Sunday, June 23, 2013

The Personal & Executive Assistants' Summit (PEAS)

You are invited to attend the 2nd edition of the “The Personal & Executive Assistants’ Summit (PEAS)” holding on Saturday, the 20th of July, 2013.

The theme for this year’s summit is “The Indispensable PA” and our focus will be on:
* Keys to Effective communication
* Managing your boss
* Indispensable skills needed to survive the competitive 21st century workplace
* and Real-time scenarios of working with demanding bosses

Who Should Attend?
Personal Assistants, Executive Assistants, Secretaries, Office Managers, Front desk Officers, Administrators, and anyone who wants to harness their job skills.

- Detoun Ogwo (Executive Director, AGDC)
- Shola Adegborioye (Executive Director, CreativeXone Limited)

- Omolara Modeyin (PA @ Portland Paints Plc)
- Tunji Taiwo (PA @ Zenith Bank Plc)
- Opuaya Jumbo (Former PA @ Jagal Group)

Event Details:
Date: Saturday, 20th July, 2013
Time: 10am Prompt
Admission: FREE but strictly by REGISTRATION.
Venue: AGDC Learning Centre, 5 Maitama Sule Street, Falomo, Ikoyi, Lagos.

To register, kindly send your name, email and phone number to or via SMS to 08186839496 on or before Friday, 5th of July, 2013.

Please feel free to share this information with your friends but remember admission is FREE
but strictly by REGISTRATION.

The 2013 Personal & Executive Assistants’ Summit is proudly supported by Etisalat, Golden Penny noodles, Beloxxi, SfwSMS, ConnectNigeria and Malta Guinness.

Summit Team
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Friday, June 21, 2013

The Last Sensible Reality TV Show in Africa (by Adedoyin Matthew)

It's seem the Nigerian youths are beginning to speak up against the most popular reality TV show in Africa, BigBrother Africa. The reality show which is currently airing on DSTV (the largest TV network in Africa) is acclaimed to be the most viewed program both online and offline with not less than hundreds of thousands clicks added daily on their YouTube channel.
Here is another article by a Nigerian youth speaking on #BBA and other similar reality tv shows. Read and enjoy!


Maryam Jameelah, a muslim scholar wrote, "never before in the history of man had the graph of moral degradation shown a rapid decline as in the 21st century"

Moral degradation has reached the peak and our sacred parts are not considered sacred again. Human sexual sanctity has deteriorated to a level which is shameful even to the beast. Atimes, I wonder if animal is wiser than man in keeping their sexuality.

Yesterday, I was bombarded with one Alex Osagie's BC asking for the ban of BBA Africa on DSTV. Well, I support his stand but I think we have allowed this satanic manipulation, in the name of reality show come upon us. The last sensible reality show that elope our TV screen is The Debaters season 2 where my brother, Chinedu Chidi came top . This intellectual show left when there was no enough finance to continue, and if I may ask, how many of us even watch or know the debaters? But we are familiar with star quest, MTN Project Fame, Glo Naija Sings, Airtel, Nigeria got talents etc. I'm not saying these shows are bad, but our youth spend more time on them than intellectual and purpose driven shows.

This is my point: It is not just enough to call for the ban of BBA; it is not just enough to broadcast Alex's message; let's also change the mentality and mindset of our young ones starting with ourselves - Let's stop voting for housemates, let's stop sending sms and let's stop watching it. And let's promote intellectual events that will cause a positive change.

PS: You know Wizkid and Davido but do not know Chinua Achebe. You are one of the reasons Prof. Wole Soyinka said this generation is dead on arrival.

Written by:
Matthew 'FEMI-ADEDOYIN (a.k.a ApostleOfSexology)
Principal Consultant, ABSTINENCE ICON
BB: 30E7445A
Twitter: @adedoyinmatthew
+234 (0) 7060826979

Thursday, June 20, 2013

LETTER to DSTV on BBA from AFRICAN YOUTH by Alex Osagie

This morning I stumbled on a facebook status of one of my 'big brother' Chunu Teajay (a youth mentor) with the headline "LETTER TO DSTV ON BBA FROM AFRICAN YOUTH by Alex Osagie (edited)" and as a youth, I quickly read it to know what someone Mr.Alex Osagie is saying on our behalf about the ongoing BIG BROTHER AFRICA reality TV show on DSTV. Read it and share your own view.

I urge and plead with All African Youths, let's ask DSTV to give us a BBA where African Youths go and discuss, proffer solutions and solve Africa's Problems; not this morally loosed show where single parents who can't keep their relationships go into the house to show their fallen breast, where drug addicts, porn stars, ill-mannered people mix up and get rewarded.

Haba! Having sex in the public with somebody who is not your spouse? We can make this the last of that valueless program. Initially, it was okay but recently sexual immorality has found its ugly head an entrance into the show.

