Monday, 30 January 2017

The draw for the fifth round of the FA Cup has been made, with Premier League side Arsenal facing non-league Sutton United away.

Middlesbrough take on League
Two opposition in Oxford United.
Holders Manchester United will
be up against Blackburn Rovers at
Ewood Park.
Non-league side Lincoln City will
play Burnley away in an intriguing
encounter that has the potential
for an upset.
Chelsea, meanwhile, travel to face
Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Manchester City will be away
against Huddersfield Town.
Fulham host Tottenham Hotspur
at Craven Cottage.
17 teams were involved in the
draw, with Derby County and
Leicester City having to face
eachother in a replay to
determine who will make it
through to the next round and
play Millwall.
All of the sides involved will be
dreaming of making it to the final
at Wembley on May 27th.
The fifth round ties will be played
between February 17th and 20th.

Full FA Cup fifth round draw

Burnley v Lincoln City

Fulham v Tottenham Hotspur

Blackburn Rovers v Manchester
United

Sutton United v Arsenal

Middlesbrough v Oxford United

Wolverhampton Wanderers v
Chelsea

Huddersfield Town v Manchester
City

Millwall v Derby/Leicester City

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Sunday, 29 January 2017

BEWARE Of Fake Application Forms, JAMB Warns Candidates

The Joint Admission and Matriculation
Board (JAMB), has warned candidates
and members of the general public to
beware of fraudsters illegally selling fake
application forms to candidates.
The JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede,
who made this known in Ogun State, said
that the board it is yet to begin the sales of
2017 forms.
Represented by the Director of Special
Duties, Mr Olujide Adisa, the JAMB Boss
added that the board was putting all
machinery together to ensure a hitch-free
admission process.
It will be recalled that two men were
recently caught by the NSCDC for
allegedly selling fake JAMB forms to
candidates in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
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Saturday, 28 January 2017

Chelsea 4-0 Brentford


Branislav Ivanovic scored on his
potential farewell appearance as
Chelsea beat neighbours Brentford
4-0 in the FA Cup fourth round at
Stamford Bridge.
Brentford, 15th in the
Championship, took Chelsea to a
replay four years ago, but there was
little prospect of a repeat as the
Blues claimed a 10th successive
home win.
Willian, Pedro and Michy Batshuayi,
with a penalty, were also on target
for the Premier League leaders,
whose only concern came when
Willian went off midway through
the second half after earlier holding
his ankle.
Ivanovic replaced Willian and
scored his 34th Chelsea goal on his
377th appearance, amid
suggestions his nine-year stay at
Stamford Bridge could come to an
end before Tuesday's transfer
deadline.
Asmir Begovic, who will be allowed
to leave for Bournemouth if Chelsea
can find a replacement, made a
number of key interventions to
deny Brentford and show his value
as Thibaut Courtois' back-up.
Another potential goodbye came
when striker Scott Hogan, valued at
£15million and linked with West
Ham, came off the Brentford bench.
It was his first involvement in the
matchday squad for almost four
weeks but he could not turn the
match in Brentford's favour.
Arsenal will attempt to stop
Chelsea's home run next Saturday
in the Premier League.
Chelsea's last home loss was to
Tuesday's league opponents
Liverpool, who were dumped out of
the FA Cup by Wolves earlier on
Saturday.
Like Jurgen Klopp, Antonio Conte
made nine changes against Sky Bet
Championship opposition, with
Pedro and Cesar Azpilicueta the
only players retained following the
win over Hull.
Brentford held their own before
Lasse Vibe was penalised for a body
check on Pedro. Bees complaints
were dismissed.
Willian took the resulting free-kick
and curled it beyond Daniel
Bentley.
Soon it was 2-0. Batshuayi played
the ball into the right channel.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek left it for
Pedro, who slid it beneath Bentley.
Batshuayi thought he had scored
Chelsea's third, but one scrambled
chance was cleared before Pedro
was offside as the Belgium striker
found the net.
Loftus-Cheek, who had a long-range
shot tipped over, next snatched at a
chance, firing straight at Bentley.
Brentford had opportunities either
side of half-time. Yoann Barbet
struck a volley at Begovic and the
goalkeeper pounced to repel the
danger as Vibe hesitated after John
Terry's slip.
Willian shrugged off a knock to his
ankle to cut in from the left and
shoot over.
The Brazilian ran at Brentford
again. He fed Loftus-Cheek, who
lifted the ball over the on-rushing
Bentley but on to the bar.
Begovic spread himself to save at
the feet of Nico Yennaris before
Loftus-Cheek beat two men only for
a third to block his effort.
Chelsea's third finally came when
Pedro ran down the right and fed
the overlapping Ivanovic.
The Serbia right-back opted to
power the ball low into the near
corner before being enveloped by
his team-mates.
Ivanovic, who has won ever major
club honour since his January 2008
arrival from Lokomotiv Moscow,
was then fouled by Barbet.
Batshuayi converted the resulting
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Mark Zuckerberg criticizes Donald Trump on immigration

Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg
expressed concern on Friday over
Trump's latest executive orders on
immigration and refugees.
"My great grandparents came
from Germany, Austria and
Poland. Priscilla's parents were
refugees from China and Vietnam.
The United States is a nation of
immigrants, and we should be
proud of that. Like many of you,
I'm concerned about the impact
of the recent executive orders
signed by President Trump"
Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook
post, which cited his family's
immigrant background and his
volunteer work with
undocumented schoolchildren.
"We should also keep our doors
open to refugees and those who
need help. That's who we are.
Had we turned away refugees a
few decades ago, Priscilla's family
wouldn't be here today"
Zuckerberg wrote.
On Friday, Trump signed an
executive order calling for "extreme
vetting" of refugees, following
through on promises on the
campaign trail.

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‘Why we arrested Harrysong’ – Five Star Music releases official statement

Singer Harrysong was yesterday arrested by
Five Star Music over charges of fraud and
breach of contract.
Five Star Music label has now issued a
statement on why they are taking legal
actions against Harrysong. The label also
advised the general public to tread with
caution and desist from transacting any
business with Mr. Harry Tare Okri, as same
is both illegal and a total breach of his
existing contract with Five Star Music
Label.
Read below.
It has become both imperative and necessary
to state our position on the ongoing
misguided and fallacious news making the
rounds in the media between our esteemed
record label and Mr. Harry Tare Okri.
Sometime in 2008 when Mr. Harry first
approached our record label for a music
contract, we immediately declined the
request when we found out that he had a
subsisting contract with one Mr. Kevin
Luciano of ‘Question Mark Entertainment
Label’.
All efforts then by Mr. Harry to influence
our management proved abortive as our
position was maintained on grounds of
equity, fairness and professionalism.
For further avoidance of doubts on the true
facts of the present situation, our
management has decided to officially set the
records straight, because of negative and
pervasive influence being foisted on the
psyche of our numerous and well meaning
fans.
Our first encounter with Mr. Harry was
sometime in 2008 when he approached our
management for a music contract. As stated
above, according to our findings at that
time, his contract with ‘Question Mark
Entertainment Record Label’ was still
subsisting and valid.
Obviously we declined when we found out
that Mr. Harry’s plans were ill orchestrated
against his employers, by walking out on
them without fulfilling the obligations
clearly contained in his running contract
with them.
When Harry’s employers (Question Mark
Entertainment) got wind of his frantic efforts
to desert his contract, a stern and official
public statement was issued against Mr.
Harry and a certain clause establishing his
existing contract was clearly published for
full consumption by the general public.
3a. The tussle continued between Harry and
his employers till sometime in 2014 when
Harry once again approached us, this time
very desperate.
We opened preliminary discussions with
him but demanded an official document
from his former employers relieving him of
any obligation or liability with regards to his
contract with them.
3b. Our move to do things right and
professionally with Mr. Harry earned us a
Twenty Million Naira Legal Suit
(N20,000,000.00) from Mr. Kevin Luciano
of Question Mark Entertainment (Records
are there for confirmation). We were joined
as co-defendants with Mr. Harry.
Juxtaposing the above with what is going on
now, it is quite unfortunate because “Good
intentions counts as much as good actions,
and the person seeking to do good is as
good as someone who actually does it.
3c. Knowing the vulnerability of Mr. Harry
on the impending legal suit, we solicited the
help of certain well respected individuals in
the Music industry to wade into the matter,
one of which was our dear veteran Daddy
Showkey.
Mr. Luciano having found out our intention
from inception to act in good faith, agreed to
withdraw his suit against Mr. Harry and our
company BUT, not without consequential
and settlement fees of Five Million Naira
(N5,000,000.00, records available for
verification).
We paid this amount solely without Mr.
Harry contributing a dime!
It is often said that “When people sense that
someone else is vulnerable, they tend to
attack, for when the calf falls, the knives
come out”.
However, in Mr. Harry’s vulnerable
situation, we did nothing of the sort. Rather,
we whole heartedly bought all his liability
off Question Mark Entertainment Label, and
welcomed him as a family into Five Star
Music Label, a genuine gesture and decision
we are all regretting this present day.
Because we are known for running our
affairs professionally and legally, we signed
a three year contract with Mr. Harry and
certain conditions and obligations were
specifically and properly spelled out apart
from the terms of the contract.
Most important of these were his obligations
to our Music Label, which amongst others
include:
That he must deliver at least, three (3) full
music albums on or before the expiration of
the first term of his three year contract,
otherwise the label solely reserves the right
either to rescind or extend the contract.
These conditions were never met.
While in the employment of the Five Star
Music Label, he must not engage himself in
anyway whatsoever, whether directly, by
proxy or through a third party in any Music
or recording business other than that of Five
Star Music. This condition was also
repeatedly breached as Mr. Harry has been
releasing music, going on tours locally and
internationally without our consent or
paying the agreed percentage to the label.
Five Star Music wishes to state categorically
that this reckless breach of contract by Mr.
Harry stands contrary to our company’s
work ethics and will therefore be pursued to
a logical conclusion using the full
instrument of the law.
In setting the records straight, let it be
known that before now, the label refrained
from instituting any legal actions against
him for his blatant breach of contract, just
because he was still considered as part of
Five Star Music family.
However, his posture as clearly manifested
through his lawyers whom have continued
to write and make all kinds of assertions and
threats to the label necessitated our
immediate response for the general public to
know the truth and inherent facts of the
story. For it is said, that facts speaks for
themselves.
We therefore advice the general public to
tread with caution and desist from
transacting any business with Mr. Harry
Tare Okri, as same is both illegal and a total
breach of his existing contract with our
record Label, ‘Five Star Music Label’.
Notwithstanding what propaganda he feeds
the public, we further advice that proper
verifications are made from us, as there is no
iota of truth emanating therefrom.
Signed
Mr. C.C Chris
Five Star Music Limite

