Thursday, May 31, 2007

In Pictures (1)

Port Harcourt City

On a day Aba road was completely blocked and people walking were even moving faster than those on okada.

Guys & Girls forgive me, for I can't remember whether this is Rumuokwuta or Rumuokoro. I know it was on my way to Choba sha.

Rumuola [Don't you think we shouldn't put up posters if we won't take them down :-(]
Now, this is when you want to be on Aba road (When it's FREE)

Aba road of the few places people actually obey traffic signs.

Trans Amadi

Slaughter market

Slaughter River (Don't know if that's the official name of the

The taxi I was in, was so not on it's right

Aba Road @ Rumuola junction....You so do not want your car breaking down here when it rains.
Special thanx to Azuka, for the help in uploading the pics.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Random Strikes

Hello People,

How are you all doing?

Malaria struck and I had to take Amalar again. I guess its from all the million bites (I a few weeks back. Feeling much better now, but my mouth is still bitter.

Even though NUPENG and PENGASSAN have suspended their strike according to this, the cost of transportation is still about 2 times what it should be. Taxi drivers will tell you they are still buying fuel for 150 naira, instead of 65 naira per litre.

If you were, and are still frustrated with the last Nigerian elections, check out The Nigerian Proclamation by Solomonsydelle. You can also read her epilogue on the proclamation here.

I leave you with Whitney Houston's "Exhale", because it just captures my mood now.

Picture post coming up next....

Friday, May 25, 2007

Let's talk NIGERIA (3)

Following Snazzy's footsteps, I have a few questions today.

Is Nigeria slowly being sold away, in the name of privatization?

Last week 60% of Ajaokuta Steel Company was sold to an Indian company - Global Steel Holding Limited (GSHL), Read here.
Click here to see other recent sales of public companies by The Bureau for Public Enterprises (BPE).

Wouldn’t we want them back some day?

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, May 21, 2007

So how is Naija?

I don’t know where to start from?!?!

Ok, I’ll start with the mosquitoes. They just felt they had to welcome me in every city/state that I stepped foot in. Lucky for me, now they don’t even bite again :-). I guess either they now see me as old blood, or they think I’ve gotten the message on taking malareich and amala (Malaria drugs) constantly/ it used to be fansidar or metakalfen before oh!

I think the population in Port Harcourt (PH) has doubled in the past 5 years. Traffic is crazy most of the time [We need more roads in PH]. It's been over a month now, and I haven't summoned up the courage yet to start driving because almost everyone drives crazy - The big lorries hardly ever stop (they just keep blowing their horns and bullying smaller cars out of the lanes they are in or completely off the, the other motorists drive with rage, and well, our okada people are the worst out of the lot. Rough as they (okada) are, I sometimes prefer moving around with them, rather than spend 2+ hours in traffic, even though my sister keeps warning me not to use them at all {I hear, I hear :-)}. And to take a drop in PH, those taxi drivers think we are all oil workers :-(, or they size you up and name ridiculous prices.

But seriously with the way most Nigerians drive, don't you think we should be doing some extreme sports....LOL.

As for PHCN they are still holding POWER at least 70% of the time. I hear we are still waiting for the completion of the gas turbine in our area - ok oh! Meanwhile the power supply in the village (at least my village) is more constant.

Ok People, I have to stop here for now. Will do a picture post next time.

I leave you with "Obodo" by RAW featuring Klint the drunk. Just heard the song this week and I'm loving it.

I'm also loving "Kolomental" by Faze.

Have a wonderful week!

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Check out...

...Laspapi's blog for more information on Naija Bloggers: The book.

Don't worry, my Naija gist is still coming (hopefully tomorrow, if my day ends early).

I haven't played any music on this blog for a while, so I'll leave you with "Show me heaven" by Maria Mckee.

Have a wonderful Monday!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

NDS Blog

Hello People,

How are you all doing?

The Nigeria Discussion Series (NDS) blog is finally here. Sorry for the delay.

Naija Vixen and Nigeria Politricks are the other team members of the blog.

Have a wonderful day!!

Friday, May 4, 2007

NYSC info

Registration for foreign graduates begins July 1st and ends August 14th for the September Batch.

What to take with you:
* International passport (original and photocopies of 1st 3 pages including the page showing your arrival & departure)
* Degree(s) (Original and photocopies)
* Age declaration or birth certificate (Original and photocopies)
* WAEC/GCE (Orginal and photocopies)
* School ID
* 3 passport photographs

Don’t know if I missed out anything, but you might want to take your transcript as well and also make photcopies of the picture page of your passport. And you have to register in Abuja.

RE: Nigeria Discussion Series (NDS)

I'm thinking we should have a NDS blog just for linking posts with people in different time zones as team members linking, because I'm not online as often as before and would not want to put the series in limbo like Nigeria Politricks said :-)

All the team member has to do is log in to the NDS blog on fridays and put up a link to the post for that day if another team member has not already linked it.

What do you guys think?

Have a wonderful weekend!!