Jan 28, 2009
Jan 26, 2009
As early as 5:30am on that day,Police charged him for suspected drink-driving.The 21 year-old will appear in court on April 3rd at West London.If he is lucky he will be fined and banned for driving for a year.If not,he will be sentenced to a jail term.
This is not how to be a role model and a worthy ambassador out there.I hope he gets out of this.
Jan 25, 2009
Jan 24, 2009
Jan 23, 2009
Police parade goat as robbery suspect
*For attempting to ‘steal’ a Mazda car
It was a shocking sight yesterday as men of the Kwara State Police Command paraded a goat as an armed robbery suspect.
The goat "robbery suspect"The goat "suspect" is being detained over an alleged attempt to snatch a Mazda car. The mysterious goat, according to the Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Tunde Mohammed, while briefing bewildered journalists at the Force headquarters, is an armed robber who attempted to snatch the said car, Wednesday night, and later transformed into the goat in a bid to escape arrest.
He explained that men of a vigilance group in Anifowose Ipata/Oloje areas of the state capital had chased two armed robbery suspects who wanted to demobilise the Mazda car with the intention of stealing it, and
"while one of them escaped, the other was about to be apprehended by the team when he turned his back on the wall and turned to this goat. They quickly grabbed the goat and here it is.’’ Mohammed said.
The police spokesman said the goat "armed robbery suspect" will not be left off the hook until investigations into the case are concluded.
He also said that no fewer than five stolen vehicles have been recovered by the state Police Command while some suspects were also arrested. Among those arrested, he said was one Idowu Oni of Araromi area of Akure who escaped from Akure Prison.
He added that the escaped convict was arrested in Ilorin after stealing a Mazda 323 car belonging to Mrs. Henrietta Ayijesu.
He also said another armed robbery and rape suspect was in their custody, assuring that the suspects will soon appear in court.
Jan 22, 2009
Jan 21, 2009
Come January 23rd 2008,the world will shift its focus from America and Obamania to The platform of The Cenotaph,Concorde Boulevard,Owerri,Eastern Nigeria where the literary sage and world acclaimed writer,Author and speaker,Professor Chinua Achebe will deliver the Key lecture at the 2009 Ahiajoku Lecture in a climax of events at the Festival of Igbo civilization.The theme of this year's lecture is :Igbo Intellectualism And Development.
"We have to be convinced; we have to be really determined to make Nigeria work",
Jan 20, 2009
Jan 5, 2009
The 'Couple' who had sneaked out of their parents homes on New Year's eve taking along with them Mika's Seven -Year- old sister,Anna-Lena, to be a witness to the wedding,packed bags with summer clothes,toys with provision and walked almost a kilometre to board a tram to Hanover train station before a suspicious Station guard alerted the police.
Anna-Bell told a German Television station in an interview that:'We wanted to get married and so we just thought;'Let's go there.' ''According to Mika ''We wanted to take the train to the Airport,then we wanted to get on a plane and when we arrived we wanted to unpack the summer things and then we wanted to go for a bit of a stroll in the sun.''
The kids who didn't let their parents know about their plans thought they would not be gone for long.
The trio hadn't travelling passports or money.They were pictured at the Hanover Police station beaming smiles that kind of say: 'we don't give a damn about what you think of us.We just love ourselves...Africa,we shall still come visiting...'
Kids!! Where on earth did they know they were they going to in Africa?Just imagine if they had landed in DR Congo, Zimbabwe Or elsewhere in Africa;face-to-face with the typical African kids to whom poverty, hunger,war and death have become usual companions-would they have still admired Africa the way they did that inspired their attempted eloping?
A 44-year-old Australian woman,Rajini Narayan who allegedly doused her husband's genitals with Methylated spirit and set him alight while the poor man was sleeping in December last year,after she suspected that he was having an affair, told a court that :
''I am a jealous wife,his penis should belong to me,I just wanted to burn his penis so it didn't belong to any one else.Its just his penis I wanted to burn...''
Rajini Narayan whose 47-year-old husband,Satish, died on December 27 after suffering burns to 85% of his body, appeared in Adelaide Magistrate court yesterday where she is facing an upgraded charge of murder. This was one anger taken too far.The magistrate has ordered a psychiatric assesment of the woman.A neighbour who visited Rajini in the Adelaide Womens Prison talked about a now sober Rajini who would have ''wanted her husband to live more than anything''.She was reported to have said:''..I didn't mean this to happen.''
Jan 3, 2009
2008 was a year of so many wasted opportunities for Africa. Poor leadership,poverty,corruption and political conflicts/wars largely undermined the continent in the past year.It is hoped that in this new year African leaders will rise to the occassion and give the continent a more purposeful direction.Africans have suffered enough.
P.S:Special thanks to ace Cartoonist Tayo Fatunla for giving me permission to use the above picture from his website.You can check him up here.
Jan 1, 2009
Thank God My Blog is a year and a day old today.Hmmm,see how time flies!
Lots of thanks to all living in this space of ours called Bloggosphere.Sheer adventurism brought me into blogging.I have now found in it an unquencheable passion.These seems to be the very best moments.With an array of interesting Bloggers,varying in styles,contents and all that,I can't wish to be elsewhere.
I must confess that I am still a toddler here.Still learning to crawl the ropes.One good thing here is that you just keep learning and growing everyday.Even when you fall (oops!),you dust up and move on.Times there are,when like a lost kid in need of direction,you stand looking out for the next outstretched helping hands.Or like the proverbial Lizard that fell from the heights,you give yourself the part when nobody does.
As a Blogger,you must cross paths with or depend on other bloggers.You can't be in this space all alone.There have been some real nice Bloggers who have given me all the support and encouragement to get to this point.I am greatly motivated by the encouragement I always get from this very special Angel in the form of Standtall-The Activist.She is such a great inspiration not just to me but to a whole lot of us here.For this and so much more I say: THANKS!!!
Year 2009 is going to be a much exciting experience.