Friday, 27 January 2017

Brotherly

That's my Bro from another  mum,,
Sir White



Breaking!!! Arsene Wenger Handed Four-Match Ban Following Fourth Official Incident… See The Crucial Matches He’s Gonna Miss!

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Breaking!! Five-Star Music Arrest Harrysong Over Contract Dispute


Reports making the rounds claim that
former Five star music artist, Harrysong has
been arrested by men of the Nigerian Police
Force at the behest of the record label over
a contract dispute. Harrysong’s rift with his
former record label began last year when he
insisted on holding a peace concert in
Warri.
His record label insisted he shelf the
concert and work on his album and the
dispute eventually led to him deciding to
leave the label. Songs has floated his record
label but five-star music are after the artist
over claims of breach of contract as well as
alleged fraud.
More details later…

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

2017 UTME: JAMB, NECO, WAEC, NABTEB Harmonise Examination Time-Table


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation
Board (JAMB) on Tuesday said it has
agreed on a harmonised time-table with
other examination bodies ahead of 2017
Unified Tertiary Matriculation
Examination (UTME).
The decision, the board said, would lead to
a hitch free examination.
The board at a brainstorming meeting with
the National Examination Council
(NECO), West African Examination
Council (WAEC) and National Business
and Technical Examination (NABTEB)
held at JAMB’s headquarters in Abuja
unanimously agreed to harmonise the
examination timetable because of the
candidates’ desire for qualitative tertiary
education.
The Spokesperson of JAMB, Dr. Fabian
Benjamin, in a statement late on Tuesday
night in Abuja, said the harmonised
examination timetable had put to rest
problems arising from overlapping of
examination dates which would have
disenfranchised a sizeable number of
candidates from writing the examination.
“At the end of the brainstorming session,
the bodies resolved that WAEC would
speak to all its authorities that from 2018,
between March and April, for a window of
two weeks be created where all other
examinations that have nothing to do with
Nigeria will be held so as to allow a
window for JAMB to conduct its
examination,” the statement said.
According to the statement, the
examination bodies agreed that for the
purpose of the 2017 UTME, JAMB would
shift its examinations to allow students face
WAEC, NECO and NABTEB.
“However, a 10-day window for JAMB’S
UTME has been created by all examination
bodies for JAMB to conduct its
examination. In view of this, JAMB will
soon announce the commencement of sale
of the 2017/2018 admission forms for
UTME and Direct Entry (DE).
“JAMB emphasises the fact that whoever is
presently collecting any money in the name
of JAMB form should be reported to the
police or any other security agency as
fraudster,” the statement added.

