HE @ToyinSaraki welcomes new commitments to speed up 2030 global agenda as @wellbeingafrica showcases its frontline health partnerships for impact
19th October 2018
Toyin Saraki, Founder-President of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA), has welcomed the commitments by leading international organisations to develop a joint plan to speed up progress on the 2030 global agenda, as announced at the World Health Summit in Berlin this week.
Distinguished @YomiShogunle thanks for all that you do. I believe it would be frustrating to write case by case report on the madness of the police formation as revealed after taking SARS off our streets. They are worse as we can see. Reports are mounting again on the Police.
There are many more. Mostly from Lagos. The Lagos Police are the most daring claiming that they are on the instruction of CP to raid the innocent and extort Money from them. Those in Opebi, Ogudu, OSHODI task force, Lekki, Pedro etc Are living examples of impunity.
We have written to draw your attention to this. The @PoliceNG@PoliceNG_PCRRU should do their jobs and mop up the cases via their own investigation before society begins to protect themselves from armed thieves in the police formation. We have warned.
Sincerely, I care less about who takes the glory for anything provided the needful is done. What we appreciate appreciates. So commend @SenGbengaAshafa for sponsoring this. Partisanship should not be seen as cultism. APC/PDP is semantics to those who can think for themselves.
I was glad when months after I saw some raise reform 9ja bank Protest. We connected and channeled the idea using the same innovative dynamics that worked with the #EndSARS campaign but with a different twist to avoid polarized thinking. And it succeeded (phase one at least).
Early this morning around 2am, some police officers running their own racket assaulted 2 citizens for standing their grounds after been searched without a warrant or reasonable doubts. There is no curfew in Lagos & certainly not in Opebi area of Lagos. @YomiShogunle
I believe it is high time @PoliceNG officers start losing their gratuity and pensions for violating human rights of citizens. The moment there is such a violation, the officers is no longer operating under the law but working as a thug in uniform for him/herself. #ReformPoliceNG
The sad part was that they were committing a crime and boasting while at it that nobody can challenge their authority. I believe the gap here is the lack of sincerity. You can’t order the disbandment of roadblocks in one breath & order stop/search in the other. 🙄
I’m sure most of you are infuriated by his attitude and disposition. But before you hate on him, majority of the kids of our thieving politicians are worse than this. And they are being prepared for rulership over you some day. Think before you vote. The implication is grave.
Allow me to take you on yet another journey tonight into...
The Other Room
Where a woman pretends to be weak
So that a man can believe he is strong
Where a woman pretends to be foolish
So that a man can say he is wise
Where a woman stoops
So that a man can conquer.
The other room
where gods of men
Become worshippers of women
Where leaders of thought
Become minions Of the bleeders of blood
Where wielders of power succumb to power.
The other room
Where the brashness of testosterone
Yields to the bra straps of Estrogen
Where the bravado of masculinity
Is tamed by the wiles of femininity
Where the turgid Becomes the flaccid
Never underestimate the POWER of a United Voice. Stop playing partisan games & emancipate yourself from mental slavery. Nigeria belongs to all of us & the leaders are meant to serve us all. Keep lending your voice. #EndBankingFraud#SanitizeBankingSector@DrOlufunmilayo 🙏🏽
It may not be as easy as it seems though. Let us appreciate the wonderful listening @NGRSenate under the leadership of HE @SPNigeria@bukolasaraki for his leadership strides. We are however following up until this materializes and Nigerians confirm this with their testimonies. 🤓
So here are the quick facts about the resolution of the @NGRSenate calling on the @cenbank to suspend the excessive ATM Card Maintenace charges and reconfigure the ATM machines to dispense more. The @CPCNig was also mandated to look into the complaints. You won again!
In the morning of the 12th of October 2018, 3 officers of Special Investigation Bureau -SIB (as claimed) from the @PoliceNGLagos station at Gate, Baruwa, Ipaja, stormed a compound on Road 3, Peace Estate, in Ipaja with no warrants. They claimed they were looking for an offender.
They manhandled & cuffed him, dragging him to their station and took his phone from him. Upon reaching the station in order to punish him for standing up to them, they brought our some weeds claiming that it belongs to the victim (Odera Egwumba- Elah Gunz- A performing Artiste).
