Winners for the Pride Competition

We are glad to finally announce the winners of our debut competition after what has been a long wait for our competitors. We’ll bring you more details about our winners much later, However these are their names: The winner by your popularity vote is Amarachi Ekekwe Priscilla and the winner...

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Nigeria – Our Country, Our Legacy

We are not Nigerians because we were born in Nigeria, we are Nigerians because Nigeria was born in us, both as an individual and as a people, we are all there is to be ashamed of or proud of…

It’s really frustrating to see how much of ourselves (Nigeria) we have lost in our need to be accepted, appreciated, heard and defined. I am not an exception and neither are you. there’s no sense in blaming our leaders for our mistakes, we are responsible for all that happens to us as an individual and as a people. maybe i will believe the masses are justified when people start coming from Togo, Namibia, Ghana or some other countries to rule us; because as long as it’s Nigerian people becoming Nigeria leaders, i’ll uphold my opinion of status change and not difference in national identity. our leaders are only a mere representation of who we are deep down within; our greed, lust for power, selfish interests, our ambitions etc.

Good citizens make good leaders, it’s not the other way round. we may have so many short comings as a people but there’s good in everyone of us. We only need to emphasize it more in our words, attitude and actions.

We have a rich cultural heritage. a history of model citizens to learn from, people who gave their lives and lots more to get us where we are, both the ones that made it to our history books and the greater ones that didn’t.

i hope the video below can give you a glimpse of what we have lost.
I challenge you this day to become a model citizen to the generations yet to come. to aim for legacy and not riches.

for more insights into what we hope to achieve, you should click on this post title and see our model citizen video.

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Finalists – Our Pride Essay and Poetry Contest

As we draw close to the final lap of our Essay and Poetry contest, we want to sincerely acknoladge the creativity displayed in some of the submissions we’ve recieved and even though some of their names are not included here, we’ll read their works over and over and for...

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A SALUTE TO THAT BLACK SOLDIER

  And when the call came, refusal wasn’t an option, wrapped in a warm embrace from her family, amidst tears, she walked briskly forward and accepted the call. For sure she knew what the call was about. It was a call to save to serve and to protect. Did...

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The 9-year-old Wizkid who passed WAEC

Anjola Victoria Mautin Botoku is a student of Edidot Primary School, Badore, Ajah, Lagos. She was not too long ago awarded by the Lagos state house of Assembly At plenary as the youngest person to have achieved this feat. Anjola stood in the stand reserved for the governor and received a handshake...

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TRIBUTE TO THE TYPICAL NIGERIAN LOVER

  He lives each day trying to please his woman, he may have other girls but he places no one above her, his wish, above all things is peace, a month, a week, or even a day without her ‘nags’. He keeps up with her PMS secretly praying for...

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THE WATCH WORD

Poverty came knocking, it stared us in our face and whispered to us things we didn’t understand. we thought it was hungry  and homeless so we let it in. it dealt with us, made us walk miles in search of work it exchanged the peacefulness of our home into...

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The Nigerian Story

 My father told me the story of a green field, where the horses and eagles lived and made a coat for their arms, resigning from war and just recovering from the brisk hold of slavery, they called it colonialism. Where the people sit daily counting their days without a...

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You can- Anywhere Anytime

You can have a heart that forgives, But to do this, you will need at least a person that offended you, a willing spirit, a Heart wanting to be freed from pain and you; A person that knows we are all but humans…     You can become deaf...

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