Feelings of FIRST LOVE, why it is hard to let GO

Letting GoLove sticks

Love stays

Filled with deepest feelings

True emotions

It perish not

Consumes the body

Lives like a king in its host

Through the race of life

When eventually

The sight of someone makes the body shiver

The voice

Sends the heart on a race

And a smile from that person

Melts one

Then for the first time

Love is met

Love is felt

The world seems perfect

Memories take me on a journey

Back to ma first love

Just the thoughts bring smiles

How much I miss him

Indeed true love dies not

The feeling grow

Just like grasses and flowers

Nurtured into a beautiful garden

Human nature really cannot be controlled

Clashes set in

Then we realise

That sometimes

Though the first

Might not be the best

That no matter how deep those feelings are

Might not last forever

But then,

This burning flame can’t be quenched

These feelings can’t be hidden

That this flowing river can’t be stopped

Letting go seems impossible

Because truly those feelings were real

First love stays stuck in the heart

We pretend to move on

And ignore the wails and screams of our heart

Smiling Heart…

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Beauty

FACE: HOME OF BEAUTY 2
In life, we often encounter difficulties to describe a particular topic in its true picture. Men of wisdom in every society often find time to discuss life in order to explain it to the younger and aspiring generation. I had been present in such meetings a number of times. One topic that was discussed in one of them was the beauty of human being. What does beauty means was the open ended question of the meeting.
So, if our thought is to be clear and we are to succeed in communicating it to other people, we must have some methods of fixing the meaning of the words we use; I therefore, define my topics as follows; every definition in this text is logically from contemporary dictionaries.
Face; means the front part of the head between the forehead and the chin. Our face usually shows our mood and status to some extent. Notwithstanding, some facial expressions do not mean what they carry on.
Beauty means the quality of being pleasing to the sense or to the mind; it thus deals with face, body, voice, smell and even human approach. Therefore, from this definition of beauty, it is now crystal clear that beauty thus related to every aspect of human being.
As an aspiring young mind, if I may ask you whether your parents got hooked merely by appreciating facial beauty or if you could get hooked to somebody you appreciate by facial appearance?
To the best of my own knowledge, what I know certainly is that any engagement appreciated through facial beauty will only last for few years, probably after having one or two children when the law of diminishing returns sets into action on ladies of which your so called beautiful queen might not be left out, then what you appreciate in her will become exterminated in a gradual process which may lead to divorce.
To all toddlers out there, I want you to know that facial beauty is nothing but those appealing to sense with good character should be encouraged. One fact that we have to comprehend is that; in our unconscious mind, we cannot distinguish between a reality and fiction. We are all aware of some of our illogical dreams in which two opposite statements can exist side by side, very acceptable in dreams but unthinkable and illogical in our waking states, just as our unconscious mind cannot differentiate between the wish to kill somebody in anger and the act of having done so.
The young brain is unable to make this distinction of beauty as not only related to face but also to all parts and aspects of human being. When you plan to hook up with somebody, dear look before you leap.

Much love,
Alphacares……..

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You are really Wonderful.

On the 8th of Dec., 2013, alphacares blog was launched with the aim of bringing to the people best on education health, environment, youth, leadership, relationship, religious, politics and other important issues.
It was exactly a month we join wordpress app. We are happy that within that short period we have followers turning up to about 1000.
Yes, it is really encouraging, thank you so much.
Within this period as well, we have been able to share about 34posts that cut across-the-board on our focus.
We hope to serve you better as you continue to visit the blog.

Thank you.

ALPHACARES.

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Health Benefits Of Water On Empty Stomach

BENEFITS OF DRINKING WATER ON EMPTY STOMACH

In Japan, drinking water immediately after waking up has become a popular habit due to many benefits proven by many scientific tests. From old and serious diseases to modern illnesses, curing them by drinking water has seen many success by Japanese medical society, especially 100% cure for the following diseases:

Headache, body ache, heart system, arthritis, fast heartbeat, epilepsy, excess fatness, bronchitis asthma, TB, meningitis, kidney and urine diseases, vomiting, gastritis, diarrhea, piles, diabetes, constipation, all eye diseases, womb, cancer and menstrual disorders, ear, nose and throat diseases.

METHOD OF TREATMENT
1. As soon as you wake up in the morning before brushing teeth, drink 4 x 160 ml glasses of water

2. Brush and clean the mouth but do not eat or drink anything for 45 minute

3. After 45 minutes you may eat and drink as normal.

4. After 15 minutes of breakfast, lunch and dinner do not eat or drink anything for 2 hours

5. Those that are old or sick and are unable to drink 4 glasses of water at the beginning may begin by taking little water and gradually increase it to 4 glasses per day.

6. The above method of treatment will cure diseases of the sick and others can enjoy a healthy living.

Drinking water has no side effects, however at the start of the treatment you may have to urinate a few times.
It is better if we can make drinking water as a routine habit in our life.

The Chinese and Japanese have a habit of drinking hot tea during their meals not cold water. Why???

