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Sunday, December 27, 2015

Mr. Martin Udogie is this really nice man. Where is he?

https://www.google.com/search?q=upnaira+martin+udogie
Author of How To Read More, former publisher of BottomLine and Radio Host Business Hour / SME Forum (with Fidelity Bank)
Nerd, boss, and very nice guy.
Please help us all find him

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Friday, December 11, 2015

Chicken OR Turkey

https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://thumbs.dreamstime.com/x/turkey-chicken-12935821.jpg&imgrefurl=http://turkeybreastmarusin.blogspot.com/2015/04/turkey-breast-vs-chicken-breast.html&h=267&w=400&tbnid=gEoy42sBk4pLIM:&docid=cqtDvMMuVg6lNM&ei=X5ZhVsK2L8qvaZTtufAE&tbm=isch&ved=0ahUKEwiC4puGqcLJAhXKVxoKHZR2Dk4QMwhAKA4wDg
Vote: #TeamTurkey or #TeamChicken

https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.sptsb.com/WSM%252520Chicken%252520Turkey.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.sptsb.com/max.htm&h=514&w=600&tbnid=Ms9NCK0mi7hYWM:&docid=mpEzs64cUE5WcM&ei=X5ZhVsK2L8qvaZTtufAE&tbm=isch&ved=0ahUKEwiC4puGqcLJAhXKVxoKHZR2Dk4QMwhXKBswGw
Or both?  

Happy holiday season, Turducken gang :)  Yum Yummmm

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Did you know? The Nigerian Constitution + rights and freedoms

The 1999 constitution restored democratic rule to Nigeria [yet again], and remains in force today.
www.nigeria-law.org/ConstitutionOfTheFederalRepublicOfNigeria.htm

The Nigerian ideal, as expressed is the Constitution, is really wonderful:
14.2(a)  sovereignty belongs to the people
14.2(b)  the security and welfare of the people shall be the primary purpose of government:
17.1  The State social order is founded on ideals of Freedom, Equality and Justice.
for example.  More rights here

On the other hand, the reality is that too many are unsafe, poor, and even oppressed. 
Furthermore, the document as drafted is not gender-neutral, it is not gender blind, it mentions marriage and 'woman', and uses 'he' when I presume it means me, you, and others who may not be male. 
See Sections 26 - 29 for instance. 
Citizenship can be gained by marrying a Nigerian male but not by marrying a Nigerian female?  Why?  I reject this asymmetry. 

What do you love / dislike about the Constitution of Nigeria? 

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Friday, December 4, 2015

'Tis the season

Harmattan season, yes, but also the season to give, share, put smiles on faces everywhere.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1lIV4-Lf4vzYk_mMT3O7JG7TlKKCJ8grvc-YW_HpI0Go/viewform
 Slum2School 's annual Christmas in a box is a chance to have soooo much fun while giving so much love this Christmas.  Follow @Slum2School 
 Start here, with the 2015 intention form.
https://twitter.com/Slum2School

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Pope Francis dope yo, all o'er the timeline // watch M.C. Francisco spit so deep so divine...





then things get interesting...
 a brief history of #PopeBars 
Hear Papa rhyme

check this...


check this...
Jump in with your own #PopeBars  

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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Yes to hip-old-new-pop, yes to music, yes

A photo posted by Kunle (@kidkonnect) on












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Sunday, November 22, 2015

30-ish


;) Mixed Doubles ;)
That's (La Princesa) Victoria Kimani with DZRPT hosts (Li'l Queen) Ireti, (Kabiyesi) Kid Konnect, (King Davies) Tec.
 
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Friday, November 20, 2015

Ranti Sings

click to hear and download IWE KIKO
 @RantiMusic : Neo-Soul, Classical, Superwoman
see more

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Friday, November 13, 2015

Yes, Prime Minister

https://www.google.com/search?q=fashola&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAmoVChMI94a25emMyQIVxj4UCh11VQ8e&biw=1333&bih=534
 Former Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Raji Fashola, is named Nigeria's Minister for Power, Works and Housing.

I just want to say, this is hope.

I think his appointment means we'll solve electricity (with enabling laws, with incorporating solar and sustainable off-grid modules; with a real answer, and we'll do it fast. )

I believe it means that there will magically appear a road and/or rail network throughout Nigeria that enables one nation to travel for work or leisure, that there will be adopted a system of maintenance for the same, and that we will forever remember Fashola of Nigeria.

I hope it means a fair home, land, and building system that enables individuals and groups to build wealth and enterprise in a stable and safe society. 

I also want to say that, should the brotha need me, I would (even) move to Abuja to be part of this revolution.
Of course if he already has the people he needs, never mind.  I'll be here campaigning for the split workday / split workweek.
(General idea: How sweet would life be if instead of 9-5, there were two daily six-hour shifts or two weekly three-day shifts?  Everybody gains.  Time, lifestyle, half the traffic, more commerce, longer business hours, better families, greater leisure, flexible time, ...)    
 
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Monday, November 2, 2015

Weather DEBATE: Rain OR Sun

i love heat, it's far better than cold, and i love the sun.
i love water, humidity, and of course i love the rain.
i live in the perfect country for both.
do you have a favourite?


