Thursday, 26 February 2015

What would you do?

There are things that are a no-no when it comes to play tools for kids...But this just dropped my jaw!...What would you do if you discover your child has done this to your travel passport?....I'd take mine to Picasso school of arts! hehehhe!

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Former Nigerian President Shehu Shagari is 90!!

Nigeria's former President Alhaji Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari celebrated his 90 years birthday today 25th of February 2015. The"Turakin Sakkwato" served as the President of the second Republic between (1979-1983). He was joined by President Jonathan and other ex Heads of State including Chief Ernest Shonekan, Gen. Babangida, Gen. Yakubu Gowon and Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar to celebrate the birthday which held in his home in Sokoto state.

Congratulations Baba Shagari!

Today's wise saying

'If the poor cannot sleep because they are hungry,then the rich cannot also sleep because the poor are awake'- Nigerian saying

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Diezani graces Financial Times

My admiration for Nigeria's Petroleum Minister and first female president of Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Diezani Alison-Madueke grows fonder as her image stares at me on the cover of today's edition of Financial Times. 

The Honourable Minister's image is feature in her capacity as OPEC President. The oil cartel organization might be calling for emergency meeting of member countries soon, if the falling price of oil is unabated, as this has attendant economic implications to member countries. 
I am not only an admirer of this beautiful amazon but also draws inspiration from her career life. Ma, when I grow up, I would love to be like you professionally! (lol). 

Monday, 23 February 2015

New Video: P-Square ft Don Jazzy in ‪'‎Collabo'

These boys don't ever disappoint...Enjoy! ;)

Africa has a lot to offer

Mo Farah, British 10,000 meters champion and USA based athlete was in Ethiopia for seven weeks of altitude training. He left the high altitude country to Sainsbury's Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham where he raced 2 miles in 8 min 3.40 sec setting a world record first time in his career. The athlete declared 'I am definitely in the best shape of my life.' 
My take in this story is that Africa resources can rule the world.

Automated Teller Machine inventor honoured

Though not with cash: James Goodfellow, inventor of the Automated Teller Machine (ATM) and the Personal Identification Number (PIN) technology has been bestowed with an honorary doctorate in his home town of Paisley in Scotland. The 77-year-old who developed the first 'hole in the wall' in the 1960's was at the University of West of Scotland to receive the award. He said: "the fact that a technology which enjoys world-wide usage originated here surprises a lot of people, but it shouldn't. Paisley always had a reputation for originality, hence the saying, 'Keep your eye on Paisley'". 
List of inventions from Scotland seems endless.

A caption from the past

Photo credit- (SeeMeSeeNigeria)
Here in this picture is the First Republic Minister, Okotie-Eboh, 1956. He was nicknamed Omimi-Ejoh, Ejoh bilele meaning (the man with long feature & flowing wrappers). Waoh..That is some yards of wrapper there! Wonder why the young lad had to tie it to his neck though?

Today's Wise Saying

"If the masquerade over stays in the village square,children would start throwing sand at it."-Nigerian Proverb

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Black Women in Hollywood Awards

Lupita Nyong'o presents the Vanguard Award to the cast of Netflix's "Orange Is the New Black" at the Essence Magazine's eight annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards. The Mexican -Kenyan actress is photographed with Adrienne C. Moore, Danielle Brooks, Laverne Cox, Lorraine Toussaint, Samira Wiley, Uzo Aduba and Vicky Jeudy. 

In an acceptance speech, Danielle Brooks said “We've all been told we’re too tall, too fat, too black, not woman enough,” Brooks said. “I've learned we’re right the way we are. … I hope we continue to inspire people with all we are and the essence of who we are.”

Yaaaay!!!! Black girls rock!

Your TV might be the gossip

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I can recall one or two African literature I have read portraying scenes where a character reminded others in the scene that 'walls have ears'. But can't remember any of the scenes had a Television not to talk of a Smart TV in the description. 

Anyway, Samsung have warned users of its Smart TV of the nature of their discussions before this product as third party could listen to conversation in front of it through a voice recognition attribute of the television. Anyone accused of gossip now have a alibi?

