I Just Dey Look - ADDING INJURY TO THE INSULT ! - EPISODE 2

 As a young boy, I enjoyed watching the gap toothed leader in uniform, I thought he was handsome and I wanted to make the army a choice of career because of him. I told my father but I guess he just thought I was just interested in current affairs not knowing that I had other ideas. One of my secret ideas was that once I got into the army, I would plot a coup and become the head of government and relinquish power unlike my military hero who had shifted the hand over date just like his military uncle, now an elder statesman, General Yakubu Gowon.  I had the feeling that the problems of Nigeria could be solved by a cilvillian government but that can only be achieved by a determined military government which I hoped to create with my coup. Howerver, I had to put that thought aside when I thought Babangida wouldn’t go the way of his maradonic mentor Gowon. I tag Gowon as the father of military maradonaism, haven shifted the return to democratic rule goal post in the 70s therby keeping his government in power for 9 years. This was one of the reasons the Murtala government came to being.

However, General Obasanjo kept the words of Murtala and handed over in 1979. Someone once said that if Murtala had not died, we may have also seen the Maradona in him manifested. I disagreed but when General Obasanjo now wanted a 3rd term or 3rd time as friend of mine calls it, I realized that the Maradonic nature is a nature of military politicians. They always find a ‘credible’ reason to want to hang on to government and as they also say – power.

It’s strange that a nation whose population made up of more people less than 40 years is led by an orchestration of those over 60 years! I am not against the Buharis, Atikus and Babangidas of this world to exercise their civil rights. I am against the unrepentant backward thoughts of our generation in thinking that these people are the only ones that should still hold on to the whims of power.

The funny and yet strange truth is that the young persons who have showed interests in becoming major political office contenders in Nigeria, have been made laughing stocks and described as comedians of the highest order because the reasoning of the average Nigerian is that to become a political office holder in Nigeria, you must be close to those in power, corrupt, extremely rich or an ex-military official. And when you are none of these, then you are just taking a stroll since nobody will follow you; even your papa wey born you!

It is becoming glaring that that is the case which I wonder when it will ever end if action are not taken now by the youths of the land. When a relatively unknown Dr. Chris Ngige became governor in Anambra state, it seemed things eventually started changing. However, when Chris Uba wielded his godfather might, the thoughts of demoncracy came to mind.  The Sylva – Jonathan brouhaha in Bayelsa is a reminder of how power is attained in democracy apart from the eventual elections.  There are more examples to let us know that democracy isn’t a written manual.

Indeed, it takes time for democracy to get entrenched in any society but there are indices that show that there is a positive navigation to that end.

I Just Dey Look - ADDING INJURY TO THE INSULT ! - EPISODE 1


With this show, I intend adding injury to the insult we have given to democracy(quote me if you like). “I just dey look” That is the exact words I use when I realize that the thing don dey pass my power (things have gotten out of my control) and I really do not know what to do that will make the situation different.
For example (in fact, not for example, it is for real), the political climate in Nigeria is something else. The weather report for the climate in Nigeria would be something like “the situation is funny mixed with a lot of restive cloud floating from the south-south and a heavy mist of violence stationed in the northern eastern part. The weather in the west is threatening peedicious though the haypicious clouds still adamantly prevalent”.

The whole nation is enmeshed with various aspirants who are gladly and subtly exhibiting their civil rights of standing for political offices. Some ministers have resigned in pursuit of political happiness while others are obviously giving their desires the final thoughts before coming out publicly. The truth is that, 2015 promises to be fun for political watchers despite various predictions that it could be the ignition for 3rd world war, the last straw that will break the back of Nigeria, the end of the dominance of PDP at the federal level, the return of a president from the north and many more.

However, going by history, it is easy (very easy) to predict what will not happen in Nigeria prior, during and after the 2015 general elections. It has always been predictions of all sorts coming from even the pulpits about what laid ahead for Nigeria prior presidential elections in1983,1993, 2003, 2007 and of course, 2011.

