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Like Play, Like Joke: This state will change by ‘Lakunle Jaiyesimi

“E go land…e go land…na em butterfly dey take enter bush” is a direct translation of an expression of dynamism. In this piece, it is the dynamic nature of all human relationships and activities and how they influence our choices that constitute our concern.

Just recently, like play…like joke…, a well-known bald-headed friend of mine and I digressed into a heated argument from a general discussion about a Nigerian woman – Kemi Omololu Olunloyo, who many perceive as having a mental challenge and who has recently gone public with the claim that a popular Nigerian Pastor, Daddy G. O. (as Continue reading Like Play, Like Joke: This state will change by ‘Lakunle Jaiyesimi

ITEOLUWAKIISI: FOR THE SAKE OF LOVE by ‘Lakunle Jaiyesimi

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This date, like in other years, love is being celebrated in all manner of ways: between legally coupled couples, illegally (or extra-legally) coupled couples, uncoupled couples, congruent and otherwise couples.
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When any of such a couple attends, as has become a custom, a Church Service (thankfully, Valentine day has fallen on a

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#PAUSIBILITY: Nigeria, Whirlpool of Executive Scoundrels and The Change That May Never Come by Debayo Coker

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I made a New Year resolution to try as much as possible not to burden myself with anything that may cause grief in whatever guise but my beloved nation wouldnt stop throwing lumps of it my path. If you notice this will be my first post this year. I have tried to evade the many punches but I just couldnt help it no more. Especially when Nalie arrogantly implied to Seun Okinbaloye of Politics Today on Channels TV last Sunday, 7th February, 2016, that Nigerians will accept his gagging bill, willy-nilly.

Happy New Year!

The other day when some wise men rose up from their Ibadan Summit and issued a communiqué of a perfunctory Continue reading #PAUSIBILITY: Nigeria, Whirlpool of Executive Scoundrels and The Change That May Never Come by Debayo Coker

LADIES: WHERE THE POWER LIES by Monsieur Mobutu

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The place of women is in the kitchen.

The world is confused. While the men have become weaklings, many content with waking up to bottles of drinks; the women have realized that there’s a power beyond them, or that has been hidden from them for so long, and they are doing all they can to reach for it. Everytime and everywhere, you hear about women emancipation, gender equity and in fact ‘women first’. However, when a snake appears, the men must go first.

When the robbers bang at the door, the men must take the lead. And foolishly, many men would always say ‘YES’ to whatever the women say, however confused they may perpetually be even at their own detriment.

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ALMOST ALIVE, ALMOST DEAD a short story by ‘Lakunle Jaiyesimi

This piece was published on meronymofmeroe on the 13th of December, 2011 and sequels to this will come soon.Abstractt

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(Also published in http://www.naijastories.com/2011/12/almost-alive-almost-dead/)

They beat the pulp out of me that night of the 30th day of September this year. It was the eve of the National Independence Anniversary, which for 50 years had been trailed by mixed feelings. This was in spite of the general atmosphere of green-white-green that descended on the country.

I had almost passed by the boys sitting beside their rusty Volkswagen ‘Beetle’ a few kilometers away from mine when a careless log tripped me; I crashed into one of the boys with the load I was carrying. The oozing blood of the load touched this boy with an angry face and he raised an alarm the way he would had he seen ’a thief that killed and stole the only goat that belonged to an entire village’ – he was certain of an instant response. “Hey, blood”, “Catch am”, “He Kill am”, “Na thief”…

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NIGERIA by Dapo Jegede

This poem, “Nigeria”, was originally published on sainttalk.wordpress.com on the 2nd of October, 2013.

I find it quite relevant for the times…

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A great nation with great heritage
We need to reach and take advantage
Of the vast deposits we have on the inside
So we can exploit resources on the outside

In trouble we play the blame game
Everyone somehow withdraws in shame
No one wants to take responsibility
For us to obtain true liberty

We are so rich yet so poor
A lock still remains on the door
Our minds still bears the yoke of slavery
Deliverance will come at the wake of bravery

Like the ancient story of the tyrant cat
That troubled and preyed on the rats
As long as none the cat could bell
Their lives remained a living hell

A new Nigeria will emerge I believe
This however depends on you and me
What sacrifice are you willing to give
The factors that divide we should leave

Hope indeed is a beautiful thing
So different from…

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AGAINST NATURE? NO WONDER WE’RE NOT GROWING…

Here is a post published fifteen days short of a year ago. It’s believed to be quite relevant at this time. Please, have fun.

