segunda-feira, 18 de junho de 2012

Life isn’t about how to survive the storm but how to dance in the storm!

   It was a busy Monday morning, at about 7.30am, when an elderly gentleman in his 80’s arrived my business office to make a transfer from his account. He said he was in hurry as he had an appointment at 8.30am. I offered him a seat, knowing it would be almost an hour before his transaction could be finalized. I saw him looking at his watch and decided that since I was not busy with another customer, I would talk with him. While taking care of his transaction, I asked him if he had another bank’s transaction this morning, given his hurry. The gentleman told me no, that he needed to go to the nursing home to eat breakfast with his wife. I inquired as to her health. He told me that she had been there for a while! As she is a victim of Alzheimer’s disease (a serious illness that affects the speech and memory centre of the brain). As we talked, I asked if she would be upset if he was a bit late. He replied that she no longer knew who he was, that she had not recognized him in five years now. I was surprised and asked him, “and you still go every morning, even though she doesn’t know who you are?” He smiled as he patted my hand and said, ‘She doesn’t know me but I still know who she is.’ I had to hold back my tears as he left, I had goose bumps on my arm, I was speechless as I couldn’t even mutter the service culture slogan “thank you, have a nice day”. Then I thought, ‘That is the kind of love we all must possess. True love is neither physical nor just romantic’. True love is the acceptance of all that has been, will be and will not be. Peace is seeing a sunset and knowing who to thank. The happiest people don’t necessarily have the best of everything: they just make the best of everything they have. Life isn’t about how to survive the storm but how to dance in the storm

quarta-feira, 6 de junho de 2012


“In times of grief and sorrow I will hold you and rock you and take your grief and make it my own. When you cry I cry and when you hurt I hurt. And together we will try to hold back the floods to tears and despair and make it through the potholed street of life” 
 Nicholas Sparks.

My name is MD 83
I was manufactured in 1990
Acquired by Alaska airline

For 12 years
I served my masters
With might and strength
And made them smile
To the banks

Until November 4, 2002
When I developed engine faults
And had to make emergency diversion
due to smoke in my cabin
Passengers disembarked alive.

On August 20, 2006
I was again evacuated after landing at the Long Beach, CA
due to smoke in my cabin
Passengers disembarked alive

Concerned about my air worthiness
Alaska Airline parked me
Until Sept. 11, 2008 for repairs
And shifted my burdens to Dana Air, Nigeria
On February, 2009

On arrival
On the tropical shores of Africa
I hid not my state of health

On May 3, 2012
A Lagos station manager
Said I should be grounded for a check-up
That alarm was ignored

On May 11, 2012
I made an air return and emergency landing at MM2
Passengers disembarked alive

On May 25, 2012
Again, I made an air return and emergency landing due to engine failure
Passengers disembarked alive

And finally on June 3, 2012
I crashed in Iju, 5-6 nautical miles from touch down, killing all 153 passengers on board and 67 on ground

After 22 years
Of meritorious service
I wished my masters listened
And let me rest

Now I put tears
In the eyes of a nation

But come to think of it,
If Alaska Air
Considered me unfit
To fly Americans
Why should Dana Air
Consider me worthy
To fly Nigerians?

segunda-feira, 4 de junho de 2012


O Lord, we have come to you with heavy heart comfort our nation, comfort the families that lost their father,mother,brother,sister,uncle.aunty,church leader(Rev) in the crash of sunday 3rd june 2012 that turned out to be really dark day in the country largest city of Lagos. We cried out to you O lord have mercy , what will you gain if we die and sink into the grave? can our dust praise you? can it tell of your faithfullness psalm 30:8-10, Hear us O Lord, have mercy on us help us O Lord.

                                    Some of the victms pics, sadly lost their lives in dana plane crash.RIP!
                                                           Flight, dana crew members

                           Rev Ayodeji cole/ wife Ngozi cole  leaving behind their 3 lovely kids.

                                                  Ada Nnewi my home girl,,,U.C

Maimuna Anyene husband,kids & mother all gone.

 Lt colonel chumbo ochigbo

Levi Ajuonoma NNPC spokes person/Ace broadcaster.

May God accept their souls Amen.

We are dying from grief ,our years are shortened by sadness,we are ignored as if we were dead, as were broken pot.I have heard the many rumors about us and we`re surrounded by terror, our enemies conspire against us plotting to take our life.Your favour,O Lord made us as secure as mountain, then you turned away from us and we was shattered.


Dana airline crash scene.

We are trusting on you, O Lord, saying "You are our God" our future is in You`re hands rescue us from those who hunt us down relentlessly,carelesslly and mis-management.
Let your favor shine on your servant, your unfailing love, rescue us. Don`t let us be disgraced, O Lord for we call out to You for help, let the wicked be disgraced, let them lie silent in the grave.
Silence their lying lips, those proud and arrogant lips that accuse the godly .
How great is the goodness You have stored up for those who fear you, you lavish it on those who come to you for protection, blessing them before the watching world.
You hide them in the shelter of your presence safe from those who conspire against them.
Praise God for He has shown us the wonders of His unfailing love, He kept us save when our city was under attack, in panic we cried out, "we`re cut off from the Lord" You  heard our cry for mercy and answer our call for help. Let your word in psalm 30:5 come to manifestation in our lives,weeping may endure for a night but joy come in the morning  I pray In the mighty name of Jesus Amen.

Let Your living water flow over my soul,
Let your Holy Spirit come and take control,
Of every situation that has troubled my mind,
All my cares and burdens on to you I roll.

Come now Holy Spirit and take control,
Hold me in your loving arms and make me whole,
Wipe away all doubt and fear and take my pride,
Draw me to your love and keep me by your side