Saturday, October 17, 2009

hard to party

This post is being typed at 2 :53 in the morning because i just came back from a party that i really enjoyed. the party was to celebrate one of my friend's who added one year to his age. he had a lot of people over there and it was just dancing galore.

It is funny how you can be a DJ with just computer and internet, lol with things like Youtube, Gidilounge, pandora, it is very easy to just mixx sounds from the pc and connect it to a high amp speaker.. Yours truly was the DJ tonight, and i must say it was fun, i was just mixxing away, i tried but i know i am not as good as a prof Dj would have played...loved the experience tho.

Ok, i have been trying to talk to this babe for a while but it seems she is playing hard to get and lets see how this game would end. i know there is no perfect relationship but why dont you just give it a chance, i guess you are missing out on this Dark, hot chocolate called 9ja's OT.

so i have being hitting the gym a lot lately and i am loving what i am seeing, i just need a little more abs workout and i think i would be very content with every every.
changing your diet and lifting weights, i tell you are not the easiest thing to do, but i am struggling through it, i now see why we have proud and arrogant models and actors, because for you to put in all that time in the gym and have the result u want, you will always have the urge to lift your head up and say "this is all me, i did this". I pray by the grace of God i never become arrogant and proud would never be a word that people would use to describe me. Amen.

So let me go to bed, i need to sleep and still have assignments to work on that are due this week. have a nice day people.

Friday, October 16, 2009

the week

This week has been very good as it flew by very quickly, we had a clinical rotations week in school and i was posted to a school BOE, which composed of various schools. so me and the person i was attached to had to drive around a lot in order to see various students in their educative environs, it was different as i got to see very maany pediatric diagnosis and worked with them

My school is going on great and i am looking forward to graduation, i just cant wait for the graduation season to begin and God should put my name on my school's list, i am looking forward to it a lot. this is my last full semester in Grad school and excited is not the word to describe it..God help me.

sometimes i want to talk about many things on this blog as they happen to me but either i am away from a computer or i am just too lazy to get on the PC and type away and by the time i am ready i have forgotten half or all of it.

there are so many things in life that young people want to talk about but either we are too shy to talk about it or we dont have someone to talk about it to (me).
I was doing my blog roll call (which i have not done in a loooooong time) and i came across numerous blogs of people that just spit their minds like they think, and i think that is just awesome, when u have an avenue to speak your mind and get other people's opinion while still keeping your sanity and not paying some therapist 100 bucks an hour to hear you cry.....reminds me of one George Lopez episodes, i watched where he went to visit a therapist and when he left the therapist's office, the therapist needed a therapist himself......lol

i came across some posts that were about life's struggles, sexual struggles (tell me about it), relationships, and so many.
I think i would be blogging more and opening my mind more through this avenue.....just need dedication. and somebody pray for me if you care.
Thank you for stopping by

Friday, October 2, 2009

This man built a house, raised 2 graduates selling chewing sticks

It sounds incredible that somebody could build a house and train children up to the university level, selling common chewing stick {pako}. But, this is true of a popular chewing stick seller in Akure ,Ondo State, Peter Ngwu, who has been in the business for over 30 years.

Ngwu, 63, said despite meagre returns, he has trained two of his children to university level.The Ebonyi State- born father of five children said in an interview with Daily Sun that contrary to the view that whoever was dealing in his kind of business was a wretched man, he has been in the business for over three decades and made a success of it.

Baba pako as he is popularly called by his teeming customers said he had built his own house and trained his children to university level adding that : “I am still training the remaining three, I give glory to God”On how he became a chewing stick seller, Ngwu said he was a successful business man dealing in kitchen utensils with a store at Arakale area. “I was doing fine in the business until I was robbed by an armed robbery syndicate at upper Uwenka in Onitsha many years back, Baba pako said, saying that the robbers carted away all his money meant to purchase goods to replenish his store at gun point in Onitsha.

The development ruined him financially.He was jobless for a long time, before a friend came to introduce the chewing stick business to him. “When he mentioned the business, I felt bad and I thought in my mind that how come somebody who was dealing in kitchen utensils in a big form would suddenly become a chewing stick seller. But, when there was no hope of getting money to continue the business, I didn’t have option than to accept the offer”He said his friend gave him some money to start the business and after sometime the business gradually boomed. Ngwu said at a stage he used to make between N700 and N1000 profit per day.