Saturday, 21 January 2017

For Real? Students Of Washington University Will Now Study Kanye West As A Course

There’s a new course at Washington
University in St. Louis focused on
everything Kanye West.
Confirming to Billboard, Professor Jeffrey
McCune, ‘Seventy-five students are
currently registered for “Politics of Kanye
West: Black Genius and Sonic Aesthetics,”
a course which began this week and there’s
a waiting list to sign up for the class’.
The course description reads ‘Kanye West
As a hip-hop artist Kanye West has had
unprecedented impact on the sonic force of
music, fashion, politics, and videography.
Coupling his controversial moments, with
his corpus of musical texts with special
focus on sonic production, this course
illuminates Mr. West as a case study for
interrogating the interplay between fame,
gender, sexuality, and race. Mostly, we
explore how racialized ways of doing
iconography, complex ways of seeing,
creates a distorted or reductive frame
through which we see the black and
famous. Nonetheless, the course oscillates
with entertaining these nuances, while
being entertained by the decade-long
catalogue of music and visual imagery.
Together, we extract the ‘Politics of Mr.
West’ in his music and life, while also
illuminating the importance of a politics of
genius-making in the larger arc of black
pop culture tradition.’
This won’t be the first college course about
Kanye. In 2014, the University of Missouri
offered a course focused on Kanye and Jay
Z. That course explored three main themes,
including where West and Hov fit within,
and how they changed the history of hip-
hop music.

