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The Goldie Harvey situation – Lest We Immortalize Nuisance

  • Tuesday, 19 February 2013
  • by
  • Nosagie Nosa-Ero


  • **Nigerians applauds Ekiti State governor, Mr. Kayode Fayemi who described Goldie as a “great daughter of Ekiti State” for singing meaningless songs and publishing suggestive photos of herself.

    **Same Nigerians called Governor Theodora Orji of Abia State "an Idiot" for giving a car to Purity queen Mrs. Nwanyieze Prosper who kept her virginity until her marriage.

    Goldie is deadAbout ten years ago I lost a friend in an armed robbery incident. Obviously the armed robbers were not satisfied with robbing they needed to make a point by harming someone in the house and my friend’s mother was their target. As they swung the axe my friend who was the scholar of our class in secondary school protected his mother with his head…. he died; no national award, no postmortem speech from the Governor and of course no celebrity burial; he was just another guy, the fact that he took a battle axe to his head for his mother was irrelevant.

    This and many more of it happens in a country wherein people get millions both in local and foreign currency for playing football; a country wherein comedians shake hands with the President and women who kiss strange men on camera in the name of acting take home National Award and an immoral youth who made fame singing about his private part is given special opportunity to interview the President in a desperate campaign strategy because the thinking is that the community is populated by zombies and bimbos who will vote in a PHD holder on the “honor” of a nuisance whose only relevance to society, apart from lewd music, is competition in air and space. Thus the question every sane Nigerian should be asking is when will this madness of undeserved honor stop?

    The death of the musician from Ekiti, Goldie Harvey, and the attempt to make it seem like we lost an icon is another and perhaps the worst of all these madness. I do not believe that death, which we will all face, should make you a hero except you died an honorable death. When people just drop dead we grieve and console the family not tell blatant lies as to who they were. This is why the statement of the Ekiti State Governor is worrisome. Mr. Kayode Fayemi is reported to have described Goldie as a “great daughter of Ekiti State” and one has to wonder upon what was this greatness achieved? Are people now great for singing meaningless songs with promiscuous suggestions or for taking and publishing suggestive photos of themselves?

    Since when did we consider it greatness to appeal to the sexual cravings of perverts and run after men on camera in the name of a reality show that is far from reality? Since when did it become great achievement that a lady is even thought of as being a junkie in her life time? How can this be great?

    In the past fathers will tell their children “don’t bring shame to this family” but nowadays shame and shamelessness is celebrated with such noise that you think the Devil himself is in charge of people’s life and even he has gone crazy.

    Ironically, around the same period this unfortunate death occurred Governor Theodora Orji of Abia State was commending Mrs. Nwanyieze Prosper for winning the Purity Queen title for a lady who kept her virginity until her marriage; surprisingly some Nigerians criticized the Governor and even ‘accused’ him of giving her a car whereas Governor Kayode Fayemi was praised for describing Goldie as a “bright star” among other accolades including that she lived a “fulfilled life”. Indeed the world is upside down.

    The problem with giving honour to people who did dishonourable acts is that people will definitely emulate them. The Dolly Parton’s of this world made it a fashion for women to expose their cleavage; years on women have lost their husbands to such exposure and homes have collapsed; the Dr. Dre’s of this world made being “gangster” a fashionable thing and years later the gangsters are increasing and we even have a gangster in the White House killing innocent people with Drones…. Martin Luther’s dreams became a Nightmare. And this list goes on and on; for every irresponsible person you honor you make irresponsibility the “swag”, the same way for every man who dies for his mother you honor you make standing up against oppression and protecting the weak the in-thing…. make your choice.

    Lastly, we must clarify two issues. The first one is with regards to speaking “evil” about the dead while the second one is the “who are you to judge” comedy.

