THANK YOU” GRATITUDES

I REALLY DO NOT HAVE TOO MANY MEMORY BUT THEN THE ONE I HAVE, I TRY SO HARD TO SHARE AND APPRECIATE THEM. THIS GOES OUT TO ALL FAMILIES, FRIENDS, STRANGERS AND DEAD ONES. YOU STILL LIVE ON

DAD, THIS IS FOR YOU: THANK YOU FOR RAISING ME WHILE I WAS A NOBODY, THANK YOU FOR ALL  THE LOVE, CARE, FOCUS AND LESSONS OF LIFE. THANK YOU FOR TEACHING ME THAT FOR EVERY WISE SAYING I GET FROM YOU,I CAN REAP BOUNTIFULLY IN TRIPLES. THANK FOR PLAYING THE ROLE OF A FATHER AND MOTHER TO ME. AS MY MIND RACE THROUGH TIME; TEARS FILL MY EYES AND I KNOW THE PAIN YOU MIGHT HAVE GONE THROUGH TO SEE ME WHERE I AM TODAY. THANK YOU FOR ALL THE PROVISION, LOVE AND AFFECTION. I MAY NEVER BE ABLE TO PAY THEM ALL IN FULL BUT THEN YOU ARE MY HERO. THANK YOU DAD

WOLE OGUNGBESAN: YOU TAKEN AWAY FROM ME WHEN YOU WERE ONLY FIVE YEARS OLD. YOU WERE SO FULL OF LIFE. MANY TIMES, I SIT AND WONDER WHY, ASK WHY? YOU WENT SO SUDDEN BUT THEN THE THOUGHT OF YOU CAN NEVER BE ERASED. I LEARNT THROUGH YOU DEATH, THAT LIFE IS ONLY AN OPPORTUNITY AND THUS WE MUST LIVE IT TO THE FULL. YOU SUFFERED UNTIL THE END BUT I KNOW THAT YOU ARE SMILING NOW. THANK YOU FOR BEING MY BROTHER. FOREVER YOU ARE IN MY HEART

ALL MY SISTERS AND BROTHERS: LIFE IS SO BEAUTIFUL AND THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT NOW. THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME THE PRIVILEGE TO CALL YOU BROTHERS AND SISTERS. IT IS WORTH THE WHILE AND SUCCESS. YOU MAKE ME SMILE WHEN I SHOULD WEEP. I FEEL LIKE…………………… THANK YOU.I LOVE YOU

TO MY FRIENDS, WHAT ARE FRIENDS? THANK YOU FOR BEING THERE FOR ME WHEN I NEEDED YOU. THANK YOU FOR HATING ME,LOVING ME AND DESPISING ME ALSO. YOU ALL ADDED MEANING TO MY LIFE WHETHER BEAUTIFULLY OR IGNORANTLY. I CAN NOT FORGET YOU FOR THE WISE WORDS, ADVISES, EVILS AND HOPES. WHETHER GOOD OR BAD, I KNOW YOU ARE STILL MY FRIENDS BECAUSE YOU INFLUENCED IN ONE WAY OR THE OTHER. THANK YOU FOR BEING THERE FRIENDS, I DOFF MY HEART TO YOU

TO TRUE FRIENDS; FRIENDS ARE LIKE SHELTER THAT SHED US FROM ALL DANGERS AND DESPAIRS. I REALLY DO NOT HAVE TOO MANY MEMORIES THAT I CAN USE TO REPAY YOUR GOOD DEEDS,NO I DO NOT HAVE BUT THANK YOU FOR ALL THE LOVE AND AFFECTION. THANK YOU FOR BELIEVING IN ME AND TEACHING ME HOW TO RESPECT YOU ALL THANK YOU SIMONA, EMMANUEL IBOK, FADILLAH, LIZA, NAUWASI, HASSAN, DAVID OBAYOJIE,  THE LIST GOES ON AND ON BUT THEN I SAY THANK YOU TO YOU ALL FOR ALL THE LOVE AND HOPE WE ALL SHARED TOGETHER AS ONE. LIFE IS SO BEAUTIFUL AND WOTH LIVING NOW. THANK YOU

