Sunday, 25 August 2013
This was sent to me by the writer very moving narration of the day he lost his Dad.............
It was my second Sunday back in Nigeria after four years and I was looking forward to returning to the House on the Rock church at the Muson Centre in Marina. It had been years since I was there last. I wondered if I would meet anyone I knew or recognised from long ago. I left early enough for the second service so I would have at least half an hour to see Dad at the hospital and Mum. Hopefully he would be well enough to speak. He had consistently been getting better since the feeding tube was inserted through his right nostril. That was uncomfortable enough to watch let alone endure. He tried to put up some resistance, even in his severely weakened state. On another day in another time, I might have been moved to ask that the procedure be stopped or at least postponed. But I could vividly remember the state I found him in.
I had been driven by Slyvester from the airport straight to the hospital.
DP-NG & Sahara Reporters
In the same Bikini, the difference is there for all to see.
It is the ultimate back-to-school present for the pessimistic parent - a rucksack that can shield the wearer from a bomb blast. But there is just one problem - while the bag protects all the vital organs, limbs are offered no such sanctuary, which could prove a deal-breaker for some prospective buyers. Despite this, designer Hila Raam, 27, who is targeting the Israeli market with what she describes is a 'ground-breaking product', believes there is a significant potential for the bag, which weighs just over five pounds.
Deleting yourself from the Internet is hard work. First, you have to decide where exactly you want to disappear — from social media sites to retailer databases — and then you have to figure out how you're going to do all that. So attention, web users. This is something you'll want to bookmark. A new site called JustDelete.me makes vanishing from the web much, much easier. Created by U.K.-based developer Robb Lewis is a directory of urls that highlights links to pages you may want to remove yourself from, so you don't have to jump through hoops to do so. This includes sites like Facebook, Foursquare, Dropbox and Feedly. Some companies use "dark pattern" techniques, which makes it difficult and tenuous to delete accounts. This is meant to sway users from successfully completing the removal process. JustDelete.me ranks each site's process from "easy" to "impossible," so you know what to expect ahead of time. For example, Amazon.com and the NewYorkTimes.com are rated "hard" to delete, while movie directory IMDB.com and PayPal are listed as "easy." Sites such as Pinterest and Netflix are "impossible." The next time you want to call it quits with a site, visit JustDelete.me and save yourself a headache. I like this website. NICE.
I wont not for all the Gold in Timbuktu.
Mary Idowu and Esther Jubril Badmos.
Two British woman have been detained in China for more than two months after their dream holiday turned to nightmare. Modupe Idowu, 59, and her friend Esther Jubril Badmos, also 48, were arrested after becoming embroiled in a dispute at a shoe shop in the city of Guangzhou. They were locked up in 'hell-like' conditions at a detention centre for 38 days and although they have now been released, the two women remain trapped in the country as their visas have expired and authorities refuse to issue them new ones.
Lamar Odom has been deep into crack cocaine for at least 2 years ... TMZ has learned. TMZ broke the STORYy ... Lamar has gone off the rails with drug use ... which is the principal cause of the crisis in his marriage to Khloe Kardashian. As we reported Lamar went to a rehab facility a year ago this month and stayed for 3 weeks before bailing -- and we're told the problem was crack. Sources say Lamar's crack use was extreme before he went to rehab, but he cleaned up his act during the basketball season that just ended. Sources say shortly after he hung up his jersey, he started again with a bang. As we reported ... Khloe threw Lamar out of the house a few days ago after he rejected an attempt at an intervention. It's unclear how Lamar's problem will affect his basketball career.
President Obama stopped for lunch in Rochester, NY Thursday at a little deli called Magnolia's. It was widely reported that the Prez ate a grilled cheese and some cream of tomato soup. Big stuff. But what you didn't know ... Obama not only bought lunch for his secret service men (the ones who checked the place for WMD's before hand) ... he also double tipped his waiter, like a champ. Is dis new worthy i doubt that, Gist maybe....................xxxxx
Ayobami did a wonderful job by writing his thoughts on the whole Pastor Biodun/ Ese/ Franca saga. 2 Timothy 2:19 “Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.” On February 21, 1988, Jimmy Swaggart gave his now-infamous “I Have Sinned” speech as he tearfully spoke to his family, congregation, TV audience, and finally God, saying, “I have sinned against You, my Lord, and I would ask that Your Precious Blood would wash and cleanse every stain until it is in the seas of God’s forgetfulness, not to be remembered against me anymore.
Thousands of Muslims rallied peacefully in northern Nigeria on Saturday to demand the return of Egypt’s Islamist former president Mohamed Morsi. Around 4,000 demonstrators carrying banners and placards chanted pro-Morsi songs and slogans outside a mosque in Kano. Organisers put the number of protesters at 5,000. They said “We call for the immediate release of president Mohamed Morsi and all political prisoners being detained by the illegitimate Egyptian authorities,” protest leader Sheikh Abubakar Mujahid told reporters. “Morsi must return to his position as president.” Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation of 160 million people, is evenly divided between a mainly Muslim north and predominantly Christian south. Its sad that they have not protested against Boko Haram killing innocent people both Muslim and Christians. But protesting about something that they probably lack understanding about. I wonder if Arab muslims would protest on their behalf if the shoe was on the other foot. #foodforthought.
Morocco World News.
In this interview with GBENGA ADENIJI, a daughter to Pastor Tunde Bakare, Olubunmi, talks about her life and how her daddy felt was he was asked by Genral Mohammed Buhari to contest for election alongside him:
She is Olubunmi Bakare. The first of five children of Pastor and Mrs. Tunde Bakare. I earned a degree in Political Science from the Emory University, Atlanta, United States.
Did he discuss with members of his family when he decided to contest for the number two office in the country and if he did, what response did he get?
Let me tell you a story about that. I was the only one at home the day Gen. Muhammadu Buhari called him. He was downstairs and I was upstairs. After receiving the call, he ran to my room and broke down in tears. I have never seen my dad cry except for some scenes in one or two Nollywood movies. I have not actually seen him cry. I asked him what the matter was. He said Gen. Buhari just called and asked him to be his running mate. He said people would think his stance on the state of the nation was for political office whereas it was never his intention. I told him the development was totally different from what he stood for because I know that the overriding interest of my father is the growth and development of the country. I remember some of the things he had told us when he was growing up about his love for Nigeria’s advancement. I also remember the dream I had earlier about my father having a significant role to play in the reshaping of Nigeria. I then told him to accept the offer because I know he has a very pure heart. I pray Pastor Bakare is giving the oppurtuinty to serve this Nation. Read the rest of the interview here.........................