiallly at the center. There shouldn’t be any centiments about that. The good of the nation is the good of all irrespective of where you come from. Unless you don’t want a successful country. Then maintain the status quo.

It take one man to path a new course for a common good. With truth and genuine commitment for positive and desirable turnarount that would be for all not for few.
We couldn’t say the country lack such man out of almost 200 million people. Nigerian should not be satisfied with a political party ruling for time longer that necesary afterall there are two sides to a coin. Cast your vote and make it count. You will need to wait for another four years to have another opportunity.

“Photography 101: Victory”

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Victory time is a celebration time. This time of the year is to give gratitude and be full of joy all around the world. That, if you’re yet to be there, there is life and hope is real and alive.
Thankgiving in the US and one form of celebration or the other around the globe.

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Colorful Carnival float in the dry run. The real african biggest party is less than a month. See you there and then. Be on the look out friends.

This is the last day of November class of wordpress blogging university photography 101.

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Kudos to everyone.  Really a great treat.

Onthego,

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Enjoy

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“In For A Devaluation Ride”

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Devaluation of Naira.

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$1 to 186 Naira.  It means there is a step downward? Or a step nowhere.

The Federal Executive Council has appproved to import from South Africa 750,000 clean and ‘smart’ stoves for 6 billion naira to be distributed to women. Rural or Urban? A step up on ‘stomach infrastructure!

I leave political issue to the politicians. The whole thing has become comedy.

There are so many powerful peeople in Nigeria with moves not too clear to be understood! (Baba nmogba, tan ba tan e. Koo ma tan ara re). If you’re being deceived, don’t deceive yourself.

Too many conflicting statements. Sometimes I wonder what is the purpose of the “rigmaroling”among the ruling class at center . Pardon me, would not dare sound like the Hon. from Edo with ‘oyinbo kabiti kabiti. (Unsual and hard to be understood grammar).

There are so many racketeering between our banks and black market operators. Imagine a bank where you have domicilliary account and other accounts such as saving and current. If you need dollar to buy to fund your domicilliary account, it’ll not be sold to you. You’ll be advice to source your dollar need from parallel black market. That one no be american wonder? Please I need to make some tea, ‘need to cool my temper’

1st image source: pinterest.

“Photography 101: Double”

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Double flower lines on an interlocking pathwway landscape. The upper part are double lanes going opposite direction.

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At the botom of the photograph is double concrete slabs guiding the street light pole in addition to the double rooftop pillars of Gogobiri Central Mosque, Mary Slessors way, Calabar.

“Leaders and Followers”

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Success of a nation is also success of citizenry. We may not need to go too far, the United Arab Emirate of today was conceived by men who saw and knew the big picture. Today we all can see what the oil money can do to make that dream a reality.

In Nigeria, we hadly give those that had done their home work well the opportunity to tackle governance with sincererity of purpose, chance to deliever the common largesse. Instead, we frustrate them because of sectional and selfish interest. The northern part of Nigeria leaders are now at the receiving end of what they started. Their post independent leaders did everything to raise new generation of leaders.

These new leaders were not nationalistic and they lack developmental drive that could create a new nation. They wanted power for the power sake, that benefit none other than themselves. At the national level where politics supposed to be tranformational, and the stake wider. It had been a closed-up business and it still is till date even when power has moved around on few occasions as it is presently. Nothing has changed.

The followers, up north suffered so much in their leader’s hand and we all know the result today.

Today, there are pocket of transformation here and there, but the most important transformation is building human capacity in line with the need of the society with sincererity for a better nation which we will all be proud of. And that start with the leadership. But if they continue the way they are! One day, people will rise up against them and it won’t be funny.

Insurgency in any part of Nigeria shouldn’t have been taken lightly.
We need to be decisive. We need competence, we need a responsive leadership who are proactive and prompt in taking right decision at all time.