Friday, 20 January 2017

Read the full text of President Donald Trump's inaugural address

Chief Justice Roberts, President
Carter, President Clinton, President
Bush, President Obama, fellow
Americans, and people of the
world: Thank you. We, the citizens
of America, are now joined in a
great national effort to rebuild our
country and to restore its promise
for all of our people.
Together, we will determine the
course of America and the world for
years to come.
We will face challenges. We will
confront hardships. But we will get
the job done.
Every four years, we gather on
these steps to carry out the orderly
and peaceful transfer of power, and
we are grateful to President Obama
and First Lady Michelle Obama for
their gracious aid throughout this
transition. They have been
magnificent.
Today's ceremony, however, has
very special meaning. Because
today we are not merely
transferring power from one
administration to another, or from
one party to another -- but we are
transferring power from
Washington, D.C. and giving it back
to you, the American People.
For too long, a small group in our
nation's Capital has reaped the
rewards of government while the
people have borne the cost.
Washington flourished -- but the
people did not share in its wealth.
Politicians prospered -- but the jobs
left, and the factories closed.
The establishment protected itself,
but not the citizens of our country.
Their victories have not been your
victories; their triumphs have not
been your triumphs; and while they
celebrated in our nation's capital,
there was little to celebrate for
struggling families all across our
land.
That all changes -- starting right
here, and right now, because this
moment is your moment: it belongs
to you.
It belongs to everyone gathered
here today and everyone watching
all across America. This is your day.
This is your celebration. And this,
the United States of America, is
your country.
What truly matters is not which
party controls our government, but
whether our government is
controlled by the people. January
20th 2017, will be remembered as
the day the people became the
rulers of this nation again. The
forgotten men and women of our
country will be forgotten no longer.
Everyone is listening to you now.
You came by the tens of millions to
become part of a historic
movement the likes of which the
world has never seen before. At the
center of this movement is a crucial
conviction: that a nation exists to
serve its citizens.
Americans want great schools for
their children, safe neighborhoods
for their families, and good jobs for
themselves. These are the just and
reasonable demands of a righteous
public.
But for too many of our citizens, a
different reality exists: Mothers and
children trapped in poverty in our
inner cities; rusted-out factories
scattered like tombstones across
the landscape of our nation; an
education system flush with cash,
but which leaves our young and
beautiful students deprived of
knowledge; and the crime and
gangs and drugs that have stolen
too many lives and robbed our
country of so much unrealized
potential.
This American carnage stops right
here and stops right now.
We are one nation -- and their pain
is our pain. Their dreams are our
dreams; and their success will be
our success. We share one heart,
one home, and one glorious
destiny.
The oath of office I take today is an
oath of allegiance to all Americans.
For many decades, we've enriched
foreign industry at the expense of
American industry; subsidized the
armies of other countries while
allowing for the very sad depletion
of our military; we've defended
other nation's borders while
refusing to defend our own; and
spent trillions of dollars overseas
while America's infrastructure has
fallen into disrepair and decay.
We've made other countries rich
while the wealth, strength, and
confidence of our country has
disappeared over the horizon.
One by one, the factories shuttered
and left our shores, with not even a
thought about the millions upon
millions of American workers left
behind.
The wealth of our middle class has
been ripped from their homes and
then redistributed across the entire
world.
But that is the past. And now we
are looking only to the future. We
assembled here today are issuing a
new decree to be heard in every
city, in every foreign capital, and in
every hall of power.
From this day forward, a new vision
will govern our land.
From this moment on, it's going to
be America First.
Every decision on trade, on taxes,
on immigration, on foreign affairs,
will be made to benefit American
workers and American families. We
must protect our borders from the
ravages of other countries making
our products, stealing our
companies, and destroying our
jobs. Protection will lead to great
prosperity and strength.
I will fight for you with every breath
in my body -- and I will never, ever
let you down.
America will start winning again,
winning like never before.
We will bring back our jobs. We will
bring back our borders. We will
bring back our wealth. And we will
bring back our dreams.
We will build new roads, and
highways, and bridges, and
airports, and tunnels, and railways
all across our wonderful nation.
We will get our people off of
welfare and back to work --
rebuilding our country with
American hands and American
labor.
We will follow two simple rules: Buy
American and hire American.
We will seek friendship and
goodwill with the nations of the
world -- but we do so with the
understanding that it is the right of
all nations to put their own
interests first.
We do not seek to impose our way
of life on anyone, but rather to let it
shine as an example for everyone
to follow.
We will reinforce old alliances and
form new ones -- and unite the
civilized world against radical
Islamic terrorism, which we will
eradicate completely from the face
of the Earth.
At the bedrock of our politics will be
a total allegiance to the United
States of America, and through our
loyalty to our country, we will
rediscover our loyalty to each other.
When you open your heart to
patriotism, there is no room for
prejudice. The Bible tells us, "How
good and pleasant it is when God's
people live together in unity."
We must speak our minds openly,
debate our disagreements honestly,
but always pursue solidarity.
When America is united, America is
totally unstoppable.
There should be no fear -- we are
protected, and we will always be
protected.
We will be protected by the great
men and women of our military and
law enforcement and, most
importantly, we are protected by
God.
Finally, we must think big and
dream even bigger.
In America, we understand that a
nation is only living as long as it is
striving.
We will no longer accept politicians
who are all talk and no action --
constantly complaining but never
doing anything about it.
The time for empty talk is over.
Now arrives the hour of action.
Do not let anyone tell you it cannot
be done. No challenge can match
the heart and fight and spirit of
America.
We will not fail. Our country will
thrive and prosper again.
We stand at the birth of a new
millennium, ready to unlock the
mysteries of space, to free the Earth
from the miseries of disease, and to
harness the energies, industries
and technologies of tomorrow.
A new national pride will stir our
souls, lift our sights, and heal our
divisions.
It is time to remember that old
wisdom our soldiers will never
forget: that whether we are black or
brown or white, we all bleed the
same red blood of patriots, we all
enjoy the same glorious freedoms,
and we all salute the same great
American Flag.
And whether a child is born in the
urban sprawl of Detroit or the
windswept plains of Nebraska, they
look up at the same night sky, they
fill their heart with the same
dreams, and they are infused with
the breath of life by the same
almighty Creator.
So to all Americans, in every city
near and far, small and large, from
mountain to mountain, and from
ocean to ocean, hear these words:
You will never be ignored again.
Your voice, your hopes, and your
dreams will define our American
destiny. And your courage and
goodness and love will forever
guide us along the way.
Together, We will make America
strong again.
We will make wealthy again.
We will make America proud again.
We will make America safe again.
And yes, together, we will make
America great again. Thank you.
God bless you. And God bless
America

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

BREAKING NEWS!! Naira May Fall To N1,000 Per Dollar – CBN Governor Speaks

Regarding the constant depreciation of
Naira, a report was published on
Nigerian Camera, bearing an interesting
statement by Mr. Godwin Emefiele, the
Governor of the Central Bank of
Nigeria, (CBN), and his prediction of a
continuous fall in Naira.
Mr Godwin, who has served as Chief
Executive officer and Group Managing
Director of Zenith Bank Plc and also
Deputy Managing Director of same
company, gave a lengthy breakdown of
why he thinks Naira may fall to N1000 per
dollar in the nearest future.

