Saturday, August 17, 2013

Baba Obasanjo might just be right....We are Jinxed!!!

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo believes that the country is "cursed and jinxed".Speaking at the 4th Annual Ibadan Sustainable Development Summit, organised by Centre for Sustainable Development, University of Ibadan, in collaboration with African Sustainable Development Network, Baba OBJ made a shocking but true statement.

“We had some people who were under 50 years in leadership positions,” he said. “One of them was James Ibori, where is he today? One of them was Alamieyeseigha, where is he today? Lucky Igbinedion, where is he today? The youngest was the Speaker, (Salisu) Buhari; you can still recall what happened to him. You said Bola Tinubu is your master. What Buhari did was not anything worse than what Bola Tinubu did.
We got them impeached. But in this part of the world, some people covered up the other man. The man claimed he went to Government College, Ibadan, but the governor (Oyo State) went to Government College and packed all the documents so that they would not know that he did not go there. I wanted someone who would succeed me so I took Atiku. Within a year, I started seeing the type of man Atiku is. And you want me to get him there?”
  No matter the opinion you have about Obasanjo, there is no denying the fact that he was spot on. Most (not all) of the younger politicians have disappointed us politically and morally. With Fani-kayode's childish blabbings, El-rufai's double speak, Orji Kalu & Bankole's corruption cases etc.... Am scared Obasanjo might be right: we might actually be jinxed or cursed, leadership wise!!!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

National stadium or National forest reserve


They say pictures tell a thousand story.....

Friday, September 7, 2012

Para-olympians...Thank you for making us proud

Watching our weightlifters at the ongoing para-olympics game has been nothing but delight. These proverbial 'rejected stones' have not only brought joy and smiles to our faces but they have succeeded in restoring our pride as a sporting nation.
Six golds and still counting,including silver and bronze medals bring our total medal haul to 'twelve'-and still counting! I join other sport loving and proud NIGERIANS in saying 'THANK YOU' to these sporting heroes.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Cultural Technology

Saw this beautiful process in motion and immediately knew I'd to capture the moment! Making beautiful craft with crude instrument is a sure sign that we are not from the 'backwaters of civilisation!' If only the Govt. through the various MDAs and LGAs will encourage and empower these women in other to preserve/pass this beautiful knowledge to future generations.

Monday, August 27, 2012

For a better Relationship...a must read

A friend sent me this and I felt I should share it!

My name is Dayo. I’m a typical Nigerian guy and I cherish my Fridays a lot; I get to hang out with the sickest guys every Friday night and secondly, It’s another escape from my nagging and boring wife. I get confused sometimes on whether she’s my mother or my wife. Don’t get it twisted; I love her pieces. It just gets complicated; like I wish we never got married…marriage has turned her into something that doesn’t amuse me. I wish she was still the adventurous, charming, high spirited lady I dated for five years.

A lot of people say its unethical for married guys to be found in a club, but I wish everyone won’t be too quick to judge and understand that people look for fun to run away from their problems; they just want to breathe, like me.

I forgot to say that I work in Guarantee Trust Bank along Lekki, I love my job and my job loves me, maybe its because I’m the senior banking officer. Lol. This particular morning, a lady breezed into my office. My heart raced faster because I had not sighted anything this beautiful in a long while. She wasn’t the typical slender Barbie, in fact, she was a bit chubby but her smile, cuteness and…I was tripped.

“Hi Good morning! Your ATM has swallowed my card!” She laughed, unlike a typical customer that would ram you.

I just tried to form Boss laughter…

“Good morning, You know what? I’d personally make sure they get it out for you, but not today. Can you wait till Monday?” I smiled

“GTB shaaa! OK, can I just drop my number so you could call me up or just text when its ready so I don’t come twice? Please? My name is Nancy” She blinked her eyes in a funny way.

“Sure” I smiled

We exchanged numbers. What a lucky Friday!

So it was 10:00pm and I headed to the club…as usual my friends were chilling for me. My wife had called a couple of times, I just ignored it. She knows I’m never home Friday nights.

“Look at you!” I heard someone say. I raised my head and it was the ATM lady-Nancy.

“Wow, look at you too!” I was surprised to see her but I was happy I didn’t have to wait till Monday to see her again.

“Happy Friday!” She screamed because of the noise, “Wanna dance?”