Our Citizens will no longer be cut down by the impunity at home or abroad if only we value ourselves enough to raise the bar on our political literacy. It starts with credible leadership respected globally with strong institutions. May his soul Rest In Peace. #JusticeforBamo
This is the second murder of Nigerian citizens in the space of one month in Kenya and our embassy there is of little or no significance as far as duty of care is concerned. Distinguished Hon @abikedabiri kindly help look into this ma. 😞
The officials in Kenya say unless the Honorable Minister of Foreign Affairs in Nigeria instructs them and replies their memo, there is nothing they can do. The woman in Oman whose message went viral has been located based on Hon @abikedabiri’s efforts. Please avoid being tricked.
It is indeed true that grief demands answers to questions that may not even have an answer. Sadness pull the strings of anger and cause us to seek who to blame for our sorrows. But we must understand that there are accents to the language of grief. No two people grieve alike.
We can’t hurt others because we are hurting. Neither must we expect everyone especially those who don’t owe us a duty of care to align with our mood. Every individual is going through seasons & only when those climes intersect do we get each other. Tolerance is key.
The feeling of deep loss is real and we react to this differently. Grief as they say exists where love lived first. While some are downcast others find a means of distracting themselves from the heaviness of the heart. They care still but find a way to ameliorate the impact.
Our citizens under captivity in Oman have been raising their voice at every opportunity and it has finally paid off. Efforts are being made to rescue as many as can be repatriated. If there is any vital information on persons or contacts you believe are there please reach out.
You can send all necessary information to Distinguished Honorable @abikedabiri on this matter. It may be great to tweet and retweet but contributing to make the difference in the lives of others, matters more to humanity. #FreeOmanCaptives
We implore @naptipnigeria to help track from source. Emphasis must be placed on efficient curb of human trafficking. Citizens participation is key here as well. Talk to your friends and families desperate to escape from Nigeria. There is no greener grass anywhere.
Nigerians are imbibing that trait now. They love the idea of a superhero of their fantasy that mustn’t aspire or think about anything they don’t approve of. This is why they celebrate you when it suits their sentiments and shred you to bits when you attempt to redefine status quo
Blacks generally are the original from creation. “Adam” wasn’t a name but a description if the etymology of the word is anything to go by. It means solid dark earth. All the other colors emanated from that first man. Little wonder we are the best in anything we focus on.
But we kill ourselves daily for validation from people who are not even half the man that we are while asleep. Ụbọchị amụrụ dike na mba ka amụrụ ibe ya na mba ọzọ. The very day a warrior is born in a certain community, another is born elsewhere. We are all unique.
Tẹ̀tẹ̀ tí kò bá fẹ́ tẹ́ láwùjọ ẹ̀fọ́, á yẹra fún àwọn ewé kéwé. Loosely translated as “The spinach that wouldn't want to be put to shame in the midst of other vegetables should steer clear of strange leaves.” Success is a mysterious bigamist with many families until...
You can see why I’ve always been wary of politicians in my over 15years stint in consulting. I was raised well. I can’t be unequally yolked. There are too many lessons out there to learn from. Chief Awolowo, Chief Bola Ige, Chief MKO to mention a few. Haba...U need not be warned.
Build a name for yourself and be the best in what you love doing. This way, you lead from where you are and grow opportunities from under your own feet. If anyone needs your services, it will be on your own terms. No one is doing you a favor & you need not seek their validation.
I’ve just had a dialogue with the authorities on Anita Akapson’s murder by a Policeman. The HQ in Abuja are on the matter and the Abuja Commissioner has been summoned to brief the leadership on the matter. The culprit will be brought to book & justice served. #JusticeForAnita
Conditioning yourself to oppression is cowardly. All U quoted, as often recited to blacks in America is actually an indictment on the law enforcement system that is racially & prejudicially programmed to kill young black people. We will not adopt that in Nigeria. Police must work
We need to be respectful yet firm enough to let them know you know your rights. Don’t play to the gallery hoping to appeal to their good sides. This only translate into being guilty of something. They will extort you all the same. Hello officer, how may I be of help? 🤔
I’m I under arrest? Do I need to call my lawyer? If they say know and demand license and registration, show them and nothing more. The helplines are out there. Use them. Send a tweet and tag the necessary handles. This imbroglio must be confronted head on not by appealing to it.