TO ALL YOU HATERS AND ENEMIES, MY FATHER WOULD TEACH ME THAT IN LIFE, WE CAN  NOT ALWAYS HAVE THE BEST AND PEOPLE CAN NOT ALWAYS LOVE US. THIS IS TRUE BECAUSE THIS EXACTLY IS THE FIFTH LESSON DAD TAUGHT ME IN LIFE. THANK YOU ALL HATERS FOR DESPISING ME, YOUR PRESENCE MADE ME STRONGER, MADE ME TO MOUNT THE INSURMOUNTABLE AND GO AGAINST ALL ODDS. THANK YOU INSTILLING IN ME THE FEAR OF FAILING AND TEACHING ME TO APPRECIATE ALL FAILURES BECAUSE I COULD SEE THE LIGHT IN IT.

TO MY GIRLFRIEND, LOVE, THEY SAY IS BLIND LIKEWISE SWEET. HHHHM, SUCH WOULD BE SO REAL IF ONLY THIS WORLD WAS SO BEAUTIFUL BY THE DEEDS DONE WITH PEOPLE LIKE YOU. THEY WILL SAY I HAVE GOT SO MANY GIRLFRIENDS BUT YOU KNOW YOURSELF. THANK YOU FOR BEING THERE WHEN I NEEDED YOU. THANK YOU FOR HUGGING ME WHEN I NEEDED A HANDSHAKE, FOR KISSING ME WHEN I NEEDED A HUG AND EMBRACING SO WARMLY WITH LOVE WHEN I NEEDED A HAND TO HOLD. THANK YOU FOR TEACHING ME THAT I CAN ALWAYS LEARN TO LOVE ALL LOVES AND HATES. THANK YOU DEAR (SAYANG)

TO ALL MY FALLEN HERO, YOU MADE ME BELIEVE THAT IN LIFE,I COULD BE GREATER THAN YOU AND DO MUCH MORE BETTER AS WELL. TODAY YOU REST BEAUTIFULLY IN YOUR GRAVE SMILING (I GUESS). THANK YOU TEACHING ME SOME LESSON. GRANDPA AND GRANDMA, I DO NOT FORGET YOU ALSO, THE MEMORIES WILL LIVE ON FOREVER!!!!

WHAT ELSE? NOT MUCH MEMORIES BECAUSE MY ONCE SOFT HEART HAS BEEN BOILED WITH THE REALITIES OF LIFE. LIFE IS SO SWEET BUT YET DIFFICULT. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING

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PEACE…………..

Life is a mixture and combination of opposites. Just as there is love and hate, ups and downs, to be alive and to be dead, so also there exist in this world; war and peace.
Come, hear this, think for a while, why is there war? Is peace a sequel to war? How can we know the value of freedom when we have never felt bondage?  Can we have peace amidst ethnic trauma, rural conflict, anomie, cataclysms and political violence?

Impossible some will argue. Such pessimism is certainly founded on the bellicose tendencies of a preponderant number. However, the truth is that it is not impossible; therefore making it possible to have peace in the constant struggle of the realization and bitter experience wars has caused us.

If God could create this boisterous planet out of primal vapour and created man from clay with just a breathe to give him life, then he in comity with man, can rescue our planet from genocides, war, fratricide and hate. War is a product of misunderstanding and sometimes a quest to show the relevance of superiority over inferiority, governed by the epistemology of hate, vengeance and revanchism through the act of terror, violence and brigandage. It is a pity we can achieve nothing good following this false doctrine.

Name them; the First World War, Second World War, civil war, battle of waterloo, the unforgettable USA/Iraq war. What did these violence and malevolent war cause? The answers: the great depression, hunger, turning our once gregarious planet to a living hell of life and has eventually breached our co-existence as one in unity and harmony. Our once ecstatically, happy, joyous and glorious state has been reduced to nothing but to ruins. Peace has suddenly becomes an enemy of the state.

