In commemoration of international men’s day.

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.

Happy international men’s day.

‘Allergy of my soul’

‘Allergy of my soul’

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!

FIRE SIDE CHAT WITH SMSG AFRICA

“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”

Date: Friday 20th November, 2020
Venue: 2nd Floor Adunbi Plaza, 12 Rwangpam Street Jos.
Time: 3pm

Discussants:

  • Oluwadaser David
    Director-General, PICTDA
  • Teyei Joel
    Co-founder, Tomruk iHub Multiverse
  • Maryam Mohammed
    Founder, Women In Leadership Initiative
  • Ponsah Fanap
    Broadcast Journalist, Jay FM

This Fireside chat seeks to empower you with the information and resources to make effective decisions in social movements when leveraging the use of social media for social impact.

SMSGAfrica, a community of social innovators solving Africa’s social and economic challenges using social media as a platform for exchange of ideas

For Inquiries and partnership: 07038713285

Connect, Inspire, Impact

Social Media for Social Good Africa announces new Board of Managers

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.

Teyei Joel
Co-Founder, Tomruk iHub Multiverse

Connect, Inspire, Impact

ENDSARS PROTEST? What you should know!

“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:

  1. EndSARS|/SWAT
  2. Sack security chiefs
  3. Improve security
  4. Reduce petroleum pump price
  5. Reduce PHCN bill
  6. Create more jobs
  7. Stop banditry and herdsmen attacks
  8. End ASUU strike
  9. Place politicians on minimum wage
  10. Sign the Electoral reform bills
  11. 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?

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;

  1. What Seeds and Harvests is
  2. Similarities amd differences they have
  3. When to plant and when to Harvest
  4. 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.

Good Morning, Have a great day ahead.

By Duwara
#GodHasAbetterIdea

Yafe Ni(Forgive Me)

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.

LINK 1

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UAovQrkv8a7klj2edo751QrUjQBCFIb-/view?usp=sharing

Don’t just listen, download it and don’t stop there share it, thanks.

Tested by Fire

Conclusion

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.

Thank you much for finding time to read

By Duwara
#GodHasAbetterIdea