Baba pako gets his bulk supplies from Calabar for both whole and retail sales in Akure.He explained this : “It is very scarce to get the sticks here in Ondo State, but in Calabar, they plant them in large quantities, because they take it as a big time business, unlike in Ondo State.Ngwu advised jobless youths to embark on cottage business that could keep them busy rather than engaging on unwholesome acts capable of ruining their lives.

I just posted this story to show that u can become successful in wateva u pray and put your mind to. nothing is a ridiculous job or career.

have a nice weekend

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

6 M's of Money

Hello people,

sorry i have been MIA, i do not have an excuse but i can say i was just very busy with school and all. I am enjoying school a lot as i learn new things everyday and it is preparing me for my long term goals. God has betowed his favour on me and i am planning for a big trip which i pray i can accomplish, by the grace of God.
this are some notes i have gather from a popular journalist. enjoy and have a great week.

"6 Ms of Money".

The first and perhaps the most important "M" is called the mastery of Money Belief System.
This indicates an ingrained mind-set acquired from different sources which can prevent people from becoming wealthy. It is only by destroying all the limiting belief systems that real wealth can start to manifest. You have to be wealthy from your mind before you can start to experience wealth physically. At this stage, one must have a correct meaning of wealth. Most people think wealth means the Naira notes and coins we carry about. Wealth is measured from more than six dimensions and unless one appreciates all these, frustrations would come quickly in any investment adventure.

The second "M" has to do with making money.

This indicates specific actions and steps an individual can take to move from poverty or financial crisis to a level where he or she can meet his or her basic needs and beyond. You can work for other people and still be wealthy just as you can be on your own and still acquire lasting wealth. Each of these, however, requires different mind-sets and investment templates. For lasting wealth, the mastery of the correct belief system must take place before learning how to make money can make sense.

The third "M" has to do with managing money.

This indicates where an individual has acquired skills and tips to continually sustain an appreciable level of wealth and comfort commensurate with societal standards. Making money is not necessar- ily hard; the hard est part is ensuring that what you have acquired does not vanish into thin air.

T h e fourth "M"- is multiplying money.

This is the level where an individual makes his money work for him rather than work for money.
At this stage, he also extends the leveraging power of his money, thereby multiplying the end results.

The fifth skill is making money to last.

This is the ultimate in wealth creation where even after the original wealth creator is long gone, the wealth still speaks for him or her and it is generationally t r a n s f e r a b l e .
Most people fail at this stage. There were great men in the past who even had songs composed in their names on account of their sheer wealth but their wealth disappeared with them to the great beyond.

The last and the most vital is making money count.

This means returning part of your money to the source from where it came and allowing yourself to be a channel of blessings to others. Unless you get to a stage where you see yourself as a channel of distribution for God's blessings in your life, you are still largely poor.


a few rules of wealth:

Rule 1: To make money, you must have the capacity to endure.
Don't forget that money has wings and can fly but you must persist until you are able to catch it. Those who give up easily when confronted with ad verse circumstances are really not ready to be wealthy. If you are truly determined to be wealthy, you must see every obstacle as a stepping stone. You must be ready to endure a number of things if you are really determined to be wealthy.

Rule 2: To make money, integrity is vital. You must have a high level of integrity. That means your 'Yes' must be 'Yes' and your 'No' must be 'No'. I once read a book where the author says that if you lose your material possessions no matter how expensive it, you have not lost much as you can easily regain them if you put your mind to it. On the other hand, if you lose integrity, you have lost everything. It is usually difficult to build lasting wealth without integrity. For instance, it has happened many times in the past when I asked for about N1bn, the draft for the money was in my hand long before the bank sent the paper work to me. I am not perfect, but I believe they must have seen something that made them to behave that way. So integrity is key. A man of integrity would always meet helpers on his way to the top.

Rule 3: Hard work is a necessary requirement if you really want to build lasting wealth. You must work more than people around you. If you work for someone else, it means you must stay on your assignment longer than anybody else in your office. Hard work does not kill; it only helps you to discover other gifts you have.
So, you must embrace hard work as a way of life and if you add smartness to it, you would move faster."