“It is either I do not understand economics
and how exchange rates work or a vast
majority of us Nigerians still don’t get how
we have wrecked our country with our own
curious choices. Just this morning, I was
listening to the radio and the lady on air
went on and on about how she thought
CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele was
incompetent and should be sacked because
the Naira was now exchanging at 309 or so
to the USD.

“That view pretty much echoes the
sentiments expressed by many people I
know and it amazes me that there are
Nigerians who actually think there is some
magic POLICY that can make the Naira
strong in the near term. If my economics
and my understanding of the way the world
works are right, then that is as far from the
truth as Jesus Christ is black.

“The simple fact of the matter is that apart
from oil that accounts for over 90% of our
revenues, we really don’t have much of an
economy. We hardly produce anything, we
import even toothpicks, so exactly what
policy is going to be implemented that will
turn Nigeria into a top exporting economy
in the near term? Where are our Apples,
IBMs, Disneys, GMs, General Electrics,
Coca Colas, Empire State buildings, Statues
of Liberties, Lockheeds, Citibanks, JP
Morgans, ExxonMobils, NBAs, Super
Bowls etc? Let me bring that closer home.

“There was a time long ago when Nigeria
had a truly strong economy and the naira
was one to the dollar – even exchanged for
higher than the USD, but that Nigeria is not
this Nigeria. Sadly that Nigeria was laid by
the British, and this Nigeria (if you don’t
believe in the nonsensical imperialist
conspiracies like me) – fueled by the
DAMAGING Indigenization Decree, has
been the creation of us Nigerians. Back
then we had a booming economy.
We were either the top, or among the top
exporters, of timbre, cocoa, groundnuts,
rubber, palm oil, etc, in the world.
Nigerians not only holidayed at home in
their villages, at Yankari Games Reserve, at
Obudu Cattle Ranch, at Oguta Lake, at
Ikogosi springs, at Gurara Falls, at
Mambilla Platueau, etc, we attracted
international tourists who brought in loads
of foreign exchange. Even Nigerian schools
were foreign exchange earners because they
attracted foreign students.

“We had different car assembly plants –
Peugeot, Volkswagen, Anamco etc.
Nigerian government officials only bought
vehicles assembled in Nigeria for official
cars. We had a thriving sports industry. We
were not Man United or Chelsea fans, we
were Rangers or IICC fans. We had the
Nduka Odizors, people made money from
sports. We also had companies like
Lennards and Bata producing school shoes
in their thousands, we had the thriving
Nigerian Airways and the Aviation School
in the north that produced some of the best
pilots in the world.
In those days if you were brilliant you were
respected much more than the crass money-
miss-road contractors of today. Most of the
Aje Butters I knew had fathers who were
university dons. Back then it meant
something to ‘know book’. Our textile
industry was alive and well. Just recently I
watched a news report on the textile
industry in Nigeria on CCTV News.
Though the main focus was on the
comatose status of the industry, I was
stunned by the gigantic Kaduna Textile
Mill built in 1957. I could go on and on.

“Today however, no thanks to our parents
(and we must call them out the way Wole
Soyinka did his generation) and many of us
(and we should be remembered for failing
our children if we continue like this), we
have destroyed everything. Today for
instance Nigerian football (which comes
easy to me obviously) doesn’t appeal to us,
we have to fly across thousands of miles to
watch ‘our’ clubs play. Every year we
collectively burn billions of Naira being
fans of clubs that give us nothing back, but
some ‘entertainment value’ – simple
pleasures for which we are ready to destroy
the future of our children.

“Well people, payback time is here. Even
with our ta-she-re money we all want to
wear designer clothes and carry designer
bags, Armani, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton etc.
We all want to drive jeeps with American
specs, our children must now school
overseas and acquire the necessary accents
to come back home and bamboozle their
‘bush and crass’ contemporaries that they
left behind. Who holidays in Nigeria
anymore, is there Disneyland here? No one
buys made-in-Nigeria school bags for their
children, after all no Superman or
Incredible Hulk or Cinderella on them.

