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MEDICINE AFTER DEATH

Yesterday, I read an article by Piers Morgan and I went, ‘Thank God! Here is someone who thinks like me!’ and because this is the second time we have expressed same opinion, it just has to be said; I really like Piers Morgan.

Okay, now on to my article…

For what used to be rare occurrence, it seems like the world is having plane disasters too often these days. The very fact that when this happens, it ends up claiming the lives of so many people in such a brutal and final way, is even more disheartening. You feel the impact of the loss whether or not you personally knew someone on the plane.

As would all airplane crashes, in the days following the devastating Germanwings crash, the world is still trying to comprehend the details of such a tragedy with all fingers pointing towards the co-pilot, Andreas Lubitz. As we now know, he intentionally crashed the plane, taking along with him, the lives of 149 people of which included school children, babies and other people with promising futures. How thoughtless!! No kind of depression can excuse such inhumane act and heaven forgive me, but I hope his death was slow and painful (Yes! I said it).

Now, here is where I have major beef, it has come to light that Andreas Lubitz was depressed and even ruled unfit to fly by two different doctors. While I agree that he, Andreas Lubitz, is an adult who should be responsible for his own actions and as such is the no. 1 culprit in this sickening incident, I also believe that the airline is culpable and this is why… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on March 30, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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TAKE A STAND: MY POINT OF VIEW

Two days ago, I had the privilege of attending a discourse organised by the Nigerian initiative, Take A Stand. As the name implies, the initiative centres on getting Nigerians to ‘stop sitting on the side-lines and get involved in creating a truly dynamic Nigeria’. Eloquently put, get off your passive, selfish butt and extend your hand towards building the Nigeria of your dreams!

The event was highly interactive with almost all participants expressing their views on what they believed to be some of the profound problems of Nigeria. They also shared on what we, Nigerians, could do to fix it. Needless to say, I learnt a lot; it is almost impossible not to, when you are privileged to listen to brilliant people.

Points highlighted by speakers ranged from lack of real education, to growing dysfunctional homes, Bad Parenting, Dire Poverty, A disconnect between words and actions, Lack of civic responsibility, Disunity and so on.

Unfortunately, I didn’t get the opportunity to add my ‘two cents’ because I had the ‘funtunity’ (I believe I just coined a new word; Fun + Opportunity **wink wink**) of working as the photographer of the event. Nevertheless, I am going to add my two cents here because I believe that this is important, not only because I am Nigerian, but because we are at a time where we if we stand up for change, we can’t be ignored.

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Posted by on March 12, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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