Since the insurgency begins in the north, many things had followed but one thing that is growing worst by day is the abject poverty the insurgency had the inhabitants to. Its quite unfortunate that both the Federal Government and the international communities are more Concern with fighting the insurgents than paying attention to the living condition of the people.

Extreme poverty, famine: short term to long term action

A question on Twitter

I asked the question on Twitter:

There were 7 retweets (so far) but only one individual, @OtherFemme, replied to my question:

Solid infrastructure and social support, accountable leaders, and women need to be educated and empowered.

I'd also recommend moving away from non-renewable energy and leashing multinational corporations.

Boko haram in our eyes - Northerners

As a scientist, I was trained to know that the first step to solving any problem is not in knowing the answer but understanding the problem. The imperatives of this is that you may be giving a correct answer to a wrong problem if the problem is not well understood. Another reason is that for every problem, there is always a set of hypothesis that will be formulated and the solution to the problem is nothing but the testing for of the hypothesis. If the hypothesis is formulated based on wrong premises the solution provided at the end of the day will be wrong.

The first step of our lives begins the journey into the unknown...

The first step of our lives begins the journey into the unknown. A toddler struggles to get on his feet; he/she struggles to be independent, to venture into uncertainties oblivious of what those very steps could bring. There’s sometimes a smile and sometimes a loud shout of crying when there’s is a misstep .

Life is a journey filled with lessons, hardships, heartaches, joys, celebrations and special moments that will ultimately lead us to our destination, our purpose in life. The road will not always be smooth; in fact, throughout our travels, we will encounter many challenges.


In my earlier submission in part 1 of this topic, I did point out a few out of the many" don't care" attitude of the southern part of Nigeria towards the insurgency in the north. I was shocked when I read the quote from augustin reply. Maybe it is a global phenomenon but they should not forget that the most constant thing in this life is change. We must start from somewhere. Like the saying in one of the proverb I stated in part 1 says: when you see a man's beard on fire, soak yours with water cause you never can tell when the fire will extend to your own beard.


When I was much younger,my dad used to say this " when you bent down and look at another man anus and laugh, don't forget that somebody behind you is also looking at your own"! My poor dad also went on to say that "when you see the beard of a man caught up with fire, fetch water and poor on your own beard"........... Now, when I look with pity the " I don't care" attitude of the South West, South South and South Eastern parts of Nigeria towards the terrorism in Northern Nigeria, my heart crept with utmost fear! Fear of what? You may ask me.

Bilingual resources for Canada and Québec

Merci à tous les amis Canadiens et Québecois pour leur aide.
Many thanks to our Canadian friends from Quebec and other provinces for their help.

Here is a short review of all resoures available to you. Besides the growing amount of resources about # BringBackOurGirls (in English) available here (including list of petitions, etc.), here are a few specific resources for you.

FOR NEW FRIENDS: This is my story

FOR NEW FRIENDS: This is my story, and how I came to have this page. You can ask me questions below.

I have lived in the camp at Dadaab (run by the ‪#‎UNHCR‬ / ‪#‎UN‬ High Commission for ‪#‎Refugees‬) for 23 years, since I was 11. I got married here, and my three children (aged 12, 8 and 4) were all born here. Our greatest wish is to go back home to ‪#‎Somalia‬, but unfortunately this is not possible because of the ongoing conflict there. I hope and pray that I can find a way out of the camp to live in a country with more opportunities for my family.

The potential potency of a wiki as a tool for Change and Activism

Potency & Latency

A wiki actively supported by a small/medium community could become a very potent tool for activism.

po·tent adjective \ˈpō-tənt\
1 : having or wielding force, authority, or influence : powerful
2 : achieving or bringing about a particular result : effective

This powerful tool is however not used to its full potential, if at all.

po·ten·tial noun \pə-ˈten(t)-shəl\
1 : a chance or possibility that something will happen or exist in the future.

this is not a punition

I was thinking about the term "heavy" and it seems to me that is not the right word.

This should be not a punition but a recognition. In fact the geste to pay will be a noble action clearly acclamed every year.

During an annual event the Cesar of who contribute to make the system noble will receive an internation recognition and not only from the rich but, and the most important, from the poor.

"Should the rich recompensed as they are making the system performant thanks noble and gorgeaous taxes"

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