Brothers, sisters, parents, friends and compatriots, the prognosis continue. Peace is not an option but a “must do”. We ought to stand as one to further deepen the truth as we seek for hope. I dare to say this to all enemies of peace and to all the wreck-less wreckers of our planet, we are following you with the wisdom of the serpent, the strengths of a lion and nemesis of nature. The time will come when even love will appears as sour to you, you will bit your finger so hard but then it will be too late because you have wrecked so many homes. To all you destroyers and obstacles of progress, spread out your deeds now because the moment of peace is set and only then the verdict of history will judge you!

Peace is the way forward!

A LITTLE TRUTH

As a free thinker and logically inclined person, I still find the ongoing debate between my fellow Christian and Muslim brothers and sister amusing. I still can’t fathom the rationale behind their attempts to prove that each others religion is the supreme one and thus will do anything to protect their claims. Going through a lot of debates between great scholars and intellectuals, I am quick to add that the very source of their argument was founded on a shaky background and thus, a time for reflection should be the order of the day.

Man has the capacity to think, argue, reason, imagine and believe but he doesn’t have the capacity to understand the rationale behind why he exist. That we exist is only a grace of the divine being given to us. Are we better than the many faithful who have died so early? Are we better in term of organization than the ants? What exactly do we seek in this existence of ours? There are many questions on the list but for the sake of this clarity, much can’t be said of.

I will be doing justice on this topic if I come as a layman with no understanding. it would make me better than the so called intellectuals who have failed to ask themselves some basic and fundamental questions rather than deepening themselves into the core heart of finding errors and mistakes in the HOLY BOOKS. Yes, let them say that man had written the books and thus it does not qualifies to be called HOLY. Let them say that the AL-QURAN is false because the man Muhammed was false. Let them say that the HOLY BIBLE is only a book and that it is full of errors, mistakes and absurdities. Let their voices be heard, let them speak and shout, let them wail, let the curse, let them argue, let them gather ten thousand of people to listen to their oratories, let them showcase their acquired intellectualities and let them speak like king among kings. Yes, let them voice out!!!

Alas, we still come back to the basic, we still come back to the very beginning. What change can it cause except that both faith switch to each other religion (Muslims become Christians and vice versa), what else? This is the failure of these intellectuals. To me, they only use casuistry to make their point but never have they asked themselves how a book full of contradiction became a HOLY BOOK?

Today, we have heard of so many instances where verses from the Al Quaran and Holy Bible saved a lot of people. We have heard of some many cases of where the BIBLE and QURAN were used to revive people. These books have healed many people, signs and wonders have been given and they are happening today. Has all these argument changed the course of these books? What else? Is the Bible not the source of inspiration to many broken homes and a source of belief and expectations? Is the Quaran not a revealed book that guides the conduct of men? We forget that even if all men were Muslims or Christians, our world will still not be a better place. Have we not heard of Muslims killing their fellow brothers? Have we not heard of Christians doing same? What about the Jews, Buddha and all others? What exactly do we owe to nature if I may ask you all? Hence the if the books of contradiction is capable of doing all these wonderful things, why then do we still busy ourselves with the task of supremacy?

ON GOOD AND EVIL: THE PHILOSPHER-KING

Often times, I have asked this question of freedom and determinism. Is man really free? What is it in man that makes him free? It is commonly believed that man is free and makes use of his freedom in the manner that so pleases him and therefore should be held morally for any course of actions he undertakes. However, when we come across the principles and theory of determinism, we are soon faced with the readily fact that man is not free and he has never been free.

