search for headless bodies.

March 26, 2013 at 12:03 am (Uncategorized)

Having received reports of 3 headless female bodies from FB, the Student Affairs Office of Tai Solarin College of Education Omu came alive. We have a situation of a few female students who travelled and their friends and family say they have not been in contact for a long while. The descriptions on FB were disturbing as they were near matches. A sense of responsibility galvanised the school. Having obtained proper permits, a number of us were sent out. A certain source who claimed to have plied the road said the bodies were at Ajegunle, afarm community near Mamu on Ibadan Road. We drove first to Awa Police Station where we met with the DPO. He told us they got the same report and acted. SSS had come, the DPOs from Ijebu and Atan had also been there in addition to other security formations from Abeokuta. They had sent men in patrol vehicles and on motor bikes for thoroughness but found nothing. He gave us one of his men and encouraged us to search. Slowly we drove until we reached the boundary of Ogun and Oyo States and found…nothing.
While on the drive I was reaching out. I got links from where apparently some had copied the message. It was a blog site. There I saw 3 studio processed photos of girls who were said to be the victims. Questions: who obtained the photos? From the scene? Who snapped them and who has them now? Why did they take them. Why did they not snap the corpses? (it is hard for a Nigerian with a camera phone not to try to snap). How did they confirm that the corpses which were headless matched the photos? Who saw tha vehicle that dropped them? And finally, who are these people that put up this pictures ? OK. Here’s their link. See for yourself
Today, they have grossed 18,045 views at the time of writing this. Is that why they did it?
I need to warn about the number of idiotic blogs in Nigeria. Naija this and Naija that. When you Google up trending information especially, If you don’t find a reputable name like Vanguard, Guardian, Saharareporters, Premium Times or any real name behind a blog, don’t read. If you want to read, don’t cite or share. They will only create credibility problems for you.
Back to what is important to us as a school.
We still need information because we still a few girls whose friends and parents say they have not heard from for a long while.
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Where’s Rubby?

March 21, 2013 at 4:13 am (Uncategorized)

The Jonathan presidency got a bloody eye Wednesday in Lagos, when Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, characterized the state pardon granted former governor of Bayelsa State, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, by President Goodluck Jonathan, as both a corrupt act and an example of state impunity
Mr. Soyinka, who made the comments while opening this year’s edition of the Lagos Black Heritage Festival open also slammed comments made by President Jonathan’s spokesman, Reuben Abati, that those criticizing the immorality of the pardon were suffereing from “sophisticated ignorance.”
“On the state pardon granted the former governor, I want to join the bandwagon of the ignorant persons. I am happy to be counted among them. For me, this kind of impunity is not unconnected to the controversy, which has been surrounding the N4bn allocation being sought by the First Lady Mission. It is part of the same corrupt mentality,” remarked the professor of literature and renowned author.
Mr. Soyinka said it was odd for Jonathan to equate Mr. Alamieyeseigha’s  case  with those of the other people he granted pardon because, according to him, the cases of other ex-convicts were largely political, being victims of the late Sani Abacha junta who set them up in a phantom coup.
“What is going on right now gives the picture of a government that is floundering and justifying the unjustifiable. It amounts to encouragement of corruption. The United States Government wants the felon.  We have a case of an officer of the law – a governor – who went to another country and broke the law of the nation. He jumped bail.
“I believe that such a person does not deserve a state pardon. So, I have joined the league of the ignorant persons condemning the act. I criticise and deplore President Jonathan for granting pardon to the former governor” he said.
President Jonathan has been the butt of a national and international outrage for his controversial state pardon on convicted high profile felons like his former boss, Mr. Alamieyeseigha, and Shettima Bulama a former chief executive of the defunct Bank of the North.
He has also drawn public anger for the pardon of a former army major, Magaji, a homosexual rapist who the Supreme Court of Nigeria jailed for 5 years for serially sodomising four teenage boys.

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Taking Back Your Children

March 19, 2013 at 5:20 pm (Uncategorized)

If you have children who speak things like 1. I yaff go to school
2. Us have not eat
3. Our teacher have go
4. It is rice we are eating?
Then here are some suggestions you could use.
1. Unban the use of the mother tongue in your house. No child ever learns tenses in the mother tongue. It gives them a linguistic base they need to learn a language like English.
2. Buy children’s books. Make them read them. take the pains to flip through Nigerian authors before they read. The classics are available for bigger kids. Books like Oliver Twist, Tom Sawyer, Lamb Tales from Shakespeare, Gulliver’s Travels etc. They will speak as they read.
3. Do not pass up a chance to correct them. Make them realize they have to speak carefully.
4. Run a check on their teacher in school. If they are using sub-standard teachers, do something. Flamboyance is not quality.
5. Spend time with them and engage them in conversation. Discuss books they have read or tell them folk tales. Let them recount their daily experiences in simple language.
6. Don’t just hire any teacher. Engage the teacher in conversation after a week of working with your kid(s). Hour should be able to tell you what he has observed and how he plans to proceed.
7. Don’t let your maid or half-baked relatives teach your child English by association.
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this is the ‘Oga at theTop’

March 19, 2013 at 5:44 am (Uncategorized)

Well, I am delighted that you really want to know who this oga is. I am also disappointed that you did not know until now. Then I am angry that you expect me to be the one to tell you. But then, what are friends for? OK I will tell you. Oga at the top is the one who makes you do what you knew you should do and stops you from doing same when he thinks it is beneficial not to do same. Beneficial to who? You know na, to yet another Oga at the Top. So who is the ultimate Oga at the Top? The president ke! Even that one has many Oga at the Top. Who they are? Oya carry biro. Election financiers, election riggers, party elders, IMF, transparency International, Commonwealth, G8, World Bank, and even the US that they accuse of meddlesomeness. If you doubt ask Saddam, ask Gaddafi. UK sef. Ask Ibori or ask Alams to near that side Even South Africa and for that you can ask Okah. Oga full for top o. Even me. I be Oga at the Top na. E easy?

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