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Interests and hobbies: Reading, Travelling and Meeting People

About the author Solomon Adewunmi attended Local Authority Primary School, 1A, Osho-Drive, Olodi-Apapa, Lagos(October 1976-June,1982), and Sinclair Grammar School(October 1982-July1985 and Ibadan Grammar School(September, 1985-June, 1987. He is a graduate of the University of Lagos, where he studied Sociology. He graduated in October, 1992. He was a reporter, Senior Reporter(News) and Assistant News Editor of The Nigerian Tribune between August 1999 and June 2002. After voluntarily resigning his position as Assistant News Editor of the Nigerian Tribune, he was hired as a Correspondent by Insider weekly magazine, a Lagos based general interest magazine. He was there from June 2002 to December, 2007. He was again hired by Scroll Nigeria, also a Lagos based weekly news magazine as a Correspondent. A position he held from December, 2007 to December, 2009. Still on the move, he was engaged by the Pulse magazine in December, 2009 as a Senior Correspondent. And in January, 2010 he was promoted Assistant Editor. He is a member Economist Intelligence Unit, Global Executive Forum, The Economist, London. Solomon is also a member of the International Association of Religion Journalists(IARJ) Solomon also possesses the following : * BBC/EC CERTIFICATE IN NEWS JOURNALISM (FEB. 2001) * CERTIFICATE IN ARTS AND CULTURE CRITICISM (NANTAP MAY 2001) * CERITIFICATE IN PEACE JOURNALISM (JUSTICE,DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE COMMISSION) *CERTIFICATE IN CONFLICT ANALYSIS[UNITED STATES INSTITUTE OF PEACE ONLINE TRAINING PROGRAMME, OCT.2004] *CERTIFICATE IN INTERFAITH CONFLICT RESOLUTION( UNITED STATES INSTITUTE OF PEACE, JAN. 2009). In addition he has the following professional awards : 1. NIGERIA UNION OF JOURNALISTS (NUJ), OYO STATE COUNCIL, REPORTER OF THE YEAR AWARD (PRINT) FOR YEAR 2000. 2. NUJ, OYO STATE COUNCIL, COURT./CRIME REPORTER OF THE YEAR, 2000. 3. COMMENDATION LETTER FROM THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE NIGERIAN MEDIA MERIT AWARD (NMMA) IN THE CATEGORY OF ERNEST SESEIIKOLI’S PRIZE FOR NEWSPAPER REPORTER OF THE YEAR 1999/2000 4. COMMENDATION LETTER FROM THE MANAGEMENT OF AFRICAN NEWSPAPER OF NIGERIA PLC. FOR EXCLUSIVE STORIES JUNE, 2000. 5. NUJ, OYO STATE COUNCIL, REPORTER OF THE YEAR 2001 6. NUJ, OYO STATE COUNCIL, INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER OF THE YEAR 2001.

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Be as you wish to seem

  • The Mortal Nature of Man by Prof. Sabitu Olagoke

    ProfThe design of God on the creation of all living things is that of the gestation period, the period of childhood, the prime age of marriage and career, as well as that of the period of ultimate weakness, when the two legs may become feeble to need another support aided by the hands.

    In the period of discipline, integrity, when neighbors matter to everybody usually manifested through sincere caring and sharing, driving our social interactions, the environment was conducive for man to enjoy the longevity of age assisted by a high index of wellness.

    However, today, the environment is fraught with fraud with an attendant increase in the number of predators that daily threaten human existence due to our sins and rot that dare all senses of regulation and control.  Transfer Money with Wise

    It is, therefore, appropriate, this time around to ponder well on the signs of the evening times.

    The Holy Quran 22:1-3 refers, ''O mankind fear your Lord for the convulsion of the hour of judgment will be a thing terrible.

