Thursday, 28 July 2016

WHAT I DON'T GET IN MAYOWA'S CASE

Firstly, let be say i am not involved in the appeal and i do not know anyone close to me who is directly involved. I make appeals on behalf of An-Nusra Foundation; a duly registered charity which verifies all claims made to Regional Management Teams (RMT) before approval by a 6 man Board of Trustee based on the recommendation of the RMT, it is at this stage people like us are contacted to make post. An-Nusra Foundation was not involved in this case neither did they receive any appeal from Mayowa's family. So what i am about to say is without bias.

Secondly, at this stage it is premature to call the Mayowa appeal a scam. It has been confirmed that she is seriously down with ovarian cancer, the only claim now being made is that the hospital has given up on her and it is the family that went ahead to make the appeal. But this raises two questions. The first is we saw Mayowa herself ask people for help, if it was her family who were trying to "scam" us did they also compel the sick lady to ask for money and where was the hospital staff while this was going on? The second question is if you had a sister or a relative you love and the hospital says there is no hope for her will you not seek alternatives? What if the family still insisted on flying her abroad for treatment? Is there a case in America that they have actually given up on? Its hard, even for non curable diseases there are clinical trials in America, if you can raise 30 million for your love one to go for any of these will you not?

Added to this there are evidences that Emory Hospital, Atlanta, U.S.A was contacted. Those now saying its a scam are claiming the family said they now want to fly her to Abu Dhabi instead. How this makes it a scam is still unknown. I have handled a case with some persons before where we wanted to fly the brother to America then the price was too much we later decided on Abu Dhabi, we were processing the passport when the man died. Can people no longer change their mind on where they want their loved ones treated?

Even more there is evidence that Emory Hospital asked for a Consultancy of about 500,000 and a deposit of 100,000 dollars which amounts to the 32 million raised. The hospital went ahead to say when treatment starts patient can spend up to 30,000 dollars (9 million naira!) PER TREATMENT AND 10 TO 50 TREATMENTS ARE NEEDED.

This was the same ridiculous charges the hospital we contacted in America for the case i mentioned gave us and we settled for Abu Dhabi, perhaps as Mayowa's family did.

Lastly, i will want to urge foundations to step up their game. At An-Nusra Foundation, monies are paid into foundation account and the Foundation pays directly to the hospital, everything ends up being transparent. I think this is something the likes of Aramide Kasumu can adopt for her foundation instead of arresting families of sick people.

Maybe there will be evidence of a scam tomorrow but there is non today and we are playing with a lady's life.

- Eseoghene Al- Faruq Ohwojeheri

Do Not Let Your Emotion Cause Commotion

There is an adage of the Yoruba people that says "Omo abi ire ki n rin loru meaning a child with an upright background never stay out at night" a friend once told me it's a tale of the olden days. Civilization has taken over with street lights everywhere and increase in security measures in place, people now move freely with less panic. No cause for alarm.

However, the excitements and expression of emotion can cause commotion. Caution should never be thrown to the wind when spending time out at night. If you must walk, work or have fun at night then do with caution. There are nightcrawlers everywhere. We have heard stories of abduction. In fact there are people who are now behind bars nabbed by policemen as robbers- mistaken identity. Even some 'waka about' men have slept with demons in woman form. There's nothing new under the sky-- things happen at night. People seal billion naira contract at night. Politicians have their meetings at nights. We also watch football match at night. However, we must not throw caution to the wind.

In a recent chat I had with DSP Ebere Amariazu, Enugu State Police Public Relations Officer, he said " there is no problem to go out and have fun at night so long one is law abiding."

In fact, Enugu State is taking the lead as one of the peaceful State in Nigeria and that is a reflection of security partnership with members of the public and sister security agencies. Everyone is a partner in safeguarding the state.

Let me end this way, there is need for everyone in the country to change the mindset of "e no concern me" because the nation belongs to us. We all have to be security conscious so we can shame those who say we are not united.

Safety begins with you.

One love Nigeria!

- Abdulhakeem Adeoye

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Comparative analysis between wives of today and that of yesterday By Pof. Yusuf Dankofa

1).Yesterday's Wives.

Welcome my husband, hope the office was not stressful., your favorite food is ready, let me lead you to the bathroom first,then you take your dinner, you look so tired, am sure you'll be okay after taking your dinner, welcome my one and only.

Today's Wives

Please don't put unnecessary pressure on me, you can go to the fridge pick up the stew, microwave it and boiled the remaining rice, i am your wife and not your cook.

2).Yesterday's Wives
Darling stop thinking about our lack of money. Its going to be temporary. God will see us through and we are going to come out of it stronger. After all, we can still feed ourselves and the children. We need to give the Almighty that glory. I am with you through thick and thin,my husband,the owner of my dowry.