Rule 4: Perception is key if you really want to stay long on the journey. Perception means thinking of what could happen in the future and putting things in place now to address that expectation. With perception you can foresee events that could wipe your business out and take steps now to work around them. Most people with perception saw the crisis in the stock market long before they happened and they took steps to protect themselves".

Friday, July 17, 2009

random tots

> i have had a very nice year so far, went on trips i never bargained for

>i have been stressed out from school lately

> dont know when i will really fall in love again, i deal with many opposite sex everyday but i have not really felt like it to them.

> why was my ex stilll begging to come back even though a new mate has entered the scenario

> why cant i just relax and have nothing on my mind for like 48 hours

> i thank God everyday for safe journey mercies and life.

> why do people behave very weird sometimes and play it as if you are the weird one, (is it bcos i am weird ;(

>sometimes i feel cut out from the world, but is it just me?

> i am loving the weather right now and dreading the winter months already.

> cannot wait to finish school and have a real focus and goalsssss

>always wishing to be a better christian

>why cant you just focus on your son that u were never in his life than racing after his mother, you are married for heaven's sake

>why is there no world peace

> when would nigeria really be lit up....#lightupnigeria (follow the movement on twitter)

>why did that journalist attack naija artists? did his wife annoy him???

> i am still missing NewYork

>thank God for everything i have been through

Common sense and Y

The Greatest Struggle Is with YourselfThe greatest struggle in your life is not with society; it is with yourself..... Whatever you are, there is something to blame in today’s society: “I shot my parents, but it wasn’t my fault.” You yourselves have lived through this.




Please understand: In this society, my greatest challenge is 9jaot, your greatest challenge is you. And if you can make you better, you will make this society better. Please don’t buy the rhetoric that the external is the problem.




In a free and affluent country like this, we are the problem.




Trust Your Common Sense
Mark Twain was right when he said, “Common sense isn’t common.” Nevertheless, please use this great gift of God, your common sense, when, outside of the natural sciences, you hear the words, “studies show,” and you find that the studies show the opposite of what common sense suggests.Nearly always studies either substantiate common sense or they are wrong.




That is a general rule of life. That doesn’t mean, don’t take studies seriously. It means take common sense most seriously.The greatest of the “studies” is the study of life, not some abstract study. Keep studying it, and trust your common sense

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Common sense and You

The Greatest Struggle Is with Yourself

The greatest struggle in your life is not with society; it is with yourself..... Whatever you are, there is something to blame in today’s society: “I shot my parents, but it wasn’t my fault.” You yourselves have lived through this.




Please understand: In this society, my greatest challenge is 9jaot, your greatest challenge is you. And if you can make you better, you will make this society better. Please don’t buy the rhetoric that the external is the problem.




In a free and affluent country like this, we are the problem.

Trust Your Common Sense
Mark Twain was right when he said, “Common sense isn’t common.” Nevertheless, please use this great gift of God, your common sense, when, outside of the natural sciences, you hear the words, “studies show,” and you find that the studies show the opposite of what common sense suggests.Nearly always studies either substantiate common sense or they are wrong.


That is a general rule of life. That doesn’t mean, don’t take studies seriously. It means take common sense most seriously.The greatest of the “studies” is the study of life, not some abstract study. Keep studying it, and trust your common sense

Sunday, June 21, 2009

LEVELS!!

Hello blogville, how have u guys been?? I really know I have missed a lot of actions and stuff which I am not too happy about but it was not my fault at all, I had a lot of things going on for me all at once and all. But seriously I have missed browsing through peoples’ pages and finding gist and then having a laugh about it or something. I have been trying to come back for the last few weeks but my summer school classes are kicking my behind, I am taking four classes this summer although not all of them are crazy tough, there are two of them that are like taking 4 classes at once. But anyways, I would not claim to be fully back but I will try my best to be back to “regular” blogging as much as I can.

A lot of things have transpired in my life that I am not sure if to share it all here or not, I think the best I would do, would be to give as much info as I am very comfortable with because I know some people that know who I am and know my blog but they don’t want to tell me, but I put info and info together and I know they know this is my blog, to those people “ you don’t have to continue to hide, just relate to me on all levels lets talk..lol, it would be much better for all of us”.