Ethical determinism speculates that men’s action is only determined and followed as a result of what they see and perceive as good. This simply means that man will act only based on the good and what comes as good to him thus being compelled by an internal force to act and do. It would sound untrue to hear of a man who left the good (what he knows to be the good) and choose what is evil. We can’t define the good in the universal sense because good is a relative term. What appeals and appears as good to me might not be same with another fellow. For example, that I stole a mobile phone sound evil because I have taken away the source of communication from that person but at the same time, it is a good to me because I now have a mobile phone to communicate regardless of how it was gotten. This example makes it difficult for the good to be defined in general and hence many have suggested that the good itself, should be beneficiary to both the subject and the object; only then, we can define the good in the universal. If indeed man were to be free as speculated, the variations existing between accepting what is good and not should have long ago be discarded or resolved. When the ancient Greek Philosopher; Socrates and Plato held the view that it is ignorance that makes people to do evil or harmful thing to others, they were quick enough to note that ignorance is the absence of knowledge. Therefore, if ignorance causes men to act in an evil way, we conclude that man is not free from his emotion because, what appear as good might be used to promote the evil. If one day, I render help to a dying man left for the dead knowing fully well that if I walk pass, he will be dead in another few seconds. After some days, I am being robbed by a group of men and only for me to realize that the ring leader is this same man I helped before, what would be the current situation if we have to follow what Socrates is saying? Ignorance would only apply when I see the good and refuses to accept that this is the good, only then I become ignorant. The good is not something that can be dismissed or evaded with a flick of the finger. The good is so powerful that it surpasses the emotion and forces the emotion to act.

I can’t accept the fact that ignorance causes people to act in an evil manner. What of the man who made up his mind to kill his evil father for the many sins committed by his father? Is that not a good itself? Would we say that killing a man who has previously taken away five hundred innocent lives and still hoping to take another three hundred in the nearer few days, is not justified and thus should be taken as evil? Evil, as many have argued has no base but rather thrive on the good for it to be called “evil”. In the similar examples given above, we can logically say that while it is wrong to take away somebody life no matter the circumstances, then we commit an evil by allowing the person to live still knowing fully well that he will go ahead and kill more people. How then do we reconcile these school of thought, on one hand, we can’t take away the life of someone and on the other hand, we commit an evil by allowing him to live knowing that his continuous existence will cost more people to do?

I have often wonder supposing we have a scenario in which a sick man is seriously in need of a little amount of money to buy medicine that will save his life and after seeking all places, he finds no help. He is left for the dead and he readily accepts his fate. Meanwhile, there is a rich man in the same location and he is very wealthy that he doesn’t know what to do with his money except that he stores them up in a room. Suddenly, a relative of this sick man stole a part of this rich man’s money and saved his brother from dying. What is the good and what is the evil here? Is it the fact that the money being stolen (which the rich man never knew and probably will never know) that makes it evil or that the attention of this evil was directed towards a good? Saving a life is far better and glorious that money being piled up for no purpose. Hence, while we agree the mean was dubious, evil and uncalled for, the end itself was a glorious one because it required the saving of someone’s health. Yes, the rich might have worked so hard for his money which by moral value is a good action. At the same time, a sick man in point of death requires money to live on. Therefore, we could not find the perfect good because it was marred with some evil in order to save a life.

If we follow the utilitarianism theories, the greatest happiness represents the greater number of people. Thus if one man will die and it will save five hundred people from dying, why should not he be put to death? Or do we subscribe to the view that it is better for five hundred men to die and one man to live? No, we can’t agree to this view. This makes the problem of good and evil even more confusing. What exactly is the good? What is evil?

