19th November is celebrated worldwide every year to commemorate the contributions and achievements of men at different levels ranging from family, community, workplace and nationally.
The theme for this year’s is “better health for men and boys”. Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well being;it is all encompasssing. It is worthy of mention that this aspect has been neglected and exposing men to mental and emotional disorders and trauma. In recent times, the rate of suicide amongst men is on a go.
Health goes to productivity, managing stress and relationships. Men do so much to earn a living and barely enjoy living. And today, your well being has become of vital concern to our collective survival. The socio_economic pressure and demands can be irksome. Honestly, It’s hard being a man out there.
It’s hard going through laborious days and still keeping your fun spirit in tact. How do you live such selfless lives and always putting the needs of others before yours?
In the midst of tremendous socio_economic crisis and moral decadence, we employ you to take your health more seriously. This neglect has birthed a lot of ingenuity, illments, gender rivalry, sexual violence et al.
Men suffer from social exclusion as the boy child is often neglected even at a tender age. He’s just expected to be fine somehow. The society in my opinion will be a better place if even attention is given to both gender at early development and adulthood.
Today, we celebrate all men. Keep being true to thyself, the world is a better place with you in it.
We value you! Your achievements are not unnoticed! Your contributions are greatly appreciated! Thank you for your love and sacrifices.
It kept craving and wouldnt be satisfied I fed it with pies and candy yet; It refused to be pacified I took it to the best hotels with assorted drinks and meat; it didnt appreciate and kept craving for strong meat. That; I couldn’t fathom
“Oh you ingrate I gave thee all pleasures of life But you wouldn’t be satisfied Took you for adventures but wouldn’t stop seeking and searching. You are wearying! Irking me to my bones Making me moving within cones”
But I was a fool My soul had an allergy For junks, costly apparels and pleasure. Of the things money can’t afford; In unison it demands in one accord The imperishable, food for immortals. Poor me, I fed my lion with veggies!
“History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
SMSGAfrica, a social innovative hub brings to you it’s November edition of her Fireside Chat with the theme: “Social Movements and the use of Social Media for Social Impact”
Social Media for Social Good Africa (SMSGAfrica) a project of Tomruk iHub Multiverse, a social innovative enterprise community aimed at using online tools in solving offline problems for sustainable growth and development, uses this medium to announce it’s new Board of Managers (BOM) for 2020/2021.
The new BOM is expected to carry out our mandate to connect, inspire and Impact on communities to use digital tools to drive and support transformational development in Africa.
Team Lead Nankpak Cirfat
Secretary Deborah Bupwatda
Assistant Secretary Elijah Paul
Treasurer Glory Ayobami
Lead Communication Ibrahim Kallamu
Lead Programming Okoko Lawrencia Jenebu
Lead Membership Senkaam Danaan
Assistant Lead Membership Adesina Oluwasegun
Lead Sponsorship Nyigba Blessing
Assistant Lead Sponsorship Evelyn Pulle
SMSGAFRICA through its conferences, fortnightly fireside chats amongst other activities, has engaged 5000+ youths and hosted 100+ visionary speakers.
We believe that by creating an enlightening, positive, supportive, and high energy environment, we can help the society to grow and develop.
“A nation that accepts to live a third-class life is just a third-class nation! If a nation wants to be called and recognized as a honorable nation, it must be firm enough to refuse any kind of policy which is against the right of dignity of any person! No refuse, no honor! If you don’t refuse bad government, you deserve it all the way! “–Mehmet Murat Ildan
As a nation, we have witnessed some of the most drastic in recent times in Nigeria. Consequently , these agitations are not born as a result of recent occurrences but accumulated grievances. There is a great outcry by the Nigerian youths who have refused to be consoled. The Nation wide protest as we see today was kindled by the protest against the extra-judicial killings perpetrated by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
This is a nation-wide protest has gotten the support of many persons, including renowned local and international celebrities and political figures. It is obvious, the Nigerian youth have been far stretched, and pushed to the wall beyond their boundaries. They are lean on patience and cannot afford to stay silent any longer.