But anyways let me start from somewhere, my second semester in grad school which ended in April was tough but I got through it by the grace of God. I was taking like five classes and my grades were excellent to the best of my knowledge, except for one called neuroscience, that was a very interesting class just did not like getting tested on it, I enjoyed the material a lot, maybe because of the fact that it had to do with the human body and that you can prove why this is affected after an insult to a different part of the body, it is so lovely. Ok let me give some non science students some knowledge. Did u know that the brain’s hemisphere controls the contra lateral part of the body? I.e. the right side of the brain controls the left side of the body; although some functions are ipsilateral (same side) most of the major functions are controlled on the opposite side. Isn’t that cool? ….awesome ……God is great. So if you see someone who has a stroke and he or she cannot lift their right extremities (limbs), what part of the brain is affected? Another thing that I enjoyed about the spring semester was that although cold at the beginning it did warm up towards the end of the semester and I am so in love with warm weather you have no idea…



I love my department in school, the teachers are ALWAYS willing to help you get through stuff you do not know and they will always be willing to stay behind to help no matter how bad your brains seems to be dull… not that I am saying I am dull but I remember when I was in UNIversity of LAGos, the lecturers just came to class did not yell over you guys voices, gave three hours lectures by dictating notes and then left and did not want to be disturbed by any students, what ever you did not know or get you have to study it yourself and understand, I now know why God took me away from there, not that my GPA was very terrible just that I know I would have not finished with a first class. God knows why he took me away from that place and the course I was studying, which is for now, to me, irrelevant to the Nigerian community until we seat up, I had a buddy then who is very smart, first class candidate, best in the class finished two years ago and has not gotten a job till now. I know he is getting frustrated and all now, but every time I talk to him, I try my best to console him, but as una know there is very little I can do to appease him. I pray he finds a job that is in God’s plan for his life really soon…AMEN.



Ok in May I took a lovely vacation to the west coast, it was off the chain!!!! I went to see some of my family members (three families) I had never seen before and got to know them a little bit. For the first family, It was very awkward at first but as time went on it became sooo cool, I cannot not explain it, but it ended awkward again because I did not want to leave and they sensed that I did not want to leave too, so you know that kind of, I think implicit atmosphere and all, but I met a lot of new people, Nigerian up coming artists and most of all got to tour the beautiful city of San Francisco. That city is one crazy city, the roads in the main city are like you are going on a rollercoaster, up down, curvy and all. But the thing about it is that it is always cool, no matter what, hot in the day but chilly at night… nice weather. Some of the attractions I got to see were the mighty golden gate bridge, the curviest street in the world (Lombard Street) and so on. Then I had to leave, I went on to another part of the gay state, the main gay city Los Angeles. It was fun riding there, got there and met two more families one very very special family and some more cousins, I felt very special meeting those people and I realized that those people are actually really special to me. Then one night while in my deepest tots, I started to realize that the friends I tot were very special and all to me and were always trying to impose their lives on me, were nothing on a scale of one to ten or even hundred, these people I just met were the people that really mattered, all others were counterfeits. Then I made up my mind to prioritize my priorities and some people were sent down the list some were just cut off completely, I don’t feel bad about it but now I really know the people that matter in my life. Thank God. Blood is thicker than water.

It is not as if I am basing my life on the family members I just met, because they are human they will surely disappoint but every one around me now just has LEVELS…lol. I enjoyed, my two weeks off of school in that state and then came back to school for summer school, which has taken up all my time and all.



I am starting to realize that nobody can love your life for you, so I have gradually started taking initiatives to enjoy my life even while still in school and all. I have started working out everyday either play a sport or just lift weights. I started off loosing some weight, I lost like eight or ten pound then I started to build up, now I have gained six pounds back and it is not fat….I hope, I just cant wait to have the muscle definition at least once in my life, even if it would mean for me to just take the pix, hang it on the wall and become fat, I just want to see my linea alba at least for once…lol



The more I learn about occupational therapy, the more I fall in love with it, it is an AWESOME career choice for anybody who likes to play a lot and have fun. The more I look into it the more I know why God chose it for me, because on my own I would have not been able to pick this career choice out. I would have gone with something like computer science or IT and I would have HATED it because I would have had a routine job which is not just me, with occupational therapy you do not have a routine job, it changes daily except if you choose not to be up to date on your stuff. There are many places you can work at. You could choose to work in the medical field, work with athletes in the sports arena, work with older people, and work with kids and adults with developmental delays and anywhere you think you can advocate for the necessity of occupational based therapy. I love my Job.



