‘Death be not proud’ in the bank robbery at Owerri, Imo.

 

Bank robbery at owerri, Imo State.
Crime scene: Bank robbery at owerri, Imo state.

It was another day to make some transactions as customers  move in and out of the bank premises  and everything seem to be going under control as I watched the three minute or thereabout video of the robbery attack that happened at the Zenith bank branch in Owerri the Imo state capital. Pandemonium gripped everyone at the scene as the bandits rent the air with sporadic gun shots to scare the hell out of people-the devil must have been frightened as well I must say. Even Usain Bolt would have envied the security guard as he took to his heels with some of the customers in the line of fire. Continue reading “‘Death be not proud’ in the bank robbery at Owerri, Imo.”

Training should not be an option for a presenter on the Nigerian airwave

 

A presenter must be trained before going on the airwave.
BON Logo

It was one of those boring Saturdays and I mean BORING!!!…no party (owambe), no premiership football, no power supply-as it has always been for some time now. Even the call of nature (sleep) proved stubborn, it practically went AWOL!!! Searching for no particular object in the living room, I stumbled on an old transistor radio and remembered that I haven’t listened to any Nigerian radio station in a while.

This should be a good time to groove to some good music I retort and that was what I did but intermittently when the presenter (OAP) discuss on issues, I can’t but imagine whether it’s a Nigerian frequency I was tuned to or an American radio station. This observation of mine cut across most Nigerian radio stations in the country as I tuned to other stations to confirm my assertion. This got me seriously thinking what went wrong to the use of proper grammar because I can’t understand the “gonna wanna” that is been spoken on the Nigerian airwaves here and there. Continue reading “Training should not be an option for a presenter on the Nigerian airwave”

How to deal with the consistent abuse of the police

How to deal with the consistent abuse of the police
Nigeria Police Force

The security of lives and property is the primary reason why the Army, Navy, Airforce, Police, NSCDC and other paramilitary agencies were been established. Security is one of the paramount features for our existence aside from food, clothing and shelter. It is also a force to reckon with when a country has a strong as well as a disciplined security unit to protect her citizens from external aggression. However, can the aforementioned be said of the Nigerian security unit?

The strength of the Nigerian security is not in doubt given the inadequacy of the resources that is been given to them to procure equipments and relevant training. The reason for this article is to ascertain the numerical strength of our security which is put at 1:50000 for the police. This in my opinion is really dismal and I see why crime rates seem to be soaring higher day by day. The numerical strength to manage conflicts, crime and social delinquencies has been overstretched. Continue reading “How to deal with the consistent abuse of the police”

Why do Nigerian politicians make unnecessary Pronouncement

Why do Nigerian politicians make unnecessary Pronouncement
Dr. Chris Ngige

The newly elected President of France Emmanuel Macron won the election based on the policies he put forward and this is what seem to be the scenario in some European, Asian and other developed countries. I woke up this morning to read news headlines and the one that got my attention was that of the Minister of Labour and Productivity Dr. Chris Ngige’s pronouncement that APC will win Anambra in the coming polls. Arrrrggghhh!!! How rude can that statement be I retort momentarily but could this be that he was just trying to be positive- i think he is the only person who can answer that question. Continue reading “Why do Nigerian politicians make unnecessary Pronouncement”

The health of PMB is a priority to the citizens of Nigeria

 

The health of PMB is a priority to the citizens of Nigeria
President Mohammadu Buhari

“PMB travels tonight for medical follow-up. Length of stay to be determined by London doctors. Government to function to function normally under VP”.

That was the precise statement issued out by the Special Assistant to the President on media on Sunday. I thought it was fair enough that the President’s movement this time around was communicated to the citizens, which is the moral thing to do. At least, they learnt from the past mistake when the President went AWOL!! Continue reading “The health of PMB is a priority to the citizens of Nigeria”

Will the Whistle Blowing policy end corruption in Nigeria

 

Will the Whistle Blowing policy end corruption in Nigeria
Keyboard used by a Whistle Blower

How sad the Arsenal football club has been doing bad lately in the English Premier League and I would not say this is due to the ineffectiveness of the referees in whistle blowing but as a result of the lack of creativity in the Arsenal midfield. Santi Carzola has always been the creative player for the team in the recent past but ever since he had been injured, the team had been playing crappy football I must say. Continue reading “Will the Whistle Blowing policy end corruption in Nigeria”

The Lagos Third Mainland Bridge is trending for ‘Suicide Mission’

 

Suicide Mission

The ocean is one of the very numerous wonders of the World that was created by the God Almighty for the pleasure of mankind. The scenic view and the aesthetic it gives the landscape is something to behold. The Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos (Nigeria) is one of the oceans that hold her own (no thanks to the activities of fishermen and the likes) when we talk about beauty.

I could recall going to Idumota (Lagos) those days with my family for Christmas shopping (places like Bata, Leventis will never be forgotten in a hurry), on getting to the Third Mainland Bridge, we all jostle to sit near the window to get a good view of the ocean. It was really a marvel to watch the hustle and bustle of Lagos Island (Idumota). Today, I still ply that route sometimes but the spectacle I once felt is not there anymore-probably because there isn’t much change(s). Continue reading “The Lagos Third Mainland Bridge is trending for ‘Suicide Mission’”