Social Media for Social Good Africa announces new Board of Managers

Social Media for Social Good Africa (SMSGAfrica) a project of Tomruk iHub Multiverse, a social innovative enterprise community aimed at using online tools in solving offline problems for sustainable growth and development, uses this medium to announce it’s new Board of Managers (BOM) for 2020/2021.

The new BOM is expected to carry out our mandate to connect, inspire and Impact on communities to use digital tools to drive and support transformational development in Africa.

  • Team Lead
    Nankpak Cirfat
  • Secretary
    Deborah Bupwatda
  • Assistant Secretary
    Elijah Paul
  • Treasurer
    Glory Ayobami
  • Lead Communication
    Ibrahim Kallamu
  • Lead Programming
    Okoko Lawrencia Jenebu
  • Lead Membership
    Senkaam Danaan
  • Assistant Lead Membership
    Adesina Oluwasegun
  • Lead Sponsorship
    Nyigba Blessing
  • Assistant Lead Sponsorship
    Evelyn Pulle

SMSGAFRICA through its conferences, fortnightly fireside chats amongst other activities, has engaged 5000+ youths and hosted 100+ visionary speakers.

We believe that by creating an enlightening, positive, supportive, and high energy environment, we can help the society to grow and develop.

Teyei Joel
Co-Founder, Tomruk iHub Multiverse

Connect, Inspire, Impact

ENDSARS PROTEST? What you should know!

“A nation that accepts to live a third-class life is just a third-class nation! If a nation wants to be called and recognized as a honorable nation, it must be firm enough to refuse any kind of policy which is against the right of dignity of any person! No refuse, no honor! If you don’t refuse bad government, you deserve it all the way! “–Mehmet Murat Ildan

As a nation, we have witnessed some of the most drastic in recent times in Nigeria. Consequently , these agitations are not born as a result of recent occurrences but accumulated grievances. There is a great outcry by the Nigerian youths who have refused to be consoled. The Nation wide protest as we see today was kindled by the protest against the extra-judicial killings perpetrated by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

This is a nation-wide protest has gotten the support of many persons, including renowned local and international celebrities and political figures. It is obvious, the Nigerian youth have been far stretched, and pushed to the wall beyond their boundaries. They are lean on patience and cannot afford to stay silent any longer.

The flagrant impunity and abuse of human right carried out by some members of the Nigerian Police force, is highly irritable and unacceptable. This is evident in the violent acts of bullying , unlawful detention, beating, confiscation of valuable property, extortion and extra-judicial killings.
Imagine living in a country where your right to life is not guaranteed, how much more your dignity, welfare and other socio-economic necessities? Truly, it is a highly unfortunate situation.

Why are the protests still subsisting despite the so called dissolution of SARS and introduction of a new unit of the police; SWAT?
Among other things, these are the demands of the youths from the Federal government:

  1. EndSARS|/SWAT
  2. Sack security chiefs
  3. Improve security
  4. Reduce petroleum pump price
  5. Reduce PHCN bill
  6. Create more jobs
  7. Stop banditry and herdsmen attacks
  8. End ASUU strike
  9. Place politicians on minimum wage
  10. Sign the Electoral reform bills
  11. A Nigerian president must have at least a first degree

As a whole the youths are clamoring for an end to BAD GOVERNANCE. For long the youths have been silent not because the enemy is Nigeria but that the enemy of the people is a culture bad governance by public servants elected by the people . The youth have demonstrated great patriotism for their country and as clear as day light, Hope has risen for a better Nigeria.

We say NO TO SARS/SWAT, NO to impunity and executive recklessness, No to police brutality. The power of the people is held up high and we seek to remind the government that we are not cowards anymore and their arrogant rulership style must come to an end. With one voice, with no fear we say WE ARE NOT JUST TIRED OF LIVING AS A THIRD CLASS NATION BUT TIRED OF LIVING THIRD CLASS LIVES.

The high spirit, activism, donations and services of professionals and all patriotic Nigerians to this cause is highly commendable. This Activism has gone beyond mammoth crowds protests on the streets but also massive regional prayer walks.