God has been good to me, he has blessed me with uncountable blessings, the last time I got a pay check was August last year (2008) and I have been surviving by His grace, doing things I never did while I was working and getting to know him more. Thank You Lord.



Don’t let me make you craze with writings, but I still have a lot to talk about but I will be writing about them as time goes on.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

comedy and rantings

Ok my weekend was nice, kind off
I went to a drive in movie theater to watch Monsters Vs aliens, and it was mad fun, you sit in your car and watch a very big screen while the tune is transmitted to you through your car radio, i loved it and you only pay seven dollars for two movies, also did a few of my school work and still have a lot to do
i have been feeling somehow with my health, i have to squint now to kinda read things that are far away, i wonder if it is because i stay in front of computers too much...hmnn

i have started growing facial hair, and i dont like it, i know i am kinda too old to just start doing that but hey people always say i look sixteen and these facial hair would just change their notion and i dont really like that. i want to look young...like on sunday i went to play tennis in the community park and some high school boys thought that i was their mate, i had to tell them my age before they gave me some respect, but hey i still love my young face.

I have not being very good with my sppiritual life lately, i have slacked a
little bit
nope, a lot actually, i wont say it is anybody's fault but mine, i have just not been up to par not been myself, i would blame it on fatigue from school work and just lack of motivation and all.

pls if u read this pray for me, so i can be a better person than even as i was before. Thank you.

This week my finals started and the first one was aiight, i am suppose to be studying now for the next one and i am here..because i am just too fatigued from the semester, i really dont feel like reading at all. i cant wait for the semester break so that i can refil my motivation.
Hope y'all have a great week and pray for me, yourself, the country you are and the great land of NIGERIA.

see this comedy skit, i never saw that coming...lol

Monday, April 20, 2009

mental health....and OT

A CALL has gone to Federal government of Nigeria to integrate mental health services into Primary Health Care (PHC), even as the nation is being described as the country with the most retrogressive mental health law in the world. The call for integration was made as part of agitation for complete review of the nation’s mental health programme towards improvement of health service to Nigerians.

Making the call in Lagos last week during a mental health stakeholders” meeting at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Prof. Oye Gureje of the Department of Psychiatry, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, noted that there exists a major deficit between the need for mental health service and available resources to address the need. He opined that there may be no improved mental health services in Nigeria, until the National Mental Health Programme and Action Plan promulgated in 1991 is well implemented in addition to availability of essential drugs in primary care clinics and reduction of stigma.

Gureje, who lamented the yawning treatment gap in the management of mental disorders in the country, said result of a large Nigerian study revealed that 90 per cent of all cases of mental illness in Nigeria, obtained no treatment within the last 12 mobnths while in serious cases, 82 per cent had no treatment access. Among those who obtained treatment, only 6 per cent do so withing the first do so in the first year of uillnes while it takes an average of six years for the average mental illness patient in Nigeria to seek and obtain treatment.

“Even though 1 in 12 Nigerians will have a mental illness at any given time, and one or two persons in the nation out of eight will experience a mental illness within their lifetime, the real impact of mental disorders is not because they increase chances of dying, but because they cause considerable disability and impairment of role functioning.”

Gureje noted that, in Nigeria, the average loss in earning in 2002 among persons with serious mental disorders was grossed N21.6 billion amounting to N60,126 per person. He described as “grossly inadequate” the general response to the burden of mental health in the country. “Mental disorders often go unnoticed even though effective treatment is available for most, and when treated, it is often too lateand frequently inappropriate.”

He said a functional PHC, is crucial to any attempt to deliver good health care everywhere. “Primary care providers are poor at detecting mental health problems. Most commonly offer inappropriate or inadequate treatment wghile the primary care clinics hardly have the essential medications for common mental health problems. “ In his view, a lot can still be done with the available resources if only the health service system was better organised.

