Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
9) For number 9 I put together all the matches that led Nigeria to miss a place in the 2006 world cup. Nigeria as been at every world cup since 1994 and the super eagles’ fan are used to seeing them at the world cup. So, missing out on the 2006 world cup was a big deal.
8) This match was another heartbreaker. Nigeria’s hope in the world cup was dashed unexpectedly by Denmark. We had went past Spain in the opening round and hadn’t take Denmark very seriously.
7) Fourteen years after hosting and then winning the nation’s cup for the first time Nigeria became champions of African again in 1994 by beating Zambia 2-1.
6) Nigeria won this match to grab the gold at the Atlanta Olympics
5) Nigeria wins the Nation’s cup for the first time in 1980 by beating Algeria 3-0
4) Nigeria had surprised the world by reaching the round of 16 in their world cup debut, but were beating by Italy in this match in extra time.
3) Nigeria conquered Spain 3-2 in the 1998 world cup
2)In year 2000 Nigeria host the ANC again. This time in conjunction with Ghana. Nigeria got to the final with Cameroon and came back from a 2-0 deficit to tie the match and went to penalties only to loose to Cameroon in one of the most controversial penalty kicks in the history of African football.
1) I believe few people would argue with this number one most memorable match. it’s the semis in Atlanta Olympics and Nigeria is down 3-1 to world champion and the favorite team to win the Gold, Brazil. It was nothing short of a miracle when Nigeria shocked the world of football by coming back and beating Brazil 4-3. It was a final in a semi-final.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
2) Pakistan: 167,430,801 (95%);
3) India: 156,254,615 (13.4%);
4) Turkey: 70,800,000 (99%);
5) Egypt: 70,530,237 (90%);
6) Nigeria: 64,385,994 (45%);
7) Iran: 64,089,571 (98%);
8) Algeria: 32,999,883 (99%);
9) Morocco: 32,300,410 (99%);
10) Afghanistan: 31,571,023 (99%)
11) Saudi Arabia: 26,417,599 (100%)
This is interesting Nigeria have more muslims than countries like Iran, Saudi arabia, Afghanistan, Algeria and Morocco. Nigeria even have more Muslims than Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan combined.
Friday, July 31, 2009
Theory number one I called the poor venous return theory. If I sat down in one spot for about 30 minutes with all limbs dangling and I have no chance to walk around. At the end of those 30 minutes you will notice a lot of veins on my hands and legs. This tells me that the veins in my limbs are not doing their jobs of returning blood to my heart for more circulation correctly. I might have what is called poor venous return. One thing that helps the body in poor venous return is muscle movement. The contraction of muscles help squeeze blood out of veins towards the heart, therefore I believe when I am asleep at night and am not moving and my veins as usual are slacking in their jobs. My heart my heart might panic because it has less blood to work with and their for the brain would come in to help by signaling my leg muscle to start moving so the heart might get some blood to circulate to other part of the body that needs it
Theory Number two I named the low iron theory. Some of the few researches I have seen on RLS have linked it to anemia. A condition in which all or some components of your blood are low in amount, in RLS, iron is the culprit. It turns out iron is important for the brain to synthesis dopamine, and dopamine is important in limbs movement. People with Parkinson’s disease have low level of it. Therefore a low level of iron in my body also could lead to RLS symptoms.
Theory number three I named ‘nerve misfiring,’ which simply translates to mean that my nerves are just misfiring when I have these symptoms.
Theory number four is what I called hyper-metabolism. Since I was little I have never sit still. I am always running around burning calories. So I think my leg muscles might have gotten used to moving and burning calories that even when I am trying to rest them they still would insist on moving.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Good morning. It is an honor for me to be in Accra, and to speak to the representatives of the people of Ghana. I am deeply grateful for the welcome that I've received, as are Michelle, Malia and Sasha Obama. Ghana's history is rich, the ties between our two countries are strong, and I am proud that this is my first visit to sub-Saharan Africa as President of the United States.
I am speaking to you at the end of a long trip. I began in Russia, for a Summit between two great powers. I traveled to Italy, for a meeting of the world's leading economies. And I have come here, to Ghana, for a simple reason: the 21st century will be shaped by what happens not just in Rome or Moscow or Washington, but by what happens in Accra as well.
This is the simple truth of a time when the boundaries between people are overwhelmed by our connections. Your prosperity can expand America's. Your health and security can contribute to the world's. And the strength of your democracy can help advance human rights for people everywhere.
So I do not see the countries and peoples of Africa as a world apart; I see Africa as a fundamental part of our interconnected world — as partners with America on behalf of the future that we want for all our children. That partnership must be grounded in mutual responsibility, and that is what I want to speak with you about today.
