I love him and I know he loves me too, he hits me at times, but I think it’s my fault because I provoke him into doing it, I know he’ll change with time because he is not the violent type. He’s just having a bad day and I need to learn to be more submissive, I already have kids for him and they need their father to be in their life, if I leave him, I don’t know where I am going to start from. He is the only man I have known all my life, he is my rock, who is going to love me if I leave him? What are my parents going to say, what are my church members going to think of me, what is the society going to say, what am I going to tell my kids when they come of age. Maybe, he needs to hit me every once in a while to bring me to my senses at times.
On the 7th, June 2017, the Independent National Electoral Commission informed the public of the registration, of five new political parties ahead of the 2019, general election in Nigeria.
This was made known by INEC’s chairman and commissioner, Information and Voters Education Committee, Mr Adedeji Soyebi in Kaduna, at the closure of the commission’s meeting.
Presently, the associations that have applied for registration to the commission are 95 in number, meanwhile, 2 of the associations have withdrawn their applications willingly.
Mr Soyebi revealed that 760,989 voters have been registered nationwide so far, while speaking on the Continuous Voters Registration(CVR), which started on the 27th of April. He further broke it down, that 40.5 percent of females and 59.5 percent of males made up for the figure.
According to him, 31, 808 have so far collected their PVCs while 34,560 persons applied for their polling units to be transferred. Soyebi said that INEC could currently not decentralize the voters registration to the Registration Area Level, due to budgetary defects, adding that due consideration would be given to areas with peculiar problems.
The political parties he mentioned are:
- Young Progressive Party (YPP)
- Advanced People Democratic Alliance (APDA).
- New Generation Party of Nigeria (NGP).
- All Democratic Peoples Movement (ADPM).
- Action Democratic Party (ADP).
Coming to terms with a lot of things in one’s life can be very difficult at times, there are so many of us who were born and imbibed into certain religion , while some, out of curiosity found their own path.
There are people who are neither here nor there, and of-course, those who have no religious belief. Whatever group or category you belong to, is not the real issue here, but your ability to show and profess confidently and proudly where you actually belong to, is what matters.
In the society of today, a lot of pressure has been placed on the issue of religion and especially in terms of recent happenings, which has left the world in so much chaos and uncertainties, so much as to make a believer second guess themselves. This is why non religious people, see others who hold on, tenaciously to their belief, as people who have a mental dis-order, they can not comprehend why a person should believe in something they can neither see, hear nor feel.
I, personally would rather have a religious belief to hold on to, than not. I feel very comfortable and confident that I have a religious belief that makes me feel safe each time I open my eyes to a new day, giving me new hope, giving me the assurance that everything will be alright. The knowledge alone, that there is something out there, a ”Higher Being”, that I am holding on to, keeps me going. This enables me to channel my feelings through prayers , which can be very meditative and healing for my mental and physical being.
As a teenager, I remember feeling a little bit awkward, sharing my religious beliefs, praying in public places, especially when I was not in the midst of people who directly shared my beliefs, I remember gaining more confidence when I made the conscious effort to equip myself with a lot of research into my beliefs. Trust me, as the saying goes that “Knowledge is Power” I surely became empowered and felt more confident.
I am a christian, a catholic and a proud one at that, I am not ashamed to profess and practice it. Let us practice what we preach, by living it. When you choose to compromise your faith to suit a purpose, then you are letting yourself down, you are not being truthful to yourself and to the people around you. Why are you afraid of what people might think or say about your choice? take a stand, because, it is either you are loved for what you believe in or hated for it, the choice, is yours to make.
Make a conscious effort, to really understand where you belong, be true to yourself and live for yourself, rather than live for others.
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An Edo state indigene, Dr. Osato Osemwengie, left the shores of Nigeria in the 80s for the United State of America, where he became an indomitable force to be reckoned with in Robotic Engineering. He has since then, in Texas set a very high standard and pace for academicians to follow.
He is currently one of the Nigerians that are connecting bright and shinning dots on the map of the universe, with his ground breaking record.
After 6 Master’s Degrees, Dr. Osato Osemwengie plans on obtaining his 7th Master’s Degree, and according him will have his 4th Ph.D degree in Dallas at the University of Texas, in September 2017.
Dr. Osatohanwen Osemwengie has been a member of the American Armed Forces, creating drones for the United States Army, which are used for the purposes of surveillance, in order to gather crucial and important information.
He is an accomplished academician, who is also the founder of the Open Robotics University, that allow people to further exercise their talent and expand their skills into all areas, relating to engineering.
Ibrahim El-Zakzaky the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria(IMN) is not only alive, but hale and hearty according to sources.
There has been great tension especially among his followers, following rumors about his poor state of health and even possible death.
It has therefore, been revealed by NAN, that a security official who is an insider, has describe the rumor as a malicious plot made by mischievous rumor mongers, trying to create tension and confusion among the people. And especially to also take advantage of the Ramadan period in order to gain their support and sympathy.