A few years back, IBB my military idol came out to lay claim to Aso Rock. I remember in an interview, he claimed that since he could organize the freest and fairest election in Nigeria, then he was the most qualified agent of change Nigeria needed at that point of Nigeria’s political life. Bobs, that sounded scary to me. He even claimed that he knows the problems of Nigeria and how to solve them since he has been there before. Tufiakwa! Na who go use toothbrush wey dey remove teeth brush teeth?

Any way, he has the right to contest and he also has the right to lay claim to anything he so desires but he should know that Nigerians also have the right to say, “we no want you, carry dey go”. Babangida ought to have been hopping from one aeroplane to another on the expense of the United Nations and other international organizations as an envoy just like his military cousin, Abubarkar Abdulsalami (although he had no choice then) who relinquished power to civilians and his military big bros, OBJ (even though he wanted a third term).Babangida ought to be someone Jonathan should be asking for advice on how to steer the Titanic called Nigeria from a collision with icebergs and not to be a rival to him.Babangida would have gotten the support of many Nigerians no doubt, but the blood of those that died due to the June 12 crisis would not have allowed his candidature come to pass. How can?

I know someone who was standing at palmgrove bus stop along Ikorodu road to board a bus but got hit by a stray bullet luckily in his thigh and not his tie. The guy still limps with iron inserted in his thigh to support his damaged bone. He curses IBB every time he climbs a staircase or when he attends his child’s inter house sports competition and cannot participate in the parents’ race.

There are many more that have faced worse situations due to only the June 12 crisis not to talk of those that faced other unpleasant situations during the IBB era. Surprisingly, IBB is still alive to witness more government ills perpetrated by government officials.....to be continued.

How Well Do You Know Nigeria - The Answer


We decided to post the answers now. Nigerians have proved with this game (with over 1000 views) that we do not really give much concern to our history.
Although some wrote to give us answers which they do not want in the public view because they do not want their ignorance seen all over, we discovered that our history do not matter much and that is one of the reasons corrupt people who have been part of previous governments without remorse still dare come to us and seek our votes.
Thanks to Nigeria's pioneer fitness training expert Pamela Mojekwu, Nixon Momoh, Adebisi Adebola Adeoye, Adeolu Johnson, Raymond Nnanna for their support in this edition. You have spurred us to work harder.

Guguru Fm hereby ask us to consider knowing a little more about Nigeria daily to understand that level of decadence in the country and what we should be aiming for as a people.

GOD bless Nigeria.
Photo: How much do you know of Nigeria?

Now, here is a simple game to test you.

Simply arrange the numbers attached to the pictures of these former Nigerian 
heads of state according to when they came into office.

Very simple,

Just write the number thus..12, 7, 8, 9 etc.Photo: We decided to post the answers now. Nigerians have proved with this game (with over 1000 views) that we do not really give much concern to our history.
Although some wrote to give us answers which they do not want in the public view because they do not want their ignorance seen all over, we discovered that our history do not matter much and that is one of the reasons corrupt people who have been part of previous governments without remorse still dare come to us and seek our votes.
Guguru Fm hereby ask us to consider knowing a little more about Nigeria daily to understand that level of decadence in the country and what we should be aiming for as a people.
GOD bless Nigeria.
 