“We are no longer top exporters of
anything and the demise of oil means we
have zilch… zero. A country of 170M
fashion-conscious people has no textile
industry. We take delight in showing how
our made-in-Switzerland Aso Ebi is
different class to everyone else’s. When we
help our musicians grow and pay them
millions, they repay us by immediately
shipping the monies overseas to produce
their “i-don-dey-different-level” music
videos. It makes no difference that
distinctly Zulu dancers are dancing to a
Nigerian highlife song.

“As stars concerned they also wed and
holiday overseas to impress us all. All the
musicians who acknowledge their Ajegunle
roots now speak in a cocktail of strange
accents to symbolise how much they have
blown their monies overseas. Were we a
more serious people, the highly popular
Kingsway Stores of the past would
probably have a thousand outlets pan
Nigeria today supporting a massive
agriculture industry among others, but
today we have the likes of SPAR, Shoprite,
dominating the retail industry while
Kingsway is dead.

“And we Nigerians make it a special point
to shop from the Oyinbos who have
‘cleaner shops’, ‘better this and better that’.
For our personal pleasure we don’t mind
them dominating us in our own backyard
and shipping proceeds overseas. I could go
on and on, but I don tire. Even as you are
reading this, stop for a moment and look
around you. What you see will probably
explain why we are lucky it is not N1000 to
the USD yet. And don’t think for a moment
that it cannot get there.

“Just continue to wear your Armani gear
and Swiss-made lace, continue to spend
your money on Man United, Arsenal,
Chelsea and Barca and encourage your
children to do same. (My article tomorrow
in my Saturday column in This Day is on
the Nigerian champions Enyimba FC –
Nigeria’s most successful club – not having
a sponsor, yet Nigerian brands pay over
N600m to Man United and Arsenal for
sponsorship to impress us.) Ehhh, no
problem, continue to tell me the NPFL is
rubbish or the clubs should clean up their
act if they want sponsorship, mo gbo .

“Don’t curtail your interest in choice wines
( we were the number one champagne
consumers in the world in 2015), continue
to love your American specs, cheer the
education ministry for letting schools sink
to pitiable levels, don’t fight them to
improve our schools, don’t chide them for
letting schools drop Nigerian history and
embrace British, America and whatever
else curricular.

“Carry on with your love of French wines
and Chinese silk, don’t bother about Jamiu
Alli when there is Roger Federer. Stock up
on your Italian, American, British products
which you cannot live without, including
the ‘baby soft’ toilet rolls produced only in
that small unique village in England – the
days are long gone since you were a broke
student who used wet newspapers to wipe
your butt.

“Don’t even consider holidaying in Nigeria,
it’s too dangerous – you have to fulfill your
dream of being Nigeria’s Henry Ford.
Don’t listen to people like me who have a
wardrobe full of only cheap adire that is
actually cheaper than just one of your Tom
Ford blazers. Please keep dressing in fine
silk made in some exotic place so you can
be addressed accordingly.

“Finally keep letting corrupt leaders who
have looted your commonwealth and
shipped all the monies overseas get away
because to attack them does not fit your
political narrative. Let us continue with the
fine life, let us all continue to work for
Oyinbo. But don’t forget that there is
payback time and Emefiele is not your
problem. Time for us all to look in the
mirror and take responsibility.

May God help us!!

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Nigerian Football Club Enyimba FC Adopts Calabar As Home Ground

Chairman of Enyimba FC of Aba, Abia
State, Mr Felix Anyasi-Agwu, says
Calabar, the Cross River State capital,
would now serve as the home ground of
the team.
Addressing reporters at the UJ Esuene
Sports Stadium in Calabar on Wednesday,
Anyasi-Egwu said this is because the Aba
Stadium is undergoing reconstruction.
He said the club would be in Calabar until
the end of the 2017 Nigeria Professional
Football League (NPFL) Season.
The football administrator said,

“Calabar
would be our home ground as the Aba
Stadium is under reconstruction. Enyimba
is in Calabar to stay. We will stay in
Calabar until the end of the season. We
want Calabar to be our home. We don’t
want to be treated as outsiders. The team
would be fully based in Calabar and would
not have to be travelling from Aba down
here for our home matches. I know we are
called Enyimba of Aba, but now we are
Enyimba of Calabar.