Having a cup of cold drink after meal will solidify the oily stuff we have consumes and will slow down the digestion. Once this sludge reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine, and will immediately turn into fats and lead to cancer. It’s best to adopt drinking warm water during or after meal to help improve the digestive level and keep yourself healthy.
Let’s drink more water!

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Why is this coming at this moment?

ImageJonathan queries Sanusi over 22 fraudulent act discovered at CBN

 

NEWS – President Goodluck Jonathan has queried the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, over various infractions detected in the apex bank’s 2012 audited account.

The query, which covered 22 issues bordering on massive fraud at the bank, was sent to the governor on May 6 and the response, though expected back on May 8, was submitted to the President on May 21.

The query of the bank’s account, which its auditors, Ernst and Young, passed without officially signing, with only a comment that it complies with the CBN Act, covers issues such as investment of a huge amount of money in an Islamic bank in Malaysia without any guarantee of its generating returns.

Others are write-off of about N3.5 billion CBN staff housing loan and the donation of about one billion naira to a political party to open up offices across the country. This donation, which was given under the special access item in the account, is believed to be geared towards furthering Sanusi’s alleged political ambition in the 2015 general elections.

The query touched other issues such as refusal of the apex bank to consolidate in its account, the trillion debt owed by the Asset Management Company, AMCON, and the non-disclosure of the total liabilities through the bond floated by the company.

The governor was also asked to explain the discrepancies noted in the 2012 account regarding the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Company, a subsidiary of the apex bank.

Other issues include the controversial donations made to some higher institutions in the country. Investigations have shown that some of the donations were inflated in the bank’s books

For example, while the Bayero University Kano, BUK, was said to have collected N4billion, the school authorities claimed it got only N1billion.

The apex bank’s account became suspicious when the governor refused to submit it to the Financial Reporting Council, FRC, the body with the mandate to ascertain the compliance of companies with accounting standards, and the International Financial Reporting Standards, IFRS.

Rather than submitting it to the body, the governor requested for seven years’ grace for the CBN to comply with FRC stipulations.

The audit report of the account, which was submitted directly to the President, was later forwarded to the economic adviser to the President for his appraisal. The official okay the account and noted that it complied with the CBN Act.

However, unhappy with the economic adviser’s comment, Jonathan returned the report to him and drew his attention to the refusal of the auditor to sign the account.

An official of Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria, ICAN, told our reporter that an audit report is worthless when it does not carry the signature of the auditor.

This is not the first time the CBN account will be open to scrutiny but the bank has always hidden under its autonomy to stave off close inspection. The apex bank is on the first line charge and receives its appropriation directly from the federation account and exercises enormous financial autonomy.

In May, the public accounts committee of the House of Representatives also had cause to query several expenditure items amounting to N4.7 billion in the CBN accounts. This included the N2.8billion which the bank said it spent on the construction of its Port Harcourt branch.

The House in turn had worked with a report from the office of the auditor general of the federation which queried extravagant expenditure by the apex bank for which documents were not made available for verification.

Chairman of the House committee on public accounts, Solomon Olamilekan at a meeting with officials of the bank alleged that there were indications that due process was not followed in expenditure as no documents were provided.

Some of the transactions that the committee queried include the sums of N23 million and N50claimed to have been spent for the same purpose of renovating the governor’s official residence as well as N848 million spent on the purchase of a property from the National Planning Commission without any transaction agreement.

However, like many probes of public institutions by the National Assembly, the matter appears not to have been pursued.

The N4 billion donation to BUK questioned in the President’s query had not even been known to the public. What had irked many Nigerians, including federal lawmakers, was the donation earlier in the year of N100 million to victims of terrorism in Kano, Sanusi’s hometown.

The House of Representatives entertained a motion on misuse of public funds on the donation which degenerated into a rowdy session. Many members accused Sanusi or misuse of public funds.

Member from Yobe State, Goni Lawan, described Sanusi’s donation of N100 million to Kano State and another N25m gift to Madalla bomb blast victims as “an act of terrorism”, arguing that attacks in Yobe and Borno states did not attract the same monetary consolations from the CBN governor.

“When I first heard of the action of the CBN governor, I was surprised. I asked whether Yobe andBorno states were not parts of Nigeria, as these attacks took place there first,” Lawan said.

Attempts to get the apex bank to react our story were unsuccessful. Over a week ago, when our reporter contacted the corporate affairs director of the CBN, Ugochukwu Okoroafor, and confronted him with the various issues noted in the CBN 2012 audited account, he claimed ignorance of any presidential query to the governor.

“I don’t know what donation you are talking about. Was it done in cash? I’m not aware of the things you are saying. If you can provide me with this document that would help, because I haven’t seen it,” he said.

Okoroafor said he was out of town on an official assignment in Abia State and would not be back until last weekend.

A mail asking him to respond to specific allegations about a write-off of about N3.5 billion CBN staff housing loan, donation of about N1 billion to a political party to open up offices across the country as well as the donation of N4 billion to the Bayero University Kano, among others, has not been replied.

