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Nigerian Blogs This Week

POST OF THE WEEK  from Naija Jams discusses a recent 419 (scam) article that was floating around the blogosphere and online media. The article appears to have centered on a song by popular musician, Nkem Owoh.  Jams was confused (as I am and probably you are) until he saw the video of the song "Oyinbo man, I Go Chop Your Dollar"… Like Jams you will have to  watch the video and all will be revealed.!

Kazey Journal decides he has had enough:

  • “I would no longer participate in any forum discussions, I might use it only for advertisement proposes if allowed”.
  • “I would wipe all my messenger list and keep only those that are beneficial to me or appreciate me in one way or the other”.
  • “I would no longer accommodate useless acquaintances on the net”.
  • I would no longer interfere on issues because I care. I have learned that to be “NICE” is not what is needed in this world. Besides I was told that, it means “Not interestingly caring enough”.

Kid's Doc in Jos is a blog by Dr Mike Blyth a pediatrician at Evangel Hospital in Jos, Nigeria. This week he meets with Baby O and his mother.  "The baby is bouncy and happy" but cries all night. !   But this is not such a happy story as Baby O was born without any arms

“A big blessing was that when O was born, early this year, we happened to have a magazine article about a young man (Kyle Maynard) who has a similar defect and who is a successful wrestler, among other things. The mother has read that encouraging article. This week I told her just a bit about Joni Eareckson Tada. We’re going to meet again Friday and compare notes about what we have found on the Internet about caring for these children, and I’ll take her a copy of Joni. I’ll mention this blog and perhaps she’ll be willing to share some thoughts or a photo.”

Nigeria's next elections will be held in 2007.  Chippla's Weblog, is baffled as to why anyone would want to vote for retired Nigerian military dictator, General Ibrahim Babangida in 2007.  "But then again this is Nigeria…"

“But should I be any surprised? After all, we are talking about Nigeria. Reports of the Babangida campaign group hiring aircraft to spread the new gospel: "IBB – The Brave Reformer" are already filtering in. And they have chosen to do it in style, using a large banner to proclaim the coming of the kingdom, a message with resonates via an aerial campaign.”

CyBlug (GidiBlog) also has a “must see” video this week.  This one is a  view of Nigeria from Nigerian International – a documentary about "showing the perception of Nigeria both by foreigners and Children of Nigerians living abroad (awayrians)  it gives a good insight  for those people completely ignorant  of Nigeria, in digital format online".  For tasters one woman expected Lagos to be like Peckham! (south London that is) – a bit like me going to the Costa del Sol and expecting it to be like England!  Via Grandiose Parlour

Finally Orikinla Osinachi of  Nigerian Times Blog  has some thoughts on "Why America has failed to catch Osama Bin Laden".  He also asks a number of key questions about Bin Laden, America and God.

“As I was wondering, I was thinking of the possibility of the impossibility.
Why America has not been able to catch Osama bin Laden.
What if Osama bin Laden repents?
Will America forgive him?

What if the devil decides to repent?
Will God forgive him?

You think I am nuts to have such weird thoughts.
Well, with God all things are possible.”

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