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PRESIDENT GOODLUCK EBELE JONATHAN AND GENERAL MUHAMMADU BUHARI (PRESIDENT ELECT)

PRESIDENT GOODLUCK EBELE JONATHAN AND GENERAL MUHAMMADU BUHARI                    (PRESIDENT ELECT)

History was made yesterday as General Muhammadu Buhari was elected the next president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Defeating the incumbent President Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan in what has been termed the least controversial elections in the history of the nation’s democracy. After running for the position in four consecutive elections, he finally became the people’s choice. Some have said his persistence finally paid off; and perhaps his new mantra “CHANGE” which probably became the most used word in the country in the past few months.

While the nation waits for the president-elect to officially take over office come May 29th, we also celebrate a man who many have termed a “HERO”; the outgoing president; President Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan. It is indeed rare for incumbent to be voted out of office especially when he could have defied all protocols to turn the elections in his favour. He said during his campaign that his re-election wasn’t worth the life of a single Nigerian. He indeed kept to his word in ensuring a free and fair electoral process. He also showed himself to be a much better leader than many acknowledge when he called to congratulate the president-elect even before the results were officially announced. Defying the numerous controversial statements made by many Nigerians and even an ex-president and an elder statesman; he has indeed proved himself a true leader.

Nigeria’s democracy also recorded a great victory as it is the very first time an opposition party would defeat a ruling party. Not just that, but without bloodshed amidst fear and numerous negative prophesies. The world was focused on Nigeria. Almost everyone anticipated excessive bloodshed, including numerous powerful men of God. The rest of the world watched as though this was the final straw that would finally pull the country apart. But we showed that our democracy had finally grown beyond violence and that Nigeria is far beyond negative prophesies.

NIGERIA DECIDES

NIGERIA DECIDES

Now, as Nigeria awaits its new leader, irrespective of who or what you support or believe in, we should all join hands in support of the new government. Not waiting for the new government to fail just because you are in support of the opposition party. A better Nigeria would be of benefit to each and every one of us; whether you are of the ruling party or the opposition. Nigeria does not belong to a single party. It belongs to us all and we have proven that in breaking this new record.

And yes we can now return to our lives!!!

GOD BLESS NIGERIA AND GOD BLESS YOU

LET’S HEAR YOUR THOUGHTS…

UNTIL NEXT TIME…. CONGRATULATIONS NIGERIA… XOXO


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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

THE TOASTING (WOOING) MANIFESTO

Posted: February 13, 2015 by myTHOUGHTStoSCREEN in POLITICS, RANDOM FACTS, RANDOM THOUGHTS, RELATIONSHIPS
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Hello Hello Hello lovelies, TGIF!!!!!! Mehn after the week I had, I have all the right in the world to scream TGIF as much as I want. This week was damn too hectic!!!! I think I even lost a few pounds despite all the junk I consumed. Happy Valentine’s Day in advance people. It is the season of love indeed, and for us Nigerians, the season of love, elections, manifestos, promises, slandering and so on. Just when I was rejoicing that my radio, television, social media and papers will finally be free of campaign adverts boom! INEC decided to move the elections and let people have valentines. Oh well, plans still haven’t changed, elections or no elections, valentines or no valentines I shall sleep, eat and watch movies come 14th February.

Speaking of election manifestos and promises, I never knew it affected toasting (wooing) patterns o. Lemme gist you guys….

Yesterday while I was going about my registration in school, cursing the scorching sun as I walked to the bank, someone tapped me from behind. At first I felt it was someone passing through the whole registration wahala like I was, he said “Please excuse me my name is Dr. XXXX I’ve been trying to get your attention from behind” I waited for him to ask a question or say something else. Well, he didn’t, so I continued my journey without a word (the sun was scorching mehnnn), he followed behind and said he was also headed to the bank, I still didn’t answer. We got to the bank and the security guard asked if we were together, I said no and walked in, and then I heard him reply “we are partially together”. Lmaoooooo what??? “Partially together” I laughed in my head. I went about my business, and few minutes later I saw him walking out. I was glad seeing as I was going to be spending at least 20-30 minutes inside the bank. Guess who I saw immediately I stepped out of the bank! Sigh!

He walked with me and started his yarn. “Like I said my name is Dr. XXXX, I work with something medical center (I was too tired to pay attention); I am hoping to start my residency here. What’s your name?” I told him and he continued. (P.S: This time some months ago, I wouldn’t have been so nice, I would have just told him to keep moving instead of wasting his precious time and mine. I have decided to be nicer). “You see, it’s all about interest here, I’m very interesting” he paused (holding the laugh that was to follow took God’s grace sha). I said nothing, then he continued There’s no need beating around the bush here, I want to be very blunt…. (Insert short pause)….. I want you as my woman I turned to him in shock and laughed mehnnnn I just couldn’t hold it anymore. The laugh didn’t stop him o, he continued by telling me everything about his education, youth service, where he was from (even his local government) and parents all in about four minutes. While he was talking I was busy beating myself up inside for not parking closer to the bank. He asked where I was from, I answered and then the manifesto proper began. You see, you are a very wonderful, beautiful and kind woman (he saw me roughly about 30 minutes ago and I had spoken roughly about 20 words to him and he could already deduce this) and I promise to respect you because that’s one thing a woman deserves” he paused again to gather thoughts I presume. Then he continued “I promise to stand by your side and provide for you, I don’t know what your quest is in life, because I know we all have different quests but…..” just before he could complete his statement I muttered “Thank God” I finally found my car. I stood waiting for him to round-up while counting to ten in my mind. He finally started his closing speech “Well, in conclusion, I am single and I really want to settle down and seeing you I believe my quest is over. Like I said I don’t know your quest in life but you are a wonderful woman and all these are the things I have to offer. I may not know how yet but I know you won’t regret being my woman.” I heaved a very big sigh of relief when I realized his speech was finally over, I didn’t want to break my “niceness vow” after two months nahhh. At this point all that was going through my head was; “uncle you would have made a very good politician o”. He asked for a pen to write down my number because his phone was off; and I thought “Ame, this would be the perfect time to sha give a wrong number”. Well, I gave the correct number, I am that nice.