“The family members of El-Zakzaky and top Islamic leaders of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCI), had in the past paid him visits” also was revealed by the security agency.
It would be recalled, that El-Zakzaky was arrested on the 14th of December , 2015, following a clash between the soldiers and some of his followers. He has been in the custody of the DSS ever since.
Are you a parent terrified of how you are going to deal with all the intense growth that comes with teen years? Or do you already have them on your hands and are a bit confused? Or have you not considered it yet?
Well, just to let you know that you are not alone. These years do not come only with the physical changes, but also emotional and psychological changes. They tend to be more rebellious at this stage, wanting to be more in charge of their emotions and trying to always get you to understand things from their own point of view or perspective.
Parents make so many mistakes at this crucial stage of their children’s mental development. They tend to want to still be in control through forcefulness and high-handedness. This has caused a lot of strain between parents and their teenage kids.
ADVICE ON HOW TO APPROACH THIS STAGE AS A PARENT.
LISTEN: Be ready to be their friend, at this stage, they want you to be more understanding of their needs and one of the ways in which you can achieve this, is by paying more attention to them, taking out the time to study them behaviorally and learn to be a good listener.
BE READY TO ANSWER QUESTIONS: This is when you start getting some very uncomfortable questions from your teenage kids, that is, if you have been able to win their friendship, be ready to answer these questions as honestly as you can,” even though you are going crazy inside” calmness at this stage is very crucial.
SLOW TO ANGER: You have to learn at this stage to keep your anger in check, you push them away by exhibiting so much anger when they make mistakes.
TRUST: Teenagers open up more, when they feel they can trust you, they tell you things on their mind sometimes, without you even asking. Work at gaining their trust and gradually other things will fall into place.
Above all, do not forget to pray and continue to pray for your children, as this is the seal that binds all, mentioned above. Let us share our thoughts on this and help inspire someone today.
Her Excellency, the first Lady of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari, arrived Nigeria this morning aboard a British Airway flight at about 4.30am from the United Kingdom.
The wife of the president of Nigeria was away to visit her husband who is recuperating currently in Britain. Mrs Buhari went on to appreciate the vice president Professor Yemi Osinbanjo for his continuous support to her husband and also his unflinching commitment to actualizing the agenda of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
Mrs Buhari also thanked Nigerians on behalf of her husband for their fervent prayers and gives the assurance that the President will join us soon as he is recovering fast.
Hostels in Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, has been banned from engaging in any form of religious activities from halls of residence within its campus. An official letter which was duly signed by Grace Akinola, the University’s Dean of Student Affairs, dated June 4th 2017 states that, “All religious activities are hereby suspended in halls of residence, students are hereby implored to pray in their rooms or move down to religious ground,”
It was gathered from students who told TheCable Lifestyle that the pronouncement was made because of the indiscriminate use of unapproved locations for religious activities by both Muslim and Christian religious groups.
“Meanwhile there are about 50 fellowships and churches in the university. They further went on to say that some OAU fellowships tend to over exaggerate some of their activities which sometimes constitutes a nuisance on campus.They converge in cafeterias, lecture rooms, waiting rooms, and sports courts, this is more annoying because OAU has put in efforts to make available special arrangement for religious activities in a place called religious ground.”
The management of the institution has also sealed two halls housing mosques over the crisis within the Muslim students’ body of the university.
In September 2016 Akinola informed the public of the existence of a splinter group in the school’s chapter of the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN). The group was accused of going against Islamic religious doctrines and school laws.
Gbolahan Yusuf Abdulhamed, General Secretary, OAU chapter of MSSN, had subsequently countered Akinola’s allegations, saying that a detailed findings was not carried out on the matter.
Cheick Tiote reportedly in China, during training at the early hours of today with Beijing Enterprises, collapsed and was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. He was 30years old.
He was said to have died about one hour, after collapsing during training by Beijing Enterprises. A team statement also revealed that “At approximately 6p.m. of June 5, 2017,when the team was having their regular training session, our foreign player from Ivory Coast, Mr.Cheick Tiote, fainted without any warning and the Club sent him to the hospital immediately”. All efforts to revive him proved abortive and he passed on at approximately 7p.m.
Tiote recently moved from Newcastle, after signing with the second- division club in China . He was a defensive midfielder who spent six-and-a-half seasons on Tynesisde, with over 150 appearances while playing in both the Premier League and championship.
His former team mates have gone on social media to express their condolences, as words of his passing spread.
The head of the United Nations Populations Fund, UNFPA, Babatunde Osotimehin, is dead. He died at the early hours of today, Monday the 6th at the age of 68.
He was before his death, Nigeria’s Minister of Health and Nigeria’s former head of Aids agency, NACA.
Mr. Babatunde Osotimehin who was born on the 6th of February,1949, was also at the College of Medicine in the university of Ibadan a former provost. Twice he was appointed, the fourth Executive director of UNFPA, both in November 2010 and in August 2014.