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Dame Patience Jonathan: There Was A First Lady (mama Peace) by lalasticlala(m): 3:05pm On Jun 08, 2015
According to Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist, Carl Gustav Jung [1875-1961], personality is the supreme realization of the innate idiosyncrasy of a living being. It is an act of courage flung in the face of life, the absolute affirmation of all that constitutes the individual, the most successful adaptation to the universal conditions of existence, coupled with the greatest possible freedom of self-determination. Personality refers to individual differences in characteristic, patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving. The study of personality focuses on two broad areas: One is understanding individual differences in particular personality characteristics, such as sociability or irritability. The other is understanding how the various parts of a person come together as a whole.

The strength and depth of character of individuals naturally determine the course of events in a country, organisation and, of course, the world at large. In his book, ‘What is History?’ Historian, E.H. Carr, attempts to put in perspective the role of people and personalities in defining and shaping events in a society. While he agrees that the society offers the platform for individuals to achieve set goals, he, nevertheless, accepted that there are personalities whose vision and strength of character have significantly shaped, defined and influenced their respective societies. These include Adolf Hitler of Germany, Mikel Gorbachev of the former USSR, Nelson Mandela of South Africa, to mention but a few personalities whose passion, vision and mind-set radically impacted on the world.

One of the personalities that really defined the Dr. Goodluck Jonathan presidency was the immediate past First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan. For the avoidance of doubt, there had been First Ladies in the country before Dame Patience. It is, however, doubtful if any of them had so much captured national attention as did Dame Patience. A strong and, sometimes, controversial personality, Dame Patience, no doubt, re-defined the office of First Lady, in her own unique way, while her husband held sway at the Presidency. She made so much impression that it might take some time for any future First Lady to beat some of the records she had set.

Popularly referred to as ‘Mama Peace’ by her teeming admirers, Dame Patience was an action First Lady who brought lots of razzmatazz to the office of the First Lady. While the Jonathan led government was still dilly- dallying on what to do with the news of the abduction of the Chibok Girls, Dame Patience would have none of that. With her well-oiled investigative skill, she was determined to help the federal government unearth the mystery surrounding the seizure of the girls. And like the true Amazon that she is, Dame Patience hurriedly swung into action. If relevant security agencies were not going to demonstrate sufficient political will to get to the bottom of the matter, the Dame was going to show them direction.

Thus began an investigative process at the court of Her Excellency. At the end of it all, there were lots of revelations that would have actually helped relevant security concerns if only they had been painstaking enough to follow the lead of the Dame. Courtesy the Dame, we were, for instance, able to know that the Principal of the abducted Chibok Girls’ school attended the investigative show alone. She didn’t come with other key stakeholders who would have made the job of getting information about the missing girls a lot easier. Whatever must have been responsible for this, the truth of the matter is that ‘na only her (i.e. the Principal waka) come’.

Though the Dame resided in Abuja, but whenever she decided to visit Lagos, Lagosians surely felt the impact of Her Excellency’s visit. With the hordes of security details attached to ensure her safety and security, even the deaf and the blind were often aware that a ‘powerful’ woman was in town. On a particular visit to Lagos Island, when the First Lady wanted to say ‘thank you’ to South-South women for supporting her husband, Lagos Island and environs experienced a traffic gridlock that brought a halt to all forms of business and commercial activities for over five hours. Though it was a bitter experience, but Lagosians did not actually complain because they counted it a huge privilege to suffer such temporary hardship in honour of the highly esteemed former First Lady. After all, it is not every time that one gets the rare chance of having a First Lady visit.

One other major highlight of the Dame’s tenure as First Lady was her amazing oratory proficiency. The Dame was a great orator. Her public speaking skill must certainly have made late Matins Luther King and the Cicero of Esa -Oke, Chief Bola Ige, grinned with envy. Whenever the Dame held the microphone, her audience was always held spellbound. She was that good. To her credit, many of her captivating public speaking exploits are available on different platforms in the social media. Consequently, many who are trying to master the art of public speaking are, of course, availing themselves the once in a life time opportunity of learning from this distinguished master of public speaking through the internet.

The soap box is another area where the former First Lady exhibited great dexterity. She was a delight to behold on the soap box. Not even the men folk could match her agility on the soap box where she took on perceived political rivals with the nimbleness of a hungry lion in search of its prey. While on the political campaign rostrum, depending on her mood, she could call upon ‘Amadiora’, the acclaimed god of thunder or Holy Ghost fire to descend on identified opponents of her political leaning. Of course, all is fair in war. At times, when she chose to take things easy during political campaigns, she would tell whoever cared to listen that “my husband must complete his second term because this is our turn”. Of course, you cannot beat such rare logical line of reasoning.