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“Appreciating the beauty of a blossom, the loveliness of a lilac, or the grace of a gazelle are all ways in which people can, in some small measure, fill their daily lives with evolutionarily inspired epiphanies of pleasure.”
– Buss, 2000, p. 22 READ MORE

Just like every other Nigerian (know it or not), I am proud and terribly ashamed of the tag Nigerian. Not at the same time though, but independently. I am proud and the main reason (the only one, if you mind) would be that I was born Nigerian, in Nigeria and have never stepped out of Nigeria (except in my dreams, of course).

I am ashamed because in spite of the opportunities God (or whoever/whatever you think is our benefactor in this regard) has given my nation to be a great country (you may want to disregard the fact that we have once been great as independent, sovereign nations…

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#PAUSIBILITY: MY SUIT by Adebayo Coker

dp1870712Denver, Colorado. It is a dead wintry period of the year when each vocalization is accompanied with vaporized emission in between uncontrollable gnashing and a possible glove anesthesia; an attendant careless show of the wrists. It is not arrogance to decline a handshake at this time of the year. Everyone understands.

“Mr Kibela, the hall is getting filled as guests are already waiting to meet you before your presentation.” The hotel administrator had informed him via the intercom.

“Thank you.” Kibela responded. “Can someone come up here, I need help?” He quickly hinted before he dropped the receiver.

Kibela had gone to Denver, Colorado for a paper presentation. He is one of the winners of one of the Africa Literary Prizes of the State of Denver. It’s the first time he would be addressing an audience as august as this gathering of members of Denver, Colorado Institute of Arts. He is there on their invitation. Continue reading #PAUSIBILITY: MY SUIT by Adebayo Coker

#PAUSIBILITY: STERLING COMMENTS by Adebayo Coker

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I considered starting AXIOM, my own blog last week as there was so much anxiety in me to share #PAUSIBILTY: PRAYERS FOR THE THOMASES which was reworded to #PAUSIBILITY: SEE HOW LUTH IS LOOTING THE FUTURE OF THIS COUNTRY on www.omojuwa.com by the administrator(s) of the website at their own discretion.

Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary Third Edition describes axiom as a statement or principle which is generally accepted to be true, but need not be so. The example that was given in further explanation of that word is a perfect fit to what we are faced with at the moment: it is a widely held axiom that governments should not negotiate with terrorists.

These past few days have seen many Nigerians comment on the statements made by two prominent USA Senators (based on their personal assessment) concerning the situation of Nigeria. Both Senators had at some time in their political careers took a shot at becoming the President of the United States. They are also hi-tech diplomats that must have interacted with different world leaders at different fora. They must have known the corruption fecundity and diplomatic infertility of our leaders. Continue reading #PAUSIBILITY: STERLING COMMENTS by Adebayo Coker

“Nigerian Youths, Wake Up” – BB bc msg

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STATION:             MeroëRadio

TIME:                    25 hours G.M.T. every single day, no be small thing

Today’s Issue:    “Nigerian Youths, Wake Up” – BB broadcast msg 

 

lAkUnLeScReWs welcome every lovely reader to another edition of the show, good morning, Naija on MeroëRadio.. E don tey wey we bring the show and na because of the kind rigour wey academic researches dey cause na em make us no show for this radio background since. Abeg, no vex.

 

The matter wey attract lAkUnLeScReWs this time start with one blackberry (nay whatsapp) broadcast message wey enter my phone a few days back. Make you read the message below:

“Niger Delta Militant – N75,000 per month.

Boko Haram – N100,000 per month.

NYSC – N19,800 per month.

Minimum wage for Civil Service – N18,900 per month.

Choose your career wisely:D”

Wetin that one come mean? I doubt if em require any insight before we begin understand the implication of the varied payment. The varied payment obviously no dey intentional but as the affected lot (almost ‘neglectedly’ so), e dey easy for us to see the obvious connection of disparity. Continue reading “Nigerian Youths, Wake Up” – BB bc msg

I guess e don reach time to begin print our own food, water, air and all-what-nots…

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Lee-Cronin-imageFrom ordering movie tickets to booking a dentist appointment, mobile and web apps have made the tasks of daily life easier. But there are some things that an app can’t do. Standing in line at the pharmacy is one of them.

[ted_talkteaser id=1661]In today’s talk, Lee Cronin asks: “Could we make a really cool universal chemistry set? In essence, could we app chemistry?”

