Addicted To Entertainment

Do you realize how many of us are addicted to being entertained? Look around you for a moment; the media is all about entertainment these days. More music, more drama, even the news is delivered sensationally to keep us entertained.

Cell phone companies are continuously developing new ways of giving us the ultimate entertainment experience. Social Media has become an integral part of almost everyone’s daily life. Even the church has been sold this entertainment gospel.

Preachers have perfected the art of oratory, using a blend of imagery, metaphors & humorous anecdotes to make the sermon entertaining and appealing so at the end, we clap and cheer in excitement and feel good.

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Dear Young People, Please Don’t Be Stupid!

My attention was drawn to the report about the two young women who drowned at Elegushi Beach over the weekend. Very sad indeed.
I saw their friends and family calling on Government intervention to make our beaches safer. While i agree that public facilities like the beach need to be better safeguarded, maintained and protected, i strongly believe that we cannot afford to ignore personal responsibility.

I grieve for the untimely death of those two lovely young women and indeed our government need to do better. But then i couldn’t help but remember all the reports of young people dying by drowning at beaches in Lagos..

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#PHOTOS: Christian Youth Group Visits Displaced Families In Gwoza

IMG_20140906_145047Youth With A Purpose aka YWAP- an international, non-denominational christian youth fellowship that started operation in October 1999 in Kaduna and have currently spread out to over 30 centers in Nigeria and in some cities around the world including the United Kingdom, Ghana, and Malaysia.

Recently, the Maiduguri chapter of YWAP, (consisting of students of the university of Maiduguri) paid a visit to the people displaced by the Boko Haram in Gwoza.

These amazing young people prayed with, sang and encouraged the families. Check out the photos:

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GENERATIONAL VOICES! – Young People For Change!

Generational Voices, also referred to as GenVoices, is a growing non partisan pan-Nigerian movement of persons aged 18 to 40. It was conceived as a means to convert online engagement into practical and sustainable change.

A key lesson from Occupy Nigeria was that social media chatter and street protests were not sustainable solutions to Nigeria’s problems.

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