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Why Public Officials Must Stay AHEAD Of The Pack?

Published:Thursday 12th of September | by Richard Brody

Those, who pay attention, to, both, past events/ ramifications, as well as to present news and actions, realize, we need elected officials, who, remain AHEAD of the curve/ pack, if there is to be any chance, of, receiving effective leadership, which inspires and motivates, our citizens, towards relevant, sustainable planning! Perhaps, because, it was a successful campaign slogan, or, maybe, because he believes it, or truly years, for yesterday, we should be alarmed by the constant reference to, Make America Great Again, or, MAGA, consistently articulated by Donald Trump! This slogan, alone, indicates, what seems like, a belief, things used to be...

CLEEN Foundation Officials Visit Nigerian Police Chief, Raise Issues on Sexual-Based Violence

Published:Thursday 12th of September | by Emmanuel Udom

CLEEN Foundation, a non-governmental organization, based in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria, with a national spread, has raised issues bordering on sexual-based violence, police trust fund law, insecurity, and effective monitoring of the effective implementation of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015, by the Nigeria Police Force. Benson Olugbuo, Ph.D, Executive Director of the foundation raised the issues when he led members of his team, comprising Mrs Ruth Olofin, and Mr.

Why Nigerian Government Should Encourage Lawmakers to Prune Don Bugdet on Vehicle Purchase

Published:Thursday 12th of September | by Emmanuel Udom

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL has described the action of the principal members of the Ninth Assembly and other prominent government officials, proposing N5.5bn for the purchase of luxury cars as part of the obligation in discharging their duties as unjust and unfair to Nigerians. Toyin Odofin, media officer of the NOG, in a press stamen signed on behalf of the Chairman of the Centre, Debo Adeniran stated "Spending a huge sum of N5.

Will We, Ever, Say, ENOUGH, To Gun Violence?

Published:Thursday 12th of September | by Richard Brody

How many more, must die, before, enough Americans, articulate a message, similar, the famous line, from the movie, Network, which proclaims, I'm mad as hell, and not going to take it any more? Even though, public polls, indicate, the public, overwhelming, support, some sane gun control measures, including: better background checks; eliminating huge gun clips; reducing access to automatic weapons; licensure; mental health testings, etc, the politicians, especially, President Donald Trump, and his enablers, seem, because of either, political motives (financial, etc), or other reasons, continue, to refuse, to take, meaningful, responsible actions, for the common good! Haven't we had, ENOUGH, of this type of...

How Public Officials Should Keep Our FAITH?

Published:Thursday 12th of September | by Richard Brody

Why have free elections, which are a centerpiece of our American system of government, unless/ until, we take the responsibility to elect individuals, who put the best interests of all our citizens, and, the nation, as a whole, first? We have often witnessed less - than, stellar, politicians, who, when elected, never made that essential transformation, to becoming statesmen, and, the nation suffered! However, what we have witnessed, since the election of Donald Trump, as President of the United States, is unlike anything, in recent memory!

Andrew Luck Has Something Few People Will Ever Have

Published:Thursday 12th of September | by Sam Obitz

I was as shocked as everyone else this past weekend when I heard the news that Andrew Luck was retiring from football. Retirement for a professional athlete is difficult even when a player has fulfilled all of their goals. I can only imagine how arduous this decision must have been for him to make at this time.

The 5 D's Of Presidential Rhetoric

Published:Thursday 12th of September | by Richard Brody

Many, of those, of us, either, old - enough, or willing to pay sufficient attention, to what, public, elected officials, both, do, as well as say, are concerned about the unusual approach to governing, and leading, set by the present occupant of the White House! It seems, we've never observed, the rhetoric and vitriol, which comes out of the mouth of Dr. Donald Trump!

Are We Risking The FATE Of The Free World?

Published:Thursday 12th of September | by Richard Brody

If our public officials, fail to accept, their basic responsibility, to take care of this nation, and the world, in a realistic, relevant, responsible, responsive, way, we would be far better off, voting the bums out, and electing individuals, who put their service and representation, to their constituents, first, instead of focusing on their personal/ political agenda, and/ or, self - interest! Humans must recognize, there is only one planet, and it is the responsibility, and duty, of each generation, to take care of this existing world, while ensuring, future generations inherited, clean air and water, as well as a world,...

When You Can't Trust Public Officials, Communication Suffers!: 5 Instances

Published:Thursday 12th of September | by Richard Brody

In the past couple of years, it seems, as much (or more) time, is spent, debating what is fact, versus, fake - facts, or merely, opinion! The present occupant of the White House, who has been accused of telling over 12, 000 lies/ misstatements, since assuming office (in January, 2017), constantly, blames others, and complains, about any opposing media, press, and/ or opinions. President Trump appears to, at the least, shade the truth, regardless of whether, it relates to a major, or minor matter, and, Americans are torn, between his core supporters (who seem to accept, and/ or, not care, whatever...

8 Winning Policies, Democrats Should Emphasize And Use

Published:Thursday 12th of September | by Richard Brody

Whether one supports, or opposes, the leadership, priorities, and approaches of the administration of President Donald Trump. all should agree, we've witnessed, a little over 30 months, of something, we've never before, in recent memory, witnessed, observed, or learned/ read about. While the many candidates, who've announced their desire to seek the Democratic nomination, for President of the United States, in the 2020 elections, articulated, some, worthy, idealistic ideas, they will lose a great opportunity, unless the eventual nominee, campaigns, in a pragmatic, idealistic way.

