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The last time we were here, I shared a bit on Nigerian musicians and how they’ve fared so far. We had the pleasure of strolling through the careers of some brand icons like D’banj all the way to MI. Today, I shall attempt to wrap this up with my spotlight on a selected few.

Come along now…

Hello beautiful people of Nigeria,
Today, we are going to be talking music; Nigerian music.
 
I actually consider myself an authority when it comes to Nigerian music, this is because I have a keen ear and the God given ability to recognize good music when I see or hear it. You may not agree with everything I would say here but if you’re honest with yourself, you’ll spot the truth in the midst of my jest. Let’s proceed shall we?

Hey guys, Today we shall not be talking politics or about any of the many things happening in the polity at this time. We shall switch gears and ease into some man/woman/relationship type scenario.
So I was gisting with a friend of mine who was describing his recent-ex-girlfriend's post-break up behavior. (Basically how you behave when you just break up with someone) From the gist, it appeared she secretly hopes he becomes a failure in life and/or future relationships... ...

The last will and testament of the Swedish philanthropist, chemist, engineer and inventor, Alfred Nobel, established the Nobel prizes in 1895. These annual prizes are conferred on carefully selected individuals annually.

Those who win the Nobel Prize are recognized for their outstanding and exceptional achievements in a particular field of human endeavour. They must have contributed something extraordinary to advance humanity.

A recent declaration by the Director-General of the Legal Aid Council, Mrs. Joy Bob-Manuel that the body was committed to justice was a turning point for me. The declaration prompted me to do a search on the activities of the council particularly because the DG hinted that the council is keyed into the transformation agenda of President Goodluck Jonathan.

Nigeria is the natural leader of Africa. For decades, our dear country has been Africa’s foremost producer and 8th world largest exporter of crude oil to the international market. Nigeria is strategically located to take advantage of modern forms of transportation to enable her participation in cross-border trade, and build a virile domestic economy.

These past months, we have all lived in fear. Although respite is within sight, with the declaration of state of emergency in three volatile states of the north, we cannot all forget in a hurry the deluge of violence that has claimed many lives and led to wanton destruction of property in our nation.

“The President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, has just brought another dummy called state of emergency from his security chiefs.”   – Aliyu U. Tilde, Premium Times of Tuesday, May 14, 2013. 

When an article starts in the tone of the above, we most certainly expect another “masterpiece” from yet another “ingenious” social commentator and columnist.

Si hau tins de waka
Ol di "tree" de shek
Ol di pipul de "clap"
De se dia "tree"
Get wota.

Recently the Senator representing Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Senator Aloysius Etok made the news for the wrong reasons. On a good day, the Senator is very reticent, hardly vocal on national issues or issues affecting his senatorial district.

Mental health remains a largely invisible issue in policymaking and implementation arenas.  A policy was developed in 1991; its implementation has been cursory at best.  At the national level, there is no currently clear articulation of a direction or strategy on mental health, much less on dementia.  Lagos State has also articulated a policy, though it reads more like a statement of intentions, containing very few specifics.

It was commonplace for political and social commentators ‘’running commentaries’’ on Nigeria to harp on the depth of the nation’s potentialities believing that it will provide a ready tonic for the gingering of its politics towards the path of reaping identified potentials for the good of Nigerians. 

Everywhere you turn to, there’s a reference to the new phrase in town. “Oga at the top.” I’m pretty sure Mr Obafaiye Shem had no inkling of what his Interview on Channels TV would cause. The Lagos state commandant of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC) was guest on “Sunrise” and was asked some questions relating to the website of the organisation.

The writer draws his inspiration from all sorts of things and circumstances. The mere encounter with a scene, the innocuous remark/side-comment made by someone else etc, could trigger a writer into an outpouring of lines that ultimately baffles any including the writer.  With mind made on a subject matter, a writer may change to writing on a completely different issue from what was originally intented.

Akwa Ibom State was in focus in far away Accra, Ghana penultimate week when people from the private sector and the government gathered for the launch of Hope City. Hope is an acronym of Home Office People Environment. It is a cluster for Rlg ICT Park, focused on Information Communication Technology.

…Your heat is killing us please!
Today, we are going to discuss a disaster that is quietly looming over our heads yet no one is saying anything about it. Well, there are the side comments and murmurs; however, you don’t boil water by looking at it. This can be proven wrong though.

Traditional sex positions tend to get a bad tap these days, and understandably so; they have a tendency to get old rather quickly. You may be surprised, however, to learn that these classic sex positions can be turned into something hot and altogether fantastic with just a few minor adjustments.

Come Thursday 14th March, 2013, Prof. Bolaji Akinyemi would lead a theme
of Nigerian Scholars... and numerous state governors, traditional rulers to Minna to brainstorm on issues of indiscipline, corruption and disregard for rules and regulations in Nigeria.