The flagrant impunity and abuse of human right carried out by some members of the Nigerian Police force, is highly irritable and unacceptable. This is evident in the violent acts of bullying , unlawful detention, beating, confiscation of valuable property, extortion and extra-judicial killings. Imagine living in a country where your right to life is not guaranteed, how much more your dignity, welfare and other socio-economic necessities? Truly, it is a highly unfortunate situation.
Why are the protests still subsisting despite the so called dissolution of SARS and introduction of a new unit of the police; SWAT? Among other things, these are the demands of the youths from the Federal government:
Sack security chiefs
Reduce petroleum pump price
Reduce PHCN bill
Create more jobs
Stop banditry and herdsmen attacks
End ASUU strike
Place politicians on minimum wage
Sign the Electoral reform bills
A Nigerian president must have at least a first degree
As a whole the youths are clamoring for an end to BAD GOVERNANCE. For long the youths have been silent not because the enemy is Nigeria but that the enemy of the people is a culture bad governance by public servants elected by the people . The youth have demonstrated great patriotism for their country and as clear as day light, Hope has risen for a better Nigeria.
We say NO TO SARS/SWAT, NO to impunity and executive recklessness, No to police brutality. The power of the people is held up high and we seek to remind the government that we are not cowards anymore and their arrogant rulership style must come to an end. With one voice, with no fear we say WE ARE NOT JUST TIRED OF LIVING AS A THIRD CLASS NATION BUT TIRED OF LIVING THIRD CLASS LIVES.
The high spirit, activism, donations and services of professionals and all patriotic Nigerians to this cause is highly commendable. This Activism has gone beyond mammoth crowds protests on the streets but also massive regional prayer walks.
I will end with a quote by Abe Lincoln “to sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men”
The #EndSARS protest has gone through many phases. Ranging from it’s being hijacked by thugs and hoodlums, shooting of peaceful protesters, looting and a whole lot. It is important to note that the youth will not back down despite the resistance of the government and selfish individuals in high places. They will match on with hope that this will be the birthing of the Nigeria we all hope and pray for, because this is our home.
Seeds or Harvests? Welcome to the series “Seeds or Harvests”, we delighted to share this exciting topic with you, in this topic we will borrow alot of agricultural concepts as it relates to bible truth and how it applies in our daily lives.
in this series we will focus on the following;
What Seeds and Harvests is
Similarities amd differences they have
When to plant and when to Harvest
Storage Focus verse “As surely as the Lord your God lives,” she replied, “I don’t have any bread—only a handful of flour in a jar and a little olive oil in a jug. I am gathering a few sticks to take home and make a meal for myself and my son, that we may eat it—and die.” 1Kings 17:12
We hope you will follow along, your questions, comments and recommendations are always welcomed.
Duwara Dogara is a Jos based gospel artist that is presently working on a deluxe version of his 2019 released album “Let there be light”.
This song “Yafe Ni” is a prayer of repentance acknowledging how God remains faithful even in our unfaithfulness, the songs ends the joy involved in having a changed life and also a prayer of Thanksgiving.
This series “Tested by Fire” had the objective of helping readers understand that a Test is used to measure the quality of work.
We have been able to see that Jesus is the only foundation we are meant to build on, and the quality of what we build would one day be tested 1Cor. 3:11-16.
This means that doing religious activities or good things for the sake of praise would not pass the fire test.
We also saw that testing can come as a trial to a believer, just like in the case of Job, He lost everything including His health, testing can come from family and friends also,
but the question is would you pass the test when it comes?
One key thing we need to understand is that failing the Test would not make you miss heaven if you are on the right foundation, but you would miss the reward meant for you when you get to heaven “God “will repay each person according to what they have done.”” ROM. 2:6.
But why wouldn’t you want God’s reward?
One thing I would want you to start if you have not started is doing things out of purpose and not eye service because the bible says, their reward is paid in full,
““So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.” Matt. 6:2.
Today starts questioning the good things you do to avoid getting a valuless reward from men as opposed to God’s.