Wednesday, 19 June 2013
Very sure you all doing well. Our country, as every other nation, has met continous challenge over the past years in the area of security. Though it might seem safe down here in the South- West compared to consistent attacks in the North, truth be told - Nigeria's security challenges persist unabated. Recently, the Emergency Rule declared in Yobe, Adamawa and Nassarawa states seem to have toned things down a bit. However, unconfirmed reports believe this has given harzardous haven for insurgents to dwell in deeper sectional violent countries/territories in Northern Africa which fenvironment furthermore radicalizes insurgents. I have been thinking lately, what does it really take for a society to be safe & secure? Is there a country or territory where one's livelihood is safe and totally guaranteed? This is a topic i hope to discuss soon.
Sunday, 14 April 2013
It’s been a long time between posts and you may have started wondering when I was coming back! Well, a lot has been happening in my world. Towards the end of last year, I got a full time job; hectic, but very worthwhile. It's been consistent challenge but not good enough reason i abandon PROJECT DONE. Anyway, amongst several things and most of all, I'm about to get married - reason we writing to you all.
Over ten years, now 'this' something beautiful to celebrate about. Our relationship started about that time ago (Pepeye would know the exact dates) in the most 'unusual" way but it has grown into something priceless! In a couple of days, I would be privileged to have my best and most reliable friend, also be my wife.
So before we officially become Mr & Mrs Alara, we decided to share pictures with you guys.
Enjoy and hope to see you at the wedding!!!
Date : April 27th, 2013
Venue: St Christopher's Mil. Protestant Church,
Ikeja Military Catonment, Maryland
Time: 11am Prompt.
Reception takes place immediately after at:
Lagos State Printing Corporation, De Hall Events Centre, Obafemi Awolowo Way,
Alausa, Ikeja Lagos.
Hope to see you all there.
We wish you Peace, Love, Joy and Soul.
Mr & Mrs Jide Al.......
Wednesday, 24 October 2012
PRESS RELEASE October 22nd 2012
Mobilising Local Governments on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Planning
Against a background of devastating floods, which have turned large parts of Nigeria into disaster areas, Community Conservation and Development Initiatives CCDI, in partnership with Heinrich Boll Stiftung, organized a workshop entitled ‘Local Governments and Disaster Management’ on October 18th. The main objective was to prompt local governments over their obligation to form Local Emergency Management Committees LEMCs, as directed by NEMA, and to explain the roles and responsibilities of those committees. The workshop was held a few days after the UN International Day for Disaster Reduction, which was on 13th October.
Tuesday, 2 October 2012
Lagos, my heartthrob, initially known as a small peaceful settlement of Awori fishers and farmers inhumanely suddenly becomes an important port for slave trade on the West African Coast in the 19th century. Was this sudden turn-around a curse or blessing in disguise? For many years, it remained an island reputedly known for its viability in slave trade. Surprisingly, even after the abolishment and assumption of control as a British colony in 1861, it witnessed yet again another invasion - the consistent influx of large proportions of freed slaves from America and Sierra-Leone. Again, blessing or curse? The influx then created another increase in business activities on the scale and variety of international commercial activities that necessitated the need for a locomotive steamer service between Lagos and England in 1853; followed by the establishment of a bank in 1881, the telephone in 1882 and a chamber of commerce in 1894. Economic activities seemed so viable in Lagos that not so long after the
Monday, 13 August 2012
Greetings my friends. Once again, I apologize for intruding on Project DONE - Series 8. It would be published in a couple of days and promises to be quite emotional. Permit me to share with you a distorting thought.
There is no doubt that Nigeria is abundantly blessed and (if you permit me to startle you up the more) presently has indicators that prove its current visible blessings are nothing compared to the untapped advantage its diversity and complexity often ignored, brings. Most analysis and recommendations are promoted without a “contextualized” viewpoint too often; I begin to feel my optimistic ranting of the word pays it no more respect. Another partnership formed along this falsehood campaign and most damaging to us as a nation, is the emotive and nihilistic orientation it precipitates. As solutions are proffered void of our aboriginal social and cultural systems, the result births failure upon implementation raising so much venom and nihilism.
Tuesday, 31 July 2012
In our world today, the Internet is clearly threatening to replace Television and Radio. More visible to this is social media’s capability to disseminate news much quickly incomparable with TV or Radio. Serious minded media platforms have begun to forecast the future and taken smart considerations to inject online streaming into their operations. This made possible by the Internet also provides a participatory audience as they transmit programmes. Local and International media stations now have different social media profiles for almost all their programmes.