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1  Forum / The Buzz Central / Re: Who Looks Older? Photo Of Genevieve Nnaji And Her Teenage Daughter on: 10-05-2011 06:14 AM
that means genevieve may soon be a grandmother.
2  Forum / Relationships & Romance / Re: GSM Madness on Nigerian Streets, Before Blackberries on: 27-03-2011 05:50 PM
can,t believe this,rolling on the floor and laughing.
3  Forum / Relationships & Romance / Re: PREGNANT WOMEN WITH ANGER on: 2-12-2010 07:40 AM
women are tender and acts like a baby when pregnant.can easily cry,gets angry when pregnant.one day i went to a store,while i was pregnant.could't find what i wanted to buy because am not used to going to the store.was so tired,so i wanted to cry.i immediatelly left the store,so i won't cry.
4  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: S’East ASUU strike: Female students threaten to protest Nood on: 1-12-2010 03:00 AM
going naked is not the solution to the problem.
5  Forum / Relationships & Romance / Re: Morning sickness on: 19-11-2010 07:56 PM
Quote from: juleshotluv on 19-11-2010 04:02 AM
Quote from: ifeyemi5 on 19-11-2010 03:34 AM
it happened to me also over a month ago.the reason that happens may be because if one eats between 9 and 10 pm,and the food did not digest well.i have the symptoms but only vomit days ago.am not sure if its because of age but this the first time this happen to me.


i am not really the eating type..
lol but it may depend on the time you eat at night.or your body reacting to something.
6  Forum / Relationships & Romance / Re: Morning sickness on: 19-11-2010 03:34 AM
it happened to me also over a month ago.the reason that happens may be because if one eats between 9 and 10 pm,and the food did not digest well.i have the symptoms but only vomit days ago.am not sure if its because of age but this the first time this happen to me.
7  Forum / Family / Re: Experience With A Doctor!.............. on: 19-11-2010 03:14 AM
even in usa not all doctors are good.only God can save us some doctors get a lot of work and they may not know what they are in for,until they start the job.the best thing is for the doc to do test for you to know whats going on.some doctors may tell u they don't know.like one time a doc told me she thinks i have ulcer,i did't believe it i went to same hospital again was told i should take the medicine first to see if it works.the med works.what most of us needs is prayer,for God to heal us from any healness.
8  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: "what will u do and compere to if u get up one morning and....." on: 19-11-2010 02:57 AM
is that not witch craft?vulture in the house ke.blood of jesus,will scatter any bird or vulture before it gets to me.
9  Forum / Family / Re: Strike’ll cost us marriage on: 2-11-2010 10:12 PM
lol.
10  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: The Things Nigerian Parents Tell Their Children About Love, Sex and Puberty. on: 10-08-2010 10:35 PM
i actually saw some talk shows in america,about some parents that don't know how to talk to there kids about sex.so i think most parents are shy or embrassed to talk to there kids about sex.which does not suppose to be so.as a christian you can use bible to teach children at age 7-10.before thier peers start telling them.they will come home and ask one day,that whats sex.have heard 5 yrs olds talk about sex.they grow so fast in this country.you just have to find a way of explaining to them the right way for them to understand.nice post.
11  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: Man Stabs Ex-Wife To Death on: 27-04-2010 01:26 AM
i hope he is killed too.what a wicked world we live in may God safe us from evil doers.
12  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: The untold truth about American marriages [Nigerians in diaspora] on: 4-02-2010 12:50 PM
true talk.most nigeria men prefer to stay home,and for the woman to be the bread winner.they prefer money making machine.at the end of the day they will say the woman is disrespectful,they prefer african american that will treat them right.have seen that a lot of nigeria men are useless and irresponsible.sorry if i hurt some peoples feelings.but thats what i see been here for almost 20 yrs.
13  Forum / Health / Re: what do you think about obesity? on: 2-02-2010 01:26 AM
obesity can cause death.altough some people are obese and lucky without any health risk.but its better to exercise,and eat healthy.have  gall bladder stone,its caused by fatten food or fast food.i have to do the surgery.one thing i found abroad is a lot of children age 12-18 are obese in america and some of them have diabetes e.t.c
14  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: Nigerians Are Great Liars on: 22-01-2010 01:08 AM
why telling us.what lessons does it teach u.
15  Forum / Politics / New 6.1 Quake Hits Haiti Today on: 20-01-2010 01:13 PM
New 6.1-quake hits Haiti, people flee into streets