I will end with a quote by Abe Lincoln “to sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men”

The #EndSARS protest has gone through many phases. Ranging from it’s being hijacked by thugs and hoodlums, shooting of peaceful protesters, looting and a whole lot. It is important to note that the youth will not back down despite the resistance of the government and selfish individuals in high places. They will match on with hope that this will be the birthing of the Nigeria we all hope and pray for, because this is our home.

Seeds or Harvests?

Seeds or Harvests?
Welcome to the series “Seeds or Harvests”, we delighted to share this exciting topic with you, in this topic we will borrow alot of agricultural concepts as it relates to bible truth and how it applies in our daily lives.

in this series we will focus on the following;

  1. What Seeds and Harvests is
  2. Similarities amd differences they have
  3. When to plant and when to Harvest
  4. Storage Focus verse
    “As surely as the Lord your God lives,” she replied, “I don’t have any bread—only a handful of flour in a jar and a little olive oil in a jug. I am gathering a few sticks to take home and make a meal for myself and my son, that we may eat it—and die.”
    1Kings 17:12

We hope you will follow along, your questions, comments and recommendations are always welcomed.

Good Morning, Have a great day ahead.

By Duwara
#GodHasAbetterIdea

Yafe Ni(Forgive Me)

Duwara Dogara is a Jos based gospel artist that is presently working on a deluxe version of his 2019 released album “Let there be light”.

This song “Yafe Ni” is a prayer of repentance acknowledging how God remains faithful even in our unfaithfulness, the songs ends the joy involved in having a changed life and also a prayer of Thanksgiving.

LINK 1

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UAovQrkv8a7klj2edo751QrUjQBCFIb-/view?usp=sharing

Don’t just listen, download it and don’t stop there share it, thanks.

Tested by Fire

Conclusion

This series “Tested by Fire” had the objective of helping readers understand that a Test is used to measure the quality of work.

We have been able to see that Jesus is the only foundation we are meant to build on, and the quality of what we build would one day be tested 1Cor. 3:11-16.

This means that doing religious activities or good things for the sake of praise would not pass the fire test.

We also saw that testing can come as a trial to a believer, just like in the case of Job, He lost everything including His health, testing can come from family and friends also,

but the question is would you pass the test when it comes?

One key thing we need to understand is that failing the Test would not make you miss heaven if you are on the right foundation, but you would miss the reward meant for you when you get to heaven “God “will repay each person according to what they have done.”” ROM. 2:6.

But why wouldn’t you want God’s reward?

One thing I would want you to start if you have not started is doing things out of purpose and not eye service because the bible says, their reward is paid in full,

““So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.” Matt. 6:2.

Today starts questioning the good things you do to avoid getting a valuless reward from men as opposed to God’s.

Thank you much for finding time to read

By Duwara
#GodHasAbetterIdea

Tested by Fire 10

Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham!” “Here I am,” he replied. Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.” Gen. 22:1-2

This story often reminds me about how some little children behave when you give them candy and immediately ask for it, they hide behind their backs, I marvel about how soon they forget the source of the sweet, is it lack of faith that they won’t get it back when they give you, I wonder.

Unfortunately, that is what we do to God often atimes, when God gives us anything and wants it back we fight back, we are bold enough to even ask the question “why me?” Huh!

Abraham waited for the promised child for more than 20years, only for God to want it back within a few moment, Abraham without questions, hesitation and any iota of doubt just carry on with the instruction hmmmm

“Early the next morning Abraham got up and loaded his donkey. He took with him two of his servants and his son Isaac. When he had cut enough wood for the burnt offering, he set out for the place God had told him about. Gen. 22:3”

What kind of man was Abraham?

A man that has His footing planted on the rock and not things, and that is why He wasn’t shaken by the fire.

