Sunday, October 7, 2012


I was emotionally crushed when i heard the news of the four University of Portharcourt students who were beaten to death. I was at a friend's house when i read it and had to run home to read more about it. The young men were first accused of stealing phones and laptops but the story recently changed (following the tweets of a person who claims he/she witnessed it) that they were cultists/armed robbers who had terrorized the villagers for a while.

I saw the gruesome photos of how these men were stripped and beaten to death and my heart is still drawn to tears whenever the images flashes back in my mind. I have no idea what went wrong or exactly what those young men did that got them to face such an inhumane treatment but i won't meddle words to express my disappointment and devastation that human beings actually did that to their fellow human being.

The amount of hate we live with in this world is overwhelmingly pathetic and there is absolutely no justification for anyone to take laws into their hands and murder someone in the name of "whatever excuse they might want to give as their reason". 

Even if those men were cultists and armed robbers, did they deserve the fate they faced? Weren't they entitled to a fair trial? Those of us capable of such cold action of beating people to death, aren't we equally as wicked (if not more) than the "enemies" we fight against? As for those who stood by and caught all the action on camera, don't even think to yourself that you're any less of a murderer because you could have alerted the police but you chose to stand by and do nothing.

I sincerely pray that Jungle Justice will become a seriously punishable crime in this country, lest we loose more souls to unjust acts of anger and irrationality. I pray that the souls of those young men find rest and their families will have the fortitude to bear the loss, amen...

Thursday, October 4, 2012


A couple of weeks back, news cropped up about Heidi Klum dating her bodyguard and Seal's reaction to the news. I still haven't recovered from my hurt and shock over their divorce as I was really hoping their union would last till they died, but then again, I guess that's life.

So back to the old story; after Photos of Heidi with her bodyguard were released, Seal made a statement that implied that Heidi had cheated/been cheating on him with the body guard even while they were married but Heidi denies being romantically involved with her bodyguard. Ok, let me share his statement, so the things I'm about to say would make more sense:

"To be quite honest, if there is going to be somebody else in their lives, I'd much rather it was a familiar face. I guess the only thing I would have preferred is that. I guess I didn't expect any better from him, I would have preferred Heidi show a little bit more class and at least wait until we separated first before deciding to fornicate with the help, as it were. But I guess you now all have the answer that you've been looking for the past seven months. 

I'm not sure if I'm thinking right o but wasn't it seal who was spotted a couple of days after they announced their divorce, hand-locked with a hot model, his wedding ring off (even after he said he would not remove the ring)? He had been spotted with many other women since then too.

 Did he make this statement out of jealousy, and does he even want Heidi to be happy at all?

 Ok, let's say Heidi cheated while they were married, wasn't it possible to forgive her and try to make things work? I believe that humans are likely to err at any time and when marriage is involved, its not just the person's perfections that we are meant to live with, their flaws form an even greater part of the things we have to deal with and work through.

 Some people feel Heidi's a slut and an embarrassment for "stooping so low" as to date her bodyguard or help, (as seal referred to him as) but my question is, what's wrong with dating someone in a different social class from you? Is it compulsory that a celebrity must date/marry another celebrity? Whatever happened to finding love? Whatever happened to human beings being equal and all?

 Some people even blame her and say she's not a good mum/woman "for not depriving herself of love/happiness for her children's sake" while her Ex has no fault for globe trotting with many other women. (I hope you smell my sarcasm)

 Truth is, it weakens me how people can be so quick to judge without properly examining a situation or giving people the benefit of the doubt. We all stick our necks so high and suddenly become angels when we hear about other people's mistakes, forgetting that we are capable of our own. I'll rest my case at this for now, but be sure that'll be back to say more on a issue like this, very soon.
 Have a lovely day.

Monday, October 1, 2012


Hey, hey, people what's up! I'm in a very good mood today and its a good thing. My beloved country, Nigeria celebrates her 52nd anniversary as an independent nation today and its also a new month. Although some Nigerians aren't really happy today and they don't believe we have any reason to celebrate, others like me are positive and happy about this special day.

I know our nation is in a lot of crisis at this period, we haven't attained the height we deserve and so many thing are out of place but we still have course to celebrate and stay hopeful. Independence day celebration isn't just about measuring how far we should have come, its also about rejoicing over the opportunity for free will. You think our independence isn't worth celebrating? Well you're wrong because even as a human beings, no matter how messed up or stagnant our lives might be we still find course to celebrate and be thankful on our birthdays. We still try to make our birthdays mean something to us.
My dear Nigerian brothers and sisters, today is a day we should celebrate together as a nation. We are grateful that we have the chance to make our mistakes and grow as a country without any other country lording over us, we are grateful for life and that in times when thing go wrong we are able to speak out and correct it. We are grateful for our resources and other blessings, for our democracy which is already showing good signs of growth, for our government officials who we pray for everyday, for our strong will to survive even the toughest of situations and a host of other reasons.

Please, don't just sit in the comfort of your home or office and criticize Nigeria all the way, be that change you want to see. You say you want a perfect Nigeria but are you perfect enough for that perfect Nigeria? Nigeria is you and me. Nigeria is the bond that unites us, the identity we share. Nigeria is our Mother, our baby, our project. Nigeria is the evidence of our existence, the evidence of our capabilities so let not run or turn away from it. Let's stay positive and apply good action to our wishes for Nigeria.

Our nation needs us to be faithful to her and she needs us to thrive and improve. As we celebrate the 52nd anniversary of our existence, let us put aside negative mind sets, and open our hearts to possibilities again. Let our reformation start we us, individually and all other things will fall in place.

I wish you all a Happy Independence Day and a Happy New Month as well. Remember to say a Prayer for Nigeria.