Also, reminder text messages to the CBN spokesman have been ignored

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MY VIEW…..

My sincere opinion on this allegation is that, why is it just coming up?

I see the allegation as a way to nab this man on what he exposed about the huge amount of money that got no proper record from the federal government.

Again, why is it that aviation minister becomes sacred cow on the allegation of bullet prove cars from the federal government?

However, I now believed the new I read few days ago about compulsory and immediate retirement plan for this man which is expected to happen soon.

For our country to grow, I suggest we move away from taking unnecessary revenge on public servants that are out there to deliver their best to the country. Even, if this man is guilty of the said allegation, it is coming at a very wrong time.

 

ALPHACARES…..

 

Appreciation

Appreciation they makes what is gOod to become the best, so people say. We appreciate your support for the year ended 2013 as you helped us promote our blog.
On behalf of my co-contributors, we say a big thank you and expect you to still stay with us in the new year 2014.
With you behind us, we gonna go places………
Thank you and God bless YOU.
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LATE DINNER

LATE DINNER: GOOD OR BAD FOR OUR HEALTH?

To many eating late at night is just as normal as delaying breakfast until mid-day, if eating breakfast at noon poses no or little threat to life, the case of eating late at night poses enough danger that will make one to avoid it.
With increase in the number of obese patients, we are beginning to hear more and more about the importance of avoiding eating late at night. Eating late at night is often blamed for obesity, though it can also contribute to fluctuations in your sleep cycle and changes in the number of times you need to use the bathroom during the night. If you must eat late, choose foods that are appropriate, such as those low in calories and rich in whole grains.

Here are three reasons to avoid eating late.

1. Weight Gain
One of the most important reasons why you should avoid eating late at night is due to the possible risk of weight gain associated with this habit. While many people are aware of the fact that eating late may contribute to weight gain, they are not always aware of how this can happen. Increases in your body weight during this period of time are caused primarily by changes in the rate at which your metabolism functions during sleeping versus waking hours. When you eat during the day, you are relatively active, and your metabolism is functioning rapidly. In contrast, during sleep, your metabolism has slowed quite a bit—and because of this, the food that you have recently eaten will be metabolized and digested at a much slower rate. This contributes to increases in body weight, and possible obesity. People who are trying to lose weight should avoid eating at least two hours before they go to bed.

2. Fluctuations in Sleep Cycle
Another important reason why you may want to avoid eating late is due to the effect it can have on your sleep cycle. Research has found that the digestive process can have serious implications on your sleep cycle, causing you to wake up more often, and have a harder time falling asleep in the first place.

3. Increased Urination and Excretion Needs
One last reason why you may want to avoid eating late at night is that doing so may increase the number of times that you need to get up to use the restroom during the night. Eating late at night will result in food being digested during your sleeping hours—and because of this; you may need to wake up to eliminate the waste products.

FOODS TO AVOID EATING LATE AT NIGHT
Greasy or fat-filled foods: Greasy, heavy, fatty foods not only make you feel sluggish the next morning, but they also make your stomach work overdrive to digest all that food. Stay away from things like fast food, nuts, ice cream, or super cheesy foods right before bed.

High-carb or sugary foods: A little bit of something sweet before bed may be just what you need to rest happy, but if you gobble a huge slice of chocolate cake, the spike in your blood-sugar levels could cause your energy levels to spike and plummet, disrupting your sleep in the process. Avoid cake, cookies as well as carby snacks like crackers or white bread.

Red meat and other proteins: Like fatty foods, eating red meats late at night will sit in your stomach and make it hard for you to fall asleep while you’re digesting (red meat may affect you the worst, but eating a large portion of chicken or pork would have the same effect as well).

Spicy foods: Spices may be a natural cure-all for a range of ailments, but when you’re craving something to eat late at night, step away from the hot sauce. Spicy, peppery foods may upset your stomach, and not only that, chemicals in spicy food can stimulate your senses, making it hard to fall asleep.

Big portions: Late-night snacking shouldn’t turn into a late-night meal. Keep the total amount of calories under 200 so you won’t have any problems going and staying asleep. You’ll also feel good knowing that you didn’t undo all your healthy eating habits of the day right before bedtime.

GOOD THINGS HERE MY READERS AND LOVERS OF LATE DINNER:
There’s no need to deny yourself a late-night snack if you’re feeling hungry, but you still have to think smart when it comes to eating late. Instead of just diving into the nearest, tastiest-looking item in your fridge, here are suggestions on what you can eat that will not have negative effects on your health.

You don’t have to avoid protein altogether, just make sure you go for lean and small portions, like a cup of yogurt.

Foods with high amounts of fiber, such as whole grains, these products take a long time to digest, and won’t need to be excreted for at least eight hours.

Warm tea or milk without other additives may actually help you fall asleep at night.

Consider taking fruits, vegetables or other products which are low in fat and calories.

Lovely readers and those that consider their health important, if you follow these simple theories, you good to be.

Your wellbeing is our major concern.