    The Day ye shall see it, every mother giving suck shall forget her suckling baby, and every pregnant female shall drop her load unformed(miscarriage): Thous shalt see mankind as in a drunken riot yet not drunk. : but dreadful will be the Chastisement of Allah and yet among men, there are such as dispute about Allah, without knowledge, and follow every Satan obstinate in rebellion! (misleading them).''

    Is this not the basis of why we have many people dying at unripe ages?

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    Suffice it now to say that we serve God to receive His light to be able to have immunity against all forms of predators. For every man's successful voyage in life, obstacles must be overcome through the grace of an ever-enduring divine power otherwise predators may terminate the blossoming life with the deadly blow that goes beyond mere thunderstrike.

    It is, therefore, imperative that we bear in mind that everybody is bound to taste death as its ultimate end on earth.

    Moreso, when nobody knows the second and the hour when the eyes will close without opening again.

    Remember that every eye with the milk of kindness and passion does shed tears when their loved ones die.

    This is why they warn us that where a blossoming tree falls, a dried one may still stand on its feet implying that every one of us must always prepare as mortals for any eventuality.

    Ecclesiastes 12:6-8,'' 6Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl is broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel is broken at the cistern.

    7Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.

    8Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher; all is vanity.''

    In the same vein, the Holy Quran 30: 55-57 refers, '' On the day that the hour of reckoning would be established, the transgressors will swear that they tarried not but an hour: thus were they used to be deluded!

    But those endowed with knowledge and faith will say: indeed he did tarry within Allah decree to the day of resurrection, and this is the day of resurrection: but ye -ye did not know!

    So on that Day, no excuse of theirs will avail the transgressors, nor will they be allowed to make amends.''

    All successful Holy Prophets in the Scriptures humble themselves to fear God by been Scripture compliant without been unnecessarily rhetorical.

    They believe in the last day and walk the talk of self-esteem, good work ethics, and interpersonal relationship.

    Above all, they offered just worship devoid of unbelief and hypocrisy. Let us from today, follow their good examples, while alive.

     

  • Self-Esteem by Prof. Sabitu Olagoke

    ProfSelf-esteem is an intrinsic worth of values usually demanded by society from every individual because it is fundamental to the culture of integrity which can promote such other values like morality, discipline, and the ability to control anger, to prevent bad blood and the possible breakdown of law and order that may undermine growth and development.
    In every sphere of life, where socialization processes are demanded, self-esteem is always found to be Germaine for interpersonal relationships to be productive and symbiotic to aid good team spirit for social services for all agents of socialization to have a breakthrough for a perfect functionality of the system where peace and development are highly essential.
    From the perspective of the home, the primary source of self-esteem has to do with the hereditary factor.    Transfer money with Wise
    This is why every growing youth must undergo appropriate natural nurturing towards having respect for the culture of integrity.
    It is equally of great importance that the process of child-rearing must be very much concerned about the child custody environment.
    This is because even when the parents can role model virtues, the environment under which a child is been reared must be taken into account so as not to have a negative effect on the innocent child, most especially at a stage of keeping peer group.

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    however, a careless parent, who is wayward, may find it difficult even to teach morals, not to talk of instilling self-esteem into the child's ego-building.
    Self-esteem manifestation may have the double edge of a sword, the extrinsic worth easily manifests well on the body languages of the boy/man or girl/woman which easily makes those in the society form an opinion about him or her: arrogant, pompous, sluggish, scary, scornful, sickly, dull, bright, etc.
    The intrinsic worth is usually exhibited for the society to form opinions such as intolerance, thoughtful, spontaneous, patient, perseverance among others. All these components of behavioral characteristics can be classified as negative or positive, as they vary in degrees in the ranking order of disposition measurement that guides people to form opinions about one's personality traits.
    There is no art in which one can know the mind's construction on the face except through the gift of clairvoyance or divine attributes.
    It is, therefore, very easy for people to misconstrue intentions. Therefore, there is a need for every human to imbibe a positive mindset in the way they appear or behave for people not to misconstrue their perceived actions.
    Parents are, therefore, advised not to be bullies in the home and they must have listening ears.
    the culture of self-esteem complimented with a good upbringing enables an individual to succeed where others are failing.
    Self-esteem always ensures that leaders enjoy the cooperation of their followers because where transparency is the order of the day people's loyalty and trust are naturally enjoyed.

