I am on a mission to make one life better at a time and change the world positively. TV Talk Show Host,Teacher, Speaker, Writer, Campaigner, Consultant. I love people deeply and hope to make a positive impact on the lives of the less privileged.
Have you ever watched The Lion King and had it interpreted by an elderly person? Youngsters enjoy the sound-track of the movie and play over and over. But the music moves old people. It evokes Nigeria and Africa so much for them, more than anything else can. They see Africa through the ages; the darkness of the universe before day one of creation. They hear sadness and (too little) hope in the narrative of the music rather than the meaning of the lyrics.
In my teenage years, I was enthralled by the bearing of prolific writers such as Fr. Mathew Hassan Kukah (now my Lord Bishop), Edwin Madunagu, Fr. Gabriel Osu, Reuben Abati and many others who wrote wonderful columns again and again. Even though I never read any of your pieces, I was reliably informed that you were a good writer and journalist.
The news about lives lost to herdsmen in Benue State left me wondering if it wouldn’t be best to lease Nigeria to Botswana, Tanzania or any other African country that does not tolerate gangs of unwashed thugs holding it to ransom. I voted for President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2015 presidential elections and so feel entitled to vent my spleen on him for the way he is currently running the affairs of this country. Especially as it concerns the security of the nation.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".