BEADING AMONG YOUTHS AND ADULTS

IMG_6688The art of beading has been in existence since time immemorial. Children, adults and even the aged use beads for fashion.

Just as styles and fashion come and rest,beads for sometime was out of circulation only to be found among the aged. However,the 21st Century fashion conscious people have resuscitated this valuable,durable and socially and culturally universally acknowledged form of art.

Beading is pleasurable, indeed , a very potent leisure activity that can aid Children’s development in many dimensions as elucidated below:

100_6402ENTHUSES THINKING SKILLS-Anyone who engages in the art of beading will have to count his cost  in terms of of materials to use either for a necklace,wrist band or bracelet.He has to think  of the number of hours to make either a necklace or wrist band. How many of  these bead pieces she will put together to produce what he or she wants.He thinks further the type of pattern to employ and so on.All these require deep thoughts and good calculations that will help such child in this situation,thereby developing  deep thinking ability to solve immediate academic problems.

STRENGTHTENS SMALLER MUSCLES-Holding the thread and threading the bead, cutting the thread to size and other simple but vital aspect of it assist in strengthning  smaller  muscles of children making beads.

IMG_6685HELPS GOOD ORGANIZATION-Planning ahead is key to good organization. Beading helps children to be organized as he or she looks forward to making available every tool  of the trade-plier, needle,sock etc. The one that is not available is sought for with zeal -thus children take their assignments with all seriousness.

IMPROVES  DRESSING SKILLS/STYLES-Beading  also helps children’s(and adults as well) dressing skills/styles- Clothing, buttons and zippers are used to adorn  whatever material that is used just to make it beautiful.

GOOD SENSE OF JUDGEMENT/DRESS SENSE: Colour combinations require deep thinking and matching of  assorted colours before the final selection and production  is enhanced. Even professionals in this area ascribe fine motor, visual perception and cognitive skills as some of the vital advantages of beading.

IMG_6680COOPERATIVE ACTS ENHANCED-Socially, beading promotes inter-personal interaction and cooperation among children.  Children select beads and make sure  the task at hand  or projects are  carried out  on time in a group setting. Where two or three people are involved in a project, tolerance must be adopted to see the project through.

In a nutshell, use of beads of various magnitude have come to stay. Many of the advanced countries of the world are involved in this lucrative  and decorative art either for economic purposes or personal uses. Countries such as  Hungary, U.K, USA, Australia,India etc use beads as costumes. African countries are not left behind:Nigeria, Kenya, Zambia, Tanzania, South Africa etc  just to mention a few.They use beads as occasion demands. Girls wear earrings laced with beads,  wrist bands, necklace etc.The natural outlook of the user, makes beading and beads  interesting and cherished  work of arts and you can be a maker of beads yourself. You too can be involved. Give it a trial.

SAUDI ARABIA LICENSES ITS FIRST WOMEN LAWYERS TO PRACTISE IN THE KINGDOM -Arabia has opned up a key profession to wommenSaudi Arabia(Thomson Reuters Foundation)

The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Justice on Sunday licensed the first  four(4) women attorneys in the kingdom to practice  law, according to media and a report in the Sydney Morning Herald. With the licenses, the women can represent clients in court and open law firms in their own names. Prior to this , female law graduates were considered”legal consultants” and could not practise or represent clients on their own. Female law graduates frustrated with the lack of opportunity to practise law launched a social  media campaign last year called”Iam a female lawyer” to pressure authorities and bring attention to the issue. In April, in another sign of progress,Arwa al-Hujaili, a graduate of king Abdulaziz University, was licensed as a legal trainee, allowing her to qualify as a fully licensed lawyer after a three year apprenticeship. ”By licensing a female lawyer,Saudi Arabia has opened up a key profession to women, ”Eric Goldstein, deputy Middle East  director at  Human Rights Watch, said in April”. But for Saudi women to practise law anything close to an equal footing with men , they need protection from discrimination against women in the courtroom and freedom to travel  and drive”. The female lawyers newly licensed on Sunday will still face some obstacles, including getting freedom to travel alone  to court.The Ministry has considered installing a finger- print system to verify the identity of female lawyers in the courtroom without their having to remove their face veils. Courtesy of Reuters on Women’s Rights

Africa is Iridescent Rainbow-Obioma Liyel –Imoke

The initiator of the Carnival, Calabar Queen,the annual Calabar Festival, the wife of the Governor of Cross River State, Mrs Obioma Liyel-Imoke has scored Africa  high in the sphere of beauty and culture. This was revealed in a release signed by Mr. Kammonke Abam, the Director of Media, office of the First Lady,Mrs Liyel-Imoke . According to the First Lady,’’Africa has positive beauty. It is the richest and one of the most colourful continents. In fact, it God’s expression of splendor’’

Mrs Liyel-Imoke  who co-chaired at the Grand Finale  of Miss USA  Africa in Baltimore, Maryland,USA eulogised Africa as a rainbow. ‘’That is why all of us whose roots are traced to this great continent need to be very proud  of our hallowed ancestry,’’ she echoed.

