Archive for March, 2015


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Hello beautiful people!!!!! How’s everyone doing???? It’s been a minute. Who missed me? *no hands* 😦 . Well, I missed you guys, school has been bloody hectic (the funny part is we’ve been busy doing almost nothing). My dad shouldn’t hear that sha, in his mind I have been utilising the fees he paid to the optimum. Asides school, a whole lot has been going on, I pray God gives me the willpower to give you guys the gist soon.

Now, except you’ve been living under a rock, I’m pretty sure you all know the election of a lifetime is upon us. I breezed into school today to tidy up a few things after which I had to go to the market, as my dad requested I stocked up “for the election”. The market was very rowdy and as expected everything was almost double the price. Security personnel were on every corner and I noticed they made it a point to disrupt any gathering of more than two young men. On the bus, three women made it their mission to discuss why they had to buy half the market as they were unsure of what the aftermath of the elections would hold. While their discussion lingered, a battle was going on in my head as to why everyone was anticipating violence. Even my lecturer parted with the words “We’ll see again when the coast is clear” on Thursday. A lecturer fixed a class for Monday morning, but as expected, over half of the class myself included said a big NO to the class for the same reason (my reason was sha because I never want to take lectures *looks around for my father*). The roads were surprisingly free for a Friday and there was little or no noise about turning up. There were rumours of uproars in certain areas although I passed the same roads and witnessed nothing (I nor understand where some people dey see their news sha). I mean one broadcast message I got said members of a particular political party were being molested and several of them had been killed with their bodies lying on the streets. Meanwhile I was at the very location for a good two hours before the broadcast message came in and another two hours after and there was no noise whatsoever.

This is no doubt the most keenly contested and most talked about election in the history of our democracy. And as such, the anticipation of violence isn’t implausible. Although I still find it alarming that certain individuals still see violence as a medium for settling election disputes. As it has been preached from time immemorial; these people you are fighting for have children that are miles away from all the violence and uproar. Why exactly do you feel your own life if any less important? I have come to a conclusion that the elections will come and go and Nigeria will still be here. The country is way bigger than any candidate and whoever wins is the best candidate.

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The message remains the same: VOTE WITH INK AND NOT BLOOD, VOTE NOT FIGHT, SHUN EVERY FORM OF VIOLENCE, PLEDGE PEACE…. Come 28th March: CAST YOUR VOTE IN PEACE AND WAIT FOR THE RESULTS AT HOME. Lastly, please make it a point of duty to clarify rumours before acting.

UNTIL NEXT TIME…… VOTE WITH INK NOT BLOOD AND DO VOTE WISELY

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LET GO

LET GO AND LET GOD…..

Hello Beautiful People!!!! TGIF!!!! (lemme not shout too much I have to be in school tomorrow 😦 ). Anyway, I trust you all had a great week, and even if you didn’t don’t worry it’s over now and next week will be much better. Today we have a post from someone we will definitely be seeing a lot of on here from now on (I’m praying and fasting she keeps to her promise), I have been begging her to come on the blog for only God knows how long. During the week she calls me to say she will send in a post and I was really glad.

Here’s what Osas Uwoghiren aka The genius has for us 😀 ……

As humans, we are territorial by default. Based on past experiences, we tend to put boundaries around stuff we own. These boundaries might be physical like the passwords on our devices, window bars, fences in our homes. They might also be non-physical like the walls we put up against our hearts due to past experiences.

Invariably, we all have BARRIERS in one area of our life or the other. I am of the opinion that these barriers are important to ward off potential danger or hurt as I’ve also had them.   But come to think of it, have we asked ourselves this simple truth… With these bars up, how can we tell when the good things or Mr. Right come our way??

For some, as a result of these bars, they’ve allowed good things pass them by. Majority of us are so caged in that we can’t even tell how the warmth of the sun on our skin feels like. We can’t recognise happiness any more.

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LET GO AND LET GOD…..

However, what if there’s a way to checkmate the right from the wrong.. The angel from the devil. Well, today’s your lucky day as I present you the one that knows it all. He’s able to see the thoughts and intents of men. He knows the END way before the BEGINNING.. “Oooh, I’ve heard all these before..” you might say. But, I ask you, have you made a decision to let your bars down for him?? to let him come in and take over.. He’s the only one that can help you spot the difference between what’s right for you and what should be thrown in the trash.