ALPHACARES

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THE AGONY OF LOVE

Image                                THE AGONY OF LOVE

“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love”……….Mother Teresa

….Love is a beautiful thing but with it comes pain.

 Isn’t it love that makes a woman conceive for months with pain?

What is it if not love, the labor a woman goes through, I know of so many situations where the mother life is at risk and the only thing she says is ‘please save my baby. She doesn’t mind giving up her own life for the yet to be known child; such is love of the mother to that unknown visitor. 

 The agony of love brings tears to my eyes……I sit and think why a girl would stick to an abusive relationship , why a wife wouldn’t leave after so much torture and beating, so much pain and hurt… Now I realize, they are in love and that has brought them agony, the agony is not the pain they experience, but that unseen force that makes them sticks….

But then shouldn’t there be pain in love?

Your answers serve and suit your relationship.

But I think there should be pain in love, because only with it commitment could be measured.

That would explain how deep the root of love is…..

But, let be fair in our love dealings……………

Love is life.

Contributed by;

Samat Abidemi

The Smiling Heart……………

 

DID YOU THANK ALLAH FOR YOUR SIGHT?

Did You Thank Allah for Your Eyesight?

A blind boy sat on the steps of a building with a hat by his feet. He held up a sign which said: “I am blind, please help.” There were only a few coins in the hat.

A man was walking by. He took a few coins from his pocket and dropped them into the hat. He then took the sign, turned it around, and wrote some words. He put the sign back so that everyone who walked by would see the new words.

Soon the hat began to fill up. More people were giving money to the blind boy. That afternoon the man who had changed the sign came to see how things were. The boy recognized his footsteps and asked, “Were you the one who changed my sign this morning? What did you write?”

The man said, “I only wrote the truth. I said what you said but in a different way.”

What he had written was: “Today is a beautiful day and I cannot see it.”

Do you think the first sign and the second sign were saying the same thing?

Of course both signs told people the boy was blind. But the first sign simply said the boy was blind. The second sign told people they were so lucky that they were not blind. Should we be surprised that the second sign was more effective?

“It is He, Who has created for you (the sense of) hearing (ears), sight (eyes), and hearts (understanding). Little thanks you give.” [surah Al-Mu’minun; 78]

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MY BEAUTIFUL LOVE STORY

Image                MY BEAUTIFUL LOVE STORY

A special world for you and me

A special bond one cannot see

It wraps us up in its cocoon

And holds us fiercely in its womb….

 

Its fingers spread like fine spun gold

Gently nestling us to the fold

Like silken thread it holds us fast

Bonds like this are meant to last.

 

And though at times a thread may break

A new one forms in its wake

To bind us closer and keep us strong

In a special world, where we belong…….

                                                           Sheelagh Lennon 

 

This reminds me of sharing my love story with you, hope you will find it interesting and also share yours.

My name is Vivian. I met this guy when I was in the high school and he was my senior, a year ahead of me. What made me notice him was because he had a bad habit of bullying other students. On a fateful day, he punished my friend for just smiling at him when he was passing by our class, what a school life? So after this incident I started noticing him.

 Later we were to participate in a debate in which he was to be the chief speaker and I was among his team, that was when we started talking to each other, and became best of friends. I hardly believed his attitude could be that calm, what a friendship!

 When he passed out of the high school he asked me out, not surprising though, but I declined, on the ground that I still had a long way to go(still in high school ). When I was done in the high school seeking admission, he came back to try his luck of which after much considerations and his persistence which lasted for almost 6 months, I agreed to become his girlfriend. This happened to be the least in my dream then.

Our love affair started on a very rosy ground because we spent real time to build it. It was really amazing and talks of the town among my friends, until my best friend Cynthia came in. She told him that I was no longer a virgin and that I had slept with most of our high school teachers and that gave me the passport to be the head girl then. This allegation brought a set back to our relationship but we were able to overcome it, because in our relationship abound bundle of trust.

 Our love I see the sweetest thing ever happen to me in this world. He is caring, understanding and loving. Whenever I remember him, it brings joy and happiness to my heart. I am of the opinion that being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

As I drop my pen to bring something nice to you next time, I will like you to enjoy the rest of your day by following the sweet lyrics of Taylor Swift in her beautiful song titled; WE WERE BOTH YOUNG WHEN I FIRST SAW YOU…..

We were both young when I first saw you.

I close my eyes and the flashback starts:

I’m standing there on a balcony in summer air.

 

See the lights; see the party, the ball gowns.

See you make your way through the crowd

And say, “Hello,”

Little did I know………

 

That you were Romeo, you were throwing pebbles,

And my daddy said, “Stay away from Juliet”

And I was crying on the staircase

Begging you, “Please don’t go”

And I said…

 

Romeo, take me somewhere we can be alone.

I’ll be waiting; all that’s left to do is run.

You’ll be the prince and I’ll be the princess,

It’s a love story, baby, just say, “Yes.”

 

So I sneak out to the garden to see you.

We keep quiet ’cause we’re dead if they knew

So close your eyes…escape this town for a little while.