    Firstly, the dead has already met what he or she put forward hence there is no need to speak of its evil. What there is need to do however is to either call the living to an example to live by if the dead is worthy of emulation or to warn the living to stay away from a wasteful lifestyle like that of the dead who lived life as if death was never going to come and this is the real lesson here; life is short, if you live it like Goldie your death may come and meet you in that state; what will you tell your Creator? We cannot pretend this is not the lesson here; it will be one lie too many

    Secondly, they ask us not to Judge and we say to them since we are in the spirit of not judging kindly don’t judge the location of your mouth so that you put your food in your nose. We say to them that in this spirit of not judging please cross the road without judging that a vehicle is close enough to knock you down; maybe when you are in the air you will realize your stupidity.

    We do not judge a person who has faith that he or she will be in the hellfire, we do not Judge that the person’s bad is more than his/her good, we do not Judge if God will forgive a believer…..but we judge that fornication and the promotion of it is EVIL, and that the one who represented evil dead does not make evil good.

    Some others will say an adult can do what he or she likes and you don’t have to force your life on others. The question we have for this set of confused mentally colonized perverts is that this same justification is given to homosexuality and it will soon be given to incest so that if a grown up man and his grown up daughter say they fell in love and want to marry your kind will say well it’s their life, it does not affect me…. can you see now that you are sick?

    Conclusively, the lessons from this unfortunate incident can be summarized as thus;

    1) Death can come at any time; be prepared to meet your Lord.

    2) Fame and fortunes are but illusions, what matters is your relationship with your Creator.

    3) The enjoyment of this world is fleeting; don’t let it deceive you.

    4) Live a good life; one that does not involve promoting lewdness or any type of evil; death and Judgment is real and it is no respecter of status.

    5) It was the honor given her musical mentors that led the lady to not just music but a meaningless form upon which her life ended so let’s ensure that we do not turn scum into icons because people will sure emulate them.

    May God Almighty give the family fortitude to bear the lost and guide them aright.

    Eseoghene Al-Faruq Ohwojeheri writes from Benin City, Edo State.
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    Why I Went For Secret Wedding - Tu Face

  • Tuesday, 11 December 2012
  • by
  • Nosagie Nosa-Ero



  • The Nigerian and international music sensation Tu face has been all over the media, this time not because of a new album lunch, rather a more personal issue that has to do with him and his wife Annie. Tu face claims he secretly married Annie because he didn't want to hurt hisother baby mamas.

    Why I Went For Secret Wedding - Tu Face
    Image Credit: TheNET
    "I chose her above the others because she has been through it all with me.”

    "Annie is my first and true love. I had known her before I met the other women in my life. As a Christian, I had to marry one woman and it just had to be Annie. We had a secret wedding after we had reached an agreement and amicable understanding about the mothers of my children. It was a tough decision to make, one of the toughest in my life."

    “I secretly married her because I have so much respect for my other babies’ mothers; I cannot afford to hurt their feelings with a sudden society wedding with Annie, not now. I chose her above the others because she has been through it all with me.”

    That's it, it's so so emotional but I have got to say I really do respect the path he choosed to follow in this regad.
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    Okonji-Iweala Mum's Kidnapped - Recent Update

  • by
  • Nosagie Nosa-Ero


  • Mr Ikechukwu Aduba, the Delta State Commissioner of Police, has debunked reports suggesting that a $1 Billion Ransom demand has be made to effect the release of the abducted mother of the Nigeria's finance minister.

    Image Credit: Ebose

    Reuters claimed that someone, possibly one of the kidnappers, had made the demand in a phone call on Monday. However, there was no way of confirming the genuineness of the phone call.

    “We have to identify the source of the call. Anybody can make spurious calls and demands,” said Delta State Police spokesman, Sergie Ezegam, without giving details of who was contacted or what was demanded.

    “We still don’t know the reason for her abduction. What we know is that this is a crime, the woman’s life is in danger and we are making frantic efforts to rescue her.”

    The mother of the Finance Minister was kidnapped on Sunday afternoon from her home in Ogwashi-Uku by eight men who invaded her husband’s palace.