As it has been previously affirmed, the former First Lady had a larger than life image while her reign lasted. As demands for her services grew, she had to take time off her extremely busy schedule to perform the arduous task of a Permanent Secretary at Bayelsa State. Still wondering how she was able to cope with such obviously very demanding schedule? Well, that was what made the Dame tick! She was such a very energetic personality.

If the office of the First Lady were to be an elective position, like Sepp Blatter, the now embattled FIFA president, she could have done four term tenure in office. But then, with several Nigerians clamouring for reforms in our constitution, Dame Patience could someday be the first elected First Lady in the country. Till then, here is wishing Her Excellency Dame Patience good luck outside the corridor of power.

•Ogunbiyi is of the Features Unit, Ministry of Information & Strategy, Alausa, Ikeja

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Re: Dame Patience Jonathan: There Was A First Lady (mama Peace) by madridguy(m): 3:06pm On Jun 08, 2015
1. My Husband and Sambo is a good people

2. The President was once a Child and the Senators were once a Children

3. My Fellow Widows

4. A Good Mother takes care of his Children

5. The people sitting before you here were once a Children

6. Yes we are all happy for the effort,it is not easy to carry second in an international competition like this one – Addressing Press men after Female Under 19 Fifa World Cup

7. The Bombers who born them?wasn’t it not a woman? They were once a Children now a adult now they are bombing women and children making some children a widow

8. My Heart feels sorry for these Children who have become Widows by losing their Parents for one reason or another

9. We should have love for our fellow Nigerians irrespective of their NATIONALITY?

10. vote UMBRELLA and press your finger for UMBRELLA.

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Re: Dame Patience Jonathan: There Was A First Lady (mama Peace) by Ohammadike: 3:07pm On Jun 08, 2015
l love you mama peace

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Re: Dame Patience Jonathan: There Was A First Lady (mama Peace) by Ezenwammadu(m): 3:09pm On Jun 08, 2015
angry

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Re: Dame Patience Jonathan: There Was A First Lady (mama Peace) by Nobody: 3:10pm On Jun 08, 2015
Only you waka come.

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Re: Dame Patience Jonathan: There Was A First Lady (mama Peace) by Princecalm(m): 3:10pm On Jun 08, 2015
many still know what made her popular in the first place.
Re: Dame Patience Jonathan: There Was A First Lady (mama Peace) by Nobody: 3:12pm On Jun 08, 2015
FP pls lalasticlala and let's discuss her kworupt practices
Re: Dame Patience Jonathan: There Was A First Lady (mama Peace) by jeron1(m): 3:12pm On Jun 08, 2015
this is change... @d hearing of d name of PMB,
all saTANist & TANnoids tremble and cry... they
will cry till 2019 and beyond

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Re: Dame Patience Jonathan: There Was A First Lady (mama Peace) by mrpackager(m): 3:16pm On Jun 08, 2015
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LOVE HER COURAGE






*****EVER WONDERED......the main reason behind dat " there is GOD ooooooh

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Re: Dame Patience Jonathan: There Was A First Lady (mama Peace) by themilanway(m): 3:19pm On Jun 08, 2015
grin grin grin grin grin All the eulogising for one person?So tey una quote psychiatrist andpsychoteratist join,all for mama peace.


I nearly think say the woman don finally land for psychia home undecided undecided undecided undecided,thank God say na documentary abi na profile.

Lalasticlala if this topic no reach front page,1k voucher of your choice for you

Madrdidguy bear me witness.(By the way,why you dey bookspace? angry angryWhen you become S B A N member?)

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Re: Dame Patience Jonathan: There Was A First Lady (mama Peace) by Ventura1: 3:19pm On Jun 08, 2015
Mama peace or PISS lipsrsealed
Re: Dame Patience Jonathan: There Was A First Lady (mama Peace) by ritababe(f): 3:21pm On Jun 08, 2015
Princecalm:
many still know what made her popular in the first place.

@There is God Oh

dont luk my signature
#teamlekinz
Re: Dame Patience Jonathan: There Was A First Lady (mama Peace) by iyatrustee(f): 3:21pm On Jun 08, 2015
funny thing is that i am beginning to miss her! embarassed



I voted for change though.

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Re: Dame Patience Jonathan: There Was A First Lady (mama Peace) by madridguy(m): 3:22pm On Jun 08, 2015
LOL

themilanway:
grin grin grin grin grin All the eulogising for one person?So tey una quote psychiatrist andpsychoteratist join,all for mama peace.


I nearly think say the woman don finally land for psychia home undecided undecided undecided undecided,thank God say na documentary abi na profile.

Lalasticlala if this topic no reach front page,1k voucher of your choice for you

Madrdidguy bear me witness.(By the way,why you dey bookspace? angry angryWhen you become Nairaland memeber?)
Re: Dame Patience Jonathan: There Was A First Lady (mama Peace) by Flashh: 3:22pm On Jun 08, 2015
Look at her face like an unrepentant ghost.

