I really have never celebrated my birth date anniversary and I do not think I will start that ritual in contemporary terms. The reason, obviously (may be to me and a few others), is the ‘insignificance’ attached to such dates. What makes it more special than the other waking days? However, before I step on toes, let me appreciate everyone who has shown, and who will show, some great, heart-touching gestures towards me on this occasion that falls incidentally on the 24th of May, every year.
My wife quipped, “When do you actually make the turn of another year; Nigerian time or Continue reading Happy Birthday! When exactly is that? by ‘Lakunle Jaiyesimi
Queen Elizabeth I of England became Queen on November 17, 1558. She succeeded Mary 1, Queen of Scots. She brought about a golden age and greatness to England. She lived in the same times as the dramatist William Shakespeare (WS).
Queen Elizabeth I had cause to observe January 15, the anniversary of her coronation ceremony.
She died on March 24, 1603.
Maryam Abacha became First Lady of Nigeria on November 17, 1993. She succeeded Maryam Babangida and lived in the same times as Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka (WS). Soyinka has been compared with William Shakespeare and is fondly addressed as “Our own WS” by some Nigerians. Continue reading COINCIDENCES: Of Queen Elizabeth and Nigerian First Ladies By Augustine Togonu-Bickersteth
“Dissident shines in the conservative world of the oyinbo – UK. And one wonders, where did we go wrong?”
One man, Stephen Gough, 54, wey dem dey call Naked Rambler don take as work nakedly walka-ing round the whole of England, nakedly na wetin I yarn.
Continue reading “Nudity is a human right” (at least in the UK) – Naked Rambler
Zombies don dey take over the world o. Everything now na Zombie this, Zombie that.
Even the fluffy teddy-bears sef don join the ‘epidemic’. Thanks to english artist Phillip Blackman, 45, from Suffolk, England…
Continue reading Scary but lovely: Adorable Teddy Bears turn creepy Zombies