THERE is currently a ratio of one resident doctor to 2000 patients at the Federal Neu-opsychiatric Hospital, Yaba, Lagos. President of the hospital’s branch of the Association of Resident Doctors, Dr. Niran Okewole noted this while lamenting acute shortage of staff in the system just as he noted that the Associaltion’s industrial action embarked upon last week was to ensure quality patient care.
Okewole argued that even though the hospital has a total number of 80,000 registered patients, total number of resident doctors is just 40 leaving a ratio of 2,000 patients per doctor. He said: “Over the years, there has been an exponential increase in the number of patients being seen in the hospital. this in itself is a good thing because it suggests that public awareness of psychiatric services is growing. However, the number of specialist available to attend to this teeming mass has dwindled.”



Mental disorders are common in the United States and internationally. An estimated 26.2 percent of Americans ages 18 and older — about one in four adults — suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year. When applied to the 2004 U.S. Census residential population estimate for ages 18 and older, this figure translates to 57.7 million people.Even though mental disorders are widespread in the population, the main burden of illness is concentrated in a much smaller proportion — about 6 percent, or 1 in 17 — who suffer from a serious mental illness.1 In addition, mental disorders are the leading cause of disability in the U.S. and Canada for ages 15-44. Many people suffer from more than one mental disorder at a given time. Nearly half (45 percent) of those with any mental disorder meet criteria for 2 or more disorders, with severity strongly related to comorbidity.


What Occupational therapy has to do with Mental health:

The overall goal of occupational therapy in community mental health is to help people develop the skills and obtain the supports necessary for independent, interdependent, productive living. Particular emphasis is given to interventions that result in improved quality of life and decrease hospitalization.

Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants provide purposeful, goal-oriented activities that teach and facilitate skills in:

assertiveness;
cognition (e.g., problem solving);
independent living including using community resources, home management, time management, management of medication, and safety in the home and community;
avocational interest and pursuits:
self-awareness;
interpersonal and social skills;
stress management;
activities of daily living (e.g.; hygiene);
role development (e.g., parenting);
self-sufficiency and interdependency; and
wellness.

Occupational therapy services include:

adapting (changing) the environment at home, work, and school to promote an individual's optimal functioning
providing education programs, experiential learning, and treatment groups or classes;
consulting with employers responding to requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act;
functional evaluation and ongoing monitoring of clients for placement in jobs and housing;
providing assistance or guidance with client-run support groups;
goal setting and rehabilitation plan development with client; and
providing guidance and consultation to persons in all employment settings, including supportive employment.
Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants working in the area of community mental health are employed by or provide consultation to:

adult day care centers,
day treatment centers,
home health agencies,
community rehabilitation programs,
mental health clinics and hospitals,
clubhouse programs,
outpatient psychiatric clinics,
foster care residents,
sheltered workshops,
group and private homes,
community support programs.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

where have i been??

nna mehn, the stress level of school is more than i anticipated and i have just being bugged down with a lot of paper work, practicals and exams. I knew school was demanding but not this much, wow, well i will look to the bright side i have only two and a half semesters left to finish, Praise God, How time flies.
thanks to all those that have tried to reach me to come back and blog, Heaven will not leave you people too. AMEN

NNA mehn, occupational therapy is a fun career, if you are the kind of person that would not like a routine schdule for your career choice, then you might want to look into this field of study. LOVING IT.

i have a lot to blog about, but as time goes on i would be letting blogville in on some of the numerous developments and stories i have.

I get off from school in two weeks so i will have some time to type for long and all.

Buut this is a video on lagos and the planned city EKO- ATLANTIC.. enjoy

Friday, February 13, 2009

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

report on meeting

Health sector in the country on Monday, recived a major boost as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation doled out a whopping sum of 50 million dollars to combat the menace of polio.President of the Foundation, who is also widely known for his MicroSoft invention, Bill Gates, announced the donation at a press conference, in Abuja, after a meeting with state governors in the country.

