Ghastly Accident At Pako/Akinogun Area of Ipaja, Lagos State.

Residents of the Ipaja-Ayobo area of Lagos State woke to the scene of this accident which is believed to have occurred late last night/the wee hours of this morning.

A Mercedes Benz, whose number plates had been mangled, and were no where in sight, allegedly suffered failed brakes, lost control and rammed into some shops, by the roadside.

As at 5:33a.m. when our correspondent arrived at the scene, the 7 occupants of the vehicle had been taken to the hospital. A neighbotrhood guard stated that three persons were injured while 4 persons – including the driver – appeared unhurt.

The accident, which took place between Akinogun and Pako bus-stops (opposite Pep store), has left the vehicle beyond repair; a total write-off.

We can only hope that the occupants survive this traumatic ordeal and that those believe to be unhurt aren’t suffering from internal bleeding.


As at the time of filing this report – at about 5:58a.m. this morning, our correspondent had just called 767 and emergency officials were believed to be heading to the scene of the incident.



World War Three: Mere Possibility or Looming Reality? 

Why am I not surprised at this? Those who assiduously read international news must have, at one point or the other suspected this: Kim Jong Un will stubbornly carry out a massive destruction – unless he’s stopped. But how? 

And good old Trump? SMH… It’s a good thing that the current President of the United States – Donald Trump – has begun to eat the humble pie but he really needs to allow Intelligence Agencies do their jobs without interference or distraction, while he focuses on his big policies for the rich. You elected him, Americans. 

The United Kingdom’s Brexit might be for the purpose of protecting itself and tightening its borders yet that decision may have increased her vulnerability. For a broomstick is nowhere as strong as a bunch; just as a tree doesn’t make a forest. It is what it is.

African countries may not be directly hit by missiles and nuclear bombs and the likes but our over-dependence on foreign countries will have the impending war hitting us. 

Our current government, in Nigeria, has been trying to make us independent but the success rate is still low. Are we strong enough to be self-reliant in the eventuality of war? 

Ah, we mustn’t forget China. That is one secretive nation. They may have their own arsenal of weapons, capable of defending their territory. One thing is certain though – China may use this war to its own advantage and may emerge the top world power. However, who knows what plans the Americans have? Trump’s bluffs must be put under control though. 

Whatever the case may be, the fact remains that World War Three looms and only a major miracle can stop it. 

Kim Jong Un is the new Hitler, folks. 

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Love And Obsession: The Thin Line Between…

Marriage is a contract. Every relationship is a contract of some sort – a mutual agreement. Note my use of ‘mutual’. It shouldn’t be by force, not by coercion, not by blackmail, not by external influence but based primarily on a personal conviction. 

When a marriage breaks and folks go after either party – especially the female – I marvel at the level of deception and double standards existing in our society today. The most annoying is it is unAfrican to divorce. What??? Who said so!? Biko, don’t get it twisted. 

Have you ​ever wondered why many illiterates divorce. They don’t have the time for drama; they divorce for the most mundane things. Go to the courts and you’d be amazed. That’s how it’s always been; the bad side being the promiscuous lifestyle these women end up with. Your level of education has helped you to value marriage, NOT African tradition which has always valued and respected female folks until the advent of the colonialists. And don’t we love to copy! #OperationJoinTheBandWagon. 

Well, I’ll be talking about obsession. And how it differs from love. Obsession is a weird, warped kind of love; love is caring yet not overbearing, quite unlike obsession. I read a story yesterday on Daily Mail about a woman whose estranged husband killed, shooting at her and some ​innocent children, at a school where she teaches, before killing himself. Unfortunately, a little boy lost his life in the horrible incident. 

This was a man she’d known for four years, until their marriage in January 2017! She was 53 and quite levelheaded – a Pastor. Also 53, he had been sweet and nice and kind and she’d believed he’d make her a fantastic life partner… How wrong she was! Their honeymoon was magical. It was blissful and she had no idea​ of his true character – until they began to live as man and wife. 

Moving into her home, he became violent and also began to reveal his true character. They soon separated. He obviously couldn’t bear her rejection and decided to end her life, his and an innocent boy’s while injuring some other children. Is that love? 