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Saturday, October 31, 2015

new Kahli Abdu music DEBATE

ON THIS SIDE (+VIDEO)
OR
FOREVER AND EVER
 
http://notjustok.com/2015/06/20/chocolate-city-signs-kahli-abdu-vhs-safari-release-new-song-on-this-side/https://soundcloud.com/kahliabdu

Fun Stuff!

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Monday, October 26, 2015

Barbecue DEBATE: Boli or Roast Corn

https://www.google.com/search?q=roast+corn&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAWoVChMI1az6gdLbyAIVAukUCh2N1Q6O&biw=1349&bih=467
roasted/grilled corn-on-the-cob
yum yum yum 
https://www.google.com/search?q=boli+plantain&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAWoVChMI4tCBgNLbyAIVRcMUCh2frARD&biw=1349&bih=467
grilled / roasted plantains
How do you eat yours?

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Monday, October 19, 2015

The good in NYSC

 Source "I remember being so mad when people used to say that “NYSC is a waste of time”. Something in me simply refused to believe those lies and the truth I held on to saw me scaling through the year touching lives and hitting goals."
http://www.bellanaija.com/2015/10/18/frances-okoro-reflections-of-an-ex-corper-on-a-meaningful-service-year/
Frances Okoro served in Ekiti State
"I set out into different schools, speaking and counselling the young ones, inviting speakers to steer them unto the right academic path, inviting trainers to teach them basic skills, fielding questions on relationships from confused young hearts…"

Her conclusion: "my one year in NYSC has taught me that we weren’t created to get all we can… we were created to give out of ourselves, of our talents, of our resources… we were created to pour out and finally die empty. And in pouring out, we find ourselves being refilled."

Did you have a meaningful service year?

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Will malaria ever go away?

http://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21672080-end-sight-one-humanitys-deadliest-plagues-breaking-fever?fsrc=scn/tw/te/pe/ed/end-sight-one-humanitys-deadliest-plagues-breaking-fever
I'm AS (genotype, sickle-cell carrier) and I think I have pretty strong malaria resistance - I usually end up with flu symptoms instead of the full-blown fever.  Lucky.  You? 
"Since 2000, malaria deaths around the world have fallen by nearly half. The steepest drop has come in sub-Saharan Africa, where 90% of fatalities occur. Malaria still kills around 450,000 people each year (see chart 1)—most of them children in Africa."
The Economist has More on how the world is working to destroy malaria FOREVER
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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Boko Haram stories: What our people are going through

Courtesy of UNICEF, you can find interviews and features like this one:
says Gerida, a UNICEF public health specialists in Nigeria: 
One day all of this will be over and in the meantime it’s our job to keep these girls alive and make sure they are prepared for life when peace sets in.
I can't wait.

Do you love depressing stories?  More here.

http://beforeitsnews.com/war-and-conflict/2014/11/nigeria-boko-haram-militants-capture-chibok-town-again-2454696.html
The other day I found out that my parents and many of their neighbours have workers from Chibok.  That is, we have IDPs (IDP = refugee within the same country) right in our neighbourhood, well, in our home. 

I had known this kid for months before I ever asked about his hometown and then he told me about having lost his family, his sisters disappeared.  Real life stuff - all that going on and he always smiles. 

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Saturday, October 10, 2015

What's going on?

What part of the country/world do you live in, do you come from?
www.NewsBuka.blogspot.com
 Introductions

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Friday, October 9, 2015

Awww or Right Now?

It's not a silly question if it's keeping me up at night.

Try and look past how hot Seyi's music video is and how cute Di'ja's is.
(Not. Possible.)
Do you have a favourite?


Right Now, by Seyi Shay


Awww, by Di'Ja

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Kwara is Yorubaland?

Explain this South-West and North-West divide - is it about language and ethnicity or what?  Or are the "geopolitical zones" merely developmental/representational regions based on needs or populations?   

Isn't Ilorin a Yoruba town?   What other languages are spoken in Kwara State?  Do Kwarans consider themselves Yoruba? 

Anyway, one Nigeria. 

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Debate: Dog in the house?

https://www.google.com/search?q=dog+pet&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAWoVChMI1_KU2pCtyAIVRFwaCh3FdAnr&biw=1366&bih=667
 cute, or too cute? 

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Debate: How to lie

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Monday, October 5, 2015

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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Germany taking in hundreds of thousands of new refugees

https://www.google.com/search?q=syria+refugees&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0CGkQsARqFQoTCKec8d2r88cCFS4J2wodHMECHw&biw=1352&bih=493
maybe one million even, 
right away, 
this year, 
up from 30,000
http://syrianrefugees.eu/
 it is a tough undertaking, and many Germans are not happy


 I wish we could help :(

In Nigeria, Boko Haram recently attacked an IDP camp in Yola, Adamawa state (many hours away from the fighting in Borno state) 
? refugees are not safe :( 