Whatever we see and perceive as good must comes from one determinant factor; this is the belief that this good will be useful to us. Man, by all morals and standards is not a free man as many ancient and modern scholars will argue. To be free, is to be totally free from all emotions, death, beliefs etc. To be free in the universal sense and ideal is to be born free of which man is not. It would be illogical to have been born in bondage and yet living in this chaotic world hopes to attain freedom. Emotion puts us to act in so many instances and thus what do we owe to freedom? Nothing

The good “being a must do” has not be universally defined and thus the very reason why we have people who continually to mistake the good for evil and evil for good. Ignorance doesn’t compel us to act but what compel us to do evil and good is simply because everything appears as good to us. The only different is that the mean and process of actualizing it, is what defines the good and evil in the clear context. I do not think the evil can thrive without the good. Just as we can’t have a world full of good, so also we can’t have a world totally full of evil. For a world of evil to thrive on, it would means that nothing is perceived as the good and this is paramount to impossibility because we cat in an evil way to achieve some good. We never act evil because we want evil. No man, even the nemesis and enemies of man desire evil on us but that they see something which is the good hence the innate nature of evil. Evil for evil sake is not an ideal thought.

The more we try to thrive on the good, the more evil becomes glaring, how then can we live a free world where supremacy battle reigns between the good and evil. I have sought for so many answers regarding this good but hence it would be wise to conclude that what appears as good is not same to my fellow brothers and thus using the means and process as a yardstick will only make the distinction.

I dare to conclude this thought that until the good is defined universally, only then, men will understand that to act in the good, is to do the good in a way that the good is good in itself with no single trait of evil. The perception, the act, the process and the mean must be good such that when subjected to moral standard, it will be accepted on the overall.

DEMOCRACY IN AFRICA: PROSPECTS AND CHALLENGES

Democracy is not a new term on the block but rather a long time practices that has now been accustomed to so many people, states and countries. Athens was a democracy throughout most of the 5th and the 4th century. Only in 411BC did oligarchs succeed in establishing a government where the few and wealthy ruled over the many and mostly poor. Neither oligarchic regime lasted even as long as a year. But tensions between oligarchs and democrats were always present in Athenian politics. In as much as Plato criticized democracy, the truth is that our 21st century is no more as primitive as the 5th and 4th century.

Historically, the opposition to democracy is not a new thing but a long time reality. Democracy has always come under attack from the monarchists and aristocrats. Ideological conservatives, too, tended to have strong reservations with regard to popular rule.  Notwithstanding, the catholic church also allied with anti-democratic force so as to continually gain hold on people thus the ideal of democracy has become the norm at least right from the ancient time.

Democracy is derived from two Greek words “demos” meaning people and “kratia” meaning rule of power. It is important to note that there is no universal definition of democracy but it has come to mean a rule of system where the people have the utmost say. The most popular definition given so far is that of Abraham Lincoln, an ex-president of the United State of America who in his own ideas defined it as “government of the people, by the people and for the people”. Lincoln went up to be one of the America’s greatest Presidents of all time.

There are fundamentals and principles of democracy; all these are attributes that defines the beauty and uniqueness of democracy. When we observe the Locus of Authority, Rule of Law, Principle of Legitimacy and freedom of choice as well as many others, we only come to the fact that democracy is the beauty of any government. The legality and power of democracy comes from the electorates. A system where the masses vote in elections for their preferred candidate who they feel is capable of governing them. Today, it has gone to include a house of parliament that will help checkmate the powers of the executives. Democracy has given so much right to the average man.

The greatest challenge facing the Africa continent in its state policy and affairs is that since most African countries gained independence, our political leaders have failed to see democracy as service to the people. This singularly accounts for the reason behind so many dictatorial tendencies in governance in most of these countries. The refusal of these political leaders to relinquish power at the expiration of their tenure is a worrisome issue that needs to be re-addressed timely. It is a pity that Democracy is yet to stay in Africa in-spite of all the benefits and goodies it has to offer. Africans will not in a hurry, forget the long regime of Idi Amin of Uganda, Mimiery of Sudan, Sid Barre of Somalia, Arap Moi of Kenya, Babaginda of Nigeria, Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda of Malawi, Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire Macias Nguema of Equatorial Guinea and Matthew Kerekou of Benin Republic, just a few to mention.