BBA sells immoral behaviour and attracts lots of fans who enjoy it. They even prefer open sex every day. There is no single thing I learn from the programme, except promoting sex and immorality. It's time we ignored it.

How long does it take to imbibe a habit? 21 days and BBA runs 90days, subtly making people addicts to bad habits and destroying the values we have held strong, values that have built our families & homes.

Say NO to TV shows without value, reality shows with rich immorality is a NO NO!. PLEASE REBROADCAST AND DROP YOUR VIEWS

Written by:
Alex Osagie
Blog: Wisdom Counseling Centre
Twitter: @wisdomcounselin

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

JUNE (Journey Unto New Era)

When this road was set before me
The fear of the unknown petrified me
For I did not know where the road leads.
But the wind of faith blew and carried me…
Pushing me towards the very road I could not dare.
I yielded to the voice of faith telling me all will be well.
And when through the valley of shadows and death I walked
Where too many had met with inescapable dead-end
Faith turned on its shining light on my path
And shadows, and death, skipped off without a trace.
Today, I looked back at the very place where I begun
And realized am halfway through and still standing.
So I conclude to take a little rest,
A little catching of fresh breathe,
And large doses of faith to carry me through another half.
The journey unto new era continues from here.
Many miles still lie ahead of me;
Many troubled waters to swim across,
High mountains to climb over,
And sinking sands to walk through.
I need all the strength I can get to succeed on this quest
Because I have passed through many thick and thin
And cannot afford to fail me and The One who chose me.

Authored by:
Ebenezer O. Akinrinade (CYFI Alumni)
[Social Worker | Poet | Book Editor]
Twitter: @gent2smile

Monday, June 3, 2013

LEAP Africa: Summer 2013 Youth Leadership Programme

Become Today’s Change Agent
Leadership, Effectiveness, Accountability and Professionalism (LEAP) Africa is a nonprofit organization, which is committed to developing dynamic, innovative and principled African leaders.

Given our conviction that young people can and should serve as change agents in their communities, LEAP offers its Summer Youth Leadership Programme for young people across Nigeria to increase their capacity to transform their communities.

About the Summer Youth Programme

LEAP’s Youth Leadership Programme is modeled after international best practices and emerging lessons from Ford Foundation’s youth leadership efforts across the globe.

The objectives of the leadership programme are to:
* Support youth through the process of “looking within” to take stock of their current skills, talents and inclinations as well as their dreams and visions for the future.

* Expose youth to the concept of leadership, and offer them some tools and skills for effective leadership.

* Encourage youth to commence change projects in their communities in order to test and apply what they have learnt through the training programmes, as well as to improve the lives of others.

Programme cost: N25,000 for five days
(This cost covers programme materials, light refreshment and lunch. Participants get a certificate of participation upon programme completion).
Date: July 22 – July 26, 2013
Venue: LEAP Africa’s Office Lekki Lagos (full address stated below)

Topics Description
Programme topics include: The Act and Art of Leadership, Developing your Life’s Mission and Vision, Goal Setting, the Tower Game, the Trust Walk, Leadership for Change,  Building Self Confidence, Creativity, Patriotism/Social Responsibility, Time Management, Networking, Negotiations, Communications and Moral Ethics.

LEAP utilizes case studies, games, interactive exercises and multimedia to enhance the life and leadership skills of its youth.

Target Participants
Youth between the ages of 15 and 25 who are passionate about community service and have a strong commitment to developing their leadership skills.

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact
Ukwori via email at or call

You could also call by LEAP Africa’s office at - 13 Omorinre Johnson Street, Off
Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

AFRICA EMERGE: Rediscovering The Wealthiest Continent

The rebirth of Africa is now very nigh;
A nation with new breed without greed approaches.
Did you not see it?

Of course, mockers would make jest
And misconstrue this bestowed vision for an illusion.
Did you not already know it?

Many more will come to condemn that we are yet young and frail;
A nation of unschooled, poor and war-torn-apart people.
Have you not heard it before?

But what does it matter whether anyone believe or not?
Let the mockers mock and the doubters doubt
And speak as though Africa is forever doomed.

Our gaze is fixed on this new Africa whose strength is not in numbers
And whose wealth is not dependent on minerals
But rather, in her culture, language and people.

Though there be no food to go round for those who are hungry
And water for those who are thirsty
Yet, we shall stand undivided.

Though our roofs be buried under many floods of waters
And our children be casted into the streets
Yet, like a rock, we shall remain unshaken.

For when this old Africa gives way to the new
Her dreams, both stolen and lost, shall be restored.
And her voice no longer shall cry in despair.

Her goodness shall be brought forth from obscurity into limelight
And her people shall regain their pride...
A nation without shame or reproach.

A few men may betray us as we forge ahead
But I have sworn never to derail
Until the new Africa emerges.

Authored by:
Ebenezer Akinrinade (CYFI Fellow)
Twitter: @gent2smile
Blog: Use Your Mind
(June 1st, 2013; 7:31am)

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