With his team of researchers at the University of Glasgow, Cronin has created a 3D printing application that allows scientists to print out laboratory equipment specific to the experiment they wish to run — something they’ve called “reactionware.” Someday, Cronin says, the same software that runs reactionware could open up the doors of possibility. In this talk, Cronin shares one application — the idea that, in the future, people could print their medicine. With a custom-built 3D printer and chemical inks, users would download the appropriate…

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Who fit make Clocks only from Wood Carvings? No one but a Belarusian Woodcarver. See Photos…

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Andrey Martyniuk, a woodcarver wey come from Belarus, na em only fit create intricate clocks exclusively from wooden components all over the world. Before him, e no possible to imagine say person fit make accurate clock mechanisms without using one piece of metal.

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Piers Morgan, Alex Jones and Gun Control in America, ‘da States United’

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RADIO SHOW:   Good Morning Naija

STATION:             MeroëRadio

TIME:                    25 hours G.M.T. every single day, no be small thing

Today’s Issue:    Piers Morgan, Alex Jones and Gun Control in America, ‘da States United’

 

I welcome the whole earth to another episode of our MeroëRadio Show, Good Morning, Naija wey lakunlescrews bring give you. Today, time no dey for perimeter talk. Na one global comedy steal our attention earlier in the week. That popular Piers Morgan Tonight host, Piers Morgan, na em host one Alex Jones wey scatter scatter go burst for Monday, 7th January, 2013 on CNN.

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Remember that video…? This na update!

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If you have yet to watch Psy’s  “Gangnam Style” video you may be the only one.

According to Billboard, it just became the first video to garner more than 1 billion views on the Internet (cue the wailing from Justin Bieber fans).

The video recently overtook Bieber’s “Baby” video as the most watched on YouTube, breaking the teen heartthrob’s former record of 803 million views.

Billboard calculates that “Gangnam Style” is watched 76.4 times per second. They cite Next Big Sound in theorizing that, at its currrent rate, Bieber’s video won’t cross 1 billion views until 2014.

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Abraham Thinkin'

This is part four of a series (Part 1) (Part 2) (Part 3) (Part 5) covering several ways that humanity’s time on Earth could conceivably come to an end. The study of the apocalypse, known as eschatology has been a pervasive force in religion, science, and popular culture since the development of the first cultures on Earth. Some of the theories about the end of days are more plausible than others, but all are thought-provoking nonetheless. In Part Three, I describe some of the ways our world could end due to Catastrophies Caused by Humans. Cheers to the end!

Here we are, my friends. If all goes according to the Mayas’ plan, the world will end tomorrow. In Part One of this series, I talked about why the Maya think that the world will end in less than 36 hours. In

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Isn’t the Apocalypse pretty?

This is part three of a series (Part 1) (Part 2) (Part 4) (Part 5) covering several ways that humanity’s time on Earth could conceivably come to an end. The study of the apocalypse, known as eschatology  has been a pervasive force in religion, science, and popular culture since the development of the first cultures on Earth. Some of the theories about the end of days are more plausible than others, but all are thought-provoking nonetheless. In Part Three, I describe some of the ways our world could end due to Natural Disasters Caused by the Earth. Cheers to the end!

Two days left people. In less than 72 hours, our world will come to an end. Probably not actually (unless you’re a Jets fan and Tebow requests a trade) but I couldn’t resist a little drama! In

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Abraham Thinkin'

This is part two of a series (Part 1) (Part 3) (Part 4) (Part 5) covering several ways that humanity’s time on Earth could conceivably come to an end. The study of the apocalypse, known as eschatology  has been a pervasive force in religion, science, and popular culture since the development of the first cultures on Earth. Some of the theories about the end of days are more plausible than others, but all are thought-provoking nonetheless. In Part Two, I describe a few of the most likely ways in which the world as we know it could end due to Natural Disasters from Space. Cheers to the end of the world!

We’ve all seen the movies: asteroids and comets, earthquakes and volcanoes, solar flares and gamma-ray bursts…all natural ways in which our world can come to an end. And while the most…

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What better way to end the day. Bro and sister, ‘denude-ate’ the pieces and go to sleep…

Abraham Thinkin'

This is part one of a series (Part 2) (Part 3) (Part 4) (Part 5) covering several ways that humanity’s time on Earth could conceivably come to an end. The study of the apocalypse, known as eschatology  has been a pervasive force in religion, science, and popular culture since the development of the first cultures on Earth. Some of the theories about the end of days are more plausible than others, but all are thought-provoking nonetheless. In Part One, I recount the history and science surrounding the Impending End of the Mayan Calender that has led to the popular 2012 phenomena. Cheers to the end!

It’s almost here, folks! In just five short days, the world will end – at least according to ancient Mayan predictions. The fact has been known for a long time, but as December 21st, 2012 draws closer, interest…

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