  • Our Children are Taught Things beyond Them-Executive Secretary MUSWEN

    Child 2The Executive Secretary of the  Muslim Ummah of Southwest Nigeria(MUSWEN) Prof. Yahyah Muslih has taken a swipe at those who teach children things beyond their intelligence.
    Prof. Muslih gave this condemnation recently at an event organized by the Peacemakers Guide, Nigeria in collaboration with Shafaudeen Center for  Religious Cooperation and Tolerance(SCRCT) to commemorate the 20121 United Nations Women's day of Peace and Disarmament in Ibadan, Nigeria.
    ''What do we see in the world today? Our children, these days, are taught what they should not know, what is beyond their intelligence. We are in this world to live and worship God and not to bring an end to life. Each individual has a role to play to create a situation where we need less and less of arms and ammunition'',  he noted.
    The program was  Chaired by the immediate past Executive Chairman of MUSWEN, Prof. Dawud Noibi, also featured the inauguration of the Founder, Spiritual Head, and Grand Imam of Shafaudeen-in Islam Worldwide, Prof. Sabitu Olagoke, his wife, and other members as the Chairman, Chairperson and members of the Board of Trustees of the Guide.
    Prof. Noibi, in his remarks, acknowledged the fact that in all parts of the world, women have been the victims of violence rather than the troublemakers 
    Similarly, the Director-General of the Guide, Prof. Adegbolagun George asserted that gender discrimination among women had over time resulted in gender violence, adding '' when women are involved in diplomacy and governance the world becomes more peaceful''.
    The immediate past chairman of the Board of Trustees is Emeritus Archbishop, Methodist Church, Nigeria, Most Revd. Ayo Ladigbolu.

  • The Savior

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    Luke 1 : 46-47

    46 And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord 47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,

  • PMS-Save Poor Nigerians from Hardships

    Hard 2The body language of the helmsmen at all levels of government indicates nonchalance on their part in governance, deceit, and insensitivity to the plight of the less privileged.
    Indeed, Those-in-Charge is only interested in their own selfish interests and convenience, while feigning ignorance about the predicament of the poor, the sick, the aged, the youth, and above all, the absence of basic amenities.
    Of worry is the fact that The-Powers-That-Be now engage in scare  strategy to justify the removal of the subsidy on the Premium Motor Spirit(PMS),
    Even though that those who are proud owners of refining companies across the world are well known.

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    Nigerians now seek to know what the Gross Domestic Product(GDP), the standard of living, and the wage system are, in comparison with the present cost of the PMS.
    To millions of Nigerians, the subsidy is a contrived deception that exists only in the imagination of its creators.
    Indeed, the removal of the subsidy without stabilizing the exchange rate shall yield no result.
    A responsible and responsive leadership ought to put in place specific ''absorbers'' and measures before the planned removal to save poor Nigerians from avoidable hardships-a Kongo of rice now sells for N900.00, Beans N1,000, and Garri N700.00 among several other edibles which have gone beyond their reach.

  • Nigerians should give Thanks to God-Former Oyo Gov.

    God 4A former Oyo State Governor Senator Rashidi Ladoja has called on Nigerians to give thanks to God for His mercies in these perilous times of the coronavirus pandemic.
    This call was made by Senator Ladoja in an interaction with newsmen on Thursday at his Ondo Street, Bodija, Ibadan, Nigeria residence.
    ''we have to thank God for all that is happening. The prediction was that in Africa we would pick dead bodies on the streets during the coronavirus pandemic. We have to thank God. In Africa, the pandemic, we as not hit as the developed countries, where their medical system is very advanced,'' Senator Ladoja declared.

