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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Things that make you go WTF 

What The Fuck is going on..
In the news: Dirty old man!
A 45- year- old callous father, Fadahunsi Oriarewo, has been arrested by the police for allegedly defiling a six-year-old girl in Festac town Lagos, after enticing her with N10 for the purchase of sweets (candies).

But Oriarewo, a caretaker at the Cherubim and Seraphim Church in the area, denied the rape allegation, telling Saturday Sun that he only sexually assaulted little Miss Robinson.
"This is a surprise to me. I did not do it (penetrate the girl). I only fingered her. Na my finger I take touch her. I swear I no do am at all," he said in Pidgin English.
Also, sources around the neighbourhood further told Saturday Sun that raping of underage girls has been a common occurrence in the area for sometime now. They disclosed that a 14-year-old girl was raped in the area few weeks back and pleaded with the police to get to the root of the case.

While the Nigerian government concerns itself with irrelevant sexual issues, sexual crimes against underage kids go unpunished. Many cases are not reported and the response the accused man gave in the above news story, that he did not 'rape her but only fingered her' (as if either of them is a lesser crime) reveals how prevalent such abuses have become.
Nigerians talk about morality and spew so much religious bullshit that if you didn't know better you might start believing it.

stumbled on this interesting article in the Washington Post, African Christians a Growing Dynamic Force.
Anyone extremely sensitive about religion will have to forgive me, but what a load of crap

I found the following parts of the article extremely amusing
"You want to see where Christianity is heading?" said Campbell Shittu Momoh, an author on Nigerian religious affairs. "Come look at Nigeria. It's already here."
And it's Hell, if that's where christianity is heading, thank God i got out quickly

"The church in Nigeria is very, very disciplined and focused," said Dickson Adeyanju, the chief religion correspondent for The Guardian, the largest newspaper in Lagos. "That sets them apart."
yeah very focused on getting people's money and sucking them dry through tithes

"Adeboye radiates confidence _ even when making eyebrow-raising predictions.
Most followers wouldn't dare question him. Adeboye says he has a pipeline to God. He makes headlines in Nigeria each year with prophecies, which are usually vague and open to many interpretations. This year's include that a "major evil organization" will suffer a blow."

probably Dr Evil's Organisation

"What I'm talking about here is not spiritual authority, but economic authority. The pastors can basically do whatever they want with the money," said Samuel Bayo Arowolaju, a Nigerian-born expert in African churches now living in suburban Chicago. "The pastors of this church become superheroes or kind of mini-gods."
while their followers become 'Religibots'. Might as well call them by their true name, c u l t s
Characteristics of a cult

The service in early February _ with its "modest" crowd of 300,000 _ raised "a couple of tens of thousands of dollars," said Adeboye. There's one at least that big every month in addition to thousands of smaller weekly services in Nigeria and around the world. Adeboye tells the faithful: Give so you can get.
"It is clear in the word of God that you don't get out of poverty by praying. You don't get out of poverty by fasting," Adeboye said after the nearly nine-hour event. "There's only one way of getting out of poverty. It's by sowing."

Sowing what and where? His church i suppose.

"Why did I join Daddy's church? Take a look around," she says, waving her hands at the crowds. "Daddy inspires. Daddy tell us Jesus is right here to help improve our lives. The Anglican church was all about, 'Don't do this, don't do that.' Daddy is all about possibilities and making breakthroughs. It deals with heaven, but also the here and now."
whats all the 'daddy' stuff about?? [and who's the daddy? ; - )]

Daddy is pleased.
who wouldn't? He's smiling all the way to the bank
i have to admit that in their own way they are providing some form of employment through their business enterprises (the university,bank,drycleaners etc)
but at what price???
turning Nigerians into 'RelgiBots' who can't think for themselves.

In the News: I will contest the 2007 presidency -IBB
Former military president, General Ibrahim Babangida, finally takes the speculation off his rumoured ambition to run for the nation's top job come 2007.
"I am ready for 2007… if I get the nomination of my party, I will contest", the Minna General told a team of editors in a no holds barred interview during the week.


The original trickster (or is it evil genius??) is back and God help us all if he makes it to Aso rock. Only a country like Naija will produce such a person like IBB. And it's only in a country like Naija such a person will even consider going for the presidency again.
Now i'm not one of those people who will blame IBB for every ill that has befallen naija since 1985, that he outsmarted nigerians time and time again shows how slick and smart he is. The guy obviously knows our people well and deserves his nickname 'maradona'.
But like Maradona's addiction to cocaine (which destroyed his football career), IBB is addicted to power, and his pursuit of that power will ultimately lead to his downfall...
An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. "A fight is going on inside me," he said to the boy. "It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves.
One is evil - he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is good - he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. This same fight is going on inside you - and inside every other person, too."
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, "Which wolf will win?"
The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."

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