This is the 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development to replace the MDGs.

Remember the MDGs enacted back in year 2000? Were we even able to achieve all 8 goals?

In September 25th 2015, New York hosted 193 countries in adopting and endorsing some set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new Sustainable Development Agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years.

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World Ozone Day

World Ozone Day






Today (16:09:2017) is the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer.

As we celebrate the World Ozone Day today, it’s good to refresh our memories on the importance of the ozone layers in our atmosphere.

By definition, ozone is a gas composed of three atoms of oxygen (O3) which occur both in the Earth’s upper atmosphere and at ground level.

At the ground level, it is called the tropospheric ozone (bad Ozone) while at the earth’s upper atmosphere, it is called the stratospheric  ozone (good ozone)

The stratospheric ozone occurs naturally and protects the earth’s from excessive insolation from the sun. The tropospheric ozone occurs as a result of chemical constituents that forms from the burning of fossil fuels amongst other green house gases which helps to trap solar radiation which increases the average temperature of the earth.

As we celebrate and relish the commitments of nations present at the Montreal protocol of September 1987 with about 46 signatories, it is important to continually uphold the pact by always considering the fragile nature of our environment over economic gains as we develop.

As individuals and earth inhabitants, we can play our part by planting trees and imbibing the principles of sustainable development in all we engage in.

Remember, we have to manage our resources in a way that the chances of our generation yet unborn will not be jeopardised. Likewise, let nature’s dynamism stir your imagination.

Happy World Ozone Day celebrations.

#WorldOzoneDay #Sustainability #Environment



By praise Etoh

You have counted times without number how you have tried but failed, to add to injury, people who you have trusted say to you i have told you; you cant make it. that’s a big lie! for the only person who can stop you from achieving beyond where you are is YOU.

You alone can stop you” 

Most times, we look down on ourselves. How then can people look up to us? you have to discover who you really are to think beyond the normal and ascertain to get there.

You are beyond where you are, for every stage in life is a starting point to another level if only you can look deep within you.

As a man thinks so is He; WHAT ARE YOU ALWAYS THINKING OF?

“Let no man limit you; you have equal space at the top” 

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By Praise Etoh

It was a Thursday morning, 7:30a.m. I felt too lazy to drive my car, so my son booked a taxi. In five minutes, the taxi reached at the entrance gate, waiting for my arrival. I just saw the cab number and entered inside the car. I was so busy that I didn’t pay any attention towards the driver. I was searching for an important paper from my leather bag, so instantly said, ‘Please, go quick! I’m in a hurry!’

The voice came, ‘Yes, Sir!’

I was literally surprised when I heard a female voice! I stopped my work for a second and looked at the driver. The driver was a young lady. Maybe, around thirty or thirty-two! For the first time, I saw a lady, driving a taxi!

The car was running on the national high-way towards the destination. It was quite a distance from my home. She was driving perfectly well. Hundred times, I had travelled in taxi, but never I saw any lady, driving a taxi! I didn’t know, why I became so enthusiastic to know why she had chosen this profession. I started the conversation,’If you don’t mind, can I ask you some questions?’

‘Yes, Sir! No problem.’

‘I guess, you are well qualified!’

‘Yes, Sir!I have completed my education. I have done my MBA course.

‘Oh, wow!!! Why did you then choose this profession, instead of going for an academic career?’

I could see her face in the rear view mirror. She smiled and the way she expressed her views, I was really amazed!

Very politely, she said, ‘Driving was my passion from my childhood, sir! Of course I do respect each and every job. In this case, at least I fulfilled my desire! I love driving! I don’t mind for big or small job. I wanted a job where I can get satisfaction. I got offers from m.n.c but this one I preferred because I like it! I know, I can’t get enough money out of it, yet as I told you ‘I love driving’!That’s it!’

‘But, are you not scared of any danger? You know, there are some people who create problems for ladies.”

With a smile, she answered,’We can not give up our living just because of a few trouble makers! By the way, which zone is danger free, Sir? Once we are out of our homes, we must prepared to face problems.’

‘Of course, you are absolutely right!!! Nowhere is safe, but yet…’ before I completed my speech, she chuckled and said,’Sir! As long as I am getting humble and gentle passengers, I have no problem but every time I may not be that lucky! If ever that awkward situation comes, I will see! Why should I give off my hope just for an uncertainty?’

Frankly speaking, I was totally flattered with her bold answers and especially her brave heart and courage!

Within our conversation, we already reached at the destination. I was so delighted that I couldn’t resist myself, said,’May God bless you, my dear!!! I am proud of your noble thoughts! Keep going!’

She smiled at me with gratitude and slowly pushed the accelerator to move forward. I had enough work to do but unconsciously my mind was fully occupied with her answers and I thought,’Truly, how fast ‘Time’ is changing! There was a time when girls were choosing only prestigious jobs, once they were highly qualified but how easily this girl defined the boundary of ‘job’ within two words ‘self satisfaction’! Let the rest of the world deeply understand the importance and value of ‘the flow of time’!

(C)Ajiri Etoh


Fojen FoundationBy William Bright-
Majority of students who graduate complain there is no job out there. Maybe not majority, but at least a significant amount of graduates do. Companies complain that these graduates aren’t employable, Universities complain these students were un-serious and not ready to advance themselves. But did they ever sit to ask the question whether they prepared us well enough for this after school life of insecurities where your certificate and skills define you? No! They haven’t, they don’t, but I hope they start soon. Because the more this goes on, the more we have to depend on Programs such as THE CORPORATE YOUTH INITIATIVE organized by the FOJEN FOUNDATION of FOJEN POTENTIAL LIMITED to be half or near half as qualified for the outside world. I’m not saying this is a bad thing, in reality these are the type of programs that prepare us for that “school after life”. My point? #TooMuchTheory TooLessPractical #FojenPotential #FojenFoundation 
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