January 2016 ~ Welcome to Obinna Onyenali's Blog Welcome to Obinna Onyenali's Blog: January 2016

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Wecyclers partners LAWMA on waste recycling in Lagos

Nigerian news on waste management in Lagos
Several volunteers and scores of residents came out to clean the environment as part of an effort to drive a cleaner Lagos. The cleanup day in Aroloya, Idumagbo area of Lagos Island was in response to the growing concerns of increase in waste and a further decrease in awareness creation about the benefits of a clean environment and recycling.

Catch a glimpse of the world's best jobs

Making a career choice among the world best jobs
A busy job doesn’t always leave time for the good things in life. Long hours at the office and a near-permanent state of connectedness means family and fun are often pushed down our list of priorities. We’re all in search of the elusive “work-life balance”, so which career paths offer us the best chance of achieving it?

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Smiley: realistic pencil drawing

realistic pencil drawing images

Tag: Smiley
Medium: Graphite pencil on paper
Size:16 x 20 inches

I did this commissioned work for a colleague and the brightness of that smile is quite captivating. One thing about realistic drawing is the 'life' they intend to exude :) View the framed piece after the cut...

Toddler's supplication captured on baby monitor

A 2-year-old baby took time to pray for her family members after her parents skipped bedtime prayers. Watch her praying in the interesting video. What a way to raise a child.

Are you a true friend?

a story of the importance of true friendship
Horror gripped the heart of the World War I soldier as he saw his lifelong friend fall in battle. Caught in a trench with continuous gunfire whizzing over his head, the soldier asked his lieutenant if he might go out into the “no man’s land” between the trenches to bring his fallen comrade back.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Meet the Nigerian graduate who became a millionaire repairing cars

a motivational story on the Nigerian graduate who became a millionaire by repairing cars

The rate of unemployment in the country today is a concern to many, however, if one can just think outside the box, opportunities abound that can help translate the challenge of joblessness to success stories. The undoing of many is the crave for white-collar jobs, which as it appears are scarce commodities. Taiwo Abiri's story is an eye-opener, which should teach every unemployed graduate in the country to look inward, discover your passion and align it with meeting the needs of people. And it won't be belong before the profiting starts coming in.

So let me let the cat out of the bag, read after the cut the story of Taiwo...

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Tension heightens in Imo over workers’ sack

Nigerian news today
The tension ignited by the summary dismissal, weekend, of over 3,000 civil servants by Imo State Government has continued to grow unabated in the state.
Those of them that spoke to Vanguard claimed that despite the directives by labour leaders in the state, all the affected workers said that the state government followed due process before employing them.When Vanguard closely monitored the activities in some of the affected parastatals, agencies and departments yesterday, workers were seen in their offices.
“The state government strictly followed due process, including interviews, before employing us. It therefore follows that if government wants to disengage us for whatever reason, it must follow due process,” a staff that simply identified himself as Chukwuka, fumed. 

Monday, January 18, 2016

Ezekwesili, Falana charge lawyers on corruption, education standard

Nigerian news report on education

According to the Vanguard report, former Minister of Education, Dr Obiageli Ezekwesili has called for an efficient educational system in the country, lamenting that the Federal Ministry of Education lacked an updated data of secondary schools in the country as at the time she took over the helm of affairs.

Ezekwesili, who is also the coordinator of Bring Back Our Girls Forum, spoke at the annual Gani Fawehinmi Lecture entitled: “The Collapse of Public Education And The Past, Present And Future, Prospects Of The Nigeria State,” organised by the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Ikeja branch.

FG to inaugurate National Action Committee on Lassa Fever

Nigerian news on the efforts of the Nigerian government to tackle lassa fever

The Federal Government is set to inaugurate an Action Committee to tackle the case of the Lassa fever outbreak recorded recently in the country. 

Mrs Boade Akinola, Director Media and Public Relation in the Federal Ministry of Health, made this hint in a press release made available to newsmen on Sunday.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Omotola's stunning pencil portrait


I drew this portrait for Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Nigerian actress. It's interesting how I try to strike a balance between blogging and drawing; both are indeed time-consuming. But they are worth it, aren't they? :)

Subject: Omotola
Medium:Graphite/Charcoal pencils/Pastel on paper
Size: 16 x 20inches

Monday, January 11, 2016

2015 Ballon d'Or: the winner is... Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi has won the 2015 Fifa Ballon d'Or beating competition from Cristiano Ronaldo and his Barcelona team-mate Neymar.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year

May your dreams, aspirations and God-given potentials be fulfilled in 2016. I pray this shall be the best of years for you, my blog readers. Never mind, if you couldn't realise most of your goals last year. Once there is life, there is hope to dream again. So stay upbeat because your best is still to come. God bless.