Sunday, January 8, 2012


Power is defined as ability to act, regarded as latent or inherent; capacity for action or performance; whether physical or moral.
People on the other hand is defined as persons with regard to their residence, class, profession, or group. Putting them together we could combine
these words "Persons with regard to their residence,class, profession or group with ability to act, regarded as latent or inherent capacity for action or performance; whether physical or moral.

March last year eight expedition experts started out with me from mountain Kilimanjaro's base via Mweka route everyday for six days supporting one man, Nigeria's flag bearer up Uhuru peak.Prior to the expedition little did I know my mountain guide Mr.Ian Minja existed and didn't know he had got to the highest point in Africa 177 times before leading me up the first time and the 178th time for him.

Happy I was when descending the mountain afterward hosted a press conference in Nigeria which incidentally co-incided with Nigeria's Elections Where "power of people" played a major role in Nigeria's successfully termed "free & fair election" elected President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. I recall saying to the media, like Kilimanjaro some thought that holding such an election was insurmountable.

Every person that voted displayed action or performance as the definition for power above states,some moral or physical act that could never have happened without the will of fellow Nigerians. Sadly 1st January 2012 President Goodluck E. Jonathan acted against the will of fellow Nigerians who won him the elections less than a year ago.

Only a leader who forgets his success lies in the "power of people," electorate who one way or the other , retain the right to tell such a leader regardless of his stand ; do our will or we will work our willpower against you.

Unity unfolded days ago as several Nigerians showed government as I always say: Nigeria is not the geographical space in west Africa we occupy as Nigerians,Nigeria is the people who occupy the space guess that is why we call it Occupy Nigeria.Accepting the will of the people is the only way to start.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Lacing Up Purposefully

Whilst mathematics tells us there are more than two trillion ways of feeding a lace  through the six pairs of eyelets on an average shoe, I recall lacing up purposefully my new pair of laces unto my leather sneakers,my last day in Nigeria as year 2011 ended.

Every time I laced up the shoes before one of the laces broke it was specifically to tie them, making my feet firm inside my leather sneakers so I could go where I needed to be. As I changed the pair replaced them with a new pair primarily because one of the old ones broke,It occurred to me that the only reason the old one broke was because it was weak.

When a new year dawns it's simply because the old year's stale,used,past or permit me to say weak (like my old laces) which had to be replaced so I could lace up properly and purposefully to enjoy it.

There's need you,me, we all prepare to succeed this leap year. You can only take a leap only when your shoes,sneakers are properly laced up. Remember there are more than two trillion ways of feeding a lace through the six pairs of eyelets on an average shoes, silly put "lacing up purposefully" is it. 

The lacing style that came with my shoes may be different from the one that came with your tekkies, there's also a need to tweak the laces for a different event type. Every athlete laces up properly for the race so one eventually gets to the finish line and also on time.

Every pair of laces stringed or fed through the six pair of eyelets of sports shoes on the tracks had been laced up from the locker room long before the set time for the race,easiest way one can tell each athlete is prepared for a successful race.Ready? You can win, when you are properly laced up. Properly laced up means making time to train,understanding the goal before one.
How prepared are you for 2012? Lacing up purposefully means simply getting ready,set to take on the goal(s)