Oh, oh.

 

‘Cause you were Romeo – I was a scarlet letter,

And my daddy said, “Stay away from Juliet.”

But you were everything to me,

I was begging you, “Please don’t go.”

And I said…

 

Romeo, take me somewhere we can be alone.

I’ll be waiting; all that’s left to do is run.

You’ll be the prince and I’ll be the princess.

It’s a love story, baby, just say, “Yes.”

 

Romeo, save me, they’re trying to tell me how to feel.

This love is difficult but it’s real.

Don’t be afraid, we’ll make it out of this mess.

It’s a love story, baby, just say, “Yes.”

 

Oh, oh.

 

I got tired of waiting

Wondering if you were ever coming around.

My faith in you was fading

When I met you on the outskirts of town.

And I said…

 

“Romeo, save me, I’ve been feeling so alone.

I keep waiting for you but you never come.

Is this in my head? I don’t know what to think.”

He knelt to the ground and pulled out a ring and said…

 

“Marry me, Juliet, you’ll never have to be alone.

I love you, and that’s all I really know.

I talked to your dad – go pick out a white dress

It’s a love story, baby, just say, “Yes.”

 

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh.

 

‘Cause we were both young when I first saw you.

 

Contributed by;

Olusinde Lateefat Tolulope

Kweenzy………

PHILOSOPHY OF NOTHING

Image           THE PHILOSOPHY OF NOTHING

“Nothing, Everything, Anything, Something: If you have nothing, then you have everything, because you have the freedom to do anything without the fear of losing something”….. Jarod Kintz

The word “NOTHING” is a combination of two words, “NO” and “THING”. “NO” is a word used to express the opposite of what is mentioned; an answer that show you do not agree with an idea or a statement. It can also mean not one; not any; together with the word “THING” to form NOTHING, it mean not anything , no single thing, something that is not at all important or interesting with no record or result. It can also mean a situation where no single thing exist; the state of not existing.

A Latin adage says; “ex nihilo, nihil fit”, meaning “out of nothing, nothing comes”. It is therefore believe that nothing comes from nothing. So, no one expects to get or achieve a result from anything or anyone that is described or referred to as nothing. It invariably means expecting something from nothing could be considered by many as being a waste of time and resources. It can be likened to expecting a rock or stone to speak or call your name

When you hear that, there is ability in every disability. It doesn’t only mean that the letters that formed the word “ABILITY” are also contained in the word “DISABILITY”. It goes beyond that. It means that no matter how deformed or disable anyone can be, within that person lies some ability to achieve some feat or perform some acts in that state. From this point of view, we need to look at the word “nothing” critically and see if there can be something from every nothing.

Declaring anything as nothing depends on many factors. Include experience, sense of judgment, educational background and our orientation about life and things. Many have been jailed, some are in court right now for doing thing they describe as nothing. Many couples are divorced today for thing seen as nothing. Many things once described as nothing have become something in our world today. Anyone who is not into mineral exploration might see gold in its raw forms and described it as nothing. It takes the expertise of someone else to describe the raw gold as something. The same is true of many area of life.

It is therefore true that my definition of nothing is dependent on my experience, sense of judgment, educational background and orientation about life and things. Time has proven that many things the old scientist described as nothing or worthless have become something. It means they described those things as nothing based on their limited knowledge and sense of judgment. You can also describe something as nothing when it is not in your field of endeavor. And when somebody who it falls within the scope of his field appears, your eyes will open to see the something in the nothing and your perception will change about that things.

Anyone can just look at you and after evaluation; conclude that nothing good can come out of you. But that is just his/her opinion about you. Someone else can just meet you and sees untapped potential all over you. The truth is that you may not be good enough for everything, but you are good enough for something else. It also takes discovering minds to see beyond the outward appearance of things. Many judge from the surface and can conclude that they see nothing. Their judgment, therefore may failed to give accurate assessment on what they saw.

It is said that when purpose is not known, abuse is inevitable. It is therefore true that when people don’t know the purpose of something they can describe it as nothing, treat it as nothing and getting nothing from it. We have described many things as nothing because we could not define them, don’t know their purpose and didn’t use them to achieve any feat. But, the truth is that everything exists for a purpose and it is only when we don’t know the purpose that we considered it to be nothing. It is therefore true that in every “nothing” there is something worthwhile within or with which it can be used for or to achieve.

Nigeria almost 6months Academic Staff Union of University strike was nothing to many people because they were never affected either directly or indirectly. But, to a woman who sells ordinary sachet water on campus or a young guy who sells recharge cards including transport operators within university premises, prospective students felt the impact not to talk of those who were on session when the strike commenced knew it was something.

Nothing is not just “nothing”. It is nothing because its purpose is not known. It is nothing because we have not looked beyond the surface to unveil the something in nothing. It is nothing because we have no knowledge or have limited knowledge about what was meant, can be used for or the qualities it has internally. Gold is nothing in its crude form to an ignorant scavenger or an ordinary man on the street. So can something be seen as nothing that lacks knowledge of its purpose!!!

