DEMOCRACY FOR ALL III

COPARALS
A hausa proverbs says ” Na gaba ya yi gaba na baya kuma sai labari”
Nigeria is Nigeria: Nigeria can’t be any other country and moving foreward is what we are on and posutive change is inevitable.
To move foreward, we must not do only what is best known as a form of normatively government lije sharing of fertilizer, visiting IDP’s camps, sharing food against stomach Infrastructure(that is good in itself) but additionally, we ought to know and do what is best relative to circumstances and what will succeed us in any given conditions like building the youths for the future, creating more infrastructures and more entrepreneurs and whatever the society can benefit directly or indirectly.
” Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime and when there is middle class, and the poor greatly exceed in number, troubles arise, and the state soon comes to an end”
– Aristotle
To be one day be among singapore and germany, we must not verge ourselves on the dependance of creating three million jobs (that may crumble the economy) but we should see the vision in creating more entrepreneurs and the middle class that both the economy and the citizens benefit.
We must put the proper institutions (APDPC) in Government with Right processed not with unimaginable visions like manufacturing planes when we can’t repair trains-that which can endure to the end.
We need government in the basics but the rest is left of us like- the government is to look after the common good of the citizens like: Regulating and controlling the flow of security, infrastructure, edication, power, health, support, law and order, upholding the sanctity of contracts, currencies, pairing taxes, controlling and containing external aggressions-diplomacy and international relations.
Each strife for change and improvement, was greatly influenced by the socio-economic milieu within which we lived and reflected and what we think is recompetition
Democracy changes and there are glowing shifts in the changes we seek everytime we compare.
We think America isn’t corrupt? Let’s look into history… Had it been corruption was curtailed years ago, there couldn’t have been one not surprising, curtailling corruption in Kiri Kiri will not make sense like before was only temporal… The Bible teaches seek not the temporal… Is one thing to note in a literal way and is another that common sense seeks understanding and prevails over demonised saints.. Thus in the words of H. T. Green, “Will, not force, is the basis of the state”.
Over the millenia, political change and social transformation in the form of revolutions have radically altered the course of human civilization and history. Change is more pronounced than the situation of the ground. At a certain stage of development, healthy opposition is wanted for the growth of democracy.
Heater stated that there are five basic elements without which no community can call itself truely democratic. These elements are equality, sovereignty of the people, respect for human life, the rule of law, and liberty of the individual.
What makes such changes necessary or even inevitable and how it will be given when we give our opportunities to the people that rant change has been a question of concern and discussion among group and people. It is important to start by noting that change can either be positive or nagative.. Let’s be true to ourselves…
Your vote counts!
We don’t need two or more but one man, one vote!
Vote fir the good of Nigeria!
Vote in the future of Nigeria!
Long live the Federal Republic Of Nigeria!

-Anselm Nuno Zirra
Anselmmw@gmail.com
Social Commentator.

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DEMOCRACY FOR ALL II

*DEMOCRACY AND WOMEN
“THE EYE SEES WHAT IT CHOOSES TO SEE”
Most contemporary socities are male dominated- and women are at the receiving end of every abuse, injustice and humiliation simply because they are not men-they are women.
Usually, the practices which permit these abuses are seen as part of the customs and traditions of the people which are assumed to be beneficial to all-making them the disadvantaged people in the world.
The exclusion of women from leadership positions has robbed mankind of their unique potential for governance.
Women especially, house wives as commonly called even though some are, even when restricted have access to sources of power which should not be as seen in the developed nations.
When we deny women public roles, we deny the younger generations the change needed.
Some of the acts on women have persisted and are widespread because they are sanctioned by cultural norms and because women are often unwilling or unable to seek redress. When we refuse to empower women, we dis-socialize the future generation. The Beijing platform for action is commendably comprehensive and rightly recognises that the process of women empowerment requires the cooperation and participation in Governments and international societies at large. There is always a need for women to organise, propagandise, sensitize and network for the cause of women empowerment.
In the long run, the future of every nation depends on how well women will be able to organise and then be politically educated and encouraged to take active part in the political process, as party members and leaders and as votets and as candidates for elected offices.
The distabalisation of women to take charge of some offices is actually the perception of the society on the female persons-,and, that needs to stop- Not giving them the cahnce to strife gives a low chance for the reserved meriments and knowledge to perish and that must stop. Give the Nigerian woman a chance.
One Nigeria for greater together!
Foreword Nigeria!
-Anselm Nuno Zirra
Sociak Commentator
Anselmmw@gmail.com

DEMOCRACY FOR ALL I

“Every thinker, even the most abstract, is deeply influenced by the circumstances of his day”
-Plamenatz

*THE OPPOSITION
Democracy as Government of,by and for the people is virtually about POPULAR Participation in deciding which Party, group(s) and programmes influence the Government.
Over the years our Political Parties, platforms and the opposition have Really not helped the matters arising in this nation.
There can be no democracy felt meaningfully without a properly functioning opposition platform- the more vigorous and healthy they are, the better assured is the health of the democratic process itself.
Opposition describe the extent if every body’s participation in the build up of democracy. Thus, democracy cannot be conceived in theory or created in practice without the creation, recognition, encouragement and expansion of the opportunities for partocipation.
How welk have they helped matters in the affairs of this nation? Hoe well do they intend to help? Is it all the way different from whag we see today? We need a debate an unedited one to know which side to lean on… Attacking and countering attack is Democracy and that means and speaks well on how far we are ready to go… I came to know this late enough but it isn’t too late that for every attack, there is a defence and for every defence, there is a counter attack.. We need the Opposition to value democracy.
Foreword Nigeria!
-Anselm Nuno Zirra
Social Commentator
Anselmmw@gmail.com

APDPC!

