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Nkechi was so upset, why was her Sammie like this? She had wanted a wonderful engagement party, she always dreamt of having one where her guy would surprise her, probably divide the Red Sea and there and then in the presence of the fishes and the crowd watching and holding banners, her man would kneel down, bring out a rock and put it on her finger, any finger would do.

She had dreamt of this all her life , she had watched it in movies and her best friends Stacie and Shelsea had elaborate engagement parties and as their fiancée’s knelt down, the tears that dropped from her eyes could wet the sands of Sahara Desert. She was lost in thoughts.

Sammie her guy was however not like her girlfriends’ fiancées. He was calm, private, saw no need for a public engagement and in fact was of the opinion that a girl should never be surprised about her engagement. And so one of the days he called her and together they went to shop for her ring, Sammie did not believe he should ask about for her finger size. He got her a good one and then went home with the ring in his pocket.

Whose fiancée takes his fiancé to look for her engagement ring? why can’t Sammie be creative. Sammie was loving, kind and all that she wished for except that he did not believe in a public engagement.

She got so worried, and when she told her friend Zumy who was yet to get married, Zumy said she would not take it, another Zoma said she would leave Sammie if she was in her shoes, another Zika told her it would be bad if she did not have pictures to slay on Facebook and Instagram, who does an engagement without letting the world to know? A grand engagement is one that goes viral Zika says, we will tag all them big blogs.

Surprisingly this issue was driving her crazy, the only blot in Sammie’s book was just this public engagement issue. I will show him what stuff, I am made off she said within herself, how will I not have pictures to show the world on my special day.

Her relationship with Sammie was also suffering, she no longer picked his calls and then she got a message, Stacie just informed her that her wedding was no longer holding despite her elaborate engagement party and Shelsea had been engaged for the past 2 and half years and her man had been held up in a protracted traffic.

She had thought an engagement was the measure of how cool a wedding would be like. She then called her mum who told her she did not even know what an engagement party was and that her dad who was married to her for over 30 years did not give her an engagement ring. They had a wedding and valued their vows.

Come on what was she thinking; she had told herself that she would reject his proposal. And so months ago Sammie came to pick her from work, and just before he dropped her in her house, he packed by the side of the road, brought out the ring, put in her fingers and she cried as she shouted yes, no witnesses, no paparazzi, no upload and no likes on social media.

Like Sammie told her, if he wanted a crowd he would as well have rented a cultural group with masquerades to cheer them on, they have been married for 4 months now and Sammie had been the best decision she had taken

 

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Seeking for second opinion is not weakness

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By Ovundah Nyeche

Pilate wanted to let Jesus go. So he made an appeal to the crowd again. But they kept shouting, “Crucify him! Crucify him!” Pilate spoke to them for the third time. “Why?” he asked. “What wrong has this man done? I have found no reason to have him put to death. So I will just have him whipped and let him go.” But with loud shouts they kept calling for Jesus to be crucified. The people’s shouts won out.

Luke 23:20‭-‬23 NIRV

The e-mob, the online offsprings of their ancestors who cancelled Jesus…the template is same…accuse anyone of anything…accuse a man you can’t get of rape and the mob shouts, ‘crucify him’… and willing accusers show up.

Accuse a pastor of rape and killing a girl in his church and the mob shout, bloooooood, blooood we need blood…it is true…that is where he gets his power from…and willing accusers type on social media…many times things not true.

Accuse a business entity of ‘kurukere’…and come all out…cancel them…they are cancelled…accuse a rich man of doing rituals…and the mob shouts burn, destroy, scatter, steal, kill destroy.

Have a heartbreak, get upset, accuse the alleged heartbreaker of ‘Wu Wu not take it’ …flash his or her number online and tell the mob, feed them with blood…shout bloooooood, shout attack and they all go out…with no evidence, no thought, no critical reasoning, no second opinion and they go for blood…and the cycle continues.

Seeking for second opinion is not weakness… patience is not weakness… temperance is not weakness…mercy is not weakness…it seems it is weakness…until you are in front of the mob…a cockroach in the gathering of chickens.

Ponder on these words

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Blue Tongues may spell danger.

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The tongue sometimes tells a story…

When you go for a party or an outing and you see people’s tongue blue, it is likely a pointer that drinks are laced with Rohypnol.

Rohypnol is a tranquilizer ( drug used to relieve tension and anxiety) which is 10 times more potent than valium.

It some countries it is used as a sleeping pill.

Rohypnol also is abused as a recreational, or “club” drug, often in conjunction with alcohol to provide a high.

It is used in various forms including; crushing the pills and snorting the powder, sprinkling it on weed and smoking it, dissolving it in a drink or injecting it.


It is called in the streets; roofies, date rape, forget me pill amongst other names.



When drinks are laced with Rohypnol, the person who drinks it may not know as it is odourless and tasteless and because it is a strong sedative and also associated with amnesia the victim will not remember what happened, little wonder it is called forget me pill.

It is one of the commonest cause of surprise pregnancies in young people, especially when the only thing they can remember was that they went to a party or visited someone.

Choose your friends wisely and shine your eyes.


Drugs do not pay.


Stay away from drugs!


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Anger, a ‘D’ short of Danger.

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I have seen sweet people turn to incredible hulk with little or no provocation, I have seen people who their anger is like bicycle, ‘e no dey hard to start’…yeah some of them believers too.

I have seen people leave a church program in high spirit, blessed and inspired and boom minutes later fight violently with other people, for almost no reason at all…I have seen people turn red with little or no provocation.

I have seen people have their weddings called off because of misplaced outbursts of anger publicly exposed due to the planning stress. I have seen brethren turn their wives to punching and kicking bags and I have seen wives turn their husbands to punching and scratching bags.

And many time help is closer than many people think.

It is good to pray and fast, make up and make decisions to change, but when it
‘Told in Gath, Proclaimed in the streets of Ashkelon— and the daughters of the Philistines rejoice, and the daughters of the uncircumcised triumph’ that you are an atomic bomb looking for where and on whom to explode, it is vital to seek help quickly.

Fortunately help is available, as you pray and fast, it is not unscriptural to seek medical help…to seek Psychiatric help…to begin cognitive behavioral therapy and medications where necessary.

Mental health issues are not wished away, or watered down by ice cream, a new bag, a gift, a hug or make up sex, alcohol or recreational drugs.

Seek help, before you destroy important pillars in your life.

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