It is believed that in every nothing, there is something of good value. Don’t be a servant or broadcaster of nothing because there are possibilities in impossibility. Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.

Be optimistic……….

ALPHACARES……….

THE TRAILBLAZER

Image                          THE TRAILBLAZER

Hmmmmm! It is quite challenging writing on this, I have kept to myself for a very long period of time that I won’t write on it, but the spirit wouldn’t let it be. Well, I just wish to share my view on the states of things in the state of Osun. My fear is, if I should write and make it public, I hope people won’t say I am praising the number one OMOLUABI of the state of the virtue.

Notwithstanding, I will like to write on one of numerous things I have observed and information gathered from the people residing in the state, especially the state capital; Osogbo, where I used to be when I have opportunity of visiting the state. But I have been consistent in my trips to Osogbo for the past three months now; I may have enough to say on that one issue.

When the train began in 2010, it seems it is going to be as difficult as for the horse to pass through the hole of the needle for the administration to transform the state to what he promised during his election campaign. I was in the state then, I was one of those that really elated at hearing the declaration from Ibadan where the judgment was delivered after about 42 months of trial. But I have to resume to school not far after he began the struggle of transformation.

It is no more news that the state is the leading state in combating unemployment among the youths in Nigeria which some states have also emulated not leaving out the Federal government creating a replica of the scheme almost two years after. I am not so interested in going through many projects embarked upon by this administration.

Well, my area of concern today is on the road project tagged; ONA BABA ONA. This among many other projects earned the man enormous respect among the past Governors and Administrators of the State of Osun. The ROADS!!! The man has executed and done with some township roads across the state while some are still ongoing. These roads to say the fact are amazing.

I couldn’t believe it when I got home and the OKADA man that usually charged me the sum ranging between #80-#60 from KolaBalogun junction to Fiwasaye where I resides deducted just #30 as the transport fare. This was not just so, not because the man was that nice, but due to new condition of the road leading to my area. May I say kudos to this OMOLUABI, but if I fail to say that, I believe he is only fulfilling his promises which may actually not need to be praise for. But Yoruba people says; “KU ISE LO N MUN ORI ISE YA”, well-done sir.

My major concern now is on the major road projects going on in the state, the likes of Gbongan Junction to Akoda, the much awaiting new Ring road which when completed will give free access to some places and reduce heavy traffic in the main city of the state capital and also links people directly to various parts of the state as the road completely encircle the state capital.

Now to the much talked about road project in the state, the Osogb-Okuku-Kwara boundary road, this is the major road I wish to call the attention of the Government to, I have seen the level of progress on the aforementioned roads which were awarded after this road, but to my surprise, the level of performance on this road is worrisome.

I can really write much on this road because, anytime I am chanced to be in Osogbo I always ply the road and more often in public shuttle popularly known as KOROPE. On this bus, I heard a lot from people residing in the state capital on the level of work done on the road so far.

Yes, it is now worrisome to some why the work pace is that slow; some people are of the opinion that the road is being delayed for political reason while some are afraid of the project not reaching completion as soon as they hoped for. This road become issue of discussion to people is one of the major roads linking the state capital to other parts of the state and the north central part of the country.

More still, as the work pace remains as it is, the daily activities carried out along this road are not spared of disturbance. What do you want to talk about here, the dust or the heavy traffic jam on daily basis? I can’t imagine spending almost 30minutes from Ayetoro to Ota-Efun which naturally should be like 10minutes or less. This calls for urgent attention.

I hope this will get to some people that can reach those directly or indirectly connected to this project to please speed up the level at which the work is being done on the road. It is certain that there must be certain inconveniences while this type of project is carried out. But am sure, at the completion of this project, the economy of the state will really change for good.

As I remain optimistic that the project will be hastened, I hope the residents of the state will continue to endure the situation until it becomes the best we desire as Yoruba adage says; “Tita riro ni an kola, to ba jinna tan a doge”.

OSUN ADARA……..

ALPHACARES……….

THE TRUTH…….

