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

NewsBuka NewsBuka News Buka

Do not despise these small beginnings...
Newsbuka today
...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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Monday, April 21, 2014

How do you vote?

One year in uni, I had a tough choice in voting for the Student Association leadership.

 Access
One pair of candidates came from my community i.e. both candidates were fellow engineering students.  Since I saw them every day, they could easily be reached with feedback and would altogether have interests aligned with mine.
 Homeland
One pair included a Nigerian, even if both candidates were from another clan on campus - business.  I don't think engineers really trust business people for they bamboozle with talk and appearances even if they won't do any real problem-solving :) but I suppose blood is thicker and I should support my countryperson when on foreign soil?  
Victory
The third pair was from the college of arts and sciences, the biggest college in the school, and was definitely going to win because well, Arts and Sciences owned the heart of campus, geographically, historically, demographically, etc.

Which pair did I give my vote?  Access, Homeland, or Victory?
Which would you have voted for? 

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Talk-Talk in Abuja

Two important conferences began yesterday.

1. The National Conference (see list of delegates, see news updates) is three months long.
Topic: Articulate and possibly Resolve Nigeria's Constitutional Challenges...but we're not splitting up. 

2. The 20th NES, Nigerian Economic Summit is three days long. 
Topic: Education.  Will push for permanent structural changes that would allow the development of 21st century skills in Nigerian children.

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