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Dec 7, 2020 4 tweets 2 min read
1/3 To those asking/saying:
"Why did she go back?/She's an adult!"

Here are some pointers:

This is what the evil of patriarchy looks like; unequal power dynamics: version from spouse & state (Gov/Wife);

Socialization & conditioning of girls to tie their self-worth to marriage; 2/3. She has children so issue of custodial rights were she to leave her husband especially if she does not have the financial means to fight it out in court;

Lack of financial independence;

Lack of psychological freedom to face pressure from family/friends/influential persons;
Aug 14, 2020 7 tweets 2 min read
To all NGOs/Community Groups/Platforms we work with, we urge you to embrace a social enterprise outlook that's based on the ABCD model. Less full dependence on aids/grants, more focus on engaging communities to create wealth/value/solve problems using their comparative adv/assets #1 existential threat we face as a society is POVERTY. It shows in youth bulge/high unemployment rates/insecurity. The focus of some NGOs wholly dependant on foreign grants are often "alleviation of poverty", we must displace this to WEALTH CREATION/Localized root problem-solving
May 15, 2020 11 tweets 12 min read
Abubakar Suleiman makes one want to open a Sterling Bank Account.

Even if you don't have a Sterling account, follow @suleimana for the value and insights of his tweets.

Or simply to learn how to represent your brand - personal or business..


#LeadershipMatters #FridayFollow #TopTenFollow

Are you a Youth? Follow @MomentsWithBren for personal and career development; for opportunities in Educational sector - grants/scholarships/interndhips/school applications and so much more.

Her Telegram group is pretty cool👊
Feb 1, 2020 9 tweets 2 min read
10 Points of Consideration for Youth advocating for different causes:

1. Have a clear concept note/vision/mission/objectives/strategic plan/action plans for your cause - Simple and concise, which can be shared with the public and is accessible;

2. Have an accountability process 3. Avoid being hijacked by any special interest groups or politicians; steer away from communication that indicates fawning/sycophancy towards politicians. Communicate with all in a civil, respectful, DIGNIFIED, professional way. This way, you protect the integrity of your cause;
Nov 14, 2019 31 tweets 21 min read
Two pivotal events happened in ALAIGBO, 20 years apart on the SAME day -November 18:

#IvaValleyMassacre [1949; Enugu] and #AbaWomensWar [1929; Started in Oloko/Aba area/Owerri province, and spread to Calabar province and other areas]

1/ A Thread on 1929:… 2/ #NwanyiBuIfe #AbaWomensWar1929 #WomensWar90

"A two-month rebellion waged by local market women from the Igbo tribe of southeastern Nigeria against the excessive powers of the British government and its warrant chiefs at the height of colonialism."…
Oct 10, 2019 29 tweets 15 min read
How do we re-imagine our Educational Institutions?

History is important...#PostcardsFromALAIGBO

An old but very relevant piece by Obi Nwakanma

1/ "As a result of Azikiwe’s own ideas of the university, he pushed for the establishment of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka,.." 2/ "Zik passed the charter of the University through the Eastern Nigeria House in 1955. The University of Nigeria, Nsukka was established in 1955, but it opened its gates for the first 280 students on Oct 7, 1960, just one week on the attainment of Nigeria’s independence..."
Sep 14, 2019 11 tweets 9 min read
#ALAIGBOGovernance #BIAFRAofTheMind
Today, on #PostcardsFromALAIGBO, - a thought-provoking piece by Prof. Obi Nwakanma, on the need for an IGBO Renaissance, titled:


#ALAIGBO2050 1/ "There is no single proof or evidence today that the Igbo of this generation are capable of transforming any nation to which they lay claim. I have looked; I have studied the Igbo situation, and I have listened to my Igbo kinsmen, & I think something is fundamentally wrong..."
Jul 21, 2019 32 tweets 11 min read

Today, on #PostcardsFromALAIGBO, we shall share a remarkable speech by Dr. Michael Okpara, delivered at the Convocation at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, on 17th December, 1962 [He was just 42 years old at the time] "Dr. Okpara has adopted a statesmanlike attitude and religious zeal to what he considers to be the assignment of the present generation of his country —the economic emancipation of the people.

He sets out in a nutshell, the underlying principles of his economic policy..."
May 22, 2019 14 tweets 4 min read
1st sign of a FAILURE of thought-leadership, is often manifested in HOW problems are approached. A MILITARIZED MINDSET creates laws it CANNOT enforce. This is the same HoR that voted against #PoliceReformBill

#CleanAndGreenNigeria WILL not be achieved through punitive measures. On the surface, it would seem as if nations like Rwanda simply arbitrarily banned use of plastic bags...but this is far from the truth. It was preceded by an awakening of the UMUGANDA consciousness, and awareness about values, sanitation, national pride..
May 10, 2019 5 tweets 2 min read
#CelebratingMenWhoDare Professor Olusegun O. Sogbesan, Director and Founder of Onitsha Business School. "He arrived Agulu, in the then old Anambra state in 1985, from his native in Osun state and identified a gap with Traders in Onitsha Main Market re Entrepreneurial studies." "After his National Youth Service Year the following year in 1986, Segun stayed back in Anambra state. He saw a need to empower the traders with the right information based on the gaps he identified from his many interaction with them."