Thursday, March 14, 2013

Charity, Corruption, Progress

Hey guys, 
I know it's been a while since I've done a post, but there is so much to talk about... 
First of all, I came across this poster:

And I was so impressed. I am so happy that Nigerians especially celebrities, are waking up to the harsh reality that our nation needs help. Especially from them, who have the money and the influence to make a change. The Kanu Heart Foundation aims to raise N5 billion to provide free medical care to children ages (1-12) with heart problems, and to adults at a subsidised price. Please text to donate!

Jumia, an online retail company recently did  a Charity event where they cooked up a storm and fed 1,500 children in Lagos State. There were a number of volunteers,  including a number of celebrities like
Lynxxx and Ice Prince. But what was the event really for? A friend pointed out that a day of Charity work isn't really going to make a difference. So is this just a PR stunt or a good deed? You answer that. 

I don't know whether you know, but Jonathan Goodluck is going to grant a State pardon to a number of officials including the guy that dressed like a woman to flee jail time and get to Dubai: 

* Former Chief of Staff Supreme Military Council, 
Major General Shehu Musa Yar'adua
*Former Chief of General Staff Oladipo Diya 
* Major Bello Magaji NA/­6604
* Mohammed Lima Biu
* Shettima Bulama, ex-convicted banker
* Major Geeneral Abdulkareem Adisa (Post Humous)
* Major Segun Fadipe

Nigerian democracy activist and women's rights advocate 
Dr. Josephine Okei-Odumakin, was one of the 10 phenomenal women who were honoured by US first lady, Michelle Obama and US Secretary of State, John Kerry, on Friday March 8th in the States.

And on a funny note this guy is the Commandant in charge of Lagos State's Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and look at what he says. He argues in the full interview, that he doesn't know about the scandal where people have paid officials from the NSCDC to guarantee them employment,
 and yet they haven't gotten a job.
Check it out below:

By the way, there is his full interview if you Google it. 
Have a good one!

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