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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Old Politicians, New Media and the very clever Trevor Noah



 I'm getting hooked on The Daily Show (again! - but this time, online, from a distance.) 

In this June 2016 episode, House Democrats Stage a Sit-In.  No, really.  A real protest (slash) slumber-party by US politicians over an issue very dear to the hearts of the American people.



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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Remember?

http://www.nationalplanning.gov.ng/images/docs/NationalPlans/nigeria-vision-20-20-20.pdf
Nigeria Vision 2020
We are a people with a vision.  Or two.  :)
Remember this one?  "The NV20:2020 economic transformation blueprint is a long term plan for stimulating Nigeria’s economic growth and launching the country onto a path of sustained and rapid socio-economic development. The blueprint articulates Nigeria’s economic growth and development strategies, for the eleven -year period between 2009 and 2020, and will be implemented using a series of medium term national development plans."
http://www.nationalplanning.gov.ng/index.php/national-plans/nv20-2020
The Federal Ministry of Budget and National Planning houses the above National Plan along with some tracking and scoring mechanisms.
Why then does it sometimes feel as though Nigeria is without a roadmap?  


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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Is this Angola?

These Angolans were arrested one year ago after a book club meeting.
They remain in detention.

Here is the book, From Dictatorship to Democracy, by Gene Sharp. 
I, like thousands (millions) of people, read this book many years ago.
You can too.
What else do you know about Angola?  I know there's this very rich and pretty girl, the president's daughter or something, named Isabel dos Santos, and they speak Portuguese.  Here's more about the government and economy:

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Friday, June 17, 2016

Honouring Keshi


A man of substance.
wikipedia/Stephen_Keshi 
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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Stunting



Globally,
50 million children under 5 were wasted
of which 16 million were severely wasted
- WHO

One of every four children under five in the world today is stunted. 


https://www.nestlehealthykids.pk/kids-and-calorie-intake.php
All the wastin' and stuntin' ... no, we're not rapping about "substances" hehehe, we're talking about malnutrition: 
"The first 1,000 days – from the time a woman becomes pregnant to the second birthday of her child – is the most important period of individual human development. This is the time when the foundation for good physical growth is set, when the brain is developing most rapidly, when the immune system is strengthening. What happens in those 1,000 days determines to a large extent the course of a child’s life — his or her ability to grow, learn, work, succeed – and, by extension, the long-term health, stability and prosperity of the society in which that child lives."

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What is wasting?  What is stunting?  
It's all around us.  :(

Sunday, June 12, 2016

June 12th 2016 ... Where is our holiday?

answer:

No June 12 holiday in Lagos, Ogun, Oyo - PUNCH

Who remembers June 12, 1993?
Here is some history.
Who remembers this campaign ad for SDP and MKO Abiola?


Who remembers what the other party was called?

Is June 12th usually a holiday?  What does it commemorate?  

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Happy anniversary (June 10th)

Super-goalie Vincent and wife Promise Enyeama

They are so cool
 Celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary, in Dubai with their kids.  Wish them more blessings. 
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Friday, June 10, 2016

Nigeria Policy (n) Sustainable Development Goals

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Want more on the SDGs?
More on the school feeding programme?

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Lágbájá and Women! Dedicated to Naijalovers the world over.


It's true!  You're Never Far Away, you're always on my mind.


Did I?
Another beautiful love story, en español y Yorùbá
 
Remember,
Always Respect Women
(Na United Nation talk am)


All that was just the warm up. 
Now, ARE YOU READY??? 

Ti o ba ge gele Skentele, maa ge fila Skontolo.  
Koo mo leh.  Oya like this.  Like that.  That's right!  

Lagbaja, omo baba mukomuko!  Iwo naa ko, Olorun oba lo da re lare. 

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More about touring musician Lágbájá.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Jidenna vs. DBanj

This will take less than ten minutes of your time.  Please watch:
Emergency by D'Banj


Knickers by Jidenna

They're sort of alike, but which is cooler?  

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Saturday, June 4, 2016

It is patriotic and an act of social responsibility to bash the performance of Buhari as president.

http://www.klobaa.com/blog/an-appraisal-of-the-president-of-nigerias-first-year-in-office/
Onoja is fantastically unimpressed and writes: AN APPRAISAL OF THE PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA’S FIRST YEAR IN OFFICE.
I recommend his article.
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Let us read and learn,
and then also try and
contribute and co-operate
so as to do better
for ourselves and our posterity.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Critical of Buhari's administration


Serious!

How Buhari ruined Nigeria in 365 days (CLICK) is funny-sad.  

You have to see it for yourself.
You have to think about it and pray about it, because, well, it is an opportunity to change. 
There's also BuhariWasted365Days and Buhari365Days.  




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Monday, May 30, 2016

The parties

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