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Nigeria needs You.

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Nigeria my beloved,
Dear Nigeria,
The land of my father,
Nigeria.
Nigeria, the dream of our heroes past and unsung.
Nigeria, a land of plenty.
The land of green field and black gold.
Nigeria, hope of Africa.
Nigeria, hope you are well?

I am worried about you, Nigeria.
I contemplate, if you achieved your dreams.
I had thought to write to you,
But I was confident on our last conversation.

What is this rumour I hear,
That you are in an economy recession,
Your children go to school on bear foot,
Oh! Nigeria, that your schools have no roof,
Radio says your child pick up food from dunghill,
I don’t see, but I heard about what Boko-haram has done in Chibok,
Dailies say corruption has destroyed and collapse your house and you are homeless now,
I am bittered and sad, but still treat this as a rumour.

I rhetorically question our last conversation,
Our dream, our vision, our aspiration, our hope….
Please, find time to write me and dispel all this rumour.

We dreamt of a land of justice, equity and equality.
We dreamt of a land of hope,
We dreamt of land of grandeur and excellence,
We dreamt of a land for all Africans,
A land of unity, faith and love,
A land united in strength and living in Peace,
A joy of the coming generation,
This our land, Nigeria!

How did you get here?
How did you turn rotten?
How did you become a shame?
How did you get into total and gross darkness?
How did you become a disappointment to us?

But we still believe in this dream,
But we still believe in this nation,
But we still believe in your potential,
But we still believe in this nation, Nigeria!
We still believe in Nigeria’s greatness.

But to achieve,
Nigeria needs you,
Nigeria needs you to think right,
Nigeria needs you to do right,
Nigeria needs you to love unconditionally,
Nigeria needs you to stand in and for truth,
Nigeria needs you to be a better driver,
Nigeria needs you to be a better conductor,
Nigeria needs you to be a better lawyer,
Nigeria needs you to be a better doctor,
Nigeria needs you to be a better Politician,
Nigeria needs you to be a better Youth,
Nigeria needs you to be a better father,
Nigeria needs you to be a better Mother,
Nigeria needs you to be a better teacher,
Nigeria needs you to be a better civil servant,
Nigeria needs you to be a better sweeper,
Nigeria needs you to be a better Leader,
Nigeria needs you to be a better role model,
Nigeria needs you to be a part of Nigeria,
Nigeria needs you to be a better Nigerian.

Then the future is near,
The vision will not tarry,
The hope will not differ,
And a great Nigeria is emerging,
Because Nigeria has you.

Happy 56th Independence day celebration to all Nigerians home and abroad

Poem written by Akinnike Michael Oluwatobiloba

LEARNERS SUMMIT 2016- THE MAKING OF A CHAMPION

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Learners’ summit was held on 17th Day of September, 2016 by YOUNG PROTÉGÉ LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION. The Learners’ summit was designed to empower and change the mindset of the Nigerian youth on certain issues facing us in our society such as unemployment, crime, terrorism and many more vices as present within our society. It is held annually and our focus ranges from education, career, health, entrepreneurial skills, politics, leadership and mentorship. We believe the Nigerian youth should be ready to make a change in the various sectors, thereby a need for them to be empowered with the right information.
The event was anchored by Adekanbi Rex Michael; the project team lead for learner’s summit and Founder of Rex initiative.

The event start with the National Anthem. The welcome address was said by Agboga Stephen; young director of Mr Chow and Media Director for Young Protege Leadership Foundation.

Akinnike Michael Oluwatobiloba, founder, Young Protege Leadership Foundation facilitated the problem solving session. We watched the video of how teenagers solved the problem of “No Pitch to Play Football” because of their village was a floating village, the teenager should team spirit and resilience despite stern challenges, they went on to design a floating pitch, formed a local team, competed in national championship, came 3rd in the their first tournament, and now 8 times champion.

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Learners’ summit 2016 had Vincent Adeoba as its chief speaker. Vincent Adeoba is a motivational speaker, an educationist as well as a writer, founder Joytohumanity School of Leadership and Public Speaking. He became an orphan at the age of 4 and didn’t have a very smooth childhood, yet that didn’t deter him from achieving his dreams. He graduated from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife where he studied Management and Accounting. His publications include
The Task To Be a Hero
The Change Is Possible
Blueprints For Positive Change In Your Life
The Secrets Of Great Heroes
Vincent Adeoba spoke on the making of a champion. A champion is a person who has overcome challenges. Becoming a champion isn’t an easy task and requires a lot of hard work.
There are 5 cycles involved in making a champion
VISION- Vision is the picture of the future, it should not be based on the present but the future. Your vision should not look like you at the moment’
ACTION- Action is putting vision into practice. Take risks, invest in your life. Make adequate preparation because hard work is the way to success.
PASSION- Passion is the drive behind your vision. Make excellence your standard. Put in more efforts. Be consistent in what you do, be focused.
THOUGHTS- The greatest success of as mabn is not on the wall but in the deepest recess of the heart, think positively.
CHALLENGES- Life challenges are not stumbling blocks but stepping stones to greatness. They include –discouragement, disappointment, and opposition amongst others.

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In addition to this, we also had Mr Raji Oladimeji talk to us about digital marketing and how it solves the problem of unemployment and yields great income.

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It’s never too late to become that champion you have always dreamt to become. The greatest form of blindness is to have sight without vision. Your VISION when backed up with proper ACTION and PASSION gives you THOUGHTS that helps you overcome your CHALLENGES, thereby MAKING YOU A CHAMPION.

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