AN OPEN LETTER TO MR BOMBER MAN

Publié 19 septembre 2014 Avatar Chima F. Madu

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To whom it may concern (with all due respect).... I have heard and read lots of shocking things about you. I don’t even know which ones to believe. Most of these issues really got me thinking out loud. Firstly, I hear you plan to comfortably sit in Aso Rock one day. Are you for real? Is it the 400m monolith on the outskirts of Abuja or the presidential villa? Just in case this is true, your counterparts in much smaller nations have not yet succeeded in attaining this seemingly unattainable f...


HOW TO PREVENT FUTURE WARS

Publié 4 septembre 2014 Avatar Chima F. Madu

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War is evil. I Hate War! You Hate War! So many wars are fought everyday resulting in after effects that will last for generations to come. The question is: ‘HOW DO WE PREVENT FUTURE WARS?’ Here are a few simple tips to help prevent future wars. LOVE YOURSELF. LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOUR AS YOURSELF. LET THE PEACE THAT PASSES ALL UNDERSTANDING ABIDE IN YOUR HEART. CAST AWAY EVERY SPIRIT OF HATRED AND REVENGE WITHIN YOU. DO NOT REPAY EVIL WITH EVIL. BE QUICK TO FORGIVE AND...


SAVE THE CHILDREN! SAVE THE FUTURE!

Publié 15 août 2014 Avatar Chima F. Madu

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ARAFAT, AYMAN, BASSEM, HABIB, HAMZA, IBRAHIM, JAMIL, KHALED, KHALIL, MIRIAM, MUSTAFA, NABIL, SAHAR, SAMAL, SAMIR, SULEIMAN, SUSAN, WALID and YASMIN comprise a microscopic section of the list of millions of children who have lost their lives in conflict zones. From Gaza, Iraq and Syria in Western Asia; to Central African Republic, Sudan and Nigeria in Africa; and Ukraine in Eastern Europe, children have been bombed, beheaded, fired at and slaughtered mercilessly like sheep for n...


IN THE SPIRIT OF MALALA

Publié 14 juillet 2014 Avatar Chima F. Madu

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Another Malala Day is here. A day set aside not just to celebrate Malala Yousafzai. It is a day for all children everywhere to raise their voices and be heard. It is a day to stand up for education and say to world that we are stronger than the enemies of education and stronger than the forces that threaten girls, boys and women from leading happy and productive lives. In the Spirit of Malala and the significance of Malala Day, I would love everyone to ponder on these questions....


The Meditation of a Concerned Heart

Publié 2 juin 2014 Avatar Chima F. Madu

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Its 5 o'clock in the morning, my alarm rings, I snooze it and try to continue my sweet dream from where the alarm intruded. My alarm rings again. *phew* with a sigh I ask myself two questions-- “Is it 5 am already?” or “Did I set my alarm wrong?” I reach out for my watch to confirm the time. Oh dear, it’s really 5 am. A premonition of a hectic day ahead makes me wish the night was starting all over. Still caught between the land of my dreams and the real world, I mana...


Living by Example

Publié 17 mars 2014 Avatar Chima F. Madu

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A good example is the best sermon. - Benjamin Franklin Children are the future of tomorrow and most people desire a very bright future for all children. Sadly most children are susceptible and exposed to so many societal ills like child labour, slavery, war, violence, rape, prostitution etc. In order to prevent all these, so many organisations and individuals invest their time, energy, resources to make provision for the education, health, safety and general welfare of children a...


QUESTIONS FROM A CHILD

Publié 3 mars 2014 Avatar Chima F. Madu

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In the past two weeks I have been participating in a peer to peer education program organised by Women, Trafficking and Child Labour Eradication Foundation (WOTCLEF) Nigeria, where children from different schools are educated about their rights, child trafficking, sexual abuse and other vices that affect them. It is really fun working with children and it has been a wonderful experience. Spending time with them gave me an insight into their thoughts, their experiences, their expect...


Youth have a voice: Excerpts from Voices of Youth

Publié 21 janvier 2014 Avatar Chima F. Madu

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Are you one of those who think youth have no voice? Are you someone who believes that teenagers have no say in making this world a better place? If you are, then you must be mistaken and need a change of heart. Voices of Youth is a unique platform where young people have the liberty to learn more, do more, say more and discuss more about anything and everything. I have read and shared lots of posts on this platform, but most importantly I have learnt a lot. I would love to use this...


Should marriage be a way out for rapists?

Publié 10 janvier 2014 Avatar Chima F. Madu

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“He who, without violence, threat or fraud, abducts or deceives a minor under 18 years of age, shall be punished by imprisonment for 1 to 5 years and a fine of 200 to 500 dirhams. If the nubile who was removed or deceived marries her abductor, he can no longer be prosecuted except by the persons empowered to demand the annulment of the marriage, and then only after the annulment has been proclaimed.” Article 475 of the Moroccan Penal Code. The Second paragraph of the...


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