Abraham was Pure gold and God reaffirm his promises for him in Gen. 22:16-18″and said, “I swear by myself, declares the Lord, that because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son, I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the cities of their enemies, and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed me.” “

By Duwara
#GodHasAbetterIdea

Tested by Fire 10

Tested by Fire 10
Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham!” “Here I am,” he replied. Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.” Gen. 22:1-2

This story often reminds me about how some little children behave when you give them candy and immediately ask for it, they hide behind their backs, I marvel about how soon they forget the source of the sweet, is it lack of faith that they won’t get it back when they give you, I wonder.

Unfortunately, that is what we do to God often atimes, when God gives us anything and wants it back we fight back, we are bold enough to even ask the question “why me?” Huh!

Abraham waited for the promised child for more than 20years, only for God to want it back within a few moment, Abraham without questions, hesitation and any iota of doubt just carry on with the instruction hmmmm

“Early the next morning Abraham got up and loaded his donkey. He took with him two of his servants and his son Isaac. When he had cut enough wood for the burnt offering, he set out for the place God had told him about. Gen. 22:3”

What kind of man was Abraham?

A man that has His footing planted on the rock and not things, and that is why He wasn’t shaken by the fire.

Abraham was Pure gold and God reaffirm his promises for him in Gen. 22:16-18″and said, “I swear by myself, declares the Lord, that because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son, I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the cities of their enemies, and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed me.” “

By Duwara
#GodHasAbetterIdea

WHAT WE SHOULDN’T DO TO NIGERIA

Over the years I have read different articles about Nigeria, with different views and opinions about the state of the nation, I have also written articles and two songs to mark Inpendence which are; Niaja, Dan Nigeria.

Independence is supposed to be a day to celebrate the achievements of a nation after it gained freedom but it is not always the case in Nigeria, I am yet to meet an excited Nigerian apart from those benefiting directly from Nigeria (“the National Cake”).

The focus of this article is what we shouldn’t do to Nigeria, last year I wrote about what we should do to Nigeria.

Firstly, Let’s establish the fact that Nigeria as a Nation is not where She is supposed to be.

Now, that we have established that let’s drive into our focus.

As citizen of this great Nation, what do you think contributed to where we are today?

Today some of the big issues militating the Nation are corruption, banditry, attacks, poor maintenance culture, and unaccountability.

All these issues started from the grass roots and where nurtured by political, religious and tribal interest.

As a citizen of this great Nation you shouldn’t be part of corruption in your everyday dealings, if you are a business person do it without unnecessary inflation of prices or deceit, if you are a white collar worker or in the civil service, avoid the use of office resources for personal gain or any form of corrupt practices.

As a youth avoid any form of drug abuse, love academics avoid malpractices, avoid cultism and any form of vices, remember also to live modestly and look decent at all times.

I have adopted something for a while now, anytime I find myself in public places(transport, markets, banks etc.) and people are discussing the state of the nation I avoid making contributions, this is why, the discussions are normally full of disappointments, about those handling the affairs of the nation especially Mr. President, I see that as a negative energy hovering around the citizens and if we don’t stop that it will get to us and when we get there we will carry same energy and rule.

Now lets see what the bible says about authorities;
1Peter 2:13-15 ” Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority, or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right. For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people.”

This is the word of God about our place as citizens, not to insult the authorities, the question of if the election was rigged or not is between them and God.

The Nigeria I knew as a child was the kind that all my Neighbors brought their food outside and we ate varieties every evening, a Nigeria where anytime am going out I drop keys with my Neighbors, a Nigeria where in my primary schools days most times I pass through people selling fruits with my uniform they give me fruits, where my Taylor in primary school made new uniforms for me because we carry thesame name.

Wow such a beautiful Country, what happened to her, is it age? No for a nation 60years is still in babyhood.

Am optimistic one day we will wake up to a beautiful Nigeria.

I want to also use this opportunity to congratulate Governor of Borno Babagana Umara Zulum for a selfless Governance towards a better Nation, hmmm atlast something good came out from Borno since Boko Haram inception, I am also extending this to any good leader from the family upto the presidency.

By Duwara
Happy Independence Day
#GodHasAbetterIdea
Graphics by one of my graphic student, Hope