It’s my birthday!!!!!!!!

I’m so turnt up it’s ridiculous. I mean I could be out partying but I’m gonna stay home and drink bubble tea and work on my dissertation but it’s still a birthday nonetheless.

I’m so grateful to God, my friends and family ‘cos this year has been a true test of my everything. 

But we’re not gonna dwell on that, my mom is alive and kicking, my brothers are doing great! Dad is alive and fine, my friends are great and moving on in life and I’m in the last stages of my degree about to step back into the big wide world and make a name for myself.

Things are wonderful where they’re at right now and looking back on this time last year, a lot has changed but I’m an even better and more matured person.

I thank God for everything ‘cos it certainly wasn’t by my doing.

That said, baba do my own too oh, me too I want someone to invite me out to all expenses paid holidays and shit lol.

I kid but yes, It’s my birthday!!!!!!

essenangstessen replied to your post “Count down to my birthday! 10 mins!”

happy birthdayyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!! Many blessings to getting to another year and i hope your day is filled with lots of joy for the year ahead!

I’m actually gonna cry, thanks so much!

yupyaki4life replied to your post “Count down to my birthday! 10 mins!”

Happy early birthday?!

Thank you!! yes! it’s never too early to start celebrating :)

Count down to my birthday!

10 mins!

I love Noel Fielding’s luxury comedy show

Quality tv

One of the many statues in my uni’s main library

One of the many statues in my uni’s main library

Back into my shell I go.

I never learn.

I really, really never learn.

I have a degree to finish, a document to write and a post graduation life to look forward to.

My spirit is weary, I have no will and I’m done.

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darksilenceinsuburbia:

Joana Choumali

Hââbre, the last generation

1. Ms. Djeneba : ” I used to like my scars; they were beautiful. We used to brag about them. But, now, in the city, it is definitely out of fashion.”

2. Mrs. Sinou : “I refuse to do it to my children. This will stay on my face only.”

3.Mr. Konabé : “Our parents did this not to get lost in life. When you went somewhere, you could not get lost.”

4. Mr. Lawal : “It is here in town that I am ‘nobody’. In the village, I am a noble; people bow down when they see my face! I am proud of that.”

5. Mr. Salbre : “ I do not want this for my children. We are the last generation.”

6. Ms. Martine : “When I was 10 years, I asked for them. I wanted to be like my brothers and sisters, and to show that I am courageous.”

7. Mr. Guemi : “I already wear my identity card on my face. This is the reason why people did it : to recognize one another. But now, this is over. We can no more be recognized.”

Website.

It’s really interesting that many of these scars pictured above are very similar to those seen around Nigeria.

I remember asking my mom about her own tiny facial mark (ila). She used to jokingly threaten me with getting one if I was bad but I always reminded her I was from two places so there was no way I could get only one as her and dad hail from two parts of Oyo with distinct facial marks so heh :)

I still love seeing them but it’s true, it’s a dying tradition, same as our tattoo tradition too - another thing my mom has that she’s refused to let me get as the traditional ones are linked to traditional yoruba religion (and we’re Christian and reh reh reh).

Anyway, This is very beautiful and I wish I took pictures of my grandmothers before they passed as they had so many wonderful marks and tattoos and the most amazing stories especially my maternal grandma…

What’s the yoruba proverb about facial scars and how one cant run away from home or something to that effect… I don’t know, my knowledge of our proverbs is really sparse and poor. (another thing i need to fix)

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saharareporters:

Former Anti-Corruption Icon Nuhu Ribadu Running For Governor On Platform Of PDP, Party He Labeled Den Of Corruption About 10 governorship aspirants, including Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, today indicated interest in the Adamawa State governorship on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).  In addition to his EFCC stint, he headed the June 2006 federal interagency Joint Task Force (JTF) which indicted several governors, including the then Bayelsa State governor Goodluck Jonathan, for false declaration of assets, among others. Read More…