Many may not agree but true love is the genuine desire to see someone happy – no matter what – be it with or without you. The moment you insist on being in that person’s life against his/her wish; the moment you choose to believe that you’re the best for someone and no one else can make the person happy despite the person’s​ belief otherwise; the moment you begin to get too involved in someone’s affairs against their wish; the moment you hold on too tight to something/someone who’s already lost, especially against common wisdom and self-respect; the moment you are any/all of these, know that you are obsessed with the item/person – as the case may be. 

When you love someone, don’t choke them with stuff they don’t want, and don’t choose when to show affection either – just be yourself. If he/she leaves you, they probably need more time or they probably aren’t meant for you. What would be would be and what isn’t meant to be, when forced, can be quite disastrous. Even if you’ve invested greatly in that person’s life, learn to let go and allow God’s will to be done on the matter. If you’re both meant to be, it’ll eventually work out – however long – but, if it’s not, please let go so you can be blessed with your very own. 

When hurt and/or rejected and/or abandoned, please, make the most of the situation to learn lessons. Try not to feel entitled in anyway; move on strong! 

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​”Who Hillary Clinton Epp?” By Reno Omokri. Cc: @yougetmouth 

On Election Day 2016, I urged all my friends to go out and vote for Donald Trump with the following message:

‘Get out and vote for the unborn fetus, get out and vote for God ordained marriage between a man and a woman, get out and vote against transgender bathrooms, get out and vote against Roe V Wade, get out and vote for Donald J. Trump! He might not be perfect, but he will promote those conservative values that have kept a check on the moral fabric of society and nominate conservative Supreme Court Justices.’
So many African Americans and Black Africans have been appalled by my support for Donald Trump ever since my interview on the BBC on November 1st, 2016 when I called for Africans and others eligible to vote in the US elections to vote Donald Trump.
And why were my people so appalled? Because we are an emotional people who take decisions based on what we want right now rather than what we want eventually.
Most African Americans voted for Hillary because they bought into the lie peddled by the mainstream media that Trump is a racist. Most Black Africans supported Hillary because they did not want Trump to clamp down on immigration into the US.
But my people failed to take into account the big picture! 
What are our cultural values as a Race? Do we as Black people, whether African American or Black African, really support gay rights and gay marriage? Trust our copy cat culture, if  Hillary had been elected she would have strengthened the gay marriage lobby and her Supreme Court nominees would have made it a reality and the next thing you know we would want to copy it hook line and sinker.
As a race, we suffer disproportionately from abortions more than any other race in America. African Americans and Black Africans make up 13% of the US populations yet 37% of all abortions in the US are done by Black women. It has gotten to the point where the most dangerous place for a Black child to be is in its own mother’s womb!
Can we afford to continue with such a shameful record? We need somebody that is committed to ending Roe V Wade and outlawing the practice of on demand abortion. I believe in a woman’s right to choose but that right is asserted by any woman the minute she chooses to have unprotected sex.
But let me get technical. What did Hillary Clinton do for Nigeria or Africa when she was Secretary of State? 
My people are just too sentimental and forget how she dithered and resisted naming Boko Haram as a terrorist group. We have forgotten how she led the effort to use the Leahy Law to frustrate Nigeria’s efforts to buy weapons from the US and when we could not buy from them she and her contemporaries also frustrated our efforts to buy from Israel.
The annoying thing is that it was her disastrous intervention in Libya that led to the escalation of the Boko Haram insurgency because the overthrow of Gaddafi destabilized much of North and West Africa by putting sophisticated light weapons in the hands of non state actors like Boko Haram.
And yet when we as a nation were faced with the consequences of her actions she would not help us. Nigeria was reduced to buying weapons for cash on the Black Market. 
The thing is that Gaddafi may have been a nasty piece of work but at least he made Libya stable. Today, ISIS has a foothold in Libya and from there supports insurgents like Boko Haram and Al Shabbab who are causing instability in Nigeria and Kenya.
My big question to Nigerians especially is this-Who Hillary Clinton Epp? Our follow follow is too much. In real economic terms what did we stand to gain from Hillary Clinton? 
Though I have been a life long Republican since first coming to America as a nine year old, I suspend that status in 2008 to support a fellow Black man, President Obama out of purely primordial reasons (he is Black as I am) but to be honest, what has Africa and Nigeria gained from eight years of Obama in the White House?
He never visited Nigeria. He never packaged any special economic package for Nigeria or Africa. Say whatever you want to say about former President George W Bush but no other US President has been as radical in his support to Africa as Bush number 43!
For giving more than $5 billion in humanitarian aid to Africa annually, President Bush goes on record as having given more assistance to Sub Saharan Africa than any other president including President Obama!
AIDS and Malaria are some of our biggest challenges in Africa and Bush met us at the point of our need. 
Before President George W Bush intervened in the fight against HOV/AIDS, only 100,000 Africans were on anti retrovirals but in 2003 he set up the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and by the time he left office in 2009 that number had grown to 2 million.
When Congress resisted his efforts for funding to the time of $1.2 billion to fight malaria in Africa in 2007 Bush persuaded  them by saying “There’s no reason for little babies to be dying of mosquito bites around the world.”
Now I ask you, what similar effort have President Obama and Hillary put forward while they had power? Yes Obama has held summits like the first US/Africa Leaders Summit and the US Africa Business Summit but do we eat summits? What came of it other than talk and mostly Obama talking down at African leaders in a way he would never do with Asian leaders.
At least with Trump we know that he will take on ISIS and other radical Islamic groups and that includes Boko Haram! 
Moreover, Trump has pledged to curb China’s global dominance and to do that he would have to match China dollar for dollar in Africa and when China and the US compete Africa gains.
But be that as it may I am very proud to have publicly supported Donald Trump from the beginning to the end. 
Where are all those people who insulted me for my support for Donald Trump? They all seem to have gone missing in the ‘other room’! 
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A Trump Presidency: @realDonaldTrump’s Victory At The Polls – what next? 

