Thursday, 10 November 2011

Enough is enough!

I read on Linda Ikeji's blog yesterday about the manslaughter in Yobe state, over 150 people lost their lives, i have never been so distraught in my entire life. When will this killing stop? Why are corps members still posted to the north? Why isn't the government doing anything about it? Is this how innocent people will continue to loose their lives?

The news of the female corp member that was killed is most disheartening, i cannot imagine what her family is going through right now. I was also posted to Yobe in 2009 for my NYSC. I had no intention of staying after my orientation, and i was priviledged to fall under the batch that had their orientation for just two weeks. I tried to re-deploy but that didn't work even after submitting the doctor's report that mentioned me as being asthmatic, i wasn't surprised though because i know that redeploying to Lagos doesn't come easily, besides that was just one of my many plans...

After the orientation, our posting was out and i was posted to Fika Local Government, i didn't care because i had no plan on staying in Yobe besides, i already had a job waiting for me in Lagos.

My plan was to settle my Zonal Inspector monthly and vamoose but then i was told that the ZI in Fika was a difficult person, so i had to relocate to another LG. I chose Potiskum which i found very easy, i did what i had to do and i fled.

I enjoyed every minute i spent in Yobe and i think i would have stayed back if i didn't have a job back here, it felt good to be away from home, i was super excited to explore the north, and i also had the opportunity of visiting my friend in Kano.

Now Boko Haram has made it impossible for Nigerians to explore the Northern part of the country, if they stopped at that it would have been fine but this act of genocide is a total calamity.

My pastor in church always says that Boko Haram is closer than we think. I used to wander how close it could get, now i understand what he means, the more we know people who are affected, the closer it gets to US.

I don't know what the government is doing about this but i believe in the power of prayer and i implore everyone to continually pray for Nigeria, evil must not prevail in our land.

May the souls of the departed rest in peace and may God comfort their families.

Friday, 4 November 2011

My conscience is INTACT.

God makes all things beautiful in his time.

I have come to realize that God has a plan and a purpose for everyone. I can personally testify that His ways are not our ways and that He knows what is best for us. God transformed a situation in my life and i must confess that i am still in awe, i still find it very difficult to comprehend. I can't wait to blog about it and i will do so in due time.

I have missed blogville o, all thanks to me. Our internet in the office expired before time because some people were downloading heavy stuffs online. Unfortunately i was part of it, i have been downloading desperate housewives and greys anatomy on my desktop. When the IT guy mentioned the reason why our internet expired, i felt very bad, not because anyone pointed a finger at me but because i knew i was solely responsible for it.

I have repented and consoled myself and infact i thank God that i feel guilty, it just means that i still have a conscience and that my mind is not reprobate.

I have more weddings coming up, i went to drop more aso-ebi's with the tailor and when my nice tailor gave me my bill, i almost passed out!

Talking of weddings, Kim and Kris really broke my heart, how could they? Like seriously, i am yet to watch the wedding sef!!! I was fooled into thinking they were in love, with all the vouching i vouched for them, they just fall my hand after 72 days. There is this male colleague of mine who can't help laughing at me and cannot understand why i am taking their break - up this seriously, he says i should stop using panadol for another man's headache.

On a lighter note, i have been re-inspired by Nosa's song titled "Always pray for you". I will post the link so you can also be inspired. Its topping my playlist and it has been on replay for the past two weeks.

My best part of the song is "if i offend you before forgive me, so that when we see again, you no go get BP (Blood pressure) for me". Sometimes when you are upset with someone and you don't forgive that person, the next time you see the person you just get very angry. I think that makes the blood pressure high, that's what Nosa means by BP.

Disclaimer: I used myself as case study, it may not apply to everybody.

Have a fantastic weekend people!!!