Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Another Crime...

The Rivers State Police Command, on Monday, said on Tuesday that it had recovered one of the vehicles snatched from its men by armed robbers who killed two policemen and escaped with a bullion van.
The Police Public Relations Officer for the state, Mrs. Ireju Barasua, told our correspondent that the command recovered a rifle and a 504 Peugeot station wagon from the fleeing robbers.
Barasua, a deputy superintendent of police, said that the robbers might have acted on information that some money was being taken to the bank in Yenagoa but missed the actual vehicle that carried the cash.
She claimed that although the robbers scattered the bullion van, they did not get the money.
An eyewitness said that the hoodlums, who were clad in red attires, on Monday, fired several shots into the van before killing the policemen who were accompanying it to the Bayelsa State capital.

Na wao...when are these going to end?My people una get the answer?This is a news item from the punch this morning.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Fragile or Failed?

Ehem i don come again! The World Bank recently released an index of 26 Countries which they classified as fragile states, 14 of these were in Africa and once again our dear Mama Naija was among them...OK.This is the background.The report is entitled "IEG Review of World Bank Support to Low Income Countries.These Countries aptly christened LICUS(sounds like "licked" to me) were seperated into 2 groups of "Severe" and "Core" LICUS (yea, thats the group we belong to)..Digression here...i wonder what group i would choose if forced to make a choice!
OK! Back to the story...Naija had as her co-travellers countries like Burundi,Kosovo(Territory),DR Congo,Papua New Guinea, Togo, Guinea Bissau,and even Haiti, Afghanistan, Liberia, Sudan, CAR, Myammar(Burma) and all the rest of the worst.

OK!Let me expatiate. According to the them (World Bank) fragile means that if a country keeps on having the problems it is currently having, it will end up being a wreck...i.e a failed state.The point now Naija not a failed state already?If we can be listed with Countries such as Afganistan, Lalastan,and the rest of them..its a sig of failure...If you still dont get me..well, logout, stand up and look for the nearest bed.Yea, stay there and weep! Duh.
I dont know what u think, but that u ran out of this hellhole to school abroad reads like failed to me! That we had to fly our plane crash victims to South Africa reads like failed to me.That we have to spend 1.3 trillion naira to revive NEPA(Never Expect Power Always) to PHCN(Please Hold Candle Nearby) reeks of failed to me! That we have a Presido and a Vice who can easily engage in a boxing duel if left alone for a minute smells failed to me.That am having tp pay out of my nose just to post on my blog is FAILED.That we still top the corruption index( yea, forget that 4th from below thang) and the polio infestation index after so many years is the height of failure!That we have to invite the Met to help us solve our crimes....That somebody who read Chemical Engineering will go and sit for a bank aptitude test, in a country that is the 6th largest exporter of Crude....i could go on and on.I wonder what you think.But if we are not "failed" yet, then we are a stone throw from that...Share your thots with me. See you when i come back from Bloggistan.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Well Done

Well done wasnt easy, both at Iroko Camp and in my Home Camp...i had to argue everyday with my siblings whether the show is...a show or real! Well done for giving us something to look forward to in the nights and argue about in the day...Check these guys out at

What are the intentions?

Ehem i don come again! But this time it's not with your usual "make-i-say-Hi-to-my-friends" feeling.I just viewed a couple of pictures a friend sent me and am just....seething! I just dont seem to understand what these pictures intend to achieve..i dunno...maybe it's meant to achieve the way am feeling now.Why do we ..uh.."Black Africans" have to be the subject with which The white photo Journalist wins Pullitzers and the rest.Do you think the whiteman really cares.Do they think they can prick the consciences of you and I?What are these meant to achieve? They have a hand in the origin of these..why do they have to ram them down our throats....You dont quite get me...right? OK. I guess am too inflamed to make sense...OK! Tell me how u feel and i will send you and piece that will shock your lashes out of u..I will be back when am saner!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Celebrating me...

Ehem, i salute una! Today i decided to give myself a little time and see what my fellow Naijas are doing.Actually i've been reading blogs for a long time now but i've never really tried to seek out blogs by Nigerians.When i got some google alert in my mail from Deolu's blog..i decided to take a ride. And has it been worth it.You bet! i wish i can have more time to blog and get to know wat all of you are saying....But well the game is on...It just feels so nice that we are here...but the only twist in the tale is that i cant find enough blogs by Nigerians in Naija....We no dey try oo!Na im make i say make i get my own too..not just complaining.Lets spread the word and not let the South Africans beat us to this game again.Tell your friends to get a blog and share his thots in a special Nigerian way...Tell them say na the Koko now...All of u flying the flag are word for it but i will manage "toomuchious".From Mona to Adaure to Dipo to Deolu to Azuka ...infact..i no fit talk again.

To some celebarting me my birthday oo..But am just giving me a breather.Join me...and do same for urself sometime...U can beat the feeling....I dey come!

These enemies of me are me, the dozy me
Foes say, its stupid me they see
Fingers pointed like pistols at me
Its you! its you! eveybody says with glee

I know its me, dont they say its me?
I feel so horrible, i want to pee
My own voice --"traitor voice" says "me"
My friends, they too joined in the melee

The cowrd me, screamed "why me"?
I ran away, afraid of what i forsee
He begged me to change my name, not be me
i declined, refusing to be in me, a refugee

In a voice as cool as menthol, said me
"Lay! dont be nobody's employee"
My bones became weak, my eyes dopey;Oh lazy me
I lay and let the wide world fill me with ennui

If came now, told me if i could be me
If only i could make "If" flee
I could be a better me, be all i could be
Make money and go on a spree

I have great mind, says the real me
Use it and you will be free
I finally got here, overtaking the enemy me
And said,nothing better than being the real me


Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Imagine Me.....

Goodday Guys, I woke up this morning with this song drifting into my ears when i was "oscillating" between those states of wakefulness-dreams-dawn noises-wakefulness...and it has been influencing my day. I helped me kind of let go today of all the excess baggage of yesterday and i just cant imagine its me feeling this way.Its a great song with fine lyrics...Just check it out...Papa is just awesome...Isn't He?

"Imagine Me"

Imagine me
Loving what I see when the mirror looks at me cuz I
I imagine me
In a place of no insecurities
And i'm finally happy cuz
I imagine me

Letting go of all of the ones who hurt me
Cuz they never did deserve me
Can you imagine me
Saying no to thoughts that try to control me
Remembering all you told me
Lord can you imagine me
Over what ma mama said
And healed from what my daddy did
And I wanna live and not read that page again

Imagine me, being free, trusting you totally finally I can...
Imagine me
I admit it was hard to see
You being in love with someone like me
But finally I can...
Imagine me

Being strong
And not letting people break me down
You won't get that joy this time around can you imagine me
In a world where nobody has t o live afraid
Because of your love fears gone away
Can you imagine me

Letting go of my past
And glad I have another chance
And my heart will dance
'Cause I don't have to read that page again

[Chorus x2]

Gone, gone, it's gone, all gone

Hey, c'mon shed that load, it aint worth it...great song