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Girls Are Making A Difference…!

Oh yes, Nigeria school girls win the Gold Medal in World Technovation Challenge in the Silicon Valley, San Francisco, United States two days ago. About 115 countries participated in the qualifiers but only 12 teams from all over the world were selected as finalists for the pitch in Silicon Valley.

 

*The Brilliant Nigerian Girls in smiles*

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Nigeria Is In Acute Pain…!

We lit candles every day for lost souls 
‘Cos a mournful dirge is on replay at the background
Vibrating with the requiem that buried our ancestors
Cries of woes float in the air
As the deafening echoes of death 
Drown the great bell at the citadel of miracles
Oh, ye gods
Our land is in dire need of a drastic surgery 
To expunge these cankerous beasts 
The days of slushy drivelling are past
Call not upon the heavens no more
For we bring this curse upon our land
Betrayed by the brutality of a monstrous tyranny 
Our familial landscape wallow in a fetid sea of misdeed 
Look, the mangled bodies of our brothers
The charred remains of our sisters
Look, our children hacked to death
Charred mangled bodies of our parents
The gory sights of charred mangled remains of our kinfolks
Litter in all the nooks and crannies of Nig and Eria
The sacred land is desecrated 
The ground is swollen and engorged to a bursting point
Ouch, the pains are inconsolable 
The recurring elegies are sorrowful 
These besetting nightmares in our land are traumatizing
Pungent, bitter, awful, 
No, this bloodbath tastes horrible and sickening
Ah, when will this lamentation end?
When will this insidious erosion of humanity stop?
When will Human blood cease to flow daily?
This tale of anguish is far from soothing 
The earth is grief-stricken
Her feeble body weep for her suckled offspring
Cut down in their primes by a putrid legacy

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PS: Nigeria has recorded a humongous rate of death in this month of June. Yesterday, a tanker carrying petrol exploded and there was a raging inferno with about 30 cars burnt to ashes… The number of casualties cannot be ascertained yet. Charred and mangled bodies of the dead littered on the highway where this avoidable calamity happened. I couldn’t sleep last night due to the gory videos that circulated social media last night.

This poem is borne out of my low energy this morning.  My only means of venting my anger.

 

Peace and Love!

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Musings From Russia 2018!

It’s time to hang up World Cup appearance by Nigerian Super Eagles. The team recorded a lackadaisical performance in this World Cup. So it’s goodbye to Nigeria from Russia 2018.

Nigeria lost to Croatia at the opening match. They went ahead to beat Iceland in their second match. And same Iceland beat Argentina. But Messi was plotting his way for the match with Nigeria yesterday. Indeed, he brought his A-game against Nigeria. And again, for the 4th time in the history of the World Cup, the Super Eagles succumbed to Argentina in the World Cup. Continue reading

It Was A Black Sunday…!

I woke up this morning feeling lethargic and didn’t feel like leaving the bed. Or even go to work.  Usually, I wake up with positive energy on Mondays because Mondays are like the breakfast of the week.

But this Monday is so different. My body is just not aligned for the day. My energy is sapped and pressed down this weekend because I’ve been overwhelmed with serious flu as well as nauseating thoughts. My weekend was spent sneezing my brain out as I battled with fever, runny nose, chills and sore throat. It was quite serious yesterday.  Continue reading

Photo Of The Day!

Palm wine, also known as “palm toddy” or “toddy,” is a fermented drink made from the sap collected from virtually any species of palm tree. Palm wine is well liked throughout West Africa where some 10 million people consume it nationwide. Its popularity does not end in Africa, however; it is also a common beverage in India, Sri Lanka and the Philippines, among other countries. (Culled from the Inernet). Continue reading