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Racism in India: And “Yannick passed away…” by ‘Lakunle Jaiyesimi

“You’re standing at a zoo, and looking at a caged animal, admiring it, scrutinizing every aspect of it, observing its walk, its skin. Now imagine you’re that caged animal and people are gawking at you like you’re an alien, like you don’t belong. That is how black citizens of African nations say they feel in India, they aren’t caged but they might as well be.” – Sarakshi Rai.

Yannick before and afterA few days ago in Greater Noida, some Hausa boys were allegedly beaten up by an Indian mob, while the reverse was published in the media (that Indians were beaten up by the Hausa boys). Whereas, the reality was that an Indian boy, with rich but uneducated father, snapped pictures of a Hausa boy and was asked to delete same but would not budge. He called his father and that led to the Hausa boys being attacked. This event led to sabotage on public facilities that fed the Africans (including but not limited to the disruption of power supply); this, ultimately leading to the ejection of Africans, who had to resort to emergent searching for new shelter, with its attendant challenges.

Sometimes, it is a wonder what globalization, in the sense of globetrotting (let’s content ourselves with singly Continue reading Racism in India: And “Yannick passed away…” by ‘Lakunle Jaiyesimi

Between India and Western Nigeria by Augustine Togonu-Bickersteth

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Of Pandit Nehru and Sir Adesoji Aderemi: between India and western Nigeria
Pandit Nehru was born on November 14 1889 and Sir Adesoji Aderemi, November November 15 1889images (4)

Nehru was first Prime Minister of India with Political Capital in New Delhi. whereas Sir Aderemi was Ooni of Ife and first African Governor .He was Governor of Western Region.

Nehru”s Daughter, Indira Gandhi was first Woman Prime Minister of India and Sir Aderemi”s daughte,r Tejumade Alakija was first female head of Service in Africa Continue reading Between India and Western Nigeria by Augustine Togonu-Bickersteth

The African who believes in Africa. To fly African flags in space…

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He is just 31 years old and he already heads a vast business empire that he built from scratch. His name is Ashish Thakkar and he’s the founder of the pan-African multi-sector business conglomerate Mara Group.

Here on the board of lAkUnLeScReWs, we present you his words, exclusively especially as they touch on Africa and her brewing greatness.

“Money should never be a measurement for anything.”

“I like to see myself as an entrepreneur that’s being disruptive — I like to be the underdog in a lot of cases,” “It’s all about how you go about it; but one thing I definitely don’t want to be known as is as ‘Africa’s youngest billionaire.'”

“Thakkar is gearing up to become the first ever East African in space, proudly representing the region in the Virgin Galactic program, which offers paying customers the opportunity to travel beyond the Earth’s atmosphere.” – CNN

Consequent upon the above, he said…

“I’m taking quite a few of flags into space, as a way to kind of send a strong message that ‘look, we as Africa have the vision and the ability as well.” 

“It’s something that started off for fun and it’s actually turned out to be something quite nice where we can send a strong message to say, ‘we’re coming, we’re going to mark our space in that territory too.”

“The idea initially was to do it for the two months during my summer holiday.” Thakkar.” And when school started again I conveniently didn’t tell my parents that it did, and obviously they figured me out in a week.”download Continue reading The African who believes in Africa. To fly African flags in space…

Education Anywhere – Underprivileged Indian Children Attend Outdoor School under a Bridge

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Rajesh Kumar Sharma, 40, from New Delhi, started a makeshift school under a metro bridge, where em dey teach children from slums wey no get money to attend better schools. Em belief na say education na the most important weapon for India’s youth, and if they no get am, dem dey doomed for life.

No walls or desks, just the bridge dey act as protecting roof in case of rain, and three squares wey dem paint black and used as blackboards. the story na blah blah blah…download

CNN – Get Ready for an Africa Boom

Our Oga dem for CNN published the following piece on January 23, 2013 by 4:09 pm. Whether na prediction or na agenda, please, do kindly find out for yourself.

(CNN) — The rise of Africa’s long forlorn economies – what we at Renaissance Capital have dubbed “The Fastest Billion” – represents the final phase of a global economic transformation that began over 200 years ago as agrarian societies saddled with absolute rulers began their journey through industrialization into the pluralistic middle-class societies increasingly driven by the information age we know today.

For many reasons, Africa largely missed out on this journey. But no longer: while the process will not be complete by 2050, a changing set of global and local realities suggest that Africa is set to be the final beneficiary of this revolution. Continue reading CNN – Get Ready for an Africa Boom

Where to be born in 2013: Nigeria comes last in survey?

According to The Economist’s survey of 80 countries, Nigeria na em come last as a country where children go want make dem mama born them. see full article here http://www.economist.com/news/21566430-where-be-born-2013-lottery-life

Wetin this mean na say no child go want make em mama born am for Nigeria. Wetin you think?

Post or ‘Like’ comments on facebook, Twitter and get arrested. Happening…

 

Police arrested one Indian lady for commenting on political issue on her facebook account and another for ‘Like’ing that comment. Wetin be that one? Person don lose em freedom be that o. Make I dey watch before ‘Like’ing comments?

Shaheen Dhada, 21, wey be medical student for India and wey dey live on the outskirts of Mumbai, dey vex.

Her vexation be say “when the right-wing Hindu political leader Bal K. Thackeray died last weekend, the city of Mumbai responded with a practiced, if anxious, efficiency. Merchants hurriedly closed their shops. Traffic thickened as people tried to rush home. India’s most populous city, a global financial center and moviemaking capital, was effectively shut down. Like most people, she understood what was happening: Mr. Thackeray’s hard-line Shiv Sena party has dominated Mumbai for decades, often using intimidation, violence or vandalism to enforce citywide strikes or bans against certain movies. This time, Shiv Sena wanted a citywide signal of deference and respect for Mr. Thackeray.”

All that one na English wey New York Times yarn about the issue.

Wetin she yarn on her facebook page simple, “Why should an entire city be involuntarily shuttered to mark the death of a politician?”

And em friend, Renu Srinivasan, 20, read the post and press “like.” Shikena!

blah blah blah. Na so dem arrest the two of dem. People sef go destroy em Uncle Hospital blah blah blah

As for Ms. Dhada and Ms. Srinivasan, dem release dem on bail on Monday. The case don stir so much condemnation that the top police official in Mumbai don order an investigation into the arrests.

For now, though, the two young women dey wait their first hearings in court. Na wa. And the Indian people dey vex plenty (that, na outrage).

The fear of facebook cooments and ‘Like’ na the father and mother of wisdom.