Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina has said that only the blind will not see President Buhari’s achievements🙆🏽♀️🙆🏽♀️
Adesina, who said that a lot of good things are happening in Nigeria, added that naysayers always paint a negative picture
The presidential spokesman said this in a statement which he made available to newsmen in Abuja.
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Where Education Thrives, Democracy Survives!" The Education Nation Album featuring "Education Nation," "Vote For Democracy," "What School Could Be," "Let Freedom Ring," and more Spring 2018! Dr. Adams @TheEdutainor performing live at the Kennedy Center with The Music in Me International Foundation, May 25, 2018, 6 pm! #education#democracy
Dainis Vanags (right) was a member of the Supreme Council of Latvia for the Latvian Popular Front elected by #Bauska area. As such, he voted for 🇱🇻 independence on 4 May 1990 and was a #BalticWay organiser in Bauska area. Edmunds Jakubonis (left) was also active within the Latvian Popular Front, he was one of the organisers of the fires of #freedom all along the Baltic Way on 23 August 1991 when they knew that the Coup d'État in Moscow had failed.
Dainis and Edmunds gave me the last #interview in #Latvia , I would like to thank Anita Rozentāle and Uldis Varnevičs from Bauskas Dzīve #newspaper for their help in organizing the interview and interpretation tasks.
1) Dainis "On August 12th 1989 there was a meeting in #Cēsis of the Baltic Council with representatives of the 3 countries, we decided there to organise the #BalticWay , with only 11 days ahead. Then in Riga we had a meeting with a representatives of the Latvian Popular Front, we were assigned to get a certain number of people in each part of the road depending on where we live, we mainly informed people by radio. I was never scared or worried for my safety, I was too busy for this, probably my family, but not me. Gorbachev had so many problems at that time all over the USSR, how could he pay attention to what we were doing? I was much more worried during the August 1991 putsch in Moscow. I joined the Popular Front because one old man from my village, who had been involved in Latvian resistance during the 40s came and told me "I feel something is going on, now it's the right time to organise ourselves". I was in the 🇱🇻 / 🇱🇹 border, there was singing and speeches. Doing this again? Only if our democracy was at danger due to external forces we would have the strength to do something like this again. Future? Everything is now only in our hands but for development to be much better we should improve social conditions for people living in the countryside. Perhaps in 30 years time Russia will be a #democracy and we won't have the worries we have now.
2) Message from Edmunds: "You can change your life and political power in a peaceful way, but do this quickly, don't give to the big powers time to react"
Activities marking the #2018 Democracy Day celebration will begin on Friday with a Juma’at Prayers at the National Mosque in #Abuja .
According to the programme of events released by the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), the former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, will on Monday deliver this year’s Democracy Day Lecture at the International Conference Centre in Abuja.
A statement signed by the Director of Press, OSGF, Andrew Agyo Uhwe, said prayers would be offered for the nation and its leaders at various levels during the celebration.
Similar prayers will hold at the National Worship (Ecumenical) Centre, located at the Central Business District, Abuja, on May 27.
‘Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter’
Today is the day! I’ve got a repealing feeling. Realizing how lucky I am to have a vote and live in a democracy. Thank you to all those lovely people who fought for me to be able to voice my opinion. Whatever your opinion on this referendum, I hope everyone exercises their right to vote!
“If we, in Ireland, can repeal the 8th amendment, that shift will echo around the world. It will be heard in El Salvador where women have been imprisoned for the natural loss of their babies, it will be heard in those Australian states where abortion is both available and illegal at the same time, it will be heard in Poland where 300,000 people marched against the further restriction of abortion laws and won. It will be heard in the US, where state by state the rights conferred by Roe v Wade are being whittled away to the especial detriment of poor women; women who own little or nothing, not even the body in which they walk around. The message it will send is not just about women’s right to choose, it is about how countries work. Democracies must also be allowed to change.” @unamullally 📷: @weemissbea #repealthe8th#repealtheeighth
Sending support and solidarity to all returning #hometovote YES for women's right to choose. Image is a nod to Irish suffragettes, including #constancemarkievicz on this historic day. |
Women's rights are human rights. #repealthe8th
The life of Karl Marx was a life filled with intellectual education and political criticism. Marx was born in what is now Germany on May 5, 1818. His ancestors were rabbis but in order to avoid persecution his father converted to Lutheranism and in 1824 Marx was baptized, “The conversion probably resulted from the enforcement of the anti-Jewish laws” (Schneck 236). Marx studied law at the University of Bonn due to the influence of his father, who was a lawyer. At the University of Bonn, Marx spent much of his time socializing and gathering a large sum of debt. When Marx’s father received the news of his son’s fencing wound and large debt, he insisted that his son transfer to the less exhilarating University of Berlin.At the University of Berlin, Marx was further exposed to philosophy and decided to change his area of study. During his time at the University of Berlin he also got involved with a radical student journal, his involvement earned him a reputation as a critic of religion and government. In 1841 he received his doctorate in philosophy from the University of Jena. His reputation prevented him from becoming a teacher of philosophy so following his college education he became the editor of the controversial and critical newspaper, Rheinische Zeitung.
In 1843 Marx married Jenny von Westphalen, daughter of a German baron. Soon after their marriage, Rheinische Zeitung was viewed as an increasing threat to the government; Marx was forced to resign from his position as editor and move to Paris, shortly after the paper itself was silenced. This move was a stroke of good fortune for Marx. At the time Paris was home to the majority of the world’s intellectuals and rebels, “Marx soon became involved in their disputes and causes” (Schneck 236). In Paris Marx and Engels met and instantly became friends. This was an important friendship because in a joint wrote their most influential piece of writing, The Communist Manifesto. . .