In the Africa context and arena, perhaps we can right argue that South Africa represents the true virtue of Democracy. A country that gained its independence in 1994 and has continually maintained stability in all ramifications especially in her polity and governance. As a matter of necessity, all African leaders should emulate Nelson Mandela; the first elected president of South Africa who after twenty seven years of imprisonment for fighting against the apartheid policy in South Africa rose up to be its greatest leader not only in the county in African as a whole. Dr. Nelson Mandela voluntarily refused to vie for a second term in 1998 where it was obvious that he was going to win after performing remarkably well in his first tenure (1994-1998). Mandela is a man of virtue and moral and has become an inspiration to many leaders in the world. Which World leader doesn’t want to meet Mandela? A man who showcased the glories of Africa and sought for a day the world will come to Africa to experience its beauty. Today, South Africa is hosting the World Cup; another privileged for the world to see how Democracy is practiced in Africa rather than believing that Africa hope for the future is already damaged by our political leaders. Mandela has written his name on the annals of African Political history. Generations to come will live to remember this man of honour and integrity.

Mandela should therefore be a role model for other African Leaders especially the despots among them who see leadership as their birthright and that of their children. Such leaders should be reminded that it is the inalienable political right of the electorate in their countries to decide who presides and that by forcing themselves into office through rigged elections and other mechanism available points out to only one clear fact: they are not democrats.

What we see in Africa today is an unfortunate misrepresentation of democratic ideas and ideals which has been the lot of African continent. In this age of civilization, Africa is still backward not because the resources and power is absence but because a few individuals have sold their conscience and sabotaged these resources they were mandated to manage for the benefit of all. They have developed doctrines that are similar to dictatorship in the name of Democracy. The most baffling thing is that the people are not readily inclined to stand up and fight this illness. One can’t heap the blames on them for they are being ruled. What we must call to order is the forces that aid this plot. For example, the military should not be made to see evil and pretend like nothing exists. Well, today, a clear distinction is drawn between the democrats (civilians) and the military (dictators), however where civilian begins to allow power intoxicate their conscience, what would be the fate of many others?

The problem doesn’t end in the leaders but the followers also. The followers are not equally being fair to the quest of fairness and justice. Bribery had found its way into their hearts and thus corruption has become the order of the day. It is only in Africa, that a good man is seen as a bad person and the man who refuses to be corrupt is a disease to the society; he should be found among the dead. Such as ideas and beliefs they have been craved out over time. A great pity!

Indeed what most African Leaders both past and present have failed to realize is that history has never been so kind to people who use their power and privileged position to work against the collective interests of others. They were all eventually forced out of office in a shameful manner.  Idi Amin of Uganda died in a foreign land of renal failure and was not deemed fit to be buried even, Hastings Kumuzu of Malawi died of health failure after losing his elections to be a democratic elected leader. The most annoying part of it all is that these leaders were all educated and understood Democracy too well; they were elites.

Democracy since its inception is still crawling and thus time is fast changing. It is now a wake up call that our electorate system must be sound enough to produce credible leaders who will behave like the Plato “Philosopher king”. In the same light as Plato, until our democratic leaders are Mandela alike and  Mandela alike are elected leaders, Africa, I’m afraid, will continue to be exploited with no hope of a brighter future.

I DO HAVE A DREAM

I have a dream that one day, men and women will rise up to the challenge and face the very reason why we co exist as one. The unity that has been divided and buried will rise up and become the pinnacle of our hope. That all the deeds of our past heroes will find their ways back to the heart of men and we shall all in spirit of fairness and love treat brothers and sisters as one.

I have a dream on colour and races. A dream that one day, black and whites will look at each others with no trace of colour. The Mongolians will rise up and look at the Negros with love and sincerity, the Caucasians race will also be there to gather hands together and sing the tune of oneness. The very reason for our co-existence will be realized and only then we shall face each other with fairness.

I had a dream that justice, peace, love and equity became the order of the day. The long road that bends toward justice was embodied with peace and love. Men will sought after peace and nothing else but peace. The leaders will rule with fairness and equity, the followers will obey will all might and faithfulness. Our nations will be brother’s keeper, our land will be home for all. No more corruption, no more killing and kidnapping. How safe our land will be then!