    Few hours later, the police affirmed that they have authentic information to get hold of the kidnaper's. Days after, we stil await verifiable confirmation of the the claim.
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    Lagos - Ibadan Expressway Must be Completed In Two Months - FG

  • Tuesday, 4 December 2012
  • by
  • Nosagie Nosa-Ero


  • The Federal Government has given Julius Berger Nigeria Plc and RCC Nigeria Limited, two contractors currently handling the rehabilitation of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, two months to complete the work.

    Lagos - Ibadan Expressway Must be Completed In Two Months - FG
    Image Credit: Osawaru
    Minister of Works, Mr. Mike Onolemenem, stated this on Monday, and announced that reconstruction work would commence thereafter.

    He also said after reconstruction, toll gate would be reintroduced on the road but was silent on who would manage it and the cost of the project.

    The minister spoke during a press conference at the Shagamu Interchange end of the road where one of our correspondents observed a Julius Berger team working simultaneously at three different points.

    The minister said, “The recovery and rehabilitation work will last for eight weeks and between now and then, all the processes leading to the award of the reconstruction contract in line with the Public Procurement Act would have been completed. We expect that as soon as the rehabilitation work is completed, the reconstruction work will commence.

    Thanks Punch 
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    Obasanjo Should Go to Jail - Falana (SAN)

  • by
  • Nosagie Nosa-Ero


  • Human right activist and lawyer, Falana SAN insists that ex-President Obasanjo would be in jail if his dealings while in government was investigated. 

    Obasanjo Should Go to Jail - Falana (SAN)
    Image Credit; Ola Okotolo
    "If President Hosni Mubarak could go to jail and other corrupt leaders in Asia and North Africa, it is a pointer that former President Olusegun Obasanjo will go to jail" - Femi Falana.

    What do you think?



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    Bishop Oyedepo Asked To Pay N2 Billion Over Kindergarten's Death

  • Sunday, 2 December 2012
  • by
  • Nosagie Nosa-Ero


  • The General Overseer of Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo has been asked to pay N2 billion within 14 days as general damages or face legal action, for the death of three-year-old Imienfan Omokaro who got drowned at Kingdom Heritage Model School operated by Winners Chapel in Benin.

    Bishop Oyedepo Asked to Pay N2 billion Over Kindergarten’s Death
    Image Credit: Sharemez
    A letter written by Omokaro’s Counsel, Prince Peter E. Uwadiae-Igbinigie and, dated November 28, 2012 and made available to journalists in Benin, explained that the amount was “for the callous and senseless killing of our client’s daughter, Miss Imienfan Omokaro.”


    Besides, Mr. Omokaro’s lawyers want Kingdom Heritage Model School to tender unreserved apology in three national newspapers, warning that if the demands were not met within 14 days, “we have the irrevocable instructions of our client to commence legal action against the school (Kingdom Heritage Model School) and Church (Winners Chapel) without any further correspondence from this Chambers.”

    Imienfan Omokaro, a KG I pupil of Kingdom Heritage Model School, was said to have drowned in a drum of water in a toilet in the school on November 1, 2012.

    Also, teachers of the school allegedly did not inform her mother when she came to pick her from school on that fateful day until late in the evening.

    The school authorities and Winners Chapel had reportedly kept the girl for more than an hour, praying for her before finally taking her to Irowa Hospital in Benin, where she was confirmed dead.

    The girl had died before being brought to hospital, doctors said.

    Thanks  Sharemez
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    Forget Tax, Government Should Fund Church Activities Instead - Rev. Nicholas Okoh

  • by
  • Nosagie Nosa-Ero

  • The issue of taxation as it relates to churches in Nigeria has always been greeted with mixed reactions. Rev Nicholas has made his feelings known, and he thinks it's absolutely ridiculous to tax churches.

    It Is Ridiculous To Tax Churches - Rev. Nicholas Okoh
    Image Credit:  Naij
    "It is unfortunate to hear that someone will suggest that Churches should start paying taxes to government. Considering what Churches are doing for the country, I want to say that government should instead, fund some of our activities and give some kind of funds to Churches.'' Rev Nicholas remarked in Abuja at the 2012 Carnival for Christ, organised by the Abuja Diocese of the Anglican Communion.