What’s the implication of today on the future? Bad or Good Democracy?Some liberal saying over the Air:
*”All corrupt people will be sent to kirikiri”
-General Buhari(APC flagbearer)
*”Change doesn’t come in nickels and dimes. It comes in dedication and sweat”
– Toni Sorenso
What’s the implication and weight of such terms?
*”We must understand the difference between sentiments and reality’
-Aliyu Babangida(Governor Niger State)
*”Any Country that does not obey the rule of law is a jungle”
-President Goodluck Jonathan (Nigerian President)
The future of Nigeria’s Democracy is young and should not be destroyed.. Democracy destroyed, is the young generations displaced…Foreward Nigeria!

2015: Nigeria and Beyond!

A compilation of eased commentary with speciality on the Nations, Dec 16,2014′ commentary!
As a nation, we are at the point again when we try to hope, when the elections loom both as an opportunity for improvement, or as a juncture for renewal.
Primaries have been held across the nation of which we know there must be loosers and issues of injustice and impossition.. That not withstanding, court cases however hang over a few; and bad blood simmers over some that have been indubitably concluded. Healing within the parties may be the next step in those areas where the outcomes have left some contestants bruised. Victories of whatever type are no tea parties but also in the nation at large. The president as leader of the nation embodies the soul of the people. Hence, whether the gubernotorial candidates or the senatorial picks are consequential power.
Democracy begins with the rhetoric of the contestants and their associates. Foul words and phrases of incitement must give way to civility. In a hetregenous temper like Nigeria, all candidates should steer clear of language that emphasise why we are apart and focus on those ideals that cement our sense of community. Appeal to tribal sentiments in such a way that it rallies a people on the basis of primordial fealty only helps to rev up hate and distrust among people.
Regional jingoists only hark back to a period of bloodshed and fear in this country. The other matter of concern is religion. If we are a multi-religious country, it only calls for toleration. All the faiths call for moderation and accomodation. It is not religion that brings us together but its vakues emphasise community. That is why religion should help coexistence rather than division.
What the rhetoric should focus on in the next few weeks should be the myriad problems confronting the nation today. In the northeast, swathes of communities lie prostrate under the will of pious extremism in the name of Boko Haram. We want ideas on how that will stop. Thousands of Nigerians have been killed and many more displaced since the insurgency careened out of our control over three years ago. A nation with a vibrant population and relatively robust oil wealth should not leave its fighting men without kit and unfit for battle.
The task before us is therefore grave, and it will be a disservice to Nigeria if the candidates and parties veer out of the right issues and duel on the pettifogging matters of tribes, faith and region. The ordinary Nigerian has suffered enough. It is high time we took governance seriously, and it must begin with the candidates playing the true role of statesmen.
If not GEJ, is definitely GMB but we are at the end of it all. If the former wins and does no good am to be blamed because I should have campaigned for the latter or vice versa. The interest of this nation as the watcher pa OBJ said is the most important.
Long Live the Federal Republic Of Nigeria!
God bless Nigeria!
One man, one vote!
Foreward Nigeria!

-Anselm Nuno Zirra
Social Commentator
Anselmmw@gmail.com
01.01pm 09.01.2015

President Jonathan and General Buhari hold the fate of Nigeria in their hands in 2015.,. It begins with a responsible campaign based on issues. The task before us is grave… It will be disservice to Nigeria if the candidates and parties veer out of the right issues and duel on the pettifogging matters of tribe,faith and region. The ordinary Nigerian has suffered enough. It is high time we took governance seriously.. Our campaigns should be effective because we are always at the receiving end!

GEJ & GMB

What will they do differently if elected? How will they bring looters to justice? Goodluck has failed! Buhari has failed waouf! Both if given the chance, will give the change… But will it be the change needed? Where the change needed will come should be of great concern to the nationalist of this nation.. Check out on this site sometimes next week on a thesis on 2015 and beyond…

