17 Jan 2013


The 29th edition of the African Cup of Nations commences on the 19th of January, 2012. We want to us this medium to wish the Super Eagles and Coach Steven Keshi well and we call on them to do us proud.
KontriMan also uses this medium to congratulate Confederation of African Football (CAF) and South Africa and wish the well also. We hope that the tournament would be a success and surpass past edition. As for the other participating countries we call on them to play good football and uphold all that is good in the game. All stakeholders in African Football should see themselves as ambassadors for the continent.
Africa, the world is watching.


This people in Government must really think Nigerians are really stupid and as such treat us with disdain and contempt. If not how can one explain the drama currently unfolding on the issue of his son money laundering case.
The other day it was that the Judges were in a conference and yesterday the story was that the Judge that the matter was assigned to was not on seat.


It is a known fact that today in Nigeria, corruption is one of the biggest problems we face in Nigeria. It is no secrete that our leaders are corrupt. But the story does not end there; let us truly reflect and ask our selves this fundamental question? Is it only our leaders that are corrupt, what of we the people; are we any better?


Why I’ll contest in 2015, by Buhari
Senate probes alleged recruitment scam in agencies
Govt moves to strengthen anti-human trafficking laws
Inquest into London fire reveals final words of dead Nigeria woman
‘Niger Delta officials in Jonathan’s govt have failed’
Delta House faults agency’s claim on road projects
Northern elders, Labour oppose Sanusi over ethnic, religious groups
Oshiomhole defends appointment of Perm Sec outside civil service
CBN establishes entrepreneurial development centres in Borno, others
Presidency okays pre-retirement leave for NIS boss

OYINLOLA: PDP DISAGREES WITH TUKUR •Files motion for stay of execution of judgment •Legal adviser goes underground
Reps to probe NNPC $1.5bn foreign loan deal
Centenary celebration: Reps divided over Jonathan’s request
Petrol truck explodes at NNPC mega-station
Nigeria to attain rice sufficiency by 2015 - Akinjide
Ribadu, Aregbesola tackle Jonathan, PDP on poor governance
Bizman flays Oyo govt over demolition of building
Federal High Court was misled over sack of Oyinlola - Osun PDP
13% derivation fund: Pay us, not states, oil communities demand
Couple bathe son in hot charcoal, remanded in prison
Why we are enforcing ban on cooking in halls - U.I. Dean, Students Affairs
We have no plan to impeach Tambuwal —Reps


PDP CRISIS: Govs to shun NWC meeting

Mega party emerges in June - Buhari
Nigeria loses N165bn to pipeline vandalism in 4 yrs - PPMC
Prove we’re Africa’s giant, Jonathan charges Eagles
Senate resumes, wants capital punishment for terrorists

FG agencies sell jobs for N500,000 each — Senators
Buhari: I may run for president in 2015
Recruitment scandal - Immigration boss removed
Reps group moves to oust Tambuwal
PDP Crisis - Tukur edges out Oyinlola - Removed national secretary returns to court
Investigation - Why nine refineries projects stalled
Nyako insists on Kugama-led faction - PDP may appoint acting secretary
Ex-governor berates FG over insecurity
‘North misapplied N8.3 trillion’
Dana: FG, N/Assembly on collision course

FCT Minister ‘Temporarily’ Suspends Ban Green Mini Buses In Abuja
EFCC Declares Wale Babalakin Wanted
Rights Commission Condemns Reported Abductions And Rapes by Military in Abuja
Farouk Lawan: Festus Keyamo Gives Police One-Week Ultimatum
PHOTONEWS: Jonah Jang Visits Suntai At German Hospital And Rehab Center
The Man Died And So What? By Bayo Oluwasanmi

16 Jan 2013


KontriMan joins KontriPipu to remember our fallen heroes and pray that they did not die in vain. The only way their deaths would not have been in vain is if Nigeria becomes a great country.
Let us all endeavour to make Nigeria great.
Unity and Faith, Peace and Progress.


In recent times the news has been awash with stories of the rift between Chief Matthew Olusegun Obasanjo and President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. The climax of this battle at the moment is the sacking of Olagunsoye Oyinlola (an Obasanjo man) by Bamanga Tukur (a Jonathan man).
The major reason behind this rift is no doubt the 2015 elections. The million dollar question is this: who is going to bow first?


