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Wednesday, 30 September 2015

MentorAfrica: FIX IT OR LEAVE IT - FIXEZ LE OU LAISSEZ LE

MentorAfrica: FIX IT OR LEAVE IT - FIXEZ LE OU LAISSEZ LE: At this point in history, there is this feeling of the world being under siege by a myriad of problems; from economy to climate change to in...

Monday, 28 September 2015

MentorAfrica: GREENER GRASS - LE PAYSAGE PLUS VERT

MentorAfrica: GREENER GRASS - LE PAYSAGE PLUS VERT: We need to sit still, think and discuss. The grass is not always greener on the other side. A nigerian proverb says "what an old man ca...

Thursday, 24 September 2015

MentorAfrica: AFRICAN SUCCESS STORY

MentorAfrica: AFRICAN SUCCESS STORY: A 22-year-old Nigerian has emerged one of the top graduating students of John Hopkins University in the United States with a Grade Point ...

Monday, 21 September 2015

9ja Green Arena: UPCOMING EVENTS

9ja Green Arena: UPCOMING EVENTS: START SMALL TODAY FACTS! "Over 70% of Small and Medium scale business crumble within the first three years in Nigeria. ...

Saturday, 19 September 2015

MentorAfrica: THERE IS NEVER A PERFECT TIME - IL N'YA JAMAIS UN ...

MentorAfrica: THERE IS NEVER A PERFECT TIME - IL N'YA JAMAIS UN ...: I asked someone who used to do early morning walks this morning why he no longer does them and he said his canvas shoes were bad. It reminde...

THERE IS NEVER A PERFECT TIME - IL N'YA JAMAIS UN MOMENT IDEALE

I asked someone who used to do early morning walks this morning why he no longer does them and he said his canvas shoes were bad. It reminded me of an experience I had last year when I went for a conference in one of the West African country where I stayed in a friend's house who worked in that country. After all the welcome formalities, we retired for the day and the first thing she said when we got to the house was that she now had a personal trainer and we were going out at 5am for the morning routine. I made all the excuses possible but she insisted, then I said I didn't have the proper outfit but she said she had something I could use. As a last resort I remembered that our shoe sizes were different but when the trainer came he said I could go with my flipflops, they would only limit the type exercises that I could engage in. The story had an happy ending because I thoroughly enjoyed my sessions throughout my stay. A lot of us wait for the perfect conditions and they simply don't exist. In life, if you look for excuses you will find enough and if you look look for opportunities you will find them even in areas where you least expect to see them. The most important thing is to make up your mind to begin your journey and as you go along what you need will become available. On the other hand, if you decide to wait for perfect conditions, excuses will be all you see around you no matter the corner of the earth in which you find yourself. Are you waiting or you have decided to begin against all the odds of life?

J'ai demandé à quelqu'un qui avait l'habitude de faire les promenades tôt le matin, ce matin, pourquoi il ne les font plus et il a répondu que ses chaussures de toile étaient mauvais. Cela m'a rappelé une expérience que je devais l'an dernier quand je suis allé pour une conférence dans l'un des pays d'Afrique de l'Ouest, où je suis resté dans la maison d'une amie qui travaille dans ce pays. Après toutes les formalités d'accueil, nous nous sommes retirés pour la journée et la première chose qu'elle a dit quand nous sommes arrivés à la maison était qu'elle avait maintenant un entraîneur personnel et nous sortions à 5h du matin pour la routine du matin. Je fis toutes les excuses possibles, mais elle a insisté, alors j'ai dit que je n'avais la tenue correcte, mais elle m'a dit qu'elle avait quelque chose que je pourrais utiliser. En dernier recours, je me suis souvenu que nos tailles de chaussures sont différentes mais quand l'entraîneur est venu, il m'a dit que je pouvais aller avec mes tongs, ils ne feraient que limiter les types d'exercices que je pouvais engager. L'histoire a eu une fin heureuse parce que j'ai vraiment apprécié les séances pendant mon séjour. Beaucoup d'entre nous attendre les conditions idéales et ils n'existent tout simplement pas. Dans la vie, si vous cherchez des excuses vous en trouverez assez et si vous recherchez des opportunités vous les trouverez même dans les zones où vous y attendez le moins de les voir. La chose la plus importante c'est de faire le choix de commencer votre voyage et au fur et a mesure que vous avancez ce qu'il vous faut sera à votre disposition. D'autre part, si vous décidez d'attendre des conditions parfaites, vous verrez seulement des excuses tout autour de vous, peu importe le coin de la terre dans laquelle vous vous trouvez. Est-ce que vous attendez ou vous avez décidé de commencer à l'encontre de toutes les défis de vie?

Friday, 11 September 2015

MentorAfrica: CYCLE OF DEEDS

MentorAfrica: CYCLE OF DEEDS: I have always loved the story of Winston Churchill and Fleming. Once upon a time, this poor farmer was off to his farms when he came acr...

CYCLE OF DEEDS


I have always loved the story of Winston Churchill and Fleming. Once upon a time, this poor farmer was off to his farms when he came across a drowning boy. Swiftly he jumped in and saved his life. Days later; the farmer had an unfamiliar visitor. This wealthy noble had come to thank the farmer for saving his son’s life. While the noble talked to the farmer, he noticed a boy feeding the hens.

“Is that your son?” the noble asked.

“Yes sir, that is my son,” the farmer replied.

“A boy like that should be in school.” the noble said.