     

  • FG Plans to Sack Workers-Ex-Officio TUC

    Work 2An Ex-Officio of the Oyo State Council of the Trade Union Congress(TUC), Comrade Andrew Emelieze has alerted workers in the Federal Civil Service of the plans to lay off workers on particular grades.

    Comrade Emelieze who is also the former Chairman of the TUC in the state made this known in a chat with Poverty Line.

    ''It should be noted that the idea to cut down the workforce, reduce salaries and merge Ministries, Departments and Agencies is not acceptable, considering what workers are passing through. However, it is the intention of the Federal Government to sack workers in particular grades in the Federal Civil Service.

    These policies are been driven by the conditions spelled out in the documents containing the country's indebtedness to the International Monetary Fund(IMF) and the World Bank, in the face of corruption and leakages from the national wealth,'' Comrade Emelieze stated.

     

  • God is Faithful

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    4 For the word of the LORD is right and true; he is faithful in all he does.

  • Ramadan Fast(Daily Guide)By Prof.Sabitu Olagoke

    ProfSaturday, May 8th
    The harvesting season for Muslim adherents is expected to make us realize the need to become instruments of change, whose activities will be accepted as an act of Ibaadah under the following conditions stipulated by the Holy Quran 22: 35, '' Humility par excellence with pure hearts driven by the fear of God, the almighty Allah, we must show patient perseverance over any affliction that may come our way without shifting the blame on any mortal and without derailing from the true path of righteousness: Al Islam.
    We must keep up regular prayer and spend without adulteration or idolatry. We must equally spend on charity out of what God has bestowed us''.
    It is only such people that can receive the grace of God as the dividend of the Ramadan fast. Ramadan Kareem.
    Sunday, May 9th
    Let us be reminded that the period of retreat or Itikaf must move us close to God, the almighty Allah, without being distracted by the mundane things of life. Equally, be reminded that this is a harvesting period where wishes are converted into prayers, as expressed in the Holy Quran 2: 186,''When My servants ask thee concerning Me, I am indeed close to them. I respond to the prayer of every suppliant when he calleth on Me: Let them also, with a will, listen to My call, and believe in Me. That they may walk the right way.''
    Let us be Muslim adherents who communicate and consult with God with the preference of a perfect God/man relationship; rather than being a reject in Islam. Ramadan Mubarak.

    Ramadan 2Monday, May 10th
    Be reminded of the need to search for the favor of God in the glorious night of Laelatul Quadri regarded as the night of power that is better than a thousand months, when therein come down the angels and the spirits by Allah's permission on every errand, to bring onto the sincere adherents tranquility of the mind and peace on the environment. The Holy Quran 97 refers. Ramadan Mubarak.
    Tuesday, May 11th
    Be reminded of the command of the almighty Allah on the need to be philanthropic, steeping us up through Jaka or Zakat ul Fitri on the day declared as the end of the Ramadan fast. Let us be prepared for it by taking care of the whole household by contributing to the wellness of the less privileged ones. For the almighty Allah declares in the Holy Quran 92: 5-7, ''So he who gives in charity and fears Allah and in all sincerity testifies to the best, we will indeed make smooth the path to Ease.''
    Avoid being selfish and arrogant in daring God for He gives us another challenge in Quran 92: 8-13, ''But he who is greedy miser and thinks himself self-sufficient and gives the lie to the Best, you will indeed make smooth the Path to Mystery nor will his wealth profit him when verily We take Upon us to guide and verily onto us belongs the ned and the beginning.'' Ramadan Mubarak.
    Wednesday, May 12th
    Look around to appreciate the favor of God the almighty Allah on you for been alive to begin and witness the end of the Ramadan fast for this year. We have all made wishes for God's positive disposition to make it real. The essence of Eid El Fitri, therefore, is to thank God through His much cherished affirmative on walking the talk of our beliefs and the lesson learned within the 29 or 30 days of our abstinence from sins, crimes, and devilish thought processes, be rightly guided through the provisions of the Holy Quran 61: 2-3, '' Oh ye who believe! Why say ye that which ye do not. Grievously hateful is it in the sight of Allah, that ye say that which  ye do not.''
    Let us all buy into the provision of the Holy Quran 61: 4 as born-again Muslims. ''Truly Allah loves those who fight in His Cause in battle array as if they were a solid cemented structure.''
    Let us all become change agents for Ramadan reformation on us to be able to transform our national treasures into a beneficial inclusive society. Ramadan Mubarak.