MY HIJAB, MY PRIDE I probably do not fit into the preconceived notion of a “rebel”. I have no visible tattoos and minimal piercing. I do not possess a leather jacket. In fact, when most people look at me, their first thought usually is something along the lines of “oppressed female.” The brave individuals who have mustered the courage to ask me about the way I dress usually have questions like: “Do your parents make you wear that?” or “Don’t you find that really unfair?”
A while back, a student of Kadara Junior Grammar School Ebute Meta Lagos was flogged by the Principal, Mrs. E.C Ukpaka for dressing like I do. It seems strange that a little piece of cloth would make for such controversy. Perhaps the fear is that I am harboring a gun underneath it! Of course, the issue at hand is more than a mere piece of cloth. I am a Muslim woman who, like millions of other Muslim women across the globe, chooses to wear the hijab. And the concept of the hijab, contrary to popular opinion, is actually one of the most fundamental aspects of female empowerment.
When I cover myself, I make it virtually impossible for people to judge me according to the way I look. I cannot be categorized because of my attractiveness or lack thereof.
Compare this to life in today’s society: We are constantly sizing one another up on the basis of our clothing, jewelry, hair and makeup. What kind of depth can there be in a world like this? Yes, I have a body, a physical manifestation upon this Earth. But it is the vessel of an intelligent mind and a strong spirit. It is not for the beholder to leer at or to use in advertisements to sell everything from beer to cars!
Because of the superficiality of the world in which we live, external appearances are so stressed that the value of the individual counts for almost nothing. It is a myth that women in today’s society are liberated! What kind of freedom can there be when a woman cannot walk down the street without every aspect of her physical self being “checked out”?
When I wear the hijab I feel safe from all of this. I can be rest assured that no one is looking at me and making assumptions about my character from the length of my skirt. There is a barrier between me and those who would exploit me. I am first and foremost a human being, equal to any man, and not vulnerable because of my sexuality.
Look at any advertisement. Is a woman being used to sell the product? How old is she? How attractive is she? What is she wearing? More often than not, that woman will be no older than her early 20s, taller, slimmer and more attractive than average, dressed in skimpy clothing. Why do we allow ourselves to be manipulated like this?
Whether the 90s woman wishes to believe it or not, she is being forced into a mold. She is being coerced into selling herself, into compromising herself. This is why we have 13-year-old girls sticking their fingers down their throats and overweight adolescents hanging themselves.
When people ask me if I feel oppressed, I can honestly say no. I made this decision out of my own free will. I like the fact that I am taking control of the way other people perceive me. I enjoy the fact that I don’t give anyone anything to look at and that I have released myself from the bondage of the swinging pendulum of the fashion industry and other institutions that exploit females.
My body is my own business. Nobody can tell me how I should look or whether or not I am beautiful. I know that there is more to me than that. I am also able to say “no” comfortably then people ask me if I feel as though my sexuality is being repressed. I have taken control of my sexuality. I am thankful I will never have to suffer the fate of trying to lose/gain weight or trying to find the exact lipstick shade that will go with my skin color. I have made choices about what my priorities are and these are not among them.
So next time you see me, don’t look at me sympathetically. I am not under duress or a male-worshipping female captive from those barbarous Arabic deserts! I’ve been liberated.

ALPHA CARES

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TRIAGE TO SUCCEED

It’s almost like being intoxicated with acceptance that holds us within our routines. But we have the control and the ability to break free and make progress to a new and better life.

It starts with a new mission. No more excuses, no more complacency, no more sitting idle as life passes you by. It starts with standing up, throwing your shoulders back and taking a leap of faith to change your world.

Your success in life is certain but the ability to elicit the potentials is what many lacks. In your routine life activities, you throw lots of excuses for not doing something or series of blame on somebody for what you did wrong. One would wondered why this has been the setback factor for majority of people, it was found that it is majorly due to misplaced priority.

Triage in the medical world is prioritization of patients for medical treatment according to the degree of severity of the ailment for effective result. In this context, triage is your ability to recognize, evaluate and provide immediate solution to your laxity to success.

For you to succeed, you need to prioritize your needs by;

  1. Boosting your confidence
  2. Developing focus
  3. Walk your talk: develop direction

CONFIDENCE

The first killer of your aspirations is lack of confidence. Imperfections are part of life, but confidence restores your moral to do better. When you only think about what you want, forgetting what you have, your mind creates explanations for why you aren’t getting it. This creates negative thoughts, in this state, you tend to make a bad impression, assume the worst about others, and lose self-confidence.

The way to get out of this thought pattern is to focus on gratitude. Set aside time to focus on everything positive in your life. Make a mental list of your strengths, past successes, and current advantages. Many tend to take their strengths for granted and dwell on their failures. By making an effort to feel grateful, you’ll realize how competent and successful you already are. This will rejuvenate your confidence and get you motivated to build on your current success. When you truly believe that you deserve success, your mind will generate ways to achieve it.

FOCUS

Most people seem to have an innate fear of failure, but failure is really our best friend. People who succeed also fail a great deal because they make a lot of attempts. Those who have the most successes also have the most failures. There is nothing wrong or shameful in failing. The only regret lies in never making the attempt. So, don’t be afraid to experiment in your attempts to increase productivity. Sometimes the quickest way to find out if something will work is to jump right in and do it.

If you’re caught up in fear based thinking, the first step is focusing that energy on a well-defined goal. By defining a goal, you automatically define a set of actions. If you have a fear of poverty, create a plan to increase your income. It could be going back to school, obtaining a higher paying job, or developing a profitable website. The key is moving from an intangible desire to concrete, measurable steps.

By focusing your mind on a positive goal instead of an ambiguous fear, you put your brain to work. It instantly begins devising a plan for success. Instead of worrying about the future you start to do something about it. When you know what, you want, you become focused to take action.