8 - TAFAWA BALEWA, 1st Head of state of Nigeria as Prime minister he was killed in 1966.
4 - AGUIYI I IRONSI; was made head of state after the first coup and was killed later in 1966.
14 - YAKUBU GOWON became head of state after the 2nd coup and was there for 9 years.
7 - MURTALA MUHAMMED kicked out Gowon but got murdered in 1976.
9 - OLUSEGUN OBASANJO took over after Murtala’s death and handed over to civil government
12 - SHEHU SHAGARI first elected President of Nigeria
11 - MUHAMMADU BUHARI became head of state on the eve of 1984
5 - IBRAHIM BABANGIDA sensationalized the position as a military president, “stepped aside in 1993”. 
10 - ERNEST SHONEKAN interim head of state; barely stayed for 3 months
2 - SANNI ABACHA ruled for 6 years till death made him part
13 - ABDULSALAM ABUBARKAR, now white bearded; he relinquished power for the present democratic dispensation.
6 - OLUSEGUN OBASANJO first President in the new political dispensation, he was there for 8 years.
1 - UMAR YAR ADUA came in 2007 but passed on before the end of his first term.
3 - GOODLUCK JONATHAN, indeed I wonder who would miss his number. He is the man in charge right now
8 - TAFAWA BALEWA, 1st Head of state of Nigeria as Prime minister he was killed in 1966.
4 - AGUIYI I IRONSI; was made head of state after the first coup and was killed later in 1966.
14 - YAKUBU GOWON became head of state after the 2nd coup and was there for 9 years.
7 - MURTALA MUHAMMED kicked out Gowon but got murdered in 1976.
9 - OLUSEGUN OBASANJO took over after Murtala’s death and handed over to civil government
12 - SHEHU SHAGARI first elected President of Nigeria
11 - MUHAMMADU BUHARI became head of state on the eve of 1984
5 - IBRAHIM BABANGIDA sensationalized the position as a military president, “stepped aside in 1993”. 
10 - ERNEST SHONEKAN interim head of state; barely stayed for 3 months
2 - SANNI ABACHA ruled for 6 years till death made him part
13 - ABDULSALAM ABUBARKAR, now white bearded; he relinquished power for the present democratic dispensation.
6 - OLUSEGUN OBASANJO first President in the new political dispensation, he was there for 8 years.
1 - UMAR YAR ADUA came in 2007 but passed on before the end of his first term.
3 - GOODLUCK JONATHAN, indeed I wonder who would miss his number. He is the man in charge right now.

How Well Do You Know Nigeria?

How much do you know Nigeria?

Now, here is a simple game to test you.

Simply arrange the numbers attached to the pictures of these former Nigerian
heads of state according to when they came into office.

Very simple,

Just write the number thus..12, 7, 8, 9 etc.

Photo: How much do you know of Nigeria?

Now, here is a simple game to test you.

Simply arrange the numbers attached to the pictures of these former Nigerian 
heads of state according to when they came into office.

Very simple,

Just write the number thus..12, 7, 8, 9 etc.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

Oshadipe Twin Passes On

Taiye Oshadipe, one of the multitalented twin sisters passed on this morning at Lagos state teaching hospital (LASUTH) of an ailment which she battled with for a while.
The devastated mother of the twins was seen at the premises of the hospital wailing while hospital staff and family members tried to console her.
The star twins have featured in various productions notable among them is Super story.

Their facebook page; Oshadipe Twins describes them thus: Taiye and Kehinde Oshadipe are sensational and dynamic set of identical twins whose major hobby is performing through songs: Inspirational, Contemporary and Gospel to be specific. Nigerians, born and bred in Lagos but a native of Ondo-State (Akungba Akoko).

They started singing from the church and were formerly called ‘The Angelic Voices’ but later settled for the ‘Oshadipetwins’ when it was time for their debut album.

Oshadipetwins as they are fondly called by fans have at present two albums to their credit: debut; ‘Jesus came to Africa’ Produced in 1999 and ‘I am the child of I am’, Produced in 2001.

Chief Segun Odegbami, Late Evang. Sunny Okosuns, Capt. Jide George, Yemi Sodimu among others were charismatic intellectuals that have been instrumental to their Success in the music industry. They have performed on the same stage with notable artistes both local and international: Michael Bolton, Angie Stone, King Sunny Ade, Evang. Ebenezer Obey, Tope Alabi, Sammy Okposo, Lara George, and the list goes on.

They have also performed in the presence of who’s who in Nigeria, e.g Governor Adams Oshiomole, Governor Gbenga Daniel, Mrs Oluremi Tinubu, e.t.c. Former active members of the popular versatile band ‘Compassion Band’ and a lover of a charity organization (Little Saints Orphanage).

Their muse: life experiences, emotions, family, nature and listening to other talented musicians. Presently out with a new single hit single titled ‘you don't know’, and presently in the studio for their third album.

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