What I am about to share now, if imbibed will determine whether you make it out here or not. You don’t need to beg for retweets to be relevant or blackmail anyone hoping to be celebrated for it. People don’t buy into your intelligence but character, attitude & stories. #ShowNG
So you want to be a Twitter Celeb? Here is how you can tweak your narratives and the structure of your grammar to attract the necessary engagement you deserve. First of all, don’t take life too seriously. Humor is life even when narrating serious matters. Sarcasm helps. #ShowNG
Learn to illustrate or paint pictures with your words. Stick to the truth always and show you have integrity consistently. Always show and never tell. Prove whatever you are saying and let the people make up their own minds. Readers must have their own role. #ShowNG
The general public should be aware that there are newer schemes deployed at incriminating innocent citizens now. The first is targeting those who buy second hand mobile devices while the second is random credit of accounts. Let’s say you bought an alleged “LONDON used” phone...
Then weeks after you were on your way home when some officers demand that you follow them. On getting to the station they show you a case file that the phone you have with you was one of the stolen items in an armed robbery that cost another citizen their car & other belongings..
The Police by default owing to their activation and inducement with the cash of the complainant will end their investigation with you with the claim that you alone can help them resolve the case by providing the seller of the phone. Now for those who buy phones in traffic...
It is interesting that another ambiguity has been launched suggesting that politicians who own properties worth N50M & above (opposition technically) are summarily corrupt & must be restricted from traveling abroad while they await the seizure of their property! #Tyranny 🤔
An undisclosed list of some high profile people (politicians) in society have been drafted for victimization. According to Barrister @AbdulMahmud01 “The constitution safeguards the right to go abroad against executive interference which is not supported by law;
law here means enacted law or state law...thus no person can be deprived of his right to go abroad unless there's a law made by the State prescribing the procedure for so depriving him and the deprivation is effected strictly in accordance with such procedure...
Interestingly I was chatting up with a friend I met at a security summit with some Isreali contacts. Someone from the Sheriff’s office in Newton Georgia was with him. We were discussing Police reforms in Nigeria & he took me through their public database. Very interesting find...
Kemi Olunloyo is not just an Ex-Convict in Nigeria, she is a recidivist even in Newton County in the State of Georgia, with felony warrants all over the place. She kept jumping bail since 2006. Little wonder she can’t get a VISA to anywhere. She’s stuck in Nigeria. #Pray4Kemi
I got her full dossier in Crime and felony cases. I will share with the police so they keep her on a watchlist for all our sakes.
It is still the same political illiteracy of hoping for a messiah based on strong man theory. Rather than opine like the same sub-literate you criticized, focus your attention on demanding for Strong institutions that enable the people hold their leaders to account. #No2Lifeless
Power belongs to the people not those elected by the people to serve them. Stop venerating politicians. They are as good as the system that holds them to account. Several bills that can impact the lives of the people were rejected by the President, but you’ll blame the NASS.
Political illiterates are the major problems of Nigeria not really the corrupt politicians. If we combine the activism and advocacy spirit together accountably, we can build strong institutions and make it impossible for a handful to foist their personal desires on the collective
Exactly two years ago I had a dialogue with my Rabi @yemusan1 on the state of the nation and here was his take in summary having navigated all angles and constructs we have reinforced as the holy grail in almost 60years or pretending under a contrived unity:
"It is difficult to appreciate the dynamic of the "smaller picture" (Individual developing nations like Nigeria) without understanding the context of the "bigger picture" (Global politics and power) and the role that developed Nations and private power brokers play...
...in maintaining a particular status quo to their benefit. Too many of us focus on the foibles of the decrepit cesspit that is our political system (which admittedly is quite an absorbing subject on its own) & get lost in the soundbites & activities of 2sides of the same coin.
The truth is that I will pick @YeleSowore over @MoghaluKingsley any day regardless of the weather and I say this with all due respect in the know. Like I once said, it may be necessary to peel the onion and demystify most of the distractions contesting in this election.
Sowore mentioned Prof Kingsley Moghalu being qualified but I wonder the criteria he deployed. As far as I’m concerned this is my position on that 👉🏽medium.com/@segalink/what…