KontriPipu, what is happening in our kontri? Not a day goes by that we do not get one report or the other about fire. The latest ones were in Ikeja City Mall yesterday, thank God disaster was averted as no lives were lost and the damage was not much.  Also, the office of the Chief of Godogodo in Jema’a local government area of Kaduna State was yesterday by fire.
Please as we have been saying be safety conscious and endeavour to improve on your knowledge on safety.


KontriPipu, we want to hear your opinion on which careers in your view are considered as the top in Nigeria. In our view the basic criteria should include but not be restricted to the following:

  1. Income
  2. Job Security
  3. Employment Opportunities
  4. Career development
  5. Status
  6. Job satisfaction.
Abeg KontriPipu, let us endeavour to send in our opinions.


Only in Nigeria would the elections still be over 2 years away and campaigns would have started for the elections. Nigeria is really a country of absurdities if not how can one explain a situation where the current political office holders have failed in their responsibilities to the people and are currently looking for a new term of office that is still far, far away.
The ideal thing to do should be to use their current terms to justify another term in office by their works. After all one good term deserves another.
We call on all political office holders to focus on now and leave tommorow to take care of itself, abi wetin kontriman go talk.


Human life is sacred, even an animal has dignity of life and as such there is an appropriate way to kill them. These days we hear reports in Nigeria of how people are senselessly killed even for mundane reasons. It so bad that we can see a corpse and pass by as if nothing happened. No matter who dies even if it is a destitute, we should always remember that we are all human beings created by God, with a right to life. That society and the ruling class and other conditions have made some individuals to live lesser than human beings does not in any way give us the right to threat them with disdain. Please let us endeavour to show love and concern and  be our brothers keeper.


14 Jan 2013


A lawyer married a woman who had previously divorced ten husbands.
On their wedding night, she told her new husband, "Please be gentle, I'm still a virgin."
"What?" said the puzzled groom.
"How can that be if you've been married ten times?"



Aberdeen, Scotland - With one of the world's most famous railway lines, Stockton-on-Tees has already given birth to one transport revolution. On September 27, 1825, it carried the first ever passenger rail service along its 40km route through industrial north-east England - changing the world forever.
Today, it is at the centre of another technological breakthrough that some scientists and engineers believe could be just as significant as steam locomotion.

WHAT IF? (5)

What if the 1993 elections were not annulled, and Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola had been sworn into office?


Toxic ship: FG fines owners $1m
Arepa Explosions: NNPC officials aiding, abetting vandals - Amosun
Insecurity, corruption bane of Africa's underdevelopment - Obasanjo
Nations Cup: It’s trophy or nothing, NFF gives Keshi condition
Preface: Pawns Behaving Like God


11 Jan 2013


  1. Every time you sneeze some of your brain cells die.
  2. Your left lung is smaller than your right lung to make room for your heart.
  3. Men's shirts have the buttons on the right, but women's shirts have the buttons on the left.

FG Targets 10,000 MW

It would be a big relief if Nigeria can attain even 8000 MegaWatt. The real issue, beyond all the big grammar, is the readiness and willingness of government to attain the target. If they are ready, they will. But if they are not ready, and are only playing to the gallery as usual, then we should be ready for another year of darkness and generators.
After all, when they want to do things that favour them [like build new houses, buy planes and acquire fleet of cars], they do not even let us know, but they go ahead to acquire such things at the speed of light.
KontriMan can only pray that this time it is for real, but as we all know… with this folks, one can never be sure!


About five major fire incidents occurred recently around the country (Alaafin of Oyo’s Palace, Oyo State; Okobaba, Ebute Meta, Lagos State; MRS Depot, Apapa Lagos State; and Ajegunle, Lagos State; Ramat Hall, Bayero Uniersity, Kano). This is not forgetting the fire that recently gutted some parts of the INEC HQ.
KontriMan recently raised this issue of safety consciousness in working and living environments. KontriMan would continue to advise KontriPipu to take the issue seriously.
We sympathise with the victims of the incidents. We thank God that no lives were lost and wish the injured speedy recovery.


