Monthly Archives: November 2019

The need to restore our norms and values


So I had long wanted to remain on my lane and not be too controversial about issues that did not concern me.

I often get attacked for telling it the way it is, but I just can’t keep quiet anymore because that’s why I am in this space, to educate, inform as well as entertain.

Moreover, I am also a mother and felt that the trends are not so good for our upcoming young girls.

I am using this particular picture because we seem to be drifting away from the real norms and values our parents instilled in us ‘then’.

Various people may want to look at it in a different way as in what’s her own? Ok, it concerns me because we have a generation of girls who have no respect for womanhood.
You must not dress in a certain way before you could be seen as beautiful, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.

In those days girls don’t joke with parts of their bodies especially their breasts, I remember one time in class, SS 1 or two one male teacher asked us the girls if it’s true that girls will prefer their under to be seen than their breast?

Being the old school girls of that time, none of us were about to answer and we never knew the answer. But today reverse is the case, if one breast or rather both are not hanging outside, or your home bum or lap is not seen then you are not fashionable.

And most times you wonder if those girls are really orphans. Left for me no sane mom should allow her girl in the name of trends of fashion
To step out looking this way.
Back then there was an excuse for how young girls hide those skimpy clothes in the bag while going out, but today I believe it’s right in front of their parents.

And don’t get me awry maybe becausee I am using a photo of a Christian girl no, religion has nothing to do with it. I grew up in a very strict pastoral home, where if your skirt is not below your knee you can’t go out.

And we respected that and today we are glad we did. What is wrong remains wrong even if everyone else is doing it?
Where are the preachers? They’ve all deviated to looking for their own livelihood. But it is high time for parents, society, institutions and relevant stakeholders to come together to correct the wrongs.

Photos- Aisha Buhari receives Mufty Menk At The Villa.


Wife of the president, Aisha Buhari Yesterday received visiting scholar Sheik Mufty Menk who is currently on a visit to Nigeria.

Aisha Buhari posted on her Twitter page stayed how delighted she was to have hosted the influential Islamic cleric.

Meet Nigerian identical twin sisters who are both pastors.

Two sisters Florence Taiwo Olawoyin and Eunice Kehinde Adeniran are 55 year olds who share much more than being born as identical twins. Just like any other identical twins, they left no stone unturned to live their lives,

some of their identical life indicates that they share almost everything together. They reportedly got married on the same day, gave birth on the same day and founded a church, where they and their husbands are all pastors.

They have been inseparable from birth and currently live in the same compound with their respective families in Ibadan in south-western Nigeria.

We had lots of disagreements growing up, especially on house chores, but we didn’t allow a third party to settle our disputes, not even our parents,” said Ms Olawoyin, the older of the two.

In Yoruba culture, twins are always named Taiwo, which means “first”, and Kehinde, which means “last”.

However, although Kehinde was the second to be born, she is considered the older, or more senior, of the two.

This is because the Yoruba believe the first born is always sent into the world first as a scout – to make sure it’s safe for the second twin to follow.

“While in high school, whenever each of us was to be punished for an offence, we shared the strokes of cane equally,” said Ms Adeniran with a twinkle in her eye.

Sharing strokes of the cane was not the only mischief the identical twins engaged in, as they also wrote class tests for each other without their teachers noticing.

Taiwo and Kehinde on their wedding day
Their husbands say there was a consensus that both families to live together

Though they won’t say whether it was planned, they both gave birth on the same day, in the same hospital. Ms Olawoyin to a boy, Ms Adeniran to a girl.

Of course, the children were christened on the same day.

“Whenever either of us was not at home, the other breastfed both babies,” Ms Olawoyin said.

The children, Adeniran Adesola and David Olawoyin – now adults, told the BBC that they still mistook their mothers, especially when they spoke over the phone.

source: BBC

Request for the National Assembly to Reconsider and Approve the Federal Government’s 2016-2018 External Borrowing Plan


“Pursuant to Sections 21 and 27 of the Debt Management Office (Establishment Etc) Act, I hereby request for resolutions of the Senate to approve the Federal Government’s 2016-2018 External Borrowing Plan (for a loan of $29.96 billion) as well as relevant projects under this plan.

“Specifically, the Senate is invited to note that (a): While I have transmitted the 2016-2018 external borrowing plan to the Eighth National Assembly in September 2016, this plan was not approved in its entirety by the legislature.

“Only the Federal Government’s emergency projects for the Northeast’s four states projects and one China-Assisted Railway modernisation project for Lagos-Ibadan segment were approved out of the total of 39 projects.

“(b). That outstanding projects in the plan that were not approved by the legislature are nevertheless, critical to the delivery of the government’s policies and programmes relating to power, mining, roads, agriculture, health, water and educational sectors.


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Ogun Government Cancels November Sanitation Exercise


The Governor Dapo Abiodun-led Ogun State Government has cancelled the monthly sanitation exercise for the month of November in the state.

To this end, the government said it has lifted restriction of movement order.

The governor, in a statement by his Chief  Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, said the cancellation would enable secondary school students across the state to take part in the on-going National Examination Council (NECO) examinations.

Abiodun while giving the approval said the decision was arrived at after reviewing the challenges that the restriction of movement order would have on the Mathematics paper in the NECO exams schedule for Saturday (November 30) and which coincides with the timing of the monthly sanitation exercise.

“It has become expedient that the interest of the students be considered. Mathematics is a general subject and we need to facilitate a hitch-free preparation and movement of students, teachers and NECO officials and examiners…

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Appeal court Upholds governor Lalong’s victory


Governor Simon Bako Lalong of the plateau state has been formed by the appeal court sitting in Jos. Governor Lalong who affirmed his victory said it wasn’t just for him but for the entire people of the state.

In a statement issued out shortly after his affirmation in court, by the director of press and public affairs, Makut Simon Macham, quoted the governor as saying that this has shown that the people of the state believed in their rescue mission.

This is not a victory for me but for the entire people of Plateau who have demonstrated faith in our rescue mission. Like I have repeatedly said, I am governor for everyone irrespective of party, tribe, religious or any other affiliations.” – Long


Lovely throw back photo of Kaduna state First Lady Hadiza El-rufai


Wife of Kaduna state governor hajiya Hadiza Nasiru Elrufai has shared a cute throwback photo of herself when she was just a little girl.

She captions the picture “throwback. Circa 1966

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