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Where is our Humanity?

Hello out there, its been a while since you heard from me. As we journey toward the end of the year, here is a piece of advice. God bless you as you read with human heart.

 On the 5th of November 2015 I was on my way to Warri in Delta State from the city of Benin, on reaching Ring Road where I was to board a bus to Warri;  A busy place with so much people, transporters, and commuters travelling to different places; heading towards Bob Izua Park I saw a sight that caught my attention.

 

A man I spotted that could hardly get up! Nothing was left of him; he looked very sick and really needed help. From what I saw because I was not very far from him, urine was all over him, he defecated on his body with none to attend to him. People were walking passing him, whenever they come across him, they deviate and pass by the other side just like the proverbial story of the man that was attacked by bandits on his way to Jerusalem and the good Samaritan that Jesus gave. In the book of Luke 10:35.

 

On sighting that man, my heart went out to him but I was helpless! What should I do? What he needed at that time was not money; I could tell that even food could not help him much: He needed attention; he needed some love but could not find any in one of the busiest cities of Nigeria if you know Ring Road. I asked myself, where are these non – governmental organisations? Where are these people offering humanitarian services? Churches littered all over the place and Mosques, Preachers scattered all over the parks in a hurry to jump into any filled up bus to pray for the safety of the passengers and to later collect ‘seed’ and yet, this man was there with none to cater for.

 

The next day, 6th November 2015 early in the morning around 6 am there about, I was up again on my way to Warri. After arriving Ring Road, I decided to check the same spot where the man was. Guess what? I saw a sight that scared me! Right on that spot as early as 7am, there lies the man covered with clean white cloth. That couldn’t have been him covering himself I said to myself because it was too clean to belong to him. I proceeded with my journey anyway, I boarded a bus to Warri as usual; about 30 minutes later our bus was filled up so we took off, and passing the area again, I noticed that the white cloth was still there and what baffled me most was the fact that people were passing the spot everybody going about their normal businesses as if nothing had happened there. Throughout my journey to Warri that day the thought of that man kept hunting me. I kept asking myself, what could have happened?

 

The following Day 7th of November 2015, I was there again at the same spot neither the man nor the white cloth not even his rags were there, the place was swept clean. What happened there? The man was already dead! I had mixed feelings and reactions within me towards the man.

 

First, the thought of Lazarus and the Richman came to my mind. Secondly, I said to myself he is better off dead than that kind of life. The only thing left is between him and his God.

 

Where is our Humanity?

 

Have we suddenly become callous? Have we lost our feelings for fellow human beings or what? Or is it the end times that is fast telling on us? All these questions we need to ponder on and answer ourselves. But no matter what happens, we must not lose our humanity. Reach out to somebody in love. A little can make a difference. Love would have kept that man alive but he got none and he died. Please, reach out to somebody in love. Remember, tomorrow it could be you.

Never lose your humanity no matter what.

 

Caleb Zadok

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Email: zadokcalebadiga@yahoo.com

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LET’S CLOSE OUR RANKS

We have been through a lot in Bachama land and Numan Federation at large. I don’t need to remind us of the attempt by the enemy to conquer us and take away our land even with government’s support but for God’s intervention; one important fact I want to raise here is that, there are subtle ways used by the enemy in order to gain victory. The goal of your enemy is to dislodge and subdue you, and he does everything within its means to conquer you. It is an important fact to understand that, while you are taking it for granted, your enemy means business! He does not relent, he strategises to ensure that victory is won hence he uses some subtle means.


It is worthy of note to understand that, in terms of might, these people know very well that they can’t stand us, even with the help of the government on their side, they still failed as compared to what they do in so many places and get away with. This is an established fact, and no one can take it from us. But I want to speak to use this platform and speak to us as warriors that we are: We must not forget that you can’t carry one strategy and go to battle front with, unless you want the enemy to defeat and subjugate you. Why am I writing this? I will tell you. I have seen so much division on various social media platforms, pointing accusing fingers on one another, to some is insults! Nay my brethren it ought not to be so! One thing we cannot afford to do at this point in time is to break our ranks. We must make conscious and deliberate efforts to close our ranks in order not to give our enemies any chance. Anybody that is against closing ranks should be considered as one with the enemy.


Since they cannot face us with might and succeed, they will use politics or any other means that will whip our emotions and make us divided, hence we must be careful because our battle can either be won or lost on that front. And once that is done, we have opened the door for the enemy to come in because then our source of strength will be broken. Watch out please!