    What is Caesar's must be given to Caesar, that's my candid opinion on the Church and Taxation.  
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    Bored? Check Out Bracket's New Hair Style

  • by
  • Nosagie Nosa-Ero

  • The music sensation that Bracket brings to the Nigeria music world might be missing currently, but they have something to show to you, you too can try it out for th Xmas. It a new hair style that should leave you breathless or take a bow.


    What do you think? Oh! Bracket should get a life? 
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    Angry Islamists Protest Kim Kardashian Visit To Bahrain

  • by
  • Nosagie Nosa-Ero


  • Reality TV star Kim Kardashain visited Bahrain to launch the 'Millions of Milkshakes'
    franchise inside the mall. The visit brought out screaming fans, angry Muslims hardliners and police throwing stun grenades.

    Image Credit: Hasan Jamali
    Angry protesters demonstrated outside a newly built shopping mall during Kim's promotional visit in Riffa Bahrain, on Dec. 1, 2012.

    Bahrain protesters chant slogans and one holds a banner that reads, "none of our customs and traditions allow us to receive stars of porn movies,"  It took the intervention of riot police who fired tear gas and threw stun grenades to disperse more than 50 hardline Islamic protesters denouncing her presence in the Gulf kingdom.
                 
    Some MPs tried to block the visit because of what they called her "bad
    reputation", according to a local newspaper. Meanwhile,Thousands of fans, who had paid up to 500 Bahraini dinars ($1,360) a ticket, broke into hysterical screams as the
    32-year-old celebrity launched the 'Millions of Milkshakes franchise inside the mall.
    Despite the protest, the inauguration proceeded and there were no reports of casualties.

    The protesters should have known that Kim is unstoppable and that 'Venom of Vipers does nothing to the back of the Leopard'.
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    Lesson 101 For Nigeria Politicians, Obama and Romney Meet At White House For Lunch

  • Saturday, 1 December 2012
  • by
  • Nosagie Nosa-Ero

  • It's no secret that the current generation of Nigeria politicians are miles away from being diplomatic during and after a rivalry which see them use demented and over-the-line approach in bringing down their opponents. However, the scar remains when a party is declared the winner, the loosing and main opposition party automatically becomes a notorious enemy using the election petition tribunal to pursue a cause of action; most times it is the barristers and SAN's who end up being enriched by the paymaster as the case is strucked and thrown inside the trash-can.

    Lesson 101 For Nigeria Politicians, Obama and Romney Meet At White House For Lunch
    Image Credit: BBC
    I can argue it till eternity that our diplomatic failure isn't based on our democracy still being nascent, that conclusion is old and boring. If other African nations can conduct elections without political rivals engaging in damaging verbal stunts, then Nigeria simply has got no excuse. Afterall she is the glorified giant of Africa. When a situation especially one as delicate as an election becomes a "do or die" affair as one of Nigeria's ex-president best described the process, it would be insane not to understand why the political chemistry in Nigeria has remained in disdain.

    Very often when following the trend of an election in the west especially the United States, one becomes so amazed how political rivalry can be squashed immediately after the results are announced. This is done in national interest and to preserve national integrity. The loosing camp immediately initiates the process of conceding defeat and congratulates his opponents.

    Now, Three weeks after the election, Mitt Romney made it to the White House. It wasn't the start of a term as Romney had envisioned. But it was, at least, all on good terms with the man who defeated him, President Barack Obama.

    Reports suggested that  Obama and Romney had a private lunch on Thursday -  In the menus was some white turkey chili and Southwestern grilled chicken salad. They both ate and had conversation - a kind of conversation that never happens while two presidential nominees are bashing each other's ideas during a campaign.

    They shook hands in the Oval Office. They spoke of American leadership in the world. They pledged to keep in touch. Maybe even work together.

    That's it, the bang. I can only dream of when a report can be published in the media of how two political opponents sat and had lunch in Nigeria. Perhaps, it might not take a while before my doubts are cleared. 2015 can't come fast. 
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