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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on Wednesday morning, shaking buildings and sending screaming people running into the streets only eight days after the country's capital was devastated by an apocalyptic quake.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the new quake hit at 6:03 a.m. (1103 GMT) about 35 miles (56 kilometers) northwest of the capital of Port-au-Prince. It struck at a depth of 13.7 miles (22 kilometers) but was too far inland to generate any tidal waves in the Caribbean.
Wails of terror rose Wednesday as frightened survivors of last week's quake poured out of unstable buildings. It was not immediately possible to ascertain what additional damage the new quake may have caused.
Last week's magnitude-7 quake killed an estimated 200,000 people in Haiti, left 250,000 injured and made 1.5 million homeless. A massive international aid effort has been launched, but it is struggling with logistical problems, and many Haitians are still desperate for food and water.
Still, search-and-rescue teams have emerged from the ruins with some improbable success stories — including the rescue of 69-year-old ardent Roman Catholic who said she prayed constantly during her week under the rubble.
Ena Zizi had been at a church meeting at the residence of Haiti's Roman Catholic archbishop when the Jan. 12 quake struck, trapping her in debris. On Tuesday, she was rescued by a Mexican disaster team.
Zizi said after the quake, she spoke back and forth with a vicar who also was trapped. But he fell silent after a few days, and she spent the rest of the time praying and waiting.
"I talked only to my boss, God," she said. "I didn't need any more humans."
Doctors who examined Zizi on Tuesday said she was dehydrated and had a dislocated hip and a broken leg.
Elsewhere in the capital, two women were pulled from a destroyed university building. And near midnight Tuesday, a smiling and singing 26-year-old Lozama Hotteline was carried to safety from a collapsed store in the Petionville neighborhood by the French aid group Rescuers Without Borders.
Crews at the cathedral managed to recover the body of the archbishop, Monsignor Joseph Serge Miot, who was killed in the Jan. 12 quake.
Authorities said close to 100 people had been pulled from wrecked buildings by international search-and-rescue teams. Efforts continued, with dozens of teams sifting through Port-au-Prince's crumbled homes and buildings for signs of life.
But the good news was overshadowed by the frustrating fact that the world still can't get enough food and water to the hungry and thirsty.
"We need so much. Food, clothes, we need everything. I don't know whose responsibility it is, but they need to give us something soon," said Sophia Eltime, a 29-year-old mother of two who has been living under a bedsheet with seven members of her extended family.
The World Food Program said more than 250,000 ready-to-eat food rations had been distributed in Haiti by Tuesday, reaching only a fraction of the 3 million people thought to be in desperate need.
The WFP said it needs to deliver 100 million ready-to-eat rations in the next 30 days, but it only had 16 million meals in the pipeline.
Even as U.S. troops landed in Seahawk helicopters Tuesday on the manicured lawn of the ruined National Palace, the colossal efforts to help Haiti were proving inadequate because of the scale of the disaster.Expectations exceeded what money, will and military might have been able to achieve.
So far, international relief efforts have been unorganized, disjointed and insufficient to satisfy the great need. Doctors Without Borders says a plane carrying urgently needed surgical equipment and drugs has been turned away five times, even though the agency received advance authorization to land.
A statement from Partners in Health, co-founded by the deputy U.N. envoy to Haiti, Dr. Paul Farmer, said the group's medical director estimated 20,000 people are dying each day who could be saved by surgery.
"TENS OF THOUSANDS OF EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS NEED EMERGENCY SURGICAL CARE NOW!!!!!" Farmer said in the statement.
The reasons are varied:
• Both national and international authorities suffered great losses in the quake, taking out many of the leaders best suited to organize a response.
• Woefully inadequate infrastructure and a near-complete failure in telephone and Internet communications have complicated efforts to reach millions of people forced from their homes.
• Fears of looting and violence have kept aid groups and governments from moving as quickly as they would like.
• Pre-existing poverty and malnutrition put some at risk even before the quake hit.
Governments have pledged nearly $1 billion in aid, and thousands of tons of food and medical supplies have been shipped. But much remains trapped in warehouses, or diverted to the neighboring Dominican Republic. Port-au-Prince's nonfunctioning seaport and many impassable roads complicate efforts to get aid to the people.
Aid is being turned back from the single-runway airport, where the U.S. military has been criticized by some of poorly prioritizing flights. The U.S. Air Force said it had raised the facility's daily capacity from 30 flights before the quake to 180 on Tuesday.
About 2,200 U.S. Marines established a beachhead west of Port-au-Prince on Tuesday to help speed aid delivery, in addition to 9,000 Army soldiers already on the ground. Lt. Cmdr. Walter Matthews, a U.S. military spokesman, said helicopters were ferrying aid from the airport into Port-au-Prince and the nearby town of Jacmel as fast as they could.
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the military will send a port-clearing ship with cranes aboard to Port-au-Prince to remove debris that is preventing many larger aid ships from docking.
The U.N. was sending in reinforcements as well: The Security Council voted Tuesday to add 2,000 peacekeepers to the 7,000 already in Haiti, and 1,500 more police to the 2,100-strong international force.
"The floodgates for aid are starting to open," Matthews said at the airport. "In the first few days, you're limited by manpower, but we're starting to bring people in."
The WFP's Alain Jaffre said the U.N. agency hoped to help 100,000 people by Wednesday.
Hanging over the entire effort was an overwhelming fear among relief officials that Haitians' desperation would boil over into violence.
"We've very concerned about the level of security we need around our people when we're doing distributions," said Graham Tardif, who heads disaster-relief efforts for the charity World Vision. The U.N., the U.S. government and other organizations have echoed such fears.
Occasionally, those fears have been borne out. Looters rampaged through part of downtown Port-au-Prince on Tuesday, just four blocks from where U.S. troops landed at the presidential palace. Hundreds of looters fought over bolts of cloth and other goods with broken bottles and clubs.
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Associated Press writers contributing include Paul Haven, Michael Melia, Jonathan M. Katz, Michelle Faul and Vivian Sequera in Port-au-Prince; medical writer Margie Mason in Hanoi, Vietnam; Charles J. Hanley in Mexico City; Tales Azzoni in Sao Paulo, Brazil; Edith M. Lederer at the United Nations; and Seth Borenstein, Pauline Jelinek, Anne Flaherty and Jennifer Loven in Washington.
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16  Forum / Politics / Re: One billion naira generator FOR Muritala Mohammed Airport? on: 16-01-2010 08:29 PM
they should work on electricity for all nigerias,instead of wasting peoples money.may God save them.
17  Forum / Politics / Re: Ghana vs Nigeria on: 16-01-2010 07:38 PM
Amen Amen and Amen.
18  Forum / Politics / Ghana vs Nigeria on: 16-01-2010 05:39 PM


