Friday, 27 January 2012

HAPPY NEW YEAR AND OCCUPYING NIGERIA


I’m back! Yay! How’s everyone been? Happy new year (I know it’s late) Shout outs and a million hugs to everyone who checked up on me, Lue, Che, NIL, Priscy, Da Injurer, 9jas great, Didi, Hazel and Rhapsody…i love you guys. My vacation was everything I hoped it would be and more. I wasn’t home, internet was poor and I could not blog on my phone. (Please if you know how to blog on bb, holler). I also tried to keep up with posts and comment on them but blogger was on my case. I was able to read some and comment while some pages turned blank. I could also comment on some but others gave me all sorts of errors including ‘error 404’ :-(

I was stupefied when I woke up on the 1st of Jan and heard the news and in the days that followed, I went through a lot of emotions ranging from outrage, anger, surprise, elation, hope then frustration. It really pained me that i was unable to join the GEJ bloggers Protest against dear Mr. President GEJ and his crew. TUC/NLC also killed me but I guess it’s all been said and I would not bore you further. During the strike, the loudest and clearest message that hit me was: We can be United and that made me happiest. To watch Nigerians from all walks of life come together was beautiful. We will continue to occupy.

Shout outs to 9ja foodie, Adura Ojo, Da Injurer, Mena, Ginger, Prism, Tizzle, Jemima and the rest of blogville who participated in the protest. God bless you all. I was proud of everyone because it showed we have the fight in us and we are ready to speak for what we believe. I know it’s late but I’m still going to put the picture of that ridiculous budget up so here :-)

 I also read something and I thought to share:
When you discover that you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount and get a different horse. However, in government and corporate Africa, more advanced strategies are often employed, such as:
1. Buying a stronger whip.
2. Changing riders.
3. Appointing a committee to study the horse.
4. Arranging to visit other countries to see how other cultures ride dead horses.
5. Lowering the standards so that the dead horse can be included.
6. Doing a productivity study to see if lighter riders would improve the dead horse's performance.
7. Hiring foreign contractors to ride the dead horse.
8. Harnessing several dead horses together to increase speed.
9. Providing additional funding and/or training to increase dead horse's performance.
10. Doing a productivity study to see if lighter riders would improve the dead horse's performance
11. Declaring that as the dead horse does not have to be fed, it is less costly, carries lower overheads and therefore contributes substantially more to the bottom line of the economy than do some other horses.
12. Rewriting the expected performance requirements for all horses.
13. Promoting the dead horse so that some other horse does the job on its behalf
14. Reclassifying the dead horse as 'living impaired'.
Welcome to Nigeria. Hopefully, we do not continue with this insane trend.

Like Sam Cooke sang, change is gonna come. Have a prosperous year, subsidy removal or not. And to my new followers, welcome on board my crazy ship fun space. I’ll be back with vacation gist. Thankfully, there was no juvie in the picture #wink

39 comments:

  1. Hmmm... brilliant! I love your dead horse analogy. Welcome back. Happy new year

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    1. Hey, i forgot to put ur name up with the occupy Nigeria protest. I'm proud of you too. I hope you're now using the AC in your car. Subsidy removal or not, we will prosper.

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  2. It's good to have you back dear. LMAO @ the metaphor using the dead horse. It's sooo true about how our naija leaders operate. I'm waiting eagerly for your vac gist. Are you sure there were no juvies in the pix? Hmm, I don't believe you babe. :-p

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    1. Thanx my love. My vac gist would be coming soon and there were no juvies o! if i find any around me, i shall sweep em back to 2011 ni lol. i'm still loving this ur new avatar. those shoes look like something i can steal. pls be a size 5/38 hehehe

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    2. Thanks dear. Emmmm, about stealing the shoes, we will see about that. Ohhhh, I'm a size 6/39. Sowwiiiiiiiii. :-)

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  3. Kaabo, se dada lo da? A ti reti re. Kini o mu wa?