WALK YOUR TALK: DEVELOP DIRECTION

If focus means having an ultimate goal, direction is having a day-to-day strategy to achieve it. A lack of direction kills motivation because without an obvious next action we succumb to procrastination. An example of this is a person who wants to have a popular blog, but who spends more time reading posts about blogging than actually writing articles.

Realize that nothing is free if it costs you time. Before you sign up for any new free service or subscription, ask how much it will cost you in terms of time. Every activity has an opportunity cost. Ask, “Is this activity worth what I am sacrificing for it?”

Remember that failure is your friend. So, if a certain decision you’ve made in the past is no longer producing results that serve you, then be ruthless and dump it, so you can move onto something better. There is no honour in dedicating your life to the pursuit of a goal which no longer inspires you.

The key to finding direction is identifying the activities that lead to success. For every goal, there are activities that pay off and those that don’t. Make a list of all your activities and arrange them based on results. Then make a make an action plan that focuses on the activities that lead to big returns.

Keeping track of your most important tasks will direct your energy towards success. Without a constant reminder, it’s easy to waste entire days on filler activities like reading RSS feeds, email, and random web surfing.

Get rid of everything that wastes your time. Use the trash can liberally. Apply the rule, “When in doubt, throw it out.”

 

AlphaCares.

HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT CARROT?

Carrot, a root vegetable, can be as small as two inches or as long as three feet, ranging in diameter from one-half of an inch to over two inches.

Carrots are perhaps best known for their rich supply of the antioxidant nutrient, that was actually named for them, beta-carotene.

However, carrots are the source of not only beta carotene, but also of a wide variety of other health supporting nutrients.

Antioxidant benefits such as cardiovascular and anti-cancer benefits are the best researched areas of health, with respect to dietary intake of carrots.

Vitamin A, which is known to boost good eyes, can also be found in carrot. So add carrots to your menu by simply blending them into fruit juice or eat it and experience it’s crunchy texture.

Health Effects
The research continues to grow regarding the knowledge of antioxidants as healthful components of food.
Oxidation, or the loss of an electron, can sometimes produce reactive substances known as free radicals that can cause oxidative stress or damage to the cells.

Antioxidants, by their very nature, are capable of stabilizing free radicals before they can react and cause harm, in much the same way that a buffer stabilizes an acid to maintain a normal pH.

Because oxidation is a naturally occurring process within the body, a balance with antioxidants must exist to maintain health.

AlphaCares…….

THE PRODUCTIVE NATION

The growth of every nation depends solely on the products of that nation. The products which can be materials or man power, a nation with poor managerial skills cannot maintain the proper growth of her citizens.
The fact that our nation political landscape is sloppy should not deter the concerned citizens from sharing their views on how our products can be well managed.
The country is blessed with most talented individuals in their various fields of chosen professions. Which profession do you which to argue on that this country will not be able to boast of many leading figures, but I only which to talk about the medical profession today.
I was priviledged to attend a conference organized in my school sometime last year where they discuss “the brain drain syndrome”. This topic, I believed is beyond medical profession as every other professional seek better pay outside Nigeria.
The aim of the discussion was to look into reasons why medical doctors leave the country after been certified. In the year 2010, it was estimated that over 5,000 Nigeria- trained medical doctors practiced in United State. I am sure that number must have multiplied today.
The country produce doctors every year but how many are willing to stay in this country. I guess on 35-40% if still remain in medical profession will prefer Nigeria to other developed countries. The best among Nigeria doctors do not stay in this country due to poor payment and poor working condition.
It pained me so badly and made me to think what the future of medical profession will be in this country, I was fortunate to be in class when my lecturer talked about a Professor and Consultant Neuro-Pathology passed away in the institution where had committed his whole life due ill equipped state of our hospitals.
This is just little piece among many things happening in the health sector.
I hope this country will wake up and address these managerial challenges.

Feelings of FIRST LOVE, why it is hard to let Go… The concluding part.

Lost in thought

Reminiscing through those days

How beautiful it was

Love is wonderful

If time could be reversed

Would I deny this feeling?

If life would give another chance

So hard it is to let go

We seem perfect

But why are things not fitting in?

Life is strange

My20131228123041_letting-go-is-hard heart found its home

But the home hasn’t found its heart

The love was sincere

Perhaps its a reason that makes it hard to forget

I miss those moments

Ooh no!

I want those moments again

What a shame!

Our worlds are so apart

Am too sad to rise

Too sick to fight

And you

You, my darling

Is too proud to lose

I would cry

From my eyes

Would be downpour

Erosion

Flood

All for the one I love.

Smiling Heart…

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Hmmmmm! It is quite challenging writing on this, I have kept to myself for a very long period of time that I won’t write on it, but the spirit wouldn’t let it be. Well, I just wish to share my view on the states of things in the state of Osun. My fear is, if I should write and make it public, I hope people won’t say I am praising the number one OMOLUABI of the state of the virtue.

Notwithstanding, I will like to write on one of numerous things I have observed and information gathered from the people residing in the state, especially the state capital; Osogbo, where I used to be when I have opportunity of visiting the state. But I have been consistent in my trips to Osogbo for the past three…

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