Gates stated that the donation was part of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative of his foundation, said his foundation was desirous to see the Nigerian people free from the bondage of polio.He further stated that the essence of the fund was to ensure the availability of vaccines for immunization and total campaign against the epidemic in the year 2009.


Speaking on the gesture, the Chairman of Governors' Forum and Governor of Kwara State, Bukola Saraki, who pointed out that Nigeria was the only country where polio had not been eradicated, said they had now taken the challenge and would be directly involved in the entire processes of polio eradication.

Presenting a communique reached at the end of the meeting, jointly signed by him and the Health Minister, Babatunde Osotimehin, Saraki said the governors had committed themselves to providing active leadership in polio eradication activities at the grassroots, allocating additional financial and human resources to strengthen Primary Health Care so that it could sustain routine immunization and improving the operational quality at the local government levels amongst others.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Polio

Governors of the 36 states will today(02/02/2009) meet with the founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Mr. Bill Gates, to seek his assistance in eradicating wild polio virus in the country.

Gates, who through his Foundation, was involved in several interventions in the health sector, is visiting Nigeria to specifically hold high level discussions with government officials and other stakeholders in the health sector on the polio issue.
Director-General of the Governors’ Forum, Mr. Ashishana Okauru, stated these in a statement made available to our correspondent on Sunday in Abuja that the governors would meet with Gates at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel at 2pm.
The governors had after listening to a presentation by the Minister of Health, Prof Babatunde Osotimehin, at their last Governors’ Forum meeting in Abuja, resolved to partner with all relevant stakeholders to ensure that polio was eradicated in Nigeria.
The Gate Foundation had already earmarked about N7.2bn for polio eradication in Nigeria for 2009.

FACT:
Did you know that the first time Bill Gates appled for a Nigerian Visa, he was denied, because The Nigerian government required proof that the Bill Gates would not stay in the country for a long time and become a burden to Nigeria’s social services and immigration. LOL!!!!

Naija and their "rules"..

How is everybody and how was your weekend. would be back soon.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

one lie and two correct yarns...

these are my responses:

My mother went back to take an exam hours after popping me out. this is so true, my mother was studying for her finals when she went into labor and was rushed to the hospital, she got to the hospital and popped me out and handed me over to my grandma and then went back to study before she took the exam, strong uhhn, yeap i say that too all the time. she did all this in two hours.

I work out alot. False..ha ha you should see me, i see people working out and i am fatigued for them...lol, i have a trim body except for my stomach but i dont work out.


I have crossed Nigerian border by foot before. True yeap i have gone to Benin republic by foot before through cotonou and it was fun. nice memories.

now i was tagged again by Titobabe, i would respond to that when i make up 2 truths and a lie again

2 lies and one truth...

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Thankful Thursday I

This is a trend i would start of doing every week. it is something i copied from Aloted's page and also something that is a reminder of a habit i am trying to break.. I Love you lord.
Ok, ten things i am thankful for this week.

1: Thank God For Breath and Good health
2: Thank God i have a Family ....beautiful siblings
3: Thank God i was able To buy my textbooks ........3 digits of dollars nna men
4: Thank God my lecturer allowed me take that test even though i forgot about it over the weekend. ....i did not even have to lie, just told her i forgot.
5: Thank God i got a Loving and the World's best woman as my Mother, She strives to see that she give me the best she can even when she has little...I LOVE YOU MOTHER!!!! you are the best. God bless you with long life so you can reap all you have sown.
6: Thank God for the wisdom he gives me everyday.
7: thank God for raising people to give me money even when i dont deserve it.....i dont work but people bless me. you knwo who u are..
8: Thank God for giving me the strength to break that habit because i know He that is in me is greater than he that is in the world. AMEN!!! I have overcome because we overcome by our testimonies...
9: Thank God for giving me understanding in my school work.
10: Thank God for He would add another year to my friend's age on monday. she has reached the jordan Year 23...babe you don dey old oo....lol

Hope you guys have a wonderful weekend and i want to leave you with this video

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Abuja

Why do we, when we are depressed say "i feel blue" and also when someone is from a royal family we say "they have blue blood"....something to think about but don't let me "blue" you with that.