So the noble decided he was going to send the farmer’s boy to school alongside his own son. Years passed and the two boys became great men who left their names in history. Winston Churchill the noble’s son became prime minister. Years into his Adult life, he fell very ill and was dying. It was then his friend Alexander Fleming (the farmer’s son educated by Winston Churchill’s Dad) discovered the miracle pill(penicillin) which saved Churchill’s life. Alexander Fleming left his name in the books of time.


Life is like a machine. It keeps recycling the things we do. If we put evil into it, it will be recycled and multiplied. If we put good in it, it will be recycled and multiply. All we do in this world sets up a chain of events we sometimes do not realize. The abused child, who abuses and grows a kid who later abuses other kids. There is a cycle of good which can be interrupted by evil and there is a cycle of evil which can be interrupted by good.


As we live our lives, we should be conscious of the chain of events our actions will create. If you are a victim caught up in a cycle of evil, you have the power to break that cycle by doing the reverse. Do not recycle evil. Sometimes we have to let go and forgive whatever wrong was done to us so that evil is not recycled. Be a contributor to the cycle of good…Lets spread our hands across the world with little humane acts which go a long way…

Feed the good inside of you!

God Bless!

Stay You!
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Tuesday, 8 September 2015

MentorAfrica: FACE OF CORRUPTION (THE FLIGHT) - LA FACE DE LA CO...

MentorAfrica: FACE OF CORRUPTION (THE FLIGHT) - LA FACE DE LA CO...: Two weekends ago, I was with a friend in her village for an event and I asked her about a friend of hers who was a top government official i...

FACE OF CORRUPTION (THE FLIGHT) - LA FACE DE LA CORRUPTION (LA FUITE)

Two weekends ago, I was with a friend in her village for an event and I asked her about a friend of hers who was a top government official in the past administration, she said he was abroad. I told her that he was on the run and she seemed surprised but then she stared at me for a while and said no wonder he just came in briefly to drop his own contribution and left immediately.
There are various reasons why people relocate to other nations; some do so to escape problems in the society, some do so for professional reasons while others do so for a change in their environment. However, it is difficult for me to believe that politicians who relocate immediately after their tenures do so for any of these reasons. These are people who are supposed to be elder statesmen who should help in nation building by using the experience they had in office to mentor the upcoming leaders. Why do they choose to relocate if all is well with them? When you abuse the opportunity to serve, it continues to haunt you for life. It is a bid to remain relevant and escape all forms of justice that they do all they can to hold on to power. I always ask myself what it takes to be fulfilled and I always come up with the answer that all you need to do is make life better for others. When the reverse is the case you would go your grave pretending that you are happy while you are really burning in the hell of your greed and wickedness. This is what makes me passionate about what I do; as many youths as I come across should have the opportunity of having all the options clear before them before it comes to their turn. Right now what most of them have is the falsehood that there is no other way to life but these crooked ways that these office holders are shamelessly advertising. To avoid these forced flights, we must develop our love for service.
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Il ya deux week-ends, je me trouvais avec une amie dans son village pour une cérémonie et je lui ai demandé d'apres une de ses amis qui était un haut responsable du gouvernement dans l'administration passé, elle a dit qu'il était à l'étranger. Je lui ai dit qu'il était en fuite et elle semblait surpris, mais alors elle me regardait pendant un moment et dit pas étonnant qu'il vient d'arriver brièvement pour déposer sa propre contribution et s'en allait immédiatement.
Il ya plusieurs raisons pour lesquelles les gens déménagent à d'autres nations; certains le font pour échapper aux problèmes de la société, certains le font pour des raisons professionnelles tandis que d'autres le font pour un changement dans leur environnement. Cependant, il est difficile pour moi de croire que les politiciens qui sont réinstallés immédiatement après leur mandat le font pour une de ces raisons. Ce sont des gens qui sont censés être des citoyens aînés, qui devrait contribuer à l'édification du pays en utilisant l'expérience qu'ils acquis pendat leur mandat pour encadrer les futurs dirigeants. Pourquoi choisissent-ils de déménager, si tout va bien avec eux? Lorsque vous abusez  la possibilité de servir, il continue à vous hanter pour tout leur vie. C'est pour demeurer pertinent et d'échapper à toutes les formes de la justice qu'ils font tout leur possible pour rester au pouvoir. Je me demande toujours ce qu'il faut pour être satisfait et je reviens toujours à la réponse que tout ce que vous devez faire est d'améliorer la vie des autres. Lorsque l'inverse est le cas, vous iriez à votre tombe en vous faisant semblant que vous êtes heureux alors que vous vous brûlez vraiment  dans l'enfer de votre cupidité et la méchanceté. Ceci est ce qui me rend passionné pour faire ce que je fais; beaucoup de jeunes que je rencontre devraient avoir la possibilité d'avoir toutes les options claires devant eux avant qu'il ne viennet à leur tour. En ce moment, ce que la plupart d'entre eux ont la fausseté qu'il n'y a pas d'autre moyen de la vie sauf ces chemins tortueux que ces dirigeants impudents donnent la publicité. Pour éviter ces fuites forcées, nous devons développer notre amour pour le service.

Thursday, 3 September 2015

MentorAfrica: LET'S JOIN HANDS

MentorAfrica: LET'S JOIN HANDS: Working to help young minds that have been constantly bombarded by negative information and images is no small feat but with you, we can. Jo...

LET'S JOIN HANDS

Working to help young minds that have been constantly bombarded by negative information and images is no small feat but with you, we can. Join us to help get this book into the hands of youths in Nigeria who badly need a change intheir perspective in order to make the much needed impact. Contact us: josephsplaceng@gmail.com, tagbosa@gmail com