‘’Iam  and will always be proud of Africa. For many of us , we have only one continent and that is Africa.

The Governor’s wife praised the organizers of the pageant for taking beauty’’ beyond ephemeral display of fleshly and curvy endowments to a deep soul searching, cultural affinity and self discovery project.’’

GOOD CITIZENSHIP (THE YOUTH AND CORRUPTION)

Reproduced below, is an unedited story culled from ‘The Pupil’ magazine of the late70’s

We brought this to  the reading public to buttress the fact that the subject of corruption has not only widened its scope in our society but seems to have defied meaningful panacea despite constant shouts and write ups by  patriotic citizens of this country and even beyond. We need a change for a better Nigeria.

This article is  germane  , now that the country , Nigeria is getting ready for another round of elections in 2015. We need to reframe our minds to play the game right and everybody should be involved in transforming this nation to a better one devoid of greed and avarice.


‘Corruption’   is a household word in Nigerian Society these days. Everyone talks about it in a detached and disinterested way. Everybody accuses others of corruption. Yet nobody owns it, or accepts responsibility for it.

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Good Parenting-Viable tool to an Orderly and Peaceful Society

The Executive Governor of Lagos State of recent has recommended good parenting and upright family units as the most viable means to achieve an orderly and peaceful society devoid of violence and other vices.

The Governor, after attending the 5th Alhaji Kafaru Oluwole Tinubu Memorial Ramadan Lecture in Ikeja, Lagos State, responded to questions from journalists. He’s of the opinion that parenting and family management would always produce good citizens who constitute nations, states and government.

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REMINISCENCE-BREAKFAST WITH BEN CARSON

Making yourself available for growth is a pre-requisite for development. Everybody is talented and your talent(s) lie(s) within you but will remain dormant   , or unutilized if you are sleeping while others at the driving seats are adjusting their seat belts but if you are incorrigible, you may be abandoned just like that.

The efforts of the’’ Brainhive International’’ in conjunction with Masterpiece Resource Development Centre, Lagos paid off when they brought one of the best brains in medicine in America and the world in general, Dr. Ben Carson to Nigeria for the first time. I was among other people present to grace the wonder God could perform in the life of a man destined for success and who played his own part well too. The theme of the Brain Fair was’’ UNLEASH YOUR GENIUS’’.

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THE EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH LADY P- ON OYOTUNJI VILLAGE ,SOUTH CAROLINA-USA

Madam Precious Olubunmi AgbabiakaMadam  Precious Olubunmi Agbabiaka, the CEO of the Infinity Oil &GasLtd,Lagos, Nigeria is a woman of many parts. A woman of indefatigable industry who left the shores of this country, Nigeria over 30 years ago for the USA to join her heartthrob ,late Engineer Agbabiaka.

Popularly known as Lady P. The ebony black woman, is a woman with a passion. Passion for the youths, the homeless and passion for her  first  love , Nigeria with her rich culture and tradition.

In this exclusive interview with ‘The Interviews ng.com’, you will journey along with her  on her co-incidental discovery of the Oyotunji Village ,inhabited by the Yoruba descendants of the old –time slaves ,in South Carolina,USA. Her philanthropic and charity  works , coupled with her humility, unassuming ,sagacity and doggedness in  making her dreams come  through without being perturbed , makes her to be regarded as a cosmopolitan woman of repute. She is currently the Yeyeoba(king’s mother) of Oyotunji Village in South Carolina ,USA. Excerpts:

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"Bedspring" Educates Teenage Girls on sex education

Bedspring Children and Youth Development Foundation, of recent, organized a seminar tagged Community Youth Empowerment and Development(C-YED) in Ijegun and six other neighbouring  communities under the Alimosho Local Government Council, lagos state.

The group advised teenage girls to flee  from pre-marital sex to prevent  unwanted pregnancy and sexual transmitted diseases (STDS).Emphasis was placed

on reduction of female teenage mothers.

Also , the youths were enlightened on their reproductive  health, sexually transmitted infections and Human Immunodeficiency Syndrome(HIV/AIDS)

Mrs Aramide Oikelome , President of the group, said, the organization would also empower the youths by counselling and providing them with required information on the adolescent stage of life. She said , the programme was  organized to reduce teenage pregnancy and educate them on sex education. According  to Mrs  Aramide Oikelome,the programme would be continuous on adolescent reproductive age.

SELF-WORTH

By simple explanation, self worth or self esteem is  an overall measure of how  much we value ourselves and and give priority to our own needs and happiness. Our self worth is a measure of our unconditional self love. It is the ability to look upon yourself as having value.

The two main attributes of self worth are security and Significance. Security means, in this context, being loved and accepted just for who you are, regardless of what you do. Significance on the other hand, is having meaning or purpose in life and being adequate for what to do. But low self worth could emerge from false-culture, our upbringing, educational background or system, society and social settings, colour , race, religious background etc

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