Ok, i was going through internet pictures of some buildings in abuja and i was dazed!!!, i was seeing the pictures and just moaning and groaning, if you were in the next room to mine you would have being thinking otherwise...one that moved me and made me bite my pillow was this one.

there were so many images, i just wanted to leave this country and move back to Nigeria, but the amazing thing also was that the images were uploaded in 2007!!! 2 years ago... imagine it now??



here is another one...





Here is the link to all the pictures and don't moan and groan too loudly so your neighbours don't look at you weird oo....lol. For those of you in abuja, i know this is a day in day out stuff, but for us that have not been to the country in three or more years, it is a M & G experience.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

LOL... sharp guy

There were three men living together in London. An Afro-American, a West Indian and a Nigerian. They were all starving because they didn't have money to buy food. However upon coming close to a posh London restaurant in this classy neighbourhood, they decided to come up with a plan.The Afro-American went in first. After being seated, he ordered a three course meal with white wine. When he had finished the meal, the waiter came by with the bill.

"LISTEN MY MAN, I ALREADY PAID YOU!"

- the Afro-American shouted! The waiter was very confused because he could not remember being paid. But because he did not want to cause any trouble...he let the brother leave.Five minutes later, the West Indian walked into the same restaurant and ordered a five course meal with red wine. When he was finished eating, the waiter came by to collect the money for the food.

"HEY, HEY, LOOK AT ME CROSSES. BUT AH PAID YOU ALREADY!" - the West Indian shouted. This time the manager came and had to calm down the West Indian, because he did not want anything to upset the other customers. He let the guy go.


Ten minutes later, the Nigerian walked in. And you know how we are. He sat down. Lit up a cigarette, and ordered the most expensive meal on the menu, plus two bottles of Guinness. After he had finished, the waiter came to collect the money for the meal, But before the Nigerian could say anything, the waiter spoke to him. Sir...I have been having all sorts of problems all day and I can't understand it. Two other people like you came in earlier and ate, and they say that they paid me but I don't remember getting any money from them so...." Before he could finish, the Nigerian interrupted, rather emphatically,

"OGA I SORRY FOR YOU OOOO. BUT DAT NA YOUR PROBLEM. I JUST WANT YOU TO GIVE ME MY CHANGE!!!!!!!!!!


from OLUFUNKE
Wow it has been tee - ree months since i typed a post on blogville, nna mehn, how time flies. Ok let me start with props...

Merry chrcistmas and Happy new year to all my followers and also people that have dropped by my blog one time or the other. i say congratulations for crossing into a new and beautiful year!!.

This year, Would be a wonderful year to y'all (i live in the south) and may God grant y'all favour in the name of his son Jesus. AMEN!!

Ok last year ended beautiful for me and this year has started wonderful with many more still to come in Jesus name.

My school resumed on the third day of the year, and since then it has assignment and projects and all. loving it tho except for the part that i dont have textbooks yet, na Bush cause am, bad economy...chei he should come to my state let me show him what shoe throwing looks like.... at least now he is not a president again ..lol

This christmas had mixed feelings in it as i wanted to go to naija but i could not, i know many people went and they all had fun. *sob*


I see that Cap baby too has been off for a while, but is now back (have not read ur posts), and yes 9jaot is back. i miss you baby (hope ur boy is not mad oo)..lol.

Danny, how are ur exams going? Best of God's favour mehn.

Ok i want to introduce una people to latest blogger, My sister. she just started bloggin and anytime u need inspiration just go to her site, she is the bomb (not like osama bomb oo). i call her when i am down and she helps me climb back up, always there to talk to me except when she is with "chief". Pray she is a better inspiration to you guys.

OK, i saw that Cap baby tagged me in two truth and one lie game. make i see, can i do this.

My mother went back to take an exam hours after popping me out.

I work out alot

I have crossed Nigerian border by foot before.

Now to tagg people, even if u have being tagged before

Cap baby

Danny

Sister

Chris, i know u but u dont know who i am, funny in'it,

badder, i enjoy reading ur blog, lol.

Guess the rules are very well publicized.. but for emphasis, you have to tell us three things about yrself -- two truths and one lie, tag other people.... and some time in the future, you'll let us know which was which -- after we have guessed our brains up and down.....


Ok now, back to real life. talk to y'all later