Death only passes by…

Victors don’t flourish if their vanquished had perished and death can only lose.

If the fear we bear of death doesn’t give death peace of mind, then what has death?

Death can’t have us or keep us for he passes on only, going through us for the briefest of memonts.

Death tends to reveal the two most important lessons in our lives and these are firstly:

Where there is a life, there are always lies.

And secondly,

Every road leads to the same place.

Death’s power ends where it starts.

Another Noah’s Ark

This days it rains everyday, all day & night long too. So it got many of us thinking maybe somewhere nearby, another Noah is quite diligently following God’s instructions to build yet another Ark.

Just maybe we didn’t make the cut and weren’t invited, so we know nothing about it.

With all the craziness going on around us these days, it was obvious the almighty must be about ready to do another whole scale mopping up.

So we all became quite vigilant, checking our area & beyond, for further hints of this being the case.

Please if any of you see animals walking in pairs,

🐐🐐

🐓🐓

🐎🐎

Don’t just think its nothing.

Follow them closely, they might be heading for the ARK.

And please let us know too…

Please if any of you see animals walking in pairs,

🐐🐐

🐓🐓

🐎🐎

Don’t just think its nothing. Follow them closely, they might be heading for the ARK.

And please let us know too…

😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

Then two of my wives’ domesticated Pigeons disappeared yesterday, one male & one female.

Just this morning, we heard our neighbor’s pair of Goats vanished too…

Yep… you guessed it, they’re a male & a female pair too.

Should we be worried?

Soccer’s Strange But True…… by Matthew Ennin

Some Strange But True And Amazing

Football Facts.

1. When Barcelona’s Xavi was 19, he almost

signed for Milan. His father gave his “yes”

to him but his mother said “if Xavi leaves

Barca, I will divorce!”

2. While Zlatan Ibrahimovich’s youth team

was 4-0 down, he came in as a substitute

and scored 8 goals.

3. Juan Mata is the first player in history to

have joined Manchester United from

Chelsea.

5. Alex Song has 27 siblings – 17 sisters and

10 brothers.

6. Ryan Giggs is the only Premier League

player to score 100 goals without scoring a

hat- trick.

7. Cristiano Ronaldo was named after

former US President Ronald Reagan.

8. Steven Gerrard has swapped his jersey

with more than a hundred players, but

never with a Man United player.

9. Ronaldinho first gained media attention

when his youth team won 23 – 0. He scored

all 23 goals.

10. Chelsea have been relegated more times

than they have won the English league.

11. The difference in Messi’s age and

Ronaldo’s age is 869 days, the same

difference as between Messi’s son and

Ronaldo’s son.

12. Zinedine Zidane was never caught in

offside position in his whole career.

13. Only one GOLD Premier League trophy

has been awarded and it was to Arsenal

because in 2003/2004 season, they didn’t

lose any match.

14. Brazilian legend, Pele, scored 92 hat-

tricks, 4 goals on 31 occasions, 5 goals on 6

occasions, and 8 goals on an occasion.

15. When Mourinho says you have a bright

future, it means you can’t make his team at

the present.

16. Cristiano Ronaldo was expelled from

school at the age of 14 after throwing a

chair at his teacher for mocking his family’s

financial status.

17. CR7 has no tattoos because he

frequently gives blood and getting a tattoo

will render him unable to do so for 6

months.

18. Real Madrid sold 50,000 James

Rodriguez jerseys in one day. Juventus sold

0 (zero) Bendtner jersey in one season.

19. In January 2003, Louis Van Gaal was

SACKED by Barcelona after leaving them just

3 points above the relegation zone.

20. Louis Van Gaal and David Moyes

attended the same Tactical Management

School.

21. Arsenal bought Anelka, Overmars, Petit,

Henry, Vieira, Fabregas, RVP, Adebayor and

Nasri all together for £42 million. Then sold

them for £206 million.

22. Hearts of Oak never lost a game in the

Ghana Premier League but they couldn’t

clinch the league title.

Which One Of Them Do You Find

Interesting??

Wise Cookies

A young lady was waiting for her flight in the boarding room of a big airport. As she would need to wait many hours, she decided to buy a book to spend her time and also bought a packet of cookies, then sat down in an armchair, in the VIP room of the airport, to rest and read in peace.

