MUAALAG pledges to cleaner environment; to celebrate ‘highway managers’ in end of year activities.

 

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The Lagos State chapter of the Madonna University Alumni Association MUAALAG has restated its commitment to a cleaner Lagos as it is poised to extend its gratitude to the men and women who work hard to make Lagos cleaner and often go unappreciated.

This much was made known by President of the association, Ogho Emore who spoke to journalists at MUAALAG’s sports’ Day held in Lagos recently. He stated that as part of its end-of-the-year activities, MUAALAG has set aside a day where it would fete the highway managers and sweepers of roads in the Lagos Metropolis. He communicated that a paradigm shift was necessary to achieve environmental sustainability. As a result, individuals and organisations would be required to play an active part in ensuring that the streets of Lagos are kept clean. He emphasized further that MUAALAG is looking to play a key role in shifting the needle towards a positive outcome. Mr Emore lauded Sterling Bank’s efforts at creating a cleaner environment through its STEM initiative and stated that more organizations are to toe this line.
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Spokesman for the association Chinedum Ucheoma used the opportunity to shed more light on the end of year activities of the association. He informed journalists that the day would begin with the CSR initiative during which the various clusters that make up the association would give out food items to highway managers that fall within their locations. The highlight of the day would be the Grand Ball/Gala Night during which the association will be recognising Alumnus who have distinguished themselves in their service to the Alumni, those who have excelled in their vocation and those who have impacted positively in their various communities. Both events are slated to hold on December 2nd 2017.

Companies who have partnered with the association for the event include Nigeria’s first online laundry mart, Instant pickup, Mobile software producing giants, Evolve Cosmos Allied Services (ECAS), Leading consulting firm, Kotivu.ng amongst others. It will be recalled that the first edition of the Gala Night was held in 2015 at the Best Western Hotel Victoria Island Lagos.

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THAT LONG NIGHT…

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I was lost in thoughts, could not sleep, wondering and thinking about life and what it had in store for me. I tried so hard to sleep but my thoughts got the better of me. I was there stuck, staring at the ceiling, lost in my own world. I could hear the sound of every creature that night; it was the longest night ever, I did not think it was going to end.

I needed the world to stop for a second; I needed my questions to be answered. Why do I have to remain strong, what is the point, why, what is the need? So many questions, but no answers.

I felt so shattered, like my world was crumbling in bits, I was not sure if I was depressed or just unhappy, I wasn’t sure if I needed to talk to anyone or keep hurting inside. The whole world suddenly seemed wrong to me. I thought I was going crazy, it all played out in my head.

I did not feel like doing anything for a long time, I just wanted things to be right but it did not seem that way. It was a really long night, I thought about everything. I thought to myself, was it a crime to be happy? Was I just unlucky? I wasn’t sure of anything at all.

That night, I cried and soaked my pillow so much you would have thought it was a flood. I finally closed my eyes but in less than five minutes my alarm brought me back to my senses as I had to prepare for work.

I don’t want to seem ungrateful, but fighting with these thoughts and feelings is like the hardest thing to do. I am tired of being strong, I might just give up after all, don’t know how long I will remain sane.

Diary of a Confused Being.

Everybody had a ‘past’… By YOSLYDE

 

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Everybody had a ‘past’…

That’s a popular and I can’t agree more, but there are ‘past’ and there are ugly past. Do we still call them all past?

Your past may be stealing a cube of sugar at home and my past may be that I once participated is a gang-bang (only that I didn’t).

So I’m here having sleepless nights over the thought of me being the worst being on earth, due to the kinda life I’ve lived and another being is just some blocks away, snoring so loudly and she’s brought a guy close to committing suicide after she broke his heart.

The next time I hear the phrase “everyone has a past”, I may just be tempted to lose it.

 

…REGARD FOR OTHERS

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One thing I have learnt in this life is to have regards for people. Not everyone is like me or thinks like me or even behaves like me, but then there are some things that should be applicable to everyone via common sense. Sometimes it is not always the case.