I didn’t even have the chance to answer, she already pulled me to dance floor. I really suck at dancing but she helped me; she was a great dancer! I had fun! At some point we decided to go to a private area and we talked, ranging from work, business to personal life. I tried to hide my ring as much as possible, I certainly didn’t want this to end now.

“You are a really wonderful lady. You are so interesting…any guy would want to be with you all day” I said.

“I wasn’t always like this but I have learned the hard way that life is just too short to be sad” she sang

Then her phone rang…

“Hey baby! Yeah I’m at the private lounge, I’d like you to meet someone…alright boo” she talked excitedly as usual.

I was in shock until this tall handsome man walks up to her and kisses her.

“You were late. Meet Dayo; I met him this morning, he’s helping with your ATM I told you got swallowed and Dayo this is my B to the O-O,” she laughed “Meet my husband Kolade, we only come here to dance every fortnight Friday; away from work, stress and kids.”

“Wow, a pleasure” I managed to shake him

Then she stood now excitedly holding her husband’s arms.

“Why don’t we invite Dayo for Mimi’s 16th birthday tomorrow?” Her husband said

They have kids too? How long have they been married and they look like a couple just dating!

“Silly me, please come for my second daughter’s 16th tomorrow. It would be an honor” She brought out an I.V from her purse.

I began to feel so ashamed of myself…this was another guy like me, getting it right with one woman.

I collected the I.V and promised to be there.

“See you tomorrow! Have you had something to eat Kolade?” she talked and dragged her husband along.

They left and I kept staring at the thin air like I had seen a ghost. They come just to dance together every fortnight Fridays? Why didn’t I think of that! Temi loves to dance…she also likes long walks, she loves to talk…she loves jazz music, there’s this vivid picture I have of me putting her hand on my chest when we danced at a jazz club on our first year anniversary…I found myself typing all the things I knew Temi loved to do on my Ipad and I realized I had denied her of all…I had made her the old woman she acts.

What the hell was I doing here! I didn’t even tell my friends goodbye, I walked out of the club into my Jaguar. Temi’s call came through and I picked at first ring.

“Temi?” My heart raced

“I know you are not coming home…”

“I am, stay up so we can gist. Been a while” I decided to do everything on that list and to even add many more for the rest of my lifetime with her.

“Are you alright?” She was shocked I suppose

“And I’d like us to go for a birthday party tomorrow. I want you to meet this amazing couple”

“You sound different Dayo”

“Maybe I’m different”

“Don’t say it! don’t say it! when you come we will gist very well” she laughed

She laughed!!! In just that laughter that I hadn’t heard in a while, she sounded like the lady I married six years ago…

Dear reader,

I wrote this natural piece just to remind us that creating memorable moments with our partner matters. Do you know that little things are the sweetest things? Just creating time to gist and laugh with your partner, having a day in the week that’s exclusively for you both-No friends or kids allowed.

Lady, when last have you told your partner he is so darn hot? Guy! When last have you told your lady she is the sweetest thing? When last have you whispered ‘Thank you’? When last have you been quick to say ‘I’m sorry’?

Do you even have a clue on what your partner loves to do?

When you ignore little things, they are the little pieces of rocks that build up to become a mountain you can’t easily break down.

Pay attention to little things, believe that they work and experience new bliss!


Friday, August 24, 2012

The new 5000k note....CBN don't try it

Theannoucement by the Central Bank of Nigeria's plan to introduce the 5000k note made my inside crawl. What on earth was Sanusi thinking? 5000k notes....He must be joking,as a matter-of-national-fact,He is JOKING!
If our politicians and their croonies could milk us dry with 1000k notes,no sane mind would want to
imagine what they will do with a 5000k note. I pray the National Assembly refuses to give him legislative approval,but will they?
National Labour Congress,Save Nigeria Group and other noisemaking activists over to you.

When NUPENG sneezes

An African proverb says: when two elephant fights,the grass suffers.Its obvious that its the commuters that is suffering from this show of strenght between the Federal govt and NUPENG/OIL MARKETERS.
 The federal government should please find a way of settling with 'almighty' NUPENG,who holds the economy to ransom(by going on strike) anytime they dim fit, and also make sure that the oil subsidy thieves do not blackmail them(govt) into paying for service not rendered.