Sunday, August 17, 2014

Spy Story - Lagos 2014

There was a political gathering - this I know because an inexplicable number of new or newish cars of various makes and colours (Kia, Toyota, Honda, Hyundai) were parked in a neat row on the street; a few had party flags/logos inside.  Minor election, obviously.  For a major election, the cars would be black SUVs.  With armed police escorts and bulletproofing and no chance of seeing what's inside.  Anyway... 

There were spies - this I SUSPECT because across the street from the cars, I passed two youngsters fiddling with a contraption of metal and dials.  I couldn't look long enough to be sure; maybe it was safer to mind my business.  
http://www.duxfordradiosociety.org/whatsnew/recent01/recent01.html
Will elections be decided by public vote on issues and manifestos, or by the ground tactics of a few operatives?

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Ebola on top of Boko Haram

You scare yet?  I scare.  
http://www.aems.illinois.edu/publications/filmreviews/chinainafrica.html
Historically, the viral disease Ebola has killed majority of the roughly 2,000 people known to have contracted it.  There seems to be something like an experimental cure now.  We'll be ok.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_West_Africa_Ebola_outbreak
Boko Haram terror continues.  The most devastating episodes have occurred in North East Nigeria, wiping out whole families, emptying out whole towns.  

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Happy 60th Birthday Angela Merkel


She is Chancellor of Germany since 2005, a former physicist, a football fan, and one of Europe's most powerful people.  
https://www.google.com.ng/search?q=angela+merkel&client=firefox-a&hs=xes&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=fflb&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=4hzIU7exHJPQ7Aawq4DQDA&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=882&bih=380&dpr=1.5
See also 
the president of the other World Cup 2014 finalist Argentina - Cristina Ferandez de Kirchner
and the president of host country and semifinalist Brazil - Dilma Rousseff.  
Regarding the third-place winner, 
the Dutch Prime Minister (named Mark Rutte) is not a woman.
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Friday, May 16, 2014

Tears and Joy and Football and Hope - The Saga of Nigeria

Ije Oma / Go Eagles! is a new song and video by Ucee Black.   It will get you in Supporters' Club spirit right away!
In Igbo, Ije is a journey, Oma is good, and so this song is a hope for a fantastic outing for our team at the 2014 world cup in Rio de Janeiro Brazil.

Also, listen to Tears for Nigeria by Ice Prince. We need to stop the violence.
God bless Nigeria.

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

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Do not despise these small beginnings...
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...for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand.
Zechariah 4:10

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