CREATED TO FIT A PURPOSE

By: Abigayle Mutual –

“You are created to fit for a purpose; not a biological mistake.” There are some parents who have kids and they say I wish my son was like so or like that.  From that time the son begins to have an identity crisis.  Trying to be someone he is not.

How many look at their daughters and say,  I wish she was a boy? Identity crisis begins right there. They feel they are born in the wrong body, the wrong person, in the wrong family, So the child grows up wishing to be someone else.

The danger in being someone else is this: God designed us all to accomplish something. You’re not born in that family by accident. You are not your race by accident! You’re not black,  brown,  white by accident.  Your height,  your personality and everything that makes u is a design that is FIT FOR PURPOSE. if you begin to admire being Beyonce who will be you?  Who will accomplish what you were made to accomplish?

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All my life I have never wanted to be like someone else. Or to dress like someone else.  I have always been me.  And I love being me.

When you realize that you are an original, you rock doing you.  You have 23 chromosomes from your daddy and 23 from your mum and these combine to form a 46 chromosome fully you! Not half your dad and half your mum but a full you.  Stop comparing your self with another original. Stop competing with another original yet you’re an original yourself.

Many youth today are battling with an identity crisis, copying what they see on TV and billboards.  Be you!  Do you! People don’t have to like you for being you what matter is that you like being you.  Period!

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A THOUGHT FOR OZUBULU

By: Andy Akporugo Jr –

Today is Sunday in Ozubulu and again they would have amongst others, an early morning mass at St Phillips Catholic Church just as daylight pushes from behind the darkness of tonight.

Adherents will remember “Bishop” in the same way that a maiden remembers a favourite uncle who provided everything she needed but who, along with his friends, took away her virginity. They will yet go to church but would be careful not to walk in front of anyone who they do not know from home as they enter, and when any unfamiliar car drives onto the premises of the church, it would be welcomed by fear; the sermon would pause with the Priest keeping better vigil for the closest door, now conveniently standing just a few metres behind the lectern with which it has just recently become dearer neighbours.

Congregants would not arrive in flimsy shoes that could impede speed and the seats that would be the last to fill will be those farthest from escape. When they pray, they shall be allowed to keep their eyes open and when they proceed from their seats to give offering or take communion they shall be allowed to go with all their belongings. Yes they will continue to believe in God but now they will take firm responsibility for their own safety!

Their masses will always be in remembrance of the events of August 6 2017. It’s now the burden of their faith. But do the rest of us remember and if we do, will we remember enough to insist that justice is done to the victims and their families and that the abomination against our society is forever redressed?

This is the minimum that our humanity demands of us. If we fail, then without any doubt, we are beasts!

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW WHEN DIRECTED BY THE POLICE TO WRITE A STATEMENT

by: Lady Kuku Ikpidungise

If the police ask you to write a statement, which they normally do when they stop you on the road and take you to their station or when they invite you to their station, you should know how to write a good statement that will not implicate you.

First, whether you write a statement as a witness or as a suspect, you must understand that your statement is very likely going to be used against you either in court or for the purpose of blackmail by some officers (not all). Therefore, take your statement writing as a serious matter.

Remember that you have right to refuse to write a statement until your lawyer is present. But this normally leads to argument and hostile reactions from the police, and it may likely be a pretext for them not releasing you immediately.

There are no hard and fast rules as to the content of a statement. It is supposed to be what you know in relation to an incident or the reason for you being brought to the station. Since the statement is not just a general view on anything you like, it is important that you know the reason for which you have been brought to the station.

For those who have been suspected of committing an offense, make sure that before you start writing a statement, you ask the officer the offense for which you have been brought to the station. If he tells you that there is no offense, that they just want you to tell them all you know, you can politely say: No, Sir. The police force is meant to enforce the criminal law. Therefore, the police would not have any justification to bring you to the station except if they suspect that an offense has been committed somewhere by somebody – either you or someone else. And you need to know the offense and the person suspected before you could write your statement.

Also, if you were arrested or invited as a result of a petition written against you, you must demand to read carefully that petition before you start giving your statement.

When you start your statement, make sure you explain in your statement the reason for which you have been asked to make your statement. For instance, you can say something like: “I was stopped while driving my vehicle with registration number xxxxx on ________ street in _______ city. After showing my papers to officer xxxxxxx, I was taken to the police station and informed that my car was suspected of being stolen car”

Then you make your statement. You will see that the police will not like this. But you should be able to state the summary of the circumstances that led to you having to make a statement in the station.

I will say more about writing statements at police stations. For now, just get the idea that you should explain why you are making a statement and the offenses you were told you were suspected of. You should state that in your statement before you begin to write other things

POST SCRIPT: The reason you have to state in your statement the reason for making a statement is obvious. Your statement when read by a third party can only make sense in the context of the matter that prompted the statement. So, if you didn’t state the matter to which your statement relates, the police may change the matter down the line. Initially, you thought you were arrested because of stolen vehicle, but the police later charged it to kidnapping. If a judge is reading your statement in a kidnapping case, he will think you were evading the issues. He will think you were dodging the matter that you don’t want to answer the question. And he will form a negative opinion of you based on your presumably inconclusive and evasive statement . So be careful and be wise