by Ayo Akinfe
Jesse Jackson is another man whose myriad of quotes are a must-read for anyone passionate about advancing humanity
 Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up
 At the end of the day, we must go forward with hope and not backward by fear and division
 If you fall behind, run faster. Never give up, never surrender and rise up against the odds
 Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy; sweat will get you change
 If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it
 In politics, an organized minority is a political majority
 Time is neutral and does not change things. With courage and initiative, leaders change things
 A man must be willing to die for justice. Death is an inescapable reality and men die daily, but good deeds live forever
 Our dreams must be stronger than our memories. We must be pulled by our dreams, rater than pushed by our memories
 We’ve removed the ceiling above our dreams. There are no more impossible dreams
Ayo is a London-based journalist who has worked as a magazine and newspaper editor for the last 31 years. He was the founding editor of Nigerian Watch, the UK-based paper for the Nigerian community in the UK.
He is the current president of Ondo Union UK, the chair of Uncelebrated Nigerian Awards UK and was the chairman of the Nigerian Centenary Awards UK organising committee. He was recently appointed as the Chairman of the Central Association of Nigerians in the UK
He is also the author of two books on Nigeria. Fuelling the Delta Fires is an expose which reveals the depth of the challenges in the Niger Delta, while Black Ladder is a narrative about the life of a Nigerian immigrant in the UK. In addition, Ayo is a columnist for several publishing houses in both Nigeria and the UK.
Ayo has a history degree from the University of Ibadan and I did my post-graduate studies in journalism at the University of Westminster.