Year: 2017

Everything about the Nigerian education system will kill your talent

Everything that you learnt in school will kill your talent. First they will steal your dreams. Sell you the mentality of the proletariat. Then you are dead. Click here to pay for your copy of Good to Go and save your copy. John is a good kid. He graduated from the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt. I met him just a few days to his POP. That was three years ago. You want to know what M. John is doing today? NOTHING. Three years ago when I asked him what he plans to do after his POP, his answer after 30 seconds of sudden deep thought: “Ehmmm, look for a job…” For three years he is still looking for a job. And he hasn’t found any yet. Two years ago I asked him if he had any alternative plans since jobs were becoming elusive. He told me he was working on something. 24 months later there is nothing for me to see. So M. John lives with his parents, jobless, broke, …

The truth about the Nigerian education system and how it has been configured to kill your future

I was called to National Service in 2013. On the 13th or 14th of February 2014 I proudly and quietly received my discharge certificate. I had successfully committed one full year to the service of the fatherland. I had published ‘WHO TOOK MY JOB?’ a few months earlier and it was time for me to move on to the next stage and challenge of my life. I had the “clarity of mission” – I knew exactly where I was going and what I would love to do with the rest of my life, so, I was GOOD TO GO. Click here to pay for your copy of Good to Go and save your copy. Throughout my service year I had borne a burden in my heart: I realized that even though many National Youth Service Corps members excitedly look forward to P.O.P (Passing Out Parade) and C.O.C ( Collection Of Certificate), only a few are truly ‘Good to go’. In other words, most have no sense of purpose, no clarity of mission, no vision, insecure, …

Did school prepare you for the real world?

That is the important question that you must begin to answer; if you are interested in personal success. School could be a wonderful experience; a great time of growing up and learning about the world and about yourself. It could also be the period when the trajectory of your life becomes totally ruined especially if and when your parents are not very rich and you attended the public schools. Nigeria spots one of the world’s worst managed public school system (primary to tertiary) characterized by a deplorable dearth of initiatives, restrictive and regressive educational agendas, delayed or complete non-payment of salaries/benefits, government insincerity and double standards, unmotivated teachers/lecturers, inadequate and deteriorating learning and teaching facilities, outdated curriculum, incessant strikes/industrial actions, poorly trained students with little or no life skills upon graduation. Click here to pay for your copy of Good to Go and save your copy. As I have already told in Who Took My Job? I had a wonderful experience as a student, except that I was not very interested in academics. I was …

How I wish young people will see Ben Murray-Bruce vision for them in this article

Nigeria has one of the highest populations of young people between 18-36 in the world. Thus, the single biggest focus of Nigerian leaders should not be how to consolidate themselves in power, but how to convert her huge youth population from a consumer market to a producer market. We may not be able to achieve that in one generation, but at least we can achieve being a prosumer nation in one generation. A prosumer nation is a nation that consumes what it produces.

Senator Abe Urges Rivers Councillors to Recover Government House in 2019

Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, senator representing Rivers South East Senatorial District, has charged Councillors that were elected on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2015,to work tirelessly to ensure that the party wins the 2019 elections in Rivers State. Speaking when the Rivers councillors forum of the 8th Assembly under the APC from the 319 wards of the state, visited him to congratulate him on his emergence as Senator representing Rivers South East, in Port Harcourt, on Monday, Abe who sympathized with them on their plight, said the only best way that their marginalization could be addressed adequately is if the APC recovers the Government House from the PDP in 2019.

Rivers south east to have many key projects in 2017 budget- Senator Abe

Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, Senator representing Rivers South East Senatorial District, has assured that the district will enjoy the commencement of work at Bodo-Bonny road project, Ogoni Clean-up project, Andoni/Oyigbo Power project, Water Projects and East-West road project in this year’s budget.  Speaking while appearing as a guest on Today’s 95.1 FM Port Harcourt, news and current affairs programme; ‘Insight’,  Abe said he was liaising with various committees and ministries to ensure that the projects are appropriately appropriated in the budget.

Press Release: OGONI TO FEEL IMPACT OF VOTING FOR ME, SAYS SENATOR ABE …Urges them to ensure peace prevails in Ogoniland

Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, Senator representing Rivers South East Senatorial District has assured Ogoni people that they would soon feel the impact of the mandate they gave him. In a goodwill message to Ogoni people on the 2017 Ogoni day celebration signed by his Spokesperson Parry Saroh Benson, Senator Abe said he was happy for the support Ogoni gave him and that he had commenced initiatives  in realizing his campaign promises. Senator Abe said the Ogoni made him proud by their unflinching support and vote cast for him on the December 10 re-run election. He stated that by their votes they had made a statement and drawn the respect of the entire Rivers people on their principled stand to go to the centre.

2017, A Special Year For Rivers – Wike (The Tide)

Being a New Year message by Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, to the good people of Rivers State to usher in 2017. Excerpts Fellow Rivers people, as we come to the end of yet another year, let me heartily join you and the rest of the world to say goodbye to 2016. For us, 2016 had been a year of mixed feelings. No doubt, it was a year we made some remarkable progress as we began to fulfil our promises to our people. We managed to resuscitate our broken economy to drive and sustain our development efforts in the face of a crippling national recession. We reconstructed existing roads, built new ones and in the process created jobs and empowerment for our people. We confronted insecurity by providing concrete support to the security agencies to combat and reduce crime across the state. Furthermore, among several other tangible achievements, we also ensured the regular payment of salaries to our workers and pensioners as well as started the process of restoring quality into our educational and …

Press Release: SENATOR ABE, APC SET TO MEET PDP AT TRIBUNAL …Urges Ogoni People to reject Obuah’s Goodwill Message

The Media Committee of Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, Senator representing Rivers South East Senatorial District, has stated that the Rivers State Chapter of Peoples Democratic (PDP) has nothing to say on the victory of Senator Abe. In a press statement issued in reaction to a statement by the PDP entitled, “PDP Heads to the Tribunal against Abe’s declaration as Senator”, the committee said election petition tribunals are part of democratic process in Nigeria and that there was nothing new about going to the tribunal. The committee said Senator Abe and the APC were set to meet the PDP at the tribunal to defend the sacred mandate given to Senator Abe by the People of Rivers South East.

Press Release: OGONI PEOPLE ARE ENVIED FOR VOTING APC – SENATOR ABE … Calls for formidable unity

Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, the Senator representing Rivers South East Senatorial District, has said that the Ogoni are standing tall to the envy of other ethnic groups in the state for voting for APC not withstanding their partisan, clanish and religious differences. Speaking at a reception organized in his honour by the people of Kono community in Khana Local Government Area, Abe said although there were one or two bickering from his political opponents, which ought to have attracted a swipe from him, he chose to ignore them in the interest of Ogoni unity. He enjoined the Ogoni to avoid anything that will cause them to have a misunderstanding among themselves in order not to allow their detractors to have their way.