Now that Trump has won, one wonders what the implications might be. It certainly won’t be business-as-usual in the United States of America. Things will change, no doubt. However, the question is – “what will change?” 

Talking about change, could America have borrowed a leaf from Nigeria to vote change? 

Discussing with friends, recently, I stated that Trump has many closet supporters; people who are afraid to openly admit their support for fear of going against public opinion. It resulted in a heated argument but, truth be told, Trump voiced out the opinion of many, especially white Americans who are mostly racists – racism never stopped, and it was barely suppressed too. 

Republicans have Christian values. Many do not believe in the LGBTQ phenomenon. There was an unbelievable turnout of white voters, especially female white voters, in support of Trump. Industrialists pushed for one of their own. Vladimir Putin made known his support for Trump and is reportedly behind the recent wikileaks info churned out against Clinton. Master strategists were working in Trump’s favor. And let’s not forget the chauvinists who were largely still reeling from a black presidency and could not again allow a ‘mere woman’ to take over the reins of leadership. 

What’s more? Republicans didn’t have to pay as much as Democrats did on advertising. How? Trump showed an incredible business sense by ensuring that he was the centre of attraction. Few wanted to listen to anyone else but Trump and, like the master entertainer that he is, he created controversy upon controversy so as to remain in the limelight. Most of his campaign funds went into organizing conferences and such. He romanced the media and it paid off eventually for him. 

Trump played around but he was unseriously serious. He had his strategy, all carefully mapped out. He couldn’t afford to lose, not after spending so much. Even those who predict election outcomes did so in his favor. Love him or hate him, Trump set out to win and win he did. 

What then is the implication of Clinton’s loss. It’s tricky to tell. With Putin as an ally, America might be able to win its current battles but, judging by Russia’s actions – especially in recent times – one wonders if the alliance is  a good one, and if Putin can even be trusted at all. America could either be stronger or weaker; there’ll be in middle ground. China might also gain grounds as the world economic power… 

Trump barely veiled his racist tendencies and spoke of running out different people. But would he? Perhaps not. He’s got a lot of people from other races on his team and on his payroll. Few bought Clinton’s idea of $15/hour minimum wage, for many reasons. Most of what he might have said during his campaigns were probably said to attract attention. Or maybe not. There are more Republicans than Democrats in the US Parliament, let that sink in. 🙂 

Fingers crossed, one expects Trump to unify America as the POTUS. Melania must be chuffed, right now. A president who thinks it smart to not pay tax… Ah well, #GodSaveAmerica. 