  • Insecurity: Workers are living in Perpetual Fear-Ex-Officio TUC

    Govt 1The unabating insecurity in Nigeria has caused workers to now live in perpetual fear.

    This assertion was made by an Ex-Officio of the Oyo State Council of the Trade Union Congress, who is also a former chairman of the union, Comrade Andrew Emelieze.

    ''Workers and as a matter of fact, all Nigerians now live in perpetual fear and we are not sure of going back home anytime we set out to work, neither are we also sure of our security at home. Workers are at great risk due to the total collapse of the security architecture in the country.''

    Comrade Emelieze wondered why labor leaders have been mute on the worrisome situation saying, ''one would have expected a swift response from labor leaders in the Nigeria Labor Congress and the Trade Union Congress; but the leadership of the labor centers and their affiliate industrial unions have been quiet while lives and properties have been lost. Labor has maintained passivity in the face of kidnappings and killings in Nigeria. The Government is deliberately sacrificing Nigerians and Soldiers for a sinister agenda that still remains unknown, Comrade Emelieze stated.

  • Ghanaian President Orders Armed Forces to Move Against Illegal Miners

    M 2The President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has ordered the armed forces to move against all illegal miners in the country's waterways.

    This disclosure was made in a statement signed by the country's Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah.

    “President Akufo-Addo has authorized the Ghana Armed Forces to commence an operation to remove all persons and logistics involved in mining from Ghana’s water bodies. The operation which started on the River Pra in the Central and Western regions of Ghana involves 200 officers of the Ghana Armed Forces,” the Minister stated.

    The Ghana Water Company and the state water utility board, have both suspended halted operations in some communities as a result of the bad state of the turbidity of raw water in these communities, due to illegal mining activities.

     

  • Naira Printing Portends Great Danger-Labor Leader

    Ni 4The allegation by the Edo State Governor that the Federal Government printed N60 billion to meet its financial obligations portends great danger for the country.
    This assertion was made in a Chat with People by an Ex-Officio of the Oyo State Council of the Trade Union Congress(TUC), who is also a former Chairman of the union in the state, Comrade Andrew Emelieze 
    ''What this means is that governance is no longer effective, this portends great danger for Nigeria, it also means that the government is broke. The implication of this is that the Central Bank of Nigeria might be forced to start printing the Niara unnecessarily. This suggests a collapsed economy,'' Comrade Emelieze concluded.

  • Ominous Times

    Ni 2Those in-Charge are increasingly having difficulties resolving the myriad of problems facilitated by their creations, which collectively have put distraught Nigerians in a precarious situation.
    Without a doubt, the insecurity in the land is one among their several creations, that have over time defied any meaningful solution in the public domain, while killings, kidnappings, and armed robbery continue unabated.
    Terrorists, over the weekend, attacked a United Nations humanitarian aid facility in Borno state, which has created an impression that the country is not humanitarian aid and investment-friendly.
    774, 000 Nigerians who were engaged not long ago by Those-in-Charge are already protesting the non-payment of their N20,000 stipends.
    Those-in-Charge have resorted to borrowing money from the Apex bank. This is an indication that ominous times are here. Nigerians are well informed.

