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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Happiness

Mood is contagious, remember this the next time you wake up on the wrong side of the bed, especially around people you love, and remember happiness is nothing but a state of mind. You can choose to have inner peace, you can decide to be happy, despite all that is going on around you. I seen and read about people who despite all odds and everything going on around them choose to remain happy. Paul and Silas in the bible were arrested, beaten, shackled and jailed. They could have had their spirit crushed, they could have been down crying, sulking and blaming each other, they could have been causing their luck and just sit there wondering what kind of life is this and why their life was so hard, but instead they were praying and singing. No matter how many people love you, its all gonna be in vain if you don't love yourself

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Nigeria’s ten most memorable top classic games

10) 2008 Olympic loss:- Argentina got their revenge on Nigeria in the 2008 Olympics. In 1996 Nigeria had won the Olympic gold by beating 3-2 in the final. This time it was Argentina’s turn to break the heart of super eagles fans, when Messi and co beat Nigeria 1-0
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.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLoVXX15034
6) Nigeria won this match to grab the gold at the Atlanta Olympics
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6JN1AvxcSE
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.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFFXdDAKnU8
3) Nigeria conquered Spain 3-2 in the 1998 world cup
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAPPHeNEozQ&NR=1
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.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LIRV6aLd7E
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.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PqbDfuMilM

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

11 top Countries with Muslim Populations

1) Indonesia: 207,105,000 (88.2%);

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.

http://www.spectator.co.uk/melaniephillips/page_8/

Friday, July 31, 2009

My RLS theories

I have Restless Leg Syndrome. Which pretty much means my legs wont stay still when am trying to sleep at night. There is still much to learn about this disease that affects millions of people all over the world. There have been some researches, some answers but still a lot of questions. Because of my little research on it and my little background in science, I have always asked questions about the cause of it. I have been wondering about 4 possible causes. Here are my theories.
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

Obama in Ghana

Obama's speech to the Ghana's parliament Text released by the White House. In my opinion one of the best speeches addressed to Africans

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

The Cardiologist's Creed (a poem by my Dad)

Some people have stone where their heart should be
Callous, indifferent to the suffering of others
Others have their heart where their stones (Jewels) are
Greedy lovers of money and Killers for it

The ailments and worries of the heart are many 
Endocarditis, atherosclerosis, cardiomyopathy;
Anxiety, fear, depression, apprehension for the future
But of all heart diseases; heartlessness is the worst

When a cardiologist put a 20 year old heart inside a 90 year old body
Of course, sparks flew and exhaustion ensued
Check yourself- Do you have any heart condition?
Are you weighed down with sin, sorrow, sickness, sadness and shame?

Good news! - There is a cardiologist up there
He has the best cardiograph to read your heart
The sharpest scalpel for its surgical needs
And the surest prescription for all the damages

Why don't you give your heart to him today?
He is the best person to renew your weary soul
He can even give you a new heart for free
He is the greatest and the original Cardiologist

Monday, May 11, 2009

WWE

When I was young, maybe about 9 or 10 years old, back in Nigeria. I was a very ardent fan of the WWE. Back then it was still the WWF and of course I didnt know the fights are staged. Friends and I would watch Hulkhogan and the Ultimate Warrior's matches and at the end we would wonder why the belts they are fight for were so important to them. Eventually we'd conclude that the belts were made of gold, or why else would grown men beat each other up senselessly if it just an ordinary belt like you could by on the streets.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

This is a Tosin's poem that I think is just brilliant

How can I walk alone
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

21 reasons

21 Reasons why kids born and raised in African Villages can survive anything:-
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.