Ugandan AWOL players surface

I don't know how Ugandan sports minister who promised to 'find them and make sure they return home' deal with the surfacing of two members of his country's contingent to Glasgow Commonwealth 2014 who absconded after the game. The rugby duo are now playing for St Peter's RFC in United Kingdom. The club chairman said his outfit has satisfied procedures to make them players in his team.

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Are you still using old model Onion?

Probably thinking there is typo error in the headline? Nope, you read it right. ASDA, British retail giant raises the bar with introduction of red Onion that left neither teary eyes when cutting nor poor breath upon eating. This is the outcome of 20 years research. 

Are you sure now of which model of Onion you are still using?

Cancer operation turns British millionaire author impotent

'You can still get the feeling, you can still get the urge but can't do anything about it'. These were the words of British author Lord Archer whose wife's encouragement to have check-up led to him to being diagnosed with cancer. Corrective operation however left the £130m high net-worth writer short in bedroom department.

Women need to tell us how they will deal with this situation if they are in the wife's shoe.

Malcolm X: 50 Years on after assassination

On this day 50 years ago, Malcolm X, an American human right activist and a Muslim minister was assassinated. Born on May 19th 1925 as Malcolm Little but later changed his name to El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz.
The month before he was assassinated in 1965, he was asked in an interview with Jack Barnes and Barry Sheppard on January 18, "What do you think is responsible for race prejudice in the US?" Malcolm responded, "Ignorance, greed and a skillfully designed program of mis-education that goes right along with the American system of exploitation and oppression... So, it takes education to eliminate it. Just because you have colleges and universities, doesn't mean you have education. The colleges and universities in the American educational system are skillfully used to mis-educate."

His assassination still has so many unanswered questions.

Today's Wise Saying

"A child who keeps the mother awake will also not slumber" -An African saying

"No" is not over

'I've been told "no" so many times in my career. It doesn't mean it's over' - Rita Ora

Fire touches Dubai residential skyscraper

One of the world's tallest residential building- The Torch in Dubai sadly lived up to its name when inferno broke out on the 50th floor of the 79th-floor building, delivering a torch of light to the City space. Alarm went off at about 2:00am local time. The building and adjoining skyscrapers were evacuated. Fire men were able to put out the fire as well. Reports are still sketchy about the cause of the fire.

Will bring you more details.

Friday, 20 February 2015

Just before you judge: A woman's dilemma trying to use a disabled toilet, writes an open letter.

In her bid to answer nature's call, Samantha Cleasby 33, who is battling with Inflammatory Bowel Disease but by her physical appearance does not in anyway look disabled. The mother of three from Sheffield was confronted and embarrassed by a woman for using the disabled toilet. 
Cleasby later wrote an open letter addressing the woman and also the supermarket worker who laughed at her noises whilst in the toilet.
Cleasby wrote;

Rolling out the drums for Robert Mugabe of Zimababwe

As the Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe turns 91years this weekend, plans are on gear to throw a lush party at a cost of $1 million including games involving animals as referred on the menu. I'm sure the whole Zimbabwe would be agog this weekend.

What are your thoughts?

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Today's Wise Words

"The lizard could not scratch its buttocks due to complains of its short hands."- Ibo sayings.. hehehe..Thought its funny

Flower named after Sir David Attenborough

One of the world renowned naturalist, Sir David Attenborough is being honoured by naming a wild flower after him.

Tim Rich together with other team members found the wild flower in the Brecon Beacons, Wales in 2004. After 10 years of research to establish the flower is new to science, Rich has come into conclusion by naming the wild flower Hieracium attenboroughianum (Attenborough's hawkweed).

This is an honour well deserve. Congratulations Sir Attenborough.

Costa Concordia's Captain jailed

Captain Franscesco Schettino, the captain of Costa Concordia cruise liner that submerged in 2012 after hitting a granite reef off Italian island, following  attempts to impress his mistress  has been sentenced to 16-year imprisonment.

The liner had 4,200 holiday makers on board at the time of the incident which resulted in death of 32 passengers. The captain was found guilty of fleeing the ship amongst others charges.