Nuhu Ribadu - one of those who somehow managed to convince a bunch of Nigerians he was different and had the good of Nigeria at heart whilst occasionally serving as Obasanjo’s bull dog has finally come full circle back to PDP - unarguably THE most corrupt and disgusting political party in Nigeria.
In case you don’t know, ALL politicians in Nigeria  (both past and present) lack integrity and are opportunistic bastards. I’m waiting for IBB, El Rufai and the rest of the remaining assholes to decamp to PDP. After all it’s what they all do.
It should be illegal to decamp to another party whilst serving in a political position; alas we’re talking of Nigeria where politics is really just a game of who kisses ass better and who bribes who more.

saharareporters:

Former Anti-Corruption Icon Nuhu Ribadu Running For Governor On Platform Of PDP, Party He Labeled Den Of Corruption

About 10 governorship aspirants, including Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, today indicated interest in the Adamawa State governorship on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).  

In addition to his EFCC stint, he headed the June 2006 federal interagency Joint Task Force (JTF) which indicted several governors, including the then Bayelsa State governor Goodluck Jonathan, for false declaration of assets, among others.

Read More…

Nuhu Ribadu - one of those who somehow managed to convince a bunch of Nigerians he was different and had the good of Nigeria at heart whilst occasionally serving as Obasanjo’s bull dog has finally come full circle back to PDP - unarguably THE most corrupt and disgusting political party in Nigeria.

In case you don’t know, ALL politicians in Nigeria  (both past and present) lack integrity and are opportunistic bastards. I’m waiting for IBB, El Rufai and the rest of the remaining assholes to decamp to PDP. After all it’s what they all do.

It should be illegal to decamp to another party whilst serving in a political position; alas we’re talking of Nigeria where politics is really just a game of who kisses ass better and who bribes who more.

jumpingjacktrash:

becausegoodheroesdeservekidneys:

Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Djibouti. Those are the countries. It will be drought-resistant species, mostly acacias. And this is a fucking brilliant idea you have no idea oh my Christ
This will create so many jobs and regenerate so many communities and aaaaaahhhhhhh

more info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Green_Wall
it’s already happening, and already having positive effects. this is wonderful, why have i not heard of this before? i’m so happy!

jumpingjacktrash:

becausegoodheroesdeservekidneys:

Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Djibouti. Those are the countries. It will be drought-resistant species, mostly acacias. And this is a fucking brilliant idea you have no idea oh my Christ

This will create so many jobs and regenerate so many communities and aaaaaahhhhhhh

more info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Green_Wall

it’s already happening, and already having positive effects. this is wonderful, why have i not heard of this before? i’m so happy!

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saharareporters:

Medical Doctors, Students, Consultants Protest Nationwide Sack Of Resident Doctors In Lagos

In what they branded as a solidarity move to save the collective health sector, various associations of health workers and medical students protested the mass sacking of 16,000 resident doctors early this morning.

The protesters faulted attitudes of the Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, toward the demands of the doctors, alleging that the political class is deliberately shutting down the public health sector as a form of “coup” against good health of the public.

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Nigeria, the country in the grips of a race against time and a full blown EHV epidemic sacked 16,000 medical doctors last week. Bear in mind that the president spent millions of Dollars in the same week to oufit the state house wit Purelle automatic Hand sanitiser dispensers. 

Ignoring the fact that most hand sanitisers kill bacteria and not viruses and the only thing to curb the spread of the highly contagious disease is to be conscious of contact with bodily fluids or employ the use of rubbing alcohol with above 70% alcohol content. Pray tell then, is this really the time to sack medical personnel who have been trained to deal with situations like this AFTER not paying them their rightful salaries?

Nigeria is a putrefying corpse of the country she once had prospects of being. A giant run aground by  greedy, ignorant and incompetent assholes.

There’s a special place in hell for the idiots ruling Nigeria right now.

First mention of what’s going on now in Ferguson in the Metro but a man opening a pack of peanuts leading to a small girl having an allergic reaction gets a whole page with pictures and everything. Hard hitting journalism from the British Press you guys.

First mention of what’s going on now in Ferguson in the Metro but a man opening a pack of peanuts leading to a small girl having an allergic reaction gets a whole page with pictures and everything. Hard hitting journalism from the British Press you guys.