We must start from the simple premise that Africa's future is up to Africans.
I say this knowing full well the tragic past that has sometimes haunted this part of the world. I have the blood of Africa within me, and my family's own story encompasses both the tragedies and triumphs of the larger African story.
My grandfather was a cook for the British in Kenya, and though he was a respected elder in his village, his employers called him "boy" for much of his life. He was on the periphery of Kenya's liberation struggles, but he was still imprisoned briefly during repressive times. In his life, colonialism wasn't simply the creation of unnatural borders or unfair terms of trade — it was something experienced personally, day after day, year after year.
My father grew up herding goats in a tiny village, an impossible distance away from the American universities where he would come to get an education. He came of age at an extraordinary moment of promise for Africa. The struggles of his own father's generation were giving birth to new nations, beginning right here in Ghana. Africans were educating and asserting themselves in new ways. History was on the move.
But despite the progress that has been made — and there has been considerable progress in parts of Africa — we also know that much of that promise has yet to be fulfilled. Countries like Kenya, which had a per capita economy larger than South Korea's when I was born, have been badly outpaced. Disease and conflict have ravaged parts of the African continent. In many places, the hope of my father's generation gave way to cynicism, even despair.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
How can I dance alone
How can I swim alone
How can I advance alone
How can IHow can I know you offer your helpWhen you don't show your hand
How can I know you are readyWhen you don't stand from your sit
How can I know
How can I know you will walk with meWhen you are not by my side
How can I know you will dance with meWhen you refuse to move
How can I know you are ready to swim with meWhen you refuse to look at the water
How can I know you will fly with meWhen you took and cut off your wing
How can I know you are ready to advance with meWhen you have already find a resting place in the past
Now am walking, dancing, swiming, flying and advance aloneAnd you are calling, to join my butAm not God, it is too late.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Just a Gloomy Look at LIFE
There is no complete happiness in this life
No matter how successful we get
We always want more
So, what is the point of success?
Why do we struggle each day?
It’s an innate instinct to never quit
Always struggle and hustle
Until the day we die
Life is like a race
Only there is no finish line
We all start from the same starting line
Yeah! Right from the blast of the whistle
From the day we are born
We start racing!
We might stop to catch our breath
Or take a sip of water now and then
But, do we ever really stop running?
One success leads to another struggle to keep that success
Until that day that we cant struggle no more
That is where the only rest lies
In the graves, or in heaven if we make it there
It is therefore true that, “Ojo iku lojo isimi”
Retirement is in death
This is a rich man’s world
And life is a bitch, but it’s all we’ve got
Love helps us deal with life’s pain
But when Love fails, life overtakes and punishes us
Life’s struggle is like a race against a vacuum
You better keep running, or you’ll get sucked back in
Sometimes, life could feel like a punishment
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
1. We survived being born to mothers who worked and walked in the Ultraviolet sun during pregnancy.
2. As infants we lay and crawl about with all kind of insects around us. We might have even eaten some of them that look delicious.
3. Now as little kids we walked miles to playgrounds and school, with no school bus, minivans or even bikes to carry us.
4. We are contented with just seeing cars ride by and waiving at them.
5. After playing for hours, we drink water from the flowing springs, no Gatorade or any form of purified drinks.
6. We share a bowl of dinner with the whole of our family. Might we have been sharing germs too?
7. We grew up on foods like fufu which are mainly carbs and we still aren’t overweight. Because we are always burning carbs working and playing.
8. Our play area is an average of five mile radius and we still would not get lost.
9. Since there is no weather forecast, we get soaked playing soccer too many times to be counted.
10. Without map-quest, we learn our ways around town by trial and error.
11. We farm around snakes and scorpions.
12. We did not have Play stations, Nintendo's, X-boxes, no video games at all, no 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVD's, no surround-sound or CD's, no cell phones, no personal computers, no Internet or chat rooms.......WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!
13. We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth so many times and our parents did not file any lawsuit or get compensations for these accidents.
14. We dropped our foods on dusty and muddy floors, picked them up and eat them again, and we still did not die.
15. We wrestle each other on concrete floors, in the bush and on dusty grounds with no helmets or mats.
16. As teens, when we are out of the house, there is no cell phone for our parents to check if we are O.K.
17. When we act out in school, we get 12 stroke of the cane instead of detentions and suspensions.
18. Our parents, instead of suing the teacher for flogging us would actually side with the teacher and give us 6 more strokes of the cane.
19. And as newlyweds, our in-laws visit for as long as they, not we wish.
20. We learn to live in big cities, even though we were born in villages.
21. We survived all of the above.