Thursday, May 11, 2006

The universality of football, villain of the day and a new discovery

From the office window I can hear the sounds of boys playing football in the alley next door. It reminds me of Naija- ever so often the ball slams into the wall with a thud, or the boys yell, and then I think football has no language- this could be anywhere in the world....

Nigeriaworld's still down and still no word on why....

The debates (or-stand-up-and-be-counted process) continues in the Legislature in Abuja. My villain of the day is Abdul Oroh, who was a "human rights activist" and a lawyer who was active in the coalition of civil society organizations that fought against the military who was reported as being among the legislators who to quote the Nigerian paper "dodged the issue". How someone can execute such a stunning volteface, only heaven knows. From human rights campaigner a few short years ago to apologist for tenure extension. Perhpas my old man's right-there must be something in the water in Abuja......

Stumbled across the frankest Nigerian blog ever- A Disillusioned Naija Girl- the posts are long but riveting. The author may come across as wacky, quirky, bitter or whatever, but she certainly qualifies for inclusion in my search for Nigerians off the beaten track....http://nijaoffspring.blogspot.com/
Over here, Tony Blair's attacking the ruling of a judge in a bid to appear populist merely underlines his desperation.....anything to connect with middle England...

Here's a message to Blair and his pal Obasanjo- it's time you both took a break permanently, you've earned it, and it'll do wonders for your increasingly haggard appearances.......(perhaps that's stretching it a bit especially in OBJ's case, but one can hope)....

Off to Italy tomorrow for work, will try and blog from there, but may be too busy...ciao

2 comments:

pure said...

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TaureanMinx said...

Here ye here ye! Obasanjo needs a lil break!