Monday, April 16, 2007


In a landmark rulling today, and further encoraging the growth of the judicial arm in Nigeria, the supreme court ruled that the vice president can contest the presidential elections in Nigeria. This was after the present government declared last thursday and friday as public holidays, apparently to scuttle the ambitions of the vice president and prevent the supreme court from taking a judgement....but they have been disappointed....The supreme court ruled in a day !! Although I'm not so keen on the present vice president winning, but let the man contest, and if he wins, fine and he loses..good.

Peace out!!

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Diaries of a village girl...

I got an email from a friend with this story and It was so hilarious...I was laughing the whole'm still laughing..

From the diary of a newly married village Girl.

Monday:Now home from honeymoon and settled in our new home.It's fun to cook for Tim. Today I made an angel foodcake and the recepie said, "beat 12 eggs separately."Well, I didn't have enough bowls to do that, so I had to borrow enough bowls to beat the eggs in. The cake turned out Fine though.

Tuesday:We wanted a fruit salad for supper. The recipe said, "serve without dressing." So I didn't dress. But Tim happened to bring a friend home for supper that night. They both looked so startled when I served them, I think it was the salad.

Wednesday:I decided to serve rice and found a recipe which said, "wash thoroughly before steaming the rice." So I heated some water and took a bath before steaming the rice. Sounded kinda silly in the middle of the week. I can't say it improved the rice anyhow.

Thursday:Today Tim asked for salad again. I tried a new recipe. It said, prepare ingredients, then toss on a bed of lettuce one hour before serving." I hunted all over the place for a garden and when I got one I tossed my salad into the bed of lettuce and stood over there for over one hour so thedog would not take it. Tim came over and asked if I felt all right. I wonder why? He must be stressed at work, I'll try and be supportive.

Friday:Today I found an easy recipe for cookies. It said, "put all ingredients in a bowl and beat it." beat it I did, to my mum's place. There must have been something wrong with the recipe,because when I came back home again,it looked the same as when I left it.

Saturday:Tim went shopping today and brought home a chicken.He asked me to dress it for Sunday. I'm sure I don't know how hens dress for Sunday. I never noticed back on the farm, but I found an old doll dress and it's little cute shoes. I thought the hen looked really cute. When Tim saw it, he started counting to ten. Either he was really stressed because of his work, or he wanted the chicken to dance. When I asked him what was wronghe started crying and shouting out "why me? why me?". It has to be his job.

lol..for a village girl, she does write well...

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Issues arising....

"Don Imus has been fired"!!! For those of you who don't know who I'm talking about. For the past couple of weeks, theres been a raging inferno in the US after Imus called Rutgers female basketball team, a "bunch of nappy hos"....and unless the definition of "hos" has changed, this isn't a term to be used on air when about 10 million listeners are on...."probably" because the team is made up of mostly BLACk girls..its was unpardonable. Jesse Jackson and Al sharption, two prominent african americans have called for his head all week...and finally today, CBS succombed and gave him the boot!! Good riddance to bad comments. Can you imagine the guy telling the world that he's a "good person" who did a "bad thing"...since when did we begin to call ourselves good because we help out at volunteer camps with black kids(he says he does)....but theres still no justification for calling these women these terrible names on air...It was definitely unacceptable. And to think that he apologized immediately...which seems to be the norm now when people make racist comments and come under fire..they retract their comments and ask for pardon. My opinion is that something has to be shouldn't be all apologies each time..and I'm glad with the outcome. Just because the girls were black and had tatoos doesn't make them "nappy hos", these girls had just lost the finals of the womens basketball championship in the US....and you'd rather not praise them, but insult them.

I hope other broadcasters learn from this, and carefully watch the comments they make on live events. With the perceived difficulties experienced by these enterprising young black womek, who should be praised at all levels...this sort of attitude cannot be condoned anymore. My anger has finally been assuaged, and I hope this serves as a lesson to all.

On a different note, Nigeria is set for elections and the governement has declared two days of public holidays. For those of you not familiar with the tussle between the president and his vice who is contesting to replace the president against the presidents wish...this is to prevent the supreme court from ruling on the VP's suit....which would determine if he can contest after his indictment by a corruption panel set up by the government.....that concluded its findings in approx. 5 days. Things like this makes one wish that the supreme court would give an accelerated hearing on monday, and give a verdict for this guy to contest...though I'm not sure if I want him to win, since that would mean more trouble....but atleast let him contest. Its a free society and anyone can contest. I'm looking forward to monday with high expectations.

Alright peeps, got work to do...peace out!!!Hope you enjoyed reading..

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Bar Adventures...

For all you Man. U fans, I guess today is going to be all drinking after the mauling of Roma...7-1 !!!...thats so outrageous..just makes me wonder if the Roma players were a bunch of high school even my small team here, would not allow

Anyway, it's been quite busy for me with my thesis almost completed...I can't wait to be done with that thesis, I'm so fed up with it now and infact school...and if anyone mentions school again to me..I go curse that person die !! Sincerely, I feel like I've been in school all my life and I think its time to move on...though I'm not even sure what or where I want to be..but I'm 100% sure, I don't want to see the four walls of a classroom for the next few year. I've been hanging out a lot with my friends here since they want to make sure they won't miss me when I graduate, and we decided to hit the bar last nite....i still haven't come to terms with the drinking culture here, its so highly over rated. Ok..I'm sitting with my friends and sipping my Guiness slowly....kai, that thing is bitter, but make e no be like say person no dey try...when this woman walks up to me and begins to touch (or caress) my shirt..I later realised she was half drunk....
Woman:" Oh, I love your shirt....and your skin color, its so lovely, and it blends perfectly"
and being a polite guy, i respond "Oh... thank you", while in my mind I'm silently cursing her "Na so you go thing u go dey curse black people" was so uncomfortable !! This woman must have been in her early thirties..and she continued trying to make a conversation..but anyway sha, suppose the woman hot i for continue the sharp man, but for this one I no want..she no too fine for my eyes and men..the approach throw me off completely.

After leaving for a couple of minutes, she comes back again offering to buy me Tequila, i say "na waoh..which level"..was she hoping to get herself more drunk or me? I apologized that I was alright with my Guinness, but she still persisted...and all the while my friends are all laughing their asses off..and some people at the bar begin to notice the whole drama !!!..yes oh..Drama..which kain tin be this one...who send me come here today...but luckily for me the bar closed soon afterwards...and since then, anytime I go there..i first of all carry out a careful surveilance to ensure she's not there...maybe i go even get secret honestly, it was an experience.....and the worst thing was she was getting married was so ridiculous...but, I had a good laugh afterwards. I hope say i no go meet this woman again..but if i go hear part two.

Make i go write my thesis o still plenty for me.