Today's Wives________________Look I am sick and tired of living in this abject poverty with you. Why did you bring me to your house when you know that you are not ready for marriage?Every day is one complaint or the other. Are you the Complainant General of Nigeria. We don't have cars,our house is in Tudunwada,when your mates are in GRAs. Look if you don't find solutions to your problems,you will come back and not find me in this your rotten house.

3).Yesterday's Wives____________My husband,we only have 3 children,don't you think we should have more. You know children are gifts and mercies from God. And the more the merrier.

Today's Wives_______________Look am sick and tired of this marriage. You won't allow me to rest by your constant urge to have more children. I am okay with our two children. I can't allow you to spoil my figure 8 by bearing another 4 children. You are so wicked that I feel you want to spoil my psychedelic looks. If you dare force me,I will sue you for rape.

4).Yesterday's Wives___________My husband,take heart and don't worry. I shall go with you to Zaria. Your being transferred from the glitterati of Abuja to Zaria might be a blessing in disguise. We shall take the advantage of the educational institutions to advance our education. Some disappointments could be a blessing.

Today's Wives______________Me I can't follow you to Zaria o. God forbid bad thing. From Abuja to Zaria?I can't cope with such a demotion. To start living in a village. You had better look for another wife. I can't live in a city without silver birds,Amigo supermarket or Dunes

5)Yesterday's Wives__________My husband,I have enough clothes. This N30.000 you are giving me,pls keep it and save for a rainy day.

Today's Wives________________Why are you so stingy?Do you have super glue in your palms?What an insult. What kind of shopping do you want me to do with N50.000?What can I buy?Is it Swiss lace or Dubai gold. I am disappointed in you. Your mates are giving their wives $5000 to shop,here you are humiliating me with naira. I don't blame you. It is because I refused to marry Chief Antonio that's why you are messing up with me.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

TWO WRONGS THAT MAKE A RIGHT

There were two houses standing next to each other. In one of them resided a very unhappy family. The spouses yelled at each other, they fought and quarreled all the time.
The other was a place of happiness and calm.

During one of the fights the wife asked her husband:

“Did you ever hear them quarrel or yell over at that house?

No!

So, go there and see what they do to avoid it!”

The husband stood at the window of his neighbors and watched. There, they were busy doing their own thing. The wife was in the kitchen cooking, and the man sat at the table writing. The phone rang and the man jumped up and headed to the hallway to get it.

On his way he bumped into a vase, it fell and broke. He got down to his knees and started picking up the pieces. The wife ran into the room from the kitchen. She also kneeled down and started helping her husband to pick them up.

The man said to his wife:
“I am so sorry. I rushed to get the phone and bumped into the vase. It fell and got broken.”

The wife replied: “No, honey, it is my fault. I put it there on the way. That’s why you bumped into it.”

They kissed, and that was over. Both got back to what they were doing.

The man who watched them returned to his wife. She wanted to know what the secret of their happiness was.

What he said was fantastic:
*“I know it now. In their family they both are guilty and in our family both of us are always right!”*
That’s the secret of family happiness!

Food for thought.
The "trick" isn't in not wanting to take responsibility, but rather in not claiming right.

There are times you need to forfeit your right to earn your peace: depends on which you cherish most.

This recipe is applicable, not only in the home, but also
-at work
-on the road
-in the market place
-between nations.
-all relationships.

-Anonymous

Greet a Muslim in the right way!

❌ Salam (peace)
❌ (and peace)
❌ Slm/Wslm (no meanings)
❌ Aslm alkm/ Wlkm slm(no meanings). All the above words do not represent Islamic greetings. This is considered
🚫IMPOLITE
🚫UNWISE and
🚫UNEDUCATED to use these words as a way of greeting in islam, Some people have gone to the extent of abbreviating our Creator's Name (Allah S.W.T) into writing "Alh" ❌ or "Wlh" ❌ . INNALILLAHI WA INNA'ILAIHI RAJIUN! Why ❓ This is getting worst! Please my brothers and sisters in Islam, let us try and change for the sake of Allah.
NOTE THAT: All the above words are not islamic and didn't represent Islamic greetings, but
✅ EDUCATED,
✅ WISE, and
✅CIVILIZED MUSLIMS write:
✔ Assalamu Alaikum = peace be upon you
✔Wa Alaykumussalam = and peace be upon you too.
OR
✔Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh = may peace, mercy and blessings of Allah be upon you. ✔ Wa'alaikumussalam Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh = may peace,mercy and blessings of Allah be upon you All Muslims and let everyone take part until you are happy with
(Peace be upon you all).
👥There are different wayz of saying salaam
Here we go with the meanings
👥1) Assalaamu Alaikum
(May allah shower peace upon u)
👥2)Salamalai-kum
(It's lyk cursing )
👥3)Asaam-o-Alaikum
(U will die)
.
👥4)Assa-e-kum
(U will suffer from happiness)
👥5)Slam-le-kum
(u will be poor)
👥6)salaam
(U.gvng ur salaam to shaithan)
👥Plz make all Muslims aware of these facts...
👥Assalaamu-Alaikum...!!!

-Anonymous