23-yr-old man arraigned for raping 6-yr-old girl
NAFDAC probes UNIBEN professor’s HIV/AIDS cure claims
Man docked for biting off journalist’s ear
$15m Ibori money: Court fixes Jan 28 for ruling
Nwabueze, Ibru, Akinrinade, others task Jonathan on corruption
EFCC grills Soludo, ex-CBN gov, others
OYERINDE: Oshiomole calls for DIG, CP’s sack
I'll continue to empower women – Jonathan
Driver killed by LASTMA officials buried
PIB, subsidy probe, Dana crash, others top senate’s agenda on resumption
Don’t pay 13% derivation directly to oil communities, families warn
Ebute-Metta: Burnt structures need new building approvals – Fashola
Fashola blames MRS fire disaster on FG
FG orders return of toxic ship to UK
Uduaghan vows to pull down buildings without valid permit
FG spent N49bn on women in 4yrs – Minister
Biafra: Kalu pleads for Okigbo, Ojukwu’s brother
APGA crisis deepens as stakeholders insist on Umeh’s removal

Early morning fire rattles BUK’s Ramat Hall
Free girl child education threatened in Jigawa
Residents lament harassment, deny their youths robbed, killed naval officer
How to achieve national transformation, by Agbaje
Govt considers more ammunition for NSCDC
Edo tribunal reserves ruling on governorship election petition
Stroke prevention starts now!
Electric car sales up last year
Economic woes slow down car sales in France, Spain
UK car market records biggest growth in 11 years
Driverless vehicles: The challenge of Nigerian environment
Court declines jurisdiction in NPAN, APCON suit
Enugu leaders, PDP on warpath over Chime’s absence
Navy hands over oil bunkering suspects to EFCC
Delta community confers Ugo Eze title on Kenneth Gbagi
Notorious Somali pirate, ‘Big Mouth’, retires
Gas cylinder blast kills 22 in Pakistan

Bombshell From El-Rufai's New Book: Whoever Wins, I'll Run Aso Rock From My Farm - Obasanjo
PDP Crisis: Jonathan, Govs In Crucial Meeting
$15m Bribe: FG Accuses Delta Of Servicing Ibori In Jail
Why We Won’t Support Jonathan In 2015 – S’South Leaders
Oshiomhole Accuses Police Of Killing Olaitan
Opposition Parties’ll Dislodge PDP In 2015 – Shekarau
Jonathan To Personally Monitor Police Conduct
Minna Listed Among 4 Africa’s Liveable Cities – Commissioner
Forbes Ranks Nigeria 20th Saddest Nation To Live
Niger: Lawyers Proceed On Indefinite Court Boycott Monday
Niger To Spend N34bn On Rice Multiplication Programme
Gov Yero Appoints New SSG, Other Aides
Cabinet Dissolution Is To Refocus My Administration – Fayemi
Gov. Chime Back Soon – PDP
I’m Through With Marriage, Says Rev Okotie
FG To Embark On Massive Recruitment Into Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC)
Again, Niger Emerges Top Best Poverty-controlled Economy In Nigeria
Tax Environment And The Nigerian Film Industry
2013 Budget: Why We Voted More Money For Recurrent Expenditure – Kwara Gov
Dangote Cement Glut: Group Calls for Govt’s Intervention
‘Kaduna Loses 1, 999 Women Annually To Maternal Mortality’
Police Officer Mysteriously Killed In Sokoto

10 Jan 2013


The police in Kano yesterday arrested Aminu Sule, the oldest son of the Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, for vehicular homicide.
The Kano State police spokesperson, ASP Magaji Majia, confirmed the death of the yet-to-be identified victim, and that Aminu was being detained by the police.
SaharaReporters however learned of his release today on bail. The police would not say if they plan to charge Aminu for any offences relating to the death of the man.


The standard of the Nigerian educational system is far below required level for any country that is serious about its development. The current statistics are nothing to write home about, with the performance of our students dropping every day in Secondary certificate exams and qualifying exams. The higher institutions are no better, as even the graduates of these institutions bring the quality of the degrees that these institutions award into disrepute by their output.


Try as we might to prevent them, fires can happen in a flash. When they do break out, you need to know how to react.

Here are some suggestions:

  • If you smell smoke or your smoke detectors sound, get your family out immediately. Call the fire department from a neighbor's house.


Chelsea midfielder Mikel Obi, Joseph Yobo made Nigeria’s final list as expected to the 2013 Africa Nations Cup starting January 19 in South Africa. They lead 21 others including Ukraine-based Brown Ideye who made the team despite originally being rumoured as cut from the team by coach Stephen Keshi. The Nigeria coached released the final team list while the country engaged Cape Verde in a friendly match in Faro, Portugal Wednesday night. The match ended goalless.


This might sound silly, but you should really reflect on this issue. Do you enjoy what you do? Would you rather be doing something else if you had your way? A lot of people you come in contact with would tell you that they are in their current jobs because of the money, or because that was the job they could get at the time.
Infact, in some cases, people study some courses in the university or higher institution because they are the popular ones, or because their parents wanted them to study such courses.