Prioritizing Infrastructure: 7 Keys

Published:Thursday 12th of September | by Richard Brody

Have you ever wondered why, so many public officials, spend, so much time and effort, on measures, you feel, are less than the necessary priorities? Why do so many people, end up, supporting ideas, which may be idealistic, but, have little, to no, true possibility of ever, becoming policy, and law? In most areas of our country, many have complained for decades, if, not, longer, about the infrastructure issues and challenges, yet, very little has been done, to address these priorities!

How Much Longer Will It Take, For You To Say, ENOUGH?

Published:Thursday 12th of September | by Richard Brody

Although, it seems, Americans may have an incredible degree of patience, and tolerance, at some point, one would think, they would, eventually, have, ENOUGH, of what we've been witnessing, for the last few years! Since, it is the voters, who created the present situation, by electing the present occupant of the White House, as well as some, seemingly, self - serving, other public officials, only they, will be able to change this situation! The apparent, combination of apathy, laziness, and, far, less - than, stellar attention, as well as some amount of focusing on individual, self - interest, rather than the...

What President Trump Doesn't Get About Globalism?: 5 Examples

Published:Thursday 12th of September | by Richard Brody

If, we could get past the rhetoric, and empty promises of certain politicians, with some sort of populist agenda, we would realize, globalism, and the global economy, is a reality, and it makes far more sense to recognize it, and prepare more effectively, in order to proceed, in a relevant, sustainable, meaningful, effective manner! The vast majority of the major corporations, are global companies, doing business, around the world! The reality is, very few products, are made entirely in the United States, and/ or, entirely composed of American - made and produced components!

Will You Protect Your RIGHTS?

Published:Thursday 12th of September | by Richard Brody

The rights, freedoms, liberties, and justice, guaranteed by our Constitution, only make a difference, when we take them seriously, enough, to do everything possible, to consistently, persistently, protect our RIGHTS. This concept is far more significant, today, perhaps, than, in recent memory, because, it appears, many are being challenged, by the actions, rhetoric, and focus of the current occupant of the White House. Either, we resist, these challenges, or fail to take the necessary degree of personal interest/ emphasis, to ensure the finest, relevant, sustainable future.

How This President Confuses Us?: 6 Examples

Published:Thursday 12th of September | by Richard Brody

Whether one supports, or opposes, the policies, positions (and the man), etc, of President Donald Trump, most would agree, we are experiencing a period of time, which, certainly, isn't normal! One of the challenges is, differentiating between his rhetoric and actual policy positions, from politics, campaigning, and, often, appealing to one segment of the population (his perceived base/ core supporters), at the potential expense of many others. It should come, as little surprise, to anyone, so many of us, find, what's going on, to be more than, a little bit, confusing!

Why Public Officials Must Protect This PLANET?

Published:Thursday 12th of September | by Richard Brody

Wake - up, America, and demand, your public officials, become far more responsible, when it comes, to protecting our environment, addressing climate control needs/ realities, and protecting this PLANET, before it's too late! Doesn't it make sense, to proceed forward, and demand, they take all necessary steps, sooner, rather than later, in order to fulfill our obligations, to generations, which follow? It often appears, President Trump, either, doesn't seem to know, or care, about environmental concerns, taking numerous steps, to deny climate change, and, also, appearing to take measures, to disprove scientists, and scientific evidence, when it doesn't meet his apparent, personal/...

Knowing The SIGNS, Of A Quality Public Servant

Published:Thursday 12th of September | by Richard Brody

How can the average, American citizen/ potential voter, recognize, which politicians, will become statesmen, as opposed to full of empty rhetoric, making unfulfilled promises? While, this may be, extremely challenging, when they are campaigning for office, many, appear, either unwilling, or unable, to clearly know, the SIGNS of a quality, public servant! It takes, lots of time, energy, and focus, to understand, which, have the most potential, as well as the necessary combination of aptitude/ skill - set, attitude, training, commitment, endurance, etc, to serve and represent, our nation, and citizens, in the best possible way.

Why Public Officials Should JOIN Together, For Common Good?

Published:Thursday 12th of September | by Richard Brody

Doesn't it make sense, the public would be, far, better served and represented, if/ when, those, we elected, would prioritize the common good, and a meeting - of - the - minds, instead of focusing on their personal/ political agenda, and self - interest? Instead of prioritizing partisan politics, we need individuals, who are ready, willing, and able, to JOIN together, in order to benefit, all Americans! While we have, nearly always, witnessed some degree of partisan politics, never before, in recent memory, has it been as obvious, and evident, as during the last two - and - a - half years,...

Deeper Life: Kudos for Police in Ogun State Over Isit of Dolapo Osinbajo's Wife

Published:Thursday 12th of September | by Emmanuel Udom

All over the world, it is the business of the police to protect the lives and properties of the people and also tackle criminalities at various levels. Therefore, the estimated 780 serving police officers, working round the clock to tackle criminalities at various levels in Nigeria, with a population of 200 million people, know this too well. Some corrupt officers may pretend not to know this.