I have a dream that all destruction that have rendered homes homeless, children to wanders across the street, starvation, war, calamities and disasters will be gone. Our land will be cleanse of all the misdeed of our leaders and we shall tighten our fists so strong that never again in history will our land be taken away from us. The verdict of history will judge us fairly and only then we shall come to understand the spirit of love as it presents itself to us.

I have a dream that all Muslims, Christians, Jews and all other religions will cease to be dogmatically inclined, we shall respect one and another views. We shall not fight a battle of falseness and falsehood, the long raging battle to prove which religion is the truth will stop. All attention will be looking out to one and another. I had this dream that “PEACE” is the mother of all. Thus, when we live in peace, the claim for supremacy will cease and then we can forge ahead in life. Muslims will stand up and reach its peaceful hand to all religions and others will follow. All religious clashes and crises shall no longer exist and then man shall harbour all that is known to him and never again will he seek the path of destruction.

I have a dream that one day, our sweats, labours and unseen future will become apparent and glaring that we can all sit in the midst of our jobs and smile. There will be no more antagonists and protagonists. The nemesis and ironies of life will seek its face no more. Our boisterous planet will become a place of calmness and unity. We shall work no longer harder to find what to eat or drink. We shall not be worried by the necessities of life because they will be readily available and provided for us.

I have a dream that children will be given the basic education and the moral upbringing to progress in life. The existing gap between the rich and the poor will be narrowed down to zero. We shall all be rich in our own little way. Never shall hunger strike in our land again. There is going to be a great awakening in our land, a great revival and everyone who look up to peace as the way out will be saved. We shall be able to afford all the luxurious goods of life. We shall stop hating each other and begin to love each other. Never again, shall we face the hardship we have been structured to face. The words of the aged ones will be a guide to our path, the wise saying shall becomes the philosophy of our time.

I have this dream and nothing else could be greater than for us to drop all traits of hate and reach out to the larger world the message of this dream because in this dream, the hope of the future lies and peace MUST become the order of the day.

PEACE!

Life is a mixture and combination of opposites. Just as there is love and hate, ups and downs, to be alive and to be dead, so also there exist in this world; war and peace.
Come, hear this, think for a while, why is there war? Is peace a sequel to war? How can we know the value of freedom when we have never felt bondage?  Can we have peace amidst ethnic trauma, rural conflict, anomie, cataclysms and political violence?

Impossible some will argue. Such pessimism is certainly founded on the bellicose tendencies of a preponderant number. However, the truth is that it is not impossible; therefore making it possible to have peace in the constant struggle of the realization and bitter experience wars has caused us.

If God could create this boisterous planet out of primal vapour and created man from clay with just a breathe to give him life, then he in comity with man, can rescue our planet from genocides, war, fratricide and hate. War is a product of misunderstanding and sometimes a quest to show the relevance of superiority over inferiority, governed by the epistemology of hate, vengeance and revanchism through the act of terror, violence and brigandage. It is a pity we can achieve nothing good following this false doctrine.

Name them; the First World War, Second World War, civil war, battle of waterloo, the unforgettable USA/Iraq war. What did these violence and malevolent war cause? The answers: the great depression, hunger, turning our once gregarious planet to a living hell of life and has eventually breached our co-existence as one in unity and harmony. Our once ecstatically, happy, joyous and glorious state has been reduced to nothing but to ruins. Peace has suddenly becomes an enemy of the state.

Brothers, sisters, parents, friends and compatriots, the prognosis continue. Peace is not an option but a “must do”. We ought to stand as one to further deepen the truth as we seek for hope. I dare to say this to all enemies of peace and to all the wreck-less wreckers of our planet, we are following you with the wisdom of the serpent, the strengths of a lion and nemesis of nature. The verdict of history will judge you. Peace is the way forward