 


Each time I go to Ghana, I get angry

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By Christmas, I was completely fed up. Peeved, completely riled and exasperated by a fuel-less, power-less and president-less country. So I packed my bags and baggage, and off to Ghana I went.

Two years ago, at about the same period, I had taken a holiday in Ghana, and when I returned, I did a piece with the headline 'Notes from Accra.' I romanticized the peace, security and sanity in that country so much that one Nigerian, gripped in the paroxysm of jingoism, sent me an angry text that I should return to Ghana if I loved the place more than my country. So, two days after Christmas, I heeded the advice.

I went back to Ghana, along with my family. After six nights in the former Gold Coast, and having traveled extensively through Accra, Aburi, Kumasi and Cape Coast, I came back angrier than I was in 2007. Why should Ghana work and Nigeria will not? Why should Ghana, which for now has not started exploiting its newly-found crude oil, not have fuel crisis, unlike Nigeria which has exported crude for about 50 years? Why should you travel hundreds of kilometers on smooth, almost silky roads in Ghana, and your own roads back home are filled with craters and gullies?

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You passed through many police check points, but not at a single one were you questioned, harassed or money extorted from you or the driver. Like a troubadour, you traversed villages, towns and cities, but not once were you in danger of being waylaid and robbed silly. Dare you try that in Nigeria? Why, why, why? Why is our country so blest? I went to Ghana for recreation, I got it. But I also came back with deep-seated anger in the pit of my stomach.

Six nights in Ghana, no power failure, not even for one second. In Nigeria, they promised us 6000 megawatts of electricity by December 2009, they delivered pitch darkness. Why won't one be angry, to the point of entertaining thoughts that are potentially treasonous, mutinous?