I know, our representatives and a lot of those we called our leaders haven’t done much as in condemning what happened. Our representatives kept mum even on the floor of the various houses. Danjuma Goje who was from Gombe State had to raise the issue in favour of Fulani Herdsmen but there was no counter from our very own what a Shame! I am glad that this is a write-up. Posterity will not forgive them for doing that to their people, for turning their back on their people. However, as a Bwata Man, I know one thing, that it is a taboo to wash your dirty linens outside. We have a common enemy so we must come together and fight the enemy, push them our of our territory and then when we come back home, we can face those people. For those of them that are political office holders, 2019 is just around the corner, that is when we galvanize, reorient ourselves and ensure they did not go back! That is the power of the people. I must say also that, we need to know who we send to represent us not unless we want to go for the stipends they will give us and we sell our land and our generations only to open the way for the enemies of our land to take over. Our ancestors will never forgive us! Posterity will never forgive us! And God forbid it.


Having said that, I would like to draw our attention to the fact that we have different choices, everybody has right to choose, vote and campaign for whosoever they will; we must know respect that and accommodate them. Of course all of us can’t do the same thing. But if there is anything that we need to do right now is “CLOSE OUR RANKS”.


God bless Njiya Bwara! God bless Numan Federation! God bless Adamawa South Senatorial Zone! God bless Adamawa State! God bless Nigeria!


#Bwattahido
#Kwhirehido

#Kadahido
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LET’S CLOSE OUR RANKS

We have been through a lot in Bachama land and Numan Federation at large. I don’t need to remind us of the attempt by the enemy to conquer us and take away our land even with government’s support but for God’s intervention; one important fact I want to raise here is that, there are subtle ways used by the enemy in order to gain victory. The goal of your enemy is to dislodge and subdue you, and he does everything within its means to conquer you. It is an important fact to understand that, while you are taking it for granted, your enemy means business! He does not relent, he strategises to ensure that victory is won hence he uses some subtle means.

It is worthy of note to understand that, in terms of might, these people know very well that they can’t stand us, even with the help of the government on their side, they still failed as compared to what they do in so many places and get away with. This is an established fact, and no one can take it from us. But I want to speak to use this platform and speak to us as warriors that we are: We must not forget that you can’t carry one strategy and go to battle front with, unless you want the enemy to defeat and subjugate you. Why am I writing this? I will tell you. I have seen so much division on various social media platforms, pointing accusing fingers on one another, to some is insults! Nay my brethren it ought not to be so! One thing we cannot afford to do at this point in time is to break our ranks. We must make conscious and deliberate efforts to close our ranks in order not to give our enemies any chance. Anybody that is against closing ranks should be considered as one with the enemy.

Since they cannot face us with might and succeed, they will use politics or any other means that will whip our emotions and make us divided, hence we must be careful because our battle can either be won or lost on that front. And once that is done, we have opened the door for the enemy to come in because then our source of strength will be broken. Watch out please!

I know, our representatives and a lot of those we called our leaders haven’t done much as in condemning what happened. Our representatives kept mum even on the floor of the various houses. Danjuma Goje who was from Gombe State had to raise the issue in favour of Fulani Herdsmen but there was no counter from our very own what a Shame! I am glad that this is a write-up. Posterity will not forgive them for doing that to their people, for turning their back on their people. However, as a Bwata Man, I know one thing, that it is a taboo to wash your dirty linens outside. We have a common enemy so we must come together and fight the enemy, push them our of our territory and then when we come back home, we can face those people. For those of them that are political office holders, 2019 is just around the corner, that is when we galvanize, reorient ourselves and ensure they did not go back! That is the power of the people. I must say also that, we need to know who we send to represent us not unless we want to go for the stipends they will give us and we sell our land and our generations only to open the way for the enemies of our land to take over. Our ancestors will never forgive us! Posterity will never forgive us! And God forbid it.

Having said that, I would like to draw our attention to the fact that we have different choices, everybody has right to choose, vote and campaign for whosoever they will; we must know respect that and accommodate them. Of course all of us can’t do the same thing. But if there is anything that we need to do right now is “CLOSE OUR RANKS”.

God bless Njiya Bwara! God bless Numan Federation! God bless Adamawa South Senatorial Zone! God bless Adamawa State! God bless Nigeria!

#Bwattahido
#Kwhirehido
#Kadahido

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VOTER REGISTRATION COMMENCES NATIONWIDE

VOTER REGISTRATION COMMENCES NATIONWIDE

This is good news to those who have a lot of questions in respect to voter registration that The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will commence registration nationwide. It’s been a while that this exercise was conducted and in preparation to 2019 general elections. This is done to enable those that have attained the age of eighteen to register; it will also enable those that have not had the opportunity to collect their PVCs (Permanent Voter’s Card).