Korean Air's former executive jailed for violating aviation safety

Cho Hyun-ah, the former Korean Air executive who was in the news recently. Remember the story? Read here to refresh, is in the news again.

This time, a Court in Seoul has found her guilty of violating aviation safety law and has therefore sentenced her to 1 year in prison. 
I must confess that I was shocked to hear the sentence. I hope a lesson or two is learnt from this.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

The 'great fall' of President Robert Mugabe

The Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe was caught on a film when he had a great fall in public. The 90-year-old leader was speaking to group of supporters in Harare when he missed a step while trying to get to his car. Some photographer who were there captured this fall and however got told to delete the pictures by security force.

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

North Korea Generals and their medals

Wondering how they earned those medals?? Me too!

Mrs Jonathan's Address

Spot a blunder?

Taofick Okoya's Queens of Africa outsells Barbie

The first time I saw Taofick Okoya on TV talking about his dolls, I paused to listen and I said to myself that the idea would take him places. After a while, I wondered why its taking long to see the commercials everywhere and voila!! He's finally out with a bang. His dolls has outsold Barbie, selling up to 9,000 units a month with an astounding 15 per cent of Nigeria's toy market.

Taofick said in an interview with that among many demands, he gets orders from countries like Brazil, Ivory Coast, Europe and America. He still feels his brand is yet to make it. According to him "until it reaches every child of African decent all over the world and is a symbol of pride by making them appreciate who they are as an African."

Well said!

More pictures after the cut;

Jordan puts jihadi terrorists to death to retaliate the burning of pilot

The Jordanian government has taken revenge for their murdered pilot by the Islamic State militants. This came as a swift response to the barbaric video released showing how the pilot was burnt to death alive in a cage. Jordan has put to death two ISIS-linked prisoners, including female suicide bombers, Sajida al-Rishawi and Ziad al-Karbouli, who have already been hanged.
These executions were triggered when gruesome images showing Jordanian pilot surfaced after the pleas from families and friends for the pilot's release fell on deaf ears of the militants.

Today's Wise Words


Topshop ordered to pay Rihanna's £1m legal bill

The last seems yet to be heard in the legal tussle between Rihanna and high street fashion retailer Topshop over the unauthorised use of her image in a £22 t-shirt. The latest is that the retailer has been ordered to settle the singer's £1m legal bill while pursuing the case.

Bobbi Kristina Brown's Husband blamed for turning her against her family

As pleas for prayers for Bobbi Kristina Brown is still going on for her quick recovery, her purported husband Nick Gordon, have been accused of turning her against her family.
Mr Gordon was accused of threatening the late Whitney Huston's family members especially the sister-in-law Marion 'Pat' Houston while trying to get a greater share of Houston's wealth documents. Mrs Houston is the executor of the trust fund the late musician set up to take care of her daughter.
The woman is said to have been threatened repeatedly after she refused to increase the youngster's monthly allowance. 

There is just so much happening around this young lass..I pray she gets well soon.

Tuesday, 3 February 2015


This is for those whose guilty pleasures are chocolates. lol.

An Indian woman molested in a flight by a businessman, cries out

This video of a woman publicly shaming a businessman has gone viral. He allegedly molested her on an IndiGo flight in India. In the clip, the voice of a woman can be heard shouting at the man sitting behind her while video recording him at the same time. In his replies to her accusations, the man replied saying: ‘I am sorry about it, please forgive me.’ which she furiously replies: ‘Why, I’m sorry I’m a girl, please forgive me.’

I think justice should prevail..'Please forgive me' is not enough. This abuse has got to stop!!..
Go girl you are brave!!

Monday, 2 February 2015

ASDA's 50 signs of being a mother

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ASDA, the 2nd largest supermarket chain in the United Kingdom in a recent survey came up with the below list as signs of being a mum. Mothers, do you agree or disagree? And how many box(es) do you tick? 

1. They long for a lie in

2. Have a photo of their children as a screensaver

3. Rush everywhere

4. Know all the words to popular kids TV theme tunes

5. Are permanently knackered

6. Always have a pack of wet wipes to hand

7. Can function on very little sleep