Thursday, October 9, 2008


During adolescence, teenagers experience sexual changes, sexual desires, and sexual demands. If their responses to these physiological and emotional changes are not channeled into socially responsible and acceptable behavour, they end up getting involved in activities that are harmful to them and lack of guidance leads them into early sexual experimentation.
Early sexual experience could lead to unwanted pregnancies, risk of contacting the sexually transmitted diseases (such as HIV/AIDS) that can permanently damage normal reproduction. Teenagers often go for abortion due to the social stigma, education concerns, and lack of financial and moral support and fear.
Oftentimes, teenagers are given rules without explanation. But if consequences of engaging in sexual act outside marriage were made known to them they would be able to take the right decision, which is ABSTENENCE.
Parents however are reluctant to talk to their wards about sex, which open chance for some adult to take advantage of their innocence and naiveness.
The idea is not to give them the knowledge of contraceptives or condoms for protected sex but to provide constructive and comprehensive education on issue of sex and how it affects their future life and career.

Blessed are the schools that have PETs (peer educators trainers) posted for the compulsory one-year service, their activities of course has been a saving grace to more teenagers in our secondary school across the nation. They give qualitative sex education and have bailed out countless secondary school students out of their ignorance.……………………………………………………………………………….Olusegun Adeniyi is a PET member serving at Playfair Memorial College, Oro-Ago, Ifelodun L.G.A, Kwara State.


It’s time for a change. It’s time to empower our young people to challenge the existing paradigm to make positive change in their immediate environment. Time to tell the outside world that what the country need is not aid but investment.
The truth is that we have a lot of talented and innovative individuals out there who would love and willing to effect change in their community and help make this nation a better place for all but has been hindered by financial constraint, poor electricity supply and inexorable decline condition of our infrastructure amenities. What the young people need is someone to invest in them and a favourable environment for investment.
My message to fellow corps members, the young entrepreneurs is for you not to stop believing in yourself, always push till you succeed in your various chosen careers and profession. When encounter difficulties be enthused by the victory ahead. I have a song for you and want you to draw strength from it at such hard times. It’s a song by Maria Carey, titled HERO.

There’s a hero
If you look inside your heart
You don’t have to be afraid
Of what you are
There’s an answer
If you reach into your soul
And the sorrow that you know
Will melt away

And then a hero comes along
With strength to carry on
And you cast your fears aside
‘cause you know you can survive
So when you feel like hope is gone
Look inside you and be strong
And you finally see the truth
That a hero lies in you

It’s a long road
When you face the world alone
No one reaches out a hand
For you to hold
You can find love
If you search within yourself
And the emptiness you felt
Will disappear

And then a hero comes along
With strength to carry on
And you cast your fears aside
‘cause you know you can survive
So when you feel like hope is gone
Look inside you and be strong
And you finally see the truth
That a hero lies in you

Lord knows
Dreams are hard to follow
But don’t let anyone
Tear them away
Just hold on
And there will be tomorrow
And in time
You will find the way
…you will find the way.

Lastly, hold on to your dreams and calling. See you guys at the top after the serving year, I mean NYSC. I’m using this medium to congratulate and wish the batch B 2007 that just passes out the best in life. Ndidi, Ezra, Efe, Aloba, Esther, Nze, Elisbeth, Malam, Jude (corper HIV)….All da best in life!


When women from this part of the world adorn themselves in the natural weaving hairstyle with no attachment and foreign supplement it reveals the beauty of our ethnicity, their root. It reflects and projects the true GREEN-WHITE-GREEN nature of our nation upholding its cultural heritage and art.
If this were to be applied to the way we think and act, our deeds would reflect an act of patriotism, love and passion for our nation, Nigeria.
Together we can make the dream of making this country a better place for all come true. The change, the dream starts with you!

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Friday, October 3, 2008