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will commence a nationwide continuous voter registration on April 27 – The registration exercise would take place across the 774 local government areas of the federation – The commission in a statement said the exercise would take place from 9 a.m to 3 p.m on weekdays
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will commence a nationwide continuous voter registration on April 27 across the 774 local government areas of the federation. The commission disclosed this in a statement signed by Mrs. Amina Zakari, INEC National Commissioner, after a meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECS) and Administrative Secretaries from the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.  It stated that the exercise would take place from 9 am to 3 pm on weekdays (Mondays to Fridays), excluding public holidays.
The registration centres, according to the statement, shall be the local government offices of the commission or such other suitable locations as would be made public by the State Offices of lNEC. It stated that the decision was taken at the meeting following INEC consultations with stakeholders including political parties, civil society organizations and the media.
”The exercise is intended to enable citizens who have turned 18 years of age since the last registration as well as those who did not register during the last exercise to register as voters. It will allow those seeking transfer of their registration from one State to another or within a State from polling unit to another to do so. The exercise also intends to enable the distribution of uncollected Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) to those who could not collect them before or since the last general elections. It will also enable citizens who have the Temporary Voter Cards (TVCs) but whose names are on the register to collect their PVCs,’’ it said.
However, the commission advised those who were already registered not to do so again as it is an offence to register more than once. He said, “The commission wishes to reiterate its commitment to consolidating our democracy. This we are going to do by ensuring that citizens are given the opportunity to register as voters on a continuous basis as enshrined in the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended) well before elections.’’
It therefore appealed to all citizens to cooperate with the commission to ensure the success of the exercise. The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, had earlier said the registration exercise would continue to be a routine exercise once it commenced.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it would kick-start preparations for the 2019 general election with the continuous voters’ registration and distribution of Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) in April.
Also the commission gave an update on the growing number of political associations seeking registration as political parties ahead of the 2019 general election, saying it has now reached 85.
In a communiqué issued after the quarterly meeting with leaders of political parties held at INEC headquarters in Abuja, yesterday the parties endorsed the 2019 general election timetable and agreed to cooperate with the commission in all the processes leading to  the smooth conduct of the election.
The communiqué was jointly signed by the Deputy Chairman of the Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC), Dr. Bredforth Onwubuya, for other political parties and a National Commissioner, May Agbamuche-Mbu, on behalf of INEC.
Earlier, while speaking during the opening ceremony of the quarterly meeting, the chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu said, as at last Monday, the number of applications from new associations for registration as political parties had reached 86.
INEC had last Thursday put the figure of the associations seeking registration at 84 Yakubu also said the political parties which were previously de-registered by the commission after the 2015 general election, had regained their registration.
The political parties according to him are Better Nigeria Peoples Party (BNPP), Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), Peoples Progressive Party (PPP), Democratic Alternative (DA), national Action Council (NAC) and National Democratic Liberty Party (NDLP).
Others are Masses Movement of Nigeria (MMN), National Conscience Party (NCP), Nigeria Element Progressives Party (NEPP) and the National Unity Party (NUP). The INEC boss, who described political parties as an important vehicle for the sustenance of the country’s democracy, urged the party leaders to always have confidence on the electoral system as a way of promoting stability in the polity.
In his words he said, “The names of these political parties have already been uploaded on our website. But I will like to appeal to those of them, out of the 10 that are yet to open their offices to do so and immediately notify the commission.”
While responding the IPAC Chairman, Mohammed Nalado, expressed displeasure over the inability of INEC to consult properly with political parties before fixing dates for the 2019 general election. Nalado said though INEC Chairman informed them of the decision but they did not know whether the information he gave them as official or not until they read the report on the pages of newspapers.
He said, “We had meeting with INEC Chairman, unfortunately, we did not understand him whether he was just giving us information on how our elections should be done. I hope this issue will be discussed thoroughly here.”
He averred IPAC’s commitment to work with INEC in deepening the country’s democracy, he however counseled INEC to seek alternative to deregistration of political parties. Urged also that the commission’s newly appointed National Commissioners make relevant inputs to the development of the electoral system in the country.
The National Chairman of the United Democratic Party (UDP) Mr. Godson Okoye, responding to journalists said it was disrespect for INEC to fix date for elections without duly consulting political parties.