Richard Branson

Editor’s Note: Entrepreneur Richard Branson regularly
shares his business experience and advice with
readers. Ask him a question and your query might be
the inspiration for a future column.
Q: Are there any quick ways to succeed in business
without spending a huge amount of money on
marketing? — Geraldo Kandonga Fillipus, Geraldo
Financial Solutions, Namibia
Unfortunately there’s no shortcut or magic recipe to
success — or if there is, I haven’t found it yet.
Creating a successful and profitable business takes
time, since you build your reputation as customers
learn to trust and rely on you, one by one.
Also, there’s no guarantee that spending a huge
amount of money on marketing will slingshot your
business forward. If you spend your time looking for
shortcuts, you will find one — right out of business.
While there are no set rules for succeeding in
business, over my 40 years as an entrepreneur I have
embraced some rough guidelines that can be very
helpful:
1. CREATE A USEFUL PRODUCT OR SERVICE
Above all else, you should not go into business purely
for financial reasons. Running a company involves
long hours and hard decisions; if you don’t have a
better reason than money to keep going, your
business will more than likely fail, as many new
businesses do.
So it’s important to create something of use that is
going to benefit society as a whole. If you do
something you truly care about, you will be in a much
better position to find customers, connect with them,
and keep them coming back.
Once you have decided on the type of product or
service that interests you, focus on how to do things
differently from the competition: Do your research,
find a gap or an area ripe for innovation, and position
your business in a way that sets it apart.
2. SIMPLIFY YOUR MESSAGE
Customers don’t just shop for a brand and its
products, but also identify with its core values. Ask
yourself, why did I start my business? Be honest —
this will help you establish an authentic value and
voice. Then distill your message into something
simple.
At Virgin, we stand for great customer service, good
value and innovative alternatives to our competitors’
offerings. Most importantly, we view business as a
force for good. Knowing who we are and what we
stand for ensures that we don’t waste time or money
on messaging that doesn’t represent us or resonate
with our customers.
3. MARKET YOURSELF
Marketing is a powerful tool, but it doesn’t have to be
expensive. My mentor, Sir Freddie Laker, a man who
had started a company to challenge British Airways
on their home turf, gave me some invaluable advice
when I was starting up Virgin Atlantic Airways.
Knowing that we couldn’t match the more established
airlines in terms of marketing budget, he encouraged
me to drive the publicity myself: “Use yourself. Make a
fool of yourself. Otherwise you won’t survive.”
I took his advice and I’ve been thinking up fun ways
to stand out from the crowd and draw the media’s
attention to our company ever since, from breaking
world records to pulling pranks.
While I’ve always been interested in sports and
physical challenges, that might not be the route for
you. Find your tone, know your brand, do things your
own way, and create waves. The free advertising will
follow.
4. EMBRACE SOCIAL MEDIA
Tools like Twitter and Facebook are wonderful ways
to get your message out to a wide audience. Social
media is not only more cost-efficient than advertising,
but it also offers great opportunities for innovative
engagement with your customers. Use it to your
advantage.
Remember that there is a difference between selling
and marketing. In my experience, selling a product
through social media doesn’t work — it’s better to
simply communicate with your customers in an
authentic way and have fun. As you build an online
profile that people can identify with and trust, you’ll
find that they will soon become customers.
The feedback you receive on social media can be
invaluable, especially when your business is just
starting out. Listen to your customers’ comments
about your company’s offerings to gain an
understanding of what you are doing right and wrong.
You can also use this feedback to sharpen your social
campaigns and measure the effectiveness of your
calls to action.
5. KEEP ON ENJOYING WHAT YOU DO
If you genuinely love and believe in what you do,
others will take notice and share your enthusiasm.
Geraldo, in your case, this might prompt people to
take out a loan with your company instead of another
provider, or encourage them to recommend your
company to a friend.
If you find your interest flagging, it’s time to make a
change — switch from operations to management,
move on, expand into new territories, anything that
interests you. To find success, you need to be fully
committed or your work will show it.
Good luck!

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Oil and gas

Managing oil, gas, and minerals Africa’s natural resources belong to its people—today and in the future. How, then, can countries ensure that extracting those resources benefits more than a few? By managing everything that’s involved—well, fairly, and openly. Africa is the least explored continent, but many African countries are endowed with abundant oil, gas, and mineral resources and have economies that depend heavily on their extraction and exports. The extractive industry in many of these countries is highly concentrated on extraction upstream, so the exports are also limited to the raw primary product, not semi-processed or processed versions. The upstream part of the value chain is often in an enclave with few links to the rest of the economy. Similarly, the concentration on unprocessed products misses opportunities to develop links with the economy to increase incomes and employment. Moreover, the exports of raw commodities can expose a country to volatile prices and thus volatile revenues. All this, coupled with the fact that extractive resources tend to be exhaustible and nonrenewable, makes sustainable development particularly challenging for countries highly dependent on them. The goal must be to manage natural resource endowments to develop the rest of the economy—and to avoid concentrating wealth in the hands of a few, spending for current consumption rather than investing in the future, allowing the exchange rate to become overvalued to discourage other exports, and creating environmental nightmares. It must also be to avoid the curse of relying on highly volatile commodity export prices and public revenues. The first steps to good management are getting better at geological surveys in order to know what the country has and getting better at negotiating with foreign companies to ensure fair deals. Three instruments dominate in deriving revenues from extractive industries: taxes on profits, royalties per unit of production, and equity stakes in a joint-venture subsidiary. Taxes on profits depend on keeping a close eye on revenues, costs, and transfer prices. Royalties depend on tracking the units of production. And a minority stake in a joint venture can depend on overall profitability and the dividend policy of the extractive firm. Each instrument has pluses and minuses, and each demands considerable accounting and auditing capabilities.

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