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Hot and Sizzling From: Gracious Grace Blog



The traditional marriage of Jonathan’s foster daughter is currently going on in Beyelsa and here are some first photos courtesy of Maestromedia and Helen Ozor.
The traditional marriage journey began last night Friday, April 4, 2014 at about 7pm, with the payment of bride price and exchange of gifts between the 2 families, it’s part of the rites that must be observed. Though, it wasn’t the main event itself, in attendance were the family members on both sides and a sprinkling of friends, the likes of Hajia Bola Shagaya, Senator Ben Obi, Ifeanyi Uba, Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa, Governor Liyel Imoke, some 1st ladies and many more.

President Goodluck Jonathan has urged Nigerian couples to love and endure each other to guarantee a successful marriage.

Jonathan spoke on Saturday in Otuoke, Bayelsa, during the traditional marriage of his daughter, Faith, to Godswill Edwards

“Endurance is the ingredient for marriage…

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Nigeria loves the Uncle

Posted: April 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

Nigeria loves the Uncle

The Crazy Nigerian

Uncle BenOnce you can get past the uncool pronunciation of the word ‘Uncle’ in Nigeria (ironically pronounced ‘Un-cool’) then you’d agree that they’re usually one of the most popular people around. I don’t just mean in the blood relative kinda way; any man who’s senior in age to another non-relative is referred to by the latter as an uncle (this works exactly the same with ‘aunty’ but I choose not to digress). Going by this ‘Nigerian standard’ I’m pretty sure I have in excess of a hundred uncles, 89 (and counting) of which are no blood relations of mine but earned the title for various reasons.

any man who’s senior in age to another non-relative is referred to by the latter as an uncle

brady bunchThere was this one Un-cool of mine who lived next door to my parents’ flat when I was about 5 years old. He was a twenty-something year…

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That Ibadan Ritual Forest

Posted: April 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

That Ibadan Ritual Forest

Thy Glory O' Nigeria..!

Adeola Aderounmu

The biggest news in Nigeria this week apart from the unending massacre in Northern Nigeria is the ritual forest discovered in Ibadan.

Those who are not used to the “juju” of Africa will find this difficult to comprehend. But in Africa, well in Nigeria, I can write about the possibility of using “african jazz” in the most negative ways.

This means that some people can use extra ordinary powers to make other people go crazy. It may sound out of this world to those who do not grow up under this type of clime. But we know that some humans in Nigeria possess the witchcraft or evil power to influence the progress and stability of other people.

Some individuals have this ability to place a spell on other people. So what has happened in Ibadan is the exposure of this “generational” or “ancient” power. It is unfortunate that…

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Nigerians In South Africa, Victims Or Culprits?

Thy Glory O' Nigeria..!

By Adeola Aderounmu

One day in early March 2014 a Nigerian man killed a police officer in South Africa. The tragic incident took place at La Rochelle in Johannesburg. The Nigerian was caught with illegal drugs and he resisted arrest. He killed the police officer that was to arrest him and fled. The South African police force is full of corrupt officials and there was something not right about what transpired between the dead cop and his murderer.

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That incident did not occur in isolation. It is part of the larger problems and fate that have befallen several Nigerians who thronged South Africa in search of the Golden Fleece. It is impossible to threat the South African situation in isolation if one sets out to highlight the overall situation or plights of Nigerians abroad. I will not digress though.

The history of violence in South Africa is well documented and…

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Hot and Sizzling From: Gracious Grace Blog

Really,do you quite agree with it that some men are immature in their marital affairs? If you don’t think so,then maybe some of this points will prove you wrong !!

1) Rejecting food when there’s an issue: Oga husband, you gave your wife money for food and after it was prepared you refused to eat because you dey vex. It’s one of the greatest signs of immaturity, it’s time to grow up!
You should not even abandon your home for any reason, you could go somewhere when angry but ensure that you don’t allow it to linger unnecessarily because that is enough for the devil to build on.

2) Telling your wife severally that you are the head: May I let you know that even when your wife disobeys/ disrespect you she still knows that you are the head. You need not shout or scream it daily. It’s important for…

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Be A Better Man Before Happily Ever After

Musings of a Crazy Nigerian

A while back I wrote a letter to Lady Farouk, If you missed it you can find it here. I have been told by some that she is not real and cannot possibly exist. Well in my defence I believe Lady Farouk is the epitome of the kind of woman I would want to end up with, I know that I would be lucky to find a woman with 60 percent of the attributes I described. Although, I doubt that blog post captured my full list and the fact that I am a pretty flexible person with my sense of what I want in a woman evolving and maturing as I have. Don’t worry I am not going to make another list of the characteristics of Lady Farouk, I believe she knows herself wherever and whoever she is.

I have heard mothers mine included talk about how they want…

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A Compendium of Thoughts

Posted: April 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

A Compendium of Thoughts

Musings of a Crazy Nigerian

I don’t have an elaborate blog post but I figured I would just share a few of my thoughts on some things that have caught my attention recently

First, I would like to send my condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of those lost in the Kano bombings. 20 people and counting lost their lives in that tragedy(story here). As usual, the attack was followed by condemnation from the usual quarters and I bet there will be increased surveillance and road blocks in Kano while the perpetrators will go underground for a while allowing the people to be lulled into a false sense of security before they strike again. Yes, some inroads have been made with the state of emergency in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe but these people can blend into the population and migrate and we would be none the wiser. Nigeria is a country without…

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When My Thoughts and Some Topics Collide…

Musings of a Crazy Nigerian

Here’s the thing, this blog is not frequent and I guess I owe those who still read me an apology. Someone that meant a lot of me told me that I should post more. This is where I will put on my litany of excuses from being too busy with school, work, attempting to have a social life, have a love life, not be a drunk man-whore who does not follow through on ideas and still not shut out friends and family to plain being too cautious about what I write (problems of a chronic overthinker).

I guess you are here for my thoughts huh. Well here a few of my thoughts on a things that have crossed my mind in the past few weeks

I wouldn’t be much of a Nigerian or bleed green if I did not express my sadness at the death of the school children…

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So You’re Mad About The Deaths At The Immigration Recruitment?

Musings of a Crazy Nigerian

This will be brief. Over 15 people died last weekend while undertaking a recruitment exercise or aptitude test to join the Nigerian Immigration. Others have written quite extensively (here and here) about the issue and expressed the outrage many Nigerians feel.

In the aftermath of the recruitment exercise, there has been debate over the actual amount collected by the Ministry of Interior/Nigerian Immigration Service. Some say 500 million naira others say over a billion. There are also rumors that out of the 5000 jobs on offer about 4000 have already been doled out to members of senate, governors, ministers and so on to bring their own candidates who can bypass the due process. Isnt that freaking awesome? And of course the main focus of the outrage is the Minister of Interior who had the gall and audacity to blame the candidates for what can be at best described…

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