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Role Models: African first-timers…

In the event that the question is posed “Who constitutes the African first-timers?”, they are the Africans who, in spite of the status quo at their time, belled the cat whether by choice or by chance. By that, we mean Africans who did things that were hitherto considered impossible, too risky or just way above the reach of any African and trust me we have more than enough names that can get mentioned in a single piece as this.

Let’s do ourselves a favour by mentioning some.

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BARACK OBAMA This is the first African (African American, as some call him) and 44th President of the United States of America. Born by a Kenyan father, what drove him to the top of the American government must have been internal much more than external. An inner resolve and drive to get to the top. In this vein, quite a number Continue reading Role Models: African first-timers…

That viral Video (Gangnam Style) races beyond 1billion views

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Remember that South Korean Guy, Psy’s Musical Video Gangnam Style that was reported to have beaten Justin Bieber’s to clinch the ‘most watched video on youtube  ever’?

As at the time of this writing, it has gathered exactly 1,146,732,756. That’s a whooping 1.46something billion. Can you beat that?

If you wish to add to the views, click here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bZkp7q19f0

Wahala dey for Gaza o. Bad bad thinzzz dey happen

Na one Palestinian student from Birzeit University be this. E dey push one burning tire during clashes with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank town of Betunia.

I know say plenty people go dey wonder say why this kin’ war, while the world looks on. Or rather the world seem to fuel the war….

 

Well, your humble servant sef no know o. We can only assume say we know.

 

More of assumptions as we walka together.

20 US States don file Petitions to secede from Obama’s America

“At least, 20 US states have filed petitions through the website of the White House to secede from the United States of America, http://whitehouse.gov following the re-election of President Barack Obama,” http://www.examiner.com yarn so today, Tuesday.

 

After the re-election, several petitions surfaced wey dey ask the Obama administration to peacefully grant the applied state to withdraw from the United States of America so that dem go fit create their own government.

First state wey pertition – Louisiana get 12,300 signatures in four days and still dey count

Then, Texas get 15,400 supporters and still dey count

 

States with secession-related petitions on top White House website include

 

Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina and Tennessee.

 

If 25,000 people sign the petition by December 7, the thing go “require a response” from the Obama administration, according to published rules of the White House’s online “We the People” program.

 

By the second, all the states figures dey increase o. Watch out…

But another petition dey demand, “Strip the Citizenship from Everyone who Signed a Petition to Secede and Exile Them

Visit https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petitions

Obama wipes tears, says “I’m Really Proud of All of You.”

The morning after the election wey retain him for white house, an emotional President Barack Obama saluted, maybe with tuale or double tuale sef, his several hundreds of youthful staff  for running a campaign wey go “go on in the annals of history.”

As tears dey waka down em face, Obama yarn his team for inside the Chicago campaign headquarters “What you guys have accomplished will go on in the annals of history and they will read about it and they’ll marvel about it.”

“The most important thing you need to know is that your journey’s just beginning. You’re just starting. And whatever good we do over the next four years will pale in comparison to whatever you guys end up accomplishing in the years and years to come,” em yarn.

 

One history book and many others don talk details about this victory be that o. I marvel at how these people dey create and recreate history. Something for Naijamen to learn. Enjoy!

TOMORROW, WE BEGIN A NEW TOMORROW

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“Campaign go end today. Tomorrow na elections!”. That na wetin the campaign managers of the two parties contesting for the office of the United States President yarn me this morning on my way back from the states (of sleep, if you no mind).

They yarn say even though the campaign go end today, person wey go win in the election which go take place in less than twenty four hours remain very unclear.

Obama join Romney both get 49% support. Na one new CNN Poll talk am.

Obama join Romney both get 48% support. Na Politico/George Washington University survey talk am.

It get one poll wey dem release today, Monday. The thing dey show say President Barack Obama dey lead Mitt Romney with shikini (small) margin  in Virginia, a crucial battleground state wey get13 electoral votes.

Out of hundred voters in the state, forty-eight say na the president dem go vote, while forty-seven say na the GOP presidential nominee go get dem vote. Na NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist survey talk so.

Them sha dey release different poll results for different battleground states and all of them dey similay, now wey na only few hours remain before the election.

Make we wait for the election to come and go. But from our own side, we dey see say Obama dey try…