     


     

  • Ramadan Fast Daily Guide By Prof. Sabitu Olagoke

    ProfTuesday(13th April)

    Every human being needs to realize that all nations or societies are created by God the almighty Allah with the specific purpose of worshipping Him. (Holy Quran 51: 56).

    The consciousness of every human being to realize and observe this accordingly is the import of the Ramadan fast exercise in this sacred month.

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    Every nation or society is constituted by God the almighty Allah.

    This is to be cultivated and managed by humans for our right habitation.

    The need for divine intervention to make the work easy and orderly is through our realization of how best to worship Him for a perfect God/man relationship. The Ramadan fast is, therefore, meant for human spiritual rejuvenation, if rightly observed with the fear of God. (Holy Quran 2:21). Ramadan Kareem.

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    The clarion call of the almighty Allah for every human to get closer to Him to enjoy the benefit of life on earth with a great reward of Janat or paradise is yet to be heeded by many. The Ramadan exercise offers us the opportunity to do things according to the wish of God and to realize a safe sojourn on earth and the blessings of the hereafter.

    Ensure you imbibe the lessons from various Sermons, Lectures, and Tafsir for the right guidance. (Holy Quran 2: 201-202). Ramadan Kareem.

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    Friday(16th April)

    Be reminded of the fact that Ramadan fast is made compulsory for the living ones who are Muslims just like education is compulsory for all to be wholesome in decision making and taking. Ramadan fast should be for 29 or 30 days, according to the injunctions of God for the training exercises in getting closer to God to be through. Be reasonable, therefore, not to abuse the privileges and the opportunities of been alive. (Holy Quran 3: 102). Ramadan Kareem.

    Saturday(17th April)

    The whole world is in a state of turmoil, longing to recapture the lost peace among its people. For example, insecurity is the order of the day as the greatest challenge of Nigerians. Let us all embrace the opportunity to gain the mercy of the first 10 days of the Ramadan fast, to be able to use the potential power of the fast for every heart to be touched by God into the keeping of good neighborliness, whereby love replaces hatred. Ramadan Kareem.

     

  • Provide for the People-Cleric to Govt

    Gov 2Government at all levels have been advised to take advantage of the Easter season to redeem their battered images by catering to the needs of downtrodden  Nigerians.
    This advice was given by a Christian cleric, Pastor Opeyemi Ajayi in a chat with People.
    '' The Federal, State and Local governments should make use of the Easter period to regain the confidence of the people by providing for their needs. The economy is in a bad state, there are hunger and poverty in the land. Foodstuff is very expensive and Nigerians are disillusioned. Government should remember the poor when formulating policies. It should also end the spate of kidnappings and killings in different parts of the country,'' Pastor Ajayi stated.

  • Provide for the People-Cleric to Govt

    Gov 2Government at all levels have been advised to take advantage of the Easter season to redeem their battered images by catering to the needs of downtrodden  Nigerians.
    This advice was given by a Christian cleric, Pastor Opeyemi Ajayi in a chat with People.
    '' The Federal, State and Local governments should make use of the Easter period to regain the confidence of the people by providing for their needs. The economy is in a bad state, there are hunger and poverty in the land. Foodstuff is very expensive and Nigerians are disillusioned. Government should remember the poor when formulating policies. It should also end the spate of kidnappings and killings in different parts of the country,'' Pastor Ajayi stated.