“We have met with all stakeholders to seek
cooperation and synergy to work as a team.
We also urge for massive support for the
team. Our coming here would be of
immense benefit to the state. We are here to
contribute positively to the development of
Cross River. It would not be nice for us to
feel that we are not at home. We ask for
support and we would make you proud.”
He said some indigenes of the state have
been included in the team.
Anyasi-Agwu said they chose Calabar
because of the good history and relationship
they have with the city and also the
hospitable nature of the people.
He said they would be open to advise and
constructive criticism.
Enyimba played a goalless draw in a tune
up match against Rivers United at the UJ
Esuene Stadium in Calabar.
The club would host Sunshine Stars of
Akure at the in Calabar on Sunday in their
first match of the season. The league kicks
off on Saturday.

The Emotional Final Speech Tearful Barack Obama Gave Thanking His Wife That Got Everone Talking

Barack Obama tearfully thanked his
wife Michelle during an emotional final
speech as President. Wiping his eyes,
Obama told the First Lady: “Michelle –
for the past twenty-five years, you’ve
been not only my wife and mother of my
children, but my best friend.

“You took on a role you didn’t ask for and
made it your own with grace and grit and
style and good humour. You made the
White House a place that belongs to
everybody. And a new generation sets its
sights higher because it has you as a role
model. You’ve made me proud. You’ve
made the country proud.”
In a poignant moment, Obama also made a
point of thanking his two daughters.
“Malia and Sasha, under the strangest of
circumstances, you have become two
amazing young women, smart and
beautiful, but more importantly, kind and
thoughtful and full of passion,” he said.

“You wore the burden of years in the
spotlight so easily. Of all that I’ve done in
my life, I’m most proud to be your dad.”
In an 8pm speech at McCormick Place, the
city’s main convention center, Obama
talked about how his experience in Chicago
– at the start of his political career – taught
him that change happens from the
grassroots.

“I first came to Chicago when I was in my
early twenties, still trying to figure out who
I was; still searching for a purpose to my
life,” Obama said.

“It was in neighborhoods not far from here
where I began working with church groups
in the shadows of closed steel mills.

“It was on these streets where I witnessed
the power of faith,and the quiet dignity of
working people in the face of struggle and
loss.”
First lady Michelle Obama, Vice President
Joe Biden, his wife, Jill Biden, and many
current and former White House staff
members and campaign workers attended
the speech.
Obama’s daughter Malia, 18, was present
but his 15-year-old Sasha was not.
Obama also reflected on his
administration’s achievements in his
address, encouraging supporters to keep
fighting for issues like the environment, gay
rights and economic equality.
He plans to remain in Washington for the
next two years while his younger daughter,
Sasha, finishes high school.
He has indicated he wants to give Trump
the same space that his predecessor,
Republican President George W. Bush,
gave Obama after leaving office by not
maintaining a high public profile.
The Democratic president was feeling some
nostalgia as he prepares to leave the White
House on January 20 after eight years in
office.

Monday, 9 January 2017

JAMB Starts Sales Of 2017 Forms In A Few Days – See Cost

We’re expecting the sale of JAMB forms
for the 2017 UTME to begin in a few
days. This deduction is inevitable, since
any further delay could cause a serious
upset in the Academic Calendar for
2017.

It should be noted that JAMB forms for
previous years usually go on sale as from
November. The delay in the Sale of 2017
JAMB Form is attributed to the change in
JAMB leadership and determination by
JAMB to limit middle men (cybercafes &
business centres), and push down the cost
of JAMB services, by introducing new
payment methods.
According to earlier reports released by
JAMB, the cost of the 2017 JAMB

Registration Form are as follows;

1. JAMB Form – N5,000
2. CBT Centre Registration Fee – N700
3. JAMB Mandatory Textbook – N500
(The Last Days at Forcados High School,
A. H. Mohammed)
Total of N6,200 Only
Once details of the 2017 JAMB forms are
released, you can be rest assured that
OzorlastbornBlog will provide you with proper
guidelines for a successful registration.
Meanwhile, ensure you already know the
Course you Intend to study, or register for,
and the proper subject combinations to gain
admission.

Don’t worry, This will sure be the Last
JAMB you all will be sitting for – AMEN!!