Since you can't really hold a man for the thoughts in his heart (at least, you're not God), let me share with you some of the things that infiltrated my heart during those days in Ghana. Just consider that I'm thinking aloud.

The visionary Kwame Nkrumah government was overthrown by the military in 1966. The generals began to toss the country from one side to the other, from Ankrah to Afrifa, to Acheampong, to Akuffo. They covered the landscape with greed, avarice, larceny.

They bled Ghana to the bones, and the country virtually collapsed. Then came pay day. A hot-headed young military officer struck in 1979. Flight Lieutenant John Jerry Rawlings, scion of a Scottish father and Ghanaian mother.

It is a matrilineal society, so Rawlings is considered a full-blooded Ghanaian. What did he do? Gen Afrifa had seized power in 1968, Acheampomg in 1972, Akuffo in 1978. He hauled all of them before military tribunals, which found them guilty of corruption. And they were shot. Shocking! Yes, but shock treatments do work, they have their positive sides.

Because Rawlings gave Ghana a shock treatment, the country is almost an Eldorado today. In the late 1970s, as a result of years of plunder by the military, Ghanaians flocked into other African countries, seeking refuge and succour. Many of them taught me in secondary school.

Bernard Ohene Addai, Adu Sarkodee, Sarkodee Mensah, Ben Omane, Nana Offori, Ado Danquah, and many others. And their women? Let's not remember the days of two lala. That was what they charged then in the brothels (don't ask me how I knew).

They could not pronounce Naira properly, so they called it lala. But those days are now gone. The Ghanaian woman has regained her pride because good leadership retrieved the country from the hawks, from the plunderers. When will our own come?

By the hands of the military, Ghana was destroyed. And by the hands of a military man, the land was restored.

Eight solid years of democratic rule by the same man laid a new foundation for the country. A former military leader has also ruled us here for eight years as a supposed democrat. He left the country in further ruins.

Our own military left Nigeria in tatters. The only Buhari /Idiagbon regime that wanted to knock sense into our heads (and land) was toppled in a palace conspiracy. Oh, what an unfortunate land. Today, Ghana has got her democracy right, the votes of the people count, elections are largely free and fair, while for us, we can only dream of such things.

Pity, pity. Shouldn't we also have shot some people to ribbons? But enough of thinking aloud, lest I be accused of accommodating seditious thoughts. Keep your heart with all diligence, for from it are the issues of life.

Each time I stand by the Atlantic Ocean in Ghana, I remember my father. And two of the hotels where we stayed, La Palm Royal Beach Hotel, Accra, and Elmina Beach Hotel, Cape Coast, are right at the bank of the great sea.

It was the same waters on which my father sailed almost 55 years ago, in search of the Golden Fleece. He never stopped telling us of the voyage to Fourah Bay College, Sierra-Leone, where he took a degree in Economics. He had stopped over in Ghana. Maybe he even stood on the very spot on which I had my feet planted. Memories are forever.

At a point in Accra, my wife and daughter needed to buy sunglasses. Our tour guide, Steve, was driving a fairly new Toyota. He simply found a place to park, left the engine running, and went to help them bargain. Good old Lagos! Leave your car door open with the engine running? The car will be at Cotonou in the next hour!

Hey! There is even Olusegun Obasanjo Way in Accra. Who dashed him? A long, well constructed dual carriageway.  Continued   
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19  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: Maassive EarthQuake! It's Like EnD of the wOrLd in HAITI on: 13-01-2010 11:21 PM
every nations needs prayer.pls don't judge any country that are in need.
20  Forum / Naijapals Base (Metro life) / Re: Maassive EarthQuake! It's Like EnD of the wOrLd in HAITI on: 13-01-2010 10:54 PM
Signs of the end,matt 24 vers 6-14  And you will hear of warsand rumors of wars.see that you are not troubled;for all these things must Come to pass,but the end is not yet.
7.For nation will rise against nation,and kingdom against kingdom.
And there will be Famines,Pestilences,and EARTHquakes in varoius places.
8.All these are the beginning of sorrows.
9.Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for my name sake.
10.And then many will be offended,will betray one another.
11.Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.
12.And because lawlessness will abound,the love of many will grow cold.
13.But he who endures  to the end shall be saved.
14.And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations,and then the end will come.
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