WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY: BE YOUR BROTHER’S KEEPER.

As an annual tradition, on this date (10-10-2017), the world marks a special moment to drum support for the mentally challenged individuals. This also includes awareness campaign to raise hope of treatment and survival for the victims. The World Mental Health Day is a smart Initiative of the United Nations (UN) in collaboration with the WHO.

This year’s theme of the World Mental Health Day aims basically at ‘Focusing on Conducive Work Environment’. Apart from its effect at tackling the mental health challenges, it also has potentials address the extent of the poor orderliness the world faces today. Corruption as one of the reference; Indeed, the brains need be properly reminded.

Nigeria’s situation is more precarious. Ours is a country of ‘one day one trouble’. The worries of many Nigerians are many. That is why the mental illness cases are everywhere around us and no one seems to be appreciating the nexus between the two.

However, Psychological experts have established a sharp connection between depression and mental challenges. Thus, those who are acutely depressed could actually slip off to ‘mental derangement’ If not properly detected.

Now what is depression?

Depression is a major depressive order: a serious medical illness that negatively affects how one feels, thinks and act. Depression is capable of causing feelings of sadness or even loss of interest in a particular activity one once enjoyed. Although it is a treatable illness, various emotional and physical problems are attached to it.

Individuals carry depressions everywhere around us without being noticed. Let’s begin from the work place: where a worker who earns peanuts (18,000 minimum wage for instance) is in the position to feed a family of 7 and above. I mean no one would be happy in such condition knowing fully well that he has to ‘bread-win’ his family on debts and alms. A clear indication of how your take home can’t take you home.

A worker that operates in a hostile environment is

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NIGERIA @ 57: BRING BACK THE MAMMOTH By Comr. Okhifo Oscar.

Happy Independence to Nigeria at 57! Yes, though we have been through downs together, it would have been an apogee to excuse myself from the celebration. Of course, we are in this together; we must all participate in the brainstorming to overcome.

I eloquently share in the view of some about the hastiness of our colonial freedom. They have, over the years, insisted that the independence of 1960 was too much in a hurry. For their arguments, they believed the colonial masters should have tarried a little longer. Perhaps, a similar development like the one in South Africa would have been the light.

As obvious, the level of infrastructural development and education would have been less abysmal. Unlike what we have at the present; Our self-rule struggle hadnt fetched us enough qualities like those years. As a matter of fact, there are communities where the only surviving means of formal education are the schools that were built by either the colonial influence or the missionaries.

Those who have had the mandate to lead such people simply refused to add up to what they grew up to meet. Such comatose has loudened the cry of pain. A society with an homegrown authorities but lack the basic needs for survival. What a dismal.

The elites of those times, aided by their subjects, worked together

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SHE STOLE EVERYTHING: DIEZANI AND THE FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION- Comrade Okhifo Oscar

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Diezani Allison-Madueke

Musing through the trendings lately, I keep imagining how beauty could eventually become the beast. I mean: exactly what would indeed a normal human being ever need 13 Billion British Pounds (27 trillions of Naira) for in this limited world? if divided evenly across the nation’s equivocal population of 170,000,000 people, each person will get about N158 millions. In fact, she dint just steal our funds then: she stole our destiny.

 
She stole the National stadium, NNPC towers, 326 Peugeot cars, The American Embassy, Abuja Airport, Aso Rock villa, Road Safety vehicles, ship loads of dollars and pounds, Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Wuse Market, and even all the cows and goats in the neighbourhood… lol. According to Magu, she has humbled Abacha’s loot record. Hahaha… Ours is a country of unending drama. Diezani stole everything!

 

 


Could it have been that Diezani was a smooth criminal? A shrewd operator with deceptive smiles and pretty face. She silently killed the then president Jonathan admin. Hmmn… My dear readers, Beware of pretty women. They fit mar u.

 
Well, Diezani is not guilty yet; neither is she a saint. I am not one either! Saints live in Heaven. But I would love to see justice Continue reading