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My Opinion On Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer. 

Now, this is one subject many shy away from! I’ve often been asked what I think of the LGBTQ community and I’ve occasionally asked about people’s thoughts on this subject. Recently, on *#RCMellowWorld with LadyOMary, I asked what listeners would do if a loved one chose to come out as gay. Answers ranged from abandoning/disowning such a person, to taking him/her for deliverance, to outrightly killing the person. Well, here’s what I think and, no, you won’t find any reference to a religious book. 

I must make it clear, first of all, that I have nothing against gay folks. It is your decision to read on… 

I have worked with a few ‘gay’ people; unfortunately, I haven’t had the opportunity to do so with transgender folks but many can count the number of popular queer folks in our society and, no, I’m not mentioning names. I have come to realize that people naturally detest that which they do not understand, forgetting that curiosity is important in the development of every human. Do you understand what you claim to dislike so strongly, or you simply find it irritating because someone else does? 

The lesbian and gay: Ever since I found out about the growing number of homosexuals in our community, I began to research on the subject. I understood that, while many believed that they’re born gay, this in actual fact is untrue. Science says that being gay is psychological but, like so many habits which we allow ourselves get used to, has been so solidly ingrained in the minds of the gay folks that they now live it and believe it to be true. The same way some multiple-rape victims bvictim that violence is necessary for sexual satisfaction or some believe that they are worthless, oftentimes turning to prostitution or some children born in violent homes continue the cycle… All of these are normal to the victims – until they get professional help. 

The bisexual: We’ve always heard of how one cannot eat ones cake and have it, right? Whoever said that probably hadn’t heard of bisexual folks. Neither here nor there, these folks do both sides of the equation. It’s one thing to be confused about what side of the equation you are on, it’s another to play with a completely oblivious person’s emotions – this refers to the secretly gay who marry solely to procreate without considering the long term effects of their actions – including having to maintain a (sexually active) partner and the children born into the relationship. There’s a lot of danger in bisexual relationships; there’s no way we can forget that this is the main source of diseases to straight folks. Frankly, it’s much better to simply seek professional help. 

The transgender: You may be thinking, “what of children who act like members of the opposite sex and/or require sex change at an early age?” Well, if I knew of sex change, as a child, I would have requested one too. I totally loved the idea of being a boy, I even pretended to be one sometimes. Believe it or not, my desire to be male only began to wane recently. Had I been exposed to sex change in my childhood, I may have been known as Anthony, today, and not Mary. Or, perhaps, Joseph. 

Don’t get me wrong, there are exceptional cases. Rare situations in which the person actually needs the peace of choosing a sex, perhaps due to hormonal imbalance, etc… However, there are very few of such cases. Some children don’t have this problem yet may have been psychologically groomed to believe that they belonged to the opposite sex. A tomboy – as we had so many of them while growing up – might be so used to being referred to as boyish that she begins to see herself as such. That’s where the psychology thingy comes in. At school, a few young boys acted, walked, talked as females, yet they weren’t gay nor were they keen on transgender possibilities. Had they been raised to believe that their desire for all things feminine made them girls, wouldn’t they be so today? Same for the boyish ladies with the veeery deep voices. They may have been regretting their sex change now… 

If you think your child likes to act in a way and you’re certain it might be psychological, give him/her time. Don’t go around talking about wanting the best for your child who might someday regret the switch. These things are tricky really but life itself – and parenting in particular – is especially challenging. A wrong step, a bad choice, and you may have ruined your child’s life forever. Both you and your child need professional help. 

