Monday, May 29, 2017

FULL TEXT OF DEMOCRACY DAY 2017 SPEECH PRESENTED BY THE ACTING PRESIDENT NIGERIA, PROF YEMI OSIBANJO.



"Dear Nigerians, I bring you good wishes from President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, who as we all know is away from the country on medical vacation. 

"Today marks the second anniversary of our assumption of office. We must thank the Almighty God not only for preserving our lives to celebrate this second anniversary, but for giving us hope, strength and confidence as we faced the challenges of the past two years. 

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg's Harvard Commencement Speech 2017

Here's Mark Zuckerberg's Harvard Commencement speech 2017! You'd love to read every word of it and be impacted. People stood in the rain at Harvard to listen through the speech!

"President Faust, Board of Overseers, faculty, alumni, friends, proud parents, members of the ad board, and graduates of the greatest university in the world, I'm honored to be with you today because, let's face it, you accomplished something I never could. If I get through this speech, it'll be the first time I actually finish something at Harvard. Class of 2017, congratulations!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Come In Here! Obinna Orgazi Has A Word For You!

One of my favorite timelines on Facebook is Obinna Orgazi's. Laden with beautiful and sometimes exotic pictures of his many travels and well presented motivational write-ups, Obinna's timeline (and businesses too) is worth visiting. He runs one of the few new-generation boutiques that offer free laundry as after-sales service in Owerri, Imo State.   

If you are not going to church, just read his post below and you have all the sermon you need today... You can then go and give your tithes and offerings online to your local church!

"Many look at my profile on social media: the beautiful photos and exotic places that I have been, and with dreamy eyes and salivary tongues, they wish they were me.  Many have told me that they'd give anything just to be in my shoes. To me this is funny, for inside this body lives a man that feels, cries, misbehaves and some times struggles to practice his preachings.

 

"Life comes with loads of challenges. Those who last/live long enough to tell their stories become Victors despite haven made it by chance, or sheer luck at many stages. To even think that a lot of people who are in the same venture as myself, or even better at it struggle to feed makes me realise how blessed I am. 

"Take some time to think: what have those with STDs done that many of us have never done? Yes, #Tuface and #Davido have a line up of baby mamas in their portfolios and some of us  probably don’t because the different women in our lives resorted to different paths or did not find us worthy baby papas. In other words, conditions and outcomes are at times direct results of opportunity and not necessarily choices and actions. 

"I challenge each and everyone of us this day to judge not another and focus on improving ourselves, while reflecting on the grace given to us by our Creator.

"Happy weekend friends! Who will be watching #Arsenal vs #Chelsea with me at #Wembley Stadium on the 27th of May.

You're truly,

#ObinnaOrgazi

(One with God)"

Friday, February 17, 2017

If You Are A Nigerian, You Need To Watch This Video!


I intend to start a new series of videos on braking the cycle of hate in Nigeria. Many times we demand love from people whom we have not loved first. No wonder we get badly this appointment; #HurtPeopleHurtPeople.
This video introduces the topic, and my wholehearted prescription that love isn't an option: it is the ONLY option if we must succeed as a nation.
Find the first youtube video here.
Let the conversation begin with the #BreakThehateCycle!

Promo! Promo!! Promo!!!

My debut novel, Hidden Haloes was recently released on Okadabooks.com. I am excited about it because I know it's one book that can rekindle your love for Nigerian novels: real and contemporary inspiring story you can easily connect with, told in a language so fluid it can hardly put it down to the end. It's been a long time you read something like it!

Download it to your android or iOS device right here!

The first 10 people to download it and drop their email address on the comment section will get free ads of whatever business they do on this blog!
how about that?

Friday, February 10, 2017

#BreakTheCycleOfHate

You know that feeling you get when someone calls you 'Rochas brother' just because you are from Imo State? [Well, that would have been great if everyone loved Rochas; but you know, if your brother was such a great guy, you will have a problem convincing Nigerians that he is really your brother!]

That's close to the feeling an aboki who's picking life from the wastebin behind your house gets when you taunt him with your hatred for Buhari and the entire northern Nigeria as though he's Buhari's younger brother...

It's unfortunate that our people sow hatred and expect to reap love.

I feel sorry for aboki shoemakers when people enjoy their services for kobo-kobo, and turn around to insult them for their way of life.

Beyond that, I've observed that those guys 'can't fit shout' or argue, they are better at wielding daggers! So, when you go looking for their trouble, make sure you don't come shouting in the social media when you find it.

Please, don't look for trouble, there are a lot of it lying about already!

#BreakTheCycleOfHate #HurtPeopleHurtPeople #LoveInspiteOfYourself

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

A Doctor Who Doesn’t Wear Glasses… (that one, is he a doctor?)


In the Diagnostic Radiology department of a supposed five-star hospital in Nigeria is where I work, I am that kind of doctor patients in this part of the world call ‘scan doctor’. Yes. Here, we are the scan doctors because everything from x-ray to ultrasonography is a scan! And by the way, because of paucity of functional equipment in our department, ultrasound scan is the commonest investigation we do. So, our patients are not wrong after all when they call us ‘scan doctors’.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Happy Birthday,Pastor George Izunwa!


Today is the birthday of an astounding personality I know. He's the lead pastor of Gateway International Church, an upstanding Pentecostal family church based in Port Harcourt with emerging branches and satellites in several states across Nigeria.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Have You Met Padlet?

The world is currently full of apps! Like every other resource in the internet, many of these apps are useful, but a good number of them are not depending on who you are, and what you are looking for. Many times, there are resources you don't even know exist; so you don't even know if you'd need them or not.
For creative people, Padlet is one of those apps/website that'll pull the plugs on your creativity. You will be grateful someone invented it!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

18 Days To Go!

                           

It's 18 days to end of voting on Etisalat Prize for Literature, Flash-Fiction Category.

The voting site has been difficult especially on mobile devices, but Etisalat has owned up to that..

Thankfully, there is a walk-around the hitches:
1. To vote for my story, please open this on a new tab. 
If you encounter security issues on your browser, click 'advanced', and then 'proceed to prize.etisalat.com', and voila! you are there.
2. Click on the 'like' icon to vote. You will be redirected to a Facebook landing page. If you are not already logged into your Facebook account on your browser, you will be required to log into Facebook. Facebook is your voter's card.
3. Click 'continue' on the Facebook landing page, and you are done. You have voted! The number beside the 'like' icon should increase by one.

Remember. Vote here, and Share!

You are awesome! 

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

VOTE 'SNUFFBOX' For Etisalat Flash-Fiction Prize!




Hello guys, I entered for the Etisalat flash fiction and my story was approved. Please click on this link to vote. Highest number of votes wins. God bless you as you do so.
How to vote:
1. Copy and paste the link https://prize.etisalat.com.ng/flash-fiction/voteall.php?id=1066 in any browser of your choice apart from opera mini
2. The story SNUFFBOX by OKPARA EMEKA would open on your screen. Look for the like icon directly above the share icon and click one. The current number would change if successful
3. Share the above link and encourage your friends to like. Remember, the highest number of likes wins.
NB: If you encounter security issues, kindly click advance to bypass. If you're required to login to your Facebook account, please do.

read the story below