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July 24, 2008


I have to say this quickly; do you watch So You Think You Can Dance? Okay, the black chic in the top ten; her name is Comfort; she is Nigerian. So VOTE VOTE VOTE for her. She is the BEST female hip-hop dancer in the history of the show…she is talented and most of all, she is repping the green white green so vote.


Good morning. Many odd things have been happening. Well, I shouldn’t say odd…I suppose funny in a weird way. For instance, yesterday I was in a bathroom stall and a girl was talking to herself saying “YES, YES, YES”. She kept rambling and didn’t even realize that someone was in the bathroom…idunno, I thought that was funny. So what’s been going on with you guys? I lot has been going on with me…too much to talk about actually. I will be spilling the beans gradually but not today.  Well good news on one front, I am OVER QUALIFIED, so if you know of a gig with a title of CEO on it, shoot me an email so I can apply.


So what’s really good in Nigeria of late? Hmm, lets see;

·          Employment Update – Banking is THE-GIG in Naija now. Of course you already knew that. BUT did you know that Nigerian Banks are hiring Medical Doctors for top management positions? They probably figured that they will need physicians on hand when shit hits the fan. Banks are just hiring kaakiri…ka shi ma wo.


·          Looting Update – The House of Representatives Committee on Finance has discovered a total of N1.5 trillion that Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) failed to remit to the Federation Account between 2003 and 2008.  Apparently, NNPC generated a total of $77.031 billion and of it they remitted $56,222 billion to the federation account. Where did the rest go?


·          Currency Update – The Central Bank of Nigeria will soon commence investigations into the interest rate hike by commercial banks in the country. CBN Governor stated that the current deposit rates were not justified and required investigation. It is said that the hike in lending rates might be attributed to “banks’ desperate effort to meet CBN’s uniform accounting year end”. I’m not sure what that means…so, oh well.


·          And lastly, invest in Africa.  It’s obvious that we can’t wait for the Govt. anymore and its now time to take matters of African development into our hands.  A big thanks to Pringles for sharing this article; http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/03/AR2008070303204.html


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July 13, 2008

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July 11, 2008


I can’t help but wonder what Barack told Michele when he got home from a long day of campaigning. I’m still trying to picture his reaction when he learned about the comment made by Jesse Jackson; “Barack doesn’t care about black people….I just want to cut his nuts off”. Unimaginable; what is this? Black on black hateration? Interestingly enough, Rev. Jesse Jackson’s comment stemmed from a speech Barack gave to a congregation, regarding the absence of African American men in families, their homes and the lives of their children. My impression from the speech wasn’t that Barack didn’t care about black people; on the contrary, I found that he was making a call for responsibility; for black men to take responsibility for themselves, their homes, families and communities. Any single mother, working 2 or 3 jobs to provide a decent lifestyle for her kids can relate first-handedly to what Barack was speaking about. If this is the case, I can only imagine that there are latent sentiments that spurred Jackson’s comments.


July 7, 2008


She said to me, “can you please break down the file and ….” In response I said, “first of all, you don’t have sense…second of all, you don’t have sense”. She didn’t hear me but it made me smile. I didn’t care that she didn’t hear what I was saying…as long as I could murmur it; hear me say it, I was content. She asked for something else and I murmured, “you are stupid, idiot, go and die”.  This time I laughed, out loud. I don’t know, I guess the little things count after all. Right at the intersection of StuckwithStupid and Getmeouttahere; I decided to detour so I branched the hidden hanging gardens of water and immersed myself in the cascades; the waterfalls; the fake ones that is. The helicopter noise and traffic from the FDR didn’t make it as serene as one would think but it was enough to restore me to sanity. I whipped out my sentence correction and commenced correcting sentences. I read somewhere that the best way to correct sentences is to read editorials…thas a long ting sha men. So I resolved to try and error…abi trial and error; correct me. English is hard sha, thats why I don’t try too hard to speak it. When it tires me I switch to pidgin, shey you get, that kain ting. I stared on, sun in my face…my eyes…but the breeze made it pleasant. I stared at the Brooklyn bridge and made my way to Brooklyn and the watchtower which isn’t a watchtower. Alas I didn’t think about me…or you…the only thoughts in my head were about sentence correction. Who knew sentence correction could feel so good? Who knew sneaking out would feel this good? The age of aquarius ended years ago but I have reached the height of itire.