Beside the armchair where the packet of cookies lay, a man sat down in the next seat, opened his magazine and started reading. When she took out the first cookie, the man took one also. She felt irritated but said nothing. She just thought “What a nerve! If I was in the mood I would punch him for daring!” For each cookie she took, the man took one too.

This was infuriating her but she didn’t want to cause a scene. When only one cookie remained, she thought: “Ah… what would this abusive man do now?” Then, the man, taking the last cookie, divided it into half, giving her one half. What! That was too much! She was much too angry now!

In a huff, she insulted the man, took her book, her things and stormed to the boarding place. When she sat down in her seat, inside the plane, she looked into her bag to take her eyeglasses, and, to her surprise, her packet of cookies was there, untouched, unopened! She felt so ashamed! She realized that she was wrong. She had forgotten that her cookies were in her bag.

The man had shared his cookies with her, without feeling angered or bitter, while she had been very angry, thinking that she was sharing her cookies with him. And now there was no chance to explain herself… nor to apologize.

In life, there are 4 things that you cannot recover…
1. The cake… after it’s eaten!
2. The word… after it’s been said!
3. The occasion… after the loss!
4. The time… after it’s gone!

Let’s all be careful and watch our ATTITUDE ALWAYS.

Writer : Unknown

Beyond meandering into conspiracy theories

Post by Ahmed Yahaya-Joe

Beyond the screaming headlines and breaking news in Nigeria recently, following the invasion of the National Senate by operatives of the Secret Service; what is the context and historical background of the recent sack of Head of the Agency responsible, Lawan Daura? Is he a victim or villain of the political shenanigans ahead of 2019 elections?

Security is the first line responsibility of any government. Whoever manages that sector therefore matters beyond our common-place partisan differences. But first an overview.

Aftermath of the attempted Dimka coup of 1976 the then IGP M.D. Yusuf tendered his resignation because he felt personally responsible for the intelligence failure as the nation’s most senior spook. General Obasanjo refused, on the grounds that the nation needed security solutions and not another sacrificial lamb. That was how NSO was birthed. A similar occurrence happened in the US when GW Bush inherited the Clinton era CIA Chief George Tenet, who after 911 tendered his resignation but it was turned down. That was how DHS was also birthed.

The first head of NSO was Aliyu Shinkafi, whom Shehu Shagari inherited from Obasanjo in 1979. Shinkafi was also Shagari’s student in Barewa College. Unfortunately under his watch General Muhammadu Buhari became military Head of State. That culminated into an endless bickering with Umaru Dikko, as recounted by Shagari in his memoirs entitled ‘Beckoned to Call’. Buhari in turn appointed Lawal Rafindadi, a career diplomat as his NSO chief. Another choice that backfired when Ibrahim Babangida, under the radar, outwitted Nigeria’s then security architecture.

By Buhari’s second return to power, he therefore in 2015 appointed a thorough-bred professional; Daura, who was previously sacked by Jonathan to pave way for Ekpeyong, also from the South South like the then president. If so what the dickens happened?

My personal take is that Daura’s case is like that of Ayodele Oke, the immediate past NIA chief. Personal failings rather than incompetence. Then there is ethnicity and religion. Perhaps only Babangida and Obasanjo really understand that security issues transcend primordial sentiments. Bernard Odogwu was head of Biafran intelligence during the civil war but helped Babangida reorganizing NSO into SSS and DIA which he appointed Col. Togun from Ogun and Horsefall from the former Rivers State to head, respectively. Though Obasanjo would again appoint Togun as his DSS Chief, he never had an NSA from the South or even Christian.

No doubt despite the lopsidedness of Buhari’s security appointments they are the right stuff. For instance his NSA was TRADOC and Guards commander and has a Phd from the UK. It is the defence minister that probably has issues because all the service chiefs and CDS reporting to him are his professional superiors. I really feel that is rather awkward in a sector that is obsessed with seniority. Perhaps when Buhari writes his memoirs we might know why he did that. Anyway Shagari’s NSA was Dr. Bukar Shuaib, a Vet and his Defence minister, a former VC for goodness sake! No wonder he was so easily overthrown.

Ironically the first Nigerian Army officer to be trained in military intelligence was Major Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu. So my fellow Nigerians let us look beyond meandering into conspiracy theories, partisanship, wild speculation and suppositions. Let us stay focused on the fundamental issues. Simply Nigeria first and only.