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Monday, August 31, 2015

Who are D'Tigers? #basketball

http://www.360nobs.com/2015/08/nigerias-dtigers-win-2015-african-basketball-championship/
WIN! FIBA African Basketball Championship, August 30 2015 in Tunisia
Africa's Champions, on their way to Rio 2016.
Team will next play the All Africa Games, Sept 2015 in Brazzaville, Congo

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Unpaid salaries and one senator's intervention

In one of the hadiths, Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him), said "none of you believes until he wants for his brother what he wants for himself"

It was this brotherly love that motivated me to obey the call of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, to show love and brotherliness to our brothers in Osun.
Ben Bruce is sending his wardrobe allowance to widows in his (Bayelsa East) constituency and unpaid workers in Osun State.
The 8th National Assembly has to put on its thinking cap and devise ways to devolve powers and responsibilities from the federal government to the states(...read more from his letter)

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Monday, June 1, 2015

Transport in the city

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

King Solomon asked for wisdom

https://www.google.com/search?q=solomon+dream&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=EYBdVZXxIceqUf65gJAF&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1239&bih=416
"Give thy servant therefore an understanding mind to govern thy people, that I may discern between good and evil; for who is able to govern this thy great people?" 
It pleased the Lord that Solomon had asked this.
1 Kings 3: 9-10
Solomon's Dream at Gibeon, by Luca Giordano
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Sunday, April 19, 2015

A healthy dose of pessimism

In Why I'm Not Proud To Call Buhari My President, Femi Aribisala discusses the flaws in the March/April 2015 elections especially that the distribution of voter cards / PVCs and PVC-accredited voters, and in the first place of census figures, is rigged.   
He also discusses the limitations of the Buhari product that has been advertised as having answers to security problems and economic problems.  Why has the incoming president not repented from, apologized for, his undemocratic past?

Essentially, a lot of ink has been spent on the bright side.  If you want to think on the dark side of the 2015 elections and the victories of the APC party and presidential candidate, read the longish article.  

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Friday, April 10, 2015

No more.


Enough! with the religious crises.
KhalaS, no more, Boko Haram torment.
Tired of bombs, tears, and death.
Peace and progress only.
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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Oh boy, see relay!

1999 - Obasanjo to run first leg.
O-b-j pass baton to Yar'adua.
From Umaru to Goodluck.
2015 - Jonathan pass baton to GMB
https://www.google.com/search?q=relay+race&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=ArobVarDHtPSaOKFgYAK&ved=0CDEQsAQ&biw=1308&bih=495
Run, Buhari, run.
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...Next time, we want a woman.
http://www.makingofchamps.com/2014/05/15/nigerias-2nd-relay-medal-womens-4x100m-bronze-barcelona-92-olympics/
Our mothers, our sisters, can be the President of Nigeria.
https://www.google.com/search?q=nigeria+olympic+female+sprinter&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=I-QbVdCSIcm6UdDCg5gJ&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1308&bih=495
Nigeria wins.  We all win.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Nigeria...the movie

Politics and society, live, on NEWSBUKA
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Good news or bad, we the people will click
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Friday, March 27, 2015

Love, not fight


take care
city of goons episode 1
a very short film

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Have you made up your mind?


Some people are not voting at all.  
But you are, right?  #VoteNotFight
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Friday, March 6, 2015

Oooh, what a little bullion can do

This is how Nigerian girl and grandma, Folorunsho Alakija became one of the 1,000 richest people and one of the 100 most powerful women in the world:
  • she made dresses, we don't know how many; 
  • she came to lead an oil exploration and production business; and 
  • since God deserves all the glory, she became a born-again Christian.  
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isabel_dos_Santos
I hope she paid the press for this asinine generous biography.

The ability to consistently wear spooky make-up is also inspiring to certain women.  Powerful, inspiring, beautiful - these words have come to mean the opposites perhaps? 
  
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Thursday, February 12, 2015

1990

Europe : Down with the Berlin Wall
South Africa: Mandela released February 1990
WHO: Homosexuality removed from list of diseases.
Boston, USA: Obama elected editor at Harvard Law
South West Arabian Peninsula: North and South territories unified as the Republic of Yemen.

25 years ago

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Forget about PDP and APC and presidential candidates for a minute and listen...

The UBA story: some of us said well, you can't change the country politically, there is a military government in power...but Babangida has given opportunities; so why don't we take a large national institution and see what we can do about changing it and making it better...bringing all those people together was what I was proudest of. And it convinced me, that what I have always believed...you can bring people together from wherever and have them work together and forget their ethnic background;
Extended interviews with Hakeem Belo-Osagie
On Electric Power: There is a fundamental difference between telecoms and power, which makes power more complicated. [For power, we have gas supply, generation, transmission, and distribution all run differently] and for the whole system to succeed all four have to succeed.

On Refineries: There are some countries that can do state institutions, and they do them well. We don't.

On Billionaires: I'm very much against [the] notion that the higher you're on the Forbes' list the more respected you should be. 
Source

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Friday, January 16, 2015

How to Vote

 Decisions, decisions.
Information, and opinions.
(Confessions of a first-time voter)
What do you think?
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Sunday, January 4, 2015

Many Nigerians observe a religion

He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
- The Holy Bible (NIV), Micah 6:8

See BokoHalal tips for simple living.
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