A Year to My Year

Today I turned 27.  So I went to church. I left my past behind. And dedicated my life to God's service and the advancement of his kingdom going forward. I came home, had a plate of rice and beef stew, a glass of wine and a couple episodes of Hawaii Five O. A nice book... Continue Reading →


Another birthday comes along. I’m just reblogging my birthday post from last year because most of the points raised are still true. I’m a year older though.

I am Blaq


Today I turn 24. I had in mind to reflect on what i had hoped to achieve and what I actually did achieve. But I’m in a bad mood (sort of), I’m sick and all alone at home. Instead I’m going to reminisce about birthday things that has never happened for or to me.

I’ve never gotten a birthday card


Not from lovers. Not from friends. Not from family. Last year, my mum wished me happy birthday on Facebook. And we live in the same house. Go figure!

Never gotten birthday balloons

What am I, 6? But still, a girl can hope, right?


Never had a birthday cake.


At least not one I can remember. I supposedly had a cake when I turned 1 but since I can’t remember it and there are no pictures to prove it, I’m sticking to my story, I’ve never had a birthday cake.


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Read the awesome speech of President Mohammed Buhari

I’ve been searching for this online. Couldn’t hear what he was saying on tv

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President  Mohammed Buhari speech:

I am immensely grateful to God Who Has preserved us to witness this day and this occasion. Today marks a triumph for Nigeria and an occasion to celebrate her freedom and cherish her democracy. Nigerians have shown their commitment to democracy and are determined to entrench its culture. Our journey has not been easy but thanks to the determination of our people and strong support from friends abroad we have today a truly democratically elected government in place.

I would like to thank President Goodluck Jonathan for his display of statesmanship in setting a precedent for us that has now made our people proud to be Nigerians wherever they are. With the support and cooperation he has given to the transition process, he has made it possible for us to show the world that despite the perceived tension in the land we can be a united…

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TEE’s TIPZ on NYSC Camp survival.

I already feel like changing my mind about going. If only I had a choice. 🙂


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Camp is on TUESDAY???? No, don’t panic… We have tips that’ll help you survive the weeks away from comfort.. No, I haven’t been there but Tee has… So as always, we’ve got you covered.
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 I see you guys are excited about NYSC orientation camp. Don’t be! Really, don’t!
When people ask me about my camp experience, I just say it was different. It wasn’t fun like everyone makes it out to be, but it wasn’t that bad either. It was just a really different experience.
I won’t tell you my experience, you might want an exemption. I’ll just give you a few tips to help you stay alive. It’s like the hunger games in there and I’m not even kidding.
Pack light! You will frog jump with your box on your head. You don’t want to…

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10 common misconceptions about Africa

I found a kindred spirit on WordPress.

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I am African. A full blooded Nigerian for that matter. I’m Igbo by origin, Yoruba by birth and was bred in the North. I have traveled to several countries in Africa so I think I have a pretty clear idea of how we live as Africans. I have always listened with incredulity to the complaints of my friends who live abroad about the ignorance of some people and the unbelievably common misconceptions about Africa and Africans. I would really like to correct that here.
The media (this includes hollywood) often portrays this continent in a very inaccurate manner; spinning salacious yarns that have little or no bearing on the continent. Yes, like every other country, we have destitute people, hungry people, sick people that the government cannot fully cater for and our fair share of criminals but this does not in any way mean that we live in the stone…

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Naija Elections – Interesting Facts

While the results of yesterday's election is yet to be announced, there are some very interesting, funny and not-so-funny facts (and hearsay of course). Lateness of Polling Officials and materials:  While the accreditation process was supposed to commence by 8 am, most polling officers and their materials were yet to arrive at their units around... Continue Reading →

#Naija Elections, #Africa

Nigeria’s Presidential election – this sums it up nicely without prejudice.


In a couple of hours presidential elections will start in the most populous country in Africa. This is important because whoever becomes president will have to deal with Boko Harm, govern the biggest democracy and economy on the continent. The main contenders are, the incumbent Goodluck Jonathan and his contender Muhammadu Buhari a former military leader of Nigeria. The campaign for the elections has not been about who is going to make the country better and how, it has been more about ethnicity. Once again people in the north- who are mostly muslims and hausa- still feel that the southern leaders don’t take care of them as they do those in the south, so they want Buhari. Those in the South can’t lose Jonathan because they also fear that, when Buhari comes into power he will be trying to take care of his people more than them. All these fears…

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Army, Boko Haram in fierce battle for Bama

Terrorism is sadly gaining ground in Nigeria even if we refuse to acknowledge it like the Military wants us to.




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                                                                       Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Kenneth Minimah

Boko Haram’s drive to expand its caliphate suffered a major setback on Monday as 59 of its members were killed by soldiers while trying to capture Bama, one of the largest towns in Borno State.
The terrorist group had last week declared a caliphate in Gwoza, a town 135 kilometres from Maiduguri.
Investigations revealed that over 200 insurgents, who were dressed in military camouflage, stormed Bama in a convoy of vehicles and motorcycles painted in the army colours.
Many of the residents fled to neigbouring villages, Kodunga and Maiduguri. About 200 of them are in Maiduguri awaiting the intervention of the National Emergency Management Authority and the state government .
A security source, who confided in one of our correspondents, said the insurgents also attacked Madagali and installed a ruler for the town.
It was gathered that tension…

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