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    1. Ese o jere Baale mi ni ilu blogi. Se alafia ni bo b'ale? Mo mu Owo, Oro, Alafia ati Aiku b'ale oro hehehe. Mo guud gan

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  4. lmao ...that is a great analogy with the dead horse, really great, welcome back and happy new year

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  5. welcome back Toin.... yeah i got read those two things about the government and the budget from BBM.

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  6. welcome back honey, so good to have you back.
    the dead horse analogy totally describes nigeria

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    1. My sweetest sister, thanx luv. Feels good to be back *hugs*

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  7. Happy New Year,good stuff-a change will definitely come. Thanks for dropping by, much love*

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    1. Thanx for dropping by too *hugs*. and Amen to the change...about darn time

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  8. Happy New year to you, haven't been here o in a long time, wishing you the very best this year...

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    1. Thanx sweetie. I been MIA but i'm back. I wish u soo much more luv

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  9. Blessings and much love throughout the new year and beyond.
    Girl you come out the gate swinging.

    Take care
    Rhapsody

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    1. I know lol. Wishing u the very best of 2012

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  10. I want the old template of your blog back. *sob sob*. This will take a while for me to get used to. It's plain. :-( but i guess you like it. :-)

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    1. I'm sorry Che. Was messing around yesterday and i ran out of time. Gona do damage control in a bit

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    2. Ok, I was wondering cos the plain look didn't seem like you at all. I love this nu template. The colors are fiercely warm :-).

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  11. That dead horse analogy is spot on! lolsob :)(

    Me I want to become part of one of these inquiring committees this year. so help me God. No be research??

    Glad we are loving Boys to Men now ...wink. wink. Way to go!
    Have a blessed new year!

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    1. hehehe, me sef go join committee. na committee dey reign o. Have an amazing year too luv

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  12. Spot on Analogy for Nigeria, I think the productivity performance is probably what we need at the moment as well as a lighter rider!!

    Thanks for stopping by Toin :-)

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    1. Thanx for stopping by mine and following too

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  13. First time here and loving it! Apparently you were not on blogger before I took my long hiatus. Welcome to blogville and thanks for stopping by my spot. The Nigerian situation is one in which makes me laugh, sigh, weep and mope. It's pathetic and I wonder if any change would happen before our generation fizzles out. Well, let's be optimistic nonetheless and continually hope in God and keep smiling like we've always done. Like they say, Nigerians are the 'happiest people on earth'.
    People, THE GEEBEE CHRONICLES is back. Catch up on the latest episodes.

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    1. I'm an eternal optimist so i'm rooting for Nigeria altho it does drive me crazy

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  14. that budget is stupid.. how much for news papers???
    hope ur holiday was fun..
    and to blog on bb.. i usually draft the post in my memo.. and then email it straight to my blog.
    you can get that special email address that publishes automatically as you post. x

    http://simplymsnana.blogspot.com/

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  15. Nice analogy, babe. Happy new year to you too ;)

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  16. you missed the whole occupy thingy.Whoever came up with the occupy Nigeria slogan is a GENIUS.In love with it,kept using it,occupy the eba,occupy the bedroom,occupy the phone,occupy my life,occupy the brain...u get the drift..btw thanks for following my blog.now following right back...

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    1. lmao @Occupy the eba. Hilarious. Thanx for dropping by and following too

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  17. happy New year and I wish you the very best of 20132. No matter what the government of Nigeria do or not. Your analogy of the dead horse is so spot on.

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  18. Ohhhhhh Finally I have a reason to call you Toin tomatoes, lol. Because of ur background,
    I love the new look and the happiest new year to u!!
    As for the dead horse and Nigeria, that is so on point! God help us!

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  19. Everybody has changed blogger themes ni sha. NICE one you got here Toin. Thanks for your comment the other day. *wink*

    God help Nigeria in this delicate times.

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    1. Yes o. guess we wanted new looks and you are always welcome

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