ENOUGH of the heartaches, disappointments, shame and disgrace, it’s time to let the bars down and let the all-knowing God take full control of the wheel of your life. I assure you’ll land in paradise sooner than you expect.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Action Point:

Accept Jesus as the anchor and saviour of your life via this simple prayer:

Dear Lord, I accept you into my life today because your word says “For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation”. Thank you for accepting me into your kingdom. Thank God I’m saved.

We hope to hear from you again soon Osas 😀 .

My thoughts: Barriers are important; very important. In Biochemistry, Biology etc we are taught that cells have membranes that act as barriers to their external environment, but these cells also need some important substances from their external environment. Which is why these membranes are also selectively permeable (they allow certain selected substances through them); there are various channels on the membrane through which certain elements needed by the cells pass through (these channels are also regulated by certain factors). Just as in the cell, when we put up barriers in aspects of our lives, we need certain channels to filter things we might need to let in and things we don’t. I believe that channel in our lives is GOD and the factor that regulates that channel is HIS WORD.

Andddd it was my baby brother’s birthday on Wednesday, i struggled to do a post that day to no avail. Still!!!! Happy Birthday to my baby brother Uwa Steve Uwoghiren who is finally “a young adult” and partially legal. I wish you the very best of everything and plenty prosperous years to come. No matter how old you get you’ll alwayssssssss be my baby brother. I love you kid.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY UWA UWOGHIREN!!!!

UNTIL NEXT TIME……. LET GO AND LET GOD… XOXO

DON’T FORGET TO DROP YOUR THOUGHTS…


P.S: THIS IS’NT REALLY A RANT

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 THIS ISN’T REALLY A RANT

Happy New Month people!!!! Welcome to the month of March, I trust you all had a blissful February; not to worry March promises to be better. I hope everyone is enjoying what’s left of their weekend, for behold Monday falls upon us tomorrow. I wouldn’t even classify Saturday as part of my weekend for the fact that I had to be in school yesterday. And as a result of the environmental sanitation exercise, the traffic to and fro was hell and yes I was very late for my class. In other news, the lecturer was this very very very hot and brainy young doctor. If I were to guess I would say she should be in her early 30’s. I just found a new motivation to get my PhD after this (getting my PhD before I’m 28 won’t be such a bad idea *flips brain*). Back to my LASTMA debacle, I’m still quite furious (well, a little less furious than I was on Wednesday). If you still haven’t read the first part of this post you aren’t too late. Click here.

You know how we lower our expectations from/of people so we don’t end up getting disappointed and just when we finally have a reason to lift our expectations, we get disappointed anyway. This is one of the reasons I was really pissed! I always have an absolute worst case scenario for every single situation (my friends call me a psycho for this sha; it can be really bad sometimes). The reason is just so I am prepared for whatever happens in the end. Unfortunately in this case I just never imagined anyone could be so wicked! My anger was for the fact that at first I was really happy to know we still had a few good LASTMA officers like him despite everything we hear about them, but in the end he proved himself to be the absolute worst! Nothing kills me more than getting disappointed like that.

Another infuriating fact I pulled from that experience was that most of our traffic control, vehicle inspection and security operatives in this country might just be the utter vilest! I’ve heard of so many cases where the complainant ends up becoming the culprit just because the officers need someone to take the fall/ are too lazy to carry out their duties/ just need to fill their pockets. The LASTMA officer said “Madam see ehn, ordinarily if it was another officer he would have directed you to pass one way, so that they will book you and you’ll pay #25,000. I’m just doing it for you because you looked responsible”. His statement has been a major reason for concern ever since. What are we to make of the fact that officers are willing to “lead you in the wrong path” just so they can fill their pockets?

This goes to show that just like our politicians, most of our security operatives are just after filling their pockets! They barely care for/about the people they have either sworn to serve or protect. Gabriel said on the previous post that letting the officer in was a risky move seeing as he could have had a weapon on him; my question is was I supposed to consider this being that I was dealing with “an officer”? Under normal circumstances the answer would be no, but seeing how everything turned out I probably should have had that in mind. Although I was very relieved and thus felt safer when I saw the officer at first, in the end I learnt that the same officers ought to be one of the problems I should be shielding myself from.

If the politicians only care about amassing wealth and the security operatives’ mostly care about filling their pockets, where does that leave me the ordinary citizen? Where do I run in time of trouble?

P.S: I already have Esther and Ifueko on the squad to find that officer: more recruits are welcomed!

UNTIL NEXT TIME…….. XOXO

DON’T FORGET TO DROP YOUR THOUGHTS….