  • Obedience

    ProfThe design of God about creation in all spheres-celestial, terrestrial and subterranean is based on a hierarchical order. This is the basis upon which leadership and followership essence is built for system orderliness to be maintained and sustained.
    However, among human beings, several factors define the due process for the realization.
    Age differences within and outside the home is the primary determining factor whereby respect is naturally commanded by the elderly ones by their younger ones. This style of respect allows the elderly ones to give instructions to the younger ones to carry out certain assignments for them.
    In this case, the elderly ones must pay the price for being socially responsible to the younger ones, if the line of respect manifesting in the form of obedience is to be maintained or sustained.
    The husband will continue to be obeyed by his wife, primarily because of the age difference and the responsibilities of protecting and making provisions for the home.
    Among the siblings, the age factor plays a crucial role in maintaining the order of obedience with the characteristic normal line of downflow current of command and upward flow charges of obedience.
    Obedience, therefore, has a divine base that starts with God, the creator, demanding mankind and other creatures to swim in the ocean of obedience to His divine command.
    This is, generally, followed in all systems of human administration whereby all subordinates are expected to carry out the command of instructions from their bosses or leaders.
    Using the perspective of culture, the line of rulership usually follows the hierarchical order of the chiefs been respect by the people while the traditional rulers usually live by the laws of the land for the chiefs and the people to be in obeisance to his instructions.
    Where the line of administration meets with the natural challenges of heterogeneous group components, the system order is always under the threat of disruptions to peaceful co-existence.
    This is why all leaders must be well empowered with the paraphernalia of authority through the right capacity and capability building. to be able to weather the storm of possible rebellious acts from any of the chiefs or people of the underworld, who may hide under the guise of fighting for their rights.
    There is, therefore, the need fr anybody aspiring to ascend to power or positions of authority to follow the path of due process to be able to use power wisely and enjoy the support of the subordinates.
    In any organization or association, there are three major types of challenges for the leader.
    Firstly, the leader must be able to identify the nature and the type of people under his leadership.
    The prime movers, who easily identify with the policies of the leader to walk the talk must not be taken for granted, but with timely attention given the necessary motivation.
    The second group may become a liability because of their lackadaisical attitude which may become a special hindrance factor to the system development because of their attitude of inactivity and passivity.
    This is why the train the trainers' programs are usually needed periodically when such people are noticed in the system for them to be upgraded so that the fold of the prime movers is increased by better and manageable elements.
    The third group is always very few, but usually catalytic to a destructive ned to the system, if not timely identified and rightly cultured through the leaders' sense of maturity and wisdom to resolve conflicts and manage a crisis.
     Suffice it now to say that obedience, from working partners and subordinates, usually moves forward because of advancement to the organization for the aims and objectives including the vision of the leader to be easily accomplished.
    When obedience is lacking there would be voices of dissent which would retard the growth of the organization even to a destructive end, if not timely and rightly checked.

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    Obedience is, therefore a divine substance that is freely given out when leaders can respect the fundamental human rights of the people to have access to any of the good things of life.
    For example, when governance does not meet the wellness standard of the people  through food insecurity, the issue of general insecurity could be likened to the response to the harshness of the time, in terms of poor governance that cannot meet with the expectation of the people's needs, disobedience to social order and the general rules of law snowballing into various crisis is, therefore, best treated and managed through doing the needful by the people in positions of authority.
    Security and law enforcement agents become beasts of burden that are usually overtasked in maintaining law and order in the land when the leaders fail to do the needful on the survival need of the people.
    In our various places of work, charges of insubordination may arise when the official duties are not carried out accordingly and without the show of remorse to make amends and it may lead to various unpleasant sanctions or disciplinary actions.
    Obedience, therefore, is a function of self-respect, right performance, and a conducive environment for individual operations which are expected to be within the confines or ambits of the law.
    Leaders across the board must, therefore, operate on the axis of justice and equity to be able to effect an environment of peace and development to avoid a state of disobedience from the people because it is only in an environment of peace, safe and secured, that we can realize prosperity and development for natural calmness to trigger obedience.