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While I sat in my car trying to recover, my thoughts wandered off to how Dr. XXXX was so similar to many of our Nigerian politicians. Promises from every corner of their mouths, if their noses could make promises I’m sure we would get promises from there too, but how they intend to fulfill these promises, we never get to hear that part. They run problem based campaigns, like we don’t know what the problems are. What we need are “solution based” campaigns! We already know the problems. We know corruption has eaten deep into the fabrics of the nation, we know power isn’t constant, we know security is paramount; but how do you intend to tackle these ‘pressing’ problems? That’s what I’m interested in.

Now!!!! Valentine’s Day is just a few hours away and here on my thoughts to screen blog, we’ll be giving out some love in our own little way. There’ll be a mini give away here tomorrow. But!!! Only those who follow the blog by email or have joined the blog’s BBM channel or liked our facebook page can partake. The link will only be posted on the blog’s BBM channel and facebook page. In addition, we’ll be recognizing someone very dear to this blog; he has the highest number of comments so far!!!

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Nigerian Politics: The funny game

Posted: October 10, 2014 by myTHOUGHTStoSCREEN in NIGERIA, POLITICS
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Hello beautiful people, it’s a beautiful Friday here in the city of Lagos, I hope wherever you are is just as beautiful :). Yesterday was a rather hectic day and network was quite horrible hence the late post. I’ll like to start this post with a bit of advice, especially to the young women, men, boys and girls please biko pay plenty of attention to your health and please do not stress yourself excessively over anything (work, relationships, even life). I lost someone I knew last week due to complications arising from high blood pressure. Her’s was the third case I got to know of in the past two weeks. The sad part is they were all really young and even unmarried.

To today’s thought; growing up everywhere Nigerian politics was being talked about; at home, on TV, in school etc, it was always described as a dirty game.They always said, you had to get your hands dirty to be a politician here in Nigeria. Well, this isn’t entirely far from the truth. Another thing people have failed to mention is what I would love to term the funny hilarious side to Nigerian politics. Your next thought would be, “What’s so funny about Nigerian politics?”. I’ll tell you what;

Personally I believe politicians/ holders of political offices should be individuals who stand out in the society, individuals who are actually capable of representing the electorates interests, and individuals we (the young especially) can look up to as role models. But in our (Nigeria’s) case, we have BLONDE haired men contesting political positions, I mean how do you expect a man who can’t make the right decision concerning his hair colour veraciously represent the interest of his electorate? As a matter of fact, he said “I will still carry my BLONDE hair when elected into office” (LMFAOOO). Quite a number of Individuals now feel that since their dominance in the entertainment industry has come to an end, they can jump into the next free for all money making venture. EVEN THE PARTY RIDER HIMSELF!!!!! No offence but quite a number of them don’t even seem like they can manage a home let alone a community. I was listening to an advert for a political talk show (“Let’s talk politics” or something like that) on radio on Monday and I later discovered the show was owned and anchored by our very one Baba Keke (I reserve my comment). I am personally not against ANYONE running for any office but it is only fair and rational that you at least make yourself presentable! How am I (as a voter) supposed to take a BLONDE haired man seriously? The bottom line is if a blonde man believes he can hold a political office, then Nigerian politics is indeed hilarious.

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The second funny aspect of our Nigerian politics is that of our politicians PORTING LIKE SAKA HOPPING UP AND DOWN LIKE KANGAROOS from one party to the other. I can’t seem to tell the difference between the two million and one political parties we have and our mobile networks anymore. Some politicians Peter Obi for example, after reaping all there is to from one party waltz their way into the next. Please these are political parties not mobile networks.

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In other news, it is estimated that by the 2019 elections, there will be 1 political party to every 10 Nigerian (by my own estimation).

All I’m saying is, we as the electorate deserve the best in terms of who represents us. It is very clear that our politicians feel we can accept anything they throw in our faces, which is very wrong. So please do not come and shove your blonde hair in our faces and expect us to vote you in because you said you were in love with two women and somebody hit your car (we liked the songs though). Respect our brains!!! We want men with black hair who are capable of representing our interests except you are an albino.

UNTIL NEXT TIME PAY SERIOUS ATTENTION TO YOUR HEALTH AND PLEASE HELP ME INFORM THE BLONDE TO DYE HIS HAIR BLACK (if he wants to be taken seriously). XOXO