The queer. Well, you see them everywhere now. Guys dressed as women, especially. No, they don’t want a sex change, thank you, nor are they gay, no way! They just love looking and dressing like members of the opposite sex. Ladies could get away with theirs to an extent but, for the men, it’s usually quite obvious. Queer folks need help too. Many people need help, in fact, for one problem or the other… *deep sigh*

At the beginning of this article, I stated that I have nothing against gay folks or the LGBTQ community. I meant it. I have no issue with a fellow human being but I would rather the fellow human being respects me enough to not flaunt his/her sexuality in my face. I am not interested in what you choose to do behind closed doors so, please, don’t tell me about it. I do not support the act of homosexualism- let’s not even go into the many diseases which have been introduced into humanity by homosexualism (especially by the crop of folks who also do animals) – but I choose to respect the people involved. Who am I to judge your choices? However, I plead with you to not force innocent children into performing homosexual acts – by your words or by your deeds – they deserve the right to choose their sexuality when they attain adulthood. This also applies to pedophiles, who need help, but whom I still see as the lowest and the worst scum. 

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Doctor Oluyinka Olutoye: A Great Nigerian Making Another Country Proud. 

The name “Doctor Oluyinka Olutoye” may not ring a bell to many, however he is one who has achieved a feat that’s worth way more than a standing ovation. 

Dr. Olutoye is a Co-Director of the Texas Children’s Fetal Center and fetal surgery team member, as well as a general pediatric surgeon. He received his medical degree from Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, Nigeria, in 1988 and his PhD in anatomy from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, in 1996. He completed his residency in general surgery at the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals, Virginia Commonwealth University, and his fellowship in pediatric surgery at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pa. 

Dr. Olutoye is a member of the International Fetal Medicine and Surgery Society and is a Fellow of the Surgical Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics and American College of Surgeons; he is also a Fellow of the West African College of Surgeons. He has specialized clinical expertise in fetal and neonatal surgery, with specific interest in congenital diaphragmatic hernia and complex wounds. 

Dr. Olutoye is certified by the American Board of Surgery in Surgery and Pediatric Surgery. 

Margaret Boemer was pregnant with twins when she lost one of her babies. A mother of two, she received news during a routine ultrasound that her unborn daughter had a rare birth defect called a sacrococcygeal teratoma, or SCT. She was 16 weeks pregnant at the time. The tumor, growing out of the tailbone, sucks the baby’s blood and would eventually cause heart failure in the child. “It was very shocking and scary because we did not know what that long word meant,” Boemer said in an interview shared by Texas Children’s Hospital.

After researching her options, Boemer decided to come to Texas Children’s Hospital for consultations. She was 20 weeks pregnant when surgeons at the hospital’s fetal center told her that fetal surgery was an option, but it would have to happen quickly. She said, “We were very pleased with what they had to say and the hope that they gave us.”

According to Boemer, another place that she went to advised her to terminate the pregnancy. Though her daughter had a 50-50 chance of making it through the surgery, Boemer wanted to give her a chance at life.
“It was a choice of allowing the tumor to take over her body or giving her a chance of life, and so that’s what we chose: to give her a chance.”  

The tumor is found more often in girls than in boys and only occurs in one out of every 35,000 births. Dr. Darrell Cass, one of the main surgeons on the case, said in an interview with CNN that, some of the times, the tumor can be taken out after the baby is born but, about half the time, it becomes a blood flow problem. Cass explained that the tumor is trying to grow by sucking blood flow from the baby, yet the baby is also trying to grow, “so it becomes a competition.”

Boemer had the surgery when she was 23 weeks pregnant – when her baby began to experience signs of heart failure. Dr. Oluyinka Olutoye and Dr. Cass worked for approximately five hours to remove the tumor growing from the baby’s tailbone, which was almost larger than the baby herself, according to the hospital. 

During the surgery, the baby’s heart stopped and had to be re-started, and she was also given a blood transfusion. Thankfully, the surgery was successful and  

Lynlee Hope was given a chance to be born normal because of the surgeons who tried their best possible.

This is a remarkable feat in modern medicine and it is exciting to know that a Nigerian surgeon took part in it. His remarkable works have brought Nigeria to the spotlight once again as Nigerians are proud to be mentioned with a brilliant doctor as this. 

God bless Nigeria; let’s do our part to make Nigeria even greater! 

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