Doing whatever you like is not always the best, especially when your actions affect others negatively. Sometimes you just need to put yourself in another’s place and think, if the tables were turned would you feel good or bad about what you were going to do?  Some of us just do things without thinking of the consequences or how it affects the other person. We act without regards of how the other person would feel about it, just because we can and seem to forget that karma can also be a bitch sometimes.

We should learn to treat people right, just because it the right thing to do. Don’t do what you would not want to be done to you. Learn to appreciate and understand people’s feelings and rights.

The fact that I am of a particular religious belief or race doesn’t make me better than someone of another race or religion. I should be able to respect them and their views and not shove my opinion down their throats. I can say what I need to say without forcing them to accept what I believe.

Respect they say is reciprocal and you can’t give what you don’t have; I know that you need to respect yourself first and others would respect you. But I also know that you will still find some people that don’t have regards for anybody behaving anyhow they like. Don’t let them get to you, because they are not even worth it.

 

IT SURE HURTS… By Olaide Seun

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The most painful thing in this world is to brag about catching a grenade for someone (since you won’t really catch a grenade for anybody) and the person lights you up with matches, knowing fully well that you’re soaked in gasoline.

Trust has been a very big issue when it comes to relationships. I mean, I can trust my girlfriend to be faithful and all that but I’m not gonna smile at her knowing she passed the night in a guy’s house. How do we even classify this under trust?

Years ago, I trusted. Some years after, my trust was shattered. And now I can’t categorically state where I stand on the issue of trust.

I can trust someone not to get involved in something but I can’t trust the situation not to consume the someone, you dig?

If you want me to trust you, then you should stay off sticky situations. Even glue could be hard to get off your hands (if you doubt, you can try Alteco).

I’ve come to realise that trust is just like a wall. Several cracks in it can lead to an eventual collapse of the wall.

I can still give trust a try but damn, I’m gonna need some armor and strong helmet because when that wall comes crashing, I don’t wanna be anywhere near it.

P.S.  I trust in God.

WE ARE ALL MOTIVATED – EITHER POSITIVELY OR NEGATIVELY. By Chris Okpaneje

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The first one was asked, “How come you do what you do? You are a drug addict, a drunk, and you beat your family. What motivates you?” He said, “My father.” They asked, “What about your father?” The reply was, “My father was a drug addict, a drunk and he beat his family. What do you expect me to be? That is what I am.”
They went to the brother who was doing everything right and asked him the same question. “How come you are doing everything right ? What is your source of motivation?” And guess what he said? “My father. When I was a little boy, I used to see my dad drunk and doing all the wrong things. I made up my mind, that is not what I wanted to be.”
Both were deriving their strength and motivation from the same source, but one was using it negatively and the other positively…
Negative motivation brings the desire to take the easier way which ends up being the tougher way.
Always allow yourself to be motivated Positively.

WHO ARE YOU??? By Chris Okpaneje

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Losers look for success at the finish line. Winners experience success along the way.

Losers work to make money. Winners work to make a difference.

Losers buy things. Winners build things.

Losers see things they don’t understand and get discouraged. Winners see things they don’t understand and get curious.

Losers talk. Winners communicate.

Losers see the unknown as a risk. Winners see constant familiarity as a risk.

Losers live in the past. Winners live life now based on lessons learned in the past.

Losers label themselves as experts. Winners know there is still much to learn.

Losers over-sell. Winners over-deliver.

Losers think winners are lucky. Winners realize the harder they work the luckier they are.

Losers attempt to conquer the world in one shot. Winners add up all their small victories.

Losers expect certain outcomes. Winners prepare themselves for the unexpected.

Losers seek respect. Winners earn respect.

Losers stare at the problem. Winners look around for the solution.

Losers review options. Winners act on decisions.

Losers are paid for their time. Winners are paid for their results.

Who are you; A WINNER or A LOSER?

Reflect on this.