Make-up she can't make, just put everything on her face like someone who is fighting a crayon.

She need to go and learn how to makeup from "Aisha Buhari"

Dressing she can't dress, her dressing mentality is very poor, always look too rascal and she called herself "First Lady".

For those who said they will miss her, is better you people follow her.

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Re: Dame Patience Jonathan: There Was A First Lady (mama Peace) by eazisky(m): 3:23pm On Jun 08, 2015
u mean amaechi husband? that woman show amaechi say na she get pothacourt, amaechi will always respect mama Dame

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Re: Dame Patience Jonathan: There Was A First Lady (mama Peace) by vedaxcool(m): 3:23pm On Jun 08, 2015
madridguy:
1. My Husband and Sambo is a good people

2. The President was once a Child and the Senators were once a Children

3. My Fellow Widows

4. A Good Mother takes care of his Children

5. The people sitting before you here were once a Children

6. Yes we are all happy for the effort,it is not easy to carry second in an international competition like this one – Addressing Press men after Female Under 19 Fifa World Cup

7. The Bombers who born them?wasn’t it not a woman? They were once a Children now a adult now they are bombing women and children making some children a widow

8. My Heart feels sorry for these Children who have become Widows by losing their Parents for one reason or another

9. We should have love for our fellow Nigerians irrespective of their NATIONALITY?

10. vote UMBRELLA and press your finger for UMBRELLA.

This is better than the op.

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Re: Dame Patience Jonathan: There Was A First Lady (mama Peace) by opiaoku: 3:24pm On Jun 08, 2015
Ventura1:
Mama peace or PISS lipsrsealed

Ikpu nne i piss grin

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Re: Dame Patience Jonathan: There Was A First Lady (mama Peace) by themilanway(m): 3:26pm On Jun 08, 2015
madridguy:
LOL


The mods are now censoring the word S B A N if you don't space them.I just found out grin grin
Re: Dame Patience Jonathan: There Was A First Lady (mama Peace) by madridguy(m): 3:26pm On Jun 08, 2015
Yes naaaa, when the writer just dey bring so many illustration.

vedaxcool:


This is better than the op.

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Re: Dame Patience Jonathan: There Was A First Lady (mama Peace) by opiaoku: 3:26pm On Jun 08, 2015
i love you peshy kiss kiss

very peaceful and gentle family unlike the ediotss with useless and arrogant children that threw customers out of boutique

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Re: Dame Patience Jonathan: There Was A First Lady (mama Peace) by Mamaflex(f): 3:27pm On Jun 08, 2015
angry
Re: Dame Patience Jonathan: There Was A First Lady (mama Peace) by madridguy(m): 3:27pm On Jun 08, 2015
good move by the mods


themilanway:


The mods are now censoring the word S B A N if you don't space them.I just found out grin grin
Re: Dame Patience Jonathan: There Was A First Lady (mama Peace) by simdam500(m): 3:29pm On Jun 08, 2015
grin
Re: Dame Patience Jonathan: There Was A First Lady (mama Peace) by Princecalm(m): 3:38pm On Jun 08, 2015
ritababe:

@There is God Oh
dont luk my signature #teamlekinz
you are the ond saying it.
Re: Dame Patience Jonathan: There Was A First Lady (mama Peace) by carinmom(f): 3:41pm On Jun 08, 2015
Op Na only you waka come. Chai diaris goduooooooooo!
Re: Dame Patience Jonathan: There Was A First Lady (mama Peace) by phlemzy: 3:43pm On Jun 08, 2015
All this epistle only on dear Mama Peace. Lala na only u waka come for here o.I'm sure even you didn't read it all.
Re: Dame Patience Jonathan: There Was A First Lady (mama Peace) by Dannyset(m): 3:46pm On Jun 08, 2015
Her action in d first pix and her glasses in the second got me cracking.

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Re: Dame Patience Jonathan: There Was A First Lady (mama Peace) by abduljabbar4(m): 3:51pm On Jun 08, 2015
Illiterate shepopotamus+ Otu0ke drunkardd= bad governance

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Re: Dame Patience Jonathan: There Was A First Lady (mama Peace) by Nobody: 3:54pm On Jun 08, 2015
smiley
abduljabbar4:
Illiterate shepopotamus+ President Jonathan= bad governance

Wow!! Not fair na... what did she do to you that's so painful?

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Re: Dame Patience Jonathan: There Was A First Lady (mama Peace) by asumo12: 3:57pm On Jun 08, 2015
Opiaoku cum and put her for blackmaria





tongue
Re: Dame Patience Jonathan: There Was A First Lady (mama Peace) by ugwunneB: 3:59pm On Jun 08, 2015
seriously i love this woman alot, she remain one great woman who stode by her husband all through the stormy period dats is one thing we wnt forget in a hurry




love u mama peace grin and we miss u the action first lady

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