    Founder, Spiritual Head and Grand Imam Shafaudeen-in-Islam Worldwide,Wakajaiye, Ibadan, Nigeria

  • US Donates $1.75 million to Zambia for Vaccination

    Vac 1The United States of America has donated K36.75 million to the Zambian Government as assistance for its COVID 19 vaccination exercise.
    This disclosure was made in a press statement by the country's Minister of Health, Dr. Jonas Chanda.
    “We are grateful for the support of Zambia’s all-weather friend the United States government who have announced a commitment of an additional K36.75 million ($1.75 million) to provide technical assistance to Zambia’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign targeted at providing critical technical and logistical support to the Ministry of Health for planning, coordination, and delivery of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines for Zambians,” Dr. Chanda said.
    The Minister of Health also disclosed that the Interagency Coordinating Committee (ICC) had formulated the National Vaccine Deployment Plan to guide the rollout.
    “The Interagency Coordinating Committee (ICC) met on Friday 26th March 2021 to consider key aspects of the COVID-19 vaccination program. Among the key issues discussed was the consideration of the findings of the report from the Zambian Immunization Technical Advisory Group providing guidance on COVID-19 vaccines being considered for deployment.
    “The ICC formally adopted the National Vaccine Deployment Plan to guide the roll-out, including considerations for the cold chain, in line with Cabinet’s guidance on COVID-19 vaccinations which are critical to controlling the pandemic, slowing the emergence of new variants, and helping to boost the economy. Zambia has also successfully met all the requirements set by GAVI under the COVAX facility,” he concluded.
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  • Forgiveness

    For 314 For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

  • Honesty

    ProfA nation built on the platform of honesty could be likened to a house built on rocky ground, like the Yoruba proverb will say that we must not build our houses using saliva not to experience immediate or untimely collapse. To the professionals in the construction industry, this may transform into the necessity to build, starting from bidding, selection of materials based on quality and standard, and the use of a due process in transactions as well as material purchase.
    Where there is an element of dishonesty, cases of delivering poor jobs that may not last the test of time may result at the end of the exercise.
    Honesty is emphasized in the scriptures to be realizable when understanding of faith is met with the sincerity of purpose in worship in an environment of love.
    In the absence of honesty, a good character would be defrauded into frivolous acts and waywardness thereby missing the goal of the uprightness of character.
    Unfortunately, the goal of democracy is to produce people who will be able to manage the justice system through incorruptible     Judges and would be able to stand firm against all odds to be able to produce deterrence which will always be a reference point that would effectively checkmate others from going into sins and criminalities.
    The Legislative arm is expected to be populated by people of impeccable character with full passion for the people they want to serve by understanding their areas of need that can be regulated and recommended as a template for the government to act upon through sincere and statistically based policies.
    The Executive on their part is supposed to be constituted by people who are honestly reliable with a good track record.
    The electoral body is equally expected to be constituted by people of integrity with a firmness of purpose without any inkling of compromise in going about the business of electing leaders. The million-dollar question is on how far we have been able to have in place the right people in the right places for us to be able to promote the culture of honesty in realizing the goal of democracy.
    Our inability, to be honest, has led us, as if to legalize illegitimacy, into various attitudinal challenges that are rubbishing the essence and the relevance of our culture been managed by traditional rulers, religious houses, and the education sector. This lack is responsible for the dysfunctional state of our Ministries, Parastatals, Departments, and Agencies, in which corruption has eaten deep to the extent of decay, for our democracy to fail in delivering peace and sustainable development, hence the chaotic situation of insecurity, destroying people and their property.
    For every office that is sensitive and that has a direct bearing on the lives of the people, elected or appointed leaders are always made to swear on oath, but this has not brought about the desired results.
    Teaching and learning dominate the entire lives of the people for them to be able to do things right without cheating on others or defrauding the state because they are honest.
    The promotion of honesty is, therefore, sacrosanct to realizing the behavioral objectives of democracy into prosperity, a safe and secured environment with the air of love devoid of any form of discrimination for peace to reign supreme and sustainable development to be realized through the concept of justice and equity.
    Honesty is equally #a bedrock of gaining salvation through the correct spiritual life of every man.

    Founder, Spiritual Head and Grand Imam Shafaudeen-in-Islam Worldwide,Wakajaiye, Ibadan, Nigeria